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phandominsanity  asked:

Yo do you have like a rly basic rec list of staple Larry fics? I'm rly new to the fandom and I'm trying to work my way through (the longer the better)

Basic Must Reads for Newbies!

Disclaimer: these are the fics i read when i first started reading fic in 2015. since then, i’ve read 445 fics (excluding the 2 i’m reading right now - and yes, i really do keep track of every fic i’ve ever read - and yes, I really did count them) and these are the fics I recommend you read when starting out. please note that there are hundreds of other fics I would recommend you read, but this list is for specifically what I consider classic, super popular fics within the fandom!

Escapade 146k

In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.

The Dead of July 117k 

Being an Avenger means continuing to be Captain America and smiling and being honorable for the public and Harry does his best. But it doesn’t give him time to figure out who he is supposed to be once he takes off his uniform and puts the shield to the side. Just being Harry had always involved Louis, and Harry fears he doesn’t know how to exist without him.

or: Harry is Captain America, and Louis’ been dead for 70 years.

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Once again, Taehyung won’t make it home for Christmas.

Originally posted by chimtae

word count: 3.9k
genre: angst/fluff [i know, i’m in shock too]

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in universe merchandising head canons

i’m basing this on the fact yuuri has a ton of victor merch and that victor canonically has a phone case with his stammi vicino costume on it. so he has merchandising connections. and he would probably use them. a lot. 

(some of these are based on a couple different conversations i’ve had with @phoenixrei @thetwoguineabook @forochel and @kixboxer)

  • victor definitely gets his and his everything items custom made. and i mean everything
    • stammi vicino his and his aprons to match their pair skate costumes
    • definitely his and his briefs. yuuri’s are much tighter. victor does the worst innocent face
      • also eros briefs. 
    • the katsuki yuuri pedicure set aka the duetto which is a pumice stone and prostate massager (credit to kixboxer for this piece of genius)
    • katsuki yuuri trading cards victor set up a kickstarter for under a sock puppet account. the front is his face, the back is his ass. give the people what they want. (yurio contributes at the highest funding level.)
    • limited edition katsuki yuuri nail polishes that are made to match his costumes. for pedicures and “”””pedicures”””” (mostly the same thing in the katsuki-nikiforov household)
  • getting yuuri to do an ad for MAC’s annual Viva Glam color (obviously called eros). and then getting yuuri to let victor do his make up
  • EXTREMELY DETAILED NGE plug suits for their iconic shinji and kaworu pair skate (credit @doodlesonice​)
    • also art and posters of this moment

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refinedquartz  asked:

Hi! I'm just finding your blog today and I love your writing! I was wondering if I could request the RFA + V and Saeran reacting to an MC who has issues with acne and scarring? Thank you so much in advance! Hope you're having a lovely day! :)

thank you so much!! ❤︎ i also have a lot of problems with that and i literally don’t use makeup at all (when i do it’s just way too much eyeliner), so i guess you want this mc to not use any makeup either, so the acne/scars are visible? that’s what i wrote, at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Yoosung

  • He didn’t really mind, he was happy you were comfortable enough with yourself to not cake on makeup
  • Had been through it himself a few years ago, but it wasn’t that bad and he didn’t really get any scars
  • Would try to make DIY masks with you


Zen

  • This guy had perfect skin, so it was kind of impossible to not get insecure around him
  • “Do you remember to wash your face every morning and night, princess?”
  • yes you idiot, it doesn’t help
  • Had a lot of skin treatment products for you to try though, if you wanted to see if it would help


Jaehee

  • Did a lot of research on it and tried to help you
  • When she read that coffee may trigger acne, she made sure to have lots of other options at the café! Tea, hot chocolate, things like that
  • I don’t think she’s the type to use a lot of makeup either, but she doesn’t really need it anyways
  • She loved seing you natural, blemishes or not!


Jumin

  • He wasn’t used to seeing people without makeup so it was a suprise for him when he first saw you, but he didn’t think less of you because of something you couldn’t help
  • Actually prefered that you didn’t covered it up, as he could hug you without getting crap tons of foundation on his suit
  • Literally asked Jaehee to write a report on acne and scars
  • Suddenly the company had a skin care branch


707

  • With his “diet” and the fact that he never leaves his computer, i refuse to believe that he wouldn’t have acne as well
  • A bit scarring, not a lot but definitely noticable
  • He didn’t really care much, but would probably make sure both of you ate at least a little bit healthier to see if it helped
  • If it didn’t and you were bothered by it, he would order weird creams of the internet and try them all out with you


V

  • In the start he was kind of sad, but understanding, that you didn’t let him touch your face poor half blind bby
  • When you explained why, he assured you that it didn’t matter 
  • He just really wanted to get an idea of how you looked like as he really liked you, but he didn’t want to make you uncomfortable!
  • Couldn’t really do much to help your acne but hey, at least he gave you confidence and complimented you extra when he felt your skin clear up


Saeran/Unknown

  • Literally did not care
  • He was just grateful that you were his! Who cared if your skin had seen better days! Not him!
  • Probably didn’t even know that it’s not viewed as attractive, it was part of you and you were attractive so he didn’t complain


~jane

The Secks

Description- Honestly it’s based completely off a (joke) YouTube video I watched during my demon phase that I’m honestly still trying to find a logical solution for. Honestly.

Genre- Smut

Warnings- Uh, sex? I really don’t know what to put for this when it’s already obviously smut

Word Count- 1020

Notes- I have no clue why I’m writing more smut the last one was shit I guess I’ve just had this idea in my head way too long also there may or may not be an appropriately timed reference if you squint…


It was but another radio show. It was but another album countdown with Jameela. Dan was bored of it. He loved his job, but he sometimes wished he could spice it up a bit. Then he got an idea.

Dan gazed up at the clock on the wall. There was but ten minutes before they had to be out with Jameela. Was that enough time? He didn’t really care. He wanted to try something new and interesting. Maybe even something a bit dangerous. This definitely ticked off all of those boxes. 

Phil was sitting on the same couch as Dan, staring at his phone.  The younger boy leaned over and pressed his lips to Phil’s, who gasped in his mouth before warming up to the kiss. Dan climbed into his lap, causing another gasp by Phil. Dan moved his mouth down to Phil’s neck, and Phil, free to speak, voiced concern.

“Dan, we’re on in ten minutes.”

“Better speed this up then.” Dan unzipped Phil’s black jeans and pulled them off, followed almost immediately by his boxers. Dan took Phil in his mouth as he pulled off his own jeans and boxers, feeling Phil get harder with every passing second. Dan let go of Phil and got onto all fours on the floor, glancing back at Phil in anticipation. 

“You do know we don’t have any lube or condoms, don’t you?” Dan nodded. “And that we’re literally supposed to be out there with Jameela in five minutes now?”

The younger boy nodded yet again, this time with a smirk. “Try new things.” And with that, Phil was on the floor with Dan. He carefully inserted his cock into Dan’s incredibly tight asshole. Dan was immediately overcome with pain, and he winced. Phil stopped, feeling Dan’s shivers, but the younger boy signaled for him to continue, and he did. 

Every second was like another level of hell for Dan, but the pain was tolerable, and Dan wanted to continue. Eventually Dan got used to the pain. “Harder.” Phil thrust harder and faster, and Dan began to quietly moan. He was in even more pain than he had been earlier, but by this point he was almost enjoying it. 

Phil finally hit Dan’s prostate, causing both of them to come. Dan moaned loudly, and Phil immediately attempted to quiet him down. “Shh… Remember where we are.” Dan took a quick moment to do so. He had somehow convinced Phil to fuck him in the middle of the radio station green room. It was an impulse they both foolishly gave into, but Dan didn’t regret it. He looked around the room, out of breath, until his eyes finally focused on the clock on the wall. They were supposed to be with Jameela five minutes ago. 

“Oh my god, Phil.” Dan pointed at the clock with horror, and Phil gasped. 

“Hurry, hurry!” They pulled on their boxers and jeans as quickly as they could and dashing out the door. 

“Phil, wait!” Dan was limping. The lack of lube was still causing him a lot of pain, and trying to run was very difficult. 

“Come on!” Phil ran to the set as quickly as he could, Dan trailing as close behind as possible. A few seconds after Phil, Dan hobbled on and sat down on the couch beside him. Jameela was already talking to them, attempting to scold them for their tardiness. 

“Your mics are off. Sit there in silence, I’ll deal with you later.” Phil adorably put his hands to his mouth, and Dan hovered his hand over his boyfriend’s knee for a second before realizing they were on the air. Dan tuned out for a minute before noticing the music change. He heard the Arctic Monkeys album and then noticed Jameela addressing him and Phil again. “I am sweating! I’ve been left here!”

“Can they hear us now?” Dan spoke into the microphone and could immediately tell he was finally being broadcast over the airwaves. 

“They can hear you.” 

“Do you want to know an interesting fact?” Dan wanted to do anything to get the topic off him and Phil. He didn’t know how he would explain if she asked where they were. 

“No!” 

Jameela was obviously not amused. Dan, however, continued his fact. 

“They are the first independent artist to have five consecutive number one albums in the UK. Album chart facts by Dan!” He was speaking, of course, of the Arctic Monkeys. He then sang the last part, hoping it would take attention away from their late appearance. It unsurprisingly didn’t. 

“Where the hell were you?” 

There was one thing Dan’s random chatter did for him. It gave him time, and he’d finally thought of a completely truthful excuse. “We were just in another room but they didn’t…” Dan stuttered, trying to find the right words while being put on the spot. “No one came to get us. We were like, ‘Oh, we must be in ten minutes, but…’” 

“Everyone came to get you!” At this point, Dan was slightly confused, as nobody did come to get them. Maybe they had been repelled by Dan’s odd moaning sounds, or the couple couldn’t hear them. Either way, it was probably Dan’s fault. 

While Dan was attempting to create a theory in his mind as to what happened, Phil took the microphone out of his hand. “We were lost.” Dan started laughing, knowing this completely contradicted what he had just said. “I’m sorry,” Phil added. What a mess. 

“You were lost in a tiny building?”

“I tried to get a chocolate downstairs and I couldn’t get out the door.” 

“I knew it. I knew there was sugar involved.” Dan turned towards the camera and flashed the signature facial expression, reading ‘this is my boyfriend, the spork, and that’s yet another innuendo he’ll never live down.’ Although he technically wasn’t that wrong. Dan let Phil keep the microphone. He didn’t really want to talk anyway. At that point, all Dan wanted to do was gaze into the distance and reflect on his horrible choices of the day. And, oh, were there many of them. 

About POI’s accuracy on technology

As someone that’s “good with computers” like they say on the show, I’ve been watching Person Of Interest with my geek goggles on. What I saw was so deliciously satisfying that I felt the need to check on the Internet to see if others had noticed how accurate this show actually was. Surprisingly, I didn’t find many posts, there were some, sure, but I was sad it wasn’t praised more. So, I put together a list of the things I noticed were true or really close to the truth. [Geekmode == ON] Here we go : 

1. The most impressive fact is how Person Of Interest predicted the NSA scandal one year before it happened. In 1x22, Reese was sent by the Machine to protect NSA agent Henry Peck who wanted to reveal to a journalist how his agency was conducting illegal surveillance on a massive scale. In 2013, Edward Snowden did exactly that. 


2. The show once mentioned a dangerous virus called Stuxnet whose source code was in the laptop that Reese and Kara were sent to retrieve in Ordos by the CIA (1x20).

In the real world, Stuxnet really exists and is indeed a very dangerous virus. In 2010, Stuxnet reportedly ruined almost one-fifth of Iran's nuclear centrifuges.


3. In Person Of Interest, they like to show real code without explaining it. It’s just for fun, they know the general audience won’t care because most people don’t understand it but they also know that geeks notice these things. For example, they showed Finch casually manipulating the real source code of the Stuxnet virus in 4x05:


4. Speaking of Finch, you know how one of his aliases is Harold Whistler, right? We know that he chooses his aliases based on bird names but this one in particular can also be explained by Harold’s past. More specifically his teenage years, back when he used public phones to call people in other countries for free (3x11).

            Btw, the guy on the phone is definitely not French, horrible accent ^^

In the real world, the first hackers were called phreakers, they did exactly what Harold did using… whistles. The blue whistle Harold uses in this scene is the actual model the phreakers used in the 70s, crazy right? It’s in fact a toy that was found in Cap’nCrunch boxes of cereals back in the day. That particular whistle produced a sound that matched with phone operators’ systems and provided to the phreaker a free international line. So, Harold is indeed a Whistler and a good one at that.


5. Still about young Harold, when he built his first computer in 1980, he hacked the ARPAnet (the ancestor of the Internet) which is why he has been wanted by the FBI for treason ever since (screenshot from 3x12).

In the real world, in 1980, someone introduced a virus in the ARPAnet which temporarily halted its functions, they still don’t know who the hacker was.


6. Once again, about Harold, his struggle to accept his creation is already a real life issue. Scientists and engineers are indeed working on building AIs and are facing ethical and moral issues similar to Harold’s. The possibility of a benevolent AI is also mentioned as the only way to avoid a Samaritan-like AI in this very interesting TED talk:


7. In 5x01, Root and Reese stole a truck of Playstation 3’s to rebuild the Machine. I remember smiling at that at first, then I thought about it and figured it would probably work. Of course, in the show, they left out a lot of parameters that would have been needed to make it work and building it should’ve taken at least a day or so but I won’t blame them for that, an episode only lasts 45 minutes after all.


In the real world, the US Air Force actually built a similar supercomputer called « the Condor Cluster » using 1,760 Playstation 3’s. Well done POI, very well done !


8. This one is about Root and is more of a fun fact than technical stuff but still. When Root first appeared on the show, she was this anonymous and mysterious hacker who had managed to break into Harold’s system, which is huge considering how much of a “private person” he is.

So, what is all the fuss about ? Well, when you use a computer, you have a username, right ? All Linux systems have a default user which is called « Root ». So, the root user, also called « superuser » or « poweruser » has full access to everything in the machine. Basically, Root likes to be called a Superuser in her daily life. Now, thanks to my job, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t see root…

                                 Yep, this is me becoming root ;)


9. Other fun fact, in Linux systems, the « admin » user is like a common user, the root account is the only one who can modify the system. Just like Harold is « admin » to the Machine, she is Root to everyone (except Harold, I can understand why he always calls her Ms Groves, it must be frustrating for him to be constantly reminded that she bested him). She’s a hacker so the way I see it, when people call her by that name, they literally recognize her talent (even though they don’t know it), saying she’s so good she can access anyone’s system. Considering how the show ended, I’d say that her name is more than ever accurate… Love you Root, you classy, sassy, badass cinnamon roll.


10. Now, this cool trick that we use at work with my colleagues of the IT department: neodym magnets taken from (old) hard drives are some of of strongest magnets you can find. They’re so strong we use them to fix screwdrivers to the wall but they can also mess with electronic devices. This trick was used by Root in 5x07 to open doors which had an electronic lock. Root, you badass geek, forever in my heart.


I’m choosing to stop here because there’s just too much awesome accurate tech stuff in this amazing show to count!

If some people want to add to the list, or discuss it, I’d love to know your thoughts! [Geekmode == OFF]

First addition to this list by ellainthetardis:

11. When writing code, everything must follow a specific order, otherwise the code will act up and don’t know what to do. Think of HTML and CSS codes, which are what you see in web browsers every day!

The element in an HTML file (or root element) tells all the other elements in the code what to do. What order they should appear in, what to make certain things look like, etc.

So my first thought when I saw Root’s chosen name was this: like the person before me said, Root considers herself a superuser. Add to that the fact that she thinks she’s superior to everyone else, even Harold. Like a code in a string of HTML, she loves telling others what to do and expects them to follow her commands.

She’s always saying “Trust me” because she actually knows what’s the better option here. And also, because even though she thinks (knows) her mind is superior, she is still asking for other people to really believe in her. (And now I’m gonna go cry. Excuse me.)


About POI’s accuracy on technology 2.0 is now posted! It’s here : x

kellytran  asked:

hi! i saw your post about filipinx and just my opinion i think that the discussion on it should include filipino-americans or western filipinos since it's that community that seemed to use the term a lot i'm not one of them but ive been discussing it somewhat with a friend of mine and we both think that it's not as simple as "let's use/not use this term" especially when you take into consideration how they're trying to adapt to western contexts because of their migrant situation

hello! thanks for your question! it’s refreshing to see someone actually want to discuss the issue instead of just reblogging it and going “ay” “this” “oh”. anyway, let’s get to it

we (filipinos in the philippines) are not discounting the struggles in diaspora—and we can never identify with these experiences until we, too, are displaced—but the way filipinx/pilipinx identity is mobilized needs to be interrogated. the term is problematic at its mildest, and actively harmful at its worst.

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Matthew Daddario Quotes Pt. 2
  • "Is my butt my pumpkin?"
  • "Handing out side-eye like gravity pulls left."
  • "Go kiss a train!"
  • "Can I book this lady for my next birthday?"
  • "Punching isn't solving problems as much as usual."
  • "It's nice when you haven't read a book in ten years so you forget most of it and it's like reading it anew."
  • "Man, that was a sweaty, shirtless day."
  • "I'm not resisting this?"
  • "Vampires are cats?"
  • "Sometimes I write out the description of the face."
  • "Mmm-mm, PHOTOSYNTHESIS!"
  • "You guys keep calling me a dork. Kind of a bummer."
  • "Like with the VROOM thing?"
  • "What if they don't like the same food as me? I can't handle that kind of let down."
  • "Plants are green sometimes."
  • "Oh, that's inappropriate!"
  • "They always open their mouths and they do this, 'Don't bother me!'"
  • "I get to travel more and learn about plants."
  • "If anyone reads this, don't curse. It's bad, and if you all start doing it all the time it won't be as fun when I do it."
  • "Still at home, making pickles."
  • "It helps if you imagine all the pigeons coo'ing at you and they just don't annunciate the 'L'."
  • "I just really want them to find Genghis Khan's tomb this year."
  • "Just chop the hand off to stop the spread."
  • "I'm sure many people have asked themselves that question when they were about 12 and thought 'Oh, what a great thought that was' and I just said it when I'm 29."
  • "They're definitely going at it head first."
  • "Tall guy and little dude need a cop show spin-off."
  • "I'm gonna press the button. Here we go. That's not a button."
  • "This is so deranged! What a sick thing."
  • "I'm a little more professional. I don't giggle when someone says something funny."
  • "Why do people play this game?"
  • "This has been a stressful experience."
  • "I must be really into burning the roof of my mouth when I eat pizza because I never. Freaking. Learn."
  • "Makes me wanna go to sleep."
  • "I don't understand what that sentence means."
  • "Is an eggplant really a plant? Has it in its name, but it's not an egg."
  • "So many lame puns to write, so many buns to touch."
  • "I was allowed to curse there."
  • "Hot sauce in my bag at all times. Always have hot sauce."
  • "I don't know the Pokemon situation. I'm not gonna lie."
  • "This is a morbid question."
  • "That's some information about plants."
  • "My mom is more impressive than your mom. That's truth."
  • "Yo, tall guy, you gonna use your words this episode to solve problems? Improve relationships?"
  • "This feels like a very personal question, BuzzFeed. I am tempted to make something up."
  • "Honestly, city people! Am I right?"
  • "My friend would punch me in the face."
  • "This is the plus happiness rune."
  • "I'm pressing the button! Beep!"
  • "I'm not gonna take off my shirt. Come on."
  • "Just threw so much shade that she's gonna have to take vitamin D supplements for life."
  • "Don't say inappropriate things on here. Come on, guys!"
  • "Dates are stressful. Just go home and see what happens."
  • "Literally just told you not to do that."
  • "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT DEER SOUND LIKE, LADY!"
  • "If you don't agree, whatever!"
  • "Are these pop culture references that I'm not getting?"
  • "Lucky I'm here to provide therapy."
  • "They are getting a little sweaty and enjoying themselves together."
  • "Twins are sometimes made when an egg splits, I think."
  • "I can't reblog it because it would be narcissistic."
  • "Harry and Isaiah, who are not here, which is a bummer."
  • "I can't remember my first date. I'm sure it went splendidly."
  • "He's back home in London! Home of the world's largest skillet!"
  • "Wacky antics! Misunderstandings! Sexy interlopers!"
  • "Tell me how much you loved my sleeping."
  • "Teen dot com doesn't know their internet slang like we do!"
  • "Maybe he needs more of those forced memory flashbacks. Those seem healthy."

anonymous asked:

HI!!! I'm currently studying my HSC and am now 4 weeks until trials and I was wondering if you have any study suggestions for revising or anything you can suggest??? I downloaded your study planner and tried to keep on top of that but I can't figure where to start for trial studies!!!

Hey! Ahhh, my first year trials were the reason I started by studyblr! They sucked the life out of me. I was dreading them. Plus I hated English with a passion so my motivation was soooo low! Anyway, here are a few things that I did second year that really helped:

  • print off the syllabus of your classes - use it determine what you do and don’t know. Put a squiggle next to things that you definitely need to revise! The syllabus is like an outline of what could be coming in the exam so be sure you use it fully. Look each each point and use it to format your notes. Look at the themes and questions that they place along side the dot points! You can go back and tick off things as you review them.
  • write/type up notes - I typed up my final study notes and it made life a lot easier! I used OneNote and it was really easy to format them in my note taking structure. I would also rewrite these notes in mind maps or flashcards to help me memorise. The briefer you can make them, the better. 
  • go beyond your textbook - I can not stress this enough (especially in HSIE subjects). Your textbook generally gives you an overview and a little more of extra information however you can research everything yourself. For instance, legal studies and history require evidence to prove a point. The exams aren’t going to ask you to tell the marker how legislation is made or about how Hitler grew up. It’s going to ask you something specific - like it’s role, how important something was, if it is effective. Use the internet to find this out!! Historians, reports, articles, etc are all perfectly valid sources that show the marker you understand more than just the background information.
  • write practice essays - honestly, such a helpful thing to do. They don’t have to be full 1200 words, just a few bullet points per paragraph with your key ideas. I wrote a practice essay on international law prior to my legal HSC exam and then the question turned out to be on transnational law so I had a perfectly crafted paragraph stored in my brain. If I hadn’t written that essay, I’d have screwed up that section for sure!
  • do practice papers and time yourself - being able to time manage and understand the exam format is crucial. Try to get yourself to be writing about 700/800 words (ish) in 40 minutes. 
  • read sample answers - another miracle I found whilst studying. Check if your school library has the HSC workbooks from previous years. Just reading other peoples essays can really teach you about structure, what vocabulary to use, and where the markers are seeing how good their writing is. 
  • utilise my study planner - thank you for using it already!! Try to study for at least an hour a day. For trials, we had the week off apart from going in to the exams. I would replicate the school day and dedicate as much time as I could towards studying. Use the planner to loosely map out the times. You don’t have a schedule everything to the hour. Just rough estimates that don’t really matter should you go over.

I’ll link you to a few other things that might be helpful for studying:

Best of luck with everything! If you need anything else, just let me know :-)

anonymous asked:

Hey there! So, something recently made me disappointed with some fans of mysme. I've seen some fans who attempt to change the settings (mostly to Japan or America). I once met someone who full on gave them English "nicknames" because she didn't want to attempt to pronounce or use their proper names. I don't know if I'm overreacting or anything, but it bothered me. So, can you do random HCs to honour Korean culture? Like going on vacation somewhere in Korea, or celebrating a 100 days anniversary?

A/N: why do people do that wtf?? I mean i know we somewhat change the culture when we write certain requests pertaining to how an mc looks because sometimes the culture doesn’t really look kindly on the appearance but as someone who isn’t korean, i can’t get into the mentality to reject a request like that or anything, ya know?? Because it can be harmful and hurt someone (i keep it in the back of my mind what the actual view is so i dont just…. disregard it, but i do feel terrible for not addressing it) but i’d never completely REJECT the culture and change their names or anything because just what the fuck ~Admin 404

ALSO IM NOT KOREAN SO I HAD TO RESEARCH A L O T FOR THIS REQUEST BUT STILL COULDN’T WRITE MUCH- AND I MEAN I RESEARCHED REALLY HARD BECAUSE IM A NERD AND ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT OTHER CULTURES BUT IF SOMETHING IS WRONG PLEASE LEMME KNOW

I’m sorry it’s so short omfg

               -Okay y'all, I’m pretty sure Zen knows traditional dances and our MC has to beg him for DAYS to teach them one. Any of them. Buchaechum (fan dance), Nabichum (butterfly dance), even Ilmu (line dance). Any of them. All of them. Just- JUST TEACH MC ZEN, DO IT

               -LOTUS LANTERN FESTIVAL IN HONOUR OF BUDDAHS BIRTHDAY! It’s a celebration that everyone in the group makes time for! Seeing all of the gorgeous lights and lanterns is enough to put everyone in such a good mood! The group makes it into a slight competition- who can bring MC the prettiest lantern? Winner gets a kiss on the cheek from MC! yeees mc, yes

               -Jumin has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL terraced garden you’ve ever seen in your life. He invites you over to help him with it every now and then. It relaxes him and hopes that it could do the same for you! The two of you could spend hours sitting by the lotus pond, drinking some sort of imported and expensive tea this rich guy has to have, talking about anything and everything plus helLO YOU’D GET TO SEE JUMIN IN SWEATPANTS

               -Jaehee. In. Hanbok. Think about this for a little bit. Colourful, beautiful, and just- what else can I saY???? JAEHEE IN HANBOK

               -YOOSUNG LOVES CELEBRATING HIS VERY FIRST 100 DAYS ANNIVERSARY he might not have a ton of money to spoil you like he’d like to, but he does get really creative and goes hardcore. Takes the knowledge he’s gained from all of the clubs he’s been in and makes you a ton of gifts! Coffee, cards, dinner, he makes it all just for you! He does it every 100 days though so he has to get more and more creative about it and sometimes has to go to the rest of the RFA for some ideas (MATCHING SHIRTS AND HE’S EVEN BOUGHT YOU A COUPLE’S RING BECAUSE HE WANTS TO SHOW PEOPLE HE HAS A S/O THAT HE LOVES VERY MUCH)

               -Remember when Jumin called Yoosung’s mother and he was so mad he promised to slap him with Kimchi? Ya know how Kimchi is a symbol for Korea and is considered strong? Well he definitely gave Jumin a hard slap if that counts; MC has it on video and all you can hear is the *smack* and Saeyoung laughing in the background

               -You and Saeran have had a few drinking contests, and Saeyoung cannot believe how many bottles of soju the two of you can go through?? How are you both still breathing?? It’s even worse when you add Zen into the mix, it’s as if doesn’t work on any of you. Yoosung gets one shot and he’s out for the rest of the night

               -Jaehee and MC plan a hike at least ONCE a month because the poor girl needs fresh AIR and it’s good for the both of you, y'all get out there and earn those pajeons (fritters) and dong dong ju (rice wine) at the top of that mountain!

               -You and Yoosung have to drag Saeyoung out of the house sometimes, but the three of you end up at an internet cafe more often than you’d like to admit. One time though, there was one person in LOLOL who kept killing all three of you, and the anger just kept rising- which meant the voices kept rising as well. The person on the other side of you all kept trying to stifle a laugh each time. In the Rage of Saeyoung™, he almost flipped the table until he realized the one beating you all was Saeran on the other side

               -YOU CAN’T TELL ME SAEYOUNG, MC, AND ZEN HAVEN’T TRIED TO RECREATE SOME KPOP VIDEOS

               - You also can’t tell me that Jumin hasn’t tried to dance along to a few every now and then; MC has a picture they keep to themselves in remembrance

               -You and V watch the movie Shiri almost religiously?? When the two of you have movie marathon dates, it’s played at least once (“IT’S A CLASSIC, MC. CLASSIC”)

               -It’s hard to go on any dates with Saeran, but you did get him hooked on a few different K-drama’s and he reminds you constantly that he HATES YOU because of it. Don’t you DARE watch an episode without him because the boy can hold a grudge

               -K A R A O K E!!! All of you. Almost every weekend. Competitions. Somehow Saeyoung tends to win them except that one time you convinced Jumin to participate and WOW okay

Chill Pill - Avengers x Reader

A/N: Okay, so this was so annoying because I was feeling it with Vision and then it was like “oh my god what about Pietro that would just be hilarious” ‘cause trying to get him to sit still to look at the clouds? But guess what? You’ll have to read this to find out what I wound up doing!

Request: “After you do the song challenge, would you consider doing something litte and cute with teaching Vision how to chill out? Like binge watching netflix or just staring at the clouds? If you aren’t feeling Vision it would be cute with Pietro or Bruce too. Whatever you write I’ll read.” This courtesy of @travelwithwords.

Taglist: @courtneychicken, @travelwithwords​.

Summary: After a long mission upon which you may or may not have said something regrettable, who doesn’t want to relax? Unfortunately, it seems that some people don’t know how, and you take it upon yourself to show them.

Warnings: I think there’s no swearing! If there is I’ll just have to update this.

Other Notes: Gender neutral reader, of course. I hope you like it!

“Get off my back!”

You scowled at Vision while turned away, walking quickly.

“No, I won’t. You need to-”

“Take a chill pill.”

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anonymous asked:

I wanted to ask- I'm not sure what the main name of it is called, but do you have any mythology about oceanic/polynesian/hawaiin history? Kind of like about the background/traditions/culture of the Disney movie Moana?

Okay, first off, very sorry about the delay in getting to this ask, Nonnie. None of us here at ScriptMyth are versed in any of the Polynesian mythologies (and there are quite a few). I borrowed some books from the library, watched Moana, and trolled through the interwebs for awhile to be able to come up with something for you. Please be aware that this is all very basic stuff, and I encourage you to do further research.

Now, I initially started my research having not seen the movie Moana. I assumed, based on what I had heard and how the ask was phrased, that Moana and her people were based on Hawaiian history and mythology. After watching the movie (and digging around on the internet), it turns out she is from Samoa!

The Polynesian people were amazing explorers and, as shown in the movie, travelled from island to island for many generations before stopping.  This is known to archaeologists and historians as The Long Pause, and it lasted roughly 2,000 years. Nobody knows why this break occurred. But, we do know that the Polynesian people arrived and settled in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga prior to this pause. So while most of us in North America know of Maui as a Hawaiian (demi-)god, he is actually a figure in many Polynesian mythic traditions.

Now, my local library system only had two books that weren’t “ethnic romances” (/shudder/ I’m sorry that this kind of harmful literature continues to be so popular) when I searched for books on Polynesia. One on Hawaiian mythology, and one on Australian/Melanesian mythology. Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky was a wonderfully delightful and easy read of some very basic myths. Some of which I had been told when I got to visit Hawaii 2013, so it felt familiar. It has a glossary in the back that includes pronunciations alongside the definitions. I highly recommend it. Oceanian Myth is more dry and has a “textbook” feel to it. It is no less interesting, but primarily recounts myths in a discussion about them, rather than simply telling the stories. There are some myths set out as a story, though they have a summarized feel to me (and because I am unfamiliar with these myths, I don’t know if that is because they actually are summaries, or if it is because I am used to myths being longer). I definitely recommend it as well.

As to specific myths that might be of interest, it is hard to choose from my limited repertoire. I loved them all, but have no context to be able to say which, if any, are more significant. So, for those more familiar with these mythic traditions, please reblog with your favourite stories! The one I’m going to share is the story of how Maui slowed the sun (as this feat was mentioned several times in the movie Moana).

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anonymous asked:

I really liked you before, you seem like such a nice person. But in your most recent fic you put 'both genders' rather than 'all genders'. And I for one am not willing to support anyone who doesn't acknowledge the gender spectrum. Thanks for the good reads but I'm unfollowing now. Have a good day.

Okay. I hope you are ready for a rant of an answer, because I don’t even care if you follow me or not anymore, this needs to be replied too.

My initial reaction when reading this was me actually saying out loud: What the fuck? What the actual fuck?

Now, I assume you are talking about the story I posted earlier in the day, Girly Things.

Let me get into my response….

I have to acknowledge this first and foremost: What gives you the right to assume I’m not supporting the whole gender spectrum?
Because honestly, you are overreacting to a single line within a fictional story.

I do get where you’re coming from, but you are also completely missing the point of the bloody story.

By definition, there is only two genders, so by me typing “both genders” is not wrong in any form or way.
I understand that people can identify as one or the other, both genders, and even neither gender.
But that does not change the fact that there are only two genders. Male and female.

I do apologize that you feel offended, but I am not changing what I wrote in my story because there is nothing wrong with what I did write.
It also does not mean I don’t acknowledge the gender spectrum, and I like to consider myself a very open and understanding person, which proves evident within my stories because I have touched on various topics including sexual orientation and how difficult it can be trying to choose a “label” and also touched on the topic of not even choosing a label, but simply being who you are.

The point of Girly Things was to dispute the fact that society has placed genders (MALE OR FEMALE, oh look, two genders, which means me putting BOTH was right) on items when it shouldn’t be and that anyone, male or female, can use them.

And another thing to consider: I was writing in the mindset of what I believe Joe Sugg would put, and to be quite frank, he would probably say BOTH GENDERS.

I’m sorry you had to assume shit about me, and get offended over something as measly as a little story on the internet, and I honestly don’t care if you’ve unfollowed me or not. I’d say I’m sorry if that sounds bitchy, but I’m not sorry about saying it. Because you took a simple thing and greatly overreacted.

And i hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by.


And anyone that wants to send me more bullshit hate like this? Don’t bother.
I’ll be deleting it. Because I don’t care for negative energy over something like this.

Don’t assume shit about people.

anonymous asked:

hiiii may I ask for how the chocobros deal with their s/o when it's That Time Of The Month bc I'm laid up in bed with the absolute worst cramps right now wishing a chocobro would pop over with a heating pad or something lmao

“Let me brighten your day!” (hope they get better soon!)


Noctis:
Noctis forgets they even bleed. When his S/O tells him they have bad cramps, he just kind of blinks at first before asking “How bad?” Because he’s got no clue what they’re going through (100% searches ‘how bad do period cramps hurt’ on the internet). He’ll tell them to lie down in bed and ask them if they want a warm drink or some medicine; basically treating them the same as if they’ve got the flu. If they want or need something in particular, they’re going to have to spell it out for Noctis because he’s used to being waited on and not the other way around. If they tell him to go get some extra feminine products or something, he’s real embarrassed about it. The prince isn’t a great empath, but they do have his sympathy… unless his S/O gets pissy with him. Then he’s going to have a major hard time not stomping out of the room where they rest before coming back to apologize. His patience will surely be tested by their attitude and their swaying emotions will give the poor boy whiplash. Why are they happy, then angry, then crying? He doesn’t understand–he calls Ignis to tell him that he doesn’t understand. However, Noctis will definitely lie down to hold them and make idle conversation if that will distract them from the painful cramps. Or maybe playing a video game with them will get their mind off of it?

Prompto:
All Prompto has to hear is the word “pain” to run to his S/O’s side with major puppydog eyes. He brings them a blankie and asks if they want some ice cream or something, then offers to go get them anything they need or that would just make them a little happier. Ready to wait hand and foot and is not ashamed of being the guy holding a package of pads at the checkout–actually very proud to be taking care of them (whoops, so proud that he told all his friends the story). Prompto is this guy. He’ll get them some chocolate or a box of donuts, a couple of their favorite snacks… “Hey babe, do you want some takeout?” He’s all about treating them with yummy stuff they might be craving. He also goes the extra mile to look up ways to alleviate the pain and clumsily performs an abdominal massage he found on the internet. If Prompto’s S/O whines to him about the pain, he’s cuddling them on the couch and he’ll ask if they want to look at his pictures together or watch a movie. He tries to be very understanding of their mood swings, knowing that they might not mean it when they snap at him, but his feelings may get a little hurt in the process. If they’re crying, there’s a good chance he’s also crying… but he’s there to comfort them and tell plenty of bad jokes.

Ignis:
Very keen to how his S/O normally behaves, he catches on quickly to their mood and what kind of food they’re eating. The first thing Ignis does is make sure they’re getting enough iron through supplements and cook a wholesome yet warm/comforting meal to offset the sweets they might want to have. If they’re not binging too bad, he might even make them a nice chocolate cake. Ignis checks on his S/O’s supply of necessities and keeps them stocked even when they’re not paying attention. He’s got them down to the minute details of what brand and type of products they prefer to use (pads, tampons, wings or no wings, thickness, etc.). Very used to dealing with a certain bratty prince growing up, this man has an excellent tolerance for his partner’s hormonal lashings. If they were to call him a dickhead in the heat of PMS, Ignis will hum in agreement while serving dinner over a tray in bed. “’Dickhead’ wants you to finish your carrots.” He’s understanding and will hold his S/O’s hand through their irrational mood swings. He wants to put out the flames rather than fanning them and will have them laughing at his good humor in no time.

Gladiolus:
How bad can his S/O’s pains be? The big guy is pretty sure he’s familiar with pain and he’s going to be trying them all day and riling them up for fun. He’ll stick a pad to his chest and threaten to walk out like that if they don’t want to follow him for a good time. Little do they know, he’s successfully lured them out of their fatigued fetal position. Gladio isn’t real informed about things to do with that time of the month, but he knows that pain can be overcome with a little stretching and giving yourself something else to focus on (he makes sure they stay hydrated though, doesn’t want them fainting on him). He doesn’t care if they want to swing at him at the end of the day because he can take that just fine. They can cry on his shoulder too. If his S/O feels weak, he’ll carry them home and make some of his favorite noodles for them. Gladio has plenty of heating pads and general painkillers lying around, but he tends to either forget to get his partner’s feminine products or gets the wrong one… but he’s always got a rant prepared about the sham of the toiletry industry. Suddenly, he’s mad with them. It’s nice to have something to relate to for once.

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma, I'm in year 9 and was wondering if you could tell me exactly how to study? Like what should I be doing after school and stuff like that? Thanks xx

Hi there! I’ll list a bit of a step-by-guide to getting started and actually studying.

  1. Firstly, it is important to make the disctination between what you’re studying for. As in are you studying for your finals, an in-class assessment or just a topic quiz in your next class? Obviously, bigger exams require a lot more studying and generally over a longer period of time whereas a topic quiz might just be some quick revision over a couple of days. Understanding the format of your upcoming exam or test can be important for knowing how to study!
  2. Figure out what you have to study. Write down what you need to go through to revise. You could do it on a computer, as a to-do list or as a mindmap - whatever works best for you. When you’re studying for several things at once, separate your subjects and use subheadings for each topic. I always use my syllabus or cirriculum to see what I’ve got to cover. It’s always a good idea to make a point of anything tough topics. For example if there is something you’ve struggled with during class, make that a proirity rather than studying something that you already know.
  3. Make a study plan! Having a schedule is a great way to organise and methodically study prior to your upcoming test. I would recommend using one my study schedule printables which you can download here (under weekly schedule) for free. Plan out your weekly routine - including activities you already have. Then you map out when you can study. You can check out an example of planning it out here.
  4. Get out everything you will need. Tidy your desk, pick out a few pens, a notebook, your laptop. Whatever you think will help!
  5. Have a read through your textbook (if you use one). Highlight or flag anything important. If you want to, summarise each chapter in 5-10 bullet points once you’ve read it.
  6. Figure out how you’re going to take study notes. I will generally do new study notes if I have big exams coming up. For me, I find writing study notes easiest on OneNote. You can see my formatting here. I will read through my in-class notes and textbook to take really brief notes. I will also add any additional information I find useful from the internet. You don’t need to re-do notes if you’ve already got some that are good for studying. I generally won’t re-do my notes properly if I have a smaller test coming up - perhaps just use flashcards or make some rough notes.
  7. Sometimes simple notes aren’t as effective than other revision methods. You could try writing flashcards (for things like vocabulary, definitions, summarises, equations), mindmaps for linked ideas (for things such as facts about a person or subheadings under one topic) or timelines/cause-and-effect maps (for history subjects or seeing connections between events). Figuring out what style works for you will make your study more effective. If you’re unsure what your learning style is, take this quiz! Once you know you can find more precise ways to study.
  8. Once you’ve finished notes, you need to review them! Read over them when you can. Highlight them. Teach your friends or family members!
  9. Read through past papers or sample answers. Depending on what examinatinon system you’re doing, you might be able to access previous years tests and the recommended style of answers. This is a great way to see how you compare and what you can do to improve your answers! It’s always a good way to test yourself if you do timed practices papers. That way you can see if you’re within the time frame and can finish.
  10. Check out YouTube for any educational videos on what you’re learning! Sometimes they’ll be short, descriptive videos about the topics you’re studying. It can be good to watch someone else teach you about it - especially if you’ve had trouble understanding from your teacher.
  11. Whilst studying is important, remember to take regular breaks and not overwhelm yourself. Taking time to destress is very important for your health. Burning out from over-studying isn’t fun.

After school, I would have a break for a bit! I’d get changed, have a drink and a snack, then write out a little to-do list of things that I want to get done. I’d determine what’s due first and then work through that. Then when you’re not doing homework or have a spare half-hour, you should revise old notes too! x

twodemigodtraveleroflorien  asked:

I'm so sorry for bothering you. Could you dump some info about frost bite for me?*

From my internet searching:

● Basic Info:
• First your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale.
• Common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. 
• Exposed skin in cold, windy weather is most vulnerable to frostbite. But frostbite can occur on skin covered by gloves or other clothing.
• Frostnip, the first stage of frostbite, doesn’t cause permanent skin damage. You can treat very mild frostbite with first-aid measures, including rewarming your skin.
• All other frostbite requires medical attention because it can damage skin, tissues, muscle and bones. •Possible complications of severe frostbite include infection and nerve damage.

^ This was all essentially copy pasted from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frostbite/basics/definition/con-20034608

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onenuttytree  asked:

Hi, I really enjoy your blog. It's helped me to look at my writing from a completely different angle! The story I'm currently writing is about 3 superheroes (in my head they're called the Supertrio) and their day jobs but I know next to nothing about the jobs in question (window cleaner, casting director and funeral director). I was wondering if you had any recommendations as to where I should start my research for something that will be so integral to the characters/plot? Thanks. :)

Thank you so much!!  That’s wonderful to hear.  And your concept sounds freaking magical, by the way – it’s definitely something I’d like to hear more of.

Ooh, I feel your pain on this one.  I was fairly spoiled up till recently, as in my most recently completed book, the only main character with a conventional career was a retired architect and a painter;  my dad is an architect, and I’m an artist, so I have a pretty good understanding of what both entail.  In my new manuscript, however, I have a much larger cast, which much more diverse careers, including a mechanic who’s moonlighting as a male stripper.  Guess who’s never been a mechanic or a male stripper?  Moi.

I solved this problem by looking up “how to become a mechanic” and “how to become a stripper” respectively, and got much more informative answers than I did with previous searches.  I’m sure my parents, should they ever discover my browsing history at any point, will be somewhat concerned for my career plans, but I’m pretty sure they already think I’m a serial killer, so hey.  What else is new?

In any case, I just experimentally looked up your characters jobs (“How to become a window cleaner,” “How to become a casting director,” and “How to become a funeral director,” respectively) and here are some of the results:

Job Monkey has a very informational-looking post here outlining the basic obligations of a city window cleaner, and here is another outlining the basic steps of a starting a small window washer business.  Here is Westworld magazine’s interview with a window cleaner about what his job entails, which is probably the most useful for what you have in mind.

As for the casting director, there are several surprisingly informative articles that you can start with as well, including an article on “How Casting Directors Work” here, an article on “The Secretive World of Casting Directors” here, and a somewhat more simplistic but very informative post on the salary, required education, etc. of casting directors here.   

Last but certainly not least, here is a very interesting looking “confessions of a mortician” article (that I might have to revisit later out of morbid curiosity), here is an article from morticianschool.net about basic educational requirements, and here is an article on “whether or not being a mortician is right for you.” 

More in-depth research can be conducted at your local library if needed (it isn’t always.  Don’t let the snooty intellectuals fool you), and I’ll be sure to shoot you a message if I see any informative-looking documentaries that appeal to your interests (always extremely helpful for this sort of thing.)  But this should at least help you to get started. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll have to delete my internet history before I have to explain to my parents why their first-born daughter is apparently planning to become a window-washing, cast/funeral directing, male stripper.  Jack of all trades but master of none is better than master of one, amiright? 

Derek is the popular, varsity jock, prom king of the school, and Stiles is not going to be the cliche that ends up falling for him. (It’s not a cliche if no one else knows about it, right?)

My entry for the Sterek Support Network’s August prompt: school AUs. I was kind of at a loss for ideas so I just ended up grabbing about seven rough ideas from my school themed prompt list (bonus points if you can pick out all the ones I used) and stuck them all together. It’s a little late and a little long, but hopefully you guys enjoy it.

“I can’t believe I got stuck working with Derek Hale,” Stiles groans, dropping his tray to the lunch table with a flourish that sets his pasta surprise (surprise! It’s not actually pasta) jiggling worryingly.

Across the table, Scott tries to mold his expression into one of sympathy, but it only lasts about two seconds before a smile starts creeping out again.

“Dude, it’s not really that bad, is it?”

Stiles snorts.

“Obviously it’s not bad for you. You got to partner up with your girlfriend.” The grin’s back in full force now, and Stiles figures he can’t really blame the guy since he and Kira have been dancing around each other all summer, but only made things official when school started up again a week back. Still, Stiles can’t help feeling a little betrayed. Where’s the best friend solidarity? The loyalty? Two solid years as lab partners up in smoke at the barest nudge and a hint of a shy smile, and Scott’s not even trying to feel bad about it.

Meanwhile,” he continues, while Lydia and Danny slip into seats a little ways up the table, “I get stuck working with one of only four seniors in the entire school taking chemistry. You know what it means when a senior takes chemistry, Scotty? It means they weren’t smart enough to take it as a junior.”

Scott bites down on a laugh (seriously, the traitor) while Danny eyes him thoughtfully.

“Aren’t you guys taking AP Chem?”

Not the point,” Stiles replies, waving him off. “Actually that just makes it worse. His parents probably made him take it for college apps or something. I am going to be carrying this guy all year.”

Lydia takes a bite of her salad, somehow managing to make biting a cucumber seem like a predatory act.

“I’m sure he’d be willing to carry you if you asked him nicely.”

Stiles groans.

“Not this again,” he mutters, stabbing his fork viciously into a noodle. The fork slides right over the rubbery surface and sends it bouncing off the tray and straight into the side of Scott’s brown lunch bag.

They all stare at the escaped noodle blankly for several seconds, before Stiles slides his tray pointedly away.

“Do we seriously need to run through this one more time? I am not into Derek. I wasn’t into him last spring when I showed up to lacrosse games to cheer on Scott. I was not into him over the summer just because he had that stupid lifeguard job and I liked going to the pool. I like swimming, ok? If anyone was ogling his abs it was you two.” He shoots Lydia and Danny pointedly judgmental looks. Lydia smirks while Danny shrugs, unashamed.

“Hey, I know how to appreciate a view. What’s weird is you protesting so much.”

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Expect Nothing - Chapter I

Summary: Phil was expecting a restless sleep and a lot of crying. Phil was expecting having to move on without his best friend and to feel lonely.

Phil wasn’t expecting a familiar figure crying on his bed.

(But hey, life is full of surprises, isn’t it?)

Genre: Angst, post-breakup, chaptered

Word Count: 1.3K (this chapter)

TW: Alcohol consumption, may change in future chapters (or not, I’m not really sure yet)

A/N:  I didn’t go into hibernation, I promise! I’ve just been altering between writing this fic and deleting 90% of it for the last few months. I’m still not quite sure about it, but I feel like I’m maybe just being too harsh and demanding, so, yeah.

The fic won’t be more that 2 or 3 chapters btw, I just felt it would maybe sit better if I split it up into a few parts. 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated! :D

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Why Don’t You Act Your Age? 

Music, fashion, entertainment is cyclical. We’re forever borrowing pieces of the past and mashing them with what we’ve got in the present. And the themes of our generation that weave themselves into our lyrics aren’t radical, they’ve been sown before. But our timelines have been condensed by the influx of information on the Internet, patterns emerge sooner.

When I was 10 years old, Blink-182 was my favorite band and Enema Of The State was my soundtrack. In the 90s and early 2000s, Blink represented subversive fun and meta-commentary. Grunge of the early 90s had equated teen angst with a seriousness and misery, but Blink 182 was more accessible, more about pop-punk fun and making fun of themselves. They stood apart even from other bands in their genre, who preferred  the ultra bro-y, intense vibes. And to me now, Blink-182s harsh singing, loud guitar melodies and anthemic choruses are the epitome of pop-punk.

What’s My Age Again especially was a favorite for my tween self, every part from that instantly recognizable opening guitar riff to the absurdity of men running the streets naked.

The whole song is about the kind of bliss ignorance provides. Our man-child narrator doesn’t get Caller ID or why his girlfriend didn’t feel like making out to a soundtrack of live access television. He’s kind of a dick, but he makes a compelling point:

With many years ahead to fall in line
Why would you wish that on me?
I never wanna act my age

We attribute responsibility to age and each year seems to be hallmarked with new rules to dictate how you “should” be behaving (especially for a 10-year old girl). Blink-182 was telling me, for the first time, that none of that mattered. And for my young mind, it was nothing short of awesome. These grown adult men acting with no deference? Making no sense? In my life, adults didn’t make fools of themselves.

Last year, independent hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen released his second studio album, People Keep Talking. With it came the song Act My Age.  I loved it immediately and found it resonated with me as a 25 year-old the same way Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again resonated with me as a 10 year-old.

Sure, Blink’s lyrics are more self-deprecating, Hoodie’s got a little more confidence but nobody is being directed by the DMV orange cones of destiny.  They’re going their own way. Similarly to Blink-182’s emblematic role in a generation of pop-punk, Hoodie’s song represents this era’s music, the meld of genres: the rap-singing build up to a pop-leaning chorus. 

Before turning his attention to music full time, Hoodie Allen graduated from college and briefly worked at Google. He embodied the millennial definition of modern day, on-track success. But Hoodie left that world and this song is a celebration of that. He reminds me that of how I wish I had left that path too. I’m tired of the trite definitions of what I am meant to do and how I am meant to do them. I am tired of the path I belabored that has led me nowhere.

Gettin’ a job is like a pregnant woman givin’ birth/You’re tryna push me in the wrong direction and it fuckin’ hurts

Both songs are about almost arrogantly, purposefully going off book. Both songs are talking about shirking conformity, about seeing (and—especially for Hoodie—celebrating) your own differences.

People trying to make me change, you’d think there was a quota
Like there ain’t enough unemployed motherfuckers with diplomas

I know that in the last 15 years a lot about me has changed but apparently not my desire to do things differently. At 10, I needed to know that it was a possibility and at 25, I needed to see it be an actuality. You reach your mid-20s and suddenly, your friends are all in significant relationships, receiving promotions at their career-driven jobs—some are even having kids or starting retirement plans.

And you? You have a blog, a regularly updated Twitter feed and maybe a pet cat.

But Hoodie reminds us, like Blink did (and arguably, still does), to not give a fuck. To not feel stunted or “behind the curve” just because our lives are messy, disorganized or different. Besides, I don't think I'm ever gonna act my age.