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ACT. 3: “The Loyal Patron”

Akaashi is a rising star in the club. His androgynous looks attract both male and female audience’s attention. He quickly goes up the popularity ranks, becoming one of the top dancers in Gold Diggers’ club. Unfortunately, anyone’s fallen for him means they’re losing cash fast. Will Bokuto be the ‘special’ one out of them all? We’ll find out. ;0

P.S.: Yesss there will be more parts to each pair, these are kind of like intros and I will go back to them and continue their stories.

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Yuri on Ice 2017/02/11 all night event report

I’m back from the event and I’ll write a report before going to sleep, mostly because I’m sure I will not be able to decipher my scribbles when I wake up… It’s not the full talk show since you can’t record it and also I couldn’t possibly write down everything, but I tried to take note of most things, especially stuff that has never been mentioned elsewhere. In the end it became quite long so I guess I was able to get most of the stuff down…

Needless to say it’s my notes, so other people might write about parts I omitted, etc. To be honest quite a few of the things they said especially in the beginning, like what the seiyuu think about their characters, is something I’ve read so many times in interviews that I could almost answer in their place, lol… I was a bit disappointed that one of the questions that was answered is the one about Chris’ mysterious acquaintance, because actually Kubo answered that in Pash already (it’s in the Q&A part I’ll be translating later), and I hoped they would feature questions about stuff that hasn’t been explained yet. Well I guess not everybody reads interviews, but still…

Due to the format of the report you can find my comments here and there, mostly in brackets.
Under the cut because it’s long.

I forgot to mention something important: the ones participating in the talk show were Mitsurou Kubo, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor), Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio).

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anonymous asked:

One things that's bothered me a bit is how as a whole fandom we want the boys to be able to open up to us and be able to tell us anything but what everyone is forgetting is that Namjoon does that regardless. He's talked about his struggles more than any of the others, n even reccomends books n music to us that really give a huge insight into his personality. He's even gone as far to talk about the secpnd hand pleasure he's gotten from some movies/books which any idol rarely ever dares to mention

what hurts me is that people could yell and scream about wanting members to be more open n real with them but when namjoon does that they’re like ‘hmmm….anyways,’ like it doesn’t matter what he does !!!! he could be standing on his head trying to please everybody and people would still not even notice he exists gosh……i still remember how they took a popularity ranking ages back and namjoon ranked last and that there was an mcountdown individual fancam focus for every member and his focus had the least views, about a tenth of the highest members and all that just goes to show how he’s treated in the fandom. the fact that he’s made painfully aware of that fact all the time hurts even more, like that time in a fansign when a fan got to meet him first down the table before the others and he said ‘now that youve practiced on me, you can talk well to your bias’ like he’s so !!!!!!!! painfully aware !!!!!!!!!! of the fact that most people in this fandom don’t like him,,,,, do you know what that must be like ? to work equally as hard as everyone else, to be leader nothing less, to open up about taboo topics like depression, LGBTQ stands and ‘second hand pleasure’ from books and movies and despite all that, being ignored? this fandom doesn’t deserve namjoon’s open-mindedness, his dedication, his wonderful and accepting personality because they only like namjoon when they can call him ‘d*ddy’ on stage. 

To the people who are upset about the Wanna One final line up and are calling the top 11 talentless,

How? How can you say that? None of the top 11 are talentless. All of them deserve to be there. The issue was that there were only 11 spots and 20 amazing, talented boys who deserved those spots. In fact, all 101 of the trainees are talented. I could go on and on about how talented each and every member of that show is, but I’ll just talk to you about the top 20. 

TR;DL: It wasn’t anyone’s fault but Mnet’s. DO NOT BLAME ANY OF THE FINAL WANNA ONE MEMBERS. IF you wanna be mad, BLAME MNET. 

Rank 20 - Choi Minki - Nu’EST’s Ren - Ahh Ren, he was very good at everything. Maybe not the best in any regard but definitely an all rounder. Singing. Dancing. Variety. Visuals. All check. The issue with him gettng this rank however was that Mnet’s edits didn’t give him much screen time (this is the case with many of the following on this list). 

Rank 19 - Joo Haknyeon - He is talented. Despite needing some help, this boy is talented. He just learns slower than the other trainees and was greedy for positions he wasn’t ready to take on. He got way too much uncalled for hate because of it. I want to see him make a comeback one day as a stronger, wiser person.

Rank 18 - Kim Samuel - I shouldn’t have to say this but Samuel choreographed a lot of the dances they did for P101- hell he choreographed the Super Hot stage (baby is only 15 TwT). He kicked ass as center in Showtime! He was also good in Get Ugly! But Mnet didn’t give him that many behind the scenes cuts so I think that might have hurt him. He truly deserved so much better and I am going to support his solo. Hopefully, one day, he’ll debut in a group. 

Rank 17 - Yoo Seonho - He’s got cute maknae charms and improved so much throughout the show. He’s only been a trainee for 6 months and despite that he grew a lot in a matter of months. I’m so proud of you, Seonho. Thank you for comforting all the people who needed it at the finale. You are an absolute angel who deserved to debut as well.

Rank 16 - Anh Hyungseob - Hyungseob is a good dancer and despite not being the best singer he tries very hard. He’s also hilarious XD (fondly remembers the times he ran into a door) He’s also got variety skills. *cough* His rank is probably low cause the Yuehua boys are planning to debut soon *cough*

Rank 15 - Im Youngmin - Great dancer. Great rapper. I don’t need to say anything. Just watch any of his performances and you’ll see. He got fucked over by his fake scandals and because knetz eat people alive without knowing if the rumor is true or not. 

Rank 14 - Kim Jonghyun - Nu’EST’s JR - Amazing leader, who is selfless and always a sweetheart. He could have asked for center. He could have been greedy and asked for more lines. He never once did. On top of that, he’s a great rapper and a great dancer. Plus he a cute shy Wartortle. I have no clue how someone who was hailed the Nation’s Leader didn’t make it into the Nation’s Boy Group. 

Rank 13 - Kang Dongho - Nu’EST’s Baekho - He had vocals for days and visuals for days. His charisma was like fire and his personality is so <3 He was the cute babysitter for all the kids of P101 and I’m honestly so sad Guanlin lost his fav sexy uncle. 

Rank 12 - Jung Sewoon - Okay, look I love Ponyo . I love him so damn much you don’t even know. I was depressed when I saw him not get in. I can’t put into words how much I wanted him to be in the top 11. I thought he wouldn’t be close to 11 because he was 19 last time, but damn I feel trolled about this. VOCALS. DANCING. CUTENESS. I want to see him again in the future so badly.

Rank 11- Ha Sungwoon - HOTSHOT’s Sungwoon - It’s probably not right for me to say I didn’t want him in the top 11 because he needs to return to HOTSHOT so they can finally have a comeback. But he was Rank A from the start. Even Boa was like how are such talented kids not popular. 

Rank 10 - Bae Jinyoung - A lot of you seem to have an issue with BaeJin. But he’s got stage presences. He might not have shown it off at the start but he improved so much since then. Plus he has a great personality which you can see in any of the back stage cams since the actual show cuts his and Jihoon’s screen time.

Rank 9 - Hwang Minhyun - Nu’EST Minhyun- Don’t fucking sit here and tell me Jonghyun deserves to debut but then go off and say the top 11 aren’t talented when Minhyun is fucking in the top 11. Emperor Hwang has everything. Visuals, vocals, dance skills, and the relationship with the rest of the top 11. He made half this top 11 happen. So much talent you can’t even. 

Rank 8 - Yoon Jisung-  Auntie Jisung was gonna give up if he didn’t debut. He has stable af vocals while dancing. Plus he’s hilarious. Like really fucking funny. That’s been evident since he made himself a meme in episode 1. He took care of whatever team he led. I’m so so glad he got to debut. 

Rank 7 - Lai Guanlin - I personally didn’t want him to debut because I think he’s too young and still has a lot of growing to do. He wasn’t the best rapper or dancer but he’s got stage presence not only that but he was also only a trainee for 6 months. He’s only been in Korea for 6 months. Plus he’s like 16 so chill. 

Rank 6 - Park Woojin - I will flip tables if you tell me Park Woojin didn’t deserve top 11. He had shingles and still gave a bomb performance. He’s a great dancer and always draws attention when he’s on stage. He’s a great rapper too. He’s been Rank A from the start (BNM kids are so talented guys).

Rank 5 - Ong Seongwoo - Talented. So fucking talented. I can’t. He’s funny af, he’s an amazing dancer, he’s a god singer, he’s got a great personality, AND he’s got actor like visuals. Seriously, how can you call him untalented? Again he was rank A from the start. 

Rank 4 - Kim Jaehwan - If you have hearing, you know Jaehwan is talented. He improved his dancing so much to be here. Plus he’s savage and hilarious. Kim Jaehwan was actually someone I was worried wouldn’t enter top 11 because he didn’t have a strong solo fanbase.

Rank 3 - Lee Daehwi - This child did not suffer to have you call him untalented. He’s an adorable baby who can do it all. He is only 16 and he writes songs for crying out loud! He can dance and sing and maybe rap (I think). He was also Rank A from the start! (All the BNM kids are talented af so never fucking say he’s talentless)

Rank 2 - Park Jihoon - Got here because he winked BUT that doesn’t mean he’s not talented. He’s a good dancer like a really good dancer, And he knows how to work a camera, clearly. He’s not the best singer but he tries. He’s an okay rapper but we never got to see much of that. Jihoon is adorable and cute and a whole lot of goot things but people kept bashing him for getting to the top because he winked. He’s still talented though (Rank B isn’t that bad cause Jaehwan was Rank B).

Rank 1 - Kang Daniel - I will not take anyone calling him untalented. Seriously there are too many people saying he didn’t deserve it. Have you watched ANY of his stages. He ALWAYS stole the show and he’s NEVER been center. Look, people forgot he was a rapper because he sang so much on this show. Like he gave all the rap parts to other rappers because he knew they couldn’t sing. He’s an angel who loves cats and people. He’s also awkwardly hilarious. He was bound to be in the top 11 from the moment he hugged small Woojin. Worked hard and moved from Rank B to Rank A. Watch any of his fancams and prepare to be shook. 

If you’ve made it this far, I applaud you. 

Wanna One is talented.

Everyone in the top 20 was talented. 

I wish they made a group with the top 20 because I loved so many of them. 

teasdays  asked:

Hi please PLEASE talk to me abt the socioeconomic state of japan in bnh verse I am SO interested to hear ur thoughts? I'm a poli theory major and let me tell u im a SLUT for fic that deal w the political/social repercussions of fictional happenings

sure thing! 

disclaimer: i only just graduated high school so i’m pulling all of this out of my ass one semester of macroeconomics i took in senior year. feel free to add onto or correct any of this 

edit: if anyone wants to use this for reference when writing boku no hero japan, feel free! i’d appreciate any credit, but it’s not necessary. 

what really got me thinking about the socioeconomic state of boku no hero japan was probably the difference between orudera junior high (bakugou and izuku’s school) vs. yuuei, both of which are in the same city, musutafu. orudera junior high gives off the feeling of a school that’s a bit run down; not terrible enough that it obstructs the kids’ education, but enough that you think the school probably can’t afford to keep it in good repair. 

here’s a screenshot of bakugou and izuku’s classroom:

and then here’s izuku’s desk, which has details indicating that it’s in slight disrepair: 

if you go back through the chapters and look at the setting at yuuei, it’s spic-n-span. just super clean and well-kept. it’s an entire world of difference… so already there is this huge disparity between the junior high school in izuku’s neighborhood, and yuuei, which is a 40 minute subway ride away (chapter 3).

makes sense that yuuei would be so nice and expensive if it’s the most prestigious hero academy in the country, right? but there’s more details too, like this brief exchange between bakugou & iida right at the very beginning: 

bakugou’s resentful comment about iida being an “elite” really only makes sense to me in the context of economic disparity. let’s infer that soumei junior high is better funded, better equipped, better everything in general. of course bakugou will resent iida for that, especially coming from the more ill-maintained orudera junior high. the difference in their economic status is already apparent. 

this isn’t even going into the difference between yaoyorozu’s incredibly rich status vs the rest of the class vs uraraka, who has decided to become a hero because she wants the financial security, and who also lives in an apartment by herself and skips meals to save on money. so even within the class itself there’s a huuuge difference in economic status. 

you could just think of it as the individual circumstances of the characters, but i think it’s more of a systematic problem – see, again, the difference in infrastructure quality between the different schools (the public school is not doing so great but yuuei is doing fantastic). maybe the city is poor, or maybe all of its funds go towards repairing the constant property damage from villain attacks, or maybe there’s just some areas they don’t care to maintain. either way: just by traversing different parts of the city you’ll probably see big differences in how well the neighborhoods are kept. 

and now, for a different question: if this is the golden age of peace, why are there still so many villain fights? 

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Animage 2017.11 Character Popularity Ranking (top pic)(x)

  1. Izuminokami Kanesada
  2. Azazel
  3. Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki
  4. Yagen
  5. Nyanko Sensei
  6. Jabami Yumeko
  7. Gaelio Bauduin
  8. Tsurumaru
  9. Horikawa Kunihiro
  10. Son Goku (Saiyuki)

NewType 2017.11 Male Character Popularity Ranking (bottom pic)(x)

  1. Horikawa Kunihiro
  2. Kirito
  3. Levi
  4. Lelouch
  5. Char Aznable
  6. Izuminokami Kanesada
  7. Eren
  8. Archer (Fate/Stay Night UBW)
  9. Sakata Gintoki
  10. Azazel
Digimon popularity poll FOR SCIENCE

Okay, Digimon popularity poll FOR SCIENCE! Rank your favorite Digimon seasons in order, best to worst, however you want to define that, it’s your opinion! Listing a tie will mean the next item on the list gets less points. Not listing a season will not effect its score. Here are the 9 seasons in chronological order: Adventure, Zero Two, Tamers, Frontier, Savers, Xros Wars, Hunters, Tri, Appmon. GO!

If we can signal boost this enough to get a lot of respondants, we’ll actually have useful information!

Results for “RT the Member You’d Most Want to Date”-

1. Jeonghan
2. Jun
3. Wonwoo
4. Mingyu
5. Hoshi
6. Joshua
7. Woozi
8. The8
9. S.Coups
10. Vernon
11. DK
12. Dino
13. Seungkwan

News: The Ancient Magus Bride ranks 1st on Fall 2017 TV Anime Popularity Ranking.

Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo conducted an online research on the Fall 2017 TV Anime between October 27th and November 3rd. 102,491 valid votes were registered, and The Ancient Magus Bride took the 1st place.

A previous ranking was held on September to know which shows were the most anticipated, and back then The Ancient Magus Bride ranked 2nd.

Below are the full results; the numbers in parenthesis are the shows places in the anticipation ranking.

1 (2). “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” - 8,443 votes.
2 (1). “Hozuki no Reitetsu 2nd season” - 6,228.
3 (3). “Himouto! Umaru-chan R” - 5,578.
4 (4). “Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond” - 5,202.
5 (30). “BLEND-S” - 5,154.

6 (11). “Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series” - 4,611.
7 (5) “Mr.Osomatsu 2nd Season” - 4,581.
8 (12). “A Sister’s All You Need” - 4,415.
9 (18). “Recovery of an MMO Junkie” - 4,278.
10 (13). “My Girlfriend is Shobitch” - 4,151.

11 (6). “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate” - 4,135
12 (17). “JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR” - 4,105
13 (14). “Land of the Lustrous” - 3,943
14 (22). “Girls’ Last Tour” - 3,644
15 (31). “Konohana Kitan” - 3,234

16 (21). “Black Clover” - 3,158.
17 (8). “Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season” - 3,088.
18 (15). “King’s Game The Animation” - 2,372.
19 (36). “Just Because!” - 2,224.
20 (26). “UQ Holder! Negima! Magister Negi Magi 2” - 1,916.

21 (34). “Anime-Gataris” - 1,887.
22 (24). “Code:Realize − Guardian of Rebirth” - 1,864.
23 (20). “The Idolm@ster SideM” - 1,749.
24 (38). “TwoCar” - 1,575.
25 (28). “Sengoku Night Blood” - 1,566.

26 (29). “TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION” - 1,208.
27 (25). “The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Theater 2nd Season” - 1,144.
28 (39). “Dies irae” - 1,102.
29 (32). “Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter” - 854.
30 (37). “ClassicaLoid 2nd Season” - 691.

31 (-). “Touken Ranbu Okkii Konnosuke no Touken Sanpo Ni” - 678.
32 (41). “Robomasters:The Animated Series” - 609.
33 (40). “DYNAMIC CHORD” - 557.
34 (46). “URAHARA” - 520.
35 (43). “Dream Festival R” - 399.

36 (53). “Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan” - 328.
37 (47). “Oretacha Yokai Ningen” - 324.
38 (49). “EVIL OR LIVE” - 306.
39 (42). “Love Rice 2nd Season” - 281.
40 (47). “Time Bokan The Villains’ Strike Back” - 264.
41 (-). “Kamisama Minarai Himitsu no Cocotama” (2nd series 2nd arc) - 125.

Popular | Chapter 1

Pairing: Bucky Barnes X Avenger!Reader

Prompt: Tony has made a bet to see who could end up with the most fans, out of the Avengers, by the end of the month. Bucky takes it just to piss Sam off and Reader really wants to prove that she isn’t the least popular. Bucky and Reader team up to be a fake couple in order to beat the other Avengers, agreeing to split the prize at the end. Will it all work out?

A/N: My first planned out series!  I hope you all like it because there are going to be a lot more parts. This will probably be the main plan for most of July and August. Feedback is always appreciated.

Warnings: None

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Tony’s Game

On simmering hot summer days, people tend to get creative. Much of the most brilliant inventions created were made out of boredom. At least, you assumed that to be true. Searches on Google to prove the validity of that statement drew a blank, but you still stand by it. Today was one of the many many boiling July days that forced you to stay indoors all day long. Going out in hundred degrees weather was hard enough. Going out in Manhattan in hundred degrees weather? You’d rather watch Steve try to take dance lessons again.

“Remind me why I even bothered to come here instead of staying in my room again?” Sam asked. He and a few other fellow Avengers were sprawled out on the couch of the communal rec room. Namely Steve, Wanda, and Bucky.

“Tony said he had a special surprise for us,” you shrugged. You were already sprawled out on another couch, taking up the entirety of it. You had been watching TV while snacking on chips since there was nothing better to do.

Nat walked in right as the commercial break came on. “I see I wasn’t the only one to get Tony’s message.” Clint followed right behind, still in uniform from his latest mission.

“What do you think he’s got planned?” Wanda wonders.

“Hopefully not another deadly world-dominating robot,” Sam snickered. Steve elbowed him, a stern fatherly look on his face. Bucky laughed as Sam recoiled from the hit. “What’s so funny?”

“Clearly not you,” Bucky replied. Sam feigned offense and punched the soldier on the arm, only to hear the sound of metal.


Bucky only laughed harder and smirked. “Wrong arm, birdbrain.”

“I thought that was Clint’s nickname,” Nat observed.

Clint’s voice could be heard as he rummaged through the fridge for food. “Hey, don’t drag me back into another one of their squabbles.”

Steve opened his mouth to interject, but another voice interrupted. “That’s enough!” He blinked twice before closing his mouth and leaning back on the seat. “Couldn’t have said it better myself, Tony.”

The coordinator of the meeting waltzed in like he always did when he had an invention to reveal. Vision trailed after, conveniently taking a seat next to Wanda. You thought it was funny how Wanda could seem to read everyone’s mind except her own.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Wanda said out loud. You must have been thinking aloud again. She looked at you, eyes narrowing. All you could do was shrug and look expectantly towards Tony.

“Are you children done yet?” Tony crossed his arms.

“Just get to the point, Stark.” Nat tapped her foot impatiently.

“And hurry! House Hunters just came back on,” you inform everyone.

Sam rolled his eyes. “I swear only you and Tony would enjoy watching home renovation and real estate television.”

“I have an announcement if you haven’t forgotten!” Tony interjected for the umpteenth time. “And don’t worry, Y/N. You know I have it all taped ahead of time. Anyway, I am here to reveal…this!” He held up a small metallic box about the size of an iPhone. The A single, shiny golden button was the only thing on it. As soon as it was pushed, a robotic voice sounded through the room.

“Calculating statistics of Avengers…Captain America…Iron Man…The Hulk…”

Everyone looked at each other, then at Tony. “What is this?” Steve sounded quite concerned.

“Hush, Cap. You’ll see soon enough,” Tony shushed. The voice continued to rattle off names as the TV was replaced with a white screen, a circular loading icon in the center spinning and spinning.

“Calculations, complete.”

The screen faded into one filled with a ranking list, a few photographs, and a lot of numbers. The room was silent as everyone scanned the list, not leaving out a single detail. It was bizarre, even a little extraordinary. There for all to see was an “Avengers By Popularity” ranking list of you and your fellow teammates.

  1. Captain America (Steve Rogers) 
  2. Iron Man (Tony Stark)
  3. Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
  4. Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
  5. Falcon (Sam Wilson)
  6. Thor (Thor Odinson)
  7. Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
  8. Vision (Vision)
  9. H/N (Y/N L/N)
  10. James Barnes (Bucky)

“I decided to take some liberties and exclude any of the Avengers who are otherwise too busy for this activity or not available,” Tony shrugged.

Steve looked around, surveying everyone’s faces. “Tony, explain the meaning of this. I don’t see why this invention was necessary and is doing more harm than good at this rate.”

“Aha, that’s part two. I’m announcing a competition!” Tony beamed. “You see, each one of you has come to me within the past month just asking for some. ‘Tony, I want a new computer’, ‘I want this I want that’ well I’m going to give it to you in a sense.”

“That makes no sense whatsoever,” Sam frowned.

“Let me rephrase, I’ll give you all an opportunity! This list is calculated based on all the stuff that makes people popular. I’m talking photo ops, advertising gigs, social media followers, you name it and it is counted. I’m proposing a competition to get rid of all this boredom nonsense and to finally get some of you off my back. Let the timer begin!”

He pushed the button again, and it revealed a countdown clock. Thirty days, twenty-three hours, fifty-nine minutes and counting.

“Whoever ends up being the most popular by the end of the month gets whatever they originally asked me for. If by some rare chance you didn’t ask for anything, I’ll give you anything you want within reason. And if I win, which I probably will, then it’s just less work for me. How does that sound?”

The room immediately burst into questions.

“Why did you do this?”

“Do I finally get a private jet?”

“I bet I could beat Tony.”

“Wait, so we can get anything?”

All the clamor died down as Steve approached Tony. His chest was puffed out like it usually was when he was going to confront someone. “Tony. Explain yourself. Now.”

“Listen, I think it’ll be a great learning experience for everyone and be a lot of fun. You always talk about improving ourselves and motivation. Think about it. We’ll be able to get out there and just be present! Help others and all that nice stuff that you always like. Doesn’t that sound nice?” Tony pointed out.

You could’ve heard a pin drop in that room. All eyes were on Steve. You knew if he was on board, then everyone else would be too. You could already see the excitement in their eyes. Nat and Clint probably already had their own competition going on with the way they were communicating with just facial expressions. You weren’t so sure about the whole thing yourself. You were pretty much tied last, only since Bucky was the actual last. But…the idea of getting what you wanted did sound awfully appealing.

“Only if every single person is one hundred percent okay with this.” Steve looked around the room, eyes stopping on Bucky. He looked conflicted, switching from staring at his score to Steve.

“I’m okay with it,” Bucky answered. Steve’s eyes widened. Clint almost choked on the water he was drinking. “If…”

“We’re adding in 'ifs’ now?” Sam muttered. Bucky narrowed his eyes at him.

“If I beat him, Sam will wear a 'loser’ shirt and not bother me for two weeks,” Bucky finished. Sam burst out into laughter, but Bucky didn’t seem deterred. “Do we have a deal or what?”

Sam wiped a tear from his eye. “Oh, you got a deal alright. Good luck catching up, Barnes.”

“Well if he’s agreed to it I think I am too,” Nat cuts in. Clint nods in agreement. Steve surveys the room, making sure everyone was comfortable with the contest. That only left you.

“Well, Y/N?” Steve looks to you. “You in?”

You look around. Everyone is just waiting for your answer. You glance at the screen again. Big letters shouting out at you. Number nine. Second to last. If you do this, you can’t go down. You need to improve. You need to get out more. You’re going to get that prize. “I’m in.”

Tony clapped his hands. “It’s settled then! You should all probably start booking your schedules instead of waiting for second-rate missions. We just wasted the last ten minutes or so squabbling.”

In an instant, the dead room was alive with scurries and chatter. Nat and Clint raced out as fast as possible, shouting to each other about all the popularity-inducing activities they were going to do. Tony exited like he entered, with grandeur and a knowing smirk. Wanda and Vision were still talking quietly, probably to do some planning and flirting like they always did.

Sam gave Bucky one last look and got up laughing. “Good luck.” He gave him a fake salute. “You’ll need it!”

You could hear Bucky growl. The TV screen flashed back to House Hunters. The couple finally decided on a nice beachfront condo. It looked amazing. You wished your room could look as nice as their master bedroom.

“So,” Bucky spoke first, a surprise to you both. “What do you have planned?”

“Trying to steal my ideas, Barnes?” You tease. Bucky sighed, rubbing neck.

“We’re not getting anywhere, are we?” Bucky frowned. You tilted your head in confusion.

“What do you mean?” Sure you weren’t the first person that comes to mind when people think of the Avengers, but you could improve…somehow.

“Listen, Y/N. We’re both pretty much dead last, and there’s no way we can beat anyone else working alone. I mean, you don’t have a plan. I know because you didn’t run out to hatch schemes like everyone else did. The only way we can win is if we work together,” Bucky proposes.

“Hey, I can be plenty charismatic and attention-grabbing on my own,” you argue. Bucky raised a brow.

“You spent the last week watching HGTV.”

“The houses just look so nice!” You slump into the couch. “Alright fine, we can work together to climb the ranks, but how? I mean, Steve is already America’s favorite golden boy. Tony has infinite riches. Nat and Clint will come up with something to try and beat each other out. Even Wanda and Vision have attracted a huge shipping following online!” You toss your hands up in the air. “How can we compete with shipping?”

Bucky rubbed his chin, thinking hard. He finally snapped his fingers. “That’s it!”

“What is?”

“Date me!” He said it like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

“Listen Bucky, I think you’re really hot but-”

“No, I mean like we should pretend to be a couple. You said shipping was the thing that gets the fans, right? Well, if we just become a better couple than everyone else, I’m sure people will flock to us!” Bucky explains. “Wait, you think I’m attractive?”

“That’s beside the point,” you wave his comment off. “You really think we can pull this off? Vision and Wanda are adorable!”

“But they’re not dating yet. We can beat them to it and become like a power-couple! Like the ones on TV,” Bucky pleads.

You laugh and shake your head. “You and Steve have been watching way too much reality television. Is this what Stark told you to research this time?”

Bucky looked a bit embarrassed. “Well, are you in or what? Come on, I know you’ve been asking Tony for room upgrades.”

You bite your lip and think hard. You do really like the idea of getting a sweet new suite. Plus, this was the first time Bucky has actually tried reaching out to you. You’ve tried making progress, but he’s always been so reserved up until recently. This could be the strange start of a beautiful friendship.

“I’m in, Barnes. Steve did always say you were a ladies man,” you chuckle.

“Great!” He beams. Just seeing him this excited made you a lot more motivated to win. “Because I already have a few ideas for our first date…”

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garnettfox  asked:

Who's Cassandra Dee and why are her romance/Erotic books so bad according to caitlynlynch?

Cassandra Dee is one of those authors who is rather, shall we say, the current Problematic Fave of the amazon romance/erotica scene. It’s not often I root for other authors to crash and burn, I do in fact tend to do the exact opposite, but I’ve been stoking the pyre under this one for a good long while.

She’s the type of author who revels in belittling other women in her fiction to make sure you know her (unlikable, flat, bland, downright bullying) characters are deserving of the one true alpha male (gag) dicking, and is just generally not a very good writer. She’s clumsy and bland and her popularity in the amazon ranking charts makes me think she’s got a bot set up somewhere to generate publicity for herself because the last time I tried to read one of her books I rage quit and didn’t bother to finish it.

And that hasn’t happened to me since the days of Crucifix Nail Nipples.

When I found out Caitlyn also didn’t like CDee, it was somewhat of a kindred spirit moment. Choirs of angels sang, my pores were cleared and then I got to sit back and cackle because Caitlyn has documented her reviews of the CDee books and they’re delightfully scathing.

She’s got a current master post here: http://caitlynlynch.tumblr.com/post/165453193231/so-thestarfishdancer-took-up-my-dare-god-i-am

Taylor Swift the celebrity is such a magnet for attention, she can distract from Taylor Swift the artist. But Swift was a songwriter before she was a star, and she’ll be a songwriter long after she graduates from that racket. It’s in her music where she’s made her mark on history – as a performer, record-crafter, guitar hero and all-around pop mastermind, with songs that can leave you breathless, or with a nasty scar. She was soaring on the level of the all-time greats before she was old enough to rent a car, with the crafty guile of a Carole King and the reckless heart of a Paul Westerberg – and she hasn’t exactly slowed down since then.

So with all due respect to Taylor the myth, the icon, the red-carpet tabloid staple, let’s celebrate the real Taylor – the songwriter she was born to be. Let’s break it down: all 115 tunes, counted from the bottom to the top. The hits, the flops, the deep cuts, the covers, from her raw 2006 debut as a teen country ingénue to “…Ready for It?” – her latest offering. Every fan would compile a different list – that’s the beauty of it. But they’re not ranked by popularity, sales or supposed celebrity quotient – just the level of Taylor genius on display, from the perspective of a fan who generally does not give a rat’s nads who the songs are “really” about. All that matters is whether they’re about you and me. (I guarantee you are a more fascinating human than the Twilight guy, though I’m probably not.)

Sister Tay may be the last true rock star on the planet, making brilliant moves (or catastrophic gaffes, because that’s what rock stars do). These are the songs that sum up her wit, her empathy, her flair for emotional excess, her girls-to-the-front bravado, her urge to ransack every corner of pop history, her determination to turn any chorus into a ridiculous spectacle. So let’s step back from the image and pay homage to her one-of-a-kind songbook – because the weirdest and most fascinating thing about Taylor Swift will always be her music.

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squara2840  asked:

How would the GOM + Kagami, react to their short s/o (like five feet tall) being a very good basketball player?

hi! thanks for the submission! had a lot of fun writing this! enjoy, xx

Kise Ryouta:

  • He doesn’t believe it when you tell him you’re a pretty good basketball player yourself. He laughs it off and pats your head and calls you adorable. “You’re a little too short to be a basketball player, _______-cchi!”
  • When he first sees you play during one of your school games, he’s in awe. He never believed you but you were absolutely amazing. He sees you shoot just like Midorima-cchi and he apologizes and cheers you on from the stands.
  • He had a taste of his own medicine at one of your matches. A swarm of boys and girls gathered around you to congratulate you, stopping him from reaching to you first. Irritated, he would push his way past the fans and tug on your arms, pulling you away from the crowd.

Originally posted by rejected-on-a-cosmic-level

Midorima Shintarou:

  • He never had the time to check out your basketball matches since he was busy with his basketball club, but when he did have a chance he went and brought over your lucky item of the day. 
  • He likes seeing you in your uniform, a black and orange uniform because it held the color of his school. Since the two of you go to different schools, it was nice seeing you in something he took pride in. (also because your legs look toned af).
  • He doesn’t cheer the loudest or even raise his voice for that matter so he brings Takao with him-sometimes Takao just tags along-to cheer for you. When you hear Takao screaming and hooting, you know your boyfriends there to support you. Sometimes it’s hard to spot him because of your height but once you see green you know he’s there.

Originally posted by gameraboy

Aomine Daiki:

  • The fact that he reaches objects for you in your daily life such as in the library or in a kitchen questions your credibility but once he’s seen you play, he’s so damn proud of his short little shrimp.
  • He constantly teases you because of your height but he knows you’re one of the best players in your team and could even rival some of the players in his own team. He’s secretly such a proud dad.
  • He watches your game with Satsuki and likes to analyze the game with her. Afterwards the three of you get some dinner. You and Satsuki get along pretty well and like to discuss plays and strategies over food.

Originally posted by gifamoment

Murasakibara Atsushi: 

  • He doesn’t really distrust you, but he can’t be too sure if you’re really in a basketball team considering how short you are. You constantly tell him that you’re one of the starters but he dismisses you by shoving food into your mouth.
  • He’s amazed at how well you play and occasionally visit the games. After you finish and win a game, he carries you on his shoulders and walks around the stadium with you happily laughing with him at your win.
  • He isn’t much of a screamer but he lets out a “Gooo~________-chin~” and proceeds to stuff his face with popcorn. He talks about an exciting moment of your play after the game and points out what you could have done sometimes.

Originally posted by zechs

Akashi Seijuro:

  • Akashi is a proud daddy. He knows you’re in the starting line up and he knows how amazing you are at your play. He goes to all the games he can make since you do the same for him. He sometimes brings the team as some sort of field trip, causing  a commotion since they’re from a popular and high ranked school.
  • He treats you to dinner after a win and discusses strategies and what you can improve on. He asks for tips as well to implement some of your moves to his team because lets be honest, you have a few killer moves up your sleeves, too.
  • When you lose a match, he takes you to his house and the two of you curl up in his screen room while watching your favorite movie. He likes to shower you with love and comfort because he knows how hard it can take a toll on you to lose.

Originally posted by painfulblisss

Kagami Taiga:

  • Kagami is obviously at disbelief when he first hears the news. He’s literally watching TV and sees you playing basketball and shits himself because you were freaking awesome???
  • He cooks congratulatory dinners when you and your team wins and sometimes invites your team knowing they’d be hungry. Your teammates love him although he gets flustered talking to them, you find it so endearing. The team praises you for having such a sweet boyfriend.
  • He takes you to street courts on dates and plays against you sometimes for a change. Usually it’d be shopping or movies but letting off some steam with basketball together is a dream come true for the both of you.

Originally posted by animefoodissugoi

can maknae line stans stop acting like hyung line stans asking for more attention for hyung line are personally attacking them? i see people offended by posts showing the difference between views on fancams and saying it’s pitying other members?? no one is pitying anyone, we’re so loud because we know they deserve all the recognition. of course everyone has a fave but it doesn’t mean it’s completely okay to ignore rest of the members!! well you can do this but don’t say you’re a bts stan if you only have eyes for your bias. there’s a difference between having a bias and only caring about one member. 

and trying to shut down complaining people shows how much you don’t care about hyung line. if the truth hurts you so much, maybe instead of attacking people who want this difference to disappear, try to help them?? but i guess getting mad at hl stans is easier. ml stans are most likely to be solo stans and everyone knows this. and before you say “but not all ml stans!!!”, ask me about all the times i’ve seen posts like this, all the times i’ve read yt comments about jin stans who need to shut up. look at the fandom, how underappreciated hyung line is and think about it. 

and do you really think we do nothing but complain? there’s a lot of hyung line content but it doesn’t get notes, streaming project are being ignored, good text posts… but people are not supporting it.

so keep pressing hearts on j*kook vlive and keep crying how bad you’re hurt by those ugly hl stans!! must be tough biasing most popular members who get most lines, spotlight and have thousands of other fans you can talk to, what does it matter that you might hurt other members right?? believe me, they’re aware of their popularity ranks, they see the views on their fancams, they try not to show this but they care. they’re humans too. 

i don’t ask you to die for hyung line, just for a little bit of respect for their hard work and for their fans who can’t stand the double standards in the fandom. if you want to close your eyes, fine. but don’t try to play victim. no one is telling you to drop your bias or only love hyung line!! but acting like watching a video of hoseok, jin or namjoon for 5 minutes would kill you… it really says a lot.