we have literally watched him grow up

anonymous asked:

Since bitty is (I think?) the first openly gay player in the NHL in the fics, what about other players hitting on him when they play the schooners, or even better, during the all star game when jack is right there?

The game so far has been nothing memorable, just another pre-season exhibition against Edmonton that neither team really want to give their all because why risk anything before the season even starts?

“Bittle,” Burig, a second line Oilers winger, flags Eric down at the end of the second period, with a look of grim determination that gives Eric the sense he’s about to be sucker-punched.

“Yeah?”

“You, uh,” Burig hesitates, gnawing on his mouthguard and twisting his stick in his hands while he comes up with whatever he wants to say. He huffs and looks around for any teammates that might be watching the exchange, finding the rest of his line distracted, he leans in close. “You doing anything after the game?”

Eric blinks. “What?” 

“Just,” Burig shrugs, face flushing pink, “wanted to see if you’d like to grab a drink or something.”

“Oh. Oh!” Someone from the bench yells his name and Eric is faced with a dilemma he knows he can’t resolve in the next 15 seconds. “Wait for me after the game, we can talk.”

Burig nods tightly, beet red, and skates back to his own bench.

Just another thing for Eric to think about while coach yells at him for missing an unnecessary pep talk.

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Burig is waiting for Eric when he leaves the locker room, hair still damp and his suit slightly rumpled like he’d thrown it on in a rush, which makes Eric feel worse for some reason.

“Hey,” he perks up when he sees Eric, sliding his phone into his gear bag. “You wanted to talk?” He sounds so earnest it hurts and Eric motions to a meeting room just off the hallway.

“It’ll be a bit more private in here.”

Eric doesn’t waste time when the doors close, Burig isn’t the first player to approach him and he certainly won’t be the last.

“You’re very sweet, but I have a boyfriend.”

“Fuckin’ knew it,” Burig curses, shouldering his duffel bag. “No way someone as hot as you is single. Worth a shot, right?”

“Were you looking for a hook-up or?”

“No, not like that, I just kinda,” he hesitates like he’s afraid of saying too much.

“Safe space,” Eric waves his arms to indicate the empty room. “Be honest.”

“I’m tired of Grindr and puckbunnies and bar hookups, you know? I want something real.”

Eric immediately runs through a list in his mind of the few single players he’s met in similarly awkward situations. “You play in Vancouver next week, right?”

Burig’s eyes go wide and Eric holds up a warning finger. “Hold your horses. I may have a friend in a similar situation, but it’ll be on his terms if he wants to reach out. Give me your number, and I’ll pass it along if he wants to meet. Okay? No promises.”

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“You want to tell me why we’re watching Vancouver slaughter Edmonton when we could be doing literally anything else?” Jack bemoans from the couch, poking and prodding at Eric to distract him.

“I’m invested, alright? You plant seeds, you watch ‘em grow.”

The clock runs out on the second period and Eric keeps his eyes trained on Vancouver’s goalie, Crivier, who waves Burig over in a moment of calm. The two talk, barely visible over the shoulder of a commentator, but moments later Burig skates away with a very prominent smile on face. 

“And boom goes the dynamite,” Eric whispers, grabbing the remote to switch over to the new season of House of Cards.

“You playing matchmaker again, Bits?” Jack laughs, pressing himself against Eric’s side and nuzzling at his neck.

“You know how much competition you’d have if I didn’t set up all the guys that hit on me with each other?” Eric breathes, sliding his fingers through Jack’s hair. “I could have a harem.”

Jack groans and squeezes Eric tightly. “I’ll fight everyone,” he murmurs, “even the guys I like.” 

Okay so Steve and I have been spending so much time together 🙈 we’ve gone out to eat many many nights, walked along the waterfront and watched the sunset, spent hours talking about literally everything, gone antiquing and to my favourite forest, cooked a vegan meal together (his suggestion), plus we get along so great and can reminisce about shared childhood memories even though there’s an age gap and we didn’t grow up together lol, we have the same sense of humour, we always have each other grinning like fools, I don’t get tired of him, he’s constantly complimenting me, opens every door and won’t let me pay for a thing plus I’ve met his brother, parents and friend already annnnnd we’re also dating now aha he’s just so sweet and wonderful and asked by saying how happy it would make him to be my boyfriend and he’s also really goofy and a total cheese ball but such a gentleman 💓💓💓

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• this is my first mark bulletpoint au, so i hope its alright!! i didn’t initially write any of the maknae line in my first series because they’re all younger than me but i tried my best with this

• i could make a million mark jokes but i’m just gonna say i’m glad that his hair is brown again. blonde was okay but like….it cannot have been good for his scalp

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My brother and I were discussing the Wonder Woman movie and he said, “It was really good, but I really didn’t like the way they handled Steve Trevor.  He just wasn’t likeable.”

“Really, I thought Chris Pine did a a great job.”

“He did, but I didn’t think the character was well written.  I didn’t care about him when he died.  I wish they had fleshed him out more and made him more relate-able.   Like they could have done a whole thing about him growing up in New York the same time they were doing Diana’s childhood…”

At this point I literally laughed out loud and said, “Steve’s the love interest.”

“So, that means that they should have spent time on him.”

“Oh, no,” I said, “I know you’ve watched enough super hero movies to know that they never spend time developing the love interest.  We never get a whole lot of backstory on the love interest–Pepper Potts, Peggy Carter…”

“Peggy Carter was really popular though.  She got her own series.”

“Yes, but go watch the movie.  We literally know nothing about her history.”

“Yeah, but she doesn’t die,” my brother said.

“That’s called fridgeing,there is whole trope around it.”

anonymous asked:

how did you know you were demi

I found the term much later than I actually started dating.

I didn’t even know it was a thing until maybe a couple years ago. I just figured I wasn’t interest enough in people sexually. I don’t like serious flirting (I joke flirt ALL THE TIME), and it has always made me REALLY uncomfortable when people I don’t know hit on me. There’s a shallowness to it that just… burns me.

And I realized that the only people I truly could or would want to date were people who I was already close to. Generally speaking, I just fall in love with their personalities. Something in the way they talk, or move, or behave toward me and others. Something that I notice when we hang out. Or something that grows on me the longer I know them. Smiles, rants, rambles, general adorableness.

With my first ex, it was fighting with him. Literally. We took karate together. The way we fought was badass. Like those stupid training montages in hero movies. With my next, it was the way her hands moved. And with Merc, it was how passionate he was about technology. He could explain the pants off of anyone, I swear. And his eyes lit up when he watched me play video games.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I have a type of people I think are hot. But without being friends with them, I would have absolutely NO inclination to date them. I simply appreciate their beauty. That’s just how it is.

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anonymous asked:

hey erin! can you give me a list of reasons you love chan? i need some more chan loving in my life 😪😪

you’ll be surprised to know i’m not very good at expressing my feelings or love in general!! so i’ll try my best ♡

reasons why i love chan:

  • how talented he is!!
  • an amazing singer, rapper, and dancer
  • don’t even get me started on his dancing, every single one of his choreographies are amazing
  • this video which only has 22k views for some reason?
  • oh and this one
  • how he puts 100% into his performances because all he wants to do is make everyone around him proud
  • his contagious laugh that gave me a will to live
  • he the most beautiful boy i ever did see
  • how he followed in his parent’s footsteps to be a dancer.. that’s so cool
  • basically spent his youth with thirteen other boys to pursue his dreams
  • and still went to school
  • and graduated
  • and made a song about it
  • how he wrote the lyrics for zero, and made the choreography
  • literally lives up to the reputation of being a self-producing idol!!!
  • has great mc skills and always so happy around the camera so he can keep everyone else happy too
  • his lame jokes + comebacks……. 
  • but besides that he’s still so reserved, probably more mature than most of the members
  • he says the right things at the right time.. he has an eloquent way of speaking and i could literally listen to him talk about anything 
  • it’s like he knows what he’s doing you know?? it’s almost as if people don’t take him seriously sometimes (maybe because he’s the youngest) but he’s better n smarter than you think he is
  • speaking of smarter uhhh literally king of languages
  • not only is he well-rounded, he’s multilingual wow get you a man like that
  • chan is also so determined to improve not only for himself but for the rest of svt, his family, us
  • like does he ever catch a break?? it’s okay to relax every once in a while but no.. all he wants to do is get better at what he’s already good at and that’s some perseverance that i could never get
  • which is exactly why i look up to chan n see him as a role model
  • i not only love him because of his talents + looks but maybe it’s more the fact that he’s made it so far at his age.. he’s so young and literally just?? look at him??? 
  • he makes me feel like i can achieve anything, he’s the reason why i suddenly have hope when i didn’t have any before
  • i can’t explain how he makes me feel, like i have no words but the feeling is there 
  • chan is one of the most unique people i have ever seen in this industry and i hope i can see more of him, because surely we haven’t seen him to his full extent yet
  • we watched him grow up and we’re gonna watch him grow even more, he’s only eighteen after all
  • whatever his full extent is!! it’s got a lot to live up to.. i seriously cannot imagine how chan can get any better than what he is now.. i’m so immensely proud of him and could not love anyone more than chan ♡

the-blacc-gay-agenda  asked:

What pulled you to the left?

What got the ball rolling for me is someone calling Steve beyonslayed a “social justice blogger” and then him saying Social Justice™ is nothing more than “performative liberalism” or something. I wasn’t sure why “liberalism” was being used in a negative way so I think I googled like “social justice liberalism” or something idk. At this point, for someone to be against liberalism was unthinkable to me bc we grow up being led to believe we have to choose from either liberalism or conservatism (with liberalism being good & the latter being evil lol). I literally didn’t know there were (viable) options beyond those two, esp bc my mom is a huge fan of MSNBC & I grew up watching that.

However, I wouldn’t consider that me being pulled to the left but rather it was my entry point. What I consider the true start of my leftism is at some point finding an article written by someone about how BLM needs to be committed to being against the state & how liberal activism only serves the state etc. The article was so refreshing & had me thinking in ways I had never even thought about it. When I finished reading it, it made me realize how much of a broken record liberal rhetoric sounds like. Always saying shit everybody knows is not true but that you are goaded into agreeing with. You just become tired of the nonsense eventually. Then I started watching videos by this same guy & I decided to make a twitter & follow him (he eventually followed back & we’ve been mutuals for a while now!)

Twitter was a huge part of my proper radicalization. I got close to a few people on there who were absolutely instrumental in forming my politics today via threads they write or book excerpts they cite. I even had the privilege of having 1-on-1 discussions with them. Most of the socialists/communists on there do not bullshit & will give you sources on the claims that they make & anyone being intellectually honest has no choice but to consider their arguments. Plus, their arguments are always so much more compelling than liberal arguments.

Then at some point, I decided that if I wanted to participate in this mess, I would have to be like everybody else & read books or whatever so I don’t look like a fool and here we are.

anonymous asked:

1. growing up my partner watched porn frequently. when we got serious & started sleeping together i expressed my feelings & opinions about the porn industry, how harmful it is, how against it i am, etc. once, i came across an open pornhub browser on his phone & started crying. he has been my first everything & i felt like i was not enough for him. he apologized & assured me it wouldn't happen again. this morning, i saw a video open on his phone again, meaning he was literally watching it in bed

2. right next to me, after i made him come 3 times yesterday (i’ve never finished w him). i feel so betrayed & conflicted. he echoes my anti porn sentiments back to me all the time, but now i wonder if it’s all performative. especially considering that after i didn’t tell him what i saw, i observed his behavior to see if he would show any guilt for what he’d done. but nothing. he just erased his history & lied straight to my face. please help me, i feel so alone. my heart is breaking.

I’m so sorry that happened to you, and you are not alone. I don’t know how long you & your partner have been together, but i’m guessing from your confliction that you’ve invested a lot in this relationship, and in your partner, and you don’t want to lose that. but I think you also know what my answer is probably going to be. I think you need to leave him. he lied to you and, as you say, betrayed you on something that he’s clearly seen is very important to you - what kind of person sees their partner reduced to tears at his fetishisation of women’s suffering and keeps watching it, right next to them, in secret?. this is aside from the knowledge that porn damages users’ views of violence and sex, making it a bad idea to be with a porn user in the first place. you can’t work together and have a successful, happy, mutually loving relationship when you’re being lied to, and both your feelings and broad abuse of women are being ignored.

I don’t know you or your situation, so I’m limited on the advice I can give. I’d say the priority is sorting practicalities: do you have the physical resources to leave him? if you live together, are you able to keep the residence? if not, can you afford to get your own place, or do you have family/friends you can stay with for a while to help get you on your feet? if necessary, would a small loan be feasible? you’ve given no indication he’s ever been violent; do you have any concerns he might become so if you broke up with him? you might feel more able to assert yourself if you bring a friend (or a few, whatever makes you comfortable) as ‘back-up’ to make sure nothing escalates, esp if you need to ask him to leave. if you have the resources to leave, the only thing preventing you is the emotional distress. it’s understandable to want to avoid a breakup, and they can certainly take a toll, but time & support gets you through that. in the end you’ll be better for it. dump your porn-addicted boyfriend.

Defending Choi Taek

I never thought I would write a post like this I’ve been extremely annoyed by some Junghwan shippers! Since Taek is a FICTIONAL character and can not defend himself, I will do it for him.

I’ve read so many posts and blogs that have basically brushed Taek as a non-factor and are angry because they thought Taek was too childish. I’ve also read demeaning statements along the line of he has “Asperger’s Syndrome” and doesn’t deserve Deoksun. Really?? Even if he did, how can that be a reason for him not deserving love? If you’re analysis after watching this series is that, than we have not been watching the same drama. Taek is an amazing and well thought out character with many layers. Yes, he may have been slow at first but it is because he is a product of his environment and the way he grew up. But the remarkable thing about Taek is his character grow, you can literally see him blossom with each episode, especially when he started having feelings for Deoksun. As for Deoksun, she was also the most happy when she is with Taek. For Taek, she never had to impress him, she just needed to be herself. 

Yes, I feel for Junghwan but that doesn’t mean that he should get Deoksun. He had his changes and did nothing with it. Instead of making the girl he loved happy, he instead made her miserable when all she ever wanted is for someone to show her love. So please stop with the ridiculous takes and disparaging Choi Taek’s character. He did nothing wrong. Deoksun choose him because he simply makes her happy and loves her for who she is.

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We’ve see an instant connection grow into trust. That trust grow into affection and the affection into love. We have watched this happen over the past 11 weeks so I hate seeing people call their relationship instalove. This was not instant. They have spent time together, getting to know each other and quite literally going through hell together. With each battle their connection and bond grew stronger. We were watching Clary and Jace fall in love. Jace was hesitant and keep his walls up until episode 11. You can feel him let down his walls and allow himself to what its like to fall in love