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To My Good Friend, Natani [Speech]
     If you ask a child who they want to be when they grow up, there’s always a chance they’ll give you an answer like “Princess Elsa” or “Superman.” While most of us realize that we cannot, in fact, be princesses or super heroes, it’s no secret that we hold our favorite characters on a high pedestal. Young people in particular often look up to the characters they love as though they are real, tangible human beings and not just the products of someone’s imagination. In addition to being brave, loyal, and kind, however, these characters often have a few other characteristics in common. The majority are white, although African American and Latino characters have become more commonplace in recent years. They are also well-built, physically and mentally capable, and heterosexual. Even among the majority, certain characters are typically given certain roles. For example, redheads are often super villains or annoying, tag-along y
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Teenagers are Cruel [Commission]
     He’s late again.
     When is he ever not late, he wonders as he scurries down the hall to the bathroom and shrugs off his nightshirt. He’s got a brand new alarm clock, courtesy of (a somewhat impatient) Mark, and he’s not sure how, exactly, he managed to sleep through its shrill, metallic battle screams. His phone is buzzing, too, tucked away in his pocket. (He slept in his jeans again? How did he let that happen?)
     Twenty-seven messages. He reads the number again, just to make sure. Twenty-seven.
     Mark: Where are you?
     Mark: Dude, school starts in five.
     Mark: Ethan.
     Mark: Wake up.
     Mark: facepalm.jpg [Download]
     Mark: ethan get out of bed
     Mark: That was Amy.
     You: yeah I’m awake
     Tyler ♥: Morning.
     You: yes it
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Tomorrow, We'll Get a Rappig [Commission]
     She’s the last of her acquaintance-slash-friends to turn twenty-one, Adeline is. It’s her birthday; she tells herself this, murmuring through the thick fog of intoxication, staring down the stained counter top in front of her. So maybe it was a bad idea, following her partners in stupidity to the bar in the name of celebration. She can’t find any of them now, not that she has the energy to do much more than lift her head up off the bar and murmur a slurred “no thank you” when the bartender turns to fill her glass. Yeah, she thinks, only she doesn’t really think it, because her thoughts are jumbled up like puzzle pieces; this was a bad idea.
    The Malkuth soldier boys are still eyeing her like prey. She doesn’t notice, at first. It’s not until a brown-haired young man takes a seat next to her, flanked on one side by a boy in commoner’s clothes, that she pays them any mind.
    
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Fight Pain With More Pain [Heathers]
     Veronica is dead.
     He feels something, seeing her body hanging limply from the ceiling, that he can’t put a name to. She would have died anyway; he’s frozen there with his pistol in hand, lest she perish in fire and pain with the rest of the school tomorrow. Still, there’s a certain ache to seeing her like this. Did her spine snap when she jumped? Or did she twist there, her windpipe forced shut by the bed sheets, until unconsciousness finally took her? A bullet was quick and certain. He would have pressed the barrel of the gun to her forehead and pulled the trigger, plain and simple, and she never would have felt a thing. This is different, somehow. This is wrong.
     “I loved you,” he hears himself say, taking a shaky step back. “Sure, I was coming up here to kill you, but...”
     “Veronica! Dinner’s ready!”
     Something’s wrong wit
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A Denial [Graves x Twisted Fate][1]
He’s caught him like this before, of course, a bottle of whisky in one hand and a rigged deck of cards in the other, a weary smile on his lips as he counts the day’s winnings for the third time that evening. That’s just how Twisted Fate is — how he’s always been, for as long as Graves can remember. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t bother him at all: it’s so routine, so normal, that if he strains his memory hard enough, he can recall Fate ten years younger, his hair in braids, still bent over a pile of gold at the table of one inn room or another. Sure, the outlaw’s disappointed by his companion’s sulky quietness, but the pair is set in their ways, and anyway, it’s TF’s antics that pay for their room in the first place. Graves can’t really complain.
“Good day?” he asks, setting his gun down by the door. He hasn’t had to shoot today, knock on wood. Fate grunts softly in acknowledgement. He’s
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Vagabonds [Teaser]
     The phone rings.
     Blake jumps, the stiletto blade slipping through his grasp and hitting the bottom of the tub with a loud, metallic clang. It’s three in the morning — he knows this, somehow, but he can’t place his finger on how — and he’s half-clothed on the bathroom floor with blood on his wrists and his cell phone is ringing.
     He plucks his phone from the vanity and squints at the too-bright screen. Ray’s picture greets him in the dark, deadpan, elegant, his hand entangled in his silvery-blue hair. Blake fumbles around, his hands trembling violently, until his thumb finds the answer button.
     “Hello?”
     “Blake,” Ray greets. His voice is raspy, tired on purpose. “What are you doing?”
     “It’s three in the goddamn morning,”  Blake replies. He takes a deep
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Addiction
I hate writing.
I can't remember a time when I actually enjoyed it. I can't remember ever waking up and wanting to write, to sit in front of a screen or a sheet of paper and just put down words. It's always just been a chore. It's something I do because I can, and if I do it right (which I never do, apparently, because nobody wants anything to do with what I write anymore, not like they used to) then one day, I'll make money. Even when I was really little, in third or fourth grade, I hated it. I wanted to draw. I wanted to play the piano. I didn't even listen to a whole lot of music back then, just anime openings and the OST from Tales of the Abyss, but I wanted to make music. I taught myself to play the Grand Fonic Hymn on the clarinet. Writing wasn't something I ever wanted to do.
But of course, writing ended up being the one thing I was decent at. My hands were too small to play the piano, and I didn't want to ask my parents about lessons. We couldn't afford it; there
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The Pitcher and the Point Guard [Teaser]
     “You’ve got it bad for Ace, don’t you?”
     The point guard jumps at the accusation, dropping his open backpack on the floor at his feet. The pitcher is leaning on the row of lockers next to him, his hair in a loose, feathery braid, one eyebrow raised nonchalantly. He leans over calmly and picks up the point guard’s bag, twirling the unlit cigarette in his mouth.
     “I’m not gay,” the point guard argues. “Do you need a lighter or something?”
     “No smoking on campus,” the pitcher replies. “I got one in my pocket. You’ve been looking at him weird all week, man. I know that look.”
     “I’m not gay,” he repeats stubbornly, snatching his bag from the pitcher indignantly.
     “Neither am I,” the pitcher says matter-of-factly. “But I’ve been there, done that, an
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Hello. My name's Malcolm — Mal for short, not that that ever seems to stick — and I'm just your friendly neighborhood asshole. I'm a writer (not yet an author) but less so an artist; I post most of my writing here, but if there's anything missing, you'll find it over on my AO3. I play League of Legends — I main support, usually Sona or Taric — but I'll warn you now, I'm forever Bronze III. I'm currently working on what I hope will turn out to be my first published novel (fingers crossed!).

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KiaCookie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!:iconsweethugplz:
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ImAProffesinal Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!! ^w^
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Secrets-at-Midnight Featured By Owner 6 days ago
How did you get the "freeze your brain" text there?
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MalurusLeafia Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You just click the little pencil editty thingy under "about."
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Secrets-at-Midnight Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks a bunch! For the life of me, I couldn't find it!
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CasstheCri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wanted to drop by and say thank you so so much for the watch!!
it means a lot, and I really appreciate it ^^
thank you so much!
I hope you enjoy my future stuff!
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Secrets-at-Midnight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
(Your profile looks awesome, by the way!)
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X-RedLemon-X Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much for the watch :)
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Thanks for the watch! :)
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