was that really the best you could do

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Imagine Jensen being a nervous goofball at your wedding rehearsal. 


Characters: Jensen x Reader

Warnings: Fluff, mild wedding angst

Word Count: 1.7k

A/N: 6k Celebration and One Year Fic-i-verary Celebration Fic FIFTEEN. The line requested was, The line “Do I really say awesome a lot?” was requested by @iwrotemyownending . It will be highlighted in the fic. I combined it with a gif I just fell in love with.  Hope you enjoy it! It kind of came out of NOWHERE. It’s a little cliche, but I love it. Thanks for celebrating with me!

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm currently learning Spanish at school and absolutely love it, but I really struggle when it comes to listening exams. I just can't seem to hear the words clearly and understand! Is there anything you can suggest so that I could get better? Thanks so much (p.s I'm in love with your blog, it's the best) Xx

¡Hola! ¡Gracias! ^^

I totally understand you, that’s also my weakest point. But don’t worry, it has solution :)

To improve your listening skills you need some active listening, this means that you give a response to what you listen. Just playing a Spanish podcast or radio station in the background while you do other stuff doesn’t really help, that’s passive listening.

The easiest way to give a response is writing what you hear, or answer some comprehension questions. And the best way is to speak with a native speaker in one-to-one conversations.

Here are some ideas to improve your listening skills:

Books & MP3

If you are studying with a book that has MP3 files with the listening exercises, I recommend you to listen to it, over and over again. Also try to write what you hear. If your book has the transcripts, you can check later if what you heard was correct. Then listen to it again, you’ll realize that you can understand more words now.

For difficult words or phrases try to repeat them out loud, it’ll be easier for your brain to recognize the sound of the words if you are the one who is speaking. Try to repeat the whole dialogues too.

Songs

  • Pick a slow song.
  • Try to write down the song, it doesn’t matter if you write just few words, we’re just starting.
  • Now find the lyrics and read them. Most of the times you’ll realize that you knew more words than you thought, but you just couldn’t catch them. If you want to know the translation you can find it here.
  • Listen to the song again reading the lyrics. You’ll see that the words you knew but couldn’t hear are there!
  • Listen to the song again. Hopefully you’ll catch more words now.
  • Try to write the song again. You’ll do it better this time! :)
  • Repeat this as many times as you need.

Some recommended singers (most of their songs are slow):

Alejandro Fernández
Alejandro Sanz
Alex Syntek
Alex Ubago
Alexander Acha
Carla Morrison
Camila
Jesse & Joy
Luis Miguel
Luis Fonsi
Reik
Siam
Sin Bandera

Vocabulary

Sometimes we can’t understand what people say because we actually don’t know the words, even if they’re using simple grammar. So I recommend you to increase your vocabulary.

Memrise is a good website to memorize vocabulary because you can also listen to the word (if they have audio). Pick a vocabulary list, make sure it has audio file for each word! and start learning. It’s very easy to use, and you can practice as much as you want.

It also happens that you know how the word looks, but you don’t know how it sounds. If you want to know how a specific word or phrase sounds you can go to Forvo and look for the word. Search for all the words that are difficult for you and listen to them over and over again. Try to repeat them too so you get used to the sound.

Listening Comprehension

I’ll give you some websites where you can test how much you can understand.

Listening with comprehension exercises:

Listening with transcription:

Videos

Watch videos about what you like in Spanish. It’s easier to learn when you see and hear something that you’re interested in.
For example I like to watch DIY and cosmetics videos, so I search for them in my target language (Korean). Sometimes I realize I can understand more than I thought, sometimes I just understand few words. But because I like it, it keeps me motivated to learn more vocabulary and grammar so I can understand better next time. 

1 x 1 conversations

This is the best way to give a response to what you listen. I know it’s scary for most people, but the more you do it, the easier it gets.

Personally my favorite webpage to practice conversation is Italki (I always recommend it). You can pick any professional teacher or community tutor and tell them about your goals and your struggles. They will try their best to help you and give you the service and tools that you need.

There you can also find language parters that are interested in your language and make a language exchange. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Just think that they might be as nervous as you, but they really want to learn the language, just like you! ^^


I hope these ideas help you. Work hard and good luck on your learning! :)

anonymous asked:

Could you please make Maki and Kaito doing a dance together? ; u ; Btw I really like your guys art!

Ahh thank you !!

best kids,,

I wasn’t sure what kind of dance, so theres a little doodle under the keep reading thing

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You’d Best Hurry

If Prompto really had been in that first chair Noctis found him in when searching for him after the train.. Based off of this fanart. 1.3K of pure pain. 

You’d best hurry.

The words stabbed through the prince as he ran through the corridors of the building. Run, duck, hide, sneak, and repeat. That was all Noctis could physically do when his mind was plagued with visions of Prompto running away from him and thoughts of getting there too late.

No, I’ll find him and bring him home.

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anonymous asked:

What would we do without our Fersali? We would just starve. Thanks to Lauren. Pls. Sam and Cait, could you just follow their example?

LOVE Fersali!!

Sam and Cait won’t follow her example…they are too afraid shippers and Antis will over analyze things to death and will lead to open warfare as to who is right…

Not that anyone here in this community participated, but if people could spend a day arguing over at someone’s IG whether the pic was SA, Idaho or California…well…that really says it all…

Best to just let it go and enjoy what they are comfortable sharing :)

Imagine going on a raid with Harald and Halfdan

Request by @gemini5991Could you do a king Harald from Vikings imagine? Maybe where the reader is best friends with halfdan and goes on raids with them? And she saves the day? 

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Halfdan let out an annoyed groan. “Can you please stop pacing around like a caged wildcat? It really makes me nervous.”

“I can’t.” You hissed without stopping. “I do it to keep myself from doing something much worse.”

“And what could that be?”

You stopped and glared at him. “I’d go to your brother and slap him across the face.”

“Oh, I’d love to see that.” He chuckled to himself.

You snarled at him. “How can he humiliate me this?”

“Calm down, Y/N. He did nothing that was meant to humiliate you.”

“No? Then tell me, on how many raids have I gone with you? Seven? Eight? And he still doesn’t trust me. I always get the bullshit tasks. Guard the boats? Seriously? I’m of much more value on the battlefield and you know it!” Your hands clenched into fists and you felt your blood boil with anger but Halfdan kept completely calm.

“It’s not that he doesn’t trust you. He doesn’t trust women in general.” He said. “Not anymore.” He added after a pause, so quiet you could barely hear it.

“And that’s why me and twelve shieldmaidens, all of them great warriors, have to stay behind and guard the boats when we could be on the battlefield like we should? How can he be so stupid? So arrogant?” You started pacing again, it was the only way to prevent yourself from giving in to your anger and starting to through stuff around or tearing the tent apart.

Halfdan looked at you, a curious expression on his face. “What is it with him and you? Hmm?”

“What do you mean?” You asked angrily.

“He seems to always get to your guts in a way no one else does. I’ve never seen anyone who could make you this angry.”

You felt your cheeks heat up as you realized that he was right, but right now you would have rather bitten off your own tongue than admit that the king had any effect on you. So you just snarled and shot your friend an angry look.

A knowing smile appeared on his face but he knew better than to say anything.

He stood up from the crate he’d been sitting on. “I have to go. The others are getting ready to leave.”

“Yeah go! Have all the fun and impress the gods while I sit here and bore myself to death.”

He put a hand on your shoulder. “You should see the positive side. At least he put you in charge.”

“Yeah, what an honor.” You said, voice dripping with sarcasm.


A couple of hours later you were sitting in front of your tent, watching the sun wander across the sky.

“You look worried.”

You turned to see one of your shieldmaidens. “They should have been back by now.”

“I’m sure they are fine. The Jarl here has a much smaller army than we do. They’re probably already celebrating their victory.” She said.

“Don’t you think they would have sent someone here to let us know?”

She just shrugged.

You pulled out your sword to sharpen it. Not that it would have been necessary, but you needed something to keep yourself busy with. Your blade was screaming for blood, you could almost hear it. With a deep sigh you got to work.

About an hour later you still hadn’t heard anything from the warriors. The sun was already low in the sky, you had maybe two more hours of daylight. You were sure something was wrong. If the hostile army really was that small, the battle would have been over long ago. What the hell took them so long?

You struggled with yourself for a couple more minutes before you made up your mind. Straightening yourself, you stepped into the square the tents were built around.

“Shieldmaiden.” You called. “The others have been gone for way too long. I’m worried things didn’t go as planned. I want to go and see if they need any help. I’m disobeying a direct order from our king, so any of you who is not comfortable with that is free to stay here. Everyone one else come with me!”

You weren’t surprised to see them all pick up their weapons to follow you.

The village the others had attacked wasn’t far away. You had to cross some flat hills and a small forest. As you reached the edge of the woods, your heart started to race. You had been right. The Jarls army must have been bigger than expected or maybe he had sent for help. Not far from you to your left the battle was still roaring and it didn’t look too good. The hostile warriors had surrounded king Harald’s men in a half circle, driving them against the side of a large river so that they had no chance to retreat.

The shieldmaidens surrounding you drew their weapons as they were about the through themselves into battle.

You raised one arm. “Stop!”

They all looked at you in confusion.

“They have not seen us yet. We are only thirteen. If we just run down there, we won’t be of much help. Let’s stay in the woods and move over there.” You said, gesturing to your left. “Maybe we can get close enough to shoot some arrows before they see us.”

They all nodded in agreement and you stared to sneak along the tree line. You managed to get close enough without anyone noticing you and gave the others a sign to get ready. When they all their bows ready you gave a nod. “Now!”

Everyone let go at once and as the arrows started to rain down on the hostile warriors you were already about to shoot a second time. You could see confusion spread through their army as they noticed that they were being attacked from behind. Your own warriors didn’t waste any time to use the distraction to their advantage and you saw them slay even more enemies than before. You were able to kill a large part of the other army before they were able to organize again and send some men towards you.

You threw your bow away and drew your sword, an anticipating smile on your face. Finally you had the chance to prove yourself in battle.

“For Odin!” You screamed as your blade met the sword of your first opponent.

Now your warriors were able to get the upper hand quite quickly and not long after, the battle was won. You sat down on a tree stump to catch your breath as you saw Halfdan making his way towards you, followed by his brother. But while Halfdan dropped himself next to you, king Harald stopped a few meters away. He stood there and looked at you for a moment, then he gave you a small nod, turned and walked away.

You rolled your eyes. “No, there’s no need to thank me for saving his ass.”

Halfdan gave you a light push to the shoulder. “Don’t worry. He knows that it was you who saved us. He has to go and find the Jarl we just defeated. And I need ale now! Lots of ale!” He stood up and reached out his hand to pull you up. “Let’s head back to camp.”


It had gotten dark and the celebration was in full swing. You were sitting with Halfdan and another warrior, laughing and drinking and having a good time, as king Harald approached your table.

“Did the Jarl bow to you, brother?” Halfdan wanted to know.

“I will tell you in a moment.” Harald said and shot his brother a strange look.

Whatever it had meant, Halfdan seemed to understand. He stood up and pulled the other man up as well.

“I have to take a piss.” He announced. “And you have to come with me to guide me back here afterwards.”

You doubted that he was drunk enough that he wouldn’t find his way back, but you didn’t say anything. As the two men walked away, you turned to look at the king who was still standing by the table. He was eyeing you in way that made you nervous.

“So?” You said into the silence.

“You disobeyed my orders today.”

You were about to defend yourself but he didn’t give you the chance to speak. “But you also saved us. Without you we wouldn’t have been victorious today. So I’ve decided to overlook your insubordination.”

You had a sarcastic comment on your tongue, but reminded yourself that you were talking to your king. So instead you just nodded and pressed out a “Thank you.”

You waited for him to leave but he didn’t. He looked at you as if he was thinking about something.

“The Jarl has invited me to his hall to celebrate our new alliance.” He said after a while. “And I wanted to ask you if you would care to join me.”

You looked at him in surprise. This was the last thing you had been expecting. You couldn’t prevent the smile that started to grow on your face.

“I’ll come.”

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Is this any good or should I stick to writing about Ivar?

Who Am I Without You?

gaaah, I love this idea so much, I can already see this being sad and fluffy as heckie. Thanks anon!! :)

Summary: Dan and Phil have been best friends since they met on the internet. They do pretty much everything together, including their career endeavors, and eventually getting a flat together. When speculation rises that the two lads could be dating, Dan and Phil agree that Phil should go get his own place, but is that really what they both want?

Genres: Slight Fluff! Friend to Lovers! Angst! In Real Time Phan Au! Oneshot!

Pairing: Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil

Word Count: 2,628

Warning: slight cursing! It’s also cheesy af I’m sorry ._.

A/N: Yes, I know I have an addiction to writing ftl fics, it’s an obsession!! It’s just so easy to write a bit of angst with it :) This is purely fiction, so don’t attack me if you don’t ship phan, but I’ve written plenty of ftl oneshots and it’s all been good feedback so I’m not totally worried :) enjoy guys!! And I hope I did this justice for you anon!

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anonymous asked:

Depression is an ass. Depression kicks us all down, even when we believe in better and we want better. Some people say all it takes is hope, but it really isn't. If everything could just be fixed by believing in ourselves, a lot more people would be perfectly fine right now. However, while hope isn't everything, it is still something and it is still important. Depression is attacking us right now, but our hope in the future can keep us alive. *hugs* Do your best to stay alive. We all love you <3

Thank you sweetie

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anonymous asked:

The most nearly with Uta's name is Utu the mesopotamian sun god. Hope it could help your confusion agaisnt his name. And Dumuzi in Utu story which Utu protect is likely to be Ken kaneki, then it could be the answer why Uta really fascinated with Ken. According from that (if reference is true) he might be protagonist in the near-end of story, do you agree?

I am not as well versed in Mesopotamian myth as I wish I were so I had to look that one up. I’m not sure how good the information I could find is. Mythology information online is often sketchy and incomplete at best. If you have a link to a good version of the myth you are referring to, feel free to link me, though.

It’s an interesting connection, but my instinct is that it’s a coincidence? The sun has pretty similar meanings cross culturally so a lot of Utu/Shamash’s domains correspond with the meanings of the Tarot card the Sun - things like revealing truth. But the domains of law and justice are both out of the Tarot card’s purview and seem a poor fit for the self proclaim reprobate that Uta is.

Uta means “song” in Japanese which I think is where the name comes from.

But who knows, anon. Amon’s name evokes one middle eastern god already. Why not another. Though Utu, from what I’m reading, fits Amon better than it does Uta. 

Uta isn’t gonna become a protagonist, but if you mean winding up on Kaneki’s side, I think its possible. Uta wants Kaneki’s story to continue, I think, and see where it’ll go, and he’s quite fond of this story and Kaneki, in the way one doesn’t want to see their favorite character get killed off. Beyond that, Uta’s motives are unclear, if indeed there is anything more than that.

I can imagine Uta ending up helping :re or Kaneki, even if it’s against Furuta or the larger Clown forces, but Nico’s already done that, too. It’s not really that much of a stretch.

But the Clowns, as much as I love them, are antithetical to the message the manga is trying to teach and that Kaneki needs to learn - to value people and their feelings and your connection to them - to connect empathetically and genuinely and to gain meaning and purpose from that.

The Clowns, in that way, are, if not villains, ideologically incompatible with the “good guys”. I’m not sure if that means they need to be defeated or even proven wrong, but it does mean that Kaneki allying himself with them and their ideology is a bad end. 

anonymous asked:

Sorry to hear abou Monet. It sounds like you gave him the best. There are a lot of things that can happen with a growing frog and it sounds like you ran into one of the things that you just had no control over. I just wanted to say that it was nice to see that he got vetrinary care, medicine, and everything. A lot of people don't even bother because its 'just a toad'. You really love your animals beyond just the fun parts, and it shows. RIP Monet. He was lucky to have you.

Anon, this is really sweet of you to send this..! Thank you.
It’s always hard losing an animal to an untimely death because there’s always the nagging feeling that you didn’t do enough for them. In the end, it’s our responsibility as care takers to provide the best possible life for an animal–and sometimes it’s hard to tell what you could be doing better (which is why petblr in general is such an invaluable resource). 
Anyways, ambiguous doubt and guilt aside, I’m very happy that Monet isn’t suffering anymore. Even though I couldn’t save him, I’ve learned a lot. And some of those lessons have been immediately applicable to my current ward.

anonymous asked:

82, 83, 84, 100

82. Who is the prettiest person on tumblr?

Whoever is reading this. But mainly my main squeezes: @cutefandomsdaily , @formyfandoms  @actual-jar-of-water and @winterboobbear

83. Do you miss anyone right now?

Uhmm…not really. Seeing as I’m home with my family. 

84. Who do you love? Why?

My family. My friends. All the people who support me. 

100. What is the best news you could hear right now?

You’ve just won a fortnight trip to the Bahamas. 

Gintama. - 328

- Perfect ending and set up for the next arc, whichever that may be.

As some of you know they’re doing reruns “The Best of Gintama” with a new OP/ED. A sneak peek of the Shinsengumi animated at the Sakura Matsuri. I really do hope they animated the skipped arcs. Most of them can be completed in 1-2 episodes, the one shot chapters could be half episodes.

- This is one of the times where I’m glad that anime described what happened to Utsuro. Using the woodblock animation for his backstory was lit.

Again, if you read the scanlations, you should take them lightly, because these are not official translations, and not everything you read will make sense, because it didn’t to me with one scene with the last chapter and I had to ask the translator what the hell it meant.

Also, whatever CrunchyRoll releases in subs, it’s not consistent, they have changed at least 3 translators from the beginning of the series where things didn’t make any sense. Though with this latest translator, he/she has been decent explaining complex lines. Gintama is not an easy series to translate at all. Editing lines where always a challenge to make sense for an western audience.  

- Crunchyroll skipped a post credit scene. It’s one of those scenarios where the Odd Jobs just talk about stuff in the house, but this time they’re in the space ship talking about the reruns and live-action movie. They had the live-action actors do some voice acting with their anime character counter part. It was actually pretty funny.

akhuna  asked:

Yes! There's something I wanted to ask you since I saw your blog, to be honest - are you fluent in English, Italian and German alike? Which language do you speak at home, if it's not too personal? :)

German is my mother tongue so I speak that at home :)

I speak English somewhat fluently, in class I’m one of the best in English, but here on the internet my English is just the worst it could get :’D

Since I live in Itlay I have to learn Italian in school, I’m not really the best at it (it’s actually really bad), but I speak it :) Let’s just say that I can understand everything in Italian, but writing and talking is really hard for me :/

I live in South Tyrol, most of the people here speak German, some speak Italian and a few people speak Ladin :) it’s really interesting :)

(and thanks for asking :3)

anonymous asked:

Uh,, hhh my depended lives across the country from me, and i cant be with them in person for at least 2 years because of shitty family situations, and they cant be online as much as i need them to be and they know i have dpd so i know they are trying their best to be there, but its so hard. It literally hurts so bad that i have to wait to be with them.. idk what to do about it?? Idk if this is okay to send here but,,? Idk its really lonely here...

Of course it’s okay to send here, and I wish I could say more to help. Is it possible to send packages and letters to eachother? My friend from across the country would send me stickers and care bears and beads he made, so maybe if you have something solid to carry with you to help missing them it could help, or even just holding their handwriting could help. 

the zodiac signs in slytherin


aries: “let’s fuck those gryffindors up LMAO ”

taurus: loves their family and friends so much would do everything for them

gemini: prankster (also wow, really charming and persuasive)

cancer: either the nicest person or baddest bitch you’ll ever meet

leo: not so secretly planning world domination

virgo: “nice point, but your opinion is invalid”

libra: looks like a cinnamon roll but could kill you

scorpio: badass with the nice ass

sagittarius: looks a bit scary but can actually be the best friend you’ve ever had

capricorn: leader kid, so cool™

aquarius: freaking genius who loves to boast

pisces: graceful. skilled. fucking deadly

Victor on the grand prix finalists

Chris: He’s a friend! Even though he’s turned into a sex beast.

Yurio: My salty son! He’ll do well!

Otabek: He’s cool and a bit mysterious! I like him.

Phichit: Mad selfie game and friends with my beloved Yuri!

Yuri: The best and most perfect of the bunch my adorable boyfriend who I love and is so beautiful and wonderful and have I told you that I love him because I really love him.

JJ: Um…who is this guy again? I think his name is JJ? I could be wrong, really don’t give a shit about him.

Daddies Get Insecure Too
  • Daddy: Hey baby? I'm sorry I haven't been the best lately.
  • Baby: Whaddya mean daddy?
  • Daddy: I haven't really been there for you. I know you've needed me and you've been really upset with me. I'm not doing good and I wish I could do better for you. You deserve so much better.
  • Baby: ...
  • Daddy: You're probably mad at me and you have every right to be. I want to be the best I can be for you and I'm failing at being your daddy.
  • Baby: ...
  • Daddy: Baby?
  • Baby: *hugs* I love you.
  • Daddy: I love you too. I'm so scared of you leaving. I know I can do better but I--
  • Baby: Shh. I love you. You're the best daddy I can ask for. I can't expect you to always be there for me because I know you get busy. It's my fault for always getting upset when you can't be there. I just really miss you is all. There may be people better than you but I don't want them. I want you. I love you more than anyone else in the world, flaws and all.
  • Daddy: *sniffling* I love you too princess.
Best Moments from Lin’s Drunk History
  • He starts out so #Lit like??? “Do you wanna get drunk?” “YES YES”
  • “More into the Monkees than the Beatles, I think that’s really cool of you Lin. Cut.” “Bullshit!”
  • Looks like he could burst into tears or song at any moment 
  • The person playing Hamilton is so freaking cute like 🔥
  • “A hellish, Dickensian childhood”
  • I didn’t know Hamilton ship was on fire!?!
  • “Your ass will never be the same” *giggles*
  • LIN WAS TWERKING THESE ARE #FACTS
  • “I was just fucking this lady” Lin stop
  • RIPPED BODICE
  • “I could give her money or I could fuck her” “dick 101″
  • “You interrupted me, I have to start again”
  • Questlove and his girlfriend got together over Drunk history and that’s so adorable
  • “As long as I got a job you got a job” Lin @Chris 😭😭
    • Lin loves Chris so much and I cry every time 
  • “I wanna order Dominos” 
  • bruhbruhbruhbruhbruhbruh
  • pressed like juice???
  • Ham and Burr’s last night together was so pure
  • How does he still play piano while drunk????
  • BURR WAS NEVER THE MONSTER
  • said the word fuck 26 times
    • so that’s 26 fucks in about 20 minutes and if you do the math that is 1.3 fucks per minute
    • So on average, Lin say’s Fuck at least once if not twice per minute in everyday life
    • you’re welcome
  • In the end when Lin and Derek are cuddling and eating fries, god bless👏🏾🙌🏽