can't wait to review these!

Look at what has arrived today!!!!!!! @fantakoi ‘s fanbook closer is here now!!!! I’d like to thank you for bearing with me and my questions about everything (it’s the first time I buy something like this, so I was a bit worried. So yep, soorry ‘bout that). I just wanted to say that the story is sooo CUTE!!! It’s so well drawn and the contents are amazing!!! I think kagehina is my favourite ship from HQ!! (maybe Daisuga is too, one of them, but what can I say, I’ve been in volleyball hell since minute one XD) and the way the story represents the cuteness of the ship is just fantastic!! So, to sum up, I really really liked the book, and i would recommend it to every kagehina shipper out there. 

So I’m just going to add some details that I just loved from the fanbook

That ninja Daisuga moment

Hinata’s Toilet Adventures Returns

Proud ParentsTM

Their cuteness is just KILLING ME OMFG!!!!!!

P:D: If you’re going to make another one, i can assure you I’ll buy it!!!! Can’t wait for it!!!!!!!!

my first impressions of troye sivan’s blue neighbourhood

(the start of this is taken from here)

WILD is the glitterball casting dancing light around the room that you can spin around under whether you’re alone with your eyes closed or in an open roofed car it’s just that uplifting endless feEling. It perfectly embodies the sense of first infatuation. It’s a perfect, fresh opening for the sound of the album

BITE is a juxtaposition, a twisted lullaby, a dancer in a music box put on a pedestal. It’s innocence soiled and nervous energy and danger. Predator /prey, encapsulating everything of a club. And Troye’s voice is like the fucking storyteller all wide eyed and dazed and you sorta just CANT breathe during the first verse. There’s even a strangled bird sound like the detail is exquisite

FOOLS is the middle scene in a film, where everything is going wrong. It’s so cinematic and spacious and overwhelming it literally made my heart speed up. The sound effects of slamming doors completely takes your brain on a journey while the melody is so rolling and smooth with the alliteration it carries you with it like a wide panning camera. I could read a novel of this song

EASE sounds like a travel song, movement, which perfectly reflects its meaning. To me it’s driving down a motorway, or staring out a plane window. It’s full of nostalgia, like how the little piano/xylophone melody after the chorus sounds childish. The lyrics are completely heartbreaking, because they’re so real and about the core of human need for family and love, and pining for the childhood you inevitably lose. Makes me wanna watch old video tapes

THE QUIET’s production and verses are so isolated and raw and sort of disconnected it reminds me of talking to yourself alone while watching a static TV with a cold mug of coffee in your hands. It’s frustrated, 3am nights, staring at blank text messages. Restraint to screaming, it’s like a silent mental break down

You have to turn the volume up for DKLA. The bass is all-encompassing, overriding, taking you to an atmosphere of red lights and walking down empty streets at night. It’s so heavy it quite literally drags on your heart, whilst also possessing some of the most delicate, poetic lyrics. Isolated and angry and war torn, it’s sorta toe curling and brooding stares and anticipation all at once

TALK ME DOWN sounds like loneliness in a crowded room, a sad thought at a party. It’s an aching chest of longing, watching rain fall on pavements at 3am and feeling their chill. It’s a tale of expectations and reality, of loving someone but knowing you shouldn’t. It speaks to me like the complete collapse of a dream

COOL is so conceptually smart and ironic and modern. It literally SOUNDS cool, like fancy clubs and driving late at night and being popular and having clean shoes. Its tall glass windows in the top floor of a tower block, looking down at the city beneath, with a hickey on your neck and disappointed parents and a cigarette between perfectly painted fingernails. But it’s also the awkward kid at home, trying on lipstick or having their first sip of alcohol, dreaming of that tower block in their mind

Lyrically I’ve been so excited about HEAVEN, and it does not disappoint. it is wise and thoughtful and honest. I’m obsessed with the pulse of it, like a slowed down heartbeat; subdued and sad in a way of acceptance, a way of knowing the answers to your own questions already. it almost sounds like it’s being played backwards with the off-beats, which to me perfectly matches the self-reflection of the song’s message. I can picture someone lying alone on their bed, staring at their ceiling and pondering their place in the world

YOUTH is the perfect anthem for growing up. ‘My youth is yours’ is such a powerful lyric to me, a joining together of shared experiences, shared dreams. it sounds like running, like dancing in rain and not giving a fuck. It physically makes you wanna move, like you could change the world. It also reminds me of our little troye fandom, because we’ve grown up beside troye, and as much as our youth these last years is his, his is ours. This is the charting pop hit if I chose one

LOST BOY does what it demands PERFECTLY. You KNOW the character, you know the emotions, instantly. Of having dreams, wanting to grow up, not wanting to disappoint, but also not being ready to let go of the freedom, the innocence, you have yet. It’s the twin brother of Ease to me, with the sweet instrumental after the chorus, somehow so heartbreakingly melancholy. The way he sings the final section ‘what are you waiting for…’ ‘i’m just a lost boy’ is enough to leave you speechless, because you HAVE to listen to the emotion in his voice. It makes my heart phsyically ache and oh god this is why troye is so special, because he gets life, and he CAPTURES it

for him has the SWEETEST lyrics, cheesy but also genuine and down to earth. I love the concept of not having to say ‘I love you’ because its implied in everything else. It’s so relaxed in the rhythm and chord progression, homey somehow. like even the little whistle/bird tweet in it reminds me of just being really content with life.

I adore the first line in SUBURBIA. This song is full of atmosphere, of scenic images. It’s warm, another beautiful reflection on family and home. The strings add a layer of emotion that turn it almost cinematic, a rolling film you can’t pause, like life itself. It feels like it should be at the end of the album, like it would be the credits in a film

TOO GOOD pins you to your seat so you can’t move or speak, only feel. it’s dark, heavy, sexy. The production and instrumentation is stunning. the way he sings is breath taking. the chorus line is witty yet heartbreaking. Every note, every string, the guitar solo, all make my body curl in on itself. it sounds drunk, like tearing at your hair, like nails on skin, like sharp sudden pains and bleeding emotions. It’s dizzying 

The lyrics of BLUE are some of the most profound and beautiful to me. The melody line of it is draping, reminding me of hugging something tight in fear of losing it. The production is really interesting, with a sort of mixed-up finish, which I actually think bodes well with the sentiment I get from the story; of feeling confused, lost, and just a little bit helpless


Troye Sivan. Troye Sivan. You never fail to exceed my expectations. You are a voice of our generation, a grounded, real, raw voice. And I say it again and again, but it has been an honour to grow up beside you. This project is fucking stunning. It’s innovative, heartfelt, brave, layered and complex. I am so, SO proud of you, our troye-boy, because your passion bleeds through every single note. You are changing the game, singing the song of a thousand voices, whilst being so utterly fresh and unique. From the marketing, to the lyrics, to the production, this is NEW, and it is modern, and it is one of those technicolor albums that will resonate with you the same yet differently each and every time. We all have our own blue neighbourhood; and this is an album that will always remind me of mine and my journey away from it. Congratulations baby, you’re not just on your way to that bright, beautiful future of yours, you are right there standing in the middle of it. I really, really, impossibly and indescribably, love you, and I hope you feel even just a speck of that 

This is (Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely)’s first time also writing Iron Man’s character, and I’m a huge fan of the Iron Man films but here I believe we get a whole new and deeper glimpse into Tony Stark. The result is Robert Downey Jr.’s best performance so far in the role (and, alongside the underrated emotional gut-punch The Judge, among his very best of the past decade), bringing everything we already know and love about the character while adding far more drama and desperation to the mix.
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spice up your life - written by bottomlinsons (grimgrace)
By Organization for Transformative Works

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

After a conversation with his Uni friends, Harry worries that his relationship with Louis has lost it’s spark.

(aka: an incredibly silly modern day love story ft. awkward boners, grumpy neighbours and Cosmopolitan sex tips.)

Author - bottomlinsons        Tumblr - @bottomlinsons

One shot | 9,501 words | Fic published July 5, 2015

Fic post here


Review - 9 out of 10 Larry Thumbs!!!

I laughed so much throughout this fic, oh my god.

This is pure goodness! The misadventures of a well-meaning Harry Styles is so entertaining. He’s convinced he needs to rekindle the flame in his relationship, and he sets out to make sure Louis is never bored in their love. He decides to follow some tips from Cosmo, and the results had me rolling with laughter. 

Read this fic when you’re looking for a delightfully fun established relationship story.

Drown (to Taylor Swift.)

From the time I was young, I knew
beyond any shadow of a doubt
what my hands were for
but was told, time and time again,
to fold them gently in my lap.

How many times as a little girl
was the notion of my emotions written off as embarrassing
how many times did my hand reach for the pen
only to be slapped away by the word crazy
how many times did I ignore the waves crashing
inside of my own ears
how many times did I cast the line out only to leave it,
terrified to reel it back in
terrified of what I would find on the other end
terrified to admit there was anything there
at all.

What would they say about me, I wondered
if they knew what monsters swam beneath the surface of my skin?
what would they think about me
if they found out that I was not the shallow stream they convinced me I was
but the ocean they tried to drain out of me?

I shoved the water drops of myself into my closest
and pushed a towel underneath the door
and pretended like I couldn’t hear the drip
calling my name in the middle of the night.

Everywhere I went, I dripped secrets out like acid burning through the pavement
until I became so paranoid to even open my mouth
terrified that the floodgates would burst
that the truth would come spilling out in an unstoppable wave
that I would drown in it
and so I chose not to speak
at all.

What would I do with the waves inside of myself?
What would become of me if I got swept away?
Who would come to the bottom with me?

It wasn’t until another voice
muffled by the water
started to call to me in my sleep
wringing bridges out of her fingertips and choruses out of her head
each of them telling me to explore the depths of myself
I wasn’t even sure existed
begging me to open the door, reel in the line, jump
drown, she said
and I will follow you to the bottom.

Water began leaking out of my fingertips
and out of my closet came the tidal wave
and into my bedroom came the flood
and out of the flood came every thing I had tried to drown with my bare hands
it all floated to the surface like debris from a shipwreck
every thing I chose not to say, every thing I was told not to say
every thing they would call me crazy for, every thing they would mock me for.

I knew the water was leaking out from underneath my door
seeping through the cracks in the windows
puddles of myself left on sidewalks for passersby to either jump in or avoid
but for the first time
I was not ashamed to admit they had come from me
because she taught me what it was
to know how to ride your own ocean waves
to greet the monsters in the sand as old friends
to drown and wash up among the wreckage
to unfold my hands, rip them out of my lap
and use them to swim.

BTS Bon Voyage Gift VOD 4 ~ Full Thoughts

As always, the behind cams are such a joy to watch. Seriously, I love that the content of the VODs are just as good, if not better, than those of the actual episodes. There’s just something oddly satisfying about knowing that your idols are holding the cameras on their own, even if there are people filming on the sides. 

One thing’s for sure. I really like how each member gets very equal screentime in these gift videos. I especially enjoyed the interaction between SugaMon,as well as the scene where Rapmon reveals more about how he learned English so well. It showed that he really does have incredible motivation and work ethic even when it comes to simple things such as studying. 

Furthermore, Bon Voyage itself is really giving us all better insight into the group dynamics. For example, according to my Korean friend, Jungkook uses banmal (casual speech) with Hoseok but speaks so formally to Yoongi, that I’m no longer sure which members are closest anymore. So, that’ll be very interesting to keep observing.

It was also amusing to see how they not only interact with one another, but also with the producing staff. It’s nice to see that the members are kind and humble when talking to the filming crew. They’re even quite friendly with them in terms of composure. Technology-wise, there was, once again, no issue with the VOD.

I think 1dff being down is a great thing. I’ve seen so many people, myself including wishing and hoping it would come back and I think it’s helping people to appreciate the whole concept a lot more. it’s making us realise how lucky we are to be able to click on a link and read thousands of amazing stories that are shared selflessly with us every day. I think there’s been a growing sense of entitlement, for lack of better word, among the fandom recently what with lack of feedback and the decline of reviews. we just take it for granted that we can read and enjoy stories so I hope this break from 1dff helps some people to realise how lucky we are that so many talented people chose to share their gift with us all.  

She rarely opens commissions, and when she does I’m ON IT IMMEDIATELY, but if you ever get a chance to commission @milkser, I cannot recommend her enough. I asked for “idk, something gay??” and she sent me three sketches, I picked two of them to finish, and one of them got to me today! 

This is a scene from Ruka Hood, and it’s done SO well here, I’m dying. The frame is this amazing touch that I never would have excepted but is so gorgeous and adds so much rich texture to the scene, and Michiru’s face is so beautiful, it’s killing me. She sent the original work to me in a precious envelope with the initial sketch, it was such a nice little “kit”. 

And she sent me a really sweet note on this manga picture, where she made them all cowboys and I laughed hilariously, it was so cute. 

She is AMAZING, I could not be hapier.