Hi! Can you do RFA reacting to MC on her period/trying to hide her period from them? Thank youuu!
Oh my gosh periods are the absolute worst. This one was still a lot of fun to write so thank you for requesting it! I hope that you like it!! :3
You and Yoosung both finally had a day off together and deiced to sleep in
You woke up before Yoosung and felt his arms wrapped around you and you snuggled into his chest
But you felt something wet down by your legs and carefully moved the blanket away to see that your period had started and bled through your sleep pants onto the bed sheets
Completely embarrassed, you shook Yoosung violently telling him to get out of bed
“Wah what’s going on MC?” A very confused and sleepy Yoosung asked as you kicked him out of the bed
You didn’t respond, only blushing bright red as you carefully moved the blankets so he couldn’t see the mess
But Yoosung caught a glimpse of bright red blood on the sheets and his eyes went wide
“MC are you okay?! Did you hurt yourself?! Should I call a doctor?!” Yoosung asked as he started panicking
You sighed saying “I’m okay Yoosung, my period just started. Sorry about the sheets, I’ll clean them up right away.”
As you tried walking away, Yoosung grabbed your arm and hugged you, rubbing your lower stomach
His mother and sister made him learn about how much period cramps could hurt and how women could become very emotional
So to your surprise, Yoosung knew exactly what to do and treated you like a princess
Yoosung threw the dirty sheet into the washer and quickly put a new one on so that you could lay down
He told you that he had to make a quick stop at the store and when he came back, he had pads and tampons, heating pads, your favorite snack foods, and a new movie for the two of you to watch
Yoosung took such good care of you that there was hardly any pain and lots of comfort, making you not worry about period pains ever again
The two of you decided to go on a date night to see a movie that Zen made a cameo in
You two were able to snag the last two tickets, much to Zen’s delight
Just as the two of you were about to enter the theater, you felt something off
You told Zen that you had to use the bathroom quickly and when you got there, you found out that your period had started
The emotions were already getting to you as you felt yourself start to tear up
You left the bathroom trying to think of an excuse for only you to head home so Zen could enjoy the movie
As soon as Zen saw you, he noticed something was off and asked “What’s wrong babe?”
You burst out in tears and whispered to him that your period has started
Zen immediately goes into protective boyfriend mode and walks behind you so no one can see any blood coming through as he leads you to the car
The entire ride home you were crying and told Zen between sobs “I-I’m so sorry that I ruined our date night.”
He honestly couldn’t believe that you could become so emotional just because of your period but he shushed you saying “It’s no problem at all MC. You can’t control it and we can have our own fun date night together at home.”
Zen carried you inside bridal style and helped you clean up then laid you on the bed as he got you some pain medication
You were completely exhausted and Zen completely understood so the two of you ended up cuddling for the rest of the night until the two of you fell asleep
When you woke up the next morning, you found Zen in the kitchen making breakfast a a bouquet of your favorite flowers on the table along with some heating pads
Zen really was the best boyfriend ever
The two of you went to a fancy restaurant to celebrate your anniversary
It was the first time either of you were able to go to such a high-end place so it was an even more special night
You and Jaehee were killing it in your brand new dresses and you both looked like goddesses
But when the two of you were seated at your table, you felt what you only assumed was your period start
Panic built up inside of you, it was such a special night and you didn’t want your period to ruin it for Jaehee
So you sucked it up and decided to pretend like nothing was wrong
But you and Jaehee were together for a reason because she knew within a couple of minutes that something was up
You were getting increasing hot to the point of sweat dripping down from your forehead and the cramps started to come
When Jaehee saw you wince in pain and hold your stomach, she knew that your period started
So Jaehee helped you up and lead you back to the car while you apologized profusely
When you two got home, you nervously asked her “Was I really that obvious Jaehee?” as you got out of your dress and into more comfort clothing
Jaehee giggled and made you lay down as she got you a heating pad and said “Sort of. But what you had were pretty similar to my own period symptoms so I knew. And don’t worry about tonight, I’m always happy as long as I’m with you MC.”
You smiled gratefully at your amazing girlfriend The two of you spent the rest of the night cuddling and watching Zen’s musicals on DVD
You both ended up falling asleep in each other’s arms, with you feeling a lot less pain thanks to Jaehee
You were so grateful that you had someone else who understood the struggle of having your period and you made a mental note to take extra good care of Jaehee when hers started
You had convinced Jumin to go out on a simply yet fun ‘commoners’ date with you
The two of you went to a local park and packed a picnic and the day had been going well, you and Jumin talked about your future together, stared at the clouds, and even made him laugh at a couple of your jokes
Jumin seemed to be having such a good time that you felt like nothing could possible ruin your mood
But Mother Nature had different plans
You were laughing at one of Jumin’s attempts to make a joke when you felt your period start
To make matters worse, you were wearing a light colored dress making the blood stand out on the back of your dress Jumin noticed you looking uncomfortable and asked what was wrong
“My um period started Jumin.” You said awkwardly to Jumin You attempted to stand up but you could already feel the cramps coming on
Jumin noticed the back of your dress was staining with blood so he quickly wrapped his jacket around your waist to hide it and walked you over to Driver Kim
He had never dealt with women on their period before but all Jumin knew was that you looked like you were in pain and he needed to stop it
So when the two of you got back to the penthouse, Jumin cleaned you up and made you lay down in bed with him calling out to the chef to make your favorite meal
He laid down next to you and gently rubbed where your cramps were hurting telling you sweet words of encouragement to try and help you feel better
You eventually fell asleep and woke up a couple of hours later to see Jumin curled up next to you sleeping
The cramps were almost completely gone so you settled yourself back into Jumin’s arms
For a guy who’s never experienced a girl with her period before, Jumin sure knew what he was doing
Seven had been working hard the past couple of days making you extremely bored
You were laying on the couch, mindlessly playing on your phone when you felt something seep through your pants
You groaned as you saw that your period had started
Luckily none of the blood had gotten on the couch so you quickly passed Seven’s work room in order to get a new pair of pants
You were in the bathroom trying to clean the blood out of your pants when you heard the door open
“Aw my poor MC’s period started. Come on I’ll clean those up later, you need to rest now!” Seven said as he dragged you into the bedroom
“But how did you know Saeyoung? I’m sorry I know that you’re busy working and it’s so embarrassing.“ You said as Seven tucked the blankets around you
He smiled and kissed your forehead saying “I’m the Defender of Justice MC! I know everything! But seriously I keep track of your cycle so I always know when you’re due to start.”
Seven got you a heating pad and laid down next to you rubbing your back and whispering how much he loved you
You fell asleep to Seven’s loving words and woke up the next morning to find a Seven had made you a messy cake saying ‘I love you’ on it as well as some of your favorite snacks and more heating pads
You were honestly so grateful for him and gave him a huge hug when you saw him
Seven smiled telling you that you deserved it and how he would take good care of you until your period was over
“Hey MC quick question, I never looked it up or anything but a period is when you pee blood right?” Seven asked as you were about to cut into the cake
Seven was lucky that you loved him and that you weren’t too emotional at that point to punch him
I have a klk question, and I apologize if you've answered it before, but, do you find any significance in Ryuko taking a big bite out of an unpeeled lemon in her introduction? Like, was it just meant to make her seem hard? Or like, does it have some subtext I don't understand? Is she ever seen eating lemon/drinking lemonade as a background thing? I've always wondered about this. Thanks.
I gotta be honest with you: I’m atrocious at talking about symbolism. There’s a reason that my hundreds of essays hardly ever mention it.
So… I haven’t especially covered this before, but I can provide some Thoughts.
First and foremost, the lemon scene has been largely understood as a homage to FLCL, a coming-of-age anime worked on by Gainax—the studio that Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Otsuka left to found Studio Trigger, which is the team behind Kill la Kill.
In the first episode of FLCL, Naota, the protagonist, refuses to drink the rest of the sour, “Lemon Squash” pop that his friend Mamimi didn’t finish. He claims that he “[doesn’t] like sour drinks” and proceeds to toss the can aside.
However, at the end of the episode, Mamimi offers Naota the sour pop again, and his reaction changes. While he repeats his sentiment—“I told you, I don’t like sour stuff”—Naota doesn’t toss the can aside this time, instead guzzling the drink down.
So, when Ryuko, the protagonist of Kill la Kill, begins the first episode of her show not just forcing herself to consume something sour, but does so purposefully, without flinching… there’s probably something there. Kill la Kill’s director Imaishi did work extensively on FLCL, after all.
But what exactly is meant to be conveyed in either series is entirely dependent on how the “sour” symbol is understood.
On the one hand, the “sourness” could be a symbol of “first love.” For Naota to accept the drink in FLCL would be to accept an “indirect kiss” from Mamimi, who had been drinking from the can previously. The “first love” idea seems supported in Kill la Kill, with Ryuko noting, after Mataro steals her lemon (at least in the original Japanese script), “You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?”
Mataro: Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!
And with the idea of “first love” comes the idea of childishness. Though it may have some… Unfortunate Implications, in both FLCL and Kill la Kill, it could be said that getting into a first romantic relationship is a sign of growing up. The fact that Naota initially refuses to taste “first love” represents his initial refusal to come of age—and the fact that Mataro in Kill la Kill insists that he has had his first kiss (or “get[s] way more action than [Ryuko]!” in the dub) represents his desire to seem “grown-up” and experienced.
Ryuko’s utterly blase eating of the lemon would then also imply that she has had romantic relationship(s) in the past and is not afraid of them.
However, with all of this, the “sourness” could simply be a larger metaphor: a metaphor of adulthood, maturity, that kind of stuff. Naota deciding to take in the sourness at the end of the first opening episode signifies that his show is going to feature his coming of age—something he initially didn’t want anything to do with, but that the story is going to push him to experience regardless. Ryuko immediately biting into a lemon could then signify that she’s already come of age, but—and more likely, considering Kill la Kill’s ending—it could also signify that she’s not afraid of the hardships, challenges, and “sourness” that comes with coming of age.
In this way, I also see the “sourness” as a bit of a metaphor for moving forward rather than running away. The lemon pop in FLCL is first featured when Naota struggles to tell Mamimi that his brother is seeing someone else—a hard, difficult, “adult” situation that’s not fun and not comfortable. Naota throws the can away, perhaps representative of how he wants to run away from this problem. At the end of the episode, though, Naota has revealed the truth to Mamimi, and he then drinks the pop, signifying that there’s no more running away: he’s growing up, whether he likes it or not.
But disregarding the FLCL tribute, a character introduction that features the character biting into a raw, unpeeled lemon is powerful on its own. It tells audiences right away that this character is badass—whether her lemon-eating is because she’s not afraid of growing up or hardship or “first love” or because of any other reason, you shouldn’t mess with this chick.
okay @ dance side of tumblr, i have a question for you. there’s a specific dance move someone always ends up doing in just about every 50s musical i’ve seen that’s just. my absolute favorite thing. it’s like… an angled turn/spin with wide arms. but i can’t figure out if it has a name or not. so. here’s all the gifs i could find of people doing this particular move. if it has a name, pLS LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH IT AND I WANT TO MASTER IT AND TALK ABOUT IT BY NAME ALL THE TIME. it looks so free and open and fun. gah.
….honestly it seems like i’ve mostly seen gene kelly do it lol.
or donald o’connor. with gene kelly.
but i’ve seen donald do it in his movies, too. not just with gene lol.
like maybe some of these are different moves altogether and the only thing uniting them is the fact that they’re spinning/turning and spreading their arms and it’s just a generic thing but. if it’s actually a move in itself i’d rEALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS BECAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH IT.
im starting uni soon too (Ｔ▽Ｔ) im really bad at interacting and getting to know people in general so at my orientation camp i didnt talk to anyone and was by myself the whole time ally do you have any tips for approaching people easily
hmmm….i’m quite a sociable/noisy person irl but i used to be really introverted and awkward too, and what really helped me break out of it was just, the simple belief that everyone is just like me? everyone at orientation camp is confused, new, probably scared and excited! everyone appreciates a new, friendly face, confessing that they’re just as confused and tired as i am! (i practically made friends with everyone in my group over mutual complaining lmfao)
another thinking that helped is repeatedly telling yourself that you’re not someone in the spotlight. you’re just a new random person in someone else’s eyes and have the power to shape a brand new image of yourself right then and there. and how would you like a new friend to approach you? using a very casual approach worked all the time for me at camp!
seeing everyone as potential future friends and thinking up of simple questions like “hey, yknow what the facilitator is saying? didn’t catch it..” (even if you DID hear it) could be the very first step towards making new wonderful ties!