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Voltron Headcanons

Though Shiro is able to censor himself, the only one who can actually make him swear is Matt. The guy is insufferable and can literally make the calmest person fly off the handle.

Hunk is the only one that knows that Lance is bi. Hunk watched him hit on a guy and get rejected and humiliated in middle school, and was sworn to secrecy once they entered the Garrison because Lance didn’t want anyone making fun of him.

Hunk is also the only one that knows that Lance has a bit of a crush on Keith. He figured it out on his own, because Lance still denies having feelings for him.

Lance knows that Keith is autistic, but doesn’t saying anything. Lance himself has ADHD and shares a few stims with Keith, like going on walks in the middle of the night. Sometimes they pass each other. Neither of them mention it.

Lance once asked what gender Pidge was attracted to, and she replied with the cryptic answer of “I don’t know, but definitely not lizards”. To this day, he still doesn’t know and Pidge won’t tell him.

When Keith revealed that he was part Galra, Allura was the most surprised, but Lance was the least. He had suspicions that Keith was hiding something, but he only put two and two together once Keith and Allura decided to run away because they thought Zarkon was after them - why else would Keith believe that the Galra had tabs on him?

Coran acts oblivious to the interactions the paladins have with one another, but he’s actually scarily good at reading and interpreting emotions.

Allura sees the paladins as a family unit, and her close relationship with the original paladins transferred to the newer ones. This is why she finds Lance’s flirting to be awkward - she sees the blue paladin figure as a caring brother.

Pidge has stated that her brother is incredibly smart, and Shiro can attest to that, but he sometimes does incredibly stupid things. The stupidest thing she can recall is that he once drank so much that she was able to convince him that he had six fingers on each hand.

Matt is actually very laid back, and is sometimes very manipulative. He used this skill to convince younger students at the Garrison to cough up their lunch money, and the older ones to do his homework for him - not that he couldn’t do his homework, just that he didn’t want to. 

For fun, Matt would see how far he could push someone, often getting his peers to participate in stupid things, like hacking into the training simulator. This is how he met Shiro, who somehow fell for Matt’s ploy and ended up in detention with him the next day. Shiro was often his victim, but ended up becoming Matt’s impulse control.

Though Pidge seems relatively calm, she’s very stressed when at her computer. The only one who can tell is Shiro, who’s spent enough time with Matt to recognize it. He’s usually the one to deter Pidge from the screen when she’s had enough.

Matt and Pidge both have the habit of staying up late on their laptops, which is responsible for their poor eyesight, though Pidge’s is a combination of the laptop and becoming accustomed to wearing an extra pair of Matt’s glasses, her eyes adjusting to the prescription over time.

Shiro thought that Pidge was Matt upon initially seeing her after being rescued, but realized that it was Katie the moment she opened her mouth - Matt was loud and cocky, where she was quiet and insightful.

Both Shiro and Keith have a habit of stealing pens, but for completely different reasons. Shiro takes a pen, uses it, and then leaves it in the most random spot, whereas Keith puts them back where they were before, leaving Shiro to wonder where he left his pen.

Hunk is a complete neat freak and no one is allowed near the kitchen at all because once Coran put a knife in the wrong drawer and Hunk lost his mind trying to find it. He also tries to keep pens away from Keith and Shiro as much as possible.

Keith legit knows how to throw knives at people and once threw one Lance’s way to shut him up during training. It grazed his ear and Lance almost peed himself, and Keith had never felt more sorry in his life. Needless to say that everyone (even Keith) agreed that Keith is no longer allowed to use knives on the training deck when there’s someone else with him.

Allura is very good at keeping secrets. Unknown to the others, the mice tell her everything. 

Everyone is waiting for Keith to wake up one day and be purple.

Pidge is the ultimate matchmaker without meaning to. Every pair that she glances at and thinks “are those two dating?” will end up together within a short while. This excludes Keith and Lance, who she predicted would be dating about a few weeks after she met Keith, and so far no such luck.

Keith made the bomb that he set off at the Garrison himself. He got the ingredients at a local store that sold construction materials. The owner gave him a few weird looks, but didn’t say anything.

Keith is actually really intelligent, but he lacks social skills. When Lance asked him to help out with the Voltron cheer, Keith knew that Lance wanted him to say “-tron” but couldn’t grasp why, so he just blurted out “Voltron” to try to give Lance the clue that he wasn’t making any sense, and that Lance should try to either explain or change what he was saying so that Keith could understand. It makes him angry that Lance couldn’t make out what he was trying to say, and blames this on a mix of him not being able to understand, as well as Lance being stubborn.

Lance had become Keith’s unofficial translator for social cues. The two have come to an understanding in which all Keith has to do is look at Lance a certain way and he will explain for him.

Having to be precise in engineering and technical work, both Pidge and Hunk are very artistic. Both of them have notebooks containing drawings of the planets they’ve visited, aliens they’ve met, and concept art of the other paladins. Most of these concepts stemmed from the idea of “what would Keith look like if he were fully Galra?”, or alternatively, “what would the others look like if they were aliens?”

Lance understands just as much as Pidge and Hunk when it comes to machinery, but he creates his own terms and concepts so that he can grasp it easier, which is why he can’t understand what they’re saying when they “techno-babble”. It took him a while to figure out that Keith is much like him in this way, but instead of techno-babble, Keith gets confused with what Lance would consider ordinary conversation.

Pidge swears a lot but Keith is the only one who’s witnessed it and no one believes him. On the other hand, Keith’s language is actually pretty tame.

Lance commonly uses innuendo and Keith understands them all and it makes him uncomfortable. What he doesn’t know is that it’s Lance’s way of flirting with him.

Pidge constantly messes with Lance by pulling the genius card and getting him to believe the stupidest things. Lance knows that none of the things Pidge tells him are true, but he likes seeing the others get a laugh out of it.

If anyone tried to hurt Pidge, they wouldn’t have any time to run because the other paladins would’ve killed them a good ten times over.

Hunk is pan, Pidge is ace, Lance is bi, Keith is gay, Allura and Coran are straight, and Shiro is…… *x-files theme plays*

The humans of the Castle of Lions all have inside jokes. Shiro is Space Dad, Galra Keith is funnier than normal Keith, Lance acts surprised whenever someone refers to the fact that Pidge is a girl, “we do not mention the knife incident”, Lance referring to them as the Power Rangers - stupid little things.

Hunk knows many languages and Lance knows Spanish. They both have conversations in Spanish when they want to talk in private, but also have a game where they switch to Spanish just as Keith walks in the room and have a normal conversation while glaring at him - “how was your day?” *glare* “fine, yours?” *angry grumbling* - and it confuses Keith.

The paladins got in the habit of throwing things at each other when asked to pass them. They’ve gotten so good at it that they barely need to look where they’re throwing.

Keith is hyper when he’s sleep deprived and it creeps the shit out of everyone mainly because he’s a lot nicer, especially to Lance.

Keith and Lance sometimes end up switching jackets. The first time they did it on a dare, but they got used to just picking up whoever’s jacket was closest to them at the time and returning it later. Hunk thinks it’s adorable.

When Keith and Lance start arguing, you can bet Pidge is in the background going “just kiss already.” Hunk busted a lung laughing when he heard, Shiro was confused, and Keith and Lance forgot about their argument to instead protest on why they definitely weren’t going to kiss (to both their dismay).

Keith honestly didn’t remember Lance from the Garrison, but developed a crush on him after becoming paladins. He couldn’t understand why Lance hated him so much. In reality, Lance had a crush on Keith since seeing him the first time at the Garrison, and chalked up his feelings to jealousy of Keith’s skill, which developed into their one-sided rivalry.

Blue is always talking to Lance about how he should really go talk to Keith, dropping hints that they should get together. Red is more subtle and prefers to pest Keith with comments like “just fuck already.”

Shiro rants in Japanese when he’s frustrated, usually putting his hands to his face and mumbling to himself until he either calms down or everyone else goes away. This rarely happened, but back at the Garrison, Matt used to put a hand on his shoulder or rub his back until he stopped.

Matt had special goggles made during his time with the rebels to replace his glasses. 

Matt is openly gay and makes jokes and puns about it at every possible chance he gets.

Matt used to believe that Shiro died in the arena after stabbing him in the leg to take his place, but after hearing that the Champion became a pilot of Voltron, he sat down and laughed, crying tears of joy.

Other than Keith, only Matt knows that Shiro’s real name is actually Takashi, coining his nickname “Taka” back when they were in school.

During my first year of college, I tried many new things to get out of my comfort zone and learned many life lessons throughout the year.

In high school, I mostly focused on school, running, drawing, my blog (which I started during the middle of 11th grade). I was not really “social”, and only hung out with 1-2 friends at a time. I did really well in all, and I was very happy.

In college, I decided to branch out, since I would describe myself as introverted in high school, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and be more social.

I’m a bioengineering major, entrepreneurship minor, runner for a division 1 cross country and track team, freshman representative for the Chinese Student Association, write articles and take photos for Spoon University, and work in a bioengineering research lab. I was also posting 3 times a day on my blog, and also made sure to post on my food art Instagram every day, and my personal/running Iinstagram every 2-3 days. I barely had time to draw, which is one of my favorite things to do.

I attended a bunch of events first quarter to try something new, and learned that all that social activity took away my time to do things that I am passionate about. I and found myself looking back in high school, and living in the past because I wasn’t as happy. However, that was an important learning experience for myself.  

Here are some life lessons I have learned during my first year of college that I hope helps you.

1. Most important: Never take anything personally. The more people I met, the more I started to realize that you’re just not compatible with some people. Think of it this way: If you know that you are only trying to be friendly, but the other person doesn’t seem to like you, then that is their problem because they’re obviously blind and can’t see your awesomeness. They are not worth your time. Same thing with getting rejected from something. Once you stop taking things personally, I promise you will feel happier because it’s not your fault if you’re just trying to be a good person.

In high school, I never had the desire to branch out and meet new people from my school, therefore, the people whom I hung out with share many similarities with me.

You don’t have to get along with everyone, and you’re not limited to anyone either. Be nice to everyone, because you don’t have time to make enemies and/or deal with drama.

2. People are worried about themselves. I personally don’t think it’s necessary to try so hard to present yourself. People don’t judge you as they may seem to in high school. Everyone’s mostly minding their own business.

3. Find your own method of time management. In college, no one is going to tell you what to do. You can have class from 1-9 hours a day, and you need to plan the rest of your time well.

4. Realize your limits. Everyone has a different limit, and it’s something I believe you should experiment with early on in life to find out.

In high school, I was very successful in running, so everyone seemed to know who I was. I came into college feeling like another face. I was injured, and not doing as well in everything as I would like because I was involved in too many activities. I do believe in trying new things to explore, but realize that you have a limit. Learn to prioritize.

5. Learn to say no. I like to be a nice person, but I also believe that in order to be able to help people, you must take care of yourself first. By spring quarter, I started to feel tired of having to do so many things, so i worked up the courage to say no to some of the things, so I could have more time to study for my test, finish homework, or simply because I need to go run.

Missing a party to study is ok, in fact, no one seems to really care. I never party because I rather study and do quiet activities in my room such as drawing on weekends when I have a little extra time, and my friends understand that. Don’t feel weird if you are not into things that everyone else seems to be, and you don’t have to make yourself do things that you don’t want to (unless it’s school work because you’re here for a degree), either.

6. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something. I don’t party or drink. But that doesn’t mean I don’t isolate myself from people who do. I have friends that like to party, but they never force me to do something that I’m not comfortable with. You’re not “weird” if you chose not to drink because your true friends will accept you for who you are.

7. Appreciate your parents. Don’t take them for granted and become friends with them. 

8. Get to know your professors. Don’t be intimidated, they want to help and it’s fun to make friends.

9. Don’t be shy. That’s not how you get what you want. Plus, don’t be afraid to speak in class, and someone probably has the same question.

10. Make friends in classes. You can make great study buddies and share notes when either of you are absent.

11. Use a planner (paper or electronic, whichever you prefer) because physically writing helps you remember things more.

12. Take advantage of your resources such as interlibrary loans, databases, writing centers, tutoring, friends, professors, gym, and anything else.

13. Don’t buy your textbooks from the bookstore since they usually cost more. Get them from a friend, or find them online. 

14. Be confident. Fake it until you make it. That’s how you get many things in life.

15. Prioritize your health. Without it, you have nothing.

16. Make a list of things to always carry with you. For example: Food (quiet food in class), headphones, planner, phone, laptop, gum/mints, chargers, notebooks, etc.

17. Learn to adapt to change. Don’t expect it to be easy. I thought I was a very independent person in high school and that I would love college, but so many things change. I struggled my first quarter, then I got used to the routine. It will be hard at first, but you will learn and grow and become a better and more mature person than you were before.

18. Don’t be afraid to try new things. The more you know about yourself, the better equipped you are to make decisions about what you want in your life.

I have more life tips here!

How to Study Effectively

How to be Happy

How to be Productive and Achieve your Goals

How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

How to Start Running

anonymous asked:

Can you do one where it's like how you think each one would act around children? Sorry if this doesn't make sense as English isn't my first language

I think I got it! Also, if you can learn s second language YOU’RE A GOD.

I’m sorry this took forever T~T



Akira Kurusu

  • Doesn’t like em, doesn’t hate em
  • He’s cool with chilling with some kids
  • Like, they’d love him, he’d love them
  • But if they were like, lil shits
  • MMMMMMmmmMMmMMmMM
  • He can have fun with them, can have a funny and enjoyable conversations
  • That one guy who agrees to whatever the kid wants to do as long as it’s not like, burning down a house
  • Makes Ryuji stay far away so that they don’t learn any new curse words
  • Makes sure they are pure af and don’t have to learn the horrors of the world yet.
  • ALL KIDS ARE PRINCES/PRINCESSES/OTHER
  • They probably remind him of our pure lil Futaba

Ryuji Sakamoto

  • Sorta dislikes em, depending on what type of kid it is
  • Unsurprisingly, he likes rowdy kids, but is able to enjoy prim, proper children
  • Cannot, for the life of him, censor himself.
  • And he feels so bad about it
  • HELP I’M TAINTING THESE CHILDREN FUXK WAIT NO DAMMIT WAIT SHIT AUUGGHH
  • Fears that if his temper gets the better of him that he might hurt them, so he rathers he stay away from kids
  • He’s gotta cross that fear though!! He has some of the PT help him
  • When he plays a game or sport, he let’s them win
  • Bc he would be best dad actually fight me

Ann Takamaki

  • She would be SO GOOD WITH CHILDREN LEMME TELL U H ERE
  • ALL CHILDREN LOVE HER
  • LOVE
  • HER
  • She’s best with girls but boys also love her ;)
  • Like she braids their hair if it’s long enough, agrees to do their nails
  • Y’know girly stuff
  • With the boys, she takes them to movies, and plays with them
  • She can rough house with the guys no problem

Yusuke Kitagawa

  • Awkward as all hell
  • He doesn’t know what to do
  • Is very intimidating because he’s so lanky and tall
  • And his face always looks so serious
  • Poor kid and Yusuke
  • If its an art kid though
  • Wowie
  • They art talk 4 dayz
  • 4 dayzzzz
  • Helps them draw/paint/sketch/other
  • Idk what else to put for lanky art boy

Makoto Nijima

  • She’d be a little uptight and nervous about being around kids
  • They’d see her as a strict older sister
  • She’d know what to do from Sae
  • And what not to do from Sae
  • She’s let them run free and do whatever they like, but would make sure they don’t get hurt
  • Help them with homework and make sure that they are prepared for the next day
  • Help them study and help them in a way where they remember what she says
  • They want her to become a teacher of some sort
  • She’s a tutor for children soon enough

Futaba Sakura

  • She’d be so shy with kids
  • If she eventually opened up to the children she would be one of the best with kids
  • Considering that she basically is a kid
  • Plays tons of video games with them!
  • Teaches them how to hack
  • She enjoys her time with kids too!!
  • It’s super cute
  • She shows them all the latest memes
  • Akira or Sojiro needs to be there to make sure they don’t get hurt
  • Everyone likes to see her with children because IT’S SO FREAKING CUTE AHHHHH
  • Most girls wants to braid her hair!
  • Her hair is so long and straight and beautiful
  • She likes taking the kids out for treats!
  • Basically, kids love her, she loves kids

Haru Okumura

  • Very polite with kids!
  • Probably knew kids and talked to them when she was helping out with the food business
  • Haru is great with kids, actually
  • She’s so kind and sweet that the kids love her!
  • She enjoys gardening, so she will garden with them if they like gardening
  • She makes sure that the kids want to do something before she agrees to do it
  • Basically she’s a pushover that everyone loves and respects
  • Knows what not to do as a parent
  • She knows exactly what the kids want and how to make them happy
  • She’s just an angel okay.
  • I’ll punch you if you hurt her

Goro Akechi

  • I WAS SO HYPED TO DO THIS ONE OKAY
  • OKAY:????
  • He knows what to do from his parents fuck ups
  • *coughs* Shido *cough*
  • He’s so nice to children
  • Basically he’s like pls don’t end up like me
  • He enjoys time with kids.
  • It’s actually so sweet i’m crying
  • Also, he’s kinda stiff and uptight about it, but he does eventually warm up
  • Younger kids usually don’t recognize him/ know who he is
  • And that is a breath of fresh air
  • He especially likes being around foster kids/ children in adoption centers
  • Some of the older kids know who he is, but at least they don’t bash him for not liking the phantom thieves.
  • Please be kind to my asshole son.

anonymous asked:

May you write headcanons about batfam helping their S/o with mundane, highschool life? Or sth like that?

I kinda made this in a way that the boys are of the same age as their s/o and it became something like this instead. My fingers have minds of their own and next thing I know, this happened. I’m really not sure what I wrote anymore lol but thank you for sending in your request and nevertheless, enjoy!

  • Bruce has surprisingly high grades in his music classes and this always surprises you because where and how does he find the time? You are always at his house and he has never shown any interest in doing any of his school work whenever you came over to his house to work on yours.
  • But you should have known he would excel in everything he decides to do when he gives it a try. You are bad at composition but Bruce is really good at performing pieces exactly like how they are meant to be played so the two of you make a really good duo in music class.
  • You are also good at improvising, given the fact that half of your time in school is making sure the teachers don’t find out where Bruce is. Not that they don’t have an inkling as to where he is but you make a very convincing point sometimes they just let it slide. Also, Bruce’s family has a share over the school so they really can’t do much.
  • Bruce doesn’t like going to his classes and sometimes he makes you skip with him. “Alfred taught me until the syllabus is done – I can teach you better than the teacher can!” He will always try to convince you and you have never been able to say no to Bruce so what the heck.
  • If you have a ton of assignments to do, Bruce normally just leaves you alone after giving you a kiss or two and a promise to bring over your favourite take-out food or take you out on a date to your favourite dessert place because “you deserve it after pouring all that brain of yours on your work”
  • Supportive!! If you have to do a speech presentation to the entire school, will be there to help you. Makes Alfred help you too because Alfred teaches him all of these things and he has some really good pointers like how not to sound so nervous and sound very laidback and confident.
  • That school festival you are a committee of, Bruce will make sure you take your rests when needed and low-key helps out too. He doesn’t want people to know because he doesn’t want to take credit for all the work that you have put in to. Very proud of you and will always show you just how much he absolutely loves and adores your work. Wouldn’t even mind putting on the school festival’s mascot to attract more people to come.
  • The both of you most likely end up as Prom King and Queen because the two of you are the IT couple / high school sweetheart.
  • Dick is over-all a well-rounder. He is smart, cheeky, lovely and everyone in the school loves and adores him. All the girls look at him with hearts in their eyes and half of the boys look at him with envy and the other half with respect. You are lucky to be his. Dick always helps you out with your student council activities. He would have run for President himself had he want the unwanted attention on him so he settles just for being the secretary – leaving the VP spot for somebody else.
  • Dick makes the best notes so the both of you are always comparing notes and doing study sessions together. Dick also helps you memorize your points as well as your notes easily. Would even randomly ask you questions whenever you are about to have tests. He just makes sure you are absolutely ready.
  • Very supportive and he is proud of everything you try to achieve in the school. Low-key likes showing you off to his family members. “Y/N is the best at everything she does!” “Yesterday she placed in the top 1% of the world for accounting.” And Dick and you are literally known as the power couple / the sweet hearts in school.
  • Jason is low-key very smart but he just doesn’t care much for his own studies or wants to do any of his assignments. He has a very typical ‘jock’ profile but he doesn’t really hang out with them much. He prefers to use his free time to go look for you. Sometimes he finds you sitting in the library reading your books for assignment so he helps you by pointing out this and that and helps you with your discussions. The type of boyfriend that helps you out with your homework but could care less for his own works.
  • “Jason, you need to do your work. You’re already behind.” You would have to tell him multiple times over the week but Jason only shrugs you off and sometimes shushes you with a kiss or two, or three. But at the end of the week, just when you think Jason is going to get scolded by the lecturers or teachers, he shows up with all of the assignments he didn’t do and hands them in.
  • Not so surprisingly he gets all A+ on his assignments like how.
  • He takes care of you very well in school. Makes sure no one bullies you – GET AWAY FROM HER – and he is always ready at the cafeteria with your favourite dessert that also happens to be the crowd’s favourite. “Here you go, babe. Got the last one just for you.”
  • When you are stressed out with homework, Jason will ask you to come over to the manor. “Alfred makes the best sandwiches – I’ll help you do your work. Come over.”
  • Tim is a very lazy genius so you really have to push Tim if you want him to hand any of his assignments on time. Tim just needs someone to constantly push him and remind him to do the assignments. That’s where you come in. You are his personal reminder not that you mind because at the end of the day, you also get your assignments done faster and Tim’s explanations are always so simple and not confusing at all.
  • Tim lends you his notes. Sometimes you copy his notes but most times, you just keep those notes to yourself because holy crap, Tim’s notes are the best. He writes down points so easily and his mind-maps are very effective too. Tim likes it when you ask him for help with your studies. “Babe, I just have a very good memory.”
  • Both of you are involved in a sports club – that’s for sure. Lacrosse for you, maybe. So you are never afraid to get things done. Tim is that supportive boyfriend who comes to your every game – even those where you have to sit out because of an injured body part or something. He has hand-made banners with your name and number and he also wears a jersey with your number on it too. Proud boyfriend™
  • Damian is a prodigy / child genius so anything and everything you don’t know; Damian will help you. Like that math equation you just cannot solve? Don’t worry, despite his snarky comments, Damian will teach you the easiest way for you to solve equations that are similar to it. He even breaks down problems for you to solve it with ease.
  • Damian is a Spartan tutor – not that you could complain much when Damian pops by your house bringing tutorials and problem sets for you to do because your grades have never been this wonderful and your parents think he is a blessing!
  • “Y/N, this is how you should d – whatever the teacher taught, just forget about it.” Damian will continuously tell this to you through every subject he is tutoring you in.
  • Damian’s favourite subject in school is probably language and history. Your best subject is probably sciences or arts. You are a hands-on person so you tend to find doing practical really fun and easy. Drawing and painting are really nice too and you enjoy them absolutely. Damian likes watching you paint because your look of concentration is just too adorable for him at times. Not that he will ever tell you – sometimes you often think he is bored but whenever he has to wait for you to finish, the moment you stop, Damian would tell you to continue.
  • “I want to see the finish product – the colours are so abstract but everything works.” Damian isn’t really in to art much but he knows how to appreciate it when he sees it and he definitely sees it in your pieces. Might even be that boyfriend who will always continue to push you towards achieving great things.
  • “No pain no gain, beloved – suffer now so you can bask in the success later!”
Lee Daehwi Royalty Au

•Royals aren’t just naturally elegant and full of manners,
 • Oh no, you realise that when you see Seongwoo challenge Woojin to see who can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth,
 • A real eye opener right there,
 • So yanno, there’s one person who has to teach them how to be royal and elegant and everything like that because they’re supposed to be role models,
 • So that’s your job,
 • And boy do they make it hard,
 • You grew up in an average class family, but your parents thought it was important to know your manners even if you weren’t a Nobel or high up,
 • So that’s what you did I guess,
 • You went to those etiquette classes and read a few books and were a natural at being classy™
 • Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s hours of hard work,
 • You’re not entirely sure how you ended up working in the royal palace with all the princes at such a young age but here you are,
 • Your parents both got made redundant at the same time, so money was scarce,
 • But when the Job popped up it offered somewhere to stay and a living for you, with some money to send back to your parents,
 • The old etiquette teacher quit from stress,
 • 11 boys were too many for him rip,
 • And I guess the king and queen thought changing it up may help so you were found and bought in even though some of the princes were older than you??
 • But yeah, you understand why the last teacher quit from stress, because you know the boys know what you’re talking about,
 • I mean in public services 6 times out of 10 they’re as they’re expected to be,
 • The other 4 times are hilarious if a little inappropriate for their position,
 • But they seem to have fun giving you grief,
 • I mean they make you laugh and despaired, there is no in-between,
 • But you only teach Prince Daehwi and Guanlin regularly because the others are older and have apparently got the hang of it,
 • You beg to differ,
 • Has no one else seen Jaehwan trip up on 90% of all carpets, send goofy looks to his brothers to draw their laughter and accidentally rip his blazer in a formal interview,
 • But honestly you wouldn’t want him to be any different, he’s funny and genuine, even if it’s not in a traditionally royal way,
 • But that’s where your lessons get blurry,
 • You teach them the traditions of etiquette and grace and manners,
 • But it’s totally not as if you also maybe encourage them to be themselves and goofy as well.  . .
 • You don’t know this but that’s why the queen employed you, because honestly you’re just genuine,
 • Who needs to know what fork to use when it’s cAKe??,
 • But you still have a duty,
 • And Prince Daehwi seems oblivious,
 • You wish you were oblivious honestly,
 • You’re sat trying to show him how to walk with grace or something and He’s great at it,
 • But at events?

 • At parades?
 • He’s bouncing along adorably and it’s great but GrAce,
 • You show him the proper fork to use for a main meal,
 • WHy Is hE EaTinG tHaT RoaSt DinNeR WiTh a sPOoN????
 • Did he just…use his hands???
 • Are those shoes not polished?? Daehwi doesn’t even need to polish his own shoes and yet they’re scuffed?
 • And did he just laugh while drinking water and spray Jihoon?
 • Poor boy doesn’t deserve the disrespect,
 • It’s the middle of a speech from the queen and Daehwi loudly snorts at something that Jaehwan whispers to him, causing 11 boys to have a not so silent mental breakdown,
 • Tears streaming down faces honestly a whole mess,
 • You almost scream but you’re not supposed to scream,
 • You have to flail around in your bed in frustration in secret,
 • You, out of anyone, know that it’s tedious and yeah, a little pointless maybe,
 • But he’s supposed to do it, being royalty isn’t all that fun, and this is just another downfall of having everyone’s judging eyes constantly on you,
 • The only reason you get so frustrated,
 • Is because Daehwi is a perfect student in your ‘lessons’,
 • He does everything perfectly with grace and composure,
 • And the odd cheeky smile or teasing comment towards you,
 • But generally soft,
 • But forgets everything when you’re not around,
 • And you wouldn’t mind if he wasn’t so good with you,
 • Like you knew from the begging there was going to be no hope for Jaehwan let’s be real,
 • (lmao it sounds like i’m picking on him but Jaehwan a fave DW),
 • But you’re constantly deceived by Daehwi,

• But the truth?

 • While it’s frustrating, you find the prince purely adorable and love him for his moments with no composure,

 • Like when he flat out fell asleep in your 'class room’
 • You’d be offended but you don’t really blame him,
 • You just think maybe he shouldn’t be the next king,
 • And you love how genuine and real he is and that, yeah maybe he doesn’t put on the perfect etiquette persona the princes are expected to have,
 • But he has his own way of manners and an original charm and a way to show people respect and his royal nature without obvious actions or language,
 • I mean boy he’s charmed you to death,
 • Daehwi doesn’t have a lot of duties as a prince as he’s still young, in fact he’s the second youngest,
 • So as you’re around the same age as him and have some spare time in the palace,
 • (as an employee of royalty you live in the west wing of the palace with the other employees),
 • You spend a moderate amount of time together, a time with strictly no talk of acting 'proper’
 • So when Daehwi has no meetings or public services or any duties, you just do the things normal teens do, but love it even more because it’s a rarity,
 • He comes and sits on your bed with you as you listen to music or chat about one of the new maids hairstyle,
 • He shows you the music he makes,
 • Because being royalty isn’t going to stand in the way of Daehwi and music,
 • And you show him your art or dances or whatever you’ve recently taken interest in,
 • You joke about stupid stuff and sit in silence contemplating your lives,
 • You sneak snacks, share and decode homework together,
 • (because both of you still get homework, which drives you mad but you get it),
 • In the long run you and Daehwi actually get really close despite the fact he’s a prince and you’re hired to teach him about manners despite your young age,
 • And who can’t fall for such a soft, genuine and fun dude?
 • You can, that’s for sure,
 • And boy do you fall,
 • But you’re a professional, so you manage to ignore it the best you can,
 • But one thing about him is a huge mystery,
 • Whether he actually forgets his etiquette or whether he does it on purpose,
 • Because sometimes in royal events you’re present,
 • In parades you’ll be in a certain area, in dinners you’ll be a fill in waiter, in speeches you’ll always stand to one side in a special area,
 • And sometimes you swear he looks at you whilst 'forgetting’ some of your teachings,
 • so you’re left questioning him constantly,
 • So you finally decide to go and ask him because you’ve forever been unsure,
 • So you’re sat on your bed with Daehwi watching a dance cover video,
 • Because they’re cool as shit I mean have y'all seen k-tigers or East2West??? Damn cool,
 • And you just sit up all of a sudden and stare at Daehwi for a second,
 • Can’t blame you,
 • “Daehwi, do you really forget all the proper stuff I tell you about or do you just ignore it?”
 • His eyes snap to you and his soft lips display a slightly sheepish but mischievous smile,
 • “Took you a couple of years, but you caught me y/n”
 • You raise your eyebrows and fall back, letting out a little laugh,
 • You’d be mad but this is Daehwi, and you simply cannot be mad at him, you never find a good enough reason,
 • “Why’d you do that you idiot”
 • You sit up quickly and tap his head playfully, needing answers,
 • You were definitely gunna scold Daehwi for at least a month and steal all his comfy non public clothes,
 • Ultimate pay back,
 • “ Well, I don’t really know. I guess I just wanted catch your eye,”
 • His cheeks redden as you laugh in time with the butterflies in your stomach, your own face gaining a darker shade,
 •"Well that’s stupid, you always catch my eyes. You’re so cute,“
 • Words flow out of your mouth and although you didn’t exactly plan on saying what you do, you keep your composure,
 • As always,
 • "I do?”
 • The way Daehwi splutters in surprise is adorable and makes you laugh a little,
 • A dork, honestly,
 • But then you think over what he said for a split second and something in his words confuse you,
 • “Of course, but why would you want to catch my eye?”
 • You’re interested in the answer, honestly perplexed by how Daehwi’s mind works and determined to figure it out,
 • Daehwi turns the phone off, the dance that used to illuminate the screen now dark and plain,
 • “Why wouldn’t I want to catch the eye of the person that holds my heart,”
 • So he finally remembers to talk in a formal charming way but it has BacK FIrED,
 • You’re dead,
 • He’s cheesy,
 • And your soul has departed from your body,
 • “Your what now?”
 • When he laughs at your response, cheery and young and hopeful, you know what he means,
 • “Heart, y/n, the one that keeps you alive. You hold my life line,”
 • He laughs at you, falling back in giggle and an oversized fluffy jumper that you definitely approve of,
 • You fall back next to him, lying side by side with your heart floating,
 • “Ah that thing. What if I wanted to use it for the wrong reasons, though, Daehwi?”
 • You ponder teasingly, moving your head to look at his soft profile, smiling slightly in content,
 • “I know you, y/n, you wouldn’t, it’s not proper,”
 • He teased back, unwilling to lose this battle,
 • “You’re right there,”
 • You sigh, fully happy and feeling high as the sky,
 • And the feeling doesn’t go away.

BTS Scenario- Suga x Reader: Good Day

Requested by Anon and @senpoimei​: Can you do a scenario where, reader is looked down a lot by other people especially one girl and her friends. They like Suga a lot but Suga likes the reader because she’s unique please!

Author’s Note: I had fun writing this! The song I used to get some inspiration and the title of the story is Good Day by BTS a song I randomly came across one day and thought was perfect for this scenario! Two people requested similar scenarios so I mashed them together! I hope you all enjoy~<3

**Warnings: Some Swearing**

(Y/N) Your Name

(B/N) Bullies Name


It was yet another day at school, senior year just couldn’t finish fast enough. You stood out among the others at school and though your parents thought it was great that you didn’t conform and you were your own leader, it caused issues at school. Many of the other students weren’t fond of you, probably because they were jealous, or at least that’s what you told yourself. But there was one girl who especially didn’t like you, (B/N) was beautiful, smart, and most importantly had lots of money. She walked with purpose and attitude as she practically ran the place, everybody seemed to just follow her lead and since you never did, she’s never liked you.

You took a deep breath, straightened your posture, and lifted your head high before walking into the dull front doors of the school. Today was going to be  a good day. You tried your hardest to have good days and no matter the struggle the other students may put you through, you walked with grace and your chin up which seemed to make them even more frustrated. You had your backpack on and your sketchbook in hand as you walked through the halls smiling at a few of your friends and others who passed by,  while you made your way to homeroom. As you got closer to your destination you noticed (B/N) standing next to the door with a little posse who all noticed you right away and gave you a swift glance up and down with what seemed to be lazers darting from their eyes. You, being the sarcastic and sometimes not so smart person you are, smiled and nodded at the group walking passed them not the classroom. You sat down at your desk dropping your bag beside you and opened your sketchbook finding comfort and solitude in your art. You suddenly felt a presence creep up beside you as their shadow blocked the light from your book.

“Whatcha drawing?” The sing-songy voice ask, knowing the voice immediately a shy smile crept onto your face as you turned to face the kind-hearted boy who had your heart in his hands from the moment you met him.

“It’s kind of complicated…” You said, “I’m not sure where I’m going with it yet, it sort of resembles flowers but if you turn it this way it kind of looks dark and scary so I’m not sure what it is…” you explained and smiled wider when he chuckled.

“Well I like it!” He exclaimed, “you’re very good at drawing, your unique personality shows through, I really like your style.”

“Thanks Suga, I’m glad somebody enjoys it.” You smiled at hm and he nodded smiling back.

“So, (Y/N)…” His tone become low and serious, you heart immediately speeding up unsure of what was coming, “do you possibly have… The homework finished from last night?”

Your mouth was slightly open as you processed what he just did and tried to slow your pounding heart down.

“I, um, yeah-” You couldn’t respond, (B/N) stormed up to your desk and grabbed your sketchbook.

“OH SO, you think you can be this little sassy bitch and talk to Suga? I’m sorry Suga I should have come in earlier to save you from her weird, I hope you didn’t catch anything from her…” She exclaimed, she flipped through your drawings, and pouted as she rested her head on Suga’s shoulder, continuing to flip through the pages, “These are weird and don’t make any sense…” She grumbled tossing the sketchbook to one of her minions with disgust slather on her face. You stopped watching her and sat, stunned, as two of the girls opened the book and page by page started ripping the drawings out and tossing them to the floor. You were shocked and emotionally hurt you felt paralyzed and couldn’t help but watch as your drawings gracefully fell to the floor, some of them torn into pieces.

(B/N) turned to Suga, “Well, let’s go for walk and maybe go get a coffee or something!” she tried linking her arm with his. He quickly pulled away looking at her as if she had just vomited on him, “Don’t touch me, (Y/N) is kind and nice and has never done anything to any of your guys,” he shouted gesturing to the entire room, “She has a sweetheart, she’s different, and unique. She doesn’t need to follow you and your dumb-ass posse because she’s her own leader and does her own thing! Just leave her alone and grow the hell up! AND YOU TWO, DROP THE BOOK NOW!!” He shouted, shooing everyone out, and ripping the book from the two girls’ hands.

Still stunned you hadn’t realized tears had begun to escape from your eyes. You stared blanking ahead, your breathing irregular, and disbelief plastered on your face. You heard Suga shuffling the many papers on the ground and he let out a deep sigh as he stood up.

“(Y/N)… I’m so sorry..” He whispered as he took a step closer to you. You didn’t say anything you only nodded, your voice stuck in your throat.

“(Y/N)… I’ll fix these drawings. I’ll fix them, I promise.” He assured, trying to make you feel better, again, not confident in your voice you just nodded and looked down at your hands that fumbled with the hem of your skirt. He walked closer and set the papers and what was left of the book down on the desk in front of you. He kneeled down to match your height and gently grabbed one of your hands, softly caressing your knuckles with the pad of his thumb.

“Here, come on, I’ll walk you home, you should get some rest and calm down.” He decided and guided you to stand. He grabbed your sketched and put them in his bag before grabbing your bag and placing ti on his shoulder. He grabbed your hand and intertwined your fingers and walked you out of school. You could feel the hot glares and stares as everyone watched the two of you but you were so glad you going home, you just needed a break.

Throughout the day you got texts from Suga asking how you were feeling, reminding you to eat, and prompting you to take more naps. It was about 6:30 at night you had just finished eating dinner with your parents and explained today’s lovely outburst that occurred when your doorbell rang. You were confused but stood up to answer it, as you opened the door your eyes were met with a giant picture frame filled with your drawings. All of the ones that had been ripped up and ripped out of the notebook were taped back together and neatly placed together framed by a dark wooden frame. Slowly Suga emerged from behind the frame as he brought it down from in front of his face. Again you felt tears about to escape from your eyes but this times you were so touched from his incredibly sweet act of kindness.

“I promised I would fix them.” Was all he said as he chuckled and smile forming on his face so wide to reached his eyes. You smiled wide to grabbing the picture and resting it up again the door. You quickly turned back round and wrapped Suga into a tight hug.

“Thank you so much!” You whispered burying your head in his shoulder, “I can’t believe you did this…”

“I made a promise and I kept it… I hope you had a good day today (Y/N). I want to make sure you have a good day every day…” He said, pulling away just enough to kiss your forehead before hugging you tight again.

jackscrutchie  asked:

“You make me feel so happy just to be around you. The way you smile, your beautiful laugh, the way you look at me, It brings me such joy.” With JackCrutchie. ❤

I was going to write some nice, short one-shot. And now we’ve got this 6,000+ behemoth. Whatever, it was fun. Hope y’all like this one!

Also, shout out to one of my greatest friends up at college, who sat me down and helped me come up with a realistic plan for Crutchie’s life–which, is basically a combination of her plans and her friend’s plans–and then proceeded to threaten me if I didn’t let her read this after it was finished.  


Crutchie had a plan. It was the perfect plan and he wouldn’t allow anything to get in the way of him achieving his dreams. Nothing would stop him; he wouldn’t let it. When Crutchie had started college, he had fallen in love with the anthropology class that he had taken to cover some liberal arts requirement that his adviser had informed him was mandatory. Crutchie had immediately changed majors and never looked back. Suddenly, Crutchie knew exactly what he wanted to do: he would major in anthropology and he would find a way to work and identify bodies, in order to connect them back to their families.

He knew exactly how he would get to that point. First, he would graduate with his bachelor’s degree in anthropology and two minors in biology and chemistry. He would get his masters in biological anthropology at, either Michigan State or UT Knoxville. Through that degree, he would be able to pursue either contemporary mass grave excavation, or stable isotope identification methods. Both would allow him to work with mass graves. After studying their programs, Crutchie had felt as if those schools offered what he needed to achieve his goal. Once he had gotten his masters, Crutchie hoped to work or volunteer, either through the UN or an NGO to excavate mass graves. Ideally, he hoped to work in Afghanistan, but he knew that he would be content anywhere. As long as he was helping these people, long dead, be connected to their posterity. Maybe Crutchie would even get a job at the Smithsonian or the Museum of Natural History in New York. He was open to that avenue, as well, so long as he had worked with mass grave excavations, in the end.

Really, Crutchie had everything planned out, and he could not afford to be distracted from his goal and life-long pursuit.

Which was why Jack Kelly’s appearance into his life was not initially welcome. 

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Something I wanted to get off my Chest.

This is something I really want to get off my chest and I don’t know how else to start since I usually am not very good with introductions in general but I think I’ll start with how I felt over the years and the events that transpired yesterday and a few days ago.

Over the 26 years of my life, I’ve always been the usual kid you see in the block but I think I’m just like any kid who really loves entertainment just as much as everyone else does. Over the course, I grew up loving sci fi and many various stories that really invigorated me to go on adventures together and meet new people. Like I was your stereotypical kid who loved Star Wars, Star Fox, Super Mario Bros and of course anything that was made by Nintendo.

However I really wanted to join within the communities that had a similiar interest as me. Just like any other kid who wanted to be a part of the community for anything. I’ve tried sticking with them but more and more as I grew older I found so much negativity within them. Instead of expressing how much I love this genre, games or make fan made content, all I ever got was hate, troll responses or just plain negative downvotes. Many of which of course made me really sad and felt like I will never contribute anything to any fan community. So i felt isolated.

Soon afterwards, I just went in the dark, rather than talk or discuss with anyone online, I just sat there just playing games all day, do the usual homework from school but at the same time, I felt kind of isolated. Even if I joined any school clubs I usually stick to it for one day and kind of leave. So even though I was glad I didn’t have to deal with the amount of negativity, it also made me sad and lonely and I felt very isolated from many people who already have connections.

When I first saw Xenoblade X back in 2013, I thought ooh cool, mechs and regular on ground ARPG combat. Can’t wait to try it. Little did I know this would change my life around.

When I finished beating the game for the first time, I loved it so much. The story, characters, the world of mira, the cutscenes and the amount of fun sidequests that were available. I didn’t expect to fall in love with it so much. At first I thought man I should see what others think of it. Of course, to my big surprise it was a very mixed reaction from most people I noticed and it had tons of excessive bashing that I felt was unnecessary or it’s one of those it doesn’t cater to my specific niche case scene. It honestly made me feel sad and I thought I would never join back. However there was something I did that I never thought I would do to get people to notice me.

During my playthroughs, I did a lot of video recordings of moments that I loved from the game. I created a bunch of gifs, webm videos, commission artists for drawing Xenoblade X fan arts of my favourite characters and people started to notice this pink shirt meme mim that seems to circulate around. Although I had the usual it’s that guy again, some of them took notice to me and I felt I wanted to meet these people. We quickly became friends and soon I started posting these to tumblr and I feel as cool as the game is, there aren’t enough fan contents cause it’s a niche series. I asked various sources and helps from my friends and I went on to compile stuff like the Party Member banters, making hacks, screenshots, emote gifs of characters that don’t normally have emotes, cross interactions etc.

It of course felt great and I felt very satisfied with the amount of things I’ve contributed but at the same time, it still kind of felt lonely especially when I had to find work and I can’t stick with doing these things all day. It wasn’t until around Feb 17th 2017 when my birthday happened. So many art gifts kept pouring into my feed and I just could not believe it. I just have no words to express how happy I was. I was literally shedding tears at work while doing whatever task or projects my boss wanted me to do but of course I finished them all really early and he let me off early. Something that burst in me, I started crying. 

I just don’t know. It was such a wonderful feeling like I’ve accomplished something in my life. It felt like I helped bring a community together and as someone who loves art in general, it just blew my mind. All my friends that I got to know through discord, tumblr, twitter and now even the people from the Japanese Xenoblade X community. It was soooo overwhelming and I can’t thank everyone enough!!! You guys are amazing!! I’m just an ordinary programmer just trying to make a living and I think all you guys together are one amazing people and the Xenoblade X community is such a wonderful community. And of course your love has also motivated to get back into drawing. Something I never thought I would attempt to do again after 15 or so years of not doing because I felt I would never improve but now I’ve been thinking positively about it.

So I would like to say once again thank you to the Xenoblade X community and for giving me back so much over the years. I really hope you’ve guys enjoyed the content that I’ve created and the amount of hours I’ve put into it to make them possible.  I don’t want to name specifics as I feel that would be very bias but for those that I’ve DMed with on my personal time you know who you guys are.  But I would love excessively say thank you to those and the community. You guys are the ones that motivated me to do all these things and I really mean it. So thank you! You guys as a whole are the most wonderful people I’ve ever known and I want to continue to supporting all of you as much as I can. I just…..

Thank you!!!

[TRANS] 170814 LOONA’s Fancafe Chatting Time

t/n: Members present were Heejin, Hyunjin, Haseul, Yeojin and Vivi! Not everything said in the chatroom was translated
cr: fran @ loona-trans
© take out only with credits

: Heejin I miss you
Heejin: I miss you too ㅜㅜ

: Haseul-unnie what is the one thing you want to do on your birthday?
Haseul: To go to a buffet with the members ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

: Heejin-ah ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Vivi: Yes?

: What song does Haseul want to sing for the fans? 💘
Haseul: One Candle [by g.o.d]

: Which peach do you prefer??? Soft peach vs hard peach!
Vivi: Soft hehe

: Yeojin-ah did it hurt when you fell from the sky ㅠㅠ ?
Haseul: Pardon..?(serious) What did you say?

: What concept does Heejin want to try once [Loona] debuts ?
Heejin: I want to wear a modern hanbok with a jacket!!

: ♥♥Vivi-unnie, what do you eat that makes you that pretty?♥♥
Vivi: Salad…hehehe

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swim au

im on a fucking rolllllllllll 

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12

ao3

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FFXV College AU Fic || Character Notes

Some notes/headcanons for me to keep track of as I begin to write a college AU. c: It focuses around the idea of Ravus being the new roommate for the Chocobros. Drama and hilarity ensues as well as scandals.


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anonymous asked:

high school popular kid/nerd au I AM SUCH A SUCKER FOR THISSSS Also thank you for sharing your fantastic writing! I honestly don't know how you find the time and creativity for it and I am just so impressed. Much love ❤️

Aww, thank you! <3

I’m assuming this was a Stucky pairing, since that’s mostly what I’ve been writing lately, so here’s a popular Steve, for once, with nerdy Bucky. This got away from me a little and grew a tiny bit of backstory/plot. Content warning for homophobia and a character being outed without consent in the past. 


“Is this the Romanian language club?”

Bucky startled so hard his elbow slipped off the desk. He’d been half asleep already, his chemistry notes open in front of him, more because they would make a decent pillow than because he was actually studying. He hadn’t expected anyone else to walk in. Nobody ever came to Romanian club.

It wasn’t much of a club, since Bucky was the founder and only member, but he’d needed something to put on his college applications under extracurriculars, and he couldn’t bring himself to sign up for any actual activities that might involve talking to people. Nobody at Shield High even knew his full name, and after the shitshow that had been his last school, Bucky was planning on keeping it that way.

“Uh, yes,” Bucky said belatedly. He recognized the boy standing in the doorway, but he couldn’t quite believe his eyes, because what was Steve Rogers doing here?

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Different, Not Less.

I’m very excited to bring you my first long fic for the VLD fandom, Different, Not Less.

For Keith’s birthday <3

Read it on AO3

Word Count: 10,122

Rating: Teen and Up

Warnings: none

Pairings: Gen Fic 


The sound of guitar music filled the small house. Just barely noticeable, a noise of small feet slapping against the wooden floors. A young boy, about four years old, ran down the hallway. His socks left him sliding across the floor as he pushed open the door to his brothers room. He pulled himself up onto the bed, bouncing up and down. The boy’s adopted brother paused the song he was playing. He turning from where he sat on the bed, smiling softly.

“Hey, Keith. You wanna watch me play?”

The toddler nodded, sitting on his hands as he eagerly watched his 11 year old brother, who adjusted the guitar. “Alright. Here we go.” Shiro smiled at Keith, before starting to play again. Keith grinned, bouncing up and down on the bed as Shiro continued to play, the music once again filling their small, rickety house.


Weeks passed, and the toddler watched, confusion on his face, as his mom and dad shouted at each other in the other room. Shiro slipped into the room behind Keith, crouching down beside him.

“Hey, Keith, why don’t we go see if we can find some paper and crayons, alright?” Keith nodded, reaching for Shiro’s hand, and the two left the room, Shiro glancing at his parents behind him.


“Keith, please,” Shiro hissed, looking around at the eyes on them as Keith dragged his feet, sobbing. He shook his head, sitting down in the middle of the room, dragging Shiro’s arm down with him. With his free arm, Keith pressed his thumb against his chin, palm open in the sign for Mom. He kept sobbing, repeating the sign over and over again. Momma, momma, momma, momma. Shiro crouched in front of him, grabbing Keith’s hands. “Mom’s not here, Keith.” He dropped Keith’s hands, signing as he spoke. “Mom’s gone.” He ignored the whispers and stares of those around as Keith rocked back and forth, making quiet noises to himself. “It’s just us and Dad now. I’ll take care of you.” He stood up, reaching down and picking Keith up into his arms. “I will always take care of you. And now we go to school.”

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anonymous asked:

I'm from NC - what's up southern sister? - and I plan on applying to JET this upcoming season. I don't have any "official" teaching experience, but I have a BA in Communications with a Minor in Psychology. So, here's my question: do you think those without "legitimate" teaching backgrounds should still be provided a chance into the JET programme? (I ask this only out of curiosity. I wanna know what education trained JET's think about this.)

Hi sweet thing!! 

I was actually searching through my tags because I feel like I answered something vaaaguely close to this before, but it might have been just a conversation I had with some incomers at one point. Let me ask, and I know it seems nonsequitor but hear me out… do you think I always knew I wanted to be a teacher?

Totally not sarcastic! Because I really did not want to be one haha, I used to be a studio art major thinking I wanted to become a tattoo artist someday in the future. In fact, I used to think I was the worst with students. Of any age! I was frustrated easily, too unforgiving, and rather impatient. How could someone like me do something as dedicated as teaching?

But as I got older, I started to notice that I liked puzzle solving. Not just that, but I liked helping people solve em. I grew more patient as time moved on, as I learned more about the world. I tutored some little kiddos in Taekwondo and got this rush of being held accountable and imparting some of my knowledge on these 5 year olds. I started watching the way teachers in studio that I admired explained things. I started seeing the homework a few elementary education majors were doing. I started seeing my friends’ kids talking about fun projects their teachers planned for them. Started thinking… this ain’t so bad. Maybe I could do this. For, like, a long time.

But I wasn’t a teacher. I was a person who liked puzzles, stories, creativity, and sharing. I didn’t feel like I was a teacher even after I got certified. Hell. I still don’t some days.

All of this is to say, I firmly believe that those who aren’t “official” teachers (meaning certified I assume?) deserve a place in the JET programme… because being a good teacher depends more on the person you are than the training you’ve received. At the end of the day, training hones skills I bet you already have and just might not know how to tap into yet.

Granted, I do feel as though I felt more at-home in the classroom because… let me tell you, having a lesson bomb with 40 fifth graders at a local elementary school who KNOW that you’re training to be a teacher can prepare you for anything. Same goes for doing a large-scale project with those same 40 fifth graders that leaves them so proud they beg to show their moms and cry when you give them the video.

There are things that my training made easier when I’m in the classroom:

lesson planning quickly, meaningful assessment, understanding student work and being able to analyze it to improve future versions of a lesson, having a set ‘teacher voice’ for use in the classroom, knowing what groupings can make/break a class depending on their dynamic, how to change a lesson from 10 mins to 50 mins

There are things that I have (and I assume you have) inherently that just make teaching a good fit for us:

patience (learned over time), a desire to share, empathy for students, excitement over a subject, curiosity, puzzle-solving abilities, leadership qualities, time-management skills, a penchant for guiding people to new ideas…. 

Look I could go on and on. But those are my particular ones. The skills you have that draw you to teaching can come from any background! I have all of the faith in you, hun.

You are just as legit.

I never knew my first kiss would be Spiderman (Peter Parker x Reader)

Summary: You are a superhero known as Waterfall because of your superpowers. You are also Poseidon’s daughter. And you are now a wanted war criminal for fighting with Captain America against Iron Man. Because of that, you had to stop saving people. One day, you talk to Spiderman on a rooftop and the next, your crush starts talking to you. Your suspicions turn out to be true a month later.

Warnings: some little swearing (literally just “shit”)

Word Count: 1354 (ooops)

A/N: In this imagine, you’ll be Team Cap, so sorry if you’re Team Iron Man.

Originally posted by tom-hollcnd

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Glued and Tattooed

Summary: Soulmates are considered as sacred to them all apparently, even though it happens to everyone everyday. It’s a public thing now, where it even becomes a game to everyone to find out who their soulmate is, especially when it comes to guessing the celebrities’ soulmates.

She thinks it’s all very disturbing and that they wouldn’t have any personal space to themselves.

A/N: HOLLER HOLLER TIME TO HEARTRATE @caprette @sadrienagreste

Soulmate AU, when you write on your skin, your soulmate is able to see it.


Alix isn’t particularly having a great day.

As if to spite her, the sun shines brightly onto her face the moment she wakes up, where she’s forgotten to draw the curtains close last night when she’s doing her homework on her desk. Drool pools onto her hand as she tries to pry her eyes open through her sticky eyelids that she thinks she probably glues them together when she’s been asleep. Her body groans with protest as she straightens herself up while she wipes her mouth with the back of her hand.

And when she finally, finally, sees clearly after rubbing her eyes, she realises she’s late for school.

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Stolen Glances

Pairing: Claire x Reader

Words: 1422

Includes: Bi!Claire, Dadstiel, Destiel (not a huge part, really), High School AU

Note: First time writing Claire, please let me know what you think and if you maybe want a part two? :)))

Tagging: @ddean, @pada-ackles, @perfjensen, @wrennotren , @sextydean ,@warriorclairenovak 

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! I'm going to be a freshman at RISD in a few weeks and I was wondering if you could say a bit about your experience there (likes/dislikes?) and any advice you might have for incoming students? Your artwork is so beautiful. Thank you in advance!

Hey, congratulations!!  I’m happy to offer any advice that I can.

Entering RISD as a freshman is entering like a fantastic bubble of inspiring (and often intimidatingly beautiful) people.  Here is a long long long list of some tips:

1. Bring any art supplies that you currently use/want to use.  The RISD art store is expensive, and although there are alternatives, it’s really irritating to re-buy something you know you already have at home.

2. That said, there will be a time when a teacher mandates that you purchase a specific expensive brand of something.  You will feel pain as your card slides through the machine and the receipt says $60 for three tubes of paint.  Try not to worry too much about this–just use it to make the best work you can.  If you really can’t afford something, don’t be afraid to talk to the teacher about it!

3.  RISD SECOND LIFE.  It is a used art supply store located at 204 Westminster street (walking distance from College Hill).  CHEAP ASS SUPPLIES AND IT HAS EVERYTHING

4.  Don’t hook up with people in your class sections.  You will be with that same group for 12 weeks straight for literally all your classes.  You will end things.  It will be awkward.  You will see them hitting on someone else in the class.  If you’re really into the person, just wait things out until first semester ends, and then see where it goes–there’ll be much less pressure.

5.  Make friends with your instructors!  While some actively reach out to give advice, others wait for you to go to them.  Never hesitate to talk to the faculty or the teaching assistants.  They’re there to help!

6.  THERE ARE NO RULES IN DRAWING THERE ARE NONE I swear if you go in being all “rendered drawings are the best conceptual art SUCKS” you are gonna be stifling your own growth.  Be open to trying new things out, even if you don’t think you’ll like it.  Trying new processes will not undo the skills you already have; it will only enhance them.

7.  Everyone around you will be dying their hair and getting piercings and changing their look in general.  In my freshman year it was the era of soft grunge.  Do whatever makes you happy, yo.

8.  Don’t procrastinate your homework.  Honestly.  Don’t do that to yourself.  RISD Foundation Year is the year of learning how to manage time–a skill that will be necessary for basically the rest of your life.  Just do your fucking homework.  I’m not saying finish it the day it’s assigned, but at least start sketches and write down ideas when you get home from class.  A little progress each day prevents the night-before “I DIDN’T DRAW ANYTHING” meltdowns.

9.  You can go to the dining hall with your unlimited meal plan without ever setting foot outside.  This is handy in the wintertime.  Eat well.

10.  Bring shit like safety pins, a mending kit, glue, scissors, tacks, tissues, rubber bands, paper clips, and all the other random stuff you didn’t think you’d need.  If you can bring it from home, it saves a trip to CVS.

11.  RISD offers free STD testing, OB-GYN services, and free condoms.  Be safe.  Use consent.  Use protection.  GET TESTED REGULARLY.  Regularly does not mean once a year.  Your health is important.

12.  SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP GET ENOUGH SLEEP OH MY GOD JUST GO TO BED

13.  Your health really is the most important thing.  Whether you feel a cold coming on or your mental health is suffering, don’t be afraid to take some extra rest!  RISD offers free counseling services; if you feel drained, it can be helpful to meet with someone regularly and discuss your thoughts.  Not every RISD counselor will be right for you; try out different appointments until you find one that you’re comfortable with.

14.  Join clubs!  RISD boasts a plethora of activities including basketball, hockey, bicycling, theatre, fencing (I think we still have fencing), and many cultural clubs.  Pursuing creative or fun endeavors aside from your studio work is healthy and balancing!  

15.  If a hungry upperclassman asks you to get them food with your free unlimited meal plan please just do it.  We are poor and so so hungry, and it won’t cost you anything, please feed me.

16.  Don’t smoke in the dorms.  People get suspended, punished, and even kicked out for doing this.  Like, there are ways to be more discrete, but honestly, the risk of getting caught breaking a rule that RISD takes very seriously is just not worth it.  Drinking is punished, too.  Just be aware of yourself and don’t do anything excessive and loud and stupid.

17.  Don’t trash upperclassmen apartments at house parties.  We live there.  We have to clean up later, and chances are we don’t even know you because you’re freshmen.  

18.  IF SOMEONE IS INTOXICATED OR DRUGGED TO A POINT THAT ENDANGERS THEM, CALL RISD PUBLIC SAFETY IMMEDIATELY.  RISD has a policy that “forgives” both the caller and the victim for partaking in illegal underage substances.  Safety is the most important thing.  Don’t keep someone in danger for fear of getting caught.

19.  Participate in critique!  One of the most important things you’ll learn at RISD is how to discuss both your own and others’ works.  Always speak up when you have something to say!  Practice speaking for everyone’s piece during a critique.  Steer clear of simple “I like” and “I dislike” statements; instead, analyze what different elements of a piece actually do.

20.  “Have fun” is a really tacky final tip but it’s so true.  Foundation year comes with a lot of stress, but remember that above all else, it’s a time for you to learn and grow.  Your skills will improve rapidly and your confidence will, too.  A bad crit is not the end of the world, even though it may feel like it.  You are at RISD for a reason–they saw something in you, and they want to help draw it out so that you can develop into the best artist you can be.