Hi, everyone! Believe it or not, it’s my birthday again. This past year has involved a lot of change for me. When l look at what’s different in my life, it makes me think about my long-term goals and the prospect of growth.
I feel less certain about what I want my future to look like than ever before. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t feel discouraged at many points during this past year. I’ve been battling a lot of “I’ll never” thoughts– “I’ll never be able to do this” and “I’ll never have that”, etc.
But when I think about how much has changed since my last birthday, it reminds me of all the things I’ve done and all the things I have that used to be “I’ll never"s. Things that I’ve accomplished and attained purely by living my life and experiencing new things and continuing to try, one day at a time.
I don’t think anyone, at any age, should look at themselves and conclude that by this point in their lives they know the ultimate limit of their capabilities with certainty. Even when my mind is full of "I’ll never"s, it comforts me to think that the things I struggle with now will one day fail to impede me, so long as I continue to try and be better. I know that my biggest, most daunting goals for the far future aren’t going to sneak up on me. On my way there I’ll become a person with the skill, experience, discipline, and stability to achieve them.
My life is better than it was a year ago. I’m a better person than I was on my last birthday. I’ve done more and I have more. I’m proud, and grateful, and excited.
I’m looking forward to the next one. And that’s all I wanted to say. Thank you.
Here is your (unfortunately very late) @mlsecretsanta gift, @nkvictory! This wound up going a little longer than I expected, but I hope you enjoy!
Thanks very much for the idea that led to this and for looking it over @ladyserendipitous. Thanks also to @agrestenoir and @panda013 for idea bouncing so much!
A floating woman might be cause for
concern in any other city in the world but Paris. After all, months of Hawkmoth’s
unusual brand of attempted larceny had long since rendered most Parisians numb
to the sight of akumatized victims. Rather than panic, they planned their days
around the sites of attacks. Unsurprisingly, most of the reactions consisted of
calling or texting friends to avoid a certain street until Ladybug and Chat
Noir had taken care of things or worrying about how they’d manage to pick up
lunch if an akuma temporarily smashed the restaurant.
Ladybug arrived on the scene shortly
after the floating woman was reported to the Ladyblog. One of the perks of
being Alya’s best friend was learning about Ladyblog alerts ahead of even her
readers. So, when Alya told her to take a different route to school, Marinette
knew she’d be late for her first class.
Chat Noir arrived on scene seconds
after her, already scanning the area for signs of anyone who might have been
affected by the floating villain. “Any idea what she’s doing?”
“Nothing as far as I can tell,”
Ladybug answered, still watching the woman. “The Ladyblog says she hasn’t moved
since she flew up there.”
“So, what’s she waiting for?”
Violet eyes locked on theirs, and the
woman grinned as she flew down to meet them, landing an arm’s length away.
“Us, apparently,” Ladybug answered as
she straightened and readied her yo-yo.
“Welcome, heroes,” the akumatized
woman spoke. “Hawkmoth asked me to pass along a message.”
Chat Noir frowned. “Message?”
Before either of the heroes could
react, the woman moved forward and placed a palm on both of their foreheads.
She whispered something low and quick, too brief for them to understand.
Ladybug jerked away first. The woman
shot up into the sky, barely avoiding Ladybug’s yo-yo. Chat Noir rubbed his
forehead and scowled. “What was that?”
He looked up and briefly gave chase,
but by the time he leapt up to a higher vantage point, the villain was long
gone. Ladybug landed beside him. “She’s gone.”
He sighed. “Yeah, it looks like it.”
He turned to look at her. “It does
look like she’s gone.”
“Yeah, you’re right.” She raised a
brow. “Any idea where she went?”
He shook his head.
“Wonder what that hand thing was.”
His eyes widened. Somehow, he’d heard
Ladybug’s voice, but her mouth hadn’t moved at all. While he assumed she hadn’t
become a ventriloquist overnight, he couldn’t manage another idea that made any
“I’m not a ventriloquist, kitty.”
She’d watched his lips carefully, and when his wonderings bled into her
thoughts, she knew exactly what the akumatized victim had done to them.
“You can hear my thoughts?” he asked,
aloud this time.
Since the beginning of this year, I have started putting down a lot of books instead of pushing myself to finish them. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the book you’re reading, I encourage you to put it down! I always forced myself into book slumps and it feels so good to feel like I’m reading for the enjoyment of it again! I always put so much pressure on myself and it’s good to be reminded that reading is my hobby, it’s something I love and it gives me joy. If I’m not enjoying something, I feel comfortable now realizing I don’t have to read it, and I can put it down and know that maybe I’ll pick it up one day when I’m more in the mood for it.
I’ve never understood the way people date. They like think somebody looks good or things then to be funny or something and then ask them out without really knowing much about them? This had confused me already all my life. I also figured out that I am demiromantic and demisexual through this. The only people that I had dated to that point had been two very close friends with which I would text and talk all the time and therefore knew very well. It highly confused me when one of my classmates was telling me that it was normal to go on a date to get somebody know instead of knowing them already.
Please know that you don’t have to rush anything with dating. I personally think it is way much more enjoyable when you know each other already very well (aka have that close emotional bond) since instead of exploring each other’s character and breaking up very soon after, you two can enjoy dates, places, and activities of which you both know that your partner enjoys them.
I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of prompts sitting in my inbox that are dying to be written. Also, I have a never ending train of ideas that I’ll likely never get around to writing. Sooo…
I’m going to start posting them all into a Google Doc and I would love to share that doc with you.
The idea is that maybe the prompts that don’t necessarily inspire me might give you inspiration. Or maybe there’s a prompt you’re sitting on that you’d like to give others the chance to write. By collaborating, we can help each other out while also providing new avenues to explore.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, reply or reblog this post and I’ll contact you for your email so you can join/edit the master document :)
when isak said he didn’t know if even was the man of his life I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed. but now that I think about it I like that he said that. a lot of things have happened since isak said even was the man of his life in the kitchen. isak has learned that he should be focusing on being with even now, rather than thinking about forever. and I think that’s beautiful
But like imagine Mick wakes up one day and Len’s there. They are living their normal lives and are having fun and being happy but them he starts seeing odd ways Len behaves, starts seeing everything is seeming too perfect and he starts having flashes of his time with the Legends with and without Len until he notices this is all a dream
And it hurts him when it hits him that he has to wake up, he has to leave because he remembered the mission and the alien attaching to him and he knew what it was, he had a faint memory from his time amd Chronos and he had to choose between Len and his life
And then he wakes up just as the things jumps off his chest and shrivels and dies on the floor of the med bay and the Legends watch him, wondering what happened and how he came back and he just shakes his head and walks off
Kang Younghyun / Brian / Young K
❤️: The hungry student and his adventures kkk these days were really beautiful. I miss Brian’s stories about his student life. It means a lot to see him working so hard both as a student and as an artist and actually being successful with both wow. He’s really amazing I don’t even know what to say. Even if it must be hard on him, he’s still doing his best and that, for me, makes him the most beautiful person ever~
Matt: I bet I can answer these both at once! Tord’s actually just relaxing in my room at the moment and does often during the day. He normally sleeps down stairs on the couch at night. We’re trying to figure out living arrangements.