I don't want to cut/paste the whole thing, but I really want to know what's up with Dean sending Tracy off to college in PWP. (Ignore this if orange wrote that part - I'm terrible at figuring out who writes what!)
Yeah, that was me. I did that to you guys. Whoops.
That’s part forty-six, btw.
So much of PWP flowed for me, just came right out, no fighting it. I can name the one and only piece of it that was tough for me to figure out (most of part twenty-eight) and thankfully Orange took up the ending before I could battle my way through it. I knew where I wanted it to head but she basically pried it from my fingers and was like BYE BITCH and ran and just dropped it all in my inbox a day later.
So Tracy going off to college wasn’t even a device for getting her out of the way before the bakery burned down. Tracy feels like she wants to go to college and be successful at a thing and make money and so the borderline-shitty situation that her dad left herself, her mother, and her little brother in, will be remedied. She’s on scholarships, she doesn’t have to pay a lot and that makes a difference because she’s going to a great school.
She was having a blast all summer, unexpectedly. She thought she was gonna spend what little birthday money she’d got that year at the bakery for a few weeks, working on graphics projects, eating lemon squares, and then she ended up getting a job with some cool people and she ended up getting to flex her creative muscles and drink tea and time just flew by! (Exactly like it did for me as I was writing.)
As the real world edged back up on the Winchesters — first Sam had to drop that bomb on Marta, and then I knew I was gonna shove them off into this investigation and eventually send the boys back to the bunker — I realized the real world would have to crash back in on Tracy, too. I’D ROPED IN SO MANY INNOCENTS I’M SORRY D:
So I introduced it quickly, with the emergence of the fall flavors that Cas was getting into. Like because there’s this smell, I know you know it. Even if you haven’t been back to school in years, even if you loved school, there’s this time around the beginning of fall when there’s a smell and a feel in the air and your gut burns in sympathy for everybody going back to school and when you see the first school bus of the fall you’re just like UGH I’M SO SUPER SORRY YOU’RE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. And for me, fall is all a flavor. That bit was important to me.
As far as Dean’s reaction to Tracy leaving, well, he never expected to have her in the first place, and we’ve seen Dean lose so many people he never expected to have in the first place. We just saw that with Kevin. But there’s also that scene in 01.16 where Dean and Sam are waiting for John to possibly show up, gearing up for what they think might be the final showdown. And Sam’s like, wow, I can’t believe this moment is finally here. I’m gonna go back to a normal life when this is all over, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to go back to school.
And Dean just leans into the nearest furniture and is like, please stop talking about this shit, I don’t want to hear this because if I hear it, I’m gonna not want the hunt to ever be over.
Dean just takes that shit super hard. And I think we all know how badly he took it when Sam first ran off to Stanford. It was the worst night of his life.
So I could see Sam taking it in stride that Tracy had to go. Of course, good, normal people gotta move on with their lives. And the difference with Tracy was that, unlike Marta at that point, she hadn’t even had one wisp of the Winchester Way Of Life touch her at all. She had 100% opportunity of getting away clean, so yeah, she’s gotta take it.
Dean knew this, too. It’s just that he wasn’t prepared for that day to come. He’d settled in to this life at the bakery, SO unexpectedly, and then to realize that the world insists on changing all around him all the time, anyway? It wasn’t like a harbinger, it was just an ugly reminder.
So Tracy’s flaky father offered to take her down to school for the semester. She knew he’d show up, but Dean really hoped that her dad would stand her up. He didn’t want that for her, but for himself, he wanted to tuck her away, safe on campus, know just right where she was.
Sam knows this. Cas knows this. Cas knew just what to say. I’ve been to NOLA, I’ve seen Loyola, it’s a fucking beautiful campus. And a bare minimum of research showed that there are chapels and things on campus, which I had assumed anyway. Cas knew what to say to Dean about that and it was important to me that Sam suggest they send her off with her final paycheck in cash so she could settle in with the essentials as soon as she got there.
ONE OF MANY weird, totally fitting moments in writing PWP came when I found Tracy’s exact major and minor programs of study listed specifically as I had written them, in the academic course guide on Loyola’s website. I didn’t decide until that part of the writing where she was going and the fit was so perfectly snug it was freaky and awesome.
i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.
know who IS an astrophysicist though?
know who has actually manipulated travel between realms?
The man is - he is entering the lighthouse! He -
I see only the intruder’s shadow, in that deep purple glow. It is – it is the man from the lighthouse! He is holding something!
The dangerous, dangerous angel is with him! The man is holding something!
He is holding –
He is holding a cat.
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 48 - Renovations
To everyone who says it’s too expensive to eat on a budget.
I love Twizzlers
Where the fuck are you people buying your food that it costs so little?!
Note that virtually all of these price comparisons are complete horseshit. While it’s true that raw ingredients purchased in bulk can be cheaper than prepared or fast food, a naive price comparison doesn’t take into account a whole constellation of externalities, including:
- Travel expenses. Grocery chains that sell raw ingredients in bulk often don’t have branches in or near low-income neighbourhoods, so the driving distance to reach one can be significant. If you have a low income, the gas you spend getting to and from the grocery store is a non-trivial component of your food’s total cost - and that’s assuming you own a car at all.
- Storage expenses. Raw ingredients purchased in bulk need large amounts of storage space, and often that storage space needs to be refrigerated or climate-controlled. Many low-income households do not own large refrigerators or freezers, or cannot afford the electrical bills associated with keeping a large refrigerator or freezer running 24/7.
- Preparation expenses. Raw ingredients purchased in bulk require appliances and tools to turn into edible food. Many low income households do not own a proper range or full-sized oven. Your food preparation options are sharply limited when all you have to work with is a microwave and a hot-plate - and, again, even if you do have a proper range and oven, actually using them incurs gas and electrical charges, which add to the real cost of your food.
- Time. Driving to and from a distant grocery store takes time. Preparing food from raw ingredients takes time. This time expenditure can easily amount to hours per week - which is no particular impediment when you’re working a regular nine-to-five, but if you’re a single parent, or holding down multiple minimum-wage jobs with unpredictable schedules in order to make ends meet, that may well be time you don’t have. Plus, even if you can spare it, your time has monetary value (i.e., the time you’re spending purchasing and preparing food is time you’re not spending on any other productive endeavour), which again contributes to the real cost of your food.
Once all of these factors are properly taken into consideration, prepared and packaged food - and yes, sometimes even fast food - is indeed substantially less costly than purchasing raw ingredients in bulk and preparing your own food. Having the time, facilities, and convenience of access to prepare your own food from scratch every day is a luxury - and one that’s increasingly out of reach for many folks.
where the fuck are you getting 10 pounds of potatoes for under $3
sometimes i wanna be top
and sometimes i wanna be bottom
look at that fancy fuckin bunkbed jesus christ. back in my day, there were no stairs for easy access to the top. the road to the top bunk was a vertical fucking climb of wooden slats that you had to scramble to find purchase on. the one that made it to the top was not only a victor, but a survivor
I tried to explain fucking focaccia to my stupid husband, and he just acted like I was the biggest idiot in the world. Is there a clause in the divorce law of Florida on "failure to appreciate spouse's fandom," bc I'm pretty sure there should be?!
Ready for this, tho?
Florida is a no-fault divorce state. You only have to prove that your marriage is “broken” without the possibility of repair. I think since you’ve explained the situation and he found it incomprehensible, his unwillingness to understand your fucking focaccia situation amounts to either desertion or cruelty, which factors into the limits of the decree.
That the marriage is “irretrievably broken” can likely be proven without the second cause, mental incapacity of at least three years. Two or more experts must testify to this incapacity and you can sign me up, no subpoena necessary. I will appear at court with a piping hot herb focaccia as my credentials. We will bring Orange in and she will be flying a hammock on a flagpole and have printed copies of PWP to enter into evidence, if it please the court.
All eyes were turned to the squirming boy on the stool. The hat was partially covering his face but they could see his worried frown. The seconds seemed to crawl by.
Sirius Black was especially interested in this student. He could barely see over the cluster of heads. He half-rose from his seat, only to be stopped by a comforting hand on his shoulder. James gave him a sympathetic look and Sirius sank back down, realizing that there was nothing he could do.
By now, a good minute had passed. A smile slowly spread across Sirius’ face, as if the verdict had already been announced.
Finally, the hat came to life and a single word echoed though the hall:
He sadly nodded and James squeezed his shoulder. And yet, despite his sorrow, Sirius continued to smile as Regulus toook the hat off and raced over to the table clad in green and grey.
"Sorry, mate," Remus murmured.
Sirius waved his hand and remarked, “Ah, I knew that he was going to get sorted into Slytherin.”
His friends stared at him, unable to hide their confusion.
"Then," Peter whispered, "Why are you smiling?"
"Because," Sirius proudly said, "The hat hesitated."
tiny little turn ons:
- people leaning against walls with one shoulder while they talk
- catching somebody turning away smiling at a joke you made
- people who linger on a hug for just a second after you let go
- somebody glancing at your lips while you’re talking
Jesus is not a turn-on he is the way the truth and the light go 2 church and reflect on your nasty ass sins
it sounds weird but I’m almost worried about losing the lack of control I have when I draw with my left hand; there’s something much more innocent and gratifying about the work when even starting a brushstroke in the right place is a Herculean struggle
been recalling the month I spent in Costa Rica with all this humid weather a lot too =u=
love this for so many reasons #thor probably just found out that bruce turns into the hulk #and he literally met bruce hours ago #and everyone else who has known bruce just sees him as the hulk #but thor sees him as bruce banner #not the monster #he knows bruce somewhere in there#that the hulk isn’t just a mindless beast #and to make this even more feelsy#this is just like how he treats loki #everyone else sees loki as a psychotic menace #and thor is the only one who tries to reason with him instead of just attacking #this is why i hate it when people say thor is just all muscle and looks #he is so much more #he’s the only one who’s given the ‘monsters’ a chance to redeem themselves #and to me #thats one of the most heroic things someone can ever do