but that's really for the classes that i see less often

how I see the signs and what I want them to know
  • (side note - View of a Virgo rising, Leo sun in the 12th, Libra moon in 2nd, mercury Cancer in 11th, venus Leo in 12th, mars Leo in 11th)
  • Aries: was once my best friend, she made literally everything in my life brighter and always helped me to just enjoy things and stop worrying all the time. Also great hugs. Just simply has that energy, wherever it may be - physically, mentally, staying up until you binge watched that show, giving you their last money so you can get yourself something to eat before you starve to death, always down for a talk and a walk even if they had a packed schedule. Please don't miss out on times when you just have to take a day off to get your beautiful and strong energy back. I care about your health so please don't forget to eat properly and don't miss out on that quality time if needed.
  • Taurus: a girl from my drama class and my little sisters moon sign, I am just so in love with your sense for aesthetic. Total sunshines. I feel like I can always rely on you, super compassionate and knows how to make you feel comfortable when youre not. I love that when you have a goal in your mind, you will give your everything to achieve that! Also so humble but like I want you so desperately to know how beautiful I think you are!! I enjoy your company a lot. Please don't be afraid of changes, I know that's such a mainstream thing to write for Taurus but I really do believe that maybe sometimes you need to be reminded that life can also begin at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Gemini: a guy and a girl from biology class, I am literally stunned at how much these people know. Eloquent fluffballs. I could listen to you spreading knowledge 24/7, make great jokes in my opinion and just kind of knows... everyone?? Get along with so many people, can be very chill but also full of energy when they're talking about things they are interested in. Also fun-fact kings and queens. Please remind yourself to stay loyal to your true friends, you may know many people with whom you get along with so well and for sure everyone is intersting in their own way, but it's very possible to feel lonely in a crowd. Your closest friends will always get you out of that and help you, I promise.
  • Cancer: a close friend of mine, literally the most caring person I've ever met. Actual comedians. I don't know I just straight up fell in love with your humour. All the Cancers I know have or had some extreme physical problems going on, please get well soon if you read this and you're also not feeling well. Mentally on the next level, strong and kind of unbreakable. Don't hide their feelings because they just know that when you bottle up your feelings it's never going to end well. They just get you and will be there for you no matter what. Please take care of yourself just as well as you do with your friends and family, you are a true blessing and it's definitely okay to rant or cry or just let it all out.
  • Leo: my english teacher and a guy I used to be close with, very often completely misunderstood and taken for granted, which can lead to unhealthy behaviour. Will make you feel great after a plain shit day. I strive to be this talented at just expressing myself or being confident, even if you just want the world to think you are confident when you're actually not. Cuddly queens and kings. Better not hurt their pride because it took them a lot of time to actually get to that level and in a world where people hate on you for loving yourself, to them it feels like, despite all their work, they are not worth of loving themselves. Please don't forget that although sometimes it's hard to look in the mirror and like what you see, there are caring and warm-hearted people who love you just the way you are.
  • Virgo: a girl in my class I simply adore, I always annoy you with my endless compliments. Kind of just in love with these down-to-earth and sweet people. Either super chill or worried a lot, I wish I could just hug you until you feel less stressed. Smol but strong beans you can learn a lot from. So reliable, I actually hate doing group projects and always want to do everything myself but since you share that opinion we created something I was really proud of and now we always do them together. Please remember that passion is something you shouldn't be ashamed of, you simply don't have to be because it's something you love and your needs are valid. Also dreaming big, it's possible, especially for you so why not?
  • Libra: a girl I recently got to know and am already completely amazed by, literal social butterflies who sometimes only know in hindsight how much they enjoyed the company of someone because they adapt so easily and it's rare to find someone where you can just simply be yourself. Love how they view life and that they make me want to talk more. Very open and you never feel excluded because they just know how to include everyone. Please don't forget to remind yourself who you truly are and not to lose yourself in another person, because there really is only one you no matter how good you are at adapting to literally every social situation, you are amazing and I want you to be comfortable as well.
  • Scorpio: my dad and my ex boyfriend's mom, two very caring peole in their own way. I always love how sharp their sarcasm can be. Can comfort extremely well when they want to. So many secrets and things to know about them that I can lose myself in them wanting to explore whats actually behind their shell. Teaches you life lessons. Please don't forget that humans aren't flawless and that's completely okay. You don't have to hold onto old grudges, communication is key and talking about these things, confronting these people who did you wrong will help you grow as a person.
  • Sagittarius: an old friend of mine, very cute people who get interested in so many things and they are so versatile and adventurous I absolutely love their lively nature. Memes™. Total dorks you can fall for in a second. Are actually the best partners to just talk to about anything because they will be interested and share their opinion with you. Please remind yourself that cutting off people can be a very wise decision and you don't have to keep up with everyones shit if that's just not what you're in for.
  • Capricorn: I am literally so attracted to these people it's unreal, although I kind of always think that they don't like me...... anyways, my bigger twin sisters are caps and they are humble souls who really had to fight for a lot in life sadly. So proud of you. Keep up with the hard work, you really deserve everything. So realistic and pure I have heart eyes. Supportive and extremely loyal. Will stand up for you if you need it. Straight face™ but still manages to make even the most serious people laugh. Please remind yourself to not overdo it with the work, take a day off to relax and let yourself go maybe, even if it's hard - with the right people you don't ever have to be afraid of being yourself.
  • Aquarius: my ex boyfriend whom I had a crush on for like 4 years, teached me great life lessons. Will always have a weakness for aquas, they just attract me so much, how much of a fluffy dork can you be tbh? Capacity of acceptance is incredible. So much fun to be with. Are kind of just good at everything? You can talk to them about anything, it won't feel weird, they won't question it and just talk to you about that topic. So friendly, an underrated trait in my opinion, just complete and simple friendliness you enjoy to the fullest. Please remind yourself to let people not only see your amazing shell but also your stunning core, there are people who love to talk about the same things you love and nothing about you is weird, you are special and I absolutely love it.
  • Pisces: a very sweet guy I've been texting with for the past months, very open minded and also have that sensitivity I strive to have. Very inspirational smol puppy. Actual daydreamers™, may be late to school but love deeply and would never neglect your love. Kind of hate almost everything that's planned out? (I'm sorry I just love to plan things out) will hug you no matter what. Does not fear to dream big, is very talented at artsy stuff in my opinion. Please don't forget that even if it seems hard, and yes our school system is kind of very bad,we get to have that education and your dreams will be reality if you work hard enough to achieve them. You have so much potential, please don't ever waste it.

batshizzmizz  asked:

Hi Leslie! I'm a game design major and after seeing some of my art in class, a classmate of mine asked for me to draw him in some cartoon style. I told him that I don't do that kind of thing for free, so he agreed to pay me. I took the request, but after a bit, I realized that I know NOTHING about taking commissions. I don't know how much to charge, if I should send progress updates or anything really. So that brings me to ask: do you have any tips or insight on doing commissions? Thank you!

OKIE DOKIE

1.) Figuring how much to charge is p hard. I heard there are websites that help you do it. All I can say is make sure it’s never less than the minimum wage. Here in CA I think min wage is $10.50/hr. so I won’t go under that. Technically I’ll spend up to 2-3 hrs per icon so I should be charging up to $30 haha but ech. JUST YKNOW. Dont undercharge! 

2.) Make them pay UPFRONT. Don’t work first and then have them pay! You can get scammed like that really how stupid!! If the person who is commissioning you doesnt want to pay upfront don’t take the commission. They can find someone else then.

OR you can have them pay half up front, do a sketch and send them that, and once they like the sketch they pay the other half and then you finish. But yeah I rather go with full payment up front cuz I refuse to work for free lmao.

3.) I, personally, love sending progress sketches! So that if they dont like something about the picture they can tell me as soon as possible! Nothing sucks more than finishing a long commission AND THEN they ask you to change something they dont like.

“No one could ever be that big of a jackass, Leslie!” UM YES THEY CAN haha trust me. So its best to send people multiple updates if you can afford to do so!

I like to send then a rough sketch WIP. If they like it I’ll do the lineart and send them that too. Once they approve the lineart I finish the coloring! The end!

4.) Communication is VERY important! Try to keep your commissioner updated often! If you dont talk to them for a while they’ll think you abandoned them and their commission. If you need a vacation or hiatus or whatever let them know! 

5.) REQUIRE VISUAL REFERENCES. unless of course it’s a custom adoptable or something. Nothing sucks more when someone is like “can u draw my oc they have short brown hair and blue eyes thanks :)” LIKE NO THANKS 

Not having visual references makes things incredibly hard! If they have no references then it’s considered a custom adoptable (you design a character for them) and that is usually more expensive than normal commissions! CUZ YOURE DESIGNING A CHARACTER FOR THEM WOWIE yeah 

6.) Be upfront about how long it’ll take you to finish the commission! If you think it’ll take you a week tell em! A month? Be honest! Dont say youll have it done in 2 days when you know youll be extremely busy or whatever haha like I said, COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANTE! 

TREAT YOUR COMMISSIONER THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED IF YOU WERE IN THEIR SHOES!

7.) If the commissioner is rude, too impatient, overall an unpleasant person it’s okay to drop them. Give them a refund and let it go, you HAVE that right. Don’t put yourself in a position you dont want to be in. If they cant be professional you can leave. If you give them a full refund you owe them nothing more. Sometimes people are assholes so don’t work with them. 

THATS ALL I CAN COME UP WITH RIGHT NOW. HOPE SOMETHING STICKS WITH YOU!! GOOD LUCK YOU’LL DO GREAT!! 

Originally posted by kurooscoffee

some general tips for people with executive dysfunction

1. invest in a can of dry shampoo!!! they’re not particularly expensive (mine is batiste brand, i got it for $8).  showering a lot can suck for low energy people, esp people who are trying to get their hair to adjust to getting washed less offten (hair gets oily very quickly after long periods of being washed every day) and this can save lot of time while also making you feel clean!! 

2. BANANAS ARE A GODSEND. i get very sick in the morning, and im also perpetually low on energy, which usually makes me opt out of breakfast. but bananas are quick, easy, filling, and (fun fact) make you less nauseous somehow? idk. they’re great. if you never eat breakfast like me, try to start buying bananas more often as its a really good backup 

(this one’s kind of big so ill break it down so its easier to read) 

3. clean stuff as soon as possible rather than waiting for it to build up. it doesn’t have to be huge, time consuming tasks. just small steps to save yourself from some stress in the future. 

  • pick up clothes from the floor the second you take it off and put it in the washing machine. you don’t have to turn it on or do the washing now, but now its off your floor which is great!
  • throw stuff in the trash can the first time around instead of having it pile up. take empty cups/plates into the kitchen right away (you can go around the house, or even just your room and pick up dishes whenever you need to take a break from working or studying)
  • quickly do your bed first thing!! it doesn’t have to be extremely neat, honestly just dust off your covers, fold it at the foot of your bed and fluff your pillows a bit!! it took a minute but now your room looks a lot cleaner!

4. break up everything into small tasks/create routines that are very specific! my example will be showering.

  • when i shower, i break it up into very very specific parts. the first thing, probably the hardest, is getting myself in the shower. focusing on how showering is not a stressful activity, how it feels good and how good you feel after can definitely minimize the amount of time i spend psyching myself to get up, as overtime the idea of showering becomes an intrinsic part of your day rather than a task or chore. 
  • after i get myself in, the hardest part’s done, and i can relax. i do my routine, which at this point, has become a no brainer. my routine is: shampoo, conditioner (but i dont wash it out), body wash/soap, face wash, brushing my teeth (yes i brush my teeth in the shower fuck off two birds with one stone), and then finally i wash the conditioner out! this is weird but if im done extra quickly, i’ll let myself just stand there until the water runs cold bc idk i really like showering?? 

starting a new routine is always difficult but just stick with it. you can start introducing a routine one task at a time, you can remember to just wash your hair and then get out if thats all the energy you have today. and dont be ashamed about music in the shower!!! i played music on my phone in the shower every day for a year maybe? ive stopped now bc my last phone’s headphone port broke bc of water damage but anyway thats not relevant 

5. keeping a calendar and planner is great in feeling good and organized. you dont have to get a super expensive bullet journal, just start small. i got my current calendar as a christmas gift (theres food puns every month i love it) and my school provides planners. dont feel obligated to use it EVERY DAY and constantly have the best handwriting. just keep it on your desk in class and at home for whenever you need it

6. music and podcasts are good for any time. waking up but feeling super anxious and you dont want to get up? music/podcasts drown out your thoughts and can help you start your day in a nice way. studying and feeling really bored and annoyed?? listen to your favorite songs. trying to go to sleep but your annoying brain wont shut up? nice chill podcasts, or even just longish youtube videos help. 

  • music (especially instrumental music) is best for when you need to think and focus on a task. podcasts are good for menial tasks that dont require you to think that much, as podcasts are more engaging and have you focus on something so you feel less bored/procrastinatey!!! 
  • my favorite songs to listen to when studying are actually playlists ive made! (here and here) and my podcast/video recommendations are off topic and grumpcasts/long game grumps videos, but i understand that this isnt for everyone (cw: lots of swearing, dark humor, stupid casual racism/sexism/transphobia/ableism but its just something i put up with bc i really like michael jones)

i can’t really think of anything else right now!! these are just all the things i do that actually do help a lot

i see lots of sentiment in the studyblr community that basically says “your future self wont be pleased with your pathetic excuses right now :)” and stuff like that and just…please remember that executive dysfunction is never “just an excuse”, it is a legitimate reason for not being able to complete tasks. feeling frustrated with yourself is normal, but you should never be made to feel guilty for not being able to do something, no matter how menial or how crucial. you’re great and you can do this <3

geekhyena  asked:

Have you already done a breed overview of the Queensland Heeler/Blue Heeler? We had them growing up, and I'm quite fond of them, but we never learned a lot about them in my animal science classes as a breed (they're not super common in the Midwest). We lost one at age ~11 due to heart cancer, but I don't know if that's common for the breed or just bad luck.

Also @osteoarchivist said:

If you are so inclined, would you do a post on Australian Cattle Dogs? I have a 10 month old ACD mix (his father was a handsome stranger) and I’m curious what your take on the breed is. Love your write ups!!         

Two of you have asked about this actually Australian breed. It was absolutely on the list, there’s just a bit of a waiting list, that’s all.

Nobody really uses the term ‘Queensland Heeler’. They’re usually Blue Heelers, Red Heelers, or officially the Australian Cattle Dog.

These dogs are stubborn and in many cases they are more stubborn than their owners. They can be lovely, but they’re equally likely to be undisciplined, spoiled rule breakers with attitude. That’s what happens when you have a breed that’s highly intelligent, but also very willing to be lazy.

Originally posted by butter-and-simba

I kind of like ‘em. Wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them, but like them anyway.

The breed clubs are still very big on screening for hip dysplasia, and I think this is wise. Though it’s rare for me to encounter a Heeler with dysplastic hips, the dogs I see only ever seem to have hips that are great, or atrocious, and no inbetween. I don’t know why this is. While hip dysplasia is not as common as in certain other breeds, it’s still worth screening for.

They tend to reach old age reliably but many seem to have vision problems in their senior years. The bred is known for its cataracts, but I also seem to see them over represented among our diabetics. Whether this is genetic or environmental I cannot be sure. As a breed they will happily pack on a few extra kilos, and this can lead to pancreatitis, but I don’t think I can call that a genetic correlation.

There is reasonably extensive genetic testing for progressive retinal atrophy, and attempts are being made at removing deafness from the breed, though they do pop up occasionally.

I often see these dogs in their old age with arthritis, either secondary to cruciate rupture due to their active, energetic bursts, or ankylosing spondylosis of the spine, which seems more common in any individual dog that has spent a large percentage of its life jumping up onto things.

Oh, and while I haven’t personally encountered this too much, they have a reputation for giving themselves intestinal foreign bodies by eating objects that really shouldn’t have been able to be chewed up and eaten.

It should go without saying, but if you intend to own this breed please be smarter than the dog. They can be loyal and great friends, but they will also push boundaries and have a tendency to snap. It’s all too easy for someone to find themselves cooking steak for the dog’s dinner each night and ending up with a canine shaped more like a wombat and less like a working breed.

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bad boy!baekhyun headcanons

Originally posted by leeseunghoon

Bad boy! Baekhyun would include…

  • Most people think he skips every class but honestly he just sits back and enjoys joking around, throwing a paper here and there, falling asleep to make the teacher mad. He’s not necessarily mean but he’s a teasing type of person, so Baekhyun would often do anything to make himself laugh –and most of the time, he makes other people laugh as well-
  • Unnecessarily good with presentations and speeches, this man doesn’t even study but he finds a way of inventing something to say on his head and it sounds good, for some reason. She discovered this when they were in literature class and the man had forgotten to read the book the teacher had indicated, hence why he started to talk about general topics or the genre of the book and he got a better score than most people, sadly.
  • You’d see him after school with a lollipop inside his mouth and probably waiting for his friends or on detention. He usually goes to detention because he doesn’t pay much attention in class, but he’d often smirk at her and the way his lips would redden because of the cherry lollipop just made him look dreamy but so dangerous at the same time.
  • He drives around the streets in this old, tacky car but he keeps it super organized and clean so it looks newer and he literally is so proud because he worked so hard to get it.
  • He often goes around with his taller best friend Chanyeol –who was a little bit on the soft hearted side- and the hugest smile appears over his face when the teacher decided to keep him away from Chanyeol and sit him right beside her. He instantly stands up before bowing deeply to the teacher, walking towards the empty spot beside her before throwing his almost empty backpack on the floor and taking a seat beside her.
  • Always tries to get her attention, though. “I don’t understand this problem.” “That’s because the teacher hasn’t explained that subject yet…” “Oh, he hasn’t?” “No…” “Shit, what class are we on once again?”
  • However, he starts being a little bit less annoying once he sits next to her and he’d often rest his head over his arms and close his eyes before opening them slightly to look at her, scribbling down notes and biting down on her bottom lip as she listened to the teacher. However, what caught his attention the most was the fact that she didn’t treat him like a clown or the biggest shit ever, she just talked to him like he was another human being.
  • She wasn’t prepared for the fact that he was going to sit with her at lunch.  One day she’d be all alone on a seat with her lunch in front of her and she’d see him sitting down right beside her before talking to her and indeed, she was head over heels by how handsome he looked with his black hair and leather jacket because obviously, he was amazingly stunning.
  • Loves getting lipstick stains on the corner of his lips or his neck for some reason, he just loves to see the color of her lipstick over his skin and the embarrassed look that would appear over her features.
  • Even when he’s considered a bad boy technically, he is a really good person and loves to make everyone feel a little better in that annoying, joking way of his.
  • Probably really cheesy, whether it’s from hugs or sweet words, he just loves to make her groan out loud because of his cheesiness.
  • Bad boy Baekhyun is not one that people mistreat or take as someone unpleasant, he’s just a not-so-good student, but he really does try a little bit harder when he gets inspiration, coming from his girlfriend that always sat right beside him on class.

legioncenturion  asked:

Hey Jax are you low carb no carb or high carb when it comes to dieting

I honestly don’t focus on it. I just focus on staying in a caloric deficit because thats how you lose weight.  and keeping my protein around 1 g per 1 lb of bodyweight to maintain muscle when I’m dieting.

A lot of folks OVERSTRESS themselves when it comes to dieting to lose weight. I’m gonna tell you something

YOU CAN STILL EAT YOUR FAVORITE FOODS and GET RIPPED If you are just going for Physique AESTHETICS not health.

Let me explain. So I’ve explained this numerous times and in my master fitness post folks I go in further details so I’ll sum it up.

the KEY Thing that is necessary for ALL Weight Loss
is a Calorie Deficit

Basically meaning you Consume less calories than you need to maintain your average body weight. Let me explain.

Lets take me for example

I am 5′9, and currently weigh 165 lbs.

So for my height, weight and activity level (including jobs and weekly activities)

I need about 2700 calories to maintain my weight at 165. If you have MyFitnesspal it helps A LOT with this.

Now there are 2 things to do.

1) Eat less and healthier than what you have to eat at maintenance for whatever body you have so you subtract 300-500 calories from your average maintenance calories a day.

or

2) You can Train a lot harder and more often so you can eat more and burn more calories but STILL make sure you are at least At Maintenance or under to lose the fat

Lets say you’re average maintenance calories for the day is 2200 and you do 1 hour of MMA class which could potentially burn up to 1000 calories depending on hard you pushed your self in that training class

so instead of having 2200 calories, you now have 3200 calories to eat

TO MAINTAIN your weight, ya see. Since that was how much you eat for maintenance all you did was increase the amount you need to eat if you are trying to maintain the SAME WEIGHT

If you are trying to LOSE weight you need to subtract 300-500 calories from your maintenance still so keep that in mind.

Now QuizTime!

What is going to make you fatter?


100 calories of Pizza


OR

100 calories of fruits and vegetables?

Originally posted by messedandfucked

TIMES up, Its a Trick Question. 

100 calories is 100 calories your body will process it the same way. 

BUT I REALLY GOTTA EMPHASIZE BUT! You’ll get better HEALTH benefits out the fruits and Vegetables as the pizza has a ton of grease and fat that could make you feel sluggish

Theres this saying in the fitness community

IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS / IIFYM

Basically if you know the amount of calories your body needs to maintain weight and you dont eat more than that, you can be more lenient and you will not put on weight cause you are eating less than your body needs to maintain its daily energy expenditure.Now this is a give an take thing. On the plus side if you eat like a Burger or some Taco Bell, or some fast food while you’re at your jobs and you dont pass your daily caloric needs, then YOU WILL NOT GAIN WEIGHT 

Ever heard of the Twinkie Diet? 

A man ate nothing but Junk food for a few months STAYING UNDER HIS MAINTENANCE Level of Calories and He consistently lost weight

I’ve done the Twinkie Diet before and it works and its fun 


BUT

AND HERES A HUGE BUTT

Originally posted by gurikajis


Fast/Junk food in high doses as main meals daily for 5 days week straight 

can  make you
sluggish,

lethargic,

feel depressed

Lack motivation,

Zap your energy

make ya irritable 

and leave you feeling more exhausted

But Personally It depends on how big your appetite is. I enjoy eating and training so can I Eat a lot more and more often

And I still lose fat  

Though keep in mind I also do Intermittent Fasting

with my eating window from 12pm- 8pm

and I also Take Ice Baths/Ice Showers.

but those are the main things to remember, Either eat less, or Train more and eat just enough for you

Boyfriend! Youngjae

  • Youngjae had been your next door neighbor since the age of 12 when his family first move into the town.
  • you rarely see him at the playground nearby your house because he’s usually playing some games in his room.
  • although sometime you see him at the grocery store when his mom made him run some errands.
  • you guys were actually in the same class together and you strike up a conversation about how you should get to know each other more because you live next to each other.
  • he seemed shy at first, but the boy’s smile and happiness is like an infection because you always find yourself laughing with him because he’s so loud about it. 
  • you guys continue on to go to the same school in high school,but not the same class. however, he comes to your classroom during lunch break to eat his with you.
  • he drags up a chair next to your desk and put his lunchbox down. “today, omma made so much sausages. do you want some?”
  • you: “i’ll trade you with these radish kimchi”
  • you often hang out at his house because he wanted to show you a new game he found. you end up just watching him play for a bit until you got bored and just lay around on his bed while doing your thing. it was a comfortable silent that you guys enjoy. no need for talking as long as you guys are together it’s good enough. 
  • except sometime his mouse clicking and random scream can get pretty loud when he’s so into his gaming.
  • “AAH..AH OhHHH”
  • you: “ your mom is downstair she’s going to run up here from all your screaming”
  • turned his head over his shoulder a bit, but remained his vision on the computer screen, “WHAT?? WAIT WAIT IM ALMOST DONE JUST A BIT MORE”
  • you turn to your side to look at him from the bed and yelled back “I SAID LOWER YOUR VOICE. TAKE OFF YOUR HEADPHONE”
  • “WAIT IM GETTING THERE-” 
  • mom burst into the room “WHATS GOING ON”
  • you thought you guys wouldn’t get into the same college, but here you guys were. this time Youngjae have less time with you because he seems to be a bit more busy due to his singing classes and after school activities.
  • you see him hang out with 6 other guys around campus sometimes and you suspect they’re the same loud guys you hear in his house during the weekends. 
  • one day you texted him saying you guys should hang out together like the old days.
  • immediate text reply from him with a yes.
  • he was a lot more quiet than usual when you guys were together. you asked him why it seemed he was avoiding you, but he quickly denied that thought. 
  • “i-im not ignoring or avoiding you really it just that i been a bit busy with the classes..”
  • you: “Youngjae-ah you have free time with the boys and i see you with them all the time for the past week, but we haven’t get to see each other at all. i thought we were long time friends”
  • “…i know..that’s why.”
  • you: “thats why? what do you mean”
  • “ no it’s nothing”
  • you: “i thought we close enough to not keep things.”
  • a week after that hangout you rarely saw Youngjae at all, but you also didnt go out of your way to find him either. you were silently sulking.
  • Then, you woke up from constant thuds sound at your window. you woke up to check the time and it was 11pm. is someone seriously throwing stones at your window right now? you open the window and look down to see Youngjae and his 6 friends standing infront of your house. you were about to yell down what they’re doing, but one of the guy turn on music and youngjae started singing.
  • this boy…is serenading you..with the help of his friends.
  • after he finished, the others pulled out big white sheet of paper from behind them and held it up for you to see. you read it out loud “i like you”
  • Youngjae is staring at you in silence.
  • you: “did you seriously just did the most cheesiest thing ever”
  • “WHAT WAS THAT? I CAN”T REALLY HEAR YOU?”
  • you: “I SAID YOURE CHEESY AND I LIKE YOU TOO”
  • he continued to stare at you and you thought he didn’t hear but before you repeat yourself, you witness his bright smile that you love to see since you were little again
  • mom: “WHY ARE YOU YELLING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT”
  • apparently he and the boys been preparing Youngjae to confess to you and Jackson thought this was the way to a girl’s heart and you’re not surprise it was his idea. 
  • now the sunshine is always near you on campus and off campus. you teased him that now he’s like a little kid following you around, but he just blinked at you and said that he noticed a lot of guys were interested in you but you’re so oblivious so he’s putting his guard up. 
  • he also confessed that it was hard to stay away from you during the time he was preparing the confession so he wanted to hang out where you usually are on campus which explain why you always see him with the other boys because he actually been watching you from afar. 
  • he’s too shy to do PDA, but you do them to get him flustered: quick peck on his cheek, hug attack from the back, reaches out for his hands across the cafeteria table and put them against your cheeks.
  • his reactions to it are always loud, but he secretly enjoys them since he never told you to stop and smile so widely.
  • sometime you guys go on a picnic and just lay around under the tree enjoying the cool breeze.
  • you guys have couple phone charms and earmuffs.

all klance aside, i’d really like to see keith being part of lance’s character development

since the very beginning of the series, like literally the moment both characters are on the same frame, we’ve seen lance portraying keith as his rival since the moment he shows up, despite it being one sided since keith never actually referred to lance as his rival either at his face or behind his back, as the guy who is always try to one-up him even tho keith might not even be aware of it

starting straight up from iverson who doesn’t hesitate to remind lance the only reason why he’s a fighter class pilot is because the best one in his class, keith, got kicked out because disipline issues cough give me garrison flashbacks cough and speaking of flasbacks, we can see later on how happy lance was to be above keith, cue to hasta la later, keith, when pidge first met lance and hunk

following with lance, after brainstorming with pidge how to get in, actually having the guts to break into where they held shiro, one of his heroes, after he landed only because he saw keith was on his way to save him, claiming he was there to do it when he made it there, as if saying thank you i’ll take care from here you can leave, things only getting worse when keith doesn’t seem to not only not remember lance, his rival apparently, straight away, but remembering him as a cargo pilot, reminding lance once again he made it to fighter class because keith dropped out

things only escalating when keith is chosen over him by shiro to go into the blade of marmora headquarters, where we can appreciate, please correct me if i’m wrong, the first time lance actually explodes at someone, and shiro of all people, quick to speak his mind and say why keith wouldn’t a good option to take with him

and last but not least, the iconic maybe i don’t have a thing™ scene, where we can hear lance comparing himself to the rest of the team, keith being last, but i still wanted it to mention it on this post because, why would he ever talk about his oh so claimed rival like that? hold that thought and bear with me

so imagine how lance would probably feel like when he finds out shiro wanted keith to lead voltron over everyone else all along, leaving him to be not only a shadow of the almighty keith once again, but also having to follow his orders to, you know, save the universe and stuff

the thing is, back to my previous point, i personally think lance doesn’t actually hate keith, but the jealousy behind the admiration for a guy who is and has everything he ever wanted (being the best pilot of his class, being shiro’s favorite, do stuff like flying into aesteroid fields and black holes and cool junk like that, etc.) and more, often comes out as either anger or frustration in the form of the banter we often see between the two of them, which leaves keith with no choice but either trying to cope with lance or bicker back

now back to the actual title of this post, and based on the fact that we’re all hoping to finally have a lance arc on season 3, i want lance to not only realize how much he is worth for the team, but to realize as well he’s equal if not better, at some things like patience and self control, than who he always he compares himself with, to the point where we can see them working together as a team, like we’ve seen before, head black paladin and right hand red paladin, if thats the case of course cough give me black paladin allura cough being confident and proud of what position he’s at, even tho these may not always be leading and not ever feeling less of himself because of that

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hello fellow tumblr people,

this is going to be one of the most personal things i’ve posted in awhile. So, today is #noshameday , which is a day to acknowledge those in the disabled community, because unfortunately, we go unheard and unnoticed a lot of the time. 

My  name’s Danyelle, I’m  currently 18 and I have irritable bowel syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, scoliosis, scheuermanns disease, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, hidradenitis suppurativia, asthma, + polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Quite a mouthful, huh? Not really sure how to go about this post so please bear with me!

visible disabilities :

We discovered all this lovely stuff around the time I was 8. it started with the discoloration you see in my armpit. We thought it was a rash, but it actually has to do with being insulin resistant. (ties in with my type 2 diabetes) the discoloration is in my groin, and around the back of my neck. It feels very odd to purposely be posting a picture of it because in all my other selfies I try SO hard to hide it. Summer is always full of anxiety because of it. When I was in elementary school, Kids used to think it was dirt and make fun of me. The other thing, if you haven’t noticed,  is there is a huge scar across my armpit (its on the other one too) I have a skin disease called HS and the flares you get from those almost resemble a boil but under the skin. I’ve been dealing with that since I was 11. At the age of 16 I had to have surgery on my armpits to remove all of them. I won’t go in to detail but the recovery process after the surgery was brutal. Let’s just say it had to heal with open stitches. I had literal hoes in my arm pits. Yeah, good times. 

The third picture is to show the disfigurement of my back. I have scoliosis and scheuermann’s. Scoliosis is curves of the spine. I have two, one is 39 degrees, and the one in the lower lumbar area is 20 degrees. Scheuermann’s is another form of disfigurement. Its really hard to explain, Here’s a quote from wikipedia. –  “ Scheuermann’s disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with respect to the sagittal plane; that is, the posterior angle is often greater than the anterior. This uneven growth results in the signature “wedging” shape of the vertebrae “ 
Living with these two things have caused me so many problems. I am in pain constantly. And trying to find clothes can be almost impossible. I can only where sports bras because I can not find a “regular” bra with a big enough band to accommodate my curve. Dress shopping for school dances or anything was hell. It’s little things like that which make me feel “not normal”. And once again, I can’t believe I’m posting a picture of my back on purpose, because I always try to hide my back and posture in photos. 

Invisible disabilities 

when I was around 13 I had a colonoscopy to try and determine why the hell my stomach was giving me so much trouble. I was diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome. IBS ruined my schooling. I missed half the year, EVERY YEAR in middle school. In high school I decided to just get my GED because It was too much for me, and the school did NOT accommodate me as they should have. They thought I was lying, exaggerating, just didnt feel like going to class. IBS is something you deal with every day. Granted, some days are better than others but its constantly in the back of your mind. 

Depression, and anxiety had also started to take over my life around the time I left school, which as most of you guys know from my blog, I still struggle with mental illness to this day. 

Around the time they found the discoloration of my skin, someone decided we should do blood work and check everything out. I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I had a liver biopsy to get more information. We then found out my liver enzymes were high enough that I was looking at a future liver transplant. Which luckily never happened because I managed to get it under control, but that took years. no one I knew my age had these “problems.” I couldn’t relate to other kids. We also found out from the results of that blood work that my thyroid was barely functioning, aka hypothyroidism.  and to top it off I had been officially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar was and is all over the place. My doctors want to put me on insulin but are actually giving me one more shot (no pun intended) to try and get my blood sugar down on my own. I am slightly terrified. 

at 14 I was told I had polycystic ovary syndrome. I hadn’t had a period before, and once again they did bloodwork, and found out I have a hormone imbalance- too many male hormones. Which causes facial hair (I’m very lucky that I don’t have this any worse than I do.) and that explains why I don’t have regular periods. When I do get a period, it feels like I’m being attacked from the inside. Almost like my body doesn’t understand what the hells going on. 

,After going to the emergency room 5 times for a nebulizer they diagnosed me with asthma decided to prescribe an inhaler- finally. 

and last but not least the reasoning behind the medicine picture

This was to put it into a visual. All of it. I take so many medicines every single day. It’s taken me years to accept that I need medicine to basically function, and thats okay. I am so proud of myself for coming this far. It has been anything but easy. I have to constantly remind myself that I am beautiful.That I can still be unproportioned, have discoloration, and multiple other things- and still be beautiful. My disabilities don’t make me any less. 

I don’t talk about them as often as I should. I have so many friends who don’t even know all of this about me. Without meaning to, I hide my disabilities as often as possible. That is what we are taught in society. Well, fuck that. 

Here’s to every single one of you that has been made to feel like a burden, who have been constantly told if you just lose weight everything will be fixed,, who has dealt with the school and been treated like shit. To those who can’t get out of bed most of the time, and to those who still try too. You’re all my fucking hero’s. 

Smile More

Title: Smile More

Word count: 1,133

Summary: In which Percy finds Annabeth utterly and amazingly cute, it didnt help that she wore a skirt today. Drabble.

Note: wtf I can never come up with a decent summary for one-shots. Originally posted to my ff.net which you could find here . 

Percy didn’t know how he started taking a certain liking in Annabeth Chase. They were different. Entirely, worlds apart kind of different. He didn’t like her at first, being partnered for an assignment is never the correct way to make a friend, but even after she received her grade Percy still found her ringing on his doorbell every thursday, asking to study. 

It might’ve warmed his beat up heart just a little to know that someone out there cared enough to at least (persistently) try to be his friend.  

They didn’t talk much. Mostly just sarcastic remarks that made them both happy whether they’d admit it or not. Not to forget the taunting smirks from Percy, also. He liked to tease her, but she always bit back. 

They weren’t very close either, just close enough for both of them to call the other a dipshit without really minding. 

He knew one of the reasons she chose his place over the library was because his household was quiet, and even though Percy was a whole messy mess himself, it gave Annabeth somewhat of a reassurance that there were nobody else in the room she had to look happy for besides Sally. Which, over the three weeks they’ve been working together, had became like the mother she never had. 

Annabeth came from a rich family. She wore sweaters and jeans to school mostly, not skirts or dressed like you’d expect from a girl like her. She was polite to it seemed everyone but Percy, and maybe that was why he liked her. 

Percy learned that Annabeth liked owls. He learned that she was even more intelligent than she appeared, and that her mom left when she was only five, that she was heartbroken but by time, still didn’t forgive much less give a shit. If she’s didn’t show her face for 12 years its a clear sign she isn’t gonna show it very soon, she said. A family member is someone who takes care of you and has been there for you, biologically speaking, she’s just someone who gave birth to me. she’s not part of my family. 

He was entranced, because Percy had never met anyone as deep and meaningful as Annabeth. Someone so straight forward and well spoken, who knew bullshit when she saw it. Throw her good looks into the picture and she was practically a goddess. He didn’t know how in hell he didn’t notice her until this year. 

Annabeth learned that Percy liked the color blue. Anything blue (or black) you could easily bribe him with. She learned he liked piercings. A lot. As is the metal on his face didn’t give away the memo. She learned that despite their social differences, they had quite the things in common. Both of them appreciated good alternative music, for starters. Both of them knew someone who left them, secondly. 

She liked him, because he was different. He didn’t really care what people thought of him, he said that was lame. As long as I like myself, thats all that really matters. Percy swam against the tide, and Annabeth liked that. 

Percy tapped his fingers on the table to some song he recognized Annabeth playing at his apartment last week. It was Biology, their only class together, and Percy was so bored that the only thing that seemed to interest him was the fact that Annabeth wore a skirt today instead of her usual denim jeans. And she didn’t look bad. Like, at all.

She had her grey hoodie pulled down low, so the only part of a skirt that could be seen was two inches of  black fabric. Leaving her long, tan legs visible to Percy’s wandering eyes. But he couldn’t stare at her directly, that’d be way too obvious, especially since Annabeth was observant. Even with her sitting two rows ahead of him (he sat in the back back) to the right, so he settled with glancing every so often from the corner of his eye, trying to imprint her perfect figure into his brain so he wouldn’t have to keep looking at her. But damn, Annabeth was so fucking attractive. 

They both didn’t have any friends in that class, only the two of them, so it wasn’t very hard to get Annabeth alone when the period ended. 

Percy pushed through the crowd of students to get to her. A couple of them shot him dirty looks, but their fault for taking their sweet time.

Her hair was down as usual, with bobby pins holding her long bangs to the side. Percy remembered her telling him that it was so she can actually see without having to push the mess from her eyes every few minutes. He thought it was adorable. 

“Wearing a skirt today I see." 

Annabeth glared at him with her piercing grey eyes, that created such a good color contrast with her blonde hair and naturally pink lips. Percy was momentarily distracted. 

"Everything else is in the laundry. I didn’t want to come to school smelling like garbage, unlike someone I know."  She gave him a  pointed look.

"Gods, Wise Girl. You’re acting like I said you looked bad.” Annabeth rolled her eyes, but the faint blush that crept up onto her cheeks was not to be unseen. Percy smirked. 

“Shut up." 

He smiled, white teeth beaming as she punched his shoulder. He couldn’t feel very much, it was obviously a playful act, but he couldn’t not smile at a frustrated/ annoyed/ emberessed Annabeth. He couldn’t. 

” Hey, you should smile more.“ Annabeth said slowly as if she were making an observation she was unsure of. Then she added on, "It makes you look better.”

Now it was Percy’s turn to blush. The heat warmed his cheeks in a way that infuriated him, he had no control over blushing. He hoped he wasn’t sweating by now. So, having a head full of kelp, he said something only Percy Jackson would say, “You should shut the fuck up more." 

 It was still rotation time, and Percy guessed they probably had two or three minutes before the bell rang and signaled class. But the two of them were still walking at a good pace, and so he decided not to say anything about it. Plus, the wide grin that Annabeth had plastered on her face after he said what he said was definitely worth being late for.

Marinette and The Adrien Schedule

I just had a brainwave.

Most Miraculers know of Marinette’s ‘Adrien Schedule’ and, like many people, I found that little fact pretty creepy. I get that Marinette is supposed to be crushing so hard and tends to go a little overboard but I’ve never met anyone who has their crushes schedule, celebrity or otherwise. Even Alya is a bit disturbed by this. It also seems completely at odds with the idea that Marinette likes Adrien for Adrien, not The Adrien Agreste™ (as we see in ‘Origins’). It seems more like something a (very very rabid) fangirl would do.

Then as I was reading this post, @thewalkingweapon pointed something interesting out when dating ‘Chronogirl’. It’s on the schedule.

Why would Marinette include that on her ‘Adrien Schedule’? I mean, sure he was there but the main event was Alix and Kim’s bet. 

So lightbulb moment.

What if it’s not ‘Adrien’s Schedule’?

What if it’s Marinette’s Calendar with Adrien’s Schedule on it? (Which frankly makes a lot more sense and is a lot less creepy.) (And yes, there is a difference.)

Adrien is a busy kid. Modelling, fencing, Chinese, basketball and other events. Poor cat son barely has time to breathe, let alone go to say; A class bet.

What if Marinette got a hold of Adrien’s Schedule (maybe from him or Nino) so she could organise some things around his schedule

A few other things like the ‘Dinner with Thomas’, ‘Dinner with Young Sun’ and ‘volunteering at the abandoned kitten centre’ could actually be Marinette’s schedule. 

On March 16, there’s a line that translates to ‘Out with Friends’. 

On April 13, a line translates to ‘Appointment with his Father’ (while not entirely out of the realm of possibilities for Adrien to have appointments with dear ol’ Gabriel [which frankly is just plain sad] it seems more likely that it’s Marinette who has the appointment since ‘Mr Pigeon’ happens on May 18. So it might be a combination of wishful thinking and an animation error). 

May 23, ‘Dinner with Adrien’. Which happens after ‘Mr Pigeon’ and most likely, after the photo shoot.

(I sat and watched the scene when the schedule first appears. You can’t really get a clear view of what was written on that schedule.)

Marinette can be forgetful (ie, forgetting to sign Adrien’s present) so having a pull-down calendar isn’t that much of stretch. I know that I tend to put things I wouldn’t think about often (like birthdays and going out) on my calendar rather than things I would think about like due dates for assignments. Marinette might have Adrien’s schedule so that when she finally stops stuttering around him, she already know when he might be available (like when she wants to ask him to the movies which is how we found out about it in the first place!). When taking that into account, the whole schedule thing doesn’t seem so creepy. 

If one of my friends had that kind of packed schedule, I’d ask for it so I’d know when they could be free.

I don’t think the pull-down Schedule is totally because of Marinette’s crazy crush. Part of it might just be her being a good friend and planning in advance when Adrien might be free to hang out. Like he said in ‘Origins’, “I’ve never been to school before. I’ve never had friends. It’s all sort of new to me.” Wouldn’t any good friend try to work around his busy schedule?

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--Art and Other Things--

Originally posted by yoon-to-the-oh


Pairing: Taeyong/ Reader

Genre: Fluff

Summary: He didn’t like art. In fact he could care less. But she did, and maybe it was worth the boredom. 

Authors note: I’ve actually been holding onto this one for a really long time. I think I wrote this like a month ago, but it’s hereeee. Hope you enjoy this one(:

It’s not that you didn’t like school. But sitting for hours listening to the monotonous voice of your Art History teacher wasn’t the most exciting thing.

But the class did have its redeemable qualities, like the option for field trips. Your class had made its way to the local Art museum, skipping school to decipher the meaning of each piece.

You took this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world around you. The expert strokes and carefully sculpted parts of each piece, created a story that you were desperate to learn about. The history enticed you and this field trip couldn’t have been a better option. Yet, while you had chosen this course upon your own interest, others had less relevant motives. It often ranged from getting art credits, or filling in an off period, or sometimes it was getting the attention of certain girl they didn’t quite understand.

Whatever the case was it didn’t matter to you. You had already strayed away from your group and mindlessly swirled up and down the exhibits, enjoying your time alone.

 You stopped for a moment to stare at a piece but while you tried to keep your eyes on the art, you couldn’t help but feel a pair of eyes on you.

“You’re staring,“ you mumble without looking away. You heard a light laugh from a boy behind you. Your hand lightly traced your lips and jaw as you observed the piece in front of the two of you.

He nodded at this statement, unable to deny it. With his eyes not faltering from your figure he answered in a melodious voice,“I know.” You rolled your eyes and caught his gaze. The sudden eye contact startled you and you turned your body to get a better look at him. You’ve seen him before, quite often actually.

The two of you didn’t know many people in your small class, so you found comfort in casually sitting together. Neither one of you asked questions about each other and that might’ve been a unspoken agreement when he silently took his seat. You two knew enough about each other anyways. His name was Taeyong, you confirmed this after glancing at the top of his quiz once, but the name definitely wasn’t foreign to you. You heard it uttered between the crowds in the hallways, sparking your curiosity every now and then. Girls spoke of how terribly dreamy he was, always sincere and genuine to the ones around him. The school went crazy over figuring him out. He was the boy who could have any girl he wanted, yet he simply brushed every one that tried to make a move. Little did they know it was because there was already one girl who caught his attention, and that girl was busy trying to admire the artwork.  

You quirked your head to the side, raising an eyebrow at him, “Are you going to stop?”

The boy only shrugged, before answering you one more time.“Probably not.” 

You crossed your arms, only to be mimicked by Taeyong. The gap between you two became smaller as you took a step closer to him. A smile rested sideways on his face and you took the time to actually look at him. You never had the chance to look at Taeyong in class. Sure you glanced at each other as he showed up late and you greeted each other with a slight nod, but you never really looked at him. You never noticed the way his hair rested in a perfect kind of chaos , or how his eyes were filled such a sweet sincerity you couldn’t take your eyes off of them, or how his smile carried a childish tone to it. You coughed for moment trying to keep your composure and hide the fact that you were staring too.

“What exactly are you doing?”

“Just admiring the art, that’s all” You scrunched your nose in dislike and a giggle followed after. Taeyong couldn’t help but smile in reaction to your laugh. It had to have been the prettiest thing he had witnessed to date, well with the exception of seeing you.  

“That’s so lame,” you replied as he nodded his head in agreement.

“I know, I’m sorry. I’ll make it up to you by keeping you company.”

You pondered the offer for a moment, already knowing your answer. A soft smile escaped your lips and you gestured for him to follow you as you walked away. He complied instantly and the moment that followed was fairly quiet but the two of you had already found comfort in the silence. 

After a brief moment, you almost forgot Taeyong was even there. He quietly followed you around, still more focused on you than the art. He watched you attentively decipher each piece, trying to understand the story behind it. You bit your lip as an impulse, which was something you always did when you were trying to concentrate. This something Taeyong distinctly remembered about you. That, and how you smile whenever someone mentions pizza, or how you’re terrible at hiding your laughter when it’s not appropriate, or how you are probably the prettiest girl Taeyong has ever seen. Ever. But of course, looks wasn’t the only thing that Taeyong admired. He was infatuated by your passion and your genuine nature. A lot like his. Whenever there was time left in class, he would listen to you rambling about your in beliefs. He decided he wouldn’t minded listening to your voice every day if he had the option.  

Yet, every morning, when the bell indicated the end of class, you were out of his sights before he could put his thoughts together. He dismissed the idea of finding you throughout the day in a pursuit to “stay cool.” Which, around you, it proved to be a difficult task.

 Taeyong didn’t hesitate to spark another conversation between the two of you after a decent amount of time. “What so cool about it anyways?”

“Whats so cool about what?” You turned your head toward him and for once, his gaze was on the artwork. Trying to understand it like you did. He gestured his hand to the painting, sending you a questioning look.

“All of it. You took this class for a reason, I’m just curious.”

You pondered your answer for a second before finding the right words, “Do you like stories Taeyong?” He nodded as a form of reply and you went on, “They’re pretty interesting, right. Well, thats how it is with art too. It takes a story, and puts into a sculpture, or a painting. Entire cultures can be figured out through a vase. The birth and demise of a hero can be depicted in one piece. A tragedy can be painted into the smallest details. I don’t know, I just really like putting these kinds of things together, that’s why I took this class. Why are you taking this class Taeyong?” He seemed startled at the question as if he didn’t expect it to come up. Especially not coming from you. He searched his mind for the right words, and how to perfectly lace them together so he didn’t look like a complete idiot.

“Uh- I don’t know. I guess I like art,” his voice trailed off already hearing how tacky his lie sounded, “and other things…” You laughed at his reply, curious for an elaboration. 

“What does that mean? And other things?” 

This was his chance. This was his moment to fess up to you. He could finally tell you the real reason he had taken this stupid art class even though he couldn’t wrap his head around any piece he studied. He could tell you he wanted to see you every morning and hear your soft voice next to him. He could tell you that he wish he could sit in that class all day, just to be near you. He could finally tell you. 

“Just the true beauty of the world you know? I like looking at it.” He shrugged and mentally cursed himself for being so vague. 

You furrowed your eyebrows but let it go, “alright, sounds fake but I’ll go with it.” You laughed and continued walking. 

All while Taeyong sighed and continued walking beside you. Except this time, he looked at each piece, really looked at them and tried to understand them like you. But each time he would give up in frustration. None of these pieces were beautiful. None of them interested him. None of them caught his attention. Because to his dismay, he was already walking next to the finest piece of art that put the rest to shame. And maybe one day he would tell her that.

Touch (Weiss/Ruby) (Explicit)

A/N: A late birthday present to funblade. Hope you enjoy.

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Though they both had distant fathers and absent mothers, Ruby grew up in a warm and loving environment. Close knit and open with affection, she overcame the initial resistance in order to bring Weiss into that world. There wasn’t a very high likelihood that it was intentional, but the end result was the same: she started touching her more.

Whether combing through her ivory hair before bedtime or briefly pressing a kiss to her cheek while zipping down the hallways to their separate classes, Ruby was easy and free with her affection.

Though Weiss was very rarely ever alone, she was often lonely. Even during dinner surrounded by close family friends and her own nuclear unit, conversations were muted and guarded, polite, political, and context-heavy. Her own personality didn’t lend itself well to public displays of affection to begin with; her upbringing merely cemented it.

Breath coming out in a fine mist, Weiss was glad for once that Ruby insisted on holding her hand wherever they went. They fit neatly together, warmer than the gloves she had forgotten back at the dorm. Her other hand was busy tapping on her scroll, shooting out a message to her father, texting her sister, and occasionally flicking the tab over to check what news could be gleaned about the attack a few months previously.

Ruby wasn’t as vigilant; she swung their hands between them, humming happily under her breath. “So you’ve really never been to the Solemn Nights before.”

She found the name misleading, considering the amount of property destruction that often served as an epilogue to the events. “We have different traditions where I’m from,” was Weiss’ reply, distant and distracted. “They involve a lot more reverence and lot less burning gigantic Grimm effigies.”

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Number One Fan

Request: But damn, fr he really is beautiful. Wonwoo scenario where you’re a fan completing him (not just looks) and he’s all smitten and blushing. And he remembers you as his #1 fan the next time yall meet and then the rest is to your imagination. ❤

A/N: This was so much fun to write omg thank u angel for requesting this. (also check out her blog im a beta for her :):) ) This isaround 2k of disgusting fluff

  • So you’re at a fanmeet or something where you get to have some one on one time together, and you’re mentally preparing the whole time about how you’re going to introduce yourself to him, because you want to make a lasting impression.
  • When you finally get to being in front of him, you shyly smile, bow your head and say “I think you’re one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever gotten to see, inside and out”
  • Wonwoo is definitely very surprised because usually when fans come up to him in fan meets its for him to sign something, or they say the classic “Wonwoo oppa saranghae!!!!” which he has learned to smile and nod through.
  • He doesn’t really know what to say because saying that someone is beautiful inside and out is a lot to hear, especially from someone that he finds so cute.
  • He sheepishly smiles back at you, murmuring his thanks. He scratches the back of his neck and mentions that nobody has ever said something like that to him, and their compliments are usually much more shallow.
  • You look confused, because how has nobody told him how good of a person he is? Don’t these people who come here claim to love him?
  • You tell him that you wanted to let him know how you felt about him, and that he seemed like a very genuine person, loving to perform and more than willing to make the sacrifices he has to in order to see the effect he has on people.
  • He smiles warmly, and thanks you again. He tells you that you must be beautiful on the inside too with all the kind words and you blush a little and he can’t help but think that you look adorable when blushing.
  • After a few more words exchanged, your time together was over and you wished him luck in the future and he said that he hopes the two of you meet again.
  • The words stick in the back of your mind for a long time after that, the fact that Wonwoo actually told you that he hopes you meet again.
  • Luck seemed to be on your side because it’s only a week or so after the fanmeet that you happen to see a few of the members of seventeen in a café you go to a lot.
  • Wonwoo is in that group, and his eyes light up in recognition as he scans the coffee shop absent mindedly. He waves to you, and motions for you to come closer.
  • When you walk up to him, he smiles warmly and greets you. You’re surprised that he recognizes you, let alone decided to start a conversation.
  • “Um I know we only met once, but I feel like I should know my number one fan’s name” Wonwoo smiles, hands fidgeting on the paper coffee cup in anxiousness or awkwardness, you couldn’t really tell
  • You tell him your name and he smiles, saying that it’s a pretty name. You were still surprised that he remembered you, and as his number one fan no less. You blush a little at his words, trying not to admit how nice it felt for him to compliment you.
  • Wonwoo practically abandons the members, making conversation with you the whole time. It wasn’t much, you sharing your general interests outside of seventeen of course. He loves that you get a sparkle in your eye when talking about the things you love, whether or not he likes them too.
  • You talk back and forth for what feels like a few minutes, but shortly later Joshua steps in, smiles to you then apologizes that Wonwoo has a schedule to attend to, and that he really has to go.
  • Wonwoo looks visually upset, but then his eyes light up with an idea.
  • “hey uh… I think you’re really cool… would u wanna…” he trails off when he speaks, unsure of his words when Joshua takes the younger’s phone and brings up the add contact screen.
  • “he wants your number.” Joshua states, getting increasingly impatient because he doesn’t want to be yelled at for being late to practice.
  • So of course you agree and put in your contact info into his phone, and he texts you a simple hello, and you read his number back to him. He nods in affirmation and you add his contact into your phone.
  • You kind of can’t believe what happened when you get home that day, and spend the night staring at the “hello” in your phone’s inbox.
  • You don’t end up texting him that night, but the next morning when you wake up, there is a single message in your phone’s inbox
  • 8:46am Good morning y/n, I hope my number one fan rested well J
  • You smile dumbly to yourself, kicking your feet underneath your blanket and you swipe open your phone to respond.
  • 8:53am Ya! You better have rested well too. I am your number one fan after all ^-^
  • You smile through your whole morning routine, humming a happy tune to yourself in the shower and playing cheesy music while you get dressed. You check your phone again and it’s a cute selca of Wonwoo with a roll of kimbap
  • 8:53am I’m eating! Are you happy?? You better be eating too!! You have to be healthy and strong to support me forever J
  • You smile but check the time and realize you are running late for class, and grab and apple and run out the door.
  • You manage to get a picture of you with the apple and caption it
  • 8:56am running late >< this is all I could have but I will have a big lunch to make up for it!!
  • The two of you text back and forth in bursts throughout the day, Wonwoo being able to respond at weird times in the day because of his hectic schedules. You always try to make time for him.
  • As his number one fan, you of course run a blog about him, to which you are extremely dedicated. Every time you read a fluff about him, you can’t help but imagine the sheepish smile you’ve seen before in front of your own eyes, not through a screen. The few interactions you’ve had with him fuel your feelings for him.
  • Objectively you know this is no good and he probably isn’t interested in you like that, just thinks it’s fun to interact with a fan but one dedicated enough that he doesn’t need to put on a stage persona, just the thought that maybe he wanted to contact you because he thought you were cute kept you going.
  • You message each other frequently throughout the next month, and you feel like even after you met him in real life and tried to stamp out your feelings for him, they only grew stronger.
  • Then one night, you’re about to go to bed and then a stream of notifications lights up your screen. You open your phone and they’re a bunch of messages from Wonwoo. You smile and read the messages.
  • 1:49am did u know ur really cute?
  • 1:49am I think abt u a lot
  • 1:49am u would look good in my sweaters
  • 1:49am NO SEUNGKWAN IM NOT DRUNK TEXTING HER I JUST HAPPEN TO BE TEXTING HER AND IM DRUNK
  • 1:50am oh well
  • 1:50am im just saying it may be the alcohol talking but the brain was already thinking it
  • You blush furiously at the messages, heart beating fast as you read the messages. Seeing that he was drunk made a lot of sense given the messages, but his confession was still a confession none the less. His words weren’t misspelled enough for him to be too drunk to remember what he had said, and you locked your phone again and stared into your dark room, thinking intensely.
  • In the morning you wake up with a yawn, the events of last night brushed off as a dream that seemed far too realistic. You unlock your phone and see the messages you thought were a dream still there, along with a few new ones.
  • 9:47am oh my god
  • 9:47am I am so sorry
  • 9:48am I know you read them I don’t want to make you uncomfortable im sorry
  • 9:49am If you hate me forever that’s okay just please don’t tell anyone
  • Your heart swells, he got as close as he will to a confession as you think he ever will, but to completely make sure you text him back
  • 9:53am Is everything you said last night true? Do you honestly think that way about me?
  • You hold your breath when it shows that the message was read, and the bubbles on your screen indicating that he’s typing is one of the most stressful things you’ve ever seen.
  • 9:54am …yes
  • You squeal in your bed, eyes lighting up and you smile so widely your cheeks will hurt if you don’t stop soon, and you quickly type out a response to not leave the boy hanging
  • 9:54am did you think I would be mad???
  • 9:54am this is literally a number one fan’s dream come true!! I’m happy!!
  • You were ready to ramble on about how excited you were about his confession, but the three dots indicating his typing stopped you from doing so.
  • 9:55am can you come to the dorm? I kinda wanna see you….
  • He texts you the address and you hurry over, throwing on something that looked nice but didn’t take too long to put together as you sped over to the dorm.
  • You texted him when you had arrived, too worried that knocking or ringing the doorbell would disrupt the other members, and you stood outside anxiously tugging at the hem of your shirt until the door opened and Wonwoo looked at you, still in his pajamas.
  • He smiled widely and opened the door for you to come in, and as soon as you entered the room he embraced you in a warm hug
  • “I thought that-“ He started, mumbling into the crook of your neck “I thought that you wouldn’t like me like that because you only knew stage me,” He held you tighter, as if you would leave him if he didn’t hold on. “and real me quite frankly isn’t as cool or perfect.”
  • You broke the hug to look up into his eyes, eyes swimming with emotion.
  • “if you ever think that you’re not good enough im going to beat you up” you laugh weakly, lightly smacking him on the arm. “I’m some nobody and you, the Jeon Wonwoo with the cute glasses and lame jokes likes me. I’m the luckiest person in the world”
  • Wonwoo gives you a serious look, and says “you’re not some nobody,” he says, hand coming to yours and interlacing your fingers
  • After the confession Wonwoo seems to be a lot shyer around you, but doesn’t hesitate to compliment you often or let you borrow his sweaters which is quickly becoming one of your favorite parts about him.
  • They just smell like him and they’re so freaking warm that you cant help but roll around in them as often as you can
  • The first real date you have (since according to mingyu coming to the dorm and eating with them and cuddling with Wonwoo on the couch doesn’t really count as a date) is at a movie theatre. The two of you brush arms occasionally and you couldn’t help but with he would grab your hand
  • Wonwoo really wants to grab your hand
  • During the movie, you each keep to yourselves for the most part
  • Once Wonwoo has the popcorn in his lap, and you reach over him to grab a handful as Wonwoo turns his face towards you to say something, and your lips brush
  • You both pull away, faces turning bright red and as you stare blankly at the screen, you touch your lips with a smile on your face because you weren’t expecting that, but you definitely wouldn’t mind having his soft lips properly against yours
  • Wonwoo really wants to kiss you now.

anonymous asked:

I saw some script about Will's students staring at him and will being oblivious and just want to read a oblivious will fic! There is not enough of them! You wonderful human being, can you write one pleaseeeee. Also i absolutely adore you works, especially your tags <3

“Do you get these often?” Hannibal held the letter in both hands, pinching it at its corners as he was unwilling to touch it more than that. Handwritten with long loping cursive that was more messy than elegant, in Hannibal’s humble opinion. It smelled like cheap lavender. There was a lipstick kiss–deep red, smelling and looking as cheap as the perfume–where the signature was meant to be. 

–meet you in your office after class, I’ll be there waiting on my knees–

Distasteful. Horrid. Hannibal wanted to burn it. Instead he set it back on Will’s desk and made a quick note to wash his hands as quickly as possible. For now he quietly unfolded his handkerchief and cleaned the invisible remnants of the love letter off of himself. 

He settled on burning the handkerchief at home. It would be very cathartic. 

Will barely looked up from the crime scene photographs. Blasé about the entire situation–ordeal, really, if Hannibal were to place it into a category. And he did. 

An offensive, inappropriate ordeal.

“A few of them every semester. The students get bored and just want a cheap laugh from the weird professor. It’s really nothing.” Will said, smiling thinly.

A spike of something settled uncomfortably in Hannibal’s chest. He didn’t quite know which to pick at first. Will’s obvious self esteem issues or the fact that that many students had left that many letters.

“You don’t see these as genuine?”

Will looked at him oddly. “I see them as little pranks. You’d think being at Quantico they’d have grown out of it by now, but a school is still a school even when the kids are in their twenties.”

“And it doesn’t upset you?”

Will shrugged. “After the first few I was uncomfortable, but at this point. I just think it’s a waste of paper.” Will looked up at him, straightening to give Hannibal a level stare that was more amused than Hannibal thought the ordeal warranted. “It’s really nothing.”

“And yet it’s a persistent nothing.” Hannibal said. He circled around the desk to Will’s side. The perfume stench was a little less and far more bearable now that he was closer to Will’s particular scent. “Do you think your students dislike you?”

“I think,” Will said slowly, lips twitching into that amused smile. “That you’re taking a joke way too seriously.” Hannibal didn’t respond, waiting him out. Will sighed. “They like me just fine. I’m a dick and maybe my comments on their papers can be a little passive aggressive, but I’m fair. They do good work, they get a good grade.”

“And that’s that?”

“Yep. That is that.” He put the photos back into their folder and the folder into his bag. The letter sat on the desk. Will picked it up, skimmed it and laughed. He turned to Hannibal, his eyes bright. “I’m sorry you had to read that. It’s worse than a cheap romance novel, I swear. These kids get desperate for any sort of entertainment near finals.”

“I think you’ve insulted the romance genre.”

Will’s smile turned into a grin and Hannibal preened. “Read a lot of those, huh?”

“I like to dabble in everything, even occasionally a sordid tale of the more carnal desires.” Hannibal said. “I think your admirer could use some work on their adjectives though.”

Will nodded. He folded the letter and promptly threw it in the trash bin. Happiness buzzed warmly inside of Hannibal. They made their way to the parking lot, Hannibal walking Will to his car.

“I think my favorite bit was,” Will paused to get his keys out, turning to face Hannibal. “’Your eyes are a sparkling oasis made of sea foam green to which I would like to swim in’. If only they were that loose in their actual essays.”

“It is a bit hard to swallow, yes. Sea foam green is subjective, depending on the light. Though I do agree your eyes are a very swimmable oasis.” 

Will dropped his keys, face going red as he picked them up and adjusted his bag and haltingly tried to not look above the knot of Hannibal’s tie. 

“That’s–” Will said. Hannibal smiled and kept smiling as Will strangled out a few words passed his flustered tongue. “I don’t know what to say. At all.”

Though he enjoyed watching this side of Will more than he could ever have thought, Hannibal also knew when too much was simply too much. 

“Just know my words are genuine.” Hannibal said and thrilled as Will’s cheeks darkened. Compliments were not easy to accept when they weren’t given often or taken with any weight. Will had built up no tolerance when faced with true, unflagging sincerity aimed squarely at the features he tried to ignore. 

“Did you–I mean,” Will scrambled for a change in topic. “Do you want to come over–so I can show you where everything is.” Will shook his head.” For when you watch the dogs?” Will said. His face scrunching up and his fingers lifting to adjust a pair of glasses that weren’t there. 

“I think I remember where everything was.”

“Yeah. I just. I got a new thermometer and it’s a bit tricky, I wouldn’t want you to freeze. Or my dogs to freeze. Just, no freezing in general. It’s a weird thermometer. I can just leave a note and maybe the instruction manual, too. Though I think I might have thrown that out.” Will covered his face with his hand, peeking out at Hannibal through his fingers. The scarlet bridging across his nose went wonderfully with his irritation. 

Hannibal was beginning to suspect that when it came to Will, too much was just perfect.

anonymous asked:

Sirius black Head canons plzzz

  • Growing up his family life was miserable. True to the Victorian model, he was cared for primarily by “servants”, in this case house elves 
  • Sirius always desired attention and company, no, he needed them 
  • The only person who gave him either was Regulus. 
  • Reg was the only highlight of life at home
  • Regulus was his best friend until he was eleven, even though they didn’t see eye to eye on everything
  • Somehow Reg didn’t hate their parents as much as Sirius did, but Sirius had gotten used to being the screw up, so he took much of the negative attention away from Reg, who generally behaved well anyway
  • When was sorted into Gryffindor, he and Regulus grew apart until they couldn’t speak civilly to each other 
  • Hogwarts was the first time he saw a glimmer of hope, a possibility that he could grow up to be different from his parents
  • James saw that immediately. He accepted Sirius, loved him like a brother, and made life seem exciting
  • James was like no one Sirius had ever met, he was an idealist, forever optimistic, forever loving, forever impressed with his own brilliance. Being with him was like surfacing for a breath after living your whole life underwater without even knowing it 
  • To James everything was an epic adventure 
  • Remus rounded out the group with his quiet but always appreciated 
  • And Peter, well Sirius wasn’t sure he liked him at first, he had kind of wormed his way into the group, but James and Remus liked having him around and his innocents and excitement was adorable  
  • Rules meant Sirius’ parents, and so he hated them all indiscriminately 
  • Hogwarts offered everything that his childhood home hadn’t, people, attention, opportunity to excel, space for exploration and comfort 
  • Everything Sirius did, he did all the way, if he was gonna date, he would date frequently, passionately and be open to men, women, and anyone in between 
  • If he was going to break rules, he was gonna break all the rules
  • If he was gonna care about someone, he would do anything for them
  • He always said that muggle music changed his life 
  • Although he loved the wizard world, he’d gown up with it and it represented a lot of good and a log of bad for him
  • But the muggle world was an escape. He loved the clothes and the music and the simplicity. Even their weird technology was kind of amazing to him 
  • To Sirius, freedom was like a drug and he was addicted. He always pushed the boundaries just because they existed 
  • Romping around on the full moons was the best thing in the world, cutting class and exploring the castle was thrilling at first but it got old.
  • Soon he and James were hexing, and going out of their way to break rules. 
  • Sirius lived for the adrenaline of the chase, for the self righteous shame of being scolded after rule breaking, for the looks of admiration mixed with fear 
  • But at home things only got worse and worse and worse with his parents and the most painful part was that Reg wouldn’t even look at him these days 
  • Fifth year was the worst year of his life. The summer before was hell and when he got home to Hogwarts he was angrier than he’d ever been. And it made him even more impulsive. He started hexing people more frequently and often over almost nothing. He tried to get people to dare him to wrestle the giant squid of cuss out Dumbledore.   
  • Sure his impulsiveness and anger and abundance of energy worried his friends somewhat, but even the rage was easier to deal with than the hollowness he felt late at night 
  • The really amazing thing was that after all the crazy, dangerous, irresponsible, some down right wrong, things he’d done, James and his parents still welcomed him into their home. It was the single greatest cause for gratitude in his life
  • In hindsight he credited James with his survival. James grew up, became more responsible but more importantly he started to care about people
  • The Death Eaters support was growing and James became suddenly kind, interested in protecting good and innocent people 
  • And he brought Sirius with him.
  • Lily was great too. For a long time he called her Yoko Ono, but before long she was one of his closest friends. 
  • Together they spent hours browsing muggle shops, discussing boys and girls, rocking out to their favorite rock bands, and talking about James  
  • In his seventh year and after, Sirius became less interested in dating. Instead he surrounded himself with friends. Aside from the Marauders he preferred female friends because he said they were more trust worthy and had better judgment (primarily of style and men, two of his favorite topics) 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering, you don't have to do this if you don't want to or if you're too busy or whatever, if you have any tips on doing french characters? I'm thinking of putting a french character in my book and was wondering about maybe some stuff about english/american that's weird to you or something just like, about the french people? Again, you can totally ignore this if you're uncomfortable or if you don't have time, I know you're a busy gal. It would just be super great if you could ^.^

Hi anon ^^

It’s a tricky question because French people can be very different according to the place they live, their social or ethnic background, their education or just because of the fact that we are all different but I’m gonna try to tell you about “general trends” and our relationship with Americans. Here is a (certainly incomplete) list, in no particular order.

- French people have a pretty “dry” and dark sense of humor. If they are a bit “mean” to you, it means that they like you and that you are a part of their circle. Think South Park, Georges Carlin, Chris Rock and even for some people, Jimmy Carr. Also, all the “white guuurls” jokes don’t  make any sense to us. It doesn’t mean that we don’t joke about racial stuff but it’s different. So yeah, we are often pretty violent verbally, but it doesn’t mean we are angry. It can be a bit baffling for foreigners because they don’t know when we are joking or when we are really angry.

- We don’t have the same racial stereotypes. For instance, this racist cliché about black people liking watermelon or chicken is beyond understanding for a French. I remember this hilarious French forum thread about Mary J. Blige being called out because she was in that Burger King commercial 4-5 years ago. People were outraged and didn’t understand why it was such a problem. “If this damn woman wants to be in a commercial, it’s her problem!” - “I don’t understand. Is it because she’s a rap artist and it’s not good for her image?” - “Are vegans not happy or something?”. And it’s finally after the 50th comment that someone explained that the association “chicken/black people” could be seen as racist in the USA and the whooole thread went O____o

- Ok, sorry about that one but….the American “PC culture”. It doesn’t mean that in France everything is allowed or that we are not offended by precise topics, it means that we often have the impression that American are offended by the tiniest things. Whether it’s objectively true or false doesn’t matter: it’s the general impression that we have. For instance, in political debate shows in France, when someone is easily offended, you can be sure that at a  moment or another you are gonna have a “We are not in the USA” (or more recently “We are not in Sweden” - Sorry Sweden :S) from one of the participants.

- No, we don’t hate Americans for fuck’s sake. Ok, sometimes, we tend to see Americans as a bit arrogant (but we see ourselves as fucking arrogant too, don’t worry) but we have for instance nothing against American tourists. We also have a great respect for WW2 veterans:

(US army veteran Jack Schlegel, 91 y.o at the time, in front of the street named after him.)

- Everything is the government’s fault and the government should do something about it (whatever the problem of the moment is)…but on the other hand, it shouldn’t interfere too much either. xD

- French people have no problem finding ways to get around the law when they judge the law is restricting their everyday life and that “we can’t do anything anymore in this fucking country”. Simple example. Before, in cafés and restaurants, you had a smoking and a non-smoking area. It stopped when an anti-smoking law was voted and that all the bars, cafés and restaurants had to become 100% non-smoking. Do you know what happened? The shop owners installed heating devices in the restaurant terraces to give people the possibility to smoke outside and then, they closed the terraces with some sort of plastic wraps. You are outside and inside at the same time. Inside because you are hot and you can eat like in a normal restaurant but outside in regard of the French law.

- We love to complain, we are big mouths. That’s our way of communicating. For instance, this is how French illustrator Uderzo sees us (and it’s also one of the most famous gags in French comics: A fight that starts because of the bad smell of the fish shop. You have one in every volume of Astérix)

- We are a bit pessimistic. We are individualistic (you can see it in the way people act toward each other in the streets, they don’t care about other) but we see the ideas of solidarity and fraternity as important (don’t fucking touch to the NHS). It’s a fucking contradiction. We are also a bit disorganized but as it’s our way of living we don’t realize it. It drives tourists and foreigners living in France nuts.

- We don’t open easily and sometimes we can see as suspicious someone who asks too many questions, particularly in Paris (less in the south, though)

- There’s a great hypocrisy concerning money. We live in a country where the notion of social classes is very important to us, where rich people are often despised and not seen as examples and where we don’t talk about how much we earn…but a lot of us want to be rich: we spent millions of Euros a year in lottery games. Speaking of social classes…

- Our relationship to communism is different. At the time where USA were obsessed to know who was communist and who was not, the communist party was one of the strongest parties in France, particularly among the working class. Consequently, it’s not unusual for a French to have a communist grand-father. In other words don’t freak out if you hear someone says “My grand Pa, who was a member of the Communist Party in the 70′s…”

- Lunch break is important. It baffles foreigners to see how long we take to have lunch even when we are busy. And we are obsessed with “good” food too. Yes, that one is true…even if we are the #1 European con summers when it comes hamburgers. Once again: contradiction.

- Hugging people. That’s not natural at all. Either we kiss people on the cheeks (2 times or 3 times or even 4 times depending on people or on the region they are from. It can awkward sometimes because you never know how many times someone will kiss you), either we shake their hands but hugging feels very…intimate and awkward.

- Secularity. We don’t joke with that shit. The US President ending his speeches with “God bless America” is something you will never see in France. The French President ends up his speeches with “Long live the Republic, long live France”, no reference to God.

- We don’t care about what politicians do with their private life and we don’t expect apologies when it happens. If they cheat on their wife or have 5 mistresses, it’s their problem. When the affair between President Hollande and Julie Gayet became public, a lot of people were not happy that he cheated on his partner, Valérie Trierveiler but the main concern was that he did all this using the tax payers money…and that he got caught because honestly, François, it’s not good for the image of the country.

(At least, we had fun with “scooter memes”)

- There’s a French obsession around a graduation degree called “The Baccalauréat”. French parents ABSOLUTELY want their kids to have this degree…while complaining that this degree has no value anymore because French schools have turned into an idiot factory (”une usine à crétins”)

- There’s a kind of “rivalry” between Paris and the rest of France. Parisians seem to see themselves as better than the rest of the country (it’s not my fault if it’s true…just saying. What? Yes, I’m a Parisian, how did you realize?) and the rest of France sees Parisian as grumpy, cold, despising, full of themselves, stressed sons of bitches. (ok, this is maybe true too but being amazing and fab comes with a price, ok?)

- Names. Like seriously enough with names like Yvette, Nicole or Robert if you write about someone who is in their 20-30′s. Nathan, Lucas, Léo, Gabriel, Timéo, Enzo, Louis, Raphaël, Arthur, Hugo, Jules, Ethan, Adam, Nolan, Tom, Noah, Théo, Sacha, Maël, Mathis. (most given boys names in 2015) and Emma, Lola, Chloé, Inès, Léa, Manon, Jade, Louise, Léna, Lina, Zoé, Lilou, Camille, Sarah, Eva, Alice, Maëlys, Louna, Romane, Juliette (most given girls names in 2015) are fine.
 
- France is a multi-ethnic country….

…so you can have a French character called Fatou or Sofiane. We have a lot of people from African or north-African descent, particularly in big cities. And exactly like French names, the trends have changed when it comes to the names of kids from north-African descents. For instance, bit less Mohamed and Fatima and more Rayan, Anis, Ilyès, or Sara. On the contrary, Asian kids (mainly with parents or grand-parents from China, Thailand, Vietnam) tend to have French names.

- We have a love/hate relationship with our national football team. They are a bunch of rude uneducated thugs with no values..except when they win, of course.

- We don’t care about striped shirts (at the exception of people from Brittany: striped shirts, the famous marinière, is imporiant) and mimes. Unless we are loaded, we don’t wear designer clothes.

- I don’t care what boring French movies with Louis Garrel show you, we don’t live in this kind of apartments (except for some rich people, of course):

And speaking of movies. A lot of French people pretend they know something/care about old movies but a lot of us have never seen a Nouvelle Vague movie. They are even considered as boring and pretentious.

- American supersize stuff. Is it really necessary? I mean, you can feed a family of 4 during two months with some of your portions.

- That thing below…

…is a fucking “pain au chocolat”. Don’t let people from the south west of France tell you it’s a “chocolatine”. They will try to fool you but stay strong my little one!

Voilà! The result of brainstorming with some friends. TLDR: We are loud, full of contradictions, nice if you understand our sense of humor and don’t touch to our NHS.

Good luck to you and happy writing. ♥

oiks-v  asked:

*slides in to your ask box after stalking your account and reading all of your stories* so... i heard requests were open? can you do a nalu hogwarts au? you don't have to do it, you must be very busy and that's perfectly fine. i just really love your writing (you're one of my writing role models) and you're so nice and here's a hug because hugs are amazing :D

*slides this into your notifications after reading your insanely nice message and how you were super nice and understanding with your request for an AU* much love to you, hon<33 and this AU was super fun to write!! It inspired me to want to write the next chapter of Balam Academy(:<

also to go along with this AU I used inspiration from this text post that I saw going around!!

so, without further ado, here’s a quick little hogwarts!au for nalu<33

Lucy didn’t quite understand the appeal behind a House swap, especially halfway into her fifth year. She had better things to do than watch over hot-headed Gryffindors for an entire month, but Flitwick had frowned at her when she said as much after the announcement one night at dinner.

Four students, one from each house, was (unfortunately) selected randomly to “experience new things and understand ones fellow students” by being placed in one of the other three houses.

Needless to say, Lucy Heartfilia was less than thrilled when she was handed the maroon and gold striped scarf the following evening.

“But what about my O.W.L.S? They’re coming up soon!” she exclaimed, resisting the urge to cringe at the House colors. Blue and silver was by far more pleasing to the eye; she didn’t want to give it up so easily.

“Miss Heartfilia, the exchange will only last for a month,” Professor McGonagall said breezily, her hands locked in front of her waist as she stood poised in front of the girl. “I’m sure a bright young witch such as yourself can keep up with her studies, even in a new surrounding.”

“But-but…” she winced, wringing her hands and no doubt wrinkling her new tie. “He’s in there.”

The professor pursed her lips at the mention of the boy. “I assure you,” she said in a flat tone. “I am only too aware of which House he belongs to. Now gather your things. Gryffindor House is expecting you.”


The Fat Lady was teasing her.

“Come on now, Miss Ravenclaw,” the painted woman crowed. “From what I was told, you’re nearly the top of your class! Where’s that infamous wit I’ve heard all about?” She laughed a deep, belly laugh. “Or was Knocker simply pulling my leg?”

Lucy was close to pulling her ponytail out in frustration. Getting into the Ravenclaw common room required the answer to a riddle, one that was normally fairly easy to figure out if one only took the time to think about it. But to know a password that changed so often? How was she to know some stupid, most likely made up word?

“I don’t know! Please just let me in…” the blonde sunk to her knees, exhausted and just wanting to get the first night in a new room over with.

“I would have figured a bright Ravenclaw would find this easy,” came a voice from behind her, causing the girl to grit her teeth hard enough to hurt her jaw.

Not. Him.

“Natsu Dragneel,” the Fat Lady chastised. “I’ve tried so hard to make this difficult for our new guest, so don’t you go ruining my fun. Oh, now, don’t look at me like that, dear,” she told Lucy’s distraught expression. The woman’s eyes looked kind, at the very least. “I’ve just always wanted the satisfaction of stumping a Ravenclaw, is all.”

“Oi now, Fat Lady, what’d the poor Raven ever do to you?”

They were both teasing her, Lucy realized. The very sight of Natsu Dragneel was enough to make the girl want to run in the opposite direction, but to have him make fun of her in front of her face?

She’d sooner spend a night with Mira in the Shrieking Shack.

“Get outta here, Dragneel,” she sneered, not realizing how not-threatening she looked considering she was still kneeling on the ground in front of the Fat Lady’s portrait. “I can figure this out on my own.”

Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the boy putting up his hands in mock defense.

Always teasing her.

“Whatever you say, Lucy. I was gonna offer my assistance, but I suppose Happy can go another hour or so without his dinner.” As he passed by, one hand in his pocket, he flicked her ponytail. “See ya around, roomie.”

The boy flashed her a big ‘ol grin as he bid her goodbye, one that might as well have been a big fuck you as a parting gift.

But, as much as that grin enraged the blonde, he was actually leaving… and she was nowhere near close to figuring out the password.

“Wait!” she called out, resisting the urge to kick herself. The last thing she wanted was his help, or rather, giving him the satisfaction of needing his help.

But she’d already been standing in front of the portrait for a solid half hour and Lucy needed inside. She had to get settled in so she could begin working on her History of Magic essay due in the morning before she could even think of working on her novel.

Natsu halted at her plea, turning to look at her over his shoulder. His robes were dark in the dimly lit corridor, and the torches lined on the cobblestone walls only illuminated the green of his eyes and made them stand out all the more.

For one short second that lasted an eternity in Lucy’s mind, their eyes locked… and he heard her.

No more teasing.

“Fairy Lights,” he said softly, but loud enough for the Fat Lady to hear.

“Very good, Mister Dragneel,” the painted woman praised with a hint of pride in her voice. She swung her portrait out in a wide arc for the girl and her trunk of belongings, much to Lucy’s delight.

She hated having to owe Natsu anything, especially after what happened in Potions class their first year. But, she had to admit that in this moment, he kind of saved her ass.

“Thanks Natsu-” she said, turning back to look at the boy’s no doubt smug appearance, but he was already gone.

“Where’d he go?” Lucy mused softly, a small divot forming between her brows.

“Moves around these halls slick as a snake, that one,” the Fat Lady answered, watching the shadows as if waiting for a sign of the boy to emerge. “Half the time he sneaks up on me, even when I’ve been paying attention! Don’t now how he does it.”

“Huh,” was the only answer the blonde supplied, her eyes following the pathway of torches. 

A month in Gryffindor might have just got interesting.

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Okay I think I’ll answer all of the questions lmao

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital? This is probably the most difficult question to anser ayyy. I reALLY like both. I’m not as good with digital art as with traditional art but I think both have so many nice thinGS aH- and they are so different I really can’t decide wish one ;_; tho +1 to digital art because god bless Ctrl+z
  2. How long have you been drawing? Since I was able to hold a pencil
  3. How many classes have you taken? Last summer I went to an art academy in Philadelphia for a month but aside from that, I’ve never taken any other art classes. I’m a self taught artist.
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog? My deviantArt username is also Geheichous!
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw? Canines! :D
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw? BACKGROUNDS.
  7. How often do you use references? Almost never because I don’t have internet at home so I can’t look at poses and suff so sometimes I just call my mom to pose for me xD
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun? For fun! 
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day? like 4/5 hours idk it depends. Lately I’m drawing more because I’m having an art exhibition soon :D
  10. Are you confident about your art? Not as much as I would want to be ayyy
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow? like the 70% of the blogs I follow are from artists 
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process? Sure! I also have things written in my FAQ so check it out too!
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people? I really enjoy making fanart for people or commissions c: 
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others? Yeeee I’m making a collab right now with tsukeono​ :D
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete? It depends a lot, but a full traditional piece is arround 6-7 hours. I usually writte down in the description how much time did the work take me in my DeviantArt
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less? Its been difficult to draw for this last two years because bachellor but I’m finally going to a Fine Arts University this year so expect more art!
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice? Hell yeah if they ask for it :D
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on? BACKGROUNDS. And color shading 
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw? BACKGROUNDS.
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw? Hands and canine faces
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself? YEs but not with baCKGROUNDS.
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily? Yeaa a bit, mostly with digital art
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art? Fanart
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!) BOth. When I see art i really like I’m like wAAAHHH thats SO PRETTY! And then like, I’M GOING TO CUT DOWN YOUR HANDS AND SEW THEM TO MINE SO I CAN DO THAT MAGIC YOU DO
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music? With music muuch better
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use? Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS5
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require? 1 for messy sketch, 1 for more accurate sketch and then an other one for all the colors (I don’t do lineart at all so I don’t need an other layer) And sometimes 2-3 more layers for shading and hinglights.
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc) Alcohol markers+Color pencils
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc) I usually make a lots of small pencil sketches, then choose one, scan it, print it in a bigger size and trace it into a better paper.
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist? The art senpais lol, I jusT see their art and speedpaints and wips and inSPIRATION SLAPS ME RIGHT IN THE FACe.                                   Also having artist friends because they give me so many ideas to draw and making collabs with them make me feel like I MUST LVL UP MY ART SO I CAN BE AS GOOD AS THEm AND DONT DISAPPOINT THEM WITH MY SHITTY ART.