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anonymous asked:

Hey, could you please do a Barry Allen imagine where the reader is friends with Team Flash but doesn't know that Barry is the Flash. The reader is a veterinarian and the team needs her help with a shape shifting meta

i was really going for that patty or linda type of vibe, because they too didn’t know about barry’s speedy whereabouts 

if being a veterinarian didn’t scream I love animals enough, the 5 dogs dragging her down the street sure as hell did. she entered jitters, papers and leashes in hands as she stumbled up to the board she usually hung up the lost and found posters. she did this in many places, her heart ached for all the missing pets and she was desperate to find all of them homes. barry watched from where he was seated with iris, the girl quickly following his gaze to see y/n admiring her work, legs tied up with various colored dog leashes. actually everyone in the shop was looking at her, you tend to attract attention when 5 huge animals are following you around.

barry smiled at her as she finally turned around, y/n waving to the two as she made her way to their table. “hey you guys!” she exclaimed cheerfully, it even made barry wonder if he’s ever seen the girl sad. she was always smiling, no — glowing. she was always glowing.

“hey, y/n. that’s a new one, right?” iris asked, pointing to the smallest of the pack.

“yes! just hung up posters, i’m hoping to find his owners soon. i’m trying my best not to get attached, he’s just so cute.”

“hey iris, could you give us a minute?” barry said, earning confused looks from both of the women, but iris nodded and got up to get some more coffee. y/n immediately felt uneasy, being left alone with the man. see, she was kind of really into him and just having him look directly at her made her cheeks burn. “would you like to have dinner on friday?”

“with you? like you and me? like barry allen and y/n y/l/n?

“haha yes, is that so bad?”

“no!” her cheeks turned even a darker shade of red, barry finding it incredibly cute while y/n wanted to hang herself in shame. “i mean yes! i would like to have dinner with you!”

“had me worried there for a moment.” he flashed her another smile. “i’ll pick you up at 7.”

a man turning into a cheetah in front of his own two eyes did score to the top of five of the weirdest things barry has ever seen.

“ugh guys, the meta can shape shift into animals.” he huffed into his com link as he tried his best to avoid getting ripped into shreds by the predators jaws. “how the hell— it disappeared!” barry stopped, looking around the place, only to find that the giant cat evaporated into thin air.

“so it can shape shift and go invisible? that makes no sense.” cisco muttered back the flash.

“or it didn’t go invisible— aha!” barry smirked to himself as he noted a spider crawling up his arm, but before he could do anything there was a giant lizard hanging from his forearm, latching onto his suit. “a lizard, seriously?” barry groaned, trying to shake the giant reptile of himself, but the shape shifter held on, letting go of the hero’s arm only after he took a giant bite of flesh with him. barry yelled out in pain, once again looking around that the villain disappeared.

“barry, what happened?” caitlin barely managed to squeeze out her worry before the flash was stood in front of her in the cortex, blood flooding from his arm. “oh my god.” as caitlin desperately tried to stop barry from bleeding out more, wrapping a second roll of gauze around his arm she also gave him stern look, seeing that the boy couldn’t hold still.

“so it was just a big lizard? that’s it?”

“yes. big and toothy, that’s it. what time is it?” caitlin frowned at his concern of time rather than his wound. “i have a date today with y/n.”

“that cute vet that always has at least 3 dogs with her everywhere she goes?” cisco piped up, wiggling his eyebrows at his friend.

“yeah, i have to pick her up—” he tried to stand up, his legs giving up on him as he stumbled for caitlin to catch him.

“i don’t think you can go, barry. what if the bite was poisonous, quick healing or not, I need to check your wound again, I don’t know much about animal bites.” the doctor scolded him, sitting him back down on the bed, but before he could respond his entire body started shaking. “he’s having a seizure, oh my god, cisco!” caitlin franticly yelled, rushing to the hero’s side to seduce him. cisco didn’t even ask caitlin if it was a good idea, he was already taking barry’s phone to call y/n.

“hey y/n, what do you know about reptiles?”

“please don’t ask questions, this is urgent.” caitlin explained as y/n followed her down the lab, her best dress hugging her curves perfectly, makeup half done and worn out sneakers scrunching as she was still getting ready for her and barry’s date when cisco called her. “do you think you could identify a sample of poison so I could make a remedy?”

“I hope so, cisco mentioned lizards?”

“ah, yes. the poison came from a lizard bite.”

“was it big?”


“like really big, like the largest lizard you’ve ever seen?”

“I think so, can’t really ask barry to confirm since he had a seizure and passed out—”


“I— yeah.” caitlin face palmed as she realized what she’s done. “just, can you help?”

“it was probably a komodo dragon then, for a long time it was thought that they infect with bacteria, but it’s actually plain old venom. how long has it been since the bite? people usually bleed out before the venom even gets them.” caitlin didn’t answer, she was already looking trough cabinets for the ingredients, cisco telling her the right measurements as he had already looked up the medicine while the two women talked.

y/n stood there awkwardly before following them into a room where caitlin injected barry with the cure. barry that was dressed as the flash. barry that was the flash. she frowned, trying to come up with a single reason why he could be wearing that. and how he was still alive with the pile of gauze wrapped around his arm.

he stirred. and then opened his eyes, squinting immediately to the harsh light, but nevertheless he was up and very much alive.

“aye good to see you, buddy, take it easy.” cisco patted him on the shoulder as he sat up, giving him a weak smile only for his eyes to land on y/n. “oh, yeah. we called y/n.”

“you called y/n.” caitlin interjected, crossing her arms on her chest.

“and you told her.” cisco shot back.

“I can just go, it’s no problem—”

“no!” barry stood up, caitlin trying to catch him yet again, but he held up his hands, signifying that he was okay.

“so, you’re the flash?” y/n smiled up at him as barry laughed, nodding a yeah.

“and you helped save me while looking so good?”

“not really, it was all cisco and caitlin, but hey, at least you didn’t stand me up.”

“I wouldn’t dare, it took me such a long time to gather up the courage to ask you out. I’m sorry it turned out this way.”

“you kidding? best day ever, I saw a dude survive a komodo dragon bite! where the hell did you even find a lizard?”

“how about I tell you all about it during dinner?”

anonymous asked:

Hey, for the kiss prompt (I know this probably isn't what you want but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask) can we have Qui Gon and Obi Wan for 20, but in a platonic love way? Like a strong Master/Padawan relationship? Please and thank you for your time.

Anon, when I ask for prompts, dude, that means prompts! And hey, even if platonic quiobi ain’t my cup of tea, expanding my horizons helps me as a writer. You’re helping me!

So thank you.

Er… too lazy to find the prompt list. I'mma just wing it.


Their lightsabers sing as they clash, but to Obi-Wan, they sound more like they’re screaming.

In truthfulness, he’s pushing his own feelings into their mock duel in an attempt to assuage some of his frustration. *He* would certainly like to scream, but he has a suspicion that wouldn’t go over well with his Grand-Master, nor with his Master, who is standing at the corner of the training salle, watching them. Qui-Gon had insisted that Dooku had agreed to help Obi-Wan train out of the goodness of his heart, but Obi-Wan assumes it’s simply make both himself and Qui-Gon feel oafish and clutsy in their own skin, since that was something Master Dooku excelled at.

Once again, he misses his parry, and Dooku stops just short of loping off his padawan braid.

“Enough,” Dooku says, sweat running down the sides of his face and a clear scowl forming around his eyes. “We’re finished for today.”

He deactivates his lightsaber and turns to head toward the changing rooms before Obi-Wan has so much as let out a breath. When he does, he finds himself arguing.

“Master, we can’t be done yet!” He protests.

Dooku stops beside a bench and grabs one of the towels folded there. He mops his brow and along the back of his neck.

“If you can’t even parry my blows, you can’t riposte, young padawan,” Dooku says firmly. “We’ll start it again tomorrow. For now, work on your katas. Be better prepared next time. I don’t like to waste my time.”

He exits without another word, leaving Obi-Wan to stare lamely at the door he’d just gone through. He would most likely have stayed that way, if he hadn’t heard someone clearing their throat politely behind him.

He’d nearly forgotten that Qui-Gon was there. Quite the feat, since they had a connection in the Force. It says more about how distracted he’s become. That isn’t good.

Qui-Gon holds out a towel to him. “You should clean up, young one.”

Obi-Wan obeys, taking the towel and slumping onto the nearest bench. He feels like absolute hell.

Qui-Gon sits down beside him.

“You did well today,” Qui-Gon says.

“Banthashit,” Obi-Wan grumbles and then, remembering himself, inclines his head in supplication. “I beg your pardon, Master. I appreciate that, but I still have much to learn.”

“You’ve only just begun training in this Form. It isn’t meant to be easy or learned quickly, my young apprentice.” Qui-Gon wraps a hand around his shoulder and squeezes lightly. “Besides, Master Dooku likes to push people he sees with potential.”

“You mean he enjoys being an absolute cock.”

Qui-Gon raises an eyebrow, and Obi-Wan raises one back. “I’m not apologizing for the truth.”

“Fair enough.”

They sat for a few minutes more, and Obi-Wan takes the time to center himself as best he can. He knows some of his anxiety is feeding into his bond with Qui-Gon, and each time he feels even the subtlest hint of comfort brushing along their link, he feels worse. He doesn’t need comfort, he needs to be *better*.

To his surprise, Qui-Gon stands up first without a word, leans down, and presses a kiss to his forehead.

Obi-Wan blinks up at his Master, doing his best to appear completely unabashed.

“What was that for?”

Qui-Gon ruffles his hair. “You wouldn’t accept mental comfort. Accept that, and then go get changed into something not dripping in sweat. We’ll miss last meal at this rate.”

Obi-Wan smiles up at him. He finds he can accept that comfort, even just a little. “Yes, Master.”

anonymous asked:

Could you do a Biadore fic, where Adore does a periscope (or the like) after drinking and after several people ask she drunkenly admits that she has feelings for Bianca, but says Bianca doesn't feel the same. Then Bianca finds out and finds the link and goes to Adore to set her right. Love your work!

A/N: Here you go! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it

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texts with SVT (your boyfriend)
  • seungcheol/s.coups: texts you all day. will send you good morning texts and good night texts. will message you about every little thing throughout the day because he can't help but tell his most important person about it. will surprise you by talking about things you thought he forgot about. "this made me think of you" texts. sends you pictures of him being lonely without you. will take pictures hugging other members with captions like "this should be you." woozi tries to call him out on always being on his phone but that never seems to stop him, so you constantly have to remind him to work hard and that you'll text him after practice.
  • jeonghan: texts when exciting things happen, which for jeonghan is luckily all the time. "MINGYU JUST SPIT ALL OVE R THR FOROL LMAO" When the group has a little bit of rest time, you're the first person he wants to talk to. he likes hearing your stories, so he's always asking you about your day. will also ask you very personal things through text, and sometimes you have to tell him (in the sweetest way) to find his chill. expect a lot of selfies because your reactions are priceless and he loves teasing you. He's actually very laid back when it comes to texting though, and he doesn't mind when you forget to text back. Often sends texts meant for you to other members on accident and vice versa.
  • jihoon/woozi: is always worrying about you so he surprisingly texts quite often, but his texts are always straight to the point. "wear a sweater. it's cold out now." you two are always arguing over text (never anything serious just little stuff), and just when you're about to win, he'll bring up conversations from long ago that you don't even remember. on the off chance you do win, you don't let him forget it and he'll respond by sending you a really gross aegyo pic that kills you inside. But you also feel special because he trusts you enough not to show anybody else. He also likes to talk about the other members with you because sometimes this boy just needs to vent, but you know he writes those things with a good heart because he loves them. will send you pics of him working late at night and gets mad when you won't send him one back.
  • soonyoung/hoshi: is the biggest spam texter. sometimes you wonder how this boy can type so fast. It's like rapid fire, but it's okay because you'll reciprocate the speed. you two have at least three conversations going at once at all times, and what's amazing is how you both can talk about anything. He's the type to love every little detail and will text you when so much as a leaf falls to the ground, and when you text him about the smallest things he gets so happy. He likes to show the group your texts when they're funny and members are always wondering why you two talk about such nonsense, but it's like your own language that nobody else can understand, and you both love it for that reason. When things do get serious, you sometimes wonder if it's the same boy texting you because it's like a completely different aura, and you're surprised that you like it so much.
  • joshua: is most likely to emoji text. Sometimes conversations are had using JUST emojis. Joshua is always fun to text because he's such a funny and awkward person. Usually you'll talk about some weird anime he found, or Joshua will send you funny memes. Joshua texts less frequently on days he knows you're busy because he doesn't want to bother you and feels bad when he does, so you're constantly reminding him that he's never a bother. His favorite thing to do is send you random texts full of heart emojis and explaining how much he cares about you because he knows it'll make you smile. He also sends little reminders for things he thinks you might forget. "Remember to bring your flash drive to school today. Good luck on your speech! ♥♥♥"
  • junhui/jun: texts you a fair amount. He loves to send you greasy lines because he loves your reactions to them, but when you send the occasional one back he gets so flustered and kind of happy. Sometimes he'll show the other members. He especially loves to send greasy lines when he's sitting right next to you because he loves to watch how flustered you get when you read them. you both actually text the most when you're sitting right next to each other. when you both go out with the other members, you both text in a secret code only you two know and use code names when you're teasing the other members for their weird antics. when you both are apart, you're usually just talking to about your shared interests. Jun loves knowing things about you, so he's always trying to surprise you with research he did on that one subject you talked about for 5 minutes that one time.
  • seungkwan: is the most fun to text in seventeen because he always has so much to say. He's another spam texter but not as intense as hoshi. Seungkwan is only a spam texter because he separates his texts for dramatic effect. You and Seungkwan actually text a lot of mean things to each other and look like you're arguing all the time, but its how you both show you care. "Your face looks so silly in this picture, why are you making that face?" "Because I was thinking about your bad breath in the morning." "Next time I'm going to breathe right into your face." The others wonder how you both can be in a relationship like that, but it works for you both. On a sunny day when you're feeling generous, you'll tell him how cute he looks on tv, and seungkwan will almost burst into tears because you were watching him, but he'll never admit it. That's what you love about him.
  • hansol/vernon: a lot of one word responses. You often get a lot of "kk" and "lol" but that's only because you keep sending him memes. (Why are you doing that to him? He doesn't deserve this.) He actually does find them funny, and sometimes he'll show the other members when it's something he can't help but laugh out loud at. Once you guys get deeper into the relationship, Vernon opens up a lot more. When you surprise him with the occasional thoughtful message, Vernon gets to be his really shy and sweet self, and that's when he'll feel inspired and type an essays worth of stuff. Sometimes he'll make you happy cry because he actually really does have a way with words. He'll start messaging you more often too. He'll start your morning and end your nights with thoughtful messages. You'll see the real gem in him and he'll make you fall for him even more just through text.
  • seokmin/DK: always wants to give you a reason to smile so he's constantly sending cute pictures or memes or fluffy messages or funny messages. Other members will ask him why he's staring so hard at his phone. It's because he's trying really hard to send you quality material. Sometimes when he sends you stuff, you overreact because you want to make sure he knows you appreciate it. You are also always pestering him to send clips of him singing and deep down it makes him feel really happy and special that you like hearing him that much. Even if he pretends that he doesn't want to, he'll do it and your praise afterwards sends him to the moon and back. There is not a moment when this boy's texts don't make you smile. Please keep him safe.
  • mingyu: gives such an oppa vibe in his texts. He's always trying to take care of you and pretends like he's so much older than you when that's not really the case. "Let's go get some coffee tonight so you can work on your essay, but I'm not letting you stay up too late because you need rest." Which is funny because it's him that really needs to rest, but when you tell him that, he just texts back silly emojis. You get a lot of links to food tutorials with an excited Mingyu saying "Let's try making this!" He also keeps you updated on his career and likes to run his ideas through you first because he values your opinion a lot. You often send him pictures you find of him because you want to praise him but he thinks you're making fun of him so he pretends to be sad. That's when you start over-praising him and telling him he looks so good, and that just feeds his ego more.
  • wonwoo: There is so much fluff with this boy. he loves showering you with praise and supports everything you do. "Fighting!" Sometimes when you send him sweet messages telling him how cute he is, he won't respond for a few hours because he's so shy about it and doesn't know how to express that you literally just made his heart beat out of his chest. The truth is you both don't text each other too much because you both like to talk about your lives face to face. You'll spend whole nights talking instead of on your phones. Occasionally he'll send you a video message because he wants to make sure his words reach you in the best possible way.
  • minghao/the8: is the biggest victim of autocorrect. sometimes you wonder why he doesn't just turn it off. "I've got a long practice today, but the thought of our first kill last night is getting me through it." "First kill? Did we do something I'm not aware of?" "Kiss***" This is followed by a bunch of texts about how embarrassed he is. Despite this, his texts are the kind that make you smile during a bad day. The thing that will surprise you most is how funny he can be. He can say really weird things sometimes. He'll text you something weird, and you can tell from the way he typed how confident he was sending it. He'll talk a lot about the weird things the other members are doing, and sometimes he'll text you about things deep in his heart because he trusts you so much. It's very rare that minghao spam texts, but each time was because something major happened. The texts were the most precious things you've ever received. You enjoyed it so much that you have them screencapped and saved and archived on your computer.
  • chan/dino: is actually the most confident through text. Words seem to come much easier when he's texting you because he can look over it a thousand times before sending it. Often consults the other members around him before he sends fluffy stuff. Probably the member that gets his phone stolen a lot which means you get a lot of weird texts that make you think 'there's no way chan would write this.' Can sometimes be a little cocky through text but in a charming way that makes you smile. "You're so cute, but you would look much cuter next to me. Let's take a photo together next time." His favorite thing is to send you pictures of the other members when they don't look their best because since he's the maknae and they do it to him all the time. Is actually another member on the spam text list but he can't help that he's so excited, "I'm dating you after all, why shouldn't I be happy?"

authenticflirt  asked:

I RUSHED to your askbox to request a Ziva-in-"Singled Out"-esque fic where Jane has to go undercover at a speed dating event and has to act super nerdy but generally doesn't really know what to do and the team is listening in and suffering massive second-hand embarrassment bc Jane is trying so hard but she's so clueless (bonus points if she tries to talk about tech stuff but is bs-ing everything and Tasha is like "thiS IS ALL WRONG" and Weller has to get her to calm down)

Sorry for the long wait lady, consider this your homecoming present. x)

This was also really fun, so thanks for the prompt!

“This was a horrible idea,” Tasha mutters, her homemade bag of microwaveable popcorn in her lap as she watches the different camera feeds from inside the unmarked FBI van.

“She’ll be fine,” Kurt reassures her, for the thousandth time, even though he still has his own reservations. He keeps his eyes on the monitors, waiting for their mark to show at the entrance of the venue, while also keeping tabs on Jane waiting patiently at her table amongst the crowd. He notes she’s already finished her first glass of wine.

“The way I see it, we have two problems,” Tasha continues between nervously shoving handfuls of popcorn into her mouth, “First problem: Jane is supposed to be wooing a hacker, Kurt. How is she supposed to do that when she still takes it literally every time Patterson mentions a firewall or Trojan Horse? How about the time she pulled the fire alarm and ran into Patterson’s lab with the fire extinguisher because she thought something was actually on fire?”

“Tasha I really think you’re getting yourself worked up—”

“Second problem,” Tasha gestures towards Kurt with her index finger, and he immediately falls silent again, because she’s got that look on her face, “of all the undercover ops she’s been on, I just find it ironic that this one is a speed dating event, because Jane and speed dating don’t belong in the same sentence. For example, here we are a year later and despite the ridiculous levels of sexual tension in the office, and my multiple attempts to get her to jump you, you’ve yet to ask the woman out on a date.”

Kurt’s drinking his coffee and promptly starts choking on it.

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anonymous asked:

Hiya! Do you think you could make a fic in which 10k gets flirted with by a girl from another group? And he doesn't know that you love him as more than a best friend? (Pls be happy ending cas my heart is smol and fragile) Angsty turns fluffy or smutty if you're feelin it? THANKSH in advance fren! (Btw your blog is life and I stalk it. I hope I'm not annoying!)

youre not annoying at all omg! sorry this is so late!!  thank you!!

since i already wrote a part 1 of a request just like this im linking the first part but this is part 2 :) with a happy ending dont worry

part 1

Jealousy is a monster. It creeps up on you, tangles itself in your veins like the roots of a tree. It takes hold, and it doesn’t let go.

It’s been two days since you first got to the camp, and Emma and 10k are getting close. Really close. They eat together at meals, and spend the day together.

You know that you’re leaving tomorrow.

But you’re terrified that he isnt going to want to.

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anonymous asked:

cipherpines/billdip story idea. since dipper doesn't know when bill's b'day is or even if he has one, he decides to throw a surprise party for him because he doesn't like that they've never shared such a special occasion together. a lot of fluff ensues because the demon is really grateful and awed whereas dipper's just glad his plan worked.

Dipper is a good boyfriend.




Dipper was up to something. Bill wasn’t sure what his human boyfriend was up to but it was something. He couldn’t even find out through his dreams, the teen was dastardly clever at hiding secrets around his dreamscape, and while any other time Bill would be beyond pleased, and proud, at how well the kid could hide things right now it was only proving to irritate him.

SURPRISE!” If it wasn’t for the familiar hug tackle to the floor after the screamed word from people popping out from hiding places Bill probably would have set the Mystery Shack on fire. You think they would have learned by now that surprising a demon was never- Why was Dipper grinning at him like that? “Happy Surprise Birthday Party!”

“I was against it,” Stan called, already eating from a bowl of ice cream, Mabel swatting people away from the cake he saw sitting on the kitchen table. Soos was blowing a party horn and Wendy was spinning one of those noise makers that he really would like to set on fire but- Wait- Birthday Party? “The brats wouldn’t shut up though until I helped.”

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ShesGotNigerianCurls ‘Fro Feature: Adaobi

What’s your name and where are you from? 

My name is Adaobi, but I am more commonly known by my middle name, which is Cassandra (either is fine). I am from Nigeria, but was raised and currently live in Houston.

Have you been natural all your life? If not, please tell us how and why you decided to go natural.

No, I’ve been fully natural since January 2013. I decided to go natural because I wanted to embrace my own TRUE hair. I wanted texture and versatility. It was an easy decision to make because relaxers never “worked” for me. My hair was always extremely difficult to tame, as it has always been extremely thick and long (shout-out to my momma). The only time my hair would lay down, is if I’d go to a beauty salon and get it processed and straightened to death, which wasn’t often. My mom would complain about how damaged my hair looked, and how short it was becoming, so I figured if relaxers weren’t working on my hair anyway, then I might as well let them go.

Tell us about your Big Chop Day or if you transitioned, about your transition journey.

My big chop was a little impulsive. I was attempting to transition for awhile, but the two conflicting textures quickly annoyed me, so I just up and chopped it off one day. I had a good inch of hair on my head, so it was…different, haha. My hair had never, ever been that short. Even as a baby, I had a nice juicy fro going on, so yeah, this was definitely different, but surprisingly,  I really welcomed it. I played India Arie’s ‘Private Party" as I chopped it off, haha. It was nice.

When you have your natural hair out/when you first went natural, is/was there a reaction from family or friends, especially those from the same country you’re from and/or when you go back to your home country

Yeah, I got a lot of compliments! It was cool. My parents liked it. My boyfriend quickly grew to love it (he didn’t want me to cut it at first). I feel blessed to have had encouraging reactions, because not everyone does.

What recent issues have you had with your hair and how are you resolving/have you resolved them? 

Well, I’m currently regretting that I dyed my hair last year. It’s mostly grown out, and I have about an inch-and-a-half of color left on the ends. The texture of where my hair is dyed is drier and not as healthy looking as the portions of my virgin hair. I really want to cut it off, but I’m letting it do its thing for now. 

What made you decide to take your healthy hair journey seriously and how’s it going so far? 

Just noticing all the damage and knowing that my hair wasn’t at its fullest potentional. I wanted to be proud of what was coming from my scalp! My journey is going well, though. I’m finding easier ways to manage my hair, and I’m just taking it how it comes.

What do you think of this new era we’re in, where many more ladies are big chopping/transitioning and embracing their natural hair?

 I think it’s awesome! It’s definitely making a statement and letting mainstream society know that we like our hair the way it is and showing them that we don’t have to conform to their standards of beauty to be seen as beautiful. It’s making such an impact, that companies that traditionally cater to “finer” hair textures, are now making products that cater to natural-hair. It’s kind of amusing, actually. They’ll make crappy statements about our hair, but clearly we have a bigger impact on the market than they realize, haha.

How would you describe your hair and your relationship with it?

My hair is a 4c texture up until the back of my head, which is a looser texture. My hair is also extremely thick. My relationship with my hair is one of love/hate, like most naturals would say, but I’m enjoying the journey overall.

What’s your typical, current hair regime-wash days, styling, protective styles… 

Well, because of YouTube, I feel like I switch up my wash regimen every wash day. My main reason for switching it up so often is to cut down on wash time. I just can’t deal with spending hours just washing and deep-conditioning. Not to mention feeling like a wet dog when I have to come out of the shower, go back in to rinse, come out again, etc. It’s just too much! My current favorite regimen, a co-wash method, is one where I apply coconut oil to dry, sectioned hair (to help with my detangling process), apply my conditioner to the sections, rinse and apply more conditioner so I can detangle each section, rinse. Apply a conditioner so I can deep condition. Sit with it for 20-30mins, then rinse, dry and begin prepping my hair for a twist-out, which is what I usually do after washing my hair. For protective styles, I’ve been doing a lot crochet styles and twists, as they are the easiest styles for me to do on myself. When I’m just messing with my hair, I’ll either wear it in a fluffed out twist-out, or a puff,

What are your three favourite things about your hair? 

The softness, the versatility, and as much as it gives me a headache, I love the thickness.

How do you feel about shrinkage and how do you deal with it? 

I think shrinkage sucks, but it is necessary. When I’m fresh from a wash, I deal with it by always putting my hair in twists after I wash. It still shrinks up a bit, but it doesn't shrink AND tangle, which is a nightmare. 

What are your favourite hair products so far? 

I feel like I’m not completely qualified to talk about my favorite products, because I haven’t tried a bunch. I’m so not a product junkie when it comes to this natural hair game, and like to keep it simple. Some of the things that I do use that I like and have stuck with, are of course, Shea Moisture (everyone loves them). I really only use their Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Pudding. I also loooove my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner (another popular favorite among the natural hair community), and I’ve really been loving my Tresemme conditioner for color-treated hair. Argan oil is lovely, too.

What are your favourite protective styles? 

Twists, Crochet, Puffs/Buns, Braids, and Weaves.

What 3 pieces of vital advice would you leave to other naturals? 

Love your hair, don’t compare, and find what works for YOU.

Any favourite natural hair bloggers? Please link them if so! We can never have enough naturalistas to look up to and learn from 

There's so many! However, I don’t know all the names by heart, since I got put on to 4c Bloggers/Youtubers kind of recently. The main one coming to mind is Fusion of Cultures (since I’ve been following her the longest)

What forms of social media can we find you on? 

Twitter: CassOrakpo
IG: CassOrakpo

  • Charamei: I do wonder how Gallifreyan culture accommodates the fact that as a species they virtually all have some kind of really severe obsession, though
  • Charamei: like, I suspect the obsession-as-species-trait is related to the fact that they have obscenely long lives
  • Dromeianindistress: Well, they probably set their own work hours
  • Dromeianindistress: Except for politicians, whose obsession is generally politics
  • Charamei: indeed
  • Charamei: not that we're looking at anyone in particular, of course
  • Charamei: any three people
  • Dromeianindistress: Not, not at all
  • Dromeianindistress: And yeah, it's probably related to their lifespan
  • Charamei: yeah
  • Charamei: Gallifreyans don't seem to have 'old age' as much as 'I got bored of being alive and stopped getting up in the morning and then stopped breathing'
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Dromeianindistress: This is the species that schedules their own death
  • Charamei: yup
  • Charamei: are legally obliged to, in fact, so they can get re-uploaded
  • Charamei: because they never actually stop existing, they just have a brief respite from being alive
  • Dromeianindistress: yep
  • Dromeianindistress: *side-eyes Pandak*
  • Charamei: XD
  • Charamei: but, like... someone like the Master, who develops an obsession with a person. There's got to be some kind of system for dealing with that in people who aren't complete homicidal maniacs in every other respect as wellk
  • Dromeianindistress: True
  • Dromeianindistress: But what?
  • Charamei: idk
  • Charamei: I'd say rehab, but they need *something* to focus on
  • Charamei: ...this is going to get very Black Ribboner, isn't it
  • Dromeianindistress: ....It would
  • Dromeianindistress: And of course there would be a very complex ritual involved
  • Dromeianindistress: I wonder if they ever tried to make Koschei do it
  • Charamei: probably
  • Charamei: that's probably how he devloped the secondary obsession with universal domination
  • Charamei: slight backfire
  • Dromeianindistress: Slight
  • Dromeianindistress: He left mid-ritual
  • Charamei: needed a pee
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Dromeianindistress: No, left Gallifrey
  • Charamei: ah
  • Charamei: well, you know what the queues for the toilets can be like
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Charamei: one of the rules of Gallifreyan obsession, of course, is that it must be downplayed in public at all times owing to Reasons of pretentiousness
  • Charamei: and honestly, as long as you're on Gallifrey this is fine, because everyone knows that when you say 'small hobby' you actually mean 'consumes my every waking thought'
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Charamei: then you get offworld and some aliens have things that they just... do for a while and then get bored of?
  • Charamei: and then they do something else?
  • Dromeianindistress: And they do it for, like, a year
  • Dromeianindistress: Like, why even bother?
  • Charamei: seriously
  • Dromeianindistress: You haven't even gotten started until you've spent at least a century on it
  • Charamei: and during that year they don't even learn everything there is to learn about the thing and write five monographs
  • Charamei: what are they even doing with their hobby time
  • Charamei: relaxing?
  • Charamei: ...I wonder if this is why Gallifreyan culture seems to like paradoxes so much, because you can go round them forever and never get to the end
  • Dromeianindistress: oooo
  • Charamei: they're the perfect timewasters
  • Dromeianindistress: Well, they do have several millenia to waste
  • Dromeianindistress: Also it's not considered odd if a Time Lord takes a century off work to pursue something that's caught their interest
  • Charamei: no
  • Charamei: in fact doesn't Four say that? Admittedly he's probably being a prat
  • Charamei: "I'm entitled to a fifty-year break every two centuries" or something
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Dromeianindistress: I'd say it's accurate, though
  • Charamei: Time Lords with silly little obsessions
  • Charamei: and just how far will their otherwise completely oppressive justice system allow leeway for this shit
  • Charamei: (Aliens must get so confused)
  • Charamei: (apparently 'Well, knitting has always been a small hobby of mine...' is an acceptable reason to commute a sentence from forced regeneration to a mere five hours of torture)
  • Charamei: (and for some reaosn it doesn't work when the aliens try it)
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Dromeianindistress: Leela figuring out the justice system
  • Charamei: omg yes
  • Dromeianindistress: And asking Romana questions
  • Charamei: yes
  • Dromeianindistress: and Romana doesn't see what the problem is
  • Charamei: and Andred, and Narvin
  • Dromeianindistress: Yes, and Rodan
  • Dromeianindistress: Even Brax, on occasion
  • Charamei: and they all get more and more uncomfortable because nobody wants to admit the real reason for it
  • Dromeianindistress: It's just not something you *talk* about
  • Charamei: there are some things you just don't talk about with aliens, even friendly ones, and the major flaw inherent in Time Lord psychology is one of them
  • Charamei: no
  • Charamei: it's just something you kind of... accept, and work around in your friends, and condemn in your enemies
  • Charamei: (Romana and Darkel slinging 'Well she's completely obsessed with being President!' at one another and everyone just kind of smiles and nods like, of course you both are, otherwise you'd be doing something else)
  • Dromeianindistress: yes
  • Dromeianindistress: XD
  • Dromeianindistress: And Brax has 'a small interest in art collecting'
  • Dromeianindistress: Which is why Romana hasn't turned him in for breaking every law of time out there to build his collection
  • Charamei: exactly
  • Charamei: Narvin's mild interest in astronomy probably translates to his entire bedroom being covered in star charts
  • Dromeianindistress: Romana doesn't even blink when he points out an extremely obscure fact about a minor space phenomenon relevant to the discussion
  • Charamei: nope
  • Dromeianindistress: (...there probably isn't a rehabilitation process for problematic obsessions. You just get mind probed a couple times as a warning, then exiled if you don't find something else)
  • Charamei: (...yeah)
  • Charamei: (there are some psychic doctors who specialise in fixing this stuff but you have to go and actually find them)
  • Dromeianindistress: (and most people don't *want* to)
  • Charamei: (no, because wanting to destroy the universe is perfectly harmless, it's only a thought exercise, of course they'd never... oh, hey, a Doomsday device!)
  • Dromeianindistress: ( XD )
  • Dromeianindistress: (Well there was also Shada)
  • Charamei: (yeah)
  • Charamei: (on the plus side, it does probably mean that people give Leela more leeway than you might expect when it comes to going hunting etc)
  • Charamei: (Andred and Rodan explained it as a mild interest and everyone just kind of nodded knowingly and left her to it)
  • Charamei: (she has no idea why of course)
  • Dromeianindistress: (Most Gallifreyans don't actually realize everyone in the universe isn't like this)
  • Charamei: ( no)
  • Charamei: (that's just what happens when you get interested in something)
  • Charamei: (then they go out there and start sabotaging fluid links so they can look around and the aliens are very unforgiving for absolutely no reason)
  • Dromeianindistress: (That's what interest *is*)
  • Charamei: (exactly!)
  • Dromeianindistress: (Really, completely irrational. They'll never understand how these aliens think)
  • Charamei: (nope)
  • Dromeianindistress: (The Rani was totally taken aback when the Doctor tried to get her experiments shut down)
  • Charamei: ( yes)
  • Charamei: (and every time a companion says something like "Are you enjoying this?" the Doctor gets utter culture shock)
  • Charamei: (of course they're enjoying it that doesn't mean they don't also care)
  • Dromeianindistress: (this is what they *do*, this is what they're interested in)
  • Dromeianindistress: (they can't turn that off)
  • Dromeianindistress: (it doesn't mean they don't care about the people involved)
  • Charamei: (the Master enjoys trying to kill them as well but they don't see the humans getting on their high horses about that)
  • Dromeianindistress: (really)
  • Charamei: (filling obsessions just feels good)
  • Charamei: (...we've just found Time Lord sex)
  • Dromeianindistress: (omg)
  • Dromeianindistress: (does that mean Time Lord marriages are 'our obsessions both line up very nicely with each other right now, let's be joined at the hip until they diverge again'?)
  • Charamei: (...quite probably)
  • Charamei: (Darling I very much enjoyed your paper on the inverse correlation of x and y please marry me and we should discuss this at every opportunity)
  • Dromeianindistress: (and they proceed to discuss it for the next 500 years)
  • Charamei: (yes, with occasional pauses to write papers)
  • Dromeianindistress: (...Gallifreyan conversations tend to be very long)