impromptu performance

So through the years it’s become a necessity for the Batfam to get good at distracting large groups of civilians so that other members can sneak off and change or so that no one really notices that ‘hey Red Robin and Spoiler just left and now Tim Drake and that blonde chick are entering the room all disheveled-like’. 

So I headcanon that, even though it’s not anything official, they all have signature ploys that they use whenever there’s a need for them to distract a large group of civilians from whatever nonsense is going on.

Bruce: Bruce usually just becomes ‘Brucie’ and knocks something over/falls off of whatever he’s on/trips/laughs really loudly at ‘a joke he just remembered’.  Legends are still told about the time Bruce Wayne knocked over six (6) priceless vases at a charity auction in the span of twenty minutes.

Dick: Dick usually leaps atop whatever table/furniture is around and loudly announcing his intentions to start a boy-band to honor his heroes Britney Spears/Bruno Mars.  Every time this happens the Internet basically shuts down for a few hours.  Sometimes he signs a song if extra distracting is needed (usually ‘Circus’ or ‘Uptown Funk’) and every time the name of his band is different.  Notable band names include Titans of Pop, Dick’s Dicks, and The Scaly Panties.

Barbara: okay, we all know that Babs is totally an activist for a number of causes.  So she usually either ends up roasting whatever Republican congressmen happens to be nearby (happens mostly at Bruce’s galas) or starting random mobs of protests based on whatever she’s feeling particularly passionate about at the moment. 

Jason: Jason has the advantage of being Legally Dead, so he doesn’t have to worry about ruining his reputation or civilian ID.  Jason also has the advantage of being a Relentless Shit, so usually he either starts spewing the most ridiculous conspiracies about Batman (fun fact- Jason was the one who first spilled the beans that Batman and Bruce Wayne had a torrid ten-year-long love affair) or he lets everyone in on the secret Wayne gossip he just dug up.  Nothing harmful, mostly stuff about Dick getting drunk and marrying a goat, Tim Drake being a cyborg, Damian Wayne actually being six and not ten. 

Duke: Duke really tries his best to be good in his civilian ID.  He’s usually the one pointing out the window and yelling ‘WAS THAT BATMAN?!?!?’ while Bruce and the others sneak off in the other directions.  One time though, there was an emergency and he just couldn’t think of anything to do.  And that’s the story of the time Duke Thomas re-enacted forty-five minutes of the first Lord of the Rings movie (perfectly, as witnesses will attest) to stop Riddler and the Penguin from killing hostages at a Wayne family gala. 

Cass: Cass dances.  Sometimes it’s elegant ballet, and she’ll take different partners in the crowd until everyone is clapping and laughing and hoping that the Princess of Gotham picks them next.  Sometimes it’s hypnotizing break-dancing that usually ends up in a huge crowd with everyone straining to take video.  Several of her impromptu performances have made it online, and she already has curious letters coming from Julliard and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

Tim: while Tim isn’t quite a meme yet, his ability to do the weirdest shit while sleep-deprived is something that everyone in Gotham is deeply aware of.  There is no predicting what Tim will do if he has to distract people.  Some of his past stunts have included him singing both parts of ‘Fuck You’ from Holy Musical B@man, reciting the entire Gettysburg Address while trying to cram seven strawberries in his mouth, and starting a food fight at one of the Wayne Foundation charity events.

Stephanie: Steph is notorious because she really doesn’t have anything to lose.  She’s done everything from creating mosh pits in Gotham’s main road to encouraging people to pick out ‘souvenirs’ (read: Bruce’s property’)  from the gala.  Her favorite distraction though has been the time where she convinced Harley Quinn and a room of three hundred shocked people that she was Bohemian Rhapsody Wayne, Bruce’s lovechild from Texas. 

Damian: the first time Damian had to distract a large crowd, Jason gave him the helpful advice of ‘Just scream.’  And so Damian did.  He screamed for the entire fifteen minutes it took for the entire assembled Batfam to change into costume and bust in through the windows.  Bruce Wayne later told the press that it was ‘a showcasing of modern art, something Damian greatly enjoys’.  Damian’s real showstopping distractions though are his Animal Ratings.  He finds whatever dog/cat/bird/rat is nearest and loudly starts examining/praising it.  Rumor has it that the Gotham elite now smuggle their dogs into Bruce’s parties in the hopes that Damian will give their pooches an 11/10 (which is a joke because that’s the only rating Dami is capable of giving any animal)

like real people do p.2 | jungkook

summary: the feelings for your friends with benefits are changing. months pass, and you feel your gut telling you that you want more. you’re just not sure if he feels the same.

college student!reader, friends with benefits!jungkook

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this component is based off russ’s cherry hill

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It’s Okay, I Hate Me Too. (Langst)

I posted this on AO3, but I decided to post it on here too because I love it so much ahah (also this is OOC)~

Being overlooked wasn’t a foreign feeling for Lance.

Back at the Garrison, he often heard a plethora of insults directed towards him, said by students and instructors alike. A lot of them from Iverson, the dude who oversaw the cadets. Man, he hated Iverson.

He happened to be strolling past a group of his peers. They were looking at him from the wall they were propped up against.

“Did you hear about that one guy Lance? He just failed his simulation test for the fifth time in a row.”

“Yeah, I did. The dude’s pathetic. How’d he even get accepted into the Garrison in the first place?”

“He only got into the fighter pilot class because Keith dropped out. I’m shocked Lance wasn’t the one to get dropped.”

“He can’t even handle the shit in the cargo pilot class. He’s pathetic.”

Lance just smiled. It’s okay, I hate me too.


“We’re going to have to visit the Worbla planet for some supply negotiations,”  Allura says, after shortly gathering all the paladins plus Coran for a meeting. “The Worblon are fairly nice aliens, so the negotiations should go fairly quickly. So be on your best behavior,” Her light tone disappears as her eyes land on Lance. The mood suddenly becomes more hostile. “Especially you, Lance. You stay in the back. I don’t want you messing this up.”

Lance lets out a nervous, breathy laugh. “Got it, princess.” Allura narrows her eyes even more. Great, she doesn’t trust me. I should’ve seen that coming, though.

The castle-ship lands on the planet. The Worblon gather around the paladins in awe, talking amongst themselves.

“Can you believe it?! It’s the paladins of Voltron!”

“Strong and mighty, strong and mighty.”

“Amazing!”

Allura gains a confident stature when the leader of the Worblon comes forward. They both go somewhere else to talk. Shiro and Keith have a private conversation. Pidge and Hunk had a ‘who can fit their fist into their mouth’ competition. Lance stood by himself until several aliens approached him.

“Excuse me,” The Worblon said, looking up at Lance. “Aren’t you the blue paladin of Voltron?”

Lance gave a soft smile. “Yeah, I am. I pilot one of the legs.” And I’m also the most overlooked member of Voltron…

“You’re not as uptight as the other members,” Another smiled. “I like that. You’re very lighthearted. I don’t think you get stressed in battle. The others are so serious, so scary. You’re, ah, cool.” Lance’s eyes lit up and he gave a genuine grin. This was the first compliment he’s ever received.

“Thank you.”

LANCE!” A voice screeched from behind him. He turned around and saw the fuming face of Allura stomping towards him. Her fists were balled up, and she had gritted teeth. The Worblon he talked to slowly backed away. Lance gulped. What did I do now?

“I specifically told you to stay in the back! What are you even doing?!” She yelled, and the other paladins looked at Lance. They all had the expression of “Jeez Lance, you already messed up?”.
“You’re messing things up again, aren’t you?!”

She turned towards the Worblon. “I apologize for whatever he did. He doesn’t seem to have any seriousness in his body.” The Worblon looked at her, confused.

“He didn’t do anything wrong. In fact, we were just complimenting him. You should be more like him, he’s very lighthearted compared to the serious faces of you guys.”

Allura just gave a forced smile and commanded all of the paladins to go back onto the castle-ship.


“Did you trick the Worblon or something?” Allura asked him later, during a meeting. “We all know the real you. You’re not the one to be complimented on.” Ouch.

“Yeah,” Pidge piped up. “You don’t take anything seriously. You don’t do well in battle either. What’s there to compliment?” The others laughed. Lance just bit his lip and exited the room. It’s okay, I hate me too.


Well, at least the Worblon were nice enough to compliment him.


Lance and the other paladins were currently in a battle with the Galra. Ships surrounded them.

“Pidge, use your invisibility cloak to get us close to the main ship. Keith and I will cover while you and Hunk shut down their ion cannons. Hopefully Pidge will get the information they need,” Shiro speaks from the com, but pauses. “Oh, and Lance, just don’t do anything stupid. We don’t need you goofing off and jeopardizing the mission.”

Lance sighed. “Got it.”

They all split up, each lion tackling their own problem. Lance just wandered around, carefully aiming the giant energy rifle on his lion to blast random Galra ships in his line of vision. He wanted to be careful, because if he fucked something up, then Shiro was going to scold and berate him while the other paladins looked at him with no pity.

Suddenly, the ion cannon blasted Blue, and she went spiraling off into space. Lance got dislodged from his seat and was hitting nearly every wall inside of Blue.

A weird-looking sheet of metal got lodged into Lance’s side. He screamed in pain, and he widened his eyes at the sight of the blood. Another piece of metal punctured Lance’s right eye. He saw a flash of blindingly bright light, and then darkness. He screamed his heart out, and then blacked.


When he woke up, he discovered that the inside of Blue looked like a crime scene. Blood was everywhere. He looked down at his armor to find out that it was damaged severely.

“You okay, Blue?” He rasped, and Blue responded with a purr. She was alright. “Good. ‘Cause I’m going to need you to fly us back to the castle-ship. She started moving.

He reached for his helmet and put it on, hoping to communicate with his teammates to signal that he strayed. Instead, he heard more slander.

“Lance screwed up again. “ Pidge.

“We clearly gave him instructions, how hard is it to follow them?” Keith.

“They were simple orders. I’m honestly kind of shocked.” Hunk.

“Don’t be. When he gets back, I’ll make sure to reprimand him for the trouble he’s caused.” Allura.

“I second that. He needs to learn to take things seriously. We’re saving the universe, this isn’t a board game.” Shiro.

Lance threw his helmet to the other side of the area. He felt tears coming out of his eyes, and he released a shaky breath. He tried his best to huddle into a ball. It’s okay, I hate me too.


Lance put Blue into her hangar and slowly limped into the halls of the castle. He was forced to perform an impromptu stitching on his side with a random first-aid kit he found because the wound was starting to become worse. His eye, however, was a different story. It was still bleeding, and the area around it was slightly swollen.

He heard the voices of his teammates coming from the meeting hall. Holding his side, he limped over to the door. He stopped when he heard the topic the teammates were talking about.

“Honestly, Lance is quite pathetic. He can’t hold off very well on his own, judging by his performance in this battle.”

“He didn’t get his beauty sleep,” A chorus of laughs echoed. “You know how terrible he gets without his beauty sleep. Or manicure, whatever.”

“He acts so much like a kid. How did his parents even deal with him? He’s in his late teens. I’m sure his family was glad when they heard the news of him moving out.”

“He’s a walking, talking disaster.”

Lance slowly opened the door and limped into the room. His teammates, Allura, and Coran gasped at the sight they saw. That was the first time he saw the look of sympathy directed towards him on their faces. He coughed, and blood splattered onto the floor. He gave a weak smile.

“It’s okay, I hate me too.”

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The power went out during Green Day’s show at the Southside Festival and Billie did an impromptu solo performance of American Idiot and let the crowd sing the song 😭

Balcony Scene (ALiL Deleted Scene)

Summary: (College!AU): In which an impromptu performance of Shakespeare occurs at the foot of your stairs.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1,558

A/N: @snugglebuck requested: Omg so I just say this prompt list and one of them was “i was on my balcony and you started loudly quoting romeo and juliet at me” and all I could think about was ALIL and Bucky doing this or like even when the reader is at the top of a staircase and like even better when he’s drunk or something. This takes place between “The Honeymoon Phase” and “Jealousy”

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist + Soundtrack

@avengerstories - I can’t thank you enough for always editing my stuff for me. 

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After what felt like an endless day of classes, you decide to treat yourself to a night off. In order to fully enjoy yourself, you change into the coziest pajamas you can find and take all of your best snacks out of hiding. Once you’ve gotten everything you need in order, you close the door to your room and turn off the lights. The darkness adds to the overall movie theater atmosphere that you want to create for your night of Netflix and relaxation.

You’re halfway through your second movie when your door flies open. The bright light from the hallway is a shock to your system and you cover your eyes automatically, blindly searching for the space bar on your laptop to pause what you’re watching. “What?”

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Explained: Glee defense meme
  • The Glee Defense is primarily text-based meme involving variations of the phrase “X can’t be homophobic because they were on Glee.”
  • SuperCorp is a ship between Lena Luthor and Kara, characters from the CBS/The CW show Supergirl.
  • During a July 2017 interview at ComicCon, the cast performed an impromptu song with the lyrics, “They’re not gonna get together, they’re only friends!” as a reference to the SuperCorp ship.
  • Fans of the show protested, calling the cast and writers of Supergirl homophobic for not treating the lesbian ship more seriously. An apology by Supergirl actor Jeremy Jordan furthered angered fans who considered it insincere.
  • The following day, Tumblr user @chloeniccole emailed the publicist of Melissa Benoist (who plays Kara), explaining the concerns of the SuperCorp fandom.
  • Benoist’s publicist responded to the email, stating that the cast’s behavior was not homophobic. Below are selected quotes from the publicist’s email:

Chloe: neither Melissa or Jeremy or any of the cast members marginalized any individual, regardless of orientation, by saying “Kara and Lena” are just friends… It’s wholly irresponsible to publicly admonish anyone, as you have on your social media platforms, and I mean anyone, for such a broad and unsubstantiated interpretation of the S2 recap. That, Chloe, is actually the definition of defamation.

You’ve indicted people who are genuine ambassadors of acceptance, compassion and equality and have proven as much, not on only Glee but on SUPERGIRL and in their own personal lives.

Sing Movie Headcannons: Johnny's Garage

•After that last performance and before the New Moon Theater was opened, the group didn’t have a place to practice and perform.
•That is, until Johnny found an old piano in the back of his garage. It was old and untuned, and covered by a dusty tarp, but in fixable condition.
•Johnny called up Mrs. Crawly because she knows how to tune a piano, and they got it back in working order.
•The sound of piano music attracted some of his neighbors, and before he knew it, Johnny was having an impromptu performance for his street.
•This inspired him to turn the garage from a gangster den to a low-cost place to make some music.
•Johnny called up everyone to help him renovate-except Buster, because that koala was more likely to accidentally destroy the garage than fix it, no offense to him- to help.
•Rosita is an Rube Goldberg engineering genius. Using nothing but the tools in the garage, she created a surround-sound speaker system, an elevated stage(with a concrete block in the middle to prevent stomping-related disasters), a backdrop system, and a lighting system. In one day.
•Seriously. Everyone else is in awe and slightly scared of her. Johnny barely recognizes the place.
•Ash likes coming over to rock out for several reasons: the speaker system is great for something salvaged out of car parts, she can fling her quills without worrying about the furniture, and she doesn’t have to think about her asshole ex.
•Meena likes having the option to close the garage door when her anxiety gets to be too much for her, and she likes not having to worry about breaking anything with her stomping.
•Rosita insists on coming over at least once a week with leftovers and cleaning supplies to help Johnny tidy up.
•They hold a lot of concerts, and get a pretty impressive amount of tips.
•After a few complaints, though, they have to shut down the speakers and keep the noise level down after 9 pm.
•Johnny was initially worried about what his dad would think of all the changes, but when he showed him the pictures, his dad just smiled and told him that he’d support him whole-heartedly.
•Gunter has been eternally forbidden from ripping off clothes on the property after The Incident.
•Once Rosita swore she saw a mouse crying into a ragged hat during a concert as Meena performed, but she couldn’t tell if it was Mike from how ragged he looked. He disappeared the next time she looked.
•Meena began taking piano lessons with Johnny and Mrs. Crawly, and guitar lessons from Ash. She’s determined to learn as much about music as she can.
•After the New Moon Theater opened, they still held free concerts at the garage occasionally, but they mostly just hung out there.
•Behind the backdrops, in the “home” part of the garage, one sign of Johnny’s former life still remains: a small punching bag attached to a beam.

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Roman Hand Standing Acrobat, 1st-2nd Century AD

A bronze statuette of an acrobat on a round, drum-shaped base, standing on his hands, body arching slightly and legs together; wearing a loin cloth and cap decorated with floral pattern; eyes inlaid with silver. 12cm (4 ¾").

Acrobats in ancient Rome could perform at a number of venues; either in theatres, as ‘gap fillers’ between gladiatorial contests at the amphitheatre, at private parties or at impromptu street performances and fairs. A convivium was a dinner party with family, friends or associates. It was somewhat like a Greek symposium except that it was generally regarded as a chance to talk business or politics rather than philosophy and weighty matters. A commissatio was a wild drinking party. Prostitutes, jugglers, musicians, acrobats, actors and fire-eaters entertained guests at the banquets of wealthy Romans. From the descriptions given by Roman authors these banquets were lavish affairs with rose petals scattered on the floor, mechanical devices lowering acrobats and entertainers from the ceiling and slaves blew exotic scents into the room.  The Emperors also had special entertainment barges constructed on some of the ornamental lakes in the parks of Rome where acrobats entertained the guests.

Liam Payne at musical.ly HQ

At today’s #MuserMingle at musical.ly, Liam Payne was featured as our special guest! 😻🎶  At the mingle, Liam and our top musers were able to meet and create content together to Liam’s hit song Strip That Down. Make sure to check out the #StripThatDown campaign on musical.ly now! 

@Mark Thomas & Liam

Muser squad!

@ AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys and @Iamkudzi posing for a flick!

@James Charles 😻

Funny face 😜 @Cristian Oliveras 

3/5 of Next Town Down & Liam!

Is this precious or what?? 

@Croes Bros and @Cristian Oliveras ⚡️

A RARE impromptu performance from AJ! 

& an impromptu performance from @Zach Clayton 😎

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Another post for KagoMay with @grapefruitwannabe​!! :) So happy to be able to collab!!! 

The villagers had often wondered what exactly the girl from the future saw in the rough-edged boy from the past. They were more often than not seen fighting and causing problems for all sorts of people (not necessarily the girl, but they boy was known for his destructive tendencies when she was gone).

While it was interesting to see them interact, rumors had it that the two of the could be rather sweet to each other when they thought no one was watching - Kaede being the start and fodder of the rumor.

“He slept with his head on her lap all day yesterday. She was reading one of her ‘books’ and let him. It was the quietest my home’s been since they came back. He isn’t even injured!” Kaede stood in the middle of a group of the village women, gossiping about the two teens currently somewhere in the forest. “When he woke up, she asked him to take her on a walk!”

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I know there’s already tons of Victuuri role reversal fics out there, but I couldn’t help it, so have another:

  • Viktor Nikiforov has looked up to Yuuri Katsuki for as long as he can remember. Yuuri Katsuki with his soft smiles and quiet demeanor, his beautiful step sequences and soulful performances. Victor’s biggest dream is to skate on the same ice as his idol one day.
  • But Victor is excitable and impatient and much too full of himself. Victor flubs his jumps because he’s thinking too far ahead of his program, Victor doesn’t listen to his coach enough, Victor messes up in his first GPF ever and loses out on his chance to stand next to his idol on the podium.
  • The loss hits him hard, and Victor feels his resolve start to waver, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time for him to retire.
  • But later, as Yakov rants at him and his bullheadedness while they’re at the GPF banquet, Victor just ignores his coach in favor watching with horrified fascination as Yuuri circulates the room, talking to sponsors and other skaters, getting steadily more and more drunk as he drinks flute after flute of champagne. And before he knows it, Yuuri has pulled Victor’s younger rinkmate, Yuri Plisetsky, into a dance off. None of the other guests seem at all surprised at the outcome, and Phichit Chulanont, the silver medalist (and Yuuri’s rinkmate), has already whipped out his phone and is recording.
  • Seeing Victor’s stunned expression, Phichit laughs and asks, “This is your first GPF banquet, isn’t it? Don’t look so worried! Yuuri gets like this every year. And every year, when he sees the photos and videos, he vows to be more careful next time. It never happens.”
  • Victor is still stunned, and possibly a little smitten. It especially doesn’t help when his best friend, 20-year-old Christophe Giaccometti, somehow manages to gets his hands on a stripper pole, and starts an impromptu pole dancing performance with Japan’s Living National Treasure.
  • Later that night, after Victor himself was also somehow pulled into the dancing, the 23-year-old almost dies of sheer happiness when a supremely drunk Yuuri stumbles his way over to him and drapes himself over Victor’s shoulders, marvelling about how soft and pretty his hair is, and what a shame it is that Victor had cut it.
  • (Victor, who hasn’t had long hair since his junior days almost five years ago, almost has a heart attack at finding out that Yuuri knows that little tidbit about him.)
  • When Phichit walks over, laughing, to try and drag his wayward best friend back up to their shared hotel room, Yuuri becomes stubborn, wrapping his arms tighter around Victor’s shoulders and whining to Phichit about how, “But look how adorable he is! I wanna take him home and keep him foreeeeever! Ne, Victor, what do you think? Do you want to come home with me? My parents own an onsen back home in Japan, and I’m sure you’d love it! I can-I can be your coach too! Don’t you think that would be amazing?”
  • Eventually, Phichit is able to get Yuuri to let go of Victor, and he slowly and painstakingly gets most of his friend’s clothes back on him before they both escape back to their hotel room.
  • Victor doesn’t get to talk to Yuuri again for the rest of the season. Where Yuuri continues on to win Gold at both Worlds and Four Continents, Victor goes into a downward spiral, doing miserably at the Russian nationals and not even qualifying for Worlds. He’s completely lovesick and still mooning over Yuuri, wondering if Yuuri’s offer to coach him had been made in all seriousness. After all, Yuuri’s home rink is in Detroit, so why would he have asked Victor to go to his hometown in Japan?
  • But then, at the end of the figure skating season, the internet breaks when Katsuki Yuuri announces that he is taking a break from figure skating to return to his hometown in Japan. Victor takes this as a sign that Yuuri’s offer to be his coach is still up and completely serious. So he packs up all his belongings and flies to Japan with his dog, Yurachin, and somehow convinces Yuuri into becoming his figure skating coach.
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[drabble] all the reasons why you think yoongi shouldn’t date you, but all the more reasons why he thinks he should

“One date, that’s it.”

You sighed again, re-adjusting your slumped position on your bed. It’s been nearly two weeks since Yoongi first asked you out on a date. The moment the words left his lips, you were filled with doubt. Doubt about yourself, about a potential relationship, about ruining your friendship. “One date’s going to lead to much more and then wha-bam—we’re dating.”

He sat at the foot of your bed, taking one of your legs in one of his hands and beginning to massage your foot. “What’s wrong with that?”

“Don’t do that,” you pulled your foot out of his grasp. “My feet are gross.”

“So? You’re always on your feet working 24/7. You need it.” He leaned back on his elbow, watching you sit up and criss-cross your legs. You closed your laptop and just watched him fiddle with his phone.

“There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t date me.”

Yoongi merely rolled his eyes, “You’re exaggerating.”

Silence filled the room as you studied the man laying on your bed in front of you. From the mop of messy bleached strands brushing his forehead to his tired eyes staring endlessly at his phone, to the slope of nose to his undoubtedly pink lips, he looked like a heaven-sent god.

You didn’t think you were someone Yoongi could be interested in romantically.

Then again, you were one of his best friends. You two shared everything with each other, you were always on the same page. Where he was, you were usually in the same vicinity, if not, he was texting you or sending you messages.

Your friendship was something you treasured dearly, you didn’t want to ruin it by jumping headfirst into a relationship. That wasn’t you—that wasn’t Yoongi either, which means that he did think about this.

But doubt still filled your head. You immediately blurted out the first thing that came to mind, “I’m a pain in the ass.”

“Everyone else in the world is too.” He rebutted.

You glanced around your small studio apartment, the stack of dirty dishes in your kitchen sink catching your eye. “I’m a terrible cook.”

“There’s take-out, restaurants, and we can try cooking too, we made that one dinner last time.” Your mind went to the one moment you and Yoongi cooked together at his dorm’s kitchen, how you left the meat cooking in the pan for too long and accidentally dried it out too much because Yoongi kept you distracted with his impromptu musical performances featuring his off-key singing voice and spectacular dance moves. It was definitely a night to remember when you woke up from Yoongi’s shoulder on the couch to Seokjin’s yelling at you both for dirtying up his kitchen with overcooked meat and bland rice.

You paused, looking at your closed laptop and open notebook, “I’m super busy with work and classes.”

“I’m busy with recording, practices and touring, but I’m willing to make it work if you are.”

“I’m bad at texting you back right away.”

“That’s a lie, you always text me back.” Okay, he definitely caught you in that lie. “And I’ll be okay as long as you do remember eventually.”

“I look terrible in the morning.”

“I don’t care what you look like in the morning.” He grumbled, not even sparing you a glance as his eyes stayed on his phone. “I’ll be fine as long as you’re next to me.”

You felt your cheeks blush and you leaned back in your bed, staring up at the white ceiling as you racked your brain for another excuse. All you heard was Yoongi’s music playing and his incessant tapping on his screen. Once you came up with another reason, you sat straight up, “I bottle up all my feelings inside and I won’t tell you anything unless you directly ask me and pester me till I blow up.”

“Good thing I got all the time in the world.”

“Yah!” You smacked him with your pillow, a pout on your lips as he raised his hands up innocently. “Stop being so slick.” He laid on his back with a smile beaming up at you, his eyes turning into half-moons as he stared up at you. That gummy smile was going to be the death of you.

You bit your lip, “One date, yah?”

“One date.” He repeated with finality. His sincerity pulled at your heart strings again. You didn’t have to look at him to know that the corners of his gummy smile was probably reaching his ears.

“Give me one reason why I should.”

“Because I like you and you like me, simple as that.”

a/n: a little something something I thought of, simple as that:) 

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Oscar Wilde Awards Honors Irish-Hollywood Connection
Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for sa…
By Will Thorne

Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for satire,” he says, “particularly in this administration. But it’s hard to satirize, hard to go broader than what we have seen.”

Asked if his talk-show character Jiminy Glick would have anything to say about the current Trump administration, Short demurs. “I’m not going there.”

Short feels a connection to the Wilde Awards. “My mother was half-Irish, my father was 100%,” he offers. Short, who has credits going back to 1972, says his father introduced him to film. They watched Ireland-set films such as “The Quiet Man” and “Shake Hands With the Devil.”

And while fans admire his wit, the performer freely admits, “I don’t know that if I could compare to Oscar Wilde.”

The comic actor is one of several honorees at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, put on by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to celebrate Irish contributions to entertainment, and hosted by J.J. Abrams on Feb. 26 at his Bad Robot headquarters.

The class of 2017 consists of Short, “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe, Zachary Quinto, Irish folk-rock singer Glen Hansard, and “Loving” actress Ruth Negga.

What is the common link for this cluster of actors, singers and comedians? They are all, at least in some part, Irish.

As a result, they have inherited a penchant for storytelling, which Balfe says is rooted deep in Irish culture.

“I grew up in the Irish countryside, but there’s such an amazing tradition in Ireland of storytelling, and even though my dad was a policeman, he and his friends used to put on plays and sketches, so it was something that I was surrounded by all my childhood, and it was always something that I wanted to do,” she says.

Although the star of Starz’s “Outlander,” filming its third season, grew up in a local theater milieu, she admits she took a less-trodden path for Irish actors in heading to the U.S.

Balfe’s first film role was in “The Devil Wears Prada,” where only her ankle was shown. The rest of her appeared in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller “Super 8.”

“J.J. gave me my first job in the U.S., so it’s quite a nice full circle event to be a part of,” Balfe says of the honor. “It was quite a small role, I played a mom in flashbacks, but for my first job it was such a big thing, and I remember going down to Virginia and meeting J.J. and we chatted for a few hours. He’s such an interesting guy, and he was telling me about how he started filmmaking when he was a kid.”

Balfe isn’t the only one on this year’s Oscar Wilde honorees list to get a first big film break in an Abrams movie.

Quinto’s star-making turn in 2009’s “Star Trek” and the subsequent franchise follow-ups have given him a large fan base and a powerful voice with which to advocate for gay rights and organizations. Quinto says the Oscar Wilde Awards are of extra importance to him because of Wilde’s homosexuality and the oppressed community he stood for.

“I got my Equity card while I was still in college doing a play called ‘The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,’ so I’ve had a long awareness and affinity for Oscar Wilde — not only his literary prowess and his incisive wit, but also what he represented in that time in the late 1800s,” he says. “He was persecuted and ultimately prosecuted and imprisoned for his homosexuality, and in many ways was ruined by the society of the time and their intolerance. Yet he maintained an integrity and an openness about who he was and how he lived his life that I have a tremendous respect for.”

The actor is so inspired by Wilde’s life and work that he named his company Wallpaper Goes. That’s a reference to a line that was attributed to Wilde. Legend says that as Wilde was on his deathbed, he said, “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”

“I always thought that was pretty humorous, the fact that he said it: a) to his wife, and b) that it was such a witty contemplation of his own mortality, and when I was naming my corporation I thought I’m not going anywhere, so wallpaper goes,” Quinto says.

As for Oscar-nominated Negga, U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s Trina Vargo says: “I watched the film [“Loving”] several times at our various screenings and found new subtleties with each viewing. The brilliance of Ruth’s performance lies in the nuances. It’s a role that requires the conveyance of emotion as much through a look as through dialogue.”

Hansard, who won the Oscar for song with “Falling Slowly” in 2007’s “Once Again,” gave an impromptu performance with Marketa Irglova at the 2008 event that made such an impression he is back as an honoree. He will perform again at this year’s event.
Abrams will emcee, and Chris Pine and Catherine O’Hara will be among the presenters.

Favorite Whump Scenario - List of Episodes

So, one of my most recent posts described my favorite whump scenario - stab wound/gunshot wound to abdomen, or broken ribs, and the guy can’t get help so he has to keep going but he’s in too much pain and… I’m rambling. Long story short, I was asked a few times to do more of my favorite whump scenarios (which I will) but I was also asked to provide a few examples of episodes in which my favorite whump scenario happened. That’s what I’m doing right now!

On a side note: I want everyone to know that I am making a conscious effort to swear less. I apologize if my language offends you.

*Once Upon A Time: 2x12 (season 2 episode 12). Hook (who, may I add, is gorgeous) gets hit by a car. He breaks a few ribs and spends the entire episode (and a few thereafter) wincing and groaning and being beautifully whumpy; a shit load of breathlessness and pained grunting.

Also, I’m not entirely sure whether this counts or not (because we don’t know what the exact injuries are) but episodes 12 to 15 of season 5 (5x12 - 5x15) of OUAT are amazing. Hook gets the shit beat out of him, and there’s a lot more of that grunting and groaning that I love so much - with added limping, hunching, near-collapsing, and need for support when standing. He’s covered in blood and his arm is PERMANENTLY wrapped around his ribs. Fuck yeah!

*Frontier: 1x6 (season 1 episode 6). Harp gets tortured in the previous episode (as I have so often explained on my blog… I know, I know; I’ll give it a rest) and he gets stabbed in the stomach. He spends the whole of episode 6 hunching over, gasping, grunting, groaning, wincing and barely able to stand… all while being deathly pale and sweaty. Literally best whump ever.

Quanitco: season 1 episodes 7 and 8 (1x07 - 1x08). Ryan is shot in the stomach. Alex has to perform field surgery on him. He can’t stand straight and Alex has to help him walk. He’s in terrible condition the entire length of episode 8. His arm is wrapped around his stomach at all times. YAY!

*Homeland: season 5 episode 4 - 8 (5x04 - 5x08). Quinn gets shot in the stomach and he can’t go to a hospital, resulting in bleeding out, infection, trembling, collapsing, sweating, and all round whump. It’s amazing and can we congratulate Rupert Friend on his acting? Plus it lasts MORE than one episode, guys!

*Graceland: season 1 episode 10 (1x10). Mike warren gets stabbed in the stomach. He then checks himself out of hospital early, is forced to go undercover in prison, and is subsequently tackled to the ground. Queue a lot of hunching over and almost-collapsing. There’s this great scene where he trips in water and he has to grab a statue as he curls in on himself to prevent himself from collapsing.

AND in season 3 episodes 1 - 3 (3x01 - 3x03) Mike is shot in the stomach. He’s actually shot in the finale of season 2, he just spends the next few episodes being generally unable to move and being pushed to the ground. He groans A LOT and holds himself together (AGH) with his arm, as though if he lets go, he’ll fall apart - which he probably would.

*Taboo: season 1 episode 3 (1x03) Delaney is stabbed in the stomach. He cries out a lot, limps, and has to grab onto something as fast as he can to stop himself from collapsing OFTEN. Even though the whump lasts less than an episode, it’s well worth it; I promise. Plus, Tom Hardy…

*Bones: season 1 episode 15 (1x15). Booth is injured in an explosion. He breaks a few ribs and damages his shoulder. He does go to hospital but he checks out early to save Brennan. Eventually - as predicted - he collapses and he has to be taken back to hospital. Lovely. Fucking lovely.

Season 11 episode 1 (11x01). Booth is shot in the stomach. There are impromptu procedures performed, that kind of help him not to bleed out but don’t do much else. He can’t get up; he can’t stand straight; he can barely even breathe. It’s glorious and it fucked with my emotions.

*The Walking Dead: season 4 episodes 8 and 9 (4x08 - 4x09). Rick gets beat up in a fight. We never really find out what his injuries are, but I think he broke a couple ribs; he wheezes for ages afterwards, goes sort of comatose for a while, and struggles to keep going but perseveres because he needs to. It’s really really good whump; it usually is with Rick.

Season 2 episode 11 (2x11). Daryl accidentally gets impaled by one of his own arrows. He’s lost in the forest and has to get back home, but he’s in a lot of pain and he’s losing a lot of blood; long story short: delusions, passing out, crawling, and groaning make up a vast majority of this episode. We get a little bit of H/C in the episodes that follow, but not much.

*Twelve Monkeys: season 1 episode 1 (1x01). Cole gets shot. He basically bleeds out and spends a lot of the episode sweating. There’s a lovely collapse scene, too. The episode might not have the best whump out there, but it’s sufficient enough to satisfy your whump needs for a little while.

*Banshee: season 1 episode 3 (1x03). Lucas (or whoever the fuck you are, man without a name) gets into a fight with a professional mma fighter. He wins, but he gets the shit beat out of him. He spends the rest (like ten minutes…) of the episode bleeding, holding himself together - hence my conclusion that he broke a few ribs - and needing help to walk. There’s a lovely scene where he collapses that makes the lack of H/C almost seem alright.

Season 1 episode 10 and season 2 episode 1 (1x10 - 2x01). Lucas is tortured by his arch nemesis. The torture is slightly over the top, but it ends with Lucas getting stabbed. 10/10 for acting, Antony Starr. He spends the beginning of the next episode hallucinating, trying to work out but failing, and wincing and moaning. Worth it. Banshee is a relatively good show for whump in general; Lucas gets the shit end of the stick most times. However, continuity can be problematic.

*Ray Donovan: Season 1 episode 7 (1x07). Ray gets beat up and he breaks a rib or two. He’s quite a fucking stoic guy so he’s not obviously in pain, but there’s a lot of grunting and halting movements whenever he has to sit down or stand back up or turn or whatever. Plus the actual moment that his ribs break is pretty great.

Season 3 episode 12 (3x12): Ray gets shot in the stomach. I love this episode because at first you don’t even really take note of it (it’s definitely there), but once his hand comes away bloody you start to notice all of these grimaces and grunts. He has to change tops cause he’s bleeding a lot. Eventually, he collapses. Plus he cries which is amazing and heartbreaking all at once.

*Emerald City: season 1 episodes 1 and 2 (1x01 - 1x02). Lucas has been stabbed in the stomach. Initially he can’t walk without assistance and he groans a lot when Dorothy helps him off of the crucifix. It’s really … I have no words to describe it, actually. He limps when he tries to keep up with Dorothy. BUT his wound gets infected and he winds up collapsing many many times, barely able to breathe or keep his eyes open. Dorothy has to feed him, guys. DOROTHY HAS TO FEED HIM BECAUSE HES TOO WEAK.

*Z Nation: season 3 episode 5 (3x05). I haven’t watched this episode but I looked up the synopsis and watched a couple clips. Basically - from what I gather - 10k gets shot in the stomach; he has no choice but to carry on even though he’s in a lot of pain and getting weaker.

*Safe House: This is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Towards the end of the movie (last half hour/twenty minutes) Ryan’s character gets stabbed in the stomach. He goes red in the face from strain; he can’t breathe, nevermind stand or walk. So, he collapses and wakes up a while later. He basically falls off the bed and crawls to find a gun when he’s under threat, because he can’t stand. Really worth it.

*Firefly: season 1 episode 5 (1x05). Mal gets shot in the stomach. He’s alone and running out of oxygen. He has to fix the firefly’s engine and call back the others, all while bleeding out and losing strength. He has to hold onto the wall to keep himself upright, and eventually, he collapses. Plus, he has to inject himself with adrenaline to keep himself going. Fucking fantastic!

*True Detective: season 2 episode 3 (2x03). Ray is shot; he had a bulletproof vest on, but the impact broke his ribs. He spends the whole episode looking really pale, wincing a lot, sweating and groaning. The best part is when he tries to stand or sit. And then there’s this part at the end… I don’t even think I’m gonna tell you; just watch it… trust me. Besides, you can never go wrong with a little Colin Farrell.

*Sherlock: season 3 episode 3. Thank you, anon for this suggestion. I haven’t seen this episode, but it looks worth it based on the gif sets and summaries. Sherlock gets shot, and spends the episode in pain - weak and unsteady. Eventually, he’s hospitalized, but he sneaks out to be the hero, and - of course - he collapses again. Looks really good… I’m going to watch it.

*HONORABLE MENTION:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve gets shot in the stomach, but I just didn’t feel like it was good enough. Yeah, he struggled through the pain before eventually passing out (which, I admit, was beautiful), but it didn’t last long enough. Whilst the quality was fantastic, the quantity just wasn’t up to scratch. Yes, I’m aware of the fact that he has regenerative powers faster than that of a normal human, and that’s the sad part for whumpers.

Outlander: season 1 episode 9 (1x09). Outlander is one of the best shows to watch if you’re looking for whump. Jamie is gorgeous and he’s extremely whumpable. In this episode, he gets stabbed (shallow wound) in the stomach. It doesn’t last nearly long enough, but it’s pretty decent quality. His wife has to stitch him up and she’s angry with him, which means a lot of tugging and grunting. Then he gets shat on by the clan leader, and he has to hold onto a table as he stands, his one arm wrapped around his stomach. Just not long enough!

As I think of more, I’ll add them! Hopefully I’ll make this list a little longer. There are a few more scenarios where the character gets shot or stabbed or gets broken ribs (like Hawaii Five-0 and Gothom) but I’m not adding them purely because I feel like the whump was seriously underplayed.