they look so great on candids * *

anonymous asked:

how do you decide what to do with your face in pictures? there are a lot of tutorials on posing but they mostly just talk about the body and i feel like my face looks boring or weird in most pictures

AS ALWAYS this stuff takes practice. You get more comfortable the more you do it, but there are tips and shortcuts to help you achieve something more in your control then just smiling and hoping you look right. 

My favorite tips are the, “MMMM”  “me” “haha” and “you” tricks! And what they are, are words to say to yourself during your pose to help train your face into specific structures. 

For smiling for example, specifically with your mouth closed, practice saying “MMM” when you pose! It creates a really natural curve to your mouth, without making your cheeks ache and contract when you force yourself into a fake smile. I know this all sounds stupid, but seriously try it. Try it in some selfies, practice agnling your head. Say it out loud if you need to!

Here’s me saying “MMMM” to make a closed lipped smile! 

For an open mouthed, natural, teeth smile, say “Me” when you pose!! You can either say “Me” as you smile for a prounouced smile, or simply say it as the shutter goes off to catch a more candid looking, happy state of your face. 

These are all “me” poses, where im literally saying the word under my breath to train my face. 

Saying “You” so youself as you exhale through your lips, creates a very neutral, easy, UN TENSE, looking face. Its my go to for everything. YOU poses are awesome for static poses, where you just need your face to look normal, natural, and pretty. Lol. It’s great cause if you dont do this and keep your mouth closed, you often look boring or too stiff. Sayng “you” activates your muscles and livens your face enough that you dont look dead or lifeless. 

These are all You poses. I’m literally saying that word a I pose. And some of these I say YOU while putting a little smile in there by thinking happy thoughts.

I don’t use “HAHA” as much, but it really is just like you might think. Saying HAHA out loud as you pose creates that easy going, natural look of laughing. 

As you might tell, Posing is a lot about ACTING as well as knowing your body. 

SO GET LOOSE. In between photos im CONSTANTLY moving around. And after a few shots im cosntantly stretching my mouth wide, making fish faces, puffing my cheeks, RELAXING my muscles so they don’t do that horrendous School Day smile that we all dread. 

And again PRACTICE. Get in front of that mirror and try out a bunch of stuff. Try DIFFERENT WORDS to see what saying them dos to your expression. Try angles and poses at home, so when the camers in front of you, your ready. 

Then youll be able to do more complicated stuff too. 

How to write a bomb ass personal statement

I’ve had a few asks about how to write - as one of you put it - a bomb ass personal statement. I’m a bit reluctant to write this, seeing as I haven’t actually got an interview/offer yet! But I guess it might be helpful to those of you applying around now :)


  • Bullet point what you want to include - I suggest listing out what you want to include. It’s a good idea to do this at the beginning, to make sure you don’t leave anything out; and it can help form the basic structure of your statement.
  • Do not start at the start - this is one of the most important things I learnt when writing mine. It is so hard to write that first sentence - so just leave it until the end, and begin writing with the actual content, something you’re more comfortable writing about.
  • When you do get down to writing that first sentence - do not start with a cheesy quote or the typical “I have always bee passionate about…” as these are things that can immediately put off an admissions tutor. Try and be original, or just simple: “I want to study X because…”


  • Just keep writing - don’t worry about the 4,000 character and 47 line limits. Literally just write, and keep going, even if you think what you’re writing is bad - just get all your ideas out there, and put down everything you would want to include. It’s so much easier to take things out rather than adding things in. My personal statement was around 8,000 characters at one point!`
  • Get the balance right - different unis want different things from personal statements, so check their websites to make sure you’re getting in what they want. You need to get the balance of intellectual curiosity/passion for the subject with your personal qualities and extra-curriculars. 
  • Back up everything with evidence - don’t just say you are great at working in a team, give examples that demonstrate that you have worked well in successful teams in the past.What to include?


  • Why you want to study that particular course
  • Why you are the right person to study the course
  • Extra things you have done to show commitment or interest about the course - volunteering, subscriptions to journals, further reading etc.
  • Any relevant work experience
  • Any relevant awards you’ve won (e.g. maths challenge or physics olympiad) or responsibilities within the school (e.g. prefect or house captain)
  • Demonstrate desirable skills for your course - problem solving, teamwork, leadership etc.


  • Cliches - like “Ever since I was born I have wanted to study…”
  • Quotes - this is a personal statement, so don’t start quoting other people! Plus way too many people do this to make it original.
  • Jokes - it may be that the person reading your statement has a very different sense of humour than you do.
  • Really long sentences - you want your personal statement to be as easy as possible to read, and long confusing sentences won’t help that.
  • Repetition - it’s such a short document, you don’t have space for this. Plus it gets boring!
  • Names of unis - the unis you apply to have no idea where else you have applied, so don’t name any of them in your statement.


  • Do not end on a cheesy quote or joke. Just sum up why you’d be a great candidate and reinforce what you have told them throughout the main body of the statement - that you’re fabulous!
  • Once you have finished a draft you can start trying to cut down on the word count. Maybe ask a teacher to look at your spelling/grammar, and you can always get your friends’ opinions too, on what should come out, and what should be kept in. Make sure you don’t let other people have too much influence - it has to be a personal statement!

Hii! I know it’s been long but I kinda got stuck with this one, so this time I took inspiration from real life here and there. Hope you like it!

“I don’t like you" she said bluntly, in the same tone as one would say "I bought a new shirt today”.

He blinked several times, taken aback by her statement. It was completely out of the blue… he was just talking about the new Fleetwood vinyl he got earlier that day, couldn’t see any reason why that would lead her to such emotion.
He knew he could be a bit boring sometimes, loosing himself in frivolous details, - the flat tone and all that - but still that didn’t seem to bother her the times the two of them had engaged a conversation.

“Whaa-?…why?“ He blabbered, very confused. She didn’t know why she said that, or better, she knew why but she didn’t mean to come off so brutal, and besides, it wasn’t properly necessary. She sipped on her drink and looked around the pub, avoiding his hard stare that was burning her left profile, she was trying to think about something to explain herself. Shit, she had this amazing talent to get herself in the loveliest situations.

“I don’t know… I guess you try too much?“ She said hesitant with a questioning tone, as to ask him confirmation, still not meeting his eyes.

“I try what too much?“ He asked back, starting to feel offended at that point.

"To be liked! You try too much to be liked, I guess… I never know if what you say is what you really think or what people want to hear… It’s fucked up man, that’s what it is… And for that, I don’t like you!" She rambled, not knowing how to word her thoughts properly and getting nervous.

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Behind the Scenes of 'Beauty and the Beast'
The film’s stars and creators share memories of shooting in a French village on a stage outside London

Before production began, Emma Watson worked closely with Bill Condon and Dan Stevens to polish the script, adding what she calls “detail and depth and fullness and wholeness to the scenes.” She also focused on fine-tuning Belle’s character, expanding beyond what little was established in the 1991 film. Says Watson: “There was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books.” Lots and lots of books, like the ones she’s holding here as she takes direction from Condon in the library. Later in the movie we also learn where Belle and her father lived before moving to the “little town full of little people.” It’s a city that holds special meaning for Watson. “l sing a song called ‘Paris of My Childhood,’ which was odd for me to sing because I was born in Paris and my childhood was in Paris,” she says. “It’s a sweet melody, a really lovely song.”

For the “poor provincial town” that Belle longs to escape, the crew built a real French village on the Shepperton back lot, providing a dramatic contrast between this cozy setting and the imposing castle nearby. Greenwood says her team combed French towns looking for a place to shoot, and though they found candidates in Conques and near Paris, when it came time to discuss bringing cast and crew to these actual villages, they realized it would be easier to create one from scratch. “As much as I thought it should be real, how could you say, 'No, I don’t want to build a French village on the back lot’? So we built it,” Greenwood explains. “That was great because we could then hybrid all the things we’d seen and put all the best elements into our village.” Including a wandering French rooster. Cocorico!

Kevin Kline’s wayward Maurice, Belle’s father, finds himself lost in the woods near the Beast’s castle on his way to sell his music boxes at the market. If he looks safe here, he won’t be for long. “I spent so much time getting pushed around,” Kline says with a laugh. “I noticed it after a couple of weeks, and I said to Bill, 'I’m on the floor again.’ [Maurice] is sort of the fall guy, so I get roughed up a lot!” As fans of the fairy tale will remember, Belle’s papa eventually reaches the Beast’s castle, a majestic but creepy estate Kline describes as “disquieting” to see in person. “It wouldn’t be my first choice if I weren’t stuck in a snowstorm and being pursued by these ravenous wolves,” he quips. Production designer Sarah Greenwood says she and her team emphasized the castle’s magic and grandeur in the grounds and exteriors nearby: “The whole landscape became part of the enchantment.”

It’s easy to become blasé when you’re an actor used to working on lavish productions. But the Beauty and the Beast cast never tired of their surroundings. “I remember the first time Emma Thompson and I saw the ballroom set and our jaws dropped because it’s just so gorgeous,” says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Plumette. The majestic ballroom was the perfect setting for the final number, when the Beast and all the household objects return to their human form. “Just breathing it in, from the costumes to the flowers to the music, and everybody dancing and swirling around in unison, there was a real magic to it.” The room also evolves with the story. “In the prologue, before he gets transformed into the Beast, it’s almost as opulent as Versailles,” set decorator Katie Spencer says. “Then it’s an echo of what happens to him, and then it comes back for the big celebration at the end.”

Filming Beauty and the Beast can be, well, a beast — at least for Luke Evans and Josh Gad, whose extra-macho Gaston and less-than-macho Le Fou shared bombastic scenes that sometimes led to mildly painful accidents. “We slapped hands so hard, [Josh] burst a blood vessel in his thumb,” Evans (right, with Gad and producer David Hoberman) recalls, laughing. “We had to stop rehearsals, get the medic in. He thought his finger was going to drop off, but I think he’ll survive. We just slapped hands hard, but obviously we just caught our thumbs at some point, and he’s a delicate flower.” But if they’re sounding too similar to their characters here, don’t worry: At least Gad can confirm that his hair in the film is completely fake. “If I had hair this good, I would not be doing Beauty and the Beast right now,” he deadpans. “I would be modeling.”

In this scene, Audra McDonald’s Madame de Garderobe sings for the prince just before he’s transformed into a hairy horned creature. De Garderobe craves attention, but McDonald herself responded a bit more modestly when she learned she’d won the role. “I was just shocked I was asked to be involved, to the point that when I was flying over there, I was like, 'Do they really want me to play her?’” she says. “I was pretty much in disbelief until they put the costume on me and shoved me out on-set.” Which then just made her even more speechless, of course. “When I walked on-set, it felt like I was walking into a dream.” Stanley Tucci, who plays de Garderobe’s maestro and husband, Cadenza, was also humbled by the splendor. “The scope of the set was enormous. They had these candelabras, these chandeliers coming from the ceiling with real candles. It was just stunning,” he says.

Sir Ian McKellen couldn’t wait to slip on that wig and mustache, especially since it meant working with a director he knows well. “I’ve done two films now with Bill Condon, and we’re always looking for a third,” the actor says. “It was absolutely typical of Bill that he wanted to have a few friends with him, so I was very, very thrilled to suddenly be in my first Disney movie.” Though most of McKellen’s work involved voicing his character Cogsworth, the actor says his favorite moment was finally meeting the cast in person for the final celebration. “There was one absolutely glorious day when went out and joined all the actors in doing the final scene, when all the characters in the castle come back to life and become real people,” he says. “So I did feel I was in the thick of it for at least a day, and singing and dancing was an absolute joy.”


Just got my copy of ‘A Brief History of Time Lords’! Above is part of the preview from Amazon, but below the read more I’ve also typed up some (well, a lot - I might have gotten a bit carried away) of my favourite quotes from the book, which I felt some of the Classic/EU fans in particular on here may want to see:

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The Daily Prophet - Draco Malfoy

Requested by anonymous.

Really, you had tried to be as careful as can be. Each “date” that you and Draco went on, was in absolute privacy. Your best friend was the only one you told, and that was because they followed you when they saw you acting suspicious. You knew that Draco wouldn’t have told anyone either. Your relationship was still pretty fresh, so keeping it down low was a priority.

So imagine your surprise when one morning, while sitting in the Great Hall, instead of your brother flopping down next to you, its a copy of the Daily Prophet, with your face on it. Of course, it wasn’t fair to say that it was just your face, as your face wasn’t really all that in it, and you weren’t the only one in it, either. A very candid shot of you and Draco snogging graced the cover. 

Looking up, you saw Harry staring at you in disbelief. You opened your mouth, trying to find the words to say. Instead, you looked back down at the article, of course, “artfully penned” by Rita Skeeter.


“Save it,” he said, storming off. You tried to follow him, but as you tried to stand, Fred and George moved on either side of you, eyeing the Prophet.

You studied the doors into the Great Hall, waiting for Draco to enter. However, he never showed up. You made your way towards your first class, Potions, and caught his flash of white-blonde hair. Deciding to ignore your class, you ran after him.

“Draco! Draco, wait up!” He finally turned around and a small smile grew on his face. You met up with him and put a hand on his arm. He pulled away and looked around nervously.

“What are you doing? What if someone sees us?” You sighed, realizing that he didn’t know about the paper, yet. “Don’t you have Potions right now?”

“Yes, but there’s something I need to talk to you about-”

“It can wait. Snape’s in a horrendous mood. Go,” he said, walking towards the stairs. For the second time that day, you found yourself speechless, and for the same man. Reluctantly, you made your way to potions, just a minute before Snape got in there, too. 

You had double potions that day, so by the time class was over, it was time for lunch. When you walked into the Great Hall, your eyes were immediately drawn to your brother. However, Harry didn’t notice as he was currently glaring at Malfoy from across the hall. Looking over at your boyfriend, you saw him staring him down, too. 

“Dammit, Harry,” you said, sliding in between he and Ron. “What are you doing?” He looked over at you, and his expression softened a bit more.

“What do you mean? I’m fine,” he said, in a way that almost certainly meant he wasn’t fine. 

“Can we at least talk about this?”

“What’s there to talk about?” he huffed.

“Harry, do you even care that Rita was following me? How do you think she got this photo? I didn’t just march down to her office and hand it to her.” He sighed, and you could see him start to calm a little.

“What do you want me to say?”

“Anything. I don’t like when you ignore me.” He smiled slightly and you relaxed, too. “I didn’t want to keep it a secret from you, Harry, but you know how you and Draco feel about each other.” He cringed a bit at the fact that you called him Draco and not Malfoy. 

“Why does it have to be him?” he asked. You laughed a little and shrugged.

“I don’t know, I didn’t want it to be him either.” 

“What if I set you up with one of the Weasley twins? I hear they’re a riot.”


“Or what about that Crabbe? He’s pretty fetching.”

“Harry!” He looked over at you and smiled. “I like Draco, and you can’t change that.” He sighed and nodded.

“I know.”

“So you’ll be nice to him.”

“Hell no,” Ron interjected, clearly eavesdropping on your conversation. You looked over at him and shot him a look. “Draco has treated Harry like shit all through school-”

“Doesn’t mean I can’t try, Ron,” Harry said, giving him the same look you gave him. Ron blushed and turned back to his soup. “I do mean it, Y/N. I’ll try to be at least tolerable to Malfoy.” You leaned over and kissed his cheek. 

“That’s all I ask.” You hopped out of your seat and walked towards Slytherin table. You sat down next to Draco, who looked paler than usual. You reached your hand under the table and took his hand in yours. By this time, everyone in school had already read the Prophet, and knew about your relationship. Draco smiled and looked down at your intertwined hands.

“What about Harry?” he asked, looking over towards Gryffindor table.

“He promised to try, as long as you do, too.” He sighed and you rolled your eyes.

“Come on. You got to like me, what’s so different about him?”

“He doesn’t have your eyes.” You snorted.

“No, actually, he does.” He glanced over at you with a frown.

“You know what I mean. He’s not you. He’s Potter.” 

“Draco, please. You knew that this would have to happen some day.”

“Yes, but I hoped it would be a day when we didn’t have to sit across from him everyday.”

“Hey, he is my brother.” He sighed.

“I know, I’m sorry. I’m just so mad about this Prophet thing. How did Rita Skeeter even get this picture of us?”

“I have no idea,” you said, leaning against his shoulder. At first, it felt awkward, sitting like that in full view of everyone else. However, it grew more natural as the seconds went on, and you knew it wouldn’t last like this forever. 

“I promise to be polite to Harry if he helps us find out how she got this picture.” You jumped up and grinned before leaning in to kiss him.

“Thank you, Draco.” He smiled and nodded, before looking back across the hall and seeing Harry staring at him again. He gulped and stopped smiling immediately, looking back down at his soup.

Character Analysis of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Back Cover

The Back Cover of Kingdom Hearts feels like a giant miscast. I don’t mean that in a bad way. Rather, the Master of Masters set everyone up to fail by giving them the roles they weren’t suited for.

Ira the unicorn is the best fit for discerning the prophecy, but makes for a lousy leader.

Invi the snake makes an amazing right hand woman, but she is a terrible intermediator.

Ava the fox is the best intermediator by a long shot. She could be the glue that holds everyone together, but her role of not getting involved with politics and instead focusing on the next generation forbids her from being the glue.

Gula the leopard and Aced the bear have the best leadership qualities. They would be best for leading the five and preparing the next generation. Aced has a lot of natural charisma and can rally people, and Gula is really good at making tough decisions on the snap.

But again, Aced is an awful right hand man. And Gula can’t discern the prophecy (and the Master of Masters removes Luxu to ensure this doubly so) and makes for an ineffective assassin.

Given further consideration, Gula is the ideal head honcho. He listens to his fellow union leaders and does what he can to make their plans work. And if things aren’t looking so great, he has enough humility to say he messed up, let’s rewind or try plan B. He’s present minded and a decision maker. Gula wants results.

Aced would’ve loved Ava’s job. Most likely, he would have been better at it, too. Although similarly to canon, he would’ve been initially disappointed to not be the leader, but in his own way, he still would be, just in a different operation. The right capacity. Since he’s a natural rallier, he would take a lot of enjoyment in gathering up candidates, training them up, and sending them off after he saw that they were ready.

It’s funny in a way. This last Sunday’s sermon was about destiny, listening to your heart, and God given patience for the things we were called to do. And that no one but you can fulfill your own destiny, and nothing but trouble will come of trying to carry out someone else’s destiny. Then, here’s this hour long story about a bunch of people assigned roles that conflict with who they are and the destinies they have, and when they listen to their hearts and do what they’d do best, it conflicts with their role.

Basically, they’re all carrying each others’ destinies and not fulfilling their own because they’re relying on the bad advice of someone they respect.

Nonetheless, they all naturally gravitate towards their real purpose.
Ira, when left to his own devices, wants to do nothing more than study the prophecies all day. This is where he excels, even managing to figure out that something is missing from their books and going so far as to have a fair guess at what it is.

Invi makes for the best second hand a leader could ask for. She always ready and willing to carry out his will.

And Ava’s heart is for everyone to just get along.

I think they could’ve been a successful and functional unit if it had been Ira in the books, Gula at the head, Invi as the right hand, Ava the bridge, and Aced the rallier for the future. These are their true strengths.

… Haha, and now I want to do a body analogy. Which is a little different, actually, but portrays who they are at their best, I think.

Ira’s the head, the mind, the deep thinker.
Gula’s the spine who listens and inspires everyone to get it done.
Ava’s the heart, keeps the peace and offers encouragement.
Invi’s the hands that carry out their bidding.
Aced is the feet that walk into the future.

In the ideal world that obviously didn’t happen. And wouldn’t unless Gula stormed Ira’s office, stuffed the lost page under his nose and told him they were switching then and there.

anonymous asked:


  • Who said “I love you” first: Eliza said it first. Eliza is very much a heart-on-her-sleeve kinda gal. One day while playing Mario Party at midnight Maria blue-shells her and nearly doubles over laughing at Eliza’s instand outrage and instread of being upset at going from first place to third, Eliza is filled with an overwhelming feeling of love and warmth and she’s saying ‘I love you’ before she can properly interpret the emotion herself.
  • Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background: Both?? Eliza has a selfie of her and Maria at six flags looking a little worse for wear but happy. Maria has a candid picture of just Eliza. Eliza didn’t know the picture was being taken so it’s just her with her legs crossed in bed one her laptop with her chin resting on one hand looking one-third domestic and two-thirds adorable.
  • Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror: Eliza!! Eliza has to wake up and leave the house on average about half-an-hour before Maria even wakes up so she leaves little messages like ‘I love you!’ and ‘Have a great day!’ 
  • Who buys the other cheesy gifts: Maria. She’s so so sooo in love with Eliza and is less adept at expressing emotions verbally than her so she makes up for it via cheesy gifts. She bought them matching necklaces where one had a heart-shaped lock pedant and the other had a key pedant. Maria is the worst on Valentine’s Day though in which she goes the whole nine-yards. Including but not limited to a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, and a stuffed bear.
  • Who initiated the first kiss: Maria did!! On their first date. Eliza was nervous and just smitten with Maria. She spends the entire date way too jittery to even think about kissing Maria so when they near the end of their date and Maria kisses her, her mind short-circuits a little bit and her heart nearly beats out of her chest. She learns later that Maria was feeling the same way.
  • Who kisses the other awake in the morning: Eliza. She wakes up first in general and does fully wake Maria up but kisses her just enough for her to be awake enough to say goodbye.
  • Who starts tickle fights: Maria does when she’s looking at Eliza and Eliza’s looking particuarlly soft and adorable. Eliza is super ticklish but unfortunatly for Maria so is she. So Maria will pounce on Eliza in the middle of watching an re-run of Friends. Eliza can fight back at first but eventually builds up just enough of tolerance to get Maria back and after a while they’re just on top of each other on the couch laughing.
  • Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower: Maria asks Eliza. Sometimes Maria will wake up a little early and Eliza’s in the shower. She’ll wake up and hears the shower running and is just magnitized to the bathroom. She enters the bathroom and Eliza is singing or humming and it sounds beautiful. She ask Eliza if she can join but starts stripping before she gets and answer because the answer is kind of a given at this point in their relationship.
  • Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch: Eliza surprises Maria. She knows Maria never eats breakfast because she either forgets or leaves the house in a rust. So Eliza, Maria’s knight in shining armor, shows up and whisks her away to the magical land of the Cheesechake Factory and Maria protest a little bit but really is greatful.
  • Who was nervous and shy on the first date: Eliza is super shy. She’s been crushing on Maria for months by the time they have their first day and spends the entire day with Peggy picking out an outfit. They go to a fair and it’s the cliche perfect first date where they ride the ferris wheel and Maria wins her a stuffed penguin and Eliza thinks it’s almost too good to be true.
  • Who kills/takes out the spiders: Maria does it. Eliza isn’t scared of the spiders but is kinda grosses out by them. She loves animals and she knows spiders are more afraid of her than she is from them but that doesn’t matter because they’re creepy and have far more eyes than neccessary and are just extra in general and she does not want to get anywhere near them.
  • Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk: Eliza shouts how much she loves Maria for everyone to hear after just a two glasses of wine. Maria would put a stop to it but turns out she likes hearing Eliza literally yell about how amazing and wonderful Maria is and how perfect she is.

send me a ship

Link x reader fluff headcanons! - Anonymous 

this is my kinda fluff i could get behind :))))

  • You two always take the time to return back to Hateno Village to relish in the fact that he’s a homeowner. Sharing a bed, having dinner by the fire, acting like a married couple; It’s nice to have a roof over your head and pretend for once, that the whole world didn’t rest on his shoulders. 
  • He secretly takes photo candids of you on the Sheikah slate when he’s supposed to be scoping the area. You tell him to delete them all, but the disappointed look on his face could give sad puppies a run for their money. 
    • And he’s actually a great photographer.
  • Whether it be snow or rain, he’ll gladly give up any piece of clothing to keep you warm. His sneezes may be the cutest, you have to make cold elixirs so he doesn’t freeze his chivalrous butt off. 
  • Expect the unexpected. Anything could happen. One time, you were preparing the campfire and he rode in on a 300 pound bear.   
    • “I feed him and now he’s my friend.”
    • “Did you at least get the fish?!”
    • “…no.”
  • You two visit the ruins of his past on his travels. Lon Lon Ranch, specifically. He’s grown to hide his grief and tremendous heartache, but you coming to hold his hand in reassurance makes his tears fly. He hides his face in your warm neck and feel his tears dampen your shirt. You both hold each other in comfortable silence, because what could you say? 

It’s November 8 2016. Election Day. And you didn’t vote. You knew that trump is evil “but Hillary is just as bad”, you said. You hate both of them, so you refused to vote. “Neither deserves to win”, you said and by the way, it’s rigged anyway, right? You refuse to play that game and you feel quite good about it. You’re a rebel. It’s your kind of protest against the corrupt system!  

You come home from work, with a smile on your face. It looks like your protest works: Some of your friends also didn’t vote or wrote in the name of a third candidate. You feel really good. Maybe you and your friends are enough to change the system! And if not, well, you’ve seen presidents change before and it never had too many consequences in your life. 

You sit down in front of your tv, reach for the remote and your phone buzzes. It’s a text from one of your friends, the weird one who begged you to vote for Hillary - and your smile falls off your face “It looks like Trump will probably win. I’m so scared. My sister is crying.” 

You suddenly remember that your friend’s sister is trans. 

You turn on the tv and you can’t believe your eyes. The third candidate one of your other friends voted for is at 4%! That’s great, isn’t it? But wait.. Hillary is currently behind Trump? By 6%? Oh. You didn’t expect that. 

 Another text. A co-worker. “Two people called in sick. I think it’s because they’re scared to go outside in case Trump wins..” 

One of your co-workers is black, one is Muslim. 

You stare at the tv and you can’t believe what you hear. “Trump won.” It was a head-at-head race and Hillary almost won - but only almost. You can’t believe it. None of your friends were going to vote for him! 

You want to go outside to think about something else - but you stop as you hear your neighbor crying on the phone. “I’m so scared i’ll lose the custody right when our marriage gets annulled”. 

You suddenly remember that your neighbors are a gay couple with a cute little daughter. 

But Hillary would’ve been just as bad, right? 

Headcanons: How Jonathan Byers acts around his crush

Request: “All of your writing is so great! I always look forward to your posts. You do such a good job of being true to the characters and their personalities! ❤️ Could you do a headcanon for how Jonathan from Stranger Things would treat you if he had a crush on you? 😍”
Author’s Note: My first Stranger Things request!! Thanks for bein’ such a darn sweetie, anon!

• This poor boy. He doesn’t just have a crush on you. He is head over heels in love. And he hasn’t the foggiest idea of how to handle it.

• Taking candids of you of course. That’s how he handles it.

• They are the most artsy beautiful photos ever taken of you. Too bad you don’t get to see them until you marry him lmao

• He is so shy but he goes out of his way to be nice. Considering the two of you already talk, he can at least try to make this look casual.

• His version of kindness is making sure you have everything you need in subtle ways.

• Your work lets you out later than he is comfortable with you being out: “Hey, Y/N, need a lift?”
He isn’t sure you’re eating enough: “Would you like me to… uh… Make you dinner?”
If you look tired in class: “Nap, I will take down notes for you.”

• He actually smiles a lot around you and will actually chuckle at your jokes.

• The first time you hugged him played on his mind for like a week. He thinks about how warm you were, how nice you smelt. Everything.

• Now he wants to hug you forever, congrats.

• He will show you his music, if you like it - expect mixtapes.

• He was mind-blown when you kissed him on the cheek and told him how sweet he was. 

• He will mistake your flirty actions/remarks for kindness because the idea of you liking him is just too unrealistic for him.

• It will probably end in you getting so frustrated that you back him into a wall or straddle him on a chair and grab the collar of his jacket and just beg him to kiss you.

• Which he does. Then he nervously asks if this means you want to date him. Expect any confessions of feelings to be quiet and shy. He is precious.


New girlie~~

I adopted this gorgeous girl from a friend in the hobby and she came a couple days ago! I took some unboxing photos, but I unboxed her at a bar and the light was really green, so they came out poorly :/ ha ha!

She’s a Resinsoul Ai with human ears, on the 68cm girl body, and I think the fot is really nice! Maeve has the regular SD size head from them, and you can see how large it is by comparison. I don’t mind it though, I love them both and think they both look great.

I have some big plans for her, she’s going to be my first mod project! I’m also thinking she might be a good candidate for an open-mouth mod? That’s a bit scary though, I don’t want to mess up her gorgeous face!

I’m so excited for her, she’s soooo gorgeous and I am so in love with her!

Podcasts for your functions!

In honor of #trypod, here are the podcasts I listen to, semi-arbitrarily assigned to functions! But seriously check any of them out.

Also I tend to go for either surreal radio-show style fiction, or people just joking about dumb stuff.

Si: Sawbones. I recommended this for I think INTPs a while ago, but I think any Si users (…and non-Si users since ISTP sister is a fan) will appreciate it. It’s about all the ridiculous and sometimes horrifying things that people have done in the name of medicine, from trepanation to patent medicines. I’ve also appreciated the handful of more serious episodes: there was one about the hosts’ daughter’s birth, and more recently a few about immigration medical requirements and health insurance. But mostly it’s informative, historical, and funny.

Ne: Crossover Appeal. It’s a podcast about fandom, namely taking two things and mashing them up, but usually things that don’t usually get mashed up (read: no superwholock to be found). I don’t listen to every episode because I frequently find I’ve only read/watched one of the works, but I’ve loved the HP&HP (Harry Potter and Lovecraft) Halloween special, the Yay Hamlet Hamilton/Hamlet one, and the Orphan Black/Phryne Fisher episode for badass ladies. And the fact that it’s every other week and you can skip around probably works well for Ne users.

Ni: The Beef and Dairy Network. Deeply surreal, with that dark and dry humor that is often characteristic of Ni users. There’s a consistent underlying storyline/conspiracy, and a bit of political sarcasm in the mix, so I think that will also work for Ni users who appreciate the payoff of sticking with a serial story with an unusual format, that sometimes draws from reality but twists it.

Se: My Brother, My Brother, and Me. This one is pretty famous (Justin, the oldest brother, is also a Sawbones host and I found MBMBAM through Sawbones), and it’s characterized by a combination of terrible advice and weird riffing and tangents. I think Se users will particularly appreciate the combination of rapid-fire switches in the conversation along with concrete yet impractical suggestions and goofy humor.

Ti: Within the Wires or Alice Isn’t Dead. Both of these are Welcome to Nightvale shows, but with a smaller self-contained story that unfolds slowly, allowing you to try and deduce what will happen next (and probably often fail). I think they both fall well along the Ti-Fe spectrum, though honestly what do I know. Within the Wires in particular seems to be a good Ti-Fe show and is in my opinion the strongest (Orbiting Human Circus wasn’t my favorite though I did enjoy it overall).

Fe: This American Life. A classic, not only because it’s something people have been listening to forever and can all share, but also because of its dedication to telling the stories of every kind of person and finding the commonalities between these different stories. I don’t always listen to it (it’s a lot; also sometimes it will lead to you crying in your car and now that I don’t have a car I’d really rather not burst into tears on the subway) but I do love it and thank it for having this message of how we’re all the same on some level.

Fi: Pop Rocket. It’s about pop culture, and it’s a great hangout show - the hosts are a diverse group and are all close with each other. They focus on a single topic each episode usually but what impresses me is how great they are at letting each host talk about pop culture from their own perspective and relate it to their personal experience in a way that is effective and interesting.

Te: She’s Running. This is really new (only 2 episodes) and it’s interviews with women who are running for office at any level (city, state, federal) in the U.S. . It is not technically partisan though it’s obviously got a very pro-women message and the two interviewees so far are affiliated with the Democratic party. It has a message of getting out the vote for these candidates, but also provides some really great insight into the work involved in running a campaign, even a small one.

Are you being paid by WTNV and Max Fun?

No, I wish.

I’m looking for more/None of these are for me, but I’d love other podcast recs!

Thanks! Other recommendations include:

I figure since this is on Tumblr you’re all sick of Welcome to Nightvale but I do listen to it and enjoy it. It does have the drawback of being both serialized and pretty far into that serial - you’ll want to go back to the beginning and that will take a while. 

Speaking of - I never listened to season 2, but season 1 of Serial, about a young man jailed for his sometimes-girlfriend’s murder in the Baltimore area that might have been due to a combination of Islamophobia, the fragility of memory, and the fact that in the early 2000s, we didn’t really understand cell phones, was rightfully a hit. Listen if you like true crime or even if you don’t (I usually don’t).

I stopped listening to Aisha Tyler’s Girl on Guy regularly because I lost interest whenever the celebrity wasn’t someone I knew about and also because it’s really long and no longer worked well with my listening habits after I moved from a regular job-having car owner to a grad student who depends on NYC public transit and has an irregular schedule. However, Aisha Tyler is hilarious and a great, empathetic interviewer (I’m pretty sure she’s an ESTP with good Fe from the impression I have) and I recommend it if you’re into more long-form interview style listening. 

I also stopped listening to Professor Blastoff which features Tig Notaro,  Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger. A large portion of that is because I found Kyle Dunnigan kind of annoying (which is mostly a clash of senses of humor I think - don’t take my word for this since it’s definitely a personal taste thing). It’s also really long (usually about 90 minutes if I recall correctly) so it similarly doesn’t work that well with my listening, but if you do a lot of driving or can listen to podcasts while you work, check it out! I did listen for some time, especially around when Tig Notaro was just out of her year of terrible things and getting a lot of fame for that. It ended in mid-2015 due to scheduling conflicts, but there’s a big archive if you’re just looking for something to listen to that isn’t strictly up to date.

I mostly listen to comedy, pop-culture, and story/fiction podcasts because I am a very visual learner so any more technical/educational podcasts tend to not work for me - I spend the whole time wishing I was just reading an article or watching a video. However, if you’re more an auditory learner, I did enjoy Freakonomics - I just felt like I forgot everything immediately and would rather reread the book. There are some great resources online specifically for finding educational podcasts so if that’s your interest, have at it!

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this view of the dwarf galaxy UGC 5497, which looks a bit like salt dashed on black velvet in this image.

The object is a compact blue dwarf galaxy that is infused with newly formed clusters of stars. The bright, blue stars that arise in these clusters help to give the galaxy an overall bluish appearance that lasts for several million years until these fast-burning stars explode as supernovae.

UGC 5497 is considered part of the M 81 group of galaxies, which is located about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major (The Great Bear). UGC 5497 turned up in a ground-based telescope survey back in 2008 looking for new dwarf galaxy candidates associated with Messier 81.

According to the leading cosmological theory of galaxy formation, called Lambda Cold Dark Matter, there should be far more satellite dwarf galaxies associated with big galaxies like the Milky Way and Messier 81 than are currently known. Finding previously overlooked objects such as this one has helped cut into the expected tally — but only by a small amount.

Astrophysicists therefore remain puzzled over the so-called “missing satellite” problem.

The field of view in this image, which is a combination of visible and infrared exposures from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, is approximately 3.4 by 3.4 arcminutes.


ESA/Hubble & NASA

Thought that just came to me – do you think that there will come a moment where Toshinori has to make a decision between Shigaraki and Izuku?

Think about it, please:

When Toshinori heard that Shigaraki is Nana’s grandson, her family, and that he had hurt him in a fight, he was completely devastated. Even though – or perhaps because – Nana’s family was a villain who had tried to kill his students, kill him, Toshinori felt hurt and guilty and all in all absolutely terrible about it. And afterwards, Gran Torino and Naomasa basically had to talk him out of trying to go look for Shigaraki on his own accord.

Honestly, Toshinori would have endangered himself by going to look for someone who wants to murder him just because that young man is all that is left of Nana’s family. Toshinori would basically give up his own life if it means he can keep Nana’s family save, even though he didn’t even know Shigaraki before, and – I can’t say it often enough – even though Shigaraki would murder him on sight.

And then, there is Izuku, who shares no closer bonds or relationships with neither Toshinori nor Nana. A boy he met completely by accident, but who made such a strong impression on him that he made him his successor on the exact same day not even overthinking his decision or something. Toshinori was so convinced of Izuku’s spirit that he gave him a power he had carried like a treasure for years, after he had been looking for a successor for a long time and had rejected all of the possible candidates. Izuku, however, had nothing promising – no physical strength, no quirk, no relations to any great heroes – he just had the heart of a hero, and for Toshinori, that was all that counted.

And since then, Toshinori and Izuku have saved and helped each other countless times and grew closer and closer together. They have a – rather short, perhaps – history together, and a bond that only grows stronger over time.

Now, the story is set up that Izuku and Shigaraki will undoubtedly clash one day, as hero and villain. And I wonder – will that be the moment where Toshinori will have to decide who is more important to him? Who he would rather save and protect?

That would mean that Toshinori, at one point, would have to decide if he would rather save Nana’s family – his beloved mentor’s family – or if he would rather save his young successor, who has grown so much on him.

Let’s be honest – that would be one harsh decision for poor Toshinori…

Faking It - part 6 (Final Part)

Paring: Bucky Barnes x reader

Characters: Bucky Barnes, reader

After getting news about a family reunion coming up, the reader decides to set up plan to make her look like she isn’t as single as she actually is. But when when all her candidates can’t go, she’s left with the only person who she least expects to go along with the plan.

Word count: 2,2k

A/N: Last series for this week. Finals are coming up and I won’t have time to write. During winter break however I have great plans! I’ll always reblog imagines I think you’ll love so be sure to follow :)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 


Originally posted by logicofalldreams

You were trapped under the weight of Bucky’s metal arm. Not that you minded really, it would be somewhat of an excuse to stay in bed. Alas, the clock was striking noon and you needed to get up to make breakfast and get ready for the long day ahead. Tomorrow would finally be day in which you can go back home to the Avengers facility.

You were able to pull yourself out from Bucky’s grip. After a warm shower, you went out into the kitchen. The sun rays already illuminating the vast space with immense light. You thoughtfully poked your lip as you tried to come up with a breakfast to make. You decided to make an omelette. Thanks to Tony, the fridge was packed with food to last them that entire week.

You were dancing around the kitchen, in a quite cheerful mood. Your Spotify playlist was connected to the surround system and you gloriously dancing along. Without a care in the world. With a knife in your hand, you began chopping up strawberries. A pair of hands snaked around your waist. You nearly stabbed the kitchen knife into their stomach, but were quick to relax when you realized it was Bucky.

He kissed your shoulder, “Morning, doll.”

“Afternoon actually,” You corrected.  

Bucky smiled before pecking your cheek and letting his hands fall from your waist. “So,” he pulled out a chair and planted his bottom on it. “What family event do we have today?”

“It’s my sister’s celebratory engagement party. Small occasion, family only.” You explained. “And tomorrow is gonna be an entire day dedicated to sports.” You rolled your eyes and spread out the slices of strawberries on Bucky’s plate.

He frowned, “I don’t….like sports.”

“Preach to the choir!” You enthusiastically slammed your fist on the counter.

He looked alarmed at your sudden outburst. You simply shrugged and continued talking. “I need to go to the grocery store and buy some stuff. First I need to make a list, because I’ll probably forget once I get there.”

“Y/N, you said that so quietly, I’m not sure if you’re talking to me or yourself,” Bucky’s right cheek was stuffed with food.

You smiled and began writing down the supplies you needed to buy. Bucky ate quietly in front of you. He didn’t strike up a conversation and occasionally sighed. After a few minutes, he set his fork down.

You looked up, “Do you want more?”

He shook his head, “It was delicious, Y/N, thank you.”

“No problem,” You pushed yourself off the island. “I’m gonna go to the grocery store, want to come?”

He pursed his lips.

“It’ll be fun and I need a strong man with a metal arm to help me carry everything cause I’m a weak women.” You dramatically placed the back of your hand on your forehead and fell towards him. Bucky easily caught you and rolled his eyes.

“You’re a dork,” he stated. “Let me get dressed.”

You grinned and took a step away to let him leave the kitchen. While you waited, you washed the dishes, cleaned up a bit around the kitchen and laid  out your idea for the preparations. You heard Bucky’s footsteps behind you.

“What car are we taking today?” Bucky asked.

“I think my car is fine,” You replied.

“Oh, don’t be such a joy killer, doll. We can take the Range Rover!” His eyes gleamed with excitement.

“No.” Before you could stop him, he was already running towards the garage. You lunged towards him, but missed him by a landslide. You pushed yourself off the floor and sprinted behind him before jumping on his back.

“Ah!” he shouted and continued running. “You spider-monkey!”

“How are you still running?” You asked as you clung onto his shoulders.

“You’re a light weight, doll,” Bucky said once you reached the garage.

“Well, my plan failed,” You mumbled and placed your feet on the floor. “So what’s it gonna be?”

He rubbed his chin in thought. His five o'clock shadow made his chiseled face look rough like he just spent a few days out in the woods. A few strands of hair fell across his face.

“The Range Rover,” He came to a conclusion.

“Grab a cart, please,” You told Bucky. “Okay, first off, we need watermelon. Two of them.” You walked off towards the fresh produce as Bucky pushed the cart behind you.

“Why do you need so much?” He asked.

“I’m gonna make a watermelon carving,” You explained and placed the second round fruit in the cart.

“Do you think your family likes me?” Bucky questioned.

You stopped what you were doing and looked at him, “Why?” You bagged four mangoes before placing them buggy.

He shrugged, “Just don’t feel very welcomed. I just hope they never find out what I’ve done. They’ll think I’m a monster.” His voice trailed off and his gaze fell.

You reached out and cupped his cheeks, “You’re not a monster, Bucky.”

His arm hung at his side, “I’m not good. Anyone can say the damn words and I’m gone once again.”

“Bucky Barnes, you have a heart of gold,” You said truthfully. He laughed humorlessly. With a sigh, you lifted his arm and let his cold fingers graze your lips. Your eyes never left his as he stared intently at you.

“Excuse me.” A small old lady interrupted Bucky and you. She smiled kindly and you apologized before moving the cart to one side.

Bucky laughed, “Probably shouldn’t have done that in a grocery store.”

You giggled and looked at your list to see what was left.

“No don’t eat it yet Bucky!” You exclaimed as he looked at you innocently.

“Why not?” He complained.

“I’m not done yet,” You continued to scoop out red watermelon balls using a melon baller. “I still have to peel mangoes, kiwi, cut strawberries. Be a dear and help me, please. I’m desperate.”

He trudged towards the counter, washed his hands and picked up a cutting knife. You bobbed your head to the music and occasionally whispered the lyrics. Bucky chopped away as you began to reach the bottom of the watermelon.

“So what are we?” Bucky asked, shattering your concentration.

“Humans?” You furrowed your brows and gave his back a confused look.

“Not what I mean, Y/N. Relationship wise. What level are we on?” He explained.

Your lips pulled together in a ‘O’ shape and you scratched your head. “I don’t know. We’ve already had sex, we’re fake dating.” You paused. “What do you want to be?”

He turned to you and set the knife down before wiping his hands on a towel. His eyes met yours and he stayed like that for a few minutes. Simply looking at you, deep in thought and you wondered what he was thinking about. Was he admiring your features like you are doing in that exact moment?

“Dating,” he finally said. “Without the faking it part.”

You smiled and picked up the melon baller. “Question.”

“What is it?” Bucky asked.

“Was that the first time you had sex since the 1940s?”

“Was I that bad? Cause my scratched up back says so otherwise,” He allured.

“Just asking,” You grinned and hopped on the island before resuming your melon balling.

“Yeah,” He said quietly. “It was. Didn’t exactly have time to go out and find someone.”

You stopped what you were doing and really began to listen to his words.

“Between what happened in Vienna and Zemo, up to Siberia, do you really think I’d have time to find someone who will accept me for who I am?” He paused. “I trust you Y/N. With my life even. You can probably no doubt kick my ass, but there’s something about you that makes me want to protect you.”

You slid off the island and wrapped your arms around his waist before resting your head on his muscular back. He seemed to relax at your sudden touch. You couldn’t help but smile.

“Because even the most damaged soldier has a weakness.”

“Y/N this looks amazing!” Erika exclaimed referring to your fruit masterpiece. “I knew there were some perks to having a talented sister.” She saw Bucky and smiled. “Good to see you again, Bucky.”

He smiled slyly, “Likewise.”

You turned to him when your sister left the two of you. “Now you can eat all the fruit you want.”

He didn’t hesitate and grabbed a bowl before filling it with with watermelon and all kinds of fruit. You went in search for your Mother, knowing well you wouldn’t hear the end of it if you didn’t come to her. She was talking with with you Aunt Hazel. A look of worry was written across you Mother’s features.

“Mom,” You started. “What’s going on?”

“Oh, Y/N. Hazel here is just having a few pains,” She explained.

“Is the baby okay?” You asked, concerned.

She straightened up, “Yes, I’m sure.”

You frowned, but decided to not push it. Your attention was turned back to Bucky. He was surrounded by your nieces and nephews. You rushed to his side, not because you were afraid he might do something, but because you feared they might say something bad.

“Can you kill a person with your metal arm?”

“Damon!” You exclaimed.

Your nephew turned to you, innocence filled his eyes. You frowned and told the group to wander off. They did, but not before giving Bucky one last glance.

“Sorry about that,” You were embarrassed.

“They’re kids,” He said. “They have no filter. Now, are they gonna serve food here? I’m starving.”

“C'mon, let’s get you a plate,” You tugged on his arm and led him towards the table where the majority of your family was seated.

After you got your plate stacked with food, you took a seat next to your Uncle Matt, with Bucky on the other side. He smiled and dug into his food. You took this time to catch up with Uncle Matt, since you haven’t been able to do that since you arrived.

The evening dragged on and you were having a great time. You and Bucky were consonantly being pulled into various conversations about what you’re doing in New York and what he personally does for a living. Things that weren’t discussed the first night you came.

“You don’t work at all,” You Aunt Nancy burst into a cackle. You looked at her and furrowed your eyebrows at her comment. “You’re the Winter Soldier!”

“No wonder he looks familiar!” Aunt Betty joined in. “He blew up that building in Vienna earlier this year. Y/N is dating an assassin!”

Everyone turned to you and Bucky. Your Mother gave you look of unbelief, maybe hoping that your Aunts were wrong. Anger bubbled inside you, your grip tightened around the small steak knife. Bucky cleared his throat and looked down. You rested your hand on his knee.

“Y/N is as pathetic as I remember her,” Aunt Betty laughed.

As fast as light, you flung the knife towards her. The blade cut her ear and impaled the wall behind her. Your sister screamed at the sudden noise. You slammed your fist on the table and stood up.

“And you’re as pathetic as always,” You spat. “Yeah, Bucky is the Winter Soldier, but he never did that stuff. He didn’t blow up a building in Vienna. He did things in the past, things he didn;t want to. Is that stopping me from loving him? No.” You paused. “I’m done lying to you all. Mom,” You turned to her. “I’m not Tony Stark’s secretary. I’m an Avenger. I only know Captain America himself because I work with him. Because I spar with him each time we train. Natasha Romanoff is my close friend. Sam Wilson and I got out for drinks every Friday night. Wanda and Pietro Maximoff are the nicest people I’ve met. Tony Stark is like a father to me and Thor is my best friend when it comes to books. And they feel more like family than any of you ever will. They actually care and respect me. ” You laughed humorlessly. “And you know what? I wasn’t even dating Bucky in the first place. I only asked him to fake date me to impress all of you. To prove myself to you all, to show you that I am not the same person. I shouldn’t have come back.” You pushed the chair back and fled from the house.

Bucky was dumbfounded at your confession, but recovered and stood up before following you out the door. You ran onto the sand and fell to your knees. He stared at you for a while before sitting next to you. Bucky pulled you towards him and held you. You shuddered and clung onto his arms.

“I hate this,” You said, your voice muffled. “I hate them all.”

“Don’t say that,” Bucky stated.

“How could they say that about you, Bucky? It’s not right. They’re always so judgmental and hateful towards other people. Me especially.”

“You hate you Aunts, not your entire family,” He corrected.

You kissed his cheek, “I hate you.”

“I thought you loved me,” he quirked an eyebrow at you.

“That too,” You smiled.

He stood up and helped you off the sand, “Let’s go home.”

“Home? The house?” You asked.

He shook his head, “Avengers facility home.”

You smiled at the thought of reuniting with your true family.

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anonymous asked:

sorry to ask a history question regarding hwarsng as I know you've posted a lot on it but.. I am honestly so confused on how Ban-ryu has a stepfather and a biological father ?? thank you for your great posts btw they really clear up confusions regarding numerous kdramas

Adoption was a common practice among noble families in East Asia (especially in Japan) that was used when families didn’t have a capable male heir or a son altogether. It was a way for them to ensure the continuity of a reliable male line that would take over as the family head. Those who wished to adopt were encouraged to look within their own extended family for suitable candidates. Though, I’m not sure whether it was the case in the 6th century Silla - for that you would need someone with a Ph.D. in Korean history. 

If you watched Moon Lovers, you might remember that Wang So was an adopted son of the Kang clan from Shinju because King Taejo wanted to appease the powerful clan by adopting his own son to them when their son died. As always, these relations were used for political reasons, alliances and as a way for consolidation of power.

Here’s what you need to land America’s best jobs 

The nation’s best jobs boast salaries that average $100,000 and up, offer generous company benefits, and promise to have recruiting suitors fighting for your hand.

But they are highly technical roles carrying job descriptions like DevOps engineer and analytics manager that demand an alphabet soup of computer skills as well as incessant on-the-job learning.

So do you have to be a math genius with a spare PhD in physics to get one of these great gigs? What we found might surprise you.

USA TODAY conducted a series of interviews with people in the nation’s top jobs, as well as with those recruiting and training candidates for these roles. Our mission was to see just how obtainable these plum posts are, whether you’re a student looking for a profession or a career-changer seeking better pay in a booming field.

(Photo: Martin E. Klimek, Special for USA TODAY)

Title: The New Candidate (Part 2.) 

Part 1.

Character(s): Patrick Sullivan and Ashley Wright (original female character)
Summary: Ashley deals with being the new candidate in Firehouse 51. 
Word Count: 1,926
Author’s Note: I’m having so much fun writing this. I hope you are all enjoying this new story! If you want to be added to the taglist (which I will create), leave a message/reply! I’ll be sure to add you! Enjoy! :-)

Originally posted by mypapawinchester

The following shift, Ashley wasn’t expecting to be overworked by many of her fellow firefighters. She was constantly being given the dirty work including cleaning the bathrooms, cooking the meals, and even doing their laundry.

It was unfair, but she forced herself to not get too riled up. Besides, all of the candidates had to go through this. Her gender didn’t play a role in her treatment.

“What’s cookin’, good lookin’?” one of the firefighters asked, grinning at her from behind the counter.

“Eggs,” she replied.


“If you want something else, then get me more ingredients to make something other than eggs and bacon.”

He chuckled, “I knew you were such a firecracker, but damn. I guess you’re right. Eggs will suffice.”

Aside from her poor treatment and lack of firsthand experience on the job, Ashley actually enjoyed the dynamic that this firehouse seemed to have. They were all family. She had seen countless of firehouses where it was always one man for themselves.

Suddenly, Patrick walked into the main room wearing his blue pants, NYFD t-shirt and boots. Ashley immediately bit her lower lip at the sight of him and dropped her eyes to continue cooking lunch for the rest of her coworkers.

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