i do these a lot more than i should

anonymous asked:

Hey, I've been following the whole problematic books issue, and I want to know what you think about high school required reading? For example, should Huck Finn be be removed and replaced with something by a POC? Or do you think that reading a problematic book like that is a way to give students a supervised encounter with racism, white privilege, etc. and the tools to identify and critically think about those problems?

This is a really interesting question that brings forth a lot of varying arguments.

  1. High school curriculum is very, very white. What we consider to be classics are only such because of colonialism and white supremacy. Books by straight, white males have always been held in higher esteem than books by women or people of color, 
  2. So while I don’t believe those books should be banned or pulled outright, I do believe that educators should make a commitment to teaching more diverse titles. If they want to cover a certain issue, they should try to choose books that represent that issue accurately.
  3. IF a school decides to teach a book like Huck Finn or To Kill A Mockingbird, a section of that study should be a conversation about how these books about black lives are viewed through the lens of the white gaze, and readings by black writers of the time should be taught in tandem. That way the educator can present a fully well-rounded and developed view of the book with context.
  4. In addition, the problematic aspects of the books should be discussed at length within the unit. Instead of these books being taught as infallible pillars of classic literature, we should know the social history behind the author as well as the context of the time they were written.

anonymous asked:

Hey so I'm scared to wash my binder in case I wash it wrong, do you know the best way to wash it? And how frequently?

Personally I handwash mine in cold water about once a week, carefully squeezing it into a ball at the end to get most of the water out (not twisting it, as I don’t want to stretch it) and then hanging it up on a hanger overnight so that the rest of the water can drip drop away.

Ideally you should wash it more often than that, especially if you wear it a lot, but I’ve found that once a week is enough for me to feel clean while wearing it.

Not saying things

I say a lot here, way more than I should. There are things I would like to say but it gives life to speak words out loud. Writing them, like this can give them life, which can be misconstrued. Friends tend to disappoint and I’ve become so casually guarded about my friendships.

There is an ex friend of mine I really wish had not drifted but I’ve reached out to her and got a kind of passive no. Oh well.

Some words do not need life. I think that is the lesson here.

anonymous asked:

Have you got any writing tips? I can't tell if my current work is good or if I just can't read my own work, is this normal? Thanks

Ah okay so I’ve answered a similar ask before, but that was mostly directed at new writers. If you’re interested you can click here and read through that!! Otherwise I do have some advice that is more specific to your situation down below!

But before I say anything else, you should know that it is 100% normal to not be sure of your writing. I know I’m not always super confident in my writing, and I also know of several other writers who feel the same way about their work. Just remember that you are your own worst critic and more often than not, what you have is a lot better than you think.

So! Onto the advice!

  1. Find one to three people you trust with whom you can share your writing. This is absolutely vital, especially if you’re struggling with confidence in yourself. It’s important to find people whose writing you genuinely like, whose style is similar to yours, and to establish a relationship with them. Sharing your writing when you’re not confident in it is one of the most vulnerable feelings you’ll ever have, but if you share it with the right people it can do wonders to your confidence. I’d say a good 60% of the improvements I’ve made since I first started writing have stemmed from the encouragement and suggestions from other people.
  2. Find the weak spots. This can be a real downer, tbh, but I’ve found that going back through my fics that I’m not happy with to find the spots that make me unhappy can really help. Sometimes it’s as small as a particular phrase within a sentence; other times it’s whole paragraphs that just don’t feel right. The point is, identify what’s bothering you, single it out and separate it from what’s good, and try to supplement the space. One VERY IMPORTANT THING to keep in mind is that you should ABSOLUTELY NOT delete/erase those passages. I tend to open a second document and dump those passages there; I’ve found that more often than not I can go back and add the passages I removed later on in the fic. It won’t always happen, but never delete your work unless the fic is completely written.
  3. Talk it out. This one kind of goes back to that first piece of advice. If you’ve got half an idea that you’re having trouble formulating, or if you’ve accidentally written yourself into a corner, find someone who will sit and listen and will let you bounce ideas off of them. The catch with this is that you have to be willing to return the favor for them if/when they need you to.
  4. Walk away. For 24 hours, walk away from the whole thing. Don’t read a single word. Give yourself some time and some distance, both to settle your own frustration and to let the details get a little fuzzy. It may end up taking longer than 24 hours but I promise you, if you give yourself enough time, you can come back to something you thought you hated and realize that it wasn’t as bad as you thought.
  5. Don’t pressure yourself! Writing is supposed to be an expression of humanity; it’s meant to be an escape from reality. If you’re too caught up in whether or not a sentence makes sense or if you have plotholes or if characters are acting the way they’re supposed to act, it can really distract you from the story you’re supposed to be telling. Tell your story! You have plenty of time to go back and find those little things. Find your rhythm and don’t let small, easily-fixable mistakes trip you up. There is time. There will always be time.
    1. This is another spot where having trusted writing friends is incredibly useful!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written a fic I wasn’t 100% sure about and sent it to someone with “will you read this over and tell me if it’s weird or not??” tacked onto the end of the message.

This isn’t really advice, but I feel like it’s really important for everyone to know that every person - every single human on earth - has doubted themselves at some point. Even for just a brief second, doubt has crept in. Don’t let anxiety tell you that everyone else knows what they’re doing, because I guarantee you they either don’t, or they didn’t for a long time. EVERYONE doubts themselves.

What’s important is that you’re producing something, which is a heck of a lot more important than your doubts/anxieties will have you think.

It wasn’t that rare of an occurrence for Jared to be calm and collected one moment and then fidgety and anxious the next, but it still annoyed him to no end. He just wanted to get out and do something, damnit. Without even thinking it through ( what’s new, honestly ), Jared turned towards the person next to him and bumped his shoulder against theirs. “Hey, I’m in the mood to do something fun and you should do it with me,” he said with a grin before shaking his head slightly. “That sounded a whole lot more weird than I mean it to, my apologies,” he added with a soft laugh, reaching his hand out to shake their hand. “Hi, I’m Jared and I apparently like to make creepy small talk.”

anonymous asked:

Are you still sick, and if you are, are you sure your okay? Also, is there a name you like to use on here we can address you with? (Sorry if that's already been answered I can't remember)

mMMM sorry to worry you!

I’m still sick, but it’s more of a chronic issue rather than something I can get cured, so as soon as I get time I should be able to update the blog! Thank you for the worry <3 I go by Con usually, but yall can call me whatever, I don’t mind XD

anonymous asked:

What sort body type do you think Elektra should have? Height? Muscle and fat? Scars, etc? I kinda figured 5'5" - 5'8".

  • miller based her look on a female body builder called lisa lyon so like she definitely should definitely look like she can kick your ass. not overly buff bc she’s stealth and speed too like lean but well built maybe??? arms particularly. for stabbing
  • def not skinny but her build would be more muscle than fat bc naturally she does a lot of exercise w the whole assassin/vigilante thing
  • i can recall a few times where she’s mentioned to be pretty scarred so definitely that too, even if just from the skrull thing when she was abducted n tested on and then obvs the bullseye murder scar. i feel like her face would be less scarred because she has to do disguise stuff and a beaten up face wouldnt blend in so well
  • i like her taller than average because i feel like she should be super threatening and imposing so somewhere toward 5′8 seems about right. taller than a lot of dudes
How Best To Harass Your Local Civil Servant

Since @beesmygod​​ has been posting a lot about bothering your local elected representative, I thought I should help a little as someone who understands government work. I live & work outside of the US, but I suspect this is applicable to many local & state/provincial governments.

ALWAYS REQUEST A CALLBACK

  • If you want someone to actually look at your issue, to do more than write “Feedback noted” in a complaint system resolution field, ask for a callback. Demand a callback. You can ask for an email too, but I will be blunt: the effort that is put into returning an email is less than half of the effort you force me to put in when I call someone back.
  • Pick a phone number you will be reached at during 9-5 hours (b/c that’s when government workers do their callbacks). Calls are what I recommend simply because a call requires that person to put more effort into addressing your complaint even before they pick up the phone. They have to do more than send a pre-written email template to brush you off, and it allows you to actively engage back with them rather than starting from square one when you send a return email and end up in the system at the bottom of the queue again.
  • If you go with an email, pick an email address that you check regularly. You can even make a professional looking email address for your complaints, which is guaranteed to get better answers than if you ask someone to email xxbigdaddysephirothxx@gmail.com
  • When you make your complaint, ask what the time you can expect to wait is, and if you don’t hear back by that length of time, call back and raise hell over it. If there is a ticket system of some kind for tracking complaints (and there usually is when we’re talking government work and accountability), ask for your ticket number. Keep it on hand. Keep all of your numbers on hand.
  • Be prepared for a callback. Have your feedback/goals already written down somewhere you can easily pull up on the fly so you don’t get caught flatfooted. Don’t get sidetracked. Stay on point and have a clear end goal - you want to see your local representative support a specific bill, you want them to issue a statement on a subject.
  • Get a name. Get a phone number you can call them back at. Make them accountable for anything they say or promise.
  • DO NOT USE ABUSIVE LANGUAGE. DO NOT MAKE THREATS OF VIOLENCE. If you use abusive language, I don’t have to engage with you. In fact, if what you write is vile enough, I can refuse to answer future complaints from you. So be passionate, be angry, be uncompromising, but keep that language clean and keep it clear of threats. I can’t do anything to get rid of someone who is pissed but does not cross the line.

I answer a lot of dumb complaints in my particular field. After a while, it gets easy to start tuning complaints out and assuming that people are just mad for no good reason. Callbacks force me to engage. They force me to look into a problem before I call someone back - to actually investigate instead of assuming. It’s harder to tune someone out when you’re holding me accountable.

I pay attention to the small details.
I might ask you if something is wrong just because I noticed a slight change in your tone of voice.
Or maybe you looked at me differently, and I’ll spend the rest of the day trying to figure out what I did wrong.
You need to know that my mind runs a million miles an hour,
You might have to grab my hand and tell me to slow down.
I’m a closed book.
I’ll only talk if you ask me to.
Otherwise I could sit there and listen to you talk for hours.
I tend to help others more than I help myself.
Sometimes I forget about that.
You’ll have to ask me how I’m doing every once in a while.
I promise I’ll appreciate it a lot.
I’m indecisive about everything,
But I can tell you I never once was about you.
I can also be very independent.
That doesn’t mean I don’t need you,
I’ll always need you.
—  a few things you should know about me
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Hello guys! I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do studying tips so here it is! I am by no means an expert but as a student, I wrote this based on what I’ve learnt as I struggled and pulled myself through my school life!

 KNOW YOUR STRENGTH & WEAKNESSES

As a student, I personally feel that it’s most important to know where your forte lies. By identifying your weakness you would know the subjects that you should tackle rather than focusing on the thing you’re already familiar with. You should spend more time on your weaker areas compared to your strong one, however do not get complacent!!!

 TIME MANAGEMNET

 Studying for exams are always a race against time, thus mapping out the things you should do is always important. I don’t have a strict time schedule where I allocate certain timing for my subjects; however, I do time myself when I do papers. For example, when I was doing math papers as revision for o levels, the duration given for one Emath paper was 2 hours. Thus, when I practiced and did my papers, I would only give myself 1 and half hours. This will train me to do my papers faster with maximum accuracy. You’re also required to have a good grasp of your subject to be able to complete questions faster.

SLEEP & EAT WELL

Somehow during exam periods, a lot of my friends start sacrificing their sleep and food to study. And I can’t emphasize enough how wrong this is. Most of my friends, who do this, end up making more careless mistakes in their paper and thus winding up with lower marks. Lack of sleep is a serious flaw and can jeopardize you paper immensely. If you’re tired, rest; don’t try to push yourself because your brain won’t be able to absorb the information any longer. It’s the same situation with the food, if you sacrifice your meals, you may end up getting gastric that may just affect your performance during the paper.

MAKE NOTES

Well duh right? Everyone makes notes, but more importantly, you need to make notes that you would want to read. As much as the process of writing and remembering is important, if you like the way you notes look, you’ll feel more inclined to read it. Thus, this is partially why I enjoy making notes that look pretty to me.

 TAKE BREAKS

 Never ever forget to take breaks. I’d recommend a 15minutes break every 2 hours. Pushing yourself to sit there continuously will only cause you to lose focus, causing you to become restless. Different people have different attention span, thus never ever compare yourself to your friends and force yourself to sit down and study as long they do. Find out what works for you and what doesn’t.

 LISTENING TO MUSIC

 I looooove music. But I have to admit, listening to music while I’m trying to memorize some lit quotes, isn’t working out for me. Thus, I don’t recommend listening to music as you’re trying to absorb content heavy subjects. However, if its question based subjects like math, by all means. Check out my studying playlist!

 KNOW YOURSELF

 You need to know what method helps you work best. Writing? Auditory? Everyone has a different style of learning that works best for him or her. Some people need to read their content out loud for themselves to hear before they can memorize, however this does not work for everyone. Maybe you’re the type that needs to draw diagrams to colour code your notes. Whichever the case is, its best to know yourself, and the style of learning that best suits you.

 STRESS MANAGEMENT

 Stress isn’t necessarily bad. A little bit of stress can get you off your lay bum and to start doing some work. However, being overly stressed will just backfire and may cause anxiety problems. This is why it’s essential to keep a healthy balance of work and play. Don’t overwork yourself and drive yourself into a corner, this isn’t healthy for you or your studies. Taking conscious effort to distress can help keep a pleasant attitude and mind that’s good for learning. 

DELETE DISTRACTIONS

If you find yourself being constantly distracted by your phone or a particular app, delete it. Lock your phone in the drawer or temporarily delete your social media apps. Downloading focus aps can help you too. Apps like helps block access to some websites can restrain you from falling back into the trap that is distractions.

DESIRE TO SUCCEED

 It is important that you’re doing all this for yourself. Not your parent. Not anyone else, but you. If you lack the desire to get good grades and do well, it’ll definitely be tough finding the motivation to do anything. You don’t have to like studying, but you at least have to want getting good grades. If you desire to have straight As, you’ll naturally fell more inclined to do something to help you get it. However, its also important to set realistic goals. It’s impossible for you to jump from a F9 to A1 in a month. Set practical goals and take baby steps to get there.

 PROCRASTINATION

 Well, procrastination can be a bitch. I started my studyblr account during my o level periods because seeing other people’s notes made me want to study. You should find a way to help YOU counter your procrastination tendencies.

 All in all, studying is something very unique and personalized. What works for me may not work for you, but if you keep working hard. No goal is ever too far. Thank you for reading!

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Language learning advice I should give myself more often

- I did not start speaking a single word of my NATIVE language until after 1 year.

- Language learning is not a race, it is a new way of life.

- Some times I will feel like I’ve made lots of progress, other times I will feel like I’ve gone 10 steps back. It’s all relative.

- Stop expecting to make leaps and bounds in a day’s work.

- I still encounter words in my native language, after 20 years, which I do not know.

- BEING UNDERSTOOD IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT.

- I would not think someone struggling to speak my native language is stupid, so native speakers of my target language would not think the same either.

- I know you say “I’ll never need to know this word” but honestly if you’re aiming for a high level of “”“”fluency“”“”, please learn it.

- “Fluency” is too broad a term and not a clear goal to aim for.

- Even native speakers make mistakes.

- If the content I am learning is too simple, I am not challenging myself.

- “If you do the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll always get the same results.”

- Don’t be ashamed for having an accent.

- I will one day in the distant future look back and think how amazing the journey to learn my language was.

- The journey is always more exciting than the destination.

- Speech between 2 native speakers is one of, if not the, hardest things to understand. Do not be disheartened.

Headcanon that Yurio tries to cook pirozhki bc he wants to give them to his grandpa but fails numerous time and it’s getting pretty stressed about it when Otabek calls him to hang out, Yurio accepts bc at least he’ll be away from the kitchen and all the failures. While they’re hanging out Otabek notices Yurio is more angry than usual and asks him what’s going on, Yurio says it’s none of his business so Otabek it’s just like “…okay” and decides to just leave it like that. He knows that Yurio will tell him when he’s ready. So after a couple hours Yurio opens up and tells Otabek about the kitchen situation. Otabek just goes “uhm, i see” but that’s all of it. Until the next morning, when he randomly appears in front of Yurio’s door with bags of ingredients and when Yurio’s about to close the door in his face, he asks why did he even bother to come so Otabek says “it looked like it was pretty important for you, besides, i seem to have more patience for this stuff than you” and Yurio’s scolding himself in his mind and using all his self control not to kick him right in the face, but he leaves Otabek in and they start reading a bunch of recipes online while Yurio’s trying to remember the way his grandpa did them. It took them a couple tries and many frustrated rants from Yurio but after a whole day in the kitchen they made a pretty good imitation of Yurio’s Grandpa’s Pirozhki. “These are really good, Yuri” “I know, right? But they’re not as good as my grandpa’s!! Just wait until you try them!” “Are you inviting me to Moscow?” “Uh—”

There isn’t a lot I can say about this that hasn’t already been said, better, by people who are way cooler and more well-spoken than me.  But if there’s even one person out there who wasn’t planning on voting but might be persuaded to do so by a drawing of two cute dragons saying they should… I would regret it if I didn’t draw the dragons.

So get out there and vote!

Hey y'all i just wanted to share my full Miracuclass Zine ( @miracuclasszine ) piece cause im actually super proud of it !!
It took a lot more time than I was expecting and is generally something kinda different than what I usually do. All of which is why I havent updated Miraculous Night at all lol. (I have a couple pages almost done worry not)

All of the artwork in the Zine is centered around the character’s civilian life & their class and friends outside of their superheroing activities, and features pretty much every kid. The artwork is excellent, and is full of cute and funny moments.

Anyway regardless, yall should definitely look into getting the full zine (more info here: @miracuclasszine ) if you wanna see this & other pieces in their full high quality glory lol,,,, it’s pay what you want, but all donations go towards UNICEF & their humanitarian charity work, so it’s really a good cause.

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2017 MONSTA X YEAR PLAN

SHOWNU

JAN: Study Japanese
FEB: Practice how to take a selca
MAR: Pick a member to test makeup on (Mission)
APR: Read a book in spring
MAY: Write a report about the book I read in April
JUN: Diet in summer
JUL: How much weight did I manage to lose? … Continue working hard
AUG: Should I do a song cover?
SEP: Do a Vlive alone while singing (Mission)
OCT: Talk a lot by myself for more than one hour on V App (Mission)
NOV: Prepare for winter
DEC: Prepare for a good year-end stage and end (the year) nicely!

WONHO

JAN: The start of V App solo broadcast! To visit Brother Su and compose something and to eat chicken during January
FEB: To work hard and to work out it will be busy! Until the closed doors to my heart opens~
MAR: To hang the national flag on Independence Day / To frequently go drink my mom’s coffee because I feel sorry I can’t see her often.
APR: Should I sing one song together with Hyunwoo?
MAY: Because the weather will be nice so to ride bicycles with Kihyun and talk about the past as well as constructive things and to upload a proof picture as a present.
JUN: To coordinate the members from head to toe (T/N: outfits) and upload a picture together Because of you I can’t breathe properly. It seems like you are the whole universe. In all of those stars I’ll find you. Me~ (Mission)
JUL: To do a whole day V App with Monbebe (Mission)
AUG: Am I doing V App well up until now? Did I neglect it? Did I show more of myself to Monbebes?
SEP: To record in my way all the new memories made and to show you guys
OCT: To take care of our body (T/N: health)
NOV: I don’t know until where my voice will reach but it’s okay even if it doesn’t reach far. Even if it’s just you listening beside me I’ll keep singing
DEC: It’s cold but December is shining brightly. I’ll give that beauty to my fans who always look at me and love me

MINHYUK

JAN: To do my best for everything to have a great start for a new year / To celebrate Kyunnie and Mr. Chae birthdays
FEB: To start my project to gain weight
MAR: To continue my weight gaining project favourably / To celebrate Ho hyung’s birthday
APR: Yellow ribbon
MAY: To contact my family frequently and tell them that I love them
It’s our debut anniversary hug the monsters
JUN: To celebrate Bear hyung’s birthday
JUL: To think of high school for the entire day
AUG: To upload many selcas
SEP: To celebrate Monbebe’s birthday because you’re 2 years old call me oppa~
OCT: To take photos of the fireworks festival to show Monbebes / To celebrate Honey’s birthday
NOV: To receive congratulatory messages on my birthday / And celebrate Kihyun’s birthday next
To take pictures of the maple festival to show Monbebes
DEC: To meet eyes with Monbebes

KIHYUN

JAN: To work hard to become a pretty-skin boy that I almost became last year but failed
FEB: To make my very own photo album
MAR: To cover a song and give it to Monbebes as a present
APR: To release 20 selcas
MAY: To watch and review 10 movies
JUN: To take a photo tour (T/N: travelling)
JUL: To do a V App while going as far as I can on a bicycle
AUG: To upload a picture of me playing a prank on Monbebes’ favourite members while they’re asleep
SEP: If Kihyun’s Self Cook Cook is still on-going then I’ll cook!
OCT: Making a new dish that is named after Monbebes
NOV: It’s my birthday I’ll take photos and upload it together with a letter as a present to Monbebes
DEC: Kihyun who takes pictures! Monsta X’s Season Greetings that’s taken by Kihyun! (Mission)

HYUNGWON

JAN: Goal for the entire year is to gain weight. Eat sushi
FEB: Do a lying-down broadcast
MAR: To show Monbebes through a video how I look like playing billiards
APR: Doing a eating V App broadcast alone (Mission)
MAY: To wake up early and upload a video of me waking up the other members (Mission)
JUN: To do a mid-check for my weight gaining project
JUL: To frequently upload selcas on the Fancafe (Mission)
AUG: Since it’s summer, to eat bibim-noodles! To show Monbebes!
SEP: To ask Kihyun to make chilli prawns
OCT: To get a recommended menu list from Monbebes and eat the dishes
NOV: To write a poem
DEC: To confirm that I gained weight

JOOHEON

JAN: Think about how this year is going to go by while thinking of Monbebes
FEB: To compose
MAR: Write a song that suits spring
APR: Rap classroom (Mission)
MAY: Monsta X’s birthday. Anticipate!
JUN: To practice singing and show Monbebes
JUL: To show new aegyo
AUG: To compose a congratulatory song for Monbebes’ birthday. Really want to do this ㅠㅠ (Mission)
SEP: To let Monbebes hear the Monbebes’ birthday congratulatory song
OCT: My birthday! Monbebes, congratulate me
NOV: Honeyplayer attack!!!
DEC: To spend a warm Christmas with Monbebes

I.M

JAN: To make a new plan for 2017
FEB: I feel like I’ll be busy preparing for something
MAR: I want to see many flowers with Monbebes
APR: It’s April (T/N: Sa-wol in Korean) so I’ll tell the people around me that I love them (SA-ranghae)
MAY: 14th May our debut day! To gather Monsta X members and play happily~
JUN: It’s already half of this year so should I release a song?
JUL: To have a game battle with Minhyuk hyung (Mission)
AUG: Summer is here Monsta X will become hotter
SEP: 9th September 99 (T/N: Gugu in Korean) I want to become a pigeon gugugu
OCT: It’s Thanksgiving~!! This time I’ll be a magpie
NOV: 11th November I like pepero day too but there’s also chopsticks day
As a way to preserve the culture should I go to Samcheongdong?
DEC: I think it’ll be busy preparing for year-end. Another year went by already

trans credit: kinghyungwon

college jungkook

Originally posted by jeonify

  • first things first
  • i wanna start a seventeen au blog? because my faves??
  • and then everyone will only request like wonwoo and vernon and joshua and jihoon
  • but SURPRISE I ONLY WRITE FOR THE PERFORMANCE UNIT BECAUSE THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND LOVELY AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
  • okay anyway
  • jeongguk
  • my son jeongguk
  • he’s like i’m a pretty intelligent kid,,, i should go to college
  • definitely wanna avoid stuff with english because gross that’s such a weird language like what’s up with this i before e that has more exceptions than words that follow the rule??
  • and idioms wth
  • definitely don’t wanna do something with math better to avoid at all costs actually
  • probably wanna avoid something that has a lot of hard complicated formulas too
  • tbh jeongguk is really thinking art but then people tell him he’s gonna starve on the street because people nowadays don’t value culture and aesthetics and put money before everything
  • so jeongguk is like well the only valid option would obviously be
  • biochemical engineering
  • that’s right my dudes
  • and his parents are like dude wth that’s like combining all the things you specifically said you don’t wanna do in the future but when jeongguk gets his mind set on something, well damn he gets his mind set on something and now jeongguk can think of nothing better to do then biochemical engineering
  • he’s like wow i cannot wait to *googles what biochemical engineering majors actually do*
  • and his family is so so concerned but they’re like whatever we will let him live his dreams tbh,,,
  • honestly i can see ouran au in the near future…
  • but anyway!!
  • jeongguk is like um yikes well community college does not have my major so it’s probably a good idea to apply for some universities
  • tbh jeongguk doesn’t even mean to apply for an american school, he thinks the school that he’s looking at is an international school in korea?? but no no no it’s a school off in the grand old USA, and he doesn’t seem to get that fact
  • so boy done applies there, not realizing what the heck he’s signed up for
  • surprise, guess what school ends up giving him the most money
  • that’s right, the american one does
  • and that’s when jeongguk realizes that the school is in america because wait just one minute here that picture on this email most definitely looks like the statue of liberty
  • i could really see jeongguk doing college in new york because wow!! he is such a lively and fun-loving, confident kid and new york city is my favorite place in the world i’ve been there twice so i can say that in all confidence
  • but like also it has so much to do so his thirst for adventure and fun would never be quenched and he would always have something to do?
  • from like going to the famous museums or shopping downtown or all those wild food trucks?? and also like broadway my love omg
  • and so for this au he goes to american school in new york!! his parents are so willing to send him over tbh because new york is rad and in this au he has like an aunt and uncle over there who live like three hours away or something so his family know that he always has someone to count on if he ever needs someone\
  • he also has another person to count on,,,
  • his roommate,,,
  • park jimin,,,
  • it is to be noted that this isn’t in relation to the other college au’s because i am so inconsistent :)
  • anyway jeongguk flies over and he’s like wow college i am in love except he gets lost on the way to his dorm tbh and he probably ends up knocking on the wrong dorm door and he walks in on seokjin,,, standing there shirtless,,, taking selfies
  • and jeongguk is liKE OMG HI THERE UM YIKES GOTTA BLAST
  • and jin is pretty chill he gets all red but he’s like “um,,, you aren’t taehyung?”
  • “no i’m jeon jeongguk, i thought this was my room but i guess nOT”
  • and jin is like mom mode activated and he’s like hold lemme get a shirt on and then i can help you find your actual dorm there child
  • jeongguk gets all pouty and he crosses his arms over his chest like i am not a child i am an adult okay
  • but nah jeongguk is still a baby
  • anyway jin is like oh you’re roommates with jimin, that’s awesome, he’s such a sweetheart he’s in wellness walking club with me and we have acapella and cooking clubs together, and also-
  • jin is interrupted because jimin comes to the door and his eyes are all red and puffy and he sniffles “oh you’re here seokjin.”
  • and jin is like !!!
  • and jeongguk is like ???
  • jimin is all upset because he thought his roommate wasn’t gonna show up and he was gonna be alone the entire year and when he sees that jeongguk is his roommate he like tackles him and he’s smiling and jeongguk is screaming that he’s being attacked
  • but him and jimin are actually really close and they love each other very much and they spend nights talking about their crushes and sneaking taehyung into their room and talking about life back home and their families
  • jeongguk probably gets into a lot of clubs he seems like someone who would spread himself thin trying to do everything
  • he would definitely be in anime club
  • there is no doubt about it and everyone there worships him because he’s hot as hell and they probably try to make him get up and cosplay as something dumb like sasuke or something
  • can he be ritsu kassanoda too yikes
  • yes he can it’s my au
  • okay besides weeb club he would be in the wellness walking club which will now make an appearance in every single au i write
  • also ends up joining the soccer team okay and he plays goalie and damn he’s amazing he pitches shut out after shut out and his coach is like man how’d you get so good at this?? what kind of prodigy school did you go to?
  • and jeongguk just smirks like “dancing”
  • he would be on the dance team with hoseok and jimin too when it’s the “off season” for soccer (but when is there actually an off season)
  • goes to meditation club but nobody knows about this one tbh because like wow yes he’s a genius and yes he’s an amazing soccer player
  • but damn his major is hard and he does so much on top of school that he totally wears himself out but he doesn’t know how to say no to people or put himself and his health first sometimes
  • he’s not very good at sharing his feelings either so everyone always thinks he’s confident, smiling jeongguk when in reality he’s struggling to keep it together
  • and that my friends, is where you come in
  • you and jeongguk have art history together right?
  • you have this little baby crush on jeongguk right because who wouldn’t, he’s absolutely stunning?
  • but he has little everyone fawning over him and you’re like there is no way that he would notice me in a class this size, with people like that ogling over him? like what the heck
  • okay but class is ending and you need to talk to your professor really quick so you’re in no rush to pack up your bags
  • you kinda notice jeongguk taking his time too? but you’re like maybe he needs something too
  • but then there’s this loud thud and you spin around and jeongguk is on the floor, totally unconscious
  • you scream a bit and run over to him and you kneel on the ground and you shake him gently but boy is gone, he is completely passed out
  • your professor is calling someone to come and collect him or something??
  • you keep shaking him and calling his name and you’re like omg please be okay please be okay
  • the professor is like the phone isn’t working i’m gonna run and get someone please wait here with him
  • and he rushes out the door
  • you keep shaking jeongguk and you’re so stressed out but luckily for you he seems to be coming to his senses
  • yah, he’s definitely stirring and you can hear his breathing start to pick up
  • you help him up and you put his head on your lap so that he’s more comfortable and stuff
  • idk i’ve never passed out, only like for a few seconds so
  • but anyway his eyelids flutter open and maybe he wasn’t as knocked out at you thought he was?
  • he looks up at you and he smiles so softly and you can tell that he’s very confused and still out of it and you’re not even sure he’s actually awake?? and like mentally conscious??
  • “oh my god are you okay”
  • he nods and he closes his eyes again but he seems more aware and like awake??
  • “i forgot to eat” he mumbles and he exhales real slow
  • when the paramedics come, jimin is in tow
  • and yes, he confirms that now that he thinks about it, jeongguk hadn’t been eating, he was so busy with schoolwork and extracurriculars
  • poor jimin blames himself and jeongguk weakly tells him that he’s perfect and fine and did nothing wrong
  • they leave with jeongguk right?
  • jimin turns to you and he gives you a tight hug and you’re like !!!
  • “you saved my best friend oh my god thank you so much”
  • he gives you his number so he can update you about jeongguk and keep you posted about everything
  • jimin does just that tbh and he’s always like here is a picture of me and jeongguk snuggling in bed, because he needs more protection
  • here’s another picture, but this time i am spoon feeding jeongguk with jin, see him in the background
  • here’s a picture of yoongi using jeongguk as a human mattress!!
  • you feel like you get to know all of them through the updates and everything and it’s super sweet!!
  • one day, you’re chilling in the library, and someone comes and sits across from you and you’re like lmao stranger danger
  • you look up and there is none other than the jeon jeongguk
  • he has a breathe right strip on his nose and his hair is tucked back under a beanie and he’s wearing a flannel and doc martens and it’s a nice look
  • you get all blushy and you’re like wowow hi there!!
  • he smiles that bunny smile and you’re melting because is he even real probably not yikes
  • he has something in his hand and he hands it over to you and it’s this little plastic bag and inside are these totally misshapen cookies?
  • “seokjin helped me make ‘em. they taste better than they look, i swear they do”
  • you’re all !! because that’s so sweet you hope they aren’t poisoned lmao yikes
  • so you take them and he kinda gets all shy “yah thanks fo real though”
  • man i had a college au and yoongi took lots of pictures of jeongguk and i’m getting flashbacks’
  • “oh, thanks for putting up with jimin too, he can be so extra sometimes”
  • somewhere in the distance jimin feels a sudden pang in his chest
  • “well i wasn’t gonna let you die out,,, on the floor,,,”
  • and he laughs and you’ve never heard a more angelic sound before and suddenly things seem okay
  • after that you and jeongguk are close
  • buds even
  • usually when you guys hang it’s in the bangtan group setting though because he’s not one for one on one relationships, not this early in the game
  • he thrives off other people and the attention that people give him?
  • he loves the group setting, because let’s face it, jeongguk stands out
  • looks, personality, talent, he’s above average
  • he likes being in the group because it obviously sets him apart and he wants that
  • because he’s been into you low key for a while too
  • like every lecture he would shamelessly check you out and he’s so happy that you’re so thorough with your notes?
  • like he knew about you, you’re so cute and wonderful and such a sweetheart and he believes it’s fate that brought you together that day even if the circumstances were kinda !!
  • so now you two have each other in the same friend group and jeongguk could ask for nothing better
  • because yes he wants to date you and kiss your face all over but he also needs the time to get to know you better
  • but he never misses an opportunity to do things with you
  • he always invites you to his games and you probably wear his jacket to everyone and he’s like internally dying on the field because wow you guys look like an official couple he’s in love!
  • he would probably take you to broadway like save up a lot of money and give you tickets for your birthday or something??
  • and you two see wicked and you look so couply that old people just look on you and smile happily
  • tbh at the end of defying gravity he ends up sobbing his eyes out and he goes on this rant about how elphaba isn’t even the evil one, she’s just misunderstood by society and he’s having a fit and the only way you can get him to calm down is by hugging him tight and stroking his hair and whispering to him
  • what a hot mess
  • he always loves taking you to the art museums!!
  • i think jeongguk would really be into modern art because he loves loves loves seeing what the younger generation can do, and the things that set us all apart from our parents and grandparents and everything
  • but he also loves all the ancient classics and he’s especially fascinated by greek sculptures??
  • he always brings his sketchbooks to the museums and draws everything he sees
  • and then he would turn to you and be like well this is great and all but “you’re the real artwork here”
  • he would wink and smirk at you and you would roll your eyes because flirt alert
  • that rhymed lmao good one ally
  • he loves taking you shopping too and he’s like well time to spend all my money,,, on things i don’t need,,,
  • he’s such a shoe person you cannot convince me otherwise
  • he gets you matching doc martens and hoseok is like smh you two are so in love
  • he loves trying to impress you with all this hardcore engineering stuff and you’re like wow buddy, maybe if i was, idk, smart, this would make more sense
  • “i’m gonna genetically engineer my dog to speak”
  • “i’m gonna report you to the government”
  • tbh he’s such a child
  • he drags you to anime club and he’s like well i guess we gotta cosplay now,,, cosplay a cute couple cosplay,,, even though we aren’t dating because i’m afraid of forming attachments to people,,,
  • im not saying tamaharu
  • but im saying tamaharu
  • tbh it’s been like four years? three years? since i actually watched anime like idk who anyone is
  • but he would also love bringing you out to the soccer field and like no matter what level you are in the sport he’s like practice with me
  • and he would get all heart eyes when you kick the ball and he saves the goals
  • and whenever you would score on him he would start laughing and then chase you around and when he caught you he would pick you up and spin you around
  • also forces you to come to the gym
  • tbh it’s mostly so he can sit there and bench like two twenty and impress you
  • you always make sure he doesn’t spread himself too thin
  • like one time
  • jeongguk joined a club he’s not really into but he’s way too sweet to say no, right?
  • it’s like something really ugh like maybe cross country
  • and he kinda stops showing up because he’s exhausted and he doesn’t have time and he can barely get himself to eat let alone get up and go running
  • they keep texting him and the poor baby cannot say no so he’s sitting on your bed, crying as he’s pulling on running shoes
  • and you’re heart is breaking because jeongguk always puts others first and he always puts on this happy face and nobody really knows that things get to him
  • so you grab the phone and you call that number
  • “look here you carton of rotten milk, jeongguk has politely told you at least a million times that right now isn’t a good time for him? can you not respect that? i know your little team might fall to piece without him, but he’s gonna break into a million if he doesn’t get a break anytime soon. please leave him alone or else all hell will break loose, thank you!”
  • after that, nobody pushes jeongguk to do things he’s not up to
  • and after that, you, jimin, seokjin, and yoongi all get matching jackets that say “jeongguk protection squad” on the back and you all have different colors and they have flowers on them and they’re really cute!!
  • okay but like you and jeongguk flirt with each other like nobody’s business
  • and you’re like wow maybe one of us should confess,,,
  • jeongguk is like lmao nOPE
  • because yes he really really really likes you but i don’t see him as someone really eager to form romantic relationships just because wow those require a lot of work and i think jeongguk would be scared that maybe he would end up doing all the work in the sense he loves more than the other person
  • like what if he’s willing to love unconditionally, and you’re not?
  • he doesn’t want heartbreak, oh no, not at the college level
  • he’s gotta focus on his job and his future and yes he wants you to be a part of his future, but no he doesn’t want to have his future crashing down because he loved too much
  • but boy makes a dumb mistake
  • there’s an on campus art show!!
  • and remember how i said jeongguk draws everything he sees
  • well jeongguk draws you, a lot
  • like whenever you two are chilling or studying, down at the museum, waiting for one of jin’s swim matches to start
  • and there’s one drawing he’s really fond of in particular?
  • and it’s titled my love right
  • it’s a water color piece of you and it’s from this one day he took you to see the stars out in this little grotto near the edge of town
  • and as you stared on at the constellations in awe, he sketched you lovingly and-
  • that’s what he chooses to enter and there’s lot of stars in the background in dark hues but your face and clothes and hair, they’re all in warm colors, like reds and pinks and oranges and yellows? just to make it different and to have this neat contrast going on
  • but your eyes, he makes them the same colors as the stars and they look like they have stars in them, but why wouldn’t they? that’s how jeongguk views you anyhow
  • boy totally forgets that you of all people, would maybe show up to the art show!
  • jeongguk hangs low the night of the art show because he’s humble and gets so sheepish when dealing with compliments, because he has a lot of stuff up
  • but that piece, it’s in the front of the room in a large frame and it’s like really showcased
  • taehyung and jimin know all about it right,,,
  • so they call you up and they’re like you wanna go to the art show with us? yoongi has some pictures in there, and i heard they have free cake
  • you’re like lmao why wouldn’t i go,,,
  • so you do go
  • and you’re browsing all the art and you’re blown away by it all
  • one of yoongi’s pictures captioned “young love” sends a chill down your spine though because that’s a picture of you and jeongguk’s matching shoes sprawled out across your dorm floor along with art history notes and energy bar wrappers
  • as you meander through the exhibits, jimin and taehyung get more and more giddy and excited and you kinda- are you five or something
  • but they will not tell you what they’re so excited about and you’re like okay i see how things are gonna be
  • you huff and wander off by yourself because wow they’re being kinda suspicious and yoongi’s picture is still kinda got you in a weird mood
  • you wanna text jeongguk about it
  • so you pull out your phone and you go to text him but then someone tugs on your sleeve
  • it’s a girl, you think like maybe the grade under you?
  • she kinda stands there silently, staring at you and you get all embarrassed like maybe she has the wrong person?
  • but then she asks “hey, are you the one in the big painting up there?”
  • your brows furrow because okay what big painting, this night is getting weirder and weirder so you ask what she means and she takes you by the wrist and drags you over to the painting
  • and low and behold, it is you
  • you cover your mouth with your hands and just stare at it because it’s so much to take in
  • between the way it look slike aesthetically to how accurate it is to like, the actual like, message behind the painting?
  • tbh you probably tear up and you just can’t even think straight because this is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  • you’re like what do i do, what do i do
  • you don’t even need to think much about it after that like you just grab your things and you race out of there
  • jeongguk is eating ice cream and playing pokemon on his DS
  • you’re out of breath and you kinda jam your key in the door and you rush in
  • jeongguk is startled to see you because he thought you were with jimin and taehyung the entire night?
  • but nah, here you are, up in his room, looking like a total hot mess
  • “hey, what’s up with you?’
  • and you’re like just be normal, just be normal
  • “jeon jeongguk i’m in love with you too”
  • yes, nailed it
  • jeongguk chokes on his ice cream and you’re like omG
  • but he starts laughing soon after “i think i need cpr”
  • “IM BEING SERIOUS”
  • “and im being serious, come over here and kiss me”
  • and then you two kiss all mushy and he’s really clumsy and it’s really sloppy but you like it because he pulls you down on the bed with him and runs his hands through your hair
  • you two spend the rest of the night cuddling and he names his pokemon after you and tbh he gets a little too overboard with the affection and when jimin comes back he walks in and jeongguk peppering your face with kisses
  • he tells jin and jin promptly calls jeongguk to give him the relationship safety one oh one talk
  • he makes jeongguk put it on speaker so you can hear it tbh
  • cutest couple ever
  • like he shows you at least twenty seven sketchbooks filled with drawings of you
  • okay but imagine like they win a big soccer game and they hoist goalie jeongguk up on their shoulders all cute
  • and he wriggles to get down and he runs over and pulls you into a long dramatic kiss instead
  • all his teammates get the big cooler and dump it over the two of you
  • tells you that he will genetically alter your kids so that they all look like him and you’re like who said i wanna have kids with your coconut head self
  • besides you’ll be in jail before that happens
  • say he’s gonna try to genetically alter himself that he can grow a few more inches and you just say you’re leaving the dorm to take a nap with yoongi or something and he gets SO offended
  • he gets a jacket that has your name and then protection squad on it tbh and you two always match
  • you always make sure that he is healthy and he always makes sure that you are protected
  • probably does squats with you on his back like he did with yoongi
  • and loves you unconditionally tbh the end