after actually reading the story i am here to analyze the parallels we see so far. im gonna assume you guys have seen the summaries because they are EVERYWHERE but basically the story centers around a utopian town called Omelas, who’s perfection relies on a singular miserable child. every citizen of Omelas knows this and must make the choice whether to stay knowing the cost of their happiness, or to leave and face whatever is out there.
in the description of the summer festival, it says the horses were adorned with “streamers of silver, gold, and green.” the concept photos must be from before they knew the truth, while they were happy at the festival.
in the teaser we see someone running out of a door (that kinda looks like a bus door to me), through the snow, and into the warm light of Omelas. “I incline to think that people from towns up and down the coast have been coming in to Omelas…on very fast little trains and double-decked trams.” i think the snow symbolizes the cold world outside the utopia of Omelas.
the rest of the similarities all happen in the last paragraph, when the narrator is describing the people who know the truth and choose to leave.
the first one is jungkook standing outside Omelas at nighttime, and all of them running between the buildings. “Night falls: the traveller must pass down village streets, between the houses with yellow-lit windows” and “…they walk ahead into the darkness”
next is jimin walking through the field, “They keep walking across the farmlands of Omelas.”
and lastly, all of them going out together. this is where the story and the video start to differ. in the story, it emphasizes that every traveller who leaves Omelas leaves alone. “Each alone, they go west or north, towards the mountains.” or “Each one goes alone, youth or girl man or woman.” clearly, this is not the case.
they are all walking together, determination in their eyes. “But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.”
Request: I was listening to Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis himself and I couldn’t help but think about Newt while listening to it idk its such a Newt song and then i thought of you and well, it sounds like a possible fic idea ;) ;) I know you have so many requests but i just wanted to put this out there, also to tell you that these kinds of songs remind me of Newt and then you and your amazing stories. Anyway, have a good day!
Newt’s quill scratches against the parchment and he mumbles words under his breath, reading over his manuscript. Thunder outside rumbles, raindrops thump against the glass panes, and you plod over to Newt, dropping into the open spot next to him. He hardly notices as your forearm brushes his lightly, or the way you hum softly before tapping the back of his hand.
“Yes?” He mumbles, eyes still scanning over his messy handwriting.
“Can I ask you something?”
“Yes?” The word is distracted, his attention only half on you. This manuscript is important. He’s almost finished editing his chapter on bowtruckles and other leafy beasts; best friend or not, he doesn’t want to pause his work until he gets through the last page of it.
“Why do mooncalves only emerge during full moons?”
He doesn’t look up from the parchment. “They have an affinity for it.”
“But why?” You question, resting your chin in one hand as you play with the leaf of a potted plant sitting on the table.
Newt glances up at you, wary. “You really want to know?”
You nod, lips puckered in confusion as the leaf turns a shade of blue.
His heart twists, chest warming as he sets down his quill, and Newt shifts, uncomfortable with the sudden change of his heart’s rhythm. “It’s only a theory right now.”
You meet his eyes and smile. “That’s all right. I’d still like to hear what you think.”
Newt tries to ignore the feeling in his chest. “Could it wait a couple of minutes? I’ve almost finished here.”
“I’ll wait.” You say it with another smile, reaching out to squeeze his arm gently.
Though he was unaware of it, Newt has been on the precipice of falling for quite some time. Only a lack of free time had prevented him from considering this, considering asking you on a date. It would really only take a gesture, a small nudge, to knock him off that cliff, to convince him to ask you out.
Your soft squeeze of his arm is that nudge.
He lifts his quill again, throat dry, fully prepared to edit more, but Newt can’t tear his eyes away from the gentle slope of your nose or the way you narrow your eyes at the color-changing leaf.
Three pages of the chapter still need to be edited, but Newt flips the notebook shut, taking a deep breath, praying the strange feeling will disappear after a good night’s rest. “The moon’s a signal to them.”
BACKGROUND: Jungkook’s first time had left him traumatized of having sex ever again. It had gone so far to the point that a rumor had even spread about him not being able to get hard-ons. You then decide to step in and prove the rumor wrong. What was supposed to be a simple test of theory leads to a night that you weren’t going to forget for the rest of your life.
AUTHORS NOTE: Omg I haven’t written something in so long. I’m so sorry this took me quite a while. This actually started as a drabble but I kind of got too into it and finished it into a full blown story. I’ll be working on the remaining requests sent to me before, soon I promise you guys, I’m just trying to come up with ideas! But I do hope you enjoy this, tell me what you think.
Jeon, as forever, is a sinful little shit.
If there are any errors, I am sorry about those! I did proof read but I know I still missed some.
Your pen hangs off of your
lips, fingers tapping lightly against the glass table as you study the boy in
front of you. He has his face buried
between the pages of his Physics book, eyes scanning through each paragraph in
close precision, oblvious of your scrutiny. You slowly turn your logistics book
shut, choosing to ignore your studies as the conversation you had with your
brother during last night’s party flashes through your mind.
Plot:Maybe asking your Korean teacher for help wasn’t such a bad idea. Good grades weren’t the only thing you were going to achieve from that.
Pairing: Teacher! Jung Hoseok x Student! reader
Warnings:Oral (receiving), Moaning denial, just full-on hardcore Jung Hoseok the sexy beast
Note: This is probably the first time I’m actually posting smut. It took me quite a while to write, considering it was very long, and I need to be in a certain mood for it. Thank you to my friend for giving me this idea. Please forgive me if there are any errors, english isn’t my first language. 3657 Words
P.S.You are 19 in this, and Hoseok is 25. I do not support all that underage sex stuff. Everything here is legal (wrong – please don’t fuck your teacher no matter how hot he is – but legal).
Korean Literature was probably your least favorite subject. You hated just everything about it – well – excluding the teacher. He always greeted you with a smile, asked you if you wanted help. You were the only foreigner in the class, after all. He gave you so much special attention, and you wouldn’t mind it at all. Unfortunately, that didn’t change your view on the subject. No matter how hard you tried, you always got a low grade.
“Okay students, remember we have a test on the new poem this Friday,” His voice echoed through your ears, breaking you out of your trance.
There was a solemn look on your face, while you stared out the window. Your eyes stayed on the uniformed kids flooding out of the school gates, while your nail dug under the staple holding your latest spelling test together.
5 out of 10. It was better than the last one.
No matter how bad it got, you always had this urge to try. You always wanted to keep studying for a higher score, but you just never seemed to understand everything that was thrown at you. It was like everything registered into your brain, but it never stayed – it disappeared, unlike your determination to do well.
As your eyes flickered over to the teacher, a nervous feeling settled in your chest. You now stayed after school for that exact reason. A few days ago, Hoseok had offered to help tutor you for an hour everyday until the test. It had been at least a week since he started, and you could safely say that you were getting better.
“Please, Y/N. Just one more time,” he begs, and that’s the only trigger you really needed. You groan, opening the door fully so he can come in. He doesn’t get a chance to do that himself, though, for you grab him by his tshirt and pull him inside instead. You lean into the wall, pulling him closer to you. “One more time? You fucking liar,” you sneer before throwing your hands around his neck to kiss him. He isn’t prepared for the moment your lips collide, making him gasp so that you can move your tongue in. That in turn makes him put your hands on your face with force, almost hurting you with how tightly he holds your wrists. “God, I missed this,” he mumbles, looking you in the eyes as if he’s never longed for anything this badly.
He’d be on tour and he’d miss you both so much, constantly face timing and calling you and when he’d be with you, he would be so proud of everything your son does or learns.
(Y/S/N = Your sons name)
I finally felt like finishing this AU which has been on my MASTERLISTfor so long. It took me quite some time to find some matching videos but I think it turned out cute :). Hope you enjoy, Shawn girls <3
Saitama and his never ending inner struggel /// I imagine their relationship rather arkward especially in the beginning ヾ(゜3 ゜)ノ ((Sorry for this long post btw, I didn’t thought it would be this long; it really took me quite some time))
Words can’t express how unbelievably proud I am of him. He’s come so far from the kid he was when he debuted. To see how far he’s come and all the things he’s accomplished and future projects to be had. I wish him the best and hope he’s had a good day and got lots of rest and hugs from all of SHINee!
A little over a month ago, I posted a request that was about Damian coming to live with Dick and his s/o and seeing them as his new family and this is the part 2 to that! Thank you so much for sending in this request and I am quite sorry it took such a long time for me to post this! I hope you enjoy reading this!
does this mean?” You ask Dick when he opened the letter he had received from
Bruce. Dick lets out a sigh before shaking his head. “Dick, come on, tell me –
I deserve to know too.”
looks away from the letter to stare at you. He brings you closer to him,
wrapping his arms around your torso and you gingerly wrap your arms around Dick’s
body – you can feel how tense he is and whatever the letter was about, it was
nothing good. You can feel Dick kissing your temple a couple of times before
pulling away to look at you.
really hurts me to say this,” Dick shakes his head and you can hear the hurt in
his voice, “Bruce wants Damian back and he says… if we do not hand Damian over,
he will be seeing us in court.” You let out a gasp, your hand flying over to
cover your mouth.
had only recently come back from his long disappearance and despite how you had
been over the moon with his reappearance initially, that feeling has long gone
the moment you hear those words from Dick. You are afraid of what’s going to
happen to your entire family and you also know just how important family is to
Dick too. What scares you the most is the fact that Bruce wants to bring this
entire thing to court and you know just how many connections he has and that
scares you a whole lot.
Damian’s happy with us!” You exclaim as quietly as you can, reminding yourself
that your baby is still asleep and that Damian could be eavesdropping your
conversation at any given time – he does it a lot and you have yet to break
that habit of his. “Does Bruce not know that? Why is he doing this to us, Dick?”
You grip his shirt tight in your hand and Dick sighs before shaking his head.
I think I will go and talk to Bruce.” Dick gives you one last hug before
pulling away. “Maybe we can come to compromise and I know if I let Bruce know
just how nicely Damian is adapting to life with us, it would be alright.”
look at him skeptically. You really want to trust Dick’s words – he has rarely
ever let you down – but you still have that doubt at the back of your mind.
you trust me?” Dick immediately asks you as he holds your cheek in his palm and
you nod your head. He gives you a small smile but that, in itself, is already
enough to reassure you that Dick knows what he is doing.
course I trust you, Dick. I trust you with my entire being.” You tell him
earnestly and Dick nods his head.
enough for me, Y/N. I’ll be back soon alright?” He presses his lips against
yours a few times. “Just make sure to keep Damian in the house – I really want
to talk to Bruce first and if worse comes to worse, we’ll cross that bridge
when we get there.” Dick smiles at you and you give him a small smile.
are somewhat thankful that your son is still asleep at that moment so when Dick
left the house to go talk to Bruce, you sought out Damian. He is currently
reading through another history book and you smile as you lean against the door
since Damian came to live with you, he has mellowed down – obviously, he still
goes on missions and patrols and can be quite bratty every now and then but he
definitely has mellowed down. You liked to think that being with your family,
Damian has gotten a second chance at being a kid.
seem to be enjoying that book.” You softly call out, not wanting to surprise
Damian. He looks up from his book and a small smile graces his face.
are you, Mother?” Damian closes the book he had been reading and sets it aside
before sitting up. You slowly walk over to where he had been laying down and
sit down beside him. Damian immediately leans against you – one thing you
noticed ever since Damian came to live with Dick and you is that he is very
affectionate with you when the two of you are alone – and he wounds an arm
around your waist.
drape your arm over his shoulder, pulling him against you. “I’m fine, Damian.
Just worried.” You finally remember to answer his question and Damian pulls
away to look at you. You give him a small smile before pushing his head against
your shoulder once more. “Nothing to worry about, Damian – I trust Dick and I
know things will turn out alright.”
have faith that Dick knows what he is doing and you also have faith that Bruce
will come to understand that Damian is better off living with Dick and you. You
would not even try to stop Bruce from coming over and seeing Damian – after all,
he is still Damian’s biological father.
Damian shakes his head but proceeds to talk about his entire day – he had
managed to build his own kite from scratch and given enough time, his kite will
probably be able to deploy miniature bots that can track down enemies once he
fixes the system to deploy them. Although you have very little understanding
about everything Damian had just said, it really is nice listening to him talk
about his day. “I also read the Little Prince to beloved brother.” Damian tells
you – this is also one of the things Damian loved to do: reading books to your
son. You find it very endearing that he takes some time off every night to read
something to your son.
you, Damian.” You press your lips atop his head and Damian shrugs his
I should be thanking you, mother.” Damian replies and you chuckle before
nodding your head. You’re just going to let Damian have the last word today.
Sorry this took me so long, I’ve been quite busy today so wanted to leave ample time to answer you!
First off, I just wanted to say I think manipulation comes down a lot to Moon and Mars, as well as 7th house, but it’s not something certain signs do deliberately, it’s more about aspects. Whilst we may link certain signs to being more manipulative, it’s key to remember it’s not always deliberate and they aren’t always aware. In answering this, I’m going with the idea it’s deliberate, and thus this person is just generally terrible. In short, I really don’t want anyone to read this and feel bad as they think their sign is manipulative, it’s not the sign! It’s upbringing, aspects, general personality, etc, and you don’t have to feel bad for being of a sign!
In getting all the T&Cs done, check Moon and Mars:
I’ve given types of phrases likely of these placements.
ARIES: This is a sign likely to use their will power to manipulate you over anything else. They may appear very angry, and feisty with you, and thus you feel the need to back down just in case things get aggressive. Phrases: “No! That’s not what I’m saying!”, “You’re not listening”, “You just can’t see, can you?”
TAURUS: If Taurus is going to manipulate you, it’ll be via monetary goods. They’re very generous and will buy you things or take you places, and if they want you to do something, they’ll make you by looming it all over your head. Phrases: “Oh, so I didn’t buy you that bracelet. Or take you to see that band. Or take you to that city the other day”, “In that case you owe me like £300 for everything I’ve given you”, “I just won’t buy you anything when you don’t appreciate it”
GEMINI: If this sign is going to manipulate you, it’ll likely be done through discussion. They’ll make it appear as though they are being rational and objective towards your problem, and make you feel stupid for countering them or questioning them. They give what they want to happen as if it is the best neutral approach to take, and can convince you so by staying neutral and calm within the conversation. Phrases: “What I would do is”, “Maybe what’s best is”, “Have you tried…”
CANCER: A manipulative Cancer will use their own feelings to get to you. They’ll twist what you’ve said or (choose to?) see it in one way in order to make you feel bad and then side with them. They may use their insecurities against you, or seem to vent and rage their emotions to make you yield. Phrases: “You’re calling me ugly, aren’t you?”, “It’s fine, no one likes me”, “I never get to be happy”
LEO: If a Leo is going to manipulate you, it’s likely going to be through showing you what you would have without them. They may just blank you, or move off of ‘caring’ about you, to make you feel more isolated from your relationship with them. It’ll appear as though you’ve hurt them, or that they’re spreading lies about you from afar, nevertheless making you feel guilty and/or paranoid. Phrases: “I can see you don’t need me”, “I guess I should just go then”, “Fine, whatever”
VIRGO: A manipulative Virgo is going to use an 'I told you so’ attitude over you. They’ll present their manipulation as just advice, and constantly nitpick you and nag you so that you feel their option is the only way forward. Phrases: “You’re going to learn the hard way”, “I’m just saying that…”, “Don’t blame me when it goes wrong”
LIBRA: They’re going to appear peaceful, and use it to sway you. If Libra is going to be manipulative, it’s going to appear like they’re just mediating when they are really trying to control a situation. Phrases: “I just think this would be best”, “Let’s not argue”, “Why don’t we just leave this”
SCORPIO: A manipulative Scorpio is likely to tap into your secrets and thoughts in order to get the reaction they want. They’ll make you angry, make you cry, all depending on what they think works best in the situation. They may bring up old stories you don’t like to talk about, or make you feel guilty about something you previously said. Phrases: “You’ve done this to me before”, “Don’t come crying to me when it all goes wrong”, “I’m just being a good friend”
SAGITTARIUS: This sign is going to use bluntness and a sense of moral high ground to manipulate you. They may try to seem as though they know more and have experienced more in order to sway you into thinking they know more, so you should follow their lead. They’ll then act like they didn’t care too much so, if you got upset, you feel like you overreacted, and that they really are just being nice. Phrases: “I was only saying that…”, “Look, I’ve been through this before”, “Learn from my mistake, okay”
CAPRICORN: If this sign is going to manipulate, it’ll likely be done via what they give you. They’ll make you feel bad for taking what they give for granted. They’ll lump you in with people you don’t like, and make you feel as bad as genuinely bad people. They’ll make you feel like you’re bullying them for simply sounding snappy. Phrases: “I cook for you, I clean for you, I clothe you, what more do you want?”, “Yeah, everyone have a go at me when all I do is for you”, “You’re just like [insert bad person you know here]”
AQUARIUS: A manipulative Aquarius is likely to create walls around the discussion. They’ll get their own way or view by bashing down and cornering off the things you try to raise or reply with. Aquarius is going make you see that only their way is right. Phrases: “But you won’t do that”, “That’s not realistic, is it?”, “But you don’t like that”
PISCES: If this sign is going to manipulate you, they’ll use the emotions in the atmosphere. They’ll try to make it appear as though they’re thinking of you and your feelings, and will apologise constantly, whilst knowing it’s just guilt tripping you into siding with them. Phrases: “I’m so sorry if this isn’t what you wanted”, “I just thought this would make you happy”, “I’m such a bad friend, you don’t need me”