tinycatfeet said: sparks/croach asshole teen au goddammit i didn't know i needed this

ahab99:

tinycatfeet:

diebrarian:

mariusperkins:

SAME

I mean they basically are asshole teens, but like … imagine if they were for-real teens:

  • being partnered up with each other on a history project, Sparks being a HUGE NERD over Earth history, Croach swinging between “I do not care at all about Earth history” and “that footnote is INCORRECT, we must contact the publishers of this book AT ONCE”.
  • Sparks volunteering after school/on weekends with the local law “helping” to “solve crime” (he mostly just helps people fill out paperwork for speeding fines and stuff but he loves it so much, best job ever).
  • Sparks and Croach repeatedly getting detention for having loud arguments during class and refusing to stop even when they’re in trouble because the other person is WRONG.
  • Sparks and Croach being way more competitive than they need to be when placed on opposite teams during PE/gym class, and trash talking each other the whole time they’re playing (SPARKS AND CROACH: VOLLEYBALL SHOWDOWN).
  • Sparks and Croach hanging out with each other all the time but insisting that they’re not friends whenever anybody says anything.

But seriously. Croach being a hardass with a gender identity that Sparks doesn’t necessarily understand but is totally accepting of with no questions asked, and the two of them helping wrangle difficult AV/Comp Sci equipment at school for the extracurricular activity.

Cactoid Jim, the quarterback who is also in band and who can read the manual and figure out the problem that Croach has been analyzing while Sparks kicks the CPU. He and Red hit it off and get pre-engaged, only to discover that they really have no idea what the other is going through and decide to break up.

Rebecca Rose Rushmore, the school’s advice columnist, who overcommits to ALL the sports and ALL the clubs because she wants to live life to the fullest. Initially drawn to Spark’s unusual knack for technology, she and Jim become involved during their school’s adventure club outings.

Red, the track star who grew up in foster homes until she could emancipate herself from the system, who is working to get her GRE and splits her studies between the school’s library and the local community college. She’s an engineering prodigy who works at the school part time, helping the IT guy set up the network.

The school’s AI sends out announcements over the PA throughout the day, and the introverted girl behind the microphone loves to watch Croach over the surveillance system. When her feelings for him fade she goes on a rebellious streak, dressing as an old school punk rock anarchist and joining the debate team to use her voice for a greater good. She still loves doing the announcements, though.

Pemily Stalwark, the new fiery freshman who got in the school on a soccer scholarship, learns to play for fun rather than competition. She’s pretty good with a screwdriver, so she helps Sparks out with some of the installs where he needs an extra set of hands.

Gene Peeples is the gym teacher who checks in on Pemily to see how she’s blending in with the other students. His second wife died in a car accident, and his daughter narrowly avoided death in the passenger’s seat. Their relationship is on the mend, but his grief and her trauma are great obstacles.

I really need this.

o h  m y  g o d

Yessssssss, everyone agrees that the high school AU is the best AU! I have been filling so many chat windows with all my FEELINGS about this AU. My version somewhat different, though they are all good and should be discussed AT LENGTH.

· Sparks already knows he doesn’t want to go to the Academy like his parents want but he can’t figure out how to get out of it without pissing everyone off. He’s the ACE hall monitor, though. At least he has a couple more years before he graduates to figure out the Academy stuff.

· Sparks also can’t figure out how to handle all his ~feelings~ about Croach the exchange student who is staying with his family, and there is definitely NO ONE he can ask about that one. So he’s just his begrudging friend and partner in all their class projects in the meantime.

· Red is the girl next door that Sparks grew up with who Sparks only just noticed is a GIRL, Ron Weasley-style (not that Sparks only likes girls), and he is mighty pissed when Jim notices her first and asks her to the Homecoming dance.

· Jim, of course, is a senior who is student body president/captain of all the sports/etc. etc. Things on that front quiet down for a bit when he finally graduates and heads off to college.

· Felton is the kid who used to eat paste in kindergarten and who still tags along as part of the gang. He’s got a crush on Wendy, who is still mooning on about her boyfriend who is off at college now. Felton is probably going to transfer to the vocational program, though.

· Barkeep is the poor homeroom teacher just trying to keep SOME semblance of order with all these hormonal teenagers running around. Eventually the kids might realize that he’s married to the computer teacher, but so far they’ve been too dense to pick up on it.

· Pemily is Sparks’ younger sister who makes varsity soccer as a freshman. She’s a little….intense, but they’re a good team when they need to be.

· Very important: Croach does NOT know what a Homecoming Dance is, but he WOULD LIKE TO BE ASKED, SPARKS NEVADA.

There is….more, but not all of it is necessarily for public consumption. Suffice it to say that they are all GIANT dumbies and I love them all SO MUCH.

HIGH SCHOOL AUUUUUUUUUUUUU I think about this sometimes before I drift off to sleep. Red’s pregnancy scare. Croach’s pregnancy scare. The clique of cyberpunks led by Alloy Roy (Techs, inspired by Croach’s presence and his own burgeoning knowledge of Martian culture, gets away from that crowd). Two teachers who are strangely apathetic about actual teaching (in the middle of class, she knocks on his door brandishing a bottle of gin - “Darling! Look what one of the teachers bought us as an end of the year gift!” “Why, it’s October, dear.” “We’re celebrating in advance!” “Well, who am I to turn away such a thoughtful gift. Who did you say bought this?” “Me!” “Marvelous!”). The science teachers and the technology teachers (totally a real thing) always at each other’s throats. Croach going to someone’s ‘my parents are out of town for the weekend’ party and grossly overestimating his ability to hold down alcohol and getting hilariously and then dangerously drunk.

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT A SPARKS HIGH SCHOOL AU OKAY

ravenclaw-queen:

In which Draco and Harry dress a little too quickly after a meeting

I don’t even ship it and this is awesome

(Source: scaredpotter, via theheroheart)

The first song was slapdash and bad, so here is the second song: slapdash and slightly less bad! Suffers from a lack of theremin. I didn’t relisten to the song beforehand so I was winging the harmony (in an adjusted key that’s easier to play but slightly too low), and then I confused myself and didn’t record the third harmony. NEXT TIME.

insanitysrequiem:

cautionlazer:

instead of spending 17000 dollars on dashcon let’s spend 17000 dollars on a remake of The Producers about the events of DashCon

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"You know, it’s absolutely amazing! Under the right circumstances, a conrunner could make more money with a flop then…

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The president of a Christian college nearby has requested that he be exempt from an executive order that will prevent federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation when hiring.

tl;dr, he doesn’t want to hire gay people. Students disagree, alumni disagree, and you should disagree too. Please sign this petition to have with withdraw his request and let him now how you think.

molotovs-and-pie:

athee-fille:

questioningthenormal:

banging-dickens:

cordelias-coriander-condiment:

Who else misses Tumblr before it was this?

THE WOLF ONE, THOUGH. WHAT.

And this is why we can’t have nice things

"you have no idea what if feels like to be a wolf inside"

human version of moon moon

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kajoi:

Just a little fanart for the lovely zombie tv series “In The Flesh”. 
This series is guaranteed to break your heart. Watch it anyway.
(also watch it even if you don’t really like zombies!)

kajoi:

Just a little fanart for the lovely zombie tv series “In The Flesh”. 

This series is guaranteed to break your heart. Watch it anyway.

(also watch it even if you don’t really like zombies!)

kajoi:

Okay, some more fanart for the bbcthree zombie show that I currently love very much! So, Simon…I don’t understand how this character can go from a creepy vampire zombie extremist to a cute puppy you just want to protect forever. Just…how.
This kind of goes together with the Kieren one, I am also planning to draw Amy because I feel these works could make a nice triptych! 

kajoi:

Okay, some more fanart for the bbcthree zombie show that I currently love very much! So, Simon…I don’t understand how this character can go from a creepy vampire zombie extremist to a cute puppy you just want to protect forever. Just…how.

This kind of goes together with the Kieren one, I am also planning to draw Amy because I feel these works could make a nice triptych! 

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tinycatfeet:

*sparks nevada voice*: so gross

tinycatfeet:

*sparks nevada voice*: so gross

corduroyzebra:

Nobody panic. Tumblr’s just celebrating World UFO Day (a thing) by maybe letting in a Jupiter Spy?

We should probably just be on guard, and we’ll all get out of this day withou- 

ANYWAAAAAAAY everything’s totally normal, so don’t you worry your stupid little human heads about anything, jellybeans.

But if you wanted to like, I don’t knooow, be a real pal, I GUESS you could tell all your secrets to strangers you meet today? 

Just a suggestion, but uh … yeah. That’d be great.

Bye all my buddies!

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wonderfulnonsense:

i’M gonn vinvite so many wonderufl peope to our wedding

idk how you’re all gonna make it to Massachusetts but you’re all invited

bring ghetto mexican food and booze

Have it happen near something else to entice people to come, like Halloween. You can have your bachelorette party in costume in Salem.

jerkbitchidjitassbutt:

BUT DOESN’T HE LOOK LIKE THE LOVE CHILD OF JACK AND IANTO

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(Source: winterromanova)

nightowl198:

Just Ianto things!

nightowl198:

Just Ianto things!

shannondapper:

I honestly can’t tell if people do or do not like the middle segments of The Thrilling Adventure Hour. They’re kind of my favorite thing. Weird characters and acting choices! LBG representation! Puns!!

I guess probably everybody just likes Sparks Nevada and/or Beyond Belief better? Or a lot of people contributing to Tumblr are newish to the fandom and haven’t listened to them much yet? I feel like the first couple episodes of most of them are underdeveloped and people abandon them right away. Like, if that’s the case… don’t??? Don’t do that maybe??

Sigh. Way to go, self. Be in an obscure fandom and then insist on caring deeply about the most obscure part of it.

The amount of strong dislike/apathy toward Colonel Tick-Tock makes me really sad because I love him. :( And Captain Laserbeam is a bit of a slow burn but it’s still fun and hilarious! I feel your pain. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I REALLY ENJOYED TALES FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. LIKE A LOT AND I WISH I KNEW HOW TO MAKE MOVIES BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT’D MAKE A GREAT NOIR FILM. AND I KEEP TELLING MY FRIENDS HOW SUPER GAY AND GREAT AMELIA EARHART IS BUT THEY DON’T LISTEN. I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M SHOUTING I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MIDDLE SEGMENTS

withmoore:

fierocity:

imyobabyy:

lady-medic:

In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.

Woah

I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.

The darkest parts of the bruising will often become scars, creating something called a Lichtenberg Figure

This is zombie makeup from 2004.

withmoore:

fierocity:

imyobabyy:

lady-medic:

In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.

Woah

I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.

The darkest parts of the bruising will often become scars, creating something called a Lichtenberg Figure

This is zombie makeup from 2004.

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