I'm heading to New Mexico in a week. What should I know?
I may not be of much help since I don’t know why you’re coming or what you’ll be doing here, but I can probably provide a few helpful hints! (This post got a little long, so bear with me…)
I do not say any of these things to scare you away, I just want you to be prepared for all that the Land of Entrapme—I mean, Enchantment—has to offer!
More under the cut, since this got so long!
The following goes for the whole of New Mexico: • WEAR SUNSCREEN. I don’t care how dark you are, New Mexico itself is at a higher altitude than most other states, and it is in a desert area, which means you’re closer to the sun and it’s BLOODY HOT almost all year-round. Albuquerque, New Mexico sees around 340 (or more) sunny days a year. Most of them with no clouds. I have a friend from California who had literally never had a sunburn before IN HER LIFE. She got her first one here after spending twenty minutes outside jogging. It is also dry here, which means your skin will probably dry out mere moments after you take a shower. FOR YOUR SKIN’S SAKE; BATHE IN SUNSCREEN AND ALOE LOTION IF YOU HAVE TO. Don’t let this state destroy your beautiful complexion. Or…you know…give you skin cancer.
• Continuing on the fact that New Mexico has a high elevation: If you jog or ride your bike out here, you may run out of breath faster than you do in other states. Don’t worry, it’s only because the air is thin. Another thing that altitude affects is alcohol tolerance. You might not be able to handle as much as you’re used to in other states. Don’t worry, that’s just New Mexico fucking with you. But also because the air is thin. PLEASE don’t go to Sandia Crest and think you can still get away with six beers. You will probably be wasted before your third one.
• There are indeed four seasons in New Mexico, but they are not the same as everyone else’s. They are: WinterLiteTM, wiND, ATOMIC SUMMER, and then comes WIND PART II, THE VENGEANCE. We also have dust, dust, and more dust (I have probably seen more dust devils in my life than ice cream trucks. And New Mexico has a lot of shady-ass ice cream trucks). If you are asthmatic, PLEASE use your inhaler/nebuliser and sleep with an air humidifier in the room. In fact, everyone should sleep with a humidifier on, asthmatic or not. It can help prevent dry-weather nosebleeds.
• It’s not a fun subject, but here are some BUGS and CRAWLIES to watch out for: -As with everywhere, if you’ll be spending time outside, wear bugspray and avoid mosquitos, fleas, and ticks like the plague (haha see…cos in New Mexico, the fleas and ticks might LITERALLY be carrying the ACTUAL plague. Be safe out there, kids, and don’t touch the prarie dogs).
-If you see a spider that looks like this:
It’s harmless. Its mouth is literally too small to bite you. These long-legged angels may be everywhere, but they help keep the fly population to a tolerable level. You can leave them alone and they’ll just sit there looking pretty and creepy.
-However, if you see either one of THESE fuckers:
Either leave it alone, relocate it, or if you can’t…I guess you can kill it. Just do NOT let it GET ON YOU or BITE YOU, WHATEVER YOU DO.
-We also have some problems with scorpions and centipedes. A good rule of thumb is to leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone. But if it’s little, and it’s ON you, either relocate it or kill it.
-In the more rural areas of NM, there are bullsnakes and rattlesnakes! The bullsnakes are pretty much harmless, and I can tell you stories about catching them as a wee lad. But if you encounter a rattlesnake, get THE HELL OUT. Chances are, you’ll hear it first. Back away slowly and then when you’re a safe distance away, RUN LIKE FUCK. They like to hang out in tall grass, so if at all possible, avoid running through a wide open field of grass.
• MANY OF THE PLANTS HERE WILL TRY TO KILL YOU! Don’t take it personally, they’re just angry and jealous that we have less water than everyone else. It’s quite understandable. I am too. If you see a green park and wish to run through it barefoot DON’T DO IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. SPARE YOUR POOR FEET. If the plants don’t get you, THE SPRINKLER HEADS WILL. Anyway, here are some evil New Mexican plants to watch out for:
These fuckers don’t care who they take out, they just care that they take out AS MANY FEET, TOES, HANDS, AND FINGERS AS POSSIBLE. You thought getting a splinter was bad? These will stab your foot, stab the fingers that you use to pull it out, and then hurt for DAYS afterward. Think stepping on a lego, only it’s a stabby plant whose seedpods hide in crevices waiting to kill your feet and hands year-round.
-Foxtails and “stickers”
These will stick to everything you love and POKE THE FUCK OUT OF YOU INCESSANTLY UNTIL YOU BEG FOR FORGIVENESS FOR WHATEVER YOU DID TO DESERVE THIS PUNISHMENT. Don’t walk through grassy areas unless you’re wearing jeans and close-toed shoes. Even then, they may still poke you if they get a hold of your socks somehow (and they ALWAYS find a way).
-I don’t know what these are called so I call them “FUCK-YOU-plants”
They have a million reeny-tiny needles on their stems that will be the bane of your existence if you have to weed a garden here. Just don’t touch them. You aren’t even safe if you wear gardening gloves. NO ONE IS SAFE.
-Our thistles are spiny and look like they will MURDER YOU IN YOUR SLEEP
This is why I was always confused about why it says in Whinne the Pooh that Eeyore ate them. He was obviously eating the less-murderous variety.
Tumbleweeds. Wind garbage. Harmless, right?
THINK AGAIN. You think these things won’t kill you? They are ACTUALLY out to take over the WORLD. These fuckers can grow to be GIGANTIC and WILL NOT HESITATE to ABSOLUTELY TOTAL your car if you try to run over them. They will also bury houses and vehicles as they are allies with the wind. But hey, Albuquerque makes a cool giant snowman with them every winter, since we don’t usually have any actual snow to play with.
CACTUS. Our entire state is pretty much COVERED in cactus.
They are the most angry of all about the fact that there is no water. It is best not to argue with them or try to console them. In fact, stay a safe distance away and try not to make eye-contact. They’re pretty, but they are also murdery, so don’t be fooled by their seductive and colourful spring flowers. Some of them have delicious fruit, but the tingling sensation you feel after trying it may be due to the THOUSANDS OF TINY NEEDLES that were just deposited into your tongue. Many people plant prickly pears or chollas under their bedroom windows to deter burglars, because falling into one is literally one of the worst experiences you can imagine, shortly followed by the horrible experience you’ll have at the doctor’s office as they pluck cactus spines out of your bare bottom for forty five minutes while you bemoan every single life-choice you’ve ever made. Also, there are often little tiny cacti with GIANT SPINES just chilling under pine trees and such, so watch where you step.
Anyway, let’s stop talking about the scary murdery stuff and start talking about the fun stuff!
New Mexico has a very chile-centric culture. New Mexicans joke that we put chile on EVERYTHING, and we’re actually not wrong. We put chile on our pizza, we put it in our brownies and cakes…we got chile chocolate, chile chips, chile candy, chile cornbread, chile WINE, chile COFFEE, and CHILE PEANUT BRITTLE (which is SO GOOD I would probably actually kill a man for it. Or I’d let the cacti do it and feign non-involvement).
If you are dining at a New Mexican restaurant, you may hear the words “Red, Green, or Christmas?” ass-smack in the middle of July. Don’t worry. They are not trying to sell the jolly holiday of winter to you as a side-dish with your meal. They want to know if you want red chile, green chile, or both (т.е; red + green = christmas). If you like it hot, I would suggest going with the green. Hatch chile is usually hot and delicious. If you’re on the fence, you can get it on the side, or go for the usually milder red chile (which stains like a MOTHERFUCKER do NOT eat it if you are clumsy like me and any part of your clothing is light-coloured! If you must eat it, wear BLACK), but if you’re feeling adventurous, go with both.
Here are a few must-try New Mexican dishes with chile in them (ok they pretty much ALL have chile in them, who am I kidding)
• Huevos rancheros: The New Mexican breakfast of CHAMPIONS.
You can get this at most restaurants if they advertise New Mexican food. I’d get it at Frontier if you’re gonna be in Albuquerque.
• The Frontier/Golden Pride breakfast burrito
The Frontier/Golden pride restaurants are a MUST-VISIT if you end up in Albuquerque. As for their burritos? They’ve been voted best in the city (if not the state) COUNTLESS times. Whether it’s a #9 or a #11, the tortillas are fresh, the chile is hot, and the burrito you get is DE-FUCKIN-LICIOUS.
• Posole and Tamales
These are usually a winter favourite served around Christmastime, but I think I speak for a lot of New Mexicans when I say that they are delicious no matter WHAT time of the year you’re enjoying them.
• Green Chile Rellenos
Because a deep-fried, cheese-stuffed green chile is ALWAYS a good idea.
• Green chile Pepperoni Pizza
You can ONLY get this in New Mexico, but you can get it literally ANYWHERE in the state. My favourite is served at a tiny pizzaria in Ruidoso called Cafe Rio, but I guess it’s ok at Dion’s too. (Fun fact: most New Mexican chains/franchises also carry green chile. For example, New Mexican Subway carries green chile, and you can put it on literally ANY sandwich you want).
New Mexico has breathtaking views, a whole lot of must-see tourist attractions, and yes we are the state where Breaking Bad was filmed (there RV are tours for that). It’s a place with a lot to offer. It kinda sucks to live here, but it’s awesome to visit! I won’t go into detail on the sights since this post got a little long, but if you have a question specifically about the sights to see, I can definitely make a post about them! Let me know!
(And to all the New Mexicans seeing this post: feel free to add anything I might have missed)
you should make a "pets for the zodiac signs" post!! please make libra rats or dogs because they need social interaction and are nervous
dogs are really sagittarius to me, like… big dogs because sagittarians need to be on their feet so something they can run around with and burn lots of energy, and sagittarius has that general unconditional love and that free, active lifestyle. same with aries
scorpios and cats. well cats know they are goddesses and therefore may be a bit more content in the presence of an underworld god like scorpio. idk. scorpios just have that sleuth cat thing. mysterious. private. so do leos. leo is the big cat in the jungle. one they can worship is worshipping an element of themselves.
virgos… anything that doesnt make a mess? is easily manageable? lol. thats probably not true. virgo rules the 6th house and the 6th house rules domestic, small animals and pets. they like giving care to something fragile or incapable. but not birds, i know too many virgos terrified of birds, and bugs, crawly things. something tender.
cancers respond well to cuddly and protective pets. like a dog that will always come back for cuddles and stay in their bedroom guarding them. even a little one will do, cancers like to feel safe. aquarius…. aquariams… because they are so fascinating, and you can do all lights and wacky decorations in there, and the colours and intrigue of sea life for aquarius can be enlightening, aquarius is the sign of dolphins, but a pet dolphin would be difficult to have
gemini needs a parrot. the reason is obvious. somebody they can yak to all day and all night, and someone that will yak back to them. what more do they need. capricorn is the unicorn, capricorn and a pony, or a horse, the feeling of the wind as they gallop through the wind toward mountains. and horses are probably so hard to look after capricorns have the responsibility factor lol.
libra… peach faces, or parakeets, or little birds that will swing to them, little birds that sit on their hands in balance, making music and chirpy sounds, rainbow colours, blue, pink, and beautiful. i have visions of taurus with a deer. i dont think you can have deer as pets. but they have that hallow, misty, eerie beauty, in fog in the dawn, now thats taurus.
pisces out of all respond to pets the most, doesn’t matter what one, dog, that unconditional comfort, that hug that can come whenever and forever, the companion that never judges, has a listening ear, represents something higher and peaceful because it is non verbal.
A beautifully detailed slice, cheese shows tomato sauce underneath so we know there is indeed tomato sauce under it, but it is still cheesy enough without overdoing it! And damnit, I don’t even like pepperoni but those look tasty enough. Crust could use some work tho, looks store bought but can’t blame for that, not everybody has time to bake home-made dough 8/10
Bolder than the classic pepperoni pizza, this time with what I think it’s salami and olives, but the rest, eeeeh i don’t like that gradient on the cheese and the crust looks like cardboard 4/10
A traitor, this pizza will get your hands dirty, look at that narrow crust and the dripping cheese, there’s no way you’re not gonna use a napkin after handling it 2/10 proceed with caution
This pizza feels weird. The cheese is pale, the pepperoni looks more like wax seals and the extra toppings look like creepy crawlies. The crust is the only good thing but still 0/10 are you sure you wanna eat that
It looks like Samsung tried to reform itself. It has done its best (look at those red borders! that’s tomato sauce!), but there’s still a long way to go. Pepperoni doesn’t look like pepperoni with those highlights, and the crust looks like a smooth churro and it kinda makes the pizza look like a pie. But still 6/10 for effort
For some reason, US people complain that Domino’s puts very few toppings on their pizzas, but I had Domino’s and that never happened. I guess this is how an US pizza looks like. 2/10 for misguided minimalism also what the hell those green rhombuses are
A big slice that feeds you for the whole morning. It means good, but the lack of details on the crust makes it look unappetizing, and the cheese isn’t as well detailed as Apples, so it looks like some sort of fungal infection. At least they got creative with the pepperoni disposition 6/10 it isn’t pretty but it tries its best
A dazzling pizza with weird gleaming pepperonis, but look at that cheese! Smooth, melted, bubbly, but won’t drip and leave you gross like Microsoft’s! And tomato sauce confirmed! The crust also looks nice enough. 8/10 would order again
Its assymetry is more apparent than the others and makes it feel that there’s something off with this pizza. Also narrow crust syndrome. 3/10 not bad but not the best pizza in town, lacks personality
Twitter’s little cousin. I have a feelings that it’s made with cheap ingredients. 2/10
LG went for Messenger’s look, but it doesn’t quite fit it. 4/10
That’s it. That’s the one. How can you say no to a whole pizza? 10/10
Shiro is unfazed by crawly things because his younger brother adores them and kept a pet tarantula for years so Shiro has a kind of fondness engendered from that- he’s the nice guy who gets a cup and paper and shoos them outside. Alternatively he might exploit the fact that he has a metal arm now to just scoop stuff up because it can’t bite him like that.
taemin can jump out of a plane, or smile calmly when being jump-scared…..but he’s deathly afraid of….insects…….like thats the thing He Cant Do….he cant touch slimy crawly thingies but he wont hesitate about…..bungee jumping…….
“You guys choose this. Turning people over like rocks and looking at all their creepy, crawly things underneath. And I get it, I do, it’s the only way to catch them. But…I want to see the good in people. I choose to see the good in people. And getting into someone’s mind trying to find the god-awful thing that happened to them, that made them do the god-awful thing to somebody else has seriously impaired my ability to giggle and it makes my brain all wonky and I don’t like it.”
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Reader
The bunker was an old building. And like all old buildings it had its share of pests. Ants, spiders, moths and other crawly things could be found in the many unexplored rooms of the bunker. These you could handle.
Sam and Dean were suprisingly neat for guys. They didn’t leave stuff lying around, cleaned up after themselves, and put stuff away after they used it. Habits acquired from life on the road and sharing tiny motel rooms for so long..
It was a boring, rainy Saturday and you were in between cases. Sam and Dean were both sitting at the long table in the war room. Sam was doing research and Dean was trying to find a part online he needed for Baby.
You were in one of the many unexplored rooms of the bunker attempting to organize and catalog the contents. It was dusty, sweaty, dirty work.
You were sitting on the floor, bare legs stretched out, wearing old cutoffs and a tank top. You were sorting through a box of files when you felt something furry brush your bare leg.
The Beholder is the best idea Gary Gygax ever had and nobody can be assed to say why. I’ve seen people agonize over the Beholder, trying to improve on the overall model, and it’s never worked for me. Thing is, you can’t deliberately improve a monster until you have a working theory for why it worked in the first place, and I couldn’t have told you what makes Beholders good until like a couple of days ago.
I absolutely love your blog and I've got you on notifications 😍 If i may ask, how do you create a spooky atmosphere where the character doesn't really know if they're being watched or not etc?
I’m really glad to hear that you love it and thank you for the sweet note! As for creating a spooky atmosphere, it can depend on what POV you’re in. It’s much easier to create a disconcerting setting in third person than first person. In either case, though, there is some crossover in what to do!
1) Utilize your setting. The way you describe where you are can tip off the reader on the nature of the place. Mood is essential to making things creepy and crawly. Take your time including detail about things that may appear disconcerting to someone—cobwebs, dust, creaks and other sounds. Word choice will be just as integral as the actual setting. Note the differences between these examples:
“The floor groaned as she stepped into the doorway, as if the house was making its grievance for the late night interruption known.”
“With bated breath, she stepped inside the house, hoping that this wasn’t a mistake.”
The first example gives off a far greater sense of unease than the second. The groan brings to mind the thought of a ghost or monster, and the mention of her interrupting insinuates there may be something more lurking around. The second, however, simply suggests that something is likely to go wrong.
2) Foreshadowing is your best friend. Whether or not your character notices that they’re being followed, you can always foreshadow an encounter with something/someone. Your character can recall tales of spooky things they have heard about beforehand, liken the situation to a horror movie/novel, or you could note something more symbolic. Perhaps a painting/photograph of a person of the same gender and age group falls off a wall and breaks, if you’re indoors. If you’re outdoors, maybe they stumble across a trampled flower or broken item. (Which flower or item you choose can relate to the destruction of some sort of idea, but that’s a whole separate post.) Destruction and decay are always decent hints that something is on its way to going downhill.
3) Note your character’s feelings. Another good way to darken the atmosphere is to play into your character’s intuition. More likely than not, they’re probably going to start feeling anxious/nervous/like something is wrong at some point. Once they grow paranoid, it can really start to tip the scales. They may perceive things as even worse and the reader will become more nervous as well while they wait to discover what will happen next.
I found a post that talk about the potential “friendship” between Ms Crawly and Mike, if I find the original post I’ll link to it, but here’s a lil thing I wrote! And this is my first time writing Ms Crawly so bare with me.
Buster Moon walked through the New Moon Theater, nose buried in his clipboard. It was around lunchtime, and he was checking up on all his performers. His next show was going to be a hit; Music throughout the Decades was its title, and it would be a showcase of how music changed and evolved through the years. Yet, as he checked in on each of his actors, he realized he was missing his Fifties act, Mike, he was not in his studio, nor was he on stage.
“Ash? Have you seen Mike?” Buster asked the punk rocker, peeking his head into her rehearsal area.
“Why would I wanna know where that jerk is?” Ash begrudgingly huffed, strumming out a small piece by Queen.
“Ash.” Buster sternly warned. He understood Mike wasn’t the easiest to be around, but he wanted all of his performers to get along. Or at least try to.
“Sorry.” Ash sighed. “I don’t know where he is, though."
Buster tried Rosita and Gunter next, asking them the same question. Gunter had a similar reaction to the question as Ash did, but Rosita gently smacked his big belly.
"I think I saw him going upstairs, he might be going to one of his little spots.” she said sweetly.
Mike had a habit of finding areas of the theater to hide in whenever he didn’t want to be bothered, or whenever he had an episode. Under the floorboards, in the pocket of a costume coat, the air vent, even the top of the building were just some of his favorite spots.
Moon thanked Rosita and hopped up the stairs that lead to the main offices. As he made his way towards the door, though, he heard Mike’s voice.
“What was he like? What was he really like?” Mike asked, but not in his usual accusing voice. He sounded intrigued and excited about something.
“Well,” answered a shaking old voice. Ms Crawly? “He was a true gentlemen, that wasn’t an act. He was kind, caring, he took time for each of his fans."
"And what did he look like in real life?” Mike asked again as Buster pressed his ear to the door. “What did he act like?"
"Well, he was a bit taller than you and he had black spots on his grey fur.” said the old lizard. “He used to add and delete words from his own songs, he added notes and sometimes his band couldn’t even keep up.” she said with a small laugh.
“And did ya, did ya ever meet him?"
“I met Frank when I was around twenty or so. I had gone to one of his shows in New York."
Buster’s ears perked at this. They were talking about Sinatra.
"Wow,” Mike let out a long breath. “I’ve seen videos and all, but wow."
"The funny thing is, I don’t think he ever did a show where he wasn’t tipsy!” Ms Crawly giggled, causing Mike to laugh as well. It was a genuine laugh, not a mocking one, but light hearted. “Oh and he danced in the funniest ways."
"I bet he did! Though, I don’t Buster would let me go on stage drunk."
"He doesn’t have to know you are.” Ms Crawly said with a mischievous voice. Any other day Buster would’ve went in, scolding the old lizard, but he had never heard Mike get along with anyone this well and he was silent.
“And do ya, do ya think I could be like him?” Mike asked quietly.
“Well, I don’t think anyone could be exactly like Frankie, but I think he’s a good person to try and live up to.” she said sweetly. “Which means trying to get along with your coworkers."
"Frank didn’t get along with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls.” You could practically hear Mike crossing his arms in a huff. “And why should I try to get along with ‘em? They’re all no good, sons of-” he caught himself. “I don’t want to get attached to 'em."
"Well, you can still be nice to someone and not get attached to them, dear.” Ms Crawly sighed. “And I think it would be best to make some….friends."
"Friends are for soft people, I ain’t soft.” Mike retorted.
“Well, maybe you could try. For Frank. He would want you to get along with people. And for Nancy.”
Buster waited as silence filled the room, he found himself holding his breath. A moment passed before Mike let out a sigh.
“Fine. For Nancy and Frank.” There was a pause before: “Thank you."
"You’re very welcome, dear. You can always come to me whenever you want to know more."
Buster thought now was a good time to enter; he gently knocked on the door with his knuckle and opened it. Mike was sitting with his back to the door and had spun around when Moon had entered. Mike quickly stood up, placing his hat, which he had taken off, on his head.
"Uh, I, thank you, um, see ya Scaly!” The mouse jumped off the desk and tried to push past Moon.
“Wait just a moment Mike.” Moon held out his paw. “I would like to invite you to lunch, the cast and I were going to go to the café down the street."
“I, I don’t…” Mike stole a quick glance to Ms Crawly, who gently nodded. “S-sure. I don’t have anythin’ better to do.” he said with a casual shrug and went out the door.
Ms Crawly and Moon were left alone, the old lizard laughed lightly.
“You were listening outside, weren’t you, Mister Moon?” she asked.
I was soooo hoping someone would send me xiuhan for this, yessss.
Who said “I love you” first Luhan did. They were just sitting, watching a movie at Luhan’s apartment and he was watching Minseok instead of the movie and he just had one of those moments… he couldn’t look away from him and he could just feel it. He just randomly blurts it out and Minseok looks at him and just smiles and says he loves him too and it takes everything in Luhan not to cry like a baby.
Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background Minseok would, but not by choice. Luhan took a selfie with Minseok’s phone one day and set the picture as the background and said that he’s not allowed to change it because it’s a really good picture of himself.
Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror They’ve made a game of playfully insulting each other in the steam on the mirror. Last time Minseok wrote, ‘about time you showered, nasty’, and Luhan replied the next day with, ‘hey ugly’.
Who buys the other cheesy gifts Though they both like to buy each other gifts frequently, Luhan is guilty of getting the cheesy ones. He once came home with two full matching outfits and couldn’t understand why Minseok was so against wearing them. (they wore them the next day to the beach and Minseok only wanted to die a little bit)
Who initiated the first kiss Luhan, and he was much too eager and ended up banging their teeth together really hard. But Minseok just laughed it off and pulled him back in for a less painful kiss.
Who kisses the other awake in the morning Minseok gets up way too early and Luhan would complain, but Minseok likes to wake him up with kisses, so it’s really not so bad.
Who starts tickle fights Luhan refuses to be ticklish and it makes Minseok so mad. He always starts tickle fights just to try and find somewhere that Luhan is ticklish. He never does, and it ends with Minseok in tears begging Luhan to stop tickling him.
Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower Every single time Minseok showers Luhan follows him to the bathroom, asking over and over if he can shower with him, only to have the bathroom door shut in his face. Minseok isn’t stupid, he knows what showering with Luhan would lead to and he really just wants to get clean.
Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch They work different schedules so it’s hard to have lunch times that align. But sometimes Minseok will take a much later lunch so he can buy food to bring into Luhan’s office to eat with him.
Who was nervous and shy on the first date Definitely Luhan. He likes to pretend to be this big, tough guy but when Minseok said yes to a first date Luhan was nothing but nerves for the next week in anticipation of that coming Friday night. To this day, Luhan is still surprised he managed to dress himself for the date, his hands were shaking so bad.
Who kills/takes out the spiders Neither. They’re both terrified of those creepy crawlie little nasty things. If it’s a tiny one Luhan usually can manage the courage to squash it, but more often than not, they end up calling Kyungsoo, their neighbor, to come get it for them.
Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk Minseok is more reserved and quiet, but when he drinks, he’s no stranger to dancing and screaming, singing loudly and hopping up on tables at the bar. It’s one of Luhan’s favorite things about him. Once when walking home, Minseok stopped in the middle of a busy street to raise his arms and scream ‘I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND!’
If requests are still open, can I request Slender/reader? You can write it in any context, but if you could make them oblivious to the other pastas/proxies shipping them like hell, it would be cute. Thanks!
Requested by Anonymous
A/N: I went a little off topic with it, I hope you still like it! It was a cute request! <3
“Hello, dearest.” Slender man says, gently taking your hand. You had come by the mansion to hang out with your infamous best friend, Slender Man. You used to wonder the woods all the time by yourself, getting lost every once in a while. Slender found you one day, fascinated by your lack of fear toward him. Eventually you two became friends, wondering the woods together. In time he brought you back to his home, he told you about all his secrets and introduced you to the others. He always made you feel safe, especially since you learned of all the creepy crawly things in the dark.
“YEEE Y/n!” Sally yells, bouncing down the stairs and running up to you. Jane followers her down, smiling when she sees Sally wraps her small arms around her. Jane swaps her hips and drops down on the arm rest beside Eyeless Jack, lazily throwing her arm around his shoulders and grins.
“They’re cute together” She whispers, and EJ nods.
“I totally ship it, when are they going to get together?” Clockwork asks, fiddling with a pen while looking at you both.
“Can you imagine the sex?” Masks pipes up, making Jane role her eyes.
“Do you guys think Slender’s a bottom?” BEN asks, he and Masky start cackling. You and Slender glare at them.
“Come now, let’s go.” Slender says with disdain in his voice, clearly bothered by the situation. He gently pulls you along outside and away from the laughing boys.
“Holy shit, Slender is totally a bottom!” Masky yells, clutching his side from laughter. The boys kept on like this for a while, Jeff even joined in at one point to make crude jokes about Slender’s “tentacles” and their role in your sex life. Needless to say, you and Slender don’t hang out around them much anymore.
Who asks the other on dates: Jaune at first; Pyrrha’s shown herself to be pretty shy about romance. Once she grows comfortable with it she starts returning the effort her noodle BF has so freely given her. They’re both horribly charmed whenever the other asks them. Who is the bigger cuddler: Jaune. He’s used to ending up in a cuddle pile with his sisters, while Pyrrha hasn’t had the chance for something so intimate. Jaune reflexively seeks it out. Who initiates holding hands more often: Jaune, usually. The nerd can be a bit clingy. When other girls get near Jaune Pyrrha cranks up the pda a little bit; she has hard time telling the when Jaune’s being friendly from when he’s being flirty. Who remembers anniversaries: Pyrrha. Jaune doesn’t forget, but he has to mark the calendar. Pyrrha is far better at routine memorization that Jaune, and she’s also even more of a romantic than he is. If that’s possible. Who is more possessive: Pyrrha. She may not have any romantic experience, but she’s used to competitions. At times she can run away with it, and regard Jaune as a prize to be won and protected. Who gets more jealous: Pyrrha, thanks to her lack of social skills, can misinterpret Jaune’s actions. Jaune tends to also not notice when women flirt with him; after all he’s Pyrrha’s. And why would they even want to? It’s a bad combo. Who is more protective: Pyrrha. Jaune’s naturally protective, but tends to think Pyrrha can handle herself as well. Pyrrha believes in Jaune, but she’s spent more time fighting and learning to fight than him. She tends to be more aggressive when it comes down to such things. Who initiates sexy times the most: Pyrrha. At first both are very nervous; neither has any experience with this after all, so it takes them a while to take that step. But once they have, I can see Pyrrha, who has been so alone, craving it more than Jaune. Not that he’s isn’t easily enticed. Who dislikes PDA the most: Pyrrha by a small margin. Both are very conservative with PDA, but Pyrrha’s more so. She worries that the tabloids will drive Jaune away. Who kills the spider: Jaune, surprisingly. Pyrrha beats up grimm and things like it’s going out of style, but she doesn’t like creepy crawlies at all. Who asks the the other to marry them: Jaune. Pyrrha’s patient enough to wait for him, despite all the false starts Jaune has. He probably ends up so nervous that he trips and falls during the big moment, but Pyrrha lifts him up, smooches him, and says yes. Who buys the other flowers or gifts: Jaune. He’s always bringing home something he thinks Pyrrha will enjoy. Who would bring up possibly having kids: Jaune. He’s from a big family, and he wants to add to the clan. Who is more nervous to meet the parents: Both. Pyrrha has more reason to be, because his mom’s kind of terrifying, but Jaune has a hard time convincing himself they’ll approve of him. After all, a lot of days he doesn’t even think he’s good enough for Pyrrha. Who sleeps on the couch when the other is angry: Neither. Pyrrha reflexively apologizes, Jaune’s reflexively guilty, and neither are much of one for grudges. They make up before bed. Who tries to make up first after arguments: Pyrrha. But only because she reflexively apologizes whether she’s in the wrong or not. Who tells the other they love them more often: Jaune. He’s far more open with his emotions.