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[Bungou Stray Dogs ] 55 Minutes Part 1

[Disclaimer: I’m a fairly new translator, but I’ve tried my best making sense of the story with pretty liberal, but careful decisions when it comes to making the story flow.]

If anyone’s curious about my pacing, all releases (for now) are going to focus on 14 pages each unless a chapter seems to have fewer pages than others. Because I work alone, the chapters will be released depending on my time or unless someone offers help.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, if you don't mind could you explain what that means because I'm lost, also what trend where you talking about here: "me, being kicked out of school for plagiarism: um you’re not entitled to my emotional labor? find the sources yourself"

um, you’re not entitled to my emotional labour.

No, I’m joking, of course I will explain.

This is a joke about an exchange you might see rattling around tumblr, usually in regards to social justice topics. Someone will ask for an explanation of or clarification on a topic, or advice on how to handle something and they’ll just be told to “educate themselves”, and sometimes told directly that asking is demanding emotional labour of minorities.

(in case you’ve not run across the term, emotional labour originated in describing the extra emotional theatre service workers are expected to perform for customers, but nowdays gets used more broadly to demands for emotional support and processing and free domestic and similar labour which is disproportionately demanded of women and other minorities).

So the joke is about the differing epistemological standards between Tumblr, where that’s appropriate and academia, where you’d actually be punished because you are, quite legitimately, expected to back up your statements.

And the reason that I reblogged it specifically in the meanest way possible is that I do not like the concept of “just educate yourself”. I really, really do not.

This is an idea that comes from a lot of good places, which is what I’m going to start with. But it also gets used in a lot of ways I find at best deeply suspect and at worst fairly toxic, which is why I was reblogging the joke in my nastiest voice.

1. I do think that if you’re going to ask someone for advice directly the polite thing to do is to exhaust your own resources first. The idea that Dr. Google should be your first stop is a good one and I don’t want to bash on it.

2. A lot of this arises from people who get deluged with questions, often invasive, and often repeatedly exerting the right to take a break. AND THAT’S DEFINITELY AWESOME. No one should be compelled to do activism. When someone says “hey can you answer my question” unless you’re actually being paid to educate them, “no” is definitely an excellent and reasonable answer. And if someone tells you their not doing the question answering thing, the only polite option is to gracefully go ask someone else.

3. Some people get tremendously picky about how other people offer them free time and effort and the call to educate yourself comes, in part from people who’ve been offered summaries and curated reading lists and demanded, instead, private lessons. Which is just bloody rude.

BUT, even though “go away and educate yourself” is a totally reasonable idea in many circumstances, as I’ve listed, there are some really icky ways I see some of this getting used.

1. I find the idea that dropping an ask in someone’s open ask box is a “demand” very suspect. Its certainly a request, but there’s no force associated with it. If I’d decided not to answer this, for instance, I could simply delete it. If I kept getting too many asks I could even close my ask box, or turn off anon. You can’t compel me to answer your ask. You can’t punish me for not doing it. (I am perfectly happy to answer this, fyi). Now, the nature of Tumblr means that searching is very hard and its easy to end up deluged with the same basic question over and over. I’m not an education blog, I get few asks and I’ve still been asked what image captions are for 5-6 times. So I get that it can be very frustrating… but its still not a demand.

2. It often seems to carry the idea that finding information is a lot easier than it actually is. Really basic information can be readily googled. But there’s huge amounts of ideas I’ve encountered during fandom conversations, or just floating through tumblr threads, or on ask blogs that I have LITERALLY been unable to find via google, even after a good few hours looking, and that’s for information that I already know. I don’t think this is malicious a lot of the time. When you’re an expert its very easy to loose track of what is and isn’t easy to find for a non-expert. But its still pretty brutal to exhaust your google-skills, go ask something and be told in so many words to “just google it stupid”.

These two aren’t so bad, they’re mostly just a case of conflicting experiences and that happens. But.

3. Even though “go do it yourself” is a great thing to say if you’re looking to avoid activism (and I’ll reiterate I think that’s everyone’s right and you should never feel bad for saying ‘no I’m done/not doing this’ about activism, God knows I do it enough) I see it being used as activism instead. And it gives me a case of the nopes. Because the person who does the educating sets the curriculum. And when you say “go educate yourself” you’re rolling the dice on if the person who does educate them is on your side or not. Especially because it is virtually impossible to fact-check something you’re unfamiliar with. There’s also often a HUGE effort imbalance. Like, sure, it takes me some effort to dig up my “here’s why image captions are a thing” post. And it took me a bit of effort to write it in the first place, but It would probably take the asker a lot longer to google it all up. And that’s a pretty simple topic. I’ve asked activist friends for reading lists before and realistically getting 20-30min help from them has saved me probably 2-3 hours. And the information quality is better on top of that.

4. While this doesn’t happen a huge amount, I see this sometimes attached to very complex issues, or or topics where opinions are very diverse and then it, quite frankly, creeps me out a bit. Because when I see “just educate yourself omg” attached to a post with a strong opinion element, even though it might not be intentional, I cannot help but perceive an undercurrent of “if you were truly educated you’d agree with me” and “how dare you ask for sources, don’t question me, just shut up and do as I say”… and those… those are not good dynamics.

Apodyopsis - Jimin

Request: “can i have a jimin drabble? 76,157,160 thank you!”

76. “Shh shh, if you moan like that we’ll get caught.”
157. “Wait, what did you just say?”
160. “You want me to do what?”

Warning: fingering, oral, language

Word Count: 1203

Genre: Smut

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“Shit,” You cursed as you put down your handful of cards on the comforter beneath you, while your friend, Jimin, grinned widely, taking pride in his quick victory. You always won when you two played cards, but he somehow managed to beat you this time, and you were more scared than upset about what was to come next now that you had lost. “Jimin, do I really have to?”

“I was clear, wasn’t I? If you lost, you’d have to do me a favor,” Jimin said almost innocently. You groaned and leant back on the wooden headboard of Jimin’s bed, closing your eyes in irritation of the mockery in his words.

“Fine, what do you want?” You sprawled your limbs out towards the edges of the bed, but Jimin pulled you back and tugged on your arms, making you sit up, your faces only mere inches away from each other. You could feel the heat flushing to your cheeks, but you’ve learned to contain your emotions over the years you’ve known Jimin.

“Let me take some pictures of you,” He smiled as he backed away from you and grabbed his phone.

“Ugh, you scared me. I thought you were going to ask me to get naked or something,” You laughed nervously before Jimin proceeded to direct your figure around, taking numerous shots of you by the minute. You couldn’t ignore the wetness beginning to grow down in your core as Jimin moved you around, his touch completely intoxicating you. He stepped back and took one last photo of you against the wall before looking up from his phone, flashing a smirk at your tensed body.

“Take off your clothes.”

“Wait, what did you just say?” You asked, wondering if you had heard him correctly.

“I said take off your clothes.” He said with a phlegmatic expression upon his face as he approached you.

“J-Jimin-” You immediately closed your mouth when Jimin placed his lips on your throat, lightly tracing kisses up to your jawline.

“Your skin is so soft,” He whispered, dragging his tongue across your collarbones. He nipped at your sensitive skin, which caused a soft whimper to escape your mouth. “Now, are you going to be a good girl and strip for me?” You hesitantly nodded and bit down on your lip in regret of your choice.

“Can I change in the bathroom?” You asked. He laughed at your shy response, but nodded and shifted his gaze towards his bathroom, which was conveniently connected to his bedroom. You were about to open the bathroom door when you felt Jimin step behind you and walk his fingers up the back of your thigh, smirking as you shivered under his touch.

“Just keep the stockings on,” He said as he lightly tapped your ass before you rushed into the bathroom, wondering if this was a dream or reality.
You slowly shed of your clothes, wondering if this was the perfect time to run away to a different city and change your name, or to go along with whatever Jimin was planning for you.

Your curiosity was killing you, and your deep attraction to your friend hadn’t helped this situation either. What was waiting for you outside that door? You weren’t sure if you wanted to even know. Your thoughts were interrupted by Jimin harshly knocking on the door.

“Yah! If you don’t come out in three seconds, I’m breaking down the door!” He shouted.

You felt a rush of panic overtake your body, so you quickly unclipped your bra and pulled down your panties, then slowly opened the bathroom door, leaving merely an inch of space for you to look out.

“I’m waiting,” You heard Jimin say softly. You sighed and opened the door with your foot while covering your body with your hands. “Don’t be shy, jagi.” You turned your head to the bed, where Jimin was impatiently waiting with his high definition camera, the one you knew he only used for serious photographs. You hesitantly drew your hands away from your body, making Jimin flash a warm yet inviting smile.

“You’re using that?” You pointed at the camera and noticed how your hand was already shaking.

“I want these to be better quality.” He winked at you before pulling you to the bed and pushing you down on your back. He stepped back to the wall and held the camera to his eyes.

You sat there awkwardly as Jimin began his promiscuous photoshoot, and tensed up at his every touch. You could tell he was teasing you as he slowly slid his hand down the inside of your thighs, contributing to the wetness in your core, which you desperately tried to hold back. He gripped your knees and pushed them down onto the mattress beneath you, exposing your heat.

“Put your finger in your pussy,” He said suddenly, stepping back to the wall.

“Y-You want me to do what?” You stuttered as you felt the stricken feeling in your stomach intensify.

“Do I have to do it for you, jagiya?” You definitely didn’t want him to do it for you, so you hesitantly moved your hand down to the wetness between your thighs, slowly inserting a finger as you moaned from the relief. “Good girl~” The syllables rolling off his tongue only made you yearn him more, but you knew you had to be patient.

He took a few more photos, every soft ‘click’ coming from his camera patronizing your frustration, then sighed as he rested the camera on the bedside table.

“You’ve been waiting for this, haven’t you?” He whispered as he sat at the edge of the bed and pulled your thighs over his shoulders, bringing his face to your heat.

“P-Please oppa,” You begged, and fortunately, as soon as those words left your mouth, he brought his tongue into contact with your soaked folds. You gasped and grabbed him by his hair, pulling him closer to your core. You could feel him smirk against you, but you didn’t care how needy you looked.

The feeling of his tongue teasing your sensitive clit made you slowly unravel with bliss, shameless and animalistic moans erupting from your throat and reverberating around the room.

“Shh shh, if you moan like that we’ll get caught. My sister is still home,” He said.

“I don’t care,” You moaned, which Jimin took as a cue to roughly push two fingers into you, curling them as soon as they entered. The combination of his tongue and his fingers sent you over the edge, and you couldn’t help but slightly buck your hips up, giving him access to your weakest spot, where you screamed from pleasure and finally found your release. Jimin didn’t seem to mind, and eagerly licked up your juices.

“So, how about round two?” He asked before bringing his soft lips to yours and making the world around you go completely numb with passion.

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Thank you so much for requesting, love. I’m sorry if this was a bit short.

petesass  asked:

hi there friendo i heard u were accepting requests for mm headcanons and i being the gay shit i am, i'm here to do a request. trans boi mc accidentally breaks his binder/stp and gets upsetti spaghetti but RFA + saran wrap get them a new one/comfort them!! soz this is weird i'm just a trans boy that needs someone w good writing skills to make my dreams of a trans boy come true tbh ok adios bye ademain oh yikes this was long

I’m sorry this took so long to post. I wanted to make your dreams come true so I pushed myself to finish this.

NOTE: I had done some research on the matter, and I was informed about the bandage thing. Wrapping bandages is NOT a permanent solution for binding if you’re going to and or thinking of doing it. I wrote it in the sense as a temporary solution for the problem but it is BAD to do on the regular. Like it just can fuck you up. Probably best to avoid using it as an option for binding. I just want people to be safe ^^. And thank you whoever brought it to my attention.


Yoosung

  • based on your texts, you weren’t having such a fantastic day
  • when you came home, he could tell you were tired and stressed
  • you said you were just going to go lay down for an hour so he just let you be
  • a while later he heard you shouting profanities in the other room
  • when he went to go check up on you, you were sitting on the bed with your head hung low and your fingers in your hair
  • looking at the ground, he noticed your broken binder
  • more like you’re only binder
    • never knew how much they cost and kind of understood having just one???
  • while you’re stewing in your own anger and sadness, you feel someone tap your shoulder
  • when you look up, this nugget brought a roll of bandages for you
  • “Let me help you wrap up. Is that okay?”
  • HELL YEAH IT’S OKAY
  • you have to help him a bit because his hands get tangled
    • those butterfingers
  • texts or calls throughout the day to make sure you’re doing okay
    • not just because you were upset but for the wrap
    • wants to make sure it’s still in good condition
  • wants to understand the process so he sits with you as you’re shopping for a new one
    • yeah wow they’re pretty damn expensive
    • but would rather you have more than one so you’re not in a BIND later wINK WONK 

Jaehee

  • it was just a normal morning for you
  • but the one thing you’ve been dreading happened
  • a few months ago you realized how shitty you’re binder has got over the year
  • you told yourself you would get a replacement but since your current one still did its job, you put it on the back burner
  • and then eventually forgot about it
  • which brings you back to now
  • as you were putting it on it just snapped 
  • you didn’t think it would have a great affect on you
  • but the anxiety started to settle in 
  • you couldn’t stand to look at yourself in the mirror
  • Jaehee realizes you’ve been in the bathroom for a while and asked if you were alright
  • “Yeah it’s just…let me come out?”
  • when you leave the bathroom, she sees the broken binder and your long face
  • this was the first time she was in this situation and wasn’t sure EXACTLY what to do
  • she just takes the binder and gives you a nice long hug
  • when you say you don’t want to leave the apartment, she doesn’t object
    • you seemed kind of shaken by this so she wanted to make sure you were comfortable
  • when she gets home she shows you the binders she ordered for you because she’s a perfect gelato

Zen

  • you were at school/work for a few hours when you started to get pain in your torso
  • it was beginning to become really painful so you snuck off into the bathroom to remove your binder for a bit before you had to head back
  • but as you were putting it back on, it snapped 
  • and with that, you snapped
  • after panicking for five minutes, you decide to call Zen
  • “Hey babe. You usually don’t call me around this time. Lucky for you I’m on break, how are you?”
  • before you even spoke, he could tell something was wrong
    • your heavy breathing could be heard from across the room for goodness sake
  • the moment you asked to come over and bring your spare binder, he darted right out of rehearsal
  • it gave you enough time to continue your panic attack before you heard someone come through the bathroom
  • thankfully it was Zen
  • you opened the stall with your hand out and as he was handing you the other binder, he asked if you were alright
  • you didn’t feel like you wanted to say anything so you closed the door once the binder was in your hands
  • Zen didn’t leave, he just waited for you to come out and once you did
  • he wiped any remaining tears away with his handkerchief
  • cleaned your face with some water then held you closely
  • doesn’t want to see his precious MC so upset! just wants you to feel better ^^

Jumin

  • with this donut’s love to pamper you
  • among your matching tailored suits, you have some pretty good quality binders in your drawers
  • and you had to admit, they were good quality binders
  • but you would take those words back very soon
  • you were feeling kind of nauseous at work/school so you went to go take it off for a few minutes but it snapped as you were taking it off
  • now you were freaking out because you would have to walk out of the bathroom without one and the EYES TO JUDGE WOULD BE UPON YOU
  • after ralphing for a hot minute you get a call from Jumin
    • donut has really good sense of timing
  • you felt up to talking so you picked up the phone
  • “Hey Jumin, how’s Hong Kong?”
  • “Is everything alright?”
  • super Jumin was able to tell something was up with you
    • even could tell you just vomited?
  • you told him what was wrong
    • he starts writing down shit because he was going to sue the fucking company that made your binder
    • no matter how you insist not to, you know he’s going to do it anyways
  • calls Jaehee to go get you one of your other binders and bring it to you
  • while you’re waiting, he keeps you on the phone to calm you down
  • has you do some breathing exercises and gives you positive affirmations
  • once you were calm you talk about his trip for a bit until you hear Jaehee’s voice

707

  • you worked really hard on the RFA party on the vineyard tomorrow
  • and you laid out your outfit for the occasion
    • figured you could just wear your only binder no big deal
  • then as you were getting ready for bed, Seven is lying in bed while on his phone when he hears a snap from the bathroom
  • “MC?”
  • when you don’t respond, he gets out of bed to check up on you
  • he sees you sitting on the bathroom tiles with your broken binder in your hands
  • “The RFA party is tomorrow…”
  • oh god
  • “And this is my only binder…”
  • insert mini freak out
  • before you could escalate, he sits down with you and keeps an arm around your shoulder
  • calms you down with those kind words of his
  • jellybean doesn’t want you uber stressed out or get worried over spilled milk
  • brings you to bed and makes sure you fall asleep first before he did
  • when the big day comes around, he get a bunch of bandages to wrap you up
    • kind of gets carried away when he helps wraps you
    • “WE CAN WRAP EACH OTHER UP LIKE MUMMIES LATER. RIGHT NOW I HAVE A PARTY TO FUCKING RUN”
  • during the party comes around to you when you were free to make sure you’re doing ok

Unknown

  • Saeran was just chilling on his bed while listening to some tunes
  • not a care in the world
  • he could have sworn he had heard something earlier but didn’t pay too much mind to it
  • when he heard something again, he took out one of his earbuds
  • turns out you were calling for him this entire time
  • didn’t even know you were here O_O
    • you were soaking wet from the rain and you wanted to be somewhere dry and warm
    • which is why you decided to stop by your boo’s place for some clothes
  • jumps out of bed and rushes to you in the bathroom to find your broken binder on the floor
  • oh shit
  • you weren’t looking too good either
  • pulls you out of the bathroom and to his room
  • gives you some of his clothes 
    • gumdrop gives you privacy as you’re changing
  • when you’re fully clothed, he has you lay down next to him while listening to some music
  • doesn’t really say anything but you felt a lot better having him there to get your mind off of it
  • it was okay since you were wearing mostly all day, it was nice to let your body breathe for a bit 

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you could do a headcannon of the RFA's + Saeran and V's love languages (words of affirmation, quality time, giving/receiving gifts, acts of service, physical touch) I'm just curious what u think each of theirs would be and maybe like the little things they do and how they react when MC shows love in that way.

Shout out to @thatmysticwriter for helping me out with Jaehee! I really appreciated all the help she gave since I have yet to play Jaehee’s route. You guys should go check out her blog, she’s great ^-^


Jumin

- as most would assume, he buys you a lot of gifts

- he also is very blunt and honest about how he feels about you

- he doesn’t like touching in a casual way, like hand holding

- he’s either going to have his arm all the way around you while walking or he’s not touching at all

- go big or go home

- he’s not one to get something for someone else if they need it, he’d usually get someone else to do it

- and he usually sticks to that with you, but if he’s standing up or if you two are at home and he doesn’t want to call anyone in, he’ll get you your earbuds or whatever you need

- he likes spending time at home with you, but it doesn’t feel very special so going out for dinner or on trips are common

- normally, he doesn’t spoil or give special treatment to anyone, but with you he’s very unashamed of the fact that he definitely spoils you

- he seems really calm about receiving affection from you

- but it makes him immensely happy

- he’s not always sure how to handle how happy he gets so he hugs and kisses you when that happens

Zen

- he has no shame about being grossly sweet and affectionate to you

- did he tell you how stunningly perfect you are today? Yes? Well he’s gonna say it again

- loves touching you in any way

- hand holding, arm over your shoulder, piggy back ride, whatever it is he’s down

- he can’t afford to get you tons of gifts, but he also thinks that nothing is too good for his MC

- so he doesn’t get you gifts often, but when he does they’re top notch

- he’s willing to do anything for you

- if you ask him to grab something for you he’ll do it right away, if you have any inconvenience he’ll do everything he can to make it go away

- if it’s raining outside and you’re wearing nice shoes he’d carry you in a heartbeat

- his reactions to your affection differs

- if you’re being sweet and nice, he’s flirty in response

- but if you’re flirty or suggestive, he gets flustered and warns you about his beast

Yoosung

- he loves being sweet and cute with you but he gets nervous so it takes him a while to say things

- but once he does he’s pretty vocal about how he feels about you

- though he’s not nearly as cheesy as Zen

- he’s still pretty cheesy though

- as far as physical contact and all that, he loves it

- holding hands, hugging, cuddling, everything, he loves

- but he can be nervous about initiating all that until he gets more comfortable

- college students cannot afford much

- he does his best though

- always tries to get you the best he can and once he gets a stable job he tends to spend a little too much on presents

- he only gets you presents for holidays or your birthday though so it’s not a problem

- sometimes if he sees something that reminds him of you, he’ll grab that

- he has no problem getting stuff for you if you’re sitting down or making you a snack/meal

- but he tends to procrastinate on doing those things

- they’ll get done eventually though

- he gets so flustered and happy when you’re affectionate to him

- he just can’t handle it, it makes him so happy

Jaehee

- while she loves to say how much she cares about you and all that, she doesn’t really go overboard

- for example, every evening she’ll say how well you worked that day and kiss your cheek

- and she could gush about how great you are

- but she holds herself back a lot

- both because she doesn’t want to be embarrassing and she’s a little shy

- she’s also shy about initiating hand holding and the like

- she doesn’t want to make you uncomfortable, especially in public

- but she’ll do little gestures that might encourage you, like brushing her fingers against yours

- she likes getting small gifts for you

- if you mention something you need or like and she sees it while out she’ll grab it for you

- generally, they’re small things so money isn’t a problem

- expensive gifts are for holidays and birthdays

- she also has no problem doing things for you

- she basically did everything for Jumin after all, your requests are much more reasonable

- she won’t do everything for you, like grab the remote just out of your reach, but most things she’ll do

- when you get her things though she is so surprised

- just, are you sure?

- she thinks you’re being too nice to her but she deserves all the kindness

Seven

- does everyone know how much he loves you? They obviously don’t know the updated information, time to tell them again

- literally could not be prouder or happier with you

- the amount of “nonsense” conversations you two get into is unending

- he loves picking you up and running around

- he’s your noble steed

- late night cuddles with Honey Budha chips and Dr. Pepper, illuminated by computer screens, are also very common

- he gets really random gifts

- like he’ll say it reminded him of you, but you can’t always see the connection

- it’s still sweet though and he does put a lot of thought into all of your gifts

- as for getting you things, he’s creatively lazy

- he’ll try to figure out some complex way to get whatever you want without having to get up

- it usually doesn’t work and one of you just get up

- and for snacks or a refill someone usually has to move

- he gets so shy when you get anything for him or show anything more than the affection you show when you’re joking around with him

- he loves it, don’t get me wrong, it’s one of his favorite things, but are you sure he deserves it?

- this guy seriously needs to be showered with love

Unknown

- he doesn’t like you, what are you talking about

- yes, you’re perfect and sweet, but that doesn’t mean anything

- in all seriousness, he’s generally very reserved on saying how he feels about you

- but he can be really protective

- mostly shows how he feels through small things

- doesn’t say he loves you outright unless no one else is around and he’s feeling sentimental

- at first, he doesn’t initiate any kind of physical stuff like holding hands

- slowly he does though, like leaning on you while sitting on the couch, brushing his hand against yours, walking closer to you, in general

- once he gets completely comfortable he’s actually kind of clingy

- doesn’t like not holding your hand and loves it when you link arms

- getting tangled in cuddles is very good

- doesn’t get gifts besides birthdays and holidays

- he’s always pretty shy about it and says it’s okay if you don’t like it

- assumes you won’t like whatever he got you

- if you ask him to do something for he’ll grumble, but do it anyway

- he doesn’t actually mind

- he has no idea how to react when you’re affectionate to him

- he basically freezes up

- never expects you to be nice to him so when you’re loving he’s just completely shocked

- really, really loves it though

- he brushes it off and tries to act like it doesn’t affect him, but you can see his cheeks getting a shade pinker and the small smile he has

V

- super vocal about how he feels about you

- but manages to make it feel casual

- he just slips compliments into conversations

- obviously, there are times when he’s blunt and showers you with love

- but those are usually when not many people are around

- he holds your hand constantly

- generally never stops touching you in someway

- mostly so he doesn’t have to use his cane to get around

- he loves sitting on the couch with his arm around you

- gifts are very random

- since he can hardly see, he can’t just grab something he sees while out shopping

- so whenever he thinks of something you’d like, he orders it right away

- you don’t usually ask him to do things, but he really loves it when you do

- he likes feeling like you rely on him

- whatever your request is, he’ll figure out a way to do it

- is surprised for a split second whenever you’re suddenly affectionate towards him, but always recovers quickly and returns your affection

- you’re both pretty affectionate towards each other most of the time, so he doesn’t often get surprised, but if you suddenly say how much you love him or kiss him or something like that with no warning, he gets a little flustered

The Signs After a Few Weeks Of Breaking Up (requested)
  • Check Venus and Moon signs too (I'm sorry this is such a long post)
  • Aries: is still insisting, they don't miss the person, but they know they have to face reality and cope with their pain. Their house is a disaster at this moment. They feel completely chaotic and out of control. They try to forget their partner with meaningless casual sex. They hide their pain, but they probably broke a lot of glasses throwing them at the wall. They'll engage in radical activities to feel alive again.
  • Taurus: After spending weeks and weeks eating ice cream at every meal and binge watching their favourite romantic films, they face their pain and spend a lot of time crying and looking at pictures and gifts their lover got for them. They still sleep with their lover's shirt / favourite stuffed animal. They really want to throw those items out the window but they can't bring themselves to do it. They remember all those romantic things their partner said.
  • Gemini: They're at their best externally, they seem the happiest they've ever been, they seem glad they're single again, they complain about couples, they say love is lame, they go to a lot of parties and probably had sex with a lot of people in the mean time. They're having a blast, right? Wrong. They feel very broken inside and incomplete. They miss the conversations they had with their lover and the inside jokes still make them smile sometimes. Every single thing that reminds them of their partner will be very painful. It's hard for a Gemini to open up about a break up.
  • Cancer: They feel like they lost a limb. They spend all day crying and remembering every single word that was said when the break up happened. They're deeply hurt and they feel helpless. They can't seem to think of anything else. They're still talking nonstop with their best friend about their relationship. They think they'll never love someone so deeply or that anyone will be as special as their lover was. They feel the urge to look at pictures and old texts but they feel awful for doing it. They need a shoulder to cry on.
  • Leo: their pride is truly hurt, if they accidentally cross paths with their partner at this stage and they happen to be with someone, Leos will turn into the most possessive people, they'll feel terrible because they'll compare themselves to that other person. They will complain about the relationship and harshly criticise their lover. They will say they're better off without them. They'll take care of themselves, they'll look better than ever so they can feel confident again and make their lover jealous by flirting with other people. They need a close friend to open up with and vent to. Their deepest desire is to get back on their feet again. They'll try to appear strong and they'll try want to "win the break up ".
  • Virgo: they analyze everything their partner said during the relationship, they tried to be rational but now they're dealing with their pain. They don’t want to open up about it but they'll come to the conclusion that it's the healthiest way. They're trying to keep their life as normal as possible but deep down they feel lost and they feel like they were never good enough for their partner and that their partner never loved them. They think it's unlikely to have a future relationship and they feel deeply insecure.
  • Libra: After weeks of hurting and crying, they're begging their lover to come back. They'll figure out this is wrong and they'll try to accept that they're better off this way, for their own emotional sake. Engages in flirting with every single person they find to make sure they're still attractive and to feel validated. They also want to seduce other people so their partner feels jealous and comes back to them. They won't like to show weakness but they'll open up eventually with the old lady on the train and won't stop talking til they see she's not there anymore.
  • Scorpio: they're still hardcore stalking their lover and their biggest fear is them finding a new person. They'll feel very hurt and often display self destructive behaviour. They'll shut down everyone and everything. They'll think about the relationship a lot and be reflective about it. They feel the urge to throw all their partner's mistakes and flaws at their face. They'll have a great self control to not miss their partner but they'll probably drunk dial someday... They'll put all their feelings down on paper to not keep everything inside. They believe they'll never feel the same about anyone in the future. They're very resentful.
  • Sagittarius: they try to keep optimistic about it, they started dating again, although they're not completely recovered. They tried to deny their pain at first but allowed themselves to suffer. They make a huge effort to get over the person. They want to have fun and spend quality time with their friends. They do all the things they couldn't do while in a relationship. They won't consider getting back together.
  • Capricorn: they don't leave work, they try to overcompensate the emotional void with something they're sure they'll recieve positive income from. They'll want to transmit they're more successful now that there's no "obstacles" to stop them. They feel lonely and distant from everyone, they try to keep reason close to them but they feel like crying 24/7. They'll try to keep a positive attitude but they'll end up being super pessimistic. They're very mature about it.
  • Aquarius: they're very casual about it, runs into their lover in the supermarket and it's like they found an old friend, everything's cool, no hard feelings, moving on... Yeah, right. They're completely vulnerable and emotional, they're hoping they can get together again but they'll hide this and all their feelings too. They'll shut down for a time but then come back all happy and justfying the break up to their friends and saying they're alright. They'll become quieter than usual. They spend their days overthinking about the relationship or shutting down the thought of the other person, alternatevely. They'll find logical reasons to why they broke up and try to accept those. Don’t expect them to open up.
  • Pisces: they're totally broken and feel hopeless, they feel unnappreaciated and sad all the time, they try to think about what they did wrong, they don't want to accept reality and come back running and apologizing (even if it's not their fault, they'll feel guilty anyway) and saying they still lover their partner. They daydream about them still being together. A break up is a very painful event for Pisces and they take their time to take their life into place. It's better if they take out their feelings artistically. They spend their days listening to break up or romantic songs and they'll talk with friends about how they feel.

anonymous asked:

Hey I liked the post you did for parents of children with autism. I'm talking about the one where you say that there's always a reason for something they do. I have a question for you. What are your thoughts on ABA therapy? And how do you feel about Behaviorism in general? I'm just wondering. I have some opinions myself but wonder what your thoughts are. have a wonderful Saturday

Hello!

I think the reason ABA exists is because people who practice it and support it simply don’t see autistic individuals as human beings with their own thoughts, consciousness and personality.

So ABA or applied behavioral analyses is a technique that uses rewards and punishments to encourage desirable behavior and eliminate unwanted behavior. Typically it requires the child (or teenager, or adult) to pay close attention to what the practitioner is doing and do it for several hours at the time, but obviously there are exceptions.

The basic premise is that if the child does something you don’t want them to do, you punish them (by taking away stickers or reducing their playtime or in bad cases by hitting their hands or spraying water on them). And if they do something you want them to do, you reward them (with stickers, or toys, or more playtime, or in bad cases just with breaks or food).

Does this remind you of anything? Yeah, exactly, it’s dog training. You attract the dogs attention, you reward it for doing what you want it to do and punish it for doing what you don’t want it to do. And I mean, it’s pretty effective, right? I don’t think it’s not effective. Basic neurobiology says it is effective, it forms new reflexes and achieves the goal of reducing “bad” behaviors and inducing “good” behaviors. And research shows that parents see a positive difference because on the outside it looks like their child is improving.

And I’m not saying we don’t use reward/punishment techniques on allistic children. We do, and I’m not saying we should eliminate behavioral therapy entirely. I just think we should remember about the underlying reasons we use it. We train dogs because dogs don’t have a consciousness or episodic memory and it’s impossible to just explain to a dog that it shouldn’t eat things off the ground or run across the road when it’s red light.

Sometimes children are too young to understand why they shouldn’t have a diet entirely made out of candies or why they should go to bed now, so we use punishments and rewards to achieve the goal. However we should remember that human children from the age of 18-24 months already have a consciousness, some episodic memory and ability to decide for themselves. So that kind of training gets less and less effective as they age, and we need to reason with them and explain why eating candies only is bad for them and why they need to do this thing.

We recognize that (allistic) children are humans with all these qualities and we don’t expect them to obey like dogs because children also have feelings and thoughts and they might have a more complex reason to do a bad thing. Maybe they don’t want to go to bed because they think there’s a monster under their bed. Maybe they don’t want to eat their meal because it makes their tummy hurt. In that case parents usually communicate with their child, discover the underlying cause and modify their response to it. Now instead of saying “if you won’t go to bed now, no cartoons for you tomorrow!” the parent might say “let’s put special monster traps under your bed to catch all the monsters!” and that’s what wonderful about humans. We think, we feel, we are self-aware.

ABA comes from a premise that autistic children aren’t fully human. And before you go “not all ABA therapists!”, let me remind you that Ivar Lovaas, the inventor of ABA, said that exact thing in his book. He thought that autistic children don’t have a personality or a conscious mind and therefore you can’t reason with them. So you just need to sort of “carve” a real human out of them by suppressing their autistic behavior and training them into doing allistic things, like hugging or making eye contact. He associated those things with humanity and in his opinion if you don’t do them, you simply aren’t human.

ABA does exactly that. It assumes that autistic behaviors are inherently bad and harmful, and in order to make the child whole you need to train them into doing allistic behaviors. An ABA therapist won’t look into why a child bites their fingers, they will simply train it out of them with punishments. An ABA therapist won’t figure out why the child doesn’t like hugs, they will train them into doing it with rewards. They just don’t consider a possibility of reasoning or communicating with the child like they are a real human being. They do their job, they train the child into pretending to be allistic, which from the outside looks almost like the child has been “cured”.

Does it work? Well yeah, sorta. After hours and weeks and months of ABA, your child will learn to suppress stimming, look people in the eyes, sit still when you tell them to, and hug you and say “I love you” on request. Will it “cure” them of their autism? Nope. Autism is still there, it’s a fundamental part of their brain and you can’t train it out of them. The reason why they used to stim or avoid hugs is still there, it didn’t go anywhere, it’s just now the child won’t ever show it. They will go to bed despite being afraid of that monster, every night, and cry, clutching their pillow. They will eat that meal and try to show that they aren’t in pain by biting their lip and saying “thank you for the yummy meal” because that’s what they were trained to do.

ABA comes from the belief that autistic people don’t have thoughts, feelings and consciousness. ABA thinks that those autistic behaviors like stimming serve no purpose and need to be eliminated. ABA thinks that the only way to stop a child from screaming or banging their head on the wall (which they most definitely do for a reason, probably because they feel bad) is to take away their reward stickers for doing that. It just doesn’t occur to them that perhaps the child bangs their head on the wall because they are constantly overwhelmed and stressed and need to let out their frustration. It doesn’t occur to them that perhaps the child doesn’t like hugs because it’s too much touching and feels awful, and that they’d rather flap their hands when seeing their parent to show affection. They think that the *only* way to get desirable behaviors out of the child is good old basic reward-punishment training.

I won’t even tell you about the effects of ABA on children, about the rates of PTSD in those children, about the self-hate, depression and complete lack of self-esteem they acquire, about the rates of abuse and molestation for those children (because they are trained to always obey adults and do what they are told). I think you can guess it’s Not Good.

So yeah, these are my thought on ABA. I’m sorry it got long, but I had a lot to say.

anonymous asked:

"Would you write a scenario for me about v where his girlfriend isn't ready for sex yet so they get off by dryhumping? Can you make it smutty? I'm embarrassed now but oh well~ ^^" I really loved this scenario! How about instead of V it be Suga?

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Here you go my lovelies, sorry it took so long ~ Thank you all for requesting for this, it makes me happy *flowers for all of you* Yoongi and his body is ready

*Warning: Explicit Content

Dry Series; Suga

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Things I regret not doing in college

So I graduated last year and now that I’m enrolling for my “MA” degree I’ve been thinking about those things I regretted from my BA years.

1. Go to class and sit up front. I know, no one wants to be the nerd sitting up front but thing is, lecturers and professors only see the first two rows and that means that they’ll remember you when exams times come. There’s the added bonus that you will be forced to take notes. (Always ask before recording a lesson btw)

2. Make Connections. Sure I got a couple of peers who I still hear from, but the connections I’m talking about here is the old boring guy lecturing you all day long. Start early and make friends with lecturers, they are people too and some of them are really lovely too. Also, it’ll be useful when you’ll have a thesis to write, as most lecturers would rather take under their wing a student they know for sure will be reliable than just risk getting a sloucher. So maybe if there’s you (the student the lecturer doesn’t know) with the same grades of a student that they know already, they won’t pick you. Ah, they can write recommendation letters when time comes and you want to get a certain job or doctorate.

3. Go to Conventions and Panels from experts. I was a International Relations Minor and we were given the possibility f attending various conventions and panels for free or half-price. Moreover my lecturers organised some themselves and invited us all. I only ever went to those that would be in the exam. That was a sad mistake, although rationally, I do live 30 mins of a risky train out of the campus. Anyway, if the thing isn’t too late at night, go!! First off, if you’re not interested in “more” then you’re not interested enough in what you’re studying in the first place, secondly - those conventions is where you can make connections that will come in hand later. 

4. Pick up the phone and just ask. College bureaucracy is fucking hell and their websites are even worse so don’t be afraid of picking up the phone and call the administration or whatever they offer as “student care”. I remember my course was experimental still, so we had procedures for the damn bureaucracy that were different from all other courses and they were just all over the place. It was hell, and somehow the administration decided we didn’t need a “how to graduate” faq page like every other course on the course webpage, so they just held this meeting once a year with lecturers that didn’t even know what they were doing anyway (no one did tbh). Of course we all ended up blowing up the stupid administration bureau for weeks until they eventually realised that maybe writing down the whole stuff was easier for every party involved.
So yeah literally just ask, chance are it’s a question they’ve heard a billion times before already. (Write an email first, but consider that they usually reply with “it’s written on the website” without even pointing out where. It could be an automatically generated answer tbh)

5. Eat well! I can’t stress this point enough. I’m not saying not to eat junk, but be sure to get all the nutrients you need. Some universities offer blood work for free. Get it tested (stds too, ince you’re at it anyway). If you’re missing nutrients like iron, studying will be way slower and sometimes even pointless. I made this mistake and had really bad chronic fatigue up until a few weeks ago because, yes my iron was not too low, but coupled with my mild anaemia and being a vegetarian it made my life way harder. Sometimes you feel tired and stressed and it just happens that you’re low on some stupid nutrient.

6. DRINK AND SLEEP. okay?? I mean everyone pulls all-nighters close to exams, but don’t stay up for the sake of it (=tumblr). You will regret it the day after and you’ll regret it even more when you’ll have to spend the night studying. Also don’t pull all-nighters the night before an exam. It probably won’t help any and you’ll be dead tired for the exam. AND DRINK WATER. no!, tea and coffee don’t count. you need water to function. Drink 8 glasses everyday, more if you are going to end up drinking alcohol. When you take a break from studying, drink some water. It’ll help restore concentration.

7. Work a routine out and stick to it. I’m not talking about a daily routine, but take into account everything you want to do in your week, scratch out what is not a priority and work what’s left into a manageable routine. Leave “Free periods” in it, so that you will be able to “make time” and work any unexpected event/request/work/whim into your routine. Don’t be to rigid about it, but try to stick to it and tweak and change it as you go. A planner could come in hand, but whatever works for you it’s gold.

8. Make time for yourself. College is gruesome and it will burn you out if you don’t just stop, take a step back and spend some quality time with yourself. I personally drive myself into an early grave way too often, so much that I always end up sick after (and sometimes even during) my exams. Try not to follow that example.

9. Start thinking on your thesis now. Even if it’s 3 years away. Even if you have no clue what you want to work on. Hell, even if you already know what you’re going to do. Write down those weird ideas that come up during class or studying, write down those weird questions you ask yourself at 3 am the day before an exam. Write down those shower thoughts you amuse yourself with. Those are all great ideas. At the end of all your courses, those are all starting lines, you’ll need all of the ideas you have, because thesis is one kind of hell that almost put me off permanently from higher education. Don’t let yourself write a thesis you don’t care for and you don’t like, if you can. Consider that your thesis is the first big actual step you take towards your dream job. Your thesis is something you can use in your career, it a publication you can even quote on your curriculum vitae. Make good use of it.

10. Don’t be afraid to change your course. This is not something I’ve been through but my brother is having a rough time. Sometimes you pick a course and you believe it’s the greatest ever, but six months in and it sucks, one year in and you hate it or you’re failing all your courses. Maybe it’s just not the course for you. Switch course if you can. You can drop out too if you feel that RATIONALLY it is not your path. Just don’t let self-pity and anger make decisions for you. There’s nothing shameful in changing course or dropping out. It might feel like a failure, but college is not for everyone - and your emotional and general well-being should not be strained just for education. Of course you can also take a year or a semester to figure things out, just don’t get lost in the system. Talk to a specialist if you feel the need, they will help.

Stay safe and healthy and don’t give up on yourself.

mr-tinkle  asked:

Reaction fic. All those killed in the killing game watch the rest of it in that lil theater, and react to it lol You can get some closure with it lol

A/N I’ve been waiting for DR3 to end just so I could do this prompt, I tried to put in everyone, if I missed out anyone do tell me!

Afterlife Theater - homage to eveyone who died

“It’s over already?”

Meanwhile, in a world separate from the living, those who passed on early watched as the world continued moving without them.

“BORING!!” Junko shouted and threw popcorn at the screen. “Laaame! Boo! Total cop-out of an ending!” She shot harsh criticism one after another mixed in with crude remarks. “Plot? What plot? This didn’t make sense at all!”

“Junko, we’re not supposed to be noisy. There are others watching too.” Mukuro whispered in embarrassment.

“Huh?! Like I give a fuck!” She yelled back even louder just to mock her. “Besides, anything I say is way better than this bullshit on screen!”

“Shut up you ugly woman.” Yasuke reprimanded her sharply, his eyes were focused and never left the screen. “Don’t make me knock you out again.”

“Kyaaah! Public humiliation! How kinky of you!” Junko squealed in delight.

“Could you say that again, big sis? Oh, and put in some more fanservice while you’re at it.” Yuuto commented as he eagerly stuffed another piece of bread in his mouth.

“Inappropriate behavior is unsuited for the theatrical environment. I request that you cease this at once.” Ishimaru scolded the noisy bunch.

“Yeah, man. Keep it down will ya?!” Mondo shouted at them.

“Well she does have good reason to be outraged.” Celes quietly commented with a neutral expression. “This just seems too happy of an ending given what we’ve all had to go through.”

“Dude, you know what would have made this better?” Leon asked no one in particular and so he also answered his own question with a longing sigh. “If we were all alive and with them too.”

A heavy silence fell on them inside the theater.

“Well… It can’t be helped.” Sayaka was the first to speak up. “There’s no way we could cross over. We’re dead after all.”

“A deus ex machina? That’s an even worse ending! I refuse such low quality plot!” Yamada voiced out his protest.

“But just because we’re dead doesn’t mean there’s no reason for us to rejoice for them.” Sakura’s calm and reassuring voice echoed throughout the theater and it had the soothing effect of dissolving the tension.

“That’s right! Even if I’m stuck here, I’m so happy that I won’t be seeing my sis for a while.” Yuta declared with a huge grin on his face. For someone who was dead, he looked very much alive.

“Seeing them alive makes me feel happy more than jealous.” Chihiro smiled as well. “I’m so glad that we got a happy ending.”

“Happy ending my face!” Ruruka objected from the back seat. “Do you know how much suffering I had to go through? And these guys get to live but not me?? Talk about favoritism!” She cried out exasperatedly.

“Ruruka, please calm down.” Seiko anxiously tried to pacify her friend. “I know you’re still upset but it’s already over.”

“It’s useless. She’s been ranting about it all this time. Just let her talk it out.” Izayoi said as he then nonchalantly ate another macaroon.

“You’re not the only one who suffered you know.” Bandai let out a long sigh. “I didn’t even last one hour after the game started.”

“…Sorry about that.” Sakakura promptly apologized. “I didn’t know it at that time but still, that got you killed. Sorry…”

“It’s okay. I’m not as mad anymore.” He then smiled knowingly. “Not when I know why you’re always so grouchy and frustrated.”

“W-What’s that–”

“Juzo~” Chisa slung an arm over his shoulders. “Look, it’s Kyosuke on the screen. Aren’t you glad that he’s alive?” She smiled and then her face softened as she offered her most sincere gratitude. “Thank you. If it weren’t for you, he would’ve been here with us.”

“Tch. You don’t need to thank me. You would have done the same thing if our roles were switched.” He looked away for a moment and then when his eyes met hers, there was an unspoken understanding between them. “Wasn’t it you who said that you could die for him?”

“I did, didn’t I?” She softly said and then almost jumped from her seat as she pouted at him. “Ah, but you beat me to it! No fair!”

“Well I wasn’t about to let him die on my watch.” He chuckled and then scoffed. “And had he died there then I would have punched the old man here.”

“My, someone’s full of energy now isn’t he? Ahaha!” Tengan laughed heartily.

“If you’re going to have some fun then count me in.” Great Gozu bellowed from his seat, ready for some action.

“Everyone’s getting along just fine~” Gekkogahara remarked through Monomi.

“Not a bad ending, don’t you think?” Kizakura commented as he drank his liquor.

“It’s the best we could have ever hoped for in the midst of all this despair.” Jin seconded as he too downed his drink.

And beside Chisa sat Nanami who had been watching here the longest. “Everyone did their best and so a miracle was created out of everyone’s hopes.” She smiled softly as the scene showed her friends with bright and hopeful smiles. “I think I can wait a little while longer until we can play a game together again.”

And with that, the curtains of this theater closes while the screen continues to play. A world without them continues to move. But even so, they still hope for those on the other side. This wasn’t the end, at least not for those still alive. There’s still the future. A future that they could shape as they want it to.

And for those who have passed early on, they will be here in this theater, eagerly watching this new future take shape.

i’ve really been in the mood for writing some polyamory lately, and with what’s been on my dash, i felt like this was a good time to do it. this is my first time seriously writing a pairing with more than 2 people involved, so please feel free to give me constructive criticism on how to improve in the future if i did anything poorly. 

it’s very mercy-centric, just fyi. 

thanks~ 

angela sees fareeha amari for the first time when fareeha’s 12 and she’s 17. she’s been at overwatch for a few months when ana brings her daughter to work–her nanny was sick, and since ana was just doing paperwork for the day anyway, it was easier to bring her along.

angela, long before she became the graceful guardian angel of overwatch, was a teenager with balance issues and insecurity over her weight, who dressed in baggy clothes underneath a lab coat. she nearly bowls fareeha over and spends a solid three minutes stammering apologies and helping her up under the watchful gaze of captain amari. she thinks that little fareeha looks a lot like her mother, but she has softer eyes.

angela scurries off, busy with work, and fareeha watches her leave before ana’s gently pushing her towards her office.

angela sees fareeha for the second time when she’s lying in the middle of the typical omnic-human warzone and wondering if it’s time for her to just. stop. she could heal herself—it’s a gunshot wound through her middle, and if she would just pick up her staff and click it on—

but she’s tired. has been tired since overwatch fell, since no one would take her into their research programs when dr. ziegler was synonymous with “overwatch’s nanotech research department” for years, since she has been offering her assistance to only the most desperate, because that’s all that would accept her help in the aftermath

(she’s been tired since all of her friends scattered to the wind and she was left alone and had no idea where to go or what to do.)

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anonymous asked:

FAHC prompt: "Why are you looking at me like I'm dinner?"

shit, I’m so sorry this took so long. I’m not even sure if you’re still hanging around anon… this prompt literally went through like 5 different versions before I finally came up with this. hope you like it if you’re still out there!

“Ryan,” a voice sings in his ear. “You’ve been avoiding me.” The Vagabond sighs and pointedly doesn’t look behind him.

“I have work to do Gavin,” he responds. “I need to get this done for Geoff. I can’t afford any distractions right now.” He hears a huff and then the sound of Gavin flopping down onto his couch.

“You’re no fun,” the Brit says, sounding particularly childish. “And you’re a horrible boyfriend. We haven’t hung out in almost a week! I’m hurt, Rye-bread.”

“No you’re not, you’re bored. You’ve avoided me a lot longer when you’ve been in the middle of a job. A week is nothing.”

“Do as I say, not as I do, love,” comes the quick response and Ryan sighs again, knowing this isn’t going to be the quick exchange he was hoping it would be. Or at least, the quick exchange he was telling himself he hoped it would be.

“Gavin, please. The sooner I get this done the sooner we can spend some time together. I’m almost done planning this out, just give me another day.”

“I want to spend time with you now!” Gavin whines. “I’ve been really patient! I don’t want to wait any longer.”

“Gavin,” Ryan stresses. “You realize this is counterproductive, right? I’m not going to get this done any faster with you pulling this shit.”

“I think you’re just grumpy ‘cause you haven’t gotten laid in forever. Which is really no one’s fault but your own,” Gavin replies, sounding bored now. “I mean, seriously Rye, here you are with the supposed love of your life in the room and you won’t even look at me. Why won’t you look at me, boogie man?”

 At this, Ryan twitches. He can’t resist. Gavin only ever uses that nickname when he’s feeling particularly playful and playful Gavin always works out in Ryan’s favor. He knows he can’t look, if he does he’ll give in and he can’t afford that right now. If he doesn’t get this job all worked out before tomorrow night, there’s no way he’ll finish in time for Geoff. So, he ignores the shifting he can hear coming from the other side of the room, and the heat that’s pooling in his gut, and goes back to work without giving his boy a reply.

Honestly, he should have known Gavin wouldn’t give up that easily.

The crew’s golden boy is quiet just long enough for Ryan to start to get suspicious. He’s just about to text Michael to see if he can distract Gavin and tempt him away from Ryan’s office when his phone buzzes with a new message.

A picture message.

From Gavin.

He shouldn’t open it, he knows that, but the temptation is too great and Ryan would be lying if he claimed that the dry spell of the last week hadn’t been getting to him. Besides, he misses Gavin, misses their dumb, cheap dates and stupid pet names. He wants to be tempted just so he can give in and convince himself that at least he tried to stay on task.

He swipes the message open and breaks. It’s just a selfie but it’s selfie from a Gavin who wants something so it shows off all his best qualities in all the best ways. Ryan only looks at it for a few seconds before he finally gives in and turns to face his couch.

“Hey Rye-bread,” he hears as soon as he turns around, but fuck if he can be bothered to reply, not with Gavin looking like he does. Fuck, pictures are never as good as the original. No picture could compare to the living, breathing treasure laid out on his shitty couch. He’s just wearing one of his regular silk shirt but its unbuttoned three buttons too many. His hair’s tossed attractively and he’s  forgone his usual sunglasses, meaning Ryan can see his hooded green eyes. His legs are spread out and his arms are splayed across the back of the couch, stretching his shirt and pulling it open. And shit, the come-hither smile on his face is such a familiar and welcome expression.

Dear lord, that fucking expression.

“Gavin,” Ryan says, unable to tear his eyes away from the seductive, knowing look on the Brit’s face. “Why are you looking at me like I’m dinner?”

Gavin’s tempting smile changes into a smirk. “Maybe it’s ‘cause you are,” he says. He holds his arms out, motioning that he wants Ryan to pick him up. “C'mon big guy. You know I’ve won. Time to carry me to my room and ravish me until dawn. Chop chop.”

Ryan isn’t even ashamed that it takes him less than ten seconds to get up, cross the five feet separating them, pick a laughing Gavin up into his arms, and carry him out of his office.

Geoff can fucking wait. Ryan has more important things to be doing.

Furihata Kyo knows he has a lot of natural advantages. A lot of things other people struggle with—sports, school, making friends, flirting—have always come naturally to him. He’s always tried to make a conscious effort not to let any of that go to his head, but he would be the first person to admit that all his gifts in life enabled an easy and steadfast confidence that he could handle whatever life threw his way.

That confidence completely shattered when his little brother was abducted.

*

He had never felt so useless before. His little brother was in danger and there was absolutely nothing he could do about it. The whole experience drove home that in the end, it didn’t matter how gifted you were—how smart or athletic you were, how many friends you had—because none of that helped when someone he loved was in danger.

And his brother had been shot. Kyo is forever going to be grateful that Kouki was rescued and brought back, but he’d been shot and somewhat starved and god knows what else and Kyo had never felt so much like a failure.

And then there was Akashi Seijuurou.

*

The thing is, Kyo has always been sort of privately concerned that Kouki was going to wind up falling in love with some heinous bitch who would stomp all over him. Kouki fell in love so easily, over the smallest of gestures, and he was always so eager to please that it was really easy for people to take advantage of him. Kouki had a very warm and generous heart and a lot of people in this world were assholes. Kyo was always been justified in worrying that some heartless woman would abuse Kouki’s good-nature through his need for affection.

When Kouki told him he was bisexual, Kyo’s biggest problem with that was, Oh great, now I have to worry about all the awful men who could hurt him too! And that was a much more terrifying prospect because Kouki had fallen for Akashi Seijuurou.

Who, really, only makes every imaginary heinous bitch from Kyo’s concerned scenarios for his brother’s romantic prospects suddenly look tame in comparison and really not so bad.

*

“Come now, Furihata-san, you cannot hate me forever.”

Kyo scowls, resenting the fact that this boy is in his house. Akashi had arrived early from Kyoto, and Kouki isn’t home from school yet. “Is the fact that you got my little brother abducted and shot ever going to change? No? Then I’m pretty sure I can hate you forever.”

Akashi looks at him reproachfully. “The fact that we do not get along distresses Furi.”

Kyo twitches, resisting the urge to punch the smug condescension off this guy. “You’re not the first, you know. Kouki falls in love all the time.” Akashi only raises a brow so Kyo presses on. “You probably were kind to him during the abduction, and that’s why he likes you now. It’s only temporary. He once liked a girl just because she lent him her eraser.”

“Suzuno Chiho, I know,” Akashi says mildly. “She told him if he became the best at something, she would go out with him.”

Kyo blinks. He certainly hadn’t heard that part before.

“All things considered, I am grateful for her caveat, otherwise Furi would not have begun playing basketball, and I would not have met him. Although I personally find such ultimatums distasteful, don’t you?”

“Yes,” Kyo says, and then he scowls deeper at his automatic agreement. “I’m surprised he told you about her.”

“Furi tells me everything,” Akashi smiles in that smug way that makes Kyo want to punch him again. “The fact that Furi has been liberal with his affections before does not bother me, Furihata-san.”

“No?”

“Quite the reverse, actually. I take a lot of comfort in the fact that Furi had so many fleeting loves. It indicates a good sign that his affection for me–which has endured over time and, if you don’t mind me saying, considerable opposition from his friends and family–are of a different and more permanent nature.”

There are now whole new levels to scowling that Kyo is achieving because who even talks like this? “That’s certainly an optimistic way of thinking.”

Akashi tilts his head. “No one has ever called me an optimist before. How novel.”

“What do you want with my brother?” Kyo bursts out, no longer able to contain himself.

“What?” Akashi queries, his voice shifting slightly.

“You don’t have me fooled, OK? I don’t trust you, and you can’t convince me that you actually love Kouki.”

“You find it so impossible that someone might love your brother?” Akashi says, his voice still indecipherable in tone.

“I find it impossible that you would. Let me be clear, I looked into you—I know your Orders have to be obeyed, and that you’re incredibly rich, and that all paints a very entitled picture, so I’ll ask you again—what do you want with my brother?”

Rich assholes might fall in love with good-hearted poor girls all the time in those Korean dramas his mother watches, but Kyo knows the real world doesn’t work that way and he is not going to let some jerk toy with his baby brother.

Akashi sighs and resettles his position in his chair. “How disappointing.”

Excuse me?” Kyo bristles.

“You,” Akashi says, disinterestedly. “Your assumptions are inherently faulty. I would have respected you more if you could at least present your arguments in a reasonable fashion.”

“Oh, you know what—” Kyo says, lurching from the couch and getting ready to throw this kid out of his house.

Akashi pins him down with an imperious look.

“Let me be clear, Furihata-san. Your brother may have had infatuations in the past, but I have not. My esteem is not given freely. You seem to have some misunderstanding of my character and I assure you, I am not someone to recklessly toy with someone else’s affections. There are, I suppose, a fair amount of reasons why you might dislike me personally, but at least do me the courtesy of disliking personality flaws I actually possess, and not ones you assume I have because I’m rich.”

Kyo glowers and feels like he’s probably never hated someone more than this person in front of him.

Akashi does not seem at all disturbed by his glower. He meets his gaze evenly and continues, “And if I can correct one more false assumption—I was not kind to Furi during our abduction. It was Furi who was kind to me. Your brother has a lot of amazing qualities, and I suspect you know that. Please believe me when I say I know that too.”

Kyo can see Kouki out the window—he’ll be coming up the walkway soon. He could continue to pick a fight but he knows he’s thoroughly lost this round.

“Fine. Next time I’ll have a more reasoned argument for disliking you.”

“All I ask is for worthy opponents,” Akashi murmurs, but his attention is already shifting to Kouki as he comes through the door.

 

A/N: @allebooklover I hope you have a better day, friend!! Akashi’s further interactions with Kyo is a request I’ve been meaning to write (their relationship is a work in progress, anon-friend! They’re getting there slowly), and I thought I’d take this chance to answer @sociallyawkwardrainbow question too. I hope everyone has a lovely day! Thanks for the prompts!

anonymous asked:

Can I request a prompt please?^^ I'm not sure if you've done anything like this yet, but a prompt where Yoongi is in a horrible mood and extremely stressed and Tae is hyper & won't stop talking and Yoongi ends up snapping at Tae and saying some really hurtful things. So Tae stops talking to him for a while and Yoongi feels horrible and the other members help Yoongi plan something cute as a way to apologize to Tae

Hi anon!

I’ll try to do everything you asked for in the prompt, but some stuff might be different towards the end, I hope that’s ok! ;)

enjoy <3

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Yoongi felt so on edge, and he was honestly scared of himself. 

He hadn’t been this aggravated and stressed since pre-debut. The track he was working on was being stubborn as hell, and no matter how many times he tried to tweak it, the quality sounded like garbage to his ears. 

What aggravated him the most was that the chorus was perfect. The melody fit with the lyrics perfectly for that part, but the rest of the song made him want to tear his hair out. Because of the amazing chorus, Yoongi didn’t want to start from scratch, even though it was something he would usually do in this type of situation. 

It was in this state, that Taehyung found him.

The boy casually walked into the studio, and at first Yoongi didn’t mind. He was used to Taehyung randomly popping in on him from time to time. Ever since the boy started to show an interest in producing songs of his own, it wasn’t strange to see him suddenly show up and take a seat next to Yoongi. 

But it didn’t look like Taehyung came to observe this time. He plopped down on the couch against the wall and pulled out his phone and earbuds. 

It all started with him innocently playing video games, and that didn’t bother Yoongi much. Taehyung had his earbuds in, so there was no sound to distract the rapper from what he was doing. 

The problem started when Taehyung began to talk

“Look, Hyung! I beat Kookie’s high score!”

Yoongi nodded without looking. “Good job Tae, that’s great,” he mumbled. 

Taehyung went back to playing his game, but not even ten minutes later, he started talking again. “Oh, remember when we played this one last month? You got so frustrated at level five, I couldn’t stop laughing. Remember?”

Yoongi was aggressively clicking at his mouse now, trying to get this one section of the song to trim at the precise point he needed, but no matter what he did, it was slightly off. 

Wah! They made a part two to this one! Weren’t you just saying you wished they made more levels for this game, hyung?! Look–”

“Shit, Taehyung, can you shut up for one second!”

The studio grew deathly quiet. 

Yoongi spun around in his chair and faced the wide eyed singer. 

“I’m trying to finish this track, alright?! I don’t have time to talk about your stupid video games! I can’t just laze around the dorm and bother people all day like you, ok?! I actually have work to do!”

You’ve said enough! Yoongi’s mind scream. Look at his face! He’s going to cry!

But he didn’t stop there. 

“Go bother someone else! You’re annoying me!”

Taehyung blinked a few times and quickly stood up. He gathered up his sweater and frantically shoved his feet into his shoes. 

Yoongi didn’t have to see his face to know that he was crying. 

“I-I’m.. I’m sorry, Hyung.”

The door closed behind the brunette, and Yoongi was left to stare blankly at the couch. 

He didn’t feel like fixing the track anymore.


~*~

“What did you do?”

Yoongi took one look at Jin’s disapproving frown and sighed. 

“I may or may not have yelled at him.”

Jin closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose. “Yoongi, Yoongi, Yoongi,” he muttered, like a burdened mother with way too much stress on her mind. 

“I know,” Yoongi said quickly. “You don’t have to tell me. I know I hurt his feelings.”

Jin’s eyes flew open. “Hurt his feelings? You think that’s all you did?”

Yoongi stood in the middle of their room, feet frozen to the ground with his bag still on his shoulder. 

“Taehyung-ah feels guilty, Yoongi. He feels like he’s the reason you haven’t been doing well in the studio. He feels like he’s the reason you haven’t been getting enough sleep. He didn’t just see it as you exploding on him for no reason. He took every single thing you said to heart.”

Yoongi licked his lips and swallowed thickly. It felt like his throat was closing up. 

“I didn’t mean for him to take it that way. I was just mad and stressed out, so I snapped at him. I don’t… I don’t want him to feel guilty.”

“So then tell him that.” Jin picked back up his Wii controller. “You know how Taehyung-ah is… If you don’t tell him it isn’t his fault, he’ll hold on to it forever.”


~*~


Yoongi gently knocked on the room door. After hearing a muffled ‘come in’ he pushed open the door and walked into the room. 

Taehyung was the only one there. He was siting on his bed with an open suitcase in front of him, already packing for tomorrow’s schedule in China. The boy was idly scratching his arm and staring down at the half empty suitcase, clearly stumped about what to bring. 

“Packing?”

Taehyung looked up at the sound of Yoongi’s voice. He opened his mouth to respond verbally, but eventually ended up nodding his head and returning his gaze to the suitcase. 

Yoongi cautiously walked over and sat next to Taehyung. He didn’t know what to say or do in this type of situation. He wasn’t good at confronting people when it came to emotional matters. He was too blunt of a person for those kind of things. 

The bedroom lamp cast strange shadows across Taehyung’s face. Yoongi couldn’t tell if he was frowning or just blank. 

“Hobi hyung and Jiminie went to the store,” Taehyung whispered. It was like he was afraid to speak too loud and upset Yoongi again. “They asked me if I wanted to go but… I… I still haven’t packed so…”

Yoongi nodded and stared down at the suitcase too. He hated packing as well. He always ended up bringing way too many bathroom products and not enough clothes. 

“Do you want me to help you?”

Taehyung stared over at him in surprise. “B-But the song you were–”

“Forget the song,” Yoongi said. “I’m two seconds away from trashing the entire studio, so I think I should just take a break. Good idea, right?”

A small smile stretched across Taehyung’s lips. Some of the light returned to his eyes, and Yoongi mentally patted himself on the back for the pleased expression on his dongsaeng’s face. 

“If you help me with mine, i’ll help you with yours,” Taehyung suggested. “Deal?”

Yoongi pretended to think about the offer. “Hmmm… deal!”

Taehyung laughed and they got to work. 

Soon enough, an hour flew by before they even knew it. The two were talking like nothing bad had ever even happened, and in that time Hoseok and Jimin had returned to the dorm. 

Jimin couldn’t stop laughing at the fact that Yoongi made Taehyung pack all of his face creams and body washes. 

It wasn’t until way later in the night, when everyone was retiring to bed after a lively dinner, that Yoongi decided to properly apologize to Taehyung. 

“I’m sorry for the way I yelled at you. Dongsaeng or not, I took my anger out on you, and I shouldn’t have done that. I don’t… I don’t like yelling at you, Taehyung-ah.”

Taehyung turned to Yoongi and tilted his head to the side. 

“Really, Hyung? While we’re brushing our teeth?” Taehyung mumbled around his toothbrush and the toothpaste foaming in his mouth. 

Yoongi flicked water at him and smiled. “Take it or leave it, brat.”

Taehyung spit out his toothpaste and grabbed Yoongi’s hand before it could flick water again. Even though the tiles were cold beneath their feet, the temperature in the room grew warmer with the feel of each other. 

Taehyung’s smile was so bright and endearing, and Yoongi was instantly reminded of that intense blindness you get after staring directly at the sun. 

“I’ll take it,” Taehyung giggled. 

Yoongi wondered how he could have ever yelled at that face. 


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Sorry that I tweaked the end a bit anon, but I hope you liked it! <333

Thank you for the prompt!

lovelysongbird  asked:

So I'm venturing into the world of stage managing VERY slowly. I'm ASM for Cabaret and I want to do a good job. What do stage managers look for in a good assistant? What do they hate?

This has been in my ask for a metaphorical eternity and for that I apologize. 

BUT NONETHELESS.

Welcome to the world of stage managing! 

Originally posted by mynotperfectlife

Whether you join us slowly or jump in head first, we are happy to have you. 

What do stage managers look for in a good assistant?

  • Someone who is present. Pay attention in rehearsals, keep a list of questions for the end of the day, put your phone on silent, try to keep your computer away (unless you’re in a music rehearsal, in which case there is work that can be done). 
  • Someone who is self-motivated. Please don’t make me follow up with you every step of the way if you’re given a task. 
  • If you don’t know, ask. Really. It’s okay to not know something – even if you do know, it’s still okay to ask. The way that one SM asked you to do something may be totally different than the way your current SM wants you to do the same exact task. 
  • Keep it real. The end. 
  • Someone who can be the other half of a team. I am very firmly of the mindset that a stage management team is just that. Yes, the SM is ultimately in control here – but you all need to complement each other. If your SM is great with details, try to keep the big picture in mind. And vice versa. I’m not saying you need to be a mind reader, but you need to be able to read a room/relationship and see where you’re best going to fit. 
  • Someone who can communicate openly and honestly about what is going on. Whether that is backstage, in rehearsals, whatever. 
  • Be able to take charge. When you go into tech, your SM is going to be out in front of house and will have very little idea what is truly going on backstage. You need to be able to step up and manage backstage without your SM holding your hand. I always tell my ASMs “this is our end goal. Make it happen.”. I can give explicit directions if I feel they need it, but I’d much rather let you work it out. If I assign crewmemberSusie to move a set piece at a certain time but actorKyle has requested her help with a prop handoff at that time, I’m not going to know that. You will because you saw it all go down an hour earlier. Just make things happen, take notes, and let me know about it later. If you’re *really* unsure about the decision, ask. Otherwise, it’s make your momma proud time. 

What do stage managers hate in an ASM?

  • Having to hold an ASM’s hand through a task (with some exception – interns, for example, are there to learn… but even then, I have a limit) is probably my biggest pet peeve. 
  • The ASM should not be someone we have to babysit. They should not need to be wrangled or handled or overseen in the way that other members of the company would. 
  • Another personal pet peeve is when an ASM is more interested in the social goings on of a company than with show responsibilities. If I have to come into the green room 3 different times to remind you to do preshow responsibilties and I catch you chatting it up every single time… that’s gonna give me a silent rage. Once the work is done I don’t care if you’re chatting or playing cards or involved in the preshow actor cuddle… whatever. Just do your work. 
  • It’s a copout, but really: any quality that is the opposite of what I listed above. 

I hope that helps! And again, welcome. Feel free to send any more questions you may have… I’ll get back to them in a more timely manner, I promise. 

Matsumoto: Why I'm the prettiest


As requested by anon. :)


“There’s lots of competition for the title of ‘Hottest Bleach character.’ We are all pretty darn attractive. But I’m just going to say it - I’m the prettiest. And if you don’t believe me (for some reason), here are some very good reasons!”


1. My boobs

“May as well get this one out of the way first, huh? Since I know you perverts are all thinking it! Yes, I have very nice breasts. No, that is an understatement. They are….magnificent. Do you know that these boobs can cause Hisagi to collapse from extreme blood loss in under ten seconds? Yeah.”


2. My hair

“Speaking of my excellent physical features, there is also my hair. I have very nice hair: thick, shiny, wavy. I don’t even have to style it much! I used to just wear it down, and it looked fantastic. Now I have a new haircut, and it still looks fantastic. I could probably gel it into a mohawk, and still make it work. My hair is just that good.”


3. My beauty mark

“I have a beauty mark on the side of my face. Some people might not single that out as one of my best features - it means my face is not completely clear, after all. But I’ve come to like it. I like that my face isn’t perfectly symmetrical, which would be boring. I have a tiny, adorable mole. It makes my beauty more stunning by making it seem less perfect and artificial.”


4. My confidence

“But all of these assets would mean a lot less if I weren’t confident about them! I don’t try to hide the fact that I’m beautiful. I’m not ashamed of it. I am self-assured and self-aware. And if I do say so myself, that in and of itself is sexy!”


5. My fashion sense

“Plus, I have really good fashion sense. You might recall a certain montage during which I tried on a bunch of human world outfits. Every one of which was super adorable! Because I’m just that good. Even working in an unfamiliar medium (human world clothing), I can put together rockin’ outfits that suit me perfectly! I am a fashion goddess.”


6. My willingness to shop

“Equally important is my willingness to shop for the cute clothing I wear so well. No, I’m serious here! I suspect sometimes that my captain is secretly stylish, but he would never pursue that quality. He thinks it’s pointless. But not me! I like clothes and I like looking cute, so I will always make time for that!”


7. My accessorizing

“And it’s not just outfits that I’m good at. When it comes to this shinigami uniform - which, let’s face it, is not the world’s sexiest uniform - I show my ability to accessorize. A nice scarf, a crooked bow….these are the things that can make a boring old uniform slightly less boring!”


8. My overall figure

“Basically, if you just glance at me as a whole, you will be confronted with extreme beauty. I’m tall. I’m shapely. I heave a beautiful face. My skin is clear. My hair glows.”


9. I take care of myself

“Plus, it helps that I take care of myself! Lotion, hair product….and of course plenty of naps! Getting sleep is very important.”


10. The Ichigo Test

“If any of you are still doubting me, I invite you to consider this: Kurosaki Ichigo. He is a dense block of shonen wood when it comes to the ladies. He doesn’t seem to really register their looks all that much. And that’s fine! In fact, I think just two women have gotten a physical reaction from him: Yoruichi, when she popped up totally naked, and me. By lifting my skirt just a little. And if doing just that can penetrate Kurosaki’s denseness………well, then. I’m the prettiest for sure!”

anonymous asked:

Cass! im moving into an apartment soon and i'm not sure what the "essentials" to living on my own are. i heard you give good advice, so if you have any at all on this topic, i'd be grateful to hear it! thank you very much!

Hi! Congrats on this new chapter in your life! Living on one’s own can be a bit daunting, but the independence is truly amazing!

I had my own place during a few years in college and when I was working, so I’ll try to be as helpful as I can! Also, not sure how much you already know/need to know, so I’m just gonna do a brain dump. I hope that’s okay :)

Packing:

  • Don’t pay for your boxes!!!! You can find free ones from the back of stores that are just tossed out. You can even just ask them “hey got any cardboard boxes you don’t need?” and they’ll point you in the right direction. I find it outrageous that people actually “buy” boxes that they’ll use for a few hours to move stuff. 
  • Label your boxes! Even something as simple as “Bedroom”, “Bathroom”, will save you so much grief when unpacking. 
  • I like throwing small knick-knacks (like pens, magnets, small decor, etc) in shoe boxes to keep them organized. 
  • Pack an overnight bag with clothes, toiletries, and any essentials, in case you don’t finish unpacking all those the first day. 
  • For clothes, keep them on the hanger and just put them in a giant garbage bag. That way, it’s like a 2 step process when rehanging them. Also cleaner than if they touched cardboard boxes. 
  • If you have suitcases, use them for books. It’s much easier to roll those heavy things than to lift them in a box. And they fit nicely too. 
  • Pad fragile things with plastic grocery bags. Much cheaper than packing peanuts or bubble wrap, and you can reuse them as trash bags later!
  • If you have pots and pans, take advantage of the space inside them to put stuff in. Same goes for small drawers/ottomans/etc. 

Furniture:

  • I love places like Ikea and local furniture stores for cheap, “starter” furniture. Make a list of what you need, and be conservative–furniture is expensive! If you’re living on your own and won’t be having tons of people over all the time, you probably don’t need a dining table that sits 6. Do your research for prices, and know it’s okay to not buy everything at once. 
  • Get your mattress/bed first, so you have somewhere to sleep on. You can also get an air mattress or camping cot too for the time being. 
  • I would advise against buying second-hand furniture or getting them for free from Craigslist, for the sole reason that they may contain bed bugs (which is becoming an increasing problem in urban places). Bed bugs are not only a nuisance, but they cost thousands of dollars to get rid of, and you may end up having to throw away all your furniture too. Also, you may be allergic to their bites like I am, and that’s an expensive cost to urgent care. It’s up to you though–many people have no issues with second-hand furniture. 
  • Websites like ApartmentTherapy are filled with design inspiration and ideas too!

Internet:

  • Because we all know that’s the most important thing! Most internet providers have specials for new customers (and you can oftentimes renew that special pricing by always paying on time and giving them a call later). Try to have it all researched before you move in so it can be installed within your first few days. You’ll also need a modem and router, which some providers will sell/rent to you. They’ll either send a person from the company to help you set up your internet, or detailed instructions will come in the mail. 

Electricity/Water/Trash:

  • Some apartments should have at least water and trash covered, and will provide you with electricity (and a monthly bill). However, some places, especially if they are privately-owned condominiums, will need you to turn on the electricity/water yourself. Find out what companies serve that area, and call them to have it turned on at your preferred date. You might also need to have your bank account’s router number handy too (you can find it on the bottom on your check), because some companies require this before activation. 
  • Sign up for automatic payments to save yourself the anxiety of missing bills. You can do this online or through the phone, and basically the company just automatically takes the money you owe from your bank account every month. It prevents late fees and any consequences such as your electricity being turned off. You can still get the statements sent in the mail or via email for your records. 
  • Turn off your air-conditioning/heater when you’re not home, or set it to a less ambient temperature. An a/c running in a personless home is just money being thrown down the drain. A 1 bedroom apt doesn’t take very long to cool down/heat up when you get home. 

Decor, etc:

  • I love stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, and other places that sell discounted stuff. I buy things like cutting boards, laundry baskets, bathroom/dining sets, and more from them at a fraction of the price I would pay at places like Target. 
  • But! For bedding and other things that matter, I would stick with places with reliable quality. I got sheets once from Ross and they were the most uncomfortable things ever. Wayfair has great comforter sets at good prices (I know this from months of research). 
  • For things like lamps, chairs, etc I love Ikea. Can’t beat the pricing, really. Amazon can be great too, especially if you get free shipping. 
  • Don’t fret about not having your dream design the first day! It’s okay to hunt for things you really love and to take your time! My motto is: only get something if it you can’t stop thinking about it for 24 hours. 
  • Get a toolkit!!! It’s very handy to have, even if you just use the hammer to hang stuff. 

Food:

  • One of the challenges of living alone is cooking. My personal live saver is a pressure cooker. It’s like a slow cooker but instead of everything taking all day, it takes max 1 to 2 hours to prepare an huge meal that you can portion off and save for the entire week. I totally recommend one, and then picking up a pressure cooker cookbook for hundreds of recipes. 
  • But having no pressure cooker is fine too! You can look up a list of kitchen essentials to make sure you have the basics of cookware (again, I love Ikea for this! So cheap! Good quality too!) and get a recipe book. Be sure to get tupperware to store leftovers!
  • Plan out your meals for the week. That way, you can make a grocery list to stick to and save money by avoiding impulse buys. Oh, and don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. Your wallet won’t like it. 
  • Get one of those baking soda/refrigerator de-odorizing things. 
  • Avoid buying perishable food in bulk if you won’t finish it or can’t freeze it. It’s very hard to finish a Costco-sized tray of apples when living by oneself :\ 
  • But, I do buy my meat in bulk, portion it, and freeze it. I use those thin plastic bags from grocery stores that are used to put fruit and veggies in, and they’re great (and free!) as long as I don’t plan on freezing my meat for a year. Ziploc bags specifically made for storing food in the freezer works too. 
  • Have some “lazy food” on hand, such as canned soup, frozen entrees, ramen, etc, for days when you don’t want to adult. 

Safety:

  • See if it’s okay with the management/landlord for you to attach a deadbolt or chain to your front door. You can also get removable window locks from places like Home Depot, or use a wooden pole to prevent your windows from sliding open. Always lock your bedroom door at night when you sleep too, and if you don’t have a handle that locks, they’re very cheap at hardware stores and easy to install (this is where the toolkit comes in handy). 
  • Learn the sound of your car alarm. Nothing’s more awkward/terrifying than walking out in your PJ’s at 3 am to see if that incessant blaring is coming from your car. 
  • Sleep with a flashlight on your nightstand, and maybe even a weapon like a baseball bat or knife if you’re really concerned. But at least the flashlight, for power outages. 
  • Save the non-emergency police number for your city on your phone. Cities also have a legal noise-curfew time, so if there are loud drunks partying outside/next door, know when you can totally call the police to tell them to stfu. Also handy if someone shady is stalking around outside.
  • Always lock your front door when leaving, even if it’s to your car for the next batch of grocery bags. Losing something expensive/jeopardizing your safety is not worth gaining that extra 5 seconds. 
  • Be extra careful about preventing fires! This means always watching things on the stove/in the oven and your candles. A fire in an apartment building will cost you a lot of money in damages, including what you need to pay your neighbors. 

Other essentials: 

  • Know the size of your air-filter and change it at least every 3 months. Unless your apartment does this for you, so be sure to find out what kind of maintenance they do automatically or upon request, and which ones have fees attached to them. (Usually air filters are free)
  • If you have a crawling bug problem, you can get sticky pads that fold up into a rectangle for cheap at places like Wal-Mart and put them in the corners of your rooms/by doors. I use them to catch scorpions and they’re darn good at it. Just check it once a month. 
  • For flying bugs, get screens for your windows, minimize the time your front door is open, and empty the trash often. Get a fly swatter too. 
  • Yo, the dollar store is fabulous for things like fly swatters, brooms, toilet plungers, etc. They have super awesome kitchen utensils too. I got my spatula from there and it’s still with me after 5 years. Not bad for a buck.
  • Go shopping as little as you can, and when you’re at the store, get your essentials, even if you haven’t run out yet. The less opportunities I’m going to the store, the less I’m participating in impulse buying, an especially dangerous activity especially in places like Target where they’re hella good at marketing things I don’t need. 
  • Know the rules and guidelines of your apartment complex. Everything from pool usage to whether or not you can put stickers on your windows. That being said, be sure to take the time to read your lease as well. 
  • Set a reminder on your phone’s calendar for paying rent so you’re never late. 
  • If your shower drain’s clogged, try pouring boiling water down there first before using that environmentally unfriendly Draino stuff. 
  • Be considerate of your neighbors. You’re sharing walls now, so maybe reconsider that midnight Disney sing-along. 
  • Huffington Post has a great list of first apartment tips
  • And this lifehacker article is a good and informative read

Hmm I think that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to pop into my inbox! Good luck and have fun!!!

onliafaze  asked:

KiriDai, Imayoshi, and Haizaki (i'm so happy i've found a knb ask blog that can write these bad boys) have been teasing and dropping hints of their feelings to their crush, who's oblivious to it all. They finally straight up admit their feelings. Her responce: "it's about fucking time". Turns out she was aware of their feelings, but wanted them to cut the bullshit and be honest with her.

Uwahhhhh I love it when I get these guys. I wish more people would branch out of GOM but it’so kay if you don’t (。•́︿•̀。)  it’s just nice to switch it up a bit Thanks so much for the request! 
And oh my gosh, so I’ve installed xKit and now I can save it on tumblr other than having to use google drive weeeee~ ₊·*◟(˶╹̆ꇴ╹̆˵)◜‧*・ More after Hanamiya!

EDIT: I’M SORRY I FORGOT IMAYOSHI AND HAIZAKI! YOU CAN FIND THEIR’S HERE!


Hanamiya: “Oi,” he flicked your forehead, taking you out of your trance that the crepe gave you, “If you keep eating, you’re gonna get fat.”

You rubbed the very spot he hit you, “Eh? How could I say ‘no’ to a crepe,” you chuckled. You pointed the strawberry filled crepe at your tadpole-eyebrowed date, “You know you want some.” 

Hanamiya grabbed you by the wrist and guided the sweet dessert closer to him, allowing him to take a bite from the very spot you took yours. His eyebrows knitted together as he chewed the confection thoroughly before swallowing it, “Too sweet,” he scoffed as he wiped the corner of his mouth with the pad of his thumb. 

The two of you chatted away as you walked around the summer streets of Tokyo. You were well aware that this Hanamiya liked you. Why? Because it’s Hanamiya, he wouldn’t be here if he didn’t. The black-haired male was dropping hints like crazy, hoping you would be the one to realize and speak up about it. The night grew longer and his patience was thinning as he stopped and pulled you over to the side. 

“Jeez, that hurt Hanamiya-kun! What is it? Is something wrong” you asked in concern, gazing into his eyes as if searching for an answer. 

“Damn, I’m getting sick of waiting,” he growled. He moved his grey-brown orbs so that they were locked with yours. He tightened his grip around your wrist, “I like you, ___.”

A toothy grin stretched across your face, “Well it’s about time. Damn, I was really worried that I had to wait for another date for you to say something.” 

“Wait,” he scrunched his face, “You knew? Why didn’t you say something?” 

“Because I enjoy watching you struggle,” you stuck your tongue out in a teasing manner. 

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anonymous asked:

Hello.. i'm happy to saw you opened your request box again.. can i request you make a afandi about karno got a blowjob from MC and his reaction please ? Thanks

Karno fetched you back from work and both of you decide to spend some quality time at the mansion in his room. The moment both of you walked into the living room, you saw Teorus, Dui, Ichthys and Partheno are chatting secretly.

“What are you guys whispering over there?” Karno asked suspiciously.

“We were just chatting if _____ has given you a blowjob?” Partheno replied teasingly.

“What?” You exclaimed in shocked.

“It is every man dream to get it from their love one.” Teorus teased.

“So have you given one to Karno?” Ichthys asked you teasingly.

Not sure how you should reply, you blushed badly. You have not done it but you wonder if Karno really want it as well.

“Stop the teasing. Let’s go back to my room.” Karno rescues you from the rest.

“Oh! They are going to the room to do it.” Dui teases and the rest start laughing out loud.

Ignoring the rest, Karno holds your hand and lead you back to his room. The silence continues even though it is now just both of you. You can’t help but keep wondering what they had just said.

“Is what they said true?” You asked finally.

“You can ignore them.” Karno smiles gently at you.

“What if I say I don’t mind, do you want it?” You asked again and caress his cheeks with both your hands.

Karno eyes open wipe in surprise and lean forward to kiss your forehead. “If you don’t mind, I really would love it.“ He whispered into your ear with his face turn red.

Feeling bashful, you start undressing him and soon he is naked in front of you. You start stripping yourself and have him seated on the bed. You give him a light kiss on his lips and slowly move your kiss down to chest and then spread his legs wide apart. You give his member a gentle rub before kissing it with your mouth. You then lift out his member slightly and starts kissing his perineum and you can hear Karno breathing getting ragged.

You kiss your way from his testicles, then to the tip of his member and use your tongue to lick the tip before sucking it hard. Karno gives a loud moan and grabs the bed sheet with his hands. You push his member into your mouth and thrust in nonstop. Karno arches his head in pleasure and can’t help but keeps moaning your name. Still thrusting his member with your mouth, you rub his ball with your hands, giving him the pleasure that he need. Karno places his hands on the back of your head, giving your head more push and his member thrust deep into your mouth, reaching your throat. He helps to increase the pace and he soon cum inside your mouth before flopping down on the bed.

"Do you like it?” You blushed, as you look down at him.

“That is amazing. Now it is my turn to make you feel good.” Karno smiles and flip you underneath him. He thrust his still hard member inside you and makes love with you the whole night, cumming nonstop inside you.


Karno POV
I can’t believe those guys teasing us so openly. I can’t deny the fact that I do want it. After all, I am also a man. However, I do not want to pressure her. Thus, I am surprise when she mentioned that she is willing to do it for me. I can’t even express how happy I am to hear it from her.

I can hear my heart beating fast when she undress me and excited as well when she spread my legs apart. My mind blow away when she starts kissing my perineum. I can feel my body shivering and my breathing get ragged. She slowly kisses her way up from testicles to my member. Each kiss is sending electric shock to my whole body. Feeling her soft lips on my member is like taking my soul away. I have to grab the bed sheet to control myself when she starts sucking my member. It is as if she is sucking everything out of me. When I feel her wet mouth over my member, it is driving me even crazier. I can’t take it anymore. I want to cum inside her mouth. With that in mind, I hold her head and increase the pace, eventually blowing my seed inside her mouth. That is so wonderful.

However, that only makes me want more of her. I do not think I can let her sleep tonight. I flip her underneath me and caress her naked skin with my hands. I always love touching her soft skin and it always drives me crazy. I penetrate deep inside her and thrust my member in and out nonstop. I am going to cum many times inside her tonight even if that could get her pregnant. There is no way I can control myself anymore.