ok so i went to the listening session earlier and now im gonna try to type out everything i remember from each song. dont expect this to be too coherent as im still extremely overwhelmed from it all. im putting this under a read more bc spoilers obviously but yeah here we go!!!!!
One of my favorite places in the entire world is the movie theater. When you’re walking in the hallway the lights are dim and everything seems to be in slow motion. It’s like time stops. There’s people walking in and out of different movies some laughing some with dried tears. There’s so much life in a movie theater even though time slows down as you’re walking in the hallway. It’s almost ominous and beautiful. And when you’re watching the movie the whole audience is in sync. You feel everything everyone else feels. I love the movies.
First off, i just wanna say thank you so much to everyone for all the super nice and encouraging notes! It always makes me to happy to see that my work is making people happy and your notes really help to motivate me to do my best at this comic!
Yep!!! That manga is one of my favorite things in the whole world so it really really influenced my comic.
“I really am going to miss Zac a whole lot. Zac is one of my favorite drummers in the world, and he has been since he was 13 years old. […] No one will ever replace Zac in my heart. Zac is one of my favorite people.” ― Hayley Williams
If seeing my page hasn’t given you the idea but Tenten has and always will be my top girl since the very beginning. After coming back into drawing about a year ago, I noticed that there has always been weeks or months dedicated to certain characters and I wondered if Tenten ever had one. There was one but it seemed that it was forgotten for quite a while so me and @v-quez decided to bring it back because our love for her has never died and wanted to spread more fanart of her everywhere as possible! Last years was more of a last minute thing but this year, we are prepared for the whole week of Tenten love!!
The general theme this year is Growing Up
March 6th (Monday) - Admiration
March 7th (Tuesday) - Scrolls
March 8th (Wednesday) - Chuunin Exams
March 9th (Thursday) - Birthday
March 10th (Friday) - Free Time
March 11th (Saturday) - Something Lost
March 12th (Sunday) - Something Found
Each theme of the day is up to however you wish to interpret it! Obviously, no one is forced to do this but it would mean the whole world to me to see some people participate in it or if anything, spread the word around about it. I can’t wait to show off my favorite Weapon Mistress more! I’m so excited to see what others will come up with.
And don’t forget to hashtag #TentenAppreciationWeek so others can see it too!
I don’t wanna hijack @timeforlupsopinion‘s TAZ/AtLA AU post (Taako and Lup are scrappy earthbending orphan twins and also Lup finds out she’s the Avatar), but also I’m having a lot of Thoughts about it, so please take this instead:
-It’s an awful sort of tempting to have Lup disappear for a decade. She hasn’t been the Avatar for very long at all when she and Taako, maybe twelve or thirteen, stumble across what’s pretty much a Hei Bai situation, with an angry spirit terrorizing a village. Lup, too proud/scared/stubborn to ask for help, finds her way into the Spirit World.
It’s a very long time before she finds her way out again.
(Taako’s a bitter, suspicious adult who won’t cook anymore. At least he’s got a couple of “Lup for the love of god they are not my friends” with him, albeit weirdass ones.)
((Possibly, it wasn’t close to ten years for Lup. Possibly she’s still about twelve years old, but the whole world has moved on without her. Taako’s terribly protective and she understands, but also holy shit this is so annoying will you please let me set something on fire without making a big deal out of it-))
-BUT that’s terrible and sad, and even worse it limits my favorite commodity in stories, i.e. children who care about each other. So here’s an alternative:
Lup and Taako spend the story as lovable scrappy orphans who have to grow up and learn to trust people. They’re basically Kai from LoK, except with a much lower risk threshold because of Taako being as close an approximation to a good influence as he can be. There’s lots of adorable twin shenanigans, including “I saw the Avatar go that way!” “No, I definitely saw someone who looks just like her run the other direction!”
Magnus is a couple of years older than them, a nonbender from the Earth Kingdom who helps them out of a scrape one time. He finds out that Lup’s the Avatar in the process, and after that they just can’t shake him. Magnus hates bullies, and the Fire Nation seems like it’s full of nothing but. Team Avatar is the place to be if he really wants to make a difference.
(Ravens’ Roost is definitely from an episode in season one where Magnus gets passionate about the plight of this town suffering under the dictatorship of Governor Kalen, who was installed a few years ago by the Fire Nation. He gets a crush the size of the sun on Julia, a girl who’s running the local rebellion; in another life he would’ve stayed to help, but he’s too dedicated to his tiny team that’s gunna save the world, and she’s too dedicated to her tiny rebellion that’s so close to taking back their home. She ofc comes back up in later seasons, Suki-style.)
Merle is an airbending monk who finds Team Avatar shortly (an episode or two) after they pick up Magnus. Initially he approaches them to tell them the good news about finding balance with the spirits, and also when you kids are a little older I’ll tell you all about the benefits of really communing with nature, but they accidentally pull him into trouble and by the time everyone makes it out they’re hopelessly bonded. Merle doesn’t do “commitment,” but these kids aren’t exactly planning to stay in one place for very long, and… goddammit, they kind of need an adult around, don’t they? (He’s team dad, but he’s only good at it on purpose about a third of the time.)
Lucretia… hm, maybe the show is framed like it’s being read from her journals, records she kept of their adventures. She’s a waterbending prodigy they make friends with in season 2; Lup needs to pick up waterbending but can’t stay in one place long enough to learn much from any one teacher. Lucretia, about Magnus’s age, offers to travel with them in the wildest fit of courage and self-indulgent fancy she’s ever capitulated to. It’s hard, at times, and probably the best choice of her life.
Barry is a nonbending Air Nomad with a talent for both engineering and the spirit world. Merle tends to have a… capricious relationship with spirits in general, given his devil-may-care attitude towards “respecting” them, and if he understands the philosophy behind or application of what it means to be the bridge between the human and spirit world, he certainly isn’t straightforward about sharing it with Lup. Barry helps fill that gap, talking her through his education in spiritual matters and what it might mean for the actions she should take next. He also teaches both her and Taako things like math and how to use it to make stuff do what you want, include blow up. The twins are delighted, Barry is their new favorite. (Lup says that once and Barry’s face is red for a full day and a half.)
Davenport is the last member of Team Avatar to get recruited. He’s an ex-Fire Nation scientist and/or captain who defected so he could warn Lup about a devastating plan he’d until recently been a part of. He also offers to teach her firebending and, if they ever come to trust him enough, assist her in making tactical decisions. (He’s not one to judge, but… it looks as though Team Avatar could use the help.) Merle is immediately and violently offended at the thought of being replaced as Team Dad, and they butt heads over everything until they reconcile and become co-dads. This is at least in part because they’ve started kissing when the kids aren’t around.
This has been ~900 words on an AtlA AU that no one asked for! If you’ve got stuff to add/amend, please…. tell me. I love this
Give me a movie/show and I will give you my honest opinion on it (if I have seen it that is).
Rick and Morty (2013-) - Ahahahhaaa!! My friend gave me such a death glare when I asked if it was for kids. X,D For some reason I imaged it being in the same league as “Regular Show” so I kinda avoided it for a long time. Then I actually watched it and marathoner through it in 2 days. I do not find it HAHA funny, but I still very much enjoy it. There is a cleverness to the writing that I like, and the characters are fun. I am really looking forward to the 3rd season. I do however wish that they could stop with the whole “unhappily married couple” routine. It´s not funny or endearing; I just want to shake people.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) - Another one of my all time favorite animated movies. The CGI effects have not aged very well, but the rest of the animation is still out of this world. Eris is one of the best villains I know and Proteus is THE price for me. This is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again without ever getting tired of it. But now as an adult I do wish that they would have kept in more Middle Eastern influences instead of creating this fantasy Greece land. :P And why was that darn book never explained more properly??? Who made it? Why was it made? What was the world like before it? I want answers!! >:(
Star vs The Forces of Evil (2015-) - I’m currently somewhere in the middle of the latest season, so no spoilers OK. ;) When they released the opening as a teaser I got super exited for the show, but compared to other cartoons like SU, Gravity Falls or Avatar, it didn’t really pull me in. I do watch it (obliviously), but I would never sit up past 12PM to stream it the day it airs. I like Star and Marco as a duo, but I’m not a big fan of the whole romance subplot that has entered the picture. It´s like a watered down version of Kim Possible/Ron (last season), with the difference that they were older, more mature and had both dated other people before even thinking of getting together. That was nice. This tho… Meeeehhh… But I still like it. :D Favorite character = Queen Butterfly
The Swan Princess (1994) - I grew up with this film on VHS and let just say that it was rewinded many many times. Now I like watching it for pure nostalgia. …and ripping the story to shreds. It one of those movies that starts out so promising, but then falls right back into the cliché hole and never manages to get out of it. Like, how much better would it have been if we focused more on the relationship of young Odette and Derek? Then maybe we would have understood better WHY Derek loved her. I did not buy his confession as a kid or now as an adult. PS: I totally had a thing for some of the background ladies as a kid. My bi was showing early on. :P And also - Why does there exist SEVEN sequels to this movie!! DX
Treasure Planet (2002) - I love this film! Typically I’m not big for sci-fi, but this movie´s aesthetics really gets me. Old fashioned/steampunk ships in the gorgeousness that is space??? GIMME MORE!! (O_O) Who cares is it makes no sense. The story may be really simple, but it´s the characters and their animation what make this movie shine. The only thing that I miss from it really is that emotional connection to Jim´s backstory. I don´t think I have ever shed a tear to his father leaving, which I blame the tone of the montage sequence for. If it had been shown in a more calm manner then I think I would have reacted more strongly. But yes - a 9/10 movie in my books!
I’m not crying for myself. I’m crying for you. They say that great beasts once roamed this world, as big as mountains, yet all that’s left of them is bone and amber. Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures, just look what it’s done to you. One day you will perish. You will lie with the rest of your kind in the dirt, your dreams forgotten, your horrors faced. Your bones will turn to sand and upon that sand a new god will walk. One that will never die. Because this world doesn’t belong to you or the people who came before. It belongs to someone who is yet to come.
Dolores Abernathy in Westworld: The Bicameral Mind (1.10)
A little collection of my favorite celebration pics from tonight✨
Today I don’t care what has been going on this season.
Today I don’t care about all the things that make me question the people that rule this club.
Today I only care about this single game and that game makes me a proud Bayern fan.
That’s why I would like to say thank you to the whole team today.
Thank you to Fips for being the best captain the football world has ever seen.
Thank you to every single player actively playing today, especially to the ones who despite lacking in match practice played so well.
Thank you to every single player benched today for the smiles and the support, especially to the maestro himself, Mr. Alonso.
Thank you to the players who couldn’t celebrate with the team yet for celebrating with us via social media nevertheless.
And thank you even to the trainer team for providing me with new hope for the next season today.
My opinion of popular Korean language learning resources and some tips
Talk to me in Korean: Some of their grammar explanations are very helpful, as well as their Iyagi series. I’d really recommend them for learning elementary~intermediate grammar. However, they use a lot of English and their content often isn’t serious enough (stock full of jokes that are not necessarily related to Korean at all, the hosts constantly teasing each other) and it can be cringe worthy and annoying. Would recommend but not as a prime resource.
Koreanclass101: They have a lot of interesting features where you can actually track your lessons, record your pronunciation, use specific vocab lists for each lesson etc. But again, most of their lessons are filled with idle talking in English and come off as a bit cheesy.
Livemocha: Livemocha is like a free version of Rosetta Stone with more community interaction. After each lesson, you must write from a prompt and record a paragraph which is given to you. It’s really cool that native speakers listen to and judge your pronunciation and correct your entries for free. However, the content is rather limited and doesn’t go to an advanced level (nor is it very practical content). Still, it tracks your progress and covers all aspects (listening-writing-reading-speaking) in every lesson. I’d still recommend if not just to get your pronunciation corrected personally.
Rosetta Stone: I’m not a believer in their products. Not for serious learners who want to reach a high level. No explanations for anything. Assumes adults learn like babies, which they don’t.
Quizlet: This is a website only for vocabulary, but I highly recommend it because you actually have to be able to recall the vocab instead of simply looking at it. Especially like the ‘learn’ tool. It may be a bit tedious to constantly input new terms and doesn’t necessarily help in long-term memory if you don’t put the vocab to use in another way. If anything, it will be tremendous help in practicing Korean typing.
Memrise: This is like Quizlet but with a more ‘scientific’ approach to help with long-term memory of vocabulary words. It keeps track of which words you need to review so you’re not forced to also shift through the words you already know. Their process can be a bit long and tedious for some people though. If you’re impatient, quizlet might be better. But as a whole it is a more structured way to learn vocab and I’d recommend it.
Lang-8: This is one of my favorites because it’s pretty unknown to the western world despite how useful it is. It’s not really a learning website; just a tool where you can write anything in your target languages and native speakers will correct it for you for free. I’ve even had people correct parts of my school assignments on this website. The community there is nice and helpful and there are lots of Koreans willing to correct your entries quickly. Recommended for people who are self-motivated in writing entries. Not particularly helpful for low-level learners. ALSO a lot of native learners writing english posts include the Koreans translation so you can study off of that.
1. There is no reason you should pay to learn Korean on the internet. If millions of free resources are not enough motivation for you and you’re too lazy to study without strict online lessons telling you how to do everything, you might not be motivated enough to learn a language.
2. NEVER use google translate. Naver english dictionary is the best, closely followed by daum.
3. If your motivation for learning Korean is to understand TV shows or music without subtitles, you’re probably underestimating how difficult it is to learn a foreign language. Waiting a week for some subtitles to come out on your favorite drama is exponentially easier than dedicating thousands of tedious hours to your life to learning a language. Language learning should not be fun and it should not be easy. But there’s nothing wrong with having a hobby and exercising your brain.
4. Do not blindly trust Korean language learning tumblr blogs. Especially the ones with very light content that use lots of pretty graphics and have hardly any non-reblogged content. I have seen SO MANY spelling errors, incorrect vocabulary, and tons of other things that are just straight-up wrong and made by people who don’t know what they’re doing.
5. Nothing will stick if you don’t make an effort to use it yourself.
6. Use penpal sites to interact with Koreans in Korea. Chat with people on kakao talk. A lot of nice people will help you learn.
7. Whenever you watch anything with subtitles, take notes on how things were translated. I would recommend you look for Korean subs every time you want to watch a movie in your native language. Also, most TED talks have Korean subs!! Watch some!!
8. There are apps you can download that stream Korean radio. Turn them on while you’re doing something else or when you go to sleep at night. Even if you’re a beginner and can’t understand what is being said, it helps to acclimate yourself to the flow and pronunciation of the language.
Hello everyone!! I have just recently hit 100 followers, in fact I now have 115 followers! Yay chocolate and hugs for everyone!!
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 So I wanted to celebrate by doing something that didn’t require a lot of people participating so several people recommended I do a follow forever so that’s what I’m going to be doing!! Before that though I just want to say how thankful I am for all of your support encouragement! You guys are amazing!!!! It’s not in alphabetical order or anything because I’m extremely lazy.
I’m doing this at 1 am so let me know If I missed you!! My mutuals are listed in bold and my favorite blogs in italics ❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️
First off a few of my favs:
@fandomsmakeheartsbreak, oh Emma where do I begin? You were one of the first to follow me and even though the time zones separate us you are probably the closest mutual I have on here. You are sweet and adorable and both your icon and url are amazing!! Thank you for following me and being such a sweet and caring person, even if you make me choose between my favorite harry potter characters. 😉😉
@howlingremus, Sandhya you are a gem. You are such a sweet heart and so amazingly creative. I was really excited and amazed when I found that you had followed me. Although we haven’t really talked much you are one of my favorite people on here!
@ickle-ronniekins, Erica you are
one of the sweetest, most creative, and just all around amazing people in the world!! Your blog is one of my favorites on here, from it’s amazing url, (Ron Weasley fan for life) to your beautiful theme. Thank you for following me and answering all of my many asks and be prepared for many more to come. 😉
@shriekingshxck, Leah!!! Your blog is so pretty and neat and although we don’t talk very often you are one of my favorite people on here!! We should talk more often and get to know each other better!!!
@pensieveforyourthoughts, Maria your blog is gorgeous!!! With it’s beautiful colours and brilliant url. Your whole blog is goals and your posts are amazing!! I’m extremely glad that we are mutuals!
@hermionesmenacinglook,Hello dear! You are such a sweetheart!! Taking your time out of your day to ask how I’m doing! You and your blog are lovely!
@padfoot-barks,Bonnie!! Hello! I adore you and your blog!! And although we don’t talk that much thank you for all of your support!
And now a special shout out to@ravehclaw who was the 100th person to follow me!! Thank you so much dear! Your blog is absolutely amazing and I was astounded when you followed me. If you aren’t already following her go and follow her right now!!
Hey everyone! I’ve been having a really good day today, and after walking home in the rain, I decided that I was going to create a guide for refocusing yourself as the quarter/semester goes by and you find yourself losing your push. Please feel free to comment and share if any of this was helpful!
Disclaimer:I am not a professional, and these are things that I think about that help me focus on what really matters. These things may not work for you, but I encourage you to share anything that has worked for you with the rest of us.
1. go on a stroll ||
sometimes the best things we can do for ourselves is to take a breather from our social responsibilities and exist in a world that is our own. focus on what we value as individuals away from the ideas of others, and really develop and reconnect with a sense of who we are. i recommend putting on some of your favorite songs, or something that inspires you. i have a playlist for when I go on strolls, if you’d like to listen. take this time to think about yourself, and think about things you enjoy. rediscover value in the things that you take for granted on a day to day basis, and give thanks to them. Use this time to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. If you are a writer, remember what made you want to write. If you are a biology major, remember what made you want to go into biology. use this inspiration as motivation to get back to your work.
2. humble yourself ||
find things that you do really well, and find things that you would like to see yourself improve on. evaluating your own abilities will help you construct an idea of your strengths and your weaknesses. once established, you can look for ways that you can improve on the things that you find to be weaknesses that you have. life is all about growth. don’t discourage yourself for having weaknesses, but rather acknowledge them and work towards improving them. if you find that you are struggling in math, then acknowledge that you need help, or that you need to commit more time, and do it! a big part of working towards improving is that you’re actively working.
3. find a role model ||
think of someone you look up to. what qualities do they have that you enjoy? why do you find value in the things that they do? if possible, have you told this person that you look up to them? having role models is a really important part of life. whether it being admiring the works of great scientists, or appreciating the loving nature of an acquaintance, it’s important to find people that we appreciate, and use them as inspiration to become better ourselves. if you’re a scientist, get inspire by the drive of influential scientists who have changed the world with their discoveries. if you’re a writer, get inspired by the vast worlds of Harry Potter.
4. look up ||
this tip is my personal favorite. it’s as simple as it sounds - look up. i find that people are often caught up in their own world and don’t take the time to look around and notice the things around them. take a new perspective. look up at the trees, and analyze how nature moves. look up as it’s raining and notice the pattern of the rain falling. look up in a room and notice that one of the lights is different colored than the others. the whole idea of this is to look at things in a new perspective. it helps you notice the things you would normally be blind to. i challenge you to try and change your perspective. take that new perspective into your work, and try to analyze and learn in new and interesting ways.
alright well whenever i text @hufflepuffholland, i always smile. she’s one of the brightest people in the whole wide WORLD and i love her with all my heart. idk why we’re even friends because char is PERFECTION, but anyways, we made each other playlists a while ago and i smiled so wide wowow okay. (this is also super funny because she just got asked the same question aND SAID MY TEXT MADE HER SMILE I LOVE CHARISSA AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT BYE)
15. do you like fanfics? if so, what’s your all time favorite?
They’re triplets separated only by time or at least that’s how they introduce themselves to new acquaintances whenever they’re together. They could pass off as identical triplets if it weren’t for the differing hairstyles and height. But if you look closely, you’ll see the telltale freckles speckled on each of their faces, incriminating evidence of their bloodline. That and their inherent passion for photography.
“Always take the fucking shot.”
There’s Maximus, the eldest, she’s the prodigy who doesn’t give a shit. She’s a double major at the age of 22 who dabbles in law when she’s not cutting classes. The only perfect attendance she has on official record are all of her photohraphy classes but even then she zones out in class if it’s a lesson she’s already figured out on her own ages before. Maximus is not the most responsible academically but she makes up for it with pure talent and skills that make her formidable even outside of university.
She also holds the title for messiest hair among the siblings. It only adds to her handsomeness or so her admirers say. She has this aura that just naturally exudes power and authority. Just as much as she is dashing, she’s also intimidating and with good reason. She’s pretty much chill unless you piss her off. Do not piss her off and double do not mess with her sisters. She’s scary as fuck and with her skills, she will destroy you. The other two sisters look up to her as the protective bodyguard that has probably, if not already, killed a man.
“Ready for your close up, sweetheart?”
Up next is Maxine, second oldest, she’s the smooth talker who’s friends with everyone. She’s a theater major and a film producer at the age of 20 with an already bursting portfolio of indie films. Unlike her solitary sister, Maxine prefers to surround herself with people and genuinely enjoys their company. She’s the most fashionable out of the three but only because managing her wardrobe is part of the cinematography package or so she says.
She’s also the only sibling who grew their hair and without competition, her hair is just as smooth as her people skills. She could befriend even her worst enemies with just her suave charm. Although she comes off as easygoing, she can raise hell when pissed off. Again, do not piss her off and double do not mess with her sisters. She’s powerful as fuck and with her connections, she will destroy your reputation. The other two sisters rely on her as the social butterfly that can talk their way out of any situation.
“Wowsers, that’ll make an awesome photo!”
Lastly is Max, the youngest, she’s the doe-eyed pup who’s just trying to get by and get good photos. She’s in high school just like any other teenager but at the age of 18, she already shows enough promise for her to earn a scholarship at Blackwell Academy. Naturally, her course is photography, what else? Personally she thinks she doesn’t have anything that special when compared to her high achiever sisters but she doesn’t let that discourage her. She’s still young so maybe she just still hasn’t discovered what her specialty is yet.
Although if there is anything that comes close then maybe it’s her penchant for candid shots. Max can take the most ordinary selfies and candid shots of people and bring out a quality that’s normally unseen by any other photographer including her sisters. Two out of three vote that Max gets the best shots out of them and it would have been a consensus if she voted for herself. She’s not good with confrontations so she doesn’t fight but make no mistake, there are people willing to kill for her. She has two sisters, two! Do not piss her off and double do not mess with her. She’s innocent as fuck and with her sisters, she will unknowingly destroy your life. The other two sisters see her as the pure cinnamon roll that’s too good for this world.
It can get a little confusing when all three of their names are variations of Max but they’ve worked out a nickname system for themselves.
“Xim! Your shirt’s inside out again.” Maxine pointed out with a disapproving frown.
“I think it’s kind of cool how you don’t give a fuck.” Max comments from the sofa chair across them.
“See? Max gets me.” Maximus smirks while lazily sprawled on the couch.
“Don’t encourage her.” Maxine lightly chides the youngest and then turns to the eldest. “And you, try to be more presentable.”
“What’s the point? It’s just us at home and it’s not like you judge or I care. Mostly the latter.” Maximus simply shrugs off the reprimand.
“The point is that you should set a good example.” Maxine admonishes sternly and then sighs. “It’s bad enough that Max has already picked up on your swearing.”
“Hey, I kinda like how… liberating it feels to not hold back.” Max adds in her own thoughts.
“You heard the kid.” Maximus seconds the motion with her thumb up in Max’s direction. She then smiles smugly at Maxine who’s scowling. “She’s old enough and besides, it was going to happen anyways.”
“It’s alright, Xine. I promise I won’t pick up Xim’s worst habits.” Max says tentatively and even crosses over her heart for good measure.
“Don’t promise anything you can’t keep.” Maximus quickly quips.
“Oh, hush you!” And Maxine is quick to shoot her down. “Don’t corrupt our baby sister any more than you already have, Xixim.”
“The darkness is a free choice.” Maximus corrects her and then adds on, “It’s more fun on the dark side and everyone knows that for a fact. Plus people fear you. Afraid people means less social interaction, something your extrovert species won’t understand, Xinnie.”
“That is a pretty convincing sales pitch.” Max nods all too enthusiastically.
“Darkness is overrated nowadays.” Maxine huffs with crossed arms and refuses to be beaten so easily. “Why would you want to scare people away when they could be worshipping you? And with just a few words, they’d be at your beck and call.”
“And another convincing sales pitch.” Max nods again at the rebuttal. This is some high level argument ongoing and this is intellectual entertainment at its finest.
“See, that’s the deal breaker right there. Talking. Words.” Maximus airily retorts. She doesn’t even hold back as she openly mocks her own sister, “You’re the only person in this room who enjoys that, Xine.” She pauses just so she could turn up the smugness in her smile. “Face it, I’m Max’s favorite because I get her.”
Maxine’s eyebrows twitch slightly at the sudden redirection. Oh, it’s on. “Puh-lease, don’t even get me started.” She casually flips her luxurious hair and scoffs, “Who’s the one here who actually goes with her and has never missed an event? Well you’re right about me enjoying talking and that’s because I talk to her more than you do.” She gestures with her hand with the sassiest flair the house has ever seen. “Move over, we’ve bonded more.”
The two continue to bicker back and forth while the youngest watches silently, seemingly forgotten. Max isn’t sure at what point did this argument became about which sister is her favorite but she’s sure that she has to end it before it blood spills. Literally. She does not want a rerun of the bloodbath of 2010. As amazing as it is to see her two sisters duke it out with their incredible wits, it’s also deadly as fuck. Bloodstains are a pain in the ass to remove from the carpet.
So before it escalates from just bruised egos, Max plays it cool as the peacemaker. Again. It’s kind of ironic how her two older sisters act childish sometimes and she, the youngest, has to be the mature one.
“Well I think you’re both awesome!” Max cuts in between them like a samurai or so she imagines herself as one. She turns to the couch where Maximus is still lounging on. “Xim has this cool lone wolf vibe. She can get things done on her own and power through anything.” She looks at the doorway where Maxine is fashionably leaning on. “Xine has this amazing social butterfly gait. She can get people together and even create collaborative projects.” And then she addresses them both, “You two are awesome at what you do respectively. There’s no use comparing each other when what you do is unique. It’s not a competition. You’re both my favorite sisters in the whole world.”
The room falls silent after Max’s impromptu speech. Her two sisters are still staring at her and she’s starting to get self-conscious with every second passing. Until finally they move again but instead of talking, they’re clapping. It’s a slow clap that sounds full of approval and admiration. It makes Max blush with embarrassment.
Maximus wears a toothy smile. “Safe answer. Smart choice, kid.”
“Good call. Excellent show of conflict resolution skills!” Maxine beams brightly.
“T-Thanks…!” Max ducks her head shyly and they only clap harder. She has the faintest suspicion that they’re teasing her and she too can play this game. “But if I had to pick a favorite…” She lets the sentence hang in the air long enough for her two sisters to latch onto it. Hook, line and sinker. She smiles impishly when she continues, “Then maybe, just maybe, I’d probably— definitely go with the one who takes out the trash.”
Her two sisters smile back and they have this moment where it’s almost as if their minds are in synch. Then the moment collapses in on itself when the two burst out into laughter.
“Sorry Max but you’re on your own in this.” Maximus waved the offer. “It’s your turn today and I ain’t touching that crap unless you’re dying. Even then the only trash I’m taking out are the scumbags who hurt you.”
“Yeah, that’s not our call to make. The rules are meant to be followed.” Maxine states matter-of-factly. “And same. I’ve already handled last week’s filth and it’s only fair that you deal with this one. Although I could manipulate someone else to do it, I’d rather not.”
Max joins them, giggling. “Eh, it was worth a shot.”
Meet the Caulfield sisters, despite their differences, they get along pretty well. If it isn’t obvious from the freckles and their passion for photography, they’re basically triplets separated only by time.
So I met Frank Iero for the 4th time this past Valentine’s day and I still can’t believe how comforting it was. Frank is one of those kind of people that even though he had a really shitty day he’s gonna be there for you at the end.
The thing was that that day it wasn’t the best for him I guess. Just to mention the night before the show something went wrong with the heating of their tour bus and it was like 0 degrees in Scotland those days. When they arrived at the venue it felt like something went wrong too, there were already commercial vans in their parking lot and they had to double park in a narrow street and unload everything as fast as they could and you could see in everybody’s faces how pissed they were, specially Frank lmao and they had to do the same thing when they left.
We were not sure if Frank was coming out and it was totally understandable, it was raining and cold as fuck and he was so busy helping everybody and carrying their stuff to their bus on time, it seemed like it hadn’t been his best day of the month or even the year and someone close to him already told us that he wasn’t feeling that well but we waited for him anyways and like 2 hours after, he came out and met a few of us under the rain while they were literally telling him that their bus was leaving in 2 minutes lmao despite of that he made us feel calm and like he was not on a rush, he was listening quietly at everything people were telling him and though I couln’t say anything to him but thank you, he grabbed my arm and squeezed it saying the deepest “thank you” I’ve ever heard and it felt amazing. He’s definetly one of my favorite people in the whole world and I’m so happy and proud of having him as that and everything he creates.