On Saturday I went to the opera with a friend and we started putting together an Objectively Perfect romantic fantasy. It goes like this:
SHE is a high-powered highly paid something in the City. Executives tremble before her. She is in her forties and wears exquisitely tailored suits and works fourteen hour days. She does not have time for love.
YOU are a poverty-stricken late-twenties millennial who will never be able to afford a house.
You meet by chance (you are a waitress at a corporate event, perhaps.) She has been thinking of setting up a mistress for a while. She buys you a cottage in the country. She does not live there: she has a flat in central London worth seven figures. Every other weekend she comes down to visit you, in your cottage, and her only requirements are that you need to have cooked something and you should be wearing a low-cut top. She has given you a credit card so you can buy the kind of clothes she likes to see you in. She really does not mind what you do with yourself the rest of the time. Every once in a while she needs a date to an event (an opera, gallery opening, colleague’s wedding to his fourth wife). Sometimes this involves flying you out to New York. The flight is always business class.
She is pretty bossy in the bedroom, but you’re into that.
Eventually you fall in love, but it takes a while because she is so, so busy. Meanwhile you look after your little cottage, practice cooking delicious food, and work on your book. It is heaven.
okay but imagine that Yuuri forgot to take his glasses off while skating one time and just as Viktor goes to remind him he does this epic spin and they fly off his face and whack Viktor idk it just makes me laugh
omg that is horrible!!? … but it would totally happen!
yuuri is a little off his game, and really nervous at his first days here in Sct. Petersburg
If possible please show off some more of pet shops SSStier bullshit nonsense. People need to know this bird is NOT NICE
ye, so there’s a plethora of reasons why petshop is considered “petshop tier”, and is usually super-duper banned when the game is played competitively, probably a lot more than i’m aware of but i’ll tell you what i can
much of petshop’s bullshit revolves around this move right here, these ceiling icicles. it’s performed by holding down Light, Medium or Heavy and releasing. all 3 can be held down at the same time
these icicles hit high, is an important thing to keep in mind here
being able to charge up these icicles by holding down the buttons you’re not currently using basically means you always have some way to apply pressure and scare your opponent into blocking, which is what you want because that means you can do this shit
if timed properly there is zero way to block this, and it leads into petshop’s basic bread-and-butter combo
did i mention his bread-and-butter combo does 100% damage, by the way? because that’s a thing, and is probably the #1 reason he’s banned
if his opponent isn’t in the corner he can’t do the unblockable high/low shit as effectively, but he can still get left/right mixups thanks to his “teleport”
but even without this “teleport”, the icicles still leave him with an effective way to keep the opponent away from him, and SPEAKING OF
his keepaway can be really strong and really annoying, because his primary projectiles are done with the Stand button, i.e. NOT any of the buttons used for his ceiling icicles. this allows him to use both at the same time, and it can make him really hard to approach
capcom must’ve been at least somewhat aware of how good he was, because petshop’s projectiles do not deal chip damage. that’s not much of a fix when his actual combos do 100%, but it does at the very least incentivize him to come to you when you have a life lead. this is what you want, because if you hafta chase after him you’re gonna hafta wade through a minefield
petshop also has crazy mobility, moreso than any other character. he can freely fly around (he has no jump, though), dash in 6 directions and can pretty easily escape from danger when he manages to get trapped in a corner. it’s a big problem.
he also outright avoids a decent amount of low attacks just by floating there, so he can be hard to even land hits on once you DO get close enough, especially if your character’s reliable combo starters happened to be lows
a character having one or two of these qualities would be great, but petshop has all of them. he can do whatever the fuck he wants and there’s not much anybody can do about it. my advice is to main petshop–that’s what i did!
i probably missed some shit, truth be told i’m not super knowledgeable about this game (or jojo in general). if anyone wants to know more, i recommend asking @grooveonfight, they can tell you a lot more than i can!
Whatever you do don’t think about the Power Rangers learning to speak Spanish and Mandarin just for Trini and Zack, and maybe even Hindi for Kim, because sometimes they say things that just don’t translate and they want to always be on the same wavelength, and also because it makes the three of them light the FUCK up when they do it.
Don’t think about Jason struggling with the pronunciation of every letter in the Mandarin alphabet but Kim and Billy patiently walking him through it, or the way Zack learns every word of endearment in Spanish first and the curse words after because he cannot wait to see the look on Trini’s face, how Trini does the same with Mandarin because she wants to insult him but love him in the same breath, how Billy isn’t really all that good with the languages at first but picks up speed and picks up speed until he’s practically flying because that’s how he learns he figures out patterns and languages have patterns.
Don’t think about the first time Zack forgets a word in English and blurts out the word for it in Mandarin and is ready to be humiliated by it but then he hears them all perk up and say, ‘Oh yeah that makes total sense’ and then they all freeze because they’d wanted it to be a surprise goddammit, and they’re still learning how to speak it, and even though Zack knew they were learning Spanish and some Hindi he’d never brought up Mandarin because he thought they were under enough pressure, and Zack cries; how then it comes out that they were learning Spanish and Hindi too and Kim’s shocked because she’s never slipped into Hindi around them before because it got bullied out of her in kindergarten but somehow Jason still remembered, and Trini can’t believe that these people love her enough to do this for her but she’s also curious about how on top of all their other duties and training and school Jason and Billy had time to start learning three new languages.
Don’t think about the Power Rangers coming over to Zack’s house and speaking to his mother in Mandarin and the way her heart eases when she sees that Zack has friends who love him that much, or how whenever Trini is tasked with babysitting her brothers and one of the other Rangers are around and her brothers start talking in Spanish the other Rangers will just switch with them and not say a word otherwise, or how Kim has gotten comfortable enough to start speaking more in Hindi and it inst until Trini comes over to work on homework with Kim and they start whispering back and forth in Hindi that Kim’s mother knows why the change happened.
Don’t think about Jason stressing over every poorly phrased sentence and broken word and just awful pronunciation because he wants to do right by his team, he wants to make sure they know how much he loves them all and how much he wants to do this right, so he practices until his mouth is sore and his throat is raw.
Don’t think about Billy taking bits and pieces of the language to heart and how sometimes even he will say a slang phrase from Mandarin in English that just makes no sense but the other Rangers GET IT.
And really don’t think about the first time Trini starts talking in Spanish at school because she’s with the Rangers and they’re her friends and she’s comfortable with them and using her language with them, some elitist asshole tries to start shit and every other Ranger jumps up and shuts that shit down so fast and hard the kid runs away crying.
Don’t think about the Rangers protecting each other’s rights to their culture and language and feeling safe.
MBTI TYPES AS QUOTES.
Yeah. I know this has been done millions of times. just. read. pls.
ok so. if its anonymus then it either means i looked ‘’quotes’’ on google or I made it up.
ESTP - ‘’I tried so hard to be a nice lady, you taught me its okay to be crazy’’ - Lana Del Rey
ESFP - ‘’Eventually, you’re going to die. Everyone you know will die and you will be forgotten. So why get mad? Why waste time? You should live, because as far as you know, this is your only life’’ - anonymus
ISTP - ‘’Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature.’’ - Grey’s Anatomy
ISFP - ‘’Been trying hard not to get into trouble but I’ve got a war in my mind’’ and ‘’I’m not mad, I’m hurt. There’s a difference’’ - Lana Del Rey
ESTJ - ‘’Efforts and courage isn’t enough without action and direction’’ - JFK
ESFJ - ‘’Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, you’re stronger than you seem, you’re smarter than you think’’ - Winnie The Pooh
ISTJ - ‘’Time flies. Time waits for no man. Time heals all wounds. All any of us want is more time. Time to stand up, time to grow up. Time to let go. Time’’ - Grey’s Anatomy
ISFJ - ‘’No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again’’ - Buddha
ENTJ - ‘’Kill them with success and bury them with a smile’’ - anonymus
INTJ - ‘’So do it decide, is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide.’’ - Grey’s Anatomy
ENTP - ‘’Accident is the name of all of the greatest inventions’’ - Mark Twain
INTP - ‘’Perhaps one does not want to be loved so much as to be understood’’ - George Orwell
ENFJ - ‘’Despite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart’’ -Anne Frank
INFJ - ‘’The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you, you just have to find the the ones worth suffering for’’ - Bob Marley
INFP - ‘’The true sign of intelligence isn’t knowledge, it’s imagination’’- Albert Einstein
ENFP - ‘’So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned, just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in never, never land.’’ - Peter Pan
For @blogtealdeal, who loves Nessian wing sin and who has blessed this fandom with Moriel fanart I never
thought we would get to see. You are an absolute *blessing* Nicole.
Thank you for all of the amazing work that you do. I wish there was more
I could do to say thanks because that Moriel fanart killed my heart and brought it back to life again. <3
comes from the Adele song. It doesn’t totally fit lyrically for this
fic, but it’s all I listened to while I wrote it and I don’t really do
music while writing, so… yeah.
discovers in a fit of rage that Feyre isn’t the only one who can summon
Illyrian wings at will. After a particularly long day of flying leaves
her body aching, Cassian is there to sooth the pain in ways Nesta has never experienced before. Featuring Illyrian!Nesta and much wing sin. NSFW.
The first time Nesta discovers she has wings - she’s screaming at Cassian.
just a faint whine of annoyance. Not a simple shout over some shallow
disagreement. Not torn up words spat inches from his face.
But top of her lungs, blue in the face, going to kick his ass into the new year screaming.
argument was stupid, as usual. And when it’s over, she can’t even quite
remember what horrible thing it was about. The war had ended. Cassian
had fought what little he could. Nesta had left to do her part. Maybe
there were bitter words exchanged over still bleeding wounds. Maybe not.
Nesta knows is that one moment she is so absolutely enraged at the jab
Cassian let slip (that she knows he did not truly mean) and the next,
her back feels the way her lungs do drowning at the bottom of the ocean,
swimming up, up, up in a desperate search for air until finally that
bubble of water bursts, and the muscles of her back split open in agonizing pain and -
She has wings.
glorious membranous wings that stretch wide around her and seem to
absorb all that wasted energy she spent and threaten Cassian for her.
- whose jaw had promptly hit the floor at the sight of those wings as
they unfurled and cast red and gold shadows about the ground in the
Nesta had stood back smugly that day at the way Cassian
stared at her. She didn’t even fight him or pretend to stay angry when
he stepped close, slid his hands around her waist and up along her back
to the base of the wings as if to touch them, and she saw the sparkling
in his eyes like diamonds as he whispered, awestruck, in her ear, “Nesta.”
That had set her grinning ear to ear.
takes weeks for Nesta to figure out how to summon the wings at will.
Whatever magic the Cauldron gave her over them, it’s not easy to figure
out. And once she has mastered bringing the wings out at will, they’re
weak and untrained. The muscles are loose and imbalanced, unable to
support the size of her wingspan and Cauldron is her wingspan massive.
(Cassian eyes it for weeks trying not to compare.)
first, Cassian insists she refrain from flying. She has to do
stretching exercises to build up her strength, but Nesta grows restless
rather quickly. Another shouting match between them - You may literally die if you attempt to jump off that cliff Nesta Archeron - has her threatening to have Feyre train her, or Mother help him, Rhys. And so finally, Cassian relents.
And then… Nesta is flying. Soaring high into the sky over Velaris.
She can only handle a few minutes at a time, but fuck
if it doesn’t feel glorious. The world is stretched out below her and
she feels like she could control it all from where she swoops and
bellows above it. Every time she lands, every time the muscles scream
with pain and tiredness, she hates it and forces Cass to help her keep
training, keep going because damn it - she is going to master this.
only takes one time - that first time in the air and Nesta doesn’t know
how she can live again if the Cauldron hadn’t given her this gift.
Maybe this was the Cauldron’s way of making up for the other awful
things it did to her. She doesn’t quite mind.
stretch into longer episodes. An hour. Then a few. Until she can fly
just as long as Cassian. He wouldn’t be surprised if she could go longer
But it’s a struggle getting there. Her wings are so
large and her body has become one hell of a beast to support up in the
air. And all Nesta wants to do for months on end is fly. So naturally,
Cassian finds himself on the receiving end of many an endless, salty
landing with Nesta.
“Again,” she snaps at him.
“Nesta,” and it’s a warning.
Nesta swivels on her feet and those wings flex behind her, Nesta’s own brand of warning. “I said, again.”
crosses his arms with a wide berth at his legs and tosses one of those
taunting little smiles she both loathes and adores. “You didn’t say please.”
Nesta doesn’t back down. Not by a long shot. She doesn’t even stand
still. She takes two great strides bridging the distance between them
and leans right up into his face as far as she can on the tips of her
toes, her leathers groaning around her body as she reaches. “You didn’t
earn it, sweetheart,” she snarls. “I want to go again.”
knows she’ll kill him if he lets out the chuckle he has locked inside
his chest. So instead, he gently grips her shoulders and leans down
until their foreheads are almost touching.
And thank the Mother she doesn’t pull away from that touch.
he says. “You just flew for an hour straight. That’s farther than
you’ve ever come before and Cauldron, I’m proud. But you need to rest.
I’m not joking when I say you could kill yourself if you go too far.”
His hands slide slowly, sweetly from her shoulders to her neck until he
cups her face, but Nesta feels so tight - so tense in that hold. His
little spitfire in all that raging spirit always. It makes him feel
light as air. “I’d really prefer it if you didn’t die, hmm?”
eyes soften for just a moment, her shoulders slumping. She dances up on
the tips of her toes again and Cassian thinks she might lean into him
finally, maybe even kiss him the way she sometimes does after she’s been
flying for the day and the wind has left her breathless and she takes
Cassian home to discover entirely new ways of feeling the rush flying
creates in them both…
But just when her lips graze his own, Nesta teases out, “I said again, Commander,” and Cassian curses, “So we go again.” And Nesta can tell by how close they’re standing that Cassian’s other Illyrian skills are kicking into overdrive.
takes a great breath, adjusting his stance and likely certain other
parts beneath his pants, but releases his hold on her. “Alright, Ness.
We go again.”
They do. And with the wind in her hair and the sun on her skin, it is heaven.
Cassian insists they limit themselves to ten more minutes only.
I want more people to see this. Please repost. People need to see what Lay, Zhang Yixing, has done.
I was just watching EXO Monster music video, the Chinese version. A lot of people were saying Lay wasn’t getting enough lines in M versions and how it’s a Chinese song where the Chinese get two lines. Then you get comments like:
“Well everyone needs to remember that everyone has their designated roles in the group. Lay has improved greatly in terms of singing, and he is indeed better than he used to be, but he came to SM as a dancer. Just because he’s Chinese does not mean he has the right to all the lines.“
“Maybe Lay’s voice didn’t suit some lines within the song in comparison to the other members.“
“The problem is that he can’t sing as well as baek and kyungie.”
“…because LAY has too much personal activities…”
I don’t even want to continue.
People keep saying ‘Why do Chinese members keep leaving’ and how Chinese people always ‘leave for money’. Look, Lay is here staying in the group and not going for the money and supporting his brothers, he is keeping to his words ‘we are one’. Yes, it’s true that Lay has his own personal studio in China and is doing variety shows and dramas in China but he still has to give SM a big part of his income. Don’t know whether it’s 100% accurate but according to a website in China, half of Yixing’s personal studio staff was employed by SM and Yixing has to give 70% of his income to SM. Well, 30% of is income is actually a lot considering how well he’s doing in China but bare in mind Yixing is the one doing all the work and he has to give SM 70% of it.
Lay has make his way into the Chinese market and had gotten so popular recently starring in variety shows like Go Fighting and honestly, he can do so much better and so much more if he left the group and focus on his career in China but is he leaving? No. He’s not leaving. The reason why Chinese members keep leaving is because of this. This is a song in Mandarin and a Chinese members get two lines. TWO FUCKING LINES. Kris and Tao used to get one lines or two lines in songs and maybe not even have a proper line in K versions. If you search Kris voice on YouTube, someone made a compilation of his solo lines from MAMA to Overdose (M and K version included) you would find that he only had 8.33 minutes overall. And for Tao, he only got 4 minutes. There is a reason why members want to seek for more opportunities and want be able to do more. There are members like Sehun where all his lines were E-X-O (well he did have more lines in Love Me Right and recent songs).
How do you expect them to still stay when people like Kris who trained for 7 years, not knowing whether he’s going to debut and when he does, he get two lines in a song(except raps) and would always be placed at the back while performing live. He was originally supposed to debut after training for 3 years but the date got pushed back and SM told him, ‘Just wait another year.’ Another year became two years, three years, four years. He had became the foreign trainee who has trained for the longest time in SM. How do you expect him to still stay? I don’t even want to go into how Kris’s body conditions were and how he has serious problems with his body. See how well Kris doing in China and even starred in Hollywood films, would he be doing that if he stayed?
Back to Lay. I hate it when people say stuff like “Lay only focus on his career in China and doesn’t even do EXO stuff anymore.” Excuse me, how dare you say that. Yes, Yixing did spend a lot of time in China filming and doing variety shows but he’s trying so hard to keep up with both EXO and himself. Let me tell you Lay’s schedule and after this you wouldn’t dare say he doesn’t try.
This is his schedule for the past two months.
5th-Beijing to Gimpo
9th-Incheon to Shanghai
13th-Back to Korea
18th-Incheon to Beijing
19th-<To Be A Better Man> Conference
20th-Beijing to Seoul
23th-Incheon to Xiamen
25th-Xiamen to Shanghai
28th-Hongqiao to Seoul
5th-Seoul to Shanghai
6th-<Old Nine Gates> Conference
6th-Premiere of <To Be A Better Man>
7th-Back to Korea
8th-EXO comeback showcase
This was his schedule for the past two months. How dare you say that Yixing is not doing enough EXO stuff. Not a normal person can bear with the stress and tiredness flying almost every two days. Why do you think he keeps flying back to Korea? He could have stayed in China since he has so many conference to go to. It’s because EXO comeback has a lot of planning and practicing to do. If he has ‘given in to money’ like some people like to say, why do you think Yixing has given up his time for resting and flying back and forth China and Korea. If he has really ‘given in to money’ why shouldn’t he just leave? Why does he keeps mentioning EXO in China? At the end of interviews he would always tell people to not only support him but also EXO. He doesn’t need to do any of that. He really don’t. He could’ve just left and continue what he’s doing in China. But he keeps his promises. He promised to stay with the members, he promised to not leave, he promised to prove that Chinese people are trustworthy.
You can’t judge Yixing if you haven’t tied sandbags to your body to practice dancing for almost two years just because you think your dancing wasn’t going anywhere, it was to a point where he can’t even stand up because of the damages he has done to his waist. You can’t judge Yixing if you haven’t seen the amount of time he puts into making a ‘better Zhang Yixing’. You can’t judge Yixing if you haven’t had a cramping leg but still managed to finished a short interview and the whole Love Me Right choreography and immediately collapsed to the ground after the performance. These are all happening when people call him names like “attention seeking bitch”. He is still standing. He doesn’t deserve all this. He doesn’t even to work half as hard but chose to because he wants to prove to all those people who judged him, who attacks him, who call him names. If you haven’t gone through what Yixing has gone through, what gives you the right to judge him?
“Hope that I will be able to let the others see, everything of Zhang Yixing is good, only then I feel it’s really amazing. Let the others see he result, the process ins’t really that important.”-ZhangYixing
If you’re judging him or has judged him, think about whether you’ll be able to go through all this and still put on a smile for everyone.
Zhang Yixing is so hardworking and is such an amazing human being. SM need to change, and SM need to appreciate the effort Yixing is putting into EXO.
We’ve already lost three members, we couldn’t afford to lose more.
My last official assignment for my character painting class. Only one more week of class and it’s all over.. Time really does fly by, huh? I’ll see what more personal projects I can squeeze in before I return back home and I’ll keep sharing for sure!
Background is a combination of painting and photobash, the character and props are based on the model we had posing during class. :)
Things Bioware need to fix in Mass Effect Andromeda: SPOILER FREE!!
Hey guys. I’ve been playing the game since release and I’ve decided to write a list of all the things I think Bioware should improve upon in future Mass Effect: Andromeda updates. These are things that I think are reasonable that Bioware could improve upon that aren’t super intensive like changes to story or anything like that. I think the game is great and I’m loving it, it just needs some work to bring it up to standard.
- Add the ability to change complexion, brows, eye shape, nose shape, mouth shape.
- Add more skin tones.
- Add more detail to the eye textures. Characters with paler eyes look fake or scared. Inquisition did this really well so I’m not sure why it didn’t translate.
- The same for hair colours, the dyed ones are too fake looking and its alarming seeing it on npcs as well. Colour wheel for hair suggested by neednerdiness (link to come when i know what I’m doing lol)
- If custom Ryder is selected, Alec’s appearance should also be adjustable (ability to change his features or select default Alec). If not, Alec’s features should change depending on the changes the player makes to Ryder, not on what the preset looks like before changes.
- Change the opacity slider for makeup (to go darker) and add one for tattoos.
(And less likely but add more variation in tattoos and make-up instead of just the geometric/tribal ones.)
- Have unique hairstyles separate from npc hairstyles. This is one Bethesda are at fault for as well, its really disappointing and quite frankly very lazy.
- This ones just for me. I need more outfits, I need a dress! Please Bioware make it happen, I will pay for more clothes.
- The ability to change your appearance!!!! This is so important, it doesn’t have to be canon, it could be a final confirmation like in Fallout 4, or something like the Black Emporium dlc.
- Shorten travel times when viewing planets in a solar system. This does conflict with the real time view you see from the windows on the Tempest but I doubt many people leave the galaxy map when just scanning planets. It is tedious having to wait to arrive at each planet. They could do this by having a quick select for the nexus, aya and outpost planets.
- When returning to the Tempest it should remain on the planet/Nexus/etc until you select a new location on the galaxy map. This is so emails and crew can be checked for any new quests at that location and you don’t have to leave the planet and fly straight back.
- Party banter (and any other dialogue when travelling) frequently gets cut off when other dialogue is triggered to play. This needs to be changed so that one plays after the other to avoid overlapping or missing the first conversation altogether. Uncharted 4 does this really well.
- Every time you open the mining interface, SAM repeats the same dialogue about how you can mine in that area. Its annoying and unnecessary.
- When accepting rewards at the AVP Status Control, multiple awards should be condensed into one menu to save time.
- More skills for your squad! I’m on my first playthrough at 78% completion and my squad are maxed out.
- More Nexus levels! I’m at lvl 20 with -1,666 A.V.P. It would be great if I could unlock the rest of the pods.
- Remove already selected topics from the dialogue wheel. Suggested by stepp3nwolf.
- Better organisation of completed quests.
- Clearer way to compare armor and weapon stats to the ones currently equipped. Suggested by n7biotic.
- Asari faces need more variation, currently it seems they all have the same face model as Lexi. Suggested by citadelsavior.
- The ability to skip the opening cutscenes.
Jess - I finally found out where I'd seen Sam's facial expression during Cait's speech at the Baftas before. I was rewatching the Paley panel from 2015 (God, was that 2 years ago? Time really does fly). When Cait's telling the story about the first time they met at their chemistry test and how she immediately felt the trust between them and so on, he looks exactly the same as at the Baftas. He was deeply touched and desperately trying not to let it show and keep it together, on both occasions.
Bless him, he’s trying so hard to hide his emotions 😭😭😭😭
I really love your blog! Could you do Shinee as college students or their study habits?
hi anon! i love YOU
everyone automatically assumed he was an upperclassman even as a freshman
looks serious and pensive when he wears his glasses, still a dork tho
always in sweats bc he likes to be comfy
never has meals??? someone pls swipe him
never on campus bc naptime
can catch him in the library tho he’s that kid trying to unwrap and eat a granola bar in the quiet part of the lib
he would be embarrassed but otherwise his stomach will make whale mating calls and a crinkling wrapper is the lesser evil by far
sick of hearing “working at starbucks” jokes bc he’s liberal arts
actually is part-time barista at starbucks on campus tho
always has at least two essays to write at all times but always chilling until deadlines
around finals: “can you snort coffee”
so sleep deprived that he is on another plane of existence (”i can hear my heartbeat and i don’t think that’s something that should be happening”)
wears sunglasses everywhere and people think it’s because he’s just constantly hungover but no sometimes he just closes his eyes to nap for a few secs without anyone noticing
go to every single event where they bring puppies to campus for stress relief
has a blanket and does work/read outside when the weather’s warm
will turn down going out to finish homework….. and actually do homework
but also bingewatches netflix like it’s his job
does not realize that sometimes he looks at the prof too intensely and like won’t blink??? for a really long time and they are sweating
always featured in the uni brochure looking fly as hell (he keeps all of them and posts them on his wall but in an aesthetic way)
meticulous color coded notes!!! is he a person or a typewriter
sticks out his tongue when he’s concentrating on studying
is always wearing some kind of school merch srsly the bookstore gets most of their money from choi sales
also has a lot of other university merch bc he traded with friends
a campus tour guide
he knows all the history behind the buildings and when they were built and just wants the incoming students to feel welcome
there is a GIANT blown up picture of him in the welcome center of him screaming at one of the football games
he’s very proud of it and has taken a pic in front of it imitating himself (it’s his pro pic he’s never going to change it)
always looks a little harassed bc he is once again late it’s just who he is as a person
can never remember where his classes are and it’s the end of the semester omg
his phone background is his schedule
eats an obscene amount in dining halls
never raises his hand but when the prof calls on him bc they don’t think he’s paying attention he has really profound answers
when he was a frosh he had a legit map bc he was trying to find his building and a senior actually stopped and asked him if he was lost and helped him like he looked that helpless and sometimes he flashbacks to that moment randomly and it’ll probably haunt him for the rest of his life
since a lot of people are requesting college AUs i’m thinking of maybe doing a more extended version for each member later on!
leaving you was cutting a piece of a string loose
which i had equated to freedom, which i had
assumed meant endless redwoods and vanilla skies
just how leaving the others felt like so
and it did; for months i swore it did
i was kissing fresh air and faces, and my heart —
it no longer felt like it was waiting for an echo
so that it could beat in response
so i don’t know how to describe what it was
standing on the edge of a ship at 2am, flying
underneath a bridge and making a wish to any god
where i finally felt the string i had cut off
circle to meet its closed loop
if you’re out there reading this
i hope you’ve found your vanilla sky
mine only came with time
time really does heal wounds // (goodbye, for real this time)
Cover is of the oracion seis arc. Y’know, A lot of people like the Oracio Seis as characters and that’s fine but I’ve heard many say the Oracion Seis is the arc where the quality of FT had a dip for the first time. If that is accurate than this is the most fitting cover in a while…
We open on Natsu and Zeref clashing. This will be the last scene that makes a lick of sense.
Natsu’s burning magic… I don’t know how the fuck that’s possible given the fact he hasn’t eaten Atlas’s hell flames
oh but we need to get to the next layer of bull shit and that’s back with BP and Jellal
Let’s break down the stupid of this page, first why is it going to blow up? Seriously this damage is nearly the same as the damage taken in the OS arc, but the christina didn’t explode. Actually I can tell you why it’s going to explode, “we need to add a level of urgency to make the scene more engaging” But you know, your facing the king of dragons so really there’s already enough tension.
Second, Your right, HOW IS IT FLYING!? Last time it lost a wing it took 3 mages with very specific powers to make it fly!
Third, Your mission, Anna? Hahaha Your damn mission was to make sure those dragon slayers made it across the gate, the mission to beat acnologia was theirs. Fuck off…
Oh fuck off. How does the fact it doesn’t have enough magic to fly suddenly become negated when Ichiya’s at the helm?
Oh, now isn’t this sweet. I’m suppose to care about the comic relief character in a guild that has been the butt monkey of this series for years and it’s the same comic relief character who appeared in this arc being completely useless? Gag me…
First of all, are you kidding me? Seriously? OK I thought Jellal doing this WAS protecting Erza. Because when plot convenience isn’t involved, ERZA DOES FINE PROTECTING HERSELF! Also, Jellal’s going to do a bang up job protecting her with all his bones broken.
But hey there’s a reason this needed to happen, Ichiya has constantly thought as Erza being his love interest but this is here to obviously show that Ichiya cares about her happiness and gives his blessing to jellal… OH WHAT FRESH HELL! Okay, Jellal doesn’t even know Ichiya has the hots for erza nor did he exhibit any of his running joke about hitting on erza, so now your scene loses weight to it.
This is something I will get into on the post chapter follow up but now we have the prioritizing of Jerza ruining the over all narrative.
So they ram the ship into Acnologia
oh god no
NO NO NO NO NO
Oh if this crap wasn’t bad enough I have something intercut between this moment and it’s something I know everyone’s dying to see: Nakama power defeating the final villain…
I love how not even Zeref is sure of this bull crap at first as if he knows this’ll never get a good explanation. Also this power to beat White Zeref comes from Natsu’s “Wild emotions”, call me crazy but I’m pretty damn sure last chapter this power was the the strength of the guild. Guess I should now expect not even continuity from a chapter ago not to be consistent.
Y’know for the mighty clash of flames between the Dragon king and white wizard thee guild is still in good shape
Wait why should I care about semantics when I have this to cut to…
Yep, Acnologia, king of dragons, Black Dragon of the apocalypse, was just defeated by a plot convenience hole, a comic relief character who isn’t even a member of Fairy Tail, and a character who was introduced not even 10 chapters ago…
No Jenny… No one won. Well at least none of the fans of Fairy tail did…
ggggggggggggGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAIL! YOU FAIL! GAHHHHH!!!!!!
*huff* *huff* OKAY believe it or not there’s still some chapter left to go
Yeah I’m surprised that recovery magic didn’t activate a little sooner.
Wow, even Natsu has gotten tired of this crap. Oh Zeref has become black again meaning he no longer hast Fairy Heart.
Post chapter follow up: OH WHERE DO I EVEN START! Well lets start at the end, there are those who will say “Acnologia will be back, there’s still 10 chapters left”. I don’t think so. There’s no indication of that being possible and the characters who were sacrificed were two non FT characters meaning there’s no urgency for their happy ending. Hiro wrote Acnologia so strong that there was no way he could write a decent way to beat Acnologia without having a deus ex machina involved. I don’t have the faith Acnologia comes back, I don’t know what comes next week or the week after but if Acnologia does come back great but right now… I have no words.
Zeref’s defeat, if this had happened on it’s own and it was the whole point of the chapter, then honestly I wouldn’t have hated it so much. I know this is something we try not to let spoil the story and it’s that we know Natsu will win. No matter how high the deck is stacked we know he would have won. But all of this feels so undeserved. The power of all the guilds feelings in the form of a pseudo fire dragon king mode able to overcome infinite power is just horse crap. But even so I actually might have accepted it if portrayed in a wa\y that makes great white wizard look like a moron. While I give props you manged to show the arm being burned, knowing wendy is in the guild those burns will last an hour at most.
Now the sacrifice of Anna, I’ve called that since she showed up so honestly I’m not surprised. But Jellal cheats death. I can’t help but wonder the idea of sacrificing Jellal to protect the woman he loves would’ve made an excellent parallel to simon. SHowing Jellal has come full circle, that even in death not only did he ensure the woman he loved was safe for the time being but her and those close to her would be safe for years to come. But no we had to gut this to have two characters that most people don’t care about give up their lives instead of the long time supporting cast member, who’s death would’ve carried more weight, all for the sake he gets a happy ending with his shp.
This once again follows the trend in this arc of ships taking priority over the narrative. The idea of Jellal and Erza getting together for their happy ending matters more than the conclusion for the villian hyped since tenrou. I know there are many who want Jellal and Erza to be happy together and there’s nothing wrong if you do but when it comes down to it, if you have to choose between a happy end for ship or a good conclusion for your story, it shouldn’t be a question what’s the priority.
Now some people don’t care. As they predicted Jellal wasn’t going to die given Hiro’s track record. People said “lol we know jellal wasn’t going to die” well that doesn’t excuse bad writing. Just because something is consistent, doesn’t stop it from being bad.
All I can say for this chapter as whole is this chapter was disrespectful. Not just to readers but to characters. This was disrespectful to the DS, BP, Jellal, Erza, FT, Zeref, Acnologia, even Anna. This chapter feels like it spit all over the series.
Ugh before I give this a rating I want to say I was talking to a friend of mine, they said while they may disagree with me on my opinions (and sometimes sugar coating of the series) they were amazed that I had hope that the series could still end well. And I carried that hope for the longest time but now, it feels like that hope’s gone for the first time. Every time there was something ad in the series we often tired to put hope into what we believed Hiro would give the proper time and effort, and that was something to look forward to. But now there’s almost nothing left (excluding ships). I know there is still 10 chapters left and hope isn’t “dead” but now we’re so past the breaking point, I don’t even know if what happens in those next chapters can atone for this.
Hiro… I know you have a new series you want to do and I think that’s great. I think you need a clean slate, but you have to remember you’re not writing your new series now, you’re still writing fairy tail. All I ask is you try Hiro Mashima, We’ve seen what it’s like when you do and all I ask is you do it again.
It was no secret that you and Draco were the best of friends. The Malfoys and the Y/L/Ns were known to be comrades in the past, and they still are up to this moment. When you were still a toddler, his family and yours would spend every holiday with each other, so the blooming of your friendship with him was inevitable if you were going to be frank.
Though, as the years pass by and the two of you grow older, some things started to change little by little. Of course, you were getting mature and so did Draco. The next thing you know, what used to be harmless teasing held meaning. Every hug and ‘I love you’ didn’t just mean just something, it meant more.
The both of you knew you loved each other, but neither knew that the other was in love already, and that often led to a few confusion and probably hope.
“You’re a coward.” Draco taunted while he mounted his broom up in the astronomy tower, standing on the edge with a very mischievous grin on his face.
You rolled your eyes, “It’s called being practical and safe, Malfoy. So do me a favor and just go back here before someone catches us.”
It was already past curfew and Draco had managed to force you to go up to the astronomy tower with him. You thought the two of you were just going to talk there, have a little banter, but as soon as he picked up his broom you knew what he intended to do.
“What if I don’t?” he asked, his grip on his broomstick getting tighter.
“I’ll tell your father about this.” You teased which caused him to scowl.
“You wouldn’t.” Draco narrowed his eyes towards you.
You couldn’t help but smirk. “Don’t test me.”
Just as those words left your lips, he purposely dived down which caused you to widen your eyes and rush towards the balcony.
You weren’t a fan of heights, so you never understood what was the hype about riding broomsticks despite riding one in the past for academic purposes only. For this reason, Draco always thought it was funny to tease you about it by flying around your space or threatning you by pretending to slip from his broom, much to your annoyance.
It took a few seconds before Draco appeared in front of you in midair.
Even though he had done it a hundred times, it still makes you really anxious every time he does it because of the thought of him falling down and breaking all his bones and probably dying.
You glared at his grin and turned around, not tolerating his actions this time for you were far too tired and sleepy.
“Wait, Y/N,” he flew towards your direction and got down, grabbing your elbow. “I’m sorry. You know I like to make fun of you like this.”
You pulled away from his hold, “And you know I don’t like those kind of jokes. How many times do I have to tell you that —”
“Yada, yada, yada, yada.” he cut you off by abruptly pulling you to his chest.
Draco placed both arms around you and hugged your body, swaying side to side to lighten the mood. You admit that it was working a little bit but you were still annoyed.
“How much do you care for me?” he asked out of nowhere while you give in and return his hug.
“Why do you ask?”
You raised your eyebrow, pulling back to look at him properly. “That’s not the real reason.”
He looked uneasy as he too stepped a little further to see your face clearly, just under the moonlight with the wind blowing softly causing your hair to slightly fly behind you.
“You’re right …” he bit his lip. “Um, I was actually going to tell you something tonight, that’s why I asked you to come here with me.”
“So, you didn’t ask me to come here to annoy me?” You teased which made him laugh.
He shook his head. “No, no.”
You nodded and crossed your arms. “What are you going to tell me then?” you inquired. “Are you finally confessing your undying love for Potter?”
“Y/N, you completely ruined the mood.” he bluntly stated while you chuckled.
“Then tell me. Hurry up because I’m sleepy.”
“Okay.” he murmured softly before gaining the courage to lean down and kiss you.
Your eyes were wide at first but you slowly learned to close them after a few seconds. But once you started realizing that Draco Malfoy, your best friend, was kissing you, you stopped kissing him and pushed him away.
“Bloody hell!” you slapped his arm. “W-What was that?”
He frowned, “I’m sorry, I thought you wanted to —”
“I could have if you asked!” you didn’t let him finish his sentence, your cheeks red from what just happened moments ago.
Draco was confused by your statement. “Wait, so you do want to kiss me?” he was smiling now.
“Properly.” you defended. “I mean, I was expecting our first kiss to be something romantic. You could have at least told me so I was ready.”
“Y/L/N, you are extremely peculiar.” Draco mused. “But I guess that is one of the reasons why I’m in love with you.”
You grinned at that. “You do?”
He stepped closer. “Yup.”
Draco leaned down again but stopped just as your noses were touching. “Can I kiss you again?”
You laughed. “After I tell you I’m in love with you too.”
He snorted at how cheesy you were but you can see how his eyes sparkled at your words. Draco grinned and finally pressed his lips to yours again, your arms finding its way to his neck to pull him closer.