this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time
Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.
Everyone. I mean it.
THIS IS THE BEST POST
I HAVE EVER SEEN
they really do mean everyone
I want one should be fun
but scotty think of how awesome it would be
The first note says You look good today. Leo finds it on top of his chem textbook when he opens his locker. The paper is nice, soft, and the edges are clean—it has been cut out from a notebook, not just ripped off.
The second one says You actually look good everyday. This time, it’s a pink sticky-note. Leo hastily checks his surroundings, but there’s no one in the hallway.
The third note says Your smile is beautiful, and Leo turns bright red on the spot. At his right, his friend Nyota is laughing at something her boyfriend just said. He nudges her in the ribs to get her attention, shows her the small piece of paper.
“D’you think this is Hikaru’s idea of a joke?” he asks because Nyota is above petty high school pranks, studying like crazy to become a linguist while still rocking her leather jacket and Dr Martens combat boots. She quirks up an eyebrow, studies the note furtively.
“Well, it could. But that’s not his handwriting for sure.”
It’s obvious, now that Leo really looks at it. None of their friends writes like this, small neat letters close together. Hikaru is all messy words and ink stains, Nyota’s calligraphy is round and beautiful, Spock writes like it’s been printed from a computer. Nyota smirks. “Looks like you have a secret admirer, Leo.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. Who the hell leaves notes in lockers anyway? They’ve watched too many romantic comedies for their own good.”
“Gaila told me Carol Marcus likes you,” Nyota says, ignoring him. “Maybe it’s her. She’s pretty, at least. A little too bon chic bon genre for you, probably.”
Leo bites his lips nervously, doesn’t know how to say to her that Carol Marcus is a little bit too womanly for him altogether. Doesn’t know how to say that as far as blondes go, he prefers looking at Jim Kirk who sits in front of him in AP History, with his glasses and his cute nose and these blues eyes Leo really has to stop staring into.
The fourth note says This is getting way too creepy for me, so I decided I’d try making you laugh instead. Three nuns are walking down the street when a man flashes them. The first one has a stroke. The second has a stroke. The third doesn’t touch it.
It’s ridiculous. Leo laughs so hard he chokes, and then he thinks about it again in class later and laughs again. Sitting at the desk to Leo’s left, Jim Kirk shoots him a glance, clearly thinking he’s insane. Great.
The fifth note is a sticky-note again, this time purple, and shaped as a heart. It’s not one of these ready-made shapes though, no. His secret admirer—for lack of a better name—has actually gone through the trouble of cutting it out themselves. Do you like Star Wars? Leo reads, Because I think Yoda one for me.
Leo makes a dying whale noise because this is so bad. A couple of jocks walking past him look at him strangely.
Leo never gets to read the sixth note, because Jim Kirk eats it. Well, he doesn’t exactly eat it, but he puts it in his mouth while looking utterly panicked, chews on it two times and then grimaces before spitting it out into the nearest garbage bin.
“Oh my God,” he says then, just like he said a minute ago when Leo caught him trying to slip the note inside his locker. “Oh my God,” he repeats, and if Leo hadn’t hear him talking earlier in Biology, he would be worried the kid doesn’t actually know how to say anything else. “I don’t know how this happened. My worst case scenario was always you beating the crap out of me, it never included me getting all The Name Of The Rose on you and trying to eat the goddamn thing, Jesus Christ.”
You are ridiculous, Leo thinks. Also completely insane. He should tell him just that.
“You think my smile is beautiful?” Leo hears himself ask instead and feels the sudden urge to bang his head against the nearest wall.
“Dude, I think you’re beautiful,” Jim grins. “Shit,” he says right after. “I’m, uh, I’m gonna go now. Thank you for not making fun of me or killing me or whatever, I promise to stop, it’s been fun, oh my God, bye!”
“No, wait!” Leo grabs him by the sleeve of his shirt. “Don’t move,” he orders, and surprisingly Jim complies. Leo fumbles with his bag until he finds a sharpie and a piece of paper. He writes his number in big distinct characters—his handwriting is horrid, but this should be readable. “Here,” he says, his voice a mix between proud and grouchy, sticking it to Jim’s forehead. It doesn’t stay because this is just paper, but Jim catches it with a smile and it’s okay. “But for the love of good, just—you’re terrible at pick-up lines.”
#I love everything about this#uhura’s hand on jim’s shoulder #the way jim literally cannot hold himself up #the fact that there were less than three seconds to spare #and jim thought he was losing bones #this moment #this fucking moment #UGH DON’T LOOK AT ME via canistakahari
#This is my second fav ot3 #screw bringing back the tos triumvirate I need more of this #i need academy flashbacks #i am also acutely aware that no one wants this but I #if I was at the fan expo right now oh my god #'i have a question: how much do you think uhura and bones bitched about kirk together at the academy' #'like was it a weekly breakfast' #'Do they become drinking buddies on the enterprise just to further this'
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
Keep speaking up!!!!!