there are probably others who can do it better

stupidwatermelonblog  asked:

Do u still hate me Senpai? T^T

Hate is a strong word… Um.. Tho no, why would I hate u? Maybe it’s more like I hate how u just straightforwardly said to someone.. Sure if it’s for me..like okay.. And I know I reacted negatively.. Sorry.. Tho.. U can’t just say that to anyone- if I wasn’t so suicidal like before I would have decided to do something stupid.. So u can’t just say that to someone especially who r TRYING hard and trying to fix what people think isn’t right about them, ya know- and now… I even quit trying to make my Russian better…. Just… Never… Say that… Again.. Or this time I will react more negatively because u have no idea how much that can effect other people who r probably going much worse than I am- u don’t know what I go through and so never say that to me, even if I warned u before that I’m bad at it.. U still did.. U could’ve at least criticized me… And so… Just… Don’t ever do anything related to it to anyone at all- u could’ve made a big mistake in ur life… Because even the slightest insult can poke the breaking point in people’s life… Just be careful and put more thoughts into ur actions now- and u r probably thinking on why this is such a big deal…well u can’t know the story behind it I was badly bullied for not being able to communicate with anyone here..and what’s worse is that because of it I couldn’t ask help, when I tried all I got was a laugh and a kick for not knowing how to speak their language properly…there could be many different reasons for others ..and u don’t know it so think before u r going to say it-

signs as people I know (check moon and sun signs)-

aries: passionate about finding new ways to show love and create love with others, willing to put themselves down so others feel better, warm hugs, prefers music without words because they understand the message better without words telling them, will drive you to IHOP at midnight because you forgot to eat dinner, they care about literally fucking everyone, easily accept that change is unavoidable, their exuberant energy can seem very intimidating, outgoing, try to do the right thing, excessive will literally everything (its okay ily), ardent, hate waiting for shit to happen, want the quickest and easiest way out of everything, their passion can be destructive and actually detrimental.

taurus: art is abundant in their ‘safe’ place, trying their best tbh, will put aside time that they need in order to help someone else, dislikes close minded people, sleeping prolly, has music too loud but they will tell you it’s not loud enough, thinks a shit ton about wether or not people like them but will never tell you that, actually very confident people, don’t really care about what people think of them but also cares a shit ton about what people think of them, so fucking loyal and expect nothing in return, can complain a lot actually, loyaloyaloyal, hate it when others see them cry, tries to ignore their problems because ‘they don’t have enough time to deal with them’ (get it together, hoes), need more time for self-reflection. 

gemini: can make anyone easily laugh, knows what’s in and what’s out, veryyyy generous people, pretty smiles, has good music taste because they listen to all types of music, relatable, seems very unattached to reality at times, doesn’t give up something/someone if they really love them, will cook for you willingly, they are ‘too cool’ for drama but typically start drama, will spend their whole night talking to you about future goals they have and the most random shit, life of the party, if you want to instantly laugh hang around a gemini, don’t consider other people in their decisions sometimes, will remove themselves of negative situations because there is nothing they hate more than negative people. 

cancer: hold a very warm and gentle soul, can push people away because they tend to be very possessive but that is how they show love, they need a two year break, tries really hard to be relatable, let’s people walk over them without realizing, they love to pamper themselves to show love to themselves, you feel safe in their home, trusts people really easily, can get very broken and in a bad place if you betray them so please don’t honestly, when they’re angry it can show physically (red face, angry tears, etc), can be very dramatic, try to help others with confidence and self-esteem, will be there for you even if you aren’t there for them, oblivious to shitty people sometimes which results in trust issues. 

leo: can be independent when they are comfortable in the situation, typically want the best for everyone, will defend you when you’re not there, will block you if you annoy them, just want someone to chill with, secretly want a partner but won’t say that out loud, ‘fake fan’, they have beautiful souls, these are the type of people you should go to last minute plans with (concerts, road trips, etc), just wanna have fun and look amazing while doing it, need/deserve love and attention from loved ones, gives you food if you forgot your lunch at home, you can see their emotions in their eyes if you look hard enough.

virgo: will try to avoid being honest with you because they don’t want to hurt you, is taken advantage of too often, will bring you a cookie if you’re having a bad day, courteous, organized, the person that always smiles at strangers just because, not really sure what they want out of life, can be very whiny, always want to be doing something to pretend like they have it together, if they are your friend please take advantage of how supportive they are to you, will very randomly give you compliments that can literally save your life because they’re always very thoughtful, amazing listeners, capable of fulfilling their dreams if they believe in themselves too, having boundaries is okay and you deserve to respect them if you want to. 

libra: passionate about making others’ lives better, cuddle bugs, energetic, gives their time to anyone who actually listens to them, thinking outside of the box, probably really pretty, kind souls but a tough exterior, wears sweats to the store because who honestly cares, makes jokes with people on line at checkout, they probably have a tradition to cook breakfast on saturdays, knows how to look good and feel good, once they find their self-worth not a fucking bull-dozer can take it down, please try to fight them on facebook because you will lose, gentle people and will try to make you feel at home (problem: they don’t know how), quiet but their minds are spinning, need to learn to say ‘no’, stop worrying about what others think of you (who gives a shit??), hate silence and being alone, queens.

scorpio: very honest but also very petty without shame, fun and funny, blasts old jams in their car while trying their very best to avoid accidents, hates high school and loves college, just want to find a group that they fit in with, will try their best to make your birthday amazing I swear, open minded to literally everything honestly, critical friend, will tease you about something that happened five years ago, a total nerd about things they really like, very smart and efficient if they are motivated by their passion, unique style in all ways, beautiful minds, they can come across as two-faced but they are very indecisive when it comes to opinions, embraces new experiences, secretive. 

sagittarius: flirty and prolly is dating someone right now, wants everyone to be happy but forgets about making themselves happy, cooks pancakes for you at midnight on a Wednesday night, will almost cry but then remembers a funny video they saw and starts to laugh, hates themselves but shows themselves a lot of love, makes jokes out of their pain, lovable, look intimidating but are actually very welcoming, hides emotions like a pro, very optimistic about literally everything, if they get bored or annoyed they will move on from you, need to believe in themselves, don’t express gratitude but they really should, seemingly perfect(?), can sometimes compare themselves to others in order to make themselves feel better (stop.)

capricorn: “doesn’t study” (yes I’m onto you bitch) for tests but still gets amazing grades, can be very fake but honest with people they are close to, traditional without trying, will be there for you, they are very observant and will remember if you did something that meant a lot to them, honestly needs a hug and affection a lot more than they say, takes long hot showers to make up for the lack in physical affection, lovely people, good people to sit with in the back of the movie theater so that you can talk the whole time, will accidentally spill tea and start drama, trying their best, work well with people who have a good drive for things they are passionate about, doesn’t express emotion unless they can’t hold it in any longer

aquarius: so fucking funny, constantly trying to be a better person in order to make up for the shitty world, watches documentaries about the sex industry, sticks to their morals, thinks a lot about life and the meaning of all of this, thinks (knows) the government is hiding something, will kill you if you hurt an animal, super chill and loves music, passionate, indecisive to the extreme, smokes weed to see if food tastes differently, interesting individuals, don’t open up to others easily simply because they don’t want to, if you mean a lot to them they will try to protect you from the world, is hard on you because they want you to succeed, moves from one passion to the other (you guys are super adaptable if need be), an amazing friend if they choose to put effort into the friendship. 

pisces: very confused about life and that makes them very sad, protect them because they are amazing friends, cries about failing a lot, not judge mental, hates it when people accuse them of something they didn’t do, beautiful people with caring hearts that let’s in people who shouldn’t be let in, offer you a hug if they see you upset in any way, wants people to like them, trying to find who they are, tend to let people laugh at their pain, shuts down their feelings when they feel attacked, doesn’t purposely hurt anyone, will change themselves in order to be accepted, I notice that these people lose themselves too easily, once they find out who they are they are very stable and more content. 



-if you guys have more suggestions for more astrology related posts, let me know!!! :))))))

When we say “executive dysfunction”, I think it’s important to acknowledge to ourselves (and make clear to those who don’t struggle with it) that we’re talking about a basket of different struggles that we’re labeling with one name for convenience. One person’s executive dysfunction may not look like another person’s, even though the outcome (not being able to complete a task) may look similar from the outside.

Some people with executive dysfunction struggle to break down tasks into their component steps. Others struggle to connect cause and effect (’if I do this, this other thing will likely happen’), which makes daily life a confusing and sometimes terrifying black box. Still others can break down steps and parse out cause and effect, but they can’t start the first task (hello anxiety my old friend), or they get partway through and get distracted by a tangent or forget what the next step was because there were more than three (ah add i never miss you because you never leave), or they run out of energy before they can finish (tons of situations can cause this, both physical and mental). Sometimes people have a poor sense of how long it will take to do tasks, never seeming to budget enough because they don’t track time internally well. Others can only complete a task when they have sufficient adrenaline to spike their brain into focus, which usually means working in panic mode, which associates those tasks with Bad Feelings and further reinforces any anxiety the person may have.

And this isn’t just a few people. This is large-scale, across many groups struggling with different issues, from heavy metal poisoning to autism to add to chronic illness to anxiety to schizophrenia to mood disorders to traumatic brain injury, and more.

What we need, as a society, is to build better structures for supporting those with executive dysfunction, structures that acknowledge the multiple different types and causes. Because we cannot keep throwing the baby out with the bathwater here. We throw away incredible human potential that could help all of us because our society is set up to require a single skill which a large percentage of our teen and adult society doesn’t have and can’t easily develop (or they would have, trust me), or previously had by has temporarily lost due to injury or illness.

Instead of treating executive function as something that some people have developed and others haven’t, like artistic skills or a talent in maths or the ability to visualize systems or managing people, we treat it as a default that some people haven’t mastered because they’re [insert wrongheaded judgment here].

What if we treated the visual arts that way? If you can’t draw skillfully, you must be deficient in some way. How can you not draw? Anyone can draw. You start as a young child with crayons, what do you mean you can’t do this basic task?

Never mind that it’s a really complex skill by the time you’re expected to do the adult version, rather than the crayon version. Never mind that not everyone has been able to devote energy to developing that skill, and never mind that not everyone can visualize what they want to produce or has the hand-eye coordination necessary to accomplish it.

Now, I have friends who say that anyone can draw, and maybe they’re right on some level. But it’s hard to deny that it helps that drawing is optional. That you can opt out and no one thinks any less of you as a person. Executive function is treated as non-optional, and to some extent, since it’s involved in feeding and clothing and cleaning and educating oneself, it’s not entirely optional. But we make all of those tasks much harder by assuming by default that everyone can do them to an equal degree, and that no one needs or should need help.

If we built a society where it was expected that I might need timed reminders to eat, I would probably remember to do it more often. I certainly did as a child, when the adults around me were responsible for that task. Now that I’m an adult, the assumption is that I somehow magically developed a better internal barometer for hunger. Many people do. But I and many others did not. Recognizing that there are many of us who need help and treating that need as normal would go a long way toward building support into the basic fabric of our society.

But then, I guess that’s been the cry of disability advocates for decades; just assume this is a thing people need help with and build the entire structure with that assumption in mind.

Dating JB would include

Originally posted by jaesbum

Im Jaebum

-the perfect man
-best friend relationship
-with tense moments in between
- ;)
-him taking pictures of you when you aren’t looking
-you getting mad and chasing him to delete it
-you’ll never succeed
-he’s too fast and will protect the precious moment he captured
-he needs someone who can handle him
-like legit probably get into arguments over the tiniest things
-“i swear you better not”
- ur gonna do it
- “you’re not the boss of me excuse”
- “Y/N don’t you da-”
- “are you going to stop me????”
- “don’t y/N STO-”
- “WATCH M E”
- “I SAID N O”
- meanwhile the boys are panicking in the other room because of all the yelling
- but when they come check it’s just you guys fighting bc of a video game
- “guys guys guys it’s just a ga-”
- both of you: “SHUT UP JACKSON NO ONE ASKED YOU”
- play fighting
- so many inside jokes
- you guys could be looking at one of the other members do something and give each other that look
- and burst out into laughter
- double dates w/ Youngjae
- he loves you two so mUCH
- in public the most you’ll get is hand holding
- but in closed spaces
- hEHEH
- he always has his arms around you
- pokes your legs
- your tummy
- and you slap his hands away
- but he keeps doing it bc it annoys you
- but mostly because he thinks you’re so c u t e and hot at the same time
- “you’re so cute jagiya”
- “hm?”
- “nothing”
- u heard and ur eternally blushing holy moly
- the boys adore you
- because their leader can get angry
- but u know how to calm him down
- and you aren’t scared to argue with him
- random gifts
- BOY ABOUT TO GIVE YOU A SCRAPBOOK
- IT’LL BE THE CUTEST THING
- So many pictures of you that you didn’t know about
- and of the two of you together
- of places where you guys visited
- pictures of you sleeping with lil captions that he wrote on the side
- when you’re sad he’ll hold you and tell you to stop being dumb
- and he’ll start making jokes about Jackson and BamBam probably
- and you can’t stay sad when you’re with him
-you’re his safe place and he’s yours
- you and Nora taking cat naps together
- and he thinks it’s the most precious thing in the world oh my god
- there are hardly any serious pictures of the two of you together
- you guys could spend hours laughing and making fun of each other
- if you live together beware
- there’s a silent ongoing prank war going on
- you’ll be coming out of the bathroom at night and he’s waiting outside to scare you
- “W HY ARE YO U LIKE TH I S”
- He’s dying with laughter on the floor
- “Yah jagi let me in im sORRY”
- the door slowly opens
- insert horror movie music
- “You can’t stay mad at m- OHMYFXKC”
-“THAT WASNT FAIR
- Now you’re laughing but u better run
- babygirl kind of guy
- you’ll be lying together in bed and he just gets real close
-starts whispering random things
- some not so random
- “c'monnn babygirl~”
- and he’ll smile right after
- late night car rides
- arcades
- clubs
- he’ll take you anywhere and everywhere
- you frame some of the pictures he takes
- and when he finds out about the pictures you have of him on your phone he tries to delete them
- but can’t figure out your password
- and whenever you fight with him he remembers about the pictures and can’t stay mad
- “I hate you get away from me”
- “You’re a horrible liar Y/N”
- “No I really do actually hate you”
- “Is that why you have all those pictures of me in your phone?”
- d e a t h g l a r e
- “you’re so cute when you’re mad”
- basically a relationship with Im Jaebum is filled with adventures and life and so much love that the two of you show in subtle ways
- whether it’s you listening to him sing and helping him through whatever he needs, big or small
- or him being your best friend and soulmate, always feeling the need to protect and love you
- you guys love each other like little kids and that’s all you could ever ask for

Korrra is the Best Avatar

People think Korra is the WORST Avatar while I think she is the best and here my reasons why she is 

Originally posted by nokorranolife

1. She is the first ever Avatar who learned and can do metalbending

Originally posted by aavilio

2. Probably the first bisexual Avatar 

Originally posted by avatarparallels

3.  She lost her connection from previous Avatars but still manage to get wisdom from her friends

Unlike other Avatars who get their wisdom from her past lives like Aang getting his wisdom/help from Roku. Korra gets her wisdom from her friends like Zuko  

Originally posted by fire-nender

Even her enemies

Originally posted by korranation

4. She has fought villains that actually want to make a difference, a better world  for everyone but their ideas are out of line while other Avatars (like Aang) have to face tyrants or corrupt spirits 

5. Korra is the one who brought the spirit world and human world together, instead of making them separate. Changing the world greatly in the good way

6.  She suffered from PTSD and Depression for quite some time. she was also physically damaged, rendering her unable to walk

7. She is the one who brought back Airbenders by merging the Human World with the Spirit World, making them to be reborn

Originally posted by justarandomguywholikethings

Korra, one of the best Avatar ever in the Avatar series. 

Credit: Sinner-in-a-trashcan

ncr: our president is surrounded by our most elite soldiers when giving his speech, if youre hated by the ncr you better tread lightly in a disguise, and no matter who you are if you step too close you get shot.

diamond city: idk man you can stand there naked aiming a gun at the mayors head during his speech. no one cares. our guards are probably on the other side huffing jet. honestly this guy has only one guard in his office we just do not care what happens to him.

There are few important things I really want to talk about. Please reblog so everyone who’s in Eddsworld Fandom can see.

FIRST OF ALL, I just want to make sure people understands that what they are doing is wrong and how they are ruining the fandom. Here are some points I sorted out.

1. TomTord Fandom

I’m not judging the ship. I actually like Tomtord ㅡ they’re cute together. I ship them AS A FICITIONAL CHARACTER NOT A REAL PERSON?! WHAT THE HELL?!  HOW DARE YOU HARASS TOM AND TORD?! DON’T YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THE WORD PRIVACY IS? YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S REALITY AND WHAT’S NOT. BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS, TORD LEFT. BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS, NOW TOM IS GONE TOO. PLEASE PLEASE, PLEASE GROW UP AND BE MATURE.

And now for the people who hates the ship. Look, I get it ㅡ you guys probably don’t know why people ship them because they clearly hate each other but look. There’s a thing called “hate ship”. You pair two characters who hate each other. Basically every fandom has one so you need to get over with it. Don’t tell tomtord shippers weird or don’t just swear at them. Nobody’s the same so you should respect what others like or ship.

2. Shipwars

Oh god where do we start… Everyone has their own OTP and you should respect others. People can ship whatever they want if it’s fictional! Please don’t say this ship is better than the other. That’s only your opinion. Everyone can’t be the same. If you keep saying them aloud you’ll bring hatred over some people. DON’T.

3. Forced Shipping

For all eddsworld askblogs ㅡ this message goes to you. Except for the blogs that’s about specific ships. (EX. Ask toredd! Ask tomtord!) That way people knows what ships they have so who hates it can easily avoid it.

There might be some people who are very uncomfortable with the ship you guys are including on the blog. Especially in the au blog. People there are following the blog because they’re interested in the plot and the story line the au follows. Well, maybe some ships but you shouldn’t put that in the middle.

4. Using arts without credit

THIS IS THE HUGE PROBLEM. I SEE MANY PEOPLE USING MY ARTWORKS, AND MY FRIENDS’. THEY NEVER CREDIT US, OR NEVER EVER ASKED US. PLEASE ASK THE ORIGINAL ARTIST BEFORE YOU USE IT. WE WORKED VERY HARD ON IT. HOURS AND HOURS. IT’S NOT EASY TO CREATE SOMETHING. RESPECT US AND STOP DOING THAT. THIS GOES TO ALL THE FANDOMS, NOT JUST EDDSWORLD

5. Harassment

As you know, Tord and Tom left because people wouldn’t stop forcing them to make out or be together in real life ㅡ same goes to Paultryk now. I’m not saying that I’m against the ship. I’m saying that don’t cross the line. Imagine if group of people shipping you with your friend and won’t stop talking about it and forcing you to kiss your friend. How annoying would that be? Also, please when you draw fan arts or write a fanfiction don’t use their last name because that’s just messed up. They’re real life people just like you and me! Later, if they get a job or something normally their boss searches up their name to see who they are. WELP IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESULTS THERE WILL BE GAY FANARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE PLEASE DON’T RUIN THEIR LIFE. PEOPLE ALSO SENDS BUNCH OF GAY FANARTS TO THEM ALSO?! WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA?!??!

Tord can’t even use his own name now because of you guys. He disappeared because he was scared, disgusted by you people. Tord’s youtube channel is gone too ㅡ why are you doing this to them? 

6. R.I.P

EVERY FUCKING TIME I LOOK AT THE COMMENT SECTION THERE’S ALWAYS A COMMENT SAYING R.I.P EDD. YES I KNOW HE’S NOT WITH US ANYMORE AND YOU GUYS ARE JUST BEING POLITE BUT PLEASE FUCKING STOP SPAMMING THAT. THINK OF WHAT THE EDDSWORLD CREW WILL FEEL. I FEEL SORRY FOR THEIR NOTIFICATION BOX. OH HEY GUESS WHAT IF YOU LOOK AT TOMSKA’S CHANNEL DARKSQUIDGE THAT COMMENT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. Please just stop. That’s messed up. We get it. He’s in heaven where he can drink cola whenever he wants. Don’t remind us about it. We won’t forget, we promise. You don’t have to constantly tell us. 


It’s not fine at all.

What the fuck is wrong with you all? Why? We all love Eddsworld but you guys are ruining it for many people.

4

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, 2015, dir. George Miller

I can’t add much to the dialogue about this brilliant movie so I’ll just reiterate a couple of points: so amazing to see an action movie filled with women of all ages fighting for themselves and for each other. (How do we make this even better? Adding some more kickass women of color to the few here.) This has ruined me for basically every action movie I’ve tried to watch since - I can no longer tolerate the sexist jokes, the sneering male leads, the One Strong Female Character (Who Is Probably An Uptight Bitch). I also love how saturated with color this movie is. Wear that color on your sleeve!

(Also, that last image is probably my favorite in a film where essentially every frame is exquisite/breathtaking. It just gutted me.)

RFA + Saeran and V meet MC’s really nice ex

I decided to combine these two since they’re similar. And can I just say how I’m all yours when you start a request with “I always see things like this and that, but I want you to do different”?Iit makes me feel really special <3

So here it is, hope you like it! ^^


Zen

  • He thought he was the perfect man… until he met your ex.
  • What the hell? The guy is handsome, smart, rich and… did he mention he’s handsome?
  • Like, this man looks like he just stepped out of an Emporio Armani ad! Zen never advertised for Emporio Armani.
  • And the way he interacts with you, fuck! He’s a true gentleman, Zen bets he never has to be worried about a beast trying to come out everytime you smile.
  • He wanted to hate the guy, but… ahhh, it’s impossible! He’s nice as fuck!
  • “Babe, why did you two break up?” he needed to know, he asked as soon as the guy got in his hybrid car and went home.
  • “We just realized we were better as friends.” “Why? Why weren’t you better as a couple? He’s… great! He’s… perfect, MC!”
  •  “Yeah, and perfection is boring!” well, at least he knew he wasn’t boring, but that meant he wasn’t perfect either…
  • You notice he got insecure. “Look, Zen. Nobody is perfect. I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect, he’s not perfect. And he is somebody I chose to share a friendship, you’re somebody I chose to share my life with.”  Oh wow…
  • “And you have better abs too.” You winked and smiled at him, and the beast woke up immediately. This time he wasn’t worried.

Yoosung

  • Oh shit! This poor cinnamon roll…
  • He can feel the smell of testosterone emanating from the guy. It’ just Old Spice, Yoosung, chill
  • And he’s so manly, but he’s also cool and fun. And he’s also a gamer, how come he doesn’t have dark circles under his dreamy eyes?
  • He’s making you laugh all the time! Yoosung wished he could be this funny, he’s always so flustered around you…
  • He’s not jealous of you two, he’s legitimately envying the guy!
  • “Why did you break up, MC?” he felt awful and great at the same time.  Great for being able to say this out loud, awful for sounding so bitter.
  •  “He is great, but just as a friend.” “But MC, he’s amazing! Why did you let him for… me?”
  • You were legitimately shocked, sometimes you hated he couldn’t see himself the way you did. “I never compare the people I date, Yoosung. Everyone is unique.”
  • “Yeah, he is a unique good and I’m…” “You’re both unique. Period. And he’s a good friend, you are the greatest boyfriend ever!”  you hugged him and he knew you weren’t comforting him, you were telling exactly what you felt.
  • “Also, let’s say his gamer fingers aren’t as good as yours.” You kissed him, and it was halfway through the kiss he actually got it what you meant. For the first time, he wasn’t flustered (not that much)…


Jaehee

  • Your first girlfriend, the woman who introduced you to all of this.
  • Now she could see why you were so chill, this girl definitely was a great influence on you embracing your own sexuality.
  • Yes, she was so chill, so confident, so adorable, she was basically a older and more experienced version of you.
  • You two laugh together loudly over the silliest things, she never feels that comfortable like this, she barely giggles when you two are watching Zen’s musicals.
  • She wants to be besty with you two. Well, mainly with you, but the girl seems so cool…
  •  “She’s really nice, MC. What happened between you two?” something must have happened, right?
  • “Nothing. It didn’t feel like a romantic relationship anymore, she was like this big sister, you know?”  “Oh, but sometimes I feel like I’m your big sister, MC…”
  • “You do? I never noticed, I think you’re great at showing your… romantic affection.” “That’s because you’re blinded by love, I’m actually terrible at it.”
  • Oh god… you hated when she got all insecure… “If you were terrible, we wouldn’t be together. Do you think I would stand a relationship where I’m not appreciated?” you got a point, yes, she really appreciates you.
  • “Now, can I show you how much I appreciate you?” she laughed, but you weren’t joking, she got that pretty quickly…

Jumin

  • He wasn’t really seeing the appeal of this guy at first.
  • Yes, he’s interesting, he’s smart, his jokes make sense, he looks elegant and refined even in a casual outfit, he… okay, Jumin sees now.
  • He could do business with this guy, he felt reliable and professional, and also very comfortable and never tense about anything.
  • And the way he treats you, he knows the perfect balance between being a gentleman and being a buddy. Jumin still struggles on the buddy part…
  • Ugh, this guy has charisma, he hates how not even him can dodge from all this charisma…
  • “Your friend is quite something, MC. Why did you two decide to keep it as friends?” he didn’t want to sound bitter, but… he was.
  •  “Hmmm, no special reason. We didn’t work as a couple, I guess.” “Why wouldn’t you work together? You look like a soap opera couple…”
  • “Well, and this is real life, so…” “So you’ll realize that, realistically, I’m not a good match for you.”
  • Oh my god… insecure Jumin was the weirdest and saddest thing ever. “No, realistically I’ll just enjoy a good friendship while I get to spend the rest of my life with the man I chose and love.” You swear you saw a blush there…
  • “Now, realistically, it’s time for me to fulfill some fantasies of you, right?” oh, and now there was a blush, but it quickly faded away…


Saeyoung

  • That guy was a professional comedian!
  • He’s also really hot, clever and his glasses look cooler too!
  • Saeyoung is almost leaving you for him, lololol
  • Seriously, this guy feels… natural. Saeyoung feels like he has to try so hard with you, this guy is effortless.
  • “He’s really cool, MC. Why did you break up?” he asked as casually as he could.
  • “No special reason, we realized we worked better as buddies.” “Oh, sometimes I feel like I’m your buddy, does that work for you?”
  • “If I weren’t so desperately in love with you? Yeah, sure.”  He gagged on his Dr. Pepper,
  • He wasn’t waiting for such a honest and direct answer like this, though it was exactly what he needed to hear.
  • “Now, buddy, why don’t you give me a little of your Dr. Pepper?” he was reaching his can to you, but you stopped him “I meant from your lips.” He smirked, well, he didn’t really need to effort to oblige your wish this time, did he?


Saeran

  • Okay, even if the guy were a prick, he would feel intimidated
  • But that’s not the case, the guy is cool! The super confident type who doesn’t give a shit about what other people can think about him
  • It’s almost like he’s a male version of you. He’s not that cute, tho, but… you get my point.
  • He usually doesn’t feel comfortable around your crazy and loud friends, but this is one he feels he could hang out with if he… wasn’t your ex, as in the man who probably saw you naked.
  • “He’s cool, why did you leave him?” he asked all of a sudden, you looked at him, puzzled.
  • “I… didn’t leave him, we decided together that we were better apart.” “Why? Do you really think you’re better now that you’re apart from him and… together with… me?”
  • “I do. Why? Is that a problem?”  “I don’t know, you tell me.” “Tell you what? That I love you?” “Yeah, exactly that!”
  • What was happening? Was this a fight about… you loving him? And he… loving you back, apparently?
  • “And I love you back, okay?” yep, it was a fight about love.
  • “So prove it. Show me how much you love me!” you tried to stay at that mad tone, but you couldn’t, now you were both smirking mischievously to each other, you know where this is going…


V

  • V would  like this guy no matter what, ad you told him how much this you admired and respected this guy
  • And yes, he was everything you said he would be.
  • He was a trustworthy and respectful young man, so clever and sweet!
  • And the way he treated you, not even V could compete with how much he cherished you.
  • Of course he liked this guy, he was the one you loved before him. Any person that is worth of your love has V’s unconditional respect.
  • “He’s amazing, MC. I almost don’t understand why you two broke up.” He just noticed the resentment when he said this out loud.
  • “Well, we… didn’t really have a reason. We just worked better as friends, I guess.” “I see… you guess.” Shit, you didn’t mean it like this…
  • “I mean, I… am sure. He’s really great, but…” “You can’t really finish this sentence, can you, my love?”
  • “Yes, I can! I’m in love with you now! Can you blame me for having such a good taste in men?” he blushed, he couldn’t blame you for anything, never. So he just gave in to your charms…

anonymous asked:

do you have any new fic recs??

Hi! This is a great question! Lemme go rummage through my bookmarks. For the record, I found like 98% of these from

@victuurificrec

so… I can’t promise I’ll mention anything new to you.


To start off with, I’m not going to say much about Kings in Couture by @slightlied, The Boyfriend Experience by @victorsporosya, Until my Feet Bleed and the Fandom Suffers by @kazliin, and a bunch of fics by @actualyuuri who writes way better and faster than anyone should be able to do. I freaking love those fics, but if you’re even remotely in this fandom, you probably have seen them already.

Here are other fics I also love (I’m really bad at knowing people’s tumblr names and so I’m sorry if I missed you.)

November’s Secret by Lanaberry: In which Yuuri deals with his anxiety by putting on a mask and dissociating, but all of him falls in love with Victor and it’s magnificent.

Blackbird by @thetwoguineabook: WW2 fic in which Victor and Yuuri meet in Berlin. Don’t want to spoil anything, but I 100% promise there is absolutely zero validation of Nazis here. This fic is so well-researched, and so perfectly protrayed, that you can smell the smoke rising from the rubble after the bombs hit.

Make it Good, Make it Better by JackR: Rivals fic in which Yuuri and Victor really dislike each other and have actual reasons. Painfully sharp and very well done.

On Offline and Online Love, by AlexWSpark: Yuuri and Victor are both gamers and in love, but Yuuri has never shown his face to anyone. This is the sweetest, most wonderful gaming AU.

Setting Sun, by LittleLostStar: Yuuri loses Onsen on Ice, Yakov comes to coach him, and Yuuri and Victor talk through song lyrics. The angst is off the charts on this one. So well done.

For the Camera, by @noon30ish: Yuuri takes a job as a porn star. Victor wants to break him in.

Write me in C-Major, by TheHobbem: Yuuri is a composer. Victor wants him to write his program music for his upcoming season.

Fanboy, by ArkhamCycle: Victor is younger. He writes self-insert fanfic about himself and Yuuri. Yurio writes edgelord fic. This fic has me cry-laughing. It’s a very meta take on writing fanfic, and the way the

Looking for a Rhythm Like You, by @codenamecesare. Yuuri and Victor agree to fake date. At least, that’s the set-up from Yuuri’s point of view. I’m…not convinced at this point, that Victor thinks they’re fake-dating. This fic has angst, humor, everything.

Lonely Hearts Club, by @dadvans. Victor thinks he’s hiring an escort. He gets Yuuri. The writing is so freaking beautiful. The angst is real. The sex is a mixture of incredible and emotionally dreadful at the same time. (I am a SUCKER for angsty sex.)

To Boldly Go, by xylophones. It’s a Star Trek AU. It’s fluffy to the max and there is an asteroid shaped like a dog. If the asteroid shaped like a dog doesn’t sell you, you’re not my kind of person.

Language Barriers, by GallopingMonroe. Yuuri and Victor are on a special school exchange program. Really sweet, with a touch of angst.

Just Hold On, We’re Going Home, by @kiaronna. Yuuri remembers the banquet. Victor forgets. Honestly, I love everything @kiaronna writes, and it was hard to pick just one.

Two separate ones–I know some people have issues with Omegaverse stuff, so I’m setting them here. I really don’t like Omegaverse when there are consent issues, and there are so often consent issues. That being said I also think that the fact that the worldbuilding creates consent issues means that the fics that adhere to strict consent are that much hotter for me, perhaps because they put the lie to the rape-culture “I couldn’t help myself” thing.

So:

All Eyes on Me, by @aurum-auri: Yuuri and Victor are both camboys. This fic is smoking hot and I just love the way the author writes. Bonus: Living Vicchan!

You Can’t Plan for Everything, by @contentwhatcontent: Yuuri has a heat coming up, and needs to figure out what’s happening. You know that thing they say about turning up water degree by degree to cook frogs? That’s this fic, that’s basically the entirety of this fic.

I know I’m leaving off tons of good fics on this list. I’m so sorry if I love your fic and didn’t mention it!

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*requested —> kpop-killed me: can i have a sexy officer jaehyun au ? knock yourself out on this one ;)

Anon said: police officer au for jung jaehyun if possible fluff+a lil pinch of nastiness will do ;))))

Originally posted by yonges

author’s note: 1,661 words. Probably could’ve done better but lsfdls;fksf I tried T_T 

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Spotlight [Lin-Manuel Miranda X Reader]

Request/Inspiration: This wasn’t a request, but I wanted to include a Tony’s event in a different fic and alas. It didn’t fit. So now I bestow upon you, a fic!

Summary: Reader is nominated for a Tony as Elizabeth Schuyler in Hamilton. The reader introduces her date to the cast and they don’t approve.

A/N: I’m writing this at 4 AM because I couldn’t sleep and I needed this idea down before I forget it. Plus, this story is a whirlwind so…..have fun I guess? It’s not emotional, it’s just woosh? PLUS THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CUTE AND SHORT STORY, BUT IT TOOK FOREVER TO GET TO THE POINT THEREFORE, IT SHALL BE SPLIT INTO PARTS. I admit, this isn’t my best writing. PLUS THE TITLE DOESN’T MAKE SENSE YET SO HOLD YOUR HORSES.

Word Count: 1,224

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Hey rvb fandom, listen up

Okay, this is honestly something that’s been bugging me (and many others) for a while, so I feel it needs to be addressed. And that is the fetishization of m/m ships in the RvB fandom not only in general, but more specifically the fetishization of these m/m ships by adult, cis women.

It’s not cool, and I won’t point fingers, but the fact that it is being done by fairly popular members of the fandom is so harmful, and toxic to myself, as well as the many other young mlm’s in the fandom. The fact that these individuals are doing this normalizes that fetishization of those ships in fandom, and therefore normalizes not seeing us as real, serious people in real, serious relationships.

Someone else could probably do a hell of a lot better job of explaining this than I can, but next time you go to yell about how “OMG IS THIS EPISODE EVEN REAL” and over exaggerate the moment maybe think about how what you write is going to affect the young people in fandom who look up to you. Because I’m tired of seeing ships with people we relate to, and people we see ourselves in, being treated like we’re nothing but playthings for teenage girls, and women who want to write “hot, gay smut” about us.

‘These University Guys’- Part 2 (Maknae line smut, Lie 2 and 3)

Originally posted by mochivkook


A/N: Reupload because my stupid ass deleted it.

Summary: Things quickly heat up between you, Jungkook and Taehyung when you all attend a party. Just in… different ways.

Genre: Smut, Angst, Fluff

Pairings: Taehyung x You, Jungkook x you, Jimin x You (lololol)

Word count: 3700+-

Trigger warnings: Smut, swearing, drinking (very little), age difference relationships (not weird though)

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Still 4 months ago

“Hello?” You answered; trying to sound casual and like you didn’t just have an emotional and sexual roller coaster.

“Hey! I sent you like a thousand gazillion messages.” Taehyung says over the phone cheerfully. “Are you ready? We’re like 5 minutes away.” It never failed to amaze you how quickly Taehyung could recover from an awkward situation, like when you rejected his hug or flat out denied his requests or jokes.

“Oh, uh, shit.” You say. You should really learn how to keep your thoughts to yourself. Jimin gets up from the couch and strolls casually to the kitchen, buttoning his jeans as he does.

“Isn’t she ready?” You hear a softer voice ask and peg it as Jungkook’s.

“So you’re not ready?” Taehyung asks you.

“Not- not exactly?” You say nervously.

“Tell her we’re not in a rush, we can wait.” Jungkook says. Is he always this sweet?

“Ok, that’s fine. We don’t mind waiting.” Taehyung repeats to you. “We’re like a block away, though. Can you open for us?”

“Oh, about that. I’m not home.” You start nibbling at your nails, feeling sorry even though you didn’t want to go to this party in the first place.

“Where is she?” Jungkook sounds curious but not at all annoyed.

“Where are you?” Taehyung, the middleman and the one who is clearly not driving, asks.

“At Jimin’s.” You knew you didn’t need to give directions. Taehyung knows the way.

“Jim- never mind. Just try be ready.” He says briskly and hangs up. What’s up with this guy?

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hear you me (a cinderella story au): chapter one

fandom: riverdale

pairing: jughead jones and archie andrews, betty cooper and veronica lodge

word count: 7k

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summary:

Jughead Jones is antisocial and brooding, invisible to everyone except for his bestfriend Betty Cooper who works on the school newspaper with him. Due to his fathers death, he’s forced to be under the care of his step-mother, Penelope Blossom; doing chores for her and her twins, Cheryl and Jason.
Archie Andrews is Riverdale High’s star quarterback, who is adored by all. But despite his father’s wishes to work for the family business, Archie secretly aspires to be a musician.
Under the name ‘burgerboy’, Jughead confides to 'musicman’, someone he met on an online form for LGBTQ+ teens; which eventually turns into an online relationship. He has no idea that 'musicman’ is Archie Andrews, his ex-bestfriend who doesn’t even remember he exists.

a/n: hey guys! this fic was inspired by this gifset that compared jarchie’s make up scene in 1x02 to a cinderella story, and since i have no self control, i created this. please let me know what you think!

Jughead Jones was seven when his dad died. Back then he wasn’t known as Jughead, but by his birthname, ‘Forsythe Pendleton Jones III’, although Jughead didn’t really think that name was much better. ‘Jughead’ was a teasing name his step-siblings, Cheryl and Jason Blossom called him once their parents had married the year prior to his dad’s death. After his dad died, he let his real name die too- ‘Forsythe’ constantly reminded that his father was gone, as he was named after him. He would never forget what happened that June day, partly due to the nightmares he still had; but also because he was the last one to talk to his dad before he passed.

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“No… There’s no way i’d go on a date with him. First of all, he’s a criminal. Second, he seems like the kind of guy who would do a lot of moves in THE FIRST DATE. THAT’S TERRIBLE. HOW CAN HE? DOESN’T HE HAVE A LITTLE SHAME?

And, about that other thing… I have my… Suspicions. But i can’t say for sure, because… Probably… I’m just imagining things. I’m letting myself be guided by fool thoughts. Something like… ‘Maybe if it’s him…’, but… Yeah. I don’t have true proof either.

I think…It’s better if he’s not the leader of the Phantom thieves.

It’ll be less painfull for me at the end…”

Nobody asked but you’ll -shore- as fuck receive anyway! TROLL-FURBIES!!!

Here are three generations of troll furby, lovingly crafted by imperial crocker-tech and beloved of wigglers and hated by rebels everywhere (with the exception of the sometimes-rebellious circuit bending community!)

1. Original, sometimes referred to as ‘listeners’ by the educated. Comes in imperial red, black and white in various combos. They have glistening compound eyes and an antenna disguised as a horn. They detect heat signatures (good for telling castes apart! and if people are in the room!) and, as the name suggests, they -listen-. If they pick up certain keywords in speech, they will record and transmit to empire intelligence channels! Furby circuit benders sometimes reverse engineer them to listen in on empire systems, or just spy on people they don’t like. Some remove the horn on their furby, which is somewhat barbaric considering they’re biotech and probably feel some level of pain, but it effectively ‘disarms’ them from empire comm lines, making them a normal robotic pet.

2. ‘Boom’ edition. More up to date and cuter than ever! These have more aesthetic fur prints in grey and red- ‘diamonds’ is an extremely popular pelt variety and makes them seem like more of an ally and companion to owners. The screen ‘eyes’ will change caste colour depending on the treatment given to the furby. Treat it like trash? It will become a demure maroon! Pamper them? A demanding purple! The different caste modes have different attitudes and this furby can nip you during feeding. There’s also a ‘furby boom rainbow caste’ edition which is ‘caste locked’ with blood coloured fur! …. The ‘Boom’ part? Oh yeah. They can be remotely detonated by the empire. Fun! Be sure to diffuse yours, but be careful, they know if they’re being tampered with<333

3. CrockerNet edition! The fanciest, most up to date and arguably the friendliest on face value! They even have net connectivity and can send and receive your trillion messages for you, sing songs, and learn! Too bad they can also access all your digital devices, accounts, and report findings back to base. Comes in pastels as well as the traditional red-white-black combos.

There are also waterproof ‘sea dweller’ versions, not pictured here!

‘circuit bending’ is a real life phenomena where people hack and mod mechanical and robotic toys, often for use as electronic musical instruments, but sometimes as answering machines, gadgets and other cool robotic stuff! I figure that if humans can do it, trolls probably do this 200% better. I can also see it being popular with kid trolls who dream of being rebels or leet hackers.

No Heart?

I love how we INTPs sort of like to pretend that we’re heartless. Oh, sure we can talk big, but that inferior Fe is there all the same, and I think it’s a lot more present than we care for it to be.

And sometimes I think we are so focused on pretending like we don’t care that we don’t know how to handle it when it’s necessary that we do care. At any rate, we should probably be careful not to be so bombastic about not being emotional. That kind of talk is apt to come back and bite us.

The fact is, people assume that logic and emotion can’t live in peace and harmony together, and this is simply not true. Really, they can complement each other. The best people are those who mix compassion and graciousness with intelligence. I think that real wisdom is a combination of these qualities.

Instead of insisting that we don’t need emotions, or that we can’t use them, perhaps our time would be better spent learning how to use them in conjunction with our brains. 

anonymous asked:

I don't understand extroversion. So I feel the introverted sister. My older sister is more extroverted than I am and sometimes it gets on my nerves, because she's like "let's go out!" And then I say "okay where?" And then she's like " why do I have to come up with stuff all the time?" And in my head I exclaim ,"because your the one who wants to go out!!!!"

Hey, friend. I understand where you’re coming from - as I happen to be the introverted sister in the conversation. I think I understand extroverts a little better than a lot of my fellow introverts, though, probably having to do with my sister being my best friend and us spending a lot of time together. We make allowances for each other. She lets me hang by myself when I want, and occasionally I allow her to drag me out to do things. ;)

So, here are some things to remember and tips to understanding extroverts (and you can apply these to hanging out/understanding pretty much anyone)

They have needs like you do. Not the same needs, but that doesn’t make them any less important or valid. Just because you need time to relax and chill and unwind in quiet seclusion with a book or a cat or a movie or your headphones or all of the above, doesn’t mean that’s what your sister needs.

Have you ever asked if your need to be left alone to recharge “sometimes gets on her nerves”? Try raising that question sometime. The answer might surprise you.

Respect their needs. Make allowances for them, just like with anyone else. If you care for someone, you’re going to go out of your way to show that. It’s not going to hurt you to cater to someone else for a bit to make their day a little brighter, trust me. (You will probably feel exhausted, but actually better about yourself in the end.)

There was the advice, here are the tips.

1. Strategically place your Extrovert in an energizing environment to recharge whenever possible: Introverts are batteries. They need downtime to recharge. Extroverts are solar panels. They need to absorb energy from other things to recharge. You know how you get edgy and uncomfortable and worn down when you’re overstimulated by people and activity? Extroverts feel the same way when there is. nothing. for. them. to. do. They can’t stand it. It makes them physically uncomfortable and can lead to bouts of depression.

2. Sometimes your Extrovert desperately needs attention/activity, but may not know how to address this need: This is when you step in. Extroverts are famous for their ability to look after themselves and blaze their own trails, but even they can’t keep up that pace for long. As an Introvert, you’ve got just as much creativity in your bones as they do - sometimes, arguably but not conclusively, more so. So if your Extrovert flops on your bed and looks at you pleadingly and says “I want to go do something” and sends you a text and adds “but I don’t know whaaaaat!” then it’s your time to make a choice. Keep a list of activities close at hand that both you and your Extrovert enjoy, and whip it out on these very occasions. Be wacky with it. Have some tried-and-true favorites saved, but don’t overuse them:

  • window shopping
  • parks
  • movies
  • pet stores
  • concerts
  • museums
  • cafes (at which you can introvert on a laptop while they extrovert with the noise and people, just be sure not to ignore them!)
  • city walks
  • zoos
  • and sporty things (like, idk, bowling) or
  • sporting events (baseball games!)

-are all good things to put on that list.

3. Many Extroverts, like many Introverts, enjoy a good cuddle. Give your Extrovert plenty of hugs and physical affection. This can do a lot to brighten their day and ensure a healthy relationship.

4. Take your Extrovert along when you go shopping: Have some errands to run? Need to replace those old favorite shoes at last? Bring along your Extrovert. This is the perfect opportunity to spend time together, and to expose your extrovert to the soul-strengthening energy of other people and activity without requiring a full-blown neighborhood block party. Malls are great for this, as there are a lot of people around, but you don’t have to do a lot of interpersonal communication with strangers like you might in another setting.

Note: if you do not have the ability to drive, ask friends or parents to help you get your Extrovert out into the world more. Make family activities out of (or don’t, your choice) and find ways to energize your Extrovert without leaving the house. This can be harder, but doable. Make sure your Extrovert gets to hang with their friends every so often, as this gets them into a new environment and lends quality time to those relationships too.

5. Your Extrovert is NOT “high maintenance”: Your Extrovert requires a good deal of care to be healthy and happy, but no more so than you. When your friends let you be alone for a bit, they are caring about you enough to leave you out as needed. When your Extrovert goes off to do their own thing without you, they are probably taking your introvertedness into account. Introverts also tend to internalize things more than Extroverts. Your Extrovert may often voice opinions, feelings, or problems you think about but keep to yourself. This doesn’t mean you are dealing with them better, or that they are. You just have different methods of facing things, and that’s okay. Talk to your Extrovert about these things as they come up, and remember to continue to participate in the conversation once you’ve got your Extrovert going.

6. If your Extrovert appears sluggish or down, Emergency Measures should be taken IMMEDIATELY: This is it, friend, this is the time when your Extrovert is as their neediest, and it’s possible the lack of stimuli and energy is going to lead them into a depressed emotional state. They require something energizing and fast. Grab the car keys and dash out to the movie theater, or just sit down and ask them about their day and be prepared to listen, and ask for details, encourage the conversation from their side. Extroverts like talking, Introverts like listening - honestly, we should be able to get along just fine. A good cure for this dangerous time is a good dinner out someplace (doesn’t have to be fancy), and a car trip for twenty minutes or so (turn up some tunes if conversation is lacking, this will still help to stimulate your Extrovert) but usually not longer, as your Extrovert can grow bored. Live out in the middle of nowhere? Roll those windows down and take turns shouting at the cows to see if you can get them to react. Live in a metropolis area? Just take a walk down the city streets, maybe buy them some ice cream. (Warning: sugar at this stage can be very beneficial, but can also lead to an extremely hyper state which, if you’re not careful, can lead to a breakdown. Ice cream is good, but make sure to do something afterward to help that energy work through their system - and yours!)

7. Try to say “Yes” to your Extrovert at least as many times as you say “No”: Why? Because your Extrovert is another human being, equally as important as you are. If you say no to parties, nights on the town, double dates, or random cafe visits, make sure you say yes to them too. Your Extrovert probably knows about your introvertedness and will respect it more as you respect them. Your Extrovert will appreciate this, and in the end you will too as you build an awesome relationship and learn about how other people function outside your own personal bubble. Keep your eyes open. ;) All relationships require some give and take. Make time for yourself of course, but try to give more than you take.

Extroverts are not more special. Introverts are not more special. They’re just different. We’re all just different. So take care of your Extrovert, and they will take care of you.

I hope this helps! Remember, EXTROVERTS ARE PEOPLE TOO so take care of yours! ;)

Motivational Sanvers

Maggie makes a particularly harsh, self deprecating comment and Alex is having none of it.

I just really need something to motivate me through the next couple of days and I make these kinds of comments all the time but the only person who says something to me about them is my best friend and it means a lot.

^^ Prompt above from @ohthestarsinhereyes

She knows Maggie doesn’t know how to take compliments.

I think you’re a great cop.

You getting soft on me?

All Alex’s questions about how she could possibly not like Maggie, what an amazing woman she is.

Those lowered eyes, the storms that rage in them when she finally does look back up, when she finally does do that thing with her mouth and stare up at Alex in shuttered disbelief, barely concealed shock.

The first time Alex calls her beautiful (to her face, anyway), and Maggie just kisses her, kisses her, kisses her so she doesn’t have to respond, kisses her so she doesn’t have to let Alex see that she doesn’t know what to do with her hands, with her eyes, with her heart.

Sometimes it’s more subtle than others.

When Adrian thanks her for being so amazing with him and all his friends, and Maggie just shakes her head with a small, unreadable smile and puts him in a gentle headlock and kisses his short-cropped hair.

When James comments off-hand that Alex is really lucky to have her, that they’re all lucky she’s becoming part of their family, something flashes behind her eyes and something tenses in her shoulders and even though she smiles, she makes sure that everyone knows that she’s the lucky one to be with Alex, not the other way around.

When she walks in on Kara gushing to J’onn about how amazing her cooking is, how much she makes Alex light up at game night, she pretends she doesn’t hear it, pretends so she doesn’t have to accept the praise, accept the love, accept the appreciation.

Alex knows Maggie isn’t good at taking compliments.

She also knows that she’s getting better, slowly, slowly.

The first day she calls Maggie brilliant and Maggie doesn’t flinch, Alex’s heart swells with pride.

But it’s not all linear progress, and sometimes it’s not just about not being able to take compliments.

Sometimes, it’s about spewing venom about herself.

And Alex is willing to be patient with Maggie learning how to accept praise.

But hearing Maggie talk about herself like… that? No no no. Alex will have none of that.

So when they’re at the bar and Alex is making Winn and James laugh with a story about how some woman had tried to pick her up and Alex had had to explain that she’s already taken, she feels Maggie melt and she hears her when she mutters something about Don’t want to limit your opportunities, Danvers, she could probably give you a lot better than I ever could anyway, Alex is cutting off her story and James and Winn are confused because they didn’t hear Maggie, but Alex did, and Alex won’t have it.

“Maggie Sawyer, being with you is freedom, not limiting. And you… no one can give me better, give me more, than what you do. You’re perfect for me, Maggie: you said it, we’re right for each other. No stupid story about some girl who I couldn’t see anyway because I was too busy thinking about you is ever gonna change that.”

James smiles softly and Winn awws and Maggie doesn’t know what to do other than kiss Alex, so she does, because no one’s ever stood up to her for the sake of herself before.

And when they’re laying at home and Maggie is giving Alex a backrub and her phone chimes and she curses because it’s work and Ugh, you don’t deserve this, Danvers, you deserve someone who can stay and give you everything you want, I’m sorry, you deserve so much better, Alex just straight-up cuts her off.

“No, you know what, Maggie, you’re right. I don’t deserve you. I don’t deserve someone as dedicated and committed and passionate as you are, but I sure as hell am dedicated and committed and passionate to living up to the honor of being your girlfriend. I’m not going anywhere, Mags; when you get home we can both get backrubs, how about that?”

Maggie gulps and she nods and she blinks down tears and her heart races because someone this beautiful, someone this perfect, is fighting, not with her, but for her.

And when they’re at dinner and Maggie is – finally – telling her a story about her father, she interrupts herself, because you know what, it’s whatever, I’m sorry, you didn’t sign up for listening to a grown woman whine about decade-old bullshit that she probably deserved anyway, Alex bristles, and Alex shakes her head firmly, and Alex refuses to let it slide.

“You’re right Maggie, I didn’t. But I did sign up to be here for a beautiful, strong, incredible woman who’s giving me an amazing gift by trusting me enough to share pieces of absolutely undeserved abuse she’s been tough enough and kind enough and brave enough to survive.”

Maggie blinks and Maggie reaches for Alex’s hand across the table and holds onto it like it’s her lifeline, like it’s her reminder, her proof, that she can be loved, that she deserves to be loved, that she is worthy of this beautiful woman who’s all dressed up for her and dedicated to loving her just right.

Because she can, and she does, and she is.