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Originally posted by spaicetrek

A/N: I got myself an editor! @charlie-skinnerr Now you guy won’t have to deal with as many silly errors. She wins a gold medal in translating my dyslexic-brain fog speak into grammatically correct. I’ll be referring to her from here on out as the PA Bae. I love her and she’s great.

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23 Ways to Kill Me
1 Remember my favorite candy and buy it just because you now I’d like it
2 Ask me about my cousins graduation or my sisters birthday that I told you I’d be going to
3 Tell me I smell nice or that the scent of my hair calms you
4 Play with my hair
5 Listen to my rants and know I’m only ranting and I’m not actually a selfish petty bitch
6 Let me rest on your chest
7 Ask me to take you shopping for new clothes so I can tell you what looks best on you
8 Call me and talk to me on the phone when you know I’ll be feeling upset about something
9 Tell me my makeup looks good instead of telling me girls look better without makeup after I’ve just spent 15 minutes getting my eyeliner straight
10 Notice if I start wearing new clothes or I look different in anyway
11 Grab my waist and pull me in when other girls start eyeing you up
12 Refer me as “your girl”
13 Think of me when you have really good or really bad news and text me about it because you know I will be here to listen
14 Send me links or pictures of things that remind you of me
15 Buy me jewelry or perfume or something big but small that symbolizes what I mean to you
16 Carry me or give me a piggy back ride; let me feel small because I know I’m not
17 Tell me you love my friends
18 Make me coffee and remember how I like it with a splash of cream but no sugar
19 Tell me I’m cute but in the way that suggests I’m adorable personally because you’ve met me and you love my energy and your attracted to my personality
20 Pick me up just to drive around listening to music until we feel like doing something else
21 Kiss the top of my head
22 Get me flowers and know it’s not because that’s what girls like in general but because you know I actually love flowers
23 Take candid pictures of me that I hate but you love because you love me
—  HLW

It hurts even more that after the break up scene, you get the “Beloved and Precious” achievement which, as we all know, only happens when you reach the pinnacle of your romance - the point of no return, the moment when your LI looks at you and thinks, “I love this person with my entire being and I cannot imagine a life without them”.

@qunaributts​ this was supposed to be the prompt but I think the art style wouldn’t fit the humor so I’m starting it all from scratch :V  Thank the creators for fans who posted the break up videos. They were great for frame by frame references ;v;

You know what gets me about HwaYangYeonHwa? It’s that BTS didn’t just release music. They released this new way of experiencing music. The amount of thought and effort and planning that went into putting together this album elevates it beyond just a music record. From dropping hints back in 2011/2014, HYYH has become this platform that allows fans become involved with the development of the narrative of the album. Army’s could participate in the music beyond just listening to the songs and watching the MV’s. They looked deeper to the songs’ symbolisms, motifs and themes in the lyrics. They looked into the imagery, cinematography, parallels drawn in the MV’s. This became a new way of appreciating Bangtan’s music, of understanding the tremendous efforts the members have put into producing this album. 

Through the analysis of the songs and the MV’s, fans pick up on the hints and cultural/social references put there by BTS. They put in so much effort into every detail of HYYH, nothing is put there without reason. Fans become hyperaware of each detail of the songs and MV’s. And when fans pick up on these hints and references, it’s like discovering a secret shared by BTS. It feels like BTS is communicating directly with us through these hints. Crafting these theories–no matter how right or wrong they are, or if that even matters at all–is our own experience of the HYYH album masterpiece, personalised to our experiences as youths ourselves. The frustration and recklessness, the happiness and freedom, the fear and chaos–it’s all part of what it means to be a youth. With this common thread, we are all able to project our own experiences onto the song and that’s what makes the songs so special and precious–because they are simultaneously BTS’s portrayal of youth, as well as our own. In a way, this bridges the gap between BTS and their fans, making it less about idols and fans, and more about this friendship built on the mutual understanding of the complexity of being a youth right now. It’s BTS’ personal reassurance that we may feel lost and frustrated, pressured and isolated, unloved and like we don’t belong, but we are never alone because we all share this common experience of youth. So if we make mistakes and have fallen down, we will be okay, because we just pick ourselves up and keep running. We have youth on our side. 

So it doesn’t really matter what the story really is, who died, who survived, if anyone died at all, if the boys are the Lost Boys… what matters is that BTS has kept their promise and found a way for Army’s to run with them on this journey. 

Jay took a side step to the right, trying to follow Carlos’s directions without having to look at him for reference. “Jay it’s left, not right.” Carlos corrected him.

Jay stopped. When Carlos offered to help him learn some dance moves for all these supposedly unexpected dance numbers he figured that it would be way easier. “This is stupid.” Jay complained turning to Carlos, “Why does this school love breaking out into song so damn often.”

Carlos shrugged, stopping the music. “They just do, we’re trying to blend in remember.”

“They didn’t do this on the Isle” Jay said getting back into position for Carlos to restart the music, “I don’t even dance.”

“They just didn’t do it as much and it didn’t have so much dancing to it” Carlos said coming up next to him, “And what do you call all that not-dancing you did back on it anyways?”

“Very interpretative aggressive movements” Jay said obviously trying not trying very hard to lie well.

Carlos shook his head and laughed, “Whatever, we just need to get this right by the party after the coronation. Now, ready?” Jay nodded. Carlos started up the music.

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anonymous asked:

I need help understanding Pynch. Like I get that Ronan likes Adam but I've never seen anything in the books that shows Adam feels the same. I Want to like them because I think they'd be happy if they were in love but I just don't understand....

[rolls my sleeves up] [gets out my briefcase] [rustles papers]

lmao alright let’s do this anon LET’S DO THIS

so first things first: if you’re looking for something that explicitly states that adam likes ronan, you’re not going to get that. that’s just not how maggie’s writing works. most of what she does throughout the series (and it’s one of my favourite aspects) is imply and infer things without directly stating them. 

look at ronan, for example – even though his feelings for adam are canonical, what we get for ages are references circling around that fact instead of directly pointing to them. in tdt the closest thing that comes to it naming it outright is “ronan’s second secret was adam parrish.” and even in bllb, it’s adam musing on ronan’s crush on him that makes it clear, rather than anything specifically thought or said by ronan himself. but all in all, looking at these separate, veiled references as a whole is how we as readers can draw the conclusion that yes, ronan likes adam.

now, i’m biased because i am a pynch shipper, but i do see some reciprocity in feelings through the way in which adam observes ronan as the series goes on. i would agree that his feelings are certainly not as strong as ronan’s – in fact, i’d argue that adam isn’t yet aware of those feelings himself. and that makes sense because to my knowledge, when the series starts ronan already knows how he feels about adam. but us reading the raven cycle is the process of adam not only figuring a lot out about himself, but coming to new understandings in his relationship with ronan (as well as the rest of the gang). and that makes sense to me because imo adam, out of all the main characters, has the biggest personal transformation throughout the series.

if you look at the books in a nutshell, you can already see the progression. book one: ronan and adam are friends but mostly through gansey, i wouldn’t say they have a significantly close relationship apart from that. and yet the way in which adam observes ronan is strangely poetic:

Gansey had once told Adam that he was afraid most people didn’t know how to handle Ronan. What he meant by this was that he was worried that one day someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves.

He was the boy with the most beautifully interesting car, and the most savagely handsome of friends, Ronan Lynch.

As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry.

and of course by the end of the book, adam decides to file a lawsuit against his father, at huge personal cost, to protect ronan. i don’t think it’s a stretch to say this is something that irrefutably changed the nature of their relationship. book two: ronan’s feelings become obvious to us as readers, as most of this book focuses on ronan’s pov. but adam figures out ronan paid for his rent and his reaction is what i find the most interesting:

Adam looked up at Ronan. “I know it was you,” he said. “I figured it out. The rent.”
He held Ronan’s gaze for just a moment longer, until something inside Ronan unwound and he almost said something.

i’ll admit, at the end of tdt i wouldn’t at all have been convinced adam was developing feelings for ronan, although the opposite was definitely true. but then, bam, we were hit with bllb. and that’s where imo all the evidence is that adam’s disposition towards ronan is changing, and not just in a platonic way.

okay now onto the fun stuff. like i mentioned, maggie’s writing is all about hiding things in the spaces between her words, so when i say i think adam is developing feelings for ronan it’s all about the subtext. and you can feel free to disagree with me, a lot of people do – i’m pretty sure there’s tons of people in the fandom who don’t ship, and even hate, pynch. but i just can’t read these bllb quotes which are specifically from adam’s perspective without seeing that transformative process at work, seeing ronan come more sharply into view as a fully fleshed person for adam (who’s never bothered, or never had the opportunity, to read ronan on such a deep level before), and seeing adam be taken aback by his new perspective, in such a way that indicates that a) the surprise is not an unwelcome one and that subsequently b) adam wants to know ronan more, to know him better. you’ll notice the poetic descriptions of ronan from trb are back, but with a vengeance – now it’s not just ronan’s magic that adam considers with awe and borderline reverence, but ronan himself.

The cow’s pulse had accelerated fractionally. Again, he imagined Ronan here on his own, so hopeful for a change that he would have noted such a subtle difference. It was far more dedication than he thought Ronan Lynch capable of.

Adam felt the truth of it. This awful and impossible and lovely object was what a dream was when it had nothing to inhabit. Who was this person who could dream a dream into a concrete shape? No wonder Aglionby bored Ronan.

Light, or something like light, reflected off it onto Ronan’s chin and cheeks, rendering him stark and handsome and terrifying and someone else. Then he blew on it. His breath passed through the word, the mirror, the unwritten line.
Adam heard a whisper in his ear. Something moved and stirred inside him. Ronan’s eyelashes fluttered darkly. 
(also maggie literally says that adam thinks ronan has nice eyelashes lmao which i think about a LOT in relation to this scene)

“A lot,” Ronan translated, and he was right, because, strangely enough, Ronan knew a great deal about how Adam worked. It was possible Adam had always been aware of this but had preferred to consider himself – particularly the more unsightly parts of himself – impenetrable. 

Adam finally sat down on one of the pews. Laying his cheek against the smooth back of it, he looked at Ronan. Strangely enough, Ronan belonged here, too, just as he had at the Barns. This noisy, lush religion had created him just as much as his father’s world of dreams; it seemed impossible for all of Ronan to exist in one person. Adam was beginning to realize that he hadn’t known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him.

It should have been impossible. No one should have been able to dream any of these thing, much less all of them. But Adam had seen what Ronan could do. He’d read the dreamt will and ridden in the dreamt Camaro and been terrified by the dreamt night terror.
It was possible that there were two gods in this church.

Ronan crouched by the pew again, studying the list, his fingers running idly over his stubble as he thought. When he wasn’t trying to look like an asshole, his face looked very different, and for a tilting moment, Adam felt the startling inequality of their relationship: Ronan knew Adam, but Adam wasn’t sure he knew Ronan, after all.

Adam retreated to sit beside Mary as Ronan stretched out on the pew, rubbing out the dingy plan with the legs of his jeans. Something about his stillness on the pew and the funereal quality of the light reminded Adam of the effigy of Glendower they’d seen at the tomb. A king, sleeping. Adam couldn’t imagine, though, the strange, wild kingdom that Ronan might rule.
“Stop watching me,” Ronan said, though his eyes were closed.

What an impossible and miraculous and hideous thing this was. An ugly plan hatched by an ugly boy now dreamt into ugly life. From dream to reality. How appropriate it was that Ronan, left to his own devices, manifested beautiful cars and beautiful birds and tenderhearted brothers, while Adam, when given the power, manifested a filthy string of perverse murders.

“Democracy’s a farce,” Ronan said, and Adam smirked, a private, small thing that was inherently exclusionary. An expression, in fact, that he could’ve very well learned from Ronan.

He hadn’t stopped being thankful for his body. Hello, Adam Parrish’s formerly chapped hands, I’m happy to have you.

and then there’s a whole lot of other, possibly even more subtle things threaded through the series that build upon this relationship in a really complex and nuanced way, and highlight how ronan has always affected adam on an intensely deep level even if he never consciously acknowledges it or recognises it for what it is – for example, adam deciding to go to aglionby in part bc of that rich boy with the shaved head in the supermarket that he sees in his mind as ronan, or how he uses the word “lonesome” to refer to both himself and ronan (he thinks it over and over again about ronan in chapter 20 of bllb), emphasising this connection between the two of them that even gansey, cabeswater and the rest of the gang notice in that book. these aspects, unlike adam’s feelings for ronan, are easier to highlight and point to: “looking like a pair of horror movie twins”, how adam and ronan keep saying the same things at the same time and then exchanging wry glances, blue noticing them disappearing all the time together, gansey noticing ronan had not been afraid for adam when the scaffolding fell on him at aglionby bc he knew cabeswater would save him, etc. etc.

looking at all these elements separately, sure, i see how you could say there’s no evidence to support adam’s feelings for ronan. but add everything up, step back and look at the bigger picture? i really do believe adam is starting to reciprocate a romantic attachment. i’m not convinced he’s aware of it, but i do think the foundation is there. that’s the thing with maggie’s writing, it demands you to work for it, to look beyond what’s being said on the page and see a deeper conclusion. and every time i reread the series i’m more and more convinced that an important part of adam’s story that is being told is the evolution of his relationship with ronan and how his own feelings are transforming from platonic regard to something more. 

tl;dr – this text post sums it up pretty well:

adam parrish in the raven boys: ronan is an annoying pest and i only put up with him for gansey’s sake

adam parrish in blue lily lily blue: ronan is an actual God

lmao again this is all just my opinion so if you still don’t see it, that’s okay! some ships just don’t resonate with some people, no matter how canonical they are or aren’t. but i’ll leave you with what maggie herself says, which is that ronan has hope adam feels the same. so at this point, seeing as pynch is one of my biggest ever otps, i’m just keeping my fingers crossed that ronan is right :’)))

things i noticed/thought about during my third tmfu viewing:

  • solo with the fräulein schmidt reference!!
  • german police referring to illya as a giant
  • illya saying “excuse me, dear” to an old lady
  • how many takes do you think armie and henry did of throwing bugs at each other ? how many? are there bloops. i need to know
  • illya playing with solo’s tools when he’s cracking the safe 😏
  • how distraught gaby looks after calling waverly like she knows she’s gonna put illya in danger but more importantly is he ever gonna trust her again
  • there is a super brief moment in the car chase where solo and gaby make eye contact and he mouths “hold on” to her and it’s so fast that i missed it the first two times i watched it but GAH I LOVE THEIR FRIENDSHIP AND COMPATIBILITY 
  • also do you think illya is a gymnast because i kind of do. no one does sambo and judo without a little gymnastics amirite