Let’s be really real this morning before 7 am: if The Get Down was about the (white) history of Rock n Roll in the 70’s and starred white teens, a lot more people would’ve been like “OH THIS IS SO COOL, MUSIC HISTORY” and Netflix would’ve marketed it differently. Tumblr would’ve lost its mind if Dizzee Kipling was a white kid who thinks he’s an alien who is in love with white Thor. Mylene and the Soul Madonnas being an all-girl rock band would’ve been a huge draw. Merch would’ve been everywhere. Coming of age for a moody poet and his reckless and troubled friend trying to make it big with the music they love? They would’ve eaten it up.
Because as much as I adore the love square, there are lots of other miraculous ships that deserve more au goodness <3
Greaser and Pink Lady au
friends with benefits except the benefits are weekly cuddling sessions au
college roommates au
requires LOTS of mutual pining
handcuffed together after a prank gone wrong au
“I’m going to hunt down and slaughter whoever keeps leaving their sweaty towel draped across my favorite treadmi- oh no they’re hot” au
forced to take ballet lessons to increase their athletic prowess au
“I dont understand half of the words you said but I think you just asked me out???” au
kissing practice/ making out for the sake of science au
“I just watched you ingest a borderline lethal amount of caffeine so im going to babysit you to make sure you dont die” au
Bonus ot3 (Kim/Alix/Max):
paired up to do a semester-long project together au
evil mastermind and his two (bickering) superhero nemesises au
“oh would you look at that, the bottle landed in between you two. guess I’ll just have to spend seven minutes in heaven with you both” au
we both sit at the same desk in chemistry class and leave each other anonymous notes tucked inside au
musician and muse (not-so) au
tattooist and flower shop owner au
Princess and the Frog au
bonus points if Chloe is the frog
met while on vacation au
SUGAR DATING AU
Chloe/Marinette (most could work for Chloe/Alya too):
personal shopper (Marinette) or publicist (Alya) and the client from hell au
“every year we get sent to the same summer camp and we’re always camp rivals except wow puberty really hit you hard since last year wtf??!?!?” au
rival radio hosts whom everyone in Paris ships au
Ladynino and Alya Noir au
“the optometrist accidentally switched our prescriptions so now I have to hunt you down while basically blind” au
underpaid fabric store clerk only keeps her job because of the cute seamstress who comes in every day and overworked seamstress only visits the fabric store every day to see the gorgeous store clerk au
fan fic writer and fan artist who everyone in the fandom ships au
“hey so I hear our college grants more financial aid to married people… wanna elope?” au
deaf!Adrien and musician!Nino au
basically blind spots au but gayer
(NSFW) “Accidentally sent a dick pic to the wrong number but got an even better one back” au
rich kids playing pranks at society functions au (Alya’s mom is a world-renowned chef dont tell me this isn’t plausible)
“we’ve been yelling at each via reddit thread for weeks now and at this point I’ve kinnda forgotten what we were even fighting about wanna go grab coffee?” au
pen pals from childhood au
“Our families own rival businesses and technically we cant be friends but we still secretly trade macaroons for couscous on the DL” au
i want to be in a band so bad it’s actually killing me. like just the thought of being in a van with my best friends, traveling across the country and making music that has the potential to inspire people to do the same thing could actually send me to the grave
Hey everyone! So as the school year is coming to an end, marching season is beginning. This of course means band camp! Whether you’re a rookie or a returner, it’s always nice to know what you’re getting into and have some reminders.
1. WATER! Drink LOTS of water! This is probably the most important thing. Stay hydrated, drink water every chance you get, because you’re going to be out in the hot sun on the turf all day. Most people bring those big water jugs, make sure you drink AT LEAST one of those in a day, two would be even better. Drink a lot at night too so you’re hydrated in the morning too.
2. Sleep! You’re gonna be exhausted at the end of each day, so make sure you take care of yourself and get the sleep you need to stay healthy during camp. I know I went to my drum major’s house and fell asleep during dinner break last year XD You want to have the energy you need, which is gonna be a lot, so don’t be staying up till 1 or 2 am watching netflix if you know you have vis block at 7 am.
3. For my trans and nonbinary friends, DO NOT bind during band camp! Trust me, I am in the same boat with this one. As much as I know you want to pass, it’s not safe or healthy to bind in those conditions. You’ll restrict your breathing at a time when it matters most. I know it’s gonna suck, but your health and safety is more important.
4. Don’t blow your chops out! Sometimes you really wanna practice, or over practice, but trust me if this happens you won’t be helping yourself. You wanna be able to come to camp every day ready to play your best, and you won’t be able to do that if you over played the day before. Know you’re limits and recovery time, especially for all you lead trumpets.
5. Eat. Whether you’re in drum corps or a high school band, you all need to eat. This goes along with sleep and water, but you need the energy. If you go jazz running around the field in 100 degrees whether with no food in your stomach, you’re gonna throw up or pass out. Stay healthy and take care of your body and make sure you’re getting the nutrients and protein your body needs for an activity like this.
6. When it comes to health and safety, just know your limits. If you’re not feeling great, sit out. You director will understand. Your health always comes first. And if something doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to tell someone. Also, I know a lot of people have injuries. Make sure you don’t push those. Wear the knee brace or the elbow brace, wrap your ankle, do whatever you can to help yourself and sit out if it hurts. Don’t push yourself too far.
7. Now that the health and safety stuff has been addressed, social interaction! A lot of you rookies may go in not knowing people, and I understand how scary that can be. Take it from someone who couldn’t even talk to the two girls marching next to me for the entirety of band camp, it’s so much better if you just talk to them. Talk to other freshmen, talk to your section leaders and drum majors, talk to the upperclassmen! We want to get to know you too, and we know it’s hard at first. Band camp is the beginning of a great journey and you’ll make so many friends, you have nothing to be worried about.
8. DON’T LOSE YOUR DOT SHEETS OR MUSIC!!! Seriously. If you lose them, we have to go to the band room and make copies, then you’re behind because you didn’t have all the materials. It makes it easier on everyone if you keep track of everything. It’s also good to show that you’re responsible.
9. Listen to your techs, section leaders, and drum majors. They know what they’re talking and they were put into their positions for a reason. If they tell you you need to fix something or to stop messing around, listen. They’re doing what’s best for you and the band. You learn so much from them too, take every opportunity you get when they give you tips for improvement.
10. HAVE FUN! Like I said earlier, band camp is just the beginning. Do things with your friends! Go out for lunch or dinner together, get to know everyone, have a little fun with your rehearsals. A lot of schools do games at band camp and get into it! It’s so fun to just relax and goof around with people. Do things with your section, talk to people. Just have a good time! These people are gonna become your family and give you an amazing experience.
Bonus (11). A lot of people are reblogging this and adding SUNSCREEN! I cant believe I forgot that haha but yes! Sunscreen is super important! Even if you don’t burn easily, wear it! Reapply every 1-2 hours if I’m being honest. Getting burned sucks!
Dude do u guys have any idea of how much shit Paramore has been through since the end of the Brand New Eyes era? Zac and Josh left, they had to find strength and inspiration to start over, they did, made the most fabulous album and the most beautiful tour, won a Grammy, Parahoy, things were finally going just fine and everything seemed ok and we had the most happy Paramore we ever got… and all of sudden everything went wrong in every single way, Jeremy left, Jeremy sued, losing friends, pmore almost came to an end, Hayley left the band, depression and now divorce… They are SO STRONG i dont even know where to begin, after every single difficulty they faced they had the guts to start over and fight… I am so proud of them i have no words to express it, i guess there’s nothing left for us to do than to respect them and show love and support ALWAYS cause if there’s something they do deserve it is love above anything else
who is your favorite band/artist? at the moment mine is MIKA
oh my god dude u just sent me into infodump hell mode here we fuckin go
ok so as of now my favorite band would probably be glass animals, because holy shit their stuff is so intricate and complex?? like the overall musical texture is just a+. i can listen to their songs over and over again without getting tired bc like literally every time i hear something new its wonderful
but liKE I FEEL LIKE IM LEAVING OUT SO MANY MORE THAT ARE ALSO MY FAVORITE BANDS/ARTISTS so here are some honorable mentions in no particular order
Gorillaz: would die for all of them. the new album literally killed me and then rose me from the dead
Nine Inch Nails: great music for going AAAAAAA!! strangely, also good music for crying
Panic! At the Disco: Beebop Eureka is the only man ill ever love
Bush: Also good AAAAAA! music. strangely powerful though??
Radiohead: there was a post that i saw on here once that said something like “radiohead makes music for people who are afraid to ask for ketchup at mcdonalds.” to this day its the truest statement ive ever read
Arctic Monkeys: this band always slips back into my life at the weirdest times and i just roll with it
Foster the People: My favorite band in sixth grade. i still love them to death. torches will always be sacred to me
The Offspring: from my edgy phase (which im still lowkey in)
Fall Out Boy: I CANT EVEN PUT THIS ONE INTO WORDS I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. GOD BLESS AMERICA
Nirvana: I was blasting smells like teen spirit while driving past my old middle school and it scared the shit out of the sixth graders. A+ music
Weezer: Shout out to the cute girl that got my gay ass to listen to this one
Pierce the Veil: And this one too
The 1975: Look shes really pretty and wonderful ok dont judge me
Two Door Cinema Club: I listened to them because the album cover for tourist history has a cat on it. i have no regrets
Grouplove: Good summer vibes. their music always cheers me up
Twenty One Pilots: I’m sorry. I’m so sorry I have no excuse for this one
shiro is the lead singer n he has one of the most velvety voices ever?? and everyone is like holy shit ma n,,, like holy fuck. he used to just sing in choirs and stuff but he eventually put that aside once befriending the rest of the band. his folks back at his small hometown weren’t exactly happy with his choice of music, but they’re proud enough. but not only can he sing, he can play the guitar too. shiro stans are constantly talking about his sharp handsome features along with his muscles. out of the band, hes the most collected of them all but has a bit of a goofy side that the fans freak out over.
keith plays lead guitar and is a fucking beast at it. everyones a fan of keith’s guitar solos. his electric guitar is colored red and is named the Red Paladin. keith has been playing the guitar since age 8 when he was first put into guitar lessons. additionally, keith adds his own vocals at times and sometimes sings solos in songs. keith stans are attracted to him for his emo-like persona and a few jokingly refer to him as gerard way (which keith doesnt mind until the rest of the band begins calling him that too) and a lot of the fans are attracted to his ~mysterious~ personality. despite looking the scariest, hes actually a puppy at heart and is probably the dorkiest of the group
lance plays the bass and plays it like a god. his rhythm is smooth and constant and everyone’s got a thing for his bass solos. he owns a blue bass that he calls the Blue Paladin (a mirror to keith’s guitar). he first self taught himself the guitar at age 12 and then further on taught himself how to play the bass. he too provides vocals and the group all agrees that he harmonizes best with keith. to the fanbase, he is revered as memelord and king of shitpost. hes the one whos constantly dabbing and making awful jokes at concerts. lance stans love him for his charisma and oozing confidence. he is one of the funniest and light hearted of the band.
pidge plays the keyboard and can play at such a fast rate it rivals sonic’s speed (lance’s words). when shes playing the keyboard she is completely in the zone, eyes trained as her fingers glide across her instrument. in between songs at concerts though, shes always ready to provide a joke at the expense of her teammates (all in love ofc). shes also the one in charge of the effects that go on during concerts (aka how lights will go, whats on the monitors, etc). the smartest of the bunch, pidge is also considered the most savage and wont hold anything back. pidge stans love her for her fiery personality and just maybe bc pidge is adorably tiny
hunk plays the drums and is phenomenal. hes always so enthusiastic to play and has the most energy to play during a concert. his beats are the backbone of their songs and as a member is the heart of the band. he began playing the drums at a young age and was always fascinated by music. he lovingly refers to his drum set as the yellow paladin and he insists pidge call her keyboard the green paladin but she finds it ridiculous. he is also the one they depend on to fix their instruments and equipment, seeing as hes rather handy with those things. hunk’s fanbase loves him for his kind personality and humor. along with keith, he too is a bit of a puppy and the fans l ov e it. hes also the most hard working of the band, always the last one to leave the studio bc he just HAS to get this right.
allura is actually a solo artist herself and was the one who discovered them. she saw them playing at one of their small gigs one time and decided that they needed to tour with her. she is the daughter of alfor altea, owner and creator of Altea Records. allura offers the band a recording label there, to which they agree to gladly. as a solo artist, she has a large following. her voice is known in the business for being so powerful with her barely trying. she serves as a mentor to the band and helps as much as she can.
coran is allura’s manager and works for alfor at altea records. as allura’s manager, he also doubles as the band’s manager too. very quirky and a bit of an oddball, coran always has ideas and is the best when it comes to PR. he too is known by the fans as manager and often stars in the band + allura’s social media. this gains coran a few fans that hes awfully proud of and thinks its the best thing in the universe. (he also lowkey totally has a crush on alfor but as if hed ever act on that but in reality alfor is trying his best to make it known to the redhead that his feelings are reciprocated)
um ofc the band’s name is Voltron what did u expect
shiro and keith were the first ones of the band basically. keith convinced shiro that his voice was fucking good as hell man and that he should quit choir and maybe start up something new
they end up meeting pidge, lance, and hunk after performing at some open mic night bc lance decided hed insult the song they performed (which keith wrote) it was eventually settled when lance admitted that shiro’s voice was amazing though and that keith’s guitar playing was pretty good
“not too good of course”
after a week or so when shiro first learns that the others play instruments, it hits him that theyve been whats missing all along and eventually they all come together and form voltron
despite originally clashing, keith and lance actually make a pretty good team and write some of the best lyrics together
shiro is constantly acting as a buffer for each of them, often at times having to cross out inappropriate lyrics or song choices
“for the last time, pidge, we’re not gonna write a song about birds fucking”
“its a perfectly good song and you know it"
hunk coming up with the best beats and rhythms and all out of nowhere just because he was randomly tapping his hands against some object
pidge playing pranks on them during concerts and one time steals shiro’s mic when he’s occupied on a different part of the stage
um yeah ofc the fans ship #klance and the two blush and get flustered over it every time its mentioned but they get together eventually bc honestly everyone saw it coming
the top two things people look forward to in meet and greets: touching shiro’s bicep and getting to experience one of hunk’s bear hugs
fans know about hunk’s passion for cooking so they like to tweet him about it. some even go as far as gifting him food and its honestly the sweetest thing ever
hunk sends out a personalized thank you tweet to everyone who gives him food
keith is constantly being asked by the fans to wear eyeliner
emo style bc they already have shiro wearing winged eyeliner
the band going through the the internet to see what fans are saying and being simultaneously overwhelmed with happiness and also confused as to what the hell theyre going on about
“why are they calling me daddy? am i a fatherly figure?"
”…im a sinnamon roll”
“wait who the fuck just called me a rip off pete wentz”
“why are people making so many memes of keith but not me?? the actual memelord??”
“someone just called me a cinnamon roll?? thats the most adorable compliment ever"
allura constantly having to Stop them from posting awful things on their social media
“shiro i dont think #dicksoutforharambe is the social movement you want your name tagged onto”
“but lance said it was for a good cause”
everyone in the band realizes that coran is head over heels for alfor and finds it both hilarious and endearing but also sad bc?? hes so oblivious?? its so obvious alfor likes him back smh
except for lance though. he isnt even aware until hunk makes a joke about coran and alfors’ wedding
their fanbase being called paladins bc why not
(sorry im not letting it be called quiznaks. i cant let us be called fucks i just cant)
band selfies more like “pidge i understand its difficult for you to be seen but you dont have to stand on the table–no dont argue its not safe”
pidge can secretly rap hella good and decides to showcase it one time in lance’s snapchat story
SHE RAPS NICKI MINAJ’S MONSTER VERSE ONE TIME N IT IS WILD AF
lance wont stop making lance bass jokes and no one knows why exactly
o god hunk driving all the fans wild when he throws his drum sticks out to the crowd at the end of a concert and is smiling widely in all his sweat filled glory
also shiro totally always purposely wears sleeveless shirts at concerts bc Oh Yeah
o and also shiro still has a prosthetic arm in this au just saying
hunk and pidge fucking around with the stage equipment and stuff for shits n giggles
until allura and shiro find them n tell them to stop
one time lance is told to do the opening to one of their songs at a concert and he just strums his bass idly before saying “anyway, here’s wonderwall”
oh my god keith answering interviewer’s questions impulsively without thinking
“what part are you from?”
“my mother’s womb part”
they all adopt a black cat as their band mascot (irl they just wanted a cat) named voltron who constantly wears a multi colored sweater (red,blue,yellow,green) which was knitted personally by lance.
pls imagine thEm playig THE VOLTRON THEME SONG EVERY BEGINNING OF A CONCERT
everyone knows who jinjin is before he even starts high school bc he’s been playing drums Forever
literally he walks into first band camp and all the officers are just like “yep hes the next drum major”
manages to land battery captain as a freshman which is Unheard of and everyone respects him cause hes fuckin great
mj’s a shit
thats because mj is an oboe player who cant march bc “marching oboe is DANGEROUS you can DIE”
so he goes to front ensemble and while jinjin isn’t in charge of front ensemble they do plenty of rehearsals together and jinjin has no idea what to do with this sunshine of a kid who has never played a mallet instrument in his life and goes around singing under his breath
but he can memorize his music and vibe so who is jinjin to complain he’s cute too
mjs favorite part of being a front ensemble freshman is being stuck on the random instruments like gong which means he can just stare at drumline when they decide its too hot and go shirtless
he may or may not miss a gong hit
fast forward a year and moonbin and eunwoo enter the program
eunwoo is this state ranked flute player who literally everyone just stares at bc a) hes beautiful b) hes brilliant c) hes a fuckin amazing flute player like what even
except this boy isn’t marching flute, oh no. he’s a guard boy. his lines are beautiful, and the guard instructor may have cried when he realized he was getting eunwoo pls im crying eunwoo as a guard boy my soul
no one was more shocked than moonbin who joined 100% thinking he would end up on tenor drums bc He’s Great but instead had to deal with bass drum like every other freshman bc hierarchy exists and jinjin takes no shit but it was ok bc the bass drums just happened to always end sets real close to where eunwoo was
and if that meant bin got to talk to the really pretty guard boy he wasn’t complaining
bin may or may not have begged jinjin to make sure they were on the guard bus to states so he could sit next to eunwoo
jinjin obliged bc it meant that front ensemble would also be stuck on the guard bus
eunwoo fell asleep on bin, mj fell asleep on jinjin, everyone died i died thinking about it
the next year jinjin gets assistant drum major, which means he’s no longer marching so great!! for moonbin who gets a tenor spot, not great!! for the battery section which has lost its leader of two years and flounders a bit
the biggest benefit of jinjin becoming assistant drum major is the ability for mj, who has moved to a mallet instrument and is always front and center bc of his ability to vibe being able to make faces at jinjin and fuck him up
but then rocky shows up at band camp in raybans and twirling drum sticks in his fingers and snatches the center snare spot from everyone bc its rocky what CANT HE DO
bin automatically claims him as a best friend
rocky and bin come up with so much dumb shit which begins innocently enough like making up weird sentences to memorize rhythms and seeing who could cause a bigger distraction during lunch or accidentally letting locker doors close when changing behind them
jinjin draws the line at the idea of rocky and bin exchanging sticks in the middle of the performance by throwing them at each other this aint drumline boys
fast forward another year and finally sanha joins, and he’s a trumpet player is anyone shocked im not
jinjin is now head drum major, mj is front ensemble section leader, rocky is technically battery captain but shares it with bin and eunwoo is saber captain
jinjin and mj are basically married at this point
moonbin is v much in love with eunwoo and rocky is five seconds away from hurling a drum at him bc he keeps messing up rhythms bc he’s always getting distracted by eunwoo tossing
so rocky, being rocky, with the help of jinjin decides to do somethin about it
which is during freshman/senior bonding which is where innocent freshman have to do the tasks the seniors ask of them or risk running laps, jinjin makes sanha go up to eunwoo during the middle of lunch and loudly say “MOONBIN THINKS UR PRETTY” and run away
bin may or may not have tackled rocky
all the guard girls screamed and eunwoo blushed ten shades of red but ya know it worked because over the weekend eunwoo and bin went on a date and the marching band power couple of binu was born
sanha is also the bane of jinjin’s existence
bc sanha is a good player, but the problem is that sanha knows it and is the piece of shit thats always upsetting the balance by going up to third octave and overblasting and always making faces at jinjin whenever hes trying to be serious and get the band to check their positions
mj loves it
jinjin may have threatened divorce
and y’all this is just the shit that happens in marching season
so @biflash and I decided we need a realistic movie/show scene where the science character goes to do their amazing analysis in the lab only to have random realistic problems occur (b/c it’s unrealistic that their work is so accurate in like 20 min work time)
science character: ON IT!!*4 hours later* “fuck, the gel cracked when I was trying to get it off the plate”
a 3 hour long movie of some poor grad student stuck in a lab trying desperately to get data
a 10 minute montage of everything that can go wrong going wrong
Scientist after gel finishes: “I GOT IT!!! LET’S SEE WHAT WE’VE GOT!!!”
Image: only shows ladder
background hero: in english pls
forgetting which lanes represent what/forgetting to label test tubes/forgetting to add dye to their samples (I am guilty of this)
accidentally running the sample off the gel
or stopping it too early and not having the bands separate accurately
fucking up so badly not even the ladder shows up
random air bubbles disrupting the formation of lanes after putting in the comb
and the gel is already half solid so u cant just pour in more
smelling like rotten fish all day because they opened a mini tube with TEMED in it
accidentally running the sample from positive to negative instead of negative to positive and realizing they just wasted like half an hour
the gel leaking as they pour it between the glass frames
getting into ninja poses as they try to see the nearly invisible wells while they try to load them
forgetting to leave their tubes on ice and performing the whole experiment for no reason™
forgetting to mix the restriction enzyme samples properly and screwing up the restriction digest
give us more realistic scientists who suffer pls. not all scientists can perform a badass experiment with the presence of one random mini tech machine. and even if they did, i bet you something would somehow go wrong hahaha.
Okay lets be honest here, this little cutie wouldn’t be so cute in this situation. He wouldn’t think too much about the request but would be thinking about how amazing you’d look on him and how good he would make you feel. Xiumin would be more than happy to add ways to pleasure you.
“Come have a seat Jagi. Tell me who’s making you feel this good.“
I feel that Suho would be a bit surprised about the position you had asked for but nonetheless nothing would stop him from enjoying it as much as you.
“Don’t worry Y/N, I’ll help make it a little bit more interesting”
I personally think that Chen wouldn’t take you seriously if you told him. He wouldn’t think you’d have it in you. He would keep bugging you till you finally snap and take control. Don’t get me wrong nothing in his right mind would stop you from getting what you want.
“Come on babe, prove it”
THIS BOI OMG. I completely feel that this boy would turn this into a fricken kink. Or he would use it against you to get what he wants afterwards.
“Jagi…It looks like we’re going to have a fun night”
I think Baekhyun would be all for it. Heck he would even encourage it instead of being surprised. though on a side note, he probably would have had been the one that introduced you to thigh riding.
“Hey babe. How about we try something new tonight?”
Yixing would be like Suho. He would be surprised and a bit confused in why you would chose his leg to ride. But he wouldn’t complain because seeing you please yourself would definitely turn him on.
“Why ride my leg, when you can ride something else?”
Kai wouldn’t be the type to make a really big deal about it. I feel he was kinda expecting you to say something sooner or later. I mean look at his thighs. Do I really need to explain? Who wouldn’t want to do them?
“Come over here Jagi. You dont have to ask me twice.’
Kyungsoo would be the type to low key love knowing that you wanted to. On the outside he would tell you that you were being weird you had a wild imagination but on the inside its completely different. Secretly cant wait for you to actually do it instead of just talking about it and for his hand to have full range on you body.
“What are you waiting for Y/N?”
Okay so even though he is the youngest, BUT HE SURE WON’T ACT LIKE IT. Sehun would be a total tease. (Daddy kink like omg) He’d want you to work for it. Maybe even beg for it until he is pleased with what you were doing.
“Does my baby want to feel good tonight? I guess we’ll see how badly you want it”
hello everyone Im aestheic-byunbacon, one of the new admins on this account. Im really excited to be here and cant wait to write more for you guys. Some bands that i really enjoy are Exo, Bts, Seventeen, Astro, Kard, Monsta X, and many more. I hope you all enjoy this :)