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Drum Lessons- Josh Dun

Request- Hey would you please make an imagine where Josh is doing drumming classes and the reader is one of his students and they gradually fall in love. (no smut though, I hate it) Thank you so much if you do write it! :)

Every Saturday since you were sixteen years old you would go to your local music shop and play the drums. Your parents wouldn’t allow you to take lessons or get a set saying you would give up on it too soon. Four years of playing in the shop you got a job there. You now were able to play all you want. You weren’t good, but you really loved the sound and the power you felt with the drums.

Today was just a typical day in the shop. It was never busy around closing time so you decided to take a seat at the drum set. You started drumming the only song you knew. You had practiced it for so long you could do it with your eyes closed. You were so in your own world you didn’t hear the bell on the door go off.

“Excuse me.” spoke a voice and you immediately stopped. You looked up and saw a bright yellow haired man.

“Oh sorry about that. I didn’t hear you. Can I help you find anything?” you asked standing from the drums and moving towards the smiling man.

“It’s fine. I enjoyed listening. How long have you played?” he asked you.

“I don’t really play. I mean I would love to, but I just play ever once in a while since I was sixteen.” you said.

“Wow.” he was still looking at you with a smile. “I’m sorry I probably look really creepy. I just think you’re super beautiful and talented.” he said shaking his head and eyes away from you. “My name’s Josh.” he extended his hand out to shake yours.

“Y/N.” you smiled. “And thank you. So is there anything special you’re looking for?” you asked.

He looked around for a second before walking over to a small set up with drum sticks.

“Need some new sticks.” he said.

You walked behind the counter and he stood on the other side.

“So you play too?” you asked.

“Yeah. I’m actually in a band. Twenty One Pilots. Ever heard of them?” he asked.

“Never listened but I’ve stocked your cd over there multiple times.” you said pointing to where the cds were located.

There was a moment of awkward silence while you cashed Josh out.

“Do you want lessons?” he asked out of the blue.

“What?” you asked unsure of what he meant.

“I could give you drum lessons if you want?” he stated again.

“That would be amazing but I don’t want to take up your time. You are probably busy with your band.” you said.

“No, my life is pretty boring. Please. How about this Saturday at 3?” he asked.

“Make it Sunday and meet me here at 2. We’ll have this place to ourselves.” you said and he smirked.

“See you then Y/N.” he said walking away.

“Wait you forgot your drumsticks.” you called after him but he kept walking.

Whoever this yellow haired boy was you liked him. You knew he had no reason to come in except to speak to you.

Sunday rolled around and you spent a little more extra time getting ready. You did your make up a little heavier than usual and put on a band tee with some skinny jeans. You checked yourself once more in the mirror before heading to the music shop.

You got there about 5 minutes before Josh. when you heard a knock on the front door you went to unlock it.

“Hey there. How’s it going?” he asked you.

“Good.” you said leading Josh towards the back where the drums were. “So I listened to a few of your band’s songs. You’re really good. I like that song lane boy.” you said.

“Well do you wanna learn it? That’s one of the harder ones, but I think you can pick it up fast.” Josh said. “Take a seat and I’ll help you.” he told you.

You sat down and grabbed the drum sticks that sat next to the drums. Josh helped you through the first part. It was slow, but you got it down fast.

“Okay try this but faster.” Josh said.

You tried and messed up. You let out a sigh of frustration after five more failed attempts.

“Don’t be discouraged.” Josh said moving closer to you. He held your hands in his helping you grip the drum sticks. “I hope you don’t mind me be so close.” he said.

“No it’s fine.” you said swallowing the breath that was stuck in your throat.

Josh helped you drum through the beat you messed up before. After a few times going through he let go of you and you tried it on your own successfully.

“Told you you would get it.” Josh smiled.

“Thanks to you. I suck on my own.” you laughed.

“No you don’t. You could replace me and nobody would ever notice.” He told you laughing.

“I think your fans would notice. I mean I’m about five inches shorter than you, don’t have highlighter hair, and don’t have a tattoo on my arm that takes.” you said standing from the drum kit and facing Josh who was a few feet away.

“So you’ve been checking me out.” he smirked. “Do you have something against my yellow hair?” he mocked offense.

“Yes I do. It looks really good on you and I’m jealous I would never be able to pull it off.” you said stepping closer to Josh.

“I think it would look amazing on you.” Josh took a few steps closer to you and you felt your heart beating faster by the second.

At this point there were just inches between you two. You could feel his breath on yours. You wanted to just kiss him and show how much you liked him, but you knew it was wrong.

“Is it wrong if I wanted to say I wanna kiss you right now?” Josh whispered and she shook your head no looking into his eyes. He connected his lips with yours.

He held your face in his hand as the kiss grew. When you broke apart for air you both looked into each other’s eyes.

“Could I take you out on a date some time?” Josh asked.

“Sure. I would love that.” you said kissing him again.

“I have to tell you something.” he said breaking the kiss. Your heart suddenly stopped. You thought her was going to admit he had a girlfriend of wife or something. “I’ve been coming into the store for the past 3 weeks while you’ve played. I would leave before you saw me. I couldn’t get over you and I’m glad I finally talked to you.” He admitted.

“I am too.” you said still looking into those dark eyes. You could see galaxies behind them. Josh intrigued you and you were excited that you got to go on a date with him.

So I have been having a rewatch of season 1 of Game of Thrones (makes sense since last year I re-read the first book haha) and I just can’t help but come to the following conclusions.

If Catelyn had gone south with Ned and the girls:

1. I think Ned would have helped convince Catelyn that Arya should have Needle. I don’t think she’d be pleased, but I don’t think she’d make efforts to stop it either. She’d just have rules of ‘no bringing it to the table’ and ‘when you’re not in lessons it gets PUT AWAY’. 
2. Catelyn would not have let Ned forewarn Cersei, because she would have told him ‘Look if someone told you or I something that could strip our children of everything, even their lives, have them on the run for the rest of their days…you would do anything to stop that risk.
3.She would also have told him to take Renly’s offer. Better an army offered freely than one paid for, as Catelyn says in her chapters that if coin can sway a person one way it can sway them another. That’s why she never wants to use sellswords.
4. I feel like Arya and Catelyn might have developed a better relationship, just because Catelyn doesn’t like the Queen, Arya doesn’t like the Queen, Catelyn would not have been able to forgive the Micah incident, Arya can’t forgive the Micah incident, Catelyn would have wanted Sansa telling the truth (even if more carefully than Arya wanted her to), Arya wanted Sansa telling the truth, Catelyn doesn’t trust the Lannisters, Arya doesn’t trust the Lannisters, and after the incident with the direwolf etc Catelyn would specifically not be liking Joffrey either. There’s a lot for a Mother and daughter to agree on there. 
5. I think Ned might have been a little less stressed if he had his wife to rant and complaint to, someone who supports and agrees with him. 
6. Ned would never have gotten his leg injury, Jory and his men would be alive, as Jaime would never have viciously and unjustly retaliated for the capture of Tyrion as Cateyn would never have captured him, and therefore Ned would still have had all of his men as we head to the season 1 climax. Important. 
7. Sansa wouldn’t have been able to give the Queen warning (when she defies her Father and goes and tells Cersei everything about them leaving the capital etc), because Ned wouldn’t have had to leave them with Septa Mordane who lets Sansa wander about , as Catelyn would have kept both her daughters close to as it was all going on. 

Basically, I’ve always thought it made no sense for Ned to tell Catelyn to remain in Winterfell, when theoretically, he would be in the capital for years and years and years. Catelyn perhaps would be asked to journey between the two, but generally, she would go with Ned and castellan would be appointed to aid Robb. So I think the only reason GRRM had that arrangement is because he realised all the above and thought shit if Ned and Cat are together, the rest of the whole series never bloody happens. 

And this is why I have a verse where Catelyn goes to the capital with Ned haha. 

tim drake’s snapchat is 90% him making bruce wayne do normal middle-class american things and filming the results. popular youtube compilations include the one where they’re at denny’s at two in the morning and tim keeps trying to get bruce to order a moon over my hammy just so he’ll have to say it, the one where they’re at disneyworld and bruce gets increasingly frazzled culminating in him actually physically picking up gaston for reasons no one can entirely recall, and everyone’s favorite series “bruce wayne doesn’t understand walmart”

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Gandalf did you realise that the transition from ranger to King of Gondor was a PRETTY FREAKING BIG ONE

EDIT: guys please stop leaving snide comments trying to educate me on whether or not he was ready, this was just a bit of fun, sheesh. Can’t believe I actually had to say that)

Sometimes you lose people, and there’s just nothing that you can do about it. Sometimes you lose something that you love. Sometimes you’re replaced by someone else and shifted to a not-so-important place in that one confidant’s heart. Sometimes relationships change and you end up feeling a little bit lonely. Sometimes you just aren’t the right fit, you just aren’t the soul that that other person needs.
—  🖤

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XMFC Modern AU pt 6

(PS: A special shout out to endingthemes​ for writing this amazing fic inspired by these silly things <333)

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
—  Sydney J. Harris
Ideas that most people derided as ridiculous have produced the best outcomes. Don’t do the obvious thing.
—  Fred Wilson
Signs as Students

Hey guys, I’m revamping one of my older posts!

Aries: Probably texting at some point in class. Aces all the subjects that they’re passionate about, and often gets elected for leadership positions that they usually don’t want to take up.

Taurus: Sneaks snacks into class like candy or gum. Pays attention in class most of the time, but somehow doesn’t seem to absorb the lesson. Starts getting hungry two hours before lunchtime.

Gemini: Either has super neat or super messy handwriting, no in between. Knows a surprising number of people in the school, and treats everyone like a good friend. Manages to listen to the class and daydream at the same time. Often gets called out for talking in class.

Cancer: Sits in a slouching position, cool but messy collection of stationery. For some reason, they always get put in the front row. Is actually aware of everything going on even if they don’t seem like it.

Leo: Responsive in class, but eager for the lesson to be over. Devastated if they fail an exam. Often the first choice for a study buddy, motivating classmates in their own silly way.

Virgo: Has neatly-labelled notebooks for every subject, but often ends up not using half of them. Emotionless face throughout the whole lesson, and often ends up staring at the teacher.

Libra: Participates in extra-credit classes. Often gets called on to answer questions and yet they always seem to know the answers. Dislikes monotonous teachers. Has an extremely heavy bag.

Scorpio: Secretly hates everyone in their class. Actually tries to complete homework, but often ends up not understanding it.

Sagittarius: Popular kid who agitates teachers without knowing it. Even though they sometimes don’t pay attention, they still get decent marks.

Capricorn: Parents make them work for their grades, but they are thankful for that because they’ll fail if they don’t do that. Super-thick homework folder. Often gets placed right next to their best friend in the seating plan.

Aquarius: Intelligent and imaginative in answering questions that they totally do not understand. Has a thousand things running through their head during lessons.

Pisces: Confused but doesn’t dare to ask teachers about it. Manages to ace exams even if they don’t study. Their worksheets are covered in doodles and fancy lettering. Have many random scraps of paper in their bag.

Reasons why I love Static

A good hero works well with others

Look at how the other heroes smile at him, they are genuinely happy to meet him. When Superman saves him, he isn’t upset. He’s happy. He asked to be saved and he was

And it’s not the last time either. You see it here

and here

he works well with the justice league members even though his interactions with them are rare and in between.

He’s literally never afraid to ask them for help

I mean, look at that. He made the bat signal, he was outright asking for help as publicly as he ever could.

and in “Fallen hero” when he thought Green Lantern really had become evil…

Just look at his face. He is shocked. He can’t believe one of his heroes would do this, he tried to figure out why, tried to come up with a reason to explain it, so it would make sense.

And the moment Sinestro, disguised as Green Lantern, hurt Gear. He knew it was true, and he’s horrified that the person he looked up to did this and he’s angry, angry that he didn’t see this.

Static knows when to fight

but he also knows when someone just needs a helping hand

and sure, he jokes around

but he also knows how important the work he does is

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and he also knows what happens if he messes up

His family knows what it is he does and they all support him in whatever way they can.

and that’s why I love Static shock. Yes, they touched upon some serious issues

they didn’t dumb it down for the audience, or treat the issues with kiddie gloves, they addressed the issues and those were also the same episodes that they broke the fourth wall. Dyslexia, gun control, gang violence, racism. They didn’t pull their punches on this show.

They showed us a still very much grieving teenager who almost joins a gang in the first episode, who gets powers that he uses to protect other people without a moment of hesitation, not even thinking of getting revenge on his bullies. Even as a superhero, he still volunteers at the community center his dad runs.

Yes, Virgil makes mistakes, he’s still a kid after all, but he’s so genuinely kind and sincere that we can’t help but love him.

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I don’t know if it actually is Static shock appreciation week officially, but it is for me

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and, because I can’t help myself

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Men of Reddit, what innocent behaviors have you changed out of fear you might be accused of wrong doing? • r/AskReddit
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Just a short selection of comments I found. It seems men can’t seem to get away from being called pedos and perverts.

Sticking to myself at shopping centers.

I’m a tall(6'3), bearded man who grew up in a small town of about 800. So I grew up holding the door for anyone, saying have a nice day or howdy everywhere I go, and help anyone with anything if they need it. It’s just how I was raised.

One day I was headed to my girlfriends house and decided to stop at Walmart to grab some snacks on the way down. I was 20 years old at the time, but for as big as I am and the beard you could confuse me for 25-30. Anyhow, I was standing in the chip isle and noticed a little girl no older than 5 wandering around looking frightened, so I walked over and said are you lost? And she just kept saying “ mommy ” so instantly trying to do the right thing I thought to take her to the cashier so she may call over the loud speaker and call for her mother. As I walked she held her hand up to hold mine and I thought nothing of it, being as I was only doing the logical thing. Next thing I know the mother runs up to me screaming and snatching her daughter up, calling me a kidnapper and threatening to call the police. I tried explaining the situation and where I was trying to take her, unfortunately she was an uneducated moron and at that point I got a little heated and decided to tell her to maybe not let her child run off next time. Moral of the story, I tried to do the right thing not even thinking about how it would look for a bearded man to be walking with your little girl, even though they shouldn’t of been left alone, but it’s definitely something I’ll never do again.

When shopping with my wife and she wants to try stuff on I just have her text me pictures of her outfits if she wants my opinion.

We were at Macy’s a few months ago and I was just patiently waiting outside the dressing room waiting for my wife and she would open the door and step out to get my opinion.

I was just looking at my phone and minding my own business when I notice people walking up to me. A middle aged woman had gotten a manager and she had brought a security official of some type and asked me to leave or they would be forced to call the police.

It was super embarrassing and now I feel super self-conscious when shopping with my wife.

I stopped going to the playground with my niece. She loves it when I’m there with her. Going on slides with her or pushing her swing. But according to the mother’s there and the old ladies its creepy for a man to go there, even with my niece.

At first I didn’t care, I just ignored them. But some even went as far to ask my niece who’s only 3 if I was her father and other inappropriate things. Even got the cops called on me twice and after explaining the situation and having to go as far as having to get my sister down there, they left. But I’m still a creep to the woman’s eyes. I don’t talk to the other kids, I say Hi back and answer them if they ask something.

But… I just don’t understand.

I’ve been getting driving lessons recently and after the first one the instructor dropped me off and when we were organising new lessons we just said we would meet at the same place. It’s outside a school.

We probably met there about 10 times at various parts of the day in a car with massive “Driver Learning School” stickers all over it.

A woman came up to me yesterday as told me how it was wierd that two men met there and how people were talking and how there were “weirdos” about who people thought were selling drugs and how we wouldn’t want anyone thinking we were “weirdos”.

I’m a large dude. I seem to get more scared of this at work.

I’ve been told I’m intimidating in meetings. I pay close attention to my tone and body language now.

I stare at the elevator doors with my headphones on, especially when a lady gets on.

When the kids charity uses our offices for events every few weeks, I go to a different floor to use a private bathroom so I’m not alone in a public bathroom with any kids.

I volunteer at cub scouts. No parent or scoutmaster (predominantly male) is allowed to take the children anywhere alone. Not even to let them play in the gym after the pack meeting.

A female colleague was leaving the company. I offered a handshake. She asked for a hug (which I gave). I told her that in a company with 60% women, you never assume a hug. She nodded and said ‘Fair point.’

I have a bad back. I asked for a place to lay down occasionally during the day for short periods of time. They told me to use the 'wellness room’. Which is built for and decorated for nursing moms. And it’s outside the women’s bathroom. I told them a 6'4" dude with a beard laying on the floor outside the women’s bathroom is not a good look. They agreed. I lay on the cold tile of the handicapped bathroom now.

All it takes is an accusation, even if wholly unfounded. The conversation will always be there. I make sure I don’t even put myself in that situation.

Les Amis + the Solar System

Enjolras is Sol, the Sun, trapping the planets in his gravity; the body that provides them both daylight and warmth. But it’s dangerous–a star determines the fates of its planets, and a light that burns so fiercely can’t burn forever.

Grantaire is Mercury, the smallest planet and nearest to the Sun, named for the god of messengers. When facing Sol, the planet warms, reaching over 400 degrees Celsius. When turned away, the already-barren surface becomes cold and dark; dropping below -170. Though it is so close to us on Earth, much about it remains a mystery.

Jehan is Venus, the hottest planet, named for the goddess of love and beauty. It is unique in its movements, rotating in the opposite direction of the other planets. The brightest object in our sky apart from the Sun, poets and songwriters alike, for centuries, have been calling Venus the ‘morning star’ and ‘evening star’.  

Feuilly is Earth, the ideal planet, and our home. Earth is favoured by Sol, being the only planet in the narrow range of distances from the star that allows life to exist. It’s not the biggest planet, nor the warmest, nor the one with the largest moon, but its averageness itself made it perfect.

Bahorel is Mars, named for the god of war for of its reddish glow. Though on first glance Mars seems unforgiving and cold, with a closer look, it was found to be the most conductive to life. The names of the rovers landed on it seem to reflect the essence of the planet itself–’Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’.

Courfeyrac is Jupiter, the largest planet, nearly a star in its own right for the number of moons it has trapped in its orbit due to its immense gravity. It was named for the god of thunder, fittingly so–the storm in the massive red spot on its surface has been raging for centuries. 

Combeferre is Saturn, often considered the solar system’s ‘jewel’ for the rings that made it a source of scientific fascination since its discovery. The strength of its gravitational influence is bested only by that of Jupiter and the Sun. It was (most aptly) named for the god of agriculture and liberation. 

Bossuet is Uranus, named for the god of the sky, and the planet that expanded the celestial horizons of humankind–the first to have been discovered with a telescope, while the previous five were known since antiquity (though first mistaken for a comet). The planet orbits perpendicular to the rest, most likely due to a collision with a planet that knocked it on its side. 

Joly is Neptune, named for the god of the sea for its vivid blue colour. It is often mentioned in the same vein as Uranus due to their shared characteristics (similarities in size, colour, composition) and is like the former in that it was discovered. Its discovery was special–a collaborative effort in which the planet was mathematically predicted before it was seen.

Marius is Pluto, a dwarf planet named for the god of the underworld, whose true planetary status is still debated by many. In any case, it orbits Sol like all the rest, though on a different plane. Pluto has a moon, Charon, who we may see as Cosette–the two objects are tidally locked, the same face permanently turned toward each other.

Each house when: studying
  • Gryffindor: Procrastinate it 'till you make it, binge reads every lesson from the last seven years just in case the night before, studying comfy (on the couch or on the bed)
  • Hufflepuff: T E A M W O R K with snacks and blankets, often reads important parts aloud, makes bad puns that help them memorize names and places
  • Ravenclaw: Studies either the most or the less in the class and nothing in between, *opens a book to fact-check something and gets lost for 17 hours*, needs a Hufflepuff friend to tell them to go to sleep
  • Slytherin: Gets irritated by boring lessons real quick, *classical music dramatically playing in the background*, will try to murder you if you interrupt them