30 Days of Writing

10. Pencil

Set in the same AU as this fic.

The movements are known, like little steps engraved in his mind, almost familiar: The weight and size of his very used sketchbook as he takes it out of his bag; the roundness and warm texture of the wood of a pencil and the mild cold of a blade; the rustle of sheets on his ears as he finds a blank one.

But there’s something new this time that makes Niki hover his pencil over the blank page hesitantly.

He lifts his eyes from the sketchbook to find a pair of deep navy irises fixed on him. They look at him intently, transfixed in something past his skin but there’s no sign fear or shame in the layers and layers of blue; there’s only trust with a mix of the same amusement that pulls at the corners of thin lips to frame said eyes in a smile.

Their eyes meet after a moment, something makes James blush lightly but the smile never wavers or dims but lights all the room on its own, and it’s all Niki needs to turn and face the imposing starkness of the white sheet.

There’s nothing Niki relishes more of drawing than how he can fill the nothingness of a blank sheet with just the flick of his wrist.

He draws lines first, steadily breaking with black the smoothness of white, and then he turns those lines into strong arms and long legs; a bare chest and the soft line of a neck. He takes his time, tracing every plane of James’ body with the precision of someone who has memorized it with lips and hands; attempting to catch with every stroke the wholeness of James.

But it’s a futile attempt; he realises as he stops to grab another set of pencils and sharpen them.  There’s no technique that can replicate the vibrant sound of James’ laugh or the way his hair turns to gold as the sun sets beyond his window; there’s no way he can portray the exact way his stubble feels in the morning, or how warm and skilled his lips are. There’s no way he can draw the vividness and depth of his eyes of a blue as the night sky.

It’s impossible to capture the bittersweet roughness and roundness of James Hunt with the sole aid of a pencil on his hand.

By the time he finishes, the city outside is awoken with the last rays of the sun and his room is filled with the smell of rain. James puts one of his shirts on – too small for him – and sits beside him; kissing Niki on the neck as his hands take the sketchbook away from his hands.

“It’s wonderful,” James says, his voice tickling Niki’s right ear pleasantly.

“Not completely,” Niki admits, omitting the romance out of his reply but imprinting it on the kiss that silences James’ unspoken complaint and stops the time around them.

My dog has developed a codependency on me…that or she just wants a snack


38 years ago today, there was almost a tragedy at the Nürburgring.

On lap 2 of the German Grand Prix on the infamously dangerous circuit, Niki Lauda’s Ferrari ploughed into a barrier, spinning him back onto the track in the path of oncoming cars and was engulfed in flames. He was pulled free from the wreckage by several other drivers but not before significant damage was done to his skin and, more devastatingly, his lungs.

He was rushed to hospital where the diagnosis was grim, so much so that he was given the last rites. It seemed that everyone had given up hope of the reigning world champion pulling through.

Which is, frankly, ridiculous. Because this is Niki Fucking Lauda. He doesn’t have time for death! What kind of bullshit is that? He has a title to win, just you try and stop him!

Six weeks later that man showed off his scars to the world. And while on the inside he was, to put it lightly, shitting bricks, he wasn’t about to let this ruin his life, wasn’t about to let it dictate his future. He got in that Ferrari that almost claimed his life, he qualified fifth and came fourth in the race. Because that’s how he rolls.

He lost the 1976 championship by 1 point. He went on to win another two titles.

Because Niki Lauda is fucking awesome.

*drops mic*

(via roadjerseys)



It’s like his snoring got so bad that his wife left him and now he’s just forever alone with his extra-strength Breathe Right strips

maybe the strips were so effective that he inhaled his wife

(via thenightdreams)


n. A very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about.


n. A very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about.

(via mindpalaceofversailles)

  • sherlock returning to london & hearing about terrorist plot: john
  • sherlock's best man speech: john
  • sherlock's dying thought: john

Words to describe someone's voice

  • adenoidal: if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose
  • appealing: an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement
  • breathy: with loud breathing noises
  • brittle: if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry
  • croaky: if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat
  • dead: if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion
  • disembodied: a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see
  • flat: spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.
  • fruity: a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way
  • grating: a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying
  • gravelly: a gravelly voice sounds low and rough
  • gruff: a gruff voice has a rough low sound
  • guttural: a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat
  • high-pitched: a high-pitched voice or sound is very high
  • hoarse: someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore
  • honeyed: honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking
  • husky: a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way
  • low adjective: a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear
  • low adverb: in a deep voice, or with a deep sound
  • matter-of-fact: used about someone’s behaviour or voice
  • modulated: a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to
  • monotonous: a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower
  • nasal: someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose
  • orotund: an orotund voice is loud and clear
  • penetrating: a penetrating voice or sound is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable
  • plummy: a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.
  • quietly: in a quiet voice
  • raucous: a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough
  • ringing: a ringing sound or voice is very loud and clear
  • rough: a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to
  • shrill: a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant
  • silvery: a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant
  • singsong: if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a musical way
  • small: a small voice or sound is quiet
  • smoky: a smoky voice or smoky eyes are sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way
  • softly spoken: someone who is softly spoken has a quiet gentle voice
  • sotto voce adjective, adverb: in a very quiet voice
  • stentorian: a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe
  • strangled: a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it
  • strangulated: strangled
  • strident: a strident voice or sound is loud and unpleasant
  • taut: used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry
  • thick: if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion
  • thickly: with a low voice that comes mostly from your throat
  • thin: a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to
  • throaty: a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat
  • tight: a tight voice or expression shows that you are nervous or annoyed
  • toneless: a toneless voice does not express any emotion
  • tremulous: if something such as your voice or smile is tremulous, it is not steady, for example because you are afraid or excited
  • wheezy: a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing
  • wobbly: if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry

So I was tagged by thoroughbredastonfan :D

You can tell a lot about a person from the music they listen to. Put your music device on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that play without skipping. Then claim ten victims (Tag 10 people)

Here we go

  1. Les aléas de l’hiver - Gordon Sanchez (from a Putumayo mix)
  2. Lost - Coldplay
  3. And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles
  4. There is no Rose (From ‘A Ceremony of Carols’) - Benjamin Britten
  5. Help! - The Beatles
  6. Jurame - Ely Guerra (from ‘Travieso Carmesí’ CD)
  7. Tres Palabras - Magos Herrera
  8. 06 St. Petesburg - Cabin Pressure Series 3 by the amazing John Finnemore
  9. Nocturne for Piano o. 6 in D flat Major op. 63, Adagio - Gabriel Fauré
  10. La Vie en Rose - Édith Piaf

And since I believe almost all of you have done this already, I’ll leave this open

If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! ;)


that feeling when you listen to a song with good heaphones for the first time and suddenly you notice 7 new instruments, a child singing harmonies in the background, and you’re just sitting there wide eyed and in love with the song all over again

(via crutchies)


Michael Fassbender looks so tough and hot and unreachable but u watch his interviews and he’s a loser who dances all the time and can’t catch fish bigger than 10 cm



Ravenclaws with huge communal bookshelfs that tower to the ceiling. It’s become tradition that when you leave Hogwarts, you leave behind a copy of your favorite book, so they have books dating back centuries.


(via bumbleshark)


Imagine your icon being your sole companion in the zombie apocalypse. They have all the powers they have in the movie/game/show they’re from.

(via stvcky)