for the 30 people who liked my ask

So I got the chance to meet Liam Payne today!! And let me tell you: that !! shit !! was !! good !!

So basically what happened was we got there around 3, and they weren’t letting people in until about 3:30-3:40. We waited, talked to some cool people, then eventually there was check in. We got all settled in then about 10 minutes later they gave everyone their lanyards and let us into the room. There weren’t seats or anything, just a stage with a couch then an open floor where we could sit (my sister and I got to sit in the third row! And it was extremelyyyyyy close). Anyways, once everyone got into the room one of the radio hosts started asking questions to fans, like asking who was the biggest Liam fan. That went on for a bit before the radio host (Adam Bomb) came in and introduced Liam and LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. THAT MAN LOOKED GOOD AS HELL. As you see in the pic above (I’m in the blue btw!), he was wearing a red sweater and he looked so clean and fresh and just so GOOD. He did an interview, talked about Bear and how Cheryl is use to him being gone and how she said that she could do it on her own (in a good way!!). He answered some questions from the fans that had been sent in and for the life of me I can’t remember any of them except this one girl who asked if he likes unicorns??

Anyways, after the whole little interview (which included so many cute moments but I can’t think of them right now because I’m still in shock so maybe if I remember I’ll do another post) he played us his song and out of respect for him and the station, I’m not gonna give any spoilers on it. All I’m going to say is that it’s so much better than what you’re expecting. It’s such a bop and people are gonna love it!!

After that, they had everyone line up and my sister and I were first in line to meet him, but we didn’t want to be first so we went to the back and as we did that, Liam walked by me and looked me dead in the eye and I shit myself it was MAGICAL. We waited in line for about 10 minutes maybe? Probably less bc it went by so quick, but we finally got to the front of the line.

We walked up to him and my sister was first to meet him. She hugged him and he hugged her back (not one of those side hugs, a full blown hug!!) and then basically I did the same thing (also a full blown hug!!) I hugged him as tight as I could in the moment and actually tried so hard to cherish it. As we went to take the picture, he pulled me closer and I sorta fell into him a little bit. After the picture, he was like “I thought I’d go for a different hello there” bc he said it in a really weird way but it was so cute and funny!! After that, we hugged him again (more full blown hugs!!!) and when I hugged him, our cheeks were pressed together and he is sO SOFT GUYS. He smelt sooooooo fucking good. The last thing I said to him was “bye thank you!” And I can’t remember if he said anything back cause it’s sorta a blur :-(

Anyways, we walked away and once outside my sister broke down into sobs because she loves him so much and I was so happy for her omfg.
Basically it was the best day ever and I wish I could go back. I miss him so much and I really don’t wanna go back to reality, but this is definitely something I’m going to remember and cherish the rest of my life!!! :-)

And please ignore the fact that I look awful!! I was just really happy AHHHHH :-)
Mami’s Guide to Monsta X

Hello~ I have a rather odd request. You know Monsta X super well and I was wondering if you could give me a small guide on each member? Like their names/stage names and a little on what they’re like. Im so bad at telling them apart and remembering their names ㅠㅠ It’s really a really odd ask so you don’t have to ^^;; Thank you though.

This is not a weird request at all, in fact, I’m rather honored you asked me of all people to do this tbh so I am going to go all in ayy and tell you about this wonderful group of memes.

So, I was going to put a link on here to wthmille’s stan monsta x video (it sums them up perfectly) but it seems to have been taken down so unfortunately you can’t watch it unless you watch this where some British lad reacts to it. It’s not the same effect but it’s that or nothing unfortunately. I’m salty that video has gone down tbh it was amazing. Mille is also amazing- okay focus, Monsta X. Right.

Originally posted by the-xclan

I’m going to start at the beginning of Monsta X and give you a lil’ bit of history of these memes. So, they all started off on this music show called no mercy with a bunch of other guys. The idea of no mercy is basically you have to perform each week and someone gets knocked out each week. The winners of the show, obviously, are our wonderful seven.

Originally posted by wonhontology

We’re going to start with leader Shownu (Son Hyunwoo) he’s a rather shy character and the others like to make fun of him. He’s, from what I gather, a really fluffy and sweet guy. He was at JYP as a trainee, but shit went down and now he’s with starship. He’s friends with GOT7.

He’s super talented. He has an incredible singer, and his dancing is literally out of this world. He helps create the choreographies and claims he can pick up and move things around with his toes. I told you they are literal memes. He is very much a gym person and likes to work out a lot (it certainly shows)

When I write for Shownu I try my hardest to capture his soft soul and his kindness. He seems like the kind of person that is quiet, but has the biggest impact of all. The rest of Monsta X are literal animals so I question how he stays so sane sometimes. He is known as the “Dad” of the group, and he does come across of acting rather fatherly towards them since he looks after them all.

Originally posted by aceyng

So now we’ve discussed Dad, I should probably introduce you to the Mum of Monsta X, otherwise known as Yoo Kihyun. Kihyun, according to the other members, nags them a lot and doesn’t like mess. He is that much like a Mother, and he also checks Changkyun before he sleeps (how fucking cute I can’t even-). Fun fact about Mum and Dad though, in no mercy, Kihyun and Shownu had to work together to do a duet and they were so awkward. Like you could just feel the awkwardness watching them, they were so uncomfortable around each other. Obviously, they are comfortable now and yeah, but I just think it’s amazing how much they’ve developed. A lot of people ship these too but I can’t really bring myself to. I’m changki trash I’m sorry.

Anyway, Kihyun is basically lead vocals (he kills it, he’s amazing) and if that’s not enough, he can also play the guitar and the piano. He’s also talented at cooking, he likes making ramen, and according to him, all of the other members are awful cooks (I can believe that tbh). He’s really salty about his height since he’s one of the shortest members. He hates his aegyo but let’s be honest he’s the only one.

Originally posted by kihyuon

Now I have told you about Kihyun, I can tell you about his other half, Lim Changkyun (Stage name: I.M.) He used to live in America at some point so he can speak English rather well. He’s another one that is rather quiet though, he’s not your stereotypical childish maknae, he’s rather reserved and comes off as quite mature. Except for when he’s biting Shownu’s arms I can’t justify that I’m sorry, I don’t get it either.

Apparently he is closest to his fellow rapper Jooheon, but he is close with other members too, and likes to play games with Kihyun. He seems sweet, but don’t be fooled, because he can and will wreck you.

Originally posted by kittyminhyuk

Let’s talk about Lee Jooheon shall we? Well, Jooheon is literally a ball of fluff and a ball of fire all at the same time. When he raps, he’s like a beast, honestly, he’s so powerful and strong on the stage but in real life he is a literal cinnamon roll and his aegyo will make any heart melt (except for the one time he did aegyo and a baby cried). He’s kind of innocent to be honest, especially by comparison to the others, he doesn’t seem like he really understand innuendos, but he’s still hilarious all the same.

Fun fact for you, he really disliked Changkyun on no mercy because long story short, Changkyun replaced someone else and Jooheon (and the others as well tbh) were really salty about it. But they’re literally best pals now so it’s chill. He is also friends with GOT7 (at least Jackson, anyway). He plays the cute boy image really well. He’s scared really easily.

Originally posted by minhyuk1

Next up we have Shin Hoseok (stage name: Wonho). This is where the penny drops and people who are now just finding out about this group realise where the inspiration for my username came from. Wonho is everyone’s bias wrecker. I don’t care what you say. If he’s not your bias, he’s your wrecker.

Wonho is literally the cutest member. He openly states he doesn’t care for gender roles and he has admitted before now that he doesn’t mind what gender he dates, all that matters is that they can cook good ramen. A lot of people ship him with Hyungwon, I am also guilty as charged.

Before he debuted, he lived in a poor family. He cried on no mercy telling the story of how his Mother sold all the furniture and that he had to debut for her and omg (I don’t cry, ever, and this nearly brought me to tears NEARLY) He is rather sensitive from what I gather, but that’s just what makes him all the more charming. He’s another one that takes his gym and fitness very seriously (again, it certainly shows).

Originally posted by minhyuk1

Next we have Lee Minhyuk! The sunshine of the group. Minhyuk is the energetic one, and according to the other members he’s quite talkative even though he was quite quiet when he first started at the company. (ofc now he never shuts up, but that’s the beauty of him, really)

He’s said many times that he’d like to become an MC. He often MC’s for Monsta X on variety shows. He is a great MC. he’s very loud, confident and bubbly. He’s definitely the mood setter in the group. One of the members that he is closest with is Shownu because he said their personalities are so different it just works. There are a fair few Showhyuk shippers out there.

Originally posted by wonhontology

I was trying to avoid this one until the end because last but not least, we have my bias. Chae Hyungwon. Now, Hyungwon wasn’t always my bias, he was my wrecker, and unfortunately, he wrecked me completely and now he’s my bias.

How do I begin to explain Hyungwon? He’s a meme, the biggest one in the group, but he is also so sexy. He doesn’t get a lot of lines in songs I’m salty af but when he does he kills it. And his dance moves? It’s literal dancing sex jfc (I feel like I’m slightly biased ayy about him but idc)

Hyungwon is known to sleep a lot, apparently he can sleep for like 30 hours in a row or something like that. He’s rather calm and reserved in interviews and on national appearances but according to the other members he’s the loudest in the dorm so, who knows???

He dances really well, is widely known for his mantis dance (don’t ask). He does a lot of modeling in his spare time, and a lot of people compliment him for his good looks (the judge on no mercy was really flustered by him because of his good looks.) He is both a visual and a meme.

Originally posted by hyungjooki

So this is my guide to Monsta X. I hope it was somewhat educational.

Please stan Monsta X, they are well worth it. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Mimi’s RomCom Fluff Challenge

I just reached 16,000 followers! Yay! 

Originally posted by thecynicalcrayon

I have decided to host another writing challenge to celebrate.

I love me a good romantic comedy (aka the romcom). Love them. I also love some good fluff fics, the fluffier the better. I decided to combine the two and the end result is Mimi’s RomCom Fluff Challenge!

Below, you will find a list of some of my favorite romantic comedies, along with quotes from those movies. Your challenge, should you accept it, is to write a fluffy fic including the quote from the movie.

The Rules and Regulations:

Female reader inserts with Sam, Dean, or John Winchester only. No ships (no hate meant, it’s just easier this way).

Your fic can be as many words as you want; I do ask that you please try to make it at least 500 words. Please add a “keep reading” for fics over 500 words. If it doesn’t have a “keep reading” I will not reblog it.

Please make it a one shot or the first part of a series. AU’s are also okay.

Please tag me, @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog and use the hashtag #mimi’s romcom fluff challenge. Make sure the hashtag is in the first 5 tags. If I don’t like it within in 48 hours, I didn’t see it. If that happens, please send me a message.

Please mention somewhere in your author’s notes that it is for @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog RomCom Fluff Challenge and which prompt you had.

The most important rule, it MUST contain fluff. No angst (side-eyes a couple of my writer friends - you know who you are). I want the fluff. It can have smut, but it doesn’t have to. But, there must be fluff.

How to sign up:

Send me an ASK. Not a reply, reblog or IM, it needs to be an ask. Also, don’t send it on anon, I need to know who is participating. If it’s from your side blog, please mention the name of your side blog.

In the ask please tell me:

  • The number you want and whether you will be writing Sam, Dean or John Winchester. Please send at least one alternative in case your first choice is taken.
  • If you are writing from your sideblog, please give me the name of the blog.
  • One prompt per writer (for now).

Fics are due by Saturday, September 2nd. That is about two and a half months. If you can’t make the due date, send me a message to ask for an extension. I won’t be mad or upset. Life happens, I get it. I do ask that if you sign up and can’t finish the fic for whatever reason, please let me know. I may be able to find someone who would like to take your place.

Movies and quotes are below the cut:

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So I worked at a grocery up in New England, and during my probation period I tried to be super nice, and would come in whenever they called me if I could. I often ended up working 7 days a week bc they would call me in every day off I had for some reason or another.

Well cut to a bit before my probation period ended, I started socializing with old friends, so sometimes on my days off if they called me, I couldn’t come in. I would let them know I was too far away from home to get to work when they wanted, or that I was just unavailable.

Well one day while I was at work my MOD, this old woman who had been working there for like 30 years and scared everyone into doing her bidding, asked if I could take a shift on a day I had off, and when I told her no she got super pissed, and ended her rant about lazy young people with “you dont have any children, so you have no excuse to say no”

I didnt say anything, I just turned around and went on my break. Bc what I wanted to say wasn’t nice.

This same person tried to make me collect carts bc my Dr hadnt yet faxed a note to the manager saying “she has a very bad back, do not let her pull carts”. She told me “Well until you get that note, you’re GONNA go get carts.”

I replied “I ain’t GONNA do anything but Stay Puerto Rican and die. ”

She looked like she was gonna have a heart attack bc for almost 5 months I let them say whatever they wanted, and work me like a dog, I dont think she knew what to do when I finally snapped back at her.

Fuck managers who think they can rob their employees of all their time and dignity.

the thing that i hate the most about the “queer is a slur” discourse is it fails completely to acknowledge that for everyone who grew up in the past 3 or so decades, “gay”, “dyke”, “homo”, “lesbian” and basically any other term for people who were attracted to the same sex were used regularly as slurs. this stuff tends to vary regionally but “queer” was reclaimed and used as an identity label pretty early on– that’s why queer studies etc are able to actually exist– and if they’re still used as slurs now it’s in a context where every other label for people who aren’t straight is also used as such.

“that’s gay” has been slang for “that’s bad” for what, like, 20 years now? it’s a thing i remember from elementary school (i’m nearly 30 now) and that i still see people drop in video games now. no one complains about “gay” as an identity term. i see people get called dykes all the time but don’t see tumblr discourse complaining about the dykes on bikes pride parade group on my dash all the fucking time.

*obviously* no one should be asked to take an identity label that they don’t want, but the fact that “queer” is the only label that this tends to come up with when it’s both a) one of the few good english-language umbrella terms out there and b) the term that fits our identities most for a lot of people who don’t fit into the white cis male “modern family” gay identity that straight people are comfortable with is telling.

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I was just wondering if you could possibly gif Chanyeol pushing Kai by his butt to go make the acceptance speech for Best Male Dance Performance award at Melon? I’ve only just noticed it now, but it’s such a cute moment. He even trips a little bit when Chanyeol pushes him haha. No worries if you don’t fancy doing it! Love your blog xxxx            

Chicago List:
  • UM
  • Met @suga-peaches
  • A lovely lady
  • a sweet bean
  • Stood in the longest line to get in
  • It was pouring rain
  • Still good tho
  • Finally got in
  • Found my seat
  • The people around me were friendly af
  • there was a short asian girl on my left and she swooned a lot and used me as a crutch
  • I love her
  • The girl on my right asked me who my bias was
  • Rapjoon obvi
  • She didnt make fun of me when I flubbed a word like 30 times
  • BTS makes ya stupid with love
  • ANYWAY
  • CONCERT STARTS
  • FUCKING NOT TODAY RIGHT OFF THE BAT???
  • THANKS
  • I MIGHT GO OUT OF ORDER FROM HERE ON FORGIVE ME
  • OK SO
  • Park Jimin?????????
  • CUTEST MOCHI????????
  • I’m pretty sure when they were all doing their talking parts, at one point he said something in English and ARMY didn’t really react so he got all embarrassed anD STARTED TALKING IN KOREAN AND WAS JUST LIKE “SARANGHAE”
  • Kim Taehyung
  • BEAUTIFUL MAN
  • AMAZING  VOICE???????????
  • FUCKING HE KILLED STIGMA. MURDERED IT. RIP
  • Min Yoongi
  • A cutie
  • Slayed my ass
  • At some point he was greeting us and was getting us to scream and just started yelling IN THE LOUDEST, SCRATCHIEST VOICE
  • “LOUDER” OR “MORE” OR SOMETHING
  • SORRY I FORGOT I WAS TOO BUSY DYING AND LAUGHING
  • Jeon Jungkook
  • Wore a pair of bunny ears tossed onto the stage
  • Truely the golden Maknae
  • What a man
  • I still want to be his friend
  • Jungkook-ah! Let’s play overwatch!
  • Also Yoongi looked really short it was adorable
  • Uhhhh
  • Kim Seokjin
  • Literal angel
  • Slayed the vocals
  • Snatched my ass with his solo
  • Don’t sleep on him
  • give him love
  • JUNG MOTHERFUCKING HOSEOK
  • There’s a reason I say I bias 94-line overall
  • WHAT
  • A FUCKING
  • MAN
  • Literal ray of sunshine????
  • UMMMM???
  • He was on fire the whole fucking time
  • being extra as hell doing dances even where they weren’t doing choreo
  • The sweetest bean I’ve ever seen
  • SLAYED MAMA BYE. WHAT A KING
  • Also A RAP DADDY
  • I said it and I apologize immediately
  • HE DID PART OF BOY MEETS EVIL AND LIKE???
  • JESUS. FUCKING. CHRIST
  • WHAT A MAN
  • ALSO CYPHER PT 4
  • HE FUCKING LOOOOOKED SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD
  • UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Rap line murdered my ass with cypher
  • Rip lauren dom-joonie is no more
  • AND THEN
  • KIM FUCKING NAMJOON
  • LIGHT OF MY LIFE
  • RAP DADDY SUPREME
  • He’s the cutest thing ever
  • He’S SO FUCKING HANDSOME
  • DON’T SLEEP ON HIM OK HE LOOKED SO GOOD????
  • DADDY LONG LEGS
  • AND HE DANCED LIKE A BOSS???????????????
  • His english is messy sometimes and it’s adorable
  • I still screamed “I LOVE YOU” at him like 30 times
  • Reflection got me clutching my titty-heart like no tomorrow
  • I love Kim Namjoon and respect him so much
  • Please love him
  • At the end when it was time to go they lingered on stage forever and it made me feel like they really didn’t want to go and ugh my heart
  • Jimin did another little star jump
  • I love him
  • Uhm
  • Jhope wore a hat a fan threw on stage and when Rapmon asked where he got it he said “I bought it!” in perfect english
  • I LOVE JHOPE OK
  • P sure Jin took someones army bomb I wonder if they’re salty
  • On the way out I bought an ARMY BOMB FOR NO APPARENT REASON???
  • Whatever I had to buy something and everything else was sold out
  • I want a namjoon fan tho dammit
  • Also after I went outside I heard girls screaming and I guess BTS had gotten in their van and were leaving??
  • I was like omg let them be
  • And you know what?
  • As I was walking home they drove straight next to me
  • A red faced girl walking in the rain holding an army bomb
  • I didn’t chase after them
  • Some other car did tho–like sped after them–and I was like….bitch really
  • ANyway traffic was a bitch so you know what???
  • I caught up to them on foot bc they were at the light xD
  • I just kind of glanced over at the tinted glass and was like “They’re in there….huh”
  • Also when I came out of the concert hall I was literally deaf for about 10 minutes
  • I’m not kidding
  • And THAT’S THE END OF MY STORY
  • Fuck
  • I’m sad it’s over
  • it was so much fun
  • I love bts
  • I’m so glad I did this
Artists Self Rec Tag

When you get this, reply with your favourite five or so drawings, then pass on to about five other artists.

Got tagged by the lovely and loving @lonepiper5758 so let’s see how this goes! Thanks dear <33


Ngl this feels weird? And sorry this is a long post Idk how to format it really 0A0

1. Puppy Kisses-  It was a last minute drawing but I’m truly pleased with how it came out. There aren’t a whole lot of pics I’ve done where I can say I wouldn’t redo some part of it given enough time but I don’t have that issue here? I’m usually a bit nervous posting things with little Maes so for this to get the kind reception it did was pleasantly surprising as well!

2. Sleepless- @ohsnapsnapsparkspark ruined me with one of her drabbles (as she has a habit of doing) and this was one of the results. The lighting and palette were both enjoyable challenges (I’m particularly happy with the foggy raindrop effect achieved on the window) and I was also somewhat proud of myself using those elements to tie this photo set in with another comic.

3. As Old As Time + Character Designs- Man I went through so many versions of this  pic for @the-flame-and-hawks-eye‘s birthday before I ended up right back where I first started: the LA Beauty and the Beast marquis poster. There’s a few things that need a small tweak but overall I’m good with the outcome because it was such a huge experiment? New brushes, new painting style, hundreds of scales CHARACTER DESIGN, maintaining the integrity of the original without flat out copying… yep for not knowing what I was doing I feel pretty good about it! I think it’s the closest I have ever come to achieving the golden ratio *___*

4. Wedding Prompt-  Ok yeah there’s a reason this has been my header for so long.  I’ve always pictured them having a late September wedding and I feel I captured that gorgeously warm, dusky early fall/dying summer lighting. The lace was fun to draw as well and I’m glad you can actually see it in this one XD

5. Moving Forward- It’s old and a bit messy and stiff in some parts but I am damn proud of this idea and the emotional whiplash with which it was executed. I will always treasure it because it brought my sister to tears and that’s not an easy thing to do ^w^

6. Princess Bride AU 1 and 2 - (doing an extra one just for you Paula :D) Ah yes, my most popular post to date. I honestly don’t know how I came up with all this and tied it all together but the result makes me feel quite clever XD It was one of those things that just takes over your whole brain? Like I remember bolting up in my bed at 2:30 in the morning to declare to my sister who Edward would be in this setting.  I just couldn’t stop adding to it. Again some things need tweaking but I’m still content with it overall. Now I’m just waiting for Buttercup’s Baby to be released so I can work bby Maes in too XDDD

Ok enough about me now to hear from some of my favorite people!
@ask-royai-lty @fullmetal-fitblr @thesilentwatcher @murrchow @kristicles @abstractmouse @meiosis2 and @choestoe, you’re up! (no worries if you don’t want to though ^,^)

Last night I came across my first misogynistic OW player. I play on PS4, and usually without mic, but I was on qp after getting some comp in.

I was Mercy on Dorado, and we’d just done an attack together, so on defense he joined our group chat. He sounded like a young teenager, but I don’t judge usually. During setup, he asked if he could friend me, and I said I generally accept friend requests from teammates. Then he asked, “Oh, are you a girl?” I answered in the affirmative, and he said, “oh, go fuck yourself then.”

I shrugged it off, but my teammates in group with me, who I’d just met that match, backed me up saying, “That’s not cool, dude. You’re being a jerk.” I was just trying to teach him that you’re not gonna get anything, even attention, by disrespecting people.

The guy WENT OFF. The game started and I was healing our tank who was taking most of our damage (I got ult in like, 30 seconds by never taking my beam off D.Va) and he was literally screaming for healing. I told him, “I’ll heal you when you need it, dude. Maybe you’ll be nice to Mercy players in the future.”

Our group leader kicked him from voice chat (and apologized to me, to boot), and shockingly he didn’t bother me again the whole time, but I also didn’t heal him if I could help it.

7 Reasons to Choose Community College by abby-learns

I’ve spent a total of 4 years at a community college as a dual-enrolled student and then as a more traditional college student; here are some of the reasons I recommend CC to my friends. Please do note that every CC is different, and some of these may apply to small colleges as well.

So many people overlook community college as an option for higher education. You could complete your higher learning career at a CC by earning a certificate, or you could complete half of a bachelor’s degree and transfer the credits to a 4-year university! Here are some reasons to look into your local community college to see if it’s a good fit for your academic goals:

1) the price tag
At my CC, the cost is ~$90 per credit. At the university I will be attending this fall, the cost is ~$470 per credit. Overall, this makes tuition roughly $2,700 for a year at community college and $14,100 at a 4-year university. This means if you attend a community college for your first two years of college, you could save about $22,000 on tuition alone.

2) small class sizes
In my 4 years at community college, I was never in a class with more than 30 people. Typically, it was about 25. This meant more 1-1 attention/feedback from my professors and an ability to form a personal connection. I would regularly talk to my professors and ask them for additional feedback or advice when I found something difficult. I’d also share my study methods with them and ask for feedback. I’d ask what previous students have done to be successful. Having your professors know who you are helps with a number of things. It makes class less miserable knowing they’re just a person. It opens up doors; teachers who know you are more likely to recommend you for scholarships, university admissions, internships, etc. It can also sometimes help your grade. When teachers see your hard work and the interest you have in a class, they may give you the benefit of the doubt more often or give you an extra opportunity to fix mistakes. I’ve offered to write a short paper for extra credit before for a class where I was nervous about the final exam, and the professor happily agreed it would be a fine idea, since they knew I was putting my all into the course. The feeling of having your professors as a support system through your college career can make all the difference, and community college made it so simple to form.

3) opportunities to grow
Many community colleges offer ample opportunities for personal and academic growth in students. My school has dozens of student-run organizations, and a number of departments that hire students for part-time jobs or work-study. Since I was quite young when I started college, it took me about 2 years to actually get involved on my campus, but I ended up serving as president of two organizations, a student ambassador, and working for the academic support services center. The student body at most community colleges are much smaller than a typical 4-year; they expect students to only be there for a year or two, so the opportunities come more quickly. Leadership opportunities aren’t reserved for juniors and seniors.

4) ability to live at home
Although some may see this as a con, living at home for another two years if your parent/guardian allows can save you a ton of money. If you’re someone who’s anxious to move out already, consider getting an apartment with a friend or two. Even if you’re paying for rent, the money you save yearly on tuition has the potential to make up the difference.

5) program flexibility
I know so many high school students have trouble deciding what they want to major in. At community college, you have the opportunity to try a multitude of things. Since the first 2 years of school are pretty similar for most majors, you have a lot of flexibility. My school offers about 40 different degree programs and certificates to students. There’s a culinary program, and EMT training program, an ultrasound technician certificate, and more. Because community colleges are significantly cheaper than universities, there’s less of a fear of “wasting” a class as you work to find your passion.

6) be a full-time or part-time student
At community college, there is no pressure to take a full 15-credit class load each semester. If you need to continue working full-time to earn money and support yourself, you have the option of living at home and taking a class or two without having to put your life on hold. However, if you want to take 18 credit hours, that freedom is there for you as well. Most CCs also offer online classes! All kinds of people attend CCs: first-time college students, people who dropped out of 4-years and are returning to school, high school drop-outs seeking a fresh start, parents, teachers continuing their own education, community members looking to learn something new. No matter what your situation and commitment to school is, CC will welcome you!

7) summer classes
If you have an annoying Math or Philosophy class that you just want to get out of the way, summer is a GREAT time to do so! Many 4-year college students will take summer classes to get a class or two completed while they work over the summer. Summer classes are loads of fun, and are usually done in half the time as a normal course would be in the fall or winter. It’s an excellent way to get an accelerated course or something. Summer semesters were always my favorite, and I’d recommend them to anyone!

That’s it for now! If you find this helpful and would like a part two, a cons list, or if you have any questions, feel free to send them my way! 
Abby

My Small Bean

Note: This is my first ever fan fiction, so please don’t expect too much. The prompt is too cute I had to write it. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Pairing: Mare Cal

Word count: 1,926 

“We’re both baristas and sometimes I have trouble reaching for things and I show up to work one day to find a personalized stool with hearts and my name on it I HATE YOU but also thanks”

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rant mode: on and all my followers better read this.

i’m tired of my stuff being reposted. i don’t want to have to make my watermark take up half of the edit just because some shithead is gonna repost it on their pathetic facebook/twitter account. i don’t care if you think you’re being nice and spreading the love for ichiruki, if you repost stuff then you’re trash. fanart, fanfics and edits all take a long time to create. some of you might say that asking for permission and including a link takes time (like 30 seconds) but don’t forget than coming up with the ideas and executing them takes 100x more time and effort. you’re not doing the fandom a favor by reposting them, you’re only discouraging the people from participating cuz they know their shit is gonna be stolen too. this is why people leave fandoms.

Obsessive - Part 30

Time to go scumbag hunting :)

(This will be multi parts so check back for my next installment. As always, if you want to be notified of my updates just let me know and I will message you when I post new chapters)

**Disclaimer: I do not suffer from OCD so I cannot begin to imagine what it is like. Any and everything that I am writing is what I’ve learned from people I know and the internet as well as asking advice from friends who know more about it than me. If anything is wrong or inaccurate of someone with OCD, please excuse my ignorance, as I said I am asking questions to help with the descriptions but I’m sure I will get something wrong eventually.

Juice Ortiz x Reader

(GIF isn’t mine)

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You walked out of the chapel to see guns strewn across the bar and Opie and Happy in bulletproof vests. Juice squeezed your shoulder from behind you and you turned around to face him, “You should stay here, just in case. I don’t want you to get hurt.”
“It’s a little too late for that, Juice,” you responded, pointing to the scar above your eyebrow from your accidental encounter with the man they were getting ready to go after. Juice sighed in response and nodded, placing a soft kiss on your lips and pulling you into a hug before stepping past you to arm up with the rest of his brothers. 

As Juice walked away, Clay approached you.
“I hope you understand why we kept this from you baby,” he looked like he was ready to weather a storm, but you knew he had only kept the info from you because it was tough to listen to and even tougher being the one to tell it.

“It’s okay,” you smiled at him, “You were protecting me.”
He gave you a half-hearted smile as he pulled you into a hug and kissed the top of your head, “I know you want to go with us, but I don’t want you going into the apartment. I’ll keep someone back to watch after you while we go up, okay?”
You nodded as he passed you by and Tig hugged you as well, “I’m glad you finally know the truth, doll,” he spoke quietly, “We all love you like you’re Clay and Gemma’s kid anyway, but I’m happy you know what they did for you.”
“What you all did for me, Tiggy,” you spoke through a grin as you stepped back from his hug and he smiled back to you, looking down and blushing a little bit, “Yeah, well, you know…” he trailed off and Jax patted him on the back as he moved to stand beside Tig in front of you.
“You ready to go scumbag hunting, sis?” Jax asked, a grin on his face that you could tell was just a cover-up for the disgust and hurt he was feeling on your behalf.
“As ready as I’ll ever be!” you chirped back and Jax grinned again, wrapping an arm around you and steering you over to the rest of SAMCRO who were just about ready to ride out.

You pulled up to your apartment, riding in the tow truck with Juice while the rest of the guys parked their bikes down the block. Juice had both hands on the steering wheel, staring straight ahead, his eyes focused on nothing in particular. As he spaced out, you watched him, anxiety was written all over him, from his tense shoulders to his tightly clenched jaw, you knew he was stressed about what was coming.

“Hey…” you whispered, snapping him out of his daze, “…it’s gonna be fine.”
You placed your hand on his forearm and looked into his dark brown eyes, “He can’t hurt me anymore. We know who he is now and we will find him,” you smiled reassuringly, “YOU will find him.”
Juice scoffed and smiled, shaking his head, “Yeah…. Yeah I know,” he took your hand and brought it to his lips, kissing your knuckles softly, “Stay here.”
He opened the door to the truck and hopped out, leaving you alone except for Opie who was standing right outside your window. You nodded to him, and he nodded back as you took a deep breath and watched the rest of the Sons walk around the corner and out of sight. 

Juice couldn’t shake the feeling that he was walking into a trap. He and his brothers were heavily armed, but he had a sick feeling of impending doom as if something bad was about to happen. As they approached your door, the prospect guarding your door stood, confused, but relieved to see familiar faces.
“What’s going on?” he asked, noticing the serious demeanor of the gang walking towards him, “Did something happen to (Y/N)?”
His question was unanswered as Clay spoke up, “Hap, which neighbor is it?” he asked as Happy pointed past the door “That one,” he rasped, “208.”

Clay turned to the prospect then, “Has the neighbor in 208 come or gone since you’ve been here?” he asked but was met with a negative shake of the prospect’s head.
  
“I say we just bust in there, boss, try to catch the fucker off guard,” Tig suggested and a couple of the guys nodded in agreement.

“Or,” Jax interjected, “Maybe we don’t act like gangsters and we go in quietly. Draw less attention to ourselves.”
Everyone shrugged and nodded, looking to Juice. Juice sighed, stepping forward to pick the lock, but upon reaching the door, he noticed it wasn’t locked at all. He looked to Clay, twisting the knob and pushing the door open as everyone except Bobby, who was posted outside as a lookout, filed in with their guns drawn.

The unit was laid out exactly like yours, only the mirror image of it. Your kitchen was on the right, this kitchen was on the left, the dining area in your unit was on the left, his on the right, and so on. The only other difference was this apartment was empty.

Too empty.

Empty like it was meant to be found this way.

“Let’s have a look around see if we can find anything,” Clay whispered and the rest of the men spread out throughout the apartment, leaving Juice standing there next to his President.
“I don’t like this Clay. Guy just ups and takes off for no reason? What sense does that make? He had no reason to believe that we were on to him…”

“Maybe something that happened when you came back over here spooked him,” Clay suggested and Juice nodded uncomfortably, “Yeah, maybe…” he replied nervously as he walked through the living room and into the bedroom where Chibs was looking around. He paused momentarily before entering into the bathroom where Jax was digging through cabinets. He was just about to lend a hand when Happy’s voice rang throughout the apartment.
“Oh Fuck. Clay!” Happy yelled, pulling all of the guys inside the apartment from their respective locations and towards the sound of his voice.
Juice rounded the corner to find Happy standing outside the hall closet, and when he stepped up to stand beside Happy he realized why he had yelled.

The closet had no back, instead there was a hole in the sheet rock. Juice couldn’t see through it because something was covering the way, but with one small shove the false wall gave way, falling and opening up into the closet that backed up to it.

Your hall closet.

“Shit!” Juice cursed, turning and beginning to head out the door towards your apartment as Happy began to climb through the hole in your neighbor’s closet.

Juice walked in your front door with Clay and Tig just in time to see Happy emerge from the closet, both of their guns were drawn. After a quick sweep of the rooms they settled back in front of the closet peering through to the other side where Chibs and Jax were standing, dumbfounded, staring back at them.

“So this is how he’s been comin and goin’, the bastard,” Chibs shook his head with disgust.

Juice turned to Clay, “What are we gonna do?” his voice was dripping with stress.

anonymous asked:

Hiii, I was just wondering, if this isn't too personal but I have a ftm trans brother, when did you realise/discover that you were trans...Sorry if this is way too personal! :3

If I’m being honest, I can’t recall, like… THE MOMENT of realizing I was transgender. I actually thought I was bigender for a time. I wanted nothing to do with hormones. I use to really dig the androgynous “pretty boy” look. Now I’m a literal Sasquatch and dig that even more. 

It was sort of like?? A gradual thing, if I remember correctly. Like around 14-15 I remember not liking how my body looked in feminine clothes. Hated how my chest looked. I started experiencing what I recognize now as gender dysphoria. So I guess that was the beginning of it.

Some people have a very strong sense of gender at a young age. There are children who’ve known they were trans since age 5. Other people don’t know it until age 25. Or 55. And none of these people are invalid. I remember lying to my mom about “feeling like a boy since I was very little”, thought that it would sound more promising, less like a phase, if it was something I’d been experiencing for that long. 

After I came out, my step father told me he’d APPROVE if I’d been older, like in my 30s, and had experienced “life” first. I had to LIVE A LITTLE, before knowing who I was, obviously. Obviously, right? He said I’d have to sleep around to know this, as if sex was some amazing catalyst of realizing my gender identity. And it that isn’t a spit in the face, then I don’t know what is. Also, I’m asexual. 

Gender is fluid. Some people are really in tune with their gender while others are more indifferent, and this can change throughout life. And that’s all okay. Anyway, I’m rambling. Thanks for the ask! 

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who: Sidney x Reader

warnings: cuteness overload

premise: your date goes a little different than usual

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You’re face has been pulled into a tight grin ever since your phone buzzed about 20 minutes ago.

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First Love

Pairing: Namjoon x reader
Genre: angst, romance, smut later on, angst
Warnings: nothing yet
Word count: 3731
Summary: “Don’t fall in love with someone like me… you’ll just be disappointed and leave…”

Originally posted by jeonggu

Part 1/?


Since you moved to Korea about a year ago things have been rather different for you. For starters, because you were a filmmaker Big Hit noticed your work inspired by BTS and so they contacted you for an interview to work for them. I know exciting right? Well you ended up taking the offer and loved it. About a month in you met the boys and boy you nearly melted into a puddle that day but they were very welcoming. It’s been over half a year now working for the company so making friends wasn’t as bad as you thought. The unnies would help you in your korean since you weren’t exactly native speaker fluent but you were fluent enough. It was even better when Namjoon actually spoke to you in english here and there. He was trying to make you feel more comfortable since you started working there so you two became close friends.

It was around the time that their comeback was approaching making it very stressful and busy for them. Filming for the music video, getting the set ready, having to edit, etc. man it was a load on you.
“Oh, y/n do you think it’s possible to redo those two scenes this week and have editing finished by Monday?” Your sunbaenim asked knowing you were going to start editing today and thank the gods he asked today and not when you were halfway done.
“Ummmm yeah I think I can but i’ll have to stay here all week since it’s a lot of editing to do and filming again.” In all honesty you weren’t very thrilled to stay and do overtime but you got paid more and had no plans either way so you took the offer.
“Are you sure it’s not too much to ask? I know you’re one of our best editors and directors but don’t over do it.” Everyone in the company knew how hard you worked within the six months of being there just to go from editing to executive director and the head of the editing department but your sunbaenims were concerned about you since you were also the youngest there being only 20.
“Yeah it’s okay i’ll just go home and pack some stuff to stay over the night.” giving him a smile to reassure him he nodded and smiled back leaving the room.

The walk home wasn’t far from the studio though the cold air freezing your body up made it feel far. You approach the building to greet the man letting you in. “Ah y/n there was someone looking for you earlier.” he was the cutest ahjussi ever and he treated you so kindly you being a foreigner.
“Really? Who?”
“It was a tall handsome young man with blond hair? Pink hair? You kids and your crazy hair colors.” you couldn’t help but chuckle at his remark. It was Namjoon he was talking about so you head to the elevator and press the number 4 button. Namjoon was basically the only best friend you had since moving and he made you feel very comfortable to be around. He wasn’t just an idol in your eyes unlike how most fans viewed him that way. Yeah you liked BTS a lot before working with them but even then you only saw them as human beings who happened to make really catchy music.
When meeting them for the first time yeah you literally cried because they’re a group who holds a lot of meaning to your heart.
“Oh sunbae what are you doing here?” It was hard to recognize him wearing all black (almost everything he wears really) face covered with a mask and wearing sunglasses but his pinkish blond hair was all you needed to know it was him.
“Yahhh y/n you don’t need to be so formal just call me namjoon.”
Giggling at his request you did it on purpose sometimes knowing it bothered him so you spoke up, “ Okay Namjoon what are you doing here?”
“Oh yeah uhh the boys got you this…” He pulled out small bag with a light blue bow on it.
“What’s this for?” curious what was in he gave it to you and before opening it he cleared his throat.
“Well we know you’ve been working hard and we wanted to thank you for all the hard work and sleepless nights you’ve had for dealing with us… and uhh yeah open it.” There was excitement in his eyes when you opened the bag as if he was a child getting ice cream and you thought it was cute.
“Oh my god….” It was a group photo you being the center of it. It was taken on your first day on the job and you had a bad start messing up but in the end there was a picnic with the boys cheering you up. It was as if it happened yesterday making you smile.
“Do you like it? Oh god you don’t like it. I told them it would be stupid i’m s-”
“I love it… thank you.” tears started to form in your eyes and out of pure instinct you hugged him tightly and let out a soft cry.
As shocked as Namjoon was he returned the hug and man did his heart flutter.
“I also got you something too..” He pulled out of the hug not wanting to but had to.
“Wait what you did?” As you opened it there was a piece of paper folded nicely and then a locket. Opening it, it was a picture of when you guys visited home in LA recently looking at the other half was a selca of him making you laugh a little. You missed home…
“Yah~ why did you put yourself on the other half?” It was funny but very adorable.
“Well your best friend is always here for you.” He said with the biggest smile. There it was the smile that won everyone over. The dimples the were the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
“Well i’m glad that I have this to remind myself who my best friend is. Do you want to come in I made some hot coco earlier.”
“You sure aren’t you busy? I don’t want to interupt your day.”
“Yes I don’t have to go back until like 3 and it’s 1:30.” He came over many times that everyone asked if you were dating but you said no and brushed it off. Of course he was handsome and very good looking yet also a sweetheart who was actually an amazing person that you wished people knew about him like you did but- no no no you didn’t like him stop.
“Sorry I didn’t have time to clean up the mess.” Looking at the mess you were too lazy to pick up for the past what two weeks now? Gross you thought to yourself.
“If you’ve seen the dorm then this is nothing compared to that. Plus I’ve been here so many times it doesn’t matter.” Well… he is right.

Watching her heat up the hot cocoa he made his way to her living room and noticed her bookshelf stocked with film books and movies. He loved watching her geek out over blockbuster films or when you would show him the difference in lens or shots and loved it most when you showed him projects you were working on. The work you made was beautiful with the stories you tell making viewers being moved. Looking up and down he saw a photo laying there with y/n and another man who looked a hell of a lot older than her.
“Y/n?” You hummed in response while stirring the drink.
“Who’s this?” holding up the photo you looked up and immediately froze. God why did you keep that picture? Bringing back awful memories making you feel emptiness you walk over grab the picture and burn it. Taking a deep breath you feel your hand shaking but try to keep calm.
“He’s nobody…. Do you want some cake too?” trying not to crack.
“Are you okay?” noticing your change in expressions “Did I do som-”
“It’s fine Joon…. It’s just nothing…”
“Are you sure you’re okay?” Just breath y/n just breath….
“Just…. Just drop it okay? I’ll tell you some other time Joon.”
He was concerned but knew not to push any further so he didn’t say anything else. Namjoon knew how difficult it was for you to express your feelings to anyone really but he noticed your efforts in trying to loosen up. He wanted to know more though and just wanted you to trust him, not that you didn’t but obviously there was more to know but your walls were too high up and too thick to break down due to your stubbornness. After eating something he helps pack some clothes and anything else you might need to finish your work.
“Hey i’m going to take a quick shower do you mind picking up a little?”
“Yeah sure.”
“DON’T break my stuff okay?”
“What I would never do such a thing! Now go take a shower stinky butt.” Yes it seems odd that he would stay while you shower but you reached that comfort level of friendship with him when you first invited him over. You kind of wish you had a picture of his reaction because it was priceless.
After showering you picked out your daily comfortable style that everyone loved not knowing why. It was literally the same thing you were probably the girl version of Jungkook with his white shirts jeans and timberlands. Picking out a black shirt that was lose and a pair of jeans that were high enough to cover your not so toned sides and picking out your favorite long black cardigan that the boys got you since you literally loved cardigans. Especially the long ones.
Walking out you saw Namjoon on the couch reading who knows what.
“Hey let’s go.” clearing your throat loud enough for him to hear.
“Oh okay.”
As you guys arrive the other members seemed to be showing up as well.
“Y/n!!!” Taehyung ran and picked you up to hug you and embarrassed you pat his back while spinning you.
“Yah! Put me down you know I hate being carried.” You did… You really hated it thinking you weighed too much for them so you ended up dropping weight though you still hated being picked up.
“But you’re so light!” he said pouting “Anyways… how’ve you been? Why do you have another backpack?”
“Oh i’m staying the night here to finish your video and this week we have to reshoot two scenes.”
“Yahh paboya Isn’t that too much work since our comeback is next week?” Yoongi was another good friend of yours since he understood you 100% emotionally.
“It’s okay sunbae I can get it done if I focus and not get distracted that’s why i’m staying here for four days.”
“Aw we wanted to go bowling Saturday but you’re working…” Jungkook was only two years older than you making you the maknae of the group. It boosted his ego tenfold really and you didn’t know why.
“We can go some other time oppa.” Also did I mention he loved it when you called him oppa? He loved it knowing that he actually was older than you unlike fans older than him would call him that and he hated it. You on the other hand found it hilarious.
“Yah she’s busy with work jungkook-a we shouldn’t even be going out since we have our comeback next week.” Jin and yoongi both scolded the younger one but you couldn’t help but smile.
“Yahhh it’s okay to go out without me and plus you should go out and have fun and relax you’ll be busy next week and for the next month and a half or so. It’s okay.”
“Are you sure? We’re concerned about you overworking yourself.” Jimin was always concerned about you over doing it with work.
“Listen short stuff i’m fine okay i’ll be fine once I finish this i’ll rest okay I promise.” The boys couldn’t help but laugh at you calling jimin short even though he was taller than you slightly.
“Yah! I’m taller than you and older!!!”
“Yeeees sunbaenim~~!!” As you walked into the building before he would start scolding you.
Namjoon stayed in the front talking to boys forgetting he had your stuff. The guys started to head inside for practice before yoongi pulled him to the side.
“Hey is y/n okay? She looks exhausted lately and thinner too. I don’t think she’s taking care of herself.” If anyone knew you it was Yoongi and Namjoon. They both worry you being the youngest taking in so much work and them also knowing what it feels like going through their own personal matters.
“I don’t know hyung… today she seemed off..” thinking about the picture he saw earlier today.
“Why what happened?” Lately yoongi noticed you staying later than usual working on projects that didn’t need to be done until another month. It certainly wasn’t invisible to the naked eye on how tired you looked for the past month and a half but every time a member insisted for you to rest, you’d ignore them and continue to work. It’s been getting worse and out of hand.
“There was a picture of her and what I assume her ex and when I asked her she became upset and burned it saying he was a nobody.”
“Namjoon… “ putting his hand on his shoulders to help him relax, “ Everyone knows you see her differently, I mean you make it pretty damn obvious and she is either really slow in catching on or she’s afraid to let someone in. She trusts you well us enough but she also shows you her trust towards you differently than towards me. There is obviously something holding her back but her overdoing it with work won’t help her and I know for a fact it’s to distract herself. Even PDnim noticed and is starting to get concerned. She trusts you more since one you’re the only fluent english speaker making her feel somewhat more relaxed. Try to talk to her.”
Taking in a deep breath he knew his hyung was right but it wasn’t easy talking to you being so damn stubborn. “Hyung trust me I’ve tried, she’s the most stubborn person i’ve ever met. Way more stubborn than you are and that says a lot but I’ve tried, I really really really have tried. I’m scared she’ll hurt herself.” He sure as hell wasn’t lying about that because every time someone got passed a stubborn wall, good luck getting through the next 50.
“Yah it’s okay we’ll talk more about this some other time okay?” Yoongi patted Namjoon back to walk in the building.

You were so focused on you work that you hadn’t realized Namjoon still had your stuff until he walked in.
“Oh you had my stuff. Sorry i was working I forgot about it.”
“Do you need anything? Food? Anything?”
“No i’m okay i’ll call you or yoongi sunbae if i do.” you smiled before you went back to work.
He left the room and went to the practice room and the rest of the day was just work.

After a long night the boys left back to their places and Namjoon told the boys he would stay to check up on you. He knocked on the door before entering only to find you sleeping. You looked so peaceful and even though there was some drool he couldn’t help but let out a slight laugh.
“Man you really need to let yourself rest.” There was a box of tissues across the table so he grabbed a few to clean you up causing you to move slightly making him become cautious trying not to wake you up but he failed when trying to put a blanket over you.
“Hmmm….Joon?” your voice was scratchy and your eyes were squinted trying to figure out what was going on.
“Oh sorry I didn’t mean to wake you up. Are you okay?”
“Mmm I’m okay just tired….. What time is it?”
“It’s almost 11 why?” Rubbing your eyes you take a big sigh and get up leaving him looking at you confused. It’s been about 8 hours of working but technically 5 since you fell asleep.
“Let’s go to the convenient store I’m hungry.” Half awake and half asleep walking out with your bag. You didn’t even care how you looked with your messy hair and squinted eyes.
“I can order take out if you want? And go to a cafe and get you coffee.” Watching you always eat ramen noodles when working annoyed him and everytime he offered you always said,
“No it’s okay joon, it’s close by so I don’t have to walk that far.” There it was, the same sentence making him feel bad. Before he knew it you were already outside going towards the elevator so he caught up. Nope he wasn’t letting you eat another sad bowl of ramen again so he pulled you the opposite way to who knows where.
“Yah~ what are you doing the store is that way.” Still trying to wake up but not trying to get out of his grip you being too tired.
“Y/n you need to eat a real meal okay not cheap ramen.” Without arguing you let him drag you around.
“Ajumma can we have a spicy bulgogi with the dumpling stew!”
“Ahhhh Namjoon Ah!! Yes coming right up!” This was your and Namjoon’s favorite place to eat on your days off. After waiting for a while the food came out and it smelled so good you were kind of glad he dragged you here. It took a while for you to convince the ajumah and namjoon that you could eat spicy food and they doubted you but you told them that you were mexican and when they gave you the “spiciest” they had boy were they dumbfounded after you finished barely breaking a sweat. You were sniffling but you weren’t dying that you needed milk. You may be a foreigner but you could do spicy food all day every day.

After the meal you thanked the ajumma again. It was already 1:30 into the day and you had to get to work but nope he decided to drag you some more.
“Joon i have work to do now isn’t the time~” whining hoping he would comply but didn’t.
“Come on y/n you need a break you can go back after the sun rises. Please come on we haven’t hung out in forever since we’ve been busy with work~ pleeeeeease.”
“OKAY OKAY OKAY FINE just…. Please stop whining please.” You said burrowing your face into your hand. This boy just didn’t know how to give up didn’t he. Both of you sitting down on a bench looking at the view you couldn’t help but rest your head on his shoulder. He was warm and it felt comfortable you wish- No y/n no stop he’s just a friend.
“Hey y/n… can I ask you something?” You looked up at him with a slight smile.
“You technically already did.”
“You know what I mean.”
“Yeah what’s up?” Curious to what the boy had to say you sat up and faced him.
“Do you believe in love?” You didn’t expect for such a bold question making you freeze. It was a tough and soft subject for you to talk about and you thought you should tell him how you felt. It was only fair to him.
“S-sorry i shouln-”
“I do…” looking forward at the river. He seemed shocked that you responded since you normally pushed the subject away. It felt unfair that you had to keep a secret from him because of your fears. So little by little you started to let him in to see if he was worthy of your trust.
“I believe in what I fear the most. I believe that it exists yet I don’t know how it feels. It’s scary for me to fall in love so I run away when I feel it approaching me and end up hurting those I love.” He looked at you while you stared out in front of you motionless. It was a bold question to ask but he had to.
“Do you feel it approaching you?” Nervous for your answer he mentally prepared himself for rejection.
“I do…. But this time, I don’t feel scared. I mean I’m terrified but I have to face it at some point. I can love someone but…. I don’t know how to be in love with someone.” She wanted him to know so badly why she was so fucked up but she was scared he’d leave her. She knew he was a caring person and she knows how he feels but she wants him to tell her when he feels ready and although it’s unsure of what she’ll do, y/n doesn’t want to hurt someone who doesn’t deserve her burden. It’s scares the living hell out of her that she’ll crumble down so hard that nobody would want to put her back together and that’s why she pushes the thought of being “in love” away.
“Y/n…. you know I’m here for you right? You don’t have to tell me if you aren’t ready.” You looked at him and gave him a genuine smile.  Reaching out to place your hand on his face he took in the warmth of you palm and closed his eyes.
“I’m never going to be 100% ready to tell you Joon. I just don’t want you or any of the boys to see me at my worst. It’s not something to be seen knowing people can walk away. Don’t fall in love with me…. You’ll just be disappointed and leave…” But it was too late for him not to. He’d fallen so hard for you that you were a delicate feather to him and he held you so gently thinking you’d break apart at any moment. He didn’t care anymore whether you push him away because he mentally prepared himself to break those walls you’ve built. Or so he thought….

Okay okay okay so I don’t know if it’s good but feedback would be very helpful I hope you guys like it i’m hella nervous ~.~

dunstkirsten  asked:

What made you want to be an author?

To be honest, I never really wanted to be an author. I wanted to be a reporter, and I worked at newspapers for seven years, and I loved it. 

I’d always been afraid to write a book because I’m afraid of commitment, of being on the hook for something huge. I was afraid that I would wait until a month before deadline and then write the whole thing in a rush. 

Plus, what the hell would I even write about? I don’t write fiction and every time I try I just end up writing a story about something that happened to me. I’m not scholarly or focused enough to write one of those dense, important books with titles like The Seven Days in 1846 That Changed Everything and Shaped a Nation. 

I don’t like writing about my personal life, and even if I did, it’s a little presumptuous to write a memoir about your 20s while you’re in your 20s, unless you’ve accomplished big things or lived through extraordinary experiences which i most certainly had not.

But … people — who weren’t my mom! — liked my writing. I had a humor column by then, and my editors (SHOUT OUT TO BILL CHURCH AND MICHELLE “Sandcat” MAXWELL!!!) encouraged me to develop my own voice.

Then two things happened: One, needing a column topic, I asked people on Facebook — what are the concrete skills and abilities one should have by the time they turn 30? And some of them I was like, yeah, that makes sense, I can change a tire! And some of them were like, holy shit, why did I never think of that?

Two, my darling friend Ruth told me I give good advice and should write an advice book, which I didn’t feel qualified to do because at the time I was avoiding opening my fridge because the smell was overwhelming and my debit card had been declined at Popeye’s only a day previous.

But then I was like OH HEY MAYBE I COULD REPORT IT, figure out all the things I could’ve used in a book when I was 22, which is the hardest age, then put them in there.

So there you go!

anonymous asked:

could you please give tips on how to differenciate age when drawing?

Well, this is just from my own experience and keep in mind that I’m just some rando on the internet who draws anime, but i’ll try. Here you go, just a quick tip, I guess.

  • As for someone older than twenties, well that’s not my strong point, I have to admit. But I did find THIS which seems like a good tip on drawing older characters. 
  • There’s also this website called 101 men which gives you portraits of men and women from age 0 to 100. It doesn’t represent all types of people, but it might be worth looking at just to practice drawing older characters, particularly from mid-30s and onwards. Hope it helps a little.

anonymous asked:

Oh my god, you guys dare hold a 30 year old man to standards of accountability and proper conduct for someone in his role, who refuses to apologize for his shitty behaviour and properly credit people. You guys suck, because I, a fan with no critical thinking ability say so. I'm now gonna spout some transphobic nonsense and make some personal attacks against the mods because I can't argue my point correctly. (seriously how many anons like that do you get? this is a joke.)

when i first started reading this i thought it was a serious ask because you somehow captured EXACTLY how they sound its so funnymnadvabsn

-Oni

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Name: Marina
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Hello! I’m so happy I found this website because I always liked the idea of letter exchange (it’s so sweet and personal). My english is not very good, so if you’re writing from far away, I ask you to be patient with me. I love photography, making short films, cooking (delicious vegan food), diy, my plants and anything art related really. Now, would be lovely to meet people who share my interests but I’m a super open person that likes to talk about anything and everything. Let’s do this, shall we?

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