my friend wrote it!!1

if you’re struggling for AU ideas take a look-see at this list i wrote for my friend who dubbed it “better than the 10 commandments" 

1)     Coffee shop AU

i)       Barista and person who has a ridiculous coffee order

ii)      I’m worried about your coffee dependency

iii)     you accidentally poured boiling hot coffee over me so you’re responsible for taking me to A&E

iv)     you give me a different fake name every time you come into starbucks and I just want to know your real name bc ur cute but here I am scrawling “batman” onto your stupid cappuccino

2)      Flower shop AU

i)       You buy a weird amount of flowers and I’m concerned as to why

ii)      I’m allergic to flowers but I work in a flower shop – you’re a customer who’s very confused as to why I’d do that

iii)     (this is also a good way to incorporate flower meanings eg, buying certain colours/types for person to represent feelings etc.)

3)      Library AU

i)       You’re overdue on this book and I want it so I’m tracking u the fuck down

ii)      I work in the library and I’m a little concerned for your health bc you never stop studying

iii)     The library’s pretty empty save for you and me and OH that couple making out loudly in the shelves somewhere

4)      Awful first time meeting

i)       I accidentally punched you in the face when I was too overexcited about something

ii)      I thought you were my friend who’s just done something awful to me (read: cut my hair while I slept, dyed all of my clothes pink, etc. etc.) because you look similar from behind so I stormed up to you and shoved you from behind while calling you an asshole

iii)     You get the gist to this one

iv)     Oooh when you told me your name I thought you were joking because it’s fucking awful and I made a joke about it and things got awkward real fucking fast (perfect for a Hannibal au just saying)

5)      Weird places to meet/awkward meetings in general

i)       We live in the same block of flats but haven’t ever talked and Sunday morning we were both doing the walk of shame and had to stand in the lift together

ii)      “okay I know that being in the woods at 2am is a weird thing to be doing but my friend called me and- wait, why are you in the woods at 2am, fuck I’m going to die aren’t I?”

iii)     A personal favourite of mine – first day at a new job and oh fuck my boss is the person I drunkenly hooked up with last weekend/night

iv)     We keep accidentally running into each other I’m not a stalker I swear

v)      You live across from me in our apartments and we smile when we see each other but we don’t really know each other and oh you’re the stripper at my friend’s stag do/hen night fuck this is really uncomfortable

vi)     “My shower’s broken but I’ve got a date tonight could I possibly use your shower please?” “Oh sure (neighbour that I’ve been crushing on for the past six months) of course you can use my shower to get ready for your date (fuck fuck fuck)”

6)      Friends to romance – pining and all that wonderful shit

i)       You’ve got a date tonight and you asked for advice on what to wear but I’m so in love with you and damn you look good in the outfit I picked out for you

ii)      I really like you but you’re my best friend’s ex

iii)     You’ve liked me for ages and were really obvious about it and I didn’t like all the attention but now you’re over me I really miss it and fuck I think I like you too?

iv)     Somewhere along the way of getting into bar fights together, staying up all night with movie marathons, other friendship things, I’ve fallen in love with you but oh my god this could ruin EVERYTHING

v)      Friends with benefits oh wait I like you

7)      FAKE DATING HOLY SHIT I LIVE FOR THIS

i)       It’s my highschool reunion and I need a hot date so I can rub it in the faces of the people who hated me

ii)      My homophobic parents are coming to visit will you pretend to date me as an extra “fuck you”?

iii)     There’s a person who won’t stop bugging me will you pretend to be my partner so that they’ll fuck off?

iv)     I told my sister I have a boyfriend so she’d stop trying to set me up with people but now she’s coming to visit and I’m in too deep I need a fake boyf ASAP

8)      Soulmate aus

i)       The first words your true love(s) will say to you are tattooed on you and why the fuck are their first words something really ridiculous like ‘I’ll pay you a tenner to punch me in the face’ or ‘quick what’s your favourite animal’ or ‘fucking shit hell holy fuck wow oh my god jesus h Christ fuck me’ etc. or even worse a really ridiculous song lyric like  the opening lines of uptown funk or a high school musical song or smthing did you have to serenade me the first time you saw me asshole?

ii)      You get an ‘impression’ of your soulmate when you turn 18 or something but all I got was a strong smell of bananas or an overwhelming feeling that Thatcher was a good prime minister or an image in my mind of a fucking unicorn

iii)     The more ridiculous the better actually

iv)     Something like whenever your soulmate sings a duet you can’t help but join in and my fucking soulmate is in a goddamn band but I can’t sing for shit

v)      Or maybe something like soulmates always sneeze at the same time and I cant be sure but me and this kid in my French class just sneezed at the same time are we soulmates or was it a coincidence (proceed w character trying to make themselves sneeze around said person to see what’s what)

9)      Alternate universes for real

i)       Mermaids

ii)      Siren and asexual pirate who doesn’t understand why all his crew are losing their shit that person has a nice voice sure but what the fuck is happening

iii)     Hogwarts

iv)     We live in a world where the greek gods are real and you went and got yourself cursed and now I have to go on a fucking quest to sort this shit out why do I love you again?

v)      Pacific rim au (either they’re drift compatible or one of them is a ranger and the other stresses constantly bc what if they die yes I have read a fic like this no I didn’t come up with this one but it’s fucking good) (also if you haven’t seen that film go watch it now)

vi)     Literally any movie or book universe you like tbh just go for it

10)   Other aus that I like

i)       I wanted to go on the ferris wheel but there has to be two people to a cart come on random person let’s go oh wait are we stuck at the top? Fuck

ii)      We work in the same office and you have a goddamn squeaky chair and you wONT FUCKING STOP SQUEAKING IT BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT ANNOYS ME

iii)     Our mutual friend set us up on a blind date and I thought I’d hate it but you’re actually… kind of funny? But because I expected to hate it in no way am I going to let you change my mind just because you’re gorgeous and funny and intelligent oh no my friend is not winning this

iv)     It started to snow and I’m the only one of our friends who would go outside with you – I soon found out why none of the others would go out in the snow with you (this works best if they’re new friends who don’t know each other all that well) when you shoved a handful of snow down my back and declared snow war

v)      It’s nowhere near Christmas it’s literally still November would you calm down about Christmas wait no why are you getting the tree out no stop please stop (if you do this pre-relationship you can have the grouchy one secretly finding the other’s excitement endearing and falling in love with them actually that works for established relationship too)

vi)     Current partner got a new job in America (or other country far away) and we’re getting by on skype calls and emails but it’s not easy and then I met someone new (can be poly or can be finding the OTP person)

vii)   You want us both to get in shape and I hate working out/running but your ass looks really good in shorts oh the things I do for my friends and their nice asses

viii)  Carrying on from 10.vii. you’ve caught me checking you out in what I thought was a subtle way too many times and now you’re calling me out on it what do I do???

ix)     You’re an actor/other famous person that I really admire and I just saw you in the street and as I was debating whether or not to say hi you came up to me and started flirting what do I do??

x)      You were waving at your friend behind me but I got confused and waved back at you and now I’m dying of embarrassment but you think it’s cute

xi)     I sat down in the wrong class and I’m panicking but don’t want to get up and leave because the class has started and you think it’s hilarious and shut up you dumb fuck you don’t know me aahhh

xii)   I’m a waiter at this wedding and you’re a drunk guest who will not stop hitting on me please I’m trying to work no I can’t dance with you omg let me find you some water

xiii)  Our best friends are that awful ‘cute’ couple that make-out in public and call each other “sweetie” and “sugar” and “babe” and god they’re awful let’s talk about how awful they are – develops into “shit we’re the awful couple now”

xiv)  You pissed me off in class so I threw a book at your head and now I’m in detention and jesus fuck I hate you so much and the teacher made me apologise and wait you’re cuter up close and the way you talk is kind of nice actually oh fuck no

Okay I could go on forever but this is over 1,500 words of auing already I have too many ideas christ

send me some to @theskyis-forever with a pairing for me to write :)

My brother’s best friend || D.H.

A/N: This was a lovely request  that I can 100000% relate to. If my brother and his friends ever find my blog than I never wrote this 😏

Word Count: 1.4K

POV: Reader

MASTERLIST

Originally posted by theanomex

It was freezing outside and I was shivering although I was wearing a beanie and a thick woollen scarf. Today of all days the school bus had broken down and I was left in the cold when all I wanted was to just get home. I unlocked my phone and dealt my brothers number, thankfully he picked up right away.

“What’s up little sister?” Phil greeted me, he clearly sounded stressed.  

“Hey, could you pick me up? I think there is a problem with the bus’s engine and I’d freeze to death if I walk all the way home.”

“I’m on my way to this meeting. I told you it’s today, didn’t I? Sorry, sis, I can’t pick you up right now.” Phil indeed sounded immensely sorry.  

“Oh yah, I forgot. Then I will just have to walk.” I said with little motivation. It was surely going to take me about two hours.

“I’ll call Dan. I’m sure he can get you, he’s coming over today anyway.”

Dan. Just the mention of his name made my heart beat faster. I had a huge crush on my elder brother’s best friend. Super cliché, I know. But how could I not crush on such a guy?

I will never tell Phil how I feel about his best friend. He would make it obvious and probably embarrass me in front of him. The chances of Dan liking me back were -11%. Do guys ever go for their friend’s little sister? I don’t think so. At least Dan doesn’t.

“Hop in” Dan told me, as I opened the door to his car.

“Thanks for picking me up.” I shyly smiled at him as I got in.

“I wouldn’t want you to freeze to death. Phil would have killed me if I left you here.” Dan laughed before he started driving again.

Why do guys look 100 times more attractive when driving? I could literally feel my level of nervousness rise by the second. Never had I been all alone with Dan before.

“So, how was school?” he asked me, keeping his eyes on the road.

I was glad that he decided to break the silence since I was horrible at starting a conversation.

“You are seriously asking me that?” I grinned as he laughed a little.

“Right, it was as boring as always.” Dan answered for me instead.

I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement. Dan took a quick glance at me and shot me a smile.

“Phil said you are staying over today?” I wanted to make sure that I heard him correctly.

“Yup, I hope you don’t mind.”

“Why would I?” I blushed a bit as I said that and hoped he wouldn’t see it.

It was getting pretty warm in the car so I took of my beanie and totally messed up my hair while doing so. It must have looked totally dishevelled because Dan was goofily grinning.

“Well, that’s a look.” He joked as I tried to quickly fix my hair.

“Shut up.” I groaned in embarrassment.

We continued to make small talk and joked around until we arrived at home.

“Thanks again, Dan.” I emphasised after we had both gotten out of the car and I unlocked the front door.

I didn’t know when Phil was going to get back from his meeting, I just knew that I was alone with Dan until then. Normally he would have come over later, but because of the circumstances he was here already. It was just me and him. Just us two. Alone in this house.

I threw my school bag into the corner the second I walked in.

“Looks like you are spending the afternoon with me. I’m the cooler Lester anyway.” I grinned as we both got rid of our coats and boots.

I always get super excited whenever my brother invites Dan over, being alone with him made my heart race and I had to stop my hands from trembling by taking a few deep breaths.

“So, that’s your room. I feel like the last time I was in here there were Barbie dolls all over the floor.” Dan told me, having followed me into my room. He was examining the pictures and posters that decorated my walls.

“You are definitely exaggerating.” I laughed “Do you wanna order pizza and play video games?” I asked Dan and as soon as those words had left my mouth his eyes lit up.

Ten minutes later we were sat in front of the TV, both holding a controller.

“Why are so good at this?” Dan asked me. He was clearly impressed and surprised.

“Who do you think plays these games with Phil when you are not here.” I answered, trying not to give away the fact that I was very much enjoying Dan’s admiration.

This afternoon was all I had ever hoped for. I have always been a bit jealous of Phil and everybody else who could see Dan whenever they wanted to. Now I was finally spending some time with him and it was going incredible well.

“You are going down, Howell.” I exclaimed halfway through the game. I was certain that I was going to win.

“You actually think you can stand a chance against me? That’s cute.” He said as if he was talking to a toddler and ruffled my hair.

“Dan! You messed my hair up again.” I complained as I tried to fix it for the second time today.

“Honestly, nothing can beat the way your hair looked in my car today.” He admitted, smirking.

I like to wear beanies okay? I prefer being warm over beautiful.

“Don’t be mean!” I whined and playfully hit his left shoulder.

“I said it’s a look. That’s a compliment!” Dan threw his hands up in defence and grinned at me like a fool.

“Okay, then stop flirting with me.” I told him jokingly, probably taking it a little bit too far in an attempt to be funny. He must’ve thought I’m a total loser. To my utter surprise, he blushed. I made Daniel Howell blush!

“I wasn’t trying to flirt with you.” He stuttered wide eyed. His cheeks were still red and he wasn’t concentrating on the game anymore.

“I know.” I assured him. The rush of excitement slowly vanished as I could feel my heart sink. Of course, he wouldn’t flirt with me. I knew that. Why would I expect anything else?

“Yeah, you’re Phil’s sister. I would never.” Dan babbled, trying to make it sound like he was totally revolted about the idea of me and him together.

“I know.” I repeated awkwardly, trying my best to not sound hurt.

“Can we continue-“ I started but Dan cut me off.

“Like, I would never. Phil would hate me - or even kill me. It’s not like I’m interested in you. And you are definitely not into me, right?” He rambled. It seemed like he was trying to convince himself instead of talking to me.

He didn’t even give me the time to answer before he was thinking out loud again.

“You are off limits. One just doesn’t kiss one’s best friend’s sister. Even if I wanted to which I certainly don’t and-“ He stopped himself in the middle of his sentence. His eyes were burning into my skin. We just stared at each other for a second before his lips crashed down on mine.

He was eagerly kissing me, stabilizing my head with his hand. I kissed back, like I had kissed him a million times before. This had to be a dream, right? Suddenly I wasn’t thinking anymore, it was like my brain had shut down and my heart and emotions had taken over. My inside was tingling, and I was nearly bursting with joy.

It was a quick but intense kiss and after we broke apart I was overwhelmed with what had just happened. Did Dan just actually kiss me?

“Didn’t you say you weren’t flirting with me and that you certainly don’t want to kiss me?” I asked Dan and although I wanted to tease him, I had an extremely huge smile on my face.  

“Yeah, that wasn’t exactly true. I was just trying to convince myself, but honestly kissing you is worth getting killed by your brother.” Dan was smiling too and shyly scratching the back of his head.

I just stared at him like a fool and he stared right back. We were both wearing big smiles and I was already fantasizing about kissing him again.

“Don’t tell Phil, but I -“ Dan started, but he was interrupted.

“Don’t tell Phil what?” Phil himself asked with raised eyebrows as he entered the room, looking at Dan and then at me.

The Rooftop

Summary: Phil’s been best friends with Dan all his life, and it seems like every night they were up to another adventure. Just when did that platonic, best friend love, turn into something more?

TW: uh, jumping off roofs (and being fine!), falling off roofs (and being minorly injured with nothing described in detail), um sickening fluff that will make you vomit actual cotton candy?

Word Count: 3.7k

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You’re Mine (Mark)

Plot: You and Mark are unofficially “a thing” but he’s too shy to confront you about where your relationship stands– which ends in a few misunderstandings during a night out.

Length: 3,001 words

Genre: Angst/Fluff

*A/N: A couple things. 1) My friend actually wrote this scenario for me when I was Mark af and she said I could post it here if I wanted to. So big ups to K.L. She also wrote this Jackson scenario and this JB one if you enjoy her ideas! 2) Some of Mark’s friend’s names are mentioned here for the sake of having character names. 3) I’m combining it with the drabble request I received for “You’re Mine”.

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You were 11 the first time Luke kissed you. Caught in a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare at Michael’s birthday. Luke picked dare, after being being teased for picking truth too many times. Both of your eyes widened in horror and slight disgust when Calum dared Luke to kiss you. On. The. Mouth. Your friends giggled around you as Luke crawled to your side of the circle until he was right in front of you. Everyone watched eagerly as they, and you, waited for Luke to take a deep breath and lunge his face forward so his lips touched yours for just a second.

The second time Luke kissed you, you were 18. Ashton had thrown a party at his house with way too much alcohol for everyone to actually handle. You and Luke were both drunk off your asses giggling like you were 5 years olds again with your hands swinging as they gripped each other tightly. You and Luke ventured away from the party, wanting to go on an adventure. You ended up at this small park around the corner from Ashton’s house and almost immediately started a very serious “who can swing higher” competition. When Luke jumped off his swing, upset because you beat him, you began slowing your pace as you laughed hysterically, proud of your accomplishment. Luke stood in front of your swing and grabbed onto the chains to stop you. Leaning over you, his breath warm and eyes heavy, he dropped his face closer to yours, meeting your lips together in a swift motion. Drunkenly, you allowed Luke to kiss you and you kissed him back, Luke’s hand finding its way to your cheek so he could deepen the kiss and you quickly relaxed into him. You were caught off guard but ultimately amazed at how good his lips felt moving with yours, his tongue tasting vaguely of mint and alcohol. When he removed his lips from yours, you pushed him away from you so you could run toward the play structure, Luke following eagerly behind. The next morning you both awkwardly tried to address the unexpected matter of the night before, mutually agreeing that you both wanted to forget it because it didn’t really mean anything since you were both crazy drunk.

The third time Luke kissed you was at the end of your first real date when you were 21. Luke had finally mustered up the courage to ask you out, it being years since he realized the true, deeper feelings he had for his best friend. You greatfully accepted his surprising invitation, for you had been wishing he liked you back the way you secretly knew you liked him for some time now. The date was simple and comfortable, since you already knew everything about each other, but there was something right about the way your hands found each other as you walked and how you both looked at each other, without caution, like the other was made of stars. When Luke walked you to your door at the end of the night, his thumb gently rubbing circles at the back of your hand, his eyes staring hopefully down into yours. As he began to lean in you subconsciously started up on your toes so lukes lips could meet yours with ease and a passion you had both been craving for so long. Because suddenly all the pieces in your life were fitting together and you couldn’t have been happier to have fallen in love with your best friend.

free! roadtrip headcanons
I wrote this at 1 am with my friend so that’s why there’s caps and enthusiasm.

•NAGISA WOULD BE THAT ANNOYING LIL FUCK WHO WOULD ASK “are we there yet?” EVERY FIVE SECONDS

•HARU WOULD SLEEP WITH A BLANKET ON HIS FACE THE WHOLE TRIP

•RIN WOULD BE THE ONE TO BLARE HARDCORE ROCK ON HIS IPOD, BUT HE WOULD HAVE A RANDOM TAYLOR SWIFT SONG OR SOMETHING

•MAKOTO OR REI WOULD BE DRIVING BUT RIN GOT AGGRAVATED THAT THEY WERE DRIVING SO SLOW SO WHEN THEY TOOK A RESTROOM STOP RIN TOOK THE KEYS AND WAS LIKE “nope. noPE WE COULD HAVE BEEN THERE AN HOUR AGO IF YOU SLOW ASSES WERENT DRIVING THE SPEED LIMIT”

•RIN WOULD LIKE “I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE” BY TAYLOR SWIFT AND HE WOULD MAKE GLANCES AT HARU WHILE SINGING IT
•SOU WOULD HAVE HIS EARBUDS ON THE WHOLE TIME

•AT ONE POINT REI GOT SO ANNOYED WITH NAGISA THAT HE SLIPPED SLEEPING MEDS INTO HIS APPLE JUICE (let’s be real nagisa is a child we would drink it) AN D NAGISA WOULD GET HIGH INSTEAD AND IT WOULD BE THIS HUGE DISASTER AND BEING INTERRUPTED EVERY FUVE SECS WITH LIKE “rei chan u look like a rhino. m y rhino chan” or “that cloud kinda looks like your dick rei”

•REI WOULD ATTEMPT TO READ, BUT EVERYONE CROWDS HIS PERSONAL SPACE, SO HE LOSES IT

•SOU WOULD IGNORE EVERYBODY BUT HIGHISA WOULD BOTHER THE SHIT OUT OF HIM

•NITORI WOULD STARE AT RIN THE ENTIRE TIME

•MOMO WOULD TRY TO TALK TO HIGHISA BUT IT WAS MAKING HIGHISA TALK MORE AND STAY AWAKE LONGER SO AT ONE POINT THEY HAD TO STOP THE CAR AND CHANGE SEATS BC MOMO WOULDNT SHUT HP

•THEY WOULD FIND A RANDOM BODY OF WATER ALONG THE WAY AND JUMP IN

•AT ONE POINT EVERYBODY GETS KNOCKED OUT AND SO MAKOTO IS DRIVING ANF SOU IS IN sHOTGUN AND THEY WOULD TALK BUT RIN WOULD SECRETLY BR LISTENING TO THEIR CONVO AND RIN WOULD GET SO JEALOUS LIKE “why is my stoical bf warming up with makoto so much????? huh??!!!” AND LATER RIN WOULD GIVE SOU THE SILENT TREATMENT AND SOU WOULD BE LIKE “r u jealous or something” AND RIN WOULD BE LIKE [blushed cheeks] “NO!!!!” AND SOU WOULD TEASE HIM ABOUT IT ANF OH GOD THIS IS SOME BADLY WRITTEN SOURIN

•THERE WOULD BE A GROUP SONG AT ONE POINT

•AND ALL OF THEM WOULD BE SINGING EXCEPT SOU AND HARU WOULD BE MOUTHING THE WORDS BUT LETS BE REAL RIN TRIED TO ACT ALL COOL AND SAY “this is stupid” BUT WHEN TAYLOR SWIFT CAME ON HE SANG THE LOUDEST

•MOMO WOULD WANT TO STOP EVERY 10 MINUTES BC CUTE GIRLS

•NAGISA WAS SO HIGH HE ALMOST SHAT HIMSELF SO THEY HAD TO STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE WHILE NAGISA SHAT IN THE HIGH GRASS. LUCKILY, MAMAKOTO BRINGS EXTRA TOILET PAPER AND HAND SOAP AND WATER BC HE KNOWS SHIT LIKE THIS WOULD HAPPEN

•RIN WOULD ATTEMPT TO CONVEY AN AURA OF ENERGY, BUT HE WOULD BE THE FIRST TO FALL ASLEEP

• rin: “it’s only 10 o clock!!!! and you guys are tired!!! what a bunch of losers!!!!”
[10:30 pm]
[asleep]
haru: lame

•NITORI WOULD UPDATE HIS RIN BLOG

•AND NITORI WOULD TAKE AWESOME PICS OF RINS HAIR

•SOU WOULD SECRETLY BE WRITING POETRY

•MOMO WOULD WATCH INAPPROPRIATE YOUTUBES THE ENTIRE TIME

•AND LIKE NITORI LEANS OVER AND ACCIDENTALLY SEES WHAT MOMOS WATCHING ANF HE STARTS SCREAMING (this is when everybody’s asleep in the car) AND EVERYBODY WAKES UP ANF THEYRE LIKE “HUH WHATBHAPPENED?????!!!!” AND NITORI IS LIKE “NAH NOT HING HAPPENED AHAHA I THINK I SAW A BUG” BUT THEN NITORI WOULDNT BE ABLE TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT BC HE KNOWS THAT MOMO HAS A WEIRD SPANKING KINK

•WHERE WOULD THEY STOP TO EAT???? HARU WOULD WANT TO STOP AT A SKETCHY RESTAURANT ATTACHED TO A GAS STATION THAT SAYS “FRESH FISH: INTRODUCING MACKEREL SANDWHICH” ON THE SIGN AND REI WOULD WANT TO EAT SOMEHWERE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOOD SO PROBABLG FANCY RESTAURANT ANF NAGISA WOULD WANT TO EAT AT A FRICKIN CANDY STORE ANF RIN WOULD WANT RO EAT AT AN INDIAN STORE (it’s canon that rins favorite food is curry) AND SOU WOULD WANT TO EAT AT CHIPOTLE ANF NITORI WOULD AGREE WITH SOU BC SOU WAS GLARING AT HIM ANF MOMO WOULD WANT TO EAT ON THE BOARDWALK BC ALL THE CUTE GIRLS AND MAKOTO BBY WOULD JUST GO WITH WHATEVER CAUSED THE LEAST CONFLICT

•JUST. ROADTRIP HEADCANONS AJSLDLDLSLLSLFKDKAHAKDJDKSMALS

please read this, i know it’s long, but it’s really important.

Hello, I’m a 17-years-old girl who lives in Ashdod, Israel, which is dealing with an attack. I wanted to try and let you see a day in life from another perspective. From a perspective of fear, panic attacks and a rocket hitting my home.
Today, Saturday, 17/11/2012.
In the middle of a wide military-operation, due to unexplained aggression towards Israel.
Like every day lately, an alarm, stress, running to the shelter with the rest of the neighbors, clinging on to each other and praying… “Please don’t let it hit here”. The alarm has come to its end, and now we’re waiting for the rocket to just hit and we could get back to the tranquility we deserve (until the next alarm hits us). We’re hearing the booms quite far, and then it comes. The building shakes.
I’m pushed back from the recoil, and looking around me I understand everyone else is too. Everyone’s in shock, not speaking even a word, looking at each other and understanding – the rocket hit the building.
In just few seconds, we can already here the sirens of ambulances and police cars. Several minutes pass until from the stairs paramedics are coming, sitting us in chairs and handing us water to drink.
They ask questions like “Is everything okay? Does something hurt? Can you speak? What is your name. please?”, and in addition ask logical questions to see if I’m not panic-attacked, “Where do you live? What is the date today?” etc.
The test was successful and so I was not diagnosed as panic-attacked. My floor is all right, there are none physically or mentally hurt. On the first few floors, though, it is imported that there are 10 panic-attacked people, and 5 people who are lightly hurt. It hurts hearing it, and it breaks my heart. I’m still in shock. Even though I’m not diagnosed as panic-attacked, I can’t speak. My heart beats so fast and I just can’t believe the rocket hit my house.
To some of the neighbors, it ruined the apartment. The kids are shocked and can’t stop crying. They lost their home.
We’re tested again and they don’t let us out because the third floor is ruined and it is very dangerous and appalling to walk through it.
Phones are starting to ring. What am I supposed to say to my family so that they won’t panic?
Few seconds later, another alarm. This time, the paramedics and the police officers are with us and they are calming us and protecting us.
There are none who are physically or mentally hurt this time.
Who am I kidding? There are people who are hurt. Our soul is so sabotaged that we can’t even put into words the big, wide hole. A whole which can not be fixed or covered.
How can one live from one alarm to another? How can one live in this fright?
I want to live in MY country peacefully. I want to hang out with my friends without the fear of an alarm catching us with nowhere to hide in order to save our lives. Why can’t I?
The answer is obvious: hate. Reasonless hate.
I want to live in peace.

Love and Family

In light of some of the discussions I have been having at school, I would like to share my opinions on Love and Family. I am posting it on here because it does apply to band and I would like to know others opinions. I will start by saying that these are my personal opinions and that I am no expert. I am warning you now, this will be a long one.

Pretty much every day someone at school comes up and asks me about my opinion on Love and Family. I don’t know why everyone finds my view so startling and wrong. Perhaps it’s because I go to a conservative Christian school. Perhaps it’s because those who don’t know me (or know me through theatre) think me to be cruel and heartless. My view on Love and Family is a simple one. I believe that real love is in no way required to be romantic. I believe that family is not determined by blood relation.
If I tell my best friend (female) that I love her, that does not mean I want to marry her or engage in intimate relations with her. I do, however, love her. In fact, in many ways (but not all) I love her for all the things I will look for in a future spouse. She is always there for me. She cares for me and cheers me up when I am sad. She makes me laugh. She makes me happy. But, loving her does not mean that I want to date her. It makes her my best friend.
If anyone has ever read my tags when I go on a rant, you’ve probably seen mentions of my other (male) best friend. Occasionally I refer to him as my best friend, but more often than not, I call him my brother. Most people would not consider him to be my brother. We do not have the same parents; we do not live in the same house; we are not in any way related. (We do actually look alike and get confused for “real” siblings, but that’s beside the point) All of that being said, he is my big brother. Period. I strongly believe that family is not determined by blood relations, but by choice. He is my brother because he does everything that a brother should. He protects me when something goes wrong. He stands up for me when I am being made fun of, even when I am not there to hear it. He talks me out of anxiety attacks. He gives me advice when I need it. He annoys me. He teases me (never in a malicious way). He makes me angry sometimes. He is my brother, and there is no question about it.
I post this on here because this may mean something to some of you like it means something to me. I know there are band kids out there who get made fun of because they don’t have/want romantic love, but they are all about the platonic love. I want you to know that you are okay. You are loved, and your love is valid. More importantly however, your band can be your family. I know we all talk about how band is a family, but for some of us, band is our family. I personally have been having a tough time at home lately with my blood family. I don’t know who I can trust anymore. However, I always know that I can come to my band family. My father is a lawyer. My dad is the band director. My mother used to teach but now stays at home. My mom is the theatre director. My “real” sisters are in elementary school. My “fake” sister plays violin. I don’t have a “real” brother, but my brother is the first chair tenor. It is perfectly okay if your band, or cast, or choir, or team is your family. It is no less real. Your family are the people you can go to when you need help or advice. They don’t have to share genes with you.

Sorry for the rant.

So if you’ve been playing ensemble stars and you see this achievement, this right here says to get 2 fevers in 1 lesson. My friend Semedre at the wiki wrote a pretty helpful guide for getting this one, so I’m posting for them! 

Things to know :

1) Your fever goes up depending on the number of boys in the classroom you’re having the lesson in (1 boy improves greatly, 2 boys improves well, 3 boys improves normal, 4 boys improves slighty)

2) You can improve your Fever by practicing in an empty classroom and choosing the 3rd choice when talking to the teacher

3) Going to the infirmary doesn’t improve Fever at all

What to do :

Choose an easy lesson, and practice only in classroom with one boy. If there is none, practice in an empty place : this will increase your Fever quickly. When you’re almost there, either practice in a place where there is 4 guys or go to the infirmary, but do not trigger the fever. If you must, keep going to the infirmary until the lesson ends.

Choose the 2 Fever Trophy lesson of your choice. Practice with only one boy, or in an empty place : if you managed your Fever bar well in the last step, this should trigger the Fever at the end of the very first round. The Fever will be active until the 15 rounds left mark. Once the Fever deactivates, only practice with one guy or in an empty place, and if you have mini-events with the event guy, always choose the 3rd option : that’ll increase Fever as well. Depending on this, you will either get the second Fever in the second-to-last round or in the last round before the final Battle.