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It’s been 10 years since we first started taking the Hobbits to Isengard. I mean, it’s been way longer - the Hobbits could have fucking walked there, back again, managed to get served several times at the downstairs bar in Doggett’s and got a Southeastern train service all the way to Charing Cross since Tolkien put pen to page. But (and believe me, this is deeply unusual for me) let’s put J R R aside in this.

Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is kind of… well, both too faithful (total lack of critical interrogation of Tolkien’s absolutely awful concepts around race, gender, etc.) and not faithful enough in that it appeared to miss all the points your correspondent’s teenage self managed to find in the series. Specifically, where Lord of the Rings is an obsessively detailed but ultimately quite modest and traumatised epic, a huge amount of which is two small, starving creatures crawling around in mud having moral dilemmas. The Jackson films take themselves as seriously and grandly as the books came to be and as I suspect their author probably never did.

Taking the Hobbits to Isengard, on the other hand, is a pure and perfect work and I will hear no ill spoken of it else ye never receive a pint in a round bought by me again. 

It takes as its base the Hovis-theme-ripping-off music from The Shire - the small-worlded part of the films, before any grandeur is truly injected into the bloated beastie that is the trilogy. The Hobbiton theme is supposed to be homely, reassuring, quaint - like anything that succeeds at that, it sounds fucking amazing played on an airhorn.

The simplicity of the Shire’s theme is what allows it to so naturally accept the kitchen-sink style auditory ornamentation that is ‘a donk’. A classic staple of rave, it needs no introduction even in a world as apparently dislocated from two WKDs and a honk on some poppers as the miruvor-quaffing pipeweed fiends we see here.

As a lyrical piece, Taking The Hobbits is discursive - like many of the very best pieces of pop. One only has to consider the sweet, sweet tension of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain or Brandy and Monica’s iconic The Boy Is Mine to recognise that dialogous pop is, when it works, a particularly sublime genre.

It doesn’t matter that the lines are, ostensibly, orphaned from their original place in the script - from the eponymous ejaculation to Gollum’s hissed What did u say??? they’re all perfectly addressing each other in the sort of gloriously confused cacophony usually reserved for a misunderstanding-based brawl outside a kebab shop at 3am. 

I remember the first time I heard Taking The Hobbits To Isengard. It was quite a momentous occasion because I still had dial up, so it took roughly the length of a decent pop song to load and it was very difficult to tell if it was deliberate or a bandwidth-related glitch remix for at least 30 torturously disrupted seconds. I’d imagined it would be a fairly quick joke - most internet video based things were, at the time, but no; a fully fledged song. That just kept going. 

The initial air horns! These are funny, yes because we remember them as the Shire theme, which isn’t even the music for this bit. The stuttering sample of the original line! Which sustains itself as Sheffield Dave-style shout out far better than it should, given it’s old seriousface Elf ears himself yelling off a horse. 

(In retrospect, should have equated that with Sheffield Dave earlier)

Then there’s …polka bit. Few pop songs manage to maintain a polka interlude - Bohemian Rhapsody springs to mind but Taking the Hobbits To Isengard manages to repeatedly insert it without losing coherency around its original rave premise. If you don’t think ‘Tell me where is Gandalf, for I much desire to speak with him’ delivered over a little eurodance handbag bit is not both extremely funny and excellent pop, I can’t help you. 

Taking The Hobbits To Isengard would score reasonably at Eurovision. Not because Eurovision is actually the home of comedy trash but because if France (and it would probably have to be France in order for the Elven analogues to take themselves seriously enough) scooted in on an artpop platform and wanged loads of fucking airhorns round the stadium it would be entirely in keeping with European sensibilities of solemnly considering the totally whimsical due to our inherent reservedness about experiencing joy.

(The slightly older and wiser part of me has to question the repeated use of Gollum’s ‘stupid, fat, Hobbits’ which makes sense in the context of what he is but isn’t inherently funny, unlike a context-dislocated, bass-intoned ‘A Balrog of Morgoth’)

The great thing about Taking The Hobbits To Isengard is it actually gets funnier the more it goes on. Like Star Trekkin it not only sets out to commit to a fairly one-note premise but to hammer that note until it falls out through the piano and becomes a transcendent free agent, cascading through the strings. 

It takes a premise; that the Lord of the Rings films, in their overblown format, are very, very silly and runs with it extremely, deadly seriously. This is the core of not all but a fairly substantial chunk of really good pop, as well as an excellent manual for life. All things are here - a manic sense of imminent implosion, troubling past associated with racist ideologies, handcarts, hell, what did u say???

Very seriously; Taking The Hobbits To Isengard is a superb piece of fan work and it has substantially enriched my life to listen to it on loop for the past 45 minutes whilst watching a parliamentary debate on mute. Creators of this piece: thank.

the taste of crimson | M

Contains: smut, angst {mafia!au}

Warnings: violence, death/murder

Words: 11,236

Summary: When the leader of mafia finds himself being blackmailed by his old colleague, Hoseok discovers that his problems can be quickly taken care by a cold blooded killer ー you. 

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A/N: this has been sitting on my drafts for like two weeks and I finally managed to finish it. This will probably be one of my last fics for a while, since my classes start again very soon, so I hope you guys like it <3

The man looked down at the folded piece of paper resting on the wooden table. Around him, the afternoon had already dripped into a cloudy autumn night, the buzzing of people coming in and out of the restaurant sounding muffled to his ears. The odor of the place was pleasant ー perhaps vanilla, with a vague hint of alcohol ー something that combined perfectly with the warm indoors atmosphere. Sitting on the opposite side, Min Yoongi waited with crossed arms, his obsidian hair falling over his attentive eyes.

“Is she any good?” Hoseok questioned, staring back at his companion.

Yoongi paused for a second, but did not look surprised. “The best in the business.”

“I’ve never heard of her,” he said, fingers reaching for his half-empty wine glass. The ruby liquid contrasted against his caramel skin, glowing under the dim lights of the establishment.

“That’s enough indication that she knows what she’s doing,” the other man said promptly, almost as if he was expecting such claim. He raised an eyebrow, signs of impatience gleaming in his irises. “Do you want it or not?”

Resting his glass back on the surface, Jung Hoseok closed his lips, thinking for an instant. He had ran over this subject for a long time now, but it still felt a bit strange to him: not the action itself, but who it would be applied to. It was not as if he was unfamiliar with paid assassins, but he was at least a bit reluctant to send one after his former friend.

Hoseok never thought he’d be victim of blackmail. He was careful, very careful; but, someway, it was not enough. At some point, the empire he had built for himself was being crushed beneath his feet, running like thin san in between his fingers; all that in the form of a wolf who hid inside a sheep’s clothing, who grew close to him just to dive into his secrets. Kim Taehyung, V ー whatever the name he went by, he was not the one to be trusted. And Hoseok learned that in the worst way possible.

Breaking free from his uncharacteristic hesitation, the man reached forward, taking the paper. Instead of unfolding it, he immediately hid it inside the pocket of his dark suit, looking around to be sure no curious eyes were on him. “How does it work?”

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Top 6 Apps for Learning Mandarin Chinese

Last summer, while I was supposed to be studying French intensively, I accidentally started studying Mandarin instead. These things happen! The best thing about Mandarin compared to some other languages I’ve studied (specifically Persian and Korean) is that there are a huge number of resources available to help learners, including a lot of very well-designed apps. After months of obsessively checking the iTunes store for the best apps and trying them out, these are my favorite six (plus a few more worth mentioning). They appear in ascending order from my least favorite to my most favorite.

Worth mentioning: A couple of apps not included on this list but worth mentioning are Pleco and Skritter. 

Pleco is a highly-regarded Chinese dictionary. I have it on my phone and do use it, but I left it off the list because I prefer another (#6 on this list). Since I’m still very much a beginner, a thorough dictionary isn’t quite so important to me right now. However, it seems like every advanced student of Mandarin recommends this app, so I had to include it.

Skritter is another app that’s highly regarded among serious students. I believe it focuses on helping with character recognition and writing. It has a subscription service that is a bit expensive, which is why I’ve never tried it; however, everyone seems to rave about it. If you’re a serious student, you should definitely look into it.

Also, I recommend downloading some Chinese-language apps designed for preschoolers. I found several of them online in the iTunes store, and a lot of them include short stories with simple words, practice with basic characters, etc. Using these apps gives you some immersive listening practice, which is fun. They can be kind of hit and miss, so I recommend downloading all you can find and seeing what you can figure out and what you like. They won’t replace any of the apps below, but they still serve a purpose.

6. WCC Dictionary This is the dictionary I use instead of Pleco. I like it primarily because of its beautiful design (something Pleco doesn’t really have). This app is mainly a dictionary, but it offers a lot more than that. For example, it has a character scanner (so you can look up words you find in books by taking a picture of the character). It also has a “story library” with a few simple books to read (with Pinyin, the characters, an English translation, and the ability to listen to the story being read). Characters are color coded if you use that as a device to help you with tones. It has a flashcard program with pre-created word lists, extensive example sentences, a section on radicals with example words, and stroke order animations. It also offers a “character of the day” and daily “homework” to motivate you to use what you learn. The dictionary itself is free, but there’s a lot of content that you have to pay to unlock, although there’s also a way to buy the content using “coins” that you earn through using the app.

5. Mindsnacks Mandarin A lot of you are already familiar with the Mindsnacks app because it’s offered for a lot of different languages (and a few school subjects like geography). This app uses games to teach Mandarin, mostly focusing on vocabulary (not grammar or sentence construction). It’s a bit limited, but it can be a really fun way to learn. After a while, the games start to feel repetitive and can get boring, but the app also has you move through levels (which allow you to unlock new games) and uses other incentives to keep you playing. The audio is an actual human, too, which is a big benefit since many apps and programs rely on Google Translate robot voices. This is a paid app, which could be a drawback.

4. FluentU This app is the reason I started learning Mandarin in the first place. I tried using it for French, but I felt like my French was too advanced to gain much from it. Even though there were advanced-level videos with vocabulary I didn’t know, FluentU doesn’t do a good job of adapting to your level and guessing which words will give you trouble. That’s perfectly fine for a beginner, though, since every word will probably give you trouble, which is why I used it for Mandarin. I think the makers of FluentU are Chinese speakers, and they seem to have focused more on Mandarin in their app. They have a built-in course you can follow, using videos they made themselves for teaching the language. The videos are pretty good, and you will feel like you’re learning a lot. There are also a lot of other videos if you want to branch out, including some catchy songs and clips from commercials or TV shows. The built-in flashcard system is a good way to review, but there’s no way to adjust their algorithms, so you might end up reviewing the same words way too often. I stopped using the program when I had 400+ words to review every day, and I just couldn’t keep up and continue advancing. This app is also very limited in the free version, and the paid subscription is VERY pricey, in my opinion, especially considering that there are other apps out there that offer more features. All of the videos are on YouTube anyway, so you can still use them to learn as you advance (or if you have a friend who can help you). I recommend this app if you want to pay for one month and use it to study intensively and advance quickly. That’s what I did, and I think it helped me out a lot.

3. ChineseSkill This is the first app that was designed to be a “Duolingo for Mandarin,” and it has a lot of great features. There’s the typical “tree” like in Duolingo, where you advance through different lessons one by one. It teaches character recognition, pronunciation, and grammar. The lessons can be really challenging for a beginner (sometimes too challenging, I thought), but it covers a lot of material. I’m not completely happy with the order in which lessons are taught (for example, there’s a lesson on shapes near the beginning that has you learn words like “triangle,” which seemed unimportant to me). The other drawback is there isn’t an easy way to review what you’ve learned (like on Duolingo when your gold-level lessons start to fade). It’s possible, but not super easy to access. Other interesting features include a tone game, a pinyin chart, a “survival kit” that’s like a travel phrasebook, and practice with stroke order. Also, this app is 100% free, which is amazing! I definitely recommend this app.

2. Social Language This app is really different from the others and is probably the most useful if you believe in speaking a language as soon as possible. I don’t think a lot of English speakers know about it because it seems to be marketed mostly to Chinese speakers. It’s a bit hard to explain, but I’ll try my best: basically, there’s a tree like you have for Duolingo, but the exercises are all to improve your speaking and pronunciation. You work through the lessons, and Chinese-speaking users rate and comment on your recordings. They can even leave voice messages to help you improve. You can do the same for them (in fact, you have to if you want to unlock higher levels). That alone makes the app worth downloading, but even better is that it includes a CHAT FEATURE that makes it very easy to interact with native speakers. You can see the profiles of hundreds of Chinese speakers who are online at any given time of day, and you can send a text or voice message to them and later add them to your friends’ list. What’s more,the ratio of Chinese to English speakers heavily favors English speakers. You will find hundreds of Chinese speakers eager to practice their English, and often you will be one of only a handful of English speakers on the app, meaning you have instant access to a chat partner any time of day or night. Have a question about your homework, something you read, or a phrase you don’t know how to pronounce? Instant, free tutoring is available 24/7 on this app, which is also FREE! I met some really nice people here without the pressure of a more formal language exchange. You can have a casual conversation any time you want, and it’s like text messaging so there’s less pressure if you’re shy about speaking Chinese. The only drawback is the same as with all language exchanges, which is that it’s sometimes difficult to balance the two languages. Also, I had problems with sending voice messages in chat, which can be frustrating. Overall, though, I’d say Social Language is a must-have.

1. HelloChinese This app didn’t exist last summer when I was looking for a Mandarin version of Duolingo, but I discovered it last week and fell in love with it. It actually has fewer features than ChineseSkill, but the pacing seems much better, and it focuses more heavily on pronunciation (though the speech recognition software isn’t perfect and you will sometimes need to skip a speaking question just to keep moving forward). It comes with some good grammar explanations and a really basic flashcard program for review. Honestly, I feel bad for rating it higher than ChineseSkill since ChineseSkill has been around longer and offers a lot more features, but I feel like HelloChinese just makes more sense and is easier to stick with than ChineseSkill. Like ChineseSkill, it’s also 100% free! I consider HelloChinese to be my “core” app for casual study, with the other apps acting as supplements. If you’re a more serious student, HelloChinese might not be your #1 pick, but it’s great for beginners who like the structure of an app like DuoLingo.

A Real Father

Request: Hey boo, if it’s not too much trouble and/or when you have time do you think you could do a Steve x Reader where the reader is a single mom to a young kid and basically sees Steve as their dad and when their biological dad tries to come around Steve is NOT HAVING IT? I could see Steve shutting that shit down for real… Thanks for your consideration! Xoxoxo @overlordred

A/N: “Sorry this went on a little longer than I intended.”

You sat on the sofa braiding your daughter’s hair while you watched a movie. She was content flipping through the pages of her picture book. She spent the entire day running around the park with Steve and she was tired but trying to fight it. As you combed through a section she broke the mutual quiet with a soft question.

“Is Daddy coming over later?” her voice was small and light as if she had been thinking the question for a very long time to no avail and now was trying to downplay her interest.

“I don’t know, he said he had some work stuff to do, but you spent all day with him.”

“Yeah, I want to spend even more time!” she exclaimed and you laughed a little.

“Why is that, Kira?”

“Because he’s lots of fun.”

“Steve is lots of fun, huh?”

“You guys are getting married, right?”

“Yeah, next year,” you answered.

“Will we move in with him then?”

“Yeah, we’ll be closer to your school,” you answered. She was quiet again, satisfied with the answers to her questions. Steve was a great a guy but he was not Kira’s biological father. You met him a while ago, back when you were pregnant with Kira and going through hell with her actual  father. The two of you met through Sam. He came by your place asking for somewhere to stay when his apartment was obliterated by some villain. He came with Captain America. You were quick to become friends with Steve, and after Kira was born and your previous relationship was all the way over, you let him take you out for a few dates. That proved to be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. He was always respectful towards you and your baby, never keeping you out too late and even planning dates that Kira could come along on. Steve Rogers wasn’t hard to fall in love with by any means.

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Two Ghosts

Summary: You and Bucky realize your relationship is not what it used to be, it doesn’t feel right anymore.

A/N: Got this idea from Two Ghosts by Harry Styles. Been listening to his album non stop, it’s a masterpiece. Just got inspiration from this song. Now there are lyrics in the middle of the fic, I didn’t take every little word into account but… hope you like it. This is the one and only part for this imagine. I just felt the need to write this. I was having a bad day, feeling sad for no specific reason and just needed a good cry. Decided to write something angsty, it worked.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Words: 2,713

Warning: ANGST, ANGST, ANGST



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I am reviewing the song Carolina from HS1 tomorrow night but this was fresh in my mind and I wanted to get it out before I lost the thought process (and also because I’m bored). I would like to weigh in on the story and controversy that’s been circling about this particular song. No, I’m not talking about the drugs debate (though that will be mentioned). I am referring to the girl that this song is supposedly written about.

This particular story is an absolute mess and, as many people (including his diehard fans) have been pointing out - there is something about it that simply does not add up and I’ve been trying to process it. 

Here’s the general story:

So, Harry Styles met this girl. How, when, and where he met her; we have no idea. At least I have no knowledge of these facts. That’s not important. The important thing is that he met this girl and she made some sort of impression on him. Something that he obviously liked.

Skipping forward months or years to when he begins work on his first solo album: Harry Styles decides to write a song about this girl and put it in the track list. 

This is something that this girl has absolutely no knowledge of. Harry Styles, himself, has admitted that in multiple interviews.

Apple Music Documentary: 

I: Does she know a songs been written about her?

H: She does not. 


Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

N: Do they know it’s about them or did they just put, like, on the telly…

H: They do now, yeah. 

…..

N: So, you didn’t say, “By the way, I’ve written this massive song for you?”

H: No. 

N: You don’t tell people.

H: No.

N: It’s just a surprise. So, someone could be listening today whose not heard the album and say, “Hang on, that’s about me!”

H: Potentially. 

Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing to write a song about someone specific. Everybody does it. Many people wouldn’t be able to write successfully if they didn’t. However, I’ll get to why this raises a few eyebrows in this particular case in a second.

I get the feeling that this was supposed to come off as relatively cute because there was another section of the story that has more or less been forgotten about now. Supposedly Harry wanted to see this girl again. He’d forgotten her name and had no way of knowing how to contact her. This could lead people to believe that this was potentially leading up to a cute, romantic relationship reveal. Again, I’ll get to why this is weird in a second.

Going back to the song; anybody would be absolutely flattered that someone had written a song about them. This is Harry fricken Styles and he has written a song about her. However, the circumstances under which this girl found out were less than ideal.

Her father was the one who put the pieces together after Harry Styles had performed the song live on the Today Show. 

How do we know that she found out through her father? Harry Styles told Nick Grimshaw live on Radio 1 the day that his album released. 

Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

H: The person who it’s about, I found out how they found out it was on there, and their dad watches the Today Show and he, like, left her a voicemail saying “Um, I think he just sang a song about you on the TV.

This is also where we reach our first glitch in this story:

Remember that part I mentioned earlier where it was presumed that Harry Styles had forgotten her name and had no way of contacting her but wanted to get in touch with her again? 

The lyrics even claim I met her once and wrote a song about her. 

Well, we have multiple pieces of evidence that can prove that these two have kept in touch with each other since they met. How do we know this?

1. The obvious fact that Harry Styles knows how she found out that the song was about her. From the way that he tells that story, you could easily assume that she was the one who told him in the first place.

2. In his Apple Music Documentary, Harry Styles was asked specifically if he had ever seen this girl since he’d met her. 

Apple Music Documentary

I: Have you seen the girl since?

H: I have. 

From those two slips in the story, we can easily assume that these two people have been in some kind of communication since they met.

It gets worse…this goes on to the be the only song that Harry Styles has ever, EVER been open and honest about in the entirety of his career. Even his diehard fans have found this odd. If you’re a fan of Harry Styles, you know that he has never once openly discussed what a song is about or it’s backstory. 

Where is the evidence that he’s been open about this song? Take a look at any interview in which he is asked about ‘Carolina.’ There is no hesitation in his answers.

Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw 6/12/2017

N: Now, is this about a specific person, this song?

H: Uh, yeah. 

N: Are they from Carolina, I’m guessing?

H: Yeah. 

…..

N: Who’s it about then?

H: Someone from Carolina, I think… (jokingly)


H: But her name is it in so…I’m a bit…fucked with that one.

This leads Harry Styles fans on this frantic search to figure out who this girl is. Not that it’s any of their business but I don’t want to get into that…

Anyway, it turns out that this particular song has enough personal information in it in order for Harry Styles fan base to figure out exactly who this girl is.

Do you remember these pictures? That is supposedly her. How did the fans figure this out? I have no idea. They’re geniuses.  

Hold on though, that’s not even the best part. She was practically laid out on a silver platter for the fans to find. The only way that the fans were able to find this girl and know for a fact that she was indeed the one is solely because she is followed by an Azoff on multiple social media accounts.

Speaking of social media, as soon as this manhunt begins, she immediately puts all of her social media accounts on private. Though, I would argue that she waited for the fans to find her before she did.

So, what exactly is happening here? At first, I thought that it might have been a pure publicity stunt. There was a theory going around that this particular song was about cocaine. Perhaps Harry’s team wanted to debunk that rumor without words (even though he’s going for a rock n roll image…) but also give him as much publicity as possible. However, that theory changed when the girl was discovered and completely debunked when she made her accounts private.

No matter what version of the story you believe or how you believe it happened, it is very unmistakably obvious that this particular girl is being used for publicity reasons. It paints Harry Styles in a very bad light when you also consider the fact that every version of the story has him claiming that she had no knowledge of what was about to happen. In other words, they did this without so much of a warning to her or her consent.

Now…that’s not to say that she couldn’t be involved. She very well could be. After all, Harry Styles slipped up a few times and practically revealed that they have kept in touch. I could be wrong but I honestly do not understand how else he would have found out the story about her father. If he hasn’t kept in touch with her, somebody has. 

Either way you decide look at it, she’s being used for publicity. Whether she knew it was going to happen or not is an entirely different argument or a different day. Also, either way you look at it, there will be multiple points that do not completely line up with each other. A classic example of two truths and a lie because a lie is best hidden between two truths. Which part is truth and which part is lie, we will probably never know. However, based off of her general social media reaction, it is my belief that she had no knowledge of what was about to take place and if, she had any knowledge of how vicious the 1D fanbase can be, she was very smart to make herself private early on.  

There have also been rumors that Carolina will most likely be the next single from the album. This, however, would paint Harry Styles in a very bad light once again. He already has a potential girlfriend in the media (Tess), some people believe he has something going on behind the scenes with Mitch (his lead guitarist), AND there are rumors going around that he’s having a baby or has had a baby with an ex-girlfriend because of the song Kiwi. Now, they wanted to add this ‘Carolina’ girl into the mix?

Good luck getting rid of that womanizer image now, Harry Styles. If that’s even what you want…

Over and out.

10 pieces under 10 minutes

If you follow my blog, you know that I love classical music and music history [and let’s face it, you probably do too]. But when people who want to get into the genre ask me for recommendations, I don’t know what to choose. The problem is the sheer AMOUNT of music out there…we’re talking hundreds of years worth of music to go through…so I decided to narrow down a list of ten pieces I’d recommend to anyone who’s new to classical and wants to explore more. Also, because time length was a major factor when I started out listening, I’ll keep the pieces relatively short, and I’ll try to pick music for different ensembles, from different time periods, and for different moods. This list is directed to complete newcomers to the genre, so if you’re into classical and want to read this, don’t get too concerned about the different titles and what they mean yet [i.e. you don’t need to know what makes a sonata a sonata in order to enjoy it], check out whichever of the pieces in the list stand out to you. If you like them and want more recommendations, you could always message me. My list of 10 pieces under 10 minutes:

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Aimless - Tenacious Part 3 (13.4k)

Guys it’s actually here im dying and this took me a whole week okay pls reblog or somethin’. Give me some slack for making them bigger and better each time pls. Some smut, mild angst, adventure, and swearing and robbing and hurting ppl ok? That’s the warning. This is a moving gif fic, where I incorporate gifs of a song into this. That song will be Run. 

**SOME GIFS DON’T WORK**

The crew and you rove throughout the town’s and cities, causing havoc while occurrences of inner turmoil from the youngest spouts from the leader’s day’s of ruling their gang to be long overdue.

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warning signs // pcy

Originally posted by foreverxoxoexo

→ mafia!park chanyeol
→ in which two respectively fucked up people found a way to love each other despite the warning signs.
→ word count: 1.7k
pt 1 // pt 2 // pt 3 // pt 4 // pt 5 // pt 6 // pt 7 // pt 8 // pt 9 //
→ song of the chapter: bathroom sink by miranda lambert
→ *not to be a country stan but that songs rlly good and fits (y/n)s situation well so enjoy

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anonymous asked:

Hehey! Can i request a scenario for ten nct? I was thinking about the reader (also an idol from sm) competes in hit the stage and ten is a part of her dance crew? And like they have their partnered dance moments and squeeeee HAHAHAHA fluff fluff and like when she got to the finals she performed a stage just with ten? Wow that was long lol, but thanks a lott!💕

Hit the stage

Ok, I wrote this while I was really tired and it did not turn out as good as I wanted it to so I’m sorry, hope you don’t suffer too much and here it is xD

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Genre: fluff I guess, it’s all over the place

Word count: 1 537

Summary: Chen is playing matchmaker…..


Who was I going to ask for help? This week’s theme for Hit the stage was love and I had no idea who my crew was supposed to be this time because I wanted someone who can dance but I also need someone that I’m comfortable enough to do this with since this is not the regular kind of theme. We would have to be very close to each other during some parts of the dance and there will probably be a lot of touching. In order to do this successfully I will have to be comfortable. I was currently sitting in my dorm room, all the others were out doing schedules I was supposed to be a part of, however since SM wanted me to do good on Hit the stage they just want me to focus on that for the time being. All of a sudden I hear a knock on the door.

“It’s open!” I call out, being too lazy to move from the sofa. The door opened and someone kicked of their shoes and entered the dorm. I looked up and was greeted by my best friend Kim Jongdae also known as EXO’s Chen. He gave me his signature cheshire smile and sat down beside me.

“What’s up?” He asked and gave me his full attention. I shrugged.

“Nothing much, just trying to think of the best dancer that I can do this week’s performance with.”

“What’s the theme?”

“You know I’m not supposed to tell you.” He pouted at me, causing me to emit a laugh.

“You could do it with me, EXO’s dancing machine.” I laughed even more at him. That’s a big reason as to why he was my best friend, he always made me laugh and there was never a dull moment with him.

“In your dreams you dinosaur.” He playfully punched me in the arm for the nickname. What can I say, he kind of looks like a dinosaur, a very cute dinosaur. “No, but I don’t know who I’m supposed to ask, I don’t want to ask someone I’ve already danced with because I want to be the one with a variety of crews but I have to be comfortable with the person for this to be good.” He looked at me a, I could see the wheels turning in his brain and suddenly his eyes lit up as if he just had an idea.

“I know exactly who you should dance with.” I looked at him suspiciously, in these kind of situations it was hard trusting the troll that was my best friend.

“And who is that?” He just shook his head and stood up, pulling me up with him.

“I’m not telling you just yet.” Now it was my time to pout. “You get your cute little but to the practice room.” He patted my bum. “And I’ll bring him there, I don’t think he’s busy right now.” There wasn’t much to do other than trust him and leave for the practice room. There I sat down and started listening through some songs that could fit the kind of dance I wanted to do. Soon enough I heard voices approaching my position and shortly after, Jongdae opened the door followed by someone who had been on the show a year before me; Ten. my eyes widened, why did it have to be him, I told Jongdae that I wanted to be comfortable, not nervous. Ten smiled at me, making me die slightly on the inside.

“Y/N-ah. This is Ten but I’m sure you already knew that. As you know he has both the experience of the show and he can make anyone feel comfortable so you’re all set. I have already explained as much as I know for him so the rest is up to you. I’ll just leave and good luck.” Before he closed the door he shot me a wink and I glared at him, he’s playing matchmaker that little shit.

“So, what’s the week’s theme?” He asked and sat down beside me. I just looked at him with a shocked look.

“Wait, are you saying you’ll do this?” He nodded.

“Of course, It’ll be nice dancing on that stage once again, and I want a chance to win, also I’ve been wanting to dance with you for a while too.” Now I was stunned, he wanted to dance with me specifically? He just grinned at me, knowing what I sentence I was stuck on. “But I need to know what the theme is.” He brought me back to reality.

“Oh, uh it’s love. They’re reusing one of the more interesting themes from last season.” His cheeks were now slightly red, I don’t think he expected that. “Do you still want to do it?”

“Of course I do, we can do this, no problem.” I laughed at how fast he was talking and pulled him down on the floor again since he had stood up in all his haste.

“I have already looked through some songs that fit the concept I want to do.”

We spent the next 30 minutes deciding on the song and the hour after that brainstorming dance moves. The feel of the song is supposed to be cute because both me and Ten can relate to that feeling and it comes naturally to the both of us. We were doing some kind of high school romance so we gathered some other people that were supposed to act as our “friends” in the performance. Ten was supposed to be the guy doing all he possibly can to get the girl, me, but she is stubborn and persistent but in the end she will accept. It will be a kind of push and pull game.

So we started practicing, making up moves as we went and in the end it turned out to be really good. After hours of dancing we were both exhausted and more than ready for sleep. We gathered our stuff and left the room.

“That was awesome, I really look forward to tomorrow.” Ten couldn’t keep the smile from his face as he talked about our dancing. The practice today may have been a bit clumsy but we still haven’t got all the parts down correctly yet. We hugged as we were about to go our separate ways to our individual dorms. I was attacked by my teammates who were trying to get some information out of me but I remained quiet and said that they’d have to wait until the show aired. Then I went to bed.

During the week we practiced harder than ever. And once it was friday Ten and I decided to practice ourselves, without the rest of the crew, for our individual parts. During one of these parts Ten was supposed to grab me by the arm as I tried to walk away and drag me into him, resulting in me wrapping one of my legs around his hips. Every time we did this my heart started racing, every time we were close enough that I could feel his breath on my face, and every time I had to calm myself down when we pulled apart and continued the dance. Another part included him carrying me around the stage, I knew there was going to be touching but this is making me feel things. I think I’m falling for him and that’s not good. Being idols complicates a lot of things, including dating. So I ignored those feelings and tried staying platonic towards him.

“You want to take a break?” Ten asked as the clock ticked closer to seven PM. I nodded and grabbed my water.bottle. “Let’s go buy some coffee or something, we’ll need to be awake if we’re going to continue.” And with that the both of us went outside in the coldness, that also helped waking us up. We were soon back, me both of us with a latte each.

“You really didn’t have to pay for me, honestly.” I said as I drank my coffee.

“Of course, what kind of guy would I be if I didn’t.” I laughed at him. “And also, I count this as a date so.” he looked at me as he drank his coffee and wiggled his eyebrows a bit. I just shook my head at him, knowing better than to contradict him. After the coffee break we practiced until one in the morning.

The next day was the day of the show and Ten and I were unfortunate to go first. We were standing backstage as the hosts talked away with the judges and the contestants.I looked at Ten, all cute in his makeup and outfit. We looked at each other as they introduced our performance and the video of our practices appeared on the big screen. Ten looked at me.

“You know, I heard somewhere that a good luck kiss actually works.” I looked at him with a shocked expression and before I knew it he cupped my face and gave me a long kiss on the lips. When he pulled away he looked at me and smiled. “Let’s do this.”

Let me just say that we won.

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SCANDAL’s RINA; “It’s me RINA” Style Book Translations Part 1 of 5 - MUSIC

Everyone who has gotten this book, thank you so much. I am SCANDAL’s drummer, RINA. The theme of this book is vintage. From music to movies to fashion etc., things that are important to RINA have all been packed within it. It’s a book that’s made from the heart, so I’ll be happy if you all could enjoy it. - Rina

About SCANDAL

‘Youth’ might be a word that’s mostly used when you’re a teenager, but I think that as long I am in this band, my youth will always been continuing. The fact that I can feel this way is probably largely due to the members. For 4 girls to come gathered together, and to always spend our time on such good terms is amazing, and I unintentionally think about it from an audience point of view at times.

About Member

The eldest, HARUNA always takes in everyone’s opinions calmly, and is a leader that judges only at the very end. To have HARUNA in the way that she is rely on me at certain times makes me extremely happy, and I think it’s nice if I could bring some relief to HARUNA. TOMOMI is a person that brings about relaxation and creates breathing space. In midst of a generally straightforward bunch of people, she also tends to throw out the odd curveball once in a while. MAMI is the band’s melody maker. She’s the most important support in terms of our music, and is the person whom widens our possibilities. The members aren’t family or friends, but they are definitely partners for whatever happens. I will support these members for who they are.

About Indies

There are probably endless memories of Osaka, I reckon. When I was a middle school student, and the other members were high school students, the 4 of us gathered together for a camp at a mansion in Osaka during our Summer holidays. We’ll practice in the studio every single day, everyone doing their own thing, then head to baths once practice is finished. We really didn’t have money, so in order to save, we’ll buy from the supermarket, and sometimes wash our clothes all at a go at the coin laundromat. It’s a Summer where be it doing the laundry, eating and living together, we were together. At that time, it was hard but we also enjoyed it. And during our indies period, we then performed street lives at Osaka-jo Park’s Ten-jo street, in front of an empty crowd that we really can’t possibly smile at (laughs). We made hand-written flyers ourselves, and tried performing and singing while dancing. We cracked our brains, wondering what we can do to make people pause in their footsteps, to be able to stand out. I think I’ll never be able to forget those times for as long as I live.

About Major Debut

I was in my 2nd year of high school when we had our major debut, “DOLL”. I was really happy to see that the dream I’d aimed for had come true. It moved me, going to the CD shop and seeing our CDs lined up there. I was so happy I nearly wanted to cry when I saw a plate that said 'SCANDAL’ hung up on the pillar. And right after our debut, we got to appear on music programmes and had many chances to widen our name, which I felt happy about, despite being busy. I can still recall clearly, the days that followed after our debut.

About Girl’s Band

I think that girl bands are the absolute best, and I’m so in love with being a part of it. 'Girls rock’ stands right next to the genre that is 'Rock’, and I think that the time that it can be naturally recognised for itself alone is coming; When it does, it’ll definitely be fun.

About Live

Lives are places where you’re able to see the band’s spirit and true abilities. I think that bands are the coolest when they’re giving lives, and if one doesn’t perform lives, there will surely be parts about them that you can’t understand. From the choice of the venue, to the components that make the live, to being able to convey themselves through MCs, all those make up the band’s spirit. It is lastly also a place where you can display your powers, when you use words and convey what you wish to say to your audience. From now on, I suppose my stance about making lives central of our activities will never change.

About Listeners

They seem different from the members or family, but they also hold a special spot. A relationship between the listener and a band can’t be placed specifically. Whenever I’m writing songs or answering at interviews, the listeners would pop up in my head often. That’s why, I’m always thinking of everyone. From honestly having zero in the audience during our street lives, to tens of thousands of people today, everyone’s presence brings us confidence and praise. For myself, I think I’m probably the type that won’t continue on with the band if we had no listeners. All of our fans are our power.

About Drums

As I thought of 'Wanting to continue on in the band as this member’, it’s been 10 years by the time I realised. I don’t think just by drumming is all of it, and I did it in my own way to a satisfactory point, coupled with fashion and hair and make-up. In response to that, I bet there are those who come for our lives and got to know me (because of everything). I’m glad that I became a drummer on my own terms. The drums aren’t just an instrument that is cool. Not only is it a instrument that girls can play, but there are also all kinds of drummers, and I’ll be glad to be able to know more.

About 10 Years

When the band was made, we were so hell-bent on making it work every single day, that we never had the time to imagine what it’ll be like 10 years later. After our debut, we’d been touring every year, and I always thought how much I’ll like for this to keep continuing on for a long time. In the band’s 10th year since formation, it felt like we’ve hit our very first point. Not only are we feeling the weight of the number “10”, but it also seems that we’ll be doing this for a long time to come.

About Composition

When I am making songs, it’s often that I start from writing the lyrics. When both the lyrics and melody come up in my head at the same time, I’ll make the demo using my synthesizer and electric drums. I’ll connect my electric drums to the synthesizer, and the synthesizer will add on to what I play on the drums, producing data. Afterwards, I’ll add in chords via the keyboard for the guitar and bass, then send my complete song demo to the members. When the melody doesn’t come, I’ll send my lyrics to MAMI. We’ll talk about it, and I’ll then leave the melody in her hands. Often, when it hits, I’ll make a memo of it to go back to later, and when I think 'Seems like it’ll come to me tonight’, I’ll write a song. When it feels like I can do it, I’ll gradually be able to. How many times that has happened…is a secret (laughs).

About Overseas

Whenever we go overseas to all sorts of countries, I am both shocked and happy, to know that we have this many people asking for us. In the 10 years that the band was formed, I’m able to feel the huge possibilities of every generation and will come to think, we can still do this, there are still things we want to accomplish, and things we can do. That’s because there are people who want to see us live. That’s why, it’s not so much about something special, such as 'Let’s advance into the world!“ No matter which country they’re from, our fans are all our friends. To be able to go to where there are people waiting for us, to do lives, that’s all there is to it.

About Now

Music has became the core to my being after all. Even when I’m having fun, and even when it looks like it’s unrelated to music at first look, it’s always connected. Even when I’m watching variety programme, for example, I’ll think about thing like how great that talk atmosphere was, or I’ll like to create such an atmosphere for our lives. After watching movies, it also evokes me to write music. Everything is related to music. Of course, I also enjoy listening to music in my private time. I often check out new songs on the radio, and recently, I think the Spanish girl band, HiNDS is pretty cool! From now onwards, I’ll simply like us 4 to use good songs to create good lives, and it’ll be nice if we can always keep going on like this. Also, as a band, I’ll like for us to be more exposed, and to take in all kinds of interesting things. We also have our own original shop called 'Feedback!’ in Shibuya, and we’ll also like to continue thinking of new ways where we can bring enjoyment to everyone.

Translations & photos by fyscandalband. To purchase, click HERE. For my "It’s me RINA” tag, click HERE. As I’ll only translate what piques my interest, this is only most of the interview and not a full translation. More to come.

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i shouldn’t even be thinking it, much less writing it down
a playlist for the thirteen letters + the long way around
(or, bucky’s writing in not easily conquered, by dropdeaddream and whatarefears)

*specific quotes from bucky’s writing featured in song annotations; songs in chronological order by quote.

{listen}

anyway, jesus — i shouldn’t even be thinking it, much less writing it down. i used to love you so sweet, the way kids love, the way i was supposed to. then it turned greedy and true.

Pretty Bird Pt. 8 (Yoongi Angst)

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BTS members: Yoongi, Namjoon

Genre: Angst

Summary:  You are Big Hit’s newest trainee, and you have the luck to be tutored by BTS. But the thing is no one asked them before installing you in their dorm. They’re mad, but you’re stronger than you look.

N/A: Feedback is more than welcome as always! :)

Originally posted by hopeatuuli

Your voice came out high pitched, dubious. It sounded alien to your ears, as if it was a stranger talking and not yourself. He ignored your words, his warm breath melting your doubts away. You closed your eyes under his touch, but he stepped back, casting you a dark, lustful look before he discarded his jacked.

When he returned to your side, his hand gripped your waist, fingers pressing over your heated skin as he lifted you in the air. Immediately, you surrounded his waist with your legs, as he pulled himself closer to your body.

Your mind was clouded. You had lost all train of thought and you reacted purely by instinct. There was nothing more real for you in that moment than Namjoon’s lips ravishing your skin, his nimble fingers groping your thighs, and the cold mirror behind you, a painful contrast to your warmth.

Mint.

This was not what you wanted. Those were not the lips you wanted caressing your own, those hands were not the ones you wanted to feel brushing your inner tight.

You didn’t wanted him.

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Who exactly is Y/N again??

This will be a rant about fan fiction. So, yeah.

My problem with fan fic is that it is so heavily catered to specific people. With me being a short, curvy WOC with extreamly short and dark hair, dark eyes, tattoos and piercings, it is hard for me to imagine myself in half of the fic on this sight. What is the point in writing imagine style fan fiction if the people reading it can’t see themselves as the main character?

I am so tired of putting my name to a character who is nothing like me therefore forcing me to change the perception of myself while I read. I don’t have long hair or wear short skirts. I read these stories in order to escape and see my self in these stories, but I can’t do that because every main character has light skin and long hair.

Some people may ask me “Why don’t you just ignore it?” And I do in most cases, but when the physical appearance of Y/N is constantly brought up, its hard to ignore.

My other problem is that most female leads are so fucking weak. Why can’t you make her stand up for herself? Why does she always need to be saved by the man? Some people who read fan fic want to be empowered, not submissive and meek. It makes me sad to see that some of you still have this thought that women ALWAYS need to be saved by men, who can be weaker us any day. 

This is why I started writing fan fic and started this blog. I want people to easily see themselves as Y/N and not have to change themselves in their mind just to fit the requirements of the character that is supposed to be them anyway.

And if you are one of those people that can’t help but to be specific about a character’s physical apperence, then try giving the main a name and don’t try to mold them to be Y/N. Because Y/N can be so many people at once.

~Admin Allie

In other news:

Jongin has a beautiful voice. 

Yixing probably lacks lines in EXACT because he is the busiest person in EXO. Listen to his solo songs and you’ll be all good.

Hongbin is cute and all but he just looks so basic compared to the other members of VIXX. DontHateMe

Have you heard Chanyeol say “Why you gotta act like that?” in Artifical Love at 2:36????? Like, leave. Just go Chanyeol.

The Hot7 |3| will be out very soon.

Choi Youngjae is a beautiful person and don’t you dare disagree.

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I’ve always loved to journal. I probably have a collection of about 20-30 journals I’ve kept over the years, filled with personal thoughts, stories, photographs, collages, and other art. When the concept of the bullet journal came around, I was so fascinated! I loved the way a bullet could be organized and educational, yet still creative and personal to it’s owner. You’ll notice that my bullet journal isn’t super traditional, because in-between pages of planning and organization are just my normal journaling spreads. This is my creative, motivational, and therapeutic outlet. Upon request, here’s a page-by-page demonstration on how I bullet journal!

(Captions in order of photo appearance…)

  • At the beginning of every month, I start with a monthly spread. It’s just a simple calendar that I draw every month, and I must say that drawing it out is pretty therapeutic! Calendars are super useful for planning and organizing your events. Make sure to number, label, or even color code to help you view your month, and keep writing in important events as they pop up.
  • Here are two different examples of how I lay out my bullet journal pages.I always get questions about how I decide how I lay out each week, but I really just do whatever I feel like works best or looks best for the upcoming week. Creating a weekly spread helps me keep track of dates and specific events/due-dates/exam days for each day. Notice that my bullet journal spreads always have a box for ‘goals’ and a box for ‘events/deadlines’. I tend to re-arrange them for each week (and that’s why all of my weekly spreads look different from one another) but they basically serve the same purpose every spread. I always try to experiment and try new things with my spreads. Since I originally created my bullet journal for the use of keeping track of assignments, the ‘events/deadlines’ box is used to jot down exam days, project due-dates,  events with family/friends, minimum days, etc. while assignments for each day of the week are written as a check-list. To make my weekly spreads look nice, I try to choose a matching color scheme with quotes, fonts, doodles, and magazine clippings. See my supplies post here.
  • This next page is one I’ve never shown you guys, because I only tried it one time and I didn’t think it was that cool haha. Anyway, this page was made at the beginning of my summer vacation in mid-June to set my summer goals, songs, and expenses (which are clearly not updated but you get the point).
  • One of my earliest spreads. When feeling a little down, I turn to art to express my feelings or vent out of stress. This is a page I filled with quotes and positive messages in different colors; the main and biggest quote on the page is “Spread your light” and the other side is just a crappy polaroid of the sunset and a sticker because I didn’t feel like filling it up was really necessary. 
  • Oh, one of my infamous teenage-angst induced spreads. After a good cry, making art and listening to angry music just helps me vent sometimes. This spread is a result of that!
  • Last but not least, I love to make travel journal pages! It’s my tradition to take one polaroid in each new place I visit, and these have included Utah, New York City, Paris, London, Amsterdam, the Philippines, amongst others. My hope in doing this is to find my journal years from now and read about my adventures as a teenager.

As you can see, my bullet journals have turned into more than just help with organizing my life; they’ve become a way for me to “journal” daily in my own way. If you’re making a bullet journal, my only advice to you would be to write your own rules. Experiment, make it your own! Remember that this is supposed to be productive, not stressful. Sending you all love and best wishes!

[English] Soraru and Mafumafu interview with Utattemita no Hon, March 2016

(Jan 2016 Luz and Kradness interview) | (Jan 2016 Sou interview)


I translated Soraru and Mafumafu’s interview with Utattemita no Hon magazine from the March 2016 edition! They spoke mostly about the opening for the anime Reikenzan that they wrote, with a little bit about their future plans, and then a report from their After the Rain Tour concert in Tokyo.

Notes:
-Questions from the interviewer are in bold and titles for each section in italics
-There were some sections underneath the Soramafu interview with details about the anime itself, but I chose not to translate those.
-Please message me if you spot any typos or errors or anything. Thanks, and enjoy!

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Sticky Notes

Cafe!au Series

Word Count: 1131

Genre: Fluff


“Seungcheol, you should really open the doors soon. It’s going to be rush hour soon.” You say while eating a fresh croissant that Mingyu took out of the oven just 5 minutes ago.

“Minghao, get to the register.” You say as the poor boy rushed to the counter. Seungcheol just got appointed manager a few days ago and he’s been under a lot of stress recently. So you offered to come in the morning and help get everything in order for the day to be less stressful for him and the staff. One of your secret favorites is Joshua. He’s a shy boy who almost never talks to customers, but always makes the cafe staff laugh. Joshua is very precise about everything, very neat and tidy, and carries around sticky notes to write down the directions to drinks.  

“Hey Y/n,” Wonwoo says coming out from the kitchen.

“Sup Wonwoo,” You say as he starts wiping down the main counter.

“Where’s Joshua?” You ask. You didn’t see him this morning at all and was wondering if he came in today.

“I’m right here,” Joshua says while coming out of the back room with a tray of flowers in small vases.

“What are these?” you ask, pointing to the tray.

“Well, it’s a lazy Monday morning and I decided to spice up the look of this place and set some flowers out.” He says, placing a vase on each of the tables. You get up and join him.

“Sounds dumb, Mondays in general are always sucky and tiresome,” Seungkwan says sitting down at the counter stool.

“I think it’s a great idea, Joshua.” You say countering Seungkwan’s bad Monday attitude.

“Really Y/n?” He asks.

“Yup, I’m positive.” You respond with a smile in his direction. Seungcheol finally opens the doors and rush hour begins. You say goodbye because you have to go to your job which was a few stores over. On your lunch break a few hours later, you head back down to the cafe to see a dejected Joshua sitting in a window seat. Joshua usually never gets upset, or at least he never shows it at work.

“Josh, what’s wrong? Aren’t you supposed to be working?” You ask while taking a seat next to him.

“It’s my lunch break, and nothing’s wrong.” He says, tearing up a small sticky note.

“Something’s wrong Joshua. Just tell me.” You say.

“Umm, well a customer asked for a really specific drink right, and I cracked under pressure and I don’t think I did it right,” He says as you sigh.

“Hey. Listen. If they didn’t come back and complain, that means you did fine. Trust me.” You say, patting his shoulder.

“Don’t worry so much.” You add as he smiles.

“Ok Y/n, do you want anything?” He says as he gets back up to work.

“No Josh, you said it was your break. Sit down to relax, I just came to get an iced latte.” You order, pay, and wait for Wonwoo to make it. While you wait, you see Joshua sitting at the window seat, writing on a sticky note.

“Cutie,” You say as Wonwoo hands you your drink.

As you wave goodbye to everyone, you turn the cup to see that Wonwoo wrote something on it.

“I know you like Joshua. The way you look at him is obvious.” You blush at the words scrawled on the cup in Wonwoo’s messy writing.

“Well, it’s true.” You say to yourself as you walk back to your job. At 6 o'clock you get out and head back to the cafe. Everyone was getting ready for Music Monday. As you enter, Vernon’s arranging tables and Jihoon is on the setup stage playing his guitar. You walk in and Seungcheol greets you.

“Hey, is Jihoon performing tonight?” You ask setting your bag down on a chair.

“Yeah. Isn’t it great? A bunch of his friends are coming,” Seungcheol says as you see Josh and wave to him, only to watch Joshua suddenly Joshua trip and fall.

“Hyung, I’m so sorry, I accidently bumped into you,” Vernon says.

“Really Vernon? First Mingyu, now Joshua?” Seungcheol says chuckling. You go to help Joshua up and ask him if he’s ok.

“Hyung you dropped something… It’s a sticky note… it says ‘I really like y/n but couldn’t bare to tell her,’” Vernon reads as Josh tries to quiet him. You’re a bright red by now and you could see Joshua blushing next to you as well.

“JUST CONFESS ALREADY! SOMEONE PLEASE, I DON’T CARE IF JOSHUA OR Y/N DOES IT. DOESN’T MATTER! I JUST CAN’T TAKE EITHER OF YOU DENSE PEOPLE,” Wonwoo says popping out from behind the counter. Joshua takes your hands in his and lets out a big breath.

“Y/n I like you a lot, like you’re so nice to me and sweet to everyone, you understand me and you care for me, will you go out with me?” He asks you from the bottom of his heart.

“Joshua I’ll go out with you, truthfully I’ve liked you for a long time too.” You say as his face lights up. He breaks into a big smile and hugs you.

“Y/n I’m so happy!” He says squeezing your hand and pulling you into a hug.

“Me too.” You say smiling. You spend the rest of the night with Joshua and the whole staff listening to the beautiful songs that Jihoon has written over the years and you spend the night hand in hand with the Joshua.

“Hey, Vernon, thanks a bunch for bumping into me. Because of you, I was able to confess to Y/n,” Joshua says as Vernon laughs.

“Hyung it was nothing really,” Vernon states as he goes into the kitchen.

“No thanks to the man who literally yelled at you to confess?” Wonwoo says with an offended look plastered on his face.

“Thanks, Wonowoo.” You say and he nods. As the night goes on, the cafe fills up to hear Jihoon sing. He sings a beautiful song and when it ends everyone is cheering for him. You spend the whole night listening to the different acts and holding hands with Joshua. You let out a big yawn.

“Seungkwan might be right about Mondays being tiresome, but this Monday certainly didn’t suck.” You state sleepily, Joshua laughs and kisses your temple before he replies.

“You’ve never been more correct, but unlike Mondays, I don’t think I could ever get tired of you.”

Admin Jai

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Originally posted by bwiseoks

Featuring: V/Taehyung (BTS)
Genre: Angst (kinda)
By: Admin L

A/N: I wrote this after driving home listening to Arctic Monkeys. The title was supposed to be named after the specific song, but I changed it. Feel free to guess which song it is!! :)

‘I was - I don’t know - I was, like, really hoping I’d see you tonight. Really.’ 

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THE RITUAL MIX :

The ritual mix is like an audio time capsule of your intention and casts a circle into anyone’s sphere of experience who has access to the playlist or is purposefully within listening range.
It’s a portable, transportable, transferable, re-usable, sonic ceremony at your fingertips.
The magickal circle is pre-cast with it’s spell encoded into an intentional playlist that is astrally triggered, awakened and activated as it is played.
It is then physically infused into any space through the music playing and retracted upon it’s cessation.
It can be created specifically for any holiday or event (from varying moon phases and cross-quarter holidays, equinoxes or seasons to enhancing aims, energy, focus, frequency attuning, healing, mood-shifting, calling specific qualities in, clearing, and/or etc).

-Formulate a clear intention for this mix, then write it out concisely.

-Clear and ground.

-Cast circle to make the mix/playlist within (calling in all directions and deities/energies/entities of choice).
Making the mix on the exact day for it’s intended usage is unnecessary (especially if it’s for an upcoming event you’ll need it for) but it is another option to consider that might especially enhance and charge the mix with magick and intention (like making a New Moon mix in a ceremonious context on New Moon can encapsulate that energy in the mix).
You can also configure a day, time, or astrological alignment that might be conducive to the intention (i.e. making a love mix on Friday, Venus’ day, at the hour of Venus).
*Deities and energies that work specifically with and though air, sound and music might be ideal to include in your invocations.

-Make a list of each thing you’ll be calling in and needing represented.
Create the track-list as though each song is a participant in a group ritual.
One song (or more as needed) for casting, per element/direction, deity, function, body of the ritual, etc.
*Have in mind that the casting song can serve the function of hermetically sealing the entire ritual on the astral, allowing you to have an activated space on reserve for this working indefinitely. Being given the playlist or CD serves as the key, so that all who are approved for entry can access this specific space at any time.

-Search online and through your music collection for songs that seem appropriate for the cause.
You may already have ideas for some and can write those down next to the it’s function/place in the ritual and you can use this time to explore further, trusting where your searching will lead you as it is being divinely guided within the context of the magickal circle.
You can expect to come across things in an uncannily synchronistic fashion as suggested on YouTube or Pandora etc..
Bands you’ve never heard of might appear as if by divine providence.
Songs might transpire as though magnetically attracted to you and speaking directly to your intention.
Be open and receptive for the new and unexpected in what comes forward.
Let the energies move freely to you through the web.
See the threads spanning outward and connecting you in the tapestry of universal mind to all art and inspiration and watch as the willing little shiny lights ripple and vibrate inward, appearing in the form of a fully produced song that contains exactly the energy you need for your Ritual Mix.

-Download your chosen music and have it arranged in the order that you want your ritual to play out in (I suggest purchasing the songs you don’t already rightfully own as an ethical practice of fair energy exchange that will also strengthen your working).

-Use visualization to charge each song with your intent and see the energy of the thing it’s doing attached to and imbued within the song.
Each song is now an impregnated participant in this ritual as allied ambassador, carrier, and vessel of your intention ceaselessly throughout time and space.
They are set free and released into the space as ordered when the mix starts.
The energy unfolds through the sound vibrations and ripples outward into the atmosphere it’s being played, creating a solid circle for continued working at will through it’s uniquely designed ambiance.
See this music carrying your intention and strong magick in each of the notes, magickally saturating and infusing everything relevant that the sounds come into contact with within this potent sphere of this collaborative magick.
The mind and attention of each listener charges and intensifies the spell.
Fell it being cumulatively empowered by each user and with each use.
Observe the circles finely tuned magick being cast out into the space of and all around the active listeners as it’s played and sucked back into it’s astral cubby-hole and entirely retracted as the playlist comes to a close.
The energy assigned to each song is called in or cast out, and doing what it’s supposed to be doing as desired.
*You can also see the magickal circle you’re in being replicated in each space this mix is played in if it’s one you’d like preserved for future repeat .

-You can make old fashioned burned CD’s and decorate them in theme or make a playlist and send to all friends or other interested parties and participants.
Be sure to write out what it is to be used for.
It’s better if it’s not listened to casually or for any purposes other than as it was intended to help maintain it’s potency.

-Devoke and close your magickal circle in ‘real time’.

ryleigh-and-cats  asked:

Hmmm... So I have this idea the Nursey has never been on a traditional date (dinner and a movie). Dex is like "well I could help you with that. We could go the local drive in theater. You know just bros helping bros out. (And totally not my lame attempt to woo you. God, please don't see how much of nerd I am) ." Basically a fake dating/boyfriend, mutual pining, and miscommunication tropes galore.

(((Sooo…. This ended up being more of a FIC-let than a drabble. I hope that’s okay. I’m also going to post it to AO3 and maybe continue it there to be a oneshot. We’ll see. Thanks again for the prompt @ryleigh-and-crazy. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to get prompts from you again!))

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On the floor, leaning against the green couch, Nursey swipes right on a cute blonde he’s seen around campus and within seconds, the screen lights up. ‘It’s a Match!’ Tinder declares and Nursey hums, opening up a new message. He’s unaware of his surroundings. The World Cup is on, but it’s a game he’s not particularly interested in. So he found himself on the dating app. It wasn’t that he was lonely, per say. But… He /was/ lonely.

“So. Where are you taking her?”

“What?” Nursey asks, snapping out of it for a moment, unaware he’s being watched.

“The girl. You’re taking her on a date right?” Dex asks after taking a swig of his beer. He’s sitting over Nursey on the green couch, glancing at his screen, his cheeks pink. He sounds bored, and a little drunk, a glazed over look on his face.

“Uh… I guess. I was just thinking of inviting her to the kegster.”

There was a dangerous silence.

“You’re inviting a girl you want to DATE to a kegster?”

“Yeah I thought it would be ch-”

“Derek Malik Nurse if you say chill, I swear to all that is holy…”

“Okay, so not a Kegster. What do you suggest, almighty Dex, Love Guru?”

There’s a pause, and for a minute, Derek worries he’s hit a soft spot. But then comes the eloquent answer.

“Dinner and a movie. Duh.”

Nursey makes a face, looking up at Dex in confusion.

“You’re kidding. You’ve never heard the phrase ‘Dinner and a movie’?”

“I just… It seems old fashioned.”

“It is the perfect date, and I will prove it.”

“What?”

“Tomorrow night. What are you doing?”

“I mean I didn’t have any plan–”

“Tomorrow night, then. Dinner. Movie.”

And with that, the fate of the next night was sealed. Dex stood on wobbly feet and more or less marched to the door. “ ‘M going back to the dorm.” he murmured. Nursey watched him go and looked down at his phone, the ‘It’s a Match!’ screen still present. He put it down and looked up at the screen, smiling to himself. He had a date.

The next day, Nursey woke up late, almost completely forgetting the conversation he and Dex had the night before. He jumped out of bed, threw on the nearest articles of clothing, grabbed his bag, and ran to class. The day went by slowly after that, and Nursey had plenty of time to think. Maybe last night had been a joke. Dex had been rather drunk… That reminded him, he should have sent him a text making sure he got back safely. Oh well. He was sure the other would be fine.

By the end of the day, Nursey was almost completely convinced that the ‘date’ wouldn’t be happening. Dex had been drunk, and he’d been chirping him. As simple as that. This thought stayed constant while Nursey walked to the Haus. He was just planning in hanging out there, since he obviously had no plans. Which… made it all the more surprising to see Dex waiting for him, standing next to his rusted old pick-up truck, dressed rather nicely.

“You’re late.”

Fuck.

“And you’re under-dressed. I sure hope you don’t treat that poor blonde this way.”

Nursey flushed and scratched the back of his head, “I missed my alarm.” He admitted. “I can go change…”

Dex smirked, thinking about it. Did he really want to watch poor Nursey jog back to campus? Mmm…. On any other day, yes. But, he had reservations after all.

“No. You can borrow one of Jack’s shirts. At least you had the decency to wear your nice jeans.” Dex chirped.

Nursey shook his head and hustled into the Haus, returning moments later with a plaid shirt on that was honestly too big for him, but it was nicer than the threadbare tshirt he had been wearing. He even put some water in his hair and tried to tame his curls. He met Dex out front by his truck and was shocked to see that Dex opened the door for him to get in.

Dex strolled over to his side of the car, humming to himself as he did so. Nursey buckled himself up and watched how calm and collected Dex seemed to be. Shit. He was suave as hell. Opening the door for him. He was going to get grade ‘A’ wined and dined, wasn’t he? Dex slipped into his seat, buckling up, and put the car into drive.

“You should plug in your phone.”

“Huh?”

“Plug in your phone. All I have is Boston’s finest channels and oldies.”

“You’re serious? You hate my music. You call it, and I quote, ‘new age bullshit.’ “ Nursey stated, incredulous.

Dex chuckled, driving through campus to the main road. “Yeah, well, it’s a date. You have to put up with what your date likes. That’s kind of the point of a relationship.”

“Whatever you say…” Nursey mumbled, plugging in his phone and selecting his Dex approved mix. A.K.A the songs that Dex hadn’t openly criticized when they hung out, or the ones he actually tapped his toe to. Dex’s grip on the steeringwheel loosened. Nursey smiled, relaxing a bit and sinking into his seat.

“So, where are you taking me?”

“There’s a cool place on the edge of town… A restaurant. And there’s a drive in theatre near it.”

“A drive in? I thought those were practically extinct!”

“Practically.”

Nursey shook his head and chuckled. “Alright, Dex. I’m just along for the ride, learning from the /master/.”

“Hey, no chirping on a date.”

“If that’s true, I’ll walk back to campus.”

Soon, Dex pulled up to a quaint little diner, it wasn’t extraordinarily fancy, but it was quirky and memorable. The kind of thing Nursey went gaga for. Damn, Dex had planned this out well. They walked into the diner and were greeted by a cheery waitress who sat them down and took their orders. The diner was homey and comfortable. It was perfect, and honestly, Nursey was dumbstruck. How had Dex been able to come up with a date this brilliant? It really baffled him, and he couldn’t find it in himself to complain, because he was having a fabulous time.

Dex was confident, funny, and suave in a way Nursey supposed he’d always been, it was just in a new light. He wondered how Dex didn’t have a girlfriend yet. The boy was perfect. The kind you would take home to your mother. His mother would love Dex, actually.

“You’re being quiet.” Dex noticed. “Are you falling for me?” he chirped, chuckling heartily.

“You wish. This is good, but we’ve still got a movie to watch. And besides, I don’t put out on the first date.” Nursey teased, batting his eyelashes innocently.

“Good to know.” Dex replied, not sounding convinced.

Nursey threw a napkin at Dex, flushing lightly.

Dex looked at his watch and hummed. “Movie starts in 15. We should head over.” He said, standing and taking out his wallet.

“William Poindexter, you are not going to pay for my dinner on a fake date.”

“Oh, I most certainly am.”

There was no point in arguing. Dex practically sprinted to the front of the store and had his wallet out before Nursey got to his feet. He shook his head and followed behind him as they walked to the truck.

“I’m paying for the movie.”

“You’re not, actually.”

“Come /on/, Dex. You have to let me at least go Dutch.”

“You’re not paying, because it’s free.”

“Oh.”

“Yeah, man. It’s a community run drive in. We get in for free with our Samwell IDs.” Dex laughed, pulling into the parking lot and settling on a spot with a good view. An attendant showed up moments later with portable speakers that you used to listen to the movie with.

“This is so cool.” Nursey felt himself say without thinking.

“Yeah?” Dex asked, preening, with a broad smile.

“Yeah.” Nursey admitted shyly.

“I figured you’d like it.”

“I do. A lot. This… This is a really good date.”

“I know.”

“You know?”

“Yeah. I planned it specifically for you. I would hope it was good.”

“You realize this is the best date I’ve ever been on, right?”

“Really?”

“Really.”

It was quiet, the speakers yet to be turned on. The only sound came from the idling engine and their breathing. Nursey swallowed and exhaled slowly.

“Specifically for me. So… This…”

“This is a date. A real one. At least for me.”

“Okay.”

“Okay?”

Nursey nodded silently and cleared his throat.

“I thought you were kidding, originally. Or just drunk.”

“Ever heard of liquid courage?

Nursey let out a chuckle at that, followed by Dex, who was focused on Nursey, his gaze intent. Dex let out a breath he hadn’t realized he’d been holding in. His lips felt dry and his heart was beating quickly. Had he done something wrong? Nursey was quiet. Too quiet. This was too much, too soon. He shouldn’t have gone to such lengths on the first date. Fuck, he was in trouble. His mind whirred with ways this had gone wrong, and the doubts in his head were so loud, he almost didn’t hear Nursey speak.

“So, it looks like I’m going to have to break my promise.”

“What? To the blonde girl?”

“Well, I’m deleting Tinder, if that’s what you mean. But, no. I lied, earlier tonight.”

“About… what?”

“I am totally putting out on this date.”