i've been laughing at this for way too long

all you gotta do is bite

No but what about newly-made popstar Eren? I mean, so pop your teeth hurt, so pop he sparkles under the lights in the grocery store? No, not alternative, not indie, he’s pop. Synth and catchy beats, and colourful music videos with him dancing, singing intensely while he drags hands all over his face and makes gestures at a wildly panning camera, in an abandoned warehouse– that kind of pop star. Strobe lights. A lot of them.

Levi kind of thinks he’s pop trash, and sticks to his own indie brand of angsty guitar solos and angsty singing at a wildly panning camera while dragging only one hand down his face in an abandoned air strip. The songs are catchy, though, so Levi listens to them, all the while considering himself above the genre. He doesn’t care for the theatrics, is all it is. The makeup, the lights, the sexed up image, the way Eren’s hips seem to move in every. Single. Video. Not that Levi has seen every one of Eren’s videos since his debut. The boy is cute, he admits, kind of buzzed one night after a concert, and Hanji is pressing him about why he knows the lyrics to Touch my Wings when it comes up on the radio.

“You should… hit on him,” Hanji slurs, draping on him and laughing uncontrollably at the thought of the Ice Queen Levi Ackerman, lead guitar and vocalist of Bloody Handprint looking at the shiny new guy on the charts. Levi snorts, and makes a comment about how Eren Jeager is pretty much the symbol of Heterosexuality and the Mainstream, both of which were things Levi was… decidedly not, really.

Hanji drops the subject, but mainly because they fell asleep against Levi’s shoulder.

One day Eren does a music video in a miniskirt, all hip sway and hands running down tanned thighs. 

Take Down My Walls goes to a billion views on YouTube in record time, partly because it’s a damn good song, and partly because of Eren dancing in a 50s pinup style video.

A lot of people say he’s going to hell, and refuse to keep supporting him. 

Most of his fans, however, came to the ultimate conclusion that Eren Jeager looked damn fine no matter what he wore. 

Levi hits replay the moment the video stops, and doesn’t really know what to think. (He agrees, though. Eren does look damn fine.) 

— 

Levi is really… not trawling the internet for Eren Jeager. 

He’s found Eren’s blog, though. The kid has a Tumblr, of all things. The only things he has learnt is that Eren likes cat videos, but writes the most in the tags at pictures of puppies. The kid takes selfies often, which is how Levi finds out that Eren is a fan. A selfie, Eren all tousled and grinning, a band Tshirt – Levi’s band T-shirt, with a bloody handprint in red on dark grey. He scrolls quickly to the tags. 

#selfie #favshirt ngl #BloodyHandprint #faeijvwhyamIawakeee #6amdancepracticeCRUELTY

Levi laughs, despite himself. Eren was a fan, how about that.

The first time he meets Eren, it’s at the recording studio. Eren is apparently visiting his friend, who works with Levi’s label. The guy really is that gorgeous, it’s kind of ridiculous. He nods at Mikasa, their label’s most popular act. (Picked up at 14 when she was found on YouTube under the handle RedScarfMikasa for her distinctive vocal quality) 

“Eren, this is Levi. Levi, Eren.” she says, curt in her usual manner. Levi nods, and extends a hand. Eren makes a strangled sound, and shakes his hand firmly, green eyes flicking up to meet Levi’s gaze for a moment, before stepping away. 

God, the kid was cute. Levi curses inwardly.

“I’m a huge fan, though I guess you hear this a lot,” Eren says, shy but grinning. 

Levi can’t help it. He smiles. “I saw a photo of you in our band shirt. You were at the 2013 tour?” 

“In Toronto!” Eren answers. Mikasa leaves after one of her sound engineers drag her attention away to work, and she tells Eren to stay put. 

“Levi, I’ll leave him here, if you’re free?” she asks. Levi nods. He likes Mikasa, and they have a good relationship based on mutual rivalry and respect. 

Eren sits down, all long limbs and easy grins, and Levi hands him a guitar. Eren takes it instinctively, fingers settling on the neck before he realises what’s in his hands.

Levi takes another guitar, and strums a few chords absently. 

“Mikasa’s going to take a while; Jean always takes forever when he’s going over the mixing,” he says, settling on a chord and playing it. “Wanna play?” 

Eren grins, and settles in his chair, fingers digging into the back pocket of his jeans for a pick.

They end up hanging out, after that first meeting. Mikasa and Hanji have some mutual friends, and his agent keeps telling Levi that he needs to ‘get out more’. They go for drinks, they go for coffee. They meet up at the studio and work on songs that never see the light of day. Levi makes fun of Eren’s pop aesthetic and strobe light MV’s, and Eren huffs and kicks Levi’s shins and says that at least he isn’t in the same abandoned warehouse head banging every other music video. Levi really does have to admit that Eren has a point. 

The next music video they do, they do it in the woods, and Eren laughs and laughs when he sees it. I like the change of scenery! ;) the text from him reads, and Levi stares at it for far too long before he realises he’s grinning as well. 

Eren goes for the grunge aesthetic in his next video, and Levi will swear to every god ever that he was not expecting the sight of Eren clad in leather (those thighs, oh god) clutching at a microphone would ever do things to him. There are gratuitous close-ups of his lips, painted black, painted red mouthing the song, almost touching the microphone, and Levi is most definitely not thirsty as all hell. 

‘Nice pants’ he sends to Eren, and the reply is a simple ‘;)’. 

The next time Eren comes over, he’s wearing those pants. Levi has no idea why the studio let him keep them, because they were patently illegal. Whatever sarcastic greeting he had get stuck in his throat as he looks at Eren’s legs. 

“Hey, eyes up here!” Eren is laughing. “Also, good, I just wanted to confirm that you really have been staring at my butt,” he says as he shoulders past Levi to deposit their takeout lunch on Levi’s coffee table. 

Levi stares at Eren mutely, trying frantically to come up with a denial but failing. 

“I-shit. I’m sorry if I made you uncomfortable, Eren,” he begins, stomach lurching as he tries not to freak out. 

Eren’s eyes widen, and he puts his hands up placatingly. 

“Nonono. I uh,” he scratches the back of his neck, tugging at his ear in a nervous gesture that Levi has already begun to find utterly endearing, “I like that you are staring at my butt? Wow this is terrible. I’ve had a music-crush on you for a long time but uh. I really like you? In the I-want-to-make-out-with-you way, if that’s okay.” 

Silence. Eren is beginning to look panicked, as though he’d completely misjudged. Levi has to say something. 

“That’s uh. Very okay. Shit.” 

To be fair, Levi’s levels of articulation were low because of those pants. And Eren confessing. Eren blinks, and laughs breathlessly, and Levi can’t help but chuckle at how terrible they are at all this.

“You do realise you’re a national sex symbol, right?” he teases, as Eren makes his way across his living room to stand in front of him.

“You do realise you’re the same, right? You’ve been making love to microphones with black nail polish since I was 16, Levi,” Eren murmurs back, eyes lowered. 

Levi reaches a hand out. His fingernails are painted black, and he snorts. He reaches out, pressing a palm around the curve of Eren’s waist. It fits there easily, and he thinks he can get used to it; the same way he got used to the heft of a guitar, the surprising weight of a microphone in his hands.

When Eren kisses him, Levi leans back and parts his mouth easily, tasting soda and mint. The soft, wet heat of him is addictive, and his hands are palming all over Eren’s long, smooth body-

“You really like the pants, huh?” Eren laughs breathlessly. 

“They looked good in the music video,” Levi says by way of answer, heat curling in his gut as Eren presses closer. 

Eren pulls back, a mischievous glint in his eyes. “I kept the miniskirt from the other MV, too, you know.” 

Levi didn’t really know what he did to deserve this, but he regrets ever thinking of Eren as pop trash. 

my soul is not satisfied

I was told that it was unacceptable to leave forgetting is too long the way it is, and, given the current state of things and my inability to imagine anything but roses and rainbows for these two, I kind of agree. but dear lord work had to go in before we can get there. 

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April

Heads hung and feet shuffled as the San Diego Padres trudged back into the clubhouse after yet another crushing defeat. Captain Mike Lawson brought up the rear.

The team was enjoying a miserable start to the regular season and morale was at an all time low. 

Mike would have to be an idiot not to know he was partially (mostly) responsible for the latter and that the latter had definitely affected the former. While he was definitely an idiot about many things, baseball typically wasn’t one of them.

He’d been at a loss when they first started down this losing streak and, seven games later, still couldn’t quite figure out what to say to pull the team out of its funk. Not when he was in such a rut of his own and had been since the end of Spring Training.

In retrospect, it was something of a miracle that they’d had an okay run in Arizona, coming out of the Cactus League with more wins than losses and a solid 25-man roster. 

Well, 24-man-and-1-woman roster.

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Memento Mori [Until Dawn AU] - Prologue - One Year Ago
After a prank gone awry, Lui and friends begin to realise that they're not the only ones at the lodge on Blackwood Mountain.
By Organization for Transformative Works

Pairings: Minicat, Vanoo, Basicallyido407 (though only Minicat and some some unrequited Daithicat are in this part)

Until dawn AU, anyone? >:3 Also, pls take the survey/poll in the authors note, it’s important.

1:50am

This wasn’t right, and Lui couldn’t understand how the others could go through with something like this. Maybe he was biased, as Daithi was his best friend, and he couldn’t stand the thought of their friends putting him through unnecessary heartbreak like this, but their little ‘prank’ as they called it just seemed so impossibly cruel to him. It was easy for them to wave it off as a joke when it wasn’t their hearts that were on the line, and he wished they’d have even just a little bit of empathy and call off this entire prank before things went too far. It wasn’t like them to do something like this, and Lui blamed the alcohol in their systems, but drunk or not, that didn’t make their actions any less callous.

“Guys, come on. This isn’t right,” he frowned, watching as Marcel nudged a half filled bottle of vodka out of the way towards where an unconscious Jonathan had passed out on the kitchen counter, and laid down a note in the now empty space. Marcel was smirking smugly to himself, looking far too proud for Lui’s liking, and the fact that both Tyler and Craig were laughing along with him only made his blood boil. Had they no compassion?

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Talia was relieved beyond belief now that she didn’t have to worry about the yuki-onna terrorizing her, at least not personally anymore. She was still kind of in a bad mood from being reminded so much of her time in Eichen, so she dealt with it the only way she really knew how: getting high. She’d smoked quite a bit before realizing that her fridge and pantry were nearly empty, mainly because she ate out a lot with Isaac opposed to buying food like they probably should. So she decided to make a trip to the grocery store and go buy herself some food. It wasn’t the smartest thing to get in her car and drive (with the fact that she was high and it was also snowing outside) but she never really made rational decisions, and being high only amplified that. She made it to the grocery store safely and walked in, immediately heading to the snack isle as she looked at the big wall of chips and frowned. All of them sounded really good in the moment, and before she knew it she had three bags in one arm as she rubbed her face and turned to the person next to her. “I guess I should’ve gotten a cart, huh? Or one of those things… You know, the little mini carts that you carry on your arm. Those things.” She stated with a stupid grin on her face as she laughed. That was one thing about being high that Talia loved, she actually let loose and let herself giggle for once without feeling the need to put up her usual tough girl wall.

Imagine Leo finally talking you into watching Space Heroes with him. During the first episode he keeps glancing over at you to see your reaction. When the credits start rolling, he hits the pause button and looks at you anxiously.

“Well…what did you think?”

You know this show is his favourite, and seeing him look at you with such intensity makes you realize how much he really wants to share this with you.

“I think we need to watch the entire show, like, right now.” You grin at him and his face breaks into pure joy and the next thing you know it’s 3am, you’ve both had way too much junk food and you can’t stop laughing at Leo’s spot on Captain Ryan impressions.  

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❴  JON + YGRITTE AU 

where Ygritte is a servant at Winterfell (inspired by this fic, although this is only based on the basic idea)

Couldn’t sleep last night? I saw you wandering around the courtyard. She looks curious, cocks her head to the side, and Jon avoids her penetrating gaze, drops his eyes to his boots instead.

Why else would I be up? he asks, watching the hem of her skirts kiss the dusty ground as she takes a step closer. She’s always been a little too close, and lately, it makes his heart speed up and his palms go clammy.

Who knows what you’re up to. Half the time I don’t know what’s going on in that head of yours, Jon Snow. She laughs, and he can’t help but stare at her face, perhaps a little too long. But her eyes are too magnificently blue, and her smile too pretty too miss.

Why were you up then? he shoots back, and he does not miss the way her fingers start to nervously fiddle with the stack of cloths she is carrying.

I’ll tell you that some other time. And then she’s off through the door and across the yard, disappearing in the crowd.

Reasons why you should love Choi Youngjae
  • Voice of an angel
  • His smile
  • His laughter
  • His eyes
  • His pretty hands
  • The way he finds joy in everything
  • The way he brings joy to so many people
  • His determination
  • His fashion sense
  • The fact that he wants to be a music therapist to help people
  • His pure heart
  • The fact that he’s an angel
  • That he tries so hard to learn english
  • His love for games
  • His habit of hitting people when he laughs too hard
  • His cute moles
  • the mole under his eye??? wow
  • His love for music
  • His love for coco
  • His handsome face
  • the masterpiece that is Rewind
  • everything.

anonymous asked:

Until today, I've never heard a customer order a Dirty Oprah. I have been waiting to ask "how dirty do you want her?" for so long, and the customer happily responded, "I want her real dirty". My day was made.

I laughed WAY too hard at this!

naruto & sakura barging into sasuke's place
  • naruto: yo dumbass! we gotta mission for toni... what happened here?
  • sakura: sasuke-kun did someone rob your house? why is everything a mess!?
  • sasuke: no, no. sorry, i stopped by your place earlier today and overheard you telling ino you had lost your virginity to me last night. i've been looking for it all over the place, but i can't find it. what does it look like!? is it of any value? i'll replace it if we can't find it
  • *naruto heard laughing from all the way to pluto*
  • Alex: ok it's really stupid but I can't stop laughing listen
  • Alex: imagine some time after Hinata and Kageyama get together but they haven't had sex yet they're like in bed and they start arguing because of something and Hinata's like "I bet you don't even know what a blowjob is" and Kageyama turns red "o-of course I know what a blowjob is, dumbass. In fact let me give you a blowjob RIGHT NOW"
  • Alex: and he gets Hinata's pants off, takes a deep breath and literally starts blowing air at his dick

and it’s those little things that stick with me.
like how you laugh when we’re on the phone. 

something familiar by the way you looked at me,
something familiar just like the changing of the leaves,
like the way the air tastes when it rains.
something familiar like the chords to a country song,
something familiar like when i’ve been away too long,
like the road i drive whenever i go home.

anonymous asked:

Yeah, we all thought we would have to wait until Comic-Con to get any joshifer goodies, but now we may not survive until then!!!! Seeing all this adorableness, especially Jenny's emotional reaction to the beach scene has had me dead about fifty times over just in the last hour! I've basically just melted into a puddle of emotion. It's all just too sweet and cute to handle! GOD how I wish this week would never end!!!!! I really hope this trend continues throughout promo. ~newbiejoshiferanon

Hello NJA! Sorry it took me so long, it was a crazy day. I just love this part, it’s so cute. The way they laugh and automatically look at each other as the picture comes on. Our OTP is just so adorable! I have been overwhelmed by what we got this week, it’s been so much! And it’s been so unexpected. We heard that Jen was going to be there but Josh hadn’t been confirmed. And then we got pictures but the video! Waking up that morning with a text that they were going to be on GMA was the best! They could have used the rest of the cast but they just focused on those two. 

I can’t believe we still have Conan and ComicCon! How are we going to survive it?!