and i have like 10 other books to read

hp houses as text posts

slytherin: no mom I don’t want a boyfriend I want a kingdom (x)

ravenclaw: Remember when Netflix and Tumblr didn’t exist and you read like 10 books a week? Good times. (x)

gryffindor: i’m really glad “fight me” has replaced “sue me” in the common vernacular because i don’t have any money but i do have Fists and am always angry (x)

hufflepuff: what do u mean we’re not friends, we follow each other (x)

Thirteen Reasons Why - Explained

Thirteen Reasons Why

I’ve seen a lot of posts about Hannah being a ‘drama queen’ or overreacting to small things everyone did so I thought I’d explain a bit about what I understood.

1. Justin - Justin exaggerated what he and Hannah did. While this seems mild, it set Hannah up for a terrible high school career because she earned the reputation of 'slut’. This happens so often in schools and in the adult world and can RUIN someone’s life in a certain, if not all areas.

2. Alex - Alex put Hannah as having the best ass against Jessica as the worst. It is clear that the internet is doing its thing again and not taking time to understand things properly; this was NOT A COMPLIMENT AND HANNAH HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY. It was a clear violation of friendship and an obvious example of men pitting women against each other for their own benefit.

3. Jessica - I’m going more by the book here, but Jessica was on the tapes because she didn’t believe Hannah and abandoned her when she needed her. A clear example of how people can easily be lead by others and girls turning on each other because of guys. Jessica deserved to be on the tapes because she didn’t hear Hannah’s side of the story and instead took her anger out on her first friend at the school.

4. Tyler - I don’t think I need to explain much about this, but he abused his position as a photographer in school to violate boundaries for his own pleasure similar to how a lot of people in a power exploit those below them. He made Hannah feel vulnerable and took the lack of comfort she felt at school to her own bedroom.

5. Courtney - I suppose this is kind of harder to understand. Courtney was a closeted lesbian and therefore it is understandable that she was upset at the thought of her being outed before she was ready, but Hannah confided in her to help her expose someone else and instead she protected herself by further ruining Hannah. This shows the selfishness of those who feel the need to protect themselves by harming others.

6. Marcus - I haven’t seen much on Marcus honestly, but I dislike him immensely. He took advantage of Hannah because of the impression of her he had put together from rumours created by other reasons (Justin, Courtney) which is an expression of how men feel owed something from women, especially those who are seen as 'slutty’.

7. Zach - At first glance, Zach doesn’t seem too bad. At half a second glimpse, this changes. Hannah rejected him because he said something silly, a mistake, and if he had made an obvious effort to explain and apologise, he could have helped Hannah. Instead, he chooses to punish her by preventing her from receiving happiness from others. This is one of the clearest examples of how men can’t handle a woman’s right to say 'no’ and reject him…

8. Ryan - This tape is similar to that of Tyler in that he made her feel unsafe. What Tyler did was worse than Ryan, however the effect of Ryan’s actions had (in my opinion) worse consequences that Tyler’s. Ryan published her poem because he thought it was something that needed to be shared, a selfish and naive action (when considering the maturity of high school students), which meant that Hannah’s personal thoughts were no longer her own. She was not comfortable at school, home or in her own mind.

9. Clay - Though I agree when Hannah states that he shouldn’t have been on the tapes, Clay does represent 'everyone else’ who stands by and watched people like Hannah slowly fade and retreat into themselves because of the actions of others. The 'bystanders’ if you will, whose lack of part in our stories can be just as important as those who intrude on us.

10. Justin - It is evident in the series that Justin was extremely haunted by the rape at Jessica’s party and this is probably why he is gaining so much sympathy… this is also why I recommend you all READ THE BOOK. Justin stood by and watched his friend rape his girlfriend, why is he receiving more sympathy than I’ve seen for Jessica? Of course it was hard for Justin to witness that, but staying friends with Bryce and staying with Jessica without telling her is reason enough for him to be on the tapes again.

11. Jenny - Jenny was kind to Hannah, offering her a lift home, but she didn’t take responsibility for knocking down the stop sign which lead to someone’s DEATH. The guilt that Hannah was left with from this (because she was in the car) was understandably overwhelming, especially as the victim was a classmate who was blamed for drunk driving. Jenny is an example of how our reckless actions and lack of responsibility for them can destroy other lives; is that not the entire plot?

12. Bryce - Lord help you if you need an explaination.

13. Mr Porter - A perfect example of how there is not enough support out there for students (and people in general, honestly). The counsellor advising Hannah to 'move on’ after she confides in him that she was raped is one of the most haunting moments in the entire series, solidifying her reason for suicide- she had no comfort amongst her classmates, in her own home, in her mind and now, the specialist designated for dealing with situations like this bore no real interest in her problems and told her to 'move on’.

It’s extremely important for us when watching shows with topics like this to remember many things.

First, the show is not just this situation. Everything represents something more in society; each tape side is a problem in the world that leads to suicide, not only a small action by one character leading to Hannah Baker’s suicide. If you need help in understanding this, or want something else similar to this story, I recommend watching or reading 'An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly- a masterful piece tackling classism/sexism and how each person’s seemingly small actions lead to a girl’s suicide.

Second, memes are sometimes funny. The 'Clay every time he sees Tony’ memes are really funny, the 'fuck off, Courtney’ memes are funny, but the 'welcome to your tape over a slight inconvenience’ memes, they’re not. The show is raising awareness for the seriousness of suicide, not to create a fanbase of jokes about it. Promoting these after you watch the show, is a clear statement that you haven’t understood why it was made and is completely unacceptable.

Third, separate the character from the actor. Justin Prentice is NOT Bryce Walker, do not spam his comments with disgusting name calling or threatening- this is CLEARLY wrong and unnecessary. This also works the other way: Brandon Flynn is NOT Justin Foley. Just because Brandon is attractive and nice, doesn’t mean his character becomes as such.

Please don’t turn 13 reasons why into another generic element of pop culture. I love pop culture, don’t get me wrong, but we have a tendency to begin digging for meaning and giving up halfway; overusing the profound starting points of progress we find by loosely throwing them around, emptying them of all meaning.

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get to know me (2/10} favorite animated films ☰ the last unicorn (1982)

I am a little afraid to go home. I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am no longer like the others, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but I now I do. I regret.

OC Questions I haven’t seen:

1. what do they look like?

2. describe their personality in three words:

3. how tall are they?

4. favorite foods?

5. any allergies?

6. what is their build?

7. do they have curly, wavy, or straight hair?

8. do they like books? if so, how often do they read?

9. what are their talents?

10. two or more other fictional characters they’re similar to?

11. what is one strange hobby/talent they have?

12. five songs that fit them:

13. who do you think could play them in a live-action rendition?

14. do they just want to rest?

15. which OC did not sign up for this?

16. who’s their favorite person?

17. who do you ship them with?

18. have they experienced the death of a loved one?

19. have they ever been tortured?

20. what’s the worst thing you’ve done to them without spoiling anything?

21. any mental illnesses?

22. what’s their favorite animal?

23. what are their flaws?

24. what’s their favorite color?

25. pet peeves?

26. bad habits?

27. an OC they hate:

28. random fact about them:

29. family members?

30. Hogwarts house?

31. what makes them happy?

32. middle and last names (if they’re established)?

33. introvert, ambivert, or extrovert?

34. how old are they?

35. strange quirks they have:

36. any unhealthy obsessions?

37. looks like they could kill but is actually a cinnamon roll, looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you, looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll, looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you, or sinnamon roll

38. how smart are they?

39. master planner or master improviser?

40. species/race?

41. cat or dog person?

42. where are they from?

43. moral alignment? 

BTS as Flirty Starbucks Guys - Namjoon

Request by@belikelasagna: Annyeonggg Request: Them as flirty Starbucks guyss Hope you don’t mind me requesting reeeally often!! :))

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Please remember I’m going to be posting 1 a day for the next 7 days (a member a day) and it’s going to be in the order in which the ideas came to me and I wrote them😋

They all vary in length but I’ll give a word count before each one💁

I can’t believe  you guys have gotten me to over 800 followers!😭😘I really can’t thank you enough for all the love and support💖

Let me know what you think and, as always, feel free to make requests (HERE)

I will update my Masterlist soon and I promise another update for Heartbreak Girl is coming, but I was busy working on this😅

Enjoy!✌

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Member: Namjoon

Length: 1661 words

“Did you know that the world consumes 1.6 billion cups -”

“That’s great kid, but I’m in a bit of a hurry, can you move it along please?”

“-of coffee daily.” Namjoon trailed off quietly to himself and instead carried on with the customer’s order, shoulders slightly hunched at the unnecessary rudeness from the man before him.

Honestly, he was just trying to be different and give people facts about the coffee they drink on a daily basis. I mean, after working at Starbucks for quite a while you start picking up facts here and there and also – being incurably knowledge hungry – he may or may not have looked up some himself, but if anyone asked him he’d deny it because why would he spend 2 hours reading books about the history of coffee on a Friday night when he could be out gallivanting – people still used that word right? – with his friends.

But, shrugging off the rushed vibes from the man now speeding walking out the door, coffee in hand and not even a thanks as a tip, he turned to face the next – and last – customer in line and felt all the blood in his body rush to his cheeks.

“Hi, uh welcome to Starbucks, what can I get you?” Namjoon managed to get out, clearing his throat at the end.

“Hi, I’m not really sure what I’d like today. Anything you would recommend?”

“The uh Chai Latte is quite good, but if you’re not in the mood for that the uh Hazelnut Frappuccino is good too, although it’s cold out so maybe something warmer?” He stumbled over his words, cheeks still flushed.

“The Chai Latte sounds great actually, I’ll have that please.” A pause, “Oh and what was that I heard you saying to the guy before me?”

Namjoon keyed in the order before he snapped his head up at the question, promptly knocking over the pen holder.

“Oh shi-oot,” Managing to stop himself from swearing in front of a customer, he bashfully looked down at the counter at yet another accident he managed to cause, when a throat cleared and his attention drawn was back to the person before him.

“I’m so sorry, you must have thought I was done when I paused and I ended up startling you. Here, let me help.”

Then another – softer, more feminine – hand was reaching forward to help Namjoon pick up the scattered pens, some managing to fall on the floor of customer’s side of the counter, and when the fingers of those hands brushed against his while returning one of the pens, he almost knocked it over again.

“Thank you,” Namjoon smiled sheepishly, gesturing to the now non-existent mess, “you really didn’t have to help. And uh, you didn’t startle me. Well you did, but uh not in the way you’re probably thinking? More in the way that no one has really ever voluntarily wanted to hear the random facts about coffee that I know.” Cue awkward laugh and another tentative smile.

“It’s no problem, really. Even though I didn’t startle you in the way I guessed,” more blushing but surprisingly not from Namjoon, “I still kind of added to the accident. But I do find that hard to believe. Why would no one want to know about the substance they are putting into their body on a fairly regular, if not, daily basis?” Namjoon thinks he’s in love… okay well maybe not love love, but as in-like as you can be with someone you have just met and have probably only spoken about 200 or so words to each other.

“My thoughts exactly!” Namjoon almost shouts excitedly – he reigns it in though because he’s cool, he can keep his cool – and starts to make the Chai Latte, focusing on not burning his hand again this week.

“Well seeing as I actually am interested in what I’m drinking, care to share another of those facts you have stored in your brain?”

Now, he’s nearly 100 percent certain that flirting was occurring and it may have been a while since he’d last done it, but he’d be damned if he messed up like last time and give Jimin another thing to tease him about.

“Did you know,” Good start, strong delivery, “that it takes 100 cups,” oh no, “to make 1 bean of coffee.” And he messed up, again.

Namjoon feels his cheeks heating up again and is about to start praying for the ground to open up and swallow him, when he hears a giggle. It’s not that loud and it sounds like the person is trying to stifle it (God bless them for trying), so he takes a deep breath and doesn’t look up while he tries again.

“What I meant to say was, did you know that it takes 100 beans to make 1 cup of coffee.” He managed to get it right this time and looks up to see a smile so pretty and so bright, it could rival Jimin’s or Taehyung’s.

“I didn’t actually know that, but wow, 100 beans? Really? I guess you learn something new every day.” Another smile (no Namjoon’s heart is not beating faster).

“Can I get your name, for your order I mean.” His bashful smile is back and as he poises the pen above the cup, he is graced with another giggle.

“It’s Y/N.”

That may or may not be Namjoon’s new favourite name.

***

2 weeks later, Namjoon is on his break sitting at one of the tables near the back with his nose buried in yet another book.

Luckily it’s not another book about the history of coffee (he only made that mistake once and Hoseok and Yoongi still tease him about it whenever they see him with a book which is, a lot of the time) but he’s gotten to the point of reading where he is so focused and zoned out that he’s not really aware of his surroundings anymore so that when he hears a voice, he almost has a heart attack.

“Holy crap, you can’t just sneak up on a person reading! Don’t you know it’s dangerous, like waking up someone whose sleep walking.” Namjoon mutters, one hand over his eyes and the other over his heart that was still beating rapidly.

“Sorry, I keep seeming to startle you every time I’m here.” A laugh, “Do you always read while you’re on your break?”

“I’m pretty sure the last 10 books I’ve read have all been here. I don’t even know if I’m literate at home anymore.” Namjoon jokes lightly, but does a double take when he looks up briefly and realises it’s you, knocking over his thankfully empty coffee mug.

“I feel like I need to buy you a protective bubble or something.” You laugh as you gesture at the mug he’d just knocked over and Namjoon can feel his cheeks heat up (which seems to be their constant setting around you).

“You’re not the first to say that,” He laughs, “but the guys all say I’ll probably pop it while trying to get into it so that idea was a no go.”

You laugh along with Namjoon and when he motions for you to sit opposite him you don’t hesitate, smiling sweetly before crossing your arms and leaning forward on the table as if waiting for him to tell an exciting story.

“So, what’s my fact for today?” You’re grinning and Namjoon smiles back bashfully, dimples on full display making your heart do things that it usually didn’t do, like skip a beat.

“Did you know that the world record for the most coffee consumption is 82 cups in 7 hours?” He’s practically grinning now and if you weren’t sitting in front of him he’d fist pump because he actually got the fact right saying it the first time.

“Wow, that’s a lot of coffee. Whoever did that probably couldn’t sleep for ages!” You’re laughing again and Namjoon joins in, relishing in the sound.

“I have another one for you.” He’s fighting the scarlet threatening to colour his cheeks, but he feels confident as you smile sweetly at him.

“Let’s hear it then.”

“Did you know that there’s a really good chance,” Really good start, “that you’d have a nice dinner,” uhm, “if you went to time with me?” Oh God no, not again.

Namjoon doesn’t stop his will to face palm this time and groans into his hands as soon as the last word has left his mouth. He doesn’t know what he’s done to deserve this, why he did so well finally with the fact earlier and messed up now where he really wanted to be smooth, but he supposes he’ll never know and instead hopes for the rejection – he’s no doubt about to face – to be quick and painless.

You’re giggling softly now – like you usually do when he mixes up his sentences – and reach over to gently poke one of his hands to get his attention, which works after a few tries and he slowly lowers his hands while looking down at the table between you, not wanting to meet your gaze.

“Did you know,” You start sweetly, the beginning of your sentence grabbing his interest at the wording and making him look up shyly, “that there’s a 100 percent chance that I’ll have a great time when I go to dinner with you because you know tons of facts about coffee and because it’ll be with you.” You’re blushing now and Namjoon is gaping at you, but that soon turns into a wide dimpled grin and he honestly wants to thank his brain for storing all those facts (and forgives it for messing up all those times while trying to tell you some of them) because he’s sitting here with you now and he’s 99.9 100 percent sure that he has a date with you, at some stage, he just has to choose a day now… crap.

IwaizumixOikawa by Gusari Sensei - A Chronology

Hi guys !

I just had a message from a friend who told me how she was sad about the last IwaOi fanbook by Gusari she found on tumblr and I told her “Yes but we’ll have a cute & perfect ending.” My friend seemed surprised and asked me how I could know about that. I realized then that she didn’t know that IwaOi fanbooks by Gusari is a serie !


If you missed it, you can see the number on the first pages of the doujinshi like this : #1, #2, #3… 

Like this :

And you can see this kind of presentation in all the IwaOi Gusari sensei books.


Here is the list of all the IwaOi fanbooks in order :

- #1  Hyakumankai Ai wo Sakebe

- #2  Kokokara Dokonimo Ikenai

- #3  The First Battle Deployment

- #4  Shisseishou Oikawa Tooru no Hanashi

- #5  The Second Battle Deployment

- #6  Gunjou no shashin

- #7  Ano Machi ni Sunderu Karera no Koto

- #8  Ichi Byoukan no Rendez-vous / One-Second Rendez-vous

- #9  Kono Machi ni Sunderu Karera no Koto

- #10   Uramado Dog Fight

- #11 The Third Battle Deployment

- Side Story to #6 Shukufuku no Namae wa


Et voilà ! 

If you know any other book from this serie please let me know so I can add it on the list (I try to find where I can buy the #3 & #5 so if you have information let me know). Sorry I can’t translate the #9 & #10 titles. I don’t speak/read Japanese ^^

I’m sorry if there is already a post like this one & sorry if I made mistake, english which is not my first language (Yay French!) 

I hope this post will be helpful fo some IwaOi, Gusari sensei or just Haikyuu!! lovers (o˘◡˘o) Thank you for your reblogs


THANK YOU  FOR YOUR ATTENTION 


PS: Please buy Gusari/Sashikizu sensei books if you can. Thank you (´。• ᵕ •。`)

EDIT : Thank you very much  @nightreii for the help  (♡˙︶˙♡)

anonymous asked:

Aw I loved that ideal date hcs, can I request the same for Kuroo, Yaku and Iwaizumi? ^^ please and thank you!

Kuroo

  • despite looking like a trash kitty, kuroo would love to have a study date with you
  • quite, relaxed, and he gets to read
  • plus; kisses behind books, maybe some making out breaks, reading random facts to each other, holding hands across the table
  • he 10/10 lets you wear his hoodie
  • kisses amongst the letters he could never put into words

Yaku

  • beach date beach date!
  • he lives for the warm summer and ice cold drinks, and of course he packs a picnic
  • kisses that taste like raspberry lemonade and sand
  • him dunking you underwater 
  • finding sand everywhere days later and smiling at the fond memories

Iwaizumi

  • a simple walk around the botanical gardens would be the ideal
  • holding your hand and excitedly pointing out colourful flowers and beautiful plants as you walk around
  • him handing you his jacket when you get cold
  • kissing on a bench next to a pond
  • him picking a daisy from the path to put behind your ear

These boys are too sweet! I love them too much!

[reminder that the inbox is closed for matchups but open for requests and to chat!]

- Admin Emi

@ The Anon Who Tried to Come for Me:

Tumblr ate my original response to your second ask; but unluckily for you, I have a damn good memory so I remember exactly what I said.

Yes, I am 100% Black. Yes, I am a very quirky person, so of course my response would be “quirky.”  Me saying what I said does not make me look dumb nor does it make me look sad. What does look sad/dumb is you coming back into our inbox trying to further defend your faulty argument (on anonymous, no less) while supporting my position by stating “AF is used to emphasize something.”  H E L L O.  Those were YOUR words, not mine.  YOU just undermined yourself in less than 10 words.

Since you just deaded your own ineffective argument, let’s now move on to you insulting my intelligence.

Let me set something very fucking straight:

I am not dumb.

I have an very high IQ and I have ranked consistently within the top 95-97th percentile throughout my life in all tests I have taken. I learned how to read by sounding out words in medical journals laying around the house; while others were reading Dr. Seuss books (which I also enjoyed reading), I was reading all forms of mythology because I liked the storytelling better. Additionally, I can play three instruments; and I can fluently speak French & Spanish and am currently teaching myself Korean because I enjoy learning languages.  Furthermore, my early love of literature and passion for languages has equipped me with an extensive vocabulary that I can readily access when I’m code-switching. 

I was in the top 1% of my graduating class in high school; I am currently in the top 5% of my entire graduating class in university and am in the top 1% of my department.  I received over $250K in scholarships from the 3 universities I applied to and an additional $200K from 2 universities I didn’t apply to.  I also was nationally recognized as a top/high-achieving scholar in high school.  On a weekly basis, I readily engage in discussions on very difficult material that most other students would balk at with my professors and other members within my field.  I have co-authored and presented a poster for a research forum and will likely be a third author on a paper before I graduate in May. Not to mention, I actively read the most updated research articles (in English, Spanish, and French) I can find just for shits & giggles.  I spend a good chunk of my time studying and learning new things because I have a voracious appetite for knowledge and am never truly satisfied just with what I know or what I’m supposed to know. Hell, I’m actually learning how to HTML code for the sake of the blog in my free time.

I am the farthest thing from dumb. I am very proud of my intellect and I cherish it dearly, so how fucking dare you try to insult me in such way in a futile attempt to detract from your ignorance. That’s what sad.

–Lily

A Resolution for You

If you haven’t set New Year’s Resolutions yet, here’s a suggestion for one: write more Amazon reviews.

As an author, I can tell you that Amazon reviews are worth gold to authors. Literally, they make a huge difference to how a book sells.

It probably doesn’t matter if we’re talking about something like Game of Thrones, which currently has 3609 reviews on the UK Amazon. But the amazing On the Edge of Gone by @corinneduyvis (probably the best book I read in 2016) only has 9.

7 of those 9 reviews are 5 stars, the other 2 are 4 stars, but here’s the thing: Amazon doesn’t start including books in their “recommended” lists until it has more than 10 positive reviews (positive meaning 4 or 5 stars). So this fantastic book isn’t being suggested to new readers because it doesn’t have enough reviews.

Another book with an autistic protagonist, Viral Nation, has 8 reviews on the UK Amazon.

One of my own books, Omega Rising, has 5 reviews. They’re all 5 stars, but that’s not enough to tip it over Amazon’s threshold.

Well-written reviews can help people decide whether or not to buy a book, but any review at all can count towards the total reviews and determine whether the book shows up in the “also purchased” lists and “recommended for you” sections. It’s also worth noting that reviews are counted separately on the different regional sites - so  On the Edge of Gone mentioned above actually has 28 reviews on the US version of Amazon, but those don’t count towards its UK total.

So if you’ve enjoyed a book, especially a book by a new or independent author, leave a review. If you buy a book and notice that it has less than 10 reviews, make a note to come back when you’ve finished reading and give your opinion. You don’t have to write a lengthy essay. A detailed review is fantastic, but for some things, it’s quantity rather than quality that matters, so ticking 4 stars and writing “good book” is still going to be a massive help to an author. It will help get the book in front of new potential readers and mean that the authors can spend more time writing and less time wondering how they’re going to pay the rent next month.

In 2017, when you go to browse Amazon for new books, take a minute to go through your old purchases and leave a few, short reviews. Your favourite authors will love you for it.

Languages without textbooks

Because I disagree with ONLY using language textbooks…

Do I have to emphasize on the “only” more?

Disclaimer: this post applies mainly to outside of a classroom setting [even then I disagree but that’s a whole different matter]. Also It doesn’t mean I won’t use a textbook from time to time, or that I look down on people who use textbooks. As a matter of fact I’m jealous because my attention span isn’t high enough for textual learning. This does NOT mean you shouldn’t use textbooks. For a beginner, it is important that you use one. But, it’s better not to only use that. I learned a slavic language, as well as English, with only these methods, they kinda work yo. But I’m a mere language peasant so don’t think I’m some next level thing cause I’m not!

I’m not a fan of textbooks because I feel like they’re on this repetitive paradoxal cycle that ends you into a slump as soon as you start to feel like you’ve achieved something. I tried completing over six books and it always ends up like this. They usually teach you vocabulary that doesn’t correlate well, and they don’t provide enough explanations on the grammatical nuances. Also, most of them don’t even tackle the spoken language and slang, which I find annoying. I want to text man. I want to be able to be as rude in Romanian as I am rude in English. Why don’t you give me that?

It’s dry, and I want to cry just by looking at the amount of Smith and Tanaka’s in Japanese textbooks. If I see one more スミスorシュミット from ドイツ with a generic company name I will scream. 

Ok apart from crappy 2 min paint skills, behold the methods.

Reading thematic/reference books

Pick up a book on X subject (for my case in Japanese), like an encyclopedia about animals.

  1. Start by breaking your book in sections. I use the page method, meaning I’d read a page at least twice before going to the next page. Breaking your reading material in smaller/digestible sections won’t exasperate you, or demotivate you. Think about it. What is a smarter goal? Reading the whole book by Tuesday vs Reading 10 pages by Tuesday ? Go for a smaller portion, especially if you have other commitments.
  2. Don’t start by searching up words. Read the section you started with first. Read it once. Read it out loud preferably (optional but it helps). Then skim it for words, starting from the most recurrent words, to the least recurrent. If your book is based on one subject, don’t waste too much time on kanji if you’re doing it with jp. They might repeat a lot later on anyways. When you’re done with that, read again with your unknown vocab in mind. Don’t feel bad for not knowing everything right off the bat. 
  3. The best thing I could suggest to do is to do a quick summary of what you read, in target language. Use the words you learned from the text, as well as your previous knowledge. Don’t go up searching new words, that’s a tedious process I don’t suggest, unless you have the time and motivation.
  4. When you finish your book, look for documentaries and videos on the subject you just read. Seriously youtube is full of those, and with the proper keywords, you can find everything. If you have trouble with finding something, I could help you.
  5. You don’t need to be a certain level to read a reference/thematic book (this applies especially for non romanized languages), but for Japanese I do suggest using a book which has furigana if you’re like me and don’t know the enemy properly— I mean kanji, not the enemy, my bad. Seriously, we don’t need to be advanced or achieved a specific JLPT level, or be fluent. But that doesn’t matter, as long as you’re reading something you find interesting.

Learning thematically from videos:

This is particularly useful for those who want to have some variety in their learning, or who want to have a break from said studying but still learn something. What I’d do is pick up a particular subject that you like and search it up in youtube (alternatively I recommend afreeca for Korean learners but that’s not gonna get you school subjects or niconico for Japanese learners).

  1. Find said subject in your target language, try to put good keywords to get relevant results. Don’t be like me and get imperialist propaganda while searching for politics lmao.
  2. Find a channel that posts video of said thing that you like.
  3. Open up a notebook or a note program, whatever is more efficient for you.
  4. Title this document/notebook the subject you want to learn from.
  5. Have different sections in it. What I do is: spoken language (what the person said with a translation of it, this is particularly useful for everyday expressions or slang), written (written things in the video if there are, especially if you’re looking at a lecture), and a mini glossary (for words you encountered through listening and are interesting.). For the words I suggest you search them up at the end of the video.
  6. After finishing the video, search up the words. Now, take a pretty notebook, or open up a new document titled with your subject. Write a small summary of what you watched with the words you learned/wrote in the glossary if it was a lecture video, or write a diary-style entry about what you watched. Did you watch a beauty video? Write what you think about that beauty cream presented. “She said it was 25,000W. Ugh. So expensive. I’m not paying that much for it. I prefer this foundation cream. blabla” (just a random example lol).  Basically write or type something.
  7. What to do with the spoken language part? The expressions that you heard? This applies especially if you watched a vlog, a gameplay or a random video. Check those expressions, check if you’re alone in the room and say them out loud. I promise you they will get repeated in other videos (especially the hello, this is x, thank you for watching, etc), so they are not useless. A lot of the time in japanese videos, for instance, I hear a lot of polite expressions in the beginning and end which are super useful, noticed this with romanian as well.
  8. WATCH WHATEVER YOU WANT: you like planning agendas videos? Beauty guru? Anime? Drama? Gameplays? Lectures about history? Eating shows? Seriously watch whatever please don’t be scared.

Learn from a language exchange, yas:

I’m using Hellotalk for this. Especially since it has a correction feature which means native speakers can correct you and provide notes for you. But if you want to chat with native speakers without studying the language directly, this is what I do. I just chat with the person and throw in whatever I think is right. If it’s wrong, then I cry— I mean I gladly accept the correction and learn from it. Usually when I receive a correction from the user I immediately reuse this correction in another message so it sticks in ^^!

a) write a badly written message to a language buddy

b) get correction of your message

c) optional: cry because you made an obvious mistake

d) review the correction, send a message with that correction :D

Do you like to write?:

What do you mean no? Shh, I’m sure you said yes. Nanowrimo in november, a word document all year long. Also, tumblr’s prompts. Start a little story (no matter your level), write a fanfic if you want, a novel, whatever. Doesn’t have to get read by other people, but if you want, put it on lang-8. Just write as much as you can but whenever you feel annoyed from searching up words, stop. Write when you want and when you have inspiration. I’m doing this for jp so I can attest it’s good practice :D Alternatively, making small dialogues and monologues is also a good think. Pretend this is drama class. I highly recommend this. Boost your ego!

Pretend to be a native speaker:

Yes, you read this right. Pretend to be a native speaker. No I don’t mean to pretend to be someone you’re not. I mean to immerse yourself completely. I’m talking about changing 90% of your daily things to the language. Which means:

  • phone settings
  • computer settings (please be careful here though)
  • website language (again be careful dont send random relationship requests like me).
  • training to think in the language. Next time you stab your toe on the table, curse in your target language. Say how much it hurts and how much you hate your table, in the language.
  • Twitter: tweets in your language. It can be a private twitter. My twitter is for Korean and its private and I dump in all random thoughts that are very embarrassing and most of them are about my crushes so yeah I mean double benefit! You practice writing with the new grammatical structure you encountered and then you can ramble to yourself about pretty/handsome people YAS
  • Buy the Fluency pill it’s $99.99 on Ebay…. Okay but I wish there was a fluency pill….
  • THIS ONE IS WEIRD BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This is really where you pretend to be a native speaker but you’re not. Go to x website that has the option to write comments or chat with other people from that country. We foreigners to the language love to spread the word about how we’re, well, a foreigner to them and that we’re studying that language STOP! just write everything EXCEPT THAT. I remember when I was studying this particular eastern european language, I went to a site and chatted and never said anything about being Canadian. Nobody asked, I just went along and the conversation didn’t stop or change. Honestly, we don’t write PERFECTLY in English, we use slang and write in broken phrases. SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? ^O^ !!!!

Are you still alive from this long post?

*Splashes water on you* Wake up yo. Okay. You’re amazing and I love you for that. You deserve great things! Anyways last tip is… Use a textbook as long as you don’t make it your main focus. This also goes for the thematic books. We need variety!! Don’t you feel tired of only studying? What you learn…it should be used somehow… this is why I don’t like only textbooks. I was the one who studied spanish from textbooks only for years and it got me nowhere because I never used it. Use the language. That’s the golden tip seriously. BUT! Use it accordingly to your preferred study method and IF that is textbooks, don’t feel like I’m looking low at it. (I’m one of those who drools at textbook shelves and would watch a 20 min video of you making a tour of your shelf so believe me lmao).

Anyways sorry for this disgustingly long post I’ll tag this omg.

Podcast time... again?

Like I wrote a post about a week ago or so. And never a post of mine had receive such likes and reblogs (there aren’t many, but for me they are a lot. I have like 20 followers and most of them are not real people, and I’m at 70 or more notes) So if people like this, why shouldn’t I write more? This isn’t going to become a weekly thing, because even if I wanted I get obsessed with things too often. Like I only listen podcast for two weeks and then I stop and see like 10 seasons of 6 different series, or 20 movies per week, or 3 books a day (the book thing happens scarscely, usually on holidays). Well, here I go again.

If you want, you can skip to the interesting part, I don’t mind people not reading my rantings.

Podcasts I’m listenting to:

-Alice isn’t Dead, written by one of the creator of Night Vale. It promises to be as strange as Night Vale is, and I have to admit it creeps me out a bit, but other podcast is almost giving me nightmares.

-D&D is For Nerds, just listened to the first episode, mostly it is an easy listening (does that expression make sense?) It’s just a group of friends having fun.

-EOS 10, I finished the first season and I love it. I can’t bring myself to listen to the second one because we still don’t know when the third season will start. Honestly I don’t think I’ll be able to resist so I’ll probably have finished it by the next update I’ll post.

-Hello From the Magic Tavern, this was actually a recommendation I got from tumblr (thank you, @elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey​ ) And it is just pure, unadulteraed fun. It is improvised and the main cast are just three but they have guests in almost every episode. It’s a fantastic comedy, quite literally.

-Kakos Industries, I listen to it when I want to stop thinking It’s quite regular i its format, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage. It can be a bit monotonous but it works. I like it.

-King Falls AM, it’s so easy to fall in love with King Falls AM. I’ve previously compared it with Night Vale, and maybe the concept seems similar but the actual show isn’t. Whereas Night Vale is a creepy town which I would be scared to live in, I actually would love living in King Falls. Just listent to it.

-Limetown, waiting for the second season.

-Lore, creepy as always but I’m actually a bit disappointed with the last episode because it seemed more like an addition to the first episode than anything.

-The Black Tapes, remember when I said before ‘other podcast is almost giving me nightmares’? Well this is it, between this and Lore, these two week I’ve scared of everything, I’m like 8 years old again and I can’t be without a light on. Pathetic, right? I was actually kind of bored mid-season because they never really closed a case and most of the information given I could do wihout, even when Alex *SPOILER ALERT* realises that everything is connected, which honestly wasn’t such a big a revelation, it was a rather weak plot twist. Ok, it kind of got me mad, because it was kind of stupid. (Ok, sorry for ranting, sorry Black Tapes, I like you a lot really)

-Welcome to Night Vale, I still need to listen to the last two episodes so nothing new to report

-Wolf 359, only listened to the first three episodes but so far, so good. I love Eiffel antics and how he distrusts basically every other character.

List of to-listen: Tanis, Pleasure Town, Our Fair City, The Message, Serial, Sayer, The Secret World, We’re Alive and Presidential.

spaci1701 replied to your post “Oh shit, it’s Tuesday”

I can’t help but think that the class you need to take is titled ‘What Not to Cook’. Or, 'Oh Holy Hell, That’s Not Actually Food, What The Hell Are You Thinking, Stop Eating That!!!’

Aw, no! 90% of what I cook is delightful, and the other 10% is either a calculated risk or cookies. 

spaci1701 replied to your post “Hello, Sam! I’m curious - what didn’t you like about Monstrous…”

Not having read the book, it occurs to me that your issue with it may have been because of your familiarity with the trope - what’s new and interesting for newcomers to the concept may just have bored you because you already knew that part of the idea and were just looking for the new take.

What’s interesting is that Pterry arguably deepened the trope – he took it from the realm of a woman either playing a prank or making a strategic defensive move, and shifted it into women actually going to war. In the folk songs, that’s semi-rare – the woman sometimes becomes a military leader after killing her unfaithful husband/boyfriend when she discovers he’s been fucking around on her, but usually the story ends with lulz, not combat. And it wasn’t so much that I didn’t want that deepening, it’s just that the way in which he did it I found very tedious. It was like for a significant portion of the book he was searching for a plot, and in the meantime the characters just sort of ran around. 

I think he just…happened to use a trope I love in a book he really struggled with. (He has talked in interviews about how Monstrous Regiment was a real departure for him, a very different book to the rest of Discworld.) 

sailorsol replied to your post “I just got a robocall from a credit card company….in the elevator…over…”

Sounds like the cold open of a Doctor Who episode, the elevator phone ringing like that. Did you look for the TARDIS outside?

I looked for a security guard to report the problem to outside, which doesn’t bode well for my future ability to follow the Doctor unquestioningly, I suppose :D 

justalurkr replied to your post “Answers About The Elevator”

Everything companies do to modify a phone number and how it sends or receives calls costs money. That’s pretty much all you need to know about telecommunications. ;-)

Ohhhh. Now it all makes sense….

capt-spork replied to your post “I just got a robocall from a credit card company….in the elevator…over…”

Ok, are you actually the star of a Truman Show-esque series? Between the pratfalls, large internet following, punching a bird, and now this, I’m not sure. 10/10 would watch a show about a golden retriever prospect researcher.

A few years ago I did invent a sitcom about myself. I called it Sam Squared. :D 

How CW changed EVERY FIBRE of my being:

1.killing someone isn’t as easy as is usually portrayed

2.the love between two young hearts can be so powerful and pure (chaste love is possible and VALUABLE between teens with raging hormones)

3.nobody, NOBODY is perfect (Todd in all his tendency towards being morally right,was sort of influenced by the Mayor; Viola with all her love and devotion towards Todd, had a bit of lust towards Lee + selfishness when she fired the missile to save Todd BUT HOW CAN YOU BLAME HER UGH)

4.animals treat you like family and are the most loyal creachers ever + you should treat them as your family

5.there is a huge difference between love and lust (I’ve always felt that Lee merely had an infatuation and a physical attraction to Viola - realise how there are more descriptions about each other’s outward beauty between Viola and Lee than between Todd and Viola, where Tiola was more focused on how they both understood each other)

6.no one ever truly wins in war

7.homosexuality is only made alien to people because of the way people talk about it (1017 and his one in particular were homosexual but was there any big hoo-ha about it? No.)

8.an awesome book doesn’t have to have big, impressive words (heck! Todd couldn’t even spell right)

9.humans like me need closure and I will forever be thankful for the short story Patrick Ness wrote (Snowscape)

10.if you want to feel alive, just start reading the Chaos Walking trilogy (cuz how do you know yer alive if you don’t hurt?)

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Woohoo body postivity!

I started with swim training when I was 7 years old and stopped 10 years later, because some people said female swimmers look too masculine with their muscles. 

I am somewhere between 5′10 and 5′11 with a shoe size 8. I have broad shoulders, a lot of back muscles and big hips. When i was a teenager I only read books with beautiful petite elves, the ugly dwarf women with beards and the even more ugly orc women. (I grew up in a small village, there were no other books. lol) So, after so many defining years, you can’t imagine how much characters like a female Qunari Inquisitor or Brienne of Tarth mean to me!

Today I realized that I stopped making myself smaller than I am. I don’t need people anymore, who tell me how I have to look as a woman. I just stopped giving a shit. 2017 seems to be my year of awakening, which is totally weird and awesome at the same time. 

20 Question Tag!!!

tagged by: @ryeobread this amazing, beautiful, precious bun

Rules: answer 20 questions and tag 20 followers you’d like to get to know better

1. Name: Cheyenne

2. Nicknames: Knoppy because of my last name or Chey or Shanaynay 😂 (my boss calls me that all the time)

3. Zodiac sign: Scorpio

4. Height: 5"1

5. Orientation: Pansexual, I’m into that personality yo 😂

6. Nationality: Irish and other things 😂

7. Favourite fruit: Strawberries, Raspberries, Kiwis, Star Fruit honesty Any fruit

8. Favourite season: Anything but summer, I really hate the heat.

9. Favourite book: I have no clue lol I read a lot of like Ellen Hopkins in school

10. Favourite flower: Cherry Blossoms are one of my faves buuut I’m a sucker for any flower lol

11. Favourite scent: Mint/Laundry/Fresh Cur Grass Or just a good perfume/Cologne

12. Favourite colour: Purple, Mint green, Blue, Red, Black

13. Favourite animal: Wolf! But honestly any animal

14. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: tea!

15. Cat or dog: both! But I lean toward more dogs.

16. Favourite fictional character: Inuyasha (Inuyasha), Notzu/Gray (Fairy Tail), Kiba (Naruto) and more Weeb things😂

17. Number of blankets you sleep with: 2 normally

18. Dream trip: I WANT TO GO TO IRELAND 🇮🇪

19. Blog created: I don’t know the exact date but it’s probably a little over a year now

20. Number of followers: 4K+ and I love them all 💜💜💜

Tagging: @the-third-guy-from-the-left @bubbl3tae @hwaiting-hoe @jinssmile @swervingkpoptrashcan @yeolology @okayysunshiine

have you always wanted to read the iliad but don’t know where to start ? have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about but never got to reading it ? have you already read it 7 times and wish to collect all of the available knowledge about it ? are you reading it right now and are very very confused ? this is the guide for you. 

first things first, what is the iliad ? it’s an ancient greek epic poem ! and i don’t mean epic in the modern sense of the term. epic as in “a very long poem that recounts heroic events”. 

who wrote it ? it’s attributed to homer. now this question opens up a bunch of other little questions, the main one being “who the hell is homer and did he really exist”. the short answer is : we have no idea. some people claim he existed and wrote a bunch of poems, some are convinced he never even existed, some think he was real but didn’t write the poems. i’ll spare you all of the theories but what you need to understand is that the tradition claims homer as the author of the books, simply because it’s easier than writing something like this on a book : the iliad, maybe written by homer we’re not sure just yet, brad here thinks he’s a myth but owen over there is pretty fucking convinced he’s the real deal. i’m not sure yet but we’re still looking for proofs so until we figure it out let’s say homer wrote it ok ?

when was it written ? traditionally, the poem is said to have been written at the end of the 8th century b.c. but there’s kind of a problem with that as well. certain details in the poem are more modern than that (but they might have been added by someone else than homer) and some are a bit older. herodotus said homer wrote the iliad around 850 b.c., and some specialists say it was around the 7th century. we’ll figure it out one day.

where was it written ? in what language ? it was written in greece in a weird-ish dialect we like to call homeric greek. it’s mainly ionic greek (which is the same dialect as hesiod, herodotus and hippocrates) with a bunch of other dialects mixed in. 

why is there a mix of dialect ? this is were it gets FUN. in greece, there was this period called the dark ages, from the 12th century to the 9th century, where writing disappeared. people would tell each other stories, but they were strictly oral stories, kinda like campfire stories. and those stories, they were passed on from generation to generation and every time a new person learned it, it was changed a little bit. the stories probably travelled all around greece, which would explain the mix of dialects. the “oral tradition”, as we call it, also explains the slightly odd rhythm of the poem. you see, the iliad was written in the dactylic hexameter, which is a special meter used in epic poetry that kinda replicates the natural rhythm of sentences, which makes it easier to remember the poem ! (there are a bunch of theories that claim homer was actually the first person to put the poem in writing, meaning he didn’t compose the iliad, he just wrote it down)

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Know Thyself

I was tagged by @staryeclipse and @amazingmewtwo

Rules: Answer 20 questions and tag 20 awesome followers you would like to know better

Name: Fate (The only “name” I’m willing to share)
Nickname: People have been calling me Rainy~
Birth Month: July
Height: 5 foot 10 inches last time I checked (1.8m) 
Ethnicity: Is American an ethnicity? I’m American.
Orientation: Straight (?)
Favorite Vegetable: Maybe peas? I like a lot of veggies.
Favorite Book: I’ve read so many and love so many I can’t possibly pick one.
Favorite Season: Probably Fall.
Favorite Scent: Rain!
Favorite Animals: Maybe owls? Or wolves? I like most animals.
Favorite Beverage: Coffee.
Average Hours of Sleep: Ranges between 8-4 hours
Favorite Fictional Character: Frick man I can’t pick one.
Number of Blankets You Sleep With: One fuzzy blanket. Unless it’s cold. Then 2 or 3.
Dream Trip: I would love to visit Japan someday.
Blog Created: September 15, 2016 (It was Undertale’s Anniversary)
Number of Followers: 134 (Still in disbelief seriously thank you all)

I’ll tag: @ashwolfcub @omgaflyingpig @anonymousbathtub @windex-noises @toggy001 @fishtailholly @nata110 @unreal-bloger @spectralowl6 @anyone i might have missed because i know some of u got tagged already so i don’t want to tag u again but if i missed u i’m very sorry

Small Ways to Relax

Here is a list of ten things you can try when stressed to improve your mood: 

  1.  Make art out of nature- use flower petals or leafs 
  2.  Watch a movie for kids- they often have happy endings and are mood lifting
  3.  Warm up some apple juice or have apple cider- the scent of apples plus a hot drink is super relaxing
  4.  Ask a friend what their favourite book is and read it- this a great way to learn about your friend and distracts you from stressors. 
  5.  Take 10 minutes to take care of all your pets needs- walk them, feed them, give them water- taking care of others often can make you less stressed 
  6.  Try to write positive poetry- just shorts ones they don’t have to rhyme
  7.  Doodle- I like to find art on Tumblr and try to copy the style- focusing on art is really good for the soul 
  8. Wet a towel with cool water and put on your forehead for a few minutes- this always relaxes me especially when it’s hot out 
  9.  Find a new song from an artist you already like -listening to new music just makes everything a bit better. Am I right? 
  10.  Watch educational videos on YouTube- I recommend you check out Vox and Broadly- educational videos distract you as well make you feel productive
Geeky Soul, Tender Heart

A/N: This is a combination of an anon request and one from @mysteriouscrystalnomad. :) The anon asked for a Spencer x Reader where the two mutually tease each other, develop feelings and then become awkward with each other because of it. @mysteriouscrystalnomad asked for something very similar with the specific of the reader making fun of spencer because she likes him. So this will be a combo, with the reader doing most of the teasing and Spencer coming back at her occasionally. @coveofmemories

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You were horribly awkward. Ever since you were a child, you couldn’t just come right out and tell someone you liked them, you tended to tease them a little. When you thought about it, you weren’t quite sure what that was supposed to accomplish, but you couldn’t help it. It was pretty much your default setting - and you really liked Spencer. He was so sweet and kind and fucking gorgeous; your brain basically melted in his presence, which made the teasing even worse.

“Hey, dork,” you said, waving in Spencer’s direction as he returned to his desk with his morning coffee. “Did the good doctor go to bed at a sensible hour this weekend?”

“Ha-ha,” he drawled, sitting down and cutting his eyes at you. “As a matter of fact, I did. I know. I’m super cool.” You tended to tease him about his lack of weekend plans a lot. You liked to go out more than he did, but you did enjoy the occasional night at home every now and again. “On Friday, I watched Doctor Who all day and went to bed at 10. Saturday, I read quite a few books. And Sunday, I spent doing boring chores around the apartment and talking to my mom.”

Sounded like your typical weekend - with the exception for you being the occasional girls’ night out. With a friendly smirk, you spoke “You’re right, Spence. You are just the absolute coolest guy ever.”

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Later that day…

As you got into a rhythm, you hit the punching bag as hard as you could. When you were a child, you were always more physical than other girls. You’d throw the first punch, get your hands dirty, have the most colorful speech - pretty much the antithesis of the stereotypical girl. It bothered you to not be included with the other girls back then, but now you took pride in it. You were physical, tough, you had sharp edges and no one gave you shit, so at this point it worked to your advantage.

Before you knew it, the beads of sweat running down your body flew in all different directions. Dropping on the floor, the punching bag, or basically anything or anyone that happened to get in your way. After hurting your arm on one of the last cases, you’d been dying to get back to the gym downstairs and you lost control as you punched over and over again - imagining the unsub’s face.

“Woah, calm down there Rocky,” you heard someone say from behind you. When you turned around, sweat dripping into your eyes, you saw it was Spencer. You gave him the finger for that Rocky comment.

“I’m surprised you know what Rocky is enough to make that comment. That’s considered a cool movie and we both know how cool you are,” you replied, laughing. You finished up at the punching bag, which was your last stop before returning upstairs for paperwork, and started getting ready to head to the shower.

As you passed him, Spencer laughed, holding his nose and teasing, “And make sure you stop by the shower before you go back upstairs, you might kill me right at my desk if i have to smell you.”

“As you said earlier, ‘ha-ha’,” you mimicked, flipping him the finger yet again before heading to the showers.

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Weeks passed and you and Spencer continued to heckle each other day in and day out. It was mostly you teasing him, but occasionally he threw it back at you. Honestly, that’s when you were the most comfortable - when you were close enough with someone to make fun of each other but know the other was joking.

After nearly two years at the Bureau, your relationship with Spencer had only grown stronger, which is why you found yourself ripping on him more. The girls had noticed, with Penelope pulling you into her office after seeing Spencer and yourself trading words yet again.

“I mean we like to rip on Boy Genius as much as anyone else,” Garcia said, pacing around her office, “but there’s something extra behind your teasing, isn’t there? I mean, I’m not a profiler, but I feel like there’s something else going on here?” She raised her eyebrow at you, looking at JJ and Emily, wondering if she was reading too much into things, or if they saw it too.

“Oh there’s definitely something behind her words,” Emily confirmed.

You hung your head, not wanting to admit it. “Please keep it between us…but…yea.”

“Yea what?” Penelope said playfully, wanting to hear you say what she was thinking.

Ever so quietly, you said, “I like Spencer.” You felt like a teenager again.

JJ smiled, going up behind you and slipping her arms around your neck. “What was that? We couldn’t quite hear you.”

“I like Spencer,” you repeated straight faced. You looked out of her office to make sure no one was coming. “I really like Spencer. As in, ‘I would jump his bones’ like him. I’m awkward as all shit and have never had the ability to just tell someone. So I rip on them. I don’t know why. I just do.”

“But you make fun of me, and JJ and Garcia the same way?” Emily wondered.

“And…” 

You were bisexual. It kind of came with the territory. “I would tap any one of you ladies too.”

You all cracked up, so you didn’t notice anyone approaching Garcia’s office. Leaning up against the wall, you continued to tell them about your crush on Spencer. “He’s such a fucking dork. He has next-to-no social skills to speak of,” you blurted, gesturing wildly with your hands, “He dorks out about the most random things and he just looks so fucking nerdy.” You paused, trying to put your thoughts into something coherent. Nearly a minute passed before you could speak clearly, “But I don’t care, I find all of his dorkiness completely and totally endearing.”

JJ’s countenance softened and she gave you a kiss on the cheek. “For someone who takes no shit from anyone, I’m surprised you’d have any issues telling a guy how you feel,” she said, walking towards the door, “But if I know Spence, and I think I do, he would say yes to you an instant.”

As you all walked out of the office, you found yourself blushing. You never blushed. Goddammit. “Just think about it,” Emily said, giving you a side hug as you parted ways to go do whatever you had to get done before the day was over.

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Finally, work was over. It was time for some Chinese food, a warm blanket and a Marvel movie. After placing your order and waiting the allotted time, you headed down the stairs of your apartment building and down one block, the smell of delicious food practically floating into your nostrils. As you opened the door, you saw Spencer, standing there and waiting for his own order. You’d actually met him in your apartment building (where he also lived) before realizing you’d both be working together as well.

“Hey, Spence,” you greeted.

“Hey.” He immediately dove right back into his phone, completely avoiding eye contact with you.

That was weird. “What did you get for dinner?”

“Oh, you know, the usual,” he said flatly.

“Spence what’s wrong?” you asked, his normally friendly demeanor now icy and aloof.

“Nothing, I just learned something about you today,” he said confrontationally. “You’re actually really fucking mean.”

“What?!” you shrieked, drawing everyone’s attention to you for a split second. “How am I mean?” You teased Spencer, sure, but he always threw it right back at you - and he seemed to play along.

Looking directly at you, he parroted the words you’d said earlier in Penelope’s office. “Was that all that you heard?” you asked, knowing if he didn’t stick around, those particular words could be taken out of context.

Spencer looked dejected. “I didn’t really feel like sticking around for anything else.”

You sighed, not wanting this to be the way you confessed your feelings for him. But he was hurt and you didn’t want him to be angry with you.

“I was talking to Garcia, JJ and Emily earlier and you didn’t hear everything I said.” You waited when his order was called, watching as he picked up his bag and nearly walked out the door without hearing you out. However, he turned around, your order being called a second later, and allowed you to finish as you walked back to the apartment. “After I said what you heard, which I can understand being misconstrued, I also said that none of that mattered to me. All of your nerdiness is cute to me. I’m just awful at telling people when I’m interested in them, so I tease them instead. You always seemed like you enjoyed going back and forth with me.”

He looked in shock as you spoke, his mouth dropping further and further. “So, you’re interested in me?”

“Yea, Spence. I don’t mean any of the things I say. I’m not cool either. I spent my entire weekend matching Marvel movies and I’m about to go watch one again while I eat,” you said, holding up your Chinese food.

“I can’t believe it. Umm…do you want to watch your movie together?” he asked, his spirit lifted at your revelation.

“That’d be awesome. And I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.”

“Well, I didn’t stick around to hear everything you said, so I took it the wrong way. You ready?” he asked, having approached your apartment a few minutes before. 

As you pulled the key out of your pocket, you felt truly comfortable - better than you had in a long time. You wished you’d told him earlier. Dinner, a movie, and some more frank conversation later, you were sitting in his lap, sliding your hands through his wavy hair, showing him just how attracted you were to everything about him - his face, his mind and his geeky soul.

I was tagged by @crushed-andpulverised thank you lovely!! <3

Rules: answer 18 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better

Name: Christian 
Nicknames: Chris, for fuck’s sake please call me Chris rather than Christian please
Birthdate: 2nd August 1999
Height: 5′8 
Ethnicity: British 
Orientation: straight but sometimes I like dick
Favourite fruits: pear, red delicious apples, red grapes, that really smooth mango you have to pay like £350,000 for
Favourite season: winter
Favourite book: yeah don’t read
Favourite flower: yeah I don’t really care about flowers
Favourite scent: Coffee, caramel
Favourite animals: Cats
Favourite beverage: Coffee, an ice-cold red bull or a chilled Peroni
Average hours of sleep: no more than 6 in the week, although I normally get like 8-10 on Saturday night
Favourite fictional characters: my significant other, whom cares and loves me unconditionally and also finds me sexually attractive 
Number of blankets: 1, a duvet.
Dream trip: Europe -> Japan -> LA -> NYC

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