I'm just so confused as to what bakugou really wants from this ya know? Maybe I'm overthinking but like if he sees what all might saw (which I kinda doubt but he's surprised me before) what's the step from there?
i think Bakugou says it pretty clearly in the chapter!!
he wants confirmation. he wants validation. he wants to know what, exactly, about Izuku is so great that the Number One Hero–the man that they both admire and aspire to be like (for different reasons)–would do so much for him.
again, they both admired All Might for different reasons.
Izuku admired All Might’s selfless nature and kindness. Bakugou admired the way All Might always won in the end.
Bakugou wants to know if his aspirations–that is, the reasons he admired All Might in the first place–were wrong. he wants to know if Izuku’s were right. he wants to understand what about Izuku is so great, when, for his entire life, he truly believed that Izuku would be nothing more than a pebble in his path.
he wants to know if he was wrong.
and once he does… i think that much of what i said in [this post] will happen. i think this’ll be the first step down the road for Bakugou’s apology. i think he’ll finally realize just how badly he treated Izuku. i think that, after this fight, Bakugou will have a change in attitude towards Izuku because he’s faced with the reality that he was totally and utterly wrong about Izuku.
what Bakugou will get out of this is confirmation. it’ll be the knowledge that he was wrong. it’ll be the understanding that there is something in Izuku that he never noticed or acknowledged–something that All Might himself saw and deemed amazing enough to pass on his quirk to Izuku.
it’ll be the understanding of why All Might chose Izuku. why All Might acknowledged him, despite his quirklessness, despite his cowardly nature, despite every thing about Izuku that Bakugou mocked or hated.
this is the first time Bakugou is really accepting the fact that he might be wrong. he’s not trying to deny it, rather he’s trying to confirm it. this is a big step for him.
he’s actually second guessing himself. if there’s one unshakable thing about Bakugou, it’s his self confidence. but here, he’s second guessing everything. he’s second guessing his understanding of Izuku, he’s second guessing his motives for wanting to be a hero, he’s second guessing everything that finally got him to this point.
i think, once he sees what All Might saw in Izuku… he might be able to move forward. Bakugou is still sorta stuck in the past. even in this chapter, he referred to Izuku as a “pebble in his way.” the entire chapter is full of Bakugou bringing up callbacks to specific points in the manga concerning him and Izuku.
hell, even the first few pages is a callback to their childhood.
Bakugou is still stuck in the past. or rather, he clings to it–he’s still clings to that idea that Izuku is a pebble, that he’ll be Number One, that Izuku couldn’t possibly be a threat to him.
i think the confirmation of seeing Izuku–truly seeing Izuku for the first time–will allow him to move forward from this. it’ll allow him to let go of the past. he’s finally at that point where he’s able to second guess what he believed, so this fight might be the final step for Bakugou to let go of the past and move on. to realize that Izuku is much more than what he ever believed.
TRISTAN- You were walking down the street with your headphones in loud. You were scrolling through your songs when suddenly you felt a bump and found yourself on the floor.
"Omg I'm so sorry are you okay" The tall blonde boy said to you. He held out his hand and pulled you up.
You brushed yourself off and paused the music.
"Are you okay, im so sorry I should've been more careful"
"I'm fine" you replied.
The boy smiled and stared into your eyes. "You sure are" He bit his lip and stroked your arm.
"Okay then... well erm thanks BYE" You said quickly playing with your hair awkwardly. "Erm... yeah" You added and quickly walked away. You were never good in social sitations. But throughout the day you couldn't help but think about him. He had the most amazing eyes that you could stare at all day. And he seemed nice and... flirty. You knew that you would be bored if you went back home so you decided to browse around town for a while. Your mum then called and told you that she had to stay in work for a while longer. When you eventually hung up, you were unsure of where to go next. You started walking but then decided you would walk the other way. As you turned around, you bumped into someone.
"Sorry" you mumbled.
"It's okay... wait... it's you" he said, making it sound more like a question.
"Erm, yep it's... it's me" you replied sarcastically, causing him to laugh.
"Well, this is what I'd call fate" the boy said.
"I don't even know your name" you said blankly.
"Tristan" he said smirking, sticking out his hand.
"(Y/n)" you replied half-smiling and shaking his hand.
"Well (y/n), I would like to take you out for coffee" Tristan said
"I don't drink coffee" You said. You seemed to be doing pretty well, playing hard to get. 'Well done' you thought to yourself.
Tristan chuckled "Well then, you choose where, I'm fine as long as I'm with you" He was flirting again, not that you were complaining.
"You don't even know me" you pointed your head to the floor but still looked up at him.
"That's why I'm asking you out. Besides, I know that your name's (y/n), you're clumsy" at this point you both laughed, "you're very beautiful and you play hard to get" he finished.
"And I know that your name's Tristan, you like bumping into people, and you flirt with girls you don't know" You said sarcastically.
"I know I don't know you, but I'd like to" He said with a smirk, making you suspicious, and you were sure those words were familiar.
"I'll think about it" you said. Tristan then grabbed your phone.
"Um excuse me what do you think you're doing" you asked.
"I'm adding my number, so when you've finished thinking about it, you can call me" e said as if there was nothing wrong with it. "Passcode" he added, obviously not being able to unlock your phone.
"Yes well done Tristan" you said sarcatically.
"Just type it in" he gave you your phone, laughing. You typed in your password and gave it back to him to add his number. He then took a selfie and added it to his number. He gave you back your phone, pulled out his and started taking a photo of you. You instantly out your hands infront of your face, but he pulled them down again. You flashed a quick cheesy smile and he laughed.
"I like you" he stated.
You simply replied "That's nice" and friendly punched his arm. "Bye bye now" and you walked away.
"Dont forget to call me" you hear him shout after you. You turned round to face him and carried on walking backwards. "I'll try my best" you replied sarcastically.
CONNOR- It was 3 months ago that your crazy old next door neighbour moved out and today was the day when you hot your new neighbours. You heard a bug truck pull up and rushed to the window to see who it was. Four very familiar boys walked out with a box each and walked up to the door. It was The Vamps. The Vamps. The frickin Vamps are your new neighbours. "OH MY GOOOOOD" you screamed to yourself to get all of your inner fan-girl out of the way. You checked that you looked decent and rushed outside.
"Do you need any help" You asked walking up to Connor who dropped his box imediately.
"H- Hi, I'm Connor" He said, looking stunned. You looked down to his hand that he had out for you to shake. But you went in for a hug. As soon as you did Connor seemed more relaxed.
"Oooooh Connors got a girlfrieend" You turned around to see Brad, James and Tristan chanting.
Connor went red and punched Tristans arm which started up a whole thing of punching eachother.
"Oooiiii stop it they were just teasing" you said trying hard not to laugh. They all stopped and turned to look at you.
"I'm (y/n) by the way, I live next door"
"Next door?" Connor exclaimed, which caused James, Tristan and Brad to burst out laughing.
"Well looks like Connor fancies you (y/n)" Brad smirked. You went red and so did Connor.
"Awww" They said and starting singing 'Love Is In The Air'.
"Shutuup" Connor mumbled.
You grabbed a box "Where do you want me to put this" You asked them, changing the subject.
"Oh just put it somewhere inside babe" Brad winked at you.
"Don't call her babe" Connor said with a sturn look on his face
"What if I wanna call her babe" he replied stepping closer.
"Because it's not like your going out! You're just trying to make me jealous." Connors voice was getting louder.
"Oh and why would you get jealous"
"BECAUSE I LIKE HER" Connor shouted and stormed off down the street. You ran after him and punched Brad in the arm, making him laugh.
"Hey" you said when you caught up with Connor, but he just ignored you. "They were only joking" you added. Connor stopped in his tracks so quickly that you almost bumped into him. "I wasn't" He said and looked at you.
"Well trust me I like you too" You added. Connor leaned in and gently kissed you.
JAMES- Today you were going to a Taylor Swift concert and The Vamps were supporting and you just arrived at the O2 with your best friend, Lucy. You found your seats (which were probably the furthest away in the whole building) and sat down. Soon after, a girl about the same age as you and her parents sat down next to you. You looked at the girl "I recognise her" you whispered to Lucy. "How?" She replied. "Im not too sure." You looked at the family again an saw that they had VIP passes around their necks. You were getting annoyed trying to think where you knew her from, but then it hit you. You quickly turned your head to Lucy "its James' sister" you whispered excitedly. "JAMES!" Lucy shouted because she knows how much I love him. James' sister whipped her head round to you and Lucy.
"Sorry it's just I recognised you and just realised that your James' family right? He's my favourite eeee" You squealed at the end.
"Haha it's alright, well do you want to come backstage with us, I'm sure he won't mind" She asked, smiling politely.
"I WOULD" You clised your eyes and took a deep breath trying to control your fan-girling. "I would love that so much" You said.
When The Vamps came on you stood up, sang and danced along to every song and shouted out to them as if you thought they would shout back.
Throughtout the rest of the concert you and James' sister talked alot and became very good friends. When it got to the end of the show, you and Lucy followed them backstage and waited politely outside their dressing room while they went in and caught up with their brother/son. Soon James' sister popped her head round the door.
"Are you coming in then or not?" She said laughing. You and Lucy nervously went into the dressing room and were greeted by the boys making stupid noises and hugging you. "Guys this is (y/n) and Lucy, and, well you know who they are" James' sister said with a grin.
"Helloooo" Brad said while scrolling through his phone.
"Holaaa" Connor said with open arms.
"Eermm" Tristan said, thinking. "BONJOUR" He shouted.
"Guys stop being weird you scare them away" James chuckled. He walked over to you and placed a hand on each of your backs, leading you to the sofa. "Would you like a drink?" He asked. His smile was lit up the whole room. "Yes please" You said while Lucy went off to talk to Tristan.
"Okay, well we havn't got much choice really" he laughed a bit, so you you did the same to be polite. "Okay we've got water, coke or tea"
"I'll just have water please" You said shyly.
"Okey Dokey" James filled up a cup of water and poured himself a glass of coke. As he walked back over to you, he tripped over Tristans bag. You quickly got up and put both hands on his chest, to... you know make sure he doesn't fall over. But while you were there you did have a cheeky feel of his abs. James had spilt coke all over your jacket. "Aah thanks." James said "oh shit I'm sorry I didn't mean to spill it on you" he worried staring at your jacket.
"Its okay" you laughed while you watched James take off your jacket and place it on the radiator, he took off his and gave it to you. You just stared at it, confused.
"Put it on" he laughed.
"Oh no its okay I'm f-" you were cut off
"Well I said put it on and I'm older than you so I'm in charge" he joked and you put it on an exchaged numbers while at it.
BRAD- Today was the last day of school before the christmas holidays and it was only a half day. After school finished at lunch time, you went straight to the train station to go to York to see your cousins. As you got onto the train you found your seat which was on a four seat table next to the window. You got out your headphones and started playing your favourite songs. Suddenly you saw a group of three walking towards you. First of all, a woman in about her mid twenties with short brown/red hair and an older man came and sat opposite you. You recognised them from somewhere but couldn't quite work out where. Finally, a boy in his late teens came walking towards your table and sat down next to you. You didn't really pay much attention to them at first. But over the music that was blaring through your headphones, you could hear a familiar brummie accent. You slightly looked to the side and saw dark brown eyes and curly brown hair. As soon as you saw you knew exactly who it was. It was your idol. Bradley Will Simpson. You were trying so hard not freak out while trying to work out what to do. Do you let your inner fangirl come out or do you stay cool?
"Are you alright?" Brad chuckled. You then realised that you had been staring at him for atleast the last 5 minutes.
"Erm, yeah... Im fine" you mumbled, not being able to look him in the eye. "Brad" you added as you looked up to meet his eyes. You could get lost in those eyes.
Brad gave you a puzzled look and you felt your whole face turn red. You looked at the girl infront of you who you realised was Nat, Brad's sister. She was laughing aswell as Derek, Brad's dad. You were desperately thinking of what to do. Suddenly it hit you. You were wearing the "Simpson" Vamps merchandise top. You took off your jacket, making it look discrete. Politely asking Brad to move, you stretched up to put your jacket away at the top where your bag was, making sure that Brad could see the "Simpson" on your back. You turned around to see Brad smiling widely at you. You giggled to yourself and looked at the ground. Once you sat back down again, you felt a warm hand on yours. You looked to your side to find Brad smiling at his lap, he quickly looked into your eyes
"I know I don't know you" Brad's head lifted and you were now looking at eachother. You couldn't help but smile from ear to ear, you knew he was speaking the words to Can We Dance, which were very apt at the moment.
"But... I'd like to"
Wait a minute. Brad. Bradley Will Sinpson is sitting next to you on a train, and you're managing not to burst into tears. Best of all, he's... flirting with you?
The smile on your face grew even bigger.
"Okay look, erm... wow this is harder than I thought" Brad ran his hand through his hair while you gave him a puzzled look.
"Okay well, when I saw you for the first time my heart skipped a beat an to be honest it still is now. And, I don't know when I look into your eyes, I feel comforted, safe. There's just something about you that makes me so eager to fin out more. I've never felt this way before you know? I always thought all this 'love at first sight' thing was stupid but.... but I think I'm experiancing it right now. With you."
"Is this some kind of joke" you questioned.
"No not at all. Oo oo more lyrics coning" he smiled. "I don't know you're name, but I'm hoping you might feel the same" You both burst into laughter because of him quoting lyrics to his own song.
"Here I go again" You added.
"I like you" Brad said to you. You quietly laughed to yourself.
"I've liked you since the first cover, Vegas Girl" You said, looking anywhere but into his eyes. You felt two warm fingers gently lifting up your chin so that you are both gazing into eachothers eyes.
"Good to hear it" He whispered, just loud enough for you to hear. You exchanged numbers and ever since then you have been inseperable.
P.S GUYS IM SO SORRY THEYRE SO LONG I WAS GETTING CARRIED AWAY I JUST HAD SO MANY FEELS OKAY BYE
A friend and I are going to one of the upcoming shows, but, i'm ashamed to say, i seem to have lost track of your music. I have a couple of your old albums, but at this point I'm confused by "Hank Green" vs "Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers." What's the difference? Like, if I don't binge-listen to the recent stuff in the next few weeks (which I'll probably do anyway) will I recognize any of the songs at the concert?
It’s the same songs, but with a band. The band makes it more of a concert experience rather than just “dude with a guitar.” And I know a fair number of people think they would prefer “dude with guitar” but I think those people are (and don’t take this the wrong way) wrong. It’s so much more fun with a band…for me and for the audience. It’s a little scarier to go to that kind of show, a little more weird and intense…but that’s how memories are made, and that’s what I want to do with our shows.
Also, it’s selfish, I have a much better time with the band than doing it by myself :-).
We’ll be playing a lot of old stuff. Anglerfish, Deathly Hallows, Strange Charm, The Universe is Weird…all the hits! Also newer stuff like “I Fucking Love Science,” “Hug Scream,” and “We’re All Gonna Die.” And covers…secret covers that I am not telling you about yet.
Hello sorry to bother you but I'm confused with the bangtan album. Don't they have many albums out already but I'm seeing that this album that coming out is going to be there 2nd full one so what's the difference between all the other albums.
from what I know the difference is just the number of songs? all the other albums that bangtan put out are called mini albums or repackaged albums and then one full album which is Dark and Wild.
Usually a mini album has like 5~6 songs and then a full album has 10 or more. bangtan’s full album last time had 14 tracks. Although usually Bangtan’s mini albums have about 9 tracks (not including the skits) so I dunno hehe~ Bangtan has their own standards and they make their own songs so there’s a lot. ^_^
I recently figures out I'm bisexual and I'm still trying to figure out how it is that I am attracted to both genders and not be confused or need to make up my mind. Any chance you could help me? P.S. I'm glad you took time off to take care of yourself.
WELL HI THERE, ANON!!!
YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE, BECAUSE GUESS WHICH SLIGHTLY AGGRESSIVE AFFIRMER IS BIROMANTIC?! THAT’S RIGHT, THIS ONE RIGHT FUCKING HERE RIGHT NOW!!!
YOU CAN BE ATTRACTED TO TWO OR THREE OR ANY NUMBER OF GENDERS WITHOUT BEING CONFUSED AT ALL!!! YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE ATTRACTED TO THEM IN THE SAME WAY!!! YOUR ATTRACTION MIGHT BE MORE PHYSICAL FOR ONE BUT TEND TO BE MORE OF AN EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION WITH ANOTHER GENDER!!! AND THERE’S NO CONFUSION THERE AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND OR PLEASE ANYONE ELSE BY CONFORMING TO THEIR EXPECTATIONS!!!
I’M GONNA ASK YOU A QUESTION, MY FRIEND… WHY IS IT THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE BELIEVE BISEXUAL FOLKS ARE CONFUSED?! ON WHAT BASIS ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE ATTRACTED ONLY TO ONE GENDER?! WHO SAYS THAT’S A THING?! AND WHAT RIGHT DID THEY HAVE TO MAKE THAT FUCKING DECISION FOR THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY?!
THIS IS YOUR LIFE, MY FRIEND!!! YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ATTRACTION TO MORE THAN ONE GENDER AND THAT’S NOBODY ELSE’S DAMN BUSINESS!!! JUST BECAUSE SOME FOLKS SAY YOU CAN ONLY BE ATTRACTED TO ONE GENDER, THAT DOESN’T MAKE THEM RIGHT!!! SOME FOLKS SAY YOU CAN ONLY BE HETEROSEXUAL AND THAT SURE AS HELL AIN’T FREAKIN’ TRUE, SO WHY WOULD THIS BI-PHOBIC “YOU’RE JUST CONFUSED” BULLSHIT BE CORRECT?!
THERE’S SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY YOU GOTTA MAKE UP YOUR MIND, BUT YOU DON’T GOTTA, AT ALL!!! WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR MIND UP ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS A PREFERENCE?! NOBODY EXPECTS THAT WITH OTHER KINDS OF PREFERENCE!!! NO ONE EVER TELLS ME I GOTTA MAKE MY MIND UP ABOUT DRESSES OR T-SHIRTS!!! SOMETIMES I’M TOTALLY PSYCHED TO PUT ON A PRETTY DRESS AND OTHER TIMES I’M LIKE “THAT SHIRT HAS A PANDA ON IT, I’MMA WEAR THAT SHIT AND CHUCK ON A SKIRT!!!” SOMETIMES, I EVEN FLIP RIGHT OUT AND PUT ON A TANK TOP!!! MY FASHION PREFERENCES ARE WAY OUT OF CONTROL, AND AIN’T NOBODY EVER SAID “IT’S T-SHIRTS OR DRESSES, BITCH, JUST PICK ONE AND DRESS LIKE THAT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!”
AND YOU DON’T GOTTA CHOOSE ONE GENDER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!! YOU FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL AND THAT’S A-OK!!!
BISEXUALITY IS 100% REAL AND VALID AND FUCKING AWESOME!!! YOU’RE FUCKING AWESOME!!!
- The Slightly Aggressive Affirmer
(Oh, and by the way, even if you some day realise you’re gay or straight or something else, that doesn’t make your bisexuality, what you are experiencing right now, any less valid. Sexuality is fluid. It can change over time. And that’s 1000% normal and okay!)