a lot of companies do at some point

Zodiac Bad Interview Answers

Twitter users inspired 

Aries: “Why are you a good fit for this company?”  “No. Why don’t YOU tell ME why I’d be a good fit for this company.”

Taurus: “What’s your strengths and weaknesses?” “Strength: Loves money. Weakness: Spends a lot of money.”

Gemini:  “If your friends had to describe you with one word, what would it be?” “Insane”

Cancer: “Tell me about yourself”   “…..No.”

Leo: “What do you think of the current work our company produced?” “It’s crap, that’s why you need me.”

Virgo: “What are some of your biggest accomplishments?” “I know all the words to every Disney song”.

Libra: “So what are your positive points?” “I’m good looking.”

Scorpio: “Describe yourself in one sentence.” “Mysterious as the dark-side of the moon.”

Sagittarius:  “Why do you want to work here?” “Because I need a job….”

Capricorn: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” “Being your boss.” 

Aquarius:  …. “I can’t answer that without my lawyer present.”

Pisces: “Why did you leave your previous job?” “Haters gonna hate”.

The Arrangement (Part 10: The Gala)

Summary: The gala finally arrives, and Dean is absolutely floored by your dress. An interaction with Samuel leaves Dean fuming, but you calm him down. Dean finally admits his feelings.

Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader

Word Count: 3,300 (hold onto your hats kids it’s a long one)

Warnings: Language, sexual tension, anxiety, mild smuttiness

A/N: It’s here it’s here it’s here it’s here the gala is finally HERE I’m so excited for you guys to read this part!!! It’s long, so settle in! This part is inspired by the song In Case You Didn’t Know, by Brett Young (ohmygod now I’m so nervous to post this aaaaahhhhh)

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7 Seconds To Say Yes

i was very emotional in making this and i tried to capture the overwhelming emotion in this through my writing, so here’s a nice fluffy one shot ;)

summary: the most important 7 seconds of dan’s life caught on camera

warning: g for gay, feels, maybe improper tenses as i usually write past tense and might have messed up whoops

genre: fluff

word count: 1,446

Sometimes people ask me if it’s weird to have so much of my life on the internet for everybody to see. I always say that I don’t mind, as some of my happiest moments have been documented for the internet to see, and I wouldn’t want to ever lose those moments. The internet has done so much for me, it’s only fair that I let people see into my glamorous life for a few minutes. Everybody eats the answer up, and, while it’s mostly true, that isn’t the reason that I don’t mind.

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make a home out of you | jungkook [2/2]

Originally posted by jeonbase

pairing: jeon ungkook | reader  
genre: angst, slight fluff, smut, ex-boyfriend!au 
word count: 17k
warnings:  use of alcohol, mild language, sexual scenes (smut)
summary:  it’s the small, quirky details that help you remember how much you loved him despite it being years since you’ve seen each other, or make you realize that maybe, you had never really stopped loving him in the first place.

01 | 02 [finale]



[2] 

A Sunday afternoons finds you lounging on Jungkook’s sofa, feet on top of his coffee table with a bowl of popcorn sitting on your lap. The TV plays a rerun of one of your favorite dramas that you’ve watched probably ten times already. It’s a slow weekend, there’s nothing for you to do when you don’t have work. You’ve mindlessly walked around the apartment in search of something to do when the guest room was starting to feel boring. You even tried to cook, using the ingredients Jungkook has in his fridge that you know he’s never going to use. You tried remaking your mother’s soup recipe, the one she always made you and you loved so much way before you left for Australia, but that was a bust since you’re cooking skills are highly questionable and you got lazy halfway through. 

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The Signs As Quotes From ML Fics

Not meant to be taken seriously at all OMg. Consider it a fic rec list of sorts.

Aries

You have three holes in your body!“ exclaimed the dummy, the magic attacks pausing for a moment while he glared at her. "And you’re still running. What kind of monster are you?”

“Um. The determined kind?”

“Doesn’t matter,” the dummy said, acting as if she hadn’t spoken. “This just means I have to work harder to end you.”- Miraculous Tale by @awkwardnarturtle

Taurus

“marinet cuts in here because destiny can fuck off, agrest is her man. She frown till destiny takes a hint and leabes. now that she s gone, she smield too.” - by @megatraven

(IM SO SORRY BUT I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD)


Gemini

Adrien felt so incandescently happy at that statement, so ecstatic that he could probably power France for the next ten years on his positive feelings from this one moment alone, that he didn’t even try to stop himself as he hugged her tighter, breathlessly laughing as he said, “Since you are my everything, that works out really well then.” - Ecstatic from @thepeachgreentea

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The Arrangement

Originally posted by dean-sam-winchesterbros

Summary: in an AU where the Winchester family owns a multi-million dollar company, Dean’s in a bit of a pinch. Grandpa Samuel is threatening to cut him off if he doesn’t straighten out and stop getting into trouble. Instead of taking some responsibility, Dean comes up with an ingenious plan: find someone to pretend to be his girlfriend. You and Dean have never gotten along, but a fake relationship seems to be beneficial to you both…

Pairing: AU Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2,700

Warnings: language, general rudeness (from Dean), mild angst?

A/N: so this is my new idea for a series! It’s all my brain will do right now. It’s a little rough right now, but I’m hoping you guys like it. Also the title is terrible but it’s all I could come up with.

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Welcome to the world of PR

So, I wanted to do this post because I know there’s a lot of fans who tend to be like “oh PR isn’t real it doesn’t happen” and that’s kinda naive of them. I’m gonna be kinda vague about my job because I need to protect my identity and who I work for… BUT I do work with a company that does deal with PR. I don’t do the stunts, my job is pretty much office work, but of course I witness shit go down. I won’t be making my blog about this because, tbh, this is my escape from the real world and I like being anon. But since I’ve seen a lot of people trying to foolishly deny that PR happens - especially with acts of today - I want to point out to you some PR stunts that have happened right before your very eyes and you may not have even known. I’m not asking you to believe me, you make your decision. I’m just letting you know what I know and maybe shed a little light.

Fandoms such as the 5SOSFam, Directioners, Harmonizers, Beliebers and Selenators can sometimes (but not all of them or all the time) be in denial of PR. So, I’m just gonna mention some PR stunts that have happened. I may link some sources for you or just let you Google it, I’m not gonna put too much work into this because… well I kinda have other shit to do lol but hopefully you’ll get the idea from here and if you want to dig deeper, then this is your starting point. 

Before I list the PR stunts I am aware of, I wanna say that celebs normally hate PR stunts. 9/10 times they wanna just do their job that they signed up for (singing, acting, whatever) and interact with fans. But to be able to sell and promote, they need to be in the media’s eye and it’s the dirty bit of the job nobody likes to do. I mean, glorifying a life that isn’t really yours? Yeah, it sucks, but the way the world works, your management and Public Relations team need to do what they can and if you wanna be famous, you gotta comply.

Originally posted by animefoodissugoi

What is the purpose of PR? 

Okay, so there’s lots of areas for PR, but the purpose of PR stunts (fake relationships, fake friendships, fake feuds, etc.) are mainly for entertainment purposes and for the media to feed off. It’s a story that tabloids can write about, teen mags can swoon over,etc. It promotes said celebrity and their work without even having to mention it. For example, maybe Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds of Summer is in a PR relationship. And maybe the PR stunts happen around the time that something is coming up for the band. A clear example is right now, his relationship is getting attention on socials and media outlets are now covering that (such as MTV putting them in their Valentine’s Snapchat Story). It gets you subconsciously thinking about them all the time. And oh, what are 5SOS doing right now? Well 1. they are in the studio with a single on the horizon (wait for it…) and 2. have a festival tour? Hmm. Anyway, I’m not going to get into Mystal because that’s another story, but check out @exposing-the-fakes for more info on that. She’s friends with 5SOS and has a lot of tea which she spills and sooner rather than later it comes true. 

A list of PR stunts

Here is a list of PR stunts. I don’t have time to go into detail, but you can Google it and something will more than likely come up. Also, I do not claim to work with any of these stunts. I will not mention stunts I have any connections with because TECHNICALLY I just tend to general office shit but I work for a company who do this kind of shit. 

  • Taylor Swift’s Squad (great article here)
  • Jelena (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez)
  • Haylor (Harry Styles and Taylor Swift) 
  • Beyoncé and Jay Z split rumours (started by PR)
  • Selena and The Weeknd (another article)
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson 
  • Kim Kardashian’s sex tape (leaked by PR) 
  • Bella Thorne and Tyler Posey / Charlie Puth (read here)
  • Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens (Zanessa)
  • Zigi (Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid) AND Gigi’s threat to contact Perrie (read here)
  • Hendall (Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner) 
  • Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes (Read here)
  • Michael Clifford and Crystal Lauderdale 
  • Calum Hood and Nia Lovelis 
  • Selena Gomez and Niall Horan 
  • 5 Seconds of Summer and Hey Violet’s friendship
  • Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
  • Niall Horan and Ellie Goulding

Of course, there are so many more than that, these are just some prime examples. There are other kind of PR stunts which aren’t fake, they’re just weird shit that happens such as the Gaga meat dress, Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River, Britney and Madonna’s kiss, Janet Jackson’s nip slip, the list goes on. 

I used @exposingsmg for most of my sources because they explain things in a way that’s pretty easy for anyone to understand and it’s all quite tightwrapped, meaning everything you need to know is in the posts. They are a great blog to get reading, but if you want to find other sources, you just need to do your research. A lot of people in the media enjoy reading their posts because most of us know it’s true and they do a great job in summaries. 

So, yeah, that’s a little insight for you. I don’t intend on posting anymore and the sole reason I shared this with you is because a lot of people just try and deny the fact that it exists. PR stunts exist, most of Hollywood is a PR stunt. Don’t believe it all. More often than not the celebrity hates doing it. But don’t comment on their socials saying it’s PR because 1. some companies will get your account suspended or delete your comments/mark you for spam 2. sometimes it isn’t PR 3. they know if it’s PR or not and don’t need you going “THIS IS PR OVER HERE!!!” just let it happen and discuss it elsewhere like a blog, forum, or whatever the fuck. Just let them do their job. 

I’m outta here. Believe what you want. Not causing drama, just explaining. Don’t ask me to explain each PR stunt because I do not have the full details to hand but you can find it. I’m not able to confirm or deny anything else, I don’t want to cause drama, add fuel to the fire or make my blog an “expose” account. Just merely letting you use the info I can give you. And don’t assume that PR doesn’t happen because it does lol. 

otayuri/leoji pals headcanons

i sent in some anons to @otabottom about this so this is for u xoxo

- otabek actually meets guanghong before he meets leo, when they train at the same rink in canada
- they don’t have a whole lot of mutual interests, but they’re both quiet and a bit shy/awkward so they get along and enjoy eachother’s company
- they’re both in highschool at that point so they do homework together and they’ll time eachother when they run and skate laps n stuff
- otabek and leo meet when leo drives up to visit guanghong
- they immediately bond over their mutual love of music, leo thinking its the coolest shit ever that otabek is a dj
- their relationship consists of linking eachother songs and playlists
- yuri and guanghong have met before, having talked a bit at competitions, but they only really become friends after otayuri gets together
- they bond over the fact that they’re both HUGE BITCHES. yuri is a brat and guanghong is petty so together they’re indestructible
- they talk shit and gossip about the skaters. who’s fighting, fucking, any drama, etc
- the 4 will work out together sometimes which means everyone but guanghong is working out and guanghong is sitting cross legged on the ground eating candy
- yuri tells him he’s going to get fat and guanghong throws a macaron at him
- guanghong and yuri are both skinny ass twinks so they wrestle because they’re in the same weight class
- (four thumbs up from otabek and leo)
- another thing guanghong and yuri bond over is feeling emasculated by everyone because of their stature. they can both be masculine and not to mention dominant as fuck but their fans and other skaters treat them like they’re little innocent kids sometimes and it pisses both of them off
- they also bond over their love of their thick beefy boyfriends. otabek and leo both have the tightest asses ever and yuri and guanghong have been caught drooling while watching them work out
- also imagine yuri and guanghong going shopping?? they go to hot topic and h&m
- otabek and leo exchange pics of their cute bfs and talk about how cute they are
- (otabek’s lockscreen is a pic of yuri, leo’s is a pic of guanghong)

rubyber20  asked:

Headcannon for Armin, Eren, and Levi when their s/o is sick?

Armin

  • Armin would be the type to stay by his s/o’s side even if they were sick and highly contagious. He’d just be so worried about them that he couldn’t imagine leaving them alone when they were miserable. 
  • If it’s something as simple as a cold, he would be the type to get them whatever medicine they need and whip up some homemade soup for them to eat. He would just be so doting; his s/o is incredibly grateful for him, given that they feel awful.
  • Of course, if they run a high fever and seem to be getting worse, Armin would be the first one to suggest going to see a doctor. Even if his s/o insisted they didn’t need one, he would ask them to go because he was worried about them.
  • “Please? For me?” 
  • His s/o really can’t say no to that and would comply to his wishes. He would be there to hold their hand if they needed a shot and wouldn’t be opposed to curling up with them on the couch to watch their favorite movie.
  • All in all, you really couldn’t ask for someone better to help take care of them if they were sick.

Eren: 

  • Considering his father was a doctor, I like to imagine that Eren has a basic knowledge of medicine and sickness. Unlike Armin, however, the minute his s/o gets sick, he’d force them to see a doctor.
  • Even if he knows his s/o doesn’t has to see one, necessarily, Eren feels more comfortable with them getting professional help. He doesn’t want them to sit there and be miserable if there is a way for them to feel better, faster.
  • Eren tries, bless him, to be as caring and supportive as possible. He’d be the type to hound his s/o about their medicine and would wake them up if it was time to take any pills or liquids. Even if they didn’t want to eat or drink, he would make them and remind them that they needed to keep their body hydrated. 
  • He would be really worried about them, even if it was something as common as a cold. Eren doesn’t like to see the people he loves and cares about miserable, especially if there is nothing he can do about it.
  • While he wouldn’t be the best at making home made soup, Eren is competent enough to manage something. It doesn’t taste the best, but his s/o can’t exactly taste anything, anyways, since their nose is so stuffed up. It’s the thought that counts. 
  • He would become a lot more alert when sleeping if his s/o was sick. Typically he is a heavy sleeper, but he’d wake up with no issue if his s/o shook him awake in order to ask him for something. 

Levi: 

  • Levi loves his s/o–really, he does–but the minute they start coughing or sneezing, he starts to get a little grossed out with all of the germs. 
  • He’d take care of his s/o, but he wouldn’t be the type to stick around and stay if they were contagious. After he’d feed his s/o and give them medicine, they’d be able to hear him going around the room with a can of Lysol or something else to help kill the germs in the air.
  • They can’t even bring themselves to be mad, honestly. This is just how Levi is and they know he cares; it’s almost amusing to watch his features scrunch up in disgust whenever they cough or sneeze in his general direction.
  • If they aren’t better in a day or two, Levi would force them to see a doctor. There would be no ifs, ands, or buts–they are going. If they were really sick, though, Levi would do his best to take care of them and would probably become a lot more doting than if it was just a common cold.
  • If his s/o really needed some company and was feeling really miserable, however, Levi would hold their hand and gently sweep the hair off their sweaty forehead. His presence would be comforting by itself and his s/o would be really appreciative because they understand how difficult it is for him to surround himself with really contagious germs.
  • God forbid if they get him sick, though. Levi would become so grouchy and would push himself to the point of exhaustion because he would be the type to claim that he wasn’t sick. That would be a nightmare within itself. 

anonymous asked:

hi!! so i was thinking about your fic of bruce going to walmart and getting baffled by how cheap things were and i wanted to know how he feels about dollar stores/if he even knows they exist!

I think that while he’s probably aware of things like the Futian market, and the ability of dollar stores to sell cheap products through wholesale purchasing of inferior goods or travel-sized versions of name brand products, he (like a lot of people) was probably less aware of things like Wal-Mart’s ability to decide on price points that they can then force suppliers to adhere to under the threat of not having their products available in Wal-Mart stores, such that any company that does business with Wal-Mart can be forced to completely alter the way they do business.

I also got some shit at the time from people who thought Bruce Wayne would be more than familiar with the horrors of at-will employment, etc, but the fact is that whenever I’ve seen someone discuss the shit they’ve gone through as a retail employee in an at-will right-to-work state, I’ve also seen anyone middle-class or higher express shock and horror that these kinds of things are legal, totally unaware that these things exist and what they really mean for workers. For someone like Bruce Wayne as I write him, as someone who has never been victimized by these laws but to whom it would also never occur to try and victimize anyone else under such laws, I think it’s a completely reasonable blind spot for him to have.

bang bang alley ~ Part four

Originally posted by royalseunghyun

Theme ~ Mafia/gangster AU

Pairing ~ Choi Seung hyun x reader

Rating ~ Angst/fluff/smut

Warnings ~ Violence, language and smut

Series one ~ | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

Series two

“So when do you want to set the date for the big day?” Dong-won asked as he opened the limousine door for you.

He always got chauffeured around, one of the perks you enjoyed about him being a CEO of a multi million dollar company….. or so you thought.

“I always thought spring would be nice, right when the cherry blossoms are in bloom” you said as you got in.

“You want me to wait that long? We’re only in winter” he joked as he got in behind you.

Daesung couldn’t believe his eyes, they had to be playing a trick on him, a girl like you would never be involved with someone like him. He sat on his motorbike, flicking through the photos on his digital camera to make sure he got clear shots of what he had just seen when his phone rang.

“Hey boss”

“Have you got anything yet?”

“Yeah…. I think maybe I do” he said as he zoomed in on a particular photo.

“Good, come back to the club, I want to see it right away”

“Ok, but boss….. I think you’re going to want to see this alone or at least without hyung”

“Very well, just hurry up and get back here”


Seung hyun swore to himself as he carried a crate of guns down the hallway, this sought of shit kicking job was normally reserved for the new recruits or that little smart mouth Seungri as a punishment for speaking out of turn, he was the newest one that was entrusted in the main circle and was still learning the ropes. He wasn’t a bad guy, he grew up in a more western lifestyle where he was used to speaking out against his elders, that and he was a spoilt little rich kid. Seung hyun could never get why someone like him would want to join a gang when he didn’t need to, but he couldn’t deny that the kid had skills, he had proved himself on many occasions. He was one hell of a getaway driver and could talk his way out of almost any situation he got himself into.

“Was this why Kang was so weird?”

Seung hyun stopped outside the door to the office when he heard Seungri’s voice, why would he be in there and not Seung hyun.

“I’m not sure”

Jiyongs voice was barely audible so he moved closer to the door.

“He didn’t even glace at the rest of us, only you and hyung” he heard Taeyang say.

‘What the fuck, is everyone but me in there?’ Seung hyun thought to himself as he clenched his jaw.

“Nobody tell him about this, not until we know for sure”

The corner of Seung hyun’s jaw twitched when he heard Jiyong say that, how could he keep something from the one he had know the longest.

Seung hyun dropped the box of unloaded weapons and opened the door, the four men were stood around the computer, their heads whipped towards the door as soon as it opened.

“Don’t tell me what?” he asked as he furrowed his brow.

“Hyung please” Jiyong pleaded to try and keep him calm.

“What are you looking at?” Seung hyun asked as he tried to make his way around the desk but Taeyang stopped him.

“Hyung I promise I will tell you, you just need to let me confirm this before we jump into anything” Jiyong said holding up his hand like he was trying to control a wild animal.

“No, tell me now” Seung hyun demanded.

“Hyung don’t do this, let me get the facts first”

“Just fucking tell me” Seung hyun shouted.

“Boss, it pretty much is what it is, I think you should let him see it” Daesung stated.

Jiyong threw his hands up as he walked away from the computer. Seung hyun pushed passed Taeyang and stood in front of the screen, it took a few seconds for his eyes to adjust, the colour ran out of his face and a feeling of dread crashed over his body as he realised what he was looking at. You were kissing that psycho Dong-won and you looked like you were enjoying it, grasping at his suit jacket while he had his arms around you.

“Why the fuck does he have his filthy hands on her?” Seung hyun asked with a growl.

“We think she’s the one he’s getting married to” Jiyong said sympathetically.

“See the ring on her finger” Daesung said as he pointed to the screen.

“No, she wouldn’t….” Seung hyun paused as he processed everything.

You did say you’re boyfriend had proposed, but there wasn’t a chance in hell that you would be with a monster like him, would you? When Seung hyun heard your live in boyfriend had popped the question he decided the best thing was to drive you away from him and towards a more decent man, to sacrifice his happiness for your own, but he never thought of the possibility that he could have been driving you towards someone far worse then himself.

“Her friend, Hyorin, is she still here?” Seung hyun asked Jiyong with a look of desperation.

“I’ll get her” he replied before rushing out the door.

Seung hyun racked his brain trying to figure out what you saw in this man, he was a power hungry sociopath with psychotic tendencies.

“Where are we going?” Hyorin asked as she was ushered through the door to the office.

Seung hyun grabbed her by the arm and dragged her to the computer.

“What is she doing with him?” he growled as he pointed at the screen.

“Why do you have a picture of _____?” Hyorin asked confused.

“Just answer the fucking question” Seung hyun yelled making her wince.

“Hyung, your scaring her… Jagi, could you please answer him?” Jiyong asked calmly.

“That’s Dong-won, she’s been with him for three years”

“Fuck” Seung hyun let out in frustration as he raked his hand through his hair, this was the man he had driven you to.

“He’s really quite nice, even though he goes on a lot of business trips, he’s the CEO of some stock exchange company”

“You’ve got to be fucking kidding me” Seung hyun growled as he began pacing back and forth, how could you be so naïve to believe his bullshit.

“I guess that’s how he explains his wealth and late night business to her” Jiyong said looking at Seung hyun sympathetically.

“What’s going on?” Hyorin asked confused.

“This guy is not a CEO and he is most definitely not a nice guy, he’s a gang boss and a relentless murderer” Taeyang told her.

“How do you know?” she asked.

“Trust us, we know” Jiyong said with raised eyebrows, Hyorin’s mouth dropped open as the reality of the situation set in.

“We have to warn her" she stated looking around at the men.

“She has a tail, I’d say it’s one of his. A guy like that wouldn’t let his prized woman walk around freely, especially when he hasn’t broken her in yet” Daesung said calmly.

“What do you mean 'hasn’t broken here in yet'” Hyorin asked as she turned to Daesung but he didn’t acknowledge her.

“That would explain why he was saying all that weird shit the other night, he knows about you, he knows she’s come to see you twice now” Jiyong told Seung hyun who had now stopped pacing and was leaning on the desk, chewing on his bottom lip as he stared at the picture.

“Would someone tell me what the fuck you’re talking about?” Hyorin shouted, trying to get them to finally pay attention to her.

“You’re friends in danger, we need to get her away from him but we have to be careful, if he finds out his illusion has been shattered……” Seungri paused knowing the end of the sentence was too much for her to hear.

“What?” she asked, her eyes pleading with him.

“But none of us can get close to her, not now he’s revealed his hand, he had to know we would follow him….. his men would know what we all look like” Taeyang said changing the subject.

“I can do it” Hyorin offered, the men looked between each other considering the possibility. “I’m her best friend, they wouldn’t be following me unless I were with her which means they probably wouldn’t know I was here. They wouldn’t suspect me, not until it was too late”

“She has a point” Daesung said.

“I don’t know” Jiyong said as he turned away from them.

“Please Jiyong, let me help my friend” she asked placing a hand on his shoulder


“What do you think of this one?” you asked Jenny as you passed her your phone, she screwed her face up as soon as she saw it making you giggle.

“I don’t think it’s…… you” she said politely passing the phone back.

“Ok, I’ll keep looking” you said with a smile as you flicked through your phone.

The bell on the shop door rang, you quickly put your phone away so the customer wouldn’t see you sitting around looking at it, you knew how much they hated that. You looked up ready to greet the customer, your face beamed as soon as saw who it was.

“Hyorin, you’re just in time, we were looking at wedding dresses” you said giving her a hug.

“Oh really, can I see?” she asked glancing at Jenny, the guys had told her not to trust anyone.

“Sure” you answered grabbing your phone.

“No, in your office” Hyorin said abruptly.

“Ok…” you said furrowing your brow as you looked at her, she was acting weird.

“What kind of a best friend would I be if I let you look at them on that small thing, you can’t see any of the detail” she said as she smiled widely at you.

“What would I do without you?” you asked as you began to walk to your office.

You walked in and sat down at your computer immediately typing, Hyorin looked around as she closed the door.

“There’s this one that I’ve been looking at that I want to show you” you said as you clicked at the mouse not paying attention to what your friend was doing.

“Sweetie I need to talk to you” Hyorin said as she turned on the radio.

“Sure, what is it?” you asked still focusing on the screen.

“This is serious” she said as she turned your chair to face her.

“Ok…..?” you said looking up at her.

“It’s about Dong-won” she said kneeling in front of you.

“What about him?” you asked cocking your head to the side.

“You can’t marry him, he’s not what you think he is” she said as she grabbed your hand.

“What are you talking about?”

“He’s not a CEO, he’s the boss of a gang… a really bad one” she told you as she gave your hand a squeeze.

“Ha ha, nice joke” you said as you shook your head. “Now would you like to see the dress?”

“I’m serious. Why do you think you’ve never been to his office?”

“Hyorin, this really isn’t…..”

“Why has he never once introduced you to someone he works with?” she said cutting you off.

“Because he wants to keep his private life and his work life separate, he needs to keep a hard image in front of his staff” you said slightly irritated that she would even think that of him.

“Exactly…..” she said with a slightly raised voice, you scanned her face looking for a sign that she was joking but you only found desperation in her eyes.

“Where did you even come up with this?” you asked but she didn’t reply, you shook your head as you figured out the answer and pulled your hand away from hers. “They are playing you Hyorin, their the ones that are in a gang”

“No, you’re the one that’s getting played. These guys are pussy cats compared to Dong-won”

“They lie, cheat and steal for a living, not to mention kill…” you yelled at her.

“They want to help you, that’s why I’m here” she pleaded but you held your hand up to stop her.

“I don’t need their help and Dong-won isn’t what they say he is” you said standing up and grabbing your bag. “And I’m going to prove it to you”

“Please _____, don’t do this” Hyorin begged as she watched you walk out the door.


“Can I help you Miss?” a voiced asked you as you looked at the sign, trying to figure out what floor you should head to.

You turned around to see a well dressed lady smiling at you.

“Yes, I’m here to see Mr Kang” you said returning the smile.

“And what department does he work in?”

“He’s the CEO” you said and the woman frowned.

“I’m sorry but our CEO’s name is Mr Lee, are you sure you have the right building?” she asked politely.

“That can’t be right, he said this was where he worked” you replied, the smile on your face was beginning to fade.

“Well as you can see, our CEO is Mr Lee” she said pointing to a large photo of an old man on the wall.

You couldn’t believe it, he had lied to you.

“I’m sorry for wasting your time” you apologised to the woman as you rushed past her.

You felt like you couldn’t breath, you practically ran out of the building as the need for air rushed up inside you. The buildings outside felt as though they were spinning as you tried to run through everything in your head. How could he lie to you? Why would he lie? You trusted him, you never asked to many question, every good relationship needs trust and you wanted to show him that by being patient and letting him open up in his own time. You never imagined that what he told you was a lie but he couldn’t be what they said he was, he wasn’t that kind of person.

“Miss _____, are you ok?” a man asked as he approached you.

“How do you know my name?” you asked stepping back from him.

“I work for Mr Kang, he sent me to get you” he said with a smile.

“But how did he know I was here?”

“He didn’t, I drove to your shop to get you and I saw you getting in a taxi so I followed you here”

“Oh”

“If you would come with me I will take you to him” he said as he bowed and pointed to a familiar looking limousine. You nodded, the man opened the door and you hesitated for a moment.

“Why does no one in this building know who he is?” you asked narrowing your eyes at him.

“Mr Kang will explain everything when you get there”

“Very well” you said before getting in.


“Where are we?” you asked the man behind you as he lead you down the dirty hallway of a run down building. Paint was peeling off the walls and holes had started to form in them from all the water damaged, the building looked as if it had been abandoned for a long time.

“This way Miss ____” he said pointing to a doorway at the end of the hall.

You walked up to the door and opened it, the room looked just as bad as the rest of the place, half a dozen men in black suits were stood around the room. One of them had his back to you, the man who had brought you there walked up to him and whispered something in his ear and you heard him tisk.

“Dong-won?” you asked and he turned around, his face was stone cold and he appeared unmoved by your presence. “Dong-won what’s going on?”

“Why did you do it?” he asked, his face still cold.

“Do what?” you asked confused and he scoffed.

“Why did you have to go to the office and ruin everything?” he asked as he approached you.

“Apparently I was right to, you lied to me” you said as your eyes began to fill up and he laughed, this man was not the same man you knew, that man would never laugh at someone who was in pain.

“I hope this doesn’t change anything between us kitten, I had such big plans for you” he said reaching out to touch you but you hit his hand away making him chuckle.

“What are you talking about?” you asked with anger clear in your voice.

“You know, I tried to be patient with you, to put up with all your touchy feely shit until the time was right and I was so god damn close but you had to fuck it up” he said as he walked around you like a predator prowling around it’s prey.

“I want to leave” you said sternly.

“And let you run to him? I don’t fucking think so” he said with a scoff.

“Who?”

“You know exactly who I’m talking about”

“No I don't” you said. Out of the corner of your eye you caught a glimpse of the back of Dong-won’s hand before he slapped you hard across the face, the force sending you to the ground. You held your cheek as you looked up at him towering over you, his eyes were dark and full of hate but something about the look on his face, a look you had seen long ago but still imprinted in your mind, the look he was enjoying this.

“You think I don’t fucking know about him, about what you’ve been doing? I’ve had one of my men following you since we started dating, I know everything” he shouted as he picked you up off the ground by the jaw, his fingers digging in to the flesh as he held on to it tightly. “Everything was going fine until you started running around with that piece of shit”

“Please let me go” you begged with tears running down your cheeks, Dong-won chuckled before throwing you to the ground with a thud.

“You need to be taught a lesson, so you never forget your place” he said before turning around and waving his hand.

Two men picked you up off the ground and dragged you down the hallway as you kicked and screamed trying to break free, they threw you in a room and closed the door, the sound of it locking closely followed.

Adrenaline surged through your body as you looked around the room for a way to get out but it was too dark, the only light coming through a small gap in the boarded up window from a street lamp outside. You made your way to the window and tried to pull out the board, but it was no use, the board was nailed down to well. You sighed looking around the room, you could barely see anything, only an old style bed that had been exposed from the light. It had a rounded metal bed head with bars running down it and you noticed one of them had been broken in half. You rushed over to the bed and laid on it with your legs facing the bed head and kicked the broken bar, it fell out straight away, you paused watching the door and listen for anyone coming from the sound it made when it hit the floor. After a few minutes you picked up the pole and headed to the window, you placed one of it’s ends in the gap and levered it back, popping the nails. You moved the poll as far as as you could towards the other end of the board and repeated the action, this time bringing the board underneath with it. The boards landed with a thump but you didn’t wait to see if anyone had heard it, you climbed out of the gap and ran, as you got to the end of the building you turned your head to see if anyone was coming when you bumped into something and a hand came down over your mouth, another around your waist. You struggled as the person dragged you into the alley way and behind a dumpster.

“Shhhh it’s ok, it’s Daesung, I’m here to help you” he whispered in your ear and you stopped struggling. “I’m going to let go of you but you need to be quiet and do as I say, ok?” he said and you nodded.

As soon as he let go you span around to look at him, mostly just to make sure it was him.

“I don’t think they know I’m gone yet” you whispered.

As soon as you said the words you heard a door being slammed followed by a loud 'find the bitch’, Daesung pushed you flat against the wall as you heard footsteps running past the alley way, he waited for a moment until everything was clear. He grabbed your hand and lead you towards the opposite end of the alley, he looked out making sure it was clear. He pulled you out into the street and lead you towards a black van, the back doors flung open, Jiyong and Seung hyun were looking back at you from inside, Daesung ushered you in and closed the door behind him. As soon as you were in the van it sped off, you looked around at the men, when you got to Seung hyun he looked away.

“Anyone following?” Jiyong called.

“No one sir” Taeyang replied from the passenger seat.

“Good, so it went well then?” Jiyong asked looking over at Daesung.

“Pretty easy actually, she saved herself” Daesung said in an amused tone.

“Where are we going?” you asked Jiyong.

“A safe house, Hyorin is already there waiting for you” he told you with a small smile.

As soon as you walked inside the house Hyorin ran towards you an threw her arms around you.

“I’m so sorry I didn’t believe you” you said returning the hug.

“It’s ok, you’re safe now” she said as she lent back to look at you. “Oh my god, your face”

“I’m ok” you smiled.

“Take this” Seung hyun interrupted holding out a wet damp towel full of ice.

“Thanks” you said as you grabbed the towel.

As soon as it was out of his hand, he walked away and up a large set of stairs before disappearing, your heart sank a little. You had hoped he had wanted to talk to you or at least tell you he was happy you were safe, he’s expressionless face told you different. You walked into the lounge and sat on the couch with Hyorin and Jiyong as you held the towel to your cheek, your mouth dropped open as you looked around at the beauty of the house.

“Where are we?” you asked still looking around at the extravagant items that adorned the room.

“My house” Jiyong said with a grin.

“This is yours?” you asked dumbfounded making him laugh.

“Don’t be so surprised” he chuckled and you blushed from embarrassment.

“Sorry, I just didn’t think you had this much money”

“It’s fine, there’s a lot of money in selling weapons”

“Is that all you do?” you asked biting your bottom lip, you were unsure if you were asking too much.

“Well we don’t sell drugs if that’s what you’re asking and as for the other nasty stuff, we try to avoid it if we can”

“You mean killing someone?” you asked and Jiyong nodded.

“Up stairs is clear” Seung hyun announced as he descended the stairs.

“Good, shall we?” Jiyong asked Hyorin and she turned to you.

“I’m fine, go enjoy yourself” you said with a smile.

“I’m glad your ok” she said before getting off the couch and heading up stairs with Jiyong.

You stared at Seung hyun as he stood at the foot of the stairs looking back at you, shifting uncomfortably every now and again in the silence that filled the room.

“I can show you your room, I’m sure you would want to get cleaned up after all that” he said as he shifted again, you nodded in response before getting of the couch and following him upstairs.

Seung hyun opened the door and let you in, walking in behind you.

“There’s some fresh clothes on the bed and a bathroom just off to the side there” he said as he pointed to one of two doors that stood side by side.

“What’s behind the other one?” you asked.

“My room, all these rooms are connected in case something happens” Seung hyun said before turning to walk out.

“Seung hyun?” you called and he turned to look at you. “Thank you”

“It’s fine” he said as he stared at you. “If you need anything just ask me” he said as he retreated out the door.

You sighed to yourself as you made your way to the bathroom, you turned on the shower and walked to the mirror to inspect the damage on your face. You ran your fingers over the welt on your cheek bone and looked down at your jaw, turning your head to the side as you noticed the bruising in the shape of finger marks from where Dong-won had held you already starting to set in. The engagement ring that was still on your finger caught your eye, you took it off and threw it in the sink before getting undressed and jumping in the shower.

You couldn’t believe he had tricked you, he seemed so sweet and nice but it was all just a game to him, a sick and twisted game. The past three years of your life had been a complete lie and if it hadn’t been for Seung hyun and the guys you would have married him, god knows what would have happened then, he said he had big plans for you.

You got out of the shower and wrapped the towel around you, you walked back in to the bedroom and picked up the clothes on the end of the bed. A tear fell from your eye as you recognised them. 'He kept them’ you thought to yourself as you put on the over sized sweater and shorts. After all these years he kept something as silly as the clothes you left at his dorm for when you slept over.

You walked over to the door that connected your rooms and opened it, stepping into the darkness.

“Is everything ok?” Seung hyun asked worried as he sat up in bed

“No” you said as you walked over to him.

“What is it?” he asked as he began to get out of bed but you stopped him by placing your hand on his bare chest.

“You kept these?” you asked, your eyes adjusted to the dark and you could see his face clearly. He was looking back at you, his face was now soft, a harsh contrast from earlier.

“You kept my ring” he said cupping your face and you could feel his heart thumping in his chest.

“It was all I had left of you” you said sitting beside him.

“They were all I had left of you” he replied with a slight smile but it soon disappeared. “I’m sorry for pushing you away, I thought I was doing the right thing, I thought I was saving you from a life like this not pushing you towards something worse”

“You don’t have to apologise, it’s not your fault”

“Yes it is, if I hadn’t done that then you….”

“Would have married him” you said cutting him off. “If you hadn’t have came back into my life I would have still been with him, stupidly unaware of his true nature until it was too late”

Seung hyun closed his eyes as the possibilities of what could have become of you flashed through his mind.

You watched as a look of pain washed over Seung hyuns face, it broke your heart knowing it was because of you but it also made you feel closer to him then you had in a long time. You snaked your hand around the back of his neck and moved closer, placing your lips on his. A tingle of electricity sprouted through your lips and spread throughout your body from the contact, Seung hyun placed an arm around your back and pulled you towards him as he deepened the kiss. You raked your hands through his hair as you climbed on to his lap and started to grind into him, earning yourself a low groan from him. Seung hyuns hands trailed down your back to your ass, lightly squeezing it as he helped you rock back and forth. You broke the kiss so you could look him in the eyes, softly panting as you felt him getting harder underneath you and you felt yourself getting wet. He lifted one of his hands to brush the hair away from your neck so he could place kisses on the spot he knew drove you crazy, making you moan as soon as he hit it.

“Oppa” you cried out between your moans as the bubble inside your abdomen grew larger.

You had missed this, you had missed him. Seung hyun was always gentle with you, the contrast between him and Dong-won was great. Seung hyun always made love to you whereas the other treated it as sex, it was always more sensual, more enjoyable when you were with Seung hyun.

You pushed him away and pulled the sweat shirt over your head and threw it across the room, Seung hyun took a moment, comparing how your body had changed yet was still the same from when you were younger. You were a woman now, your breasts were fuller then what he remembered and the curve of your body had filled out into more of an hour glass figure, he never imagined you could be more beautiful then you were back then.

“Are you sure?” he asked looking up at you and you giggled. He hadn’t changed that much after all, here you were half naked and riding him and he is asking if you’re sure.

“I’m sure” you said smiling back at him.

He held on to you as he stood up before placing you gently on the bed and making sure your head was on the pillow, he grabbed one of your breasts and kneaded it as he took the other in his mouth, he slowly flicked your nipple with his tongue. You moaned louder as you felt the bubble getting tighter inside and you realised how wet he had made you, he switched breasts, making sure to pay equal attention between the two.

“Oppa” you moaned and you heard him grunt in response.

He moved his kisses down your stomach painfully slow, he hooked his fingers under your shorts and pulled them off, letting them drop to the ground behind him. He grabbed your ankles and straightened your legs out up right so he could place kisses on the sensitive spots behind your knees before putting them on his shoulders, he kissed down the inside of each of your thighs, stopping just before your core each time.

“Seung hyun, please” you begged breathlessly, you were so worked up, you needed a release.

He placed his hands on the inside of your thighs and used his thumbs to open your core, you clenched and you felt your juices run down yourself, he ran his tongue up the entire length of you making you moan. Seung hyun used his tongue to run circles around your entrance, you clenched again as you felt his tongue enter you and come back out again. He ran his tongue back up and flicked your clit with it, you arched your back at the hot flush that ran through your body, he knew you were close. Seung hyun placed his mouth over your clit and began to suck on it as he entered you with one finger, your hands clutched tightly at the corners of the pillow as you felt the bubble starting to come undone. Seung hyun saw the muscles in your lower abdomen starting to contract so he hooked his finger upwards and began to pump it while switching between sucking and nibbling on your clit.

“Oh god…… Seung hyun……” You screamed as your thighs closed around his head and you came.

Seung hyun pushed your thighs back down and stood up to take his boxers off before climbing on to you, he placed his lips against yours as he lifted your thigh and entered you, sliding in with ease from all your juices. Seung hyun pumped himself in and out of you, the bubble that he had helped burst just moments before started to build up again. Seung hyun pushed himself all the way inside of you to stretch you out and you dug your nails into his back from the intense feeling it gave you making him growl

“God I missed you” he said lifting his head up to look at you, he always loved the way you looked when you moaned. “I love you princess”

“I love you too” you replied sweetly.

Seung hyun lent his forehead against yours and looked deep into your eyes as he slightly picked up the pace, your moans became more frequent as you clawed at his back, you were close again and you could tell he was too by the twitch in his jaw. He felt your body begin to quiver under him so he placed his hand on your pelvic bone and began to run circles around your clit with his thumb. Within a matter of seconds you came undone, your hips jerked forward as you clenched around him and called out his name. He couldn’t stop it, your body’s reaction to him and the moaning of his name sent him over the edge, the only thing he could do was to ride it out for the both of you.

You laid there staring into each others eyes panting as he was still inside you.

“I promise you I will never let him near you ever again”

ACOMAF Squad Road Trip AU Headcanons

Anonymous asked me a little while ago for Squad road trip AU. If this one goes over well I might do a ToG one too. As with everything I write; it got long. 

  •  Az, Mor, Cassian and Nesta take one car; Feyre, Rhys, Amren, Lucien and Elain take the other (Nesta wanted to be with Elain but she and Lucien are like superglued together at the hands and no-one trusted Lucien and Nesta together in a confined space for several hours. Someone would have died. And Elain is pretty attached to him so…) 

  • Someone puts Cassian in charge of navigating. This is a mistake. They get very lost before they’ve gone ten miles. Feyre very wisely takes over. They have a lot more success when Feyre is in charge of directing. 

    The Moriel/Nessian Car: 

  • Azriel drives their car. Mor rides shotgun. Cassian and Nesta sit in the back (Nesta basically on Cassian’s lap the entire time. Seatbelts are for lesser mortals)

  • The Moriel/Nessian car is organised because they have a music playlist. Which is a really good theory; everyone gets one song each and then they shuffle. In practice it doesn’t exactly work because Mor skips all the ones she doesn’t like (ie Mor skips all of Cassian’s) and most of the trip is spent to the tune of Cassian’s dulcet tones while he whines about the unfairness of it all, Mor snickering, Nesta rolling her eyes and Az sighing. A lot. 

  • Cassian thinks that it’s distinctly unfair that Mor is allowed to put her feet up on the dash because whenever he does that he gets growled at. Mor just swivels round her in seat and waggles her eyebrows suggestively at him while smirking. Az sighs some more. 

  • Nesta and Cassian frequently have intense make out sessions in the backseat. Mor and Azriel take bets on how long they’re going to remain entwined before they surface this time. Az is eerily good at guessing right. But they’re betting in kisses so Mor doesn’t really mind him winning. 

  • Cassian falls asleep with his head on Nesta’s shoulder. Nesta and Mor draw on him. (No-one is quite sure how Mor manages this from the front seat but the girl is nothing if not determined) They take a lot of pictures which they send forward to the other car. By the time Cassian wakes up at the rest stop his pen moustache is a social media sensation. He decides to be proud of it and refuses to wash it off until Nesta forcibly scrubs at it that night in the motel because he looks ridiculous.
     
    Amren + Feyrhys + Elucien: 

  • Amren drives the other car. No-one contests this. Despite the fact she drives at like 150mph constantly, doesn’t appear to take any notice of things like traffic lights, stop signs, junctions, or road markings and they all feel like they’re taking their lives in their hands. She blithely reassures them that she hasn’t killed anyone yet. (This reassures no-one. But still. No-one contests Amren driving. They’re not that stupid)

  • Nobody rides shotgun in Amren’s car. Lucien is the only one that would have done but Elain needs him in the back beside her for hand crushing purposes so Amren is going solo in the front while the others all hide in the back thinking that, when they inevitably crash, they might be safer in there. (Rhys does take a turn for a little while when they stop after Feyre has fallen asleep (how she achieves this while the rest of them are clutching onto the edges of their seats no-one knows) and he and Amren chatter a bit. Or rather Rhys chatters, Amren grunts, nods, and tells him he’s an idiot at appropriate intervals) 

  • Amren controls the music in Amren’s car. This is just the law. Lucien sings along with everything (Lucien is just one of those people who has no musical boundaries at all. He knows everything. He has heard everything. He can bond with anyone over music.) She only changes it when Elain makes a polite request to have one of her songs on.( She gives Rhys the kind of look that makes grapes shrivel to raisins before your eyes when he asks the same thing) 

  • Elain is in charge of all of the food and keeps Amren well provided with snacks passed through from the back while they drive. (Amren and Elain have a lovely little dynamic which mostly revolves around polite/appreciated silences/occasional quiet conversation, feeding and being out in the garden at the same time – Elain gardens; Amren suns herself) 

  • Elain also sorted the main group picnic out. Azriel helped her with the organising and Cassian helped her with the making of the food.(Elain and Cassian are the go-to work pair in the kitchen. Az is very good at specifics but leaves the general stuff to the experts, Mor is hopeless, Nesta got herself banned after setting the place on fire (for the third time) Lucien is on hand to hand Elain things and provide supportive kisses (ie get in the way but she never shoos him out) FeyRhys just let them get on with it, they’re in charge of almost everything else so they’re busy) 

  • Lucien is the designated ‘are we there yet’ one. (Elain makes him stop when she senses Amren is about to violently decapitate him)

  • Feyre takes her sketchpad and doodles everyone/everything that inspires her while they drive. Rhys considers any moment she isn’t drawing him to be a wasted moment. Rhys gets stabbed in the arm with her pencil quite a lot. 

  • Elain is the one with the camera. Elain takes pictures of everyone and everything (mostly Lucien. They’ve only just gotten together. They’re already sickeningly domestic and adorable) Rhys considers any picture that he isn’t in as a wasted picture. Feyre stabs him some more on Elain’s behalf.
      
    Rest-Stops/Overnight breaks:

  • Lucien is always last back in the car. Always. Every single time. No matter what else the others do. No-one quite knows why and Lucien isn’t telling. 

  • Elain hands out her food and makes sure nobody takes more than their fair share (Cassian gets swatted on the hand a lot. I don’t care if you made it, or if you’re starving and feel like you’re about to die, or if it’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten in your entire life. Share nicely) 

  • FeyRhys always get caught sneaking off for a quickie (Moriel slip off too but they never get caught) 

  • Rhys brings a little portable games set and a pack of cards and they play a few things with each other. Mor, Nesta and Feyre watch (Elucien have wandered off to find food) when Cassian and Azriel team up against Rhys at poker (Feyre has to do a lot of ego stroking (amongst other things) that night to stop him being about it for the rest of the trip) 

  • They all play Liar. Elain wipes the floor with them all to everyone’s shock (except Lucien’s, who knows better) Rummy results in a mixed bag and is called off after Lucien nearly ends up with a pen in his eye courtesy of Nesta (to be fair he kind of deserved it) Rhys gets some of what he lost to Azriel and Cass back when they play group poker Then loses it all to Feyre. (Really, darling, I thought we were a team) Blackjack is just a disaster. 

  • They all play Monopoly (except Amren who’s napping in her room throughout these games; which is the only reason the others risk playing) This results in three fallings out, several bruises, enough cursing to make a sailor blush, countless accusations of cheating, a lot of tag-teaming by the various couples, and a shocking betrayal that does result in a lot of crying and yelling and almost results in a broken finger. They do not play Monopoly again. Ever. 

  • Everyone wisely backs the fuck out when Amren says she’ll play chess with one of them. Lucien and she have a few games. The others mysteriously vanish off to a safe distance for an extended period of time while this goes on. They’re shocked to find him alive and in one piece when they return. 

  • Alcohol is had a night, drinking games are played and eventually they end up playing strip poker. This is something that they all faithfully agree never to speak about ever again. All pictures of the event are wiped from the face of the earth. They’re all very pleased their memories are incredibly hazy the next morning (Amren remembers it all. Amren has blackmail material on all of them to comfortably last her several lifetimes. Amren wields this mercilessly)

    Bonus Destination Beach Day:

  • Azriel is the one who makes them drink water/eat/put on sun cream/stop trying to drown each other in the sea. Azriel is the mother hen of the group. (Supported by Elain)

  • Nesta is the one trying to do the drowning. (Cassian and Lucien alternatively. Usually Lucien) 

  • Feyre and Rhys break away from the main group just before lunchtime and have sex under one of the old piers where they think they’re very out of the way and inconspicuous. They return to a collection of catcalls and raucous applause courtesy of Cassian and piercing wolf whistling courtesy of Lucien when they wander back to their umbrellas. They are fooling no-one. Ever. 

  • Elain and Lucien spend most of their time on the beach of all of them as Elain isn’t a very confident swimmer and prefers watching most of the time and Lucien likes keeping her company (and making sure she puts on plenty of sun cream. Which is a real chore for him to help with, obviously) 

  • At some point though Cassian and Rhys do take it upon themselves to pick Lucien up between them and fling him into the sea. Just because. 

  • Elain takes some seriously cracking pictures of the lot of them in the sea. She has a real knack for getting the timing just right. She makes them all line up and do lots of arty shots with the sunset in the background later on. 

  • Azriel and Mor spend a lot of their time surfing together (and making out) in a cove nearby that has awesome waves. Later in the day Az surrenders his surfboard to be used as a float and brings Elain out onto the water so she can join in more. 

  • Nesta is a sun goddess and is more than happy to spend all of her time baking in the sun beside Amren and working on her tan. Cassian has other ideas. Cassian throws a bucket of water over Nesta to try and ‘encourage’ her to join in them in the water. Nesta nearly kills Cassian. He manages to convince her otherwise by kissing her when she catches him and tackles him onto the sand (no-one ever really susses out how Nesta, who is by all accounts very delicately built and a foot shorter than Cassian in heels, manages to tackle her enormous idiot of boyfriend on the sand. It doesn’t really matter that it defies all the laws of physics. She manages it.)

  • Elain spends a lot of time putting more sun cream on Lucien while huffing that he’s turning into a lobster before her very eyes and he burns too easily. She makes him sit under the umbrella with her for extended periods of time and he settles into his favourite position with his head in her lap. They gossip shamelessly about the others and judge everyone else on the beach because they’re clearly not as cute a couple as they are.

  • Mor and Azriel go exploring and stumble across a number of rock pools and a collection of very pretty, very cool caves. They show the others and they all wander around them a bit in the afternoon when it gets too hot to sit stewing on the beach and they’re all tired of the sea (but the keep the cavern with the waterfall and the lagoon to themselves) 

  • Everyone is incredibly amused when one of the local guys, who introduces himself as Varian, spends a lot of time trying to chat up Amren. She plays with him the way a cat plays with a mouse, or the way a lion might toy with dinner. They start a betting pool on how long it’s going to be before he susses out he’s got no chance and either gives up or Amren gets bored and casually murders him. Neither happens and while he doesn’t get lucky he also doesn’t get eaten alive. Which is an achievement in itself.  

  • Feyre and Rhys offer to wander into town and get provisions. Which is an excuse to spend a little bit of time away from their mad family; they love them a lot they really do but it’s also nice to wander along the sand holding hands and not have to listen to Nesta yelling at Cassian for nearly tearing her bikini top with his giant manly paws or watch Az and Mor try and be subtle about the way they’re gazing at each other or intervene every ten seconds to stop Lucien and Nesta growling at each other and teetering on the brink of murder. 

  • They all get quite sleepy in the afternoon and break up into smaller groups. The couples all do coupley things for a little while. Rhys and Feyre lounge together and he reads to her. Lucien and Elain put headphones in and end up falling asleep together (Lucien ends up with some hilarious tan lines from this) Mor and Azriel go back to that cave where they found the waterfall and spend a good long time there alone together. Nesta and Cassian wind up back in the sea together and spend a long time floating among the waves kissing one another. 

  • Amren and Nesta have an excellent and intense bitching session with one another about everything and anything. It’s cathartic, traditional and necessary. 

  • Azriel and Elain have a very quiet but very serious debate about the most recent Masterchef episode (which they both avidly watch) 

  • Mor falls asleep on top of Azriel in the middle of this conversation and despite the fact he’s sweltering he doesn’t shift her off, he just runs his fingers absently through her hair while he talks to Elain and tilts the umbrella a bit so she’s covered. 

  • Rhys and Cassian play bat and ball a little ways away (but not far enough because Cassian still somehow manages to hit Nesta on the head with a ball, accidentally, but that doesn’t stop her snarling at him. Amren drily suggests relieving him of all of his balls, since he clearly can’t be trusted with any of them) When Mor wakes up she gets up and joins them and shows them how it’s done. 

  • Feyre and Lucien have a friendly argument over the latest football match they went to see about the various teams, line-ups and tactics. (Amren joins in to support Feyre. Lucien and Amren then have a much less friendly argument that ends when Elain deftly steps between them and drags Lucien off to get them all ice cream and protect his idiotic ginger self from Amren’s glower)

  • Mor and Lucien have a very long talk about music, their favourite bands, their favourite songs, the best concerts they’ve ever been to etc. While they’re doing this she insists that Lucien let her braid his hair. Lucien consents. 

  • Nesta sits with Elain and lets her chatter away about her garden and Lucien and in turn lets Nesta talk about Cass and she complains about what a pillock he is. (But Elain isn’t fooled, she spends most of her time watching him with soft eyes because she thinks no-one’s looking) 

  • Cassian commandeers the camera and starts taking lots of pictures of everyone. Elain always looks excellent in every picture no matter the lighting/angle/how much warning she’s given. Cassian always looks awful but he spends most of his time with the camera taking pictures of Nesta until Rhys swipes it and starts taking a ridiculous number of pictures of Feyre instead. Lucien can’t have that, he has to have lots of pictures of his lady on her camera. Azriel confiscates said camera (and takes several pictures of Mor, but subtly) then graciously returns it to Elain. 

  • Cassian, Azriel and Rhys somehow end up in the middle of a wrestling match. Everyone else is far too used to this to really bother noticing. It ends when Amren sighs, trips them all within the span of about thirty seconds and the ladies swoop in to retrieve their idiotic boys and assure them that yes they were watching and yes babe, you were definitely the best. 

  • The sun goes down and they all wake up a bit. Lucien digs his guitar out of the car and everyone puts in their various requests and he does his best to oblige them all.

  • Azriel actually has a very nice voice but refuses to sing much, he only consents to give them a couple of bars because Mor coaxes him into it. Mor’s voice is terrible. She’s aware of this. She doesn’t give a damn. Lucien isn’t bad; he’s musical enough to carry a tune even if he doesn’t have the best voice. Nesta is loud and flat; so is Cassian, they make a good team on their own but when set to music/anyone else it becomes less so. Rhys is incredibly overly dramatic and can’t settle for just ‘singing’ he must perform. Elain has a very sweet voice but is so quiet that no-one but Lucien can hear her. Feyre sings more the more she drinks and the more Rhys encourages; she doesn’t have a bad voice either. Even Amren sings when Lucien plays one of her songs; Lucien claims bragging rights on this from now until the end of time.

  • At some point Rhys pulls Feyre to her feet and that starts all of them off dancing. Cassian takes a turn on guitar at some point so that Lucien has a chance to dance with Elain too. (This is short lived because Mor informs him he’s making her ears hurt and if he plays that song one more time she’s going to beat him to death with that guitar. Lucien swiftly steps in again to take over and rescue his child (the guitar; not Cassian)) They all take turns dancing with each other though. 

  • They’re all exhausted that night and they’re all late getting up and leaving to get home the next morning but eventually they all pile into the cars (yes, Lucien is last again; Nesta growls at him, he just smirks at her. Cassian and Elain tug their significant others away from each other before permanent damage is done. Elain scolds Lucien; Lucien “apologises” to Nesta. They spend the entire journey home bickering with each other over text between the two cars. When Elain discovers this Lucien gets another scolding and she withholds kisses from him (for a full ten minutes before she caves in)) 

  • They all make it home in one piece and a lot of sprawling idly over furniture and each other is done that night as they sleep off their hurricane weekend in Azriel and Mor’s living room.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Rachel?

TL;DR

Buckle in because I have many thoughts about Rachel LOL She’s gorgeous and cute, and I love her face. If I was 16 or 17, I’d have a gay panic too, cuz holy shit. Plus she ain’t slick, we all know she wanted Chloe to check her out in the dressing room. She was buttering her up BIG time.

Anyway. There’s thoughts based on what other people say VS thoughts based on what we see from Rachel personally.

What’s interesting about these games is you have 2 perspectives of Rachel Amber. Judging Rachel by judging Rachel or judging Rachel through other people: In Before the Storm, everyone asked Chloe about Rachel because they didn’t seem to know her. In Life is Strange, you see people who believe something about her when for all we know isn’t true.

Based on what other people said:

First there’s the LiS thoughts, where because of how Chloe described her, I loved her, and I REALLY cared about finding her. It was moreso to make Chloe happy than anything because everything we heard about Rachel was 1) From people who weren’t Rachel and 2) Everything everyone said was different. 

Because of that it was very hard to judge for myself what kind of person she was. 

In LiS our best idea of Rachel is through Chloe, and even she didn’t know everything about Rachel. But to Chloe, despite everything, she was her angel, someone who saved her in a really dark time in her life, and she LOVED HER. Some people interpret that as codependency. I personally don’t because at the time we only saw Chloe in a situation where Rachel was missing, and Chloe being desperate to find her and being hopeful that she’s okay.

(Besides, if you love someone that much, you’d think they’re the best person ever. That’s just my personal opinion.)

  • I do not think she cheated on Chloe with Frank. We have no PROOF of that, just Chloe’s interpretation of the situation, which by that point we already knew that if she wasn’t jealous, she had serious abandonment issues and issues of people habitually lying to her.
  • I do not think she had sex with Mr. Jefferson or ANY of her teachers. No proof of it aside from rumors and Max’s nightmares. She never willingly modeled for Jefferson, we would’ve seen pictures saying so.
  • I do not think she had any kind of drug problem. Just because she hung out with Chloe and Frank, and judging from how she reacted to Frank allegedly having a bad trip. Tho now that we’ve seen Before the Storm, we’ve learned she might have a drinking problem at 16, if that wasn’t her first time drinking.
  • I do think she loved both Chloe and Frank. But Frank was leading her down a path she didn’t want to be, and even Frank himself admitted that they weren’t going to work out because of how young she was.
  • I think she made a plan with Chloe, and Rachel seems pretty set in her ways, and even tho she might have had her doubts at first, she was finally ready to commit. But by that time, it was already too late.

So based on everything CHLOE said, Rachel was amazing but wasn’t always completely honest with people. Despite her dishonesty, she was someone who was there for Chloe when Max wasn’t and someone Chloe grew very attached to and made plans with to have some sort of future together. Now we know that Chloe was there for her just as much as the other way around. And I was so devastated when I found out Rachel was dead this whole time.

I eventually accepted that I was never meant to KNOW her, just that she meant the world to Chloe. Until Before the Storm, when we get to meet Rachel ourselves.

Based on Rachel herself: 

Based on everything in Before the Storm, I can definitely see the appeal of Rachel Amber. I’ve actually known girls like her who were popular based on how they treated people, not by how they manipulated people into liking them. Its almost like 16 year olds can be nice to their peers or something.

She wasn’t nice to people to use them. I don’t think she was using anyone, especially Chloe. Because everyone else in that school had more than Chloe to “offer” to Rachel. And she’s not using Chloe for her truck or money, because at this point in her life, Chloe has none of those things. Plus if she did, she would probably wouldn’t disagree with anything Chloe said and told her things she wanted to hear instead of being honest. How do you know she’s being honest?  

When you get Rachel alone, we see her playing her 2 Truths and a Lie game fairly. We know she’s a Leo, and she proves she’s ambidextrous, and its obvious to everyone from California that Rachel is a California girl. So she’s playing the game, she doesn’t have a fake tone to her voice.

She also sat and listened to Chloe and what she had to say, which was something Chloe hadn’t experienced in probably 2 years. “You’re not a problem, you’re a person.” And I think she truly meant that.

I think she saw something in Chloe when she saw her stand up for herself and others. I think she saw real companionship from a real person who would be real with her, and wouldn’t expect anything from her. So in a way, Rachel could be afraid of people using HER. Plus we know Chloe didn’t expect anything from her because she barely knows her enough to expect ANYTHING from her. She played it cautious if anything, and didn’t pretend they were BFF’s like everyone already thought they were.

I saw everyone wanting to be Rachel’s friend, and Rachel wanting to be their friend, but what happens when she can’t be their friend all the time? They probably feel betrayed at some point, and that’s a lot of expectations to put on a teenager. So why deal with that when you can get a fresh start with someone else.

I genuinely think Rachel wanted some company when she went after her father. She could’ve easily done what she did by herself.

I do not think any part of Rachel’s distress is an act to get Chloe to do things for her, just like I didn’t think Chloe being a little pushy with Max wasn’t her being manipulative. The universe isn’t in cahoots with Rachel just to fuck Chloe over, and thats a stupid idea xD

I do think Rachel has a genuine interest in being more than friends with Chloe. She says “I can’t…. even tho I want to.” At this point Chloe’s the only one who’s seen her at what’s apparently her worst. And even after they fight, based on nothing personal and Rachel not knowing how to talk about her problem, they still feel that connection to each other. And to quote Mr. Peabody “Every great relationship starts from a place of conflict and evolves into something richer.”

So I think they’re both baby gays who love each other and are willing to work on their problems together. And if the universe didn’t kill Rachel, I think they would’ve been happy.

Based on symbolism and shit:

The game is sending us mixed messages about the nature of Rachel’s relationship with Chloe. Is it good or bad? Is it love or is it just a toxic relationship doomed to failure?

On one hand it foreshadows with Chloe saying “And sometimes when we’re incredibly desperate and lonely, we choose the absolute wrong kind of people to let into our lives.” She’s referring to her mother dating David. We could draw the parallel of Chloe and Rachel relationship to Joyce and David’s relationship respectively. In this point in their relationship, David is jobless and kind of mooching off Joyce. But Chloe has nothing to offer to Rachel that she can’t get through more accessible means. And David eventually grows and proves himself to be a good person who just needs to work on being better to his step-daughter.

It also has Rachel saying “Are Miranda’s feelings of instant passion for Ferdinand just inexperience and dramatic circumstances or… has she actually just met the love of her life?” In this case Miranda is Chloe and Ferdinand is Rachel. Harder to make this comparison because Rachel is Prospera, and Chloe is neither inexperienced or in the play. Inexperienced with women probably, but she’s had sex before and I trust can distinguish between love, infatuation, and a fling.

But the one thing I think matters more than either of those things is the fire symbolism in this game, which is both destructive, but also necessary for renewal. Ethan is trying to prevent wildfires, but says “Many parts of our local ecosystem benefit from fire. Knobcone pine cones for example, which require above 350 degrees to open.” Its dangerous, but necessary for life in general. And “so pretty” which describes Rachel haha. Symbolically Rachel could be seen as the fire getting pine cone Chloe to open up.

So I think why we’re getting a mixed bag on how to perceive their relationship is because the relationship itself is a mixed bag. Its not good or bad, its both. Its not perfect and its not meant to be perfect.

Yes, Girl’s Day won.

And they deserved this win.

I have to say, I am very upset with the way monbebes are treating Girl’s Day. Wouldn’t anyone be upset if you had people bringing down your group? I can’t forgive the fact that this win was shrouded with harsh words from monbebes.

Now I know, not all monbebes are after GsD and are honestly confused as to why they were nominated. So I would like to clear up the fact that GsD did have a comeback stage on Show Champion. So they were eligible to be nominated. So for all these wierd statements that GsD hasn’t promoted long enough and MBC is shady is completely false.

Just like monbebes, I will defend my group. Girl’s Day is MONSTA X’s seniors, therefore, the fan base is much more established (internationally, not so much, but in Korea, definitely- and let’s be honest, those votes are where is matters). It seems logical to me that a group with 7 years of experience will best out against one with 2. When I see these comments of unfairness, I just don’t see where it stems from.

As a daisy, I have seen the struggles GsD has gone through to get to this point in their music career. They didn’t come from a well-known company, they didn’t have a sunbae group to pave a way for them. They built their fandom and popularity from complete scratch. Of course, I’m going to get upset when someone claims their wins were rigged. Wouldn’t you react the same way?

I apologize to monbebe’s for my last post’s tone and wish to retract it. I only wanted to show that GsD’s album is doing a lot better than what some are thinking. I do not speak for all daisies, I can only speak for myself.

Both MONSTA X and Girl’s Day has worked very hard for their respective comebacks. MONSTA X will have their time to shine, but please do not bring another group down in order to praise your own.

A/N: I decided to do both Leo AND Hongbin because they’re VIIXX members and I’m complete trash for VIXX. I got this template from tenseoyong and I could not find the original creator to give proper credit to.

A = Announcement.- How do you tell him and the world that you’re expecting?

You go all out to explain the good news. Obviously you tell him first and you do so by buying a baby’s onesie and little booties that match with each other. You also get a novelty mug that says #1 Dad. If you found out the news around Leo’s birthday you’d wait until then to give him his present. Of course he’ll be ecstatic as hell and want to tell everyone but he might get a bit carried away so you have to slow him down by starting with telling the members, who do you guys a favor and tell people in your company and the CEO. Then you tell family and friends. Telling the fans would be scary for Taekwoon because of some scandals that he’s had in the past but when he tells them he’s very clear about how happy he is and at that point he doesn’t care about the haters.

B = Books.- Did he read the books?

Leo loves babies and children a lot and he even has a baby nephew he watches every now and again so he wouldn’t really need to read those parenting books. He’ll probably get them as gag gifts from the other members but they’ll just collect dust at the top of his book shelf. If he gets curious about raising a baby he’ll probably go to his sister, his nephew’s mother, first.

C = Cuddles.- Who cuddles the baby more?

He hogs the baby all the time, if you need to change their diaper or get them ready for bed he’ll do it with you or even for you. He won’t not let you be with the baby, he just never knows when he might not have enough time for his family and though that very thought breaks his heart he wants to have every free moment he can possibly have dedicated you you and his baby.

D = Daddy.- His reaction to being called Daddy and it setting in.

Remember the way he lowers his head whenever he gets embarrassed or is complimented? Yeah, that’s exactly what happens to him when you, the baby, or the fact that he’s now a father is brought up. But he’ll be a bit upset because he would rather his personal life be kept private from the world but the fans can’t no know he’s a dad and congratulate him

E = Empty.- Who goes to the store when you guys run out of supplies?

He knows what you need before you even realize it’s nearly gone. He’ll stop by the store on his way home from work with like three bags of groceries and you’re just like “But I bought milk last week and we have some left- opps, had some left. Thanks honey~”

F = Feeding time- Who does feeding time?

Leo would do it with joy! If he’s a bit busy with work he’ll feed his son or daughter while multi tasking at his keyboard.

G = Grumpy baby. - Who is better at dealing with a grumpy baby?

He’s good with babies as well so he can calm the baby down most of the time, Leo’s problem would be that he doesn’t know what’s wrong. He’d have a hard time figuring out if the baby needs a diaper change or a bottle, a nap or a hug. You some how know exactly what to do and Leo’s just?????

H = How?- how many kids does he want?

Um is there such thing as too many? Leo doesn’t think so.

Jokes.- best dad joke?

What do you call a pile of kittens?
A meowntain

K = Kisses.- His favorite place to kiss the baby.

Aww Leo kisses his babe everywhere but when they are sleeping he’ll always peck their forehead one last time before heading off to dreamland himself.

L = Little.- How he feels when he holds the baby for the first time.

He’s just so darn out of it when his baby is first placed in his arms. Like the rest of the world doesn’t matter because all he cares about in that moment is doing what’s best for his firstborn but he also thinks about his past and what good he did to be so lucky to this day.

M = Mommy.- what does he call you?

He’ll call you “honey” or “sweetheart” because he feels it’s more traditional and he wouldn’t admit that he thinks it’s the cutest thing to call you.

N = Nappies.- who deals with the really bad diapers?

There’s never just the good without anything bad that comes along with it. He’ll groan when it’s the tenth diaper today but he’ll refuse your offer to do it for him.

O = Onesies- Who likes to dress the baby in ridiculous outfits?

Leo isn’t really into all of those kinds of things because of privacy but sure as hell his baby will be fly and they’ll dress the part too. Don’t be too shocked if your baby is wearing Timbs and a Gucci jacket on an innocent play date.

P = Pet names- names he calls the baby.

He keeps it easy and calls his child his pride and joy but pet name wise he’ll say something along the lines of  "daddy’s baby"

Q = Questions.- How many questions does he ask the nurse?

Taekwoon knows a lot about babies so I can see him being a bit confused about dealing with them at night and, like I mentioned before, knowing what they want when they are crying late at night or even in the daytime.

R = Rely- what is the biggest thing you rely on each other for?

Leo would rely on you for emotional support, he always has a lot on his plate and while a baby is one of the best things to have ever happened to him he is insecure about doing the right thing, especially when jealous starlights call him out and say he has absolutely no idea what he’s doing, he’ll think they’re right. You would rely on Leo to support you as well. Being a new mother is tough and you and him are in the same mind set when someone questions your parenting abilities, even when you both are the dynamic duo of parenthood.

S = Sleep duty. - who gets up when it’s really late at night?

You both need sleep and in turn you would both take turns. Even though Leo would like to get up with the baby to care for them he just can’t do it when he has work in the early hours of the morning. You won’t mind doing it because Leo helps out a lot as it is so doing things at night is just your part.

T = Trepidation.- fears as a new parent.

Leo knows he would make a good father but he just doesn’t have a plan of actually doing it. What will he say when his child is having troubles with homework or friendships? What if he makes a mistake that changes his son or daughter’s life for good? That much pressure in his hands is overwhelming and it’ll freak him out a bit.

U = Ultra sounds.- His reactions to the ultrasounds.

Sadly Leo wouldn’t make it to the first ultrasound, that breaks his heart but he didn’t miss much because it was still to early to see much. You still got pictures and saved copies for him, which he carries around everywhere. You keep on telling him it’s okay if he missed just one and he promises to never leave you alone again.

V = Values.- what is the most important value he wants to teach your child.

If his child obtains one lesson Leo offers them in their life he prays that it’s them knowing he will always be proud of them and that they can do no wrong in his eyes. If they go down a dark path he wants them to know that he’ll be right by their side to lead them again, even if it’s so far into the future where he is no longer around.

W = Water.- Who gives the babe the baths?

Night’s are the toughest for him because it’s most likely the time he is working so you’ll have a nightly routine down and Leo comes home just as the baby goes to sleep. If some time during the day the baby needs another bath Leo would do if, but he’ll need your help with the little things like water temperature, how much soap to use, etc.

X = X-mas- what do you guys plan for the holidays?

Leo wouldn’t want to go all out but since he has connections to bomb photographers he’ll use those connections to get Christmas cards made. Those will be sent out to all of his family members and yours but mainly to the distant relatives you aren’t able to travel and see for the holidays. He’ll also probably be the one to hold the Christmas parties and social gatherings despite being an introvert.

Y = Yelling.- How many fights do the two of you get in?

He isn’t very loud in general, only when he’s really annoyed. Even when he’s stressed he keeps his cool and never raises his voice. You may or may not be like that but Leo would prefer to talk things out or avoid arguments all together.

Z = Zoo- How crazy is the house after the birth?

Try as he might Leo can’t help that the day back from the hospital things get out of sync. Eventually he’ll get used to it and if the other members visit and are shocked by the house he’ll be genuinely confused and say “It’s always like this though.”

~Blake

about super junior’s next comeback

i am really upset to hear that sungmin will not participate in super junior’s next comeback, most international elfs are.

if i’m not wrong, kangin won’t be in it either. personally, in my personal opinion, i understand why kangin is not going to be in the comeback. he did something wrong last year and he is still reflecting. him being part of the next comeback may potentially create more drama. i think this would be a good time for kangin to start doing good for the community to benefit himself, he has done a bit before.

however, this post is not about kangin. this is about sungmin, and i will explain more on it. you can read about it here and here.

sungmin had written an apology recently, this is what he wrote:

“Hello, this is Sungmin. I’m writing to you all for the first time in a while for various reasons. First of all, I want to apologize for troubling so many fans. There has been a lot of negative talk surrounding me lately, but it was something I couldn’t act alone on, so I’m very sorry for the late response.

“When I look back to when I was getting ready for my marriage, I don’t think I was very considerate and truthful to my fans who have loved me for over 10 years. I think I should’ve communicated better with my fans who got hurt by various rumors and misunderstandings.

“While I was in the army, I always looked forward to promoting with Super Junior again. However, I really want the group’s next album to do well, so I have decided to withdraw from their upcoming promotions. As a member of Super Junior, I want the group to receive love for a very long time. Considering my ongoing controversy, I think my decision to withdraw from this album is best for the group.

“I’m really sorry to my fans who have loved and supported me, but I think I need more time to reflect and work harder. I ask all ELFs to support Super Junior’s upcoming comeback.”

label sj had also written a statement. here is what they said:

“Hello, this is Label SJ (SM Entertainment).

“This is our statement regarding Sungmin’s post today about his activities.

“Label SJ has decided to respect Sungmin’s decision not to participate in Super Junior’s album.

“From the beginning, Super Junior was created as a group that could be flexible with its members, and as a result, Super Junior has seen love and success across the globe, able to promote in a variety of ways.

“Super Junior is currently preparing for an album, with hopes to release it in October, and the label is doing its best to help Super Junior carry out promotions that are better than ever before.

“Though Sungmin isn’t participating in the album this time around, Label SJ will fully support all of Sungmin’s future activities.

“Thank you to all the fans who have loved Super Junior for so long, and we ask for your continued love and support for all of the Super Junior members.”

i cannot find it at the moment, but a long time ago, a korean elf had given me a link explaining why korean elfs were so upset at sungmin. overall, it explained how he handled the marriage in a rather unprofessional way. basically, the fans just wanted to know about the marriage beforehand. i get it, the news was sudden. there were so many rumors, especially fake rumors, going around. it was a mess back then.

but that was more than two years ago. sungmin has apologized countless times, holding this kind of grudge is unnecessary, in my opinion. saeun has also done nothing wrong. this is just a marriage, yet the media and the company can twist things around.

it’s 2017, and unfortunately, there are still sungmin antis. also, here is a friendly reminder to some: there are actually quite a lot of korean fans who love sungmin, but some international fans who are antis, so let’s not generalize the antis. let’s not fight with them, at this point, it is a waste of time. persuading them might also be a waste of time, as seen here, antis are very stubborn.

we might not be able to do anything about sungmin not being in the next comeback, but hopefully, he rests well during this withdraw.

sungmin wants the best for the super junior comeback, so let’s work hard to support super junior and their comeback. plan on how you want to support them! from buying physical albums, buying digital songs, streaming, etc. you can support their first group comeback since magic era.

i say it is okay to complain, this is very sudden and wrong to most fans, but focus more on supporting the entire group as a whole.

i find that people often debate on what it means to be a “real elf”. you can dislike a member, this is fine, but hating them is when it goes too far. if you do not want to forgive sungmin, please do not send him or saeun hate comments. perhaps you can use your active amount of time on the internet hating on him to help support super junior’s comeback.

let’s hope sungmin participates with super junior soon. no matter what happens, he will always be considered a member of super junior. the members love him, they are all brothers in a family. petty antis will not stop them.

remember to support sungmin as well as super junior.

[FUSE TV] HIGHLIGHT REFLECT ON PAST YEAR TOGETHER, CONFIRM UPCOMING SOLO PROJECTS AT KCON 2017 NY

The boy band formerly known as Beast is moving forward with positivity, exciting projects and lots of love for those who have supported them through everything.

The last time Highlight visited New York, Highlight didn’t even exist. It’s been more than five years since the boy band band formerly known as Beast last visited the East Coast with Doojoon, Junhyung, Yoseob, Gikwang and Dongwoon experiencing a lot of changes including leaving the company that created them, starting an independent record label for themselves and reforming as the group you see today.

Backstage at KCON 2017 New York Presented by Toyota before their headlining set to close out the first day of activities, the band is at a calm and relaxed state with the members clearly comfortable with one another at this point to not only calmly chill with one another, but also crack up together when they do their best to shoutout some English phrases—with Dongwoon and Gikwang particularly catching a case of the giggles towards the end of the chat. But after nearly eight years together, it’s clear that a passion and respect for one another permeates throughout these five individuals. There isn’t any bitterness from their past (they even gave a shoutout to their former label mates BToB) and they clearly want each member to shine on his own in this new, exciting chapter for the group.

FUSE: Welcome back to New York, Highlight! How you feeling about this return?
Junhyung:
As a group, it’s been quite a long time since we’ve been in New York. We felt really sorry about not being able to see our fans abroad because we do have a lot of fans here. We’re really happy to meet our fans and see them at KCON. If the opportunity arises, we would like to come as a group for a separate performance or concert tour as Highlight.

At this time last year, you were gearing up to release your last album as Beast. Now here you are a year later headlining KCON as Highlight. What advice would you give yourself back then?
Yoseob:
I would like to say to myself from a year ago that there’s no need to worry much. Looking back, it was a challenging time for us. But I believe in the trust and faith I had in my members, but also the fans and the new company’s people that were joining us as family really, really helped support us to get to where we are today. I would tell him it’s important to keep soldiering on.
Gikwang: In general, the five of us are all in the same boat. We have similar thoughts and worries. Around that time we probably all had similar advice to what to Yoseob said to give ourselves.

How do you feel about this first year as Highlight?
Dongwoon:
I would first like to say, as Highlight, we’ve received so much love and support as group so we’re feeling really full as a group. I was naturally a little worried about starting with a new management company and whatnot, but everyone’s been so supportive and so we’ve been able to come back from those initial doubts. We’ve worked hard this first half of the year as Highlight, but the next half of the year we’d like to work harder and give back to our fans.

When I listen to a song like “Plz Don’t Be Sad,” it sounds almost like you’re a different group. But then songs like “It’s Still Beautiful” and “Danger” have a classic “Beast” feel. Do you feel like a different group nowadays?
Dongwoon:
As a group, I’d say we’re not all that different from what we were doing originally. One thing that I think has shifted is that before we’ve released a lot of singles that have been a little more toned down, but with a name like Highlight we’re able to bring a brighter side to our songs and I feel like we’re growing a lot more comfortable into these songs. Not that we’re always going to be releasing bright and sunny songs, but right now I feel like we’re able to give off this enjoyable energy.

From being under Cube to creating your own company at Around Us Entertainment, you’ve now found a home to thrive. Do you think they’ll be more artists coming to Around Us?
Junhyung:
It’s not that we don’t have plans to invite other artists into our company, but if we find an artist we’d like to collaborate with or grow with, I think there is a possibility of that in the future.

Junhyun recently released his solo single “Wonder If” with Heize. Are there plans for any solo releases?
Dongwoon:
Each of us area preparing some sort of solo “thing.” I can’t be specific at the moment [Laughs] but we all want to express our individual sides with our music so when we find the right songs, one by one, I think we’ll start getting on those types of releases.
Gikwang: You won’t know when it comes. Just…boom.

Do you have plans for a group comeback for this year? 2018?
Doojoon:
We’re not really sure yet, but we’ll have to get back to you on that. But we’re always writing and recording music all year round.

KCON has so many great artists this year, but if you could add one more artist to the lineup. Who would you choose?
Yoseob:
BToB. In my opinion, they sing really well and their performances are really on point. I feel like I would like them to have the opportunity to have them shine.
Dongwoon: I don’t know if you know this group, but there’s a band called Dru Hill, which is where Sisqo came from. I’ve been a fan of Sisqo for a long time and dreamed of becoming a singer while watching him. I want to invite him to be able to say I’ve been able to come here because of him.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Love the blog, it's super informative & very helpful thanks so much for running it! Could you tell us what the proper procedures are for when a soldier gets wounded in the field? My main question would be do they radio for a medic, or an evac of its that bad, first? Or do they call in first before administering first aid? And if it's a minor bullet wound, or grazing, will they even radio it in during their mission? Sorry if this is too much... Thanks again!

Thanks a lot! I’m assuming by “in the field” you mean in a combat environment. 

All soldiers are trained to handle basic first aid, including initial treatment of bullet wounds. The wounded’s med kit is used to treat them. We do this because if a person is wounded, they’re probably out of the fight, whereas whoever’s treating them is still up and about and might need it for themselves in the future.

The primary concern when we have wounded is usually to keep firing tbqh. If one guy gets shot and we all drop everything and start taking care of him, then the ones shooting at us are just wide open to do whatever they want. This includes sniper fire; if it’s established that a sniper is set somewhere and they shoot someone, they could just easily pick off whoever went to go help the wounded.

 Usually we have someone on some manner of comms while a fire fight is going on to keep our chain of command informed, and at that point we’d be reporting that there ARE casualties and to stand by, but the exact details of those casualties would wait. While I can’t speak for those in combat zones, (and as always I encourage everyone to check the notes of this post to see if anyone was kind enough to offer their input!) when I was in battalion I did a lot of comms work, and we were doing field exercises, when companies reported up that they had wounded it could take up to twenty minutes to actually receive a 9-line. Even though I was very impatient at that point and thinking about the wounded, we were also still receiving comms regarding a faux fire fight, and even after that fight was over it took time for them to assess the wounded and then compose a report. Sometimes I got my report in like five minutes if they were lucky tho. Then we would take down their 9-line, (nine line MEDEVAC, the form we use to report casualties) and then give that info to battalion medics + battalion superiors so they’d be ready to receive/roll out if needed.

There isn’t always a combat medic around, so if there is someone wounded in the middle of a fire fight odds are they’d sit there waiting until we were done. They could start trying to use their own medkit or at least try to position themselves like put their feet up or hell even keep firing if they’re physically able. They might try to crawl away or verbally abuse those not helping them or just play dead. What a soldier would do when wounded depends almost entirely on them. I mean, they’ve been shot in combat. It’s traumatic. People don’t always do the expected.

If firing has stopped, then we’d assess the wounded by priority. The most severely wounded are assessed first; obviously a shot to the stomach is a little more serious than a second degree burn, for example. We do have to evaluate the casualty before sending an official casualty report, which yes might result in a 9-line. Situation depending, even a mildly wounded soldier might be MEDEVAC’d, but I could see someone with a graze managing to stay in the field.

Here’s an example of the type of card we’re supposed to carry around with us:

They’re often slightly different but this has pretty much the standard info. We’d go through line by line clearly and concisely. Just looking at the card you can see why we wait until we assess the casualty before sending a proper MEDEVAC request; they need to know so much information before they even get there. 
Regarding Line 1 we’d use our codename for the area and/or coordinates; not the names of cities or roads.

Also regarding Line 7, we always used smoke signals, which in our case are special smoke grenades that give off a colored smoke (pink, green, orange, w/e). But if you don’t have such things then you might have to be imaginative. I’ve heard of soldiers using scraps of metal to reflect off the sun to signal a MEDEVAC point; whether that’s fact or fiction I have no idea.

Obviously this all completely depends on the situation in which the soldiers find themselves. MEDEVAC might not be available for those deep in enemy territory or otherwise on a mission that can’t be stopped or compromised. I guess as usual you have to decide what you want in your story and go from there.

-Kingsley

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