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I’m angry. I have been, for weeks now.

I didn’t want to make a post or say anything because I don’t think enough people will notice or care. But fuck that, because I’ve got something to say.

I’m a fanfic writer for Haikyuu, I’ve been one for over a year; going on two. I’ve written 50 fics for this fandom, and I’ve been posting one fic or chapter update every week since the beginning of this year.

I write because I love writing, because I have a lot of ideas, and because I love the characters. I post my work because I think other people might enjoy my work, too.

But I’m also sick of it.

I’m sick of spending all my free time on writing only to get ten notes max on my fics on tumblr. Which, you know - it might just be that people don’t like my work. But it’s not just me.
I’ve participated in events, and if you look at the pages for any fandom-related project that includes artists and writers, I can assure you that you’ll always find the same thing: art with over a thousand notes per pic, and fics with less than twenty.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the art that people are creating in the fandom, just as much as the next person. I buy every zine I can get my hands on. I commission artists when I can.

Recently, I commissioned a writer. I didn’t even know that was a thing until a couple months ago, and even then, I’ve seen writers offer 1k words or more for as little as 3$. Are you fucking kidding me. I paid 25$ for 4k and I wish I could have tipped more.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m done with this.

I’ve been thinking every single day for the last three weeks that I want to just say I’m not going to be writing anymore. Because I’ve got no more energy for this. I’ve got enough other shit going on, and constantly being angry about how writers are treated is not helping, and it’s not something I can turn off. Every day I’ve been thinking “you should just go. For your sake. Stop this shit.”

I can’t do that. When I finally reached that point, and made the decision today that I’d stop, I’m done, I’m out - I immediately felt AWFUL. I love writing, and I love the friends I’ve made through it. I get really sweet and supportive comments sometimes. I feel like my work has maybe impacted a handful of people.

But I hate this. I hate the way the fandom treats us. I hate getting 1k hits and 2 comments. I hate getting 20 notes, only one of which is a reblog. Who’s going to see my work? No one. I hate it, and I don’t know what to do about it.

I guess that’s all. Expect a new fic from me next week, as always. Because as much as I hate it, I can’t leave. But I’m done pretending I’m not angry. Because I am.

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Can’t Help Myself, Kuka industrial robot, stainless steel and rubber, cellulose ether in colored water, lighting grid with Cognex visual-recognition sensors, and polycarbonate wall with aluminum frame, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016

An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and dragging its squeegee across the surface in a perpetual labor of wiping the liquid back to the centre.

9 Benefits of Having Crystals

Did you know? The oldest surviving crystal is 60,000 years old which was discovered in a grave in Sungir, Russia. It means that the use of crystal dates back to the beginning of the humankind. Besides being used in jewelries, crystals were widely used for spirituality and healing in the oldest civilizations including China, India, and Egypt.

The role of crystals is equally important in today’s world. They are said to connect you to the planet’s healing energy, making you feel more balanced and relaxed. There are thousands of crystals on the earth but few of them have been recognized for the healing power. Each crystal is considered to have unique properties and energies to address different concerns of your life. Generally, crystals are determined by their colours, for example, red coloured crystals are known for energy, while pink crystals are known for bringing in emotions and sensitivity, and orange crystals for artistic skills.

Here we have rounded up such benefits of the crystals to help you find the right one:

Turquoise for Healing:

Turquoise has been known for its healing powers since ages. It is said to create an energetic bridge between the earth and heaven. In fact, many historical evidences show that it was used to bring the luck and protection in ancient times. According to many customs, turquoise should be given as a gift to multiply its healing properties.

Bloodstone for Energy:

Blood-stones belong to the family of red crystals that are known for energy and passion. In ancient times, bloodstone was worn as an amulet to purify the blood while it was used to remove poison from snakebites in medieval times.

The crystal is recommended for the lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. It is also said that bloodstone promotes enthusiasm and emotional wellbeing.

Smoky Quarts to Move On:

Many healers believe that smoky quarts can ground the negative energy and negative thoughts as well. It is said to help a person moves on from disturbing thoughts and the beliefs that are holding him back. It drives out negative and blocked energy from your body. Once the old energy is removed, your body and mind are all set to receive the positive energy in the form of hope.

Rose Quartz for Love Life:

The beautiful rose quartz can improve your love life. In fact, it is known as the stone of unconditional love. You should keep the stone near your bedside.

Carnelian is for Creativity:

Carnelian is the stone of motivation, confidence and joy. In ancient times, it is worn by warriors for courage and physical power while Egyptian architects used to keep it to show their rank of builder. It was also used in the Middle Ages to activate the energy. Today, carnelian is considered as the stone of creativity as it helps release the creative energy. Its vibrant orange colour triggers you passion to go ahead to achieve the dreams.

Quartz Crystal for Clarity of Thoughts:

Quartz crystal is derived from silica, one of the common elements on the planet. In fact, human body is also made from silica, on a cellular level. It is said that quartz crystal combines with your body’s energy to promote health and healing. In many ancient civilizations, the stone was used to achieve the balance of the body and clarity of the mind. The crystal grounds negative energy and channelizes the energy to help you connect with light and clarity.

Celestite for Stress Reliving

Celestitie is borrowed from the Latin word caelestisthat means celestial. The divine blue colour of the crystal attracts the attention. It is used for spreading peace and happiness, which in turns relive the stress. You can place the stone in your bedroom for a restful sleep. A healer places celestite on your muscles to relax your stressed muscles.

Citrine

Also known as Success Stone and Merchant’s Stone, Citrine is the stone of happiness and luck. It is said to hold the energies of good fortune and good luck. It drives away negative energy and brings in positive energy. The stone inspires you to aim big, maintain a positive state of mind and achieve everything you want to have.

Aventurinefor Self Confidence and Optimism:

Aventurine crystals contain the constituents of quartz and various other minerals. They are found in Brazil, China, Nepal, Russia, India and Tibet. It is the stone of self-confidence and helps you get rid of the feelings of self-doubt. It releases the energy of the heart and attracts new opportunities for you. Aventurinealso boosts your confidence and optimism.

Bottom Line:

You must have understood that why the use of crystals is still relevant. If you are looking to shop the crystals, consider buying them from the reputed retailer or wholesale distributor in Australia. Besides, consult an experienced healer to know the right way to use the crystals.

Masterlist

Here’s a masterlist of all my smut imagines! If you want tagged in any upcoming fics just let me know.

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anonymous asked:

One of my characters rely on their mind more then physical , however, they are required to use a weapon for battling. What is an easy weapon they could use if they don't have much fighting experience?

Unless you literally mean they have psychic powers, that is how people fight. It doesn’t matter how strong, fast, or tough someone is, if you can outwit them, they’re fucked. This is why, the ability to think, and adapt is the primary attribute for a fighter.

I realize people like to say, “my character is different, they think about how they fight,” but it’s really a lot like saying, “my character is different, they use the turn signals while driving.” Yeah, you don’t need to, but it’s not going to end well.

Stepping back from that a moment, a smart fighter learns a wide variety of weapons, and picks the ones that will be most useful for the opponents, terrain, and situations they’ll be facing. That means learning as many weapons as they can.

There’s a strong bias in media for characters who hyper-specialize on a single weapon. The master swordsman, master martial artist, the gunslinger, the sniper, the archer. You know how to stop someone like that? Pick a weapon or strategy they can’t defend against. It doesn’t matter how good you are with a sword if someone else guns you down.

Being adaptable and merely proficient with a variety of options is often far more dangerous than someone who was studying the blade while you were reading this.

-Starke

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ISAK AND EVEN VOTING PARTY

From an idea of Nate @isakiyakis.

We decided to create a voting fandom party for Isak and Even since the poll is closing tonight at 2am norwegian time.

It’s not the best time for europeans to vote so we thought it would be funny to throw a little fandom party to keep us awake. The party starts at 9pm (we always refer to norwegian time).

If you want to partecipate these are the rules:

  • MAKE THEMED POSTS

9pm gifset: favorite episode of season 3

9.30pm evak headcanons

10pm isak and even + song

10.30pm isak and even + incorrect quotes

11pm favorite isak and even’s body part

11.30pm favorite evak quotes/ why is evak important for you

12am favorite evak glance/ evak fanart

12.30am gifset: isak and even with friends

1am favorite evak moment

1.30am poll memes

  • ADD THE LINK TO VOTE AT THE END OF YOUR POST
  • TAG YOUR POST WITH #evakvotingpoll AND #skam. It’d be cool if we can trend skam tonight :)

Note: the party will be activated only if 500+ people decide to partecipate. Spread the word – also on instagram and twitter if you have accounts there..the more the merrier :) !!!!

Let’s make Henrik, Tarjei and Julie proud. ❤️ ALT ER LOVE ❤️

I’m tagging some of the most active blogs: @alterskam @c-ardamom @cardamom-minutes @chickenparmaham @cuddlyevak @dailyhenrikholm @deepinskam @duerdigg @evaknaesen @evakshalla @evakskam @evaktexts @evakvaltersen @evakviigmoon @evenbec @evenvalterson @fairieswithoutwings @folerdetdufoler @hemrikholm @henrikhol-m @infiniteisakeven @isak–skam @isaksavedeven @isak-valterson @isakinloveblog @isakkxeven @isakp3 @isaks-even @isaksbestpillow @isaksredscarf @isakthesnake @isakvalty @isakxevenallday @isakyaki @issyisak @josteninski @kardamomme @kardemomme-kisses @kardemommeevak @kierensczerny @kosegruppaa @linneaxskam @metaphoricallocker @minkefreak @momecat @nalle @reasoniwantyoutostay @romialmi @sanaandthesun @sanaknows @sanasevaks @schembel @shakerrmakerr @shameeven @shameforskam @shytarjei @skam-obsessed @skamaddicted @skamforfaen @skamisak @skamisako @skamly @skammedxevak @skammmed @skamownsmysoul @skams @skevak @smolsonisak @smolwolfgang @softestisak @softnorwegians @sonhoedesrazao @sskkam @stardefiant @stayinherewithyou @tarjeiandhenrik @tarjeisandvik @tarjeitrash @tessalabessa @tocapturethisvoice @toneelspeler @v-ltersen @westiris @whenitisreal @willnotaskagain @wingsareatplace

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory….

…If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?….

If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then…

..it’s our plain duty to escape…

And to take as many people with us as we can!”  

―    J.R.R. Tolkien


Planet Worship & Astrolatry ✨

Astrolatry is defined as the worship of stars and other celestial bodies as deities or associating them with deities. Deity, in this case, may refer to a God or Goddess but can also refer to something with divine status, quality, or nature. In my personal practice, I do not worship or work with anthropomorphic deities, or deities who are described as having human-like traits and behaviors. Although the planets were named for Greco-Roman beings with these qualities, I do not see them [the planets] as such beings. Instead, I use the lore and correspondences associated with the planets and other celestial bodies to worship them as divine entities themselves. Overall, I believe that the Cosmos itself is divine, which includes the many celestial bodies encompassed inside of it. In my opinion, celestial bodies have their own innate energies that we can work with without thinking of them as what others would describe as Gods/Goddesses/deities, much like we view crystals, herbs, and other objects. 

Working with celestial bodies in this sense would be much like working with deities: you could make offerings, use their energy and aid in magickal workings, dedicate a shrine or altar to them, or even pray to them. 

While it may sound odd to pray to a planet or a star, prayer is most simply defined as requesting help/assistance or expressing thanks to a deity or an object of worship, and in this case, the object of worship in question would be the celestial body of your choosing. 

Offerings are generally given to express your gratitude for receiving assistance from celestial bodies. 

Offerings will vary depending on the celestial body you are working with, but here are a few ideas: 

  • bury crystals in the soil
  • leave crystals on your altar or shrine
  • burn incense or a blend of herbs and spices
  • light a candle according to color or scent 
  • leave a mixture of herbs and spices on your altar/shrine
  • floral arrangements
  • food and beverages
  • trinkets or jewelry 
  • use representations of associated animals (could be a drawing, a feather, a tuft of fur, a whisker, etc. all safely and legally harvested, of course)
  • drawings or paintings of the celestial body

Bonding with celestial bodies and utilizing celestial energy in magickal workings:

  • use planetary hours or lunar cycles based on intent
  • perform magick on days of the week that are associated with the corresponding planet
  • spend time outside under the stars
  • study astronomy and astrology
  • draw down energy from celestial bodies based on intent 
    • i like to use the skymaps app on my smartphone to track down the celestial body in the sky for increased accuracy 
  • astral travel to other planets
  • try spiral meditation to ground, center, and channel celestial energy
  • use planetary symbols to represent a planet in a spell
    • draw the symbol in a pen or marker of corresponding color
    • carve the symbol in a candle or wax cube of corresponding color or scent
    • create a crystal grid in the shape of the symbol 
    • arrange herbs or flowers in the shape of the symbol
    • make a corresponding oil and draw the symbol on yourself or another medium 
  • burn herbs or incense associated with a celestial body based on intent
  • use candles based on scent and color to correspond with your intent
  • use tarot or oracle cards that you associate with certain celestial bodies
  • create and use planetary or celestial oils to anoint objects
  • make crystal grids based on the current planetary alignment
  • make crystal elixirs using crystals associated with certain planets or other celestial bodies
  • wear a corresponding crystal on your person
  • wear a pendant made from corresponding herbs and spices on your person
  • paint your nails using corresponding colors
  • make an herbal sachet to use in the bath
  • use bath crayons to draw symbols and sigils in the bath/shower
  • drink tea made from corresponding herbs (that are safe to consume)
  • add herbs of corresponding intent to your food while cooking or baking

Worshiping on the go:

  • carry corresponding crystals in your pocket
  • wear a corresponding crystal/herbal pendant
  • draw celestial sigils/planetary symbols on yourself with a crystal elixir, oil, or marker/pen of corresponding color
  • draw celestial sigils/planetary symbols on paper and carry them with you
  • wear planetary symbols as jewelry 
  • carry a corresponding herb or crystal sachet in your pocket, purse, or backpack
  • say a quick prayer to acknowledge a celestial body or thank them for their aid 
  • enchant every day items with planetary/celestial energy
    • chapstick/lip gloss/lipstick 
    • other makeup products 
    • shampoo/conditioner/soap
    • compact mirror
    • perfume/cologne/body spray
    • car/house keys
    • keychains
    • lanyard
    • name badge/ID for school or work
    • wristwatch
    • stationary (pens, highlighters, notebooks, planners, etc.)
    • lighter
    • gum/candy

Cosmic Witchcraft Masterpost (including correspondences, spells, and other useful guides!)

✨🌟🌌🔮

Money Affirmations

I am a magnet for money. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me.

 Today is a delightful day. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.

 I move from poverty thinking to prosperity thinking and my finances reflect this change.

 I delight in the financial security that is a constant in my life.

 I am open and receptive to all the wealth in the Universe.

 I am open and receptive to new avenues of income.

 I now receive my good from expected and unexpected sources.

She Walks in Beauty [Dean]

Originally posted by chattyang

Artist: Dean | Word Count: 2.548 | CoffeeShop!AU

I identify cafe with books and thus this oneshot was made! I hope you’ll like it anon<3

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Kwon Hyuk hated Monday with a passion, because his uncontrollable insomnia would always act up when he wanted to sleep, and the coffee shop he worked at would be the center of attention for businessman and woman since it was located at the heart of Seoul, giving a hard time for every barista and worker. Right now Hyuk was hanging onto the subway’s handle, blinking every few minutes when he felt himself doze off, because he can’t miss the stop and be late. Hell, Hyuk couldn’t afford to be absent, since he had bills to pay and food to buy. As much as he liked to curl up under his blanket, shielded from the work, he needed work to survive.

It took an hour to step up the café before one of the workers flipped the sign to ‘open’, and people started to flood in, looking as sleep deprived as Hyuk himself as they ordered the strongest coffee the shop got. Some took away simple breakfasts like croissants and cakes, because those people would have suffered if they didn’t eat before consuming the coffee. Hyuk barely moved from the Espresso grinding machine until he realized it was three in the evening, the odd time between lunch and dinner that left the café quite peaceful, a total change from the hectic situation earlier.

He helped his friend to clean the dishes, offering to dry them, when Hyuk heard the door push open. The dark haired barista turned around, catching a glimpse of a girl walking to the cashier. Seeing as his coworker was missing in action, Hyuk quickly set the cups down and dashed to the cashier, making it just in time to muster his biggest smile and take the orders.

“Hello and welcome to the Half Moon Café, how may I take your orders?” Hyuk started, his eyes meeting the most beautiful eyes that pulled him out of the reality for a moment. When he finally snapped back, Hyuk was blinking, trying to push away the look of shock, because oh you were beautiful. The way your hair falls effortlessly, how your eyes seemed to hold joy, and your luscious lips when they twitched into a smile was all it took to make his knees weak. And when he heard your angelic voice, Hyuk knew he was smitten.

“Do you perhaps have anything that’s strong enough to wake me up, but not too strong that it would hurt my stomach? I’m not much of a coffee drinker, and something mild and not too sharp would do.” You described, as your eyes were still on the menu board on the wall, sometimes squinting to read the small words. Hyuk himself had to look up to the menu, humming while he thought of your description.

“Maybe a Flat White would do? It’s made of 15-30% of coffee and 70-85% of milk, that’s the least strongest drink in here,” Hyuk offered, noting how your eyes met his gaze again and looking delighted, “Or maybe you could eat something first before drinking. We have cakes as well if you think croissants are going to make you too full.” And then your attention switched to the range of cakes on the display, and Hyuk noticed how you would lick your lips in thought of eating the pretty looking deserts.

“You know what, I’ll take that Flat White and a Green Tea cake,” You ordered firmly, and Hyuk diligently jotted down your words, “How much would that be?”

“8 dollars, please.”

“Here you go.” Giving Hyuk the exact amount of money, you then walked to the table next to the window, making yourself comfortable as your examined the world outside the café. And then you turned your head, taking in the details of the large coffee shop that was empty. Of course it was empty, everyone was still at work and they won’t be hungry for three more hours, so there’s no reason for people to go here. You went here just because you thought it’s odd to be squeezed between tall buildings. And it served as a cozy café, as if the harsh rigid world outside didn’t exist.

And Hyuk watched from the corner of his eyes, how you would watch your surrounding and indulge in the comfort of the café, and then pull out a book out of your bag. He tried to peek from afar to see the title of the book, because the cover looks familiar to his mind. While he did so, he had almost ruined the small heart he made on the foam, and he sighed in relieve when he didn’t ruin the shape. The coffee was done a minute later, and he decided to deliver your orders himself, having a double reason as to catch a glimpse of your book as well. Hyuk was secretly a big literature fan, especially poems, and he was sure he’s seen the cover of your book before.

“One Flat White steaming hot and made with love.” Hyuk’s voice broke your concentration as you looked up, closing the book and giving a full view of the book’s title to him. And he tried to suppress the yelp of excitement as he gently put your coffee down, because you were reading a book of poems, and from one of his favorite artists: Walt Whitman.

“Oh, thank you so much.” And the bright grin on your face seemed to add fuel to the sudden surge of happiness inside of him, as Hyuk could only flash a smile and walk back to the counter. And as much as he’s glad that he’s a few feet away from you because his heart was beating too rapidly, he was bummed out at himself for not striking a conversation at the perfect chance. There weren’t any customers so it won’t look as impolite, his friends weren’t there to tease the hell out of him, and she was alone! But he decided that maybe it was the best, because he really didn’t want to bother your reading.

Nonetheless, he was hyped knowing you read such a great poet. How Hyuk wanted to go up to you and talk about  Walt Whitman, maybe impress you with his wide knowledge of poems, but he didn’t have the guts to do so, and that was enough to hold him behind the counter as he cleaned up the already stainless counter.

While you were reading, you found yourself wondering to the cute barista every time you come over a love poem. Something about the way he holds himself really attracted you in an unexplainable way, as if he had cool appeal to him. And he looked pretty daring, with one of his eyebrows cut in the middle and the messy haircut he has. The most interesting thing about him was when he noticed the cover of your book, as if he was jolting in joy just by seeing it. There were a lot of people that read Whitman’s work, and maybe he was one of his fans. But you found it cute and intelligent if a boy’s into literature, especially poetry. Having a way with words guarantees an easy heart to a woman’s heart, and that was something you can’t deny. And you found yourself smiling into the love poet you’ve come across, occasionally taking glances towards him. He seemed like he was making himself look busy, and you wanted to chat with this peculiar barista, but you didn’t want to interrupt his work.

It was about one and a half hour later, when your coffee and cake is long gone, that you decided to go back home to do your assignments from college. Clutching your book to your chest, you used the other hand to hold the plate and glass, walking to the counter. And Hyuk was still there, his face looking taken aback as you placed the dishes as lightly as you go.

“The coffee was great, and it was perfect for my stomach! So was the cake, it was splendid.” You complimented, your hands growing sweaty as you hold your book tighter, hoping that he would contribute into the conversation so that it wouldn’t end. As much as you have to go home and do your responsibility, you really didn’t want to leave. This young man in front of you, probably a few years older, was a very intriguing human being, and you found yourself wanting to know more about him. Your heart felt something more than infatuation for this man, although you’ve just met him an hour ago, but you felt like you both were destined to meet.

“Oh, I’m really glad it didn’t affect your stomach,” Hyuk sighed, feeling pride swell in his heart as his recommendations was spot on, “I thought I might’ve hurt you there for a second.” He was trying to smile, but he felt so jumpy because of his heart picking up the pace at full speed. Suddenly he felt his senses sharpen as he took in your floral scent, his eyes catching every detail of your pretty face, and the abrupt feeling of not wanting this to end grew bigger. No, he didn’t want this awkward  and embarrassing conversation to end, all he wanted was to get to know you more but he found himself tongue tied.

“Well then, I’ll go now. Thank you so much, this café is—“

“Wait!” Hyuk yelped, a bit too loud for his liking, but it stopped you to take a step further away from him, “Y-You have a great taste in poetry! I like Walt Whitman as well.” He was stuttering, and he knew damn well he’s made a fool of himself, but then you smiled widely for him, and that was all it took to calm his nerves down.

“Really? I like him as well!” You expressed, holding the book for Hyuk to see, “I’m a huge fan of literature, especially poetry, and Whitman’s work always pull me back from the world, and it’s a nice comfort from everything’s that going on.” And you rambled on, grinning from ear to ear as Hyuk’s smile didn’t left his lips, and somehow all you wanted was to spit a bunch of words out if that makes Hyuk smile a lot.

“Same as I do! Out of all the literature products in this world, I think poetry is the best,” Hyuk chuckled, and then he stops when he got a brave idea pop inside his mind, “Say, can I read you one of you my favorite poems? It’s not Whitman’s work, but I thought I should share it with you.” He was afraid you would reject, that you didn’t have time, but his offer made you step closer to the counter and rest your elbows on the wooden table, using your hands to support your face.

“Go on, I’m all ears.” You whispered, and Hyuk found himself leaning closer as well, mirroring your action. He took a deep breath, closed his eyes and opened them again to meet the most alluring eyes that hold a lot of stars that got him so lost inside. But he was quick to snap back, and the power your orbs gave him seemed to fill the words slipping past his lips with so much love.

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

“That was elegant and grand,” You gasped, clearly taken away by the words strung together into a perfect exquisite poetry, “Who’s work was that?” Without you realizing, you had grasped Hyuk’s hand, and he felt his heart rose to the clouds at the contact.

“It was from a poet called Lord Byron, and it’s called ‘She Walks in Beauty’. It sounds nice to the ears, doesn’t it?” Hyuk got an excited nod from you, as you were beaming in glee towards him. He then straightened his posture, suddenly getting another new idea, and dashed towards the kitchen. You were left confused at the sudden outburst, but you stayed in your place, believing he would come back for a good reason.

And Hyuk opened his locker and took out his bag, fishing out an old book that was yellowing because of its age. Grabbing a pencil, he scribbled a few things on the front cover and ran back to the counter, where you were still waiting for him. He then presented to you his most prized possession, and your eyes turned wide when you saw the author of the book: Lord Byron himself.

“I think you’ll like his works, so I’ll let you borrow it,” Hyuk shrugged, shoving the book closer to you, “You’ll know where to find me if you finished this book, and maybe if you want to chit chat about Lord Byron.” He smiled, and it was a genuine one where he hoped you would take it as a way for you to see him again soon.

“Are you sure? I mean, I’ll return it of course, but you’re done reading this?” You asked, reluctantly taking the book from Hyuk’s calloused hand and smoothly feeling the old pages with your fingers. He hummed as an answer, and you looked at him with the same expression he held. And at that moment, both hearts were filled with love and warmth, and you couldn’t help but lean in to give a quick peck to his cheeks.

“Thank you so much! I’ll read it well,” And you took a step back, and then another, thinking that you should call it a day for your heart, since all that it’s done is beat rapidly, “I’ll see you tomorrow, I guess?”  You hoped to meet him again, and you gripped Lord Byron’s book tighter, hoping he would give you the respond you wanted.

“Yeap! See you tomorrow, and be careful on your way home!” And as you both waved good bye, you quickly sped away from the café, and when you arrived at the park before the subway, you found yourself jumping in pure joy and screaming your heart out. Fate was being kind for you today, you scored the perfect guy you’ve always wanted, and he seemed to be feeling the same for you! Oh boy you were happy, having fallen head over heels for the charming barista.

And Hyuk was doing the same celebration as you did, raising his fist into the air and yelling his happiness up into the air. It was when his coworkers were back that he stopped his little celebration, but the smile on Hyuk’s face didn’t disappear, and he found himself sleeping peaceful tonight without any stress pounding his mind. It was unbelievable to find the perfect girl that fits his favorite poetry so much.

And you were ecstatic from the message scribbled on the front page. It was an open invitation you would definitely take up to.

Here are some poetry book recommendations for me, and I think you’ll like this since we have the same taste. Here’s my phone number: +82 XXX XXX, maybe you could text me tonight or we’d go book hunting tomorrow after my shift’s ended?:) –Kwon Hyuk