i’ve been looking for a salt cellar spoon for a while (not for me; as a gift — my pal jenny gave me a beautiful cellar-and-moon spoon set for christmas last year!!) and this gorgeous spoon by spicewildflowers may be just what i need! love the texture. it’s the same as the dotty teardrop crystal (or ring) dish too — doesn’t it look a little like a ouija planchette?! both are SO RAD.
Summary:He is the definition of high class smart ass, swimming in Dom Pierre Pérignon champagne and has never seen the shadow of poverty. She is underprivileged, lives in a messy dorm room on sale and struggles working as an assistant after being thrown out of college. But how will they collide when Luke makes Y/N pregnant after a drunkenly one night stand?
“When I see spoons, I think that I have to live fully. Even if things get hard and I get exhausted, I think [to myself] that a spoon of rice can become different with a side dish, so I live life to the fullest.. To be honest, as a celebrity, I am often under the spotlight, and some people might think that I was born with a golden spoon. Looking back at my middle school and high school days, I wonder if I had been born with a crap spoon.. My family conditions were not that good. I have been the breadwinner for 13 years since debut. When I was young, I resented my parents a lot, thinking, ‘Why could I not have been born to a richer or happier family?’ But as time passed, when I look back and think about it, it was that kind of situation that made me the strong person I am today. When we read books or biographies of great people, [we see that] none of them are from rich or happy families. It’s always people who encounter hardships that create a new era and become heroes. Because of this, I have hope that I too can become a small hero, and so, to our university students and high school students who are struggling, it would be great if you become small heroes too.”– Leeteuk
Baz and Simon meet in a community center art class and become fast enemies; much to the chagrin of their matchmaking therapist. Over the next few months tensions escalate, paint is thrown, coffee is had, and the two of them learn that there’s more to life than just doing what’s expected of you
(I told you all a lot of headcanons would be happening tonight…(to be fair it was in the tags of the last post…) but anyway here is some more klance because haha, I flipping love them crap! Anyway I hope these are good!)
.When they first return to Earth Lance obviously sees his family.
.Many tears and joy and just everything good on so many levels!
.Eventually Lance introduces Keith (they had been dating for awhile now in space as well as on Earth)
.Everyone is so welcoming and kind to him it is quite sweet!
.The littler siblings ask SO many questions!
.It is pretty adorable though!
.The older siblings ask less…
.Again everyone is very welcoming and kind!
.Lance on Earth as well is constantly pointing out that him and Keith are dating and it is an ongoing joke with his family now…
.They eventually move in together and THEY GET A BEANBAG!
.By Keith’s request…
.He had always wanted a bean bag and he finally got one!
.It was even red how cute.
.However…due to Lance always sitting in it and stealing it Keith got him a blue one as well so they have matching bean bags.
.THEY HAVE TWO BEANBAGS
.Neither of them can cook unfortunately…so takeout is a common occurrence…
.However Lance is trying to learn!
.(he doesn’t admit that he had the chance to learn how to cook form his family…but he wasn’t interested at all…)
.This proved bad for his younger siblings…
.But anyway he is learning!
.And Lance’s discovery of how much Keith loves reality TV is amazing and funny yet also horrifying…
.The real housewives of basically anywhere is a giant one…
.Like Keith will go on rants about how someone did this, or someone did that…
.While also saying that he doesn’t really care about It and that it is ‘so bad that it’s good’
.Sure thing Keith, sure thing.
They also go to the beach a lot!
.Lance loves it and Keith loves Lance so…
.They will often also get icecream which is nice!
.Lance always gets Mango and vanilla (strange combination but ya'know it works!)
.And Keith will always get mint and strawberry (again another strange combo but it tastes good)
.I am going to say that one time they take a trip to Australia and get cold rock because it is amazing! (Trust me if you haven’t had it you need to cold rock is SO good!)
.And with cold rock they always both get gummy bears…with everything it is mutual the gummy bears are the best!
.Another things that they have a lot are bath bombs (thanks to Lance!)
.Keith was…very skeptical of first of them but now they are amazing!
.And all the different types and they look so nice and smell so nice!
.The relaxation of not having to save the universe is nice…
.They also eventually get a dog!
.A golden Retriever called spoon!
.(Seriously don’t ask why it is called spoon…)
.But spoon is a very good dog!
.the end…I guess…
this is the reason why i hurried to open tumblr this morning ngl adjfjkd
- BREAKFAST IN BED - actually, scratch that… waffles in bed!! for breakfast. every morning. - as we all know (since it is an actual fact) nina LOVES waffles but i headcanon her as a lousy cook so it’s always inej who does all the cooking/baking - nina opens a crystal shop that slowly but steadily turns into a psychic/know your future kind of booth and at first nina considers herself a bullshit artist bc she doesn’t actually have to SEE anything - some things are written on people’s forehead without her even trying and she can always recognize a brokenhearted client or someone who’s had a recent loss or someone who just needs to hear smth good and positive and she doesn’t need to ask the universe to know this - but then inej suggests that, since nina can literally raise the dead, maybe she can use that to help people and like… actually give them an opportunity to say goodbye without turning this into a b-class horror movie or even just reassure them that their loved ones are okay and they’ve found peace - nina literally?? can’t stop?? saying?? inej’s her gf?? usually TO inej lmao - like everytime inej does smth even remotely amazing like, you know… breathing, nina’s like ‘wow look at my girlfriend. that is my GIRLFRIEND right there!! my girlfriend who isn’t just a friend who’s a girl. my girlfriend as in, i sleep with this celestial being wOW good job @ nina look at youR GIRLFRIEND) - inej likes to be practical both in her appearance and daily life but nina likes to be VERY extra: golden spoons mixed with 1$ napkins and dior purses next to a shopping bag that’s so ratty and old it basically looks like a ripped dirt brown hankie just dangling from her shoulder - nina buys things for inej ALL THE TIME and it’s usually fancy snacks and pastries but sometimes she buys symbolic necklaces or frames old pictures of them or/and the rest of the crow squad bc inej is too busy to spend time (and money) for such small and unnecessary luxuries - i kinda see inej living a double life that REALLY fits her personality so maybe she could be a social worker and activist for women’s rights during the day (heck she probably has her own center to help poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, poc women, bullied women, abused women, trans women, mistreated sex-workers!!!!!, mentally ill women etc. etc.) and a vigilante during the night so she basically lurks in the shadows and beats up bad people who want to hurt other people (especially women, especially women who can’t or don’t know how to defend themselves) - oh my god just imagine ninej AT THE BEACH. they’re on their traditional june vacation and nina ROCKS THE FUCK out of her bikini bottoms and two-piece swimsuits and forgets about the existence of bras, period - nina’s loud and out there where inej’s composed and put together but honestly that only makes them greater - some insecure ass airhead ass dumbass calls nina “fat” in a mean, hurtful way and nina barely even gets up from her spot bc it honestly doesn’t faze her and inej seems very proud of how mature nina is, how confident, how Amazing - …. 5 minutes later, inej “went to get ice-cream” and there’s a man shrieking in the distance about someone sparing his hairy ass and yes OF COURSE he’s sorry, and yes he’ll NEVER call anyone fat ever again, he PROMISES - nina incorporates some pastels into inej’s wardrobe bc they look SO good on her - they probably get matching tshirts and necklaces - they DEFINITELY have at least two cats and one dog that’s basically raised by the cats so it lowkey behaves as one - just bc they’re in a steady relationship doesn’t mean they can’t go out on dates like they did when they were first crushing on each other - coffee dates!! movie dates, chill stay in dates with greasy boxes of takeout and a cheesy romcom playing in the background while they recreate that lady and the tramp noodle kiss - hickeys!! everywhere!! hidden love bites on inej’s thighs and scratchmarks on nina’s back - painting each other’s nails and homemade cookies - karaoke!! spice girls!! destiny’s child!! GIRL GROUPS and dance battles and high-pitched giggles when inej FINALLY finds nina’s secret ticklish spot - reruns of antm where nina makes a mental list of the times tyra Put A Rude Contestant In Their Place and inej’s just like ‘wow how do they even WALK in those’
summary: in which you fall in love with a prince that has already fallen for someone else.
word count: 1,465
warnings: swearing, mentions of sex (no smut tho u nasties)
author’s note: track the tag crowns ft calum for updates!!
Calum Hood was one of your suitors. At least, that’s what his mother had said. Calum was another story, he didn’t seem too happy about being kind of forced to suit you. Yes, he thought you were attractive, but he had his eyes on a completely different person, someone whom his parents greatly disapprove of, and that pissed him off more than anything. If there’s one thing Calum knew about himself, it’s that he didn’t express his feelings very well through oral sentences, he’d rather stay quiet and let his passive aggressiveness show on his beautifully defined face.
You were finally alone. The Castle gardens weren’t a proper escape, but for the meantime, you’d be free of a certain Prince’s tantrums and Taekwoon’s overprotective gaze. You’d snuck away during breakfast, the men busied by your father’s dull conversation.
The castle gardens were beautiful. Marble fountains with water that glittered in the early morning sunshine. The sunshine always made the garden seem that much more lovely. Fragrant, vibrant and delicate flowers sprouted in hedge mazes and flowerbeds, swaying gently in the breeze. Trees of flowers and fruits shaded stone benches and small table settings. It truly was serene. As much as you hated the castle and its constricting walls, you did love the garden. It was your happiness within your prison cell.
You paced forward, fingertips skimming delicately along the flower petals of the hedge mazes. This was what you needed, some fresh air, an escape from your horrid future husband. Well, proposed future husband. You’d not let yourself be married off to such a man so easily.
After four years she left for no good reason, took everything and now her life is falling to pieces.
(warning: long story)
I dated a girl for about four years, lets call her Brandy. We were best friends before we dated, then we dated for about four years. She was awesome. I loved her very dearly. As far as I knew we were awesome together and great as friends and as lovers. We rarely ever fought. We got along great. We got engaged and had plans to get married. As far as I knew everything was perfect. In fact, I still doubt I will ever find another partner that I am THAT compatible with.
I spoiled her too. Maybe that was my biggest fault. I always let her go shopping whenever wherever she wanted, I kept her fed from a golden spoon and wrapped in the finest linens. Even if she didn’t ask, I typically enjoyed spoiling her. That’s just how I am.
She had recently gotten a part time job as a funeral directors assistant, paying $10 an hour, and I had subsequently gotten her a new cellphone line for her as a work line, as a celebratory gesture, because she had been wanting a Note 5 and wasn’t due for an upgrade. she said she would pay for the balance on the old phone with her first check.
A/N: I see a lot of new kpop fangirls, i mean that’s normal the hallyu wave is spreading, but there is a lot that they do not understand. So I thought I’d make this list so you guys can understand just what conditions your favourite kpop idols work in.
The way kpop entertainment industries work, comes from a very prominent and successful Japanese marketing strategy.
The easiest way to explain it would be artist education and distribution. That’s what they do. Basically they recruit artists, invest in their education (both academic and musical) and then distribute artists to those companies and events that require them - includes making albums, events, concerts and fansigns, endorsements too.
On paper this looks like a very clean execution of a plan that aims to uplift the artist. Lol. There is a huge integral part of this plan which eventually puts the artist’s life and integrity at danger - the investment.
When a company invests in an artist, it includes everything from their training, their clothing, the guidance of instructors and managers, their staff, their training in special things such a martial arts or ballet, and even the transport to and from events.
This doesn’t look like much but if you consider it, the artist is already in debt before they debut or even if they don’t debut.
There are contracts that are signed with minors mostly (because most of the korean artists become trainess when they are minors) so it’s the parents that sign the contract literally stating that they will pay off the debt when they become famous or pay a compensation if they wanna break the contract.
Consider this. A minor gets into a contract and lives with the trainee allowance that the company gives, in a small dorm with all other trainees. They have to also keep an eye on what they eat because they get monitored every other week or so (where they are asked to check weight, height and appearance and even take sample photoshoots to understand their best angle) but if you’re a teen away from home and constantly broke how are you going to eat healthy and a lot? you won’t.
ONLY VERY FEW TRAINEES EVENTUALLY DEBUT. There are a lot of people who never debut or leave the company. Those that debut have it even more tough because now their debt is going to increase because of all the music they produce, the shows they get on and even the clothes and photoshoots they have to do.
HOW THEY EARN: artists earn by becoming an employee of the company they work with so a songwriter or a composer or a producer reduces the debt by earning the salary of a songrwriter/composer/producer. Or they do advertisments or dramas or films or take up other business endorsements. This is how they earn
If you’re in a group, the money goes to resolving the debt of the GROUP not individual. That’s why in a group they have designated people for advertisments (suzy from Miss A) or drama (N and Hongbin of VIXX) or musicals (Ken and Leo of ViXX) or writing/composing/producing (Rap Monster and Suga of BTS). This may not be the case for every company.
The korean music industry runs by season. So there are a minimum of 2 comebacks for a group in a year. But nobody ever sticks to that. Every group usually puts out 2 albums in a year and an EP, or 3 EPs. They manage to have a comeback atleast thrice in a year. This may also include overseas activity like a japan/china/thai area comeback.
Because the amount of music they have to put out is a lot, they are also in immense pressure. Your oppa looks tired and thin because they are under pressure to put out better work without copying anyone else’s music.
All of this, we have talked about the artist. But in this industry my loves, the artist themselves gets very little say. It’s the president, management and the producers of an industry which decide the type of music an artist will do or a group will do and they do so for years. Your oppa or unnie don’t get a lot of say. The company decides their music, a composer will make them their music, the coordi noonas will decide which program they get on, the stylist decides what clothes they will wear.
Do you realise how little control the person has in their life? Remember that they are in debt too. All of this, because they became famous.
And you might question, why do parents send their kids to become idols if this is how they live.
because they are famous and most often rich because they’re known
BECAUSE ‘THEY BECOME FAMOUS’ IS A VERY GOOD REASON TO TRUDGE THROUGH THIS LIFE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN POOR
background check your oppas and you will realise that the conditions they’ve had to live in before they chose to pursue music, weren’t very nice. They all come into this industry because this is only way to make money and eat and live while doing something they love
even if it means living the way they do.
DISCLAIMER: Whatever I’ve written may or may not apply to all industries. I’ve only mentioned those things that I’ve found out during my research and I thought it was important to acknowledge these artists because they’re not always living life with a golden spoon. Please forgive me if I have hurt or mislead or disrespected anyone. I will retract my statements if they are proven to be untrue.
he’s been raised on silver spoons and golden thrones and full length windows that show the stars.
he’s told to be like one of them.
“you must be bright; you must burn so bright. but you must also be cold- colder- than ice. you are a prince, my darling. and you will be the king.” his mother smiles at him, cups his cheek with one elegant hand.
in less than a week, she’s dead.
he’s followed his mother’s advice to the letter.
it’s all he can do. he’s a marble statue, with perfect alabaster skin and perfect posture and perfect manners. he never has a hair out of place.
and he is so, so cold.
his manservant tells him he’ll find a queen to marry one day.
he’s ten, probably, and preparing for a royal wedding.
“you’ll be having one of those soon enough, sire.”
“a wedding, my prince. when you’re old enough, you’ll find yourself a wife and rule the kingdom together- king and queen.”
baz considers this. “must it be a queen?”
the manservant sneaks a quick look at baz, and there’s pity in his eyes. “yes, master, it must be.”
baz is disappointed. “i see.”
he’s brilliant, a prodigy.
he learns latin and french and italian and he’s soon challenging his tutors.
just like his mother before him.
he hopes she’d be proud.
he’s as pale as snow, contrasting starkly against the dark tunics he’s prone to wearing.
his hair falls around his face like an inky curtain, and his subjects swoon over him.
he never gives them a second look.
“you must also be cold- colder- than ice. you are a prince, my darling. and you will be the king.
“but one day you will find someone who will melt all your walls down. that’s how you’ll know.”
“know what, mother?”
she smiles and leans close, like she’s telling a secret. “they’re the one that’s made into your heart. we pitches don’t love easily, but we love forever.” she kisses his cheek.
"Could you move cause I’d much rather grab my shit than stare at you like we’re in the fucking office.“ The bitter tone from charming features, this boy of reddish hair, cherry blossom lips doesn’t play nicely with newcomers but what golden spoon baby did? It’s the lifted brow, followed by the impolite gesture of slight shoving, which indicates a rather salty personality.