idk how much i actually like the end result but it was fun

marlene-fletcher  asked:

what if before spiderman or deadpools identities are revealed keith/spiderman has a huge crush on lance and lance/deadpool has a thing for spiderman but keith just sees deadpool as a big mouth merc and lance just sees keith as some introverted emo and so of course this results in pining idiots... sorry;;

Mmm smth like that! Of course people can play with this au however they like but here is how i see it..

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Revolutionary Girl Utena Headcanon Survey: Results!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my survey! There were a few troll responses, but those have been deleted. The results are below. May be spoilers — proceed with caution!

Other responses:

Queer

is into women, not sure if bi

Lesbian, but society have influenced her to view men as attractive (princes) as shown by how she forgot Anthy through the change in the “fairy tale”.

Series: Kinsey 2—predominantly heterosexual, but she does seem to have feelings for Anthy. Movie: straight-up Kinsey 3 bisexual.

Other responses:

Bi, but prefers girls because men tend to abuse her

ace lesbian

Too hard to say without seeing her after being out of abusive situations for a while.

I dont think it is knowable, to herself least of all.

Bisexual but also, bisexual is Not the same as pansexual. Pansexual is liking all genders. Bisexual is liking same gender + other gender, ie a person can like the same gender + nonbinary, but not male/female, thus making them Not pansexual. They’re two completely different orientations so please don’t erase bisexuality/pansexuality by combining them 

Utenasexual

Demiromantic/demisexual

Series: demisexual/single-target sexuality on Utena; movie: bisexual/pansexual

Questioning but def into girls

Other responses:

Lesbian. She has never been attracted to that blue haired manipulative sexual harassing senpai of hers.

Demisexual

Other responses:

Not straight but Very Confused

Ace lesbian 

Demisexual

Nanami seems a bit too immature to know her own sexuality yet—see: Nanami’s Egg

Other responses:

Queer

She does what she wants

Bisexual, not pansexual. 

Straight, but totally willing to make out with a girl for attention

Other responses:

Some flavor of queer – I see her as falling heavily into compulsory heterosexuality without realizing it

She’s gay but it’s gonna take her a few years to figure that out

not sure if straight or bi

Bisexual, not pansexual.

maybe bi-curious?

Other responses:

Heavily closeted lesbian

Dr. Jekyll/ Mr. Bi

bitch

Other response:

Bisexual. It’s heavily implied that she was the previous Duelist before Utena. She might have had a relationship with Anthy, which makes Anthy hate her even more after because she chose Akio.

(Neither Tokiko nor Keiko have any other responses.)

Other responses:

Queer, but mostly uses sex for power and not intimacy or gratification

Scum

who the fuck cares

asshole

Yes.

Hedonist

Pansexual but abusive/pedophilic. Is attracted to people not for their gender but for the extent of control he can wield over them.

rather than “no preference” can i put “no orientation” whatsoever because he is a bad manipulative man and attracted to revolutionary power alone

the devil

Toxic masculinity—sexuality is a weapon that he uses against women and men alike. I don’t think attraction or orientation has anything to do with it. So maybe aromantic and pansexual?

Evil

Queer

Bad

Power that can be gained from their partner. Either over the partner or because of the partner.

He’d describe himself as Heterflexible

Biromantic asexual. He acts sexual throughout the series due to Akio’s manipulation, not of his own desire to attract others sexually.

Other responses:

Queer

Hatefucksexual

Bisexual, but for the same gender attraction, he’s very closeted and insecure about it.

Frustrated

Other response:

Mikage = Gay / Nemuro = Straight

Other responses:

Straight trans man

Trans lesbian

Greysexual

hyper-repressed trans lesbian

gay trans girl!!

Other responses:

He’s Just A Kid Dude

He’s prepubescent, so it’s hard to say for certain

Other responses:

I Don’t Even Remember This Guy

Likes girls, at least, but is so weird in approaching this that might be trans.

:D

Other responses for the survey in general are under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

hi hi I hope no one has asked this already, but could u maybe give some pointers on how to draw bodies ??? :-0 whenever i draw them they look so stiff and awkward,, the way u draw bodies is so flow-y and gentle ??thank u so much!!!!

hello! of course im glad to do so👍 firstly, i think its pretty self-explanatory but anatomy and the flow of your style develops with lots of practice and time, and what i say after this is the less important part. what helps you the most are making studies of pictures and life, bodies of different sizes and shapes and positions – and poses especially, if u think ur figures look awkward u should stock up on some poses🌝 (i personally never took part in such thing but model classes seem especially useful, since theres a time limit to each pose, it forces you to not dwell on smaller/unimportant details too much, realise what are those details that you do need to picture the likeness of that pose and body, and generally makes your work quicker and flow easier).

  • reference: should i explain this. reference is all artists pal (until ure not copying others artwork) please use references.
  • learn general anatomy rules: body is 8 heads long, feet size = lower arm size, etc etc, there are plenty of anatomy guides about this. these also help when anatomy doesnt feel right but u dont quite know whats wrong. its mostly about developing an eye for proportions, comparing sizes, what should be in line with what; how that changes in shifting positions and angles (like the ears in relation to the eyes when the figure looks up and down post that blew up recently(?) i cant seem to find it lol if anyone has it link me pls so i can link it here as well,,,,) ; and in what ways/how far can the body and limbs bend.
  • leave sketch behind: it kind of requires you to clear the previous point but. the reason i stopped sketching (usually only do when i need to plan where to place the body n stuff in a background) is that since general proportions come to me naturally now my drawing becomes stiff if i do the lineart on a sketch, also i tweak and adjust anatomy a lot along the way so. my sketch wouldnt be more accurate anatomically than the end result and it gives me no real guide. sketching helps u at the beginning stage of learning anatomy as it allows u to think abt bodies in a simplified way (a circle with a cross on it for head we all kno✓), but later it can drag u down and it might be better to move on. also, the common problem of the sketch being more dynamic than the lineart. all my linearts are cleaned up sketches, if we put it that way🌞👍
  • develop a routine: actually this is more of a workflow/speed/not feel so lost tip but it might be useful idk. for the longest time, no matter if its a portrait or full body pic, ive always been drawing body parts in the same order: eyes, eyebrow, nose, mouth, sideburns (yes to locate where ears will be), ears, fringe/forehead area, hair/head, neck, collarbones (to locate shoulders), upper body, hips (to locate what way will legs go), lower body. a video of my sketching to demonstrate 🌚 since hands are p expressive and easy to misplace i usually draw it before the rest of the arm (like a figure leaning on their hand, i get to the collarbone, then the hand, then arm).
  • break down to parts: makes it easier to process the  details. this actually came to me thinking about hands, but applies to the whole body. on a hand, i think of phalanges as different compartments and draw it as if it was a mannequins hand placed together of different premade parts in the shapes of joints and such, and if it looks too much i erase the extra lines (but not always, as seen in the pic below). a ball jointed doll (altho often they have v twisted proportions, and might not go into details on parts like feet) is a good example on how to break it apart imo but im sure there are guides on this online as well. generally meat and bones and stuff that are in one chunk lol. it also helps if u draw the difficult things (hands usually) on a different layer so u can drag it around and see where it fits best. idk if that sounds weird but its part of my pose making process sometimes o(-(
  • zoom out, flip the canvas: i put this after the previous point to enhance: dont work too zoomed in, only on one part of the body. i mean ofc cleaning up lineart is another thing but seeing the whole of the pose and the body is how u prevent misproportioning and misplacing. breaking it apart and then putting it together in the right places and sizes is what we want to achieve here. flipping the canvas horizontally can reveal anatomy mishaps that u might have not even noticed so good to make it a habit.
  • lasso tool and transform (obv only if u work digitally) : my Best Friends :-) as said i adjust anatomy (or the pose even) a lot while linearting and use these two lots. make use of the transform tool not only with sizing but shearing and this thing here that allows u to swish ur selected area around by dragging or how to explain its rly useful.

poliearbear  asked:

This blog is incredible. Any chance you might look at the most recent redesigns Tamora Pierce's Song of Lioness series? I have Opinions on them, but they're also strongly tinged by outrage that they dared to change the design from the version I had growing up.

THANK U FRIEND. I WILL DO MY BEST

In some ways, this is a perfect follow-up post to my Earthsea tirade: another classic fantasy series that has been graced with some distinctly vintage #looks. In fact, it’s really worth going over some of the old designs before we get to the new one, so let’s explore.

FIRST UP we have some charming vintage covers! (i was too lazy to date all these so idk circa what year). These seem to have been pretty widespread, so it may be what you’re referring to re the style you grew up with, asker? Anyway, these are adorable. Do I take them seriously? Not really, the style is mad dated, but who cares. They’re super fun, and the illustrations are exciting and colorful and very specific to actual elements in the story. As a kid I would have eaten that shit up, and in the 90s, I’m sure this was the height of fantasy book design.

NEXT. (and I’m sorry they’ve been cropped on the sides, but I think we get the idea) (in case it was unclear I just rip these from google, I don’t compile all these images myself LMAO) I’m generally not a fan of ‘boxed in illustration w very simple type below/above it’: It’s boring, design-wise, though it’s also inoffensive and hard to fuck up. But the illustrations are really lovely and vivid; I love how scrappy Alanna looks and how we get a real sense of peril and drama and grit without literally making everything dark, or sapping it of its whimsy.

TIME FOR SOME TRULY HEINOUS ONES. These beauties below, where Alanna is being really chill about clearly having been set on fire and is also apparently living in a post apocalyptic wasteland, came out in 2010, aka the height of the paranormal YA romance craze.

You can’t tell at all, obviously.

Nope, no influence here. Bella Alanna looks totally normal with absurd photoshopped lighting/effects and her two brooding love interests who would never be mistaken for vampires. (fun fact, when you google image search “song of the lioness new covers” half the results are this single image, because the internet has devoted a LOT of blog space to going WTF at it over the years. but seriously, wtf is that shirt she’s wearing?)

And we have these, where they couldn’t be assed to do more than one illustration, or to…. put…. a shirt on her? even though she’s wearing a cloak? Where did the rest of her hair go? Shouldn’t we be seeing an indication of boobs, with that much of her chest exposed? It’s been a long time since I read these so correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t her Magic Necklace for contraceptive purposes? Is that the thing we want to devote an entire book cover to? Whatever its purpose, why does it look like that? At least the twilight covers still had alanna holding swords on them rather than inexplicable quasi-nudity.

Also, this is the collected edition that I read when I was like 13, and I am biased, but I think it’s the best:

it captures the bright, kitschy, vintage-illustration feeling of a lot of the old covers without actually being kitschy or vintage. It has the upbeat cool-lady-knight-on-an-fun-adventure vibe that the Twilight covers are missing. The type knows what’s up and is chilling, letting the illustration do its thing while still being integrated w it. 10/10.

There are tons of others, but I think that’s sufficient context, so let’s look at the new-new covers:

Hm.

Usually I’m pro-abstraction and anti-putting the characters on the cover, because that tends to be the obvious, unimaginative solution. However, unlike my feelings about the Earthsea books, I think making the the Lioness series appeal to children is actually a worthwhile endeavor, and to that end, I think it’s kind of a shame to lose the imagery of Alanna herself swinging swords around, which really does have a unique appeal. Especially since the first book is literally ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE. You’re being sold on the character as much as the story.

But for what we have, I…. almost like it? All the text is really well-balanced, to harken again back to the Earthsea conversion on Series Title Vs Actual Title, and the intricate framed woodwork thing with different color schemes as an overarching structure is working for me. The detailing is worth looking at up-close:

But up close we also notice my Problem which is the fact that these objects are photomanips, instead of illustrations. It might be argued that this is a matter of taste/ preference, but here, I don’t think it is; I think illustration was a real opportunity to be stylistically interesting/integrated with the rest of the cover and it was wasted on…. this subpar photograph of a horse.

Publishers seem to shy away from illustration on YA fantasy covers. I’m not sure why: we get plenty of trendy (mostly simplified or abstracted) illustration on YA contemp, Illustration has always been a major mainstay of middle grade covers, and art a la Uprooted/any Gregory Maguire book or the ADSOM series is sort of a Thing for adult fantasy right now, but YA fantasy is having a moment with typographically-driven covers, and, eternally, an ugly affair with photomanip. I can’t say for sure that the designers of these Lioness covers were “aiming YA” but…. Subpar Photograph of a Horse is making me think they are, or are at least taking cues from that genre. Anyway, that’s kind of a tangent but it is A Bummer Generally.

Of the four images, the shield is working the best and the cat is working the worst. They’re not terrible by any means, but they’re awfully generic-feeling, and lack any particular sense of depth or dynamism. Overall, this is one of those times where my critiques leave the realm of Concrete Terms and Measurable Inadequacies into something more ephemeral, but I feel like Lioness series covers, at their best, encapsulate a whimsy and a warmth that these just…. lack, even though I don’t really have any major fights to pick with the design. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#8 Mitch Marner

can you do a mitch marner one where everyone knows you guys don’t get along but fighting or arguing is something you secretly like (and he secretly likes it too) and there’s chemistry and sexual attraction that he can’t take it anymore and kisses you and it’s like aggressive kissing idk it’s not really smut but like the next time y'all see each other you guys don’t argue anymore and everyone’s like ?????? pls and thanks!

Warnings: Angry kissing *you cant see it but my eyebrows are doing a thing*

Song suggestion of the day: heathrow by catfish and the bottlemen

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You’d known Mitch Marner for way too long and for the record he’d always been insufferable. You would have been perfectly content to stay friends with Connor and Dylan, till Mitch came barrelling into your trio. He and Dylan were like two peas in a pod and you hated it. Then you’d moved to London and so every time you saw Dylan and Connor, Mitch was always there. You couldn’t stand it. He was so annoying and immature and he’d never leave you alone. You didn’t think you could dislike another person more. Con was always the mediator when you fought, he was shy but he really had a way with people that he didn’t give himself credit for. Connor and Mitch weren’t as close as Dylan and Mitch were, plus he was definitely more of an introvert than the other two so you ending up talking to Connor a lot more than you did Dylan. This became yet another reason for you to despise Marner, not that you hated talking to Connor but that you missed Dylan. It was worse when Dyl and Con weren’t in London. You had to feed your hockey addiction so you found yourself at knights games where you’d be forced to see Mitch. To add to that, you’d see him around town all the time also. You finally thought you’d catch a break when you were accepted to a Uni in Toronto. You’d get to see Dylan and Connor and avoid Mitch easier when they were there for games. Those first couple of months before the draft were pretty lonely. You’d seen Connor brown around town a couple of times and remembered him from when he was playing with the Otters. You and connor got on pretty well and he was from Toronto so he helped you find your feet in Toronto, which was awfully nice of him. Then Mitch went and got himself drafted to Toronto, much to your distain.

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Player!Hoseok

And now it is time for the third member of the hyung line, our hope, our angel who is so fucking sweet like he’s so caring and kind and warm and all he wants to do is make people happy how is he real I wanna hug him and tell him thank you bc he’s so amazing, Jung Hoseok aka J-Hope aka hobi

  • This post is written in the college AU, it’s just to help set the scene a bit so college!Hoseok is right here
  • Visuals are first bc I gotta
  • Hobi always looks so good but I gotta go with the black hair, it’s always such a l o o k, especially when it’s up and the forehead is showing bc then you can see all of his face
  • Black is one of my favorite hair colors for him but the look he had for Spring Day/Not Today was so fucking cute too and so was the red hair and the blonde, moral of the story, hobi is just always cute
  • Okay but hobi’s airport style is 10/10 I always love seeing the boys’ airport outfits bc they always look so good but I love hobi’s airport looks, they’re always so coordinated and he wears a lot of black and I’m a sucker for black clothing
  • But he can also pull off different patterns, he can do the camouflage look, he can do stripes, he can do sweaters, t-shirts, anything you throw at hobi, he’s got it covered, I mean the man pulled off a bright green sweater and made it look boyfriend how the hell does someone do that plz explain
  • The looks that fits player!hobi is the all black look he did, with the black jeans, black sneakers, black t-shirt, black bag, even his hair was black and that is my s h i t all black instantly
  • But there’s another all black outfit where he had a black t-shirt but then  a red beanie and the strap of his bag was red and that is just wow idk why I love it so much but I kinda keep looking at it bc I would like a round of applause for Mr. Jung bc that look officially has me heart eyes
  • He can pull off so many different hats it’s so hard to choose just one, he can pull off bucket hats, he can do the snapback look !!! beanies, goofy hats, all the hats so I’m just gonna choose them all for player!hobi 
  • Hobi is another dater, he is a really sensitive person when it comes to emotions so just like Yoongi, one night stands aren’t really a thing
  • It’s rare for him to go that far but when he does, it’s someone he knows really well, he’s just more a lover, he prefers feeling that connection of love and it being something really meaningful to both parties involved
  • But he does love a good date, he actually lasts pretty long with his dates, he doesn’t ever confirm or deny the relationship, that’s his thing
  • He’s a carefree kid who’s just focusing on having fun and he’s not looking to get into any relationships yet, especially when he’s so busy being a TA and a dance major
  • He never stops them from calling him their boyfriend but he also calls them his friend or his date so they get a bit confused bc wait it’s been like a month how are we not together yet
  • He always dances (pun intended) around the subject and changes it super quickly bc he doesn’t wanna let them down and tell them that he’s not interested in a relationship but it’s really nothing personal, it’s not their fault, he’s just having fun and chilling out with fun people
  • He has a very approachable vibe to him like he’s not a scary person, he’s so friendly and open and he’s always smiling so people aren’t afraid to come up to him and talk to him and maybe throw in a few flirty lines
  • He would be such a cute date oh my lord, he loves going to a festival or a cute lil diner or maybe feeding ducks at the park and eating some ice cream
  • Always always always holding his date’s hand, sometimes he’ll have his arm around them but even then, he wants them to be holding his hand bc he just loves that shit
  • He’s another player that you don’t expect to be a player based on his personality
  • He’s just so bubbly and caring and he’s really doting towards his dates, he’s always asking if they’re having fun, if they’re comfortable, if they wanna go somewhere else and he makes sure they get home safe so when they find out about it, they’re just oH
  • He h a t e s the “breaking up” part bc hobi loves making people happy and he does so much to get them to smile and he’s always so energetic and cheerful so the thought of ruining someone’s entire week bc of this is heartbreaking to him
  • But he’s also not a cheater and even if he’s not in a relationship with them, he doesn’t wanna be taking them on dates and spending so much time with them and then turning around and doing the same thing with someone else so he’s gotta break it off eventually
  • But he does it very gently, he makes sure they aren’t too down about it and he always promises to stay friends
  • You always see hobi around campus
  • Here’s the thing about hobi, pretty much everyone on campus either knows hobi, knows of him or knows someone that knows him, he’s a social butterfly
  • You know all about his reputation of having someone new every month and never committing but you also know about his dance reputation and that he’s supposedly am az in g
  • So when your friend tells you he’s performing in an underground freestyle competition thing and that they’re going, you figure you’ll go and see what all the talk is about bc when people talk about his dance skills they make him out to be this incredible, breathtaking dancer that’ll make you wanna dance too
  • You had never spoken to him so it was a bit ?? when he walked up to you and greeted you like you were his best friend but then you realize he’s being flirty and while it’s flattering, you also know what the end result typically is so you politely decline his offer to get a late night snack afterwards
  • He is a bit confused bc normally people don’t reject him but it’s his turn so he doesn’t have time to keep talking to you
  • You’re blown away by how talented he is bc have you ever seen hobi dance that shit is magical, it’s so captivating and just I could go on for hours about how talented hobi is
  • You leave shortly after his turn is up bc you have a class early the next morning and you gotta sleep so hobi doesn’t get another chance to talk to until he sees you on campus two days later
  • He keeps talking to you, every time he sees you and you realize that it’s been a while since you’ve heard about him dating someone and pretty soon, he’s spent the entire term single with no dating or even flirting with other people
  • “I wanna get to know you”
  • You’re trying really hard not to fall for his charming lil smile or the way his entire face lights up whenever he sees you or the way his voice sounds when he’s tired and his words are a bit slurred together bc he’s too exhausted to put in the effort to be coherent
  • You agree to go out on a date with him during the summer bc you figure you might as well get it over with, you’re already crushing on him so it’s better to see him from the player point of view so you can move on with your lives
  • It’s so much fun, he takes you down to the beach and you walk all around the pier together and play in the sand and run from the waves and it’s just a really stress free date where you two genuinely enjoy every moment and there aren’t any awkward moments
  • You get a bit nervous around the one month mark bc you know that’s when his relationships stop but then everything stays normal, he actually takes you out to dinner for your first month anniversary and then the next thing you know, you’ve spent the entire summer and the following term with him openly calling himself your boyfriend
  • “I like being in a relationship with you, it’s funner than having to stress over breakups”
  • “I like you as a boyfriend a lot more”
  • “Maybe one day, I’ll be upgraded to husband”
  • “Ch iLL”

anonymous asked:

1)I think Haylor 1.0 in 2012 probably ended because of the media. Even the rs article said that Harry was kind of tested when he started dating Taylor because it was a lot of attention not only for you as a celebrity but a combination of his and Taylor's fame. I think Harry actually really really liked Taylor when they met in April (Liam said the day after they met that when Harry met Taylor he peed himself lol) and I think he just kind of slipped with Emma (he is a flirt and I dont think Taylor

‘2)and him were even dating just texting/flirting) When he actually started dating her he was looking for a serious relationship as his friend Will Sweeney said, “Harry is looking for a relationship, he’s told me that. He’s always out mixing with celebrities and going to parties with different girls, but it’s lonely for him and not what he wants. The girls are just there for the night. You have fun but that’s the end of it.” Then a couple months before that Ben Winstons dad said Harry was lonely

3)and a security guard of Harry’s (idk if this was from after they dated or before or really after) that Harry is always kind of a loner compared to the other boys. Anyway, then when he started dating Taylor Nick Grimshaw said, “Harry really likes Taylor. He’s fallen for her in a big way. At first I wasn’t sure if if the relationship was a real one but I talk to him a lot and it seems to be that she’s the one-for now anyway. American artists are usually really, really boring and reserved but

4)Taylor is fun. She’s always up for a laugh and is really good company. Harry likes people who make him laugh. I talk to Harry a lot on the phone while he’s away touring and he talks about her a lot. He is very happy with her. I like her a lot too, she came on my show recently and we had a really fun time.” So you can clearly see that Harry was in it in it like not some hookup or anything. Not only were they constantly being scrutinized though but there were also a lot of articles being

5)published calling both of them sluts/womanizers and pulling up their histories. Harry later said in 2013 that sometimes dating in the public eye is hard because when you are “shown in newspapers and articles with other girls it can affect how the girl you actually like sees you”. Now that applies to the whole Emma thing but there was also an article that said that at the BVI, Harry disappeared on Taylor and didn’t tell her where he was going and when he finally met up with her she was drunk

7)crying and accused him of sleeping around with other girls and called him a dick. Now this could be totally untrue but that would explain why Taylor left right away maybe. She probably always felt uneasy about him and other girls because of what happened with Emma and then the media was calling her out for being a slut and pulling up his history and both fandoms were hating. The articles actually were ridiculous like there was one that said Taylor was pregnant and harry was trapped like

8)imagine reading that at 18 and just being like the fuck?! Whatever it was it must have been a huge argument because she didn’t even stay for the rest of the vacation. Or it could have been that Harry all of a sudden got cold feet in a sense and realized it was going to fast and was too serious in too short of a time which Taylor kind of addressed in 1989. So I think the first breakup was because of media. Whatever happened after that in 14/15 was most likely a result of them personally since

9)they weren’t public. So that’s where maybe Harry didn’t want to be super serious too quickly like they were in 2012 and Taylor wanted it to be public and serious (like Taylor usually does). Anyway that’s my opinion but those quotes by the way from Nick ahhh also apparently Louis caught Harry crying in the bathroom after the breakup😭😭”

I wanna cry, I literally love them so much and I’m so sad. Why wasn’t timing on their side?

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Wonho x Reader

Angst/Fluff

A/N: I’ve updated! Yay! I have other things I want to write specifically a apocalyptic x probably Yoongi. I’m excited to try~ But anyways thanks to everyone reading, I’m having fun n.n

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You pulled blanket up and over your face because although your eyes were closed you could feel the sunlight stinging your eyelids. You groaned. Your head was pounding and you felt like you needed about a week’s worth of sleep.

You suddenly felt the blankets pulled from off of you. You managed to open an eye and then turn away from Wonho who stood there with your blanket in hand.

“What the fuck do you want Wonho? And more importantly why are you here?”

“You were the one who called me to pick up your drunk ass last night. So I have taken it upon myself as your best friend to help you once you had gotten up in the morning.”

You groaned again. “The problem with that statement ‘Best Friend’ is that I didn’t get up on my own!”

You felt the weight of him sitting on the edge of the bed. He then turned you so that you were looking at him.

“I brought you painkillers and water. Take it”

You reluctantly took it. Only because you wanted this killer headache to go away already and your best friend..

Later on the two of you were eating much to your dismay. You were feeling nauseous and did not feel like eating but Wonho insisted that it would help you get better. As you were absentmindedly poking at your food you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket.

I.M: I have fucking killer headache but my main concern was if you real and if this number was real.

You smiled and held back a small laugh.

You: Yes I’m real and so is this number. I also have a killer headache and my friend is here attempting to nursing me.

Wonho looked over at you.

“So who is this guy that you met yesterday? You said you were actually going to try and trust guys and date. He must be a keeper if you’re really willing to try.” You nodded.

“I met him yesterday and we sort of just hit it off. That’s when I decided why the hell not. You’re dating. I don’t want to constantly third wheel. When else would there be another opportunity that’s not now? I need to start dating at some point..”

You felt your phone vibrate. Looking down to read the message you missed Wonho’s hurt expression at that fact that you thought this was finally an opportunity.

I.M: Ah, so I see you busy then. I thought maybe you wanted to go out.

You: No no no, I would love to go out. Just let me get ready. Here’s my address. *you put in your address*

I.M: Alright, I’ll see you in an hour.

You smiled and jumped up to go shower and get ready. Wonho watching you the whole time.

Wonho POV:

I couldn’t help but feel the envy in my heart watching her hop around getting ready for a date that wasn’t with me. I know I told myself that I would let her go, but it’s just so hard when your already this far in. I sat on the couch and continued to listen to her get ready. I suppose I am happy for her though. At least she’s trying. She eventually came out and twirled in front of me.

“How do I look?” She had this big grin and the pain in my heart got stronger. I put on a fake smile.

“Beautiful.”

Your POV:

I.M eventually showed up and Wonho had left just before that. You were now sitting in the passenger seat of I.M’s car.

“So I suppose you don’t feel like eating.”

You made a face at the thought of eating.

“No way.”

He looked thoughtful. You couldn’t help but notice the way he bit his lower lip while in thought. You looked out the window at all the passing trees and people walking on the sidewalks. You really hoped that everything worked out this time around.

I.M eventually pulled up at this game center looking place.

“I figured some mini golf and arcade games would prevent us from vomiting all over the place compared to an amusement park.”

You laughed. “You’re right. I hope you’re prepared to lose at mini golf though”

Yeah no, you sucked at mini golf. It was always either too hard or too soft there was no fucking in between. Except when it came to I.M because always managed to get in by at least the third time. He smirked at you while you were there busily attempting to make it into the hole for about the fifth time.

“I was prepared to lose you know”

You scoffed. Then leaned on your golf club. “Listen, this shit takes years of practice to perfect.”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah! Anyways when are you going to help me?”

He tilted his head to the side, “What do you mean?”

“In all those cheesy romance movies the guy always wraps his arms around the girl to help her golf properly!”

I.M then came up behind you and put his hands over yours to position the club properly. Leaning close to your head, so close that you could feel his breath on your neck.

Whispering in your ear he said, “You told me to prepare to lose and I don’t like losing. So why would I help you?”

He laughed.

You jutted your butt out in order to push him away from you. In which resulted in him laughing harder.

“You jerk.”

You stuck your tongue out at him. Eventually the two of made your way back to the car. Then decided that you were both able to eat. At the restaurant the two of you ordered and then continued to talk. You were so surprised at how easy it was for you to talk to him. He leaned in close and had grabbed your hand at some point during the dinner. You were to occupy with the good time you were having to notice though. I just felt really natural. Even though you hadn’t actually dated in years.

In the middle of eating this random girl came up and dumped water on I.M, she yelled something at him and then up came what you assumed to be her friend to her and dragged her away. You hurriedly moved to I.M and gave him napkins to help dry him.

“What the fuck is her problem? Do you know her?”

He nodded. Drying his face. “Unfortunately, she’s my ex girlfriend.”

You formed an O with your mouth.

“Bitchy girlfriend I see.. Did things not end well between the two of you?”

He laughed. “Clearly they did not.”

“Do you want to leave now then?”

He nodded and he went to pay then the two of you eventually arrived at your house.

“I’m sure Wonho has some shirts here if you want to borrow one.”

He shook his head.

“It’s alright. I’m nearly dry anyways”

He smiled at you. You felt your breath slightly hitch. He had a really nice smile. It even included a little trace of a dimple.

Before you even realized what you were doing the two of you were pressed up against each other, kissing intensely. Although before things could get any further you pulled away placing your forehead against his.

“Do you want to be my girlfriend? I had a really fun time and would want it to continue”

You nodded. “I had a great time too”

Wonho POV:

As I was just sitting on my couch, I eventually felt my phone vibrating in my pocket. I looked at the incoming call to see that it was Y/N. I answered with slight hope that things didn’t work out and she was calling to have me come over to comfort her.

“What’s up”

“I’M HIS GIRLFRIEND! And and and I didn’t have sex with him on the first date!”

I felt my heart drop. What was I expecting, stupid hope.

“That’s great Y/N. I’m happy for you.”

As I sat there listening to her go on and on about her amazing date I felt my heart drop every time. All I could think about was how much of an idiot I was for not just telling you sooner.

I know that I can never have you
It’s more beautiful when I just look at you
I’ll protect you, please bloom more beautifully
Even if I get hurt, I’m okay
Cuz you’re my
one & only beautiful

Was all I could think as I hung up, letting a tear fall, thinking that it’ll be okay. 

A/N: IDK about you but I see Wonho as the sensitive type and think that it super cute. I just want cuddle him! Anyways I felt like this wasn’t my best chapter sorry.. Also I guess this has kind of turned into a Wonho x Reader x I.M LOLOL I didn’t expect to go that way..

anonymous asked:

So I hate used to really ship Klaroline but lately my mind has been breaking on them. Idk I just think Klaus has done too many bad things to her and her friends to give him a second chance. Can you change my mind? Why do you ship them so hard?

Hi, okay so Idk if I’m going to be able to change ur mind because at the end of the day you feel how you feel. A lot of times I’ve doubted my shipping of Klaroline so ur not alone. The thing I wanna tell you before I start is that shipping is supposed to be fun so pls do not agonise over it; if it’s still fun, do it, if not, don’t.

(Warning: Anti D*mon and Dullena) 


*cracks knuckles*

So

  1. Firstly you have to remember when it comes to the issue of Klaroline being problematic, is that that all ships that stem from tvd or TO are inherently problematic. This is because the show its self is problematic. It’s misogynistic, it’s systematically racist and most relationships on the show put the female character at a distinct disadvantage. So very few ships can be seen as healthy or idealistic in the real world. I might say Stelena, Jolaric, and Jalaric are rare examples but even then those ships have their various issues.
  2. Secondly, even if the writers and the CW, in general, did a better job with their shows, you have to remember that this is the vampire genre. It’s meant to be gothic and the characters are meant to be morally dodgy, selfish and do horrifying things. TVD’s mistake was that it could never properly straddle the line between keeping up that gothic theme and appealing to a teen audience (hence the babies, and romanticising of characters that are clearly villains, - cough, cough Damon) so often they put too much emphasis on morality and people being either ‘good’ or ‘bad; even though supposedly good characters like: Matt, Bonnie, Caroline and Elena do bad, selfish things all the time. (More detail in point 3)
  3. Because Klaus was conceptualised when TVD was actually half good and they were still writing a show about vampires; dark, twisted, immoral, seductive, vampires; he hence is a product of that. Klaus is a vampire in the true sense. I don’t believe a person can be a Klaroline shipper unless they accept the fact that Klaus is not a good person. He’s not supposed to be and that’s part of what makes his dynamic with Caroline so interesting. Love, or infatuation/affection, doesn’t change him. Yes, he does things deviant to his ‘cold hearted bastard’ persona. The gifts, deviating from his evil plans for Caroline’s sake, showing mercy, reasoning, barging when he doesn’t have to etc… But none of these things makes him redeemable. This isn’t one of those ships where love makes the person more moral and good. In fact, in Caroline’s case, I’m quite sure it does the opposite - or would do, had they gotten more screen time - Caroline is very in denial about her vampirism. She constantly makes claims about how she’s a ‘good vampire’ (an oxymoron in its self) and is characterised as ‘judgy’ because she demands such a high moral standard from other people around her. And while yes, she is exceptionally good at controlling her urges and at self-discipline (likely a result of  being under Stefan’s self-denying mentoring program and learning about vampirism from someone who detests it because of his own lack of control) Caroline still does terrible things often just because it’s convenient for her or because it’s ‘what it takes to get the job done’. Caroline’s often the most level-headed out of all her friends when it comes to doing something immoral in aid of the greater good, in fact, she’s almost eerily ruthless, especially if said action if in aid of helping one of her friends. (See the slaughtering of the 12 witches for Bonnie’s sake). But Caroline doesn’t see that, she also very scarcely acknowledges how much she loves being a vampire and from day 1, Klaus has been perceptive of how much she does. From when he saves her life, to when he intuits that she doesn’t want the cure and predicts that small town life wouldn’t be enough for her + encouraging her to think outside of the box and use her vampire abilities to get a dress for prom. Even his smug little recital of what Caroline says in 5x11 (’in school, building a life for her self, plans… etc’) shows that he knows that Caroline is just playing herself with her whole ‘mission to be normal’ (e.g: being in school - whic she dropped out of - playing house with Alaric and the babies, being with Stefan, who was always ‘the perfect guy’ in Caroline’s mind, because of the pedestal she put him on, denying herself the true pleasures of vampirism). Furthermore one of the most poignant Klaroline scenes for me is when Klaus is burying the 12 witches and calls Caroline out because not a few hours ago she’s called him a terrible person, because he did terrible things and now here they are staring at the corpses of the witches Caroline killed for Bonnie, while also, inadvertently, enabling an evil, supernatural being to rise from the dead and raise hell. on mankind. For a Klaroline shipper the moment is agonising because Klaus passes up the opportunity to be a shoulder for Caroline to cry on but at the end of the day it was something she needed to hear and quite frankly doesn’t hear enough. As long as you’re a vampire and you feed of human flesh, lie, compel, steal, murder at your own leisure; as long as you’re a witch/human/hunter who enables or condones it, you cannot claim to be ‘good’ whatever that’s supposed to mean.
  4. The most important thing, in my opinion, to remember about Klaroline as a ship is that Klaus’s actions are never presented as okay. Caroline never tolerates anything he does and constantly calls him out on his behaviour, furthermore, the show doesn’t romanticise him or excuse/ignore his behaviour. In contrast characters like Damon, who magically become the hero because it’s the only convenient way to put him with Elena. Elena’s love is supposed to change him and make him a better person but we see no evidence of this on the show, Damon’s his same rapey, abusive self all 8 seasons. But with Klaus, no excuses are made. He’s not supposed to magically turn good, you ask why I ship them so hard? It’s because 9/10 in all their scenes together and in their dynamic in general Caroline always has agency and nearly always has the upper hand, even when she’s dying. She manipulates Klaus into saving her life (”I know you’re in love with me’ ‘I guess we’ll never know’) in fact I’m convinced that Caroline used her A1 drama skills in that last part where Caroline makes those little croaky dying noises and was actually laying it on thick so that Klaus would be moved enough to save her- which he did. Caroline constantly manipulates Klaus and uses her emotional upper hand against him (’Show me I can trust you’ ‘I was promised a date for one of my hybrids’ ‘Show me your compassion’). So the relationship doesn’t just purely consist of Klaus doing horrible thing to Caroline and her friends and getting away with it. It’s far more complicated than that, there’s a power struggle involved and it’s extremely gripping and intriguing.
  5. When it comes down to it, Caroline was Klaus’ first choice, unlike many other TVD relationships, there’s is is centered around Caroline (take dullena for example, even in a show centerd entirely around elena, every bit of their relationship is all about Damon, or he finds a way to make it about him). Like I said Caroline has the agency, the empahsis is on her future, her hopes, her dreams and ultimately he respects her wishes, leaves mystic falls gives her space and waits for her to be ready.

I hope that helps or gives you some perspective. Anyone who wants to chime in please feel free to add something else.

anonymous asked:

Sorry if this has been asked before, but is writers block ever a problem for you? I have admired how prolific you are, and appreciate how you've discussed the negative aspects of writing too much. But what about when you've been staring at a blank document for what feels like years? Tell me there's a magical cure!

It is a problem for me, though I often don’t call it writer’s block (though sometimes I do, I’m fickle).

I’ve written about it in the past. This is probably the best post I’ve written about it. :D

Okay, but also yes, YES writer’s block is a problem for me. See:

- Taking two years to get started on The Ice Plague. Definitely insecurity related writer’s block.

- Taking a billion years to publish a book. See an absolute fear of failure.

- Me using the old technique of ‘I’m writing therefore you can’t see what I have writer’s block with’ (i.e. trading original works for fanfiction because it’s less pressure).

I can generally get words down. Most of the time. I’ve also had a solid writer’s block of years in the past - like literally years - where I wrote nothing. Nothing at all. But…I trained myself as a visual artist to work even when I didn’t feel like working, and as a result, I can also write when I don’t feel like writing. It’s a work ethic thing, and it means my job isn’t always fun (like all jobs), though I do think inspiration likes a willing partner, and is more likely to come if I just start and try something, than if I wait for inspiration to lead the dance.

So I’m very fortunate, because I know writers who can’t write like this. Idk why I can function this way. But then there’s things like yeah, I really did kind of spend ages hanging on The Ice Plague and staring at documents or blank pages, and feeling like…awash with terror and no movement happening.

As for how I solved that. I made myself sit down and write a line. I knew my writer’s block with The Ice Plague was - and still is - in part that I feel like no one will want to read it, and that it will be bad. I feel this in my bones. It’s a horrible feeling. I also had it with Game Theory and The Court of Five Thrones, but to a much lesser extent (god if I’d known that feeling could get worse), but it’s very bad now because I’m working with characters I don’t know anyone will ever love. Gwyn and Augus light a pretty bright torch. People might not want to look at candles after that, even if they’ll become torches later.

And so… I just… I told myself that 2017 was the year I had to start, and I needed a chapter by the end of February, and that all I had to do for the first two months was like, try writing a line. Or a paragraph. Or a snippet of dialogue.

I sort of jettisoned the idea of ‘completing a chapter’ like I normally do, and just…gently forged on. As a result, I’m five chapters in, and I’ve made the most progress I’ve made since I came up with the idea years ago.

I wish there was a magical cure! There’s not. Writer’s block is so uniquely personal to each of us, and everything from health and fatigue, to mental illness, to grave insecurities, to the story not being ‘right’ or us not being ready to write it yet, etc. can be behind it. It can be all or none of those things!

I think there are some things to remember:

- You can be nice to yourself or you can be good to yourself. Sometimes if you’re lucky, these are the same thing. But sometimes they’re not. For example:

Nice: I will treat myself to a thousand burgers (dis me)
Good: I love burgers, but I want to be good to my body to be healthy so I’m going to eat some salad and lean meat.
Nice & Good: Man I love spinach I’m so glad it’s good for me too. OR;
Nice & Good: I’m going to have a burger today, I love them so much, but I’ll keep being disciplined in the day to day re: what I eat.

In writing, it can look like this:

Nice: I’m going to be gentle to myself and not work on this project until I’m feeling it more. (this can last a lifetime!)
Good: Provided it won’t harm me in any way to do so, I’m going to cultivate some writing discipline and try writing a sentence of this thing I’m blanking on today.
Nice & Good: Because this project intimidates me, I’m not going to look at it tomorrow or the next day, but today I have to write a line. And on X day, I will write a paragraph. And then I’ll rest some more with this idea.

- You need to learn how to write in a way that works for you, and sometimes overcoming writer’s block is a matter of turfing a lot of things you’ve learned - that you need to put down words regularly (you don’t), that you need to achieve a wordcount (you don’t), that you need to never rewrite (you don’t), that you can’t edit as you go (you can), that you need to write a lot at once (you don’t), that you need to ‘finish’ something when you start it (you don’t), that it has to be perfect (it doesn’t), that you need to be nice or good (you don’t, lol) etc. 

Like it was very freeing for me to be like ‘okay, even if everyone hates The Ice Plague, I need to write this for me. It ties up a lot of loose ends in the universe, and Mosk and Eran’s stories are important to me and need to be told. If I don’t tell them now, their stories won’t fade. So I’m going to tell them.’ But I also have to remind myself of this all the time, because I also want to give the people who read Fae Tales something they want to read, and I am terrified of not delivering. Emotional journeys, am I right??

But still, that moment of ‘I’m doing this because of X’ - clarifying your motivations - can help a lot. It can help you to realise or remember why you wanted to write on that blank page in the first place.

- Sometimes writer’s block just lingers. Be honest with yourself about your mental state, do you have the energy to be writing right now? Are you too mentally fatigued? Is it not the right time to be cultivating writing discipline? That kind of stuff matters a ton. I regularly blast past my own limits and then crash, and I don’t recommend that to anyone. Sometimes writer’s block protects you from yourself. And you know, that’s a thing too.

Cosplay Tutorial Thursday — CANDELA from Pokemon GO

I know I know, I meant to make this tutorial a while ago, but things got a bit hectic after the convention. Now onto the tutorial!

Step 1 Patterning - Time: Too long

This was by far the point that took the longest. I started off by sketching out some basic pattern ideas while at work one day to reference when I started to make the actual pattern, so here’s a reference for that…

Lovely right? Very rough but it helped to break down how many pieces this jacket is. 

Next make a mockup out of some tracing paper or scrap mock up fabric (cotton scraps or muslin is normally what I use, even pieces of left over fabric from other cosplays) 
I used a women’s blazer to trace around to get a general idea of how the seams would lay, but a lot of it was me looking back at reference photos and the drawing I did.

As I made the pattern, I would staple it together in order to try it on and get a general idea of how it would lay. When I tried it on, I would use a sharpie and mark the jacket mock up with drawings of where I need to make darts, decorative seams, and where I needed to add more fabric.

Step 2 Fabric Cutting - Time: 1 hour

Trace your pattern onto your fabric (I got about 2yds of white Sateen sportswear fabric and 1.75yd of red Sateen fabric). The front jacket seams I did put a dart on both sides just under where my breasts are.

Cut the pieces out. I left a few inches of seam allowance when cutting my fabric, mostly because I wasn’t using fabric for my mock up and wanted room for error.

Cut out pieces of a light-medium weight interfacing to the front and back white pieces of the jacket. For the red pieces (the facing and triangle flap pieces), I only added interfacing to the red flap at the base of jacket.

Step 3 Sewing and Figuring out the Body Pieces - Time: ~10 hours? (Idk tbh)

This is the fun part. My main method was continually trying the jacket on and making marks with chalk or pins of what I needed to alter. 

Start by sewing the back pieces together. Also sew all three front pieces together (separate of the back). With the front pieces, I’d recommend top stitching the seam just to give it a little more presence and to keep the fabric flatter. 

When I would try it on for reference, I would pin the sides and shoulders together and I didn’t work on the sleeves till another step.

For the red facing and weird flap things at the bottom of Candela’s jacket:
Cut two pieces of fabric that was like a rounded triangle (one piece should have a piece of interfacing) and then sew them together. Be sure to cut slips along the curved seams so the fabric lays flat when you flip it. Do this with an identical white piece.

To attach it to the jacket, place it the opposite way and line it up to the jacket edge, then sew it and flip it again (the image below sort of shows how the red piece was attached).

As an added bonus, I sewed on some small basic pockets (just rectangles of fabric) to the inside facing of the red facing before I attached it to the jacket base. 

***LEAVE THE TOP AREA (from the black buttons up) UNSEWN!!! YOU’LL SEW IT WHEN YOU SEW YOUR COLLAR ONTO THE JACKET IN THE NEXT STEP***

Step 4 Quilted Collar from Hell - Time: 3 hours (I’m just making up numbers at this point; it took a long time -_-)

I was lucky in the fact that I have encountered quilted cosplays before (Noctis I’m looking at you) so I’m only gonna skim over what I did with the collar and if you want more information on the technique, refer to the post I made when doing Noctis’s tutorial. 

The collar is wide at the ends that fold in front and smaller around the neck. I’m gonna say it was roughly a 2:1 ratio in the fact that the wide part was twice as wide as the neck part. 

I figured the pattern out then used the quilting technique mentioned to create the 5 stiches that decorate the collar. Be sure not to have the fabric pucker as you sew, least you have to redo it (*coughs it’s not fun to seam rip this part, just don’t do it -_-)

Step 5 Sewing this Son of a Pidgey Together

After getting each piece figured out for the main body (aka NO SLEEVES yet) just sew that sucker together at the sides and shoulders and give it a try on to see how it lays. Again a lot of my process was just trying it on, seeing what was not fitting then attempting to fix it. Not a very helpful tutorial right? ^^;

Step 6 Sleeves from Krazy Kanto 

Sleeves uhm. Started with a basic sleeve shape, then tightened it so that it would fit my arm a bit more. I kept the sleeve ridiculously long (as I always seem to make sleeves too short). Before sewing it together, I laid out the pieces of red on the shoulders which sorta look like a large V with a large central rhombus with two smaller rhombi next to the top of the main rhombus .

I used a tight zigzag stitch on the red parts of the sleeve, though I wanted to do a hand satin stitch originally and would recommend that instead. Go slowly if machine stitching it, I figured out late in the sewing that slower resulted in much much much cleaner lines and less weird puckering.

For the edge of the sleeve, cut the sleeve to an appropriate length that will cover half of your hand. Then sew a rectangle of red fabric that’s about 4-5″ tall to the cuff of your sleeve (right sides together then flip it). I pinned the sleeve edges (the long seam) and pulled it onto my arm, then drew with a piece of sewing chalk a circle of where my thumb hole would be cut. DON’T CUT THE HOLE OUT YET! 

Use a button stitch setting and sew around the circle mark you made for your thumb. Once it’s sewn, then carefully trim the inside circle of the thumb hole.

When your red V/diamonds are on and your thumb hole is finished, just sew the line of the sleeve together and attach it right side out to your jacket.

For the wrist bands, I sewed two rectangles and flipped them inside out and topstitched them. Then I hand stitched it to where I wanted it on the completed sleeve.

Step 7 Finishing the Queen and Gloves - Time: 1 hour

Final steps where just attaching two decorative black buttons to the right side of the jacket flap and adding a few snaps and hooks and eyes to various places on the jacket to keep it closed. 

Her skirt I just made a simple rectangle of fabric with several darts in the top then attached it to a waistband and sewed in a hook and eye. 

The gloves I used that tutorial that floats around of using knit fabric and just tracing your hand on the fabric then sewing around the tracing and trimming it. 

That’s about it!

Happy sewing and Pokemon Go Walking and feel free to send an ask if you have any questions!

anonymous asked:

spones for the ship asks?

Send Me A Ship And I’ll Tell You Who…

Drinks all of the coffee

BONES for real. Doctor is grumpy in the morning (and maybe hungover) without his coffee. Spock doesn’t drink coffee (not even Vulcan Mocha) but he drinks tea and they’d squabble over whether hot tea is better than iced and why coffee is bad for you/stunts your growth (which would infuriate Bones) while tea is good for you “without a clotting amount of sucrose” (more angry Bones). Spock tries coffee ONCE and underestimates how powerful it is (Bones might have added espresso) which causes him to spend alpha shift trying to do everyone’s jobs at once. It annoys the crap out of most of the crew but Kirk thinks it’s the best thing ever. He tries to convince Bones to do the same thing with liquor.

Brings up adopting a pet

Spock. He’s such an animal lover. Brings up getting a Sehlat and Bones teases him about wanting a teddy bear until he *sees* the h u g e freaking things (as Spock goes up to one and calmly pets it) and is a little impressed that baby Spock managed one. Though he’d never say that of course. Eventually they decide that Starfleet takes up too much of their time to properly care for a pet while they’re in it. When they retire they go to Vulcan (Bones can take the heat, he’s from the south) with a sehlat named Tiberius that Bones “spoils rotten” according to Spock, and a sort of weird bioengineered dog named Hank that looks like a bloodhound but was built for the Vulcan atmosphere. (Spock voices some doubt to this fact given that Hank seems to always be sleeping. Bones tells him Hank’s resting up incase something good happens.)

Kills the bugs

Bones. He grew up in the SOUTH for godsake. Spock would merely shoo them away or trap them then release them outside. (There are no bugs in space so this is either on missions or back home) Though Spock actually likes bugs and will catch them for fun/to examine. Bones does not like this especially since Spock will cavalierly walk up to him and hold out his hands only to reveal a huge/possibly alien/hairy bug thing and start lecturing Bones on what it is while Bones tries to remember what a normal heartrate feels like.


Cooks the meals

Bones. Good ol’ Georgian cooking (though he’s a bit of a bachelor in the sense that he only cooks when he HAS to and would rather have someone else cook it. He doesn’t mind synthesized food but he swears he can taste the difference despite Spock informing him there’s no molecular difference.) Spock isn’t very enthusiastic about Bone’s cooking because he’s Vulcan and they think saltines are too flavorful but Bones CAN NOT tolerate Vulcan food so if someone’s cooking it’s him.

Starts getting into holidays way before they should

They’re both grumpy when it comes to holidays but down to the wire Bones probably celebrates more than Spock. He at least had traditions around Christmas and Halloween and the like. Spock wasn’t raised to celebrate earth holidays but might participate. (If Bones forces him) Spock observes Vulcan holidays (though there aren’t very many) with the exact amount of enthusiasm as he was taught to display. He’s not very interested in trying to get Bones to learn the disciplines of Surak, though after they get into a fight (debate?) over Bones’ disrespect of Vulcans/their culture, the doctor tries to learn a little just to be supportive. (He still cannot perform the ta'al though. Spock thinks it’s funny but he would never say.)

Initiates the couple selfies

Kirk. HEAR ME OUT! Spock thinks photographs should be used solely for documenting important things/research/etc and Bones is a Grumpy Old Guy™ who definitely complains about the younger generation (Kirk) taking so many goddamn selfies. So they would have approximately 3 photos of the two of them and they’d likely all be official group photos from Starfleet events. But Kirk ships them HARD (his two best friends dating is hilariously cute to him) and would, as a result, sneak photos of them whenever possible. Them eating in the mess hall, playing chess, talking on the bridge, and ONCE a photo of them exchanging a brief Vulcan kiss before a particularly dangerous mission. (I still think that Spock sticking his tongue down Uhura’s throat was OOC as hell. Inappropriate and emotional not to mention breaking regulations and revealing their secret relationship. He wouldn’t even break regulations when it meant he was gonna DIE. But I digress.) Spock eventually catches on and his ears will flush green if he sees Kirk photographing them (which only makes the photos cuter according to the captain) but Bones doesn’t catch on until Kirk forgets to turn off the flash one time and tries to take a picture of Bones feeding Spock a piece of alien cuisine on a mission. The flash goes off and everyone goes dead silent and Bones just sloooowly turns to Kirk and there’s a pause before Kirk stands up and HAULS ASS OUT OF THERE screaming “BEAM ME UP!!!” into his communicator as Spock attempts to restrain a near-rabid-Bones.

Kirk escapes alive, though his next few doctors appointments include a lot of hypos.

Forgets the birthdays and anniversaries

On the one hand, Spock is Vulcan and probably doesn’t care. On the other, his memory is near perfect. Bones doesn’t seem the type to care about anniversaries much unless it’s a BIG one (marriage) but he’ll definitely get Spock birthday presents (either gag gifts he presents with an overly cheerful air or serious ones he hucks at Spock grumblingly and leaves before the Vulcan can react). Spock will either ask Bones what he wants to have happen for his birthday or seek Kirk’s assistance (which might not end well) in throwing a party/giving him presents.

Always ends up with too much junk food after grocery shopping

Bones but barely. He’s a doctor and Spock is a Vulcan so neither would be overly into junkfood (Kirk coughcough) but Bones does enjoy his southern delights (peach pie, apple fritters, liquor, etc) while Spock’s idea of indulgence is adding redspice to his plomeek soup.

Nicknames the other

BONES are you KIDDING ME?! He’s constantly giving his hobgoblin green blooded pointy eared robot alien boyfriend nicknames. He finds out which ones Spock is too sensitive about and doesn’t use them but Spock grows to understand the doctor means them affectionately. (Well. Not affectionate when they first met, but… over time) Spock retaliates ONCE and it nearly scars Bones for life. He had just made some crack about how dating Spock was the same as standing next to a wall and calling it “darling” and Spock (in front of the entire bridge and without turning away from his screen) said “That statement is illogical given that walls cannot hear nor speak. I am able to do both along with several other amorous activities you do not seem to mind, *darling*.”

Kirk passed out from laughing so hard and Bones didn’t revisit the bridge for a solid week.

so @bleuczerny had this amazing pynch au where adam is dubbed as “dr. pretty” and ronan is his new patient. he comes in with injuries that start out real, but get increasingly more ridiculous with every visit. (thank you for letting me write this!)


The most interesting of stories seem to always begin with Ronan Lynch.

When he was five, and his father had denied him access to his mother’s ever famous Irish beef stew, he made it his mission to be the first to taste it under any given circumstance. No more than twenty minutes into that mission, the pressure cooker exploded, the kitchen was a mess, and both his parents found him sitting in a puddle of stew looking absolutely betrayed. He may or may not have cried at the loss. 

When he was eighteen, he took his school’s “buddy” program hosted by the local orphanage a bit too far by accidentally adopting his buddy, Opal. A legal adult by then, the school could do nothing about it, and she had been living with him ever since. 

And now, at the ripe age of twenty eight, he was being hauled into the hospital by his best friend due to him having gone through the most embarrassing fight in his life. Being Ronan, though, he had a knack for making anything sound badass, along with being blessed with the gift of threatening persuasion, so surely this wouldn’t be too much of a problem to brush off. 

Until it was. 

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PS/ SS - Chapter 5 - Diagon Alley

@alluringcliche @feelsandotps @wearywanderer @xingshining

I’m wondering what personal story I’m going to share today!

Also, I’m sleepy I hope that doesn’t affect (?)/ effect (?)/ change/ manipulate/ twist/ adjust (I am avoiding looking up the difference between the words “affect” and “effect” for the 100th time in my life) my normal chapter liveblog. I was dedicated to writing this tonight, tho. 

  • I forget that they didn’t automatically leave after that tense evening discussion
  • I have a headcanon that the pouches on The Daily Prophet’s owls have a charm that vanishes the money and deposits it into a Gringotts bank account. Otherwise the birds would get so heavy-ladened after a while and I imagine that the Prophet’s bird’s would be frequently stolen from. Imagine working at the Prophet’s owlery. That would be a little fun for a time.
  • Hagrid just trusts Harry with rummaging through his coat to find his money. He’s either really sleepy or far too trusting. 
  • “yeh’d be mad ter try an’ rob [Gringotts].” /// lol Hagrid so had a chat with Harry about this memory later.
  • I’d like to see more of the tense dynamic between Fudge and Dumbledore. I bet Fudge would have been so funny to watch come undone under the weight of being Minister and slowly going from asking DD for help nearly every day to telling the reporters/ editors at the Prophet to slip in snide comments about DD. I want to watch that train wreck. 
  • Hagrid’s reasoning to why the Wizarding World is separate from the Muggle one is kind of odd to me. “everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions to their problems.” Like honestly the actual result of that would probably be a capitalistic one in which the average magical person would be able to sell their magical “solutions to problems” for money. This would just lead to the magical community becoming very wealthy. That’s not really a bad thing (on the surface/ from a wizard’s POV). I think the most logical answer is: “Our community is so different from the Muggle one that creating rules to enforce for the two societies coinciding would be so difficult that we keep ourselves separate in order that we can both create individual systems that works for each society.Also, we are trying to avoid causing strain with a power imbalance.” 
  • “Harry, panting a bit as he ran to keep up” /// I grew up very short with a very tall dad, so I really can relate haha. I would have to occasionally remind him how my stride was two of his. 
  • I wonder what Hagrid was knitting. 
  • I feel like the HP fandom should have had a running joke by now that any deserted store in a strip mall was the entrance to a wizarding community. Tho it seems like the entrance was not visible or had a like “don’t look at me” charm on it rather than how St. Mungo’s was hidden behind a deserted shop. 
  • “Hagrid, clapping his great hand on Harry’s shoulder and making Harry’s knees buckle.” /// That I can’t relate to lol. 
  • “I’m all of a flutter.” /// What a funny and great way to put that lol.
  • Dedalussssssss!!! One of Harry’s first magical “acquaintances” XD and the truly brave soul who (along with Hestia Jones) watched the Dursley’s for nearly a year. I don’t usually make the joke but… “Rubeus Dedalus Potter you were named for-”
  • “’What sort of magic do you teach, Professor Quirrell?’ [asked Harry] ‘D-Defense Against the D-D-Dark Arts,’ muttered Professor Quirrell, as though he’s rather not think about it.’”/// 1. I died. I forgot about this line! 2. He went on a year-long break from work to do some research. That is so Ravenclaw. 3. What if Quirrell became known for wearing beanies instead of a turban? 4. I forgot how it was possible that Quirrell could shake Harry’s hand right now. 5. I forgot why Harry’s scar didn’t hurt right now. (I’ll probably remember soon enough, but I wouldn’t mind reminders if I don’t.)  6. You know those words that trip you up for no good reason? Yeah, well I’ve got quite the arsenal of those, but one of them happens to be “squirrel” (why? idk?) and this man helped me remember that the word has two “R”s in it.
  • “Harry wished he had about eight more eyes.” /// Harry Spider
  • I wonder what is the cool new broomstick model right now. 
  • Gringotts colors are scarlet and gold and I never noticed before. I think they wore black in the movies or just like nice work clothes. Also, I would like to go to Shell’s Cottage and hear Bill and Fleur tell me all about how Gringotts got started. I am fascinated. 
  • The poem on the door about stealing from Gringotts is so funny to me bc I am just thinking about how cabs have like signs that say that the driver doesn’t carry over a certain amount of money. These are two very different philosophies of deterring a thief. 
  • Three times JKR foreshadowed to us just how stupid it would be to try and rob Gringotts. 
  • Our Muggle banks and safety deposit boxes are so much more efficient and I am grateful. 
  •  Hey there Griphook! Well be seeing you again!
  • So Dumbledore would have told all the professors what they were hiding in Hogwarts, due to asking them for their help to do it right? But did they know why they were hiding the Sorcerer’s Stone? Did they too know that they were trying to suppress Voldemort’s return? I kinda hope they did. It seems to be that Hagrid did.
  • I like to imagine these seemingly perpetually grumpy goblins actually love their twisty roller coaster-ish cart rides under London. 
  • “Harry didn’t know where to run first now that he had a bag full of money.” /// So happy for him!!
  • Hagrid told him to get his uniform first almost like a parent haha. 
  • Reminder that Harry disliked Draco for his awful character right from the very beginning and that Draco set himself up for the foul life he ended up with by never seeing the goodness in others as something that he should want too. (I don’t say this to any of you four Questers bc I think you all would agree, but I just had to say it.)
  • I like how popular and big football is that even wizards know what it is and use it to compare to Quidditch. OMG I’m so stupid I’m just remembering one of the best eras in post-HP publishing history and getting emotional about it. Does anyone remember the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. I obsessed over it that summer and read every word that Ginny wrote and ahhhhh I miss it. I miss Quidditch and Pottermore publishing updates with chapter art and meta and character backgrounds. What a golden era post-DH. 
  • I like that Hagrid said that toads went “out of fashion years ago” so that means that, at one point, toads were vogue and that’s amazing by itself. I bet the professors hated that time. The constant low croaking coming from everyone’s pockets. 
  • “For some reason, the back of his neck prickled. The very dust and silence in [Ollivanders] seemed to tingle with some secret magic.” /// I love that feeling when it happens in real life. Like when you discover a cute little stream on a hike or a beautiful old library. 
  • I sometimes wish I had the memory of Ollivander. 
  • The second “you have your mother’s eyes” drink!
  • Ollivander had some personal space invading issues. (And it irks me.)
  • I know I already said that I want to know about like three things in this liveblog, but I’m desperate to know more about wandlore too. I want more facts.
  • I kind of like that the more difficult it was to find Harry a wand, the happier Ollivander got. That’s a good attitude to have right there. That’s how you know you love your job.
  • Voldemort’s wand was 13 inches and Harry’s was 11 inches. That means that there’s a chance that Voldemort’s phoenix’s core feather was longer than Harry’s and, therefore lower on Fawkes’ tail. 
  • Gosh wands are expensive. 
  • Goodbye, Ollie, see you later. 
  • Why did they not buy a trunk in Diagon Alley? Where did Harry even get a trunk that he carries around with him for 7 years? These are the real plot holes!  jkjkjk
  • That chapter was a little longer than usual. But since this one has less chapters in it, we are actually almost one third through with it. That’s wild!

so we know about dex’s older (most likely super uptight and conservative) brother, right? and thinking about that makes me sad and emotional so instead let’s talk about dex’s older sister samantha, who is liberal as shit, bisexual as shit, and just generally cool as shit

  • she’s 5 yrs older than dex, has the same red hair and freckles as dex does, but her eyes are brown like their dad’s
    • is her favorite song brown eyed girl? u fuckn bet it is
    • the jimmy buffett version?? damn straight
  • she’s always lowkey been dex’s favorite sibling, and at first dex didn’t realize why, but then he realizes he’s Not Straight and it makes a lot more sense bc sammy has always been cool about stuff like that
  • samantha doesn’t come out to the fam, but when dex comes out to her she def lets him know he’s not alone
    • she tells him that he doesn’t ever have to come out to the rest of the fam if he’s uncomfortable about it, but if he does do it she’ll be right there with him and hopefully her also coming out will lessen some of the blow
  • she is, like, insanely smart. dex totally looks up to her and her kickass job as a museum director (u pick a musuem idk) in NYC
    • yep she lives in NYC
    • she went to NYU on a full ride, fell in love with the city and decided to stay
  • dex comes out to her when he’s 13, she’s 18 and about to leave for NYU and she’s stressed bc wtf she can’t leave her baby brother in this house full of homophobes when he just had the courage to come out to her
    • she considers turning down NYU and going to a community college, just for a year, at least
    • dex convinces her not to
    • she skypes him twice a week and texts him every day
    • she’s a rlly good sister
  • they still skype twice a week and talk daily while dex is at samwell, and she recognizes his crush on nursey MONTHS before dex does
    • one night, after a game, dex looks scared out of his fucking mind and she’s concerned until he half-screams “I THINK I LIKE NURSEY HELP”
    • “lol broski you’ve legit been in love with him for months calm down”
  • once dex and nursey get their shit together her first order of business is to invite them both down
    • also she’s been seeing this RLLY COOL girl and she wants to introduce her to dex so this is like a rlly fun gay poindexter family gathering
      • “plz don’t call it a gay poindexter family gathering, sammy”
  • anyway nursey fucking loves samantha like is just completely enamored with her, thinks she’s cool as shit and her job is RAD and she always loves and supports dex which makes her a 10/10 in nursey’s book
    • they totes exchange numbers
    • does sammy send nursey embarrassing baby pics of dex? yep
    • does she send old family vids she’s saved of dex’s first words (lobster, pronounced “wobstah”)? hell yep
  • sammy is the only poindexter that dex allows to follow him on social media (his accounts are locked the fuck down bc every other post is abt nursey and like… he’s obvious as shit)
    • as a result of this samantha believes it is her duty to provide every single Embarrassing Family Member comment that everyone else gets
    • she legit replies to/comments on every goddamn thing he posts
    • dex pretends to hate it but everyone knows he loves it
  • when they graduate he and nursey are looking for a place to stay in ny bc they could stay with nursey’s moms but they just downsized and moved a little too far out of the city for it to be a comfortable commute and so sam’s like “yo come live w/ me until you figure it out”
    • they end up living with her for a yr bc neither of them particularly want to leave
    • it’s actually sam who leaves, moving in with her girlfriend
      • (lowkey she had been planning on moving in with her six months ago but she waited until dex secured that Big Promotion and nursey finally got through the nuances of editing and was published and they both saved up for a few months bc she wanted to make sure they could afford the rent on their own) (she’s a rlly good sister did i mention that)
  • when she and her gf elope dex and nursey are the only ones from the poindexter side that are invited (lbr nursey is officially a poindexter now, they might not be married but that dude is her brother in law)
    • the wedding is a quick lil ceremony @ the museum (nursey is swooning with how fcking cool it is. chill, nurse)
    • then there’s a fucking huge party with all their friends + dex, nursey, and her gf’s fam
      • dex gets to give a speech. everyone cries. nursey cries so much. so so much. like, calm down, nursey.
  • at this point in their lives dex and nursey aren’t exactly hurting for money, with dex pulling some serious cash as head of IT for some big name company and nursey about to publish what is assumed to be his third best-seller (and the most anticipated YA novel of the yr), and they both want to do something for everything sam’s done for them, so they buy her and her wife an all-expenses-paid 2-week trip to rome
    • there’s a lot of crying involved
  • SAMANTHA POINDEXTER Y’ALL!!!!!!!

so i. spent the past two days working on this thing which is largely a headcanon dump regarding the ralts line (which are pretty much my comfort pokemon tbh) with colored pictures serving as a semi-realistic take on their design, which overall resembles their canon appearance but with more details regarding their anatomy, and that’s pretty much because i overall based several aspects of their appearance on felines rather than bugs/apes/birds/aliens/whatever else other people base a Realistic Look for them on. 

Notes on Design/Animal Basis: mammalian, especially feline-like, characteristics make the most sense to me considering it’s largely accepted the green thing on their head is hair, and mammals are characterized by possessing hair (and also by possessing mammaries). as for feline characteristics, it’s largely things like having proportionally very large eyes with slitted pupils (if you pay attention to official artwork it’s fairly apparent their pupils are indeed vertical slits as opposed to round pupils), apparently digitigrade feet (at least this is how i see their feet, since they have small footprints [only consisting of a dot] and their feet are drawn to end in narrow points while kirlia is drawn always standing on its toes), and Kirlia and Ralts in particular have rather soft, squishy-looking bodies much like cats do.

i don’t think i’m alone in this considering when i showed my mother an image of Kirlia, she described it as being like a kitten lol

i don’t view them as BEING cats though, they just have some superficial resemblance to them, i imagine their behavior is way different, and also i don’t view them as serving any similar niche in the ecosystem either, as many wild felines are predators, sometimes apex predators (as a Pyroar, Liepard, maybe even a Persian may be), and are almost always hypercarnivorous, while imo the Ralts line is herbivorous, preferring to feed on fruits and other easily-digestible plant matter. it would be very weird to think about a member of the Ralts line, a very empathetic and sensitive species, actively going out to kill other pokemon, even if to eat them, tbh, they seem like they would be a fairly peaceful species, and mainly use their abilities for defensive purposes

also i made gallade’s weird hips into fluffy hair because??? its hips were so confusing in the official art? they were practically like a shelf that went all the way around. the weird hips were my least favorite thing about gallade’s design lol

and the species’ “skirts”/”dresses” are just long fur, and not an actual dress/skirt, and isn’t removable like an awful lot of headcanons i have seen portray them?? the removeable dresses don’t make much sense to me tbh… kinda like the idea that they aren’t covered in fur and that they just have pure snow white skin while being indigenous to a tropical island, and those “spikes” on their cheeks are just idk actual spikes

in general these aren’t really all too human-like (another issue i have with some “realistic” drawings of the line, they often look too much like noseless humans with big red eyes) and just look like a bipedal animal. also, gardevoir doesn’t have tiddies for a change lol 

[tons more rambling under the cut, idk i like this species of pokemon a lot and have a Lot of Thoughts]

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Hetalia Musical Report (December 25th-night,27th- night,29th 千秋楽)

I used to be in the Hetalia fandom and my favourite is Kiku, so it is really a blessing for me when Uechan is announced as Japan. But seriously, if you like Hetalia, or your Oshi is in this butai, please please please buy the DVD because you would not regret it!

The plot is about the WW1 and WW2 from Germany POV , and It looks happy and light, but when you watch the whole musical and hear the whole lyrics, but they put the war angst inside as well. I think the only weak point from this musical is the Shinsei Roma and Chibitalia part, as they use a plushie when it was their part (it was moved by the ansamble casts). It is still interesting, but I was hoping it would be played by the casts instead.

PS : the part might be jumbled up because my memories from last year is kinda … gone.,,

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Neil learning the bachata with Andrew

  • The bachata is a very sensual dance
  • It’s up close and seductive
  • Lots of fun and passion in the movements
  • There’s a lot of trust that goes into it
  • You trust your partner and you dance like you’re the only two people left in the world 
  • Anyway 
  • Neil is very interested in the dance
  • Its graceful
  • (Honestly I just love this type of dance, okay) 
  • And requires strength and patiences
  • It reminds him to Exy
  • He’d have to work to master it
  • But don’t let him fool you  
  • He knows perfectly well how to dance
  • The boy knows what he’s doing with his body
  • He’s had time to figure it out
  • He picked up a few things along the many names, place, cultures,  and people he pretended to be/know 
  • (And Exy helped a lot )
  • Andrew knows how to dance
  • He picked it up because he loves to watch Dancing With The Stars
  • He sits with the cats on the couch
  • He makes them dance
  • Holding up their limbs and doing that thing that I always do with my cat even if he doesn’t understand
  • But because Andrew doesn’t forget
  • He remembers they way people move
  • With an amazing precision he can pick up on movements
  • And mimic 
  • So sometimes he’ll dance
  • Usually he’s alone
  • It’s just for him 
  • All the grace of his body
  • Moving in those dances
  • And he really enjoys it
  • Anyway
  • Neil really wanted to learn the bachata
  • He figured that Andrew wouldn’t mind bc Dancing With The Stars is always saved on the DVR (that’s still a thing right? Idk i use it)
  • And he asked
  • “Do you want to learn the bachata with me?”
  • And Andrew looks at him with raised brows before pulling out his laptop and looking it up
  • He is certainly surprised by the dance
  • But Neil has this look
  • Puppy dog eyes
  • “You don’t have to,” Neil said
  • “You want?”  Andrew asked, they had been together long enough to be able to read each other he knew when Neil liked something
  • And it was clear that Neil liked this dance
  • “Yes,”
  • “Hmm we’ll see how this goes.” 
  • So they take classes
  • With Sharon and her wife Julia
  • (see this post)
  • Their instructor is very kind
  • Allen  
  • He’s young and wide eyes                                                                                        
  • very eager to teach
  • “He’s a lot like Nicky,” Neil said watching the way Allen moved with his partner trying to mimic the moves with Andrew
  • “No, Allen knows when to shut up. Stop paying attention to him and pay attention to me.”
  • The pick up on the dance much faster than Sharon and Julia
  • They could easily complete a routine
  • Allen is very impressed and joyful
  • “You guys are great! Wow you learned so fast!”
  • “Honestly I never thought you’d know how to dance!”  Sharon said to Neil at the end of their class
  • “Really? Uh, never thought you wouldn’t be able to.”
  • Andrew is actually pretty happy with the results 
  • He feels like a contestant on Dancing With The Stars
  • And definitely shows his moves off to the cats 
  • But he doesn’t say anything
  • Neil on the other hand is vocal with his happiness 
  • And shows off to Allison and Renee next time he sees them
  • Along with trying to teach Matt a few moves 
  • Nicky is jealous
  • “Uh hello! Teach me!”
  • And Neil tries
  • But he’s not too great at explaining
  • So he asks Andrew for help    
  • (who is also not very great at explaining)
  • And they dance the bachata in front of all the foxes
  • Its looks amazing
  • But doesn’t help any of them learn 
  • So Matt and Dan along with Nicky go and take classes with Allen
  • They are not half as good as Neil and Andrew