i have to get faster at this

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Roy drives fast along the coast road leading out of Bridgeport, the needle on the speedometer bumping 170 kph. The sea air whips their faces and hair, seagulls careening towards the rear vision mirror and then spinning out of sight, trees passing by in a drunken blur. Any normal day Georgina would hit him on the leg with her bag and yell at him to slow down but today she doesn’t care, the faster he drives the faster they leave Bridgeport behind and crazy women who throw coffee machines at people, and her guilt about inadvertently letting Sonia know about Roy’s prostitute!

Roy slows down once they turn onto the winding unsealed road that leads to The Oaks, and Georgina unclenches her hands, which have been pressed to either side of her seat, and places them in her lap. She asks him if he is going to tell Bunty about Sonia kicking them out of the house.  

Roy: No. Look, it’s nothing. Sonia and I are always fighting and then getting back together. We do this all the time. She’ll be fine in a few days. I’ve forgiven her for a lot worse, believe me.
Georgina: Are you talking about her affair?

Roy is quiet for more than a minute. She doesn’t think he is going to answer her. Then he exhales a long, noisy sigh.

Roy: That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You don’t want to know the truth about our marriage, Georgie. Trust me.
Georgina: I do want to know. Please, Roy?

calxypso  asked:

Hey there! I too am struggling with finding a job because I constantly move between three places and I was thinking about something I could do at home. Could you maybe link me to your transcribing site? Thanks in advance and have a nice day! <3

((OOC: Oh heck yes, I will share the wealth!

HERE IT IS.

You apply, they get you to do a transcription test, and then they email you within the week to tell you if you’ve got it. There’s also captioning work you can apply to do, but I prefer the transcription work. It’s just a bit faster and easier to me.

Now, it doesn’t pay a whole lot. I can tell you that last week I transcribed 286m48s worth of audio [and that doesn’t take into account how much time it TOOK you to transcribe that, all the starting and stopping, that’s just the combined time of all the pieces I did] and for that I got paid $148.92, American. But hell, if you’re unemployed and doing nothing with your days anyway, it’s better than nothing at all. I hope it helps you!))

was able to fall asleep a lot faster

still had intrusive thoughts centered on rage and trauma and anxiety, but not enough to cause a crying fit or launch me out of bed again

got 6 hours 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep

then was suddenly wide awake and frothing with rage and a panic attack again

so its slowly getting better, but at this rate i may actually be better off not even attempting medical care of any kind for the rest of my life (seriously, wtf?). because all it will take is one more shitty, traumatic experience like that and i’ll have to take about 6 months just to recover enough to try again. and if i keep having said experiences i’ll very quickly wind up with more trauma than i have potential remaining time to process with (ie. if i ever get) competent and respectful therapy

i wish i was joking

or exaggerating

im starting to think that the lack of online profiles for all of these local doctors and therapists where patients can leave comments on their experiences has left us with such a shitty, unmonitored population of medical “professionals” that it would actually be cheaper and safer to go OUT OF TOWN (and out of county) for all medical care

hell even doing that for emergency care would prolly be better

which is sad as fuck when you realize i was including shit that could def kill you if you took too long getting to the hospital

THAT’S how shitty the medical care is here

…at least if you die in the car on the way there you didn’t die of some asshole looking at your suffering, calling it nonexistent (or otherwise trivial), and then adding to it just because they can.

Gunshot | Writing Prompt Thing

Writing Prompt #267: Dialogue

“Why are you stopping? We need to keep going”
“I just realized I’ve been shot”
“Really? Now? You have the worst timing”

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Stozier | uhhh I guess this is a gang/criminal au idk I haven’t seen anyone else doing it | Warning: uhhh someone gets shot but don’t worry there’s no angst | whoop

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Stozier

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Police sirens blared in the distance as Stanley Uris and Richie Tozier ran through the junk yard behind an old warehouse. Rich was in front, he’s the faster runner, with a bag in his left hand. Stan trailed behind with a knife that he had dropped about six times now in his hand.

“Oh my god oh my god oh my god.” Stan said between struggled breaths, “I can’t believe you convinced me to do this.”

“We give this money to a black car on the next block.” Richie motioned to his bag and Stan groaned, “Then change and maybe I’ll give you a kiss on the cheek who knows.”

They crossed through an abandoned alley way before Rich trotted up to the car and handed them the money. The shiny black car zoomed away and police cars started zooming down the road in Stan and Richie’s direction.

“Come on, let’s go!” Rich tugged Richie’s arm but he wouldn’t move, “Why are you stopping? We need to keep going.”

Stanley looked at him with almost comedic looking face of fear, “I just realized I’ve been shot” Stanley motioned to his bleeding arm and clasped a hand over the wound.

Richie rubbed his face frustratedly and looked Stan, “Really? Now? You have the worst timing.”

Stan shrugged and Rich pulled him into the alley way. Stanley nervously looked at his blood covered hand and almost barfed. Rich ripped off his sleeve and got some tweezers from a mini-safety-kit that Eddie makes him carry around.

“Ok I’m going in.” Richie dug the tweezers into the wound and pulled out a bullet. Stanley screamed in pain as he wrapped the torn sleeve around Stan’s arm.

“Oh my god, you don’t say ‘I’m going in’ when you’re getting a bullet out of someone’s arm.” Stan hissed and wiped always a couple tears.

“Sorry babe, I’ll take you to Eddie and Bill, they’ll know what to do.” Rich stood up.

They walked together and Rich causally tried to hold Stan’s hand.

“Are you seriously trying to make this romantic?” Stan looked up at Richie with a disapproving look.

Rich shrugged and made an awkward face expression, “It was worth a try?”

“You better have a damn good way of making this up to me.”

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yeah I don’t really like this but hey I only spent like 10 minuets on it so eh

comes back after 60 years with a brand new url hoo boy

i hear these get around faster than actual promos so please do like / reblog if you’re interested in interacting with an amak.usa shi.rou / shi.rou koto.mine from fat.e apo.crypha / fa.te / gr.and order! 

sloppilycraftedpizza  asked:

Mmm. I love waking up to see the staff have dropped to a new low of bullshittery. Punishing for off site things? Really? What happened to "someone could be impersonating them"? That's what they've told us several times when trying to get users who admitted they were underage offsite banned.

Staff gets more laughable with each passing day.

Anyway, I will be contacting more lawyers. Hopefully some of them will get back to me faster than Acuity will.

7

So the past few days have been interesting. I kept getting distracted at work and kept dinging my hands, Mae decided she wanted to make my bandages pretty so I’d heal faster but my wrist had a bad reaction to the adhesive so I had to wait till I got home to swap it out, and then I woke up to Squirrel on my neck and Paco and Mouse on me too.. Then I tried to get some writing done and Houbeanie decided I wasn’t allowed to.

4

An afternoon date~

and a bonus

anonymous asked:

Your stories about mythology are absolutely stunning. Please, could you write something about Hades? I'd be delighted because I love reading the stories

continuation of this

Hades rubs at his temples. As a nearly all-powerful being, he should be immune to headaches, yet he finds himself in constant suffering. If Hermes were not so irritating he would entrench him for a cure, but dealing with his nephew always causes more pain than it relieves.

“I did not know she was a goddess,” a light voice says, petulant and apologetic at once, “I would not have tried to kill her if I had known.”

He looks down. The river child-goddess Styx stares up at him, big liquid eyes and trembling bottom lip. “I’m not mad at you,” he says, “You did just as you should.”

“I know,” she says imperiously, but he does not miss the way the child’s shoulders droop. She inches closer and fists her hands in his robes, “She’s pretty.”

Kore lies in his bed, curled under his sheets and sleeping soundly. He’d rinsed her in a waterfall that flows from the edge of the earth into his domain, cleansing her off the corrosive water of the Styx. Her skin is as dark as the richest earth, and her hair has been bleached white by the river. Her light snoring breaths make him smile, and he admits, “She is that.”

Styx tugs at him, biting her lip. He does not have the time to indulge her, but she still believes that he’s cross with her. He bends enough so that her arms can encircle his neck and he lifts her, easily balancing the small child on his hip. “Accompany me as I patrol the edge of realm. She should not have been able to get to the underworld in the first place.”

She rests her head on his shoulder and tucks her thumb in her mouth. It’s a good thing he doesn’t take much stock in dignity. “If I must.”

“You must,” he commands, smiling since she cannot see him.

She falls asleep by the time he’s halfway through. “Hecate,” he sighs.

“Poor thing,” the disembodied voice of the goddess of magic and other inexplicable things coos. She slips out of the darkness and pulls Styx from Hades’s hip into her arms. “She was so worried that you would be upset with her that she tired herself out.”

“Why would I be upset with her,” Hades asks, “when it is you who eroded the barrier so an insane goddess could pass through?”

Hecate grins, wicked and unapologetic. “Demeter’s daughter is beautiful, isn’t she?”

“Demeter’s daughter,” he repeats, lead pooling in his stomach, “I must return her before my sister kills me.”

“Don’t be silly,” Hecate scolds, shifting the still-asleep Styx to a more comfortable position in her arms. “The girl came to you for sanctuary, how can you deny her? You’ve never claimed cruelty as a trait before. Best not to start now.”

Hades scowls, “Perhaps you should stop meddling in affairs that don’t concern you, before I expel you from my realm and leave you to my brothers’ tender mercy.”

Hecate’s grin softens, and she goes on her tiptoes to kiss his cheek. “You’ve never claimed cruelty as a trait before now, Lord Hades. Best not to start now.”

She fades back into the shadows. Hades forces a frown onto his face in case she’s still watching, but he knows he’s not fooling anyone, least of all himself.

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The fabric of reality dividing his realm from the mortal one is worn thin where Hecate meddled. Hades could repair it on his own, but it’s hardly his specialty. “Sister,” he says, pitching his voice just right so it will reach the ears it’s intended for, “if you’re not too busy, I could use some assistance.”

There’s a pressure in the air besides him, and he holds out his hand, pushing through the layers of his own magic and grabbing her hand to guide her from Olympus to his side.

“I like what you’ve done with the place,” his grey-eyed sister says, “so warm and welcoming.”

Hestia’s fire burns happily within his domain, but hall torches and bioluminescent rock can only get him so fair. In the center, where his palace resides and homes and people unfurl around him like a rose, the fire is enough; it is soft and steady in his cities.

But here, at the neglected and empty edges of his realm, it’s gloomy at best.

“You still do not allow Apollo to fly his chariot through your realm?” Athena doesn’t ask him why he’s called, a loom appearing in front of her as she pulls his robe from his back with brisk, impersonal movements.

“Apollo would not fly through my realm even if I personally invited him, and so we remain without sun. We do well enough.” He only wears a knee-length chiton, and sits on the ground next to the loom. Athena relaxes, the changes so subtle that he doubts few would notice them. She doesn’t like people looking down at her, and Hades stands at least a head above her even when he slouches. Sitting is easier. “I liked that robe.”

She’s already half unraveled it, the thread white even though his robe was black. “I know. It’s soaked in your magic, in your aura, in your scent. It is exactly what is needed to repair the fabric of your realm, Hades.” She weaves faster than is possible for any human. Already he can see the block of glittering white fabric beginning to take shape. “You should punish Hecate severely for her transgressions.”

He doesn’t bother to hide his grin from her. Athena knows the flavor of all their magic, and it doesn’t surprise him that she knew this was the other goddess’s work. “She had fine intentions, I’m sure.”

Athena scoffs, pressing the loom down and up so even more inches of fabric are revealed. “She’s arrogant and meddling and more trouble than she’s worth. She’s already crossed Zeus and Poseidon, and one day your goodwill will run out and she’ll have no one left to turn to.”

“Perhaps,” he says, resting his chin on his hand. “Many of the magical wards around my home are her design, you know. Tricky, dark magic is her specialty.”

“Which is why she was able to create a weak spot,” she snaps, “You should be more careful.”

Hades likes Hecate. Once she spent a whole week arranging thousands of frozen fireflies like constellations high in the air above them so that the residents of the underworld could pretend they were under a mortal sky. She may capable of terrible things, but so is he. “I will, sister.”

Athena glares at him like she can tell he’s lying her to her. “Here,” she says, handing him the improbably large piece of cloth, “you must do the next part on your own. I can do no more for you.”

“You’ve done more than enough,” he praises, and neatly cuts a doorway for her to leave though. “Thank you, Pallas Athena.”

Her steel grey eyes appear to soften, but it’s hard to tell when he can barely see her in the weak light. “Be careful, Hades. I mean it.”

She leaves before he can respond, which is likely for the best sine he isn’t sure what he would say. He begins the painstaking process of stitching the cloth into the fabric separating his world from the mortal’s. Each stitch must be tiny and perfect, and sewing is not among his strengths. It will take him the rest of the night to complete it.

~

He’s just sewing the last stitch when there’s a whisper of wings and a presence besides him. There is a single god who can enter his realm without his permission. “Hermes,” he greets, already resigned to his headache. “Do you have a message for me?”

“Demeter is on the war path,” he says. “She demands her daughter’s return.”

Hades steps back to admire his handiwork. Hardly pretty, but functional. “As always, if Demeter wishes to speak to me she’s more than welcome to step into my realm and do so.”

“She’s powerless in your domain,” Hermes says, crossing his arms, “She will never expose herself that way. She won’t come.”

“Then there’s nothing I can do for her,” he answers, beginning his walk back to his palace.

Hermes falls in place besides him. “She’s a dangerous enemy to have, Uncle.”

“Don’t I know it,” he grumbles, “Every time she’s cross with me another city starves, and I have rush of new people who must cross my river and enter my realm.”

“Kore does not belong here,” he argues, “Let Demeter take her back.”

Hades dares not ask why Hermes cares so much about this when for everything else he cares so little. He doubts he’d like the answer. “Kore crossed the Styx,” he says, and curses Hecate for putting thoughts into his head. He should just send Kore back to her mother, but Hecate is right. Anyone desperate enough to come to him for protection is someone too desperate for him to turn away. “She may stay as long as she likes.”

Hermes stares at him. His eyes are dark like Hades’s own, but so startlingly different in every other way. “You will regret standing against her,” he warns one final time before flying into the air and out of his realm.

Hades rubs at the bridge of his nose. He can feel the headache coming on.


gods and monsters series part viiii

Movies I learned sugar skills from

We all know Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, and Halle Berry are some of the gems we have in movies now. But I’ve watched a lot of movies that helped me gain the sugar personas I had and I want to share some of those with you all.

Girlfriend experience

This is one of the more popular movies for sex workers and it is now a tv series. I personally liked it because I was ending a relationship while I was sugaring and I did feel some of the ways Christine felt.

Another thing I loved about this movie was the documentation and research this girl did on her clients. I use to have a notebook filled with all my POTs and SDs info, status, job info, likes and dislikes, turn ons, etc. My ex stole it a while ago but lucky for me I didn’t write down searchable info, even the names were in code.

I would recommend this as the first to watch before you binge watch sex work movies like I did.

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Memoirs of a geisha

This is one of my personal favorites because I love the Asian culture when it comes to beauty. The grace, the discipline, and the routine of these woman is really what got me.

When I saw that one look method I was determined to get it to work for me. The Kama Sutra movie below also helped me achieve this. But nothing gets a man across the room faster than an enchanting look from a beautiful woman in their direction.

From this movie I was able to learn how to move more gracefully which is very attractive for men who like “exotic” women. So if you got hips sway them, if you have long legs be swift with your steps, and if your hand are flawless move them like a water bender on avatar (anime joke).

The Treacherous

This movie is very gory so if that’s not your thing don’t watch it. But it does show some intense training for courtesans (old world Asia times).

The seductiveness of these women turned me on so I knew the same methods would turn any man on too. My favorite seductive move is the removing of clothes shown in the beginning scenes where the man challenged the woman to a strip game.

Another scene that showed me a lot of gems was the actual training of the women and how they were to taught to please. I even got some old school hoe tips for my Vag in this movie.

Kama Sutra

Yes it is spelled right and yes it is about using Karma Sutra. If you want a movie example of how some Karma Sutra techniques work then look no further.

This movie showed me how equally important foreplay is for men as it is for us. It showed little snippets of how even feeding can be sensual for men. My favorite tip from the movie would have to be the eye movements of the women while they danced. Those eyes have gotten me compliments from many dance teachers because they could see sexiness in my eyes.

Just look at these eyes:

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Etiquette of a mistress

In case you haven’t noticed by now I watch a lot of Asian movies. This one in particular is informative and funny so you’ll really enjoy watching it.

If you’re a sugar that deals with a lot of married men this movie is for you. It shows you how to be properly discrete with your time together and how to deal with the cons of a married man. The best part of this movie is it shows the perspective of a veteran and a newbie, so I know my vets will enjoy this if they or helping any newbies out there.

Wolf on wall street

This is of course on here because of the famous Naomi character that we love so much. Her sharp tongue is definitely needed when you are trying to pass through all the BS talk. But another thing to pay attention to is her physical presentation of herself. Her style with her looks was like devil in a red dress but with diamonds add.

Two can play that game

This one is mostly for my brown SBs who are close to their mid 20s.

In the 2000s this movie was like the black woman’s player guide. I’ve used many of these strategies to get men back on track to what I wanted. My little black dress is still in the closet waiting for the day my fiance acts up.

One thing from that movie I don’t do is flaunt another man because doing that in this world can severe ties real quick.

A lot of people focus on Shante in this movie but I also loved watching Conny too. Mainly because I love Gabrielle Union’s acting especially in Being Mary Jane.

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Whoresglory

I didn’t learn much from this movie for my personal gain but I did learn a lot about sex work around the world. So if you’re just interested in a movie that shows you different kinds of sex workers watch this.

Breakfast at Tiffany

I love a good Audrey Hepburn movie because her white woman swag is just as awesome as Marilyn’s. She taught me how to be sweet and

youthful while also being mysterious and unavailable.

Being sweet and youthful is what kept my men feeling lucky to have me. But being mysterious and unavailable at times is what kept them on their toes and more willing do what was needed to “secure” me.

Originally posted by be-holder-com

Show Girls

I’m starting to think I should’ve tried stripping because sexy dancing is one of my favorite things to do. Expressing with my body is like art to me but I was probably right not to strip, I would get addicted.

This movie however made me more glamorous and aggressive when it came to my sexy looks. I never got a chance to see real show girls in Vegas but I’m pretty sure I would be in awe by them. I’ve never been a glamorous person but after this movie I started adding a little shimmer and glitter to my style.

Chicago

Again with the dancing lol, I’m sorry ladies but these women, even with out the dancing were phenomenal. The He Made Me Do It song was an all time favorite for me.

But as far as lessons I started to see how competitive women could be when it comes to money and credibility/fame.

I learned on movies like this how to out smart them when it comes to whales.There have been many new girls who tried taking my main SD away from me but they couldn’t get to my relationship quality. Even when girls did get some dates from other SDs of mine they didn’t last long. So please remember ladies quality and good relationships always wins when it comes to real SDs.

Josephine Baker Biography

My girl next door persona has always got me the most money. So when I saw this biography I started mastering it. Her happy demeanor and tiny voice was so close to mine it wasn’t hard to practice.

What made me the happiest, was that even though she was sweet, innocent, and goofy she was also sensual. She knew how to express her sexuality without taking away from her innocence.

The end of the movie was sad and showed a lot of her flaws but she was still iconic.

Originally posted by barbara-stanwyck

Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl

I can’t remember if this is based on a true story are not but it’s amazing. Especially with the online social platforms we have now, this movie has been very useful. This woman on here became a high class call girl based on online status alone.

She was also another person I looked to for glam sexuality and showed many women that even average women can dominate the sex world. There were bad parts like her cockiness and drug use but if she would’ve stayed in her grind she would’ve still been raking in millions. One thing this movie can show you (on the bad side) is that you should never try to “Keep up with the Jones” even in the sex world because it’s never greener on the other side.

Call Me: The Rise and fall of Hiede Fliess

If you don’t know Hiede Fliess, look her up now. She’s the greatest when it comes to call girls. The tactics she used to get where she was is amazing. She really knew how to keep connections with her clients and how to get other girls money.

I don’t know what she does now but I do respect the contributions she’s made to the sex work industry. If you’re in LA or Hollywood you should really watch this movie.

Some notable tv women I watch

Joseline Hernandez

She’s so unapologetic about who she is and will get money by any means necessary. Her and Cardi B are like alter egos I wish I had sometimes.

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Cardi B

She is one of the realest woman I’ve seen on TV and she used what she had to get her fame. Now that she got it she is doing here to the max and I’m happy for her.

Nene Lakes

I can see myself being like Nene when I get older and wealthier. She is a star in many forms and doesn’t let these women or her man interfere with her money. She went from housewife to breadwinner even outside of the show.

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Whitley Gilbert

I get all my bougie ways from Ms. Whitley lol. Really she was a good representation of a high class but down to earth black woman for me. She started out a little too much for me but after some seasons she grew on me. I’m always a sucker for tiny voiced women because mines is tiny too (Not as annoying as hers).

Tasha Patrick

Now I’m going to be honest I just started watching power but I love this women’s attitude. She’s sexy, ride or die, and also strategically vengeful. I might update this after I finish the show but for now that’s all I have to say.

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

Phaedra Parks

This woman beats me in being bougie and extra. I’ve never seen anyone who goes all out like she does. When I was in college I always wanted to be a like southern belle with curves so when this show came on I was tuned in. If you ever wanted to see an example of a curvy southern belle that can still get a little ghetto, Here she is.



This list is just a few of the many women I’ve watched to perfect my personas.

Now, when I switch my persona it’s not to completely change who I am but helps me adapt to different environments.


For example: If my SD likes to watch football games from his box then I’m not going to go into my prim and proper mode, I’m going to bring out girl next door me.


Depending on what your daddy likes you’re going to be put in different types of atmosphere and if you’re black than your going to need to adapt. The way to more opportunities is by building your credibility which is usually based on how much people like you. You re like an undercover celebrity lol.

Now if you don’t want to change that’s fine but that’s what’s work for me.

I change up like a Johnny Depp Movie role

Originally posted by yourlifeisinsanity

Hope this all was helpful to you ladies.

Much Love T

My dear trans kids, 

If you want to take hormones, you have to go to a doctor. 

No “But..” here - you have to. 

I know it can be frustrating and disappointing to hear that. It’s tempting to think that your transition would be faster, cheaper, easier if you could just skip that step, if you could just get them somewhere without a prescription. 

But doing so would not only be illegal, it would also potentially be really dangerous and here’s why: 

- You need to get blood work done before you start. That’s because you may have a health condition that needs to be treated before or while you start to take hormones. And yes, that’s necessary even when you feel healthy. You can not see or feel some health conditions, like high cholesterol for example, but they could interfere with your transition and/or seriously harm your health. 

- You need to dose hormones very carefully. “More helps more” certainly does not apply to hormones - taking too much could not only have really ugly health consequences like breast cancer, it could even have the opposite effect you hope for: For example, the body turns too much testosterone in. guess what, estrogen. That’s not what you’re hoping to achieve. The dose that’s ideal for you depends on a lot of factors, you can not figure that out without the professional opinion by a doctor who knows your individual health situation and transition plans. 

- If you got your hormones illegally, you will have a harder time getting a legal prescription or surgery later on. Abuse of prescription medication is viewed as a sign that you’re irresponsible, and doctors are less likely to trust someone irresponsible to make such a big decision. 

- “But what if I get them illegally and never tell my doctors? They will never know” Imagine you experience a negative side effect of the hormones or even some random emergency like a car crash - now you really need your doctor and your doctor really needs to know all the medications you are on, so they can treat you properly..without accidentally killing you because they didn’t know you’re taking hormones. 

- If you get prescription medicine from some illegal source, you never know if you really get what you wanted. You don’t know who tampered with it. (And even if it all looks really trustworthy, it is a illegal source - a trustworthy person will not give you hormones without a doctor’s approval). 

Don’t try to somehow get around the “go to a doctor” step. You will not do yourself a favor. You will endanger your health and your future transition. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

To new K-pop fans…

1. I remember when I first got I to K-pop and I tried to remember their names by remembering their hair color…. I was mistaken. Don’t. Save yourself the confusion.

2. Look up their ages. You might be in for a shock.

3. There is a thing called ‘Korean age’ and basically that means your favorites are going to have 2 ages. There actual age and then their Korean age. For Korean age you automatically turn one on the day you’re born and then gain another year on new year. So you basically add 1 to two years depending on if it’s before or after new year. So when you hear something like “they’re a 94 liner” that means that they were born in 1994..simple right.

4. They aren’t gay. Well logically speaking some of them probably are, but most are straight. Idols are affectionate with each other. You will see them sleeping and cuddling in the same bed, always touching one another, and always getting jealous over one of their members *cough * Jungkook *cough* They aren’t afraid of ‘skinship’ and that doesn’t make them gay.

5. Aegyo. Aegyo is basically just acting overly cute and it can take some getting used too especially if you’re from a country where 'cute’ isn’t really standard. Yeah grown men and women acting overly cute is still something I can’t handle a lot of.

6. V-live. V-live is basically video instagram for Korean artists. That is where they go live, post fun videos, and etc. You can download it completely free from your app store. There are some channels/content that you have to pay for if you want to watch it though. Most of the big names in K-pop will have subtitles on their content because of the lovely translators in the fandom, but a lot of the small or newer groups won’t. 😔

Oh and if you download vlive and your watching a solo live from one of your favorites and they aren’t your bias *favorite* DON’T ASK FOR OTHER MEMBERS!!!!!! It makes them feel bad… K… Thanks.

7. There is a dark side to K-pop. Most trainees get treated horribly, some idols don’t eat enough, Scandal on top of Scandal and etc but I’m going to all of that. You can dive into the tell of darkness on your own. Or you can message me or another K-pop fan with any questions.

8. Music shows. Music shows usually happen every week and if your face just had a comeback *aka released new music* then they will likely be on soon. The music shows have winners and those winners are chosen by sales, votes, and I believe views.. IDK. So if you want to vote you can go and make free accounts and vote. Accounts will also help you with voting for the end of the year music shows. MAMA is one of the major ones in case you’ve seen the phrase 'vote bts or vote exo or vote got7 for mama’ it’s not talking about voting for their mother.

9. Variety shows. Oh god variety shows. They will be the best and worst thing to happen to you because one you see your favorites on a variety program *which is kinda like a game show/interview* and you see how adorkable they truly are you are in that fandom for life. Sorry. Not sorry. No way out. K-pop is not a revolving door. Welcome.

Variety shows often involve punishments. Like being spanked by your fellow members or being hit on the head really hard with a toy hammer or flicked in the forehead. It’s weird but you’ll love it. Oh and the K-pop dances are amazing and scary complicated as is, but wait until you see it 2x faster. Not sure idols are human TBH.

10. Whiplash. What I mean by this is you are going to pick a favorite and they are going to be adorable and cute and you are going to want to protect them and their innocence and then they are going to get on stage or start dancing and they change into this rude creature and you’re not sure what just happened …i call it whiplash. The transition from fluffy to rude within .0000001 of a second. You get whiplash.

11. You have to go to YouTube and look up K-pop crack videos. Just look up 'K-pop crack’ or 'K-pop on crack’ they are so funny. Also the K-pop try not to laugh videos.

12. K-pop fandom. Each fandom has a name for their fans, like bts’ fans are called 'Army’ And each fandom either has or will at some point have a unique lightstick to represent their fandom. Fan chants are also a thing. You will often hear these at music shows and concerts. They are quite easy to pick up ion their own, but if you need assistance then you can google “ *group name* fan chants”

13. You don’t speak Korean. That is perfectly okay. Most of the big groups have amazing translators in their fandoms and they sub everything..mostly into English.. But I’ve seen some in Spanish and German too. You do not have to speak the language to be able to love K-pop. Music doesn’t need lyrics to be understood. But more power to you if you want to learn Korean it is a beautiful language and has amazing tradition and heritage that is so fun to learn about.

14. K-dramas. They are a thing and they are amazing. A lot of your favs have probably made an appearance if not had a leading role. Even if they don’t have your favs I do recommend downloading 'Drama Fever’ and binge watching. Again there are sub titles and most of the content is free, but there is some you have to pay for.

15. Military enlistment. It is law in Korea that every able-bodied man must serve at least 2 years in the military before they are 32. Idols from Thailand such as 2pm’s Nichkhun and Got7’s BamBam can either take the full 2 years or enter the draft. If they enter the draft and don’t draw a red card then they don’t have to go, but if they enter the draft and draw the red card then they have to serve the full 2 years. Idols from America and other countries are exempt I do believe.

Let me or another K-pop Stan know if you have any more questions and we’ll do our best to answer and if anyone has something else to add feel free ☺

Welcome to the K-pop life ♥

MatPat: *takes a deep breath*

MatPat: i lo-

Jason: yes, you love Stephanie, we know, you love Stephanie so much, she’s the light of your life, you love her so much, you just love Stephanie we KNOW, you love Stephanie you fucking love Stephanie okay we know, we get it, YOU LOVE STEPHANIE FUCKING PATRICK. WE GET IT.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I wanted to draw these two relaxing/talking in that overlook in the Cathedral Ward. It’s one of my favorite places to go in-game and I thought it’d be a nice place to have a quiet date.

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…I wonder if that was actually a good decision to make there, Kuroo

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the japanese language sure can paint a picture with words but u have to absorb so much onomatopoeia to grasp a sentence that simplifies an entire concept down to just a few words

for instance, take the sentence 「宇宙の彼方でフワフワゴロン」(from my rilakkuma pencil case lmao)

i feel like it’d be easier for a non native speaker to understand the expanded concept of “tumbling weightlessly beyond the cosmos”, than the simplified “fuwafuwa goron beyond the cosmos” (fuwafuwa being ‘fluffy’/‘airy’/‘light’/‘floating’, and goron being ‘rolling’/’tumbling’ in a particularly rounded out/lazy/careless sense)

like, words that have set meanings and tenses and can be searched in a dictionary are a lot easier and faster to learn than are words that capture the essence of a feeling, with no set singular definition, but somehow still having a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to use it. you have to just hear and see those words used in countless scenarios to get an understanding of what each one feels like, what it’s capturing, and theres an ENDLESS LIST of words like this for endless unique concepts and properties. i even remember my japanese teacher going over this in class and trying to teach us how certain sounds can convey “sharp” or “round” or “full” or “hollow”. like with the change of a syllable a japanese speaker could verbally imply the difference between a “knock” on a wood table (konkon), or a “knock” on a metal baking pan (kankan). god it just fucks me up and i love it

anonymous asked:

your writing is so beautiful!! if you have the time, would you maybe write something about pro!neil getting injured and physical therapist!andrew?

(sends a prayer and a kiss to the writer of this ask like 8 months ago, love you, here you go)

He hears raised voices jerking their way from the front desk down the hall to his office, a pin-sharp, balloon-popping fight. He sets his coffee down and waits for the overlapping voices to make sense, or for the dull receptionist to strip the action and hand Andrew boring, defused parts.

“I’ve run on worse, Kevin, you know I can still play, I can play better than those delicate, one-hit-and-they’re-down, red card-chasing ungracious bastards—“

“I don’t care. I don’t care if you can run on it, I care if you can destroy on it. If you think your superiority complex and masochistic streak mean anything to me you’re wrong. I need you in peak condition or I don’t need you.”

“This is temporary,” the first voice grits. “I don’t need a glorified massage therapist to show me how to stretch. The only thing that’ll make me feel better is Moriyama’s throat under my heel.”

Something hisses like water beading in a hot pan, and then, “we’ll talk later. You have an appointment.” There’s a burble of complaint and a thud, and then Kevin Day waltzes into his office, diplomatic smile singed dark with rage. His arm is outstretched behind him, and a second later he yanks another person in beside him by the collar.

Neil Josten, if Andrew’s schedule and his limited attention to the sports network are aligned. He looks sick and contrary, flushed high in the apples of his cheeks from arguing, hair wild, leg in a brace from mid-thigh to ankle.

“Here for your massage therapy?” Andrew drawls. Neil bares his teeth, Kevin drops the now-warped collar of his shirt.

“I’m sorry you have to deal with him,” Kevin says, simperingly apologetic. When he doesn’t get a swoon or a protest or anything at all from Andrew, the set of his jaw changes. “He doesn’t like doctors.”

“He’s not a doctor,” Neil says disdainfully, at the same time that Andrew says,

“He can’t run.”

“Oh, I can,” Neil says. “And I can punch too.”

Kevin sighs. Andrew sips his coffee, a long pull, and reaches for a blank chart.

“Do you typically threaten the people providing you with a service?”

“What, are you trying to be a psychologist too? Cover as many pseudo-sciences as possible?”

“I thought I was responding to a challenge,” Andrew replies. “But I’m not surprised that you start a fight and then change the subject. That’s what exy players do, right?”

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