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Peter Quill x Reader fic preview!

This is long overdue, but ta-da! Here’s a very short, very vague preview of what’s coming soon. I’m hoping to get it done by Monday. Enjoy :) 


He so desperately wanted to be called Star-Lord, but everyone called him Quill. Except for you. You preferred to use Peter, and maybe that was why he fell in love so hard. Rarely did anyone address him without a tinge of sarcasm or playful banter in their voice—something he was very guilty of reciprocating—but when you spoke to him, he felt validated in ways he never knew he could. You gave him a sense of responsibility. A feeling of warmth and excitement. A drive in life, fueled not by a desire for the admiration of others, but rather, a need to make you feel the same way he did: happy.

Your initial glimpse of Peter was the day of Ronan’s defeat. Hair disheveled. Clothes torn. Face scratched up. He was dancing to a song you hadn’t heard before, and your entire body reacted. It tingled and shook from your toes, to your heart strings, up your throat, to your brain where the sensation settled, leaving only one thought. Shit.  You’d gone through life thinking love at first sight was nothing more than a myth. But there you were. In love. Or something like it. You were stubborn when it came to things like that, and so you chalked it up to lust—somehow that felt more dignified.

anonymous asked:

But what if aliens didn't understand tough love? Or like the concept of having to 'touch the hot stove for myself' kind of stuff? Like Alien: HumanSteve said that doing that thing hurt, why would you immediately do it then? HumanJen: ldk I just wanted to see for myself if it actually hurt or not Alien: ???????

LOOK I HAVE TO SEE IT AND BY ‘SEE’ I MEAN ‘TOUCH’ THAT’S JUST HOW IT WORKS SPACE-DUDE

Real Estate In Japan

I know I made a “Housing In Japan” post in the past, but in this one I’ll be explaining important terms, conversions, and general information for housing searching. 

Here’s a Tokyo apartment I was looking at. I’m not packing my bags anytime soon, but I wanted to see what the average going rate was.

First of all, the description was just “2K”. 2K? What? Does that mean???? I was expecting something like “2BR+1B” or something.

So I went searching for the meaning behind the housing acronyms:

  • any number coming before an acronym is basically the number of bedrooms (or free rooms, whatever you’d wanna put in there).
  • K. After I read it, I was like, “oh. duh.” K stands for….drumroll everyone….Kitchen. So an apartment advertised as “2K” means there’s a bathroom, two bedrooms, and a Kitchen. 
  • DK. This one means that the Kitchen ALSO comes with a Dining Room!!!! They’re rarely separated by walls, so think of it as kind of a big kitchen. Sorta. There’s usually one of those bar things in the kitchen and then a separate space for a table. 
  • LDK. Ooh, this one gets fancy. This one means Living Room, Dining Room, AND Kitchen! None of these are separated by walls, and it’s definitely of the more spacious variety. 
  • R. Uh, yeah, this just stands for Room, as in number + R = rooms in the apartment. If you live in a 1R, it is literally one room. It’s basically the equivalent of a studio apartment, except the bathroom usually doesn’t have a divider/door.
  • SLDK. Now this must be high living. This one comes with a “Storage Room”, hence the “S” . Sizes vary, it could be simply a walk in closet or big enough to be a spare bedroom. 
  • J. J stands for -jo, as in tatami mat measurement, which is explained below. A room being advertised as “6J” means the room is the size of 6 tatami mats.

Otherwise, if you can read the characters, you can see it comes with a closet, genkan (entrance for your shoes), and a balcony.

Now for the sizing. If you’re a bumbling American like me, you probably weren’t raised with the metric system. Fun math fact for conversion: 1 inch = 2.54 cm. So then you can do the math on your own if you’re into that thing. I’m not, so conversion calculators for me. 

In the picture above, the bedrooms are marked “4″ and “6″, but not 4 sq. meters or 6 sq. meters. Although most apartments won’t have tatami mats, it’s still a standard unit of measurement in housing. So, the average size of a tatami mat is 1.62 sq. meters. So, doing the math here (I’m pretty sure you’d multiply the size of the tatami mat by the number of mats), the room with 6 tatami mats would be 10.08 sq. meters. But how the heck does that help me if I’m unfamiliar with the metric system??? So converting this to feet, it would be 108 sq. feet. The header says the whole thing is 28.28 sq. meters, which would be 304 sq. feet. 

Either way, I have no idea how much area square feet takes up, but looking at Google Images it looks about the size of a standard dorm room for one, so probably quite small to an American. 

But this particular apartment is a super good deal. It’s $900 a month in the heart of Shinjuku, one minute away from the train station. So pretty much a steal. 

Lastly, let me explain the difference between “apartment” and “mansion”, アパート and マンショ (apato and manshon), respectively. An apato is an apartment in a building that’s 2 stories or less. Manshon’s are 3 stories or more (highrise building). Just because something is called a manshon doesn’t mean it’s fancy. It’s just the terms. The apartment above is a manshon (a “royal mansion”, specifically).

Hope this was helpful, you might need it someday. ;-)

がんばって、
Ivey

Since I’m not going to buy any of these CDs, I have a hard time decide which cover is my most favorite XD
Peran yang Tak Boleh Hilang

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah, segala puji bagi Allah Rabb semesta alam. Atas kasih sayang-Nya, kita dikuatkan berada dalam barisan perjuangan ini. Atas petunjuk-Nya, kita sampai di penghujung pertanggungjawaban dunia. Dan atas luas rahmat-Nya, kita senantiasa mengharapkan berkah dari setiap jejak langkah.

Sholawat dan salam kepada Rasul Muhammad -shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam-, penggerak dakwah Islam, pendidik generasi gemilang, serta pemilik kerinduan terdalam akan kebaikan umatnya.

Jika kita mengibaratkan perjuangan ini seperti kesatuan pasukan, maka peran Ali ibn Abi Thalib dalam perang Khaibar menjadi satu inspirasi kita. Pembawa panji Islam. Yang mana kibarannya adalah pertanda umat Islam masih berjuang. Sebanyak apa pun tetesan darah menjemput kesyahidan, sepelik apa pun medan pertempuran, ia harus tetap bertahan.

Demikian pula yang terjadi pada Mush'ab ibn Umair di Uhud. Ketika musuh menghampiri dan menebas tangan Mush'ab, ia raih bendera itu dengan tangan kirinya. Lalu ditebas lagi. Sehingga pangkal tangan yang tersisa berupaya mendekap erat bendera di dada.

Pada dasarnya, menjaga kemuliaan Islam adalah tugas kita bersama. Membawanya ke dalam diri masing-masing adalah amanah di mana pun kita berada. Apa pun aktivitas, bagaimanapun “tipe” langkah kita, pesan kemuliaan itu tak boleh sirna.

Ah, bahkan hal ini bukan lagi tugas kita. Melainkan kebutuhan dan rasa kepemilikan kita. Ketika butuh dan memiliki menjadi satu dalam wadah cinta, maka yang hadir adalah pengorbanan dan penjagaan.

Maka lihatlah bagaimana Abdullah ibn Ummi Maktum yang dalam “keterbatasan"nya, "Tempatkan saya di antara dua barisan sebagai pembawa bendera. Saya akan memegang erat-erat untuk kalian. Saya buta, karena itu saya tidak akan lari.”

Dan dari sini, terucap terima kasih kepada seluruh pasukan atas kerja samanya menggenggam peran ini. Ketika tangan tak kuasa membawa, lalu kita bergantian. Ketika rintangan terus menghampiri, lalu kita saling memekikkan takbir, mengibarkan keteguhan.

Terima kasih atas peran-peran yang telah dimaksimalkan. Tidak ada pencapaian yang usai tanpa kesabaran. Tidak ada persaudaraan yang berjalan baik-baik saja tanpa rangkaian kepercayaan.

Semoga Allah menganugerahkan kita sebagai pembuka kemenangan. Selayak Al Fatih, sebagaimana harapan Rasulullah -shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam- ketika mencari Ali, “Besok akan kuserahkan bendera perang kepada seseorang yang Allah dan Rasul-Nya mencintai dan dia pun mencintai Allah dan Rasul-Nya. Allah akan memenangkan kaum muslimin melalui tangannya.” 

Pada akhirnya kita memahami, masa jabatan bisa saja diakhiri, tapi perjuangan tak akan pernah berhenti.


Note: tulisan ini saya rangkai sebagai muqoddimah Laporan Pertanggungjawaban Dept. Kajian & Training LDK Al Fatih. Tak ada harapan menaruhnya di sini (dengan beberapa tambahan), melainkan semoga ada manfaat dan semangatnya, serta bisa dirasakan kita semua. Terima kasih.


Salam bawa perubahan!


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