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Monsters

Requested: Please do some daddy Shawn.

A/N: I don’t know why I try writing fluffy things, because they’re awful most times. I also changed the lyrics of LOFP a little, sorry.

Word count: 2,066

A faint noise rang in my ears, but not nearly loud enough to pulled me out of my heavy sleep. Only seconds later, I felt the faint squeezes on my arms. When I finally managed to open them, the room was too dark for me to see anything properly.

I rubbed my sleepy eyes, feeling just how sore they were. I blinked a few times, before finally being able to see shadows in the dark bedroom.

“Daddy, daddy” she cried again, forcing down my gaze.

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Vibrato: what is it even

I switched violin teachers when I was ten years old and went from one teacher preparing me for arm vibrato to a new teacher that taught only wrist vibrato. Many of you at this point are probably like “wait, there are different kinds of vibrato?” Yeah, kind of. Some people make the distinction between arm vibrato, wrist vibrato, and finger/knuckle vibrato. In arm vibrato, you’re moving your arm from the elbow with the wrist staying straight, 

while with wrist vibrato you’re bending from the wrist while your arm is staying mostly still. 

With finger vibrato, your finger is doing something on its own (but from what I can see, the arm is still moving). But which vibrato is the best kind? Since I could only do wrist vibrato and most of my friends do arm vibrato, I was pretty concerned about this, so I asked my teacher.

He said that he does a combination of different types of vibrato and doesn’t necessarily differentiate between them when he’s playing. Arm vibrato is often used in the most intense passages, while he does a lot of wrist vibrato in most of his playing. But he focuses on the movement of the finger.

When you do vibrato, the joint closes to your fingertips needs to be flexible. Not so loose that it collapses too easily, but able to open and close as your finger moves. You can also think about rolling back onto the left side of your finger (from your view point).

Note: the angle/way the finger works will change depending on which finger you use, but your knuckle should be flexible for all of them.

Also note: the movement in all of these gifs was slightly exaggerated

Okay, so we focus on the finger rather than worrying about if we’re doing “arm vibrato” or “wrist vibrato” and figure out what works best for us. The one thing you want to avoid is moving your arm and wrist at the same time in such a way that they cancel each other out! 

So I asked my teacher: How would you teach a beginning student? Would you teach like arm or wrist vibrato?

He said he would teach them the finger movement (in which the arm is not perfectly still, but focus is on the finger). I watched him and it looked exactly like arm vibrato. But then he said he would also have them do exercises as seen at stringpedagogy.com in which the arm and wrist are freely flexible, so the student won’t be told to keep their wrist stiff. That way, they can use their finger + arm movement or wrist movement to create the sound they need in any situation. 

“We’re going for a sound,” he said. So focus on the sound you’re making.

I hope this helps someone! Vibrato can be super difficult and confusing.

things maybe those other novelization posts missed

there’s been a couple of posts about the novelization highlights going around but whatever the world needs my thoughts right????

really just a rehash of my livetweeting sometimes direct copy and paste but whatever. LMAO THIS IS LIKE 5 PAGES LONG WELP SORRY FRIENDS. 

  • Even the excerpts from the rogue one novelization have not prepared me for the utter DRAMA that is cassian andor in this book omg
  • everything about bodhi rook made me cry. HE DOUBTS HIMSELF. THE ONLY THING HE’S SURE OF IS THAT HE’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
  • WHEN JYN IS AT THE LABOR CAMP JUST SO WE’RE ALL CLEAR SHE’D “RUN OUT OF FRIENDS.” SHE WAS WAITING TO DIE. HER CELLMATE HAD EVEN SAID SHE WAS GOING TO KILL HER AND JYN WAS LIKE “eh, the fight will at least be entertaining. I’m pretty bored so”
  • Hi. Just wanted to let you know that after Cassian said like 10 words to Jyn, she was imagining them on a date.
  • Jyn also is careful to try and shield cassian from a blast in Jedha city like you know just for safety and stuff. And standing close to each other. SAFETY THO.
  • Cassian: I’m cold, I bet Jyn’s cold. I’m tired, she’s probably exhausted. She beat the shit out of those guys, IS SHE CONCUSSED? CHILL, BUD
  • the. entire. time.
  • cassian really cannot stop thinking about jyn and how she’s fucking up his job/mission/life AND YET
  • the thing is CASSIAN IS VERY GOOD AT HIS JOB AS AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER. he’s wildly good at it. and he’s sharp. so smart. the book constantly shows him sifting through his mental catalog of info he’s VERY SMART AND VERY PROFICIENT AT HIS JOB

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She’s something else

Pairing: Bucky x reader

Warnings: Mild swearing, takes place in a strip club

Word count: 892

Request: by @insanitycreatesmonsters 
Please can you write this one shot for me!!! So I had this idea of the avengers needing to recruit people for this mission, and tony knows a girl who is as good as natasha who is working undercover at basically a strip club type place. And so they all go there to find her yet tony only says something like you’ll know her when you see her about her appearance and bucky ends up finding her first but with the style of the song ‘Guys My Age’ by Hey Violet when the bass drops. Thankss!!! xxx

A/N: Sorry it’s so short but I hope you like it!

Originally posted by marvel-dirtbag

Bucky’s POV

“Natasha is still injured from our last mission, so we are going to need someone with similar skill sets who would be available to join the team for a short time. Does anyone have any recommendations?” Fury questioned with his powerful voice. The whole team was stationed in the mission briefing room. In two days we were leaving to shut down a small hydra op in the Canadian wilderness.

Thinking over Fury’s question, we all looked at each other seemingly not coming up with any ideas. That is until Tony’s eyes widened and caught all of our attention.

“Oh, I think I’ve got someone” Tony beamed. “Her name is Y/N L/N and I’ve seen her in the field before. She’s practically unstoppable. The last I heard was that she was undercover, but I’m sure she’d be able to help us out for a few days if our good pal Director Fury here could track her down for us” Tony smirked. I, for one, was a little shocked that Tony actually had a good idea. Fury agreed to his plan and set out to find whoever Y/N is.

While Fury did his research to find Y/N, the rest of us went into the common area to watch some TV and hang out.

“So Tony, what’s Y/N like?” I asked him, suddenly becoming curious of the new woman who I would have to spend quite a bit of time with.

“Completely badass, stubborn, and incredibly charming which is odd to say about a professional assassin” Tony stated. He seemed pretty fond of the girl. 

Just then Fury burst into the room and ordered everyone to get dressed. She was working undercover somewhere downtown. We were heading out to find her.

The van screeched to a halt in front of a slinky, low lit building. We were in an area of the city that I had never been to before, which was saying something, because I grew up here. As we all got out of the car and approached the building Steve shot me a confused look. I shrugged back at him and continued forward with the rest of the team.

“Alright everyone, I need you to split up and try and find her. She’s in there somewhere” Fury stated and then started towards the door. I went to follow Fury until I remembered something.

“Hey Tony, what does she look like? I’m gonna need to be able to recognize her somehow.”

“Trust me kid” Tony said and clapped me on the shoulder. “You’ll know her when you see her.”

What does he mean? Whatever I guess I’ll find out.

As I opened the door to the building, the immediate smell of alcohol was shocking. Low rhythmic music flowed throughout the surprisingly large space and women with glitter under their eyes danced on stages. They were also just barely clothed. It was hard for me not to stare, but in my defense no one had prepared me for this.

I was raised in a time when seeing a girl in a one piece bathing suit was sports illustrated worthy. Yet, here I was surrounded by beautiful, half naked women. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t affected at least a little by their presence. 

Steve looked at me from across the room with severely reddened cheeks. His eyes were wide and I’m sure mine looked the same. Soon Tony grabbed Steve by the collar of his shirt and dragged him to the other end of the floor.

As I slowly adjusted to my environment, I began to scan the room for someone who I believed could be Y/N but no one in particular caught my eye. That was until I moved toward the back of the room. That was her

The song changed as she came into view. It was slower and more seductive. Her hips swayed to a different rhythm and her leg hooked around the pole to her right as she swung to the ground. She gracefully rose back up and her eyes met mine. Must’ve caught me staring. She winked seductively and resumed moving her body in ways I didn’t think possible until that moment.

The curves of her body and the way her hair fell made her absolutely breathtaking. Everything about her drew me in. The heat rose to my cheeks as the bass of the music vibrated the floor.

 I approached the stage and Y/N held out her hand for me to take. I was confused for a moment before she hopped down from the stage and used my hand for support. She looked me up and down and smiled.

“So, you must be James. Fury called and gave me a briefing about the team” she smirked keeping up her attitude from on stage, but speaking to me low enough that no one would hear her. She was undercover after all.

“Uh Bucky” I stuttered out.

“Hm?” she questioned.

“Call me Bucky” I said slowly gaining some confidence.

“Alright Bucky. Let’s get out of here before we draw any suspicion” she whispered with a smirk. Y/N gripped my hand and pulled me towards the exit still maintaining her attitude. As I got another good look at her all I could think was holy shit I’m in deep.

I wanted him to love me, god I did. But sometimes that’s not enough, and this time it wasn’t enough.
I never wanted to break a heart, not his heart but somewhere in between the I love yous and I need yous I got lost in translation.
His words were like the drugs I used. Addicting, but somehow they left you feeling emptier than before. Unsatisfied when the initial feeling wore off.
I was always prepared for heartbreak, for dealing with the numbness, the hurt. But no one ever prepared me for the way breaking someone else would feel.
They never told me breaking his heart would make drinking vodka taste like water.
That seeing him shatter would make everything go dark.
The way everything just drained from his face. The way his eyes dulled and went distant.
That’ll haunt me.
But fuck, the way he cracked a smile and told me he understood felt like a million tiny shards of glass embedded themselves in my lungs.
I swear I’ll never breathe the same way again.
—  l.b.

No one could ever have prepared me for the feelings I have for Khaji Da and Jaime Reyes, and more specifically for the BluePulse OT3. 

I had never even really considered it??? Like, Jaime and Bart wormed into my soul early on, but including this adorable fucking piece of shit scarab? Never crossed my mind.

But now I just have so many FEELINGS and keep WRITING SHIT and keep CRYING

and basically I blame you @fire-fira

Thank you for ruining my life. It’s a beautiful destruction and I love it.

I was tagged by the amazing and hilarious @dancing-the-hellfire-rumba Thank you for tagging me (and for your kind words, I’m all blushy here <3)

1. What subjects are you taking?
Um, well. Since you asked: i) Genres in English, ii) Theory and Critisism of Literature, iii) American Poetry, iv) Arabian Literature (don’t ask me, I have no idea what this has to do with my major in English) and v) Educational Phsychology. Just for this semester.  

2. What’s your biggest influence?
My mum I think. And lots of teachers (especially the one that prepared me for my exams to get into college. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and she taught me many things in the year we spent together.)

3. What country do you want to visit?

Ugh, so many. Spain and Italy for sure. France maybe and England, because, well, I am studying English after all. And the USA.  

4. What’s your favorite book?

So many. Ugh. Okay. “The Great Gatsby” and “How To Kill A Mockingbird” hold a special place in my heart. “One Day” by David Nicholls (gah, I love this man). “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern (this one only includes emails, letters, messages and IMs and no dialogue and yetit’s one of the most interesting, funny and heart-wrenching things I’ve ever read. Also, sort of inspired my baby The Promise.) “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes (FYI, I was sobbing in the last 30 pages and regret nothing) Αnd “Petro’s War” by my favorite Greek author Alki Zei. 

5. What are your sources of motivation?
I really don’t know. I mean, I am the kind of person that will do things because either they need to be done or because I’m really passionate about them.

6.What languages do you want to learn
Spanish and Italian.

7. Halloween vs Christmas
Christmas. I love Christmas. I love the Christmas trees and the snow and the smell of cinnammon and pine in the air and the little lights and the movies and the kindness people show to each other during the holidays and I love everything about it, okay?

8. How old are you?
19 but I will be 20 really, really, really soon.

9. Favorite season?
Spring. Love the sunny days and the flowers.

10. Favorite band/singer?
Another hard question. Okay. My taste in music is all over the place so don’t be surprised. Ed Sheeran. Frank Sinatra. Michael Buble. AC/DC. Kaleo. And I’ve recently really gotten into Blake Shelton and Chris Stapleton.

11. Have you had a good day?
Um, it’s been quite exhausting but yes, I think it’s been a good day so far.

I am tagging @ravengirl94 @winchestersnco @jpadjackles @impala-dreamer @imagining-supernatural @escabell @sharingan-rasengan-chidori @trexrambling @percywinchester27 @lipstickandwhiskey @fandommaniacx and everyone who wants to do it (I’ve tagged too many people I know. Sue me)

HQ Kareshi (Onsen): Ushijima Wakatoshi

Ushijima: I was right to entrust the choice of this expedition to you

Ushijima: It’s a nice Inn isn’t it? 

Ushijima: Should we go look at the baths as soon as we’ve drank this? You’ve been really looking forward to this right?

Ushijima: Did you know tomorrow is the hot spring tour? You really like baths don’t you

Ushijima: Did I reserve the family bath? What are you talking about

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i never really had a chance to express this anywhere so i might as well do so now

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