it's getting closer guys

life update: im doing soooo much better. if you guys ever wanna try to get in contact with your inner self.. or again lol (idk how to word this, how do you word this feeling), i recommend logging off everything, not going out with friends, cleaning, organizing, and discovering new ideas! ive matured a lot, and tbh ive been going through this process for a long time, and ive made some progress the past month. the same isnt for everyone, but just know that its possible to get through tough anxiety, and possibly even depression. i felt myself slipping, so im saying to you, its important to remember what helped you in the first place, and to stay strong ♡ find what’s good for you. i wish u guys the best :)

What I Want To Happen
  • Riko: "... Chika, we're all alone. Please be honest. Everyone can tell you're still upset."
  • Chika: "I'm fine. I'm over it. I always knew I would only fail everyone anyway..."
  • Riko: "You didn't fail anyone. We saved the school."
  • Chika: "But we still lost, right? I was never strong enough to be like μ's, after all."
  • Riko: "Why...? Why do you push yourself so hard to be like them?"
  • Chika: "Because I love them! They're everyone's idols. They're the reason we started this group - the reason I dragged everyone with me. Everyone's here because we wanted to be like them, and if I can't lead like them, then... I'm just wasting everyone's time. This was my last chance to prove I could be a sparkling idol, but I'm still just... normal, stupid Chika."
  • Riko: "No! You're wrong! They are not why everyone's here! I didn't join because I wanted to be like μ's. I didn't even know who they were until I came here. I don't care about μ's. μ's didn't teach me to have fun and love music again. μ's didn't hold my hand when I was lonely and scared. μ's didn't make me feel special... by showing me parts of them no one else knew about. They may be your idols, but they're not mine! My shining idol will always, always, always be normal, stupid Takami Chika!"

There’s a 15min show at Disney Hollywood Studios that’s like a mashup of all Star Wars movies and in one scene it transitions from Luke reaching for the lightsaber, then it flies into Rey’s hand as Kylo looks at her.

And as Rey lights the blue saber, it transitions into Obi-Wan with the same saber.

I see what you did there Disney.

2014 ZoSan Christmas Exchange

Please note: writer sign-ups are not until October 1, 2014 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST. I will publish a post at noon to let all of you know that sign-ups are open. Writer list is full. 

Date List

Fanfic Master List

The official tag for this event is #zosan christmas exchange

What it’s about

So, the ZoSan Christmas Exchange is similar to a print exchange. This will run advent calendar style from December 1 through December 31, with each participant taking responsibility for one day. As the month progresses, I’ll compile all of the stories into a master list for easy access and navigation for readers. At the end of the month, I’ll take all of the drabbles and have them printed in a book, which will be exclusively sent to participants as my gift to them. 

There will also be a fanart component to this, which will be explained further down. 

Writing Guidelines

Fiction written for the exchange should be self-contained drabbles/oneshots. They may be canon or AU, however, the story must be ZoSan/SanZo and carry a holiday and/or winter theme. 

Sign-ups for writers will begin on October 1, 2014 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST. They will remain open until all slots are filled. To be put on the list, send me an ask/fanmail when the sign-ups open (NO SOONER, PLEASE). 

  • Word Count: 500 min - 5000 max
  • Rating: Anywhere from through M (smut is absolutely fine who doesn’t want a little extra heat in the cold of winter?)
  • Other OP characters may be included, but the focus should be on our favorite swordsman and cook
  • Slots for dates will be filled first come-first served. 
  • If you don’t make the list, there will be a reserve list in case of drop outs.
  • Please upload your fic by no later than 9 p.m. PST on (not before or after) your assigned/chosen day
  • Submission: You may submit your drabble both here and/or on FF.net, AO3 (or whatever other platform you prefer). Either way, please send me a link when it is posted so that I may add it to the master list. I will send participants my email as December gets closer so you can email me the original documents. I’ll need those to put your stories in the book. 
  • Remember…proof proof PROOF! These will be immortalized in a book sent to your fellow writers. Please keep typos and etcetera to a minimum. I will be reading through everything before it is printed.
  • Dropping out: In the very very sad event that you have to drop out (which I desperately hope doesn’t happen) please notify me at least one weekbefore your date. That way writers on the reserve list may be given some forewarning. 
  • Above all, have fun with it!

Fanart Guidelines

The fanart portion of this will be handled differently from the drabbles, as the art is intended to bring a little something extra to the finished book. Therefore, the fanart bit will be more of a contest where winners are included in and will receive a copy of the book as their prize. One of the artworks will be chosen as the cover image, while any others chosen will be arranged inside between stories/days. Due to printing costs, only 10 artworks will be chosen.

  • Theme: all artwork should carry the exchange’s ZoSan/SanZo Holiday/Winter theme
  • Medium: traditional and digital will both be accepted. 
  • For traditional entries: proper presentation is a MUST. Please, scan your artwork, do not submit photos! Also, please no lined paper or unfinished work. High resolution and decent size are also necessary. 
  • Size requirements: at least 300 dpi; the book will be printed in a 5 x 8 inch (vertical) format, so height x width ratios should be handled accordingly
  • Note: Artwork inside the book will be black and white. Only the cover will be in color.
  • Rating: let’s keep artwork at no more than rated T. We’ll save pixiv and tumblr for nsfw art. :)
  • Deadline: December 24, at which point art submissions will be closed and the artwork will be juried. Similar to a gallery show, submission does not guarantee acceptance, even if there are fewer than 10 pieces submitted. This is due to the fact that the pieces will be printed in a book and a certain level of quality must be maintained. 
  • Submission: Please submit fanart entries through my Submit box on my home page along with your Tumblr url and the title.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask! I am more than happy to answer them, and you probably aren’t the only one who wants to know. :)

2013 ZoSan Christmas Exchange Master List
2013 Art Winners
2013 Book

1D Hiatus: Day 284

* #LiamWeKnowTheTruth trends on Twitter

* Kings Of Leon talk about stealing Harry’s guitar in an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats1

* Billboard’s official account posts a picture of Harry on Instagram

* Charlie Wilson posts a picture with Liam on Twitter

* Shawn Mendes talks about working with Niall in a radio interview

It’s Sept 22nd, 2016.