“what do you mean you have low empathy? you’re such a nice person!”
EMPATHY DOES NOT EQUAL COMPASSION. EMPATHY DOES NOT EQUAL KINDNESS. COMPASSION IS A CHOICE. KINDNESS IS A CHOICE. EMPATHY IS NOT A CHOICE, AND JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DOESN’T HAVE EMPATHY DOES NOT MEAN THEY CANNOT CHOOSE TO BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.
“LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.” “LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.”
“LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.”
It’s a common saying among Stiles’ friends that he doesn’t have a lot of
dignity. To be perfectly honest, Stiles agrees with them (as much as he argues
against the point whenever they bring it up).
But this is probably a new low.
Well, not new-new, because this is into the fourth week of the habit
and if he was a better person, he’d have stopped by now. He’s not a better
person in this instance, but he’s made peace with it.
‘It’ being watching his stubbled neighbour jog past his place every morning
in sweatpants and obviously non-supportive underwear. There’s a lot of movement
down there. A lot.
“I mean, with that much jiggle, he’s gotta know, right?” Stiles asks his
window pane, behind which he’s fake writing on his laptop.
They’re not quite neighbours, there’s about half a block between them for
which Stiles’ sanity is thankful. Otherwise who knows what ludicrous amateur
spying would have occurred.
As it is, he is very thankful he accidentally set his alarm for five am two
(it was four) mornings in a row, because now he knows that this is a morning
ritual for his neighbour.
Today hot neighbour is wearing the cut off, grey sweats. They’re a personal
favourite of Stiles’ (better than the dark blue ones, which make it harder to
see) because it means not only can he get a clear view of his neighbour’s dick
as it swings forward against the fabric, but also his sweaty, perfectly muscled
Stiles sighs out and bangs his head once against the window pane, a small
punishment that is also part of the routine.
What is not part of the routine, is hot neighbour looking into Stiles’
window, and seeing Stiles’ face smooshed against the glass, after which he
trips, possibly in disgust, or just simple distraction.
Stiles’ first reaction is to panic. He pushes his chair back from the desk and
slams his laptop closed.
His second reaction is that he should call someone to come help.
His third reaction is to realise that, hold on, he can go and help.
Stiles rushes out his front door and into the chilly morning air.
This was fun to do. I couldn’t stop smiling while writing this! It’s pretty self-explanatory, this is a list of what it would be like living next to Mark, Ethan, Tyler, Amy and Katherine. Hope you guys enjoy!
-You begin to question your neighbors sanity.
-At first, you thought they were a bunch of hilarious nut-jobs. Maybe have a few screws loose and you should probably be worried for yourself.
-But after meeting them personally and Mark explaining what he does for a living, EVERYTHING MADE SENSE!
-After meeting everyone, you sort of fell into a sense of understanding and acceptance.
-The first few times you caught the boys in dresses, you couldn’t help but laugh and crack jokes.
-They flipped you off, jokingly criticizing whatever you were wearing at the time.
-Now, when you see Tyler in a massive turkey outfit, you just sip your coffee and wave at them from across the fence.
-They’ve apologized many times for the weird noises coming from inside their house.
-They give you some warning if they’re going to be doing stuff outside. Usually accompanied by Mark’s cooking because he felt bad about the loud music the night before.
-You actually went over and knocked on their door to make sure they were ok after hearing lots of screaming.
-You found out they were just making a video.
-They invited you inside to watch.
-Funniest afternoon of your life. You still laugh about it weeks afterwards.
-Amy and Katherine chat with you over the fence. They ask for cooking ingredients sometimes because Mark and the boys used it in their videos.
-Anything you see through the windows, is entirely restricted to be spoken about between you and them.
-You at first thought they were doing it for fun. (Which they were of course).
-But after watching a few of Mark’s videos and vlogs and live-streams, you’re safe to say you admire Mark and his work even more.
-You donate to his live-streams and he shouts a thank you from the upstairs window.
-You give him a thumbs-up from your side of the fence.
-Ethan sometimes running to your house to hide from the others.
-“They want me to do weird things, (Y/N)! Strange, unnatural things! Don’t let them find me!”
-When this happens, you feign ignorance of Ethan’s location.
-But Mark brings you over home-cooked meals and you give the blue-boy up instantly.
-Ethan calling you over the fence because he doesn’t want to live with these “weirdos” anymore.
-“I’ll sleep on the couch! I’ll rub your feet and clean! I beg you!”
-Him silently crying in your direction and mouthing, “Help” every time they shoot a video outside and you’re watching.
-Tyler is tall enough to see over the fence.
-He leans over the top and chats with you while you’re gardening.
-If you’re having trouble with something in the house, he’ll come over and help fix/move it.
-Chica met you once and now escapes to go see you.
-She’ll sleep on the front mat and wait for you to come to the door.
-Tyler lifts her up so you can pat her over the fence.
-You dog-sit when Teamiplier go away.
-The rest of the street think you’re all nuts.
-Which is fine because you don’t like people coming uninvited to your door.
-They pretty much treat your home like their own. (Within respective reason)
-Mark knocks and enters.
-Ethan just waltzes right in.
-Tyler knocks and waits patiently for you to open the door and allow him inside.
-Whenever something is thrown onto your side of the fence, the boys will try to clamber/jump over to get it.
-This ends in a lot of swearing, sometimes a scrape or two.-Usually you throw it back over. But then it comes back a few more times.
-So you sat on your side of the fence hitting whatever came over with a tennis-racket.
-”Ignore the person on the other side of the fence!” Mark told the camera. “They’re not important! They’re a nobody!” Ethan waved his hand in your direction. “I’m keeping this ball now!”
-Mark’s community have only seen glimpses of you. An arm or the top of your head peeking over the fence.
-But you’re still a huge part of the channel since the boys call out for you in most of the videos that are filmed outside.
-You answer them either with a loud, rude noise or a sarcastic comment that they all laugh at.
-You had pretended to be annoyed when a stray foam arrow had flown through the open window of your kitchen.
-But you couldn’t help but find the whole thing funny.
-“Who the fuck just tried to assassinate me?” “Sorry! We’re really sorry!” “Next time aim better!”
-Being Neighbors with Teamiplier is never dull. There is always something to smile or laugh at, and you have grown close to the bunch of weirdos over the fence.
BTS reaction to their girlfriend falling asleep on their shoulder while watching a movie with all the members
Jin would turn to talk to you about something going on in the movie to find you fast asleep on his shoulder. He smiled softly, wondering how you fell asleep with all the noise from the rest of the boys. He’d put his arm around you and held you close. “Guys, could you be a bit quieter? I don’t want her waking up.” Jin would ask softly.
Yoongi himself would start getting sleepy through half the film. He would turn to you to ask you if you wanted to go up to bed with him only to find you asleep. He would chuckle a bit, then scoop you up in his arms. “We’re going to bed. Tell me how the movie ends.”
He would think it was precious. Hobi would be squealing at parts of the movie he liked and tapping your shoulder to make sure you saw. When he didn’t get a reply he looked at you. Wiping the bit of drool from your mouth, he felt a bit bad for being so loud. He laid you down on his lap and kissed your forehead. “Night Night, jagi~. I’ll tell you all about it in the morning~.”
He would be laughing and talking to everybody as the movie played. Namjoon looked down at you with a huge smile, only for it to get bigger when he saw you sleeping. He kisses your forehead softly and took you upstairs, tucking you in so that you would be away from all the noise. “I’ll be up to cuddle you soon, baby~. Sleep tight.”
Jimin would fall asleep with you. Since you were already asleep, he took you in his arms and cuddles you close. He would start to yawn then slowly close his eyes as your sleepiness rubbed off on him. Holding you tightly, he fell asleep with you. “Goodnight, princess…” he slept with all the noise around you fading away from both of you.
He would also be pretty loud with Hoseok as the movie was being played. He would laugh loudly and clap his hands. He would feel you jump slightly at the sound of one of his claps. He glanced at you to find you fast asleep on his shoulder. Tae would quickly pull out his phone to take pictures and get the rest of the groups attention. “Guys! Isn’t she so cute!?”
Jungkook would be super into the movie. He would be fully focused on it, until he felt your head slowly sliding forward off his shoulder. He’d look down to find you fast asleep, drool running down your chin. He’d giggle a bit, cover you up and cuddle you until the movie was boring. “You’re adorable, jagi!”
One time I was at a friend’s house and we were watching Harry Potter. We just had some movie site on their Xbox and we started to get a little bit bored because they’re not quite a potter fan. Their dad tells us to be quiet because he’s going to bed, (thin walls in this house, and it was reasonably late at night.) My friend tells me to pick some random movie, and since I knew they’d never seen Phantom of the Opera well I had to share that. I started playing Phantom from the Royal Albert Hall and played it at a random point in the show because we wouldn’t have time to watch it all.
However what I forgot was the volume on the TV was full blast because for some reason the Harry Potter movie was very, very, very quiet.
So, full blast in this friends room, ear piercingly loud, with their father in bed, we heard:
“DID I NOT INSTRUCT THAT BOX FIVE WAS TO BE KEPT EMPTY!?!”