and listen to it while you read it

trinitea-fics  asked:

I once visited my mom at work who is a therapist and had to wait in her office while she was at a meeting. Guess what I decided to do? Listen to TBS in her office and I am now low-key afraid she's working for some shady government agency.

Oh no!! I’m sure you’re mom is legit. Maybe ask casually about if any of her patients have ever read her mind, just to be safe…

  • Monika cuddling with you when it’s cold out 😍🤗 🌨️
  • Monika writing poetry for you and about you 📓📝💌
  • Monika telling you about books she’s read 📚
  • Telling MONIKA about books you’ve read and her listening and then going to read them herself 💓
  • Monika dressing up in cute clothes because she wants to impress you 👗😍
  • Monika dressing in your favourite colour, and in hers, to show how much she loves you!! 🌈🎨💚💜
  • Monika listening to music with you! 🎶
  • Monika writing more songs for you!! 🎹
  • Monika stealing your clothes 👚👕💞
  • Monika helping you with stress/depression/anxiety/any other problems you have 😞💗
  • Monika taking time to get to know you!! ☺️
  • Monika learning more about your interests! 🏅🎀
  • Monika and you having differences of opinion! 🤨
  • Monika and you have philosophical discussions!! 💭🤔
  • Monika and you eating vegetarian dishes once in a while, just to make her happy! 🥕🥒🥦🥗
  • Monika having her own friend group and developing a life outside of you 😁
  • Monika laying her head on your chest and listening to your heartbeat ☺️💓
  • Monika meeting your friends and family and being both shy and excited! 👥 😃
  • Monika not being as perfect as she made herself out to be, and coming to terms with her own imperfections and you loving her anyway! 💖
  • Learning how to bake cupcakes with Monika, just like Natsuki makes! 🍰
  • Monika RELISHING new things because her old life was so monotonous and cliche 🤯😄🎆
  • Monika being free to express herself!! 🌈
  • Monika being free from her virtual prison and being able to be with you!! 💻🚫🌎💑👩‍❤️‍👩💕
  • JUST MONIKA 😍😘🤟💌💘💝

Tagged by @toshiirou

Say 5 things that bring you joy and tag (10) people!

1. Watching a heavy downpour with my head on the windowsill in the middle of the night while tucked nice, snug, and warm in bed.

2. Long vehicle rides where I can sit alone and listen to music for hours without being forced into conversation.

3. Seeing improvement in my art or falling in love with something I’ve drawn even if it isn’t the best, because there’s nothing better than feeling good about your own creation.

4. Staying up all night reading an amazing fanfic.

5. KHR in general. This series was one of the best things to happen to me.

I have no friends so I’m literally gonna be tagging people who’re already tagged.
@uselessvalshit@sakhyu @noodleexplosion @mercurymistxraichuhugs @scentedgiraffe @hikari-tenshi-yuri @kyokosasagawa @unwrathful @lightofthedeep @roritheandroid

Ten Adab of Seekers of Knowledge by Ayaz Siddiqui

The Five Outward Manners 

1. Repeat and Review

  • Commenting on this advice, Shaykh Faraz tells us that by repetition, even donkeys learn so there is no reason why we humans cannot learn through repetition.
  • What do you have to review?
  • Key Concepts, conditions, and integrals because if you understand these clearly, you understand what you are studying
  • Definitions (e.g. What is ghusl? What is wudu? What is wiping?)
  • Shaykh Adib Kallas (rahimahullah) said that matters are known by their definitions.
  • So, it is of utmost importance that one learns the definitions of what is being studying.
  • Definitions bring out the meanings of things

2. Take Notes

  1. Take notes while listening, but also make your own notes on readings that are prescribed or supplemental material described in the lecture
  2. Have pen and paper to jot down the most important things described or items to be researched at a later time
  3. Diagram what you are studying because diagramming helps to visual concepts
  4. Diagramming helps you actively engage in what you are learning.
  5. A seeker of knowledge is called a seeker because they are an active participant in learning. The term “seeker” means that you are the one who is searching and acquiring knowledge. You are not being sought for knowledge.
  6. Example: Seekers ask “What else can and should we be reading?” when studying a topic with a teacher.

3. Ask!

  • The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “The cure for confusion is but to ask”.
  • We shouldn’t be scared to ask questions from our teachers because if we don’t ask, it may lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Questions should, however, be asked with the proper etiquette and manners.
  • Asking is half of knowledge
  • Part of why it is half of knowledge is to know how to ask a question, and the right way of asking questions
  • Ask also to confirm what you do understand because Ilm is decisive knowledge so it is imperative to make sure your understanding is correct.

4. Extra Readings

  • You must do extra readings in a guided way, not randomly.
  • The strong student of knowledge is one who learns the core of their knowledge through teachers but at the same time they continue reading to gain breadth of knowledge.
  • You can potentially read many things, but you would be foolish to read books above your current level Ilm. So, ask what is appropriate
  • Anytime you are studying one book, try to read a similar book on the same level
  • This will deepen your understanding of any topic
  • Read actively

5. Prepare for class

  • The best way to prepare for a class is to prepare so much that you know the subject better than the teacher
  • It is important to prepare for class, just as you prepare to go to school or work.
  • It is best to read and understand the text of the section being discussed, however, if nothing else, read over the text of the section.
  • When reading, you may encounter questions which you can then ask when given the opportunity
  • Many Ulema say that one should prepare for five hours for each one hour of class, however, others have recommended less time for preparation.

The Five Inward Manners 

1. Intention

  • Have a high intention of why you are seeking knowledge. Is it to seek the pleasure of Allah (may He be exalted), or are you seeking knowledge to show off?

2. Clear & Defined Goals

  • Have a clear sense of what you are seeking, and define what your goals are for seeking knowledge. What are you trying to achieve? How are you going to go about seeking knowledge? Do you want to be able to teach others?

3. Veneration

  • Have a deep, unshakeable respect for scholars (even when we disagree), writings of scholars, books (which are the vessels containing the water of guidance), and even knowledge itself
  • Scholars are inheritors of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)
  • Disrespect of Ulema is sickness of our times
  • Have wudu when studying

4. Adab (Manners)

  • Have proper adab (manners) – you can only have adab if you learn about it

5. Consistency

  • Learn something every day and review every day. Our lives are busy, but at the same time we should set aside some time every day to learn
  • Seeking knowledge should become intrinsic for the true seeker
  • Part of consistency is to have a routine

BONUS: Always act upon knowledge learned


In this album released at the time of the new year, I want to ask for your support this year too.

First of all, my family
I miss you, I’m sorry that I can’t stay beside to take care of you even if I want too. My beloved family, please don’t forget that I always love you.
I’m always grateful to you guys.

Our members, Namjoonie-hyung, Seokjinie-hyung, Hoseokie-hyung, Yoongi-hyung, Taehyungie, Jungkookie
Thinking of it, we have reached our 5th year.
I always feel this but, it seems like I can gain strength from looking at you guys, who are always by my side. We used to not match well but now I think we’re really like brothers.
I always want to say thank you to you guys who make me enjoy everything I do even more.
I love you.

Bang Shihyuk PD-nim, Vice President Yoojung, Director Shinkyu, Director Seokjoon, Director Chaeeun, Director Lee Hyuk
Hobeomie-hyung, Sungseokie-hyung, Sejinie-hyung, Jungilie-hyung, Yoonjae-hyung, Sunhakie-hyung, Kwangtaekie-hyung
Pdogg PD-nim, Dohyungie-hyung, Donghyukie-hyung, Junsangie
Teacher Sungdeuk,  Sunghyunie-hyung, Hyunjoo-noona, Sunkyung-noona, Gabriel-hyung, Gaheonie
Jooyoungie-hyung, Changwonie-hyung, Bosungie-hyung, Wooyoungie-hyung, team leader Jaedong
Woojung-noona, Hayan-noona, Surin-noona, Hyunji-noona, Bunhong-noona, Hyeyoung-noona
Team leader Heesun, Seuli-noona, Nayeob-noona, Seolhee-noona, Jinah-noona, Kyungjin-noona, Yoori-noona, Onnuri-noona
Sungho-hyungnim, Hyojin-noona, Sunjung-noona, Mijung-noona, Yeonhee-noona, Seungwoo-hyungnim, Hyewon-nim, Yeji-nim
Hyukki-hyung, Eunjung-noona, Eunsang-hyungnim, Junho-hyungnim
Jungwook-hyungnim, Junsu-hyungnim, Hyunmin-hyungnim
Joowon-nim, Jooyeon-nim, Daito-sensei

Our family, including Bang Shihyuk PD-nim who thinks of us more than anybody else
Our beloved manager hyungs who stay up all night to stay with us and always go through so much, our PD-nims who always work hard to create good contents, our noonas and hyungs who work so hard from behind to make us become better idols… I’m really grateful to all of you, please don’t get hurt and I hope you will be happy like us, even happier than us.
And our Seolhee-noona, Bosungie-hyung who have worked really hard so far, please come visit often. You’re always welcomed.

Head of Department Dareum, Head of Department Naejoo, Head of Department Jihye, Jinyoungie-hyung, Hyunah-noona, Seolji-nim, Songhee-noona, Sohee-noona
Head of Department Hajung, Hyesoo-noona, Seoyeon-noona, Yeonhee-nim, Jieun-nim

I always feel uneasy that I can’t say thank you to you often. I should say more of those things to people who are close to us like family. Our hyungs, noonas who stay up all night with us, who go through a lot, who work hard to make us look better, I love you so so much and thank you.
I’ll do better~~ I love you.

Our family members including Director Lumpens, Director Hyunwoo, Director GDW, Writer Kim Hyungshik, Writer Kim Rinyong, Writer Jung Seok, Junsu-hyungnim, Writer Sung Goo, Plan A family including Sangwook PD-nim, Heena PD-nim, Hyunjung-seonsaengnim.

I think now we’ve become like a family just like our company members. I’m thankful for the wonderful contents that you always create for us, but more than that it’s thanks to you making us feel comfortable and enjoy on every set that we can do it more enjoyably. Please take care of us this year too.

Just Dance family, my friends, our Jinwoo-hyung

I wanted to say this but, I’m always thankful to you for staying by my side.

Hyungnims whom I adore and love, Timo-hyung, Sungwoon-hyung, Taeminie-hyung, Kwonho-hyung, Jonginie-hyung
I see you guys as much as our members so you may feel embarrassed reading these stuffs, but thanks to you I have fun everyday. Now please let the maknae treat once. I love you.


We have already reached our 5th year? Time flies so fast that even I wonder since when time goes by this.
Don’t worry, we still have so many things to show you guys, so with this album as the start, we’ll get to spend this year together too. Let’s kick off this album with fun and enjoy this year.
I hope you will all have a happy new year, don’t get hurt and be happy. I love you!

Those who always stay with us, I love you.

Sincerely, Jimin

Jin | Suga | J-hope | Rap Monster | Jimin | V | Jungkook


Listen, they’re great and goofy and I love them

A compilation of a few colored pics I made in the last six months!

The Hogwarts Houses as Langblrs


- Has an obsession with romance languages 
- Backpacks (or wants to backpack) around the world 
- Does a lot of 100 days challenges 
- Loves talking to natives 
- Uses tons of different study materials 
- Reads out loud in their target languages 
- Highlights everything in their textbooks 
- Goes on Duolingo every day to keep their sreak
- Spends way too much time planning their next trips 
- Listens to podcasts in their target languages while working out 
- Is better at their target languages when they’re drunk 
- Fights anyone who says that you can become fluent in three months 
- Visits (or wants to visit) all their friends abroad 
- Whises to visit every country in the world 
- Loves roadtrips, hiking and sleeping in tents 
- Tries local alcohols everywhere they go 

Languages: Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic 


- Gives language classes to refugees in their city 
- Volunteers abroad 
- Spends more time daydreaming than actually studying 
- Watches a lot of TV shows in their target languages 
- Studies their soulmate’s native language 
- Listens to music in languages they don’t know
- Loves translating lyrics from their favorite songs 
- Cooks food from foreign countries 
- Give nicknames in different languages to their friends 
- Shares all their travels on social media 
- Talks to their pet in their target languages 
- Posts pretty pictures of their study space 
- Laughs at dumb duolingo sentences 
- Always writes postcards to all their friends when they go on vacation 
- Makes new friends every time they sleep in hostels 

Languages: English, Japanese, Afrikaans, Norwegian, Hindi  


- Makes loads of flashcards
- Studies way too much languages 
- Loves linguistics 
- Makes study schedules and bullet journals 
- Works on their aesthetic 
- Uses the pomodoro technique 
- Shares PDFs of textbooks with all their friends 
- Reads Harry Potter in all their target languages 
- Has an obcession with buying textbooks 
- Talks to themseves in their target languages all the time and then gets confused when someone talks to them 
- Starts a new language just because it sounds nice 
- Uses a different color for each of their target languages 
- Makes bucket lists with all the places they want to visit one day 
- Makes travelbooks to remember their travels 
- Can read five different alphabets 
- Dreams of spending a semester in a foreign university 
- Has ten different keyboards on their phone and doesn’t use half of them 
- Can spend hours looking at memes instead of studying 

Languages: Latin, German, Chinese, Romanian, Persian 


- Makes slang masterposts in their target languages 
- Studies super hard to be better than their classmates 
- Gets really competitive 
- Teaches insults in their native language to foreigners 
- Studies a language in secret to surprise people by speaking it 
- Works on their pronunciation while working out 
- Loves trying new food when they go abroad 
- Can say “hello” in twenty different languages 
- Works super hard to get a C2 level 
- Send memes to their friends in languages they don’t even know 
- Acts annoyed when their friends asks them to translate something but is secretly very proud to be the official translator of the squad 
- Gets mad when they want to tell a joke but it doesn’t translate 
- Pauses their music so they can hear a conversation in their target language in public transportation 
- Pretends not to know the language a group is speaking so that they can spy on them 

Languages: French, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Vietnamese 

“Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.

Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.

If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.

It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.

Changing your car’s oil is not optional.

Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.

You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.

It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.

Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.

Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.

Good doctors listen more than they talk.


Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.

Measure twice, cut once.

If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.

You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.

There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.

Kindness is not weakness.

Baking soda is not baking powder.

Terrible people will succeed and wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.

Appropriate footwear is always smart.

You can absolutely be too forgiving.

Real humor punches up, not down.

Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.

There are no real adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.

You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.

You can always come home again.

But it won’t be the same.

Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.”

A Few Things I Wish I Figured Out Sooner - Whitney Kimball

MORE fic recs !

Cut to the Feeling by usernicole 

Let’s do it again,” Keith says breathlessly. “Here and on every planet we come across. Let’s get married on every planet we can.”

Are you joking?” Lance asks, incredulous. “You really want to get married to me on every planet we land on?”

”Yes,” Keith says, voice high pitched and shaky with residual adrenaline. “Yes. Every planet. If it feels like this every time, let’s get married ten, twenty, a hundred times.”

Let’s break records. I want the universe to see us and be jealous.”

Or: Five times Keith and Lance get married, and one time they don’t.

Run into the Bright Lights by peanutbutterapple 

Keith was pretty sure his heart was going to explode out of his chest and if he didn’t do something about it, things were going to get bloodier than they already were.

Keith accidentally tells Lance his feelings on April Fool’s Day, and Lance really knows how to take a joke.

How To Date A Werewolf In 5 Simple Steps by wrenowitch

How To Date A Werewolf In 5 Simple Steps by Keith Kogane

Step 0: Don’t do it.
or, the au where lance is a werewolf and keith deals with that mess.                     

i wanna be your last first kiss by goldenastrum

After seeing Lance and Hunk kiss, Keith had just felt curious about the two boy’s relationship. As it turned out, Lance and Hunk were not dating, but only kissed because they wanted to.

Keith and Lance become smooch buddies afterwards.

When the War is Done by vivaced


Keith feels his entire world crash and burn around him, then immediately build itself back up, good as new. “No way,” he whispers. His heart rabbits desperately, hopefully, clinging to a realization that has snapped into place in his mind. His head pounds with this realization, this discovery, and Keith knows that everything is about to change.

After two years of fighting an intergalactic battle alongside the Blade of Marmora, Keith finds himself back in the Castle of Lions-but nothing is the same anymore, and the war-torn soldier is not prepared for anything that he finds in the place he called ‘home’.

i could be the one by shukagari

After he is hit with a spell, Lance has visions of Keith’s heart’s desires and he’s left incredibly confused when he finds himself appearing in all of them.

Keith shifts a little in front of Lance, protective; Lance grips his arm, tugging him back. “What do you need me to do?” Keith asks.

“Not you,” The one in blue dismisses Keith, their head turns to Lance. “We have decided to focus our efforts on the blue paladin - who wears his heart on his sleeve, and yet hides so much.”

wouldn’t it be nice by ShatterinSeconds                                                               

Keith’s hands haven’t stopped shaking. Shiro already lost his arm in that war, and likely most of his sanity, but Keith hasn’t been able to visit him yet. He’s back home in the states though, and that’s all that matters in the end. At least, that is what Keith’s foster mom tries to tell him whenever he asks to visit Shiro in the military hospital three thousand miles away from where they live.

It’s 1966 when Keith meets the boy with dark skin and blue eyes and freckled cheeks.                                           

blue notes by mothpoem

This laughter, here and now, is hushed, and soft as rain, and Lance can feel it against his face, in warm puffs of air. It’s a laugh reminiscent of a furtive secret, like something only Lance is allowed to see. He watches it run its course in the near-pitch black of the observatory, with starlight gleaming weakly against Keith’s pale face, and that’s right about when Lance’s heart gives a few foreboding throbs, heavy on the bass, as if to say, they’re here (they being romantic feelings for Keith Kogane, Lance’s former mortal enemy and current friend).

Oh, he thinks to himself, with sudden and startling clarity. I’m Fucked, capital F.                 

dissolve into me by bluerlance

things go awry when keith and lance go on a mission.

or, a love bug au where both lance and keith get bit at the same time.

star stickers by bluebellesie

“You, actually,” Keith whispers.

Lance blinks. “Me?”

“The most beautiful thing my eyes have ever seen.” A faint pink hue settles over his cheeks, but he doesn’t look away from ocean blue. “Hunk is definitely a majestic piece of art that deserves to be in all the museums, but to me, it’s… it’s you.”          

Keith’s Type  by AmbitiousSkychild

It figures that after years of getting it hilariously wrong face-to-face, Lance finally gets good at talking to Keith through a screen, which is, like, one of his biggest accomplishments. Then, Pidge makes the comment that Keith has a type, while heavily implying that it’s Matt.

But, listen, with everything going on with Voltron, the coalition, the Blade of Marmora, and Coran, Lance isn’t going to get distracted worrying about it.
Ask anyone, he’s always been great with measuring levels of importance…

Let the Magic Guide You to Begin by shimyeol

“Why did you—why did you do that?” Keith asked, looking at him with different emotions in his violet eyes - confusion prevailing among them - a soft blush on his cheeks, and his lips slightly red and swollen. “Before. In the class of the Ancestral Magicians. That.”

Lance carefully lowered the book he was reading, sitting up slowly on the windowsill. He blinked a little nervous, not understanding what the hell Keith was talking about.

“Um, huh? What?”

“Now don’t play the fool, McClain. That. That damn kiss.”

Or, in which Lance conjures a clone of him to go to the boring class of Ancestral Magicians in his place, and things with his crush take an unexpected turn.                                                

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…Right? by oh_imintrouble

Really it was an easy decision for him. Lance loved his family more than anything, and he would do anything to lessen the burden for them. He dropped his classes, and decided once his younger siblings were old enough to take care of themselves he could go back to school. Sure, in a way he was putting his own life on hold, but again, it was an easy decision for him to make. He just…didn’t share that decision with anyone. Not his parents, his sister, not even his boyfriend back at school. For all Keith knew, this was temporary, and he would be back next semester.

All that Lance wants is to make everyone happy and he’s trying really hard please love this boy, Keith.

comprehensive guide on how to sing certain songs in reputation

i wanna be your end game..i wanna be your first string..i wanna be your a-team..i wanna be your end game, end game…. bIG REPUTATION BI G REPUTA TION OOH Y O U AND ME WE GOT BIG REPUTATION AAA AND YOU HEARD ABOUT ME OOO I GOT SOME BIG ENEMIES // I DONT WANNA TOUCH YOU i don’t wanna be JUST ANOTHER EX-LOVE you don’t wanna see

I Did Something Bad:
tHEY SAY I DID SOMETHING B D AH BUT WHYS IT FEEL SO GOOD tHEY SAY I DID SOMETHING B D AH BUT WHYS IT FEEL SO GOOD  MOST FUN I EVER HAD AH AND ID DO IT O V E R AND O V E R AND O V E R AGAIN IF I COULD IT JUST FELT SOGOOD GOOD R͖̬̼A̘̦̱͖̝T͘A̕T̬͟A͉̭̰͜ͅT͉͖̣̦͟Á̲T͇ͅA̧͍͈T̟̳̱A̡̘̤̻͙͕R͖̬̼A͎̗͓͉̗̼͖͢T̵AT͍̙̦̹͡A̲͜T̗A̴̩̤̼T̟̳̱A̡̘̤̻͙͕T̮̼͈̫̦̖̯̕A͎̗͓͉̗̼͖͢T̵AR͖̬̼A͎̗͓͉̗̼͖͢T̵AT͍̙̦̹͡A̲͜T̗A̴̩̤̼T̟̳̱A̡̘̤̻͙͕T̮̼͈̫̦̖̯̕A͎̗͓͉̗̼͖͢

Don’t Blame Me:



Is it cool that I said all that? Is it chill that you’re in my head? ‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate) yeah, I want you

Getaway Car:


King Of My Heart:


Dancing With Our Hands Tied:



all of this silence and patience, panic, and desperately waiting

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things:

THIS IS WHY WE CANT HAVE NICE THINGS DARLING BECAUSE YOU BREAK THEM I HAD TO TAKE THEM A WA A A A Y T̤͎͔̦̫͇H̟I̳̞͖S̴̟͈͓͉ ̭̦̣̟̖͓I͏̣͖̣̲̹̲S̖̟͚̲̠̤̝ ͙̗̺͕̟̩W͠H̬̲̠̳͉̟Y͇͎̝͢ ̨W̘͇͝E̘͉̼͈ ͔̩͉C̷̫͔̤̞ͅA͜N͈͇̝T͙ ͎̭̝̬͎͝H̰A̹̩̳̝͎̠͞V̠̠̥͕̀E̶͎̹͙̜̙ ̝N͚̭͇̝̝͕͙I̹̫̳̣͘Ç͎̙̥͙͈̯Ȩ̟̰ ̠͙T̖̘͈̜̟̜͘H̢̰I̡N̴͔̫̣̜̲̱G̟Ş̖̻  HO-NEY DIDYOUTHINKIWOULDNTHEARALLTHETHINGSYOUSAIDABOUT-MEeEeEeEe THIS IS WHY WE CANT HAVE  ((nice things))

New Year’s Day:

[uncontrollable sobbing]

Because I love those hours before the sun comes up, when you wake up for a moment and you realize you can stay in bed just a little while longer. And you’re safe. And there’s no rush. And it’s quiet. For all my hub loves. xo Pre-pancakes, so it’s v smutty. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly emotional and descriptive, but it’s still porn. To experience the full mood of this thing, I’d recommend listening to Max Richter’s “Three Worlds” as you read.  @captainwiley @dassala @the-reason-to-sail-home @thejollypirate @businesscasualprincess @shoedonym @katie-dub @abbadons-little-witch @swanandapirate @mahstatins

+ It’s dark when she opens her eyes. Not the dark of late evening, when the stars have begun to twinkle in the sky—when the only sound to be heard is the choral chirping of insects, the darkening of doorways. No, it’s a darkness that knows it will have to fade eventually, a grey dawn that casts their bedroom in a hazy, dreamlike glow.

A nippy, quiet breeze smelling suspiciously of rain tiptoes through the open window and she catches the scent of him on the air. It’s a spicy mixture of cologne and sweat, a warm, enticing blend that clashes wonderfully with the fresh, tingling wetness of an impending storm. She can feel his rough, weathered fingers against the bare flesh of her waist. The tap, tap, tapping of his thumb against her belly. The smooth, hard metal of his ring against her stomach not unlike the steady ringing of a church bell, a far off song, a call to his side.

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allthatsleepandimstilltiredaf  asked:

Yo blue im on a super duper important quest to find really good lance centric fics, you know, that high quality top shelf kinda stuff. ive already read ur fic but im lookin for more. Got any recs????????

hey there, friend, you came to the right place! sorry this took so long, I made this whole post and then my computer was being difficult and I lost the whole thing, so this is the second time I’m making it! thank you so much for reading when I dream it happens in blue. I’ve got some great new content on the way, but in the meantime, here are some great reads to hold you over!

<<please check ratings and tags, and all of these are a mixture of ratings and subject matter, so please check and read only what’s best for you!>>

7 Times They Noticed by @em-the-cliche

Lance was alright. He was happy. He was fine. Except when he wasn’t.

“Listen. Are you alright?”
“Uh…are you alright?”
“Are you okay buddy?”
“Are…are you in good health, paladin?“
Are…are you okay, paladin?”
“Hey. You okay?”

His team mates, his second family - they noticed.

A Commutual Contract by @skaylanphear

After a terrifying experience during which Lance, seemingly, dies, Keith is haunted by horrible nightmares of holding his comrade in his arms while he took his final breath. To the point where he can’t sleep unless he knows for absolute certain that Lance is alive.

And while the attention is surprising, Lance doesn’t really have a problem with Keith checking up on him. Or the fact that Keith only seems totally comforted when he can cuddle Lance close and hear his heart beat. After all, there’s nothing wrong with two bros cuddling. It doesn’t MEAN anything. Or, at least, that’s what Lance keeps telling himself.

At Rest (Five Miles Behind the Front) by @thisgirlhastales

Shiro is no longer the Black Paladin. He is no longer the commander of Team Voltron. He is a soldier without a purpose and a leader without a legion at his back.

Lance is a seventh wheel. He is not fit to be a leader, and perhaps not even fit to be a Paladin.

Or, in which two Paladins of Voltron learn their true worth, and finally, there is well-earned rest.

Beautiful Minds by PotatoBender

Lance used to be proud of his mental abilities. A pilot. A Paladin. Someone experienced with delving and controlling his mind. But after being captured, and enduring just a single encounter with Haggar, his castle was reduced to rubble.

Rescuing Lance was the easy part - healing him is much, much harder.

Blast Zone by bubblebucky

In the middle of a mission, a bomb going off leaves Lance unable to hear. Still, while he’s deaf, the rest of his team are the ones that won’t listen.

Boom Crash the Sound of My Ship by @maychorian

After a Galra attack splits Voltron, the blue lion is damaged and falls toward the jungle planet below. Shiro follows, and now he and Lance are stranded in hostile territory, fighting to survive. Lance is injured, Shiro is having flashbacks, and help is far away. And the Galra just…keep coming.

Brain storm by @trickstersgambit

Lance managed for years without too many obvious issues. Those who needed to know, knew. Until it became a problem he thought he buried in his awkward early teen years.

calling me to come back by @apvrrish

Keith is a witch who owns a shop where he breaks curses on both magical items and people under spells. Love spells, family curses passed down generations, cursed heirlooms lurking the attic – he can handle them all. But one day a boy named Lance walks into his shop, and his curse is darker and more difficult to break than anything Keith has ever seen before: the curse is draining his magic, and without his magic, Lance will die. 

This is a new favorite of mine!

Dark Blue by @thunder-dor

Lance has a bad habit of comparing himself to his teammates. Lotor needs a Paladin with a weakness.


Lance gets kidnapped and Keith will do anything to get him back.

This is a great fic and Jessie is a writing goddess!!!

Fighting the Surface by @tomminowrites

“Humans have shown quite the impressive drive for survival,” the Galra commander grins. “I want to see you fight against that. The druids claim drowning is quite the painful way to go.“ He tips Lance backward over the water, as Keith and Shiro struggle against their bonds. “If you surface, they die.”

Lance’s eyes widen and he’s pushed backward with a splash.


Keith, Shiro, and Lance are taken captive during a mission planet-side. The commander decides he only needs two paladins for interrogation, and decides to have a little fun while they wait for extraction. Lance is thrown into the deep with the threat that if he swims up for air, one of the other two will be shot. Obviously Lance would rather die than allow that.

Later chapters will, of course, deal with Keith and Shiro losing their damn minds thinking Lance just drowned himself for them.

I helped beta this one! It’s good!

Ghost of the FutureShadow of the Past by @zizzani & @wittyy-name

When Lance is thrown through time, his future self from one year ahead is transported to the past in his place.

This Lance is faster, stronger, and markedly more mature. Not only that, but he’s distinctly more intuitive about his teammates and A LOT more touchy with Keith.

The team must try and work out how to reverse the two Lance’s places and restore them to their original timelines. Things only get more complicated when the Future Lance can’t seem to remember where he was when the switch happened, and he refuses to reveal anything about his own time for fear of influencing the team’s decisions.

Mirror fic to “Shadow of the Past” by wittyy_name


When Lance is thrown through time, he finds himself one year in the future, in place of the Lance that should be here.

He finds his team to be remarkably familiar, yet distinctly different. They have more scars, a better grip on the whole saving the universe thing, and over a year’s worth of teamwork to bind them together. But the weirdest part? Keith seems to be a lot more touchy with him. Not that he’s complaining… much.

The team must try and work out how to reverse the two Lance’s places and restore them to their original timelines. But despite the fact that they’re still his friends, Lance can’t help but feel a little out of place among a team that’s been through so much with a Lance that just isn’t him. And it doesn’t help that the team is on edge around him, refusing to tell him anything for fear of influencing and changing the past. Things get even more complicated when they have to rely on the team in the past to complete the switch, leaving Lance to little more than sit, wait, and attempt to fill in his future self’s shoes.

Mirror fic to “Ghost of the Future” by Zizzani

give out to give in by @mlp-michaeljones

So typical. So fucking typical, that Lance is the youngest and worst of his siblings, and then the kids come along and he isn’t even the cutest anymore, and he only made fighter pilot because perfect fucking Keith dropped out and even when he piloted a lion he didn’t have a thing like the others, and now he can’t even have Blue. Maybe he was the one to suggest it, but he was barrelling towards this point all along; rock fucking bottom.

When it becomes clear that Allura is a better pilot than him, Lance steps down as the Blue Paladin. It is, after all, the obvious decision. Lance is, and has always been, the afterthought.

But who needs an afterthought?

He Don’t Fuckin Care by ya_ya_rose

Lance knows how to hold his own. But he isn’t indestructible. 

Huddling for Warmth: The Movie by @maychorian

The paladins are heading back to the Castle of Lions after another successful mission when Shiro suddenly realizes that something is wrong. Lance isn’t responding on the comms.

Love and Other Questions by @squirenonny

One week after news of the Kerberos disaster broke, Pidge receives a new Mark–proof that Matt is still alive. She breaks into the Garrison to find him, only to find herself caught up in the fight for the fate of the universe.

Keith keeps his arms covered so he doesn’t have to watch Shiro’s scars compounding on his skin–but doing so means cutting off contact with his romantic soulmate, who greets him each morning with a new (and terrible) pickup line.

Shiro and Matt thought they were the luckiest people alive when they found out they were going to Kerberos together. But Shiro hasn’t seen Matt’s untidy scrawl on his arm in almost a year, and he has no idea if his soulmate is even still alive.

[Canonverse Soulmate AU with romantic and platonic soulmates (and some gray areas in between)]

Perihelion by @eclecticinkling

After growing up in the shadow of war, Prince Lance of Altea would give almost anything to bring peace back to his people. So when a Galran ambassador arrives with an offer to make that a reality, Lance knows he can’t refuse. Even if it means binding himself to his enemy’s prince for as long as they both shall live.

say you’re gonna break my fall by @apvrrish

Keith tries to deal with being the leader, and also tries to deal with his feelings about Lance. It’s a process.

Keith looks up and sees Lance staring at him, head tilted at an angle. His eyes are just barely visible through the visor, but his mouth is twisted into a puzzled curve.

“Sorry,” Keith says, flushing. “Lost in thought.”

“You okay?” Lance asks, falling into step alongside him as they follow the others out of the ship.

so much more than space dust by @ad-asterism

When a cryopod malfunctions, Lance is left with amnesia. As he struggles to figure out where he fits in the new formation of the team, the rest of Voltron is racing against the clock to figure out where Lotor will strike next- and their only clue is hidden somewhere in Lance’s lost memories. Lance will have to find a way to remember what he’s missing- or come to terms with what he’s forgotten.

Taking One For The Team by YukiSetsu

A mission gone wrong lands Lance and Pidge in a dangerous situation. When communication with the rest of the team is compromised, they have to take drastic measures to escape. Pidge can only hope that they get out before things get worse and one of them breaks. Especially Lance.

The Reluctant Soldier by @banditywrites

Lance is badly injured on a mission and struggles with his role as sharpshooter.

Thirty-One Days by SidneyJean

Lance experiences loss, in all its ugly faces, for the first time after beginning his journey as a Paladin and discovers just how that changes a person over time. It…doesn’t happen the way he expected. The people around him begin to change, and so does he.

Trembling Lips by @newtsckamander

Lance is an emotional person who cries easily (and does the trembly-lip thing a lot) but tries to stay strong in front of the team.


Five times Lance stopped himself from crying in front of his teammates, and the one time he couldn’t hold it back.

Universal Fates by @celty-me

Alfor, Zarkon, Trigel, Gyrgan, and Blaytz set off on missions across the galaxy to gather pieces of an artifact so Alfor can complete Voltron.

Zarkon encounters a human boy with a missing arm fighting as a gladiator.
Trigel encounters an enslaved young human girl whose genius is being exploited.
Gyrgan encounters a human boy who disabled a pirate ship he and his people had been chasing.
King Alfor encounters a young half-galra boy who aids the king and Coran when they are cornered by bandits.
Blaytz encounters an Altean boy enslaved on a slave trading planet.

Each ally feels compelled to rescue and adopt the orphans they encounter, setting the wheels of fate into motion.

While each child carries the scars of their past, they form bonds too strong to ever be broken. They will find friendship and family with each other, and maybe love, even as events threaten everything they know and care for.

wanna be known by you by @bluewriters

Sometimes Lance feels like he’s been stained blue, the colour of his lion seeping through his skin as he chokes on cold stardust, and he is drowning in waves of blue, blue ocean. Lance has never been afraid of the ocean before.

He rolls over and turns off the lights. He doesn’t sleep.

Watching You Fall by @emerald-ashes

Shiro couldn’t find Lance. He knew he was in danger after his communications ended abruptly. But he certainly wasn’t prepared to find Lance dying on the floor of a Galra base during one their missions.

Words Fail by EagleInFlight

A mind-melding exercise goes wrong, and the five Paladins are now trapped in Lance’s mind. To escape, they must delve through Lance’s memories. Lance learns that in order to save his friends, he has to stop running. But to stop running means to face the worst of himself.

DIY spa day🌹

1.prepare your space: make sure your room and bathroom are clean and smell nice and change your bedsheets. light some candles. if you have a diffuser put in fennel oil or lavender oil. super calming.

2.boil some water in a pot to use as a steam mask.

3.fill the tub with water, add a handfull of epsom salt, a few drops of your prefered essential oil, a bath bomb/bubbles if you like. if you wanna go the extra mile…add some rose petals. you can get some cheap bouquets at supermarkets.

4.put on a hair mask and wrap your hair in a bun. If you don’t have one you can use conditioner instead or any oil…I have tried them all and my favourite is apricot oil.

5.remove any nail polish you have on.

6.cleanse your face with your cleanser, then exfoliate, put your face above the water pot for about ten mins and put on a clay mask or any other purifying mask of your liking.

7.if you have hydrogel eye masks put them on, if not you can use thin potato slices..they work wonders.

8.prepare a relaxing beverage…herbal tea…wine…whiskey..whatever you like.

9..soak in the bath for as long as you like.

10. exfoliate using your own diy scrub - sugar and oil. 

11.lounge for hours in your towel and beverege while listening to music.

12.rub lotion or oil all over yourself and wear comfortable clothes or be comfortabelly completly naked. whatever you prefer.

13.after washing off the purifying mask i really recommend hydrating the skin with a hysrating sheet mask or raw honey.

14. DIY Mani-Pedi : soak your feet in water and a cup of vinegar for 30 minutes. while you do that file your nails and cut your cuticles then apply olive oil to them and massage them.
wash your feet and file them with a pumice stone. file your toenails and apply foot cream. and paint your nails if you want. if your toenails are dry apply some olive oil and shea butter to the heels, wrap them in seran wrap and wear 2 pairs of socks and you will wake up with baby soft feet.

*i also did the korean baby foot peel mask and if you guys want ill make a post about my suprising experience.

15.apply toner to your face and follow with rosehip oil. massage your skin starting from the forhead to the neck. there are so many videos abot face massage on youtube. it’s so amazing, you’ll feel great and your ski will glow.

16.apply ½ castor oil ½ olive oil to your eyelashes and lips.

17.apply lotion to your hands.

18.just lounge and do whatever relaxes you and makes youhappy. I personally like to drink sparkling wine and reading vogue or watching an old film.

19. make sure you are hydrated and drink lots of H2O and well nourished and  eating well and getting all your vitamins and minerals. 

20.try to relax while listening to white noise or your favourite sound, like rain, eind, fireplace crackle, ticking clock…or any ASMR. hair brushing ASMR is my guity pleasure.

21. enjoy yourself, praise yourself. indulge. love your body and soul. no matter what you do just make sure it feels good.

a list of healthy habits for a better you

  • getting out of bed as soon as you wake up - no more chilling on your phone for an hour while you should have been doing your homework (me rn)
  • did a mistake? did something you shouldnt have done ? accept you did this mistake but try and stop blaming yourself and critisizing so much: accept that its okay to do mistakes and it happens, by changing into a pozitive attitude there are much more chances to not do that again
  • have a few days/ weeks for a project? work !! on !! it !! seriously dont let it all in the last day the stress is much higher and it probably wont turn out that good because you’re hurrying up
  • eat breakfast !! seriously ok
  • pick an outfit the night before: so much time saved up
  • reading a book? get a highlighter and highlight unknown words ( especially if you’re not reading in your native language ) . at the end of the chapter/ your reading time search them all or maybe even write them down ? ( i struggle with this so much tbh but i believe it pays back knowing much more than before )
  • do a little bit at least of something you enjoy daily: even if you’re busy af find just half an hour in which you draw, read, play with your cat etc etc
  • achieve a morning and night routine: honestly it can be the most simple things but if you do them like straight as soon as you wake up then you’re more likely to be productive while if you just stay on your phone for half an hour then brush your teeth, you’re basically wasting time.
  • talk to people ! ok listen up i know its scary to just go and talk to people but if you know for example you have a common interest its very likely they will be excited about it and you might even become friends !
  • you’re afraid of doing something? lets say public speaking. i am completely terrified of it . this is exactly why i signed up for debate, to get over this fear. the only way you can solve your problem with a fear for something like this is to face it straight on . yes it will give you anxiety probably it might stress you but you’re being so brave and slowly you’ll most likely overcome it
  • have a crush? you know they’re single and a very chill person ? talk to them. like seriously the best thing to do when you have a crush is chill down for a bit and realize its not the end of the world if they dont like you back and the only way even to make that happen is to talk to them ! like become their friend and maybe hint at them that you like them and you never know??¿

okay listen here i know you’re probably thinking im the most peaceful perfect person ever because i do all these things but the thing is : i dont , i barely do any of them . however , i would really like to change that and i really believe these little habits will help me ( and you ! ) in life in general.

hope you have an awesome day!

My contribution to the Call My By Your Name fandom

I may be wrong, but…

So, I was listening to “The Mistery Of Love” and when the Hephaestion/Alexander verses came on I had a revelation, brought to me by this flash I had of a random fact I learned many years ago while reading Hephaestion’s page on Wikipedia. 

There was this time when Alexander’s army had just won a battle in Persia and he and Hephaestion were visiting together the captured royal family. The Persian Princess begged Hephaestion to spare the lives of her family members, because she thought he was Alexander (since they were wearing similar, rich clothes). After this misunderstanding, Alexander reacted saying  “You were not mistaken, Mother; this man too is Alexander.

Have you guessed, now, why the author chose this particular couple to be in the song? 
They were so united, so “one soul abiding in two bodies”, as Aristotle used to say, that Alexander considered them to be one person, one being. Ring a bell?

He considered his lover to be him. Therefore, he calls him by his name

Once when I worked at Gollar Deneral, this mom and her two daughters, around 6 and 9, came in and were shopping. The youngest stayed with her mom while the older walked around by herself. Our office was behind the register in the corner, and as I started to walk back there, I looked down the aisle and saw this man had the older girl cornered in the back corner of the store talking to her, way too closely.

I didn’t see that man walk in with them, but I didn’t want to offend him if it was her dad and he had walked in after them but I just didn’t see him. But something felt off, and I didn’t like it. So I quickly ran down the aisles until I found the mom, and asked if she was there with a man, and when she said no I told her there was a man in the back corner talking to her daughter. She ran back there, and grabbed her, then came up to checkout.

The daughter kept saying “he just wanted my help picking out vitamins!” (what grown man asks a 9 year old for help with vitamins???) A few seconds after they got up to the register, the man walks up behind them. The mom looked terrified. He kept trying to talk to the girls, and the mom put herself in between her daughters and the man and said “don’t talk to strangers”. He turned around and grabbed a candy bar, and I leaned over and whispered to her “I’ll distract him while you get the girls in the car and leave”. 

She finished paying and quickly drug the girls out the door as the man tried to keep talking to them and say bye to them. I rang his stuff up, and when he went to pay with his card, I would hit cancel, and tell him it was having trouble reading his card, until I saw the mom drive away. 

I don’t know if he had any bad intentions, but I’ve learned to listen to my gut when something doesn’t seem right, and the mom also obviously didn’t feel comfortable about the situation. 

I Can’t Quit You

An Alpha!Bucky Song Fic

Character Pairing: Alpha!Bucky Barnes x Female Omega!Reader

Word Count: 1,216 

Warnings: NSFW 18+ Smut (not too graphic!)! A/B/O dynamics, fingering, sexual penetration, a NSFW gif, mention of bonding, dirty talk and language.

A/N: This is my submission for @persephone-is-here-omg ‘s Marye’s 1 Year Anniversary Writing Challenge! This is one of my favorite songs ever! I love the sensual/bluesy feel to it and I thought it would fit perfect with Alpha!Bucky! I highly suggest you listen to it before or while reading this! It really adds to the story! 

Song: I Can’t Quit You Baby by Led Zeppelin

Ohhh, I can’t quit you, baby.

So I’m gonna put you down for awhile.

Raising his hand to knock on your door, Bucky wondered what he was doing here.

The last time he had seen you, you told him to never come back.

He knew why.

Being an Alpha at the head of a pack put a lot of pressure on him.

Commitment wasn’t his thing. He couldn’t promise you forever.

You needed an Alpha who could give you all of himself, who could be there emotionally, more than just physically. That Alpha wasn’t him.

Yet here he was, waiting on you to open your door.

I said I can’t quit you baby,

I guess I’m gonna have to put you down for awhile.

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