but-not-sorry

BTSAlienKimTaehyung:

Do you ever have so many feels for Kim Taehyung that you want to fly to South Korea just to give him a massive hug? His personality is so lovable and outgoing like he could literally make your mood better in one second. I’m just so thankful to him for being himself and encouraging me to put myself out there more and to not care about what people think about me. I seriously love his outgoing and silly personality. I really hope he always stays so happy and bright.

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“Consumerism” Fall 2015

one of the projects for one of my art classes was on the topic of “collections” each of us had to chose a topic/theme for this collection and i choose consumerism

I took old, used plastic bags (from like target, walgreens, etc.) and taped them over this 10′ by 8′ piece of cardboard, letting the translucency of the bag cut outs to overlap with one another. At the top of the piece of cardboard I cut out a few of the handles from the plastic bags themselves and attached them to the top. then I carefully placed 4 different style objects over it: receipts, business cards, clothing tags, and price tags.

In the lower right corner are mostly red items (mostly price tags) and that tapers up to the upper left which is mostly white (receipts). I folded the receipts in such a way that you could see the location I bought the items from, but also the time and date they were bought and the total price.  I also grouped the receipts by store (and if multiples by the dates as well), and style of store (retail, restaurant). The lower left was where I displayed my small collection of business cards. 

Beneath the collection I made sure to add a classic saying, Target’s motto: “Expect More. Pay Less.”

Mr. Robot characters as emojis
  • Tyrell Wellick:โ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Elliot Alderson:๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ“ฑ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿš‰
  • Mr. Robot:๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽช
  • Joanna Wellick:๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ‘‘
  • Darlene Alderson:๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽญ
  • Angela Moss:๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ’
  • Ollie Parker:๐Ÿ”‡โŒ๐Ÿšซ
  • Mobley:๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽฅ
  • Trenton:๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฏ
  • Romero:๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ”ซ
NaLu Fluff: In Lieu of Lies

A/N: Hi again! This is a birthday present collab between myself and luckybachi for our dearest friend comewhatanime! Happy early birthday, Britt; we love you!

(I’m so sorry that it’s so short and messy, but I was really pressed for time because I’m not going to be home on your birthday. ;-; Senpai’s part will make up for it, I’m sure!)

Art half by my senpai is here!


Rated: T
Genre: Friendship/Drama
Character(s): Natsu, Lucy, Happy
Pairing(s): NaLu
Synopsis: It’s usually better to fess up right away than to let a lie fester.


Natsu stared down at the disaster that he’d just caused, terror coiling in the pits of his stomach.

This was it. He was a goner. His world was about to end. And it would end extremely painfully.

There would be no mercy…no going back. He might as well make his peace right now.

“…Aw, crap,” he whimpered to himself.

“What did you do this time, Natsu?” His blue feline companion perched on his shoulder and peeked over it—once he laid eyes on it, the little cat choked.

“I-isn’t that…?” he gasped.

Natsu nodded, swallowing down the painful lump in his throat. “Y-yeah…it’s…”

He hadn’t meant it. He would swear it on his life forward and back that it had been a completely unfortunate accident. He and Happy had only come here to visit their partner on their day off, but she hadn’t been home when they’d gotten there…and they’d been pretty convinced that she’d been hiding somewhere just to get away from them (Lucy wasn’t exactly a fan of their impromptu crashing of her home), so they’d searched high and low for her in the house—and Natsu had inadvertently torn off the arm of her little sister, Michelle in the frenzied search.

Natsu probably should’ve felt grateful that Michelle was not actually Lucy’s little sister (she was a doll that Lucy had received as a present from her parents as a child), but he still felt horribly guilty. While Michelle wasn’t actually Lucy’s sister, she might as well be, going by how much Lucy loved her. She was going to be absolutely devastated once she found out what he’d done.

“Wh-what’re you gonna do, Natsu?” Happy whispered. “Lucy could come home any minute now!”

He’d be lying to himself if he said he hadn’t considered lying to her about it…but that would probably be a horrible idea. It would only upset her once she found out—and she always found out.

Maybe fix it? Perhaps it was smarter to not risk it—he’d probably only ruin the doll further, and upset her even more. He wasn’t exactly skilled at homemaking.

Besides, what kind of friend would lie about things like this?

“…We’ll wait for her,” he said at last. “Tell her the truth.”

Happy’s ears twitched in surprise. “Wait? But she’ll be super mad, Natsu!”

“Better than her getting upset at us for hiding it from her.” Natsu sat down cross-legged on the floor at the foot of her bed, mutilated doll in hand. “And I’m not about to lie to Lucy again. I’ve already done my fair share of that.”

Happy oohed in awe and patted him on the cheek form his spot on Natsu’s shoulder. “I don’t know when it happened, Natsu, but you’ve really grown into a gentleman!”

Natsu felt his face grow hot at his Exceed friend’s compliment and clamped his over his mouth. “Sh-shut it, furball.”


Lucy got home late that night.

She stretched and yawned as she trudged up the steps into her room. It had been a long day, so she was eager to wash up and get some rest—but she was met with a familiar face yet again once she flipped on the lights. She palmed her face and sighed.

“Natsu?” she mumbled, yawning again as she turned to head to the bathroom. “What’re you doing here? It’s late; you should be—”

“Er, yeah. I know.” Lucy paused and frowned at her partner. Something was off. His eyes were shifty—he wouldn’t look her in the eye, and he was biting his lip. He was also sitting awkwardly against the foot of her bed, with his hands placed behind his back. He looked almost…what was the word…guilty.

“Is…is something the matter, Natsu?” she asked, growing concerned. “Did something happen?”

“K-kind of,” Natsu admitted. He rose to his feet unsteadily, keeping his hands hidden. “I, uh…I’m here to apologize.”

Lucy blinked. “Apologize?” she repeated. “What for?” Not once had he ever apologized for barging into her home unannounced…so she figured it might be something else that he was apologizing for, which made a sort of panic rise up in her chest. “Wh-what did you do? If you’re here hiding from the authorities again because you dest—”

“N-no!” he interrupted abruptly, looking flustered. “It’s nothing like that; I swear! Happy and I took today off!”

Lucy shook her head. “Then what’re you—?”

Her words got caught somewhere in the middle of her throat as Natsu finally brought his hands out from behind his back. Her doll, Michelle—a gift from her parents and whom she’d adopted as a little sister as a child—was missing an arm, which Natsu held in the other hand.

It had been torn clean off.

“I—I came to visit you earlier today, but you weren’t home,” Natsu said, his hands trembling slightly. “And Happy and I figured that you were hiding, so we searched the house for you—I checked behind your desk, but I must’ve pulled it back a little too hard because Michelle just fell, and—I didn’t think she would get stuck so fast, and I pulled too violently, and—I swear I didn’t meant it, Lucy—I didn’t hurt your sister on purpose—I’m sorry—”

Lucy only half-heard his rambling apology as she approached him and took Michelle and her arm from him.

Natsu…you did this to Michelle…?

So careless…and after everything I did to find her and cherish her again…

She watched Natsu continue to blather on incoherently, his expression growing ever-so flustered and panicky, and she finally had to cut in before she could let him talk himself into insanity.

“Natsu, stop.”

Natsu’s words cut off with a strangled gulp. He looked terrified beyond belief—the Dragon Slayer was sweating bullets, his entire body tensed up as if bracing for an onslaught.

Lucy sighed.

“It’s okay.”

A moment of silence fell between them until Natsu blinked a couple times, his terrified expression melting into one of confusion. “H-huh?”

“It was an accident. You don’t need to apologize.” She smiled in an attempt to reassure her friend. “Besides, I can fix her up. Don’t worry about it.”

Natsu seemed at a loss for words. He stammered, “B-but Lucy, I—I hurt Michelle, and I thought you’d—” He paused. “Wait…y-you’re not mad?”

“Well…I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel upset at first,” she admitted, raising Michelle in her hand and observing her. “But…I’m just glad you told me the truth this time. It’s kind of refreshing.”

“…Oh…” Natsu looked utterly dumbfounded. “Er…”

“And…I guess I’m kind of glad, too.”

Natsu raised an eyebrow. “Why?”

Lucy giggled softly, a light warmth prickling her cheeks. “Because…you called her my sister.”

Natsu tilted his head in confusion. “Well, yeah…‘cause you said she was. Why wouldn’t I?”

“No reason.” I just didn’t think anyone would actually take me seriously when I called Michelle my little sister… “Anyway, let’s get her fixed up. Wait here; I’ll get my sewing kit. And hang onto her for me for a minute,” she added, shoving Michelle and her arm into a surprised Natsu’s hands again before heading to the far end of the room to her bookshelf, where her kit was stored. “Don’t let anything else happen to her, okay?”

It took Natsu a second or so to get rid of the stunned expression and replace it with his signature smile.

“No worries,” he said confidently, flashing her a thumbs-up. “I’ll keep your sis safe for ya!”

Lucy simply laughed as she finally reached the bookshelf and pulled out her kit.

She had a feeling that she was probably a bit too lenient with him at times, and this habit of acquiescing was probably going to stab her in the back later…but for the moment, she just enjoyed the smiles that lit up his expression thanks to her forgiveness.

I guess I’ll just punish him for being bad next time…can’t play nice forever.