again. best source i could find

Whenever Sirius and Harry had a chance to be alone together, during their time at Grimmauld Place, Sirius would always indulge Harry by speaking about his parents.
The kid just couldn’t get enough of listening to things that they had done. It made Sirius happy, to no end, to see Harry actually smile, but he was more interested in knowing more about his Godson’s life before he came into it.
He decided, one afternoon, to start grilling Harry about his first few years in the magical community.
With much coaxing, Harry finally admitted “My aunt and uncle tried to stop my letters from coming in my first year.”
Sirius sighed; he expected as much from Petunia, he had met her once briefly, long enough to know what type of woman she was, anyway.
Harry looked so uncomfortable with is confession that Sirius figured he should share some of his family’s insanity to reassure him that he wasn’t alone “I know how you feel. My dear old mum tried to stop my letters from coming in my second year. She figured if I didn’t get my letter I wouldn’t be a Gryffindor. Idiot.”
Harry laughed along with Sirius before saying “You should have seen their faces when even the place where I slept changed on the envelope when I moved out of-” Harry cut himself off quickly, suddenly hyper-aware that he had never told anybody about where he had slept for the best part of ten years of his life.
“Out of where?”
“Er… nowhere, I just moved rooms after my first letter came.”
But Sirius wasn’t easily fooled “You’re an awful liar Harry. Even worse than James.”
“It was nothing” Harry hastened to assure his Godfather.
Sirius rolled his eyes “Which means it was something. Where did you sleep before you moved Harry? You can tell me.”
“I don’t want to tell you because it doesn’t matter!” Harry snapped hotly, lashing out defensively.
Not swayed whatsoever by his Godson’s behaviour, Sirius replied gently “It matters to me.”
“Would it make a difference if I said I didn’t want to talk about it?” Harry asked flatly.
“Absolutely not” Sirius replied cheerfully “You think I spent all those years badgering Remus to stop being such a closed book for nothing?” Sirius asked smugly “so why don’t you just tell me and save us both the pain of me constantly having to harassing you for the rest of your life.”
Harry turned the thought over in his mind, he could tell just by looking at him that Sirius wasn’t bluffing. Harry sighed. “The cupboard under the stairs” he breathed, so quietly that Sirius barely heard him.
Sirius’ eyebrows contracted, unsure he understood his Godson “what about it?” he asked.
Careful to avoid Sirius’ eyes he said “that’s where I slept until I was eleven.”
“Where?” Sirius questioned leaning further across the table, unable to believe what he was hearing.
“You heard me” Harry said beginning to get defensive again. Sirius could almost hear the mental walls, which Harry had just begun to let down around him, suddenly bang shut again.
Sirius attempted to hold down the fury he that flared up inside of him at finding the child who he often thought of as his own son had been forced to sleep in a cupboard for ten years.
He wanted to spring out of his chair, hunt down the Dursley’s then go and find Dumbledore. But any of those options would only serve to panic his Godson more so he held himself to his seat and forced himself to focus on the surly looking teenager sitting across from him, who was glaring down at the table, hating himself for looking vulnerable.
Sirius took a deep and shaky breath “why?” he asked as calmly as possible.
Harry didn’t need any clarification “They hated me, what I was… they said something about trying to stamp the magic out of me” he mumbled indifferently, still avoiding his Godfathers gaze.
Sirius felt as if a bucket of icy water had been dumped over his head.
“Sta-stam-stamp it out of you?” he choked out in horror, the colour completely draining from his face “don’t they know how dangerous that is?!”
“Honestly I don’t think they’d care” Harry replied blandly before he could stop himself “I’m fine though.” he added quickly “so it doesn’t really matter.”
“Doesn’t really matter? Of course it matters! Why wouldn’t it matter?”
“It never mattered before” he mumbled.
“Well it matters to me. I never want to see you get hurt, I care about you Harry, you know that right?” it had been a rhetorical question but Harry hesitated as if he were considering all the possible answers.
This was wrong.
Harry knows how much he loved him right?
Surely Sirius had told his Godson that he loved him!
But there he was, sitting there trying to think of the right answer to a question that shouldn’t need one.
“Harry… you-you are the most important person in my life. You’re like a son to me and I love you more than you could ever believe” Harry looked disbelievingly at him “ever since the day you were born, no, the day I knew you were on your way I loved you. You have to know that!”
“Nobody’s ever said that to me” Harry admitted quietly.
“Said what?”
“That they love me.”
Sirius felt like he couldn’t breathe, his hands balled up into fists. His Godson was fifteen years old and nobody had ever told him that they loved him. Even with his crummy family Sirius had still been told he was loved well before that age, by Regulus and Andy and even James had said it when Sirius had gotten him out of his first ever detention.
Even though he spent the remaining seven years of their friendship getting him into detention.
Sirius couldn’t believe he had let this slip by him. He had always just assumed Harry knew that people loved him, that HE loved him. He was a failure as a Godfather.
When Remus found out he was going to blow a gasket.
“You are so loved Harry” Sirius started uncertainly, stressing the words so that Harry would believe him. He’d never been in a situation like this, he never thought he would be, kids were supposed to just know that their par-Godparent loved them “I don’t want you to ever forget that”
Harry looked away from him again but Sirius could see the beginning of a watery smile on his Godson’s face.
“I should have told you sooner” Sirius added grimly, his expression darkened “and I think I’m going to have a word with the Dursley’s… after my name is cleared” he tacked on with a sigh after seeing Harry’s panic at the prospect of him venturing out of the safety of Grimmauld Place.
How could such a wonderful, caring kid think that he was unloved?
“Thanks Sirius. You’ve kind of helped already anyway” Harry said with a sly smile “I told the Dursley’s that my Godfather broke out of prison to kill a man but that you liked to keep in touch with me and check that I was happy. Now they pretty much leave me alone.”
Sirius roared with laughter “you’ll be a Marauder yet. Good on you Harry!”
Though it was hard for Sirius to drop the issue of the Dursley’s negligence and obvious child abuse, he knew that Harry did not want to talk about his home life in the least. So he kept laughing and joking with his Godson, telling him stories about his parents and embarrassing moments from his youth.
But Sirius knew this was far from over. He would be having a word with Dumbledore, a loud word, about Harry’s home life.
Dumbledore was about to find out the meaning of an angry parent.
But for now Sirius was content to spend as many good times with his surrogate son as he possibly could, learning about his first two years of school, which couldn’t possibly be as bad as his third or fourth, and feeling content in the fact that his Godson had at least two normal, moderately Dursley-free, years of school before he started on his adventures

Opposite - College AU

Summery: It’s hard to get into college. Even harder to make a good impression.

Triggers: pretentious art

Word Count: 900+

A/N: Finally got this done. The interview part actually happened to me. Written for a writing challenge by @thinkwriteexpress(*Gif not mine) Tagging:

Originally posted by love-buckybarnes

Your entire life had lead up to this. College. Every piece of homework, every assignment, every sleepless night spent trying to complete them. And it was all redundant unless you got this right. The interview.

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anonymous asked:

Helllooo, I'm sorry this is a bit random but is there any list/posts about other artists or celebrities praising shinee around here??

oh wow, i’m not sure if there is so i’ll try and write one up? there, for sure, won’t be everything but it was all that i was able to remember / could find in searches. 

 • big bang’s g-dragon was asked during an interview with section tv back in 2013 if there were any junior groups that caught his eye to which his answer was: “whenever i see shinee i think they’re doing really well.” (source)
• also back in 2013, tiger jk made asked a group of children if they like him or shinee more to which they remained silent and he answered “for” them by saying: “i like shinee more as well.” (source)
• in an interview that t-ara did late last year, both jiyeon and soyeon praised them.

q: have any rookies or hoobaes caught your eye lately?
soyeon: could i mention one more team? they’re not rookies but i think shinee are so amazing. i felt chills throughout my whole body when i watched their “everybody” stage. as someone who also performs on stage herself i know exactly what kinds of moves are difficult, what formations are possible or impossible, very well. but shinee’s “everybody” even made me respectful / in awe of them. because, honestly, it’s really difficult to demonstrate that level of quality. not just me, but everyone who’s on site at the music program gave thumbs up at shinee’s stage. did you see taemin’s “괴도 (danger)” music video? his ability to communicate emotions with each look, each gesture, gives me goosebumps. that power to communicate is a lot more difficult than you’d think. maybe it’s because i’m still lacking in that area but, when i see people who pull that off really well, they look amazing. shinee are no longer “idols”.
jiyeon: shinee appear really well on tv, but if you see them in person, it’s just art. they just pour all their energy they have themselves onto one stage. it’s enough to say: “if shinee does one prerecording they have to be boosted / helped down from stage by managers. we need to follow that example.”. (source)

• multiple members of the pledis rookie group, seventeen, have praised shinee since their debut earlier this year. you can a handful of instances here and here.
snsd all agreed early in july that shinee’s latest album was good and that they’re “very watchable” on stage. (source)
snsd’s sooyoung and super junior’s eunhyuk complimented shinee for being hard working on stage / feeling their passion for performaning in a snippet from sm’s newest documentary, “smtown the stage”. (here)
• back before they became friends, iu praised both shinee and jonghyun himself during a press conference for the reality show they did together for a short time, “immortal song 2”. she personally recommended him for the show due to a liking of his voice. (source)
• back in 2010 jessica jung praised and recommended for a musical role which he ended up getting / it was his first role to date. (source)
• during their “why so serious” promotions, secret’s hyosung was asked which group she finds best in terms of performance in which she replied: “shinee. i don’t know how they can be so good.” (source)
• in a survery put together by sports donga back in 2013, twenty two idol groups were asked to cast their votes in the: best vocalist, rapper, dancer, visual and factor / talent categories. jonghyun tied in second place for best male vocalist (alongside beast’s yoseob) with seven votes, taemin tied in second place (with super junior’s eunhyuk and jay park) for best male dancer with six votes, and minho tied in fourth place (with jyj’s jaejoong) for best male visual with three votes. the groups that participated in the survery were: girl’s day, nine muses, rainbow, miss a, big bang, snsd, b.a.p, shinhwa, cnblue, aoa, ft island, exo, mblaq, u-kiss, ze:a, jj project (back before got7’s debut), jyj,, 2am, 2pm, kara and 15&. (source)
• it’s pretty well known at this point but exid’s solji is a very big fan of shinee and praises them often. one instance can be seen here).
• there’s an old fan account (that i’m having a hard time finding, blegh) where a fan of shinee’s mentioned that brown eyed girls’ narsha, a pd and a lyricist ran to watch shinee prerecord for a music show when their recordings begun back during “lucifer” era.
• popular actress shim eun kyung (who acted alongside taemin in a drama back in 2009) is a very, very big fan of the group / praises them often. one particular time can be found here. she also often makes posts on her instagram about them and is seen around wearing one of their “odd” snapbacks frequently lately.
baek ji young has mentioned twice (once in 2011 and again earlier this year) that she enjoys jonghyun’s voice / would like to collaborate with him. (source)
• taemin has a lot of celebrity fans, like… a lot. here’s a long video of random celebrities / idols praising him, including: rain, sunny hill, ze:a, cross gene, kangnam, history, monsta x, dear cloud’s nine, and mochida kaori. soran’s go young bae also called him perfect once, lmao. bts’ jungkook mentioned being a shawol with emphasis on biasing taemin. vixx’s hongbin mentioned once that he’d like to collaborate with taemin / looks up to him. teen top’s niel admitted that taemin’s solo inspired him a bit when preparing for his own / has mentioned admiring him in the past.
• back in 2010, boa picked shinee as the group closest to her ideal type. (or, specifically, a mixture of onew, jonghyun and minho) (source)
• japanese actress aizawa rina is a fangirl of taemin’s. (source) as is haruna from the japanese girl band scandal. (source)
• onew has a lot of celebrity fangirls that praise him often, including: kim jung nan, a pink’s namjoo, f(x)’s luna, and wonder girls’ yeeun.
girl’s day’s sojin is a big fan of the group / often praises them. she mentioned them: here, and here.
• here’s a full video of some of minho’s celebrity fans / fangirls, including: kim jung eun, kim eun seo, 2ne1’s dara, and kim ji won.
• from akb48 / nmb48 / ske48: iriyama anna mentioned minho as her “ideal” type while kashiwagi yuki mentioned that she finds him handsome. shimazaki haruka mentioned maybe being interested in key, while ogasawara mayu admitted to being a shawol and liking jonghyun’s voice.
•  world renowned pianist yiruma praised shinee / being impressed by working with them and jonghyun’s skill in lyric writing specifically. (source)
• wwe wrestler xavier woods opened up about discovering shinee and becoming a fan of them around the start of “odd”. (source)
• teddy riley (who is a grammy award winning singer-songwriter, producer, ect. and member of both guy and blackstreet) has worked with and praised the group multiple times. specifically: he’s made comments about how much he likes jonghyun’s voice / how he enjoyed working with him and how fond he is of him as well. (source)
• bryan-michael cox, who’s also a grammy award winning songwriter and producer (known for producing such songs as: mary j. blige’s “be without you”, and usher’s “burn”, “u got it bad” and “confessions”) met with jonghyun in the summer of 2014 referring to him as a “super talented artist” and a “superstar”. (source)
• when questioned about who she found to be the best looking male idol 4minute’s hyuna admitted that she chose all of shinee together and mentioned that, rather than just liking their faces, she likes the group as a whole. (source)

like said: there’s probably a loooooooooooot that i missed and if anyone knows anymore i can add them in and reblog again later! but that’s everything i could find and remember as of now.