using your headphones


I promised a revision and here it is! You have no idea how many coloring tries I’ve had with him hahah

Yoosung is the team’s scout. With his teleportation abilities and hella reflexes (courtesy of LoLoL game nights), he can easily evade most attacks and escape a battle unscathed. The winding tubes and bands around his arms are Seven’s contraptions. It concentrates the energy that his body generates into his palms, allowing him to shape it into various things instead of just summoning energy balls!

The first image is a clearer view of Yoosung’s outfit and all it’s designs (i’m so proud of this tbh its so kyoot). The second one includes the harness (a part of Seven’s gizmos) that plays a critical role in making sure that the boy doesn’t break his back should he summon bigger, better, and more badass weapons. He added a little star sticker to it too ❤️

P.S. Still open to hero title suggestions for both this boy and Jumin (and the entire cast tbh, but I’ll take one small step at a time). Will be revealing each member’s names after everyone’s outfits have been designed and confirmed! Thank you so much for all those who submitted ideas, they’re hella! 

Tips for freshman in high school

I finished my gap year and with that my high school journey has officially ended. 4 years ago I was a freshman and here’s what I wish I had known:

  • stand up for yourself. In high school, we are all trying to figure ourselves out and everyone grows differently. Everyone is trying to fight for acceptance from each other. No matter what, you have to stand up for who you are. That sounds cheesy but all it means is: whatever you are right now, whatever you believe in right now, that’s what you have to defend. At all costs. Don’t give in to other definitions of living made my other people.
  • don’t push your parents away. They are going to be very scared as well and don’t know how you will react to being in high school. If you have parents, or parents who listen, make sure you are letting them know about your teachers, your friends, your classes, what you find most difficult, how the school is, etc. All they want is to be included in your life.
  • Right from the start, make a good impression. Let the teachers know you are a good student. Especially if you’re in public school. Let the teachers know you are caring, dedicated and willing to do good in their class. How you do this:
    • always ask and answer questions in class. It’s what distinguishes the top students in class. Even if you answer something wrong, it’s 1000% better than not saying anything for evaluation. Believe me. You also learn better this way.
    • how do you get past that fear of speaking in class? You don’t. Your heart will always beat a 1000 miles an hour. You make the jump and practice practice practice. It does get better with practice. Eventually, you, your classmates and the teacher get used to you speaking in class.
    • pay attention in class. This can be tricky if your classmates are really bad. The main thing is not caring about your classmates inside of the classroom. It’s binary: you’re either paying attention or not. Take notes, do extra exercises, anything to keep focus. Get a seat in the first horizontal rows if you can choose.
    • nod when the teacher is explaining something and you understand it.
    • look confused and write a question down when the teacher is explaining something and you don’t understand it. Ask the question after the explanation or during exercises time.
    • don’t use your phone or headphones in class unless the teacher specifically tells you it’s ok.
  • focus on your grades. Getting Good Grades IS VERY IMPORTANT.
    • have a grade goal you want to achieve for each class, maybe one that you think it’s unrealistic for you, those are the ones that make you work the hardest and give you the best results. Keep it to yourself or share, doesn’t matter, but keep it vivid (write it down) and remember it every time you have to study or step into the classroom.
  • don’t be intimidated by popular kids. They are just as insecure as you. Don’t blush when they look at you, you are just as important.
  • don’t worry about your clothes or makeup. Unless it’s a passion of yours. If it’s not, as long as your clean and comfortable, you should be good to go. Being attractive should be the least of your concerns.
  • you see those kids with the cigarettes and drugs and loud music? Run away, don’t look at them, don’t go out with them. For real. Stay safe.
  • have friends! High school is way more fun when you have friends to joke around during breaks. I was so lucky to find a close group of friends I felt safe and comfortable with and with whom I still go out and talk to this day, I didn’t plan for it to happen but it did and I’m sure it will happen for you too.
  • don’t leave things to the last minute!!!!! I’m serious. Start working on notes, exercises and reading right from the beginning of the school year. It will make things 10x easier. When you get to finals week, everyone will be stressing out and you’ll be that person who already read through everything twice, did every single exercise already and is annoyingly calm. It is possible. You just have to work right from the beginning and do small chunks of work every single day.
everything about you (like a dream) - cover
everything about you (like a dream) - cover

it ended up sounding a lot less bright and a lot more mellow than what i would’ve liked haha—my voice is not meant for anything but lullabies. [shifty eyes]


so this is a cover of “everything about you (like a dream)” by the lovely @forovnix for @ebenroot’s brilliant story seek those who fan your flames!! my throat is a little scratchy atm and i haven’t really sung properly(?) in a while so it might sound… a little weird? but i love this song so much, and i knew i needed to sing it. stat. and also!! the story is equally amazing so pls give it a read. pls. you will not regret it it’s full of such loveliness i’m crying

imagine--buddies masterlist

Fandoms Included: Hamilton, Marvel, HP/FB, In The Heights, DC Comics

warning: you might have to scroll a bit to find the fandom. I will put Hamilton at the end since it is our biggest.


Newt Scamander:

Magizoologist 101- You go through the ten steps to learn how to be a Magizoolist with Newt.



I Bet My Life- You confront your mother on your Avengers membership.

Bucky Barnes:

Something Else- Bucky uses your god headphones to kill a guy, and you get kinda mad.

Clint Barton:

Little Bird- Clint surprises you by coming home early.

Sam Wilson:

Sky- Sam takes you up in a plane for your first sky diving lesson as apart of your training.

Wanda Maximoff:

Goodnight- You want to stay up to finish your work. Wanda wants you to sleep. Guess who wins.


Usnavi de la Vega:

De Todas Las Cosas Buenas- You wake up to find yourself in a bed. But it is not your own. 


Stay Here With Me- Benny has a bad day at the dispatch. This results in cuddling.


Consecuencias- Sonny de la Vega X Reader (Ongoing)


Song Fics:

Hurricane- You make a choice for the better of the team.


Aaron Burr:

That’s All I Want-  You come up with an excuse to get Aaron all to yourself on the car ride home. Modern + Christmas AU.

Nursery- Not what you think. There is angst. Modern AU.

The Snake And The Badger- You make an Amortentia, a potion that’s supposed to let you smell the scent of your soulmate. Now the question is… who exactly is your soulmate?  Hogwarts + Soulmate (kinda) AU.

Alexander Hamilton:

Vs. 1: Swings- Alex needs a hug. At two in the morning. Modern AU.

Vs. 2: Lies- You find out about the affair of your adulterous husband. 

It’s For The Best- You find out that you’re pregnant by your best friend Alexander, but he doesn’t know that. Modern AU.

George Fredrick (KG3):

Félicitations- You have something important to tell your husband, George. But he’s in France, and you’re in England. So you get creative. Modern AU.

George Washington:

I Always Do- You go through your life with George. 

Hercules Mulligan:

I Fell For You- Hercules gets really flustered around you. Modern +Bar AU

I Broke My Arm- Mariah drags you to go skating. Ice skating. She as never had a worse idea. Or was it? Modern AU.

A Great Week- Your adventure to Comic Con with Hercules as Frozone and Honey. Modern + Nerd AU.

Walk Away- If your husband is dead, then why are you seeing him around town? Modern + Spy AU.

James Madison:

Wink- You’ve had a bad day. All you want is a hot shower, and a nap, but when you get into the shower. It’s cold. You take your anger out on your husband. Modern AU

I Believe You- James proposes, but you’re not ready for it. Modern AU.

Silly Rabbit- You dress up in a bunny costume to surprise the children at the hospital. Modern AU.

John Laurens:

Snap!- John takes you on a date for your anniversary and a surprise ensues. Modern AU.

Fireworks- You have a sleepover with the sisters and Mariah. After watching a scary movie, John asks you to meet him under a bridge. In the dark. At two AM. To say you’re reluctant is an understatement. Modern + College AU.

Drunken Minds- You get drunk with John and the Hamilsquad. Modern AU.

Homecoming- John has something important to ask you. You have something important to tell him. Modern AU.

How I Met Your Mother- You and John have this thing. I guess you could say it was a game. Will you let him win? Hell no. Modern + Bar AU.

Favorite Place- You’re pissed because of none other than Thomas-freaking-Jefferson. John takes you to your favorite place to put your mind at ease. Modern + College AU.

Marquis de Lafayette:

Je Te Pardonne- You get jealous. To say the least. In your defense, YOU DONT JUST CANCEL ON GAME NIGHT LAFAYETTE. Modern AU.

Mon Bibliothécaire- You meet Lafayette while taking care of a book store for a friend. Book Store AU.

Take A Break- You go through surgery and Lafayette takes care of you. Modern AU.

Philiip Hamilton:

Reckless- You make an irrational decision. Alt. ending

Valentine’s Special: Happy Valentine’s Day- In our 2017 Valentine’s day special and Phillip stay in and have a special date. Modern AU.

Thomas Jefferson:

Win Some Or Lose Some- You go to Cabinet Battle #2 and you have some things to tell Alexander. TAG TEAM!!

Another One Bites The Dust- Thomas sabotages your dates.  Modern AU.

Safe Driving- You go to a Halloween Party with Thomas. He gets a little jealous. You get a little drunk. Modern + College AU.

Coffee Cup- Thomas flirts with you, and your brother, Alex, finds out. Modern + Coffee Shop AU.


Daveed Diggs:

Vacation- Daveed needs a vacation, so do you.

A Birthday In Color- It’s your birthday! Maybe this year you find your soulmate? Nahhhhhhh ;). Soulmate AU.

Leslie Odom Jr.:

Here For You- You’re pregnant, and craving. Leslie tends to your every need, but you’re scared that you’re holding him back.

Duets- Leslie and Lin go to a jazz club because Lin wants Leslie to hear you sing. 

Okieriete Onaodowan:

I Didn’t Mean To Ignore You- You don’t do your homework and you end up accidentally ignore the new kid for two weeks. Oops? High School Au.

The Good Days- You and Oak meet up again after years of seeing each other. Even after years of no communication it still felt like the good old days. 

Thayne Jasperson:

Donut For Donut- You’re new to the Hamilcast, and you know what they say. Best way to the heart is through the stomach.

Number 6- You go bowling with Thayne and meet the cast.

Chocolate Chip, Pancakes, and Dancing- You spend a lazy day with Thayne and your baby.


What Comes Next?- King George X Fem! Reader: Soulmate AU (Postponed)

 A Million Words- Thomas Jeffereson X Reader: Modern AU (Completed)

I Owe You- Hercules Mulligan X Reader: Modern AU  (Postponed)

Court & Courter- Hercules Mulligan X Spy! Fem! Reader TURN AU  (Postponed)

Unfaithful- Thomas Jefferson X Reader X Lafyette Modern AU (Completed)

All Is Fair- Lafayette X Fem! Reader in war (Completed)

It’s Only A Matter Of Time- Hamilsquad X Reader Time Travel AU  (Postponed)

Race Against Time- Alexander Hamilton X Fem! Reader (Ongoing)

Tears Over Beers- James Madison X Reader High School AU (Ongoing)

More To Come

Library Services at Elsewhere University: A Guide and Compendium; Part Two: Staff Handbook - Circulation Services

Crossposted to AO3

Pages fall under the jurisdiction of Circulation Services, the most concrete and visible department in the library. Most student pages work the day shift, and are paid an hourly rate by Campus Services’s payroll. They are part of the non-academic staff union, with all the protections that entails. There are some work experience placements where hours worked may be traded for course credit, for favours, for knowledge, or as part of the payment of a geas, curse, wager, or other obligation. Work experience students are not paid an hourly rate, and will be limited to supervised shelf-reading on floors three to six, and pre-sorting the shelving carts.

Applications for student positions can be dropped off with the administrative assistant on the eighth floor (getting safely to the eighth floor and back again is considered to be the first part of the application process), submitted electronically through the library’s website (navigating the deepest corners of the library website and emerging without losing small fragments of your short term memory and forgetting what you were there for is considered to be an alternate first step to visiting the eighth floor), or delivered to the bees in the rooftop garden by whatever means necessary. Kindly note that carrier pigeons do not fare well. Students enrolled in undergraduate library science courses, or with prior library experience, may be considered for part-time term circulation clerk positions.

Day shift student pages are always sent out in pairs, and will sign in and out together at the beginning of each shift. They are expected to wear closed-toed shoes, and fill their pockets full of salt packets and library-issued paperclips before leaving the circulation workroom. Most of the shelving carts are steel, and like all shelving carts in libraries everywhere, tend to have a mind of their own that can only sometimes be attributed to the one wheel that won’t stay straight. The carts have their share of dents, scratches, and mysterious arcane markings that may or may not be graffiti. If your shelving cart locks up and refuses to turn down a particular aisle, or through a certain doorway, pay attention.

For safety reasons and to promote a culture of professionalism and public service in the library, headphones are not to be worn in public areas. While working in back rooms and offices, headphones worn in one ear may be permitted. However, if you find yourself using your headphones to block out unsettling noises in your general vicinity, consider contacting a supervisor or other senior staff member on shift to report the disturbance. We are all responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. If the oozing signs of the great ichor beast infestation of 2003 had been caught sooner, the third-floor carpet may not have needed to be replaced quite so soon.

Day pages are encouraged not to wear non-medical adaptive lenses while working. There are some things in the library that it is safer not to see. Night pages have already seen it all.

Night shift pages shelve throughout the library. Officially, this covers floors one to six, sub-basements one and two, and special collections including the ninth floor. Unofficially, the books on floors ten through twenty-three also need attention. An accurate system may yet be devised for self-shelving books, but it would not be a very safe system. The pages keep order by walking the boundaries as much as by putting the books back in the proper spot.

None of the student pages are ever assigned to shelve on the seventh floor. Instead, the seniormost person working in the circ department is tasked each night with taking up the full shelving cart and leaving it outside the elevator with exactly two-thirds of a cup of the real coffee cream from the staff fridge, always in a ceramic mug, a shot of Bailey’s in a saucer, and whatever button B9 on the vending machine by the fourth-floor study carrels has chosen to dispense. Often, it’s a chocolate bar with a wrapper in a language that you swear you used to know. Other times, fresh flowers that are just as familiar and maddeningly undefined and unnamed, sealed in a 750 ml pop bottle. One night last winter, it was a small jade carving of a salamander. In the morning, the empty cart is always waiting in the exact centre of the elevator.

The cart for the seventh floor is one of the only remaining wooden shelving carts in the library. (There is one more down in Bibliographic Services with the cataloguers, and a third up in Special Collections.) Most days, this is unremarkable, but there was one morning last spring when the morning circ staff opened the elevator to find that the seventh floor cart had sprouted into small branches, bearing tiny white flowers that smelled like a cross between hawthorn and lilac. By sunset, the twigs had grown brittle, and the floor was littered with petals, and by closing, all traces were gone, except for the sprig that still sits on the Circulation Manager’s desk. She keeps it in an old-fashioned ink bottle, inherited from her predecessor, and the brnach has started to put out small tendrils and shoots. Eventually, it will be transplanted to the rooftop garden. There is a reason for all of this, but it is not a secret that can be shared.

The Circulation Manager (commonly known as Circulation) oversees the circulation desk and staff responsible for check in and check out, the pages, membership services including fees and fines, co-ordinates wards and security for main-floor entrances and exits with building maintenance, ensures the borders are patrolled, an efficient and effective workflow of materials is upheld throughout the library, and a high standard of customer service is maintained by her staff throughout the library.

She has conversations with freshman pages about appropriate footwear (it’s admirable when those who have come back… different still show up for their scheduled shift, but barefoot is not acceptable for safety reasons while working), ensures to the best of her considerable abilities that no-one loses their arm in the book drop abyss, comes in after-hours several times a semester to arrange staff meetings by seance for the night pages, and co-ordinates and heads up the search parties into the Deep Library on a regular schedule that is posted by the photocopiers and study room sign-up sheets.

She wears a chain of linked paperclips wrapped twelve times around each wrist. It looks whimsical. The paperclips look like everyday cheap steel wire. It is neither of these things. One wrist is iron, and the other is silver. The number of paperclips vary. Rumour has it when she was on the bargaining team during the last round of union contract negotations, at the end of it all she’d gained a handful of coloured paperclips on the right (iron) wrist, and the number of silver paperclips had dipped by half. But the negotiations didn’t go to arbitration, and the library didn’t lose any staff–none of the day pages have vanished en route to their shift between the dorms and the library since.

She values efficient workflows and common sense, good customer service, strong coffee, the protective power of an iron-tipped javelin of indeterminate origin that’s stashed behind her office door, and keeping all beverages in containers with a lid while working at the circ desk. There are rumours that she has eyes in the back of her head. (She doesn’t. She just borrows other sets of eyes as needed.)

The library diviner has foreseen that there will come a day of sacrifice where, gaunt-faced and battle-worn, she will be down to a single chain of paper clips around each wrist, facing down an unseen foe with a broken javelin–or there will not.

There are three senior staff (one library tech, two full-time clerks), nine part-time clerks on the desk, and nine in the back. The pool of student pages is a shifting total.

The library tech in circulation is responsible for the scheduling, for training the pages, updating policies and procedures, acting as shift supervisor, arbitrator and sentinel as needed, and ordering supplies. He’s a relatively new grad, and is still getting used to the ins and outs of the job and the library. He’s braver and more resourceful than he thinks he is. Last Sunday shift, he broke up two make-out sessions, called Campus Security to deal with a third incident that had gone rather further than making out, and informed a large, wet black horse that was dripping on the marble floor in the foyer that offering rides to students is considered to be soliciting goods and/or services and prohibited by library policy.

Circulation staff in the back process returned items that arrive through the book drops, intercampus mail, and dropped off on the library doorstep in the dead of night in a padlocked trunk or in a wicker basket swaddled in blankets embroidered in a script that twists and writhes when you try to read it. There is a whole new level of blasé to odd-things-found-in-books when a bacon bookmark is positively mundane, and some of the more archaic items may actually take off a finger. Safe work practices on material handling, ergonomic workstation adjustment, and rudimentary cursebreaking are part of the core training for the position.

Circ staff need to be fast, efficient, detail-oriented, and have the focus to not be lulled into a false sense of complacency by often-routine work. A logical mind with just the right sort of twists, and you can untangle the oddest errors in the circulation records. Enough experience, and you can tell when something’s off with a book just by the feel of it in your hands, whether it’s the subtle swell of water-damaged pages, or the lingering pins and needles of a forbidden tome returned without its library-issued protective envelope from special collections.

The main book drop has affectionately been nicknamed the abyss, partly due to its often-unending nature, and partly because of the strange treasures that will surface from its depths on occasion. Crumbling manuscripts and scrolls with no library markings appear regularly, as do engraved stone tablets, elaborately beaded woven cords, and silk fans. Pre-Cambrian fossils appear to be in vogue this fall, dropping in with the overdue reserve material at a rate of two or three a day. Items such as these that are returned in error from other libraries are placed on a reserve shelf waiting to be claimed for a period of no less than one lunar month before being moved to the lost and found.

The self-checks are temperamental. There are rumors that they’ve developed artificial intelligence and are conspiring to recruit the photocopiers next. It will still take one of the clerks on the circ desk, however, to troubleshoot your missing book that you swear you returned (shelf checks for claims-returned items are entrusted to the night pages) and waive your overdue fines (temporal shifts are mapped at the beginning of each semester, but have been known to ebb and flow, often in correlation with the phantom trains’ unfathomable schedules), figure out why your card and PIN won’t let you into the aggregated database searches for journal articles (often the price is too high to be paid for database licenses).

The circulation desk staff are the keepers of the Lost and Found. There is always the mundane detritus of water bottles and mittens, forgotten notebooks, and iron washers plaited into lanyards for the campus rec centre. Sometimes, there are more arcane items. This week’s finds include: a small linen bag stitched in red thread, full of yellowed bird bones and a smooth, round river rock; a perfect replica of an original NES Gameboy, carved in petrified wood; a string of twenty-seven broken mood rings, hung on a leather cord; and two kilograms of an unidentified substance that looked like marijuana but smelled like raspberries, which was turned over to campus security for further investigation.

There is always a stash of plastic beads in one of the drawers at the circ desk, along with a mixed handful of coins and dried leaves, keys to several filing cabinets and doors that no longer exist, another labelled key that will actually open a door that doesn’t exist, date-due stamps that continue to appear like talismans though the library hasn’t used paper cards and stamps for sign-outs since the late eighties, and the one little-used lower filing cabinet drawer that is sometimes full of handwritten overdue notices from seventy years ago, sometimes opens on a swirling, screaming void, and occasionally contains green moss, mushrooms, and a faint bioluminescent glow. Don’t eat the mushrooms–they’re a protected variety making a slow comeback from the brink of extinction. Don’t drop things into the screaming void–that’s just inconsiderate.

The circ clerks need to be fast, accurate, have a head for multiple policies and procedures, the good judgement to know when to follow the rules, and when to bend them. They need to know when to turn a blind eye to the seven-foot thorn-crowned figure frowning at the book return, and when a faint whisper behind them while unjamming the photocopier is cause to whip out the emergency salt box from behind the desk.

As everyone in the department will tell you, Circ is the life-blood of the library, and keeps material flowing through its vast and beating heart. The Library would grind to a stagnant and useless standstill without the Circulation Department.

Notes: Somewhere along the way, this has turned into a love letter to libraries and the people who work in them.

Part OnePart Two Part Three (Parts Five to Seven forthcoming)


B.A.P Reaction to Their S/O Being Afraid of Thunderstorms

anonymous asked:

Hi! Could I ask a bap reaction when their s/o is afraid of thunderstorms? (Like the phobia of it, sorry I don’t know the exact word in English ;;) thank you ❤️❤️❤️

Here you go sweetie :)

Bang Yongguk

He would think that your fear of thunderstorms is super cute, but he would also worry about you since there will be times when he can’t be with you during a thunderstorm. When he is with you though, at home, he would hug you tight and whisper into your ear that he will protect you. Yongguk would try to calm you down by getting a big, warm blanket and wrap it around the two of you. Then, he would try to get you to watch the thunderstorm from the window so that he could show you how beautiful lightning can be and that thunder is just an insignificant noise which you don’t need to be afraid of. If you are not at home, say, walking outside, he would take your hand and pull you closer to him. Yongguk would find a warm and sheltered place to stay and patiently wait until the thunderstorm is over before going home or to wherever the two of you were headed before.

Kim Himchan

To be honest, he would be a little afraid of thunderstorms too. But he would try to hide it and act as if he was a fearless man. Nevertheless, he would scurry you to a safe, comfortable place like your sofa or bed and command ask you not to move until the weather changes. Himchan would quickly hop onto the sofa or bed as well and hold you tight - more so to calm himself down rather than you. The two of you would spend the next few minutes listening to music using your headphones to distract yourselves from the noise outside. After the thunderstorm is over, he would tell you that it wasn’t even that bad, but you would probably be able to tell that he was scared too. If the two of you are not at home when a thunderstorm suddenly rolls in, Himchan would bravely put an arm around your shoulder and pull you closer to him, never letting go of you until you reach home or the place you had planned to go to.

Jung Daehyun

When he first notices your tense expression during a thunderstorm, he would smile for a second because he thinks that your fear of thunderstorms is really cute. When you are at home, he would hug you and tell you to sit on the couch or bed. After wrapping you and himself in a warm blanket, he would start to sing, hoping that his voice would both distract you and calm you down. If you are still scared, he would sit so that you could see his face, cover your ears with his hands and make cute/funny faces. Daehyun would smile and laugh a lot, so that his positivity easily cheers you up. If you are walking on the streets, he would take your hand and quickly get you out of the rain. After finding a cafe or shopping mall, he would distract you by telling jokes and making you laugh.

Yoo Youngjae

He would be surprised to find out that you are scared of such a (in his eyes) silly thing as thunderstorms. Youngjae would argue that your fear is absolutely ungrounded in modern times, and only after telling him that his fear of bugs and spiders is also silly in a big city like Seoul, would he become more understanding. He would pull you closer and explain that you are safe, first, because he is with you and will protect you and, second, because every building has lightning protectors these days. Youngjae would try to distract you and calm you down by telling personal stories and jokes. If you wake up in the middle of the night and absolutely can’t fall asleep, he would suggest playing some simple boardgames to both kill time and distract you. If, on the other hand, you are out on the streets, Youngjae would pull you inside the next building or hop onto the next bus to explore new parts of the city from a safe spot (given that both of your schedules aren’t too busy).

Moon Jongup

He wouldn’t mind if you are afraid of thunderstorms at all. In fact, he might even like it since he can find an easy excuse to cuddle with you. He would want to stay in bed and calm you down by whispering sweet nothings into your ear. If you are especially scared of the loud sounds of thunder, he would hug you tight and tickle you every now and then just to hear you laugh. If the thunderstorm is long or you two feel restless, Jongup would suggest to kill time by playing video games or watching your favorite anime. If you are outside, Jongup would hold one hand above your head to protect you from the rain and pull you closer with his free hand. He would tell you that you are safe with him and don’t need to fear thunder and lightning when he is around.

Choi Junhong (Zelo)

He would feel a little helpless at first, not knowing what to do since he cannot simply change the weather for you. However, he would quickly come up with a fun way to distract you: the two of you would collect all the pillows, blankets and even some clothes in the apartment to build a cave and hide in there. Junhong would snuggle up to you and suggest to watch a movie on his laptop (a happy movie, of course). Later, when the thunderstorm is over, you two would be too comfortable to go to your bed and decide to spend the night in your little cave. If you are not at home when the thunderstorm starts, he would take your hand and run to the next big shopping mall. Whenever there is a loud thunder, Junhong would take your hand and give it a reassuring squeeze. Until the weather gets better, the two of you would eat ice cream and check out new music releases in a CD store. 

What’s up loons and goons, it’s that time of the week again!

@olivieblake and @sallyjavery present, for your aural pleasure:

Episode VI: The Other Boleyn Girls

Listen here.

In today’s episode: how to use a diamond heist to win the man of your dreams, what to do if your boyfriend is hung up on Catherine of Aragon, asserting your alpha status in every sphere, and how to shake ideas out of your brain.

Have a question for us to answer? Ask away!

Something Else-- Bucky Barnes

Prompt:  3. Your character has to fight something - the item closest to you is now your character’s only weapon.

Words: 199

Warnings: violence. a lot of violence.

AHHHHH! A day late!! Oop. It’ll be like this with a lot of this challenge


As you saw Bucky fight off the H.Y.D.R.A. agents off with your headphones, you couldn’t help but get slightly angry.

1. There were H.Y.D.R.A agents in the tower. The same people that had kept Bucky as a prisoner inside of his own mind, while he was forced to do horrible things.

2. Bucky was using your good headphones.

‘Why couldn’t he pick the ones that are already broken?’ You though as you picked up the TV remote. You skillfully threw it at one of the H.Y.D.R.A with such precision and force that the agent fell back, unconscious.

You looked up to see Bucky taking out the last of the H.Y.D.R.A agents, effectively strangling him with your headphones.

You walked over and sent a punch to the agent’s solar plexus, which knocked him out.

You took your headphones back, and inspected the damage. The agent thudded to the ground beside you and Bucky looked around the living room to the bodies strewn about. Then he looked to you.

Your only concern was if the headphones still worked properly.

He smiled to himself.

You were something else.


DTP Foundations Week #21

Week 21 of the deductionist training program.

Observation exercise #2.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Observation exercise #2 - Forehead on the table:

You go around looking for JM and the body and it’s time for you to eat something so you go to a nearby cafeteria. You remember that you should do the observation exercise “Forehead on the table” to be more alert.

This is what you do:

  1. You put your forehead on a table and close your eyes so that it’s guaranteed that you can’t see anything.
  2. Your friend/coworker/partner asks you a question about the environment you’re in.
  3. You try and answer with the best accuracy you can.

Someone new to this exercise should start by doing just the basic questions then when you’re comfortable with those, advance to the basic and intermediate questions. When you’re comfortable with the intermediate questions go to the basic, intermediate and advanced questions.

Examples of basic questions:

  • What colour are the walls?
  • What colour is the floor?
  • What colour is the ceiling?
  • What kind of lamps are there?
  • Is there big windows here or is it small?
  • What is the theme of the place you’re in?
  • Is the floor/ground flat?
  • What colour is your friend’s shirt?
  • What colour are your friend’s trousers?
  • What colour are your friend’s shoes?
  • What material is the floor/ground beneath you?
  • Are there any plants where you are?

Examples of intermediate questions:

  • What colour are the tables?
  • What colour are the chairs?
  • What colour is the shirt of the person you don’t know that’s closest to you?
  • What colour are the trousers of the person you don’t know that’s closest to you?
  • What colour are the shoes of the person you don’t know that’s closest to you?
  • What colour is the hair of the person you don’t know that’s closest to you?
  • How many tables, roughly, are there?
  • How many chairs, roughly, are there?
  • How many people, roughly, are there?
  • How many posters, roughly, are there?
  • What type of posters are there?
  • How many windows are there?

Examples of advanced questions:

  • How many tables, exactly, are there?
  • How many chairs, exactly, are there?
  • How many people, exactly, are there?
  • How many posters, exactly, are there?
  • How many lamps, exactly, are there?
  • How many plants, exactly, are there?
  • How many people use wristwatches?
  • How many people have rings on their ring finger?
  • How many people have glasses?
  • How many people have tattoos?
  • What kind of tattoos are there?
  • How many people have necklaces?

Instead of a friend/coworker/partner asking you these questions you can record them and have the audio files on your phone. So then you can use your headphones and set it up so that it plays one random question, then pause the audio files and answer the question. Look how you did and then do it again.

But if you do this with a friend you can ask the friend questions in return. Then have the “loser” (the one who has the least amount of points at the end of the game) get a punishment. If the friend loses and wants to learn deduction the friend should then make a deduction about someone and confirm if it’s true or not. The punishment should still be educational.

Your observation skills seem to be in good shape. You continue eating with your coworker.

And with that, I’ll see you my irregulars.

Everybody’s time has come, it’s everybody’s moment except yours.
I hear in my mind all this music, and it breaks my heart.
You’re using your headphones to drown out your mind.
Blue Lips
He stumbled into faith and thought, “God, this is all there is.”
Bleeding Heart
And you serve your time, drinking all night long, staring at the walls of your jail-like home.
A Cooler Version of Yourself
So young, and drunk. And young. And drunk. I lie down here until I die.
And maybe if I sober up I will stop pretending that love is forever.
I’m the hero of the story, I don’t need to be saved.
You’re getting sadder, getting sadder, getting sadder, getting sadder. And I don’t understand, and I don’t understand.
One More Time With Feeling
You thought by now you’d be so much better than you are. You thought by now they’d see that you had come so far.
Day after day, I wake up feeling, feeling. Potentially lovely. Perpetually human. Suspended and open.
I’m not a skillful water carrier. But I’ve learned to carry love.