he really has no idea what it does to me

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

“If you’re working on something important, you’ll never feel ready. A side effect of doing challenging work is that you’re pulled by excitement and pushed by confusion at the same time.” – James Clear

The Start-Up Guy is well underway. I have been working with several businesses, including a very exciting Johannesburg-based business which is launching in the next two months. I am so honoured that they used and continue to use my services.  

I’ve noticed a common trait amongst all the guys and girls I’ve been working with recently, and I thought it might be useful to share because I think many other people are experiencing the same thing.

Almost all entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing and it’s perfectly okay. In fact, I don’t know of a single one who, at the outset, knew exactly what they needed to do and when to do it. Before your mind does that thing where it jumps to conclusions, let me explain.

A start-up is an experiment, a matter of trial and error. No one can be fully certain about the route it will take. At best, one can have a firm idea of the intended outcome, but whether that transpires is all dependent on the market’s response to your idea (and who really knows what that’ll be? Right?).

Sir Richard Branson has one of the most interesting entrepreneurial stories, for me, because he started many of his companies largely by mistake. He dropped out of school to continue a magazine business he had no idea was going to sustain him. As a way to grow his magazine sales, he started distributing music records made by unknown artists to his readers, and so began the journey of Virgin Records. He started Virgin Airlines after he was delayed by his flight facing maintenance issues before take-off. This guy is the epitome of just getting on with it. This guy is also worth $5 Billion today!

As an entrepreneur and business owner you have to embrace the learning process and continuously learn (by doing). Learn your market, learn your business, and continuously adapt your learnings to suit your market as you go. The entrepreneurs who embrace the learning process and respond to unexpected events in real time are often the ones who do very well.

Without babbling on for too long, the moral of the story is that not knowing what to do is not a good enough reason to not start your business. Passion and a basic idea is enough. Even if you are physically incapable of carrying out certain tasks, outsourcing skills is a thing (like helluurrr, this is why people like me are here). It is no mistake that one of the single most important traits that investors look for in entrepreneurs is passion, especially in the very early stages of a start-up. Not “intelligence.” Not qualifications. Passion (synonymous with commitment/dedication in this regard). A founder who is not passionate about what they are doing will give up when they face the inevitable hurdles of starting a business. Passion is the fuel by which a project goes from start-up to a fully-fledged business.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you can go and start the next big business with the technical skills of a toddler. I am merely saying that, within reason, you can start a business without the technical know-how, as long as you have the dedication to follow through with the necessary steps. In doing so, be realistic, tread carefully and always consult a professional when you’re thinking about making an expensive decision.

If whilst reading this article you had a certain project or idea in mind, maybe it’s time to pursue it with everything you have. Why aren’t you? That was not a rhetorical question. Like Richard Branson famously said, “screw it. Just get on and do it.” If you are really struggling with how to conceptualise or begin your business, consult me and we can find a solution together. 

Once again, thank you for reading.

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anonymous asked:

you said you had a lot planned for the 'shiro dad adopts cat boy au'? like headcanons And stuff? that au gives melife... so.. could I hear some? please? :D

Sure!! I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to draw stuff for it so heres a few things I had planned for it :-)

1. Keith was (accidentally?) brought back on a mission and it wasn’t long before Shiro caught wind around the Garrison of the little Galra boy that no one was exactly sure what to do with. When he saw the tiny scared kid behind the glass of the examination room he saw Keith for exactly what he was, just a tiny scared kid, and he convinced the lead as to why it would be in everyones best interest if Keith could come home with him and be raised, then study at the Garrison later on. He did believe in what he was saying, but in all honesty his heart just sank for the boy, and he couldn’t bear to leave him trapped alone in a sterile white room while people of questionable concern decided his fate. 

Keith takes awhile to warm up to Shiro, but Shiro doesn’t give up on him. A few weeks later Shiro brings Keith back for a check up and Keith throws a temper tantrum with a force Shiro has never witnessed before, but he does everything he can to reassure him that he’s not going anywhere, he still gets to come home with him. Keith clings with a vice grip to Shiro’s shirt the ENTIRE time, and after the poor baby’s long day, he falls asleep on Shiro on the ride home. Watching Keith relaxed on him, with his little chest gently rising and falling, Shiro realizes just how much he loves this kid.

And now Shiro is not only newly thrust into single fatherhood, but with a purple alien baby none the less. And unfortunately for him, theres no wikihows on how to raise Galra kids. 

2. Keith chews on things to self-soothe. Just about everything he can get his mouth on, but his chewing objects of choice are usually Shiro’s shirts. Poor Shiro’s wallet has taken a hit because of it, as new tiny holes seem to appear on all of his t-shirts every time he does laundry.

3. They sleep on the same futon! Because its cute, and Keith very attached to Shiro

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Listen. LISTEN. I don’t know if this moment was actually in the script or if Harry and Matt improvised it (it reminds me of that iconic moment when Magnus holds a finger in front of Alec’s mouth so he doesn’t start rambling?) BUT I love Alec. Magnus is freaking trying to feed him and what does this boy do????? He takes the food right from the fork with his fingers????? He’s so awkward and you have no idea how much I relate to this stupid little thing. I could talk all day long about how many times I’ve seen myself in Alec in this kind of situations and it’s amazing to see some real awkwardness and weird interactions because that’s an actual thing.

Since I caused so much angst recently, please accept this to make up for some of your tears:

Steve notices Tony staring at him. He thinks he’s got food on his face, so he wipes it. Tony’s still staring. “Did I get it?” “Get what,” Tony says, and then blushes and squawks and flees the room.

But Tony keeps staring. He just gets sneakier about it. Steve is concerned. When he was little his face had been kind of dorky. He’d thought he’d turned out kind of handsome after the serum. “What’s wrong with my face?” he asks Natasha, a little hurt. “I don’t know but it’s killing me,” Natasha says, and then laughs, and Steve really should have expected that because Natasha is a giant nerd. “I mean why does Tony keep staring at it?” “Oh. I don’t know, ask him,” Natasha says, and then turns back to defeating Thor and Clint at Mario Kart very soundly.

Steve has no idea how to ask Tony why he keeps staring at his face. Tony gets so embarrassed over the strangest things. Also he has a crush on Tony and what if Tony doesn’t think he’s attractive? He might not be able to cope.

Finally, though, they get together, and as they’re laying in bed one night, sharing chaste kisses and touches, Steve whispers, “Why do you keep staring at me?” because Tony hasn’t stopped, even though his gazes have taken on something tender and affectionate now.

“‘Cause you’ve got cute little freckles and I love them,” Tony answers, just sleepy and sated enough for honesty, and leans down to kiss several freckles before falling asleep on Steve’s chest.

Steve grins up at the ceiling like a huge dope, blushing.

Victor Nikiforov Appreciation Post!!!

I just want to take a moment and talk about how much I love Victor Nikiforov and how he’s just such a refreshing character. I know everyone and their dog has done a post like this already but I’ve been crying over this lovable goof for months and this had been sitting in my drafts for too long now anyway and also I’m avoiding my textbooks AND THIS SORTA TURNED INTO A CHARACTER ANALYSIS I’M SORRY.

So as far back as the PV, there were assumptions flying around that Victor would end up being an antagonist of some sort. That either he was using Yuuri for his own gain, or was just straight up evil. Laughable now, of course, but the reason those rumors were prevalent was because we see it so often. How easy was it to think that Victor was “helping” Yuuri only to further his own goals in the end? We’ve seen this common mentor-betrays-student trope before and it’s no wonder that early on fans were afraid of this even as the show progressed. And honestly? This would have made for some great drama—for Victor to turn out to not be such a nice guy and for him to eventually become someone Yuuri had to defeat in competition. However the show did not go down that route at all. It turns out that yeah, Victor is actually just a really nice guy who cares a great deal about Yuuri and the people around him. He doesn’t show up in Hasetsu with any evil ulterior motives—he just wants to get to know Yuuri and help him take his skating to the next level, and maybe find inspiration (and love) along the way.

Also how could a man with a heart-shaped smile be evil???

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Fake Chats #195
  • Jimin: do you think you're funny?
  • Seokjin: I know I'm funny. You wanna know how I know that?
  • Jimin: not really.
  • Seokjin: because you laugh! Ha!
  • Jimin:
  • Seokjin:
  • Jimin: *giggles*
  • Jungkook: hyung, seriously, that wasn't even remotely funny, couldn't you have held on to it?
  • Jimin: I don't to laugh! It's against my will.
  • Seokjin: doesn't take away from me being funny, though.
  • Jungkook: Yoongi-hyung doesn't think you're funny.
  • Seokjin: Yoongi in an evil little hedgehog and I don't care what he thinks.
  • Jimin: *giggles again*
  • Jungkook: hyung! I admit that the idea of Yoongi being a hedgehog is remotely funny, but still!
  • Seokjin: c'mon Kookie, embrace the dorkiness. Remember, I raised you on my back.
  • Jungkook: what does that have to do with anything?
  • Seokjin: you have my DNA. Bad jokes are in your genes.
  • Jungkook: you aren't actually related to me. I'm bad joke gene free.
  • Seokjin: young man, talk like that gets you blacklisted.
  • Jungkook: blacklisted from what?
  • Seokjin: Jimin.
  • Jungkook: that's crossing a line!
  • Jimin: *giggles*
Hey There, Delilah | 2


a/n: am i allowed to post 2 chapters of the same fic in the same day? within like an hour of each other? whatever the fuck. CUTE LEARNING DADDY!SHAWN YES FROM ME THX.

A few hours later, you’re in your kitchen making dinner when there’s an excessive banging at the door again. Déjà vu, you think to yourself, recalling the earlier knocking that led to a baby on your doorstep and having to tell an international pop sensation that yes, it in fact was his baby.

You walk towards the door to answer it, but it flies open anyways and Shawn walks in, holding a screaming Delilah in his arms.

“It won’t stop!” He yells over the crying, his hair a frazzled mess and some spit up staining the front of his shirt.

“Hello to you, too,” You reply, and make your way over to him and Delilah who are now standing in your living room. “What’s the matter?”

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10 reasons why I love (or just relate) to Lance:

1.       He’s Enthusiastic

Other appropriate qualifiers could have been “optimistic” or “hyperactive”. In any case, with Lance, a “hell yes!” is always somewhere around the corner. He has a can-do attitude, and despite his self-consciousness, doesn’t back away from challenges. He is a beacon of good attitude for everyone around him, and that is something to aspire to.

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anonymous asked:

I'm actually interested in the difference between Japanese Sonic/Amy and American Sonic/Amy. I know that Japanese is more pro in the games themselves and in marketing, but do you have specific examples? Also slightly off-topic, but do you think there is a reason why Sonic universes outside the games (Sonic Boom, Sonic X, the comics from time to time) are more liberal when it comes to Sonic/Amy moments? I have one or two ideas but I've never quite put my finger on it.

(Official SEGA Sonamy artwork: Sonic Advance 3 -that is meant to be funny lol-)

I’d be more than happy to oblige!

Much like the Anime Trope, these two fall into a rather old but still used one. Girl chases the main hero, main hero either is oblivious or doesn’t show any response to the affections.

SEGA has stated Sonic is ‘Shy’, since he can’t just ‘be oblivious’ to Amy’s open affections… nor can they state he’s ‘neutral’ when that could mean he’s ‘ignoring her’ which would go against Sonic’s natural good heart.

So it’s ‘ambiguous’. Verses- Neutral.


This does in fact differ when it comes to translations.


Sonic Adventure 2 Battle:

American: Amy, take care of yourself.

Japanese: Amy…. -long, dramatic pause- Take care of yourself..!

This scene suggests that Japanese Sonic actually paused to think about what to say to her, and also suggests that he felt it was ‘him who should take care of her’ which in Japanese, is very touching and borderlines romantic intent.

American Sonic sped this long pause up to where it was quick and more of a - Winky charm. Whereas, with Japanese, it was more tender and addressed specifically so that more emotion was conveyed. (Some would say at a deeper, more personal level that Sonic wouldn’t natural show anyway.)


Sonic Riders Zero Gravity:

American: Girls hate it when you rush them, Jet!

Japanese: Girls hate stubborn men!

This scene discreetly shows Sonic stepping up to defend Amy, but what’s interesting is that American Sonic is simply telling Jet to back off, whereas… Japanese Sonic is suggesting that Jet stop ‘flirting’ with her. ‘Stubborn men’ suggests that he won’t ease up his targeting her, and is mostly stated for when men are trying to win a girl over -negative connotation at times-. Japanese Sonic is being sarcastic for humor’s sake, but also warning and calling out Jet. Whereas, American Sonic is simply teasing and poking at Jet to turn his anger to himself instead of Amy. (Some, again, would argue the response technically means the same thing, but when you look at the two cultures, you’ll notice that ‘stubborn men’ is more addressed to men who won’t leave a woman alone. -cat callers end up getting beaten up by the main heroes?- In other-words, Japanese Sonic was acting more personally defensive with interceding Jet and Amy; whereas American Sonic was offensive in protecting her and directing Jet to himself for the fun of another race/rivalry.)


Sonic Generations: SEGA of Japan actually stated that Sonic putting his hand up to Amy’s face and pushing her away was out of character. (Something about Sonic not treating his friends like that? I’m sure in Japan, that kind of behavior is considered extremely rude…)


Sonic Adventure:

American: She’s so weird!

Japanese: Amy! Wa-wa-wait just a minute! Sheesh, guess I have no choice…

American Sonic is a bit ‘too cruel’ to most viewers in this scene, though it’s meant to come off as comical. However, in Japanese Sonic is more naturally surrendering to going after Amy’s lead, startled by her suddenly taking off into the park. (Far less harsh, if you ask me.)

Sonic Lost World:

American: Hey, Amy! Looks like springtime’s come early!

Japanese: Yo, Amy! Glad to see you’re okay.

Clearly, the difference is substantial. Japanese Sonic has a tender-care to his words as he addresses Amy, showing he remembers her last ‘farewell’ message and is relieved she’s alright. Whereas, American Sonic is going for the joke, being more peppy instead of relieved and commenting on the environment instead of her directly to her. (Some could say she reminded of him of spring… lol okay, I say that. But spring hints at things, okay!? lol)


There are plenty others, lol. But I don’t want to make this too long.

Overall, American Sonic in the Modern Games is much more ‘for the pun’ and ‘about images’ than Japanese Sonic, who still keeps up ‘face’ but also warmly encourages his friends and treats them respectfully. Most of the American Written games have been stated to be ‘out of character’ by SEGA officials.

America treats Sonamy much like they do their franchise, a meme or joke to be poked fun of. Whereas, with a much more refined atmosphere, Japan treats Sonamy as an endearing and lovely couple. Though both resign to say they can’t really see Sonic ever ‘settling down’ or really being focused on romance. And,… that makes since to me. Knowing who Sonic is. But even that doesn’t mean he can’t have a crush XD (The heart wants what the heart wants, lol!)

My honest opinion?

American Sonic get awkward and werided out by Amy, but still cares about her well being.

Japanese Sonic is shy and uneasy with Amy’s antics, but he appreciates her.

And that’s all folks! ;Db If you’d like more discussions on Sonic or pairings, I’ll try and let you know what the facts verses opinions are!

—WOAH! there was way more to answer in this than what I thought! Let me try and.. here we go!

American Amy comes off as a bit much and mood-swingish. Japanese Amy is more caring and understanding of Sonic.

In Sonic X, Japan has a scene where Amy admits that Sonic may never really want her idea of love, he may never even want a family! But she’s not going to give up trying, cause she does love him.

In America, Amy just complains about Sonic not coming on the date and possibly stating he doesn’t care about her.

Japanese Amy is also shown as ‘playful’ in her culture, and her actions are more reflections of ‘positive attributes’ for the culture. America tries to twist and make this ‘funny’ instead of ‘loveable’ and that throws audiences off.


Most Japanese Companies are very ‘tight’ with their characters, protecting them from being ‘out of character’. Nintendo for one is famous for this ‘tight-grasping-hold’ over their characters being portrayed well.

Sega of Japan knows they have too many people using their characters, and so they created ‘Mandates’ to make sure they stay in line. The reason other medias of Sonic are so ‘liberal’ is because Sega of Japan doesn’t ‘closely watch/inspect/is right in their faces’ to be able to regulate it. And honestly? The officials were more concerned about if it’s making money and getting exposure than anything else. They’ve tried to change that policy, visiting America more to secure some credibility in the characters. They first tried this with Sonic Boom but ended up seeming to abandon it. (I don’t blame them) but they have been here more recently with Sonic Mania; Giving me hope that Sonic Forces will be regulated to more ‘in-character’ themes. (Also, the original writer is Japanese, meaning America JUST has to translate correctly)

Most companies generally want to make sure they still have some control over their franchises, mandates and other rules are not uncommon. SEGA is rather ‘looser’ in their holds then Nintendo, for example though. Nintendo will shut down a fan-project that doesn’t treat their character in good light, or even caution Hollywood like with Wreck-It Ralph and Bowser. They gave some particular suggestions for animation and the like on him. SEGA just had fun with it, cause I didn’t hear much of anything from the interview with the director about them other than they ‘were fully on-board!’.

Sonic Boom got away with Sonamy through loopholes and ‘less supervision’ at times. But they have their limitations too. (Other characters comment on Sonic and Amy, but never Sonic reacting/stating blunt comments. Amy could, but they’re going with a more ‘discreet/quiet’ love when it comes to Amy’s crush.)

Sonic X was by SEGA of Japan, they’re allowed to / can do whatever the heck they want. -z formation, hip rotation, snap, snap, hair flip.- It’s 4Kids (illegal?) editing of original content that sometimes messed up translation. But there are things that were only exclusive to Japan’s release. (such as Natsu no hi which was confirmed to be from Sonic’s POV, along with the anime bubbles at seeing Amy in her ‘dress’)

Archie had their hands tied with some strict contracts, such as ‘Sonic can’t have a permanent girlfriend’ and ‘Sonic can’t show any interest in Amy’, but even Ian admits some hints and others in Archie have stated their ‘case’ on the matter too. (One even admitted he thought Silver was Shadow and Amy’s kid xP

Now, I’m not trying to dis America. They’ve survived a lot. But I know where most confusion comes from is that the company can’t decide ‘what Sonic is’. This can be problematic, along with bad marketing ploys. So it’s not entirely their fault. Other forces are to blame here too. Such as the fandom sometimes placing their opinions on things as facts, without checking sources sometimes.. (It happens -shrug-)

I hope this helps! ^^ (If there was something I missed or misunderstood regarding your question, feel free to ask me again! I wrote this at 6 in the morning so if somethign doesn’t amke sense, you call me lol)

anonymous asked:

Hi, can I get a headcanon where the RFA gang (+ minior trio) were friends first with MC before they start dropping clues that they want to be in a romantic relationship with MC but MC is so innocently oblivious to it all?

I love!! This request!! Ahh, becoming friends, slowly - bit by bit - falling into the bottomless pit of love and then desperately trying to convey your feelings only to be met with a veritable wall of unrepentant cluelessness…

Let’s start with Yoosung, shall we?


  • you are Yoosung’s video game buddy and boy howdy does he have a crush on YOU
  • The only way he knows how to express it tho is through the world of LOLOL so he acts SUPER CUTESY to you there. Like quasi-rping your husband cutesy.
  • “This is my waifu =^-^=“, jokes like that, and the two of you own a house together in LOLOL so you’re all domestic in decorating it.
  • He also acts super protective of you. Like, if you’re low on health he’ll heal you if he can, and he’ll get really into defending you if you’re in trouble
  • he sends you ingame jewelry and items and stuff. “Oh, I thought this would look cute on your character!” “You need these stats, right?” etc etc.
  • you are oblivious
  • You of course give back a much as you can - you also like showering Yoosung with stuff and appreciation.
  • Everyone thinks you’re e-dating.
  • At some point, someone is like, “LMAO you know MC is probably a dude in RL right”
  • (you blush)
  • He kind of hopes you’ll GET IT when he asks you if you want to get ingame married
  • You say yes because of the benefits (new hairstyles, emotes, clothes, and the ability to teleport to each other? HECK YEAH)
  • So Yoosung has literally internet married you but still not actually gotten a date.
  • Okay, time to step up his game. He starts mailing you…
  • FLOWERS. Digital flowers. He sends tons of them to your inbox.
  • (Yoosung wtf)
  • You’re still like “oh haha awwhhh how cute” and Yoosung finally, FINALLY works up the courage to actually say it bluntly.
  • He does it on Valentine’s Day where he asks you on a date. A real date. Like with real feelings.


  • holy shit how many ways can this dude say “I am super into you” without actually saying “I am super into you please DATE ME”
  • seriously. selfies 24/7, constant compliments, invites you to every show
  • “You’re so cute I can hardly stand it….”
  • you think he’s like that to everyone. like, he sort of is… but you’ve been friends for so long. why would he be flirting with you now? It must be a joke.
  • definitely a joke
  • (you fan yourself: it is definitely a joke)
  • he starts asking you to help him practice lines but ONLY for couples
  • He starts calling you his “princess” and “babe” and the names of whatever leading lady you’re “playing”
  • He asks you for selfies all the time too
  • You say you got a new top? “SHOW ME”
  • New necklace? “SHOW ME”
  • He’s so supportive and always rooting for you. Whenever you have some public thing to do (like a presentation or a speech or something) HE’S RIGHT THERE IN THE FRONT ROW
  • Like it is SO OBVIOUS he is nuts for you and you’re just dense.
  • He’s kind of thinking that he’s being so obvious that you must not like him because?? How could you not realize?
  • You hear him turn down someone who just asked him out by saying “I’m sorry, I like someone else”
  • and you’re like WHO
  • he won’t tell you because DUH but you keep pressing because!!! you have to know!!!
  • After this continues for a good long while he’s just like IT’S YOU
  • “…pffft hhaaa yea right who is it really”

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what pentagon member should YOU fight

who wins? nobody
why would you?? just don’t. he’s been through enough already. i have a theory he actually could beat your ass, but let it remain just a theory. he’s the kind of guy who would ask if your fist is okay after you punched him.

who wins? you
hui is an easy target, let’s be honest? but you would have e’dawn on your ass trying to avenge hui so maybe don’t? be more ambitious.

who wins? hongseok
his hobby is working out, it’s a bad idea trust me. prolly he would also give you lecture or some shit on some random historical event so don’t even waste your time.

who wins? e’dawn
he’s like smoller than the rest and wears light up shoes but… he’s also really loud and my-way kinda? one moment he’s pretty chill but then suddenly he has zero chill. if he’s told ‘don’t shoot’ he’ll do it in spite so… hard to predict what he does. also he likes to shout randomly. kinda dangerous type, avoid.

who wins? you
this guy is scared of popping balloons, go for it.

yeo one
who wins? yeo one
he may look like a stick with low body fat but there’s the thing he also does boxing, apparently. he probably took it up to protect himself from scammers? maybe just leave him alone.

who wins? ??????
he may seem to be an actual clueless five year old but he’s legit competitive. prolly doesn’t even think of beating people as possible activity? but if you start a brawl with him, it’ll get ugly just because he’s not really into the concept of losing. at all. but he’s also the type would suddenly fall on his ass while walking a straight road so… better just don’t do it.

who wins? yuto
bad idea. he’s more into sports than white people into mashed potatoes. one time he and wooseok pretended to be thugs and yuto straight up cut wooseok’s throat with imaginary knife. don’t.

who wins? kino
don’t do it. i bet he twirls while throwing punches. not to mention he’ll have a smile of a geniuinely nice person on his face, like he’s doing you a favour. he’s that guy in shoujo manga that picks up dropped pens and even substiute teacher has a crush on him, but tbh he could attend suzuran and be like a top or something.

who wins? you
he may be 188cm tall (and growing) but his masculinity is fragile af. can’t help it! you don’t even need to rise you hand, just say something passive agressive and use no homo as finishing touch. 99% he would break down crying. just don’t let him shout and you’ll win.

IDKHBTFM is more than a band to Dallon (a conspiracy theory)

This is a more comprehensible format of the theory I posted a few days ago. It’s a bit of an odd theory but it’s my personal favorite. (!!! I didn’t come up with this; @/wethervanes on Twitter did) Let’s do this.
•Okay. So, we all know Dallon’s been doing some things outside of Panic!, right? (idkhbtfm) That’s what this theory is about, so buckle up bc it’s wild. Also, forgive me for randomly jumping around in this. I usually lose points on my essays for subpar topic organization.
•So, it’s kind of odd that Dallon always denies that he went to Emo Nite, and even denies IDK’s existence. (ex: “that’s not me”, “i don’t know what you’re talking about”, etc. you’ve seen the screenshots.)
•Relevant sidenote: Both Dallon and Breezy have tweeted about IDK as far back as 2009. A lot of artists plan out/tease “eras” ahead of time, like how Halsey was posting about HFK in 2015, but it was released this year.
•Different, but still relevant, sidenote: Dallon has said that after the Brobecks “plateaued”, Panic! was the last thing he’d pursue in music, because he wasn’t going as far as he (deserved) needed to and it was hurting him & his family. This was also around 2009. (gasp !!!)
•This is the part where the two sidenotes become something of a keynote (bigger gasp !!!) : if he had been planning IDK since 2009, he probably planned on pursuing it anyway, right? So, why is this all happening now? Pun fully intended, idk, but there are some ideas. (!!!)
•Y'all know Dallon’s being really weird when it comes to IDK, and he’s denying everything that has anything to do with it. The show on the 12th, Emo Nite/what he wore at Emo Nite, new music, etc.
•Obviously, he knows. It’s his own damn project. He can’t be clueless as to what’s going on. So, why does he act like it’s not him? Aunty Beth’s got an answer for you !!!
•Maybe, IDK is just something he doesn’t wanna acknowledge. And by IDK, I don’t mean the band (biggest gasp !!!) (fr follow me here) because Breezy has tweeted about IDK, so she knows about it (although even if she hadn’t tweeted about it she’s probably know bc like,,, that’s her husband but anyway). And Ryan Seaman obviously knows about it, because he’s in IDK, and had “I don’t know how, but they found me” as his bio on Instagram & Twitter and stuff like that.
•There’s allegedly an empty Soundcloud under IDK’s name, which, obviously, would be used for music. If it’s up now, that means there’s probably something coming soon. (Also there’s that video Dallon posted but that wasn’t a thing at the time this theory was created so it’s irrelevant to this)
•There’s also the small pieces of IDK songs we’ve heard. There’s a particular chunk that has people a little confused.
•"Stop, drop, drag me into place/Block (lock? idrk man) your fire escapes/I’ll break your fucking face"
-That’s pretty violent, obviously.
•So, what if IDK isn’t a band? What if it’s a character, a manifestation off all of the violent things Dallon thinks about ?(pun intended part 2)
•A lot of artists have personas/characters onstage and in their music. Melanie Martinez has Crybaby, Twenty One Pilots have [had (rip)] Blurryface, Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce (had? is she still doing Sasha Fierce?) etc.
•So, what if that’s what IDK is?
•We know that Dallon usually only swears (irrelevant sidenote: do y'all say curses or swears?) when he’s angry. In songs, sure, he’s sworn a few times, but usually he’s a very proper, generally inoffensive guy.
•He’s had violent lyrics before (Goodnight Socialite, Small Cuts, etc. The man has an album called “Violent Things”.)
•So basically, what if IDK is a character he uses to manifest all the bad shit he feels? Almost like a coping method for the violent, angry feelings most people hide?
•That’s why he “forgets” everything IDK does, and sweeps them under the rug. We all try to forget when we say or do something uncharacteristic of ourselves,!right?
•So, maybe IDK is the part of Dallon that no one “gets”, because it’s so complex and unlike himself. The side of him that’s angry and improper, unlike the chill, collected guy he generally is.
•IDK is his bad thoughts, the regrettable things he’s done, said, thought, etc. It’s his outlet for the negative things he feels. It’s an alter ego, for lack of a better term, that’s been growing for years, and he chooses to manifest it in music, because he can’t just do the shit he’s singing about. He wants to be blocking fire escapes and breaking faces. That’s Not Good™.
•Therefore, Dallon hides IDK as much as possible. He denies all of the pictures and videos because he doesn’t want people to know. He doesn’t want to be Exposed. So, when Dallon’s denying the silver jacket, he knows about it, he just doesn’t want us to.

((again: this isn’t my original theory !! it’s the brainchild of actual genius, @/wethervanes on Twitter !!!))

ok but imagine botany major taehyung studying late at night for his test the next day when the power goes out due to the thunderstorm outside so he furiously searches through all the drawers in his apartment until he finds an old musty box of weird red and black candles farther back under his bathroom sink than he’s ever looked before and there’s like twenty of them.

 anyway he lights them all and puts them around him in a sort of circle so he can keep studying. at some point he falls asleep through and he only wakes up when someone’s shaking him which is weird because he doesn’t remember having a roomate?

he opens his eyes and is met with a guy - a really hot guy - crouching next to where he’s hunched over the small textbook covered table and the hot guy looks really annoyed. also he has horns. long black horns that curve over the crown of his skull and clearly sprout from his skull, starting somewhere beneath the messy black hair that hangs into his cat-like pitch black eyes. 

taehyung screams like a twelve year old girl at a red velvet concert and bangs his knee on the desk and the demon looks absolutely unimpressed. it’s only after taehyung is able to soothe himself to a false sense of calm that he asks what the demon is doing in his apartment. 

“you summoned me you idiot.” says the dark haired man as he paces inside the small two meter diameter of the circle of candles. 

taehyung splutters. “s-summoned you? what are you talking about?! i don’t know how to summon a demon! i can’t even summon fried chicken and i’ve definitely tried much harder at that.”

the demon scoffs and shakes his head like he’s dealing with an ignorant child (he is). “the candles you brat, these are summoning candles. specifically my summoning candles. how did you even get them?” the demon is definitely annoyed and he glares at the candles as he carefully toes the perimeter of the circle before jolting his foot back as if he’d been shocked. 

taehyung literally wants to cry as he stands and looks at the candles, backing out of the circle. “summoning candles?! i just found these under my sink! i need to study for my exam tomorrow!”

“come on kid, there’s no way you summoned me by accident. do you have any idea who i am? just cough up the reason you summoned me and break the damn circle so i can leave. what do you want? money? sex?”

the demon looks beyond annoyed and taehyung feels tears welling in his eyes as he runs his hands through his hair. “i’m telling you! i didn’t summon you! at least not on purpose. i just wanted to study for my test! i don’t want money or s-sex, i just want to pass my entomology class!”

the demon watches the pretty boy with soft brown hair and golden skin run his hands through his hair again as his eyes shine wetly in the dim candle light and he almost feels bad for being so rude to him. he really does seem like he has no idea what’s going on. 

“let’s say you did summon me by accident,” taehyung stops his panicked pacing and looks at the demon, shivering slightly as his eyes pass over the horns again. “what am i supposed to do now? i can’t go back until i fulfill the desire of the one who summoned me.” 

at this taehyung gulps and seems to think hard for a moment before shyly looking at the demon who’s glare is slightly less intense than it was a few minutes ago. 

“you could live with me?” 

the demon was not ready for that response and deadpans. “excuse me?” 

“sorry!” taehyung waves his hands. the last thing he wants to do is anger the demon he accidentally summoned. “i just- i don’t even know how i summoned you and-and i dont know how to send you back because i don’t really have a desire for anything except maybe passing my test but i have to do that on my own! so since i we don’t know how to send you back yet you can stay here if you’d like. i mean i summoned you so i should take responsibility right? oh! i should probably feed you to oh my gosh it’s so late, have you had dinner yet? i have some left over kimchi jiggae, or i have ramyeon too…”

the demon looks at the boy in front of him, early twenties at the oldest wearing an oversized blue sweatshirt and bright red shorts that don’t even go to his knees and fuzzy yellow socks as he counts off on his fingers what food he can remember is in his fridge. 

“…you’re offering me dinner…” 

taehyung looks up at that and smiles innocently. “of course! grandma always says you need to take care of your guests and you look pretty skinny so i should offer you food!” 

“…you accidentally summoned a demon, from hell, and your first instinct is to offer me dinner…”

“actually my first instinct was to scream, which i did, and now my second is to feed you! i doubt they have kimchi jiggae as good as seokjin hyung’s in hell anyway.”

the demon looks at taehyung and takes the time to take him in again, eyebrows furrowed at what appears to be the most innocent and polite human he’s ever met. the big doe eyes that look at him with nothing but welcome and kindness. the soft gold skin that glows in the candlelight. the gentle, sleepy smile that is nothing but trusting. 


taehyung’s smile brightens and he turns to go to the kitchen before the demon clears his throat and he turns back. 

“you have to break the circle or i can’t get out.”

“the circ-oh!” taehyung quickly grabs the two nearest candles and moves them to the counter a couple meters away from the circle and the demon hesitates for barely a second before stepping out of the circle and taking a quick glance around. 

“my name’s taehyung by the way! kim taehyung, 22 year old botany major at seoul university.”

“yoongi. just yoongi. archdemon from hell. i’m 2,784 years old.”

“oh! you’re my hyung then! nice to meet you yoongi-hyung!”

yoongi just nods and watches as taehyung’s smile grows wider before he turns and makes his way into the kitchen, exclaiming in joy when the the lights flicker back on. yoongi shakes his head but can’t fight the small grin on his face as he steps into the kitchen. if nothing else this would be interesting. 

So on the lines of Sparkpulse discussing headcanons, because I have a lot of them, over a lot of things, I feel tonight like talking about Shockwave. More specifically, about Shockwave’s emotions.

I think he has them. That’s my headcanon. There’s just a lot more to it than that, as is usual with me.

Shockwave was first introduced in Transformers: Prime in a flashback episode, and didn’t make his full, proper appearance until the third season. In that initial flashback he was stoic, static, and just a bit scary. His return in season three was an unexpected boon to the Decepticons. Megatron, especially, was happy to see him… him, and his newest experiment, a massive robotic dragon identified as a Predacon, who would later identify himself as Predaking.

Predaking is really important to some of my ideas, so yeah.

Now, historically, Shockwave is supposed to be a character who runs on logic. In G1 he could be a bit comical, but also in charge of some serious stuff and it was his job to run it all efficiently. In TFA he was more lighthearted, even openly pointing and laughing at Lugnut in one memorable episode, but it’s hard to say how much of that could be attributed to habits picked up masquerading as an Autobot for so long. IDW goes full-stop emotionless with him, making him an intense, driven character with no sense of remorse until it’s too late. This is something that was done to him, by force. It’s very sad and sometimes I think about it way too much. Anyway, this is the range Shockwave’s character usually falls into. TFP Shockwave is much closer to the IDW version than the other two. What little comic relief he provides is unintentional because he’s just so deadpan about everything. It is essentially accepted that he is emotionless with the possible exception of anger, which happens twice.

I don’t think so.

To me, one of the things that is most telling about Shockwave are his antennae… things. They move a lot towards the end of the series, just like in the gif above. The faux-wings on his back do the same thing. They twitch. They flutter. They emote. And I think the expressions they show amount to a lot more than rage. The two occasions where Shockwave becomes visibly angry are when the Wreckers send the Predaking through a groundbridge and out of his sight, and Shockwave goes down and personally kicks their afts for it. The second instance is when Starscream almost destroys all of his research data… he nearly blinds the Seeker for it. Both of these are clearly angry moments, which lends to the idea that Shockwave is unfeeling until something snaps. This idea actually ties in nicely with his IDW Spotlight… he’s unfeeling until he needs to feel rage to survive. But the movement of the antennae above isn’t angry. It’s a bit more startled, a clear reaction to something. He’s daunted. Sometimes, at other times, the movements seem almost inquisitive, like his scientific mind is curious and he perks up like a puppy. They respond to conversations like any other sort of body language.

I think he has no idea that they do this, honestly. I think that if you asked TFP Shockwave, himself, if he was emotionless, he probably thinks he is. He probably has no idea that his antennae and his winglets respond to anything anyone says. That’s where my personal headcanon comes into it. In one scene at the beginning of Season 3 that I remember quite fondly, Shockwave is actually standing next to his big dragon petting him… with the volume up, it sounds like Predaking could actually be purring. This moment, combined with his absolute rage at thinking that the Wreckers had somehow beaten his creation, indicate that he might just feel actual affection for the Predacon. But I don’t think he knows this. I don’t think he’s aware, at all, that he emotes, and that if you told him so, he probably wouldn’t believe you. Because he runs on logic. Emotions aren’t needed, so why would he be bothering with them?

I think if he was ever well and truly flustered somehow, those things would waggle back and forth like crazy, and if you told him they were doing it, he would deny it. Not because it’s embarrassing or anything, but because he honestly believes he has full control over all parts of his frame and he would never waste energy on emoting.

I think that if he became depressed somehow, they would droop. So would the faux-wings on his back. And he would be confused as to why anyone would ask what was wrong, because nothing is wrong, he does not let setbacks distress him.

I think if he got really, really happy they would stick up a bit more than usual and of course he just has no idea that he’s got a lovely mood ring right on top of his head. He really hasn’t got a clue. That is what I believe.

It makes me happy to think this, anyway, and I need happy, because sometimes I remember IDW and that just makes my spark hurt…

Okay, but imagine if Victor and Yuuri never found each other. Imagine if the video of Yuuri skating was never uploaded and Yuuri was forced fight on his own. Maybe he keeps replaying his mistakes in his head, psyching himself out, surrounded by people who only want to pressure him into skating again without any regard for his feelings. Eventually, he’d decide to take the next season off to get his head straight. That season becomes the next season becomes the next and before he knows it, he’s too old and out of shape to start competing again. 

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sleep talking - joshua scenario

a/n: I accidentally deleted this, so I’m reposting it!

  • so you probably fell asleep while waiting for him to come home
  • it’s around midnight when he does actually come home, and you’ve been asleep for half an hour or an hour or somethin
  • and he comes into the room all smiley bc he gets to see you after a hard day
  • he’s like, ‘hey babe!!! :D"
  • which wakes you up and you’re like “?????? I was sleeping, jesus boy”
  • because he woke you up, he won’t stop apologising
  • so you’re like, “i’ll forgive you if you come and cuddle me”
  • you’ve never seen that boy get into bed faster than that
  • his arms would wrap around your waist and pull your body closer to his
  • this didn’t last long tho, he was asleep in five minutes
  • but who can blame him
  • and just as you’re about to fall asleep, you hear him mumble your name
  • so you turn around to face him, but his eyes are closed and his breathing is deep
  • then he says your name and you being to think that he’s having one of those dreams ;)
  • but no
  • “i love you” slips from his lips
  • most of the things that he says are just jibberish, but he does say a few actual words
  • “(y/n), awsdedfvgh dancing awertghj”
  • but there was one thing he said so clearly that you thought he was awake again
  • “(y/n), will you marry me?”
  • you made a mental note to ask him in the morning because you were so happy
  • even though he had no idea what was going on
  • you don’t get to hear much else of what he has to say though because you fall asleep too
  • and in the morning you don’t even really get to see him or talk to him because he’s up so early to go to work
  • so you end up keeping what you heard that night to yourself for a long time
  • until one day you finally ask him, and he goes all shy and gets flustered
  • he ended up avoiding the question that day
  • but >:)
  • a few weeks later he takes you out somewhere nice
  • and you’re like, “oh shit, I see where this is going”
  • boom, your boyfriend is on one knee, asking you the words you heard come out of his mouth all those months ago
  • long story short, you say yes
  • and y’all go home and sleep because getting engaged is exhausting
  • like always, he falls asleep before you and as you’re about to fall asleep, you hear the words “I love you” slip from his mouth
  • along with his other sleep talking jibberish

for choco anon (:

Phantom Confidants AU

In an alternate universe, I actually write about a P5 AU where the non-party social links are the phantom thieves of that universe. So Mishima, Hifumi, Shinya, Sojiro, Toranosuke, Iwai, Takemi, Ohya, Chihaya, Kawakami and even Sae. Honestly I would have loved to have an animal in the group but Morgana is the only animal social link and he’s an original member. But hey it’s still a pretty diverse group considering it’s a mix of mostly adults, some teens, and a kid. They’ve got a pretty badass lineup to be honest so here’s how I think it’ll go. 

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MarkiplierTV Rant

So Mark’s video that came out today was absolutely amazing! Everyone did an absolutely marvelous job!! Since it came out, my head has been swarming with ideas, so bear with me as I list some of my thoughts.

·       Dark really does admire Wilford. But is it something similar to how he views Mark (with anger, jealousy, etc.), or is it more like Dark sees what Wilford is capable of and does actually want to work with him and/or sees him as valuable.

·       Dark and Wilford are clearly equals. IIs Dark ok with that?

·       Wilford is a complete fucking sociopath. He doesn’t particularly care about other people unless they’re really close. Warfstache doesn’t particularly care what others think of him either, he just assumes that they like him. Even though he doesn’t really have any strong feelings toward most people, he just doesn’t like Silver Shepherd. Is there a specific reason why? Or can it be inferred based on what we see at face value.

·       So apparently, the Host is the Author. When Ryan and Daniel stared to go against what he was writing he realized, according to Mark, that “he wasn’t actually writing any of the stories. He realized that he was just a host to the guests in his world.” This is why he’s “narrating” what’s going on at the table and knows where the camera will go. If the order at the table has any significance, we can see that he is seated next to Dark, therefore he must be rather important. One question, though, is why does he now wear a blindfold? What happened to his eyes? Was it caused by an outside force or himself?

·       Note how Dark is manipulating reality around him. Not only is everything monochrome 99and Dark has his classic 3D thing going on), but look at the table in front of him. Its made of boards unlike the table in our(?) reality. Does this mean that dark is sitting by himself at a different table in his dimension and we’re getting a glimpse at his world (kinda like a window), or is he actually altering the table in this dimension?

·       What was that loo that Dr. Iplier gave Dark around 8:00? Why so angry?

·       Google is the mediator in the group. He also keeps everyone on track with obtaining their objective and always gives suggestions. Also, everyone goes to him when they have a question.

·       (Referring to the look that Dr. gave Dark) When they were going around the table and everyone was giving their opinions about Wilford’s plan, Dark clearly stated that he didn’t think that Warfstache’s plan was the best. When it comes around to Dr. he says, “I’m a doctor. I know what’s best,” then proceeds to agree with Warf and state why (it made him look good). Could Dr. be jealous of Dark and want his chair. Dr. is used to being head of the operation and is unsatisfied with his current position among the egos. Long story short, Dr. agreed with Wilford just to spite Dark.

·       King of the Squirrels is disinterested with the other egos shenanigans. All he cares about are the squirrels. The other egos never pay mind to him.

·       Now how is Wilford’s plan going to help take back control? I mean, obviously, it won’t really help based on the others’ protests, but it must have some significance; why else would they show 7 and a half minutes on it? Everything from the commercials to the news/weather reports to Disk of Riches has to have some sort of meaning or significance. What about the beginning when everyone on teamiplier is introduced with their real name and their internet pseudonym. What does this mean?

·       When we “return” to Disk of Riches, Wilford states that “everybody else is dead and gone.” After he shot Tyler and Kat is yelling at him, she says that “you can’t keep doing this.” I think its fair to say that the rest of the contestants were killed by Wilford.

·       Look at after Warfstache shot Tyler. Kathryn was apparently filming the show and starts yelling at him. Could this suggest that Wilford has trapped the team in some sort of 90’s television reality?

·       After Wilford kills Tyler, all of the commercials and news goes to shit. Jim is at the North Pole reporting on how the reindeer burst into flames. Later, Wilford says that he did kill Santa. And this caused the North Pole to go to shit because of some magic mumbo jumbo bull crap related to Santa. After the North Pole incident, we see Wilford in the opening credits of the show that the rest of the team was on (and he’s breaking the fourth wall as well).  Next, he’s in the bubble commercial. Next is Mark in the kids bop thing. He’s obviously scared and even asks for help. Last Wilford is back and bumbling like Mark in the previous clip. With this, could we say that Wilford was able to take over TV (or something along those lines)? Has Wilford found a way to trap the teamiplier in a 90s TV realm of sorts? I must agree with Dark though. This does deviate from their primary objective a bit, but its interesting nonetheless.

·       Also, as soon as the camera pans to all of the egos after Wilford’s pitch, we see Dark’s shell cracking. Could he be pissed that Wilford came up with this outrageous plan, or is he furious that they’ve yet to find a way to take back control. (I think the latter)

·       Also, can we take note of the fact that Wilford might have a conscience. The voice over says, “are you constantly haunted by the ghosts of everyone that you killed and maybe you think that it was you that was the problem and it wasn’t just a misunderstanding where you were trying to tickle ‘em with a knife?” Could Wilford actually feel some remorse for his murders? Are these feelings just suppressed? Is Wilford aware of them? Or is this just Mark string to wrap his own head around why Warfstache doesn’t feel any remorse for his actions?

All in all, this video was absolutely AMAZING! The team did an absolutely wonderful job and should definitely be proud of all the hard work they put into this. Truly an amazing video!!