lets take a second to appreciate it

Devour (Smut)

Summary: No real plot here, tbh. Just Shawn treating you right. 

S/o to @permanentguitar for the assist and @anothermendesfangirl for making the visual at the end of this. 

Have at it. Enjoy. Feedback is always appreciated. 


He knows how to take care of you. He always does. So when he asks you how your day was during dinner and you explain how long and stressful it was, it didn’t surprise you when he pulls you out of your seat to lead you to the bedroom. The second glass of wine you just poured is also in tow because, well, you’re not going to let it go to waste.

“Really?” he chuckles as you take a long sip and set the glass on nightstand. The corner of your mouth pulls into a smirk and you shrug at him. You’re almost too tired to care at this point and you’re ready for whatever he has in store for you.

His hand comes up to cup the side of your face and his lips find yours. This kiss itself is short and sweet, then his lips move to the corner of your mouth before peppering kisses across the rest of your face. His nose grazes against your cheek as his lips travel and the sensation sends a shiver down your spine. The gasp you let out lets him know.

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For once, let’s take a moment to appreciate SM’s GENIUS planning and the MASSIVE influence EXO has worldwide and especially online. We never hear much abt EXO’s social media presence bc they never had a twitter and some took that as an excuse to say they were “not as powerful” “declining” unlike other groups in this day and age who utilize social media.

But the SECOND EXO opens an account, THE SECOND the account changes their dp of all things, the SECOND they make a post, #EXO, #kokobop, #thewar ALL start trending worldwide, their followers skyrocket to the hundred thousands, and everywhere from WEIBO to INSTAGRAM to TWITTER, EXO’s taken over. Twitter Korea itself welcomed EXO….they introduced exo logo emojis…..the teaser hasn’t even been released for an hour and everyone’s running round in circles

THIS is what you all forgot in the past year or so where EXO was practically inactive. When a top tier group is quiet it’s easy to pretend they’re not at the top anymore. It’s hilarious that the second EXO comes back that delusion crashed and burn. Say hello and make way for the kings 

Originally posted by 12fools

1. A boy who wants to speak to you will message you, if he’s not messaging you then it’s probably because he doesn’t want to.
2. If he’s not asking you out on a date then it’s most likely because he doesn’t want to take you on one.  
3. Calling you ‘crazy’ or ‘strange’ is his way of trying to make you feel like your feelings are unnecessary, don’t stay with someone who makes you feel stupid for having feelings.
4. You never really know what he’s thinking so don’t for a second think you do because you’ll end up getting disappointed.
5. A boy who truly likes you will never put himself in a position to lose you.
6. Know when to walk away, you will find a boy who appreciates you.
7. Don’t chase him, if he wants to leave let him. If he really did like you as much as you liked him he wouldn’t be walking away in the first place, remember that.
8. There’s always someone else, they might not be right for you either but there will always be someone you find after them and eventually you’ll find the right person.
9. Don’t ignore the red flags, if you think something isn’t right then trust your gut, you’re probably right anyway.
10. If he likes you then he’ll want to talk to you and only you and will make an active effort to do so.
11. “I’m not looking for anything serious right now” means “I’m not looking for anything serious with you”.  
12. A boy who likes you will want to be with you. 
13. If he tells you he’s going to bed but is then actively on social media then don’t dare message him the next day.  
14. A boy who likes you will want to speak to you everyday, not once a week or whenever it suits him.
15. Watch out for the boys who speak to you in their free time and the boys who’ll free their time to speak to you, it’s important to learn the difference.
16. If he ignores any of your messages, whether they’re messages that have an answer to them or ones that could be ignored then he’s probably not interested.
17. If a boy is interested in you then he’s going to message you back even if your last message was one he didn’t have to reply to, if he likes you he’ll want to talk to you.
18. Actions will always speak louder than words, don’t believe anything he says unless he actively proves it with his actions.
19. Boys say things they don’t mean.  
20. Once it’s over walk away, he’s made it clear how he feels about you or rather how he doesn’t so leave it at that.
—  20 lessons I’ve learned (and never want to forget).
fashion consults!

as most of you know, I was in the hospital this month. why? my heart. again. always. two cardiac arrests within a fifteen minute span as I was getting ready for work; an ambulance came and got me and everything. after that, it was two weeks of tests and surgery and new medications and short-term disability and ultimately, no answers. my heart condition remains a rare and mysterious jewel. so good news: I’m alive. bad news: I’m an american who just spent two weeks in the best electrocardiology ward in new york city. which means medical bills. so many fucking medical bills. 

now, I have insurance, but before it kicks in I have a significant deductible to meet. every scrap of every paycheck is going towards those bills for the foreseeable future. which isn’t great, considering I took two-thirds of my closet off to a consignment store about a month before this happened. You guys know me, I’d like to be able to fill it out again. so I’m proposing a trade: I’ll dress you if you dress me. 

style consulting - rates and services

  1. $15 option - one time occasion styling! if you have a wedding or a graduation or a big date coming up, I’ll hop on skype with you for a half-hour and see what we can do with the clothes you already have.
  2. $20 option - fashion guidance. I’ll ask you to send me five to seven pictures of outfits, styles, or fashion icons that you like. from there, I’ll write up my impressions of your fashion goals, advise you towards certain trends, and help you solidify your sense of personal style. (here is an example)
  3. $40 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper. You’ll receive all the services of #1, plus I’ll discuss your budget and then go shopping for you. I’ll put together ten items within your price range that will help you meet your style aspirations. 
  4. $65 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper + skype consult. You’ll receive all the services of #1 and #2, plus I will set up a 45 minute in-person skype consult with you. We’ll go through your closet (or whatever items you choose) together, and I’ll help you pinpoint which garments will work with your new look, and which ones won’t. 

**request via an ask - include your email address, your name, and which service you want - I’ll send you an email and we can begin the conversation there.** 

(note: all these prices are suggested. obviously if you’re willing to donate more, I’d appreciate it, each option takes about an hour and a half more to do than the option preceding it. if you want something different than what I’m offering, send me a message and we’ll talk details.)

(second note: I’ll be doing these requests in the order I get them. When I get your inquiry, I’ll let you know where you are in the queue.)

I’ll still be giving out style advice all the time on this blog, don’t worry! But in-depth, individually tailored stuff takes me a lot of time, and I’d like to be able to turn that into something I can use to buy shoes that won’t fall apart with nyc wear.

hope to dress you soon! ♥

Bad Temper

MASTERLIST

Requested: Jealous Shawn. Not sure I like this but I tried. 

Word count: 2,658

“I think this might actually be it!” I said, folding the last box together. I ran my fingers through my hair, breathing out heavily. 

I thought it would never end. No matter where I looked, there had always been more boxes to start on. But now, I’d actually unpacked the last one.

“What?” Shawn yelled from the other room, fumbling with his precious guitars as always. 

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My Take On SnB:VS Episode 13 Pure ChariNina trash here, also long. VERY LONG. I MEAN VERY.

I can’t. For the love of me I can’t. I literally screamed my head off this episode. Girl at first I was like: aw hell, I need to get my sht together and analyze this episode because this is gonna be a gruesome fight.

And then this beautiful thing happened

And thus I knew I was fkced. Screw the analyzation of the intense fight and let’s fangirl about all of this beauty that’s being fed to us by Kami himself. (Also can we appreciate how they hold on to each other when Charioce caught Nina?)

So here’s my take on EVERYTHING THAT JUST HAPPENED.

First up, I love this. It’s so perfect, so sweet I died. I know it’s not that much, I mean he just caught Nina and IS JUST HOLDING HER OH SO GENTLY AND PROTECTIVELY. Not a big deal right? 

Second up, ooh nuuuuuu baby Chari your eye TT-TT

(Hold up, lemme fangirl at the way he looks at Nina. So what if I’m making a big deal out of everything? I mean I can see an undertone of worry in his look. Still though, your eye Chari.)

*Nina regains consciousness and fangirls at the beauty in front of her*

*Charioce noticing Nina’s awake and smiles at her fangirliness making me fangirl even more*

YES BABY NINA, BABY CHARI’S EYE OH NUUUUUUUHHHH

*omg*

*FKNG DIES* *FANGIRLS IN DEATH* NINA PUT THIS IN YO DAMN MIND THAT HE’S LOOKING AT YOU. I KNOW THIS ISN’T SOMETHING I SHOULD MAKE A BIG DEAL OF AND PEOPLE ARE GONNA SAY HE’S JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS BUT THIS IS CHARIOCE. I SEE A HINT OF SOMETHING UNDERNEATH AND YOU AINT TELLING ME OTHERWISE.

Now here we have Nina looking at Charioce with a pout while blushing.

*When bae did something wrong but you still love him*

*Arguing with bae*

SHT MY HEART. This is the second time Charioce’s asked Nina this and now I can definitely say he aint saying it to mock her! Plus, Chari looks like he’s a child who wants candy and just can’t stop asking for it.

*When you in an argument and bae just smiles like prince charming up at you while kneeling in front of you*

Inner Nina: CALM YO SELF WOMAN. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE MAD AT HIM, NOT FALL IN LOVE EVEN MORE. CALM YO FKNG HEART. DON’T TURN INTO A DRAGON. DO. NOT. I REPEAT. DO. FKNG. NOT.

Okay okay, something more serious now.

I can’t help but feel happy to know that even though Nina knows the situation she’s in she still trusts that Charioce will help her, I mean really, Nina knows Charioce is the source of all of this and yet she still trusts that Chari will help her,

See? Even Chari is confused/shocked by this.

He’s even more shocked when she does this. (Just open your arms and catch her darling) Also, I really liked that in this scene Chari’s first instinct was to grab his sword but stopped and opened his arms to catch her. *faints*

Me during this: Nina, chill.

Still me: Nina, chill! Charioce is shooketh!

Chari is shooketh x 3. (Still, I aint complaining with what Nina is asking huehuehue)

Somewhere deep in Charioce’s head: Is she serious?

Somewhere deep in Nina’s head: Yes I’m serious

Me: Oh.

Me: OOOOOOOAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Admit it! I aint the only btch that thought instead of a hug Chari was going to kiss her.

That hug though, such intensity. It’s as if the entire world stopped for a minute to appreciate how perfect they are.

I have no idea how many timed I’ve died today.

Lemme be honest, when Nina told Chari to hug her I really was thinking that he was only going to hug her while Nina stays frozen in her spot encircled in Charioce’s arms. I didn’t expect her to encircle her arms around his neck and hug him back!

Also, Chari hugging Nina like she’s the most precious thing in this entire world gave me life. LIFE I TELL YOU, LIFE! I mean just look at that peaceful smile, it’s a smile of a person who believes that at that moment everything is perfect.

*When ya girl turns into a dragon. Literally.* Charioce is shooked.

*Timeskip to after Nina’s brutal and badass fight* Charioce is still shookethed.

How to fall in love with a dragon.

Cute head tilting dragon Nina is cute.

How to fall in love with a dragon 2: Getting closer.

I don’t know why but Charioce looking up at Nina like this just gives me a peek at Charioces’s emotion depth. Like it’s so deep you can’t see it.

Me: Aww.

Me: Wait, what?

Me: … *waits expectantly*

Me: OMG

Me: AWWW OMG HE TOOK OFF HIS GLOVE TO TOUCH HER.

OMG. His touch turned her into a dragon and it was his touch that turned her back.

Charioce is shookethed.

Charioce is shookethed and mezmerized all the the same time.

Charioce looking worriedly at Nina. I can’t, I just can’t.

*timeskip to after Rita and Jeanne take Nina away.*

Ah one last final glance because Chari knows he won’t be seeing Nina for a couple more episodes.

Overall all this damn episode gave me a rollercoaster of feelings that I will be willing to ride again in the future. I love these two to death and will definitely keep on rooting for them. This episode just confirmed so much for me that I’m willing to die for Charioce and Nina.

Well this ends my long a** post, I hope you enjoyed because I made this in a span of like an hour or two. Feel free to reblog or comment!

apprenticedmagician  asked:

Andreil with an In The Moment Kiss from that kiss prompt post! Just like their first one ^w^ <3

Neil genuinely does enjoy spending time with Matt. 

After a little cajoling on Matt’s part, he finally ended up convincing Neil that they were, in fact, best friends, and as a testament to that friendship they often have movie nights (“you’ve missed so many, Neil!”) in which Neil actually watches the movies, stupid as they were.

However, when Andrew is around, the movie is the last thing on Neil’s mind.

Neil had been feeling a bit off for a few days, for reasons he couldn’t pinpoint which seemed to make it all that much worse. Andrew’s steady presence helped, but it wasn’t a cure. Neil could tell that both of them were on edge from waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it was still up in the air and out of sight with no signs of coming down any time soon. So, when he told Andrew “Matt wants me to come over for movie night,” Andrew silently stood from his desk and followed Neil out the door and down the hall. 

Matt looked surprised to see Andrew there when he opened the door to his dorm but didn’t comment on it, just offering them up the couch and sinking into the armchair after hitting the ‘play’ button on the remote. Neil sat with his legs splayed perpendicularly over Andrew’s lap, leaning into his side and letting Andrew prop him up. If it were any of the other foxes, Neil wouldn’t have felt comfortable being so close to Andrew, but it was just Matt, who was smart enough not to tease either of them as the opening credits rolled.

For the first half of the movie, Neil paid close enough attention to remember the plot and the main character’s name. He keeps up conversation with Matt over the dramatic explosions, and is content to lean against Andrew and take comfort in the reassuring hand on his thigh. Andrew, for all Neil can tell, is bored out of his mind, but isn’t bored enough to leave Neil alone with Matt.

As a slower scene comes on Neil feels Andrew’s attention shift, and glances at him to find Andrew unabashedly staring at him, still bored but more attentive than before. Silently, as to not alert Matt, Neil rolls his eyes and nods to the screen, a nonverbal apology for subjecting him to the movie, even though Andrew chose to come along and has chosen to stay up until this point.

Neil thinks that Andrew will probably just ignore him, but instead, his eyebrow quirks ever so slightly and his hand on Neil’s thigh tightens, just enough so that its placement feels more purposeful than coincidental.

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Can I just point out how much of a respectful, old soul Jughead Jones is? He’s this kind of tortured writer, composing a novel with an Agatha Cristie aura, obviously influended by Hitchcock in regards to scenery and event setting. He appreciates arts and glorifices the past with every chance he can get. He holds on old, classic things; old hollywood, old cinematic means, old photographs, old print journalism. He agrees on being this detective duo with Betty, trying to solve a murder like another version of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, again through old-fashioned ways like in detective fiction back in the 20s and 30s. He appreciates classic beauty; Betty Cooper who her whole persona is straight out of a Jane Eyre book and her looks are a match with ones of the old starlets of the Golden Era is the only girl he takes interest in, not to mention his old-fashioned ways of stubly letting her know that he caught his eye. The suit he wore wasn’t because of society and its norms regarding the event they were attending; I can’t even fathom Jughead taking a second to consider what people would think of him. Anyone like him, quite apathetic and snarky on the outside, would have gone with an attire worse than Archie’s letterman jacket. That suit he chose though represented his true self within, the old ways his character was shaped around, making him think that taking care of his appearance in such an occasion was the right thing to do, like gentlemen did back in the era of chivarly. Opinions vary that Jughead is asexual or aromantic or both, and he might actually be, we’ll have to stick around to see about that, but one thing is certain; Jughead Jones is a romantic at heart and that is one, if not the most, charming element of his character.

The one where Harry meets the Missus

He dated a bit during his late teens and early twenties, but he never found the person he was looking for. He found girls who wanted him for his physique, name, lifestyle, and some who were genuine but could never figure out how he liked to be loved. He was the affectionate type but with his work schedule, it became difficult to show physical love to his significant other. Harry found ways to show them that he was thinking of them by sending them texts throughout the day to know he was thinking of them, making sure they ate, or were comfortable during tough weeks. It seemed that after a while, they became bored and in the end he was left broken hearted; just like this last time.

He was a person of routine on his days to himself in London town: up by 7am, ate a light snack, run, shower breakfast, work, and repeat. At least, that’s what it has been like the past few weeks and he had grown tired of it. Harry decided to get back into running through the neighborhoods to change things up rather than in the confines of a stale, smelly gym. Working out was his therapy when things got to be too much and he needed the time to focus on himself and his well-being. Running from his home in Hampstead right into Primrose Hill was his favorite route. There was character in London. He loved seeing the little ones and their parents walking to school, the opening of his favorite café where he could choose his own mug, and the delicious smell of bread in the bakery near his home.

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when he had his Aha! moment siting in that very café looking out into the colorful homes that lined the street adorned with vines of blooming flowers where realized he had been looking for love in all the wrong places. He needed to fall in love again with himself and the life he built rather than in a person. In his journal he wrote “Finding love within myself, in friends, family, and through experiences rather than forcing companionship. The one will come. Give it time” with a latte stain adorning the top of the page. So he waited, and ran, and worked his bum off, waiting for her to show up.

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“People are growing up in an interesting time right now where social media dictates our image of perfection. We have all of these social media–famous people now who have set this bar, and it’s a very unrealistic bar. I start following models on Instagram and I get in this spiral where I follow one and then follow the next, and I’m like, why do I follow them? Every day, you look at that when you’re scrolling through your feed, and you start to feel like it’s normal. Everyone is different. We’re in the generation where we feel like we need to be doing something at all times. We’re obsessed with productivity, and it makes everyone incredibly anxious. I always feel like I’m not doing enough and I’m always hard on myself. Yesterday, I was in the car with @colesprouse, and I was saying how I get home and I don’t do anything. I just go to sleep and I feel so useless, and he was like, ‘You’re the lead in a TV show, you’re working 15-hour days, your show is about to air, you need to chill. You’re 22 years old, you just got out of college, you’re right where you need to be.’ Because of the way we grow up so fast now, we start to think we should be at a higher place. We don’t appreciate where we are in our process, and we always feel we need to be on the next level. We can’t just take a second. In doing this show, I’m starting to learn how to just let myself go home and go to sleep—and that’s okay. We can only appreciate where we are in our lives by taking it day by day. Stressing about feeling like you’re not trying hard enough doesn’t help; it only makes you less productive and less inclined to push forward.” - Camila Mendes for obsessee

Improvise

Scenario: This guy sitting behind me on the bus was harassing me and when you got on you came up, took the seat next to me and said “Hey sweetie, Mom wants to know when and where you want to meet them for dinner. I was thinking the diner down the road from us”
Pairing: Jimin | Reader
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 1,848
Author’s Note: I remember an anon asking me about Jimin stories, so I figured it was about time I got around to that. This may or may not be based on personal experience when I went to university in the city.

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Public transportation, as it turns out, is the bane of your existence. You’d think that for someone who has undergone 2 years of the same routine, of keeping to yourself with your ear buds and notebooks and eyes glued to your phone screen for a majority of the ride into downtown, you would have gained a better hand in not attracting too much attention to yourself.

However, the hard jab into the back of your shoulder blades makes you almost think how much safer you’d feel if you had just decided to drive to school—sure, it may cost more and traffic sucks sometimes and driving in it of itself is so exhausting sometimes, but you wouldn’t have to—!

The voice starts as a murmur, drowned out by the steady beat of music ringing in your ears, and you think you might be able to ignore the man entirely before the jab comes back and actually hurts to the nature in which it’s right against a nerve. You flinch slightly upon contact, jerking away from the touch as you become reminded of your slight repulsion of physical touch—especially from people you don’t know very well.

Craning to look over your shoulder, you find yourself coming face-to-face with a man much older than you, his beady eyes giving off intentions for prying on individuals much younger than himself—who eyes you with so much possession that it makes your stomach churn. His gaze holds an expectancy that you wish to ignore, but are unable to do so now that you’ve given him some of your attention.

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love’s got a hold on me (m)

summary: taeyong just doesn’t how to quit while he’s ahead.

relationship: taeyong x reader

words: 1,976

warnings: shame(ful)less smut. sub!taeyong, teasing, orgasm denial.

Originally posted by yoon-to-the-oh

a/n: this started out as a conversation and just dwindled into this mess.


Taeyong was good, more often than not. He was sweet beyond compare, thoughtful even at the expense of his own comfort. He was wonderful, and you were certain that no one could replace him even if they dared. He was your boyfriend, and he was willing to please no matter what, no matter when, no matter where. But maybe it was just something in the air, or maybe one of the boys had said something to him that riled his ego, but whatever it had been, he was steadily facing the consequences. Such consequences were torture, the kind he so enjoyed.

“Such a bad boy, you’ve been acting up all day.”

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ASTRO 붙잡았어야 해 (Again) Choreography Appreciation

The choreography for 붙잡았어야 해 is really good and let me take you through step by step why it’s so good. (On top of that, when it’s in GIF form and you can’t hear any music, it’s easier to spot where they aren’t in sync. Or in ASTRO’s case, appreciate just how in sync they are.)

One thing I really appreciate about ASTRO choreographies is that they switch the focused member so easily. Here, MJ and Moonbin spin back to back. Moonbin sings first, and MJ sings second. This transition ONLY works because MJ is so much shorter than Moonbin - Bin can completely hide MJ behind him, and so when MJ spins out it’s like !!! he’s here !! In general it is very in sync.  

They have to do this spinning transition often when switching center members because of their six person group. In order to keep it symmetrical, there’s one center and two on each side, leaving one left over. This spinning transition lets them keep the symmetry without leaving anyone out for too long. 

The best part of this is how Moonbin’s hand turns, and it turns in time with their heads turning, especially Jinjin and Rocky., as if he’s the one turning their heads. Also that move where both hands are in is really good with the music, it fits really well and I love it alot. 

This move is actually really hard to do (trust me I’ve tried). I really love how it starts out lowkey with them doing the little feet straight forward and then it’s like BAM dynamic shape with the arm. 

Look at how smoothly MJ comes around to the front. Like the way they do the same back to back turn where Rocky turns inwards and MJ moves on the outside of him is what makes it look so smooth. On top of that watch MJ’s feet too. Also appreciate how they purposefully put the three shortest in the front to avoid off balancing the formation too much also appreciate how good rocky looks

This move is just sick. Like the way Sanha walks forward through the middle and like “hits” the others’ hands away and they open up the path for him is really cool. I’m still a big fan of how they are keeping similar heights on both sides. Also watch the way that the triangle of binusan moves from the focus of eunwoo in front to eunwoo sliding over to put sanha in the middle. 

Now this is one of my favorite parts of the choreography: the part right before the chorus where they all form the one line is the same point in the song where the electric guitar like slides out and the melody comes back thats a horrible way to describe it but still. Like when they are walking into the line it’s kind of just all over the place, but then when they slide out it’s so symmetrical. 

Alright this next move needs to be split up into parts for proper appreciation:

 I know it’s kind of hard to see at first but it’s not a random movement. The line kind of folds out ? Moonbin is stepping back just as Jinjin comes forward, and MJ’s moving forward in time with Jinjin coming forward. The important part is that Jinjin is moving from right to left, and everyone else is moving in a line behind where Moonbin is. This transition keeps your focus on the two who are currently singing, Moonbin and then Jinjin. 

This going to be called diagonal line #1. First of all I’m a sucker for this diagonal line formation, but I’m even more impressed by how Jinjin moves with the line. Jinjin’s little hop in the middle of it happens at the same time as the line does their first jump back. Also how the line moves from side to side is really smooth too. Probably the best part of this line though is Jinjin’s footwork that takes him backwards honestly all of the footwork in this choreography is spot on

Note: keep in mind this diagonal line has the left side forward and the right side back, and Jinjin is moving along the line from front to back. 

YO HERE IT IS THE WHOLE REASON I MADE THIS CHOREOGRAPHY APPRECIATION OKAY: This is one of the most beautiful transitions I’ve seen from ASTRO ever. The way the focus shifts from rocky to Jinjin, like how Jinjin just easily slots right into place for being part of Rocky’s rap squad is so smooth. Its just really beautiful and I want it to be appreciated. On top of that, the way that they keep this symmetry going - MJ and Jinjin the shorter members on the outside, followed by Moonbin and Sanha on Rocky’s sides. 

I call this the Rocky Rap Squad formation. It’s used a lot in their other choreographies - when rocky is in the center rapping and the other members go behind him diagonally on each side. The way Rocky’s moves are the main focus and the rest of ASTRO’s moves reflect the best parts of it just. There’s so much I appreciate about the way they move as a unit and how Rocky embellishes that. 

Also note: They still have this symmetry of small on the outside, then tall, then center. 

1) The way this formation transitions from Rocky as the focus to Sanha as the focus, everyone moves in a circular motion. Yet, they still keep the symmetry. This is because the formation goes tall short tall short tall short in the circle. So when Sanha slides to the front to become center, Rocky and Jinjin are the shorts next to him and Moonbin and Eunwoo are the talls on the end. 

2) The move where they cover their face and then switch is one of the coolest moves they’ve done so far for sure. 

Now this is one of those move/formations that is just beautiful because it’s a unit. The way Sanha as the center brings his hand up the first time in line with Rocky and Jinjin moving out, and then brings both arms down and up which kind of like “pushes” moonbin and eunwoo out and up. It looks really beautiful. And then he pulls them down and all of them drop. It’s mesmerizing. 

i just love this back and forth movement with the footwork. I think the footwork here just needsd to be appreciated. The parts where they are hitting their chests and sliding their feet together - look bud I’ve tried to learn that and let me tell you getting the coordination on that is not easy. But like the way they start initially only in line with two other members and then suddenly all of them are standing all the way straight up. Good stuff. 

No comment here is really needed, just an appreciation of how they’ve kept the back and forth two line formation is really smooth. (though this is the part of the dance where they are most out of sync, they aren’t bringing their hand down at the same speed or in the same way. 

Man these transitions are just so nice. The way that your attention is focused on Sanha who is so close to the camera, and how he completely blocks MJ in the middle who suddenly appears and is the main focus of the chorus. And then how Sanha just casually moves to the back of the formation. Also the sliding kinda reminds me of ice skating which is fitting. 

Remember when I talked about diagonal line #1? “Note: keep in mind this diagonal line has the left side forward and the right side back, and Jinjin is moving along the line from front to back. “

This diagonal line #2 goes the opposite direction: right side foward, left side back. Now instead of Jinjin moving from the front to the back, they “push” their arms and sanha takes the momentum of their arms and “pops” out of the formation, moving along the line from the back to the front. A stunning reflection of the early diagnoal line. Like imagine if those two lines happened back to back. 

I love this big circular motion they do with their hands. Of all the moves they have done so far in the choreography, all of them doing this arm circular is by far the biggest move they do in terms of how much space they take up. Like it’s a grand move for the dance so far. Their leg placement is also past shoulder width apart making the move look even bigger. And the way Bin like spins his hand in time with ASTRO spinning, and Bin moving from his legs apart to behind him, the footwork is so in sync with their spinning too. 

Okay this is really cool. This is the point in the music where the lyrics and melody are the chorus, but there’s more instrumental in the background. And their dancing reflects moves from the chorus choreography but instead of facing sideways they all face forward. And watch the way Bins arms move. All of ASTRO turn around at the same time that Bin turns to the front after turning away. 

This first box formation is two vocals in the center and the rest of them surrounding them. This was really smart that before this they had Rocky and Moonbin in the back spinning in sync because they were the best at that turn, and then they slid to the side so that Rocky, the main dancer, and Eunwoo, the visual, ended up in front. 

Also note how Rocky reaches up to “grab” something at the end, and “brings” it inside the formation. 

And then here they have another box formation, except for this time the two in the center are the rappers instead of the vocals. 

Watch the way MJ grabs up and raises his arm down, and then Moonbin raises his arm up as MJ’s comes down. (Also how they are on opposite sides of the square so the movements aren’t off balance.)

And then the way Rocky and Jinjin turn around each other to change the focus of the center. 

in conclusion: astro’s formations and transitions have me in love

Appreciation Post for the Lesser Knowns!

Originally posted by changgome

A lot of my favorite humans on this website have been going through things, and I want to take a second to shout out how amazing these bloggers/writers are! To do that, I am creating this post (which I would love to see reblogged and added to!!) to shower some lesser known blogs/writers with love and appreciation. Because of the amazing post by @rayraywrites I am going to include both Tumblrs and Ao3/FF.net links for every one of them! Please, check out their stories/art, give them some love and then REBLOG with your favorite lesser known artists and authors - IN ANY FANDOM. Let’s spread the love you guys!!

@fullmetalkarneval13 and Ao3: FullmetalKarneval13 (YOI)

@seththeshallow and FF.net: ShallowAssumptions (Miraculous LB &CN)

@queen-among-writers and FF.net:  Queen Among Writers (YOI)

@daysinrussiavictuuri and Ao3: daysinrussiavictuuri (YOI)

@youcancallmecirce and Ao3: callmecirce (Miraculous LB &CN)

@reddyonice and Ao3: viktuuriousred (YOI)

@rayraywrites and Ao3: rayrayswimusic (YOI and Miraculous)

@artdefines06 and Ao3: Artdefines06 (YOI)

@katsukifatale and Ao3:                    katsukifatale (TrumpetGeek) (YOI)

Plus artists: @poot-draws @victuurivvart and @magical-mistral who make me smile ALL THE TIME!!

Title: The Taste of Envy

Summary: Bianca is a call girl and her favourite client, a possessive man named Negan requests her services for the night.

Pairing: Bianca x Negan

Warnings: Smut, possessiveness, spanking, fluff


Sitting at the bar with one leg crossed over the other, Bianca reapplied a layer of red lipstick and waited for Negan who had requested her services. Becoming a call girl was never her intention, she had plans to go to college and study law, make her parents proud and be the success story of her family. But somewhere between nineteen and twenty-one she had fallen off the tracks, got involved with women who worked through a call girl agency and realised she could make big money using her body.

Now twenty-three, the pretty redhead was just starting off in the adult business. The men she serviced were rich businessmen who had more millions than sense, some of them had crumbling marriages to wives they hated and some of them were lonely and needed someone to talk to, but this particular man who wanted to see her tonight was possessive. Negan. He wasn’t like the others. Yes, he was older and he was rich, but he was gorgeous. He was a man who could get any girl he wanted, whenever he walked into a room, heads turned and women damn near threw themselves at him like he was a pussy magnet. But he still paid to see her. It was flattering to say the least, and there was part of her that got butterflies whenever he texted her. But to work this job, the number one rule was to never get attached, and she was already failing.

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