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-Great Expectations- (part 5)

Pairing: Alex/reader

Warning: Cursing. You getting disappointed. 

Notes: I hope you’ll like this one, and I hope you’ll still like me after reading this. If there are some grammar mistakes please don’t mind. English is not my first language. Kisses! 

Part 4:

Tagging: @sliceofparadise @imaginesparadise @float-autumn-leave @ladymelissastark @meikolia  

I never realized how traumatic it is when someone jumps screaming on you when you sleep. At least not until this morning.

Cassie entered in my apartment and tip toed to my bedroom to wake me up…in her way. And, of course, I screamed so loud I think everyone who lives in the building have heard me. Well, good morning world.

‘’What is wrong with you?!?!?!?!’’ I screamed at her while trowing pillows at her. She was just laughing hysterically at me because ‘’my face looked so funny’’. How does your face have to look when someone scares the crap out of you? I calmed down after a few minutes, then she came closer to sit on my bed.

‘’Y/n, I really don’t know how you’re gonna act when you find a boyfriend. You’re always so grumpy when you wake up. There will be no morning sex, and morning sex is important for a healthy, stable relationship.’’

‘’Trust me Cassie, if my morning started with sex, I wouldn’t be so grumpy.’’

The brunette in front me just laughed at my words, then got up and went to the kitchen with a ‘I’ll make us some coffee.’’and then reappeared on the door with a ‘’But really Y/n, your face looks really funny when you scream.’’

‘’GO MAKE THAT COFFEE!’’ I threw another pillow at her, but she was quick to avoid it.

I had no other choice than to get up, because if I don’t do so, she will come back with another traumatic experience for me. I wasn’t in the mood for it. I checked my phone to see what time it was. It was 9 a.m. That’s like…the middle of the night. ‘Ughh’ I sighed in frustration.


‘’You slapped him?’’

‘’Yes, I did.’’

She was looking at me with that ‘Bitch said what?’ face.

‘’I think you need to be slapped.’’ I rolled my eyes.

‘’Cassie, I only did that to show him not to mess with me. And although, the slap wasn’t hard, he was just shocked because he thought I was going to kiss him.’’

Her mouth hang open.

‘’YOU WERE GOING TO KISS HIM? ‘’ she screamed.

‘’Yes Cassie/’’ as always I wasn’t able to finish that sentence because she interrupted me.

‘’But, you didn’t kiss him. Instead, you slapped the poor guy. And then he still told you to call him after that? Wow, he must really like you.’’

I smiled at her words. The thought of Alex having any kind of feelings for me made knots form in my stomach, and she noticed that.

‘’You really like him. Don’t you?’’

‘’I don’t!!’’ I squealed like some animal.

‘’You do. Even if you don’t want to admit it.’’

I felt my cheeks burning. Actually, my whole face was burning. But, I didn’t want to admit it.

‘’I can’t like him. I know him for like, what, 4 days?’’

‘’It doesn’t matter how long you have known him. He makes you smile the way I haven’t seen you smile for a while Y/n. And that, as your best friend, makes me very happy.’’ the tone of her voice was soft, and her face wasn’t telling a different story.

‘’I don’t know Cassie. It’s worrying me.’’ I finally said.

‘’What is worrying you?’’

‘’Nothing. It doesn’t matter.’’ I told her off, and she understood that I didn’t want to talk about it, so she changed the subject.

‘’You’re seeing him again tonight, right?’’

‘’Yes. Btw do you think I should invite him here, or is it better to go at his place?

She thought about it a little. ‘’Depends, are you comfortable with him coming here?’’

‘’Yes and no. I don’t know.’’

‘’Then don’t. Instead, go at his place, so after you finish the series, he can walk you home and you can spend more time with him.’’

‘’ You’re a genius.’’

‘’I know.’’

We both laughed at that and changed the topic. But in between collections of moments where we would just drink our coffee in silence, my mind constantly went back on a special pair of piercing blue eyes.

‘’Okay Y/n, you’re gonna call him now, and act natural. It’s just a call, don’t be nervous.’’ I was giving myself this pep talk while searching for his number on my phone. ‘’Okay. Let’s do this.’’ It was ringing for a while. It made me think he was not going to answer. But he did.

‘’ Hey Y/n. What a surprise.’’

‘’Hey Alex. Why are you surprised, you gave me your number to call you?’’ I was confused.

‘’I honestly thought I was going to be the one to message you first again.’’

‘’Oh…Well, I don’t have a smart answer for that.’’

We both giggled.

‘’So, about tonight’’ he started ‘’I thought you could come at my place, and I could order some pizza? Or you want something else?’’

‘’Yes, and yes. Pizza sounds good.’’ I was satisfied.

‘’I have another proposal.’’

‘’Tell me?’

‘’You let me try, and guess what your favorite pizza is. But, if I do, I chose the reward. And I promise it’s not gonna be something that you’re gonna be uncomfortable with. Okay?’’

Not bad. And I was probably going to win this time, since he probably thinks my favorite pizza is the one I ate the first time we met.

‘’Okay. ‘’ I was confident about this.

‘’I’ll text you the address. I have to go now, see you soon Y/n. Bye!’’ he sounded pretty confident too.

‘’Bye Alex!’’

He hung up.

 Cassie was still at my place, and she was watching me the whole time while I was talking with Alex.

‘’If you aver that you don’t like him, why are you smiling so much now?’’ she asked me, amused by the situation.

‘’Well, I guess it is because I DO like him?’’ I said, shrugging my shoulders.

‘’I knew that, I just wanted to hear you say it.’’ I rolled my eyes.

‘’Bite me.’’

‘’I won’t, but Alex will.’’ Oh, no she didn’t.


 I was standing in front of a black door with a number 10 on it. Rechecking the message with the address on it, I gained confidence to finally knock. After a couple of seconds I heard the door unlock and a familiar face appeared in front of me. He was wearing gray sweatpants and a simple white t-shirt, and suddenly I felt so overdressed, since I really put effort into finding the right outfit for this.

‘’Hey gorgeous.’’ He smiled. It was terrifying how I grew into loving that smile in a short amount of time.

‘’Hey Alex.’’ I smiled back, aware that my cheeks were burning. My whole face was probably turning red, but I tried to ignore it since I didn’t want to make things awkward.

Alex stepped aside so I could come in. The inside of his apartment was very nice. It was very simple, but stylish at the same time. And it was pretty tidy too, which was a surprise, I expected it to be messier. Much messier.

He had everything prepared for our little marathon. Even the pizzas were there.

‘’The delivery guy came like a minute before you.’’ he said when he noticed where I was looking.

‘’Good. Then, shall we begin? I got a lot to catch up.’’

‘’Yeah, you do.’’ he laughed, and then we made ourselves comfortable on the couch. I put the box with my pizza in it on my left, Alex was on my right side, our arms and legs touching. I opened up the box to start eating my pizza and I was surprised. He was right. Again.

‘’How did you…You asked Jordan, didn’t you?’’ The blue eyed man turned his head to me.

‘’Yes.’’ He sounded very satisfied with himself.

‘’It’s not fair.’’ He rolled his eyes.

‘’You never mentioned any rules, so I guess there was nothing to be broken. I’ll take my reward later. Eat your pizza now and stop looking at me with that ‘mad child’ face expression and start enjoying this.’’ and with those words he turned on the episode.


 ‘’No wonder you’re always in a good mood. You get to be so moody while working.’’ We both laughed at that.

‘’Nothing but happy days.’’ He says, now looking at me with a huge smile on his face. The next thing he did got me frozen in my place. He started leaning towards my face, his eyes now focused on my lips. He stopped then, our lips just a few millimeters away.

I could feel his breath on my face. I could hear his breathing getting uneven the more he hold on like that. I could sense how he moved his right hand to put it next to me, probably to give himself more balance. I could sense the tension of the moment in the air. I could feel my heart racing in my chest. I think Alex could too. But he wasn’t doing anything. He wasn’t moving, and then he did.

But he didn’t move forward. He didn’t kiss me, and only God knows how I wanted that to happen. He moved away, and he was holding a slice of my pizza in his right hand. This was his way of getting revenge for last night. And damn it, this hurt more than any slap ever would.

‘’I think you realize why I did this.’’ he finally said.

‘’Yes.’’ I said, with my voice sore, like it was the first time I ever spoke. I felt my whole face burn, mostly from embarrassment. He knew I wanted him. He knew, but he moved away anyway. But then again, that’s what I did last night. But I still got mad. How could he do this?

‘’This slice is my reward. And you learning something out of this would be a bonus.’’ he was looking at me. He was waiting for me to say something.

‘’How didn’t you get mad last night? Because I am mad with you now.’’ were the only words that came out of my mouth. 

He left out a heavy breath.

‘’Because, in that moment, I came to understood that you didn’t act like a bitch because you are one. You acted like that because you got hurt before. Because you were tired of people playing you. But this, right now’’ he made a circling gesture with his free hand ‘’is me showing you that you should respect me. Believe me Y/n, I had no intention in hurting you. But you have no right to hurt me like that because someone else did that to you before. You have no right to do that. You could have just told me, but you didn’t. And I let it go the last time, but I don’t wanna be treated like a fool.’’ His voice was calm, like he was talking to a little child. And that made me feel worse than I was feeling already. He was so understanding, and I wasn’t deserving that. I was wordless. I was looking at him with pure shock.

‘’I don’t want to hurt you Y/n. I would never want that. I just want you to trust me. I understand it will take time, but I’m not giving up on you just yet. You fascinate me, from the way you walk, to the way you talk. And if time is what you need from me, so I could finally call you mine, that’s what I will give you.’’

He was looking at me now, patiently waiting for my answer. I didn’t know what to say. I just wanted to kiss him right now. Because he deserved to be kissed. A thousand times, and it wouldn’t be enough for me to express how I was feeling right now. 


He was confused. ‘’And by that you mean…?’’

‘’Okay, like, ‘Okay. I’ll give you a chance.’ and ‘Okay. I’ll give myself a chance to be happy.’ ‘’ I finally said.

He smiled, and put his left arm around me, bringing me closer to him. He kissed my forehead, and then turned his head to the TV to put on the next episode. I closed my eyes and rested my head on his shoulder. God, how I loved his scent. He always smelled so nice. He smelled like…home.

I opened my eyes when the opening music started playing, implicating that the episode was starting,

Send me a number (song edition!)
  • 1. Your current favorite song
  • 2. A song that used to be your favorite, but now you don't like
  • 3. A song that used to be your favorite that you still like
  • 4. A song that you're embarrassed to like
  • 5. A song that reminds you of another period in your life
  • 6. A song that reminds you of a place you've been
  • 7. A song from a genre you don't usually listen to
  • 8. A song you loved when you were a little kid
  • 9. A song you loved 5 years ago
  • 10. A song that reminds you of your childhood
  • 11. A song that reminds you of your best friend
  • 12. A song that reminds you of someone you hate
  • 13. A song that reminds you of your current partner/crush
  • 14. A song that reminds you of an ex
  • 15. A song that makes you want to fall in love
  • 16. A song that makes you want to cry
  • 17. A song that makes you want to slay your enemies
  • 18. A song that you work out to
  • 19. A song that you've seen performed live
  • 20. A song that you've listened to on repeat recently
  • 21. Your top most played song on iTunes
  • 22. A song that motivates you to work/helps you focus
  • 23. A song from the soundtrack of your favorite video game/movie/TV show
  • 24. A song that you think is really overplayed
  • 25. A song that you listened to ironically, but now you genuinely love
  • 26. A song that reminds you of your favorite fictional character
  • 27. A song that best describes your personality
  • 28. A song that represents "your aesthetic"
  • 29. A song that cheers you up when you're sad
  • 30. A song from a band that you've grown up loving
  • 31. A song that you want to cover (regardless of how much talent you have)
  • 32. A song that you think has an important message
  • 33. A song whose message you don't like
  • 34. Your favorite song that's a cover of another song
  • 35. A song that sends chills down your spine
  • 36. A song that best describes your current emotion
  • 37. A song that helped you through a difficult time in your life
  • 38. A song that you think is underrated
  • 39. Your favorite instrumental (no lyrics/singing) song
  • 40. A song by a band from your hometown
  • 41. A song from the year you were born
  • 42. Your favorite "old" song (pre-90s)
  • 43. A song that makes you laugh
  • 44. A song from your favorite musical
  • 45. Your favorite Disney song
  • 46. A song that you wish more people knew about
  • 47. A song that you love to dance to
  • 48. A song that you can't help but sing along
  • 49. A song whose lyrics you have memorized
  • 50. Free slot! Any song you want to share!

okay since some people don’t get it, i’m going to spell it out very clearly for you: i do not want bts to attend billboard music awards because they will not be treated with the respect they deserve.

u KNOW they’re going to be be subject to all this racist bullshit bc they’re in a foreign country and a culture they don’t know, which makes for perfect slander material for everything they do. i don’t want them to go through what people like me, whose parents immigrated here and therefore had no way to connect their children to “classic american” outlets of western culture, or those who are of east-asian descent in general, have to go through every day. and i have the privilege to be an american citizen who is fluent in english.

kpop is impactful to me. it’s not just something “exotic and fun” that i can call myself special for just bc i listen to it instead of typical western pop. i never have & never will see any kpop group as a facet of music, albeit international. yes, i understand the faults w an industrialized music market, but non-asians (specifically white people, please know your place in this discussion) don’t always understand what it feels like to be able to see someone who looks like you become a celebrity and fucking excel at it.

growing up, i used to watch mulan every single day bc the main character was chinese. she was the ONLY way i could find myself in mass media bc i had never seen someone who was “famous” on television w/o them being portrayed in a racist manner or were a side character with a stereotypical personality. i have never been a main character. i have never seen myself get to be the hero. i was always the ching chong ling long, opium smuggler, too-many-teethed, slanted-eyed, flat-nosed, single braided, yellow skinned savage who was either blindly submissive or violent to our White Lead Main Character.

but then? to experience a world where asian idols were the ONLY celebrities there shook me to the core. nobody was white. nobody spoke english. it was all made in korea and the people looked like me and oftentimes came from my country and it was liberating to know that i could maybe achieve something the way all the idols have and when it started to spread it was like people were looking at us differently bc now everyone knows what we can do and have to pay attention to us outside of 4.0GPAs and acceptance into stanford and piano playing prodigies.

i don’t want bts to go to the bmmas because they’re going to be subject to the world i live in. i’ve never owned bts or claimed to know what’s best their group or ever once believed they need me, as a fan, to baby them and prevent them from experience the world in all its flaws, but i’m deadass scared of the shit they’ll get solely for showing up at billboard. again, i don’t know bts and they will never know me, but just know that i’m sorry anyway.

i’m real fucking sorry.

anonymous asked:

Pretty sure your inbox is full with the cute headcanons so I'm gonna drop in something different. Imagine years after the main plot and everything is said and done, Sakuya lives with Mahiru and Kuro. The three bond with each other. Mahiru especially tries to make Kuro and Sakkun to get along and it slowly works along the year. So when Mahiru finally dies (out of old age or an accident, you're choice), Sakuya and Kuro are left to comfort each other from the pain of losing of their sunshine :'D


I don’t want to imagine Mahiru dying ;__; but if I had to pick a way I would say old age. (cause at least he gets to live a fuller life that way. ahhhhh my heart someone kill me now) BUT ON A LIGHTER NOTE I cracked myself up imagining Mahiru starting tower over both of them as he gets older.  I even made some quick sketches for it cause its too good to think about:

(I am unsure about Mahi’s height cause manga said 5′4 but wiki said 5′5 but who cares)

Who knows if Mahiru gets REALLY tall or not, but the thought of it just makes me giggle so hard. Poor little vampires stuck in their teenaged bodies forever.

how does one draw an older Mahiru??? I doubt he would change that much because simple™ lolololol

Sakuya and Kuro are not sure how to feel here. Also like you said anon, I really like idea of Kuro and Sakuya becoming closer over the years, especially after Mahiru passes. Not becoming romantically involved or anything, I imagine a more platonic love. That’s way better for them in my opinion. Besides Mahiru always did want them to get along. ;w;

This is exactly what I have planned for my “After End” AU~ (well, minus seeing Mahiru’s death) just a bunch of cute and random domestic life things from these 3, and the petty competition for Mahiru’s attention that goes on for awhile. HAHAHAAAHHA.

I have a lot of ideas for this because of how much I love both individual ships and this ot3 in general~ <3 Thank you for sending anon now I will go cry some more.

Full disclosure: I write this as someone who, up until last year, looked at the spinoffs and brushed them off as ‘silly’ or ‘not worth my time’ and just laughed at them without ever giving them a shot(save for GX). My general reaction to seeing that there was another series was ‘another one? really?’

So, with that cleared up,

Why you should totally give the Yu-Gi-Oh! spinoffs a chance.

So, you’ve seen the original series(which I shall refer to as DM(Duel Monsters) from here on out) and maybe you’re kinda curious about the other series, or you want to know what the buzz is about and if they’re really that good. But, which should you check out, there are 5 of them after all.

All of them, you should give them all a shot.

Le’s go down the list, stating with GX.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

This is the one that’s the ‘high school au’ one.

This is your protagonist for 4 seasons(180 episodes)

His name is Judai Yuki. Probably the most normal and realistic looking of the ones on this list. I mean, brown hair and eyes, that’s pretty uncommon for a protagonist in this kind of anime.

He’s the protagonist a lot of people seem to refer to as the ‘annoying hyper one’. I blame the 4Kids dub* for this. Because, watching that, you wouldn’t believe he’s 15. Yeah you heard me. 15. A year younger than Yugi. He is most definitely not the ‘annoying and hyper’ one. 

He’s the only protagonist to have a confirmed end-game love interest(as in, he canonically ends up with someone), and they’re not female.

The show allows him to make mistakes and face the consequences of his actions, and they aren’t always pretty.

*I will probably recommend you watch the subs for all these. Because honestly, after DM (and ymmv on what you thought of that dub) I feel like 4K just treated the spinoffs as a joke. They butchered the hell out of them and you lose a lot. Unless you want to watch the dub and laugh at it.

If you’re fresh off DM, or hold that one dear and aren’t sure if you want to let go of the characters you love yet(and you don’t need to let go, you can love all of them), this might be a good place to start, because cameos.

Yup, see GX is set in the same universe/timeline as DM, just about ~7(10 in the dub) years later, so we get a few cameo appearances from past characters.

Pegasus appears in 3 of the 4 seasons, Yugi appears in the first and last episodes, Kaiba gets a few brief shots and Yugi’s Grandfather even gets an appearance dung the second season as a helper to the protags(which gives us a number of nods back to DM and Battle City in particular.

The foreshadowing in this series is, amazing, and the sort of thing you don’t catch till you rewatch it.

It is slow to get started admittedly, unless you like slice of life, then you’ll enjoy the early portions of season 1, because it has a lot of slice of life type episodes/episodes to establish the characters and the world before the plot kicks in.

If you can hang around until season 3 it will be worth your time. I promise. I can’t even compare it to anything in DM because, cripes it’s worse than season 4(the Doma arc) with how dark it gets. Season 3 is basically the embodiment of the ‘Break the Cutie’ trope. With ‘cutie’ being, that one up there.

Also, the character development in this series is phenomenal! Probably the best out of all the series.

So if you like DM and the characters and you’re not quite ready to say goodbye, this is a good place to start.

*I have a bit of a personal bias b/c this one is my favourite.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.

aka the card games on motorcycles one.

Yes, it’s a silly idea. But they pull it off enough well enough that you can look past it.

So, your protagonist for this 152 episode series.

Yusei Fudo. He is the oldest protagonist at 18.

Do not be fooled by that serious face, he is a massive sweetheart and very nice.

If you like action this is one you’ll like. If you enjoyed Kaiba you’ll probably enjoy Jack Atlas (the rival/Kaiba expy for this series). This one also has more of the ‘ancient magic from thousands of years ago’ that DM had. Except from Egypt, it’s from Peru, and involves the Nazca lines.

Unlike GX,which starts out slow and is very slice of lifey, this one just, drops you head first into the story, action right off the bat. You need to watch a few episodes to adjust to the vast difference between this one and the previous two.

You may have heard of the 10th anniversary movie Bonds Beyond Time, a crossover between DM, GX and 5D’s. Yes, that means that this too exists in the same time line as DM. Just, a few decades or so after GX (though it’s not clear how many). There’s no character cameos, but you do get a few nods back to DM, including a mention about Kaiba Corp as well as the brief appearance of an old duelling platform from season 1 DM.

This is also the first one to introduce a new summoning method(that isn’t Fusion or Ritual), called Synchro summoning.

The first season(up to episode 64, the end of the Dark Signers arc) is worth checking out at minimum and you can totally stop right there and not really lose anything.

The second season is, kinda clumsily handled. There was a massive controversy with one of the actresses and she was replaced and a massive chunk of the script rewritten due to said controversy and, it shows. Season 2 has more of the ‘slice of life’ episodes. And it has some fun mini arcs interspersed with the plot(like watching Jack fight the literal devil, and a wild west themed mini arc).

Again, I recommend the subs. The dub is, eh. The second season is just, bad because there are literally chunks of episodes, in the middle of arcs, undubbed. And the last chunk of the series isn’t dubbed, it ends something like halfway through the final arc. So subbed is the only way to see it through till the end.

So 5D’s is worth checking out for sure, or at least the first season and BBT.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal

This one seems to be a bit of a blacksheep in the YGO, it seems to be the one to get a lot of flack. :/

Anyways, our protagonist for this one. It is 146 episodes.

Yuma Tsukumo. Sweet cinnamon roll that must be protected at all costs.

Yes, he has weird hair, but so does everyone in this series so you’ll adjust(and some are even odder that his). Also please note he s 13, making him the youngest protag. So keep that in mind when judging his actions.

If you like DM, this is also a good one to check out for sure because of all of the parallels between them.

From the relationship between Yum and Astral and Yugi and Atem(amnesiac spirit tied to an artefact and host that is helping them recover their memories…), to ‘former bully turned best friend of the protagonist’, to something that happens at the very end of the series. It’s like a great bit DM reference, with season 2 being a massive GX reference.

It also has great themes on friendship, forgiveness, family, as well as never giving up and giving it your all. Yuma’s ‘kattobingu’ is silly but wonderful. Yuma is a ball of sunshine and happiness that eclipses everyone else on this list.

It’s plot is also an interesting thing, going from a seemingly clear cut, black and white situation where you go ‘they’re good and they’re bad’ to a very grey and muddied one where it’s really hard to tell who’s right and who’s wrong in the conflict and asking the question ‘is this really right?’

While there are no past character cameos, we DO get an episode with monster cameos from DM and GX(including BWED and Dark Magician, and Neos and Rainbow Dragon). If this is in the same universe or a different one from the previous three is unclear. Knowledge of them is not needed to watch and enjoy this one.

Like 5D’s, which introduces Riding Duels and Synchro Summoning, Zexal introduces us to Xyz Summoning and D-Gazers(the duels are projected into VR space that only those wearing a D-Gazer can see/interact with, and the trouble as a phone/communication device of sorts). It catches you up fairly fast on what both of these are.

Much like GX though, it starts off semi slice of life-y with plot, and then the next season hits and it goes dark. Really, really dark.

But it’s great.

Also, it has arguably one of the greatest villains in Yu-Gi-Oh!. Vector. Just, just Vector.

Think like Yami Bakura, if he were actually competent and thought his plans through and knew what he was doing. And more of a twisted, manipulative person. He’s a ‘love to hate him’ character because he is so good at what he does and fun to watch, but at the same time, the things he does are just awful.

And this one has some pretty good foreshadowing too-there s a line in the, second episode that suddenly makes sense when you get to season 2 and more is revealed.

So if you love DM this one is definitely worth checking out.

This one isn’t missing any episodes from the dub.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V

This one is a bit longer than Zexal at 148 episodes long

This is Yuya Sakaki. You’ve probably heard people call him ‘tomato child’. Yeah, the hair is why. Also he is 14.

Again, like Zexal everyone has crazy hair, so he isn’t too unusual in terms of colour(I mean his best friend has pink hair).

This one is a bit different.

See, while you could watch any of the previous three in any order without having seen any of the others and they would still make sense, this one makes frequent references to GX, 5D’s and Zexal as well as using their summoning methods(Fusion, Synchro and Xyz). You don’t *need* to watch the previous ones to watch this and understand it, however you will get the tiny references faster if you do(which adds to the fun).

It is definitely a fun one to watch, taking all the liveliness that is duelling and doing something with it. Action Duels. So no more just, standing there shouting at one another. Now it’s running around, riding the monsters and shouting at each other.

So if you liked the action from DM, you’ll enjoy this.

And much like Zexal and 5D’s, this one introduces Pendulum Summoning as its new summoning method, while utilizing all the previous summoning methods.

One thing people like to point out is its deconstruction of many past YGO tropes(esp the ‘we duelled so we’re friends’ trope.) and it does, frequently. Also I think it’s the first one to feature a tournament arc, where the tournament doesn’t get finished. And female characters that DO shit and get shit done. And a lot of them too.

And yes this is the one with the guy and his lookalikes. Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as it seems. If you can keep straight and past and present selves in DM, counterparts is a non issue(especially since they are introduced gradually so you get to know them).

The plot is kinda slow to get going, as it bounces between two main characters for the first while, yet still keeps from being boring, but once it hits, it HITS. Like, by episode 7 you know something is up and this is going to be more than just ‘duelling for fun’ and a rivalry between schools, and it goes from there. And then, for lack of a better descriptor, ‘shit gets real’ once you reach the 30′s.

And it’s all down hill from there.

*This one is my other favourite.


This is the newest one, hot off the presses (and only 6 episodes long at the time of writing)

Meet Yusaku Fujiki, 16 years old.

A bit of a loner, withdrawn and more or less friendless(a first in YGO). He’s also blunt and speaks his mind, even to the point of rudeness, even if unintentionally(he doesn’t know how to socialize all that well). He’s also a hacker.

But he has an alter ego, the vigilante duelist Playmaker. Did I mention he gets a transformation sequence?

Cause he does. The magical boy/magical girl jokes write themselves honestly.

(gifs by kaiba-cave – the gifs did not show up in the gif search unfortunately)

VRAINS introduces us to a new kind of dueling, VR dueling, where one logs onto the Link VRAINS (which stands for Link Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence Network System) server to duel in the online world under an avatar(that usually looks/sounds different from their real world self). It also introduces Link Summoning to the game.

If you thought the Virtual Reality arcs in DM were something, VRAINS takes it up a level(also if you are at all familiar with the mobile game Duel Links, then the rules of the Speed Duels that are used in VRAINS should be familiar to you). I

All we know about the plot at the moment is that the world of Link VRAINS is under attack from a group of hackers called the Knights of Hanoi who seek to destroy it.

I’ve head comparisons made to .hack and SAO, but as I’venev seen eithe can’t vouch for them.

Also, if you like consistent animation quality, GX is the way to go, with Zexal and Arc V following close(VRAINS is looking pretty good to but only time will tell). No where near as many wonky episodes like DM had(Doma arc and Memory World Arc come to mind). Sure they have their off episodes in terms of animation(what doesn’t?) but not to the degree that DM had.

GX is fairly solid in terms of animation, especially in season 4 where it shoots up, a lot. While Zexal and Arc V are just, stunningly animated, and very bright and colourful (so when the animation dips for an episode or two you can tell).

5D’s has some good and some bad.

And the character designs, the character designs are fucking great ok? For all of them.

Where to watch!

Of course, the most important thing, after picking which one sounds interesting to you, is were to watch it.

I highly, highly recommend the subs over the dub(though you can watch the dub if you want, just take it with a grain of salt at times)

Of course, supporting the official release is best idea. Gx, 5D’s, Arc V and VRAINS all have official subs on Crunchyroll for your viewing pleasure, with VRAINS being simulcast! This means subs come up the same day the new episode comes out(every Wednesday). This is the first time it’s ever been done for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Ideally, this would be the way to go. However, CR does not have subs for Zexal(it does have the dub though so, maybe one day), and VRAINS is region locked in certain places(like Canada) meaning you will have to seek fansubs elsewhere. Gogoanime is my recommendation. Torrenting/downloading is the next best option.

If you want decent Gx fansubs, I recommend these ones.

All in all, they are all good, for various different reasons and definitely worth checking out, especially if you were/are a fan of the original. Or if you watched any of them dubbed and want to check out the uncut/unedited original versions, which are worth it.

Don’t just pass them over because ‘oh they’re spinoffs, they can’t be that good’. Actually, they can and are.

please help!!

hey all, I know there’s a lot more important stuff going on right now, but I’m in a bit of a bad situation I need to get out of

I’ve finally decided to leave the toxic living situation I’m in. my mother’s behaviour towards me has been manipulative and abusive in nature and I’ve had enough. I’m trying to recover from severe depression and OCD, but this family situation has been pushing me to the point of suicidal planning every day and I know I can’t get better if I don’t leave.

however, one thing is stopping me right now: I’ve had to pay for my medical bills recently and have exactly $2.64 to my name. I really need some money (at least $50 AUD) so I can at least buy a bus ticket and a travel card for another city where I can stay with family and be with my social worker.

please help if you can by donating to my paypal here, or just boosting/giving me some love and support!! <3

hello hello hello! okay so like i just hit 2k followers and i’m so??? I’M SO HAPPY AND GRATEFUL, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! i just wanna give all of you guys a BIG BIG BIG hug and then treat you all to some ice cream bc y’all are so sweet and you just deserve the world and more  (つ・▽・)つ

okay okay, so because of this, i’ve decided to make playlists curated just for YOU!! i’ve been experimenting in making some playlists for my high school buddies, and while i’m on summer break, it’d be fun to make some more!

some requirements/notes :

  • must be following me @hobifulstudies​, i will be checking!
  • preferably be a studyblr! (leave your url in the ask if it is a side-blog!)
  • reblog this post, please! (likes simply count as bookmarks)
  • send me an ask with this emoji ☀️
  • when requesting, tell me what kind of music you’re into (ballads, indie, alternative, kpop, etc.), what mood you’d like this playlist to have (happy, calm, mellow, etc.), when you’d like to use this playlist (when studying, reading, working out, or when it’s raining outside, etc.)
  • be okay with instrumentals and bits of kpop/k-indie (unless you want it to be all korean, which is fine by me)

for example: ☀️ my studyblr is mitobe-studies // hello! i like listening to k-indie and alternative music! could you please give this playlist a happy mood? oh, and i’d like this playlist to be made specifically for sunny days. congrats on 2k :)

i’ve been watching kuroko no basuke, and mitobe’s my fav character from seirin high bc he’s so cute and handsome fkakxla, please igonre my fangirliness

so based on your ask, i’m creating a playlist on what vibes i’m feeling from it *slowly jams to smooth jazz in the background* awwww yahhhhh ;’))))

please don’t let this flop ^^””” it’d be nice to get this to at least 20-30 notes! if not, let’s forget this ever happened ;v;”””””””

i’ll be using the tag katy’s 2k playlists so if i ever start to spam you, feel free to blacklist it!

this will be going on until july 20th!

thank you all so much again *gives you all a hug and more ice cream bc why not*


AJ Styles/OC- Reader breaks a rule while waiting for AJ to come home from his meeting, but breaking the rules will lead to punishment.

Warnings: DADDY KINK(to the max), spanking, overstimulation, light choking i think thats it.

So quick note, this is my first time writing and I would love to hear some feedback as well if I should write something else. I don’t know if people want to be tagged in this but let me know if you want to be in the future. So yeah be nice please!

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*** Do not delete the text or self-promote on this post or you will not be considered ***

Hey there! So Mel, JC, and I all enjoy finding new posts to put up on Tumblr so we can all have more posts to reblog, and we also love helping others out with getting their uploads out there so they can get more notes! Therefore, we have decided to throw a big uploads party so we can all help each other put with notes and get some new posts circulating throughout Tumblr!


  • Must be following Mel (@aurorant), JC (@kartuzi), and Katherine (@katting).
  • Reblog this post at least once (likes will count as bookmarks).
  • Don’t delete the text or self-promote.
  • Be active on Tumblr!


  • Increase the notes on your uploads!
  • Gain lots of new followers!
  • New friends! (Us obviously as well as other group members!)
  • You will be featured on an awesome page!

Higher Chances

  • Reblog a lot from us so well notice you (but please do not spam).
  • Talk to us so we can get to know you. :)
  • Reblog this post more than once.
  • Message us telling us why you’d like to be part of our little party, and show us your uploads.


  • We will be choosing when we are happy with the notes.
  • Banner made by the lovely Mel (@aurorant).
  • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!

Have an amazing day and we love you!

- Mel, JC, and Kat

omg okay hey guys ignore this sad excuse of a banner that i made in under 5 minutes but!! i hit 1k like less than a week ago and i wanted to do something to celebrate but i was too busy and now i’m almost at 1.2k followers which is insane!! so here i am with some promos & compliments for you to thank you!!


  • must be following me (this is a thank you to my followers after all!!)
  • reblog this post please!!
  • promos will be posted in groups of 5
  • i will write a little compliment for each blog on the promo post as well
  • mutuals will be bolded, personal favorites will be italicized, and new blogs i follow from this will be indicated with (+f)
  • this has to get at least 10 notes or it never happened
welcome home, soldier | tommy shelby

request: [reader] and Tommy met during the war through letters(she was his rock during the hardest times and he confided on her everything ,even the family job ). after the war is over ,Tommy is set on meeting her face to face, her brother died on the field and she’s struggling ,so they finally set a date and it’s all kinds of romantic.

“Here, Tommy”

He looked up, cig hanging from his mouth, half frozen hands stilling where they lay on his gun. He was bored to death and cleaning it for the third time today, sat in an alcove buried into the side of the trench.

“What is it, Frank?”

“Letter for you”

He scowled, holding his hand out for the paper.

“Already had mine today”

“It off my sister”


Frank laughed, dropping into his own burrow opposite and scanning his own letter.

“She wanted to say thank you ‘to that Tommy guy’ for, and I quote ‘saving my absolute idiot of a brother from his own stupidity’. So…I think she misses me”

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Hey, so I’ve changed some commission prices and added some other options to commissions.
I’m really in need of money for food and basic living stuff.
All Patrons that tip $5 now get 20% off ALL commissions!
You can send me a message (not an ask) on here, email me, or drop me a note on my DeviantART if you’re interested in a commission.

Thanks a ton~!
Please reblog to at least spread the word.

Stories I Love

I’m a nerd.  I love “genre” stories…. fantasy, science fiction, horror, urban fantasy, fairy tales… but the past few months & even years, I’ve been really disappointed with so much of nerd media.  I’ve tried to articulate this point before to various folks, it usually comes down to the fact that I miss happy endings.

After sitting through yet another comic book movie where the ending is ~*~bittersweet~*~ (aka, unresolved so you’ll come watch the sequel), then watching Rogue One, then getting into The Magicians, I’ve just had enough.  In retaliation, I’ve decided to list the common threads in stories I love.

(Please note, I’m not saying these are the things that make a “good” movie.  It’s just things that I miss in my stories, and I’ve decided to make this list to make sure any stories I write meet the criteria).  

  1. Good triumphs over evil. 
  2. Defeating evil costs something, but does not cost everything.
  3. Bad guys are bad, but some things we just don’t have to watch them do
  4. Not every protagonist has to be “good,” but at least some of them are.
  5. Protagonists are flawed, but that doesn’t keep them from being good.
  6. Every protagonist experiences personal growth, meaning they end the story as a better person than they were at the beginning.  (The only exception allowed is the comic relief.  It’s okay if R2-D2 is the same at the end as he was at the beginning.)
  7. Altruism and idealism exist somewhere in the world, even if it’s hard to find.
  8. Reality is not homogeneous; a good genre story should be at least as diverse as reality.

Hi, guys! I’m finally ready to do my favorites page! I’m really excited for it, so hopefully you guys are interested in it. I’m going to choose when I’m happy with the amount of notes! Message me if you have any questions♡

♡ Rules♡ 
- must be following me
- reblog this post at least once (likes don’t count as entries)

♡ Higher Chances♡
- Reblog some of my uploads
- Talk to me! I love hearing from you guys, and I promise I’m nice!

♡ Perks of Winning♡
- You’ll get a spot on my favorites page
- I’ll queue 40+ posts initially, and continue queuing regularly after that
- I’ll reblog your selfies/uploads if you ask
- I’ll send cute messages regularly + I’ll promo you if you ask (:

Please participate! I don’t want this to go badly!

formidablesana  asked:

I just saw what you wrote about the kitchen scene & I loved it! What do you think about the reunion scene in the cafeteria? Even specifically mentions Kardemomme. Like he wants to go back to when times were simple, before Isak said he didn't want to be around mentally ill people. It's not until after this scene that Even tries to reach out to Isak, by leaving him the picture in his jacket.

That meta is a bit old! It’s just resurfacing ‘cause I harassed @softnorwegians and pushed them towards my meta tag (#monstrueuse-meta), haha.

The cafeteria scene is a good one. If we see meals as intimacy, then the cafeteria scene is another reflection of Isak and Even’s relationship at the moment. Isak is having a lonely cheese toastie on a sad paper plate, the thing looking very little like the few (albeit horrible in taste) he had so much fun making with Even.
Isak is feeling lonely and we see it reflected in every direction choice: from his crossing a schoolyard peppered with small groups of friends (none of which he belongs to; a seemingly infinite and empty distance to close between him and the school’s doors) to him getting lunch alone, another huge physical gap in the queue between him and the boy he first mistakes for Even.

We already see him so lonely when he bumps into Even. Isak, who used to connect with this boy so much, now is lonely even in his presence. We all feel that, us the viewers as well as Isak and Even. They’re uncomfortable even if they try really hard not to be. The divide between them is emphasised by the toastie: Isak is holding a meal, Even isn’t.

on a side-note, talking about direction:

this is a cheese toastie you want to eat

this isn’t

Even tries to restore some of that intimacy, or at least test the waters, and he does it by talking about food: the food they used to share with joy, an in-joke even (kardemomme!), now only in Isak’s hands. It doesn’t work, of course. It feels stilted and fake. Isak really tries to make it work too, but he can’t. Intimacy is not something you can get whenever you please regardless of circumstances.

The intimacy is lost. Isak leaves with his lunch that we don’t see him eating.

So I ended up writing a whole thing, I hadn’t planned that haha. I hope you like it. I might have to write a whole thing with @softnorwegians now about food and sleep in SKAM sesong 3!

Estreline's Translations

Hi everyone!

It has happened again. Wattpad has removed Estreline’s translations of <Are you Addicted> chapters 8-111. You may notice that the chapters are still in your library but it will disappear if you refresh.

It seems, someone(s) has reported her translations (we don’t know who) and as usual Wattpad immediately removed the work without giving her a chance to stand her ground. I understand their “reasons” (some of which are utter garbage) for doing this but at the least investigate the report first before taking such action.

Estreline, Sienna and Grantye has worked hard on those translations for nearly a year now and are still working with me on recent chapters. So, for that, I am very appreciative of them. At the moment, they are highly upset that their work were so easily taken down.

We’ll try to get those translations back as best we can, but do take note that there is a chance that it cannot be recovered. Please kindly support them as we fix this problem and continue to bring everyone more translations.

Thank you!

Eyes Closed part 1

author’s note: Tried to write something new, probably will delete it, I don’t know yet. Feedback is always welcomed! 💛

TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of blood and strong language.



A cold breeze blew your hair up in the air so the ponytail was waving in circles. Shivers and goosebumps took over your body, leaving you stand in front of the dead, hard cold body with a flesh blood on it. It was yet another murder in the town where no other detective was found because you were the best in your field. They called you as the “Sherlock of their times”. Certainly, it was overblown for you. It wasn’t nothing to be over the moon—you loved your work at some point and offered to make good to the world.

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You know, there are things in fandom that are blatantly unfair, as I’ve been told many times. The kindest people don’t always get the support, notes and messages they should get. I have a lot of friends who feel terrible about this, often asking “okay but why not me?” and the truth is, I don’t know. I have no idea how fandom works, why some people will struggle to get noticed while others will not. I just have no doubt that the number of followers you have means nothing about your worth. And if you’re kind, you’re kind no matter how many people follow you or talk to you.
And the people who are most popular here are not always kind.

But that’s the thing… If you have a huge following, it’s your responsibility to:
1. Accept that you might be wrong
2. Accept that others will tell you you’re wrong and apologizing is not the worst thing you could do (a real apology is not saying “sorry you’re offended” but “I’m sorry I said hurtful things”)
3. Not abuse the little power you have by manipulating and hurting people or forcing them to do what you want because you know they want to please you. 
4. Understand selective kindness is not real kindness; be kind to everyone and not just your friends or people you need something from
5. Accept that not everything is about you or made by you. Some places or projects are not for you and that’s okay
6. Make sure bad behavior is not rewarded, your own included

It’s okay to struggle with that responsibility but you should at least be aware of it and try your best. 

Now let me tell you something that I know by experience: Just because someone has a huge following and following them can get you notes or get noticed doesn’t mean you should ignore the bad things they do. Being a nice person and respectful of others is a LOT more important than notes and popularity.
And us as a community, we have to be there for people who are nice and want to keep their safe place here. We have to be there for those who are worried about not getting enough support because they’re not well known.

Don’t let the more popular people here get away with shitty behavior. 
They should be held accountable like the rest of us.