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Dance Alone To The Tune Of Your Death

Pairing: Frank Iero x Reader

Genre: Fluff, Romance

Summary: Request fic for @chloethebinch.  “I was wondering if you could do a fic where the reader is Frank’s friend and he suggests that she could be Helena in the music video and he gets a huge crush on her in the Helena dress?”

The dance studio at your college’s fine arts building was empty, except for you. You weren’t surprised. It was past midnight. What other student besides you was crazy enough to be pirouetting at this hour? 

Maybe other people would think it was weird, but, when you were stressed, dancing always calmed you down. You slid on your ballet slippers, tying the ribbons tightly so they wouldn’t slip down your ankles. You put a CD onto the stereo and hit play. A normal ballerina would have used classical music. To be honest, you should probably be using the soundtrack to Swan Lake, since you were going to be performing in your school’s production of that ballet later this year. Instead, for some reason, all you wanted to dance to was your friend Frank’s post-hardcore band, My Chemical Romance. 

Frank had dropped out of college to be MCR’s rhythm guitarist full time. At the time, you were worried he was making a mistake (and, of course, sad that he wouldn’t be your classmate anymore). But, his decision seemed to have paid off. His band had been signed to a major label, and last summer, they’d traveled the country as part of Warped Tour. Part of you wondered if Frank was going to forget all about you now that he was getting rich and famous. 

Don’t worry about that right now, you told yourself. Just dance

You pointed your toes and began a spin as the opening notes of ‘Helena’, the first track on the CD, began to play. You did a demi-plie as you let the sound of Frank’s wild instrumentals wash over you. The vocalist, Gerard, was great, too, but when you listened to MCR, your focus was always on Frank. Maybe it was because you had a bit of a crush on him.

So do ten thousand other girls, at this point, you frowned, and threw yourself harder into the dance to distract yourself from your negative thoughts. You whirled and twirled across the floor to every song on the album, and by the time the last track concluded, you were panting, brow streaked with sweat. 

You froze, and gasped, when you heard the sound of someone clapping. 

Who the hell is in here?! you wondered, turning around in shock. Your jaw dropped when you saw Frank Iero standing there in the doorway, grinning at you. 

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On this day, Bernardo Bertolucci’s Best Picture winner The Last Emperor was released into theaters in Italy after a mammoth production.

The film required 19,000 extras over the course of the shoot.

Queen Elizabeth II was visiting Beijing on a state visit during filming of the famously immense coronation scene in the Forbidden City. In a rare instance, the Chinese authorities granted priority to the production over the Queen, who was therefore unable to visit the Forbidden City.

No private automobiles were permitted during filming, which meant that even Peter O’Toole, the film’s lone recognizable actor, were forced to rely on bicycles as a means of personal transportation.

Ice skating with EXO (analysis)

Thanks for your support love. <3 (:

Kris: Oh gosh, admittedly, I dread imagining Yifan skating haha!  Nah, but in actuality, this guy would be a complete dork. I just….can’t imagine him being coordinated on the ice. Even though he is the “cold city guy,” in this instance, he would not be one with his element. But, of course, Kris would want to prove how much of a “skater” he is, so he would go out and attempt to brave the ice rink with you close by, as you attempt to conceal your laughter at the way he bumbles around gracelessly on the ice. He would try to compete with you if your skating skills were superior to his, always trying to outshine you, but not doing a good job at it. If you were unfamiliar with skating…well, he’d still try to upstage you in some way! Eventually he’ll give up saying something like: “skating is not my style,” to which would prompt Kris to encircle an arm around your arm as you both attempt to conquer the ice rink together. 

Kai: I think Jongin would love this! Since he’s an adept dancer, I assume he may have some ice skating history behind him? And if not, since he can move with elegance, I imagine not much would differ on skates. Regardless, I take him to be a (hidden) adept skater. And if he wasn’t the one to suggest this date, he would agree to it with effervescence. I don’t take Kai as someone who is overly competitive. Determined? Yes, but not competing. With that in mind, I could see him just simply wanting to glide along the ice with remarkable dexterity and balance. He would just want to immerse himself in the sport. If you were to have exemplary skating skills, he would love to just skate arm in arm with you around the perimeter of the rink, just to showcase your “elegant couple” image to the bystanders (aka your audience). However, if it was your first time skating or you lacked the skills, he would be very patient and compliant with you, willing to teach you the basics. Even if you fall, he’ll be right there to get you right back up and try again. “You’re getting better jagi! Just try a little more!” 

Suho: For some reason, I see this guy being able to skate relativity well. Suho is no skating expert (as far as I know) but he has above average aptitude. He would be willing to go ice skating with you, just to add some diversity into your dates. Like Kai, he would be very patient and encouraging towards you if this was your first time skating. He would start out with the basic fundamentals while helping you at. “Just start out by walking jagi. It’ll make you more comfortable on the ice. That’s it! Step…step…step…” If you were to fall, he would be concerned briefly with you, but as you assure him you’re alright, like a gentleman he would hoist you up. Joonmyun would constantly remind you of the whole “practice makes perfect” principle. If you really enjoyed yourself at the skating rink, he would invest into making more ice skating dates happen. If you had superior skating skills, he would just lean back, watching as you circle around the ring, showcasing one of your favorite skating routines, while thinking to himself: “how come jagi hasn’t told me she was amazing at skating?” 

Chen: This guy would be similar to Kris in the sense that he would try to appear super slick and suave when in truth, that facade isn’t wholly accurate. “Ice skating? Really? I mean, I wouldn’t wanna steal the show with my amazing skills.” Now, granted, I don’t see Jongdae as clumsy on skates as I see Yifan, but he wouldn’t posses much of a prowess within the art. Due to his lack of skill, he would try to play it off as cooly as possible, only using the most mundane techniques to make it around the rink in one full round. “See? I’m pretty cool right?” he would snicker. If you possessed skill in skating, he would just watch from a distance as you skate with immense elegance and deftness. “Not bad. Not bad at all,” he would remark nonchalantly, as if he’s seen better. Of course he’s joking and in truth is impressed. Now, if you lacked skills in ice skating, he would try his best to pass down his limited knowledge to you but to little avail. If you fall down, he would try his best to suppress his amusement, and may even make a fool of himself if you really take it to heart. “See, it’s not that bad. You just gotta….do…..yeah! That! Whatever that is.”

Sehun: I think even if Sehun isn’t the most stellar skater on the rink, he would pick up on the skill rather quickly. And since he has experience in dancing (like in water) this just furthers my cogitation on the subject. Anyway, regardless, he’d still be really cool and aloof in the rink…not really his type of date, but he’ll go with it regardless. He’ll have his signature “Sehun face” upon his features, as if he’s looking down on the other skaters in the rink. If you have exceptional skating skills, he would watch as if he’s apathetic towards your routine, but once you skate your way towards him, he’d smirk saying: “that was some really good skating babe. Pretty hot too.” Now, if you didn’t posses such a prowess in skating, he would be very similar to Chen. If you fall, he would try his best to conceal his evident laughter, to not hurt you. But, if you take your fall like a champ, he’ll probably just blatantly laugh at you if you’re not seriously hurt. Just because he’s feeling for you, he might let you shove him over so he can fall analogous to how you fell. “It’s not that difficult you know,” he would manage to say in between his laughing outbursts. 

Chanyeol: No matter what, this guy is gonna have the time of his life on the skating rink. Yeol is the kind of person who is down for anything and will extract as much fun out of any place he goes to. Albeit the fact that he may not be the best skater in the world, he’ll still go out there like a champ and make it all convivial. If you were adept at ice skating, he would actually encourage you to show off your skills, while he watches wide-eyed and completely in awe of the way you glide across the rink with such expertise and precision. He would applaud you: “Wow babe! That was awesome! How are you not in the Olympics!?” He’ll probably want you to teach him some of your move set, even the more intermediate ones. But, he’ll eventually find out that his skill level is not on yours and will probably just be lazy when trying it out. Either way, he’ll still have fun. Now, if you didn’t have much knowledge with ice skating, he’ll still want you to skate with him. In Yeol’s mind, if you fall, everyone falls…so he’ll follow suite with you if you make mistakes, trying to conceal his own laughter, which he’d actually be good at. 

Lay: Lay would very similar to Kai in this scenario. Firstly, he would love the idea of going ice skating. Again, since he’s a proficient dancer, I take it he would be similar on ice. He would want to glide with you on the ice, and would be especially keen on doing so if you are equally skilled in the sport. You both would become one with the frigid element as you effortlessly skate across the perimeter of the rink. Yixing would be much elated to watch you skate on your own, relishing in the sight of you glide with immense elegance. If you are not skilled in the sport, he would be incredibly patient, quite possibly the most patient of all the members with this. He would be very much obliged to teach you the basics of ice skating taking joy in your sheer interest. Even if you fall or make mistakes, Yixing would be very sweet about it, not once laughing at you and rather praising you for giving it an effort while helping you up. “That was a great try baobei! You’re doing so well,” he would also make sure that you’re okay and would ask if you still wish to continue. He would go at the pace you desire to go at when learning; not too fast nor too slow. 

Luhan: Something tells me Luhan would be pretty decent at ice skating. I don’t know why but I just get that vibe from him. Anyways, I also think that Luhan would find an ice skating date to be most entertaining and would take this in a very romantic and sentimental manner. He will probably try and attain a few sweet yet hasty kisses from you as you both glide upon the ice gracefully. He would love watching you just overpower the ice, as you nimbly perform little flicks and twirls upon the ice, due to your experience in skating. He would be completely in love with the sight, finding it bewitchingly gorgeous. “Beautiful baobei,” he would murmur to you as you skate towards him after your routine, entangling his digits within you locks while swiftly pecking you on the lips. If you aren’t so nimble on the ice, Luhan would actually find this really cute. Granted, as he’s attempting to help you conquer the skating rink, if you were to fall, he would chuckle lightly, finding this completely charming. As you query him as to what is so funny, he would respond: “you’re just too cute babe,” helping you back up and being very gentle and patient with you while teaching you the fundamentals of ice skating. 

Baekhyun: Baekhyun would be very similar to Chanyeol in this scenario. He would just be playful and fun-loving throughout the duration of the date. He would be in an especially convivial mood if you also share a congruous amount of gaiety. Like Yeol, I don’t take Baek to be a good skater, but he’ll still go out there like a pro being boisterous and all. “The ultimate skating champ is here people!” he would say aloud drawing a crowd around him. He would love having skating competitions with you, even if you completely demolish him at that. He would watch in astonishment as you just clear out the rink, having it basically become your own little performance stage. “My jagi is better than me at skating?! I never,” he would say in an exaggerated “pompous,” uptight” voice. Now, if you’re not experienced at skating, he’ll just seize that opportunity to show off his skills, or lack thereof. “Watch how it’s done jagi!” he would constantly call to you, as you stumble while gripping onto the railing as if you’re near death’s clutches with one wrong move. He would chuckle at this, making his way towards you attempting to get you to skate by his side. If you fall, he’ll chuckle, only to bring you right back up and keep going until you make one full circle around the rink. 

Xiumin: He would love this! Well, quite honestly, Xiumin would love pretty much any date suggestion you have. He’s isn’t a picky lover. Anyways, Xiumin would be incredible decent at skating, since he’s good at everything; he always manages to surprise me. It wouldn’t matter, since he would only be invested in your enjoyment and how much you’re having fun. He would really have fun skating with you with outstretched arms, analogous to something out of a romantic movie. “You’re having fun, right jagi?” he would ask consistently just to make sure. He would love watching you just tearing up the rink with your superior skating skills. Just applauding randomly while watching you with a mirthful beam. “You’re so talented jagi! Wow!” he would exclaim, praising you for your skills. He would be very patient and tolerant with you if he was teaching you to skate. I think Minseok would be one of the best at explaining the gist of skating, or anything for that matter since he is rather candid and straightforward. “Easy, right jagi?” he would ask equally consistent just to affirm that you’re gaining the hang of things. If you fall, he’d actually be concerned, making sure that you’re not seriously hurt, as he’s helping you up. But, nonetheless, he’ll continue on with his lessons. By the end of it all, you’ll be able to skate beside him with linked arms. 

D.O: Although Kyungsoo doesn’t strike me as the type of person who likes the more “active” dates. He’s the more ‘walk through the park’ or ‘going out to dinner’ kind of lover. But, just for you, he’ll strap on the skates. And, something tells me Kyungsoo would be a bit uncoordinated on ice. Not overly, but it would be a bit noticeable. He would try to keep his composure as you’re giggling cutely at how awkward he looks while skating. He would be completely mesmerized by you if you were an experienced skater. He would find your prowess to be incredibly impressive. I can also see him wanting to know more about your skating background if he didn’t already know. “Incredible jagi! Where did you learn to skate like that? You never told me,” and as you explain, he would listen thoughtfully, still finding you alluring as ever. If you didn’t have the experience of a pro skater, he would probably suggest that you both just try to make the most of the inexperience; basically let’s just laugh at ourselves. He’ll still have fun with you while you both take little glides around the perimeter. 

Tao: “Skating? Are you sure baobei? Why not shopping?” he would implore to you shamelessly, trying to get you to change your mind. But, somehow or another, you would find a way to get him to comply to your desires. Slightly embittered, Tao would accompany you to the ice skating rink. I think Tao would actually be pretty solid at ice skating, considering he does martial arts, therefore he does posses a sense of dexterity. He would go from begrudging to buoyant with remarkable timing. “Check me out baobei!” “Look over here babe!” he would constantly call out to as he’s deftly drifting upon the ice. You would challenge him to an ice skating competition to which he would agree to without hesitation. He would watch you slightly smug as you perform agile leaps and tricks upon the ice. He would applaud you with a smirk while remarking, “Not bad, not bad at all. But, can you top this?” and with that, he would be off! Now, if you didn’t have much of a knack for skating, he would try his best to not poke fun at the way you tremble, losing your balance easily. “It’s not that difficult!” he would exclaim as you shoot him an irked look. Chuckling he would say, “fine then. Lemme show you,” commencing in teaching you the basics. He may get a little vexed with you if you keep falling repeatedly, seemingly learning nothing. But, he’ll try to conceal his chagrin to help you. Nonetheless, he’ll still make the most of your date. 

Alright lovelies, hope you enjoyed! Be sure to send me more requests. I enjoy fulfilling your fantasies! 


cristofalina  asked:

Ladder, haystack, arrow, rush hour, stable and courtyard for the translation thingy! Though I would have sworn you were a native English speaker! :)

Oh thank you! I try my best at English - I have been living in the US for more than 10 years, and I took an international high school degree (IB)

ladder - stige

haystack - høstak 

arrow - pil

rush hour  - myldretid (lit. crowd time)

stable - stald

courtyard - generic: gård (also the generic word for farm. You would use gård for the inside of the city block, for instance). Inside a castle: borggård or slotsplads (borg: fortress, but also used for castles, slot: castle). Sometimes I would use gårdsplads, especially inside a farm (but also for fortesses). 

Rey’s Vision

Under the read more is a complete write-up of Rey’s Forceback in the order it is shown in the movie. At the end is my personal interpretation of what is going on, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m correct.

I tried to get as many of the voices as I could, but my video quality was very low so I couldn’t catch all the quiet whispers going on.

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anonymous asked:

Companions react to Sole, pulling them around a corner/out of view (in an at least semi-public place) and making out with them. Then asking if they can go all the way right then and there.

CAIT: she’s totally up for it; of all the female companions she’s the most adventurous sexually. Literally as soon as Sole suggests it, she’s dropping her pants, smirking.

CURIE: giggles and suggests that perhaps they should go somewhere a little more private before taking it further.

DANSE: goes bright red; he’s not exactly one for public displays of affection, certain that it’s a breach of decorum. He’s happy to make out with Sole in the shadows but as soon as they ask him to take it further he’s shaking his head and saying “no way, not until we’re somewhere a little more private, soldier.”

DEACON: it depends on the location. If there’s nobody around who actually knows them or would recognise them, he might be down for it. If it’s an area they frequent regularly (Diamond City, for instance) then he’s more likely to tell them to wait a minute.

HANCOCK: snickers, pushes Sole up against the wall and unzips his pants. He’s got a major thing for exhibitionism, and he doesn’t really care who sees (or hears) them. Doesn’t even bother keeping his voice down, especially when Sole starts moaning and whining as he pushes into them.

MACCREADY: honestly, it depends how much he’s had to drink. If he’s wasted, he’s more likely to agree to it, not wanting to wait until they’re somewhere more private. Sober, he’d be more likely to tell Sole to be patient, low key worried that someone will catch them, especially if there’s children in the settlement they’re in.

NICK VALENTINE: when Sole pulls him up against them and starts kissing him passionately, he’s a little stunned, and more than a tad turned on. He pushes them up against the wall outside the Agency, more than happy to agree when they beg him to take them then and there. Secretly he’s more than happy to give a slap in the face to Diamond City. And what better way to do that than this?

PIPER: definitely not into it. There could be kids around! What if Nat walks past? What if they’re caught? Tells Sole to be patient and drags them somewhere more private.

PRESTON: probably depends on the place. If there’s a low risk of being caught, he’d maybe be down for it. If there’s a really high chance they’d be caught he’d sort of gently let Sole down and tell them to wait til they’re somewhere they won’t be walked in on.

X6-88: literally wouldn’t give a fuck if they were caught; as soon as Sole asks, he’s down for it. Very much enjoys perpetuating the whole “scary badass coursers don’t play by anyone’s rules but the Institute” thing, and it feels like a big fuck you to everyone above ground to have sex not only with a human but THIS particular human in practically plain sight.

+ MAXSON: much like Hancock, he doesn’t care who sees him. Decorum be damned, he’s a twenty year old man and despite all his training and the expectations on him as Elder, he’s driven by sex sometimes. As soon as Sole asks him to take them right then and there, he has them against a wall, biting down on their neck lightly as he slides into them.

so here’s a kind of rambling metaphor for gender identity and presentation, ok?

Los Angeles, California and New York, New York are big cities with distinct cultures and large populations. There are a lot of people in both cities who live very similar life styles and follow the same professions and have the same interests, but the cities themselves are distinct because of cultural trends that are bigger than any one person. And it’s not just the culture that defines the city, there’s a whole host of other factors like geography and climate and even how other parts of the country relate to the cities that effect what it’s like to live in those cities.

And sometimes people move from one city to the other, and sometimes those people want to be around other people who have also relocated and understand what it’s like to adjust to the culture shock. But sometimes other newcomers want to just immerse themselves in their new home as much as possible and not draw attention to the fact that they haven’t lived there their whole life! And both are completely legitimate and it all depends on what the individual wants to do. Some people grow up knowing they don’t like the city they’re living in and wanting to move somewhere else, and some people are happy in their native city as kids but later decide they’d be happier somewhere else. And sometimes people really, really want to move from one city to the other but they have financial issues or health troubles or personal commitments that keep them from just uprooting and moving to the exact opposite side of the country. And that’s unfortunate but that doesn’t mean that they’re actually happier living where they are right now.

And sometimes someone can be very happy living in one city but still appreciate and seek out things that are generally thought of as being iconic to the other city, like for instance an Angeleno who likes deep-dish pizza and live theater isn’t “secretly a New Yorker” or something.

And there are a lot of people in NYC and a lot of people in LA so it’s not really unexpected to meet people who are from one of those cities but that doesn’t mean that every American is from either NYC or LA, because some people are from Minneapolis or Albuquerque or even from Ione, Oregon, population 350.

Thank you

To everyone who reached out to me yesterday.

I really needed it and for all of you who reached out to make sure I was okay, sent me puppy pictures, sent me sexy gifs, or just told me to get some rest and shut my brain off…I appreciate it more than I can say.

I didn’t know anyone in the night club here. I have friends who knew people who were brutally murdered. One of my coworkers lost a friend. The grief in the gay community who has in the past been so accepting of ANYONE who joins in their parties on Saturday nights has been heart wrenching to see. I’ve been to gay clubs here, I have spent my nights partying with these beautifully vibrant people. It’s SAFE in a gay club. No one is trying to drug me or hurt me. When someone tells you you’re beautiful, they MEAN it. I had one of my greatest adventures at another club here, a club where one of the victims performed.

This community is so beautiful, so lively, so accepting, and so loving. To see one of their safe places destroyed for them…it hurts more than I can say.

One of my personal triggers is these instances of mass violence. Every instance breaks my heart little by little. It’s hard to escape the images, hard to move on.  This is the second city I’ve lived in that has been touched my terrorism. First, Oklahoma City, where the worst instance of terrorism on US soil until 9/11 occurred. Now…the worst mass shooting in US history here in Orlando.

My heart breaks. I don’t want to forget. That’s not what I want to do. These beautiful people deserve to be remembered. It’s such a fine line between moving on and forgetting.

Anyway, thanks again for reaching out. I really do appreciate it. I feel better today, less at a loss for where to go next. So thank you.


California is parched, with 100 percent of the Golden State entrenched in drought conditions for the first time in 15 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. These gifs show the intensity growing weekly over the past few months.

Various parts of the state are feeling the California drought more than others. For instance, the city of Montague may run out of drinking water by the end of the summer, according to the Monitor; the city has asked residents to curtail outside watering at this time.