and how do you forget to record the first 30 minutes

How Long Should I Practice Every Day?

I’ve gotten a few asks about my recommendations for practice times so here’s a lil guide based on my thoughts alone, as well as some tips about practicing.

*NOTE: This was written by me, a brass player. Some things don’t translate across different instruments, so take it all with a grain of salt (especially vocalists!).

30 minutes - you play music as a hobby, and are not concerned with being the best.
1 - 2 hours -  you want to be good enough to contribute to an ensemble’s sound (church, orchestra, etc.) OR you are practicing a secondary instrument.
3 hours - you want to be your best, but don’t have the time.
4 + hours - you want to be your best because you want to perform for your career.

and just general tips that have helped me

  • if you have to keep checking the time to “finish your hour”, your practice isn’t productive. stop and evaluate why.
    • if you have somewhere to be, set an alarm for thirty minutes before you have to leave. That way, you have time to cool down or finish working out that hard lick
  • if you find you aren’t being productive when you practice, make a practice journal and mark the exact amount of time you practice what.
    • I’m talking “12 minutes on Kopprasch Blue book #7; started at 60 bpm ended at 87 bpm″
    • this way you can see exactly how long you practice which pieces, and how it correlates to how well you can play them
  • actually book yourself for practice time, like you would a class or work shift. If you don’t, you may keep putting it off until you miss it for the day.
  • have a practice buddy. Similar to a gym friend, a practice buddy keeps you accountable, and tends to make it easier not to slack off while you work
  • if possible, shut your phone off/keep it on the opposite side of the room while you are practicing. it’s so easy to get distracted, and you would be surprised about how much time you can waste between etudes
    • a practice journal can also be beneficial here: you spent three and a half hours in the practice room, but you’ve only recorded two hours and forty seven minutes of practice?
  • can’t sit and practice for hours on end? split it up. do two hours in the morning, one after lunch, and three before you go to bed.

There’s a million more practicing tips, but I tried to keep mine all time related. And remember, just because these work for me, doesn’t mean they work for everyone! 

Also, don’t forget - your health always has to come first. It’s okay to miss a practice session or cut back on time if you aren’t feeling well, whether it’s sickness or stiff fingers. Don’t exacerbate the problem.

Feel free to keep sending asks if I missed your question. Your band director, fellow music friends, and private instructor are also good sources.

- Coco

A list of some of the hardships SNSD have gone and made through:

I know the present situation may feel really discouraging to new SONEs but the truth is that SNSD has made it through worse, and still came out on top. So here’s a list of things you should know/be reminded of:

  • Before their debut, SNSD was a surprise act on School of Rock. The first stage they did was a dance act, and although they received positive reviews from the students who watched them, everyone thought they were just a dance act. So SNSD went back to the producers of School of Rock, and asked them for a second chance to perform their own song (ITNW) at the show. They were granted that wish, but had only 3 days to practice. At the show, the PDs asked the crowd - an all girls school - to not cheer for them so it would build up their strenght as a group. They called the girls back to stage to explain the situation and they finally let the crowd show their enthusiasm - they LOVED them. Remember, they hadn’t even debuted here.  (you can watch Girls Go To School for more details);
  • In 2008, at Dream Concert, they went through what everyone knows today as the infamous Black Ocean. Fans of other groups turned off their lightsticks and shouted Wonder Girls’ name while they were performing for 10 minutes straight;
  • Again, 2008, during an SMTOWN concert, out of pure jealously that the girls had done commercials with members from tvxq and super junior and also gone on broadcasts with them, the fans of those groups held up their lightsticks to form an X, expressing that the girls were not welcome;
  • In 2009, Mnet didn’t nominate SNSD for their music show until the very few last weeks, where SNSD won 9 consecutive times;
  • Fast forward to 9/30, 2014, the biggest reason for the fandom to be so divided. This is a situation that could’ve easily ended SNSD as we know them since we never got a clarification of what happened nor why Jessica was forced to leave and it all only remains as speculation from the public’s pov. SNSD are very known for their strong bond and this made a lot of people doubt how genuine their feelings towards each other actually are. It’s true, part of it is business, but it’s also true that a girl group achieving 10 years together also involves sacrifice, and sacrifice always comes from a place of love. Everyone who was there during this time was deeply hurt and no one really knew what could be done. The girls had just announced their concert at Tokyo Dome, a venue where artists can only perform through invite, and with this situation they had to do that as 8 instead of 9. But they managed to overcome the situation and show that even if they had to part ways with one member, being Girls’ Generation is truly what they wanted to keep doing, and keep on doing, while achieving their own personal dreams;

This not to mention everything the girls have endured individually, otherwise this list would be very, very long.

To balance things out, here’s a list of some of the biggest achievements SNSD have gotten throughout the years, with SONEs help:

  • They were the FIRST girl group to get a Daesang, an award that was until then completely reserved to boy groups;
  • They’re the only girl group listed 5 times on a top 10 of the girl groups (western groups included) that have made the most money on their tours - that’s half the list!;
  • They were the first korean girl group to achieve double platinum in Japan!;
  • They sold out their concert at Tokyo Dome with 55k seats, Kara had previously sold out theirs in 2012 with 45k seats;
  • 10 years into their career, SNSD managed to beat their own 1st week record sale in a matter of 4 days. May not sound like a big deal, but after a 2 year hiatus, and considering that it had been 6 years since they had set that record, this is an amazing accomplishment where SONEs have once again lifted our girls up. You made this happen.

I know how discouraging the present situation feels, I know they deserve better, SONEs deserved better after 2 years of waiting, and SM decided to screw both sides like this. but this is not the time to put down our arms, this is the time to let SM know that SNSD continue to be love and appreciated, the fact that the girls aren’t promoting doesn’t mean that they won’t be nominated for music shows since Taeyeon didn’t really promote Rain and that still won a few first places, so we can’t give up on the girls. It’s in times like this that the girls need us most, and the fandom needs to be united. As the girls have showed us plenty of times before, they will keep on delivering good content together if they have the opportunity. I know this feels really unfair, and having everything in consideration I know we should’ve gotten more, but the girls’ aren’t at fault and we can’t blame them for this as it’s clear that this was not their decision. 

Organising small projects to let the girls know we want them back (like doing a comment project to post on their instagram), get them trending on twitter, melon, naver, daum, and making sure their songs stay on the charts (through streaming), are just some of the few things we can do. The girls truly appreciate us as they have shown many times before, they will fight to deliver more content, but we also have to fight for them in a industry that seems to forget how many doors have been opened thanks to them. So let’s keep fighting SONE!

dare or drink

Request; Can you do an imagine where Shawn was in an interview and dared to prank y/n saying he cheated on and she started crying, hung up, and blocked him on everything so then Shawn asked his friends (Matt, Brian, and Geoff) to help him

p.s. i changed it a little bc i couldn’t see this happening in an interview

I WAS NOT PLANNING TO POST THIS TODay but yEET
i’m really not happy with this but enjoy!1!!

MASTERLIST || REQUEST


SHAWN’S POV

It was like any other night during on the road and I had just finished my last show in the European leg of the tour. The crowds only seem to get bigger and better as the tour progresses, but with that comes the stress and pressure of performing better and better every night. Brian, Matt, Geoff, and I were currently in the biggest room of our tour bus, sitting down to play a game of ‘dare or drink’. I never understood what my friends liked about this game, but it was their own weird spin on the classic game of truth or dare. They suggested it to help lift some of the weight created by the tour, but all it ever does is leaving us hungover the morning after, a night full of regret the night before.

“Why do we always play this game, Geoff?” I spoke my thoughts aloud. “You know it’s not fun being hungover before the weekend, especially since we have a 12 hour flight tomorrow.”

“What doesn’t kill you makes your stronger, Shawn,” Geoff replied. “Besides, stop being so scared, loosen up a little,” he added.

I sighed as I took a seat in the mini circle we created for the night we planned. “Who has the bottle?” I questioned.

The ‘bottle’ I was referring to was a very strong vodka, and if the bottle landed on you, the person who spun the bottle gives you a dare. If you decide to pass the dare, you have to take a shot of the vodka. The game ends when the bottle is empty, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours. Quite frankly, I didn’t really feel like getting wasted the night before a long flight, so I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t get any outrageously stupid dares.

“Who’s starting?” Brian called. Everyone, as in Matt and Geoff, ran over to where I was sitting. 

Matt reached over to spin the bottle while muttering something inaudible. The bottle landed on Brian, merely missing me. Matt smirked, and paused a little as if he was thinking of an impossible dare for poor Brian to do.

“I dare you to run around our bus three times,” Brian let out a sigh of relief before Matt put his hand out to signal that he wasn’t done telling Brian the full dare, “naked,” Matt laughed before reiterating the whole dare. “I dare you to run around the bus while naked.” 

“Oh my gosh, why am I even friends with you guys?” I half joked while face palming.

I felt embarrassed for Brian, but that didn’t stop my laughter from joining with Geoff and Matt’s hysterical giggling. Sometimes I forget how old we are by the way we act. I guess some things never change.

Brian hesitantly but silently stood up and yanked his pants down, which only increased our laughter.

“Maybe a warning would be useful next time,” I hollered to the now fully naked guy running towards the exit of our bus.

Brian might’ve been my best friend, but sometimes I questioned his integrity. Geoff promptly trailed behind Brian with his phone ready to record the dare. I stayed behind and waited silently for the next three minutes for the two to come back.

While Brian was putting back on his last article of clothing, he spun the bottle again, pulling us into the cycle of the game. A few rounds later, I had passed on most of my dares, leaving me right over the edge of being drunk. My mind was in a haze, but I was conscious enough to know that if I had another shot, I’d be vomiting and passed out by any minute. Brian was back at it as he sat down from what must’ve been his fifth dare, preparing to spin the bottle. I crossed my fingers that it would miss me like it did for the first couple of spins, but my luck seemed to run out.

I crashed my face into my palms as I waited for Brian to choose the dare. I opened one eye to peek at his whereabouts to find him whispering to Geoff and Matt. This was not going to end up good.

“Calm down Shawny-boy,” Geoff cooed. That only got me more nervous.

“Just cut to the chase, you losers,” I half joked.

“Ok,” Brian started, “I dare you to prank call Y/N and tell her that you cheated on her.”

I suddenly didn’t want to play this game anymore, and I suddenly wanted to punch the crap out of the three friends in front of me. I tried to reason with them, but it didn’t look like they were buying it. ‘A dare is a dare’ they all said.

“I swear you’re so dumb, Brian. Do you not see why this is messed up? Dude, just give me another one. Y/N is gonna hate me!” I tried one last time at persuading them.

“C’mon man,” Matt butted in, “Don’t be the party-pooper.”

I didn’t want to drink at all tonight, but I had already broken that vow I made to myself. All of the same time while my head was spinning, I knew that if I had anymore to drink, the flight tomorrow would be misery. I didn’t want to do this to Y/N, especially when we were already juggling so much. The distance already put so much weight and pressure into the relationship that if I screwed up at all, it’d probably take me cancelling my whole tour to fix the problem. I contemplated the dare and the possible consequences. About to back out of the dare, something clicked in my mind, warning me not to. Before I could turn back, the alcohol spoke for me to reach into the pocket of my jeans to grab my phone.

I don’t know what kicked in when Matt said that, but my lips opened and replied with a ‘fine.’ There’s no doubt that I won’t regret this. 

Unlocking my phone, I searched for Y/N’s name which wasn’t so hard considering how we just called less than two hours ago. I hovered my thumb over the call button, and closed my eyes as my finger grazed the screen. There was no turning back now.

After three rings, Y/N picked up, her soft and sweet voice filled my ears and the room. “Shawn? Are you there?” 

This dare was already taking much more time than we all anticipated, so I cut to the chase to save me from more dread.

I took a deep breath before starting, “Well, um, t-there’s no easy way to say this, Y/N, but I-I um, I cheated on you. I’m so-sorry.”

I waited for her to reply so I could tell her that it was all a sick joke and that I’d never do that to her, but the other side of the line stayed quiet. My heart was beating out of my chest and I suddenly wished I had just taken that one shot of vodka. I also wanted to murder the three friends sitting in front of me, but I guess we can’t always get what we want.

“Y/N? Are you still there?” I started biting my nails as I waited for something, anything.

I heard what sounded like a sniffle before she finally said something. “Shawn, are you drun- actually, never mind. Don’t ever talk to me again. Delete my number, too.”

My eyes widened, finally taking in her words. “No, wai-” I try to interject, but she hung up. My words might’ve been slurred and my mind blurry, but my heart knew that I had just lost her. It was like I was the only one in the room as I tried calling her in front of Matt, Geoff, and Brian. Obviously, it was no luck, and I was on the brim of tears.

“It was a joke,” I sigh as if Y/N was still on the line. 


Y/N’s POV

It was Friday night, and I decided to stay home and relax by myself. I’ve spent the last few days around a lot of people, and now all I wanted to do was binge watch Netflix and hopefully get some phone calls with Shawn in. He was currently in the middle of a concert, so I made sure to follow all of the possible ‘Shawn Update’ accounts on Twitter to get pictures by the second. 

I was so proud of him, but of course sometimes the distance put a strain in our relationship. It wasn’t that I didn’t trust him, but it can occasionally be difficult to have the intimacy of a regular relationship with someone when they’re thousands and thousands of miles away from you. Nonetheless, I was happy for Shawn and his success.

About to take my seat on the couch perched in the living room, I heard the distinct ring tone to my phone. Of course, it was a custom ringtone that Shawn made before he left, which I have no shame in using. I quickly dug out the pillows to fetch my phone and clicked on the accept button of the call even faster when I read the name at the top of my screen.

Once the call connected, I could hear voices in the background and Shawn hushing them. He must’ve been with his friends. I waited for another five seconds, and he still hasn’t said anything.

“Shawn? Are you there?” I questioned.

I finally heard a deep breath from the other line before Shawn began stuttering,  “Well, um, t-there’s no easy way to say this, Y/N, but I-I um, I cheated on you. I’m so-sorry.”

I can’t even describe how I felt at this very moment, because there’s no way to describe how it feels to be back stabbed by someone who you put all of your love and trust into. He sounded way past drunk, barely able to pronounce his words without stuttering.

“Y/N? Are you still there?” My mind quickly scrambled to find a response, but my mouth was as frozen as my mind.

My natural instinct was to get as far away from the problem as possible, which required me to hang up the phone. I thought of something to say, and it might’ve not been the most reasonable, but at this point, I wanted nothing to do with Shawn. “Don’t ever talk to me again. Delete my number, too.” I quickly hung up before he could say something and chucked my phone across the room. I didn’t really look to see where it landed because my vision was beginning to cloud up with tears.

The best way for me to explain how I felt was as if my heart was glass and someone swung a baseball bat through it and then ran me over with a bulldozer. My heart felt as if it literally broke and shattered into a million pieces. The amount of emotional pain I was feeling was equivalent to the hurt I felt when I lost my first dog. To have a bond with someone so close, and to have it destroyed in a matter of minutes, I was practically watching my world collapse right in front of me. Needless to say, I was devastated beyond words.

My phone would not stop ringing, but I didn’t even bother to check who it was. I was too busy trying to understand everything. I felt empty and sick to my bones. I felt like I was drowning and there was nothing I could do to save myself. I wanted to scream, but no noise came out. I felt as if I was suffocating while my lungs were being crushed by the weight of pure pain. It’s truly one of those feelings that you don’t comprehend until you actually experience it. 

Meanwhile, my phone was still buzzing. I so badly wanted to pick up and cross my fingers that this was all some sick joke, but I couldn’t will myself to move.

I was paralyzed in my own seat, but instead of Shawn being the one to save me, he was the one that left me stranded.


SHAWN’S POV

We had almost six hours before I’d be on a plane without any service and internet connection, which also means that I have about six hours to explain everything to Y/N. I tried to call her so many times last night, but it’s as if she blocked me. A ‘ding’ sound popped up in my head when I thought about trying to DM her on Twitter and Instagram, but she blocked me on both of those sites. I clenched my fists as I called over Brian, Geoff, and Matt who hesitantly came over.

“You guys are the ones that got me into this, and you guys are the ones that will help me fix this,” I said before any of them could even open their mouths.

I wasn’t used to being so demanding and affirmative, but I only have so many chances of winning Y/N back that it’s really my only choice. The three friends standing in front of me quietly nodded their heads along with me as we brainstormed everything that we could do while I was on the other side of the globe from Y/N.

After two hours and zero ideas later, I crumpled the piece of papers placed in front of me and threw them across the room. I knew this was going to be hard, but I never imagined that I would be stumped for this long. Brian and Matt had left to grab lunch for the four of us, so it was just me and Geoff.

Seconds, minutes, hours passed and Geoff and I still couldn’t think of anything. I knew from the look on his face that he was on the brink of giving up, the only thing stopping him being the tears streaming down my face.

I watched as he got up from his seat. “Look man, our flight is in a few hours and we haven’t thought of anything. I’m lost. I’m sorry about the dare, but I think this is for you and you only to fix.” He left the room, leaving me to think to myself.

I lost Y/N because of a stupid dare, and now I was facing the consequences. My girlfriend’s gone while I’m on the other side of the world.


this is crappy lol oops

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Quartet Night LIVE Evolution full report

Written by me who have short-term memory and is really biased to QN

(PLEASE TAKE ALL OF STUFFS WRITTEN HERE WITH GRAIN OF SALT; there’s no way i could remember all stuffs exactly at it was. I would be happy if you could just ‘take the feel’)

First of all, it was awesome. I can’t really describe how overwhelming it was. If you’ve watched any of utapri live before, i just want to say that for me this is the best utapri live i’ve seen so far. If you think 5th and 4th live was awesome, this was on different level. The hall was definitely too small for a group who got #1 weekly oricon and more than 100k sales (which was made up by hundred of cinemas live viewing), but it was really well-planned. Probably the most well-planned utapri live ever.

The penlight on the hall changes automatically/programmed and it was really pleasing to watch. Also gosh they’re all so good at live-singing. I can’t even say anything else, their blend was extremely nice and they’re all so powerful at live-singing.. not to mention that all of them dance in a lot of songs!! *u*)bbb
As usual their harmonies really shines and how they mysteriously blend well tho their voices are so strong individually are all so pleasing to listen to.

Here’s some highlights and rough translations/summary (not accurate; just feel more like summary):

The con was started with a really cool MV-like video where the seiyuus act as their character! It was really really aesthetic, the four of the seiyuus look extremely cool on it. It was opened with Morikubo walking through a garage (??) spinning a key on his right hand and then he entered an old car ala reiji and drive to a place near a sea. Then we got to see shoutan seating on seaside, reading a book about human psychology (like ai), and closed the book when reiji/morikubo’s car approached.
He then scold reiji/morikubo for being late and point at a clock (in which the date of today con was written). Next scene was Maenu, sitting inside an expensive limo having a classy tea-time (they don’t forget to show how the sugar goes from fullbox to empty LOL so camus). They then showed inside the window of the car, Tattsun walking on the street with a bass case on his shoulder. They also showed us a scene of him patting a stray cat on street (like ranmaru). Eventually they reunited and walk through a shining door together. It was really well-made!

1. QUARTET ☆ NIGHT
This was their first song and the reason why i first got interested in QN. Exactly like 3rd live, the slow part at the very beginning was beautifully delivered. Also they appeared on a really cool gray/black suit. This song as first song easily won my tears bc wow time sure has passed since their first song ever and how i first came to know them.

2. Dice are cast
Not many stuffs i could say, it’s mostly same with the one at 5th live, except THEY’RE DANCING MORE like it used to have less dancing. Also the adlibs part on bridge was really really well done, harmonies on last part of it just stole my heart.

MC
I don’t remember much but they introduce themselves, it was really short tho they barely have interval between people like how it usually was with utapri live. Probably because they’re going to sing a lot of songs so no time LOL
Interesting part is how they ended the MC with maenu tattsun and shoutan posing while saying Reiji’s “Rolling??” which connects to next song!

3.Dekiai Temptation
I actually didn’t expect to hear first solo series to come up in early setlist LOL BUT YEAH maracas tradition is still going strong and he goes “(Tokyo Kokusai) Forum!!” instead of usual “(Yokohama/Saitama Super)Arena! xD It was really on point and Morikubo is so reiji as usual! The talking part on bridge was done exactly as it is on recording too! Also so many fanservices given for people at live-viewing!

4. Junketsunaru Ai -Aspiration-
I WAS EXPECTING FOR FIRST SOLO SERIES but instead we got camus second solo series instead lolol I was really off-guard, from that point i just stopped trying to guess song since it’s shuffled LOL
ALSO i just noticed but Maenu got brown-ish styled hair color and blue contact lens i almost didn’t notice him AHAHA //sweats One thing i’ve noticed tho, he has improved A LOT with his dancing since the last time he danced this song. I’ve always thought Maenu’s dancing was a bit awkward (tho that’s the good bc you could see how much he tries and work hard to memorize it) BUT this time it just feels really natural and cool! Congrats Maenu, i was really moved!

5. Innocent Wind
And LOL here we got third solo series! The performance itself is really similar to the one at 5th live. I think shoutan surpassed his previous performance with this one tho! I always thought that this song has such a complicated dance (it does) but shoutan nailed it even better than previous one imo. Also i think it has additional choreos too! Instead of falling like last live, this time shoutan disappeared inside thick smoke

6. ONLY ONE
The song started with Ranmaru’s voice saying he’ll be taking revenge (for 5th live bc at that time tattsun broke his arm and danced only with one hand). It was really really awesome! I expect no less from tattsun live singing and dancing. Also the dance definitely looks complete with two hands (of course)

MC

  • They began with another opening and reintroduction (albeit longer this time) They also talked about how the live is not going to have time to break so they suggest audience to go to toilet now if they want to LOL 
  • I like how Maenu was teasing us. Everyone was waiting for Maenu to change into “PEASANT!!!!” mode but he keeps talking with polite butler camus mode LOL he even went “Are you waiting for something?”; In the end the other three look at him intensely tho and he finally let out the “PEASANT!!!” LOL
  • Live viewing was held in 128 cinemas and was seen by more than 56000 people
  • God’s S.T.A.R got a gold disc record award and they thanked everyone for it

(not in place, just all i could remember with place probs switched one another)
Morikubo: “These one week almost everyday we met each other, right?”
Tattsun: “We did the best we could for today”
Morikubo: “Somehow it just felt missing when we haven’t seen each other for the day, i just can’t calm down before seeing everyone”
Maenu: “Even when the rehearsal already ended i didn’t want to return home *laughs*”
Shoutan: “Like we’ll ask each other "Should we do this part once again? or is it okay already?”
Morikubo: “While saying such stuffs we would ended up talking for 30 minutes. In the end we were just like "Then let’s do it!”
Tattsun: “That’s just how much connected we were.”
Morikubo: “Everyone, Quartet Night will present you an ‘evolution’ tonight. Each of you watching this, would be the witnesses of our evolution.”
Shoutan: “Today we came to present you our bond (reff to their song ‘kizuna’). I would be happy if you could feel the power of our bonds!”

7. Tsukiakari no DEAREST
Personal favorite utapri song ever!! I was really excited for this one and it’s funny how shoutan/ai waves at audience when appearing but maenu/camus did a deep butler bow LOL they’re so in character here! They came really close to the audience and the choreo was as cute as i remembered it on 5th live. ALSO THEIR HARMONIES i felt so lucky to hear this live, i’ve been liking this song so much since its release ;-;

8. Itoshiki Hito e
I WAS REALLY OFFGUARD i mean who thought there’ll come a solo after a duet? lolol i completely thought RISE AGAIN was going to come after lolol such a random setlist indeed. THIS WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL BTW i always like this song the most among reiji’s solo and i have to say Morikubo did really great! Strong vocal and such emotional singing.. it was amazing! It began with Morikubo sitting aesthetically on chair and he began to do some poses with it. He then stood up and picked up a rose on the floor. At the 2nd verse “Doshaburi no~” an umbrella was also prepared. The lighting and stage effects were really great, it feels exactly like rain and lights are falling, it was beautiful.

9. BRIGHT ROAD
AND LOL I SAID THIS ALREADY BUT THE SETLIST IS SO RANDOM this song brought back memories! Who thought Tattsun could dance really good before this song was performed years ago? The performance itself somehow got really different feel from 3rd live perf of this song. Idk that’s probably because tattsun sure has improved a lot and i could definitely see it. As usual Tattsun is slaying with powerful vocals and dancing; I think he danced some parts differently compared to 3rd live (the hands movements??) Also the adlibs at bridge was pre-recorded instead of left blank like in 3rd live (bc he was dancing there)
Ranmaru: “See only me for this moment”

10. RISE AGAIN
Here comes the other duet! It was extremely powerful and passionate, i got chills. Morikubo and Tattsun vocals sure fit this song a lot and they had really good chemistry at this performance!

11. Winter Blossom
A piano was there onstage and audience was having a big ????? But then Shoutan walked and sit there AND ACTUALLY PLAYED THE INTRO OF WINTER BLOSSOM the whole hall was filled with crying scream of fangirls (including me) SHOUTAN PLAYING WAS REALLY GOOD THO
but LOL we got tricked bc shoutan stood up after intro ended and stand onstage LOL i thought he was going to play the whole song since the beginning was really good but i guess i was asking for too much LOL Anyway this song was the end of me everyone near me was sobbing hard too. Shoutan’s pitch was 100/100 perfect and it was emotional as heck. Comparing this one to 3rd live i just can see how much he grew as a person and as a performer ;-; This one is even more emotional than 3rd live (if 3rd live wasn’t enough)
“Nee, waratte?” happened before he started singing and my tears ;_;
the second reff “Kimi ga suki datta, Hontou suki datta” 2nd suki datta was changed into a serifu suddenly and it brought scream of crying fangirls once again LOL
The end was exactly as 3rd live when Shoutan waved a “Mata ne”. The hall didn’t stop calling “Ai-chan!!” until next song started

12. AURORA
Instead of the english serifu at the recording, Maenu is talking about how he’s going to cast a magic??? on us?? (idk or if he’s going to take us to heaven i’m not sure which one) He’s holding camus’ cane and wave it like on 4th live! He also said “Even though STARISH is not here, their spirit is with us” and started wearing previous live rings one by one LOL maenu usual antics. The lighting was really nice i felt like seeing actual aurora onstage..
The penlight was also programmed to light as if magic is actually happening and i think it’s really nice. Also fanservice happened

13. Starlight Memory
YEEEEEE HERE COMES SUCH AN UNDERRATED GODLY SONG It was extremely powerful performance. Breathtaking, i got chills the moment they started singing. Also they danced quite a lot with a stand-mic and posing etc. IT WAS REALLY COOL and i really like the stand-mic choreo. The hall was really heated up with this song! There was also a choreo where they created a heart-shape with their hands LOL

On the big screen they played a making video of the first MV-like vid at the beginning (which was also the pic on pamphlet). We got to see some moments of them laughing together! We also got to see how staffs prepared cakes for them to congratulate QN for breaking anime character song sales record and oricon #1! Also there was a scene where we could see maenu practicing dancing even when he was on other shooting ;-; such a hardworker
We also got to see DJ morikubo/reiji xD he introduced the dancers and had a maracas mic

14. Hurrayx2 Dreamerz
OH FINALLY 3rd solo series 2nd song aka the solo which hasn’t been performed everywhere; Morikubo was really energetic on it! The whole audience, dancer and he himself started to wave towel. Also the call and response was so fun to do!

15. Double Face
DEFINITELY MAENU BEST PERFORMANCE AT THIS CON Exactly as it is in recording, Maenu changed his voice every few lines, making it like a duet between butler/idol persona camus and the actual cold camus. There was also like a play going on between a dancer wearing black and another wearing white. It was mindblowing! It’s amazing how Maenu could change his voice so quickly and clearly easy to tell which 'persona’ of camus was singing on what part.
It was like a live self-duet LOL AMAZING

16. No.1
Like we expected from tattsun, it was a full-dance song! And the song has tons of call and response, the hall feels so heated up by this perf. ALSO small rap and tattsun singing/dancing was really powerful+on-spot.

17. MUNE NO KODOU
I.. seriously didn’t know what to expect from this song; it’s moderately slow/mellow so i was really surprised to learn that this song actually has a dance and that it’s pretty complicated, but i think he does well dancing with one hand holding a mic! ALSO HIS SINGING WAS REALLY GREAT and emotional. Stunning at both low notes and high notes. The hall was filled with white lights and it was pretty.

18. WILD SOUL
Exactly like 5th live, it started suddenly with tattsun powerful solo and a standmic! 'Wild’ is definitely the best word to describe the performance. Also this feels so complete in aspect of dance! We finally got to see how it was supposed to be in 5th live and it was great!! I’ve said this a lot but Tattsun is such a great performer!

20. A.I
Such big gap to previous song LOLOL The screen showed us a pretty sunset and the automatically-set penlight on hall dyed into orange, it was really pretty. Also really nice live singing, i really can’t spot anything wrong with Shoutan’s singing. The concept was exactly same at 4th live, when he said “Let’s walk together” gave his hand as if holding hands while walking with audience. The end pose was also the same, his last smile was really cute!

21. Kiss wa Wink de
ANOTHER BIG GAP AHAHAHA It’s exactly like in 5th live, Morikubo waved the maracas mic and danced a bit on the same part as the previous. I think there are also additional choreography. Aside from maracas mic i think he also brought another maracas xD two maracas!

22. Zettai Reido Emotion
WOW such an old song it sure brought back memories. It started with a cane like maenu first solo performance on 3rd live! I don’t think there’s anything changed except some parts of the choreography are different. Really powerful and solid singing, really camus.

23. Marriage
WHEEZES It started exactly like 4th live when the other three came out from inside the moving stairs with backlight behind them. This time tattsun or morikubo (i don’t remember which one) brought a handmic for maenu. The performance was really great and there were new choreography. The “Koyoi wa futari saikou no marriage” they walked in a circle and look at each other. They look like they’re having tons of fun performing together and it was really nice to watch. Many eye-contacts and body-contacts between them, you just could see how close they are as a group.

24. God’s S.T.A.R
EASILY THE CLIMAX OF THE CONCERT. Gosh i love this song a lot and i could understand why utapri fandom loved it so much. IT WAS REALLY HEATED UP we all literally screamed at the “Woo~” and call and response. PASSIONATE SINGING i really got chills at it. Such a great song with great vocals. Also they danced it exactly like it was in the anime (yeah, including the leg movements at “Rin to ouja rashiku tatsu”) It was really fun song to do at live and I could tell the audience tension went max at it. I love how confident they looked at this performance, exactly how Quartet Night should be.

25. KIZUNA
WEEPS THIS SONG Audience did the “Wow wow~”; They started by sitting on the stairs in the middle of the stage and sit as if they were on car like on the anime (even Morikubo posed as if he was holding a wheel) They look like they’re having so much fun it was precious. Also the slow part was extremely beautiful. Such a nice harmonies and blend, i was really moved. Also I love how they formed a circle and do the fistbump like in the anime. Such a precious performance i teared up ;;

MC
A long emotional MC.
- They agreed that even though they spent a lot working hard to prepare for the day, the moment it happened they just didn’t want it to end
Morikubo: “Did we forget something?? Did we sing the second part too?”
Tattsun: “We did *laughs*”
Shoutan: “We didn’t forget anything *laughs*”
Maenu: That’s just how fulfilling it was.”

- Morikubo thanked fans for God’s S.T.A.R oricon #1 and gold disc record award.
- Morikubo: “We honestly were really happy for it. We shared our happiness together at our line group and had a long conversation about it. It was such an honor for us to be able to receive gold disc award, but at the same time, we talked together on how heavy the title was for us. It meant we were able to leave a good 'result’, but it was also mean there were so many people who are waiting for us.
It meant there were so many people who wanted to come here today. Our form of evolution.. is to return/repay a favor to everyone. To everyone in STARISH for making it possible for us to stand here today, to all staffs who love utapri with all of their hearts, to such a wonderful worked called utapri, to each of Quartet Night characters for making it possible for us to become one, to everyone who had been supporting us until this moment. To each of you watching it on the hall, on the live-viewing, or even for everyone who can’t participate today, thank you.”

-Tattsun: “First of all, i wanted to apologize to everyone for what happened at previous live. I hurted "Kurosaki Ranmaru” at that time. This one year, i’ve been thinking a lot about it. Whenever I had the time, I was always reminded of Ranmaru, Quartet Night and what happened one year ago. I’ve made everyone worry, even though those live wasn’t something personal that belongs to me. Since then, these one year, I feel like i have no right to say that I’m worthy to talk about Ranmaru. I haven’t talked about him much except for interviews, behind my mic and recordings. I really regretted it. I kept thinking on what to do to atone what i’ve done and came here right now to give a payback.
I want each of you to love Ranmaru even more.. I want each of you to love Quartet Night even more. We’re here now because STARISH was there, and even before that, because utapri existed. Without it, i wouldn’t be able to stand here as Ranmaru or to proudly talk about it. I apologize deeply for what happened. But thanks to everyone, i’ve fully recovered! I hope i could proof it to everyone here today.“

(he actually teared up and stopped his sentences few times)
Morikubo: "When you did this *imitates Ranmaru solo song dance movement*, we were watching from back and we went "YOSSHAAA!!” at it”
Shoutan: *laughs* “We did”
Maenu:It was really cool”
Tattsun: “I’m really glad to be able to meet and be part of these members. I’m really thankful for each of them.”
They talked about how some STARISH members actually came to watch the live (later i learned it was Suwabe-san and Terashii!) When the audience tried to look around, they told us to concentrate on their stage and to put their sight on them instead of searching LOL

- Tattsun: “STARISH was in real-time formed before us but inside the world of utapri, we’re the senpai after all. So i hope today, Quartet Night would be able to show a good example as a senpai. At next live (6th live), there’ll be us, STARISH and HEAVENS too. If it’s Ranmaru, he’ll definitely say “I’m not going to do a live that will lose to another.” or “I will leave a performance that will leave everyone overwhelmed”.
From now on, please keep on supporting Quartet Night, STARISH and HEAVENS.“

- Shoutan: "I can’t say cool things like Morikubo-niisan or Tatsu-nii.. Since I started doing voice for Mikaze Ai, I’ve been thinking a lot of things. Aoi Shouta is just an idiot who has such a limited vocabulary. Whenever i read the script, it’s clear how Ai knows a lot more words to express what he wants to, that he has more knowledge about the world. I’ve been doing his voice while looking at his back. I spent my time wanting to chase after Ai’s greatness to be worth of it. When i started standing as a member of Quartet Night, i was just a newcomer. I tried my best to be a part of it and to do stuffs more confidently.
And here now, i finally got into a place where actually be a part of four, to talk and have wonderful moments with them, to be able to perform as Mikaze Ai. For everyone who trusted me to stand here as Mikaze Ai, to utapri and STARISH, to everyone here, i just can’t thank each of you enough. I want to pay this favor to all of you. To be able to sing on utapri live, to be able to release CDs and even to get a result.. I finally felt like, I finally got closer to Mikaze Ai.. to Quartet Night. All of this is because of everyone who loves utapri, to all of the staffs, dancers, staffs… Ah i said it twice *bitter laughs*”

Morikubo: “Staffs (in number) are a lot after all, right?”
Maenu : “Right right, there are a lot of them so don’t mind it!”

- Shoutan: “It was all thanks to other Quartet Night members. I want to improve myself and show those improvements to all of you in next (6th) live. I’m sorry for not being able to say something cool. I’m really grateful to be able to meet everyone. Thank you very much!!”

- Maenu: “Somehow it’s hard to say something after their speeches *laughs* I’m the one trusted to voice Camus, Maeno Tomoaki. To be honest, when i first heard of the idea of Quartet Night I had "Oi, oi.. I’m the only one out of place here?” on my thoughts. Unlike the other three, i’m the only one who isn’t doing anything other than seiyuu. (he means he is the only one who isn’t a singer since the other three were singers aside from seiyuu) It was a pressure for me. I did it hoping i wouldn’t cause trouble for everyone else.. but above all, i was thinking of what i could do. And i found the answer. It was of course, to make each of you 'feel’ the character through me.
After changing my thoughts into that way, I finally was able to enjoy each of my time given as Camus. Even as Maeno Tomoaki personally, it opened a new world for me. I can’t thank utapri enough for guiding me through new road. I really love it. From now on, i hope this scenery would continue forever. To everyone participating on this contents, to staffs, and to cast of STARISH, it was all thanks to each of you. From now on, so that we wouldn’t got burried inside utapri history, we as Quartet Night would do our best! Please take care of us!!“

Morikubo: "Maeno said something like that, but he actually worked the hardest among us! Did you see the making earlier? His love for the series is amazing! Also look at the amount of his rings?? *laughs*”
Tattsun: “He even uses Camus’ cologne!”
Morikubo: “This guy is such a hardworker!”
Tattsun: “I can’t help but thinking i have to work harder when i look at him!”
Maenu: “*camus mode* Stop it, you peasants!!!”
Morikubo: “Shouta also said something like that, but he is actually our 'idol’!”
Tattsun: “He taught us how to make our movements look good in camera, how to appeal camera and how to make our movements look beautiful!”
(and here i was wondering why other ossans had so many fanservices today; i get it now)
Shoutan: *denies while shaking his head and hand*
Maenu: “Kirei dayo” (<<ME: WHAT)
Morikubo: “Right, right!!”
Tattsun: “If you weren’t here I wouldn’t make it today!”
Morikubo: “And this person right here *points at tattsun* is the one who gets us fired up!!”

- Morikubo: “Really, this is a secret okay? I REALLY REALLY LOVE BEING ABLE TO JOIN VOICES WITH THE THREE OF THEMMM!!!”
*Audience cheers*
Morikubo: “This is secret between us, okay? I’M GLAD I’M PART OF QUARTET NIGHTTTTT!!!”
Maenu: “When the four of us are together it really feels like we’re unbeatable.”
Morikubo: “We don’t need anymore words!!”
Tattsun: “As long as we have our songs!!” (these two lines are lyrics of Evolution eve, “Kotoba wa iranai, uta ga areba ii”)
Morikubo: “Let’s evolve together with our next song!”
All: “Evolution Eve!”

26. Evolution Eve
THE ACAPELLA BEGINNING WAS PERFECT AS HECK I TEARED UP…. the blend was heavenly and their voices are just so passionate ;; The dance was done a lot more closer to the anime (more dances) compared to how it was done in 5th live. Powerful vocals, the audience was really heated too. Simply say it was the best.
At some parts of the song they snuggled close to each other and look at each other ;;;_;;;

Encore

27. Poison KISS
THE FIRST SONG THEY SANG TOGETHER IN LIVE ;;;; They’re dancing a lot more than in previous performances of this song, it’s more or less a full-dance. They’re dancing while holding a mic in one hand. Amazing harmonies at “Love wo~”. Each solos were done really uniquely and powerfully but when together their voices just blend really well ;;

MC
- The stage was wide but they’re standing really close to each other LOL
Morikubo: “You guys are standing too close to me!!! The stage is big, why are we standing so close?”
Tattsun: “We’re glued to each other”
Maenu: “Nakayoshi”
Shoutan: “Fufufu”
THESE OSSANS ARE TOO CUTE

- Tattsun: “Yabai.. I really shouldn’t but can i say one thing? I really don’t want it to end…”
Shoutan: *Nods profusely, already tearing up*
Maenu: “Even in practices, we always talked about how do we do a right 'closing’ to this concert”
Morikubo: “It shouldn’t end… Aaa~aa I don’t want it to end!!!!*sulking voice*”
*Morikubo lays his body on stairs and sleep on it lol*

- Tattsun: “There’s just one song we haven’t performed right? If Morikubo-san said he teared up while recording for "KIZUNA”, I teared up a lot while recording for this song.“
Morikubo: This is the last, please sing together with us!“
All: "You’re my Life!”

28. You’re My Life
I totally wasn’t expecting this song to be the last song ;; aaaaaaa i already cried the moment i saw shoutan cried at the MC before but it was even more when they started singing ;;_;;; Such a sweet song and unlike their usual strong atmosphere, they sing really gently in this one a;;
SO MANY TEARS SHED ON THIS SONG Tattsun couldn’t sing part rightly because he teared up and Maenu’s eyes were red as if trying to hold back tears. Audience do the “Lalalala~” part and they make it a lot longer than in original. They also sing the last “Kimi no moto ni todoke~” together.

They waved goodbye at the audience, at the end they came closer to each other at center stage. Shoutan was crying hard and leaned at Maenu’s shoulder (who was also tearing up). Morikubo hugged shoutan from the side and Tattsun patted his head. The stage then ended at that condition.

Conclusion:
THE MC WAS SO TEARJERKING I saw some people who aren’t even QN-oshi also teared up at it. I really shouldn’t say anything more about the performances, it was seriously the best.
All in one, it was a really really satisfying live. I love STARISH and i do respect HEAVENS, but I just felt so glad I’m a Quartet Night-oshi. For me, they will always be the best seiyuu singing unit ever, in performances and other aspects. I’m so glad a group named Quartet Night existed.

If you’re reading this and never heard of QN songs, i really suggest you to do give it a listen because they have such a cool songs and great vocals (technically, blend, harmonies); Or if you only know STARISH and never give QN a chance, please give them a chance. They’re such an amazing group

The Master of Diaper - Batmom x Batkids/Bruce Wayne

Summary : It’s a war between your four sons, Dick, Jason, Tim and Damian…To know who’s the best at changing their little brother’s, Thomas, diapers. A rather intense war really, as they all want to become “The master of Diapers”. 

Just a short silly fic that came up to me while I was drifting off to sleep. And in case you’re wondering who “Thomas” is, here’s the fic that introduces him : “Shaky steps and bad teaching”. Hope you like it ahem : 

(My masterlist blog here : https://ella-ravenwood-archives.tumblr.com)

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You always impressed Bruce, always.

The way you wouldn’t let anyone walk on your feet, and use your sarcasms and wits to get out of any “bad social situations” was impressive to him.

The way you always managed to make people around you smile and laugh, even him and your brooding sons, was impressive to him. 

The way you always seem to find the right words to comfort someone, or to tell your feelings, was impressive to him. 

The way you trained, even harder than him sometimes, was impressive to him. 

The way you fought, so fiercely and fearlessly, was impressive to him. 

The way you seemed to know everything, like you always had the answer to people’s questions (about ANYTHING), was impressive to him. 

And oh if he really had to list everything that he found impressive in you, it would take too many years. Yes, you always impressed your Bruce. Always. 

But today, you surpassed even yourself ! Your cleverness, he knew it now, had no bound ! Damn smart woman you were. 

What impressed him so much ? The way you so easily manipulated your sons into changing their little brother’s dirty diapers. It was such genius that he couldn’t tear his eyes off of you, admiration shining in his eyes. And the worst thing was, that you didn’t even know you were so awesome, and the only person he truly admired in this universe…Which made you even more awesome. 

It was really clever, the way you ended up convincing your sons to take care of their little brother’s, Thomas, dirty diapers. You played on their competitive side. One day, as Bruce was changing Thomas, you just dropped a “Wow, you’re slow, I bet even Damian could be faster than you”, which confused him a little bit. It wasn’t like you to say such things but…Oh, but of course. The boys were in the room, and he swore he saw their ears moving, quite like dogs, as they heard what their mother just said. 

It was a smart move really. Right after saying that, and therefor attracting their attention on the two of you, you heavily hinted that it took lots of skills to properly change diapers, and that you’d be impressed if you saw anyone do it in less than a minute…They took it as a challenge. Of course they did. 

As Bruce was finishing to change Thomas’ diaper (rather fast to be honest), Damian approached and said : 

-I bet mom is right, and I can be faster than you, father. 

Of course, now he said that, Tim had to add : 

-And I bet I’d be faster than you. 

Jason and Dick couldn’t be out of this little game, and felt like they were obligated to say : 

-Yeah right you little munchkins, I bet I will do it faster. Hey, stop repeating what I say ! Stop. Stop. STOP ! JASON/DICK ! HAHA ! Erf…

And so it started. 

The long race to who was going to become “The Master of Diapers”. 

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Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: Around 3000

Summary: The reader has been single for a while and has had trouble with dating, even online matches. But with her sister’s need to meddle, giving up may not be as easy as it sounds.

Warnings: Language

Special shout out and thank you @misguidedconqueress for always being there and helping me out!

Obviously I intend no hate or ill wishes to him or his family. This is purely just for writing and wasting my time.

This is purely for a hobby and my enjoyment. Maybe some of you will enjoy it too. I apologize in advance for any mistakes or grammatical/spelling errors. I appreciate any feedback or suggestions!

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Online dating… Is that what your life had come to? It was mostly your sister that had convinced you. She had been hounding you since your last breakup; trying to set you up with her friends and coworkers, scheduling get togethers and ‘forgetting’ to mention she was bringing along a male friend or prowling for bait anytime you stepped foot in a bar. So you set up the account to appease her need to dabble in your love life. Even went on dates with a few matches, but ended up only with a couple free meals and disappointment. Needless to say, it had been a few weeks since you pursued other matches.

Your phone buzzed, your sister was ringing. “Hey, Sherri what’s up?”

“I just thought I should tell you, I scheduled a date for you tonight.” She blurted out.

You rolled your eyes. “Sherri, come on. I need a break from divorced attorneys and college bros.”

“Just hear me out. This guy seems really promising, like a 94% match.” She babbled.

“… Wait, you were on my profile?” You accused her.

“What?” She defended. “I thought it could be pizzazzed up a bit.”

“Oh my god.” You logged on to see what damage she had done.

“Well, maybe if you used a password unrelated to Jensen Ackles, perhaps it wouldn’t be so easy for me to hack in.” She argued.

Thankfully, she hadn’t messed around too much. She just updated the profile picture and added some extra information to your bio. You looked through your recent matches. “Okay, so who’s the guy?”

“His name is Jay Akens… I thought it sounded similar to Jensen’s name so you might have a slight interest.” She hinted.

You scrolled down to the match and clicked on his profile. “Ugh, he doesn’t even have a picture.”

“Listen, you can’t afford to be choosy. If all you’re hung up on is unreachable celebrities you’re never going to find anyone because your expectations are set to high.” She lectured.

“Well, I have a photo op scheduled with him in two months, so technically he is reachable.” You argued back.

“Yes, I’m sure in all of five seconds, he’s going to fall madly in love with you.” She teased.

“Shut up. I am a rational person, you know. I do realize that something like that would never happen. I just don’t want to fall for the first guy I have the slightest connection with. I’ve done that before…” You started explaining.

Sherri interrupted. “And you got hurt, and you need space to breath, and you want to think about your choices before making a commitment, blah blah blah… Honestly Y/N, you’re becoming a broken record.”

You sighed but didn’t respond.

“It’s not an actual date, just a phone call.” She urged.

You pulled up the conversation Sherri had wrote in your place. “It says he’s in the film business and with no profile pic, you know that means? He’s some pervert living in his mom’s basement and exploring options in the porn industry.”

“It’s just a phone call…” She repeated.

“… Fine, but that’s all I’m signing up for.” You gave in. “And I’m changing my password to something unrelated to Supernatural.”

“So something to do with Doctor Who.” Sherri laughed.

You hung up on her. And kept reading through his bio. Interests include country music, golfing, physical fitness and sports, playing guitar and outdoors. How the hell was this guy a 94% match?

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The Green-Eyed Monster (Jughead x Reader)

Imagine: When your fellow Serpent and rising trainee, Jughead, asks you to help him make Betty jealous.

A/N: Just some fun before the final installment of “Speak Now”! Thought it would be interesting to go back to a Dark!Reader.

Listen To: “Strip That Down”, Liam Payne, Quavo


You were counting the day’s earnings in your office when you heard a light knock on your door.

“Come in, Jones,” you called without turning away from your work. The kid had knocked on your door enough times for you to recognize its timbre.

The tall, lanky boy clad in his trademark beanie and Serpent’s jacket entered the room, leaning on a filing cabinet as he was often apt to do.

“What do you need?” You asked, swiveling to face him. He smirked. You hated that smirk. It was the perfect combination of rebellious and charming, and it made working with him difficult.

“It’s kind of weird…” Jughead started, looking up at you through his eyelashes in that way that made you want to wring his throat because he was so cute.

“Try me,” you said, deadpan.

“There’s a party tonight… do you want to go with me?”

Your eyes widened, a blush growing on your face. “Jughead, I didn’t know–”

“–it would be strictly as friends, don’t worry,” Jughead said with a frown, cutting you off.

Your expression fell into your typical resting bitch face. “Oh. What’s this sudden interest in getting to know your superiors?”

Jughead averted his eyes. “That’s where it gets weird. You see, Betty is gonna be there and–”

You held up a hand. “Say no more, Jones. You want me to make your little ex girlfriend jealous because she’s been hooking up with Fred Andrews’s kid, right?”

Jughead looked down. “I’m sorry I asked, I’m being inappropriate–”

“–I’ll do it,” you said.

“What?” Jughead asked.

You crossed your arms. “Free booze, dumb teenagers, and a chance to see what makes Jughead Jones really tick? I’m in.”

Jughead grinned. “Thanks, Chief. 10:30.”

“10:30,” you repeated. Jughead left the room.

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Letters

pairing: evan hansen x reader

wc: 3500+

tw: panic attacks, anxiety implications/mention, curse words.

a/n: I’m trying a new layout for my headings?? also this is my first time posting a DEH fic! shoutout to @cananybodysea for making me #inspired to write this. please like/give feedback because I worked really hard on this and it’s my first time posting for this fandom. ask. masterlist. 


Dear Y/N L/N,

Today, the first day of your senior year, at a brand-spanking-new school, is going to be a good day.

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very cute request! i hope this fluff can make you as happy as it made me while writing it!

(also i’m sorry if some characters have longer paragraphs than others! i don’t have anything against any characters it’s just easier to write for some than for others :,-00)

YOOSUNG:

-he used to do the same when he was a freshman in college but stopped after a while (his mom was not happy)

-he thinks it’s cute and he never questioned it, he liked hearing you talk to your parents because your voice was always soft and nice and it made his heart swell

-sometimes one of your parents will want to talk to yoosung and he happily obliges every single time because he!!! loves!!! them!!

-most of the time that he talks to both of them or just one of them it ends up with sharing cute but embarrassing stories of you

-“MC once cried when she blew out her birthday candles because ‘they actually went out’ ”

-“she did the same thing once when she was drunk!”

-“yOOSUNG, mOM, dAD, PLEASE”


-overall he thinks it’s cute and sweet that you take the time to call and talk to your parents each and every night

-every night when you’re about to call them and he’s home he’s just like: “yay!! it’s time to call MC’s mommy and daddy!!”

and you’re just like: “i love you yoosung but don’t call them that.”

-though sometimes when you’re about to get down to business (to defeat the huns) you have to stop to call your parents or else you’ll end up forgetting and getting sad in the morning

-that’s the only time it makes him feel any negative emotions towards it lmao

-but overall supports you and these nightly calls because it’s nice to hear you talk to them and it’s nice for him to talk them as well

ZEN:

-he thought it was really adorable the first time he caught you in the middle of a conversation with your mom about the rising prices on kimichi

-he likes to listen in to your conversations with your parents because it helps him cope with what he didn’t have with his parents (aw zen,,)

-and it’s also really therapeutic somehow to talk to them about small everyday things

-sometimes your parents will call at night and ask to talk to just zen instead of you and at first you were upset but to see zen laughing and talking about little things he did throughout his day with your parents made your heart go like: !!!!!

-from time to time he’ll tease you about being embarrassed to say i love you to your parents in front of him but overall he supports these nightly calls

-sometimes you catch him talking to your parents when you come out of the shower and it’s cute but at the same time you’re just like: “babe,, please wait for me before you talk to my parents about how i fell this morning you piece of sh-”

-he loves talking to your family and thinks that calling your parents every single night is completely acceptable, he supports this and you 100%

-(except on nights he’s feeling needy and frisky and you have to stop him to make a call to your parents and he’s left all riled up for 30 minutes to an hour)

-but despite that the nightly calls between you, him, and your parents makes him feel like he has a family in your family, and it also makes him feel closer to you

JAEHEE:

-when you both started up the cafe she didn’t really notice since y'all were both pretty busy with the whole process of starting up a new business

-but as things calm down she starts to notice you say goodbye and 'i love you’ to someone on the phone every time she steps out of the shower/comes into your shared bedroom

-she’s s u s p i c i o u s but doesn’t question it since she respects your privacy

-one night though she’s about to enter the bedroom when she hears you talking, presumably on the phone, so being as curious as she is she waits outside the door and listens to your conversation

-she feels super bad for eavesdropping but she just wants to know who you’re talking to!!

-she can only make out bits and pieces of it but most of it is just you talking to someone about your aunts and cousins and just family in general so she feels a little bit relieved for some reason (poor baby could never admit it to herself but she was worried about your 'i love you’s’ being romantic and directed at someone other than her)

-she never brings it up to you but she assumes it’s just your family, she thinks it’s cute and always gives you the privacy you need to talk to them because she doesn’t want to intrude

-over time though you talk to your parents while she’s in the bedroom and sometimes, but very rarely, she’ll join in on the conversation

-overall she just thinks it’s sweet and it’s one of the many things to love about you

JUMIN:

-this poor guy comes home from the office really late at night so he’s never around to see/hear you making phone calls to anyone

-it isn’t until he comes home early one night that he hears you talking about how happy and lucky you are to be with him to someone on the phone and he’s like: !!!????<333

-he just barges into your shared bedroom while you’re still on the phone and points to the phone while giving you a confused look

-you explain that you call your parents every night to talk to them about random things and to say goodnight and at first he’s like: “are you homesick? do you wish to go see them soon my love? because we can have that arranged-”

-but you quickly have to turn him down and explain that you’re just really close to them and like to keep in touch and he kind of understands but still thinks it’d be more fulfilling to go see them in person

-when he comes home early and you’re talking on the phone he likes to lay his head in your lap to listen to your responses, no matter how random and out of context they are

-he never really talks to your parents one on one and instead just bids them a quick and polite 'hello’ and let’s you do most of the talking since they’re your parents after all

-overall he doesn’t feel anything towards it, he thinks it’s cute you do it consistently each and every night and respects your time alone with them

SEVEN/SAEYOUNG

-he’s the one who keeps track of you and saeran’s phone plans as well as records so he immediately noticed your constant calls out to an unknown number every night

-he didn’t want to bring it up to you face to face for some reason and just did his own private research on it

-he quickly found it was your home number and he pieced the pieces together by himself

-you call your parents each and every night!! could you get anymore precious??

-he never really brings it up with you since he works late into the night and isn’t really around to hear/see you talking to them but every now and again when he takes breaks he can hear you talking quietly to them and it makes him feel all warm and fuzzy inside because sometimes the conversations are about him

-when the convos are about him and he can hear them he just busts open your shared bedroom door and says something ridiculous or embarrassing loud enough for your parents to hear and tease you about it

-“i really do love him. he’s sweet and kind and has the cutest face ever,”

-saeyoung, barging into the room, “i lOVE YOU TOO MC”

-your parents on the phone, “there he is.”

-when he isn’t working late into the night he likes to listen to you talk to them about little everyday things

-he still feels like he doesn’t deserve you or your love but to hear you talk about how happy you are or about how much you love him and your life at the moment makes him feel better every now and again

-he sometimes talks to your parents just to tease you but he also talks to them because they treat him like he’s part of a family, something he never really got to experience in his own childhood so it’s nice to hear an 'i love you’ or 'take care of yourself’ from people who truly do care for him

-he won’t ever admit it to you but one time you fell asleep while he was talking to your parents and all they did was thank him over and over again for making you as happy as he did and all he could do was respond with a choked up cry

-he loves you and your parents so you calling them each and every night is no problem, he loves them and they love him so it’s a win-win situation 24/7

V/JIHYUN

-you weren’t too embarrassed about calling your parents in front of V because he wasn’t the type of person who would tease you terribly so from the first night you slept in with him you told him right off the bat

-he doesn’t really have any other response other than an “that’s alright darling.”

-he doesn’t really say anything when you’re talking to them and he’s nearby since he wants to give you privacy/respect your phone call but he likes listening into your conversation no matter how mundane and 'boring’ they might be

-you sometimes talk about his photographs and his recovery on his eyes and he feels embarrassed by this but never says anything to you about it because he knows you’re just trying to give your parents a check-in ok how he’s doing since he never really talks to them

-every once in awhile you’ll say something that interests him and he’ll join in on the conversation and almost every time he does he compliments you somehow and your parents tease you about having such a lovely and supportive boyfriend which almost embarrasses you as much as V does by continuing on to compliment you and looking at you lovingly

-(fUCK this just turned into me talking about how sweet V is i need to stop)

-sometimes you’ll force V to say something to your parents if you have to get up to go get water or something and all he does during the phone call is talk about how amazing you are as both a person and as his partner

-”MC is absolutely gorgeous, all the photographs of them i have prove it. i’ll be sure to send them to you if i ever get the chance-”

-”sTOP BEING SO LOVELY AND GIVE ME BACK THE PHONE”

-every time you end the phone call and let out a soft little 'goodnight, i love you’ he feels his heart curl and thump heavily against his chest because oh god you’re just the cutest and sweetest partner to ever exist how’d he get so lucky to call you his?

-sometimes when you say goodnight he’ll say it too and loudly enough for them to hear it just so they know he’s there

-overall he doesn’t feel anything towards you calling them every night but he thinks it’s sweet and it’s just another thing to love about you

SAERAN:

-y'all didn’t even sleep in the same room a few months into your relationship because he didn’t want to scare you off with his recurring nightmares that were “hellish to deal with” according to him so he never knew about your nightly phone calls to your parents

-but after a while you two started sharing a room and that’s when he noticed it, though it took a while

-he goes to bed pretty early and you tend to call your parents after he’s gone to sleep because you don’t wanna bother him but one night he wasn’t fully asleep so he listened in

-the conversation wasn’t really anything interesting but at one point you said something along the lines of you having to be quiet because your 'sweet boyfriend’ was sleeping and you didn’t want to disturb him and that made him feel all warm and fuzzy because wow?? you were talking about someone like him to your parents?? He felt so loved but also embarrassed

-he never brings it up to you face to face but always pretends to be asleep so he can hear your conversations with them every night

-he feels a little weird and feels like he’s eavesdropping (saeran, sweetheart, that’s exactly what you’re doing) and being a creep because of it but he just wants to know what’s happening with your parents/family in general!! he cares a lot but it’s embarrassing to say it to you

-he’s never talked to your parents but he’s heard them talk about him like he was family and he always feels his chest tighten up before feeling all soft and happy every time they do

-up to this point in your relationship you still don’t know that he knows that you talk to your parents each night but he hopes you’ll bring it up to him one day so he doesn’t have to

-he thinks it’s precious that you talk to them each night and he likes hearing you whispering to them about random things and then trying to hide your laugh

-overall he doesn’t mind it, it’s nice to hear you talk anytime of the day

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Part 16 of an ongoing series, enjoy :)
A fanfic for a more Mature audience due to violence and language. Read at your own risk :)

Themes=😖,🌟,💣,🎭 ,. (☠️- Harm towards characters, Strong language, Mention of drugs and Adult themes.)

Summary: Your group of friends have gotten on well for years, but what happens when a divide is caused by joining the wrong people? School AU
OT5- Baekhyun, Sehun, Jongdae, Minseok and Chanyeol.

Word Count: 2,156

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14 Part 15  Part 17  Part 18  Part 19  Part 20  Part 21 Part 22  Part 23 Part 24  Part 25  Part 26 Part 27  Part 28 Part 29


You were sitting inside of a chicken shop with a sobbing Jongdae and a baffled Minseok.

“I don’t understand…how did she just…go missing, and how do you know this? Minseok frowned as he looked at a distraught Jongdae who was weeping over his chips, not having touched one.

“Because I received an anonymous message. They told me to come find her, but where?!” he sobbed as he hiccupped through his heavy breathing “What the fuck is going on!? First Youngjae, now Ana…who the fuck is abducting them and who’s going to be next?” He buried his head into his hands as his shoulders shook. “I can’t believe I got her into this. This is all my fault…”
You rubbed Jongdae’s back with your hand.

“This is not your fault Jongdae, don’t blame yourself for this. We’ll find her okay, we found Youngjae so we’ll find Ana.”

“Yeah but he nearly died Y/N!” He hissed as he whipped his head up to look at you, tears were streaming down his face as his eyes had turned red. “I nearly died! What if we don’t get to her in time?” He panicked as he ran his hand through his hair desperately.

“Stop it, we’ll make it in time. I refuse to let an innocent person get hurt in…”you paused, remembering that they didn’t know anything and maybe it was better to keep it that way. “…In whatever’s going on.” You bit your lip nervously as you let your mind wander back to Sehun. The state you had left him in was embarrassing, he was sprawled across his kitchen floor on his second bottle of alcohol, but you had to leave him since Jongdae’s issue was more important.

“My first exam is in a week and a half.” Jongdae sighed. “How am I supposed to concentrate on studying now?”
You rubbed his back again in an attempt to comfort him, from what he had told you the night in the hospital, he really had feelings for Ana so you knew that he was suffering.

“Look I need to go.” Minseok rose from his seat slowly as he gave Jongdae a sad and pitiful smile. “I’ll keep an eye out for Ana and I’ll make sure Rozz and Nel know too.” He bowed politely before he left the shop.



Minseok’s P.O.V              

The cold air hit Minseok’s face as he walked briskly down the dimly lit street; the smile he had plastered on his face gradually leaving him the further he worked down the road away from the shop. A million and one thoughts were running through his mind; around 80 percent of which he already knew the answer to anyway. He just couldn’t seem to comprehend why they would want to join so badly, surely they must have been aware of how foolish it was. His legs began to pick up speed and before he knew it he was running and whipping out the spare keys to his friends house from his back pocket. He was on a mission to save the idiots from themselves but he knew it wouldn’t be easy, near enough impossible really. It was hard pretending he didn’t know what was going on but he knew all too well, and somewhere in the depths of his gut he had a feeling that Y/N knew, but he wasn’t sure to what extent.
His face was red with heat and exhaustion as he stuck his keys into the lock and he twisted the door open.

“Byun Baekhyun!” He shouted as he slammed the door shut behind him; he looked ahead and saw a shirt and bra in front of one of the bedrooms making him scoff in disgust. “Byun Baekhyun , get out here now!”

A sheepish looking Baekhyun slowly emerged from the bedroom that Minseok was standing outside of, he kicked the bra and shirt into the room with his foot as he mumbled something under his breath towards the door, before making his way towards Minseok. “What are you doing here? You can’t just show up like that. I’m not Sehun I live with my fucking parents.”

“Well I gathered your parents weren’t home since you decided it was cool to fuck your friends girl, you idiot. Don’t go giving out spare keys if you don’t want people to invite themselves in.” Minseok rolled his eyes.

Ex girl.”Baek stressed as he corrected him. “And come on Minseok I’m not that stupid, I didn’t have sex with her. I just took a naked selfie with her. She wanted to go that far but I’d never actually do that.” He shook his head in disbelief.

“Oh, and that makes it better does it?”

“Yes. Yes it does. I’ve not completely gone and fucked Sehun over like he has done to me…” Baekhyun huffed as he blew a strand of hair out of his face. “Why are you here?”
Minseok pushed passed Baekhyun and made his way to the bedroom.

“Get out now.” He growled at Mei, whom was just slipping her socks and shoes on.

“Oi oi; my guest not yours.” Baekhyun frowned as he walked over to Minseok, pushing his shoulder.

“I don’t care, get the heck out. How the heck could you do that to Sehun? I’m furious with the pair of you and I’m not nice when I’m angry so get the fuck out.” Minseok pointed back towards the main door as Mei quickly scurried past him and left the building. He let out a sigh of satisfaction as he put his hands on his hips and turned to face Baekhyun.

“Why are you here?” Baekhyun asked again, this time his eyes were dark with anger. Minseok laughed at him as though he were a little boy, shocking Baekhyun, making him widen his eyes in astonishment.

“You’re a fucking fool Byun Baekhyun. Both you and Sehun; chilling with Reiji, you think that’s going to get you far? I know he kidnapped Youngjae. I know fucking everything Byun Baekhyun.” Minseok hissed as he stabbed his finger into Baekhyun’s chest.

“How do you know that shit? I told Sehun to –”

“It wasn’t Sehun!” Minseok hissed as he cut Baekhyun off from speaking. “Sehun wasn’t the one that told me. How could you be so stupid as to join Baek, surely you should have backed out, why did you even do it in the first place. Reiji is fucking dangerous Baek!” He was riled up, his body was shaking now and fists were balled up by his side.

“How would you know how dangerous he is!? He said it would be harmless fun and Nel let me believe he was genuine enough.”

Minseok scoffed at Baekhyun’s response.
“Right. And you believed that did you?” He laughed in disbelief. “You think I don’t know he’s making you take hardcore drugs, did you forget you have a sensitive system? You’re a golden child Baekhyun you’re clever you need to ace those exams! What are you playing at? You think I don’t know about prom, you think I don’t know how that shit happened?! And I bet Reiji has something to do with why Y/N was half naked outside of the hall and I’m telling you know Baekhyun if that motherfucker raped her!…” He shouted, grabbing Baekhyun by the shoulders. Baekhyun was staring at Minseok in fright, why was he so angry and how did have all of this knowledge. Baekhyun began to shiver slightly under Minseok’s touch.

“How-how the fuck do you know this Minseok?…”

“Get your act together Baekhyun.”

“How do you know all of this?” Baekhyun pushed Minseok in the chest sending him backwards ever so slightly.

“Because I’ve fucking been there Baek.” He stomped his foot on the ground angrily. “I’ve been there and it went so fucking wrong…”

“What?” Baekhyun’s breath was barely a whisper as his eyes widened at Minseok. “What do you mean Minseok…explain.”

“Baekhyun; your life will come crashing down if you don’t get out.”

“How so? It’s too late for me now Minseok.”

“He never said anything?… Of course he didn’t.” Minseok looked blankly at the floor. “Baekhyun you cannot repeat what I’m about to tell you outside of these walls. I’m only telling you this to save you Baek…please…listen to me; before it’s too late.” He swallowed hard before letting out a shaky breath  and looking directly at Baekhyun.

“I’ve met Reiji once before Baekhyun…I know him on a deeper level than you think. My name isn’t Minseok… his name isn’t Reiji…not really. Baek I have a criminal record…I…fuck just stay away from him.”

Baekhyun’s heart was banging against his chest as he looked at the man he thought he knew but apparently didn’t. His vision seemed to be going blurry the longer he stared, Minseok’s face was distorting it was as though he was warping into another person. Baekhyun took a step back.

“What do you mean you’re not Minseok?” He laughed; an air of fright in his voice, but his face turned sullen when he realised Minseok wasn’t smiling back. This wasn’t a joke. “Who-who the fuck are you?”

Minseok began walking towards the front door as though he had never just dropped the biggest bomb on Baekhyun.

“I said who the fuck are you?!” Baekhyun shouted as he slowly started following him towards the door.

“Search up Ten Lee.” Was all Minseok said before shutting the door behind him leaving Baekhyun standing there in shock and silence.


Chanyeol’s P.O.V.

“What the fuck is this shit?” He whispered as he looked down at the photo of Baekhyun and what seemed to be Sehun’s girlfriend on his phone. He was deeply confused. The time was 9PM and he had just about got Hani off to sleep, but ever since Youngjae had gone missing she started to wake every 30 minutes he kept trying his hardest to lull her back to sleep but it was becoming exhausting. Chanyeol was beginning to find life very hard and he was starting to lose grips with everything, he was beginning to question whether or not he could carry on doing it all by himself. He thought about handing Hani over to a care home since it was becoming too challenging, but he was afraid that she would never settle in without him. He was aware that Hani loved him very much and he loved her back too, but it was so hard for him to continue the way he had been for so long. He was dragged out of his thoughts by the sound of a shrill scream coming from the floor above. Jumping off of the chair, Chanyeol began to race up the stairs towards Youngjae’s room.

“It’s okay!” He called as he burst through the room and ran over to the boy’s bed. “I’m here now. Shhh. I’m here.” He held his brother’s hot sweaty body next to his as he swayed him back and forth. He was crying hysterically; his body shaking violently as wet hair stuck to his forehead. “It was just a bad dream okay. Just a dream…shh.” He rocked his body slowly as Youngjae began to calm down.

“I’m so scared Chan.” Youngjae whispered as hugged onto his older brother’s torso tightly. “I dream about it every night…”

“I know Jae. I’m sorry I couldn’t look after you better. But I’m here now and I’m trying so hard… I’ll sleep with you tonight, just give me a moment I need to clean up okay.” He slipped his phone out of his pocket as he looked at the time. “You don’t have to go to school tomorrow if you don’t want to.” He smiled as he got up from the bed and made his way to the bathroom, his phone buzzing in his hand as he stood facing the bathroom mirror. He smiled down as he swiped right on the screen.

“Hello.”

“Chanyeol…Hey… sorry I know it’s a bit late I just wanted to know if you were okay.”

“Rozz you should go to sleep. It’s getting late and you have school tomorrow. But I’m okay thanks.” He smiled at his reflection in the mirror, she always made sure to check up on him daily and it meant more to him than she knew.

“I know. I know. I just wanted to know how you were. So you’re not coming in tomorrow?”

“No. No. I have to look after the kids… And Youngjae is struggling so I’ll stay behind.”

“But exams Chan…” He could hear the anxiety in her voice as her statement lingered.

“I know, but my family is my priority. Thanks for calling Rozz, I appreciate.”

“It’s okay Chanyeol, I’ll speak to you later, love you—”

“…What?”

“…I-I said I’ll speak to you later.”


??’s P.O.V
Text message conversation.

??: Where the fuck are you keeping Ana?!

Reiji: Excuse me? And who the fuck is this?

??: Tell me where the fuck she is now!


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Can you do a songfic "Say You Wont Let Go" by James Arthur for bechloe???

Some would say three years was a long engagement. Some would also say that the one who proposed wouldn’t be the one with the cold feet. Someone would also call Beca Mitchell a chicken shit. This time, it was Amy.

“Dude you’ve been engaged how long?”

Beca gulped the last drop of her beer, “Relaxxxx. It’s fine. We’re totally fine.”

“If you were totally fine why won’t you just marry her?”

“Because I’m waiting for the right time.”

“And that is when?”

“When I’ve finished.” Beca threw a twenty down on the bar top, more than enough to cover her and Amy’s drinks plus a tip and then some.

“Finished what?” the blonde yelled after to the brunette who was already half way out of their usual Wednesdsay night hangout spot. 

“See ya later, Amy! Gotta get back to the studio.”

She let the door slam behind her as she absentmindedly checked the notifications on her phone while walking to her car. Three texts from Chloe. 

fiance bitch 5:07pm: will you be home for dinner tonight??

 fiance bitch 6:15pm: i’m ordering you chinese anyway

fiance bitch 7:30pm: don’t hate me but I’m gonna watch Fixer Upper without you unless you hurry tf up, Mitchell

becs 8:01pm: DON’T YOU DARE. i’ll be home in five xoxo

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Yuri on Ice interview translation - Pash! 2016/12 (p14)

This is a translation of Mitsurou Kubo’s detailed commentary on episodes 1-6 (plus some about ep.8) that appeared on the Dec. 2016 Pash! issue. I wish I could’ve posted it yesterday, but I was too tired to double-check it… It’s very interesting and there’s lots of “behind-the-scenes”, so have fun reading while we wait for episode 9 (can’t wait already)!

Some notes:
In the magazine, some parts of the commentary are written in bold font and some in even bolder font. I recreated it with italic for the first and bold for the latter. (So yeah those are not highlighted by me, I’m just recreating how the actual article is.) The episode titles are left in Japanese because I’m not watching any sub/dub so not sure what to use as an “official” translation. As for character lines, for the same reason I’m not using the translations appeared in the sub/dub so they might be worded differently than what you are used to hear.

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Mitsurou Kubo complete commentary!
Mitsurou Kubo-san is in charge of creating the original plan for the screenplay, in the form of a manga storyboard. We have asked her to comment on the story so far!

Episode 1 “Nan no Pirozhki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final”

-Looking back, this episode doesn’t have many gag parts compared to the others. We see Yuuri’s past, and since it was getting gloomy we tried lots of ways not to make it go too much into that direction.

-I completed the storyboard for this episode last year and it’s been quite some time since it left my side, so I was able to watch it forgetting that I’m the one who created it. That’s one of the reasons when people watch episode 1 and tell me “”YOI” is interesting” I reply “I think the same”, even though it sounds like self-praise. But indeed, I think I’m the only one that can draw this kind of story…

-The “pirozhki” in the title actually doesn’t appear in the episode (LOL), but it will come up later on.

-In the recording test for the scene where Yuuri gives his glasses to Yuuko and tells her “please watch”, Toyonaga-san played him really cool and made my heart throb (LOL). However, in the actual episode we used a version that sounds weaker. It’s no good if Yuuri starts being cool from the first episode (LOL), so I asked Toyonaga-san to make it something gradual. As the story progresses, Yuuri also becomes stronger!

-The recording of this episode is the only one I’ve been able to go to so far. I didn’t think about the voice actors at all when writing the storyboard, which resulted in Phichit’s voice actor Kenshou (Ono)-san coming to the recording even though his only line was “hahaha!”. This happened shortly after I went to see the “KuroBas” musical (where Ono-san is also starring), so I felt especially sorry for him… (LOL)

-One of the things I was going to do no matter what is to show asses in the hot springs (LOL). Though in fact, until that point I had never really drawn a guy’s ass in my manga. When I saw the finished footage I was like “this is so direct…!!” (LOL). But seriously, skaters have such a wonderful body!


Episode 2 “Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran”

-Some people realized from the preview at the end of episode 1 that Victor was going to become a coach, and I also spotted comments like “I don’t want him to quit competing!”, but that’s a hasty judgment (LOL). It was never said that he’s retiring!

-For weekly serialized manga the reader poll* is very important, and I remember one of the things I was told by my editor is that “manga whose 2nd chapter receives more praise in the poll than the 1st one tend to continue longer and become more popular”. So my hope for this episode 2 was that it would receive more praise than episode 1. And I think this actually happened.
[*translator note: Usually magazines come with a postcard where readers can choose which manga they liked the most and write comments. This actually influences the order in which manga appear in the magazine and can lead less popular ones to be canceled]

-When I wrote this episode I was still drawing freely, without thinking too much about the “30 minutes time slot” of an anime. I was told that “cutting a long story is easier than trying to expand a short story”, but when I found that just reading all lines aloud would take longer than 20 minutes, I realized that I needed to think more about the time too. Still, until episode 4 I wasn’t able to calculate time correctly.

-I’m careful not to make it look like Victor is completely guiding Yuuri with his advices, and that it shows that Yuuri is actually a person that can think about what he wants to do, that wants to create a new image for himself, and that he can come up with ideas that go slightly ahead of what Victor is thinking. As the story progresses, it should become more and more clear why Yuuri needs to be the protagonist.

-What I needed to do first of all is make it so that viewers will want to cheer for these three, and that they will never get tired of watching them talk together. Therefore, to write this episode I gathered all the skills and experience I have gained so far as an author and did my very best.

Episode 3 “Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Kessen! Onsen on ICE”

-The episode where eros is compared to katsudon. The original idea came to me when I heard that the choreographer Kenji (Miyamoto)-sensei, when he teaches young children how to do sensual movements, tells them to imagine “having honey on your hands”. I thought that in that case, if you absolutely cannot come up with an image for eros, you could just try to substitute it with food. Plus I also heard that foreigners like katsudon. And there’s a “katsu” in “Yuuri Katsuki” as well. I also thought it would be cool if someone felt like eating katsudon the next day, influenced by the anime… However, I actually never asked Kenji-sensei to base the choreography on katsudon (LOL). I just tried to associate katsudon to the finished choreography myself.

-Yuuri is actually quite cold-hearted. He’s someone that doesn’t really try to get into other people’s hearts, but in this episode, through the confrontation with Yurio, he became aware of a side of himself he had never experienced before.

-Figure skaters, even if they’re rivals on the ice, can be quite friendly with each other off the ice. I wanted viewers to remember “Hasetsu” as a place where Yuuri and Yurio could spend some carefree time. I added this match because it would have been sad not to see them confront each other until the GP series.

Episode 4 “Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program”

-I came up with this part because I didn’t want Yuuri to just dance on a FS prepared by Victor, I wanted the two of them to create it together. I wanted to show that Yuuri is not someone that just waits for others to give him everything, he becomes more active and does something creative on his own too. It’s something to which I can relate too because it’s also what I feel when creating my works, so it was easy to put my feelings into it. This is also the last episode where they are training in Hasetsu, and I wanted to make this one of the precious days Yuuri spent with Victor.

-Regarding the “hair whorl” scene, in a manga it’s something that would be explained with words, but since this is an anime I wanted to draw something that cannot be explained with words, a moment when the wall between the two falls. As sometimes Yuuri acts rudely even toward the person he admires, can’t completely open up his heart, tends to get a bit hesitant about creating something new etc, I wanted to show this somewhat irrational side of him. Wouldn’t anybody want to poke Victor’s hair!? I had the feeling that if you poked it something would change. It’s like Victor “came down to the human world”.

-We made Yuuri’s theme “love”, but actually in the beginning the concept of “skating for love” was never in my or director Yamamoto’s mind (LOL). Then we heard actual figure skaters say that “they can work hard for love”. If we hadn’t heard that we probably wouldn’t have done it because it would have looked like something forced by the creators, but if the show wasn’t about figure skating I’m sure we would never have discussed seriously about love or portrayed it anyway, and with the director we just got all hyped up about love and decided to make it the theme. The portrayal of love is a key point in this anime, and I’m glad that we could convey it clearly in this episode.

-It seems to happen especially with young Russian athletes that some of them go well when they’re young but then suddenly start getting worse results above 16-17 years old, so considering this too Yurio probably feels the flow of time in a completely different way than Yuuri.

-I like the scene where Yuuri writes “YURI ON ICE” on the CD and it connects to the title of the series. It’s actually true that you have to bring a CD to the tournaments. Kenji-sensei also used to write titles on the CDs, so I took inspiration from that. I really like episode 4.

Episode 5 “Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai”

-It’s a stupid title, isn’t it (LOL). I originally put “kao makka” (bright red face) in the title referring to Yuuri feeling embarrassed when he skates Eros for the first time, but in the end he collides with a wall and his face physically becomes red, so it sounds like it refers to that.

-This is the only tournament that takes place in Japan. I wanted to show how, like Yuuri admires Victor, there are also Japanese athletes who admire Yuuri, and this is where Minami-kun shows up. But seriously, Yuuri Katsuki mostly has a cold attitude toward athletes who admire him (LOL). He doesn’t really behave like someone who is the target of admiration, and that’s why Victor scolds him. After that he finally learns to encourage his junior. This is something where Yuuri needs to grow.

-Meanwhile Victor also grows when he needs to decide how to deal with a pupil that isn’t as good as he had pictured… I’m surprised we could fit all this in one episode.

-For the first time Yuuri skates in a public tournament in front of an audience, and I had to decide from who’s point of view to write the monologues. Since in the real world you cannot hear what athletes think when skating, I thought it would be interesting to have the monologues come from Yuuri, so I chose him for the first point of view. The second part is from Victor’s point of view.

-At the time I wrote this episode I wanted to draw the storyboard properly, so I did my best to ink it as neatly as possible. I really really wanted for the production staff to see, to understand that Yuuri Katsuki is strong.

-We actually went to the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament to collect data. It’s possible to watch the tournament from right behind where athletes enter the rink and also very close to the rink, so we pricked up our ears to listen to what people actually say. We saw an athlete coming back from the rink saying “I’m sorry, I know! I know!”. I believe they wanted to show their coach that they understood what they did wrong before the coach themselves said it. There were also athletes who pulled up their zippers with shocking speed. Some of the things we saw and heard there were actually included in the anime.

Episode 6 “Grand Prix Series Kaimaku! Yacchaina Chuugoku Taikai!”

-All the athletes participating in the China tournament show up. This is the episode I was most scared it wouldn’t fit within the allowed time slot.

-One of the things I absolutely wanted to draw is the characters eating “Shanghai mitten crab” (LOL). I’m sure we and everyone else would want to eat it, and I know that athletes sometimes eat it too after the matches, so yeah. I’m glad that we included that scene, because it was an entertaining way to show that the characters have gone abroad from the start of the episode, in a part that is not directly related to the tournament. Beside that, when we went there to collect data, outside the hotel there was a food stall selling something like Taiwanese senbei (rice crackers), and we spotted the Chinese skater Yan Han eating them, so we based the scene with Guang-Hong on that.

-The players that participate in the China Tournament are all sociable, so there’s lots of chatting. Many of the songs are also catchy. On the contrary, the Russia Tournament is suddently savage (LOL). I didn’t want viewers to find the tournament scenes boring or to be unable to understand the characters, so I did my best to make it so that you could grasp a character’s personality through their skating.

-Regarding the scene where Yuuri licks his lips, in the world of figure skating athletes actually do need to show a provocative attitude toward judges. The director and I always discuss about “what would be the most unusual erotic thing Yuuri Katsuki would do?”, and that’s how I decided to draw him licking his lips.

-I created Popovich as a very artistic character, but he’s amusing (LOL). It’s also common for Russian athletes to use very loud songs or songs with sound effects.

-In my storyboard, Giacometti is skating fully naked. The director told me that the recording for this episode was awesome (LOL).

-I was very straightforward when I wrote Yuuri’s line “I’m the only one who knows Victor’s love”… (LOL). But I think that using more lukewarm expressions would just not be good for the story, so I’m determined to go all-out.

Episode 7~
-In episode 8 J.J. is shocking (LOL). We’re not planning to create chara songs for this anime, but his SP is basically like a chara song (LOL). Of course it’s not sung by (Mamoru) Miyano-san, but he skates to a song that he requested to write for himself, and the lyrics are just the best (LOL). There are also some visual expressions that normally would be impossible to see, however it’s J.J. so it’s possible… I wanted to make him the most thoroughly strong rival character. I was the one who thought his final pose, and I hope it trends after the episode is aired… Another big highlight is Yurio’s serious agape after he becomes more refined. We had a female skater perform Yurio’s program, her hair was the same length as his and she brushed it up while skating. It would be amazing to see the same in the anime too. Another point to look forward to is the song used by Seung-Gil, who’s already popular in Korea!!

[Translator’s note: She actually doesn’t mention episode 7 at all, she just skips right to episode 8. I guess she didn’t want to make any spoiler and everything she wanted to say about it is spoiler? Well I can kind of understand… I am sure we will get comments on episode 7 too in magazines issued at a later time]


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Recovering from an eating disorder is the hardest thing you’ll ever do, but also the best. You’ll spend a lot of time crying and feeling like you want to rip off your skin and like no one understands you and who are you, even, anyway because if you’re not your eating disorder than what are you? You’ll tell your family and they’ll be supportive and confused, and when you have to go to day treatment, so quickly after you just started outpatient, they’ll ask questions that make you feel furious but you can’t blame them, you’ve known about your eating disorder for over a decade and they’ve only known about it for a short 8 weeks. You will be so unbelievably unwound that you won’t have the energy to make your bed. You’ll walk around in circles at the King of Prussia food court (the fancy one, not the one with all the fried food) and you’ll cry in public because you don’t know what’s safe to choose and without your eating disorder nothing feels safe. You’ll stop exercising entirely and your body will surprise you by losing weight (those last 10 pounds? Turns out all you had to do was stop starving and they’d come right off) and you’ll feel fat the whole time. You will fill four journals and become an expert doodler.

You’ll see a boy at a club who holds your hand and makes you feel normal for the first time since you went to treatment. You will try to fill the empty space not having an active eating disorder leaves with dating - like maybe the bright eyed young men on your computer screen might make you feel good enough. You drink beers with them, and they don’t. You’ll write down hundreds of days of records of what you ate, and how you felt, and fill in bubbles for the new food language you’ve learned: exchanges. You’ll carve pumpkins with that boy, and you’ll have an emotional freak out, the kind that you aren’t supposed to show other people, the same kind that made you feel so ashamed you made 24 apology cookies for your best friend’s boyfriend because he happened to see you lose it for a minute. It happens, when you don’t allow access to your feelings, they shoot out unexpected, but this boy will stay calm and he sees you the next day anyway and you feel scared and thankful. You will go to the grocery store with your roommate and you’ll spend over an hour picking 30 items because you can’t figure out how to find the 2% or full fat yogurt. She’ll frame a picture in your kitchen of the art therapy you did after eating McDonald’s in group. It gives you strength.

Time will pass and you won’t notice when it happens, but it gets easier. You’ll develop new habits. The voice gets quieter and you’ll be able to make your bed again. You’ll take a lot of baths and try a lot of crafts (you hate crafts, it’s okay to hate crafting) and start to learn how to cook different things and you’ll take a picture of the beer you’re drinking with the pork chop you’re grilling at the boy’s apartment and send it to your friends because you never would have allowed that kind of combination in the past. They celebrate for you. You’ll leave intensive treatment and you’ll go to therapy twice a week and group once a week and see the best nutritionist weekly too. You’ll spend a lot of money, but trust me, it’s worth it. You will cry a lot in a lot of different offices, even as it gets easier, because it’s like getting to know yourself all over again, or maybe for the first time, because are you a full person at 13 when you got sick?

You’ll wonder what recovery is and if you’ll ever reach it. A lot of moments will feel like okay, maybe this is it, maybe this is good enough, this is all you get. Your body will change - it will shrink and then it will grow again. You’ll start exercising again, but maybe you’ll never do strength training the way you used to, and maybe you’ll never run another race, but you’ll find things that fill you with happiness (get ready for spin and yoga, it’s awesome). You’ll look back at that tiny body after you first entered treatment and you’ll think that was what you were supposed to be like and feel like you are failing. You’re not. You’re recovering.

You’ll go to therapy less - once a week, then every two. You’ll move in with the boy and you’ll get a new job that will make you sad, and you’ll find yourself in a new version of depression. This time your eating disorder doesn’t run things, but it’s still there, and you’ll find yourself in a body you don’t understand and your clothes too small. But you’ll carry on and eat anyway. You’ll sit with your dad at your favorite taco place and you’ll make a plan and you’ll quit the job that makes you sad JUST BECAUSE it makes you sad, which is huge, to allow yourself to prioritize yourself even if it’s not the “right” move, and you’ll get another job - and this one is better. You’ll travel to Italy and drink wine multiple times a day and eat pasta and enjoy it. You will be amazed that just a few years ago, you cried when you had to eat a bite of macaroni and cheese after a long day, or did a whole therapy session about baked ziti. You’ll cry on your way to the Grand Canyon because the size you used to be doesn’t fit anymore because depression manifests for you in weight gain this time and you’ll feel like the whole world is over but then a few hours later, the boy will propose and you’ll forget you ever felt out of place in this body at all.

You’ll start going to spin, you’ll spend way more money than you ever thought reasonable on groceries and you’ll cook new things. You’ll have joint Google Sheets with a friend across the country who makes notes and helps you meal plan so it’s less scary. You will plan a wedding. Your body will feel like your own again. You won’t have weighed yourself for four years, so you don’t know what you look like because a number was what told you what you were worth, but you feel okay in your skin most days. You will not like to shop for clothes, it will make you anxious, but you’ll work on it. You’ll feel recovered. You will discharge from therapy and nutrition because you’re thriving. You will get married and it will be the most blissful amazing day - you will eat multiple times that day and you won’t feel anxious and you’ll feel beautiful and you’ll be present for the whole thing. You’ll want to cry because it’s such a tangible victory to be present. So many years you spent not there at all - counting or obsessing, living in a world no one else could enter and missing whole conversations, days and hours entirely. And because of what you did, how hard you fought, you will get to be present for your entire wedding day.

And then, even though you’re so happy and everything is better than it ever could have been, maybe BECAUSE you’re so happy you stop being so vigilant, you won’t ever really know, you’ll relapse.

But you’ll catch it, just four weeks in. You’ll have a few really awful days where your brain will feel how it used to every day - stuck and full and disgusted and obsessed and hand in hand with this monster who lives inside your brain. But then you’ll go back to those familiar rooms and you’ll cry and you’ll laugh and you’ll grocery shop and you’ll feel like a failure and then you’ll realize you’re not a failure, and you’ll tell your husband and you’ll tell your friends, and you’ll do the things you know how to do to not let the eating disorder win. And just a couple of months later, you’ll start to feel like yourself again. You won’t be as consumed with anxiety when you hear your friends calorie count and diet and cut out food groups. You will start to do yoga and start to appreciate your body again. You won’t want to be touched, but you know that won’t last forever. You’ll take walks even though it’s cold and you’ll start to laugh again. You will fight and you will cry and you will feel guilty and anxious and like a burden, but you will keep going. And then you’ll sit, almost 5 years from when you started, and you’ll write this. You’ll think you’ll cry and then you won’t. You’ll feel joy and shame and anxiety and pride. You’ll feel thankful and guilty. But most of all? You will know you are strong and that you are worthy of having a true, full life. And you will believe that. So even though it’s much more complicated than 8 weeks of outpatient could ever treat (so cute you thought that was enough), you’ll know you can do it, you ARE doing it, and in this way, you are free.

Deep Space Nine RECAP: 3x07

It’s ONLY LOGICAL that I don’t leave Season 3 out in the cold (vacuum of space) as the only Star Trek: DS9 season for which I haven’t written one full episode recap. I gotta. And it’s gotta be ‘Civil Defense’, because like, have you seen ‘Civil Defense’? Here let me tell you every fantastic thing that happens in

Season 3, Episode 7: ‘Civil Defense’

‘Civil Defense’ — a Season 3 episode! — begins with Chief O’Brien hard at work converting an old ore processing unit into a deuterium refinery with the help of his engineering intern, young Jake Sisko.

…It is actually only just now in this moment that I’m realizing this ore processor from the Terok Nor days was probably that same godawful Metropolis factory they sent Bashir to, that first time he and Kira ended up in the Mirror ‘Verse of Manic Evil Pansexual Doppelgängers. Hah, neat.

And yes I realize I got all of 30 words into this recap before sidebar-ing about continuity like a fucking nerd, but hey you choose to sit around this internet campfire.

WHERE WAS I. Oh ok, so Commander Sisko has shown up because O’Brien has kept his kid past dinnertime. I would now like everyone to keep in their mind for the remainder of this episode the fact that it was the end of the workday and everyone was ready to kick off and head home.

But before they can do that, Jake is having trouble deleting one of the old operating files from the computer, some mysterious unnamed thing that O’Brien can’t make heads nor tails of either. O’Brien tries to transfer it to a central system and deal with it later, but the computer is like ho ho ho, not today buddy, not on your life, threat intended. With headspinning quickness, the computer is already announcing they have just five seconds to enter the correct access code.

Jake: “Or what?!”
O’Brien: “Well I dunno, but I better stop it—”
Alarms: “BLARE. BLARE.”

THAT’S RIGHT: IT’S A STATION BOOBYTRAP ENSEMBLE EPISODE, AND YOU’RE ALL INVITED.

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Given Chapter 21 summary

Thank you @kat-division for uploading the chapter and I do not claim that the translation is 100% accurate. Warning: I’m very bad at narrating stories (psst, you might fall asleep), and I’m sure there are mistakes. Feel free to point them out- NICELYಥ‿ಥ
@things-all-love usually does a summary of the new chapters, so you can wait for theirs (which will be a lot better than mine :P)

Long-ass post -> Proceed with caution

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Things Left Unsaid (Part 1)

Prompt: Imagine years ago, you used to work with Jonathan Pine and John Wick, and both of them were madly in love with you but chose to keep quiet for the job’s sake, and eventually, each of you went separate ways. When they find out you’re in trouble, they reunite and join forces to save you.

Warnings: language, death, killing….

Word Count: 5282

Notes: Spoiler alert-ish for the Night Manager and John Wick. Beta’d by my girl @like-a-bag-of-potatoes. Prompte from @theartofimagining13

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How were you in this situation? Easy - you killed for a living. Ironic, isn’t it? You take the life of someone else to earn your own. It wasn’t that simple though. You killed people who you were ordered too - thankfully, so far, they were like you. Mob men, bodyguards, people who posed a threat to whoever your boss was. You didn’t kill random people, that would be sick.

But apparently no matter how you tried to justify what you did, you were still in Beijing, at the hands of the Chinese Mafia. You had gotten in over your head on this one. The hit was a big wig in the Chinese Mafia, you thought maybe you could take him but apparently you bit off more than you could chew.

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anonymous asked:

OKAY SO HAVE YOU HEARD LOUIS NEW SNIPPET OF A SONG HE RELEASED TONIGHT? It literally says "I went to Amsterdam without you / All I could do was think about you". And before that he tweeted he was "pissed about industry BS". This song has Larry written allllll over it!! Do you think his tweet correlates to the specific verse of he song he released? And also this sort of confirms Elk was brought back to cover up this album. It's going to have traces of Harry everywhere!! Im so excited!

Anonymous said: “I went to Amsterdam without you, all I could do is think about you…” Yup, the album is going to be hella gay and that’s why they were pushing the “i love my girlfriend” narrative soo much…//

Anonymous said: Ooi Sea you missed the drama storm that was tonight, I’m to bed now, but I bet you’ll see in the morning.lemme ask though, why draw attention to the lyric? THAT specific one? If the intent was always to make it about E. wouldn’t he have thought of that? Wouldn’t he know we larries would pounce in it? As reality slips from my grasp I ask you, how could it have been anything but intentional//

Anonymous said: I’m here thinking what shit might have occurred that it pissed him off so bad he decided to tell the world. i think they might encounter some or the other kind of shit every day but last night was the worst for him i guess.

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Holy Shit!

So here are a few pieces of my brain candy:

1. The tweets came fast and furious– all within minutes, except for the last tweet which came three hours later. They send a confusing and cryptic message. First, there’s a clear message about an industry-related disagreement, then one saying fuck ‘em, fans and Louis can do it alone. Then a non-sequitur about Liam Gallagher’s album (possible implications? Gallagher lyrics? Gallagher’ single “Chinatown” has this:

God told me
Live a life of luxury
All our lives we’ve both been waiting

The switches in mood of the texts, the incongruities all suggest conflict bts. The sequence describes opposing parties bts trying to control the direction of the narrative. They remind me of two events in the past: 1. Freddie’s birth, where first it was leaked by Cybergranny via an IG photo of a trash bag, then confirmed hours later by Louis’ tweet, and finally an odd tweet from Harry quoting a song about a father burying his son, and 2. the night of the cancelled Belfast concert, 21 October 2015. First something bad happened, likely related to contractual/ industry disagreement, then something good happened (Home/ Always You leak) to compensate, except in the Always You case, the official narrative was set up months in advance.

2. IG shows snippet from LA traffic (see addendum below). It looks like it’s taken from the passenger side (someone else, not the videographer, is driving), from someone wearing blue jeans, probably a guy. My guess is the guy filming is Louis, because he had to time it to those lyrics specifically. He’s resting his knee on the dash. I don’t know the LA highways well enough to know where this is.

Tweet for the clip was at 8:57 PM EST, 5:57 PM PST:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/900522504640442368

The snippet looks like it was taken well before 6 PM PST, closer to noon probably, judging by the cars’ shadows. It may have been even earlier than today. So the industry disagreement may have happened after the clip was recorded, and may have prompted the clip to be uploaded.

There was some uncertainty about what the next single was going to be. Was this the controversy? Feels like something bigger, to me.

3. I think that this album is centered on Harry, just as HS1 had huge swaths directly about Louis. There are strands and clues, and I vouch for nothing with any certainty, but let’s look at the clues.

I. Amsterdam. The selection of the lyrics, and the fact that Louis points them out specifically, is 100% intentional. He knows that we know he went to Gay Amsterdam last month. The reason he went was presumably for E’s birthday. The fact that it was for her birthday subtly ties Amsterdam to love, and to birthdays. And the fact that he was in Gay Amsterdam told us that Amsterdam in NO WAY is related to Eleanor, no matter how hard they try to link them. The reason? Because the song was already written and recorded, and there had to be cover for the lyrics. So— hasty trip arranged to Amsterdam to celebrate E’s birthday, with prominent display of Not-straight to dispel any confusion about whom the song is really about.

So, lyrics, Amsterdam, birthdays, and timelines. Let’s take a look.

He tweeted “Always” and had the IG captioned “You” on 26 February 2017:

Always
9:51 PM · Feb 26, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/836045979061211137

So by that time, the song had been written (assuming that the song is Always You. If it turns out not to be– disregard). The IG had him looking miserable, he was supposed to be on a loved-up vacation with E, he sent the photo from a hotel he had gone to in Jamaica, with Harry.

E was never photographed in Jamaica; she was implied to be there because of fan sightings in a South Carolina airport.

Let’s not forget Harry wrote most of his album in Jamaica. Jamaica is s place loaded with memories and meaning for Harry and Louis, and the Eleanor trip was to provide cover– the way Townes Adair provided cover for Harry’s song “Carolina,” which is not about Townes Adair.

II. The timeline. The last tweet states the song was written six months ago. It was tweeted more than 3 hours after the tweet before. Someone thought it was important to add this timeline.

P.s wrote that song like 6 months ago
12:27 AM · Aug 24, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/900575353143308289

We’re talking February 2017, so around the time of the “Always” tweet.

Fwiw Louis tweeted this on 4 February:

Also really happy with what’s coming out of the writing I’m doing at the moment . Can’t wait for you guys to hear more
4 February 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/827991878222151680

The timing coincides nicely with a different birthday, not Eleanor’s:

@Harry_Styles happy birthday mate! Have a sick night8:30 PM · Feb 1, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/826965898644877313

I think both Harry and Louis were in LA for Harry’s birthday this year, although I think Louis flew out shortly after.

The song was likely written shortly after Harry’s birthday, and finished by the end of February. He was probably working on it around mid-February– Valentine’s Day.

III. A last, unrelated thought. Always You is an acoustic ballad, as expected. It reminds me of the black and white IG photo Louis posted 23 January 2017:

https://instagram.com/p/BPnQ3lljoyh/

On a side note, Eleanor has been in Amsterdam before.

https://instagram.com/p/BMyxv-pla1V/

She knows the city and knows where to go. So the place Louis took her to for her birthday was no accident.

addendum: @onebritneydirection just reminded me that there’s no confirmation this song was Always You, and I agree. The above was written with that assumption in mind– but as always… grain of salt. @mumma1direction also corrected me that thus Range Rover is Louis’ car, and is frequently driven by Oli. Again– sorry about the incorrect speculation.

On May 15, 1967, Paul McCartney was out on the town.

PAUL: The night I met Linda I was in the Bag O'Nails [nightclub] watching Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames play a great set. Speedy was banging away. She was there with the Animals, who she knew from photographing them in New York. They were sitting a couple of alcoves down, near the stage. The band had finished and they got up to either leave or go for a drink or a pee or something, and she passed our table. I was near the edge and stood up just as she was passing, blocking her exit. And so I said, ‘Oh, sorry. Hi. How are you? How’re you doing?’ I introduced myself, and said, 'We’re going on to another club after this, would you like to join us?' 

That was my big pulling line! Well, I’d never used it before, of course, but it worked this time! It was a fairly slim chance but it worked. She said, 'Yes, okay, we’ll go on. How shall we do it?’ I forget how we did it, 'You come in our car’ or whatever, and we all went on, the people I was with, and the Animals, we went on to the Speakeasy. 

It was the first evening any of us had ever heard a record called 'A Whiter Shade of Pale’ with words about feeling seasick. The lyrics were all very strange and poetic and the theme was a famous Bach theme but we didn’t know that. We just thought, God, what an incredible record! It was a sort of marker record. It was a benchmark. And we were all trying to guess who it was. So we had to go to the booth and ask, 'What was that one you just played?’ and he said, 'Oh yes, “Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum.’ 'Procol what? Is it Latin or something?’ And there were rumors went around about what that meant. So all the mystery of the evening.

LINDA: I first met Paul at the Bag O'Nails. The Animals were old friends because I’d photographed them so much in New York, so when I came to London they took me out; and we went to see Georgie Fame at the Bag O'Nails. And that’s where Paul and I met. We flirted a bit, and then it was time for me to go back with them and Paul said, 'Well, we’re going to another club. You want to come?’ I remember everybody at the table heard 'A Whiter Shade of Pale’ that night for the first time and we all thought, Who is that? Stevie Winwood? We all said Stevie. The minute that record came out, you just knew you loved it. That’s when we actually met. Then we went back to his house. We were in the Mini with I think Lulu and Dudley Edwards, who painted Paul’s piano; Paul was giving him a lift home. I was impressed to see his Magrittes.

They met again four days later at the launch party for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an exclusive affair for a dozen journalists and a dozen photographers held at manager Brian Epstein’s house at 24 Chapel Street, Belgravia. Linda Eastman was in London to take photographs for a book called Rock and Other Four Letter Words on which she was collaborating with the journalist J. Marks.

LINDA: So we were in London to take pictures for this book. I’d always wanted to photograph Stevie Winwood because I loved Spencer Davis, I loved Stevie Winwood, and the Beatles. I’d pretty much photographed everybody else. But it was up to me, it’s not like Marks rang up people and said, 'I’m with Bantam Books. We want to take your picture.’ Nothing was organised, so I had to do it. I took my portfolio around to NEMS at Hille House, and Peter Brown looked at it. I’d met Peter when he and Brian Epstein came to New York, we had mutual friends. So I took my portfolio and asked him to show it to Brian. Brian liked it a lot and wanted to buy some of the pictures, which I loved. I gave them to him in the end. He said, 'Yes, you can photograph the Beatles.’ So I got to go to this press conference at Brian’s house for Sgt. Pepper. I got one good photo that I liked, which is that thumbs-up one. The rest are just like everyone else’s photographs, but for that one I said, 'Oh, come on, guys! You know?’ and that shows at least they were relating, because if you believe the press you’d never think John and Paul ever related.

(Quotes from Barry Miles’ Many Years From Now). The above photo was taken at the launch party by a press agency photographer and is the very first photo of Paul, then 24, and Linda, 25, together. They would not reconnect until a year later in America (in May 1968) and four months after that, would move in together. They married on March 12, 1969 and remained so until Linda’s untimely death from breast cancer on April 17, 1998. 

Four children and 30 years of marriage - and it all started 50 years ago at 9 Kingly Street. 

*~cherik fic rec~*

so, to keep record of some things I’ve read, I decided to do a list, then I thought: why not make a fic rec of it?
it’s not in a favorite/rate/word count order, it’s very random, though I’ll include these infomations

when I say random, it’s because some of them are just 2k of porn with plot that you can read in 30 minutes before going to sleep and some are 100k+(or almost 100k) that will take days to finish

and I’m going to add more fanfics everytime I finish one

I LOVE EVERY SINGLE FANFICTION ON THIS LIST, OKAY

thank you to authors for the beautiful writing and for making me cry or roll on the ground or laugh out loud 
i love you all

they’re all cherik

here it goes

 One Life for Yourself and One for Your Dreams ♥ by endingthemes

23K / Explicit

When 00 Agent Raven Darkholme manages to capture the elusive Magneto and bring him in for questioning about a dangerous arms deal involving international criminal Sebastian Shaw, it’s up to Quartermaster Charles Xavier to get him to talk. With time running out, Charles needs to convince Magneto to trust him, but they’re both far too good at keeping secrets, and the growing attraction between them is only making things more difficult.


Playing With Fire by professor

6k / Explicit

Charles is a detective determined to catch a serial killer.


 The stars incline us, they do not bind us ♥ by ikeracity and Pangea

162k / Explicit

Intergalactic Federation pilot Lieutenant Charles Xavier is assigned last-minute to a high profile mission: transporting over two thousand prison inmates from an old and overfilled prison complex to a newer, higher-capacity prison stronghold located on the outer reaches of the galaxy. Just as he’s settling down for a long and uneventful ride, things take a turn for the worse after the inmates riot and stage a hostile takeover of the ship, leaving Charles to find himself at the complete mercy of cold-blooded killers and facing the chilling prospect that he might not ever make it back home alive.


Paper Monsters by Clocks

39k / Explicit

Summary:
Fill for this prompt: Charles meets Erik Lehnsherr, his favorite novelist of all time at a coffee shop, but doesn’t know it’s him, and Erik just criticizes his own writing in front of his biggest fan.


Rumor Mill by ikeracity

7k / General Audiences

Summary:
Erik is the grumpiest, most foul tempered worker at Stark industries. His grumpiness is the stuff of legends.
So it’s obviously the talk of the office when Erik is being made to go to the company party and he’s bringing his husband. There’s rumors flying round about how much of a masochist or equally antisocial bastard Erik’s husband must be to put up with him. Others think he must be a meek mouse perhaps bullied by Erik.
What they weren’t expecting was the confident, charming, adorable and unbelievably nice Charles that turns up on Erik’s arm. What they certainly weren’t expecting was how much Erik obviously adores his husband and how happy he is to let others see this.

part 2: Theraflu and You by ikeracity

6k / Teen and Up Audiences

Summary:The story of Charles’s proposal to Erik will never fail to make Charles blush. Erik summarizes it as, “He literally threw the ring at me,” to which Charles will always protest, “There’s more to the story than that!“Rumor Mill verse backstory. How Charles and Erik got engaged.


The Courtship by dvs

98k / Explicit

Summary:
A story about a courtship that began five hundred years ago.


Dreaming Men are Haunted Men by ikeracity

2k / Explicit 

Summary:
Erik wakes up to discover that the Beach Divorce was really just a vivid, terrible dream. Charles comforts him and changes everything.


 Anarchy In The U.K. ♥ by Yahtzee

162k / Explict

Summary:
"Good God, Erik thought. The Prince of Wales is gay.”

Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy – and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.


 Good Boys ♥ by zamwessell (greencarnation)

34k / Explict

Summary:
Charles has always been a good boy.  Erik Lehnsherr is about to change this.


Is it Erik with a C or a K?  by ikeracity and kageillusionz

5k / Explict

Summary:
When Charles sexts his boss instead of his latest squeeze during one late night of report writing, the first thing he expects is a sexual harassment law suit and the last thing is Mr. Lehnsherr actually fucking him hard into his desk.

(Or the one where the moral of this story is don’t check who you sext if you want your boss to bone you.)


In The Punch Line by zamwessell (greencarnation)

29k / Explict

Summary:
From the kinkmeme!
Basically, Charles Xavier needs a date to his tenth high school reunion. Enter Erik Lehnsherr, Raven’s best friend, who happens to be a model and the new face of Calvin Klein.


Roses are Red ♥ by ikeracity

4k / Explicit 

Summary:
Being a mob boss’ associate has its ups and downs. Having sex in the back of a limo on Valentine’s Day is definitely one of the ups.

part 2: A Private Affair by Pangea

7k / Explicit

Summary: Charles is not Erik’s Bond Girl.

part 3: A Pertinent Reminder by ikeracity and Pangea

17k / Mature

Summary:
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that getting involved in Erik’s mob business isn’t all fine dining and sex on yachts. There’s nothing like taking a couple of bullets to remind Charles of the reality.


Guilty by Association by Regann

61k / Mature

Summary:

While investigating the homicide of a John Doe who he suspects might’ve been murdered while working the streets as a prostitute, Detective Erik Lehnsherr finds an unexpected ally in a hooker named Charles who seems as determined as he to solve the case. As they become more deeply involved both with the case and each other, there’s just one thing that Charles neglects to mention – that he’s really an investigative journalist, one quickly convinced that what they’re dealing with is more than simple murder. cop!Erik, fake-hooker-slash-reporter!Charles, Modern AU.


Rumor Has It ♥ by blueink3

165k / Teen And Up Audiences

Summary:

“Did I hear the doorbell earlier?”

“Yeah, but I’d steer clear if I were you. It seemed a little tense. I don’t know what’s going on, but there’s a kid out there who looks freakily like the prof.”

Nearly six months after Cuba, Charles’ life is turned upside down for the second time. Though he’s slowly learning to adapt to the first, he’s not sure he can handle the second. Luckily for him, there are a few people out there more than willing to help.


To Have and To Hold by ikeracity

4k / Explicit

Summary:

The wedding hasn’t even started and Charles is already bored. When he excuses himself to go to the bathroom, he doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous, stern-faced man having a quiet freak out at his reflection. He doesn’t expect said gorgeous, stern-faced man to turn around and start climbing him like a tree. And he certainly doesn’t expect to discover only after they’ve got their clothes back on that the man he just had glorious sex with is the groom.


Remis (Comic) by Arisu

this fanfic is in comics, so there’s not a word count / Teen And Up Audiences

Summary:
After Cuba, Charles isolates himself from the world, while Erik rages against it with his brotherhood.

Eventually their paths will cross again, forcing them to face all they have lost.
There can only be one winner on the chessboard. But maybe the world is not all that black and white…



♥ Never Take Biology for Granite
by ikeracity and Pangea

7k / Explicit

Summary:
(or you won’t be cummingtonite)

Charles is an internet celebrity who garners his fame from posting educational, in-depth videos about a different animal every week, though for some reason his viewers are always more interested in his sex life with his geologist husband, Erik, who happens to frown heavily upon all living things.

Except for Charles, of course, whom he’s missed these past couple days while attending a geologic convention–though considering the subject material of Charles’ newest video, he’s wishing he would’ve stayed away longer.


Order Up by ikeracity

4k / General Audiences

Summary:
Charles has a terrible habit of multitasking, and that is probably why he absentmindedly tells the pizza man that he loves him when hanging up.

Then the pizza man says it back. And Charles is pretty much smitten from there.