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1st House - your Ascendant, your worldwide persona

Aries Ascendant - outspoken and very sensitive. They are called warriors of the zodiac and for a good reason. They always fight to the end for the cause they believe in and will do everything what it takes to win (literally). They are really smart and inventive. They like to instigate things and cause drama. They never take your advices. Honest and stubborn. They tend to take things to their heart (except advices) and they easily get offended. They crave romance and true love but they are way more shy about those things than people think. They really can get shy in love! But they want to be always considered strong so it is hard to see that side of them. They have a tendency to delete people from their life too fast, without giving it a second thought. Strong minded. Helpful. Sassy. They easily get jealous of others.

Taurus Ascendant - protective and sexy. Their presence is not that intense like Scorpio but still they are visible and hard to miss. Very sensual people. Their sexiness is more subtle and their beauty is very earthy like. They go back and forth with being economical and  impulsive with spending money (they might buy things they think they need when they really don’t). They are argumentative and tend to instigate things. They are really protective of their surrendings and people. Generous with their time and money unless you make them doubt your intentions. They can be very cold, calculative and emotionally detached when they need to be. 

Gemini Ascendant - funny and welcoming. They are very warm and always make people feel good with them. They will help you with opening up. They can be flighty and overly dramatic. Emotional people. They love diversity in every form. They love to learn new things and help other learn it too. Very helpful, they really want you to feel good around them. They do not want to negativity win over positivity. They can find hope and good in people everywhere. This does not mean that they are naive, no - they are very observant people and very smart. They need a lot of changes in their life. Freedom is their stability. They despise routine but they need it a little bit more in their life to keep their restlessness away from them.

Cancer Ascendant -  caring and proactive. They get things done. They are very emotionally and mentally strong. They really can get through a lot and stand still. Patient and caring, they treat their friends as their family members. They will always make sure that you will know how much they love you. They have good intuition and are people smart. They are creative and may appear more innocent that they really are. They will always encourage you to be better. They are very hard-working, they make sure to do things the best they can. Very goofy (when they feel comfortable with you). If you break their trust they will get very cold, logical and ruthless. They will call you out on the things you have done. They will never forget.

Leo Ascendant - generous and witty. Very loving and protective of their loved ones. The unique mix of softness and strength. The royal baby. They will rather die than let you win an argument. They tend to forget about their own worth and look for validation in the wrong places. They are very detail oriented about how they want to appear to the world (especially when it comes to their fashion choices). Creative, smart and devoted to their own art and style. They do not like changes and can be too much stubborn to admit that they need them. Very sensitive but they have amazing fighting spirit.

Virgo Ascendant - competent and charming. They are very sophisticated. Naturally smart, patient and observant. They have a lot of hidden charisma. They know how to act in social situations and keep their image clean. Creative. They are emotionally self-sufficent and they keep people at distance but they know how to appear friendly and welcoming. Other people may often come to them for their knowledge which they like to share. They usually have god complex and dislike when people act like they really know them. They like competent people. Meticulous and can be mean. They want to show the best of them to the world. 

Libra Ascendant - thoughtful and intuitive. They care about justice and balance and they can easily sense when something is “off”. They are really good at finding solutions. Impartial, they look at two sides before judging. They are people smart and helpful. Emotionally strong but when things go wrong they rely more on logic than emotions. They can get cold and distant when they feel they cannot trust someone. Trust is really important for them. If you break your word to them they may forigve you but will never truly forget. They are stylish, aesthetically pleasing and easily make people like them. They can become the ultimate queen b. They get things done and they do not like to sit and wait for things to escalate. 

Scorpio Ascendant - passionate and watchful. The infamous “mysterious and intense” ones. They definetely bring a lot to the table. They do not care much about others opinions but others tend to care about theirs. Beside the obvious sexiness, strong aura and intensity they have a lot of sensivity and thirst of knowledge inside of them. They like to discover secrets of the world and they are really good at it. They are careful and like to plan things. They observe people and rely on their instincts when judging them. They like to laugh with others and be more laid-back and goofy but only with those who gained their trust. They have strong convictions that they know how to defend. They are really caring and generous, they have this softness inside of them which they always choose not to show to the world. They are true fighters; they will not back down and run away from a fight but they really not aim to create everything into the battlefield. Ambitious, smart and really adventurous people.

Sagittarius Ascendant - jovial and intense. They have strong, warm aura that that attracts others to them. They are extra about every aspect of their life. Bold, independent and sometimes a little bit intimidating. They make a conscious effort to be funny (they prefer things be kept this way) but they can get serious very fast and when they do they become scary. They have short temper and sharp tongue. They will not tolerate any baloney. They will scream about it to the world if they have to. They will make a fuss about something but five seconds later they will act like nothing happened. They prefer to look at the bigger picture but still will check every little detail. They really do not know how to deal with sadness inside of them so they choose to ignore it and keep themselves busy on something “more interesting” than negative feelings.

Capricorn Ascendant - bold and confrontational. They do not back down from a challenge an actually are more drama prone that they will admit. They are passionate and very emotional but they do not show it easily to the world. They are diligent and prefer to keep the image of  professionalists. Independent, sassy, curious and smart, they know how to handle things. They despise incompetence but they are more forgiving if this incompetence come from other people and not themselves. They like affection and compliments especially about achievements, less looks. They are constantly misunderstood and people try to simplify them to being heartless workaholics but they are way more complex. They tend to be more confident when they got older, they need some time to asset themselves in the world but when they do they become ultimate bosses.

Aquarius Ascendant - serious but charming. They are a unique blend of a social butterfly and strong individualist. They like people and spending time with them but they also need a lot of solitude. They often feel outcasted because of their contrasted personality and are considered weird. They are not weird - they are just unapologetic about who they are and you have to deal with it, whether you like what you see or not. Aquarius will not change anything about themselves to make things easier (even when they crave to be understood they will stand still with who they are)They are very curious and have many interests. They need some time to really open up but when they do you can see their passionate, vulnerable and caring side. They really like and need affection. They are smart and blunt. They appreciate unconventional forms of romance. 

Pisces Ascendant - smart and incomparable. People see them as this weird, sad guys, who do not comprehend a normal human language. This is not true - they are complex and have many sides to them to show to the world. They easily get inspired by everything around them. They think they know how to blend in but the truth is that somehow they always stand out. They are intelligent, have unique sense of humour and way of looking at the world. They are brave, can get very argumentative when someone is talking about things they are passionate about. They can be both very logical and emotional, serious and goofy, loud and quiet. They are never one thing, they could never choose to be one. 

People gassed Remy Ma’s head up to the point where she thought she could end Nicki’s career by making another diss track and y'all were gonna love it, but that shit backfired on her ass. I told people not gas her up she is doing the same shit that Lil Kim did (making several disses and doing interviews only to talk about Nicki and not the music) she’s pissed off that Nicki’s not responding? So the fuck what get over it. Now Remy looking stupid out here doing diss tracks when nobody is responding to her dumb ass.

Should’ve used the momentum off the first diss track to put some music out that had nothing to do with Nicki Minaj, but this jail bird wanted to waste it on that trash ass 2nd diss and now she taking the “L” instead of the “W” she wasn’t smart enough to capitalize off it when she had the chance.

Meanwhile Nicki in Paris for Fashion Week and is in the studio preparing for her next album whilst Remy will be stuck in the tri-state area cause of her probation begging Nicki to respond, the bitch has too much time on her hands, she needs to stick to Love & Hip Hop if she wants beef with anyone who will allow it. Also I’m telling you guys right now if Nicki responds it’s going to be on her album where’s she gonna make people purchase it (ex: Roman Revenge x lil Kim diss) it won’t be free that’s for damn sure.

This whole beef is not even about rap anymore this shit comes down to one thing jealousy, she’s jealous that Nicki set the bar high as fuck for a female rapper (she internationally known because she crossover to pop, broke records on billboard, and she’s the highest best selling female rapper to date something these other females rappers can’t grasp) bitches hating cause she did something they couldn’t do. While they’re catching charges and going to prison for x amount years over shooting somebody or not snitching on someone, she’s catching Grammy nominations, triple platinum albums, Billboard charting success. Remy wants what Nicki has and it’s not going in her favor at this point she’s been out three years from jail and has not done a single thing but be on LHH make a flop album with Fat Joe. She hasn’t release anything by herself and when she does it’s about Nicki now it’s not about Remy no more it’s about NICKI MINAJ cause that’s all she’s good for now is Nicki beef drama and all these radio and talk show hosts are gonna use her for their ratings while she’s sitting looking stupid on Wendy Williams couch talking about another woman who doesn’t care about her life or career at the end of the day.

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Unable To Protect You (Yongguk mafia/gang AU pt.1)

Requested by: 2 (!!) nice and cool anons

Word count: 6.2 k+

Genre/warnings: Mafia/gang AU (contains a swear word or two. Also contains violence, and contains a lot of flashbacks and emotional pain. But, as always - imo nothing too vivid.)

Summary: Him and Himchan were done with all of the dirty work for the day. Another person down, and the burdens of knowing a life had been taken once again hanging on his shoulders, dragging him down lower to the ground. Yet when he came home, his dangerous and dark attire faded away completely as he let himself be held by your arms, letting your reassuring whispers fill his ears. He wasn’t a monster. He wasn’t a bad person. He simply fought for his own survival and for the lives of his loved ones. Which, looking at the situation, would once again be much harder, since an old, unwanted and uninvited guest had appeared on the scene. Threatening to kill him, and threatening to make you his by rather cruel and painful methods.

(A/N) Three mafia AUs done, three to go! Part two of this should be up sometime tomorrow or on Tuesday. And, in case you like this one and haven’t read the others yet, consider checking out the Himchan mafia AU or the Jongup mafia AU, or maybe both! ^.^


“Are we done here yet?”

Himchan turned to face him, a playful smile appearing on his lips. He watched the close to fragile figure in front of him, and kept wondering how this guy had managed to get so far.

How his face screamed danger, yet he was the most peaceful of all when he wasn’t shooting. How he looked like trouble, yet moved so slowly and unwillingly when he wasn’t in the middle of an argument. How he had too much soul to handle, and how that drew him lower and lower into the abyss of pain and desperation with every single passing day, as for his line of work, he had a too complex mind, with little space for letting go of things and too much space for remembering.

How he was the strongest warrior of all - Bang Yongguk. The man who could single-handed bring the whole world to his feet, but would never do it, simply because he had too much respect for it.

“Are you in a hurry?”

“No,” his answer was simple and short, cutting through the otherwise silent night air with ease, “I’m just tired.”

“Let me get rid of the last evidence first and then we can leave.”

They did so soon enough, filling the quiet alleyway with their intimidating shadows creeping alongside the walls of the old, abandoned and destroyed buildings as their footsteps echoed down the street, their shoes seeming a little too fancy and expensive for this dirty place.

But that’s who they were. Young, handsome men who looked like the gentleman every girl would more or less willingly want to lay her eyes on. The guys to open doors for others, and talk in a smart, polite fashion that made everyone around them think they were the best kind. The ones who treated people right. The ones who were perfect.

Yet the only thing they were indeed perfect at was shooting. And killing. And getting needed information, and what not else - they were quite multi-talented in their survival. In reality, they were the guys your mom warned you about and guys who knew what mercy meant as a term, but were quite bad at using it practically.

Being the Best Absolute Perfect - the best guys out of all of the bad ones - was their calling. And at this point in time they couldn’t be more grateful for who they’d become over the time, because they knew they’d manage. They’d shaped themselves and made their permanent existence in the area more than simply intimidating and bloody obvious. They were “The King”.

“I’ve never seen you hurrying home like this before, friend,” Yongguk barely noticed Himchan’s a little too loud and all over the place talking, slowly turning his head to eye him up and down.

“Get some glasses then, it’s been like this for a year already,” he answered, tucking his freezing hands into his pockets as Himchan laughed at his unusually sarcastic remark.

“It’s because of her, isn’t it?”

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Hi to the Kaylor/Gaylor fandom from an OG Taylor/Karlie Supporter

Hello Everyone

Well basically I’ve been wanting to openly be a part of the fandom for quite some time but never had the courage because of outside forces to do it. I feel like amid all of the growth and chaos that comes along with it…. it’s no longer good to hide & lurk in the shadows while my mutuals work hard and take all the heat from the antis in any form. I publicly apologize for only supporting you behind-the-scenes and thank you for understanding my dilemma.

So here I am murphy524…OG of 4+ years here and on TLC. I started as a fashion fan so yes I knew about Karlie first. Hello maki, love you to death and thank u for all you did on TLC keeping us fashion informed. So knowing Karlie I guess everyone can figure out I discovered Taylor VS13…the night I couldn’t figure out what just happen during IKYWT. 🌋 As far as Taylor, I like some of Red, 1989 & most of Rep.

Yes I am a 2015 survivor, although it seems like we’re in that pit right now, we will survive this too. My advice relax, chill, breathe, get off the emotional 🎢 and on the PR one….it’s much easier. Do your research and have your OWN OPINION on things. To all the individual thinkers, creative people👏🙌🏼. Individuality is a wonderful thing. Also Be smart and silence in situations can often be more impactful.

So I hope to help with all your questions understanding the PR aspect of everything including the patterns our girls exhibit, and make some sense of the chaos that it brings.


zoujourn  asked:

I believe you're getting a lot of these but, I'm curious about your headcanons about the rest of the boys ideal type as well. Can I ask for those headcanons for kuro, tsumugi, wataru, kanata, rei, yuzuru, & makoto.

actually this is the last one we have ! so here you go, more ideal types ♥ - mod mademoiselle

Kuro :

  • he would melt if someone treats him like an older brother ! that’s it, the true key to his heart was discovered so easily
  • weak for people with a vulnerable side, since it gives him an excuse to watch over them and protect them !
  • he’d pretty much fall for anyone kind who stays by his side long enough
  • he’d especially like his s/o to be pretty dynamic and pushy ! he loves it when they lead the way !
  • he can’t say no to a whimsical s/o and they’d pretty much make his heart melt
  • bonus points if they can impress him by being particularly good at something ! then he’d be the proudest guy on earth !

Tsumugi :

  • he really wouldn’t feel at ease around someone flirty or intimidating…
  • his ideal type would be someone polite and well-educated !
  • it’s better if they’re as old-fashioned as he is, since he’s pretty awkward around people he doesn’t have common traits or interests with…
  • his heart would threaten to stop everytime they tease him, so it’s probably for the best if they’re not the type to do that too often
  • he has a thing for traditional and simple beauty !
  • he just wants to date someone simple who loves books tbh
  • has a thing for clever people !

Wataru :

  • he’s also a part of the High Standards Club 
  • he wants someone smart, funny and exuberant !
  • they must be able to follow his lead whenever he has a crazy idea, and of course, they should be his biggest fan !
  • of course, they’re as eccentric as he is. they should at least find his antics hilarious and/or admirable !
  • they must be quick-witted enough to have something funny and smart to answer every single time ! bonus points if they manage to surprise him !
  • he definitely values personality over looks, but he loves it when they get all dolled up for him !

Kanata :

  • he knows whether someone is genuinely nice or not and he won’t ever get close to someone who’s not, trust me that ahoge of his is actually a people-radar
  • he couldn’t care less about looks !
  • wants someone nice, protective and gentle, whom he could feel safe around…
  • they should love animals and the sea, of course ! he believes that people who are kind even to animals are good people
  • he wouldn’t like it if they’re impatient or irritable, and they should also not mind that he’s a bit peculiar
  • all in all, his type is peaceful and kind people who know how to take their time !

Rei :

  • this boy wants a pure angel he can corrupt with his Dark Edgy Love™
  • so weak for cute people ! looks are a good indicator of someone’s true personality for him, but he doesn’t rely on it too much. he knows better…
  • he’d fall for someone nice and who takes good care of the grandpa he is
  • they have to be able to withstand his teasing though ! he doesn’t care whether they are flustered or tease back : both are equally acceptable reactions to him !
  • he especially likes quick-witted people though because you can’t win against those ones
  • he loves cute clothes with a lot of frills, ribbons and lace ! he’ll coax you into wearing some anyway don’t worry

Yuzuru :

  • he wants to date a cat person ! or a cat-like person. bonus points if his s/o is both !
  • his ideal type is someone cute and sweet yet pretty teasing
  • he’d melt if he feels like he’s walking into a trap by falling for them !
  • he’d like someone who initiates the relationship
  • so weak for spoiled and whimsical people ! how can he say no to them ???
  • but he wouldn’t like it if he has to baby them too much, he’d be reminded of tori and that would ruin the romantic mood
  • he can and will do your make up, hair and/or nails. no need to even ask.

Makoto :

  • this boy is pretty simple in his tastes !
  • he’d like someone cute, but not too out of his league… he’d be really anxious if he feels they’re too good for him !
  • would fall immediately for someone nice, who encourages him in hard times and believes in him !
  • he likes nice and gentle people, he feels so at ease around them !
  • he’s a mess whenever teasing or flirting is involved, but he doesn’t really dislike it…
  • he’d only fall for someone who’s already pretty close to him !
Okasian - Rumors

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“Can’t you just please give him a chance?” You looked at your mother with pleading eyes. It was her birthday party today and to her dismay you had brought an uninvited guest. Honestly, you didn’t think she would notice. There were a lot of people in here, family, friends, relatives, colleagues. However, nothing could pass by her hawk eyes undetected. In midst of all the guests, she managed to spot your boyfriend and she immediately pulled you to the side to let you know how she felt about him.

“You shouldn’t have brought him,” your father joined the conversation, taking side with your mother.

“He drove me all the way here. Should I have sent him home then only to call him again later to pick me up?” You argued and let out a scoff in disbelief. Your parents weren’t usually so unsupportive in regards of your relationship, actually they got along fine with your past boyfriends, however, since they first met him, they were totally against Jiyong and you didn’t know why. He was polite and respectful to them. Sure, he wasn’t really the perfect son-in-law. He smoked, drank, wasn’t really employed, had tattoos all over his body, and he looked like he was high 24/7. But your parents weren’t really the type of people who judged by the appearances. You, too, had some tattoos and you also didn’t choose to go the safe path. You were a college dropout and right now you were trying to make yourself a name in the fashion industry as a photographer. At least Jiyong did graduate from university. Though he didn’t look like it, he was actually very smart and educated.

“You don’t like him, ok I get it and I’m not asking you to like him, but at least accept him,” you told them with a trace of irritation in your voice, which you tried really hard to hide. You didn’t want to make a scene, especially not on your mother’s birthday, but you just couldn’t comprehend why they were acting like this.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, so you're a huge inspiration and as much as i'd like to follow a similar career path i'm honestly wondering if it's even sensible at this point as i'm 25 too but only just now going back to school and starting way behind. I wish my mentally ill ass couldve gotten it together sooner but idk, would it be completely impossible atthis point to have similar success?

not too late! ever! our senior beauty reporter, cheryl, who is so so so smart is a mom with 2 kids in her 40s. she used to be a nurse practitioner! she wanted to work in fashion/beauty, so in her mid 30s, when fashionista was just starting, she asked to intern. she then became their first proper beauty editor, and now works here and teaches me so much. if you want something dont worry about what other people thing or if you’re too late, just doooooo it

I’m currently playing Final Fantasy Type-0, now I’m at chapter 7. Well…. how the starting cut scene and the director of the game made me prepare for it but shit I was freaking wrong. ;____; Annnnnddddddd yaaa knowww i was thinking about the the kids like they actually look like the ffxv couples love child. I’m gonna mess around with this a bit because crossovers! and genderbent! like fem! iggy, fem!prompto and maybe fem!loqi

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motivation for μ's fictionkin!!
  • honoka!: you are so full of energy and you persevere through everything!! μ's wouldn't exist if it weren't for your spirit and refusal to give up. you're a great leader and many people look up to you!!
  • kotori!: you're so kind and loving, and you stick with your friends through thick and thin which is great!! youre also super fashionable and id let you design my whole wardrobe if you wanted. people love you and cherish you!!
  • umi!: youre so smart and strong, and you always do your very best, and encourage others to do too!! you don't let your friends quit, and your lyrics and training helped μ's have the best shows they could!! people admire your smarts and your strong heart!!
  • rin!: youre so happy and fun to be around, who wouldnt want to be friends with someone as sweet as you? when youre around, people cant help but smile and share your joyful, fun energy!! you are adored by so many people because you always cheer them up!
  • hanayo!: oh-so passionate and oh-so sweet, even if you dont realize it youre an idol through and through!! your friends are all cheering you on, and we know you can do great things!! youre a wonderful lovely rice goddess or god or whatever you prefer to be called!!
  • maki!: cool, calm, and collected. thats you!! youre so intelligent and talented and full of passion that will help you achieve all your dreams. people love to be around you and feel like they can learn a lot from you!! (also what shampoo do you use your hair is so good)
  • nico!: the number one idol nico-nii~! you are the best idol you can be because you don't give up on your dreams, and everyone notices!! you are as amazing as you believe you are, but despite that you still love your friends and they love you too!!
  • nozomi!: your spiritual powers aren't the only powerful thing about you!! your own spirit is so strong and yet still so gentle. you helped guided μ's in its early stages from the sidelines. μ's really wouldn't be μ's without you!! you overcame shyness which can be hard to do sometimes, and because of that you made so many great friends that love you!!
  • eli!: you're so bright and mature, and youre a role model to all your friends!! everyone wants to be like you, and its easy to see why. everyone respects your beauty and your smarts, and they love your fun, silly side as well!! no matter what, i know you can do anything you want to using your wits and your charm!!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any more Spiderman + Deadpool headcanons? It really doesn't matter to me if their relationship is romantic or platonic. I just really love their interactions.

I love these goobers too, anon:

  • They’re godawful motormouths and they get 10x worse when they’re around each other. If they’re ever in a fight, they’ll both keep up a constant stream of jokes and pop culture references, egging each other on, bouncing off of each other’s joke set ups. Half the time, they don’t even REALISE THEY’RE DOING IT. It’s SUBCONSCIOUS.
  • No one wants to be paired with Deadpool and Spider-Man during shit like alien invasions and doombot attacks. No one. People have gotten into physical fights over this. Wolverine almost skewed the person that suggested he go with them since he knew them both.
  • Wade is the Bad Influence friend. Peter is the Good Influence friend. They balance each other - Peter motivates them to save a shit tonne of people, and Wade gets them arrested. But they’re actually a good team when they use their different strengths together.
  • They’re Weird Supportive Friends. Neither of them are neurotypical and though they deal with different issues, they get it. On bad days, they help each other out in really weird ways (Wade once tried yelling at Peter’s anxiety to make it go away. It made Peter fall over and cry with laughter so it kind of worked?)
  • Listen, Matt Murdock is included in this weird circle of love. He does not want to be included in this weird circle of love. He wants no part in it. But there he is, getting sucked in. He’s often dragged by Peter, and then later, dragged in by Wade, when the guy decides he actually really likes annoying spending time with Matt
  • Matt gains two Weird Supportive Friends. Wade and Peter are actually helpful with his sensory issues and blindness? Strangely helpful. Matt doesn’t know when Wade started being so thoughtful (”That asshat just nodded, babe”) or buying sensory smart clothes in Matt’s size. He insists they’re just for Peter, who prefers clothes that are too big for him, but Matt knows Wade was thinking of him
  • SPEAKING OF CLOTHES, I’ve already mentioned that Wade is REALLY EXCITED about my fashionable AU, but really. He is so excited, you guys. He has too much money and not enough people to spend it on. He ends up getting a lot of stuff for Peter? He drops by Wade’s apartment to load up on fruit snacks, and ends up drowning beneath a pile of cute clothes. Wade gets bored easily. He thought about Peter, and thought about cute clothes, and then somehow marathon-bought a bunch of nice stuff in his size from online shops. Wade may have a slight addiction to internet shopping. Peter is definitely not complaining. There are dresses in there that Peter might cry over because they’re that nice. 
  • They both deal with awful, awful things without much help. They mention it to the other person casually (like: “Sorry the kitchen floor is covered in blood, Spidey, a dick-spanner from my past broke in here and held me down and sliced my guts open.” Or: “Sorry I passed out, that’s embarrassing; Jameson cut my pay and I’ve been too busy fighting Goblin that I haven’t managed to find freelance work. Been a while since I had actual food in the house. Maybe a week.”) because they’re not used to censoring their rapid-pace thoughts around each other. This leads to: “wHAT” and “are you okay?!” on Peter’s part, and “I’m going to go pull some people’s arms off, be back soon” and “I’m making my weight in burritos right now, sit the fuck down” on Wade’s. Weirdly supportive, protective, messy friends can I get a HELL YEAH 

Part two of my undercover!Percy Jackson series thing. It’s probably a good idea to read part i first. 


Aphrodite is more than happy to put out for the occasion, as it happens. She smiles, clapping her hands together as she stares down at Percy and Annabeth. She looks very much like Annabeth, actually. “Oh, yes. I need Percabeth in prime condition. I don’t need other Percy-babies messing this up. Now,” she stops, scrutinizing Percy’s appearance. “Whilst it pains me to change you at all-" 

There’s a puff of pink, and suddenly Percy’s standing there in a black Led Zeppelin shirt and dark jeans, wearing scuffed black converse on his feet. And it’s not just the clothes that she changes. He’s got dark tattoos tracing their way down his whole right arm, and… oh gods. He runs his tongue over his bottom lip and stops in horror when it brushes against something hard and vaguely metallic.

She’s given him a lip piercing.


Annabeth is staring at him with something akin to amazement on her face, while Aphrodite looks immensely proud of her work. Also, Percy’s not sure if Annabeth’s ‘amazement’ is a good or a bad thing, so he just shifts awkwardly on his feet and tries to tell Aphrodite that this was really not necessary.

"Nonsense,” she tells him. “I know Autumn’s type, and this is it. The bad boy thing. Are you comfortable with cigarettes?”

“No,” says Percy, blankly, deciding to draw the line where he is able.

Aphrodite clucks her tongue. “Fine, then,” she says, sighing. “Well, your father was always quite promiscuous back in the day. I’m sure some of those genetics were passed on to you. Just relax, you’ll have Autumn wrapped around your little finger, or your dick as it were, in no time.”

“Uh, right,” says Percy, uncomfortably. Thinking of his dad as 'promiscuous’ isn’t really the type of conversation topic that he’s comfortable exploring. “But I’m just trying to get information. If I don’t need to have-”

Aphrodite shakes her head, halting Percy in the middle of his sentence. “No, no,” she says. “I think you’ll find that Autumn is quite loose-lipped in the throes of passion. And very forward - very sure of herself. If you want her to like you, you’re going to have to go with it. That’s my advice.” Then, the goddess of love waves cheerily and claps her hands. “Now, do look away before I incinerate you.”

Percy and Annabeth cover their eyes as Aphrodite resumes her true godly form and disappears with a crash, leaving them standing under the rocks that look like a pile of shit that is actually Zeus’ fist. Clarisse has eloquently dubbed it Zeus’ shit, which Percy privately thinks is much more accurate.  

What Percy also thinks, is that Annabeth is being very quiet about the whole thing. She’s staring at him with her head tilted to one side and her brow wrinkled curiously.

“You don’t have to say it,” Percy grumbles, finding the lip piercing irritating already. “I look like a moron.”

Annabeth shakes her head. “Nope,” she mutters. “Not what I was going to say at all. Actually… if I didn’t like the normal you so much, I’d say to rock this look more often. Thing is, I happen to like regular Percy, so ignore what I just said and go back to normal when this is all mmph-!”

Usually, it’s Annabeth who has to shut him up because he’s rambling, but as his lips meld perfectly with hers, he decides he quite likes this change. When they break apart, they’re both gasping for air and flushed, and Percy thinks he needs to pick up the scattered pieces of his brain from the floor.

Annabeth looks at him, then. Really looks at him, up and down. “Okay,” she says. “I can… this is nice. But it’s just a novelty thing. I can pretend that you’re someone else when you’re like this. But when you come back to me, after her, promise me you’ll be regular Percy again?”

Percy smiles into her hair as he brings her in for a warm hug. “I promise,” he whispers as his breath ghosts over her earlobe. Then, she can practically feel his smirk against her skin. “I knew you were more bothered about this than you let on.”

She pulls away then, a broad smile on her face, and tells him not to be such a jackass. Then, hand in hand, they make their way back toward the ashes of the campfire where everyone is waiting for them.

Leo does a double take when he sees Percy. “Holy shit,” he utters, mouth wide open and gaping as he takes in the new appearance of the son of Poseidon. “Hephaestus’ dirty underwear. What the-?”

Percy smiles sheepishly and then turns to glare at Piper. “Your mothers creativity knows no bounds,” he says, total deadpan, as Annabeth snorts with mischievous laughter from beside him.

Chiron shifts on his feet. “Well,” he says, mouth opening and closing as he struggles for words. “I suppose it’ll be easier to convince Autumn that the savior of Olympus has gone off the deep end, this way?”

“Wait,” says Percy, a crease forming in his brow. “You’re not giving me a new identity?”

“Well, I-”

“Prissy,” Clarisse cuts in. “You need to swear more. The punk-ass look needs the right attitude. Where’s the dude who got expelled 'cause he called his teacher an old drunk?”

Leo lets out a weird noise somewhere between a snort and a cackle.

“Oh?” Percy says, because he’s just found out the meaning of that word he used. “Oh. Is that what 'old sot’ means?”

Clarisse rolls her eyes.

“Anyway,” Chiron continues. “Autumn is basically a human lie detector. The less lies you tell her, the better. I think it’ll be easier to convince her that you’re bitter at the gods and have gone off the deep end. Look at the Titan war. It’s not uncommon.”

Percy nods, but he also knows that he’s a shitty actor. The swearing, he can do. He filters his thoughts most of the time so all he needs to do is drop the filter and let the curses through. But lying? Gods, he couldn’t even lie to Aphrodite about going on that quest for Annabeth. Now, in deep with Annabeth and way too in love with her to be healthy, he doesn’t know how he’s going to convince another woman that he… he’s in love with her.

Fortunately, Leo comes up with these nifty little earpieces in the days leading up to his undercover job. Annabeth volunteers to be on the other end of the comms most of the time, because she and Percy decide that it’s less like cheating if she’s a hundred percent aware of everything. But, she won’t be there all the time. Percy dreads the hours that Leo’s going to be on the other end of his ear piece.

Or Clarisse. Holy Hephaestus’ fucking underwear. That’s not even a good thought. Clarisse’s voice is not really the voice of reason he wants in his ear.

Then, finally, the first day of his mission comes. That fucking piercing in his lip had been a necessary annoyance when Annabeth came to kiss him softly goodbye, and then Piper had been painstakingly given the job of giving him something to wear to the fancy ball that he was meant to be meeting Autumn at. A fancy ball for druggies? Percy hadn’t thought that was even a thing until now.

Although, apparently, it’s a ball for rich ass people who get a kick of selling other people illegal drugs. As Chiron had soothingly told him, Autumn is too conservative to actually try any of her own products.

Smart girl.

So, dressed in a black tux with a sea-green tie and some really fucking expensive, uncomfortable shoes, and his black ring lip piercing, Percy was ready to go. The lines of his black tattoo can only just be seen creeping up his neck.

He stands in the doorway of the ball, fashionably late, and then (with a deep breath) he strides in. Head held high and hand subconsciously fiddling with Riptide - his ballpoint pen sword. He walks over to the bar, lit up with soft, golden overhanging lights, and smiles at the bartender as he sits down. Although, he’s like, ninety percent sure that his smile is more like a grimace or something.

“Can I get you anything?” grunts the bartender. He reminds Percy of the Dionysus kids back at camp, so he’s probably one of them. He’s quite chubby, with red cheeks and a brooding look on his face, but the sort of guy that might be quite strikingly good looking if he lost a bit of weight.

Percy shrugs, tracing lines on the bar with his wandering fingers. He’s not sure whether to order a Coke or a beer to better fit in. So he orders a beer, 'cause he’s really not here for him. And Annabeth has told him that she’s trying to pretend he’s someone else, to keep her heart in one piece, so he’ll do the same.

The bartender brings it over a few minutes later, and Percy thanks him with a couple of muttered words and a grateful look in his eyes. The beer tastes bitter and foul, and Percy sighs heavily and yet in a way that passes off as an awkward sort of yawn. He might be nearly eighteen, but he’s still more child than not and he hates alcoholic beverages. Perhaps it’s due to Smelly Gabe being an abusive, drunken arsehole.

Percy wonders if his aversion to alcohol is very noticeable to the well trained eye. Well, Percy never pretended to be a decent undercover agent.

“Ah,” says a voice from behind Percy, a silky feminine tone that exudes confidence and quickly shortens his breathing in a way that he hates himself for. “Why order something so personally distasteful, darling?”

Percy startles with raised eyebrows. He tries to calm his racing heart, and puffs out a barely inaudible breath to calm himself.

“Trying to fit in,” Percy says. Chiron had said that the truth was always the best way to go with Autumn, and for all Percy knows - this could bloody well be her. He hopes it isn’t - she’s cold and confident and calculating with an intelligent, no-nonsense air about her that terrifies him. “I came here to get away, and I reckon I just look like a moron.”

The girl he’s talking to has fiery red hair, curled sharply to fan her face, and startling golden eyes, high cheekbones and perfect white cheeks. Her dress is white and hugs her curves, and she’s wearing tall wedge heels that make her tower over him. The sight of it is mildly unsettling.

She smiles, her painted red lips full and stunning in the low light. “Are you Percy Jackson? Some of my men told me that you might be here. And you’re the only one here that I don’t recognise.”

“Guilty as charged,” says Percy, running a hand through his unruly dark hair. His tux feels stuff and immovable around his body and her stare is almost more deadly than Medusas.

“Well, they did warn me that you were attractive,” she smiles flirtatiously, holding out a perfectly manicured hand for him to shake. “I’m Autumn. Autumn Brown.”

Percy smiles, and he hopes it doesn’t look fake. Fuck, it probably does. “Woman of the night,” he says, throat dry and sore. “Lovely to meet you.”

“And you, too,” she says, that smile still present, dancing it’s way across her lips. “But, I must ask, what brings the two-time hero of Olympus to my shady business?”

Percy waves a dismissive hand. “It’s not shady,” he says. “It’s very fucking impressive. And I wanted a change of scenery.”

“And you’re going back on your whole precious camp for that change of scenery, yes?”

“Pretty scenery can be hard to find,” Percy says smoothly, allowing an easy smile to cross his face. He wants to pat himself on the back. He’s surprising himself in all sorts of ways tonight.

Autumn hums. “I suppose it is. Although, I know you have a stunning girlfriend back home.”

Her smile is dangerous, like a cheetah waiting to strike. And fuck Percy sideways, he’s not trained for this bullshit. He could decapitate her in five different ways, with a number of different items, but he has no idea how to get information from her without beating it from her.

The struggles of stealth.

“I used to,” says Percy, trying vainly to dodge the curveball that she has mercilessly flung at him. Referring to Annabeth in this way is like a violent punch in the gut. “But, well. She cheated on me.”

“Did she, now?” Autumn looks amused. “Yeah?”

“Mm,” Percy nods, shrugging. Time to shove Annabeth and Clarisse in the hole they’d dug for him. “With a daughter of Ares. Clarisse. Sucks, but, I guess I deserved it.”

There’s a choked noise of fury from the other end of his comms and Percy has to fight back the crooked grin that tugs at his lips.

“And that fatal flaw of loyalty isn’t doing anything to keep you around, I suppose?” suspicion finally allows itself to seep into her icy tone.

Percy stands up, his sea green eyes swirling like the depths of the ocean, and is pleased to find that he’s a few centimetres taller than her even in her heels. A cocky smirk slides easily across his face as he bends down. His breath slides hotly along the shell of her ear, and she goes stiff beside him.

“I guess,” he whispers, voice as smooth as silk. “That I haven’t found the right person to be loyal too.”

If he had a mic, Percy would drop it now.

He strides out of the building without another word, his mouth tasting like the bitter tang of beer.

He doesn’t want to admit how sweaty he is under his tux, but he’s pretty sure that being seductive is the hardest fucking thing he’s ever done.

(And he thinks that Aphrodite’s blessing has something to do with his apparent success because fuck.)

Two Shots at Love RP @goldenevil91

The life of a single is both rewarding, yet disappointing all at the same time. Some just love the bachelor or bachelorette lifestyle, but as for others they’re reminded constantly on silly reasons why they’re single. they believed they had no chances at all because they were too smart, too fat, too ugly, too innocent, too gullible, too nice, a psycho, or even thought that something is just wrong with them. For someone like Rose Kiyo Soto, she knew the single life all too well. She knew why she was single: because she considered herself undatable. She was OCD for always being so organized in a highly ordered fashion, triple checked her work, had an I.Q higher than most people, fluent in multiple languages, and always kept to herself. She was known to be very serious all the time, yet also gullible and very innocent of things, so for her coworkers it was enjoyable to mess with her at any chance they got.

Oh yes, she was very well aware of how they felt about her, but chose to ignore them. She only had one friend, her cat Atem; named after her older brother who passed away two years ago. He was her only friend in her life, always made life so happy and cheerful. But after he was gone so was her happiness. She was a loner with a cat, had no friends, always worked, no social life, and no romance. She was single.

One day though, the universe felt it was time for change of scenery, when she stumbled upon a few women who were always nasty to her in the break room. One was going about one steamy night she had with some man, to which the others squealed and praised her. Rose was never one to ease drop, but this oddly caught her attention and hid to make sure they wouldn’t catch her. The more and she heard, the more she felt depressed and lonely. She wished she could be just as lucky to experience such bliss, but knew no matter how much wishing she did it wasn’t going to happen. So by the end of the day Rose found herself walking home since her car was in the shop. So there she was, minding her own business wallowing in self pity when something caught her attention. Coming up was what appeared to be a bar of some sort, and a fancy one too.

Kizana Sunobu’s backstory

This is fully my headcanons. All made by my own self. I even wanted to suggest them to YandereDev, since I shown it to lots of people, and all got to enjoy it really much, but I thought it would…better?? if I’ll post it here. Please, tell me what you think!

Kizana lives in a family of an average prosperity. Although her parents are japanese, her father has the features of German nurture – he is a stoic, imperturbable and austere, everything should always be in order to him, everything should go according to plan. Mother - a real dreamer, and even ages could not take her imagination and love to art, in particular - to the theater, away from her. Since childhood, Kizana have been instilled a love for work and creativity, trying to isolate her from television and the Internet, considering them to be detrimental to the mind. Unluckily, Sunobu-san was born with poor health – catching the flu for her is as simple as ABC, besides, she has heart problems and high blood pressure. For these reasons, she was home-schooled. Mostly taught by their parents, when they were comming home from work, they also hired a babysitter, she taked care of Kizana while her parents were not at home, sometimes they took her with them on their performances at the Grand Drama Theatre when she was feeling well (which had already contributed to the goal of Kizana to become a successful actress, just like mom and dad). In addition to General subjects, her mother teached music (playing the piano mostly) and performing arts to her, while her father teached foreign literature. When they decided that daughter’s health is quite improved, and it’s impossible to keep her locked up at home forever, because she will have to live in society, they gave her to middle school. Kizana went there excited by her curiosity – she’d never had the opportunity to talk to kids of her own age. The girl really wanted to make friends, she glowed with happiness when the teacher introduced her to the class. The children treated her wary because she pretty much stood on their background. And unfortunately, she wasn’t accepted – they all laughed at her love of books, they called her and her parents boring and old-fashioned. Regular bullying and humiliation pursued her. By deciding that the matter is still not in her, not in her parents, but in the people who are too stupid to have a sense of beauty, Kizana became embittered and pulled away from them, became cold and arrogant. Even to this day, she still believes that most of the people are fools, incapable to the love of beauty and tenderness. But she didn’t want to be just a silently condemning shadow, oh no. She wanted to prove that Kizana Sunobu is better than them all! She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’s smart, and all that they are is just nasty gossipmongers and idle chatters. The glory of the greatest actress that ever lived on this planet belongs to her, Kizana, one and only. 
Even then, she already played in all performances which were organized in her middle school. Her classmates became a little warmer, but to their misfortune, Sunobu-san was quite vindictive, and didn’t let any of them to get too close to her. She had trust issues, she didn’t had any friends, since people did not show their best side to her. Graduated good (could be an A student, but she had spent all free time to theatrics - she just wasn’t up to studies). Thanks to her success in performances (because she was able to play several roles in major productions in the REAL theatre) and notoriety of her parents, she got enrolled in a high school “Akademi”.

This is it! Thank you for reading~ 

glowtrolls  asked:

fishbait! did you experiment with clothes and looks a lot, or did you just grow into being dapper as hell straight from pupation?

They were hatched with a bright red hat on their head! >:D

More seriously (and maybe more seriously than this question strictly asks for), they dress the way they do because… yes, they’re shallow, but it’s a direct consequence of using the impression they give people as a tool. If they look like a fancy, smart-talking seadweller, significantly fewer people are willing to fuck with them, including getting too interested in their (totally just there for fashion reasons, they promise) cane.

They curate the impression they give a lot! They dress well so people think they’re dapper and refined, they talk the way they do to come off as confident in their social status but simultaneously appealing and not actively threatening, they regulate their expressions and fin displays to seem pleasant but draw attention to their caste, etc!

So that’s why they dress like that. unu The bright red in particular is simultaneously bold and eye-catching, and toeing the line between distinctly imperial and distinctly rebellious.

And, yes, they absolutely experimented in styles before settling on the one they have now.

The signs as I know them

Aries - very caring. Will always put you first, refuses to let you pay for things

Taurus - loud, has their own opinion and not afraid to tell anyone. Fun to be around, will always keep the conversation alive

Gemini - very nice people, unless they have a problem with you. If they do, it’s usually for no reason

Cancer - has a great fashion style. Doesn’t always understand everything directly, but gets very high grades in school

Leo - quite smart, usually very good at planning but not so much at actually following that planning. If they don’t like someone, they usually hide it so they don’t cause problems, but rants to others or online when it gets too much

Virgo - talented, smart, very handsome/pretty. Has their own opinion and will use their platform to tell others about it and to try to change the way they look at it.

Libra - weird sense of humour, very direct at telling people their opinion. Likes animals very much, also very much of an internet kid

Scorpio - a little nerdy, finds Monty Python hilarious. Jokes around a lot, not always as funny as they want to be. Sometimes their jokes can hurt people, even if they don’t intend on hurting them

Sagittarius - not too good with group pressure. Always buys food for everyone. Not the most popular, but also not the least

Capricorn - passive aggressive. Has a sarcastic sense of humour. If they trust you, they will tell you everything, but there’s a small change they do. Can be quite rude but don’t usually mean it that way

Aquarius - they’re always in pain. Whether it’s their ankles or their knees or their soul. If they care about you, they’re super sweet and supportive. Often don’t agree with what you say, but usually great conversation material

Pisces - talented singers. Although not everyone likes them, they keep doing their thing and that’s something that should be admired more

anonymous asked:

Isn't it weird that Hiddleswift's stunts are being called out just like Zigi and Chiam? How is that a coincidence? The press don't usually undermine celebs because they want access to them, right? Why are they risking pissing off Taylor? Why are they going so hard against all these fauxmances when they used to play along? There's something more going on but I can't put it all together? What do you think Sasha?

I agree with you that this is a relatively new trend–at least among this particular group of celebs. And it’s even more curious considering they’re all repping pretty much the same stunt circle. Like Zigi and Hendall and Chiam, the callout was immediate. 

A few gems:

OK, there’s a consensus of opinion that it’s a stunt and not a very smart one. So what the eff is going on?? Team Taylor is a notorious control freak collective. How did they allow this to happen? And on the heels of two of her besties getting called out for going back to the fauxmance well one too many times? 

And while Taylor may have missed this, she pays people not to miss these media trends. So Chiam should have been on somebody’s radar, too.  

And yet, she went there in a very awkwardly staged fashion. Just like her pals. The story is developing. So I can only guess any of these reasons may apply:

  • Any publicity is good publicity. None of these stunts queens, including Tay Tay, cares what you say. Just publish the pix/tweets/Insta posts/snapchats/quotes from mysterious “insiders” and spell her name right. Her legion of fans remain largely enraptured and love the drama anyway. Just like 1D’s fandom. 
  • Media gamble. The media is calling out younger stars because it may be “safer” than calling out A list stars who’ve been around a long time. They may think a majority of the players won’t still be relevant in a few years, so they can shore up their journalistic integrity by calling out these stunts. Meanwhile, longtime A listers like Jennifer Aniston have fauxmanced (John Mayer, Vince Vaughn) and staged photos (her recent beach pix seem to be both staged and photoshopped) and most of the media continues to play along.
  • Hetero exit strategy. Could be a narrative is being put in place with the goal of slowly walking out of the closet in mind. So badly staged fauxmances take place, the media is instructed to call them out, and a conversation begins about why. Of course, the possibility of being queer is one of the whys. So fans are introduced to all these things now as they will play a part in a later coming out narrative. This could also apply to 1D.
  • Distraction Tactics. In the 1D fandom, we have many examples of one member’s shenanigans being used to distract from another member’s shenanigans. The most explosive example being timing the Elounor break-up to be followed shortly thereafter with Zayn leaving 1D. There is a rumor that Tay Tay was very concerned about Kim Kardashian’s GQ article, where she airs out Taylor’s shady stunty ways. Hiddleswift could be a temporary headline stealing distraction from bad press. And that definitely fits Taylor’s above mentioned shady stunty ways. LOL
  • Promoooo. This could also be a PR relationship meant to generate publicity for a future thing, like the possibility of Hiddleston as James Bond and Taylor as a Bond girl. *throws up in mouth*
  • Bearding. It could also be bearding, possibly mutual. If Hiddleston is still campaigning for Bond (rumor has it he’s campaigning HARD bts) then he may wanna raise his profile and market himself as a ladies man while crushing gay rumors. Who knows, he may dump Taylor for a hot hot actress in a couple of weeks? One who also has things to promote. Trade in girl next door Taylor for vixen Margot Robbie or something like that. That’s hot. I wouldn’t believe it, but that’s hot. LOL  And we all know about Taylor’s gay rumors and the gay rumors within her squad at this point. 

So really, I’m casually observing and waiting to see what’s next. I dunno exactly what’s motivating Taylor. But I’m sure Hiddleswift is a stunt.

Signs at School

Aries: Always yelling and running around; in several sports. Most likely to have several awards in the schools trophy case 

Taurus: Brings snacks to class, shares with everyone; constantly talking to people around them

Gemini: Independent, cool kid, that seems like they don’t have a care in the world, but everyone knows they do

Cancer: The one who cares about everyone, no matter how annoying someone may be; someone who looks like a stressful mess and is finishing homework before its even assigned

Leo: The popular one; always up to date in fashion, never see them without friends, always looked up too by their peers

Virgo: Smart person thats funny in a cute dorky way; friends with all the teachers, nice to EVERYONE

Libra: Person whose always flirting; very happy, bright and bubbly, never misses a day of school

Scorpio: The one who is really mysterious; sits in the back of class, always making really sarcastic jokes

Sagittarius: Wild hipster that skips class and can sometimes be super chill or very hyper

Capricorn: The workaholic of the group; can get very stressed and uptight when finals come around

Aquarius: Always making conspiracy theories, gets into arguments with peers and teachers over them

Pisces: Day dreamer; always caught looking out the window or doodling on desks

Reasons To Love Each Sign
  • Aries: There so adventurous and fun to be around. You'll never get board with them
  • Taurus: You can always count on them to be there for you when you need them. They're so patient and friendly too.
  • Gemini: So enthusiastic and positive and they'll always be talking to you. You'll learn so much from them.
  • Cancer: They're super creative and always coming up with new ideas. You can also cry and vent and rant with them.
  • Leo: They have such a huge heart and are so energetic. They're super honest. If those jeans don't look good on you they'll tell you.
  • Virgo: They're super intelligent and great teachers. If you need help with school stuff ask a Virgo. Super modest too. They don't really like to talk about themselves so you won't have to worry about it being a "me" convo.
  • Libra: BEST FASHION TASTE OKAY WOW. Also they are so charming and romantic like a Disney princess/prince. Very balanced good at getting stuff done.
  • Scorpio: They're very faithful and you could trust them with your life tbh. Very ambitious. Scorpios could take over the world.
  • Sagittarius: They're so fun loving and every day's a party. They're super careless so you don't have to worry about being super proper with them.
  • Capricorn: Super wise. Good people to have smart conversations with. Very patient and practical too. They make very good decisions in life.
  • Aquarius: Super friendly and always likes to meet new people. They're independent so don't worry about having them cling to you. Super loyal too.
  • Pisces: Hella imaginative and great artists. Selfless and will do anything for you. Super affectionate and gentle people too. Like if you wanna cuddle with them they're the best omg.

This post is going to differ from the usual fare but is something I feel is important. It’s pride month again and even though this celebration is supposed to be all inclusive, I feel at times it can be somewhat exclusive.

As a gay high school kid I was picked on mercilessly as are many LGBTQ youth. I was constantly told I was “too…” something. Too effeminate. Too short. Too fat. Too nerdy. Too smart. I tried very hard to make changes and they were never adequate.

When I got accepted to college I just knew there would be so many gay people for me to make friends with and possibly even date that I became excited. I went to the gym all of the time and lost tremendous amounts of weight and become more muscular. I bought new clothes that I thought were much more fashionable than my old ones. After the first week of college I had the horrible realization that gay guys can be just as cruel if not more so to members of their own community.

Suddenly instead of being too much of something I wasn’t enough. Not tall enough. Fashionable enough. Skinny enough. Masculine enough. Interested in enough pop culture.  This outcast group of people who should be welcoming were instead vicious and nasty. I was crushed. This didn’t just apply to dating either. I was told once by a group of guys that I just didn’t have the right body type to hang out with them. This was told to me with sad smiles and the then as if it made it all better, the phrase “Sorry honey.”

This does not just apply to me either. Scores of people that identify with the LGBTQ label (and many who don’t) have similar stories. Too black. Too fat. Too poor. Too hairy. Too old. Too “fem”. Browse the internet for just a little while and you will see self identified gay men bashing trans women and older men. Why is it anathema to accept older gays? Simply because they don’t appeal to the idealistic image of what it means to be “gay”. As if we all will not become, one day, old people. 

My challenge to those that instigate or partake in this kind of behavior is to stop, and call out others. If someone truly needs a six pack and perfect teeth just to sit next to you at a table you need to analyze that defect. If someone has to be born with a penis in order to be considered a man and allowed into your club or friendship group you have a problem. As a group of people that are so outcast we need to be accepting of everyone.

For those that don’t feel loved or accepted I want you to know that it truly does get better. As you get older the people that are shallow and preoccupied with being beautiful will end up in their own groups far away from you. Sadly I know of many 50-65 year old men that party, drink, and judge just like they did in their twenties. But now they too are relegated to the outside by the new generation that took their place. You do not really want to be included in a group of people that requires physical standards just to be a member. I know it’s tough. I still look in the mirror to this day and wish I had abs and a chiseled jaw. But I have lots of friends, an excellent job, and I am happy. Hang in there and be happy with yourself.

We will now return to your regularly scheduled veterinary programing.