October-4th

Today in fandoms: October 4th
  • 1935: Minerva McGonagall is born to a Muggle father and witch mother. She displays early signs of magic, much to the surprise of her father who was unaware of her mother’s witch status.
  • 2011: Rick Riordan’s book The Son of Neptune is released, following the continued adventures of Greek and Roman demigods
  • 2016: The Hammer of Thor, the second book in Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer series focusing on Norse mythology, is released.

earlier this year i did extremely brief descriptions of the new/full moons just because but never shared so…

full moons

march 12th - healing but feels wronged
april 11th - change, change, change
may 10th - passionate and relationship-oriented
june 9th - childish
july 9th - TEMPERAMENTAL
august 7th - condescending
september 6th - euphoric
october 5th - ostracizing
november 4th - love on the edge
december 3rd - destructive and nostalgic

new moons

march 27th - soulfully liberated, purpose oriented
april 26th - unknowingly demanding, unsure whats gonna happen next
may 25th - vastly abundant but suppressing, to act or not to act on opportunities
june 23rd - lonely, confused, risky
july 23rd - dramatic and blatantly erratic
august 21st - wising up
september 20th - communicative, a bit hazy (revelations)
october 19th - ABSOLUTE MADNESS
november 18th - social justice
december 18th - cunning

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SECRET SESSIONS LONDON - MY STORY💕

13/10/17 (aka THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE)

okay so where do I begin…WOW.
okay so… on Monday October 3rd at 10:25pm, I was sitting on my phone in my room listening to holy ground and I was on twitter and BOOM. “TAYLOR NATION SENT YOU A DIRECT MESSAGE” I STARTED SHAKING AND CRYING WHEN I READ THE CONFIDENTIAL MESSAGE I WAS SO CONFUSED BECAUSE THEY DONT EVEN FOLLOW ME (yes I’m still trying to work out technology ok) AND I FLIPPED OUT AND I RAN INTO MY MOMS ROOM SOBBING AND I TRIPPED OVER THE HOOVER BUT ITS OKAY. MY MOM WAS SAYING ALL SORTS OF THINGS LIKE SOMEONE MAY HAVE HACKED INTO TAYLOR NATIONS ACCOUNT (?????? idk). Anyway I died and my mind was a mess and I couldn’t control myself at all, I had knew what it usually meant when people got these messages and I explained everything to my mom ( she is genuinely worst-case-scenario-Christine ) and she started crying with happiness for me. THAT DAY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

The next day October 4th at 5:27pm, I was (trying) to study when BOOM. I RECEIVED THE CALL. Ali phoned and told me about a special secret event on Friday the 13th of October and I was shaking so so much and could barely even talk but she was honestly the nicest ever (I noticed she said “wonderful” about a million times and I’m now so in love with that word). Side note: My mom still wasn’t really convinced this wasn’t a set up to get me kid napped but SHE FINALLY CALMED DOWN A LITTLE AND MEANWHILE I WAS SHAKING, CRYING AND BASICALLY DEAD.

Okay so then it was the waiting game…the days DRAGGED in as I found out a whole 10 DAYS before the event and I saw Taylor lurk people on tumblr/Instagram AND she liked the post about me and my best friend Eve. PEOPLE WERE ALSO TALKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN ON THE 13TH AND I WAS JUST SITTING THERE LIKE HELP ME WHATS GON HAPPEN.

Fast forward to Friday…so because I live in Glasgow I had to fly to London… I COULDNT SLEEP AT ALL AND I ONLY GOT 4 HOURS SLEEP LOL BECAUSE I GOT UP AT 4AM. We went to the airport and I was genuinely so nervous and excited about what could possibly be happening. We then got a bus and then a tube and wandered about Covent Garden and EVERYTHING kept reminding me of Taylor. We then got a tube and another bus ( NUMBER 13 ) to our hotel. I got really stressed out because I opened up my case and there was makeup spilt on my dress BUT MY MOM CAME TO THE RESCUE AND FIXED IT FOR ME. I curled my hair and fixed myself up then I went to out to the secret meeting point and recognized so many people from tumblr/twitter etc and it was SO surreal. ALSO A FEW PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME AND WERE LIKE OMG ABBIE I KNOW YOU AND THAT MADE ME FEEL SO SO SPECIAL SO I LOVE YOU FOR THAT IF THAT WAS YOU. We checked in and got really cool wristbands saying United Kingdom (IN THE REPUTATION FONT) I WAS ALREADY DEAD.

We went to drop off our bags and me and I met 2 beautiful, amazing girls called Emma ( @taylorsmusic ) and Flora ( @spoookyswift ) and we were FREAKING OUT TOGETHER. We just couldn’t comprehend that we could potentially meet our idol. We talked about everything and I genuinely think I have 2 new best friends for life. I LOVE YOU GUYS. We were on the last bus to leave so we waited foreverrrr and my nerves were building up so much and I was FULL ON ALL OVER SHOOK.

Everyone on the bus was SO EXCITED and we were all dying together. It was such a combination of nerves and excitement like I can’t even describe it. So we FINALLY arrived at our secret destination and were escorted to the entrance to be searched etc (there was a big box of socks for some reason and it made us laugh so just thought I’d add that in and also a few half finished smart water bottles👀).

Okay so then we went through to TAYLORS HOUSE. It was beautiful and there was so much food laid out and I had a REPUTATION COOKIE and CUSTOMIZED REPUTATION M&MS and CHICKEN TENDERS. Taylors playlist of the songs she loves was playing in the background and we were LOVING LIFE. (Side note: my mom loved the olives you put out taylor so thanks for that) So basically me, Emma and Flora were chilling together (we were not chill at all tho) and everything was fine THEN Flora goes “oh my god, that’s Scott” AND IM LIKE WTF AND WE ALL LOOK OVER AND DIE LIKE WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES THE KING OF GUITAR PICS WAS HERE. We went and spoke to more amazing people and life was good…THEN TREE COMES THROUGH AND IM LIKE WHATATSTSS THATS A LEGEND THEN NOT LONG AFTER THAT WE SEE ANDREA AND WE ALL DIED. I CRIED WHEN I SEEN ANDREA IDK WHY IT JUST GOT TOO MUCH AND SHES MY QUEEN. IT GENUINELY FELT LIKE A DREAM LIKE SURELY THIS WAS NOT REAL.

Finally, after a while, we went through to THE LIVING ROOM. YES. A CHAIR. A SPEAKER. WE ALL KNEW WHAT THIS WAS. ME, EMMA AND FLORA HAD A LITTLE SUPPORT NETWORK GOING ON BECAUSE WE WERE ALL HOLDING HANDS BECAUSE WE WERE NOT PREPARED AT ALL. I cried - yeah she wasn’t even here yet and I cried. So anyway THEN I’m like I can’t even do this and my heart is beating abnormally fast. And that’s when she appeared…

I COULDNT BELIEVE MY EYES. MY ANGEL. MY EVERYTHING. GENUINELY LIKE A METER AWAY. NO WAY. Okay so then I SOBBED even more and I was uncontrollable (I finally did calm down but omg it was so hard I couldn’t stop crying) - thank you Emma and Flora for helping me LOL. Side note: her hair was so curly and pretty and she wore this camo dress thing and SNAKE BOOOOOOTS and a snake ring and yeah I was like GO GURLLL. IN THAT MOMENT I DIED IT WAS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

On to the album, obviously you guys understand I can’t say much at all BUT REPUTATION IS MY FAVOURITE ALBUM BY FARRRRR. Like it’s genuinely so different but so genius - it’s incredible. She’s so talented and you can tell she’s worked so super hard for it and I can tell she’s happier than ever through the way she talks and she just seems so content with life and it makes me so proud and happy of how far she’s came. It’s so emotionally complex and THE LYRICS (she’s a genius okay). But there was one song that made me full on SOB and everyone in that room felt something…ANYWAY Taylor herself, during the whole of the session, she was so funny and she’s just so genuine…it was unreal. UNREAL. Some highlights that stand out to me include when during one of the songs she looked right at me for about 20 seconds or so and we just danced and smiled at each other. IVE NEVER FELT SO LOVED IN MY LIFE. To say I’m proud of her for this album is an understatement.

okay so then….IT WAS MEET AND GREET TIME. We were all sitting reading the magazines and talking to each other and it was adorable and even though I was a nervous wreck, everyone was so nice and amazing towards me. When it was time for the picture I was at the waiting point I can’t tell you how I felt. It was indescribable. I seen the 2 girls before me hug Taylor goodbye and it was my turn. I ran up to her and hugged her so hard and she looked at me and went “ITS ABBIE ISNT IT?” AND I WAS NODDING AND I WAS LIKE YEAH ITS ME and she was like “NO WAY I CHOSE YOU LIKE A YEAH AGO LIKE SOOOO LONG AGO” and I was like NO WAY and then I was like “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOUVE HELPED ME THROUGH, YOU’VE HONESTLY GOT ME THROUGH SO MUCH” and she was listening so intently and she smiled at me and hugged me and we held hands for a few seconds which was BEAUTIFUL and she was like “you are SO beautiful like SO beautiful and you are SO funny like you’re posts are hilarious” and I started shaking and I told her she was like a big sister to me and then we got a really cute huggy picture and then we got one with my mom which was cute and THEN (THIS WAS THE FUNNIEST MOMENT) the camera guy said to my mom “do you want a pic alone with her” and my mom was like “oh it’s okay I’m just her mom” and TAYLOR WAS LIKE" OH WELL THANKS" IT WAS SO FUNNY. THEN I told her I loved her and she was like I LOVE YOU BUDDY and I gave her one final hug before I left which was MAGICAL (I swear we hugged about 27468273 times).

As soon as I left the room, I BURST INTO TEARS I COULDN’T BELIEVE I HAD JUST MET MY IDOL AFTER LIKE 6 YEARS OF LOVING HER AND FANGIRLING OVER HER. My mom went to talk to mama swift and she said to her “thank you so much for making a beautiful, amazing role model for my daughter” and mama swift was like AWWW THANK YOU SO MUCH THEN MY MOM GAVE HER A HUG AND THEN I GAVE HER A HUGE HUG AND MAMA SWIFT WAS LIKE THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HER AND DOING THE CRAZY THINGS SHE MAKES YOU DO AND I CRIED MORE.

WE THEN WENT TO GET OUR MERCH AND GET ON THE BUS AND I WAS GENUINELY STARSTRUCK AND ME AND EMMA JUST KEPT LOOKING AT EACH OTHER AND BEING LIKE DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN?!?!?!

Taylor,
Thank you so so so much for inviting me to your London Secret Session - it was an HONOR to be there. I can’t believe I was given such a beautiful, amazing opportunity and I meant everything I said to you in there and it truly came from the heart. I love you so much and I can’t wait to hopefully see you on tour. You mean the world to me and I can’t wait to hear reputation again and DIE ANOTHER MILLION DEATHS.
I love you so much girl.

Abbie x @taylorswift

The first day back to uni as things my professor managed to say in less than 30 minutes

  • Consider this class as an enlightened dictatorship
  • You can miss 4 classes. If you miss 5 and then say “it’s just one more than 4” I know basic maths, thanks. It’s still no.
  • Don’t talk in class, you only make my life miserable. And if you make my life miserable I make you miserable
  • You have to study everything. Is it hard? Yes. I don’t care.
  • On the 4th of October the university is closed because of the patron saint or whatever. This pisses me off so I decided to skip also the class on the 2nd. Jk I have a conference.
  • This might look authoritarian to you but I’m not. I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask even if you think it’s a stupid thing. If you knew everything already I’d be jobless, so it’s your ignorance that pays my salary

evil morty being in the finale would have given us the expectation that he would be dealt with immediately in season 4. his episode not being the most recent one allows his story to be subtle and to creep up on our rick, to strike when he (and we) least expect it. evil morty’s plans aren’t giant neon signs, asking our rick to be involved at every turn. they’re quiet, over-arching, and fast striking, and rick won’t realise until it’s too late.

WELL HELLO THERE EVERYONE! <3 In celebration of my new book “Elites of Eden” coming out, I’m BACK on Tumblr and doing a really fun Q&A Wednesday October 4th at 1:10pm EST/ 10:10am PST. Ask me anything about the book, tour, YouTube or whatever else is on your mind. Click the photo to head over to my ask box! 

Love, 
Joey

Yeah, when my daughter was in college she took me with all of her girlfriends, and it was a fantastic show. [Swift’s] audience experiences her songwriting very, very personally, and I think she’s speaking to a large part of them very personally. As far as craft, [her songs are] really, really well-built and well-made; they’re very, very sturdy, and the records are too. I admire the modern record-making craft and modern songwriting. It’s not necessarily something I’m driving around listening to in my car 24-7 — I’m too old, I tend to listen to older music
—  Bruce Springsteen about Taylor Swift as a songwriter - Variety (October 4th 2017)
a beginner’s guide to seventeen

a bunch of new fans have joined because of don’t wanna cry and the subsequent choreos, so here’s a short guide to seventeen!

the hip hop unit

choi seungcheol: stage name - s.coups. he’s the oldest, the leader, and basically the father. most often shipped with jeonghan or jihoon. acts cool but is really just an enormous meme. (this also applies to the rest of seventeen - except seokmin and seungkwan. they don’t even try.)

kim mingyu: stage name - also mingyu. the tallest (185 cm! how is that real!). essentially a giant puppy. he’s a visual and deserves the title (goddamn). most often shipped with wonwoo. super clumsy and super adorable.

jeon wonwoo: stage name - also wonwoo. complete tsundere - has an extreme resting bitch face and a deep as hell voice. most often shipped with mingyu. very quiet compared to the others but that might just be because they’re so loud. actually a sweetheart.

chwe hansol: stage name - vernon. most popular member and total meme. mixed race (½ korean, ½ caucasian) and used to be bullied for it even though he’s beautiful. most often shipped with seungkwan. really sweet, picked as the shyest by the members.

the vocal unit

lee jihoon: stage name - woozi. leader of the vocal unit + main composer/writer of the group. he looks cute but he’s actually the devil. short (164 cm) but definitely the most intimidating. most often shipped with soonyoung or seungcheol. hates aegyo + fanservice even though he has “”natural aegyo””.

hong jisoo: stage name - joshua. known as the gentleman of the group because he’s soft-spoken and very kind. he’s a visual. christian (hence the meme jisoos), loves food, from california and plays the guitar. most often shipped with jeonghan.

boo seungkwan: stage name - also seungkwan. really, really loud and sassy (nickname: divaboo). main vocal, has the voice of an angel. very talkative and friendly, total momma’s boy but it’s sweet. most often shipped with hansol.

yoon jeonghan: stage name - also jeonghan. nicknamed angel because of his birthday (october 4th). visual, super pretty. mom of the group (literally he calls poor chan his child all the time. all the time.) most often shipped with jisoo or seungcheol. voted as having the best personality by the other members.

lee seokmin: stage name - dk. wants to be called dokyeom but nobody calls him dokyeom. another main vocal, beautiful voice (esp high notes!!). also a giant meme. has a famous horse dance and is constantly smiley and cute. enormous softie. most often shipped with soonyoung.

the performance unit

kwon soonyoung: stage name - hoshi. leader of the performance unit and main choreographer. very energetic and caring. also extremely patient and hardworking. very affectionate but also the personification of 0-100 real quick. most often shipped with jihoon and seokmin.

wen junhui: stage name - jun. used to be a child actor in china. super super pretty and knows it. doesn’t seem super talkative but has a hyperactive side. his facial expressions are consistently memey. most often shipped with minghao.

xu minghao: stage name - the8. did bboy + martial arts in china. imo the cutest member in seventeen (esp with the rainbow hair. look up the rainbow hair.) has a very cute voice when speaking korean and often stutters. aMAZING dancer. most often shipped with junhui.

lee chan: stage name - dino. the maknae (poor kid gets pushed around by the other members so much). had a huge glo up recently. famous for his michael jackson dances (he’s a huge mj fan). likes to act tough but is actually adorable. most often shipped with - i actually don’t know most people just think of him as A Child.

if you have any other questions, you can go ahead and shoot me a message or ask because i am glad to spread my trashiness to others! i hope this was helpful!

Giveaway! -ENDED-

We want to say thank you to all of you, who are supportive, kind, patient, understanding and who give us so much love every day. 
That’s why I put some things together for a little giveaway. 

The Giveaway starts now and ends on Wednesday, October 4th. 
All you have to do is to HEART this post. I’m gonna message the winner to ask for the address, so make sure your tumblr can receive messages ^^

It doesn’t matter if it’s a new account, or an old one. Not everyone has a tumblr and if you want to create an account only to join, that’s totally fine. 

And this is what you can get: 

- A Nemugasa brief pouch
- Two rare keychains of Nao and Taichi from Escape Journey
- A Pendulum hardcopy (japanese)
- The Elektel Doujin Gosouteki mannerism Part 1 
- Haikyuu!! Dj REC by Micromacro
- A Super Lovers mini Wallscroll
- A Mochi DingDing
- A Yuri!!! on Ice badge

There will be one winner, this is a bundle!

Thank you for all your love and support guys. <3

~Nini and the team


EDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I TOTALLY FORGOT THIS OMG SORRY!!! Planning this day was a little stressfull, please forgive me!
ALSO PART OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS HIDOKU SHINAIDE VOLUME 7 PLUS THE MINI CALENDAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

STORY TIME - I can finally tell you guys…

On Wednesday October 4th I got a DM from Taylor Nation telling me they have a special secret event they have to speak to me about (YOU SHOULD SEE MY REACTION, I WASN’T ABLE TO BREATHE ). I had to give them some information. Long story short.. we had hard time catching up so they ended up emailing me on Sunday October 8th thanking me for being such an amazing fan and telling me they have an event happening in London, October 13th. They asked me if there was a way for me to come. When I got a DM on Tumblr I literally thought she was doing an event somewhere close to me (it’s weird she wanted me in London right? I’m so far away from there) and I had my hopes so up. I thought I was going to meet the woman who means the most to me💔 I will never be able to thank my group of best friends for being there, watching me cry over it and helping me find the ways to go. They were the most supportive friends in the world, I’m telling you. But deep down I knew it wouldn’t be happening. I couldn’t just get last minute tickets and just fly to London like that. I’m a student, I don’t have much money to afford tickets & am in the middle of exam session. I also told my parents about it (I WAS IN TEARS BY THE WAY, I don’t think my parents ever saw me like that before) and told them if they’ll be ready to help me, I’d work as much as possible to pay them off. I love them they are not very supportive when it comes to those things.

I feel like my heart is broken because I know I’ll never get a chance like that again. It’s the kind of pain you can’t put into words.

But I would like to thank Taylor for wanting me there (I GUESS IT WAS HER?! I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE SHE KNOWS WHO I AM) and Taylor Nation for being so freaking nice. They told me not to worry cause they’ll keep me in mind for future events because I’m an awesome fan😭 And they even asked for my address so they could send me a gift instead☺️ They are so so nice! And I would like to apologize @taylorswift - I JUST LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND IT’S MY BIGGEST DREAM TO HUG YOU AND TELL YOU ABOUT THE IMPACT YOU HAVE ON MY LIFE, I’M SO SO SO SORRY.

I hope you’ll never forget about me and save me a hug for the tour (PLEASE!!!). I also DMed you from my @dancingswifts13 instagram a lot but you never saw. I love you and I’ll always support you I promise❤️😭 I’M SORRY.