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Togetherness (Jacob Frye X Fem!Reader)

Originally posted by mirindalawson

Hello Followers,
thank you for your patience once again. Here is another one and this time I took 41-year (well, he is 43/44 in this one) old Mr. Frye to the test. I mean, he needs love, too. And he is such a handsome man and had to go through a lot.

I hope you will enjoy this piece of Fiction. I do not have any knowledge about the bathing back in Victorian England. I googled but didn’t find enough or maybe I did not dig deep enough. (I actually just googled again to not look like a complete idiot in front of you and added a few things, heh)

A happy Fryeday to all of you. I hope my english followers are all okay + their families and friends after what had happened.

Title: Togetherness
Summary: Reader wants some time for herself but her dear husband thought otherwise
Characters: Reader, Jacob Frye
Relationships: Jacob Frye x Fem!Reader
Warnings: Very slightly NSFW at the end (but really, not much)
Words: 1.885

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The 1 Element Your Flawed Character MUST HAVE

If you’re a reader, you’ve probably experienced this before: you pick up a book, it seems pretty interesting, you nonchalantly decide to read it – “whatever, might be good” – and then … 

A paperback explodes life as you know it.  

Encountering a book like this can give life sudden clarity, it can change the way you look at the world, it can help you overcome something and grow, it can give you new purpose, it can inspire you to change your life, it can transform your future. By the time you’ve finished that book, it has become a part of your life – and will probably remain that way forever. (*Holds up my battered copy of Narnia as evidence*)

This magical experience is pretty much the ultimate goal for a reader. But if you’re a reader AND a writer, the fulfilling moment is inevitably marred by one depressing thought:  

“I’ll never write anything that good.”  

To which I say:

I beg to differ, little discouraging voice. With dedication and persistence, anyone can write a story that will be deeply meaningful to a reader. 

The trick? It needs to be deeply meaningful to the writer first. 

If a writer is going to give a reader a life-altering piece of knowledge, that means the writer already has that knowledge to give. We have all experienced things worthy of a story. We are all characters, journeying through arc after arc, becoming better or worse. From living these stories, we learn and see things more clearly, just as protagonists do. Which means we have something to say, something to write about, something to give. 

But to do so, we have to shoot for art.

The word art seems terribly vague, unattainable, and intimidating. But I don’t think it has to be. By “art” I’m going by the definitions given in two of my favorites quotes about writing (writing is art, so these apply): 

“Art is born when the temporary touches the eternal.” – G K  Chesterton

and

“…It is an art. It is the best of all possible art, a finite picture of the infinite.” – N D Wilson  

Both quotes state the same thing, in different ways. Art is about depicting and communicating something true, something universal, something everlasting about life and humanity, through something tangibly created. A definition which sounds an awful lot like the definition of metaphor: “a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something abstract.” Which sounds a lot like storytelling, because story IS metaphor. It’s life, condensed and magnified, all of its components there for a specific reason – to represent and convey some deeper meaning. So storytelling is naturally suited to being art. Which is good news for writers.

But it can also mean trouble. Storytelling is proven to be one of the most powerful teaching methods there is; a story actually has the power to get into someone’s head and heart and change everything, because to a reader’s mind the events on the page are actually happening. They’re living another life, a life that seeks to prove whatever the author wants to say. So writers have a responsibility to make sure the meaning of their story is true, morally and logically. 

BUT HOW DOES THIS ALL RELATE TO THE MAIN CHARACTER?!

Your main character is flawed, both in ways that only hurt themselves, and in ways that hurt others. These flaws are causing them to ruin their own lives. If they don’t awaken to this unwelcome truth about themselves, they will be lost. What happens to them over the course of the story, as they go after their singular goal, is going to apply pressure to these flaws until someone new – and most of the time, better – is made. The journey will teach them something, and that knowledge will enable them to overcome their weaknesses and forge a better life. 

And I bet you can guess what that story will teach them. That thing that is deeply meaningful for you, so meaningful you want to share it with readers? Yup, that’s what your main character is going to learn.

It’s going to be the SOLUTION to their inner problems. When it comes to characters, the meaning can be wrestled into three parts, adding up into one concise sentence. 

1) To achieve *a better state of being*

2) One must *moral and mental requirement*

3) Or else *the inner stakes*

To see how this works, let’s look at a fairy tale, the most straightforward example of this concept: 

Let’s see Cinderella (the live-action 2015 version). 

The meaning of the movie is summed up in this scene, and the story seeks to prove it throughout: 

“Have courage and be kind… It has power, more than you know. And magic.”

The story revolves around this notion, and everything seeks to represent it and prove it, in true Fairy Tale fashion.  

So in one line, that Ella’s arc proves: To achieve victory over abusers, one must hold onto their courage, kindness, and goodness no matter what – or else succumb and turn into someone like them. 

Exemplified in her last words to her stepmother, that truly defeat her forevermore:

So! Constructing these sentences can help give our flawed characters a destination to motor towards. Which makes writing their arcs much easier. And maybe we can construct a character arc and story that will become one of those magical reading experiences for a reader. And then, maybe one day, we’ll get letters from our reader, telling us exactly what our stories gave them and how it has saved their life in some small way (or maybe not so small way.) 

If finding a book like this is ultimate goal of a reader, I think getting a letter like that is the ultimate goal for a writer. 

Well, there’s my motivation. Time to go figure out what the heck I want my book to say. 

idspispopdandmore  asked:

Hello hello hello!!! :D I've just spend my entire afternoon reading a bunch of your analysis. Time wasted? Hell no!! Narrachara, Sans & Alphys working together, Chara's probable manipulations, Asgore being aware of SAVE power, etc etc I thought I'd seen everything about the game and I was happily surprised! I'm aware there's probably more than a single person behind it, so... Do you guys have any relations with Caretaker Of The Ruins crew? They were the responsables for me finding you ;)

We are so glad you have enjoyed our theories! As for Caretaker of the Ruins, we are the same crew!

(For those interested, you can find all our theories on our masterlist!)

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100 Reasons Why - 02

BTS 방탄소년단 - Soulmate!AU

Warnings -  polyamorous relationships, swearing, smut

Summary - Love is a powerful thing. Let it settle under your skin and in your bones. Let it live, let it breathe. Do not beat it down and know that your love doesn’t reach one person, but everyone around you.

Glossary - 01. 02. 03. 0405. 06


Coffee had kept you awake through college and then into the real world afterwards. It was a go to for late nights spent in front of your computer or notepad when ideas never stopped flowing or were never there at all. Which is why Hoseok loves finding new coffee shops to bring you to. He says that if coffee makes you happy, then he’ll buy you it every day. Even though Hoseok’s bubbly personality has never needed the caffeine as you do, he loves getting you the addicting beverage.  

”So, there’s this one shop near your favorite library up the street. Apparently a lot of college kids like it so I thought I’d try to bring you early in case it gets busy. I know how you feel about crowds.” Hoseok wraps a scarf around your neck. It’s so thick you could hide your entire face in it if you wanted. “You have to stay warm, I don’t want you to get sick especially after being out in the rain.”

It’s been two weeks but Hoseok is still worrying over your health. Heat rises in your cheeks and you look down, view of the floor blocked from the humongous scarf. You feel lucky to have Hoseok, who takes care of you even when you don’t deserve it. With a proud smile, Hoseok steps back, admiring his work. You’re practically a marshmallow in the huge coat and hat he’s put on you. But you’re warm, inside and out, so you thank Hoseok and make your way into the living room.

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You Saved Me / Bucky Barnes x Reader

Originally posted by dailyteamcap

Prompt: Bucky has a realization while out late on a mission.

Word count: 709

Warnings: Short description of injuries, 

- Written by Brie -

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You can’t remember when you fell asleep, but you knew it was very late when you heard the front door to your apartment open. You lazily open your eyes to see Bucky standing in the doorway of your bedroom, still wearing his mission gear. Sitting up a little, you squinted in the darkness to see his face.

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FINALLY MY LAPTOP IS WELL!!! THANK GOD!! #please read this from right to left peeps

I happily present you LeonardoxReader fancomic. Hope you guys like it! It’s still have another 3page for chapter1 I haven’t color yet but I’ll try to get it done soon. Work is tiring.

My inspiration for this comic is my best bud @fluffpuff-penguin whom I adored so much, her writing is fabulous, and so does her art. Please do check her out on DA and here cuz she’s a sweetpie.

anonymous asked:

Homesick reader from our time with Rein, Junkrat and Hanzo please?

Reinhardt


You sat out on the deck, staring out into the sea. You heard Reinhardt shuffling towards you, settling down next to you. Your mind felt heavy while your heart ached, wondering if your family is still around as old as they would have to be.

“There is something on your mind,” he said, watching you, “what is it?”

“I was wondering about my family,” you said after a long deliberation.

“Ah,” he said, settling back, “What about them?”

“I wonder if they are still alive,” you said, “If they survived the Crisis or if they would even recognise me.”

“I don’t know if your family is still out there,” he said, patting your back and pushing you forward slightly, “But if they are I’m sure they’d be happy to see you again.”

“Thanks,” you smiled at him, patting his large hand.

Junkrat


You were quiet, it took him a while to notice as he often covered your with his loud voice but he saw that something was wrong with you. He plopped down next to you, his leg rattling against the ground.

“Darl?” he asked, gently touching your arm and shocking you.

“What is it?” you asked, blinking in surprise.

“Something wrong?” he asked and you blinked, hands wringing together to think about what to say.

“I just…” you said, eyebrows scrunching together, “miss my time.”

He quieted down, deep in thought, his metal hand tapping against the ground. His face went through a series of motions before he finally patted your knee.

“From what I understand,” he said, “you can’t go back, is there any point on thinking about it?”

“I know,” you sad, “I’ll be fine in a moment, just give me a little time.”

Hanzo


You pushed away from him, making the Japanese man hurt deeply at your absence. After a few days of sulking, he finally tracked you down, seeing the way you blankly stared forward.

“What is the matter?” he said, your eyes dim and you slowly look at him.

“I…” you said, looking away, “I don’t belong here.”

“In this base?” he asked and you shook your head.

“In this time,” you said and he gave a hurt noise, “This isn’t my world.”

You knelt down next to you and hesitantly reached a hand out to you, grabbing your hand. He spent a few moment of thought before he took a deep breath.

“I don’t know what it’s like,” he finally said, “I can’t imagine it but I will be here for you, if that is enough.”

“It is,” you said, “or it will be, thank you for being understanding.”

anonymous asked:

look i get it its annoying to get asked that over and over but no need to be such a witch about it. this is the internet---lesson one, since you seemed to have failed to have notice--almost no one reads the ToA, FAQ, About, etc. just doesnt happen. so you can continue to waste energy getting pissy or you can ignore/delete the ask in question, because at the end of the day, we all know you're only going to write what you have the inspiration for anyways, so take the begging a compliment, move on

Look, if I am being completely honest, I cannot comprehend why you wasted your time on messaging me this. I understand where you are coming from, but also, instead of seeing this from the perspective of an outsider/reader who believes they are entitled to 1. speak for others in regards to whether they read FAQs or not – seriously, the number of messages that I receive saying: “I couldn’t see my question in your FAQ, so (insert question here)?” completely disproves your statement  – and to 2. tell me in what manner I can and cannot behave on my own blog, how about you just step into my shoes for a moment. Only one moment, because, y’know, who would wanna be a witch like me for any longer than that.

As much as a writer, such as myself, creates for their own entertainment, we also enjoy sharing those creations with others to bring them a slice of that entertainment too. We give, and give, and give. Completely free of charge, done in our own personal time, and without demanding anything in return. Yes, we receive incredibly lovely compliments on our stories, we receive likes and sometimes reblogs, which is a true honour – though they are not things that we rudely demand, nor beg for from our readers like they have to compliment, like, or reblog our works because we want them to. It is a mutual cycle of giving and taking.

Though the thing is that, for a very small minority of these readers, they let this get to their heads and they start to beg or demand for more, most especially when the writer may be putting out content that they love, but it is not the stuff that the readers are specifically wanting. They begin to forget that the writer is not a machine who works by their command, so they begin to speak to and treat them in that way. And sure, you can say that the begging is a “compliment” – but is it really? Personally, and more specifically in regards to that message you are referencing, it has made me feel rushed and forced to write TDSOTI, which I well and truly know it has been about three months since I posted the first part, and thus, I am already feeling the immense pressure to have it finished without getting messages like that. On top of this, I just uploaded the second part of AOFS yesterday that has a count of 14,000+ words, which yeah, may take less than an hour for you to read, but it takes days upon weeks to write. In regards to those who send me these begging and demanding messages about certain stories, it makes me think: “Oh, are they not enjoying the other stories that I’m writing?” and “But I only just posted ___ a day or two ago… Can I not have a break first?” 

We delete these messages, yet they keep coming back until we say something. But when we do say something, we get sweet little messages like your own trying to put us into our supposedly righteous place because we stepped out of line and spoke our true feelings for once.

Welcome to my witchy shoes. Not so comfy, are they?

What I do not understand about your stance on this issue is the moment that we ask our readers for a single thing back, yeah, just one thing; a teeny, tiny thing as simple as reading a few answered questions that take no more than a minute or so to do and 95% of the time provide instant results, you are suggesting that suddenly we, the writers, are the ones being entitled? Lesson one, kid, if a reader does not have the common courtesy to respect a writer’s sole request to read their FAQ, where the reader will literally have their answer within a minute rather than having to wait hours or days for the writer to respond to them with practically the exact same thing; then they are undeserving of respect in return. I apologise, but they are just the facts, and you, my pal, clearly need to take a slice from that steaming respect pie.

All in all, this is not a matter of being justifiably annoyed over begging anons, nor of the way we writers construct our blogs and implement our FAQs for not only us but also for the benefit of our own readers; this is a matter of mutual courtesy and respect between the creators and their audience. Give, and it will be given back. Now please, move on from my blog because you are damn right that this is the internet, and I will not hesitate to block your ass without mercy if you or anyone else messages me bullshit like this again.

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

anonymous asked:

Is getting a Sak Yant tattoo by a buddhist monk in a temple considered cultural appropriation?

Here are some (but not all) of the questions that you need to be able to answer honestly before a person should consider this step:

Are you Buddhist? Do you specifically follow the tenets of Cambodian and Thai Buddhism? Do you know Thai or Khmer, and can speak with the monks about the rules you must follow after getting the tattoo? If you are white, have you taken part in Thai or Cambodian religious customs and grappled with your place in a history of Westerners fucking with southeast Asian politics and culture? Similarly, if you are white, have you grappled with the history of degradation and exoticization which leads not only to Thai culture being exploited, but Thai PEOPLE being exploited both in their own country and elsewhere?  Are you willing to follow the traditional rules of abstention? Do you understand that you are making a serious pact that could have spiritual repercussions?

There are probably other questions that you should ask yourself about this, these are the ones G came up with off the top of their head.

In short, you need to recognize and deal with the fact that white westerners have used Asian cultures to get their fix of the exotic and magical for centuries. This has had serious repercussions for Asians in the diaspora, where their traditions are used to degrade them, but are pretty and magical on non-Asian people, not to mention the repercussions for those countries’ economic, cultural and political spheres.

Master List

If any links aren’t working or are incorrect, fell free to tell me and I’ll fix it!


ANA:

Platonic Headcanons


BASTION:


D.VA:

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

S/o has a Panic Attack (Hana Doesn’t Know What to do)


GENJI:

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

Reacting to S/o From the American Southwest

S/o Uses Magic to Make Them Normal Again

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

S/o is Able to Shapeshift into a Dragon

The Simadas, Their Dragons, and S/o

Autistic S/o

Crush on Reader from Our World

Raising Children Scenario  

Homemaker S/o


HANZO:

Affectionate Hanzo Short Fic

Cool S/o is Afraid of Scary Movies Headcanons

S/o is Found Sleeping Next to Them After Being Gone for a Week

Reacting to S/o From the American Southwest 

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

S/o Gets Shot by Widow

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

Reaction to S/o’s Snow-version of Them Falling Apart

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

Crush on Reader From Our World

S/o is Able to Shapeshift into a Dragon

The Simadas, Their Dragons, and S/o

S/o Eats A Lot of Ramen

Winged S/o Imagine


JUNKRAT:

S/o in Coma Poly Roadrat

S/o in Coma Poly Roadrat part 2

Poly Roadrat Watches the Lion King

Poly Roadrat Helps S/o With Anxiety and Depression by Cooking

Poly Roadrat Helps S/o With Anxiety and Depression by Cooking Part 2

S/o is Found Sleeping Next to Them After Being Gone for a Week

Typical Mission With S/o Scenario

Poly Roadrat Just Chillin’ at Home

Reaction to S/o Accidentally Snorting

Reaction to S/o Feeling Down

Junkrat Brings Home a Dog Headcanons

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o

Reaction to S/o’s Snow-version of Them Falling Apart

Disneyland Headcanons

Poly Roadrat Takes Care of Tired S/o

Raising Children Scenario  

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

Homemaker S/o


LUCIO:

Cool S/o is Afraid of Scary Movies Headcanons

Reaction to S/o Feeling Down

Reaction to S/o who Wants Dreadlocks

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

Crush on Reader From Our World

S/o is Tired Bitter and Angry


MCCREE:

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

S/o Gets Shot by Widow

Favorite Things to do When Alone With S/o

Blackwatch McCree Being Mushy With S/o In Front of Gabriel

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o

Reaction to S/o’s Snow-version of Them Falling Apart

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

Crush on Reader from Our World

Homemaker S/o


MEI:

Reacting to S/o From the American Southwest

Reaction to S/o Accidentally Snorting


MERCY:

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

S/o From the Past is the Grandmother of Modern Medical Tech


ORISA:


PHARAH:

S/o’s Drunk Confessions


REAPER:

S/o Uses Magic to Make Them Normal Again

Reaction to S/o Feeling Down 

What Gabriel Reyes Makes S/o for Dinner

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

Favorite Things to do When Alone With S/o

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

Crush on Reader From Our World

S/o is Able to Shapeshift into a Dragon

First Date With Crush

Autistic S/o

Raising Children Scenario  


REINHARDT:

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o


ROADHOG:

S/o in Coma Poly Roadrat

S/o in Coma Poly Roadrat part 2

Poly Roadrat Watches the Lion King

Poly Roadrat Helps S/o With Anxiety and Depression by Cooking

Poly Roadrat Helps S/o With Anxiety and Depression by Cooking Part 2

Poly Roadrat Just Chillin’ at Home

Reaction to S/o Accidentally Snorting

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o

Disneyland Headcanons

Autistic S/o

Poly Roadrat Takes Care of Tired S/o

Raising Children Scenario  

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons



SOLDIER 76:

Pregnancy and Baby Headcanons

S/o is Found Sleeping Next to Them After Being Gone for a Week

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

S/o Gets Shot by Widow

Farmer Jack Leaves S/o to Join the Army

Accidentally Seriously Wounds S/o

Fluffy Headcannons

Crush on Reader From Our World

Homemaker S/o


SOMBRA:

Platonic Headcanons

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

Favorite Things to do When Alone With S/o

Reaction to S/o Being Really Good at Cooking

Bestfriend Reader Coming out as Gay


SYMMETRA:

Platonic Headcanons


TORBJORN:


TRACER:

Cool S/o is Afraid of Scary Movies Headcanons

S/o Uses Magic to Make Them Normal Again

S/o’s Drunk Confessions

Bestfriend Reader Coming out as Gay


WIDOWMAKER:


WINSTON:

Bestfriend Reader Coming out as Gay


ZARYA:

Reacting to S/o From the American Southwest

Reaction to S/o Accidentally Snorting

Platonic Headcanons

S/o’s Drunk Confessions


ZENYATTA:

Reaction to S/o Accidentally Snorting

Crush on Reader from Our World

Raising Children Scenario  


MISC.:

Reader Teleported To Overwatch part 1

Reader Teleported To Overwatch part 2

Adopted Mer!Reader Joins Overwatch

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the fair at night

Holga 120 & Diana Mini w/ Lomo Redscale and Fuji Velvia

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These spectacular long exposure shots are courtesy of Beth Maciorowski who is a self taught photographer who shoots primarily with film, often manipulating it and developing at home. She has a vast collection of cameras and expired film and feels most inspired by nature. You can find more of her work on her Flickr! or follow her on IG @bethmaciorowski Don’t these images just make you want to grab that tripod of yours and head out into the night to capture something just as splendid right at this very second??! It takes patience and preservation for long exposure photography, AND on film to boot, but you know the results will always astound.

Thanks once more Beth for your psychedelic pop-images, which acted as the kick in the tush I needed to jump start this blog. Yes, CGSF did take yet another leave of absence and no excuses will be made on behalf of our tardiness!! Shame on us!!! Boo! Despite us being AWOL, we still received tons of submissions from our amazing readers and we promise to return the endearment  from all of you for not giving up on us by sharing them in the following days. Keep up the amazing work girls and boys and always BELIEVE IN FILM!!

In other news, eleanorrigby236 has just recently moved to Berlin and hopes to start shooting on film again as she explores the city made for walking, one day at a time! 

xoxo,
CGSF

anonymous asked:

Hi!! I see you saying a tattoo is 'blown out' a lot, I was just wondering what exactly that means and if you know why/how it happens. Thank you for taking the time to answer this!! (:

“Blown out” refers to what happens when the needle goes too deep or is at too much of an angle. The ink will bleed and create a fuzzy outline or shadow.

You can see it most obviously in this post and this post.

anonymous asked:

I just found out about this comic and really wanted to start reading, is smackjeeves the only place all the chapters are available to read? the layout there is a bit inconvenient :(

For the time being, yes, unfortunately Smackjeeves is your only option. :( The layout is really bad and inconvenient, but it’s that way because at some point they axed the original layout we had been using and we didn’t – since we weren’t uploading pages to SJ anymore and were trying to just usher our readers from there to Tapas  – bother to seek a good one and instead just slapped something there so that the comic COULD be read.

We’re afraid you’ll just either have to suffer Smackjeeves or wait for a bit until we get our new sit up and running (it really, REALLY shouldn’t take long).

It’s been one year since the launch of NEOKOSMOS.

This year has been quite the artistic and personal journey for both of us. NEOKOSMOS has been such an important part of both of our lives, and we are very excited to tell the rest of the story. The support and love we have gotten from our readers has been amazing!

Thank you so much for reading!

-Shelby and Amber

The lunch incident...


I made a short comic of @poubelle-squelette party incident ch 24 i apologize for the crappy or non-existent backgrounds i promise i will learn more :’)

Anyways hope you like, cause i made myself cry drawing this, and oh a bonus:

Writer chan i hope you are proud of yourself, cause i am gonna sue for attempted murder

so now I should say this… thank you. For letting go. For walking away. Thank you for finally giving me the freedom that I was so weak to fight for. I could never push you away, and sadly, you will never know everything that I could do for you, that I could give you. The moment you walked out on me, you gave me the right to give my love to someone else. So thank you.

That’s where our forever ends.

—  m.candymag.com/features/from-our-readers-thank-you-for-walking-away/
700+ Follower Appreciation

Originally posted by parkbom-shell

Thank you to all my followers ^^
You guys send me such nice messages of support and appreciation. It really helps keep me going. Writers need inspiration and the easiest form is the love we get from our readers. Your likes, reblogs, comments… everything helps.
I will keep writing for you and your feels~

-Mochi