if there’s one thing i love more than badboy beka and fuckboy beka, it’s softboy beka.
at home in the winter wearing comfy sweats and oversized, chunky knit sweaters and slouchy beanies, drinking tea and tending his plants.
keeping multiple sets of reading glasses scattered around his apartment because he sometimes forgets where he last put them and doesn’t like to go digging every time he wants to read.
volunteering at an animal shelter whenever he gets the chance, and his favorite thing to do is take the big dogs out back and just cuddle em, because everyone knows that big dogs are the most gentle babies and he can relate.
sending his mother flowers for his birthday, because she really did all the work, he just showed up at the end.
keeping a box in his room of little things he finds that remind him of yuri, and every time they see each other, he wraps them up in a brown paper package to give as a hello gift (yuri starts doing it, too, and the first time it happened, otabek got a lil misty).
preferring to decorate his apartment with ferns and succulents and crystals and heavy velvet curtains, partly for aesthetic™, but also because he read a lot of stories about magic when he was a child and he’s fascinated with the idea of nature being mystical, so he wants his environment to feel that way.
going hiking, and always taking a sapling to plant in empty spots of the forest he loves and appreciates so much.
keeping a leather bound journal buried in the drawer of his nightstand that he jots down pieces of dreams he remembers or lyrics to songs he’d like to write or bits of his life he’d like to always remember. when he fills up a journal, he seals it with a string and some wax and dates it so he can go back to it in a year and relive those memories.
never having been much of a holiday guy, but when yuri came into his life, he kinda got dragged into it because that boy LOVES a holiday, so one year he spent three hours researching different ones on google just so he’d be ready when necessary.
whenever he goes home for a visit, it’s a tradition that he sits on the back porch chatting with his parents while his little sisters braid the long parts of his hair with flowers. they always take a group picture when they’re done; he has a corkboard at his place dedicated to just these photos. whenever yuri starts to visit with him, his sisters lose their minds and insist on doing his hair, too. those pictures go at the top of the board.
every time he plays a gig and friends of his go to see it, at the end of the night, he makes sure to round them up and get them safely into a taxi before he packs up his equipment and leaves himself. yuri noticed that he does it after a few times, so he took over the duty whenever he goes to watch, that way otabek can focus on winding down after his set. otabek always gets a little smile on his face whenever his phone lights up with a text that says all good, everyone’s safely on their way home with a picture of yuri giving a thumbs up in front of a cab stuffed with six drunk dudes.
his favorite time of year is the fall, because he loves watching the living alchemy of trees changing colors, and smelling the crispness of the season rushing in, and he knows his birthday is coming and he still gets really excited about it, because it’s nice to get attention for something so mundane sometimes. every year, whatever yuri sends comes stuffed full of confetti in new and creative ways. he still finds pieces of it under his furniture for the next three months no matter how careful he is.
basically, i love otabek ‘look like a badass, walk with love’ altin, and so should you.
Ruby Gloom~! I was binge watching all this again for past few days and managed to sketch all these for the half hour I was awake yesterday (my day was really long yesterday didn’t get home till late and fell asleep early pff works tiring).
So have some Rubies and some Skull Boys <33333 I redrew some of my favorite episodes like Club Day, Hair-less the Musical (my ultimate favorite of Ruby Glooms episodes), and skull boys outfits are just fun pff-
Tobi, a real sweetheart of an eyesore/chimera who has great jokes and even better fashion sense - neon floral print lederhosen have never looked so stylish! Throws a mean tea party and laughs like a bike horn. Definitely a dude you want on your squad.
I highly recommend reaching back into your childhood and pulling out what gems you find there!
Hey yall sorry i havent been posting lately, i’ve been going through Some Stuff ™ that i don’t really want to get into but GOOD NEWS: i got a cactus.
“Pink Powder Puff Cactus: …a soft-bodied dark green freely clustering globular plant, with a few hooked centrals and lots of silky hair-like spines and lovely pink flowers. Native to Mexico, protect from frost, provide bright light, hardy to 32F; to 6″ tall. Water thoroughly when soil is dry.” –The description on the pot from Home Depot.
There’s a good chance this Sunday, their boy, their golden boy, their golden little baby boy, the architect gets replaced by someone you call a lunatic, but everybody else is just gonna call the new face of the WWE.
Is it just me or are almost all of soul's soft smile reserved for maka or thoughts of maka?
DON’T EVEN WITH ME!!!
They are all 100% because of Maka!! Like any time he smiles (from my memory) is when Maka does something or when she’s happy because it makes him happy to see her happy!!! He just wants the best for her because she’s amazing and great!!! Like tbh any time I think of Soul smiling, I just remember the end of the anime when Maka’s standing up there and he has that goofy look on his face. Like the boy has it bad for her!!
Just look at him!!! He is so gone for this girl, it’s ridiculous!!!
little sarada would BABBLE in his arms, tiny fist clenched around a lock of RAVEN strands that fell down from his face. his heart was full in this moment, the sadness being CHASED out by the tiny being gazing up at him with eyes a mirror of his OWN . ‘ she’s beautiful, sakura-san. you made … a truly wonderful little girl. ’
‘Johannes,’ said Horst after some moments of watching him, ‘what are you doing?’
'Gesturing,’ said Cabal, continuing to gesture.
'Gesturing, is it?’ This apparently impressed Horst. 'It’s very good.’
- -Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Jonathan L Howard
Rereading Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, and I always loved this little moment. <3
(I may also now be imagining Johannes’ gesturing somewhat akin to Shia Lebeouf)