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Alright, HERE we go! Awhile ago I had an idea for a MP100/Voltron crossover, and after mentioning it to @x-i-l-verify​ and loooots of brainstorming later, we have…*gestures vaguely* this. These are more or less screenshot redraws just to kind of get across who is who. :) More info, reasonings and musings under the cut, because well…it got long…

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anonymous asked:

Can I request a hc rfa +v & saeranwhere mc is very very intelligent and introverted and people always tell her she's boring since she doesn't like talking much. I'm so sick of it, it happens to me all the time :( Your blog is so awesome & I love it^^

1. Omg thank you ^‿^
2.If people don’t respect the fact that you’re introverted drop them! Trust me, you’ll find people along the way that can understand that introvert doesn’t equate to boring whatsoever!
3. Personally I’m pretty extroverted, so I’m basing MC off the traits of my introverted friends and what I think I know about it, but if it’s not quite what you were looking for just let me know~!

Sidenote: When people hear the word ‘Intelligent’ a lot of them think of the traditional “Good at school, well read in this and that subject, yada ya” and I just want to remind everyone that there is different types of intelligence. And I’m not saying that to be all “Don’t feel bad uwu you’re special too” I’m saying it because it’s a fact. Some people are good at standard education, some are amazing in the STEM field, some are masters of reading social behaviour, some humans are talented artists, etc. For the sake of writing I’m going to write MC as a very Literary Based ‘intelligent’ (because that’s one I’m personally familiar with) I just want to make sure everyone knows that ‘Intelligent’ isn’t defined by the books you read or anything of the sort. Ok rant over. 

Yoosung

  • At first he thinks you don’t like him, that once you met him you weren’t as infatuated with him because he seemed cooler in the chat
  • Don’t worry Yoosung no one thought you were cooler in the chat 
  • Eventually though he realizes you’re just introverted! Even at RFA parties you stand by him and quietly sip your drink and listen to everyone talk rather than take the attention for yourself.
  • He originally questions why you don’t want to greet the guests yourself, but then comes to understand that you’re just more of a wallflower. But that doesn’t make you any less great!
  • But one party he notices you being extra standoffish. Everyone in the RFA is standing and chatting with each other and you’re not there.
  • He finds you off to the side of the room pretending to be distracted by something on your phone
  • “MC? Why are you over here?”
  • “Oh, hey Yoosung. I was just uh, checking in on…uh”
  • “Come on MC just tell me what’s wrong” He pleaded
  • You decided not to lie, it’d feel good to get off your chest anyways “I just feel like I’m so…boring. Everyone else in the RFA is super chatty and have fun stories to tell and all my life people told me I was boring cause I didn’t talk…I felt like I was bringing down the mood.”
  • “What!?” YandereYoosung: Activated “Who ever said that to you?? That’s so dumb!! They’re dumb!!!1!” 
  • You had to calm Yoosung down from his mini rage before too many people looked at you guys. You go to grab his arms but he ends up grabbing your shoulders and looking deep into your eyes
  • “MC just because you’re quiet doesn’t make you boring! You are so great, and so smart, and so..so everything good! How much you talk doesn’t matter!”
  • You just kind of stared at him for a second with a blank face. No one had ever been so adamant about assuring you that your ‘flaws’ weren’t flaws.
  • A smile fell upon your lips and you quickly brushed a tear away, which snapped Yoosung back into his normal flustered boy mode.
  • “Uh sorry for grabbing you” He pulled his arms away immediately and blushed
  • You shook your head and chuckled.
  • Then you grabbed his hand, making him confused and ever more blushy uwu
  • “You’re right. Let’s go stand with the others” You had the biggest smile on your face as you led him back to the group.

Jaehee

  • Jaehee didn’t mind introvert MC at all
  • And as a fellow intelligent introvert, you two got along just fine. 
  • You could have very interesting conversations when you felt chatty while making coffee together
  • Or you could appreciate each other’s company when you both felt just like being silent while doing your own activities. 
  • ‘Boring’ would never cross Jaehee’s mind when thinking of MC, MC was her lover Best Friend! You are always putting a smile on her face and she puts one on yours.
  • She’s also been called ‘boring’ before so she’s always conscience to remind you how much she enjoys your time together, and how not everyone has the same idea of what ‘fun’ is. 
  • You two are quite the pair, silent, but deadly
  • Goddammit that just sounds like a fart joke
  • You two are some of the quietest when it comes to the RFA members, but you’re basically running the scenes from behind the curtain. 
  • And you’re both perfectly happy with that. You two organize the party and deal with the guests who are also more introverted, and the rest of the RFA can handle the other guests and public relations. It’s a good setup
  • And you never think about being ‘boring’ again, because how can you feel boring when you’re surrounded by friends and a lover and doing what you love?

Zen

  • You being introverted never really bothered him…because he never really noticed.
  • Zen has such a big persona it fills the room for both of you. Everyone is too wrapped up in Zen’s stories that they don’t even notice your silence or occasional escape to the less crowded areas of the room
  • He’s the perfect cover. He’s so obsessed with the idea of taking care of you and being the ‘provider’ of sorts even though it can be too a fault, it works well for you because he even starts speaking on your behalf by accident.
  • “Oh how are the two of you?” Someone will be looking at you but Zen takes it as open opportunity to answer for both of you
  • Even questions more aimed towards you “Oh, MC, what are you doing these days in your spare time?” You stammer out a couple words, which Zen mistakes for you being humble rather than shy, and he begins praising you and going into detail for you “MC doesn’t give themselves enough credit!” He’ll cry out, then he goes on to list everything you’ve been up to and just how awesome a job you’re doing. You recognize how someone could find it annoying, but it works for you personally since it saves you the nerves of having to talk with strangers for long periods of time.
  • Even when it’s just the two of you it’s nice because Zen always has something to say, always has a compliment to give or a story to tell. He could talk for hours and you’re happy listening. And when you do want to talk he shuts right up and gives you all his attention.
  • One flaw is he doesn’t always see you getting tired after hours of social interaction. He could float around a crowd chit chatting with anyone and everyone for hours, meanwhile you get a little antsy to leave. But usually with some hint dropping you make it clear you’re ready to go and Zen ushers you out like the Knight he is.
  • It’s because you two work so well he doesn’t understand when his coworker calls you boring
  • “Excuse me?” Zen scoffs
  • “Yeah” His fellow actor laughs as he puts his costume on “I always imagined you’d end up with another social butterfly, not someone so..quiet. And when she does talk it’s like..I don’t know all really boring stuff that I haven’t heard about since my school days.”
  • Zen gives him the biggest scowl. “Just cause MC doesn’t blabber on and on about random shit the way you do doesn’t make them boring. In fact it makes them pretty interesting, because obviously if MC doesn’t talk much, they must have something pretty great to say if they decide to open their mouths in front of douche bags like me or you.”
  • His coworker was silent
  • Zen can’t wait to go home and tell you all about how he schooled his dickbag scene partner

Jumin

  • Like Yoosung at first he’s worried your silence is a sign of distaste
  • He can’t help but worry so much that he makes a call to V, looking for advice
  • V laughs
  • “Jumin, are you telling me you’ve met someone whose introverted? Someone who doesn’t verbally open up much? Gee, where have I met someone like that before? Oh! I should introduce you to my friend, he’s the exact same way.”
  • What friend V who do you hang out with besides me
  • It takes him a while, but finally Jumin gets the joke and realizes you two are the same. 
  • He starts paying attention to your body language more, realizing more and more that you are comfortable with him and just don’t verbalize it all that much
  • Besides it’s not like you guys don’t ever talk, you’re just not as chatty as you are on messenger. Probably because that’s just typing from behind a screen, so it makes you less anxious. He can understand that.
  • One day he comes home to find you on the couch reading Shakespeare
  • MC you like Shakespeare? 
  • Turns out you like literature in general, something Jumin also has a taste for in his rare bouts of free time.
  • You two begin chatting about older pieces and genres, ranging anywhere from fictional masters like William Shakespeare to poetry writers like Yi Sang.
  • It’s actually one of your longer talk sessions, ranging a few hours of just straight talking. Once it’s over though, you two are happy to cuddle up to one another and just throw a movie on.
  • Jumin is often called boring himself, and he never pays any mind to it. But when you two are talking one day and you mention how much it irks you that people call people like the two of you boring he just 
  • “So let them. Their opinions will never affect either of us, especially since we both know the value of our own words and have each other to share them with.”
  • A grin crawled on your face. You loved how graceful he made the phrase “Fuck those guys” sound. 

Defender of Justice

  • “Wow, I never thought you’d end up with someone so … normal.” Vanderwood mused while looking at a picture of you and 707 sitting on his desk.
  • “I wouldn’t call MC normal” Seven chuckled as he tapped away at his computer.
  • “Really?” Vanderwood cocked an eyebrow at the back of Seven’s head as he placed the picture down. “Maybe they were just quiet that time I met them..”
  • “No.” tap tap tap “MC’s always quiet.”
  • Vanderwood squinted at Seven now, assuming the red head had cameras set up so he’d see the look on Vandy’s face at some point. “So she is boring?”
  • Seven sighed a dramatic sigh, Vanderwood could tell immediately whatever the hacker was about to say was well rehearsed. The fucker always trapped him into weird conversations with some strange moral lession. 
  • “Vanderwood, vanderwood, vanderwood. You’ve called MC quiet, normal, and boring….none of those words have anything to do with each other~” Cue 707 going on a playfully long and annoying rant explaining why you were quiet but by no means boring. Normal was up for debate.
  • Seven had always understood you.
  • He put on quite the exuberant and extroverted exterior, but on the inside, Saeyoung was also an introvert.
  • You were never boring to him because he knew you had so much going on in your brain despite your few words explaining the thoughts running around up there
  • And you knew this because the two of you were constantly analyzing each other
  • And you both knew it
  • It became some weird sort of game, picking up on subtle cues and few words you guys would exchange, and figuring out the other’s intention
  • It got so intense the other members of the RFA swore you guys were telepathic or had made some weird secret language between each other

V

  • He grew up with Jumin so he understands
  • He is quiet as well, but he doesn’t mind being the conversation driver at all, or just sitting in silence together while you read or play games or do whatever your heart desires
  • He is just happy to be near you.
  • Given his eyesight is a bit weak, so sounds make it easier to figure out whats going on in your head, so he just learns to listen to the things you do. Your footsteps, your breath, pages turning, pencils on paper, computer keys clicking.
  • He understands you so well without words, but when you do speak he’s in love because everything you say is so thought out.
  • Or you just….”Sneep”
  • “What MC?”
  • “I don’t know. I was just thinking and…I thought of the word ‘Sneep’ I don’t know it’s just one of those things that’s fun to say aloud….Sneeeeeep” And you started giggling “it’s just so weird”
  • Jihyun laughed.
  • Ok so not everything was some profound rhetoric, but he enjoyed anything that comes out of your mouth.
  • “Try it!” You egged him on
  • He paused for a minute, and prepped a really funny deep voice and just “Sneeeeeeeeeep
  • You both had a hard time controlling your laughter.
  • He knew he’d never have a boring moment with you

Saeran

  • At first he was worried you were constantly mad at him
  • Saeyoung is loud when he’s in a good mood…so shouldn’t you also be loud when you’re happy?
  • He hasn’t had much healthy human interaction to judge so he’s confused and worried
  • But you two manage to nip the problem in the bud before it becomes serious
  • One way or another you realized he was feeling this way and sat him down to talk, saying you were never mad you just…were quiet. You said you’d start being more vocal if he’d feel better..
  • “No…I…I trust you.” Saeran trusted that you meant it when you said your silence was nothing bad, he wanted to always trust and believe with you so despite his own anxiety he was going to. You were touched.
  • You figured a good compromise for the two of you, you were quiet, but that didn’t mean you weren’t physical. If you two were close you’d always take his hand in yours and give him reassuring squeezes. It became so common he started grabbing your hand first.
  • Constant smiles from you when one of you would walk into the same room as the other
  • Attached at the hip when sitting anywhere.
  • Much like with Seven, you two communicated a lot through action, and Saeran wasn’t very keen on anything academic aside from a bit of coding, but even then he didn’t have much to say about it
  • But he loved to listen to you talk about. He’d feign interest in classic novels and evolution theories just to hear you talk about them and tell him about them. You’d get so passionate about them, he’d hope that one day you’d get the same starry eyed look on your face when talking about him that you do when talking about Multiverse theory.
  • He never found you boring,  even if he didn’t actually have an interest in the subjects you were talking about, he was in love with how you talked about them. The passion you had. There is nothing boring about passion
  • And so what if you’re quiet? 
  • Quiet is important for sneaking up on the enemy and obliterating them from this plane of existen-
  • Quiet has it’s perks. 
tlh theory: grace cartwright x james herondale

the way that cassie lingers on grace’s beauty is, i think, quite striking. most of cassie’s characters are, to some degree, physically attractive, but i think it’s fair to say that the emphasis placed on grace’s beauty surpasses that of even cassandra’s most classically beautiful characters (almost two whole pages spent on this!) specifically, it’s very intriguing that grace is presented as beguiling and otherworldly. i’ve taken some extracts from tmh, where this idea is explored v thoroughly in magnus’s pov. (bolded parts are important to my theory)

“Magnus had always found mortals to be beautiful, and had seen many mortals whom anybody would have described as beautiful.

This was extraordinary beauty, beauty unlike the beauty of most mortals.
In the stained and filthy ruin the house had become, she shone like a pearl. Her hair was the color of a pearl too, palest ivory with a sheen of gold on it, and her skin was the luminous pink and white of a seashell. Her lashes were thick and dark, veiling eyes of deep unearthly gray.

[…]

Her face was a porcelain cup, upturned; her eyes held promises. The combination of beauty, innocence, and the promise of sin was staggering.

Magnus couldn’t help staring at her. Everything about her was so perfectly constructed to appeal. She was beautiful, yes, but it was more than that. She seemed shy, yet all her attention was focused on Magnus, as if he were the most fascinating thing she had ever seen. There was no man who did not want to see himself reflected like that in a beautiful girl’s eyes. And if the neckline of her dress was a shade low, it did not seem scandalous, for her gray eyes were full of an innocence that said that she did not know of desire, not yet, but there was a lushness to the curve of her lip, a dark light in her eyes that said that under the right hands she would be a pupil who yielded the most exquisite result […]

“Magnus could imagine the normal reactions to this girl, a girl whose every gesture, every expression, every line, cried, Love her, love her, love her.

i think that grace may not be 100% shadowhunter. 

that last line in particular seems to recall the line of description about mark blackthorn (i can’t remember it off the top of my head) where everything about him seems to cry out for love – suggests there is something about that her attraction that is literally a calling to all men; the part where her beauty is pearlescent/compared to a seashell (nautical/marine associations); that her beauty held promises of both innocence and sin (that this attraction is not just a feeling, but somehow an articulation of something, a pledge); the emphasis on her beauty being separate from that of most mortals – all seems, to me, to associate grace with the classical archetype of the siren

briefly put, sirens are mythological half-female half-mermaid/fish creatures who sing to sailors and, entranced by their beauty, they drag the sailors down into the sea to their death. they are associated with temptation; death from fascination with beauty.

now, the british 18+19th century (and fin-de-siècle) was fascinated with greek mythology (this is traditionally a homeric tale, surfacing with odysseus), and the work of many artists, poets and authors contributed to a huge popular resurgence of this. 

this painting by draper of sirens luring sailors to their deaths is roughly contemporaneous with when TLH is set (1900; chain of gold begins in 1903). 

the idea of drowning is of even further significance, because this happens to james in tmh. he ends up in the serpentine river, and magnus rescues him; he notes that “He had not seemed to want to be taken from the cold depths of the water: had fought Magnus as he dragged him out, then laid his pale cheek against the dank earth of the riverbank and hid his face in his arms.

james, there, is the figurative sailor. james furthermore compares himself to his father: whereas he was cursed, james considers himself ‘damned’ – it is implied, because of his love for grace. interesting that he should feel damned (as if there is no redemption/no saving him), in the same way that the sailors were dragged to the depths. (also makes her name, ‘grace’, very ironic).

thus, tmh seems to me to using a lot of symbols and images to deliberately recast this mythological story. it is heavily suggesting that grace is a shadowhunter with some kind of siren power (perhaps part faerie? perhaps part selkie? idk) that tatiana has effectively weaponised; that james’ and grace’s relationship (his love for her) is moulded from this idea of grace having enchanted him, in some way – and, ultimately, that is love for her is ‘unnatural’; the result of some magic or some spell. (ironic, considering that his father searched for a magical solution to put himself out of love in cp; as a sidenote, even though we’ve seen relatively little of james so far it’s honestly ridiculous how many parallels there are between him and his father already).

the only obstacle to this is, i think, the suggestion in nbs (tosa) that james has harboured a crush on grace for a long time – since he was 13. however, i think that this may have only been a crush until the point that grace put this (spell?) on him and it blossomed into fully-fledged ‘love’. 

i think the big question is: will james’ and grace’s relationship continue in this mould for the entire series? it’s clear to see that cassie has married these mythological echoes with the premise of estella and pip’s characters from great expectations, but will it follow the same trajectory of a deeply unhealthy and obsessive relationship, bound to be unfulfilled? will it be that james is so blinded by grace’s ‘love’ that he is unable to see how he genuinely loves cordelia? or will there be a big twist? 

anonymous asked:

First of all I love ur blog and I'm new to kpop and I'm sorry for what I'm going to request b/c u don't have to do it but I really like ur work!!! I want to stan seventeen, got7, and sf9 but I know nothing about them? Could u tell me a bit about each of the members (esp inside jokes and like who gets along with who the best)? Please thx ~

aww thank you so much!! welcome to kpop and i hope i could help :) this got really long i’m sorry


SEVENTEEN:

S.Coups - Choi Seungcheol

unit: hip-hop

position(s): overall leader, hip-hop unit leader, lead rapper

  • 08.08.95
  • the dad
  • calls the members his kids
  • writes a lot of their lyrics
  • loves the members a lot and will do anything to protect them
  • the smut side of tumblr is obsessed with his thighs
  • calls him daddy
  • really hot
  • but also a puppy
  • works really hard and is a great leader
  • originally joined as a singer, but became a rapper
  • sings really well
  • constantly gets attacked by the members though
  • shipped with jeonghan (ship name: jeongcheol) and woozi (jicheol)
  • an amazing sweet talented lil bun who’s hot as frick

Yoon Jeonghan

unit: vocal

position(s): sub vocalist, visual

  • 04.10.95
  • mom #1
  • “i feel like the mother of 12 kids”
  • freAKING GORGEOUS
  • everyone calls him a cheater bc he always cheats at games
  • hella smart
  • shipped with seungcheol and joshua (ship name: jihan)
  • can make every member succumb to his charms
  • habit of saying “dino nugu aegi” (dino, who’s baby are you?) to dino
  • claims the members (dino is his baby, minghao is his sunflower, dk is his idiot, etc.)
  • one of the last to join svt

Joshua - Hong Jisoo / Joshua Hong

unit: vocal

position(s): sub vocalist

  • 30.12.95
  • amazing visuals why is he not considered a visual
  • plays the guitar really well (teach me senpai)
  • arranged adore u acoustic ver
  • called svt’s gentleman bc he’s soft-spoken and kind and polite
  • rap name: jo$hua
  • raps reALLY BADLY BUT HE THINKS HE’S GOOD
  • also lame as hell
  • english king
  • from la, usa, and grew up there
  • always wears a cross ear ring
  • pin drop master
  • someone stop him

Jun - Wen Junhui

unit: performance

position(s): lead dancer

  • 10.06.96
  • called the prince of china
  • mom #2
  • takes care of the kids
  • was a child actor in china
  • really smart bc he went to one of the top schools in shenzhen
  • can draw and act and play the drums
  • martial arts shifu
  • master of kip ups
  • people say he’s greasy (and he can be sometimes) but he’s really just a fluffball trust me
  • makes a lot of puns in korean and the members are like “this is why you need to stop learning korean”
  • mainly shipped with wonwoo (ship name: wonhui) and minghao (ship name: junhao)
  • talented af
  • really freaking hot but also adorable

Hoshi - Kwon Soonyoung

unit: performance

position(s): performance unit leader, main dancer

  • 15.06.96
  • choreographs all of svt’s dances with the rest of the unit
  • r u d e
  • squishy hamster
  • who can be really sexy when he tries
  • MASSIVE SHINEE FAN
  • other perf. unit members say he can be short-tempered
  • voted as the most hardworking member
  • sings really well
  • funny af
  • also very extra
  • why is he like this
  • part of the gag trio with seungkwan and dk
  • shipped with woozi (ship name: soonhoon) and dk (soonseok)
  • wakes up when someone shouts “fighting” idek

Jeon Wonwoo

unit: hip-hop

position(s): lead rapper

  • 17.07.96
  • the deepest voice in svt
  • bookworm - loves to read
  • wears circle glasses a lot
  • kind of emo?? he wasn’t really for a while but then he recently said “there’s nothing special about life” so
  • writes a lot of lyrics
  • shipped with jun and mingyu (ship name: meanie)
  • has a really cute laugh
  • amazing hair
  • also sings really well
  • did a really embarrassing dance when he was in school
  • makes a lot of lame puns that no one asked for
  • “clap for me” “why is nobody clapping”
  • hot as hell
  • also a squish

Woozi - Lee Jihoon

unit: vocal

position(s): vocal unit leader, lead vocalist

  • 22.11.96
  • voted as the most hardworking alongside hoshi
  • svt’s producer
  • composes and produces most of their songs
  • king of pastel hair colours
  • very cute but hates being called cute
  • vv dangerous even though he looks like a bunny
  • will slap a bitch
  • “hates skinship” but hugs the members all the time
  • shipped with hoshi and s.coups
  • sings really well
  • hates doing aegyo but is amazing at it
  • can also rap and sing bc what can he not do

DK - Lee Seokmin

unit: vocal

position(s): main vocalist

  • 18.02.97 (same bday as vernon)
  • sunshine man
  • really really cheerful all the time
  • also in the gag trio
  • shipped with hoshi
  • amazing vocals and visuals
  • his cheEKBONES
  • but anyway
  • also knows when to be serious and when to joke around
  • works very very hard
  • svt’s producer said that he would call him in the middle of the night like “how should i sing this part”
  • dances really well
  • high note king #1
  • very mature for his age
  • looks good in glasses
  • looks good all the time

Kim Mingyu

unit: hip-hop

position(s): lead rapper, visual

  • 06.04.97
  • tallest member (185cm)
  • raps and sings really well
  • works really hard and can fill entire notebooks with rap lyrics
  • cringes at himself a lot
  • draws very well (designed bongbong - the little plushie - and the al1 album covers)
  • walked in a seoul fashion show and could be a model tbh
  • also very mature for his age
  • the chef in the dorm
  • svt would starve without him
  • can make amazing food from 7-eleven shit
  • vv clumsy though
  • don’t give him your baby bc he would drop it
  • shipped with wonwoo and minghao (ship name: gyuhao)
  • talented and funny and humble and deserves all the love he gets

The8 - Xu Minghao

unit: performance

position(s): lead dancer

  • 07.11.97
  • king of china #2
  • has the best predebut photos
  • used to be cute and innocent but now everyone knows his true savage nature
  • his korean as improved so much
  • martial artist and b-boy
  • does all the backflips and breakdancing stunts
  • very cute
  • takes good selfies
  • shipped with jun and mingyu
  • loves and cares for his members a lot
  • can rap but rarely gets to
  • very talented bean

Boo Seungkwan

unit: vocal

position(s): main vocalist

  • 16.01.98
  • diva boo
  • takes on the persona of boonon (like vernon, but he can’t rap)
  • last member of the gag trio
  • funny as hell
  • loves his mom and never shuts up about her
  • amazing amazing voice
  • high note king #2
  • dances really well (RECOGNISE HIM PLS)
  • deserves more love
  • shipped with vernon (ship name: verkwan)
  • cries a lot
  • he’s so so so cute
  • always there to lighten the mood

Vernon - Choi Hansol / Hansol Vernon Chwe

unit: hip-hop

position(s): main rapper

  • 18.02.98
  • half white, half korean
  • born in nyc but moved to korea at 5 years old
  • has amazing predebut quotes such as “kidney function is not a right, it’s a privilege)
  • so beautiful
  • his beauty is almost ethereal
  • writes most of their lyrics with s.coups
  • a huge meme bc he has the best reactions
  • mature and sensible and vv passionate about rap
  • also very funny
  • but very lame
  • has a lot of english rap lines
  • went on the rap show ‘show me the money’ but we don’t talk about that
  • shipped with seungkwan
  • adorable but can be hot if he tries

Dino - Lee Chan

unit: performance

position(s): lead dancer, maknae

  • 11.02.99
  • DOESN’T GET ENOUGH LOVE
  • can sing, dance, and rap
  • loves michael jackson
  • calls himself michael chanson
  • adorable “i’m a bright child!”
  • vv relatable
  • when members ask how his exam went: “lets move on. i tried my best.”
  • works really really hard
  • can do everything tbh
  • always trying to improve his skills
  • too young to be shipped
  • loves his members so much
  • smol bean
  • needs protection

SF9:

i’m a bit newer to the fandom so i don’t know that much about them

Kim Youngbin

position(s): leader, lead rapper, lead dancer

  • 23.11.93
  • dad
  • dab king
  • but srsly tell him to stop
  • great at eye smiles
  • loves to hug his members
  • raps and dances really well

Kim Inseong

position(s): main vocalist

  • 12.07.93
  • called a fox bc he kind of looks like one
  • speaks english
  • studied in england
  • high note and adlib master
  • kind of a nerd
  • vv sweet and caring
  • shipped with jaeyoon (ship name: jaeseong)

Lee Jaeyoon

position(s): lead vocalist

  • 09.08.94
  • l a m e
  • gets scared really easily but likes to act tough
  • called the honey vocal bc his voice is clear and sweet
  • dances well
  • doesn’t get enough recognition

Dawon - Lee Sanghyuk

position(s): lead vocalist

  • 25.07.95
  • meme
  • usually called the funniest in the group
  • loud and extra af
  • his voice s a bit lower than most other kpop vocalists
  • sings really well
  • really really really funny

Zuho - Baek Juho

position(s): main rapper

  • 04.07.96
  • low ass voice
  • raps really well
  • writes lyrics
  • hella good looking
  • looks tough but is a giant dork
  • vv funny
  • always trying to get the others to give him love

Rowoon - Kim Seokwoo

position(s): main vocalist, visual

  • 07.08.96
  • model material
  • gorgeous human bean
  • tall as hell so he’s a string bean
  • he’s like 189cm
  • the mom
  • cooks for the group
  • sings really really well

Yoo Taeyang

position(s): main dancer, vocalist

  • 28.02.97
  • guitarist
  • rude as hell but also very cute
  • dances and sings amazingly
  • the most popular member
  • lowkey a fuckboi
  • jk he’s really sweet and talented

Hwiyoung - Kim Youngkyun

position(s): lead rapper

  • 11.05.99
  • king of never getting lines
  • but really he got 5 words in fanfare
  • raps really well but doens’t get many chances to show it
  • visuals on point
  • cries a lot
  • precious bean
  • fights with chani a lot

Chani - Kang Chanhee

position(s): lead dancer, rapper, maknae

  • 17.01.00
  • is babied by youngbin but hates it
  • dances so freaking well
  • good rapper
  • but really he’s an amazing dancer
  • also gets no lines
  • really deep voice
  • deserves more love

I haven’t been following got7 that much lately, i’m sorry :(

anonymous asked:

hey sam! it's been a long time since i requested a headcanon from you omg i miss ;; (but i still stalked your blog tho hehehe i'm shy) can i request a jikook headcanon about jimin who adores jungkook who is a radio broadcaster and he sort of fell in love with his voice but jimin does not know how jungkook looks like until he recognized his voice somewhere? (tbh the plot looks like a manga that i like but i forgot the title) thank you so much sam ily❤ ps: i'm week for jk as hyung and smol jimin

hi sweetheart!! don’t be shy! I’m kind of an awkward potato at first…..and later also…. but you end up appreciating me :D  so feel free to stop by and say hi whenever you feel like it, ok?

I’m sorry i haven’t been posting too much lately :( it’s been a while since I wrote some hdc, tho so im a bit rusty, i ask for your forgiveness… I have a lot of messages on my inbox so I will respond to them eventually…. I will try to do it this weekend since today i’m a bit busy but I will write this one for you as a thanks for being so sweet to me and as a promise to reply to the others ^^

have a great day pup <3


//Jimin found about jungkook’s radio program one night after a really long day at work. he usually put on his earbuds and blasted loudly his favorite artists but that night his ipod had run out of battery and he didn’t have any music stored on his phone so his only option was to tune in the radio. and oh boy does he not regret it at all.

//jungkook has  melodic voice, sweet and that exudes warmth but at the same time is deep and boyish, really charismatic. no wonder he works at a radio station.

//the program varies from listening to jungkook’s song recommendations to reading letters from fans asking for advice. the host can go from a total dork that tells the most ridiculous jokes to a sweet caring boy trying to help a lost soul.

//jimin finds himself listening to his show every single night from then on. he has the show tuned in while his night shift at the convenience store, which always helps him overcome the night with a better attitude.

//taehyung laughs at him, says he’s obsessed. Jimin likes to say he just knows how to appreciate the good things in life.

//Jungkook opens about himself sometimes, and jimin learns he’s a young man -but slightly older than him- that has struggled his own in life as many others and uses his experiences to give advice to his listeners. Jimin loves to hear those stories, feels like jungkook is opening up to him only and not to hundreds of anonymous people that listen to him as well.

//he’s tempted to call, talk directly with jungkook those nights the phones are opened to the spectators, but he knows he’s shy and would stumble with his words a lot. also, what is he supposed to say to jungkook? “oh hey i’m jimin, big fan of yours. i love your voice and i love you too, marry me?” nah, too creepy…. 

//so he simply sends letters to jungkook for the other to read. he usually shares his own struggles, tells jungkook how difficult is being for him to manage the student life, living on his own and have his family so far away. jungkook is always sweet, reassuring, tells JM to keep fighting for his dreams like he did some years prior, shares his own story so he can give jimin the will to keep going. jungkook tells JM they have a lot in common taking in consideration his letters, and jimin likes to think jungkook’s voice softens a bit while talking to him after reading his letters, and his heart stutters happily every time jungkook dedicates him a new song he’s found recently.

//it’s a sunday that finds jimin working a morning shift. he hates it, because not only he had to woke up really early, but he doesn’t have jungkook’s sweet voice helping go through the boredom.

//the good thing about it is that he can afford sit in a corner and read a book, or try to catch up with some work he had been delaying, since just some grannies come for some shopping.

//he’s immersed in one of the books he’s supposed to read for a report when someone enters the store. a young boy, dark hair and darker eyes. he’s pretty attractive, but the side glance and small smile he throws jimin when they lock gazes tells him he’s a bit shy. the boy strides to the farther aisles in silence, jimin focuses back on his books.

//”Hello,” says the boy and the single word has jimin’s head snapping towards him, it sounds slightly familiar. the boy raises an eyebrow but doesn’t say anything else.
“hello.” he answers, and starts charging everything without saying anything else.
“Thanks, have a good day.” he says once the other has paid and is about to leave. the boy smiles charmingly, sweet, and says:
“you too, thank you.” jimin stares a him because his voice sounds so so so familiar. 
“is something wrong?” asks the boy with confusion written all over his face and then everything clicks. 
“oh my fucking god, it’s you!” screams jimin, blushing immediately because holy shit it’s jungkook and holy shit he just screamed at jungkook
“uhm…. do we know each other?”
“no…I mean i do, i know you and this just sounds so creepy but omg im a fan- im so sorry.”
“oh….” jungkook’s face changes then, goes to confusion to realization and smiles once again at jimin. “you listen to my radio program?”
“Yeah…. i- i love you - your show”
“Wow, im glad. it’s always nice to know people like listen to me… thank you so much.”

//Jungkook starts coming to the store more often and jimin tries to play it cool every time, specially when jungkook is being friendly with him and starts a conversation. but they quickly fall into a more comfortable relationship, specially after Jimin confesses he’s JM and jungkook seems happy to know about it.

//jungkook is funny and nice outside of work also, manages to make jimin laugh without really trying. sometimes jungkook is the only one talking as jimin just smiles and nods, staring. because jimin likes jungkook’s soft voice, but likes even more his crooked smile and bunny teeth and the way he feels every time jungkook looks at him. and boy, he’s so in deep.

//they exchange phone numbers and start talking frequently. Sometimes jungkook texts him in the middle of a broadcast. it makes jimin feel special.

//”this song is dedicated to a friend of mine. we’ve become closer recently and im glad to have found such a nice person that fits so well in my life. so, ehm… jimin, i know you are listening- this song is for you”
Jimin tries not to scream in the middle of the store, but now that he thinks about it he’s alone so he squeals out loud out of happiness.

//”It was a beautiful song” says jimin over the phone, after deciding to call jungkook in a boost of braveness.
“Really? I’m glad. i found the artist recently and he really has beautiful songs. I thought you would like this one.”
“I loved it…”
“You know what it’s about?” asks jungkook, his voice soft and warm. for a second jimin forgets they are talking live on radio and there are hundreds of people listening to their conversation. “It’s a bout a new found love.”
“oh…”
“jimin, would it be too brave of me to ask you out on a date?”
“Are you serious?”
“totally…. I like you a lot JM”
“I would love to…”

//after that night jungkook receives a lot of letters asking for advice in love matters, because his way of confessing to jimin was cute and romantic and had all his fans squealing with feels. (jimin dowloaded the podcast to save it on his computer)

//jimin discovers dating a radio host is a bit embarrassing, specially when said host dedicates romantic songs to him or says out loud how much he loves him, but jimin wouldn’t have it any other way. (he loves calling to the program and talk to the other, sometimes embarrassing jungkook on live radio)

I'm blue, she's golden (chapter 2), I've been waiting for you

Summary:

Jughead Jones is part of an up and coming rock band, The Southside Serpents, created by Archie Andrews, Kevin Keller, Joaquin DeSantos, and himself. Looking to get their fans hyped for their next album, they request that they send in cover art from which they will pick one to be the actual cover of the album. Betty Cooper, a photographer with an interest in digital art and design, sees the ad while scrolling through her Instagram. She emails the band, sending them a portfolio and requesting to take their pictures and make their cover art. Impressed by her skills, the lead guitarist, Archie Andrews, decides to give her a chance. As soon as the band arrives at her studio, “The Blue & Gold,” Jughead takes an interest in this Betty Cooper.

Chapter 2

Betty urged herself not to dig her nails into her palms as she awaited the arrival of the Serpents. She thought this was a great opportunity and responded eagerly to their reply, but found herself becoming quite anxious for the shoot three days later. She had heard things about the Southside Serpents.

From what Betty had heard, JP Jones was “the new Mick Jagger” and also a bit of an asshole. Just scrolling through his Instagram, she could tell that he had as many hate accounts dedicated to him as he did fan accounts. In Betty’s personal opinion, he didn’t seem like that bad of a guy. People just didn’t know how to deal with sarcasm apparently. Archie Andrews was the boy next door type with muscles that her longtime best friend, Veronica, often fawned over. Betty thought he was cute and all, but not all that he was cracked out to be. Joaquin DeSantos, in her opinion, seemed the most like a bad boy. He was dating Kevin Keller, the fourth member of the band, and due to this, many female (and some male) fans found their relationship quite cute and shipped them relentlessly and obsessively. Although he was dating a bad boy, Kevin seemed like the nicest of them all. With no sharp features or rumors of being an asshole, Betty was looking forward to meeting him the most.

Betty was joined in her studio by Veronica Lodge and Cheryl Blossom. Veronica was a stylist, and Cheryl a make up artist. They often worked with her on shoots, which Betty preferred because she had known them both since childhood. Honestly, Betty had a bit of social anxiety when it came to meeting new people. It wasn’t that she didn’t like making new friends, she did, she just didn’t like the whole introducing herself and first impression thing. She hated how much first impressions mattered to people.

The boys arrived as Betty was pouring herself a cup of coffee.

“Knock knock,” Jughead greeted, knocking on the wall.

The greeting startled Betty, causing her to spill coffee all over her turtleneck, denim jacket, and the ground with an audible “shit.”

“I’m sorry,” Jughead said, as he and Archie leaned down to help her wipe up the spilled coffee, “Where you not expecting us yet?”

“Oh no no,” she waved her hand, “You’re right on time. I’m just jumpy. Must be all the coffee I drink,” she said with a laugh.

“I know what you mean,” Jughead smirked at her, “I’m a coffee addict myself.”

She held eye contact with him for much too long. He was even prettier in person, she noticed.

“Anyway,” Betty turned on her heal to completely face the whole band, “This is Cheryl Blossom, your make up artist for the day,” she gestured in Cheryl’s direction, “And Veronica Lodge, the stylist,” she gestured at Veronica.

They all shook hands, properly introducing themselves. Archie’s hand lingered on Veronica’s longer than Cheryl’s and she smiled her flirty smile up at him. ‘Oh boy,’ Betty thought, ‘Why is she always attracted to my clients?’

Cheryl seemed irked by this interaction, which only spurred Veronica on more. Betty had sensed a bit of unspoken attraction between Cheryl and Veronica for the longest time now, but Veronica, being the way she was, wouldn’t just admit that she liked Cheryl, and instead flirted with every person she met to make Cheryl jealous. It always worked.

Betty then turned in the direction of her darkroom where she kept a change of clothes for accidents like this, “Now if you’ll excuse me. I need to clean this,” she gestured to her outfit, “up.”

As soon as Betty exited, Veronica spoke, directing her words mostly at Archie, “It’s so good to see some real musical talent around here,” Veronica blabbed, “Betty’s ex boyfriend, Chuck, used to have a band and they SUCKED.”

“That’s unfortunate,” Joaquin hummed, picking his nails.

“Oh don’t worry,” she turned her gaze back to Archie, “she broke up with him.”

Archie looked a little shocked, “That’s kind of harsh.”

“No no no,” Veronica laughed her flirty laugh, “she didn’t break up with him because of his music, silly boy, she broke up with him because-” Veronica realized her mistake, “of other things…”

“What other things?” Archie asked naively.

Jughead walked over to him and put a hand on his shoulder, “Let’s not push it, Arch.”

Betty walked in mere seconds after the conversation ended in a colorful patterned fur coat with a tank top underneath. Veronica greeted her by saying, “This one’s cute,” she pointed at Archie, “can I keep him?”

“I don’t own them, V,” Betty laughed while toying with her camera, “It’s completely up to him.”

“Well I don’t know about “keeping” me, but I can take you to lunch after this,” Archie said with a smirk.

Jughead rolled his eyes at their interaction. Archie was most likely about to reach his 25th today. He would have to remind himself to not go straight back to the apartment after the shoot. He had heard one of Archie’s sexual endeavors once by accident, and he never wanted to hear another one again.

“Anyway,” Betty clapped, “let’s get you all ready so we can get up on the roof and start the shoot.”

30 minutes later, they were all dressed and ready to be photographed. Veronica followed closely behind Betty as she moved her equipment and the band up to the roof.

“Betty,” she whispered in her ear, “you should totally tap that,” she nodded in Jughead’s direction. Jughead, who was following them but talking to Joaquin, didn’t seem to notice Veronica’s nod.

Betty’s face still grew hot, “Veronica!” she whisper shouted, “you know that I haven’t been out with anyone since Chuck!”

“I didn’t say anything about going out with him, just sex,” Veronica shrugged.

Betty’s face got even redder, “So do you propose that I take his picture, bed him, and then forget that it ever happened?!” She whispered angrily.

“I never said anything about forgetting anything,” She said as she opened the door to the roof for Betty, “The whole point of it is to be unforgettable.”

“I’ll take a hard pass,” Betty huffed as she set her smoke machine down on the roof.

“But I’ve heard that he can hit your g-spot,” Veronica said in a singsong voice.

“Hush,” Betty said as she pushed her away from the group, “Where did you even hear that?”

“The internet.”

Betty rolled her eyes, saying, “Because the internet is always such a reliable source.”

Jughead was well versed in knowing when someone was talking about him. It probably stemmed from years of bullying in his childhood, but we won’t get into that right now. Basically, Jughead was well aware that Betty and Veronica were talking about him. He wondered what they were talking about, maybe his reputation? You say one sarcastic comment to a reporter and suddenly you’re labeled as an asshole for the rest of your career.

Jughead pushed his worries to the back of his mind when he saw Betty approaching, “Are you guys ready?” She asked with a sweet smile. ‘Damn, she’s pretty,’ he thought.

The first part of the shoot involving the smoke machine and individual pictures of the band members, occurred with very few problems. Jughead, or JP as people who weren’t his close friends knew him, seemed effortless in front of the camera. The others, not so much. She had to give them a few pointers, but in the end, Betty ended up with some spectacular pictures.

The second part of the shoot had Betty almost tearing her hair out. Every time she wanted to take a picture of the group together, Archie was looking at Veronica, not the camera. Eventually, in frustration, she called for a break.

JP, as she knew him, approached her as she was looking through the pictures, scowling.

“They’re that bad, huh?” He asked, leaning against the table next to them.

“Oh no,” she flushed, “Don’t worry about it. Archie just kept looking away in the group photos.”

“Ah,” Jughead said in realization, “that happens anytime he sees a pretty girl. He’s kinda like a dog in that way.”

Betty snorted, “Really?”

“Yep,” he responded, looking over at Archie who was flirting with Veronica, “for some reason people think I’m the player when he actually is.”

“Interesting,” Betty said, looking over at him, “do you have any idea why?”

“Oh uh,” he rubbed his neck, “this girl that I dated in high school came out and said that I was “the best lover she’s ever had.” Her standards must be really low,” he added with a chuckle.

Betty laughed with him and when the laughter died down, they stood in a comfortable silence, watching the other people on the roof interact.

Jughead spoke first, “So how’d you get into photography?” he asked, “I’ve always found it so interesting.”

Betty smiled at him, “I actually wanted to be a journalist, but no one took me seriously. It was just easier to be a photographer since both of my parents are…not to say that I don’t love it,” she added quickly.

“No,” he responded, “I know what you mean. Music was never my first choice but I still love it.”

Betty smiled in understanding, “I like to think that just like people say we have several soulmates, we have several careers that could fit us.”

Jughead smiled back at her and her heart fluttered, “That’s a nice thought,” he mused.

After a minute Betty said, “You know, I could teach you the basics after the shoot if you’re not busy.”

“Huh?” He asked, not knowing what she was talking about.

“The basics of photography.”

“Oh,” he responded with a shy smile, “that would actually be really nice.”

I always laugh when louises/ larries attack harries. I wonder if you actually think the things you write or if you'e trying to manipulate your followers. Or if you need to blame someone so you turn to harries? You have talked about how harries are the worst for days and I’m just ??? 

Because can you give me 100 blogs right now that are harries but spend every day making several post just to talk shit about Louis? People that have more louis then harry content on their blogs ? Cause I can give you those louises. I can seriously give you 100 blogs now. Can you tell me one harry blog with a name etc ( not anon on tumblr cause people pretend to be other people on anon all the time) saying stuff like Johanna deserved to d*e because of Louis? I can give you the louis blog that said Robin deserved  it because of Harry’s fame. 

Can you give me harrie blogs writing about wanting Louis do d*e/ wanting to hurt him? I can give you several louis blog and people that did that about Harry. Not fake anons or anything. Blogs with real names that have been here forever. Do you want me to go and on? Cause I can be here all day. Are some harries mean? Yes. Of course. But you can’t even compare that to what those blogs say about H every day. They call him things like r*pist, p*edofile  every day. Have you ever brought it up on your blog? Do every louises have to take the blame for what those blogs say? They way larries make sure that every harrie is blamed for some mean harries. 

Go outside you’re larrie bubble on tumblr and you will see that the fandom isn’t want you think it is. The fact that I can seriously give you 100 blogs right now that are straight up 98 % hate blogs about Harry and 2 % Louis is fucked up. It’s even more fucked up that I can show you those kind of people on twitter too. Did you know that Zayn fans was the first one out here giving bad score on meteoritic for Harry’s album? Of course the twitter harries had to do the same later. Go back and look and see that more bad reviews exist on Harry’s page then Zayns and go look for the first comment. But nobody uses that to hate on zayn fans do they ? What about those louises that tweeted / sent email to writers that had written good reviews about Harry’s album saying he was a P*dofile etc for carolina / Kiwi. That’s seriously stuff but they had no shame showing that they did that to people. Did you know how much hate Harry got 2 days after his step dad died because Louis had his interview out talking about how much he didn’t want the break. Did you know what horrible stuff people tweeted to him / about him when he was grieving. Let me give you the screenshot of the person that wished for him to be harmed 2 days after his stepdad died.

Do you ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen? Or do you only follow fans that hate Harry so you only see the bad stuff Harries does? I’m seriously wondering? 

Another thing that is funny to me is how only people that love louis, liam, niall and zayn can think that they are the best solo act but when some harries think Harry is the best solo act bc of how amazing he did with a 6 minute rock ballad without promo every day and without discounting it then it’s awful and blogs on here have to make post shitting on that. 

I mean Meghan Trainors All about the bass have more streams and did better on billboard then Rihannas bitch better have my money yet no one would ever bring that up to prove how much Rih failed and how Meghan is better.  I’m just siting here wondering when streams and what they radio played became the measure for how a good song is or how good someone is doing ( cause we all know it’s business). Cause then Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes are better then Beyonce cause their songs have more streams / are played more on the radio. ( btw, i’m not comparing those people to the 1d boys. I’m just saying that when you used certificates and streams as a measure of who has the best song or a measure of the quality of the songs I just laughed cause that’s so hilarious. Who’s going to tell Beyonce that Shawn Mendes has more streams on Spotify then her and that means his success is bigger then hers. ) 

The fact that people are angry at Harry for having opportunities is also so whack. I must have imagined Niall Horan getting on a festival tour with only one song when billion other artist would have loved that and had actually albums out to promote. It wasn’t high on the chart before he went on every festival so the reason wasn’t bc he had the biggest hit of the year. Then we have Liam that has worked with Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Charlie Puth, Beyonces dancer etc but of course that’s not something  larries ever would imagine hating Liam for. Why did not a single larrie mention Zayn and his ”unfair” fashion deal.? So many people that are designers would have killed for that and so many people dress better than him etc but no angry post about it. It’s only Harry that get’s that kind of hate  and people taking about his “unfair” opportunities. 

I could go on and on about how 1d fans and people on here are so fake when it comes to the boys. It’s just sad I can’t take you seriously anymore cause you used to be one of my favorites on here.


Here, anon, I’m keeping my word and posting your version. Sorry for the dealy, it had slipped down down down my inbox. I am too tired to reply point by point. I certainly lack your time, energy and dedication, I’ll give you that!

I know that some blogs are out there saying the nastiest things about Harry and it makes me feel sick. That’s the reason why I don’t follow them? I don’t go read their blogs? I stay as far as I can. If they were to bother me, I’d block them. That’s the difference. None of these people obsessively came to my inbox wishing I’d choke or die, none of them were encouraged by their own pears and more influential blogs to contact people with different opinions (not even offensive, because neither me nor any of my mutuals would ever insult the boys, or anyone else, like, you kno, abotu being civil and all). Until the day they do, I can dislike them in my own corner. I dont condone what anyone who’s got a critique to make about Harry’s team and promo has to go through in this crazy atmosphere. I’m on my blog, discussing my OWN experience, and my own experience included nasty harries being unforgivable in their actions. All the boys, all the artists out there have horrible fans in their rows. Until they come to my own space, I’ll let them be, I won’t make post about them, I won’t send them anons, submissions, write call out posts. I am so turned off by all this ugliness aorund and that’s exactly why I do my best to avoid it. You do you, I’m fine where I am. And I thought you had unfollowed me already, this is the second submission you send me. Sorry to see you go and lose your respect, but we’ll both live with it, I fear. I can’t bring myself to asnwer the rest, as it doesn’t personally touch me, like this one point does. I might even agree with a thing or two! Let’s call this quits now, yeah? Yeah. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering, you don't have to do this if you don't want to or if you're too busy or whatever, if you have any tips on doing french characters? I'm thinking of putting a french character in my book and was wondering about maybe some stuff about english/american that's weird to you or something just like, about the french people? Again, you can totally ignore this if you're uncomfortable or if you don't have time, I know you're a busy gal. It would just be super great if you could ^.^

Hi anon ^^

It’s a tricky question because French people can be very different according to the place they live, their social or ethnic background, their education or just because of the fact that we are all different but I’m gonna try to tell you about “general trends” and our relationship with Americans. Here is a (certainly incomplete) list, in no particular order.

- French people have a pretty “dry” and dark sense of humor. If they are a bit “mean” to you, it means that they like you and that you are a part of their circle. Think South Park, Georges Carlin, Chris Rock and even for some people, Jimmy Carr. Also, all the “white guuurls” jokes don’t  make any sense to us. It doesn’t mean that we don’t joke about racial stuff but it’s different. So yeah, we are often pretty violent verbally, but it doesn’t mean we are angry. It can be a bit baffling for foreigners because they don’t know when we are joking or when we are really angry.

- We don’t have the same racial stereotypes. For instance, this racist cliché about black people liking watermelon or chicken is beyond understanding for a French. I remember this hilarious French forum thread about Mary J. Blige being called out because she was in that Burger King commercial 4-5 years ago. People were outraged and didn’t understand why it was such a problem. “If this damn woman wants to be in a commercial, it’s her problem!” - “I don’t understand. Is it because she’s a rap artist and it’s not good for her image?” - “Are vegans not happy or something?”. And it’s finally after the 50th comment that someone explained that the association “chicken/black people” could be seen as racist in the USA and the whooole thread went O____o

- Ok, sorry about that one but….the American “PC culture”. It doesn’t mean that in France everything is allowed or that we are not offended by precise topics, it means that we often have the impression that American are offended by the tiniest things. Whether it’s objectively true or false doesn’t matter: it’s the general impression that we have. For instance, in political debate shows in France, when someone is easily offended, you can be sure that at a  moment or another you are gonna have a “We are not in the USA” (or more recently “We are not in Sweden” - Sorry Sweden :S) from one of the participants.

- No, we don’t hate Americans for fuck’s sake. Ok, sometimes, we tend to see Americans as a bit arrogant (but we see ourselves as fucking arrogant too, don’t worry) but we have for instance nothing against American tourists. We also have a great respect for WW2 veterans:

(US army veteran Jack Schlegel, 91 y.o at the time, in front of the street named after him.)

- Everything is the government’s fault and the government should do something about it (whatever the problem of the moment is)…but on the other hand, it shouldn’t interfere too much either. xD

- French people have no problem finding ways to get around the law when they judge the law is restricting their everyday life and that “we can’t do anything anymore in this fucking country”. Simple example. Before, in cafés and restaurants, you had a smoking and a non-smoking area. It stopped when an anti-smoking law was voted and that all the bars, cafés and restaurants had to become 100% non-smoking. Do you know what happened? The shop owners installed heating devices in the restaurant terraces to give people the possibility to smoke outside and then, they closed the terraces with some sort of plastic wraps. You are outside and inside at the same time. Inside because you are hot and you can eat like in a normal restaurant but outside in regard of the French law.

- We love to complain, we are big mouths. That’s our way of communicating. For instance, this is how French illustrator Uderzo sees us (and it’s also one of the most famous gags in French comics: A fight that starts because of the bad smell of the fish shop. You have one in every volume of Astérix)

- We are a bit pessimistic. We are individualistic (you can see it in the way people act toward each other in the streets, they don’t care about other) but we see the ideas of solidarity and fraternity as important (don’t fucking touch to the NHS). It’s a fucking contradiction. We are also a bit disorganized but as it’s our way of living we don’t realize it. It drives tourists and foreigners living in France nuts.

- We don’t open easily and sometimes we can see as suspicious someone who asks too many questions, particularly in Paris (less in the south, though)

- There’s a great hypocrisy concerning money. We live in a country where the notion of social classes is very important to us, where rich people are often despised and not seen as examples and where we don’t talk about how much we earn…but a lot of us want to be rich: we spent millions of Euros a year in lottery games. Speaking of social classes…

- Our relationship to communism is different. At the time where USA were obsessed to know who was communist and who was not, the communist party was one of the strongest parties in France, particularly among the working class. Consequently, it’s not unusual for a French to have a communist grand-father. In other words don’t freak out if you hear someone says “My grand Pa, who was a member of the Communist Party in the 70′s…”

- Lunch break is important. It baffles foreigners to see how long we take to have lunch even when we are busy. And we are obsessed with “good” food too. Yes, that one is true…even if we are the #1 European con summers when it comes hamburgers. Once again: contradiction.

- Hugging people. That’s not natural at all. Either we kiss people on the cheeks (2 times or 3 times or even 4 times depending on people or on the region they are from. It can awkward sometimes because you never know how many times someone will kiss you), either we shake their hands but hugging feels very…intimate and awkward.

- Secularity. We don’t joke with that shit. The US President ending his speeches with “God bless America” is something you will never see in France. The French President ends up his speeches with “Long live the Republic, long live France”, no reference to God.

- We don’t care about what politicians do with their private life and we don’t expect apologies when it happens. If they cheat on their wife or have 5 mistresses, it’s their problem. When the affair between President Hollande and Julie Gayet became public, a lot of people were not happy that he cheated on his partner, Valérie Trierveiler but the main concern was that he did all this using the tax payers money…and that he got caught because honestly, François, it’s not good for the image of the country.

(At least, we had fun with “scooter memes”)

- There’s a French obsession around a graduation degree called “The Baccalauréat”. French parents ABSOLUTELY want their kids to have this degree…while complaining that this degree has no value anymore because French schools have turned into an idiot factory (”une usine à crétins”)

- There’s a kind of “rivalry” between Paris and the rest of France. Parisians seem to see themselves as better than the rest of the country (it’s not my fault if it’s true…just saying. What? Yes, I’m a Parisian, how did you realize?) and the rest of France sees Parisian as grumpy, cold, despising, full of themselves, stressed sons of bitches. (ok, this is maybe true too but being amazing and fab comes with a price, ok?)

- Names. Like seriously enough with names like Yvette, Nicole or Robert if you write about someone who is in their 20-30′s. Nathan, Lucas, Léo, Gabriel, Timéo, Enzo, Louis, Raphaël, Arthur, Hugo, Jules, Ethan, Adam, Nolan, Tom, Noah, Théo, Sacha, Maël, Mathis. (most given boys names in 2015) and Emma, Lola, Chloé, Inès, Léa, Manon, Jade, Louise, Léna, Lina, Zoé, Lilou, Camille, Sarah, Eva, Alice, Maëlys, Louna, Romane, Juliette (most given girls names in 2015) are fine.
 
- France is a multi-ethnic country….

…so you can have a French character called Fatou or Sofiane. We have a lot of people from African or north-African descent, particularly in big cities. And exactly like French names, the trends have changed when it comes to the names of kids from north-African descents. For instance, bit less Mohamed and Fatima and more Rayan, Anis, Ilyès, or Sara. On the contrary, Asian kids (mainly with parents or grand-parents from China, Thailand, Vietnam) tend to have French names.

- We have a love/hate relationship with our national football team. They are a bunch of rude uneducated thugs with no values..except when they win, of course.

- We don’t care about striped shirts (at the exception of people from Brittany: striped shirts, the famous marinière, is imporiant) and mimes. Unless we are loaded, we don’t wear designer clothes.

- I don’t care what boring French movies with Louis Garrel show you, we don’t live in this kind of apartments (except for some rich people, of course):

And speaking of movies. A lot of French people pretend they know something/care about old movies but a lot of us have never seen a Nouvelle Vague movie. They are even considered as boring and pretentious.

- American supersize stuff. Is it really necessary? I mean, you can feed a family of 4 during two months with some of your portions.

- That thing below…

…is a fucking “pain au chocolat”. Don’t let people from the south west of France tell you it’s a “chocolatine”. They will try to fool you but stay strong my little one!

Voilà! The result of brainstorming with some friends. TLDR: We are loud, full of contradictions, nice if you understand our sense of humor and don’t touch to our NHS.

Good luck to you and happy writing. ♥

Hey guys!

First off an apology is in order for those who follow me on my main blog and especially my ask blog. I’m sorry for not posting and even more for not saying this sooner. I know I dropped off the face of the planet and haven’t been answering or drawing anything lately. So I’ll be honest, the reason for that is a lack of inspiration and drive for the game.

Don’t get me wrong Bendy and the Ink Machine has an awesome fandom with amazing artists! But my main reason for getting into the fandom was my interest in the game not just the fandom. To be clear I’m in NO WAY trying to say BATIM is a bad game. However, as the game stands right now there isn’t much to work with but foreshadowing and mysteries. While that did intrigue me and left everyone with many headcanons …..it left me feeling kinda empty. Because as far as the game goes for me the story was what I was kept me coming for more but I also like engaging game play with lots of replay value. I (personally) just wasn’t invested enough for ME to keep drawing fanart. Don’t get me wrong BATIM is an AWESOME GAME and it is a small game. But until Chap 3 comes out, which I’m sure will reveal a lot, I don’t think I’ll be drawing fanart of the game anytime soon.

(As of now my obsession has been Hollow Knight which is holy crap such a thrill to play, with rich lore and cute buggies!)

That being said I’m not leaving the fandom but taking a break. Drawing consistently was fun but it did take me away from focusing on my family, friends and my own original characters. I’m a slow drawer and while I’m on summer break I wanted to spend it being with the people I love. Again I’m sorry for disappearing but I wanted to be honest with you because you all have been so wonderful.

(I do have two Hollow Knight fanart works I’m going to post. As for my own original work it’s my preference not to post it because of people stealing and reposting as their own. Until I make my own online portfolio that’s just my choice.)

Have a great day everyone!

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Sterek AU - Stiles always loved Indiana Jones movies. He watched them with his dad when he was just a kid and then run around the house, pretending pieces of furniture are mountains and lakes and caves with treasures, while his mom watched him with that soft smile of hers, working extra hard on his Halloween costume in the middle of April, because she was just that amazing. And it all maybe started as child’s play, but in time it’s grown and became something bigger. Something that took over his life without him really noticing. 

No, it doesn’t mean he became obsessed with Harrison Ford and wore Indy’s hat 24/7. But he became… well, very active kind of researcher. Not a treasure hunter, because duh, he’s not stupid, even if someone could became that, they don’t tend to live very long. Or outside of jail. And it’s hardly as romantic career as movies present it. But Stiles loves just go out in the field and interact with people, or things, or whatever. So it’s probably not so surprising, when he finds out the supernatural isn’t just a movie plot and work of skilled make-up artists. 

Derek Hale is very very real. And very very agonizingly hot angry. Also there is a lot more supernatural beings than Stiles would ever thought. Banshees are real? Seriously? Suddenly it makes so much sense why Lydia always looks like she wants to scream at people. Or at Stiles. Mostly Stiles. 

Also, did Stiles mention how Derek kind of hates him? Or more like hates absolutely everyone, but Stiles thinks he’s on the top of the very long list of unwanted. Maybe it has something to do with the Triskele. Object he saw mentioned in some very interesting books and the reason, why he picked this area for his dissertation. Object Hale family guarded for centuries. Object stolen by the other not-exactly-treasure-hunter-but-totally-a-treasure-hunter. Which, beg your pardon, Stiles is not a treasure hunter or a thief, so back off!

There was a strong possibility Stiles is not going to see another sunrise. Or sunset. Or what’s going to happen in next few minutes. Lack of air in his lungs was near to alarming and there was also a mouth full of very big and very sharp teeth just two inches from his own. And there was nothing sexy in it, no matter how hot was the rest of the face in front of him. Or the body. 

“Liar!” Derek, because that his nametag says is his name, it even has a little smiley face, Stiles doesn’t think the man in front of him drew it himself, growls at him. 

And Stiles would very much like to defend himself, if he wasn’t strangled by dark, broody, and handsome he briefly met this morning in the store in the town. And if he would at least knew what he’s supposed to be lying about. So he just tries to take a breath, even if he mostly fails. 

“What are you really doing here? Why are you snooping around?” Those greenish, grayish, blueish, brownish eyes piercing through Stiles like a burning icicle. And yes he’s aware how impossible that is. Not the ice, that’s totally possible, but those eyes, man. No one should have eyes like this, it’s unfair, and why the hell he’s thinking about eyes of the man, who’s trying to murder him? Viciously. A la caveman. And who seems to not be completely human. 

“Wo-rking. Scho-ool dis-” Stiles tries to say, but he wasn’t lying, there isn’t enough air in his lungs, and those black spots probably shouldn’t be dancing in his vision.

“That’s a lie!”

“No,” Stiles manages, but that’s it. Man growls in his face again, but then the pressure is gone and Stiles takes huge gulps of air, hunched forward, hands on his knees, greedy for every bid of oxygen he can get. “Man,” he breaths out, “for a second there I was sure, you’re going to kill me." 

Aaaand those are claws. Yep. He’s probably still gonna die. 

"You’re lying. You are looking for it,” Derek accuses him and sneers. “Too late, it’s already been stolen.”

“Okay,” Stiles lets out maybe too harshly for his current position, “I don’t know what are you talking about, but I’m not a thief. My dad’s freakin’ sheriff, for fuck’s sake. Also where the fuck your eyebrows went?!" 

He’s not hysteric, okay. He’s not. He might be hyperventilating a little, but he can cope with crazy situations. He’s friends with Scott, that’s pro-training right there. 

Derek is looking kind of stunned, to be honest. Like Stiles managed to surprise him somehow. 

After a short moment, Derek speaks, "you didn’t know.” And well, there is a lots of things he could meant by it. His face changes back to more human-y shape, except the frown. The frown is probably default setting for every shape and form, Stiles guesses. He bends and picks his hat from the ground. It survived and that brings Stiles huge amount of relief. He tries to clean it from dust a little, but then he gives up and just puts it on.

There is a long silence, kind of awkward, if Stiles should be honest. Derek eyeing him suspiciously from head to toe and back. Then his eyes linger on said hat as he snorts. 

“Fuck off,” Stiles spits out boldly, because no one can scoff on his hat, okay. No one. 

“It’s ridiculous.” Derek doesn’t seem fazed by Stiles’ outrage, his eyebrows attempting some complex but foreign communication. 

“Says man with fangs and no eyebrows,” Stiles murmurs, because he has no sense of self-preservation. Seriously. Not even the smallest bit. “Also thanks for not burring them in my throat. The fangs, I mean. Not your eyebrows. Much appreciated. I’m Stiles, by the way.” He doesn’t reach his hand for a handshake, but that’s mostly because he’s not sure he would get it back. 

Derek snorts. “I take it back. That’s ridiculous.”

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I never make personal posts, never mind long personal posts, but this warrants a story, at least for @moonsdesigns, who makes absolutely phenomenal hoodies! To moonsdesigns, I hope you read this story to see how much of an impact your hoodies have. Please bear with the length…

This august I moved extremely far away from my home to go to grad school. The transitions been insanely tough as I’ve never been this far away from my family, and most importantly, my sister (her name on here is antisaintjudis, though her blog is invisible). She’s probably my best friend and it’s been difficult being away from that constant support.

I started watching Voltron because I saw people I followed posting Voltron fanart (I also wanted a something to watch to ease the pain of being away). I thought, “people seem to love this. I guess I can see what it’s about.” Minutes in and I fell in love with Voltron, particularly Shiro. He was everything I’ve ever wanted to embody, so I bonded to him instantly. My sister, Judis, moved to a new apartment as well, and didn’t have Internet for awhile. So I’d go on and on about how much I loved Voltron and she’d just think I was a weirdo in the way sisters do. When she got Internet though, I forced her to watch it. We called over FaceTime and watched the episodes together by syncing up our running of them; we watched it in one day.

She really enjoyed it (she loves Lance), but not to the same extent I did. I’m obsessed and she just enjoys the show and characters to a healthy degree, haha.

Fast forward to October. I found @moonsdesigns (tagging again to encourage the world to follow) and saw her stunningly beautiful designs! I have zero talent, so her skill and craftsmanship is truly astounding to see!

So, every so often she holds a lottery for her hand crafted hoodies (again, you should follow her and see her amazing work!). I entered for a shiro hoodie and told Judis to follow her so she could enter for a Lance hoodie.

The dates came and went and I obsessively checked my inbox (knowing I wouldn’t win because I have zero luck, but hoping I would magically). Low and behold… I didn’t win. I was disappointed but knew that was the game. It’s a fair way for the artist to give everyone a chance with her limited time and resources. So, I didn’t win… but my sister did.

A day or so later I called my sister after a particularly rough day with depression and grad school and was on the verge of tears. When she answered she was hyper and bubbly, and I didn’t want to disrupt her attitude (she’s been having a tough time a work too, so it was nice to hear her happy), but I eventually broke down. She comforted me while I sobbed about how I was sorry for crying because it ruined her mood and put the focus on me (the struggle with depression is real), so she informed me the only reason she was hyper was because she’d just ordered me something. She’d ordered me a present from China, so it’d take a few weeks to get to the states, but she was insanely excited for me to get it: An early present for the holiday season. We chatted about that and she was intentionally vague, but eventually we talked about other things.

Time went on and occasionally I’d ask where the gift was because she was eager for it to arrive. For a long time it was in customs, but shortly before Thanksgiving Break, she informed me it was out of customs and on the way.

That made me excited, and her more so. She kept saying, “I hope you like it!”.

It was supposed to arrive the day before I flew out to see the family over break, but due to weather conditions, it was postponed till the next day. Well, Judis was upset but I told her, “it’s fine. It gives me something to look forward to when I get back to school.”

However, she was torn. She wanted to tell me all while wanting it to be a surprise. So, down at my family home for break, my sister and I decided she’d tell me there (so we could hug) because it’d be more personal than me getting a box. She pulled out her phone and opened a picture: the ask she’d gotten when moonsdesigns had told her she’d won. In the ask box was this: a Shiro Black Paladin hoodie, please!

I was completely surprised!

“You won?” That was all I could say. I was crying and hugged her immediately. She told me while she’d love to have a Lance hoodie, she didn’t want to spend money on something she wouldn’t wear often (she’s not a hoodie person like I am). She also knew I was obsessed and would appreciate one insanely more than she ever could. Plus, she’d just felt like she was going to win, so she put in for a Shiro hoodie instead (she’s psychic, I swear. These things happen to her, I don’t even know…).

She explained her lie about China, that since she’d wanted to comfort me but still keep it a secret, she made something up. When it was “in customs”, she’d just been getting information from moonsdesigns about the hoodie-making process. It was released from customs when moonsdesigns was almost completed.

I cried for a long time and am so thankful to have a wonderful sister! It means so much to have someone looking out for me like she is.

I got home yesterday and picked up my package today. This hoodie is amazingly crafted, soft, comfortable, incredibly detailed and absolutely stunning! @moonsdesigns is truly gifted (and I hope you read this far to see that, haha!). Thank you, moonsdesigns for your fantastic hoodie and for unknowingly working alongside Judis to create the best holiday gift I’ve ever gotten. Your work is amazing and I can tell there was a lot of effort put into this design and creation.

Moral of the story: Go follow @moonsdesigns and enter in her lotteries when they’re open. Also just follow her blog cuz she posts awesome things and she’s an amazing person.

rizeruuchimaki-deactivated20150  asked:

Sorry if this is really hard, you don't have to do it. But do you think you could try and guess the members MBTI Personalities? I'm obsessed with it and I've always wanted to know which my bias was. Again, you don't have to if it's too hard.

This is my time to shine. The source I used is here! Also note that some are repeated!~

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Why Darth Maul has been my favourite character for so long, and probably always will be.

((This is just a really long post about me geeking out on Maul, it’s not that deep or anything I guess. I’m on mobile so I can’t put it under a cut, sorry!))

It sounds silly, I know. He originally had a very brief appearance with next to no lines in the original movie, and is killed off almost instantly, but as a kid I was instantly drawn to the character.

I think I was about 10 or 11 when I first watched Phantom Menace. It was a couple of months after I’d seen the original trilogy, and I don’t think my brother was ever planning on showing me the movies- he’s a bit older than me and a complete original trilogy purist, the prequels can’t even be mentioned in his presence, blah blah blah.
Anyway, my friend kept going on about three other movies, which he had the DVDs for, and offered to lend them to me over the week long holiday I was going on. I had one of those cool portable car film players, and with my set of new Star Wars films to watch, I was more than excited to say the least.

And I watched the movie on the 3 hour journey, and I’m just gonna flat out say it: It was the best film I’d ever seen. I was 10, I wasn’t a fucking film critic, and I didn’t care about any of these things that apparently make the movie so awful. The Queen was incredible, Obi Wan was (still is) WAY better than the original Ben Kenobi, I loved to hate Jar Jar Binks, and the lightsaber battles were better than ever.

And then there was this one character who grabbed my intention immediately. As soon as he popped up on that hologram, he was my favourite thing ever. As soon as I saw he was red and black (little emo me’s favourite colour scheme) he some how became even better. He didn’t need to talk like Vader, he was so much cooler than Palpatine, and then this guy started to fight.

Oooooh boy, could he fight. The Tattooine scrap was pretty cool, but when this “Darth Maul” guy lit up the double bladed lightsaber, I squealed. It was AMAZING. I’d been doing karate for maybe two, three years at this point, and it was something I loved doing, but this guy brought it to a whole new level. He looked so graceful and powerful and deadly at the same time, and I loved it. I couldn’t believe it when he died after such a short time, I think I genuinely cried. But I was pumped for the next movie, and so I looked forward to that instead (still grieving ngl)…

Except for one thing. My friend had lost two of the disks. I had the disk for the Phantom Menace, and it’s bonus disk, but I only had the bonus disks for the other two movies, not the actual films themselves. I Was Pissed™.

So instead I watched literally every bonus feature I could get on that first disk. I watched the info on the makeup, the design, the stunt acting? Anything thing I could possibly find, I watched. Multiple times. I watched the film’s a ton more times too. When I was out walking on the freezing English beach with my parents that holiday, I would grab for any long branch I could find and start using it as a double lightsaber (which is bloody difficult in welly boots). Little old me, obsessed with drawing, also started drawing out any picture I could think of just by using his face on the disk for a tattoo reference. Because his makeup was just the coolest looking thing I’d ever seen. I “borrowed” my mum’s eyeliner to draw them on my face too.

My first attempt at cosplay was Darth Maul. All my school art projects were Darth Maul (I actually still do that now). I would talk about him so much that my friends started referring to him as my boyfriend for god’s sake. I’ve read every book and comic I could get my hands on, and I’m also not gonna lie, a few years later the first fanfic I read was Darth Maul fic, and let me tell you it was a bloody good fic. Still love it. Another thing was that I was 126.84% sure that he wasn’t dead. I had countless ideas all mapped out, but none of them ever came to light, at least not in the main canon.

And then Clone Wars happened. I was never a huge fan of TCW. I liked it, but honestly I didn’t care all too much, and after a few seasons I lost track. I picked up again after my friend made me marathon the show with her (thank you), and I was introduced to Savage Opress. He was instantly a contender for my top ten Star Wars faves. He’s now a solid 2nd place, just behind his brother. He was awesome, and I instantly loved him, but I won’t go into that too much, because you’ve probably all given up on this mindless ramble by now!

Anyway, 2012 comes along, and I end up falling out of my fucking chair with excitement. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. After all my hoping and wishing and praying, Darth Maul would be back. Suddenly, this show was the best thing. I caught up on all storylines relevant to his return, until the day finally came around. I sat impatiently in front of the TV waiting for the episode to air. And I was shocked.
I don’t know what I should’ve expected, but seeing my (slightly concerning idea of a) role model being reduced to what he was genuinely broke my heart. I’m gonna try to keep things brief from here on out because I’ve realised how much I’ve written…
But yeah seeing his return to the force and his relationship with his brother and this whole new, intelligent, calm side to him improved his character to a point I didn’t feel was possible. Especially when it came to the death of Savage, and Talzin. Not out of character at all in my opinion, just a side of him we hadn’t seen before.

Darth Maul, his character and all the work that has gone into him has inspired me to no end. What I refer to as my “realistic” dream, Special Effects Makeup Artist, what I’m actually studying for, was inspired by him, as his makeup and horns and Ian McCaig’s designs and the way it exaggerates his face in the right ways to make him angry really brought me a whole new appreciation for that world of behind the scenes.
My ultimate, but slightly unrealistic dream, would be to do something in the worlds of either stunt acting or wrestling, and I honestly believe my original source of inspiration comes from the way that Maul could fight and move. In fact, it’s a very direct link when it comes to the stunt actor dream. I use to go to karate every week hoping there would be some secret talent scout looking for someone to play a padawan or something. In fact, I still do, so shush.

I could honestly say my appreciation for this character has changed my life, and gotten me through some really tough times, as silly as it sounds.

Besides, meeting my true hero (his actor, Ray Park) last year in March is still the best experience of my whole life. He was such a great guy, such a contrast to his character, and was a literal angel when I asked for a second photo after my phone took a blurry first picture. But again, I’ve rambled enough, and I know nobody is reading this. But whatever, it was fun to get my thoughts out.

TL;DR
Darth Maul is fucking amazing.

I'm really sorry for sending this, I'm just so sorry please don't hate me please

Hey, um…I’m really sorry, this has the potential to get really long, and I don’t want to bug you or anything but, just…you seemed like a good person to go to, like maybe if I told you my feelings you would be able to help, if only a little? I’m really sorry, I feel so selfish and disgusting for bothering you like this, but it’s important to me and I was hoping you would be able to maybe understand.

I’m fifteen years old, and I’ve been going through a rough time. Where I live, I’m in my last year before college, but I’m attending a new school, I’m autistic and have social anxiety so making friends is really difficult for me, my closest friends have both moved to their countries of origin so I don’t have anyone to talk to. I also happen to be a closeted lesbian with huge fears about my future and I just feel so alone. I’ve come to a point where my main coping mechanism is Steven Universe, and Pearl in particular is really important to me. She’s probably the most relateable character I’ve ever seen in fiction, and in many ways, I really look up to her – how she works hard and overcomes her struggles, how she always comes out better than she was before, how strong and sweet and loving she is. I really love her.

I’m really embarrassed about it and I don’t like to talk about it much, but I also really ship Pearl with Rose. I ship her with Garnet and Amethyst as well, but her relationship with Rose is especially important to me. At first, I simply related to her because I looked at it as an “in love with a straight girl situation”, but Tumblr has brought me to a point where I’ve been able to embrace the idea that they actually might’ve had a real relationship, and that’s just…hugely important to me, for Pearl to have actually had that.

I’m sorry that it’s kind of weird and weak of me, but I stumbled across this one blog, and…well, I know that it’s inevitable that there will be ship haters and there will be character haters and they will make blogs and that that’s just the normal, natural law of things, but it’s been bugging me for so long, because, like…the way they talked about Pearl really hurt me a lot. She’s kind of crucial to my self-esteem, she makes me feel like I can get better, and “getting better” has always been a huge priority for me. But the way they talked…made me feel like maybe I’m just a gross and wrong person, and it really doesn’t help me feel any better about myself.

I, um…I’m so sorry. I’m so, so, so, so, so, so, so, sorry that I’m coming to you about this. I must seem like the lamest person, and probably desperate, and you don’t have to say anything to me, really, I just…

I get obsessed with things. That’s how I’ve always been – my mom said it’s a spectrum thing, and when I was a kid it always made me feel really weird, but, like…the whole world comes to revolve around the things that are important to me, and right now Pearl is important to me, and if Pearl is wrong and I’m wrong to love Pearl, then there’s nothing else I can turn to, and it’s not something I can just get.

I really love your stuff and your personality and everything that you do. And I have other people that I really like around here, too. I’ve never talked to them, but I just…I really do. I even have a pearlsona that I haven’t submitted. I drew her, too, but…I’m not the best artist. I’m a bit worried that you wouldn’t want her or be interested in her.

Your blog is a lot of what I wish I could make my own. I’m just scared to make text posts, even though I have a lot to say, because I’m afraid people will tell me I’m wrong, and pretty much the worst thing I can possibly imagine myself being is wrong. I really, really don’t like being wrong.

If you’ve made it this far…thank you a lot, for reading this.
If it’s not too much to ask, I’d really like to know…

When people say that Pearl is abusive, that she’s bad for not communicating her feelings, that she’s manipulative and undeserving of being with anybody…is it really true? Is she a bad person? Am I a bad person?

Did Rose really not love her? Is it really that obvious? Is Pearl really unloved? Is Pearl really undeserving of love? Is she…

As much as I answer them for myself, I feel like it’s all just…like I’m wrong, because it’s me, and I can’t possibly right about me. That sounds really strange, I’m so sorry, once again, I’m really sorry. I wanted to hear…someone else say their thoughts, because my own are just so clouded with bias and self-depracating arguments and bad stuff that I think I’ll have to work harder with making go away.

I shouldn’t have gone back on the blog. I really shouldn’t. I should just stick to the ones who make me feel good. I’ve blocked them, but…I can’t stop thinking about them, and their words.


If this comes across as oversensitive or dumb or weird or mean or bothersome, please let me know, because I just…don’t know. I can’t know. I never know what I should say or what I should feel and I feel like I’ve been told too many times that I do and say the wrong things, so…I just don’t know. I don’t like not knowing things, so please…

I’m so useless, I don’t even know how to feel about sending this, I’m so worried that you’ll read this and tell me that I’m weird and wrong and stupid and weak. Other people seem to deal with this kind of thing so easily…they just continue loving what they love without any problems, they don’t let that thing consume their life, and words just bounce off their heads like they’re nothing – they even are nothing, according to many of them. Meanwhile, I’m crying to you like a ridiculous little kitten with problems that don’t even matter. I’m so sorry if I’ve made you feel bad or bothered or anything like that.

Hey. Friend. Hon. Listen. First of all, do not feel bad at all about coming to me for help. I’m only qualified to help by listening and being a friend, but I know sometimes that’s where you have to start. It’s hard to know the right thing to say because I’m not great at this stuff either, but I kinda know what you’re going through. I’ve read meta about Pearl from ignorant people that kept me up all night worrying that they were right, that she couldn’t be forgiven for hurting people when she couldn’t help it and that I was a bad person because I’ve hurt people when I couldn’t help it. I’ve been there with regards to continuing to read stuff that upsets you and not really knowing why. I know how it is to be obsessed with something and love something so much and feel bad because someone thinks it’s the wrong thing. But there’s some stuff I wanna tell you. I assume you sent this as a submission because you’re ok with it being public (if not message me and I’ll take it down immediately; I wanted to send you an ask about whether it was ok to post but the url you submitted from seems to be from gmail and not a tumblr?) so I’m going to do this because my literal mission in life is to bring autistic and mentally ill women together with their heroes through my art. That is my purpose and that is my job, so I’m gonna do it for you here. Okay. First of all. Listen, neurotypical people, most of the time, don’t understand and some of them even hate people like us. Society as a collective thing, like, institutionally, definitely hates us. Especially the women (and feminine presenting people) among us. Especially the LGBTQIA/whatever else women among us. There’s been deliberate hatred towards us for so long that it’s just everywhere, it’s normal, it blends into the background, people don’t even notice it. There are some people with decent intentions, and other people with much worse intentions, who let that hatred seep into them until they think it’s right, and a lot of times they say “it’s just a story, nobody’s gonna take it that personally” and they don’t understand how hurtful they are. Some people have been hurt themselves and vulnerable people get lost in the crossfire–that’s nobody’s fault but how crappy the world can be. I don’t know what the blog you’re talking about is so I don’t know which of those categories the person fall under, but I DO know that you are NOT weak or stupid for reacting to an attack on something that’s important to you. It’s a part of your identity. Your feelings of hurt are absolutely valid. You are in the right to be sad and angry. You are in the right to feel pain in the face of a microcosm of a world that is painful for people like you.

Second. I understand feeling like you can’t take being wrong. See above re: the institutions of society are against  you. They hold you to an impossibly high standard. They make you feel like if you’re wrong, you’re a failure, and that you can’t be redeemed from that. Part of why I love Pearl is because she feels that too, and the feeling’s as stubborn for her as it is for me. And part of why I love SU is that as she makes mistakes over and over the way we all (especially those of us who are hurting for any reason) do in our lives, she always feels, for a certain amount of time, like everything is ending for her, and then–she snaps out of it and takes a deep breath and makes it right. And as long as she tries her best to make it right, even if it’s not perfect right away (see: “On the Run” and “Friend Ship”), HER people, the ones who stick with her and love her and care enough to try to understand her, always show her acceptance and support. And yes, she ALWAYS deserves that. Everybody (again, especially people who are hurting) has times in their life when they really hurt someone and may not deserve immediate forgiveness because that’s not really something you “deserve” exactly, it’s something that the other person chooses to give you when THEY’VE healed; but understanding and acceptance and love are a different thing. Pearl deserves the love of her family because with all her pain and all that she struggles to understand, she still cares about others. It’s that simple. Even if she may not mend everything perfectly, the caring is what counts, the intention is what counts. And the fact that you’re this worried about the possibility of hurting the other people in your life tells me that you too have that intention. So no, Pearl is not a bad person, and you are not a bad person, and that is not my opinion, it is my objective knowledge.

Third. Yes, Rose loved Pearl. I am as sure of this as I am of my hand in front of my face. Not only have the SU writers explicitly confirmed that Pearl’s feelings for Rose were NOT unrequited, but those who claim they were are ignoring major facts of the narrative. The ambiguity that’s been set up so far (what little there is) is solely because of point of view, the show’s groundbreakingly realistic portrayal of grief and its complications, and (I personally believe) a deliberate attempt to subvert harmful tropes that have surrounded past portrayals of lesbian relationships. It’s the pervasiveness of these tropes that sometimes draw even other lesbians into ignoring pointed elements of the narrative and misinterpreting Pearl as some kind of predatory after-the-straight-girl stereotype, but she is no such thing, and this is how I know:

  • Rebecca’s interviews and Guide to the Crystal Gems confirm that friendships and working relationships between different types of gems are extremely rare and outside the norm for gem society. Rose, who knew nothing but that society and held a position of power in it (both major roadblocks to understanding and accepting others) valued and loved Pearl enough to overcome the mindset that surrounded them and that likely existed in her own mind as well, and trust her, confide in her, and develop a close relationship with her.
  • Pearl is a stickler for accuracy and fact, but a maybe even more compelling argument for why she can’t possibly just be deluding herself about Rose’s love for her is that she clearly questions her own worth, and before the Crystal Gems (which remember, were originally JUST Pearl and Rose) everyone around her would have questioned it too. Why, with that mindset, would she believe that someone loved and valued her without CONSISTENT, OBJECTIVE, INDISPUTIBLE evidence? If she did it would be both narratively illogical and extremely out of character.
  • Rose is shown as reciprocating, or more accurately, INITIATING affectionate gestures in BOTH of the only two scenes we have of them together. 
  • Pearl and Rose’s relationship is consistently paralleled, in narrative, with Steven and Connie’s, who we have much more scenes between. When she watches them fight together in “Sworn to the Sword,” she snaps out of her post-traumatic and post-bereavement emotional haze and first of all remembers Rose (”Rose made me feel like I was everything”), and then IMMEDIATELY AFTER mentioning Rose draws the connection “I see now how much you two really care about each other.” With Rose gone and her self-worth seriously battered, she only remembered how she felt about Rose when she was apart from her, NOT how they truly felt about each other. It’s Steven and Connie’s extremely healthy, loving, innocent relationship that takes the distortion of memory away and reminds her of how she and Rose really were.

I hope that helps you feel more secure about identifying with Pearl and valuing Pearl and Rose’s love–that’s my objective, factual arguments based on canon, aside from all headcanons and personal interpretations, which you’re always free to make, and should make. I’d recommend you do everything you can to stay away from fans whose interpretations upset you and follow some bloggers who will understand and make a safe space for you. (If you’re not following @asdalphys, @artemispanthar [who I’m convinced is the single most levelheaded and reassuring person in the SU fandom], @oathkeeper-of-tarth, @vegan-pearl & @pearlanddogs, I highly recommend you do so!)

When a story takes hold in your mind, when it fires your emotions and inspires you, it becomes yours forever, and nobody, NOBODY can take it away. SU, Pearl, and what they mean to you can never be truly stolen, no matter how they try. And they do try, with every scrap of identification we get–they erase and stereotype and distort. They try to take our heroes away.

But as long as we are telling these stories to ourselves and letting ourselves feel what we know to be true about them, they will never succeed. As long as we are watching and reading and telling, they will never succeed. As long as we are writing and drawing and sharing, they will never succeed.

Listen, friend. Please send me your fan pearl if you’re comfortable doing that. The reason I write pearl uprising fanfic, the reason I make fan pearls, the reason I take fan pearl submissions, is because I’m trying to heal a wound I have in me that I recognize in Pearl. That’s why everybody tells and repeats stories, to heal a wound, even if that wound is just a space in the world where the story should be. The point of my Pearletariat posts–every single one of them–is that she, and they, and we, are worthy of love and deserving of justice, no matter how imperfect or unaccepted, and we are all in it together, and we are all sisters. We have a right and a duty to bring our imperfect selves into the light and learn and grow together in our own way and in our own time. In a world that’s so full of rejection, acceptance can seem unimaginable, but acceptance with justice is what I am always striving for in my blog and in my art. Please, I am begging you, when you’re ready, post your thoughts, make your fan characters, share them. Yes, there’s a risk that someone might be rude or that no one will notice, but please try to tell yourself that no one else’s thoughts can touch the ones that grow in you.

Because they are yours. They are ours. They will always be ours.

Steven Universe is a story. Pearl is a story. She’s lines and colors on a screen created by, thank goodness, the hand of someone who’s a lot more like us than she is like them. And she is a woman, and she is nonbinary, and she is a lesbian, and she is autistic, and mentally ill, and queer, and a trauma survivor–and she’s brave, and kind, and determined, and smart, and wonderful, and lovable, and good, and A HERO. She is, and she will always be, every single last thing you need her to be. And nobody, NOBODY can take her away from you–not other bloggers, not the fandom, not even the writers. Because you decide how she lives in your mind, and SHE IS OURS. SHE BELONGS TO ALL OF US. OUR STORIES ARE OURS. OUR HEROES ARE OURS. And when the world’s taken everything else it can take from us, it will never, ever take that.

EDIT: about one thing you said. Even though you do have to be critical to an extent because the world and mental illness and a whole lot of other factors will try to lie to you, at the deepest level, you are ALWAYS the authority on yourself. Don’t ever feel like you can’t be right about yourself, because no one is more likely to be right about you than you. <333

littlemisssteroline  asked:

Why do you hate TS? I'm just really curious...

Okay these might not be valid reasons in yours or others eyes and I’m not going to pretend that I’m better than her (because seriously I respect all that she’s managed to do in such a short time) but here’s why:

1. I think she’s really fake. Every time someone wins an award they do a little shocked face for a minute and then smile or express their surprise at winning through words in their speech or even break down crying, but when she wins an award and makes that face where her mouth hangs open for the ENTIRE WALK UP TO THE STAGE I just want to PUNCH HER. It’s fake. It should be no surprise to her that she’s winning all these awards she literally dominates the music industry and all of her Swifties make sure she gets the votes. On another fake note, I feel like a lot of the kind things she does (such as giving money to her fans and such) is all in the name of publicity, She knows that those fans will tweet about it and word will get around until every news gossip is covering the story. 

2. I think she is a terrible singer. I’m sorry. I am a singer and I study with a teacher who went to Julliard (who was roommates with Audra McDonald!!) and I’m not saying I’m all that and a bag of chips but even if my voice isn’t amazing I know how to sing correctly. Even if you love her voice it is a fact that she sings incorrectly and therefore won’t have the longevity that others such as Dolly Parton or Reba have been able to achieve. Voice teachers teach her songs to their first time students because they have a very simple, unwavering melody and that is just not my type of music. That being said, I am very impressed with her ability to write that many catchy songs because that is not an easy feat, but her voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

3. Although she is not pretending to be country anymore, that whole stint annoyed me to no end. There is no way to fake a good voice in country music and while she had a few great country songs on her first album and that is probably the best her voice has ever sounded, it is obvious on her new stuff that she is completely auto-tuned and uses layering over every single high note she attempts to hit. I am SO happy that she is out of the country community! Also, what is up with her not putting her stuff on Spotify? Obviously being a musician is a career but first and foremost it’s about sharing music with others. Almost every artist has their stuff on Spotify because it’s a way to get their music heard, not for profit, but because they’re proud of it and want people to know about it. Making people buy your albums to listen to them and taking down every YouTube video that uses one of your songs is disgusting to me because music is not all about making money.

4. Her fans are CRAZY. Obviously not all of them (I hate when people umbrella every fan of a person based on one) but most of the ones that I’ve interacted with will not even entertain the notion that she could have done anything wrong. For instance, I’m OBSESSED with Carrie Underwood and I can admit that some of her songs aren’t amazing and while she is a superhuman singer (literally praise to the highest heavens), some performances aren’t her best,  but even if T Swift was to crack on every note her fans would blindly tell everyone how beautiful it was and how amazing she is. I have a friend who’s uncle worked with her on her new music video and said she was awful. She was rude and dismissive to every member of the crew and other people in the video, but that friend continues to worship her and denies that she’s not a nice person (love you Hannah but gotta speak the truth here!!) I mean, all of her backup dancers left her to go work with Katy Perry, that has to mean something!! 

5. The most IMPORTANT reason.. Carrie Underwood doesn’t like her. As I just said I am not someone who blindly follows a celeb (even Carrie) but I agree with pretty much every single thing Carrie does and since I have never met TS and Carrie used to come in contact with her on a fairly regular basis, it’s safe to say that if she sees something unlikable in her, that can only add to my already burning hatred. I don’t think Brad Paisley likes her very much either, in fact, aside from Tim McGraw I don’t think many people in the country community like her very much at all and I am a die hard country fan and already a Taylor hater and their attitude towards her only validates my opinions in my eyes.

WOW that was a long rant I am so sorry that I could not give you a simple answer to your simple question but I just CAN’T with T Swizzle. The one thing I will never hate her for though is having “too many” boyfriends. She’s young, fairly pretty, and super famous I mean pretty much every boy wants to date her. She’s young and looking for love, let her live! It does annoy me a little bit that almost every song she has is about a boy but as I said I do not make a habit of listening to her music and therefore am not exactly sure if that’s all she writes about anymore. Overall I am in awe of everything she has accomplished at such a young age do hope her mother makes a full recovery, my dad had cancer last year and it was the scariest time of my life and I would never want anyone to be in that position. But I do not admire her. I admire her publicist and the other people in the entertainment industry that have to put up with her, but I do not like her or her music.

SWIFTIES: I would appreciate it if you didn’t attack me in my askbox. To quote Holly from Dance Moms (I know sorry) “You’re entitled to your wrong opinion” 

anonymous asked:

Ok so I know a lot of people ask and I'm sorry for being one more but what do you think happens to Brian and Justin after the show?

omg, don’t you dare be sorry for asking me this question! BECAUSE I LITERALLY THINK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME. I obsess over the infinite possibilities of what might’ve happened to Brian and Justin after the series ended pretty much nonstop tbh. Yes, I have a serious problem, and I thank you kindly for giving me an excuse to let all my feels about this stuff out (^▽^)

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anonymous asked:

Thanks a lot. I wanted to be an admin and I've put an application in six freaking times. Now I'm done. I was hoping I would have something to live for and this was my shot to keep me alive. No more. Bye

Being an admin should not be the reason you stay alive. There are so many reasons to stay alive. I am sorry, we can’t pick everyone as admins. We just can’t. However, if you’d like, you could join my blog wedonthealinisolation as an admin. Being an admin here isn’t the only way to help people, and it won’t solve any problems you have. 

read these, here are some reasons to live:

REASONS TO LIVE:

  1. Smiles
  2. People who love other people
  3. Animals. (Unless you’re not an animal person, in which case, never mind.)
  4. Baby animals. (See above.) 
  5. The days you feel like you could take on the world and win.
  6. Tea (Or coffee.)
  7. Friends
  8. Wonderful others of significance to you
  9. Colors
  10. Rain
  11. Music
  12. Yarn (Or crafting material of your choice) 
  13. 1B. Good books. (And occasionally bad ones) 
  14. Fandoms
  15. Tumblr (Well, ya know.)
  16. Board games (unless you don’t like them, in which case please refer to number 3.)
  17. People who care.
  18. People you care about.
  19. Doing things for the very first time.
  20. Going new places
  21. The smell of spring after it rains
  22. Drinking hot cocoa and watching snow fall
  23. Laughing so hard your sides hurt
  24. Staying in your warm bed just because
  25. Reading a new book for the first time
  26. Reading a book at a park in the grass 
  27. Staying up late talking to your best friend
  28. Your future kids
  29. Eating breakfast foods for dinner
  30. Having movie marathons with lots of popcorn 
  31. Cutting out paper snowflakes when it’s snowy out
  32. Being at your best friends wedding
  33. Meeting new people
  34. Watching the stars 
  35. Road trips 
  36. Having kids
  37. Getting Married
  38. Getting your dream job
  39. Summer
  40. Dating
  41. Proving everyone wrong
  42. Graduating high school
  43. Graduating college
  44. Getting a pet
  45. Meeting a tumblr friend
  46. The sunrise at 5 am
  47. The first snowfall of the winter
  48. Snowmen
  49. Christmas
  50. Getting a boyfriend/girlfriend
  51. Making blanket forts
  52. Pie
  53. Favorite TV shows
  54. New Movies (ahem Finding Dory)
  55. Watching your ship finally happen
  56. Burning your first turkey for thanksgiving
  57. Future Boyfriends/girlfriends
  58. Finding that perfect pair of jeans
  59. Eating your favorite food 
  60. The smell of rain (just in general)
  61. The heat of the sun on your back
  62. Decorating a christmas tree
  63. Sleeping in late
  64. Coffee
  65. Going on an adventure in an unknown place
  66. Shopping with someone that boosts your self-esteem
  67. All the people you could help
  68. All the smiles and laughs you could create
  69. Your favorite band/artist coming out with a new song 
  70. The Fair
  71. Spring Break
  72. Playing with a pet
  73. Making gingerbread houses
  74. Going to a bonfire
  75. Making art
  76. Cuddling
  77. Swimming
  78. Going on swings
  79. Cookies
  80. Photoshoots
  81. Finding clothes that make you feel sexy
  82. Candy corn
  83. Dressing up at halloween
  84. Kissing in the rain
  85. Making it to your 21st birthday
  86. Presents
  87. Wearing your significant other’s clothes
  88. Pizza
  89. Talking with someone who gets you
  90. Watching the leaves change colors
  91. Big bear hugs
  92. Flying in an airplane
  93. Going in a boat somewhere 
  94. Cruises
  95. When your dog knows you are sad and goes and cuddles with you
  96. Funny pictures 
  97. Going to plays
  98. Going to concerts
  99. Assorted chocolates
  100.  Buying yourself something you have wanted for a long time
  101. Tire swings
  102.  Baking 
  103.  Suntanning
  104.  Smelling flowers
  105. Visiting different places
  106. Trying new things
  107.  Nutella
  108.  Buttons!
  109.  Puffins
  110.  Because you’re never as alone as you think or feel
  111.  If you stop now, you’ll never see how far you came
  112.  Sunsets
  113.  The first flower after the winter
  114.  Snowball fights
  115. Swimming on a hot summer day
  116.  Water fights
  117.  Roller Coasters
  118.  Having amazing sleepovers with your friends
  119.  Having a great time with your friends
  120.  Having a great time with your family
  121.  Seeing old people still enjoying their lives
  122.  Seeing little kids laughing
  123.  Cute kids
  124.  Cute cats
  125.  And cute dogs 
  126.  Cute animals in general 
  127.  The beauty of this nature 
  128.  Listening to a good song 
  129.  Waiting for the next season of your favorite tv show 
  130.  Birthdays 
  131.  Growing up 
  132.  Having a family in the future 
  133.  Trying to follow your dreams 
  134.  Dancing around your room 
  135.  Watching movies 
  136.  Tea 
  137.  Meeting new cultures 
  138.  Traveling around 
  139.  Singing 
  140.  Having laugh attacks 
  141.  Making new experiences 
  142.  Learning new languages 
  143.  Pizza
  144.  Stuffed animals
  145.  Twitter
  146.  Remembering an awesome dream
  147.  Fireworks
  148.  Coconuts, they are cool
  149.  Getting nice messages
  150.  Helping other people
  151.  Your pets
  152.  Whatever obsession you may have for a tv show/movie/book/video game/etc.
  153.  Sir Patrick Stewart
  154.  Fuzzy slippers
  155.  Dressing up
  156.  Moving
  157.  New houses
  158.  Decorating
  159.  Going to the zoo/aquarium
  160.  Snowcones
  161.  Musicals
  162.  Disney movies
  163.  Horseback riding
  164.  Bowling
  165.  Getting 100% on a test/paper
  166.  Getting the right answer in class
  167.  Movie days in class
  168.  Parties
  169.  4th of July
  170.  Ice cream trucks
  171.  Having your favorite meal
  172.  Manicures/Pedicures
  173.  Dying your hair
  174.  Camping
  175.  Candles
  176.  Baths
  177.  Jewelry
  178.  Last Day Of School
  179.  Taking pictures
  180.  Mastering something you have worked hard on
  181.  Decorating Easter eggs
  182.  Finding the perfect gift for someone
  183.  Being held
  184.  Kissing
  185.  Making out
  186.  Funny videos
  187.  Standing up for yourself
  188.  Going to movie theaters
  189.  Cotton candy
  190.  Getting a tattoo
  191.  Getting proposed to
  192.  Volunteering
  193.  Making someone’s day
  194.  Making someone smile
  195.  Giving someone something they want (In a good way.)
  196.  Meeting your favorite author/actor
  197.  Water balloon fights
  198.  Holding hands
  199.  Seeing someone you haven’t seen in a long time
  200. Showing someone else something you like (tv shows, music, stuffed animals)
  201.  Hiking
  202.  Drawing with chalk
  203.  Babysitting
  204.  Helping someone
  205.  Getting a new phone
  206.  Waterslides
  207.  Reminiscing about good memories
  208.  Picnics
  209.  Eating cookie dough
  210.  Breakfast in bed
  211.  Late nights
  212.  Carving pumpkins
  213.  Bookstores
  214.  Field Trips
  215.  Candy stores
  216.  Late night drives
  217.  Piggy Back Rides
  218.  Pinky Promises
  219.  Finding wifi in unexpected places
  220.  Treehouses
  221.  Trampolines
  222.  Untouched snow
  223.  Floating down a river
  224.  Hammocks
  225.  Reading
  226.  Getting a book you have wanted
  227.  Balloons
  228.  Going on a train
  229.  Fountains
  230.  Fresh fruit
  231.  Berry picking
  232.  Bubbles
  233.  Old photographs
  234.  Compliments
  235.  Waking up to sweet messages
  236.  Disneyland
  237.  Waking up on Christmas morning
  238.  Daydreaming
  239.  Cloud watching
  240.  Writing stories
  241.  Reading fan fiction
  242.  Warm towels
  243.  Forehead kisses
  244.  Amusement parks
  245.  Sound of the ocean
  246.  Valentines day
  247.  Sports games
  248.  Finding pictures of things you like
  249.  Being heard/listened to
  250.  Wrapping presents
  251.  Shopping online
  252.  Finding a good deal
  253.  When your parents/friends/etc say yes
  254.  Being validated
  255.  Bows
  256. Having makeup turn out great
  257.  Family gatherings
  258.  People who accept you for you
  259.  Singing along to the radio
  260.  Bonding over a common interest
  261.  Finding people to sit with at the lunch table
  262.  Fridays
  263.  Raves
  264.  Blogging
  265.  Having the house to yourself
  266.  Dancing in your underwear
  267.  Finding cute underwear
  268.  Being loved for you
  269.  Someone knowing you so well they know when you aren’t okay
  270.  Performing
  271.  The feeling of air blowing through your hair
  272.  The feeling of water on your hands
  273.  Breathing
  274.  The feeling of love
  275.  Jesus
  276.  Doing dorky things with friends
  277.  When the leaves change color and fall off the trees in autumn
  278.  When new young leaves cover the trees in spring
  279.  When the fully grown leaves offer shade in the summer.
  280.  Sunrises and sunsets reminding us that life goes on.
  281.  The first warm day after a cold winter.
  282.  The first cool day after a blazing summer.
  283.  The extra hours of light in the summer to spend with friends
  284.  The extra hours of darkness in winter to spend with a book or movie.
  285.  New albums
  286.  Crunch of fall leaves
  287.  Watching your future kids grow
  288.  All nighters
  289.  Cute boys
  290.  Cute girls
  291.  Cute people in general
  292.  Silly jokes
  293.  Sunshine through the blinds
  294.  Bubble baths
  295.  Best friends
  296.  Puddles
  297.  Trips to Disney
  298.  Hugging Mickey Mouse
  299.  Watching the sunrise from the balcony of a hotel on the beach
  300.  Sitting on the dock of a different hotel and watching dolphins swim by
  301.  Exploring and learning the history of one of the oldest cities in the western world
  302.  Running in your first mud obstacle and finishing (never-mind winning, just finishing)
  303.  Goofing off
  304.  You only live once
  305.  Falling in Love
  306.  You won’t always be sad.
  307.  You deserve to live.
  308.  Recovery
  309.  Stepping on crunchy leaves
  310.  Meeting new friends
  311.  Honey
  312.  Chocolate in general
  313.  Small rain showers
  314.  Thunder
  315.  Lightning
  316.  The sound of the waves at the beach
  317.  Soft fur
  318.  Scented candles
  319.  Pride.
  320. because you never know what the future holds. All of your dreams could come true and you’ll never know if you end it now.
  321. to become strong. If I survive all my pain and hardship I will rise from the ashes like a phoenix and have more strength and wisdom than those who had it easier than me. If I survive this, anything else life throws at me will feel like a mosquito bite compared to the turmoil I’ve experienced. I’ll endure this so I can live to see the day where my future is nothing but smooth sailing.
  322.  leaving your clothes on the radiator and getting into them all snuggly and warm
  323.  snuggles
  324.  Cloudy skies at night that seem like one huge nightlight.
  325.  Just watching the nightlight skies with a blanket and the fragile world around you.
  326.  That moment when you stare at the results paper and realize that you’ve passed that important exam!
  327.  Seeing an amazing movie for the first time and feeling surprised
  328.  Clothing that makes you feel attractive
  329.  Thigh highs (See above)
  330.  Your future pets imprinting on you and growing to love you more than anything in the world
  331. Taking a wrong turn/getting lost while driving but finding someplace really cool because of it
  332.  Drawing a little doodle and thinking “Wow, this actually looks nice!”
  333.  Finally getting into bed when you’re really tired

~Ash

anonymous asked:

When the new year started, I said to my friend: I'm gonna miss Harry haha I just always thought that if he doesn't have band obligations and have to be in the limelight he'll chose not to. Same goes for SM. Now maybe he would tweet more IF the current band & private situation would be different etc. but I do think he's a private person, also has limited options due to the ongoing band/image/stunt mess. He seemed to have some influence how to behave this whole year&that's how he did it. 😉

I love your tag too haha I remember a good post about MIA Harry going around! I think what some people forget is that we aren’t talking about 3 months etc. It’s been almost 1 year!!! So many predicted he’d be the first who can’t wait, instead we’ve NIALL and LIAM with singles/announcements first! And Harry did a movie and one magazine! Total different direction, which wasn’t that surprising if you paid attention to everything going on :) 1 year of being mostly MIA & in the same city as Louis :)


Oh, yes, I think that when considering Harry’s situation in 2016, there are several points to keep in mind.

1) Every celebrity, whatever their field of (artistic) competence is, needs promo. Promo while working to sell their product, promo while they’re not working to keep their own status up; promo promo promo, 95% of the time that’s all what it is about. But not every celebrity (and their team) has the same idea of promo or to what extent they intend to work for it. Some literally live on and off that (honestly often because they don’t have much else to offer), some find a balanced way to handle their public and private time and some just choose to keep a very, very low profile (it’s rare and generally happening with older people, used to a different environment- generally). I think that whoever followed Harry for some time would agree that he’s not part of the first category and that, given the choice, he won’t obsess over self promo and an oversharing of his daily life.

2) After 5 crazy and abnormal years in the circus that One Direction was turned into, Harry, as the other boys, absolutely needed some time to properly rest, recover, recharge and just live (Niall completely fell off the radar for months and Liam has disappeared for weeks at a time; Louis didn’t have a moment to breath until summer and that’s been our first concern).

3) Harry, as the other boys, is likely not entirely free from some of his old restrictions and ties and he’s shown more than once in the past how unhappy he is to be portrayed in a certain way. It’s not that hard to imagine he’d prefer to keep quiet and wait it out until he can present himself according to his own will, as he’s partially (and clearly) been able to do with AM.

4) I also don’t think it’s that much of a stretch to guess that considering his partner and the revolting situation he’s been living in for the past year+ and how close and supportive they appear to be one of the other, Harry wouldn’t exaclty jump of joy at the prospect of going on and living his life as a rising star. And as odd as FSm management has been in the past months, they also proved to be more than effective and capable when they needed to be and they’re certainly more than aware that as famous and promising as their young client can be, this was NOT the moment to have him SO quiet, off the cool circles, off the press, off SM, off everything if not mentions here and there by other people while he just doesn’t show his face. Not in such a delicate moment of transition. 

I believe we’ll get a good idea of how Harry Styles wants to lead his mix of public and priate life, what he wants his perception to be, the moment point 3 and 4 eventually, definitively shift and settle.

anonymous asked:

Erm, hi? I just wanted to say that I think your art and stuff are really great and awesome (Especially the insomnia comic, I'm obsessed! XD) Also, d'you have any tips on how to get better at drawing and stuff? Sorry if this is an annoying question I just wanted to see how I could improve my art a bit.

It’s not annoying at all!

Okay! Lots of random tips that may or may not be helpful! Well first and foremost the best thing to do is to draw all of the time. Inspired? Draw. Not feeling it? Draw anyways. Breaks are totally ok don’t get me wrong, but you don’t wanna put down those pencils for too long. Art is a skill that needs to be maintained just like any other activity or else the rust can start to show XD (I know this from experience.) Also there’s a saying that every artist has a 1000 bad drawings in them, and the only way to get them out is to draw them all out of your system (I still have days where nothing turns out right but I keep at it anyways)

-draw from life and draw things you don’t want to draw. The stronger your foundation in the basics, the easier it is to exaggerate things in a more stylistic way! Also make sure you practice drawing what things actually look like, not what you think they look like? for instance if you were drawing an apple, pay attention to the actual apple you’re drawing. The lines. The shapes. The lighting. Every little imperfection. Because I think sometimes we (and I’m including myself in this) have a preconceived idea in our head about what a thing looks like and start drawing from that idea more than that object itself. It makes it harder to improve

-References are ok! You not sure what a thing looks like? Look it up to get a better idea. HOWEVER-

-Don’t be afraid to make art that’s not perfect! We’re all always learning. Quick loose gestures, and sketches are an awesome way to practice motion and can have a lot of character! Some time silly things made for fun turn out better than something we stress over for hours. And even if things don’t always turn out the way you want, the more you practice, the more you’ll start to see things you like in your work. Like ‘hey. That hand turned out awesome!’ and little things like that.

-Don’t be afraid to start over from scratch. Sometimes if something isn’t turn out, start from square one.

-Experiment with color. Go nuts. I am convinced you can make even the weirdest color palettes work with some jury rigging.

-Try to avoid shading with black (but there are ways to make it work) 

-That being said when you want to give something shadows, extreme contrast is totally cool and don’t be afraid to make your shadows reeeeeally dark.

-Make sure you’re making art for yourself too! If you love what you’re creating it shows. 

-know you never stop learning and try not to compare yourself to other artists. It’s awesome to be inspired, and draw inspiration from the work of others but try not to get bogged down by the toxic ideas of ‘I’ll never be able to do that or why can’t I do that? Or look how good this person is already in such a short time’ what have you. Because nothing will stunt your artistic growth faster. Everyone has something they’re awesome at that only they can do as an artist so remember that. We’re all individuals. We take different lengths of time to learn these things and it doesn’t matter how long it takes as long as you are growing bit by bit. Your imagination is uniquely yours and only you can show it the way you do. And while talent is a thing it can only get you so far without determination and practice.

Uuuh that’s what I have off the top of my head. I think I rambled, but I hope at least something was helpful XD