me trying to be creative :( i wanted to try something like this but... e e

RFA HEADCANONS: They Get Jealous~

(It’s almost midnight, what am I doing with my life. ANYWAYS. It would be so great if someone would request something *hint hint* *wink wonk* because it’s hard trying to be creative. Lel.)

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RFA~ they get jealous. V+Saeran included.

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Yoosung:

Yoosung has always been a more jealous type. Literally, if he even sees you talking to anyone other than him, he can’t help but feel a little uneasy.

So, he would go to the restroom for a brief few seconds, and when he gets back..

You’re. Talking. To. Another. Guy??

Now, he didn’t know that this ‘other guy’ was a cousin you haven’t seen in a while.

His stomach goes in knots, and he balls up his fists, wanting nothing more than to go push the guy away from you.

Sadly, he is probably too shy to just walk up there, but for a few moments, he tries to gather up his courage to go take you back.

When he realizes he’s just too nervous, he starts to think that he lost you, and starts tearing up a bit.

At this point, you’d be like “damn boi, how long it take to pee?” And start to look around..well, o shit, your cute blondie is just standing all the way back there.

“Yoosung? Come over here! I’d like you to meet my cousin…wait, are you crying?”

“Wha- cousin?! Oh..! Uhm..I- I wasn’t crying..!! I yawned! Aha. Hi. Nice to meet you, (C/N)..!”

~~

Jumin:

Uhm. Who are you talking to?

He is pissed off when he see’s you talking to one of his better looking security guards.

L I T E R A L L Y JUST SHOVES THE GUY AWAY.

He’s probably gonna start getting really touchy on you, (kink) and grip you by the waist h a r d.

Casually starts questioning the security guard as to wHY WAS HE TALKING TO YOU?

you’d get really embarrassed, and tell jumin to stop making a scene, buT HE IS JUST “NO” NO ONE ELSE CAN LOOK AT YOU LIKE THAT?

Straight out fires the guy. Oops.

“Jumin, what the hell?! Why would you fire him? He wasn’t trying to steal me away! I love you, and only you.”

“…Hm. I don’t like people eyeing you like that. That’s for me to do, no one else. ..(Y/N)..you know I love you. I only want what’s best for you.”

~~

Jaehee;

You two will be at one of Zen’s musicals, just enjoying the show..wheN THIS IDIOT JUST DECIDES TO START FLIRTING WITH YOU???

You try to tell the guy, you don’t swing that way?? But he doesn’t listen??

Jaehee goes into extreme jealous woman mode, and actually lashes out on the guy.

“She said she doesn’t go that way. Do you not get what she meant? Are you that idiotic? Do I seriously have to show you who she BELONGS to?”

Will casually start making out with you right then and there.

The guy will scoff and walk off, giving Jaehee the middle finger.

Jaehee awkwardly pulls away, refusing to make eye contact. She’ll probably start nervously running her hand though her hair.

She apologizes??

Nono, sweetie. No need to apologize. You’re a d o r a b l e.

You both end up leaving the theater, just so you can cuddle the rest of the night in peace.

“Jaehee, it’s fine. If anything, I thought it was cute..now, come here and love me, baby girl~”

Will high key melt at being called baby girl.

“I’m glad that you could just put the situation behind you so quickly..but, I’m warning you. Next time, I may not be so calm. You’re mine, (Y/N).”

~~

Zen:

Everywhere you went you seemed to get hit on in one way or another. Normally, Zen would brush it off, knowing that you only had eyes for him.

But oh.

One day. ONE DAY. He’s just had enough.

“Hey, cutie~ I lost my number, mind if I-”

“Yeah, she does mind, actually. Back. Off.”

He would roll his sleeves up, intimidating the guy with his muscles.

“Woah, chill. I was just being nice to the lad-”

“well, that lady happens to be taken. Now, if you ever so kindly..back the hell off, that would be great.”

STARTS GETTING REALLY INTIMIDATING IN GENERAL.

LIKE YOU CAN FEEL THE TENSION.

HE IS READY TO BEAT THE GUYS ASS.

He’s already a big fan on Pda, but ohhh, it’s gonna increase.

You practically can’t be farther than 5 inches away from him from then on.

“Zen, you know you’re the only one I see..”

“I know, Princess. I’m sorry, it’s just becoming so frequent..I want people to know not to mess with you.”

~~

707:

You two will be joking around, and then you’ll probably trip into someone. (Klutz.)

They’ll help you up, and give you a cheeky smile.

DANG THEY ARE H O T.

They’ll pull some lame pick up line, like “oh, you fell for me kdkfkfk ha.”

SEVEN WILL GET SO MAD.

B A C K O F F M Y W I F E???

His normally cheerful attitude is gonna change real quick.

He will get really serious, and pull you closer to him, making sure you aren’t hurt from falling, first. (Or diseased from the guy.)

High key starts sassing the guy.

Starts to laugh, and gives the guy a lil chest bump thing, as they 'make up’

Yeah, well. Seven stole his wallet out of his pocket.

That guy just lost everything, lol.

His money, his ID card, his credit card, business cards.

Oops.

“Well, you got over that fast. I’m impressed.”

“Heh. Babe, look what I got!”

“IS THAT HIS- oh my god. You’re evil. I love it.”

~~

V:

He’s so gentle, he just stands there awkwardly, shifting his weight on a different foot, waiting for you to hurry up.

You were at an art museum, and this guy came up to you, trying to show you the “best art works” there. He started cracking jokes, and yOU WERE LAUGHING AT THEM?

you didn’t know it was bothering V so much, but he was literally starting to tear up?

He wanted to step in, but if you were having fun, and you were happy.. He would stand it.

He actually felt his heart sink when the guy gave you his email address.

“Yeah, email me sometime. I can teach you a lot more!”

You sighed the moment the guy left, and crumpled up the paper, tossing it in the trash.

“What a waste. I didn’t want to be rude, but God..he was showing the worst pi- V? What’s wrong?”

“Oh..Nothing. Don’t worry about me. Shall we go over here?”

HE GOT THIS SMALL, CUTE LITTLE SMILE WHEN YOU THREW THE PAPER AWAY, THO, LIKE SKCIFJFJNF.

~~

Saeran: (Mild spoiler?? Maybe??)

Literally doesn’t like you talking to anyone.

Anyone.

He’s not the kind of guy that is like “oh, you can’t do this, you can’t do that.” But it’s easy to get him jealous.

In fact, he got jealous of his own brother.

“SAERAN~ SEVEN JUST TOLD ME THE GREATEST JO-”

“Yeah? Well if you like his jokes so much, why don’t you just date him instead?!”

Ends up getting in a huge fight with Saeyoung.

Low key starts trying to crack jokes (and fails) to keep up with his brother.

He starts getting so frustrated, thinking he was never going to be as good as his brother. That you would leave him for Saeyoung.

Poor smol bean. You had to reassure him that he was the only Choi for you..in fact, he was the only one at all for you.

“Saeran. You know that I love you, right?”

“Hmph.”

“Saerannn.”

“….I..love you too, I guess..”

“YOU GUESS? IS OUR LOVE IN QUESTION.” (He freaks out a bit when you say this, lel)

“Wha- no! No.. I..Uhm, I love you, (Y/N). I really do.”

2015: Jul. ~ Dec.

January ~ June 2015 || all fests/exchanges || other years


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What happens when a baker and a graphic designer meet via a very specific Craigslist post? Fate, friendship, food, and maybe more.  ~ 2015.09
From Relief Next To Me series

2. Maybe It Was You from the Start by nixostorme | @nixostorme [M, 209.1k]

the one where Louis is oblivious, even to his own feelings. Harry is a little scarred and very possessive. Zayn is insecure but can see it all. Niall falls for the last person he would ever expect too. Liam is kind of an ass, but the boys love him anyways.  ~ 2015.11

3. Handwriting On The Wall by xKireyy [M, 200.2k]

Harry Styles is a simple boy who works in a bakery. Louis Tomlinson is an uprising singer making his way through the charts. When the two meet by so-called ‘fate’, Harry’s life is turned upside down when a simple friendship turns into something more. He’s suddenly thrown into a world of popularity, scrutiny, secrecy and love. Everything seems to be going against his logic, but then again, love does that to you, doesn’t it?  ~ 2015.11

4. Keep me where the light is by frenchkiss [E, 198.2k]

A post-Hogwarts era AU featuring a wedding, a fake relationship, lots of sex, a cat named Hermione, a string of terrifying murders, and two young Aurors who are about to embark on a case that will change their lives (and the lives of the ones they love) forever.  ~ 2015.11

5. Smoke & Mirrors by Violet_Janou | @violetjanou [T, 173.7k]

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6. blue lips, blue veins by fresharold | @fresharold [E, 173.6k]

au where Harry takes art classes on Fridays before going to work and Louis is the French nude model who drops the robe and doesn’t let him focus. There are plenty of text messages, a mess of emotions and a lot of time spent in bed.  ~ 2015.10

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where Harry and Louis meet when they’re still learning the meaning of life, till they find out the meaning is “Louis&Harry” and they decide to make a lot of promises to keep them going.  ~ 2015.07
From Promises. series

8. baby we’ll be fine (all we gotta do is be brave and be kind) by aloequeera | @aloequeerafic [E, 146k]

Louis hates Harry. Harry hates being hated. First aid kits and kittens make it better.  ~ 2015.12

9. Next to your Heartbeat (where I should be) by jaded25 [M, 130.8k]

All it takes for them to fall in love is one night. All they have to do is wait one year to see each other again. Yet, when Louis returns after his year abroad, the boy who’s got his arms wrapped around Harry isn’t him. It isn’t a stranger either, which should make walking away all that easier. After all, friend’s don’t lust after their mate’s boyfriends.
Technically, doing the right thing should be easy - but when has Louis ever been known to taking the easy way out?
 ~ 2015.07

10. I’m gonna burn for you, you’re gonna melt for me by MrsStylinson | @lovehoperomance [T, 126.9k]

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anonymous asked:

can u do head cannons of phichit (and the main 3 ice babies) where their s/o is a hip hop or some other type of dancer pls ily & I love ur worK (◕ᴥ◕)

Ooohhh. Interesting request! I left the style of dance the reader practices up to your imaginations. I hope you like! Thank you for the request (and for the compliment :))


[Viktor Nikiforov]

  • Omg, he wants to learn everything and anything about your style of dance because it’s always fun to try something new
  • plus just spending time with you and having an excuse to watch your body and the way you move ????? so many benefits to the experience lmao
  • No matter what style of dance you like, he’s going to take any and every opportunity to touch you or have some form of contact with you
  • “(Y/N) come here so I can hold you and l o v e y o u ! ! !
  • “Viktor no wtf i’m gonna kick you in the f a c e”
  • He spends to much time laughing and having fun with you that he loses track of time and yo send up speeding hours dancing, both of you exhausted by the end
  • Spending time with you is is main goal, and getting to try something new and fun with you is just an added bonus

[Yuri Katsuki]

  • This boy is completely entranced by your dancing and the way you move; he can’t get over the amazing ways you can move your body
  • When you ask him to try dancing with you, he is hesitant but he’s willing to try
  • He spends quite a bit of time researching your favorite style of dance the night before, watching videos and learning technique to avoid embarrassment
  • idk why he would be so embarrassed tho like he’s so flexible and beautiful and ugh yuri pls love yourself as much as i love you
  • He’s a bit stiff and awkward at the beginning of your little dance session, but he quickly loosens up and becomes more relaxed in your presence
  • It doesn’t take long for him to start to feel the music and move his body a bit more rhythmically, falling in sync with your a bit more
  • He finds the new expericne refreshing and fun, and he would do anything to dance with you like that more often

[Yuri Plisetsky]

  • At first, Yuri is going to act like your talents are no big deal; he is only familiar with ballet and ballroom, so anything is so foreign to him
  • “Break dancing to rap music? how unciviliZED OF YOU, YOU HEATHEN”
  • At first, he feels weird and kind of grumpy about learning the new dance style you like; he’s kind of embarrassed that he doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing
  • But Yuri soon loosens up and gets into the dance, and he actually starts having a ton fun with you
  • Since he’s so flexible, he’s able to take about any dance you like and make it 10 times more extra by flailing his legs around
  • you saw him at the GPF banquet lmao call him noodle boy bc he can stretch
  • He’ll act super chill and whatever after your dance session, but he’s dying to know when you guys can do it again

[Phichit Chulanont]

  • Trust me when I say that this cutie can D A N C E holy shit
  • He loves the fact that you can dance in creative ways; he loves it even more when you teach him your moves
  • Phichit lets you lead him through the moves, but he giggles almost the entire time because he’s just so happy and he’s having so much fun with you
  • He basically turns into he equivalent of a child, but it’s so cute when he’s dancing that it doesn’t bother you in the slightest
  • “(Y/N), watch me! Watch me! W A T C H M E !”
  • “OKAY babe I’m watching fuckin chill”
  • He’ll take any chance to dance with you, even randomly starting to dance with you in public, much to your embarrassment; you can’t bring yourself to tell him to stop, though

ok losers it’s your girl polcry here to run you through the basics of what the darn heck to bring with you to university to cover your naked body 

B A S I C S 

If you’re edgy and ~minimalist~ these’ll probably comprise the majority of your wardrobe. Regardless, you’re going to want to bring at least a few each of these.

LEGGINGS: at least one black pair, possibly more if you’ve accepted the inevitability of not giving a shit how you look at for 9ams. You can also get funky and bring patterned ones if you so desire, you maverick.

JEANS: I prefer jeggings for the comfort feel and ability to do spontaneous high kicks, but if you’re a fashionista boyfriend or bootcut jeans are cool too. Trust me, the freshman fifteen is real and if you have to choose between a lil’ too big and a lil’ too small, go big. Belts exist for a reason.

T-SHIRTS: you can get a wide array of fits of tees, so bring a few of your favourite style in simple colours like white/black/grey/striped. I find slightly wearing a slightly oversized tee gives off a certain effortless vibe, especially if you tuck the front in to the waistband of jeans to give it an IDGAF drape and pair with cute AF shoes. Hella cute with no effort. 

SWEATSHIRTS/JUMPERS/SWEATERS: I live in jumpers. I’m not going to lie. Go oversized with leggings or skinny jeans, maybe add a layer underneath if it’s a lil’ chilly. If you live somewhere that feels like the depths of Antartica, you might want to go with a finer knit and layer under and above. The struggle of getting a thick coat over a chunky jumper is real, guys. Turtlenecks, crew necks, V-necks. They’re all good. Avoid collecting too many sweatshirts with your university’s name on it, though - you will look over-enthusiastic. 

SHOES: one word: COMFORT. Campuses are big places. Chances are, you’ll be walking a fair bit. I love trainers - I have a pair of black Nikes, a pair of white Reeboks and a black slip-on pair. Converse, Adidas, New Balance are all popular. They crop up on the feet of almost everyone. Look down, and I guarantee the vast majority of any university class are wearing trainers. 

If you’re like me and enjoy torturing yourself, you can also wear heeled boots. I find them weirdly comfortable, probably due to my excessively hyperextended knees. Pointy ankle boots always look chic, but frankly people will be so surprised that you’ve made an effort that any type will impress. Zara’s always a good choice for cute boots. 

I’d avoid opened-toed or flats that expose a lot of your foot during autumn/winter/spring. It’ll probably rain, and then you’ll be cold and miserable and have soggy feet. Wellies (or rainboots for you strange Yanks) are a good choice if you’ll be in a wet climate (hello England), but they can be a bit cumbersome. Try and get some lower-cut ones to reduce the weight and to stop you from stomping excessively. 

COATS: this is pretty personal. Again, if it’s wet, I’d recommend something at least water-resistant. I have a North Face windbreaker that I keep in my car in case it starts tipping it down, but it’s not particularly warm. Leather/suede jackets look cute but are not a good choice if it looks like it might rain. Other than that, anything goes. I have a cute beige pea coat from ASOS that I love, and a shearling jacket from Bershka which is far too cool for a dork like me.

L O U N G E W E A R 

PJs: buy yourself some new ones. Please. Your flatmates don’t want to see your lady parts through that ever-expanding hole in the crotch. Some university flats feel like the pits of hell, so it might be a good idea to bring a few pair of short PJs too. You can always swap them out for joggers or leggings when you’re not snoozin’. I can always find cute pyjamas in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Primark. 

SWEATPANTS: as comfy as PJs but with the added bonus of being socially acceptable. Whether you prefer a tapered, slim fit or big ‘n’ baggy, make sure they’re stain-free and don’t smell funky. Bring a couple of pairs and rotate through as necessary. 

BRAS: regardless of whether you have the athletic capabilities of a sloth or Michael Phelps, you will want to bring sports bras. Hides the nips with basically no discomfort. Bralettes are cute too, but I’m an advocate of sports bras if you’re just slugging out in front of Netflix and nobody is going to see it. Forever 21 do a massive selection of surprisingly pretty sports bras with all sorts of fancy backs. Not so good for exercising, but really the majority of people don’t wear sports bras to exercise. 

F A N C Y 

PARTYING: this will depend a little on where you attend university. For me, going out outfits are high-waisted jeans, a fancy-ish crop top and flat shoes of some description. Club floors get hella slippery. More casual dresses are fine too, but make sure you gauge what your friends are going to be wearing so you don’t look too overdressed.

EVENTS: bring a nice dress or trousers/shirt. There will be fancier events (sports balls, end of term balls, society balls). They don’t always require black tie, so a cocktail dress is a good choice. Boys, bring a suit jacket. It doesn’t have to be tails or a tux, but bringing a tailored blazer that’ll match or compliment a pair of trousers you own will come in handy. And absolutely NO JEANS. Along the same lines, bring at least one pair of smart shoes/heels. Ladies, flats are more than acceptable for fancy events. Just make sure they’re cute. 

BUSINESSWEAR: “But Isabelle!” I hear you cry, “I’m in college! I don’t need businesswear!” Yes, my friend, yes you do. Interviews happen. You might need a part-time job, or get a spontaneous interview for an internship. Bring an office-appropriate skirt/trousers and a blouse/shirt, and some simple, smart shoes. You don’t have to go full-on Olivia Pope, but make sure you have one suitable outfit in your repertoire. 

Q U I C K   T I P S 

Accessories make an outfit: bring a choice of belts, scarves and miscellaneous wraps or shawls. By throwing on a buckled belt and a cute layered necklace, you can go from meh to a-meh-zing. 

Sign up for student discounts: British students, that means unidays. Register with your university email for discounts ranging from 10-25%. They’ll notify you when retailers that don’t have a permanent discount (like H&M) run promotions as well. Make sure you use your discount for eating out and going to the cinema, too!

Quality > quantity: the capsule wardrobe trend is real, folks. I’m an advocate of having a smaller, but better-made and better-fitting, wardrobe over one that’s overflowing and filled with cheap, low-quality clothing that’ll last a couple of wears. If you’re wearing pieces day-in day-out, make sure they’re flattering and of good quality. Having a smaller wardrobe makes moving in and out easier, too, and you’ll spend less time staring at all your clothes trying to mentally piece together something cute. 

Expensive =/= good quality: along the same lines, just because something is pricy doesn’t automatically make it of good quality. You can get really good basics at affordable shops. Feel the material (and make sure it’s relatively opaque), make sure the stitching is solid, and that it doesn’t have pulls or piling or holes. I like New Look and ASOS for simple pieces. 

Make an effort: it sounds silly, but lecturers and tutors do appreciate it when you don’t turn up looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed. Looking presentable makes them feel like you want to be there, which can make them a) like you more and b) more inclined to want to help you out if you need it. It isn’t that hard to put a pair of jeans and a blouse on instead of throwing a pair of joggers on under the T-shirt with ramen stains on that you slept in the night before, is it?

That’s pretty much it. University is a place to explore your own personal style, and you’ll see a massive variety in how people dress. Express yourself, learn what you like on, and don’t feel under pressure to dress a certain way! Style is definitely a creative outlet, so if you want to - use it and enjoy yourself!!

6 College Textbook Tips! to Save You Money

College Textbook Tips 

by slutgarden.tumblr.com

1. Never buy your textbooks. Technically, this is true like 9/10 times. It would be more correct to say “never buy your textbooks at the campus bookstore.” Some books you may need for sequential classes, like A&P 1 and 2, for example. In that case, Amazon is a great place if you need to buy them (renting, too!). Prime shipping ($50 for college students) means you can get them, usually, in 2 days. Chegg is another place you can check out, but I’ve always found the prices to be cheapest on Amazon. You can also try BookFinder, TextSurf, or BigWords for comparisons on good deals.

2. Always go for the penultimate edition, when possible. Grab the 6th instead of the 7th. Cheaper, usually the same material. Sometimes, they’ll move things around or add in pictures. Maybe they clarified a few sentences. Generally, they don’t change and the textbooks companies are looking to get more money. You can also look up lists of what has changed between the editions with some creative Googling. Always ask your professor or instructor if the older edition is OK. Never hurts to be sorry! I would also advise getting a used copy whenever possible. 

3. Grab the e-book when you can. 99% of the time these are cheaper, and you don’t have to carry a huge textbook, or multiple textbooks, to class! Slap them into your laptop, Kindle, iPad, tablet, or even your phone. Whatever you’ve got. I recommend Amazon again. Ask your professor about their technology policy and if e-books are OK. Most of the time, yes. I don’t think I have had any professors tell me they would not allow e-books. 

4. If you have to buy, see if a classmate or friend will go 50/50 with you, or let you borrow their old copy. Friend (you have one or two, right?!) took the class last semester? Did they buy their book? Ask if you can “rent” or buy it from them! Maybe someone else in the class is having trouble paying for their books, too. Offer to pay for half the book and work out a schedule for when you both can use it. Or, if it comes with online access, one person can take the e-book and one person can take the physical book. 

5. If you absolutely must buy a book by yourself, sell it as soon as you can. Textbook editions change from year to year (because the companies suck! and everyone wants your money). Think of it as a hot potato as soon as you’re finished with it. If the bookstore won’t buy it back - which happens when they have too many or it’s an old edition - try posting a flyer, dropping by old professors’ offices or classes, and even asking if they’ll see if any of their students are looking to buy the textbook at a reduced rate. Try Craigslist (be careful) or even Facebook groups for your area/school.

6. Finally, “magic!" I call this "magic.” Although I will not give you the exact means on where to find pirated books (because I don’t know where they are, and I don’t do that at all…of course not! ;) .) there are resources out there. This is the cheapest option, obviously. Sometimes there are problems, or so I’ve heard…“.PDFs suck, or there are no seeders. Or maybe an e-book just doesn’t exist (check Amazon if you’re looking to see if there is an e-book - they will most likely have it)." 

Additionally: for the love of god, please wait until you have your first class before you go and rent/buy a textbook. Sometimes you won’t even need it, and, although the professor can’t or really shouldn’t tell you that (money-grubbing colleges don’t particularly like that, as I’m sure you can tell), they may hint to it. If they don’t explicitly state you need the textbook, you may be fine without it. Never hesitate to reach out to them if you are having financial trouble (unless they are total assholes!). They may have a solution or could let you borrow a book. 

To give you an example of what these tips have done, I spent about $500 my first semester of college buying my books. For 4 classes. Never again. This semester, I paid a whopping $58 for a book that was not in e-book form. I could have gotten the 8th edition for cheaper, but "all the page numbers were different,” according to my professor. I figured I could spare the expense. ;)

By the way, I just sold back 2 of those books I bought - 1 from the first semester and 1 from another time when I had to get the book, for about $60 bucks on Amazon. At least I made something from it. If you have any textbooks sitting around your house, and they’re not too old, you may be able to sell them back to Amazon, provided they’re in good condition. 

Summary: never buy, always rent. E-books, e-books, e-books. Penultimate editions. Amazon.

Fanfic Prompts Masterpost

Mainly for me cause I’m always browsing my blog to find them back. Hope you enjoy too.

Oh God I’m So Sorry AU Prompts - wintergrey - post

  • we were playing a pickup game of basketball and I elbowed you in the face and that’s a lot of blood I’m so sorry
  • I was in a hurry and I ran into you outside the coffee shop while you were carrying two lattes and it turns out they were both for you except that now you’re wearing them I’m so sorry
  • this is my first job waiting tables and wow these plates are heavy but I’m doing my best which apparently isn’t enough to defy gravity I’m so sorry
  • I love hockey, I am Ruler of the Rink and apparently I don’t know my own strength because I just crushed you into the boards I’m so sorry
  • running is supposed to be good for your health except I seem to have sprained my ankle and I took you out with me I’m so sorry
  • I was in the middle of a sick skateboard trick when you walked into my path and I couldn’t stop in time I’m so sorry
  • being a bike courier is great for my legs and it makes me good money and I meet hot people by running them over I’m so sorry
  • these super powers are so awesome it’s so exciting but I have zero control over them and I’m so sorry
  • you look a lot like my good friend so I ran up behind you and grabbed your ass with both hands in front of everyone I’m so sorry
  • I was hired to walk up to you and kiss you in public for the paparazzi and I only did it because I’m broke but you are a good guy and a good kisser I’m so sorry
  • I am the worst at parallel parking I mean I am so sorry about your fender I really hope one of us has insurance I’m so sorry
  • formal events are not my thing these shoes are new and this is a very long staircase at least you were at the bottom to break my fall I’m so sorry

Some AUs - peggyicarter - post

  • ‘you’re a celebrity incognito trying to hide from paparazzi and you’re sitting right next to me and i’m the only one that recognizes you’ au
  • ‘someone starts a rumor that we’re dating so let’s turn the tables’ au
  • ‘you made an obscure literary reference and i’m the only on that got it’ au
  • ‘we were both late to class and walked into each other in the hall and oh god do you have a concussion? i’m so sorry’ au
  • ‘oh my god you’re my ex’s other ex’ au
  • ‘we’re both actors and keep showing up for the same auditions’ au
  • ‘i keep overhearing you make fun of me so i finally try to stand up for myself and it actually had nothing to do with me at all i’m sorry i never meant for this to happen’ au
  • ‘we’re both teachers and all our students ship us’ au
  • ‘i kissed the wrong person on news years’ au
  • ‘i’m yelling to my friend about how attractive this celebrity is and then plot twist you’re the celebrity and in front of me wtf’ au
  • ‘the only two people in the movie theater’ au
  • ‘we showed up at a party wearing the same exact outfit. this is awkward.’ au

Cliche fanfic trope - teenagefrankzhang - post

  • Spin the bottle
  • truth or dare
  • TWISTER
  • friends locking them in a closet together
  • lab partners
  • one tutoring the other
  • nerd and jock
  • rival sports teams
  • blind date
  • stuck in detention
  • arguing but secretly being kind of turned on by it
  • P R E T E N D I N G  T O  B E  D A T I N G

AUs Ideas - doctordirectioner5 - post

  • ‘we work on the same floor and you always break the printer’ AU
  • ‘I went to the shelter to buy a cat but you want the same cat’ AU
  • ‘we are in the same cooking class and one time you forget to put the top on the blender’ AU
  • ‘I always sing along to the song you are playing on the piano in the apartment below’ AU
  • ‘we are on the same bus and you always read my favorite book’ AU
  • ‘In my art class you are a model that the class has to draw/paint/sketch’AU
  • ‘I was walking down the street and saw you doing something very suspicious so i followed you’ AU
  • ‘We are apartment neighbors and you snore really REALLY loud’ AU
  • ‘I was dancing in my room just to realize my window was open and you live next door’ AU
  • ‘We are in the same bird watching group’ AU
  • ‘I go to a medieval festival and you are one of the knights there’ AU
  • ‘My water bottle wouldn’t open so I threw it and it hit you’ AU
  • ‘I got to comic con and you are dressed as the character that many people ship with the character I am dressed up as’ AU
  • ‘ I was walking down the sidewalk and you fell out of a tree just as I walked by’ AU

AUs for when your OTP are both assholes - jonahryan - post

  • You drive a massive SUV and steal my parking spot all the time and I was just heading out to leave a strongly worded note under your windshield wiper but oh no you’re hot AU
  • I’m a barista and you’re the obnoxious customer who comes through and orders a venti macchiato while talking on the phone the whole time so I misspell your name in increasingly creative ways every day AU
  • I’m a busy businessperson and my barista keeps misspelling my name in increasingly disrespectful ways, honestly, who does this person think they are AU
  • We were both playing wingman for our friends who have now decided to go home together, and after five minutes of conversation we fucking hate each other, let’s bang it out AU
  • I saw you trying to hit the “door close” button in the elevator but I made it in and then I pushed every single button to make you later for work, but now we’re stuck in this fucking elevator as it stops at every single floor and I don’t know what to say other than “you started it” AU
  • I asked for your help getting a book off the top shelf and and you laughed at my taste and called me a nerd so I shoved you into a table of nonfiction best-sellers and that’s how we both got banned from the quirky community bookstore AU
  • I take my grades very seriously and you’re the lazy asshole who asks a ton of off-topic questions to distract the professor and I might be a foot shorter than you but I swear to god I’ll fight you AU
  • You tried to barge into a private conversation so I said something devastatingly witty and dismissive but you came back with something even meaner and more clever AU
  • Shouting match over the last Thanksgiving turkey at the grocery store AU

AUs age appropriate - haydenbyerly - post

  • We’re in a project together at school so we exchanged numbers but you accidentally butt dialed me and I found out that you kinda sorta like me a little bit au
  • You fell asleep in class and I covered for you even though we’ve never talked au
  • We take the same bus to school and there weren’t any more seats so you had to sit by me au
  • You moved after elementary school but came back for hs and we picked up right where we left off au
  • We follow each other on tumblr and decided to meet and it is actually the kid from my school that I always thought was a jerk au
  • I heard you talking shit about my fav so naturally I came to yell at you but found out you weren’t talking about the same show and you actually love the same character I love au
  • You laughed at my joke/pun in class when everyone else groaned and now you wanna hear more au
  • My parents told me to get a tutor in math so asked you for help bc I know you’re smart but the only thing I’ve learned so far is that you are cute au
  • You didn’t even know me but you saw I was sad and tried to cheer me up au
  • I noticed you looking at my test answers and I pushed my paper closer to you so you could get a better look au
  • We used to be friends in elementary school but we grew apart and now we’re in high school math together and you said one of our inside jokes out loud au
  • You’re a trouble maker so the teacher thought that changing seats so little perfect me was sitting next to you was a good idea but now we both get in trouble au
  • Meet in detention au
  • You saw me drop a lot of papers in the hall and were the only one who helped me pick them up au
  • We were both late to class and you asked me if I wanted to skip with you and I said okay au
  • We have a class set of books and when I opened mine I saw what you wrote and I wrote back so we’re kinda pen pals au
  • We don’t have any classes together but we smile and wave at each other in the halls au
  • You said something in class that made me realize you have the same secret obsession with (Zac Efron) as I do au
  • I saw your dog and ran to pet it w/o noticing who the owner was but now I see you and wow au
  • I created a hot sim in The Sims 4 and it looks EXACTLY like you au
  • I was reading fanfic on the school computer and you saw and realized it was yours au

Bad at dating - notallbees - post

  • I can’t tell whether this is a date because you asked to see a movie but I’m still not sure you’re queer, and I’m toeing the line because maybe you’re just trying to make friends
  • One of us thinks this is a date but the other thinks it’s an informal job interview
  • I decided to flip a coin about every decision in my life for a week and that’s how we ended up on a date
  • We’re both meant to be going on blind dates with other people but we sat down at the wrong table and got our hopes up
  • We took each other’s underwear from the laundromat by mistake
  • I got drunk and sent a sexy naked pic to my ex but I sent it to you instead by mistake
  • We had one really bad date and never spoke again and now our friends have set us up on a blind date
  • I’m calling to cancel our date because I’m actually in the ER right now, sorry. …I mean, sure, I guess you can come down here, but… okay…
  • We had sex at the office party but we’re both workaholics so we don’t normally date
  • We’re going on a blind date - but wait a moment, aren’t you that went down on me in a back alley behind a club year ago? … what do you mean “which one”?
  • You bought me at a charity auction and you’re probably a serial killer
  • You’re my waiter and I’m on a really crappy date with an asshole
  • Your appointment with a sexual therapist was right after mine and we got talking in the waiting room
  • We’re on a blind date, but wait a moment… aren’t you that guy who gave me a hand job at a Renaissance Faire a year ago?… what do you MEAN “WHICH ONE”?
  • We both picked the same power ballad at karaoke so we sang a duet
  • We’re both trying to take advantage of the unlimited appetizers deal on separate dates at TGI Fridays and I got the mozzarella sticks and I’m on my sixth plate and I want to die, can I PLEASE swap you for some of your wings?

AU - ironinkpen - post

  • “You’re a celebrity and I’m a paparazzo, sorry friend I have to take pictures of you to pay my rent next month” AU
  • “You’re a store clerk and oh shit I just spotted my ex please let me hide behind your desk-thing” AU
  • “I don’t know you but I need some place to stay for the night, my roommate’s getting some” AU
  • “I’m helping my niece’s girl scout troop sell cookies and hell no, fuck off soccer coach, we were here first” AU
  • "This has been a very bad week and you just grabbed the last box of my favorite comfort food at the supermarket” AU
  • “You’ve locked yourself outside of your apartment and there’s a storm rolling in and I pity you so I’ll let you into mine” AU
  • “We’re neighbors who don’t really talk but your cat might have gotten my cat pregnant?? We must raise this little kitty family together” AU
  • “A toddler broke your nose and I may or may not have snapped my thumb during a very intense game of Mario Kart and now we’re both sitting next to each other in the hospital waiting room” AU

If anyone wants something remove or added just message me. 

Also 

SMH BAND AU

This is because of the Dad Rock with Jack and Dex thing, I’m out of control someone stop me.

OH MY GOD THIS GOT SO LONG WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE

  • “Bad Bob” Zimmermann was the king of rock ‘n’ roll back in the 80′s, like Sprinsteen levels of cool. He was like the most famous Canadian ever. 
  • His son Jack rocketed to stardom in his teens, starring in a pop duo with Kenny Parson. As most kids who grow up famous do, they both got involved in the party life style - and Jack ended up in trouble. Kent went on to have a solo career while Jack went into rehab. The whole thing was plastered all over the tabloids. 
  • Post rehab - Jack’s dad & record label find this group of ~delinquents~ that are need some kind of star power to get them on the billboard charts. They’re a good group of kids actually - hearts of gold - they’re just kind of… strange. But this is the music business and they’re an indie/punk (weird - says bad bob) band, so strange is good. The fans dig it.
  • “Shitty” Knight is the drummer, obviously, generally half to fully naked and always yelling about heteronormativity and the gender binary and other things that tend to get lost under the crash of his drum set. His energy is magnetic though, and Jack finds himself in the possession of a new best friend without really even trying. It’s okay… once he gets over the nakedness and the mustache.
  • Justin “Ransom” Oluransi - guitar prodigy, and Adam “Holster” Birkholtz - best electric bass player in the business, are an inseparable team and a force of nature on stage. Jack has no idea what their nicknames mean, but he’s not about to question it. 
    • Holster can play pretty much anything you put in front of him, so sometimes he plays the key board (and Jack’ll play bass). He can also play the violin, the dobro, the piano, the clarinet and the recorder. obviously.
    • Ransom is actual FIRE on the electric guitar, it’s amazing, but he never got past the whole playing the intro to Smoke on the Water thing… Holster almost threw his guitar out the window one day. It was bad.
  • Jack joins as the lead singer, though he always has a guitar in his hands. He prefers the acoustic guitar actually, but he’s always played electric on stage. In this new band, he’s secondary to Ransom, and plays rhythm.
  • The name of the band is something like H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS. or something. Like, with actual hockey sticks in the logo, ya dig? idk, i’m not creative. 
  • So they start recording some songs and with Jack’s influence they get some more attention and soon they’re getting a fan base (hello, look at all these cute boys it’d be MADNESS. the cheekbones alone jfc) and a few plays on the radio. They do some small local shows, open for a few bigger bands. 
  • They hire Larissa Duan as a manager after six months and one memorable night where the entire band almost missed a performance because they thought it was the next day. Shitty dubs her Lardo within five minutes of meeting her, and for some reason she stays, even after watching R&H go from arguing about a TV show to wrestling on the floor in about two minutes flat. She’s seems unaffected and down to earth and Jack loves her with every fiber of his grumpy heart. 

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Shopping With Astro

Requested(ish) by @astrofantastic <333 

MJ

Originally posted by daddy-mj

  • super interested in everything you say
  • hooked on your words 
  • carries all of the clothes you pick out for yourself until you realize you don’t have a cart
  • he slips in some clothes he thinks you’d look good in
  • begs you to hit the coffee shop in the mall bc he “needs his sugar, shopping with you is e x h a u s t i n g”
  • drinks half of your coffee as well as his 
  • tries to scare you by buying fake spiders and stuff for a future prank but you see them in the cart and the prank is ruined 
  • “wtf do you need fake spiders for??”
  • “whaT FAkE SPiDERS YOU SAw nOTHiNg”
  • him taking a bunch of pictures of you while you sit across from him in the food court
  • at least thats what you think
  • most of them ARE pictures of you but almost half are really hilarious selfies
  • you send some of them to your phone bc blackmail
  • he tries to get you to watch a movie but youre like “MJ i came here to buy stuff” 
  • “movie tickets are stuff”
  • “are they wearable myungjun”
  • “well if you get creative…”
  • “…no”
  • poses in front of the mirrors in stores
  • whines and complaints when you ask him to try on clothes but he always buys all of them
  • leaving the mall with bags upon bags of new clothes and a still whiny MJ 
  • (who promises to stop annoying you if you cuddle with him at home)
  • smiles on both of your faces because hell
  • you each got to spend a day with your favorite person in the world
  • and at the mall, no less

JinJin

Originally posted by woojei

  • moving in with Jinwoo is great and all but the boy owns like no kitchen utensils
  • how hes lived without you you dont know
  • “takeout” he says
  • “you have an 8 pack thats impossible” you reply
  • he winks in response and you sigh because nobody’s questions have been answered but you’re moving in with your boyfriend so it’s ok
  • living mystery, Park Jinwoo is
  • so after you call your half of the bed and get your stuff set up the two of you run to the nearest 24 hour store
  • its like midnight but you havent had dinner and he has no veggies at home and like no cutting board??? hes also out of bread smh
  • jinwoo wtf the fuck
  • you guys decide to get food and actual utensils and pots and pans so the two of you can l i v e and not just become one with fast food wrappers
  • jinwoo gets everything really quickly but like half of it isnt what you asked for
  • “jinjin this is a purse not a plunger those dont even sound the same”
  • “im tired ok sorry”
  • “just… babe just let me do it”
  • he buys so much candy and you just how often does he work out to get those abs jfc
  • it takes both of you about an hour to get everything and the buy groceries too
  • you actually
  • end up 
  • getting
  • takeout
  • on the way back instead of making dinner because youre so tired
  • but as you lie down on top of jinwoo on the couch watching romcoms at 2 am eating mediocre takeout
  • you cant help but think that life together has gotten of to a pretty good start

Eunwoo

Originally posted by aseutro

  • he has an organized list of everything you need to buy done by saturday for every week
  • sunday is shopping day
  • you guys literally have an attack plan for grocery shopping and furniture shopping and every kind of shopping
  • except for clothes shopping dongmin cant predict what clothes you’ll like or he’ll like so its kind of “play it by ear” there
  • you love clothes shopping
  • especially with your model boyfriend
  • who also happens to have an eye for design so when it comes to clothes shopping you have a good deal going on
  • “jagi try this on”
  • “jagi this shirt matches you very well”
  • “jagi you should buy those jeans”
  • “dongmin i havent even tried them on”
  • “b u y  t h e m”
  • he would lose you easily in stores bc hes like 10 feet tall so if you guys are at all outdoor market that has a mega crowd he always lets you get a piggy back ride on him
  • the boy probably makes lists in his sleep though as mentioned earlier
  • dongmin: *carries notepad in back pocket just in case a list is needed*
  • he knows everything you need to buy and the quantity
  • takes pictures of you whenever you get out of dressing rooms
  • sends those pictures to his best friends
  • he likes making people jealous ok and you look great in skinny jeans
  • the two of you always end up looking for giant oversized couple hoodies or sweaters
  • on special occasions when you go to the mall he ends up buying you a nice shirt or a ring or something else
  • otherwise he sticks to his lists
  • you always get what you need and live comfortable lives with no toilet paper shortages though so
  • you cant really complain
  • and you dont really want to

Moonbin

Originally posted by goodnitekitten

  • every time you guys pass the animal shelter on your way to the grocery store he asks you
  • no
  • begs you
  • to get a kitten or a puppy
  • its getting ridiculous honestly
  • so one day when you can’t take his pouty face anymore you tell him that if he helps you find all of the groceries you can both have a look inside the shelter
  • he has never been so excited to hunt for asparagus and buy carrots
  • hes not even a fan of carrots but hes oddly happy to see them
  • after the two of you get your groceries in record speed he drives quicker than he ever has (at a reasonable speed, however) to the shelter
  • considering his earlier speed
  • its pretty funny when he takes about twenty minutes with each animal
  • you dont notice until later though since youre just as absorbed as he is
  • there are puppies and kittens and big dogs and laid back cats and the two of you are in pet heaven
  • “look at heR TOES”
  • “OMFG THEYRE LIKE BEANS”
  • “IKR”
  • “wait we forgot to get beans at the store dammit”
  • you take like 7000 pictures of bin posing with sleepy puppies or annoyed cats
  • theres a lizard or two in there somewhere too actually
  • you stay until closing
  • and right when youre about to leave petless Bin stops you with one puppydog level pout and youre like
  • “uGH FiNE” but inside you really want a dog so
  • Bin goes and finds the dog the two of you liked the best, a beautiful labrador retriever puppy names Didi
  • yall adopt it
  • youre a parent now
  • have fun <333
  • now you’ve got two lil cuties living with you

Rocky

Originally posted by meowbin

  • has no idea whats going on wtf is an oven mitt
  • eventually he gets tired of going practical shopping and starts putting random crap into the cart when you’re not looking and making it a game
  • seeing how much he can put in before you realize
  • “minhyuk wtf are you gonna do with pads”
  • “theSE ARE PADs???!!!!! i thouGHT THEY WERE BANDAiDs”
  • “i fuckign swe ar”
  • begs you to get candy or something else he wants but you resist because somebodys gotta be the adult
  • not you ofc youre weak to your boyfriend
  • its eunwoo
  • you have to call him up on your phone and make him give minhyuk a list of reasons why, no, he doesnt need every marvel action figure ever
  • he puts in random vegetables too like 
  • “minhyuk we have tomatoes at home”
  • “yeah but you looked like you were in dire need of more tomatoes”
  • hes a regular hoot shopping -.-
  • super clingy just youre reading the labels on something and he drapes himself over your back and hugs you tight
  • especially when clothes shopping which sometimes interests him he’ll be all over ya just arms wrapped around your waist, chin on your head, stuff like that
  • he picks out the clothes he thinks you’d look good in and vice versa
  • your wardrobe is like 90% black, grey, and red for this reason
  • somehow a pro at couponing even though he cant shop for shit
  • “do you need coupons for the dollar store bc babe i have like 70″
  • “the dollar store has coupons??”
  • he puts the groceries away though since you have no idea where anything goes in the kitchen
  • its because hes the chef in your house
  • thats not bad though because you end every day with a home cooked meal from your amazing boyfriend, park minhyuk
  • all in all not a bad deal at all

Sanha

Originally posted by internationalkpopcraze

  • do it for the school dance
  • i aint gonna do it
  • the two of you want to match and all for your last formal of the year so you go out together to go shopping
  • yall have to hit like seven stores before getting to a good one
  • because your boyfriend is too tall for the tuxes
  • in all of the previous stores
  • How To Deal With Tall People: A Guide by You
  • eventually though you do get to a store which supplies giants and those with unnatural growth spurts
  • he wants a yellow tux
  • it takes a lot of coaxing and promises of cuddles to get him to try other colors
  • colors that DONT remind you of minions
  • ((blue is out too))
  • he gives up because he has no idea what he wants so he lets you go and buy a dress first
  • the two of you momentarily forget how indecisive you can be
  • so it comes as a surprise when you realize at the dress store that there are too many nice dresses and too little time and little to no money
  • in the end Sanha realizes that the two of you standing in the middle of the store with your mouths open isnt gonna do anything
  • he asks you for your dress size and then rushes off to find dresses he likes
  • coming back ten minutes later with like seven 
  • you sigh and try them all on and surprisingly
  • your favorite dress
  • is yellow
  • it takes you a few minutes in the dressing room to collect yourself because you’ve realize you’re going to go to the prom looking like a minion couple
  • when you come out in it Sanha’s jaw hits the floor
  • you buy it quickly and go back to the tux place and to your surprise
  • your boyfriend buys a gorgeous black tux with a yellow handkerchief to match you
  • instead of the yellow tux
  • he looks absolutely adorable and very attractive in it 
  • you’re looking forward to the formal
wanna chat? pt. 13

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so it’s been rough. for…everyone. i’m here to provide some laughs or at least….a half smile? maybe? anyway i’m here if anyone would like to talk 

also @sunlitshowers​ and i have a fun time talking. it’s always a lot of fun 

(asshole = alya
niNO = nino
coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino = adrien
dancing queen = marinette)

enjoy~


19:04

asshole: please try this religion

niNO: no

asshole: try ittttt

niNO: no quieter this time

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino: Hi China

asshole: hey dipshit

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino: :(

coffee marshmallow mème frappuccino has changed their name to dipshit

dancing queen: Ok what the actual fuck did I come back to

niNO: japan

asshole: ayyyyy shes back and shes ♪BEAUTIFUL♪!

dancing queen: ?????

dipshit: We watched the history of Japan

dancing queen: When did this happen

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anonymous asked:

How do you publish independently?

How do you publish independently?

Publishing independently means that you take care of the process yourself, either directly or through hiring professionals. It is different from self-publishing (though really it’s just semantics) in that self-publishing is viewed often as an amateur type of approach, where the quality of the book is not comparable to that of mainstream, traditionally published books.

Below are the steps of indie publishing:

-Editing

-Proofing

-Cover design

-Publishing (either e-book, paperback, or audio. I did all three!)

-Disributing

-Marketing and advertising

Indie-publishing is such an ordeal that I am writing a whole how-to guide that  that I will give away (as an e-book) for free. If you are interested subscribe to my website at www.gaiabamman.com; it should be ready sometime in the summer ^_^ 

Originally posted by lisavertudaches

Meanwhile, feel free to browse my blog. All my posts are there from drafting to copyrights! Below I added a previous post that might help you :)

What are your publishing options?

  • Traditional publishing through a company (typically via a literary agent)
  • Indie publishing can refer to either publishing through a small independent company, or publishing on your own, through founding your own independent company
  • Self-publishing typically refer to authors printing their own work without the skills or resources to do so.  If a “self-published” book looks professional, is well written and edited, it is considered indie
  • Vanity presses will take your money to “self-publish”, meaning your book will still look home made and you will be a few thousand dollars poorer

How do I get a publisher?

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

In order to get a publisher, you need to find an agent.

A few publishers will consider writers with no agents, but the typical submission route sees an agent pitching your work to publishers

Who are agents?

Agents are experts in the book business. They consider hundreds of books a day, choose a few promising clients a year and try to pitch their work to publishers. If you did get an agent you found your best bookish friend!

Originally posted by disneylandwheredreamscometrue

Agents are experts who believe in your book. Treat them fairly and don’t expect them to be your biatch.

Their job is pitching to publishers, not advertise your book nor edit nor listen to you whine. Know what to expect.

What do agents do?

They select authors as clients and try to get them good deals with publishers. They are paid when the writer is paid. Never give money to anyone to read your work! A serious agent would never ask for money.

What don’t agents do? They don’t advertise your book, they don’t edit

How do I get an agent?

To get an agent you have to write a query letter (see my old post on how to do that). In fact, on average, you have to write about 100 queries to find an agent and that is only if your book is prime stuff. An alternative is to take part in “pitching competitions” like PitMad on twitter or attending a writers’ pitch conference.

How do I select which agent is right for me?

Don’t flood all the literary agents of the world at once. Choose two or three who published books you liked and are similar to yours. If you can’t think of any you should probably be spending more time reading before you consider publishing. Check AgentQuery to find agents open to submissions in your genre. Do some research on them, make sure they are a good fit and be ready for rejection.

How do I deal with rejection?

Originally posted by gurl

Dismiss it. It’s part of the job and good for big egos. Finding an agent is like finding a soulmate, all you need is one. BUT, if after ten queries nobody asked for a partial of your manuscript, you might want to ask yourself if there is something wrong with your query or  if you’re pitching for the wrong genres.

Why go traditional?

Publishers and agents have a ton of experience.They will guarantee that your book is the best it can be. Also they can offer you the best distribution at no cost (out of pocket at least). There will be (almost) no typos, the cover and format will be impeccable, they will distribute your book in bookstores countrywide and it will have the best title ever. So, if you have the time and will to pursue this route, go for it!

What are the disadvantages of a publisher?

Spending a year writing query letters and being rejected. Spending another year to find a publisher and close to another year to see the book in stores. Losing some of the creative freedom (they’ll decide your cover, title, illustrations, although of course you do have a saying in it!). Losing part of your royalties (which are already quite low) to pay the agent and the publisher.

A typical publishing deal gives the author 15% of the royalties (NOT 15% of the retail cost!)

For example…your book sells for $15. Printing and other costs are $6. Book stores get a 55% discount (they need to make money too!). Bookstores get it for $6.75. If printing costs $5, per book you make 15% ($6.75-$5)= 26 cents

What are the advantages of independent publishing?

Your revenue per book will be much higher! Yes, amazon takes a cut, but you still make much more then 15% per book. You have complete freedom over your book. Your book can be published in a jiffy. With print on demand you don’t have to prepay paper copies on your books.

What are the disadvantages of independent publishing?

You have to learn A LOT and do even more. You are responsible for your book to be the best it can be, that’s hard without experience! But it’s doable, and once you learn you can help others :) I’ll be honest with you, most of the self published books out there are terrible. Still some of my favorites authors are self (independently) published. Do your research, be thorough, be professional!

Originally posted by vuivenchy

So, traditional or independent publishing?

The hard facts:It takes on average about a year to find an agent. Only 5% of authors with an agent get a book deal. A pretty good book deal is a $1,000 advance and 15% on every book sold after that. First time authors, on average, sell 400 books and will have to pay back the publisher for unsold books over their advance, let’s say return $200 of the original grand. Wanna cry? Go right ahead.

Also, publishers, typically, have one or two huge book releases per year. They will not put all their advertising money on little unknown you, they will invest it where they have a safer return, let’s say…Stephen King.

My advice

Never conform your writing to the industry, write about what’s important to you and…

Originally posted by crowloop

Indie-publish your first few books. Learn the trade. If you are selling a decent number of books (more than 400 per title) within a short time that will be a great card to play to seduce an agent.

Regardless of the route you choose, publishing it’s going to be a ton of work (if you actually want to sell some books). Roll up your sleeves and happy publishing ^_^

GBA

Who am I to give you advice?

I think that honesty and humor are the best spices of life. Add a bit of sass, some Italian flavor and you got me; the author of the Italian Saga (#TIS): an irreverent indie series taking place in Italy and speaking of love, pain, and happiness with a healthy dose of humor <3

You can check out my books pretty much anywhere including Amazon andSmashwords,  Apple, Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Scribd, Oyster,Kobo, Yuzu, Blio and Inktera  OverDrive , Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Gardners (Askews & Holts and Browns Books for Students), and Odilo (2,100 public libraries in North America, South America and Europe). You can also order them at any library or bookstore (bring author name “Gaia B Amman” in case they are not available) and you can get the audiobooks with an Italian accent on Audible!

GBA

Writing For an Audience

“Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing–soften their roughest edges–to accommodate themselves toward a group response.”
-Mary Oliver

Last night, this quote from Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Lannan Literary Award (and many, many others) winning American poet Mary Oliver posted, and there’s a reason for it, writers. What she’s talking about here is something many writers have despaired over: The feeling that perhaps our individual writing style isn’t going to go over well. We wonder if we ought to adapt how we write or what we write about to better reach the world at large.

Style - We’re taught in higher education creative writing classes that we, as writers, should develop our own style. We’re told, “From a collection of excerpts, a reader should be able to pick your section out and definitively say, ‘This is so-and-so.’” In fact, I was once asked to do just that, matching up on an exam quotes from certain authors’ works we’d read throughout the semester with what book and author they belonged to. Things like identifying Dickens and Hemingway, Dostoevsky and Pushkin, Austin, Twain, and Faulkner. Things like themes, character archetypes, syntax style, and voice were all things used to try to determine where a quote came from, and that’s exactly what we are encouraged to develop. An identifying way of writing. I’m particularly known for giving an action to an inanimate object when the more natural is to give the action to the person in the room (i.e., the table tripped him, not he tripped on the table). This style we develop over decades of reading and writing and speaking and experimenting isn’t something that’s easy to quantify. There’s no easy way to say whether people will like it. E. E. Cummings is the best known for his experimental poetry style which has since been dubbed an early form of shitposting. He wasn’t always well-received upon publication, and we fear that can happen to us if our style is too absurd.

Theme/Topic - Many of the dystopian stories that emerged on the market directly following the wild success of The Hunger Games series were accused of “riding the wave.” Fantasy also gained ground after the Harry Potter books, with those being touted as “band wagoners.” We’re discouraged from following a popular trend for too long. But what happens when what we love to write, what we’re passionate about, and what we want to read are considered cop-outs and band-wagons to hop on? We fear we’ll be dismissed and looked down upon.

Publication - The publishing industry, and to a particularly large extent the academic community, places a much higher value on works of literary fiction, that is, contemporary fiction which occurs in a venue mostly inside a character’s head. These literary fictions tend to feel as though “nothing happened,” and aren’t particularly popular outside of the academic community, but if your passion is writing and you’re in a collegiate setting, you will absolutely feel the pressure to write anything but genre fiction. But what if that’s what you love?

Mary Oliver hits it on the head. We have a tendency to try to curb ourselves to what we think other people want to see and hear and read. This is especially common in the midst of National Novel Writing Month as we’re frantically trying to push out a story and thinking, “This is hilarious, but also ridiculous, and who the heckies would ever want to read this.” My ML recently said, “I do this–write a book, I mean–every year, and my whole family asks me when they’ll get to see it. I just sit on my computer, like, ‘No, never. You will never, ever see these.’” We do that because we’re afraid of what they’ll say about it, how their view of us will change. I’m just as guilty, often concerned that my style of prose will throw people off and they’ll never give the world a try. We mold ourselves to fit the market, the public, and our conceptions of what’s expected of a story of the kind we’re writing.

Stop that.

Stop writing for others.

Write for yourself.

Write the story you want to read.

Write how you like it. Write what compels you. Write about who and what you’re interested in. Write for you and no one else. You’re going to be just fine. Everything is going to work out. Don’t tailor yourself. Just write. Get to it!

My Highly (un) Scientific Analysis Into the Mind of Lucas Friar

…or “Look, Mom & Dad, what I do with the science degree you paid for!”

Alright, so lets look at the facts as we know them.

First off, The Players:

Originally posted by huckleberryharts

Lucas Friar:

  • Values friendship.
  • Respects but disagrees with his father.
  • Loves his Mom.
  • Has a temper and anger issues he’s working on.
  • Likes to be well thought off by his classmates.
  • wasn’t a model student back in Texas.
  • Is the athlete-scholar in his new school.
  • Was held back a year due to discipline problems (most likely)
  • Wanted to Start over in New York, but still stays in touch with friends in Texas (or did through most of season 1).

Originally posted by xsabrinacarpenterx

Maya Hart:

  • Broken family.
  • Mom’s a bit cooky.
  • Sees the Mathews as her family.
  •  Would do anything for Riley (and Farkle)
  • Rebellious streak
  • Artist.
  • Smart but doesn’t do well at school.
  • Voted class Criminal.

Originally posted by rowanblanchardfans

Riley Mathews

  • Loyal and loving.
  • Naive as a result of such a good heart.
  • Loves Maya
  • Likes Lucas
  • Cares what others think of her, sometimes too much.
  • A bit insecure.
  • Good at school.
  • All around good girl.
  • Classmates respect her.


My Theory: 

Lucas keeps doing the head over heart thing with Maya and Riley. His head tells him Riley is the perfect girl for him because she’s a complete ray of sunshine and he knows he got some darkness in him, even though he’s working on it. His heart (and subconscious) draw him to Maya though.

Basically: With Riley his actions are conscious, planed out. With Maya his actions are subconscious, by reflex, they just happen.  

Originally posted by raurarules

Proof:

1. I think he likes both as people. And he’s happy to be friends with both of them but:

a) He noticed Maya first in the subway. He smiled at Maya.

b) Maya went and talked to him and he smiled at her.

c) Maya pushed Riley into his lap, but he hadn’t really noticed her until that point.

d) When Maya sets off the fire alarm in the first episode, the convo Lucas has with Riley? He basically asks Riley why she’s not doing better by Maya.

e) Sloppy Joe!


2. He likes Riley, he says it often, but he’s always trying to get Maya’s attention.

a) Their game. He puts thought into it.

b) He lets Maya call him names and banters with her.

c) In Girl meets 1961, Lucas was only concerned about Maya knowing his grandpa was a country singer, he didn’t care what other thoughts.

d) “Isn’t this what you wanted Maya?”

Originally posted by lovedrunkcabello

3. He touches Maya often, with Riley is always awkward.

a) Maya owns Lucas’s desk.

b) He picks her up in Flaws, and she jumps on him.

c) Riley and Lucas feel so awkward holding hands.


4. With Riley, Lucas always tries so hard.

a) White Horse

b) Mr. Perfect Rep - which he feels he gotta keep up all the time.

c) “We are like a summer rain”

d) In Secret of LIfe, Riley basically tells him “Don’t tell me your secret, if it makes you different than the idea I got of you in my head.”

e) When he lists all the things she did for Riley (like the white horse and asking her dad’s permission to go on a date) he asks “Who does that?” Implying it didn’t’ come natural to him to do all those things, he did them because he felt she wanted them, not because it was his go to response.


5. But with Maya, Lucas just reacts… goes by instinct.

a) It all started in Maya’s mother. He knows that what Farkle is gonna say it’s going to hurt Maya and tries to stop him, he’s moving way before anyone reacts.

b) in Yearbook, he’s the only one who wants Maya back, even if his way of expressing himself wasn’t great.

c) He knows when Maya is going to mock him and just takes it.

d) Even though he was arguing with Billy in flaws, his hands still go to steady Maya automatically whens he jumps on his back.

Originally posted by girlmeetsworldfanblog

6. Though Lucas works great as a friend with Riley, as a couple they are bland.

a) Just go look at First Date


7. Maya and Lucas actually bring the best of each other, by letting the other blow off steam.

a) Maya wasn’t mad that Lucas called her short stack, and Lucas lets her call him whatever she wants.

b) Lucas stops Maya from fighting Farkle’s bully, and then she returns the favor.

c) Maya accepts Lucas’ temper, doesn’t want him to hide it (she kind of digs it)

d) in Rules, Lucas chose Mayaviille, because he gets bored when he’s too goody-goody, like Riley would like.

e) Maya treats him the same whether he’s being ‘bad’ or 'good’. His opinion of him doesn’t change.

f) RIley only likes Lucas when he’s Mr. Perfect Lucas.

Originally posted by lovingmylucaya

8. Lucas calls Riley “pretty” but calls Maya a “Beauty”

a) Again, he likes both but he sees Riley as something “safe” She’s pretty and nice and loyal and would do anything for her friends.

b) Maya keeps him on his toes. Keeps him in awe.

c) Riley can make him smile when she’s being silly.

d) Maya makes him smile when she walks into the room. She doesn’t even have to try, half the time she’s not even talking to him, and he’s smiling.

Originally posted by nonexistent173250

9. For what Zay says in Creativity, Lucas talks about Farkle and Maya the most. And the way Zay says it? “And the pretty brunette” makes it sound like an after thought, like Zay felt he had to say something about Riley.


In Conclusion: 

Lucas is either in a similar position to Riley - figuring out their bond is strong but more as good friends / Bro and sis than as bf/gf - or he’s kinda afraid to tell Maya what he feels because he figures she doesn’t feel that way since she has been pushing him to Riley all along.

Sadly, it’s also my theory that a) Maya doesn’t want to see her feelings for Lucas because she figures it would hurt Riley, especially if they are reciprocated and, b) that no one is going to pick her over Riley, since Maya is broke and Riley isn’t, and good things don’t usually happen to her (Maya).

safeandstiles  asked:

Teacher Derek fics? c:

a mixture of high school teacher derek and college professor derek, some are teacher/student, some are teacher/teacher, teacher/other

  • Triple Shot Pumpkin Spice Latte by coffeeinallcaps (E, 20k) ”For two years, Stiles had very much enjoyed his position as Guidance Counselor at his old college. The pay was all right, the students who came to see him were interesting, and his work was challenging and diverse. …Or so it used to be, before some guy named Professor Hale joined the staff.” AU in which guidance counselor Stiles has to deal with all the students crushing on the elusive and infuriating Professor Hale. 
  • Reach Out by weathervaanes (E, 20k) Stiles sees the flyer on his very last day at Beacon Hills High School. It’s hanging, unassuming, in the hall near the front entrance along with bulletins and other flyers, advertisements, posters for free student concerts, but the fact that the word “sex” is written in a font two times larger than the rest of the page catches his attention. It’s an advice hotline for a whole range of things, from teenage angst to how to deal with your parents telling you you’re adopted and a whole mess in the middle. Stiles thinks it’s funny, though, that they offer advice on sexuality and sex education. It makes sense on the one hand, since high school sex ed does jack shit for actual learning, but anyone who really wants to know stuff has an infinite source of knowledge right on their phone—the internet. So it starts off as a joke.
  • Flexible, Friendly and Adaptable by MsCee (M,16k) As a tour guide, Stiles liked to think that he embodied his company’s motto of being flexible, friendly, and adaptable. As a teacher chaperone, Derek Hale’s ethos seemed more along the lines of ‘inflexible, unfriendly, and rigid as hell’. Clearly, they were going to get along swimmingly. (Wherein Stiles is a tour guide to Derek Hale’s 8th grade class, and amidst the drama and chaos that is thirty teenagers on an overnight trip, falls in love with the grumpy teacher. Well, maybe not love, but he certainly entertains a solid number of fantasies about stroking Derek’s eyebrows. With his tongue. Is that creepy? Yeah, that is definitely creepy.) 
  • Hemingway Can Suck It by KuriKuri (T, 21k) “For those of you who just transferred into this class or simply decided that day one wasn’t important enough to attend, I’m Professor Hale. Welcome to English 346, The American Novel.” Stiles is pretty sure his mouth is hanging open right now and that his eyes are wide with shock, because holy fuck, he thinks he knows why his students transferred. Hell, if he was still an undergrad, he probably would have transferred, too. (Or: In which Stiles is a Biology professor and Derek thinks he’s a student.)

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anonymous asked:

Can you pleaseee do a rec list of hot teacher/student sterek AUs? I will love you forever!

Teacher!Stiles

  • Mr. Stilinski by alisvolatpropiis (E, 13k) But he’s never really forgotten Wade or those guys from college, definitely not Brayden, the motorcycle-driving musician who devastated him senior year. He hasn’t forgotten the way a fuck-it-all attitude draws him in like a moth to a flame, speaks to his own rebellious nature that has always manifested as abrasive sarcasm and clever manipulation of rules and half-truths. And even though he’s never really forgotten, he’d thought he’d gotten over the bad boy thing, had grown out of it. But then, in his last class on the first day at his new job teaching English at the high school he graduated from fifteen years ago, Derek Hale walks into his classroom and Stiles feels like he’s out in the parking lot back in 1995, nearly tripping over his own feet with stunned attraction, immediate and shockingly powerful. His lust is tinged with the familiar but long forgotten thrill needing to get closer to that mysterious cool, compounded infinitely now because this dangerous-looking bad boy is his student.
  • Intro To Art For NonMajors by otapop (Not Rated, 13k) Derek has one more class to pass before he can finish his degree but he can’t bring himself to give a shit about art. He can, however, give a shit about his professor.
  • Circle Yes or No by blacktofade (E, 23k) Stiles is a TA for Professor Morrell’s class, where Derek happens to be a mature student.
  • The Right Motivation by KittyBits (E, 11k) Stiles was the teacher. Derek was the student. And Stiles just really, really wanted to rip off all of Derek’s clothes and lick off that horribly sexy scowl. He didn’t though, because he was a teacher and responsible and proper. But then Laura asked for his help with Derek and there was no way this could end anyway but badly.
  • A Possible Thing by Saucery (M, 3k, WIP) Stiles teaches at Beacon Hills High School. He grows increasingly concerned about - and then attracted to - his troubled student, Derek Hale.

Teacher!Derek

  • Reach Out by weathervaanes (E, 20k) Stiles sees the flyer on his very last day at Beacon Hills High School. It’s hanging, unassuming, in the hall near the front entrance along with bulletins and other flyers, advertisements, posters for free student concerts, but the fact that the word “sex” is written in a font two times larger than the rest of the page catches his attention. It’s an advice hotline for a whole range of things, from teenage angst to how to deal with your parents telling you you’re adopted and a whole mess in the middle. Stiles thinks it’s funny, though, that they offer advice on sexuality and sex education. It makes sense on the one hand, since high school sex ed does jack shit for actual learning, but anyone who really wants to know stuff has an infinite source of knowledge right on their phone—the internet. So it starts off as a joke.
  • Field Season by MsCee (E, 7k) Derek Hale is content with his life as full-time academic and official department hermit, and he’s not going to let the likes of Stiles Stilinski change that. Hell, he’s not even going to think about Stiles Stilinski, because that way madness lie. Well, madness is an inevitable outcome of thinking about Stiles, but the madness of trying to not murder him is less traumatic than that of acknowledging that half of his infuriation stems from the quirk of Stiles’s bowed lips and the distraction of his long fingers tapping a restless rhythm against his notebook. Woah now, he’s firmly stuck in madness territory. Pull it together, Hale.
  • You Can’t Dodge Stiles Stilinski by stilinskisparkles (E, 27k) “ And what are you,” he points at the boy, trying not to look him in the eye, and failing. “A hundred and fifty pounds wet?” The boy smirks at him, and Derek looks resolutely away. He’s now desperately trying not to picture him wet.”I can’t work with this.”

  • Delete Me by trilliath (E, 5k) Stiles is trying very hard to finish his final paper for his Advanced Human Sexuality course with Professor Derek Hale, but he has a major problem. He can’t stop thinking about banging his professor instead of actually writing his paper about sexual taboos like… students banging their professors. Lydia’s advice to write down his thoughts is helpful… but dangerous in the hands of sleep-deprived Stiles when he forgets to remember two very important words before turning in his paper: DELETE ME
  • Selected Field Observations on the Canus Lupis Irremotus by wldnst (T, 13k) Stiles is going to make Derek internet famous, like that one cat and that other cat. Derek just wants to do his field research.
  • We Are So Intimately Arranged by secondstar (E, 29k) A High School AU where there are no werewolves and no hunters. Stiles is getting ready for his senior year when he meets Derek at the coffee shop he works at.
  • i want to say all those things that are better left unsaid by aeneapsych (E, 25k) Derek is a lonely professor who decides to call a phone sex line.Stiles is a poor grad student who needs to make a living somehow. One night stands were never this good. Hell, his previous relationships were never this good. Derek was so screwed, but right now he didn’t care.

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youtuber!jihoon

unless requested, I will be going in age order with these. after this one, I’ll be going back to jisoo so 
✉️ au!ramble || youtuber!au || requested || anonymous

  • he has a channel where he posts original compositions ((no surprise there))
  • his following count was slow to rise because not many people cared about his videos, but he doesn’t mind because the reason why he posted was not to get popular
  • he only wanted to get feedback on his songs tbh
  • but then one of his piano arrangements got the attention of a big name celebrity, who tweeted about it, and boom! he kind of got famous overnight
  • his channel blew up and people kept requesting songs for their wedding or whatever and he’s like…why don’t you get youtuber!jisoo to sing for you ((sPOILER FOR THE NEXT AU RAMBLE))
  • “wtf I’m only here to do what I want”
  • ok but onto how he meets you
  • he’s sitting in the park one day, trying to think of lyrics, and he hears this really nice guitar melody that he doesn’t recognize
  • it’s stuck in his head so he goes home and arranges it by ear
  • he likes it so much that he makes an entire composition with it and posts it to youtube
  • a few of the viewers noted that the main melody of this song was different from the previous songs he wrote
  • but one comment sticks out the most
  • “…you plagiarized this”
  • as an artist who worked for hours on this piece, he got angry and defensive because someone just accused him of plagiarism
  • “yes, you did plagiarize. you copied it from me. I had the main melody on file since two years ago”
  • and he’s upset because there’s not an infinite amount of music combinations. maybe he just happened to think of one that was similar to yours
  • but when you post your own composition online, he realizes that wait…maybe you were the person that was playing the song in the park that one day
  • “nah, that wouldn’t happen. the chances of that are, like, one in a million”
  • wELL IT HAPPENED
  • so you demanded that he take the video down and he’s says ok
  • “as long as you come by my studio”
  • you, the angry little person who feels cheated by this stupid “composer” who stole your work somehow, storm into the address he gave you and get ready to give him a piece of your mind
  • but…oh…he’s kinda cute…
  • “listen, this is really creepy, but were you in the park on october 15th at 1:32 PM?”
  • “…I think so”
  • and he just gets a bit embarrassed because “oh, I’m sorry. I heard someone playing a melody and I liked it so I made a song for it, but I didn’t realize that it’d turn out like this. I’ll take it down immediately…I just wanted to say that I really like your music”
  • he likes your music
  • he likes your music
  • he LIKES YOUR MUSIC
  • “oh, ok”
  • seriously, is that the best you come up with
  • “I’m going be honest with you, I’ve been having a creative block lately and, if you think this is a ploy to take your pieces, I can assure you it’s not, but I get it if you don’t trust me”
  • “…what?”
  • “do you maybe want to collab on a project or something?”
  • “…what?”
  • a well known youtuber wants to make music with you?
  • you forget how you’re supposed to be mad at him and say yes and he’s like “great!! let’s start now!!”
  • but then you take a look around his studio
  • “dude, you look like you haven’t left this room in forever”
  • “well, I was trying to focus on my music so”
  • “nO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU DO IT”
  • so you basically force him to go shower and change while you clean up his studio
  • and when he comes down dressed in his pjs you send him away again because “we’re going to go out!! wear something else”
  • “but why can’t I be comfortable”
  • “do you wanna write music again or no”
  • so he stomps his way upstairs and returns in a pair of jeans and a sweater and you kind of have to avert your eyes because…he’s even c u t e r than before
  • you take him by the wrist and drag him around the city, taking him out for lunch and ice cream and for a walk and whatnot, places where you usually draw inspiration from
  • “music isn’t just about making sounds that you think are nice. your latest works have been missing the connection and vibe of love and dedication you have to music. like you’re losing your passion and drifting towards whatever pleases your audience”
  • and he gets pouty and whatever, but he realizes that it’s true
  • he’s been trying to take in the opinions of the viewers instead of doing what he used to like
  • so when you get back to his studio, he tries to jump back onto the computer and write something, but you make him go to sleep because 1) you want him to rethink everything and 2) “you look like you’re about to collapse like seriously go sleep”
  • eventually you get the project done and everyone loves it and you guys work well together
  • but after the project…you don’t come by again and he…misses…you…when he looks at the clock and sees that you’re not knocking on his door at 7PM every Wednesday anymore
  • so he texts you ((oh yeah, he got your number at one point)) and tells you that it’s an emergency because he accidentally lost a file that he didn’t save
  • you’re there in ten minutes flat
  • “oh my God, jihoon, that’s so unlike you!! you have to save, like, every ten minutes!! you know this and–”
  • “shut up for a bit”
  • he pulls you in for a hug and you just freeze because he’s sososososo warm and cuddly right now that your heart can’t
  • “is it bad that you haven’t been leaving my mind lately?”
  • …is it getting hot in here or is it just you
  • “I-I mean, I g-guess, but…”
  • then he gets a little pink because now he sounds weird
  • “I MEAN…I CAN’T FORGET THAT ONE MELODY THAT WE SCRAPPED LAST TIME. THAT’S IT Y U P”
  • and you get disappointed because “oh…I missed you so I thought…”
  • “yOU MISSED M E WTF??”
  • cue a blushy and embarrassed jihoon because you said you missed him
  • pls
  • help
  • him
  • he realizes that he likes you that night and that thought sends his heart fluttering and he’s shooing you out of his studio with a quick “I’ll text you later”
  • “but that file–”
  • “there was no file. I lied because I wanted to see you”
  • ok now that he basically shoved you out
  • back to composing
  • he pours his thoughts into his writing and o o ps it turned out to be a love song
  • for you
  • he emails you the file and goes to sleep because he doesn’t want to see your reaction yet
  • he doesn’t get an answer for like five days and poor boy is freaking out because was he coming on too strong??
  • but then he gets an email with an attachment
  • you wrote him a song back
  • and yes
  • you like him, too

anonymous asked:

I'm with the Korean anon. People claim misappropriated uses of other cultures names because that happens with globalization, but trying to excuse it or pass it off as not that just means you subconsciously already know what you're doing. So use tomoe, but try to educate yourself on name selection culture in Japan. It seems like you looked up what the kanji and radical combinations mean so that's a start.

It’s amazing how some people just assume I’m some kind of huge weeaboo nerd that only likes japanese names and don’t even bother looking for their meaning or looking up on the culture.

sighs.

As much as I like the name ‘Tomoe’ on its own, I didn’t chose it simply because its pretty. You’re simply assuming that as a fact, without even bothering to ask me IF I’ve done research, IF I know what it means, IF I even tried looking up for a meaning. I’m not making excuses, I’ve chosen a name to my OC mostly because of the meaning, and here’s why.

I’ve wanted to name him Tomoe since the beginning, I think the name on its own already fit the character, but I’ve made research on his name before choosing it, and according to (respectively): [babynamesworld], [babynamespedia], [sevenreflections] and [namemyworld]:

  1. “The Japanese name Tomoe may be written with the characters for "friend” (tomo) and “favor; blessing; grace” (e). Other possibilities include “friend” (tomo) and “creek; inlet; bay” (e), as well as “know; wisdom” (tomo) and “eternity; long; lengthy” (e).“ 
  2. “Tomoe is used chiefly in the Japanese language and it is also derived from Japanese origins. The name means friend and blessing.
  3. WHAT DOES THE NAME TOMOE MEANS: You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have a God’s protection. You are sensitive, affectionate, imaginative and cooperative, spiritually aware and prone to self-sacrifice. You can keep secrets and are a good diplomat. You may have healing and psychic powers. You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.”
  4. "Numerological Interpretation : This is the name of flexibility and intellect. You will benefit from the productive use of your creativity and intelligence. You will be entrusted with power, authority and command. Conceptualizing and carrying out your own individual plans will ensure growth and success. It is a fortunate name that will bring you name and fame. It is overall a good name to have.”
Now, if you’re reading my comic/following the story with my asks/etc, you’ll probably notice that this does sound like my character, Tomoe, a psychic guy, friends with the unfriendly, friends with the ones that most fear, blessed, with HIGH SPIRITUALITY, something like a God’s protection, SENSITIVE AND AFFECTIONATE, ENTRUSTED WITH POWER!!!! Isn’t that right? I think it’s right. "Use tomoe, but try to educate yourself on name selection culture in japan.” Already did it before I started naming the characters, even before the first comic was out. Even if it’s not ‘education’ enough for your standarts, I tried my best. If you want to help me by adding more information, awesome, much appreciated. Judge less, ask more. Peace.
DEAR UNDERTALE FANS, WHERE'S YOUR MERCY?

I’ve been on this fandom for 5 months now. And I’ve seen the same frickin’ drama over and over again. History repeating itself.

It’s like y'all are pressing the reset button and coming back worse, screaming genocide as you go.

Look. I know there isn’t a fandom without its problems and its quirks. There are some things that the vast majority don’t agree. And I, alone, can’t fix that.

Everywhere I see, it’s always the same.

“Eww… you ship so and so with so and so?! This character’s (insert some sort of excuse here). I HATE THAT SHIP!! (INSERT OTP) 5EVER!!!”

OR

“You know this character is (insert something the majority believes is canon), right?”

AND THERE IS…

“Omg. That character is sooo overrated. I hate them/him/her. Get a life and draw (character they believe is underrated),”

OH! And my personal favorite:

“You shouldn’t draw (insert Undertale character) like that! It’s not canon!!”

Really? Am I not allowed to have my own opinion? Am I not allowed to ship this person with this person? Don’t I have artistic freedom on how to draw my characters? To make up my own AU?

Am I not allowed to be… me?

‘Cuz if you answered no on all of those, you’re not only depriving myself the freedom that I have to understand these characters…

You’re robbing yourself your own freedom, too.

If this is the case, then let’s just all stick to canon, have no ships that aren’t canon AND draw EVERYBODY in the pixelated form that they are and be so P E R F E C T . Ain’t that fun? Boy, I would sure like to join a fandom that looks and thinks the same EVERYWHERE I go. I live amongst zombies and robots! This is amazing! It’s sooo creative.

We’re all different people. We all came from different backgrounds. But, you know what? We came together for the same thing. A game that, we believe, brought color into our lives: Undertale. And what this game teaches us is that people are different. We deal with them differently. It’s all up to us to show MERCY or FIGHT. And this lesson doesn’t only apply in-game but in real life.

Can’t you just hear the sound of hypocrisy when someone goes like, “Oh! I loooovee the pacifist run! I am a pacifist by heart! MERCY for everyone!! *sees someone with a different belief as theirs* OMG. THAT PERSON HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION FROM MINE!! WHAT I WOULDN’T DO TO TEAR THEM TO BLOODY LITTLE PIECES!!”

If there’s anything Undertale taught us is that when you’re fighting someone who actually just wants to get along with us, you’re wasting a beautiful oppurtunity.

I see the Undertale fans just waving the MERCY button but not actually showing mercy.

This has to stop.

And I’m not referencing that meme. Let’s be serious for once. I’m not trying to bring people down. I’m trying to help you because that’s what Undertale fans are supposed to be doing: caring for each other. Showing mercy. REAL MERCY, not just on someone’s face.

If you have ever belittled, bullied, denied opinions, berated or just plain throw crap on anyone in this fandom, I’m sorry to tell you, you do not belong here. This is supposed to be a community that thrives in love, mercy and compassion and you’re showing the opposite.

But forgiveness is also a part of this community. If you’re truly sorry, I don’t think there’s any reason people won’t welcome you in open arms. If they don’t, I do.

That’s what mercy is about, is it not?
Showing love and kindness to someone… even if they don’t deserve it?

Let’s be honest, though. A fandom that has the same ideas and the same art and the same routine is pretty boring. This fandom has a lot of different sides. At least learn to accept that this person is a fellow Undertale fan.

I can’t fix things on my own. We, ALL OF US, must be determined to change this community FOR THE BETTER. And it an start through you.

Sure, I might not believe what you believe. I may not ship what you ship. I may think this is canon and what you say is not. But I still believe in you.

You can be the one who can break the barrier and save us all. You can be a force for good. And, this sounds cheesy and cliché, but, you can start again. You can show mercy again. You can reset and at least try to make up for what you did wrong.

We aren’t supposed to be just a fandom. We’re a family.

I can see positivity in this community and I always have a smile on my face every time a fellow fan is trying to be a force for good. I just wish I could see it EVERYWHERE.

You’re a wonderful person regardless of your past and what you believe in.

I know you can do a little better.

I promise.

Against Stream


He wasn’t sure what was more unbelievable; the fact that he had more than twenty seconds to himself or the fact that he was actually hiding from his family in order to jack off. Standing over the bathroom counter, his cell phone resting right by the sink with porn playing muted over it. His eyes focused on the screen, watching the girl’s bubble butt bounce back and clap on the man she was bent over in front of. He was thinking of his wife when his mind wasn’t focused on just getting off. They used to spend hours in the morning together, exploring one another’s bodies with ecstatic yearning hands. She hadn’t gasped into his ear in ages or whimpered at the feeling of surprise when Ashton wouldn’t give her any warning and just curl his fingers inside. They still had sex, but it just wasn’t as frequent. When they only had one child, they still managed to find time to play with one another every day if not every other day when one of them wasn’t away for work, but now that they had Connor and Molly, it was different. Between her jewelry empire, his touring, a know-it-all toddler, and a new born baby with the most sensitive skin on the planet, sex just wasn’t often on the to-do list. He missed how free they used to be with their bodies, but now relief was something left to Ashton’s own hands.

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trueglover-blog  asked:

You always give great advice! I'd like to have a journal type blog, a political commentary blog, and a blog (or something) for my writing /collaboration projects. One site with multiple pages? How do I handle tumblr/twitter? Trying to organize. Halp!

Holy shit are you asking the wrong person. I still have no idea what to do about this blog since it exploded. WE ARE JUST SEMI-ANONYMOUS INTERNET PEOPLE, WHY ARE YOU ALL LOOKING AT US. Er.

The great thing about tumblr is that it allows you to do all three. The bad thing about tumblr is that it’s a horrid time waster, the very design of it encouraging you to constantly check your dash scroll instead of making progress. Here are the things I’m trying to work on for my year long project for 2014 (title: Get Your Shit Together, Son).

Make schedules. Keep to schedules. I’ve been reading a bunch of airport self-help books lately to help me become more organized, and the important of schedules is a constant hammer to the brain. Keeping to a schedule is a matter of forming the habit, and forming the habit is a matter of small steps that get ingrained all the time. I tend to charge my tablet by my bed, and pick it up to scroll through all my websites before even getting out of bed. Bad! No good! I kill an incredible amount of time doing something that I will just do later in the day.

How to keep to the schedule? Form habits. How to form habits? Break your tasks into smaller objectives. Blocking things into hours for me doesn’t work for shit; instead, my goal is to find ways to fit those tasks around my required daily needs. Set a goal for your blogs: three posts a week, an answered question a day. Figure out when to do those goals - if you write better in the morning, do it in the morning. If you can’t answer a question in one day, draft it for tomorrow and finish it then.

Find your main goal and structure around it. As someone who has many interests, I feel you there, but your main task needs to be found and centered. If it’s writing, consider basing your main website (I recommend having it separate from tumblr so it’s more in your control, but that’s just me) around that; structure your blogs and twitter account so that they are connected, but separate, from what you want people to focus on. I know all of your goals are equally important to you, but finding a center and sticking to it is to help drive your focus.

Put off your distractions. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve found was a story about a woman struggling for time in managing her small business and answering e-mails from customers. After working with a therapist for awhile, she came to an idea; deal with her main work first, and answering the e-mails at the end of the day. Save your distractions to the end of your ‘work’ day. Long twitter conversations are distractions and can be saved for later. Tumblr asks that require a long answer are distractions and can be put off until you’ve accomplished your other goals. It’s not that a social media presence isn’t important, but your main goals should have priority.

Make a plan. Realize that plan will be totally screwed in a few months. Make a new plan. Find tumblrs you really like and study them for organization. Check out the twitters of writerly/creative people and see what they write and when. Check out website layouts. Realize, like I did, this will all probably get away from you and you’ll have to plan again. It’s okay. You can do this crazy, crazy thing.

-Agent Black

anonymous asked:

One about you seeing him cry for the first time and expressing his love to you ?? 4/4 preference please? Thanks

definitely! i really enjoyed writing this holy crap

L U K E 

So being the creative person you are, you’d have sent in writings and poetry to your first sets of newspapers to publish. You’d have spend every last bit of effort you had on making these the best you could and trying so hard to make them as perfect as you could. When you got them back in the mail you’d be ecstatic and so excited to see what the results are. Luke would be jumping up and down right in front of you like a school boy because he wants nothing more than for you to succeed. When you opened the envelope and read the letter your face fell. Seeing your expression change Luke would ask what was wrong and you could only see the words of rejection. Dropping the letter your eyes filled with tears and as hard as you tried to hold them in, some spilled over and onto the papers. “Hey, babe, don’t cry.” Luke would say and immediately  walk over and give you a hug. This was your first time crying in front of him, you hated it to seem like you were overreacting. “Hey Y/N. don’t cry okay. It’s only a couple of papers. Someone will see your talent soon enough. Okay? I love you, please stop crying.” He would say as he lifted your head up and wipe your tears away with a smile and give you a kiss.

C A L U M 

“Dammit Calum! Just fucking drop it!” You yelled, throwing your hand down on your thigh. “No Y/N! I’m not just going to drop something like this!” Calum yelled, his hands gripping the steering wheel so tight his knuckles were white. You just rolled your eyes and looked out the car window. You had gone out dancing with some of your friends, along with Calum and his friends as well. You had gotten a little tipsy and started dancing. Apparently Calum didn’t appreciate your dance moves on other guys. It just made you so damn frustrated, it wasn’t like you were going to do anything with that guy. You were just dancing. Still staring out the window you felt your eyes brimming with hot, angry tears. Normally you didn’t cry over things like this, it was just that Calum wasn’t listening to you and it was making you want to rip your hair out. Focusing so hard on keeping your tears in, you didn’t notice you were holding your breath. Finally letting it out, a sob left your mouth and the tears started to fall. “Fuck, Y/N I’m sorry.” Calum said, immediately swerving his car to the side of the road. This would be your first time crying in front of him, and that just made you more upset, you wanted to be strong and show him you could deal for yourself. But before you could do anything else Calum was pulling you into an embrace. “Babe, i’m so sorry. I should have realized I was overreacting. Forgive me?” He asked, his brown eyes clouded with regret. After a moment you looked back at him. “As long as you promise to forget that ugly noise I made.” Letting out a laugh Calum leaned forward and gave you a kiss. “I love you.”

A S H T O N 

Slipping into door you tried to be as quiet as possible. It was almost two am, you didn’t want to wake up your best friend Ashton, his siblings, or his parents. Getting a breakup text from your boyfriend during a best friend movie night sucked ass. You had pretended everything was fine until the movie was over and you and Ashton went to sleep. Then you couldn’t hold the tears in anymore, so instead of possibly waking someone with your sobs, you had walked outside to the curb to cry in peace. Almost and hour later you walked back inside, your eyes red and puffy, mascara stained lines caking your cheeks, and your voice cracked and hoarse. Before you could sneak back upstairs, the living room lamp flickered on, causing you to jump. Ashton’s frown lit up the room and the moment he saw your tear stained face he was embracing you in a hug. Once he released you, a fresh wave of tears came. Ashton waited for you to finish, once you did he took your hands and led you to the couch. Still holding your hands in his, he looked at you with a worried glance. “It was you dickhead boyfriend, right?” You nodded and swallowed back more tears. “How’d you know?” You asked and Ashton let out a dry chuckle. “Y/N I know you better than you do. So what happened?” Telling Ashton how you got dumped over texting made you want to cry more, but you held it in. Even after being friends with Ashton for years, this was your first time full on crying in front of him. “What an asshole. Look Y/N, you don’t need him. You have me.” Wiping the marks from your face you nodded. “Thank you Ashton.” Pulling you into another hug, his chin rested on top of your head. “I love you Y/N.” He mumbled, you could feel the vibrations from his throat. “I love you too Ashton.”

M I C H A E L 

Girls where such bitches. Nothing was ever good enough, not your hair, your clothes, your makeup. Nothing was good enough. Everything was either too this or too that. Walking into your shared apartment, you let out a huge sigh and threw your bag on the couch and slammed your keys on the table. Kicking off your shoes you let yourself fall onto the couch. Groaning you covered your eyes with your arm. Your head spinning from all your thoughts you could feel yourself getting frustrated. You tried so damn hard and no one seemed to notice. People only notice what you didn’t try. Biting your lip and holding back tears you heard Michael coming down the hall. “Babe, is everything okay?” Afraid you would start crying if you spoke you just let out a groan. Feeling the weight of the couch shift dramatically, you knew Michael sat down next to you. “What happened?” He asked, his hands now trying to move your arm from your face. The thoughts of what happened came rushing back and you couldn’t hold it back anymore. Silent tears started to roll down your cheeks as Michael finally pried your arm. “Hey hey hey. Babe c’mere.” Pulling you into sitting position you let yourself fall on his shoulder. “What happened? Speak to Mikey.” Finally letting your emotions out felt nice, you told him the insults you’ve been getting over the week and how fed up you where. “Look, you can’t please everyone. If you try to do that then you’ll just end up unhappy yourself. Just be yourself baby girl. If it’s not good enough for someone then forget them, you don’t need them. Now smile for me.” The smile on Michael’s face, you couldn’t help but smile back. “There’s the smile.” Michael leaned in and gave you a kiss. “Now, lets just order some pizza and watch Netflix all night.”

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