Just Some More Thoughts

(BTW: I have switched to my laptop, so there will be some punctuation. :3)

So in the Serendipity Comeback Trailer, I’ve noticed quite a few things relating to jikook (cause i’m official trash). OK, the video is gender neutral so he could be singing about any gender, I know the album is called Her but we’ve got to look past that. Also I know the Namjoon wrote the lyrics to the song but he gave it to Jimin to sing because he can’t sing (untrue but whatever). He continued to say that Jimin made it into his own style, meaning the jikook may be valid. Now on to the video stuff:

So this photo has Jungkook in yellow and Jimin in blue, not to mention it’s adorable. The whole video is in blue and yellow tones, but that’s not my point, it’s the clothes they’re wearing.

In the video, in front of the window there is a small yellow ball, we’re gonna nickname it JK. So he pushes mini JK away but he comes back as a huge JK. I’m gonna stop here and elaborate. This scene can be interpreted as Jungkook giving him/ confessing his love but Jimin pushes him away, perhaps from fear because South Korea isn’t very accepting of homosexuals. But then Jungkook comes back again with more love/more confessions. So what does Jimin do?

He envelops himself in the yellow, embraces it, and accepts his confession/love. After he covers himself in the blanket he gets transported to this really pretty place with a galaxy and a telescope. Also at this point the Eclipse reaches totality.

Originally posted by juvenilemissb


At the end the last “Let me love Let me love you” it doesn’t really sound like  Jimin but more like Jungkook. You can tell from the difference in pronunciation on the “you”. Jimin sounds more like a ya than a you. The last you sounds sounds more like yoo, where you can clearly hear the u in you.

 He says “I’m your calico cat” Calico cats are mostly female as it is theoretically impossible for there to be a male calico cat. Plus I think Jimin does really look like a calico cat. :3

Ok, so that is all I thought about the Serendipity video. It’s a really good song and it’s already on my playlist. I love it. Ok im done now bye.

SVT Ouran AU  -  Minghao

Originally posted by sunkissedhao

request: Hello~ can I please request a Host Club au with The8? Something like Ouran High School Host Club

a/n: thank you OurAnon for requesting! who knows! this might be another series! i hope you enjoy reading this anyways!!



-sweetie kid!

-ok so you know how you got the really snooty rich kids

-*cough cough the rich kids of instagram my college is full of them lmao cough cough*

-well guess what!

-our lovely minghao isn’t one of them! 

-instead he’s a really quiet and sweet chinese kid who really likes martial arts and getting to know people 


-for his host club type i would put him as the natural type

-he isn’t flamboyant or silent or anything like the other hosts


-speaking of seungcheol

-he was the first one to find minghao 

-he was jus chillin in the library reading his homework for that week

-and seungcheol just came over like

-”hey,,,,,,,,,,,,,,first year,,,,,,wanna be a host?”

-and minghao is like 

-”host?? what is that??”


-and minghao is just like wait what’s going on?????

-so poor minghao is just being dragged through the hallways by this prince character who introduces him to the other hosts 

-so he asks seungcheol what he gets out of being a host

-and seungcheol goes out and says that he gets to miss out lessons that he’s good in 

-ie science and maths 

-and that he actually gets to make new friends and converse with people

-he said (and i quote)

-”being a host is an enlightening experience in which you get to meet new people and make friends. it’s basically freshers but without the alcohol and the 8am hangovers”

-bearing in mind that minghao is pretty good in those said classes

-and minghao wasn’t exactly making any new friends due to his studies

-so fuck it

-he might as well join the host club

-so going up to seungcheol

-he just looks him dead in the eye

-and is just like

-”sign. me. the. fuck. up”

-well not in that way but from the way that seungcheol was shaking he might have well of said that

-seungcheol’s so happy because his host club is getting bigger

-but he’s still a little confused,,,,as to why the school needs a host club

-and seungcheol just said

-”it’s to entertain people who have too little time to do so themselves”

-and minghao is just like

-”ok?? i guess…”

-so for him business was slow 

-but in the first week or so he got a couple girls asking to see him the next week since they were rlly stressed and needed a new host and they saw him and stuff

-and minghao is like “wow ok this is going so fast !!”

-until,,,,they see him in the hallway 

-and they say that they can’t do it because of their studies

-which is a defeat 

-but he doesn’t mind 

-which makes him the natural type

-he doesn’t get upset 

-but he’s a little defeated because well,,,,he was kind of looking forward to it

-the next time he comes in it’s a fancy dress special


-policeman minghao


-so every other host is wearing a police outfit from another country 

-so what is minghao wearing? 

-the chinese police outfit of course

-(i’m using the hetalia police outfits for reference im so sorry that im a huge weeb–)

-sitting at his table he noticed that his flower was always a light pastel red

-which was really pretty to look at 


-he was too distracted by the flower to notice that you were right there

-observing him

-you were just look at him looking at the flower

-and he was so pretty!!

-wait….a second who are you??

-you’re a first year but you’re in a different class

-but you knew minghao through a friend

-you two rarely talked but maybe a hi in the hallway was exchanged

-”hi minghao..”

-”o-oh hey y/n…what are you doing here?”

-”ah….the regular host i see isn’t here due to their studies….so i might as well see you today. is that ok with you?”

-”oh sure take a seat. tea?”

-”yes please”

-you were so cute that he couldn’t help but to have his cheeks display that feeling of love going through him 


-even though it was the first proper time you two have talked 

-you two became attached to each other like wooooooow

-you two were always smiling to each other 

-and it became so cute

-that you kind of just switched hosts with your friend

-so now your host was always minghao 

-and your friend got your host 

-over the time that you were with minghao 

-you accidentally grew….to like him

-a lot…

-and minghao….was the same…


-there was nothing to say that a host couldn’t date their princess…..right?

-even though minghao was biased towards you

-he had to keep a professional outlook on this whole thing


-he kind of found that keeping this professional facade…kind of made him like you more

-he was attracted to everything about you….

-your smile

-your laugh

-your eyes

-he found everything about you so….appealing to him 

-well…..maybe there’s a chance for him to tell you how he feels? maybe

-since the profits from the host club don’t go back into the school and are funded straight into club activities

-the club hosts a fancy schmancy ball from time to time

-it was so fancy that they got servers for this thing to go around giving otu drinks and snacks

-think of it as like a school dance or formal

-and just times that by the size of the whole school budget

-it’s that fancy 






-your friend got you a dress that was really cute 

-it was a dusty pink and it was really light and flowy and it was so cute woowowowowoww

-so when you got to the dance with your friend

-minghao saw you 

-and was just like 

-minghao on the outside: (●♡∀♡)

-minghao on the inside: (●♡∀♡)

-heeeee was so in love in that moment!!

-you smiled and you couldn’t look more beautiful in that moment than you did 

-his heart - stolen

-by who - you 

-and your heart - still his 

-so while you’re just at the drinks table 

-minghao comes up to you and he’s just in awe about how you look and how beautiful you are 

-”you look amazing…”

-”oh thank you look great too!!”

-cue the 3 minutes of really awkward silence while standing by the drinks

-then the little baby peaked up the courage

-”hey…..can i have this dance?”


-and hand in hand 

-you two jus kind of made it onto the floor

-now trust me when i say that this scene 

-looked exactly like a fairy tale

-it was so romantic

-the best bit about it was that it was quite a slow song and it was so pretty 

-but the best thing about this was the fact that you looked like you were glowing with beauty 

-and minghao couldn’t do anything else but smile 


-a brilliant idea

-he remembered seeing a really pretty place on one of the top floors of the building 

-so he’s like to you

-”hey can i show you something?? i promise it won’t be bad or anything…”

-so you’re like “fuck what is he gonna show me i’m sCAREEDNMEJFVN”

-but lil y/n there’s nothing to be scared of 

-so you agree and he just whisks you away into the building

-but there’s one thing you notice

-he’s been holding your hand this entire time 

-so when you two get upstairs he just leads you to a really pretty window

-it’s huge too

-and you can see everything that’s going on downstairs and it’s very romantic and every–


-romantic scenery 

- + minghao 

- + you

- + the feeling of that one shot in the my house mv by 2pm

- = ??????? cONFESSION


-to put it lightlyYES

-there’s a little edge that he just leans on 

-and he’s still holding your hand

-”it’s so pretty here…”

-”yeah….but i see something prettier…”

-you’re just like???

-and then you see him stand up and turn to you 

-and he just squeezes your hand while he’s smiling and i’m pretty sure your soul has melted and is making an exit through your brain 

-”i’ve been thinking about this for a long time…..and the thought of you makes me so happy….and i guess….if it’s ok with you….we could be more than just a host and a princess?”

-”minghao…..are you serious?”


-”w-when did these feelings come around for me…?”

-”when we first started to talk”

-”oh…so the same time as i started to get feelings for you…that’s good to know!”

-”right….w-wait you have feelings for me too?”


-you’re both little bunnies and he’s the cutest thing he’s just so happy that you like him back !!

-he’s so happy…that he pulls you in for a hug 

-your face is so red !!

-but you hug back because aaaaAAAAAAAAAH 

-but when you two look to each other

-you don’t realise how close you two are

-you might as well kiss 

-you were THAT close to each other

-hey…kissing doesn’t sound so bad at this moment

-so what does this lil-fairy-kid-cutie-pie-love-of-my-life-but-my-heart-belongs-to-mingyu-but-i-have-a-very-soft-spot-for-him-i-love-my-small-martial-artist-baby do?

-his hand elevates from your side 

-cups one of your cheeks

-and just leans in slowly



-he just kisses you

-don’t fuckin lie you wanted him to kISS YOU TOO YOU LITTLE FUCK

-ok yeah his lips are fuckin soft what does he use to fuckIN MAKE THEM SOOOOOFT HEEEEEEEEElp

-h my god

-you’re caught off guard cause so many thoughts just go through your head

-”will minghao get in trouble for this”

-”will he be able to continue in the host club?”

-”why are there not fireworks where the hell are the fireworks what the–”

-you think about fireworks you get the fireworks

-so one goes off and of course you’re gettin into this kiss

-but you didn’t realise that one went off

-so boi 

-you get SHOOKETH

-and you accidentally jump a little

-and minghao is just like there laughing because you squeaked a little because fuck how are you this cute 

-”did the fireworks scare you?”

-”a-a little…yeah”

-he laughs a little more before placing his arm around you 

-and you two end the night watching the fireworks and it’s so pretttttyyyyy

-and this whole scenario is making me wanna watch ouran again

-go watch ouran

-where the fuck is the second season

-funimation/nippon tvn get started on it 

-“you and y/n have gotten close huh?”

-”how close are we talking seungcheol?”

-”like… close….you know?”

-”you could say that”


-”and wait for it to kick in…….”




-plot twist minghao kept his role at the host club the end

So who is she?

Finn Shelby x reader
Word count: 1710
Warnings: Swearing, mention of abuse, some fluff

You entered the doors of the pub “The Garrison” painted in the window, there were only three other people in the place. Two older men slumped over a table in the back, they looked like they had been there for days. The other person was a man behind the bar, who gave you a look when you came in indicating that he thought you were out of place.
“Can I help you miss?”
“Well, a boy I know recommended here when I said I didn’t have anywhere to study, I mean just for an hour or so during the day,” you say looking at the man with pleading eyes.
“I mean this isn’t really the place for pretty young girls by themselves, can I ask who the man was?” He asks turning round to continue cleaning whatever it was he was cleaning before.
You hesitated, you knew you and Finn were trying to keep the relationship quiet he didn’t want you getting messed up with his crowd and frankly, you didn’t want people knowing you were running about with a Shelby. But something was telling you if you didn’t mention the Shelby name you weren’t going to be allowed to stay.
“His names Finn Shelby sir, we used to go to school together,” the man turned right around to face you know. “I told him i was having some troubles at home and that he said that here is quiet through the weekdays,” you carry on as the man is paying you full attention now, “he also told me not to mention him he doesn’t want anyone knowing we are acquainted, thinks it could get me in bother.”
“Well miss, call me Harry. Finn’s right you know the Shelbys are dangerous people at least he’s looking out for you shows that he cares.”
This made you blush a little but you put your head down so Harry couldn’t see your rosy cheeks. “I’m (Y/N)” You put your hand out to shake his which stops him a little surprised as women around here don’t really make the best first impressions. “Finn is just an old friend from school when i ran into him the other day he recommended here, nothing more to it.”
Harry looked at you and said believingly, “I’d stay out of his way, you seem like a sensible girl though you probably already know that.”

A couple days had passed and every day you had gone for an hour or so to the garrison and sat humming while writing your notes. You had met a couple of the locals but had always left before it got busy. Harry said people started rolling in at half 4 for their night of boozing, half 1 on the weekends. You liked Harry he was kind and seemed to be interested in what you were studying asking you questions to help you out. But this afternoon 5 men walked through the door and went into a private room, you were too busy with your nose in a book to take any notice though. That was until Harry ran through from the back looking slightly worried.
“Maybe it’s best for you to leave now (Y/N)”
You nodded. He had warned you that if he ever asked you to leave it was probably in his best interest to do so.
“Why would she need to leave?”
Too late. A voice came from behind you as you sorted your skirt and turned around. The man was a couple steps behind you, tall with icy blue eyes that reminded you of Finns.
“And what is a young girl with an armful of books doing in a place like this?” He asked eying you up and down before staring at the pile of books in your hands.
“I’m just studying down here gets me away from the chaos at home. I’m (Y/N) (Y/L/N) sir, it’s been lovely to meet you but I’d best be off.” You said Harry relieved by you still following his orders. You then reached out a hand to shake his, again he stood in shock a moment before chuckling and accepting the handshake.
“Lovely to meet you Miss (Y/L/N), I’m Thomas Shelby.”
You froze. Shelby. The name this town feared and the name Finn told you to run from. Tommy noticed your reaction but you quickly straightened up and smiled politely.
“Thank you for having me Harry, good evening Mr. Shelby.”
As you went to walk past him he quickly stepped in front of you.
“There will be no trouble tonight,” he said to Harry before turning to you again. “Please, don’t let us put you off your studying.” He nods at Harry who nods back, you didn’t really understand what was going on but you climbed back on top of the bar stool and opening up your books.
“You know Miss (Y/N), educated women are a dangerous thing, they will rule the world one day.” He said before disappearing into the side room, summoning Harry after him.
A few moments later a familiar figure emerged from the room the other men kept disappearing into. It was Finn, he was soon stood behind you looping his arms around your waist.
“(Y/N), I missed you,” he said spinning you round and gently kissing your forehead, “You haven’t said anything to Harry have you?”
This hurt. He wanted to keep you a secret, why was he so embarrassed by you. You’d missed him whilst he was away on business but you also liked not having to sneak around.
“I told him you were an old friend who recommended the place a long time ago,” you say flatly while spinning back around on your seat and staring down at the sheets you’d been reading.
“And he believed you?” Finn asked with doubt in his voice.
“Well why wouldn’t he?” you reply sharply.
“Well you never were a great liar,” Finn chuckled. You turned back around to face him hurt in your eyes.
“I wasn’t really lying though was I?” you caught him off guard with your fierce tone, “what are we, Finn? I don’t hear from you for weeks and when I do it’s for your own pleasure and we have to sneak around whilst we do it. I feel like a whore!” You were close to shouting now but quickly remembered you had to keep your voice down.
“What are you talking about (Y/N)? I was away for business you know that and we both agreed we should keep this whatever this is quiet, it might put you in danger. And your dad, think about what your da..”
“I know,” you cut him off before he said anymore quickly wiping away a single fallen tear, “I know I’m sorry I didn’t mean it.”
He moved behind the bar grabbing a bottle of whiskey and a couple of glasses.
“He hasn’t touched you again has he?” he asked his voice cracking as he spoke. You dried your eyes and tried to pull yourself together before Harry came back out.
“No, he’s never home at night and I’m never home during the day, it’s a good combination.”
“Finn!” a voice from the room shouted making you both jump, “Come on son!”
He quickly kissed you on the cheek before returning to the room.
“So who is she, Finn?” Tommy asked flatly staring at him as he sat back in his chair, he froze as he was now under the gaze of his older confused brothers and cousin.
“What are you talking about?”
“The girl at the bar, who is she?” Tommy was pressing for answers that Finn was not willing to tell him.
“What the bloody hell are you on about Tommy?” John asked looking around the room at his brothers.
“There’s a girl out there that Finn knows but I am not sure how,” He said whilst lighting up a cigarette in his hand.
“OI OI Finn boy, You got yourself a looker!” Arthur piped up shaking Finn by the shoulders as the other bboy'swolf whistled. Finn shook them off and started to become angry.
“Why would you think I know her?” Finn challenged he knew his brother was smart but how could he have figured out that they knew each other. Tommy chuckled and took a quick sip of whisky.
“Well for one she’s your age, she told Harry a man recommended this as a “safe” place and the only way in bloody hell is this a safe place is if you’re a shelby, so you’re trying to protect her, but i’m not sure what from. Plus you always have had a thing for a girl with brains.”
Finn sunk into his chair his cheeks were flushed as he looked up at his older brother who was looking at him with a questioning face. “So I will ask again. Who is she?”
“(Y/N) (Y/L/N)” Finn says reluctantly. “Her father is James (Y/L/N) who used to work down by the docks.”
“The drunk?” Arthur asked. Finn nodded back, he knew the rest of the boy knew who he was he had been a part of some business, a trust worthy man a few years ago. Until his wife died he turned into a different person.
“Why is she here Finn? What are you protecting her from?” The answer to this was who was he protecting her from and he got the feeling Tommy already knew the answer to this.
“He comes home drunk sometimes, he hits her or worse,” Finn looked at his hands and the boys go silent John stood up in rage.
“You’re fucking joking me!” John shouted, Tommy stood up and put a hand on his shoulder.
“We will sort this out, Go and speak to the girl now,” Finn watched his brothers walk out the garrison with red in their eyes, He looked over to you with wide sorry eyes.
“I can’t stop them, They know everything”, He said wrapping his arms around you pulling you up and into his chest.
You started to sob. You were grateful for Finn protecting you but your dad was the only family you had left.

Minghao Soulmate!au

here you go! sorry for the wait, and the woozi one will hopefully be coming soon. I’m kind of bogged down right now so requests are only closed until I catch up on all these requests. For everyone who’s requested scenarios, I’m having trouble with actual scenarios rn for some reason so I’m getting my reactions and au’s done and then I’ll try those again


-          birthmark on his right hip, about the size of a small pill. It’d been there for his whole life and it hadn’t changed

-          So one day, he got a job working as a teacher at this dance studio. He did an interview and it was decided that he would start the beginning of the next week

-          And when he got home and went to take a shower, he couldn’t help but notice in the mirror that the center of the birthmark seemed almost like it’d taken on this sort of… warm lavender sort of color that faded out into the original brownish color on the outsides. But he figured it was just his imagination and didn’t pay much attention to it. It didn’t change any more until Monday

-          So he went into work for the first time, and met his coworkers, and he’s shy but they were all really welcoming so it was great, and there was this other girl who worked there, and she seemed really shy but sweet and cute and just really wonderful, and his heart kind of did a little ‘woah’ 😲 but unfortunately he didn’t see her *ehemHEM* I’m sorry, he didn’t see YOU much for the rest of that day, so he was a little sad

-          And then he went home to take a shower because he’d been sweating from all the dancing, and he looked at his birthmark, and now it was definitely a warm lavender color with the original color as a sort of outline, and there was now a little swoopy curl coming off of it in that brownish color that definitely hadn’t been there before

-          So he was like… hmmm…. I gotta keep an eye on this

-          So he didn’t see you much the next day, but then on Wednesday, your schedules finally aligned and you both had lunch together with like three other people and so you got to know each other a little better, and you were both shy, but also seemed to click well together so that was nice

-          And then he was practicing by himself in the studio and his shirt rose up and his pants had ridden down such that he caught sight of the birthmark in the mirror, and the curl that had materialized recenty was now wider at the base than it had been and it had the same lavender color filling in a little up to a point inside of it, and there was another little curl coming off of that one, and another tiny one coming off of the base. It had changed kind of a lot but it was weird because it was definitely a pattern and the coloration was very distinctive

-          And then sometime the following week, he was watching while you comforted this little kid who’d fallen while dancing and hurt themselves a little, and he was just like ‘wow, so cute’ and you seemed really really kind and he loved it so he fell for you a little more

-          And then the next time he checked his birthmark, there were more swirls, and it looked like he could almost see a flower bud on one or two of them

-          And so it kept going like that for a several more weeks, the two of you would get a little closer, or you’d do something that made him like you a little more, and then the birthmark would grow and get brighter, and there’d be another flower bud

-          And then one day, you were in the supply closet getting stuff for the front desk, and he happened to glance in and he saw you, and he was like ‘….whooookay…. I gotta do this…I’m gonna do it…’ and so he kind of tentatively walks over with his hands in his pockets to stand a couple feet away from you and he was like ‘hey, listen, ssoooo… I was just thinking and.. Do you think… Would you like to maybe… get… dinner? Some time after work? Tonight or tomorrow night or something?’ and he was visibly nervous and bashful and now so were you because the attention makes you shy, but you kind of smile a little and look down while you clasp your hands in front of you and mutter out a sweet ‘yeah, I’d like that.’ And he breaks into a smile and asks ‘soo, tonight?’ And you giggle and you’re like ‘yeah, tonight works’

-          So both of you are all giddy

-          And then while he’s practicing, the birthmark catches his eye in the mirror again because now there are a few new curls and it looks a little more lavender than it did before and there were little pearly bead looking circles along the inner curves of some of the curls, and that’d never happened before

-          But anyway, you two finish work, and you go home your separate ways because you both need to change out of sweaty dance clothes but you guys arrange for him to pick you up at your house after you guys get ready

-          So he arrives, and he’s wearing a cute grey, thick knit sweater with some lavender threads thrown in, and you’re wearing a cute, flowy, pale pink skirt that goes just above your knees and a white tank top with a jean jacket over it

-          And he bashfully leads you to his car and opens the door for you, and the first couple minutes area little quiet just because you’re both kind of nervous, but in not too much time at all, you get back into your natural rhythm and then everyone’s laughing and talking and it’s a good time

-          You get to the restaurant, and it’s this really pretty, kind of nice place with a lot of outdoor seating and there are fairy lights, and the décor is very delicate and white and pretty

-          And you guys eat and talk more, and honestly, it goes amazing. Somehow, even though your both shy and the whole thing was really simple, it managed to be like the best date ever. And then you guys took a little walk because it was a nice night and the street is really pretty, so you just walked around the block and talked, and while you did, there was a silent patch in the conversation and he’d been wanting to hold your hand since you two started walking, so he finally reached down and slid his fingers between yours really gently and shyly and then when you locked your fingers with his in return, you both just spent the rest of the walk smiling quietly

-          And then he drives you home and he’s absolutely giddy for the whole time he’s driving back to his house afterwards, and when he looked in the mirror at his birthmark, some of the flower buds had begun to bloom and fill with that warm lavender color where the petals would be

-          So the two of you continued to go out, and his birthmark continued to get more and more vibrant and happy, and little lines of deep violet started coming through over the brown outlines that were there

-          And then one day, you two were having a picnic, and you were laying in the grass next to each other. And he looked over at you and your shirt was riding up and he saw on your left hip that there was what looked like a tattoo, but he immediately realized that it was the exact same kind of pattern that had been growing on him since he met you except that yours was in pale pink and blue instead of lavender and dark purple

-          And he gasped and you were like ‘…wut’ but he pointed and asked when did that happen? And you started getting kind of self conscious about it because it’s a weird story, but then he shows you his and you’re both like 😲 WAAAT

-          And every time something happens in your relationship, like first kiss, or you fall more in love with each other, when you get engaged, when you get married, when you have kids, anything

-          The tattoo grows more intricate and brighter, and more flowers bloom


First things first, I spent an extra three flipping hours at the doctor’s today because I have low blood pressure and they wanted to make sure I wasn’t dying. If they’d have just read my charts and paid attention to the notes from previous visits, they’d have seen that I have low BP because of genetics. So yeah. That was fun. Coincidentally, I only got 3.9k steps today, which legitimately killed me. But when you spend four hours in a car and then an additional five sitting in a doctor’s office, you take what you can get.
Anyway! Picture one is a pretty lame picture I snapped when I was heading over. There are a couple really pretty places between my home town and there.

As most (or at the very least, some) of you know, my phone just gave up on me so I had to cash in and buy a new one. Thankfully it wasn’t too expensive and in the long run it’ll benefit me more. And that’s where the selfie comes in. I was trying to take a video to show how cool the camera is for outside selfies (it’s trash in unnatural lighting), when I tripped. You’re welcome, I deserve extra points for tripping and capturing the moment perfectly.
Also, here’s a cute little bun running away from me as I stomped my way through my yard. What a cutie.

And finally, as I as leaving work, I just decided to take a few pictures of the sun. This one turned out pretty okay if you ask me.

So I mean, today could’ve been a lot better. But I didn’t let my horrible start determine how the rest of my day was going to go, and that’s what matters most. Life didn’t drag me into a bad place mentally, so shout out to me. Besides, next week I’ll be crushing my step goal six of seven days sooooo 💪

Fic: Thieves’ Tools [Vex, Vax | 7700 words]

(no spoilers; set pre-series)

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Two weeks after they found the ruins of their hometown, when the mire of misery had finally been pushed back by all the practical concerns that came with no reliable source of income, Vex sat down across from her brother, slammed a flawless turquoise gemstone onto the table, and said, “I’d like to hire us for a bit of thievery.”

Thieves’ Tools

Vax stared at her; the artful hollows of his cheeks and bruised darkness beneath his eyes did little to mask his baffled expression. “You’d like to what?”

Vex tapped one quick-bitten nail against the top of the gem, then thought better of it when someone from the next table glanced over. Perfect prop though it was, she let the hunk of turquoise disappear into its usual home in the pouch at her side. “I’d like to hire us to steal something. Wake up, brother. I’ve got us a job.”

In response, Vax made a sound somewhere along the lines of a constipated night-owl and took a long swig of ale from his mug. Vex watched him, waiting patiently, then kicked him under the table when he took a bit too long. He sputtered, swiping at his face with one threadbare sleeve. “Ow. Don’t make me spill, it’s not like we can afford another.”

Unless she was very much mistaken, that was a glint of real annoyance in his voice. Good. “A job, Vax.”

“I heard you the first time. But you giving yourself money isn’t generally how this works.”

“The gem, Vax. I’ll sell the gem.”

It took him a moment. She watched his mind’s clockwork, rusted from a fortnight of inactivity, slowly grind back into motion. His brow furrowed, and she knew she’d finally got his attention when his fingers started tapping nervously against the table’s edge. “You’ve had that gem for ages. You wouldn’t even sell it when Trinket started eating us out of house and home, before he learned to forage for himself.”

Vex was positively itching to pull the turquoise back out of her pouch, but there was no sense drawing unwanted attention. “I said I was saving it up for something important. This is it. I’d like to hire us.”

Scratching at his shoulder, Vax stared up at the ceiling for a moment before looking back to her. His fingers took up their tapping again. “To do what, exactly?”

“To steal.”

He sighed. “To steal what, exactly?”

“Well, that’s part of it.” She leaned across the table, lowered her voice theatrically; in spite of himself, he leaned closer to hear. “I’m paying for secrecy. I can tell you where, and I can tell you when, and I think I can even tell you what to expect in terms of security, though of course I bow to your expertise when it comes to drawing secrets from the seedy underbelly of society.”

His lips twitched. “The seedy underbelly of society?”

“Why not? You’re certainly looking seedy, anyway. When’s the last time you bathed?”

“I’m not the one who spends all her time living with a bear in the woods.” He shifted back in his seat, somehow dodging her next under-table kick. “Listen, Vex'ahlia, I appreciate the thought, but you don’t have to invent an adventure to get me out of wallowing.”

“Ooh. Look who thinks so highly of himself. Believe it or not, brother, this has nothing to do with you. If you won’t take the job, I’ll find someone who will.” And damn it, how much longer would her voice take on that telltale quaver every time she raised it?

Vax curled back a little, rubbing his brow. “You’re serious. Is it dangerous?”

She jutted out her chin, waited until he was looking her in the eyes. “Probably.”

“And you’re going to do it with or without me?”


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okay but warriors au where a cat’s injury has flowers growing from(?) it. for example brightheart has a really pretty flower in place where her eye should be, cinderpelt would have flowers growing along her injured leg, etc

kuro1492  asked:

Hello! I am soon going to be in Ireland for two weeks, starting in Dublin and ending the trip in Dingle. Can you give me any tips on what I could visit and you'd think is worth to see?

Hey @kuro1492 !

Well, since you’re going from Dublin to Dingle, I’ll assume that you’re going to be travelling along the coast or at least through the counties from the south-east to south-west. So for this, I’ll try and stick to attractions around those areas!

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(Here’s a map just to give you a better idea of the places you might pass through on your trip)

Firstly, I suppose we’ll start with Dublin! Obviously since its our capital city, it is a very popular destination for tourists visiting Ireland, with plenty to see and do.

The most popular tourist attractions in the city are The Guiness Storehouse, The National Museum of Ireland, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Trinity College (where the Book of Kells is kept), St Patrick’s Cathedral,Temple Bar, and many more!

There are also other places like O’ Connell Street, where you can see the General Post Office(there’s a museum inside, it’s not just a post office lol), and the Spire. Grafton Street is also a great place for shopping, as well as seeing many different street performers. And just as you walk to the end of the street, you’ll find St Stephen’s Green, a lovely park and one of my own personal favourite part of the city.

Of course there are many things to see and do in Dublin, so if you think you might not have the time to do everything, there are tour buses that take you around the city and you get to see a lot of the sights this way.

(Also, just as a heads up. If you plan on going out to any of the restaurants or pubs, streets like Temple Bar are prone to being ridiculously expensive as they are often crowded with tourists. Dublin is an expensive city as it is, so I recommend you stay away from very “tourist-y” areas to save and get better value for your money.)



OKAY MOVING ON. Since I don’t know what places your planning on passing through, I’ll recommend some places that might be on the general route that your going!

If you go a little north from Dublin, you can drive to Tayto Park, a crisp themed amusement park/zoo (its not as bizarre as you might think, I swear. I’ve been there a few times and its actually really fun) in just over 30 minutes.

If your driving a bit further south, you’ll probably pass through County Wicklow. There you’ll find Glendalough, an early Christian settlement established in the 6th century, along with the beautiful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains. It should also be known that Wicklow is particularly famous for producing the best strawberries in the country, so they’re definitely worth a taste! (especially since this is the perfect time of year when they’re at their ripest!)

From then on, you can visit the beaches in Co. Wexford and Waterford, Cork City is also worth a visit for shopping, and there are always different cultural and arts festivals taking place around this time of year, so be sure to check them out.

(Okay this next one is slightly biased, but I just had to cut me some slack here)

If you happen to be going through Co. Tipperary, I highly recommend that you go visit The Rock of Cashel (and not just because its my hometown what are you talking about). In all seriousness, it is a great historic site and is one of the most visited places in the country. Along with the Rock, there is Hore Abbey just at the end of the hill, and two heritage museums that are within close walking distance from the Rock. So Cashel is another popular tourist spot you shouldn’t miss out on! (also in Tipperary, Cahir Castle is another lovely site that you should check out, and its only a 15 minute drive away from Cashel.)


Now as your going on into Co. Kerry, the town of Killarney is really lovely and with its National Park and many restaurants, pubs and cafes, its worth paying a visit there.


(just look at that scenery tho. Kerry is just a really pretty place in general)

And finally, since you’re ending your trip in Dingle, the sights of the coast at the Dingle Peninsula themselves are enough to leave you in awe. While your there, you can also take a boat ride out along the coastline and you might even get a chance to see Fungie the Dingle Dolphin! All of this along with other sites and attractions in this area are a great way to end your journey here in Ireland

Of course, I’m only covering just a few of the countless things to see and do here on “The Emerald Isle”, but I hope this at least helps you gives you an idea of what you can expect here :-)

I hope you enjoy your trip here soon!

Slán go fóill


History part 1: Farming to Persia

The other night I attempted to stop S from leaving to his room by lying on top of him, intending for this to delay him for about five minutes. Somewhere in the ensuing discussion he realized that I didn’t know anything about the Californian Missions, or actually almost anything else in world history. And he thought I might like history, since it helps organize and make sense of many things about the world (contrary to my impression that it is a whole bunch of unorganized statements about names killing other names and random anecdotes and dates attached to names, which sounded bad for knowledge compression). So he told me about it. It only took about six hours. Here is what I remember of the story (after a few more shorter discussions, but before looking anything up now, so probably false in many ways—I want to see what I remember):

History (of civilizations) can arguably be divided into three eras (or maybe this is just Western civilizations? Definitely something happened in China in all this time, but we didn’t discuss it, so I’m not sure if it coincides era-wise). 

The first era stretched from about 4000BC to 1200BC and is fairly hazily understood. It started around when agriculture did. It is hard to know exactly when agriculture started, but we can actually pinpoint where very well, because genetics tells us that many modern agricultural species come from the same tiny part of the world. There are also the ruins of an extremely old city there. 

The writing around these ruins is in a strange pointy looking alphabet that is also used briefly on the front page of EconLog, and was apparently big in this first Era, and it’s sort of surprising that I haven’t come across it. Its letters somewhat correspond to ours and recognizably resemble them, and similarly for some other important alphabets. Wikipedia shows a table of these, and also the words from which the letters were derived. The original letters represent simplified pictures of the words. For instance R is a head. I am pretty sure that I have drawn the letter R as a head on shoulders before, when it needed decoration, which somehow makes me feel closer to my very distant ancestors—that we independently make the same mental connections reminds me that they were people with very specific familiar internal experiences.

There were a bunch of smallish empires (or whatever you call units of political control at that scale) in the general vicinity of Greece and the Middle East. They all sort of fell apart in around 1200 though it’s not entirely clear why. There was a massive volcano eruption which might have caused it. There is also some lasting reference to sea-men appearing, but nobody is sure what that is about. There were also some other things. Anyway, everything sort of fell apart for a bit, and there weren’t large units of political organization.

Incidentally, the mega-volcano is quite beautiful now. It is the one in the photo you often see of white buildings with domed blue roofs overlooking the sea. Actually there is a massive cliff leading down to the sea, and the sea is actually in the middle of the volcano, which is a terrifying circle big enough to nearly meet the horizon. If we ever want to go to a really pretty place, maybe we will visit.

When things regathered themselves at the start of the second era, some of the new empires roughly corresponded to ones that had been in similar places in the past. For instance, I think Greece did. At any rate, many of their stories came from that earlier time.

Sometime pretty early on in Greece’s history, Persia was a large and militarily successful empire to their East, which had never lost a war. It was run by Cyrus, then Darius, then Xerxes, but I’m not sure which one we were up to when they decided to attack Greece. 

(Darius was not the son of Cyrus, but upon Cyrus’ death apparently he suggested they decide who should be in charge by having a horse race, where the rider of the first horse to neigh got to be ruler, and then he fairly predictably set out to teach his horse to neigh on command, and got leadership. I get the impression that many of these early stories are pretty much made up, though this one at least sounds physically possible.)

Actually, history is long, that’s enough for now. Maybe there’ll be Part II another time, if everyone can hold out on telling me how much I have embarrassed myself so far.


Home is supposed to be where the heart is. I love where I live and I seem to have built something here, but lately, I seem to be getting itchy feet. Restless. I keep looking for some undefined something. I’ve done a little traveling and I thought that maybe that would resolve some of this. Some kind of release or balm. I don’t think it’s working. I don’t know where my heart is anymore.

Recent events have driven home to me exactly little there is to tie me to this place. Two years ago I got three Christmas cards. Last year, I got four. I stopped celebrating my birthdays when I stopped having anybody to celebrate them with. I’m the last of my family or at least immediate family. I got a letter yesterday that I am being recognized by the department where I work. I get to take a companion to dinner and get comped for the night at a really pretty nice place. I’ve accepted, but I’m not exactly thrilled to go. 

I wish I knew why I was so untouchable. I take the blame, or credit, or whatever I’m not one to try to tell people my parents screwed up (they didn’t) and I truly try to be nice to all I meet. I volunteer, I do things for others (anonymously) that they can’t do for themselves. I support local artists from glass to fiber to woodworking and pottery. 

And, suddenly, another year has come and gone and still, I am nothing except father in, deeper than I can dig out. Still trying to find a reason to climb out of the hole I am in, but wondering why I should try. 

The acquaintances I have aren’t the type that I could just stop by without some kind of call or appointment. This hurts me more than I like, but I don’t know how to fix that anymore if I ever did. I don’t know anybody I could call and just say let’s go to dinner or come on over for a cold drink and let’s watch the dragonflies. Friends who are friends only by obligation aren’t really friends. Friends who are friends only when they want something from you are worse.

I’ve let most of my social media accounts lapse. I come here because I’ve found a few people who mean something to me. I don’t know that I have anything to offer in return. I’m trying to be more positive in my posts but it seems that more often I use Tumblr to vent, spewing whatever dog’s vomit is in my head. Nobody wants to read that but I do get some release from it. Maybe I should just make my blog private. 

If you’ve managed to read this far, I applaud you for sticking to it. Kind of like when you get a sore tooth and can’t keep from pushing on it with your tongue. Maybe more like watching a train wreck where you just can’t turn away from the carnage. I’m okay. I’ll get over it. Or I won’t. Either way. If we interact at all, thank you for your patience and acceptance. I wish I were a nicer, better person. I wish I had more to offer. I wish I knew how.

Dating Jung Jaehyun would include...

heyo! nct is my bias group and my favorite unit is nct 127, so i decided to start this series of dating scenarios with each member wowie wow wow. i might do nct u members once im done but idkkkk. anyways, here you go !

- hes really clingy ??? but not in a bad way he still gives you space when you ask for it bc he respects you and loves you a lot

- but he always likes to hold your hands and wrap his arms around your waist and hug you and he just likes you right beside him tbh

- and bc of that he takes you everywhere with him. like the studio !!!

- tbh the studio is your favorite place besides home bc you get to see jaehyuns talents that you love so much asdfghjkl and everyone is supportive of your relationship

- especially doyoung and taeyong like omg you guys are bffs

- jaehyun thinks its the cutest thing when you watch over the younger members like jisung and chenle like he has a heart attack when he sees you with the smols

- he likes speaking english around you and you love his english bC JAEHYUN SPEAKING ENGLISH IS A GIFT

- jaehyun loves cooking for you and the two of you try to make new recipies together but you usually fail bc youre not that great at cooking

- cooking also sometimes turns into make out sessions in the kitchen ;)

- speaking of kisses he loves to kiss your cheeks and your hands and your forehead and eveywhere that he can bc he just loves kissing you a lot

- you like kissing him a lot too like sometimes you just randomly start kissing him

- you also like to poke his cheeks bc hes squishy and he has the cutest dimples amirite

- you also like playing with his hair bc its soft af

- jaehyuns also a pervert so you gotta watch out :0

- anyywayys, the two of you like waking up really early to watch the sun rise while tangled in each others arms while drinking hot chocolate bc you guys are adorable like that

- a lot of your dates take place at home, just chilling. you like to play mario kart a lot, but sometimes he’ll bring you out to some really pretty place

- whenever hes gone, he texts you and calls you as much as possible

- a lot of “did you eat yet?” “did you get enough sleep last night?” “aRE YOU OKAY I MISS YOU?!?!?”

- this boy is just a ball of fluff

- like before you both go to sleep he’ll talk about his entire day and you usually fall asleep in his arms before he can finish

- he always wakes up first and makes breakfast bc again you cant cook and he can he is a blessing

- but some days you let him sleep in and you make french toast for the two of you bc thats all you can manage

- he treats you like a baby and its rlly cute

- hell do whatever it takes to make you happy when your sad or stressed especially aegyo bc be loves aegyo

- you love his aegyo too like who wouldnt

- basically he would be the cutest and sweetest boyfriend ever and everyone should have a boyfriend like jung jaehyun bc hes gr e at

hey look it’s Annabeth’s pov of that soulmate AU that I can’t seem to stop writing

  • Annabeth turns ten on her birthday this year, and that night, she wakes up crying because of the burning on her collarbone and shoulder. Her mother is there in a few seconds, pulling her up and asking her what’s wrong, and they both stare down at the name on her collarbone, her mother laughing when her father runs into the room tying his robe hurriedly and bumping into the door.
  • Watching them makes Annabeth excited to meet her soulmate. Her parents met when they were older, but they were happily in love and seeing them together makes Annabeth want to meet Percy Jackson and find out who he is, where he is, what he’s like, why he is her other half.
  • Annabeth loses hope in soulmates and the Names when her mother dies in a car crash when she’s twelve. Her father remarries a horrible woman a year later, who brings along two little boys that Annabeth thinks cries and fights too much.  
  • Sometime after her father gets remarried to Helen (who had a soulmate that died from a heart attack), Annabeth meets two older kids, Thalia and Luke, who convince her that soulmates aren’t real. After all, Luke says he has a Name that doesn’t mean anything to him, and Thalia doesn’t even have one at all. They say that it’s not worth it, that the pain of never finding your soulmate or getting hurt by them shouldn’t be real just because there is a name written on you somewhere.  
  • She believes them for a long time. They’re both a few years older than her, but she’s fourteen now, and they protect her more than her father and stepmother do. 
  • Thalia and Luke tell her that they’re leaving California and heading across the country. She entertains the idea of going with them because what else does she have to lose? She’s never going to find Percy Jackson. He doesn’t matter anyway. 
  • The night before they are supposed to leave, Thalia was picking up her mother from a bar. Her little brother was in the backseat of the car that her mother had driven there, and Thalia started to drive them back home, but a drunk driver hit them and—the three of them were killed. 
  • The funeral is a very quiet event that a distant cousin plans. Luke and Annabeth are some of the only people that attend. 
  • A few days later, Annabeth finds out that Luke has Thalia’s name written right over his heart. Luke shows her after they get in a fight, and he claims that he didn’t want Thalia to know because she would have pushed him away. He says being with her was enough even if she didn’t have his name and even if she didn’t know. 
  • Luke asks her if she still wants to go with him. She says no. 
  • She hasn’t seen him since. 
  • The day after he leaves, Annabeth stands in her bathroom and stares at her Name on her collarbone until tears drip down her face. She can’t imagine how Luke must have felt all that time, listening to Thalia rage on and on about soulmates and Names and how they were too stupid and not even real. She couldn’t imagine having that happen to her, and that’s what she’s been doing to Percy Jackson and oh—
  • After that, Annabeth throws herself into her school work. She joins the track team too, which is a good way to round out her resume, but she finds out that she enjoys the running too. When she wears her uniform, her tank top covers up half of her Name, but she can still see Jackson written across her skin. It makes her wonder what it would look like written on the back of her jersey instead. 
  • The thought makes Annabeth blush, but she’s running so no one notices anyway. She wins her race that day, and it’s easy to fall asleep when she thinks about being Annabeth Chase Jackson one day. 
  • She has a few close friends during high school, a girl named Piper who has her Name written across her back shoulder blade. Annabeth shows Piper hers, and Piper tells her that it’s in a really pretty place. Annabeth just nods even though she agrees. 
  • As she gets older, she starts to notice a pattern in the clothes she buys. It’s rare that she doesn’t buy a shirt that’s low enough in the neck to see the black letters on her skin. She realizes that she unconsciously does it because of all of the time she spent hating soulmates and her Name. Now, she can’t imagine what she would do without it.
  • She gets a letter from Luke a few years later, right as she’s graduating high school. He doesn’t say much, just that he misses her and Thalia and the way things used to be and that he hopes everything works out for her. He mentions a few things about soulmates, and Annabeth can tell that he’s bitter about it, but she doesn’t know how to find him or how to even fix him. How is she supposed to tell him that she believes in soulmates now? How is she going to say that she can’t wait to meet hers when he never got to have a life with his?
  • She tries not to worry about it too much, but she does anyway. 
  • Annabeth gets asked to her senior prom by a really nice guy named Matt. He is in all of her Honors classes, and he’s going to school to be a doctor, not to mention that he’s blonde and extremely good looking. 
  • She’s excited to go, and when she finishes getting ready that say, she flinches when she sees her reflection in the mirror. 
  • Her black gown is full sequins, and it sparkles even underneath the poor lights in her bathroom. It’s strapless too, and Annabeth carefully reaches up to touch her Name, smiling when her hand automatically traces the letters across her skin. 
  • She’ll find Percy Jackson one day. After all, he’s probably just as caught up and mesmerized by her as she is with him.

anonymous asked:

Real estate/rent must be cheap for where Gabbie and her sisters live. People there must "go missing" quite a lot

Well, they live all over the place, really. Pretty much all the sisters left their hometown except for Gabbie and Cecilia Ann.

anonymous asked:

Keine Ron and Matsudappoiyo for the ship thing (if you're still doing that)

Aahhhh shiittttt I don’t have any personalities for these utau sweetiiesssss buttttttttttt now I shall make them!!

Eeeee sorry if this is bad but I’m trying my best

-who drags the other into cuddles
Tsuda just wants to chilll but Ron comes and is like “soda plss im need hug” and tsuda is like “yes babe” and then cUDDDLE

-who would eat cake for breakfast

-who likes to kiss the others nose
Tssuuuddaaa he loves his lil Ron

-who puts dumb things in the microwave

-who initiates kisses
Usually ron but stms tsudas like “okie let’s change things up” and bAM sMmooCH

-who confessed first
Tsssuuuddaaaaa they went to the beach and then tsuda took him to this really pretty secluded place and then he sMOOCHEd Ron and then he confessed and Ron accepted and it was cUTE

-whos more flirty
rrrooonnnnn but stms tsuda likes to try pick up lines