I need help, um... I want to learn drawing but I'm quite bad at it. Can you give suggestions on how to start?
oh! anon!! its good to know that you’re interested!
i would recommend u to change your whole mindset first, n your overall view on art! when u want to start a piece or a simple doodle, don’t tell yourself that “hey this should be the best thing i’ve ever drawn” just get rid of that mindset! don’t force yourself to continuously put out finished and polished works, bc if u have that habit, whenever u can’t do something right, you’ll get really stressed abt it! n that in turn would ruin your mood to draw
second, never say that you r bad, like ok small critique from time to time is ok, bc it’ll help u grow in some ways, but if u keep telling yourself that u can’t do well, or u can’t be like this or that artist, it REALLY just mess u up inside, your confidence on your art would decrease n if this continues on, one day you’ll prob avoid drawing altogether bc u think u can’t do it
i’ve personally seen lots of people give up on drawing whenever they can’t do ‘well’ n thats just sad…. i have to admit, even i ain’t that good! that are thousands or maybe millions! of artists who r better than me, n yet here i am, still striving to improve myself! so the key is, don’t give up, n work hard my friend!
i do recommend u to doodle lots! try to draw everything on sight, if u get the chance to! make them quick, u don’t have to be really detailed, as long as u drew something, then that counts! these quick doodles help me a lot, they helped me get the overall shape of lots of things, now i can draw without using too many references! but from time to time, these doodles do help me de-stress bc finished drawings r a hassle something lol
ok i rambled a lot, but anon! i hope u continue drawing n have fun in the process! u have all my support :)
You know, I really don’t like drama. I hate petty fights and arguing over things that don’t matter. I hate not forgiving people over simple MISTAKES.
Because mistakes do happen, they really do. You might forget to do that thing your friend asked you to, or you might cheat on a test because you were so stressed out you couldn’t study. Those are mistakes. Those are things that can be forgiven easily.
Let me make this clear: Sexual assault is not a MISTAKE. Sexual assault is a crime. Sexual assault is abuse. Sexual assault is something that cannot be forgiven simply or easily, if ever.
Telling people you made a “mistake” is bad enough. Telling people that you’ll learn from it is even worse. Because clearly you haven’t learned, considering you COMMITTED THE SAME CRIME AGAINST 8 WOMEN. The only thing you’ve learned is what happens when you get caught.
Did you really think you were above consequences?
I suppose you did. But know this.
Every single one of those women are better off without you. You say you needed Stephanie. You say she made you feel complete. You say it was the perfect relationship. A perfect relationship doesn’t rely on manipulation, force, and abuse.
You say you needed her, but you don’t deserve her. Or anyone, if you decide to treat them like that.
And to every single person he’s ever harassed, abused, stolen, or copyrighted: you deserve much much much more than his lies and abuse.
And to the people who helped and supported the victims of his, thank you so much. Thank you for being there when we, the fans, couldn’t.
do you listen to sorority noise? if not, you should. i think you'd really enjoy them. i like that the singer is so open about things. he doesn't try and portray depression as this little simple thing that can go away. it's a monster that's always there, some days more so than others. he doesn't talk about addiction as being inherently negative or overly romanticized. it's a constant fight, and sometimes you lose, but you can always try again. you're not bad for relapsing, you're just human.
You know, people love to criticize SNS by saying that they’re totally straight, but let me tell you how they’re not. Starting by Naruto. Jfc, because I’m stating he likes boys doesn’t mean he can’t also like girls.
BEWARE: reaally long ass text post.
When he was still a kid, in the first part of the manga, Naruto wasn’t very mature. Althought he was shown as having romantic interest in Sakura, it was actually pretty clear that his preocupations were very far away from anything related to sexuality. What he really cared about was simple things such as pranks and instant noodles.
Naruto leaves the village to train with Jiraya at the most intense phase of the adolescence (who has been through it, knows what I’m talking about) which is between 13 to 16 years old. Sexualy speaking, this is the phase where everything changes, body and mind. Being so, when Naruto returns, it’s expected that he’d have a bit more sexual maturity, showing more interest in girls (you know, curves). But no. No interest for girls, the first thing he says is that he sees no difference on Sakura. (So sorry, Cherry Blossom) I mean, he’s supposed to like her, right? He should’ve been stunned by her more womanly-like looks or something, but we get no reaction on that. Sakura herself feels clearly different about him, as is shown by the way she looks at him and by blushing. Naruto, on the other hand, is again worried about joking around with Konohamaru showing off his sexy no jutsu (to which he shows no reaction).
On another hand, the first person Naruto points out to be beautiful is - guess who? Sasuke. I’m not even joking.
He’s extremely upset about Sasuke being “replaced” on Team 7, much more than Sakura, who tries to show that Sai is, afterall, somewhat like Sasuke, not only in his ways but also in looks. Now, see, she said nothing about being pretty, she said they’re kinda alike. And what Naruto says? “They’re nothing alike, Sasuke looks tons better! No… Wait, he doesn’t look as bad”.
Oh my god, are you kidding me? No, wait for it, and he even repeats that! “Ohh noooo, that guy can’t get even close to Sasuke!”
Can I freak out already? No, seriously, he gets pissed off and starts babbling on how Sai can’t replace Sasuke because Sasuke is so much more handsome. Not only that, but he also does the tipical tsundere thing of “i-it’s not like I find him pretty… b-baka!”. Naruto, pls, just stop talking, bby, you’re making it worse.
And then, since Naruto can’t get along with Sai at all, Yamato decides to take the team to a bath house to relax and get a bit closer. As we know, it’s very common in Japan to go to these bath houses, like Naruto did before with Jiraya and such. Even so, withouth any aparent reason, the scene starts with Naruto already awfully embarrassed to be there. It would be normal, giving the situation, if he was suspicious or angry to be forced there with Sai, but not self-conscious the way he’s shown. He’s not avoiding Sai specifically, but with his eyes down, the face really blushed and almost entirely underwater, in a clear sign of insecurity, as if he’s trying to hide himself. If public baths are normal, why would he be like that?
That’s when I started thinking: afterall, he had just been through the hardest phase of puberty, right? This means that, while he was away, he probably went through things like first erection, wet dreams and first signs of sexual attraction (for what I researched, most boys go through that at the age of 12 to 15).
Now let’s be honest here, if in almost three years sulking for his bestie who looks so good (as he said himself), starting to develop the natural sexual desires of the adolescence, he didn’t dreamt or thought of something a little sexual about Sasuke, it’s a lie. He could even be 100% straight and had spontaneously fall in love with Hinata and all that jazz, but he was 14, 15 years old, training with the only purpose of reaching for Sasuke (you can check, he came back saying he’s stronger to save Sasuke, not to become Hokage or anything else), going through a naturally confusing phase of self-discovery and sexual development, it’s only natural that, going through that with his mind completely focused on someone, he’d start questioning his own feelings. Also, who knows what other hot muscled ninjas didn’t come across his path during those two years and a half? The thing is: aparently, he’s violently embarrassed to be naked surrounded by naked dudes (not much help from Sai, who made fun of his little buddy moments latter. Btw, thanks, Sai, for this vital contribution. Without you, we’d never know Naruto had a small equipment)
Afterwards, it turns out Sai was a spy for Danzou who served as a bridge between he and Orochimaru. In the middle of that, he said he had been with Sasuke and he’s not the person they used to know anymore and says he can’t understand why Naruto and Sakura go so far for him and, aparently calm, Naruto explains that he used to hate Sasuke, but found out he felt happy around him. He was smiling and all was okay, but then he pauses his speach and closes his eyes real thight, as if he was on pain or something. When he opens again, it’s clear there’s a terrible feeling. He breathes and it’s gone, he’s back to his normal self, it was just that moment. It’s clear from that, even talking about Sasuke is difficult for him, just in thinking how much he misses the guy already affects him physically. This reaction in particular caught my attention because I suffer from anxiety and, many times, when it attacks, I feel my throat closing, it gets hard to breathe, my stomach goes all raging butterflies and sometimes I get even sick. The point is: my first reaction is exactly this: I close my eyes tightly and take a deep breath. That’s feeling is kinda common among people who had been through a recent break-up too, I got a lot of friends who also have this frequently.
Finally, after almost three years apart, it’s time for Team 7’s firt reencounter. I guess it’s valid to remember Naruto’s first reaction here was freezing. He mutters Sasuke’s name and stays staring at him in silence for a while like a dummy. And then, when Sasuke says he doesn’t care about them anymore, Naruto starts yelling on why didn’t he kill him when he had the chance. If you don’t care about me, why did you let me live? He’s been rehashing that, he has this little hope he’s holding onto and he needs to know Sasuke cares about him. Okay. Now, here comes something fun, Sasuke just showed off how he can move at the speed of sound, but he announces out loud that he shall kill the guy and starts pulling his sword in slow-motion while three ninjas, all perfecty able to step in, watch the whole thing happen. But let’s not talk about how Sasuke was begging to be stopped, let’s talk about how there’s some guy leaning on Naruto, about to impale him with a sword and he’s just paralized there. His only reaction to being threatened with a lethal blade is to complain it wouldn’t be worth to become Hokage if he wasn’t able to save the guy about to murder him. He doesn’t even blink, he’s just completely frozen there like “omg, he’s touching me”.
Now this one hurts me. After all the sacrifice to get there, years waiting and training restless for this moment, they fail and Sasuke leaves once more with Orochimaru. The look on his face kills me, I swear, and then he breaks down, sobbing, crying his heart out. I find interesting how much he lost it at this moment, since even when Jiraya died he didn’t sob like he did back here. I don’t mean to say Jiraya’s death wasn’t a terrible pain for him, in fact it even made him understand Sasuke’s pain and need for revenge, but he somehow knew how to deal with it, unlike failing with Sasuke. The death of someone so dear hurts badly, but whenever is about Sasuke, he just loses all control, like when he went kyuubi mode just because Orochimaru reffered to Sasuke as ‘mine’.
After the failed reencounter with Sasuke, Naruto becomes really upset. Then we get this cutesy scene in which Sai, all changed and wanting to befriend the other guys, realized Naruto is feeling down and remembers you’re supposed to hug people when they’re sad. And then we have this completely reasonable and not even a bit exaggerated reaction from Naruto to the hug, that is to freak out and push him away screaming how he’s totally not gay. I mean, as gay akward that Sai might be, he really didn’t seem to be trying to kiss Naruto at all, he was clearly facing another direction. One thing is to say “dude, get out, don’t hug me”, another completely different thing is “iM TOTS NOT GAY, WHY U THINK IM GAY? IM NOT”
Kinda around this point of the story, the same happens do Kakashi. He takes Naruto to train and, seeing him all grown up and learning things so fast, he says “you know what, I’m starting to really like you”, and guess what? The boy freaks out histerically and starts yelling how he’s totally not into guys and, omg, ew how disgusting.
It’s like they say: You got nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide. No one rational and confident of his own sexuality would have this kind of reaction for so little. I mean, nor Sai or Kakashi actually hit on him, at least not openly (yes, I’m looking at you, Sai). As a fujoshi, I can state I would have never seen any malice in Kakashi’s words if wasn’t for Naruto’s overreaction. That gets me thinking, his encounter with Sasuke probably messed up with his insecurities real bad. No fujoshing here, but if he was already worried about that, finding out the little Sasuke he knew turned out to be that stunning man with abs-showing, badboy style, arm around him, close enough to smell his scent, that intense staring when their eyes first met… I mean, he’s shaken by that. It’s logical. This is the moment in which his the most insecure, as he shows with his reactions. He’s almost certain he’s into boys and is terrified that someone might notice.
And then we have this not-gay-at-all moment, right after Pain’s defeat (in which Hinata confessed her love for Naruto) and he’s laying on his bed. Thinking. Of Sasuke.
There are no arguments, man, one thing is to miss your friends and think about them, another thing is to lock yourself in the bedroom and spend the whole night long awake with your face burried on the pillow sighing for someone. When you spend the night locked up in your bedroom, face burried on the pillow, sighing for someone, that’s love. I mean it, to lay in your bed sighing for someone like “oh, I wonder how are you? Do you still think of me? What are you doing now?” this is the kind of thing people facing a breakup do. Check out the melancholic look on his eyes. This is not even the only time he’s shown laying awake thing about Sasuke, there are at least three other moments like this one, although this in particular has more relevance since this is when he found out Sasuke had finally killed Itachi and this got Naruto more worried about how he was feeling and if he was on pain.
“Why Itachi said that? Why me?” Well, bby, Itachi said you remind him of his ex-boyfriend, he’s obviously shipping you and his little brother. And well, by the way Naruto spoke of Sasuke to him, it must not have been difficult for him to understand what was going on, Itachi knows the deal. Anyway, I believe he then had some time to think about everything, Sasuke, his own feelings and sort things out.
So far, Naruto had the excuse that he had been doing all that because he promised Sakura he’d bring Sasuke back, but when she asks him to forget about that, he shows that this isn’t right. He’s doing that for himself. HE needs to save Sasuke, it doesn’t matter what Sakura feels or felt, he is not doing this for her or anyone else, as he clearly states. This is a problem between him and Sasuke and he’s pretty steady about that.
After he commited several murders and joined Akatsuki, Konoha decides Sasuke must be executed. After all, he is a criminal who shows no remorse, has no loyalty to the village and doesn’t care about anyone there, right? Sure, even Sakura and Ino, who have been in love with him all their lives comprehend that their feelings can’t change that. He is a criminal and has to be put down.
But not for Naruto. The simple ideia that Sasuke has no salvation and, therefore, must die is enough to cause him such a breakdown that he passes out.
Again, everything comes from a very intense difficulty to breathe, it’s a crisis I know very well, although I happilly never passed out from it, but it’s an anxiety symptom. Just the thought of a world without Sasuke is too much for him to handle, he panics.
And then they meet again. Differently from the first time, in which before he even knew how different their powers were he tripped and fell before reaching Sasuke, this time around Naruto already gets there very sure of what he wanted and with all the words at the tip of the tongue.
They only exchange one attack and, with that, they could see each other’s hearts. This is really relevant. The first time they fought, they couldn’t see the other one’s heart, as Sasuke yelled at his face, he couldn’t see how Sasuke felt. But not this time, this time they did see and he says that.
“Did you see what was in my heart?”, he’s talking about this feeling he has for Sasuke, he wants Sasuke to see how much he means to him, that he would never give up on him, 'cause his love is too strong. And now he knows Sasuke’s feelings too, since he lost Jiraya and found out the story behind the Uchiha massacre, he understands what Sasuke wants and his reasons and that’s why he’s ready to die with him if necessary, rather then simply dragging Sasuke back by force, like he says then.
More than that, the security he shows at this point, differently from what things were all the way until here, demonstrated that he was probably accepting the nature of his feelings. He understands what he feels and is getting more used to it.
During the war, they keep teasing each other about little things only they understand (in a way that reminds me a lot of Marceline and PB, from Adventure Time, who are confirmed ex-gfs). I guess this speaks for itself. “You know I like you, I know you like me, I’m saving them 'cause I love them, you know… Like you did. For me. Back then. And just now. Stop pretending you don’t care, I know you better then that”
Also, let’s talk about how Naruto stated that he had been training this jutsu in particular more then even his rasengan, lately. In case you don’t remeber, he especifically showed Konohamaru that the proper way of training that jutsu is searching for good reference, to which he used porn magazines. Now, Konohamaru’s reverse oroike no jutsu featured Sasuke and Sai, who are both well known for being the ladies’ preference around Konoha, so you can clearly see where he went. Naruto, on the other hand, had all those fabulously hot guys who were never seen before with adult muscled bodies and charismatic looks on their faces. I wonder where he got those references… I mean… He used to train for his regular jutsu by sneaking into bookshops and taking a look into porn when he was a kid, now think about that and try to see where this logic goes to.
Appart from how much I cried with this shit, I find quite interesting how each person makes the interpretation of this particular part as it suits them better. Also known as “hurdur, he’s talking about Hinata because the one like Kushina would be Sakura, but he doesn’t love her anymore”.
Ok, let’s start by saying that, nope, because Kushina didn’t say “marry some girl with the same personality as me”. As Naruto said himself, “mom told me to find a girl as great as she is” and I, as a rational human being, understand by that “a girl with good character, honest, who truly loves you”, you know? A decent person who isn’t some evil bitch who would make him suffer, I think it’s absurd to fight over who is more like Kushina, no one told him to marry his mother’s clone.
Anyway, what I really wanted to say is that he didn’t say “I found a nice girl” ou maybe “I found someone, but she’s a bit different from mom” or even “I will do my best to find a nice girl”. Nothing about girls. What he does is “mom said this… and… uh… well, not everything is going according to what she wanted”.
This is literally the only part in which he fumbles, stutters and ends up not really saying anything.
Like I said: each person makes their own interpretation of this, you know what was mine.
Well, I’m not saying anything about the dialogues between Naruto and Sasuke on those last chapters, because we all know very well what they said to each other, so I’m just letting Naruto share his opinion. Sasuke’s one and only. Not fucking Sakura. Not anyone else.
Now, from the ending, we could get two possible ways of seeing what happened in-story: either, since he had to put Naruto with Hinata for the sake of the $$movie$$, Kishimoto changed his mind as to make Naruto oblivious of everything and too naive too recognize romantic love, which I find offensive for a character who is mostly the love expert of the story and lectured every single mf about love during those 15 years, but that paired up with Sasuke’s guilt, thinking Naruto would be too good to him and deserved someone better, would be enough reason for them to never try and get together. Also fits well with Naruto’s try at explaining his feelings on chapter 698. It relevant to say that, this time around, when Sasuke asked what he meant by “friend”, he no longer said anything about feeling like a brother, which shows he understood how different from that his feeling truly is, but by saying how he doesn’t know how to put it in words might signify he was still clueless about it being romantic love. Another probable thing, I find, might be that Kishimoto left enough timeskip for something to happen between the moment when Sasuke came back to Konoha from Naruto starting to date Hinata. They had a fight or just talked about everything and decided (mistakenly) that it was for the best if they got married to the girls, to which I can think of several reasons and the fact that Naruto was frowning when he went to say Sasuke goodbye and return his headband and by Sasuke saying that he didn’t thought Naruto’d show up to say goodbye at all makes me think they had a fight over Sasuke leaving again and that there’s more to see that we first might think. I particularly like to believe of this second theory. It works either you consider The Last as canon or not (since it’s not Kishimoto’s writing, I don’t), as The Last happens two whole years after the events of chapter 699, giving plenty of time, and since NH is terribly undeveloped even in the movie and Naruto doesn’t really seems to care that much about Hinata until he gets caught up in the creepy scarf-genjustu thing and gets brainwashed, not making the whole “Naruto loves Hinata” thing very plausible.
Since I’ve received a lot of asks about INTPs and ISTPs lately…
If you are dealing with an INTP/ISTP, always explain your needs to them clearly and in (step-by-step) detail. That is literally what they want to know. Do not assume they can read your mind. Do not just expect certain behaviors from them and then get disappointed. For example, my brother is an INTP. He never calls me. I was perfectly fine with that but my mother felt it a bit cold and uncaring. So then I mentioned to him that he should call me once a month to make mom stop complaining. And he did it willingly and happily. He is a really nice guy; it just won’t occur to him to do things like that until you tell him to.
If you are an INTP/ISTP, be proactive and ask others to explain their needs to you in a matter-of-fact way. Simple questions like, “What do you need me to do?” or “Is there anything I can do to help?” will suffice. Over time, observe what the other person likes/dislikes, or how they like to unwind from stress, or what they need to feel more comfortable… then do it for them without them having to ask. Or (if you’re uncertain) ask them whether they want it, then do it. For example, if your partner had a long day at work and is exhausted, cook them dinner and give them a neck rub. Simple little things like that make all the difference. Just try to be more attentive.
of all, I noticed that some of the people who accuses low energy
levels are doing a diet based on low calories. Well, don’t do a
self-made diet, or you’ll have low energy levels for like, forever.
One of the reason is: cutting down all the sugars leave your brain
nothing to work with, so you feel tired all the time and this is not
ok. Instead, go to see a nutritionist who can help you to eat well
what I do when I feel so tired I can’t leave my fucking bed?
It’s a simple thing that most healthists will not tell you to do. As
I already explained, your brain needs something to work with. You
still need to eat, especially if you do intensive and stressful jobs…
like studying. I also advice to eat specifically a piece of chocolate
if you really feel like you have been awake for days.
Studying “just” 30 minutes is better than wasting your afternoon
trying to study. If you can’t focus just go to do something else,
more stimulating. Forcing yourself to focus will not work. Plus, you
have wasted an afternoon you could have invested in binge-watching trying to study abominable
things like geography.
a nap. This is something people avoid to do, but sleeping is the most
effective recharging method for your body. Sleeping for 30 minutes up
to 1 hour won’t take away time for you work, but your brain will be
ready for work. Plus, your memory usually gets a boost after this!
Procrastinating isn’t a sin. Having an effective and forgiving method
to organize your work is essential. But remember that fatigue is not
predictable. If you are in pain and can’t work… just don’t. Your
health must to be the priority, not the essay for the next week.
Taking a day for yourself, even if it wasn’t planned is healthy and
will not screw you.
to avoid to do more than one big “thing” a day. This is because
if you regularly have no spoons or you are in the middle of a flare
up you wont’ be able to finish anything. Instead focusing on “one
big thing” in the Big Things Week is more effective. Setting up a
specific calendar for this is extremely helpful.
Instead of doing 1 hour of studying and 15 minutes of relax, try doing
30\10 sessions. Shortening your study sessions means less stress,
less fatigue and less pain, sometimes.
7. In your “bad days”
programming your favorite subjects may be a good idea.
all, I think. Feel free to add your own tips and tricks (or insults
if I wrote bullshit). To the next guide!
Whether you run a divination based business, offer free readings, or just like divining a whole lot, it can get tiring! It’s really common that after doing a few readings, or even one big one, to feel like your energy has been sapped. Let me tell you, it sucks. So, here are a few simple tips to work through it.
Take care of yourself. I know that sounds silly but, it’s true. When performing spiritual work, you’ve got to take care of your physical self as well.
Make sure you eat a relatively balanced diet and keep snacks on hand.
If you need a break, take one. If you push yourself too hard, it can make things get garbled. It may feel like you’re getting more done but in reality, a half bummed job is worse than that 10 minute break.
Be aware of your limitations. Everyone’s abilities and base energy levels are different. Don’t compare your output level to others.
Be realistic about what you can do.
If you need to look at your LWB or other reference guide, that’s okay! I still have to double check sometimes to make sure I’m not mixing cards up after a bit.
If there’s a specific routine that gets you in the right mindset, set it up.
Seriously, keep snacks on hand! Easy little things you can munch on while you work.
Have fun with what you do. If it isn’t fun anymore, then don’t do it.
After your marathon, some self care of your choice is always a good idea! You can do it!
▲ “I don’t.” The answer was both true and simple which was a rarity for the Eldritch abomination. However, he had learned in his time on Earth that humans preferred the short answer of things- and he was trying to pass himself off as one of these ‘fleshbags’. So it was best to keep things short and sweet.
“But if I did, I would dream about being anywhere but here.”
“ Dreams are kind of like that, you really don’t know the meaning till you look it up… ” She explains a bit of the mysterious ways that dreams can tell you something, while being completly nonsensical at the same time. Even though she preferred some short answers to questions, a little explanation wasn’t too bad. It was a competent, human answer as is anyways.
“ I don’t travel as much, but I use to live in Arizona before coming here. Nice place, a bit hot, but you get use to it. ”
“I don’t think my morale was down, but it plays on your mind a bit. Everything went so well in the past. This year, not so much. But you have to tell yourself that football is like that. I’ve had more ups than downs in my career. All you can do is keep working. You still have to take enjoyment out of what you’re doing and things will turn, and my smile has always been there. In good moments and bad. I’m somebody who can laugh even at myself. That happens now and again, when I’ve made a mess of really simple things. I say to the other guys in the dressing-room: ‘Bloody hell, did you see what I did then?’” [x]
“Tony! Thank you!” you said, though it came out less like you
were thanking him and more like you were scolding him.
You were shuffling through the pile of gifts on the table. It contained
things he had made and things he had brought and given to you. You suspected
this wasn’t even the half of it and there would be more in your shared room
“Do you not like it or do you? I can’t really tell,” Tony asked.
“I’m flattered and love that you wanted to do for me, but I thought we
agreed to keep it simple this year because of last year,” you replied.
“But you love that necklace! I’ve seen you wear it lots of times.”
“It was five-thousand dollars, Tony! It took me weeks to even take it out
of the box much less wear it.”
Tony rolled his eyes obviously not understand your hesitance to wear
something so expensive out in public, even if it looked as simple and
inconspicuous as it could.
“But I didn’t get you anything extravagant this year! I only got you
simple gifts, albeit cliché ones, but they were all simple I swear.”
“Tony if you made it then it doesn’t qualify as simple,” you cried,
holding up a high tech device you didn’t have clue about.
“That’s quite the compliment, (Y/N),” Tony said with a smirk.
You groaned, “Tony you know that’s not what I meant.”
“Babe come on. It’s awesome, you’re awesome, I’m awesome, everything is
“Are you going to break out in song?”
“I would never sing,” he said in an affronted tone.
“I heard you singing it last week in your lab!” you laughed.
Tony scoffed and looked down to the pile of gifts.
“So am I taking these back?”
“Not the stuffed animals, but yes.”
You grabbed all of the stuffed animals with hearts that you could carry
and you heard Tony grumble something about how difficult it would be to return
“I love you, Tony, but you brought this on yourself.”
I just want like a really simple high school love plot. They meet freshman year, everyone ships it, they text constantly and she giggles about him with her friends and his friends all tease him about her and eventually he asks her out and everything’s all kisses in the hallway, walking each other to class, arguing over little things but calling each other in the middle of the night to make up. he could sneak into her bedroom on schoolnights and they kiss and just sleep and cuddle and omg i need this pls let me live vicariously through this plot
Original request: Namjoon finds out you have a crush on him cause he overhears you talking to V and Jimin about it.
Word count: 1447
A/N: You know fluff isn’t my strong suit, so it took me a while to create this, but I hope you like it nonetheless! feedback is appreciated!
“Why don’t you just tell him how you feel already?”
“It’s not that simple.”
“It is! Just say ‘Namjoon-ah, I’ve really liked you for a long time’. Simple as that!”
“No! I can’t say that!”
“Yes you can! Come on Y/N. You have to.”
This was not the first time Namjoon had overheard conversations like this. He had known for a while, but was unsure if approaching the situation was the best thing for the time being. Plus, he was a little curious if you would ever actually confess to him. In reality, this was no one-sided love.
It’s very easy to give in to being famous. Because it’s charming. It’s powerful. It draws you in. Really, it’s harder work resisting it. But after a while I just refused to accept a life that was not real. [What seemed unreal about it?] Like, becoming OK with having things done for you. Or – no – expecting things to be done for you. I’ve had a few moments like that. And it frightened me. I think it was something simple like running out of clean clothes. And me not having the initiative to wash my own clothes. I was annoyed that my clothes weren’t clean. [When was this?] Peak-y. Around the time of 21, when I was on top of the mountain. So I told myself I’d better abseil down. And go and do my fucking laundry.
Not really knowing what to do on a Saturday afternoon with a three year old girl, I decide to go to the park. After applying some sunscreen, Ella and I get out of the house. We walk to the closest park that I know around the area which happens to be a ten minutes walk.
Once we get there, Ella starts running everywhere as I watch her, making sure she doesn’t hurt herself. I giggle as she shouts and screams. I always loved to watch young children, looking how careless they are and how truly happy they are with simple things like going to the park.
Suddenly, Ella sees a guy with colored hair. She giggles at him and I think he smiles at her. I can’t really tell because I’m pretty far from her. I start to speed up my footsteps toward her direction.
“You have funny hair,” she giggles as she looks at the guy’s hair.
The guy chuckles and lowers down to her level, “Hey, where’s your mommy?” He asks.
“Ella,” I say once I get where they are. Both Ella’s and the guy’s face turn to face me. I gasp as I recognize Michael’s face.
I should have thought it could be him. It isn’t everybody that has bright colored hair.
“Y/N,” Michael mumbles. It’s the first time we have seen each other since the break up which was a few months ago.
Ella suddenly loses interest and she starts running somewhere else. I keep looking at her, but my mind is wondering about my ex boyfriend.
He stands up and comes closer to me.
“Is she-” he begins to ask but I cut him before he even gets the chance to finish his sentence.
“Yes, it’s my brother’s daughter,” I reply.
“She has grown up,” he remarks.
I do not reply anything. Michael and I had a hard break up. One night we got really frustrated and we kept shouting at each other and then I decided to leave. Michael tried to talk to me a few times after that night, but I was firm about my decision. It was over.
But I still get weekly calls or texts from him. It’s often three in the morning and he’s drunk calling me. I don’t usually answer, but I do listen to the vocal messages he sends me. And I always read his text messages as well.
“Look Y/N, I’m sorry,” he starts and I look at him as I sigh, I so do not want to hear his speech. “I get that I said some really bad things that I never meant and I did things that weren’t great, but…”
“But what Michael?” I ask, my eyes still on Ella.
“But can’t you remember how happy we were?” He finally says.
I turn to look at him in the eyes. It’s been a while since I looked at these eyes. I try my hardest not to fall for his beautiful eyes.
But he gets a point. I mean, I was really, really happy whenever he was around. But now it’s over and I’m okay with it being over. Good things never last forever.
I sigh, “Michael, um, I think you should just leave-”
“I remember you!” Ella screams as she comes back towards us. “You’re Mikey,” she states and Michael smiles at her.
“I am,” he chuckles. His gaze turns back to me, “I just think we should stay in each other’s lives, you know. It was better that way.”
I don’t even get the chance to reply, Ella grabs Michael’s hand and starts to walk. I roll my eyes and follow them.
“So?” Michael turns back to look at me.
“Okay, then…” I mumble, not sure if it’s a great idea. “But just friends.”
Michael’s lips form the biggest smile and I can’t help but to smile too.
You know what’s amazing? When people I haven’t talked to before just come to me and send me messages like “I love you” or “you’re strong enough” or “you’re beautiful”. I’m telling you now, simple things like that, can really change someone’s attitude for the day. You are amazing. X
Draco, are you flirting with me?” Harry asked finally.
Draco’s face gathered in a soft frown. “I don’t know how you pulled so many men, Potter, if you can’t tell a simple thing like that.”
Harry leaned forward and brushed a blade of grass from Draco’s hair. The pale strands were silken against his fingers. He let his hand linger. “Is it really that simple?” The gravelly, needy sound of his own voice surprised him.
Draco tilted his head. “No.” He leaned forward and opened his mouth to Harry, kissing him in soft, hesitant waves. His mouth tasted of cigarettes and wine and strawberries. Harry cupped Draco’s jaw in his hand and let his tongue slide between Draco’s lips. Draco moaned and tightened his grip on Harry’s shirt at his shoulder. They kissed wildly, more teeth, more tongue, more gasping and thrusting.
It was like pulling magnets apart to break contact with Draco, but Harry did just that. Draco’s lips were slick and red and his hair was mussed in a fashion that made Harry want to devour him. “Draco… If you just want someone to fill your time, there are lots of places to look. And better choices than me.”
“Potter, you noble slut. You’ll fuck anyone else in this city but not me?”
“I care about you.”
Draco looked alarmed at those four simple words. Harry was alarmed by them himself. They rang true like a bell.
“So it’s not just sex between us,” Harry continued. “It’s something more.”
Draco huffed and then shifted his weight, propelling Harry to the ground under him. Crouching over Harry on all fours, grey eyes feral, Draco said, “As ever, you are the champion of the obvious.
A customer today literally asked for his whipped cream on his single shot 10 pump black and white nonfat 190 degree 4 Splenda mocha to be put on counter clockwise. COUNTERFUCKING CLOCKWISE. I don't care that it's a simple thing to do it pissed me the fuck off. Like really? Can you really tell the difference? Ugh I'm starting to think customers make this shit up because they can.
I had a customer like that too, except he specified that it needed to be stirred a specific number of times in the clockwise direction. My reaction was you’re not at Hogwarts and this is not potions class. Get the fuck over yourself.