I got revenge on my neighbor, and he still has no idea I even did anything to him.
My neighbor from a couple of doors down and I had a long running feud. It all started when his dog came in to my backyard, and my dog attacked it. I was nearby, and able to call my dog off before it got serious, but the other dog had a couple of bite wounds.
The neighbor wanted me to pay the vet bill. When he threatened me with a lawsuit, I offered to pay half, even though I owed him nothing; it was his dog that was off the leash and in my yard, after all. He declined the offer, took me to small claims court, and lost. The trial lasted all of 3 minutes when the judge found in my favor.
That set in to motion him starting to fuck with me on a regular basis. My garbage cans would get knocked over every trash day. He would honk his horn and flip me off if he drove by my house. He tried to get my 10 year old son arrested for riding another neighbors mini bike (never called the cops on their kids, just mine.) It was all stupid petty crap. But it was a lot of stupid petty crap, and we were growing frustrated and mildly concerned what he might do.
We eventually grew tired of it, and filed a restraining order against him. We dropped the legal case against him when we recieved a letter from his lawyer stating that he would refrain from any sort of contact with any of my family for a period of 2 years. Things settled down at that point.
But I was not yet satisfied. I had been staying on the high road through all of this, not responding to any of his bullshittery in any way. I had a desire to get revenge, but never acted on it. Then one day, I hatched my plan of evil genius.
I was in the hardware store and I noticed some Japanese Beetle traps. These traps are just a plastic bag with a scent pack; the beetles are drawn to the scent, fall in the bag, and can’t get out. They also sold refill packages of the scent packs only, 4 per package.
My neighbor has a very large rose garden in his front lawn. It is his pride and joy.
Japanese beetles love roses.
So I bought 4 packages of the refill packs. The scent pack is a waxy substance in a shallow plastic cup. I put the packs in the freezer overnight, to allow me to pull the wax out easily.
The next morning, I woke up at 3am. I popped the wax squares out of their cups, and put them in a baggie. Then I crept over to my neighbors house and spread the wax squares in the mulch under his rose garden, covering them from view with a bit of the hardwood mulch.
That day was a hot one. By 11am it was north of 90 degrees F. I figured the wax had probably melted in to the dark mulch. Also by 11AM, the Japanese beetles were starting to arrive at my neighbors roses. I went on a bike ride later in the evening, and could see a small swarm of them attacking the roses. My neighbor had not yet noticed what was happening.
By noon the next day, there was a freaking cloud of them. There had to be hundreds, if not thousands. My neighbor noticed. That afternoon, I could see him spraying them and spreading Sevin powder and waving his arms in the air in frustration.
By the third day, there were thousands of the beetles, if not tens of thousands. They were everywhere in his front lawn and wreaking havoc on his roses.
By the end 4th day, there was nothing left of his rose garden, other than a few tattered leaves and the thorny stalks.
Those damned scent packs must have drawn every Japanese beetle in for miles around. I had never seen so many in a single place.
And that was it. The deed was done, and I was satisfied and laughing…quietly to myself, but laughing and laughing. And I never told a soul what I did, not even my wife.
This was a few years ago, and his rose garden is fully recovered now. And it will stay beautiful so long as he keeps being a quiet neighbor.
And let’s not forget that in 2015 SHINee were chosen by the Korean
Ministry of Personnel Management as official Ambassadors to promote Korean music, dance and fashion,
performing at events around the world to encourage cultural exchanges between the nations, and helping to spread the Hallyu wave around the world….yeah…SHINee did ↑ALL THAT↑
Fake concept art for the Special Weapons in Megaman and Bass because there was really no art for those weapons. Currently playing the GBA game on my DS Lite and also planning a Bass version once I finish his playthrough.
Summary: Trying to make the most of their precious time together during the war years, [Y/N] and James drive up to a lovers’ lane where he makes sure he (tr)eats her right.
Pairing: James Buchanan Barnes x Reader
Warnings: beware this is definitely 18+ smut, obviously there’s swearing, and all kinds of good stuff.
A/N: Hope you like it! Please let me know. This story is part 1 of “The Rise And Fall” (a Bucky Barnes x Reader) series. See the masterlist for more context and a (future) link to the other stories related to this series.
Darkness fell quickly around this time of the year, [Y/N] observed after she rolled down the window of James’ car, with a bit of an effort. A cold evening breeze immediately gusted into the car, and she shivered a little. She hugged herself for a moment, brushing her hands up and down her arms, before she peeked her head out of the window. James was standing at the edge of the grassy banks of the East River and threw a flat stone into the water. It bounced off the water eight times before she lost sight of it, but James’ face was directed up at the sky. It did not seem like he paid it any heed. It also did not seem like he was taking a leak like he said he would. She smiled to herself when her eyes glided down his body, and focused on his buttocks. His were really great. Firm. And he always let her touch it, if she wanted to. Slowly she forgot about that cold evening breeze. James picked up another stone from the ground and twirled it in his hand. He was wasting their time a bit. He had been busy a lot these last couple of weeks, preparing to enlist for the war with his friend. She was not happy about it, but he said he needed to do the right thing, and she wanted to support him with that. She always wanted to support him. He was a good and gentle man, and he took care of her when they were together. Oh, and he was such a swell dancer. All her girlfriends were jealous.
“Are you done taking a leak, James? Looked like you were playing with pebbles.” [Y/N] grinned.
He turned his head towards her and chuckled. With a smirk resting on his face, he began to walk back, “I oughta do something about the vulgarity that always seems to come outta that little mouth of yours.”
the world is getting scary out here. Hold your brothers and sisters. kiss your loved ones goodbye. There is no such thing as saying iloveyou too much. Hop on the the positive wave. stop spreading hate and stop ignoring it. Stop trying to find ways to justify it. be the example. and just cherish your loved ones… stay woke.
it’s known that boa, tvxq, and big bang are korean artists who began the road and maintained their status in (the) japanese market. they developed this new market, spread the korean wave, and created the genre: k-pop. following these artists, who can we count on to lead the next generation of k-pop? five member group, shinee, is in the lead. shinee, a part of sm entertainment, will restart interest in this year’s korean wave. the top singers with the most fan activities in japan, tvxq, are currently enlisted and even big bang is starting to enlist this year. so, everyone is gathering anticipation to see what presence shinee will have in this recently emptied k-pop space.
something worthy of showing this presence, objectively, is their appearance last year on japan’s representative end of the year music program, fuji tv’s fns music festival. this festival, together with nhk’s kohaku uta gassen, are japan’s most important end of the year programs. at the peak of the korean wave, up until 2012, there were many korean guests like tvxq, girls generation, and big bang on these end of the year programs, but then, for awhile, you could not see korean artists. last year’s program finally changed with boa and shinee as the only two korean artist guests on fns.
shinee has already began an arena tour which started last month. the arena’s seating scales are 15,000 - 20,000 seats per auditorium. their arena tour last year drew more than 400,000 fans. the tour this year, lasting until april, plans to go to tokyo, osaka, shizuoka, nagoya, kobe, and more. up to twenty arenas with five more potentially added on, this could increase to twenty five arenas. even though the schedule after may isn’t decided, following the current fervor of the public, there is a high possibility of adding 50,000 seat capacity domes to their tour. the past two years shinee have succeeded with both tokyo dome and osaka dome concerts.
though many korean artists advance into the japanese market and are active, shinee’s success has a different meaning. after boa and tvxq’s success the popularity of k-pop spiked and japanese fans would flock around as soon as they heard the word. like a dream, groups like super junior, girls generation and kara all successfully carried out tokyo dome concerts, and even groups that had only just debuted would have hundreds or thousands of fans show up at fan meetings and concerts. but, when political relations between the two nations deteriorated and an anti-korean sentiment grew around 2012, the interest in the korean wave weakened substantially. when shinee debuted in japan in 2011 the mood of society and the press had completely changed. as they met these difficulties from the start the method they chose to overcome it was to focus their attention on growing close local fans. instead of big events or advertising they held smaller concerts in small cities and districts to create bonds with locals. aside from tvxq, who had a clear path from the beginning, no other top korean artist had used this method to connect with japanese fans. in 2015, shinee finally had their first tokyo dome concert after four years of activities in japan. a marketer of universal music said: “their attitude for a famous singer from a large company yet consistently shown has opened japanese fans’ hearts, and it seems like their fandom has grown strong and distinguished.”
shinee has released a total of fourteen single albums and four full albums in japan, maintaining an emphasis on high quality local activities. after their september 2014 release of their third full album, i’m your boy, they reached first place on oricon’s weekly album chart, and last year’s fourth full album, d×d×d, naturally also rose to first place on the weekly chart. they plan to release their fifth full album, five, on the 22nd of this month. in this new album they will have a quite different concept and mood, especially in their title track, “get the treasure”, which will be darker and more powerful than their usual image.
popular music critic hwang sun eup says: “the thing that differentiates shinee from other idol groups is they’re always creating new results and consistently pursuing perfection in high quality work. by maintaining the balance of a long relationship with their fandom shinee will continue to occupy a larger role at sm entertainment.”
Could you write some married eggsy and reader pretty please?
[MARRIED EGGSY AND READER!!!! Oh man this is gonna be so much fun. I feel like… I want to make a bunch of these little shorter ones for this. Cause I always go SOOO fucking ham with my Eggsy x Readers for some reason and CREATE SO MUCH EXTRA LIKE WHY AM I LIKE THIS hahahah. This one is much shorter by comparison, and super fluffy with some smut as well because I couldn’t help myself. Hope you like!<3]
If there was one thing you knew about yourself, it was that you did not want to get married. Ever. Getting married, having a family that whole… thing. Let’s just say it was a lot. Just, not really your cup of tea so to say.
It wasn’t that you disliked children or dating. It was that you could never imagine finding another human you loved so much you wanted to spend the rest of your life with them. It was hard enough for you to share your bed and living space with someone else… How could you actually be expected to share your entire life with another person?
The truth is you couldn’t. You never thought that would change either… But there were a lot of things you used to ‘know’ about yourself before you met Eggsy.
Before you met that cheeky son of a bitch, you’d have said you would live your life out with 20 cats and be completely content with that– more than content even. That you’d spend your youth galavanting and breaking hearts. Or maybe you’d live in France and learn how to make wine while writing a book or something just as dramatic and starving artist like.
You had a lot of ideas about what your life would be like, where you’d end up… the things you’d do. And you can honestly say that this was the last thing you expected.
But here you were… married and very much enjoying it.
To Eggsy fucking Unwin of all people and if there was one thing you could say about being married to a man like that?
Show Me Your Heart And I'll Show You Mine - Part 3
Parring: Bucky Barners X Reader
Summary: Soulmate!Au, what you write on your skin/wounds will show up on your soulmates skin. Reader is going off to meet her soulmate
A/N: I am done with my exams! It went like shit, but who cares? Because i am going to London on a few days! Let know what you think. Also, remember to check out mean my friend’s lgbt+ blog @rainbowadvices where i just posted about how i found out i bi
“Is this really necessarily? “Will asked, looking at
your stuffed trunk with a raised eyebrow.
“Of course it is! “Sabrina answered, throwing another
shirt in there. “She is gone for a week, AND she is going to meet her soulmate,
she has to be prepared for anything! “
“I don’t know” Will took a pair of hiking boots from
the trunk and held them up. “I’m not sure they are going to be camping”
“You never know! “Sabrina snapped, while she took the
boots from Will, and throw them back. Will started questioning every item
Sabrina had packed, all while you just sat on your bed, watching your friends.
You were far too excited. All your life you had
watched soulmates together, your friends had started to find theirs, while
yours lived to far away for you to meet up. But now you had finally arranged
something, and you were going to meet your soulmate in a few days. You had
known him for years, he knew your deepest secrets, and you his. No, you weren’t
nervous. Not at all.
All right, maybe you were a bit nervous.
“I’m not sure I can do this” You said, turning to Will
and Sabrina. They sighed, it was the third time you had said that.
“I’m glad we came in good time” Will said, looking at
his phone to check the clock.
“Listen, Y/N” Sabrina said, walked towards you, and
took your hands. “He’s your soulmate. You’re meant to be, literally! You know
him, he knows you, and he likes you for you. Besides, it’s not like it’s YOUR
wedding, is it? “
“No” You answered, looking down at your hands.
"See? “Sabrina said and lifted your chin. “No reason
to be nervous, he’s already madly in love with you”
You smiled weakly at her, before she pulled you into a
hug. After that Will hugged you, for the third time, before you took a deep
breath, looking at your friends.
“Wish me luck! “You said, giving them a last smile.
“Good luck” Sabrina answered, smiling soothing, before
you turned around, starting to walk towards your gate.
“Go get him, girl! “Will said behind you, and you
couldn’t help but chuckle.
I think I may be running a bit late
The text appeared on your arm while you sat in the
flight. Relief spread like a wave through your body. You knew it wasn’t
supposed to be like that, but you were so nervous that it only could make you
happy to have a little more time.
I’m on the flight
You smiled weakly as you wrote your reply. Even now,
when you were so nervous you literally were shaking, he was still the same, and
you still liked him.
Great, I can’t wait to see you
A wide grin spread on your face, and you let your head
fall back, throwing your arm over your eyes. You could almost feel the couple
beside you staring at you, but in that moment, you didn’t care. You were going
to meet your soulmate. You were going to meet Bucky!
You took a deep breath, not being able to keep the
smile off your face. Bucky had written instructions on how to get to the café where
you were supposed to meet him, and you were currently waiting for the bus. It
was different than what you were used to, and you probably wouldn’t be able to
find your own nose if you were on your own.
The bus arrived, and you bought a ticket, finding a
seat. You had made Bucky write a list of all the stops so you wouldn’t miss it.
Every time they said the next stop you checked if it were correct, and how many
there were left.
You were tapping your foot on the floor, your eyes not
staying at the same place more than a few seconds. It was nice outside, but you
The elder women in front of you hushed at you, making
you stop tapping your foot. You then started to fiddle with the edge of your
Every time someone new came into the bus you wondered
if it could be Bucky. You had never seen him, he could be anyone. He could be
the one sitting a few seats behind you.
More people stepped into the bus, and a boy around
your age sat down beside you. You ignored him, looking out of your window.
You pressed the stop button as soon as you could, and
said to the boy beside you that it was your stop. He responded that it also was
his, and when the bus stopped you both got off.
You turned your head, looking for a café named Coffee
time. It was apparently Bucky’s favourite café, and he wanted you to try it
You finally spotted it when you saw the boy from the
bus walking towards it on the other side of the street. You took a deep breath,
and walked towards it.
Qrow: "One second, Winter." [puts a crown of 4-leaf clovers on her head, hangs a pair of fuzzy dice around her neck, fastens a bracelet with seven iron horseshoe charms around her wrist, shoves a potted lucky bamboo into her hands, clips a taxidermied rabbit's foot to her purse, throws an entire carton of salt over her left shoulder, spreads fragrant smoke by waving around a burning bundle of sage, slips a stack of seven shiny pennies into her cleavage] "OK! Date night is on."
This is fucking hilarious. Fuck you why couldn’t I have come up with this.