G- Grossest Memory: when I was 20, my middle finger on my left hand got infected and when I was finally able to dig deep enough to pop open whatever was causing all the pressure, a bunch of green goop oozed out of my hand (admittedly that was both gross AND cool LOL)
H- Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
I- in love?: with my one and only
J- Jealous of people: sometimes
L- Love at first sight or should I walk by again: no and why not?
O- One Wish: for people to wake the fuck up and listen to opposing points of view that rattle them and make them think
P- Person you called last: on the actual phone? *shrugs*
Q- Question you are always asked: how old are you? (after telling them how long I’ve been married)
R- Reason to smile: being alive another day
S- Song you sang last: I have “Heartbeat” by Andy C stuck in my head today, so that
T- time you woke up: 6:20 am
U- Underwear color: black
V- Vacation destination: Big Sur, Italy, London, NYC, Yellowstone
W- Worst habit: anything I love to do/ingest, I am compulsive about, so pick one
X- X Rays: last ones were dental
Y- your favorite food: meat
Z- Zodiac sign: doesn’t matter, astrology is meaningless
About him not mentioning the boys by names, I remember once he got asked directly about Niall's new single (it was slow hands) and he only said ah yeah lovely tune, the answer was so vague and short that left me thinking that 1) he didn't even know what song they were talking about or 2) he didn't want to say the name of the song in order to not give it promo and get the focus on himself. It's sad because Niall has openly supported sott, sweet creature and two ghosts many times...
You know what’s amazing?: WELL, IT TRULY IS AN AMAZING FEELING WHEN YOUR MAIN OTP OF ALL TIME THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY AND FAITHFULLY SHIPPING FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS IS OFFICIALLY CANON AND THEY JUST KEEP GIVING!!!!! FIRST AND FOREMOST I HAVE TO THANK JESUS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE ON THIS EARTH AT THE SAME TIME JON AND DANY ARE OFFICIALLY CANON AND WITNESS ALL THAT IS JONERYS. THEY ARE LIFE. NEXT I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALAN TAYLOR (the director of last night’s episode), DAVID BENIOFF AND D.B. WEISS FOR BASICALLY SAYING JONERYS WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE CANON AS THEY SHOULD BE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE BRILLIANT GEORGE R.R. MARTIN FOR BLESSING US WITH JON AND DANY AND ACTUALLY SAYING THAT THE STORY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THEM TWO, THEY WERE ALWAYS DESTINED TO MEET, THEY ARE THE STORY. LIKE THOSE WORDS CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH. SO SUCK IT ANTIS CAUSE US JONERYS SHIPPERS HAVE ALWAYS LIVED AND WE LIVE ESPECIALLY NOW. BLESS.THAT IS ALL.
Rules: answer 30 questions and then tag 20 blogs you would like to know better!
Nicknames: I really don’t have any. I had a friend who called me Owl back in college (and I called him Bird/Birdie because I was his night owl and his was my early bird) but we don’t really talk much anymore.
Star sign: Cancer!! :D
Height: 5′3″ - 5′4″-ish
Time: 10:48 p
Birthday: July 7th
Favorite Band: Mmmm that’s a tough one. My Chem, FOB, the Used, SoCo, Panic!, idk
Favorite solo artist: Melanie Martinez is, like, literally the only solo artist I can even think of that I listen to unless you count Marilyn Manson which I kinda don’t so idk
Song stuck in my head: Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Last movie I watched: Ghostbusters (the new one)
Last show I watched: Adventure Time (season 11 guys!!!!)
When did I create my blog: 2009 x_x
What do I post: right now, Marvel/comics in general, WTNV, GoT, occasionally cartoons, social justice/feminism/queer stuff, mental health stuff, idk just a huge modge podge of all my interests
Last thing I googled: and i quote (it was not long ago) “steps in a catholic funeral”
Do you get asks: Sometimes, but not much. Lately it’s been spiking a bit after new Happy Accidents chapters
Why did you choose your url: It’s been my url since the last incarnation of my myspace days (gotta keep that brand recognition guys XD) I got it from a poem/edit thing
Following: 882 (though sooooo many of those are inactive obviously. i’d never be able to keep up otherwise)
Followers: Holy shit!! 630 now!!! A week ago it was like 615 and a month or two ago i had just hit 500 so that’s fucking insane
Favorite colors: Pink!!! But I do also love pretty pastel purples and blue-violets and mint green and bright cerulean blues
Average hours of sleep: Honestly like 7-10
Lucky number: 13
Instruments: Just my voice, though if I could I would learn piano, violin, and guitar/bass
What I am wearing: Black tank top and pj shorts with little sheep made of yarn balls on them
How many blankets I sleep with: usually 1, but sometimes I add a second in the winter
Dream job: Screenwriter
Dream trip: Spending a couple months traveling all over Europe and Japan
Favorite food: i LOVE good food!!! I can’t pick!! Lately I’ve been big on chicken and pastas in cream-based sauces like good alfredo (which is hard to find) and this creamy pesto sauce i make that is fucking bomb.
Favorite song: Ahhh I can’t pick!!! I’ve been listening to Hallelujah by P!atD a lot lately
Do you think that someone will leak the song until friday? I hope not.
i really hope not, that would be so disappointing for taylor, (fans too). i always get so bummed when i hear of anyone’s music leaking regardless of who it is. like the joanne situation, that was sad. personally i find it much more exciting to hear a song for the first time without someone giving some of it away that they shouldn’t have, things the artist didnt intend to get out there, or what have you. Thats why i hope all the things people think might be hints, (prior to the video) turn out to be nothing. because i like to be surprised. it’s fun. partial surprises are not as fun as actual surprises. i only wanna know what taylor wants me to know bc thats how she wanted it to be. #nohackingplease
It’s officially past midnight where I am, so… today’s the day! Zachary – you and I haven’t known each other for a super long time, but in the time we have known each other, I already consider you to be one of my very favorite people – my weird uncle. You are, perhaps unfortunately, forever linked into my life. Your writing, your giving spirit, and your humor are only a few of the reasons I feel blessed to know you – I wouldn’t have time to list it all. Thank you for being such a great friend to me! I hope your birthday is absolutely amazing.
I cannot offer much – but I “learned” ( you’ll understand why that’s in quotation marks after you listen to it ) one of the songs on the playlist you made me. I’m not a pro at playing ukulele – in fact… I… don’t really know how to play at all, and I totally prioritized emotion over sounding good… but here we are. It’s not perfect (Jesus, not… at all… ), but I wanted to do it live, it exists, and is just a baby symbol of my love for you!!
Thank you for the post about the concert, It really helped :) Im going to the one in Birmingham and I wasn't sure how things would be organised for the VIPS. Do you have any advice haha? Like what songs I should def record? (besides untitled haha Ive seen that, hard not to :P ) I havent looked at the fan cams as I want to experience it first hand when I go :)
You’re very welcome!!! I have been meaning to finish the rest of my fan cams … 😅 Sorry everyone. Um are you doing seats or VIP/standing? Message me and I can try and give you more specific advice!
If you have seats you don’t have to worry about much except getting there on time. You could get there a little bit earlier to purchase any merch since some of it does go really fast? Like lightsticks!! Make sure you check more than one stand because the ones off to the side can have it in stock while others don’t.
Um in standing/general wise-
Prepare to wait A LOT. if you want to have a good spot, you’ll have to wait for a long time.
Most venues won’t allow outside food or drinks but while you’re waiting outside bring some water and food that you’ll know you’ll end up throwing away before you enter the venue. (Don’t bring popcorn / pb&j sandwich like I did, don’t bring food that will make you more thirsty HAHA)
STAY HYDRATED. Don’t go to the concert on an empty stomach, you’re going to have a bad time if you’re starving and also dehydrated and packed in with sweaty people. Go to the bathroom before they start letting everyone into soundcheck/venue because once you get your spot, you won’t be moving.
Wear comfortable shoes, because you’ll be standing a lot and might get stepped on so avoid flipflops if possible
Double check venue rules before you go. See what time you can START lining up not what time they’re allowing people in. BC people will be there before the start time for the good spots. (Example, line up for Chicago was 11am and I showed up at 10am and I was #29)
Make friends with the people around you in line, they can help save your spot to take water/bathroom/merch breaks! Also you guys can share pictures and videos you get from the concert! I’ve met a lot of nice people from these concerts so going alone doesn’t bother me at all.
Songs you want to record…?
Your favorites! But only pick a few because you’re there to watch him LIVE and not through the screen like any other day! My situation was a bit different since I was front row, I had my camera hand perched? on the barricade wall to have some type of steadyness. Because even if you can’t tell from my fan cams I was definitely waving my BB lightstick like a madwoman on top of singing embarrassingly
I wouldn’t record any of the pre-recorded videos… You’ll know what I mean. There are a ton uploaded online so it won’t be your last time seeing it. HOWEVER- I did record the end part of this segment because every crowd has started chanting his name afterwards and its such an experience to hear it.
I would record his one and only talk definitely.
Wow this turned out longer than I thought. But this is all I could think of so far! I don’t know where you’re located in the venue - sitting/standing/vip. So here is the general idea… I hope it helps…
Last few words -
If you are recording, don’t be afraid to talk/scream/sing during it!! Going to concerts and recording everything may have some positives but it also has many negatives, because after the concert you start reminiscing that you wish you were more “in the moment”?
Let it all soak in that you’re seeing HIM and in the same building as him and he’s performing these songs you love live to you and you’re with so many other VIPs enjoying themselves.
Ignore the people who look like they’re having a bad time or look like they’re not having fun. Don’t let those people ruin your experience.
HAVE FUN!!! This is not just any ordinary concert, it is an experience to make memories with. This concert concept is more about connecting with Kwon Jiyong and his fans - its a very emotional. More than just a show.
Also don’t be mad if it isn’t starting on time and things are going late? Every show/soundcheck has started late so don’t get too angry. He will perform for you.
DON’T COMPARE YOUR SHOW WITH OTHERS HE’S DONE. It will make you bitter that you didn’t get this or that but you’ll completely skip the fact that you should appreciate all the good things that came from the concert aka seeing the King of all of Kpop
Thank you for tagging me! Here’s some random stuff about me!
Nicknames: Birdie, Manda Panda (I’m trying to get people to call me Prolix for my ao3 name, but people prefer Birdie haha, so go ahead!)
Star sign: Taurus
MBTI type: INTP
Height: 5′ 2′‘
Birthday: May 11
Favorite bands: Coldplay is the all time favorite, U2, The Smiths, The Temper Trap, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Paramore… etc
Favorite solo artist: I’m not really sure!
Song stuck in my head: Nothing (yet. give it some time) – actually Africa by Toto just came to my head (again)
Last movie I watched: The Girl with all the Gifts – although, I was only half watching it because of the next answer –
Last show I watched: Haikyuu!! (my sibling and I are re-binging season 1)
Other blogs: This was supposed to be my other blog! But now I use it more than my previous main haha, I’m terrible
When I created my blog: I think I created this blog about a year ago? 2016
What I post about: Haikyuu!!, BNHA, YOI, Voltron Legendary Defender, some happy and positive stuff! Anything that really grabs my interest at the moment! And a lot of penguins and soft things – oh and my writing!
Last thing I googled: INTP meaning – I’ve taken the test before but couldn’t remember which one I was or what it had meant lol
Following: ok ok! I follow a lot of blogs for multiple reasons, the count has become so big: 769
Followers: 118 lovely bunches! I think I only have maybe 5 or so of the porn blogs, but my followers are pretty swanky!~
Favorite colour: Blue! (like a teal or a turqoise color) and soft pinks!
Average hours of sleep: oh god… Haha! You know what! Let’s just go with 6 or 7, that sounds normal!
Lucky number: 42
What I’m wearing: gray shirt, colorful shorts, and some long BB-8 socks!
How many blankets I sleep with: One, usually! Then about 2 or 3 in the winter
Dream jobs: Published author or even an English teacher when I’m older. Travel writer sounds nice too, and I’m working toward Psychologist
Dream trip: I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland, actually! (But Amsterdam and New Zealand are close 2nds)
do you have ADHD? are you easily distracted? do you daydream constantly abt everything and anything? when you hear the words “you might fall asleep” in a post abt meditation, do you sigh and roll your eyes?
if you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this is the post for you!!
as someone who has type one ADHD and a crazy imaginative mind, I haven’t seen a single Intro To Meditation post that pertains to me. they’re always abt tips for visualization, or tips for not falling asleep within 5 minutes. I have insomnia you guys, I ain’t gonna be asleep in any less than 2 hours smh
without further rambling, here’s some tips and tricks for people who just can’t fucking meditate
1) listen to some goddamn music. preferably stuff you’ve listened to many times before, songs you have basically memorized so you don’t get distracted by how unique this new sound is, or how cool that voice was right there. listen to your favorites!! listen to songs in foreign languages, so you aren’t focused on the words but more the feeling they give. blast that shit through your most comfortable earbuds, tune everything else out
2) don’t sit outside. trust me. too many extra sensory bits and shit that you just don’t need rn. miss me with that wind and bugs and prickly grass.
3) tired of the “visualize a door” method? visualize yourself dancing! find one good dance song that you’ll only use when trying to meditate, and choreograph your own little routine! imagine urself dancing outside on a chilly autumn day- the air smells crisp and the leaves crack and almost hurt beneath your feet and every once in a while your arms hit a twig or branch. imagine it’s spring and there’s cold dew on the soft new grass and the sun is making your bare arms tingly, a warm breeze tugs at your hair and clothes. get creative! the hardest part is imagining yourself *in* your body, looking out, instead of watching urself dance like it’s a movie.
4) sit in the car!! oh my god!! do this!! the passenger seat of the car opens a world of possibilities, and you probably won’t even have to close your eyes because damn, look at you, you’re already off daydreaming abt god knows what and completely ignoring everything around you!! if cars are good for anything, it’s daydreaming. now all you gotta do is figure out how to switch your daydreaming off and turn meditating on.
5) school age witch? meditate in the morning on the bus. if you trust the other kids riding with you enough, do it on the way home too (warning: may suddenly find urself interrupted by flying paper balls or gross laughing. this is why we meditate in the mornings when everyone’s half asleep still)
6) it’s okay if a stray thought drifts in every once in a while, so don’t get upset over it.
7) your leg bouncing? scalp itch? eye twitching? keep bouncing it! scratch your head! rub your eyes!! trying to ignore these things will take more effort than it will to just take care of them. make sure youre comfortable
8) extending on that point, if you find your overall position uncomfortable, just move dude. it’s okay, just cause you aren’t laying with ur arms at ur sides and legs perfectly straight doesn’t mean you won’t get some meaningful meditation in
I was hoping to get 10 points but I’m suddenly lacking motivation and getting bored with typing this. guess that’s the proof for you that I have ADHD? I hope these help! feel free to add on your own tips for meditation! and like always, don’t beat urself up if nothing seems to be helping. I’ve been trying for three years and I still struggle very much to meditate, and be confident that what I’m seeing isn’t just my Wild Wild imagination, and is instead the astral or whatever else I’m looking for. take your time, and good luck! ✨🌊🥀
i just.. . can’t get over sign of the times. there is so much feeling in it - hope, desperation, strength, vulnerability, pain, love, bravery - and all of it is so palpable, i feel like i can taste it in the air while the song’s playing. he pulls you in at the very first note and tangles you into his soul with every note after that. the energy in his voice just. it washes over you, wave after wave, like an ocean of electricity and emotion.
When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain(public transport train in British Columbia) and ride it as far as it would go. I reached the end of the line in less then an hour, and decided I wanted to ride it all the way back again, while trying to formulate some kind of plan of how I wanted to live the rest of my life without my parents or anyone. At the last stop, or the first stop depending on your perspective of it, a girl came on and sat in the row right behind me. I didnt pay much attention to her at first, as I was busy writing my life plan on a napkin. It was a few minutes later that she got up and came sat next to me, curious as to what I was writing. I told her the story, and after a few laughs, we began talking about everything and anything. Her name was Amanda, 17 years old, and absolutely wonderful. She told me she was getting off at the last stop, which was also the first stop, depending on how you look at it. It was also the stop I had gotten on originally, and I told her we would ride to it together. The train ride took less then an hour, and what a wonderful hour indeed.
When the last stop did come, we both knew we probably wouldnt see each other ever again(this was before the days of cellphones, and I was a shy little kid afraid to make moves). As we got to the end of the sidewalk which split in two different directions, she went right and I went left. Before saying goodbye she turned to me and asked me a question that has become a wonderful part of my life; she asked me, “Tell me something you have done, or want to do, that you think I should do? It can be anything, as challenging as you want it to be, or as easy. As long as you give me the rest of my life to complete it, I promise I will do it..” I was confused as to why, but I thought about it, and told her, “Sing a song acapella in a room full of strangers.” She said perfect and asked me if I would like a challenge as well. I told her I did, and she told me, “read, from start to finish, “Ulysses” by James Joyce.” I had never heard of it at the time, but I agreed, and we said our goodbyes.
I have a awful memory, and cant remember most conversations I have with most people. But I remember all of that clearly. You know why? Because of the challenge she gave me. In the 12 years that have past since, I have tried to read that book in over 150 different sittings. Everytime I open my copy of the 780 page monster of a book, I always think of her, and I always think of that day. Ive never been sure if it was her intent or not, but she left her lasting memory on me with that challenge. I soon after learned what she did, was a completey wonderful and amazing thing for me. So I decided to keep it going. Ive met a lot of strangers in my life; some that have become friends, and some, due to living in different time zones and whatnot, didnt. I dont want to just have experiences and then let them go. I want to remember these meetings, and embrace the fact that they happened. So whenever I leave someone who has left an amazing impact of my life, I always make sure to add them to my Ulysses Bucket List. I ask them to give me a challenge, as difficult or as easy as they want it to be, and regardless of the fact that they have done it or not; simply something their heart has had wanted to do.
Some have been easy and fun; I met a man in India 9 years ago who told me to, for a week or a month, cook/buy twice as much food as I intend on eating, and give the other half to a stranger in need. I completed that mission 8 years ago, and thought about that man and the time we had all the way through. I met a girl on a cruise 6 years ago, who told me to jump into a body of water on a slightly cold day, without touching or feeling the temperature of the water first. I did that the very same year. I met a couple at an outdoor music festival a few years ago that told me to wear the most bizarre outfit imaginable and walk through a public place, completely oblivious to the fact that you arent looking normal. I did that task the very next day, at the same festival. Some have been difficult, to say the least: three guys I met in Amsterdam and smoked all night with, told me to go to a mall and give 10 strangers 10 presents. That one took a lot of courage, but I did it a year or so after I met them. It was nerve racking, but at the same time exhilerating leaving my comfort zone. A girl I met on a plane told me to sky dive; Im still in the process of getting that done. A couple I met in Cali on the beach told me to tell the 5 people I hated the most, that I love them and respect them. That one was very difficult because of my stubborness, but ive come close to completing that list many a times(still in the process, 2 more people to go).
And some things, have had an everlasting impact on my daily life. I met a girl at a music festival, who told me that whenever I get mad at someone, walk away, sing my happy song in my head for 5 minutes, go back to the person im mad at with a clam heart and mind, and work things out. Ive made this my way of life. I once met a man at a gym in a hotel I was staying at, that told me “whenever your body and brain tells your that you are exhausted and done…use your heart instead and push out 2 more reps.” Ive made this my motto when working out or working on any kind of extrenuating exercise in which my body demands me to quit. I also use it while working on anything, and while studying. One of the best pieces of advice ive ever received.
There are many others that each brought joy to my life. There are still many tasks I have yet to accomplish, and everytime I think of these tasks, I think of the people that gave them to me. It amazes me how well I remember all these people, while I cant remember so many aspects of even yesterday. These experiences, not only do I take from them a “mission” or a “challenge”, I also take from them a memory of them that never fails to appear inside of my mind. I opened my Ulysses book for probably the 300th time yesterday, and read a few pages, which prompted me to share this story with you today. Im in the final 30 pages of the book, also known as the most dreaded of the read(in the last 40 pages or so, James Joyce doesnt use a single punctuation mark; no periods, no commas, no nothing; a straight 50 page run-on sentence).
I never saw Amanda after that day, nor do I know if she ever did get a chance to sing a song to a room full of strangers. But what I do know, is that she gave me a gift that has never once stopped giving. So wherever you may be, thank you for giving me the Ulysses Bucket List. And I swear i’ll finish it one day. My life advice? Simple: Create your own Ulysses bucket list.
That music is the reason so many kids your age are so sad all of the time.
That music is the reason half of those "sad kids" are still alive. Do you even listen to the lyrics? Do you really listen to a song and judge it so heavily by how it sounds? So what if there is heavy guitar and a bit of screaming. The kids that listen to the music usually know the words that the band is singing. Music gives kids courage to get through the day some times and you are just going to trash talk a whole genre because you think it's saying bad things. Just because it sounds angry to you doesn't mean it doesn't hold a good message. Don't down talk certain music just because you don't understand it.