i really like this style of layout i have for them now

Patater Week - Day 1

Feb. 6- Get Together – (Coraline-inspired AU, magical realism, 6.4K)
Soundtrack: [Exploration] + [Dreaming]

There’s a low, paint-chipped door in the corner of Alexei Mashkov’s living room in Providence.

His agent tells him that the door used to connect to the apartment next to his, a long time ago, when the structure had been one. The door leads to nowhere now, only a wall of bricks. Alexei has even seen the wall of bricks in person, when he requested the landlord open the door for fun. He’s always been curious, after all, and the old, rusted key that the agent picks out from the cabinets only added to that curiosity.

“You’ll get yourself into trouble one day, Lyosha,” his grandmother used to tell him. Alexei had been young, perhaps seven or eight, when she warned him. “Don’t ask so many questions, and try to be happy, or the spirits will see, and take you.” She had said, “Don’t go through strange doors, and don’t follow voices, especially if they sing to you.”

“What’s so bad about singing?” Alexei had demanded, in a petulant way only a seven-year-old can manage. “I sing.”

“Yes, love, but they sing to confuse you,” his grandmother had responded. “They sing of a life better than the one you have, so you want to come to them. You see? They want to trick you and steal you away.”

Of course, Alexei had thought her warning had been metaphorical, if not slightly cryptic. She’d been old then, and easily confused. If you take out the spirits part, the rest sound more or less logical. He figured that she doesn’t want him talking to strangers and end up kidnapped, so Alexei had merely nodded and promised her. No going in strange doors, no following the singing voice, not that there’d been any in his life. Until now.

The bricks are nothing special: the seams filled with cement, the corners dusty with cobwebs. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but there’s a draft that only Alexei can feel because when he mentions it to the agent, she only blinks in confusion.

“Why not lock it?” Alexei asks, when the agent pockets the old key and closes the old, wooden door.

“Why should I?” the agent says, smiling. “The wall is bricked up. Not like there’s anything that can come out. Now, let’s go to the kitchen. The structure itself is a little old, almost 150 years, but it’s been recently remodeled. It’s got a beautiful granite counter top—”

Alexei loves the house. But doesn’t know why he feels uneasy about the door. When he gets the keys to the house, he finds the rusted key again and locks the door. 

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Hey guys!! 

I know it hasn’t really been a minute since I’ve been posting like left and right this last month or so, but I’ve been getting a lot of notes and emails and all sorts of stuff so I figured I’d just throw down some quick updoots to get you all in the know (or at least my version of the know, we’ll figure that part out later)

FIRST OFF I want to thank every one of you out there who’s supported my art either through your likes, reblogs/retweets, and even Patreon support (which has gotten up to $200 a month wow!!) It’s only been like what, a year since I started posting art to the furry fandom and it’s been just a heck of a ride the entire way. Like I nearly went from 400 followers about a year ago to literally almost 7 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS???

If you had asked me if any of this was possible on my end about a year ago, frankly I’d tell you it was just a far off fantasy. BUT JOKES ON PAST ME BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE MAKING ME CRY IRL EVERY DAY. SO JUST THANKS. WOW. I LOVE ALL OF YOU!! 


(and if you’ve been one of those people behind the scenes pushing my butt in the right direction, I love you just that much more. you all know who you are uwu)

SO AS YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED I’ve been doing a butt ton of art (specifically commissions!) very recently, and it’s been a heck of a refreshing change for me to just do some quick lil animated bits and layout stuff ! But the real world is scary and wants money so i’m also on the hunt for a more permanent job situation while I manage some of these upcoming projects and commissions. I will say definitively I’ll be closing off commissions for the upcoming month (but I’ll get to that in a sec)

The big one being my Chuck and Deen reboot, which is now officially going under the name HOW I LEFT TOWN (AND GOT LOST FOREVER)

The comics going under a serious overhaul in terms of tone, style and writing, but you’ll be seeing a return of all your fav characters in something I’m hoping will reflect a lot of the themes my artworks been giving off this last year. It’ll be dramatic, it’ll be super gay, and it’ll have lots of spooks! So here’s hoping I can deliver something special when I find the time to get posting.

The elephant in the room for me atm is my unfinished senior film that’s been sitting in limbo since I graduated from SVA. It’s literally just waiting to be finished (after some technical issues regarding time and coordination) and tbh it’s just a load of demo reel/portfolio material waiting to be unbenched, so I’ve decided to make that my first priority before my next big contract this coming month. I’m hoping I’ll have a good film to show for and finally a finished project under my belt by the beginning of July, so cheer along and look forward to some dumb teen comedy about vampires and terrible pizza!!

From there, I can definitely see myself dedicating my free time to making progress on my new comic and just tons more of the same kind of stuff you’ve been seeing me post recently. Here’s hoping I can pay back all the kindness and love I’ve received this last year uwu

Uncomprehensively,
Coca

TL;DR
Need to finish my student film before I get rolling on the new Chuck and Deen to get them sick career opportunities. Commissions are kind of closed. I love all of you. Deuces. 

~ starting a bullet journal ~

What is a bullet journal?

usually I describe a bullet journal to someone as a planner that you make completely on your own from a blank notebook. It can be a combination of a planner, to-do lists, sketchbooks, journal/diary, and so much more. Bullet journals can really be anything you want them to be. 

What are the pros and cons to bullet journaling? 

~ Pros: You can include anything you want/need with a customizable layout. It allows your creativity to come out, you’re not committed to a certain style, everything you need is in one place, and it’s just so much fun! Plus, the community is great. Seriously though, I just love how every bullet journal is unique and it’s whatever YOU make it! 
~ Cons: Bullet journaling is very time consuming, but if you’re like me who likes to relax by writing/drawing, this will definitely be great for you. It can be a little difficult to plan ahead since you can’t just flip to that week like a normal planner, but with a future log spread this will be easier. On off-weeks where i don’t have too much going on, my spreads can look a little empty and boring, but i just find ways to fill my pages, with doodles or stickers or whatever i want. 

What supplies do i need?

~ For starting a bullet journal, seriously all you need is a blank notebook and a pen. Although, people usually use many different supplies. these include: markers, washi tape, highlighters, stickers, rulers, erasers, pencils, post-its, colored pencils, even paint!
~ When choosing your notebook these are some of the communities favorites: Moleskine, Leuchtturm 1917, Rhodia, and Muji notebooks. at first I had a little extra money to spend so I got myself a moleskine which I loved, but i got tired of the squared notebook quick and got myself a $5 no-brand notebook from an A.C. Moore which I absolutely love! You don’t have to spend $20+ on a notebook for your bullet journal. Have an unused notebook sitting around the house? Use it! 
~ Notebooks come in squared, dotted grid, lined, or blank paper. Many people prefer the dotted grids, but any of these will work! this is personal preference :)
~ To see a list of my favorite stationery, click here.

What should my first few pages be?

Almost everyone I see starts off with their key. The key is composed of different symbols to use throughout your bullet journal for tasks, completed tasks, migrated tasks, appointments, notes, etc. My key is down below: 

~ Usually what’s next is the index. This is where you write down what page your spreads/lists are. I’m really bad at keeping up with numbering all of my pages and I usually don’t stick to my index, but as my bullet journal keeps filling up that index would definitely come in handy. 
~ For my bullet journal, what’s next is future planning so I can easily refer to this spread. I list every month and leave space for important dates and events. This is great for when I make an appointment or something is going on that’s months away and I have to save the date. 
~ For me those are my beginning pages, what’s next is my monthly and weekly spreads! My monthly is always first followed by my highlights spread for the month (basically another monthly but instead I write down a highlight/what i did for the day with an occasional doodle). Following my monthly spread I just do my weekly spreads for the month. My bullet journal is very simple, I don’t keep a habit tracker because I simply did not keep up with it. Instead I have a water tracker for the week (this is hard enough for me to keep up with)! I have a couple of “lists” or “fun spreads” but not too many. I mainly use my bullet journal as my planner. 

Now that i have the basics set up, what are some spreads i can include?

~ Of course you have your basic monthly, weekly, or even daily spreads, but with the fun of a bullet journal there is so much more to it!! 
~ I have made a master post of a ton of bullet journal pages, to see that click here

Other tips?

~ Just search the instagram and tumblr tags for bullet journaling, you will gain so many ideas and inspiration! Have fun now that you started your bullet journal (or are going to, don’t wait another day you won’t regret it)!
~ Don’t let all the pictures of “perfect bullet journals” discourage you. Bullet journals are unique, you don’t need the neatest handwriting or the most expensive supplies, as long as it works for you and you love it then it is a perfect bullet journal! :)

Have fun woo!! & please, message me if you have ANY questions ♡ 

Weddings.

Harry and Y/N hadn’t seen each other in a very long time. Well, to them it felt as if it was a long time. Just over a year. It felt like more to both though. As strange as it was, Harry kept in touch with Y/N’s siblings and Y/N kept in touch with Harry’s sibling. Hence why now, here they are, Gemma’s wedding. Of course, naturally Y/N was a bridesmaid. She couldn’t have been more thrilled at the fact. She loved Gemma, not like she loved her brother but, all the same, Gemma was still family to her despite her’s and Harry’s breakup. Harry and Y/N both knew that each other would be there. They both had the same impression they would and should avoid each other to avoid any awkwardness or tears on Gemma’s wedding day.

“H, just go talk to her for Pete’s sake.” Anne sighed looking at her gloomy son, “You’re making everyone just as gloomy as you.” She tutted. Anne too had spoken to Y/N. In fact it was almost possible that everyone had spoken to Y/N apart from Harry and that made him feel even worse. “I can’t Mum, she probably hates me.” He tutted sipping his fruity alcoholic beverage. “She doesn’t go and talk to her!” Anne said. Harry couldn’t. He couldn’t go and look at the woman he still loves and pretend that he doesn’t. It would break him. Much like how Y/N couldn’t go and talk to him.

Y/N occupied herself by dancing with Harry’s smaller cousins whom loved her to death. She twirled them around and was sitting on the floor in her dress playing small children games. That was always the way she was though. She didn’t mind that her dress may be getting dusty or crimped, she didn’t mind at all, she loved making other people happy and the smile on the little children’s faces was enough for her. She didn’t mind that she was getting a view look from other people for being so different, she loved it. Harry loved it. “Can Hazzy come over Y/N?!” One of Harry’s cousins called. “Um, I don’t know” Y/N stuttered. “Maybe we could just dance?” She tried to ease out of the situation, he was having none of it though. “Oh please Y/N! You and Harry are both so much fun!” and before Y/N could say anything, he was already running over to Harry.

Harry’s palms were sweaty as his little cousin dragged him over to where Y/N was surrounded by little children and he tried to compose himself. Was his hair okay? Was his spot redder than ever? Was his shirt tucked in? Was he red? Was he sweaty? “Here he is Y/N!” His cousin shouted. “Y/N” Harry nodded. Y/N nodded back. “So, what are we playing?” Harry asked. Y/N remained quiet not saying anything, Harry sighed a little. “We were dancing first but no we are playing duck duck goose!!” Another one of Harry’s cousins shouted. “Wow! I love that game. Whose go is it?” Harry asked. Y/N’s eyes were fixed on the floor. “Harry you can go!” His cousin called. Harry got up from his seat and wondered around the circle tapping each child on the head lightly until he reached Y/N. He paused for a second. The last time they had seen each they had been screaming and shouting. He can’t even remember the last time he felt Y/N’s soft locks against the pads of his thumbs. Or the softness of her cheek against his palm. The softness of her lips gently caressing his own. The way she would smile against his shoulder when she’s said something cringey and Harry’s laughed.

He taps her head. Her hair is soft and he moves on. He still feels the softness against his fingertips. He smiles as he runs with a small 4 year old behind him. He runs slow and manages to catch Y/N’s eyes. She smiles at him and returns and soon he’s caught by the running 4 year old.

Later on, after Harry’s circulated round to family members, and Y/N has too they find themself in a stuck eye contact. Harry nor Y/N move. They both slowly start walking towards each other until they meet. “How have you been?” Harry asked. “Can we go elsewhere, please?” She begs. Harry nods.

Now they find themselves on a bench by a water fountain that sprinkles around them. “You hurt me Harry.” Y/N speaks. She needs to say this, She needs to  know why. All these answers to all these questions. Everything she wish she knew then that she wants and needs to know now. He needs to answer. He needs to explain. “It got to me. Too much and I couldn’t stop myself, love. It’s no excuse. I wasn’t in the right mindset, I am now. I changed my perspectives, I;m better” He pours. Y/N looks at Harry and tears bring in each of their eyes. “I’ve missed you” Y/N whispers. “And I you, Y/N. So so so much” She smiles softly. “I wish I could take it all back. I really do, I really really do.” He smiles. Their heads lean in and slowly, they meet for a kiss. “I want to start fresh.” She says and he nods. And with a kiss, it’s agreed.

First things first- I’m not a native English speaker, I suck hard at grammar and some additional things and -you know.. I’m a bit shaky articulating myself - read with this warning in mind and have fun!

Some time ago I happened to catch an episode of Flapjack on TV. Each time I see it I get more impressed by this show– each time it seems wilder and more vibrant than the last time – just the finest breed of unpredictable. And maaaan I love the location of this show. This filthy, moldy, contagious harbor, isolated in the eye of the dead sea but containing so much bursting life in its small belly. God I love the possibilities of this place – its so fun how it expands and shrinks according to the story, almost as if its it own independent character, it’s silent but it moves and talks and reacts and breathes. This makes it feel so much bigger and exiting – I could gawk  at this gorgeous art design forever, and I probably will, but I got caught of guard and distracted by the the end credits for a moment-

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anonymous asked:

Hello, yes, hi, I recently found your art and account and I love what you do. I'm turning 14 in April and I've asked for a drawing pad, but I have no idea how to use one as of yet. Have you got any tips or anything? Because I've wanted to try digital art for a while and your art makes me want to even more lmao. Thanks! - B.A.

BOI OH BOI DO I GOT SOME TIPS FOR U <3

(I’m not sure what kind of comp you’re going to be using, so I’ll list for both.)

FIRST: Drawing Programs; the free and the great.

-Firealpaca: Lightweight drawing program. I draw Recovery using this! It’s easy on the RAM if you have a weak comp/are paranoid about yours like I am, it is mainly for basic comic making, and has all the basic brushes you need (pen/pencil/airbrush/symmetry/etc). You can add your own brushes as well but they’re p basic settings. Has basic Animation/Gif making as well using Onion Mode! Layout is a piece of cake. Please note that If you leave it open for a week it’ll crash on you, even if you haven’t anything on it at the moment, and sometimes the brush sensitivity just stops working so you just have to close and then open it again. (Also I have no idea how to update it aside from deleting it completely and just downloading the new version from scratch, so thats a thing.) Mac/Windows

-MedibangPaint: This is basically FireAlpaca But Better. Has tons of screen tones, brush patterns, and tools. I don’t use it much because I’m used to FA’s layout and get confused with the the placement of tools in here, so if you can I highly suggest just going with this first. Also has basic animation/gif making! Has storage for the website as well, and you can upload more preset brushes. It’s v anime. This program has waaay more in terms of basically everything, so it just takes more RAM. NBD, you don’t have to have every brush downloaded from the storage ^u^. Mac/Windows

-Clip Studio Paint: Okay this one isn’t free, it’s a pricey one, HOWEVER once a year they take the price way fuckin down by at least 75%. Sign up for the email list and it’ll let you know when that precious day comes. It’s how I got it @u@, around christmastime? This program is basically MedibangPaint On Steroids. I do all of my digital-yet-tradition-style-painting on here! The brushes all have some neat af settings to play with, you can make your own brushes, has tons of screen tones, pre-made panels, and settings. You can save projects as basically anything you need, is a hardy program that almost never crashes, and It’ll take a nice chunk of space on your comp depending on how much memory you have but hey, its worth it. It’s much more complex layout-wise than the other two here, but you get used to it after playing around and watching tutorials haha.

-Mischief: It’s a 25$ app, has like four brushes and five layers only but is vector-based with an endless canvas. Not really worth having unless you like the vector thing. UP TO YOU. I spent forever with this one doing all that homestuck stuff, so it’s not really bad so much as it is a basic bitch. Mac

-MyPaint: I used this a bunch when I still did digital art on my windows laptop before I upgraded to a Mac. It’s easy on the comp and has plenty of brushes and settings. You can also get brush packages if you don’t feel like you have enough that comes with the program! Also has endless canvas; pretty sure you can just select an area and then export as is. I barely remember the rest but It’s pretty great. Windows/MacPorts(which I hate)

-GIMP: I hate this thing. I cannot figure it out for the life of me. It’s got loads of shit though, can handle layers, has plenty of brushes, and can do basic animation/gifs if you ever figure it out. Windows/mac

I’ve heard good things from paint tool SAI and Krita as well, but have never used them myself.

***You can always pay through the nose/use a student discount for the photoshop series and pay that shit monthly, those fuckers have literally everything, but I am a cheap college kid making minimum wage with a car payment; I’d rather just pay once/not at all.

TABLETS: treat that shit like a newborn babe 24/7

-I have literally only ever owned a Wacom Intuos4. It has lasted me six years, and at least five moves across many miles. I broke one of the cord ports the day I opened it by holding it wrong, have one left, and now treat it like it’s going to die if the cord moves badly. Please be aware that if you break both ports, you better either sodder it back together yourself or upgrade to smth else because it costs about as much as the tablet itself was bought at to be fixed. Good news, though, it comes with at least six extra pen nibs, has programable buttons on the side (that I have never bothered to use) and a scroll bar in case you’re too lazy to use the keyboard (…I don’t really use that either unless I’m just scrolling through tumblr LMFAO).

-I would die for a Cintiq.

HOT TIPS: its useful.

-most of the programs listed use the same keyboard shortcuts. MEMORIZE THEM. It’s pretty easy, since you’ll use em a lot. [cntrl/cmmd+T] lets you resize what you just drew on that layer, and [cntrl/cmmd+z] is undo. I use those the most, for obvious reasons.

-vector-based programs are pretty great because when you resize an image it looks prefect. You can’t do that with a program that isn’t, so I just resize the base roughdraft and draw the lineart again on the layer above so I don’t get weird JPEG quality lines.

-You can use a ruler with your tablet, just slap it on and go, but honestly most programs have settings for that. just use those.

-You can also trace stuff on your tablet, so long as the paper isn’t too thick. I just scan/take a photo and then open it up in the program, though. much easier.

-SAVE CONSTANTLY. Art programs like to crash on you, even when they’re hardy and you have a good comp. make it a habit to quick save your work.

-Use a desk and have good posture. You’ll be able to draw a hell of a lot longer if you do. I personally keep fucking up my knees by sitting on my legs as I work out of habit, and don’t actually have a desk chair. Keep your screen at eye level and at a fair distance to prevent eyestrain and also neck-strain haha

-Chances are you won’t be used to the tablet right away. Most places you buy from say it’ll take a couple of months to get used to how weird it is to draw while not looking at your own hand, so don’t be frustrated If your drawings look a bit off at first.

-if you draw at least one thing every day, by the end of the year you’ll have improved exponentially. I literally made this blog to make myself draw once a day.

-don’t be afraid to check out speedpaints and tutorials. It’s always good to get more familiar with the program you’re using and new techniques previously unconsidered.

-get familiar with clipping layers. They are insanely useful; you clip one layer to the one below and then when you draw it only shows up on the drawing of that layer below. Shit is a godsend if you’re bad at coloring in the lines/lazy. The bucket tool is also really useful, and you can adjust the expansion by pixel so you don’t miss anything between the lines.

-experiment with your brushes, shit be fun af

-warmup your wrists before and after drawing. prevent swollen veins and such. dont want hand pain/numbness, its reaaaaally bad.

—basically if your hands hurt stop for the day.

-PNGS are for internet, JPEGS are for printing/fucking with quality (cough hack homestuck)

-resolution doesn’t have to be much more than 350 dpi if its just going to be on a webpage. Maximize that shit if you’re going to be printing, though. Especially if you put stuff on redbubble.

-DeviantArt has this thing called Sta.sh where you can dump art, keep it in perfect quality and just share it with certain people with a link instead of all of the website. Great for storing commission pieces, its the only reason I have DA in the first place.

-you get a different audience depending on what site you use for posting art, so keep that in mind for the kind of feedback you want.

-after awhile of drawing using a tablet, you may lose patience/forget that in traditional art there isn’t an undo button lmfao It’s cool; you don’t have to choose one over the other or anything.

-Honestly you can work around almost anything. You just invent new ways and techniques for yourself and you’ll do just fine.

Aaaaand that’s all I got for today! Thanks for sticking around <3

I am really excited to bring second part of the guide! This time I am going to talk about how to style paragraphs on a page, the different kinds of options, and what exactly they each do to the paragraphs. Also, I am so happy to present, my favorite dudes on MS Word, and kind of one of the reasons my whole MS Word user level took off.

The non printing characters!

I know I sound like such a nerd when I say it like that, and get all excited about them. But knowing your text, makes everything so much easier. So now, onto the guide!.

Also, thank you so  much to all the people reading this! And also to the great bloggers that helped me promote this guide.

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Director Tada Shunsuke’s KnB: Last Game Interview in Animage May 2017

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Director’s Eye Re: Akashi

“In the TV series where Akashi fought with Kuroko and Seirin, his personality changed from “Boku” to “Ore”. This time, we start out with the “Ore” Akashi, but he decided that he wouldn’t be able to win against Nash that way, so “Boku” Akashi comes out. From the very beginning, we already decided that we wanted to play what we, in the studio call “The Akashi Empire Theme Song” (i.e. KnB Soundtrack Vol. 3: The Emperor of Creation) during that scene. In the actual dubbing, and while it was myself who decided on it, the moment the music played I excitedly went “Boku Akashi kitaaa—-!!!” (laughs). I think it was a super cool scene and one with a great tempo. I think the part to look forward to with Akashi is definitely that both Akashis will come out during the match.”

Director’s Eye Re: Nash

“To put it frankly, I didn’t have much planned for Nash before we started recording except for the note that he’s the strongest enemy. However, the acting of Mr. Midorikawa (Hikaru) was so wonderful that I got heavily involved in the film processing and the animation to show Nash more charmingly. I think rather than at first sight…. You’ll be able to tell his superior coolness akin to that of the main characters if you watch it two or three more times. In the end though, Nash is of a standing as the enemy of the Vorpal Swords but he’s also an important character who clashes with Akashi, the playmaker. Also, the new music created for the movie was primarily created around/for Nash and the others so when you hear the music being played, you kind of feel the fear that Nash is out to get the Vorpal Swords again. Music-wise, I feel pretty accomplished.”


YEEEEEEEE. I came here for the Nash vs. Akashi and stayed for the interview. IDK, it’s always so interesting to read how the staff and cast feel about the characters and how they felt while creating the movie because god did the movie give me feels. 

It’s funny though because Director Tada is obsessed with Nash vs. Akashi (AHH it was great) and he said that we’ll get to read about that more in the cast comment give-away for the 7th week of the movie. I’m excited! Though I will go out of country on May…. I may be able to watch it one or two more times before leaving (;w; ). 

BTW, I love the spread with both of their “4” being visible on purpose. The black and white differentiation and the demon king vs the emperor… (*A* )

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The RFA/V and Saeran: Love Letters

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Zen:

  • …Let’s be honest this guy is probably great at writing love letters
  • I mean he gets so many from all of his fans
  • He’s probably read so many that he just sort of
  • Gained incredible Love Letter Writing Skill via osmosis
  • What I wouldn’t give for that tbh
  • There are a few awkward situations where he remembers, after writing a sentence, he remembers that you don’t have “pearlescent locks of silver as bright as the moon”
  • …Sweetheart, that’s you again
  • “…Well I mean who can blame me”
  • …Anyways
  • At some point he looks over his work with pride
  • …But then he realized that basically the only thing he talked about was how you looked
  • Which was well written and definitely heartfelt, but you’re so much more than your body to him and the fact that this is the only thing he wrote about is upsetting to him
  • So he sets it aside for future reference
  • And gets to work again
  • …Unfortunately very few of his fans ever wrote about his personality, so he doesn’t have as much skill in that department
  • But you can tell when you actually end up reading the letter 
  • that this part about your kindness and generosity overflowing from your heart to warm the people around you
  • It definitely has a different style than the flowery, delicate language the rest of the letter has
  • It feels sort of…. warm, and touches you more than anything else in that letter
  • Yeah
  • That’s all Zen, none of the purple prose his fans like to send, and straight from the heart

Yoosung:

  • Oh God please no
  • Okay so he’s always dreamed of having someone to send love letters to
  • And it’s Valentine’s Day
  • All the couples at his school are curled up on benches together
  • Exchanging their pink and red envelopes
  • Now is his chance
  • So he sits down to write one to you and
  • …I don’t know if any of you have ever actually written a love letter, but it is…. very hard
  • How do people do this
  • Fifteen minutes in
  • “Dear MC,
    I ”
  • No, that’s seriously it
  • He has so much he wants to put in the letter, don’t misunderstand, just
  • He’s a Veterinary Science major, not a Creative Writing major
  • He went to  Creative Writing club once and never again
  • (It’s okay bby I understand your pain)
  • He’s still at it when you get home
  • But he’s so focused on what one says in a love letter that he doesn’t hear you come in
  • You realize what he’s trying to do pretty quickly and sit on the other side of the room so that he has some privacy
  • He has his back turned to you so it’s pretty easy
  • “…Like… What would the layout of a love letter be? Is there a specific flow to this?”
  • “IDK hon, maybe you should look it up”
  • He falls out of the chair
  • He’s honestly so ashamed that he doesn’t know how to write you a love letter, tbh he feels sort of second rate, and he tells you so
  • “No- No, it’s more than okay, I don’t need love letters, I love you with or without them, besides, I can’t write love letters either(literally no one finds this easy, you’re lying if you say otherwise), and I know you don’t think I’m second rate”
  • He’s so relieved tbh
  • “Does… Does that mean I can stop?”
  • “Of course, just tell me what you like about me to my face if you really want to get that sentiment across, I promise it’s easier”
  • “…I really, really like your face.”
  • “…”
  • “…?”
  • “…I really like your face too. ^^’”

Jaehee:

  • “Some of the best poetry I’ve ever seen is from Zen’s musicals-”
  • BABE
  • “So maybe if I go off of that-”
  • STOP
  • Okay but let’s be serious here, Jaehee is probably decent at love letters
  • She’s so serious all the time, it would bleed into her writing so
  • For one, it’s very obvious that everything is heartfelt, but…
  • …She reads over it, and it seems so robotic to her
  • Love letters are supposed to be poetic, and sweet, and while she means everything she said
  • It’s just so straightforward, she feels like there’s no romance
  • So she puts away her original letter in her drawer, and asks for help
  • Guess who she goes to
  • Guess
  • “Well, Jaehee, see, the problem here is that you have too many sharp edges here–you can read through some of my fan letters for idea, if you want! ;)”
  • Oh boy
  • here we go
  • It takes her a while, but eventually she finds a set of sweet things to put in the letter and goes from there
  • She brings it back, proud as can be, and sets it in the drawer next to hers
  • …And then, on Valentine’s day
  • She goes to give it to you and
  • She picks up the wrong envelope
  • She realizes her mistake when she sees you open it, and she realizes that this letter is considerably shorter than the other one
  • She sort of panics, and is about to stop you, and goes to grab the other one when
  • …She hears a sniffle
  • “Oh my God… Jaehee, this is the most heartfelt thing I’ve ever read… Thank you so much…”
  • ….What
  • She’s genuinely shocked
  • “But… But that’s the one I wrote without Zen’s help”
  • “Are you kidding me? You didn’t need  Zen’s help, this is incredible on its own. I love you so much.”
  • …The other letter finds its way into the trash where it belongs

Jumin:

  • Tbh the man probably writes you love letters on a near daily basis
  • Probably not like long, extensive love letters, just like
  • “Take care of yourself today. I’ll see you when I get home from work, my goddess” or something like that
  • Short and sweet
  • It kind of comes naturally I mean he grew up in a rich family that could afford expensive tutors I do not doubt that he took some kind of expensive creative writing classes
  • And probably hated it but
  • Considering how he talks about Elizabeth it obviously stuck
  • But when Valentine’s day comes up, he’s torn because
  • for one, he wants to get you everything because you’re worth it but
  • You don’t care for the material things, all you really want is for him to be there with you
  • And while he can definitely do that
  • C’mon, he has to get you something, that’s what couples do
  • He’s kind of at his wit’s end a week before Valentine’s Day
  • If he were to plan something big, now would be the time to start
  • Then he comes to the awkward conclusion of “Oh, Jaehee’s a woman, and what’s more, she’s a friend of MC, surely she’ll have some idea of what she might want”
  • Why would you ask this of her
  • But after watching so many of Zen’s more romantic musicals, she has a few ideas
  • “No, Assistant Kang, I’m not standing outside her window and serenading her–we live on the top floor, she wouldn’t be able to hear me even if I screamed, and I don’t intend on risking my life by standing on the windowsill.”
  • “…That’s fair”
  • Eventually, she suggests a love letter, and he loves the idea
  • Okay,  I lied, writing love letters is easy for one person
  • It’s just… written and done in about 15 minutes
  • He almost feels like it was way too easy
  • …Well, it wouldn’t hurt to have a calligrapher write it out to make it pretty
  • …In gold ink
  • …With rose petals pressed into the stationary
  • …and gilded
  • …Maybe it would be neat to press a few itsy bitsy diamonds into the paper to look like dewdrops? 
  • Jumin stop
  • Okay but seriously you’re both happy with this
  • You get something sentimental and heartfelt
  • And Jumin gets to spend a ton of money on you–but in an extremely subtle manner so you’re not all 
  • *cue Jumin’s mocky falsetto voice* “Jumin I don’t need you to buy me a ton of stuff mkay” “Yeah whatever dear it’s not like that’s how I express my affection or anything nope”
  • Jumin is definitely not bitter that you don’t want him to buy you the world
  • not
  • at
  • all
  • :)))

707:

  • Ooh my God
  • We kind of saw this in the Valentine’s After Ending but
  • He probably doesn’t write a singular love letter
  • He probably writes several little notes and leaves them all over the house where he knows you’ll find them
  • What can he say
  • Go big or go home amirite
  • First and foremost: Soooooo much cheesiness
  • ur boi is gonna turn you lactose intolerant with the sheer amount of cheese that letter’s forcing on you 
  • Second: pUNS
  • You open up the silverware drawer
  • “All this silverware, and you’re still the best little spoon”
  • You go to get in the car and on the gear shift is a note
  • “I’ll never BRAKE your heart, valentine… lolol”
  • You go to open up the spice cupboard, and sitting on top of the cornstarch
  • “Daisies are white, and roses are thorny, and when I think of you, I get kind of…. you guessed it, corny, lololololol ;)”
  • Why
  • Make sure you have a wall to hit your head against nearby
  • You’re scared to look in your underwear drawer
  • Third: You do find a few that are…. very very serious actually
  • Like, you open your wallet to get out your credit card for an online purchase and
  • Out falls another note
  • “MC, in my darkest moments, you’ve been my light–you saved my life, turned it around, and changed me forever. I’ll never even consider forgetting about that. I want to spend every waking moment with you, reminding you how much you mean to me. Even if that means spending every breath I have in me professing my love, it still won’t be enough, my beautiful angel.″
  • …That’s probably the one that made you cry tbh
  • What? Crying? No, definitely not
  • You collect all of them and put them in a box to look at forever
  • You may or may not have used a few of those cheesy pick up lines on him from time to time
  • And he can’t even groan because he used them first


V:

  • Okay so he my be blind but
  • he’s not completely blind
  • But he can only write for a little while before he needs to stop
  • as evidenced by his time in the chatrooms
  • So he starts months in advance
  • Like, it’s November and he decides it might be time to get that paper out so he can make sure there’s time to edit, make it pretty, etc.
  • …It’s probably a good thing that he does because this thing is less a letter
  • and more a novella
  • it’s just that
  • there’s so much he wants to say
  • At one point he finally breaks down and asks Jumin for help though when he realizes his handwriting is really only legible to him
  • And of course, Jumin has immaculate handwriting for whatever reason
  • …He’s not entirely comfortable transcribing the whole thing
  • Especially the more… ah…
  • Personal parts…
  • “…Do… Do you really need me to write this particular part about…”
  • “Yes.”
  • “…Are you sure?”
  • “Absolutely.”
  • “…All… Right…” *continues transcribing, face scarlet*
  • Poor Jumin
  • He can’t look at you the same way for a month and you have no idea why
  • When you finally read it, you’re almost knocked off your feet
  • That’s…. that is a lot of love
  • This is probably the most incredibly sentimental thing you’ve ever read
  • You’re probably in tears by the end
  • ….Although you do recognize Jumin’s handwriting
  • And
  • Considering some of the more explicit parts
  • …You now understand why he’s been uncomfortable around you
  • You… definitely understand
  • And truthfully while you feel bad for him
  • You are also just so incredibly happy that your Jihyun has someone in his life that’s willing to transcribe the more 
  • explicit 
  • parts of his love life in abstract detail onto paper for him
  • …Sorry, Jumin


Saeran:

  • What
  • “You… write letters to people to tell them you love them?”
  • “Isn’t…. Isn’t that supposed to be what talking to them is for?”
  • “I don’t… I don’t understand… I didn’t mean to make you feel like I don’t love you… Oh God, I do, I’m sorry I don’t say it as much as I could, I’ll try-”
  • NO
  • BBY NO IT’S OKAY
  • Let’s be honest he’s not going to write a love letter as a first resort
  • “Okay, they don’t want anything as a gift, They want to stay in, ah… I’m completely out of ideas.”
  • It’s Saeyoung that suggests it and
  • At first he laughs so hard
  • “Yeah……….. no”
  • But after crossing out every other option
  • “…………….Am I really going to…….”
  • The answer is yes, yes he is
  • He’s blushing furiously the entire time he’s writing it
  • It takes a few days to finish, because he keeps getting so flustered that he has to take breaks
  • Like, he’ll have to have a milk jug full of ice water he’s chugging it so fast
  • He hopes to God that you never walk in while he’s writing it
  • He’s so embarrassed the cutie omg
  • He never edits/proofreads it, he just shoves it in a drawer so that he’ll never have to look at it again
  • At least until he gives it to you
  • He’s still blushing and it’s the cutest thing
  • This is probably the best Valentine’s Day gift you could get
  • Not the letter, although that’s cute as hell and just as tsundere as your boyfriend
  • Just
  • Tomato face
  • OMG You’re so cute
  • If you had known this is all it would take to turn your boyfriend into a blushing mess you would have demanded one yourself ;)
Tcest is CANNON! Take THAT Haters!

No, really, Technically Tcest is cannon! Let me explain…
Many of you out there have probably gotten a lot of flames and trolling from haters out there who want to give you grief about liking Tcest…  And it’s easy to dispute with arguments that the odds of them being biologically related are, well, IMPOSSIBLE, and even if by some miracle that they were, being turtles they really wouldn’t care. But the last resort of many on the “anti-tcest” crusade is to whip out the old tired and true “It’s not cannon.”  (if this were a valid argument, 85% of fanfics and fanart for anything would cease to exist).

Well guess what? They couldn’t be more wrong!  Back in 1993, TMNT writer Bill Fitts was retiring from Mirage Studios to move back to his hometown, but before he left he wanted to make one last TMNT comic, as a final farewell.  Fitts wrote and drew the layouts, Dan Seneres did the pencils which Fitts inked, and finally Steve Lavigne did the lettering. The comic was Adult Rated (which is code for it was basically porn) and it was titled “The Birds and the Bees and the Turtles” (done in the Archie Comics style), only 50 copies were printed and it was gifted to members of Mirage Studios Staff.   And in it’s pages it clearly shows Donatello happily engaging in homosexual intercourse with one of his brothers (code for Donnie-boy really likes it in the butt).

Think about it, this comic was written, drawn, inked and printed by official, PAID Mirage Studios writers and artists in house (meaning the studio).  It was never printed mainstream to be sold to the public because it was considered taboo and they didn’t want to risk losing fans and business because of enraged parents wanting to shied their children’s innocence from from Teenage Mutant “sexual deviant” turtles, although if you have a few hundred bucks in your paypal account, every now and then a copy appears on e-bay.

The comic was a gag gift, yes, but it still was technically a comic- not drawn by fans but by the actual people responsible for the licensed characters.  The comics are the source material for all TMNT incarnations- so technically, that makes it cannon.

And if they can’t accept that, then they must admit that the logic behind their argument is flawed- you don’t get to say something is wrong because the “facts” say otherwise, then cherry-pick said “facts” because you don’t like all of them.

That being said, if someone does not like T-cest, then that is their choice and they do not have to read it or look at it’s art, that is their right, just as it is ours to enjoy T-cest.  (I personally HATE Raph/Mona Lisa with every fiber of my being but I don’t go around posting nasty comments on other people’s art if they happen to favor that pairing, I simply choose not to view that art and my life is much easier because of it.)

BTW all you LeoRai fans- Peter Laird (you know, co-creater of TMNT) says he is 100% AGAINST Turtle/Human relationships so stick THAT in your precious cannon and fire it off to where the sun don’t shine! >:-P
….Also, both Eastman and Laird really HATE Venus De Milo and have taken a solem vow that she will never EVER return again in any future incarnation of TMNT EVER, so yeah… No humans, and no female turtles, but they have never outright spoken against TCest. Since they OWN Tmnt, I think they have final say in what is cannon or not, so there!

P.S.  RAPH/DON FOREVER!!

A. Ryder Log #24

Angaran’s give a gift; humans give a ring.

Jaal decides to do both.

Jaal x Ryder, Established Relationship, Post-Game. Also posted on AO3 under ‘The Misadventures of Aria Ryder’.

Fluff. Definitely fluff.

Gonna dedicate this to two lovely artists here on Tumblr this time around:

@lynngo-art again because a)srsly her design of Tela is spot on and her art is adorable go look and b)she mentioned proposals in her tags on that sketch and well… >3> ;;;

and also to @gangstagandalf for all the lovely compliments on the story and super awesome art for this series!! Go check both these awesome people out!! ♥ ♥

And also a big thanks to everyone who’s supported this work so far ♥ You guys are awesome. Enjoy the fluff! ♥

“Want to go with Auntie! Please?”

“It’s really no trouble, Finn; I can give her a tour of the ship, at least.”

“So long as you promise to return her before takeoff, Ryder. I fear you’re becoming as attached as Tela.”

“H-Hey! I wouldn’t-!”

“I jest, Pathfinder. Go on, Tela, have a look around. But stay close and listen to Aria when she says it’s time to go.”

“Yes, Father! Auntie! Up!”

“Alright, kiddo, up we go. We’ll be done in about an hour, Finn, promise.”

As much as Jaal enjoys the scene before him - watching the easy banter between his brother and his beloved, seeing Aria scoop Tela up in a now-familiar motion, settling her easily on her hip - it makes slipping away all the easier, silently heading up into the Tempest and towards a specific storage room to the left of the loading ramp.

He has a specific, secret matter to take care of, after all.

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Garish Room #28 [2017 ver. member A to Z case of Ruki] part 1

- Actor (favorite actor / actress, own acting ability)

Ruki: I watched the movie “Mommy” and the roles in it are very well executed. Antoine-Olivier Pilon plays the role of a guy with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),  but I was very impressed, thinking that although he is young, he already has such amazing acting skills. And I like Jake Gyllenhaal. But I haven’t acting skills. Since I’m just not that type of person (laughs). Beginning to be shy, I just can’t stand it, and therefore I cannot remember the words at all. But during the performances I feel calm. When I hold the microphone, I’m all right. However, in the video, the one who gets recognition is more a director and his mores, not actors, right? Once upon a time I played an insignificant role in one video, but it was a complete failure. I wouldn’t like to see it again a second time (laughs).

- Baby (when you behave like a child)

Ruki: By and large, I don’t behave like a child. Perhaps I have many negative personality traits. I have no sense of time… basically I’m not at all reliable (laughs). And since that time, when I was a child, it’s hard for me to get up in the morning. So, since then, I thought that I wouldn’t become an employee of any company. I think that such place is not suitable for me.

- Christmas (memories of christmas)

Ruki: I can’t tell stories about that time when I was in the middle and high school (laughs). What I very clearly remember…in those days when I was an elementary school student, there was gilded series of toys in a heat-resistant alloy “Saint Seiya” [*manga and anime]. It doesn’t even need to specify which of them I wanted, because usually everyone expects that they can get Seiya, don’t they? But I hardly got the figure of character-the villain Taurus Aldebaran. In addition, the part of his horn was rusty. So I was beside myself with anger, these are my memories (laughs). And I also with great difficulty shoved my legs into containers in the form of boots, where candies are usually placed, and decided to walk in them.

- Danger (it was dangerous!)

Ruki: That unpleasant time, when we continued to work with two managers, was creepy, isn’t it (bitter smile). I wonder what other guys answer? Is it possible that we had anything more dangerous than this?

- Emergency (things you think you need to do now, as soon as possible)

Ruki: There is a lot of! For example, I still didn’t write the lyrics to 「taion」, which we will record the day after tomorrow, so I need to hurry with this. If we talk about things that do not concern work, it occurs to me that I didn’t receive my ID card.

- Fashion (preferences in style)

Ruki:  It seems that I have them, but it is not.  I really like European-style clothes, but those that I wear every day mostly single-color and without patterns. I have a feeling that among such things I’m looking for suitable ones. The print on clothes is ok, too, but such clothes that I would like to wear is very hard to find. Next, there is no more clothes about which I would have thought “I want this!”, so I create it (with the help of my brand). Therefore I wear it, but when some of this is worn by other members, I immediately stop wearing it (laughs). Ah, maybe I yet like it when a person, who I don’t know, wears my brand’s clothes. I don’t take up making things of too high brands, but at the same time I buy unusual things.

- Ghibli (Ghibli’s favorite works)

Ruki: Not that I really liked them, but among them there are those that I can watch, as “Spirited Away” or “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.  Although, I don’t watch them very long (laughs). But those who like Ghibli, certainly, also will choose “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind” and “Laputa - Castle in the Sky”, which I don’t like at all.  Perhaps this is my prejudice, but I don’t like something like “flying in the sky” and such things. And then something else like how they get out of huge cars (laughs). First of all, I donэt like science fiction, but its pretty realistic representation, it’s probably a good thing, isn’t it?

- Health (what do you pay special attention in the field of health)

Ruki: I always take biologically active supplements. And I realize that in order not to catch cold, you need to take vitamins. During the tour, even when I sleep, I always put a mask on my face, but, despite this, I still catch a cold. As for food, I don’t pay much attention to it. I eat everything.

- Immorality (about treasons, which became a hot topic in 2016)

Ruki: Treason… Watching this, I felt that I am very sorry for those who are deceived. Couldn’t they have discovered it so far?  This is also often said in the news. But I think: “How is it?”. Well, if we talk about treason as such, then it is considered that before marriage it is allowed. But even if it’s not a treason, when someone looking like a persone without drawbacks, does something that causes bitter feelings behind your back, I immediately think: “ahaaaa…” (laughs). “Love intrigue,” in a literal sense, an amazing thing, isn’t it?

- Junk (unnecessary things at home)

Ruki: I do not have that.  Since I almost immediately get rid of them. I’m not used to things,  and I’m not that type of people who think - I’ll leave this and this too. Clothes that I don’t wear for a year, I throw out with the thoughts “I, after all, don’t wear it”, but after that it happens that I regret it very much (laughs). Therefore, I throw out too much of everything. Also the contents of the personal computer - doing the cleaning, I brought everything in order there, but I deleted everything down to very important things that I shouldn’t delete (laughs). I often throw away all unnecessary, leaving only the necessary minimum.

- Kimi no Na Wa (the film “Your name”)

Ruki:  I didn’t watch it. Is it by Ghibli? No? It seems that at the moment I’m completely unaware of anything (laughs). I don’t watch them, if there is a manga with drawings made by the technique of soft touch. Although I often go to the cinema, I look sideways at the one where are always a lot of people. In this movie theater the main film is “Your name”, so I immediately think something like “than to go there, I’d rather go to this one” (laughs). And in the future I’m also not going to press this button (with this movie) on the ticket machine.

- Love (the importance that love occupies in your life)

Ruki:  During puberty everything else except this (love) wasn’t important for me. But as I grew older, everything changed significantly, and if to tell frankly (laughs), I guess it’s because now I’m very busy with work. In high school, the band was just a hobby for me, so I wasn’t so passionate on this to really went into it with my head. Since I just approximated to the so-called ‘culture’, I guess that at that time, love in my life was quite significant.

- Moving (сonditions for moving)

Ruki: This is the layout of the house and what is in the neighborhood. As for the layout of the house, it will suit me even if the rooms are not very spacious, just to make the size fit so that I could live there. Since I recently said that I have few things, leaving only the minimum necessary, they should always be in my field of view.  As for the environment, then, most likely, I ask questions, are there any supermarkets and pet stores, is it easy to catch a taxi,  and whether it is convenient to get from this area to the city center.

translated from japanese to russian by shimizu_ran.vk for the_gazette_quotes.vk

translated from russian to english by me

as always thx for reading and sorry for mistakes ^^

RFA + Minor Trio: Video Games

So I got bored, and being the Mystic Messenger obsessed game addict that I am, my mind wandered to wondering what sorts of video games the RFA would play, like types or genres and some examples (aside from LOLOL in Yoosung’s case of course lol), which led to making this headcanon post. Of course, these are all just my personal headcanons, and I would love to hear what thoughts you guys have for this subject! Sharing headcanons is fun~!! Sorry this got kinda long tho lol I guess I got carried away ^^;;;

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💚YOOSUNG💚

  • Well we all know that he’s addicted to LOLOL, and probably plays or has tried other MMOs. As perfect as those are for him, I’m looking at other types of games for this. Otherwise it’s too easy lol
  • Plays RPGs and adventure games the most
  • When he can make a custom character, his preferred classes are knight or warrior classes, but he’s also open to playing as mages
  • Definitely the kind of player that picks up every. Single. Side quest. Because he wants to help everyone
  • Need a certain number of rarely dropped items? No problem!
  • Want to deliver an item to someone who’s not even a two minute walk away? He’s on it!
  • Got a super difficult optional boss that you want dead that can–and will–display the Game Over screen multiple times, and you’re offering a class-specific item he can’t use as a reward? Sign him the fuck up!
  • Unless they want something he doesn’t agree with… -gives Skyrim’s Blades the side-eye-
  • No matter how hard he tries, he just can’t bring himself to play the “asshole/aggressive character” style
  • “Sure, this assassin was hired by that one traitor who wants us dead, my party is totally against letting him live since he might try to kill us again, and we have absolutely no reason to trust him aside from his seemingly honest answers which he could have just fabricated to save himself, so logic seems to point at killing him to be safe…………buuuuuuuuuut he could be a helpful party member and then no one has to die!”
  • Also, he loves games that encourage interaction with other players!
  • “People think that you don’t get any friends if you play games… but you get tons!” TRUTH!!!
  • So yeah, games with interaction are great!
  • Honestly MMORPGs are fucking perfect for him and and that’s why he’s addicted to LOLOL! lol seriously dude game with me plz
  • Really likes Pokemon for the sense of community with trades and battles and such
  • Totally attempted to make a competitive team at some point
  • Whenever new games are announced, he and Seven figure out who gets what version so they can trade version exclusives and such
  • Can never beat Seven in a battle tho… The one rival battle he can never win T^T
  • Also this guy is a Kirby fan fight me on this

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Popcorn Ceilings

Happy really, really, really, REEEEEALLY late Birthday Alisha! @rivendell101

This was inspired by you and B’s Natsu and Gray brotpcop! AU with private investigatorLucy! …as well as that one fic of yours where drunk Lucy crashed in Natsu’s bathtub! 

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His wet boot soles screeched on the polished tile, his shoulders tensing at the cacophonous noise. In his grip, the gun shifted, aim dropping lower by inches. “Oops-”

“Quiet, flamebrain.”  His partner, Gray Fullbuster hissed at his side, his own pistol still held up and ready. He had his jet black hair greased back, looking more like a misplaced business man than a cop but at least he had a sharp eye and a quick draw. Especially helpful when the power to the building was off, save for a few flickering emergency lights on a generator.

They were both going blind into the hornet’s nest so to speak.

“I was quiet!” Natsu hissed back, readjusting his pistol as if his lack of attention never happened.

Gray’s lips quirked, but Natsu knew it wasn’t from amusement. “I was talking about your yapper. Every time you open your mouth, you’re loud…and stinky.” he added as an afterthought, “Do you ever brush?”

What a dick.

“Do you ever hear the stupidity that comes out of your pea brain?” Natsu retorted in a whisper, pausing at a corner to cock his gun up. Gray followed suit on the other corner, the two of them mirroring the other in image and breathing. The first time they were truly silent and one unit.

3…

     2…

1…

They moved as one, twisting to point their weapons down the hall in opposite directions. Their eyes scanned and pinpointed all possible threats, index fingers poised to fire.

“Clear.” they both muttered, relaxing.

Back up just entered the opposite side. If our guys are still dumb enough to be here after we pulled the power, we’ll catch ‘em.’ A voice buzzed from their earpieces, stern and hardened from working the beat.

“10-4 Captain.” Gray murmured into the little radio on his shoulder, unable to hear any reply since it was muted. “We got the first floor almost clear. Proceed to the second.”

“Ass-kisser.” Natsu teased with an emotionless face, although the humor in his tone was hardly hidden.

“Shut it. We got this already bagged. They can take the rest.” Gray snapped, already moving down the right hall, careful not to let his boots squelch on the floor. Down the left hall, a single window offered a glance outside. Rain was still pouring down, keeping the outside light away.

Every so often, thunder rolled, shaking the very walls of the building. It shook Natsu down to the bones too, stirring up the thrill with every quiver.

“Steady. Two more rooms and we can stake at the stairwell.”

Gray huffed, adjusting his grip on the weapon. “Shouldn’t I tell you that? You are practically bouncing.”

Of course, he was also thriving with energy, his heel twitching. Not even his partner missed it. They were both ready for action, wherever it may happen.

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anonymous asked:

Which webcomics do you read and like? (if you read them of course)

DO I READ WEBCOMICS?!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? I don’t think anyone can be a good comic artist if they don’t read a billion comics. I feel like this list is just a fraction of good online comics out there, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some really good ones, but without further ado, here’s:

~ARIEL’S ENORMOUS WEBCOMIC REC LIST~

Brainchild by Suzanne Geary

I’m so proud to have Brainchild as Witchy’s sister comic because it is SO AMAZING!!! Please read Brainchild if you like coming of age comics, cool mutants, mysterious powers and cute girls dating. Even if those aren’t usually your thing you should still check Brainchild out because Suzanne’s execution of the entire thing is fantastic! I’m so excited to see where it goes. Suzanne has a fantastic grip on colour and her panelling is always beautiful.

Knights Errant: Pavane by Jennifer Doyle

Knights Errant: Pavane is actually a reboot of the original, but let me tell you it is a reboot that WORKS. Jen is a fantastic storyteller and the pacing of Pavane compared to KE is amazing, and I’ve immediately been drawn into the world. Read if you like chivalry, political intrigue and queer knights! Jen’s pages always have this perfect balance to them, and I feel like they get the most out of every panel. 

Best Friends Forever by Mickey Quinn

If there is someone that really knows how to write a good character drama, it’s Mickey. BFF has been running for a couple of years and I swear every update leaves me crying and kicking the wall in sad, horny frustration. Recently BFF has switched from a traditional webcomic format to more of a serial, heavily illustrated story, but that doesn’t make it any less gripping. It deals with the fine line between intimate friendship and romance, sexuality, and all that other good high school drama stuff. It’s also incredibly stylish and cool!

HERO by Hwei

I’m pretty sure Hero is the comic on this list that I’ve been following the longest, and for good reason. I don’t think any comic has ever made me feel sadness and yearning as strongly as Hero has. The dialogue and prose is beautiful, as are the illustrations, and Hwei draws fantastic page layouts. The first time I discovered it I stayed up till 3 am reading it, and it still has a lot of sentimental value to me. This was one of the first comics I read that really made me want to work in comics.

Raedus by Yossra El Said

Yossra is a fantastic artist and I wish more people read her comic! She has such a great sense of colour that immerses me in the world so well. It’s still relatively early on, but the story follows two children and a mysterious man who can commune with the spirits of a long gone civilization, and it’s super intriguing. 

(I’m sorry I had to stop inserting pics here bc the post would be WAY too long and also it was eating up my day)

This Is Not Fiction by Nikki

TINF has travelled so far since I started reading it; back when it was a little high school collab project on Smackjeeves. Nikki has such a unique art style it’s such a joy to see what she does with her pages! It has another high school setting but is unlike any high school story I’ve read, where the main characters hunt down a mysterious author named Sydney Morgan. 

H&J by G.C Houle

H&J is a super stylish murder-mystery type comic where the two main characters, Helvetica and John, run a slapdash private investigation agency. The writing is hilarious, fun, and engaging and I am in love with Helvetica.

Kill Six Billion Demons by Orbitaldropkick

I only read KSBD last week but I was immediately hooked. It has the most beautifully, intricately detailed art I’ve ever seen, great colour, and some SUPER interesting world building elements based on indian and other deities. It’s just super dynamic and interesting and you should read if you love a good blood bath (conversely, avoid if you’re feint of heart. also warning because the first few pages have a bit of sexual cohersion)

Hotblood by Toril

GAY WESTERN ROMANCE WITH CENTAURS? how can anyone say no. Hotblood has a great sense of atmosphere, probably because of Toril’s nuanced colouring and the balance of slow and fast pacing. It’s rare in webcomics that there are just pages that give the audience time to breathe, and I really appreciate that in Hotblood.

Arboreta by Kara A

Another comic that’s still in early stages, Arboreta has begun with a beautiful slow pace reminiscent of a ghibli film. I love that it takes the time to linger on the little details of life and nature. 

Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis

I have a weakness for magical girl stories, and Agents of the Realm is super promising. It has all the good stuff; magical amulets, scary monsters and weird and mysterious mentors, but at the same time feels more grounded in reality because of the down-to-earthedness of the characters.

Bouletcorp by Boulet

Boulet’s comics are weekly strips, but on a whole other level to what I’ve seen before. Most of it is slice of life stuff, but then he’ll knock you out of the park with a huge strip that keeps you scrolling for minutes, about a man who adventures down into the center of the earth. You never quite know what to expect when Boulet updates, apart from the fact that it’ll be amazing.

Balderdash! by Victoria Grace Elliot 

Do you like slice of life comics about witches and female friendships? then you should read Balderdash! It has a super cute art and some beautiful world building ideas, and a headstrong main character who just wants to bake.

Monster Pop! by Maya Kern

Another slice of life comic with some really great character development. I’m super invested in the lives and relationships of this cool, diverse cast of interesting monsters and humans. A lot of well executed queer relationships!

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona just finished up and I recommend that everyone give it a read. It’s just an all around good comic. Great writing, great art, and some really sweet and unexpected character interactions. It subverts a lot of Hero/Villain tropes.

TJ & Amal by E.K. Weaver

TJ & Amal is another comic that finished recently and it was so, so amazing. I had been reading it from the very beginning and while I hated to see it go, it ended wonderfully. It is seriously one of the most subtle and wonderful comics out there, and E.K. Weaver has such a knack for small character details. I don’t know what you’re doing if you don’t read this comic!

Cucumber Quest by Gigi D.G.

If you’re into comics and you’re not reading Cucumber Quest hurry up!! do it now!!! It’s one of my favourites and has amazing art, hilarious writing and reminds me of my my favourite nintendo game so it feels cozy and comfortable and nostalgic to read. If you’ve ever played the Mario & Luigi RPGs or the Paper Mario games, I can bet that you’ll love this comic.

Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran

Another one of my faves, another one of those “how are you not reading this if you say you like comics” kind of comics. There are a lot of stories about young people living in New York but I want to say this is the best of them. Super hilarious when it wants to be, super poignant when it wants to be, the story about the mysterious visitor legit made me cry. One of the few things where I care about the straight characters smooching.

So SORRY this turned into a colossal post, I hope everyone who’s interested in broadening their comic horizons will take a look! each comic here is gold.

House of Cards (Pt.2)

Summary: Being a new transfer cop from a small town to a crime ridden city, you never expected your job to be easy. You are assigned as the partner of a man named Kim Taehyung, who is young, handsome, and a little bit too curious for his own good. Before you know it, what started out as a simple homicide investigation turns into a full blown war against the local syndicates. You learn the hard way that life isn’t always in black and white, and soon find your morals and beliefs tumbling like a house of cards. All because of one man with a simple name: Jeon Jungkook.

Mafia!JungkookxReaderxDetective!Taehyung

Angst/Drama/Some Fluff

Word Count: 1.8k

Part [1] [2]

A/N: This series is a prequel to my other mafia!au series, Cosa Nostra. You do not need to read one before you read another, both are their separate cohesive stories, taking place roughly two to three years apart.

There are descriptions of a murder scene in this chapter, so if bothered by descriptions of mild gore, please do not read

The red and blue flashes of police lights and the large stretches of police tape were a little foreboding to you, to say the least. Nonetheless, you found yourself getting out of Taehyung’s patrol car and walking with him through the gathering crowd, making your way to the crime scene.

‘On the other side of this tape, there’s a dead body…’ You thought to yourself as you approached the tape border, nerves collecting in the pit of your stomach, ‘I can’t be squeamish now. I got to get used to this at some point, since it is my job now.’ You and Taehyung flashed your badges to the officer standing guard of the scene. He lifted the tape wordlessly, the blank look on his face was very telling on how much experience he had with this sort of thing.

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Review of Student Planner

I have used @hexaneandheels‘s student planner for almost a month now. So far, the planner has been really helpful. Although I’m not as busy as other semesters (taking 3 courses as opposed to 4 or 5), it still has helped immensely in organisation of my life.

Details: I write in pencil since planning can be very finicky. Events are rescheduled or cancelled, I make mistakes, etc. Each class has a mildliner assigned to it and I use it to make bullets for each task related to the class. I use the grey mildliner for non-homework related tasks. I have a sticky tab acting as a bookmark, but I’m hoping to get a hold of a coiled bookmark.

New Year’s Goals

This is a really helpful worksheet with some really smart goal-setting strategies. The goals are limited for three to keep you focused, checkpoints to ensure goals are accomplished throughout the year, a place to write what could throw you off track, what keeps you inspired, and what helps you remain accountable. These prompts are actually very helpful for goal-setting. Many people just write down their goals, but not enough are about strategy to keep working on them. 

(Feel free to take inspiration from my thoughts. I think goal-setting is very important!)

Class Information

Not many planners have an overview of a class like this. This is perfect to summarize the syllabus at a quick glance without having to pull out other materials. I was able to break down assignments into smaller to-do lists because of how much space I had. My suggestions are to split up “professor info” with a place for “office hours” (similarly to how the “Course Information Tracker” printable is structured) and possibly add a place to show how much an assignment is worth (though putting it in brackets after the assignment is fine). I especially like the “study strategy” and “semester goal” sections - making planning more actionable.

Monthly Calendar

This monthly spread has a motivational quote and two pages with plenty of room to write down events. I vastly prefer this sort of layout, as opposed to a list-style bullet journal or something restricted to 1 page. There’s not much else to say about this. It’s a pretty standard spread found in most planners.

Monthly Worksheet / Study Tip of the Month

Something unique to this planner is a “study tip of the month”, with a short blurb giving an important study tip and a link to the blog post talking about it. Here I’ve divided the small worksheet into my three classes and talked about how I would prepare for each class. 

I think this is one of the best features of this planner. Each tip (I’ve read ahead, like a cheater) is fantastic and provides a small space to work on or reflect on the study tip to implement it. It’s quick, actionable, and easy. 

Weekly Spread

This is where most of your planning will take place. Each week has a “weekly focus” (which, to be honest, I’m not sure how to use so I’ve been using as sort of a weekly to-do list) and an “upcoming events” to remind you of things happening without having to flip back to the monthly spread. The weekly spread spans over four pages, giving you plenty of room for planning.

Each day is spread into a top section (where I put events), a “must get done” list, and “if time permits”. This is super helpful in prioritizing tasks. Rather than a single to-do list that’s miles long, you can list things you have to do and then tasks that would be nice to get done, but it’s all right if they’re not finished that day. This is a very simple but helpful division. As a student, you’re given 

My main suggestion is to have a page to write down weekly tasks. I’m not sure what the “weekly focus” section is for, though I’ve used it to remind myself of the main things I want to get done that week. 

I use this planner in conjunction with my bullet journal. In my bullet journal, I write down all the homework I want to get done for the class for the week, which I have been using for a very long time and I find helpful.

Summary

Pros:

  • Focused on goal-setting, prioritising tasks, habit-forming, and accountability - all very important things for a student
  • Very student-focused: information for classes, study tips per month, prioritising weeks, end-of-semester reflections that other planners don’t have
  • Very well-designed, high-quality paper
  • A lot of space for planing, perfect for the university student

Cons:

  • My copy of the planner had bound out of order for February and March. Luckily I was able to uncoil the whole planner and fix it. I had reached to Melissa about it and have received a prompt response.
  • I would like a “weekly” section for class tasks, but I understand space constraints

Suggestions:

  • Add office hours to course information page
  • (Maybe) add a short section to write how much an assignment is worth in the assignment list
  • Month starts on Sunday version (I know this is in the works & limited by manufacturing and pricing but I have messed up more than once because I falsely assumed weeks started on Sunday instead of Monday)
  • Add a short link per blog post in addition to the QR code in the study tip of the month
  • Add a way to buy a bundle of inserts in addition to the planner (ex. 12 or 6 monthly reflections, 5 or 10 exam sheets, etc.) for an extra price
  • 3-ring binding might make it easier to insert pages?
  • Add examples of how to use the pages, whether in a blog post, a Google Drive doc, possibly in the planner itself

Buy the digital version of the student planner | hexaneandheels tumblr

  ❝ Can you believe that skyline – ? Ah, well, perhaps you all can’t, you haven’t seen it yet ! Believe me when I say its beautiful, and I’m a man who knows beauty  ! 

      ❝ I know, I know, ‘ Laslow don’t be wasting time ’, but I assure you, you’ll LOVE what I have to say this time  ! I have excellent news regarding our schedule of events  ! Er, that being we have one. Tentative as it may be, myself and Robin squared ( talk about weird  ?? ) have agreed that this will give you all the basics of the week’s layout, so you all can plan ahead  ! Considerate, right  ? I know, you can thank me later for being so thoughtful.


JUNE 25 – SUNDAY KICKOFF.

                     SNO CONE SOCIAL.

     Cabana check-in, but save the unpacking for later  ! Complimentary sno cones are served all day long as we, the mods, spend today welcoming guests to the luxury Hotrealms resort! Grab a sno cone from the cabana bar because today is the day to get to know your fellow resort comrades! Walk around the resort and view the boardwalk, and as always, I am ALWAYS available for any lonely adventurers. Take a stroll on the beach and wade in the water, go for a swim if you’d like  ! This is just a day to get a feel for your surroundings and explore everything the resort has to offer  ! Kick back, relax, and socialize  ! or don’t, if that’s what you prefer.

JUNE 26 – SWIMSUIT SHOWCASE

      Did someone say ladies in bikinis – AHEM – er, swimsuits all around  ? Surely you’ve already procured a swimsuit, why not show it off  ? We are now taking reservations to walk the stage for this Summer Scramble’s Swimsuit Showcase  ! Handmade or commissioned, if you’re interested in the opportunity to earn bragging rights about being on stage, then this is for you  ! Come in your bikini best – or, your best in general I suppose, whatever your preference, we have room for you on the catwalk  !

    Also, Robin and Reflet have given me word of a sandcastle contest  ! I personally will offer you bonus points if you manage to build your sandcastle on someone. I would assume they will have more information on this later  !

***STARTING MONDAY, JUNE 26, SENDING ☼ WILL EARN YOU A TURN AT THE MONOMONO MACHINE FOR A PIXELATED PRIZE! THIS WILL CONTINUE ALL WEEK. YOU MAY SEND ONE ONCE A DAY. MODS WILL BE WORKING ACTIVELY TO MAKE SURE ALL ARE ANSWERED DAILY, BUT PLEASE BE PATIENT.

JUNE 27 – BOARDWALK BUZZ

     The boardwalk is NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN. All shoppes have been open for a while now, we realize, but now there’s more to do  ! Vendors have all moved in and – is that lemon cake  ?? Anyway, there’s going to be a whole big stretch of gift booths, and leis are available for purchase  ! You may see some familiar faces running booths of their own, so be sure to give them your support and stop in  ! Avoiding having to walk all the way into town for something small for your love interest has never been easier! Well, except if they need a new shirt, or a sunhat, but you get the point. Also, along with the boardwalk vendors, we’re excited to announce the dunk tank among many other activities! Yours truly will take the first seat ( more like forced into it ) and the other two will follow suit. No ticket necessary, just jump in line until time limits are cut short, as will the lines. But this is your chance to show no mercy, and get your game face on for Wednesday  ! And have I mentioned the sunset from the view of the boardwalk  ? Not even a beautiful girl could distract me – er, alright, alright, maybe she would a little.

      And I’ve also heard word of a crushing watermelons contest  ? What in the Gods’ name . . I suppose some of these people can crush watermelons with their bare hands. Perhaps that’s something someone can enlighten me on later.

JUNE 28 – VOLLEYBALL AND BEACH WRESTLING

     Is your team ready to take the trophy home  ? Is your body beach ready ? Wednesday is being spent on beach front territory  ! The volleyball nets are going up, the referees are ready to call the shots. Gather up your teams and play to win ( you’re joining TEAM LASLOW, right ~  ?) . Trash talk is always fun, but don’t get out of hand, now  !Nobody likes a sore loser, especially when you already know you’re going to lose ~. Compete to defeat, my friends, lay on that sunscreen thicker than faceless skin  !

      For those uninterested in volleyball  but still wishing to compete and hone their skills: maybe beach wrestling is good for you  ! Go up against other strongmen, or women, in a test of physical strength. Nobody likes a face full of sand so come prepared to knock your opponent to the ground. Try to keep rough physical harm such as actually making someone bleed all over the sand to a minimum . . we’re really trying not to have any casualties . . please don’t turn this into a death match. I’m begging, I’m not a very good nurse.

     Not the sporty type  ? Grab some goodies and flags to wave from the boardwalk and cheer on your favorites to victory! They’ll love hearing your harmonious cries ~, even when you’re cheering for me.

***Volleyball teams ARE ENCOURAGED. There has been talk on the dash about potential teams and this is to organize all of those. Matches will be generated ala ‘ hunger games simulator ’ style. We will be posting a call for captains very soon, are we’re looking for 4-8 teams to compete gauntlet-style. If you are interested in forming a team of 10-12 players, be on the lookout. Ground rules and more description on this to come  ! All ‘ teams ’ will get a special treat!


JUNE 29 – WATER GUNS, PAINT BALLOONS, AND HAVOC OH MY

      Seems like Anna has some new ‘ weapons ’ to share with us  ! Only these come in the form of pelting your enemies without mercy! I daresay no one is safe from the attacks of those who even they think they can trust. All of you sitting ducks in the umbrella lounge had better watch out! Oh, it would proooooobably be wise of you to not wear your Thursday best for this, ladies and gentleman, it’s about to get messy  ! Water guns and paint balloons will be available at checkpoints for pickup, only one weapon per person but balloons are unlimited  ! Let’s see who can avoid getting hit  ! No holds barred and no one’s off limits – w-well except for me of course  ! You wouldn’t hit your humble host now would you  !?

JUNE 30 – BONFIRE/MOVIE NIGHT

     Spend your day how you like, my friends, but you have to join us for the bonfire  ! Anna has told us she’s providing the makings for uh, s’mores I believe  ? Chocolate and marshmallows on graham crackers  ? Sounds good to me  ! I’m certain a few candy-loving souls will melt at the taste of one! Also, yours truly will have an extra little treat in store for you  ! In addition to this, once nightfall is upon us, we can partake in SCARY STORIES. Bring your most terrifying stale to hold the attention of your comrades and really scare us  ! Make us so paranoid to walk back to our cabanas without holding someone’s arm afterwards  ! Top three scariest stories get prizes ~ Good enough to give it a go, right  !? C’mon, don’t be so afraid to give us a fright  !

*Scary stories can be SUBMITTED to the EVENT PAGE INBOX. These will be compiled into a compilation post for other followers to READ and VOTE on which one they think is best! NAMES WILL NOT BE ATTACHED to give fair chances and rule out ‘popularity’ votes. DEADLINES FOR SCARY STORIES ARE BEFORE THE 30TH !!

** Scary stories MUST be original. Any submitted may be subjected to be cross referenced for copy/paste. Obviously be as creative as you want, and as in character as you can be with this! Names/URLs will not be posted with them to again, avoid popularity vote, so being ‘ in character ’ is encouraged  !

*IN ADDITION, we will be planning a movie night rabb.it stream  ! A poll will be going up to vote on a movie to be shown FRIDAY NIGHT. Time is still TBA once we are able to figure out an ideal timeframe. So pop some popcorn and join us  !

JULY 1 – FINALE FIREWORKS SHOW

     Ah, the end of a vacation can be so bittersweet. The final day is always the hardest, is it not  ? Having to pack up all of your things and shamefully realizing you’ve bought too many souvenirs . . wait, that isn’t just me right  ? Fear not, my friends, this wonderful week shan’t end with an upset, but with a bang  ! Preoccupy your day with whatever you would like but join us Saturday night for FIREWORKS  ! Anna is helping me put together a great lineup of a lightshow for you all  ! We’re hoping you’ll enjoy it and that will wrap up a breathtaking and relaxing week up nicely with a bow as we all return home  !

       ❝ And I, your humble host, will be most everywhere during this week. If we bump into one another, do join me for a smoothie, eh  ?

   ❝ This is all for now, but if YOU have any suggestions, don’t be afraid to approach me or either of the other two, or drop something into our suggestions box. And if you would rather run something on your own, OUR VENDOR APPLICATIONS are still open ! I would love to see more of my wonderful comrades selling their wares or contributing to this in any way they can  ! It’s been lovely to see the excitement already  ! We’ll see you soon  !

** Many of the main events will have their own ask meme to coincide with it  ! Activities and other roleplayer’s booth events are taking place everyday, but of course, people are busy and threads and ask prompts can be continued on other days, and even past the event week  ! We are actively working to make this schedule work and be fun for everyone  ! We hope you’re as excited as we are  !

skinny love // moon taeil


Moon Taeil had captured your heart from the very first moment you laid your eyes on him. He was moving into your apartment complex, into the studio directly across from yours. You heard shuffling outside your door, and a beautiful voice singing a song you had never heard before, and you instantly fell in love with his voice.

You peeked through your peep hole and glanced out, to see a handsome man – probably around the same age as yourself – carrying boxes into the newly bought apartment. You silently thanked the stars when you caught view of his face, for now you had something sweet to look at. You hoped his personality matched his face and voice.

The day after you moved in, there was a knock on your door and you opened it to reveal your new smiling neighbour.

“My name is Moon Taeil, I just moved in across the hall and I thought I should introduce myself. I also needed to borrow sugar, but it would have been rude if I just asked for sugar without at least telling you my name.”

With that, you both became fast friends. You would visit each other more and more frequently, and the more you spoke, the more your heart yearned for him.

Taeil understood you. He understood your preferences to stay in and watch movies instead of going out to parties, or pubs, or clubs. He listened to every word you spoke, and he never pushed you beyond your comfort zone. He was like you in that way, he was quiet and you liked that. At times, you would just sit in silence with each other and it felt like the most natural thing in the world.

The day you met Taeil’s friends was probably the single most entertaining and eventful day of your life. You were sitting in your kitchen wearing shorts and a loose shirt when your door flew open and in walked two boys, followed by Taeil who was trying to get them out.

Taeil had often just let himself into your apartment, as you didn’t lock it if you were home, you just hadn’t expected anyone else to barge in.

“This apartment is nicer than yours.”

“Jaehyun, they look the exact same. It’s the same layout!”

“Um,” you interrupted, rising from your seat in the kitchen and walking towards them. “Hi there.”
“I’m sorry, I mentioned I had become friendly with the girl next door and they took it upon themselves to barge in here to investigate you,” Taeil was flushing slightly and he stuttered over his words. You smiled at him before looking at the two boys standing with him, who both has massive smiles on their faces.

One was tall, and his hair was parted in a way that really suited him. The smaller one had blonde hair falling over his forehead and you couldn’t help but think they were both attractive.

Not as attractive as Taeil though. Not to you.

“Hello, Johnny Seo at your service,” the taller one stated, his smile widening.

“I’m Jaehyun,” the blonde one said.

“We wanted to meet the cute neighbour Taeil has been talking about.”

“Wha- Johnny! Oh, my god, I’m so sorry. Let’s go. We should go. Johnny, Jaehyun, let’s go,”

With a red face and eyes refusing to meet yours, Taeil turned and left the room, followed by Jaehyun and Johnny who were smirking.

“Nice meeting you!” they both called, and you chuckled. Although, you were pretty sure your face resembled the colour of Taeil’s.

Soon after, you found yourself speaking more with Johnny and Jaehyun. When they would visit Taeil, they made sure to pop into your apartment and say hello to you too, and they would start coming over more and more with Taeil.

You found yourself growing even closer with Taeil. You would have dinner together all the time, and sometimes you even slept over in each other’s apartments, instead of making the few step journey across the hall. Of course, this was something the other two boys teased you both about. Sometimes, you even found Taeil staring at you, and when you looked at him he would only blush and smile before looking away, which of course made you blush, which was then followed by teasing. You liked it though.

Your friendship soon developed into what felt like more. Taeil began initiating more skinship with you. It started by brushing his hand against yours or sitting with his leg pressed against yours, and soon enough he was holding your hand and playing with your hair. You were starting to think that Taeil liked you, as more than a friend. You weren’t wrong either, he did like you. A lot.


It was a Friday night when your friend sent you a text, telling you she was collecting you at ten, and you were both attending a club that had just opened. And so, you found yourself leaving your apartment and locking the door in your club attire, smiling as Taeil stood flustered beside you.

He had heard you leave and came out to greet you and question where you were going. He saw your dress, which was a flowy bardot styled dress. It hung off your shoulders and flowed down your body, stopping mid-thigh. When you were leaving him, you herd him call out, “you look great, by the way.” You turned and gave him a wide smile and thanked him, before taking off.

You returned to your apartment nearing 4 in the morning, stumbling up the stairs and trying to catch yourself before you fell. You reached your apartment and attempted to find your keys in your bag. You couldn’t find your keys as your drunk mind wasn’t focusing, so instead you turned and started hitting on Taeil’s door. He opened a few minutes later looking tired, but his eyes widened when his eyes skimmed over your drunken state.

“What the-” he was cut off as you fell forward, landing on your knees before him.

“Whoops!”

“Oh god,” he helped you stand up and led you into his apartment. “What the hell, how much did you drink?”

“Enough to tell you that you’re beautiful,” you giggled as you seen his face flush slightly. “Also, enough to throw up, which I think I’m about to do.”

He quickly helped you to the bathroom, where you sat on the ground as you vomited up all the drink you consumed. Once finished, he helped clean you up and gave you clothes to change into. After a mighty struggle, you had his clothes on and you were lying in his bed as he sat awkwardly beside you.

“You can lie beside me. I want you to.”

He found himself lying down beside you, and you moved closer to him, looking at his face. Due to the alcohol, you couldn’t stop the next words from tumbling out of your mouth.

“I really want to kiss you, Taeil.” He turned to look at you with wide eyes. “But I’m not going to. Cause I feel disgusting after throwing up and I don’t want our first kiss to suck. I really fucking like you. Man, I’ve liked you ever since I saw you and I really want to kiss you and I want it to be amazing.”

Taeil had a wide smile on his face as he stared at you. He brought you closer to him, so he was hugging you to his chest. “I really fucking like you too. God, I’ve been wanting to say that ever since you opened your door for the first time.”

“I’m going to kiss you tomorrow.”

“I’m holding you to that.”