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Yuri on Ice interview translation - CREA 2017/03 (p32-33)

This is the full interview with Mitsurou Kubo published on CREA. I actually wanted to translate all the YOI interviews together but some translations going around urged me to post this one before the others, as I wouldn’t be able to finish everything tonight.

It’s not really an interview, it’s more like a partial interview and a short commentary of each episode.

The other 4 short interviews are with Kenji Miyamoto (choreographer), Eiji Abiko & Junpei Tatenaka (figure skating animators), Yuuko Sagiri (original costume designer), Keisuke Tominaga (music producer). I will try to post them tomorrow night if I can finish them.

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The reality as expressed by 5 people who created “Yuri on Ice”

Reality #1: Story x Mitsurou Kubo

“The reality of emotions” is what Kubo-san gave most importance to when she created the manga storyboard for this series. “Simply listing up the contents of the skaters’ programs and their score and connecting them together is not going to create something emotional. In my storyboard I tried to convey the feelings of all athletes, not just Yuuri, with their performances, to express them carefully, so that other skaters who watch them will in turn be influenced by them like in a chain reaction.”
An important tool to express those feelings are the monologues that can be heard during the programs, blended in harmony with the performance.
“Watching the footage of the choreographies by Kenji Miyamoto-sensei I realized that, even though he simply created them based on the songs, in many cases they perfectly match the athlete’s feelings too. I was so moved and thought that Kenji-sensei is an amazing person.”
As the series is pursuing reality, it does not contain any unrealistic techniques.
“If we had included something over-the-top people would have just said ‘that’s unreal’, so I thought that it was better to just go a little ahead of reality, and consulted with many people to decide the difficulty of the techniques to use. However, shortly thereafter real life skaters actually surpassed that level, which really surprised me. We did decide the level knowing that it would be surpassed one day, but we didn’t think it would happen so soon!”
The writer Mitsurou Kubo also needed a lot of courage to portray Yuuri determined to win for love.
“On the ice rink you can express anything, and that’s why, even if I had never thought about what true love is or represented it before, I decided to try my hand at openly depicting love as fiction. As a result, I myself was encouraged by the story I wrote and felt that I could make a fresh start after that.”

“I ended up being encouraged by the story about love that I openly portrayed as fiction.”

Highlights of every episode by Mitsurou Kubo

#1 Nan no Piroshiki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final
“I want you to watch the best figure skating animation”
Before the series was broadcasted I was worried, because normally original anime not based on a previous work and airing late at night take a long time to catch the viewers’ attention. However, my fear was swept away by the extraordinary skating scenes of the first episode, and the show gained a good reputation right away. Stunning images can provide the best promotion.

#2 Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran
“Figure skaters feeling more familiar”
This part is set during the off-season in Yuuri’s hometown. If we had showed special people battling each other in a faraway place from the very start the viewers would never have felt close to them, therefore I decided to start the story with the Russians, Victor and Yurio, spending time in the onsen of the castle town Hasetsu, eating katsudon and spreading news via the SNS, so that they would feel more familiar to the audience.

#3 Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Taiketsu! Onsen on ICE
“You can feel the growth of Yuuri and Yurio”
Once the Grand Prix series starts no one can afford to lose anymore, so I created this provisional match between Yuuri and Yurio to emphasize their relationship as rivals but also as comrades. I also wanted to show that a competitive program is progressively brushed up during the season based on each athlete’s pace. Originally I also thought of showing Yurio’s mother rushing to the scene.

#4 Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program
“Yuuri and Victor gradually become closer”
In the process of completing the free skating program Yuuri and Victor become closer to each other, both as coach and student and as equals. Yuuri’s gesture of poking the top of Victor’s head has no logical meaning. I think it symbolizes how Yuuri, acting on an impulse, breaks his own shell and steps into the territory of the person that previously was only considered a living legend.

#5 Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai
“Check out the relationship between seniors and juniors”
Minami-kun, a skater that looks up to Yuuri, appears in this episode. I really like the scene where Yuuri, finally becoming aware that he is going to lead the current generation of Japanese skaters, silently hits Minami-kun’s back. As in the scene where he pokes Victor’s head, once again Yuuri uses a physical action, instead of logic or words, to try to communicate something. When it’s animated it looks really awesome.

#6 Kaimaku Grand Prix Series Yacchaina!! Chuugoku Taikai SP
“Check out Chris’ sexiness”
The tournament starts and many fascinating athletes make their appearances, but this episode is also an occasion to fully enjoy the charm of Chris’ ass. After watching Kenji-sensei’s choreography I decided to draw a beautiful ass in my storyboard, then its charm was further emphasized in the animation, and finally thanks to the voice actor’s absolutely sexy voice we could obtain the best ass animation ever.

#7 Kaimaku Grand Prix Series Yacchaina!! Chuugoku Taikai FS
“An FSP where Yuuri and Victor overcome their fears”
Yuuri and Victor were both anxious before the FS, and I feel that the strongly emotional scenes following that were represented in a very effective way. Regarding the last scene, I started receiving lots of questions from overseas, asking “Did Yuuri and Victor hug? Or was it a kiss?” and that’s when I realized how much the anime’s popularity had spread worldwide.

#8 Yuuri VS Yuri Osoroshia!! Russia Taikai SP
“JJ’s striking appearance is a must see”
This episode is where Jean-Jacques Leroy, aka JJ, one of the most likely candidates to win the gold medal, appears. What is scary about JJ is that he has the ability to paint any story in JJ color, overshadowing even the protagonist. Mamoru Miyano-san, the one who played his role, managed to take JJ to the next level with his natural personality and made him all the more convincing.

#9 Yuuri VS Yuri Osoroshia!! Russia Taikai FS
“When the absence of an important person makes you grow”
This episode is where Yuuri grows after fighting without Victor next to him. When we went location hunting at the Fukuoka airport there was a glassed-in corridor close to the arrival lobby, and as the director saw it she excitedly said “Yuuri and Victor are going to run side by side separated by the glass!”. I was like “they definitely are!”, and we started taking heaps of pictures. The airport is currently being remodeled and it’s not possible to recreate the scene.

#10 Chou Ganbaranba! Grand Prix Final Chokuzen Special
“Ordinary life episode the night before the last fight”
As the last part depicting ordinary life before the Grand Prix Final, I wanted to create a relaxing episode without skating scenes while at the same time introducing the athletes, but in the end so many things happened in it that no one could relax and I was told that even animating it was a pain. The ring Yuuri gave Victor also carries the meaning of a symbol that the two of them are like soul mates.

#11 Chou Chou Ganbaranba!! Grand Prix Final SP
“The speed leading to the last episode is impressive to watch”
The OP footage, that was gradually changed from episode 1 by adding colors, is finally complete. I was happy that we could welcome as voice actors Ken Gamada-san, who actually works as an MC in tournaments and ice shows, and Nobunari Oda-san as himself doing the commentary. With the pace of the story speeding up toward the finale, this episode was just chaos.

#12 Chou Chou Chou Ganbaranba!!! Grand Prix Final FS
“A final episode where you can catch a glimpse of everyone’s future”
Including Stéphane Lambiel-san’s debut as an anime seiyuu, which is something no one could have expected, the chaotic mixup of anime and reality reaches a climax in this episode. Beside the sense of fulfillment for the victory, I think that the contents also let you catch a glimpse of each character’s future. I was about to faint looking at the beauty of Victor’s tears.


Final note (this is just my opinion, it’s not part of the translation): There is a translation going around where the line about soul mates is translated as “proof”, but actually the word 証 (akashi) can have many different meanings, among which symbol/mark/token/proof/sign etc. In this case, I personally do not think it means “proof” (also to be honest when it’s “proof” usually they write it as 証拠 shouko). It’s more like symbol/token, as in “it’s meant to symbolize Yuuri and Victor’s deep bond that goes beyond a normal relationship”. Although the difference is only subtle, I still think it’s not the same. Also please understand that the Japanese word “soul mate” does not have the meaning that is used in fanfiction… I believe it’s actually the same in English too, but in normal conversation it means “two people that have a strong spiritual/emotional bond (that makes them suited for each other, be it either as friends or lovers)”, not “two people who were destined to be together from their previous life”. That is something you are free to imagine or fantasize about, however please do not twist the creators’ words just to fit people’s headcanons…

P.S.: And please do not misunderstand me. I love Victuuri, but I prefer to draw a line between canon and fanon, and I don’t really like it when words by the creators are “adapted” to accomodate people’s shipping ideas. I think what she says is deep enough even without mistranslating it anyway…

Don’t Deserve Me - Bryce Walker

Bryce Walker x reader

Request: “can you do one where the reader was dating [Bryce] and found out what he did and is horrified that she even dated him and apologizes to Jessica, Hannah’s parents, Hannah at her grave after dumping him in front of the entire school?”

WARNINGS: Cursing


Originally posted by irisgibbins

I woke up to sound of my phone ringing on my bed side table. I groan and grab it sitting up.

“Hello?” I said hoarsely.

“Heyyy sexy, wake your fine ass up!” Bryce screamed in my ear. It was obvious he was with his friends at 7 in the morning. I rolled my eyes, he always act different when he’s with them.

“First stop yelling, and why did you wake me up, I don’t have to be to school till 9:30 babe”

I get up since I’m already wide awake and click on my TV.

“Because I’m going to pick you up so we can come to my place first”

Really sex before school Bryce? Leave it to him to have dumb ideas

“No way babe, and plus I already said Tony can drive me.”

“Tony?” I heard his friends laughing in the background, “why is Tony giving you a ride home, you want to fuck him instead?”

Again I heard his friends laughing and I wanted to hang up the phone and call back when he’s by himself. 

“You sound stupid babe, Tony is gay.”

There was a silence followed by an “Oh.”

“Yeah, oh. But I’ll call you later cause I need to start getting ready since I’m already up.”

“Okay, text me when you get into that creeps car.”

Again I rolled my eyes cause now he’s just being an ass.

“Good-bye by Bryce, see you by your locker”

“Okay sex-”

I hang up and start making up my bed. When I heard the news talking about Hannah on the TV I froze. I turned it up and glued my eyes to the picture of the beautiful girl on the screen. Even after weeks, I still find myself crying. Me and Clay were so close to her. Hell, me and Jeff were the ones to practically throw them together. I didn’t even know she was down that path and I hated myself for it. What kind of friend doesn’t see when another needs help?

I wiped my face, not even realizing I was crying and started getting dressed. I went downstairs and made a quick bowl of cereal while I waited for Tony.

As I scrolled through my news feed seeing things like ‘Hannah Never Forgotten’ and “Always Remembered’ I laughed cause none of them even gave her the time of day. I then got a text from Tony saying he’s outside. I grab my bag and jog down the steps to his bright mustang. I open his door and is welcome by his smile.

“Hey T” I smile

“Hey y/n/n”

He drives off as we start small talking about stuff like his boyfriend and this crazy project Ms.Kirchen is having us doing. In the middle of our conversation, my phone starts blowing up with texts from Bryce. Tony’s face changed, but then again it always changes when I bring up anything about Bryce.

“Okay Tony, stop holding your tongue.”

“I don’t know what your talking about” 

“Your a terrible liar, I know you don’t like him. A lot of people don’t, but they don’t know the real him.”

“Y/n…”

“I mean come on he’s not that bad…”

“Y/n…”

“I mean sure he can be an ass sometimes but who isn’t…”

“Y/n….”

Everyone’s an ass, that’s what led Hannah t-”

“Y/N!!!”

I stopped rambling to catch my breath and hold my anger. The anger isn’t even towards Tony not liking Bryce. It’s to everything.

“I have to show you something” he whispers. 

“Show me what”

He doesn’t say anything, he just pulls the car over and goes through his car compartment. 

“Tony show me what?”

Again, total silence as he picks up some tape labeled ‘12′ and put it into his tape player. 

“Tony your worr-” my ears got the best of my mouth as I heard a voice I thought I’d never hear in my life. More importantly who the person was talking about.

It was Hannah….

Talking about Bryce.

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I storm into school, my faced painted in tears not even caring that people are staring at me. I need to find Bryce. Now. I push people out my way and look down every hall until I find him by Justin’s locker with his little crew. I storm to his side, anger and disgust in my eyes. He looks at me and smile, obviously not understanding how much I hate him right now.

“Hey baby, what’s up, little Tony touched you?”

His friends started dying, but Zach sensed something else.

“Bro I don’t think sh-”

“How could you!” I screamed.

Now I got people’s attention, including Bryce’s.

“Babe w-what are you talking ab-”

“Don’t call me that you prick!”

“Calm down and let’s go somewhere else to talk about thi-” he tried to grab my arm when he noticed people gathering around looking at the scene.

“Don’t fucking touch me you..you RAPIST!”

People started whispering and Bryce’s faced got red.

“Are you okay? what is wrong with you rela-”

“Don’t tell me to relax! You raped Hannah Baker!” I pushed him with every word I said, tears and anger coming out of me.

“Your acting crazy!”

I kept pushing him into his locker screaming curse words and scratching at him. People recording and being dumbfounded. 

“Your fucking disgusting!” I screamed “I fucking hate you” I kicked at him “fucking RAPIST!”

I kept hitting him as he shielded himself. I kept screaming, yelling, and kicking until I felt a pair of hands pulling me off.

“WE ARE FUCKING OVER! YOU SICK PERV!”

I kept screaming until I was pulled around the corner. I heard teachers yelling “go to class” and “break it up”. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I felt betrayed and disgusted like I needed 1,000 showers. Jessica. Hannah. Bryce. Fucking Bryce. He raped them, both of them. Tony stopped pulling me and started talking to me, but I couldn’t hear him. It’s like his voice was blurred out as I saw Jessica down the hall looking at me. I apologized and ran from Tony towards Jessica and started rambling and crying.

“I’m so sorry! I’m so so sorry! I swear I didn’t know, I didn’t! I would have never even dated hi-”

She cut me off with a tight hug “It’s okay y/n. I didn’t know either.”

We both were crying on each other shoulders and hugging. I needed this hug. I felt so used, so disgusted with him and with myself for even being with him. I heard he was not a person to date but I didn’t listen. I suddenly needed to do something important.

“Jessica?”

“Yeah”

“Can you take me somewhere?”

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She didn’t have a headstone yet. Just a piece of paper with her name written perfectly on it. Jessica stood behind me as a knelled beside her grave. My tears fell endlessly as I look down at her, realizing that Bryce, my boy- ex boyfriend was one of the causes of her death. He broke her. I then broke down. 

“I-I’m s-so sorry Hannah” I cry.

“I’m so sorry this happened to you, you will not die for nothing.”

With that I took a necklace out my wallet. It was the other half of the friendship necklaces she gave us. It was on my porch the night she died and I didn’t find it till the day after. I let her down. I let her down by not knowing. But not anymore. I set her necklace down on her grave as I held on to mine.

“I love you Hannah” I whispered.

I got up and brushed the dirt off my pants still looking at her name. 

“Where do you wanna go now?” Jessica asked nicely. I breathed in and turned around towards her. I know exactly where I wanna go.

“The police.”

The Arrangement (Part 12)

Originally posted by supernaturalfreewill

Summary (story spoilers): someone delivers some unexpected and unpleasant news, sending you running. Sam and Benny confront Dean, and the three of them go looking for you.

Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2,500

Warnings (again, spoilers): lots of language, angst, cheating, feelings of betrayal and worthlessness

A/N: Thank you guys for all your patience! My show this weekend went really well! I came in 3rd out of 17 and qualified for Nationals in early May! Hope you enjoy this installment, though I think I’ll have a few upset messages…

Want to catch up? Check out the series masterlist!

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anonymous asked:

Opps. Sorry. So it was 1,3,7, 12 and 13 from the “RIGHT TO THE GOOD PARTS” prompts lists and the characters Jason, Damien and Tim for whichever of the five prompts. Please and thank you. You're writing is awesome, by the way

Here’s 3,1,12. Part 2.

3. I just told you I liked you but now I’m shy and say “never mind, forget it” and why are you looking at me like that? + Damian

It’s the way you freeze, fork halfway to your mouth, that makes Damian realize something slipped. He can feel the blush creeping up his neck; tugging at his collar he looks away from you, focusing on a postcard from Waco pinned to your refrigerator.

His heart trips on a beat when he sees you set your takeaway box down the counter beside you. You’re going to walk out, he just knows it. He should have followed Dick’s advice and took you out on a good date before he said anything, hell even Jason’s advice about going to the park would be better than this. At least at the park he could escape easier.

Damian tries to speak but he can’t, one small, horse cough comes out instead before he finds his words.

“Never mind, forget it. I’m sorry I said that I-“

He tails off when he finally notices you staring at him. You’re barely smiling, your fingers tapping gently against the counter.

“Why are you looking at me like that? I said forget it, let’s get back to dinner.”

His fingers fumble against his own box of orange chicken. You stop him, wrapping your hand around his wrist. He freezes as your other hand trails up to his shoulder, fingers playing lightly with the neck of his t-shirt.

“So what, you’re just going to tell me you like me and go back to eating dinner? How rude,” you tease, taking delight in the way Damian’s ears burn red as he drops his food.

“Is there something else you’d like to do?” His heat trips on a beat when you smiler wider.

“Yeah, I can think of something.”

1. I have you shoved against the wall but now I can’t stop looking at your mouth + Tim

You press your face into Tim’s shoulders, trying to stifle the nervous laughter that’s threatening to come up. You’d both agreed to play hide and seek with Stephanie and Dick. You’d slammed open a broom closet, trying to make sure Steph didn’t see you as she slid down the stairs, only to come face to face with Tim.

The two of you had froze for half a second before Steph’s voice floated down the stairs, alarmingly close. You had panicked and pushed yourself into the closet; pushing Tim against the wall. Almost on instinct, he’d wrapped his arms around you and the two of you stood in a tense silence as the sound of Stephanie’s footsteps passed by the closet door.

You lean back and look up at Tim who’s still staring intently at the closet door, as if he suspects Two-Face is about to burst in.

“Tim?”

“Hm?”

“You know we could make out in here and no one would know.”

Tim starts, his arms coming halfway from around you; his hands hover over your sides.

“What if Steph figures out we’re in here?”

You press yourself closer to Tim, his hands catching your shirt, the hem coming up two inches to show your stomach. It’s so quiet you can almost hear the gears turning in Tim’s head.

“If she catches us she catches us.”

You know by the way the corner of Tim’s mouth twitches up you’ve won this argument.

12. We were pretending to be lovers but I’m not pretending anymore and I have to know if you feel the same way + Jason

It had started out innocently enough: you two had started going on fakes dates so Jason could do recon in various places the Falcone crime family used for money laundering. The two of you were roommates: if anyone connected the dots to what Jason was doing he would be able to protect you at home. It’d been a great plan at the time but as the months went on Jason stopped thinking of the fake dates as fake.

And here the two of you are, smiling at a member of the Falcone crime family as he and his wife sit down at the table beside you. Mario Falcone turns to you and winks, Jason has to fight to keep the smile on his face.

“I remember being young and blindly in love,” Mario says, winking at you while his wife rolls his eyes.

You smile and reach out to grab Jason’s hand. His heart skips a beat when you slide your fingers into his, your thumb rubbing circles on the back of his hand.

“It’s the best isn’t it,” you say back, smiling at Jason and for half a second he forgets the reason why the both of you are sitting in a crime family restaurant. He lets himself smile at you, his fingers tightening around yours.

Mario turns back to his wife and you detangle your fingers from Jason’s as the waitress shows up to take your order. There’s a ringing in Jason’s ears and he can’t look away from you the entire night.

When it’s time to leave, you try to tug Jason in the direction of a cab but he pulls you in the opposite direction instead. He laces his fingers with yours and pulls you close to him as you fall into step beside him. It’s quiet, the usual sounds of sirens absent for once.

“So,” Jason starts, his heart pounding a hole in his chest, “I was just wondering how you felt?”

“How I feel about what?”

Jason thinks he’s going to be sick but he keeps on, eyes trained on the sidewalk in front of him.

“About, you know, us. Because I’ve been thinking that these dates have been going well and I want to take you on a real one.”

Jason doesn’t realize that you stop until he feels the pull on his hand. He doesn’t turn around to look at you until you tug harder, making him turn. You’re smiling as you pull him closer, your free hand reaching out to grab the label of his jacket.

“I was wondering when you were going to ask me out for real.”

sooo excited to watch fargo, my love, when i finally get a chance to do that :’(

Stranger Kisses

John Laurens x Reader

Modern Christmas AU

Author(s): Lil Lambie

Words: 950

Warnings: Kissing

A/N: I loved writing this one! I am currently working on the James Madison Christmas request, it’s taking sometime because I am having a hard time making it hamiltime but I will get it up! I plan to write at least two more today, to try and catch up on the 12 days of Christmas, having missed two. Enjoy!


He wasn’t looking away. He didn’t show any sign of doing it anytime soon. His hand was pressed against the glass like a child marveling at a toy in a shop window. Except, you could not be labeled by a price tag. You sat in the coffee shop, reading a new Christmas romance novel sipping a cup of hot chocolate. John Laurens couldn’t take his eyes off you. His friends, Alex, Lafayette, and Hercules urged him to move on. John only smiled at you ignoring his friends.

He smiled at you like an old friend, and oddly it felt that way too. You tried to lose his attention and pretend he wasn’t there. You blushed and sunk in your chair. A mix of butterflies and weight hit your stomach when you heard the french doors of the cafe open with the ring of a bell. He was planted in the doorway. His scarf frosted in snow, his hair pulled tight. His nose was like Rudolph’s.

His friends pushed him forward, out of the doorway. They spoke quietly and John nodded to them. They went to the front to order coffee. John was in line, turned away watching you. You sipped your drink self-consciously. You caught his eye, and he turned away. Only when you weren’t looking. You watched him when he wasn’t looking at you. It was like a game of cat and mouse between stolen glances.

You laughed to yourself at this thought. You saw his head turn around at the sound of your laugh. He was looking at you. You didn’t turn away. Then he was leaving the line. Walking across the floor towards you. He stopped at your table and looked modestly at the chair.

“May I sit?”

You nodded and closed your book, placing it on the table. His mouth was fallen open. His eyes were smiling at you. “Excuse me for staring,” he said. “But, I can’t help myself. I’ve never seen anyone so stunning before. I just couldn’t leave without saying something.”

You smiled at him. “That’s your cue.”

He laughed, warmth glossed his freckled cheeks. “I know this is very straightforward, and we just met-well really not met. I just could not take my eyes off you.” he grinned. “I can’t now.” you smiled at him. “I just couldn’t live with myself if I hadn’t tried.”

You laughed. “You know, you are kind of being rudant.” He blushed. “You keep saying that you just had to try. So, what exactly is it that you are trying to do?”

“I don’t know.” John shrugged lightly. It’s a Friday night, and I can’t take my eyes off a beautiful girl sitting alone in a coffee shop. You just look like you don’t deserve to be alone.”

You laughed uncomfortably. “Thanks, I think. It would be nice to not be alone. But, who gets everything they deserve?”

“It doesn’t have to be that way. This is straightforward, and I don’t mean to sound creepy but would you like to join me and my friends for a cup of coffee?” He was smiling and so full of hope. His hope was fragile like his smile. He was hopelessly in love. You looked to his friends standing in line. They smiled at him. You heard one of them say, “Don’t throw away your shot.”

“No.”

His hope. His smile. Broke in two. “Oh, I-I-I,” he stumbled to get out of his chair, pushing it across the floor with a squeak. “I am so sorry, I better go-”

“Wait!”

He turned around. His cheeks were red matching his nose. There was that hope again. Just a spark. “I said no to coffee with your friends.” you smiled. “Not you.”

“Oh.” Red washed across his entire face, but so did a smile. So did hope.

“I don’t want to have coffee with your friends. I’m sure they are wonderful people. But isn’t that like your parents coming along of your first date?” You said with amusement, watching the changing expressions on John’s face.

“D-Date? DId you say date?”

You stood up, and put your book in your bag. “Your friends can have coffee, here, how about we go somewhere else?”

“Yes.” John had a wide spread smile. “I would love that.”

You offered your hand. “Let’s get to it then.”

He took it reluctantly and you walked to the door. His friends were there all smiling. They pat him on the back and spat some rap lyrics. “See ya later, buddy.” the man named Alex with long hair said.

John smiled goodbye to them and walked under the doorway.

You gasped. He met your gaze.

Mistletoe wrapped in a red bow dangled over your heads. Alex grinned madly. John blushed harder than ever before. You and John looked back at his friends. He smiled at you. You took a step closer to him, bumping feet with him. You closed the gap between you.

You kissed the handsome stranger under the mistletoe.

When you pulled away you laughed.

“Oh god, what did I do wrong?” he yelled.

“Nothing.” you smiled. “I just only realized I don’t know your name. I don’t know if I want to know, I kind of like how mysteriously handsome you are.”

John grinned. “I am still pretty mysterious and handsome without the name.” he smiled. “Name’s John. John Laurens. Pleased to meet you” He shook your hand. You were still holding hands.

You tilted your head back and laughed. You put your arms around his shoulders. “You’ve got an interesting way of introducing yourself after you just kissed someone. (Y/N). (Y/N) (L/N).” you leaned forward and grinned saying. “Pleased to kiss you.”

14 tips to get through finals with anxiety:

Let me be clear, I am not a medical professional. I’m actually kind of a giant idiot. A giant, anxiety-ridden idiot. I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression while going to school for almost 5 years now. Through my many successes, and many more failures, I’ve put together some tips on how I’ve been getting through school while managing my mental health.

I find, for me, that anxiety is something that  can be helped by environmental factors, which is why I’ve chosen to include the somewhat cliche sleep, eat, exercise tips! I’ve also kind of tailored this list to my own anxiety, and the preventative measures I take. That being said, I hope this can help people with whatever kind of mental health issues they’re going through, to some extent!

Obviously if you’re going through something, don’t just take this list and be done with it. Please find someone to talk to, and take care of yourself. Whether that means going on medication, seeing a counsellor, or asking for extensions, accommodations, even dropping out, you have to put yourself first.

1. Sleep. I know everyone says this. But they say it for a reason! Not only is there some proof that memories of things we learn throughout the day are consolidated while we sleep, but not sleeping will seriously fuck with your head. And things that fuck with your head will do your mental state no favours. And you see where I’m going with this.

2. Exercise. AGAIN, I know everyone says shit like this. But it’s one of those things that people say for a reason. Whether it’s going for a run, doing a yoga class, having a dance party, or killing a man, you gotta get that blood pumping, and those endorphins going. It’ll make you a whole lot less anxious, you’ll sleep 742% better, and you’ll find that you learn things way more quickly and easily.

3. Don’t eat too badly. Another thing that you’ve heard 8 million times before! I know it’s tempting to live on vending machine food and coffee, but try to make an effort to keep the food thing on track. For me, a lot of my anxiety is rooted in my body image, and when I start to eat shitty, I start to freak out about that more than the millions of things I have to do for school. Keeping the food and fitness thing on lock down just takes that source of stress out of the equation for me. On top of that, the sugars and bad things in junk food will not help with your mental state. Obviously, a 2AM McDonalds run is very necessary sometimes, but try to keep it to a minimum.

4. Try to avoid over-caffeinating. I know this seems counter-productive, but I speak from experience here (again), when I say that it’s better to be a little more tired, but a lot more chill. If you drink too much coffee, you could get more anxious, and that’s not going to lend itself well to productivity. I’ve had many a panic attack caused by too much caffeine, and it’s no fun, and no good for getting any work done. You also don’t want to be laying in bed hours after you’re done studying, still feeling like the energizer bunny (referring to #1).

5. Keep up with readings and coursework throughout the term. I’m going to make this mean two things. The first being, don’t try to learn a whole semester in a night. That’s a guaranteed way to have a mental breakdown, and get a shitty mark. Number two, is to keep up with your regular readings even while studying for midterms or exams in other classes. Don’t throw everything else to the wayside just because you have one assessment coming up. That will just leave you with 3-4 classes to catch up on after, when you probably would rather just relax for a few days after all of the hard work you put in studying!

6. Make sure you’re not seeing anything for the first time when you start studying. This is kind of an add on to the previous one. Keep up with your readings, try to make sure you understand the concepts as you learn them in class. It makes for a way easier time studying when it come time. Also, if you’re an anxious mess by the end of the semester like I usually am, learning things with an anxious brain is much more difficult to say the least, sometimes impossible. This will help to take some of that out of the equation.

7. Start studying earlier than you think you need to. Waaaaay earlier. Give yourself time for bad days. I’ve started studying for my physiology final 2 weeks before, and have already had 3 shitty, unproductive days this week. Starting stupidly early is a lifesaver, because having a bad day is less of a big deal. You’ve got tons of time to get back on track and not be rushing at the last minute.

8. Don’t take the bad days personally. You’ve probably been working your butt off all semester, and your brain is probably more susceptible to the crappy effects of anxiety and depression than it was at the beginning of the year, speaking from experience. This ties in really well with the previous tip! Give yourself tons of time, and then a bad day is no big deal, and nothing to feel bad about.

9. Alternate late and early nights when studying. Don’t try and pull 5 all nighters in a row. Just don’t. Why would you do that. Love yourself. I’ve found that alternating between late and early nights is a nice mix of banging out a good 8 hours of studying and really getting through a big chunk of my work, and then getting to spend a day recovering, and letting all of the knowledge you’re acquired the night before sink in a bit more.

10. Alternate light and heavy study days. This goes hand in hand with the above tip! It’s the same idea, spend one day working your butt off, and the next day doing some cooking or cleaning, go to the gym, getting some sleep. Obviously you’re still going to get a few hours of work in, but this way you’ll be ready for another intense-slash-late night tomorrow.

11. Don’t try to study 24/7. I have friends who do this, and I also used to do this. It’s an A+ way to burn yourself out way too quickly. I’ve found it’s better to use smaller amounts of time more effectively than just overloading your brain and burning yourself out. If I don’t have class until 1 on a given day, I don’t just study al morning, go to class and then keep studying for the rest of the night. I usually spend the morning working out, doing some cooking, anything not school related. For me, stuff like that is a huge stress reliever, and I find that when I go to study after class, I feel way more rested, and way more ready to sit down and power through whatever I’m working on. It’s one of the more tempting things, and I know the feeling very well, but try to resist.

12. Put in your late nights and all-nighters before your final. As in not the night before. I’ve got a final next friday, and I’m going to be aiming to be in bed by 10  wednesday and thursday. Try to study so that you can almost have a work-load that winds down the closer you get to exams. If you’ve gotta pull the all nighter, pull it with a few days to spare before your exam so you can catch up on sleep and not show up to write it like a zombie.

13. Set aside extra time for things you know you have trouble with. I fucking suck at many of the things I’m learning in many of my classes. Don’t try and learn those things in one go, review them as you study the rest of your material, and then make time to come back to them later. I’ve found that repeated exposure is a biiiig help in understanding and remembering things, and it’s just one more way to give that anxious brain of yours one more advantage.

14. Accept that you’re not going to know everything. Crazy, right? I’ve gone into exams straight up having not studied parts, and still coming out with an average 20 points higher than the class. That is absolutely not something you should do, it is just me humblebragging. Knowing how to do multiple choice tests, knowing what the course expects of you, and being a generally well prepared student will help you more than trying to cram every last fact into your head.

Petition for Netflix to put out Season 11 of Supernatural ASAP

We’re tired of waiting! Let’s all go nicely ask them to put out the next season so others can catch up before Season 12 comes out on tv in October!!! *you have to have an account*
Go to Netflix->Help->Search “request show”->enter Supernatural Season 11 in one of the suggestion boxes!!!

Come on spn fandom. I may not have a lot of followers but I believe in my fam. Please at least hit that reblog button!!

Announcing the start of PROJECT ABRA

What is PROJECT ABRA?

Project Abra was conceived on Feb. 3, 2015 and put into motion the next day. The idea for the project came about after a long night of unsatisfying Wonder Trades.

I noticed that one of my trades had netted me level 1 Abra with a good nature, and I set about training her, figuring she might be a fun addition to my E4 team. While training in Granite Cave I happened to encounter a wild Abra, and an idea came to my mind. These Pokemon were common, sure, but they evolved into something great, something powerful. Something that I wouldn’t mind getting through Wonder Trade.

The Wonder Trade system—once teeming with a wide variety of Pokemon—has recently become clogged with common ‘mons like Zigzagoon and Wurmple. Project Abra strives to change this at least in some small way.

The principle behind it is simple: Take an Abra, train it to level 16 and let it evolve, then Wonder Trade it away! The person you trade with will receive a Kadabra, which will promptly evolve into an Alakazam—netting them a great battling Pokemon and two Pokedex entries in one fell swoop!

Why Abra?

I chose Abra for a few simple reasons:

  1. Its first evolution comes at a fairly low level (16), and its second can only be accessed by trade.
  2. Its final form, Alakazam, is a fantastic Special sweeper
  3. It has a rad Mega Evolution
  4. It’s really fucking cute like just look at that adorable little foxy face

With the remakes of the Gen III games, Project Abra became shockingly practical to put into motion. Abra are found at lv. 10 and 12 in Granite Cave (just outside Dewford Town, for those who’ve forgotten), and if taught a psychic-type move via TM, have a type advantage over most of the commonly-found Pokemon in that cave. This means you can catch even more Abra while training one up to evolution! You never have to leave the Dewford area—except perhaps to buy more Pokeballs!

Can I join PROJECT ABRA?

Short Answer: Yes!

Not-so-Short Answer: Of course you can! At present, Project Abra is a one-man show, so I can only send out Kadabra as fast as I can train them up. The going is pretty slow right now, so I would love any help I can get!

As it stands right now, there’s no special way to “join” the Project. Just catch some Abra, train ‘em up, and trade ‘em out!

There are no rules regarding nicknames or held items, either. (I give mine “codenames” based on their nature/characteristic, and give them berries to hold.) The whole purpose of Project Abra is to bring a smile to your fellow Wonder Trader’s face, so if you think a clever name or a nice item will do that, go right ahead!

If you tag any posts about your Abs and Kadabs with “#projectabra”, I’ll see them and will reblog them here! I’d love to see who is joining me, where they’re sending their Kadabra from, and where those lucky Kadabra are going.

Anything else?

Have fun! Obviously, PROJECT ABRA won’t get you too far in your game file, but it can be a nice distraction to play with from time to time! 

Mixed Tones (KAI)

Type: Angsty/fluff

Request: Hey there again! I’d like to request a jongin scenario where you get upset that he’s been gone more than usual and you tell him, but in the process of telling him you break down into tears and he comforts you! Thank you so much in advance, I have really intense jongin feels right now AHAH!

Summary: he soon catches on to what he did wrong.


You sighed as you glanced down at your phone again. It was nearly 12 AM and Jongin wasn’t home yet. Too often you found yourself laying in your bed alone. Usually when you would wake up you had a pair of arms wrapped around you. You began feeling as if he was only showing up because he had to. You laid down and started to drift off, you were stuck in the half awake half asleep state when arms wrapped around you. You shot awake completely.

“Hey sorry I didn’t mean to wake you” Jongin whispers as he lays down. You get up slowly pushing him off of you and stood up “Y/N are you ok?” asks “where have you been?” you asked him “I was at the studio, I told you that” he says sitting up. “I don’t believe you” you whisper “what? What else would I be doing?” he asks “I don’t know you’re just working late. You don’t text me and let me know what is going on anymore and I-” but tears started building up the more you spoke. He stands up quickly and his hands reached up and cupped your face.

“Y/N do you think I’m cheating on you or something?” he asks you but you didn’t say anything. “Sweetie I promise you there’s no one else. I swear I’ve been working late, I will text you and call you from now on if I have to. I don’t love anyone else but you” he tells you. He pulls you in and rests you head onto his chest “I’m sorry” you whisper “it’s fine baby” he tells you calmly as you as he kisses your head lightly. “Come on lets go to bed and I’ll call off tomorrow we’ll spend it together” tells you.

Breathless Part 4

Pair : Single!Jensen x Reader

Music : Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainer

A/N : This was supposed to be posted last night, but my computer decided to crash on me. But here it is! I hope you all enjoy it. Please let me know what you guys think (:

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

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It’s been a couple of months since your first encounter with Jensen at the con.
Things were slowly progressing. Texting and calling each other everyday and skyping every other night. It was hard to believe that the actor you obsessed over wants to be with you. 

And it was going great, until seeing pictures of him with female costars who you look up to and wish you were just as beautiful as them. It didn’t help to know that almost every girl in the world wanted him as well. 

It was different for you. He was this big, handsome actor that everyone adores and you were just an ordinary girl. You couldn’t understand why he wanted you, and honestly it was making you over think everything. 

Soon, you slowly stopped replying to every text. You tried to distance yourself from him, so you wouldn’t end up hurt. 

“So that’s it? You’re just going to give up?” Y/F/N muttered, crossing her arms over her chest. 

She was the only person who knew, other than the cast of course.
“He and I are just in two completely different worlds. He’s on tv. Well known. And I am nothing.” You exhaled, staring intently at your phone. 

Jensen had sent you a picture, wishing you were there with him. He had started to miss you even more now that you barely respond to him. And wasn’t sure what was wrong. 

“Y/N I understand where you are coming from but he is obviously head over heels for you.” She spewed, throwing her hands in the air. 

Your phone went off, ringing as the screen lit up and Jensen’s name popped up. It caused butterflies to form in the pit of your stomach. 

As much as you wanted to answer it. To say hello and hear his voice, you just couldn’t. You were frozen. 

Jensen was at another con. Listening to your voice mail as he sat on the edge of his chair. He had hoped to hear from you soon. 

“Damnit.” He groaned, squeezing his phone in his hand. 

“Say something?” Jared croaked, pushing his hair back as he walked in to the room where Jensen sat. 

“Uh nothing. It’s nothing.” Jensen grunted.  

He wasn’t one to talk about how he felt. Jared knew him all too well to know it wasn’t just nothing. 

“Sure. Let me guess, Y/N didn’t answer again?” He muttered.  

Jensen’s silence answered the question. 

“I don’t know what happened. Everything was fine then it just stopped.” He stammered. 

Jared took a seat next to him, folding his arms over his chest.
“When was the last time you two seen each other?“ 

Jensen took a moment and sighed. “Not since the night I surprised her with the picnic." 

"Dude! That was like 4 months ago.” Jared cackled. “Of course she stopped talking to you. She probably doesn’t like the distance." 

"Well I’ve been busy with the conventions and shooting. And we even have that stupid award show next weekend. I don’t ever have time.” He stated. 

“Well make time. Maybe you can invite her to the award show. Let her know that you want it.” Jared said. He took in a deep breath and locked his gaze with Jensen’s. “She needs to know that you are all in." 

Jensen say in silence. The words echoing in his head. He knew Jared was right. 

"You’re right.” He exhaled. “I know exactly what I have to do." 

——————

(A few days later) 

You plopped down on the couch, tired from working a 12 hour shift. It’s been a long week of work and you couldn’t wait for the weekend. 

You were excited to finally relax and catch up on all of your shows. And though you wanted to catch up on Supernatural, you just couldn’t bring yourself to see Jensen again. You kept away from social media. Kept away from texting him and refraining yourself to even call him. It’s been a long couple of days and not once have you answered any of his phone calls. 

There was a slight knock at the door, causing you to jump. 

Looking through the peephole, you weren’t able to see who it was. Slowly opening the door, your eyes landed on the familiar face, making your stomach flutter. 

"Hey beautiful.” He muttered with a bouquet of flowers in his hands.
His eyes were soft, gazing directly at you. 

“J-Jensen.” You finally let out. 

His lips slowly curved up, inching closer to you. “Missed me?" 

Without hesitation, you pulled him in and pressed your body tightly against his.
Being in his arms, you felt at home. 

Jensen pressed his lips to yours. 

"I missed you so much.” He exhaled. 

“Come inside.” You chuckled, motioning for him to lead the way.
He flashed an innocent smile and made his way in. 

Scanning the room, this was Jensen’s first time in your apartment. He couldn’t help but smile at the sight of all your pictures of you all around. 

“W-what’re you doing here?” You exhaled. Placing the flowers in a vase. 

“I uh.” He turned on his heels to face you. “I just needed to see you." 

You felt your lips drop as guilt washed over you. Ashamed of pushing him away. 

He walked over to you, his eyes locked on to yours. "I don’t know what happened, and why you stopped talking to me, but I want you to know that I’m not going to give up." 

You could feel your heart skip and speed as he inched closer to you. "I-I’m sorry.” You whispered. “I just, I had a lot on my mind." 

He cupped your face, lingering his gaze. "Whatever it is, I am here for you. If you want to talk, I’ll be here to listen. If you just want to sit in silence and pretend everything is fine, I will still be here. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to see you, but I’m here now." 

Those words stitched into your brain. 

Propping up on your toes, you closed the distance, crashing your lips to his.
He rested his head on yours, both your breathing grew in sync as you both stayed in silence. It was relaxing. As if nothing else mattered. 

"Hey, so there’s this award show this Sunday tha-" 

"The people’s choice awards?” You interrupted. 

Jensen chuckled and nodded. “Yes. That.” He flashed a smirk. “Anyways, I was wondering if you would be my date." 

You could feel the blood rush up to your cheeks. Excitement vibrating through you as the thought of you being on his arm on tv. You couldn’t help but smile like a little kid.

"A-are you sure?” You hesitated. 

He furrowed his brows and tilted his head. “Of course I am. I want to be with you. Actually be with you." 

Your stomach churned. "I’d love that.” You exhaled.

 
Jensen’s lips curved up. Smiling wide. “Awesome." 


——————–

(The night of the award show.)

You sat in silence as the car made its way to the theater.
Your stomach was in knots as you griped tighter on to Jensen’s hand. 

"Don’t worry, you look beautiful.” He whispered, pressing his lips to your cheek.
“You don’t look bad yourself.” You chuckled. 


Pressing your lips softly against his neck. 

“Aw you two are so adorable!” Gen cackled, linking her arm with Jareds.
You flashed a smile. This was your first time meeting the beautiful Genevieve and you were nervous. 

“Thank you.” You muttered. 

The car came to a stop. And you could hear loud chatters from outside.  

The door swung open, and it was time for you to escape the comfort.
Taking in a deep long breath, there was no turning back. 

“Ready?” Jensen whispered.
“Ready." 

There were pictures being taken everywhere with people screaming on one side, holding signs up and their cell phones, while the other side was less crowded with cameras and interviewers. 

"So we have to talk to some people before we walk in ok? Don’t worry, I’ll be right here beside you.” He muttered. 

You held on to his hand firmly as he lead the way to the man with the mic, waving toward both Jared and Jensen. 

“Hey boys how are you guys tonight?” He stated. 

The lights were extremely bright, it was a bit overwhelming.
“Great! Just enjoying a beautiful night with my amazing soon to be wife and good friends.” Jared smiled. 

“Yeah, I can’t wait to marry this handsome fella.” Jensen teased.
You all laughed together. 

You stood quietly, keeping a smile on your face as you listened to the boys answer each question and making jokes of one an another. It was adorable getting to watch this in person. You wanted to punch yourself to see if it was really happening. 

“Last question, I see you finally have someone on your arm Mr. Ackles.” He smiled. “Is this your girlfriend?" 

You two have never labelled what you were. Just kind of went with the flow. You did ask yourself almost all the time, but never had the guts to ask him.
"Yep. She’s my other half.” He flashed a smile, pulling you in closer to him.
“Well isn’t that just beautiful.” Jared muttered, pretending to cry. 

“Shut up man!” Jensen chuckled. Your eyes met his, and you couldn’t help but tear up a little. 

“Come on, we are finally going inside.” He whispered. 

You followed as you all walked through the door. There were more cameras everywhere, along with celebrities walking all over. 

People you grew up watching. You couldn’t believe what was happening.
“Awesome huh?” Gen chuckled, linking her arm with yours.
“This is amazing.” You cackled. 

She pulled you away from Jensen, and took you toward a group of familiar faces. 

“Let’s have the guys enjoy their little moment together answering boring questions.” She chuckled. “It’s girls time right now.”

You loved how friendly she was. Treating you as if you were already family. It was everything you’ve ever wanted. 

“Cool! I’m sure the guys won’t miss us too much.” You smirked. “Since they’re in love with each other." 

You both giggled. "I am so happy Jensen met you." 

Those words made chills vibrate through you.
Looking toward the boys, Jensen turned his head, locking his eyes with yours. His lips curved up and he waved.  

"Me too.” You whispered.

variety.com
‘Walking Dead’ Ending: Robert Kirkman Wants ‘Hopeful’ Series Finale | Variety

I would just like to point out a few quotes, and recommend that team delusional read this article. May have been circulated, sorry if I missed the original post!
Also, sorry for any mistakes, I’m on mobile.
Article posted July 21, 2015

Interesting points from the article:

As far as the show is concerned, executive producer Dave Alpert noted at the 2014 Produced By conference that the writers have plotlines mapped out through season 12, if AMC opts to continue it that long. “I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be,” he said, according to IndieWire. “We know where season 11 and 12 … we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”

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And the series is in no danger of catching up to the comics any time soon, Kirkman told Maron.

“I’m in the writers’ room — we always start the season by picking a chunk of the comic to adapt. We’re moving pretty linearly with the comics nowadays. Issue 75 of the comic was coming out when the show started, and the stuff that’s in issue 75 was adapted in the finale of season five. So starting with season six, we’re adapting the comics that were coming out post-the existence of the show,” he pointed out. “We’ve got 144 issues out. We sit down at the beginning of every season and go, ‘we’re gonna adapt from here to here’ of the comic, and then we go, ‘how does Daryl Dixon fit into this’ because he’s not in the comic; ‘how does C@r0l fit into this’ because she died way earlier in the comic; ‘what do we do with all the important storylines with Andrea’ because she died in the show and is still alive in the comic. … There’s a lot of new stuff that gets put into the show.”
When asked about the possibility of investigating how the zombie outbreak is affecting life in other countries, Kirkman offered, “We may eventually explore that, but to me, it’s about finding water, it’s about building a fence — when you make it bigger, that’s when it gets less interesting to me.”

Still, he wouldn’t rule out the potential for further offshoots, depending on the success of the upcoming companion series “Fear the Walking Dead,” quipping, “We’re doing this ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff and if it does well, I’m sure we’ll do ‘Walking Dead: China’ eventually.”

……….
What did I find so interesting that I had to break my lurker habits for none minute to get directly involved? Which I have always wanted to do, but never had anything to say that hasn’t been said… Anywho! I particularly liked this part:

“We sit down at the beginning of every season and go, ‘we’re gonna adapt from here to here’ of the comic, and then we go, ‘how does Daryl Dixon fit into this’ because he’s not in the comic; ‘how does C@r0l fit into this’ because she died way earlier in the comic; ‘what do we do with all the important storylines with Andrea’ because she died in the show and is still alive in the comic. … There’s a lot of new stuff that gets put into the show.”

Daryl isn’t in the comics (neither is Beth), how to we work him into the comic storyline?
C@r0l is dead in the comics but alive in the show (Beth is dead on the show, supposedly, but not in the comics…)how do we work her in?
What do we do with Andrea’s storylines since she is alive in the comics but dead in the show?

See the spectrum they brought up? This could be taken at face value, but the three different character types: not in comics, dead!comics/alive!show, alive!comics/dead!show.

It’s just an article. I hate to speculate, but I offer it up for discussion.

Tagging:
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poufery rckyfrk rosiecotton violets-and-cupcakes x-r-o-s-e-x niahbwriting kjs12345 demonslayingfordummies songbirdandthearcher bethuswillrise dixonangel

Sorry if I tagged someone I shouldn’t have, I tried to get all the TD members I see post frequently. Let me know if you want removed from this! Or added (:
Again, I just found this article, real eased on July 21, very interesting. (:

The Pros and Cons of Being An Adult Fan

There are some part of being an adult fan that are amazing but not everything is sunshine and roses. While it’s great we have the money and brain power to navigate through this fandom, we’re frequently outnumbered and open to the scorn of our fellow peers. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of what I think are the best and worst parts of being an adult fan.

Picture credit: ohstylesno.tumblr.com

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GoT Re-Watch: Fine-Toothed Comb Edition

New year new season, seems appropriate. Thanks to all the people helping me out with counting errors in my post, some of which I have not yet fixed. I tend to count in troll: one, two, three, four, many, lots. Without further ado -

Episode 2.01 - The North Remembers

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Here’s what I’ve figured out about Pokemon Go so far...

I just hit level 13, and I have some observations. Not sure if they’re legit Pokemon Facts™ but maybe helpful to others?

  • Pokemon stay in an area for a specific amount of time (not sure how long) regardless of who catches them. So if someone catches that Charmander you’re tracking you can still get him, just go to the area they found him.  
  • Also I’ve found I get rarer pokemon when i’m near higher level players, I think maybe you attract pokemon based on your level, but then everyone in the area can catch them? maybe?
  • Also multiple people catching the same pokemon can catch them at different levels, it seems to be kind of random and kind of based on your own level.
  • At level 8 you get rasberries, they help the pokemon stay in the ball (you have to reapply them if the pokemon gets out before re-throwing)
  • At level 12 you get a bunch of Great Balls
  • Also when I hit level 12 a 688 Scyther showed up right where I was almost immediately. I don’t know if this is coincidence, or what, but don’t hesitate to use your new Great Balls on the high level dudes even if you’re not a great shot, the PokeStops hand them out like candy (I get about 1 Great Ball to every 3 regular Pokeballs)
  • I named him “Tim”
  • Also you get limited-use incubators as you level up, I’d recommend using them on the farther km eggs, and keeping the orange infinite-use one for the low 2km eggs.
  • Also the 5km eggs hatch rarer pokemon than the 2km, I got a cubone, seel, and slowpoke from the 5kms, and a pidgey, paras, doduo, and magikarp from the 2kms
  • Speaking of Magikarp, it takes FOUR HUNDRED candies to evolve him to Gyrados…. time to go for loooong walks on the waterfront, I guess
  • Lucky Eggs give you double XP for a short while, so since evolving gives you +1000 xp, i’m saving up some evolutions for when I’m sitting by a lure, then going to evolve them all at once. Haven’t tried it yet, but i’ll let you know how it goes
  • The gyms are Bugged To Hell, which is incredibly annoying.  I’ve beaten seven different ones that glitched out at the very end >:-(  But, I did find that if you can still select “run away” option, you will at least get the XP and reputation gain/loss for attempting it, which is better than nothing!
  • Sometimes the game freezes as you’re waiting to see if a pokemon was caught, if you restart the app, you may still see it waiting on the map, or it may be actually caught… sometimes it goes missing, though :*(
  • It doesn’t matter how far you go from where you started the pokemon battle, as long as you still have internet connection, you can catch it, so wait til you’re in an out-of-the-way place to try and catch them
  • City players have a MASSIVE advantage over other players, it’s really not fair… my apartment is absolutely infested with Doduo, meanwhile my suburban/rural friends have to drive to get to pokestops near them :-/ hoping Niantic works on that…
  • also the bugginess… also the server issues….

Anyway, let me know if any of these were helpful at all, and I’ll try to add & reblog more things to my PokeFacts tag for reference because I am having so much fun with this game, even with all the bugs!

One year anniversary - Dylan Sprayberry

I sighed, Dylan was officially 20 minutes late. I understood, that of course his career was time consuming, I mean acting is a huge commitment. But something’s were crossing the line. Dylan had missed dates before but one year of being together was something else.
“Dylan this is like my third message. It’s less than 30 degrees out here and I’m absolutely freezing, so call me if we’re still on for tonight?” I frowned and crossed my arms. I so should have brought a thicker jacket. After an hour of waiting had gone by, I decided to head back. Tears pricked my eyes as I sit in the car and suddenly I felt like Lydia when she was crying in her car in season one. I sniffled and headed over to (y/BFF/n)’s house. It was late, but it was also a Friday. Meaning she was catching up on whichever new TV show she had started watching on Netflix.

“Dude, it’s like 12. I’ve got Netflix running, what’s up?” (Y/bff/n) asked me.
“Dylan was a no show. Can I come in?” I wiped a tear away.
“Yeah, yeah come in. I just started a show called Psych, if you want to watch it. It’s pretty funny” (y/bff/n) and I went to the kitchen where she made more popcorn.
“Did you see ANY social media tonight?” (Y/bff/n) asked.
“No, why?” I asked pulling out my phone.
“You might want to check it” (y/bff/n) cringed. I first checked snapchat. Dylan had a story. He was out partying, at a club, which he obviously wasn’t old enough to go into. On Instagram, there was a post, him surrounded by girls. The caption was “girls x booze = party ”. I didn’t even want to check anything else.
“I’m so sorry” (y/bff/n) frowned and handed me a tub of my favorite ice cream, and a spoon. I gratefully took it and sat down to watch psych. Around 1:30 AM, my phone was buzzing.

“Hey (y/n) its Posey, so we went out for a little and Sprayberry came with us, he’s way out of control, can you come get him?” Tyler shouted. I thought for a second, I could go get him. But did I really want too?

“No, tell one of those girls to drive him. He’s having the time of his life with them, and I’m having the time of my life watching TV with my best friend” I hung up. “ (y/bff/n)’s jaw dropped.
"That was cold” I shrugged and took another spoonful of ice cream. I ended up staying the night, as we kept hitting the “next episode” button. We saw the sun rising, but there were eight seasons of the damn show. At some point both of us fell asleep to Shawn and gus solving cases, we hadn’t even made it halfway through season one.

“(y/n)? I think there’s someone at the door for you” (y/bff/n)’s mom shook me awake. I glanced at a clock. It was four PM, on a Saturday.


“Yeah well, I don’t think she wants to see you right now” I could hear my best friend talking to someone at the front door.
“Come on, all I did was have fun last night. You’re being an ass right now. Besides, she’s Been here all night, she has to shower and stuff” it was Dylan. At the front door.
“Well gee! What a fuckin idiot you are! I bet you don’t even remember. I freaking remember why what you did is so bad. Check your schedule sometime. And look! (Y/n) has a car. She can drive herself.”
“You’re being difficult. At least let me talk to her, she is my girl friend.” Dylan pleaded.
(Y/bff/n) turned around and saw me. “Do you want to talk to him?” She asked.
“Nah” I grinned.
“You hear that? Nah’s a no. Sciddadle now” she closed the door.
“He’s persistent” she shook her head. I laughed and went to the kitchen, I was starving.


—-

“I should get back to the apartment” I forced a smile. (Y/bff/n) nodded and I went out to my car. I unlocked the door and to my surprise, Dylan wasn’t at the studio.

“(y/n) listen I didn’t mean it” he immediately begun trailing me around.
“Dylan do you even know what you missed?” I sighed.
“Our year anniversary” he cringed.
“Yeah, which YOU even made the reservation for, and you promised me you’d save that night. Guess I thought wrong on who you were saving that night for”
“I’m sorry, let’s go out for dinner tonight” he pleaded.
“No, I’m going to my moms tonight. You missed it Dylan.”
“(Y/n) stop being stubborn for a minute, please?” He groaned.
“Are you kidding me? I have every right to act how I am now. I let go of the other dinners but a year, that’s a lot. Or it was a lot to me, clearly not to you”
“It is a lot to me too!” He exclaimed.
“Dylan as of this moment, we’re on an undetermined break. Get out of the damn apartment.” I slammed my room door in his face, and cried quietly.


Part 2 soon? Maybe?

So yes, i’m back and i’m feeling much better.

Firstly i’d like to thank everyone that wished me well: moviemonzy calgal48 littlewomanly1 sigyn-hiddleston loriwashere neither-blue-nor-green justahopeless-dreamer lokilockedcougar museofcherry hallotom d-m-jonas @munchkin80 @zorped quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks shoshi-miriam jackburtonsays curator-at-large white-girl-from-tennessee timelady12 eve1978 djfallis @coalea tinaferraldo bellahaus13 mssissypooh @tastedheart
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to show your support, its meant a lot to me.

Now, i haven’t just been idly staring at the wall, oh no, i’ve been catching up on my reading, doing a little online shopping etc, so here’s what i’ve been up to:

I’ve read some brilliant fanfiction:
Choking On Irish Cream and Earl Grey by lokiwholockfactory
Chapter 12 of Shine by tarrysmith
You’re Mine Now by museofcherry
Amazing Grace by catwinchester

And i have bashed out my own fic this afternoon that i will shortly be posting, and seeing as its a Pine!Tom fic based on the carnage of photo’s that happened this week, and the comments i’ve seen and tags i’ve had, this lot will be interested in that when it comes: clojury justahopeless-dreamer museofcherry @andlifeisgrand nwadadnama lokiwholockfactory and this post here somewhat sums up a part of my fic:

I have finally caught up and watched X-Men Days of Future Past and am now happily in lust with Michael Fassbender, especially in 70′s gear. I have also now got The Pirate Fairy on DVD which means my oh-so-wrong-but-just-a-little-bit-right smut about Pirate Tom is on the horizon.

Whilst we’re talking of crushes i’m now totally on the Chris Hemsworth boat (especially that adonis belt):

I have caught up on all my tags of ‘Hartland Week’, especially the shot of Tom eating a baked potato that turned us all to mush (or should that be mash?), 

The Changeling and Cymbeline shots, especially this one that looks like Bill Hazeldine at the end of a 12 hour bender on drink and drugs:

And I need to thank lokislittlediva for pointing out that Pine!Tom is SO a grown up Oakley, and also to catwinchester coining the term ‘epic’ for the new Tom shots.

Right, so now that i’m up to speed i’ll be posting my Devon Tom fic shortly, and prepare yourselves for the usual Angryschnauzer service of spamming your dashes with Hiddles goodness!

And hey, its friday! Its the weekend!

Confessions of an Alt-a-holic
  • 1. I always want more characters
  • 2. I dread gearing them out in Ascended because I have so many characters. Honestly even my first character isn't even finished hers.
  • 3. Bag space and bank space is an issue
  • 4. Finding where I left certain items is an issue
  • 5. I'm sick of personal story for certain races
  • 6. I've remade certain characters 2-5 times until I'm happy with them
  • 7. Character slot sales are my vice
  • 8. I'm low on transmutation charges
  • 9. I can't remember a time where I wasn't leveling up a character
  • 10. I stop playing characters as often as soon as they're geared, specialized and traited as I'd like them
  • 11. Sparkfly Fen is where all my alts are parked once they're 80 and set up
  • 12. I'm never tired of picking Quaggans for personal story.
  • 13. I see characters walking around and want to replicate them because they're awesome looking
  • 14. Watching shows or playing other games just gives me more inspiration for alts I want to make
  • 15. Beta weekends were spent making characters for fun with the free slots
  • 16. There aren't enough tomes of knowledge, ever.
  • 17. I'm considering another alt...always
  • 18. My guildies want me to admit I have a problem.
  • 19. My guildies are starting to catch alt-a-holic tendencies
  • 20. I have a steady supply of low level crafting items
  • 21. I forget how many characters I have.
  • 22. I always have a character for every occasion, tanky, healy, supportive, condi, DPS, hybrid. I have em all .
  • 23. Some of my alts never visit the field much anymore
  • 24. I have a queue of alts in the order they're going to be leveled.
  • 25. I confuse my guildies because I swap characters to names they don't recognize
  • 26. My alts all have backstories.
  • 27. I check the gemstore for sales on character slots daily
  • 28. My mother has seen all my characters and questions what I do with them.
  • 29. I don't even have a main, I have many.
  • 30. I wrote this down, and now I feel bad.
Where’s Seanan?  The SDCC edition.

Having survived 2014, which was supposed to be the Rising (curse you, zombie apocalypse, for not happening on schedule), it’s time to return to San Diego, California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con, a pop culture gathering of ridiculous and sometimes painful proportions.  Running into someone you’re looking for by chance is hard, so here’s where to find me!

Thursday.

I’m Sleeping With the Lights On: Horror and Thriller Authors Discussion.  4:00pm, Room 25ABC.

Horror and thriller novels have an amazing way of keeping readers up at night. Whether it is demons and zombies, from the historical settings to the seemingly mundane, authors find bone-chilling ways to make sure the reader keeps turning the pages. Join Del Howison, owner of Dark Delicacy Bookstore, as he chats with distinguished horror and thriller writers J.T. Ellison, Kevin P. Keating, Matthew Reilly, Mira Grant (that’s me!), Diana Rowland, and Robert Brockway about what motivates them to scare you.

Signing.  5:30pm, Autographing Area AA09.

Friday.

Signing.  3:00pm, Hachette Book Group Booth 1116.

Saturday.

Monster High.  11:30am, Room 5AB.

I am not on this panel, but I am attending it, and woe betide any who trouble me while I am in my happy toy place.

Signing.  2:00pm, Penguin Book Group Booth 1520.

This is a signing to promote the upcoming anthology Press Start to Play.  Several authors will be appearing, including Hugh Howey, as will the editors.  We may have early copies of the book; I don’t know.  (My contribution is an InCryptid story, if that sweetens the pot.)

Choosing The Best Publishing Path for Your Manuscript: Traditional, Small Press, or Self-Publishing. 7:00pm, Room 25ABC.

Authors Sarah J. Maas, Seanan McGuire, Cora Carmack, and Elizabeth Briggs, along with editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster) and literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), discuss the various options for publishing fiction and how to determine what works for different genres. Moderated by author, former literary agent, and all-around publishing guru Nathan Bransford.

Sunday.

Signing.  12:00pm, Mysterious Galaxy Books Booth 1119.

As always, I am susceptible to bribery: I’m looking for this year’s Monster High and Ever After High con exclusives, and while I only need one of each, I would really like to get two MH and three EAH, for the sake of people who have asked me to get them dolls.  So please feel free to show up with toys, for which I will gladly give you both money and praise, and maybe other goodies, depending on when you catch me.  I’m also looking for the Scottie Young Marvel pins.

San Diego!