initial conversation

others initiating conversations with me is the most anxiety inducing thing for no reason? what do u want… suspicious… friendship? not in this economy

anonymous asked:

Why are you telling Taehyung to stay away from a gorilla statue....

……………..there’s this stupid installation at the Art Institute of Chicago. I used to go to this museum couple times a month as a college student for projects and research. Anyways, I never ventured in to the contemporary wing because I don’t really care for contemporary art that much, but on one visit I had some time to kill before my bus came, so I spent a few minutes there.

The installation is a gorilla statue that looks SURPRISINGLY HUMAN from far away, sitting on a couch, watching a TV that’s mounted to the wall that’s playing video. I THOUGHT that the TV and whatever was playing on it was the real “art” piece, and so I went over to the couch, sat down, and watched the TV for a minute or so. Then, feeling awkward, I said “hi” to the statue and attempted to initiate a conversation with it about what the meaning of the art was. It was only after I didn’t get a response for a long time did I look over and see that it was a fucking gorilla statue. 

I spent two whole minutes talking to a fake gorilla. THIS IS WHY I DON’T LIKE CONTEMPORARY FINE ART

The signs as how they text
  • Taurus: will seem very disinterested and detached but actually doesnt mind talking for a little longer
  • Gemini: LOTS OF EMOJIS
  • Cancer: Very sweet but also straight to the point. Will only message you when they need to ask something but they secretly feel like theyre annoying you.
  • Leo: Sucks at replying to texts. Reply time can range from a month to a year.
  • Virgo: EITHER THEYRE ALL IN CAPSLOCK or all in normal text there is no in between
  • Libra: Initiates conversation but does not follow through. Likes to ignore messages that they dont want to answer.
  • Scorpio: Will only message when they think its necessary but will not hesitate to reply if you initiate conversation.
  • Sagittarius: Will leave the convo when they're not interested in the topic anymore but will also lowkey be pissed if you do the same to them.
  • Capricorn: Will want to talk to you but will never be caught dead texting first.Hella fun to talk to if text first tho.
  • Pisces: Messages you between 12 am to 3am because they like to be all deep and philosophical with you.

Kenma recognizes him from the broad lines of his back and the strong muscles that cover his shoulders and biceps. He doesn’t move much but when he does, they ripple like water, flowing so smoothly it’s mesmerizing. Kenma can’t see much at all; there’s no moon out and the street lights are down, but he knows this body well enough.

Kenma opens the door softly and steps out. From the slightest stiffening of Iwaizumi’s shoulders, he knows the man is aware of his presence, which is impressive since he’s always been quiet in his movements. He walks forward and grabs onto the railing, the cold metal biting into his skin.

“Can’t sleep?”

It’s rare for Kenma to initiate a conversation. It isn’t lack of interest so much as it is the fact that he’s rarely comfortable enough to start talking to someone. But his curiosity is far too great when it comes to Iwaizumi. The man is different from the others in the band. He never asks Kenma questions, never tries to pry, and respects his personal space, though he does smile at him occasionally and he makes great coffee.

Iwaizumi doesn’t turn to look at him but he smiles a little, his dimple barely visible. “Yeah, it’s just one of those nights, you know?”

Kenma nods because he does in fact know. Leaning forward, he rests his chin on the metal and winces when the cold hits him harder than he expected, but it’s not a bad sensation. The wind feels nice, just this side of chilly, and the silence is welcome. They don’t live in a good neighborhood, and there’s always fighting and loud music and an absurd amount of yelling.

But on this night, at 2:47 in the morning, with the stars hiding behind the clouds and the moon nowhere in sight, Kenma has never liked this place better. Iwaizumi’s presence is strangely comforting, and the sound of his every inhale followed by a soft exhale makes Kenma unconsciously sync with him.

“Do you like it here so far?”

The tone of Iwaizumi’s voice makes it abundantly clear that Kenma is free to ignore the question if he wants to. He appreciates that, and decides to answer honestly.

“Haven’t really been here long enough to decide,” he says, eyes sliding shut, “but I think I’m going to stay just a little longer, if that’s alright with you.”

Iwaizumi huffs out a laugh, and it’s strangely endearing. “No problems here.” He brings the cigarette to his lips and takes a long drag, and Kenma watches as he blows out the smoke with a sigh, a white cloud forming into the silent darkness of the night. The metal of his tongue piercing shimmers when the headlights of a passing car shines on it, and Kenma’s breath hitches in his throat.

Iwaizumi offers him the cigarette without turning to look at him and Kenma accepts it gratefully. He takes a generous drag of his own and the feel of the smoke calms him with its familiarity. Blowing out the smoke with a lengthy exhale, he hands it back to Iwaizumi, and he feels a new bond form. It’s intimate in a way he’s never felt before, warm even when it’s cold, and he actually likes it. Might even get used to it.

He finally turns to face the man and takes in his profile, and it keeps surprising him, how handsome the raven-head really is. “Has Kuroo always been this insufferable?”

Iwaizumi’s eyes widen at the question before he starts laughing, loud and deep, and Kenma finds himself smiling along.

“You could say that, though Oikawa is right up there with him.” Iwaizumi winks, a playful smile dancing on his lips, “Don’t tell him I said that though.”

Kenma covers his mouth dramatically and Iwaizumi nods his approval. The two grin and face the street again.

The view isn’t terrible, if Kenma’s being honest. They aren’t high enough for him to feel anxious, but he can easily see the park a few metres away. A sigh of content escapes him and Iwaizumi mirrors it and they just stand there, shrouded by the comfortable silence between them that mingles with the silence of the night.

It’s nice, Kenma decides. It’s nice.

Hurricane AU

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Taylor Swift gave my grandpa a “Christmas Miracle” (copyright Robert Frye) and crashed our family Christmas. Here is her surprise entrance and musical number, plus a little of their initial conversation. Plus a few other cool things. (X)

one thing that i appreciated in theory (though it could have been executed better in practice) is that the reason alex’s initial conversation with kara crashed and burned so badly is because kara was modeling alex’s behavior

kara was quiet and terse, and she asked leading questions to try and get alex to reach conclusions on her own and explain her thoughts. she was serious.

she was exactly what alex is for her, when she’s upset. 

and who can blame her? it’s what calms her down and makes her feel grounded and loved; why wouldn’t she try to copy that? why wouldn’t she figure that maybe alex needs an alex, sometimes?

but what alex wanted was kara

Sometimes I’ll be sitting in my room, perfectly fine, and then I just get slammed by this wave of loneliness and I hate it

invisible illnesses exist. telling chronically ill people “but you don’t look sick/disabled!” is not a compliment. it’s ableist. there’s not a certain way a chronically ill person should look. 

tellling chronically people their bodies are too this or too that, commenting on their weight whenever you see them or you think it changed or it just seems fit to you to start talking about it for whatever reason is not a thing to do at all. by commenting on the way the illness changes the body etc you are not telling them anything they do not know. 

there’s a difference between us giving an initiative for a conversation about certain topis and you being an asshole.

our bodies are not an invitation for a discussion nor a topic for conversation just because our illness affects or does not affect them. 

Wanting to become friends with your followers but being too shy to initiate conversation so you don’t


One thing I despise about being an introvert is wanting to meet and get to know new people, yet struggling to initiate conversations with people I don’t know well. I want so badly to connect with someone. I only have a few close friends who I can speak freely around yet I can’t connect with any of them. Thus not being able to get to know new people makes me feel more alone.
—  Submitted by @mendedpieces

You know an aquarius likes you when

they initiate a conversation
asks you questions about yourself
allows you to touch them from time to time
opens up to you; tells you about something about themselves
agrees to spend time with you
you’ve hung out with them more than 2 times