Today my boss talked about how she was really excited to work with me since my interview this time last year, and about how well I’ve done this year and how I exceeded her already high expectations and how this big project I’ve been working on that the department is super pumped about wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t put the time and effort into figuring out how to actually do it and that’s how I almost started crying at work today.
If you aren't backed up with requests right now, I read your story about Ezekiel stuck in the rain and in it was mentioned that a prank left Jake stuck in a frozen lake? I'd like to read that story if you get around to it please. You are a very talented writer, especially for this fandom. I think on behalf of all of us, we thank you!
Hello there! Hopefully this isn’t being posted too far after the original fic that literally nobody will remember that one! If that is the case, y’all can find the original ‘Pranks’ fic here.
And, oh my goodness, thank you so much for your kinds words! I certainly don’t deserve all that praise, but thank you nevertheless. The constant support really does make everything in life a little less hectic, so thank you <3
MY BBY, my squish, my loveliest lil love this got kinda long bc I l o v e Tae and I especially love bad boy!tae also did you guys see the pic of Jin that was posted bc I’m so ?!?!?!?! (also happy birthday Jinnie!) over it but onto bad boy!tae
Lip piercing (probably snake bites bc have you ever seen edits of tae with snake bites hell yes) definitely a tongue piercing, probably an eyebrow piercing
Has a sleeve on one of his arms probably has a reference tattoo to his favorite anime/manga character on there somewhere
His hair is forever a different color
He has purple for a few months then it’s blonde for a month then it’s black for a week then it’s back to brown and you can’t even keep up tbh
He’s always in his leather jacket and skinny ripped black jeans and these worn out boots
I’m sure everyone remembers War of Hormone!Tae bc that is bad boy!Tae is a 5 minute video
He’s a natural flirt, even when he doesn’t mean to be
Doesn’t help that anyone who catches his attention for more than just a passing gaze basically melts bc that boy is n i C e
He doesn’t really get into the fighting aspect but if any of his boys ever need some help he’s not gonna hold back
So he tends to use his voice to his advantage when it comes to scaring people off
He just gets this look in his eyes that’s basically daring anyone to try and start something and then he deepens his voice a bit
“Is there a problem?”
He’s always with either Jimin or Kook who are both the fighters of the group so if anyone does decide to say something he has immediate backup (not that he needs it bc Tae can handle himself but it’s nice to know)
Forever has a lollipop
You two meet really randomly tbh
You of course shared a few classes but he always sat in the back with Jimin and you always sat in the front
You were in the library to find a book for your upcoming project when you hear the door open and immediately two boys’ loud voices are echoing into the once silent library
The librarian immediately shushes them and you can hear them snickering but they do quiet down a bit
The only reason they’re bothering with the project is bc Jimin bet Taehyung that he could get a higher grade and Tae wasn’t one to back down from a challenge
They separate to find their books and Tae happens to choose the aisle you’re in
You’re minding your own business, curled up against the shelf with your earphones in and a book in your lap
He just takes the lollipop out of his mouth and crouches down next to you to see what you’re reading
He gives you a lil smirk when you look up and asks you for your help
He explains the bet and how he really wants that week worth of Jimin having to do whatever he tells him to
At first you’re kinda rolling your eyes bc you actually cared about getting a good grade for the sake of passing but these boys just considered it a game but the more he talks, the more interested you are
He’s got this vibe that makes you want to know everything about him, why is his hair orange? why the lollipop? why the tattoos? and you figure now’s your chance to find all of that out
So you say yes and he gives you this wide grin that shouldn’t go along with the leather and piercings but somehow does
It all happens really quickly honestly
You two aren’t three study sessions in before he’s asking you on a date
You tell him you’ll only go out with him if he gets a good grade on the project and that just gives him another reason to work harder bc he actually really likes you
The day he gets his results back, he waits until you’re out of your last class for the day to hold the paper up with a proud look in his eyes bc 97% qualifies as a “good grade”
He takes you to this lil arcade for your first date
Turns out the "bad boy" is actually a large child
He’s louder than the actual machines and he’s running from game to game and vows to win enough tickets to get you one of the big prizes
At first you’re a bit confused bc when he showed up to pick you up, he was all cocky smirks and flirty lines but the second he stepped into the arcade it’s yells and jumping up and down in excitement
You decide to just go along with it and find yourself jumping along with him and getting just as competitive as he did
When you two were playing the basketball game, he comes up behind you and grabs your hands to guide you when you throw the ball and it’s really casual and smooth but you can feel his heartbeat against your shoulder and you feel it beat faster so you know it wasn’t as casual as he made it seem
You two end up deciding to ditch the idea of a huge prize and just get a bunch of little ones
You walk away with a bag full of goodies and a plastic tiara on your head
Halfway back to your house, you lean over and place the tiara onto his head
He just gives you this look of “really?” but he’s actually holding back laughter and he ends up letting you get away with it
You two fall in love pretty quick tbh
He’s not hard to love to begin with but when you have him passing notes to you in class and getting you to sneak out with him and basically just making each and every day fun, it’s hard not to love him
He’s the type to carve both of your initials into a tree trunk and that’s where you two have your first kiss
He has a habit of letting himself into your home bc your parents absolutely adore him bc he was the politest lil bby whenever he was around them
You often wake up to find him asleep next to you and at first you’re so ??? bc when the hell did he get into your house but eventually you get used to it
He’s a total sleep cuddler
Whenever he stays over, you always somehow end up in his arms, you could be on the complete other side of the bed but when you woke up, you’d be tucked into his side
He also really likes being the lil spoon but he’d never admit that bc this is bad boy!tae
But whenever he’s around you, he’s not all that concerned about keeping his reputation up
Whenever he wakes up with you, he always take a moment to look at you and he’s basically just majorly in love
Wakes you up with kisses
G I G G L E S
So much giggling
Especially when it’s late at night
He’s such a pillow talker and most of the times he doesn’t even make sense bc one second he’s talking about penguins and the next he’s asking what the meaning of life is
His voice is lazy and his fingers are slowly trailing up and down your spine and he’s just staring up at the ceiling and letting anything and everything he thinks about out
You find out a lot about him in those moments bc that’s when it’s just true and there aren’t any walls up around either of you
He also loves playing with your hair while you two are just laying there talking about the future but also talking about puppies
It’s just basically the cutest relationship filled with smirks and lollipop sharing and giggles and s o many kisses and affection and I want bad boy!Tae tbh
↳ summary: [request] hello!!! can i request a thing abt u and jaemin where u volunteer @ the library on the same day every week nd one week jaemin happens comes in to study while ur volunteering nd uhm yea! u can go wherever u want w it tbh + thank you for writing!!! i love your jaemin posts!!!
↳ author’s note: first of all im so sorry this took forever (as most my posts do) im just one admin and my writing sucks lol, also i had testing this week and was super stressed but I thank you massively for waiting and for showing my jaemin posts love!! It means the world to me that you enjoy my writing and love NaNa as well :”)) please tell me your thoughts on this imagine once you’ve read it! I’d really appreciate~ also side note: The song You & Me by Kisum reminds me of Jaemin cause its so cute like him, I love him so much okay sorry.
MJ: library assistant; the first person you see when you enter the library seated behind his desk greeting you with a wide smile its almost like you can see the sun rising from behind cause his smile is to die for okay i need to stop hes the one you look for when you’ve got book fines to pay but no worries hes nice trust me
Jinjin: library managers; hes the one making sure facilities are working good and all his fellow librarians are doing fine and happy. can be seen walking around the library occasionally, probably to annoy the others.
Eunwoo: librarian; in charge of the non fiction/informative books section. very neat and the slightest mess in the bookshelves annoys him and will spend time and effort to make sure everything is perfect. gets picture taken secretly and probably known as the ‘handsome librarian’ in town.
Moonbin: librarian; in charge of the fiction/teen reads section. also helps with the usage of computers when he sees anyone having trouble. on good terms with most of the teens that frequent the library, those teens adoooore him. i mean i would totally adore him too soo~
Rocky: librarian; instead of being in charge of certain sections, hes in charge of categorizing the returned books before they are put bck to where they belonged to which is pretty important i must say alritess. need any special requests to retrieve books/items from restricted areas??? hes the man you go to!
Sanha: librarian; in charge of you guessed it - kids/young children section. just imagine this tall cutie guy kneeling on the ground just to arrange the books on the kid’s shelves. CUTE. he kinda also squeals when he sees little kids running up to him to return a book.
a/n: requested by the lovely @biahblue ! thank you so much love for the request! hope you liked it and feel free to request more in the future ~
Parker and Ezekiel can do competitions against one another. They can do spur of the moment thieving together. They can do one up you talks over bear. But whenever there is something to steal that takes more than 5 minutes of active planning they will fight. Don’t get Ezekiel Jones wrong, he always has multiple exit strategies and cases out the joint but he doesn’t plan to the extent Parker does. He can’t work that way. He never knows what he’s doing that’s his superpower. So when they work together for something that involves planning you will here yelling.
Parker: We are world renown thieves we don’t rely on luck.
Ezekiel: I don’t rely on luck I am luck. Anyway smarter to be lucky than lucky to be smart.
Parker: And better to know all you can than be caught dead.
Eve is torn. On the one hand, Parker is determined to teach some discipline to Ezekiel if for no other reason than how often they work together which is good. On the other hand, it is as a thief and Ezekiel doesn’t need to get better at that but she takes what she can get. And it’s fun to watch them argue.
Sophie and Jake have coffee a lot to talk about being multiple people. Jake was off put at first but he soon found out Sophie got it better than even he could put into words at the time. All the other hims were just as real as Jake Stone. Problem was Jake Stone just became another mask. So they have coffee and talk about finding what is real about all the masks and putting it all in one name for them to claim. Sophie is happy to guide someone down the path because she remembers wanting to do that and not knowing how. Plus she can drag him to her art collection and she can share it with someone who ACTUALLY appreciates it.
First time Nate came to the library he heard a long and dragged out NNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. With foot steps rushing towards him until he was tackled with a hug by “ Jack Hurley, what in the how are you here?!>!” Turns out Jack was the library and every once in a while would take human form for fun for short periods of time. Plus it’s always good to visit the world you are protecting so you remember WHY you are protectng it. Flynn then jumps in to say hi to his friend and hear more about these adventures and Nate has determined he isn’t occupied enough for this.
Eve and Eliot bond over how impossible it is to keep their extremely reckless found family safe but they wouldn’t trade it for the worldThen Eliot finds out about Eve’s definition of food and thanks the heavens that Jenkins is there too because orange soda be damned, he is tired of being the only one that knows how to keep people from dying of scurvy.
Hardison finds Cassandra doing some math and recognizes her actions as seeing something no one else does that helps her work, like he does when working with a computer (as physically shown in theRundown Job and hinted at in other episodes). They sit down and get to talking, Cassandra is happy to talk to someone that gets it even if it isn’t with all his senses. Hardison talks to her about different computer programs and stuff he works on as he sees it instead of with the translation so those that don’t see that way can understand and Cassandra does the same with her mathimagics work.
As an academic librarian, I sometimes struggle with whether my work matters. I’ll admit that I have a good salary, excellent benefits, flexibility in my work hours, and co-workers I really enjoy. I have a pretty decent work/life balance and I support my family. I teach my classes and I work on my writing and I further my career, on the road to tenure and with some validating recognition here and there. I am happy. But being happy in a comfortable career can also make me feel complacent and guilty, and I sometimes find myself thinking “30 years from now, am I going to look back and think I actually did something worthwhile?”
I, like many, am disheartened at the completely messed up state of our country and what kind of future it has; but through much contemplation I’ve realized that one way to look at it is that it is giving me the opportunity to someday answer that question with a Yes. Our electorate is under educated and poorly informed. Fake news is a problem, yes, but so is biased news and clickbait and social media as the new authority. In a world where even the most educated, fact-based argument can be met with “Well that’s your opinion” or “You can’t prove that” presented as if that is just as valid as what you said… what can you do??
Here’s what I can do: I can teach every student who comes through my class how to properly evaluate and validate an information source. I can make them consider who has authority in a given situation and who does not. I can work with them to practice finding sources that present the other side or that back up the argument they’re reading. I can teach them to be skeptical and to be thoughtful and to research like the future depends on it - because it does.
I might only get 20 of them a semester, but that’s 20 voting age adults who will hopefully be better informed than they were when they came into my class. And that’s what I can do. And that matters.
I’m going to librarian the hell out of this thing.
Okay so I’m gonna try to do these in the order of which I received them but I might end up jumping around a bit but here’s the first oneshot it’s really bad and very short but here you go
“They have to have it…” Merlin squinted through his glasses as he scanned the spines of all of the books. Defeated, he walked back over to the table where he put the books he was planning on checking out.
He was fairly certain he now possessed every book on the topic and he was also fairly sure that there was no way he could carry all of these back to his dorm. He picked up a few books off of the top of the stack and continued piling up until he couldn’t see over the endless titles.
Good thing he already checked them all out, the librarian would never let him back in again.
Alright Merlin, you can do this. Just go slowly. Slow and steady wins the race.
He attempted to crane his neck so he would be able to see where he was walking but the books began to lean and he was determined not to drop them.
Now that he made it out of the library he just had to make it to his dorm building and up the stairs…joy.
Merlin hit the walk button with his hip and waited until it lit up. When it did, he scurried across the street and ran to catch to door of his dorm house with his back and turn inside where he immediately collided with someone.
The books flew out of his hands and landed scattered on the floor.
“I’m so sorry!” A boy with blond hair and bright blue puppy dog eyes stared back at him and then dropped to his knees to help Merlin gather all of the titles.
“Don’t worry about it, I probably shouldn’t have been carrying that many books. I knew it was going too well.”
The boy stood up, a stack about six high in his hands and Merlin did the same.
“Thank you,” the boy began walking towards the stairs, “You don’t have to-”
“I know.” He made his his way up to the first landing and yelled down, “You coming?”
“Ya.” Merlin followed him, “I’m on floor three,”
They made it up to Merlin’s floor and he pointed out his dorm, “This is me, thanks for the help. Your didn’t have to do that.”
“I’m always happy to help someone pick up a bunch of library books off the ground, especially if I find them attractive.” He handed the books back to Merlin and gave him a crooked grin.
“You find books attractive?” Merlin tilted his head to the side, giving him his best puzzled look.
“Something like that,” the air hung between them for a moment before he said, “I’m Arthur by the way.”
“Merlin,” the boys smiled at eachother for a second before Merlin invited Arthur into his dorm for coffee.