“—But then he cried, which was so much worse!” Roy imagined himself telling Kira. He wanted to. The previous night’s experience wasn’t something he had any frame of reference for, and she was such a help during his other dark moments: when he started school, when he almost failed precalc, when some entertainment network Earthside found one of his embarrassing baby videos and ran it every hour for like three days.
But, well, Kira wasn’t talking to him because he’d come home early and interrupted her date and scared off the nail-biting sophomore, and anyway Roy wasn’t sure the relief of sharing the story would outweigh the discomfort. Elliott Blue’s tears had not only been in confidence, but also largely Roy’s fault. He would look like an asshole if he discussed them with someone else just to fish for sympathy. Or, even worse, she would think the whole mess was funny.
So, the next morning when Kira had warmed back up enough to ask how his study session had gone, he just shrugged and said, “Fine.”
When no details were forthcoming, she rolled her eyes and breezed past him to do her hair.
That day, Blue was back to vanishing every moment he wasn’t required to be under a teacher’s eye. Roy had wondered if he could get a word in by following him after class, but a split second’s hesitation cost him his chance; Blue was out of the room and he couldn’t tell which way he’d gone.
Look what I finally flailed to completion! The first arc, kind of!
I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in the most inspiring moment of ‘Cosmos’
“The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They’re your mother Lily’s. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You’re more like them than you know, Harry. In time you’ll come to see just how much.”
you got a smile that could light up the whole town-
So I was thinking some more about the erejean Taylor Swift crossover and I remembered this other dudes and Taylor Swift mashup thing I reblogged months ago. After doing some blogdigging, I found it, and YUP. I reblogged this last year and didn’t even know it was SNK. Amaze.
I took a trip down memory lane today, have a sketch of some gay wizards
The first character I first fell in love with: I was 11 so I just fell in love with Harry Potter, haha.
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Neville. Reading them as they came out, the Neville love was a slow burn.
The character everyone else loves that I don’t: Hagrid:/
The character I love that everyone else hates: Hmmmm. I don’t think I have one of these? I feel like the hateable characters are pretty universally hateable. I occasionally see Ron hate and that makes me want to punch people, but thankfully that’s not TOO widespread. Oh, do people hate Lavender? I’m ready to get mad about it, just in case anyone does.
The character I used to love but don’t any longer: my feelings about Snape are complicated. I still like him, but all that meta about him Nice Guying Lily was too spot on to ignore.
The character I would totally smooch: Bill Weasley, Sirius Black
The character I’d want to be like: Remus Lupin, Ginny Weasley
The character I’d slap: I’d get in line behind everyone to slap Umbridge.
A pairing that I love: I back in the day I mostly shipped the canon things and Harry/Draco. Remus/Sirius was baby’s first OTP, though.
A pairing that I despise: That is a strong word. In the thick of the shipping wars I was anti-Harry/Hermione, and I always thought Remus/Tonks was forced, but the fervor has faded some over the years. Oh also Snarry’s a lil gross to me, but to each their own.
The first character I first fell in love with: ~*~Dave Strider~*~
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: I took a little while to fall for Equius, but when I did, HOOOO BOY.
The character everyone else loves that I don’t: Tavros gets on my nerrrrves. I have tried to hard to care about Sollux and I can’t seem to, but I don’t dislike him.
The character I love that everyone else hates: Equius doesn’t get NEARLY the love he deserves. Also a decent amount of people dislike Vriska, and that is so tragic to me.
The character I used to love but don’t any longer: I used to find Bro hilarious but now he mostly makes me sad. He still CAN be funny, as long as I don’t think about him being a terrible parent TOO seriously.
The character I would totally smooch: God this would be a long, long list. Any and all Strilondes, Vriska, Equius. Mayybe Jake, but I’d feel bad about it later. Kurloz in the creepiest way. Oh, and Damara, duh.
The character I’d want to be like: Roxy and Dirk at their best selves.
The character I’d slap: Aranea, maybe? Tavros, but not at all parts of the timeline.
A pairing that I love: Toooo many to list, but Davekat and the Meowrails probably top the list.
A pairing that I despise: Still don’t despise any of them, but Tavris creeps me out, as does brodave and dirkroxy. God there are probably more, but Homestuck feels so far away from my brain right now.
we were both young when I first saw you.
There’s no actual good reason for this joe wright pride & prejudice nonsense besides that I really like TSwift’s dress in this MV.
excuse me but that is a MADE-UP gender. the only REal genders are as follows:
- a strange buzzing noise
- alien, I think
- an insurmountable feeling of dread
you have to pick one. I’m sorry I don’t make the rules
more You Belong with Me parody because why not.
Someone asked if that made Levi the evil(!) cheerleader girlfriend, but I think it keeps more in spirit with the TSwift MV to just put an awful wig on jean k, you know? (bottom picture is ideal endgame hahah…)
don’t trust broken robots