they're so closer this year i think

This isn't perfect but it's damn close

Hanamaki stumbles into their tiny apartment, wearing an oversized hoodie (that he stole from one of his boyfriends, probably Hajime) and a disgruntled expression on his face.

His hair, too long because he hasn’t had enough time to cut it, is swept up to the side with a green clip and what isn’t is brushing his shoulders.

It’s messy and he’s tired and his sketchbooks won’t stop falling to the floor in a whirlwind of papers and it’s been a long day with long classes.

“Issei?” He kicks off his shoes and calls, stopping in the kitchen to finally put down his sketchbook with a million loose papers.

His bag is unceremoniously thrown to the side, but he’s too tired to care about material possessions when he could be cuddling his boyfriend on the couch or bed.

Speaking of said boyfriend…

“Issei?” Hanamaki asks again, searching in the living room and the bathroom.

He hears a soft answering whine coming from the bedroom so he walks in quietly.

The sight is almost enough to make him melt, because his boyfriend is wearing an old hoodie and sweatpants and cuddling into a pillow. The blanket is thrown hazardously across half the bed and half the floor.

Matsukawa is stretched on the bed, taking almost all of the space up. His face is relaxed and peaceful, but he looks exhausted from classes.

“Hiro?” Issei mumbles, one eye cracking open. “Where are ‘Zumi and Tooru?” It’s barely understandable, with how scratchy his voice is from sleep and how he pressed his face to the pillow, but Hanamaki understood perfectly.

He steps into the room, sitting down on the corner of the bed with a squeak of the lumpy mattress.

“They’re coming; the train was running late so they’re still at the campus.” He answers quietly, brushing some hair out of Issei’s face gently.

All he gets in reply is some mumbling and a tug on his wrist, causing him to lose his balance and fall next to Matsukawa on the bed.

The other makes a happy sounding grunt and pulls him closer. Takahiro takes a deep breathe of his boyfriend’s familiar smell, cuddling closer to bury his face in his chest.

Arms are wrapped around his waist and their legs are a mess and he doesn’t know where he starts and Issei ends, but that’s okay. It’s nice and warm, and his tired body is relaxing into the sheets. He can barely think, but he knows one thing for certain.

He loves Matsukawa Issei.

“I love you too, you nerd,” his boyfriend grumbles into his hair. “Now go to sleep, I’m tired.”

Hanamaki giggles and cuddles impossibly closer, half onto Matsukawa.

But that’s okay.

That means there’s enough room for Tooru and Hajime when they come…


It’s unfair, you’re the only one growing up.

anonymous asked:

Think about all the thousands of hours of footage Winston & crew have shot these past years and then think about the end products we've received. And then cry. So many different stories could have been told but weren't because they didn't fit the stupid image they're trying to uphold. It's like sacrificing Zayn's high note in You & I for "the cool effect" or whatever it was, but multiplied by a billion. We don't want the cool effect. We want an image closer to the truth. (And Zayn's high note.)

This is so depressing.

anonymous asked:

tbh everyone on tumblr has been saying things like 'this is it' 'soon' 'not long now' 'we're getting closer' for the past what like 4 months? I know no one knows when they're going to come out but this is so tiring, thinking something's happening when it really is nothing like sorry but

I get that it’s frustrating to see the horizon of something you’re looking forward to, and have it pushed further back. I mean, what if a kid woke up on Christmas morning and their parents said “Nevermind, we’ll get to it next year.”

Except that we’re not “entitled” to watch Harry and Louis come out (should they be each other’s partners) in the same way that we’re “entitled” to a family holiday that’s been promised. This fandom tends to take personal ownership over the lives and desires of Harry and Louis. I enjoy speculation and trying to figure out the puzzle pieces because the various pieces of this band and its media image baffle me. It’s fun, it’s entertaining, but it’s not of major importance to myself. And I have to remind myself to be respectful to the two people at the center of it. My disappointment at things like the livestream is a reflection of myself and my relationship to this fandom more so than of the fandom itself. So whenever something’s disappointing, I need to keep in mind that my feelings should not be what’s at stake here. 

The moment my self-worth becomes tied up in whether Larry happened today, or whether Larry is real, is the moment that, for myself, will need to take step back. You may have different lines, but knowing what’s healthy and functional for yourself is important. You have every right to do what you need to do, that means staying part of the fandom or taking a step back or changing the parts of the fandom you’re exposed to. If you’re finding it tiring to wake up every morning wondering if today gets to be Christmas, think of ways that you can mitigate the stress. The way that works for me is reminding myself that it’s not about me. If that ever stops working, I might try stepping back from the fandom, or distracting myself with a second look at some things, or changing who I follow. Do what works for you to keep it a fun experience for yourself. 

howelllls-deactivated20150607  asked:

ew ikr tbh i think they just grew closer while writing the book and that's why the gay levels in videos are higher. it's not fanservice they're probably just more comfortable together (orinarelationshipidkmaybe)

w h o a  i never thought of it that way!  That’s such a good point though because they felt a lot closer since the middle of last year (when I believe they started planning the book) and incredibly so since the beginning of this year.
But jeez, I didn’t think this before but writing the book must have been like, pretty emotional at times - like we saw how emo/heart-eyes they got just talking about what the book meant to them in the explanation video so just imagining them sitting down and reminiscing together about meeting each other for the first time, getting to know one another and everything that has happened since then and now i can’t help but feel it had an impact on their comfortableness and what they show on camera (which as ive said before feels v natural and in some ways accidental? like as though they forget their on camera or something).
but yeah wow thank u jane for pointing that out :0

anonymous asked:

So, why do you think Astrid said that she and Hiccup were "just friends" in episode 11(maybe) of RTTE but at the end of the episode they seem like they're an item, so to speak? What is really going on between them? I do like the idea of them being together, but Astrid's comment kinda bothered me. So what's your theory on this?

Unpopular opinion time!

I think they’re just friends. I think that there were a couple kisses but Astrid didn’t know how to take it anywhere closer to a relationship, and Hiccup got distracted by exploring, which is completely in character for him to get his mind on something and forget everything else. And then suddenly it was a year or two since they kissed and they haven’t talked about anything but dragons or the academy or the map whenever they’re alone. And it’s not that Hiccup lost interest, it’s that he kind of forgot that any sort of interest was on his to do list in the first place. And Astrid spent most of her life training and she has no idea how to go about this so she just doesn’t. She starts thinking about her own future, talking about joining the guard.

And then that brings us to rtte, where…nothing has happened yet. And I’ll stick by that, I don’t think there’s any secret liasons, I don’t think there’s any subtext. I think there won’t be any hiccstrid until there’s an Astrid centric episode…which won’t really be Astrid centric, because it’ll be Hiccstrid centric.

And I know the standard argument I’m going to get in response to this is that “it’s a show for little boys, they don’t want romance”. But I think they should put character and storytelling ahead of dumbing down things for who they think their audience should be. I know quite a few six year old boys from the babysitting circuit and I’ve never seen a single one say that they don’t like something because of a romantic side plot. They watch frozen and say “Anna is brave”, they watch little mermaid and say “Eric is nice”. And they probably wouldn’t notice a hiccstrid storyline because they’d be flying around the room like a dragon whenever dragons aren’t actually flying on screen. I think it’s lazy writing to blame the children. Children are smart, and people who can’t see that are dumb.

anonymous asked:

I'm placing my bets on 2017 being the year they a) move out and away from each other, b) do less and less vids together, c) reveal they're either single or have been in relationships the whole time. I can't help but think SO many people are convinced something MASSIVE is going to happen in 2017 that is will actually be the opposite.



Gintoki rounded the corner whistling to himself and winked at the group of first years when they passed each other. He got mixed reactions and snorted because of the girl that looked like she wanted to hex him for looking in her direction. Unlike Hijikata, Gintoki wasn’t some massive heartthrob that basically broke the hearts of everyone in different years once they realized the closest thing to a love interest he had was mayonnaise. 

It was late in the evening, he almost wanted to turn around and track the first years to see what they were doing out so late. Likely they were scurrying back to their houses now, but he was still curious and thought he might be able to spook them. Too bad he had someplace to be, otherwise he’d work on building up a good reputation with the impressionable youngsters. 

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