I think our culture only wants certain recovery and survivor stories. They have to be stories that are neat and finalized, with no loose ends. Stories that promise a return to “normality.” Stories where the survivor is now somehow unbreakable and robust, “inspirational”, having put all the shattered pieces back together in perfect formation so the cracks don’t even show. Trauma is left way, way behind on the road. But most stories of survival and recovery are not usually like this. They are fragmented, halting, changing and sometimes circling back. Sometimes they’re slow. Sometimes they’re so incremental that to an outsider it seems like progress is not even being made. They’re often stories of relapse and then recovery again, falling and getting up again, breaking and then putting it together again in a different way. They’re really messy stories. I don’t know if a lot of people can handle that uncertain, vulnerable space. And maybe that’s why we don’t get that many stories, at least in the mainstream, that tell the story like the shifting and often tender trembling thing it is.
I'm really interested in learning Japanese but I'm not really sure where to start with it.
It’s amazing how someone can teach themselves a whole new language by themselves. I self-studied Japanese and never used a textbook. There are so many resources for learning, online and free. You can learn just using the online or free resources listed here and beyond. But where do you start?
First, start with hiragana. There are many ways to learn it.
flashcards, or use quizlet to drill it into your head
Dr. Moku app ( has one for katakana too) I highly recommend this but $
Done with all that? Now, drop romaji. It’s dead to you. A little reluctant? Practice more.
Learn grammar next with vocab and kanji on the side. It’s hard to learn grammar without vocab and it’s hard to learn words without understanding some kanji. I know it’s tough but once you ride it out through grammar learning Japanese becomes much smoother and easier. It’s not as frustrating. It’s so fun.
Download Japanese dictionary and Japanese-English dictionary on iPhone in settings, go to dictionary on settings
After all that just keep practicing. Go to your best free resource, your public library and find books in your level, watch videos in Japanese, read manga, watch a film in Japanese etc.
Also, here’s a good masterpost that also lists othergood masterposts and more.
Here’s some miscellaneous advice I want to give beforehand I really hope you'll take:
Try using the Japanese dictionary the most, not the Japanese-English one but the completely in Japanese definitions of words one. Use Japanese-English when you can’t understand the Japanese definition to help yourself. I found English words given to define Japanese words seem to be similar words or/and words the Japanese word is usually translated in. It’s hard to really understand the word exactly. To really understand the word I find myself having to read the Japanese definitions. This is literally what I give the most credit for my progress in Japanese. ( some good ones are kotobank and goo辞書 as well as the iPhone one.)
Learn loan words. Sometimes they aren’t used like the language it originally came from uses it.
Understand what radicals are so you use them to look up kanji. Lots of Japanese dictionaries let you look up by radical.
Practice stroke order. I mean my handwriting is messy but a least it’s legible and not as messy as it could be.
Some words use a couple different kanjis. Learn the nuances of using those different kanjis in the word.
Read news in Japanese
learn the culture. It’s impossible to learn Japanese without understanding the culture.
learn kanji by learning how its used and vocab. Here’s a post I made about that. It’s the same one above.
Change your phone into Japanese.
follow Japanese people’s accounts on social media, whether that’s here on Tumblr, Twitter or Instagram.
And lastly, Don’t lose yourself to discouragement. Keep going. I can’t tell you how good it felt to watch Jdrama completely in Japanese or read a whole adult novel in Japanese. I could see anyone getting there too. It takes time but it’s very possible.
Followers, feel free to recommend any resource in the notes:)
hi! can u do one where the reader is related to bucky or nat and the avengers know about peter’s major crush and sticks the reader and peter in one room until he confesses??
Pairing: Peter Parker x Reader
Description: Everyone in the Avengers building knew you and Peter both liked each other, it was obvious, except to the both of you. It got to the point where everyone was just waiting for you two to get together, so Bucky decided to take matters into his own hands.
Warnings: It’s so dorky?? And awkward aw
Word Count: 2,311
A/N: AHHHHHH, this was so cute to write and aw it’s soooo dorky I freaking lOVE IT. I hope you enjoy :)))))
You woke up to the sound of your alarm blasting your eardrums out, you had to put it on full volume, otherwise you would hit snooze and go back to sleep.
You groggily got out of your warm bed, mentally cursing school for ruining your happiness of what is sleeping peacefully.
You did your usual routine, not putting in much effort for school, because who was there really to impress? If someone did actually like you then at least you knew they genuinely liked you for you.
You walked out of your room, sweatpants and a t-shirt on, your hair in a messy bun, some mascara on your lashes and you were ready to go.
“Well doesn’t someone look happy to be alive today.” Nat teased, making you glare at her as you filled your mug with coffee.
You were a heavy coffee drinker, you tried to tell yourself it was because you were just a teenager and you needed it to stay awake, but you knew deep down it was because you lived at the Avengers building, and they weren’t exact the quietest people ever.
“How many cups do you go through a day? It can’t be healthy.” Steve commented, making you roll your eyes as you poured some cream and sugar into the mug.
“Enough to keep me awake and moving.” You added bitterly, giving them a clear fake smile as you exited the kitchen.
“See you later, gotta go.” You muttered, grabbing your backpack and leaving the house, taking a deep breath of the cool autumn air.
Autumn was your favorite season, it was when the colors of the leaves changed, when you could start wearing skinny jeans and warm sweaters, when you could wear cute scarfs, basically everything about Autumn was fascinating to you.
You walked down the sidewalk to the subway, your mug still firm in your grasp, you needed to wake up, you couldn’t afford to be moody at school today, you’d already gotten in trouble many times before.
You soon reached your stop, hopping off the subway, walking up to the school, taking a good look before bracing yourself to enter.
“Hey Y/N!” Someone shouted, you gave a brief wave, while sipping your coffee.
“Y/N, did you see that Carly and Eric are dating?” Someone else shouted, making you shrug and walk away.
You didn’t know why people were so intent on talking to you, you wished they’d just leave you all alone.
You walked into class, sitting down in your seat, placing your mug of coffee on the table, before resting your head against the cold surface.
“Y/N..” A voice mumbled, making you let out a groan and turn to see who was trying to interrupt your miniature nap.
“Yes?” You muttered, before locking eyes with the all too famous brown ones.
“I uh, um, you’re in my seat?” Peter smiled slightly, making your eyes widen slightly, as you sat up, and sure enough you were in his seat.
“Sorry, that’s so embarrassing.” You apologized, grabbing your belongings and moving to the other seat, yes, you both did next to each other, but it was still awkward since you were basically sprawled out on his side.
“N-No! It’s fine, I mean, it’s cool. N-No worries.” Peter stammered, his cheeks a light shade of pink, but you were too tired to notice.
Class soon started and you were bored out of your mind, normally you loved Chemistry, mixing chemicals together and creating something, but today all you did was take notes and you were doing your best to not fall asleep right then and there.
Peter could sense your tired state, in fact he knew just how tired you were since he was actually at the Avengers building those previous nights.
He knew you could barely get any sleep because Tony kept throwing ’friendly gatherings’ which is more a huge party.
“Y/N, hey.” Peter mumbled, placing his hand on your shoulder, shaking you slightly as your eyes reopened, your vision a bit blurry since you had been zoning out.
“Hmm?” You hummed, glancing over at him, your eyes locking for a brief second before he looked away.
“You were falling asleep.. Again..” He whispered, glancing at you as you yawned.
“Yeah, I know.” You sighed, rubbing your forehead, before continuing your note taking, there were certain moments you were thankful for Peter, and this was one of them.
He always seemed to know when you needed him, it was like he could sense it, sure you knew he was Spider-Man, but his senses were for when he knew people were in trouble, and the last you checked you were totally fine, except maybe sleep deprived.
You made a mental note to kill Tony later.
Your classes went by in a blur, you had gone to your English class, fell asleep there, went to lunch, took another nap, also where Peter once again woke you up as lunch was ending, then to History, where you once again found yourself sleeping, then lastly your Math class, where once again Peter saved you from being caught sleeping.
It was getting to the point where Peter was worried for you well-being, each time he saw you all day you looked even worse than before, he knew you drank coffee, but that didn’t even seem to be helpful today.
Normally when he saw you, you looked brighter and happier, of course with your coffee in your hand too, but whenever you’d see each other a huge smile would appear on your face, making his heart race.
But today was different, he’d spent the entire day worrying about you, making sure you were okay and not zoning out too much.
Everyone knew Peter liked you, it was as obvious as it could be, except to you, you seemed to be the only one who couldn’t see what everyone else did.
The final bell rang, meaning school was over, and you could go home and take the nap you dreadfully needed.
You were quick to exit the building, however Peter and Ned were right behind you, just making sure you were okay.
“Dude, what is with her today? She fell asleep during English and History.” Ned commented, making Peter’s eyes fill with worry.
“I know, she zoned out in Chem, and then fell asleep in Math.” Peter bit his lip nervously, watching as you impatiently waited for the subway.
“I bet you helped her didn’t you.” Ned wiggled his eyebrows at Peter, making his eyes widen, and hit his best friend.
“Why don’t you just announce it to the whole world Ned.” Peter whisper shouted, making Ned snort out in response.
“Bro, everyone knows you have a thing for Y/N, it’s clear as day.” Ned laughed, before walking to the subway that had arrived, Peter rolling his eyes as he followed behind.
You however were sitting on the subway, your head leaning against the window as your eyes fell shut.
Peter saw you asleep once again, and there was no way he was going to let anything happen to you, therefore, he sat down in the seat next to you, and rode the subway all the way to the Avengers building.
Once arrived, he shook your shoulder slightly, making your eyes slowly open, then look to see who woke you, a smile spreading across your lips as you saw it was Peter.
“We gotta stop meeting like this Parker.” You joked lightly, making him laugh with you as you both got up and off the subway.
You both walked into the building, your mind snapping into reality as you went on the hunt for Tony.
“I’ll be right back, make yourself at home, which you basically kind of are already?” You laughed, making him laugh too, before you disappeared down the hallway.
“Parker! Just the man I was looking for.” Bucky grinned, making him gulp nervously.
“Uh, yes?” Peter questioned, as Bucky wrapped his arm around his shoulders, walking him into the kitchen where Natasha and Steve were both sitting.
“So we’re just going to cut to the chase, you like Y/N, which is so painfully obvious so don’t even try to deny it.” Nat gave him a look, making his cheeks tint bright red.
“Therefore, you need to tell her already so she can stop talking about you all day long it’s extremely irritating.” Nat groaned, making Steve laugh while Bucky rolled his eyes, Peter however felt his face on fire.
“You see Peter, Y/N, she’s my sister, whether you knew that or not, but I like to protect my family, and since she’s the only family I have left, I will do whatever it takes to make sure she’s happy.” Bucky sat Peter down on a chair, him sitting across, watching Peter intently.
“I-I would n-never hurt her.” Peter stammered out, his eyes wide filled with fear, he wouldn’t ever admit it, but Bucky scared the shit out of him, he had heard of him when he was the Winter Soldier, which was even more terrifying.
“Good, as long as it stays that way, I won’t have a problem with you dating my sister. But if you hurt her, I will kill you.” Bucky threatened, making Peter’s heart stop for a brief moment as Bucky started to laugh, making Peter nervously laugh with him.
“Now since that’s over, we need to go, you stay here, okay?” Steve grinned mischievously, as they all stood up, leaving Peter alone in the kitchen.
“Bucky! Quit pushing me! I promise I wasn’t going to hit him that hard!” Peter heard Y/N yelling down the hallway, he chuckled to himself knowing you had found Tony and apparently got caught before you could act out your feelings.
“Go, talk, mingle, I don’t know what young teens to anymore.” Bucky groaned, pushing you into the kitchen and blocking the door.
“H-Hey Y/N..” Peter stuttered, making your eyes light up at the sight of him.
You weren’t going to lie, you had a thing for your brunette haired friend, he was super cute and adorable and you always wanted to squish his face.
“Hey, did they scare you at all?” You laughed, sitting down next to him at the table.
“A bit, not going to lie.” He chuckled, making you groan and laugh.
“But they did tell me a few things, which is why I need to tell you something.” Peter played with his fingers nervously, instantly making you anxious.
You knew you shouldn’t have trusted them with your secrets, you expected since they were Avengers they could keep a tiny secret, but nope, you were wrong.
“Y/N, I really like you, I have for a while, and every time I see you my heart races and you’re so beautiful and.. Will you go out with me?” Peter smiled nervously, making you blush and look at him happily.
“Peter, I really like you too.” You whispered, grabbing one of his hands gently, before giggling quietly to yourself.
“And I would love to go out with you.” You smiled, creating a goofy smile on his face too.
“Thank god, I was so nervous.” Peter blurted out, making the two of you laugh.
“Lord, that was long, so glad that is over, you all are terrible at hiding your emotions you know? Everyone knew you liked each other, except for you two, you were both so oblivious.” Natasha laughed, walking into the kitchen with Steve and Bucky.
You both just blushed, embarrassed, but you didn’t mind at the same time, you finally had your crush, and he had his, and you both couldn’t be any happier.
Summary → Upon receiving his orders to join the 107TH, your mother insists on throwing your long-term boyfriend a wholesome, farewell dinner. But Bucky has different plans in mind. (Set in the 1940′s.)
Word Count → 3.2K
Warnings → Cursing, teasing, fingering, unprotected sex (use protection, kiddos).
A/N → Happy #FreakyFriday y’all! This is by far my absolute favorite smut I have ever written. Sergeant Barnes being a tease while wearing his uniform? Yes, please. Enjoy & as always, can’t wait to hear your feedback!
“Y/N, could you fetch the
floral arrangement? It’s on the kitchen counter next to the toaster.” Your
mother instructed, though she would never admit it to you, she was clearly a
wreck of nerves.
You nodded with a soft smile
before scurrying off to the adjacent kitchen. You found the centerpiece she’d
put together with ease, primarily composed of daisies and sunflowers, exactly
where your mother had said. It was perfectly arranged in a circular vase, it’s
meticulous beauty undoubtedly coming from your mother’s years working as a
florist. You took the vase carefully between your hands, gripping it tightly as
you hurried back to her.
“Where should I place it?”
You questioned, watching as she fidgeted incessantly with the table settings.
“Just there, between the
candles.” She pointed to a small space at the center of the table, not
bothering to meet your gaze as she adjusted the utensils. With a few final
touches, here and there, your mother straightened up and smoothed over her
apron. “What do you think?”
Sorry for the long wait you guys. I wrote this chapter while eating grilled cheese sandwiches and a cup of sweet tea lmaoo. As always don’t be shy to send me feedback and I need 100 notes for the next chapter, but I’m sure you know this by now.
The first thing you felt when you woke up was pain. Excruciating pounding in your head to be exact. Just the slightest movement made it worse and you silently vowed to never drink again, although you knew for a fact you were lying. You got a whiff of the scent of waffles and shot up, rushing to the bathroom to empty your stomach from the alcohol and the small bit of food you consumed the night before. God, did you feel awful.
You flushed the toilet and sat on the cool tile floors for a moment, deciding on whether you were strong enough to stand or not. It was then you realized that you were staring into Calum’s room after noticing the messiness and his navy blue and grey duvet hanging halfway on the floor. You stood up and grabbed your spare toothbrush to clean away the horrendous taste that was left in your mouth. After you splashed your face with cold water a couple of times, you decided to go find Calum. It had to be at least eleven or twelve, because usually Calum would still be asleep beside you when you woke up.
pairing: chanyeol x baekhyun genre/rating: smut, mature themes, college au words: 8k summary: baekhyun loves to play overwatch and doesn’t want to join minseok for a frat party in their apartment block, but gets forced anyways and somehow ends up in chanyeol’s apartment and in his pants
My friends and I discussed snoring headcanons and then it branched off into how the dads all sleep in general and I was wondering what sleep headcanons do you possibly have? (My favorite one we came up with is that Craig sleep talks)
Craig: The ultimate bed hog. He usually ends up spread out across the bed and whoever sleeps with him has to learn to just shove him so they have enough room to sleep. He’sa very good cuddler and will keep you feeling secure all night. I like the sleep talking headcanon, Dadsona probably wakes up quite often with stories to tell about strange conversations he had with Craig while he was asleep that don’t make a lot of sense but are funny.
Brian: He snores like a dad, if you know what I mean. Those snores that can keep you up even if you’re 3 rooms away. He lets Maxwell sleep in his bed every night and he takes the other pillow, until Brian has someone in his life, then Maxwell has to relocate to the foot of the bed (which he isn’t too happy about). Brian is big on sleeping close and his arms are always very warm and welcoming, a nice place to fall asleep.
Robert: Surprisingly cuddly, but only after he’s comfortable with you. His bed probably smells perpetually of cigarettes. Robert either sleeps in his clothes from that day or naked, there’s not really an in-between. Also he bought Betsy her own bed but she likes to sleep curled up with him. He’s an extremely heavy sleeper and probably snores a bit, especially on nights where he’s passed out from the whiskey.
Damien: Sleeps with at least 5 pillows and silk sheets. Most nights he falls asleep reading, book still in hand or toppled onto the floor. He keeps a glass of water on his night stand and he uses a sleep mask. Damien’s a light sleeper and he often checks on Lucien in the middle of the night, even when he’s a teenager, it’s just a habit he developed when Lucien was growing up.
Mat: Mat’s really good at sticking to his side of the bed, even when no one else is sleeping with him. He can’t fall asleep without some sort of noise, so he made his own playlist of soft music to fall asleep to. If someone is sleeping with him he likes to have an arm around them even if they aren’t cuddling, or at least he likes to hold their hand.
Hugo: A messy sleeper, the poor guy probably drools a lot. He usually reads before bed but he’s good about putting his book aside and turning off the light before he actually falls asleep. Loves to spoon. He also snores quite a bit, but nowhere near as bad as Brian.
Joseph: Joseph Christiansen has an entire nighttime wardrobe with everything from a robe to fuzzy slippers. He can’t sleep without something covering him so even on hot summer nights he has to have a sheet. Before bed he likes to take a bath then put on his robe and settle down into bed with a book and his grandpa glasses. Likes to go to bed early because he’s got 4 kids and they don’t let him sleep in late.
clubs: oceanography club, volunteer at the aquarium, and part time chinese language tutor
minghao is the kind of person that everyone knows by name but beyond that he’s a mystery???
like no one really knows anything personal about him aside from the fact that he likes animals and takes like 327093 bio courses for his major
when some1 asked him what grade he got for a lab minghao just smiled at them and left like that was his response and the person was like,,,,,,,what does that mean and jun (official minghao translator) was like “it means you dont ask people about their grades. esp not a genius like minghao”
tbh minghao just didn’t hear him because he was thinking about what snack to get from the vending machine but jun likes being dramatic and minghao doesn’t have the energy to stop him
sooooo why environmental science and marine biology?? well minghao has always admired animals, but after getting a volunteering job @ the aquariums gift shop in high school he got to spend time looking at all the different animals that exist in the water and he was just like holy shit
minghao “seals? basically water dogs. sharks? also basically water dogs except like maybe not as playful….angry water dogs there we go.”
he still volunteers at the aquarium but instead of just working in the shop he actually gets to help out the trainers and he’s even got to do the feeding show with the penguins and it’s adorable he just has the biggest smile on when he’s around all the animals
mingyu: “so like …. you know those sardines that you feed the penguins and seals like could a human also eat-”
minghao: “never speak to me again”
minghao’s interest and love for the animals is like very subtle, like you’d look at him and he’s standing there listening to music and he’s lean and handsome and you’re like ‘wow, he looks like he’d be a model or……a dancer’
but then he pulls out his textbook on the ocean and you’re like what and minghao’s phone case has jellyfish on it. it’s adorable. its like what you see is not what you get with him. its BETTER
he got into fencing after he found out dance team wasnt like an official sport and tbh he got recruited by captain jackson wang because he saw minghao tutoring in chinese @ the library and he was like wow cool another native chinese speaker!! so he went over to make friends and when minghao stood up jackson was like ‘you’re tall’ and minghao was like hmmmm??? and jackson was like ‘join fencing club’
at first minghao was like nah but dance team meet on the same days as he volunteers so he was like maybe fencing wont be that bad,,,, (also jackson wouldn’t stop chasing him around campus to join)
minghao in the fencing uniform with his hair pulled back with like a band ,,,,, imagine ,,,,,,
im also thinking like minghao whose wearing like khakis and like a windbreaker when he’s out in the field doing research but like on campus he’s pretty stylish like he has those grey sweatpants and street brand name sneakers and also
minghao with a helix + graduate lobe piercings…….one of the studs on his ears is a little starfish….ok anyway
so you’re always in the library because your roommate is …. to put is nicely……extremely social
as in they always have people over and you’ve got essays and tests coming up and you don’t want to try to be studying with the sound of laughter and other people yelling and so basically your dorm is the library
and every monday + thursday minghao sits at the table next to yours and tutors in chinese. a lot of the time though, no one shows up and so you kind of just see him sitting there with his notebook open, twirling his pen around his fingers and dozing off
and like a lot of people you just know him by name and it’s not like you really really really find him interesting, it’s just you two always see each other and you know at some point it becomes just common courtesy to at least smile at each other
but that’s all it is, smiles.
except is it? like u start noticing the smallest, cutest things he does. like the way he runs his fingers over lips when he’s thinking really hard about something, or the way his voice changes when he starts speaking chinese, the way he rolls his eyes when mingyu stop to visit just to bother him about food or something and the way he laughs and covers it with his hand when seokmin sees him and makes a joke
and oh god you tell yourself: do not develop a crush on minghao. it’s futile
but minghao notices you too.
he might look like he’s reading up on biohazardous chemicals affecting sea life but from the corner of his eye he sees the way your cardigan is slipping off your shoulder. the way you toy with the keychain on your bag. the way you hold you coffee with both hands
you two have caught each other looking but all you could do is just….smile. like oh it’s an accident, we didn’t meet eyes because we were staring…..
and then the ghost incident happens
and by that i mean, you’re staying late in the library once again because this time your roommate has a significant other over and they’re texting you like “sock is on the dorm doorknob if You know WhaT I m e an (((((;” and you’re like oh my god
but you had two 3 hours lectures today and your eyes are fogging up and you rest your head on your bag for a second and all you see is the outline of the person at the table next to you and before you know you’re lights out. zZZZZZZZ
when you wake up tho…….it’s quiet……like more quiet and you look up to see that the lights are dim and that the tables are all empty
and you’re like wth what time is it and when you check your phone it’s like at 3% because iTS LIKE TEN O CL Ock the LIBRARy CLSOED an hour ago
and you’re like holyshit no no no n o and you get up in a panic but then stop because…..there’s a person
also asleep……………at the table next to yours
and it takes you a second but you see the hair,,,,and the starfish earring and you’re like
carefully you go over and see that he’s laying on a textbook with candy wrappers near his hand and you’re like ?? he was here when i was first falling asleep,,,why’d he stay so long
but you gently shake his shoulder and he comes to and he’s like huh hmm??? and it’s cute he has his hair a bit messy and there’s a piece of candy stuck to his lip and you’re like !!!!! “hey,,,,we both fell asleep and i think we might be locked….in here…”
minghao wakes up instantly and he stands up and is like ???? seriously and you two walk over to the front where the librarian usually sits and ofc she’s not there and minghao checks the doors which are ofc locked and you both are like: we’re fucked
and you’re like “at least it isn’t dark-”
but just as you finish your sentences the lights go out and you’re like ARE YOU KIDDING and minghao is like the whole school has automatic lighting that stops at 10:30 …. the gym also has this,,, and you’re like o h
and minghao’s like “let me use my phone’s flashlight” and he turns it on and you both make your way back to the tables you were at and like it’s awkward for a moment until you’re like
“when did you fall asleep,,,,because i think i saw you before i - like….knocked out..”
and minghao looks down and is like um,,,,idk maybe at 8 i was just tired from practice or whatever (actually this is a lie and ull find out as we go in hehe)
and you’re like oh!! you’re on a sports team and minhao’s like yeah fencing and you’re like wOW thats cool i know jackson is the captain and minghao laughs because ofc everyone knows jackson
and its hard to initate conversation because u two have literally never talked and finally minghao is like “whats,,,whats your name? im sorry, i don’t know it..” and you tell him and he repeats it and then,,, say something in chinese??? and you’re like huh and he’s like “i was just translating it,,,i do that i just wanted to hear how it would sound.”
and ok your heart doesnt skip a beat because thats adorable except duh ofc it does
and then you’re like “oh, what if the library ghost comes out?” and minghao is like ???? and you’re like
“the library ghost! you know the one everyone talks about at freshmen orientation???” and minghao is like shaking his head because he’s like im a transfer i dont know,,,,but tell me
and you’re like OH well,,, there’s this story that there was a kid here in the 90s who used to get bullied in the non-fiction section by some mean upperclassmen and that one day he vanished and no one knows where,,,,but everyone says that he sits in that section and cries all night long because of the bullies!!!
and as you’re saying this minghao is like ……..really? and he just laughs at the end because ghosts aren’t real
and you’re like heY you don’t know that!! and minghao’s like “nah, there’s no way, scientifically it’s impossible.”
and you’re like,,,,,,,,but ghosts defy science and minghao’s like nothing defies science
and you get up and you’re like “let’s go check it out then!” and minghao looks up at you and he’s like ???? you mean go to that section and you’re like yeah…..ARe you SCAREd???? and minghao gets up like What NO
and its cute his all defensive voice and so you’re like ok!!! let’s go
and so the two of you venture through the aisles of books to the non-fiction corner and you sit down and you pat the spot next to you and
minghao looks a lil uneasy but he sits down
and you’re like hehe if anything happens he’ll freak out and i won-
but then like his shoulder touches yours because your so close and you’re like
,…….I ….D I d………not….think this…through……..
because now you’re confined in this little corner with this tall handsome boy and its dark and you start like short-circuiting because ohgodohogodohogohdo
and minghao feels you try to scoot away and he’s like nervous too he keeps fumbling with his phone and then suddenly there’s this loud screeching sound and you’re like
and minghao’s like WHAT
and you two jump up and you grab his hand and you two jsut start running
but then you hear the screeching sound again and you instinctively jump in fear and thats when you feel minghao pull you back into his arms
and your back is against his warm chest and he’s like whispering in your ear that it’s not a ghost, it can’t be but it might be someone else and you two need to get out of there
and you’re like ,,,, honestly you didn’t expect anything to happen so you just agree and let minghao let you go and grab your hand and run
and the screeching happens again and you’re like what The he LLL i S that
and minghao’s like,,, he sees the door to the library office is still open so he pulls you inside and shuts the door and is like GET dOWn if its a murderer he cant see us ok
and you duck under a desk and minghao is like leaning against the door
and the screeching noise gets louder and louder AND LOUDER and then the door starts being knocked on and you’re like oh my god im going to die. we are going to die
and minghao tries to hold it back but you hear keys and minghao pulls back and runs over to you under the desk
and when it opens…………..
the lights turned on the maintenance guy is like what the heck are you two doing here
and you and minghao are staring at him with wide eyes and when the maintence guy pulls the garbage can into the room the wheels screech against the floor
and you and minghao are like
oh my god …. we’re idiots
and the maintenance guy is like -_____- you kids are crazy how could you do something like that in the library, that’s inappropriate!!
and you get what the guy thinks happened because minghao is still clutching you against his chest and you’re like AHEM and minghao lets go
and you’re like no, sir we were locked in and we thought that you were a murderer-
and the guy is like ME???? a MURDERER???
and you’re like ThaTs not what I M ENA
and minghao gets up and he’s like ,,,,we’re sorry we’ll leave and pretend this didnt happen
and the maintenance guy like grumbles but flicks his arm and minghao grabs you before you can say anything and pulls you out back to the table to get your stuff
and once you’re out like its dark and cold and you’re shivering because this damn cardigan is thing and minghao shrugs off his sweatshirt and hands it to you and you’re like UM and he’s like “the walk to the dorm is going to be far.”
and you’re like yes but you don’t have to- and minghao is like “i have to.”
and so you put the sweatshirt on and its long and you giggle and minghao is like,,, that screeching back there sounded like an orca whale…and you’re like what an interesting way to describe a sound and minghao blushes but you cant see it
and you and minghao decide that if either one of you starts sleeping in the library the other person should wake them up because we do not need this episode to happen again
and when you go home, you can remember being pulled against minghao’s chest and you can smell him on the clothes and you’re like
wow. crush on minghao? me? you fuckingfjgof BET
and when you’re back in the library on monday you want to give minghao his sweater back
but when he walks in mingyu is there and you feel a little shy but you go over and you’re like “thanks for letting me borrow this-” and you pass it over to minghao
and mingyu is wiggling his eyebrows and minghao is literally like shut up and mingyu is like WhaT i didnt even say anything,,,,
before you turn back minghao’s like oh! here- and he passes you a couple of candies in red wrappers and you’re like ???
and he’s like “they’re from china, my mom sends me a bag every month. i know you stay here till closing, so remember to eat.”
mingyu voice: smooth moves man
you and minghao: blushing, except minghao is about to put mingyu into a chokehold and ur like gtg
and for a while it goes back to just smiling at each other and it hurts because you really,,,,really,,,,,,really like him now
and then one day you’re napping in the library again because your roommmates like dont come home if u dont wanna see something explicit
when you feel someone gently brush your hair from your face and slowly opening your eyes you see minghao leaning over you and you’re like hmmm
and he’s like OH you’re ….. you’re awake,,,, um……its just we promised we’d wake each other up if we fell asleep but i just-
and you smile at him and minghao decides that you know,,if he’s going to wake you up he might as well do it properly
so he leans in and pecks your lips and WELL THAt WAKES YOu uP
and you’re like !!!!!! and he’s like i uh i uh … uh i ……*incoherent noises in chinese* and you’re like
…wh…why?? and he’s like you’re cute thats why there i said it
and tbh minghao has always thought you were cute ever since he first saw you and you touch your lips and you’re like
you’re cute too
minghao: no you’re cuter
you: no shuttup you’re cuter
minghao: dont tell me to shuttup
you: ok then. date me
minghao: ok. let’s date.
the whole library: what did we just witness
and thats the start of a beautiful relationship
minghao moves his tutoring to your table and even though you arent studying chinese you dont mind it at all, seeing him talk and hearing him is enough to make you happy
and like on your first date minghao takes you to the aquarium where he works and points out all his favorite animals and shows you how to feed penguins
and while you guys are eating afterwords he’s like “oh , this is for you.”
and he passes you the sweater he let you borrow on the night in the library and you’re like ??? are you giving this to me
and he’s like “use it as a pillow for your naps in the library. sleeping on a bag must be hard. you can also….wear it…butimjustsuggestingyouknownobigdealhahah”
and like minghao is straight forward, so he’s like ‘wanna know when i started liking you?’ and you’re like ok!! and he’s like remember how i said that i just fell asleep because of practice that time in the library and you’re like yeah and he’s like ‘honestly i wasnt tired. i just wanted to make sure you were safe and you were sleeping so soundly and i didn’t want anyone to come over and wake you up. so i stayed until the end,,,and fell asleep looking at you.’
and you’re like .,,,,,thats so romantic what the hell and minghao’s just smiling like im glad i told you and you’re a blushing mess like shgnweo do you not,,,,,, see how adorable you’re being right now and minghao’s like ??? what no ??? im not adorable
you: yes you are what the hell stop it
minghao: how do i stop doing something i didn’t know i was doing ????
minghao’s literal older brother jackson finds out your dating because you come to watch minghao practice and minghao points to you and is like ‘they’re mine’ and you’re like HOW ARE U SO STRAIGHTFORWARD
and jackson is like HEEEEEEEEY YOU’RE CUTE AND MINGHAO MY SON IS CUTE I LOVE IT
minghao: im not your son jackson: lol ofc u r stop joking son
and minghao has always been so cool in your mind, like the way he looks is so calm and collected and he looks like a damn prince when he fences
and when he’s studying??? or talking ??? or you know idk existing. he’s a prince
but then u guys go to an all you can eat chinese buffet and wow. minghao can EAT and seungkwans like thats gross slow down but you’re like YESSS bABy you look So cute Stuff anoTher Dumpling in Yo ur m outh Thats the 14th one YESSS
you learn cute petnames in chinese and when u call minghao that it’s so funny to see him try and not blush
minghao invites you to come with him and the oceanography club on a study abroad but you cant go since its not your major and he gets all pouty and its so cute he literally lays his head in your lap and is like ,,,,, you gotta kiss me 3000000 times before i go
and its the corniest cheesiest thing he’s ever done but you love this side of him
you wore his sweater to class and when you went to pick him up from lab he almost tripped when he saw you wearing it because he was like,,,in public?? and you’re like ‘how can you literally go around parading the fact that we’re dating and yet i wear your sweater and suddenly you wanna die of embarrassment??’
jun gets squishy over you two and is like mY TWO KIDS in love and he like holds you and minghao in a group hug and you and minghao are both like ‘save us’
the aquarium gets a new baby seal and everyones like what should we name it and minghao’s like,,,,it’s cute,,,,,lets name it after my significant other,,,,,,,,,
you found out he named the seal after you and you’re like minghAO and he’s like its cute right look here i brought a plushie of the baby seal for you keep it
and you’re holding the seal and literally looking at him like how,,,did i get someone like you
and minghao chuckles and leans down to kiss your forehead and he’s like no no it’s how did i get someone like you……..
since you’re dating minghao people like walk up to you and they’re like,,,,so what is he really like
and you’re like he’s a meme,,,a soft meme …..he’s so funny i love him and everyone’s like ???????? meme????funny????? he doesnt speak in class?????
but you’re like my bf is the greatest and minghao is like my angel is the greatest and its cute you guys have each other and you meet because of a damn ghost. ……………ideal
➸ This was a lot longer than I anticipated. Bring me the holy water!
Namjoon couldn’t help but glance at you for the tenth time within the past five minutes. You would taunt him with the way you would open your legs to reveal your black lace panties before standing up to make your way over towards him to ask him something stupid. Every time you were next to him, you would bend down to meet him eye to eye just enough to reveal your cleavage and hot pink bra, but not enough to make it obvious that you were flirting in such a way.
Even now, as you opened your legs once again, only for him to see, you made your way towards him, a small, playful smirk running across your lips. You swayed your hips seductively as you lightly bit your lower lip, getting closer and closer to him.
“Mr. Kim,” you began, doing your usual meet him eye level, “I’m having trouble with understanding how the printer works. Can you assist me in the printing room? Teach me how to use it?” Your eyes glanced down at his lap, clearly staring at his slowly growing bulge.
He swallowed. “Of course,” he said, a small growl following. He pushed back, getting up from his seat before pushing his chair in. He clicked the computer screen off, eyes scanning his desk to make sure none of his personal belongings were seen.
Even if Namjoon was about to fuck the girl of his dreams, he still had to make sure nothing valuable was out on display for his coworkers to steal.
Finally, he followed you past several other cubicles on the office floor before entering the elevator lobby. To his left was the way hallway that led towards the printing room, to his right, the restrooms. He watched you, continuing straight for the elevator.
You looked back at him, a seductive smile revealing itself to him. “Fourth floor, Mr. Kim,” you said, pressing the elevator button. The doors immediately opened with a ding, you raised your brows expectantly as you entered the elevator. Namjoon was quick on his feet as he embarrassingly rushed for the elevator, practically diving in the elevator and barely dodging you as he walked to the back of the elevator. He cringed in embarrassment before turning around and staring at the lobby. You pressed the fourth-floor button, and the elevator doors closed with another ding.
The fourth-floor. That entire floor was dedicated to accounting. That entire floor had gone home for the day. No one would really be on that floor except for the janitor, but he tends to have earphones on, music blasting loud enough for the entire floor to hear it if it were completely silent. Namjoon knew because he went down there after hours while working overtime just to have a quick smoke. Opened the window, sat in someone named Tom’s chair, and stared out at the building lights as he took several long drags.
That’s how he met you. You caught him smoking and gave him the biggest lecture of his life about how smoking was bad for the lungs and how it leads to blah blah blah. He really wasn’t paying attention because man, were you a beauty.
He never knew you worked on the tenth-floor with him until you followed him back to the elevator, asked him the floor he worked at, and stared at him wide eyed when you told your discovery. You even sat diagonal from him. Could he be any lucky?
Hi Misha! I love your art, they're amazing! Can you do a little tutorial of how you draw Dan and Phil? Cause I kinda struggle on how to draw those cuties :3
Hello!! First of all THANK YOU!! <3 I’m sorry for answering only just now.
I’ve never done a tutorial before so I hope this will help you at least a bit haha.
I usually start with a really messy sketch and then clear it along the way but here’s a little breakdown on how I sketch their faces (keep in mind that I draw them in a stylised/cartoon-ish way :D):
As you can see, their faces are quite rounded, phil’s face is a little bit longer. I feel like dan has a little bit more rounded chin as well.
Their eyes and eyebrows are different too. Phil’s eyebrows are thinner than dan’s and his eyes are very big and round :) Dan’s eyes are more almond shaped.
Phil’s nose is very courved from the side, wheres Dan’s nose is straight.
Idk if this will help you but here’s my drawing process. As I said, I like to do just a quick messy sketch at the beginning and than change things and proportions and stuff like that later as i continue drawing. :)
Plot: Finding an injured boy collapsing in front of your house, you decide to help him, only to find out he’s associated with some underground business. After that fateful night, you surprisingly find him in the new class you had just transferred into.
Excuse me, ma'am? I'm going to need you to step out of the car and write 30,000 more words in that William universe immediately. Please and thank you.
His birth parents had a large house, but not large enough for them, his birth parents, him, and a few assorted extras who were helping to clean up the destruction that the world had been resorted to. William, feeling three times as awkward among the strangers, holed up on a day bed in Mulder’s study. It wasn’t terrible, actually; there was enough random newspaper clippings and books and dusty files to keep him fairly entertained, and Scully’s dog liked to sleep in there. As long as he stayed in that room, he could ignore the reality of the situation. It was the end of the apocalypse, maybe, and he was stuck in a house with his real parents and his birth parents, but at least he had some musty old ghost stories to mull over.
His parents (the real one) were resting in Mulder and Scully’s guest room. Technically, William supposed, Mulder was supposed to be resting, too, but he ended up skulking around random corners of the house more often than not. He’d accidentally stumbled into his study so many times that William was starting to suspect that they weren’t accidents. Mulder would usually punctuate the awkwardness by offering food. They’d shared a few awkward conversations over messy sandwiches in the kitchen, but they hadn’t talked, really talked, since the day Mulder had given him the picture.
The suits headcannons are 😩😩🙌🙌WOBDERFUL!! LLIKE SERIOUSLY, THE WAY YOU DESCRIBED THEM WITH SUITS IS JUST 🙏praissee. Please do continue them!!! Possibly terushima, futakuchi, noya, and tanaka?? THANK YOU SOM MUCH
Sure! And I see you have a type. ;3 Bonus Ushijima and Tendou for you.
Three-piece, a brown so impossibly dark that under the wrong lighting it’s almost certainly black. Notch lapel and two buttoned, his jacket’s loose and open on top of a pristine white shirt. The kickers are his tie and accessories- a rich, metallic dark gold with matching watch chain and pocket square, highlighting his bronzed skin and blonde undercut. A pair of simple cap toe derbies finish the look.
You see, he knows, that you’d expect him to wear something flashy to match his personality and his wicked tongue piercing, but he also knows that he looks like an oasis in a desert in black and gold.
He does indulge his flashy side with his surprisingly smart-casual array of clothes- another formal favourite of his is a black and white checkered jacket on top of a simple black turtleneck with black pants and shoes.
He’s a naturally slim person, but his suits are structured to give him the confidence to match his smirk. Pants slim fitted to shape around his sleek calves, it makes him look miles tall.
His hair, when he actually tries, is slicked back firmer than usual, and there are absolutely no wisps of hair blocking the sinful expression he shoots at you.
Playing with his cuffs when he’s bored just doesn’t kick it for him. He prefers to rest his weight on one leg and slide the tips of his fingers into his pant pockets cockily.
He’s always the first one to get asked to dance, with his rough undercut and slick outfit, and boy are they all surprised because this man, despite looking like a million dollars, dances like he’s earning his keep dollar by dollar.
Give him a pole. Give him a fucking pole, and you’ll be going home a few items of clothing short tonight.
Can you imagine Isak's face when he finds out about Evan's mums?Something like when Evan opened his locker in that iconic way.And maybe Evan didn't tell him, bc why it's completly normal and ok(and he's kind of bitch and loves teasing him)and when he brings him to a family dinner two sweet women rushed to hug Isak and give him kiss on cheek for greeting and Isak has that"what's happening"face( same when Evan kissed him after meeting the boy squad and "u r so hot Isak" sentence)&Evan is laughing
ok so, i lied. i made this into a (sort of?) fic. so, here’s 3k words of isak finding out even has two moms. i’m sorry.
Isak is maybe, possibly
freaking out. Just a little bit. Not actual, full on anxiety that makes him
feel like his heart is beating as fast as a hummingbird’s, but. He’s getting
Even had said it so naturally too, just what do you say we drop by tomorrow?, and he had actually looked
kind of nervous, to his credit, but more about Isak’s answer than actually
having him meet his fucking parents.
And of course it’s easy for Even, Isak has never once seen
him uncomfortable in a social situation. Even when they were standing in the
tram, stealing little glances at each other and smiling nervously, Isak too
fucking shy around Even to say anything, Even had managed to smooth his way through it,
awesome conversation, though. So it’s
understandable he’s not nervous about hanging out with three people he loves.
But Isak, he can’t even have lunch with his own
parents without feeling incredibly uncomfortable, let alone his boyfriend’s.
What would he even say? Hello, Mr and
Mrs Næsheim, I sucked your son off in the shower the other day, congrats on the
How long are you planning the next episode of W2H to be? Around the same time as the first?
I don’t have an actual runtime on it yet, but I’m estimating around 15 minutes… maaaybe 20. Depending on which scenes I decide to keep or cut or shorten.
The animatic I have right now is around 15 minutes, but it’s not anywhere close to accurate; there are 2 scenes that bookend the whole thing which I haven’t put in yet; and there are 2 big blank chunks of nothingness in the animatic as well, which were placeholders for scenes I hadn’t finished yet.
The reason I’m still guessing around 15 minutes is that in my experience animatics (before dialogue) are timed out more generously, just for your brain to kind of soak it all in and register what’s happening based only on your messy storyboards. Once the dialogue is dropped in and it can be timed out properly, it usually ends up being more fast-paced. At least that was the case when I worked on the first one (I thought it was going to be way longer than 10 minutes!)
So we’ll see. I know for sure it’ll be longer than the first one, just not sure by how much!
Keep in mind, my advice is to get most of these things at the dollar store/second hand if you can because if it’s your first apartment you’re probably broke as shit and it’s way cheaper to replace even if it is not as “luxurious” or comforting as you would want.
I’m sure that there are people who will look at my list and declare half of these unnecessary luxuries but everyone’s experience is different. these are the most useful items based on my experience.
Dish soap - because clean dishes keep you healthy and you can’t use all purpose cleaner on dishes.
Laundry detergent- because if your clothes are clean and well taken care of, people think better of you. people thinking better of you= better job opportunities= more $. If push comes to shove you can wash them in the bathtub and hang them to dry.
All-purpose cleaner- use this for everything. Yes, even your non-carpet floors. it’s a pain in the ass but it works.
Broom - gets the big stuff into a pile so you can get it off the floor, so you can work on getting anything sticky or greasy off the floor. Helps prevent pest infestations. They sometimes come with dustpans, otherwise, just use an old piece of paper like a flyer or something. They are also good for getting the big messy looking stuff off carpets, just sweep the mess towards a non-carpeted area in order to sweep it up.
Wash cloths / rags -these are great for everything from dusting to washing your ass and mopping the floor. Literally, any cleaning job just grab one of these. Dollar stores usually have them in 5-10 packs for $1
at least one spoon and fork, a spatula and one all purpose kitchen knife
ziplock baggies - can be off brand. you can store anything in these if you break it down in to small enough bits. great for freezing meals and meats for later
garbage bags or plastic grocery bags- personally I get so many plastic grocery bags for free that I don’t bother with garbage bags. take them out as soon as you can to prevent pests.
pot - you can’t bake in one but you can cook just about anything in one, also convenient for eating out of and mixing things in before cooking.
something to sleep on, whether a camping cot, a pile of blankets or a mattress.
a sheet - not only will it make your bed comfier to sleep on but it will A. keep a blanket pile in a more useful shape and B extend the life of a mattress
blanket - because it can get cold, especially if you don’t turn on the heaters in your house to save on the electricity bill
something to store your clean clothes and dirty clothes in - milk crates and cardboard boxes work well and are usually free/fairly cheap if you ask for them around the backside of stores.
personal hygiene products - because if you smell good people like you more and so on.
Toilet paper- alternately, if water is not a problem in your area, you can use your shower to rinse the waste off instead.
Plunger - because you may never need it but lord help you if you do need one and you haven’t got one. Not only is the clean up disgusting but repair bills are expensive.
First-Aid kit - should include bandages of various sizes and types, antibiotic ointment, mild painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen and anything you personally will need in an emergency such as prescribed medication.
Shower curtain - protects floor from water damage which is expensive
Light bulbs- if your apartment does not come with pre-installed light fixtures, get a small lamp that you can move from room to room as needed.
small tool kit for minor repairs.
Flashlight/candles - for power outages
batteries / matches - for the flashlight/candles
Emergency Survival kit - pack it yourself if you can’t afford a pre-packed one.
Fire extinguisher- like the plunger better to have and not need then need and not have.
carbon monoxide alarm/ fire alarm - these are supposed to be standard in the US but definitely not something you want to mess with not having.
your favorite condiments and seasonings
milk/ milk alternative
peanut-butter - if you aren’t allergic this is a good source of protein when you’re on the tight end of your monthly budget.