hey! i think ur art is p cool c: any tips for using ps?
thank you! here are some super quick things people may not know going in:
liquify, general fliters
what a contact sheet is
this will all be in PhotoshopCC. This is the more technical side of Photoshop instead of the fun drawing side, because let’s face it you’ll already learn that in time. This is stuff to make drawing digitally or editing or whatever easier, faster, and less trouble. These are shortcuts and smart things basically.
touching up? use smart objects!! please!! When you size them down they still maintain the data of the original, so you can scale and re-arrange without data lost (you can’t draw on this layer as a smart object though!). do this please. to undo this look for “rasterize layer”
this also means filters are clipped onto the layer but aren’t actually changing the layer. You can then turn them off, delete them, ect. without any repercussions. Smart objects will be more data but they are safe bets.
you won’t see this for drawing and painting but when you’re editing your drawings for maybe a poster or compiling them this is super useful!
In honour of @academla‘s post, I just wanted to add to the real studyblr movement to welcome those who are starting new studyblrs.
Don’t worry about having all the stationery, spending money to study at cafes and owning macbooks.
As a student that has always performed well academically, I can tell you that my favourite pens are Papermate Inkjoys and Kilometricos, and I prefer the 0.38mm gel pens that I got in a 20-pack for $3 on eBay over any Muji pen (they’re actually kinda scratchy).
Although I love pretty stationery, it’s something I buy as a gift for myself from the money I earn working part time since I don’t really spend on things like eating out, makeup or clothes shopping outside uni expenses, and even then I try and shop around to get a good deal. Even though that puts me kinda in the middle of the studyblr spectrum, I would never tell anyone that you need any of this to succeed academically.
In fact, I never had any of it when I actually was in high school (Muji wasn’t even in Australia then). I only started buying small things after I got a job, and even then it’s sparingly. I know for a fact that I spend less than 1% of the money I earn on stationery, and less than 5% of all I earn on everything leisure related (learned money management from the best after all!). And I know all the Saving Money Tips
about uni :)
(see Part 1hereand Part 2here).
My favourite time management and organisation method? It’s actually not my planner or bullet journal, it’s Google Keep (here I expound upon its virtues), and it’s completely free.
My study desk? It didn’t use to have anything on it, I gradually added one special thing at a time to it over the years. Bought the whole flower bouquet for $1 on eBay, had the ribbon lying around at home, the hourglass from Target was something we’ve had in the living room for years. I am a music lover who listens to music everyday without fail, and I love the cheap speaker my dad bought me (works really well).
The one actually expensive thing, my Kikki.K calendar, my friend bought me for my birthday because she said that I wouldn’t splurge my money on it and she wanted to treat me.
Laptop and phone? Bought my laptop at the beginning of uni (not a MacBook); 4 years later it’s a bit short on battery life (can’t even last 3 hours on a charge when I have 4 hours of lectures) but still works really well; I’m never intending to buy a new laptop since I’m graduating after this year. Phone is a Huawei, don’t own a dslr camera. But I’m happy with both of these, especially when I’m not someone who texts all day and night.
Writing pretty study notes? I basically don’t, but the few times I start, I write one page, just to motivate me to continue. After that, I just go back to typing on my computer and save some paper and my own time. And I actually hate mind maps, sorry mind-mappers.
So yeah! I have always strongly believed that education is for everyone. So all you studyblrs out there, don’t ever doubt yourself!
Genre: best friend!au | fluff, lil bit of quite stressful angst but happy ending
Member: Ten / reader
Word Count: 3500ish
Summary: “it was still a mistake”
“no the mistake was falling for you!”
It’s a Thursday when they meet.
Their year 7 teacher assigns them partnered projects about the solar system and she pulls names out of a hat. They get paired together. He’s is nice, really nice and she realises he has the most beautiful smile she’s ever seen- she’s not star struck or anything, she just hasn’t seen one like it before.
He introduces himself, she hasn’t seen him around much before so she’s assuming he’s pretty new and his name is a number. “Why is your name Ten?” she asks as they’re glueing planets to pieces of strings.
He shrugs, “It’s just a nickname.”
She frowns, “Well then what’s your real name.”
He sighs, smiling knowingly because there’s no way she’ll be able to pronounce it. “ Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul.” he says, almost proudly.
She pauses, staring at him, “Yeah I like Ten.” she dismisses because even she knows any attempt at the pronunciation would be embarrassing.
He grins, “You’re funny.”
“Do you want to be friends?” She asks quietly, almost shyly and he likes her already.
He smiles again, “I have a feeling we will be for a very long time.”
She frowns, “What are you a psychic or something?” She scoffs and rolls her eyes, pretending that a few second ago she wasn’t worried about what he’d say.
“Yeah I read people’s minds.” He assures.
She narrows her eyes and glances around the room. And then she points to a classmate, “What’s he thinking?”
“That he’s got a really itchy butt.”
And the teacher separates them because they distract each other too much.
“We’re out of Chinese.”
Ten closes the door behind him, frowning as he makes his way past the kitchen to look into the open living room. She’s sitting on the floor with a plate of food in her hands and her laptop on her lap. She’s surrounded by sheets and open text books and colouring pens strewn around in an unseemingly order. “That Chinese has been there for weeks.” He scoffs, dropping his bag onto the dining room table.
She shrugs, “It’s the only thing that was in there and I’m starving.” He breathes a laugh, walking over to sit behind her on the couch. He flops down and sighs loudly, rubbing his eyes tiredly. She pauses stuffing her face. “Do you want to talk about it?” she asks.
There’s a silence where he contemplates telling her, knowing that he will eventually because he tells her everything so he just sighs. “I got fired.”
She glares at him, “Again?” she cries, putting her plate aside to turn around and face him. Her chin barely reaches the sofa but she still manages to scare him a little. “What the hell did you do this time?” she demands.
“Nothing!” he cries cordially but when he sees the look on her face he sighs again, “Okay so I may have burnt someone’s arm.”
She frowns, “How did you do that?”
He rolls his eyes and waves her off like it’s no big deal, “They got in the way of the fire-”
“It was only a small fire and I told him to move, it’s not my fault they put the toaster right under the cupboards.” he defends.
She shakes her head, “You’re insane.”
He sits up, looking down at her plate of food, “Yeah, well at least I’m not going to get food poisoning.”
She waves him off, “I’m not going to get food poisoning.”
“Look at it, there’s mould on the chicken!” he cries, reaching over to point and she bats his hand away.
“Get your own food!” she snaps. He rolls his eyes threading his fingers through her hair and sighs Her eyes flutter closed and she leans her head against the sofa. It’s quiet, the only sound is their breathing and he doesn’t think he wants to move from this very spot when they’re both so comfortable in the silence of their own thoughts. “I’m tired.” she murmurs.
He looks down at her with eyes soft around the edges of the cold look she’s grown so used to and he nods, “Me too.”
His fingers thread through the knots and his thumb brushes her cheek and a part of her feels that this isn’t what friends do, but when he makes her feel like this she doesn’t care. “Can we watch House?” She asks quietly.
He breathes a laugh, “As long as you promise not to spoil it for me.”
This time she laughs, “Well I’m sorry I used to watch ER. At least your life is safe in my hands, imagine, you could have a heart attack right now and I would know what to do.” she assures.
He rolls his eyes, “If I have a heart attack its because of all the stress you cause me.”
It’s a Thursday when Ten realises he might like her as more than a friend.
They’re in the supermarket, travelling between aisles in search of cheap food that they can easily make because neither of them is particularly good at cooking. He’s pushing the trolley and she’s sitting inside it, a lollipop in her mouth as she grabs at rice packets and biscuits and throws them into her lap. “We don’t need those.” He points out as she slides a stack of waffles somewhere next to her knee.
She wags a finger at him but doesn’t turn, “We always need waffles.” She assures.
He shakes his head, “There is literally no situation in which we would ever need waffles.”
She grabs a cowboy hat that someone disregarded in the cereal aisle and pops the lollipop out of her mouth, “well, what if the queen comes around?”
“The queen?” He scoffs, throwing in a pack of cereal that he knows she likes.
“Yeah!” She cries, “And what if she stays for breakfast and we’ve only made pancakes but she doesn’t like pancakes and we don’t have any waffles!” she holds them up to show him, “We can’t let down the queen!”
“Of which country?” He asks in response
She pauses. “England?” She suggests, “Or maybe a Russian Tzar, oh! Do you think Rasputin might come round?” She exclaims, turning to face him with this child-like grin that turns his leg to jelly.
He shakes his head with a small smile, “Rasputin’s dead.” he points out and she waves him off.
“That’s what they want you to think.” She assures, “And if he ever visits I can assure you that he is a waffle person.”
“Okay, now what your reasoning for this?” He asks, reaching forward to pull the cowboy hat from her head.
She snatches it back, “I look good in it, is that not reason enough?”
“Were not going to buy it.” he points out, “Despite the fact that it’s just you and me, we eat a lot.”
She mock gasps, “But what if woody comes round for dinner?”
He rolls his eyes, turning the trolley towards the costume aisle, “Don’t you think he’d be offended by you impersonating a cowboy?”
“You’re right!” She cries, ripping the hat off her head. She wriggles around in the cart and clambers to her knees, facing him as she places it against his hair and begins to tie string to hold in place under his chin. “You’d look more realistic as a cowboy.” she smirks and he’s staring longer that he should.
“Can I get a tiara?” He asks, still pushing the trolley and she grins.
“Of course you can princess, any particular colour?” She questions, her eyes crinkling with her smile.
He hesitates, a finger tapping his chin as he pretends to think, “Pink or purple, whatever they’ve got.”
She nods, “Yes-sir-ie” she jokes in the most southern accent she can muster and leans out of the trolley, picking up various princess costumes, “Would you like to slip into an apple induced coma or lose a shoe on a wild night out?” She asks, holding them up to face him.
He smirks, “Depends, do I meet the love of my life?” He asks, looking her straight into the eyes before realising the fact that his heart rate is way up.
She smiles, adjusting the cowboy hat on his head, “Why, do tell me your deepest, darkest wish and the genie will make it a reality.” She says, again in a southern accent, “Is it princess Jasmine? Was it her beautiful dark eyes?”
He cocks his head leaning closer, “No.” he shakes his head, still staring, too long. She notices. “They look like yours.”
“Shut up.” She jokes and when he doesn’t say anything the smile slowly slides off her face. She hesitates, “You’re serious?” She deadpans.
He shrugs, “Same colour hair, same freckles on her cheek, same smile.” he blurts before he can even realise that this is probably a mistake.
And she stays kneeled in the trolley, their faces close enough to see the truth in each others eyes and that cowboy hat still on his face. She blinks, trying to ignore her heartbeat, “Are you banging my sister?” she raises an eyebrow.
And they laugh, but they never talk about it again.
She glares at him from her seat at the dining room table, “I told you, I can’t.”
He throws himself dramatically onto the table, whining and pretending to sob, “But please!” he begs, praying in her direction and pouting.
She shakes her head, ignoring him, “No. You asked me a week ago and my answer was no, you asked me yesterday and my answer was no and then you asked me today and guess what? My answer is still no.”
“But you promised!” he exclaims.
She stares at him almost astounded, “I did no such thing.” she assures cordially.
He wags his finger, “At 4:30 am on the Friday of last week you said that you would come with me.”
“4:30 am? On Friday? You mean when I had been awake for 52 hours?” she cries.
He holds his hands up, “You still promised.”
“I was sleep deprived!” she yells.
“It counts!” he assures.
“It does not!” she replies, “Now get off the table, you’re sitting on my work.” she demands.
He shakes his head, “Nope.” and proceeds to lie down on top of the mounds of paper and open textbooks. “You’re coming. Get your shoes it’s Latin night.”
“I don’t even dance!” she cries, running short of arguments he’ll just ignore anyway.
He shrugs, “You do with me.” he points out.
She glares at him, crossing her arms and trying her best not to blush. He looks so hopeful and pleading and the white shirt he’s wearing clings to his body like it’s always belonged there. She wrinkles her nose, shaking her head, “You’re so annoying.” she huffs angrily.
But he grins, this wide million watt smile that blinds her and makes her forget that she’s angry because oh god he looks so beautiful. “Yes!” he cries, sitting up. She grabs a textbook and whacks him with it, “Ow! What was that for?”
“For constantly roping me into this shit!” she replies and he laughs, a laugh that makes her heart stutter and die in her chest.
She hits him again.
It’s a Thursday when they first kiss.
Its 3am and they’re still dancing in the club at Latin night. Her feet are sore and her legs ache but she’s got this huge grin on her face and her veins are intoxicated with a flood of alcohol. Or maybe it’s the way he’s looking at her, who knows. There are waves of bodies crushed together and music that pounds her ears until the floor shakes and the lights become a haze of colours that ripple through her mind.
He twirls her around and laughs when she does because her laugh is infectious and he can’t stop staring. “Shots?” She asks and he nods.
They weave between the plethora of bodies that nearly crush them and she reaches out to hold onto his hand so they don’t lose each other. She nearly slams into the bar and they both laugh because they’re pretty drunk, and they’ve been here so long the bartender knows what to give them.
“Three, two, one!” They shout over the music and then they lick the salt from their hands, down the shot and then stick a lemon in each others mouths. They laughing and smiling and they’re touchier than usual because they’re drunk and fuck it, boundaries disappear when they’re drunk.
His arms is around her waist and his fingers grip at the bare skin her hip to hold her in place. She smiles and pushes the hair back from his sweaty forehead, “You’re hot.” She points out, breathing heavily because she is too.
He smirks, “Thanks, I know.”
She laughs and shoves his chest, “You’re an idiot.”
But she pushes too hard and looses her own balance but he catches her wrapping both arms around her. Her hands land on his shoulders so she can stop herself from falling down and that, right then, is when they kiss.
Because why not?
They’re both consenting adults, neither of them will remember and when he kisses her like that she doesn’t care. His fingers are tangled in her hair and her skin is on fire, their veins feel like they’re being pricked over and over again by tiny needles.
This probably shouldn’t be happening, they’re friends- best friends. Best friends don’t kiss each other like the world is at their feet. But their kissing too deeply, too much like they care that they lose their balance and nearly fall down again. And so they back to dancing, but things change from then on.
“You haven’t spoken to him? You live together!” Johnny cries and she rolls her eyes.
“That’s another problem. I need to find an apartment.” she adds, staring down at her coffee and swirling it with the small spoon provided.
“Are you serious?” He mutters, rubbing his forehead with his thumb and middle finger. “You can’t just move out.”
She shrugs, “Why not? He has six hours of lectures on Thursday, I can pack up some stuff, stay at yours.”
He scoffs a laugh, “You are not staying at mine.”
She frowns, leaning forward, “Why not?”
“Because-” he hisses and then pauses, taking a deep breath. “Because you can’t just not talk to your best friend for a week and then move out without any explanation.”
“Fine, I’ll leave a note.” she surrenders, waving her arms.
“Are you serious? Jesus you’re just as bad as each other.” He huffs angrily, leaning back in his chair because he’s sick of both of them.
She pauses and stops swirling her coffee, “What do you mean? He’s spoken to you?” she demands, her eyes wide.
He waves her off, “I’m not playing messenger between the two-”
“Does he hate me?” She asks quietly, looking back down at her coffee.
Johnny purses his lips and sighs, “Of course he doesn’t hate you, you’re his best friend.” he says softly, because he can tell she’s worried.
She swallows, looking out of the window, “I need to move out.” She determine.
Johnny throws his arm up, “Jesus Christ do something.” he begs.
Is a Thursday when they finally realise they’ve been in love with each other for years.
She goes back home when he’s at his six hours of lectures, but she’s still quiet anyway because she doesn’t really feel like she going home, she feels like she’s stepping into forbidden territory. She tip toes in, closing the door quietly behind her, “What are you doing?” A voice says.
She jumps, holding her hand to her heart and squeezing her eyes shut. But slowly she opens them, landing on Ten. He’s sitting on one end of the sofa with a book in his hand and a frown on his face. He looks tired, bags under his eyes and they’ve lost their usual glint. “I’m just uh…” she trails off, pointing to her room
She doesn’t finish that sentence, “Where have you been?” he asks with no particular tone of voice.
She swallows, dropping her keys into the bowl on the kitchen counter. “Busy.” She states, “I’ve had this project due so I’ve been living in the library for the past week and-”
“Stop lying to me.” He interrupts sadly, closing the book. He looks disappointed, like he expected better from her. “I think…” he trails off, scratching his head, “I think we need to talk.”
“About what? The state of our economy?” She smirks, laughing to hide the fear behind her words, “You know, China has had some fascinating developments in-”
“Well no actually, they’ve been working on a new train that is elevated above the city of-”
“Hey!” He interrupts again, standing up this time. “You being in perpetual denial does not help anyone.” he scoffs, approaching her.
She rolls her eyes, “I’m not in denial, denial of what?”
“Do you remember that night?” He asks like he’s making sure she’s genuinely just ignoring him for another reason. He sounds so scared and tired that she opens her mouth but finds nothing to say.
She swallows, looking down at her feet, “It was a mistake.”
He shakes his head and scoffs bitterly, “No. It was a long time coming.”
She frowns, “What are you talking about?” She demands angrily-, but deep down she knows so maybe she really is in denial.
He cocks his head, “Wow, you really are oblivious.” he shakes his head and sighs, “there have been multiple occasions on which we’ve basically admitted how we felt and still neither of us did anything.”
She sneers, “We were drunk, people do dumb shit when they’re drunk.”
He shakes his head, “Sometimes we were sober.”
“It was still a mistake!” She cries, suddenly angry because he’s making her feel bad now.
“No, the mistake was falling for you.” he snaps back immediately.
Her neck snaps up, “What?” She breathes.
He cocks his head with a small smile, “Come on babe. You know what i’m talking about.” he assures, his fingers hooking apprehensively through hers.
She frowns, curling her fingers with his until she feels like he won’t let go. She steps closer to him and he sucks in a slow and steady breath, his eyes widening at the look she’s giving him. There’s this soft smile on her face and her eyes are shaded with hope and wonder and she swallows, “How long?” she asks quietly.
He laughs, “Do you remember when we went to prom and you wore that purple dress and the necklace I got you and the most jaw dropping smile i’ve ever seen another human wear.” he pauses, reaching up slowly and placing a hand on her cheek, “I realised that… there’s no-one else like you.” He smiles, “The day I met you was the day everything became a hundred times clearer, like I finally understood the reason i was put on this earth.”
She smiles as his arms come to wrap around her waist, and she feels like her skin is on fire wherever he touches her. “What happens now?”
And he kisses her again.
Its like poison in her veins, like she’s sliding down a cloud and his smile is the rainbow. “Now-” he breathes against her lips, “Now I think we need to establish something.” he states in all seriousness.
“Oh, okay, what?” She asks carefully.
“Rasputin is dead, and the Queen is not a waffle person” he blurts. “I bet you the queen only eats kale for breakfast or something.”
So I work at Walmart; last night I was having one of the worst nights. My managers kept messing up my breaks so I would go 30 minutes early and I was told to take my lunch after being there for 2 and a half hours on a 9 hour shift. It was crazy busy and by the last few hours of my shift, I was tired. This woman and a girl (maybe about 4 or 5 years old) comes through my line. I do my “hi how are you guys doin’ tonight?” And she looked at me and goes “fine.” She was very short with me and didn’t really seem like she wanted to talk and I wasn’t in the mood to pry. We’re almost finished with her transaction and she goes “OH! honey! Look at her pin on her vest!” And I was like “huh? Which one?” And this woman is all excited trying to get her daughter to look at my vest. The daughter looks at me and goes “HARLEY!!!” -one of the electronics managers gave me a ‘Daddy’s little monster’ Harley Quinn pin.- the little girl is all excited and goes “SHOW HER!!! SHOW HER THE PICTURE MOMMY!!” And her mom starts playing with her phone and holds it to me and goes “she LOVES Harley Quinn! She was her on Halloween! She watched makeup tutorials for two months to learn Harley’s makeup!” And listen, you guys… that little girl was the cutest thing. Her makeup was really great too by the way. But just to see the mother come through and just seem to hate the world until she saw the button and got to show me the thing her daughter was most proud of was probably my favorite thing last night.
Major props to the Sweet Relief foundation and Finn Wolfhard for putting together such an awesome show last night - these were some of my favorites that I managed to snag of Finn during his performance with his band Calpurnia (by the way, they killed it, like they’re all so talented, it’s incredible!)
Waited in line for a good 4-5 hours but it was 100% worth it considering we managed to snag front and center seats !!! Lots of dancing and jumping and yelling - my voice is pretty gone and I only got 4 hours of sleep since the concert ended at like midnight and I had work the very next morning but I DON’T REGRET ANY OF IT !!!
I hope I get to meet Finn one of these days just so I can tell him how proud I am of everything he has accomplished so far !!! He deserves to know that he’s doing a good job out there !! :’)
I had to get up at 6am for a doctors appointment for a new doctor. I need my insomnia meds, penicillin, hormone and pain pills filled. I don’t sleep right, my body doesn’t put itself to sleep thanks to a brain tumor I’ve got. I also have chronic migraines and whacked up hormonal imbalances.
So I left work early last night. Got barely 4-5 hours of sleep. Got to this morning coming off my sleep aids feeling dizzy and nearly throwing up twice. Got all the way up there just to see they are going to be closed. All. Day.
I needed to do this today. Next week I start doubles, open to close at my job. I am skating on thin ice, I need this extra money but I need all of my medications( I take like 5) and now I’m lost as to what to do. Do I request next Friday morning off? That’s my only option it seems. I’m just so distraught.
It’s 7:24 am and I’ve been sobbing and pleading with God for a good half an hour to help me, asking why this is happening. Why am I so sick? What did I do? Why did He do this to me? The answer is to glorify him I know but… right now I don’t know how to.. im in tears, in shambles, there’s nothing good that I can see in this. I’m beyond a breaking point, I’m afraid and I just need God to help me.
Last night while watching leafy videos I decided to draw this for him, I’m honestly super tired go no sleep drew this for maybe 4 to 5 hours after working in a commission. Either way I hope you like it Leafy. Message me btw if you ever see this so I can give you the downloadable version.
Last night I left work an hour late because we had one lady who didn't leave until 50 minutes after we were supposed to close. Today the retail gods took pity on me. Everyone was out by 4:59 and I got to leave 20 minutes early. So here's to sending out some good get-off-work-early vibes for everyone else.
I might have to split this into 4 parts,so let’s start with my personal favourite,Logic/Logan
•In his free time,he’s always trying to learn new things,spending his evenings working alone,late into the night
•The other sides probably try to get him to go something fun,to which he replies,”Fun is enjoyment,enjoyment is a feeling,something that could simply be there the one day and gone the next.A short term loss,while with my work…the fun lasts for hours.”Or something like that
•If he has any other hobbies beside studying,it’s probably stargazing.He finds it’s the only calming thing in his life.His studies do really stress him out actually.
•He doesn’t admit it though
•If you ask what his favourite constellation is,he would probably say Triangulum.
•Although he would call it Deltoton as the greeks called it.
•He could tell all about the constellations lore.
•Hell he could do all of them
•His favorite tea is probably chamomile with honey.
•It seems like he doesn’t have feelings,but trust me,he does.
•The man isn’t a robot,he likes to get sentimental at times
•Only when he’s is alone of course.Letting the other see him get close to tears
•He would never hear the end of it
•oK LeTS nOT forget about that unicorn onesie he wore that one time.
•You think he has sleepovers with Morality?
•OH i bet he does
•Only on the very rare occasion where Anxiety and Roman are busy,and they have alone time
•Obviously they don’t get along all the time,but they can tolerate each other at least
•It always ends up with them curled up together,sleeping, and the tv is playing a spanish soap-opera,since they can’t understand anything they usually fall asleep
•We can always try to tell him that he’s adorable
•He probably comes back with something like,”Excuse me,i am many things,but ‘cute’ is not one of them.”or”You must be mistaking me for Morality,his fans always say that.Is it the glasses?”
•Maybe he tries to act tough,but everyone says that his words are stronger than his body
•Could take someone down if he wanted to,but that isn’t very classy or kind
•Probably got drunk once and never spoke about it again
(JUST SOME THOUGHTS.It was quite rushed so it isn’t that good,i sorry)
Request from silexia: Can I request a fluffy smut Christian Yu scenario where his s/o is really worried about him overworking himself so she plans a trip to an island or something and he gets really happy?
1am and Christian still hasn’t come home. He was still working on a new video. She messaged him one last time before going to bed.
Babe I can’t stay up any longer. I have to get up early tmr. Don’t stay out too late and get home safely xx
She put her phone on the bedside table and went to sleep.
Christian is always working till late and usually she would wait for him but every now and then it’s far too late. The other night he didn’t come home until 4am and he only got about 4 hours of sleep before heading back to work again. She is proud of him for being so hardworking but sometimes she worries about his health and well being. She knows he doesn’t have proper meals and he is always drinking those energy drinks.
When she woke up at 6am, she saw Christian fast asleep next to her. Even though, she wanted to wake him up and greet him a good morning, she couldn’t. She checked her phone and saw Christian’s reply. He sent her a reply at 2am.
I’m so sorry babe and you’re probably reading this in the morning but I needed to get to finish this part of the video before I head home. I’ll see you tomorrow for our dinner date. Love you so much!
Before heading out, she wrote on a message for Christian on a post-it note and placed it on his phone.
You’re always working till late babe. Pls remember to eat properly and can’t wait for our date. I got you a surprise! xx
She got home around around 5pm and the dinner reservations was booked for 7pm. Christian promised he would be home around 5:30pm. She went to take a shower and got ready. She changed into a silk typed black maxi dress and put her hair up in a high ponytail. Christian always loved it when she had her tied back. While putting on her finishing touch of makeup, she heard the front door unlocked. It must be Christian.
“Hey baby, you look beautiful,” he greeted her with a kiss.
“Go take a shower quickly, I don’t want us to be late,” she told him. “Do you want me to pick out an outfit for you?” Christian nodded and went to the bathroom.
She picked out his favourite t-shirt, black jeans and his fancy jacket. She also threw in a mismatched pair of socks. She finished her makeup and picked out a pair of heels when she saw Christian walked out of the bathroom with nothing on but a towel wrapped around his lower waist.
“Why do you look so surprised? You have seen every part of me already, babe,” he teased her.
“Just been a while since I’ve seen you this ‘exposed’”, she replied back to him.
“Really..why don’t I take off this towel and we can get started? Say a little snack before dinner?” he continued to tease her. Christian was now walking to her with his arms opened.
“Noo..I spent so much time on my makeup and you’re going to ruin it. Plus we need to go to dinner. Go get change quickly, I’m hungry,” she told him.
Christian then went to get change as she went to get his surprise. Christian was putting on his cologne when she wrapped her arms around his waist.
“I like this cologne smell. You should wear it more often,” she told him. “And..I got you something. Here’s your surprise”.
Christian turned around and she placed an envelope in his hands.
“Aww babe. What’s the occasion?” he asked.
“No occasion. Just wanted to get you something because you have been working so hard”.
Christian opened the envelope and took out its contents. It was two tickets to Bali.
“Bali? You booked a trip to Bali?!”
“I want you to get away from work a bit so I booked this trip for us. We’re going to go island hopping in Bali,” she told him.
“Oh my god. This is great! I have always wanted to go to Bali. But my work…”
“Ah work. I knew you were going to bring it up babe but don’t worry, I have talked to the guys and they will cover everything for when you’re gone”.
Christian looked at the tickets and saw the flight out was in two days.
“We leave in two days?! We better start packing, babe. Are you sure we have time to go to dinner?”
“Baby, we have plenty of time. We will be mainly on the beach so just bring your swimmers. I know, I am”.
Christian grinned at her and she knew that look. She was wearing a sexy dress, her hair was up and she just give him a present which he absolutely loved. So she knew the look that he gave her is for every time he’s turned on.
“Stop giving me that look! I know what you want and you’re not getting it. We are going to dinner first,” she exclaimed at him. “I made this reservation weeks ago so we are going”.
“Awww babe. We can spare 15 minutes, can’t we?”
She looked at him sternly and shook her head. Christian continued to pout and pulled her in a hug,
“I’m sure they will let us in if we are bit late. C’mon, let me show my thanks to my lovely girlfriend. Please..?”
She couldn’t resist him further so she cupped his face and gave him a long kiss.
“Try not to ruin to hair and make-up, okay?”
“I’m not making any promises, but I will try”.
“And if they don’t let us in, you’re going to pick what we have for dinner, okay?”
Christian nodded and began grabbing on her butt. He gave it a gentle squeeze.
“And if we make a mess on the bed, you’re changing the sheets, okay?”
Christian raised an eyebrow at you.
“Anything else, babe? I don’t want to be in the middle of things and you’re making more requests. I can’t concentrate properly if you do”.
She let out a giggle and shook her head.
“No more requests, babe”.
“Good. Now let’s see what type of lingerie you choose tonight”.
Hey guys!! this video is taking a bit of time because I haven’t been
able to work a lot on this video because of work, I attented a
convention last weekend in paris and I am working with a TV screen
because the screen of my laptop is not working… so… yeah… lol
I had to pick another song because it seems that 4 minutes are not
enough to explain this story hahaha so now it’s 6 minutes of Lena, Kara,
Clarke and Lexa trying to save the world together.
I have managed to finish the
first part (3 minutes) and fixing the last part with the new song I
have chosen after spending 3 hours looking for the right one,
hahahaha… kill me.
Anyway if this heat doesn’t melt my brain, I
will work every night on it. Thanks for your patience guys. But the part
I am working on is quite hard due to aaaaall the manips to fit Kara in
Polis and lexa’s bedroom, so… trying all my best working with the two programs at the
hahaha kill me again please….
you are the best and
thanks for your constant support. You are giving me so much guys…
so much… I can’t believe it yet how your words make me more creative
and all of you are making me feel this enthusiam for creating a lot of
new things for you guys.
I JUST FOUND A BALLET STUDIO 15 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE THAT OFFERS ADULT CLASSES IN THE EVENING 4 NIGHTS A WEEK.
Do you have any idea how long I’ve been looking for something like this?? 1) A place in my little podunk town that actually teaches adult classes (I’ve been driving to the nearest big city for the last several years) and 2) Actually offers multiple classes in the evening after working hours.
And it’s literally in my neighborhood. I’m calling them as soon as they open to see what’s up. Imma take class tonight if it kills me.
The next day, you completely forget about the gift and head to throne with the four cats following behind. Last night was not a good night for you, but Thorin tried his best to help out and it worked. You were in a slightly better mood today.
You take a seat on the throne and you notice that they ran off yet again. You roll your eyes. An hour later, Thranduil walks in with his guards following right behind him and you smile.
“Is Thorin not joining you today?”
“He is still… sick,” you say, eying the dwarf guards. Thranduil smirks.
“Walk with me. I’m sure you could use the break,” Thranduil says holding out his hand. You look at him unsure.
“I don’t think I should. I just got here and I think I have a few meetings to conduct today,” you say.
Someone clears their throat and you look at the dwarf that has taken Balin’s place. Gwane was a very reasonable dwarf and was second to Balin which made perfect sense to you.
“You do not have any meetings my lady. In fact you canceled everything yesterday as you were walking out of the throne room,” he explains and you lean on your hand in embarrassment.
You have yourself a day off and forgot about it. How typical!
“Then why is everyone here?” You ask nodding towards him and the guards.
“Because you weren’t in a good mood yesterday and we knew you’d forget,” he says and you sigh as Thranduil chuckles. Thank Mahal Thorin chose such great workers.
“And why did you not bother to mention it earlier?” you ask and he smiles
“Because we like talking to you my lady. King Thorin often brags about you and it was a good opportunity to experience it first hand,” he explains and you blush.
“Very well. You’re all dismissed,” you say before standing and taking your father’s arm. The both of you leave and when you get out of the throne room, he dismisses his guards.
“I ran into a few unsavory characters earlier,” Thranduil starts.You raise your brow at him. Dwarves were typically accepting of elves since your reign as Queen begun. In fact, there were some elves that lived here which was very strange, but you had guessed that since the queen was an elf and the second heir’s wife was an elf, they became more welcoming. You were pretty sure that Fili would be the only one without an elf wife.
“What kind of unsavory characters?” you ask, curious as to who would dare stop the King of Mirkwood.
“Your kittens,” he says and you laugh, previous apprehension going away.
“Just two of them. Thorin and that bear guard of his. They seemed to be looking for something and Thorin pawed at me until I went over to see what he wanted. Made me buy a few items and ask for a wrap. Do you understand how crazy I looked talking to a cat?” he asks and you laugh.
“Either way you still would’ve looked crazy give the fact that you were shopping at a dwarven market,” you tell him. He smiles.
“Very true,” he replies.
“What did they want anyway?” you ask, curious as to what Thorin would want in cat form. He literally could not do anything with whatever he was buying unless it was food.
“Since it was in a wrap, I’m guessing it is supposed to be a surprise,” he says making you huff. Why was Thorin being so secretive and why was you father helping him? “Very well. I will just find out later tonight,” you say as you turn the corner.
The both of you are jumped on by a pair of cats and you go tumbling to the ground in surprise. Only you. Not you father. He was obviously prepared because he had the cat by it’s collar. The cat on you widens its eyes before moving to run away but you are faster and you grab it by its collar as well.
You glare at Kili as you stand.
“These two have been in the same spot all day yesterday. I walked pass here four times and they did not fail to attack,” Thranduil explains as Fili starts wiggling in his hand. “What were you doing here yesterday?” you ask, putting Kili in your arms and grabbing Fili so he did not have to struggle as much.
“I wanted to see some of the jewels. They are quite lovely. Although after being pounced on four times, I got sick of coming to Erebor and only came here to say goodbye,” he says, glaring at the cats and they turn to hide their heads under your armpits causing you to giggle.
“Yes. My nephews are quite an armful it seems. If I told their mother half of the things I had caught them doing, I am sure she would’ve put them in cages as punishment,” you explain and the two of them come out of under your armpits, afraid. You just shake your head in amusement.
“Up you two get. I don’t feel like carrying you both in my arms,” you say and they meow before hopping onto your shoulders.
“I do not understand your fondness of cats,” Thranduil states as you continue your walk, albeit a little slower due to the two cats on your shoulders. “And I do not understand yours for elk,” you retort and he smiles. You see Ori making his way down the hall holding a stack of books that is barely allowing him to see. You feel Kili moving and you know what’s coming.
“Don’t you-” but before you can finish your sentence, he jumps and, due to the underestimated distance, falls straight to the ground. You laugh as Ori stops to look at the cat.
“Is there a reason there’s a cat trying to attack me?” Ori asks, still staring at Kili as he stands straight, shaking his head to get rid of any aftershocks. “Kili is just being a jerk,” you say and Ori’s eyes widen as if he’s understanding something. “So this is Kili? Oin had mentioned something earlier when he came to the library. I didn’t think it was true. That must be Fili,” he says, looking at the cat on your shoulder.
“It is. You should see Dwalin and Thorin. They make the cutest cats,” you say putting Fili as Kili tugs at Thranduil’s robes.
“I would love to but I have other business to tend to. See you later, y/n and congrats!” he says before walking past you.
You look over to your father and he and Kili are having a stare off. You wonder if your father would pick him up. Kili may be a cat, but he was Kili. Kili swings his tail back and forth and Thranduil sighs before bending over to pick him up. Kili meows, content, and rubs his face over your fathers. This just shows exactly how much he has changed over the past 16 years.
“Why did that dwarf congratulate you exactly?” Thranduil asks as you continue your walk with both cats riding on your shoulders.
“Well. You’re going to be a grandfather again,” you say and another smile breaks out. You noticed a few months back that he smiled a lot more than when he did when you first met him and it was very befitting.
“Am I? Well, I hope it won’t be a cat,” he says and you roll your eyes. Thorin was never going to live this down once he was back to being a dwarf. Speaking of, you see Thorin and Dwalin walking down the hall as if they owned the place. A few dwarves do a double take but other than that they just ignore the stray cats.
Thorin hisses as he sees you and Fili immediately jumps to Thranduil’s other shoulder. Fili knew not to touch you when Thorin was around because he became more dangerous as a cat. Cat thorin could move faster than dwarf thorin could and cat thorin did not need to worry about his public image because he had none. Thorin jumps into your arms and licks your face as Dwalin weaves through your legs.
“Hello, husband, what have you been up to today?” you ask and Thorin pauses his licking to look at Thranduil.
‘I didn’t say a word,” he says and Thorin goes back to licking your face. “I am concerned about the fact that you guys get along better with Thorin as a cat than you do with Thorin as a dwarf,” you admit as you continue walking.
“That’s because I can now talk down to Thorin and he can’t respond,” Thranduil says and Thorin turns to glare at him, fluffy tail hitting your face. You cough as a few strands of fur get in your mouth. “But you always talk down to him,” you say and Thorin looks up at you, betrayed. You smile and kiss his forehead.
“Ada, if you were a cat, what do you think you would look like?” you ask, slipping on the word usage. Thranduil smirks.
“I’d sure as hell look better than the one currently in your arms.”
And with that, Thorin pounces. Fili and Kili scramble off of Thranduil as Thorin pounces on him. You look down at Dwalin and he’s waving his tail excitedly as if wanting to join in the fray. You roll your eyes. They were going to be the death of you, you were sure of it.
“Where.. what..? What happened?” You slowly opened your eyes to find yourself neatly tucked under your covers dressed in yesterday’s work clothes that stank of alcohol. You immediately felt as though someone had violently stirred your stomach like a thick soup of calm-chowder and ran straight to the bathroom, almost vomiting up the bitter taste of bile.
Clueless and with a killer migraine, you splashed some cold water on your face and looked up- a reflection of dark eye-bags and hair that defied physics.
“Oh god..” You mumbled to yourself, evidently becoming terrified at the thoughts of what you could’ve possibly done last night. The last time you got that drunk was all the way back in 1st year university when it was acceptable and was the encouraged norm. So many mistakes were made..
You checked your wrist-watch to find that it was halfway through the day and you’d not left the house for work. Panicking, you hopped in the shower and temporarily forgot about the migraine until you stepped out of the elevator and into the office.
Greeted with whispers from co-workers and an angry boss that had glued her hands to her hips, it was a reasonable reaction considering your wet hair and struggle to walk in a straight line.
“Look who decided to show up huh?”
“I’m so sorry Ma’am. I..” adrenaline rushed throughout your body as you tried to find a reasonable excuse for why you could possibly show up 4 hours late to work.
“You..? What? What did you do? You look like a mess. You look terrible!”
Since you couldn’t think of anything logical to say, you’d just decided to tell her the truth. You were experiencing the worst hangover possible so it was understandable that you weren’t thinking the most logical.
“I went out with my friend last night and I didn’t feel well in the morning. Please let me off the hook.” You sighed, bowing your head down to show respect and asked for forgiveness.
“You’ve been such a slacking member. You don’t even know how to make coffee and you can’t handle the simplest of tasks. Tell me, how’d you manage you even get this job?”
You just gritted your teeth together in hopes that she would stop spewing utter bullshit. I didn’t spend ¾ of my life in school to get treated like this.
“My apologies ma’am. I promise you this will never happen again.”
“You don’t need to kiss my feet. You’re not even worth it. You’re fired.”
Those words echoed through your mind and looked up at her with a shocked and annoyed expression. Eyebrows raised and eyes squinted, you looked at her in disbelief.
“E-excuse me?” You scoffed, unable to keep up the ‘submissive-perfect-girl’ image any longer.
“You’re fired. Get out.” She repeated, turning around in a swift motion and walked away from you- tempting you to throw daggers into her back.
“You’re a bitch you know that? You treat everyone else like shit and think you’re all that when in reality, how are we expected to look up to someone that can’t even dress half as decent as your ugly sugar-daddies? You’re rude and annoying as fuck and then you wonder why you keep getting dumped by all of them you parasite.” Your vulgar language brought the entire floor to a silence. Your co-workers looked at you as if they’d had seen a zombie climb through the window and it looked like everyone’s souls had been sucked right out of their bodies due to shock.
Your boss was in disbelief and refused to process the words that had ran through her burning ears from anger.
“What did you just say to me?” She hissed loudly, violently pushing the closest stack of books down onto the ground. She was pissed.. but so were you.
“I’ve just about had it with your bullshit everyday. You make my life miserable and I hope you continue to get dumped because karma really is a bitch.”
“Watch your mouth you ungrateful bitch!” She grabbed hold of a cup that was full of hot coffee (that was probably made by the secretary in your absence) and threw it in your direction.
Instinctively, you covered your face with your arms and let out an inaudible scream of fear. To your surprise, no heat or burning sensation followed on. Instead, the scent of rich coffee and expensive clothes put your fear to a halt.
“Am I interrupting something?” Jungkook presented his usual cold demeanour and spoke in an icy tone that was sure to freeze the hottest of fires.
He swiftly shook off the boiling coffee which dripped down his new Versace coat sleeve that he had purchased recently and stared down at your boss with eyes of pure disgust.
“I believe this is against not only company rules but normal legislation as well. Your actions will have concerning consequences. Please understand that you will face charges.” He spoke gently with a smile on his face, a sense of deadliness that caused her to whimper in fright.
A followup of yells from Jungkook’s bodyguards broke the thick atmosphere.
“Sir! Are you alright?! We’re so terribly sorry sir we got caught up with the CEO in the hallway.” They projected their voices a little too loud for the sensitive ears of Jungkook.
“Shut up… this is nothing.” He wiped off the excess hot coffee from his coat and threw the tissue at one of the body guards.
“Are you sure sir? Your mother will be very worried. Would you like me to contact the CEO?” They mumbled with teeth evidently chattering, terrified at the amount of trouble they’d have to face.
His mother? The CEO? WHAT?!
The realisation hit you like a 5 tonne truck. You’d just been saved by the future CEO of the company. Instead of you, he was splashed with hot coffee. Because of you- he was splashed with hot coffee. How in the world were you supposed to process that kind of information. What have I done?
“Y/N, clean yourself up and my office. Immediately.” He barked, causing you to jump in shock from his unusual loud voice.
Was it possible to die from nervousness? Your heart was beating so fast it felt like it could fly out of your chest at any moment. The sweat that formed in your palms was almost convincing enough to say that you’d just recently washed them. You still looked like a mess and you tried your best to tame down the hairs but there were still persistent strands that stuck up in the most inconvenient places.
You took a deep breath in and out for the 5th time before pep talking yourself for the 8th and attempted to knock on his door for the 10th time. You gently knocked on his office door and prayed to all the gods in the world for forgiveness.
“Come in.” He said, his voice now recognisable as you’d gotten a little familiar with his velvety tones- unable to remember exactly why.
“Did you call for me, Sir?” You shuffled into his office, a plastered blush and anxiety evidently obvious on your features. You stared down at his white tiled flooring and fiddled around with your sweaty thumbs. What could he want from me? I’m already fired.
“How could you possibly act as if nothing has happened after your actions?” He questioned, resting his hands that were clasped together on the dark mahogany desk.
“Please pardon my actions. I spoke completely out of line and I apologise deeply for my vulgar language. I’ll leave the company as soon as possible, sir.”
“That’s not what I’m talking about, Y/N.” He looked at you. The temperature of your body skyrocketed from his curious stares that felt as long as centuries.
“Do you perhaps.. not recall of your actions from last night?” His voice was firm and stiff, it progressed to increase in volume as he got up from his leather seat and approached you.
“I.. I don’t have any clue on what you’re talking about sir. I do remember drinking last night though, but I don’t remember anything else. Please forgive me for any inconvenience that I may have caused.”
“Stop apologising and look at me properly.” He commanded, his husky tone sent you running for the hills inside your head.
You examined his expression- such a beautiful face and jaw dropping features. The heat rose up to your ears and you felt as red as a ripe tomato. What was he doing? So close up in your personal space.
“You don’t remember even if I’m this close?” He murmured, a somewhat arrogant smirk that spread across his lips. You felt his words graze your skin and shook your head quickly.
“Sir I have no clue on what you’re talking about.” You looked away from him, eyes adverted down onto the ground once again.
“Then what if I do this?” He mumbled, gently placing his hand on your chin to turn your lips onto his. His cold lips felt familiar and somehow relaxing yet you were freaking out completely from his sudden actions. But you couldn’t possibly push him away. He had you wrapped around his finger and continued to deepen the kiss by gently sucking on your bottom lip and trailed his hand down your spine.
went for a run today! such a beautiful day out i had to take some pics 🌻 took a selfie which i usually never do and i don’t like how i look in it, still have make up smeared under my eyes from last night but trying to be more self accepting 😂 if it looks like i’m running on 4 hours of sleep it’s bc i am. anyways reppin my tigers jersey too! 💙
hope everyone has a good sunday! 😊🌎💞