i have a lot of posters to do already

So going through the Horizon: Zero Dawn tag on tumblr, and I have a huge problem with a lot of what I see.

First off, let me say that this game, is absolutely amazing.  Not only do they take Science fiction to a whole new level AND give us a heroine that we can relate to, and is human, but they also made a beautiful story that has me on the edge of my seat.  This game, has become my top favorite.  I have a poster already put up in my room, and adore every single aspect of it, from doing the override for a mount, to shooting the bow.  It’s just absolutely perfect.

But lets get to the points that I hate.  I hate, that almost every single time that I get on that tag, someone is bitching because they either are supposedly Whitewashing the game, although they are basing the tribes off of CELTIC tribes, or are mad/confused that Aloy isn’t part of the LGBTQ+.  

I would think, by this time of age, and a whole new generation in thousands of years, the labels for one would be gone. I would also think, that SOME people would realize that Aloy is a wonderful fucking character the way she is.

Also, the game is NOT white washing.  I saw that one of the originals, was a muslim.  I ran into Asians, I ran into so many Black people! The war chief, was a black woman, who had spunk.

Aloys story is truly well done, well written, and fascinating feminist dialogue all on its own.

So who the fuck cares if she is a red haired, pale girl with dreads? It’s NOT important to the story.  You know what is? Trying to figure out who the hell woke up Hades, and saving the fucking world. 

But you guys just can’t appreciate nice things can you? Unless it meets your agenda.  

Life isn’t a protest.

*I am a feminist, I am a Liberal, I have gone to the protests, but I do not think that someone should get offended over such non existent things.  Just enjoy the damn game.*

anonymous asked:

how do u feel abt people reposting on instagram, as long as they give u credit?

I am not very happy about it. When people ask me, I always say no, because I want my art on here. I want to be the original poster. Because I have drawn it. Usually people on instagram who repost my art, repost everything and people don’t feel the need to follow me, because this person already does it. That’s why I don’t like it. It’s very important for me that people recognize me as the artist, because that’s what I want to live of someday in the future. 
I can’t do a lot against instagram reposter. But please know, that is does not make me happy when people do it.

I just don’t get why people do it. Instagram crops every picture…

Walkthrough - My Horse Prince - Talk Answers

I don’t know, but I’m dying of laughter. So, let’s get this together!

-Will you be my owner?-

There stands a horse with a handsome human face.

Before you know it, you agree to start training him…

Is this a dream or a nightmare?

Life on this strange ranch awaits…

Genre: Comedy 

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🌸 About Me 🌸

Name: PJ.

Pronouns: They/Them.

Sexuality: Lesbian/Polysexual.

Age: Old enough to want something more out of life, but young enough that I don’t know how to achieve it.

Birthday/Star Sign: September 19, Virgo ♍

Personality Type: INFP

Height: 5′4 or 162 cm.

Hair: It’s pretty short and dark brown. Everyone thinks it’s black and that’s literally my biggest pet peeve. 

Eyes: Brown.

Ethnicity: Half Filipinx and half Norwegian.

Enjoys: gays, gays, all things gay, cats, writing slam poetry, travelling, the entire city of San Francisco, making flower crowns, anime/manga, mismatched socks, Dan and Phil, Doctor Who, The SCP Foundation, Star Trek, I’m actually just a really big nerd that happens to also like pink

Does not Enjoy: eating fish, making new friends, kpop (lowkey I feel like I’m the only pink blogger who doesn’t like it. My significant other is always trying to make me like it), homophobes, living in the U.S.

Longer Description: Hey everyone who actually took the time to want to get to know me better. Before now, I haven’t really shared anything personal with you all, so this is pretty new for me. Welp, here we go. I’m PJ and I live in the United States. I’m nonbinary and polysexual, and for all of you that don’t know what polysexual means it is the attraction to some but not all genders. I personally am attracted to all genders, except cis males, hence the reasoning I like to identify with the term lesbian as well. I’m dating the most memetastic and beautiful person in the world, so stop asking if I’m taken. Also, I’m vegetarian, just thought I should throw that in there.

And now, for something I’ve never told the internet: I’m president of my school! I know shocker, a gay, memetastic, and introverted leader! Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you are. Honestly, my whole campaign was a meme; I had bee movie posters and my speech was basically Never Gonna Give You Up. Maybe I’ll post more about that if you guys are interested. I’m not officially out to my school, but basically everyone already knows I’m gay. I plan on coming out sometime, though. And that’s really big for our school, because it’s like really low key homophobic, and that sucks a lot. 

One thing I am very passionate about is writing poetry. In particular, slam poetry. I don’t really post much of that on this blog, but I might start doing that. I do have a writing blog, but I’m hardly ever active on it. Here’s the only actual poem that I’ve written that’s on tumblr.

I’m not very comfortable with posting pictures of my face on here, but here’s a pic of looking p gay:

I’m in the middle if you couldn’t tell.

Welp, that’s pretty much it from me. If you have any blog related questions, read my FAQ, and if you have any more personal questions send me an ask. My inbox and messages are always open if you just want to talk. Also, check out my Redbubble, if you want to. Have an amazing day, and remember to stay hydrated!

I just got asked out to Homecoming!

Of course I said yes. It’s a mutual first date, neither of us have been on a date before.

He’s my friend and I love it because he’s in my last period and gave me a poster and he gave me pretzels and cool cards and IT’S AWESOME.

He complimented me a lot during last period and it was so sweet and AAAAH I LOVE IT!

I need a fun way to say yes back. I already said it, but you know, I need to do a fun thing.

Ideas?

AaaAAaaaAAAaAAaa finally went to my first Smash Con :D

however I’m an ABSOLUTE CASUAL at the game so I didn’t really play that much… what I DID do was spend a lot of money on some merch, cuz I wanted to support some people why not. No posters because lack of wallspace but tiem for me to share

XL shirt… cuz I’m big :/

I finally get to see the Xenoblade Wii version box in person :O didn’t buy it tho since 1.it’s heck pricey, 2.I already have the 3DS ver, and 3.I ain’t pulling out my Wii or Wii U for it…

oh hey, it’s my FACE REVEAL TIEM… i look dumb ;v; (look if my parents already posted some other pics of the con at FB, why can’t I here)


the LOOT i got today, most of it is modern Fire Emblem because that’s how I roll.. going into detail (the bag was nice :P)

someone sold sum bead keychains! I got Robin, Lucina and Shulk. My family said I honestly could’ve made some myself but i’m lazy 

Also, some adorable bookmarks from @jinyjin which were free bonuses for picking up her…

Fire Emblem Revelation card deck! (also back of bookmarks) All the card art from her, as well as a few other artists, is just really cute. 

bought a lot of pins because why not. Even though I probably have zero use for them, at least I think they look nice. The larger ones were done by lillianz and the smaller ones were by Level Up Studios

People were also selling other stuff. There were Transformers. I couldn’t resist. Snagged an Energon Inferno for $18, and worth it honestly

that’s about it for everything I got at the con but…

I went with my family to the stores and managed to complete the set of the final 3 DLC amiibo! (I actually got Corrin a week back in New Jersey, while I got Cloud, Bayonetta, and a World of Nintendo Mario at Toys R Us)

Agh… that was a lot of money spent, but hey, got to see Smash, got to see a lot of lovely art, got to support people, got to tell my parents how the competitive Smash scene worked (even though I’m not that well versed in it)… it was a good day

Redundantly signed, Joseph (yes that is my name if you didn’t know by now, tho the way everyone keeps calling me “JD” in discord isn’t so bad either )

8-13-2017

Convention Tips~

Day Before

Pack a bag with: water-bottle, snacks, money, phone, phone charger, anything you want signed, headphones, jacket

 

What to wear:

If you are cosplaying: cosplay, comfy shoes (bring extra make up and change of comfy clothes)

If you are not cosplaying: geeky/anime/nerd t-shirts and appropriate bottoms, comfy shoes for lots of walking (sneakers are good), jacket if cold

Before you sleep: charge phone to full battery, check prepacked bag, check finalized meeting times and place, check how long it will take to get there

Day Of

-Wake up at least an hour before you plan to leave the house

-Pack phone and charger and get dressed in attire

-Have a full stomach and empty bladder before leaving the house

-Get in car with directions to convention

(when driving, send update text to friends you are meeting around every 20 describing weather, traffic, and how excited you are)

-When at destination, do not enter convention without entire group

(if there before other, stay in an area with good signal and/or in site of arriving cars for meet up)

-Enter convention as a group

-Register your tickets (only have to do this on first day)

-Register props (if cosplaying. NO WEAPONS)

-Enter convention floor

Convention Hours

*-Stick together with group at all times (some have a group call to find each other in crowds)

***-Take a partner to bathroom, booth, etc.

-Do not take an item away from a booth unless already purchased

*-Use your manners in the crowds (“excuse me” “pardon me” “sumimasen”)

-Refrain from Otaku Talk (“omg! That cosplay is super kawaii-desu!” “I love you character name!!!1! :3”)

-Set up emergency meeting spot if someone gets lost

***-Always check phone for messages from group

-Take lots of pictures~

-Try not to offend anyone

-Do not point out every set of boobies, be it hentai poster or cosplayer

-Do not shame the other fandoms (bronies, furries,etc)

-It is okay to ask someone in cosplay for a picture (they really appreciate it)

-It is okay to decline a booth vender’s offer

-It is okay to fan over the voice actors and guests (in moderation)

-It is not okay to make the guests uncomfortable (dirty jokes, etc)

-It is not okay to interview people unless you have a convention registered badge

-It is okay to cry (if for some reason you have to)

-It is okay to geek out with other convention goers

*-It is okay to make new friends at conventions (please beware the stalker crazy people)

*-If you are tired or hungry, tell the group, they probably are too

*-If you want to purchase something tell someone in the group so they don’t accidentally ditch you

-Before purchasing something, walk around more and see if you actually want it (also check prices for deals at other booths)(also check online for deals)

-If you purchase something, it is your responsibility to carry it

*-We suggest that you buy your big purchases (posters, wigs, figurines, etc) toward the end of the con

-Often check on your things, do not leave them unattended

***-Watch the clock

*-Keep hydrated

***-Con food is overpriced and usually not so good, try to bring your own or wait till dinner (lunch is usually skipped, just all snacking)

-Try and participate, it’s an annual and exciting event, have fun!

anonymous asked:

Sorry I should have clarified, I was wondering if you have tips for the actual presentation part ^^; Sometimes the things I say make sense to me because I've been working on this project, but I forget that it sounds like gibberish to others.

oh ya for sure! and that’s ok! i do the same thing :) 

so tips for presenting during poster sessions:

  • I really never refer to my poster unless it’s to point at the diagrams/figures, and I present everything like a story: I start with a very brief introduction (like the spark notes version of what critical things they need to know to understand the project), and then engage them with the problem I’m trying to solve. Then I move on to the figures, which really are the meat of the poster, and should tell the whole story. And at the end, I’ll wrap everything up with a short conclusion, followed by “and next, we’re going to focus on…”. Oh and I never ever read anything word for word. The audience can do that on their own; they want you to present everything in a bite-size fun and engaging way. 
  • rehearse rehearse rehearse! rehearse two different presentations: one to-the-point one for those who are extremely familiar with your field/techniques/work, and one more in-depth for those who need longer explanations. you can usually gauge what presentation is best suited when you’re introducing your project, or you can just ask in the beginning. 
  • if anyone stops by my poster and looks at it for more than 3 seconds, i’ll greet them and ask them if they have any questions, or would like me to walk them through the poster. the audience values an engaging presenter, so if you’re comfortable with doing this, you’ll have more people listen to your amazing work :) plus it’s much better than them staring silently at your poster while you stand there staring at them and then things just get.. awkward…
  • talk loudly. poster sessions usually get really crowded and noisy, and if you have a small crowd, the people in the back will be really sad if they can’t hear what’s happening. usually if my audience starts leaning in, or adjusting their head so their ear is facing more towards me, i know it’s a cue for me to speak a little louder. 
  • optional, but could be really great: use the poster session to network. if there’s an audience member who’s really engaged in your research (eg. they’re asking you lots of questions, or even offering advice), introduce yourself and ask them questions (like what do they do? where do they work? oh, you’re a PI? are you open to post-docs in the future by any chance??). i mean, you already have their attention, and you’re having a one-on-one conversation that needed no ice-breaker, so why not? on that note, it would be good to have some CV’s, business cards, or something to pass along your contact info on hand. Just in case! 

hmmm i think that’s all the tips i have! really, rehearsing is probably the most important. you’ll feel more comfortable, your explanations will be clearer, and the audience will have a better time. 

good luck! let me know how it goes if you’d like! :D

anonymous asked:

I'm excited for the comeback and the mini dramas. But in the end I feel sad because as Intl Army who doesn't read korean, we have to wait for a translation to every post/tweet/quote. I feel sad because BH absolutely don't care about us :( It seems stupid, but if they'd add a translation of the poster quotes, even super tiny, not really visible, it would make me think they do care a little. It's hard to be a non-korean army :/

I mean this is a kpop group, it’s always going to be like that :/ they already do a lot so they shouldn’t have to accommodate for people who can’t speak Korean. Idk that’s like asking an American artist to speak a different language to appease to their international fans. It’s a bit too much to say that BigHit doesn’t care about us, but we do face some hinderances as international fans. I’m just happy we are getting this amount of content in the first place

anonymous asked:

As someone who's completed their PhD and has gone through the grad school application process (though awhile back), do you have any tips for writing the personal statement? Also if you could clarify..what exactly is the different for the personal statement vs a statement of purpose? Some schools require both, and if you have any advice on both of them or either of them it would be greatly appreciated!

I do!

1) Do. not. start. (or include at all) your personal statement with “I have always [something about loving/doing science]”.  Instead, I would start with a personal story that involves why you are motivated to be engaged in science, or how you are engaged in science.  The people that read these applications want to know about you.  Why do you want to spend 5-6 years of your life in grad school hell? What motivates you? What experiences do you have? How will your uniqueness and personality add to the program? What are your goals?  This is also an opportunity to discuss why your GPA or GRE might not be perfect. And don’t feel like you HAVE to be specific or detailed. You can just say “chronic illness” or “life-altering event” to deal with physical and/or emotional issues that may have impacted your academic performance.  You can also point to these things as a point of strength or perseverance, which are important in grad school, if that feels OK to you.

2) Be sure to include details on what research you’ve done already, for how long you’ve done it, and how you’ve presented your work (posters, conferences, publications).  Reflect on your experiences wrt your motivations to continue doing science and how they will help you in grad school.

2) Make sure your personal statement flows logically.  I am a fan of George Gopen’s A–>B—>C writing style.  Application readers often have a lot of statements to sift through.  You want yours to flow logically and be easily understandable.  You want them to immediately understand who you are and remember that.

3) Make it personal for the university. Talk about PIs that have research that interest you. Talk about aspects of their program that you find desirable.  A programs wants to know that you want them, and have done your due diligence to be able to say why you want them.

4) Start early, and be prepared for many drafts. It takes time to write a good personal statement.  It takes time to refine everything that you want to say into a page of text (and figure out what things you don’t need to say).  It’s worth getting the clarity, and it can become a document you refer to when you have to write these statements for grants/scholarships. With some of my friends/colleagues I have only worked through edits of 1 or 2 drafts, but others I have helped through 4 or 5.  If you struggle with written communication, that may be you.  And that’s OK.

5) Find an editor(s).  Having other people read your personal statement will help you catch embarrassing typos or let you know if it just doesn’t read well.  Pick people that will be honest with you.  Older students, particularly grad students or postdocs who are proficient writers, may be your best resource here.  Some of us are real grumps about stuff like that, but plenty of us relish the opportunity to help younger students succeed.

As for personal statements vs statement of purpose, I can’t speak with personal experience to the distinction.  It may even be worth calling up the program administrator and asking them what kind of details they want in each. This may seem silly, but trust me, we do this with program officers for NIH grant applications. Be prepared for the conversation, come armed with some understanding of the two, and ask your questions while conveying interest in being a successful applicant. If any of my followers have advice with handling these two, please feel free to add to this response and I will reblog.

Good luck anon!

there are new wrinkles - no not on my face - in the evolving drama thrust in - i have walked away from similar in the past - seen it through once - 3 ppl i love need me to see this one to the end - one has no choice and nothing personally to gain - it boring tedious and takes up time i would rather spend doing anything else - and the unpoet could use the money - tho all she gonna get are crumbs maybe - seriously there are some gigantic sculptures up for grabs - mostly metal - and a house in diss repair never was up to code - three or four containers like on container ships full of stuff - lots of smaller pieces of art - pack rat paperwork spanning decades - somebody has already claimed the original fillmore posters - and a shit load of badly written legal documents - some which contradict each other - tho if ppl cooperate even a little - i have someone who can sort it out - and make referrals for any services needed - still its a fucking mess - the tax implications alone are $$$$$ 

anonymous asked:

I LOVE Steve as much as the next guy, but I worry about how much we've seen of him vs the other teens. I do wanna see a ton of him, but I feel like we haven't seen a lot of Nancy or Jonathan. Maybe they're involved in something that they really don't want to spoil, but I mean they are pretty small on the poster (which I'm not sure means anything as max is tiny too, but we know she's involved in a lot). Idk I'm probably not making any sense I just want all my kids to have equal screen time

No I feel the same!!! It’s odd for me because I was always shouting for Steve because he was completely hated on and dismissed by the fandom, and I thought the duffers would do the same. Now I’m like… ohhhh…. he’s really doing that… and I love his storyline with the kids already, but I miss when I thought it was going to be about the three teens together and they’d get equal screen time…. idk I’m hopeful tho

5 Things Tag

I was tagged by @siwontrash (thank you! you’re a sweetheart  o(≧∇≦o))

Rules: Answer the questions and tag 15 blogs

5 things you’ll find in my bag

1. A book (pretty much any type of book to read when I’m bored in the middle of classes)

2. Charger

3. Lemon/Eucalyptus drops (whenever I feel like eating something sweet or having a sore throat, I give some to my friends if they want)

4. Nail file

5. House keys

5 things you’ll find in my bedroom

1. Books (lots and lots of books, I’m already running out of space for them)

2. Very fluffy blanket (just right during winter + I like fluffy things)

3. Korean & Japanese textbooks

4. Way too many clothes hanging everywhere

5. K-Pop posters (12 on the walls + a few more because I don’t have any more space)

5 things I’ve always wanted to do

1. Learn how to play the guitar and/or drums (already played the taiko and I loved it)

2. Get a tattoo (or more) and piercings (always loved the idea, but I spend all of my money on books and textbooks and Monsta X albums xD)

3. Find a job since high-school that paid well-enough so I could help my parents financially and make them proud because they chose to believe in me and let me choose my own path in life (”working” as a volunteer translating Akira Kurosawa’s movies in my language atm)

4. Take one of my favorite celebrities’ interview and find out how it truly is like to be a star, why they chose this path, if they expected to get this far etc.

5. Fall in love and be loved in return

5 things that I’ve always wanted to know

1. Will I ever encounter a ghost?

2. How is it like to be part of two countries, cultures etc. (Korean-American, Italian-French etc.)?

3. How will the world end and when?

4. What happened to certain people? (Edgar Allan Poe’s suspicious death, Jimmy Hoffa’s body’s location, Marilyn Monroe’s death, JFK’s killer(s), Kurt Cobain’s suicide/accident/murder and so on)

5. How much information can a person remember? When is it too much?

5 things that make me happy

1. My family

2. Buying books/albums

3. Reading

4. Listening to music

5. Learning, knowing and remembering things that others don’t

5 things I’m currently into

1. Monsta X

2. Yakuza/Mafia/Gang AUs

3. American Horror Story

4. Urban exploration Youtube channels

5. Horror stories channels (Be. Busta, Lazy Masquerade etc.)

5 things on my to-do list

1. Learn Japanese and Korean as well as I can

2. Try to get a 1-year scholarship in Japan or a 2-year scholarship in Korea

3. Get a well-paid job

4. Get a boyfriend

5. Read all of the books I’ve bought up until now


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Leslie Jones wants to bring her loud-ass stereotype to Deadpool.

I haven’t quite finalized my top 10 movies of 2016 list yet, but Deadpool is definitely on the list.  And I do not want Leslie Jones in the sequel shucking & jiving, messing up the flow, and making me cringe for 90 minutes!  

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Y’know… I’ma just go delete my other blogs save for Lancelot and Assassin Shiki cause of The Tain and make this a official Multimuse with a focus on Merlin(s) as the poster muses…

Still a bit too lazy to do specify muse on every post though, so hopefully people notice the fact if they want to interact with the other muses

Yes, I realize I already made a similar post, but that was a maybe and this is a fact. I don’t have a lot of followers on the others anyway, so shouldn’t be too large a loss

In 2014, webcomic creator Tarol Hunt “Thunt” Stephens (best known for Goblins) suffered a nervous breakdown and went on hiatus. After two months, his wife persuaded him to draw what he was feeling; he produced this image.
He subsequently described it as follows:

“So a lot of you have already seen the picture. The thing I drew when my brain had more shaky cam than Man of Steel. Drawing this was a huge help at the time, since communicating just… wasn’t something I could do and I needed to express myself in some way. I honestly think things would have been a lot worse, had Danielle [his wife] not told me to draw “what you’re feeling”. Since this picture was not a business decision, I’m applying an open license to it, so… do whatever you like with it. Make posters, t-shirts, crop circles… anything you like.

So… what does it mean? Mostly, I don’t know. I think the doll is supposed to represent me? I’m not sure. I just started drawing this image of a broken doll and the rest of the picture grew out from that. She’s got heavy make-up on the right side of her face and no pupil in her right eye. Why? I don’t know. I have no idea why her right hand is smashed and why there are a bazillion fingers. I just kept drawing fingers. When you’re going through a thing like this, you tend to latch onto ANYTHING that isn’t panic inducing and repeat it over and over to avoid the things that are terrifying (which is why I wound up reading Elfquest non-stop). I did this with the fingers. For some reason, I felt less freaked out when drawing the fingers, so I just… kept drawing them.

Is the monster Mr. Fingers? I’m not sure. I didn’t plan on drawing him, I just drew without thinking and that’s what came out. And what happened to his squished ‘foot’? I have no idea. The plushie/doll that the monster is coming out of is the doll that Fumbles tried to return to the elf child in Goblins. I do know that. And the monster’s neck, is a tongue wrapped in thick wire.

The green bit on the light bulb is my wedding ring. I have no memory of drawing that part. There are a few parts of the picture I don’t remember drawing, but what really pisses me off, is the knife.

I drew a beautiful knife on the floor. It’s what was meant to have been used to scratch up the back wall. I remember drawing it. Danielle remembers seeing it. But at some point, I erased it and drew in the floorboards where it had once been. I don’t remember doing this and it bothers me, because I liked that knife. It looked awesome. Why the hell did I erase it? Grrrr.

The Goblins pages in the picture are all pages where someone dies. This was done with more conscious thought than the rest of the picture, as I had to go through the archives and find each of those pages.”

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Pick some photos from Pick-up Voice Vol. 103 to share as last last last(?) post I’ve promised _(:3JZ)_ The cover interview of this issue is Assassination Classroom! And there’s a interview of the three main casts: Jun jun as 殺せんせい, Mai san as 渚くん AND Nobu!!! as カルマくん!!!(๑>ᴗ<๑) Though the comic and anime have already ended, this story inspired me a lot T^T ((I cried like a fool when I was watching the last episode (༎ຶ⌑༎ຶ) I’m looking forward to the animation movie in this coming November! (It’s on cinema one day before my birthday! ;“DD ((though it’s only available to watch in Japan and probably none of my business _(:3JZ)_

The 2nd pic was the poster and the last is the bromides of that issue _(:3JZ)_

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red ink | a miraculous ladybug fanfic

A/N: this is a sort of continuation/side story to my soulmate tattoo AU here (x)

Word count: 4.4 k

Pairings: background pining LadyNoir/Adrinette, hints of Alya/Nino and other implied class pairings (rose/juleka, ivan/mylene, kim/max)


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[At first, red hair falls into the screen before it is righted up. Then it zooms too closely into a pair of green eyes. Alya grimaces and steadies the camera before she backs away, this time with a grin on her face as she speaks.

“Soulmates. You’ve heard it all before: the stuff of fairytales and romance, your perfect other half, or your one true love and sometimes more than one. On the other end, we’ve been told it’s too mainstream, it’s bowing down to the universe or ignoring free will just because you believe in a bunch of words that appear on your skin.

“But this isn’t going to be some stuffy speech that’s going to tell you what to believe about soulmates. Instead, why don’t we listen to what others believe?”]

The moment Alya steps into the bakery, Marinette immediately yanks her to her bedroom at a speed that leaves Alya feeling as if she left a part of her soul outside. “Hello to you too,” she says, plopping down on a cushion while Marinette clicks and clicks at her computer. “Care to tell me this Very Important News that you’d like to share?”

Alya hasn’t been her best friend for two years for nothing, so Alya already has a vague idea of what it is. Aside from miscellaneous stuff, there are three things that could usually inspire this kind of fervor in Marinette: the first being fashion, the second is Chloe acting even more bourgeois than normal, and the third—of course—Adrien Agreste.

And when Marinette furiously jabs a finger at a picture on the monitor, Alya thinks that if ever a betting pool exists for this sort of thing, she’d be as rich as Gabriel Agreste.

But she’s rather offended at what she sees.

She isn’t referring to the grainy picture of Adrien with his naked back turned toward them but at whatever slimeball paparazzi or eager gossipmonger with no sense of journalistic ethics whatsoever took it in the first place.

“Gossip sites—“ Alya enunciates each word like she’s holding a dead rat. “—are the scum of the earth, and I really hope there’s some other reason you went looking for this other than to raise your blood pressure.” She clicks to see the full article while Marinette paces around the room and rants, incensed as she is.

“I know! They can’t just do that because whatever happened to respecting people’s privacy while they’re dressing up—and heck, that’s just—“

The page loads. Alya blinks at the title.

Adrien Agreste’s Soulmate Mark Finally Revealed?!

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Boyfriend Tag (Nate Imagine)

“Hey guys, it’s (Y/N), and today I’m here with this cutie, introduce yourself.” You smile. 

“I’m Nate.”

“You’re so boring. You don’t have anything else to say, but your name.”

“I don’t know what else to say.” Nate laughs. 

“Whatever, so today we’re doing the boyfriend tag and we’re going to see how well Nate knows me.”

“I’m a really good boyfriend, so imma get all these right.”

“Are you sure about that?" 

"Positive." 

"Game on, Maloley.” You smirk. 

“By the way if I know everything about her, she makes me dinner and if I don’t then I make dinner. Just making that clear and out in the open now.” Nate smiles. 

“Alright lover boy, question 1, I’m sitting in front of the tv what is on the screen?” 

"New Girl or the Kardashian’s,” Nate smirks, knowing he got the right answer. 

“Correct. Number 2, we’re out to eat what kind of dressing do I get on my salad.” 

"Well, for starters, you would never get a salad, because the entire time we’ve dated, not once have you ever gotten a salad. But, you’d get ranch because you eat it with your carrots all the time, boom baby." 

"You’re so cocky, but that’s all true." 

Nate leans over and kissing your cheek.

"Number 3, what size shoe do I wear?”

"8 or 8 1/2.”

“You cheated, I saw you looking in my closet.”

“I wasn’t looking at your shoe size, I was looking for some of my clothes.”

“In my closet?" 

"You steal my shit all the time, yes in your closet.” Nate laughs. 

You roll your eyes. Nate wraps his arms around you, trying to pull you into a hug. 

“Nathan, stop.” You say pushing his away. 

“You love me.” He says, stealing a kiss. 

“Alright, number 4, if I was collecting anything what would it be?”

"Vintage things, like you have a lot of old posters and records and stuff.”

“I guess that’s right. What would I eat everyday if I could?”

"Cap n’ Crunch cereal." 

"Really?”

“You eat it all the time. You probably already eat it everyday.”

“I guess, I’ll take that." 

"You’re just mad that you’re going to have to make me dinner.” Nate smirks.

“What’s my favorite sports team?” You ask, lifting your eyebrow and looking at Nate.

"NFL, the Dallas Cowboys. MLB, the New York Yankees.” Nate finishes and smiles at you. 

“You’re doing a lot better than I thought you would. Alright, did I play any sports?”

“Volleyball and softball.”

“Good job Nathan. You got all them correct.” You say slapping your thighs. 

“I think I deserve a kiss.” Nate smirks. 

You turn your head away from him. Nate wraps his arms around you, pulling you in his lap.

“Alright guys, that’s it for this weeks video. I hope you guys enjoyed.”