absolutely exciting

TEA nominations

Many congratulations to everyone who was nominated this year - it’s nice to see us celebrating new talent and the sheer creativeness of this fandom!

Huge thanks to everyone who nominated my fics, and who nominated me for Best Author.  I’m absolutely overcome with excitement!  My status as extreme British introvert won’t extend to much self-promotion, so I won’t be spamming your dashes beyond posting the odd snippet from each fic.  Even if I don’t win anything it’s always lovely to get more readers for a fic, and discovering new works to enjoy is one of the best things about the TEAs.  Special thanks to the mods for organising everything so brilliantly

Hugs to everyone, and good luck!

Originally posted by stephaniehambleton

A small preview of my piece for the sweet and happy Seijoh fanzine “Sundance!” 🌻🌱🌻🌱🌻 - @hqseijouzine

Pre-orders open tomorrow, November 20th! Look forward to it!!  ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨

“And you know what? Lindsay and I… We made an extra life.”


No, I totally didn’t cry over this announcement, and no I totally haven’t been obsessing over it, unable to stop thinking about how Michael must be scared of losing their baby and how absolutely excited and in love he is with his child already and how Lindsay is so happy and how they are going to be the cutest parents to ever parent and how happy I am to watch them grow over the years.

That would be ridiculous.

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there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey, you just haven’t thought of it yet // panic! at the disco

“I will put you back together” Chapter 1

Here we are! The very first installment of the new series y’all voted on! I have a lot of great ideas for this and I am absolutely excited to be sharing this journey with you! I am always open to requests and suggestions, so if you have a great idea you’re just dying to request, I want to know! I’m not sure how long this series will be but, but I will try to post every Sunday, if not twice a week. I will try to follow some canon movie events, as well as going off on my own tangents. Forgive me if I’m a little overexcited :D

Without further ado, I present the first chapter of “I will put you back together”

healer!reader in 1926 NYC

Chapter 1: “I don’t work in the field”

Originally posted by duarteartiq


“I don’t quite understand…you’re sending me off on a mission? B-but…I don’t even work in the field!” Your eyes met the icy stare of Percival Graves. He looked back at you, and raised an eyebrow.

You worked as a residential healer at MACUSA, usually tending to wizards injured in battle. You always had a passion for the medical field and healing, so when Auror, Percival Graves, brought you into work, you couldn’t be more thrilled. However at this moment, you weren’t so much.

“No, you didn’t, until today. We have a foreign wizard coming into the states to work on some secret research for our friends at the Ministry. You’re going to be assigned to him to assist him during his stay here. You have been relieved from all your domestic duties”

“You mean my job?!” you shook your head in disbelief.

“And why would we do that? We never do that. He’s an adult, he doesn’t need a babysitter” Graves sends you a look, warning you to keep your temper.

“The Ministry is our closest ally, they never keep anything from us. This man is being sent into our country with god knows what in his possession, and you’re going to find out what the hell it is.”

You shifted in your seat, face twisting in discomfort.

“I’m not sure how I feel about being a spy” Graves sighed and stood from his chair, irritation etched into his expression.

“Try not to think of it as a spy mission. You are a professional healer, think of it like you are offering your services to him.”

“Well that hardly makes sense” Graves sneered, obviously growing more annoyed as time went on.

“Listen, I don’t care if it ‘hardly makes sense’ to you. This is your job, I am your superior, and I am ordering you to take this mission. If you so much as show any signs of disloyalty, you can turn in your badge and pack your things. Are we clear?” Sometimes, you wanted to punch this guy in the throat for how he treated you and your coworkers.

But he did have a point. You didn’t want to offend President Seraphina by disobeying orders, and you very much didn’t want to lose your job. For the first time in your life, you were doing something you truly cared about, why lose that all over a silly disobedience?

So with a hung head, you meekly nodded.

“Y-yes Mr. Graves. Crystal.” He settled back in his chair and groaned.

“Then that’ll be all. He arrives tomorrow at the Port of New York around 2 o’clock. I expect a written report from you at the end of every week and until then, you are relieved of your duties.”

“How long will this arrangement be lasting?” you ask, weary of asking any more questions.

“Until our friend is back on his side of the ocean.” he arranged a stack of paperwork in a manila envelope, and slid it across the desk to you.

“Any more of your questions can be answered in here.” Then he averted his eyes from you, and motioned with his hand, signaling you to leave.

“Oh…alright. Thank you Mr. Graves” you gather the papers in your arms, and stumble out of the room.

Once you were out the office, a force swung the door shut behind you.

You rested your back against the cold metal, wondering what the hell he just got you into.

A spy mission? For someone working at the ministry? It hardly seemed right.

However, rules were rules. What were you suppose to do? Refuse? That would be just as bad as casting a jinx in his face and running out of the room.

You sighed, and stared down at the envelope in your arms. You should probably start packing your things.

You had a long journey ahead of yourself.

———-

You sat on your bed, flipping through the folder Graves gave you, with everything pretty much mapped out for you and the English boy’s expedition around the country. Hotels to stay at, local magic centers, anything you can think of.

You looked up to your wall clock, noticing that it was almost time to go pick up “Newt Scamander” from the docks, full name “Newton Artemis Fido Scamander.” From the brief description you’d read of him, you learned he had been expelled from the magic school in England, yet somehow got a job working with the ministry in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magic Creatures. How interesting, you thought.

Also attached, was his picture. Newt had a very…childish looking face, covered top to bottom with freckles. His hair also hung in front of his face in a mess of reddish curls. You had to admit, he was a bit easy on the eyes.

His family records were also attached to his file, but one particular name stood out to you most. He had an older brother by the name of Theseus Scamander, who had been known to be a massively popular hero in the Great War.

And that was pretty much all. There wasn’t a lot to report on about Newt.

You closed up your folder, and stuffed it underneath the pillow of your bed.

He was only suppose to be passing through for a few hours, so everything you had was pretty much packed up in a backpack with an extension charm, granted to you by MACUSA.

You lifted your bag and swung it over your shoulder in a fluid motion.

You reached for the door handle, but paused to look at your old apartment one last time.

The ceiling was cracked, and the walls were an ugly shade of brown. In complete honesty, you were glad to be moving out of such a crumby home, but you couldn’t deny the fact that you were actually going to miss this place.

So with a sad smile, you flicked the lights off, and exited the room.

—————-

You crossed your arms and waited patiently, bouncing your leg up and down as you sat on a dry portion of the otherwise soaked wooden bench.

You checked your wristwatch, now reading half past 2, aka, the boat was late. And it was cold.

You nuzzled closer into your green, Pukwudgie scarf, and hugged your arms around your waist.

You thought about your career, and how it was being completely flushed down the drain for a silly personal mission. They were finding someone to replace you. And why? It’s not like you wouldn’t be back soon!

You were shaken from your thoughts, as the sound of a fog horn filled the misty air.

You suddenly shot up onto your feet, desperately trying to find the face of a Newt Scamander, whose picture you had only glanced at once while reading his file.

A few minutes later, people began to flood the gates, reuniting with loved ones, and greeting friends and family. You scanned the crowd of people, and your eyes were immediately drawn to him. He wore a brown vest under a long, blue coat that flapped behind as he walked, one hand shoved into his pocket, the other tightly holding onto a brown suitcase. He looked like an absolute character.

You waited for him to notice you, when you suddenly realized he probably had no clue who you were. You were just given the notice yesterday, hell, he was on the boat yesterday!

You suddenly jerked yourself forward, and into Newt’s line of passage.

He glanced up at you with a pair of brilliant blue eyes, but they flickered away as he tried to pass you.

“Mr. Scamander” you spoke up, and he seemed to freeze as you said his name.

He looked up at you, shocked as to how you seemed to know who he was.

“P-pardon me, do I know you?” he muttered, staring through you rather than at you. You pulled out a folded envelope from your pocket with the MACUSA seal on it, and handed it to him.

“My name is (Y/N) (L/N), and I work for MACUSA, is there somewhere private we can talk?” you proposed, not wanting to discuss out in the open around the no-maj’s.

Your tone must have been more business than friendly, because his face immediately fell from innocent confusion to utter ‘oh shit what did I do this time’ in a second. You immediately started to backpedal.

“Oh, no! Nonononono…you’re not in any trouble, I was just here about your project in the USA!” You gave a reassuring smile, but he did not reciprocate.

“Let me start over…I’m a professional healer with MACUSA, and I was sent by my superior, Percival Graves, to assist you on your work around the country.” This was a terrible idea, you thought. A strange woman approaches you after you’ve been in the country for less than 5 minutes, and forces herself on your mission. It was absolutely idiotic. Newt would have to be a fool to trust you.

As suspected, he knit his eyebrows, but shot an appreciative smile your way.

“That’s very kind of them, but I can get along fine by myself” your face fell, and he attempted to walk past you.

“I’m not quite sure you understand. You can’t refuse my services” you pleaded with your eyes, hoping to god he would just comply and free you from this painfully awkward encounter.

“In that envelope should be all the information regarding this situation.”

He looked down to the letter in his hands, but immediately looked back up at you.

“Please, just look at it” you practically begged.

He sighed and tore open the seal,  scanning the introductory letter of the packet.

You bounced on your heels, anxiously waiting for Newt to finish and agree to your terms.

“I still don’t quite understand. I really prefer to work alone.” you rolled your eyes and whipped out your wand, a highly illegal action, and apparated you two behind a pillar. Another, completely illegal action.

“Listen, Mr. Scamander, I have no idea how long you will be staying for. It could be a month, a year, a day, I don’t care. What I do care about is keeping my job which I love more than anything, don’t you have something you feel that way about? Please…let me help you” the desperation in your eyes was evident, which managed to provoke some sympathy out of the wizard.

His focus then flickered down to his case, and gave it a small smile.

After what felt like an hour of silence, he finally nodded.

“Ok…maybe it would be pleasant to have some extra company. However, I am only passing through this city on my way to Arizona, so you’ll have to pack your things.”

“It’s already done” you stated, and he nodded wordlessly.

“Well…good then. I suppose we better be going?” you purse your lips together and nodded

“I suppose we should.”

You prayed to any possible higher power out there to let this journey be less awkward than that five minutes had just been.

Newt removed himself from the secluded hiding spot, and brushed the dust off his waistcoat.

You stood there, before he looked back at you, smiling softly.

“We do have a few hours before the train to Arizona, is there anywhere you need to be before we take off?”

You blink at him, momentarily lost in your thoughts, but bring yourself back into reality to respond.

“N-no. I-I don’t have anywhere particular I need to be. But we do have a couple hours to kill, don’t you want to see the city?” He fidgeted with his suitcase handle, and bit his lip, as if trying to convince himself to agree.

“Sure” he replied simply, and you had a feeling this journey would be a lot stranger than you thought.

Wally West Speech Patterns

So I wanted to do this speech patterns post as separate from what turned into the body language post because then I can focus more exclusively on the language aspect, but I’ll mention a bit throughout for how to combine that with body language.


Precise Word Choice

Okay so importantly, one thing that really stands out about Wally is his actual word choice. Unlike a lot of people I’ve looked at so far, even when he’s not using technical language (like Cisco and Caitlin with physics and biology), Wally actually uses a lot of multi-syllabilic and more specific words. He doesn’t say he “we dropped him off in iron heights”, he says “deposited” in Iron Heights. That shows a more precise use of language. Not “I don’t know” but “unclear” (so cute in that scene).

He uses words like “required” instead of “needed”. 

Originally posted by theflashdaily

He doesn’t go for the simplest words, not because he’s trying hard to pick complex ones, just because he seems naturally strong in linguistic intelligence. 

Even when he’s trash-talking villains and might opt for a more punchy “yo metal mouth,” he’s equally likely to go with “A little quaking in your boots might not be inappropriate, when he’s not pressed for time. 

And look at that word choice! It’s brilliant. The use of a double negative (”not” and “in-” before appropriate) fluidly rather than simplifying the statement to a positive (”a little quaking in your boots might be appropriate”) which would make his statement more direct and come off as a little less clever-sounding. He wants to sound clever when he’s being cheeky.

And I mean, look how he uses words here to tease even while displaying some discomfort (which, note, more restrained posture and body language). 

Originally posted by flashfam

He’s chose a four-syllable word for his adjective (interesting), a highly specific and less common word for the noun (venue) and his comment is noticeably tongue-in-cheek in part because of that word choice. And then talking about the ‘theme’, which is more an abstract word (and not all of the characters like to deal in abstraction when they make remarks, for the record). He didn’t say “style” or “decorations” or anything, but chose ‘theme’. He likes to use some metaphor and abstraction in his language.

So we get from that that Wally likes words a good deal, and enjoys word-play, a little bit at least. Please please write him with a love of language, even though it’s subtle.


Plainer/Punchier Words

But note that you don’t have to always have him going for longer or more precise words. Don’t strain yourself. Because he sure doesn’t. He’s happy to be direct and even to swear, a bit more than some of the other characters, but still sparingly.

I’d say that Wally doesn’t mind to swear, and does maybe slightly more than some of our other characters, at least in Flashpoint. “Who the hell are you?” and “I’m so gonna kick your ass” come easily to him. But he’s never vulgar, and the swears come out mostly when he’s challenged and when he’s being Kid Flash. 

Wally is also perfectly happy to opt for the word “weird” as one of his preferred adjectives. Really, he uses it more than once.

Originally posted by lucas-fox

It’s great. (He’s also one of the few characters the word ‘dude’. Joe also does sometimes. I kind of love it). Another word he likes to use is ‘awesome’ actually, which he’ll use totally without irony. He uses it here again, with a ton of other adjectives too, more specific ones as he’s searching for words to describe a feeling, and maybe not used to not having the exact words he wants at his fingertips. 

(Though note, like the tic-tac-toe theme example from above, Wally isn’t above sarcasm. He’s just very dry when it comes out, and it’s often when he’s annoyed or tired of something, or exhausted maybe. It’s not his base mood, but it certainly can come out). 

Both ‘weird’ and ‘awesome’ come out when he’s feeling comfortable in his surrounding though, more relaxed with who he’s talking to. And he uses them appropriately. He remarks on things that genuinely are weird.


Practicality

Which brings me to another point. Wally is very practical. Like, as a person, and in his speech. That’s part of the precision thing. But he’s often the one voicing when things are strange or awry, remarking on the improbability of their situation. He’s also the one to jump to the simplest solution to a problem:

Originally posted by dailycisco

He likes to cut to the heart of things and see them as they are, and isn’t one to over-complicate an issue if it doesn’t have to be. Which means he also cuts to the heart of interpersonal problems, even personal ones, in a flash:

Originally posted by wonderswoman

Ouch. 

But note that he’s well aware of his own feelings and showing a real clarity of understanding the situation. He feels that people don’t have faith in him and his abilities here and he’s not wrong. They’re more worried about him being hurt than they are trusting of his ability to succeed. Wally sees the core of things and it shows in his speech, getting there concisely. 

Even though he likes adjectives, he’s not overly flowery when he talks, at least unless he’s really upbeat about something. Particularly when upset, he’s more short and to the point with his word choice (”it sucks”) but there is nothing overly simplistic about his phrasing.


Sentence Structure

Wally uses full sentences. Like, almost always. I mean, not if he’s responding “yeah” to someone, or there’s a good cause for him to be short and speak in phrases. But unlike some people (*cough*Leonard*cough*) he never drops the subject of a sentence. He doesn’t even drop descriptors that he could. “That dude gets weirder every time I see him” and not “dude gets weirder every time I see him”. 

Originally posted by rumplestiltskin

Even here, conveying a very complete thought when asking for help (this could be transcribed as a single two-clause sentence instead of as two sentences, because he very often uses two-clause complex sentences if you listen to him).

So Wally’s more naturally verbose than some people. He uses full sentences and lots of adjectives – all that ‘weird’ and ‘awesome’ to qualify nouns, even the word ‘inappropriate’ about the Rival quaking in his boots, ‘greatest’ to explain the feeling of running, and just generally across the board. There are so many adjectives (and sometimes adverbs) popping up in his speech, helping to stretch out those sentences.


Softening His Speech

And you know what else there is? Qualifiers and hedging! 

I love talking about how people qualify and emphasis, which you might know by now. Because this really gives insight into a person and also into specific little things that will make their speech sound like ‘them’ instead of same voice. I’ve said that Len very seldom qualifies anything (I think he uses the word ‘really’ once or twice?) and that Barry mostly only qualifies into making things more absolute (adding “at all” to something). But Wally? Wally hedges properly, to soften something. To qualify it. Thank you, Wally. I mean, not that he never uses a qualifier as an adverb for emphasis:

Originally posted by wallywestsource

But look at how he hedges this statement, even jokingly: “I think”:

Originally posted by lucas-fox

He’ll often say “I think” in front of something to make it less absolute.

This ties in to how he turns imperatives (orders) into questions sometimes. He softens a command by seeking agreement from the person he’s giving it to.

Originally posted by speedyscanaries

And he also does this a bit with declarative sentences. Check out this gifset where he’s angry and shouting at Joe (season 2) but still says “okay?” mid-rant in part because he’s still unsure of himself and is hiding behind bluster (I’m guessing) and in part because he probably isn’t too comfortable with shouting people down and being so abrupt with them. 

He’ll ask questions for clarification too, especially when unsure of himself. Because he doesn’t shy away from bolder statements when he’s confident or needs to feel confident, building up someone else or else sure of what he wants:

Originally posted by wallywestsource

But questions are a definite facet of his speech. Most of them don’t require an actual answer, they’re rhetorical or just phrased that way. And I think that Wally uses questions a lot to soften his speech. Not to seem soft but not to have sharp corners and bold demands. He’s incredibly personable and likeable and it shows through in this way. 

Contrast how in this gifset where we saw him use ‘awesome’, how he says “are you kidding” instead of “you gotta be kidding me,” which we’ve seen Leonard do in a way that came off as quite sharp. That’s the difference.


Emotions

I should point out, since I just brought up anger, that a lot of Wally’s speech, like anyone’s, is impacted a lot by his emotions. I’ve made reference to that already, about how he’ll say ‘weird’ and ‘awesome’ more around people he’s comfortable talking to. About his dry sarcasm at times, that irony. But his anger is important too. He was pretty understandably angry when we first got to know him in season 2, but you can tell he isn’t used to being angry and shouting people down all that often, like I just said. 

It’s especially noticeable because his go-to response when others are shouting or else are angry with him is to trail off and get quieter. You see it a lot and I reference it in my body-language post. Wally retreats and processes what’s going on, verbalizes (often to someone else, for example like to HR) to get his thoughts in order, and then he talks to the person about what’s going on, cutting to the heart of the issue fast, like I said. 

But if he is going to fight back (because he knows what he wants to say and what the issue is already) he’ll often bring a question into it instead of pushing back with declaratives.

His anger brings out his prouder and more stubborn side though. Which definitely exists. Although when he’s in a good mood, Wally will comfortably admit if he doesn’t know something in order to learn, when he’s upset or less comfortable, he seems to shut down and let pride keep others at a distance. This was the whole issue with how Joe first approached asking Wally to move in with him, for instance. But note that in Flashpoint, he’s like “is that like, a thing, ‘flanking’?” (lol yes, Wally, it’s a thing)

And when he’s not angry or frustrated with someone, he admits to needing help.

Originally posted by flashallens

So he is at least a little bit ruled by his emotions in his speech, but for the most part, he doesn’t let it get in the way of his good sense, even if he can be a bit stubborn. His strong ethics tend to be what guide him though, a deep sense of loyalty but also the desire to do good and help others, and he places that above his own anger and pain every time.


Final (Minor) Notes

I mentioned that Wally will hedge a statement with “I think” but that fits into a broader pattern he engages in. He’ll often praface a statement with some minor addition like “I think” or “wait” or “hold up” (the latter two I find ironic, for a speedster).

And while I’ve talked about how he uses adjectives a lot, I find that interesting because he means he doesn’t have to be quite as short and declarative in his sentences. For instance, when he says “cool skateboard” to that kid in Flashpoint (and notice he softens this whole interaction even more by adding ‘though’ at the end), we can contrast that to someone like Mick, who uses simple declarative sentences for his preferences a lot, and would probably say “I like your skateboard” instead. When it comes to matters of taste and preference, Wally doesn’t state, he describes.

Wally’s speech also gives rise to the notion that he has a strong grasp of intrapersonal (self) understanding and a sort of existential mindset, a calling to a higher purpose. His desire to help people comes out time and again and he doesn’t hedge that desire ever. He questions his purpose and looks deep into some personal questions. 

And in an amongst a lot of the other things I’ve said about his word choice, sentence length, cutting to the heart of issues, and phrasing things as questions, this gifset (and the sentence at the bottom) really showcases all of that in one place and also puts something else in perspective: Wally, especially when emotional, is comfortable going on for a few (long) sentences at a time. Although short sentences or a single-sentence-at-a-time is perfectly common, don’t hesitate to write him going off for a while when needed, especially if he’s upset and calling people out.

He has a longer speech again here too, with more of that intrapersonal understanding (and vivid word choice) showing through.



And okay, I think that’s all I’ve got for now. I hope this helps. There’s probably more to say about his speech (of course there is) but with any luck, this will provide a good starting place for people who aren’t sure how to write him.

Originally posted by wonderswoman

[Link to the body movement post]

Superhero Soulmates AU

           When you live in a world full of superheroes, there are worst things than meta human villains, invading aliens, and psychotic clowns. One of them is having a soulmate.

           Some say it’s better because your other half is easier to find, but they’re not the one who has a hero or a villain for a soulmate. You do.

Superman ✧ Physical Empathy Link ✧12345
Flash ✧ Tracker ✧123
Red Hood ✧ Timer 12
Batman Subconscious Link ✧1

Physical empathy link 
     You don’t feel their pain but your body wears your soulmate’s wounds and scars. You heal when your soulmate heals, but your soulmate heals only if you heal.

Emotional empathy link
    You feel what they feel.

Timer
    There’s a countdown for when you’ll meet your soulmate.

Tracker
     There’s a measurement for how far/close your soulmate is.

Mortality Link
      When you’re 18 you only continue to age once you meet your soulmate. Some heroes and villains take advantage of this opportunity for immortality.

Subconscious link
    You and your soulmate share the same dreams lucidly.

Conscious link
    You and your soulmate have an involuntary telepathic connection.

Double vision
     Your right eye sees what your soulmate sees. In this special case eye-patches are worn to prevent double vision. Some people cover their left eye and watch the world through their soulmate’s eyes.

Identical birthmark
     You have the same birthmark.

Memory link
     Your past memories change to include your soul mate in your happiest moments, as if they’ve always been there, up until the moment you finally meet your soulmate.

Other Half
     A small memento broken in half is found in the blanket you’re wrapped in as a newborn child, and the other half belongs to your soulmate. Losing this memento will rid your chances of finding your soulmate. There have been rumors that criminals steal mementos and sell them in the black market, altering fate.

Today, I went with my best friend to the largest bridal show in the country, and it was FABULOUS. I’m not a big fan of large crowds, but I was really happy to help her figure out some of the details for her wedding this coming December. Also, I got to eat samples from a lot of different caterers and cake makers, and let me just say that dinner is unnecessary tonight :P

The one thing that stood out to me most, however, was the number of openly same-sex couples. And it made me want to cry that they were obviously there for themselves, not as someone else’s entourage. My friend even arrived with one of our friends, and the assumption was that they were a couple. And what’s even more amazing? I saw no difference in how they were treated by the vendors. No one batted an eye or was incredulous that two women or two men stood in front of them and both of them had the “I’m Getting Married” badge. Considering that my state has been boycotted by businesses nationwide for its anti-LGBT laws, I found the normalness of it all beautiful.

It’s just. I’m so happy.

A wonderful sunset view to commemorate my last evening in Florida for 3 weeks. I’ll be flying off to the Philippines tomorrow and I’m absolutely excited to share the experiences from the trip with you guys. This was taken earlier this evening when I went out with friends to the middle of nowhere to catch whatever scene would be before us. Lucky for us it turned out to be the sun setting with a storm cloud in front of it - throwing off flashes of lightning from time to time and you could see the rain pouring down in the distance. Absolutely beautiful.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram

life has been incredibly cruel lately. i’ve hit rock bottom with depression n anxiety again due to someone breaking my heart and crushing my will to live. this in turn then affected my study for year 12 exams and im terrified that my best will not be good enough

but today, i finally had some luck. my Pokemon moon arrived a day before the official release day and im absolutely stoked and excited to fully immerse myself in this game so i can forget all the negativity that’s happened to me lately. things are looking good :~)

Photography Class

Jonathan Byers/Reader

a/n; so here’s a little thing i wrote. i wrote it to test out the waters with jonathan, because i love his character; i would hate to butcher his characterization! let me guys know if you would want to be a part two to this, because i would love to write for more jonathan in the future!


You’re not a big fan of photography class to begin with, but when Mr. Johnson announces that the next assignment is still life, you don’t stop the groan that pushes past your lips. And the fact that you have no friends in that class and the Johnson decides to assign partners, you’re pretty much asking any higher power to let the world swallow you whole.

You’re pretty sure that Johnson can sense your absolute excitement, because he scoffs when he sees your facial expression at his words.

“C’mon, (y/l/n), still life is fun,” He exclaims, clutching his clipboard to his chest. “and you’re going to be partnered with Jonathan, who’s a pro at that!”

You look over your shoulder to peek over at Jonathan, who’s already looking at you; but when you make eye contact, he gives you an awkward smile and slinks back into his chair a little bit. (You’re not sure if it’s out of humbleness or embarrassment, but either way, it’s kinda cute.)

By the time Mr. Johnson assigns everyone to their partner, class ends. As you’re slinging your bag over your shoulder, you look back over your shoulder once more to see Jonathan gathering up his things, brushing his hair out of his bangs.

You’re not popular yourself, but you’ve heard from a multitude of people that Jonathan Byers is a freak and should be avoided at all costs. But from what you’ve noticed in class, is the complete opposite. Yeah, he’s quiet and shy and doesn’t have any friends, but in a way; you see him in yourself. Stuck in the middle of high school, just trying to make it as smoothly as possible.

So you forget what the others have said and approach him with your books to your chest, and an inviting smile on your face.

“Hey, we’ve never really met before,” you start out, making your presence known. He looks down at you with slightly pink cheeks, tightening his grip on the strap to his camera; as if he’s not really sure why you’re bothering to talk to him. “I’m (y/n).”

“I’m Jonathan.” He responds, his voice quiet.

“Y’know, I’m not really into this whole ‘photography’ thing,” you begin to tell him, using air quotes to lighten the mood. “but I’m actually really excited to be your partner! I’ve seen some of your pictures in the darkroom, and you’re talented!”

And for the first time, you actually see Jonathan smile — or at least do something that’s akin to that, because his lips curl upwards and he shrugs a little bit, tilting his head.

“I-It’s mostly the camera,” he shrugs, looking down at his feet. “but thanks.”

“No problem! I was thinking, would you want to maybe grab a bite to eat and start shooting?” You ask. You can’t help but to notice that Jonathan tenses up slightly, biting his lower lip as if he really didn’t know what to do. “Only if you’re not busy, of course.” You quickly add, wondering if you jumped the gun a little early.

“No, no, I’m not busy,” Jonathan starts, as the two of you make your way into the hallway. “I just… I just have to get home after school, to take my little brother to his friends house. Stupid, I know, but my mom works night shift at the hospital.” He explains, as you walk out to the parking lot.

“That’s not stupid,” you assure him, tightening your jacket around you. “I know how it is, I have a little sister. Would you want to maybe meet up later? At Benny’s?”

“If you’re not busy,” Jonathan says, more as a open ended question; rather than statement.

“Sounds like a plan!” You affirm, digging through your bag for a piece of paper and pen. You quickly tear out a sheet of notebook paper, and write down your phone number, handing it to Jonathan; who looked down at the paper with a small smile. “I’ll see you later, okay?”

For the first time in a long time, Jonathan feels his heart flutter as he watches you get in your car. He watches as you flip the mirror down to run your fingers through your hair, and he doesn’t even stop himself when he picks up his camera to snap a picture. It’s a natural instinct for Jonathan, to photograph something he finds beautiful. And you’re beautiful. To him, you’re beautiful.

I can’t express how excited and emotional I am for Yuri!!! on Ice QwQ

It’s just…so beautiful.

Quickly sketched a Yuuri who’s experiencing his love for skating again OwQ

I absolutely love watching figure skating and the animation is amazing~ Don’t even get me started with the music. O.M.G the music is like flawless (sorry I’ve been looping the 1min op for hours now).