watch this will be the one that actually gets notes

my favorite part of Death Note is when Light was secretly watching the news on that minature TV hiddin in his chips so he wouldn’t be seen doing it by L, and afterwards Ryuk is like “dude! that was actually…….. a pretty smart plan! but one question: you had to throw it away with the chip bag right? wasn’t that thing expensive?? like, 40000¥?!” and Light was like “haha yep” and Ryuk was like “man how did you even get the funds for that??” and Light was like “haha yep” and then the episode just abruptly ended without any further explanation

the no bullshit guide to getting your shit together: for the lazy student

Let’s be honest: time management and organization? They’re really hard. Sure, at first you might feel like you’ve gotten the hang of them, that you’re in control of your life. But how often have you fallen off the wagon? Procrastinated on one thing and the next moment, you’re behind in all your classes? I know that sometimes laziness feels like a part of who you are, but honestly, fuck that. Do you really want to give up your success for the disinterest of a moment?

If your answer is no (it better be no, or you really need to get your priorities straight), let’s get to it. 

STEP ONE: BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF

“This class doesn’t even matter.” “I don’t care about my grades.” “I can finish this the day before.” Sound familiar? You might feel great now, but when you’re staring down at your report card later, it’ll feel like you just got punched. 

This is a cliche, but the greatest obstacle to your success is yourself - especially the lies you tell yourself! Sit yourself down and be honest about what you need to improve on. Be as blunt as you can, but for god’s sake, don’t throw yourself a pity party! There’s no use agonizing over what you can’t change. Instead, set realistic, achievable goals, and make a game plan. Struggling with math? Go to extra help. Behind in all your classes? Stay in for a couple nights and actually work. 

STEP TWO: STOP WITH THE FANCY SHIT

Now you know what your goals are, but maybe you want some inspiration, so you log on to tumblr and are instantly bombarded by all these beautiful, well lit shots of the most gorgeous bullet journals, planners, and notes. Impressive, right? Well, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: they’re all useless! A simple phone planner works just as well, if not better, than a fancy agenda, because you’ll always have it on you, it’s not a hassle to carry around, and you don’t feel obligated to make it look pretty. 

Riddle me this, where are you going to find all this extra motivation to keep prettying up your bullet journal? To write all your notes in perfect, colour coded printing? There aren’t many times in life where taking the easy was out will actually benefit you, so take advantage! Stop wasting your time; get a phone planner and write your notes in your natural goddamn handwriting. 

STEP THREE: CLEAN YOUR ROOM

Yep, your entire room - not just your study space! This one can be put on the back burner for a bit if you’re on a really pressing deadline, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m notoriously messy, and if I don’t watch myself, I’d find myself in dirty-laundry-and-old-notes hell. A little bit of organized chaos is fine, I even encourage it! But try working when your desk is covered in mounds of paper and you have nowhere to put your laptop – it’s just not conducive to success. 

Keeping your entire room clean is a way to stave off stress, frustration, and even embarrassment, because nobody wants to show potential roommates how much of a mess they are. 

STEP FOUR: ACTUALLY WORK

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “actually work? Who does this girl think she is?” I’d probably think the same thing, except I’ve learned the valuable lesson of sucking it the hell up, and you will too. When you get home from work, grab a snack and work. When you have a free period, figure out what’s due and work. Stop reasoning yourself out of work: you’re not going to finish this later, and that will be on the test. There’s really not much to say about this one, because it’s the step that requires the most raw effort, and you’re really only going to find that within yourself. Tell yourself what’s at stake, and realize that, by setting the standard for your mediocrity now, you’re potentially trapping yourself in a cycle that will last for years. 

STEP FIVE: CUT YOURSELF SOME SLACK

Maybe you’ve been on top of your shit for a day, a week, or even a month, and that’s really great. But then… you fail. You miss a deadline or you bomb a test. So what do you do now? Do you allow yourself to fall back into your old habits? Fuck no! Everyone fails, even that studyblr with those perfect bullet journal photos and a perpetually clean study space. I’m going to tell you something that’ll sound really strange: you should value your failures, especially if you worked hard to avoid them. What?! Be HAPPY about failing when I actually TRIED? Yeah, you heard me right. If you don’t know how to handle failure, then when you inevitably experience it, your reaction will be much worse. 

Failing hurts, and boy, I know how embarrassing it can be. But learning how to deal with failure, and especially how to keep trying after it happens, is an invaluable lesson. 

STEP SIX: TREAT. YO. SELF.

Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting you treat yourself after the most basic of tasks, because please. Treat yourself when you know you goddamn well deserve it. Remember that “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.” If all you do is study and do your homework, then, pardon my french, your life sucks. If you don’t have friends, play a video game! Eat an entire jumbo chocolate bar! Indulge in whatever the fuck you want, you deserve it. I’m someone that has trouble prioritizing future benefits over immediate gratification, so by allowing myself little pleasures, I save myself from crashing and burning. 

Hope these tips helped, but remember to take them with a grain of salt - you’re you and I’m me, and different things work for different people. Good luck!

what ur favorite song on melodrama says about u
  • green light: lowkey basic. you probably missed lorde a Lot & listened to pure heroine on repeat while she was on hiatus
  • sober: you've done wild shit like chug 2 whole bottles of vodka or snorted coke off someone's bare back or smth. or maybe you just dream of doing wild shit, i won't judge
  • homemade dynamite: you probably dance crazily when you think no ones watching & watch live videos of lorde in concert on repeat
  • the louvre: you're obsessed with the idea of love & probably watch too many romcoms & think a museum date is the height of romance
  • liability: someone broke your heart or you only like this song bc it's gay. either way do u want to talk abt it
  • hard feelings/loveless: an idealist, you've made one of those playlists to ask someone out with song titles, or at least considered it. also you hate baby boomers
  • sober ii/melodrama: you're a hardcore lorde fan & probably cry anytime she does anything. you might be the one who found the onion ring acc??
  • writer in the dark: hella badass & you might actually be a witch?? you prob also like this song bc of her high notes. me too buddy.
  • supercut: you get high on nostalgia & cried after listening to the album for the first time
  • liability reprise: you listen to sad songs & watch sad movies when you're sad & it just makes you sadder
  • perfect places: you probably hoard polaroids & ticket stubs & pressed flowers & memories. you live the aesthetic lyfe™ we all hope to achieve
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Adventures in trying to revisit Bendy’s actual canon mischievous maliciousness, plus one obligtory doodle of him running.  Thanks for hanging out at the stream, guys!  It was tons of fun watching one of my favorite old cartoons with you, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. :D

(On that note, I leave you with this mental image: Bendy with Coconuts’ voice.)

Day Ninety-Four

-A child told me that he loved his lanky polar bear. He then asked for his leggy man boy to not be put in a bag. He gushed to his father about how excited he was for his limping pollo loco. I am grateful to have been the one to bestow upon him his Lego Batman toy.

-A man came through with a camouflage bandana, a long-sleeved camouflage shirt, camouflage shorts, and pasty white calves. He is guaranteed to go unnoticed as long as he stays in knee-high coverage.

-I began my shift not in the happiest of moods. This all changed when a two year-old looked me in the eye and told me, “Myungh.” Children always know just what to say.

-Two three year-old twins took turns tooting on a toy trumpet together, absolutely tickled by how perfectly they could produce their one note.

-I watched on in fascination as a man in his fifties knocked over a sign at Starbucks and spent ten minutes attempting to place it upright again. He soon found his efforts to be in vain and instead attoted to slink away in what was ultimately the most noninconspicuous manner possible.

-A woman left in the middle of paying for her purchase to wait through the line at Starbucks and get a drink. I am beginning to understand how some may doubt my stories. I, too, cannot find any way to believe that this actually happened.

-A child ran towards me, shouting, “Daddy Two!” My plan is working flawlessly and my infiltration of his family has begun.

-A triad of men came through my line, looking like a hipster version of the Three Stooges, and living up to the reputation.

-A line of intimidating frat boys spent the duration of their time in my lane debating the best brands of “choccy milk” and their go-to shaking strategies.

Dreams of You // Seo Johnny

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the prompt: hello :) can I request a fluffy NCT Johnny soulmate!au where when the person sleeps, they see through their soulmates eyes.

words: 1662

category: fluff + soulmate!au

author note: this is actually my favorite johnny one i’ve done so far so pls enjoy it!

- destinee

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Since Tumblr seems to be the new magic lamp, can I make a wish?

Hello OL tumblr genie watching out there *waves*


How about we get some OL promo instead of asking fans for money, political tweets, gym pictures and trying to make non cast members relevant? 

Sincerely,

A SHOW fan

DATING TOMMY SHELBY WOULD INCLUDE:


  • Calling him Thomas when you’re mad
  • Everyone knows to stay away when they hear you yelling ‘Thomas’
  • “Oo someone’s in trouble.”
  • “Piss off John.”
  • Silent treatment
  • Helping Polly keep the boys in line
  • Tending to any wounds he may acquire
  • Staying up late until Tommy comes home because you can’t sleep unless you’re in his arms
  • Tommy knowing this and so he tries not to stay out too late
  • Playing with his hair whilst lying in bed
  • Cuddles
  • Tommy loving cuddles more than you
  • But he’d never admit that he liked them, let alone love
  • Everyone in the family loving you
  • Everyone respecting you because you’re Tommy’s Mrs
  • Forehead kisses
  • Having Blinders watching you at all times
  • But they’re meant to keep their distance because Tommy knows you won’t like it
  • The one time you notice them
  • You ignored Tommy for three days
  • He teaches you how to shoot, ‘just in case’
  • Carrying a shotgun underneath your dress at all times
  • Random dinner dates at 2am
  • Tommy leaving you notes in the morning because you usually wake up and he’s gone
  • You cherish lazy Sunday morning when you can actually wake up in Tommy’s arms
  • Owning a horse together
  • Him picking flowers for you and leaving them in your room
  • This usually indicates he’s done something he knows you’ll get angry at
  • Tight hugs
  • Loving him unconditionally
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The Many Faces of Victor Nikiforov - Episode 3

And we’re back with episode 3! There’s actually a lot to be said about Victor here even though the focus isn’t on him most of the time. We get to see the choreo for Eros and Agape for the first time, get some more insight in how Victor acts around people other than Yuuri, and truly get introduced to Victor the Coach for the first time.

Again, I’d like to delve into this set and look at the specific scenes chosen. I hope everyone enjoys!


We start off with the intro choreo to Agape. When I chose this gif, I found myself stuck between three different options: the intro, the close-up of him skating with his fingers steepled, and the ending. In the end, I realized it didn’t matter because I had the same thing to talk about for all of them. With the intro, we see Victor reaching out with open hands as if to bring something into himself, in the middle it seems as if he is thankful and holding something gently, and at the end he presses back out from his chest with his hands firmly clasped. If we combine this with the concept of agape – unconditional love – we can see a possible interpretation of bringing love into oneself, holding it gently, then, with a firm grasp on it, giving back. I’ll talk a bit more about the meaning of the Eros and Agape routines in respect to Victor in a few, but I still felt the choreo was interesting in the respect that it also tells a story – a story of the acceptance of outside love, of cherishing that love, and of giving it back.

The second and third gifs I’d like to first talk about as a pair. Both are from the Eros choreo, but if you look at Victor’s expressions, are almost complete opposites on the emotional spectrum. The first looks to be confident and suave, and the second looks so vulnerable and sad that I couldn’t help but wonder at the contrast. Then I thought about the story of Eros, how it tells a story of a playboy who goes after “the most beautiful woman” (I say that in quotations because there’s actually no woman in this tale, it’s actually a man stealing the heart of another man then disappearing from his sight). Then I started to question the choreo in this program, whose perspective is it being told from? In the end, I came to the conclusion that it’s both. We see the playboy at the start (the first of these two gifs) and at the end when there’s a pushing away gesture. As for the jilted man, we see him in that second of the two gifs. Victor undoubtedly gets lost in his skating and his expressions become very telling as to the emotional meaning behind the programs he’s skating.

On that note, let’s look at these two individually. The suave, seductive look at the beginning of the program to me always looks so empty. After you get past the initial heart-eyed reaction of Victor looking that way in your direction, you start to see how devoid of emotions that expression really is. What we’re actually watching is Victor’s media face in action. I feel there are a couple of reasons for this but the primary one is simply that Victor is not a playboy. He tells this story with two parts within Eros’ program, but he at heart is not and has never been a playboy. So the only way he knows how to portray something like that is through his carefully crafted image that relies entirely on the watchers being too smitten with him to catch the fact that there’s nothing of him actually in it. In most cases, it takes multiple watches of this particular Victor smile to catch it but when you see it, it’s really difficult to unsee.

On the other hand, we get the third gif of this set, where he looks so incredibly sad during the Eros choreo. If you check out Yuuri skating the exact same clip, you can see that his face is completely different (confident even), which says to me that Victor’s expression here is intentional on the side of the creative team. The reason for that? This is Victor emulating the man who was seduced and then abandoned, left with his own thoughts for three months and attempting to figure out what exactly happened the night he was (quite literally) swept off his feet. We don’t know if this expression existed at this point in the program before Victor came to Hasetsu, but the fact that this is not the face of the playboy within the story is undeniable. And the sadness we can see painted on Victor’s face is a clear indicator of how he feels in this position at this point in time. Unlike when he tries to play the part of the playboy, this role is much truer to him. We are looking at the true Victor Nikiforov, unshielded and wearing his heart on his sleeve. Truly, something that one can only see on the ice.

This fourth gif… well, I could say a lot of things, but they would mostly be stating the obvious. He’s gunning really hard for Yuuri in this moment, both (I think) because he wants Yuuri as well as because he knows Yuuri wants him. Victor isn’t as oblivious to Yuuri’s interest as Yuuri thinks (or rather, hopes) he is, even if Yuuri keeps trying to run away from it. That said, if you compare this Victor, who is actively trying to seduce Yuuri and show him “what Eros is to him” to the suave look at the start of Victor’s rendition of Eros, it brings to light just how false the look in the Eros choreo is. Because if this look here is genuine, then there’s no way that the look in the program is too.

Even though the face in this fifth gif is meant to be comedic, I can’t help but think deeply about this scene. This is the face Victor wears immediately after Yurio calls him out for saying that Agape isn’t a program where one shows off their confidence, and yet still skates it so confidently. Victor then gets asked what Agape is to him and he deflects the question back onto Yurio with an overly bright smile and a flimsy answer – “you just feel it, how am I supposed to tell you?”. What this says to me isn’t that Victor is some sort of genius, as others in-show continue to say he is, but quite the opposite (in terms of his own emotional awareness and how that comes out in his skating, anyway). Victor skates out his feelings, the same way that Yuuri does, and that always reflects into his programs. But, as we can see if we look at Stammi in episode 1 and combine it with the knowledge that he was lonely but didn’t know it, he isn’t always fully aware of the full emotional depth to these programs in regards to himself. So, if we assume that Victor’s confusion and obvious diversion mean that he doesn’t know what Agape the program means to him, then can we figure it out? I think so. There are many things that agape as a base concept could mean for Victor – it could mean Makkachin, his skating family, or his fans, among others. What I think it means, when you take in the entirety of the program’s meaning and how he skates it, is that it’s a love letter to his audience. It’s always looked to me like a complete story. Going back up to the first gif, where I described Agape as an acceptance of love and a giving back, I feel that we can apply that here. The program also feels like an all-encompassing gesture, almost like a goodbye of sorts. We can look at Eros and Agape as programs that are 2 sides of the same coin. If Eros is Victor’s struggles to move on to a new part of his life (a beginning), then Agape is his struggles to move on from his past and present (an end). So, even if Victor doesn’t realize it, I think that Agape was meant to be a goodbye to his skating career. He knew his time was coming, and while he didn’t want to let it go, he also knew it was almost time. And so, Agape was born as a way to say to his audience, “thank you for the love and support you have given me all this time”. Truly “Agape” indeed.

Returning to the comedy, this sixth gif is pretty much a clip of Victor’s suffering in action. Just earlier that week he shoved his face right up in Yuuri’s, got the guy all flustered, and asked him what Eros meant to him. And the answer that Yuuri came to was food. FOOD. Not only does Victor know that this isn’t what Yuuri’s Eros actually is (he knows it’s him), it doesn’t even make sense to the story of the program. From a more outside perspective, sure, food can make sense if you only look at the written definition for desire, but on a conceptual level, what Eros as a program truly embodies, katsudon couldn’t make any less sense. Unfortunately, there’s not much more Victor can do other than scream internally about Yuuri’s obtuseness to the entire concept of sexuality that seems to only exist when he’s sober.

Or he can go drown his frustrations in alcohol, which is what he ends up doing. Throwing his responsibilities for the night out the window, he decides that drinking until dawn is the best way to come to terms with his current situation. As comedic as this scene is initially played out to be, it actually brings up a serious underlying issue. When Victor doesn’t know what to do with his emotions, or he feels lost, he drowns his sorrows in alcohol. Whether he even realizes he’s doing this, we can’t know for sure because he’s never mentioned it himself but I worry both for his kidney and his mental health that this seems to not just be a one-off occurrence but a habit. Even if you factor in the possible use of the Russians being heavy drinkers stereotype, the fact that Victor is shown drinking every night since he arrives in Hasetsu and then goes off to get smashed after getting ignored (yet again) by Yuuri before proceeding to coach with a hangover in the middle of an intense training week doesn’t speak well to how he processes his unpleasant emotions and situations.

The third to last choice is a gif, even if it’s not moving. I chose this still image shot specifically because it presents us a view of Victor with a very uniquely complicated expression and none of the other shots of him during this scene really portray how far into his own head he is in this moment. I feel that this is Victor when he realizes he’s at a crossroads in his life and there’s nothing more he can do to affect the outcome. He’s taking a moment before he needs to go out and judge both Yuris’ skating to consider what either result will mean for him. On one hand, if Yurio outperforms Yuuri, which Victor at this point know is the most probable given what he’s seen over the last week, then he will need to give up on the spark of hope he felt from the banquet, the viral Stammi video, and saw in Yuuri himself when he accepted Eros. Victor would return to Russia, to the place that he felt was suffocating him, as a coach and not even a skater. He knows that his heart doesn’t want this, even if his logical mind knows that if Yuuri can’t perform to his potential then it’s what he’s promised to both of them. For Yuuri, the only way he could outperform Yurio would be to show Victor that spark that was shown within the viral video, to reawaken the side of himself that he showed Victor at the banquet, and to channel the confidence he had when he was first assigned Eros and demanded Victor stay if he won. For Victor to get the outcome he wants, Yuuri is going to need to pull out all the stops and show to the world (or at least those watching this ice show) the potential that Victor has seen only in small spurts so far. Looking forward from there, Victor knows that working with Yuuri isn’t going to be straightforward, but it’s still what his heart desires. He knows he has a bias, but as much as Yurio yells about Victor breaking a promise by coming to Japan (he didn’t, he still choreographed a debut program for him), he is still a man of his word and will go back to Russia if Yuuri can’t show Victor right here and now that that spark still exists. In light of all that, it’s no wonder Victor foregoes the pep talks during the warm-ups!

This second to last gif was the moment that spawned a world of controversy when this episode first aired. There were many people who initially found it hard to believe that Victor could take a situation involving Yuuri this seriously, but now that we’ve learned so much more about him, we can look at this scene a lot more critically. The thing that stands out to me the most is Victor’s honesty. Yuuri confides to Victor, through his actions more than his words, that he’s anxious but is swallowing down that emotion for the sake of showing Victor that he is all that Victor has seen in him. That he can perform up to Victor’s standards. And Victor takes this seriously and honestly. Victor does care about Yuuri, on every level that this question could imply. Yuuri wasn’t looking for a response when he admitted his worries to Victor through seeking out a comfort hug but he got one anyway. Victor reassured Yuuri on a deeper level than just “I’m looking forward to your skating”. He was assured that Victor is there for more than that, as well as for more than flirting, but for Yuuri as an entire individual. And Victor wants nothing more in this moment than to see Yuuri succeed. Victor does still want to stay in Japan, and he lets Yuuri know this through the exact words he uses – a direct response to Yuuri’s wish for if he wins, to continue eating katsudon with Victor. As tough as Victor has had it since he got to Japan, he still doesn’t want to leave. And I think this is exactly what Yuuri needed in that moment; honesty, and the reassurance that his feelings were reciprocated.

This last gif is one of the first real glimpses we get of Victor the Coach. Even at this early point, we can attribute his pat on the back then instant critique way of greeting Yuuri as he came off the ice as an emulation of the coaching style that he has had used with himself for years. Victor would have definitely seen how other coach and skater pairs interacted, but the only real long-lasting experience he’s had with a coach has been with Yakov. We know from watching the show that Victor’s coaching style evolves (and quite rapidly) to suit Yuuri’s needs but it’s fascinating to see where he begins, and how confused he is when it very obviously doesn’t work with his student.


That ended up becoming a lot longer than I initially planned but it turns out I had a lot of thoughts, especially concerning Victor’s portrayal and interpretations of Eros and Agape. If you got this far then I hope you enjoyed and if the wall of text was too much then I still hope you liked the gifset regardless! Thanks for reading! :)

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Bonus because I can never get enough of Victor skating:

Translation: ONE-Sensei Young Sunday Interview :D

I did my best to summarize this hour-long interview with ONE-sensei, uploaded to YouTube by Young Sunday in March and uploaded to Tumblr by the lovely and talented @one-blog last week. Please note, while my Japanese is decently high-level, I typically translate written Japanese rather than spoken Japanese (which, by its very nature, is harder to translate), so there might be mistakes here or there. That said, I believe I captured the general gist of things. If you’re fluent in Japanese and want to do a more comprehensive translation in the future, please feel free!

EDIT: Here are some more detailed translations of selected parts of the interview, based on Japanese transcripts that @isasm found. :)

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PLL 7x19 Farewell My Lovely - Thoughts

- Brilliant episode from start to finish.

- Got it right! Mona killed Charlotte. I loved the entire scene with Charlotte and Mona. It was really intense because I actually was not sure if Mona would back out, like Charlotte was provoking. I loved the whole reveal. I will admit though - during the 8 month hiatus between 7A and 7B, I saw some pretty damn intricate theories as to why Charlotte was killed. I think the motive they went for was pretty generic, and absolutely safe. We can’t find a single plot hole with this. “You never did get better, I want to protect the girls from you so I can prove my worthiness, I want to prove I am stronger than you” is so simple, it’s almost bland. But, it does work. And as I’ve always said with this show, I’m no longer looking to be shocked. I’m looking for logic. And there is logic, so I can’t and won’t complain. On balance, I did like this reveal.

- I understand red herrings, I really do. This is a mystery show, and every single one of them needs red herrings to survive. But seriously - this baffles me. What. are. the. odds. that. Melissa’s. suitcase. handle. broke. AND. that’s. the. size/shape. of. the. object. that. crushed. Charlotte’s. skull. The odds of that are 0.01%. There has to be more to Melissa’s story. I liked and I have accepted that Mona killed Charlotte, but Melissa’s story can’t be explained as a coincidence like that. I get red herrings, but this one is just so damn corny. 

- The “he’s coming for you” scene was pathetic. I despise the way that played out. I find it hard to believe that a nightmare was always the original plan. I feel so mislead. I really wanted there to be a “him” coming after Ali. I guess they lead us down that path in 610 because they had just revealed ChArlotte and they didn’t want us to think that the story is over. They wanted us to keep watching for the time jump, and to know that there is another villain. So I can see why they lead us down a false path. I get it. But I hate this feeling anyway. It was a good scene, but what it represented… not too happy. (Side note: laughing that they spelt Varjak wrong… c’mon writers, lift your game.)

- Another anticlimactic moment was that the mystery location on the board game was Aunt Carol’s house. Yawn. 

- I thought Caleb could’ve played it smarter when he sat down with Mona at the 2 Crows Diner. Rather than asking her “who are you going to meet?” he should’ve just said “I’m here. It’s me” and pretend that he is the one she is meeting. And then see where the conversation goes. He could’ve got answers out of her then and there.

- I really really really enjoyed the girls’ fresh new attitude this episode. “Leave it alone, or else our graves will get dug” is the approach they’ve needed for a while. I’m so glad we got a glimpse of that before the show ends.

- Literally zero romance in this episode, which suits my personal preferences. So I loved it in that regard.

- I thought this episode was filled with nice light humour. “To whom?”, Aria talking to Dunhill’s body and taking an answer in terms of the body ‘moving’, Ezra saying he can do anything with his Masters in literature, etc.

- Mary Drake, oh my god. Forget all my theories where I proposed this is Jessica, and Mary is really dead. That can’t happen now. This is truly Mary. I love her so much. Giving her the Lost Woods was a nice gesture. She said it was to pay for lawyers, but then she goes and saves Spencer anyways by confessing to Archer’s murder? I thought that was a bit inconsistent. Unless she thought of confessing after she gave Spencer the Lost Woods? Whatever the case is, I loved her gesture and when she told Spencer that she owes her a lifetime. We actually got to see her repay that and I love it. And I also loved how Spencer felt sympathy towards her and didn’t see it as “good, you owed me”.

- So Ali found out who killed her own mother just like that? They brushed over that really quickly. I guess Ali never showed any emotion to her mother’s killer because at the same time, whilst Ali may hate Mary, Mary did just take the bullet to save Ali (and the others). So maybe that’s why the writers waited for Ali to find out now in 719 rather than 714 when Spencer found out, because now Ali might not be as angry about it.

- AD knows the girls killed Archer. AD knows Mary is covering up. So why is AD ending the game when he/she knows that the incorrect person is being arrested? Is Mary AD? AD isn’t a very good death-avenger so to speak. AD has the videos of the girls burying Archer, why not release them? Why not free Mary? Why is AD accepting this nonsense of Mary taking the blame!?

- So the puzzle pieces ended up meaning nothing? Other than signalling game over, the actual contents of the pieces meant nothing. Anticlimactic at its finest.

- I enjoyed seeing Mona revert to her prior nerdy-self. I thought that was actually sad. I loved her line about warning Hanna not to get involved. She knew it was coming. And I can see why Janel said 719 is her favourite Mona episode to date. She got to play so many sides to Mona in just one episode.

- Tanner’s line about the girls not being criminals was a really good way for the show to end its constant negative relationship between the girls and the Rosewood police. I liked how Tanner didn’t admit to believing that Mary killed Archer. Either it’s because she still thinks the girls did it and that Mary is simply covering for the girls, or, she just doesn’t think Mary had it in her to be a murderer. Either explanation is interesting, and I like that element of never knowing.

- We are NOT getting answers in the finale. The writers spoke to us through Tanner when they made Tanner say that the DA likes simple answers, rather than theories for loose ends which no one can prove. That’s literally us, the PLL fandom. They’re telling us we aren’t getting answers to our loose ends.

- I loved the final scene. It reaaallllly hit me that the show is ending when the lights on the board game went off. And then the music rolled in and that’s when I got a bit teary eyed, especially when the camera panned across the board. I loved that sense of the girls having won and finally being able to move on with their lives.

- I think AD is off to go kill Mona, since she killed Charlotte. But I really liked that final scene with AD driving off into the sunset. It came across like “my work here is done, I know who killed Charlotte”. (How does AD know Mona did it? Microphones or some shit. Somehow AD heard Mona’s story time.)

- I pressed start on the episode, and within what felt like 10 minutes, it was finished. It went so damn quick. I think that means I enjoyed it so much, or that they tried to cram too much into one episode. Can confirm now that I’ve spent longer on this post, than watching the actual episode!

-  I did get Twincer vibes throughout this episode!!! When I do a re-watch I’ll come back and post them. I never take notes whilst I’m watching, it ruins the experience. But I do remember one thing. Mona was sitting in the diner waiting to meet someone, and then lo and behold Spencer rocks up at the diner. Spencer, out of all people? Was that Twincer, going to meet Mona? Why didn’t the writers make Emily show up? Why Spencer? It could’ve been Twincer. And Lucy’s comment “A is a lot closer than you think, you guys” has me thinking that the place-swapping between Twincer and Spencer is happening this frequently. If Haleb mention them being married, Spencer may react like “what, since when?” and Caleb will say “I already told you” — “no you didn’t? When?”

- Normally at the end of these posts I do a reaction to next week’s promo too, but I have a feeling I’ll have more than usual to say for the finale’s promo so I’ll do that in a separate post, this is already long enough!

- Overall, for a non finale episode it’s clearly a 10/10. You cannot compare an episode of this quality to episode 619 for example where the most action we got was Alison falling down the stairs. (I still laugh about that.) So, 7B is a massive step up. A couple things annoyed me this week, but taking them for what they are, and the overall pace and raw emotion, it was PLL at its best. Which is good to say for another week, because 7B has been killing it recently. 

- 7 MORE DAYS.

amitcanthandleit  asked:

Hi there, I live for your writing💖💖💖💖 so I was hopping that you could make a hadcanon for the rfa+v+saran+vanderwod. If they were on the beach with mc who's doing some back taning when some kid stole her top. What would they do? Sorry if my English is not the best...

Hello @amitcanthandleit ! :) 

Oh my God this was so fun to write, thank you! 😄 I’m not super familiar with the minor trio yet, so let me know if I got some of their traits/reactions wrong 😄 Enjoy!

(Your english is fine btw! Don’t tell yourself otherwise :) )

Yoosung

  • Super excited to go to the beach with you like he’s already thinking about all the fun you guys will have
  • But after some fun under the sun, you tell him you want to work on your tan and you ask him to apply some sunscreen on your back
  • Turns into a stuttering, blushing mess
  • Specially when you untie the strings of your bikini top and lie down on your stomach
  • You put aside your top and Yoosung is so tense, he doesn’t know where to look
  • But theeeen a little kid runs over and grabs your top and Yoosung panics
  • He stumbles over his own feet trying to catch the kid
  • But when he finally does, he starts screaming at the kid and the kid starts to cry
  • Ends up apologizing and comforting the kid ;;;
  • When he comes back, he’s exhausted but hey, he got your top back
  • The next time you guys go to the beach and you want to work on your back tan, he makes sure to stay close to you and hang on to your top at all times

Zen

  • Babe, you can’t go to the beach wearing a bikini”
  • “All men are wolves, babe” ;;; specially me
  • He doesn’t really stop you though, because he wants you to wear what you like
  • He has to constantly remind himself to push the beast back inside its cage
  • He’s oblivious to the looks that girls are giving him because he’s worried that other guys might try to make moves on his princess
  • He goes to buy you guys some cold shakes and doesn’t bother making small talk with the people who are trying to get his attention
  • Is actually impatient because he wants to get back to you ASAP
  • When he comes back and sees you laying on your stomach and your top on the towel beside you, he freaks out
  • As he was putting down the drinks though, a kid snatches your top and runs away
  • Thanks to all his exercises, Zen runs after the kid and catches him in no time
  • Sternly lectures the kid and runs back to you
  • “Zen the knight to the rescue!”
  • He returns your top and when you’ve put it back on, he holds you close and tells you he’ll always be there to protect you and keep you safe
  • Keeps your top safe next time you guys go to the beach

Jumin

  • You want to go to the beach? Arranges for a trip to his own private island (what else do you expect from him? ;;;)
  • You want to tan without your top? Go ahead, there won’t be anybody around since he owns the island
  • Even his bodyguards are instructed not to come near the area where you’re tanning
  • Of course you didn’t really get to work on your tan much, since your husband kept distracting you with “accidental” brushes to your body
  • And he’s actually the one who steals your top and refuses to give it back until he gets what he wants wink wink
  • “I think we should do this more often, darling. It’s quite refreshing.”

Note: For me, Jumin’s more conservative when he’s around other people because of who he is and the image he needs to maintain sooo he wouldn’t really allow his wife to go to a public beach and remove her top but we all know what he’s like when nobody’s watching ;)

Saeyoung

  • You’re going to the beach? Yahoo!!!!!
  • Is super excited because he rarely got out of the house before he met you
  • This guy will probably bring water guns and inflatables to the beach :))
  • When you tell him you want to work on your tan, he gives you a salute and puts the robot cat right in front of you
  • “Saeyoung, is that the one that breathes fire?”
  • “I have no idea what you’re talking about MC!!!!”
  • You take off your top and lie down and begin to relax when you hear kids shouting and crying
  • “Saeyoung, what was that?”
  • Apparently a couple of kids were making a bet about who could steal your top and get away with it
  • So when they got too close Saeyoung held up his water gun and sprayed them
  • With PhD Pepper
  • And when their parents came by demanding to know who made their kids cry
  • “Sensing threat. I will self-destruct in 10 seconds unless you apologize meow~ 10…9…8…”
  • “Saeyoung no, turn it off!”
  • “I can’t, MC! It’s gonna blow!!!!”
  • The parents are terrified and run away
  • But they tell the cops
  • It’s a good thing you can run as fast as Saeyoung
  • You never go back to that beach again in case someone recognizes Saeyoung and calls the cops again ;;;;

Saeran

  • He’s heard of the beach but has never been there so he’s a bit nervous
  • Specially since you’re only wearing a bikini
  • Specially when you ask him to put sunscreen on your back
  • Oh boy, he turns red and avoids looking at you while he’s slathering your back with sunscreen
  • And then you untie your bikini top to start tanning and he goes red and sort of angry like MC must you really do this???
  • Is silently fuming because he doesn’t want anybody else to see his girlfriend’s body when this kid rushes over to steal your top
  • But Searan has lightning fast reflexes
  • Grabs the boy by the back of the neck and gives him a death glare
  • Doesn’t even need to say anything, the boy just shit his one-piece swimsuit
  • You don’t know what to feel because your boyfriend saved you but at the same time the little boy ran away crying and smelling really bad
  • Nobody even dares to look in your direction, they’re too scared of the looks Saeran’s giving them ;;;
  • Relieved when you finally put your top back on and takes you home, telling you he never wants you to go to the beach again

V

  • It’s been a while since he’s been to the beach and he’s really excited to take a lot of photos of the scenery and of course, you
  • His eyesight still isn’t so good and he brings his cane to the beach but you still have fun with him and you make sure he doesn’t leave your sight
  • When you two are relaxing, you ask him to apply sunscreen to your back
  • He’s actually fine with applying sunscreen on your back since he doesn’t want his beloved to get sunburnt, specially since you only had on bikini
  • But when you tell him you’re taking off your top he turns red and immediately averts his gaze
  • But still, he can’t resist taking a photo of you lying on your tummy under the sun, looking so serene
  • Until he hears fast footsteps coming closer to you
  • He turns just in time to see a kid snatching your bikini top
  • And he couldn’t run after the kid because he couldn’t see well
  • Lets you wear one of his shirts and you had to cross your arms as you guys go to a stall that sells swimwear
  • Apologizes profusely afterwards and but you just shrug it off and you guys laugh about it after

Vanderwood

  • You manage to get him to agree to take you to the beach
  • But he immediately regrets it
  • MC, stahp
  • Loosen up a little, Vanderwood
  • Only one thing can be loose here, MC, and I’d rather it not be your top!!!
  • Stress level: 1000/10
  • Acts like he doesn’t care that you’re topless beside him but is actually surveying the area for guys who are looking your way
  • He doesn’t notice that girls are ogling him too because of course he’s ripped, he used to be a secret agent!
  • You’re about to put your top back on when a kid runs over and steals your top
  • Vanderwood is on his feet and tackles the poor kid to the ground
  • “You wanna get tasered, kid???”
  • Gets back your top and acts like it wasn’t a big deal but is actually panicking inside like what if I hadn’t gotten her top back on time oh my God
  • But when you thank him and kiss his cheek, this cutie just looks away but you don’t miss the slight blush on his cheeks
Slowly, Deeply

Jim Hopper/ Reader

Originally posted by gargoyles42

Words: 1,163

Summary: You teach at the local high school but that doesn’t exempt you from chaperoning at the middle school’s annual Snow Ball. But when your friend and fellow crush, Jim, shows up, you never expected it to go down like this.

Request: Omg omg I thought of another prompt/request/idea for Jim! As much as I loathe song fics, Foreigner’s “I Wanna Know What Love Is” is like grade A cheese/romance fodder

Tagging@kwaiky, @can-t-figure-it-out

Requested by: Anonymous

Author’s note: my first fic Jim Hopper fic and my first Stranger Things fic? damn! two for the price of one. extremely fluffy and just…worm. a bit au-ish bc he actually attends the dance. 


Because Hawkins, Indiana is a small town, you are ultimately given the job of chaperon for the annual Snow Ball at the middle school. Even if you were a teacher at the high school, they need all the help they can get. You couldn’t say no after Mr. Clarke practically begged at your doorstep.

You watch all the kids file inside the gym that is beautifully decorated to be a winter wonderland. You wave hello to one of your students, Nancy, over at the punch bowl and she eagerly waves back. Your job tonight is to keep everyone inside the building so they don’t go off to do some sort of shenanigans on your watch. The night goes on without much of a ruckus, just a bunch of students trying to dance with one another and talking among themselves. You sigh at how tedious this is going. Suddenly, the doors open and your eyes immediately welcome the familiar face.

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seventeen initials x characteristics (part one)

CAPTIONS

Wow, hey, great that the people who are working on the captions for YouTube videos like to have some fun–I’m all for creativity–but not when the people who actually need captions can’t tell what the captions say.

I decided to rewatch DARKIPLIER vs ANTISEPTICEYE today, but instead I ended up backing out of the video 1 minute in, because I cannot tell what Anti was saying.

These days, my hearing is bad enough that I need captions for any video I’m watching.

When YouTube first started out their whole “beta” captioning whatever, I was pretty jazzed, because it meant that we actually started getting captions. I didn’t even care about the signatures the editors would leave behind, or the occasional note in parenthesis.

In the DARKIPLIER vs ANTISEPTICEYE video, there is a lot going on. There is distortion and background noise and two characters trying to speak in voices that have intentionally been edited to sound warped.

I don’t know what anyone is saying to each other in that video, unless I have captions on.

And now, I don’t know what one of those characters is saying WITH the captions on, because someone has added zalgo text to Anti’s captions.

This isn’t cute, it’s not funny, it doesn’t add to the atmosphere or charm, or some shit. It’s obnoxious, and it means that I can’t watch this video until someone has edited out the goddamned zalgo text.

Like I said, I’m all for creativity and expression, but take it somewhere else.

Whoever is editing in the zalgo text: maybe you think it’s cool, but that’s because you don’t have to rely on the captions.

Enough is enough.

“Ex Alert” (Hoshi Smut)

Originally posted by lordkey

Title: Ex Alert

Featuring: Hoshi (Seventeen) x Reader

POV: 2nd

Genre: Smut

Summary: You run into your ex at a Halloween party, and all attempts to avoid him fail miserably.

Request by anon! Now taking Halloween/Fall themed scenario requests.


You applied the finishing touches to your make-up for your cat look, some eyeliner whisker to compliment your smoky eye and red lips. You were going for something simple tonight. Halloween parties were less about how elaborate you looked and more about how comfortable it would be to dance, drink, and make-out in.

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