my blog is really random today

Hey guys, this is GRACE (dearmyjimin), your resident Jungkook and Jimin stan. My blog has just hit it’s first-year anniversary and I wanted to start a series of yearly follow forever posts that serve as both a personal compilation of some fav graphics of my own (so that I can track how much I’ve grown as a designer), as well as to thank everyone who has helped me in one way or another. Each and every creation was made possible because of all the support I received. I wish to thank those who follow and support me, my lovely mutuals and friends who encourage me and all the blogs I follow for decorating my dash with amazing content. I am proud to be an ARMY and to stan 7 Kings who are the sources of inspiration behind my creations ♡

my mutuals - bolded
♡ - personal message under the cut

# - F

@97x95  | @acaracahehe ♡ | @aishjimin | @apgujeon | @artofennun | @ask-bts-stuff | @ask-joonie | @bangtannoonas@bang-tan | @baobwi@beui | @beuits@bloominflowers@booptae | @bwibelle | @bwink ♡@bwipsul | @bwiyomi | @chimcheroo | @chimchams | @chimchins | @chimilkeu | @comeherejimin | @cowjimin | @cyyphr | @deartaetae | @exolutelyx​ ♡ | @fhawn | @forjimin

G - L 

@gotjhope​ | @hobuing​ | @hohbi​ | @hoseokxx| @inkcassette​ | @jeongguk​ | @jeonheart @jeonify​ | @jeonity ♡​ | @jeonsshi@jiminrolls@jimiyoong​ ♡ | @jinthebunny | @jjilljj​​ | @jjks​​ | @jpgtae​ | @junghope​ |  | @j-helpless​ | @j-cypher​ ♡ |  @kimdaily​ ♡ | @ktaebwi​ ♡ | @kthish​ ♡ | @kths​ | @kkumri​ | @kookiebuff

M - R

@nerdjoonie​ | @nikkmonoxyls​ | @noranb​ | @maengion​ | @mangaetteok​ | @maja-sinika​ | @meitiandokaixin​ ♡ | @mewchim​ ♡ | @minblush​ ♡​ | @minpuffs​ | @mintsugakookies| @mintear​ | @park-jimizzle​ ♡​ | @pawjimin​​

S - Z 

@seonmuriya | @sosjimin ♡ | @sunbaejin | @sunshine-hobi | @sevenkookiejars |  @sweaterpawsjimin | @taeguk | @taebokkii | @taenekiii | @taevisual | @thumino | @tttaehyung | @wonkkyun | @yeoongi | @yoohnseok | @yoonem | @yoongles | @yoonseok | @yoongsins ♡ | @yoonmin@war-of-hormoan@wonpei | @vmiin

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ladyknighttime  asked:

Was it the dreaded CNN that has changed your blog to what it is today or some other slow transition/catastrophic event? Also, how old is your blog anyway?

I think my blog is five-ish years old? I didn’t really use it for the first two years I had it, I was still using livejournal/dreamwidth, but then I got into the Dishonored fandom and wanted shiny gifs to look at so I started following a few people over here. 

And then things went from zero to over nine thousand pretty damn quick.

Before CNN I had just under a thousand followers. I had a few random shit posts that were quite popular and some fanfic that did quite well to my pleasant surprise (I’ve always been a reader of fanfic, but I only really started writing anything in the last 2-3 years) as well as some historical recipes, and my post about Hugh Scott garnered me a few extra hundred followers which was nice. And then I posted the CNN story and went to bed and woke up to several hundred comments, some multiple thousand notifications and an extra thousand followers I didn’t have the day before—and an inbox completely out of my control. I just sat laughing at my desk going “welp, that’s the end of that then, crazy”

And now it’s over a year later, I still haven’t regained control of my inbox and I gain just over an average of a thousand followers every month with regular predictability. And some of them don’t even know what CNN is! They’re here for something else I’ve written! 

No one is more surprised than me tbh.

Daily Challenge 31/03/2017

today’s random prompt: “A trans person”

I’m not kidding, out of hundreds of little papers inside a pencil case that’s what came out today. Isn’t that appropriate as fuck!?

And so I drew Jocelyne from Dumbing of Age today, I almost drew Carla again because why the fuck not? But I thought then about drawing Jocelyne out, and it was settled. I’d like to think Joyce picked out her clothes but she’d probably have a better fashion sense than me. It might be obvious by now, but I like Dumbing of Age

Now, today is the Day of Trans Visibility, and I thought of a way to, uh, “commemorate”… Well, not really. I’m just gonna stop beating around the bush about something here.

Well, this blog is run by a trans person. A girl. A girl who’s so in the closet irl she’s the goddamn queen of Narnia. So, yeah, I’m not sending any photos today, but I’m leaving this here so it’s clear for anyone who reads it

Coincidentally with all this, today sorta really sucked. So I’m ending writing this right here.

Have a good day

First Follow Forever!!

Hoi.. Its your awkward potaeto Nero and… I’m just ??????????

Originally posted by nochuism

I made a blog on Tumblr long back but started using it at the end of April and wow..I didn’t even have a follower goal in mind.. I cannot thank everyone enough for the positive response I’ve received like thank you so much I’m ???? ; ;

I’ve never been someone who interacts much socially but BTS has helped me with this.. I’m more open to people now ^^. I’m taking this chance to thank all of my followers and the blogs I’ve loved following.

Firstly MIMOSAAA who you all know as @mimibtsghost Basically the reason why I tried using Tumblr. LAY @laytmblr , MOZZARELLINA @ofhairandthighs ,NANA @heavenlyn ,HANNANA @nimijcrap , ASHTON @crim-inal-men moi lovely fam ; ;

Originally posted by ksjknj

@flawlessyyoongi @taetaenium @imtaeshook @im-like-taetae @emomemekook @ask-bts-stuff @marys-artwork (recent) are also amazing blogs I love following ^^

Now for all the lovely people who follow my smol blog

0 - 9

@01iuniesworld @88dandelion88

A - D

@animeo2l @alotofnegative @agustd-ead-im-thirstae @alaniarvizu @avvisoluca @averageteen1 @angiyukki @armybeagle16 @allicientslex @anotherlosersblog @arionaj0407 @art624k @asaigenosfangirl143143 @ayatkt @benkrefta @btsfanpageu @bombasslookingcupcake @bananajin2212 @bangtang0tjamz @btsparkjiminie @bambistylinson @b-laxk @bookgeek17 @bakaneighki @blo-op @bts-saved-me20 @chaejin09 @cool–00 @cilantrostyles @christinaarey @champiemoon @chrysolitenymph @crazygurlly34 @cocovme @cupcakerealist @chanelleisnotokay @choiyoungjaeforlife @crazy-sweetheart @crescendoforeverentertainment @cynocentric @chim-chimp @diavulpecula @danamklkim @daddy-namjoon @donutsandrainiicorns

E - G

@elephae @eccedentesiast-kook @earlybirdue @esrane @ellabrunby @emzuz14 @elegantas21  @emerald-ponds @foreveralwaysbookseries-blog @feeels @falling-in-bangtan @faintlyshinning @fangirlinglikemad @gruviam3@gracie9901 @grapevfruits @gu-gsu @guccixmochi @goldchic12 @galaxysatelite

H - K

@hackerbae707 @hardcoreroyalty @holypainterpoetry @howtolose20poundsinamonth @ha-kili @harrystylesleftbuttcheek @hislightgirl @hashemsoleman75 @heckingayfucks @herro-people @heyagustd @heidixlushz @iwannabearock @ilovebands01me @iamquelyn @ilikechimchimnuggets @iluvbts27 @jhelijah @jotflows @jiminie-is-cute @jinhyungnxm @jeymiiiii @jeonjjjane @junggeun4lyfe @jaycole467 @jihope4life @jiminisourking @je-ne-regrette-bangtan @kentoooyamazaki @kaikuroi @kittensim8501885 @kawaii-as-crap @kimseokjintrashrecepticle @kahpucheeno @kufehttahw @kingminju @kimbootae95 @kylanicoleburnavista @koookiekrisp @kayej19 @kim-aris

L - M

@lilsonbucky @look-someone @lovely-jeon-jungkook @ladybilberry @like-an-astronaut-in-space @ljoelimjooeun @loserthatlikesanime @ltong88-blog @lalitakpoplover @loewlyy @livingbigdreaminglong @mel-329915 @msscarlet67 @mariaescalantee @mytotorolub @moonxag @mintgfx @minatayo @markimoofangirl04 @my-many-many-obsessions @mahoneyjin @moshikawaiidesu@moshikawaiidesu @mailunas @maeminsblog @miaelise1021 @mychemicalbangtanpilots @mgcutekitten @mari5556 @m230102 @merlyn2299 @marismares 

N - Q

@nyhjjst @nevwinnie @nachthimmelsmensch @namjeonedits @oblongstupid @ohmysalvatore1994 @ohdayumyum @onceupona-fallenangel @omgairinlove @omg-unique-things @pavjodhhealthtruc1973 @pandemonium365 @petyhok @proboscisunicorn @parkjiminsjagiya @pale-blasphemy @pro-castinated @pinkdragonshii @queen-potato4life @quironjhope @quxxnoctavia @queengoddesss

R - T

@ripyungxyuki @rumrummonkey @rosieholly9807 @sexdungeonswithfeelings @rua-chan @shelikesbooksandcookies @shiftlilfreak @skepticsimra @stilinskisslydia @smolcryfry @so-innocent @sometimes–quiet–is-violent @seokphan54 @subarashiivy @setthisonfire @steelozlovejct @staewithv @spamx25 @sakai984 @the-devils @timetohajima @thatsmolj @togetherbts @taemybbhyung @tofangirlornottofangirll @teaandtaekookies @the-softboyfriendnamjoon @tylersstubble @themackarel @taeriwinkle @thethingummything @thegirlwholoveseverythingbts @thejamlessdubu @thecollosseumisgone @taepoptrash @tanujaanantam

U - Z

@unabashedtravelercrown-0e1617c4 @untitled86957 @universallysublimefury @valdezspeaking @wydroselol @wsyoongi @wonderlandisbeautifulwithyou @writeanasee @wonderland-lostforever143 @werorza @xyoonmin-piolax @yoonjaetbh @zeejung

Also, some blogs that keep popping up in my notifications, THANK YOU!

@emotwatt @randomlazymusiclover @granddead @not-today-dope @shrutibhoir @aikiironeko @chamyeols @ewmingu @demeter19 @woop-dee-doo-da @bands–and–fandoms @taewithblackhair @valerinejoseph @overthecorner @babushkibells @better-by-your-side @art1st1cha0s

I’m not the most fun person to be around so thanks a lot for bearing with me ^^;

Also, a little info

The ask box is always open so if you feel like it, just drop by with any random topic you got or we can just complain about stuff together or just appreciate memes (P.S I LOVE MEMES)


Originally posted by bangtan

anonymous asked:

(1/3)Hello, random person again with a long rambling theory about Jean's class background because I have actually thought a lot about it because I have a Problem with worldbuilding. So here's my theory. Trost used to be a relatively affluent town (we can imagine it as a marketplace, as it would be a natural point of entry for Maria agricultural's goods towards the inner walls, and we know from canon that there were some sales companies like Reeves corporation), until Wall Maria fell.

Hello again, Random Person! Thank you for sending me this headcanon! There’s no such thing as “thinking too much” about Jean! That’s kind of the premise of this blog, after all xD. Longass Jean-Metas Unlimited.

I’m sorry it’s taken me a bit to get back to you and I’m sorry if this post is a little rambling: I’m quite sick today and it feels like I’m really struggling to think properly lol.

I’m putting my answer under the cut because it is kinda long (oops!).

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(i was tagged by a few people to korok-kael but i wanted to post here too)

rules: answer the twenty questions and tag twenty people. (or you can just tag 10 because 20 is a lot gee)

  1. name:  kael
  2. nicknames:  ko !!
  3. birthday:  march 12  
  4. zodiac sign:  pisces  
  5. Height:   5′ 11″ ! trees attack me because im so glorious
  6. orientation:  west
  7. nationality:   sad
  8. favorite fruit:  cherries and strawberries !!  
  9. favorite season:  spring / california winter (which is also spring)
  10. favorite flower:  so many ! flowers hold a lot of significant meaning to me ! i’ll list that all in the tags ah ha, 
  11. favorite scent:  t h e  r a i n  : ) no one is more basic than me
  12. favorite book:
  13. coffee / tea / hot cocoa:  i drink coffee more than tea but tea is v important and sacred to me ,
  14. average sleep hours:  i’ll usually either get 4 hours or 12 hours , never in between woops
  15. cat or dog person:  i have two cats accept one of then is a dog so idk  
  16. favorite fictional character:  saria and celeste are both super important to me bc i would spend so much time around them as a child, also brewster and all of my harvest moon wives lmao
  17. number of blankets you sleep with:  one big one and my cats act like blankets too , i have like, 5 on my bed but idont use them : )
  18. blog created:  i started @korok-kael 6 months ago !!! pinekid tho i started in 2010 ; )
  19. number of followers:  25,000+ between my 3 blogs !  (3k on the ac one, pinekid has almost 18k and my   a e s t h e t i c  /witch one has 5k)
  20. random fact:   i !!! … am tired !!! :‘ )

tag 20!:  @s-enja @luxjii @bunblevee @jjhoa @8bitrk-d @koiysa @jdebbiel @floralbandaid @days-e @dearratroi (only ten oops)

like / reply if you read please (feeling paranoid today for no good reason )

Dear everyone,

This little blog now has 10 000 followers, which made me do this:

Welcome, and thank you, and, umm, yikes! I can’t follow everyone back, but I do have a habit of popping in and leaving a trail of LIKES on random blogs. A special thanks to everybody who’s been following me since the early days, and to every individual I’ve chatted with via Tumblr’s messages.

One complication → more notes → it’s becoming increasingly difficult to notice when someone has tagged me or commented on a post. It disappears in a long list of notifications. If you really want to get my attention, you’re welcome to send an ASK. My ASK is always open, and I do respond to anonymous queries provided it’s Japan-related and at least semi-cogent. Grin. (It’s a teacher thing.)

Happy blogging, and again, THANK YOU!

Today in Tokyo

Isaac Lahey | The little Mexican Girl

Count of words: 1003

Warnings: none 

A/N: I really don’t know… I hope you like it ♥

Requested?: Yes 

@lethagalaz​ asked:
Hello can you do an isaac imagine where the girl is from Mexico and… idk I just want that 😂😂😂 btw your blog is amazing ❤️all the love 😂🌚💙

Author: Katerina ( @littlealphawolf )

requests here

Have you ever been the new kid in school? Well despite your answer I’m sure you know it sucks. My name is Y/N. I just moved in Beacon Hills from Mexico. I was really standing out in the hall way of my new school today. I was a random girl, lost, not knowing where evreything is, with a purse over my shoulder. My hair was easily covering my scared expression. Thank God. But it also got a lot of attention. People would stare at it and me while I was trying to find the principal’s office. Well I had really long extremely curly brownhair. Everyone seemed to stare as if they’ve never seen hair in their lives again.
Just as I was walking down the hallways looking down someone just randomly grabbed my arm. “Hey I saw you passing this hallway three times already. Are you lost or something?” Said a gorgeous looking guy with a beautiful british accent. “No! I mean, maybe. Ok, yes. I’m super lost!” I said furstraded as he laughed and took my arm guiding me somewhere. “My name’s Isaac.” He said while turning his head towards me for a while. “I’m Y/N.Nice to meet you Isaac.” I said looking at him and then down at my hands again. “Here. The principal’s office. I’m sure she’ll help you more than me.” He said and laughed a bit living you at the mercy of your own thoughts.
Turns out, the principal was so nice. She told me where everything is, helped me find my locked and talked with me for a while. Maybe this didn’t suck after all. Or did it?! I was standing by myself again, in front of my locker, staring at the schedule on my hand and my books. I was lost in my head, questioning how I would even make friends if I’m so shy, until a hand grabbed my shoulder. “Hey!” It was Isaac looking at me with those beautiful eyes of him. Y/N, focus! “Hey!” I said shyly barely seeing the group of people around me. There was an awkward silence until one of them spoke. “Oh, sorry! We’re so rude! My name is Stiles. Stiles Stilinski.” Said the boy and extended his hand for a handshake. “Y/N.” I quietly said and accepted the gesture. Shortly after I was introduced to all of them and was invited to eat launch with them.
“So, Y/N, where were you living before moving here?” Asked Stiles, curiosity evident in his voice. “Well, I was born and raised in Mexico. M-“ “But your English is so good!” Was all Scott noticed, interrupting me. “Scott, it’s rude to interrupt someone when talking. Also, why so surprised. I am American and am fluent in Spanish.” Lydia said looking at him as if he said the stupidest thing in the world. “I-it’s ok. My mother is American. She is not very good with Spanish so I learned English alongside that growing up.” I said and softly smiled as Isaac wrap his arm around my shoulders pulling me closer. “Aw, my little Mexican girl.” He said laughing a bit just as everyone followed.
Months were passing by and my bond with the guys was getting stronger and stronger. They were acting suspicious as if something was bothering them all but when I walked closer everyone changed the subject. I was starting to get annoyed as this was happening everyday but I was always a step closer on finding out what it was. So, today, I was going to follow Isaac and see what was going on. There was always this specific day every month that none of them would hang out. That day was today.  Consequently, here I was hiding behind a tree, following Isaac as carefully as possible, cause, as I’ve picked up, this boy has amazing hearing.
After a long creepy walk into the woods we finally reached a huge house next to a lake. I saw the boys greeting each other in front of the door as Lydia opened it for them.  I followed close behind finding a way to get in from broken wall that was obviously unnoticed.
“What do you mean someone followed you?” a voice said. “I don’t know Scott, I just felt like someone was following me and now I can smell a familiar scent I can’t identify.” Another voice, probably Isaac’s, judging from the accent said. “Wow, great. Stiles just chain him and then we are going to find out who you smell.” Scott said and left the room while Stiles did as said. “Just don’t break this wall to, wolfie.” “No promises, human.”
After that little encounter of the boys I stayed hidden inside this little room. The door seemed to be locked but no one seemed to care enough to search in there. A roar suddenly shook me of my place making me fall on the door. Hard! So hard it surprisingly flung open. “Y/N!” Isaac’s voice said looking at me. But his face was different. Hairs grew from the sides and his eyes were glowing yellow. “I knew the scent was familiar. I would ask you what you are doing here,” growl “but I’d prefer you left just so I don’t hurt you.” He said looking at me as another growl came from his mouth. I slowly went closer to him, still in a safe distance. “I said leave! I didn’t say come closer.” He said again flashing another growl as his face was shot up. I kept my pace, slowly but calmly moving closer to him. “Y/N LEAVE!” He yelled as I kept ignoring his warnings. Finally I made it directly in front of him. “Just go. I don’t want to hurt you!” He pleaded his face looking a bit relaxed. “Then you won’t.” I said softly touching his face, slightly caressing it. Just then our lips met, as his body completely relaxed, heart melting at the contact. “ Aw, my little Mexican girl!” Was all he said after we stopped, grasping for air.

anonymous asked:

I'm anonymous because I don't have a blog here, but I've been a fan of you for a long time. My favorite thing s that you do SO many different architecture styles, and somehow you do all of them amazingly. I see Victorians, Scandinavian, craftsman, mid-mod, Italian, brownstone, and Tudor houses in your downloads page without even scrolling!! Keep up the great work 👍

Thank you! This was such a nice message to read today :)

I sometimes find it annoying that I’m constantly building random things in different styles. I really admire people who have a consistent style and manage to stick to it. But I’m really glad to hear that you appreciate the hodgepodge of architecture, because I see no end in sight to that :P

I wanted to do something nice for my followers, for putting up with my nonsense, but for also just cuz you guys are super sweet ovo

So i decided a Pokemon Ginjinka Gachapon

.: Guidelines-Information :.

  • Be a follower (before this was posted to be fair)
  • PM me and fill out this simple form: Gender/pokemon/theme
    • Any pokemon is allowed this includes lengendaries
    • You can also ask for a random if you wish uvu
  • Everyone is allowed 2 for now
  • They’ll be chibis
  • This will close one week from today so you have until monday june 19th to enter
  • I will post as i finish them please be paitent imonlyonepotato

Small sidenote, if you do recieve one the only thing i really ask for is that you do not repost my art to your blog or anywhere else. You will ge an unwatermarked file that you are free to save for yourslef

I just dont like seeing my art posted anywhere else not by me, it makes me uncomfortable and i’ve had problems in the past so please dont ruin it for everyone else.

I know it doesn’t really count as a giveaway but idk what else to call it

chan-copypaste  asked:

SKYE! THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE! BTS JUST HIT 5 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON VLIVE! I CAN'T HANDLE! AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE THEM IRL IN JUST A FEW SHORT DAYS AHHHHHHHH! (P.s. sorry for all the screaming, i love you and your blog always, thank you for tolerating my random asks)

ALREADY?? they were talking abt how they were nearly at 5mil during their post-bbmas vlive a few hours ago,,, djdhfghasDGH KINGS!!! i really shouldn’t even be surprised considering their twt account literally gained nearly 1mil followers just from today alone!

ahh honestly theres been so much hype over the bbmas i havent even had time to think much about their sydney concert in 4!! fucking!!! days!!! the gravity of the situation hasn’t set in yet, and probably wont until im on the plane on wednesday HHHHHHHH this week is abt to be the single most surreal week of my life tbh

anonymous asked:

Hi Spiders blog, I just want you to know that despite being only moderately interested in spiders as a subject, I really enjoy your spider posts. They pop up on my dash and it's just like spotting an interesting spider in real life. Like, "hello friend. How nice to see you out and about today."

that’s so nice to hear! thank you random casual spider fan

(* ´>艸<)゛♥♥♥

Hello new followers and welcome to my blog!

(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄ I am super flattered by your choice! Today I just reached a new milestone and I think I’m gonna explode??? AAAAAAA

Anyway! During your stay here please expect a lot of FFXV reblogs as well as random relatable posts that I like.

Sometimes i draw, and apparently I make gifs now.

Lastly, if you think I’m worth a follow please check out these REALLY COOL AND AMAZING BLOGS and follow them too!

I will never stop promoting these blogs even though it’s actually super awkward for me. These are the guys that got me off my depressed ass and inspired me to draw and stay on tumblr


An Announcement from Mod Tech! (oh heck!)

Hey Everyone! Normally you wouldn’t see me making random posts like this, but Today I’ve got something kind of important I’d like to talk about.

Take a look-see at this right here:

Exactly one year ago, today, I sent in my first idea to TT, through the Undertickles blog. Now, while this might just seem like sort of a little milestone, to me it actually feels a little more significant.

See, I’ve been into sin for a long time now, several years in face. But while I love a lot of it….I could never really enjoy UT sin stuff…It always felt just so…wrong. Like, I was looking at a picture with undertale characters in it, but….It didn’t feel like the characters themselves. It just felt twisted and perverse…So for the longest time, even as sinful as I am I just couldn’t stand seeing undertale crossed with tickling….

…Until I found this blog.

When I first found this place, my first thoughts were “ugh…a bunch of people on a blog who are just gonna be interesting in torturing skeletons, or screwing with goatmom’s feet…” But man, was I quickly proven wrong. The more I read of them, the more I found myself smiling. The ideas everyone was coming up with and sending in just seemed so good…They were innocent, silly, at times just adorable, and the best part….They felt like things I could actually see the characters doing. By the time I was done reading through everything in Undertickles, I’d made up my mind: This was a brilliant AU, and I wanted to be a part of it. So after a little more thinking, I decided what I wanted to do; lend my experience with sin and help them come up with ideas.

And a year on…You can see how that’s ended up working out.

So, to commemorate this little occassion, I’ve decided I wanna do something fun, and give everyone a chance to enjoy it too.

If I can make it work, then all day tomorrow, from the time I get up to late in the evening, I’ll be streaming myself drawing something special for the blog. During that time, I’ll also be taking and answering questions sent in on the blog, in our Discord server, or posted in the stream chat. Whatever you wanna ask me, long as it isn’t something super personal, I’ll be more than happy to reply!

Originally I was gonna hold the stream today, but as it turned out I fell asleep until three inthe afternoon, so….welp XD

Anyways, Thanks to everyone, from our watchers to the other mods, for having me around all this time! Here’s to another year of sinful fun!

anonymous asked:

Okay cool! I really like your blog because you remind me a lot of a friend of mine and I always feel really comfortable with them. Not trying to compare you or anything it's just a feel I get ^_^ today they referred to me as "my dude" and I always get super happy when people call me that. Like "yeah, I am your dude, dude." So yeah, random, but I kinda wanted to share with you :D

Fun fact: I was gonna say my dude in the answer of that other ask you sent me but I wasn’t sure if you were comfortable with it depending on how you identified and what your pronouns were

2009 was a strange time for us all...

So, the idea for today’s blog post has changed many times over these past weeks. I was going to write about ‘Holding the Man’ which is an LGBTQIA+ book I recently read but I didn’t want this blog just to dissolve into book reviews. Maybe I will do another book to movie comparison once I’ve watched the film. Then I thought, what about that documentary I watched? Kedi. It’s about cats in Istanbul. But really, I don’t have much more to say about it than Hank Green already said in his Vlogbrothers video.

Today, however, I was hanging out with my friend Josha who was in town from Sydney and I was discussing 2009. Yes, random I know, but 2009 was a strange time for a lot of people because 2009 we were coming to the end of the emo subculture and I realised that I don’t really talk about it enough. 2009 also reminds me of Dan and Phil, but we’ll come back to that later…
I started dressing “differently” when I was about 14 and made the acquaintance of the girl across the road who was goth. She went to my school so we hung out a lot but I was never quite cool enough to pull off the goth look well. 2005 was when emo started getting more prevalent and I started to feel like I fit in a bit more. I moved schools and made the type of friends who didn’t mind that I looked a bit strange even though they were a little more mainstream. Being that I live in Australia, we have a massive drinking culture and subsequently, a massive underage drinking culture. For those of us that were a little more “different” than the rest, we kind of banded together.

And then, probably fueled by the alcohol, what I kind of feel was a “gender role revolution” happened. Boys wearing makeup and girls jeans. Girls sticking to jeans and converse more than dresses. Boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls, everyone kissing everyone. We didn’t really understand the idea of gender fluid or non-binary or anything in those days but the emo movement is where a lot of the people that didn’t fit into the binary hung out. It was a wild time. 

The reason I think a lot about Dan and Phil when I think about 2009 is that both of them were part of the emo subculture. Now, a lot of people cite evidence of Dan and Phil being together from 2009 and let me just say this; that evidence is null and void because it’s from 2009. You don’t understand. The idea of two guys together was a big deal in emo circles which we already know, Dan wanted to be a part of. It was a thing that was not only celebrated but encouraged. I don’t even know if I can convey to you what a strange and magical time it was. I literally used to look up “emo boys kissing” on YouTube. (I’m not quite that problematic anymore, I promise.) Dan has also started that he used to say he was bisexual to fit in. That is literally a thing I’ve had friends from this time in my life do. It’s part of the reason it took me quite a while to take my own sexuality seriously. Everyone makes out with girls, don’t they? (No Beth, they don’t.)

Basically, this whole ramble has been to say, the emo subculture was a strange and brilliant beast and that when Dan and Phil say they’ve never actually been together, I believe them.
What a random topic but hey, it’s what I wanted to write about today. I really wish I’d been vlogging back then. I have snippets in my mind of the ridiculous stuff we got up to but a mixture of alcohol and time passing as blurred them so I don’t remember them as well anymore. But I still have my old diaries somewhere. Maybe I’ll make a video about all the strange and magical things we got up to. 

- B x


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