the end of this month marks 2 years since exo dropped exodus. it’s been 2 years since they came back after Hell Era™ n delivered unto us what is arguably the greatest album of all time. it’s been 2 years since exo reinvented the music industry yet again n the decided to continuously one-up themselves with every single release after that. honestly. the iconography
Since we’re on the topic of 1997 nostalgia, let’s also talk about how 1997 was the year when Gillian Anderson became the first actress in television history to win the Emmy, the Golden Globe, and the SAG Award for the same role.
Hov has always done it for the culture. Roc-A-Fella Records through to Roc Nation. The ever-gracious JAY Z just declared his entry into the Songwriters Hall of Fame a win for US.
Side note: Did you know he had been considered for nomination numerous times? But, as the SHoF President put it in an interview with the New York Times earlier today, “our board and community wasn’t ready.” Hov has 21 Grammys, the most #1 albums for a solo artist ever, six classic albums, three albums on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time,” and is a 20-year Billboard record setter and breaker. But they weren’t ready to accept rap music as a legitimate form of musical expression. Today WE won.
I made decision to make my own post each day, so for today it is 99 thought provoking question.
You can use them for your bullet journal, for your followers to ask you or just to help you with discovering yourself. I think it’s important to try answer it, because not that you will just learn about yourself but you will get new ideas and things to think about.
I really enjoy them, so I wanted to share with you.
*Some of them are from internet, some straight out of my head.*
If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm?
If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
What do you regret most so far in life?
How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?
If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you want to run into? Does that person know how much they mean to you?
Do you fear death? If so, do you have a good reason?
When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?
Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?
What would people say about you at your funeral?
What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
At what age is a person an adult? Why do you think so?
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
If your entire life was a movie, what title would best fit?
If you could ask a single person one question, and they had to answer truthfully, who and what would you ask?
If you could start over, what would you do differently?
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of? What’s stopping you?
Do you ask enough questions, or are you happily settling for what you know already?
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you have done?
When was the last time you tried something new?
What were you doing when you last lost track of the time?
If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach
What can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago? What will you be able to do at this time next year?
What do you really love to do? Do you do it often? If you answer no, why not?
What is the last thing that you’ve done that’s really worth remembering?
What gets you excited and driven to achieve?
If karma was coming back to you, would it help or hurt you?
If you could ask for one wish, what would it be?
What do you “owe” yourself?
When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind?
How do you spend the majority of your free time? Why?
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
What have you done to pursue your dreams lately? How about today?
What terrifies you the most?
What are you looking forward to?
Describe the greatest adventure of your life
Where would you like to live? Why haven’t you moved?
What have you done that you’re most proud to have achieved?
If you dropped everything to pursue your dreams, what would you be risking?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What did your life teach you yesterday?
What have you done today to make someone’s life better?
Whose life have you had the greatest impact on?
What makes you special?
How many people do you truly love? What are you doing for them?
What bad habits do you want to break?
When did you not speak up, when you know you really should have?
Describe the next five years of your life, and your plans, in a single sentence
If you spend a day watching movies when you should be working a day wasted or well spent?
Would your life be better or worse, if you knew the time and place where you would die?
What is honor, and does it even matter anymore?
Would you accept the job if you got it with connection?
What would happen if you never wasted another minute of your life, what would that look like?
Do you consider yourself open minded?
What have you given up on?
Are you brainwashed by media?
Think again, are you brainwashed by media?
Which is worse, failing or never trying?
If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Why are you, you?
Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
What are you most grateful for?
Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
Has your greatest fear ever come true?
Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
If not now, then when?
If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
What are your 2am thoughts?
It’s not about who you miss at 2am when you’re lonely, it’s about who you miss at 2pm when you’re busy. Who is it?
Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
What would make you end relationship?
Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
4. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard, not read, someone say?
Have you had situation that is just like from movies?
Do you say ‘yes’ too often when you really want to say ‘no’? Why?
What do I need to change about myself?
Is it more important to love or be loved?
How many of my friends would I trust with my life?
Do you really listen when people talk to you?
What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?
Based on your current day-to-day life, what do you expect to achieve in 5 years from now?
Do the people in your life bring the best out of you?
How often do you make excuses?
How often do you break your promises?
How would you want people to describe you in three words?
Will you raise your children the way you were raised?
Rafael Nadal wins the 2017 French Open; pulling free of his 14 Slam tie with Pete Samprass to bring his Grand Slam total to 15, becoming the 2nd Greatest Of All Time second only to his long rival, Roger Federer; 5 years his senior.
Because where Roger Federer goes, Rafael Nadal is never far behind. ❤
A week dedicated to the future Pirate King and The World’s Greatest Swordsman, otherwise it’s Zolu week!
Its that time of year again: summer is in full swing, Zolu is going to be appreciated. You guessed it, its once more time for Zolu week. These past couple of years have contributed some great pieces to the fandom, so here’s round three!
This year its from July 11th to July 17th, Let’s give it our all to appreciate these two and their relationship, be it platonic, romantic, or the like! This year we’re making it a blend of AUs as well as regular prompts. (If you don’t make it an AU that’s okay too!)
July 11th: Fantasy AU
July 12th Modern AU
July 13th Soulmate AU
July 14thFree Space
July 15th Sunshine
July 16th Pain
July 17th Dance
You can make anything, as long as it’s self made! Wanna take cute pics in cosplay? That counts! Wanna make a theory around the prompt! Love it!! Just make sure it’s done by YOU, and tag your entries (within the first five tags!) as #zoluweek, #zolu week, or #zolu2k17 and specify the day you’re doing!
Feel free to submit late, we’ll still catch it and tag appropriately, but try to get it in on time if you can!!
For the free space day that means anything goes (so long as it’s not against our rules). Meaning if you want to revisit an old prompt? Go ahead! Had this Zolu idea rattling around in your head? That’s fine! Want to have them playing BINGO because that has a free space? Neato! It’s your day, be creative!
Please place anything NSFW under a cut, or tag it as such! As always tag any warnings you feel appropriate, better to be overly tagged than under tagged!
91 years ago was the greatest icon of all time. I just have to thank this woman for everything she was, a wonderful actress, a wonderful person, a strong woman who never let herself be struck by any man. happy birthday my baby ♡
Funny how the universe
always finds a way of healing wounds and one of its greatest band-aids is time.
Three Years Later, New York City…
The scent of the air was definitely different,
but the energy of New York is a different break from Seoul. You dragged your
small suitcase behind you and searched for a familiar face in the sea of people
who were also waiting for the other arrivals. You spot a petite figure holding
up a cute card with your name on it.
She waves happily, “언니!”
You wave back and approached her with light
steps. “Dachi! Long time no see!” You give her a one-armed hug which
she returned gleefully.
“Ah, you’re really here! Feels like
yesterday when we were overthinking this whole trip.” She laughed as
she expertly led you through the airport. “You have to tell me everything!
Aren’t you starving? Wanna grab a quick bite first or should we go straight
where your boyfriend is?”
“He can wait. I need some food in my
system.” You chuckled, while you did miss him, food comes first.
“So… How’s New York? You look like you’ve adjusted pretty well over the
Dachi shrugs pompously and you ruffle her hair.
“I’m still me but if it weren’t for your English lessons, I would’ve
evaporated.” She hails a cab and you quickly give directions to your
boyfriend’s shared flat where you will be staying for the next two weeks.
“There’s a really great pizza place near the flat. You should eat nothing
but New York pizza today. I’ll treat you!”
You laugh and look out the window, suddenly
recalling how your strange friendship with Dachi began. After the whole ruckus,
Dachi had gone back to school and established her fame as a genius pianist in
the university and Jin, being the nosey pants that he was, assigned you to cover
Dachi’s story for one of his final student council projects. You learned then
that she was just young and prone to stupidity and that you were being petty
for harboring a grudge against a person who only loved to the point of
Apologies were made, introductions were properly
redone and the rest was history.
You were so lost in the memories that you hadn’t
noticed that you’ve arrived.
“You have a key, right?” Dachi asked
as you two ascended the stairs. She left you to grab something in her flat
which was only two floors above your boyfriend’s.
You took in the idyllic room, remembering his
strict instructions not to open the blue door on the right because that was his
roommate’s room and go to the white one on the other side instead. Twisting the
door open, you smiled at the immediate sight that greeted you. The room was
simple and bright, much like his personality. On the bed was a bear wearing
your shirt and a bouquet of peonies.
You set your bags in a corner and went to his
desk,. Finally recognizing the background, as you stood by it, that you’ve seen
through countless video calls. Framed pictures of your selcas with him and that
one artsy shot of you looking at each other taken by Hoseok’s girlfriend. You
invited yourself over to the bed and took out the card from the peonies.
‘Ah… I have to say something
romantic, but I want to see you as soon as possible, so get out of the house
now.’ It said and you laughed like a lunatic.
“Y/N-unnie, let’s go! We’re
going to be late.” Dachi’s voice rang through the apartment and you immediately
grabbed your carry-on bag to meet her in the hallway. You linked your arms with
her as you descended into the streets of downtown New York once more and though
Dachi frowned at your choice of pizza, she chatted animatedly about her life in
New York and her stint as a pianist for the New York City Ballet Orchestra as
you both walked towards your next destination.
“Oh, by the way, Yoongi sends his regards. I guess it’s his
way of saying, ‘Hi, I’m fine. Hope you’re doing okay.’” You cut through her
story about missing japchae and k-pop. You saw how she tried to hide the blush
that crept on her cheek. It was undeniable that she was still crushing on
Yoongi after all these time.
“D-Did he really say that?” she sputtered out as you crossed
at an intersection.
“Gosh, you’re so cute.” You remarked and she shot you a look
before you finally said, “Yes! He’s sending his regards, but I hope you don’t
get your hopes up ‘coz he’s dating someone.”
“Wh-Who said I was getting my hopes up?” she huffed and let
go of your arm pretending to be mad as she walked ahead of you.
You rolled your eyes and chuckled under your breath, pulling
out your phone to send a quick text when you bumped into someone, briefly
losing your balance until the other person steadied you.
“Y/N?” His deep voice was as alluring as he tried to meet
“Namjoon! What a coincidence, I was just about to text you.”
You both exchanged a friendly embrace before pulling away to take in each other’s
appearance. He was in a dapper suit with his signature glasses and sleeked back
hair. “You look great!”
“Really?” He averted your gaze easily, the way he always did
when he received compliments, and flashed you a dimpled smile when he
recovered. “Thanks, so do you! It’s great to see you here in New York, Y/N and
congratulations on landing that job by the way, I knew you’d get it.”
“I wouldn’t have gotten it without your help, Joonie.” You laughed,
the old nickname immediately surfacing without a hint of awkwardness.
“What help? It was pure coincidence, but makes me think how small
the world is. When my girlfriend saw your resume, she simply asked me out of
chance and how can I not put in a good word for you after everything we’ve been
through?” he shrugged, taking a sip out of a coffee cup that he’s been holding.
“You mean how I slaved under your office during senior year,
Mr. President? You know what, looking back, you do owe me a few things.” You teased
and he easily snickered along. “Anyway, let’s catch up soon? I’ll be going to
the company to sign a few papers on Monday anyway.”
“Yeah, sure! Just let me know. I’m busy with transferring to
the new firm and all that, but I can make time.”
“Okay, see you around.” You passed by each other, but when
you were a few paces ahead, you turned around and called, “Hey, Attorney Kim!”
He turned to look at you with an amused smile at his
newfound nickname, “I’m not an attorney yet!”
“You will be!” you held up your best ‘fighting’ pose and he
shook his head in embarrassment. When he already pivoted on his way, you said
in the sincerest manner, “Thank you for being my friend, Namjoon-ah.”
Suddenly, you felt Dachi grab your elbow and drag you in the
opposite direction, “Let’s go! You’re so slow.”
In a matter of moments, moments that didn’t prepare you at
all for the sudden influx of emotions, you were sitting in front of a stage where
hours later, a huge winter gala will be held. Dachi winked at you and beamed as
she sat on the piano bench. The lights dimmed and the music played for the rehearsal
of one of New York’s finest dance companies. Your heart was drumming a faster
rhythm than the piano accompaniment and your fingers were twitching in
anticipation until finally, you saw him.
With his silver hair and fair skin, his dainty fingers… all
clad in black as he flew onstage where he always felt like a thousand miles
away and yet, you knew that’s exactly where he belongs. He didn’t belong to
you, he never did. You were someone whose hands he held along the way and when
the time came, you were the first to set him free.
And yet there you were because you said you can wait. When
the music came to an end, he didn’t even spare a second and jumped off the
stage, barefoot and short of breaths. He closed the distance between you in
three, easy strides and gathered you in his arms to kiss you. You tried to meet
him halfway, launching yourself towards him and wrapped him tight in your
His kiss was as sweet as that first drunken night years ago
and your veins sung for his name as you both inhaled each other’s scent.
Park Jimin, Park Jimin, Park Jimin… your head went
completely white and only his passion-colored name was imprinted in your
thoughts as he kissed you deeper, his tongue caressing yours in an urgent
manner. He would not have pulled away if the dance company and the orchestra
hadn’t started applauding. Most of them hollering in disbelief at how cute,
bubbly Jimin was locking lips with a girl they’ve never met before.
Goosebumps covered your arms when his eyes met yours. “Hi.” He
barely said in his sweet tone before he went in for another kiss. “Y/N, my Y/N,
you’re here.” He chanted against the crook of your neck as held you close. “I
missed you so, so much. I can’t believe you’re finally here with me.”
You could tell from the way his voice cracked that he was
close to tears while you were already shedding them. “You’re so clingy. We just
haven’t seen each other for one and a half year…” You muttered against his
chest. “…one and a half year that felt like it was 10.”
“I know, finally.” He kissed you again then kissed your
forehead. “Finally, I’m right where I belong.”
“Here in this hall?”
“No, with you.” You laughed at his cheesy remark, but your
heart swelled at the thought that he was longing for you as much as you were
longing for him. “You’re home, my own personal home.”
“Welcome home, then, love.” You smiled and he wiped your
And when the lights, the music, the glitter and the noise of
New York City died down that night, you only listened to the sound of each
other’s heart as you lay in bed, skin to skin, lips to lips.
You chose a path and you were glad that it led to that one
exact moment in the lifetime of moments you wish to share with Jimin.
End of Epilogue.
Summary: It’s the number one rule: you should never fall in love with your best friend or worse, Min Yoongi. With love in the equation, it becomes much difficult to find the right answer. Is it really true that you can’t choose who you fall in love with?
a/n: Hey lifetime of moments anon, I finally used your
phrase! Lol here’s the epilogue I had the idea to make it longer and more
comprehensive, but I guess this captured what I wanted to tell. Not my best to be honest, but… ah, I don’t
have excuses. byeeeee
Of course, everyone thinks of this as the greatest plot twist of all time and completely unexpected, but McGonagall taught for years. Can you imagine how many times she used this tactic on James? Sirius? Remus? Hell, even Lily probably had a biscuit with McGonagall at least once. Things like this make me remember that Minerva McGonagall was not only a professor, not even only a Head of House or Deputy Headmistress. She was a second mother, someone who saw these kids more through the ages of eleven through seventeen than their own parents.
Can you imagine her taking on the struggles of a hundred odd kids? Keeping track of who had issues at home, who just had a break up, getting messages from the house elves that there’d been a girl in the kitchens every night for the past week stress eating?
Obviously, when Sirius ran away, McGonagall knew she had to protect him from his family, and probably had tea with him a least once just to check up on things. James definitely went to her all the time at the beginning of the war to tell her how scared he was for Lily the muggleborn and Remus the werewolf and Peter who wasn’t a fighter and Sirius who was too much of one. She noticed when Lily stopped sending letters to Petunia and she definitely noticed when that garish wedding invitation arrived and Lily left the Great Hall in tears because, she later found out after confiscating a note between Dorcas and Alice, it said she was only invited because her mum wanted her there. Remus, I bet, had monthly visits, right before the full moon, and she would help him with subjects he didn’t quite understand so he could keep his good school record.
She met with James right after he and Lily got together and pulled out her favorite, special occasion biscuits to celebrate. She brought a box to their wedding, too, and they both recognized them and laughed, because Lily had had the same meeting the day after James.
Minerva McGonagall’s biscuits and her strange changes of emotion halfway through a conversation were the backbone of many a Hogwarts student, and I like to think that she set up a system, purely accidentally, of sending boxes of biscuits to former students who needed them, and receiving boxes from former students who were thankful she had them when they, in turn, needed them. I like to think that she had a drawer in her office full of biscuits she never asked for but always received, and occasionally when she read the newspaper, she would reach into the drawer, tie a box up with some ribbon and a short note, and send it off. Minerva McGonnagall building a support system through biscuits for students who needed it, inside and outside school, is a favorite headcanon of mine. And Minerva McGonagall seeing the need for support and doing the best she can to provide it is not only a headcanon, but the truth.
Man Rick and Morty knocked it out of the park with A Rickle In Time, with it’s rapid fire dialogue impecable pacing and terrific characterization even little subtle hints at past episodes. Coupled with wonderfully creative animation and a magnificent story.
Truly this was a great episode, and I loved every minute