and that wristband really

No need for wallet, keys at Universal park

There’ll be no need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort’s new water park opening in Florida later in May.

That’s because Universal is debuting a new wristband that can pay for food, open lockers, trigger special effects, set spending limits on the kids and most, importantly, eliminate waiting in lines by sending alerts when it’s your turn for a ride.

Universal executives hope the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands get rid of some of the hassles for visitors at the water park, which opens May 25, and they want the wristbands to lead to a “frictionless” experience.

“It really was designed to rethink and reimagine how we take all of these friction points out and make it so you can get to the fun faster,” said Chris Crayner, the company’s chief digital officer.

Tapu Tapu is only the latest effort by theme parks to eliminate waits, go cashless and track guests through technology that allows workers to greet them by name or know what food they have ordered as they arrive at a restaurant.

Disney’s parks in 2013 unveiled Magicband wristbands that allow visitors to unlock hotel rooms, gain entrance to parks and pay for food. Earlier this year, Universal introduced “virtual lines” at its Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon ride, which allows visitors to relax in a lounge, watch live entertainment or explore the park instead of waiting in a line before getting on the ride.

Unlike Disney’s wristbands, Universal’s Tapu Tapu wristbands have screens on which visitors can get text alerts or see images, and they also vibrate.

“The wearable we have here is more of a two-way device to display information to the guests,” Crayner said. “It’s like an Apple watch. It buzzes and you can feel it. When your time to ride is near, it will vibrate and send you a message on the screen.”

Tapu Tapu uses a combination of radio frequency, Bluetooth and near-field communication technology, which allows electronic devices to talk to each other. When visitors get to a ride, they can swipe their wristband against a kiosk and they will receive an alert when it’s their turn to go on the ride. Visitors can also use their wristbands throughout the park to trigger water jets or lighting effects. Unlike at the Disney parks, visitors at Volcano Bay must return their wristbands at the end of the day.

The wristbands engage the guests, enhance their experiences and expedite going through the water park, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.

“They are helping guests spend more money in the park because they aren’t standing in line so long,” said Speigel, who has been in the business for five decades and says he has never seen as much technological advancement in the theme park industry as in the past five years. “The technology is driving our industry now in every sense.”

Universal executives say eliminating the “friction” at its parks is a top priority. While the Tapu Tapu wristbands won’t be used at other Universal parks since they are uniquely designed, and water-proofed, for the water park, “frictionless”-driven technology will show up at other Universal parks, whether through smartphones or other devices, said Jeff Polk, Universal’s vice president of water parks.

“The Tapu Tapu wearable isn’t the culmination of our overall technology development,” Polk said. “It’s the first step.”

No need to schlep wallet, keys at Universal's new water park

ORLANDO, Fla. — No need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort’s new water park opening later this month.

That’s because Universal is debuting a new wristband that can pay for food, open lockers, trigger special effects, set spending limits on the kids and most, importantly, eliminate waiting in lines by sending alerts when it’s your turn for a ride.

Universal executives hope the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands get rid of some of the hassles for visitors at the water park which opens May 25, and they want the wristbands to lead to a “frictionless” experience.

“It really was designed to rethink and reimagine how we take all of these friction points out and make it so you can get to the fun faster,” said Chris Crayner, the company’s chief digital officer.

Tapu Tapu is only the latest effort by theme parks to eliminate waits, go cashless and track guests through technology that allows workers to greet them by name or know what food they have ordered as they arrive at a restaurant.

Disney’s parks in 2013 unveiled Magicband wristbands that allow visitors to unlock hotel rooms, gain entrance to parks and pay for food. Earlier this year, Universal introduced “virtual lines” at its “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, which allows visitors to relax in a lounge, watch live entertainment or explore the park instead of waiting in a line before getting on the ride.

Unlike Disney’s wristbands, Universal’s Tapu Tapu wristbands have screens on which visitors can get text alerts or see images, and they also vibrate.

“The wearable we have here is more of a two-way device to display information to the guests,” Crayner said. “It’s like an Apple watch. It buzzes and you can feel it. When your time to ride is near, it will vibrate and send you a message on the screen.”

Tapu Tapu uses a combination of radio frequency, Bluetooth and near-field communication technology, which allows electronic devices to talk to each other. When visitors get to a ride, they can swipe their wristband against a kiosk and they will receive an alert when it’s their turn to go on the ride. Visitors can also use their wristbands throughout the park to trigger water jets or lighting effects. Unlike at the Disney parks, visitors at Volcano Bay must return their wristbands at the end of the day.

The wristbands engage the guests, enhance their experiences and expedite going through the water park, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, Inc., a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.

“They are helping guests spend more money in the park because they aren’t standing in line so long,” said Speigel, who has been in the business for five decades and says he has never seen as much technological advancement in the theme park industry as in the past five years. “The technology is driving our industry now in every sense.”

Universal executives say eliminating the “friction” at its parks is a top priority. While the Tapu Tapu wristbands won’t be used at other Universal parks since they are uniquely designed, and water-proofed, for the water park, “frictionless”-driven technology will show up at other Universal parks, whether through cellphones or other devices, said Jeff Polk, Universal’s vice-president of water parks.

“The Tapu Tapu wearable isn’t the culmination of our overall technology development,” Polk said. “It’s the first step.”

Mike Schneider, The Associated Press

No need to schlep wallet, keys at Universal's new water park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – No need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort’s new water park opening later this month.

That’s because Universal is debuting a new wristband that can pay for food, open lockers, trigger special effects, set spending limits on the kids and most, importantly, eliminate waiting in lines by sending alerts when it’s your turn for a ride.

Universal executives hope the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands get rid of some of the hassles for visitors at the water park which opens May 25, and they want the wristbands to lead to a “frictionless” experience.

“It really was designed to rethink and reimagine how we take all of these friction points out and make it so you can get to the fun faster,” said Chris Crayner, the company’s chief digital officer.

Tapu Tapu is only the latest effort by theme parks to eliminate waits, go cashless and track guests through technology that allows workers to greet them by name or know what food they have ordered as they arrive at a restaurant.

Disney’s parks in 2013 unveiled Magicband wristbands that allow visitors to unlock hotel rooms, gain entrance to parks and pay for food. Earlier this year, Universal introduced “virtual lines” at its “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, which allows visitors to relax in a lounge, watch live entertainment or explore the park instead of waiting in a line before getting on the ride.

Unlike Disney’s wristbands, Universal’s Tapu Tapu wristbands have screens on which visitors can get text alerts or see images, and they also vibrate.

“The wearable we have here is more of a two-way device to display information to the guests,” Crayner said. “It’s like an Apple watch. It buzzes and you can feel it. When your time to ride is near, it will vibrate and send you a message on the screen.”

Tapu Tapu uses a combination of radio frequency, Bluetooth and near-field communication technology, which allows electronic devices to talk to each other. When visitors get to a ride, they can swipe their wristband against a kiosk and they will receive an alert when it’s their turn to go on the ride. Visitors can also use their wristbands throughout the park to trigger water jets or lighting effects. Unlike at the Disney parks, visitors at Volcano Bay must return their wristbands at the end of the day.

The wristbands engage the guests, enhance their experiences and expedite going through the water park, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, Inc., a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.

“They are helping guests spend more money in the park because they aren’t standing in line so long,” said Speigel, who has been in the business for five decades and says he has never seen as much technological advancement in the theme park industry as in the past five years. “The technology is driving our industry now in every sense.”

Universal executives say eliminating the “friction” at its parks is a top priority. While the Tapu Tapu wristbands won’t be used at other Universal parks since they are uniquely designed, and water-proofed, for the water park, “frictionless”-driven technology will show up at other Universal parks, whether through cell phones or other devices, said Jeff Polk, Universal’s vice president of water parks.

“The Tapu Tapu wearable isn’t the culmination of our overall technology development,” Polk said. “It’s the first step.”

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anonymous asked:

Omgggg please please talk in detail how it was and did you get tickets and how was the scene???? I want to hear 😂😂

ok so here’s the scene: I wake up at 8.30. see harry’s tweet. leap out of bed and get into an uber still in my pjs 4 minutes later. tell the driver to gas it. get to the venue at 8.45, run to the atm then run back across the street to the venue. there was no queue, just about 50 people who already had wristbands scattered about so I ask a girl if she can point me to where I have to go but I guess she was still sleeping ‘cause she just looked at me and said nothing lmao. I finally spot the staff members checking IDs, show mine, get shown inside and then I was out with my ticket and wristband by 8.50. it was all really quick and the atmosphere was so nice, like everyone was obviously very giddy and the staff was so lovely!! they were asking us about harry and how we reacted when he tweeted and saying “congrats for making it!” and yeah, there was a lot of excitement in the air. everyone had just rolled out of bed so it was quite funny to look around lmao. once I got out though a lot of people had started arriving because it was almost 9 so it had been basically an hour since harry had tweeted, and the staff had to shout at them to be careful and not cross the street without looking because they were being quite reckless in order to beat each other into the venue. the atmosphere changed from excited to frantic so I went home because I don’t cope well in that kinda situation rip. 

anonymous asked:

one thing i love about that last picture you posted is how prompto is just hangin out with his bar code uncovered like it's no big deal. the hand and wrist with the bar code on them are nicely posed too, btw. anyway that little detail makes the picture so much more intimate and it's great. hope you get over your artblock soon! take your time, don't stress about it, and if you want any fic recs just let me know!

eh you found out my weakness. I actually really like drawing him without the wristbands exactly for that reason o(*^▽^*)o I’m glad someone noticed c:
And thanks !! I hope it passes soon too ;;
btw if you have any fic recs you can always share them with me ~ because that’s definitely easier than searching 30 pages of fics myself

Camera Anxiety (Josh Dun)

I know I haven’t posted in what seems like forever but I am on a school break and I hope to updating a few more times before i go back to hell. I hope this wasnt to sloppy and rushed as I was tired and needed sleep however i am semi proud of this so here we go.

thanking the beautiful anon for the request that inspired this i hope you enjoy it. 

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me and Josh have been officially going out for 2 months now and we know so much about each other as we were friends before we started dating, this means that Josh is aware that I have severe anxiety and suffer with frequent terrifying panic attacks. I am also aware of Josh’s anxiety and panic attacks and how he feels uncomfortable in certain situations that can trigger anxiety. 

When I started going out with Josh I knew that I was going to be in the spotlight at certain times and I was ok with this as it is what comes with dating Josh. This has never really effected me because I have not yet been with Josh when he has been smothered with cameras and the bright flashes have been aimed at him at countless directions. Though I haven’t been there with him when this has happened he has told me about previous occasions where this has occurred. Sometimes he is able to calm himself down using different techniques that personally for him however sometimes he is unable to calm himself down and he is thrown into a full blown panic attack and those are not enjoyable for anyone.

Josh is currently on tour with Tyler and me and Jenna have tagged along for a portion of it to see the boys as well as visit some area of the world that we have not seen before. Its a sunday and Tyler, Josh, Jenna and I have just arrived in Sydney Australia a beautiful place and a beautiful country. As today is a non show day we thought it would be fun to all go out and have dinner together as this is a rare opportunity for us all to be together and we would like to make the most out of it.

We clamber out of the tour bus and get in one of the vans that come with the tour gear and is used the take us to places where/near Josh and Tyler are performing. We are dropped off in the city and we walk the clustered streets of Sydney looking for a peaceful restaurant to eat at. Seeing that the streets are busy Josh senses me tense slightly at the sight of hundreds of people in an unknown place, he grabs hold of my slightly clammy hand and helps me guide through the busy commuters. 

Finally, after what seemed like forever we found a suitable restaurant and we sit down to eat together and talk about the tour as well as what me and jenna have been doing at home. We are in mid-conversation when when a couple of teens one male and one female approached our table appearing to be slightly giddy and excited. They must have been aged only 15/16. The male was wearing dark skinny jeans with rips in them and a checkered shirt however when i glanced down at his wrist I saw that he was wearing a Twenty One Pilots wristband, i smiled to myself. The girl has similar faded jeans with rips as well as a pastel pink top under a denim jacket, she also had the same Twenty One Pilots wristband.

“Hello really sorry to disturb you guys but we are big fans and we were wondering if we could get a photo really quickly.” The boy says.

“Yeah sure” Tyler responds getting up along with Josh to take photos with them, they talk for a few minutes and then come and sit back down afterwards.

“They seemed really nice. What were their names?” I ask

“They were really cool, they were called Lily and Mikey” Josh responds.

We continue to make meaningless small talk and continue to eat our meals with no other interruptions. As we were walking towards the exit after we had payed I noticed a large crowd had formed near the doorway that was making me uneasy just by looking at it. Josh grabs onto my hand and leans down to my ear.

“Just look down and dont let go of my hand” I nod in response not entirely trusting my voice to not break when i spoke.

as we approached nearer to the door I could start to see the piercing flashes or the white lights that are placed on cameras to try and get a good shot of their victim. The doors of the restaurant open and we are in a vulnerable position exposed to the cameras, to the media, to the world. I don’t dare look up from the concrete pavement and I don’t dare let go of Josh’s hand, in that moment I want to shrivel up into a small tight ball and hide from the bright flashes that create fierce contrast with the dark night sky. I feel my heart turning to stone and dropping in my chest it feels heavy and alive as it pounds with great force against my ribcage that I am sure that everyone else in close proximity to me is able to hear it. I feel my legs going weak and losing the ability to keep up with Josh as trail behind slightly, my vision becomes slightly blurred as my head spins and a million miles per hour with a constant pounding present at the back of my head. 

Somehow, and I am clueless on how I managed to make it out of that pit alive and in one peice we are away from the lights and flashes of paparazzi and clustered area to a space that is open and free away from the hustle. I realise that I am no longer holding Josh’s hand and Jenna has ushered me away from Tyler and Josh. In the heat of the moment i remember Josh telling mr something about when he sees other people getting anxious over a situation it sometimes triggers his own anxiety, Tyler must know this and made sure that we were separated until we were calm. 

Jenna sits me down on a wooden bench as is rubbing light circles on my back to take my focus away from Josh and the flashes and to only focus on my breathing and wellbeing. 

After about 10 minutes me and Josh are reunited as we have both calmed down, I take in his worn out appearance and see a sloppy, disheveled, beautiful smile appear on his face. I crawl into his arms and I am the most relaxed I will ever be in Josh’s embrace.

Satellite - Part 2

a/n: sorry it took so long for this part to come out! I’ve been super busy :) enjoy this super long part! remember to request in my ask box! also, I’ve been having major bellamy feels so enjoy the bellamy pov’s in this part. 

Summary: Y/N becomes worried when her friend John Murphy isn’t the guy she remembers him to be. 

Pairing: Bellamy Blake x Reader x John Murphy

Word Count: 2.7k

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Request: You’re a hang around, usually being in parties and stuff. One day Tig wakes up with a major hungover and finds you taking coffee with the guys wearing one of his wristbands. He asks why and you tell him how he got really drunk in the previous night, and you actually took the time to help him to his dorm, bath him and stuff. He kept trying to play with you but you were super mom on him haha Then as he is getting into bed, he takes the wrist band off and gives to you as a special thanks

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Sun was sneaking through the blinds in Clay’s office and you stretched on the couch, waking up. You had crashed there after the party last night, not wanting to drive after the few drinks you had. You left the room and walked to the salon. It was a mess, cups and bottles of beer everywhere. People were sleeping around, some of them already waking up.

You entered the kitchen and started to make coffee. Soon, the boys would be around the bar, looking for a cure to their hangovers. You took the coffee to the bar and poured a cup for you. It was like the smell had awaken the dad, Bobby being the first to walk to the counter.

“Morning gorgeous”, he greeted you. Happy, Chibs, Juice and Kozik walked there too, waiting for you to pour them coffee. You liked to be around them, being a friend of the club for a while now. You were always there in the parties and frequently to make coffee in the next day.

“Is this one of Tig’s wristbands?”, Happy asked, pointing to your wrist. You looked down, smiling. You had forgotten that it was there and the boys where looking curious at you. Those accessories had a meaning for Tig.

“Yeah, he gave it to me”, you said. Bobby spit his coffee, laughing.

“He was drunk, right?”, he asked. You nodded, taking a sip of your own cup.

“Oh yeah, very”, you were about to tell what had happened when someone came from the hallway, cursing.

“Fuck!”, the person yelled after hit the wall. Tig himself emerged from there, his hand on his forehead and he practically crawled to the bar.

“Morning”, you greeted him as the boys smiled. You gave him cup of coffee, which he took it like his life depend on it.

“Man!”, he growled, turning to his brothers, “How much did I drink last night?”

“A lot”, you where the one who answered, making him look at you, an eyebrow raised. You hid your smile behind your cup, but he noticed it.

“What the hell did I do?”, he whined and suddenly his eyes widened, “And why are you wearing one of my wristbands?”

“Well…”, you started talking, all the boys looking as you told Tig’s Drunk Night story.

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You arrived at the clubhouse a little late and the party was already wild. You never had seen people drinking as much as they were doing and apparently, Tig was the leader of the pack. He was behind the bar, pouring shots and serving beers, doing a prospect’s job, but looking happy about it.

“Hi Tiggy”, you greeted him. He smiled and poured you a drink, as he did the same for himself. If he kept doing that he would be in a coma really soon.

“Heeey dooooll”, you grimaced. He was already drunk.

“How about you let the prospect do his job?”, you suggested, drinking your shot.

“Are you trying to distract me?”, Tig leaned over the bar, looking at your cleavage, “‘Cause…That could work”

“No dumbass”, you laughed, “I’m trying to keep you alive”

“I’m alive!”, he opened his arms, trying to look like a hero or a god, but failing, only looking a stupid drunk biker.

“Oookay”, you shrugged and turned around. Stubborn drunk men weren’t your idea of a party and you walked away, looking for your other friends. As the party went on, Tig became more stupid, laughing of every joke, even the terrible prospect’s ones. The drink festival didn’t have stop either, he was still pouring drinks, one-for-you-and-one-for-me thing.

You walked to the bar again and slid your arm around his waist. Tig looked at you and smirked, doing the same with you. He thought that was being charming, but he was smelling awful and his face was red, he was tripping on his own legs..

“Come on Tiggy”, you cooed, “Time for bed”

“Yeah…Time for bed”, he nuzzled on your hair, making you hiss. You let him do it, wrap his arms around your waist, just for him to follow you to the bedroom. You stumbled along the hallway, but eventually got in his dorm where you threw him in bed, preparing to leave him there, “Come here”

“Jesus!”, you screamed when he pulled you down with him, making you fall over his body. You tried to get rid of his grip, his lips trying to kiss you, “Damn Tiggy, behave!”

“I like that game”, he smirked as you succeeded in getting up, “Yeah, I’ve been a bad boy”

You couldn’t help, you burst into laughter. Was he really thinking you would play the dominatrix game? Not with him drunk anyway. Tig looked up to you, now looking like a lost puppy. You cupped his face and kissed his forehead.

“Let’s get you under the shower okay?”, you whispered and he nodded, now losing all the excitement, acting like a robot. He tripped on his legs, but managed to follow you to the bathroom. You turned the shower on and pushed him under it, letting the cold water flow for a while.

You dried him and threw a clean boxer on his chest, telling Tig to change his dirty ones. He obeyed, still confused and drunk, but already able to stand up. He walked to the bed and growled as he laid down. You put a blanket over him and Tig smiled.

“This is nice”, he had a stupid cute smile on his face and you kissed his forehead, like he was a child, “Thanks Y/N”

“You are welcome sweetheart”, you smiled and turned to leave, but Tig held your wrist. You looked at him again and he was taking off his wristband, putting it on your hand.

“For you”, he whispered, already closing his eyes, “For being so nice to me”

You smiled, putting it on your own wrist. You turned the light off and slowly closed the door, leaving Tig sleeping like a baby.

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I’ve been a bad boy”, Bobby imitated Tig when you finished the story, making all the boys laugh hysterically. Tig frowned and finished his coffee.

“Thank you doll”, he handed the cup back to you and turned to the hallway, walking back to his dorm. You rushed behind him, grabbing his elbow.

“Here”, you started to take off the wristband, “I know that it means to you”

“Keep it”, he covered your hand, stopping you. Tig kissed your forehead before turned back to his path, “You mean to me too, doll”

Twenty One Pilots fans need to chill the fuck out. Yesterday was my first top concert and what could have been the best concert of my life was the worst. I waited outside the venue since 5am that day, some people had been there three days before. I was beyond exited for the concert. This band means so much to me. Like a lot of people, they mean the world to me. They have gotten me through more than I can say and I relate to so much. Now I can understand people being exited and wanting to get to the front. But about two hours before the show, people who had only been there for a few hours started standing next to people at the very front of the line. Everyone who had been in front panicked. We ran to the door and crowded in front of the door to the point we were pushed against it. We stood like that for an hour. When the first door opened, literally hundreds of people were violently pushing to get through one tiny door. I remember being trapped against someone else between the door frame. I lost both of my friends while getting wristbands. I managed to get to them and we were really close. But before the opening act even came on people were pushing so hard i felt like throwing up. During the first act a kid (who looked about 10) passed out and had to be pulled out. My nose started bleeding at some point. And when twenty one pilots came on….. The pushing was so bad I couldn’t breathe. Being already sunburned, scraped up, and sore from being on the ground all day, my whole body was in extreme pain. It got harder and harder to breathe. I got so jostled I lost both my friends again and had no clue where i was. I started to have a terrible panic attack, and no one even noticed until after like 5 minutes of me violently hyperventilating and convulsing and crying. One person helped me get past a few people, but i had to scream multiple times for people to realize i need to get out. I finally got out of the pit and went upstairs and immediately some paramedics spotted me and I sat in the paramedics office and missed all my favorite songs trying to calm down. Nothing is worse than missing an amazing concert because the fans were out of control. When I came back down I could barely stand, I was still trembling and felt terrible all-around. The point of this story is, pay fucking attention to people at concerts. Your closeness to the act is NOT more important than others’ safety. The complete disregard towards people’s physical safety as well as their emotions is disgusting. Someone should not have to literally fear for their lives at a concert. Concerts are supposed to be fun for everybody. Not terrifying. I’ve never been to a concert so chaotic. I get being exited to see someone and wanting to be close. But it’s just wrong to ruin someone else’s experience because you’re so focused on yours. People paid for their tickets and deserve to be given respect. We want to have fun just like you do. So don’t ruin ours.

okay, but can we talk about how they’re coming full circle with Jasper and the wristbands? The last time he really had any interaction with them was back in season 1 when Monty was working on a way to use them to communicate with the Ark. When Jasper tried to connect the wire to it it shorted and fried all the wristbands, thus prompting the “I must be cursed” line and now it’s the wristbands that are going to help save Raven and eventually everyone else, and who is the one that was put in charge of getting the wristbands, and is going to try and put together the smashed one? JASPER FUCKING JORDAN. 

i never write about the times i’ve met nick but i feel like this time i need to to show how he really is the sweetest most amazing man i’ve ever met and actually does care about other people besides his “alist pals”. basically my friends & i got to edinburgh for topman24 really early, like 7.30am to pick up our wristbands for the music quiz he was hosting. we got those, went shopping until like 2 then we went back and waited in topman until nick was due to dj at 3.30. he was slightly late and we overheard the staff say it was because he went away to get food (lol bless him) so he arrived in topman about 3.40. i’ve met nick so many times now so i know that he remembers who i am, so as he was walking to the decks and saw me & my friends, he said hello to us on his way (cutie). he started djing and honestly he’s such a good dj, like every song he was playing was so so good. he seemed a bit nervous but the energy in the shop was pretty bad, like it was only really me, my friends and some other girls dancing to the songs. because nick loves his hip hop, he had a lot of hip hop/r&B songs in his set and at one point he said if anyone wanted to mc they could, and then he looked at me and was like “get up here and mc!” and I was like “no chance, do i look like i can mc?”. he was then just being generally cute and was like “if anyone wants to take selfies we can” so cue the ENTIRE shop getting in line for photos. he was taking photos with some other people first and was being chatty and such, and then he got to us and was like “hi, so good to see you all again!” like he completely changed how he was with the others and was treating us like old friends and hugged us all separately like he didn’t do that with anyone else. so then we just had a general catch up and i told him how the jacket from his collection (the black fringed one) was staining my hands and he was like “i know!! we filmed x factor in it and i had to keep washing my hands”. so we chatted a bit, then he was like “let’s do photos!” so he took a selfie with my friend first, then he turned to me and goes “hi babes!” (BABES ASDFGHJKL HNGGGGGG OK) and he grabbed me into a hug and kept hugging me for the photo like he was holding me so so tight and close honestly he was being the cutest person ever. so after photos, we had another lil chat (this was all the while there were about 30 other people waiting for photos, he still stood and spoke to us) but then he had to go back to the decks and change the song so he done that and came back and we asked if we could have a group photo with him coz we didn’t have one of us all together and he was like “yes that sounds great lets do it!” so we got the group photo and he was being so silly by putting a bottle on my friends head for the photo (lol) then we took some other stupid selfies and then he was like “are you coming to the quiz?” and we were and he was like “i’ll see you there then!” and then we moved out the way for other people to take photos and i kind of died a bit after that lol like i think i’m used to seeing him but in reality i’m not lmao i genuinely felt overwhelmed to the point i might have cried a bit like he was just being SO NICE AND SO CUTE. so after the dj set, we jumped a taxi to the quiz and we got there and sat at the table nearest to the podium nick would be at (obvs) and then at like 6 he came in and again, said hello to us on his way to the wee stage bit. then we started the quiz and we had to think of a team name so we called ourselves “the nick grimshaw defence league” lmfao so the quiz started, we done the first half and then they took the answers away and the topman team (and nick too i think?) marked them to rank the teams 1st-5th for the first half of the quiz. so we were joint 4th at this point and coz he obvs didn’t know any of the teams names like who was who, when he saw ours he looked at our table and was like “this is obviously you guys” hahahaha of course nick. then we done the second half of the quiz then they took the answers away to do a final mark. some people had went up to nick for selfies and i really wanted to get a video for my friend who lives in america so I went up to him and he’d just sat back down at his table so i said i didnt want to bother him and just asked him if he would record a message coz it was too loud to at topman and he said yeah so i had to sit next to him coz he was lower down than me so he recorded the video and was like “hi brittany, it’s grimmy and i’m here with lauren in edinburgh” (yep first naming me AGAIN) and he also grabbed my hand and turned my phone on me to show me on the video lol ejoffmojjbkbkh. then he said some other lil things then finished the message. and i kind of expected him to say “thank you so much” and go back to the people at his table coz i had gone up and interrupted him but he started asking about my friend and where she lives etc and we spoke about how she is going to come to london soon and i said i would be back in london in a few weeks for my birthday and he was like “oh my god whens your birthday” (my bday is april 2nd) and he told me that his brothers birthday is april 1st and his managers is april 3rd and I was like “yes and im the 2nd!” and he was like “yes and youre in the middle!” and he like grabbed my knee and done a lil shake (asdfghjkl) and then we just made some general chit chat about stuff like how bad the shots were the place gave out and how he “never drinks” (LOL) and he just sat and spoke away to me and looked so interested in what i was saying to him and wanted to speak to me and it wasnt like he seemed obliged to. then he had to go back up and announce the winner so he stood up and i asked him for a last hug bc he was leaving for the airport after and he said “yes of course, thanks so much for coming” and i told him how much it meant for him to take time for me and he was like “no, no worries, thank you so much” and then he went back on the stage and announced the winner and left pretty much straight after to fly back to london. but honestly, the purpose of me explaining this is to show how sweet, humble, lovely and amazing nick really is. i’m so sick of people being brutal to him on a daily basis when he’s such a sweetheart. nick didn’t need to take all that time for me today and be so lovely and chatty. he could literally have taken a photo with me and done my video message but he sat and spoke to me because he wanted to and he knows how much it means to me. he could easily have forgotten who i am but after 2 years, still calls me by my name everytime I see him. i cannot understand how people can be so horrible to such a humble man. nick is literally my idol, i look up to him in so many ways and the way he was with me today showed me that and has made me 10 times more thankful that i have him in my life. 

dinosaurcupcakesofdeath-deactiv  asked:

Prompt 13 with one stiles stilinski please

#13 - Cosplaying

‘Are you sure this looks OK?’ you asked your best friend, May, looking at the costume you’d made in the mirror. You were dressed as Harley Quinn, while May was Poison Ivy. The toilets were full of other people making sure their outfits were perfect before entering Comicon.

May sighed, passing you the mallet. ‘It looks wonderful, (Y/n), now come on! We’ve got stalls to see!’ she said, taking your hand and moving through the crowd.

Comicon was bigger than you’d anticipated. Well, you always knew it was immense, but this took your breath away. The sheer scale of the place, the amount of people in various costumes. There were groups of people posing for photographs. Others were talking animatedly about the things that they wanted to see. The excitement was building, and you couldn’t help but grin at the whole thing.

‘This is amazing!’ you breathed, holding your wrist out for a wristband.

‘It really is!’ said May, bouncing on the balls of her feet and causing the woman putting her band on to chuckle.

‘Enjoy,’ the woman said, just before the two of you darted off.

‘Harley!’ said some guy when you were finally inside.

You turned around sharply, noticing a guy dressed as the Joker standing in front of you. There was a mad smile on his face, and you couldn’t deny that he’d done a great job with the costume. Trailing behind him was a guy dressed as the Riddler, a smile on his face which made you realise that they were having the time of their life.

‘Mr. J!’ you said, giggling before running towards the Joker. ‘I found Ivy, now we just gotta get Bats and we’ll be done.’

Joker tutted. ‘And not cause any chaos first?’ he asked, cocking his head to one side.

‘Maybe a little chaos first,’ you agreed, grinning as he held his hand out for you.

‘Come along, Harley, we’ve got mayhem to cause. What should we do to annoy Bats first?’

‘How about finding his little pet?’ you asked, spotting someone dressed as Robin, their attention on your little villainous group.

‘Nice one,’ said the Joker as you took his hand, before breaking character for only a moment. ‘Stiles, by the way.’

‘(Y/n),’ you introduced, before turning your attention towards the Robin Cosplayer. ‘Well, well, well, the Boy Blunder.’

Stiles chuckled, finally letting go of your hand to circle the guy. You caught sight of a small crowd watching your little show, before trying to help with the thing, suppressing a smile. This was going to be far more entertaining than you’d envisioned.

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Still in shock that this dork (@bientist) and I actually met dan and Phil. Tldr: it was a really freaking fantastic day. 

 Sooo so so I go to college in Pittsburgh, but I’m from NYC and I heard about this event weeks ago after someone on tumblr stealth found it on the b+n events page. I frantically checked all of my schedules to see if it was possible, bought 2 overnight bus tickets within barely 24 hours of each other, and DID THE THING (because turns out I’m a little crazy). I got to the line around 7 AM, having underestimated how many people would already be there. It was around the block, and I was fucking freezing, but I made some line friends to dork about d+p with and pass the time. Waited in line for like 2.5 hours, really worried i wouldn’t get a wristband after all, but I was finally able to buy one for me and @bientist and it felt like a rare and valuable treasure. 

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MEET & GREET! Submit your meet & greet stories and photos to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. You are emailed back when they will be posted to the website.

I’ve been a fan of We Came As Romans since 2011 when i first saw them live at Rocapalooza, i finally met them at warped tour 2015 in Detroit. i got so excited when they were coming around the line selling, signing and taking photos with fans for their selftitled release that day.

I met Max from You Me At Six during the Spring Fever tour after the show. we stopped and talked about the weather differences between the UK and the US, how i saw them in 2012 warped tour, and he let me in on a YMAS headline tour for the US. he really appreciated how i was a fan and took time to sit and chat with him. Probably one of my favorite moments.

I got a Of Mice & Men vip during their tilly’s tour of the US and im upset that they didn’t all make the photo. I hugged Austin and Alan saw my ’&; tattoo and showed me his and got excited on how we were like twins and then Tino said we were probs separated at birth. they were the first band I have met and it was overwhelming. I couldnt tell get out what they have and still do mean to me through out the past years.

I ran into Beau at warped in 2013 right before the storm hit and he let me get a photo taken with him. it happened unexpectedly. i didn’t think i would meet anyone that day due to the wristband limits and getting there late. It really made the whole day.