Few weeks ago I ran into this thing at the movie theater. And I wondered what it was. There was no name, there was no plaque, there was no identifier around it. Just a strange skeleton in the middle of a shared foyer of a movie theater, sports venue, bowling hall and gym. What was this strange skeleton that had nothing that said what it was, that was so proudly on display for no apparent reason? What is the meaning behind a giant rodent-like creature to eat it’s own tail? Or was it just a very expensive promotion of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?
Then the answer came on my tumblr dashboard in a form of a freezeframe on a video as I was scrolling down.
1. What is one word you would use to describe yourself? Happy.
2. What is the song you can’t stop listening to right now? “Wait For It” on the Hamilton soundtrack.
3. What are you currently watching on Netflix? “13 Reasons Why.”
4. What is your favorite sports movie of all time? “Friday Night Lights.”
5. Go-to pregame meal? I’m an omelet extraordinaire. I have an omelet with veggies, meats, cheese – the works. And before workouts, I always make this yogurt parfait.
6. Do you have any pregame superstitions or rituals? I actually rid myself of superstitions, but I do a quick 20-minute meditation before games.
7. If you could have any three celebrities over for dinner, living or deceased, who would they be? The Obamas. Just me, President Obama and Michelle.
8. What was your AIM screen name? brownsuganumba9.
9. If you weren’t a professional athlete, what would your occupation be? Therapist or psychologist. Something in that field.
10. What is your go-to karaoke song? “Hey Ma” by Cam'Ron.
11. Who was your sports idol growing up? Serena Williams is my sports idol.
12. What is your favorite thing to do on an off day? Be in nature. Hike, or go to the beach. I love to be outside.
13. If soccer had “walk-up” songs, what would yours be? Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like”
14. What is your go-to emoji? It’s called pop star, but it’s the new one of the girl with paint on her face. She embodies me as a person.
15. If there were to be a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? Angelina Jolie.
16. What if your coach had to describe you in one word? What would he say? Brave.
17. Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies outside soccer? No hidden talents, but I have a lot of hobbies. Acrylic painting. I got a whole set and I light candles at night and sit there and paint and look out on Lake Michigan.
18. Favorite cheat meal? French fries. Skinny, thick cut, garlic fries, TRUFFLE fries … I love French fries.
19. One place you’ve never been that you want to visit? Tokyo.
“We fly like blackbirds through the orange groves, floating on a warm wind. When we run, we own the earth. The land is ours. We speak the birds’ language. Not immigrant no more. No stupid Mexicans. When we run, our spirits fly. We speak to the gods. When we run, we are the gods.”
Hi! could you do friends to lovers for jaehyun too? I really like your aus <333 thank youuu :D
a lot of people asked for him ^^ (im also working on his college au~) find others: ten | sicheng | mark
you actually don’t know jaehyun at first,,,,,but he knows you
because you work part-time at this restaurant that he and mark always go to and for some reason,,,,even though they’ve been there like 1354484 times you,,,,,never remember his name
you remember mark tho,,,,really well????? and every time he comes in you’re like “canada!! whats up?” and jaehyun is like ???? canada??? they have a nickname for you
and mark is like yeah, i have a nickname for them too they’re really cool
and jaehyun is like ?!??! because,,,,,,,he wants a nickname too what,,,,i mean no he just wonders how mark got to know you so well
and mark explains that its just because he comes here with other members too so you see him more and he’s like “jaehyun,,,i can introduce you if you want?”
and jaehyun is like,,,,,,,s-sure,,,,not that i wanT To bE TheIR FrIEND or anything,,,
and mark is just like mhmm anyway the next time we go ill do it~
mark keeps his promise,,,, the next time they stop by the place for some food you’re like grinning when you see mark,,,high fiving him and giving jaehyun a polite nod
and marks like “btw this is jaehyun,,,he comes here a lot but you always mix him up with doyoung and taeyong and taeil so remember him ok??”
and you’re like laughing into your hand and you’re like im sorry jaehyun,,,,i have terrible memory i only remember people by their nicknames
and jaehyun quietly mumbles that it’s ok,, and mark is just like “hey! you can call him jeffery. that was his name when he was in america” and you’re like cool!!! jeffery and canada then
and jaehyun is like !!! they gave me a nickname
mark: actually i-
but,,,from that day on you keep saying jaehyun’s nickname and he even works up the courage to come without mark and you’re like !!!!! hey jeffrey
and he’s like,,,,,,,oh my god they remember me now
you guys get closer too because sometimes he’ll come in and you’ll take a little break to sit and talk and jaehyun tells you embarrassing stories about mark that you later tease him for just a bit,,, or you guys talk about the fact that you both like movies and sports and whatnot
jaehyun always asks if you’ll give him the recipe to the restaurants spicy pork and you’re like the owner would kill me so,,,,,no
and its nice,,,,,because jaehyun finally feels like he’s your friend the way mark was and mark assumes jaehyun wants to be more than just ur friend
but jaehyun is like !!! what???? haha no ive never had a crush in my life
and mark is like ok,,,,dude,,,,sure
until one day jaehyun comes to eat with mark and you don’t greet them with the usual smile and joke,,,to be honest the look on your face is pure exhaustion and before mark can ask jaehyun takes a hold of your wrist as you set down the water for them and asks,,,concern laced in his voice,,,,about whats going on
and you look at him,,, try to muster a smile and say that it’s nothing. work and school have just got too much too handle and you’re only running on 2 hours of sleep
when you disappear into the kitchen mark looks at jaehyun and is like “,,,,,hey are you listening?” but jaehyun’s eyes are glued to the kitchen door,,,,,,,waiting for you
and mark just chuckles to himself and when you come back out he tells you that he can’t order - he needs to get back home really quickly but that jaehyun will stay
confused, both you and jaehyun look at him but mark winks at jaehyun before slinging his bag over his shoulder and waving goodbye
and you rub your eyes,,,still tired before asking what jaehyun wants and he orders the usual but he’s also like “do you think you can sit down for a bit,,,you look like you might pass out”
and you’re like im fine jeffery,,,it’s all good and you even try to laugh but jaehyun can hear the strain in your voice
and when you get his order,,, he notices you almost trip and instinctively gets out of his seat and when you’re about to set down the plate,,,you wobble a bit and it almost slips off the tray but jaehyun catches it
and you apologize and jaehyun,,,,cant take it
he calls out to the owner that you’re going to go with him outside
the owner makes a face but jaehyun says its urgent - he’ll come back and pay for the food and everything so the owner waves their hands and says that it needs to be quick
with jaehyuns arm around your waist he helps you outside and tells you to sit down outside the restaurant while he runs to the grocery nearby to get you some drinks and snacks and you whisper that he shouldn’t have done that,,,
tell your boss you needed a break you were fine and for the first time you see jaehyun frown,,,like really frown and he opens the drink for you and is like “here. eat this too, and stop talking nonsense. no one is fine on 2 hours of sleep.”
you try to protest but jaehyun is like “drink. eat. dont argue.” and you do it,,,,sighing and getting up because you need to get back to work
but jaehyun stops you and he’s like “if you need help, you can lean on me. really.”
and you’re like “jef- jaehyun?”
and he shyly looks away but after chewing his lip he looks back at you,,,,,and your heart does a little spin because ??? was he always this handsome/??
and he goes “mark was right, you know i never just wanted to be a friend to you. i want to be,,,,,,something more,,,,,,,so if that’s ok -”
swallowing he pulls you into his arms and against your hair whispers “if that’s ok,,,let me take care of you ok?”
the moment is,,,,heart touching and you feel your face flush red,,,but being in his arms is so comfortable
and you hear your boss open the door and yell for you to come back but jaehyun is like “owner!!! id like to order 7 more sets of the lunch special!!”
that gets the owner smiling and they’re like ooo coming right up,,,,7???? that’s like more than a hundred dollars-
and you pull away and you’re like ??? jaehyun 7 sets??? can you eat that much
and he’s like “i can eat a lot more than you expect, also ill share with the other guys, but um -”
he looks around and then suddenly pecks your lips and he’s like
“sorry,,,i wanted to do that before your boss makes you go back in”
giggling,,,you touch your lips and you’re like it’s ok ,,,,,,,,, jaehyun
and he’s like no more jeffery? and you’re im not gonna call my boyfriend a nickname,,,ill call him jaehyun or,,,,,,do you like my baby more??
Shoutout to all the masculine guys here on Tumblr. I see a lot of positivity for feminine guys but not really much for masc dudes.
So here’s to all the manly guys out there. They ones who are rough and tough. The ones who are never caught doing anything feminine. The ones who love working out and watching sports and action movies. The ones who are worried they’ve crossed the line into toxic masculinity.
I see you, you’re real, and you’re valid. And as long as you’re not doing anything that hurts others or you, there’s nothing toxic about it.
There need to be more inspirational marching band movies. They have great potential for the inspirational sports movie plot. Just think:
A small town DCI group with a major losing streak gets a young, new, band director fresh out of college. He teaches the band to take pride in themselves and their music. Together with a bunch of his friends from college, he helps the band create a new identity for themselves and they go and melt faces with their music.
Only, before going to championships, tragedy strikes. Somebody, dies, or quits, or there’s some sort of betrayal. The band has to overcome it and become stronger as they learn how to perform with the same passion that they have when they’re happy as when they’re sad.
Another subplot could be that the band director or drum major is having trouble working up the confidence to propose to his longtime girlfriend. As the band goes on a journey of self discovery, so do they. At the very end, after winning the championship, they finally work of the courage to propose.