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Mr. Jealous || Jughead Jones

Prompt from anon: 2,21 with jughead jones please

“If you’re going to keep running your mouth like that, I can think of a few ways to make you shut up.”

“Jealousy isn’t cute on you.”

The reader has been spending a lot of time with Archie working on a project and Jughead gets jealous.

A/N: For some reason, this took me 4 hours to write. Don’t know why.

Gif: @winchestheart

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Jughead Jones always saw Archie Andrews as a threat. Everyone loved him. Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, Kevin. Meanwhile Jughead was a loner. People were afraid to approach him. Archie on the other hand, people flocked to. You had been best friends with the both of them for years, but the incident between the two of them forced you to pick sides. After what Archie did, you know you couldn’t forgive him, not yet. If Jughead was wary of Archie, you were beyond paranoid. You knew exactly what went down and didn’t trust Archie one bit. Imagine your frustration when your history teacher paired you up with Archie for the end of the semester project. Joy. You wished you were paired up with Jughead but because he was in a different class, there was no chance of that happening. You decided not to tell him about you and Archie being paired up. Jughead was Jughead and you knew he would be stressed out by it. Despite you attempting to keep it a secret, your boyfriend of ten months found out anyway.

One night, Jughead was walking to your house, preparing to surprise you. He had wanted to hang out with you that night, but you had texted him saying you had too much homework. Jughead, having nothing to do that Thursday night, thought he would come over anyway and try to help you with the geometry you hated so much. What he saw through the living room window boiled his blood instead. He saw you with Archie, the two of you sitting close together, talking about something. Even laughing together. He had to restrain himself from marching right up to your door and beating Archie up (like that could happen.) He left instead, deciding to go to Pop’s, fuming all the way.

The next day at school, you couldn’t find Jughead anywhere. He seemed to have disappeared. Until your off period that is. You were opening your locker, preparing to put your textbooks away when you heard,

“What were you doing with Archie last night?”

You rose your eyebrows at your boyfriend’s jealous tone.

“How’d you know about that?” You asked, turning to him. “Were you stalking me? Because jealousy isn’t cute on you, Jug.”

He shook his head.

“No. You said you had a lot of homework, and I know how you can get when you’re overloaded with work so I decided to come over. Try and help you out. Then I saw you and Archie laughing through your window, and well…” he trailed off, realizing how he actually sounded, cringing at his words.

“Oh, seriously?” you asked, annoyed. “You really think we would do that, Jughead? That I would do that?”

Jughead looked down and you scoffed, putting your books into your locker.

“No, I just—it’s just that—“

“We were working on a history project together. Then we began catching up. He was telling me about football and his music. That’s it.” you said.

Jughead’s eyes popped open.

“We had a history project?” he asked.

You burst out laughing and closed your locker.

“Wow. You were so busy focusing on me and Archie that you didn’t realize we had a project due today worth 25% of your grade. Typical Jughead. Do you even know who your partner is?” you asked, feeling pity for the poor guy or girl saddled with your boyfriend.

He shook his head and said,

“Okay, but I had a valid excuse, I was worried about—“

If you’re going to keep running your mouth like that, I can think of a few ways to make you shut up,” you said, as you reached out to hold his hand, the two of you walking down the hall.

Jughead grinned slyly at you before you finished your sentence,

“First by helping you with that project! Come on, you have three periods until history. I’m sure there’s some supplies from the art room we can use to pull this thing together!” you called as you ran down the hallway.

Jughead sighed before running to catch up with you. What had he done to deserve such an awesome girlfriend like you?

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A/N: Let me know what you thought!

imjusthereforsupernatural  asked:

Hi can I request a drabble? 10 & 22? Congrats on the milestone!! 😍

Thank you!! 


You blinked as you stared at the two young boys, sitting on the park bench in front of you. One with dark blond, one with chestnut hair, eating ice cream. And, even though it’s been decades, you still recognized Sam and Dean in an instant. 

Frowning, you looked around yourself. The sun was shining. birds chirping, the grass was crispy green and the wind moved the crown of the large trees surrounding you. The odd thing was that there was no one else around. You looked back at Sam and Dean, and they looked so young and tiny. It’s just a dream. Right? This isn’t real, it can’t be. You gawked with round eyes at them. Then, Sammy’s voice brought you back from your thoughts. 

“Can I taste the strawberry ice cream?” He looked at you with warm hazel eyes.

You looked down in your hand and saw the paper cup containing ice cream. Then you looked up at your brothers, who were looking back at you, and you were surprised that they could see you. As far as you could tell, you looked very out of place, sitting cross-legged on the grass in front of them - because you were still your adult size. But, to your confusion, they didn’t seem to notice.

“Yeah, sure,” you replied and reached out the cup.

Sam stuck his plastic spoon in, and as he did so, Dean quickly took a scoop as well.

“Hey!” You exclaimed, surprised. And then you realized, this wasn’t just some made-up dream, this was a memory.

“Sorry, sissy.” Dean laughed, his voice now in a much higher pitch. “You can have some of mine.”

“Don’t call me sissy, it makes me sound like I’m 2 years old,” you retorted, although your voice soft and a smile on your face because you realized how fast you fell into the old conversation of your memory.

“Well, you are only 4 years old, so,” he responded. And then he held out his ice cream towards you. “Here, taste it.”

You know how those kids’ cartoons taught you to pinch yourself to wake up? Yeah, you tried that. But, no, I’m still here. You didn’t know why, but you seemed stuck in this memory. But, hey, at least it was one of the good ones.

“That won’t work here.”

The voice startled you, making you flinch, almost dropping your ice cream. You looked up in the direction it came from, and saw Dean - adult Dean - towering over you. 

“Sorry, sissy, it’s just me.” He smiled down at you, but then his eyes wandered to his younger self and little Sammy on the park bench, chatting about which was the best ice cream flavor. “That feels like another lifetime, huh?”

“It does,” you began to stand up, and Dean reached out a hand to help you. “So, where are we?” 

You looked at Dean as you asked. You couldn’t know for sure that he knew, but something about his calmness told you he did.

“Heaven.” He drew his eyes away from the boys, and looked into your eyes. “We’re in Heaven.”

PLL 7x18 Choose or Loose - Thoughts

- One of the best episodes of the entire series. Not just season, but series. Intense from start to finish. 7B: the season of NO DAMN FILLER. Well, aside from Jenna’s dress and Addison… but my gosh it feels good to tune in to episodes weekly where it’s just intense from start to finish. 

- TWINCER VIBES!!! Right after I post this, I’m going to go edit my Twincer theory post. We got so much in this episode. “Spencer” hooking up with Toby AND had a scar on her. Why would Spencer have a scar? We would know about a dangerous event Spencer did. But no. That has no explanation. Our Spencer does not have a scar. Also, “Spencer” was dressed in full black, almost like she just took her hoodie off and is wearing the underlay (like Aria was). Also, “Spencer” gave the girls new phones. Last time that happened, it was Mona giving Hanna a new phone, and Mona was A. I will DIE if Twincer is actually present right in front of our eyes, like attending the group meetings. And overall Spencer just wearing different clothes across the episode.

BIG EDIT that’s what happens when I stay up late to watch the episode.. I forget the basics. Happened last week too. Spencer got the scar from the windshield when Archer was killed, or from the gunshot wound. I think I got a bit ahead of myself with the Twincer theory stuck in my head!

- “Spencer” says to Toby “you know what its like to be the outsider. Removed from friends and family”. What made her say this? Nothing was said or done in this episode to prompt our Spencer to say this. Twincer?

- Mona Mona Mona. Ok, she comes in with answers regarding Aria. Good on her. But, there comes a point where “she’s Mona” isn’t gonna cut it. HOW did she find out it’s Aria? You saw her in the Brew holding an envelope… ok?? And?? Anyway. If they spent time explaining that, there would’ve been less time for the rest of the episode. Whatever, I get it. But it did slightly annoy me that the way they worked out Aria is involved is because Mona worked it out without telling us how.

- Mona is not AD!! She probably killed Charlotte.

- I liked the way the story with Aria’s betrayal paned out. Guys, I couldn’t even handle seeing arguments within the group over someone being an A minion… imagine if a liar was ACTUALLY AD. This episode just confirmed for me why, throughout all the years on here, I’ve been so against the theories that a liar is A. I don’t think there’s a lot of evidence and clues nor would it make sense but mainly I wouldn’t be able to handle it.

- They were VERY angry at Aria but honestly they had the right to be. Aria wasn’t just sending meaningless “I’m watching you” texts. She actually did shit. Bad stuff. And in my mind I was WAITING for Spencer to go up to her and apologise because Spencer, of them all, should get it. And she did!! I was so happy. That was good logical choices for these characters.

- Wait so is Marco gone for good? I was not shocked he took the case off. To me that shows he cares about Spencer and doesn’t have the guts to arrest her, which means all of Spencer’s condescending talk to him worked! Good one Spence.

- Welcome back Tanner. I love her. Tanner gets shit done. Her return brought me right back to 4A when she made a quote that 4 years later I still love - “I want to find out what it is about those 4 pretty girls that attract so many corpses” (or something like that). 

- Spencer did make a good point: why is Tanner so quick to assume the worst of the girls, when Tanner did learn and witness firsthand that there have been people trying to bully and harass the girls? In this case, the girls are guilty, but Tanner doesn’t know that… why can’t this be another framing, like last time? I believe the writers did a small error in character judgment. Tanner shouldnt be assuming the worst of the girls even amongst all the evidence. Someone frickn built a dollhouse for them once. If I were Tanner, I would consider that something similar is going on. Again, it isn’t - the girls did kill someone - but Tanner doesn’t know that. 

- Loved the element of a timer throughout the episode. That was a formula for a successful episode from 701 so it was a nice addition.

- I thought it was nice that no one said “Hanna you killed him, you give yourself in”. I kind of expected the writers to take that easy route. But, they didn’t, which is good, because that wouldn’t be true to the characters. I loved that scene where they all talk about each of their own contributions that lead up to that. Sure Hanna pressed the accelerator but how did they get there? All of them.

- Oh Aria. Your keys are in the trunk. Good luck driving off without having to open the trunk again. I think my car would start, as long as the keys are detected to be IN the car, but maybe it doesn’t work if they keys are in the trunk? PLL logic, idk. 

- I don’t know about anyone else but Aria’s phone calls with AD didnt make me cringe for once. Unlike the FaceTime calls. I thought the calls were actually creepy. But I’m probably the only one.

- You all know I’m here for the mystery and not the romance but my gosh did I appreciate the ships. All of them. The ending montage of all ships was just beautiful. I got a bit teary! (Because I know in 13 days this is all gone.) I don’t think a scene with the ships has gotten to me like that for probably years. No, definitely years. They nailed that. 

- NEXT WEEK!!! FFS CAN THEY STOP SPOILING THEIR OWN SHOW IN THE PROMO. I would’ve DIED if they told us who killed Charlotte, without having expected it! Now I know it’s coming and it won’t be a massive shock when they reveal it was Mona Oh and the “who’s coming for you” scene is being played next week.. 90% chance it’s just a dream. Ugh. Because who is possibly coming for Ali ?? They’re all in trouble? And why would she call herself Mrs Rollins? I can see them taking the easy way out and calling it a dream.

- Overall, honestly that was a 10/10 episode. Screw answers, they’re coming in 2 weeks. Heck, some even next week. Just judging it based on what it was, that was PLL at its absolute best. A LOT of mystery, and even good romance. Less than 2 weeks to go!

Can’t help | l.h

Originally posted by 5sospicturesque

Prompt: Loosely based on the song Can’t help falling in love

Word count: 1,829

A/N: So much fluff you might die


I walked in to see her in nothing but my worn out t-shirt and panties. She was jamming out to some weird remix playing on the radio, shouting her made up lyrics off-key. I couldn’t keep in my chuckle as she excitedly rocked her air guitar and whipped her hair like she was a rockstar from the 70s. I made my way to the kitchen and wrapped my arms around her energetic body, making her jump a little.

“Luke. You scared me to death dude.” She breathed, getting tired from her previous “rock show”.

“When will you stop calling your boyfriend dude?” I chuckled, pressing my lips to her sweaty forehead.

“Never.” She poked her tongue out teasingly while running away from my grasp. I shook my head at her childlikeness before rushing towards her, scooping her up and throwing her down onto the couch.

“Alright Titch. I still need to work on some stuff, but I’ll come down soon and help you with dinner okay?” I pecked her pouty lips before walking to my office.

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anonymous asked:

I need to vent to someone but like.. Just ignore me?? I really love the Preds. They're like my second favorite team. But then there's this person that I strongly dislike that claims they love the Preds... Even though they don't watch any hockey. This person used to be my friend until she got kinda borderline psychotic. But like, she loves to copy me and my every move. Has been for 4 years. And I just.. This just makes me not want to like the Preds or hockey in general and I hate this so much

I totally understand that. That’s me with football teams. It took this one guy who was an ass for me to absolutely despise the Colts and Denver and basically any team Peyton Manning is on ever. I’m sorry that this person is ruining the Preds for you. If it helps, think of all the awesome people (especially on here who like the preds @filipf0rsberg, @sheaweebs, @itsyourboykent, @scoresberg, @jufros, @cheerbaitromanjosi59, @gnashville33, @coltonsisson, and @juicysaros). Think of how great and precious the players are. 

My best advice is don’t let someone else ruin your happiness and don’t let someone make you dislike something that makes you happy. If it’s possible, I would just ignore her. There was a girl like this to me a few years ago (she for real moved to the town next to mine in the summer) and I stopped following her on social media and tried my best to avoid her and now I barely see her anymore, and I still like what I did despite her trying to wiggle her way into my life like that. Try not engage with her if possible. 

Anyway here are some cute Preds to show you how wonderful they are and that you shouldn’t let someone like that make you dislike these precious guys


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and never forget the iconic win against the San Jose Sharks last year in playoffs in triple OT

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Just know that the Preds fam loves and supports you 💛💙

Bts reaction to your naturally curly hair:

Anon requested: Hello darling! Hope you are doing fine! ;) could I request maybe BTS reaction to seeing you first time in curled hair (your natural hair), because you hate it so much that you straighten it non stop so they even didn’t know that you have curly hair. I don’t know it makes sense, but it’s my personal problem. Having curly hair is hell.

Another request that took too long to get done. Thankfully that was the end of it, I am sorry for taking too long, it’s kinda a bit short as well. Thank you anon for the request, btw I have long, overly wavy hair too, but I haven’t straightened it in like 4 years, too lazy. I feel you tho, enjoy :)
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Jin:

Originally posted by eatupbangtan

“Oh my God you look so pretty, come here, let me take pictures” he is going to keep talking about it all day, telling you to keep this look on because he loves it.

Suga:

Originally posted by jjks

“There is something different about you today…” he is going to say, not exactly being able to tell what. So when you casually say you don’t have your hair straightened, he’ll look dumbfounded while having an internal struggle like why does she straighten it when it looks this gold.

Jhope:

Originally posted by jiminrolls

“Come here and give oppa a hug” but it’s actually just a lame excuse to play with your hair, he will shamelessly ask you to keep it this way as long as he is around, because you look x100 more gorgeous naturally.

Rap monster:

Originally posted by taehyyungs

When you looked not so confident with your look, namjoon noticed and pulled you in for a passionate kiss, not caring who the hell is in the room, “Just look how perfect my jagiya is!”

Jimin:

Originally posted by chimtae

“No you can’t be the pretty one in this relationship” he screams while dramatically dropping to the ground, wailing in demand for you to stop blinding him with your beauty and you be like chill man it’s just hair. He put two and two together pretty quickly and put up this act to give you more confidence in your hair.

V/Taehyung:

Originally posted by mayfifolle

“Wait here” and then disappeared. No goodbye or anything. He just took one look at you and ran the opposite direction. But when he came back he had loads of hair clips and bunny ears like you look so cute I couldn’t waste this opportunity.

Jungkook:

Originally posted by jeonify

Probably the only member to find it breathtakingly sexy. Biting his lips as he approached you, he pushed your hip into his and whispered in your ear how beautiful you look and that he can’t keep his hands or eyes off you if you keep doing this to him

anonymous asked:

I tried protecting my best friend by telling the truth about her Boyfriend cheating on her. But it bit right back in my arse. She didn't believe me it's fine, she took his side & completely went ape shit on me. 4 years. 4 years of friendship just like that. I wish I could just erase her damn existence.

It’s pride and ego. This always happens when you reveal the truth about a situation that has so many emotions attached to it. People usually blame the messenger, but deep down they know there is no smoke without fire. It’s most likely that she already had her suspicions but was in denial and you brought light to her decision making, or she’s possibly embarrassed because she wasn’t actually aware. Either way, people react differently, give her some space. She will return.

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma, I'm a first year law student who just finished HSC last year. I'm completely over my head in terms of study techniques - they basically don't exist. My main concerns are what notebooks to use for everything, what stationery, and obviously mainly how to go about studying. I understand that it's something I have to figure out myself, but I just can't - how do I start organising everything??? I still end up freaking out the night before due dates and I hate it.

Hey! For notebooks, I’d recommend purchasing the A4 poly Arc Notebook from Staples.com.au. Here is a link. I used it for all my HSC and the last two years of uni. It’s fantastic and I love it. It is a little bit expensive but honestly, it is the best bit of stationery I have ever purchased. For pens wise, I’d recommend getting your hands on a pack of Staedtler 432 ball pens. They’re available at Officeworks or Big W. They’re nice pens, a great set of colours and easy to hold. Muji pens are also nice but gel so if you’re a leftie, not always fantastic. I think highlighters are important too. My favourites are the Zebra Mildliners (I purchased them from the UK Amazon site) and Stabilo Swing Cool Highlighters (from Officeworks). I don’t think you need to go over the top on stationery. Just a small selection of things that you will actually use! For organising here are a few things you could try to do - you may already be doing some of it so just ignore those:

  • spend a full day/weekend going through your desk - throw out old stationery that doesn’t work, pile up unused notebooks, and recycle old scraps of paper! Make sure anything you might have from HSC is away (unless you need it) or you’ve recycled it. Try to get your desk only for university. If you’ve got drawers make them for certain things. I have one for things I use regularly (post-it notes, usbs, stapler, etc), stationery in general (to-do pads, stickers, etc), a drawer for uni (my binders, course information, etc), spare stationery (unused notebooks, diaries) and a drawer for accessories/spare paper for my Arc notebook. I recently did a clear out of my desk (it was supposed to be a ‘tidy’) and it took me like 4 hours). You’ll feel so much more clear and organised once it is done. I’d also recommend tidying your desk once a week - making sure everything is in it’s correct place - and then clearing it out properly each semester.
  • organise your laptop/desktop - have a folder for the year > add in a folder for your semester > add in a folder for each class > add in a folder for each week and general stuff. I find it so much simpler to have it super organised instead of having one folder to drop files in. Remember to save things in the actual place and the correct name!!!! 
  • try OneNote (if you aren’t already) - honestly, it is the best note-taking app you can have and it’s free! Everything is automatically saved, it doesn’t create a million different files per class, easy to format, etc! If you prefer writing notes that is your choice, but I find typing much easier for university! Here is a post on how I set mine up.
  • find a planner - again, a kind of simple one but if you’re not using it properly then it shows! Find somewhere (either a notebook, your phone, your computer) where you can write down what is due. Always add in reminders two weeks, a week, a day before something is due. That way you won’t be as likely to forget. You can also use it to make schedules for working on your assessments. If you can say, set yourself 2 hours every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to work on an assignment due that coming Monday you’ll have more chance to get it done - rather than just winging it over the weekend! You could also check out my printables so you can plan your time without spending money!!
  • plan as much as you can - for big assessments this is key! I will also spend a few hours drafting up what I want to include in it. Sometimes I’ll spend a day (not a full day, just part of it) planning it out, finding my references, my main points, evidence and then breaking up the structure and word count. Then I’ll go back either the day later or a few days and start working. It makes tackling assessments much less stressful if you’ve prepped before hand. 
  • have a binder per subject - since you’re doing law I assume you get a lot of worksheets/readings/case studies that are printed! Get yourself a 4 ring large binder from Officeworks, some extra wide dividers and thick plastic sleeves to house it all. I do the same and I put my notes from my Arc Notebook into plastic sleeves once I’ve finished with them.
  • determine a notetaking system - I organised mine during HSC and still use it. It makes life a million times easier if you can just understand your notes. Mine is here if you wanted to look. Other people use the Cornell method! 
  • organise yourself with a productive and efficient study method - try to find out what type of learner you are by taking this quiz. Then use this infographic to help determine what would be best for you! My study routine is here.
  • use productivity apps - these are so helpful, I cannot stress that enough! I love the app ‘Forest’ for keeping me off my phone and focused. Here are some apps to try.
  • Other things to help: beating procrastination; preparing for a new semester; managing your time whilst note-taking; revising notes; overcoming self-doubt; staying focused in lectures/class.

I hope this helps! Best of luck with everything! xx

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Jupiter: It’s true Oscar. I love you. I don’t know why it took me so long to realize it, but I do. You’ve been the only person in my life to always make me smile no matter how sad I was. You’re the only one that has made me feel like a normal girl. Every single day I thank the universe that they sent me someone like you. I don’t know how I went through all those years without you, but now I know I want to spend every one with you by my side. Even if you’re just a friend, I’m content. As long as you’re there.. with me. 

Day 4: Darth Nobu

This morning I saw a picture of Nobu-sama from the Nagoya Bushotai posing on a Star Wars: Rogue One exhibit. 

It took me a while to realize it’s “May the Fourth”/Star Wars Day/whatever today. 

I remember a few years ago in Kiriya Takashi’s movie, he made the Oda clan troops seriously looks like storm troopers, so I decided to make a Darth Nobu.

Besides, all that samurai inspiration in Star Wars….

how to ACHIEVE  a 4.0 gpa (realistically)

^ this is probably the deepest stuff i’ve written, and please excuse my typos i wrote it in like 2 minutes. also math analysis h = precalculus honors. (h= honors)

IMPORTANT: 

  1. It’s up to you to decide if you are willing to work hard and put in the effort and time to get straight A’s
  2. If you don’t get straight a’s it doesn’t mean you're dumb, everyone is talented in their own way. 
  3. Getting straight a’s doesn’t make you happy (many people fail to see that there are many other factors in your happiness besides your grades)
  4. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t achieve a 4.0 gpa (Just keep calm and carry on // work harder and try again.)
  5. It’s just a letter, your grades don’t define you (Your happiness is more important than some letter on a piece of paper)
  6. “BELIEVE YOU CAN, and you’re halfway there” - Theodore Roosevelt.

This guide isn’t perfect, and i’m not going to tell you that it is. But i do know that no guide in tumblr will ever help you unless you actually care, unless you want to put the effort, unless you try. 

So let’s get into how i WORKED for Straight A’

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The reason why the whole “I’m a minor I can’t be responsible for my actions because I’m a child uwu” excuse bugs me so much is because I’m a minor. And I remember being taught in PRESCHOOL that I had to take responsibility for things I did. I didn’t like it, sure, but that’s a skill that 4 year olds know better than 13/14/15 year olds on this site. I know when you’re at this age you make bigger and longer lasting mistakes, but if you fuck up, you have to own up to it. Idgaf if you have a mental illness or whatever. My depressed self took the blame for everything I did while suicidal or dissociating. Get over yourself, and grow up.

for clarification I know in the past (like 4 to 6 years ago, in my first times introducing myself on tumblr) I probably have said I was half white. I was young and hated my ancestry and it took me a long time to accept that I wasn’t white. I used to edit all my pictures to soften my features and add pink filters to make my face appear less yellowish. so if anyone who used to know me way back then wants to jump out of a bush yelling gotcha, now you know. i’ve finally embraced who I am and if you want to use that against me have at it I guess.

Eurosong's ESC '17 ranking and commentary

Good afternoon, folks! The clock is ticking down to the final and it’s now about that time of the year where I unleash my commentary on all the songs. I tried to limit myself to a few sentences per song, but since there´s 42, this will doubtless be considered by some as a big read. Tongue in cheek in part but very candid about my views on some of the songs - don’t proceed if you don’t want to see a few songs savaged. As the ancient Romans said, de gustibus non est disputandum, and these are just my views and tastes.

1 Portugal
From which planet did this extraterrestrial talent come and why do his people want to break our hearts so exquisitely? I cannot speak highly enough of these three perfect minutes of melancholy, longing, and yet, at the same time, love and hope. This performance speaks to the soul so intimately. It is a pure and timeless composition that I feel like I’ve known all my life, but have been waiting all this time to hear. Extraördinary and twelve cuts above everything else in the contest in my eyes.

2. Hungary
How I love the fearless Magyars and their tendency to dance to the beat of their own drums, sending things that sound like nothing else in the contest. This is one of the most emotional performances in the contest and certainly one of the most meaningful lyrics - talking about the prejudice he faced as a Romani and the salvation he found in songwriting. The music is a sui generis blend of rap, traditional folk and other elements - and the pure passion invested into the lyrics and their delivery gives me goosebumps.

3 Belarus
This is what three minutes of unshackled, care-free joy sounds like. Naviband are adorable, their chemistry pure, and their song is so full of joie de vivre. I feel like I’m out in the primordial forests of Belarus hearing the call of the ancients.

4 Armenia
Another nation keen to exhibit its traditional music in curious new blends is Armenia, who this year bring us something that sounds at once distinctly Caucasian and East Asian. A curious mélange of genres and influences make this almost as far as you can get from the tired “Melfest reject” mould. I love the non-linearity of this song, and the æthereal feel that makes the song feel like a forgotten psalm to the gods. Great effort.

5 Iceland
If you combine dark but infectious electro beats with some of the most subtly meaningful lyrics of the contest, you get this, in my book, one of Iceland’s best contributions to the contest in some time. Svala’s song is very personal to her and, through an extended metaphor, talks about struggling with accepting yourself for who you are. A very underrated track in my eyes.

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SUP BUDOBLR!
Congrats you made it to Wednesday! Don’t let the week get you down, you’re doing great!

Last night I took the “little people” (4-6 year olds) and they really showed me up! kids can be wild, crazy and exhausting- but they are also hilarious, eye opening and inspiring. I’m always amazed at how much I learn from working with them.

Adult class was Bassai bunkai applications. I don’t like bassai as much as some other kata, but the bunkai really does a great job of showing how to make close-combat work for you. I’m slowly becoming more and more enamoured with open hand strikes. Soft, soft, soft.

Going to give Han ten Rin ten some undivided attention until I can do them without thinking about it so much. I’m still tripping up a lot and having trouble engaging my core first. Uhhhh, may I’ll do a bunch of sit-ups and planks to get less of that ‘soft tummy’ feeling X’D

ONWARD!

You know that post on here about not knowing anything at any given time? That’s literally me. I didn’t know Logan was out until a few weeks afterwards. I didn’t know about ASOUE until ALL THE EPISODES WERE UP!, I didn’t know about doctor who last night until just now, I didn’t know that merlin ended until years after it ended, I didn’t know about LOTR until last year ish, I didn’t know that lazytown had a new Stephanie until a few years ago, I didn’t know that Sportacus legit does all of those flips in real life, I didn’t know that Lazytown finished after season 4 three years ago until yesterday. I didn’t know the ocean had a bottom until first year of college. I could not for the life of me figure out the titanic thing (Literally that took all of my friends, several months, and a weird explanation involving a bus and a bike and a car and a person walking before I could even remotely understand it. Like I literally, never, know anything, remotely obvious, until several times after when it’s already passed and I’m like “oh that was a thing? Oh.” JUST ASSUME I DON’T KNOW WHATEVER IT IS! IT WOULD MAKE THINGS SO MUCH SIMPLER! Never assume I know something, because the chances are I probably have no idea.

anonymous asked:

How far will you travel for a con?

I’ve traveled states away to go to cons before. Last year I took a plane down to Florida to go to Metrocon. That’s not something I can afford to do all the time though lmfao. The furthest I’ve driven for a con has probably been? 4 or 5 hours??

It’s not like I’m making mad bank off YouTube so I can’t afford to go to 9 out of 10 of the cons people keep suggesting to me. On the other hand, if I was somehow magically invited as an official guest somewhere across the US you can bet my happy ass would be there like I WANT to travel idgaf how far it is.