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A Punny Story

I had this girlfriend once where things were getting pretty serious. We wanted to move in together, so we went looking for an apartment. The second one our real estate agent took us to was perfect, we both loved it, so we made the decision to move in. Our neighbour was a really nice guy named Joseph. His wife had left him a few years prior, leaving him alone to take care of his eight-year old son. I always felt kinda bad for the guy. He had this weird accent that was really hard to place.

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the crossroads have seen too many girls
willing to sell their souls
for a beauty that already belonged to them.

a liminal space
where boundaries thin like wisps of smoke
in early dawn light.

but there is beauty in this too, soft pastel colours,
a quiet empty echo of laughter and then darkness,
encompassing and heavy, pressing into lungs
but still radiant somehow.

for now demons count souls
like dollar bills held close to devil red chests, smiles curling
because they think that they’ve won.

but one day those girls will see past black ringed promises
bartered at an intersection of road,
down to the skin that was already perfect
and that quiet empty echo of a soul that had been perfect too.

hell will see.
the four horsemen are nothing
compared to an army of girls ready to reclaim what is theirs.

l.s. | LIMINAL SPACE © 2017 

  • okay i love Instagram famous Jack Zimmermann as much as the next person but like, 
  • can we talk about the possibility of Jack Zimmermann getting into film photography? 
  • and just like? 
  • falling in love with the whole process? 
  • like, he already loves taking pictures digitally and film is a huge adjustment, but he makes that adjustment surprisingly quickly and like
  • now he also gets to roll the film 
  • (which like- he does pretty much constantly .. like.. he gets a film changing bag and then just like.. netflix marathon? he’ll roll film. can’t sleep? he’ll roll film. just talking to somebody? he’ll roll film, because it keeps his hands busy but still lets him focus on whatever else is going on and it’s just great tbh)
  •  and then once the film is rolled he gets to develop it and just like?? 
  • the process is so calming?? like it’s always the same, and he’s never been super into science but these chemicals make sense to him because they all have a purpose and, yeah
  • once the film is developed, he’ll just spend hours in the dark room,
  • fiddling with prints to get the exposure right and to make sure everything is perfect and he just?? 
  • loves it?? 
  • like he likes being in the dark room because it gives him a place to collect his thoughts while actually doing something productive that he enjoys and like
  • it’s definitely different than being on the ice,
  • but it’s nice and it’s calming and it turns out to be one of his favourite pastimes??
  • (and like, whenever he spends a lot of time in the darkroom, bitty tends to bake, and then afterwards they eat pie and look at jack’s prints and it’s just?? really nice??)
Oh.

That awkward moment when you realize Redwall Abbey is the richest place in the entire Redwallverse.

Things The Abbey Has That Blow Vermins’ Minds:

  • Stained glass windows. Windows that aren’t just a hole in your wall.
  • Fruit trees. All in one place. With several varieties available.
  • Really big well-built stone walls.
  • Fireplaces constructed so the room doesn’t fill with smoke.
  • Actual beds. No seriously. Think about it.
  • A hand-woven tapestry that decorates an entire wall.
  • Multiple ovens.
  • A fish pond. And it’s not just for decoration. But it kind of is.
  • A deep cellar that keeps drinks cool. (That’s like the future.)
  • Stone floors, not dirt floors.
  • An apiary. Just… just go in your backyard and grab some honey. Do it.
  • Wall sconces.
  • Random assorted objects made of metal and not wood. Whoa.
  • Books. Parchment. Quill pens. Ink. More than one of these items each.
  • A well-stocked food and beverage collection.
  • Abbess Germaine’s spectacles. Like, glasses.
  • Legitimate stonework. Decorative gargoyles, statues, etc.
  • Martin’s sword.
  • Furniture. Chairs that are at least mildly comfortable. Cabinets.
  • Two ridiculously huge, shiny metal bells.
  • Soap.
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Anthony Kiedis and Flea by Andy Warhol, 1985

EXO react to picking new houses with their child

Funny, I actually enjoyed this when I was younger. ^^’ Thank you for your request m’dear. <3

*Gifs do not belong to me as always. Credit where it’s due. 

Xiumin: He’d love keeping his little daughter in his arms while observing a potentially new home. He listens intently to the realtor while granting his little girl soft, subtle smiles to keep her engaged as well. “See angel? This might be your new room. It’s nice isn’t it?” He keeps her entertained by asking her about the new house while exploring each area of the new home. 

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Luhan: “You don’t like this room? But it’s just like your old one princess! This house is even close to a park. Don’t you like that?” He’s trying his best to impress his aloof daughter, as she casually observes the new home with evident nonchalance. Luhan will have basically taken on the role of the realtor in an attempt to ‘sell’ the idea of the new home to his little girl, so the change of moving isn’t as overwhelming for her. 

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Kris: He loves watching his little son ask about every little bit of the new home, genuine, innocent curiosity flickering through his eyes. Yifan’s little boy would point to newer things such as the fireplace, the jacuzzi outdoors, etc, asking what they are, while listening intently to Kris’s explanations. “We’ll be using this for winter, to keep you and your sister warm,” he explains the fireplace cooly, every so often giving the realtor a look of “we’re definitely interested in this home.” 

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Suho: “See jagi? He’s already adjusting!” Suho would point out to his unconvinced wife, leading her to what may be their son’s new room only to find their little boy surrounding by a myriad of his own toys as he comments gleefully on how big the room is. Suho would sheepishly chuckle as his wife gives him a stern look for allowing their son to take a whole backpack full of toys while they look at new houses. “Well, he would’ve gotten bored if I didn’t let him jagi…” 

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Lay: Yixing would love watching his little girl quietly observe the new home, eyes widened with awe and perplexity. She would point out her favorite parts of the home modestly to the realtor, much to Yixing’s satisfaction. “You’re being so good angel,” he would praise her quietly, patting her head benignly, as he continues to keep her close by his side, having her small fingers wrap around his one digit. 

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Baekhyun: At first, his little daughter isn’t completely sold on the enjoyment of viewing houses, which is visible in her apathetic expressions. But, once Baek shows his little girl her ‘new’ bedroom, that’s when she’ll become her usual animated self. “You can’t claim that room down the hall! That’s for your mother and I! This one is perfectly fine princess. It has enough space for all your things!” He’ll try and make it up to his daughter by promising to buy her her favorite ice cream, to no avail, as she’s pretty much steadfast on having the biggest room in the house. Baek would grant the realtor an exasperated look before muttering playfully “kids these days!” 

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Chen: His little son doesn’t mind searching for new houses even if it’s tedious and gradual, all he wants is a bigger room than his baby sister, much to Jongdae’s elation. He’ll get blithe amusement from questioning his son just on how much he wants this room. “So, you don’t care what house we get, as long as your room is better than your sister’s? Even if your room is the same size as the one you have now it’s fine? Or if you have to share a room with your mother and I, it’s okay as long as it’s bigger?” His little boy will grimace as Jongdae bursts into fits of laughter. “Technically, *emphasis on ‘technically’* it would be your room.” In the end, he’ll surprise his son with his own king size room. 

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Chanyeol: He relishes in how effervescent his son is, which is displayed lucidly by the way his little boy never releases hold of Chanyeol’s hand as they explore the entirety of the new home. It would be his wife that ends up talking and investing with the realtor, while he and their little boy end up adventuring the house to the point where his son ends up tiring himself out from all their amusements. “I think he likes it jagi!” Chanyeol would end up chuckling aloud, slightly amused.   

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D.O: His daughter is incredibly well mannered and cordial much to the realtor’s awe. Kyungsoo wouldn’t have to watch over his little girl so heavily, knowing how mellowed and easy going his little girl is in these situations. While the realtor wisks his wife away, Kyungsoo would stand beside his little girl commenting on her remarkable behavior as she calmly dips a toe into the shallow jacuzzi the house offers. “It’s nice right? If we end up with this one, for being so good, you can invite two friends for a pool party. We’ll even get you a new, cute swimsuit since you just learned.” Smiling benignly, he’ll pat her head while she giggles with buoyancy. 

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Tao: He wants to dress himself and his little daughter up impeccably to make a striking appearance and presence when it comes time to view new houses. Though his little girl doesn’t understand the logic, Tao is as insistent as ever. “Yes! This is necessary princess! Don’t you want the people selling the house to have a good impression on us? Besides, I picked this dress out for you a month ago, and you still haven’t worn it! This is the perfect time to princess. Look how cute you look~” Oh how much he’d fuss and gush over his little princess. 

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Kai: His little boy is disheartened with having to leave the old house and isn’t exactly prepared for such a daunting adjustment. So, Jongin would take great satisfaction in essentially ‘selling’ the idea of the new house to his little boy, to get him to be less unnerved and dismayed about moving out. “This is going to be your new room buddy. How cool is that? And the best part is, it’s all yours. You won’t have to share a room with your little sister anymore.” Hearing this would definitely lessen his son’s worries, since he’s been pining for a room all to himself for months now. 

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Sehun: His son inherited a lot of Sehun’s signature ‘sassiness’ and this would be evident when searching throughly for new homes. His little boy would merely glance over each part of the house nonchalantly saying little to nothing throughout the duration of the house tour. “What do you think of it buddy?” Sehun will finally ask his son who would merely shrug commenting on how there’s not much in the house. He’d chuckle with amusement. “Not yet. When we move in then there’ll be lots of things. Including a pool. You could invite your friends over once we move in.” That gets his little boy to display a slight smile. 

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Hope you enjoyed my loves. <3

~Momo❀

Actually.. I’m really worried about Shou? Like, the last time we saw him (outside of the fucking time he showed up at the maid cafe) he failed at completing his life goal of taking down his dad on his own. On top of that, we watched his father basically get taken to superjail for naughty espers. And all we know about his relationship with his mother is that they talk sometimes. If Touichirou has a lot of money due to world domination stuff do you really think the government would let the Suzuki family keep it??? So, where is Shou living??? Who is he living with??? Is he okay??!?? Has he been eating 3 meals a day???

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Ok, so this arc (while it may be a filler arc) will mainly focus on the boys past which is for the most part canon (except for Noah). The boys went through a lot at such a young age and it’s clear that it hit them both pretty hard, especially for Mokuba since he was so young. Their parents died and their ass-hat relatives only wanted their father’s money and once they got it threw the boys to the side.

Mokuba was breaking my heart here. He’s so young so he hasn’t fully processed what exactly happened to them and what it will mean. He just wants to be with his dad again and for all of them to live together as a family. The only person he has left is Seto.

Let’s not forget the impact this had on Seto as the older brother. He took on the responsibility as dad and pretty much accepted that he would have to take care of him and raise him and protect him for getting hurt again. His childhood was basically taken from him as soon as he took on the role. He had to grow up quick for Mokuba.

The softest headcanons this World has Ever Seen

I’ve been in a horrible mood all day for reasons i honestly don’t know. So here’s some nice, soft, platonic headcanons between some characters.


  • Hanazawa “I have done horrible things in the past and feel guilt about it” Teruki has basically taken Serizawa “I have too done horrible things and am working towards being more independent” Katsuya under his wing
    • Teruki is really sympathetic with people that struggle with the same things he does.
  • Serizawa doesn’t really know how to do basic Adult Things, and unfortunately Reigen can’t be there all the time and Mob is, in fact, a Child
    • going to the grocery store, or buying new appliances that aren’t Utter Shit is pretty hard
      • Teruki, who is better at being an Adult than most adults, tends to conveniently appear out of nowhere when Serizawa is trying to figure out what kind of lose leaf tea Reigen likes
        • “Make sure to get a frying pan with a rubber or plastic handle to avoid burning yourself,” Teruki says right behind Serizawa, not even batting an eye at Seri’s frightened screech and the frying pans falling to the floor
  • Tsubomi likes to help out in some classes for younger grades, specifically English classes because she’s surprisingly fluent
    • Ritsu is shit at English pronunciation. Tsubomi helps him quite a bit
    • she also offered to tutor him after school
      • Mob nearly explodes when he see Ritsu walking home with Tsubomi one day (Ritsu is oblivious of Mob’s crush on her lmao)
  • When Shou swaps interests for a bit, going for something….. kind of strange, (his hyper fixation on Egyptian hieroglyphs basically came out of nowhere) he will spam everyone in his contact list with pictures and a lot of excited facts about it
    • Mob is the only one that gets excited with him, sending emojis as simple responses or asking questions or just egging him on somehow
  • Shou also sends Mob painting mixing/stimming/speed paint videos all the time, since he knows those calm him down quite a bit
    • Mob always thanks him in person. Shou usually tries to brush it off, gets extremely flustered, or goes invisible
  •  Mezato, nosy as hell, once followed Tome and Mob when she overheard they were going on a friend date to look for telepathic espers
    • somewhere along the line, she confronted them about it, only to get dragged into going to grab some ice cream from the ice cream parlor the always go to
      • “Hey Mob, Mezato, did you know that there’s no grape ice cream because Ben from Ben & Jerry’s–” “Made grape ice cream to impress Jerry’s sister, only to find out it’s toxic to dogs when her dog ate it? Yep, sure did.” “… Oh my god oh my god are you telepathic??”
  • Reigen and Tome follow each other on all forms of social media
    • Whenever one of them posts something,(adverts for the office, or picture’s of the latest UFO sightings) the other will add a snarky remark in a matter of seconds.
      • Always breaks out into an online argument
      • no one knows how this developed??? it’s just a thing now
    • “Ahh, I can ask him to leave you alone, if you want Tome–” “No no Mob, you don’t understand. These arguments are the highlight of my week.” “….. aah, okay…”
  • you know you’ve become an Official Adopted Child when Reigen takes you out for lunch. He’s saving up to take both Tome and Serizawa out somewhere nice
Trauma and Healing: Adjusting to Normal [Jason Todd x Reader]

A/n: Okay guys so here is chapter 5! I made it as a bit of a more fun chapter. Just the reader hanging out with the outlaws and making it a bit of a plot oriented chapter, not a lot of dialogue. Its a light chapter compared to the others I think. I’m kind of on the fence about it so if you guys liked it I’d love to know. Thanks loves, hope you enjoy. Love ya! <3

Warning: Mentions of mental illness

Tagging: @cherryignacio @queen-of-all-the-fandoms @crazyfangirl1810 @aworldwideapart @just-a-girl-maybe @bat-lakota @sad-horchata 

Ch. 1 - Ch. 2 - Ch. 3 - Ch. 4

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Ch. 5: Adjusting to Normal

After that night you gained an immense trust in the trio. Jason, Roy, and Kori became your main support system. Always there if you needed anything. Having given you a spare room they had for storage, it only having any extra ammo, arrows, guns, the usual vigilante needs. It’s nice having that space, being able to have a place to be alone and calm down if your powers act up.

You still frequently hear the voices and have flashbacks from your PTSD. However, your powers were beginning to become completely under your control and you didn’t flinch like you used to when someone would comes near you. The only thing sticking with you from your past were the flashbacks. Having done a lot of training with Kori, of whom’s abilities were the closest to yours. Though there has had to be some self training due to the three not having the knowledge of how to help with those powers like the energy pulses you could let out. Batman had offered to assist in training you, but you told him the Outlaws were taking care of you and you didn’t want to burden him. He has a whole city and world to worry about, you’re just fine. Plus you trust them more than you trust Batman.

Training was hard. Jason and Roy had also taken up teaching you some hand to hand combat, and taught you to shoot both a gun and bow. Sometimes it would stress you the hell out, often leading to one of your and Jason’s regular talks on the roof while having a smoke. Jason really had taken a large part in helping your adjustment to this life. Especially with your education.

You had been taken before you could graduate, leading to just knowing the basics. Jason had taken to helping you improve with subjects like english, literature, some history. He’s quite intelligent. Often you both would sit on the couch, he’d watch over your shoulder as you read. Explaining what certain parts of a book meant or explaining a word you didn’t know.

Jason loves teaching you. Loving to just watch as you read, the way your eyebrows furrow when you’re trying to figure a portion of the plot out. He was really beginning to have strong feelings for you. There’s just a strength and adoration about you he can’t shake.

These feelings did not go unnoticed by Roy and Kori. They absolutely adore that Jason is smitten with you! They do not stop teasing him about it. Jason would end up swinging his arm behind the couch when reading with you, it resting behind your back. When they would see that they’d always just smirk at him, earning a glare from the marksman.

They would take every opportunity they had to tease Jason. It’s not often they get a chance too, Jason is known to be smooth when it comes to women. But there’s just something about him having a ‘crush’ that Roy and Kori find adorably hilarious.

Today they had taken a special interest in teasing them. Now that you had your powers under control they thought it would be safe to show you around Coast City, and Kori was excited to go shopping with you. Hell, she was just excited to have another girl around.

Arriving at the mall, Roy and Kori claimed to be starving and went off toward the food court. Leaving you and Jason on your own. He shook his head chuckling, “Well, I should’ve expected that. Come on there’s a store I want to show you.” Jason smiled while putting his hands in his pockets.

Following him through the large building he led you into a small book store. “This is where I get most of my books” his eyes skimmed over the many shelves. He witnessed as you left his side and began to run your hand over the books. For a while he just stood watching you, admiring the way you would delicately take a book of the shelf and look it over before putting it back. Occasionally checking out the first page.

Eventually shaking himself out of his enchantment before going around to look for a certain book he was searching for. Occasionally he would look over to you, making sure you were still there and okay. Finding his book he walked up behind you, noticing you reading the back of a book, recognizing it as Pride and Prejudice.

“Find something you like?” His low voice made you jump, realizing who it was you laughed and held your chest. “Gosh, you scared me Jay.” Smiling while looking back at the book, realizing the name you just used. “Oh gosh I’m sorry, I uh I didn’t mean to” panicking while looking back to him. Seeing a light pink dust his cheeks, “No, no. It’s okay, you can call me that. I mean Roy calls me ‘Jaybird’ so I don’t mind” he smiled reassuringly.

Grinning sheepishly at your feet, you nodded. Looking up at him you both started to laugh a bit. Though it was cut off by the sound of Roy yelling, “Are you two nerds done?” Rolling your eyes you both exited the store after paying, you taking a spot next to Kori as you walked. Not noticing Roy throw an arm around Jason and ruffle his hair teasingly. Then Jason pushing him off.

Kori led you into about every store. You needed this trip, having been living off hand-me-downs from her. She helped you pick out shorts, shirts, skirts, dresses, the whole nine yards. Her final stop being the one she had been waiting for. Excitedly she dragged you into Victoria Secret, which was indeed a rather needed trip.

Usually Jason wouldn’t even flinch, Kori had dragged him and Roy into this store nearly a hundred times. But with the thought of being in the store with you made his cheeks heat up and his heart quicken, fighting it back as to not tip off his teammates.

You and Kori walked and looked around the store, Jason and Roy idly following. Jason avidly avoiding eye contact with you. “See anything you like Jaybird, on a certain someone” Roy nudged him, wearing a shit eating grin. “Fuck you Harper” Jason glared at the archer before walking off to follow you and Kori once more. Roy chuckled running after him.

Catching up to you both. Continuing to look around, but you eventually convinced Kori you had what you needed and that you should go. She was hesitant but finally agreed, paying before heading out of the store. Jason breathed a sigh of relief. It was beginning to get dark so you all decided to make the walk back to the apartment.

You were a bit down about having to go back. Knowing they had a mission tonight, meaning you’d be on your own until the following day. Jason must’ve noticed this, “Hey, wanna have a smoke when we get back?” Meeting his blue hues you nodded before diverting your eyes back to the sidewalk in front of you.

Staying silent the rest of the way to the apartment. It honestly felt as if you were out during the entire walk. For some reason you barely remembered it, feeling like you zoned out the whole time. It was strange. It felt like something was trying to push your consciousness out and replace it with something else. It freaked you out a bit but you shook it off when reaching the apartments.  

The others noticed it too but didn’t bring it up, figuring you were just thinking about something. Jason thought maybe he’d talk to you about it when you got back. And he did, it was the first thing he brought up when you both lit your cigarettes.

“You were quiet on the way home. Is something wrong?” He asked, letting out the smoke. “Just tired is all” you lied with a shrug. “It didn’t seem like you were tired. [F/n] I’m serious, is something wrong?” His expression showing one of worry.

“Jason, I’m fine really. I was, am, just tired, and a bit overwhelmed from all the people. I’ll be fine after some sleep. I might be a little lonely tonight after having you three around but I’ll be okay.” Smiling a reassuring smile at him. His shoulders fell as he sighed, “Okay, but if you need anything we’re just a call away. It’s your first time on your own since everything so, if you want one of us to stay.” You sent a look that said ‘I’ll be fine’ and he raised his hands in defeat. “Alright Alright” Saying before taking another drag. You shook your head smiling, flattered by his worry.

“Hey guys! We gotta go!” You could hear Roy yell from the fire escape. Both turning at the same time to see him poking his head up. “You better go, I’m going to finish this” holding your cigarette up. “Alright, see you tomorrow. We’ll keep you updated.” Jason smiled before putting out his cigarette and jogging over to Roy. Leaving you to lean against the ledge, taking another drag of your cigarette.

Standing there you thought of what happened earlier. ‘What was all that zoning about? That was a first.’ Thinking to yourself. Bringing the cigarette to your lips again. ‘It’s probably nothing.’

Women are much more important in the industry now. When I started, we were just decorative. Apart from Dusty. But most weren’t that interesting and they could’ve been. Lulu had an amazing bluesy voice but she wasn’t allowed to use it. Women have basically taken over the industry. Amy Winehouse is a great example, I adored her.
—  Marianne Faithfull.

anonymous asked:

If everyone was just given food, medicine, and housing, where is the insensitive to work? I know plenty of people who would be happy to live off the bare minimum if they never had to work for it

i think the incentive to work is that your work makes things better! if everyone’s basic needs were taken care of, people would be able to focus their energy on the work that most needs to be done to improve their communities, instead of the work that will generate the most profit for corporations. some people will be able to do work they are genuinely passionate about, and others will do the more tedious work of keeping their communities safe and well-maintained, willing to do this work because it is highly valued and they are appreciated and taken care of. you might think the only reason someone would do a dangerous or disgusting job would be because they’d starve otherwise. i think they’d elect to do that job as long as the rewards outweighed the risks.

one 2014 study at the university of pennsylvania demonstrated that people with the option of doing nothing instead of performing a task opted to expend more effort on the task than people who did not have that option. not being forced to work actually made them more productive.

the canadian province of manitoba experimented with giving people a guaranteed, unconditional income, and they found that hardly anyone stopped working. some workers reduced their hours slightly, by a maximum of 8%. most chose to work the same amount, and some chose to work as little as 1% fewer hours. 

do “lazy” people exist? probably, but i feel they are much less common than fiscally conservative fearmongers would have you believe. more importantly, i feel the popular definition of laziness is informed by classism, ableism, racism, etc.

plus you gotta ask yourself if the people you know who seemingly have no internal drive to work are just innately like that or if it is at least partially a response to living under capitalism, you know?

but like…even if there are people out there who just genuinely choose not to be “useful” i still think those people have the right to food and shelter and medicine, since there is plenty to go around.

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I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction — unfortunately, it won. But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.”