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So, I’m realizing that I may not hit my milestone as I keep on blocking porn blogs, but then I decided not to care about the count and I’m gonna do this anyway because this honestly makes me happy just spreading my love to you guys. You all mean so much to me and I truly value each and every one of you, even the ones I just started to follow or haven’t followed yet because I’m stalking and working up the courage to follow back because koala-tea following me what? I love you all. Honestly, I try and give each one of you an explanation as to why I love you, but I’ve said it before that this mun is so bad with ooc expressions, I am literally a potato. If you don’t see me give you a lot of words or any at all, PLEASE don’t take it the wrong way, you’re on this list because I love you and you mean a lot to me as a writer and a mun, it’s just I have a hard time expressing myself in so many words and I’ll probably end up being repetitive at times - I will apologize for that, even if I don’t have to (I’m your stereotypical Canada eh)


@ghostofaformerself - Always have to put my Ghost first, I’ve said it before she’s the reason I am even on Tumblr, I credit her for starting all of my internet friendships because without her I would still be clueless about this great community. Rayne is an amazing and incredibly written character, I love her so much. Ghosty, you’re still a terribletrashbagperson for hitting me with all of the Rayne feels, but let’s face it we both know I love you for it.

@hcvenofear - Keets, my darling Keets. Kudos to Paige for introducing us and giving me a wonderful internet friend that I am determined to meet one day no matter what. My PLL buddy tbh, the person I scream and cry to over Spencer Hastings god my heart. So much love for Keets both as a writer and as a person, and Keets even though I am pathetic with fandoms I’m gonna write with all of your muses because rping with you is fanfuckingtastic and good for my soul (maybe given you’re the head bitch in charge)

@astrcnautical - AGAIN credits to Paige for introducing me to such the beautiful soul that is Theo. I’ve written with Theo on his multi and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Again, being that I’m pathetic with fandoms and do not have much knowledge of Star Trek, I do wanna write with Jim and Theo (okay but who wouldn’t want to write with Theo u bae bro) one day and I’m gonna love it because it’s you Theo and I love you.

@beastlynecromancer - ARI!……What’s that? Typing your name in all caps with bold and italics to make it sound like I’m screaming because wow what a darling you are isn’t enough to express my love for you? Darn, that’s my go to line x3 No but in all seriousness, I’ve told you many times before that you’re one of my dearest partners, I love you lots okay. Brent was the first muse of yours I’ve written with and I completely fell in love with him (as did Kim and later my other muses of course lol), he’s truly an awesome character and very well developed, honestly Ari you’re an inspiration to me as a writer. I’ve mentioned before how much I love all of your muses, even the inactive ones as they hold a piece of my heart because our interactions were so great that I’m keeping them forever in there. Also throws @merfolkmayhem because yes this blog is awesome too and I want to love those muses of yours <3

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De:Bug: When you see your own show, do you ever wonder in what way you could have had the chance to intervene? The light technology seemed adjusted and programmed, can you spontaneously intervene music-wise at all?

Thomas Bangalter: First, I want to make this clear: we are the creators of this show. The way we present ourselves in our performance is characterized in the same light as the music; they are of equivalence. So we see that our area of expertise is also located there.
This concept [that I speak of] is based more on a total experience - for us, it was mainly about developing a global event. More like a Broadway musical, for example. We also found it interesting that if you see a big event, such as ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ or 'CATS’, it is structurally the same thing every night, but the event does not decrease in its effect as a consequence. It is a spectacle; the show is very structured and precise. We’re the operators of the music system and we’re trying to deliver a constant result.

I think the show was not very ordinary. It has shown the future, but maintains a traditional aspect of entertainment. Entertainment, design and programming - and of course, opportunities for improvisation.
— 

Thomas Bangalter, 2008 De:Bug Interview [German], being very insistent on correcting the mistaken perception that the Alive 2007 shows may have been of a fixed and non-autonomous nature with references to postmodernist spectacle and Gesamtkunstwerk

(currently being translated by kimbk)

1. Write every day. Except on days when you don’t feel like writing that much and you don’t have anything interesting to say.

2. Never write when you’re too hot. Beads of sweat are ideas leaking from your brain.

3. Nobody really eats turnips. They are a ridiculous food. Characters cannot eat turnips.

4. Hypnosis is the writer’s greatest tool.

5. Skinny people are often the cause of conflict. Fat people are often the solution. NO MEDIUM SIZED PEOPLE.

6. If you must write about the travails of being a writer, at least give yourself a glass eye or a cyborg hand or something.

7. After your second draft, read backwards, from last page to first. If it doesn’t make sense both forward and backward, you’ve done something wrong.

8. Always describe the smell of your protagonist’s hands.

9. Fathers and sons do not speak to each other unless one of them has lost a limb and needs help finding that limb.

10. There is no evidence that people have gills, but there is no evidence that people cannot have gills.

11. For photosynthetic purposes, it is essential that you spend time writing in the outdoors.

12. 3rd person narration, like gladiator duels, is a barbaric invention of the ancient Greeks and should never be used under any circumstances.

13. Using multiple questions marks or a question/exclamation combo makes you look an actual crazy person.

14. Wear non-restrictive clothing that will allow the ideas to flow freely around you. Tunics are good, and cheap.

15. Chronological order is the only structure the human mind has evolved to understand.

16. If at all possible, get your characters to a place without gravity.

17. Cicadas are the most symbolic and underutilized creatures in literature.

18. A sex scene only works if it’s written in precise, clinical detail.

19. More fucking profanity.

20. Always know what size shoes your characters wear. The soul is in the shoes.

21. Most people don’t understand math anyway.

22. At least one character must have a funny accent.

23. Everyone moves clockwise. Counterclockwise is for anarchists

24. No lefthanded characters. Too weird.

25. For every adverb you use, do five pushups.

26. Y is an indecisive letter; using it implies indecision.

27. Children are interesting from ages 0-2 and the not again until they’re 14.

28. Just assume everyone has a weird fetish they’d like to keep secret.

29. A nursery rhyme: short chapters make everyone happier.

30. Start with the acknowledgments page, so that you always know who you’re disappointing on your bad writing days.

31. Include at least one scene in which someone meets an estranged sibling.

32. Characters use microwaves, not ovens. Ovens take too long

33. Highlight all the verbs and replace them with other better verbs

34. Writer’s block is best cured by swallowing a penny.

35. The hard C sound conveys authority. Do not soften yourself.

36. In dialogue, include all the ‘um’s but cut the ‘uh’s

37. Conjunctions, conjunction, conjunctions!

38. Remember, every surface your characters touch is just covered with deadly microbes.

39. Mercury poisoning is great for providing plot twists.

40. Do not have more than two redheaded characters, or people will think you’re up to something.

41. Make sure the plot isn’t lifted from a Nancy Drew book.

42. If an editor gives you advice, do the opposite.

43. Buy a lot of index cards.

44. Every day, pick an unusual adjective from the dictionary and be sure to use it.

45. Your literary heroes were probably terrible people. Be more like them.

46. No boats. Boats are over.

47. No airplanes either. Nothing interesting happens on airplanes anymore.

48. The only reliable way to begin a scene is with an alarm clock going off.

49. If you’re stuck, introduce a blimp. Blimps expedite plot.

50. No lightning. It’s cliche.

51. There is always a ghost in the attic.

52. Twins are interesting.

53. At the zoo, it’s easy for people to fall over fences.

54. Present tense is for junkies and teenagers.

55. It’s easy to distinguish characters if each has a unique hat.

56. Italics makes words sound fancy.

57. Shoot for a minimum of two metaphors per page.

58. If you haven’t introduced the gun by page 50, introduce it on page 51.

59. Diners and bars are the setting for about 80% of all human conversations

60. What does a gerund do? It does nothing.

61. In dialogue, everyone should always be lying.

62. Elevators are the crucible of our social lives.

63. Readers want to know where your character bought his car, what his monthly payment is, what kind of rate he got.

64. Your character may not be a caterer. There are more caterers in movies and novels than there have been throughout the history of the world.

65. See what you can do with SONAR.

66. Time your writing schedule to coincide with the different phases of the moon.

67. Spend two decades traveling before you write a single word.

68. If, in the history of language, anyone has written a sentence like the one you’ve just written, delete that sentence and start over.

69. Most metaphors don’t have to make sense; they just need to be memorable.

70. Rain is always meaningful.

71. Linoleum floors are much less interesting than quicksand.

72. The stars can be beautiful without forcing themselves upon you. The same should apply to your writing.

73. Shakespeare did it first. You can do it second.

74. You haven’t truly made it until you’ve received a threatening email from a stranger.

75. Write as if you’ve been possessed by a demon, but, like, a nice demon.

76. Record a video of yourself sleeping at night, so you know what it looks like when you’re at your most vulnerable.

77. Most people want you to fail. Never forget this.

78. At least 25% of any book should be flashbacks.

79. Never kill a dog in your book. The dogs will know.

80. The best food to eat to stimulate your writing process is a charcuterie tray. D.H. Lawrence ate nothing but cured meats.

81. Writing is 30% perspiration, 40% inspiration, 40% good luck, 50% magic, and 1% mathematics.

82.Every sex act must result in a pregnancy.

83. Repetition is the sign of an unfit mind. If possible, never employ repetition of words or phrases, lest you seem to have an unfit mind.

84. The internet is not going away; your characters should frequently interact via email and hacking. Lots of hacking.

85. Only employ vampires if they are a metaphor for municipal government.

86. Dialect should be heavy and consistent. It is important to know whether someone is from the South, or Eurasia.

87. Leave a few blank pages at the end of your final chapter and encourage the reader to conclude it the way he or she would like.

88. One of the most important choices you will face is deciding which font to use.

89. Spill every secret you know; you can’t save them for the afterlife.

90. Write a minimum of twelve drafts. Then put the manuscript in a safe deposit box for one full year before reading it again.

91. Think about all the cool things you can do with UFOs.

92. Set the scene. A minimum of seven sentences of setting description before even mentioning a character.

93. Readers like mystery. Try to reveal as little as possible during the first two chapters.

94. Characters in neckties are boring. Characters who poach rhinos for a living are not.

95. Every line of dialogue should be performing a minimum of five functions.

96. In your final draft, cut the last line of every paragraph, no matter what.

97. When something is REALLY IMPORTANT, put it in CAPS. It’s the only way for some readers to know.

98. A well-placed illustration can save you the trouble of writing a thousand words.

99. Writing a book is fundamentally a political act. This means at least one character must be given the opportunity to make a political speech of no fewer than 6 pages.

100. Magical realism is a term invented by occultists.

101. Write to displease whatever god you believe in.

102.Believe in monsters.

103. Contractions are a crutch for writers too lazy to type the whole word, but also crutches can be really useful, like if you have a broken leg, for example.

104. Write about the thing you love the most, and destroy it.

105. DO NOT READ other novels while writing. You don’t want to taint your vision.

106. Cut all human ties until you have finished your book. Friends are leeches, family are anchors.

107. The human body has 206 bones and 642 muscles. These are naturally perfect numbers: 206 words per page, 642 syllables per page. Every page.

—  Tom McAllister (107 Ironclad Rules for Writers Who Want to Be Better at Writing)
Your faves are problematic

@enjoloras

  • criticises my tea
  • literally has flawless hair that looks like the sunlight is shining on his locks artfully… even when there’s no/little light- what is that? magic?? 
  • makes the funniest cards against humanity cards 
  • is all about the aesthetic
  • I left some knickers and he was willing to post them to me because “they were nice” 
  • willing to write his vows on a napkin
  • when gets indignant his voice literally sounds how italics look it is amazing. 
  • met me at the train station.. but neither of us could see because we’re blind and weren’t willing to put on glasses because it wasn’t part of The Look. ..so problematic… such problems..
  • v. passionate about everything. 
  • is literally the most middle-aged-dad in their twenties you will ever meet. 
  • taller than me. problematic plain and simple. 
  • laughed when i broke his and alexei’s chair… too chill… too chill…
  • drinks rose wine 
  • trusted me with his cat babies. 

anonymous asked:

Which is the most correct latin pronunciation? I mean, did they have the same accent as italians or other modern neo-latin languages speakers? Do we even know??

“Correct” isn’t really the most correct word to be using here, because there are several “correct” Latin pronunciations–four, actually.

  • Classical Latin - the pronunciation used by the Ancient Romans. As such, it’s the pronunciation taught in schools today (thanks to the Renaissance). This was pretty much identical to modern English except v’s were always pronounced like u or (the Romans didn’t have either of those letters), ae sounded like aye (cry), always sounded like and never s, never sounded like modern j, j wasn’t a letter but could be used in its place (sounding like consonantal y). There are a couple of either changes, and you can read those here. As for how we know that this is how the Romans pronounced Latin, W. Sidney Allen published Vox Latina in 1965, detailing the reconstruction of classical pronunciation. His arguments included that the Roman alphabet was intended to be purely phonetic so that you could perfectly predict how the word would be spoken just by reading the word. We can read surprisingly detailed explanations of the Latin language from classical authors themselves. Common misspellings can provide clues to the pronunciation of the word. We can compare Romance language pronunciations to each other. There’s more, and you can read about that here.
  • Medieval Latin - When the Roman Empire expanded, so did the reach of Latin. Latin was influenced by many local languages, including German. We know it was about this time that j (pronounced like the consonantal y) entired the language, and diphthongs were contracted (ae became e, so we can assume that it was now pronounced like e). Latin also started forming local dialects, which evolved so intensely that we now call them different languages. This was the origin of the Romance languages.
  • Church/Ecclesiastical Latin - the Latin of the Catholics. This is where a lot of modern misconceptions about Latin pronunciation stem from. The Catholics determined that, for the purpose of Mass, Italic pronunciation just sounded better. Vowels were no longer long or short, could sound like ch or k, g could sound like the modern sometimes, sounded like ysounded like the modern v, and some more. You can read about that here. Church Latin was only used for church purposes, however.
  • English/Business/Legal Latin - the pronunciation used today when people want to sound smart by using Latin words and phrases but don’t actually sound smart because they don’t know how to pronounce Latin. English Latin simply pronounces Latin as though it were English, with ending i’s in plurals sounding like aye (even though that was never a thing in either Classical, Medieval, or Church Latin.

As for which pronunciation is the most correct, most Latinists nowadays will point at Classical Latin. You can read my posts about the history and development of Latin here, here, and here.

Hope this helps, Anon!

-Beniaminus

Really, though, one of the things that interests me about the back-half of Les Miserables’s Act I is that everything except Marius and Cosette’s relationship starts in media res, with the students already on the brink of revolution. It doesn’t need to go into great depth to show us why they’re revolting, because the show correctly intuits that simply by dramatizing Valjean and Fantine’s lives earlier in the show they’re able to highlight all the things that pushes the students towards a revolution, despite the time jump between the two narrative arcs.

It’s a really flawless bit of “show, don’t tell”, and demonstrates that an audience member can follow Character A and see their suffering and intrinsically understand why Character B would want to revolt without necessarily having to dig deep into Character B. Les Mis is super effective in how it manages to condense Hugo’s novel, and this kind of efficiency is one of several reasons why.

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Due giorni di Writing, Musica e Bboying.
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[Mark] 60 inches & 0.76 seconds

Series: Remember when…

JB | Jackson | Jinyoung | Youngjae | Bambam | Yugyeom

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In the midst of the pit black, you felt electricity rushing down your spines when somebody took a hold of your hand, his touch was soft and his thin fingers fitted perfectly into yours. And before you could make out the situation, you had felt another flush of warmth hit you ever so lovingly, not on your hand anymore but your lips. The identical softness to your lips came and went like a wind, and you couldn’t help but missing it against your lips. Everything happened in less than one second, too short for you to figure out who, but the way he looked at you when the candle was lit up told you what he really meant behind those vast-ocean-like eyes of his.

He liked you, just as much as you did.

60 inches.

In such distance, Mark didn’t get to see much of you, only your gorgeous hair and a cute grey beanie on top, an over-sized hoodie than covered up your shorts, also your backpack with number 626 imprinted on the side. However, that wasn’t the thing that attracted his eyes, but your being. The way you put your hands in your hoodie’s pockets while tapping your feet, shifting your weight from your toes to the your heels and vice versa; the way you took a glance at the traffic light, the expression on your face wondered when it would turn green for you to cross the road. Mark smiled, he didn’t know why he wanted to come close to you so bad, but he decided to stay in his van, and the vehicle soon turned to the direction opposite to you. You were just one of many people he met in his life and he would forget you, one way or another.

He couldn’t.

Turned out you were a trainee under JYP Entertainment, who had earned yourself a special dancing course in the US, that explained Mark had never seen you before. That day was the day you came back to form a group with other girls and prepare for your debut. Since then , Mark saw you more often, still the same dressing style with beanie, hoodie, a pair of shorts and number 626 at the side of your backpack, still the same distance of 60 inches. The distance between him at the reception and you in front of the vocal training room, or between your dance practice rooms, or even when you stopped by his practice room to observe the boys, the respective distance remained unchanged.

The good thing was Mark now had the opportunity to learn more about you, your every angle from front profile, side profile to back profile, your pride coming from L.A imprinted on your backpack, your love for singing and rapping, even your four dimensional personality that made him chuckle anytime he looked at you. The more you stayed around, the deeper he was into you. He wanted to start a conversation with you and not just any regular eye contact, but he was clueless. Why did it so hard when it came to you? Hadn’t he always been the hot boy who trapped girls into his net with just one gaze?

Mark found himself voluntarily becoming a fish in your trap. A too good-looking fish.

0.76 seconds.

Courtesy of Jackson and his extra-outgoing self, Mark had been able to decrease the distance at least six times. The red head’s eyes immediately shot up as he saw you shyly standing behind your group members, the 4D side of your was temporarily hidden for the official first met with the boys next practice room.

“Ladies! Welcome to the party after monthly evaluation!”, Jackson greeted in his sexy husky voice, but before he could make any sexier impression on you girls, Youngjae ruined it all.

“Guys! Hannah brought food!”, the Mokpo boy cheered as the other four grinned sheepishly at Hannah. She rolled her eyes before handing the boys boxes of midnight snacks.

“It’s Y/N’s idea by the way! She seems to know you guys well!”, your friend added while stepping aside to let the boys see their new favorite girl. Bambam proceeded to grab your wrist to pull you sit down with them while Jinyoung and Jaebum invited the rest. You all gathered around in a circle, and to Mark’s satisfaction, you both happened to sit next to each other. Mark smiled dimply at Bambam’s wink.

During the night, Mark’s attention was totally on you, despite how loud and annoyed the others were. He casually offered you a slice of spicy rice cake while smile-urging, causing you to blush a little before opening your mouth to receive his treat. You beamed incoherently, not noticing some sauce was smeared at the corner of your lips. As you awkwardly looked down to the floor, Mark gently used a tissue to remove the thick red liquid off, which made you jumped in your seat, staring at him in an awe.

“So.. I’m I’m Mark!”, the red head blurted out of nowhere and regretted right after. Of course you knew his name. Everyone in this company knew his name. Think Mark, think! The L.A boy sighed, how he wished he was smooth at talking with girls like his best friend, Jackson, how he wished his heart didn’t pound this erratic in front of you, it would have been much easier. Feeling unsure, Mark started to play with the hem of his shirt before reaching over to a bunch of snacks in the center of the circle to stuff his mouth with food.

“Korean food seems to suit your appetite, huh?”

Mark coughed at your question, his eyes searching for his reflection in your irises, which looked much like a cute, stuffy three-year-old kid, rather than a handsome man in his twenty. The red head almost choked on his food, making you to bring your hand up to caress his back up and down while scooting closer to him. Mark quickly gulped down the water handed by you, praying you didn’t notice how flustered he had become.

“Ye-yeah. Don’t you?”, he finally replied.

“Some are too spicy, you know”, you said while laughing, waving your hand in front of your face as the gesture of a fan. “I don’t usually eat spicy food back in the State”

“Oh sorry, I should have fed you rice roll instead of spicy rice cake! Here you go!”, Mark quickly used his chopsticks to pick a slice of rice roll up to feed you as you opened your mouth widely.

“Actually, spicy rice cake is fine! I just couldn’t handle spicy seafood noodle!”, you commented while chewing.

“Me neither! Just one bite and…”, you both  scrunched up your noses in disgust, making hissing sound and got surprised by your same reaction. And just like that, Mark realized that wasn’t the only thing which looked the same. You two coincidentally handpicked a white beanie each, also the long-sleeves jean shirt he wore and the one whose sleeves you tied around your waist definitely from the same brand. People who didn’t know you two would probably think you two were dating or at least had sort of ‘some’ relationship. Mark chuckled at the thought, leaving an examining look on your face.

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”, Mark asked, a hint of amusement on his cheeks.

“That with these matching outfits, people may assume we’re dating?”, you answered without thinking one bit. The words just flowed out naturally, causing Mark’s lips to break into a smile.

“They should, because I’ve liked you already”

Before you could ever reply, suddenly  the electricity was cut off, leaving thirteen people in the complete darkness. Well it wasn’t that much of a sudden because the JYP building was designated to turn all the light off automatically at 2.30 sharp. None of you was surprised, and none had a phone with them.

Mark abruptly found his courage, and he drove in. With his heart still racing as insane as ever, in the midst of the pit black, his hand subconsciously took a hold of your hand, which had already stayed next to his when the light was still on. As if you two were meant to be, Mark had no difficulty in making his way to your lips. His lips pressed against yours, softly, gently, lovingly, affectionately but quickly, just 0.76 seconds. But just with that short amount of time, every fiber inside that handsome boy knew all those feelings he had had for you for months were real.

He liked you, a lot.

As soon as the dim light of candle was lit up, Mark was no longer hesitant, the tip of his nose touched yours while he trapped you in his vast-ocean-like eyes, his lips muttering those letters he had been keeping ever since he first saw you before they, again, pressed on yours.

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A 40-minute mix featuring tracks from the radio show “Hip-Hop & Her Family” selected and mixed live by DJ Petra. Tune in Fridays at 10:30pm ET to WNYU 89.1fm / wnyu.org or check out the archives at hiphopandherfamily.com

.REVIVING HIP-HOP’S ROOTS.

Tracklist:

“I’m Glad You’re Mine” Al Green
“Brown Skin” Richie Spice
“We Buy Gold” 8Ball & MJG
“Bonsai” Tego Calderon
“Live Mi Life” Romain Virgo
“Numa Nice Numa Boa” DJ LK
“Masterplan (Illastrate Remix)” Boog Brown
“Revelations” Fugi
“Kings In This Jungle” Sizzla & Jah Cure
“Ghetto-Ology” Goodie Mob
“Brooklyn and Jamaica” Morgan Heritage
“The Enemy” Big L ft. Fat Joe
“Badder Dan Dem” Lone Ranger
“Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz” Lost Boys
“Country Rap Tunes” Big K.R.I.T.
“We No Worry Bout Them” Konshens & Romain Virgo
“I’m Loaded” Droop-E ft. E-40
“Nakozonga” Didjak Munya
“Odd Ras” Chronixx
“Kali Yuga” Georgia Ann Muldrow
“This Is For” Baba Israel & Yako 440
“Nashia Tho Dhoor” Specialist & Tru-Skool
“Six Million Ways to Die” Cutty Ranks
“For The Love of Money” The O'Jays
“I Need A Dollar” Aloe Blacc
“Strange Fruit” Luck-One
“Redemption” Jesse Jagz
“The Dock of the Bay” Otis Redding

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mellarksloaves asked for hiccuping!Peeta in her tags and I couldn’t help myself. Posting it here instead of in her ask because I’m too addicted to italics.

HIIIC. The sound rips from his chest and he puts a hand over his mouth a moment too late. It’s funny, really, how surprised he looks. “Sorry,” he says a moment later, giving me a tiny smile. “Anyway, there’s new recipe that I –” he stops himself and the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a scowl on his face appears.

“What?” I ask.

“Hic – ups,” he answers. He’s trying to look cross but not quite accomplishing it. “Ugh.”

“Want me to see if Effie has something?” I joke lightly pretending to get up off of the bed. His hand comes out to wrap around my wrist and something funny runs through me at the touch. We’ll be in District Eight soon, expected to laugh and kiss and dance for the cameras, but until then, I expected our conversation on my bed – locked away from Effie’s ranting about the schedule being off because of our stop for fuel that first day – to be completely platonic. For him to keep his hands to himself, the way he does at night. And yet I’m a little bit disappointed when he pulls his hand away.

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