Archives for the Month of July, 2021

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I was looking for Irates of the Caribbean gifs to answer an anon (typo stays because fitting AF) and made a little something.

When you first see a ship:

When you’re a newbie and haven’t seen all the fuckery below deck:

When you see the fuckery and start to second guess why the hell you’re here:

When you decide to embrace it anyway and just go with it:

When the other side drops shit in your inbox:

When you get sick of the shit:

When you’ve convinced yourself you’re off the ship but peek in anyway and see something that gives you the old tingles:

When your ass is still on board while it all goes to hell:

When your fandom is a trash heap but you’re proud of it anyway:

When a newbie asks for a rundown on what’s happened in the fandom since the beginning:

When you’re zen about the drama and someone asks you for advice on how to cope:

When someone tells you that you’re delusional but you don’t care:

When you swear you’ll never join another fandom:


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liusaidh-writing: Chapter 8: JAMMF up now at AO3! Claire takes off her silver ring for the first…


Chapter 8: JAMMF up now at AO3! 

Claire takes off her silver ring for the first time.


Hope you enjoy this little chapter. It’s a bit short, but IoF is being an asshole this week so I wrote this instead. More coming soon! 


isthisclever:Power Jam | Outlander Fanfiction Chapter 14: GuardianFirst came the sensation of…


Power Jam | Outlander Fanfiction

Chapter 14: Guardian

First came the sensation of falling, his stomach swooping and brain flipping as he tumbled through black air. Then he jerked awake and very nearly tumbled from his chair for real.

The hospital intercom buzzed again, paging a doctor to the cardiac ward. Jamie sighed, running his hand over his face as he oriented himself. He slunk into his seat. The clock read nearly two a.m.

“Shite,” he murmured. He leaned his head back against the wall, one hand covering his closed eyes and massaging at his temples. The throbbing above the bridge of his nose matched the new ache in his chest. Claire’s shift began in four hours. She needed to leave. And he had to make her go.

Breathing deep, he turned to the seat beside him, stomach lurching into his throat to find it empty.

He rushed to quell the flare of disappointment, thoughts zipping across his mind as quick and numerous as the stars he’d watched with her. It was right that she’d gone. These chairs were murder. She should be sleeping in her own bed. Kissing her child and whispering goodnight into her ear. And, honestly, it was thoughtful of her not to wake him; he was exhausted, too. She came and sat with him during the worst of it. That was enough.

Rough fingers traced over the hollow of his cheek where he imagined — he hoped — she had kissed him goodbye before tip-toeing away.

It didn’t matter that she’d left. He repeated it again and again, willing himself to believe it. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t—

“Hey, you’re awake.”

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muchdetailed: Le Bonheur (1965) dir. Agnès Varda


Le Bonheur (1965) dir. Agnès Varda

gotham-ruaidh:Little Bit Better Than I Used To BeCatch up: Chapter 1 (Starry Eyes) || Chapter 2…


Little Bit Better Than I Used To Be

Catch up: Chapter 1 (Starry Eyes) || Chapter 2 (Save Our Souls) || Chapter 3 (Dancing On Glass) || Chapter 4 (Merry-Go-Round) || Backstage (1) || Backstage (2) || Chapter 5 (Danger) || Backstage (3) || Chapter 6A (Love Walked In) || Chapter 6B (Without You) || Backstage (4) ||| Also posted at AO3

Chapter 7: Stick To Your Guns

Get a grip on yourself // Get in shape for tonight // Take a look at yourself or your dreams // You’re losing sight…

You got to stick to your guns // What’s right for you, ain’t right for everyone…

Soundtrack: “Stick To Your Guns,” Mötley Crüe, 1981 [click here to listen]

Time passed.

Claire’s sessions with Gillian progressed well. For five mornings a week, ninety minutes at a time, slowly they untangled the path that had led Claire to despair, to addiction, and to The Ridge.

Claire started keeping a daily gratitude journal. For Gillian had helped her understand that she had so very much to be grateful for. Almost every entry featured Jamie – something he’d shared with her, or something small she’d done for him, or a few chords he’d played on his guitar, or a new memory she’d timidly shared – thanks to his quiet, patient encouragement.

Afternoons were for Group, and for recreation. And now that the summer was in full swing, she was volunteering in the garden. It was Glenna’s pride and joy – and grew a healthy range of herbs and fruits and vegetables to be harvested at various points through the summer and served in The Ridge’s kitchens. And Glenna’s passion quickly rubbed off on Claire – who had never gardened in her life, but absolutely relished getting dirt under her fingernails and harvesting from the plants she’d tended to so carefully.

Together with Marsali and Jamie – and a shy newcomer, Elias Pound, barely out of high school but terribly addicted to painkillers – she continued to prep and clear the dining room each evening. With Gillian’s encouragement, she took Elias under her wing, guiding him through The Ridge’s process much like others had when she had first arrived.

And when Elias quietly shared that he wanted to be a doctor – she’d started giving him pointers on what to study, how to focus his energy, and how best to mentally prepare himself for what that life would be like. A life certainly without pills.

Her medical skills had come in handy a few times, too.

There was the evening when Glenna had cut a deep gash in the back of her hand as she’d sliced corn off the cob for dinner. Claire had expertly and calmly sutured the wound, with Elias’ diligent assistance. To the applause of the small crowd that had gathered, watching.

And there was the morning when Geneva had been stung by a bee and had a terrible allergic reaction. Dougal had burst into Claire’s session with Gillian, seeking urgent help. For all that Dougal was opinionated and in charge, he clearly knew when to step back – quickly doing as Claire bade, following her down the hall and bringing her adequate supplies to stop the swelling.

And of course there was the lunch, one rainy day, when Rupert had eaten his roast beef sandwich a little too enthusiastically and began to choke. Swiftly Claire mobilized, and with a few pushes of his diaphragm the half-chewed sandwich spewed all over the table. Everyone in the dining room had cheered.

She had a purpose.

She belonged.

She’d proudly told Uncle Lamb all about it (for patients at The Ridge received phone privileges – one thirty-minute phone call every three days – once they’d been there for two weeks). And Lamb certainly shared her joy.

“You just sound healthier, my dear.” He blew his nose into the receiver. “Excuse me. Claire – I feel awful saying this to you, but I think you’ll understand now. You were so desperately unhappy for such a long time, but you didn’t want any help dealing with it, and I felt utterly paralyzed – ”

“It’s all right,” she reassured him, twisting the phone cord in her free hand, watching through the windows as a few people played volleyball on the lawn. “I wasn’t ready to hear any of it. But now I am.” She paused. “Lamb, I’m so, so sorry. I’m sorry for what happened, and I’m sorry for how bad it got, and I’m sorry for disappointing you.”

“Oh, lovie. There’s nothing to be sorry about. I – ” His voice choked. “I’m just so glad you’re off of those stupid pills, and I’m so glad that you’re getting the help that you need.”

“I’m lucky to have really good people here, who want to help me. To build new habits, and to break the old ones. Did I tell you I’ve really gotten into gardening?”

“Yes! You’ll have to tell me more about it the next time we talk.”

“I will. All right – our half hour is just about up. I love you.”

“Oh I love you, Claire. Stay well.”

She hung up and sighed.

thekimonogallery: The 1950s, when the scars of war gradually…


The 1950s, when the scars of war gradually healed. Fashion has become gorgeous as if it speaks for people’s hearts. The new look, announced by Christian Dior in 1947, was all the rage around the world and had an impact on Japan.

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