Request: Listen. I’m legit bawling. I’m crying. My heart has been broken and scarred. You did that! I need a part 4 please or I might just die, M. Your writing is gonna kill me someday, you queen of angst, you. AND other sweet comments! THIS IS A PART OF THE To Newt, With Love series
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Newt stares at the brick house in front of him, taking a deep breath before dipping his head and walking toward it. The leather case in his hand bounces against his right leg with every quick step he takes. He times his steps, falling into the same familiar rhythm as the creak of the neighbor’s porch swing.
Climbing up the three hole-ridden steps, Newt curses under his breath. He pauses at the top and sighs. It’s now or never.
The door slams open halfway through his third knock. He nearly smacks his mother in the face as he stumbles forward, but she just ducks under his hand and wraps her arms around his stomach.
“Erm, hi mum.”
“You finally remembered I’m alive!”
Newt rolls his eyes over his mother’s head. “I never forgot it. That would be hard with all the owls you kept sending.”
She steps away from him, leading him into the house. “How could I not send them? You never replied. I didn’t know if you were getting any of them.”
Newt pulls the door shut behind him as he steps inside. “I’ve been busy.”
“I know, I know,” Mrs. Scamander waves her hands, walking down the hall to the kitchen, “Your animals mean more than your own dear mother.”
“That’s not true.” He follows her, eyes trailing over the pictures of him and Theseus at various ages, hanging in rotting frames on the cream walls.
“Well, you aren’t very good at showing that, are you? Come in here, I just finished baking some biscuits.”
Chuckling at a picture of him and Theseus grinning ear to ear in front of the ocean, stacks of shells balanced on their sopping curls, Newt heads into the kitchen. It hasn’t changed much since he was young. The same dog and cat salt and pepper shakers sit above the stove. The same row of flower vases with the same nine vases are lined up on the far counter, like soldiers ready to march at any moment. The same wooden frames hold up the same moving pictures.
Well, almost all the same pictures. Newt tries not to see the different faces in three of the frames, changed courtesy of Theseus.
“How have you been, honey?” Mrs. Scamander sets a cup of tea and a plate of two bite-sized biscuits down in front of Newt.
“I’ve almost died five times since I last saw you.” He fights a smile at his mother’s frown as he bites into a biscuit.
She falls into the chair across from him. “Do you want to kill your mother? Merlin’s beard, Newt, didn’t I raise you better?”
Can we all just acknowledge for a moment at how tired Optimus is, and not just physically tired, but mentally tired as well?
IDW Optimus has been through so much shit and all he wants to do is frikkin help. That’s all he wants. He is just so tired of everyone’s shit.
In TFA he was so done about being left out of every frikkin decision in that entire show, and so confused about absolutely everything.
In TFP, he just wanted the war to be over so he could rest. I mean he frikkin almost gave the matrix to Smokescreen. He would have done anything to be able to rest as long as he knew his family would be safe.
In Bayverse, he is just so one with everyone’s shit it’s not even funny anymore.
In Rescue Bots, we can just tell Optimus is tired not only because it’s part of the TFP universe, but also because he was so drained after adapting to a T-Rex alt mode. I mean his mental state was so absolutely drained that he couldn’t control it, partly owing to the fact of the TFP universe’s timeline.
In RiD 2015 Optimus is just so exhausted by this point, he just absolutely wants to sleep. Even though the show shows him having more of a positive attitude towards all of this, that is only because that particular show is directed towards a very young audience. When in reality, the Prime is just DONE.
Optimus is just so tired, I hope at some point in the future he just gets a frikkin break.
i just finished watching the KCONLA livestream and WOW while svt could arguably be the most tired out of all the groups (in the middle of a tour, with a morning flight nd caring for hosh) they were SO PROFESSIONAL and they made sure that everyone had a good time! even if they all weren’t carats, they gave so much love and even though they were exhausted they were wholly genuine throughout their entire performance. when boo interrupted to ask if everyone was safe from shooting the t-shirts, i almost cried because of how concerned he was for their safety. they go above and beyond and make sure no one if left behind. STAN A GOOD TIME STAN SEVENTEEN
you have the most handsome boss in all of creation, good luck.
first things first, kim seokjin is heir to one of the great business empires on his side of the planet.
for the moment though he’s just managing a few of the smaller branches as well as all the charities and his passion project, a moderately successful chain of restaurants.
you find work in one of these aforementioned branches, filling in as his secretary when his PA needs time off to care for their sick mother.
and he’s so stressed and busy he doesn’t even notice until around lunchtime when he bursts out of his office in a frenzy.
“assistant choi! you’re not assistant choi. where’s assistant choi?”
you remind him and he’s like “oops, i thought that was next week.”
because he can manage twelve charities and two businesses at once, he can clothe and feed himself because he’s a big boy, but he can’t organise anything. that’s what he needs you for.
also he can’t tie a tie properly.
he probably went to harvard business school, but he can’t tie a tie for shit. it’s always askew or crumpled or something, so you look knots up online because you’re just itching to fix it for him.
but you don’t actually approach him with the offer for a while, that would be inappropriate. instead you wait for him to tie it himself and ultimately fail, before you offer your help.
he accepts gratefully, and watches you concentrate in the agitating piece of cloth as if an angel just descended to save him from drowning.
later he admits that was when he knew he would fall in love with you.
and after that, whenever he has an important meeting to attend, you gotta fix his tie for him. it’s like ur lil ritual, and it helps him calm down and prepare.
sometimes he neglects to eat though.
like when he’s trying to stay on top of events and important paperwork and running back and forth between meetings and you start to wonder if you should be organising meals for him as well.
he works so hard you end up feeling like you can’t just leave him alone in his office even if the work day is technically over, so you sit around answering emails as you wait for him to dismiss you.
eventually you just Go For It and order a bunch of food in, not knowing what he likes, because you’re hungry too dangit.
so at like 7pm you knock softly and ask him is it okay if you bring him something to eat.
kim seokjin could cry at that moment, but also he’s like “wait, you’re still here? why are you still here?”
you recite him his dinner options and by the end he’s almost visibly drooling.
“that sound amazing, do i have to choose?”
“well, one of them was for me.”
“whichever you didn’t want.”
“can’t we just share all of it?”
and so you and your new boss end up sitting across from one another on his plush expensive carpet, and have a virtual take-out feast.
and you’re both exhausted so you know he’s killing it with the dad jokes and his windshield wiping laughter just makes everything ten times funnier. lbr you probably peed yourself a little.
it’s late when you finally leave, so he drives you home.
the drive is nice and quiet and before you know it you’ve fallen asleep.
also you don’t know this but he was parked outside your house for like ten minutes before he mustered up the courage to wake you, like “ok we’re here!!!! hahahaha,,ha,,,ha,,,,, ah”
weeks pass, and jin’s dad is constantly piling more responsibility on him, which means more branches, which means jin has to travel more, and he takes you with him because he’s useless without you.
and you two are just so comfortable around each other from the start ??
but more importantly you really enjoy one another’s company and are constantly drawn together.
so eventually, always eating room service together turns into always spending time in the same room, which turns into eventually only booking one room with separate beds.
because more money saved is more money to charity.
and guess what.
eventually the hotel fucks up, but everything is so hectic you don’t even notice until it’s too late and you come back from a conference at night to find you only have one bed.
honestly though you’re both so exhausted because you flew in early that morning, jin falls asleep with all his clothes on and you don’t even care and pass out beside him like two minutes later.
when you wake however, he has shrugged out of his blazer and you’re snuggled up to him, head tucked beneath his chin, cheek pressed against his chest.
to save you the embarrassment he pretends he’s still asleep while you untangle yourself. but breakfast is still awkward as heck to say the least, and he lowkey won’t stop smiling to himself the entire time.
and every time you attend a charity event with him everyone assumes you’re dating because you’re always laughing together and they’re used to seeing him with assistant choi.
and one time he mishears someone asking if you’re his date and he says yes so you run with it and link your arm through his and call him pet names and he goes sO red and stutters and it’s worth all the death glares he sends you the rest of the night.
after that he’s kinda tense and weird and you end up apologising for your behaviour because that was very unprofessional of you and you crossed a line and you really need this job please don’t fire me.
and as you arrive back at the hotel he’s like “yeah, it’s cool, whatever, i need a drink.”
and you’re like “idk about you but there’s a minibar in my room.”
and he just stares at you until you realise what you’ve said and when you die of embarrassment he’s like “now we’re even. goodnight.”
eventually, one fateful evening back at the office, jin completely buckles under the weight of it all and you find him with his head in his hands, papers all over the floor.
he confesses to you how it’s all too much and he doesn’t know how he’s supposed to keep everything together, especially as his responsibilities keep growing and without assistant choi around to help him out.
you spin his chair around to face you and sink down to his level, take his face in your hands and tell him firmly that he’s got this. it’s okay to doubt yourself and to crack under the pressure, but he’s got you and he’s got this and together you’re gonna kick this thing in the ass.
and he laughs and hold your hand, leans in a fraction but hesitates until you tell him he can also kiss you if he wants.
and he does.
he kisses you over and over and over until you have expensive carpet burns, wink wonk if you know what i mean.
[Drawing of a stick-figure girl with her hands on her hips and a nervous smile on her face. Above her are the words, “POTS Problem #37: Post-Event Exhaustion!” The girl says, “Well, I did the thing! Now to go home and sleep for a week!”]
I did a little public speaking and a lot of walking on Friday–then sort of fell asleep on my best friend in the car on the way home the next day, not to mention the power nap after we got home and the general feeling of “wow I can’t move.” Recovery days are real.
Summary: You were the typical girl with big dreams who moved to the city as soon as she had the chance, and somehow ended up in the wrong part of town - but you manage to get swept up in an entirely different situation than you’d planned. (1 / 2/ 3/4 /5) Scenario: mafia!AU/hacker!AU Word Count: 5,165
is it weird to ask what you did in austin? i happen to live there and i guess im just kinda curious :]
not weird at all!! yesterday we went to this wall that says i love you so much on it (apparently v famous graffiti) and also went to the bat bridge! today we drove to waco and went to the magnolias and tomorrow we’re going san antonio! it’s been really fun but also YOUR STOP LIGHTS ARE SIDEWAYS!! the heck!!
the love wall:
me and katrina at the bat bridge:
everyone else at the bat bridge:
me and katrina at magnolia:
a motel that looks like a dick telling you to let love in:
the best dog ever ordering some food, so smart, so perfect:
thanks for asking man! i’ve been having a lot of fun! this waitress told me that every year there’s a day where people ride their bikes naked through the city and that it’s legal for girls to be shirtless anywhere in austin (i guess you can say, in the spirit of what is apparently austin’s motto, it’s pretty weird around here)
Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone has been having a nice week so far. I have a few important announcements about stuff - some FE related some not but all important, but if you’d like the TL;DR version you can just scroll to the bottom of the post :)
Okay so first off I just want to say the biggest thank you ever to everyone here, whether you’ve been here a while or you’re relatively new, for your patience and kindness while waiting for updates. I absolutely prefer to update weekly or bi-weekly, but for the past few months I had to take care of some personal business which took top priority. But I’m happy to say that at least for now, that personal business is over and I can finally talk about it:
I got a new job! :’D I’ve been spending the past few months properly leaving my teaching job, working on my portfolio, and applying to jobs within my dream field: game development. And while I haven’t landed an art or design job yet, I did get hired as a temporary QA tester at one of my dream game companies! It’s a foot in the door, and I couldn’t be more thrilled :) I want to do a very good job so that they want to keep me after my contract is up.
Which is why all your patience and kindness meant so much to me - it really helped alleviate my stress and anxiety because you all were so good about waiting for updates and that let me focus on getting a job that pays my bills and lets me keep drawing for you guys and for myself. So thank you again, you guys are the best <3
The next thing is a bit of good and potentially not so good. The not so good is that my new work schedule leaves me with not very much time to work on updates (from 6am to 8pm I’m either getting ready for work, driving to work, driving back from work, or working). By the time I get home I’m pretty tired, AND I can’t stay up very late because I need to get to bed at a decent time so I’m not exhausted the next day.
The good though, however, is that I’ll be using a lot of that time that I have to work to stream more frequently! I haven’t streamed in forever and I miss it, but also streaming will help keep me awake and focused so that I can be productive and get work done! I’ll just have to learn to maximize my time even better.
So, I’ll set up a proper stream schedule starting next week! Most days will be comics, but I might have a day or two dedicated to other artwork that I’d like to work on - I’ll make sure to announce what I’ll be working on so that no one gets excited for FE but ends up going to a concept art stream or something XD
TL;DR Version: I have a new job, thanks for being patient with updates, and I’m setting up a stream schedule starting next week!
I feel like I had a couple more announcements, but I’m really tired and I need to go to bed.
Thanks again for being amazing and awesome, and just know that I’m going to do all that I can to provide good content to such good peoples like yourselves for as long as I can <3 Have a good night!!
I had this sitting in my drafts. Never got around to finishing it, but it was gonna be rhack where, rhys walks in and basically sees jack kissing someone else, and then jack was gonna run after him trying to explain, and rhys would be a sad puppy, and at some point slap jack in the face…yep. That’s about it. Enjoy!
keith honestly handled that whole bom trial so well though??? like the exhausting pain of all the battles and having to relive your issues with your estranged dad sound like torture, but that part with the fake shiro??
the fact that they took his hallucination of the person he Most Desperately Wants to See, his Greatest Hopes and Dreams, and literally broadcasted it on live video to that actual person?? having your feelings about them exposed while you aren’t even conscious of it–can you imagine?? like, i would literally die??i wonder if keith knows shiro saw that and I 100% hope they had a good long talk about it
i’ve also seen people mention that the bom was testing shiro too, and it definitely seems like when kolivan says things he’s always gauging shiro’s reaction. either way, watching the trial was clearly taxing on shiro as well, and i think it’d be mutually beneficial for them to share their feelings on it