also i wanna make more of these because it's fun idk

Klance stuff

• Lance finding out Keith is ticklish and takes advantage of it while cuddling so he can hear him laugh.

• Keith teaching Lance hand to hand and kissing every bruise he made on his boyfriend and telling Lance he’s improving.

• Ever since they started sleeping beside each other, Lance makes it a point to wake up first so he can wake Keith up with soft kisses all over his face, neck and shoulders.

• Keith loves it but sometimes Lance’s stubble tickles him so he tries to hide in Lance’s chest or under the covers.

• Keith was reluctant and hella stiff when Lance first tried to give him a massage before sleeping. Now he loves when Lance massages him and Lance loves running his hands all over his boyfee.

• Lance loves it when Keith wears his clothes and Keith loves the look on Lance’s face when he sees him wearing his clothes.

• The first time they bathed together was in a bathtub because showering (standing naked together) was a bit too much. So they had fun with the bubbles and Lance scrubbed Keith clean because he is NOT gonna stand having a greasy sweaty boyfriend all the time. After that they almost always bathe together.

• Keith likes smelling like Lance’s shampoo and Lance loves Keith clean and smelling like his shampoo.

• Lance gets addicted to running his fingers through Keith’s hair but also grumbling how this mullet wouldnt even be this fluffy without his help.

•When Lance gets into his moods being homesick, Keith can always tell so he drags Lance off to the hangars so he can hold Lance near Blue. Blue’s comforting purrs and Keith’s warmth always helps.

• When they actually fight/argue for real Keith starts to get teary eyed because no NO he doesnt want to fight with Lance NO.

• Lance on the other hand hates it when Keith cries because Keith NEVER cries and knowing he’s the reason for it breaks his heart so they cool off and talk and cuddle and Lance kisses Keith’s face all over.

• Before they got together, Keith tries his best to bond with Pidge and Hunk like helping Pidge with her tinkering and helping Hunk with cooking (No) because he wants thier acceptance in dating their best friend.

• Pidge and Hunk laugh it off and assures Keith he doesnt need to do that because Keith’s already a-ok in their book. Meanwhile Lance was doing the same thing Keith was doing with Shiro.

• They’re still rivals even when dating and get into more silly competitions like who can carry who longer through the hallways or who can last longer in a kiss without needing air.

• When one of them comes out of the healing pod the other is always there with a blanket and a hug ready.

• Lance likes to roll the both of them up in a blanket like a borrito so Keith can never escape when Lance tickles him.

• The first time an alien tried to flirt with Keith, Lance short circuited and kinda just draped himslef all over Keith blabbering hey met my boyfriend? Isnt my boyfriend great? What were u and my boyfriend talking about? Have I mentioned he’s my boyfriend???

• After that incident Keith reminded himself to always stay close to Lance and be quick to shoot down any alien.

• Needless to say Lance had turned from ‘Wow they’re hot i wanna flirt with them’ to ‘Shit they’re hot gotta keep my bae close so he wont get taken away’

• Keith is touch starved. He always hold hands with Lance, locks ankles with Lance at the dining table, tightens Lance’s hold around his waist when spooning, hugs Lance from behind when he least expects it, buries his face in the crook of Lance’s neck when cuddling, lets Lance pull him to his lap even when theres plenty of space in the couch. Keith loves it. Lance loves it. Its a win-win.

• Sometimes they lay awake in bed just to stare deeply into each other’s eyes until Lance or even Keith breaks the moment with a joke/witty comment and they start laughing and hugging tangled in a sea of sheets.

• They’re a power couple the team didnt even know they needed and expected.

• To Lance’s delight, Keith is actually a child at heart. Its sad that Keith grew up as an orphan and never expirienced the nicer part of being a kid but Lance makes him happy by giving him his first surprise bday party, his first Merry Christmas with presents with the whole gang, makes him decorate the odd blue tree they found with him. Keith’s smiles always wide and happy and genuin.

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anonymous asked:

I love reading what you have to say about anything in general (dan and phil, politics, your work day [even in passing]) and idk I just wanted to say hi + ask what you have to say about their new gaming video? I loved it, they were so (insert a multitude of different positive adjectives) and Phil is such a broad thinker it's amazing. I think (im pretty sure) you loved it as well and I just wanna read your thoughts, hahaha thanks!

can you hear that? it’s the sound of me screaming because i have to rewrite the entirety of this ramble after tumblr DELETED IT THE FIRST TIME ifjaoiwejraoiejroaeir. but YES oh my god. i did love this video. a lot. there’s so, so much to talk about. grab a fkn snack mate, bc this is super long. 

1. there’s been a lot of discourse about dan and phil’s interaction in this video. i received a handful of messages regarding dan’s apparently aggressive treatment of phil and one regarding the way people were apparently abusing phil in the comments under the video and calling him “stupid and untalented.” um. okay so i’ll work backwards. i have watched the video three times now. all three times i scrolled really deep into the comments. NONE of those times did i see a single comment that was insulting or demeaning to phil. where are people seeing this? i feel like this is a classic case of one or two people saying something happened and then everyone repeating it without actually checking the source. if anything, the yt comments are full of people saying firstly that phil is “too creative” for this game and has a fascinating mind, and, secondly, that he’s a full-grown man who doesn’t need the protection of his fans from dan of all people, the so-called aggressive bully in this scenario, who just so happens to also be his best friend and life partner. i definitely agree with that latter point.

something else that’s been lost in this discussion and that seems extremely relevant is that a lot of this video’s central dynamic, with dan being shocked and appalled at phil’s seemingly abysmal drawing skills and phil doing the absolute most in every drawing, felt really, really put on or exaggerated for dramatic/comedic effect. i think the very first instance of it, when phil draws his fucked up umbrella, and dan just sort of jokes about it looking like a palm tree for a while and then at the end just says like a few words about how extreme phil’s interpretation was—i think this was a super authentic interaction. but i also think they quickly gathered with the drawings that followed that it would be really funny to ham it up for the sake of comedy and that’s why phil’s drawings seemed to get intentionally more and more “creative,” so to speak, while dan’s responses got correspondingly more and more extreme and high-pitched and shriek-y until basically everyone’s eardrums were bleeding. i get why the video was grating to some people bc like,,, this shit can get tiring to watch when it seems so extra. but personally i found it very funny… especially bc of my next point.

this narrative around phil being some sort of unappreciated creative genius who was constantly being berated in this video by his callous friend and just sadly tolerated all of this abuse is not only annoying bc it infantilizes phil but also because it’s just … wrong? and overlooks two of my fav things about the video which were how supportive and ENCOURAGING dan was, even while he was trying to exaggerate his “holy shit phil how are you so bad” thing, and simultaneously, how assertive and opinionated and sassy (i hate that word but literally don’t know a better one to describe him in this vid) phil was the whole time. to the first point, i don’t think there was a single one of phil’s turns in which dan wasn’t passionately yelling saying something like ‘come on phil. you can do this’ and also giving him recommendations on how best he should draw the object to get the point. even when he was in the middle of screaming about how bad phil was, he seemed to occasionally rein it in with a compliment to balance it out. for instance, during phil’s lobster drawing, he did the whole ‘what the fuck even is that’ for a while and then immediately had to dilute it by saying something like, “okay but by the end i could totally tell they were claws.” or when phil very reasonably points out that he’s using his wrong hand which is why he’s struggling, dan immediately agrees and repeats it as if for emphasis: “they’re not using their wrong hand to be fair.” and he even calls himself out about this, with the usual “WHY AM I HELPING YOU???” i honestly read dan as wanting to go to his default mode of supporting phil and celebrating his lateral/creative thinking (reminiscent of when he did this in the impossible quiz) the whole time, but then also needing to keep the comedy going by acting so confounded by phil’s inability to draw simple objects. as mentioned however, phil does not respond in the typical amazingphil™ way to all of the taunting. whereas in 2014-15 era dapg bants, he tended to just remain docile while dan would make his ‘what the fuck are you on about’ comments regarding phil’s weird sexual innuendoes or whatever else, in this video phil was anything but docile. he was in fact quite consistent in giving his own opinionated statements/retorts. just an abbreviated list:

  • the bit where he names the robot bianca and dan immediately objects and phil basically goes, yes. i named it. deal with it. hoe.
  • when they’re looking at other people’s umbrella drawings and he goes “oh shut up. look at you with your perfect umbrellas” in the sneeriest voice known to humankind
  • when dan is making fun of him pretty intensely and phil actually adamantly defends himself and says, “put me under pressure, and i can’t do things.” doesn’t seem like someone who’s just submissively accepting dan’s mockery. he’s explaining why it was hard for him.
  • “look at arty jim down here” damn. arty jim got fuckin rekt  
  • “how is ‘lobster’ easy ???? ?  i mean what the hell,” again in the sneeriest voice i’ve heard
  • his absolute disgust that dan got elbow so easily, and the way he proceeds to shove dan and threatens to “elbow [him] in the face.” like damn. he fightin back
  • when he’s like ‘i don’t  even do anything with this hand’ and flops his left hand around i s2g he is trying to sneak in a cheeky sexual innuendo and slyly allude to wanking in the way that he does best and DAN DOESNT HEAR HIM THE FIRST TIME bc he’s talking and phil just stares at him while he flops his hand around and repeats “i don’t even use this hand it’s a dead weight” and dan absolutely doesn’t take the bait. oh my god. phil intentionally trying to annoy dan with innuendoes, and checking to see if he gets it,,,, that is the shit i live for
  • ‘all or nothing on the zebra’ cheeky laugh. damn.
  • the way he’s like ‘just shut up then’ to dan as he begins drawing the zebra. because he’s not taking dan’s shit
  • etc etc etc

and i firmly believe phil was HOLDING BACK in this!!!! !! ! and was still at least partially constrained by/aware of the camera and his usual role as the quieter, gentler foil to dan’s hysteria and melodramatics. so like. just imagine how much more assertive he is when the camera isn’t on. i don’t think any of y’all need to be worried in any way about phil’s ability to handle everything dan dishes out bc i think he’s happily returning it in full measure.

2. on a similar but somewhat unrelated note, phil spent a lot of time in this video sitting patiently while dan went on some truly remarkable monologues and i thought it was noteworthy, mostly in that phil just couldn’t stop looking at dan in apparent adoration even while he was being a dramatic child. i felt like the staring was much less guarded than phil tends to be—he’s usually so aware of the camera and consciously tries to maintain eye contact with the audience as much as possible, but there were just a few moments in this where i was surprised by how long he let himself just watch dan. 

during dan’s first ‘artsy vs. creative’ monologue:

during dan’s random ass screaming about a raccoon idek:

during dan’s second ‘artsy vs. creative’ monologue:

phil was p captivated. and these def are moments where he’s looking at dan for longer than usual, not just one-off instances of the most fleeting glances that i screenshotted for effect. i promise. 

3. there were some like,,, incredible exchanges during this vid that i specifically want to analyze.

first, the ‘dabble with a robot’ bit at the beginning when dan tries to get phil to admit that he’s making an innuendo and phil won’t do it. i loved this so much. i don’t even have anything much to say other than dan is trying to kill the innocent!phil trope so hard and it’s so funny to me. also. phil was def talking about robot sex. and right after he says dabble the first time, there’s this really obvious jump cut and the immediate frame following it is THIS:

and i just NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF DIRTY ROBOT SEX COMMENT THEY CUT OUT. ugh.

second: ‘i think bianca has a crush on you and she’s mistreating me.’ let’s unpack this. because at first i was just like oh so some inanimate object with a vaguely female voice is showing a potential preference or softness for dan, and phil immediately thinks that she’s crushing on him. and that’s interesting in itself because it’s a surprising leap to make, tbh, and i would never expect phil to say it. but then the second bit, ‘and she’s mistreating me,’ stated as a completely natural follow-up thought. i initially didn’t even pay any mind to this bc like ok whatever he’s whining about not getting his point. but like. think about it for a second. in what context would someone who has a crush on dan mistreat phil other than jealousy or irritation due to the fact that phil is the reason dan is romantically unavailable? like honestly??? ? a platonic interpretation of that comment doesn’t even exist. ‘x has a crush on you and they’re mistreating me’ is literally only a thing someone would say to their significant other. tbh.

third, and my personal fav: the convo after phil ‘cheats’ or pushes dan’s arm while he’s drawing the spoon. just every bit of it. the way that dan leans in on his second repeat of ‘how would you do it then.’ the way that phil completely drops his on-camera voice when he says, ‘no we’re not doing best of three, we’re doing three rounds. it’s 4-2 right now.’ it’s the most natural voice ever, as though he immediately assumes this convo won’t be left in the video. and i imagine a lot of their behind the scenes negotiation as they film for dapg, regarding how things will be scored/structured, happens like this. as in, without some sort of CUT CUT PAUSE interjection to break the filming, but rather just a noticeable shift in tone to demonstrate to each other that they’re saying something that should be cut out in editing. to me, this is just completely reaffirmed by the amount of eye contact that immediately follows phil talking about the score. here’s an amazing gifset of it, which i need all of yall to click and look at, to really get what i’m saying here. and here’s my own screenshot bc y not:

it feels like phil definitely is trying to just have a conversation with dan to figure how they should proceed but dan is still performing a bit, and hamming up his exasperation for the camera when he says, ‘best of three, that would mean i win.’ phil then catches on, drops some of his softness and his natural voice, and immediately looks back to the camera. just. such a good, revealing little exchange. and as soon as the little natural moment is broken, phil immediately defaults back into the sassiness that he’s been demonstrating the whole video by saying, ‘i’m not! i’m just having so much fun,” in like. the world’s most sarcastic voice. then dan chiming in with the requisite fond “this guy” followed by “he’s so sneaky, can you imagine playing monopoly with him?” and that’s interesting too bc it’s dan ~breaking the fourth wall~ more explicitly and talking directly to us, and specifically to this section of his audience that has been voraciously demanding they play board games. he knows he’s being cute and domestic or whatever but at the same time it seems like he’s been genuinely a bit insecure about so overtly denying the audience something they’ve been asking for for so long, which is why he keeps bringing it up and trying to justify it in various ways–by explaining that it would be boring (as he said in his live show) or that it’d end badly (as he said on twitter and now in this video).

wow. just such a good and unexpectedly thought-provoking video. i loved it and genuinely laughed a lot even though the bants were so dramatic and overdone. they were having so much fun the whole time, in my opinion, and that, coupled with their continued lower boundaries regarding on-camera mannerisms, eye contact, touching, etc. seem to be the running themes of post-baking universe dapg. excited to see how these things develop over the course of the year! and also just so excited to see that they are actually carrying forward and sticking to their perceived re-commitment to the gaming channel that happened with gamingmas. they’re really making an effort to film in advance and post way more regularly than we’ve been used to, despite “life things” that are happening. they’re working hard to show us that they care deeply about this channel still and it’s just so uplifting to see that, and to be reminded with each video that they also have so much fun together, always :’)

(dan vs. phil: quick draw)

anonymous asked:

So I've read all your Supercorp stuf on ao3 and if you were going to recommend other fics to read what would you recommend?

okey dokey kiddos buckle up. this list includes fics im currently subscribed to and desperately awaiting an update on and fics i have finished but loved. i did a literal rec bc i wasn’t totally sure what you wanted. if i forgot to mention you or your fic i still love you im just poorly organised pls forgive me.

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So I’m really soft rn and here a list of what I love about Yongguk 

  1. His smile definitely has to start the list. It’s so bright and vibrant and takes up like 2/3 of his face. The corners of his lips pull up and are sharp and his eyes crinkle and his gums show and he honestly has one of the best smiles I’ve ever laid eyes on. Seeing his smile in person was blinding.
  2. His presence is so calm even when he’s excited??? He literally oozes tranquility and it’s so nice and it jsut always makes me calmer idk whenever i see him smiling or laughing or listening to his voice
  3. the fact that he’s so ready to be himself and expand his music genres but also return to what he loves. also the fact that he goes so h a r d with his music but is literally the softest man alive
  4. he loves his members???? the line from 4:44 am where he says he watches his “younger brothers run towards what they think is happiness” fks me the fk up all the time, also he just straight out told fans that the members will be number one and the fact that he’s ready to just tell us that straight out is just amazing. Also in that one heyo where they play that cute flower game and Yongguk gets caught first but at the end of the game he’s like “was I the only one who had fun” even though he literally didn’t even play cause he got caught for not knowing what naruto was, he just enjoys his members company 
  5. hes a goddamn grandpa and acts like one too, with his cute waddles, and small pockets of wisdom, and how he just has old man food taste
  6. he’s an excitable smiley child, who runs through fields and wheezes laughing sometimes and laughs at the members dumb jokes, and bothers them too like bouncing around and dancing and blowing a whistle straight into Jongpup’s ear
  7.  his voice, fk me the fk up, i literally have a playlist of just Yongguk I use to calm down and chill, because his voice is so low and raspy and the way he speaks is so slow and deliberate and how his voice forms arounds words makes me fall in love every time, even the aegyo voice he pulls out on occasion, pls watch this i love him
  8. He’s got the most gorgeous hands I have ever seen on a person, they’re so slim and well proportioned and its obv he takes so much care of his nails, it makes me just wanna interlace out fingers together. 
  9. He’s so kind??? he loves children and dogs and he just b e a m s if he sees either of them, he’s constantly doing what he can to donate to organizations and inspiring us to become better people as well and he cares so so much for this world we all share
  10. the fact that he’s honestly such an inspiration. Here he is following his dreams and living a life he’s carved out for himself and he’s gone through a lot to get here and its honestly so admirable. He’s always giving us little bits of wisdom and advice to follow what we love and follow our passions and thanks Bang Yongguk for being a huge inspiration and support (especially when I didn’t have any) for me to follow my dreams of art and try for a future where I can do what I love
Murder

A'IGHT IT’S TIME TO LEARN U A THING

IN ONLY FIVE YES FIVE EASY STEPS YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER LET’S BEGIN SHALL WE FRIENDO???

Step one: Choosing the victim!
You don’t really want to murder your next door neighbor because police investigate and question the neighbors and relatives also friends of the victim. Buuut, also don’t murder a person three states over, because then the police can say “Y/N took a road trip on the day before the murder- and that trip was to an area near the crime!” Boom, suspects list+ prison.

Basically, don’t murder your neighbor, but also don’t murder someone that you need a road trip to get to.

Make sure it’s not
•a friend
•a family
•a datemate

because those are the people that people usually murder.


Step two: Precautions and Preparations

Organized murders are always better.
Buuut always have a plan b

And c

Hopefully d and e.

Buy EVERYTHING at least a month in advance

With cash. Things bought in card are tracked.

And!!! Don’t buy everything at once. You don’t wanna be the guy who is at the checkout counter with rope, pliers, garbage bags, and kitchen knives. Just… Don’t.

Please.

Don’t forget the cleaning supplies! Hydrogen peroxide gets bloodstains out!


Step three: Method of killing

So you already have
•a victim
•a plan
•supplies

Remember that you also don’t need to kill them at home! Homes have security systems quite a lot of the time.

But!!! Don’t make it a too public place! That’s gonna be important in step four.
Here’s some methods.

Strangulation:
Use a thick pillow that belongs to the person, not you… Unless you burn it afterwards. That’s ok. Sometimes, your victim will fake a death. If they suddenly go limp, pinch them really hard and suddenly. If they flinch or tense up at all, keep applying pressure

Stabbing:
Not recommended, as its a messy death that lets them scream unless you gag them. Again, hydrogen peroxide. Use an icicle! It melts afterwards, so there’s no murder weapon!

Injection:
Poisoning is sooo last week. Simply get a hypodermic needle and fill the syringe with air. It mimics a heart attack but can’t be stopped by asprin, so you can even skip step four if you want.

Actually, if you wanna poison, make sure you use a strong poison like ricin. You can coat a needle with it and subtly stab it into someone’s thigh or buttcheek. They’ll never suspect that that person who bumped into them in the crowd was their killer.

Heck, you could just hang them and frame it as suicide.


Step four: Body Disposal

Burying:
Ok, ok, I admit that this one is a bit overused. But oh well, this is my fave one, so you get a tutorial.
Satellites look for holes or patches of turned dirt that are about six feet long because, well, its suspicious!

Drain and portion the body.

Draining: put the body’s head against the side of the tub so that is is raised. Get a plastic chair, like a lawn chair even, and out the body’s feet and shins on it. Basically, you only want the lower back and butt to touch the floor of the tub. Make a couple slits in the butt and lower back, make sure they go deep. Two things to remember here.
•Blood. Is. Not. Nuclear. Waste. Chill. Please.
•dont feel bad friendo its a body it can’t feel any pain. K???
Ok so then proceed to mix the collected fluids with slaked lime but just a bit! and oxygen producing bleach. Then let it drain some more until you’re sure that there’s no more fluids in it, then sprinkle slaked lime and pour in the bleach.

Portioning is literally cutting it in bits. Nothing much to say except cut with a sharp knife at the joints.

Ok, so back to burial. There are a couple choices for location.
You can bury it in the hole where a casket will be buried soon. Just dig maybe three feet deeper and cover the body with a nice thick layer of sand. When the casket is buried, so will your body. Extremely low chance that the body will be found.

You could just bury it in a wooded or simply non inhabitated place by burying it with the rest of that slaked lime vertically 6-10 feet underneath a dead dog. If body sniffing hounds dig up the dog (or other animal) the police will assume that it’s a false positive and go away, phew.

But you could always mix it with some fish parts and go fishing. Chum the water a bit. Only if fishing’s your thing tho. Idk you might catch a marlin or somethin.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE!!!
THERE ARE SOME BODY PARTS THAT NEED TO BE DESTROYED!!!

Body part.
Good method of destroying
Why destroying is needed

Bellybutton.
Knife, sharp shovel, fire
Mix of debris and bacteria is unique

Ears
Knife, fire
Pattern of rings and swirls is like a fingerprint

Eyes
Toothpick (fun fact: eyes are mostly liquid on the inside, just pop it like a 🎈.) Fire, knife, fork
Retinal scans, my dear. Also digital face reconstruction.

Teeth
Hammer, pliers
You want to pulverize teeth and turn them into a powder that you scatter. Dental records.

Fingertips
Knife, fire
Fingerprints and debris.

Hair
Fire, scissors (both is good)
The same reason you don’t want any of your hair at the crime scene, my dear.

Also!!! If you have the time and the tools, it will help if you cut up the pelvis into many many pieces and bury it separately. Pelvis can I’d gender. Basically, you want this body unrecognizable.

By anyone.

I’m serious.

Dead serious.

Sorry. I had to make that pun.


Step five: Last regards and rules of thumb

Don’t get cocky. That’s how serial killers get caught.

Wear clothes and shoes that are too big, and stuff the shoes so it isn’t too obvious that they are a different size. It also helps to sand down the soles so that they leave no unique prints. Burn all clothes and shoes after the murder.

Wear a hoodie or other hat so you don’t leave hair at the scene and so the color can’t be id’d. Use a spray on wash out dye in a natural color just in case.

Avoid the news and papers for at least three weeks after your crime, the police use those as tools to psyche you out and make you want to turn yourself in.

And remember…

Until they find a body, it’s just another dead person.

TL;DR
don’t kill friend
Clean up
Dry up and bury the body
Stay hidden
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The Bookshop That Has (Almost) Everything

fun fact this is loosely based on a real bookshop I once found somewhere in greenwich idk exactly where it is but if ever find urself around the area look out for it its v cute and v tiny

summary: Phil works at a bookshop. Dan buys a book one day, and, in a ploy to see Phil, keeps returning with more and more obscure requests so Phil has to spend more time searching. After Dan leaves with ‘cactus maintenance: a memoir’, Phil starts to suspect something’s up.

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“Look,” Phil sighs when he catches sight of the book Dan’s clutching today. “I know there’s a very good chance you keep cacti and you just wanna maintain them and it’s probably wrong of me to assume otherwise, but-…can I ask you something?”

Dan gulps, putting the book titled “Cactus Maintenance: A Memoir” down on the counter.

“Do you actually need half of the books you come in here for?” he asks softly. “I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s a good chance you might actually ride motorcycles, study bricklaying, want to know more about frogspawn or- you know, wanna look after your cacti, but…” he shrugs. “I don’t know. It’s just- um, you’re the first person I’ve met that, you know, buys one book every single day. When do you get time to read them all?”

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i.

Graveland’s Books is the kind of place you’d only come across if you were either very bored, very desperate, or very lost.

It hides on the tail end of an alleyway just behind the village market, and the gnarled wooden beams, the glass oil lanterns lining either side of the aged brickwork and the rusty bronze bell hanging above the door would fool anyone into thinking they’d just stepped out of 2016 and into the 18th century. If it wasn’t for the mobile phone shop sitting directly opposite, of course.

It’s not big in size, with a staff room and an office the size of a postage stamp upstairs and just about enough room to fit two free standing bookshelves in the middle of the shop, but books spill into every single crack. Stacks and stacks of fiction and history and travel and biographies narrow the aisles between the shelves, and it’s all too easy to trip over a random pile of books in the middle of the floor when you’re not concentrating properly.

But, for a job running along the sidelines of university, Phil enjoys it. He’d certainly rather spend his time flicking through a story about a cursed mushroom than stack supermarket shelves and deal with obnoxious co-workers, anyway.

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Hello hello! My blog is about to turn 3 years old soon, and since 3 is a magic number and since I hit 1k followers, I decided to do one of these again :3 If you’re reading this and you follow me, I wanna say thank you so so so much! I appreciate all of you to the moon and back ♡ Also, thank you to those who’ve been supporting/following my side blog @kaekiro ! :’) I never expected it to get the love it has. 

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anonymous asked:

Hello ~ going to be doing a mystic messenger AU of high school comic and need inspiration, rfa + minor trio including mc as to what type of students they are (include what year you'd think they'd be in etc) ~ thank chu ^.^

ohoho i really like this request it’s fun to get ones that aren’t x mc,, and it’s gonna be based off of american highschool because i don’t know other schools lolol

Zen

  • He’s a junior but he acts like he’s a senior
  • And by saying that I mean he skips a lot of classes and doesn’t care about a lot of his grades
  • He’s that kind of person
  • He tries not to distract other people in class though cause like he does understand that there are people that want to learn and get a good education and he doesn’t wanna mess that up for them
  • Anyway he’s pretty bad at the main subjects (like math, science, english) but he gets pretty into the miscellaneous classes
  • Literally takes gym all four years wth

Yoosung

  • Canon that he’s actually a good high school student
  • Anyway he’s that smol freshman that tries really hard to get all good grades and be prepared for everything
  • He gets overwhelmed really easy and if his workload gets too big
  • He’ll cry from stress
  • My mind is telling me that he’s good at history
  • I feel like he would actually be pretty good at memorization like he makes a bunch of flashcards and is efficient with studying (at least for that)
  • He’s that student that’s good at the subjects during class but when tests come around he full out panics
  • He plays the clarinet and is super good at it
  • But he makes a bunch of silly mistakes like playing a note too high or for a little too long
  • It’s not that bad but it’s enough to stop him from being in the front

Jaehee

  • Senior that everyone’s High Key™ gay for
  • She’s so accomplished like she’s in all AP classes and is in SGA and is fluent in Latin
  • Gets all As always and gets super stressed out when she gets anything less even if its an 89%
  • She plays viola and has been since she was a little kid so she’s super good at it
  • And she stays after school and tutors the other kids if they need help
  • Needless to say she gets pretty stressed a lot
  • But she’s pretty good at handling so she keeps up her grades and extra curricular activities

Jumin

  • He’s a junior
  • And he’s not really great at school
  • Like he tries pretty hard to understand everything, but he gets frustrated when it takes him too long to get the hang of it
  • So he’s in on grade classes with Zen
  • Hoo boy that won’t go over well
  • For the most part he keeps to himself but he talks to other students during group activities or like if they come up to him first
  • But other than that assuming in your AU the RFA knows each other he doesn’t talk to anyone outside of the RFA
  • And he doesn’t do any extra curricular activities cause who’s got time for that

Seven

  • The sophmore that everyone loves
  • Some of them love him because he’s really funny
  • But most people love him because he’s hella smart and he lets anyone copy his homework he straight up doesn’t care
  • Definitely the class clown like is that even a question
  • But when he has to he can focus on working because he does actually care about his grades
  • It doesn’t take him long to understand whatever they’re learning so he can just do random shit during most of the class
  • Like make paper airplanes and throw them at Vanderwood
  • Takes all those computer classes idek what ones there are but he’s in all of them
  • And you can’t convince me that he doesn’t play violin like
  • Just him playing the devil went down to georgia super extra ly
  • Aesthetic

V

  • He’s that senior that everyone loves and everyone wants to be like
  • Already has hella scholarships and got accepted to an Ivy League school
  • And he’s the president of SGA
  • But he still goes to school because he’s that nerd that actually likes going
  • Mostly because he’s in art and a bunch of other artistic specials idk if it’s called that anywhere that’s what we called it at my school like art and photography and writing
  • He’s that guy that’s just really kind all the time but in like basic ways like holds the door open for people and picks stuff up for people that they dropped

Saeran

  • Sophmore that has already given up on school
  • Like he has no patience for any of this shit anymore
  • But he’s also really naturally intelligent so like he can pass tests without studying and does his homework in class like immediately after he gets it so that he doesn’t have to worry about it when he gets home
  • And since he’s smart he gets to be in all the same classes as Seven!! Yay!
  • He really hates it
  • But not as much as Vanderwood
  • And like Jumin he’s not friends with anyone outside of the RFA and he doesn’t even really consider them his friends so like ,
  • He has no energy for any special classes like he takes the bare minimum and just stops

Vanderwood

  • Sophomore and they regret that every day of their entire life
  • If only they could have been born another year, but alas, they’re stuck in the same class as Seven
  • They complain about Seven a lot with Saeran
  • Like more than you would expect
  • When Seven finds out it hurts him greatly
  • Anyway on a different subject than Seven, they’re pretty average at academics
  • Like, they’re smart enough to be in advanced classes but they get Bs and Cs on average
  • They’re in orchestra and they play the cello and i’m just screaming thinking about that
  • They’re really good at playing but they started later than normal like 6/7th grade but they picked it up really quickly and got good super quick
stay the night  -  jaehyun

Originally posted by yoonohthings

summary; your parents are out of town for the weekend and your friend–wait….maybe jaehyun is something…..more than just a friend to you…?

genre; fluff, next door neighbour jaehyun aaaAAA

a/n;  this is ½ requests for @oohsehun​ !! i hope you like the NCT and wanna one scenarios!!! 
jaehyun is actually one of my nct (127) biases (the other is winwin lmao)




You really didn’t think your parents trusted you. Well of course they trusted you. But….with the house? By yourself? For the entire weekend, Friday to Monday? It was crazy. Last time you were left alone you got stuck on the roof and you had to get Mrs Jung to help you down. But that was when you were younger. There are now locks to the attic. And the window that gets you onto the roof. But you always find yourself up there. With who? Jaehyun. Close friend for most of your life. Always there when you needed to rant to anyone, always there to tell you it’s gonna be ok, and always there to make your heart go that special kind of boom-boom. He was also there to talk about weir things he had seen in the sky. But. That’s not the important part. The important part is, yes, over the years, you fell for Jaehyun.  Fuck. But like every fairy-tale trope, you couldn’t exactly tell him. If you did, and he didn’t like you back in that way? Friendship = probably made awkward then ruined.

“A whole weekend?! Are they serious?!”

“Yeah…they just left a couple hours ago…5pm I think…I never thought they would let me do it again after last time…”

“That was a disaster.”

“I’m sorry! I didn’t know you can’t put soup in a microwave.”

“You see? This is exactly the reason why your parents told me to move in with you guys one time.”

“Jaehyun that was a joke and the only reason why they wanted you to “move in” was because you cook spicy pork really well. You couldn’t tell but I was doing air quotation marks.”

“Of course you were…are you going to be alright by yourself?”

“I’ll be fine! Trust me…”

It only took 5 minutes. 5 minutes. And then you weren’t ok. You weren’t fine. You were tearing up, crouching on a chair in the kitchen, phone in hand, equipped with an electric fly swatter. Yep….only one explanation to that…and that is? 

[9:10 PM] from Y/n 😇🤗: jAEHYUN THERES A BUG IN MY KITCHEN IT’S MOVING AND I’M REALLY SCARED I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS HELP

[9:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖: y/n wtf….it’s not even been 5 minutes…

[9:10 PM] from Y/n 😇🤗: jAEEEEEEEEE HELP

[9:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖: …………….i’ll be over in a minute….

You could tell that Jaehyun was sighing. You could definitely tell that he let out one of those long, un-interrupted sighs that he normally does when you do something stupid or weird. And the weird thing about this was that he actually took a minute. Running from his house to yours in his adidas joggers, a random jumper and his vans, he was at your door when the time hit 9:11 PM. Well…was he planning to go over to yours already? It doesn’t take him that quick to get to yours. Anyways, running round the back to the garden door, the lock clicked, and he quickly closed it after him so none of the cold air gets in. Then, he just sees you, aiming to throw the electric fly swatter at the bug.

“Oh, no, easy tiger…don’t throw the swatter. That’s not the brightest of things to do…”

“Jae what else do I do?! I’ve done everything!!”

“Throwing the god damn fly swatter wouldn’t help anyone or anything, Y/n.”

“Then get it!!”

“Alright….hold on….”

Jaehyun said, picking up a spare glass and piece of paper, placing the glass over the bug, then sliding the paper underneath, so that he could place it outside. Closing the door, you still….had the damn fly swatter in your hand.

“Are you going to put the fly swatter down now?”

“No…”

“It’s gone. It was only a beetle.”

“Only a beetle?! You say it like it was nothing…”

“Because it was only nothing!”

“Oh come on Jae…you know I don’t like bugs. Or beetles.”

It was…actually true. You didn’t like beetles, or bugs, or both. The only exceptions would probably be ladybugs, butterflies and bumblebees and that’s mainly it. Anything else can go fuck itself. With something sharp and sand paper-y. You sighed, putting the fly swatter down, looking to your phone. 9:14PM. Only just 9:14PM. God…this was going to be a long weekend. 

“Have you eaten?”

“Hm? Yeah…I ate with my parents before they left.”

“Good…”

“Mhm…”

You sighed, standing up to walk into the front room. Your arms were raised over your head, stretching yourself out. Man, you kind of sat on that chair for a while…it’s not that comfortable. Jaehyun followed in, kicking his shoes off and then proceeding to sit on the sofa. 

“Jae I just realised something…you came here quickly. Like…you took exactly one minute, like you said…you couldn’t have gotten out of bed that quickly…”

“Yeah…well…I was actually planning on coming over anyways.”

“Really? Why?”

“It’s friday…I got nothing to do.”

Ha, Jung Jaehyun, you god damn liar. Yeah, he was kind of telling the truth with the boredom bit, he was pretty bored at home in bed. But…he was also coming over just to be with you, to be in your company. Just to at least have his arm over your shoulder, and you asleep. Those moments are nice. But the moments where you two just lie awake talking nonsense about the world, laughing to each other. Those are nice too. The best moment, are those two moment scenarios combined. You’re just lying in his arms while he’s just talking nonsense about anything and everything, with nothing making sense. A lot of people, including your parents ask you if you and Jaehyun are a thing, in which you reply with a short and brazen no. But with those little scenarios, of course people are going to ask. Sometimes people associate those things with couples and stuff, not friends. Of course, you two have been doing that ever since you were little, so nothing was weird or anything, you two thought it was normal to hug each other and stuff for long periods of time while being so close to each other without having the need to say ‘fuck it do you wanna make out or something idk it kind of feels like you want to’. Staring off into space as normal, Jaehyun’s head was in the stars while you tried to get his attention. The main word here is tried. So what do you do when you can’t get his attention? 

“Jae…”

Slip yourself under his arm and just wrap your arm around him. And…cue the pout. You pouted at him whenever he wasn’t paying attention, even when it was just the two of you. Gazing down, a smile came across his face, with maybe a chuckle coming out too. 

“Yes?”

“You didn’t answer my question…”

“What was it again? Sorry I must’ve been daydreaming…”

“I asked if you wanted to stay the night…”

“Mhm…I can’t be asked to go back home…”

“Even if you ran?”

“I’m too tired…”

“So are you gonna stay?”

“Sure, it’ll be warmer than my house.”

“The heater’s still broken?!”

“Yep…it’s not fun…”

“And this is why I tell you not to play basketball in the garage.”

“You initiated it first!!”

“You’re right…”

The TV played on in the background, but you and Jaehyun didn’t pay any attention at all. None was on the tv, all was on each other. You kind of wondered though…why did he want to come see you? Yeah he could of been bored, but if he was bored he could of just texted you…why did he have to come see you in person? You kind of knew something was up, but you didn’t exactly want to assume what he was feeling. Who knows? It could be fully red, undeniable love for you. It could be the fact that you can’t really be trusted by yourself and that you needed protecting from the smallest of bugs, even beetles. Or it could be that he just wanted to be in your company, like always. That was always the case. You couldn’t help though…that your head was definitely telling you that…yeah, he came over for a completely different reason than the ones you just named off the top of your head.

“Is it me or is this sofa kind of uncomfortable…?”

“It’s probably you…I’m pretty comfortable where I am…”

Yeah you’re pretty comfortable- because you’re lying on him. Your whole being was just lying on him. He was pretty comfortable, to tell you the truth. The whole time that Jaehyun was getting comfortable on the sofa, your body shifted. So in the end, while Jaehyun was lying down, you  became a little koala bear- your arms were wrapped around him, and one leg over his. 

“Yeah that’s because you’re lying on me and not the sofa.”

That’s what…I just said. You sighed, playing with the sleeve of his jumper, your finger tracing each and every curve on the arm. Things like that make you sleepier, it just calms you down a lot. 

“Oh yeah…you got a point there…do you want to move?”

“Nah, I’m fine, you’re probably wanting me to stay like this so that you could fall asleep and that I would have to carry you to your room like last time.”

“…Do you read minds or something…?”

“So you do want me to carry you to your room?”

“…You know you can get a lot of money for mind reading…like those mystic people in the paper…”

“You’re changing the subject.”

“You could buy a lot of pork with that money….and americanos…and peaches too. You can get ones that have like the panty looking casing on them…I’ll show you!!”

And so you just take out your phone…and look up peaches with panties. Just to distract him from his own questions. But wait…who knows if he was actually was ok with carrying you up to your room? Like a princess too, just to add that. All bridal style, you know. Sweet, like you, basically. And those peaches with the panties lead you to both talk about….somehow….aliens. 

“The russians say that we’ll have contact with aliens in 2031.”

“Really? What is the first sentence that we’ll ask them if we come into contact with them?”

“…”

“…”

Tony or Steve?”

“Oh they’re definitely Steve. There’s no denying it.”

“But then again….they did kind of attack us in the first film…”

“Yes but there’s no way in telling they’re the Chitauri aliens. The would only get offended by the avengers if they were the Chitauri aliens and if they watched the avengers.”

”We’ll get them to watch the second one.”

“…We’ll?”

“Yeah, who knows, they might end up on your doorstep or mine.”

“If they come to my doorstep I’ll point them in the direction of your house. My mum will only think that me and the alien are dating anyways…”

“Wait…would she really say that?”

“These days, unfortunately…yes.”

“Why’s that?”

“Uh…she’s getting to that point where she thinks I need someone and it’s actually putting a lot of stress on my side because of school and stuff…so anyone who she sees me with…she thinks I like them and stuff…”

“Well you have me….”

“Wait…what?”

Wait what indeed, dear Y/n. He did in fact say that you had him. What’s with all these cryptic messages that he’s given you today? First it was the checking to see if you’re ok, coming to save you from that beetle, holding you a little tighter than normal, the whole scenario about wanting to carry you and stuff, and now the ‘you have me’ sentence. Jung Jaehyun would you care to share your feeling about Y/n right here right now? Yes, he did in fact like you back. A whole lot. A whole…lotta love for you. Maybe even more than you liked him. He always felt a certain tendency to look after you, protect you- hold you. He wanted to do nothing more than that, just hold you every single day. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact that he didn’t know that you liked him back and the fact that he thought that you liked someone else, he would be doing a lot more than just holding you…if you get my drift. Like….holding hands. And kissing and stuff. Just simple, lovely things like that. He never really had a feeling like this for you before, but it started to come around the same time as you; during high school. This wasn’t to say that this was a hormone induced love interest on both sides, but it only played a small part. Instead, it was just a…love-love interest. No fancy gadgets or apps to say that ‘hey you two look like a cute couple swipe up to fuck and swipe down to say fuck off’. No, this was just pure, unadulterated love interests. Simple. You could say that this was skinny love, but it was more like skinny-for-the-love-of-god-just-tell-each-other-that-you-like-each-other. 

“Hey Y/n, do you ever think about someone who you want to really love…but for some reason you can’t?”

“…”

“…Y/n?”

Asleep. Fast asleep. You were going through with your initial plan and you didn’t even realise it. You just got really, really tired after talking, and hearing his voice, talking about something that he was truly interested in and loved, sent you to sleep, along with his soft heart beat, drumming against your ears. Like a little kid, who falls asleep to the sound of their mother’s heart beat and voice. Obviously your relationship with Jaehyun wasn’t like that, some aspects definitely were though.

“Hmm…?”

“It’s pretty late…”

“How late…?”

“About….11?”

Did you guys really stay up that long talking about peaches that have panties and what avengers film aliens should see in 2031? Wow, you two certainly have good imaginations.

“You’re falling asleep, maybe we should go to sleep…”

“Nooooo…..I’m ok………”

“Y/n you’re falling asleep again.”

“Leave me be….let me sleep.”

“Alright, I’ll let you sleep here, and I’ll just go sleep in your bed. Without you.”

“Jung Jaehyun don’t you dare–”

“Then come on…or….”

“Or what…?”

“Is this your way of telling me to carry you like last time?”

“…”

“…”

“…I have no feeling in my legs.”

“…I’m still not carrying you.”

“Oh come on!!”

You said, standing up with a sigh vanishing from your lips. One more sigh came from Jaehyun, a small chuckle coming out before a pat on the back, and a small rub too. With Jaehyun turning off every appliance downstairs, you watched him as he moved around quite quickly, just to be next to you again. Some things were adding up Making your way up the stairs, you did feel the sensation that was your legs coming back to you, along with walking down the hallway to your room. Turn on the light, let Jaehyun in, close the door. You started to take your jumper off, and to Jaehyun’s surprise too.

“D-Do you want me to turn around or something?”

“Huh? Oh, it’s ok, I have a shirt on underneath, chill.”

You manner was now kind of….laidback, very different to the one that you displayed downstairs. Just whipping that jumper off, making Jaehyun have a heart attack, by any chance do you have a…plan? No? Wow….that’s a first. Jaehyun strided along your bed, sitting down on it, watching you get ready to sleep. He didn’t realise that girls do quite a bit before they sleep. Wipe off their makeup, brush their hair, the lot. Everything to do before having a good nights sleep. You turned around after getting ready, doing the same as Jaehyun did- sit on the bed. You got under the covers first, then Jaehyun followed. And like always, one arm was always in the little crevice of your neck, just pulling you closer. And the other arm was keeping you close too, while your arms were snaked around him. It was how it always was. Just you two, lying in each other’s arms.

“Night Jae…”

You mumbled, your eyes closing. Your face was fully submerged into his neck, your head supporting his. You were surprised by one thing though, one more night time surprise to add up to his cryptic messages- a small kiss, planted on your forehead. Just a small, but slightly messy one. Of course, it was quite late, the dude was tired as hell, and so were you. But nonetheless, it was a kiss to show affection. The only thing though? He never kissed you on the forehead before. In fact, he’s never kissed you before full stop. At all. This was the first kiss he gave to you. Ever. His tired ass must of been like ‘fuck it’ and just did it anyways, thinking that you wouldn’t notice- but you did. So you two, slowly, but surely, drifted off to your dreams, in each other’s arms. Honestly, that was the best way to fall asleep with each other. Just you, surrounded by his arms, projecting his care to you without him knowing. And Jaehyun, taking the heat and love from you, and going to town with it. He really did like having you in his arms. But that peaceful sleep was disrupted. By a freak thunderstorm– that wasn’t supposed to happen until later on in the morning. Oh well. One crack of thunder woke you up, making you rub your eyes. But…guess who else was woken up? Jaehyun.

“What….what time is it?”

“4:50….”

“In the morning?”

“No we slept through lunch and breakfast…yes in the morning…”

“Maybe we should try to get back to sleep…”

“I can’t…even if I tried.”

“Why? Is there something on your mind?”

He asked, turning over to face you. You kind of just,,,sigh, before glancing over to Jaehyun. Come on, you want to tell him you like him right? When it’s just you two, and your parents aren’t there to tell you jackshit? Well, now’s the time. Maybe. Ok yeah, it’s definitely time to tell him you like him. Now, come on, just tell him. You want to…but your hand won’t move. Or your body, You can’t move. You’re so still, but so shaken up on the inside. It’s crazy to think that Jaehyun could do this to you, even after all this time. A small gulp, and geronimo.

“Yeah…there is…”

You asked, a smile being graced across your face. A genuine smile. A cute, genuine smile. You also….braced yourself for utter heart break and despair. Just getting those tears ready. And then, everything went white. Black and white. and grey too. You let the words fall out of your mouth. Just let them fall, no picking them up.

“I…like you.”

“Y/n are you really confessing to me at…4:53 in the morning?”

“Sooner rather than later, right?”

“Yeah…that’s true…”

“Alright…I’m going to get back to sleep–”

“Not so fast…you forgot something.”

“What?”

He stopped, a blush creeping onto his cheeks. He didn’t know that he would get this far. But…uh…he did. Now, he had to do it. He wasn’t going to sleep if he didn’t. ‘Fuck it’. Cupping your cheeks, holding them gently, Jaehyun held you close, until he leaned in. Leaning in a little more, until you two were nose to nose, and then, surely, lips to lips. Your eyes widened a little at this sudden action, but you then warmly welcomed the kiss, melting away like your worries about being rejected. Your eyes closed, feeling the warmth from his heart. He pulled away slowly, a genuine smile like yours resting on his face. Your…face was confused. But…it did tell you that he liked you back. Resting back into the usual position, your smile came back, hiding your face into his jumper again.

“So…are we a thing now?”

Your immediate response was a small nod, leading Jaehyun to chuckle a little, before leaving small kisses on your forehead, just like he did before you two fell asleep the first time. The morning was peaceful, like you two in bed. Just resting with each other, it was such a nice feeling. And now that you two are actually a couple now, there was a secret comfort and peace that was now found- in both your hearts. Just from Jaehyun staying the night.


[12:10 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: jAE I KNOW YOU LITERALLY LEFT LIKE 10 MINUTES AGO BUT THERE’S ANOTHER BUG HELP 

[12:10 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: cup. paper. cup over bug. slip paper under cup. cup outside. job done.

[12:10 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: JAE IT’S GOT MORE THAN 4 LEGS HELP 

[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: CUP. PAPER. CUP OVER BUG. SLIP PAPER UNDER CUP. CUP OUTSIDE. JOB DONE

[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: if you come over and get it you can stay the night again

[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: im on my way 

[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: sucker

[12:11 PM] from JaeYuk🍖💓: what 

[12:11 PM] from Y/n 😇💘: what 

TOP TEN MARKSON MOMENTS

Long post ahead y’all but this was a lot of fun to go back and reminiscence about markson and their antics together. I hope all of y’all enjoy! 

Also, please remember that these are my own personal opinions and that they shouldn’t be taken literally or seriously. But if you ever wanna come talk markson with me, I’m always ready :) ((Note: All gifs should be linked directly but videos and pictures with have physical links above them because I’m not sure how to link those to their respective tumblrs– if your post is here and you want your content removed bc you don’t like the linking, msg me and I’ll take it down.)) I’m a litlle late but here we go!!


1. This was one of the ones I already had in mind ;) I just love it bc it’s such a weird situation to be in but Mark, ever the gentleman, just takes it in stride and keeps his hands to himself. I love how near Jackson gets to Mark and if that isn’t the simplest testament of how (pun coming) close they are, I don’t know what is. In all honesty, if Mark really wanted out, a simple hand on the back or a squeeze on the shoulder or even just shifting out of the way would have sufficed but he stays and although his face is stoic, his eyes are constantly on Jackson. LOVE IT!

(Make sure to click the gif to see the whole gif post!)


2. SOFT!! My heart always swells a bit when I see this picture!! It’s natural and pure and they’re both enjoying this moment and it’s evident on their faces. I personally think jumping around puts a smile on most peoples faces and if other people, friends, are doing it with you, then there’s no way that isn’t going to make you shine. SO, jumping+BFF+concert adrenaline+love= BIG A__ SMILES !! Oh they’re also cuties so there’s that factor too.

LINK: http://fyeahmarkson.tumblr.com/post/136342100342


3. TBH I GOT DISTRACTED WITH THIS ONE AND REWATCHED THIS SECTION OF THE REAL GOT7– anyways…THIS IS PROBS MY ALL-TIME FAVE, THAT I FORGOT ABOUT. So the whole episode itself was hilarious with got7 and we got some markson moments sprinkled in but THIS, THIS takes the cake. I mean who doesn’t want to see their otp get this close to kissing? I love Mark’s hands cradling the back of Jackson’s head. I’d like to believe that Jackson stretched his neck up a bit more when Mark touched the other side of the paper but I’m not sure in this gif bc its quick (maybe I’ll add another one after I publish this). Like omg still can’t believe this happened though :D


4.  Ok all the Got2Day Vapp stuff was gold and I loved the fact that we got to see everyone but of course my faves Mark and Jackson had the best one ;) It was cute and relaxed and I just love them in light/soft colors. Also #no#personal#space !! The video is just a short moment but it is super cute and I love them smiling at eachother bc heart palpitations~ OH but the second gif is MY FAVORITE bc it’s Mark just watching Jackson talk and he just looks so content and caring and its just one of those moments ok

(Make sure to click the gif to see the whole gif post!)

LINK: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/152683520387/jackson-lays-on-the-table-and-mark-laughs 


5. I could rant FOR YEARS about this but idk if tumblr has a character limit or no.. BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS JUST ICONIC!! It was actually the 1st to pop into my mind bc it was my icon (no joke for that one sorry) for a month I think? ANYWHO, I just straight up love this. They’re close. Jackson’s shirtless. Said Jackson is pressed along Mark’s backside. Said Mark is very very very smiley. Like Jackson could’ve chosen someone else- JB was kinda close I think- but he chose bae and got all up in bae’s business. And the fact that he’s partially restraining Mark? Keeping him flush with his body and leaning in to talk to him? My heart cannot keep up, this some tachycardia **** right here omg seriously!! Is it hot for anyone else in here or is it just them? *wink* 

PICTURE LINK: http://bangtancity.tumblr.com/post/149470443176/fyeah-markson-please-tell-me-again-that-markson

VIDEO LINK 1: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/149317913961/shirtless-jackson-hugging-mark-from-behind

VIDEO LINK 2: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/149277241258/two-angles


6. GO WATCH THE VIDEO PLEASE. Like the caption is spot on in my mind and I couldn’t agree more on the fact that it looked like Jackson was going to do something intimate and then he hesitated and looked at the camera!! UGH. seriously a fave moment bc its like what were you gonna do? huh?! You can’t not agree with the fact that that boy was playing around behind Mark. And then there’s Mark’s small smile and that little thing he does with his mouth, which reminded me of someone keeping a smirk in check. Oooooh there’s def something going on there and I wish I knew what it was!!

LINK: http://marksonforlife.tumblr.com/post/151033384652/i-already-posted-this-but-ill-post-it-again

I couldn’t find a gif of this video D: but I found some others from the same video (they’re faves but this ^^^ moment is the one I really cared for)


7. ANOTHER VIDEO!! 9/10 markson shippers should remember this badboy right here. I don’t even remember what video this moment came from but even if I see a still I freak out bc this is literal gold. One of the best shows of touchy!Mark and cuddly!Jackson ever. Seriously, Mark kept putting his hands on Jackson and moving subtly, and then he even has the nerve to lean into Jackson further to whisper something-BOY!! And then there’s Jackson who decides it’s perfectly ok to rest his head on Mark’s chest all casual like he’s done it a thousand times before. And one moment I really love to see is Jackson noticing Mark playing with J’s bracelet, looking at him, and then Mark moves his hand away so quickly like he’s been caught. its cute. don’t fight me on this. Also I got newly-dating vibes from this: not sure how much actual touching is safe, leaning into one another, glued at the hip, private jokes. Markson or never ;) I’ll add a gif when I find one!

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LINK: http://awesomemeowww.tumblr.com/post/128284251380/markson-httpifttt1hebms6


8. This picture satisfies like 3 things from my otp goggles-on checklist: smiling towards the other, touching, and suggestive posturing. Don’t tell me that this doesn’t look like Jackson’s about to pull Mark in and plant one on him! The positioning of Jackson’s hands make me wanna punch something bc who puts their hands there unless its for a headbutt or a kiss?? And lemme tell you that I’m 99% sure that he’s not about to headbutt Mark. (ALSO ARMS 4 DAYS JACKSON OVER HERE #hot hot hot) Back to the smiling and touching and pose- they’re close for one thing, and then Mark’s about to go into hug mode, there’s full eye contact going on, and what a beautiful smile!! It seems so loving and happy that I just can’t deal with them rn. I have a link to a gif, Jackson jumping into Mark’s arms :) , so I’ll add that in later!

PHOTO LINK: https://dani-okem.tumblr.com/post/160701529358


9. Ok but I really think they fit together so well sometimes~ Like their heights aren’t monumentally different but it’s enough that they look good together. SO there’s that sly BUTT tap and then the blessed hand moves up to the lower back (i like ur style boy) and eventually falls off the waist when they stop in front of the fans. Mark is totally guiding Jackson here and it seems like he’s 100% a-ok with it. Oh and there’s definitely some smiles going on here! I wish we had more concerts but the fanmeets are still great but there’s something about concerts that really let otps shine.

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10. VIDEO— ITS THE FINAL ONE Y’ALL AND ITS A FAVE BC I’VE BROUGHT IT UP A FEW TIMES. (lol I still get pissed every time I remember that I posted the screenshots on my old baeksoo account instead of this one but oh whale:) ) anyways I just love love love this bc it was so fleeting but so memorable. I know Mark was running around messing with everyone during this time (and that he did something similar to JB) but this was something special for Jackson. There was NO SPACE between them and their heads were so so so close. And then there were lots of giggles and smiling and DID YOU NOTICE THAT JACKSON HITCHED HIS LEG UP WHICH IN TURN BROUGHT MARK’S LEG HIGHER AND BY DEDUCTION, THEIR HIPS CLOSER?? bc I did. bc I know that. and it’s true. AND THEN AS MARK (the little tease) LEFT, JACKSON TRIED TO KEEP HIM THERE!! GRABBED AT HIS WAIST!!  I just want to know what on earth was going through Mark’s head when he decided to go and lay flush against his group member. seriously tho. but 11/10 would recommend them recreating this, in the presence of a solid 1080p filming camera preferably. 

PIC LINK: http://bangtancity.tumblr.com/post/144433607756/ss-baeksoo-you-can-see-that-jackson-brought-up

VIDEO LINK: http://awesomemeowww.tumblr.com/post/127118208761/jackson-doesn-t-want-mark-to-leave-so-he-was-about

another trashy angsty simon minter imagine

not requested for once lmao, probably absolute trash but have this while i take some time out - also are any of my followers one direction trash bcos i am and i would really like to write some harry imagines but obvs its up to u guys cause i wanna please yall?? anyway idk enjoy

“Why is it that everytime I see you, you’re drunk, Y/n?”

His voice instantly soothed the aching in my brain. I shut my eyes, hoping to just listen to that voice for a while without hurting. I knew that seeing his face would hurt. I wasn’t ready for that. 

He sounded cautious, almost. Hesitant. I wasn’t sure how to react. Part of me wanted to scream at him, to throw something, to make him hurt. But I couldn’t. 

I wanted him to think I didn’t care anymore. But the alcohol in my veins took control of my shy mouth, running the controls behind my timid, shaking voice.

“Oh don’t worry, Simon,” I breathed, feeling my words float away into the hall. “I’m drunk when you don’t see me too.”

“And how often is that?”

“I’ve lost track.”

His sigh was audible between the narrow white walls. Disappointment. I’m so damn familiar these days. He always managed to do this; to make me feel like it was my fault. I hated him for doing that. I hated myself for believing him.

“Y/n, why are you out here? Why aren’t you inside?”

“I could ask you the same fucking question Simon,” I spat at him bitterly. “It’s my flat. Why are you here? Why aren’t you out with your fun little friends, picking up girls, smashing and forgetting? Why, Simon?”

He sighed again, his lips pressed in a straight line. I couldn’t exactly tell what the look in his eyes was. I wasn’t sure I wanted to.

“Because, Y/n, it’s a Tuesday. Some of us work. And plus, my ‘fun little friends’ told me you were locked out. And I…” his voice trailed off as he cleared his throat, scanning the floor for his next words. “Well, I still have your key. The spare one.”

Spare. 

Just like that, I burst into tears. Uncontrollable, loud, messy sobs. I hated myself for it, but I hated myself anyway, and so what really was the difference? After all this time, it was still Simon coming to my rescue, picking up the pieces that only broke when he started to touch them. It was almost like I couldn’t live without him. The thought made me cry more.

As I sobbed his face softened, panic overtaking it.

“Oh no please, please don’t cry.” He crouched down to face me from where I sat slouched on the floor. “You’re okay, you’re fine-”

“No I’m fucking not Simon! Stop kidding yourself, you know just as well as I do I’m not fine!” I pushed him away and he flinched. 

“I don’t know what you want me to do, Y/n,” his voice came out so small, so defeated. My heart throbbed. I focused on my hands, the dark makeup stained tears falling into them. “I’m trying, I really am. But I’m so worried about you. I’m constantly scared about what you’re gonna do when I’m not around. I can’t leave you alone.”

“Look at yourself, Y/n,” he continued as he lifted me, holding me in his arms. I curled up against his neck as he fumbled around in his pocket for the key. “You’re ruining yourself.”

I cried harder as he lowered his voice to a whisper that I wasn’t completely sure I was intended to hear. “Or am I ruining you?”

Before I knew it I was on my bed again. The hard, unwelcoming mattress was familiar against my back. I watched as Simon sat beside me. The fatigue had hit.

“What am I gonna do with you, Y/n?”

“Stay with me,” I responded groggily. His hand reached out, stroking my hair. The cold silver of his pinky ring touched my scalp slightly.

“You know I can’t do that, Y/n. You have to learn to live without me.”

“But it’s hard,” I sobbed softly. 

“I know, Y/n. I think you forget I’m learning too.” His face was a picture amongst the dark room as he continued to stroke my hair. “It’s weird, and it’s lonely, and it’s hard. But it’s for the best.”

“For the best?” I asked drousily. “You’re better without me?”

“No, best for you. I’m not what you need, Y/n. You’ll realise it one day.”

“You’re what I want.”

He edged further away from me like an elastic band I’d lost control of. An elastic band with a lot of commitment issues and insecurities. I felt my heart crack as he withdrew his hand. Amongst the darkness, in my drunken tired state, I wasn’t entirely convinced I hadn’t seen him use it to wipe away a tear of his own.

As I drifted to sleep he continued to talk to my state. I knew I wouldn’t remember half of this tomorrow, and I knew he knew that too. But for now it was nice to hear his thoughts.

“We always come up too short,” Simon sighed from the end of my bed. “I just wish…I wish it had been different. That I had been different.”

“I don’t,” I slurred. “Do you love me, Simon?”

“More than you know, Y/n.”

“So why didn’t it work?”

“I don’t have the answers, Y/n. I wish I did.” For a brief second he turned away. Then forcing a smile, he turned back to me, standing. “Now get some sleep.”

“Are you gonna leave?”

“Not yet, Y/n. Not just yet.”

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New York // Part 1

hi. um, sorry I haven’t been really active on here, I didn’t have any motivation to do any of the texts or write one shots or anything like that. although after Harry’s performance on snl I was like yanno what I really wanna write somet about it so here it is. well, the first part. I am planning on writing the part where he’s on set and stuff I just kinda had to intro the whole thing plus I guess it was about time I posted somet as well. hope you enjoy it, make sure to tell me if you have any ideas or if I should start one shots which are continueous? I’ve seen some people do that and it seems interesting, it’s not so much as a fanfiction because the events wouldn’t be happening after each other but they would have some connection. wow I’m rambling but tell me what you think! happy easter guys! 🐰 oh and you can follow me on my main blog which is hesasnowflake bc i kinda got back onto it? idk up to you. oh that’s also my twitter if you wanna give me a cheeky follow lmao shameless promo x have fun reading this tho also idk when part 2 will be out so keep an eye on this blog or just turn the post notifications on. lotta love, xoxo -b

PART 2

Travelling was always one of my favourite things to do and so when it meant it will excuse me from doing other things I was supposed to, I just loved it that much more. Working on assignments wasn’t near as much fun as packing a suitcase, getting a plane ticket then driving to the airport and getting on a plane to get somewhere else in the world.

Honestly, there was nothing better.

Even though many people don’t like long flights I personally enjoyed it. I liked going on different planes, experiencing different journeys with different people. I know I might sound like a right weirdo at this moment and time but I’m only telling you the truth.

And so going back to the beginning, where I was saying I loved travelling just a little bit more when it meant I didn’t have to do certain things – well, at least for a little while – that was exactly the situation I was in right now.

My luggage was already checked in and I went through security as well so I had the chance to get myself a nice cup of coffee from Starbucks with a sandwich which I ate at one of the tables there. Feeling extra happy, I pulled my phone out of my hoodie pocket and pressed down on the button on the device so that my screen lit up. A smile made its way onto my face as I saw unread messages from my best friend who also happened to be my boyfriend.

Harry: you’re still coming right? I’m absolutely flipping nervous

Harry: oh crap I’ve gotta go, we’re doing an intro ad thing for the show. see you soon hopefully. love you x

A light chuckle left my lips as I clicked out of the message and opened another one from my lovely mother who was asking me if I made it onto the plane yet or if I’m still at home, lying around on the couch. Well what can I say I was never one to leave in time or make it in time to somewhere therefore I wasn’t surprised when I saw her messages.

Instead of texting her back, at which I was absolutely terrible but I think that was already shown when I never answered Harry, I clicked on her contact name and called her.

“Hey love, are you at the airport yet? Are you all checked in, yeah?” she asked me straight away, not even letting me take a breath before she flooded me with her questions.

But I guess mums will always be like this, right? And I should be grateful she’s like this with me because most children don’t have the opportunity to have a good relationship with their mothers or parents in general. 

“Hi mother, yes, I am at the airport and yes I am checked in,” I laughed as I lifted my cup full of hot coffee which may I add very rarely drank. I wasn’t the biggest fan of coffee but I needed it in that moment.

“Very well then,” she sighed. I heard soft clicking noises in the background so I knew she was working on something like she always did. It was as if she never stopped. If she wasn’t at work she was cleaning the house, the garden or doing extra work at home. I guess you could say she was really work-orientated, she liked keeping herself busy at all times. “Have you talked to Har yet?”

“Hmm,” I hummed as a huge smile appeared on my face again. My mum and dad called Harry “Har” and he loved it and it just made me very-very happy because they got along so well. “Although he had stuff to do so we didn’t talk on the phone.”

“Right, he is a busy man, isn’t he?”

“He is,” I agreed. “Anyways, I think I should get my laptop out and do some work so I don’t have to do all of it when I get back. I know for a fact I’m not gonna do anything while in New York.”

“That’s great thinking, my love. Looks like you inherited some of my drive to do work whenever wherever,” she laughed.

We talked for a few more minutes then she had to excuse herself because she had a Skype interview with one of the applicants or something like that. I guess you could say my mum was a boss-kinda-person at work meaning that she was an important member of the company she worked with.

While I had my laptop open and my drink in my hand I didn’t really do much although I didn’t expect any less or any more from myself. Basically, I just wasted my time until I had to pack my stuff away and get my arse on the plane. Which might I add was happy about. How could I not been happy about it?

Finally, I was going to New York. Not to mention the fact that I was also going to be seeing my amazing boyfriend who I miss very much.

**

Those eight hours on the plane didn’t even do anything to me. Probably because I slept all the way through which was clearly shown in the fact that my phone’s battery was dead since I forgot to plug it in once we were in the air and I was listening to music throughout the journey.

When I got through the security and immigration which was literally the longest bloody thing ever, I got my stuff then sat down inside and got my laptop out. It took me about fifteen minutes to connect to the free Wi-Fi which was terrible on its own so that just added to my stress and small amount of panic which was starting to build up within me.

I had to get a hold of Harry somehow because stupidly enough I didn’t tell him the time my flight would be arriving here and I also didn’t let him buy my tickets. Well, he helped me out because he truly insisted but he just transferred money onto my card, which honestly was more than I needed so I sent it back to him and only used a small amount of it, and I was the one who bought the tickets.

Once I was on the internet, I clicked on my messages which were blowing up, all of them from Harry. I didn’t even bother reading them I just clicked on the little bar and started typing out what I wanted to tell him before that stupid free Wi-Fi cut off.

Me: hii, I’m here and I’m stuck lol. my phone’s dead cos I never charged it on the plane so if you could come get me from the airport that would be lovely. sorry for not telling you when I was landing, I totally forgot. I’ll be outside but don’t bother replying bc the wifi is shit and I’ll probs won’t get your messages. I love you see you soon x

To send that message it took me like another ten minutes and just when I thought it would never go through, it said “Delivered” under it. I felt the built up pressure leave my shoulders as I almost closed my laptop off but then I saw his message pop right up.

Harry: good thing I have amazing connections right? I figured I’d find out when you’ll arrive because I know you and I had a feeling you’d end up stranded at the airport

Me: wait what you spied on me little fucker smh well at least you’re here right I’m really hungry haz hurry up please the wifi will go away pls xxxxxxx

Harry: get up your ass then and come out. I’m in a white Audi right as you come out the sliding glass doors

I smiled reading that message. I didn’t even bother putting my laptop away I just closed it down, put my backpack on my back then with my macbook in one of my hands and my suitcase in the other I started making my way out of the airport.

The sun was brighter than my future in that moment and I absolutely regretted not taking my sunnies out but it didn’t matter too much as soon as I set my eyes on the car which he mentioned in his text.

Squinting, I walked towards the car and as I was about to open the door, the window rolled down at the driver’s seat.

“Hey, what are you doing?” asked the lad as I looked at him, one of my hands coming in contact with my forehead so that I could keep the sun out of my eyes.

I could feel my cheeks heat up as I looked at the stranger, confusion taking over me completely.

“I-I’m so sorry sir, I thought-, my boyfriend,” I stuttered as I didn’t know what the actual hell to say. Was Harry seriously taking the piss? “I’m sorry, I’m going now,” I told the man as I reached out to my suitcase handle then pulled it behind myself.

I couldn’t believe how big of a dick Harry was. Did he find that amusing? Well, knowing his crazy ass he most probably did. And he definitely saw it all happening from one of the cars.

I crossed my arms once I put my laptop away in my backpack and leaned back on the seats. I honestly didn’t find this shit funny at the beginning then as I started to get over it, I begun to chuckle slightly until I realised I was shaking my head and grinning like crazy.

This was not the first time he had played me like that. We’re always like this with each other though. Some people would say we are too immature for our ages but I mean we couldn’t care less about their opinions. This was another reason why we worked so well together with Harry.

“Now that, my friend, was absolutely hilarious!” looking to my left I saw him walking closer, looking bloody gorgeous as always as his deep voice made a few people look at us.

His outfit was full black like always, his skinnies hugging his legs perfectly and his dark coloured shirt was so see-through you could easily make out the butterfly on his tummy and the swallows on his chest. He was fricking perfect and he knew it. Well, I was hoping he did because he was.

He was laughing by the time he got to me and all I did was shake my head and stood up, my hands still folded together and pressed against my chest.

“You’re just so funny, aren’t you?” I asked him, arching a brow while the tone of my voice was nothing but pure sarcasm.

“That I am, baby, that I am,” he smiled as he put his arms out, ready to pull me into a hug and boy did I waste any time? The fuck I didn’t! I almost flew into his arms, my body literally smacking into his and he had to take a few steps back as I basically fell onto him. “I missed you too, love,” he laughed quietly.

His arms wrapped around me in a tight hug, his chin resting on the top of my head then later he pressed a few kisses onto my hair. I hid my face in the crook of his neck as my hands wrapped around it and locked my fingers together at the nape of his neck. I sighed as I let myself melt in his touch, in his hug, in his arms.

“I love you,” I whispered as I pressed my lips against his skin for the shortest second then pressed my temple against his neck before I pulled away.

“I love you more,” he kissed my forehead as he let his hands slip off of me; down my arms and in the end he intertwined our fingers. Bringing them to his lips, he kissed my knuckles while he shut his eyes, not minding one bit that we were still out in the public.

Once he let go of me he took my hand in one of his hand and got my suitcase in the other one. I rolled my eyes as I saw we were nearing a black Audi and not a bloody white one. I could hear him chuckle as he opened the boot and put my luggage in and I just got in the passenger seat at the front.

Soon enough he was sitting next to me, buckling his seatbelt in and starting the car right away.

“Hand?” he held his right hand out to me as he looked to the left to see if any cars were coming and I just had to give in. Making sure my sigh was loud enough, I put my left hand into his and he once again intertwined our fingers. “I’ve gotta nip to the studio real quick to sign some papers with Jimmy. D’you wanna come or should I take you to mine first?”

“Whichever works for me,” I shrugged. “If yours is too out of the way I’ll just go with you and then we can get some food because I’m still starving then go home.”

“Sounds like a plan.”

**

And so that is what we did. Harry quickly went into the studio and he was out within ten minutes. I was dying at that point, my potential jetlag and hunger both doing my head in.

“Okay-okay, what d’you wanna eat, hm?” he asked me as his hand found its home on my thigh, gripping it a bit here and there.

“Dunno, don’t care,” I muttered. “Whatever’s close s’fine by me.”

“I’m guessing you don’t wanna go in, right?” I shook my head no and he hummed in response. “Have you ever had Taco Bell before?”

“Do I look like I spend all my time in America like some poeple?” I asked back sassily. I was tired and hungry with a headache on top. I wanted to cuddle Harry and sleep. And food of course.

“Drop the attitude, sunshine. I’m not up for it.”

“Well I’m not either so that makes two of us,” I told him right away. “Take your hand off of me now and take me home. I can’t be arsed getting food now.”

“Whatever.”

It took us twenty minutes to arrive at Harry’s penthouse that he rented while he was in New York or he owned it. I honestly didn’t have a clue and I couldn’t care less. I wanted a bed and nothing else. I was starting to get in a pissy mood and I didn’t like it because I knew Harry didn’t need my stress on top of his.

Throwing my stuff on the floor I found my way upstairs and into a bedroom which most probably wasn’t the one Harry was staying in because it was way too clean and I didn’t see anything in this room apart from the basics.

Shutting the door behind me rather strongly I plopped down on the bed, slowly crawling under the sheets and putting my head on the pillow. My eyes were shut right away and I felt content. Relaxed. Cool.

In that moment I also knew I should’ve stuck it out, taken my attitude back and get food instead of coming home but oh well. I made a scene already so it didn’t matter. Especially not after I fell into a deep slumber.

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• alright so johnny is an annoying barista at your local starbucks
• and without fail
• every time you have ordered a drink
• he has spelled your name wrong on purpose
• it started like letters in the wrong place
• now there’s some numbers scattered in through your name
• will not stop even though every time you spell it out

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how did you and your sister get into photography? i wanna get into it and eventually freelance in my spare time when i get enough experience but don't how to begin and 2) have you both done wedding photography and if not is that something you'd be interested in doing? also do you think it's better to be self taught or is it okay to take a photography class at my local community college? like i feel like almost everyone is self taught and idk if taking a class is a waste

Hi!

We have always been into anything art related. Our parents bought us small digital cameras for our birthday when we were in 5th or 6th grade I believe. We were always taking photos of nature, vacations, and various events. When we got to high school (right around the time dslr cameras were becoming available to everyday consumers not just professionals) my dad bought one for himself. At first our dad wouldn’t let us use it without him there but eventually when we got the hang of using it and he let us take it places without him there. Natasha started taking photos of school events and posting them on Facebook. I started doing the same but a little bit after her. Eventually she bought her own entry level dslr and I bought my dads old dslr when he upgraded his. By sophomore year we were both posting lots of photos on Facebook. We also started asking our friends if we could photograph them. We would style our friends and have mini photoshoots. This was all just for fun for us. We have always been into editorial makeup/photography and styling our own shoots was our way of getting into that. Then during the summer after sophomore year a student asked Natasha to take his senior pictures which she ended up doing did. And later more and more people asked both of us to take their senior pictures. We had no idea how to price anything or what to include in packages initially. After 2-3 years we both were honing in our photography style and were getting better at pricing and guaranteeing a certain level of quality to our clients. When we got to college we would go home and take senior pictures during the summers. In college we took peoples headshots. So it was overtime that we started our photography businesses. We didn’t start photography with the intention of making a business out of it/going into it professionally. We still ask our friends to photograph them and have mini photo shoots that we style. Its important to us to constantly create personal work as well as client work. During all of this we both tried our hand at surreal/photo manipulation photography but it wasn’t for us. By the end of high school and throughout college we also shot a few wedding but both didn’t like photographing weddings. By the time we finished college both of us realized that our favorite genre of photography is portraits. So now we mainly shoot headshots, portraits, and senior pictures professionally and create editorial shoots for our personal work. 

Even though we both went to art school neither of us has taken a photography class. The photo department at U of M mainly focused on documentary photography which we were not interested in. Plus the photo professors were known to be sexist and/or racist. We are about 95% percent self taught. One of our digital media professors did help us learn some stuff in photoshop but that’s about it. When either Natasha or I start a hobby we go into it full force lol. So right when we got into photography we followed a TON of photographers online and were constantly trying to figure out how they edited there photos so we could improve our editing. Over the course of 8 years we have really developed our photography styles and editing skills. Early on we would sometimes try and copy other photographers which helped us figure out what we liked and disliked for our own photography. I don’t encourage people to copy other artists especially if they are going to sell their work. But it can be helpful when figuring out your own style but it’s important to make sure you are not ripping someone off and give credit where credit is due. When I would use another artists idea I always explained in the description who the artist was and linked to their work. A photographer I know was notorious for copying another well known photographer but her audience thought she was super original because they didn’t know about the well known photographer. Plus you will never be as good as the original photographer/artist and will end up constantly comparing yourself which is no fun lol.

Even though both of us are self taught I don’t think taking photography classes is a bad idea if you think it will help you learn. One of my favorite illustrators, Sam Spratt, took many illustration classes when he was at SCAD but that doesn’t mean he is any better or worse than other illustrators that are completely self-taught. I always wanted to take commercial/fashion lighting classes but they were never offered at my university. I also would love to take some photography workshops but they the ones I want to take (Lara Jade’s in particular) are too expensive for me. Also as an artist I’ve generally been self-taught. I had a few great drawing teachers and professors in high school (I took a college drawing class in high school) who helped me a lot. But when it comes down to being an artist you really have to push yourself to make stuff outside of class. This was a challenge for a lot of my classmates once we graduated. A lot of them didn’t know how to create work outside of class. (I’m simplifying a lot here bc i could go on and on about how much i disliked or liked u of m’s art school lol) My whole life I’ve been making stuff outside of class so creating a photography business wasn’t super difficult for me. 

This brings me to the business/freelance part. Turning something you are passionate about into a business can be great and horrible. A lot of my friends don’t freelance because the business side of it destroys their interest in the art. Some of my clients are very particular and they don’t always like the photos I take. But this is something I have to get past. Also over time you start to get better clients because they come to you knowing what they will get. Early on people would hire me because they knew I took photos not because they liked my style of photography (I hope that makes sense). Now people know what they are getting and it’s less likely that a client will be unsatisfied with their photos. As a freelancer keep in mind that it’s a lot of emails and advertising yourself. Yes it’s great that I can make money off of something I love doing but I have to keep in mind that it’s still a business. When I first started out clients would ask for lower prices and I would lower them because I didn’t want to lose a client and I didn’t know if I was too expensive or not. This was fine at first but now I don’t budge on my prices because now I know my worth and it’s not fair to my other clients to change prices. Also photography gear can get expensive and when you freelance/do photography professionally there is a point when you’ll probably to invest in professional gear. Part of this is to put you among other photographers in the industry but the physical quality of your photos will also improve. This way you can better guarantee what a client will get. Ex. my dad’s old dslr that I used had a cropped sensor so if the lighting wasn’t the best i couldn’t edit the photos as much in photoshop as I can with a full frame camera. Basically I just want to make it clear that once you start freelancing it’s a business so just like other business you have to know when and where to invest and how much. 

I’m sure you were not expecting this long of answer but I hope it helped!