Truth be told, Cecil hadn’t really wanted to sign up for this lab.
He hadn’t wanted to sign up for any lab - he would have majored in Science if he wanted that - but it was a requirement that he take two science classes and a lab in order to graduate so it’s not like he had much choice there.
But still… this lab? He’s sure there must have been something better to choose from.
It’s just that this was exactly the sort of stuff Carlos was most interested in and Carlos had agreed to sign up with him if he took this class and so… here he is.
Cecil eyes the samples lined up on the table warily. He only has a vague idea as to what any of them are and he’s not looking forward to using any of those odd looking instruments next to the samples. Carlos reaches for one of the instruments, fiddling with it until it’s set exactly the way he wants it before setting it down in front of him and reaching for another. Cecil pays more attention to him than to the TA in charge which he only half regrets when everyone begins pairing up to start the assignment and he’s missed everything they’ve said.
He could never fully regret paying attention to Carlos.
"So…" Cecil says, scooting his chair closer than is appropriate during class. "Do you know what we’re supposed to do?"
"Oh, yeah. It’s pretty easy. I did things like this with my dad when he took me for take your child to work day." Carlos looks up from the equipment to smile at Cecil. "But you know I’m not going to do all the work, right? You won’t learn much that way."
Cecil pulls Carlos’s hand away to lace his fingers through Carlos’s. The action prompts a few strange looks from some of the other students around them, but Cecil pointedly ignores them.
"Of course I know that, Carlos. I wouldn’t want you to do all the work, anyway." Which is mostly true. He may not have wanted to take the lab in the first place, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to pull his own weight now that he’s in it. "I am very into science these days.”
They both fall into a fit of giggles, leaning into each other, and drawing a few more stares. Carlos manages to press a kiss to Cecil’s cheek just before the TA clears their throat, sending a warning look in their direction. With a squeeze to Cecil’s hand, Carlos pulls away, and they get to work.
how soon is too soon to halloween
this was supposed to be a series of sketches feat. cecil g palmer, fashion disaster, but as usual I got carried away with the first one. so. Click through for hi res if you’re super curious about the writing on his satchel, but it’s nothing super creative unfortunately ;n;
Sorry that you guys have to click to read through it but this thing is like. ridiculous long. annoyingly long. I am not gonna make anybody else deal with that ok. Anyways! I’ve been working on this for about 9 years and I never wanna look at it ever against I’m sorry I’m way too lazy to polish it just. here. take it. take my headcanon that even after Carlos comes back, Cecil gets fucked up any time he sees that “voicemail” notification.
sorry if you get a refollow from me i think i hecked up on mobile
someone stop me from doing the thing where i go to the btssb website and cry at any of the dresses that come in red and/or have a space themed print
[Image: An art nouveau drawing of Tamika Flynn; she’s sitting down, a book open on her lap, a bandage on her arm, and a green hand dangling from a string at her feet. She’s looking off into the distance, thoughtful.]
Doo-doo-doo, WTNV Art Nouveau part two~
So I could have done something completely different with Tamika, but I actually really love thinking of her in her quieter moments, actually enjoying the books she loves so much. (But I still had to put slingshots in there somewhere, haha). My favourite Tamika drawing is Liz’s here from ages ago so I really
plagiariseddrew a lot of inspiration from that!
This took…so long and I’m SO SORRY to my friends and folks on twitter for posting 800 WIPs for this, but. This gave me hell and I’m NOT happy with it, but whatever. I’m pushing myself artistically and it FEELS SO GOOD AND TERRIFYING.
Oh yeah part one, Erika, is here~
I have a theory about Carlos and what he’s actually been up to. And I’m seriously upset now.
Instead of the experiments Carlos is claiming that he’s working on….he’s really just hopelessly lost and stuck in that dimension. The awful desert. He just doesn’t want to show how upset he is while he’s on the phone with Cecil.
no no no but this makes so much sense
Carlos feels like scientists have to act a certain way, and feels like he has to keep up that appearance
He isn’t socially skilled enough to understand that constantly hanging up on Cecil will make him more worried, he thinks that if he puts on the “I’m doing important science” thing it’ll be less of a change for Cecil and make him feel better
even though I know I’m working on the big(ish) comic project, I can’t help but feel like I’m not being productive when I’m not actually posting anything. So, since I was listening to ep 43, here’s a wonderful cecil talkin about his baby.
"Allosexist" is just the new "monosexual", in that it’s a term made up to try and put non-straight allosexuals onto the same levels as heterosexuals to validate their homophobia.
In case you cant tell why this is homophobic, lemme tell you a thing: Heteronormitivty Exists. If you’re not having the “right” kind of sex or romantic relationships (i.e. Straight Relations), then you are discriminated against. That affects everyone who’s non-straight.
Trying to put those who are negatively affected by an unfair system on the same level as their oppressors to try and validate the issues faced by another group (also affected by heteronormitivity) is unnecessary at best and incredibly disingenuous and harmful at worst.
it IS important to point out the discrimination that takes place within the queer community towards specific queer groups (i’m looking at you, bisexuality erasure), which is an issue i definitely think applies to asexual folk as well — but as soon as you throw another oppressed group under the bus in order to validate your reasons as to why a specific group is “more oppressed” than another, that’s when you lose me. especially when it involves lashing out at someone and disregarding their own experiences as an oppressed individual.
like, yeah, i know some really shitty allosexual folk who can be terrible towards folk who are ace, so please, go ahead and point out the disregard for bisexual and demisexual and asexual people in LGBTQA+ spaces — but that absolutely does not give anyone the right to say that queer allosexual people aren’t oppressed because how at all does that contribute to queer issues other than making you look like an asshole?
i started watching gravity falls and i’ve had it paused for like an hour at the part where dipper’s like “she’s not much for first impressions, unlike this guy” *points to himself* bc the secondhand embarrassment was too strong to handle i had to take a breather