i just want the world to see this beautiful picture

Rick Riordan won a Stonewall award today

for his second Magnus Chase book, due to the inclusion of the character Alex Fierro who is gender fluid. This was the speech he gave, and it really distills why I love this author and his works so much, and why I will always recommend his works to anyone and everyone.

“Thank you for inviting me here today. As I told the Stonewall Award Committee, this is an honor both humbling and unexpected.

So, what is an old cis straight white male doing up here? Where did I get the nerve to write Alex Fierro, a transgender, gender fluid child of Loki in The Hammer of Thor, and why should I get cookies for that?

These are all fair and valid questions, which I have been asking myself a lot.

I think, to support young LGBTQ readers, the most important thing publishing can do is to publish and promote more stories by LGBTQ authors, authentic experiences by authentic voices. We have to keep pushing for this. The Stonewall committee’s work is a critical part of that effort. I can only accept the Stonewall Award in the sense that I accept a call to action – firstly, to do more myself to read and promote books by LGBTQ authors.

But also, it’s a call to do better in my own writing. As one of my genderqueer readers told me recently, “Hey, thanks for Alex. You didn’t do a terrible job!” I thought: Yes! Not doing a terrible job was my goal!

As important as it is to offer authentic voices and empower authors and role models from within LGBTQ community, it’s is also important that LGBTQ kids see themselves reflected and valued in the larger world of mass media, including my books. I know this because my non-heteronormative readers tell me so. They actively lobby to see characters like themselves in my books. They like the universe I’ve created. They want to be part of it. They deserve that opportunity. It’s important that I, as a mainstream author, say, “I see you. You matter. Your life experience may not be like mine, but it is no less valid and no less real. I will do whatever I can to understand and accurately include you in my stories, in my world. I will not erase you.”

People all over the political spectrum often ask me, “Why can’t you just stay silent on these issues? Just don’t include LGBTQ material and everybody will be happy.” This assumes that silence is the natural neutral position. But silence is not neutral. It’s an active choice. Silence is great when you are listening. Silence is not so great when you are using it to ignore or exclude.

But that’s all macro, ‘big picture’ stuff. Yes, I think the principles are important. Yes, in the abstract, I feel an obligation to write the world as I see it: beautiful because of its variations. Where I can’t draw on personal experience, I listen, I read a lot – in particular I want to credit Beyond Magenta and Gender Outlaws for helping me understand more about the perspective of my character Alex Fierro – and I trust that much of the human experience is universal. You can’t go too far wrong if you use empathy as your lens. But the reason I wrote Alex Fierro, or Nico di Angelo, or any of my characters, is much more personal.

I was a teacher for many years, in public and private school, California and Texas. During those years, I taught all kinds of kids. I want them all to know that I see them. They matter. I write characters to honor my students, and to make up for what I wished I could have done for them in the classroom.

I think about my former student Adrian (a pseudonym), back in the 90s in San Francisco. Adrian used the pronouns he and him, so I will call him that, but I suspect Adrian might have had more freedom and more options as to how he self-identified in school were he growing up today. His peers, his teachers, his family all understood that Adrian was female, despite his birth designation. Since kindergarten, he had self-selected to be among the girls – socially, athletically, academically. He was one of our girls. And although he got support and acceptance at the school, I don’t know that I helped him as much as I could, or that I tried to understand his needs and his journey. At that time in my life, I didn’t have the experience, the vocabulary, or frankly the emotional capacity to have that conversation. When we broke into social skills groups, for instance, boys apart from girls, he came into my group with the boys, I think because he felt it was required, but I feel like I missed the opportunity to sit with him and ask him what he wanted. And to assure him it was okay, whichever choice he made. I learned more from Adrian than I taught him. Twenty years later, Alex Fierro is for Adrian.

I think about Jane (pseudonym), another one of my students who was a straight cis-female with two fantastic moms. Again, for LGBTQ families, San Francisco was a pretty good place to live in the 90s, but as we know, prejudice has no geographical border. You cannot build a wall high enough to keep it out. I know Jane got flack about her family. I did what I could to support her, but I don’t think I did enough. I remember the day Jane’s drama class was happening in my classroom. The teacher was new – our first African American male teacher, which we were all really excited about – and this was only his third week. I was sitting at my desk, grading papers, while the teacher did a free association exercise. One of his examples was ‘fruit – gay.’ I think he did it because he thought it would be funny to middle schoolers. After the class, I asked to see the teacher one on one. I asked him to be aware of what he was saying and how that might be hurtful. I know. Me, a white guy, lecturing this Black teacher about hurtful words. He got defensive and quit, because he said he could not promise to not use that language again. At the time, I felt like I needed to do something, to stand up especially for Jane and her family. But did I make things better handling it as I did? I think I missed an opportunity to open a dialogue about how different people experience hurtful labels. Emmie and Josephine and their daughter Georgina, the family I introduce in The Dark Prophecy, are for Jane.

I think about Amy, and Mark, and Nicholas … All former students who have come out as gay since I taught them in middle school. All have gone on to have successful careers and happy families. When I taught them, I knew they were different. Their struggles were greater, their perspectives more divergent than some of my other students. I tried to provide a safe space for them, to model respect, but in retrospect I don’t think I supported them as well as I could have, or reached out as much as they might have needed. I was too busy preparing lessons on Shakespeare or adjectives, and not focusing enough on my students’ emotional health. Adjectives were a lot easier for me to reconcile than feelings. Would they have felt comfortable coming out earlier than college or high school if they had found more support in middle school? Would they have wanted to? I don’t know. But I don’t think they felt it was a safe option, which leaves me thinking that I did not do enough for them at that critical middle school time. I do not want any kid to feel alone, invisible, misunderstood. Nico di Angelo is for Amy, and Mark and Nicholas.

I am trying to do more. Percy Jackson started as a way to empower kids, in particular my son, who had learning differences. As my platform grew, I felt obliged to use it to empower all kids who are struggling through middle school for whatever reason. I don’t always do enough. I don’t always get it right. Good intentions are wonderful things, but at the end of a manuscript, the text has to stand on its own. What I meant ceases to matter. Kids just see what I wrote. But I have to keep trying. My kids are counting on me.

So thank you, above all, to my former students who taught me. Alex Fierro is for you.

To you, I pledge myself to do better – to apologize when I screw up, to learn from my mistakes, to be there for LGBTQ youth and make sure they know that in my books, they are included. They matter. I am going to stop talking now, but I promise you I won’t stop listening.”

BTS Reaction to Falling In Love With You At First Sight

Requested by Anonymous, “beautiful being sent from above, may I request a reaction to the boy falling for you at first glance?”

Note; DONT MAKE ME BLUSH, lol here ya go! <3


Jin ➳ And there you were, looking bummy yet amazing once you walked through the doors of the restaurant the boys were attending, being sat down a few feet away from them yet he just couldn’t tear his gaze away from you. You were beautiful, prepossessing, and although he wanted to do anything to approach you he just couldn’t, only settling on engraving your beauty into his mind forever fore he was way too shy.

“Aw,” Taehyung mewled, pinching Jin’s cheeks as the older began to smile, “someone is in love.”

And he couldn’t be anymore right.

Originally posted by bwiseoks


Suga ➳ It was when something alerted him to turn around, and on instinct he listened, abruptly bumping into you as he quickly grabbed your hand to stop you from falling, apologizing over and over again and once he looked you in the eyes, time froze.

There was something about you, something that had his feelings arising from the dead and engulfing him whole, his cheeks flushing hysterically as he laughed softly to himself, because really, how coincidental could this be?

This wasn’t mere soft romance, this was reality. “I—what’s your number?”

Originally posted by yoonmin


J-Hope ➳ Being bored out of his mind, he wanted to take a break off everything and just take pictures and film the beauty that resided in this world we call earth. His camera dangled from his neck, and as he turned it on to find a beautiful patch of flowers right before a small pond, he quickly zoomed in only to settle on something he didn’t see in the shot before, on something that was clearly you.

His heart flew into the sky, screaming at him that yes, you are the one, the one to fulfill his duties, his life, his soul; and once you looked up to lock gazes with his, he winked towards you without thinking as you quickly looked away and awkwardly left the scene.

Originally posted by hobipd


RapMonster ➳ He was dreading going to work, but when he saw you, he was glad he did. Here he was, watching someone as gorgeous as you trip quite elegantly with the papers clutched in your hands were sent flying into every direction. He couldn’t help but giggle at how much of a klutz you were, you looking around hoping no one saw but to your dismay, you saw a handsome man laugh at your state.

He walked up to you while helping you organize the papers once again, and once he handed them you you and you thanked him, he smiles. “We should hangout sometime.”

And when you nodded, flashing him a cheeky grin, he knew he had fallen in love with you at first sight.

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned


Jimin ➳ “Yeah, can I get–” and he froze.

You blinked towards him, tilting your head to the side in confusion when his eyes blasted open, staring into your soul and wondering what these emotions erupting inside his heart were, wondering why someone he just saw clearly had made such an impact on him. In his eyes, you weren’t the café employee but a gem, a key he had finally found that would be able to unlock his heart — and he couldn’t be anymore happier.

He was nervous, biting his lip before smiling at the realization at falling in love with someone he just met, soon being way too shy to even order but still doing so only to hear your voice once again.

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin


V ➳ He was sitting at the bus stop, staring ahead at the busy streets when he had suddenly felt something warm press against the back of his hand which was quickly retracted before he could register it in his brain. “Oh god, I’m so sorry.” He heard, quickly snapping his vision to the melodious voice before it could disappear.

That was when he saw you, a beautiful young human being flushed a deep red, staring to him with eyes that told a story he wanted to learn so bad. He was laughing, becoming flustered as he looked away because really, why was he feeling like he had to put a ring on your finger right then and there?

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned


Jungkook ➳ “Kookie, come meet my childhood friend!” Jimin had called him over, holding his phone to make sure you had a clear view of the both of them through your video chatting. Jungkook walked over to the older, looking closer to the screen only to lock eyes with yours.

“Damn,” Jungkook muttered, earning a small chuckle from the boy beside him before his eyes widened as he tried to correct his wording, “I mean..um, hello!” The boy was way too entranced, if your pixel self from a screen can render him speechless, then who know what could happen to his poor heart once he met you in person. He was suddenly happy, soon taking the phone from the owner’s hands as he began to talk to you without letting his shyness get the better of him.

Originally posted by saranghaemyoppas


Masterlist

hello darlings! sooo, skam ending, eh? well, the skam website being updated is indeed something we’ll no longer see, but to me skam isn’t just completely over yet. because they’ll still be there, these four seasons we had, with all the moments we cherish and all these characters we’ve grown to love. you’ll always be able to watch your favorite scenes, you’ll always be able to re-immerse yourself in that universe, when you have a day off and you feel like watching complete seasons, or when you’re thinking about that particular clip and you have 15 minutes to spare so you rewatch it 

and you see, the wonderful thing about skam being in real time is that it really does feel like these characters will continue to live their life after today. they’re all still going to be there tomorrow, in the skam world. and i know some of these characters have provided good representation and were people you could see yourself in and people you just cared about, and the beautiful thing is that you’ll always get to keep them with you. you always get to picture what they’re doing at a particular moment, and picture their future. as odd as that might sound, they’re sort of like different colored playdough, that is shaped a certain way now, but that are still malleable and that you get to shape however you want from now on

now i’m not going to tell you the typical “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” because it’s okay if you’re feeling sad about not getting skam updates anymore. it’s understandable, and you’re not overreacting, and you’re allowed to feel the way you feel. but i truly hope that, if not today, then tomorrow or the day after, you’ll still smile because it happened, and as it keeps happening. because as long as your love for these people and their story is there, as long as your imagination is there, skam lives on, in a truly special way 

Dating Youngjae Would Include

Can I request a Dating Youngjae Would Include, pleasseeee? (:

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/ images used. 

Originally posted by jypnior

  • Prepare yourself 
  • Because handling Youngjae is way harder than you may expect. in a good way, of course.
  • From the way he asked you on your first date, to the date you’re at now, he’s still sweet as ever and treats you in the way that every person dreams in a potential partner. 
  • Skin ship
  • And if there is a part of your body that you don’t like then expect Youngjae to be shocked and will do everything in his power to make you change your mind. 
  • “I don’t really like my hair like this.” 
  • “{y/n}, how many times do I have to tell you that your hair is beautiful?” 
  • He’ll be all for doing couple things with you 
  • Wearing matching styles clothes and shoes
  • Holding hand in public and secret kisses every now and again
  • Looking at you as though the whole entire world has been placed before him. 
  • He’d give you nicknames that are unique to him and make your heart flutter against your rib cage
  • When he’s away from tour, he’ll be the loneliest because he’s without you
  • It’ll seem like he sends you a lot of pictures and messages in the day, but it’s because he just wants to see your face even though it is through the pixels of his phone screen. 
  • Calling you at night before you go to bed 
  • “I’m tucking you in on the phone” 
  • But when he comes back it’s all smiles and cuddles. 
  • Not that he doesn’t love that anyway
  • Hugs all of the time
  • There is never an inappropriate time for a hug in Youngjae’s eyes. 
  • Him being affectionate and the other members teasing him for it
  • But nothing will compare if the other members find love marks or scratches on your bodies
  • Hell will break loose  
  • Youngjae lves his members, but sometimes he likes to spend some time with you alone. Do you know what that means? Road trips.
  • Traveling in a car in various different countries
  • Lots of selcas 
  • Falling in love with new cultures and places
  • All at the same time of falling more and more in love with each other
  • You taking a photo of a landmark and suddenly a pari of arms wrap around you from behind and soft kisses are placed on the crook of your neck
  • So much PDA it’s too cute for anyone to be grossed out. 
  • Him loving to travel but also loves staying at home too
  • Nothing can beat a night in where he can lean his head in your lap and allow you to run your fingers through his hair


At Nighttime

Originally posted by jypnior

  • Youngjae loves spending evening with you especially because there are just so many possibilities 
  • If the two of you want, you can spend time with the other members of the group, you can stay in or go out
  • You can stay alone in the comfort of one of your room’s and be reassured with each others company 
  • One of the things that he enjoys doing the most is playing video games with you, because it allows the two of you to be free of stress and any anxieties
  • He also likes to watch movies with you in bed
  • Sometimes he will work late into the night at the studio
  • And it won’t be until you turn up at 3AM that he looks at the time and realises how stupid the time is
  • He’ll apologise and feel bad for making you stay up waiting for him for so long 
  • Intimacy is something else that Youngjae loves with you
  • He loves to see you vulnerable, and for him the same
  • You’re both trusting each other, and there’s something about that which makes him feel warm inside
  • He will be the master of loving, passionate intercourse
  • Leaving breathy kisses on your neck
  • trailing his lips down your body like he owns it
  • The way you moan his name will really make it feel that way too
  • But that’s one of the sounds that he loves the most
  • Then he will love to fall asleep in your arms, or you in his
  • He will press kisses on your face, run his fingers through your hair or sing softly until you fall asleep

Thank you for inviting me here today. As I told the Stonewall Award Committee, this is an honor both humbling and unexpected.

So, what is an old cis straight white male doing up here? Where did I get the nerve to write Alex Fierro, a transgender, gender fluid child of Loki in The Hammer of Thor, and why should I get cookies for that?

These are all fair and valid questions, which I have been asking myself a lot.

I think, to support young LGBTQ readers, the most important thing publishing can do is to publish and promote more stories by LGBTQ authors, authentic experiences by authentic voices. We have to keep pushing for this. The Stonewall committee’s work is a critical part of that effort. I can only accept the Stonewall Award in the sense that I accept a call to action – firstly, to do more myself to read and promote books by LGBTQ authors.

But also, it’s a call to do better in my own writing. As one of my genderqueer readers told me recently, “Hey, thanks for Alex. You didn’t do a terrible job!” I thought: Yes! Not doing a terrible job was my goal!

As important as it is to offer authentic voices and empower authors and role models from within LGBTQ community, it’s is also important that LGBTQ kids see themselves reflected and valued in the larger world of mass media, including my books. I know this because my non-heteronormative readers tell me so. They actively lobby to see characters like themselves in my books. They like the universe I’ve created. They want to be part of it. They deserve that opportunity. It’s important that I, as a mainstream author, say, “I see you. You matter. Your life experience may not be like mine, but it is no less valid and no less real. I will do whatever I can to understand and accurately include you in my stories, in my world. I will not erase you.”

People all over the political spectrum often ask me, “Why can’t you just stay silent on these issues? Just don’t include LGBTQ material and everybody will be happy.” This assumes that silence is the natural neutral position. But silence is not neutral. It’s an active choice. Silence is great when you are listening. Silence is not so great when you are using it to ignore or exclude.

But that’s all macro, ‘big picture’ stuff. Yes, I think the principles are important. Yes, in the abstract, I feel an obligation to write the world as I see it: beautiful because of its variations. Where I can’t draw on personal experience, I listen, I read a lot – in particular I want to credit Beyond Magenta and Gender Outlaws for helping me understand more about the perspective of my character Alex Fierro – and I trust that much of the human experience is universal. You can’t go too far wrong if you use empathy as your lens. But the reason I wrote Alex Fierro, or Nico di Angelo, or any of my characters, is much more personal.

I was a teacher for many years, in public and private school, California and Texas. During those years, I taught all kinds of kids. I want them all to know that I see them. They matter. I write characters to honor my students, and to make up for what I wished I could have done for them in the classroom.

I think about my former student Adrian (a pseudonym), back in the 90s in San Francisco. Adrian used the pronouns he and him, so I will call him that, but I suspect Adrian might have had more freedom and more options as to how he self-identified in school were he growing up today. His peers, his teachers, his family all understood that Adrian was female, despite his birth designation. Since kindergarten, he had self-selected to be among the girls – socially, athletically, academically. He was one of our girls. And although he got support and acceptance at the school, I don’t know that I helped him as much as I could, or that I tried to understand his needs and his journey. At that time in my life, I didn’t have the experience, the vocabulary, or frankly the emotional capacity to have that conversation. When we broke into social skills groups, for instance, boys apart from girls, he came into my group with the boys, I think because he felt it was required, but I feel like I missed the opportunity to sit with him and ask him what he wanted. And to assure him it was okay, whichever choice he made. I learned more from Adrian than I taught him. Twenty years later, Alex Fierro is for Adrian.

I think about Jane (pseudonym), another one of my students who was a straight cis-female with two fantastic moms. Again, for LGBTQ families, San Francisco was a pretty good place to live in the 90s, but as we know, prejudice has no geographical border. You cannot build a wall high enough to keep it out. I know Jane got flack about her family. I did what I could to support her, but I don’t think I did enough. I remember the day Jane’s drama class was happening in my classroom. The teacher was new – our first African American male teacher, which we were all really excited about – and this was only his third week. I was sitting at my desk, grading papers, while the teacher did a free association exercise. One of his examples was ‘fruit – gay.’ I think he did it because he thought it would be funny to middle schoolers. After the class, I asked to see the teacher one on one. I asked him to be aware of what he was saying and how that might be hurtful. I know. Me, a white guy, lecturing this Black teacher about hurtful words. He got defensive and quit, because he said he could not promise to not use that language again. At the time, I felt like I needed to do something, to stand up especially for Jane and her family. But did I make things better handling it as I did? I think I missed an opportunity to open a dialogue about how different people experience hurtful labels. Emmie and Josephine and their daughter Georgina, the family I introduce in The Dark Prophecy, are for Jane.

I think about Amy, and Mark, and Nicholas … All former students who have come out as gay since I taught them in middle school. All have gone on to have successful careers and happy families. When I taught them, I knew they were different. Their struggles were greater, their perspectives more divergent than some of my other students. I tried to provide a safe space for them, to model respect, but in retrospect I don’t think I supported them as well as I could have, or reached out as much as they might have needed. I was too busy preparing lessons on Shakespeare or adjectives, and not focusing enough on my students’ emotional health. Adjectives were a lot easier for me to reconcile than feelings. Would they have felt comfortable coming out earlier than college or high school if they had found more support in middle school? Would they have wanted to? I don’t know. But I don’t think they felt it was a safe option, which leaves me thinking that I did not do enough for them at that critical middle school time. I do not want any kid to feel alone, invisible, misunderstood. Nico di Angelo is for Amy, and Mark and Nicholas.

I am trying to do more. Percy Jackson started as a way to empower kids, in particular my son, who had learning differences. As my platform grew, I felt obliged to use it to empower all kids who are struggling through middle school for whatever reason. I don’t always do enough. I don’t always get it right. Good intentions are wonderful things, but at the end of a manuscript, the text has to stand on its own. What I meant ceases to matter. Kids just see what I wrote. But I have to keep trying. My kids are counting on me.

So thank you, above all, to my former students who taught me. Alex Fierro is for you.

To you, I pledge myself to do better – to apologize when I screw up, to learn from my mistakes, to be there for LGBTQ youth and make sure they know that in my books, they are included. They matter. I am going to stop talking now, but I promise you I won’t stop listening.

—  Rick Riordan’s speech in June 26, 2017 for The Stonewall Award
American Library Association meeting in Chicago for the book Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor that won the children’s book award for “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” because of the character of Alex Fierro.
Honestly, I Still Love You

Originally posted by monstalways

pairing: hyungwon x [y/n]

genre: angst(?????)

word count: 3678

a/n: oh my glob, im so sorry if this scenario’s all over the place but i hope you guys like it? i really do apologize for it being all over and messy and whatnot ;-; i apologize for any grammatical errors and i don’t own the gif.

masterlist


I don’t want to hurt you
But I have to tell you now

The room was filled with nothing but silence. The sight of Hyungwon staring at you with eyes black as orbs was too much for you to take. His eyes have lost the twinkle that you used to love, his thick, lush lips were pursed into a thin line, and his listless limbs hanged on his sides. “Please, don’t do this to us, Hyungwon.” You pleaded with eyes glistening with tears. Everything was going too fast for you to comprehend, and here you are, holding on to his hands that didn’t even bother returning the grasp that you were used to.

It’s not easy to hide my heart
I know you feel deceived, I’m trying to end it

Hyungwon may look unfazed by the tears on your eyes, threatening to fall anytime soon. “[y/n], let go of me.” Wincing at his choice of words, you shook your head and tightened your grip around his hand. “No..” You couldn’t bring yourself to let your lover walk out of this relationship just because of something that you, yourself, couldn’t bring to believe. He was the only person that you have and yet, there he was, just like the rest of them, he was going to leave you.

You used to smile brightly but now I’m gonna make you cry for the last time
Everything changes like morning becoming night

“Damn it! Just let go of me, will you?! Us? The ‘us’ was long gone, [y/n]! It died three months ago and I’ve had enough of this!” This was the very first time that Hyungwon has raised his voice at you. Staring at the person right in front of you, you couldn’t help but think that this isn’t the Hyungwon that you used to love. He isn’t the Hyungwon who made your heart beat so fast, butterflies going wild after being freed from their cage. Crack. You let out a gasp as you could feel your heart shatter into thousands of pieces, tears finally spilling out. Tears that were long hated by Hyungwon has finally come out. Looking away from you, Hyungwon takes a deep breath and pries your hands off of him one last time before walking past you with his luggage with him. 

“But I still love you, Hyungwon, I still do! Am I not enough for you? Hyungwon… please don’t leave me.” you cry out, hands frantically trying to take a hold of his shirt. Coming to an abrupt stop, Hyungwon heaves out a sigh and lets out the words that you’ve dreaded to hear slip pass through his own.

“But… I don’t love you anymore.” And with that, he takes his leave with nothing but lies filling his mind. He knew that he had to do this. He knew he had to do this the harsh way. He knew that this day had to come. He knew that his feelings had long perished when he didn’t see the spark between the two of you. He knew that he didn’t want to receive your love anymore.

When that night passes, just like another day repeats
That feeling comes to me every day like waking up in the morning

How long has it been? Two weeks? Two months? You don’t know. It hasn’t been long since Hyungwon left you like a shattered bottle that was just thrown away. Lifting yourself off from the blissful warmth of your bed sheets, you listlessly dragged your tired limbs to the kitchen and grabbed a glass of water, only to be remembered of that night once more. 

The way Hyungwon just let those words out of his mouth, as if the two of you didn’t share any memory and affection with each other for the past two years. The way how his eyes didn’t seem to care when he saw you cry your heart out. The way how he just continued to walk out of your life when you, yourself, begged him to stay. 

Ever since that night, you were a living mess. Heart torn into pieces, mind filled with nothing but negativity, and tears constantly brimming down your cheeks. You called off from the office for a week and only had to quit when you knew you just couldn’t handle it anymore. You shut yourself from everyone else.

Heaving out a sigh, you carefully placed the glass in the sink and made your way back to your room and into the bathroom, washing yourself up to have yourself prepped for the work that you’ve been passionate about for the first time.

“I am strong… I am beautiful… I am enough.” you chanted your mantra, eyes focused on your own reflection. Soon enough, you’ve found peace in you, heart swelling with happiness and confidence and you couldn’t ask anything more of this beautiful mantra that brought you back to your feet.

“I can do this.” 

That feeling comes to me every day like waking up in the morning
So I’m gonna erase you completely, I’m sorry

“Hyung, who’s this lady in your wallet?” Changkyun curiously asked as he fumbles with the brown leather in his hands, eyes intently staring at the picture of you and Hyungwon during the very first lover’s getaway that the two of you had. “Nobody.” Swiftly taking the picture off Changkyun’s grasp, Hyungwon didn’t think twice but to rip the picture apart and threw it directly in the basket, just like how he threw away his feelings away for you.

“W-why did you throw that away, hyung? I know for sure that that picture held a deep meaning in your life!” Changkyun frantically searched for the torn picture and shot his older brother a look before stuffing the found pieces in his pocket. “It doesn’t anymore.” Hyungwon’s voice was nothing but cold. When he stepped foot out of that damned apartment of yours, he has long deemed to himself that you were no one but a stranger to his life now.

Changkyun knew that you were someone of significance to him, that had long been forgotten by someone like him. Grumbling to himself, he watches the older lad walk towards other members with that facade he always put up front. 

Muttering to himself, he pulls out the picture of the two of you and sighs.“The look of their eyes says so the otherwise. Oh well..” Changkyun walks back to the older lad as he places the picture back to his pockets, promising to put it back together once they go home.

I was so happy looking at you all day, every day
I was so happy listening to your stories
I guess time is up now

“So, [y/n], you have to hear this. I just saw Miki talking to Kyujin, and man, you could see the twinkle in their eyes! I bet they’re going to last long!” your co-worker, and now best friend, Jia beamed with eyes filled with fantasies that were far for her to reach. “Really? That’s great for them.” you flashed them a fake smile and transferred your attention back to the pile of pictures that you were going to submit to the Chief Executive. As you were busy shuffling the pictures hand, you could help but freeze when you saw the photo that you took years ago with Hyungwon, who’s curled up into a blanket, arms outstretched towards you, hurrying you up as he was already itching to hear about your day.

“Baby, hurry up! You have to tell me about your photoshoot awhile ago.” Hyungwon beams as you positioned your camera right at him and had set the timer. “Wait, a minute baby. I need to–” Before you could even fully set your camera up, you were yanked towards his arms, a big smile plastered on his face and before you knew it, the camera had captured such precious moment. “Baby,” you cooed as you tried to wiggle yourself out from his hold. “So, how was it? Did you have fun?” Hyungwon snuggled a lot closer to you, his face pressed on your cheeks, making you burst out giggling. “Oh glob, Chae Hyungwon, I love you so so much!” you gleefully squealed as you gave him a chaste kiss before telling him your day went.

I guess we’re the same as others
Now even when you’re telling me interesting stories, I’m only nodding

His eyes were always filled with interest whenever you arrived from work. He was utterly happy when you told him about everything, may it be what’s going through your mind, your work or how you’re feeling. But somehow, all of those disappeared. His eyes were no longer showing any signs of interest. Head just nodding from time to time, as if his mind was drifting off to somewhere else more interesting than you. 

As days went by, the Hyungwon that always asked you how your day was was slowly disappearing. With a simple ‘welcome back’ to nothing but silence. He wouldn’t even glance at you as he continued watching the tv show that he was currently watching or would even just shrug you off when you tried to wake him up.

Hello, earth to [y/n]?” Jia waved her hand in your face, only to snap you out from your train of thoughts. “H-huh, what was that?” you absentmindedly asked as you tried to recall what just happened. “Mr. Bang wants to see you.” Jia worriedly looks at you, eyes observing every single movement that you made. It has been the nth time you’ve spaced out and entered that little world of yours. Oh, if only she knew what was going through your mind, she would try her best to help you out. Watching your retreating figure, Jia glances down and takes the photo in her hands, only to realize that it was a picture of you and Hyungwon.

Oh ah, I loved you more than anyone else
You were the most beautiful girl in the universe

Loneliness then again visits Hyungwon. In a room with nothing but the moon, as it’s the only source of light, the glint of a ring had Hyungwon’s attention. Carefully tucked in between his fingers held a silver ring that once reminded him of how much he loved you and how much you’ve meant a lot to him. You were once his sea as he was the boy who loved the waves and had finally overcome his fear of swimming. 

Your beauty shone despite the activity that you did. The mesmerizing smile of yours would always light up his way, sending him into the abyss. Whenever compared to someone else, he could remember himself denying the fact that there was someone more beautiful than you. You were nothing compared to the rest of those women. Heart and mind as pure as yours was enough to be called as a beauty.

Tracing the initials on the ring, Hyungwon couldn’t help but laugh at how petty it was for him to not be able to throw such thing as if it there was someone or something that held him back. It was as if it was something to commemorate such beautiful love blossoming through the spring, a reminder of that time when you’ve finally become his. The muse of his life. 

What exactly happened to me?
I wanna turn back time

“Here you go, hyung. I taped it back together.” standing before him was his younger brother, arms outstretched with a picture held in between his fingertips, something that made his heart flutter. With his long, slender fingers accepting such thing, Hyungwon couldn’t help but look at Changkyun with eyes glinted with confusion. “Why are you doing this?” 

Flashing the older lad a smile, Changkyun gives Hyungwon a soft pat on the shoulder before leaving the room. In between his fingers laid a beautiful memory that you both once cherished. With his cheeks tightly pressed on to yours, a happy and profound smile crossed both of your faces. Arms tightly wrapped around each other as if both of your life depended on it. 

With his eyes fixated on your smile, Hyungwon couldn’t help but question himself. Why? he asked. You said you didn’t love her anymore, replied his heart. But.. what was the reason behind it? Why did you stop beating for her? And there it was, an answer that had him wishing to go back in time and stop himself. 

I never did, it was just you who made such decision all along.

I see you over there, arrived first
With a bright smiling face
The fastly rewinding times with you
Have stopped now

The sliding of the glass door had everyone’s attention at the door, except for you, who was busy talking to the Chief. Lips turned into a big smile, a melodious laugh leaving your lips, filling the air with such glee. “Oh, [y/n], I want to meet your new clients.”

Everything went slow-mo, the way your wavy lock gracefully sliding down you shoulders, your beautiful eyes meeting his gaze and your lips losing its smile. “MONSTA X.” 

“It’s nice to meet you, guys.” You gently smiled and shook each of their hands, despite having to meet the gaze of Hyungwon. “Have you ever heard of them, [y/n]?” The Chief asked with a proud smile on his face. With your eyes looking back at them, you shook your head and apologetically smiled, “I’m so sorry, but I haven’t.” 

Lies, Hyungwon thought with his eyes glued on to the smile that held a lot of hidden feelings. “Anyways, before we could start the photoshoot, I want you boys to look at the pictures that our [y/n] has captured.” Pictures of different people, animals and sceneries were shown, except for one picture that was held in between your hands. “And the last–”

“Uh, this is nothing Chief. I kind of mixed it up with these pictures.” you lied as you pulled the picture away from him, only to receive a knowing smile from the Chief. “Is that so? Then will you please tell us what that picture is about that you aren’t able to show it to us?”

I’m looking at it again and my frozen heart is melting
You
were my spring but I pushed you away

At some point, the atmosphere seemed to waver towards such a depressing turn. “It’s just a picture of my lover and me when were still both madly in love with each other.” There was sadness in your eyes but your lips said otherwise. It held a happy smile. A smile that seemed to send a pang in Hyungwon’s heart. “But anyways, all of those flowery feelings are long gone, as we’ve separated ways.” 

“But, [y/n], I think that shot might be beautiful.” Changkyun reasoned out, eyes almost as pleading. “I think so too…” The Chief chimed in. Taking a quick glance to each of their eyes, you couldn’t help but let out a soft chuckle. “But the content is far from beautiful.” 

“Why?” Finally, Hyungwon decided to speak up, heart yearning to hear what you’ve felt throughout the past months. Your glistening eyes then met his, only to finally hear his heart crack. 

“Because it’s like the boy who loved the waves, but was too scared to swim… once he realized that the waves weren’t meant for him, it had him walking away from the sea and forgetting about his love for those waves.” 

I left you all alone when you were so kind
Just when I started regretting, you held my hand and said
I waited for along time, hurry and come

“But despite having that boy walking out from her life, the sea still hoped that maybe one day, he would return and make her life colorful again, but for now… the sea still continues to make her tranquil waves the same. ” you muttered as you stared at the photo in between your hands. Startled to have the picture taken away from, your eyes snapped towards him, who’s eyes slowly being filled with tears. 

“You still kept this picture despite what happened?” Hyungwon’s voice was soft as his eyes trailed along every single detail there was in the picture. Changkyun, who was beside him, took a quick glance at the photo, only to have him staring at you with eyes wide open, a finger or two pointing directly at you.

With your eyebrows furrowed, you swiftly grabbed the picture away from Hyungwon and decided to just show it to everyone, revealing such past to seven people whom you barely knew. “Is that… you and Hyungwon?” The Chief’s voice trailed off as he searched for your eyes, hoping that you’d answer truthfully.

“Yes.” 

“Why did you still keep it?” Kihyun queries as he stares at you with eyes filled with curiosity. “Honestly,” you thought about it. Why in the world would you keep such picture? Glancing back at the picture, a smile crosses your lips as you speak, “I really don’t know. I just couldn’t bring myself to forget about it.” 

“It’s a memory that I wouldn’t want to trade it for anything… despite having my heart crushed.”

Today, you’re the same as yesterday, only I’m different
(I think I’m crazy, I was deceived by familiarity and let you go)

Everyone couldn’t help but send you a sad look. It was something that they’ve never expect to hear from you. “Are you angry at Hyungwon for leaving you?” Wonho interrogates despite receiving a couple of smacks from the others. It never really bothered Wonho though, as he wants the two of you to clear things up. 

“Me?” you return the question, a finger pointing at yourself. “I was at first but I realized that I couldn’t blame him. I was no God to control anyone’s feelings and mind. If he doesn’t love me, then he doesn’t love me anymore. I kind of like accepted it so I’m not angry at Hyungwon. I would rather be thankful to have met a guy like him rather than be bitter and be loathful about it.”

Pang. Hyungwon couldn’t bring himself to look at you. He was filled with nothing but guilt and shame. Just hearing the way you spoke made him realize that you haven’t changed- you were still the person who had captured everyone’s heart with your beauty and pureness. 

I really didn’t know I’d have these feelings
(Actually, it’s just momentary, I just wanted you to melt me)

“Hyungwon hyung, what can you say about that?” Jooheon asks as he transfers his attention to Hyungwon, who just had his small bubble pop. Silence immediately surfaced, hearts were pounding loudly against their ribcages, hoping to hear something worth it from the tall man, who had his gaze fixated on you. 

“What if I told you that… I still love you?”

Should I be honest?
(It doesn’t make sense, trying to let go of all that time)

The moment those words left his lips, you could feel your breath hitch. You were emotionally fine just a moment ago but now, you couldn’t explain what you were feeling. A gush of emotions came rushing in and you just couldn’t understand why he was doing this. “What?” you gawked at him, heart beating rapidly and the butterflies have finally been freed.

“I still love you.”

Should I be honest?
Don’t be surprised, I’m gonna make you cry

Overwhelmed by Hyungwon’s sudden confession had you tearing up. Hands shaking as you held tightly onto the picture, eyes never leaving his. The corner of his lips was tugged upwards into a loving smile. His outreached hand soon met yours, making you melt under his touch.

Oh how long have you yearned for him, his touch and everything. “I was a crazy for leaving you back then without any reason,” said Hyungwon as he slowly pursed his lips, eyes filled with regret and sincerity. “Honestly, my heart never stopped beating for you.”

“H-hey, don’t cry.” startled by everyone’s remark, you looked at them and patted your cheeks, only to have them wet with tears that have spilled without you realizing it. “Oh god… I’m so sorry.” you stuttered, accepting the tissue being offered by Minhyuk. 

Should I be honest?
(Without knowing anything, your eyes are filled with me)

Finally taking your hands in his, you couldn’t help but stare at him with your lips quivering as you tried to hold back the tears. “I love you, [y/n]… I really do…” His voice was soft yet calming, the grip around your hands tightened as he could feel a lump in his throat.

“I really am sorry, [y/n], for everything. For being a jerk. For being a fool… and for leaving you. I know I sound really stupid and all but… Just last night when I saw our ring, I couldn’t help but wonder why I never had the guts to throw it away and that’s when I realized it…. my heart never really stopped beating for you.

You didn’t dare to look away. He was the only one that you needed to see. 

Should I be honest?
You’re smiling like a fool

“[y/n]…” Hyungwon’s voice trailed off as he took a deep breath, “Honestly… I want you to be mine again…. will you give me another chance to prove myself to you?” 

Nodding your head, you let out a soft chuckle. “Yes.” It didn’t really take you that long to decide as you knew that your heart was still beating for him, no one else but him. Pulling you into a tight hug, a big smile was plastered on both of your faces. Sweet nothings were whispered on both of your ears, filling each other with words that both of your hearts have longed to say. Howls and cheers were heard from the boys and the Chief, which had the two of you pulling away to give them an apologetic look.

You guys do know that the two of you are smiling like fools right? But anyways, stay strong you two!”

anonymous asked:

1/2 I allow you to kill me because I'm gonna do the unthinkable thing: disagree with Toby Stephens. First of all, I bow to him. No one could've played Flint as perfectly as he did. He is unreal! But there is one thing I disagree with him. :) I do not think that rage is Flint's sole motivation. It's the majority of his motivation, no doubt. But I do believe that there is more to it.

2/2 “I cannot believe we are so poorly made as that” and “Freedom in the dark” speeches are too powerful to be a delusion. They are too raw and heartbreaking. He can’t be deluding himself in those moments. He must genuinely believe in it. No way, no way he can deliver those words and not believe in them. Yes, he’s angry and I love him for it. I love that he wants revenge. But I do believe that a little bit of idealism still lives in him and it comes out in those two beautiful speeches.

!!!! i very much agree, actually, with you and with toby. essentially, flint is a character with a dual personality. he’s james mcgraw and james flint, a good man and a ‘villain’, a born cynic and inspired idealist. toby focused on one side of flint while describing him, that is he kind of oversimplified him, which i understand bc what he described is the overpowering, dominant side of flint and the side that was relevant within the context of the story he was currently talking about. flint’s hopeful, kind and forgiving side of him is more subtle, something that’s constantly overshadowed by his still very much present cynicism and distrust of both the system and most people around him. i didn’t think much of toby’s words besides that i agreed with them, but now that you brought it up i have to talk about it. strap in this might get long and boring because it’s me talking about flint ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

speaking of his idealism, what i find so fascinating about this character is his uwavering strength in protecting that fragile sense of hope considering the world he was forced to live in. once that idealism had been instilled, no matter how hellish the struggle the world had put him through was, no matter how fragile that hope had become, it never died. his idealism perservered. and it all started with thomas. this awe-inspiring man whose talks of goodness and kindness in people and need to rethink systemic things made him realize that the world and its people he saw as ‘’brutal and unforgiving’’ weren’t above change for the better. being born a good man, thomas’ overwhelming idealism that could’ve blinded every good soul on the planet took root in james and only grew from that moment on. 

however, flint’s faith never reached the same depth as thomas’. where thomas believed in people in general and saw good in just about everyone, flint’s faith was in individuals. in the few good people in his life he deemed capable enough of changing the world. in people like thomas and miranda (‘’Who better qualified to oversee the building of the New World than Thomas?’‘), and later silver and madi (‘‘And you think I’m the one best suited to lead our people through this? I think that you are the best of us. The two of you together are the world in balance’‘). his trust in those people was steadfast and true. he believed their goodness could’ve changed the world for the better, but more importantly they were a promise, a reminder that somewhere out there must be more people like them, people who can fight the oppression and make a difference. (‘’I cannot believe that that is all there is. I cannot believe we are so poorly made as that.’‘) they were his true idealism, the bridge to a greater world. what breaks my heart the most, though, is that he never really considered himself to be one of them, one of the good guys, so he allowed himself the freedom to take what he believed was his and theirs with fist and sword. i actually talked about this once before. i think flint believed himself to be the tool used to push the boundaries and achieve a breakthrough within the society. someone who would incite a revolution and bring the world to its knees so the good people could recreate a new, better one. he actually admits it on a few ocassions: ‘’I don’t think that there’s a part for Captain Flint in Nassau’s future. Not with the blood on his hands.’‘, and later on when he purposely excludes himself from silver and madi’s future as the leaders of nassau. 

however, putting his faith in people aside as it has been unchanging and deep ever since he first stood up for thomas and miranda, i think his idealism when it comes to the world change itself over time steered in a weird direction. i kind of see his pursuits as two different versions of an ideal world, both fought for with the people he loved and both, despite their difference, unattainable. the one he was trying to achieve with thomas, had they succeeded, would’ve been a very different world than the one he was trying to achieve with silver. to put it simply, the first one would’ve been attained with mercy and forgiveness. the change would’ve been swift and radical, but the world would’ve most likely been unsullied by blood and tragedy. this type of idealism was noble, good, the kind that thomas was preaching about and the kind that inspired james’ own idealism. but as deep-rooted as that idealism was, i think that with time it went a little askew and that ideal world he had envisioned for himself and everybody else after thomas was gone became yet another unachievable goal, only this time with a path to it paved with nothing but blood and tragedy of both the guilty and the innocent. in between his outbursts of rage and violence, flint did try to sue for peace, more than once and in the least destructive ways, and every time the world spat in his face and made him even more aware of its cruelty and resentment of the people like him. with every failed attempt to reason with the civilization he was more driven to simply destroy it all and rebuild from the ashes. with every failed attempt he was moving farther away from where he started, from thomas’ initial attempt for a peaceful and reasonable outcome and steering towards destruction. the idealism still thrived in flint, he believed in everything he said, every powerful, tear-jerking monologue was true to his soul and invoke sympathy, he still believed in those individuals to set them all free, but it all sort of merged with his anger and this obsessive need for vengeance where the ends always seemed to justify the means in his eyes, so what was once pure became something mutilated and questionable rather than inspiring. 

both silver and julius were right in a sense. flint’s desire to change the world so quickly and brutally wouldn’t have resulted in a victory, not yet. the world was too strong for that, and his war was going to be a neverending nightmare for everyone involved. so, really, toby wasn’t wrong. flint is, fundementally, driven by rage and revenge against england for what it did to him and his loved ones. as you said, it’s the majority of his motivation and nearly everything he does or says kind of stems from that, even a part of his idealism. when toby said flint is playing out his own psychodrama on a massive scale, that he’s not waging war for altruistic reasons, that’s very much true and it becomes even more prominent as the seasons go and the world takes more from him. flint is not a freedom fighter. he’s not a hero. we are proven time and time again that he was ready to sacrifice almost whatever and whoever to further his war and reach the outcome he wants. had his goal not had been freedom from the oppression, he wouldn’t have been seen as the ally in the eyes of so many. he knew that what he was doing could’ve benefited everyone, that’s in part how he won the people to his side, and even though i personally believe a certain part of him truly, selflessly wanted to serve that freedom to them bc he was aware of their suffering as much as he was of his own, it still first and foremost had to have benefited him. 

i also have to bring up Lauren Sarner’s review about the last episode here because she talks exactly about this and honestly i trust her judgment when it comes to black sails more than anything:  Flint’s monologue, aside from being beautiful, also reveals his truest nature. Silver sees Flint as being filled with rage, and he is. But deep down, he’s also never relinquished Thomas’s idealism. Flint wanted to wage war against the world, but his belief in his ability to change it — and in Silver and Madi’s ability to see it through — was genuine. To say Flint only fought for rage is only half of the picture.

Imagine Kurt in the world of Beauty and the Beast and Belle finds him hurt in an alley after the cruel towns people chased after him and beat him. Thank the lord he was able to bamf away… She finds him to be positively brilliant and she takes him home and hides him. She teaches him how to read and write and she finally has another book worm to talk to. She asks him how his power works and he tells her it’s as far as he can see or if he’s been there before. She asks if he simply needs to picture himself in that spot and he says yes. She asks if he could use a photo to teleport. He is frightened to try it, but she opens a book and shows him a photo of Paris. She asks him to try and take her there. He stares at the photo intensely, taking in every speck of the location, and picturing them there. Bamf! And there they are, in Paris. “I did it!” he cheers, “You’re extraordinary!” Belle praises. They continue to explore Kurt’s power, having him take them all over the world, visiting different libraries, Kurt bamfing to the top shelves for Belle, and she has the adventure she’d always wanted, and he has the freedom and companionship he’d always wanted. I just saw Beauty and the Beast and it was incredible go see it right now I was amazed 

anonymous asked:

Ok I read this rumor that Archie will pick Betty, but he will still have feelings for Veronica. I don't like that because Betty doesn't deserve that, and that's another reason why I like Bughead. Jughead doesn't need to pick which one he wants, like I believe if every girl in Riverdale liked him, he would end up picking Betty everytime. Plus I really hope they don't break up, because I truly believe they was made for each other.

i haven’t seen kj’s interview, but i read that he said archie may have a crush on one of the girls by the finale. there is a big difference between having a crush and “picking” them. plus, lili said that she didn’t think there was much of a love triangle. picking one girl while having feelings for another is like the definition of a love triangle 

and then there’s jughead. we can’t know for sure, but it LOOKS like betty and jughead are still together in episode 13. i don’t see how they could break up and betty and archie get together in the span of 40 minutes without them looking like assholes. you don’t want two of your main characters to come across as unlikable, especially in the first season when you’re trying to get renewed. plus, as somebody pointed out, betty looks pretty infatuated with jughead in those jubilee pictures. even if she still had lingering feelings for archie, i can’t see her just dropping jughead and getting together with archie 

and would lili describe them as “a great pair” and cole a “beautiful, honest union” if they ended so harshly? 

betty deserves to be the first, and only, choice of somebody who thinks she’s the greatest thing in the world; just as jughead deserves someone who stands by his side no matter what and believes in him 

Name: Ginny

Age: 18

Location: USA

Occupation: Student

Website: http://athenus.tumblr.com

Let’s start with my ukulele. My cousin gave it to me before we went to the US. I always borrowed her sister’s ukulele, and I would record a lot of covers with it. She told me that I should keep recording and playing when I got here. Until one day, days before our flight, she came to our house and gave me a big box. This lil’ ukulele was inside it! I kept saying “Are you for real?!” cause I just couldn’t believe it!

On the top middle is my travel journal. This is a really good find. My aunt bought it for me at Goodwill for $2! I didn’t know what to do with it. I decided to make it a travel journal when I went to California and New York last summer. That little drawing in there shows what I see when I wake up in the morning at my aunt’s apartment in Daly City. Still not finished with the whole journal though. I’m still working on it!

Below that is my Brandy Melville denim jacket! It’s my absolute favorite. As soon as I saw it I told myself that I’m definitely going to get it. Even after I saw how much it was.

On the right are my laptop, phone charger and eyeglasses. My laptop is basically where all the magic happens. I do all my photo and video editing in there. My dad bought it for me, but I paid like less than half of it with the money I earned from selling phone cases. Then there’s my glasses. I just want to say it’s really pretty and it helps me see this beautiful world, lol, but look at my phone charger! It’s so cute! I wrapped my bee washi tape around it!

Lastly, there’s my white embroidered cap. I got it from Ross. I swear to God when I saw it there was light coming down from heaven and I could hear the angels singing. It is such a good find, and it’s cheap! I decided to put it in this picture because I know I’m gonna have a hell lot of adventures with this lil’ guy.

My Got7 bias

*Watching Got7 videos*
*BamBam being BamBam
*Mark being Mark*
Me: I can’t tell if BamBam or Mark is my Bias. Maybe Mark is my bias wrecker OR maybe BamBam is my bias wrecker…… Which one do I pick!?!?!?

*Jinyoung just stands there or something*
Me: That is some grade ‘A’ good shit. You are my new favorite. I will protect you and give you the world.

*Youngjae does something*
Me: The skies are clear, 10 years have been added to my life, and I just want to thank the earth for creating such a beautiful creature.

*Jackson being a puppy*
Me: Let me wrap this lil shit in a mountain of blankets and get him some hot coco

*Yugyeom breathes*
Me: I will protect this child from all evil and make sure he lives a long life filled with love and happiness.

*see JB*
Me: Nah I’m not into him *has hundreds of pictures of Jaebum on all my devices*
Friend: you’re so full of shit. Me: I know *dies on the inside*

Me: *cries because Got7 is just to perfect*

I realized today (correct me if I’m wrong)

Solange is the only celebrity I can think of who “shared” her natural hair journey with us. We saw her from her big chop to what her hair has grown out to be and probably will continue to become. We’ve seen the braids and wigs and other protective styles in between and I think it such a beautiful thing to want to share with fans and the world where most people, especially celebrities, only want to show their natural hair once it’s grown out to shoulder/ back length. I think that being able to grow out your hair to those lengths is beautiful in itself. I just see a more relatable beauty with Solange. Where those who are struggling with accepting their natural hair especially when their curls are really tight and 75% of the naturals around them have really loose curls. 

But yeah.

  • Sehun: Suho just doesn't get it. Nudity isn't offensive. It's awesome.
  • Baekhyun: Yeah, Sehun. You are so right. Art and stuff. You can be nude right now if you'd be more comfortable.
  • Sehun: Art yes! My body is art and everyone deserves to see it. Tao even asks for pictures of it daily because he can appreciate good, natural art.
  • Baekhyun: So can I get in on the mailing list or
  • Sehun: I'm sure Xiumin agrees with me. He's just too shy to admit he wants to show off how sexy he is. But the whole world should see his body.
  • Baekhyun: Well, maybe not the whole world. I mean, Xiumin's kind of special. I feel like only people that deserve to see his body should -
  • Sehun: No Baekhyun, if we limit who can see Xiumin's body we're withholding beauty from the world!
  • Xiumin: Okay, 1) I can hear you guys, and 2) it's my body.

totaldestination  asked:

I just wanted to thank you. Thank you for posting pictures of your stretch marks. Thank you for letting me know that I'm not alone. Thank you for showing me it's okay to let the world see my scars. I was always a slimmer girl growing up so as soon as I saw a stretch mark I thought it was because I was getting fat. But no. It was because I was growing into the woman I am right now. Beautiful, kind, awesome! Thank you for helping me see that!

ahhhhhh, you are a gem and I am so happy to hear from you.

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I have zero words to describe how WONDERFUL that was. I mean.. wow. I wrote user by user on that flag. There are 500 hunters who couldn’t be there to meet him. He’s taking 500 brazilian hunters with him to U.S.
I’ve faced my fear of planes just to see him. I’ve traveled across the country, from south-east to North.
And holy shit. That guy. He is amazing. He’s beautiful. In every way. In every meaning of the world.
Look at our picture. He’s wearing my wings. MY WINGS. The one that took me three months to cosplay Castiel.
“That’s fancy. I like it!”

And that’s not all.

I’ve finally get the chance to give to him my most personal and precious gift: My grandpa’s shirt. He died in 2014, and I didn’t want that to stay in the closet.. Not there, all alone. So I gave it to him. So he could travel with it everywhere, so my grandpa could see the world with him.

I’ve explained everything on the letter. I really hope he reads it.

And that was the day my dream came true.

EDIT: The first name on the tweet? That’s my name.

Hi my name is Aidan, and I just wanted to submit this picture of my boyfriend Ethan (the one on the right) and I. He is gorgeous and amazing and the world needs to see his beautiful face 🙈💘

The Signs as Cheesy Pick Up Lines

Aries: “Do I know you? Because you look a lot like my next girlfriend.”
Taurus: “Did it hurt? When you fell out of heaven?”
Gemini: “Do you have a name or can I call you mine?”
Cancer: “You may fall from the sky, you may fall from a tree, but the best way to fall… is in love with me.”
Leo: “Do you have a map? Because I just keep getting lost in your eyes!”
Virgo: “If you stood in front of a mirror and held up 11 roses, you would see 12 of the most beautiful things in the world.”
Libra: “Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?”
Scorpio: “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”
Sagittarius: “Even if there wasn’t any gravity on earth, I would still fall for you!”
Capricorn: “Was your Dad a baker? Because you’ve got a nice set of buns.”
Aquarius: “Are you Google? Because I’ve just found what I’ve been searching for.”
Pisces: “Your hand looks heavy. Let me hold it for you.”

anonymous asked:

Hey I was wondering, what would be Infinite reaction of there girlfriends sending them nudes? (or even just her in a bra just showing of cleavage). Idk why but I started thinking about it if I would ever get the confidence to send one(to someone I know and like of course) ~Unloyal Anon

This is perfect to do a gif reaction for (and it’s been a while since I did one!)

SUNGGYU:

He would probably quickly hide his phone if he was around anyone else, and then sneak a couple more looks at it, unable to believe how lucky he is. He’d try to control his face, but would be unable to suppress a smile. Would be surprised, but definitely in a good way. 

DONGWOO:

Even though I think Dongwoo is pretty open sexually, I think he might still get a little shy with this. It might make him blush a little, and if he was away from home, he’d definitely be wanting to hurry back as soon as possible once you’d given him a glimpse of what he’s missing.

WOOHYUN:

Of course, he already thinks you’re the most beautiful girl in the world, and this would just reaffirm it for him. He’s pretty likely to respond in kind, maybe with a topless photo. But his initial reaction would be surprise and curiosity. He’d definitely save the picture for lonely days ;)

HOYA:

Taken aback at first, but then instantly he’d be wanting to see more. Sending him a nude could definitely set off some sexy messaging, and would be the perfect way to let him know you’re thinking of him when he’s away. 

SUNGYEOL:

He would try to stop himself grinning too much after he saw it, but there’s no way he could keep a totally straight face. If he was in public, he might hide his phone away and wait until he was alone to look again. It would definitely be an effective form of flirting with Yeol.

MYUNGSOO:

He’d definitely be taken aback by how hot it was and would love how daring you were being. He might take a while to respond, purely because he’d be speechless. You’d have him rushing home to you as fast as he could. 

SUNGJONG:

Might feel a bit awkward if he got the message in public, but would try to act casual about it. He’d message you back trying to make a joke, “You miss me that much, huh?” but inside he’d be in turmoil, wanting to get home to you right away. 

Thanks for the question! This was fun!

anonymous asked:

RFA + V & Saeran FINDING OUT THEIR MC (would it be cool if they're a guy in this verse?) IS MORE THAN WHEN THEY FIRST MET THEM & IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU'VE BEEN TOGETHER. Like, at first they thought you were just another person visiting Korea with your friends and then they somehow find out you're actually the future CEO to some big (like C&R BIG but bigger) company back in Europe and you didn't tell them this because you wanted to be loved for who you are without involving that part of you

I don’t do male MC, i’m sorry, i said it here
This is a request with a lot of thought in it
I love it man lol, i just hope that i’ve done this right
Any mistakes, report to me.
If this is NOT what you wanted, i will do it again.

(C/N > Company name)

I hope you liked it!And thank you for the request!

Yoosung

  • Yoosung loves you
  • You made his life perfect
  • And he was so happy that he finally has a girlfriend
  • a beautiful girlfriend,his friends don’t understand how this was possible
  • Yoosung loves to take some pictures with you, and share for the world see the beautiful girlfriend he have
  • Zeeen~ i got a girlfriend, and you don’t
  • But when he was playing LOLOL
  • One of his friends, said something like
  • “Yoosung loves successful woman”
  • Yoosung was like
  • ????
  • “What are you talking about?”
  • When the friend said that he recognizes your girlfriend, she already sees her in a list of youngest and successful people
  • He was confused
  • You hided this from him?
  • He just logged off from LOLOL
  • He’ll ask you,and he want the truth
  • Now you have to tell him the truth
  • When you’re finished, Yoosung just keeps looking at you
  • Surprised
  • With his jaw on the floor
  • “Yoosung, are you alright?”
  • He’s sad that you lied to him..But when you explain why you lied, he understands
  • He’ll not love you more or less because of it
  • But OMG 
  • You’re more successful than Jumin
  • He’ll want to be a intern in your company
  • Sorry Jumin
  • In the outside he’s like “Oh this is so cool!”
  • In the inside he’s like “OMGGGGGGGGGGG THIS IS SO FREAKING COOOOOL”
  • You’re even more perfect
  • And this is so exciting!

JaeHee

  • She was reading some articles
  • News, those things.
  • She likes to be informed
  • In the beginning she was searching some news about Zen, but she decided to be a little more informed about the world
  • And then she see one article “C/N will have a new CEO,MC” ,she looks your photo in that article 
  • Her eyes widened
  • What the hell?!
  • Are you another Jumin Han?
  • She gets up and run towards you,who was seeing the cafe paychecks
  • Now she knows why you’re so good at managing the cafe..
  • She asked you about that, explaining herself and how she finded out
  • You don’t have a choice, you’ll have to tell
  • You tell all the truth, and tell why you wanted to hided it
  • She just sighed, saying that was no need for lies
  • After that she kiss your cheek
  • “I’m more relieve that our cafe will be in good hands”
  • She is just so perfect

Zen

  • One day, you goes with Zen to the rehearsal
  • Because was really close to one store that you wanted to go. When you arrived at the rehearsal, you kiss him goodbye, and go to that store.
  • One of Zen’s coworkers,said that he already taked some photos for your company.
  • Zen’s confused, so he began to search about you
  • Then he discovers that you’re a future CEO of a company that was bigger then C&R
  • Please, don’t tell me that his babe is some Jumin Han?
  • He hate those kind of people
  • And you’re (maybe) this kind of person?
  • He’s in shock, he said to the director that he has a urgent matter that needs to be settle.
  • And then, he runs, he remember the store that you said you was going
  • After searching for that store for some minutes, he found it
  • “MC!”
  • He scream your name in the store door, he is so dramatic..
  • You run to him,asking what’s wrong
  • And he shows to you his cellphone
  • He finded out
  • SHIT
  • You two go to the park,sit in a bench, and you begin to explain everything
  • When you’re finished, he put his hands on your cheeks
  • “Mc, please , don’t tell me you’re not some kind of female Jumin Han”
  • -_-
  • After some time, he accepts it
  • He loves that your company is bigger than Jumin’s C&R
  • It’s so funny
  • That loser
  • He would deny your work job offers
  • If you say that you are offering him this job because you want to see him more
  • He will accept

Jumin

  • People keep saying this to him
  • But he always ignores people, so he didn’t listen to them
  • He was reading things about other companies
  • Got to have an eye in the enemies
  • News,news,news
  • bla,bla,bla
  • Wait, this is MC?
  • WHAT?
  • “Jaehee, cancel all the meetings for today, i’ll go to home,this is a emergency”
  • Jaehee don’t even has time to ask anything
  • He is gone
  • What a surprise
  • When Jumin arrived, he’s screaming your name
  • And you’re surprised
  • Isn’t it early?
  • Too early for him to come home?
  • When you walk towards him,he filled you with questions
  • Calm down man!
  • Ok, you’ll have to explain
  • He listen to you, he can see why you wouldn’t tell him
  • Oh god, this is difficult
  • But this will not end your relationship
  • You were thinking you can get rid of him that easily?
  • Cute.
  • He’ll start to think about future projects
  • That will have the two companies working together
  • But he want to expand his company, because he doesn’t like the fact that your company is bigger
  • Stubborn child

707

  • Seven already know
  • Party Pooper
  • But you didn’t know that he knows
  • This sounded confusing?
  • Sorry
  • But one day you were commenting with him how successful Jumin’s company are
  • and he just reply with a :
  • “But your company is even bigger!”
  • You just looked at him, with a face that said:
  • You knew it?
  • And he was with a smile on his face that said:
  • Hell yeah
  • I’m fucking awesome
  • He will not tell this to anyone
  • You can trust him
  • He will buy a suit to you
  • Because this suits you
  • I want to die

V

  • V wouldn’t care
  • I’m sorry but this precious man is just so calm
  • He knows that from the beginning
  • He just don’t think this is a big deal
  • His best friend have a job in a big company
  • His girlfriend have a job in a bigger company
  • It’s not a big deal man
  • He’ll just be very sad that you’re hiding this from him
  • Why?
  • “Mc, congratulations , you’ll be the future CEO!”
  • You just look at him, wanting to explain to him everything
  • He just smiles as you talk
  • He understand it, this is fine
  • He want you to be his future wife soon
  • “Hey Mc, would you let me photograph you in your work clothes?
  • Aesthetic

Saeran

  • Yeah yeah he knows
  • -_-
  • MC still didn’t tell me about her company
  • I will eat all the ice cream because of this MC
  • just WAIT
  • He will be grumpy
  • Like a grumpy baby
  • He thought that you’ll need some time to tell
  • THIS IS TIME TO TELL
  • He doesn’t care about that stupid company you have 
  • He care about those secrets
  • A person that hides a secret, hides ice cream
  • He just can’t trust someone like that!
  • “Saeran why you’re eating so much ice cream?”
  • “I don’t know , why you don’t tell me about your company?”
  • This makes sense.
  • So you tell him why you didn’t said earlier
  • This doesn’t stops him from eating ice cream
  • But now he is eating with you ;)
  • Is this a happy end?