The gangster!Hoseok au is usually sad-ish and serious, I mean I love those but what I'd love to see it y/n's first time visiting his place. Idk how his place would look like but imagine y/n being all like 'oh look... guns' 'Oh... More guns', ya feel? I love your work though xD xxxxx
i feel you, so here we go
coming to hoseok’s place for the first time was rather… refreshing.
in past relationships, whenever you went over to your partner’s place, it would usually be here nor there in terms of cleanliness and style. it was either the usual black decor with messy clothes all over or vice versa, or a mix here and there that you didn’t really care because it’s the person you were with that mattered, not the place.
but boy, you had another thing coming when you visited where hoseok lived.
if you were being honest, you would say you had an inkling how things would be but not quite in this manner. ten minutes in and he’s taking a quick shower, leaving you to explore around to your liking. when you see he has a bottle of wine oh-so-conveniently placed by the island, you step into the kitchen.
what’s mine is yours.
don’t mind if i do, jung hoseok.
you’re chuckling as you place the bottle of wine by the counter nearest to the glass door. you open up the cabinet ahead to find for some wine glasses but not quite when there’s a gun slotted between the packets of biscuits. with a okay… you close it and shift to the next door of cabinet, only to be greeted with something similar. when you resort to find a wine opener instead, pulling open the drawer by your right to see a pistol at the end of cutleries makes you sigh and - “looking for gold, love?”
as you turn over your shoulder to see him in a loose shirt with his boxers on, you face him completely when he stands in front of you, hands already coming up your sides to sling around your waist.
“a wine opener with two glasses would be just fine. so far, three guns are all i managed to find,”
“…so you saw them, huh?”
“they’re for protection,” you murmur, a hand steadying on his shoulder, the other cupping his cheek to lure him for a quick kiss before you continue, “i understand. you know i do,”
he smiles and leans in to kiss you again, only to pause in time before a third one when he peeks over you to see the bottle of wine and he seems to have a better idea to get the night started.
This might be silly, but you crossed the street in front of my car today on your way to Powell's, after I'd finished my final shift there and was on my way home, and I got SO EXCITED. I wanted to say hi, but I also didn't want to be That Creepy Person so I just flapped at my partner. Anyway, you're cool, and I hope you had a lovely bookstore visit!
Awww, I wish you’d said hi! I love meeting folks from various places on the internet!
I did have a lovely visit to Powell’s, and managed to restrain myself to buying only three books. (I kept reminding myself about the towering “To Be Read” stacks I already have.)
Peeps, please remember: if you see me Out and About, please come say hi! I may not have time for a lengthy conversation, but meeting folks who read my various postings is always a treat for me.
Hello, I love your blog so much and I literally visit it daily (your masterlist has saved me so many times). That being said, I'd love it so much if you could Rec some fics where Draco and Harry are in situations where they're stuck together (like in a physically room or mentally or pretty much any place they're forced to be together) I've read all the fics on your bonded rec list and loved them all. Thank you so much and have a lovely day.
I read this ask wrong first, so congrats you also made me update my bonding list. :D I separated your request in to two, hope you enjoy it and thank you for the support x
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Hey I saw that ask from that shitty anon & I wondered if you had any tips on traveling cheap? I'd love to see the world but I live in a place where money doesn't come easily. <3
hello!! sure, where should i start!
MINI CHEAP TRAVEL GUIDE:
1)What’s the plan?(type of trip) Firstly, figure out where you want to go! Think of a few aspects that you are looking for in your trip, for example mountains, beaches, architecture, a certain culture…? Maybe you want to visit a few countries that are near each other? Find out as much as you can about your destination to make sure you will be happy with what you chose.
2)Finding the cheapest option to go to So to travel cheap is to think about where it would be cheapest to live, get best flights etc. For example you can spend the same amount for a week in europe and a month in asia. So first thing is look at flights, and decide how long you want to go somewhere. My recommendation for a cheap, safe and amazing trip is a place like Thailand, there’s nature, you can find super cheap accommodation, food and transportation and get a full backpacking experience while riding night trains and eating tropical fruit.
3)Research on your destination Transport, places you want to visit, their prices, get a notebook and write everything down, if you want to travel cheap, check everything out beforehand, plan out your money, because it’s really easy to spend it on a trip without noticing. When going on a budget trip I always try to find the price of every train ride I’m planning to take, calculating an average daily food budget, cab prices, hostels, any extra stuff, and even if you want a chill trip with not planning on what you are going to do, still write down prices of everything so while on your trip, you won’t have to spend time on your computer researching and then you can easily figure it out just by opening your notes (and personally I think it’s really fun looking for all of this, it gets you excited for what’s coming). So if you want to travel cheap, find out stuff beforehand instead of having surprises.
4) Manifesting So important !!!!!!!!!!! Believe in the fact that it will all work out. Before my first trip that I went to with my own money, I had no money :D But from the second I decided that I’ll go I didn’t lose hope, even though it seemed IMPOSSIBLE. Seriously earning money in the country I lived in, especially as a teenager-young adult, is very hard. And once I let go my doubts, job opportunities came! And you can believe this or not, but this is key. Believe in what you are reaching for. Manifest everyday, when going to bed, take a few minutes of just imagining your trip and how it will go. IT WORKS
5) Putting in physical effort Of course just thinking about it won’t make it all happen, but the next thing is working for it! Try to find a job, and if you have a job, but find it hard to save money… The way is not eating-out and not buying clothes :D This is where most money goes, and seriously when you have a goal in mind it’s not that bad. Now I’m actually used to it, and I’d change a trip for new clothes anytime. You will be surprised how much you can save. Just put it all in a mason jar and don’t let yourself open it;) And of course it takes time, especially if you want to travel for a longer time for ex. a month). It may take half a year to one and a half year depending on your situation, and that time can get hard sometimes! but alwayssssss worth it. always.
6)Still not enough money? So you got no money? There are still options! One option you can try is WWOOFing (you can google it for more information) and basically you find an organic farm in any country you like, and you help out on it, like picking fruits and veggies etc, and you get a free stay and money, so basically all the money you need is a flight or any other way you’d get there, and it’s a fun experience if you want to change life up a bit!
7)Booking the cheapest flights The trick to finding the best flights is not trying to look for a date that fits for you but fit to a date that is cheapest. Of course if it’s possible for you, but look for last minutes, or just keep on tracking flights, and i found that the cheapest place is orbitz.com but there are more, just i saw that the same tickets cost cheaper here.
8)Cheapest accommodation Hostels are best, it’s just a lot of beds in one room and you get to meet other travelers, so if traveling solo you can make cool friends or just have some very interesting conversations. People are awesome and you can find some super interesting people in a hostel who has been living with just a backpack for a few months;) I like to look for hostels in booking.com or something similair to that. If you want to live for free try couchsurfing.com and stay at people’s houses, it’s fun because you get to see the place from a different perspective when you live with a local, and they show you around the truly important places of the regions, and that’s not only the famous places that all people go, it might be a secret spot on the beach, or a place where locals only hang out and spent there childhood in, and then truly get to know the place that you visited.
9)Food Rely mostly on supermarket food and try to make as much food by yourself! It’s so much cheaper than buying every meal from a restaurant or something. Or in some places street food is also a good option.
10)Helpful tips -Get a notebook beforehand! Write all the adresses that you think you may need (in both English and the local language); write all basic words and phrases in the local language; some train or bus schedules that you think you may need; phone numbers of your families or friends form back home just in case; names of places you may want to visit and etc. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. It can help you a lot, so it’s better to not get lazy on this part you will be thankful later on. -Use the time of your layovers! I’ve seen so many extra places that I didn’t plan to, for example I had a 11 hour layover in Amsterdam and I went to the city, and even though I was alone and didn’t spend money, just walking around wherever I could, without knowing where to go, was a completely different experience, and definitely worth it. Just blindly exploring. Or I had a layover in Abu Dhabi for 16 hours and apparently it was easy to get an on-arrival visa, so I just went out, got into a bus that I spent a dollar on, and just walked around and explored, sooo worth it! An extra trip in your trip haha. There will be enough time to rest around when you get home:) -It’s okay to be nervous when traveling alone! If traveling alone there’s always a little bit of nervousness about if you will get and find everything on time and if everything will go on well, and it’s okay, embrace it! It’s a completely different experience that’s quite life-changing. -It’s okay to be lazy! There always seems to be a must-visit list of places with every destination, and while on a trip you can feel like you have to do or see certain stuff and do something every day, but it’s okay to be lazy and maybe just chill for the whole day doing nothing! Sleeping till noon, lazily reading a book on the beach until the evening then eat and just sleep, this is also a relax time, and I feel like often people feel like it’s just wasting time. And same with the “must-see’’ places. Even though it’s really cool, if you don’t feel like it, it won’t mean that you didn’t visit the country if you don’t see certain stuff.
So this is a little summary! :D I hope this helps. And if you need any detail in any bit of this you can message me, I’d love to help. :)
About the photo below: even though it’s quite a funny photo, I thought I’d put it in for extra motivation. The first photo is before my first big trip, at that point I really didn’t have any money at all, and here I was working in a bar that I used to clean after a night, scrubbing vomit and stickiness from drinks on the floor, but still believing in my heart that I will do this. I didn’t tell anyone except my closest family because people would’ve just laughed that I want to go to Thailand for a month at the current situation that I was in at that time in life.But I didn’t give up, and with the image of blue seas and white sand, I didn’t give up and it turned out to be the trip of my life! And the photo on the right was about 7 months after the one on the left. Good luck! Reach for your dreams!
‘’if people aren’t laughing from your dreams they’re not big enough”
after a year of working, scrapping ideas + reworking, sol is exactly the way i want it to be! its a lively modern town w/ asphalt and sidewalks and brick paved roads. there are four houses to explore, and i placed outfits & handhelds all over the town, so be sure to look everywhere! if you visit and take pics please tag them as #prolistening! i'd love to see what you have to say! ✿ da: 5F00-001A-86DC
hi!~ my birthday's on january, so that got me wondering... how about birthday headcanons?? what would the rfa + v + saeran do for mc's birthday? or what would mc do for their birthdays?? i'd love to read what you think would happen ^^ ♡
early birthday! I hope you enjoy these
he doesn’t even know the concept of over the top
prepare for a two week long vacation
a few months before your birthday, he starts sneakily asking you what
your favorite place to visit is he’s not actually that sneaky
the morning before your birthday he wakes you up, announcing there’s
a flight you two need to catch and that your bags are already packed
you’re so excited when you realize where he’s taking you
the next morning you wake up to Jumin making you pancakes
and a mini mountain of presents
“Jumin, you didn’t have to,”
he smirks, pulling you close and leaving a light kiss on your
forehead “yes I did.”
the two weeks pass very quickly, and he almost extends the stay but
you convince him that you two should go home Jaehee’s sighing in
relief as you do
you can’t get more classy than Zen
the morning of your birthday, you wake up in a sea of flowers and
you’re seriously concerned about how he got them all to fit
he peeks out between a large bouquet of mixed flowers, a large grin
on his face
“happy birthday, my love!”
he makes you breakfast but you keep hugging him from behind which is
he got you a giant stuffed bear and some other smaller things, but
he’s very proud of the bear
- he chose a white with red heart eyes so if he wasn’t around you
could pretend the bear was him and cuddle it and oh wait he’s jealous
of the bear, never mind he’s returning it
he takes off work that day and spends the whole time cuddling and
messing around with you
he takes you out to a fancy restaurant for dinner
only takes pictures of you, no selfies, just you
except maybe one of you two kissing
he’s simultaneously super excited and terrified
college kids don’t have an abundance of money, so he can’t afford
anything expensive for you
and he stresses the entire time over what to get you
he’s so nervous you won’t like it
of course you love it though, it’s perfect
he says you get to choose what you’ll be doing today
you two spend five minutes going back and forth with “I don’t care,
you choose,” “no! It’s your birthday, you choose,” “I just
want to be with you,” “Aw, babe”
eventually you two decide to have gaming duel, and plan to have a
nice walk to the park afterwards
the park never really happens, you two get sucked into gaming and a
few hours later you decide you just want to stay at home with him
so after an adequate amount of games, you curl up on the couch with
him and put on a quiz show, trying to guess the answers and either
teasing the other if they get it wrong or being overly impressed if
they get it right
she’s been up all night, trying to perfect the perfect cup of coffee
by the time you wake up, she’s almost satisfied but it looks like
she’s the one who needs coffee more
she refuses to go to sleep though, declaring she has the whole day
“In bed! You’re supposed to wait for me to bring you breakfast!”
“I like watching you cook though”
she sighs and allows it, it’s your birthday after all, you make the
next she takes you out, bringing you to a bunch of different stores
and saying she’ll buy whatever you want
by lunch time it’s clear she didn’t get any sleep and her energy is
starting drop significantly
you suggest stopping at a cafe for lunch before going home
she agrees to the cafe, but says she has more planned for the rest of
the day so you two can’t go home yet
after lunch she takes you to the movies
you glance over at her about halfway through the movie, your heart
swelling with affection as you see she’s dead asleep
once the movie ends, you wake her up gently
she starts apologizing quickly but you interrupt, saying you two
should go home
she tries to argue, saying you don’t have to feel pressured to go
home just because her, she’ll be fine
with a smile, you shake your head
“there’s only place I want to be right now”
it’s on the couch with her asleep in your lap as you watch Zen’s DVDs
he is so prepared
he has balloons, party hats, cake -that looks mildly suspicious-,
party poppers, candy, music, confetti, everything
he manages to find the weirdest presents
they’re great though, you love them
both you and Seven are giggling and throwing confetti all over the
place while Saeran sits to the side grumpily with a crooked party hat
about halfway through the day, after you two have worked some of the
excitement out of your systems, you start getting disgustingly
“You wanna know what I love most about you, MC?”
“When you laugh, your nose crunches up and it’s the cutest thing
“You’re the cutest thing ever.”
Saeran just leaves at that point
tons of cuddling and feeding each other cake
he pulls up a 24 hour live feed of space and projects it onto the
you two lay on a blanket and watch it, talking and giggling while
falling asleep slowly
you don’t think he even knows your birthday
the morning started off fairly normal, Seven might have been a bit
more fidgety than normal and Saeran might have been glaring at him
but you don’t really notice
after breakfast, he tugs your sleeve slightly, glaring at the ground
with slightly pink ears
“h-hey, there’s something you need to see, so, come with me.”
you’re a little confused, but follow him anyway, noting how his ears
were getting pinker, though you can’t see his face as you’re behind
he takes you to the computer room and that’s when you realize
something is up as Seven is nowhere to be seen
“Saeran, what’s-” you pause mid sentence as Saeran turns around
his face is bright red
you’ve never seen him blush this much
he holds out a small, brown paper package
“You probably won’t like it, but happy birthday,” he mutters,
scratching behind his head and glancing to the side
you smile broadly, he’s so sweet and you love him so much
you unwrap the present, your eyes widening at the matching rings
“I-it’s not, it’s not like a proposal or anything, just, Saeyoung,
he told me about p-promise rings, and, I dunno, it’s okay if you
don’t want-” he can’t continue what he was saying as you jump on
him, hugging him like you’re afraid he’ll disappear in a second
“I love it!” You exclaim, leaning back with tears in your eyes
and the biggest grin ever
he smiles in relief, quickly looking away but unable to hide how
happy he is that you liked the present
suddenly confetti explodes above you two as Seven jumps out from
behind a stack of boxes
“See? I told you she’d love it bro! No need to tha-” he gasps as
Saeran shoves him
- Seven you totally ruined the moment
neither you or Saeran really care though
it’s the best birthday you’ve ever had
similar to Jumin, but a bit more reasonable
emphasis on “a bit”
he takes you to a mountain retreat, one that he’s stayed at before
when he was taking pictures, so he knows it’s good
anything you could possibly want, he gets, even if you’re not serious
you joke about how pretty butterflies would look on the mountain side
and the next morning, you don’t know how, but there’s a small cloud
of butterflies drifting along in the breeze
not a huge amount of presents but still way more than you expected
“Just one would have been fine…”
“Not for you.”
tons of hugs, cuddles and kisses
there’s an outdoor hot spring you can use any time and you two get
into more than a few splashing wars
you fall asleep in his arms under a clear night sky on the night of
he takes so many pictures of you there that he could have made a book
of just the pictures
- though he would have to make a section specifically for adults
Hey so i noticed you said interspecies interactions are a sign of a bad rescue so i have a couple questions: a) i visited a big cat rescue that had a tiger and lion in together and it seemed like a good place. i also volunteered at a rescue that kept a bobcat and lynx together and saw firsthand what a good place it was. are these actually places i should not support? and b) what about when zoos use dogs with cheetahs? is that also bad? i'm sure this is a nuanced issue so i'd love more insight.
Good question! I did phrase that very generally. It is nuanced.
A good rescue - emphasis on rescue - should attempt to give animals a highly naturalistic life, as much as is reasonably possible in a captive setting. This means that they should not be encouraging cohabitation of animals or creating interactions that were not extant when the animals arrived.
Many pairings of big cats at rescues come from the cats having been raised together at their previous homes. Many places choose not to separate them, and that’s generally ok (although in the instance of some unintended breeding, some facilities are opting for neighboring containment with social access through a fence.) They should not be cohousing animals that did not arrive with a bonded companion from another species - it’s mostly done by shady places with cubs as a marketing endeavor.
In general, any sort of domestic to exotic cross-fostering is probably shady - we know how to hand-raise those animals effectively, and since they’re not nursing from the foster it’s probably staged. Hand raised animals do just fine without a mama/littermates to snuggle. If you try to cohabitate adult cats, you’re just going to end up with violence.
Zoos are a bit different. Cheetahs and dogs being raised together is a highly successful conservation strategy and is the only thing I say is ethical in 100% of instances. Zoos will also carefully design multi-species exhibits, and that’s okay - but the one thing you’ll never see is predators fostering, raising, or living with prey species in reputable facilities.
We haven't talked in over a year but sure, knock yourself out.
Such a trooper. Here goes: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
That's it? That's what you wanted to ask me after all this time? Not, how's work? Are you seeing someone? Murder anyone lately? Do you miss me? Did you ever get that piercing we talked about?
I was leading up to all that.
You are so weird.
So I've been told, but it always meant more coming from you.
You can't see my face right now but I'm rolling my eyes.
You forget that I know you, you are also blushing and smiling like an idiot.
Shut up! Am not.
Sure, sure. Back to the question then.
Fine. The power to time travel.
Interesting. I could have sworn you'd choose something to do with mind manipulation.
So you can make your friends fetch you things, like donuts.
I already do that anyway. Or at least try to. They are far less compliant these days. Well that and I no longer eat donuts.
I'm sorry... I think my brain just short-circuited. Really? No donuts?
No lol. Still as gullible as ever, I see. You know my grave will read: She Loved Donuts. (Oh and Lunchboxs' boobies)
How could I forget that conversation?
So what time would you travel to, and why?
I can't believe you just made me math. I'd travel back 14 months, 11 days, and roughly 5 hours to tell the woman I love that I loved her - I would tell her that I loved her and that I was sorry. For everything. Then I'd beg her to stay.
lol is that all?
Yeh, that's the gist of it
I imagine you'd be very hard to say no to. This woman you loved was very lucky and obviously a complete idiot for ever leaving in the first place.
Love. Present tense.
I have another question for you.
Did you really get that piercing?
Come visit me and you can find out ;)
I'll be there in 6 minutes.
Maybe your brain really did short-circuit, I think you meant 6 hours. Or do you have a superpower I don't know about? Oooh do you have a one of those tight fitting costumes too? Because that'd be sexy af.
I'm in a hotel around the corner.
Shut up, you are not.
I beg to differ.
Seriously. Meet me half way?
I'll see you in 3 minutes.
Kiss you in 1.5 if we run.
Better not, just ate 4 donuts. But you can tell me you love me in 4.5
Rough Russian facial features + natural delicate Scandinavian splendour + some Uralic spices = a gorgeous perfectly imperfect Finnish face lol. Seriously, I love seeing Finnish faces. This one time I saw a couple that looked very Finnish - but they definitely weren't because my town's a shithole - and I fucking beamed brighter than the sun. Suddenly this town felt like such a lovely place. That's probably a bit shallow of me, but yeah. If I was to visit Finland I'd get melted by all that beauty.
messages like this are very healthy for us finns and our unbelievably low self-esteem
Omg Bre. Did you ever watch Smallville. One of the lines randomly popped into my head today and i imagined Thea saying it to Oliver and Felicity and I can't stop laughing so I'd just like to share it. Imagine Thea coming over for a visit to Oliver and Felicity's new place and letting herself in very hesitantly "Ollie? Felicity? Are you home? You know what Thea likes to see when she comes to visit right? Pants. Pants on everyone."
I love this! And I’ve never seen Smallville… (so when anyone mentions that one dude who played Oliver Queen, I’m always like, “Who…?”)
I can just see it…
Thea paused outside the front door, craning her head, key poised at the lock. She concentrated on the silence coming from inside the loft, trying to hear anything that might be anything.
It’d taken only once for her to not barge into the loft - it had been her place… well, technically it still was her place, and she’d left some stuff there, stuff she suddenly needed once Oliver and Felicity took over. She’d walked in, key and all, not even thinking that the space was now occupied by two people who’d only been together, technically, for a few months. And if there was ever a couple that was destined to stay in their honeymoon phase for way longer than normal, it was them.
She hadn’t been looking for them, but it was hard to miss them, because Oliver - a very, very naked Oliver - had Felicity - also very naked, incredibly naked - pushed up against a pillar, his hips… doing things.
A sharp scream had escaped Thea before she could stop it and she’d dropped her keys, hands flying to cover her face as she’d backed up wildly, tripping over things blindly, babbling, “You guys need to hang a sock on the door or something!” mixed in with rapid apologies and a really gross thought of, ‘Wow, he’s really strong,’ before she’s squashed that line of thinking because ew.
Felicity had yelped and Oliver had yelled, “What the hell are you doing, Thea?” followed quickly by sounds, sounds she never wanted to ever hear associated with her brother, and Thea’d shot back with, “Entering my loft!” to which he’d retorted with, “You don’t live here anymore!”
He had a point.
So, she’d knocked the next time… and when nobody answered, she’d used her key again. Very tentatively. They hadn’t been in the living room, and she’d literally sighed with relief before she’d walked towards the kitchen… only to see them out on the balcony, Felicity straddling Oliver in one of the chairs, hips moving in a very specific way, and the first thing out of Thea’s mouth had been, “Oh my god, you guys are in public!”
Felicity’s response? “At least I was wearing a shirt, it’s not like anyone could tell. Right?”
“Me,” Thea had replied. “I could tell, which means all of Star City knew what you two were doing, and hey, Ollie, since you’re, you know, running for Mayor, you might want to keep the frisky business inside from now on. Little tip for you there.”
The only good thing about all of it was how red Oliver’s face stayed for a solid hour.
They were two experiences she never wanted to have again. Ever.
So… she tried to hear things.
Thea slid her key in with extra noise, rattling her keys as she unlocked the door, yanking them out with a bang on the door to alert them to her presence.
She opened the door a crack and yelled. “Ollie? Felicity? Are you home?”
Thea was supposed to come over for dinner in about an hour and she was early. An hour was a long time for these two idiots.
Thea stuck her head in, slowly stepping in, raising her voice. “You know what Thea likes to see when she comes to visit, right? Pants. Pants on everyone.”
She caught Oliver coming out of the kitchen just as she shut the door behind her and
“Pants!” Thea shouted, her hand flying to cover her eyes, her other rising to stop him in his tracks.
Oliver just sighed.
Felicity stuck her head around him. “Lots of pants going around in here, Thea, come on in! Or, rather a skirt in my case, but still, coverage. Lots of coverage. Unless you count when I bent over earlier and…”
“Trust me, Felicity,” Thea interrupted. “That’s a story I so don’t need to hear.”