Unsurprisingly Seattle and NYC has a good showing of aces. Texas and Cali each had 30+ aces. Chicago and Pittsburgh were popular getting about 15 each. Ohio was a surprise to me with about 20. FL and Michigan ranked about 15 each. NJ given it’s size has surprising 10.
It’s crazy, because when it comes to you I’m just putty. You simply look at me and I would melt to your every whim- do whatever it took to keep that smile full of sunshine radiating across your face. And, I still can’t figure out how you got me like this, but I haven’t been able to shake this feeling you give me. It’s almost like you’re embedded into my bones. And, God, do I hope you stay.
Why did the writers feel the need to end last season on a cliffhanger? As soon as they did that, everyone immediately guessed that they were gonna pull some bullshit and follow the comics even though they have been straying from the comics since the beginning and people seemed to like it because it strayed from the comics. I feel like if they had gone ahead and killed Abraham at the end of the last season, people wouldn’t have been so fired up to determine the spoilers and guess the ending so quickly. The only way they could have lived up to the hype of that cliffhanger would be to kill Rick, Daryl, or MaggieAs much as I would miss Glenn and and bullshit it was to write Daryl doing a stupid thing like that just to get him killed, at least it would have been a little surprising. They essentially shot themselves in the foot by pulling a cliffhanger on something that was too easy to guess.
And before anyone says anything, yes it would have still left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth because they would have given Abraham’s death to the doctor during the Lesbian Slaughter and then killed him two weeks later. But now they went ahead and killed Abraham anyway, only to THEN turn around and kill Glenn too because they wanted to “stay more faithful to the comics”, thus completely negating the reason for a cliffhanger. If people can guess that easy that you’re gonna do what the books did, then don’t shove in a pointless cliffhanger ratings trap.
Can you do something about predebut/2008-10 jongkey :)))
I always call that era my baby because truly that was the precursor to what we have today. I’m so glad SHINee was formed and that we were introduced to 5 wonderful men.
As for Jongkey during that era, I always think of them as two highschool bestfriends who end up unknowingly falling for each other (fanfic, I know) but Jongkey’s beginning is so much like a fic it makes me second guess whether or not they read what we write (probably not lol) but it’s just so sweet to think about it in this way.
What first got me onto this whole idea of “two bestfriends end up falling in love” is during Yunhanam.
I especially think Kibum was still learning about who he was personally and then he was introduced to Jonghyun and maybe he felt something more than friendship towards him. I’ve always thought it was a bit onesided for Kibum during this time period.
Crushing on your bff but you don’t know it for yourself yet. I also call this era my baby because Jonghyun and Kibum were still “innocent” to the whole idea of fanservice (?) that’s how I see it anyways. their natural closeness and flirtation. It wasn’t something staged, but entirely pure and that’s why I cherish baby jongkey so much because during this time frame, they were showing their genuine emotions.
Fastforward a bit and Hello Baby goes down, THIS, was straight up flirting idk what they were thinking, but I’ve always pondered whether or not they were testing the boundaries of their friendship.
Still pure, still curious, but a bit more self-aware of their feelings (whatever they may be)
I’m going to talk about SSK (Shin Sekyung) because this was a major turning point in their friendship/relationship. We’ll never know what Kibum was thinking those days after Jonghyun’s scandal was announced, if he was heartbroken, betrayed, a little bit of both or something entirely different. But what we can conclude is that yes, he was hurt.
Why do I call this a turning point for them? Mainly because after it all went down, Jongkey returned stronger than ever and in my personal opinion, I believe Kibum acknowledged how he felt, held the feeling and then let it go. He understood his feelings for Jonghyun, understood that fans enjoyed the fanservice and partook in it for our enjoyment. He was able to separate his personal feelings between his “business” one. As for Jonghyun, I think he was happy with Sekyung, but I also think he knew how much he hurt Kibum and tried to make up for it on multiple occasions and during the process may have realized what type of feelings he held for Kibum. (Kibum also singing “Take a Bow” a few days/weeks after the announcement, is a big factor for me as well.)
I didn’t even touch on Lucifer era or the eras inbetween (that would have been waaay too long) but here’s some pics to sum up the gradual progress of their relationship throughout each. edit by moi~
Thanks for the question anon and feel free to come into my inbox if there’s something you would like further details/explanation on :D
So I’ve made the decision to return from hiatus. I was very set on never returning to this fandom again, but I love Touka and the few friends in this fandom I still have too much to just abandon them. From here on out, this blog will be private and selective as well as mutuals only. Over the next few days I’ll be going through and unfollowing and establishing mains/exclusives.
That being said, my default verse will remain canon divergent and I’ll be writing up a continuation drabble for my about page. Touka’s remains a member of Aogiri, though as it continues to crumble, she slowly finds herself feeling less alone than she has in a very long time.
I decided to become an artist when I was about your age. I liked to draw so much, I almost hated to go to bed. And then one day, all of a sudden, I couldn’t draw anything. Everything I drew, I didn’t like. I realized that my art up to then was a copy of someone else, things I had seen somewhere. I decided I had to discover my own style. It’s still difficult. But then, the results… They seem to be a little better than before. It’s nice to be a witch, isn’t it? I like the idea - to be a witch, to be an artist, to be a baker… It’s an energy bestowed by the gods or someone, right? Though thanks to it, we do have to suffer at times.
Maybe he doesn’t miss you after all, but I know he still thinks about you.
He’s driving down the road and he sees the exact spot where you wrecked his car. He thinks about the way you had tears in your eyes and couldn’t stop saying you were sorry.
He’s going through his closet and sees the shirt you got him for his birthday. He thinks about the way you were biting your lip as he opened it, just hoping he’d love it.
He’s walking down the grocery store aisle and sees your mom. She smiles at him, and she looks so much like you. He wonders how you and your family have been. He hasn’t heard from you in so long.
He’s looking for his old notebook and stumbles across the scrapbook you gave him. He could never bring himself to throwing it away. He can’t help but opening it, and his heart beats a little faster as he turns the pages.
He’s on your road for the first time in months, and looking at your driveway is almost painful. All he can see is you running out of your front door, smiling from the east to the west, jumping into his arms.
So maybe he doesn’t miss you after all, but I promise he still thinks about you. You were kind, you were caring, and you were brave in the way you loved him.
That is a love he will never forget.
excerpt from an unfinished book #94 // It still matters even if it wasn’t meant to last forever
I would still take you back, 8 months later and I will still fall to my knees in tears by your demand. I can not believe it, I can not make sense in my head of why I would do such a thing. I guess, I truly do love you, I want to be with you. I shouldn’t, but I do. You just seem to be right, you’re always there even when I can’t see you, I can feel you. So maybe that’s a sign, you know me, I’m always looking for signs and universal things but maybe the biggest sign is the one deep within.