:') and so my month of finals begins

vulpixenthusiast  asked:

Dude srsl how did u get soo goooddd? Like, how long did it take until u finally reached a point where you could clearly see the progress in your work? Did you have a routine like, 1 drawing per day or..? I could rlly use some insight and inspiration tbh you have amazing skills

Shoot, that’s a tricky question.  Nowadays, I can only notice improvement between pieces six months or so apart, but when I started I think I noticed skills developing after just 2-3 months.  To be entirely fair I was doing 1-3 pages of studies/imagination pieces in a sketchbook every day–fyi, I had no other extracurriculars throughout high school which meant lots of free time.  

I started studying near the beginning of sophomore year (September or October), so this would have been around January or February.  Of course, the progress was pretty minor, but I was honestly just so relieved that I wasn’t stagnating anymore that it gave me a burst of motivation to keep drawing.  

One note I need to make, for anyone else reading this–if you’re beginning to study right now or if you’ve recently begun to study, try your very best to draw every single day for these first 6 months or so.  If you make drawing a habit (that is, a part of your lifestyle), it is extremely difficult to stop permanently.  During multiple parts of my senior year, I would be unable to draw more than once every week or two because of college apps and studying for tests/APs/finals, but I still had zero trouble getting back into drawing once I had the time (mainly because I craved the hell out of it on the days I couldn’t draw).

During my sophomore year, however, if I didn’t draw for more than two or three days, I would encounter two serious problems: 1, my skills would seem to atrophy (it would be difficult to control my lines, and I couldn’t visualize things in 3D space unless I took hours to warm up– this in itself was pretty discouraging); and 2, I wouldn’t have the motivation to draw anything.  Not drawing for even a short period of time would give my mind other things to focus on, and it took a fair amount of discipline to push myself back into my routine.  

I don’t even know where to begin, if you had said to me last month I was going to meet Taylor Swift in October I would of called you crazy 😂 I just can’t believe this photo actually exists, I’m so grateful to have been invited to the secret session it was seriously the best night of my life and I will always cherish it 💛 I finally got to meet my idol, the person I have looked up to since 2008, she was exactly as I knew she would be, kind, humble, funny, generous, gorgeous and so much more 💖. She was so kind to me and instantly recognised me as soon as I walked through the door “Morgennnn I’m so glad you could make it” I will never forget those words, I never thought she actually knew who Is was but Taylor proved me wrong ☺️. She also told me she always associates me with the flower crown filter which I died when she told me as all my friends of hers call me “flower king” because of that 😂 I fell in love with her in 2008 and met her in 2017. Last month I was in a dark place, I had my first heartbreak I felt so lost and depressed for a long time but as soon as I received that message from Taylor Nation everything changed. Someone once told me that with every low comes a high and this is definitely that because I have never felt this happy in my life and will never stop thinking about it😊

Taylor thank you so much for inviting me into your home( which is beautiful btw) to hangout with you for a night and listen to Reputation early, which I am gonna say again is the best album you have created you have put your heart and soul into this album and just looked so happy when listening to it with us and just throughout the whole night, I’m just so happy for you ♥️ I cannot wait for everyone to hear Reputation and also can’t wait for you to win album of the year for the third time when the Grammys come around 😌 it’s gonna happen and I am so ready for it! And finally thank you so much for the friendships I have made from the Secret Sessions, I finally got to meet @ethereal-swiftness and @taylorsparklingswift who i had been friends with before the event, it was such a great surprise to see them and to freak out together throughout the whole night with 😄

Thank you so much again Taylor for everything. I love you so much Taylor it was truly enchanting to meet you, the memories of October 13 will stay with me forever, see you on tour!

Love from your Scottish Swiftie

Morgen 😘🌷🌺

here are a bunch of great fics I’ve enjoyed and loved reading throughout the month of september. I recommend that you read these great fics in october, if you haven’t already!! also check out the MITAM Fic Fest and the HL Historical Exchange!

(all fics with a star are my favorites and if there are two stars then it was a favorite favorite)

1. The World Still Turns 21k **

They had their eyes on the stars.

Harry and Louis have known each other since they were tiny little boys, both wildly obsessed with airplanes, space, and the stars. More than twenty years later, Harry plans to propose to Louis, but when he wakes up, Louis is gone.

2. Sink Into Tomorrow 13k

For the past five years, she’s been tiptoeing carefully around the subject, steadfastly refusing to talk about the possibility, and putting up a front to hide what she was always terrified of feeling. Maybe it’s been a long time coming. Maybe Louis was just the final push she needed. She tries to see this less as a death sentence and more as an opportunity to tell the truth for once.

Harry is the new (supposedly heterosexual) freshman who gets convinced by pretty blue eyes and soft skin to join a club about body positivity and self-image. Louis is the definitely-not-male upperclassman who makes her come to terms with some things she’s been denying.

3. A Few Very Good Mistakes 12k

He almost wishes there were a better story.

“Fucked up pop star ends five day bender by wandering into a dive bar alone and passing out in public.” That would’ve generated press, he thinks, and if there’s one thing that’s constantly on his mind (or more accurately, on the mind of everyone else around him) it’s that all press is good press, and good press is good press but bad press is great press.

Besides, he’s 25 and trying to do the whole transition from boyband to solo pop star. He’s pretty sure a press-fueled meltdown is, like, a right of passage. The truth, alas, is a whole lot more boring.

Louis falls asleep in Harry’s bar. Harry takes him home to hang out.

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darkempressinfinitemind asked: How did you get into freelance?

The short version? Accidentally!

Longer version? It started with a friend hiring me to ghost write their memoir (before either of us knew what ghost writing was. Also he apparently had this awesome life before he knew me and never bothered to mention it before the idea of writing a book came along. Who knew? Random happenstance). I became more confident in the idea of writing for others, and then was referred to the site Peopleperhour.com by a friend of mine, who was trying to pick up freelancing.

I applied for my first job there, and it was literally months before I got any bites. My first bite ended up paying me $3 an hour. I was desperate, so I took it. It gave me a reference, and I got a better job, and a better job, and a better job, until I had enough references to apply for REALLY decent jobs. Fast forward, and here I am with my own Wordsmithing business.

But you want advice, don’t you?

  • Find a Freelancing Website

There’s Elance, PPH, and a wide range of others. Pick one that works for you (or multiple) and start drumming up your profile there. Get samples out so people can see your style of work.

  • Get Reviews at All Costs

Get people you know to write reviews. Take low paying jobs to get reviews. Take whatever jobs you can and get reviews, because they really are everything to a beginning freelancer. I started out with a GED (not even a high school diploma) and still got high paying jobs, because no one needs to see your credentials – they just need proof that real life people have given you a test run.

Degrees and all that? They’re to prove you know your stuff; that someone has tested you and written off on it. Reviews are the internet’s new degrees; be willing to invest some time and effort into them.

  • Take Any and As Much Work as You Can

Not only for the reviews, but for practice. There’s a new song and dance involved with freelancing that you won’t find anywhere else. Big companies are paying millions on Big Data to figure out what little nuances make customers happy. You don’t have Big Data, and you’re up against thousands of freelancers just like you – you have to figure out the key to standing out by hand.

Getting as many jobs as you can early on gives you a chance to test the waters and find your stride before you’re dealing with big clients that are less forgiving of your fumbles. You’ll learn something new from every job so you really ARE the top professional you claim to be.

  • Claim to Be a Professional

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I should give you advice about being honest and doing the leg work before you get started. But they say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. So act like the professional you want to be, not the one you are.

If you’re 18 and this is your first freelancing job, make your profile and all your correspondences look like you’re 37 and have been freelancing for 10 years (don’t lie, just be indirect. Talk like you’re older. Say you’ve been freelancing for several years, even if you’ve only been freelancing for a few months. If you’re living at home with your parents and the topic of family comes up, just call them “family;” the client won’t know if you’re a married mother of five or are talking about your dad). People will look right over you if they THINK you’re not capable, without even giving you a chance to show what you can do. If you take away that first – sometimes incorrect – assumption, your foot’s in the door and you can prove yourself.

Then after you have 300 five-star reviews and a client list as long as your arms, you can reveal yourself as 20 with three years’ experience, and people will believe you’re a prodigy. Then you’ll get hired for being the talented young professional who IS their target audience, so you’re perfect to create a product FOR their target audience.  

  • Be Ready to Put in More Hours

Once you’ve been in the game a while and have established yourself, you can make your weekends sacred with no work stuff. But before then, you need to be on call all the time. What’s going to make you stand out against the rest in the beginning is timeliness.

If it’s a toss-up between you and someone just as qualified, the client will decide on whoever replies the fastest and most coherently. Reply to messages as soon as possible. Talk back and forth on the weekends. Offer as tight a deadline as you can for every project, and if you can deliver early, deliver early. Once you have your reputation and your reviews, then you can tone it back to the same level as any other job; you work on your work days, and you’re gone from the planet on your off days.

  • Follow Your Heart – But Follow the Money First

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I hate web copy. Detest it. A client can have the coolest website idea ever, but having to don my promotional hat and describe their services to a target audience is tedious and unfulfilling as all get out. What I enjoy is blog writing, where I get to explore a concept and tell it (sometimes) in my own voice. I love product descriptions even, where I get to sharpen my description skills to be later used in fiction. But guess what? Web copy writing pays well, because it is difficult and it’s in huge demand.

Here’s a quick insider look at the market: Today, every style of business in existence needs a website. That means web designers are the key holders in a world full of locked doors. They’re making a killing, but every website needs CONTENT. They’re cranking out 15 websites a month but they’re just blank pages without some writing to make them REAL. That’s where my industry comes in, the Tonto to their Lone Ranger, to make their home pages, their about pages, their service pages, etc. so their website is a real website. So long as online business booms, web designers are Sauron and copy writers are the one ring to rule them all.

That’s where the money is. So even if I really hate web copy, I’m good at it. That’s what pays the rent, grows my business, and keeps my employees’ checks signed – giving me the financial security I need to then ALSO do things I like. Ghost writing, book editing, blog writing, working on my own stuff.

If you want to make it in freelancing, you need money for bills. But you also need money to prove to your freelancing site that you’re worth promoting. Be willing to do jobs you’re not crazy about, so you can grow to the point of having enough income to afford doing what you really love.

  • Embrace the Uncertainty

One of the hardest things about freelancing is the irregularity. One month, you’re swimming in cash. The next, you scrape by. At the beginning of the month, you only have one project; at the end, you have 10. I’ve been at this for years, and I still have a mini panic during summer when I’m sure this is the year that my career finally ends. But it never has.

The upside to this uncertainty is you’re never sure when great things are going to happen. The security of a 9-to-5 lets you know exactly how much you will make, but robs you of the chance for those surprise miracles where a massive client falls in your lap and pays your rent for four months within two weeks. 

Take faith that a slow month is giving you a chance to rest up for when that tsunami of work comes in. Having a new client every week is giving you a chance to have fun before you have one client for an entire year (which can get boring at times). Freelancing can be a science, but you still need a little faith. It keeps you on your toes, it gives you unexpected bonuses none of your 9-to-5 friends can count on, and it gives you freedom.

Breaking into freelancing is slow going at first, but so long as you’re good at what you do, you will break in. There’s seriously never been a better time in living memory for it.

Hope this was helpful!


Rich: …The Squips did this to him. Threw him off his balcony. It’s a miracle he’s still…ya know?

It’s been three months…but I’m not giving up hope yet! Jakey D is tough as nails and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s just waiting for the perfect moment to wake up again…

Just. I’ll be here for ‘im, like always, ‘cause he’s my pal. The closest bro I got.


sometimes time can really change things

i worked on this on/off for awhile the end of last month + the beginning of this month for my datemate and i sent it to them and they got it in the mail today so yeah i can post this now 0:
i needa.. learn how to do linework again 

also bonus under the cut bc idk how big it is:

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Day #29

Hey peeps!
It is with much relief that I say I am FINALLY getting over kidney stones 2017. Just when I thought I was better, nope! More stones and 2 surgeries later, here we are! But all is better now. I had my second stint removed yesterday morning and I feel SO much better this morning. I got THE BEST sleep last night, first time in a month! All of this struck right at the beginning of my HRT journey which was really unfortunate, but IT DID NOT CONQUER ME! I stuck with my hormones even through all of the other medication once I got the green light from my doctor. Today is 29 solid consecutive days on HRT and it is definitely showing in my opinion. A picture only says so much, but my skin is getting so soft, it is really nice and makes me smile. It has been difficult separating my emotions because some things I was experiencing were because of the kidney stones or medications they had me on. So, I am excited to really tune into my mental state as I begin finishing my antibiotics and eventually get back to just taking my hormones. I did have a bit of an emotional spell right before Mothers day, but that very well might not have been hormones. I had a lot of stress going on unrelated to why I felt like I was having such intense emotions. Like I said, I am glad to be getting back to just my hormones.

Also, I know it is not Tuesday.
But honestly, whatever. 
This shirt is comfy.




>>>> Hi friends, it’s been a while!

Happy April!

After an incredible spring break excursion to Calgary, Alberta (airbnb’s are so interesting, wow) my friends and I spent a day regrouping and looking ahead to the final 7 weeks of the semester. Then I kicked it with a stack of film theory books I borrowed for an essay I have coming up!

Typically, at the beginning of the month I look through all of my syllabi and map out major assignments and required events. Then I look at the event and guest lecturer schedules to see what other cool things I can make it to.

**if you haven’t picked up The Art of Living Other People’s Lives, I recommend it. It’s light, but also thoughtful and funny and generous. I’ve been using it as a palette cleanser in between film theory!

Ex-Friends [Part 2]

Pairing: Peter X Reader
Warnings: Language
A/N: Thank you guys for over 100 notes on Part One! I’m glad you seemed to enjoy it, hope you like this part just as much :D

Part One


It went on for a few days. You would sit at lunch and feel eyes on the back of your head, and when you turn around Peter would be staring, a slightly hurt expression on his face before he quickly looked away.

How dare he make it seem like you were the one that hurt him?

“Have you talked to him?” Your friend asked as you turned back for probably the tenth time that week after catching Peter staring. “Why is he acting so weird?”

“I have no idea,” you snapped, “He tried talking to me the first time you saw him looking, but I blew him off.”

“Smart,” she replied, pointing her fork at you, “You did the right thing. He was an ass for what he did to you, and doesn’t deserve the chance to explain.”

You nodded, though it still made you uneasy. Maybe you should have let him explain. But you knew you were only thinking that because of all the looks he was giving you. So you decided to put an end to it.

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Every ending has a new beginning.

It’s finally done… This took me waaaaaaay too long. This started out as a sloppy silly edit of the Mr and Mrs Smith poster, then it led to a sloppy scribble parody of that edit, which lead to half finished lineart that sat in my drawing folder for like a month. By the time I came back to it, I couldn’t recreate the style I was using for the lineart, so I had to start over from the beginning, and so on and so on for a total of 2 months. I worked on this for 2 months :’D

So here it is! a Shockblurr parody of Mr and Mrs Smith bc Spies.


what to expect when you’re expecting AU I guess? @starcoweek3

I just wanted to do something cute for the *sniff* last *sniff* day, so this happened. Marco being a total mess and having to deal with a pregnant Star .. is just a very funny thing to imagine. I just love the idea of them having twins, they both get to name one of the kids! And once they’re born, Marco is all concerned for Star and she’s all like LOOK AT THOSE CUTE LITTLE THINGS THAT JUST CAME OUT OF ME LOOK AT THEIR SQUISHY FACES OH MY

At this point, I wanna take a moment to appreciate the host of this beautiful event - thank you so much for commenting and sharing all of this amazing content! That’s a huge effort and I can’t even begin to put into words how grateful I am that I was finally able to be a part of this! 

I got so happy every time I saw your comments on my art, so thank you .. and see you in 6 months! (:


a/n: asdfghjkl ok so I actually had a request for vampire bap but didn’t realize until I was done writing that I somehow wrote a werewolf au instead so .. sorry for that, anon, but vamp!bap & big bang will be coming soon ;;


  • One of the best werewolf leaders of all time. Other clans praise and admire him for his leadership, his ability to lead his pack through every conflict and issue and come out stronger on the other end.
  • He’s admired for other things too, apart from his leadership, such as his looks. While he puts his pack first, he sees no issue with fooling around when he has time. There are many wolves who would give their lives for a night with him.
  • And despite all these handsome and beautiful wolves, the one person who’s truly captured his attention is .. you. A human.
  • After being injured in a fight, Yongguk passed out in wolf form and when you found him, you feared for his life and tended to the wolves wounds .. Only to watch in shock as the wolf shifts into a human.
  • When he’s conscious, he’s shocked to have been looked after by you. And would have killed you for finding out his secret if you hadn’t shown him such kindness and saved his life.
  • But he can’t just let you walk free.
  • Instead, he takes you to his pack and you become a healer, and their inside person for the humans. You can walk freely through the town and grocery shop for them when the hunters kill off too much game.
  • He begins to spend his free time not in the sheets with other wolves, but talking to you, walking through the woods with you. He tells you his story, opens up about his thoughts and is flattered when you call him poetic.
  • “There’s nothing beautiful about my life. I have to either kill or get killed .. It’s the only way there is.”
  • Because of this, he’s afraid to bring you into his inner circle. If an enemy discovers his soft spot for you, it could lead to endangering your life.
  • So he settles instead for loving you from afar. Although he longs to claim you as his, this is the best way to keep you safe …

Originally posted by bangstrgram


  • As the motherly figure and voice of reason to the pack, he’s sometimes known to nag. Although he does this out of concern and love, he can sometimes rub the new pack members the wrong way. They think he’s trying to challenge Yongguk’s position as Alpha when that’s the last thing he wants.
  • Rumour spreads within the lower ranks and they come up with an ingenious plan, to earn themselves in Yongguk’s good books; They’re going to get rid of Himchan once and for all.
  • You happen to stumble upon the group of “puppies” surrounding Himchan and leap to his defense. While he is already strong alone, he does appreciate that you would help … that you understand he’s only trying to look out for everyone when he nags.
  • He begins to spend more time with you after this.
  • You both read books and hunt together. He takes you to his favourite meadow, where he goes to think and relax.
  • The love blossoms naturally, over a few months. It’s a mutual love that is supported by everyone. When he finally asks you out, he almost doesn’t need to. The feelings you had were so clear, that words were not needed. But he still wants to confess, to voice his feelings.
  • “I never thought I would place anyone above my own pack but then .. I met you. And I would follow you to Hell and back, if you let me.”

Originally posted by bapassion


  • This ray of sunshine spreads so much positivity and warmth wherever he goes.
  • You both grew up together, in the same pack. When Yongguk came and offered you two a place in his, you both were sad to leave but knew you wouldn’t regret taking up his offer. He saw potential in you both. And it’s like a two for one offer; you get one, you get the other.
  • You’re still allowed to visit your own pack and family members, as Yongguk has faith you won’t reveal secret information he’ll kill you if you do.
  • And somehow, during your years together, you fell in love. You can’t pinpoint when or how. But you know you don’t regret it.
  • “Dae, I really love you.”
  • “I know, you’ve been telling me that since we were kids.”
  • “No, I mean, I love you.
  • He smiles. “Didn’t I just say that I already knew? Even a blind man can see how you look at me. But don’t be so embarrassed .. I look the same way at you too.”

Originally posted by daehnii


  • You have been “enemies” since you two were small pups. He’s been in all your training classes, trying to compete and outsmart you. You’re often paired up for tasks too, since your abilities complement each other. Too bad your personalities don’t or so you think.
  • Every second you spend together is spent bickering and disagreeing and fighting. It’s never been serious, really, no injuries or fist fights. His bark is worse than his bite, as they say. But it’s still frustrating to listen to him all the time.
  • Whoever he dates, he tries to flaunt to you.
  • So you do likewise.
  • It’s a constant game of cat and mouse.
  • Until one day, out of nowhere, he kisses you.
  • “W - what was .. !?”
  • “Don’t act so confused. We all knew this moment would come .. So dump your ugly mutt of a wolf and date me instead. You know you’ve always wanted to.”

Originally posted by ssonqs-archived


  • He’s a master deceiver. Despite his innocent nature and cute looks, he can be cunning when he wants to be.
  • You first meet when he joins your pack. He spends weeks getting to know everyone, fitting in, and growing comfortable. You sense a soft nature from him that you long to protect. So you, most of all, make an effort to make him feel welcomed.
  • …..
  • Until he betrays you.
  • Your pack wakes up one morning, under attack by Yongguk’s pack. They’re vicious and ruthless and standing among them .. is Jongup.
  • He saves your life, telling Yongguk that you would be useful to them, and become the sole survivor of the pack you grew up with.
  • Hurt and disgusted, you avoid him with a passion. And if he corners you, you do all you can to hurt him. To save your own life, you don’t dare run away or try to fight the other members. But you know that Jongup will defend you from Yongguk’s wrath, arguing that he deserves your insults and hits.
  • Because he does.
  • “I know that infiltrating your pack was bad. And I only did so on orders. While that was a lie, the rest of me wasn’t. All that time we spent together, all those things I told you, that time we kissed .. I meant all of it. I don’t expect you to forgive me. But can you at least give me a chance?”

Originally posted by missbaptan


  • You’d always thought he was cute, since you were both kids. He had cute cheeks and was so smol and soft and you just wanted to protect him. Your parents took you on a task with them, that lasted a few weeks and when you returned, the smol pup you once called Junhong was gone.
  • In his place was a giant.
  • “What did .. What did you eat when I was gone!?”
  • While the innocent boy you once knew was gone, you found that you didn’t much mind. He had matured while you were gone only a little, he’s still bratty at times and you found it charming.
  • You were hunting for rabbits together one day when he blurts out; “So, when are you going to finally say it?”
  • “Say what?”
  • “That you think I’m hot and always have.”

Originally posted by kekemato

Eyes Closed

Originally posted by jackbumfan

Reader [feat Jaebum/Jackson]



Your eyes were piercing, always reaching my very depths each time you looked at me.

You were everything to me; half of my heart, my partner in crime, a parasite I let invade and eat away at me from the inside out.

I never felt anything quite like I did with you. Your love was all consuming, intoxicating and selfish; always keeping me dangling off the edge held only by a thin, fraying rope.

But still, I held on for dear life, needing you to breathe. The thought of being without you was crippling even though you never mirrored my burning passion.

Your world didn’t revolve around me, as mine did around you. I worshiped you as if you were the sun in my sky yet you wouldn’t let me close enough to enter your atmosphere.

The only time you would let your walls down was when we made love. You gave me all of you in those moments. You unleashed a side in me I never knew existed. You were always hungry for my body, giving every inch of it so much love and attention; like I was the only woman in the world you could sate your desires.

You needed me, once. Maybe you even loved me, even if it paled in comparison to my feelings.

When you left me I was broken, lifeless and limp; too weak to carry on.

It took me months to begin to recover. Even now, I’m not the same.

He’s the one that helped me begin to feel normal again. But you ruined me. Because of you, I pushed him away so many times, always challenging his intentions when he never gave me a reason to.

I’m not sure when I finally gave up my fight to keep him at an arm’s distance but here I find myself underneath him, whimpering as he slowly peels the clothing from my body, piece by piece.

I think about your eyes in times like this. It’s those eyes that look back at me, haunting me each time he touches me.

His lips trail my neck, flooding my veins with a fiery need, one you used to make me feel. He’s tender, compassionate, so entranced by everything I do. He loves me, more than you were ever capable of doing.

But still… it’s you in my mind. It’s you I want here, holding me, undressing me, taking me any way you please.


Your name hangs in my breathy pant and I know he hears it.

Whether it’s out of anger or hurt, he plunges into me with a force that nearly knocks the breath right out of my lungs.

He moves in me, pounding viciously in hopes to make me scream his name. He wants me to love him as he does me.

When did I become like you? So cold, so cruel, turning away unconditional love even when I know it’s good for me.

His strong arms lift my legs, sliding deeper now and my thoughts of you start to fade, only able to focus on the pressure between my legs.

He’s coaxing me closer to the brink of madness and I can’t help but give him what he wants.


My eyes shut tightly as my orgasm rips through me with a ferocity that’s blinding.

I hear him, feel him finish right behind me and before I know it, I’m tangled up in his arms. His warm chest heaves, pressing into me as he lands delicate kisses across my face.

I can’t bring myself to open my eyes. I can’t look at him. I can’t see the look of adoration I’m sure he’s giving me. I’m not worthy of it.

So they remain shut, imagining you next to me once more.

If I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you.


Idyllwild: The One with the Broon Coo

The Concept: FLUFF. Just fluff. Each “chapter” is stand alone, without an over arching plot to the fic other than 1. Jamie and Claire meet, 2. Jamie and Claire marry, and 3. Jamie and Claire have an abundance of children and live happily ever after together in the modern world. No one’s dead or dies. (both sets of parents are alive, Faith lives, HAPPILY EVER AFTER PEOPLE)

June 2010

“Here, let me change her, Sassenach,” Jamie gently lifted his fragrant daughter from my shoulder and cradled her against his bare chest. Faith squirmed, letting out a shrill cry of displeasure at this change.

“Are you sure?” I asked hesitantly as I moved to the side of the bed, “I don’t mind. You know how much she hates it.”

“Oh, I ken,” he placed a reassuring hand on my shoulder, ushering me back to the cozy cocoon of blankets and pillows before stepping away.

He paused in the doorway between our room and the nursery, just in front of the picture window. The rising sun was just beginning to peek thru and painted father and daughter in an almost ethereal, golden light. Jamie looked down at the tiny, three week old bundle in his arms, a slow, contented smile spreading across his face.

“But we’ll do just fine, won’t we, mo nighean bheag?”

Tears sprang to my eyes as he left my field of vision.

So many of my twenty-seven years were lonely. I had thought that I would never have a husband or a child of my very own, but now I had both. I had a husband who ushered me into a life that I would have never dreamed was possible, who made me fall in love with him a little bit more everyday. I had a daughter of my own flesh and blood, who’d grown within me, the product of an unshakable love. I had a son who continually chose Jamie and I to fill the gaping void in his life that was left by his neglectful, abusive parents.

Faith let out a wail of anguish that would have made her Viking ancestors proud, pulling me out of my thoughts and prompting Jamie to begin one of his lullabies. He couldn’t tell one note from another, but the tuneless, rhythmic crooning of her father’s voice was the one thing that could soothe her when all of my motherly attempts failed.

Oh, the broon coo’s brooken oot an’ eaten a’ the neeps,
The broon coo’s brooken oot an’ eaten a’ the neeps,
The broon coo’s brooken oot an’ eaten a’ the neeps,
Did ye ever see sich an ill-trickit beast?

I smiled as the tone of her cries settled into a resigned annoyance and Jamie started into his favorite verses, exaggerating his hint of Scottish accent to the point of depravity.

Oh, the broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the corn,
The broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the corn,
The broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the corn,
Haud her in aboot, or she’ll dae it ‘gain the morn.

Oh, the broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the strae,
The broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the strae,
The broon coo’s brooken oot, she’s in amang the strae,
She’s fleggit a’ the hennies an’ she’s ca’ad them off the lay.

The lid of the diaper genie shut with a dull thud just as the squeaky middle drawer of Faith’s dresser opened and shut. She’d leaked into her sleeper then, too. I sighed and mentally fit yet another load of laundry into the long list of activities for the day.

“See? That wasn’t so bad,” Jamie soothed, the proud smile evident in his voice. “It only took us to the hennies this time, a leannan!”

I held my breath, listening to see whether he’d settle her to sleep himself or if he’d bring her back to me. She’d had her fill at my breast before soiling her nappy and I knew she’d not be able to keep her eyes open for long. The nursery fell into a hushed calm for many moments before I caught the almost imperceptible whirring noise of the glider tucked into the corner of her room.

He was rocking her.

My eyes slid shut as I sank beneath the down comforter, murmuring, “Bless you, James Fraser.”

Jamie chuckled. I hadn’t said the words with the intent for him to hear me, but wasn’t entirely surprised that he caught it. His hearing would shame a hawk and he often woke before me when Faith needed attention in the night.

The low rumble of his voice lulled me into that blissful calm between slumber and wakefulness, suspended in consciousness by the effort it took to decipher his Gaelic murmurings. Jamie had started teaching me the language of his forefathers soon after he proposed and I had a fair understanding of the sweet nothings he often whispered into Faith’s ear as he cared for her.

I cooed them to her myself when I missed his presence beside me through the day, now that he’d gone back to work full time. His schedule was wonderfully flexible, though, and he’d be able to care for Faith two of the days I’d work when my maternity leave was up. She’d go to his sister Jenny’s for the third, who was home with her own two children, the youngest being just six months older than Faith. I hadn’t any siblings and only one, bachelor uncle to call my own, so the knowledge that my daughter would grow up with a large extended family surrounding her and supporting her was an incredible blessing.

You’ve gotten so big since we brought you home, sweetheart.

I beamed, a warm euphoria settling over me at the familiar term of endearment that he used on the both of us, as well as his comment. We’d brought Faith home from the hospital just over a week ago, but he was right, the preemie clothes Jenny had found for us were finally beginning to fit her properly.

Will you keep your red hair, like me? Or will it darken to brown like your mother’s? I wouldn’t mind, you know, if you had her beautiful brown curls.

Faith sighed in that drowsy way. She was a goner, if she wasn’t asleep already. The pace of the glider slowed, then stopped all together. Soft footsteps brought Faith to her crib and my husband back to me.

“Thank you,” I murmured as Jamie climbed onto the bed.

He kissed the top of my head, nuzzling his nose in my hair, “You shouldn’t have to thank me for caring for my own daughter.”

“I know I don’t have to,” I murmured as I curved into him, “but I want to.”

Jamie’s arms slid around my waist and nestled me under his chin, his tender strength encircling and sheltering me.

“I can’t nourish her like you can, mo nighean donn. I couldn’t carry her within me or bear your pain at her birth, but changing her diapers and rocking her to sleep… that I can do. It’s my special time with her, in a way, like nursing her is yours.”

I lifted his hand to my lips, gently kissing it as I fell back asleep in my husband’s arms.

Persona 5 Headcanon: Studying w/ The Phantom Thieves

Originally posted by kutout

A lack of P5 imagines here… And so, to begin finals week, I’m gonna take advantage of it. :P :3 I got you fam. [I haven’t finished playing through the game, so some characters might be shorter than others… I literally only just finished changing Madarame’s heart]

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anonymous asked:

if it's okay to ask, what was the surgery for?

Well… this is a bit embarrassing, but I guess it shouldn’t be such a big deal. I had a breast reduction surgery a week ago. I’ve had troubles with shoulder and neck pains as well as headaches since puberty, and my posture had worsened over the years. I danced ballet and modern dance for ten years but had to quit because that kind of activity became unbearable. I was evaluated by a doctor in the beginning of summer and matched the qualifications of having them corrected. The national health insurance covered the expenses. I still feel weak and sore and it’ll take months for them to heal and find their final shape, but it’s like a heavy burden has been lifted from my shoulders. On top of the physical issues, I always had some level of body dysphoria towards my breasts, they seemed like a pair of weird painful lumps that always got in the way and weren’t a natural part of my body. Being more flat chested feels so much more correct, almost like this is how it was supposed to be all along.

anonymous asked:

can you help me get into myteen before they debut?

sure thing, anon! right now is a great time to get to know myteen since their debut is a couple weeks away, you won’t have to suffer long months of being teased like some of us earlier. ;;

so to start, i’m sure you all know that myteen consists of seven lovable members. they’re under music works ent, whom notably houses baek jiyoung, minzy, kim sohee, and u sungeun. 

official links:

myteen has A LOT of content and we have a pretty small fanbase right now, so subbing is a bit on and off. i would check out their vlives since most of the time their broadcasts and earlier myteen shows are subbed. for the more recent myteen shows, i recommend jxj subs. (keep in mind that they’re a two-person team and they do have a life, so subs cannot always be ready right away!) 

vlive subbed their mini reality show, but it only has yuvin, eunsu, hanseul, and chunjin! this was before myteen was even announced. such fetuses. each episode is only 5-10 minutes long!

FY!MYTEEN uploaded all the episodes from MYTEEN GO, their reality show, and unfortunately, it’s not subbed except for episode 2. link.

now that all the basics are out of the way, let’s jump into the members!

Originally posted by taebinnie

Taevin / Taebin

  • full name: lee saewoong (im honestly not sure if it’s sewoong or saewoong lmao)
  • birthdate: january 22, 1996
  • position: sub-vocalist, actor, visual(?)
  • speaks english since he lived in new zealand
  • high iq king
  • screamed bc he thought a shoestring was a bug on him
  • shares the visual spot with junseob!
  • shot a cf for j route (x)
  • featured in gb9’s just i like you with kim sohee (x)


  • full name: kim sangjin
  • birthdate: december 22, 1996
  • position: main dancer, sub-vocalist
  • quiet but also that weird one 
  • takes care of his health
  • he keeps herbal medicine in his bag


  • full name: choi eunsu
  • birthdate: february 12, 1997
  • position: leader, rap
  • mommy leader!
  • sensitive and shows his cute side v often
  • he cried when they performed on stage for the first time, poor bby (x)

Originally posted by taebinnie


  • full name: kim gukheon
  • birthdate: april 15, 1997
  • position: main vocalist
  • honey voice king
  • scared of honestly everything (first ep of myteen go shows this clearly)
  • honestly so funny and extra
  • future variety king


  • full name: shin junseop
  • birthdate: february 4, 1998
  • position: main rapper, sub-vocal, visual(?)
  • honestly his visuals are top notch so i think he shares the visual spot with taebin
  • auditioned for show me the money 6
  • he laughs a lot bc he loves lame jokes
  • savage af
  • taebin said he was reading a book and junseop called him a liar

Originally posted by xi-heon


  • full name: song yubin
  • birthdate: april 28, 1998
  • position: main vocalist
  • auditioned in superstar k and was in the top 4
  • baek jiyoung liked him so much, she decided to make a duet song with him called garosugil at dawn and it’s literally so perfect (x)
  • also made his solo debut with you to the bone (x) ft. eunsu, xiheon, and hanseul
  • part of ‘i am the actor’, a show where yuvin shows his acting skills along with other idols! (x
  • pretty much the most popular
  • bby lost a lot of weight ;;
  • he has a dog but is allergic to it lol
  • rly talkative and annoying (in a good way)
  • he speaks english out of nowhere sometimes lmao

Originally posted by saeoong


  • full name: park minjun
  • birthdate: january 8, 2001
  • position: sub-vocal, maknae
  • he’s a tall bby
  • was not present in myteen go and most events due to school and his shoulder injury
  • so do not worry if you don’t see him in past myteen show videos!!
  • he has a bucket of different types of sweet

and that’s all the info you really need to know for myteen! hopefully there’ll be a fanbase soon to provide subs because they are literally so funny!!! there’s only a few of us, but i hope this post will help you and a lot of other people to become their fans! the boys are extremely lovable and talented and i can’t help but obsess over them. 

a couple of blogs you should follow:

@all-myteen @saeoong@taebinnie@xi-heon@minijuns@princejunseob

and also @kmseul​ (that’s my side-blog for myteen i made a few months ago lol i am definitely going to post a lot more myteen content on that blog, esp since i miss making gifs!!) and to those who i didn’t mention, i’m sorry! 

we’re finally leaving the predebut era and coming closer to debut. i hope all you lovely people will join the myteen train and support them because this is music works’ first boy group, and first group overall! our fanbase is small, but we haven’t even entered the beginning yet, so let’s do our best to make our boys have a successful debut as well as a successful route into the idol industry. 

i know this wasn’t a very good guide, but i tried my best! thank you so much for following me and you have no idea how happy it makes me to see how many people are steadily becoming fans of them. i will do my part and post a lot of content of taebin!

p.s. myteen will make their debut on july 26, don’t you guys forget!