So, I was chatting with my good friend @nerily and we got on the subject of amnesia fics (which I love) and I discovered that she hasn’t seen many with happy endings (which I also love) so…this happened…
Please bear with the format/typos. I just copy/paste’d from the chat:
Michele doesn’t remember much of anything since his accident.
While out being angsty (lol) he meets Emil, a cheerful ghost.
Emil doesn’t remember anything about his life, so he doesn’t know why he can’t move on.
“Something we have in common.” Michele.
They bond. They try to help each other. Emil, enthusiastically, and Michele, grudgingly.
Emil starts fading away and disappears one day.
Michele is upset, but doesn’t know who to tell. Who would believe he’s been talking to a ghost?
Finally, Sara comes to check on him (as she often does) and he admits that he misses Emil.
Sara freezes. “You remember Emil?” Because Michele has thus far remembered nothing.
Sara tells him that Emil is the one who saved him. In fact, Michele would be dead if Emil hadn’t <insert heroic thing and accident description>
Michele realizes it’s his fault Emil is dead.
“It’s my fault. He’s dead because of me.”
“No, he’s-” but Sara’s phone rings. She answers and then looks ready to cry. “He’s awake” she croaks. “What?” "Emil. He’s awake.”
Emil has been in a coma since the accident. (Tropes everywhere!)
And the reason his ghost disappeared is because he was waking up.
Unlike Michele, Emil remembers everything.
Michele wasn’t allowed to visit because a) emil’s condition and b) it might be too shocking for his own condition.
Emil remembers everything, including his time as a “ghost” (to make it different from other stories)
“So, I guess that’s why I couldn’t move on.”
“Emil…” Michele cries and holds him, something he’s wanted to do for a long time, but couldn’t admit.
“Do you remember everything?” Emil asks when they pull apart. Michele shakes his head.
“I don’t, but… I remember <the accident> and my time with you (as a ghost)” Emil smiles. “Well, we can work with that. ”
Ah, it was so fun dreaming up this fic. I probably won’t get around to writing it any time soon, but here’s the entire story with spoilers!! ♥
THOSE TAGS @ SEB ABOUT HP? honestly? it's like i wrote them myself like s e b baby i love you to death but i still can't believe this? i KNOW he loves to read so what's his excuse? like if i knew i was gonna meet him i'd just bring a full set of hp books as a gift for him tbh. sadly i most likely never will since i live in europe but the thought alone comforts me. can you IMAGINE! talking! about! the books! with! him! i'd d i e. :') my knowledge of the hp universe is the only thing i'm good for.
if i hadn’t read the europe part, i’d think i sent this to myself. i think this wins the award for the most me ask i’ve ever received.
what if i just carry around a kindle with only the harry potter series (plus fantastic beasts, quidditch through the ages, and beedle the bard; i’m not a monster) in case i meet him? and then i just hand it to him, say “you’ll thank me later,” and walk away. no picture, no autograph, no nothing, just hand off the kindle and leave.
Is it a good idea to create characters based on people which you know?
I don’t see a problem with it, in fact I think every writer does it to some extent.
The characters we create are only going to live and breathe if we give them realistic and believable ways of behaving, and there’s no better way to collect those than by noticing them in the people we have around us.
Just be sure not to make your character an exact copy and just use the person as inspiration.
Her last car was a Barbie jeep (she just copied Lulu like she does with everything she buys, wears, dyes her hair), and this new one just happens to be an almost perfect copy of the $1million car Ben's been posting about for as far back in his IG as I can be bothered looking. Nice of her to pick that one, roomie goals.
one of the major differences between easian makeup and western makeup is that easian makeup is primarily focused on skincare and a key part of that “care” is trying to make your skin whiter. that and there’s still the emphasis on hiding blemishes and making yourself look youthful and basically everything that western makeup does. so I just copy the lipstick styles and that’s it lol
you couldn't get attention on aq so now you're two just copying purecamp on here. really not original.
Okay listen up here you fucking shit head, what me and @laskathunderfun are doing is now where near PureCamps JTTOU because we are doing a fantastic beasts verse, while her fic is set in the normal Potter verse and we stated this right at the beginning of our fucking roleplay, but no, you didn’t pay attention to that you ignorant fuckwad. Plus, Pure camp is a dear friend of ours and we did everything we could to make this verse different. You know what? I’m in too good of a mood to deal with you, anon. Good day and fuck you.
I won’t post it for obvious reasons but my physical omgcp copies just arrived and……….@ the rest of yall that have them…….that lil ‘keep the change’ comic near the end of book one cleared my skin and revived my crops
Shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t look like they belong on the street style blogs, shout-out to girls with hijab that are not fashionistas, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t have strong eyeliner game, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t wear any makeup, shout-out to plus sized girls with hijab that feels like no hijab suits your face shape, shout-out to girls with hijab that gets catcalled on the street despite the coverings, shout-out to girls with hijab that have to remove so many pins when they’re shopping for clothes, shout-out to girls with hijab that are having a bad hijab day where everything is wrong and you feel like you just look plain messy, y'all look beautiful today. Thanks.
the no bullshit guide to getting your shit together: for the lazy student
Let’s be honest: time management and organization? They’re really hard. Sure, at first you might feel like you’ve gotten the hang of them, that you’re in control of your life. But how often have you fallen off the wagon? Procrastinated on one thing and the next moment, you’re behind in all your classes? I know that sometimes laziness feels like a part of who you are, but honestly, fuck that. Do you really want to give up your success for the disinterest of a moment?
If your answer is no (it better be no, or you really need to get your priorities straight), let’s get to it.
STEP ONE: BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF
“This class doesn’t even matter.” “I don’t care about my grades.” “I can finish this the day before.” Sound familiar? You might feel great now, but when you’re staring down at your report card later, it’ll feel like you just got punched.
This is a cliche, but the greatest obstacle to your success is yourself - especially the lies you tell yourself! Sit yourself down and be honest about what you need to improve on. Be as blunt as you can, but for god’s sake, don’t throw yourself a pity party! There’s no use agonizing over what you can’t change. Instead, set realistic, achievable goals, and make a game plan. Struggling with math? Go to extra help. Behind in all your classes? Stay in for a couple nights and actually work.
STEP TWO: STOP WITH THE FANCY SHIT
Now you know what your goals are, but maybe you want some inspiration, so you log on to tumblr and are instantly bombarded by all these beautiful, well lit shots of the most gorgeous bullet journals, planners, and notes. Impressive, right? Well, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: they’re all useless! A simple phone planner works just as well, if not better, than a fancy agenda, because you’ll always have it on you, it’s not a hassle to carry around, and you don’t feel obligated to make it look pretty.
Riddle me this, where are you going to find all this extra motivation to keep prettying up your bullet journal? To write all your notes in perfect, colour coded printing? There aren’t many times in life where taking the easy was out will actually benefit you, so take advantage! Stop wasting your time; get a phone planner and write your notes in your natural goddamn handwriting.
STEP THREE: CLEAN YOUR ROOM
Yep, your entire room - not just your study space! This one can be put on the back burner for a bit if you’re on a really pressing deadline, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m notoriously messy, and if I don’t watch myself, I’d find myself in dirty-laundry-and-old-notes hell. A little bit of organized chaos is fine, I even encourage it! But try working when your desk is covered in mounds of paper and you have nowhere to put your laptop – it’s just not conducive to success.
Keeping your entire room clean is a way to stave off stress, frustration, and even embarrassment, because nobody wants to show potential roommates how much of a mess they are.
STEP FOUR: ACTUALLY WORK
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “actually work? Who does this girl think she is?” I’d probably think the same thing, except I’ve learned the valuable lesson of sucking it the hell up, and you will too. When you get home from work, grab a snack and work. When you have a free period, figure out what’s due and work. Stop reasoning yourself out of work: you’re not going to finish this later, and that will be on the test. There’s really not much to say about this one, because it’s the step that requires the most raw effort, and you’re really only going to find that within yourself. Tell yourself what’s at stake, and realize that, by setting the standard for your mediocrity now, you’re potentially trapping yourself in a cycle that will last for years.
STEP FIVE: CUT YOURSELF SOME SLACK
Maybe you’ve been on top of your shit for a day, a week, or even a month, and that’s really great. But then… you fail. You miss a deadline or you bomb a test. So what do you do now? Do you allow yourself to fall back into your old habits? Fuck no! Everyone fails, even that studyblr with those perfect bullet journal photos and a perpetually clean study space. I’m going to tell you something that’ll sound really strange: you should value your failures, especially if you worked hard to avoid them. What?! Be HAPPY about failing when I actually TRIED? Yeah, you heard me right. If you don’t know how to handle failure, then when you inevitably experience it, your reaction will be much worse.
Failing hurts, and boy, I know how embarrassing it can be. But learning how to deal with failure, and especially how to keep trying after it happens, is an invaluable lesson.
STEP SIX: TREAT. YO. SELF.
Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting you treat yourself after the most basic of tasks, because please. Treat yourself when you know you goddamn well deserve it. Remember that “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.” If all you do is study and do your homework, then, pardon my french, your life sucks. If you don’t have friends, play a video game! Eat an entire jumbo chocolate bar! Indulge in whatever the fuck you want, you deserve it. I’m someone that has trouble prioritizing future benefits over immediate gratification, so by allowing myself little pleasures, I save myself from crashing and burning.
Hope these tips helped, but remember to take them with a grain of salt - you’re you and I’m me, and different things work for different people. Good luck!
I’ve never read a book that treated its characters with more tenderness, generosity, and sympathy than Benjamin Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Even when the characters don’t think they deserve it, especially when the characters don’t think they deserve it, the narrative holds out cupped hands full of love and patiently waits for them to take it. It makes my heart ache so much; it’s a book that genuinely makes me aspire to be a kinder person.
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
[TRANS] ‘WINGS: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ - Suga Thanks To
I want to say thank you first to my family, who have been the motivation of my life.
Thank you so much to Bang Shihyuk PD-nim, Vice President Choi Yoojung, Director Yoon Seokjoon, Director Kim Shinkyu, Director Lee Hyuk, Director Chaeeun who always help us become a cool BTS. I’ll work hard with the same mindset as my debut days.
Hobeomie-hyung, Sejinie-hyung, Sungseokie-hyung, Jungilie-hyung, Yoonjae-hyung, Sunhakie, Kwangtaekie-hyung who always silently take care of us from behind, thank you and I love you!!
Bighit’s music team that worked really hard this time too, Pdogg-hyung, Dohyungie-hyung, Donghyukie, Joonsangie, Changwonie-hyung, Jooyoungie-hyung, Bosungie-hyung, Wooyoung-nim, you’re the top in Korea.
Sunghyunie-hyung, Hyunjoo-noona, Sunkyung-noona, Gabriel-hyung, teacher Sungdeuk who give Bangtan wonderful wings, thank you for give us really wonderful wings this time too.
People who help Bangtan every minute, every second, Woojung-noona, Surin-noona, Hyunji-noona, Bunhong-nim, Seolhee-noona, Joowon-nim, Jooyeon-nim, Joy-nim, team leader Heesun, Hayan-noona, Jinah-nim, Kyungjin-nim, Sunho-nim, Hyeyoung-nim, Iseul-noona, Nayeob-noona, Yoori-nim, Onnuri-nim, Hyekki-hyung, Eunjung-nim, Eunsang-nim, Junho-nim, team leader Jaedong, Jungwook-nim, Junsu-nim, Hyunmin-nim, Sunjung-noona, Mijung-noona, Seungwoo-nim, Yeonhee-nim, Hyewon-nim, Miryung-nim, Yeji-nim, thank you so much. Thanks to you BTS can carry on activities without any trouble. Sincerely thank you so much.
Head of Department Hajung, Hyeso-nim, Seoyeon-nim from the style team, thank you for giving us cool styling!
The best Hair & Makeup team, Head of Department Naejoo, Head of Department Dareum, Head of Department Jihye, Jinyoung-nim, Hyunah-nim, Seolji-nim, thank you for creating our images. Korea’s best video team, Director Lum, Director Hyunwoo, Director Sunwook, thank you for shooting cool videos for us this time too!!!
Our ARMYs who give us excessive love every album! Thank you so much and I love you. I’ll come to find you with cool music and cool performances.