Read your post about DtD airplay and for what it's worth: I hear DtD on at least 2 different radio stations everyday over here in the Netherlands. And usually at least 2 of the other boys over the course of a work day on top of that;) Here DtD is still climbing in all the charts as well, while it's dropping ever lower in the US chart. Dunno about other countries ofc, but lack of promo (also from Sia btw) shouldn't completely stop it from doing well in terms of airplay. It's quite strange.
Well, I reblogged that post, so it wasn’t mine originally, but I do think the song is getting short-changed.
Of course how much you hear it is going to depend on which stations you listen to. I live in Seattle, but for most of my life I lived across the country and I swear I can’t ever remember which station here plays 1D stuff most of the time. I always forget right after someone tells me. Friendly Troll Cubicle Mate tells me he hears Zayn and Niall on the radio quite a lot, so there’s a specific station they definitely end up on a lot. I just never end up on it.
Anecdotal evidence aside, if you look at the Billboard Hot 100 Chart every week, you can see which songs gained in overall performance regardless of whether they dropped or rose on the chart. If a bunch of hot new songs pop up during a week, even a song with gains in performance could fall in the chart.
The problem is that Dusk Till Dawn isn’t gaining and it should be. It’s consistently getting 4 million or more streams a day on YouTube and I’d guess that his streaming is pretty good elsewhere too considering Friendly Troll tells me he hears it in the background of gaming videos all the time. Obviously someone out there is listening to it besides hardcore fans because fans can keep YouTube numbers up for about a week on their own, but not much longer than that.
That song is gold in terms of potential popularity, but the fact that it hasn’t been on any major TV shows and gotten that exposure, and the fact that there’s been no radio interviews or campaign for it, are killing its chances. If you look at YouTube views and chart performance after TV promo tours for the other boys, that’s generally when things start on an upwards trend.
It had the connection to The Mountain Between Us, but I’m not sure if it only played during the trailer or only in the end credits or in the actual movie, and I don’t know how widespread that trailer was compared to the regular trailer. Unfortunately the movie hasn’t been a hit, so the exposure there is limited either way.
It honestly seems like a miracle to me that Dusk Till Dawn hasn’t dropped completely out of the Billboard Hot 100 at this point. The fact that is hasn’t shows how ridiculously much of a force the song could be if marketed correctly. I’m hoping that somehow it’ll get that exposure it needs or that despite the odds, it’ll start slowly gaining on the radio and it will climb up the charts. It deserves it.
“Ethan?” My voice shaky “did we” he looked down “yeah I think we did y/n” I palmed my forehead, walking around in circles. “Hey look I’m sorry” I looked up at him “we were drunk and things got out of hand, I know you have every right to be angry I should’ve never threw myself at you” I looked him in his honey colored eyes already looking into mine, he started to slightly lean in, god no he’s gonna kiss me although I can’t shake off the feeling of wanting to kiss him too.
He crashed his lips onto mine interlocking our fingers pushing me back on the bed gently climbing on top of me, he took one of his hands cupping my cheek deepening the kiss with more passion. I pulled away to take a breath and take in what just happened, he got the memo and stood up off of me fixing himself. “Sorry I couldn’t h-” “it’s fine e” he looked up at me his cheeks beginning to turn rosy “we can not tell Grayson agreed” I nodded my head “agreeed” I stood up in front of him engulfing him into a hug “last night never happened right dolan?” “Right y/l/n” you smiled kissing his cheek, you grabbed your shirt heading out.
You hear the front door begin to open, you dart back to ethans room closing the door behind you “what happened y/n” he looked at you confused “Graysons ho-” a knock was heard on the door of ethans room “Hey e I got you some food” ethan looked at me wide eyed “hide” he whisper yelled, I shot for the closet hiding behind a brown coat and umbrella. Luckily I could hear everything that was going on
E: “ thanks dude”
G: “ Yeah no problem, hey after we eat we should start filming for Tuesday’s vid”
E: “Yeah sounds good”
G: “you ok e, you look like you seen a ghost”
E: “I’m really tired, I think I’m gonna hit the sheets”
G: “ok… Well have a good slumber we gotta film today don’t forget”
Grayson got up and walked out the room, ethan letting out a breath of relief. “Ok y/n you can come out” I tried coming out but my leg was stuck “Hey e I’m struggling help me please” he got up and pulled me out the closet “your closet is a something else man” we laughed until the door swung open “hey do yo-” Grayson mouth fell open at the sight of me, I haven’t seen him in months “y/n?” He walked closer to me, now face to face.
“Gray it’s not what it looks like” ethan trying to cover up, Grayson raised an eye brow looking in his direction “she just came over because she needed a friend ok” I looked at him confused, he gave me the look to go along with it, I looked at Grayson meeting his gaze and instantly regretting it.
“Gray i-” “you don’t have to explain yourself, I should be the one explaining to you” I raised my eyebrows wanting to hear more “look what happened with us shouldn’t have happened and I myself shouldn’t have did what I did and I’m so sorry I know that’s not enough but I want to gain your trust and forgiveness because your worth it and I’m a douchebag” “it’s gonna take some time gray” “if it takes days,weeks,months, even years I’ll do it you mean that much to me” tearing up I nodded, Grayson smiled hugging me. I seen ethan over his shoulder he gave me a reassuring smile and crossed his finger to keep our little secret…
This is from the awesome seasonofthegeek’s prompt list here. Feel free to send me a prompt and a pairing.
Ladybug smiled as she finished up her evening patrol. She
loved being able to finish just in time to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower
and watch the sun set on her city. She swung up said tower with grace and ease,
she’d couldn’t believe that she would be able to say that she had become used to
climbing it, yet here she was doing exactly that.
She did one final swing and couldn’t help but do a couple of
flips as she fell towards the top of the Eiffel. Of course, as she finally got
a good view of the top she really wasn’t expecting to see her crush. Adrien was
sitting near the edge, relaxed with his hands behind his head and his legs dangling
over the edge. It so surprised (and terrified) her to see him lounging so precariously
that she managed to somehow trip instead of landing as she meant to.
Adrien blinked and sat up when he heard several loud
metallic bumping sounds moving towards him from the side. He was halfway turned
around when Ladybug accidently slammed into him. They went tumbling to the
side, only coming to a stop after several dizzying rolls.
Ladybug rubbed her head as she sat up. “Are you alright,
She opened her eyes, looked down and immediately let out
small eep. She was sitting on Adrien
Agreste’s stomach, his beautiful emerald eyes were staring straight into
hers, his concern for her obvious with the way he was looking at her.
“I’m fine!” She shouted suddenly, her hands coming up to her
face to cover her eyes.
Adrien smiled at the sight, she looked adorable. She peaked between her fingers at him and he couldn’t
help but go along with the warm feeling that exploded in his chest at the
sight, completely forgetting that he was Adrien right now and that, as far as
he knew, Ladybug didn’t know Adrien all that well.
“I’m so in love with you,” he said softly.
Ladybug’s hands dropped from her face so that she could
stare at him in shock. Adrien flushed a deep shade of red as he realized what
he just blurted out. She shook her head slowly and reached down to cup his face
with her hands.
“Am I dreaming?” She asked, mimicking how soft he had spoken
just before. Her thumb ghosted over Adrien’s lip, making his breath catch in
“No, I don’t think so,” he hesitated. “Does this… does this
mean you like me back?” he asked, failing to hide the deep longing in his
Ladybug heard it clearly and in response she slowly leaned
down towards him. Adrien’s eyes widened and then slowly slid closed as her soft
lips pressed against his.
After a moment they broke apart and Ladybug smiled giddily
down at him. “I love you too!” She said quickly. He smiled back at her and was
about to say it again himself when she suddenly got a confused look on her
“How did you get up here anyway?” She tilted her head to the
side and if Adrien wasn’t panicking he would have found it incredibly cute.
“I climbed?” He shrugged and grinned nervously. “Can you
help me down? It wasn’t as dark earlier,” he rushed out.
She blinked, trying to understand what he was saying. “You
need my help to get down?”
He nodded rapidly. “Please?”
Ladybug grinned. “Of course! I’ll show you what it’s like to
hang with Ladybug! It’s awesome, don’t worry.”
He hid a sigh of relief behind his hand. “I’m not worried;
you are amazing.”
She beamed and grabbed his hand. It was only when they were
swinging through the city at terrifying speeds that he realized he had left
Plagg sleeping on one of the beams.
Venus in Aries: I heard your laughter before I saw you. And then I couldn’t take my eyes off you. And after everyone had gone home we were still running around, or you were running I was just trying to keep up. You work hard, play hard and love even harder, but you like to try on a couple of sizes before you find the right fit. It’s the way you make me laugh at the most ludicrous things, the way you know exactly what you want and are not afraid to go and get it. You make me feel like anything is possible. Our love was like a tickle war turned makeout session, and I still remember the heat when our skin touched. There will never be anyone like you.
Venus in Taurus: Being with you is like coming home. Like a perfect dream. Like lavender candles and cuddling up to a marathon of our favourite show. You kissing me between every episode. You don’t like playing games and you don’t like being rushed when falling in love. You take your sweet time, worshipping my body and my mind so my heart can’t help but follow. I remember those lazy Sundays, strolling through the furniture store, your hand in mine and we would pretend to decorate our future house. But all we came out with were more lavender candles and a burning lust for each other. You turn the mundane into something truly magical.
Venus in Gemini: You drive me crazy, I never know where we stand. We spend the most incredible nights together and then I don’t hear from you in forever. Maybe that’s your style, you wanna look me in the eyes and not read my words on your phone. We sit for hours and people watch, making up backstories for them. When I’m with you I have no sense of time, all I can think about is your mischievous smile and the way you play with my hair. Your love is all-consuming, like nothing in the world matters to you more. With you my sense of reason is completely clouded, I’m yours for the night and every other night. If you’ll have me.
Venus in Cancer: My hero, my sensitive babe. Your heart on your sleeve, that look in your eyes and I was yours forever. When you kissed me I could see our lives flashing before my eyes. Sitting on opposite sides of the sofa. Your nose in a book but your hand on me, like you needed to be connected to me or else you’d die. Every time you catch me staring at you I can’t help the grin on my face. You are fragile and strong, creating this protective space around us where we can just be together. I love how you’re not afraid of your feelings, and how you already named our kids even though we need to discuss it lol. You make it feel so real, like you are the missing piece of the puzzle.
Venus in Leo: I remember the first time I met you, it all happened so fast. At a party, my friend introducing you and before I knew it your arms were around me. I remember melting into your hug, and the electricity in the air when we finally let go. Everyone else thought it was weird but we both knew, there was no turning back. Being with you feels like running through a field of flowers, faster and faster. Your laughter and your moans echo in my head. My legs feel like giving out but your hand refuses to let go of mine. It’s that smile after you say something clever, and they way you make me feel like it’s just me and you versus the world. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this loved.
Venus in Virgo: You make me feel whole. Driving down the freeway blasting our songs, I can’t sing but you don’t care. Your hand on the stick shift and for some reason I got all hot inside. It’s the way you wrap your arms around me at the checkout line, like I’m yours and you don’t care who knows. You’re thoughtful and observant, you make me feel like I matter to you. And it’s not an act, you are actually that kind. I’m trying so hard to describe you, but all I can think about is that night when my family fell apart. You drew a bath with bubbles and you held me until the water went cold. Then we ate raspberries (my favourite) and watched Modern Family. And then you loved me until I didn’t feel like I was falling apart anymore. I think that describes you more than words ever could. You’re the one I see sitting next to me on our porch doing a crossword puzzle, in our old bodies. But it doesn’t scare me because your spirit is forever young.
Venus in Libra: Being in love with you is so easy. Our first date was to the movies. You gave me a red poppy and held my hand the entire time, gently playing with my fingers. My heart was about to beat out of my chest but somehow I was calm, because you were. I love the way you talk so easy, with that breezy confidence. Like you’d never tell me a lie. The way you were charming and kind to everyone from the bus driver to the server at the pizza shop. After talking to each other all night in the park, it was the only place that was still open. My mum still asks about you. I think she loved you more than I did, and that’s saying something.
Venus in Scorpio: God, the way you tear me apart and then put me back together. Over and over again. You of all people know that life isn’t always chocolates and roses. You’re not afraid of the ugliness of human nature, instead you try to find the silver lining, the beauty in the madness. You demand that I’m honest with you, and in turn you trust me with your own secrets. It created a bond beyond love, or maybe it was love. It just felt different, like it was based in reality and not a love story. You’ve seen me at my worst and still think I’m beautiful, because you see people’s souls. Nobody can hide their true nature from you for you are an expert of reading between the lines. Your animalistic passion penetrates deep, and everything becomes a haze of lust and obsession. Because if you’re not obsessed it’s just not worth it. I would trust you with my life, because you would sacrifice your own for the one you love.
Venus in Sagittarius: We had just gotten comfortable on the top of the mountain we climbed when you hit me with “Do you think out of seven billion that some people have the same personality?” And you packed my favourite sandwich, tomato, mozzarella and basil. A moment of breathless kisses and triumph. Your strength made me feel strong too, and your devotion made my heart swell. You never stand still but it doesn’t matter, because you take me with you and always make sure I’m alright. You make me feel included, showing me off and introducing me to all your friends. I’ve never felt more proud than when I’m standing next to you. When you told me how much you loved me I knew it was true.
Venus in Capricorn: The true romantic. What drew me in was that calm stare, you looked like trouble I swear I was gonna faint on the spot. You could keep up with me, and when you took my hand and said “Trust me?” I somehow believed you. But what made me fall for you was how you kept all your promises. Your presence is honest and true, the way you make me feel like I would never be alone, like I would always have a friend. I love falling asleep in your arms to your heartbeat. You’re gentle with me, I can feel your love in every touch. Your love made me believe I could do anything, because I knew you would stick by my side. If I asked you to.
Venus in Aquarius: Keep it cool, that’s how you roll. Almost untouchable, but you let me touch you. It was like the seasons changed in seconds. You finished that last drop of champagne and said “Let’s get wet”, then we jumped in the pool. And then you kissed me. It felt like breathing underwater, I don’t even think you live in the same world as the rest of us. I texted you at 2 a.m. and you didn’t hesitate. Trapped between your body and the wall, your lips on my neck and I was already in heaven. I never thought you loved me back, until you showed up on my doorstep, whiskey on your breath and tears in your eyes. After that I never doubted you, because I knew then that your love was more than words.
Venus in Pisces: With you it’s all about the moment, and moments with you are plush and whimsical. Like sitting on a cloud. You are still the only person to ever write me a poem. And when you asked me if I liked it, how you let me see your vulnerable side even though the look in your eyes was sheer terror, you were brave. I was at loss for words so I just kissed you deeply. You see the beauty in the little things, like asking me about what I dreamt last night or giving me cupid earrings so they could whisper sweet nothings in my ear when you’re not around. Your love is poetic, you actually think of me and what makes me happy. Whenever you see something that reminds you of me you always let me know. I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be so cherished.
Two beautiful commissions made for me by @tosquinha! (I can’t get over how amazing they are! Based on two scenes from my fic Bad Apple (a bad boy Yuuri AU).
arrived at the skating rink on his motorcycle, throwing up dust and filling the
morning air with deafening noise. He parked, turned off the engine and climbed
off. Only when he pulled off his helmet did he realize he had an audience.
stood still, his mouth slightly open.
catch flies, if you don’t stop that,” Yuuri said, walking past him.
you give me a ride –”
“Hell no!” Yuuri exclaimed. “I’m not a
taxi service.” He caught sight of his reflection in one of the windows and
stopped to fix his gelled-back hair.
made as if to protest, but for some reason cut off abruptly. Yuuri caught
Victor’s reflection and noticed the blush on his face.
And this is why this whole coach thing is
such a bad idea.
mind worked in odd ways and he’d often done things out of spite. This time it
calculated that the worst thing to do was to turn around and smirk and so he
(from Chapter 3)
already dark when Victor stepped outside, finally finished with practice for
the day. He and Yuuri had decided to practice separately at least until the
Russian Nationals were over. Unfortunately, this meant that they went to
different parts of the city for practice. He was tired and was doing his best
not to think of the long and lonely commute home.
going my way, pretty boy?”
stood against his motorbike in his usual leather jacket and gloves, arms
crossed over his chest and a smirk on his lips.
Presumably, if adult humans are weird, then human kids must be weird as well. But of course, since aliens probably wouldn’t interact with human children too much, there might not be much about them in the human guide.
Imagine a human leaving her kid with an alien friend because her SO is sick and none of her human crewmates are able to act as babysitter and she’s got an important meeting. So she goes to the meeting and the alien takes her kid to one of the rooms in the ship that acts as a sort of play area.
Then, when the human comes out of the meeting, she picks her phone up and sees that she has some missed calls…
1st call: “Hey, Katie, it’s me, Grit. I know you’re probably in the meeting by now and can’t answer your phone, but I was just wondering… Jackie’s been chasing the other kids a lot, is she hunting them? Is that part of the whole predatory instincts thing? They all seem to be having fun— at least I think so, they’re all making that weird noise you guys make— but I just thought I’d let you know. And, um, listen… she’s not going to try and eat the ones she catches, is she?”
2nd call: “Hi, Katie, Grit again— look, I know that you guys are descended from tree climbing mammals and so your offspring need climbing equipment to satisfy those instincts— but there’s no way she’s supposed to be that high, right? None of the other parents are doing anything and I can’t go up and get her down because my hooves can’t get a grip on the frame. She’s right on top and— NO!<incomprehensible noises that sound like a cross between the moo of a cow and the bray of a donkey>— okay, so she’s swinging from the bars. One of the other humans just explained that that’s normal. He’s offered me some coffee, but I said no because I’m pretty sure that stuff’s toxic. I’ll try not to call again unless there is an emergency.”
3rd call: “I’m so sorry, Jackie’s been injured. She tripped over and seems to have lost a layer of skin from her knee. She’s making these noises and there’s liquid coming from her eye sockets and I don’t know what to do! Please pick up! There’s blood and the coffee offering human keeps saying she should suck the blood out or something. Is that a thing? Does your species’ saliva have healing properties? Shoud I call a medic?! Please pick up!”
4th call: “Sorry for that last message. Jackie seems to be doing fine now. I don’t know how— she should be laid out for weeks after an injury like that! Please, for my sanity, can you get a human babysitter next time?”
- Rap Monster: “LOVE YOURSELF: Her is a series following after ‘Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa’ and ‘WINGS’. This album takes the role of ‘seung’ in ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’ and features 11 songs.” (TV Report) (seung: explanation, gi seung jeon gyeol: introduction - explanation - twist - conclusion)
- Rap Monster: “I think this album will become one of our turning points.” (TV Report)
- Jin: “Please love our song ‘DNA’ that contains our DNA.” (Mydaily)
- Suga: “I was greatly surprised when I heard the news about the number of pre-orders. It was 700,000 for the last album and we were very grateful to our fans and everyone who listened to our album then too. This time we thought we shall grow a little greedier and it would possibly reach 800,000 orders, we were greatly surprised seeing the news. I’m grateful that this many people love us. I think the pre-orders represent the trust and love for our music, I’m really grateful.” (Herald Pop)
- Rap Monster: “‘DNA’ contains our message of reconciliation and unite that we want to throw at the society.” (Mydaily)
- [About the meaning of ‘harmony’] Rap Monster: “I think love is an ability. If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love others. I often hear people saying that love is an illusional and vague thing these days. I thought about the method of loving. The time we spend looking into ourselves is getting lesser ad lesser because of smart phones and news media. I consider loving oneself to be the answer to many things. We don’t have the confidence to love ourselves completely, but we want to try and think about that answer. Starting from loving ourselves. That’s how it started. Although we haven’t been able to find that answer yet, we hope we can as we go along with the ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’ series.” (Mydaily, Joynews24)
- [About the whistle sound] Rap Monster: “I and Jungkook did the whistling together but I don’t know which one they used.” (News Inside)
- [About new goals] Suga: “Whenever we receive this question, we always said that our goal is to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Hot 100 chart actually requires having many albums sold, having songs streamed a lot and another important thing is radio play. This is not easy at all. We are holding expectation whether it will come true this time, but luckily US radio stations are giving us a lot of attention and select our songs often, so we’re carefully placing hope this time. Our album is being sold in the US this time and so many people are showing expectation and attention for us so we want to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart this time.” (Newsen)
- Jimin: “I really want us to top the digital music chart when the digital album is released. I hope many people will love all of our songs this time as well as give BTS who always attempt new things a lot of love.” (Newsen)
- ‘DNA’ is a song of an uncommonly seen music structure in K-pop, featuring the foreign trendy EDM pop genre and bold use of beat drop. The song contains the message ‘we are entwined by fate from the beginning, we are one from the DNA’. (Newsen)
- Suga: “BTS members and the company staff often hold meetings together. The album concepts are from our thoughts and the producers’ thoughts merged together. When we first debuted, we each were busy making our own music, but now we combine BTS’ thoughts and the company’s ones and come up with the concepts.” (Maeil Kyungje)
- Rap Monster: “I often have meetings and hang out with the company staff. I talk with the producers, including Bang Shihyuk PD. The company keeps an eye on what we think.” (Maeil Kyungje)
- Rap Monster: “I always want to give good influence socially. Whenever I see people who like us, I feel a sense of responsibility. It can be become their inspiration or be left as good impression to them, but I think even mere appreciation like enjoying listening to our music or feeling our dance to be cool can also give good influence. I’m feeling the responsibility to keep offering good influence.” (Newsen)
- Suga: “Music is an extraordinary act that can moves someone. I hope the world will eventually become a world where many people are happy.” (Maeil Kyungje)
- [About ‘GO Rather Than Worrying’] Suga: “These days the young generation uses words like ‘YOLO’ and ‘spendthrift’, and I can’t understand why they use those words that much. We interpreted it from the perspective of BTS (in the song), I hope you would think about why the young generation uses ‘YOLO’ and ‘spendthrift’ while listening.” (Mydaily)
- [About ‘DNA’ music video] Suga: “We emphasized on the fancy impression to portray the feeling of falling in love. I was amazed every time I see the music video filming set, because it was so beautiful. I feel good since the result will come out great.” (Sports Joseon)
- Jin: “‘Best Of Me’ is a great song to listen to with lyrical melodies. This song was mixed by a partner who works together with The Chainsmokers. I hope many people would listen to it.” (Sports Joseon)
- Rap Monster: “There’s a famous performance in which president Obama dropped his mic to wrap up the new year speech. It was one of the performances that hold the meaning ‘My speech was good, right?’. ‘MIC Drop’ is a track connected with it. It features a lot of our swag and ambitions and was inspired by president Obama’s speech.” (Seoul Kyungje)
- [About collaboration with Seo Taiji] V: “He gave us support and told us that it’s our era now. I can truly feel that it’s an honor to be able to perform together with such a legendary senior singer.” (Mydaily)
- Jin: “Seo Taiji-sunbaenim told me that I can call him ‘father’. I was grateful that he used the word ‘Seo Taiji and Sons’.” (Mydaily)
- Suga: “I call him ‘hyungnim’. He’s way younger than my father.” (Mydaily)
- [About why the start of the series is ‘seung’ (explanation) and not ‘gi’ (introduction)] Suga: “When we consider the process of falling in love as ‘gi seung jeon gyeol’, I think the stage where we are the most immersed in love would be ‘seung’, so the album started as ‘seung’. There will come a moment when you understand why ‘seung’ comes out now if you follow our album sequence in the future.” (Mydaily)
- Rap Monster: “I think a lot about where our goal should be. When we first debuted, I couldn’t even think of working together with The Chainsmokers. Performing at the Gymnastics Stadium was our goal before debut, but now all kinds of unimaginable proposals are coming from inside and outside of our company. I’m curious about how far we can go. Our abstract goal is to climb up to the top and leave a milestone in the history like how PSY-sunbaenim did.” (Mydaily, Joynews24)
- Suga: “We followed the path of the senior singers and now we too need to build that path and advance further. I hope we can build better paths with better sides of us.” (Joynews24)
- BTS: “Although figures are important, we want to show good music and good performance.” (Joynews24)
I’m gonna assume, based on all the tweets flooding my tl, that Thomas just hit 2M on YT. It’s cool to see and actually kinda surreal. Cause seeing him climb his way to the top with Vine and now him branching out to YouTube?? It’s just..so crazy to see how far he’s come. Like. Seriously. You guys. From finding him on Vine with 20k to seeing him hit million after million and now 2M on YouTube? It’s just so..wow! And I know Thomas isn’t a numbers guy, which is one of the things I really love about him, but seeing him at this point after all these years just makes my heart swell. And like. All the people he’s helped and inspired in some way shape or form and seeing all of them do the same for each other?? It’s just a beautiful thing. Seriously. I love it and this community so much! And I hope people see that this fandom is a direct reflection of the kind of person Thomas is! I’m rambling. But I just gotta say how super proud I am and how much I love my handsome, talented gay friend! 🌈💜🏳️🌈
And I think we all know that Thomas wouldn’t be where he is now without the help from all of his equally, if not more so, talented friends helping him out with all of his videos!! Every single one of them deserve the same amount of love and recognition as Thomas! They’re all amazing and incredible people! 💕
Okay, so I love to sleep (who doesn’t!?) buuuut I always find myself feeling tired during the day, and recently I’ve come up with a couple of things to do to help myself (and now, others) sleep better, feel less tired and wake up more easily!
1. Get. Enough. Sleep.
I know so many people who complain about being tired and it’s almost always because they stay up too late the night before. What they need is a sleep schedule, a set time to go to bed every night and wake up each day. I, being a young teen who can’t function without enough sleep, usually go to bed at 11 and wake up at 8 on nights that I don’t have school, and on nights that I do, I go to bed and wake up an hour earlier.
2. Your bed is for sleeping and ONLY sleeping.
If you use your bed like a couch, watching Netflix and do your homework on it, your brain will begin to associate it with those things and not sleeping, making it harder to fall asleep at night. So don’t. By only using your bed for sleeping, your brain will start to think that bed=sleep, which helps you fall asleep faster each night.
I have a bunk bed, so I use the bottom bunk for whatever I like (usually scrolling through tumblr or watching Netflix) and when I feel it’s time to go to bed, I leave my phone on my desk and climb onto the top bunk and go to sleep. Bringing your phone to bed only encourages you to go on it and before you know it, your battery is dead and it’s 4am. So don’t. Just put the phone down for once. Eventually your brain will learn that bed=sleep and you’ll be able to get to sleep faster at night.
3. Waking up effectively.
This can be separated into 3 main points:
Don’t hit snooze, this is so tempting, but getting up as soon as your alarm goes off is key to being more productive in the mornings.
Drink a glass of water as soon a you wake up, this helps you feel more refreshed and keeps you hydrated (which Tumblr seems obsessed with haha)
This one’s more specific to me, but I figured that other people might find it useful too: Put on some music when you get up, dancing around my room to it while I’m getting dressed and ready for the day puts me in a really good mood and if I’m feeling happy I’m usually more productive too! (If you want to know what I’m listening to, my Spotify is laura_ann203)
This is my first original textpost, hopefully someone found it helpful? I’ll probably be making more of these in the future.
Feel free to reblog this so that other people can use these tips too!
okay so y/n is part of the avengers (she’s peter’s age) & peter does something that practically kills him. y/n freaks out & goes to hold him while the rest of the avengers just watch her in pity. they take peter & tell y/n to go cool down. and then when peter wakes up, he is sternly told by tony to go see y/n before she goes crazy. sorry this is long & specific ❤️ love your writing btw!! one of my favorite blogs
a/n - i had went back and forth with a lot of ideas on this fic, and i really hope it doesn’t seem rushed and i hope it turned out okay and not a flop like me :( but don’t forget to request a peter parker/spider-man fic if you want and follow!
Another building came down to the ground as another crowd ran from the scene, only being able to hear their own screams as the enemy came to terrorize New York. It was only another work of Hydra, trying to come and ruin the lifestyle that so many people have made here. It was fight, after fight, after fight, after fight, and I didn’t know if I could take it anymore.
Peter and I, both natives of Queens, and also the youngest on the team. When Peter and I had first arrived to Headquarters, Captain didn’t hesitate to warn us that most enemies target the younger party the most, and that the rest of the team would prioritize the safety of Peter and I before their own.
Today’s situation seemed to be a bit more difficult than the others, from when I looked up and saw Tony struggling to keep another part of a building from falling to when I saw Natasha almost beaten by one of Hydra’s minions. Something about today was just a bit, off.
“(Y/N)!” I heard Rogers call. I turned around to see his shield coming my way, gripping it tightly and slamming it into the bodies of Hydra’s concoctions. They were out within a second, having me throw the shield back to Rogers. He then ran off with Clint, leaving myself and Wanda to deal with the others.
“Where’s Parker?” Natasha spoke into the intercom. My heart dropped as I looked up and tried to find the boy, hoping to see a spot of red and blue anywhere. I turned around as my last hope, calming down when I saw him swinging from one building to the other, coming closer to the scene.
“Southside on 54th, coming right this way.” I said.
So I work professionally as a living statue in a fairly busy venue. I know, weird, but it’s a living.
Anyhow, last year, this new girl on the scene with a different act decided to get really territorial with me. The spot I’ve been using for five years is prime turf and she wanted it. At first, I tried to be nice. I would let her know when I was going on break and tried to be a team player. Unfortunately, this performer had different ideas. Whenever I was in “her spot” she would climb on top of me, like ten feet away and try to bully me off. She would even set up in front of me and use her costumes wings to block my sight lines.
Now, if you’ve never busked before in a contracted atmosphere, this is a BIG no no. We are usually really respectful of each other and maintain a distance. We try to create an entertaining environment not a competition. This bitch decided she was the only one who mattered and didn’t care if she gave me anxiety attacks with her nonsense.
Anyway, skip forward a year. It’s a whole new season and I’m desperately trying to not let my anxiety over this chick wreck my attitude. So I got the best revenge I could. I worked my ass off. Never left that spot alllllll day long. She kept walking by but there was no way to get in front of me without causing a scene.
Nine hours later, I’m exhausted, hungry, and dehydrated but I’m $500 richer and she’s stewing in frustration somewhere. Take that! Maybe I’ll do it again tomorrow.
After I graduated high school, I spent six months in the shadow of the Argentine mountains, living amongst the locals. I was what they called a “summit hyper.” Essentially, my job involved walking around to all the hot tourist spots and talking about how nobody could climb the mountains, that is, no one who wasn’t extremely brave. Supposedly this was so they would hire a guide and the local villages would get a portion of the money. So, this works about 25% of the time; these guys end up trying to go climb Mt. South America and all just to prove their manhood or something.
Well, one time I was in the plaza doing my speech when this guy in the back of the crowd stands up and asks me if I’ve ever even been to the top of the mountains. I was taken aback. I didn’t really know where this was coming from. Here he was, trying to assault my manhood, my self-respect. Who was he, you know? Who was he to try to come at me like that.
They still had duels in Argentina. Yes, like the ones from 18th century America. Each person gets a pistol and does the step thing and turns and fires and honor and all that. So I challenge the guy to a duel. He says “Where?” I say “Top of that mountain!” all dramatic like and point to the top of the tallest peak of the area. He of course accepts.
We depart the next day. It’s just me and him and our pistols on our journey up. 13,000 feet and no safety harnesses or anything. This was at the start of winter, too, so it was a real challenge. We help each other out, though, pointing out pitfalls and sharing a fire at the end of a hard day’s climb.
His name was Hernando and he was my best friend until I won the duel.