I am sad and worried and I needed to do something with all of it so I drew this for you. I ran out of time to finish it today (but I will!) but I wanted to say I love you guys, I love you Jet, you are all so important to me. Jet, you have kept me going through some terrible times and you absolutely succeed in being a safe haven and I’m so grateful for you. I wish we could do more. PS, after starting critical role, I now imagine Mako doing Grog’s Rage growl thing.
I LOVE THIS PICTURE
I mean it’s always a good day when we get to hear from you, BUT THIS.
Already the details are extraordinary. Rei and Minako’s joy, the way you worked in how Ami looked to be nearly falling off in my picture, Usagi’s BEST glomphug, MAKO’S ROAR OF TRIUMPH.
And then you have the nerve to be so sweet in the text, what the fuck. It’s not at all that my aggression is covering that I’m too touched to know what to say. Never that.
I love you guys too. So much. AND I LOVE THIS THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Congratulations on all of those followers! I would like to request Bucky, and the phrase "not just another day at the office". Mostly because I do not want to go to work tomorrow.
Thank you! And yes it is merry monday here as well and I’m not looking forward to starting work either so I feel your pain!
The loud buzzing of your alarm clock went off as you rolled over slamming your hand down on the button. You rubbed your eyes as you sat up and stretched. You wished you could hit snooze a thousand more times but if you didn’t get up now you were going to be late and your boss hated when you were late, although that didn’t stop him from being late all the time.
After a quick shower and breakfast you were ready for the day. You made your usual short walk to work just like any other day. Staring up at the giant and impressive tower in front of you before walking in. You hit the button on the elevator and leaned against the wall, closing your eyes for just one more minute in a desperate attempt to get just one more second of sleep before you started the day.
The elevator doors opened, letting you off on your floor. You meandered your way over to your lab coat, throwing it on and pulling your hair back, you began work. You reviewed your emails and took down the necessary notes while taking occasional sips from your coffee.
“Y/N!” Your boss’s voice rang out as he rounded the corner into your office.
“Tony aren’t you a bit loud for this early in the morning, or rather a bit awake? In my two years here I don’t think I’ve ever seen you before noon.” You peered up at him through your lashes.
“Very funny Y/N but I’m here on business.” Tony shot back. “I’ve brought someone I’d like you to meet. We’re going to be doing some work on him in the coming weeks so I need you to familiarize yourself with his mechanics.”
You just nodded and gestured for him to get on with it. A moment later he cleared his throat making you look up. Your breath caught in your throat as your eyes locked with the stranger’s crisp blue ones.
“Well, I’ll leave you two to get acquainted.” Tony waved as he left the room, leaving you with alone with this unequivocally handsome man.
“Hey, I’m Bucky. I guess you’re gonna be the one working on my arm?” He reached out his metal hand to shake yours.
You stood up, walking around from behind your desk to greet him. The cold metal sent goosebumps across your skin as your hands met. You managed to stutter out your name and answer his question as your eyes stayed locked. He smiled at you and you felt your knees go weak. Now this was not just another day at the office.
Too often I make the mistake of wishing away the days and then pretty soon those future days become the present. As the days begin to become a blur and fade into one another we meet new people, lose friends we thought we’d have forever, make mistakes, learn lessons and discover ourselves some more. I’m learning to embrace life and where I’m at with it and take each day as a blessing. Time gets away from us so there’s no better way make it last other than enjoying it. I’m happy with the road I’m on because I know Jesus Christ is right beside me. To the memories I wished away and the people who took different roads than myself, I hope you’re doing well on this journey through life.
as you can tell, the hiatus lasted longer than expected, and it will continue to indefinitely. I don’t know how best to explain this without giving away too much of what is going on in my life right now, but it’s just not realistic for me to upkeep it through this. I sincerely apologize, and I wish things were different. I won’t delete the blog, and it will remain as an archive as I know many like to go through it. maybe when my life becomes more stable, I’ll come back. I know this is sudden and unexpected, and I completely understand if you’re upset with me for this, but you just have to trust me when I say things are stressful for me right now and this blog would just add onto the stress. I really had a lot of fun in the short time I had this blog. I met a lot of awesome people and got to help so many others! I wish you all wonderful days, and I will miss you all so much. thank you for 1500 followers and all the kindness and positivity shared through this blog!
This is for anyone who can’t really relate to Mother’s Day sentiments due to cutting themselves off from toxic parents. Eternal hugs to all of you. I personally haven’t spoken to my mom in over 4 years so it’s always kinda white noise for me when this time comes around. Always remember your feelings are VALID.
“But she’s your MOM.” has to be one of the most insensitive, ignorant, pious fucking statements I’ve ever heard too many times in my life. I can’t stand people who say that to me.
It’s really so generalizing and damaging when people say things like “But they’re you’re family…” as though that mandates that you to continue to enable someone to treat you horribly. IT’S NOT OK.
For those of you who are still dealing with toxic family members, even more hugs to you. It’s a difficult path and we all have our own journey. I wish you strength and peace. You’ll get there.
I feel nothing and everything at the same time. My mood swings become worse each day. I miss a lot of people but at the same time, I’m relieved they don’t want to meet me. Although it hurts which is contradictory. I wish I could touch the people I like and love more often. Hug them, stroke them, kiss them, hold hands with them, cuddle with them. My heart hurts from all this lack of love and at the same time overflow of love. My whole being is one fucking paradox.
jacksonwang852g7: My Dearest Mom happy birthday! 🎁🎊🎈🎉 Thank you for being by my side during my birthday, always insist of going to the supermarket even though you don’t feel well, just to cook me dinner. Always organizing and cleaning up my room. Always there waiting for me until I sleep. Basically thinking about me every moment. Always worrying about my health condition, about the amount of time I could sleep. But to be honest, it really hurts me deep down my heart. You’ve already been through a lot back then while raising me up. And as your son I don’t want you to suffer anymore and I really want you to do what you loved to do and what you wanted to do. I should be the one who is taking care of you and dad now. Maybe in your perspective, sometimes you would say it’s a waste of money, waste of time and it’s not important. But I just want you to know, as your son, The fact that I can do something for you, it’s happier than anything else, and more important than anything else. Maybe I can’t be with you because of work all the time, not being able to do what a son is supposed to do. Truly sorry but I always think about you, and I wish you can be happy every day. The world, no the greatest mom in the universe. Happy birthday 🎂
Marinette woke slowly, the soft rumble reeling her out of a pleasant dream and the unmistakable vibration of her pillow steadily grounding her in reality. But even when she blinked open her eyes it still took a moment to place the sound. At first she thought it was her phone.
But then she remembered what had been happening before she fell asleep.
Root beer floats on the balcony. Video games until well past two in the morning. Giggling at a comic book on her bed untilㅡ
no, that was definitely the last thing she remembered. As if in response to this, she became aware of a glossy page plastered to her cheek. Sitting up, she peeled the comic book off and tossed it aside, afraid to look behind her at the other side of her bed. Because if he’d simply left, then what was that suspiciously purr-like sound? Man, they’d fallen asleep on accident again, hadn’t they?
In the darkness Marinette peeked over her shoulder at him, then immediately sqeaked in terror when she saw his bare arm and wrenched her pillow up to press it over her eyes.
He isn’t transformed. Oh my god, he detransformed in his sleep!
He reminds me of a cold breeze during summer nights. When I refused to fall asleep until midnight. He reminds me of a strange note I’ve found above my table when I came to work, saying good morning and wishing me a nice day. He reminds me of sunsets with some drizzles. He’s the one— who I thought of each and every time I see something beautiful. Something wonderful that it makes my heart aches for more. He is someone I haven’t seen for a very long time. But he will always be a book in my series. A star in my constellation. He was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. And even if we hadn’t ended up in each other’s arms, he will always have the character that can make my heart feel warm.
Heeere’s my secret shallura valentine’s gift for the wonderful and fantastic Dragons, aka @shiroallura! Forgive me that I added some angst, but per your request I also added a friends-to-lovers trope ^^;). This is based on an au story I plan to write, and I kinda went overboard with this little scene after listening to this song . Hope you like it, lovely!! <3
Hit Korean boy band BTS is ready to take over Anaheim
Rap Monster, one of the seven guys in the South Korean boy
band BTS, says it was only at the end of 2016 that he and the others
realized how huge their band had become around the world.
“Somebody in the company sent me a message: ‘You got No. 26
on Billboard OMG congratulations,’” says Mr. Monster, the 22-year-old
rapper born Kim Nam-joon, by phone from Chicago where BTS was set to
play on Thursday before hitting Honda Center for a pair of sold-out
shows on Saturday and Sunday.
“At first I thought, 'Ha ha, your humor isn’t really very
good,’” says Rap Monster, the leader of the group and its primary
songwriter. “We didn’t believe it.”
But as more messages started to ping onto their phones he
says the BTS boys realized it was no joke: Their sophomore album,
“Wings,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 26 after its October
release, making it the highest chart position for any K-pop act – not
to mention one that sings primarily in Korean – and offering a bit of
foreshadowing for Billboard naming the record the best K-pop album of
Since then things have only gotten sunnier for Rap Monster,
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. In February, “Wings” was
re-released in a new edition as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and the
combined editions have since sold nearly 1.5 million copies worldwide.
Music videos for “Spring Day” and “Not Today” were released a week apart
last month as well and exploded on YouTube where they’ve currently
racked up 59.2 million and 60.1 million views respectively.
“When we heard that and really got that, I was saying, 'OK,
this is going to be a whole other world,’” Rap Monster says of the
significance of the Billboard chart success and all that followed. “And I
feel like we should do something more, and dream something more.”
This past week they’ve taken a step toward something more,
playing their first headlining and sold-out arena dates in the United
States, after previously having mostly played on multi-artist billings
at KCON conventions held here.
“So many people just to see BTS was really an honor,” Rap
Monster says of the opening pair of shows at the Prudential Center in
Newark, N.J. “It feels dreamy these days.”
Not, mind you, that it’s been anything like an overnight success or an easy road for him and the other BTS members.
He grew up a top student in his school who loved American
rappers such as Eminem and Nas, performing even as he attended high
school and eventually catching the attention of BTS future manager Bang
Si-hyuk at BigHit Entertainment in South Korea. And though he says he
gave up on music when he was 16, lacking confidence in where he was
headed, he says Bang encouraged him to stay strong, believe in himself,
and sign on as the first to join BTS, even though at the time he wasn’t
sure who or what it would end up incorporating.
“I was not aware of the other members,” Rap Monster says.
“But I like the company and I respect them. And he promised to me, 'I
will make you do your music and get big someday, so please believe me.’
"So I believed him.”
The other six members soon were selected, each of them
bringing different talents on the mic or on stage. Songs were developed
by Rap Monster and the other members, with a team of producers working
to craft the best music from the raw material, the melodies and beats,
that they created.
“Our chemistry is different from other groups,” Rap Monster
says. “Everyone has their own points and characteristics. If I’m a bad
dancer, a good dancer teaches me. If I’m a good songwriter, I help the
others with a good melody.”
We ask the obvious question: Are you a bad dancer?
He laughs and answers: “Yes, I’m a bad dancer.”
Their music is different from a lot of K-pop acts that have
made ripples on the American airwaves. They’re not popular because of
the novelty aspect of their songs – think “Gangnam Style” by Psy from a
few years back. And they’re not quite as bubblegum as a group such as
Girls Generation or as eclectic as the synthpop of f(x), the first
Korean band to play the South By Southwest festival.
Instead, BTS often aims for that sweet spot where R&B
and rap get together, the kind of stuff Justin Bieber might be doing if
he sang in Korean and there were six Bieber variations with fashionable
hair and eclectic yet unified fashion choices.
“BTS music sounds like it’s from America,” Rap Monster says.
“We decide to always watch the trends and watch what’s going on over
the world. America’s the No. 1 market in the world so that’s why people
in America prefer us.”
As for communicating through the language divide, Rap
Monster says that’s partly handled by the group’s wildly enthusiastic
social media following: “Fans translate our lyrics and interviews,” he
says of a following that has landed them at the top of Billboard’s
Social 50 list for a total of 17 weeks since “Wings” dropped in October.
“They’re able to say, 'OK, BTS is talking about us and our lives.’”
And it’s partly addressed through lyrical subjects that
express the common hopes and dreams and fears and worries of any
teenager or young adult in any country.
“Our lyrics are mostly Korean but we always talk about the
young people’s lives and their minds,” Rap Monster says. “There’s
something similar between every young person in the world, in America or
in Korea. We share something together even if we use different
languages or live so far.”
American fans are also the savviest music lovers in the
world, Rap Monster says, which made heading out on this brief headlining
tour a little bit intimidating at first.
“We actually were scared of performing in America as a solo
act,” he says. “Their playlists are the best in the world. I was really
nervous for them.
"But after we were on stage our fear disappeared. They’re
like everybody, they’re like friends. Singing along all of the lyrics
even through the raps. They know how to play, the rhythms and the
An aside here to share our favorite piece of Rap Monster
trivia. You might be wondering whether he spoke through a translator. He
did not. His excellent English skills were polished in the classroom
but also at home through what he refers to as “a Korean mothers
“'Friends’ was really famous for the mothers in Korea for
English education,” Rap Monster says of the hit American sitcom from the
'90s. “It was kind of like a syndrome. Korean mothers make their kids
watch 'Friends’ even when they were eating food or playing.
"I think it really helped. It has like 10 seasons, I think,
and I watched it like more than five times through the 10 seasons. They
use the gestures and expressions, like, Americans use, right? I think
that naturally teaches me how to speak or how to make a gesture when you
try to express some emotions.
"Thank you, 'Friends,’” he says, laughing. “God bless 'Friends’!”
Rap Monster recently collaborated with the American rapper
Wale on the song “Change,” which like some of BTS’ other songs – and
unlike most K-pop – touches on politics and societal issues. He says
he’d loved Wale’s music for a few years when the opportunity to do the
song came along last year “like a miracle, like a dream come true.
"The song has already come out and we shot a music video
together, but still sometimes I lie in my bed and think, 'Did I really
do something with him?’” Rap Monster says.
He knows that boy groups from Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync to
the Jonas Brothers and One Direction tend to have a finite lifespan
before members get restless to move on solo projects, acting gigs and
other opportunities. But he thinks the variety of interests and musical
genres that individual BTS members have can be handled on the side or
even within the group, and BTS itself can carry on.
So while Rap Monster says he’d love to collaborate with
Drake or Miguel one day, Suga feels the same way about Kanye West and
Flume. Jungkook seems more inclined toward pop R&B – his dream
musical partners would include Bieber or Charlie Puth. V is a little bit
old school, having mentioned Norah Jones and the Fugees as on his wish
list. Rap Monster ticks off the rest of the band: Jimin digs Chris
Brown, J-Hope is into the similarly initialed J. Cole, and Jin is a fan
of old-school showman Bruno Mars.
“I always tell them that every time we have hits under the
name of BTS we shine the best when we are a team,” Rap Monster says. “I
know all the seven members, they love music, and I know their No. 1 wish
is for us to perform and make music and sing and dance.
"Maybe someday someone will want to be on a television show
or be an actor,” he says. “I just hope they know all of the popularity
and fame and money is from the name of our team. That’s not one person,
everybody contributes to the team.
"Nobody knows the future. I just hope it can last as long as possible.”
OH GEEZ So I actually do like Goro in the sense where he has potential to be a good character, but like my other fav Haru had little time to display it. Hoping we’ll get more of a background for him one day in some future release, you never know.
Plus I wish we had some sort of closure with him like we did the rest of our party members. A guy can dream. :V
@avengerstories - The messages you sent me after editing this part let me know that I had successfully tugged on all of the right heartstrings, so thank you for that.
Whenever an uncomplicated task arises, people say it’s as easy to accomplish as breathing. The adage always made perfect sense to you whenever you heard it. Breathing is second nature. It can be done without having to think twice and, sometimes, it feels like certain tasks are the same way.
Today, that’s not the case. Standing here across from Bucky for the first time in weeks, you find that breathing is anything but easy. The air was knocked out of your lungs as soon as you stumbled upon the note he wrote on the canvas and you haven’t yet recovered. You have to keep reminding yourself to breathe, just breathe. But it’s hard. How are you supposed to remember to inhale and exhale in a moment like this?
“Are you going to say something?” You press, once the silence of the room becomes too unbearable. Your fingers curl tightly around the canvas as you wait for Bucky to speak. “Anything?”