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Wrong Move // Ji Hansol

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the prompt: I notice you have no Hansol stories so I’m here to request one in honor of my baby (that will hopefully debut soon!!!) could I get one where his mother was super greedy so a witch cursed her first born (hansol) with gold touch? It’s really hard for him (obvs) but it’s even harder when he meets that pretty girl in the market place that he just wants to hold hands with. A little fluff but a lot of angst I want the ending to make me cry lol

words: 3006

category: lil fluff + lotta angst

author note: i hope this makes you cry like you wanted :’) i love hansol so much i’m glad i have that doctor!hansol fluff coming up bc otherwise this would be too cruel. i’m so proud of this i wrote it in only a few hours and managed to do 3k words bless

- destinee

Originally posted by neoculturedaily

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Honestly? People who are interested in having an entity companion should do their research, talk to people who already have them, ask the store they’re looking at questions, browse through old posts, and work on their abilities to sense spirits so they won’t be entirely guessing when their companions do arrive.

But conjurors have a responsibility too. Especially if you custom conjure or reverse adopt an entity for someone and they don’t click with the human, you can’t just throw your hands up and tell them they should just work it out on their own or unbind if they don’t like it. You can’t just be like: I’ve already taken your money so your problems aren’t mine anymore. Even if the listing was a prebound, new companions sometimes make mistakes and everyone can make impulsive purchases on occasion. You can’t just not care about either of the two people you put together because you’ve already fulfilled what you’ve been paid for. Conjuring shouldn’t be the same as any other business.

HEADCANNON TIME

ok so I’m watching a documentary called “end day” and I’m basically thinking: image evan watching this cause it’s about the world ending and I would bet a lot of money that that would give him a major anxiety attack cause honestly it’s gonna give me some anxiety and I’m not evan clinically diagnosed nor do i suspect i should be (which neither is evan but he is in my au) so anyway hear me out:

- it’s early in evan and connors relationship (just let me live ok i ship what i want)

- and they decide to have a movie night. nbd right?

- well conner wanted to watch a drama and evan, obviously, wanted to watch a nature documentary

- so they compromised, and connor decided to browse the web for an educational drama-documentary to make them both happy

-he decided on end day cause it was the first thing they found, so why not?

-anyway the show starts and evan hears the opening narration and immediately starts to worry cause 

- “i didnt ask what it was about, connors gonna think i’m being stupid if i dont want to watch it!”

-so he says nothing, watching through the first couple minutes, because he “can handle it”

-but then they show the little kid in the car, foreshadowing that he’s gonna die, and evan can’t take it anymore

-so he just starts hyperventilating a bit, and fidgeting in his spot next to connor on the couch

- and of course connor is a perfect angel and immediatly pauses it, asking evan if he wants to stop watching

-but evan, my smol child, cant articulate his feelings and just sortve gestures at the tv

-so connor turns it off, ignoring evan’s “connor, i’m fine!” and without a word turns on too cute and him and evan watch puppies grow up for three hours and cuddle

-and everything’s happy and lovely ok 

-thats all

Not Dead Yet (Part 33)

*Hee hee hee*

Pairing: Reader x Peter Pan

Warnings: language


Before Peter and I left to grab more supplies I handed Candace off to Devin. She didn’t like that I was leaving her with some stranger but it was riskier taking her with me to another realm. We grabbed a handful of coins from the treasure chest before leaving.

I had to force Peter to go shopping before we went and started having fun. He complied but was groaning behind me the entire time as I picked out new blankets, tarps, cots, clothes, and canteens to replace all the ones we lost. In the end we had to steal a cart just to lug everything.

“I only came because you said we’d have some fun. It’s been three hours now and I’m still bored to death.” Peter grumbled as he pulled the cart alongside me.

“We’re almost done.” I assured him, “We just need candlesticks and matches. Where do you think those are?”

“How should I know?”

“I thought you said you’ve been to this market before.”

“I’ve been to the inn.”

“I’m not gonna say anything.” I rolled my eyes as we walked past a string of vendors. “I take that back, was the whore you shacked up with the last time you were here happen to be the candlemaker’s daughter because I cannot find the shop anywhere.”

I turned around but Peter was gone. “Peter? Peter?”

I spotted our cart near the corner and saw Peter browsing in a shop. There was a woman that looked to be in her late thirties showing him an array of pencil and charcoal sets. “Ahem,” I stepped up behind him, “I thought you were tired of shopping.”

“For dreadfully boring stuff.” He picked up a wooden case filled with pencils, quills, and an ink pot.

“You gonna get it?” I asked, “If you want it then get it. We have enough money.”

“No, just thought I’d look at it. We need more important things.” he set the case back down. “Do you know where the candle shop is?” He asked the lady.

“Down this lane, take a right, it’s next to the flower shop.” the woman explained.

“Thanks.” Peter walked out of the shop and headed in the direction of the candlemaker.

~~~

After Y/N was done buying the supplies Peter and her settled down at the local tavern for her promised drinks. Currently he was trying to show her how to down a shot to hilarious results.

“You are hopeless. You have to shoot it back not nurse it.”

“I tried the first time, it burned my throat.”

“Come on pet, stop being such a princess.” he poured her another shot. “Go.”

“You’re just trying to get me drunk and you should know that no amount of alcohol is going to get what you want from me.” she took the shot a bit easier this time but still coughed. “Can we stop with the shots? I’m just not getting it.”

“You are no fun.”

“I am tons of fun.”

“Prove it. You said we’d celebrate however I wanted and this is how I want to celebrate.”

“Not my words but I did say we celebrate.” she reached into her pocket and pulled out a little wooden box. It was the same one from the parchment shop Peter had looked at earlier. “Consider this a celebratory gift.”

“I told you I didn’t want it.”

“When do I ever listen to you? You treat yourself all the time, this time it’s my turn.” she pushed the case closer, “Take it. You’re gonna need it.”

“Why would I need it? I already copied down the Believer’s face.”

“Not for that. I know you like to draw. No one gets as good as you without practicing a lot. You just don’t because it’s not the kind of activity the others expect you to enjoy. Stop being the fearless Peter Pan and just be you once in awhile.” she handed him a ream of fresh parchment tied neatly together with string.

“I will take this if you chug a mug of mead right now.”

“How about this. You take it, I’ll chug the mead, but you also have to draw me a new picture since Candace burned my last one.”

“Deal. Two meads.” the bartender set two steins in front of them, “You go ahead and start and I’ll get started on this.”

“I am going to hate myself in the morning.”

“Should we get a room?” Peter asked as she started taking gulps of the frothing drink.

“You had better. I’m not going back to Neverland like this.” she grimaced in dismay at the half drunken glass, “Two rooms. I am not sharing a bed with you again.”

“One of these days you will.” Peter took a sip from his own drink.

“Yeah but we won’t be sleeping.” Y/N muttered and Peter choked. He caught the devious smirk on her face as she downed the rest of her mug. “There, now get drawing.”

“As the lady wishes,” He picked up one of the freshly sharpened pencils and set a piece of paper on the bar. What to draw? Last time he had just given her a portrait of herself but seeing as how she was leaning tipsy on the bar that didn’t seem the best muse.

Y/N is a strange one. Without any effort she can worm her way into his mind and make him do whatever she wants. Keep the phoenix that burnt down the camp? Of course you can. Come shopping for supplies for hours when he had more important matters to attend to? Sure. Get some drinks and stay the night but with little to no chance of finally having sex?  Why not!

He knew he had to respect her. Not doing so came with consequences. What he couldn’t stand was how she knew that she had a certain level of control over him. She knew and she stretched it. She crawled and fought her way into not only being his best friend but also his most trusted confidant and second in command finally knocking Felix from his long running position. She had her own little posse that were more her followers than Peter’s anymore. She was dangerous, strong, clever, sly, and confidant. He didn’t want to think what she could do if she knew magic. If he didn’t know any better he’d be scared she might try to overthrow him on the island. His vicious little Lost Girl.

There she sat giggling to herself and stealing sips from his drink. She had brought him out to celebrate and she was getting drunker than him very fast. “Slow down, pet.” he pulled the mead away from her, “You’re gonna make yourself sick.”

“I’m fine,” her words slurred slightly, “You really think I don’t know my limits?”

“The last time you drank this heavily was years ago. You don’t know the meaning of pacing yourself.” he took a long pull from the mug.

“Who’s the fuddy duddy now?” she leaned heavily on him, “I thought you was drawing me something. There’s nothing there.”

Peter stared back at the blank paper. “Just not inspired enough I suppose. Come on Y/N, I think you’ve had enough.”

“No.” she pushed off him and almost fell off the barstool, “I think I want to try another shot. Get me another shot.”

The bartender gave her an amused smile before setting a shot of whiskey in front of her. She picked it up and shot it back as if she was doing it for years. “See? I got this.”

“If you say so.” Peter packed the pencil set and parchment away, “You stay here, I’m gonna go get us a room. Okay?”

“Yes sir.” she gave a salute that threw herself into another round of drunken giggles. He was going to love lording this over her when she was sober again.

“Good girl. No more shots.”

“Fuddy duddy.” she stuck her tongue out at him before stealing his mug again.

Peter left to get the room. He knew better than to leave her alone and got a room with two beds for the night. He also paid off the tab for all the booze Y/N drank. The whole exchange plus a quick check to make sure their cart was still outside in the stables couldn’t have taken more than ten minutes. He grabbed the key to the room and went to collect Y/N.

When he got back to the bar though his Lost Girl wasn’t where he had left her but instead was hanging off some redheaded clotpole in a corner like some common floozy. Without a moment’s warning he tore the guy off her and pushed him away. “Whoa, what’s your problem?” the guy snarked.

“Back off before you do something you’ll regret.” Peter threatened through clenched teeth.

“Petey, what’s the big idea?” Y/N glared at him, “Why you gotta ruin my fun?”

“I am never taking you drinking again.” Peter muttered to himself and pulled her towards the stairs. “Let’s go.”

“No!” she ripped his arm from him and stumbled back into the redhead. “I was having fun with…this guy.”

“Sorry, looks like the lass has made up her mind, Petey.” the idiot mocked.

“Big mistake.” Peter used his magic and the guy’s neck snapped with a sharp crack. The inn fell into silence as they took a moment to process the dead body on the ground. “Upstairs, now!” he growled as he pulled a stunned Y/N up the steps and shoved her into the room. He doubted anyone would come to throw them out unless they wanted to run the risk of getting killed too.

“Way to go. I finally get some attention and you break his neck.” Y/N pouted as she collapsed back on the one bed. “You’re such a prat.”

“I’m the prat?” he snarled, “What the hell were you doing acting like a tramp for? I thought you were too good to let alcohol affect your judgement.”

She rolled her eyes and started to tug off her boots. “So what? You can go off slipping it to other girls but the second I lay eyes on some other boy and you get all jealous? Hypocrite.”

“I ain’t slipping it to other girls and you know that. There’s no reason for you to be looking at any other guys because if you want that kind of attention you just come to me. Got it?”

“Blah, blah, blah,” she chucked a boot at him, “You’re not so special y’know? Really looking what’s the difference between what he was doing and what you do?”

“Well how’s this for comparison?” he crossed the room and pushed her back on the bed. He pinned her arms up by her head before pressing a hungry angry kiss against her mouth. He was half expecting her to throw him off but given her drunken state she instead kissed him back.

Y/N broke her arms free and wrapped them around his neck to pull him closer. She was certainly stronger when she was drunk and a lot more clingy. All of which was fine with him.

She reached to tug off his shirt. “Not yet,” he pulled back away from her, “No need to rush things we have all night, pet.”

“I thought you liked me.” she mumbled.

“I do.” he pulled her up into his lap, “But you have to let me lead this time.”

“Okey dokey,” she ran her hands through his hair.

The heavy stench of alcohol on her breath hit him like a runaway carriage. She is really drunk isn’t she? Like, probably won’t remember most of what’s going on tomorrow level drunk. A part of him, a very loud part, told him to take advantage of this like he had been hoping to. Another very annoying voice told him that if he went through with this she would never forgive him.

“Son of a bitch…” he pushed her back. She gave him a confused look. “Sorry my dear, not tonight.”

“Huh?” she nestled closer into him batting her eyelashes, “Don’t you want me? Cause I want you. I really really want you.” she leaned in to kiss him again.

“I know you do.” he grabbed her wandering hands, “But you are very drunk and in the morning you won’t remember any of this. When we do get to it I want you to be able to remember every second of you giving into me and wanting me. Okay?”

“Boo!” she pushed off his lap and fell on the floor.

“Come here,” he helped her back up and set her on the bed, “Get some sleep.”

She rested back against the bed before the sound of her soft snores assured Peter she was fast asleep. He fell back against the other bed with a sigh. One day he’ll mute that stupid conscience of his for good. That didn’t mean that he couldn’t have a little fun. He looked back at Y/N as a devious thought drifted into his mind.

~~~

Oh sweet lord above. My head is killing me. I sat up slowly feeling like I was gonna be sick. I am never drinking ever again. This has to be a hundred times worse than the last time Peter and I went drinking. At least this time I didn’t do anything embarrassing. Or did I? I can’t remember much of anything.

I squinted against the harsh light streaming in through the window. Where was Peter? I could use a magical hangover cure. “Look who finally woke up.” Peter was sitting at the small desk near the door. “And it certainly is a good morning.” he eyed me hungrily.

“What are you–” I looked to where he was staring and yelped. I pulled the blanket up to cover my bare chest. Why the hell am I naked? “Peter? What happened last night?”

“You don’t know? I would have thought it was a night well worth remembering.” he smirked at me.

“Oh god,” I buried my aching head in my hands, “Did we…?”

“I’ll let you come to your own conclusions.” he reclined back in the chair. “After all last night you wanted me. Really, really, wanted me. Who am I to deny my Lost Girl what she wants?”

“I think I’m gonna be sick.” I rolled off the bed.

“Now that’s just harsh.”

“No, I mean I’m actually–” I clasped my hands over my mouth as a wave of nausea swept over me. I threw the window open and heaved over the side. Once the contents of my stomach were gone I sunk down to my knees and pressed my burning face against the cool wooden sill. “Kill me…”

“How about this instead?” he pressed his hands to either side of my head as my hangover started to abate.  “If this was gonna be your reaction I’m glad I didn’t actually go through with it.” Peter tsked.

“What?”

“Y/N, do you actually believe that you and I had sex last night? I know you were pretty far gone but seriously, does anything feel different?”

Now that he mentioned it I didn’t feel any different. At least not in the way losing my virginity should feel I suppose. “But if we didn’t have sex, then why am I naked?”

“Just a bit of fun. I wanted to see how you’d react if you thought we really did the deed.” he dangled my knickers off his finger, “I guess you’ll be wanting these back.”

“You ass!” I snatched them from him as I rushed to put my clothes back on, “You inconceivably obnoxious asshole! Don’t do that!” I proceeded to smack him over the head with my boot.

“Hey! Ouch! Hey–Ow–Quit it!” he grabbed the boot out of my hands. “It was just a joke.”

“Not to me! You don’t joke about that kind of stuff with me!” I shouted at him. “You are so lucky that you didn’t actually go through with it because if you did–”

“You’d chop me into tiny bits and feed me to the wolves?” he sat down on the edge of the bed. “Hate me forever? Never forgive me?”

“Well…yes,” I shrugged, “But most of all I would just be disappointed that you wouldn’t have respected me enough to wait for my sober consent for something like that. I know it’s just sex but I have some self respect. I don’t need your opinion of me lowered any more by giving you an excuse to think of me as nothing more than some drunk common tramp.”

“Y/N,” he sighed with a smile, “If I thought you were just some common tramp last night would have ended much differently. But you are not. You’re my Lost Girl and all that implies. Also I just got you to start talking to me again, why would I risk your wrath by doing something so dimwitted as belittling your value to me?”

“I guess I have trouble remembering that you don’t hate me.” I sat down on the other bed and drew my knees to my chest.

“You aggravate me for sure.” Peter laughed, “You’re annoying and stubborn and nosey and incredibly disrespectful–”

“Does this have an ending anytime soon?” I snapped.

“Almost. You’re also very hot-tempered, reckless, condescending, cocky, but also very kind, thoughtful, protective of your friends, loyal, and intelligent. Also if it wasn’t obvious you are an attractive minx.” I hid my pleased smile behind my knees. He noticed and reached to pull my face from its hiding place. “What I’m trying to say is that all those tiresome and endearing traits of yours are what make you my Lost Girl. You’re my friend, I can detest you but I could never hate you. Not anymore at least.”

I cast my gaze around the room so he couldn’t see how happy his words made me. “I don’t hate you either.” I mumbled under my breath, “I know I say I do but I really don’t. Not even close.”

“I know.” he held my face in his hands pressing my forehead to his, “If there is anything I can do to ease your worrisome little heart that you are not in fact just some floozy to me, name it and it will be done.”

“Anything?” I quirked an eyebrow up at the generous offer.

“Within reason.” he was quick to add.

I let out a small chuckle as I wrapped my arms around his neck. “Ironically, I can think of one thing.”


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anonymous asked:

Is there any way to sign up to read Unlucky Mansion in Korean (raws, essentially) without having to pay? Is it actual money or points that we have to collect in order to browse through new chapters? (I definitely don't mind waiting for English translations, I just like to look ahead sometimes to see what's coming, especially for Unlucky Mansion, can't get enough of it.)

Yup! I can give a quick walkthrough since the entire site’s in Korean ^o^

You need to have an account in order to use the free reading passes, like I am. For Unlucky Mansion, they give users a free read pass every 5 days, but I’d rather wait than be broke LOL

Go to their home page and you’ll see a screen like this.

The thing I circled in the upper right corner is what you need to click. It’s the Login button. 

Once you do, you’ll get a little pop-up window like this.

First time users should click on the box I circled in pink. After you make an account, you simply have to just enter your info during this screen to log in.

Below is the window that’ll show up afterwards.

I think afterwards you’ll have to verify your email or something, but I think that part should be straightforward when it pops up in your inbox. 

Now you can log in! Now at this point, some people get stuck since the site only lets you search for titles in Korean. This is the easy way to bypass that. Here’s the link to the Unlucky Mansion page. See that star in the upper right corner?

For you all, it’ll look like a gray star, but I already bookmarked it so it’s gold. All you have to do is click on it and that automatically adds it to your library. This way, all you have to do is click on “My Library” on the homepage after you log in and all your bookmarked comics will be there for easy access! I circled the My Library tab below.

So now you can access the raw releases for Unlucky Mansion! Now the problem is how to unlock the locked chapters. Right now, the chapters are free to read for everyone up until chapter 15. Chapter 16 and onwards requires payment or a free reading ticket. 

You can see how many free tickets you have at the top of the comic page. 

Unfortunately, these reading passes don’t stack, and they also expire after a certain time once you unlock a chapter. Once you do use the pass, that red bar will start ticking down for the length of 5 days until you get another free ticket.

Okay, so if you have a free ticket, here’s how to use it. Let’s say I wanna read chapter 29! If you click on it, that chapter gets checkmarked and a small tab thing will open at the bottom of the screen, like this. 

Once you click that red button, it’ll unlock the chapter! That bottom tab thing will disappear and the page will probably refresh. But now, that chapter should be unlocked for free reading! It’ll also show the time limit you have until that chapter locks again (it’s around a day). But if you just want to scan through the raws and get a glimpse of the action, that’s usually enough for most people ^^

I hope this helped! If you have another question, just shoot me another message and I’ll do what I can to walk you through it!

personal thrift shopper

i am imagining my dream job: i go to thrift stores all over the bay area and buy things that people have said they’ve wanted; i find awesome things that people are looking for, but they’d rather someone else find it for them. i really do enjoy shopping for other people, especially on a long-term time scale. I’d love to have lists of items people are looking for, and just go browse through stores and purchase things that would fit their list. If people wanted clothing, I’d take their measurements and ask about their preferences on fabrics and fit and brands, and then go find them clothes they’d probably like.

I’d also encourage them to donate their unwanted or unused items to thrift stores, and I’d pick up and deliver their donations to the stores.

I’d make money thru service fees for this labor (perhaps a percentage of each item’s cost or a flat per-item fee, plus delivery or storage fees if the client picked up the items from me).

it is difficult for me to answer the job-search-related question(s): what do you do better than most everyone else you know? what’s your specialty? I feel like i am really good at finding great things at thrift stores. kitchen items and clothes, in particular. I’m great at looking for things for a long time. I’m great at finding specific things in disorganized places. I’m great at noticing flaws and details. I’m great at holding a lot of specifics in my mind all at once and being able to search (and verify) for all of them.

i like the idea of saving people money and time. new things are so expensive! used items can be so cheap, but it can be time-intensive to find things you need, or unrealistic if you need things soon, if you can’t go shopping on your own, or your available hours don’t align with the thrift store hours. i love the idea of people being happy with their new used items.

i feel like it would be a scavenger hunt every day, and I’d get to check off items from lists a lot, which gives me a lot of pleasure. and I’d get to be alone and work independently while still nearby other people, and I’d have the flexibility to take breaks when i needed. this is an ideal work environment for me.

i feel oddly hopeful writing all of this. i hardly ever feel hope about job aspirations. it probably wouldn’t be profitable without a huge (and patient) client base, but I kind of want to work out potential logistics and earnings because this seems too fun to forget about.

SCREW FINDING YOUR PASSION.

Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus football?” You just ran around the playground and played baseball and football. You built sand castles and played tag and asked silly questions and looked for bugs and dug up grass and pretended you were a sewer monster.

Nobody told you to do it, you just did it. You were led merely by your curiosity and excitement.

And the beautiful thing was, if you hated baseball, you just stopped playing it. There was no guilt involved. There was no arguing or debate. You either liked it, or you didn’t.

And if you loved looking for bugs, you just did that. There was no second-level analysis of, “Well, is looking for bugs really what I should be doing with my time as a child? Nobody else wants to look for bugs, does that mean there’s something wrong with me? How will looking for bugs affect my future prospects?”

There was no bullshit. If you liked something, you just did it.

Today I received approximately the 11,504th email this year from a person telling me that they don’t know what to do with their life. And like all of the others, this person asked me if I had any ideas of what they could do, where they could start, where to “find their passion.”

And of course, I didn’t respond. Why? Because I have no fucking clue. If you don’t have any idea what to do with yourself, what makes you think some jackass with a website would? I’m a writer, not a fortune teller.

But more importantly, what I want to say to these people is this: that’s the whole point — “not knowing” is the whole fucking point. Life is all about not knowing, and then doing something anyway. All of life is like this. All of it. And it’s not going to get any easier just because you found out you love your job cleaning septic tanks or you scored a dream gig writing indie movies.

The common complaint among a lot of these people is that they need to ‘find their passion.’

I call bullshit. You already found your passion, you’re just ignoring it. Seriously, you’re awake 16 hours a day, what the fuck do you do with your time? You’re doing something, obviously. You’re talking about something. There’s some topic or activity or idea that dominates a significant amount of your free time, your conversations, your web browsing, and it dominates them without you consciously pursuing it or looking for it.

It’s right there in front of you, you’re just avoiding it. For whatever reason, you’re avoiding it. You’re telling yourself, “Oh well, yeah, I love comic books but that doesn’t count. You can’t make money with comic books.”

Fuck you, have you even tried?

The problem is not a lack of passion for something. The problem is productivity. The problem is perception. The problem is acceptance.

The problem is the, “Oh, well that’s just not a realistic option,” or “Mom and Dad would kill me if I tried to do that, they say I should be a doctor” or “That’s crazy, you can’t buy a BMW with the money you make doing that.”

The problem isn’t passion. It’s never passion.

It’s priorities.

And even then, who says you need to make money doing what you love? Since when does everyone feel entitled to love every fucking second of their job? Really, what is so wrong with working an OK normal job with some cool people you like, and then pursuing your passion in your free time on the side? Has the world turned upside-down or is this not suddenly a novel idea to people?

Look, here’s another slap in the face for you: every job sucks sometimes. There’s no such thing as some passionate activity that you will never get tired of, never get stressed over, never complain about. It doesn’t exist. I am living my dream job (which happened by accident, by the way. I never in a million years planned on this happening; like a kid on a playground I just went and tried it), and I still hate about 30% of it. Some days more.

Again, that’s just life.

The issue here is, once again, expectations. If you think you’re supposed to be working 70-hour work weeks and sleeping in your office like Steve Jobs and loving every second of it, you’ve been watching too many shitty movies. If you think you’re supposed to wake up every single day dancing out of your pajamas because you get to go to work, then you’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid. Life doesn’t work like that. It’s just unrealistic. There’s a thing most of us need called balance.

I have a friend who, for the last three years, has been trying to build an online business selling whatever. It hasn’t been working. And by not working, I mean he’s not even launching anything. Despite years of “work” and saying he’s going to do this or that, nothing actually ever gets done.

What does get done is when one of his former co-workers comes to him with a design job to create a logo or design some promotional material for an event. Holy shit, he’s all over that like flies on fresh cow shit.

And he does a great job! He stays up to 4:00 AM losing himself working on it and loving every second of it.

But then two days later it’s back to, “Man, I just don’t know what I’m supposed to do.”

I meet so many people like him. He doesn’t need to find his passion. His passion already found him. He’s just ignoring it. He just refuses to believe it’s viable. He is just afraid of giving it an honest-to-god try.

Here’s another point that might make a few people salty: If you have to look for what you’re passionate about, then you’re probably not passionate about it at all.

If you’re passionate about something, it will already feel like such an ingrained part of your life that you will have to be reminded by people that it’s not normal, that other people aren’t like that.

It never occurred to my friend that designing a logo is something that most people don’t find easy or fun. To him, it’s so natural that he can’t even imagine it being otherwise. And that’s why it’s probably what he really should be doing.

A child does not walk onto a playground and say to herself, “How do I find fun?” She just goes and has fun.

If you have to look for what you enjoy in life, then you’re not going to enjoy anything.

And the real truth is that you already enjoy something. You already enjoy many things. You’re just choosing to ignore them.

  ~  Mark Manson

anonymous asked:

hey amanda, on your insta like five posts back you posted a... cart?? thats the word you used? for playing vinyl and said its good for newbies and anyway im such a newbie that i dont even know what its called, but would you provide a link? inherited a ton of old classical + jazz records and have no way to listen. and the internet confuses me with too many options.

Yeah!! I’ve been in the exact experience before and I know how rough it can be. I suddenly made the (possibly irresponsible, since I was a broke college student at the time) decision to start collecting vinyl around this time last year, and it was pretty overwhelming. I got ha-ha’d by lots of arrogant record store dudes who pointed me right to the pastel blue Crosley players without a moment’s hesitation. Fun thing about being a women trying to take up a hobby is that pretty much every decision you make will be scrutinized by a male public, sadly. It’s nerve-wrecking…but don’t give up! I never believed it until I experienced it, but vinyl really is warmer, more engaging, and in my opinion the best way to listen to music, bar none. 

This is gonna be a long post, lmao, and I’m sure I’ll get some feed back or uh..spicy hot takes from anons later, but who cares. I know your question was about cartridges, and if you like, I’ve put it right at the end of my answer for you to scroll down to. But I think I wanna start back from stage one just because I’ve been meaning to for a while. Hope that’s ok. So uh. Enjoy some pics of my two little needle-robots & an explanation of how I got them under the cut. 

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12 Tips & Tricks To Score Cheap Plane Tickets

            Many people tell me they want to travel but can’t afford plane tickets. Why do plane tickets always have to be so expensive? With a little bit of planning and flexibility, they don’t have to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save some money. These methods collectively have helped me save hundreds of dollars. A couple of hundred dollars can sometimes be the difference between an opportunity to travel and getting stuck at home.

  1. Avoid flying between Friday and Monday. – Although this is not always the case, it is typically cheaper to fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Why? Many people work Monday through Friday and are only able to travel on the weekends. If a person wants to max out his or her vacation time, he or she might take a Friday or a Monday off from work. Therefore, flights are usually more expensive between Friday and Monday. Consider flying on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
  2. Avoid buying tickets between Friday and Sunday.  – Because people usually work during the weekdays, they also tend to shop on the weekends. As a result, prices tend to be higher on the weekends. Some people argue the best day of the week to buy a ticket is on a Tuesday, but you can also find deals on other days of the week.
  3. Avoid purchasing tickets around paydays.  – What do people usually do when they get paid? They buy things! Although paydays can be different from person to person and even country to country, many people get paid on the 1st and 15th of the month, on the last day of the month, or on Fridays. If possible, try to avoid buying flights around these times.
  4. Avoid relying on one travel website. – Most of us have our main, go-to travel website. That’s understandable, but as the saying goes, “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Even when you think you have found the best deal, you should check a few other websites just to make sure there isn’t a better one out there.
  5. Avoid purchasing a ticket too early or too late. – Most people make the mistake of buying a plane ticket too early. Deals on flights don’t usually begin until 45 days before a domestic flight and 60 days before an international flight. If you purchase anything further out, you might be missing out on a deal. Traveling on holidays may be an exception to this. On the other hand, some people wait until the very last minute to book a flight. Although you can occasionally find a good deal at the very last minute, it seems to be more common to find deals 3-5 weeks out. These last minute deals seem to be a lot harder to come by.
  6. Avoid flying at one specific time of the day. – The best way to find a cheap flight is to be prepared to fly at any time of the day. Sometimes this means you will have to be at the airport at 5:00am wondering how you managed to get yourself out of bed and to the airport in one piece. Other times, this might mean you have to stay awake until 11:55pm to board the last flight of the day. Cheap flights don’t always depart at an ideal time.
  7. Avoid flying to a specific airport or city. – Most people always fly in and out of the same airport. It might be cheaper for you to fly in and out of a different airport in the same city or in a different place altogether. Most people don’t consider this as an option. Try using a travel search website, like Skyscanner, that allows you to search from city to city, city to country, and country to country. It even allows you to search from one location to “everywhere” if you can’t decide where you want to travel.
  8. Avoid thinking you must always purchase a round-trip ticket. – Believe it or not, it might be cheaper for you to purchase two one-way tickets. You can also incorporate the previous tip and fly out of one airport and return to another one. Sometimes these options are cheaper than buying a round-trip ticket. Don’t forget to check this out!
  9. Avoid nasty baggage fees. – NEVER book a flight without looking at the baggage fees first. This is a big mistake that many travelers make. Sometimes you find a great deal with a budget airline and immediately book the flight, only to realize later that your luggage fees cost more than the flight. Add in the baggage fees and compare to your other options before making a purchase. If you still can’t manage to come up with the funds for a flight, skip the baggage! Sometimes it can feel liberating to travel with just a backpack or even nothing at all.
  10. Avoid flights with extra luxuries. – Do you really need to choose    your seat? Are you willing to pay $45 for a meal on a long flight? Are you ready to hand over additional cash for these kinds of extras? If you’re flying with a cheap airline, be prepared to fly with minimal services. One flight is only several hours out of your life. It might be worth it to spend a few hours in an uncomfortable seat or go without your comforts if it means saving hundreds of dollars – and, come on, how comfortable are planes anyway?
  11. Avoid searching without a private browsing setting. – Many people argue that travel and airline companies are beginning to increase the prices of tickets based on our searches using browsing cookies. Some people say that it’s best to search for flights using one computer and either switch devices to make the final flight purchase or use a different location with a different IP address. Although this has yet to be proven, it isn’t a farfetched concept. There is a simple step you can take to avoid the tracking without all of the hassle of using another computer or going to a different location. Simply use a private browsing setting when searching for a flight. Each internet browser has a different way of doing this. For example, if you’re using Firefox, try pressing: Command+Shift+P. This will open a new window with a private browsing setting. This mode will allow you to access the internet without keeping any search history, browser history, download history, web form history, temporary internet files, and, most importantly, cookies. All types of browsers have this private browsing setting and may be activated with different keys (just search on Google).
  12. Avoid flying on holidays. – This one is kind of a no-brainer, but it’s always important to remember. It’s understandable if you want to visit friends or family during the holidays, but you should consider traveling at another time. If you truly want to maximize your funds, save your vacation time for a long trip during an off-season. Your money will go much further.

            Well, I didn’t say it was going to be easy. Travel researching can take hours. Finding the perfect flight at the best price can take days or even weeks. If you put in the effort and follow these guidelines, you are bound to be successful. The cost of a plane ticket can make or break your trip. It can be the difference between going on an adventure and not going at all. Just remember that the biggest key to finding a cheap plane ticket is to be flexible – with times, dates, airports, locations, luxuries, and baggage. Embrace this flexibility, despite sometimes finding yourself in an unfamiliar place or feeling uncomfortable. Sometimes the unknown can be beautiful. Isn’t that what traveling is about?

Its On Me (2) (Mark)

Plot: you bump into Mark again after your initial convenience store run-in

Length: 973 words

Genre: Fluff/Angst/Chaptered Fic

*A/N: Part One // casually writes a sequel 10 months later… I hope you guys like it! I know I had various people within the past 10 months asking me to write the sequel, if you’re still around, I hope you guys like it too!!!! 

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askxatsushixkun  asked:

[[For the rare pair thing, can I have some AtsuKara pls?]]

Yes!! Here is some Atsukara!

I bet Atushi finds Karamatsu’s “perfect fashion” adorable

They love to go to shops together and just browse. They never buy anything because Karamatsu doesn’t want to use Atsushi’s money.

Karamatsu will also try to pay for as much as possible when they go on dates!

Resin Jewelry Q&A

So, I recently received this message:

“hi, so I’m a total 100% beginner to resin jewellery. I think it looks beautiful and really want to give it a go myself. The problem is, I’m not quite sure where to start. What do I need and what do the items do? Obviously resin, bezels, stuff to put in resin. But What is the Mod Podge stuff you use and why? Can I use ice cube trays as moulds? any and all advice would be so so appreciated <3 I LOVE YOUR WORK!! <3”

First, I’d like to thank you, princess-epikion for your questions. I love to get feedback and questions from you guys. =) Now, I’ll address all your questions. Note: I used stock photos from Michaels’ and Hobby Lobby’s websites because a lot of my stuff has already been used and fashioned into something.

To make resin jewelry you will need: Resin (duh), mold(s) and mold release or bezel(s). 

I know you obviously realize you need resin but you should be aware that there are different types of resin available: Clear casting epoxy, clear polyester casting and casting resin. All of these are usually sold side-by-side in-store and you could get in a mess if you don’t know the differences.

Clear casting Epoxy is ideal for small decorative items and jewelry in molds. You may also encase small items in it. Dyes may be added for color. These dyes should be nearby the resin in-store (if available) and will indicate they are for resin casting crafts. This is what I use and what I’d recommend you use. It is available at most craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels as well as online.

Polyester casting resin is for deep mold casting. Not recommended for jewelry-making.

Casting resin dries within minutes (unlike the previous two which can take 24 hrs or more) but it dries white not clear. It can be painted, stained, dyed, tapped, drilled and machined, however. It is a viable option for jewelry making but it’s to make replicas from molds not to encase things. I’ve only seen this sold at Hobby Lobby.

There are a variety of molds available to make pendants, bracelets etc. Hobby Lobby has a small selection of generic molds in-store but I would highly recommend browsing Etsy for specialty molds.

Now, if you use molds you’ll need mold release. Do not try to save money and use cooking spray. The internet says you can but it’s a lie. Your piece will become cloudy and unusable. Also, don’t think you can just skip using the mold release. Your piece could get stuck in your mold permanently and then you’d have spent money for nothing. Buy mold release. It actually goes quite a long way.

Clear casting resin isn’t just for molds though. You can encase all sorts of neat things in it. In that case, you just need the resin and some bezels. Bezels come in all sorts of nifty shapes, sizes and colors. They even comes as rings. Also, I’d like to note that you can use something as simple as a bottle cap for your bezel.

You can also cast images on paper in resin - photographs, printed images, mini pieces of art etc. Because paper is so thin you’ll probably want to seal it on both sides or in your bezel with mod podge. This is to protect against the paper becoming somewhat transparent. It is also very important if you’re going to encase something that was done by hand with ink because otherwise the ink will bleed.  Mod podge is an all-in-one sealer, glue and finish. It works for wood, paper, fabric, and other porous surfaces as a glue, varnish, or to seal and protect items prior to use in craft projects. It’s just great to have in general - if you’re not using it yet, you should be!

There are mini kits for resin jewelry-making that include resin and mixing materials and just mixing materials. However, I don’t use any of those kits but rather buy large packs of Popsicle sticks and plastic bathroom cups from Wal-Mart. I requisitioned a mini glass measuring cup from my mother that I reuse though. You will need to find a small measuring cup; preferably reusable so you don’t have to keep buying those little kits.

Also, whatever you use for resin crafts should not ever be used for anything else. Resin is toxic. Also, you should wear gloves. Your skin won’t exactly burn off but it can mildly irritate your skin and it’s just plain obnoxious to wash off.

Lastly, I have never used an ice cube tray to cast resin so I cannot give you a definitive answer as to whether or not it would work. However, if you want to give it a try then by all means please do. If you have a disposable tray, mold release and resin then it might just work. The plastic may be too inflexible though. If you do attempt it, please let me know how it went.

Well, I hope I answered all your questions completely, princess-epikion. If you or anyone else has any further questions then please ask. I’m always happy to be of assistance.

Stay crafty, my friends.

-M

Anon said: Yay the ask box is open!! Okay, can I request headcannons for Tsukishima and Iwaizumi and Kuroo for the dates they would go on and the cute couple things they do? (If that’s not already done) thank you so much!! Love your blog ❤️

These are cute


Tsukishima Kei

  • Kei is a bit of a sourpuss when it comes to dates, he doesn’t like anything to public 
  • That being said I could see him and his s/o go to movies a lot, because it’s still a date and they still get to be together but it’s not super public
  • I also feel as though if his s/o really wanted to do something he would give into them
  • Since it’s winter I bet his s/o would want to go holiday shopping with him but that requires them to go to the mall or to Tokyo City and I bet he would just not be into it but his s/o would want to go so bad he would tag along
  • Of course he would complain basically the whole time but his s/o wouldn’t care because they got to spend time with his grumpy ass 
  • They probably had to buy him something to eat/drink to get him to shut up but his s/o wouldn’t mind

Iwaizumi Hajime 

  • To be honest I don’t know what kind of dates Hajime would like, I feel like his is a really simple guy so when he would take his s/o out on dates they would be simple as well (???)
  • Like maybe just a walk in the park, or going to some really pretty garden (spring), or even just going to a greenhouse to get plants 
  • He is just really chill and likes realxing dates so I feel like he would also just like to chill at his house or his s/o’s house and just talk 
  • Painting together, whether it would be his room or his s/o’s room or canvases I feel like he would like painting and listening to music in the background 
  • Also cooking/baking together 
  • Hajime is a fantastic cook and he really likes to cook so I feel like he would consider something like that to do with his s/o to be a date 
    • Constant scolding of his s/o to stop eating all of the sweet mix

Kuroo Tetsurou 

  • I feel like Kuroo really likes planning dates for some reason, I don’t know why but I bet he just does
  • He knows what he likes and what his s/o likes so he usually takes things into his own hands and plans their dates
  • He normally doesnt have a lot of money but when he does he likes to treat his s/o to a trip to the city and browse around the shops or go to a cafe
  • His s/o is more of a ‘I got to spend time with you and that’s all that matters’ while Kuroo is ‘but I want to be able to spoil you/buy you things every now and again’ 
  • If him and his s/o are out and his s/o points out something that they like or think is cute he will buy it for them even if they tell him not to
  • Yet all of Kuroo’s good deeds don’t go unnoticed by his s/o when it is a special occasion (Valentines day, his birthday, whatever winter holiday he may celebrate)  they go all out buying Kuroo as many gifts as they can
    • Causes Tetsu to get super embarrassed but his s/o has immense pride to be able to get him like that

Darren Dreamer - The artist everyone talks about 

No matter if you’re really into art or just casually browse art blogs on the internet - Pleasantview has a new aspiring artist you can’t get past. With a vibrant tone and a rough texture, his paintings are truely unique. We have talked to the young man in an exclusive interview.

Q: Darren, you’ve quit your 9-5 job to work on your art. How did you get the courage to do so?

A: Well, I’ve been creative trough all my life, but since I became father at a very early age, I had to make money to support my family. After my wife died, I walked through a really dark valley – but all the sadness and depression made me think about what I wanted to accomplish. So, I thought: It’s now or never.

Q: What is the most challanging thing about being a painter?

A: Colors, colors are very important to me. I usually mix them myself. Getting all the supplies, and minerals… When people see the finished products, they usually have no idea how much time I spent just mixing the right colors.

Q: How do you deal with critique?

A: Oh, I’m my own greatest critc. There’s not that much people could say about my work that I havn’t worried about myself. But of course, rejection can be painful, since I always put my heart into my work. Usually it’s my son who cheers me up then.

Q: What makes a piece of art good?

A: I’d have to say authenticity. There are so many different styles of art, no matter if it’s conceptual, traditional or even performance art. The most important question, nowadays, is: Is it authentic? Originality is certainly a key element.  

Q: One last question, for our female readers: Are you single?

A: *giggles* Yes, I’m still single.

I was a broke college student, too sick to work and hungry for food and money. So in what felt like the ultimate move of desperation, I headed over to eBay to learn how much I could get from pawning off everything I owned. The answer: Not much. But while browsing, I also stumbled onto an area most people have never heard of: the Metaphysical section. Tarot cards and Ouija boards cluttered most of it, and then the truly weird stuff was parked in a section marked “Psychic, Paranormal.” That’s where I saw my first set of “haunted” dolls.

I knew they were fake. Anyone with half a brain would realize that. But I was intrigued by just how many gullible people there could be out there … and even more intrigued by the money. A doll could sell for as little as $20, but most go for upwards of $100. The truly evil looking dolls fetch even higher prices; I’ve seen haunted dolls fool people into coughing up a grand or more.

Not owning any dolls myself, haunted or otherwise, I headed down to somewhere that sold everything, and for cheap: the Salvation Army. I couldn’t afford a proper porcelain doll (I was literally on my last dollar), but a $0.50 teddy bear caught my eye. And just in case the bear itself wasn’t enough, I cooked up something a little extra for the listing – my own Paranormal Activity video.

People ate it up

6 Things You Learn Selling ‘Haunted’ Dolls To People

Library/Bookstore starter sentences
  • “If I’m going to find this book, I’m going to need more to go on than ‘the cover was blue’.”
  • “Hey! Quiet! This is a library!”
  • “Oh, I’ve read that one! Can you believe the butler did it?”
  • “Where could I find the, um… *whispers* erotica section?”
  • “So apparently ‘Young Adult Paranormal Boarding School Romance’ is its own genre now.”
  • “Ah, Zane Grey! Whatever happened to the wild west trend? I miss it.”
  • “It’s not ‘sci-fi’, it’s speculative fiction.”
  • “But why would I pay money for a bookmark? I could use any old piece of paper.”
  • “Excuse me, but I demand this book be taken off the shelves. Maybe burned.”
  • “Don’t you have anything here besides books?”
  • “Why do we call it ‘self’-help? I mean, the author is the one doing the helping.”
  • “Don’t dog-ear the page! That’s just disrespectful to the book!”
  • “Hey, no spoilers! I’ve only just started this one!”
  • “So, like, was this book based off the movie or what?”
  • “Oh, no, I’m just browsing. I only actually buy e-books.”
  • “I swear, I turned that book in months ago!”

Congratulations!!!

You have just received an unexpected $1,000 in extra money flow today!!!

Appreciate this extra $1,000 and put it in your virtual pocket.

As you go about your day, browsing online or out and about…

When you see things that you like that would feel really good to buy, use this virtual money in exchange for it and say…

“I can afford that!”

Use this $1,000 as much as you want to buy things today, and get those good feeling vibes of prosperity and financial freedom flowing high!!!

Witchy Wishlists, Year Two!

Everything went great last year and we had lots of fun, so we’re back again for round two! 

In case you weren’t around the first time, or you need your memory refreshed, here’s how it works:

  1. You make a wishlist, with no more than about ten items. You can ask for whatever you like!
  2. You post this wishlist to the tag #witchy wishlists. Only do this ONCE! You can reblog the post all you want, but only make one post directly to the tag. 
  3. After you’ve made your list, visit the witchy wishlists tag and find other wishes to grant! 

It’s really that simple, but here are some questions that popped up a lot last year that I’d like to address ahead of time this year!

  • Do I have to be a witch to participate?
    No! “Witchy” is meant to be somewhat vague and applies to not just witches, but also pagans, fortune tellers, and anyone who might fall under the “witchy” label – use your own judgement, no one will be judging you!
  • Is this an exchange?
    No!! There are no assigned partners in this and you don’t have to give anything to anyone, even if they’re sending you something!! While I definitely encourage you to look around at other wishlists to see what you can do for everyone else, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from posting your own wishlist to the tag and not doing anything else for the whole run of the project.
  • Is there an official tumblr for this?
    I decided early on to keep this project as casual as possible, because I don’t want to risk over-managing and sucking out all of the fun! So just visit the tag to find lists and ask me if you have any questions!
  • Can I still participate even if I don’t have any/much money?
    Yes! You can always post your own wishlist, and lots of people end up wishing for things that don’t have a monetary cost. You never know what people are going to ask for – advice, friends, music, followers – and sometimes someone will want something you already have and are able to send! 
  • Can I participate without making my own wishlist?
    Sure! Just browse through the tag and grant what wishes you can! 

Just like last year, Witchy Wishlists runs starting today, December 1st and will end on January 13th (my birthday!). So get to posting and have fun!

How to get free internet on US Airways flights

I accidently discovered this little trick while flying yesterday and I’m almost hesitant to share it for fear that the airline will notice and fix it. But it’s just too good not to share.

I don’t know if this applies to every US Airways flight, but this is for those flights that do not have any televisions and the airline lets you order and watch movies on your own devices. But in order to play the movies on your phone or tablet, the site will ask if you have the Gogo Video Player App. Full disclaimer, I was using an iPhone, though I would imagine this works for all devices but I haven’t tested it. Now, if you don’t have the app, it will connect you to the App Store and let you download it. Hit download and this is the moment when it seems to give you access to the internet, not just the App store! It seems to give you about a ten minute window of connection. I had no problem browsing reddit, getting text messages, etc. It may just be ten minutes, but considering they want an obsene amount of money for just thirty minutes, it’s not too shabby. And the beautiful part is you can keep repeating the process. Just delete the app, and start again.

Enjoy your free in flight internet!