Content/warnings: I hope you don’t mind a bit of swearing. Other than that it’s quite tame. Kind of crack-y
A/N: Sorry this took so long, I’m terrible at requests. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing them, they just don’t come as naturally as stories I come up with myself. I assume you wanted the reader to end up with Jungkook? I hope this is okay enough for you 😬
It’s hot as fuck outside.
By the time you get up the steps to homeroom, you’re drenched in sweat. The air conditioner seems to be broken once again, and opening the windows just lets in more stifling heat. You’re glad that the school uniform is a skirt and not pants like the boys have to wear. If you had to wear pants in this weather, you would probably jump off the roof. Still, your standard issue white button down is suffocating, and you try to undo as many of the buttons as you can without getting in trouble.
As you settle into your desk, more students come in, sweaty and panting. Your classroom is on the fourth floor, and on days like these, you wished the elevators were available for student use. But alas, they’re for staff only.
The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the school day. The teacher has just begun the morning announcements when the door crashes open, and in walk Jeon Jungkook and Kim Taehyung.
There are so many great Otayuri fics on ao3 and I’ve… pretty much read them all haha. I wish I could include every single one I’ve read on this rec list, but then this list would probably go on forever so here are just some of my absolute favorites! Please go check them out if you have time! I promise you will love them. <3
I kid you not: as the Otayuri fanbase keeps growing, this fic will become known as THE LEGENDARY MULT-CHAPTERED SLOW BURN OTAYURI FANFIC. Because that’s exactly what it is. The characterization in this fic is unbelievably on point and Otabek and Yuri’s interactions are just so very… them. I greatly enjoy watching both of them suffer from the UST (although they are suffering no longer… heh).
Absolutely exquisite writing. Some sentences will make you laugh, some will make you cry and all of them will make you feel like you’ve had the breath knocked out of you. I literally just stared up at my ceiling for ten minutes after reading this just contemplating the beauty of Otabek and Yuri’s relationship.
This was the first Otayuri fanfic I ever read and it just… blew me away? Otabek’s voice is so beautiful, clear and distinct, and you get the pleasure of watching both him and his relationship with Yuri grow over the years. There is underage sexual contact when Yuri is 17 (which, I would like to point out for the antis, is older than 16, Russia and Kazakhstan’s age of consent).
This fic is so gentle, romantic and enchanting that my heart just swelled with overwhelming love and affection for these two. Otabek is absolutely precious, and Yuri is smitten (the feeling is mutual!).
This fic cut me so deeply and made my heart bleed… But the ending plastered a nice band aid over the wound so it’s all good! All jokes aside, please go and read this fic; it’s so hauntingly beautiful that you’ll be aching from the feels for days.
Oh god, this fic highlights how utterly healthy, loving and caring Otabek and Yuri’s relationship is. Otabek is literally the bestest, BESTEST (I know that’s not a word but it gets my point across) friend in the world, and Yuri clearly agrees.
How did all the admins learn Korean? Can you give me some tips cause I wanna try and learn too🙁
all admins are currently still learning Korean B UT our newest member Admin Xiufairy (aka @xiustories ) is an intermediate beginner in Korean ^_^
Learning Hangul (the Korean alphabet) and the sounds they make is the first step! Once you learn that you can start by learning vocabulary and a few short sentences or phrases. From there, you’ll learn grammar and sentence formation and all that jazz!
I would suggest Talk to Me in Korean, and How to study Korean. Both of these i believe on are on youtube and their own websites?
Also sweetntasty on youtube shows you have to pronounce some words and also does skits of her own to show you have to use the word in conversations ^_^
Some helpful apps include: Mondly, Eggbun, Memrise, Popping Korean Pronunciation, and also the naver dictionary app for help with translations!
If anyone else would like to recommend some stuff please do ^_^
You know, I don’t have any major criticisms of Apocalypse World as a system.
I have a lot of things to say about the fact that Apocalypse World managed to make it trendy to present tabletop RPG rules in terse, flagrantly comma spliced run-on sentences formatted with a brazen disregard for effective use of whitespace, and is thus indirectly responsible for an entire generation of indie games being virtually unreadable.
(Seriously, people - it was arguably a justifiable stylistic choice for Apocalypse World itself, given the milieu and authorial stance of the game, but it’s terrible practice in terms of textual accessibility. Stop doing it.)
“Chanyeol, we’ve been through this last week. It’s ‘love’ as in luv, with an ‘ugh’ sound. Not ‘lob’.” You switched from English to Korean pronunciation of the words for Chanyeol to better understand.
Chanyeol grinned while you rubbed your temples in a circular motion. Maybe it’ll help relieve the headache you’re getting from this 165 cm giant.
“I’m pure Korean. You should understand that. I get 'R’ and 'L’ mixed up. Blame the alphabet, not me.” Chanyeol raised his hands as if surrendering.
“I’m Korean, too, but I learned English in a breeze. You don’t see me committing the same mistakes again and again, don’t you?” You eyed him wearily, arms folded across your chest.
“I’m sorry,” He whined like a puppy and you can’t help but smile at his childish act. Chanyeol confined his face using his long arms.
“English is hard,” you can hear his muffled voice, frustrated.
Taking a glance at the time, you tapped Chanyeol’s shoulder. He faced you, his nose crinkled and it was damn adorable. You said, “We have to finish our lesson before seven p.m.”
“Ohhh,” Chanyeol eyed you teasingly, “You have a date.”
Deep inside, Chanyeol prayed your response would be something along the lines of 'No, I don’t have a date. Would you like to be my date for today?’ but it seems like the heavens were neglecting his wishes at the moment.
“Actually, I’m going out with Jongdae for dinner.”
You thought you saw his face fall but you decided it was just your peripheral vision fooling you. Your crush senses need to stop tingling. You haven’t admitted this to anyone but you have a huge crush on Chanyeol.
At the first month, you developed a brother-sister with the guy. Teaching him English as a second language and you, being his friend, offered to teach him English. However, you felt yourself becoming closer to Chanyeol when he started opening up to you. He often tells you how he wanted to communicate with the international fans but apparently, elementary english doesn’t suffice for a proper conversation.
Above all that, you found it handsome how he was determined to learn a language that’s hard to understand. Baby steps, that’s what you kept telling him. Chanyeol has to learn English step-by-step.
“Oh, okay. Well, have fun with Jongdae. You deserve that much,” He flashed you his pearly whites before picking up the pencil and answered the blanks on his workbook.
You deserve that much. What does that mean?
“Hey,” you called him out.
Nudging Chanyeol, he turned to face you. A sullen expression painted on his face. You flinched inwardly because it’s rare for Chanyeol to frown or have a straight face whenever he’s with you.
“I know it’s been three months and…” You could feel your heart race as you choked up the words in your throat. A confession was coming up and you didn’t want to handle rejection at Valentines Day.
“…and I just want to say that I’m proud of you for conquering this feat even if you’re having a hard time and we’ve been repeating lessons week per week.”
You wanted to bang your head on the nearest hard surface. That didn’t come out right and it wasn’t motivational at all. You shook your head, composing the right words inside your brain.
“What I meant was you’re doing a great job, Yeol. I’ll be here every step of the way,” You pumped your fists. It was the least you could do as his teacher.
Chanyeol could sense a wide smile coming up. One that would stretch from ear to ear. He stared at his workbook for a good ten seconds before calling your attention. He wouldn’t want you to be disheartened on this special day just because of his incompetency in English.
“I’m done with the activity. Can you check it?” Chanyeol asked, handing you the workbook he answered.
You took another glance at your watch. There was at least one hour to spare before your so-called date with Jongdae. You wouldn’t want to call it a date because that word’s reserved for someone else. Preferably to that someone who’s sitting right across you.
With hands fidgeting under the table, Chanyeol gulped nervously. “I’ll have to go after I check your–”
Nicely written penmanship scribbled on the worksheet took you by surprise. Chanyeol has difficulty in grammar and spelling so seeing this message on the paper nearly swept you off your feet.
I don’t think your date with Jongdae is going to work out. It’s a mistake to go through this.
“Wait, what’s the meaning of this?” You blurted out in English so Chanyeol wouldn’t pick up your words. It was impossible for Chanyeol to use these words in a sentence since he’s struggling with sentence formation. He must be fiddling with Google Translator under the table.
Chanyeol knew you’d be surprised. “It means I like you enough to have lasted three months repeating the same lessons.”
“I wanted to spend more time with you that’s why I’ve been trying to dumb down my English.” He confidently spoke in perfect English. There were no hints of the R and L mix-ups he’s been having trouble with the past few months.
“You’ve been pretending?!” Slapping your hand to your forehead, you heaved a big sigh. “I went through all the trouble explaining to you– Ugh, I can’t believe!”
“I’m sure Jongdae would understand,” He said again, in pure fucking English. “I mean, anyone who doesn’t want you is an idiot. If you weren’t my best friend, I’d want you.”
Chanyeol felt heat surging through his ears. Flustered, he bowed down his head to avoid your gaze. “No, actually, I want you.”
Cute, you thought. Chanyeol always thought his big ears was a downside when it was his best asset all along.
“Stop saying things like that, you’re making my heart race.”
You placed a hand over your heart when Chanyeol suddenly had the courage to lean in close to your face. “Maybe I like making your heart race.”
That’s it, you were a complete goner for Park Chanyeol.
Chanyeol cleared his throat which caught your attention once again. “Valentine me, please?”
You laughed when he covered his face with his hands in embarrassment. The Park Chanyeol you’ve been tutoring English made its appearance after cool English speaker Chanyeol disappeared.
“What I mean to say is, would you please consider being my Valentine?” He asked, hopeful eyes piercing through you.
It was hard to say no to Chanyeol when he was being this adorable. Plus points to his husky voice that made him hotter when speaking English.
“Aww, you asked me to be your Valentine.” You cooed, pinching his cheeks. You added, “I guess I have to make an excuse to avoid ditching Jongdae.”
“You don’t have to,” Chanyeol smirked. “This was part of our plan.”
“You know, someday, I’ll be able to see right through you,” you chuckled as he wrapped his arm around your waist. Heat creeped up to your cheeks and you found yourself burying your face on his chest.
Caught off guard, Chanyeol crouched down and kissed your cheek. “Someday, but not today, we have a dinner date to go to.”
note: i’m opening my request box for a drabble challenge. check out the drabble challenge rules here! drop by my request box and send me the prompt number + member | masterlist
Hello Fanfic Writers, (and normal writers too, I guess) it’s time for a writing lesson.
Alright. I’ve recently read a slew of shitty fanfiction searching for a halfway decent Skyler Gisondo one. Not only did I not find anything that peaked my interest, I was able to compile a minimal list of suggestions for fic writers in general. So buckle up, because you’re in for some fun.
I grow saltier and saltier about this the more I realize that a lot of writers don’t understand how it works. As much as I love the rise of self publishing, it’s destroying some of the genuinely good conventions that help with writing. So here I am to remind you of my very favorite convention of all time, though most of you probably already know it.
It goes something like this:
If Character One says something, all other dialogue within that paragraph must be said by Character One. Always. All dialogue in the immediately following paragraph must be said by a character who is NOT Character One. Always.
Every time you start a new paragraph containing dialogue, a different character must speak than the character who spoke in the paragraph immediately before it.
Other basic guidelines:
(1) You don’t need to state who is speaking a line if it’s already implied by the action tag immediately preceding or following the dialogue. This means the name of the character speaking should appear early in the action tag, and they should be the subject of the sentence.
(2) You don’t need to state who is speaking a line if only two characters are present in the conversation. It’s good to remind the reader every now and then though. In cases like this, I personally prefer to tag dialogue at least every four paragraphs.
(3) If the pov character’s thoughts are included, you can deal with them the same way as you do dialogue. Never, never attach explicit thoughts (italicized first person thoughts) to a paragraph which contains dialogue from a different character.
(4) I would stay away from attaching any of the pov character’s implicit thoughts (non italicized, third person desires) to a paragraph containing dialogue spoken by another character, unless you can format the sentence so that the character speaking is still the subject.
*Paragraph rule excludes monologues which are too long to be reasonably contained into one paragraph, but those require the quotation marks to be adjusted so the reader understands it’s a unique situation.
Hello everyone!!! I’ve been meaning to make this for a while now, and I feel like it may help some people!! Obviously everyone’s writing technique is different, but I think that making a few technical changes can really help people and let individual style shine through even brighter! These are all guidelines I personally like to follow (I’m an editing major @ uni so I’m 200% a nerd) but in no way does this mean you have to. Please keep this in mind!
hi it’s me again haha, this time is a scenario request! so yeah i was wondering if you could write a bambam scenario in which you are learning thai to surprise him but you realize that the pet name he has always used for you means something like “monkey’s butt (dahk-ling)” (lmao this one is actually used).. so yeah use that as a prompt please, thank you in advance~ :D
Author’s Note: AHJDSH THIS IS SO CUTE ALEX I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I AM SO HAPPY YOU REQUESTED THIS OKAY I’M GOING TO WRITE THE ABSOLUTE HELL OUT OF THIS ENJOY
You had been dating your wonderful boyfriend, Bambam, for about six months now. It had been a lovely six months, with nonstop giggles and smiles and surprises. The latest surprise, however, were tickets back to his home to meet his family. It wasn’t for a while, though, because he was currently promoting with his band for their new album and couldn’t really travel.
You decided to take it upon yourself to learn Thai, in attempts to surprise your boyfriend. He had told you you should learn Thai in the beginning of your relationship so he could flirt with you without the others knowing, but that idea quickly died down as you barely had enough time with your studies to even attempt to learn another language.
But now that your semester had ended, you had plenty of free time to learn your boyfriends native language.
A bit of advice for the younger folks: you ever notice that folks in your parents’ generation may communicate with you or with each other using a very casual style of typing, but get pissy and offended if you respond to them in the same fashion?
You probably think they’re just looking for excuses to give you a hard time - and while arguably they are, the particular motive may not be the one you think.
Int a nutshell, for younger folks, orthography in electronic communication maps to tone. Basically…
when i type like this
… that “reads” as a different tone of voice than when I type like this.
For your parents’ generation, however, orthography in electronic communication maps to register - that is, to level of formality.
When they send a message to you without capitalisation, punctuation or complete sentences, they’re adopting an informal register, appropriate for addressing someone who’s below them in the social hierarchy.
If you respond in the same fashion, however, then you’re addressing them in the same register that they addressed you - which is inappropriate as far as they’re concerned, because they’re above you in the social hierarchy, and thus ought to be addressed in a more formal register.
It’s the same principle whereby your teacher might email you in cryptic, poorly formatted sentence fragments, but throw a fit about a dropped punctuation mark in the response: it’s not about the curriculum, it’s about putting you in your place. By forcing you to puzzle out what their cryptic utterances mean from context while insisting upon rigorous adherence to orthographic standards in return, they’re asserting their rank in the implicit hierarchy of your relationship.
(To provide an alternative angle, a lot of y’all are studying Japanese these days - you know how the grammar and honourifics can be completely different depending on the relative social rank of the speaker versus the party so addressed? Similar deal, except for orthography rather than vocabulary.)
Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re obliged to put up with this nonsense, but it pays to be aware of why your communication is being perceived the way it is.
I wrote this for a friend - but decided to share it in case you all find it helpful!
Here we go:
1. Learn the alphabet, pronunciations, rules, exceptions, basic historical origins and where the language is spoken. Learn about the cultures of the language and counteries it is spoken in!
2. Practice writing the alphabet and develope your writing in the language to a comfortable level. Practice with some basic words, basic phrases!
3. Find some online resources - start with basic grammar and vocabulary, build them together so you can use them together, you can’t use one without the other!
4. Learn sentence formation and practice writing sentences with pronouns, particles, articles, subjects, objects, verbs, nouns, adverbs etc. This is essential so you can learn to form more advanced sentences as you learn!
5. Try further developing your hand writing, rewrite notes, and familiarize yourself with what you have.
6. Invest in dictionaries, textbooks, language programmes and research possible careers, classes, proficiency tests and fields you can use your language in (if desired)
7. Follow your own instinct and desires from here - I’m at this stage too and it feels great so if this isn’t for you it’s fine but I hope this helps some of you!
he’s not very good at initiating cuddles/affection mostly because he gets too shy!!!
for example, if he wants to hold mc’s hand he’ll simply stare at mc’s hand for an awkward amount of time until mc either gets the memo and does it for him- or until he finally gets the courage but then misses his chance
and he ALWAYS plays it off so poorly loll
he’s definitely the type to stare- wide eyed occasionally and softly in others.
yoosung tends to stare due to how infatuated he is with mc like WOW this person is so great and they love me SO MUCH???? WILD…
but he of course typically gets caught in the act seeing as how he’s not the smoothest man alive
BUT because he’s so damn endearing he always gets away with it
idk if he’s necessarily the cuddly type? he doesn’t really seem to be so… and it’s not because he doesn’t like touching- thats not it, he just doesn’t really think about it
so if he ever does get cuddly it’s usually initiated by mc
ofc yoosung is the little spoon
SOMETIMES he’s the big spoon but he prefers being the little spoon secretly due to the fact that he likes having people comb their fingers through his hair/pet his head/rest his head on mc’s laps (tho sometimes he ends up falling asleep because of it!!)
he’s a bit shy of pda in public- the only times he’ll really brave a kiss is when he’s feeling a little jealous/possessive (never on the lips!!! usually on the cheek/forehead)
though he tries not to get that way because he doesn’t want to end up embarrassing mc!!!! because gosh he loves this person!
but if mc is the one initiating the kissing in public he wouldn’t get too upset- maybe flush and stutter that this isn’t something they should do in public, but never really push to stopping them
unless it’s getting a little more than pg13 because yoosung’s weenie has a mind of it’s own but thats a wHOOOOLLLLEEEE OTHER POST
however SOMETIMES when yoosung is in lovey dovey bf/husband mode he’ll do overly embarrassing gestures in private thats got mc blushing
like he’ll kiss their finger tips, run his fingers through their hair and if their hair is long, kiss the tips
he’ll also just randomly come up and hug them for a reaallllyyyy long time (this is at home tho)
sometimes too long.
mc is trying to cook dinner yoosung u gotta let go
now one of yoosung’s FAVE things to do if mc is shorter than him by a head/yoosung ever gets taller
is to rest his chin against their head
he just likes that he’s tall- and he thinks mc is so cute that they’re so short!!! HE LOVES IT
and sometimes he’ll nestle his head against their shoulder just to see what they’re doing
not necessarily trying to be cuddly but low key enjoys it… especially if mc gets embarrassed because!! THEY BLUSH
holy shit is this guy touchy
and not really in a perverted sense (most of the time)
but more so in a really romantic i just want to feel you way
he LOVES having every/any excuse to touch mc, whether it’s coming up behind them and helping them get something from the top shelf (if they’re on the shorter side) to casually placing an arm over their shoulder to snuggle up and watch a movie at home. he. loves. it
and believe me he doesn’t shy away in public- if anything he’s even MORE SO daring (unless mc really protests- which he’ll be a little sad/pout a lil but will of course respect mc’s wishes)
he’s the type that will either hold mc by the hip as they walk around town or throw an arm around their shoulder so mc can nestle against him.
i would say it’s 75% he loves mc and wants to be cuddly because he’s a cuddly lovey dovey person, and 25% making sure EVERYONE knows that this person is HIS- he’s an incredibly jealous person (this ties into his more self conscious side)
despite how “hands on” zen is, he doesn’t really do kissing in public- saves that for home. thats a little too intimate for him, and frankly speaking he’s a little too much of a pervert
he also loves being cuddly af if mc gets shy- like GOD does that fuel his fire and make him do it more. nothing is cuter to him than a blushing and stuttering mc… he’s just
my beautiful and pure partner
HOWEVER…. when mc turns the tables on him….
although zen is really into dishing out affection such as hand holding and cuddly walks in the park and loving stares
if mc threw that right back at him he would die
he just!!!!! CAN’T TAKE IT!!
at first he would be all smiles like oh???? oh??? get a little cocky
but then if mc kept getting cuddly and pressed up against him and was all touchy touchy and kissy kissy
he would just!!!! GET ALL RED FACED AND TRY TO PLAY IT OFF
BUT SINCE HE’S A HUGE DORK HE CAN’T PLAY IT OFF WELL AT ALL
B A B E
and really really low-key about it
he’s such a gentle person- he’s not the type to wrap his arms around mc w/o much prompting and being as he’s a little on the shy side he doesn’t do much pda aside from hand holding
his affection is far more subtle- but so so so so loving. like, mc would never doubt his love for them
his affection is in the form of subtle touches and brushing hands
the tips of his fingers ghosting over mc’s knuckles, and the way his palms will gently guide mc by the middle of their back through a crowd if they were to go out on a busy day
his affection primarily comes through with really warm stares if he take’s jumin’s offer for surgery
it’s almost like he can speak clearly formatted sentences with just a steady stare- telling you he loves mc so cleanly and eloquently
he practically radiates “I LOVE MC” just by being by their side
if he does not take jumin’s offer and he eventually goes blind, then a lot of his affection DOES wind up being physical- but it’s all still very subtle
it’s like he’s trying to see mc with his hands, feel their cheeks with just a few fingers grazing their flesh or a palm running down their head from crown to nape of the neck
and he’s so so so so so gentle with his affection
not even as if he’s touching glass- more like he’s touching very thin ice that could shatter at any moment
as subtle as v is- mc would know just how important they are to him just by seeing the amount of consideration and care there is with everything v does that involves them
he is just… too perfect
a little unrelated by his fave spot to kiss is their forehead
whenever mc initiates anything physical v pretty much ALWAYS responds well- smiling a little and pulling them close and really snuggling against them
if he’s had the eye surgery and he and mc goes out in public he gets a little on the shy side when mc sticks close to him. he doesn’t mind it!!! but you can tell by the way his cheeks grow warm that he’s a little bashful…. but because i really think he’s a low-key little shit i have a feeling he can’t help but be a little smug when they do that
like yeah my partner is so gosh darn cute
if he doesn’t have the eye surgery but still wants to take walks…. like in the park for example, just to get out of the house (because he would feel bad for making mc stay at home all the time) he wouldn’t complain if mc clung to his arm as they guide him along a park trail. he would just smile- maybe even chuckle as if to hide his own embarrassment
he doesn’t like doing any kind of kissing in public!! TOO EMBARRASSING and since he’s a romantic he likes to keep those things private