jessicamarcia requested: Jungkook + Idol/Fan AU Pairing: Jungkook | Reader Genre: Fluff Word Count: 17,378 Author’s Note: Tbh I had some apprehension about this request because an idea I stumbled upon that just kept coming back to me was directly from this fantasy I kept about having about what would happen if I ever meet Jungkook and how and this just feels very personal to me as a result. Regardless, I decided to share because I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t decide to contribute my pain to the fandom.
ALSO, sentences in italics are being spoken in Korean.
Summary: You never understood the gravity of your position as an intern working Kcon until you fall for one of your favorite idols, Jeon Jungkook—quite literally too.
Sometimes you think you have a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to your job.
On one hand, it’s a pretty incredible opportunity, one that you acknowledge not a lot of people get to experience first hand: which is working as an intern in the event operations department for Kcon—the annual Korean convention in which big Kpop groups will travel around the world to bring their music and their joy to the international fanbase. For someone who never actually had the means and the ability to make the trip as an audience member of your own accord, it’s fascinating to witness the back-the-scenes sight of how much effort and how much time goes into planning and organizing an event of this scale.
And because Kcon it in of itself is half a convention and half a concert, there were always many people needed to cover the different subsections of the event, which is where your role as an intern came into play. Given that there were two interns in the department of organizing the physicality of the event, you were put on the team mainly in charge of organizing the convention while the other intern assisted with scheduling of the talents and making sure the performances would go by smoothly.
But on the other end of that spectrum, working with vendors really allows you to see how many people handle responsibility and deadlines and it makes you want to pull the hair out of your roots. You like to think of yourself as a fairly reasonable person, giving a vendor 24 hours to respond to emails at the latest before having to resort to more emails and phone call—but this is absolutely ridiculous.
BTS's reaction to you (their crush) borrowing a piece of clothing (i.e. Jungkook's flannel or one of Yoongi's sweaters) because you were cold. (IMAGINE SWEATER PAWS)
Here you go my love:)
*None of these gifs are mine, credit to their owners*
All he wanted to do was eat and the easiest way to get food to him during a hard day of practice was if you brought him something. Willing to do anything for him you slipped out of bed, grabbed the first sweatshirt you could find and headed to his favorite take out place to pick up his usual order. When you arrived outside the closed practice door he’d do a double take, smiling to himself as you stood there texting him you were there in his favorite piece of comfy clothing. He’d open the door and kiss your cheek before letting you step in to the room. He’d catch the back of the sweatshirt to make you stop and when you turned around he’d wrap his arms around your neck. ‘I think I’m going to eat and see if I can go home. You look to sweet in my clothes to not spend the rest of the day with you.’
He’d have just woken up, the two of you had an exciting night to say the least and he was exhausted. The smell of breakfast was what woke him up and with you not being beside him that could only mean one thing. He sat up and threw some pants on before reaching for the crewneck sweater he had thrown to the floor the night before but it wasn’t there. Not thinking to much about it he’d stand and make his way out of the room, the cold air that was seeping through the walls from the rainy day outside making him shiver. He’d make his way into the kitchen to see the sweater handing perfectly around your body. ‘Im cold, why did you take that.’ He’d say, smiling to himself as he wrapped his arms around your waist and bent his head so he could rest it against your neck. ‘Im making you breakfast and thats the first thing you say to me?’ You said smiling as you flipped the eggs over. ‘I take it back.’ He’d say running his hands over the soft material before giving your neck a sweet kiss and removing himself so he could go find a shirt.
He had a long day and all he wanted was to come come to you. He made you promise to try and wait up for him just so the two of you could go to bed together so when he walked through the front door and called your name while taking off his shoes he was surprised to hear your tired voice calling back to him. He walked into the living room to see you curled up on the couch with a pillow pressed to your chest as you watched what ever late night tv was on. He’d bend over and kiss your temple before you sat up, and when you did his eyes would brighten just slightly. ‘Is that mine?” He said smiling with a finger pointed towards the large sweater you had thrown on. ‘Mmm? Oh yeah, It was on the chair so I just put it on.’ you said stretching slightly. He wouldnt say anything, just smile and pull you in, knowing if he spoke his mind the two of you wouldn’t be going to bed any time soon.
You had asked him to bring you cough medicine; allergy season was getting to you and you felt like crap. He’d show up to your home with everything necessary and a little more just to make you feel better. When he walked in you would already be walking out of your room to meet him. ‘Hobi, Im allergic to pollen and you brought flowers?’ You laughed, but all he could focus on was his long sleeve shirt on your body. ‘Is that mine?’ He’d ask putting the bags of things down. ‘Yeah you left it here last time you spent the night.’ You said nonchalantly already pulling things out of the bag. ‘Ah.’ was the only thing he’d say before helping you, a smile on his face as his mind raced with reasons why you actually wanted to wear it.
You stealing his clothes was just an every day activity. He always found you wearing his t-shirts and styling them to fit your everyday style and it was his favorite. It was when he met up with you for a quick meal between practice did you wearing his clothes actually melt his heart. You had showed up with messy hair, obviously you had just woken up, and a pair of black leggings and his most worn sweatshirt, to which you kept pulling the sleeve up over your hand and pressing it to your face. He wouldn’t be able to hide his smile as you did this and when you asked him why he was he’d just smile wider. ‘I think its cute you’re in my hoodie.’ ‘Feels like your hugging me.’ you’d say with a blush before he reached across the table to stroke your cheek gently.
Always being so busy he rarely got to spend nights with you, so spending nights with him were really the only option. You had gone over early, Jungkook had carelessly left the burner on and everyone was freaking out that he would burn the dorms down. You decided to stay and clean up a bit, they were boys after all. You spend all after noon scrubbing and dusting that by the time 7 rolled around and you had set plans to cook a big dinner for them you were exhausted. Stripping of your cleaning product smelling shirt you pulled one of Tae’s button ups on and laid on his bed for what you wanted to only be two seconds. It wasn’t until the boys walked in an hour later did you wake up to their excitement of seeing the house clean. Tae would walk into the room to see you sleepily propped up on your elbows, dropped in one of his shirts. ‘What a good way to come home.’ He’d blush before moving over to you. ‘Wait Ill make dinner.’ You said, still half asleep. ‘No need,’ He’d start crawling over you. ‘Nice shirt.’ He’d say making you look down and smile. And then, cuddles.
Him coming to see you would be a surprise. He often did things like that since he felt like he was always away from you. This time was no different. At home finishing up some work you’d be startled by the sound of your door opening. You had no idea who it could have been so you quickly stood and peaked around the corner. ‘Jungkook I swear to god! You scared the crap out of me!’ You’d say pulling him into a tight hug. ‘Im sorry, we got off early.’ He’d saw wrapping his arms tightly around your waist. When he pulled out of the hug he noticed you were wearing one of his sweatshirts and a smile would break to his lips. ‘Is this mine?’ He’d ask, even though he already knew the answer.’ ‘I missed you and it smells like you… sorry.’ you said starting to take it off. ‘No, leave it. You’re so cute.’ He’d say before kissing you gently and pulling you in for another hug.
It was the bitter cold nipping at his ears that caught Jungkook off guard as he made his way through the barren campus to class.
‘Ah, I definitely underdressed,’he quietly chided himself as the chilly winds tousled his hair around– granted, that’s what he got for not checking the weather when he rolled out of bed a half an hour earlier. A cardigan was definitely not enough. It was surprisingly cold for what was supposed to be a spring morning– a steaming cup of hot coffee was the only thing to provide some sort of solace to his hands as he also forgot to wear gloves. Yet as much as he disliked the cold, he disliked morning classes even more. But alas, it was the only block of time he could fit in his schedule – the woes of being a double major.
And so, it was his rambling thoughts that accompanied him to class that morning. ‘I guess the only good thing about morning classes is how quiet it is,’ he mused as he opened the doors to the main building, finally reaching his destination. He always appreciated silence, as it was one of the rarer thing to come by these days. There was a strange sense of tranquility that the morning brought, only to be filled with the bustling chatter of college students as gradually filled up the streets to go to class as the day went on.
Upon entering the classroom, he took a preliminary scan of the seats. Much to his chagrin, a good chunk of the seats in the area that he usually sat had already been occupied by his fellow students.
Maybe getting coffee right before class was a mistake– especially considering that he woke up late.
Actually no, that was a silly thought. If he had to be honest to himself he hadn’t, he probably wouldn’t survive the morning without– the caffeinated drink was a necessity these days more than a want. Ah, but it was his own fault for staying up so late the prior night to begin with …
As he bantered back and forth with his conscience, his footsteps made way to the back row with fewer people where his eyes fell upon a young man clad in all black. But what Jungkook noticed was not the attire nor the presence of the other – rather, it was the drink sitting in front of the bespeckled young man.
It was from the very same cafe as the drink he had in his hand– one of his favorite spots. The cafe in question was one of the hidden gems he had found – not that many people knew about it as it was off campus. It was actually next to one of the dance studios he attended, but even that was a bit far from the college grounds.
“Excuse me,” he addressed the raven haired male with an inquisitive smile, taking a small step forward as if to make his presence known in the least intrusive way possible. There was a brief pause as the eyes behind the pair of glasses met his own, “is this seat taken?” – First Meeting
a/n this is my first thing ever and my requests are open!!! request scenarios, reactions, and mtl’s pls! nct only!
summary: you have a huge crush on mark and donghyuck snitches and you try your best to avoid him as much as possible
- so you’re like ,, super close with donghyuck but not as close as he is with mark
- and you like mark A LOT but you don’t even know him personally you just hear about him from donghyuck and see him around school
- and OFCOURSE you wouldn’t tell donghyuck about your crush on mark. that boy can’t keep his mouth shut even if he tried
- so like one day you’re just hanging out with donghyuck doing your own best friend-y things at this cafe
- then suddenly mark and their other friends (literally the rest of 127 but thats so irrelevant) come in so donghyucks like YOOOOO U GUYS ARE HERE TOO
- so he calls them over and hes like this is y/n they’re my bff
- and you’re like . h-hi stutter stutter bc mark!!! lee!!! is standing right in front of you
- and theyre like oh nice to meet you but we gotta get going now we’re gonna be late for our thing
- so they leave and as soon as they’re out of the door donghyuck turns to look at you and goes
- “i have no idea why i never realized”
- and you’re like “bitch what”
- and he’s like “you like mark DON’T YOU????”
- and you’re like “I DONT EVEN KNOW HIM”
- and he’s like “shut up i saw how you were looking at him earlier i bet you didn’t even see the other guys”
- and you try to defend urself by saying “i paid attention to the other guys just as much as i did to mark!!!!! the hell are u talking about”
- and so donghyucks like “then whats the name of the guy with the pink hair?”
- you’re like “tae……yeon?”
- and hes like SEEEEEEEEE
- he doesnt stop teasing you about it
- you eventually get fed up and youre like “OK I LIKE MARK NOW SHUT UP BEFORE I BREAK UR NECK!!!!! keep it a secret though or i’ll actually break your neck”
- so donghyucks like “ofcourse your secrets safe with me”
- you don’t trust him but you don’t really think much of it
- so a few days pass and you’re at school and you notice marks kinda glancing at you but he never really says hi
- but youre like oh maybe he just recognizes me from the cafe
- and this happens a couple more times which makes u feel kinda :3333 bc mark lee is looking at u but maybe he just looks at everyone so ur also like ;((((
- then probably a week after the cafe thing you’re eating lunch with donghyuck at school and you notice he’s really quiet
- and he’s being EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA nice for some reason and youre like. this can’t be real
- so you’re like “what are you hiding”
- and donghyuck stares at you in shock
- then he stuffs a whole spoon of rice into his mouth
- and he’s like “imayormaynothavetoldmarkyoulikehim”
- and you obviously didn’t understand a thing he said because it was muffled by all that RICE
- so you ask him “what did u say”
- and he swallows his food and goes “DON’T GET MAD AT ME PROMISE YOU WON’T GET MAD”
- you’re like ok i promise
- and donghyucks like “i told mark you like him”
- AND YOU KICKED HIM IN THE LEG FROM UNDER THE TABLE SO FAST
- HE’S LIKE “YOU SAID YOU WOULDNT BE MAD YOU PROMISED”
- and you’re like “YOU KNEW I’D GET MAD”
- then you two are just sitting there in silence til u finally calmed down and went “when did u tell him”
- and donghyuck says “like … last week maybe”
- and you’re like UGH THATS WHY HES BEEN STARING but u dont tell donghyuck that because hes annoying so u say “what did he say”
- so donghyuck goes “he just said oh really?”
- and you’re like OH REALLY ?
- TF DOES THAT MEAN
- so ur over it (on the outside, because you don’t wanna talk about it with donghyuck anymore) but on the inside you’re silently freaking out and now you don’t wanna have any encounters with mark at all
- so you start avoiding being near him at all times
- see him in the library? RUN!!!!
- oh he’s in the nurses office too? you’re suddenly not sick
- donghyuck wants you and his friends to catch a movie together??? you suddenly have so much homework sorry can’t make it
- you’re just doing everything in your will to not encounter mark because its kinda embarrassing if he addresses it ya know
- so one day you’re walking your dog in the park
- and you let her off her leash bc its safe anyway let her have fun ok whatever
- then you’re just sitting on a park bench just on your phone texting and shit
- then you look over at where your dog is and you see ANOTHER DOG HUMPING HER
- so you’re like OH MY FUCKING GOD
- and you rush over to where the two doggos are at
- and so does the owner of the other dog
- and you’re too busy RUNNING OVER TO YOUR DOG TO REALIZE THAT THE OTHER OWNER IS NONE OTHER THAN MARK LEE
- so u finally get there and u look at him and you’re like AW CRAP
- and he looks at you and goes “oh hey y/n…… sorry about this”
- and you’re like “uhhhh its fine i mean i guess she’s old enough ugh what am i saying im sorry too”
- and he just laughs and inside ur like HES SO CUTE
- but yeah deep inside you’re like “UDHDHHDHDJD THIS IS SO AWKWARD OUR DOGS ARE LITERALLY MATING AND THERES NOTHING WE CAN DO”
- so youre both just standing there awkwardly
- ……waiting for your dogs to finish
- and he breaks the silence by saying “you’re pretty close with donghyuck huh”
- and you’re like “oh uh yeah our parents are friends”
- and he’s like “if i hadn’t known better i would think you’re dating tbh”
- and you’re about to say “BUT U KNOW I LIKE U”
- but he doesn’t know that you know so you’re just like “hes like a brother to me i’d never date him”
- but then he goes “so who would u date”
- and ur like wtf is he trying to get me to say its him thats so cocky of him
- and something just comes over you because bro. mark lee is right here talking to u just take ur chance RIGHT
- and u go “i know donghyuck told you”
- and hes like ???? what
- and you’re like “you don’t have to deny it mark i know donghyuck told you about my crush on you”
- and marks like “WHAT CRUSH HE DIDNT TELL ME ANYTHING”
- and you’re like WHAT
- but what you weren’t expecting was this
- mark goes “DONGHYUCK TOLD ME HE TOLD YOU THAT I HAD A CRUSH ON YOU”
- and youre just SHOOK
- you’re like “THATS WHAT HE TOLD ME ABOUT YOU”
- and youre both too shocked at how well donghyuck planned this
- you’re literaly forgetting to acknowledge the fact that the feeling is mutual and YOUR DOGS ARE DONE MATING
- then it hits u and ur like “wait u like me?”
- and marks like “i always have??? YOU LIKE ME?”
- and youre like “I ALWAYS HAVE TOO”
- and marks like “damn….. donghyuck really did this…..”
- and you tell him you’re already planning dh’s death
- and marks like “count me in…. he’s dead to me too….”
- and you’re like “ill hold his arms you hold his legs”
- so mark goes “we should plan this thoroughly over lunch… maybe this saturday?”
- and you’re like “is that a date?”
- and he’s like “PSH NO obviously nOt its a plan to kill donghyuck”
- you’re like :333 “see you on saturday then”
- and hes like “lets not bring our dogs”
- and you’re like “agreed”
- so now you’re going on a date with mark all thanks to donghyucks devious plan. that boy lied to both of you to get the truth out GENIUS
I’m a sucker for customized Pokemon gyms in Pokemon GO so here are some I’d love to see/help create one day, (including gen3, not including legendaries, but imagine how sick it’d be if we could put THOSE in gyms…):
Eeveelution gym: Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon (I know it’s been done and I’ve seen them but I just love them)
And plenty of more are possible, like gyms full of all worms/bugs/birds/crabs/seals/dogs/cats and all certain kinds of the same animal, but a lot of those would all consist of the same type so they’d be easy to take down. But still, cool to see.
And now some personal, more creative fav ideas of mine (some have more than 6 sorry) my favs are starred and I wanna make them one day irl:
Toy Store: Swablu, Spinda, Castform, Pichu, Whismur, Teddiursa
Pet Shop*: Electrike, Skitty, Meowth, Growlithe, Houndour, Poochyena,
Anyway I had way too much fun thinking of these and it took way too long, but if you guys have any more cool ideas for a six-mon gym from gens 1-3 that could become reality in Pokemon GO, please do add them! Or better yet if you’ve seen some of these, add screenshots!
summary: you don’t know what’s wrong, and jun isn’t the same. he wishes he was human, and you wish you knew. but everything gets better eventually, and he feels whole again. wonwoo needs help.
characters: android!jun/female reader, members of svt, members of pristin
genre: angst, hurt/comfort, fluff
word count: 3.0k
a/n: soooo here’s what happens from ur pov. also more angst cause i like torturing yall n it was too much fluff in this story already also im trying to rewire nayoung’s character bc i feel like shes too ooc forgive me ill do it subtly
also i was trying to get this out sooner but i ended up getting headaches and feeling like crap for the last few days so i apologize for that
warnings: cursing, unedited sorry abt mistakes, ya just cursing
Shutting the front door behind you, you walked towards Wonwoo, who was waiting outside his own door.
“Yo.” He greeted, dark sweatshirt still pulled over his tall frame.
“You said you had something to show me?” you asked, looking around for something he might’ve been holding.
He shook his head, grinning bashfully. “Lied about that, sorry. Just wanted to get you out here. Wanted to talk for a little bit.”
It was your day off, you didn’t have to come to bighit but
you had to have your best friend who works with you as bts’ staff by your side.
Running into the building crying out, yelling your friends name. every part of
you told you to stop, turn back, don’t let anyone see you so hurt, but you
needed your best friend and even though your brain told you to stop, your body
wouldn’t listen and just kept moving forward.
You finally reach the room that
your best friend, the rest of the staff, and all bts were sitting in. you run
into the room slamming the door into the wall subconsciously. You weren’t
thinking you were too heartbroken to even breathe. You run up to your best
friend and fall at her feet “he cheated on me” you almost yelled, if you
haven’t had everyone’s attention before you certainly had it now. Your makeup
was running down your face, your hair surrounding your face wet from your
tears. You were in the midst of a panic attack.
You were surrounded by everyone. they all made
a circle around you while you sit there, arms crossed acting as a protective
barrier to your now broken heart. Your best friend slowly comes down afraid
that any subtle movement may break you completely. “it’s okay, I’m here.
Everything is going to be okay” she says very quietly, you barely heard her
over your sobs. “he cheated on me” you kept saying over and over every time
your voice getting a little smaller until you’re just mouthing the words. All
the staff members were your close friends they all helped, getting stuff for
you, comforting you.
A couple of the staff escorted
bts out of the room. “she’s already embarrassed as she is. she doesn’t need to
be more embarrassed by having you all here just watching this unfold” they all
thought, they didn’t want to say it just being nice to bts though. They all
walked out of the room and not having anywhere else to go they stayed in front
of the room waiting to be let back in. they can hear you crying your eyes out
from a mile away. They all pretended to not hear it, try to talk over it, play
music loudly to cover the heartbreaking sounds coming from that room. Nothing
worked and they ended up just sitting there quietly.
A couple minutes passed and it was dead quiet.
They hear someone in the corner, when they look over they see Jungkook there,
tears streaming down his face. “is Y/N going to be okay” he says softly.
Namjoon had enough. He was worried when you had come into the room panting,
crying out. But once you said that your now ex-boyfriend cheated on you. He was
furious he hated that someone did that to you. He walked into the room and
everyone’s eyes were on him, and then back on you. All your friends had huddled
around you while you were crying to comfort you the best they could. You looked
up eyes puffy, your face red from crying. Namjoon looked at you, trying not to
break down himself at seeing you like this. “I’m sorry” you said your voice
croaky and small. Namjoon sat down slowly to be eye level with you “why are you
sorry? I’m the one that should be saying sorry” he says. he hugs you tightly
refusing to let you go. You cry into his shoulder with the remaining tears you
had left. You both stayed like this for a while before you all hear the door
open. The rest of bts walks in. Scared to make a noise thinking you’ll break at
the slightest sound. “it’s going to be ok, we’re all here for you whenever you
need, Y/N” Hoseok says with a slight smile and you manage to mutter a small
“thank you” without crying.
Namjoon releases you and your best friend hugs
you tight “tell us what happened when you’re ready” “he…he cheated on me” you
say with your eyes closed, with the smallest voice you were surprised they even
heard you “I came home, he… he was in our bed with another girl” you said tears
streaming down your face as you recall what happened. “what he said… He said
horrible things” you said clutching your chest protecting your heart.
Your eyes were closed now refusing to remember
what he said, it hurt too much to think about it. “6 months… for 6 fucking
months he’s been cheating on me. For 6 months, every “I love you” every “you’re
the one” was a fucking lie”. You said. Namjoon just looked at you not knowing
how to respond he was infuriated that this happened to you. He started to blame
himself. “How could I let this happen. How did I not see this” thoughts like
these ran through his head. He was
balling his fists. Having to stop himself from running out of this room and
find the bastard that hurt you.
“but I’m okay guys” you said with
a empty smile. Everyone just staring at you, heartbroken that now you’re trying
to put up a strong front. The room became silent.
The room was silent but everyone’s head was
filled with loud thoughts. Your ringing phone broke the silence. You get up and
grab your phone checking to see who texted you. It was your ex-boyfriend. You
looked at the hundreds of messages he left. “Y/N”, “answer me”, “I love you”, “don’t leave me”, “I love you
Y/N”, “you know how much I love you… right?”, all sorts of messages popped up
on your phone. Your face sunk once more. You were angry now. Only seeing
red. You threw your phone against the
wall. “bullshit” was all you said before you left the room.
Namjoon followed you out “Y/N wait”
you two stood there for a bit just staring into each other’s eyes. Namjoon
remembered all the times he was around you whether it was you doing his makeup
or just talking to you. He remembered the first day he saw you the foreign new
makeup artist, who he thought was beautiful the second he saw you. He
remembered all the members talking about how you were very pretty and nice. He
remembered when the members were teasing him for having a crush on you, how you
would giggle at every stupid dad joke Jin made. How he loved your giggling and
laughter. Every sound you made sounded heavenly to him.
“Namjoon” was the only thing you could say
before he pulled you close to him, he inched closer to you, and without a
second thought he placed his lips on yours gently. he was scared at first
thinking you didn’t like him like that and reject him, not kiss him back. He
moved his lips slowly. You were shocked not knowing if you should kiss him back.
You slowly started to move your lips too and within seconds you were kissing
him back fully. You felt right, you felt safe in his embrace as he kissed you.
You didn’t want him to move away from you ending the kiss you two shared. After
what felt like an eternity he moved slowly out of the kiss letting you both
breathe. You two just stood there once more breathless, and you two both just
felt right for each other in that moment.
once you regained your strength
to move once again you turned, flustered, not knowing if you should say
something or just walk away. With a small smile, you looked at him hopeful. You thought to yourself to not get hurt again to protect your heart. It’s almost like with that kiss he fixed your broken heart and forgot all about your ex. You felt at home.
A/N: heyyy everyone! Its been so
long since I posted anything and im sorry for that. i know most of my stories
from before were actual crap but I decided to take another go at it as ive
learned more on how to write a better story and that stuff. If its not good I
apologize. I should really stick to just texts lollll. But who knows this might
actually be a somewhat decent writing piece I was pretty proud of it while
writing it tbh > <
(ps I know it ended weirdly please excuse the mess that is me)
N/A: I originally intended not to accept asks for the series I do but hey why not! Im gonna start doing more series so you can ask for a bunch more series! Anyway, here we go!
also p.s Im so so so so so sorry this took a few days to get to! I was camping then when I got back, I was moving houses and everything was just stressful and then my whole life had a brain fart and I couldn’t think of any good scenarios for this aaaaAAA. I hope you like this!
-You were chilling on the beach with you boyfriend just enjoying the nice summer sun
-Until someone fell onto your legs
-You instantly ripped off your sunglasses and glared at the person
-He was a cute boy, looked around your age
-You couldn’t even finished saying excuse me before he picked up the football next to him and ran off
-You rolled your every and laid back down, trying to forget the rudeness of that guy
-Times passed and you and your boyfriend got up to leave the beach and go home
-As you’re leaving you feel a poke on your back
-It was the same guy from earlier
-You told your boyfriend to go ahead to change so he didn’t have to see you get angry at this guy
-Just as you were about to scold him, he started talking
-”I meant to apologize for falling on you but I was too embarrassed. Im so sorry”
-You felt a little connection to him, like you could relate and understand him
-You let out a big sigh
-”Its ok, I forgive you. Just be more careful”
-He nodded before smiling
-Your heart dropped
-His smile was so adorable, you couldn’t control your face from turning red
-”Hey, I work at a local coffee shop down the street from the beach, wanna go tomorrow, I’ll hook you up with some free coffee?”
-You happily nodded and the two of you parted ways
-”I forgot to ask his name, crap!”
-The next day, you opened the doors to the shop and looked around
-The guy was sitting at a table with his face in his phone
-You walked up to him and gave a little wave
-His face jolted up and he gave that sweet smile again
-You sat down and he instantly started talking
-”I should’ve introduced myself yesterday. I’m Park Woojin. Im guessing that guy with you was your boyfriend right?”
-”I’m Y/N, and… how did you know that?”
-”I’m not surprised a pretty girl like you has a boyfriend”
-You thanked him and he went to sneak you guys coffees from the back
-While he was gone, you had the urge to look at his phone
-He had a selfie of what must’ve been him and a few friends
-Once Woojin came back, he handed over a coffee and sat down
-”Well, since you have a boyfriend, being best-friends works for us!”
-Your heart began to flutter again
-You sat alone in your room; crying
-Your friend texted you a picture of your boyfriend out in town with another girl, his arm around her, being all lovey to eachother
-It was about a year since you met Woojin and the two of you texted and called back and forth everyday
-Of course he’d be worried when you suddenly didn’t answer his call, espically at the scheduled time you guys have always called eachother at
-And of course you gave him the key to your apartment because you trust him with your life
-You heard a loud knock at your door before hearing it unlock and open
-”Y/N! Please tell me your okay! Please please please!”
-You heard another knock, on your bedroom door this time
-”Y/N, you’re in here right. I’m coming in
-The door opened slowly and Woojin walked in
-You looked up at him, tears streaming down your face
-He didn’t say a word, just walked over to you and hugged you
-You eventually bursted into tears and told him everything that was on your mind
-”I always knew he was a jerk. Ugh he can go suck it”
-You laughed at how caring he was
-”So… I can’t just let a single girl who looks like you walk freely can I?”
-You tiled your head in confusion
-He booped your nose
-”Of course now, we have to date!”
-His once again iconic smile came out
-The second his smile went away and he went flat faced, you pulled him into a kiss
-”You don’t know how long I waited to do that Woojin”
How & when do you discover your signiture style in oainting?
I don’t think there’s an exact moment or formulaic how I, or anyone for that matter, found a ‘style’. There was a certain period and a few works of mine from years earlier, which I do think to be the turning point for the pathway to where my work is now though.
Up until three years ago, I used to dabble in a number of different ‘styles’, ranging from manga/anime, caricature cartoon, superhero comic, realism, and even abstract at one point. Heck, I even tried vector-art! It wasn’t until my final years at high school where I think my work began to take more solid form in terms of subject matter, style, colour etc.
This piece above, was done at the start of 2013. There was something ‘dreamy, surreal and magical’ about it, and I like to think of it as a result of me dabbling in so many different styles. In all those years of experimentation, parts of what I loved about each respective style combined to form this direction for my work; a blend between anime/cartoon/realism portraiture, a sense of abstract/surrealism through visual elements (like the hair) and colour. For the rest of 2013, I spent the year developing my art final for my art subject around this concept, which led me to experimenting with this newfound style further. I loved the direction, and had to take it further, refining my digital style and love for these ‘ethereal ladies’
Above, is my high school ‘art final’, which was a refined style of the first image. It was me wanting to push more realism and completely separate visual elements like the skin, from these more surreal/abstract representation of the hair. I loved it, and I didn’t stop there. This style exploration eventually led to me creating my first watercolour work in pushing this direction.
This above piece, played on the same qualities and aspects that I loved about this newfound style, and I began to feel comfortable in it, to a point where I even tried to replicate those principles into watercolor. This very piece, I believe, is the root of my ‘style’ that I still have today with my watercolor work.
It’s hard to tell someone exactly how to find a style, because a style can be determined in so many different ways. It can be a style based on colour, a style based on visuals, a style based on ideas/themes or even a style simply based on subject matter. For me, I think the way I found my style was because I was able to somehow merge all these aspects I loved about those styles I wanted to replicate all those years. I was able to combine my love for anime, realism, portraiture, superhero comics, cartoons & caricatures, and even abstract art.
The thing is, don’t get too bogged down by this idea of needing to find and have a completely mindblowing and unique style. My work and style is definitely flawed and I’m sure there are thousands of artists whom my work is similar to. A lot of people feel like they HAVE to have a style, otherwise it doesn’t validate themselves as artists, and that can be more detrimental. We get caught up in this idea that without a style, we’re sucky and it makes us unsatisfied and want to give up.
Everyone has their own unique little quirks and kinks that makes their work unique. Two people can draw the EXACT same drawing style visually, but their ideas and themes throughout their work can be completely different, and that is still stylistically unique! Keep practicing and experimenting with what you love, because what you already do is a reflection of what you want your work to show, it might just take time for you to realize what’s so special or unique about it.
Keep going, because when you do stumble across it one day, it’ll definitely be worth the wait.