all the book clubs


youngk | jae | sungjin | wonpil | dowoon


(pic creds to @lqjae)


- president of like every club, debate club? he’s there heading the debate, badminton? boy he’s thrashing everyone at the sport, book club? he’s already read all the books in the library

- but seriously he’d be such an active part of the school, everyone would know him and like him

- even if he’s always the loudest in debate club and sometimes you just kind of wish he’d stop talking to let someone else get a word in

- but you’d never say that because he’s so sweet that you’d hate to hurt his feelings

- I feel like he’d always dress like he’s just rolled out of bed

- but in a stylish way that actually took him three hours to choose the outfit

- always wearing jeans, probably ripped, and some sort of trainers like converse or adidas,,, glasses are of course his signature item and you’re starting to wonder if they’re fake or not because he wears them every. single. day.

- really fucking loud

- like he literally never shuts up, you can’t even remember what you did in maths class because jae was blabbering about how his band is going to be playing at the venue in town and everyone should go

- literally blackmailed the others into joining a band and they only ever play like one gig every five years but when they do play they’re actually kind of good they just hibernate for most of the year

- he probably helped to plan the school prom and he was definitely prom king

- (brian was probably prom queen, not that jae had anything to do with that)

- he’s actually really smart and gets really good grades but he never studies and never listens in class, where did he get all this knowledge? who did he pay to get those grades?

- honestly he’s probably a book worm thought and when he’s not running all the school clubs he’s in the library checking out to see if they have any new books

- always has loads of useless facts that’s no one needs to know but he’ll tell them anyway

- eats lunch alone but is literally friends with everyone???

- always telling people to drink more water

- follows brian everywhere, even walks the boy to his next class which is sweet but also kind of annoying because like doesn’t he have his own class to go to?

- whenever anyone asks for help he will say yes, unless it’s wonpil then he’ll tell him to do it himself

- by immediately he’ll feel bad and go and help him

- he usually does all the assembly’s because he’s basically part of the teaching group now like if he wasn’t a student you would mistake him for a teacher

- reads out all the class notices and does the register if the teacher is late

- lowkey trying to steal his science teachers job

- loads of girls (and boys) fancy him but he’s never interested like all he cares about is school and music he can’t be bothered to date

- (unless the perfect person came along then he’d be so sweet and would snatch them up asap)

- the type of student to give his teacher an apple every morning

- really fucking loud, did I mention that?

some fave sally ride facts

hey pals, I just finished reading sally ride: america’s first woman in space, by lynn sherr, and here’s a collection of my fave sally ride facts:

  • her favorite constellation was orion, because you can find it so easily
  • one of her first jobs was babysitting.  she made the kids pb&j sandwiches, but they wouldn’t eat them because “the peanut butter was on the wrong side of the bread.”  sally threw out the sandwiches and never babysat again.
  • she stopped drinking coors beer when she found out joseph coors had opposed the equal rights amendment 
  • she told the u.s. ambassador to norway that his rape joke wasn’t funny
  • exxonmobil gave millions of dollars to her “sally ride science” teacher training academies.  it was a business compromise between an oil company and an environmentally proactive nonprofit, and during each keynote speech, sally would make a comment about “oil spills” or “oily money” and glance over at the exxonmobil rep before moving on.
  • she had a border collie when she was a kid, and two bichon frises with her partner, tam.
  • watching barefoot contessa was a daily ritual, and she loved ina garten’s meatloaf
  • when her relationship with tam started getting serious, tam asked “is this forever?” and sally responded “I can’t think more than five years ahead.”  so every five years, tam would ask her “are we renewing?” they ended up being together for 27 years. when she was dying of cancer, sally told tam “I wish I had another 27 years with you.”

“I feel like I could eat the world raw.”

Please consider Song of Achilles au for tododeku im crying at a dennys

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George Harrison, 1987, at the time of the 20th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Photo © unknown.

George’s comments on the album: here.

Q: “Is love all you need?”
George Harrison: “Yes. Absolutely.”

George’s interview for the documentary It Was 20 Years Ago Today was previously available on YouTube, although (unless it’s only due to regional restrictions) it doesn’t appear to be online anymore, unfortunately.

7 Web Series for the Literary Lover

It'a National Book Lover’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a few literary web series? While there are a ton of amazing web series out there both literary and non-literary, we’ve selected some fan favorites and some you may not have heard of!

1. All For One - If the original musketeers were queer and female, All For One is what you’d get. Set in modern day unversity, this adaptation of The Three Musketeers features a fierce cast and mind blowing story to tell.

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2. Carmilla - Perhaps the original Le Fanu novella is less well known but the web series sure as hell isn’t! Carmilla features a broody lesbian vampire, a non-binary character (LaFhooray!), lots of mysteries to solve, a determined detective far too curious for her own good and more!

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3. In Earnest - Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest comes to life in this modern day web series featuring a similar storytelling style that Wilde often used. The series takes old Victorian values and fits them into today’s modern culture. It features themes of romance, friendships and all that good stuff.

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4. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - Quite possibly the catalyst in the literary web series space, this modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice really took the internet by storm earning them global recognition and becoming the first digital series to win an Emmy!

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5. The March Family Letters - Louisa May Alcott’s classic book Little Women comes to life in this modern day web series following the March sisters as they capture their days via video to send to their beloved Marmie who’s away on deployment. There’s lots of laughs and cries to be had with the series that you won’t want to miss.

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6. The Misselthwaite Archives - This modern adaptation of The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox who moves to her uncle’s large and lonely estate after the death of her parents. She hates everything about her new home but after discovering the hidden glade where her aunt passed away years ago things start to get interesting!

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7. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy - With season three of this epic web series, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy is perfect for any lost boy (or girl!) who loved Peter Pan as a child. We get to follow pretty immature Peter as he sets off to finally becoming an adult and dealing with all the drama that comes with it, including getting his best friend Wendy to fall in love with him.

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Have other literary web series to share with us? Sends us a tweet @netTVnow and share some of your favorites with us!

And as an added bonus…The Slutty Book Club! Check out their no-filter reviews on books in an array of literary sections from fiction to Kim Kardashian’s selfie book you’ll give yourself all the laughs!

tbh “the barn of new crystal gems” isn’t actually an awful concept if done right… like just. imagine peridot, bismuth, the rubies and jasper all living under one roof with lapis bunking there occasionally on her trips around the world. the barn just gets more and more added onto it until it is an absolute chaotic mess and everyone loves it.

  • peridot sticks the water silo into the wall and declares it to be her room. she even puts a keep out sign on it with a drawing of her gem on the door like the temple door. inside is ten screens all showing camp pining hearts, the alien doll, and a bunch of other bits of junk peridot has acquired. it looks like a mess but there’s a system to it. only peridot and amethyst understand The System.
  • eyeball suggests they build a training area to keep their skills sharp. her true motivation is to be buff and attract girls. jasper thinks it’s a fantastic idea and praises eyeball for her pragmatism. eyeball didn’t expect her plan to work so quickly but she’s sure as hell not complaining.
  • lapis’s room is the truck. it’s sticking out of the roof and has a tarp over it. there’s loads of meep morps in there. no one is allowed in. especially jasper and peridot.
  • navy has a greenhouse. except it’s a redhouse because she doesn’t get why it’s called a greenhouse if it’s not green and since she’s red she’s going to call it a redhouse. steven gave her cuttings from rose’s gardens to help her get started. one day she will probably go all little shop of horrors on the others.
  • the ruby ship got cannibalised for parts, but it’s still bigger on the inside and is now doc’s room. very serious things happen in this room. mostly viewings of baseball games so that doc and army can figure out how that game actually works.
  • leggy starts trying to figure out how the universe works and ends up making a library for them all to use. peridot, leggy, bismuth and navy start a romance book club. it meets in bismuth’s room because the silo is a disaster, the library isn’t private enough, and the greenhouse is full of weird plants. they draw fusions of their preferred couples. it’s all over the library. jasper’s eye twitches every time she sees it.
  • bismuth was put in charge of the warp pad because she needs to get to her forge. she upgraded everyone’s weapons. every week or so she’ll go to the others with “so i had this idea for improving our gear…” and if the person she talks to is peridot then the results are spectacular. once they tried to make limb enhancers for all of the rubies. including garnet-ruby because they didn’t want her to feel left out. garnet kinda BSOD’d when she saw them because on the one hand EMBARASSING, on the other ADORABLE, on the other OH NO SAPPHY THINKS IT’S CUTE…
  • jasper’s room is completely metal. she made it out of bits of the beta kindergarten. there’s metal bars and random things with spikes on everywhere. and a bunch of mirrors which she can flex at and practise looking awesome. eyeball joins her sometimes.
  • (i have accidentally made the ship of eyeball/jasper. idk it’d be cute???)
  • army insisted on having an actual baseball field set up. she still doesn’t understand the rules but she HAS branched out into other sports. sometimes when the others are being loud a football or hockey stick or something will come flying out of army’s room and hit someone on the head. her aim is impressive. bismuth is very proud.
  • camp pining hearts is a running gag with all of them. they are all SUPER into it for varying reasons. they had to write a treaty to stop the ship wars because the last one saw two rubies, bismuth and peridot all get poofed and that was REALLY awkward to explain to the main crystal gems.
  • centipeetle gets healed and joins them. she introduces them all to chaaaaaaaaps.
The Elements of a Writing Career

Writing is just writing. A writing career, however, encompasses so much more than that. Here are the basic elements of a writing career:

Research: Perhaps your character works in a profession that you know nothing about. Or maybe your setting is someplace you’ve never been. Maybe you research floor plans because you have difficulty describing your character’s apartment, or maybe you research hairstyles. Research is not only for the speculatively inclined, ever author of every genre will have to research at some time (or see their writing suffer).

Writing: Writing is, of course, essential part of a writing career. And it is still the most important! So while you are researching, marketing, networking, etc, make sure you remember what this is really all about in the end: Writing!

Editing: Editing is probably the second most important part of writing. Like research, all writers must edit (or see their writing suffer). Even if you are going to hire an editor, you need to edit your own work. This is because editors don’t want to have to fix all of your glaring obvious mistakes that you could have fixed yourself, and also because you don’t want them to. You don’t want an editor to rewrite most of your story for you and most of the time, and editor simply won’t do that. A lot of editors will simply refuse to work with some one whose work is not at a certain level, or offer a different service (usually labeled “mentoring”) for pieces that are really out of shape. In short, your work must be edited, and you can’t just pay some else to do all of that for you. 

Marketing: Marketing means getting your book out there! Paid advertisements, your own blog, writing posts for other blogs, even handing out or posting up flyers are all marketing. Marketing might include a book signing or book giveaway, promoting a hashtag or posting links to your book on writing groups. Even if you are traditionally published all writers must market their own book (or see sales suffer).

Networking: Networking means meeting other writers, editors, literary agents, and most importantly, readers. It differs from marketing because you are actually meeting people and becoming friend with them, not just asking them to buy your book. Like all careers, networking is very important for breaking in and making a name for yourself. Blogging, conventions, book clubs, and social media are all useful for networking.

Planning: Planning happens at every stage, and it isn’t only for “planners.” At the writing stage, whether you outline every scene, or simply daydream them, you are preparing yourself for your writing in some way. For research, you have to know what you are looking for to find it! Editing usually has some sort of plan (in what order do you edit, what things do you edit first, when do beta readers see it, etc). Marketing and networking have their own set of plans and research too (who is your audience and how will you attract them, what events or clubs will you participate in to meet new writers, etc)


IT’S BEAUTIFUL and I couldn’t possibly be more excited!!!

@radiance-anthology​ I can’t possibly express how eagerly I’ve waited for this package, and now that it’s arrived, I can’t get over how incredible every single piece in that box is!  There are just so many amazing goodies but first and foremost, the book is totally exquisite!




I want to send A HUGE THANK YOU to @allione and @lovecrimecat for their unbelievably hard work to give this incredible gift to the fandom. On a more personal level I just can’t thank you guys enough for giving me the opportunity to see one of my stories in print! I never thought I’d ever see that, and I’ll always be grateful to you for making that happen XOXO

Also CONGRATULATIONS to all my fellow contributors, I can’t wait to read all your stories and ogle all your gorgeous art <333333 Can’t wait to get in on the @radiancebookclub !!!

Does anyone else just get so happy when you read an amazing fanfic? Not just because you loved the story, but because you love seeing others find the same joy as you do in shows, books, comics, etc. I’m always just amazed by people. I hope that they always keep writing.

{Special} College!AU Jooheon
  • major: accounting
  • minor: music technology/digital music production 
  • sports: said he’d try out for fencing because of his friend jackson but completely forgot about it,,,,,,,,,even though jackson texted him like 405282 times 
  • clubs: joined a movie club which is essentially like a book club but you all gather, pick a movie, and watch it. jooheon has picked pulp fiction like five times because he still doesn’t get the majority of what was happening in that movie,,,,,,,,,, 
  • if you’ve ever seen those memes about super stressed college students just laying down asleep in the library surrounded by unfinished homework, candy wrappers, and highlighters,,,,,,,,,,that is jooheon
  • if you look closely enough you’ll all see the light in his eyes is gone, his soul has left his body. left the library. left the campus. left this atmosphere.
  • and it is all because of his major,,,,,,,,,,,,which he hates,,,,,,,,,because accounting is just mathematics and droned out professors who sound like they’re saying the same thing over and over and over again
  • and jooheon has thought of bludgeoning himself with his auditing textbook on multiple occasions because,,,,,,,,everything is pain. College is Terrible
  • and all of his friends are like,,,,,bro you’re dragging yourself into a black hole just switch. changkyun is always like “look at me, i love my major because it’s interesting - you look like you haven’t slept in four days and i think your business tax homework is stuck onto your back with some gum.”
  • jooheon with bags under his eyes: i haven’t slept in four days. i haven’t eaten a decent meal in a week. and no changkyun, it isn’t “stuck” to me. my backpack is too full so im being innovative 
  • like it’s not even that he doesn’t study,,,,it’s just it’s so bland and boring of a subject that he can’t even motivate himself to apply what he’s learned
  • shownu literally had to come to his class once and pick up a passed out jooheon ,,,,,,,, it’s a Mess
  • the thing jooheon is really interested in is music,,,,,and he’s friends with a lot of the music majors so he gets to use their equipment and stuff if he asks
  • and like,,,,,,he wants to produce songs. and he has,,,,,,,,it’s just that no one knows it’s him
  • he has a soundcloud and every now and then he’ll drop a link to it on the student resource page and like,,,,,,,,,,it’s really popular
  • he publishes them under the fake name h*ney and any of his singles will go viral through school and be played at every dorm party on campus
  • even got off campus when someone tweeted that they were playing a h*ney song at this club that they were at and when jooheon saw he almost fell off his chair because??????? woah people really like what he does
  • but he knows a future with music is practically impossible, plus his own parents don’t know he took the production major as a minor because they’d be totally against it
  • and it sucks to feel like you’re being pulled in two directions; one toward what you really love, and one toward whats best for your future
  • like,,,,,not even his close friends know he’s actually h*ney and minhyuk’s literally always talking about how much he loves the songs and so is changkyun and even picky kihyun,,,,,,,
  • it’s like he’s living a double life LOL and jooheon wishes he could just be himself,,,,but it’s hard when he’s in class and the other accounting majors are all competing with each other for internships at huge companies and trash talking arts majors
  • i mean he already doesn’t really fit in perfectly,,,,,,,jooheon is much more social than a lot of people in his classes and he goes out on the weekends with wonho and minhyuk and sometimes he’ll crack jokes in class and the serious, no-fun students are just like “did you do the homework? what did you get on the midterm? are you working anywhere right now, i just got a job as a lackey at a bank-”
  • and so even with his grades slipping, jooheon knows that he’s never going to be an accountant, work in a bank, like the thought is so????? not him?????????
  • but all he does to deal with it is like,,,,,,work on his music even though he gets nothing in return because of his anonymity
  • and you,,,,,,,unlike jooheon who has a major he hates,,,,,,are undecided
  • and you’ve spent most of college taking random classes and not finding anything that interests you in the least and like it SUCKS
  • because everyone has a plan and you’re kinda like,,,,,,,,shrugging your shoulders because your friend looks at your schedule and is like ?? physics lab??????? international dance???? gender in the eighteenth century???? microeconomics????
  • and you’re just on your phone scrolling through texts or whatever shrugging your shoulders like yeah,,,idk,,,i can’t make up my mind
  • and you actually have microeconomics with jooheon and you sit next to each other in the lecture hall
  • which,,,,,is hilarious because out of all the people there you two have literally zero clue about what is going on because???? microeconomics,,,,,,,,,,,,,,doesn’t make sense to you guys
  • and instead of paying attention and studying you always fall asleep with your headphones on and jooheon has had to get into the habit of nudging you awake if the teacher comes by or there’s homework being passed out
  • and one day,,,, you have your earphones on as usual and you’re blasting the new song by h*ney,,,,and jooheon can hear it you’re listening to it so loud
  • and,,,,he just can’t help but smile to himself because,,,,,,,you don’t even know it but you’re sitting right next to the composer of that song
  • but also right before class ends everyone gathers around to talk about the final and you take your headphones out and you’re like,,,,,,,oh shit,,,,,the final
  • and jooheon is like,,,,,,,,we gotta get notes from someone fast or else we’ll both flunk and you agree but when you ask around most of the students either don’t have organized notes to give out or,,,,,you know,,,,just don’t want to
  • even though you and jooheon pull together a grand total of $22.47 as an offering ,,,, but you realize really fast you and jooheon are royal,,,,totally,,,,,Screwed
  • the both of you sitting on a bench on campus with your head in your hands until you sit up and you’re like “well,,,,,if we fail we fail,,,,not much we can do now. except-”
  • and jooheon turns to see you smirking and he’s like ???? and you’re like “wanna go party our misery away?” and he perks up because oh,,,, now that might make him feel better and you’re like “there’s this place i really like in the city, i go with friends but today ill go with my,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,partner in failure of microeconomics!!”
  • and that’s how you and jooheon end up on the cramped dancefloor of a popular club amongst college students and you can tell that over half of them are doing exactly what you and jooheon are doing: trying to forget the horrors of finals
  • and you and jooheon are having a great conversation on just how much college really stinks
  • jooheon spilling his hatred out for his major while you laugh and tell him at least he has a major,,,,,you’re just floating through completely unaware of what to pick
  • and you’re both shaking your heads with sighs until suddenly the song changes to h*ney’s new song and you light up and you’re like jOOHEON,,,,THIS SONG IS MY FAVORITE and it jusT CAME OUT h*ney really outdid himself this time,,,,,
  • and jooheon watches as you dance a little to the song and he has to take a sip of his drink in order not to break out into a grin
  • because again,,,,,you don’t know he’s h*ney
  • but you look cute,,, enjoying his music,,,,,,and jooheon realizes there’s a reason he loves music and not accounting,,,,,he loves it because it makes other people happy
  • like in this moment there’s a hundred or more other people here,,,young good looking people,,,,,but you somehow hold jooheon’s attention because of how genuinely you’re enjoying his music,,,something he created,,,,
  • and nothing has ever overcome jooheon like right now because suddenly he wants to tell you ,,,,, only you,,,,,,his secret
  • and he reaches out to take your hand and you’re like ????? and he’s like “im going to tell you something but you need to keep it a secret.” and you’re like ??????? sure????
  • and he’s like follow me, ill tell you but i think i need to show you so you’ll believe it
  • and you’re walking behind jooheon and instead of going toward the subway back to campus he’s telling you to come with him on the bus 
  • and before you know it you’re in front of an apartment building and jooheon is like “,,,,,you know how im an accounting major right? well im also,,,,,into making music. you might know some of my music,,,.”
  • you tilt your head in wonder because???? how could you know his music you’ve never heard of an artist named jooheon before
  • but when you step inside to the small apartment, turned into a mini recording studio jooheon starts up his computer and he’s like “here - tell me if this sounds familiar”
  • and the minute you hear it the minute you realize,,,,,jooheon,,,,,,is h*ney
  • and you’re like HOLY HELL NO WAY and jooheon is slightly embarrassed by your shocked expression but he’s like iT’s true,,,,h*ney is my side project and stage name
  • and you’re like oh mY GOD im in a room with a LEGEND DUDE YOURE A LEGEND ON CAMPUS 
  • and jooheon shrugs, but the compliments make him feel really proud
  • and you’re like “oh my god oh my g OD,,,,,,,,,do you have anything you’re working on???? id love to hear it???????” and jooheon nods excitedly and sits down to start opening up some samples
  • and you literally spend the next two hours going through all of the stuff jooheon is working on and him just telling you about how h*ney came to be, how he learned to sing and rap and produce
  • and you’re in awe,,,,you’re like jooheon you’re amazing,,,,,,god why are you even an accounting major???? music is your talent????
  • and you get up and tell jooheon to play that one song you really liked and you just,,,,dance because it’s so good it’s impossible to hold still
  • and you outstretch your arm for jooheon and he’s turning red like,,,ah i couldn’t,,,,dance to my oWN song,,,,,
  • but you pull him up anyway and even in the tight space,,,, with snack wrappers and magazines all over the floor,,,, you and jooheon dance to the song
  • and jooheon,,,,,,for a moment he swears when he looks at you it’s like he’s seeing you in slow motion
  • your hair hitting your face as you twist back and forth
  • the way your mouth is open just ajar, eyes sparkling with something he’s never seen before
  • and jooheon doesn’t believe in love at first sight or whatever,,,,because he’s seen you enough in class,,,,,,but there’s something about you,,,,,something that draws him in
  • so much so that he shared his bIGGEST secret with you,,,,,,
  • and when you both realize it’s like wayyyy past curfew you decide you’ll just go back to campus in the morning and jooheon pulls out the inflatable mattress he has and lets you take it and he falls asleep in his computer chair
  • but it’s cute when you wake up you’re just like WOW you’re h*ney i still can’t believe it,,,,,
  • but jooheon shrugs and is like “it’s true” and as you’re getting coffee before heading back to school you’re like “oh! by the way - i promise i won’t tell anyone,,, you want to keep it a secret right?” and jooheon nods and you’re like well,,,,,,you have my promise
  • and  jooheon thanks you and you tell him you’ll see him in microeconomics for that final you’re both gonna cry during
  • and jooheon is like waving,,,,but for some reason with you gone it feels,,,,empty,,,,,
  • and throughout the day he keeps thinking about how happy you had gotten listening to his music,,,,,,how apparently a lot of people get happy listening to his music
  • and everytime he’d look down at his accounting textbooks,,,,,,he could just feel that this wasn’t for him
  • and so,,,,,,, at the end of the day he decides he’s going to switch
  • and when microeconomics class comes around and you’re like heY ready to die jooheon tells you his decision and you’re like!!!!!!!! dude im so happy for you!!!!!! 
  • and he’s like,,,,,,,,it’s thanks to you,,,,,and you’re like mE??? and he’s like you made me see that music has the benefit of making someone feel something,,,,,i can’t do that with accounting
  • and you’re like flushing a bit because oh,,, you didn’t know you had such an impact but you’re happy you could help!! and jooheon turns to look athis paper but he’s like
  • before the test starts–after,,,do you wanna,,,,,,grab something to eat??
  • and you’re like,,,, as a oh-shit-we-failed-this-final kind of hang out or,,, a date??
  • and jooheon swallows and lowers his eyes but then he’s like “,,,,,like a date” and you feel your stomach do a little flip but you’re like ok!!!! deal
  • tldr; you and jooheon go on that date and it’s,,,,,fun you guys have a similar taste in music and you want to hear jooheon tell you more about his future plans 
  • but at the end,,,,when you’re doing circles around campus jooheon stops and goes “you helped me find what i want to do,,,,i want to help you too.”
  • and you’re like idk if you can,,,,,im still undecided,,,,,and jooheon sadly nods but he’s like “for now all i can offer is this,,,” and you’re like ? and he leans down to softly kiss your cheek and you’re like oh,,,,well,,,,,,,ill gladly take it,,,,,,,,,,,,again,,,,kiss me again
  • and jooheon is like on the cheek?? and you’re like nope, on the lips please (-: 
  • but jooheon is serious on helping you he gets together a bunch of his friends from different majors to talk with you and you’re like jooheon please it’s ok,,, but he’s like i want to help,,,,,,
  • you start spending more time with jooheon at his little studio and you’re always the first one to hear a h*ney song before it goes out
  • and you’re always hyping up his music because it’s SO GOOD seriously he could make money off producing
  • and jooheon never gets used to having someone stand beside him and praise him but he loves it even more because it’s you,,,,
  • his friend kihyun keeps demanding to know why you and jooheon keep going into the city together so much and you’re both like uMM,,,,,,,,for a group project,,,,,,,,,yeah,,,,,there’s a cafe there,,,,,,,we gtg,
  • and you like being the only one who knows jooheon is h*ney but also you keep encouraging him to maybe go public one day 
  • because that means???? other musicians can contact him???
  • but for now everytime you guys hangout at the club you hear a song and you just knowingly grin at each other
  • jooheon,,,,when he hears a song he likes sends it to you 
  • he makes playlists regularly and you listen to them whenever you miss him
  • you posted a photo on instagram of h*ney’s new soundcloud single and jooheon commented: oh! you’re a h*ney fan? 
  • and you rolled your eyes because REALLY so you replied with ‘he’s my ideal type, are you jealous?’
  • to which minhyuk replied: OH SICK BURN JOOHEON REST IN PEACE
  • you and jooheon both passing out at the library instead of studying until you get kicked out for taking up space and end up cuddled in each others arms in his dorm complaining about how college is hard and you should have both stayed kids instead LOL 
  • whenever jooheon overdoes it,,,,which he does a lot he stays up literally three nights in a row to work on a song,,,,,you have to come over and distract him with kisses
  • at some points you even have to sit in his lap and just use one hand to turn off the computer monitor and the other hand to go up jooheon’s shirt 
  • and he whines about the song he was working on but the whines turn into low moans soon enough and yes now you’ve got his attention (-;
  • but his friends are all super thankful to you because fINALLY jooheon isn’t torturing himself with accounting
  • you guys literally shred all of his homework once he officially switches majors. you also wanted to do a ritual burning of his textbooks but you were like wait no let’s sell them instead
  • jooheon: good idea. you’re so smart. i love you so much,,,,,
  • also not to mention but jooheon is the sweetest boyfriend he’ll buy you flowers randomly and give them to you after class
  • or he’ll do small gestures that actually mean a lot like he knows you forget your charger so he buys one that fits your phone to carry with him,,,,,,bought you a plush bee and was like you’re my bumblebee and im you’re honey!~~~~~
  • does horribly cringe worthy aegyo to get you to pay attention to him when you’re on your phone
  • but you still think it’s cute because you end up giving in and smothering him in kisses
  • you go to movie club with him once and instead of watching the movie you cuddle and try to throw popcorn into jooheon’s mouth and everyone is like ahEM PDA
  • and you’re like yes pda? i love my boyfriend????
  • you explain to jooheon what pulp fiction is really about and he’s like oh ,,,,,,my god
  • you share earphones whenever you guys take the train together,,,,,it’s really cute,,,,,,,
  • you both did fail your microeconomics final like you predicted,,,,,,,,but it was ok because it was microeconomics that brought you two together,,,,,
  • but you two also totally ripped the final apart in anger and then made out for a good half hour to cope,,,,,,,,LOL

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and please look forward to more special college!aus!

Here’s the thing about reading a life-changing historical fiction novel. Once you read one, there’s no going back. You need to read another. And another. And another. That’s how we felt after reading SALT TO THE SEA (out in February!) a heart-wrenching story that pulls back the curtain on one of the greatest untold tragedies in history, so we decided to share the love and round up 8 reads that will get YOU hooked on historical fiction:

1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Four voices. Four secrets. The lives of four young people come together at the end of WWII, weaving a story that brings to light the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the world. It comes out February 2 but you can read the first chapters here!

2. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

Who knew medieval France was so…scary? Matchmaker and tavern-keeper Botille has a secret: she’s hiding a branded heretic, Dolssa, in their town of Bajas. But how long can they avoid the wrath of the Church? THE PASSION OF DOLSSA comes out April 12 but you can start reading it here!

3. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Beware of the shadows in Regency London, especially when demons have infiltrated every level of society. THE DARK DAYS CLUB comes out January 26 but you can start reading it here!

4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Everything changed for 15-year-old Lina one night in 1941, when Soviet officers forced her family apart into Siberian work camps. A tale of survival, strength, and love that will make you want to hug the person next to you.

5. All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

Two years ago, Judith returned to her village having been permanently mutilated. Now, the town is being attacked and she has to choose: continue to live in silence, or speak out and change the lives around her forever.

6. Flygirl by Sherri Smith

When America enters WWII, Ida Mae Jones sees her chance to chase her dream of flying – but she’ll have to deny her true self to do so in this empowering story about deciding who you want to be. 

7. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

In 1909 London, Victoria’s expected to become a wife and mother, when all she wants to do is become an artist. But how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

8. Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Sammy and Andy are headed on the Oregon Trail to the California gold rush…except Sammy and Andy are actually Samantha and Annamae, girls in disguise who find out there aren’t many places to hide on the open trail.

i know we all want the drinking gone from fahc!geoff’s aesthetic and i do too but this is going to be terribly worded but hear me out: 

i don’t want to pretend like he’d never drank like we just erase it all. i want to see sobering and recovering geoff.

i want to see to geoff coming clean to the guys and saying “hey, i need to change and i want your guys’s help in making sure i stay on track” and everyone be supportive by helping him dump all the alcohol down the drain and trying not to drink around him.

i want to see him and ryan go through cans of diet coke like crazy to tame the early cravings of alcohol geoff might have.

i want to see geoff playing video games for hours with the guys to keep his hands busy or taking late night drives in convertibles to keep his mind off of drinking.

i want to see geoff trying every new hobby he can think of and all the guys trying them out with him.

like the guys try knitting but geoff hates it because he keeps stabbing his fingers. then they try cooking but they almost burn the entire apartment building down so they decide to leave the chef work to the other ramsay. they go through so many hobbies like horseback riding, trying to learn instruments, playing golf at the country club until finally geoff joins a book club.

he loves reading and he loves that there are millions of stories out there just waiting to be read. he loves the feeling of getting so immersed in a book that you feel as if you’re one of the characters and you’re in that universe and he loves the way his mind runs wild just thinking about how the book is going to end and sometimes he’ll stay up into the most ungodly hours of the night reading and he’ll finish two or three books in a day and no ones complains when it’s book club day and they all attend the meeting because they see how happy he is reading and talking about his favorite books and characters and one day geoff mentions maybe starting his own book and everyone gets so excited for him.

they’re all so happy to see geoff genuinely happy again and to see him getting better and healthier and glowing and they’re just glad geoff is here with them and they’re going to support him no matter what.

he’s strong, you know? like he was able to overcome that and want to see that strength in aus and mood boards just like we’ve seen in real life. 

A Smile

@pearltheartist asked: Fic where the losers hate the reader and think she’s rude and annoying but the only one who likes her is Richie? And then she finds out and ends up confronting them and telling them she’s leaving the club and Richie is pissed at the losers?

Warnings: heavy swearing, angst(no fluff in this fic)

A/N: Be warned for angst.😐😔 This will also be a short imagine because I want to get right in😝

A/N2: I’m working on my first chapter of my story loves❤️

A/N3: The Loser’s Club are in no way like this. This is a request so I had to write it in this way. Just so no one sends me hate about this😐


You had a feeling.

That gut feeling that your supposedly ‘friends’ weren’t really your friends.

You didn’t know what had made you think this. It might have been when you all hung out, hardly none of them talked to you, apart from Richie had sometimes Ben. Then again, Ben only spoke to you about twice in a month. They would make up excuses when you asked for all of you to meet, but you would always end up seeing them out together a few hours later. Even after that, you still made yourself believe that they cared, that they loved you. How stupid you were.

It was the summer holidays of 1990 and you hadn’t seen any of the Loser’s Club since school had ended about two weeks ago. After walking back and too in your room, you decided to go and find them, even if it took you all day.

Grabbing your backpack, you hurry down the stairs and grab your trainers, slipping them on. Both of your parents were at work, so you locked the door and ran down your drive, grabbing your bike and pedalling off down the street. The wind in your hair and standing up, you felt alive for the first time in months. So this is what fun is.

Arriving at the quarry, you soon hear voices in the distance so you quietly drop your bike and head along the pathway that lead to your meeting spot. Stopping a short bit away, you feel your heart sink when you see all of the Loser’s Club together, laughing and talking.

“Not meaning to be harsh or anything, but i just don’t like Y/N” Stan

“Yeah I find her really annoying to be honest” Bev

You stare at their backs, as they were facing away from you, as they continue to talk. Tears soon enough well up in your eyes as you angrily wipe them away. You were stupid to think that anyone wanted to be friends with you when you moved to Derry of Summer last year. You had taken that very oath they all had, and even had the scar to prove it. That obviously meant nothing to them.

“I did f-feel sorry for h-her at the b-begin-inning. That’s w-why I b-became her friend” Bill

“She doesn’t know when to be quiet” Eddie

“She’s so obnoxious” Ben

“She doesn’t understand that her opinion can be rude" Mike

“Guys, there’s nothing wrong with Y/N” Richie

The tears were pouring down your face now. You didn’t understand what you had done to make the Loser’s Club hate you, apart from Richie. Stepping and breaking a stick in half from anger, you march through the woods and stand on the entrance to the Quarry edge. Eddie is the first to spot you, standing up and hitting Richie on the head. He stands up as the rest of the Loser’s turn their heads and look at you.

“So that’s what you all think of me then. You’ve all been leading me on, making me think that we were all friends when this has been going on?! Secret meetings to fucking slag off Y/N because no one likes her?!”

“Y-Y/N we didn’t want you to find out like this” Beverly says

“Cut the bullshit Beverly! You just called me fucking annoying!” You shout

“Y/N calm down! I like you okay! Even if its only me!” Richie shouts, walking over towards you

“Don’t fucking come near me. If you were my friend, you would of told me about what they were saying, not gone along with it” You spit, stepping backwards.


The Loser’s Club are all silent. They all stare at you with either shock, sadness or just nothing. They just stare. Grabbing a pen and a photobook you found in your bag, you find the very few pictures with you in it and scribble all over your face, making you basically invisible to the person looking. You throw it at them all and then dump the rest of the belongings you had owned with the Loser’s Club on the floor.

“Enjoy fuckers! I’m sure the Loser’s Club will be a even more happier place without obnoxious and annoying Y/N in it to hold you down!”

You throw your backpack over one of your shoulders and run back into the forest, heading back to your bike and kicking off the floor, heading off to anywhere.


Richie stared at the spot you had stood in, all your Loser’s club belongings scattered and the photo book battered and ripped. He kneels down and rummages through it all, finally finding the key ring of you both. Clenching it into his hand, Richie stands up and throws it into the forest as far as he could. Picking up the rest of the items, Richie walks over to edge of the Quarry and drops them, letting them all fall into the river/sea.

“Richie, come on. We were fine without her in the beginning” Eddie speaks up

“Don’t fucking speak. None of you. I don’t want to speak to any of you. You seriously can’t consider anyone else’s feelings apart from yourselves. Have any of you ever considered why Y/N was so loud? Maybe because she doesn’t have a voice at home! Why she always wanted to hang round with us?! Because she was lonely at home! Why she was kinda rude and spoke her mind?! Because she doesn’t have a opinion at home!”

Richie picks up his backpack from next to Eddie and throws it over his shoulder, walking over to his bike.

“This scar. It means fucking nothing now cause we aren’t together”

The Loser’s Club, who were once at eight, were now down to six


School started and the Loser’s Club hadn’t heard of Richie for the rest of the holidays. Soon rumours spread about you but none of them believed them. Until they visited your house.

You had gone.

Three days after the confrontation, your mum had left your Dad due to his abusive behaviour towards the both of you. Your mum had taken you with her and were now living in London.

Richie had known about this. He saw you the day you were leaving, beaten and bruised. He saw you give him a small smile. A smile he loved to see.

A smile he would never see again.

The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction—until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature.” The Latin root simply means “letters.” Those letters are either delivered—they connect with an audience—or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.
—  Brent Weeks

anonymous asked:

Hey um, i'm curious of something, How would the off colours look or appear in your universe? also how've ya been :)

{ I was thinking something along the lines of this (story wise, im still kinda finalizing the designs )

Flourite is a Grandma that lives in beach city! She’s pretty big, around 6′’5′’ and she’s a part of a polyamourous relationship. Her partners are traveling the world at the moment (she prefers to stay at home) but she has pictures and knick nacks all around her house from them! 

The Rutile twins were cajoined at birth and had surgery to separate them (they have a prosthetic leg) and their surgery scar makes a cute little Y shape (like their gem) if they stand together (which they do often) They do everything together and are like #sisterGoals tbh, very very sweet

Rhodinite just moved to beach city and she’s just came out with her sexuality so shes a bit nervous around all these new faced and is still coming into herself. But she met the others and is flourishing into a bright and happy young lady. (she also met ruby and sapphire and was just star stuck  because one, they ARE kinda famous and 2, they were big inspirations with her coming out!)

Padparadscha is Sapphire’s cousin! She has some cognitive disabilities and tends to be a bit late with reacting. She was just visiting for a bit but ended up loving beach city so much that she moved here!

They all form a book club and Lars joins later on. The book club also doubles as a kinda motivational one too. Those off colors stick together! They get matching jackets and hang at the big doughnut a lot :3 Flourite makes them slow down and really savor what the book has to offer, the Rutile twins always are excited over the book and tend to finish eachothers sentences as they explain, Padparadscha tends to go back on topics already discussed but its nice and they like going back and really going in depth on those parts and Lars and Rhodinite are PROS at finding themes and interpreting different messages in the work!]