I write fanfic and make vids. You can also find me on livejournal/dreamwidth, AO3, youtube (as astolatvids), and twitter (as @intimations).


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Sep 1, 2014
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ponderosa121:

There can never be enough Sam wingfic.

both the picture and the sentiment are 10000% correct

ponderosa121:

There can never be enough Sam wingfic.

both the picture and the sentiment are 10000% correct

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Aug 30, 2014
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euclase:

I was going to give him a balloon hat but this seemed better.
#crawfish of the lord 

I… I… feel that euclase has used her powers for either great evil or great awesome and I am not completely sure which.

euclase:

I was going to give him a balloon hat but this seemed better.

#crawfish of the lord 

I… I… feel that euclase has used her powers for either great evil or great awesome and I am not completely sure which.


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Aug 29, 2014
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naominovik:

Three amazing Temeraire-verse aviators at DragonCon! :D :D \:D/

(PS if one of these is you please tag me if you post more pics so I can reblog! <3)


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Aug 28, 2014
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sandandglass:

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Wouldn’t you hate to be the asshole that broke that chain?

But, but — you can’t think of it like that person is an asshole! That makes it all sad! And it wouldn’t be an act of generosity if it conferred the obligation to continue the chain.

I feel like, paying it forward is about finding the person who could really use a free coffee to make their day better. And in this case, that person was really far down the line, and all those people collectively got the gift to the person who really needed it! And that’s fantastic for everyone involved. 

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Aug 28, 2014
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naominovik:

The shiny shiny ARC for Uprooted! I’m at DragonCon with a (alas small) box of these to give away this weekend so if you’re here, catch me at a panel and you might score one, or one of the more-numerous and also shiny samplers! I’ll also be putting one into the charity auction. :)
Temeraire folks, I’ll also be signing Temeraire books on Saturday at 5pm at the Larry Smith booksellers booth in the Hyatt.

Sharing from my pro blog! I&#8217;m so wildly happy with this cover. :D (And if any of you are here at DragonCon, say hi!)

naominovik:

The shiny shiny ARC for Uprooted! I’m at DragonCon with a (alas small) box of these to give away this weekend so if you’re here, catch me at a panel and you might score one, or one of the more-numerous and also shiny samplers! I’ll also be putting one into the charity auction. :)

Temeraire folks, I’ll also be signing Temeraire books on Saturday at 5pm at the Larry Smith booksellers booth in the Hyatt.

Sharing from my pro blog! I’m so wildly happy with this cover. :D (And if any of you are here at DragonCon, say hi!)


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Aug 28, 2014
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http://stevesamtrash.tumblr.com/post/95969374387/demisexualsteve-steve-says-i-love-you-first »

demisexualsteve:

steve says i love you first, because he’s old and tired—old in a body that betrays him in the hardest of ways, a body that will never give him the excuse to just stop and rest. steve says i love you first, and he says it soon, too. he says it because he feels it, and that’s good enough a reason, and because he hasn’t had something good, something his in a long time. steve says i love you because sam is sitting on their bed—their bed—looking exhausted but beautiful, and the bruise steve sucked on the tender skin of his collarbone the night before is still there. steve says i love you for a gazillion of reasons—because he told sam not to come with him twice now and sam did so anyway, because steve dived from a building and wings literally spurted from sam’s back, because steve sees himself in the way sam’s hands close instinctively around a gun, protection and responsibility written all over the tense line of his jaw.
steve says i love you because he does.

and sam… sam looks surprised for a second, and then just happy, and he pushes himself off the mattress to walk up to steve and press him against the nearest wall, gently but firmly, until they’re just one four-legged giant monster and steve just has to breathe in to smell sam’s coconut shampoo. and he doesn’t say anything, which is weird, because he’s usually the talker; but he noses at steve’s throat and kisses him very softly, and steve can hear the i love you better than if sam had been yelling it.

(later, he does say it. why d’you think i’m here, with a cocky smile. steve grins and elbows him in the ribs instead of blurting out me too me too me too like he wants to.) 

So much love <3

(edited since stupid mobile app reblogged as link instead of text grr)


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Aug 27, 2014
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astolat:

feedmecomicart:

WELL… TRY AND SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT ME AT THE FUNREAL.

I am at a loss for how to describe my feelings at the perfection of this sam/steve exchange 

also someone please tell me what issue this is from? <3

It is from from Avengers #10 my friend

THANK YOU :D 


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Aug 27, 2014
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giandujakiss:

Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

This is fantastic, and the best part is the very end, so watch all the way through.

(Source: youtube.com)


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Aug 27, 2014
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catws + photographs

what a fantastic set <3

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Aug 27, 2014
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feedmecomicart:

WELL… TRY AND SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT ME AT THE FUNREAL.

I am at a loss for how to describe my feelings at the perfection of this sam/steve exchange 

also someone please tell me what issue this is from? <3

(via roane72)


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Aug 27, 2014
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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

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Aug 27, 2014
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liveship said: I have been trying to think of an ot4 tag and barbershop quartet is perfect perfect PERFECT. can i steal it, i can even name it astolat's-perfect-ot4-tag-which-is-barbershop-quartet-i-know-i-wish-i'd-thought-of-it-first-too.

heee, I didn’t think of it first! I have seen other people using it and immediately seized upon it because I agree, best OT4 tag ever!

*wants everyone to use*

*pom-poms*


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Aug 26, 2014
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zombietonbo:

wow cap2 was the best romantic comedy of the year

zombietonbo:

wow cap2 was the best romantic comedy of the year

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Aug 26, 2014
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fieldbears:

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

sometimes i like to think of how aggressively NOT a nature person steve would be

i mean, he’s a city boy. loves being a city boy. he had to survive in the wilderness during the war, but it was a lot of teeth-gritting, trudging through the mud, sleeping on the cold, rocky ground and longing for warm meals at home

so the first time sam takes him camping he’s just so CONFUSED and CONCERNED

like, sam are we going on the run or something, will they see us if we make a fire?? sam what did you do i will help you i promise

and the first time sam takes steve and bucky, bucky expresses the same level of wtf like, we are walking up and down hills for FUN?? why are we eating cold beans when microwaves have been invented what is this

and steve’s like, humor him okay we love him. remember we love him

(meanwhile natasha’s just too smart for this noise. she saw sam’s camper and NOPE’d out of the driveway so fast she left a rubber mark on the sidewalk. she spent the week at a 5-star hotel w clint eating junk food and watching a scifi originals marathon)

remember we love him

And now I reblog again because I mentioned to limnetic and cesperanza I also do not believe in SAM willingly going camping (he grew up in Harlem!), and the following conversation ensued: 

cesperanza: right
why would you endure any additional hardship
for FUN?
I think Steve and Bucky would love
vending machines!
that would be great
microwaves and coffee makers

lim: you should have them all going camping
lim: thinking the others will enjoy it

astolat: and then they discover
astolat: right
astolat: the gift of the incompetent magi

cesperanza: they all fucking hate it
cesperanza: and they go to a good hotel

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Aug 26, 2014
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fieldbears:

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

sometimes i like to think of how aggressively NOT a nature person steve would be

i mean, he’s a city boy. loves being a city boy. he had to survive in the wilderness during the war, but it was a lot of teeth-gritting, trudging through the mud, sleeping on the cold, rocky ground and longing for warm meals at home

so the first time sam takes him camping he’s just so CONFUSED and CONCERNED

like, sam are we going on the run or something, will they see us if we make a fire?? sam what did you do i will help you i promise

and the first time sam takes steve and bucky, bucky expresses the same level of wtf like, we are walking up and down hills for FUN?? why are we eating cold beans when microwaves have been invented what is this

and steve’s like, humor him okay we love him. remember we love him

(meanwhile natasha’s just too smart for this noise. she saw sam’s camper and NOPE’d out of the driveway so fast she left a rubber mark on the sidewalk. she spent the week at a 5-star hotel w clint eating junk food and watching a scifi originals marathon)

remember we love him

<3 <3 <3

(via liveship)