but idk how to get rid of it in this colouring

Reita and Aoi discussing nerves during a live (Rajigaze Jan 13)

Reita: So this one also says “I want Aoi to read this”…

Aoi: I don’t have to, do I?

Reita: Oh, so you only read one a week? We only get one Aoi Chance?

Aoi: Yes! Your Aoi Chance is up!

Reita: (laughing) I’m sorry, we only get one a week. “Reita-san, Aoi-san, hello. My dream for 2017 is to pass the national beauticians’ exam. So here’s my question: I have a practical exam in the beginning of February, but I’m someone who gets nervous easily, and I’m worried I’m gonna fail. What do you guys do to get rid of nerves? If you have any good tips, please tell me! I’m sorry this is getting long, but I would really appreciate any words of encouragement!”

Aoi: Okay! Hmm…..

Reita: Nerves….

Aoi: You get nervous, don’t you?

Reita: I get so nervous (laughs)

Aoi: Why?

Reita: ….I wonder why! You don’t really get nervous, do you?

Aoi: I…yeah I don’t really.

Reita: Hm, I wonder why…like you’ve never been nervous before?

Aoi: No I have!

Reita: When?

Aoi: Hmm…

Reita: Like, with lives?

Aoi: Yeah. But only like once or twice I think.

Reita: Ahh…

Aoi: It’s not like I never get nervous, I just don’t like, freak out.

Reita: Ah like when you’re hearts beating really fast and you feel sick?

Aoi: Yeah yeah yeah, like that’s only happened once.

Reita: Hmm…was that during a live?

Aoi: No, before.

Reita: Ah, before…

Aoi: Hmm so…this is an exam right? So I guess they’ll be nervous before it?

Reita: But it’s a practical exam, so they probably have to do something like, you know…in front of everyone with like a mannequin with hair

Aoi: Ahh…but isn’t that better than a written exam?

Reita: Hmm…

Aoi: They’ll be fine! For sure.

Reita: But in a practical exam, they’re cutting hair. If they make a mistake, it’s not like they can erase it, you know? What if they fuck up the bangs? (laughing)

Aoi: They wouldn’t though! They’ve been doing this for years, haven’t they?

Reita: Oh yeah, it does say two years so…

Aoi: Right? I mean if u still can’t cut hair…(I didn’t catch the end of this sentence lol but Reita starts laughing)

Reita: Yeh u’ll be fine

Aoi: You’ll be more than fine.

Reita: But really I envy people who don’t get nervous…me and Uruha get nervous way too often.

Aoi: Yeah, you do….

Reita: Okay, what about worrying? Do you not even worry about, like…

Aoi: Ruki often says like, “man, I’m worried,” after we’ve finished rehearsals.

Reita: Oh, he does?

Aoi: Yeah, he’s like, “idk if I’m gonna do well…” I can’t relate at all.

Reita: (laughing) You’re just like, “bring it!”

Aoi: Like, let’s do it!

Reita: Okay, then what about like, you know how sometimes we’ll have a live after like six months of not performing? And like your body doesn’t move as well?

Aoi: Bruh I haven’t been moving well for a while!

Reita: (laughs) So you’re not worried about it?

Aoi: Nope, I’m not.

Reita: Oh, really! (gigglin)

Aoi: Yeh I’m used to it now.

Reita: Nice. You seem like you’ve made peace with it.

Aoi: Yes…

Reita: I wish I could too….but when I’m really scared of is when the lights are on me that I’m gonna fuck up…I gotta get the timing right you know?

Aoi: Nah, listen…I’ve been invited to other people’s lives before, and everyone’s like that.

Reita: Like they’re not perfect?

Aoi: Like for the GazettE, in one song there’s so many chances [to use the lights I guess?] but it’s not like that.

Reita: What, everyone else?

Aoi: Yeah.

Reita: It’s more relaxed?

Aoi: It’s more relaxed, and they don’t use as many lights.

Reita: Ahhh

Aoi: I mean it depends on the person but

Reita: But when the light is on me…and I know I gotta [not mess up??] my hands shake. (laugh)

Aoi: Yeah for sure…

Reita: I don’t like it, and the GazettE does it so much!

Aoi: Our band needs to chill!

Reita: (laughs) Can’t we just use bare lights!?

Aoi: Yeah let’s just do that…I’m tired….

Reita: Should we do a no-lights show sometime!?

Aoi: No I don’t think that’s a good idea

Reita: We just use the lights from the audience (laughs)

Aoi: I don’t think anyone would like that. That’s so awkward.

Reita: Hmm, well anyway…our performance is the most important thing, but…I guess lighting is pretty important too.

Aoi: Yes.

Reita: But it also kills the performance if you rely on lighting too much, so it really is difficult to work out.

Aoi: Yes.

Reita: Yes…..anyway what was the other thing – oh yeah, they wanted words of encouragement!

Aoi: (chuckles) Good luck!

Reita: Good luck! (laughs) You can do it!

Aoi: You can totally do it!

Reita: Let’s have them cut our hair some day!

Aoi: Nah I’m gonna have to pass on that.

Reita: Oh right, you can’t colour your hair anymore can you?

Aoi: I already told u that…but yeah I can’t

Reita: (laughing) Okay, just the cut then.

Aoi: Yes pls

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The Moon’s Dagger and The Sun’s Arrow -Jaemin!soulmate au

@idontknowahaechan - oooooohh soulmate!jaemin (this is4morgan n viv)

so in that case I guess i gotta tag you two dudes as well @secretlymadeoutofcups @jaeminnana and also @jaeminniemouse

Member: Na Jaemin

Type: Fluff mostly but maybe a slight bit angsty

Warnings: Mentions of death and suicide but it’s not that bad, Blood?

Plot: In a past life you and nana were soulmates but that ended badly thousands of years later he finds you again even if he didn’t know he was looking in the first place.

A/N- I personally cringed writing this not because it’s cringy (wait it might actually be idk my cringiness is clouding my judgement) but more because of how bad I think it is

Originally posted by nakamotens

It was a myth of love and heartbreak. The myth was about two people from different kingdoms, enemy kingdoms, who fell desperately and hopelessly in love. Due to the kingdoms ban on interactions between the peoples of the two kingdoms the two were forced to keep their love secret meeting only in a pavilion surrounded in a pond, flowers and vines in the silence of midnight. The legend says the soulmate’s love for each other was so greatly powerful that with the two of them together they could summon the light of the moon and the sun combined, the lights would dance with the couple encouraging their romance.

This paradise wasn’t eternal; war broke out and the couple was separate. One was injured, with an arrow whilst the other died in battle stab through the heart with a danger. There are two versions of the myth one states that so full of grief and rage, they would rather have died than be parted from their loved one, that they drowned themselves in the pond. The other version of the myth says they buried the dagger and the arrow under the pavilion and swore they would, in another life, be reunited with their lost love.


 You closed the book and set it down, you had read it again for what felt like the thousandth but you didn’t care it was still your favourite story whether it was real or not you didn’t care, it was hella cute even if it wasn’t a happy ending.

You got up from your pillow fort and walked over to your bags which lay packed ready to go. Your friends and you were going on a school trip to a camp an hour’s drive away for an ‘education experience of myths’ which in other words means the school wanted to get rid of the troublesome kids so they could redecorate the teacher’s lounge.

A text from your parents told you to clean your room and go through your packing list so you’re ready to go when they swing by.

You gather all the pillows and stuffed them under the bed along with most of the junk on your floor, this made it look clean but what your parents don’t know can’t hurt them soo.

You grabbed you bags and opened them, riffling through them with the speed of light and closing them again. Cleaning of the room, check and making sure I’ve packed properly, check.


The camp was big, like we’re talking so big it had a Museum of Myths (you we’re freaking out about this one), a lake, group activities and enough cabins to fit two schools, which it was. Another school was there when your bus stopped, a private school.

The two schools would be competing for ‘fun’ though out events in the camp. You wouldn’t take part in any events just watch from the side-lines and support your school.

The schools were way more competitive than the teachers had probably planned. Shouting swears and going as far as to pull pranks on each other. Fish, frogs and mouldy food had found its way into many peoples’ bed from both schools. Buckets of soup, lake water and spoiled milk had been placed all over the camp sending panic and chaos through ever camper.

One of the events was badminton, not wanting pranked you sat at the back whilst the players stepped onto the court. Then it began the shuttle was launched, players hitting it back and forth. Then you spotted him hitting the shuttle on the opposing team’s side.

His hair curled the colour of hazelnuts and chocolate, a cheeky grin spread on his face gracing the world with its presence, plump pink lips and kind charming eyes. He seemed to radiate positivity and sunshine. He moved with grace and elegance trying to defeat the player from your school.

His school was winning and only had one more point to score before they took the victory for that event. That’s exactly what he did, smacking the shuttle out of the reach of his opponent reach and claim his school another victory. You didn’t care about the game or who wins it but when he got the victory you couldn’t help but feel happy for him, even though a wave of swears and hatred went through your school

He beamed a smile and did a cute little fist pump in the air. He looked over the audience and his eyes met yours, his smile faltered for a minute while he looked at you. Averting your eyes, you started to talk to your friends at your sides, but you still felt his lingering gaze upon you.


After dark the hatred remained and the schools increased the horridness of the pranks after the badminton game. Some kids had been thrown into the lake others had all their clothes hidden after showering. You had managed to stay clear of all the awful things until midnight when you desperately needed the bathroom. You were slightly terrified of the dangers but screw it you needed to get it over with.

Slipping on your converse and taking a flashlight you headed out into the dark.

You got far enough to trick yourself into believing that you would be fine but stupid universe just wasn’t gonna let it happen that way. You walked right into a trip wire and set off a chain reaction which led to the bucket of fish guts above your head. The bucket tilted ready to spill its contents all over your head a hand swooped in snaking around your waist ripping you from the danger. The figure didn’t let go after the fish guts hit the ground inches from where you both stood, instead they led you out from the cover of the trees and out into the open. The moonlight acted as a flashlight shining on his handsome features as he smiled down at you.

“Hi, found you” he smiled at you, hand still around you.

“H-hi, you were looking for me?” you timidly said confused about what that meant.

“Yeah I remembered you from the badminton and I had to find you after the game” he said giving you a cheeky little wink, he continued to speak “I want to show you something, follow me” he let go of you and walked back into the trees.

“Wait one minute boy, I don’t know your name let alone trust you, a stranger, to walk me into the forest” you half yelled, but that wasn’t completely true you did have this extremely odd feeling that you could trust him which is why when he didn’t answer you ran in after him anyway. He waited for you beside a tree and when you caught up he took your hand in his intertwining your fingers with his.

You weren’t too shocked by this because the feeling of this being so right pushed those thoughts out your head.

“My names Na Jaemin” even in the darkness you could see he had given you another smile which for first time you retuned, he then began to walk again you slightly behind him.

The walk went on for a good twenty minutes and then you saw it, light from your flashlights illuminating the waters of the pond and the white marble of the pavilion. An audible gasp escaped your lips as he led you closer. A bridge took you both across the pond and he parted the vines and pulled you in after him. This place seemed so familiar to you, Jaemin seemed so familiar to you.

Jaemin led to the centre and let go of your hand walking up to a pillar and taking matches from his back pocket, striking it and lighting a torch, the flame from the torch carried on in a line around the pavilion until the small space was completely lit. You could see the floor pattern now a Heart with a dagger and an arrow through it.

Jaemin stepped back into the centre and took both your hands.

“You know what my name is, shouldn’t you at least return the favour” you pondered what he was asking.

“Y/N!” you sorta blurted out. Then blushed. A LOT.

He hysterically laughed at you then stepped close letting go of one of your hands and brushing his thumb over your cheek. You looked into each other eyes before your eyes flickered done to his pink lips then back to his beautiful dark orbs. He moved in closing the gap connecting his lips lightly to your own his hand cupped your face while the other set itself on your hip. Your arms wrapped around his neck as you both started to move your lips. The emotion in the kiss made it seem like you were both making up for thousands of year’s worth of lost time.

You opened your eyes and immediately stopped kissing him looking down at his chest were under his shirt a bright golden light illuminated and spilled out spiralling around you both. Focusing on his chest you hadn’t noticed the silvery light spilling out of your own chest. Jaemin seemed just as shocked as you gaping open mouthed as both the lights tangled together like intertwining threads.

Your vision began to go blurry like a silk vail shielded your vision, then you remembered the war, the pavilion and Jaemin your very own sunshine. You looked down and saw a dagger plunged deep into your chest and the pain and heart break you felt knowing you were dying leaving Jaemin behind. Then the memory ended and you found yourself sitting on the floor looking at the floor of the pavilion where the arrow and dagger looked back. You looked up, Jaemin sat in front of you still in a trance, you crawled over to him cupping his face in your hands as the memories of your past life flood your brain causing your eyes to tear up.

Jaemin’s eyes opened. He reached up and pulled you to him to reconnect your lips this time he knew why he was so madly in love with you. You broke apart from the passionate kiss.

“Found You” he said a smile plastered on his face “My precious moon light, my soulmate, my dagger”


Originally posted by catweeen

Ok, so not sure if i like this one but I’m gonna post it anyway just in case it’s not as bad as I think it is, yo does that even make sense?

{Reaction} BTS finding out about your disability

Hello hello! Me again (guess who ahahahaha im trash) i was wondering if you could do a BTS reaction to their s/o having a bipolar disorder? Or any kind of mental illness/disorder? Idk I’ve been feeling down lately and I thought about this……….. I hope it’s not too much to ask of you ❤️ Ps: I understand if you can’t really guess who I am, it’s only my second request but if you do, message me ;) you’re fab, as always 🏆😎 much love to you my favorite bunny! 🦄😁💕😘😉😉😉

Note: Hello! I know who you are and I was going to message you as soon as I got this inbox but I totally forgot until now! Please forgive me! I will message you now~ I slightly changed your request to make it general disabilities because mental illness can be sort of triggering so I try and stay clear from it as much as possible. Let’s all be happy! Anyway, I love you and I hope you enjoy this reaction! Fighting~

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/images used.

Min Yoongi/ Suga

Originally posted by jjks

Having a sight impairment means that you can’t see at all. And even though this is usually what sets you apart from others, it’s what keeps you close to Yoongi. When he’s with you, he changes into something very different. He’s open, confident and above all, happy. The first time you met Yoongi, he had let you touch him on his face, and had even blushed when you commented on how handsome he was. Even though it confused him, because you couldn’t see, he soon realised how well you really could see with your sense of touch and hearing.

{y/n}: “What’s your favorite colour, Yoongi?”

Yoongi: “Pink”

{y/n}: “Hm? Pink you say… what is that colour like?”

Yoongi: “It’s nice…” *He won’t tell you the reason he likes it is because it’s the colour of your lips, or the colour of your cheeks after he’s kissed them.*


Jeon Jungkook

Originally posted by jung-koook

You have bipolar disorder, meaning that your emotions can snap a change like the weather. But Jungkook isn’t going to mind it, really. He knows it’s an issue, but not enough to stop him from loving you wholly. When you told him, he remembers the way your cheeks had flushed embarrassedly, he had simply smiled and set you with the reassurance that you needed.

Jungkook: “I still love you, Jagi, and I’m always going to feel this way about you. I’ve already fallen hopelessly in love”


Kim Taehyung/ V

Originally posted by taehyungifs

Taehyung was rather calm when he found out that you suffered from anxiety, but it didn’t push him away or change anything. If anything, it made him all the more in love with you, because all he wanted to do was to help you in any way that he possibly could. He started off by giving you a codeword. If you ever felt anxious to a point where you were breaking point, all you had to do was say the word and he would have you out of there within seconds. He helps in other ways too, making sure your hand is held in his when he knows you need to reassurance, or he rubs small circles in you back to remind you to breath when things start to get tough. He knows that he’s no doctor, and nothing he can do is going o rid of your anxiety completely, but he does try to do everything in his power to help you as much as he possibly can.

{y/n}: “Tae… -code word-”

Taehyung: “Okay Jagi… Namjoon, I’ll see you later. Me and {y/n} have somewhere to be.”


Kim Namjoon/ Rap Monster

Originally posted by spoopyoongi

Namjoon had always kind had his suspicions about your personality, he noticed how you struggled to sit still for a long period of time, and noticed how you didn’t ever accept his offer to go to the cinema or have a movie night. The one time he did manage to persuade you to go to the cinema with him, you had spent the entire thing fiddling with your bag, or your hands, or shuffling around. He finally understood when you explained to him that you have ADHD.

Namjoon: “It’s okay, Jagi. I understand. And It doesn’t change anything, okay?”


Jung Hoseok/ J-Hope

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Hoseok didn’t know about your depression for a long time, not until you finally told him a few months into the relationship. He wanted the best for you, so he did everything that he could to make sure that you felt better and safe. He knew it would be a long process, but he did everything that he possibly could on a day to day basis to make you happy and to slowly help you to find the happier version of yourself.

J-Hope: “I love you, Jagi.”


Park Jimin

Originally posted by bwipsul

Jimin knows about your anxiety pretty much since the moment he met you. Not because you told him, but because he had heard from your best friend Taehyung. He didn’t know how to approach you at first since he is very shy himself. But after numerous meetups, he manages to stutter out a few ‘hellos’ and ‘how are yous’ every now and again, and before you know it you’re both coming close. Months pass, and Jimin finally starts understanding his feelings for you.

Jimin: “I can’t imagine being with anyone else but you.”

{y/n}: “But… my anxiety…”

Jimin: “I love you, {y/n}, and nothing is going to change how I feel about you.”


Kim Seokjin/ Jin

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin

Jin knows that you have your personal mental health issues, and he’s the most supportive man in your life. He’s always been good with words, and he always has the right thing to say. He’ll always look out for you, even more so than himself. Sometimes, you need to look after him as much as he looking after you because even though he is the more amazing and supportive person when it comes to your health, he can often forget about his own.

Jin: “You’ll love it Jagi, I’m cooking your favorite for dinner.”

{y/n}: “You’re the best, Jin.”

Jin: “Things love does to you, eh?” 

Hi there. 
I’m Kris and I am not a studyblr.

I’m making this Masterpost because I am intent to make my last year in high school a great one (I’ll actually settle for decent).
I have major depression, anxiety, and several other mental illnesses so I understand more than anyone how tough (to put it simply) school work, and school in general, can be. I have already taken a few steps towards having a more positive attitude going back to school; such as changing my self-image to make myself feel more confident, like cutting/dying my hair, buying nicer clothes and makeup, etc. As well as setting up a desk full of school supplies in a small room off of my bedroom, which will be my study room, and also buying a huge book on how to do well on the SATs. 
Another way on having a calmer attitude is figuring out what you’re going to be doing after this year is done (for me it’s my senior year, I know this won’t be applicable to all). I know it is a hard and stressful subject but having a plan, no matter how small, in place will help a lot. Also, writing positive/motivational letters to yourself to look at. 
I have recently written a short letter called “Dear Past Me” which contain things that I wish I knew in 8th and 9th grade. But it is applicable advice to anyone really. Here it is.
Whenever You’re Feeling Sad/Anxious/Stressed/Bored (Websites & Games, Art, Music/Sounds, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Self-Care, Comfort Food)

I have faith that you will all do well this year. I wish you all the best of luck. 


New Year, New Start, New You

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Stress Relief (or not)

Summary: Pastel!Dan just wants to relax by himself after a hard day at school. After not seeing him all day, Punk!Phil wants to join. Baking and flirting ensue.

Word count: 1614

Other pastelxpunk:  x x x x 

Dan lets out a frustrated groan as he collects some books from his school locker. He’s been sat in lessons, that he has no interest in, all day and had spent his break and most of lunch studying for upcoming exams. It’s been pretty much nonstop. He hasn’t even seen Phil today, maybe Phil isn’t even in. It wouldn’t surprise him.

He finishes putting the majority of the contents of his locker in his bag before slamming the door shut. The loud noise raises a few heads of the people who are slumping by, but when was that anything new? When you are a pastel colours wearing guy who is dating Phil Lester you are bound to raise a few heads by just existing.

He joins the gaggle of people with poor posture (yes that is a quote from a vid this is how I entertain myself I’m sorry). After a tiresome day he just wants to get home to relax. Maybe do some baking or yoga as a form of stress relief. Just as he finds himself hoping that Phil wasn’t still in school - as frankly, he just needs some alone time - he hears his name being called by that exact person.

“Hey, Dan!” Phil shouts across from where he was stood by their usual ‘meeting tree’. The dark attired teenager waves in his direction and ads “come over here”.

Dan gives a little unnoticeable huff, but makes his way over to his boyfriend. Sure, he could’ve just brushed Phil’s request off and walked home. But despite his harsh persona, Phil’s emotions towards Dan are almost delicate. And Dan doesn’t want to deal with that.

Because of the heaviness of his backpack his feet drag slightly which makes him to scuff the side of his mint green doc martens. Pity, they are his favourite shoes. He stops and looks down to assess how easy they’d be to fix.

Before he can even look up he has Phil’s hands on his shoulders and a question thrown at him; “are you okay?”

Phil’s constant worrying if Dan was hurt annoys him sometimes. He replies with a simple, “I’m fine. I just scuffed my shoe”.

Phil takes Dan’s back pack and slings it over his own shoulders, taking Dan’s hand in his own. This is something that usually makes Dan happy. He was usually excited at the prospect of spending the afternoon with Phil and secretly basked in all of the attention that he got from people who were staring at them as they left the school grounds. But not today.

Today Dan wants to de-stress in his own time, with his own methods. He knows that if his boyfriend was there then he would want Dan to be happy immediately, even if it meant threatening to punch the teacher - who had caused all of this stress - in the face.

“Phil I just want to go home and be alone today. You understand right?”

Dan looks up at the older boy who has an expression of someone who had just been told that their pet had died. Not something that appeared often on the punks face. “But why” he asks.

Dan sighs, he was hoping that he wouldn’t have to explain, but Phil would only blame himself if he didn’t. “Just exam stress, you know. I just want to go home and sit in the quiet. Maybe bake some cupcakes. I’ll bring you one tomorrow if I do”.

“Dan, you know half of the teachers are scared of me you don’t have to-”

“Yes I do, Phil!” Dan shouts over him, getting annoyed now. “Believe it or not I actually want to pass! So I’m going to do the work but I also need time ALONE!”

“O-okay” Phil mumbles, shocked from the outburst of his usually quiet little pastel clothed boyfriend.

Dan takes a deep breath to calm down before hugging Phil’s waist quickly and saying “bye”. He walks off, out of the school gates.

***

Dan is halfway home when he hears Phil’s voice “hey Dan you forgot your bag!” Dan turns around to see Phil walking perfectly normally behind him. No evidence of him running. He knows that Phil is fitter than him but he isn’t capable of running after somebody without getting a little out of breath.

"Phil. Have you been following me home?” Dan questions, eyebrows raised.

“Um, no I just wanted to give you this”, Phil hands the bag to Dan. Then stands there for a few seconds before saying what had been going through his mind; "I know you said you wanted to be alone right now but I can be quiet, you won’t even notice that I’m there. I just want to be with you and I haven’t seen you all day”.

“Fine. If you aren’t going to let me go, then come on. But I won’t hesitate to kick you out if you annoy me”.

Dan dramatically throws his bag back at Phil before continuing to walk home. The older boy puts the bag over his shoulders and clambers after him.

***

“I’ve never made cupcakes before” Phil confesses as he leans awkwardly on the worktop of Dan’s kitchen, the latter is almost furiously opening different cupboards to get ingredients out after pre-heating the oven.

“What a surprise, Phil. You really look like the kind of person who spends their free time baking” Dan remarks sarcastically, as he stands up on his tip-toes to get the eggs out of a high cupboard. The view of Dan’s little chubby tummy is much appreciated by Phil as his top rises up.

Phil gasps as he sees what Dan has retrieved from the cupboard. “I can’t believe that you are an eggs-in-the-cupboard kind of person. I would never have thought that of you, Dan. I don’t know if we can be together anymore”.

“You know where the bloody door is” Dan replies, although he is secretly amused at his complaint. If only everybody could see the so called ‘guy who should not be messed with’ now.

“Wow, you’re so moody today. It’s not your time of the month, is it?”

Dan glares at Phil, “do you want this in your face?” he threatens, gesturing to the egg in his hand.

“No but I know something else that I would like in my face” Phil says as he moves closer and grabs Dan’s butt. Dan pretends to move into Phil’s touch but then ends up kicking him, making him move away with an ‘oww’.

“I’m teaching you how to make cupcakes, a very important life skill. Now focus!” Dan measures out the caster sugar and margarine and puts them both in a large bowl. He then gets a wooden spoon from a draw and hands them both to Phil. “first you have to cream the butter and sugar”.

“Excuse me, you want me to what?”

“Cream it”

“You want me to-”

“Oh for goodness sake, mix it around”

“Whatever you say” Phil smirks. He finds a riled up Dan very attractive.

Phil tries his best to mix the ingredients together, but it’s not up to Dan’s standards, so the latter snatches the bowl off of him and does it himself. After a little debate in his mind, he cautiously hands an egg over, “now crack this in the bowl. In the bowl, Phil”.

Phil follows Dan’s orders, and does so with the next egg. When he sees Dan sigh and dramatically wipe his brow he is offended and says “hey, what were you worried about? I have excellent aim”.

Dan then mixes the eggs in, explaining what he is doing to Phil, who nods in interest. He puts the bowl on the worktop so he can get the sieve and the flour that he had weighed out. “This is a sieve, you put the flour through it to get rid of lumps and add air”

“Can I sieve it then?” Phil asks.

“urm-” Dan mumbles but complies, handing Phil the sieve and pouring the flour into it as soon as it’s over the bowl. Phil is quite enthusiastic which leads to a fair amount of the flour not making it to the bowl. “Phil! You’ve gotten it all over my top!” Dan whines.

“I guess you’ll just have to take it off then”

Dan frowns. “That was your plan all along wasn’t it? Follow me home, sabotage the baking and ruin my clothes so I have to take them off”

“You make me sound like a stranger, not your boyfriend”

“Whatever, this-” he gestures to his t-shirt “is staying on, for the rest of the baking”

“Jesus, how long will this go on?!” Phil complains. As it turns out; Phil is not much of a baking in their free time person.

Once all of the flour in the mixture is combined, Dan shows his vast cupcake case collection to Phil. Most are pastel colours and floral patterns. Of course, Phil spots the only dark coloured ones (that Dan had used for Halloween one year) and picks them out. They line the bun-tin with six cases each. Dan chose mint green cases.

After dividing the mixture equally Dan says “now they go in the oven for 20 minutes”.

***

“That was exhausting” Phil states, collapsing onto the sofa in Dan’s living room.

“Not up for some yoga now then?” Dan asks and then copies him, but collapses on top of Phil instead of the sofa. Phil wraps his arms around Dan’s tummy and nuzzles his face into the back of his neck, his dyed blue fringe tickling the skin.

“No” Phil replies worriedly.

“I was joking, maybe next time”

END

A/N: damn I’m so tired. I start back at school tomorrow and Idk how I’m gonna get through these 18 exams of subjects that I have no interest in. I’ll probably not post much in these next couple months (or maybe I’ll post more cos procrastination).
   I’ve been reading a lot lately, and with reading comes comparison and self doubt, but hey at least I’m writing something. Hopefully more neko!Dan next.

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mani-cures

summary: punk!dan and pastel!phil, in which phil paints dan’s nails and tells him why he loves him.

tags: fluff, punk!dan, pastel!phil, high school, comfort 

word count: 2.2k

trigger warnings: probably swearing…? vague mentions of bullying (not physical), sad thoughts i guess

a/n: surprisingly, this doesn’t have much descriptive fluff (according to me), which is unusual for me cause i’m the fluff master, idk i just wanted to upload this so. inspo


“Have you ever had your nails done?”

Dan’s eyes drifted up from the novel he was reading to focus on Phil’s face. The black-haired boy stared down at him curiously, purple peonies and asters adorning his head and keeping the fringe out of his eyes. Other than the fact that Dan simply adored Phil’s flower crowns, he was glad he wore them so he could see the ocean that was his eyes. Dan grinned and nodded, and Phil rolled his eyes, combing his fingers through Dan’s fringe.

“Other than painting them black,” Phil scoffed, looking away.

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My bedroom so doesn’t feel like me anymore. Or my clothes.. that’s why I’m trying to get rid of so many things but idk how? Do I leave anything on the street lol? There’s a church bazar close to my house open two days a week and I’ve brought so many bags there,t he lady who works there is sweet. I’m scared of regretting getting rid of so much.. anyway my room has too much colour it’s too much for my eyes

Harvest Goddess Magical Melody Wig Tutorial

Okay so, keep in mind, this tutorial is kind of long, the entirety of this wig is very expensive (overall, it cost me a little under 250$ CAD but if you’re NOT dealing with the horrific USD/CAD exchange rate, it probably won’t be as expensive). Also, disclaimer that I’m not a professional, most of this is pure bullshit, and if I ever did this wig again I’d want to change a LOT on how I went about it. 
Also, if this wasn’t clear before, I don’t recommend this as a beginner project if you don’t already have experience with some intermediate cosplay stuff. 
Some tutorials I based this off was echoing-artemis’s (DA) Rapunzel wig tutorial and quite a few scattered wig dyeing tutorials. 


The stuff I got for this were:
2x Epic-cosplay Asteria Wigs in Fusion Vanilla Purple
3x Matching long wefts (also from Epic Cosplay)
Wig clips 
Those little hair combs you sometimes see added to Arda wigs. I didn’t get these because I had no idea where to get them from and I ran out of time but it probably would’ve made a huge difference.
1/2m of thick batting (idk how much I used really but 1/2m is probably a safe bet)
FW ink in purple for the gradient
2x bottles of rubbing alcohol
Empty spray bottle
Gloves for dyeing 
Long necked wig head. This will subsequently be destroyed
2x Wig stands. Okay, you’ll need at least one, but mine BROKE halfway through so…keep a spare one handy. Or you’ll be duct taping your wig head to the table and also plying friends to come over to hold your wig head for you.
Wefting needles. Whatever kind you like working with.
Wefting thread/Upholstery thread. Something thick, not that all-purpose kind. 
Tacky glue
Caulking
Hairspray (I used got2b)
Spray adhesive. Everything is temporary, except for Kryolan Easy-Tack. Kryolan Easy-Tack is forever….(seriously, protect your surfaces when working with this shit)
Wig combs/brushes and spray detangler
Probably some kind of container your wig can drip into while it dries from the gradient dye.

(^2x wigs + 3x wefts)

First, take your first wig, and harvest it’s wefts. I basically took off all the wefts and left the skin top. So yeah, very carefully get all your wefts out. You now have an entire wig’s worth of wefts. Sew this into your second wig, making sure to brush out the wig roughly every couple wefts you sew in, because if you don’t it WILL get tangled just because of how friking long this thing is.

Next, add that first pack of wefts to it. Make sure you also add the wefts for the bangs, don’t skimp on the bangs. 

(^ still wefting…)

Hooray. Now your wig weighs as much as your small dog.

Next, you want to sew in your wig clips. I just put two at the very front, because I’m a butt and forgot to put two at the back. If you do have those hair combs, definitely insert those as well. The more support the better. I didn’t put it on a scale to weigh it, but I did hold up my 10lb dog and also held up the wig, and they weighed pretty much the same so…

Okay now dye it. Go search up some tutorials on wig dyeing. I just mixed 12 drops of FW ink into my spray bottle, and stuck in about half a cup of alcohol. That’s supposed to be overdoing it, but my wig did not end up crunchy or felt like it had product in it, so I just went with it because I didn’t want to dye it 4 times since the alcohol smell gave me a headache. You might want a face mask in this step it gets pretty stinky. Make sure you protect your surfaces somehow because this mixture will stain. Spray dye your wig up to the gradient. Let it dry. Repeat. I did mine twice until I was happy with the colour.

(^ dyed and brushed out) 

Okay so this is where the fun ended and I started hating my life. Brush out your wig. Make it nice and smooth. Brush it out again, if you have any tangles here, GET RID OF THEM, or there is no going back once you proceed. First, I divided the wig into two large sections, plus two smaller sections for the braids. I braided the two smaller sections and just put some elastic on it and pinned them at the top so they’re out of the way.
Now, with your two large sections, divide those again. The Harvest Goddess’s hair in Magical Melody are these two big twists. They’re not really braids, they’re just like…twisted pieces?? So there’s your twisted pieces, you have pieces 1, 2, 3, 4.
Cut a length of batting matched roughly to the length of the wig. My batting wasn’t thick enough by itself, so I cut double the width, folded it lengthwise and just quickly basted down along the edge using my sewing machine so it stayed put.

(^ cut batting)

(^ folded in half and basted. You can see the one I already attached to the wig in the background)


Cut the batting to the length of your wig. You don’t want it exactly as long as your wig because you do want it slightly shorter so you can get that point at the end of her twists.
Get your glues (I used tacky glue and Kryolan Easy Tack for this step). I would recommend actually just taking that batting, spraying easy tack all over one side. I originally tried to do it with tacky glue and tbh wasn’t worth it, the hairs ended up tangled and everywhere.
So now you have that batting nice and soaked on ONE SIDE, attach that one side carefully to one of your sections of hair. Make sure you smooth everything down so that at least the majority of your hair pieces are stuck to the batting. Don’t worry if not all of them are. You just want to cover the batting in as much hair as possible so the batting doesn’t show.
Now spray the other side. You’ll want to place some kind of protective plastic sheet or something behind so you don’t get easy tack on anything other than that batting. Attach the other side. Okay great, now repeat for all four sections. Now you should have four wig covered batting sections. This bulks out your wig. 

(^ you can see where I did the braids and pinned them on top of the wig just to get them out of the way. I used some large hair clips to keep each section of hair separated. The big thick chunk in front is the fully attached wig-covered batting piece. What I’m holding up is the massacred remains of the first wig that I took apart for wefts)


Take the remnants from the skin top of the first massacred wig and start caulking the ends and filling any gaps. The less gaps you have now the easier it’ll be in the next step. 

Once everything is dry, you can start twisting the hair together to form her giant twists. This is the part where my wig stand finally broke, and my wig came crashing to the floor which made all the fibres mess up so…that was a lot of clean up and fixing to do. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to you…

(^Wig laying on the ground. One side is halfway done being twisted, and the other is the two separate sections ready to be twisted)

Twist those giant sections together, and then secure the end with an elastic. I used caulking to style the ends of her twists into a point.
Then, take your second pack of wefts, cut off the bulky top part so you have pure fibre, caulk the fibres together, and start patching up the wig again. Patch. Keep patching. Don’t stop patching until everything is nice and filled and you cannot see batting. Blend into the original wig fibres. You can do this on the stand or on the floor. I really don’t know if most wig stands can take this weight right now tbh so the floor might be safer.
Also, don’t forget to cover up that elastic at the end with a lock of wig hair. It looks a lot better that way trust me.

Take your hairspray and kind of spray that wig in place. I didn’t glue all the fibres down pat because I didn’t want it to look like it was stiff, but you’ll want to spray that then so those stray wig fibres have less of a chance of getting loose.   Style your braids accordingly. Good thing you pinned them up beforehand huh.
At this point, I actually redyed my wig a THIRD time because those wefts I put in to patch up the wig no longer matched the gradient colour.

Style the bangs. I just honestly pushed them back and sprayed/glued them in place. I wanted a lace front at first for her hairline, but there was just no way I could find a lace front wig in that length, nor that colour. If you have the time to turn your lace into a lace front, look into that I guess? For me, just pushing back the bangs and spraying them worked fine.
This probably is letting some cosplay secrets out of the bag, but I got a bunch of the fake flowers you see on the final cosplay and glued them on my wig in parts where I could see either patches of batting showering, or where my patched fibres weren’t blending in as nicely with the original wig fibres. Shh….no one will know in the final piece…
Plus they matched the ones on my dress so…

I don’t know if you want to do this too, but I attached fishing line from my wrist to the wig so that I could pose my hair. It didn’t actually relieve that much of the weight, but it did make it so it didn’t just drop down and so it could hold that curved shape that you see in the games. To do that, I looped fishing wire through a small button and just hot glued it straight to the ends of each twist/braid where I had secured the elastic. I made little like…fabric bracelets, put some vines and tiny flowers on it to make it look pretty and just stuck the end of the fishing wire straight through the fabric, knotted it, and hot glued in place again. The fabric bracelets had a snap closure to go around my wrist. This method worked for me, I didn’t have any costume malfunctions and the hot glue was strong enough to hold it. I just stuck a flower over where the fishing line attached to the wig to cover it up. 

 I think that’s it? Overall, it took me about a month and a half and I never want to do this again. If I could do it again, I would probably not make that wig one big piece and do the braids separately and just attach them to the base wig. 

Again, this is just how I did it. I can pretty confidently say this was the wrong way to do it, but it worked out for me in the end so take what you will from this tutorial. I ended up staying 6.5 hours in the cosplay, and most of the time was in horrific pain from how heavy that wig was. It’s not going to be a comfortable cosplay to be in so I’m not going to sugarcoat it but it was a good learning experience and it was pretty fun being a beautiful fairy thing and also being too large to fit in the washroom. Anyway, remember, if it looks bad, stick a flower on it. 


Friday Afternoon

Summary: At the same time for the last month or so, Dan and Phil have made a habit of ‘meeting’ in the private bathroom. But one day, they are caught in the act by an unexpected visitor, and must find a way to get out of the inevitable interrogation and following consequences.

Genre: teenage!phan, post-smut, humour

Word Count: 2.8k

Warnings: Frequent use of taboo, references to previous sexual relations, generally overwhelming awkwardness.

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i’ve been asked a few times about how i made these two sets and here we are now so you can guess what this is.

we’re gonna take this:

and magically turn this into a nice purple, yo:

  • i used cc when i made this set, but i use cs5 now

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anonymous asked:

aaaaa i would really like to make one of those chat edits [and make it look as authentic as possible] but idk about the speech bubbles? the icons?? the spacing between each person??? the foNT????? idk ur edits look so real like its from the game and i need you to teach me ur ways

Okay, so! Slightly disorganized crash course on the basics of my chatroom edits below the cut. (If more people want an actual guide or something I can probably sit down and make one sometime, just let me know ^^ This guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of GIMP or other photo editing software)

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anonymous asked:

Ok srry if this is a stupid question or whatever but how t h e hEcK do you get your traditional art to look so bright and clear? like?? it looks like it's a digital sketch do you just edit the pic's saturation or- idk plz help this kind soul (maybe u just have a really good camera + lighting)

Huh, so I don’t do anything particularly special. I scan my traditional art with an Epson Perfection V370 scanner and then make adjustments in Photoshop when necessary.

To get rid of some of the smudginess/texture of the paper I played around with image > adjustments > brightness and contrast, and then duplicated the layer, set it to multiply and repeated the adjustment step until I was happy with the darkness and clarity of the lines. As a final little colour tweak I used image > adjustments > variations on the multiply layer to give it a red tint.

Resizing the image for the purpose of posting probably sharpened the look of the lines as well.

Nothing more than that :D I hope my answer was clear enough!

mute-frisk  asked:

bruuuuhhhh please tell me you finished the secret admirer prompt because i need more victoria texting like a white boy (this is maxgayfield btw, i switched urls and made the other a pure LiS sideblog)

Ye, here it is.

Secret Admirer Part two.


“okay, what’s your favourite starburst flavor?”

“Lemon.”

“what

excuse me

no, you’re wrong”

“Fuck you. Lemon is delicious.”

“friends off

q-q”

“Okay, w/e, but who is going to eat all of your lemon starbursts if not me?

Symbiotic relationship. ;p”

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PS Tutorial: Smart Objects

I know many PS users that basically don’t know how to use smart objects. I, personally, rarely use normal layers; I use smart objects instead, because they give users a wider space to use their creativity and help them get rid of many PS constrains such as the blur of resizing for multiple times. Using smart objects has many other benefits which will be introduced in this tutorial.

Warning: This tutorial is kind of long!!

Contents of the tutorial:

  1. How to turn layers into smart objects.
  2. How to edit a smart object.
  3. Benefits of using smart objects:
    • Multiple resizing.
    • Filters editing (Add, edit, and delete filters).
    • Changing blending options of a filter.
    • Erasing parts of the filters using the smart filters’ layer mask.
  4. Smart objects and Layer masks.

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anonymous asked:

(Don't be afraid to be lengthy.) I have $40 and I'm planning on getting the Mass Effect trilogy from Amazon. I love Dragon Age with all of my heart and soul and I've heard lots of good stuff about Mass Effect, but idk. Is it lots of story, like DA? Or mostly combat? Are the characters good? Like, are they deep? Do they have stories, or are they just walking, talking, pixels? Are the romances meaningful? Is it going to make me want to cry? Just. Give me a run-down. Convince me, Mass Effect queen.

This is going to be so long, I’m so sorry

I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to convince you, since I’m bad with words, but I hope my excitement counts for something tbh (and let me just start off by saying that you just made my life by calling me Mass Effect Queen). I’ll be including screenshots.

I’m not going to get too much into the story because I don’t want to spoil anything.

ALRIGHT, LEMME ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THESE GAMES AND WHY.

I played the Dragon age games before I even bought the Mass Effect triology and now that I’ve played all 6 games several times, I’m 100% sure I like Mass Effect a lot more. Sure, there’s a lot of combat, actually just as much as in Dragon age (I think), but lots of good cutscenes and characters and romances as well.

And it will make you cry. It won’t make you want to cry, but actually cry. It’s not like Dragon Age. Starting in Mass Effect 2, you can mess up, people will die. Your friends will die. Maybe even you, all if you make mistakes. 

Something big and very bad can happen at the end of Mass Effect 3 - again - if you make mistakes. The story literally continues 100% based on the choices you make and the dialogue options you choose starting in the very first game and it is 100% your own story. It’s not like making a few baby choices in Dragon Age and getting a slightly different ending. You can choose to kill people, heck, you can even choose to kill your friends at some point!

Like in Dragon Age, we have a morality system, though it means so much more in Mass Effect. You can choose one (or both) of two alignments.

Paragon:

(my own character)

And/or Renegade:

(my own character, sorry for the bad quality)

One is friendly and peaceful and one is ruthless. And I’m pretty sure that you can tell which is which (by the colours and scars and stuff). The scars and glowing don’t appear until Mass Effect 2, there is a reason for that. I won’t spoil it but it’s very unexpected.

The classes and their powers

And like in Dragon Age, there are different classes. We don’t have mages or rogues though. We have soldiers, vanguards, infiltrators, engineers, adepts, and sentinels. 

Soldiers don’t have any powers except fitness and physical power, Vanguards have physical power and biotic powers, infiltrators have physical and technical powers, engineers only have technical powers, adepts only have biotic powers and sentinels have both biotic and technical powers.

Biotic powers are.. like magic I guess? They’re very effective against organics (humans, animals and stuff), while tech powers are very effective against synthetics (mechs/robots and so called geth)

Physical powers are like dexternity in DA I guess. Soldiers can carry all weapons (sniper rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and in later games, submachine guns) the other classes can carry either one or two guns, but there’s no boundaries there in mass effect 3 (you can carry all weapons here)

Let me get into the games a little.

Mass Effect 1

first of all, tHIS DUDE

his name is joker and he’s not romancable. my vajohnny is mad at bioware. He’s v funny and sarcastic and I love him v much

I’m not gonna lie, this one is a little.. weird at first. I mean the graphics and cutscenes and all and compared to Dragon Age Origins, it’s only “ok”, but the next two games are so good, oh man.

there are these things

they’re called husks

you won’t get rid of them, they’re in all 3 games 

they freak me out

and this guy

his name is saren and he’s the villain and those are the geth i mentioned

they suck

also let me just mention shepard’s terrible, terrible dancing skills (they can’t dance at all and everyone always makes fun of them 4 that)

Anyway, this game is a crucial part of the triology because this is where it all starts. This is where you meet your beloved friends that are with you until the end and maybe even your lover, if you want to meet them in the first game.

These assholes

I’m not even gonna tell you who they are. You will know soon enough. You will hate them.

There are only three romance options in the first game, but there are a lot more in the other games combined.

I’m not going to get into their personalities too much, that’s all for you to explore, but I’ll tell you who you can romance. My favourites are marked with a ‘[♥]’ and the symbols ♂ and ♀ will tell you who you can romance them with.

[♥] ♂♀, Liara T’Soni (MY LOVE, MY EVERYTHING)

SHE IS SWEET AND CARING AND LOVING AND SMART AS FUCK AND SHE HAS FRECKLES AND I AM SO, SO, SO WEAK OH GOD. I’m sorry I just love her so fucking much I need to lie down and count to ten

[♥] ♂ Ashley Williams (she’s beauty, she’s grace, she will punch you in the face)

She’s so strong and she’s a feminist and my gay heart is so thirsty and I’m so sad bc of the fact that I can’t romance her. So sad. @bioware why. Let me be with this queen. 

♀ Kaidan Alenko (♂♀ in me3)

He’s very caring and sweet but tbh I don’t like him very much

This game is pretty good when get used to it, but like I said, DAO’s gameplay is better and the games only start to get v good with me2.

There are three other squadmates that you can’t romance in me1, but you can romance two of them in me2 and 3 and they. are. my. life.

Mass effect 2

This game is so much better than the first one, holy shit. But like I said, you can mess up a lot, and people can or will die. There’s a lot more action in this part though. You fight some creatures calles ‘the collectors’ aND THEY’RE SO CREEPY. SO DAMN CREEPY BYE. AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON HARBINGER.

this is what they look like

(run while you still can) u will know pain shepard

look more husks

And there’s also this guy

we call him tim

his name is not tim

he’s an ass

more joker

AND THERE’S A CUTE AI CALLED EDI

As I said, there are more romance options in this part (6, to be exact) and they’re more detailed and they have different cutscenes, but they’re more like the cutscenes in dao. You’ll get one actual romance cutscene at the end of me2 and very individual romance scenes in me3. You can also cheat on your love interest from the first game.

[♥] ♀ Garrus Vakarian (space dino, awkward nerd, calibrates things)

Oh gosh ok. He’s so awkward. Like no, you don’t understand, he’s so awkward. And sarcastic and such a nerd. And he’s with you, no matter what you do (even if ur just friends btw) and I love him so much jfc

THERE IS NO SHEPARD WITHOUT VAKARIAN

[♥] ♂ Jack/Subject Zero (bi, only romancable by mShep. I demand answers.)

OHH MY GOD LET ME JUST TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE HER. SHE WAS ABUSED AND TORTURED AS A CHILD AND SHE’S SO HARDCORE AND OH GOD SHE HAS A HARD SHELL AND SUCH A SOFT CORE AND I AM SO WEAK. I AM SO, SO WEAK. WHY CAN’T I ROMANCE HER

FUCK YOU BIOWARE

[♥] ♀ Thane Krios (space lizard. my man. don’t romance him. it will hurt.)

He’s a badass Assassin and very calm and quiet but also an a+ expert with a sniper rifle (and probably his tongue. please don’t look at me)

His romance really fucking hurts though, consider yourself warned.

[♥] ♂ Tali’Zorah vas Neema (MY LOVE. ALL GROWN UP. BBY.)

Oh my g od she’s such a sweetheart aND SHE HAS A DRONE THAT SHE CALLED CHATIKA ISN’T THAT THE CUTEST FUCKING THING

She will always love you no matter what (and she has so much love to give, it’s so cheesy and I demand a femshep romance) I’m so mad at bioware for making her straight SO MAD

[♥] ♂ Miranda Lawson (someone who was supposed to be bi, fuck u bioware)

SHE’S BEAUTY SHE IS GRACE SHE WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE

Miranda and Ashley are the reason I get up in the morning. Miranda is an A+ bae and she’s so strong and confident and?? fu ck (she can be kinda insecure at times, but it ok, shh, ur perfect bby)

Also straight, I hate my life

♀ Jacob Taylor

honestly, that’s all I have to say don’t romance him

[♥] ♂♀ Kelly Chambers (not an official romance option!)

o K, she’s so cute and so nice and [heavy breathing] she’s the love of my life, but she doesn’t get an actual romance fuck my life I love her so much

There are six more squadmates that you can’t romance and I am so sad I love them all

They’re my children and I love them all so, so, so much please stab me in the neck

I also really want to romance Samara oh my fucking god she’s the love of my life and I love her more than I love Kelly (also Kasumi omfg what a babe)

This game will honestly fuck you up if you make a mistake, I hope this isn’t a spoiler, but as I said, they can all die if you fuck up, please be careful ok

Mass Effect 3 (also known as the saddest fucking part please run now)

look at my babies

I can’t tell you too much about me3 because it’s literally all spoilers, but lemme tell you, it’s the best game of the triology. It’s so good and so sad, g o s h, it’s so fucking sad

There’s a huge war going on in this one

you have to fight these things

RUN FU CK ING RUN 
(actually no please stay and play and cry in my inbox, I’m here shhsh)

look, even more fucking huSKS IN HD

more joker

aND MORE EDI

The people you could romance in me1 and 2 are also romancable in me3, but there are two more romance options (and they’re gay, hallelujah)

[♥] ♀ Samantha Traynor (GAY NERD WITH CUTE ACCENT)

She’s so cute o H MY GOD SHE’S THE BEST

I’ve never romanced her before, but let me tell you, she’s sweet and friendly and insecure and humble and oh my god fuck. She also loves chess

and toothbrushes

[♥] ♂ Steve Cortez (i love u. i love u so much.)

He lost his husband bc of the fucking war and he’s sad pls go cheer him up and make him feel loved, he deserves everything good in this world pl e ase

There are three more squad mates that you can’t romance (I’d romance them all if I could tbfh)

This game will hurt you so bad, find happiness wherever you can and tell everyone you love them and hug people because they’re all in so much pain

so much pain

Give them all the love, they deserve to be happy

But there are also lots and lots and LOTS of tiny details that make the game as good as it can possibly get. 

You will love it.

This took me 4 hours so it better convince you or I stg I’ll fly into the sun and explode 

There’s not much more I can say without spoiling anything, except

Should you play Mass Effect?

this has been a psa

“I want you”

Punk Luke

Request are open!

I hate him. I hated him with such a passion the way he just sat there smirking his little butt off. Tonguing his lip ring ughh I can’t describe how much I want to kill him. We’ve hated each other since we met when he thought he could get in my pants and I turned him down cause God knows where he’s been. He’s the bad boy of the group ashton, Calum and Michael are the nice ones and Luke well he’s the most cockiest little shit you could ever meet.

I sat with Michael talking about what colour he’s going to dye his hair next when I heard Luke start shouting as usual. I rolled my eyes at him and he seen.

“Ohhhhh babyyyyyy why you rolling your eyes” he said with a baby voice coming right into my face about to kiss my cheek but I pushed him off.

“Because you’re such an asshole and I hate you” I said moving my head to the side still looking at him and blew him a kiss just to annoy him.

“Oh trust me I hate you too” he said walking out of the room to the kitchen. I needed a drink so I went into the kitchen and there Mr Hemmings was with a cigarette lit in between his pink lips. I walked over to the fridge to get a drink and that’s where he was standing. When I shut the fridge he blew his smoke into my face and I coughed a little but it’s nothing that he’s not done before.

“Luke”

“Yeah princess” he said stubbing his cigarette out.

“Fuck off” I said venom in my voice, I began to walk out but he grabbed my wrist and pulled me into his chest. He squeezed my bum and I punched him in the chest.

“Oh come on sweetheart you know you want me” he said with that smirk that I hated so much.

“Trust me Lucas I would rather rather eat shit than be with you” I said pushing him away from me and walking back into the living room.

The boys seen I had red cheeks but just thought I was hot. Luke came back and sat right next to me basically sitting on my knee with a beer can in his hand.

“Do you mind sunshine” I said looking at him with disgust.

“What?” He said not even looking at me just chugging his beer can.

“Do you HAVE to sit right beside me” I said looking up at him and noticing his quiff was looking really good tonight.

-hours later-

Luke had been his touchy self but for some strange reason my hate was turning into lust and I can’t believe I would say that but he was looking extremely good tonight.

Calum and Ashton had left Michael was just finishing the pizza and then leaving but I knew it was going to be harder to get rid off Luke as usual. Michael said goodbye and left.

“Alright so it’s your turn you know where the door is” I said picking up pizza boxes and beer cans scattered everywhere.

He came and wrapped his arms around my waist and I jumped not expecting it.

“Maybe I don’t want to leave” he whispered into my ear.

I really want him he’s really turning me on and I can’t help it but I hate him so I’m not going to let him win.

“Well I think you should” I said pulling his arms off my waist.

“Right” he said grabbing my waist and turning me around fast and he then grabbed my face.

“I want you” he said looking deep into my eyes

“I want you too” I said giving into him. After all this time hating him maybe I actually liked him oh god.

He picked me up and threw me over his shoulder and took me to my room and placed me onto the bed with lustful eyes and he rubbed his shaft down my covered core and he smirked his little smirk that drives me crazy.

By the end of the night clothes were thrown everywhere and we had at least came 4 or 5 times. I had my head on his chest and he running his fingers up and down my back relaxing me, while I done the same to his arm.

“This is going to sound really weird but you know you’re not that bad” Luke said into my ear.

“I could say the same for you” I said smiling even though he couldn’t see me.

“What does this make us exactly?” I asked not really knowing how to act.

“I don’t know but all I know is that I don’t hate you anymore”

Idk if this is good!!