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Drunken Mistakes [Jason Todd x Reader]

A/N: I’m sorry but no fluff here. There’s been too much fluff lol

Warning: Angst, Swearing


Your friends and family always told you to leave him. That you were just a current attraction, that it would never last. How he had you wrapped around his finger and constantly walks all over you.

You never thought about it that way. You always thought it was being flexible. They don’t know his past the way you do. They don’t know that he’s out cleaning up Gotham’s streets every night. Yes, you often bend to his needs more than he does yours.

You’re the one who keeps the apartment clean, cooks dinner, does the laundry, goes grocery shopping, all while attending school and keeping a steady job. Jason would help you if he had the time right? But he doesn’t every day its a new mission with Bats or the Outlaws.

Basically Jason said ‘jump’ and you ask ‘how high?’ But you were used to it. You love him and would do anything for him. And he loves you. One thing you pride your relationship on is that he never even glances the way of another girl.

Well at least that’s what you thought and what his friend would tell you, though you never asked to be told.

Jason had been gone with the Outlaws for a four day mission, but was getting home a day late tonight. It was often the Outlaws would get hung up and ended up getting home later than supposed too. One of them always texted or called if that was the case.

You always stay up and wait for when he gets home from long missions.

Sitting on your couch you skimmed through a book waiting for him to walk through the door, and it didn’t take too long for that happen.

Hearing the noise of keys in the lock, you pulled the book from your face and glanced at the hallway. When the sound of the door opening reached your ears. 

Setting the book aside when he came into view. “Welcome home Jay” standing to meet him halfway.

“Hey babe” He replied, but there was something off about his tone and demeanor. “What’s wrong?” asking, a confused expression making it’s way to your face.

He shifted uncomfortable, “[F/n] I did something, something bad” not meeting your eyes. Tilting your head to meet his eyes, asking “What? You can tell me”

“I-I got really drunk last night. Roy, Kori, and I all went out to celebrate the success and we all got super drunk and I honestly didn’t mean of any of this to happen it was all a mistake” his eyes bore into yours with regret.

He’s not going to say what you think he’s going to say is he?

“Jay you’re scaring me” taking a small step back.

“I’m so sorry [F/n], I cheated on you” you could feel your breath stop as tears came to your eyes. “What?”

“It was all a mistake, I didn’t want any of it to happen. It meant nothing to me, I barley even remember last night” not realizing that those words made it worse.

“Obviously it meant something if it’s one of the few things you remember!” yelling through your tears.

“NO! That’s not what I meant” He said before you turned your back. Not able to look at him. Arms crossed over your stomach as tears streamed down your cheeks. 

He reached out, when his fingers barley grazed your skin you turned and stepped away from him. “Don’t touch me!” growling shortly. Your tone was a mixture of sadness, anger, confusion, and most importantly betrayal.

“God I was so fucking stupid! I should’ve listened to them, my friends, my family. They were so damn right! What even am I Jason? Other than your goddamn door mat!” screaming at him. You’d never yelled at him like this before.

“You’re not my doormat! I love you [F/n]! You’re the love of my life!” he yelled back. Desperation filling his expression, tone, his whole being completely.

“Then why do I feel so unloved huh? Why do I feel like I’m just something you come back too? Like I’m some goddamn collectable!” You had no idea you felt like this until the words were spilling out of your mouth. He’s been using you this whole time, how can you trust what he’s saying now?

When he didn’t answer, you just shook your head. A scoff escaping your lips, “I’m fucking done” turning your back to get a jacket from the coat rack.

“[F/n] please” he tried to stop you. “I can’t loose you, it won’t ever happen again”

“Well I can’t fucking take this anymore Jason! It shouldn’t have happened in the first place. I can’t come back to a empty apartment for the rest of my life. I’m so–” You stopped realizing something, “No, I’m not sorry. I have nothing to be sorry for” Turning your back to him for the last time and putting a hand on the door knob.

“Goodbye Jason, I hope your fling was worth it” Opening the door before stepping out. Not having noticed his attempt to stop the door before you slammed it shut. You stayed leaning against the door, finally letting out a strained sob while covering your mouth.

Jason was leaning on the door by his forearms. His head hanging between his arms. Tears stinging at his own eyes. ‘How could I be so stupid? I’m such a fucking idiot’ he thought before pushing himself up.

Turning around, in a moment of rage he punched a whole straight through the wall. Before finally breaking down.

How could he hurt you like that?


**I might do a part two, but who knows at this point in life. (If anyone wants to see that send me a request or message or some sort of communication thing lol)

***I have one more open spot in my requests if anyone is interested ;)

Topics I just need to touch on from Lord of Shadows (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT)

Emma and Julian

- I’m really glad their friendship went back to normal after some time. The distance between them was unlike them at all and I hated it. I know it was necessary because they both had to process how things had changed between them, but that doesn’t mean I liked reading it.

- Okay so I think the curse is seriously coming into play here. Cassie never outwardly says that the curse is already occurring, but she drops multiple hints throughout the book. For one, all of a sudden, Emma and Julian can communicate telepathically. I don’t know but I’m pretty sure that’s not supposed to happen. Also, um, they caught a STONE building on fire?! Stone? All-powerful runes? Ring a bell?????

- During the church scene and many, many other scenes, there’s so much sexual tension between Emma and Julian. Literally. I think there’s more in LOS than LM because at this point they’ve had sex and seen that intimate side of each other. At this point, they both have privately acknowledged that they are in love with the other. I think that plays a huge role in their relationship and how it has evolved since Lady Midnight.

- That huge fight that they had when they were staying at Malcolm’s cottage literally broke me. I was on the verge of crying while reading that. I’m just glad that it didn’t take long for them to make up.

- Their conversation about the Shadowhunter family mottos BAHAHAHAHA

- This is their second sex scene and honestly I loved it so much. It was so perfect. I almost burst into tears crying when Emma admitted to Julian that she’d been lying about her relationship with Mark.

- Emma still hasn’t told Julian that she loves him and I keep wondering if this is an important detail that will be used in QoAaD. Am I the only one who noticed this?

Diana Wrayburn

- It’s not like I hated Diana in Lady Midnight, I just didn’t know her very well and didn’t see the depth of her character. Once I read her backstory, I grew to love her. She is such a strong person and honestly I just want to be her best friend.

- Diana and Gwyn? Um, can you say hella cute couple?

- Once Cassie told us that there would be a transgender character reveal in Lord of Shadows, I knew from the start that it would be Diana. In Lady Midnight, it talks about how she has lots of secrets and a dark past. We knew that she’d been through a lot, so it wasn’t a huge surprise for me, but still a monumental moment in the book nonetheless. 

- Summed up into four words, I can say “I love Diana Wrayburn!”

Kit Herondale

- From the moment we found out in Lady Midnight that Kit is the Lost Herondale, I knew that he would be an interesting character to read about. I was not disappointed.

- It’s truly heartwarming to watch Kit grow from a person who is denying himself as a Shadowhunter and the culture of the Shadowhunters to fully embracing it and finding a home with the Blackthorns. That scene where they’re fighting the Seven Riders and Ethna (or whatever her name is) is about to kill him and he’s all like “I’m Christopher Herondale.” I just loved that and I almost cried. 

- At this point, I still don’t really know where his relationship with Ty will lead. I know for sure it will be either a romantic relationship or a parabatai relationship, and I’m perfectly fine with whichever. For me, it’s hard to tell right now. Cassie has a habit of pulling large plot twists on us, and I don’t know what to think. All I do know is that I like Kit and Ty as friend or lovers. I think they compliment each other very well and are so cute. (The Sherlock and Watson comparisons?! Cute af!)

Julian Blackthorn

- I’m honestly so scared for Julian and I have two main theories for him. Neither of them are happy. He’s either going to literally go off the deep end and go full evil and be really bad or he’s not going to survive to the end of the series. Like I said, I don’t really like either option.

- Julian’s hidden ruthlessness is touched upon several times in LOS like in LM. This is NOT coincidental and Cassie is foreshadowing. His ruthless nature and his undying will to protect those he loves will play a major role in the plot of QoAaD, I’m sure.

- I don’t even want to think about how Livvy’s death will affect his family, but especially Julian. He’d devoted his life, time, and heart to protecting his family and doing whatever it takes to keep them alive and safe. He’s failed to do that. Because of Livvy’s death, he will blame himself and I feel like it will really push him over the edge. 

- There is this undeniable dark Julian that we all know exists. Few of us actually acknowledge that this is a part of Julian because we don’t want to imagine our baby Julian like that. Our baby Julian, who has been in love with Emma for god knows how long. Our baby Julian who ran an Institute when he was twelve, killed his own father, who became parabatai with Emma even when he knew he was in love with her because he didn’t want to lose her. Jules, Julian, who paints her in secret, who hides his feelings for her. He is an incredibly selfless person and I feel like that it could seriously be his downfall and weakness ironically.

- Basically, I think that tough times are in the forecast for Julian Blackthorn. :(

Five Main Character Deaths

- Jon Cartwright: I was really surprised about his death and didn’t see it coming. I was just a lil sad but overall it wasn’t that bad. I will miss him though. I hope Marisol will be okay.

- Arthur Blackthorn: I was also very surprised about this death. In Lady Midnight, Arthur is written as this insane, depressed, and sad individual. We don’t like him because he was supposed to run the Institute, not Julian. In the last few pages of his life, he was completely lucid and actively gave up his life to save the younger Blackthorns. I was very taken aback and thought it was very honorable. It instantly redeemed his character for me. I was sad to see him go.

- Malcolm Fade: I never really believed he was dead tbh. I actually laughed when he truly died. Literally, this dude spends 200+ years dedicating his life to bringing a girl back from the dead, and when he does she just kills him?!?! I died it was actually really funny. I realize how sick that sounds and I’m sorry but it was so funny.

- Robert Lightwood: Never did I think a character from another series would be killed off. I set myself up for sadness when I assumed that. I was very sad when Robert died; not only was he Emma and Julian’s only hope to fix things between them, but he was also just mending his relationship with his children and it broke my heart when Alec was calling for his dad. I can’t remember exactly, the last few pages of LOS were a blur of tears and emotions and words and I’m pretty sure I started crying when Alec was calling “Dad, please, dad.”

- Livvy Blackthorn: Oh my god. Oh my god. Livvy’s death caught me by complete surprise and it crushed me. Livvy had so much ahead of her. She’d found out that Julian had been the one that had taken care of all of the younger Blackthorns since the Dark War, and she’d wanted to be like him. She’d kissed Julian on the forehead. It was so cute and it warmed my heart. SHE NEVER GOT TO RUN AN INSTITUTE. All Livvy wanted was for her family to be together and when Helen and Mark finally came back and everyone was together, she died. She never got to see her family reunite, and I think that’s the saddest part. I truly will miss Livvy. And when the clock rang? Oh my god, I was a hot mess. There are dried tears on the last two pages of LOS. I cried myself to sleep that night when I finished it.

Side note on Livvy’s death: maybe this is a grieving me just searching for a way to bring Livvy back but there was a quote in either Lady Midnight or Lord of Shadows (I think its LOS) and one of the characters (I think a faerie or something) is like “Oh, how foolish of u to regard death as something so final.” Will this tie into Livvy’s death? WILL LIVVY COME BACK?

Characters I Literally Cannot Deal With

- Jaime Rosales (taking advantage of Dru like wtf)

- Annabel Blackthorn (she fucking killed Livvy and Robert ugh)

- Zara Dearborn (I don’t really need to explain this, do I?)

- The Cohort (see above)

Characters I Didn’t Pay Much Attention to Before but Now I Like Them

- Mark Blackthorn (sweet bby oml)

- Kieran (ur not as bad as I thought, pal)

- Diana Wrayburn (I explained above. Never hated her or anything, just didn’t know her)


- Dru Blackthorn (don’t make her babysit plz)

- Ty and Livvy (I have a twin and I wish he was like Ty lol)

Emma Carstairs 

- hot mess of angst and emotions throughout the book (as expected) 

- Julian Blackthorn Julian Blackthorn Julian Blackthorn Julian Blackthorn

- She slayed one of the Seven Riders like holy crap girl ur a legend

- She and Julian had sex again. Have I talked about this? Yes. It was amazing. I loved it. I enjoyed every second of it.

- I love how whenever someone does anything mean or says something bad about the Blackthorns, Emma freaking goes apeshit on them

- When Emma made Diego stand in the antpile…. OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS GIRL

- She’s so sassy and I love her sass. Did I mention I love her sass. 

Further comments


- will Emma and Julian seriously ever get rid of the parabatai bond

- how will Livvy’s death affect her family

- when will Mark, Cristina, and Kieran have their eventual threesome I need to know

- how the fuck is Bridget still alive


- what is happening to the warlocks oh my god don’t touch my Tessa and don’t touch my Magnus

- is Ragnor alive or nah

- what is the history of the Black Volume

- Clary better not die or I fucking s2g

anonymous asked:

do you have any good star trek novel recommendations? (tos please!!)

Yes! I do! I’ve been meaning to make a post about this for…so long, whoops, but I’ll answer this ask instead! (might still make the post someday, idk tbh. I probably should though because since I have so many Trek books I haven’t read yet, I might like more enough to rec them, haha.) Okay, anyway… (By TOS I assume you mean the original Enterprise crew, I hope it’s okay that not all of these actually take place during TOS, aka the five year mission.)

Sarek by A. C. Crispin You might have seen me mention this one the other day on my blog; I really love it. It takes place post TUC, Amanda is dying and Sarek is uncovering a plot that’s way bigger than anyone realizes at first… Also there’s some stuff about Jim’s nephew Peter (from the episode with the farting flying pancake aliens? lol.) and yeah, it’s a great read. All the parts with Sarek and Amanda are lovely and sad and the plot is interesting and it’s just all around enjoyable.Definitely recommend.

Collision Course by William Shatner This is the other one I mentioned on my blog already, and this one is probably my favorite Trek novel. Spock is nineteen and Jim is seventeen when they first meet, and they’re both too smart for their own good and get into trouble and…well, all the things you expect from Jim and Spock. It was originally supposed to be the first in a series, but for various reasons, there probably won’t be any more (CRIES) but this one is so good. And it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger so it’s okay. I especially enjoyed tbh how Bill appreciates what an effect Tarsus would have had on Jim (this is only three years later, after all) and it’s still very visible on lil’ Jim. Not a spoiler, bc a reference is made to Tarsus on…literally the very first page. Lol. Anyway, this one is really fun and sometimes sad (bc Tarsus) and just really great! Also, at least one of the plot twists genuinely surprised me, which is rare… I normally see them coming a mile off in Trek novels. ;) (Which doesn’t usually take away from my enjoyment, tbh!) But I really appreciate when they can surprise me.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (novelization) by Gene Roddenberry You knew this was coming. This is an absolute must read if you’re a Spirk fan, tbh. I’m not all the way through with it so far, about halfway done, but I can tell you it’s a much better way of telling the story of TMP than TMP. Lol. The movie has this simple feeling and Jim rushing to Spock on the bridge and saying his name like a prayer and other things, but it also has all those dreadful special effect sequences. And the novel has its own gay to offer. I don’t necessarily agree with the way Gene wrote Jim (in fact, it’s been forever since I picked it up but I distinctly remember being bothered by it), but…yeah, at least borrow a copy from someone and witness the gay parts for yourself, haha.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (novelization) by Vonda McIntyre I’m going to go ahead and say right now that if you’re going to read the novelizations, go for the ones by Ms. (Mrs? idk) McIntyre. She wrote 2, 3, and 4. I haven’t read 3 yet, but I have read 2 and 4 and I like that she actually adds in scenes and stuff that weren’t in the movies. It makes me feel like I’m actually getting something additional for my time even though I’m reading a novelization of a movie I’ve already seen. I like this one, because there was quite a bit that wasn’t in the movie (I have a hunch the extra scenes, at least some of them, might be based on the script? because the scene with Sulu’s great….something or other grandfather as a child meeting Sulu is in the book, and I know they tried to put that in the movie but never managed to. anyway.) But yeah, there’s actual stuff in there that’s not in the movie! that’s the way it should be. Also…she ships Saavik/David pretty clearly. :P Like I said, haven’t read TSS novel yet, but I know she was working it into 2, and it’s mentioned in 4 as a thing. Anyway…good stuff! This is the one where the whole “Vulcans get drunk on chocolate” thing comes from btw :))) (Avoid the novelizations by JM Dillard! Avoid!!! I’ve read them and they’re not good.) (Oh and pretty much everything I’ve read by Vonda McIntyre I’ve enjoyed, she’s a good Trek writer.)

Dwellers In The Crucible by Margaret Wander Bonnano Margaret Bonnano is another writer I just generally recommend bc I like all the stuff by her that I’ve read, too. Anyway… okay so let me say that this book’s main characters are not Jim and Spock. I know, I know. But wait!! It’s so worth a read!! Jim and Spock are in it, not much, but when they are they’re literally so married and explicitly confirmed to be t’hy’la… :)) it’s great. okay anyway. The main characters are a human named Cleante and a Vulcan named T’Shael. They are ladies. THEY ARE GAY AF. OKAY. THAT ALONE MAKES IT WORTH A READ. it’s so glorious.I mean the book only says they’re friends but…in the same way Jim and Spock are friends in canon. they’re super freaking gay. and also there are like a thousand incredibly obvious parallels between our human and vulcan lady and Jim and Spock. it’s fun. also Sulu goes undercover as a Romulan. :D yeah, just…read it. it’s great. (it made me angry at one point. I’m still angry. but I recommend it.)

Ishmael by Barbara Hambly This one was, for me at least, just a genuinely good read. I really enjoyed the plot. So…Spock goes back in time to 1867, not willingly I don’t think. And he gets amnesia. So right there are two tropes I ADORE (time travel and amnesia, I don’t care, I LOVE THEM.) He lands in North America, in Seattle if I remember correctly. And that’s the plot pretty much. Haha…okay, there’s a Klingon plot, the Enterprise crew searching for Spock, Spock trying to adapt and hide he’s an alien while bonding with the members of the community he lands in. Also Jim and Spock’s reunion is a bit gay. (Warning for spoilers if you click that? it’s pictures of when they find him near the end, so. Yeah.) I just really enjoyed the book in itself, the plot and everything. Fun!

Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre In light of the tv series called Enterprise, the title of this one might be a little confusing… But it’s most definitely TOS and has nothing to do with Enterprise, haha. The premise is that it’s the first voyage of the Enterprise with Jim as the captain. And the mission is…to transport a theater troupe. It’s ridiculous and so silly, I know, but it’s really fun. There’s a winged horse, a really un-Vulcan Vulcan (I think he’s Spock’s cousin? I don’t really remember tbh), Spock heckling the theater troop, Uhura being a good friend to Janice…that’s all I remember off the top of my head, but I remember really enjoying it when I read it! 

Unspoken Truth by Margaret Wander Bonanno Remember what I said about those two writers? Lol. Okay so this is a Saavik-centric book. I really love Saavik, okay? So, as you might know, Saavik is half Vulcan, half Romulan. Well in this book (actually, in a bunch of books, by at least three different writers, it seems to be her accepted backstory in the novels) she was the result of a terrible experiment by Romulans, and when it didn’t work out, she and a bunch of other children were abandoned on a planet called Hellguard, and…some really horrible things happen. Anyway, Spock saves her, mentors her, and Amanda and Sarek basically adopt her (literally, she calls them mother and father, IT’S MY FAVE), well anyway, years later, either after or during TVH, she learns things are happening to the survivors of Hellguard…and the story goes from there. This was really good! Intense tbh. I loved it, but then, I love Saavik. If you don’t like her… But if you do, you’ll enjoy this one!!!!

Doctor’s Orders by Diane Duane Diane Duane is another must read author. All her books are excellent. In all honestly, I don’t remember too much about the plot of this one, but I know I liked it! Dr. McCoy is like “you can’t make me take command on the bridge” and Jim is like “uh actually I CAN” so he does and of course on McCoy’s very first day watching over the bridge Jim goes AWOL and shit starts going down. Poor Bones. Also, there’s some crazy aliens in this one, but they’re interesting!

The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah This one has such misleading cover art, lmaooo. At least, the version I have. There might be others… Anyway. Patients at a hospital on Vulcan keep dying and stuff, and then Amanda is in trouble. Lots of Sarek and Spock and Jim and Bones interaction. It’s a good one. (It’s been soo long since I read this one, too, sorry. But again, I know I enjoyed it!)

Uhura’s Song by Janet Hagan I love the alien species in this one. They’re like giant cats, and I love cats. When I read it, I got really into the planet and the species and their culture. The plot is that an old friend of Uhura’s is from this planet, and they “exchanged songs”…songs are a big deal in their culture. Anyway, there’s a plague threatening everyone on the planet and humans, too, and they think a song might hold the key to curing the disease, so they all go down on the planet to try and find it.

Strangers From The Sky by Margaret Wander Bonanno The plot to this one is…kind of hard to describe. Okay. So the parts with Jim and Spock go back and forth in time, part of the time being like, post-all the movies (I think) where they’re old friends (and really married, they’re just like. Margaret Bonanno has this way of inserting this really easy, casual intimacy they have with each other, and calling it friendship when OBVIOUSLY they’re married af, but either way I love it) and part of the time being very early on when Jim hasn’t been in command for long and he and Spock didn’t care much for each other (I mean personally I think they liked each other quite well from the start, but I’ll let it go, lol)… And then there’s a book. In the book. That everyone is reading and obsessed with and Jim starts reading it… It sounds weird, I know, but the book in the book is the story of the first time Vulcans came in contact with humans, long before the OFFICIAL first contact, it was when Vulcans crash landed on Earth and were discovered by some humans… I fucking love Vulcans, so that is obviously a great point of interest for me. Lol. Anyway when Jim reads the book he has nightmares, but then he discovers Spock has those nightmares, too, and it’s more than ‘just’ a book. Probably sounds bizarre but I really enjoyed it. ….and doesn’t every Trek plot EVER sound bizarre af when you try to describe it?

That’s all I’ve got right now!! This got so long I’M SO SORRY TBH BUT I HAD TO BE THOROUGH.

anonymous asked:

Hi! So it's not necessarily a question about this zine, but I figured since you both have experience you seemed to be good people to ask... what advice/info would you give to someone interested in organizing a zine? For instance, how do you fund them, since printing can get rather pricy? How do you decide the number of writers/artists? Sorry if you'd rather not get into it, and thanks for your time anyways!

Hey Anon!

We welcome all zine-related questions and queries! :)

The answer is quite long and detailed. Okay. SUPER LONG AND DETAILED. I AM SORRY but I hope it helps you out!

I wish you all the best for the zine you wish to organize and hope it does super well and you have fun with it. :)

If you have more queries/questions you can contact me personally  and we can talk one-on-one too! Happy to help! ^^

Thank you!

- mod aish

1. Have fun with it. No matter how intimidating it looks/is, how stressful and nerve-wrecking it can get, the ups and downs, whatever, try to enjoy it to the fullest. ;)

2. Choose the topic of the zine. Fandoms, original, any-content, theme-related, rating, etc. RESEARCH. RESEARCH. RESEARCH.

3. Know about the target audience as it will help you estimate the avg. response and you can decide if you wish to go forward with it right away or hold it for a while longer.

4. If its your first project, I’d 100% recommend starting off slow and little. Invite your friends or artists you like to take part in the zine, keep the participant number in range to 10-15. This is because, irrespective of your sales, chances are high that you can compensate the participants by sending them their own copies. THAT’S IMPORTANT.

5. In general, an ideal size of the zine is A5 with 24-30 pages. It can be more or less, it entirely depends on the organizers.

6. If you decide to do a non-profit charity zine, its best you refer to organizers who’ve done it similarly to help you advise how and where to send the money, which charities are legit/scam, etc.

7. If its a for-profit zine, you can either split the money per page (artists get money/page they’ve illustrated) or divided it equally between the no. of artists (irrespective of how many pages an artist creates.)

8. Its up to you if you wish to take a little % for yourself as you’re organizing the zine, will get it printed and shipped. It depends on an individual but there are zines where the organizing team also takes a %.


10. Be as organized as possible! Make plenty notes, communicate a lot so that everyone is in the loop, be as open as you can about it. This will also help your fellow artists-writers know a little about the process it takes with organizing a zine.

11. Respect their wishes if they wish to remain out of the loop. Be kind. AND PATIENT. Don’t rush things.

12. Always keep an extension ready. Like, just take an est. of 7-10 days with deadlines and the whole schedule.

13. Things can and will go wrong. Try to compromise, adjust and overcome it.

14. If you are going to get the zines printed, its best you first try and find a local printer in your area. Ask, Printer-san if they get books/magazines printed or not. If yes, browse through the multiple page types/qualities and ask about the price too. Depending upon this, choose the paper quality suitable for your zine. If its 30-40 pages, you can have a more thicker paper, but if it exceeds 40+ its best you choose a lesser thick paper. Gloss/semi-gloss is idea. And looks pretty.

15. Usually, printers will print if you give them an ideal quantity/batch, be it 25, 50, 75 or 100 copies. Otherwise, its also possible they can get a single copy printed too. Try to bargain :’) and get it as low as logically possible but listen….this is how they earn too, so ask for the min. production costs per batch size (25/50/…)

16. If not a local printer, online is the way! You can easily go through various websites which explain paper quality/quantity/size/price, etc.

17. Once you can get an est. price of a SINGLE ZINE, try and find shipping est. for locals and international customers. This will help you determine an est. for the production and shipping costs of a SINGLE ZINE. And then you can multiply it with as many zines as you wish to/hope to sell.

18. Once you have an est. production and shipping value of a single zine, you can determine the RETAIL price of the zine. (How much to sell it for?) Be up-to-date with the current costings of other zines too and price it accordingly. It isn’t fair to a customer if you oversell it, unless that is an only option and it isn’t fair to the creators if you under-price it, especially if its a for-profits zine. THIS ENTIRELY DEPENDS ON THE PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING COSTS OF THE ZINE.

19. Ask yourself if you, YOURSELF, will be able to buy YOUR ZINE at $X or $Y and go with it. (Don’t overprice-underprice it!)

20. Keep a detailed list of all the budget being spent, printing the zines, shipping them, shipping materials (envelopes, tape), etc.

21. For an art-only zine, its important you pay attention to how many artists will contribute a single page submission or multiple page submission, etc. This will help you know how many pages the zine will be.

22. For a zine with writers, choose a word-limit and stick to it! When you have the layout of your zine ready, make a mock page with the fic in it to know which font style you wish to use, the size of it, spacing, etc.

23. Try to reach out to people who have organized a zine before and request for their help. It’s the best as they can guide you well and this way you can make newer mistakes, instead of making the old ones. LOL. I AM SORRY BUT REALLY THAT’S TRUE.

24. OH! YOUR STORE! Where do you wish to sell the zine?! Tictail, storenvy, etsy. That’s up to you!

25. Also, keep a margin est. of the online fee deduction which stores and PayPal do. So that your own budget estimations are as accurate as possible.

26. Chances are you won’t break even (cover the production-shipping costs) and don’t lose hope. I will get back to you ASAP in case it happens with me. HOPE NOT. But I believe you will break-even if you price it well, promote it better and produce an awesome product.

27. Chances are you will do great! If so, CONGRATULATIONS!

28. Try your best to choose applicants according to their skill levels and not friendships. Really. It will be tough as heck…but right then you are the MOD, don’t half-ass it. If you can’t, make a zine with invite-only policy and ask your friends to take part in it. ;)

29. Schedule it in a way that you yourself can give it as much time as possible as YOU ARE THE ONE DOING IT FIRST. The zine comes to life thanks to the artists and writers…but you are an important PILLAR. Don’t over-exert yourself, take breaks, time it well, ask for help whenever you need.

30. Promote the zine well, be kind, be open to changes, but stick to your deadlines and schedule. Have as many discussions as possible and keep in touch with your whole team.

31. PLEASE BE POLITE. DON’T BE A RUDE-ASS NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. Really. Be calm, even in crises. Take a break and think things over before you say/do something unkind. A zine is supposed to be a fun and exciting creation to bring together people from all over the world, different artists/writers, new artists/writers, customers, friends, etc. MAKE IT FUN. BE KIND.

I think I have covered many things. I can share more about budgeting, pre-orders, etc. but its best you contact me personally as I am too exhausted to add more to the list. I am sorry. These are the things which came to my mind like WOOOSH! If I have skipped a topic, let me know! If I remember something in the future….or learn something myself, I will update the list. :D

If someone strongly disagrees with a point, please know that these are 100% my own opinions, from my experiences and research.

What You Know

GoChi Week, Day 2 – Secrets/Longing

A/N: So. Might’ve stretched canon a bit here bc I don’t remember exactly how much Chi-Chi learns about the incident with Raditz. Again, posted on and ao3.

“So, when were you going to tell me?”

Goku’s head jerked up, startled from his lightly dozing state by his wife’s voice. She sat next to the hospital bed, eyes focused on the sweater she was knitting – one that was larger than the one she had just finished. He smiled, silently hoping that the sweater was for him before her question finally registered to his tired mind. Puzzled, he tilted his head to the side and asked, “Tell you what?”

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Behind The Scenes

Request Prompt: Can you please do an imagine where reader is Lydia in twd. Chandler and reader have kiss/sex scene and then Chandler choose reader over Brianna. Something smut in the end if you don’t mind Lots of love <3 -Anon

Pairing: Chandler Riggs x Reader

Warning: Smut

A/N: Sorry for the late update on this but now that I’m free I’ve started back writing. So here it is.

I stared at the script as a slight blush appeared on my cheeks. Lydia gets to sleep with Carl. I have to be naked with Chandler. I grabbed my water bottle and dashed my face with droplets of water as I took deep breaths. I mean I was close friends with Chandler since we’ve been through so many seasons together but this is icing on the cake. I heard my phone buzz and I looked to see a message from Chandler.

Chan😊- Did you read this script?

Y/N- Yeah I did. It’s insane. Straight outta the comics right?

Chan😊- Yeah. Gotta admit its kinda cool.

Y/N- Lol yeah. But I hope they don’t make me poke at your eye. That’s kinda gross.

Chan😊- Oh you love my bullet hole.

Y/N- Nah I don’t think so.

Chan😊- So mean Y/N. But hey want to meet up to talk about it. The script?

Y/N- Yeah sure. I’m not doing anything today.

Chan😊- Cool ill be there around 4 or 5. But I gotta go Briana is here. See ya later Lydia.

Y/N- Alright. Bye Carl.

I sighed as I looked around my room. Its a mess in here. As I cleaned I couldn’t help but think, what will Briana think of the script? She doesn’t seem to be fond of me. As a matter of fact she hates my guts. I chuckled to myself before I got a phone call from Chandler.

“Hey Chan. I’m cleaning up now the house was a mess.”, I said.

“Chandler won’t be coming over because he’s going to be with me for tonight.”, a familiar voice replied.

“Were just going over a script. What exactly do you think we’d do?”, I asked.

“I know your true intentions. You’re just trying to take him from me.”, Brianna sneered.

“Brianna!”, Chandler’s voice boomed in the background.

“Bye.”, she said sweetly hanging up the phone.

“Bitch.”, I mumbled continuing to clean my place.

After a while I popped some popcorn deciding to watch a movie. My phone rang as I got up to get a drink and I saw Chandler’s name appear. I sighed before answering the phone with a irritated voice.

“Yes?”, I asked.

“Hey I’m still coming over tonight. Brianna is spazzing out again.”, he told me.

“Look if it strains your relationship don’t bother.”, I said.

“What does that mean?”, he asked.

“I don’t think your girlfriend like the fact were hanging out.”, I told him and he sighed.

“I’m coming over right now.”, he stated before he hung up.

I attempted to call him back but he wouldn’t answer. I sighed before tossing my phone on the couch to snuggle in my blanket continuing my movie. After awhile I heard the doorbell ring. I shook my head knowing it was Chandler as I opened the door to confirm my hunch.

“Chan you shouldn’t be here.”, I told him.

“We have a script to go over remember.”, he stated in walking past me.

“Chandler.”, I whined.

“I’m not listening.”, he called back.

I sighed knowing I’m not going to get to him so I just went along with going over the script. I came to a sudden stop when I read the next few lines. Carl and Lydia have sex. Actually SEX. I didn’t get this far into the comics.

“Something wrong?”, he asked.

“Do they actually do this or is it just for ratings?”, I questioned.

“Yeah. Gosh do you not read the comics?”, He shook his head.

“Um we don’t have to continue. Why don’t we save that for another time.”, I said and Chandler chuckled.

“You’re not shy are you?”, he asked with a smirk.

“What?? No.”, I shook my head.

“Have you ever had sex before?”, he asked.

“No.”, I sighed defeated.

“Want me to show you?”, he asked crawling over to me.

“But what about Bri? You know how I feel about cheating.”, I stated backing away.

“Its not cheating if you’re single.”, he retorted advancing towards me.

I blushed as I continue to back up only to lose my balance and fall on my back. He crawled over me and brought his lips down on kiss me. He pulled away with a smirk and I gulped.

“I was supposed to say that.”, I stated and he kissed me again.

My hand ran up his shirt letting my nails scratch his back. He groaned before sitting up on his knees to take his shirt off. His lips crashed into mine again as my legs wrapped around his waist. I rubbed myself against him as I unbuttoned my shirt tossing it across the room. He pulled away to leave soft kisses on my neck while I undid my bra.

“Fuck Y/N.”, he groaned and I blushed.

We striped the rest of our clothing before he rolled the condom on and positioned himself on top of me. He pulled the blanket over his shoulders before sliding into me. I shut my eyes as I bit my lip. It hurt but it was tolerable. He brushed some hair out of my face smiling down at me.

“Are you okay?”, he asked and I nodded.

He pecked my lips before pulling put slowly and pushing back in until he got so rhythm. I moaned softly while my fingers ran through his hair.

“Oh god Chan.”, I moaned and he bit down softly into my exposed neck.

He picked up his pace and my breathing quickened. I wrapped my arms around his neck as he stared down at me. I kept my eyes closed before he rubbed his thumb on my cheek as he went faster.

“Y/N.”, he moaned my name as I made hickeys on his neck.

I felt my a jolt run up my spine as he rubbed circles around my clit. I arched my back as I came on his length. After a few more strokes he came and fell next to me.

“I love you.”, he whispered wrapping an arms around me.

“Carl doesn’t say that.”, I giggled and he chuckled.

“Carl isn’t saying it. Chandler is.”, he smiled.

anonymous asked:

I don't even watch LWA but after seeing your last post I can see why you tend to stick with lowkey small fandom ships/rarepairs

Just because certain shippers are acting badly doesn’t mean that LWA is a bad show. In fact, I’d still encourage you to watch it. It’s really good, and it’s just a feel-good show if you let yourself relax and enjoy the ride. Just…tread carefully around the community. Just a glance through the tag search will show you who the neutral parties are, and they tend to be good with content if you just wanna enjoy some good ol’ fanart or shitposting. 

If there’s any good left in the fandom from the ridiculousness, it’s the shitposting. 

As for the fics… well, that’s your own choice, but I honestly wouldn’t recommend them. This is just a personal preference on my end, since I’m used to consuming a certain level of quality when it comes to fics, and the ones out there for this fandom–here, AO3, FFnet–just don’t cut it. I don’t fancy myself as an amazing writer, but I know my own skill level enough to know I could write something far better than 99% of what’s up there right now. But I can’t, because I’m busy with other things, and I’d rather wait until the show is over so as to have a complete picture of everyone’s characterization. 

And Dia///nakko used to be a rarepair, but it’s not anymore, lol. I’ll still ship it, though a little less enthusiastically when I remember that my fellow shippers–certain shippers, to be more exact–are acting so childishly and ridiculous over a Japanese show made by a Japanese studio that is in no way even remotely resembling A Certain American TV Network and Certain American Screenwriters that these shippers are clearly projecting on. 

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The Plan-Michael Clifford

Originally posted by michaelclifford

“I’ll never write a fake dating fic!”-me last year

Basically a university au/fake dating au where your parents and michaels are both constantly in your dating lives so you fake date to get them to stop bugging you, but actually fall for each other in the process

Throwing yourself down on your bed, you sighed loudly. “I don’t even want to see my parents this weekend.”

“Join the club.” Your best friend Michael said, lying on top of you horizontally so that the two of you were arranged like a human plus sign on your tiny dorm bed.

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Have Hope

Summary: Dan’s a bit drunk, and he can’t exactly remember why he’s sad, but he remembers this phone number, and so he calls it.

TW: alcohol, me always giving everything a happy ending

Word Count: 1.2k

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Dance With Me

Originally posted by kairamelo

Featuring: Jongin/Kai (EXO)
Genre: Smut
By: Admin L

As requested by you and you and not-so-secretly me hahahaaaa. :) Also! It’s Jongin’s birthday!! Bless. He is still younger than me, though lol.

A smile came to your lips as the bass seemed to flow right through you, through your arms to your fingertips, touching your hips, urging them to sway.

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Midnight Cinderella Imagines
Alyn Crawford x Reader

note: aubin is the twin’s uncle in the game. i made him their cousin (and the same age as them) in this story.




A sigh left your lips when you heard a lot of girls cheering and quarreling over one of the school heartthrobs, and soccer ace player, Alyn Crawford. He just transferred from the neighbouring country three months ago and he’s already caught the attention, and affection, of almost half of the female population in Wysteria Academy. He’s good. You knew getting into the academy’s soccer team requires quite a feat since the team was the best in the region. To make the long story short, only the best of the best are accepted in the team.

You focused your (E/C) eyes on the field where the soccer team was currently practicing. Objectively speaking, Alyn Crawford is an attractive guy and a part of your mind was telling you that you would’ve also fallen for his charms had he not been an ass the first time you met when he actually stole your first kiss just so he could escape a girl that has been chasing him.

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anonymous asked:

If you're still doing prompts and are comfortable writing it, how about either cam girl ladybug or cam boy chat noir? Personally I'd love to see how you'd write cam boy chat noir but it's your choice :) only if you're comfortable writing it xx


Ah, you are really sweet anon, asking me if I’m comfortable with it. That’d be a yes, lol. I’m not the best writer for sin, but I’m trying. Also, I kind of thought of a cam au before and you just gave me a reason to write it lol. And I’m glad you are more interested in cam boy Chat, cause that would have been my pick. So here we go.


Adrien honestly didn’t remember how this started. No, literally he didn’t remember. He was pretty convinced he make an account on that site while drunk and sad. Seriously, his brain, in drowned in sadness and expensive wine said ‘hey, why don’t you become a cam boy, you are handsome enough for people to pay to see you get naked’. And he actually did it. What possessed him to actually keep the whole thing on? A feeling of extreme confidence and sexiness that he had the nerve to display only while wearing a mask. The mask was part of the appeal sure, though Adrien wore it at first because the last thing he needed was pictures or videos of Adrien Agreste doing cam work. That would have been a scandal he would never get out of.

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Title: Chances Are
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Pairing: AsaNoya
Genre: Angst/Humor
Chapter Word Count: 11.7K
Total Word Count: 72.5K
Summary: Mind-boggled” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how Nishinoya feels in the aftermath of Asahi’s post-graduation parting gift. But after a few mishaps, he begins to wonder if he’s missed the opportunity to find out the what ifs or if there’s really such a thing as second chances.
Chapter Summary: As the end of the school year draws near, Noya learns that dipping your feet in is not the same as taking the plunge.
A/N: This chapter got away from me a little bit, but hopefully the ending makes up for my severe lack of updates lately. Last scene inspired by this song and this art by @boniebelle. Happy reading! :D


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Multichapter | Previous Chapters | CH9

Sent To: asahi
[text]: hbd!!
[text]: how’s it feel to be an old man? ;D

Received From: asahi
[text]: nishinoya you are literally 10 months younger than me

Sent To: asahi
[text]: 10 mos is a long time! 
[text]: long enough for a beard to grow between us

Received From: asahi
[text]: what? that doesn’t even make sense
[text]: are you saying I should shave it off?
[text]: the beard makes me look old, doesn’t it?

Sent To: asahi
[text]: lol older n still not wiser
[text]: im just messin w u ur not old
[text]: besides its only a little beard and i kinda like it ;)

Received From: asahi
[text]: oh god

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• but in reality he whispered to the members to laugh even if it wasn’t funny just to get your attention bc omg u looked so lovely your the type of person him mom says are the best aw
• when it came to asking you out, he went around using his connections and asking what your fave song was and when he found out he started to practice for hours and hours on end but the morning of the event, he lost his voice and had a semi panic attack right there bc tHIS ISNT SUPPOSED TO TURN OUT LIKE THIS:((((
• but the members saw that coming bc guys lbr he’s been singing with no end for this, he was bound to lose it someday so they secretly recorded him singing in the practices and gave it to him in cd form and he was grateful and he went running to u and gave u the cd to listen to and afterwards u were like “Seungkwan, that was beautiful but-” “wILL YOU GO OUT W ME??”
• and ofc u say yes bc who wouldn’t
• and he’s super duper happy that he tries to sing a song describe his feelings but his voice just wouldn’t come out and ur like o no let’s get you rested
• took you to Jeju for your first date obviously, and it was really great you guys literally went EVERYWHERE but his mom wasn’t there :( but he was like thATS OK YOULL MEET HER NEXT TIME
• you guys tried to visit all the dol hareubangs in Jeju and made a wish, you didn’t know each other’s but you guys actually wished for the same thing - for your family and friends, and for your relationship to last a v v v v long time (which it will ;))))
• much like one of the episodes on ‘where is my friend’s island’, seungkwan started to freak out and fan boy over the small things he remembered from his time in Jeju
• and you think he’s the cutest little bun in the world aw
• feeds you all the food Jeju is well known for and insists you try everything and ur like iM FUL- and he stuffs another thing in your mouth
• it was the best time you’ve had in ages and it was way better since boo seungkwan was there :))
• calls you the cringiest things ever just to watch u go red and get embarrassed lol
• yoUR FIRST KISS OH MY GOD IT WAS SO CUTE ok so you all know how he’s a family man, someone who cares about his family and his relationships, so it would only be fitting that he missed you when seventeen was flying back from a country or a place they performed in, you were waiting for him in the airport and the second the two of you saw each other, you guys started running and when you met he just kissed you right there because it had been wAY TO LONG SO MANY NIGHTS OF CALLS AND VIDEO CHATS BUT ITS NEVER AS GOOD AS SEEING YOU IN PERSON AWAWAW
• turns into a shy little boy when it comes to skinship he’s all like really ?? rig-right now ??? u-H //gaps it
• has a habit of turning every sentence into a song, his knowledge of songs is so big he cAN TURN EVERYTHING INTO A SONG AND UR LIKE HOW DO U DO THAT
• “babe! funny story, I was walking down the street-”
• “hey look at that airplane-”
• “…. ahem anyway”
• his favourite type of kiss is the kiss where he grabs your cheeks, squishes them really hard until your lips are puckered like a fish and he kisses u bc yOURE SO CUTE U LITTLE BUN
• you know those really rEALLY tight hugs that squeeze all the air out of you and make you feel like your gonna die, but at the same time are really sweet types of hugs? yeah he likes those too.
• “//huggles//”
• “-mmf! can’t,,, breathe!”
• likes hamburgers and suggests (even if he knows that answer is no) if you can eat them.
• “babe we can’t eat hamburgers for dessert.”
• also likes summer and fall, is in his element in those seasons like he’s all ready with them scented candles for fall and them swag sunglasses for summer. always rants and raves about all the stuff you two could do together when those seasons roll around.
• and ur just like its the beginning of winter, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
• challenges you to basketball shoot outs and when you win he can’t accept it bc hIS PRIDE IS SO HURT HE SPENT AGES BRAGGING ABOUT HOW HE WOULD CRUSH U BUT U GO AHEAD AND BEAT HIM??!!!!
• but when you lose he’s so supportive bc he doesn’t want you feeling bad so he’s like, you were just warming up that’s why, you’ll do so much better next time y/n, I believe in you!
• obviously likes his best friend hansol, you could tell they were close the second you met seungkwan. you didn’t want to say anything but you could sense hansol giving you the mean eye because he wAS SEUNGKWANS BFF WHO DO U THINK U R
• but when u ask him if he wanted to spend time with your bf he was like offt no I could care less
• and ur like suRE
• dislikes tomatoes with a passion, obviously cause he’s allergic. when there’s some tomato in his sandwich or in his salad or smthn, he’ll place them on your plate to eat o of habit bc he doesn’t like the food going to waste and yOU LUV THEM SO YAY
• secretly made a cd of him singing all ur favourite songs and went to the place you worked and played it through the speakers and everyone just stops what they’re doing and is like ??
• and ur even more confused bc u recognise that voice ??
• then it suddenly dawns on u that it’s ur boyfriend singing those songs and ur heart melts and ur just standing there staring at the speaker while everyone’s working around u and u don’t notice bc ur so into the music but seungkwan is sneaking behind u w a bouquet of flowers and when the songs finished he wraps his arms round u and ur so happy bC U HAVENT SEEN HIM IN AGES
• and ur co-workers are all like wtf yalls are relationship goals
• has an addiction to his mom. it sounds like a bad thing, but it really isn’t. It’s adorable. you often walk in on him having video chatting her and he’s all like “I miss you.” and she’s all like, “me too, take care of y/n” and you just smile and walk away bc this was a special moment u didn’t want to ruin :))))<3333
• hates couple clothing with a passion. he doesn’t know what it is but you secretly think hansol is rubbing off on him bc now he thinks it’s not cool.
• like he dismisses it so fast u don’t even get to finish ur sentence
• “ooh! look at thes-”
• “no.”
• “what about those-”
• “no.”
• “w-”
• when Seungkwan gets jealous, he’ll try to laugh it off as if it’s nothing. though inside its kinda killing him bc nobody can make u smile like that except for hIM and nobody should be touching ur shoulder like that except for hIM. but he’ll act like it doesn’t bother him except u know, u know because you’ve watched him for so long you can recognise his change in mood. he’s not as happy as he was before and u stop him and tell him that you love him and he has nothing to worry about
• and he’s back to his old self again !! bc he trusts that you mean what u say awawawawaw
• his background photo is a photo or photos of you doing the most ordinary things in the world. doing the dishes, sleeping, standing there, yawning, sneezing and he collaged it all into one big photo and is pretty much u doing uninteresting stuff lol when u saw it u were like wHY IN THE WORLD WOULD U DO THAT TO ME and he’s all like WHAAAT U LOOK GREAT I LOVE IT WHEN UR ACTING LIKE URSELF <<<<<333333
• your phone background photo was a photo of the two of u that one time they did a performance and u were in the crowd and they were singing 20 then he spotted u amongst the people and started singing to u and a fan took a photo and it was sO CUTE BC SEUNGKWAN WAS SINGING W SO MUCH EMOTION AND U WERE LIKE SMILING ALL TESRY EYED BC OHMYGOD U LOVE HIM
• always remembers every members’ birthdays and is so on top of buying presents and he forcefully drags u round and asks for ur opinion on his present and ur like babe idk u know them better than I do
• u get all whiny tho bc u didn’t really wanna go birthday shopping so early so everytime u go w him he buys u food bc he’s the best boyfriend ever
• sings like an angel to lull you to sleep
• it puts a lot of pressure on him since he’s a main vocal in seventeen, to make it worse he always has to refrain from looking tired or upset, since he is the mood maker too. he always has to put on a happy smile around the members to lift their spirits even if he’s feeling sick or upset. he practices way too hard and often visits the hospital due to throat aches, your always there for him when he needs you and he’s forever grateful for that.
• “you know, you can talk to me about how you feel right?”
• “yeah, yeah, I know. but I have to keep strong and happy for the members, you know?”
• ur first fight with Seungkwan would most likely be due to the fact that he took a joke too far, you two were probably doing some harmless bickering but he said an insult that hit a little too close to home and you got upset and he got upset bc it was just a joke
• he then left to let u both cool down bc that’s what his mom always said to do, in case he did something he would regret
• then came back after a few days and apologised bc he missed u ;_;
• “I’m sorry, whatever I said was just a joke, okay? I love you so much and I can’t afford to lose you.”
• seungkwan loves u so much, if it isn’t already obvious. he would go to the end of the universe and back just to see you smile, without you in his life he would probably be v sad v v v sad due to all the stress he can’t relieve and rant out. you’re always a shoulder to cry on, a friend to laugh with, and most of all a person to grow old with. he depends on you a lot, since he’s a growing boy himself and he may not know everything, but he does know you two are meant to be together forever, and you know that too.

INTERESTING FINDS [Part 2] - What Professor Sycamore says at Dendemille Town

We all know Lysandre built his café to hide his secret laboratory. However, what we do not know is why he built a café.  

When you first enter Dendemille Town in the games, you will be approached by Dexio and Professor Sycamore. For some reason, this dialogue is not added in Prof Sycamore’s Bulbapedia entry (they could have forgotten). I’m going to add the full dialogue.

Dexio: “Why hello, PLAYER !”

Dexio: “How have you been?”

Sycamore: “How’s your journey going?”

Sycamore: “You see, when I was younger, I visited many different regions as well.”

Sycamore: “I met many kinds of Pokemon and noticed how each place has its own distinct flavors.”

Sycamore: “So, I really came to enjoy trying new foods as I traveled.”

Sycamore: “Because of my adventures, I’m an expert on the cafes all over Kalos.”

There’s actually more dialogue but we’ll talk about this particular sentence first.

1)      Lysandre built a café because the professor loves food/cafes. Lysandre thought that having this cafe was a declaration of  love  way that he and the Professor could meet more often without things getting too suspicious.


2)      Professor Sycamore found Lysandre’s café and probably met Lysandre for the first time in the café. From there, their relationship developed.

If this were to happen, it would not explain why Lysandre built a café in the first place. He could have built a clothing shop and it would be just as well concealed. In fact, having a clothing store would suit Lysandre much more as he’s clearly more interested in fashion/style/beauty than food.

This would also probably explain why Professor Sycamore and Lysandre never met in the Pokeani until Mega Evolution Special Part IV. [LINK: hetalianboot and fingurken have talked about this before]

There’s a bunch of other interesting things in this particular dialogue.

Dexio: “Um… Professor…”

Sycamore: “Come now, Dexio. I’m going somewhere with this.”

Sycamore: “Do you remember the Pokemon Lysandre mentioned in that café?” (An interesting thing here is that Sycamore just calls him… Lysandre. French Sycamore calls him “Monsieur Lysandre” while it’s “フラデリさん”.  Someone please tell me if using such honorifics will make a difference in how a player views the relationship between Lysandre and Professor Sycamore.)

(There is a YES/NO option)

(If answered NO)

Sycamore: “I suppose you wouldn’t.”

Sycamore: “It’s important to forget things from time to time.” (What an interesting sentence!)

(If answered YES)

Sycamore: “Wonderful! I knew you would!”


Sycamore: “Kalos’s Legendary Pokemon is called…(Xerneas/Yveltal)!”

Sycamore: “According to material I’ve read, those who saw it were so overwhelmed by its power, they were only able to say that this Pokemon resembled the letter X/Y.”

Sycamore: “Apparently, this Pokemon (can control energy/will absorb energy).”


If XERNEAS- “It gives life energy to plants and Pokemon, and makes them full of vitality again.”

If YVELTAL- “Its life span is said to be 1,000 years. When it reaches the end of its life, it steals all of the spirits around it.”

Dexio: “Wherever do you think a Pokemon that amazing could be now?”

Sycamore: “When Kalos’s Legendary Pokemon loses all of its vitality, it goes to sleep in a secret place.”

Sycamore: “I don’t have a clue where it could be.” (It is pretty obvious in the games and anime that Lysandre is hiding stuff from Sycamore. It isn’t really explained why in the games.)

Sycamore: “The writings that mention it are also around a thousand years old, so they aren’t much help.”

Dexio: “It would be absolutely astounding if you found it, PLAYER.”

Dexio: “Maybe I’ll look into the legend a little bit. If I find something, I’ll let you know!”

Sycamore: “Ah ha ha! Oh, it would be a thrill if you found it, indeed!” (Interestingly, the official French translation for this is “Ah ça, si vous trouviez ce Pokemon, les choses seraient intéressantes.” I don’t know a single thing about French but after a quick google translate search, it seems like he’s not laughing at all. I was expecting “hon hon hon” or something. In Japanese, however, its “あはは!” and after another session of google translate, I can conclude that it is, indeed, laughter. )

Sycamore: “But your journey is yours and your Pokemon’s alone.”

Sycamore: “I want you to enjoy yourself and do whatever you’d like!”

Then they just walk off lol

The first time I read this, I was slightly confused because… how is Sycamore enjoying foods around the world related to the legendary Pokemon? If you were to remove the parts related to the legendary Pokemon, it would look something like this.

Sycamore: “How’s your journey going?”

Sycamore: “You see, when I was younger, I visited many different regions as well.”

Sycamore: “I met many kinds of Pokemon and noticed how each place has its own distinct flavors.”

Sycamore: “So, I really came to enjoy trying new foods as I traveled.”

Sycamore: “Because of my adventures, I’m an expert on the cafes all over Kalos.”

Sycamore: “But your journey is yours and your Pokemon’s alone.”

Sycamore: “I want you to enjoy yourself and do whatever you’d like!”

As you can see, the dialogue flows more smoothly. The section about the legendary Pokemon looked like it just came out of nowhere. Why add it?

Professor Sycamore wants the player to find the legendary Pokemon. Why?

1)      The professor wants to research more about the legendary Pokemon. OR

2)      He wants the player to find the legendary Pokemon before Lysandre does.

He believes that the player is capable enough to do such a task,  though he also (somewhat) suggests that he’s not forcing the player from the sentence “I want you to enjoy yourself and do whatever you’d like!”.

Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, and Paul McGillion panel - SGChi 2014

Oh my god their panel is just nuts. They are so funny and strange when their together. Lots of laughter and lots of nonsense.

  • Paul and David are wearing the same vest and are sitting on either side of Joe so David remarked that they look like Joe’s back up singers
  • “How gay is it that they actually wore the same vests” - Joe
  • Paul’s mike isn’t working/turned on. “The ZedPM was low” - David. “Isn’t Paul funnier this way?” - Joe.  When Paul’s mike finally works his first line is “Hello, gorgeous!!”
  • “Let’s ask the convention goers whether there should be another convention. Strangely it was overwhelmingly yes!” - David
  • Paul joked that David’s wife bought his vest because she has better fashion sense than him. So David said he wanted to wear the Doctor Who shirt.
  • Joe was apparently out late the previous night with Jason and Paul. David said he missed the text and was in his room watching Jason’s film Road to Paloma
  • Finally question time. Lol they joked for a while
  • First question: If they could be any super villain who they be? David said “They’re all so good. Who’s the bad guy in Doctor Strange? I always liked him.” Silence greeted him. “Well I choose him” Someone did give him the name but I didn’t catch it. Paul and Joe didn’t choose though jokes about Aquaman flew ;)
  • Fan: “If the TARDIS materialized right now and the Doctor popped out, which Doctor would you want it to be and where would you go?”   “I would punch him in the face, steal his keys and take the TARDIS back to Gallifrey. Tom Baker.” - David. Then David jokingly asked Joe which Doctor he’d want cause we all know Joe has never seen nor does he know anything about Doctor Who. He said if a telephone box materialized out of no where he be like “WTF!? Who are you!? And why do you have a British telephone box?”  Paul said, “I’d uh go with David Tennant.” and he’d go to Scotland.
  • Fan: This question’s for Paul. Which one was the bigger womanizer in Stargate: Joe or David? Paul answered “Let’s put it this way. Remember the episode Irresistible and for some reason there were a lot of beautiful women in that episode and Joe took a bit of extra time putting on cologne and make sure he looked good. Meanwhile David was in his trailer”. David chimed in “I found the internet!” Paul finished his story by saying whenever a pretty girl was around he’d fix his hair and act all cool. So Joe was the biggest womanizer.
  • David said Paul was the most womanized or traumatized as Paul corrected. Joe said “No no we were the ones who were traumatized. Remember when the director yelled cut and you two were still locked on?” “Dave’s like a bloodsucker. He wouldn’t let go.” - Paul. “They called me the leech in high school” - David.
  • Fan: What are the best and worst parts of going to a convention. Their answers: the best part is the fans as well as seeing friends they don’t get to see very often. Then they joke that the worst part is the secret tunnel like hallway they transport them around. They described it as full of garbage and like a sewer tunnel hahahaha. Theres a whole underground city that’s no unlike a prison. And it smells like garbage. They were joking though and it was so funny.
  • Joe and Paul told a story about one day filming in the woods and whenever Paul put his backpack down down cause it was too heavy Joe would put a rock into Paul’s backpack because Paul was complaining a lot. Paul didn’t notice until the end when there were like 20 rocks in it.  Paul commented on how heavy it is. Joe sent over a prop guy to look at his backpack and Paul saw all the rocks. Paul finished up the question by saying “I hate Joe Flanigan." 
  • Joe talked about how everyone got a girlfriend in the last episode except for him. Then he talked about the Castro district which I know nothing about but I assume it has homophobic connotations judging by reactions I read on the internet. Something about spending a lot of time there instead of getting a girlfriend. So yeah…
  • Joe got some advice from Richard Dean Anderson: Don’t do the technojargon well. If your good at it you’re gonna get more of it. Meanwhile Jason gets to just grunt. Easiest lines ever.
  • Fan: What would you do for a Klondike bar. "It’s food. Anything.” - David. “Kill a puppy.” - Joe. “That’s crossing a line Joe.” - David. 
  • Fan: who would you want to play in the Stargate reboot if you were in it. David he wants to be the caterer. Joe said he’d try the McKay character just to see what its like. Paul said he’d be the Walter and just turn the gate on. 
  • Fan asked about the deeper parts of McKay acting wise like in the Shrine. David said he filmed all the parts of the Shrine where McKay is on video in one day. Very emotional and he loved to show that side of McKay. 
  • One thing they wanted to put in the show was a distillery somewhere. Most likely Joe’s room. Like the still in M*A*S*H.
  • Fan asked about Paul being in SG-1 as Littlefield in Torment of Tantalus and if that had any impact on SGA. Paul talked to Martin Wood about coming back and being Beckett and Martin said “but you were the first person to go through the Stargate” “Yeah?”  "Have you ever been to convention?“ "No.” “Oh. Okay. You’ll see. Go to a convention and let me know.” Paul went to a convention came back and went “Okay I get it.”
  • Paul would win in a wrestling match against these guys. Joe told a story about how he and Paul were having a wrestling match. Jason tried to warn him but he did it anyway and then wouldn’t give in when Paul had him in a headlock. Joe came to set the next day all stiff and in pain. 
  • David’s role in SGA was suppose to be an African American character but they liked Hewlett so he got the role. But it confused the hell out of Joe and the others when David walked in on the first read through. Cause he’s not black.
  • They had a hard time being serious on set. They goofed off all the time. David was constantly told “You can goof off right before we shoot.” And he was like “I’m pretty sure I can.” They would goof right up until the very last second before filming. However they apparently were distracting some of their guest stars. Whoops lol.
  • Fan: whose decision was it to kill Beckett? David said I think they just went around the cast and crew and took a poll. Paul was voted off the Island. Joe was upset when he heard that Paul was being killed off and he tried to stop it but there wasn’t anything he could do.  Paul thanked the fans for “Save Carson Beckett”
  • A sequel to A Dogs Breakfast?? David and Kate did work on a tv pitch called a Dogs Bed and Breakfast but he said no one wanted to make it. The fan that asked brought up kickstarter and we were all enthusiastic. I hope he starts one.
  • On the Puddle Jumpers: That’s where they paid the least amount of attention to what was happening and goofed off the most. Plus they couldn’t hear anything so when the director was shouting that they were filming they just kept doing what they were doing (eating laughing etc.)

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+act. Magazine

Sato Takeru – Long Interview<6>

-Actor is a queer job. (lol) To hear you say that though it is called by the same word ‘actor’, you are doing totally different job in each shooting site, I think it must be very hard. But you yourself desire to do something you have never done before. Most jobs have a pattern to some degree, and following that pattern makes you master the skill, right?

It’s not always the case, I suppose. It’s just that someone has decided some pattern. But as I have never done any other job than this, I want to try taking an office job. What on earth is it like, I wonder?

-Actor is a job which requires you to perform something with reality, while wondering what it is like, right?

Um, but it is totally different from actually taking the job. What we’re doing is how realistic we can make it look; how much reality we can put it.

-Do you want to try taking an office job?

I have interest in it. It’s just because I don’t know it.

-Is it simply out of Sato Takeru’s interest rather than for the purpose of getting experience for the acting?

Yes. After all I can get something from the experience for the acting as well, though. But it’s out of interest as a human being. However, I probably won’t be able to keep doing the same thing for a long time.

-Why do you think you can’t?

I get bored. I get bored and feel like squealing, I suppose. (lol) For, suppose you have two days off each week, you have to go to work every day without fail except for Saturday and Sunday, right? You do it even in two years or three years, right? It seems impossible to me. As for an actor, if you hang on with all your might for a certain period of time, you can rest a bit. Well … regardless of whether it is weekend or weekday.

-To put it the other way round, is it OK if you can’t have a rest while you’re hanging on with all your might?

Yes. Well, it’s indeed tough, but it suits to my tastes. So I really respect those who are working for a company properly.

-Even if you have to work from early in the morning till late at night without day off for months, it is better for you to know it has an end, right?

So I’m a sprinter. Distance race is impossible for me.

-Well, but you’re running quite a distance race now? (lol)

You said it! Though I started running at the speed of a sprint, it turned out to be a long-distance race. It’s as if I started running expecting it to be a 100-meter race, but I found the goal was 800 meters away. (lol)

-You’re weak in continuing to do something without seeing a goal, aren’t you?

Yes. It will be hard without a goal. But I’m not sure because I’m telling you so just imagining in my head. If I try it in reality, it may not be so simple as I’m saying now.

-You may find some stimulus or motivation in it, right?

That’s right. It differs from person to person about anything.

-Exactly. In Tokuzo-san’s case, his job now ‘suits to his tastes’, right? In the first episode, Toshiko-san (Kuroki Haru), Shutaro-san (Suzuki Ryohei), and all the other cast showed really nice expression, I think. But I also think they were inspired by Tokuzo-san you played.

That goes for all of us. That’s a truth about actors.

-In addition, to hear about the ‘peculiar’ way of shooting in your talk today, I thought really skillful actors had got together.

We’re making it very sensitively.

-By the way, I remember you saying it when you were playing Kenshin, but is the ideal person for you still the character that appears in anime or manga?

Yes, it is. After all, anime realizes the ideal, or describes the ideal, so real person cannot defeat it, never.

-But don’t you think a kind of humaneness including faults is better?

Um, but if you don’t think it to be the ideal, anime or manga will lose its raison d’être, I suppose. In that sense, I think dramas and films also describe the ideal. Though they are weaker in that human beings are acting, fictions are, including novels, something that depicts our ideal or our longing after all, so if we cease to think of it as our longing, it is meaningless to produce them, isn’t it?

-In all aspects, you don’t waver at all. Don’t you sometimes feel, ‘Ah, I was wavering at that time’?

I don’t remember. If you give me some example, I may be reminded, ‘Ah~!’ but I really don’t remember the past. But do people usually waver so much? Those around me don’t seem to waver so much.

-We waver, or something like ‘I thought this was so, but I found I was wrong’ will sometimes happen, right?

In that sense, there are times when ‘I’ve found something new!’  ‘I was wrong’ … I don’t indeed remember finding ‘I was wrong’.

-And as you used these words several times today, when Takeru-kun says, ‘I’m trying hard’ or ’I’m doing my best’, it has special importance, I feel. Some people use ‘I’ll do my best!’ very lightly, right? (lol)

Some people say so as a kind of greetings, or so-called a fixed phrase. But it can’t be helped because those phrases will settle everything nicely. I myself say, ‘I’ll do my best’ in such a way when I’m at a loss for words.

-But most of the time, Takeru-kun’s ‘I’ll do my best’ is a true ‘I’ll do my best’. I need another word to distinguish your ‘I’ll do my best’ from a lighter one.

Fufufu. Then let’s add ‘super’ to it. (lol)

-When I read the script of Tenno no Ryoriban, I noticed that you appear in almost every scene and you’re challenging cooking without using a stand-in. Judging from what has reached my ears, they say you have been working now as hard as you did in ‘Kenshin’ for nearly half a year. But does experiencing the toughest role in Kenshin, for example, made some difference in the way you accept or deal with the difficulties next time?

No, not at all. For the first time in my life, I searched ‘irritation’ space ‘can’t stop’ by keyword. I turned to the Internet for the resolution of my ‘difficulty’. (lol)

-(lol) Did you get an answer?

Let me see, deep breathing and stretching are good … said some curation website. Oh, and exposure to the natural light is good, too. Since the first episode was aired, I’m getting a break a bit now at last, but producing a drama seriously is such a tough thing, I suppose.

-This drama is worth your effort, I think, and Tokuzo-san is supremely attractive.

I’m really glad to hear it. As expected, our job is not just a manual labor but a job that wastes mental energy, so … we can’t avoid being mentally exhausted. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is only difficulty but there are more things that enrich our lives.

-Every time I have felt your will to step over your limits at that time, but after I watched ‘Tenno no Ryoriban’ and talked with you today, I reached a conviction that since ‘Kenshin’ that attitude has been getting far stronger. This year ‘BakuMan’, and next year ‘Sekai kara Neko ga Kietanara’ will be released. I’m looking forward to seeing Sato Takeru step over his limits once again. Please let me interview again then.

By all means. I’ll do my ‘super’ best. (lol)

~the End~

Thank you for reading this long interview!
I hope you’ll know Takeru’s attitude toward acting better :)