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BC IVE SEEN THIS SHIT INFORMATION PERPETUATED ENOUGH TO GET ME PRETTY FUCKING HEATED

EVEN IN FUCKING ART SCHOOL I WAS TOLD LIES AND IM SURE YOU WERE TOO IF YOURE AN ADULT ARTIST SO PLS LISTEN

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monsta x's google search history

shownu

• “siri keeps calling me big daddy”
• “how to stop sweating”
• “how to take screenshot on iphone”
• “hey google”
• “why isn’t it working”
• “hey google”

wonho

• “bunny slippers for mens size 10”
• “does victoria’s secret sell pasties in different shapes”
• “the notebook full movie online free”
• “how to not fall in love with ur friends”
• “what is in shin ramen”
• “momo cafe yelp”

minhyuk

• “monsta x minhyuk hot”
• “pizza eating contest in seoul signups”
• “lifetime supply of strawberry milk ebay”
• “baby meerkat”
• “how old is leonardo dicaprio”

kihyun

• “just dance 2017”
• “monsta x beautiful karaoke lyrics”
• “how to make your children shut up"
• “nearest fried chicken place”
• “why did my cactus die”
• “overwatch cheat codes”

hyungwon

• “how to say blueberry in portuguese”
• “dog with fruit on their heads”
• “how long can you sleep before you die”
• “pokemon snorlax pillow”
• “how to burp on command”

jooheon

• “zion t without glasses”
• “little einsteins beat remix download”
• “biggest vape cloud ever”
• “world record for most french fries eaten in a minute”
• “where is usher”

changkyun

• “christian mingle horror stories”
• “how to become a dog wikihow”
• “bee movie director”
• “what would a chair look like if your legs bent the other way”
• “what are taxes”

anonymous asked:

Hi! First of all, I love your blog x How do you study all your languages? Do you have a specific way of learning a language?

Hey there! Thank you! Okay so I know that a lot of people have difficulties when starting a new language on your own and have trouble at how to proceed, especially when there’s no Duolingo to guide you, so I will tell you how I personally* begin and study my languages. 

*this how I personally study languages. This is what I found most comfortable doing. It’s best if you find your own way of learning but I’m happy if I can give you tips on what you can do to help you guys.

How I take notes and write everything down

A lot of people prefer to get notebooks or journals and write whatever they learn down. Now, I do that for the purpose of memory (because writing things down will help you remember them more), but I write and make all of my language notes on my phone. I use my notes app on my iPhone and construct my little language course on it. For me this is helpful because I can revise/check something at any time because my phone is always with me and I found that this is the best way I study languages. I’ll show you an example:

as you can see this is my Polish folder where I have different notes on different themes. I categorize vocab notes by themes and verb notes by number so that I won’t have an excessive amount of verbs in one note. But obviously you can do whatever you like!

Where I start

Obviously after having learned the alphabet and how pronunciation works I always start with greetings and introductions. Learning simple words and beginner expressions is always helpful and will give you a feel of the language itself. Usually I learn the following:

  • yes and no
  • hello, good morning, goodbye, welcome etc.
  • please, thank you, excuse me, sorry
  • nice to meet you
  • what’s your name? how are you? where are you from? how old are you? and their replies.

Try not to worry and get in detail of how some words, verbs are formed. Just try to memorize the phrases for now and they’ll make sense eventually.

After that I learn the basics. What are the basics? For me that’s grammar. I start with learning the Personal Pronouns in Subject Form and the To Be verb and how they interact together. Learn also how to negate sentences by learning any negation grammar and how so say, for example, I am not.

Next step ultimately depends on what kind of language you’re learning. If you’re learning a language that uses articles such as indefinite or definite than learn how to use them and the grammar (if any) behind them. Also if your target language has some kind of feature that is important to your grammar, like for example Vowel Harmony or Consonant Mutation or how to tell which type of gender nouns are and then try to learn how those work. I know that to some people grammar is very boring but I try to get the basics out of the way from the beginning so I don’t have to worry about it later.

I proceed on learning the Object Form of the Personal Pronouns and then also the Possessive forms such as my, your, his, her etc. Again, it depends on the language, so if there are other forms of these pronouns I try to get them out of the way as well. After that, I tackle Interrogative Pronouns which usually consist of:

  • who? what? where? why? when? how? which? whose? (how much? from where? what kind of? whom+ any forms that might change depending on language

and after those, I learn how to use the Demonstrative Pronouns which are:

  • this, that, these, those + any forms that might change depending on language

For some reason I enjoy learning numbers so those are usually next for me. Okay so now that the most important parts are learned and finished I begin to build up my vocabulary. I usually start with the simple nouns that Duolingo starts you off with like:

  • man, woman, boy, girl, child, water, apple, milk, bread etc. + plural forms

And also the most important verbs for beginners:

  • to want, to have, to do, to go, to know, to see, to speak, to eat, to drink, to write, to hear, to read, to like, to love, to think, to need, to sleep, to cook, to buy, to come, can, must, will etc.

For me I prefer if I learn how to use verbs in all tenses or moods (if any) from the beginning. This way I get familiar with the grammar of verbs and I would be able to convey past, present, future or others early on in my studies. I list down all possibly conjugations in my notes and also imperative form (commands)

So by the time I finish these I already can say a few simple sentences or hold a very basic conversation with someone. From now on I continue learning other vocabulary by themes such:

  • dates & time
  • family & relatives
  • clothes
  • animals
  • food
  • body parts
  • occupations
  • etc.

After these or during some of these I start learning how to work case declension out (if any), adjectives + Comparative & Superlative, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and any other aspects that will solidify your sentences.

Okay so this is roughly how I personally study languages, I’m sorry for the long ass post and I hope I could be helpful to someone who’s struggling to know where to begin in learning a language by yourself. Good luck!

fifty totally random character development questions:
  • 1. Do they prefer to wear headphones or earbuds when listening to music?
  • 2. What do they do when they're feeling tired and need to stay awake?
  • 3. Do they usually eat mild, medium, or spicy salsa?
  • 4. Pizza, McDonalds, or Chinese take-out?
  • 5. How do they react to finding out someone has a crush on them?
  • 6. How do they feel about unrequited love?
  • 7. How would they fare in a zombie apocalypse?
  • 8. Gold, silver, or copper jewelry?
  • 9. How much ice do they put in their drinks?
  • 10. Do they use Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr? If so, how much/often?
  • 11. What's their desktop background?
  • 12. How are they at taking care of plants?
  • 13. Did they have any phases? (e.g. emo, punk, scene...)
  • 14. How did they do academically in high school?
  • 15. Are they the big spoon or the little spoon?
  • 16. How do they like their eggs?
  • 17. How do they like their toast?
  • 18. Queso or guacamole?
  • 19. What are they like as a neighbor?
  • 20. How do they behave when confronted with deadlines?
  • 21. What's the weirdest thing you're likely to find in their room?
  • 22. What fictional character do they relate to the most?
  • 23. Do they like raisins in their pastries? If no, will it stop them from eating it?
  • 24. When forced to do a group project with other people, what role do they usually play?
  • 25. Does your muse listen to vinyl records? Do they use iTunes? Do they legally or illegally download music?
  • 26. How would your muse do at taking care of a goldfish?
  • 27. Is your muse a dreamer or a realist?
  • 28. Android, iPhone, or other?
  • 29. What's their Subway order?
  • 30. Trendsetter, trend follower, or trend ignorer?
  • 31. What about themselves do they usually not tell people? What are they embarrassed of?
  • 32. What's their ideal vacation?
  • 33. White, red, or rose wine?
  • 34. Are they outdoorsy? Do they enjoy hiking, camping, etc.?
  • 35. What's their Starbucks order?
  • 36. What colors make up most of their wardrobe?
  • 37. Do they believe in any conspiracy theories? Fear a zombie apocalypse/AI overtake? How do they think the world will end?
  • 38. Do they play video games? If so, which ones?
  • 39. What would you see if you looked through their trashcan?
  • 40. What kind of videos do they get recommended on YouTube?
  • 41. Are they an exhibitionist? Do they ever change in front of windows? Have sex when they know people can see/hear?
  • 42. How do they feel about astrology?
  • 43. Why do people usually call them on the telephone? To complain? To ask for advice? To ask them to do something for them?
  • 44. Have they ever had any pregnancy scares?
  • 45. Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter?
  • 46. Do they meme? Enjoy memes? Create memes? Find them horribly annoying? How about shitposts?
  • 47. How do they go about asking someone out or confessing their feelings about someone to them?
  • 48. When do they usually go to bed?
  • 49. In the "sleep vs. grades vs. social life, pick two" situation, which two do they pick?
  • 50. What do they think is the meaning of life?
Flip Phones Are Making a Comeback 🤙
  • iPhone User: How can you even stand it?
  • Android User: Stand what?
  • iPhone User: Your phone's crappy camera. Every picture looks like it was printed from a gameboy.
  • Android User: At least mine isn't an overpriced piece of junk that bends if you put in your pocket.
  • iPhone User: Excuse me? I think all of that extra price goes to making sure our phone DON'T EXPLODE!
  • Android User: It's only the Note 7 that explodes. You don't know anything.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • *both phone users glance at it momentarily until it stops ringing*
  • Android User: Uhh, anyway. At least our phones aren't made in sweatshops.
  • iPhone User: You didn't need to take this conversation in that direction, but your phone is probably made in a sweatshop too.
  • Android User: Our sweatshops are 100% more humane than Apple's gulags.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • iPhone User: Is that piece of junk yours?
  • Android User: No, who uses a flip phone in 20XX. I thought it was yours.
  • iPhone User: *picks up flip phone* It's so old, but it seems familiar.
  • Android User: Are you going to answer it?
  • iPhone User: No. You answer it.
  • Android User: Hell no! You picked it up. Why don't you answer it?
  • iPhone User: I don't know. Something doesn't seem right about it. I'm going home.
  • Android User: Don't forget to take your flip phone with you.
  • iPhone User: You keep it, as an android user, you're used to cheap pieces of junk.
  • Android User: Low blow!
  • *at night*
  • Android User: *tossing and turning in bed*
  • Flip Phone: *ringing grows progressively louder* HELLO, MOTO!
  • Android User: *picks up flip phone* Piece of garbage. Why do you keep ringing. I should just answer it.
  • Android User: *gets nervous* Why don't I want to answer it? Jesus, I just need to get rid of this thing.
  • Android User: *tosses flip phone out of the window* That's better.
  • Android User: *attempts to go back to sleep but ringing starts again* Fucking no! Is this some sort of nightmare!?
  • Android User: *notices their own phone ringing on their drawer* Oh. *answers it*
  • Android User: Whom am I speaking to?
  • iPhone User: Hey, it's me.
  • Android User: It's late, what do you want?
  • iPhone User: You know how it's just the two of us that hang out.
  • Android User: Yeah, what about it?
  • iPhone User: Didn't it used to be three of us that hung out?
  • Android User: No, it's been just the two of us since we were kids.
  • iPhone User: We had a third friend that we hung out with everyday. I know this sounds crazy, but somehow both of us forgot about her.
  • Android User: I have no clue what you're talking about.
  • iPhone User: That's the point! Like, she did everything with us, but I can't remember anything specifically about her. It's like someone took an eraser to my mind, but for some reason I have all these faint memories about her coming back to me and I'm freaking out.
  • Android User: Man, I think you just need some sleep. You sound crazy right now.
  • iPhone User: I'm afraid. I'm afraid that if I got to sleep when I wake up I won't remember you. I think something bad is going to happen to you.
  • Android User: I'm fine. My dad owns a gun. If someone tries to break into our house or something, they'll get their heads blown off. I guess we might have to deal with vengeful ghosts, but those usually take a few years to develop. Get some sleep, please.
  • iPhone User: Okay, goodnight... I love you.
  • Android User: Uhh, the feeling's mutual... I guess. *hangs up*
  • Android User: Overemotional, I swear. *attempts to sleep*
  • *loud knock at the door*
  • Android User: Goddammit! Dad'll get it.
  • *banging persists and only gets louder*
  • Android User: Okay, I guess I have to answer it again. *grabs one of their dad's guns and answer the door*
  • Android User: *aims gun into the dark night* Who's out there!? Who was knocking on my door!? ...No one. Fucking neighbor kids, I swear.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, moto!
  • Android User: Of fucking course. *screams into the night* I guess some PARANORMAL FORCE just magically put the flip phone on my porch. How about I just BLAST IT TO PIECES!
  • The Night: *stays silent*
  • Android User: *sighs* This has to be a stupid fucking prank. I bet that iPhone using "friend" of mine is doing this to set me up.
  • Android User: *notices the caller ID on the flip phone* Rebecca? Why is that name so familiar?
  • Android User: *answers phone* Hello?
  • Rebecca: Look below your porch. Look below your porch. Look below your porch. Look below your porch.
  • Android User: Fuck off. *hangs up* If someone really is below my porch, you can crawl out! I'll be sure to blast your brains out! I'm not afraid!
  • Android User: I'm a fucking idiot for this. *peers below the porch* There's nothing. This really is all some prank. *stands up*
  • *the front door is closed*
  • Android User: *checks the door* It's locked! Fuck! Okay, this is actually getting weird, but I'm armed. If anyone tries to mess with me I'll fucking shoot them.
  • Android User: *checks self* Where the fuck did I put that phone?
  • Flip Phone: *rings from the back of the house* ...hello, moto.
  • Android User: *sweats nervously* Okay, stay calm. Remember, you're armed. This is all a prank and they'll feel like fucking idiots when they realize they nearly got themselves shot over this. *walks to the back of the house*
  • *the next morning*
  • iPhone User: *frantically scrolling through phone*
  • Grandmother: What's wrong, honey?
  • iPhone User: I don't know. I'm looking for someone in my phone contacts, but they're not there!
  • Grandmother: Who?
  • iPhone User: I don't know! Ugh!
  • Grandmother: Calm down, honey. I'm sure you'll find them.
  • iPhone User: Grandma, did I used to hang out with anyone? Like, I regularly had friends over, right?
  • Grandmother: Well, I'm going to be honest with you. You've always been a bit of an introvert. But as long as you keep up with your schoolwork, it's no bother to me.
  • iPhone User: No, I had two friends, didn't I? Don't you remember them? You knew both of them by name. They were my childhood friends.
  • Grandmother: I'm not sure. You liked being by yourself as a child. H-Have you been using drugs?
  • iPhone User: No, grandma! It's just... I don't know. I'm lonely and stressed out and I don't know why.
  • Grandmother: It must be your schoolwork, honey. You're such a hard worker and you hardly ever give yourself a break. Remember, you have to take out some time for yourself to relax too. Studying is important, but so is your mental health
  • iPhone User: You're right. Finals are coming up. I guess I've been letting it all go to my head.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • Grandmother: *takes phone out of pocket* Hello? Hello? Is anyone there? *hangs up* Strange.
  • iPhone User: Where did you get that phone?
  • Grandmother: I've had it for a while now. Is there something wrong with it?
  • iPhone User: No... not anything that I remember.
Dating Steve Rogers Would Include...

☆ Whenever you are together in public, he enjoys kissing you on your knuckles to show affection.

☆ Steve would offer his leather jacket to you if he sees that you’re cold. He finds that you look a lot better in the jacket than him.

☆ He’s very protective of you. He’ll try to protect you at all costs.

☆ If Steve wakes up before you, he’ll wake you up with a sweet, good smelling breakfast

☆ He enjoys telling you stories of what happened in the past, but he tries to steer clear of the war as it brings him bad memories.

☆ Steve lights up when he sees you enter the room. He’ll immediately make room for you wherever he’s sitting.

☆ He says that he’s too old for you, but you always shut him up with a kiss.

☆ Steve literally has the best manners ever. He’s a perfect type of gentleman.

☆ You try to show him how to use an iPhone for facetime, but he’s still very confused. He loves emojis though.

☆ Lots of cuddles. He’s the big spoon of course.

☆ He will take you on weekly rides around the city on his motorcycle. You both love exploring and finding new places.

☆ Steve uses you as a weight when exercising.

☆ When he believes you to be asleep, he’ll whisper “I love you” over and over again.

☆ Steve and you sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” together.

A/N: I love Chris Evans, Steve Rogers, and Captain America so much! Ah, so cute. 

want to read more steve rogers imagines? click me!

Franklin Trip!!! (mostly just “Ain’t It Fun” pictures TBH…)

I had to recreate it, but we make do with what we’ve got (Fastest Time for 1 Person to Pretend to Smash an iPhone with a Ukulele?)

Pretty little yellow butterflies that were hanging out directly under the bridge. Serendipitous AF. 

Nothing like a last minute trip to Hobby Lobby to get you psyched for picture taking!

And honestly, can you really not get this shot?

And finally, a bridge that pretty much made me get over my fear of heights on the way to Nashville. 

Overall, it was an amazing trip! I had so much fun doing random hiking and exploring, and downtown Franklin at night was awesome (even though I pretty much forgot to take pictures of that part). And the end product for the “Ain’t It Fun” pictures was well worth the $2 for picture printing at Walmart the night before :)

Also, please don’t judge that they aren’t lined up perfectly. I am but a human, and I was standing in a creek to get several of these. 

Filters (Stark!Reader x Pietro Maximoff)

Word Count: 1363

Summary: Pietro and the reader are dating. And if there is one thing that annoys the reader the most about Pietro, it’s his obsession with Snapchat Filters.

Warnings: None, just fluff

A/N: more pietro because I literally can’t stop and I won’t. I kind of want to start a series with Stark!Reader and Pietro, since it’s one of my favorite things to write. What do you all think? I hope you enjoy!!


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I have no idea what possessed me to write this, I apologize.


“Stop giggling,” Liam huffed out, trying to stifle his own laugh.

“Stop being ridiculous,” Zayn countered, still laughing, his tongue pressed behind his teeth, cheeks rising, laugh lines across his face.

“Come on Zed, let me take your photo,” he tried to convince his boyfriend for what seemed like the hundredth time in the last few minutes.

“You have enough pictures of me,” Zayn said, swatting Liam’s hands away as he started to make a grabbing gesture. “There’s enough pictures of me on the internet and this house.”

“Your Versace pictures deserve better,” Liam replied, dropping his hands and getting serious. “We’re supposed to believe someone who loved you took those photos. Please, my nan could’ve done better. Let me do it. You still have the clothes and I have wicked skills on my iPhone. Add a seductive filter or something.”

Zayn sighed and leaned his head against the back of the couch he was currently sitting on. The Versace photos were a tad abysmal, he looked great which was always a plus. But, the photos didn’t show off him or the clothes properly. His people and Versace didn’t seem to care, as long as they got a cut of the profits. It had bothered him for some time now, this was supposed to be a huge fashion campaign and it was being treated like a child showcasing their hobby. Newsflash, the child needed to find a new hobby. For the last ten minutes Liam was now trying to convince him to have their own fashion shoot, mostly to just cheer Zayn up.

“Please,” Liam begged, pushing out his bottom lip in an adorable pout that always got to Zayn.

Zayn lazily traced Liam’s bottom lip with his thumb, humming when Liam grazed the digit with his teeth. “Fi-fine.”

Liam immediately beamed with excitement, jumping off the couch. “I love you. You won’t regret this.”

Ten minutes later Zayn was standing in one of their numerous closets, pulling out the specific clothes he wore for the Versus campaign. Liam was doing something outside in the garden, only telling Zayn to hurry up before they lost the daylight. Zayn undressed in the middle of the room, pulling on a pair of black jeans and a leather coat. Liam wanted to be as authentic as possible, copying each look Zayn wore in the campaign photos. After he was properly dressed he checked out his hair quickly in the mirror, letting it out of the tie he had holding it together on the top of his head. He shook his head to let the hair fall where it pleased and walked towards their garden. Once outside he just observed Liam who was running back and forth setting things up, Watson running right behind him thinking it was a game. A boisterous laugh leaving Zayn’s mouth alerted Liam to his presence.

“Beautiful,” Liam declared after getting a good look at Zayn. “Let me get this terror back inside and we’ll begin. Stand by the tree and I’ll be right with you babe.”

Liam dragged Watson back into the home by his collar as he whined the entire time, disappointed that play time was already over. He made sure the door was closed securely to make sure none of their other dogs decided to crash the party. He walked to where Zayn stood by the tree and adjusted the jacket he was wearing, not saying a word. He kneeled down to adjust the jeans and smiled up at Zayn, wiggling his eyebrows as seductively as possible. Zayn just shook his head and laughed, he was dating a toddler stuck in a grown mans body, but he loved him anyway. Liam stood back up and slowly walked backwards, taking his iPhone out of his back pocket. He pressed a few button on his phone, just nodding his head the entire time.

“Okay, just act natural,” Liam instructed.

“Cause this is natural,” Zayn scoffed. “An impromptu photo shoot in me garden.”

“Quiet on set!” Liam barked out his direction. “We’re gonna lose the sun if you don’t pipe down.”

With another shake of his head Zayn got silent and just let Liam shoot away, only moving when instructed. He knew never to interrupt when Liam got into his creative zone. He trusted him, trusted that he wasn’t going to make him look foolish. Zayn knew that the photos were going to showcase him in a way he’d want. After twenty minutes in front of the tree he was told to put on a shirt and go into the bedroom for their next location. Once he was changed again he walked into their room as Liam was fixing the blinds, making the room as dark as possible. He had no idea what Liam’s plans were but he just went with it. Liam instructed him to lay on the bed, leaning up on just one elbow. Like before, Zayn just went with whatever Liam told him to do because he trusted him and his odd vision. After a few shots were takien as he leaned on his elbow he was told to move up towards the headboard to capture a more relaxed feeling. Whatever.

“Are these even coming out okay?” Zayn finally asked once they wrapped their second set of shots.

“Babe, you’re doing amazing,” Liam told him honestly, cradling his cheek in his palm. “They should’ve used me for the shoot. Now go put on the white outfit and meet me in the bathroom.”

Zayn sighed and shook his head once more. “You’re relentless.”

“Love you too,” he replied. “Now hurry.”

The last shoot lasted another fifteen minutes with Liam having Zayn sit in the tub as he took the photos. It was all a tad bizarre but hopefully Liam knew what he was doing and what his vision for this whole nonsense shoot was. After the shoot was completed Liam wouldn’t let Zayn see the photos until he was changed and back in their bedroom. Liam grabbed his laptop and his USB port and sat on the bed, working his magic and waiting for Zayn to change. Once Zayn got back in the room Liam was still silent, clicking away on his computer.

“Done?” Zayn asked, crawling into the bed.

“Shh,” Liam silenced him, never looking up from the screen in front of him. “Almost.”

“So secretive,” Zayn joked, trying to look over Liam’s shoulder at the laptop, but he just kept moving it away from prying eyes.

“Patience love.”

Zayn sighed indignantly as he waited, even though he really had no idea what he was really waiting for, but Liam told him to wait. He grabbed his phone off the nightstand and played a game or two of solitaire, losing each time, to take his mind off the wait. Liam kept tapping away at his keyboard, clicking the mouse a few times to probably seem busier than he actually was. It was slowly driving Zayn crazy. He wanted to know what Liam was doing, especially with some of the more seductive photos he took on the bed and in the tub. Those pictures were not allowed to leave this home and no one else but the two of them were allowed to see them. He could just imagine the joke Louis would make at his expense if he saw them. Like Louis hadn’t done something similar with Harry after he cut his hair recently.

“Done,” Liam declared proudly, shifting his laptop over from his lap to the empty spot between them.

“Li-Liam,” Zayn gasped in awe. He looked between the laptop and Liam a few times, making sure his eyes weren’t playing tricks on him. The photos looks incredible, especially after Liam used his impressive photoshop skills. They looked way more professional that his supposed professional ones. He didn’t look foolish, he looked like a proper high fashion model. “Wow.”

“You like them?” Liam asked timidly, his top teeth chewing at his bottom lip. “I-I tried to make them look as professional as an iPhone can make them.”

“These are amazing,” he spoke in a hushed voice, his fingers ghosting over the screen. Touching to make sure it was really real, that he wasn’t imaging what was right in front of him. “They look, they look beautiful.”

“The photographer loves you,” Liam argued, smiling his wide smile. “Thinking about sending them anonymously to Versace, show them how good you truly are in front of the camera.”

“Don’t you dare,” he snorted, playfully hitting Liam’s arm.

“Fine,” Liam gave him. “Maybe I’ll make these our Christmas cards, send them out to our friends and family. Our mum’s would get a kick outta them.”

“Sure Liam,” he pacified him, knowing never to rile Liam up when he went on one of his many tangents, not matter where the tangent took him. “And the more provocative shots? Where are those going?”

“I’m blowing them up and putting them around the house,” he teased, laughing as Zayn’s eyes grew wider in shock and horror.

“Liam!”

“I’m not kidding,” he replied, clicking the mouse to show Zayn the photos. “Babe, can you imagine them around the house? Over the bed? Maybe the tub?”

“I’m not going to win this fight,” he gave in with a sharp exhale. “You’re lucky I love you Liam James Payne.”

“I know,” he laughed gladly accepting a kiss from the love of his life and his lifelong muse in all things creative.

My Favorite FREE Apps! Very minimal and sleek designs! I use all of these apps on my Iphone, so some of them may not be available on android. Enjoy! If anyone has any apps they can suggest to me feel free to send me a message!(:

#1 // 24 Me 

Calendar / Todo List. Super easy to use with a very clean design. NO SIGN UP NECESSARY!! Im so sick of calendar apps that act more like a social media platform! 

#2 // Phonto

Photography / Typography. I used this app to make the banner above! Great for editing photos and placing text over images/backgrounds! Wide Variety of fonts and shapes! Honestly perfect for posts/blog headers!

#3 // MinimaList

List / Study Timer. Minimal and clean look. Perfect, simple to use study timer that yells at you to put your phone down! Keeps me on task and keeps track of everything I need to get done!

#4 // WeatherJams

Music. Don’t know what Pandora or Spotify playlist to choose? This app lets you listen to music based off the weather! Pick a temperature or type precipitation and it will create a playlist based off of it! Super clean, cute design and very simple to use!

#5 // Padlock

Security / Passwords. Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat….the list of social media accounts goes on and on! Keep track of your passwords with this functional app that allows you to write all your passwords in one spot! Very secure, a password must be entered to access the app! (lol just make sure you remember it.)

#6 // Pop the Lock

Game. Phenomenally simple game, all you have to do is tap the screen! If I’m stressed or anxious this is the perfect app to take my mind off of things. Very addictive though, be careful! 

#7 // iHydrate or My Water

Fitness / Water intake tracker. Both great apps for someone (like me) who does not drink enough water throughout the day! Set a goal and enter what you drink throughout the day! “My Water” has a much more sleek design, however “iHydrate” has many more free options!

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Originally posted by thugshawn

Requested by anonymous: Hey!!! I was wondering if I could request one all about the post you made yesterday about when he gets sad and stressed and sits with the shower on and like he tries to call his sister but she doesn’t answer so he calls you and you go and comfort him and listen to him and it’s really fluffy

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Things had been hard for him.

Things had taken their toll as every aching thought in his head pounded against his skull, making it hard for him to see as the stress filters through.

Whenever it got like this, he felt like sitting and crying - probably even yelling. However, he never did because he knew what would help him.

A good shower.

The second he turns the water on, the sound instantly soothes his racing mind, yet as he takes his clothes off - he feels vulnerable with nothing but his harsh words throwing themselves at him.

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hey friendly reminder that it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have

you can have the most expensive camera on the market but it doesn’t do the work for you. there’s more to great images than just clarity. the lighting, tone, composition, and subject matter is totally up to you

be encouraged! you can do anything with anything! ❤️ take it from me, i (think i) make an iphone 6 work haha

~fun aesthetic challenge~ for anyone who wants to participate!!

So in the graphics-making community we recycle a lot of other people’s images, which kinda just how the internet works. But I made a post this morning and it got me thinking that it might be cool to try to have a challenge where everyone participating makes an aesthetic post of whatever fandom their heart desires using only their own photos. Not as in “anything already on your phone/camera,” it just has to be something that you personally took, so you could take pictures specifically for your post. (You’d be surprised what kinda of cool stuff you can find lying around to shoot with your iphone camera tbh!!) Anyways I am way too busy (& noncommittal…) to make this a challenge with a date and specifics just for myself but if anyone wants to join, lmk and we can figure out how often we’d like to do it and when to post them! <3 Cheers ily guys

A Book of Modern Headcanons!

Seeing how successful the 1st book of headcannons for Jacob was, and how fun it was to come up with them, now I’m going to present to you what would a modern Jacob be like. Like last time, these are all coming from scenarios in my head so it might me that not all are as accurate to your perspective of him. Hope you enjoy this one too, everyone! Thank you so much for your support!

He wouldn’t stare or look up if he sees you walk by. The history videos on his phone will keep him busy.
At his job, everyone would be good buddies with him because he’s someone that’s nice, responsible, reliable, and a cool person to waste time with.

Originally posted by assassinscreedstuff

At the grocery store, anyone would get close to him just to see if he will look up, smile, and start small talk.
He won’t let you borrow his stuff.
Even if he doesn’t invite, he will insist on paying some of the bill.
Possible careers? Anything that makes him the leader, pays well, and has him busy all day.
He will suck at being creative. His potential lies in the ability to put together, not create.
He would be part of a lot of charities, especially animal-related ones.
If he had to choose a pet, it would be a small dog or a tank full of fishes.
He wouldn’t change his hairstyle at all.
Though he could easily become the light of the party, he prefers to stand back and have a good chat with his friends.
Don’t try to hit him up at the club.
He will see into a distant future.
His morals and values will get him far in life.
Can be found in a library passing by the History aisle and the Science-Fiction section.
His favorite radio station will be one…well…he will bring in his own music which will alternate between Rock, some Pop, and 80s Disco.
He has his own personal gym.
His diet is light but he won’t turn away a cupcake, a donut, or anything sweet.
CSI, Law and Order, Family Feud, The Office, History, and AFV are among his top favorite television shows, nothing that makes him have to remember what happened the episode before.
X-BOX fantatic. iPhone or Droid user.
No cheap clothes. He obviously deserves the good stuff!
Shoes without socks, model style. Probably Aldo or Burberry.
You will usually always see him dressed in a semi-professional attire most of the time since he will keep himself busy between his job, his friends, and some time to himself in the same outfit.
You can also catch him in a museum at an exclusive exhibit.
He takes a long, warm shower before he goes to sleep. (Gosh, the fantasies! Imagine rubbing his body full of foamy soap.)

Originally posted by assassinscreedstuff

He’s a loud sneezer.
He could laugh easily at one’s clumsiness.
He’s not proud.
He might accidentally forget your birthday unless he puts a reminder on his phone.
He could either wear a thin gold chain or a thin leather bracelet.
Might fancy a small tattoo but will likely not have body art.
If he yells at you, he will make you feel very guilty.
He’s the type of friend that will stand up to you against any bully.
Navy blue, black, gold, maroon, gray, and beige are colors found anywhere in his place and outfits.
Race cars are for him; he’s a fast driver.
He loves plants.
DC over Marvel.
He enjoys horror movies but his favorite ones are definitely good action ones like John Wick or Taken.
While playing AC Syndicate: Hmm…that Frye fellow sure is a handsome bloke. Looks familiar too, hmmm…now where have I seen someone lik him at?
Unlike 1800s Jacob, this one will be far from feisty. He will be calm and to himself.
He sleeps with the television on.
On a king size bed.

Originally posted by llljacobfrye4lifelll

He likes to cook.
Don’t be surprised to find a mini bar in his home.
He doesn’t invite people often to his home.
He likes to save his money.
Doesn’t get sick often.
Plays mobile games where you make your own city, farm, and whatnot.
Doesn’t wear hats.
Star Trek over Star Wars.
Uses sunglasses.
Doesn’t chew gum that often.
He takes deep breaths with his eyes closed to calm himself down after an argument or uncomfortable situation.
For a gift, he will get a guy a gift card, and a girl a teddy bear with some chocolates attached or a small bouquet of flowers.
If he’s angry at you, he’ll let you know.
Don’t lie to him.
He loves making eye contact when making love. He wants to see how you react to his kissing, his caressing, and his thrusts inside of you.
He likes to have a good breakfast.
He doesn’t trust too easily.
He’s all about positive vibes!
When he’s down, it will show.
He could possibly have a model of a car or a tank someplace in his home.
He has big bookshelf visible for everyone visiting him to see.
He doesn’t really laugh at prank videos that much. His kind of humor is more a bit sarcastic one.
The day he has kids, he will like to see the toys everywhere.
He has goals he will fight for and achieve no matter what.
And lastly,
He will make sure to show everyone around him how much he appreciates them and live life content, getting through the rough times as best as he can, and being a man that everyone will want around!

Originally posted by the-crafty-assassins

I really do hope you enjoy this book of headcannons! If you want another one, do let me know in your replies! These are all original and some took me longer than others to come with so please make sure you give credit if you’re going to use them for your projects! Thanks again for your endless support and I’ll be back soon with authentic Jacob Frye writing! :D

anonymous asked:

So like I wanna know what like good thing does Shawns phone cover do? Like he talked about it in some interview or something but

okay so this is what I found about it:

the Smart Battery Case is engineered to give you even longer battery life and protection. The soft microfiber lining on the inside helps protect your iPhone, while the soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off again. Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 25 hours, Internet use up to 18 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.* With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.The battery case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone) and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock (sold separately). 

I’m pretty impressed if you ask me

God Save The Queen: Part 3

*Remus makes his way down an unfamiliar street, glancing repeatedly down at his phone, which has “find my iphone” open* 

Remus: *stops, glancing up* … Are you kidding me?

*Remus is standing outside a gay pub called “The Three Broomsticks”* 

Remus: … Jesus Christ… *takes a deep breath and enters the pub*

Remus: *settles in at a table in a dark corner of the pub* *mutters to himself, looking around nervously* What the hell are you doing Remus? Glasses, really?

Remus: … Glasses… *looks around the busy pub for a moment, trying to spot Sirius* *groans with frustration* 

Just call him… *pauses* And stop talking to yourself. 

*Respect by Aretha Franklin starts playing and the lights dim* 

Remus: ……… Oh. My. God.

All I’m asking…

Remus: *panics as Sirius starts to move closer to his tucked-away corner* 

Sirius: *completely unaware of Remus, continues performing* 

Remus: *waits until the end of the number then slowly gets up* *glances back once more as Sirius makes his way off stage* 

*quietly slips out unnoticed*

To Be Continued

This shit pisses me off. “You don’t know true love unless you have kids.” You know what? My husband doesn’t give two shits what I wear, what I drive, or how much money I make. You know who will care? Kids. Kids will care. “Mom, that outfit is so embarrassing.” “why does Sarah get to have the new iPhone and I can’t?” “Can you drop me off back here? No one cool drives a minivan.” “Why can’t we take vacations like John’s family?” “Why can’t I get more money to go to the mall?”

This whole “only children show you true love” is crap. True love can definitely exist without children.

Sanctiparents drive me nuts.

How Much For That Bear in the Window (Chapter 5)

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Summary: Dan, an eighteen year old boy who has finally reached the age to be sold from the whorehouse he used to call home, is given to a man with dreamy blue eyes who makes this seem a lot less terrifying. 

Pairing: Phan

Prostitution Fic/Bought

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Is 11 the New 13?

Newsflash. It’s not. 

Last night, my sons went to an old-fashioned baseball game at the local college. They went with a group of eight kids, ranging from ages seven to eleven, chaperoned by their awesome principal. I allowed my older son to take his new iPhone - which he’d had gotten the day before - with the explicit instructions that he was not to take it out of his pocket unless he felt it vibrating - I might text him to make sure all was well. That’s what we got it for anyway - aside for his terrific grades and his ‘graduating’ from elementary school - it was for communicating with us as we loosen the reins. He happily agreed to my baseball game rule. My son knows how I feel about the iPhone. He knows it’s to be used as a tool to help him become more independent in the real world and not as a way to immerse and isolate himself in a cyber one. “We will use it for good.” Researching school projects? Playing fun games as a way to unwind? FaceTimeing with Daddy or with family out-of-state? Taking cool photos to chronicle memories? Check, check, check. But it will not be used to suck time, or to comment on strangers’ comments, or to post said pics. Most importantly, social media will be off limits.

He got it. 

Maybe he got it because I left no room for negotiation. 

Our home computer is linked to his new iPhone. I was on it, writing, while he was at the game, when I noticed a slew of texts coming in from the fifth grade class thread he’s on. Just silly, dumb tweeny messages that a few boys were sending on a Thursday night. After a while I noticed my son texted a single reply. “At a Jackal’s game.” I frowned. I told myself he must’ve felt the phone buzzing and checked to see if it was me. Fine. That was all fine. And then I noticed the immediate response from one of his friends. “The Jackals suck!”

 And then the texts kept coming. 

“Boring!” “That field is trash!”  “BORING BORING BORING”

With each incoming text, my stomach dropped. What was this? This instinct to knock something down so fast? Was it innocent ‘trash-talk’? Or was I looking at future trolls in the making? 

I’m proud to say that my son did not further engage - aside from sending a short video and a pic of him and the team mascot, as he was leaving the ballpark. Which we later discussed - how he could’ve sent that photo when he got home. How he should have sent it then. How we aren’t gonna start bending the rules so early on in the game. How you have to be in the experience as it’s happening & not worry about posting the experience. Etc etc. But for the most part, he had passed his first test. The test to resist.

HERE’S THE DEAL

Unlike dabbling in drugs, drinking, smoking, sex, or any other urges teenagers are drawn to, which have been around for ages - social media is a whole new thing that we have to contend with as parents. There is no hindsight or personal experience to fall back on. And we have no idea how it will affect our young children. 

I got my first BlackBerry at the tender age of 30. There are days when, as a 40-year-old, all the Internet chatter, all the Instagram comments, the Twitter feed vitriol, get to me, trip me up, make me doubt myself, and fill me with frustration and anger. I can’t imagine being so young and having to deal with all that. During childhood, the extent of my social life was delegated to whispery phone calls in my room until my father shouted for me to hang up. Or hanging out with a bunch of friends outside my apartment building, until my mother yelled through the window for me to get my butt home. My burgeoning confidence had nothing to do with the amount of “followers” I had, or how many “likes” I received. And the bullies in my life had to insult me to my face and were not allowed the luxury of doing it anonymously from the comfort of their little device.

I’ve heard parents say - in our quaint, progressive town - that they can’t keep up, that it’s kids these days, that it’s just the way it is. I don’t buy it. We have to be as invested as we say we are - especially when it comes to this stuff. How can we be supportive, even coddling, how can we be round-the-clock cheerleaders and advocates for our children’s well-being - and not bother to check their text history, or their google searches, and not bother to put restrictions on their devices? Not doing so sends a dangerous mixed-message. I will fold your laundry, and help you with your homework and buy you clothes you want, and get you anything you need because you are still small and innocent - but when you’re on that phone, you’re on your own. 

WHAT IS THAT?

I tell my son - perhaps you’ve earned the right to have a device, but earning the right to have privacy is a whole other deal. He knows I go through his phone every day, and he has no problems with it. I am not taking away anything from him by being privy to his online goings-on. In fact, I am keeping him safe. He has to earn my trust, and he has to keep earning it. 

Do chores, be a good example for your younger brother, be kind, be accepting of others, study hard, show respect, read, don’t be afraid to ask questions, be confident in your passions and your convictions, know how to say no, know how to go without, how to wait - and then we can talk about private accounts. But only when you’re thirteen. :)

I highly doubt that the parents who allow their ten or eleven year old child unfettered access to the Internet, would allow them to smoke pot, or have a beer or go on an unchaperoned date, or even walk to town without a phone in their pocket. The smart phone in our child’s hand holds the whole world. And at 10, 11, 12 - our children are not ready for the whole world. They’re simply not. Until our children are old enough to navigate the real world, they must be supervised when in the cyber one. 

I am not afraid to say no. I am not afraid to say because I said so. Sometimes that’s all you get when you’re 11 and you’re still trying to figure out who you are, how you’re perceived, what impact you have, or when you cry because you lose a game of Clash of Clans. And it’s ok if you cry. You’re still learning how to articulate your feelings, learning how to deal with being a kid. And we talk. We talk all the time, about many things I would not have dreamed of talking about with my parents at this age. But he knows I am there for him - I will try to answer any questions he has, as age-appropriately and as honestly as I can. There’s a certain innocence that I’m trying to nurture here. My son is a sweet boy at heart and I want to keep it that way for as long as possible. But that means there’s a job I have to do. Because it is a job - a duty, as much as it is a right - to raise my son to be a decent human being. With or without a phone in his pocket.

This morning, as I was working up an emotional sweat relaying the baseball game anecdote to my friend, she turned to me with a kind smile and said “It’s only day three…Pace yourself, Dag.” She’s right. In the fall comes middle school and who knows what middle school will bring to the table. It’s like saying I’m a good driver - but there are other drivers on the road. A crash can happen, even when you’re doing everything you should be. That’s life.

Parenting is taking a leap of faith every single day. The rules we set forth and the boundaries we place on our children are done so in the hopes that its’ all for their good. That one day they’ll understand the thought process behind our reasoning. Until that day comes, I’m prepared to put up a fight. I will fight for the right to protect my child while allowing him certain responsibilities and rewards that will carve the road toward his independence.

 It’s a delicate dance, and a complicated one, and I’m sure there will be days where I will epically fall flat on my ass. But I will get up, and dust myself off, and keep at it. For my own sake. And most especially, for his.


anonymous asked:

your writing has also inspired me to try my hand at it again; i have ocd and it feels like a constant struggle for words, phrases, things to say in general, etc. do you have this problem too and/or any tips? my brain feels like it's totally useless and maybe i'm not suited to be a writer

writing is a learned habit. no one is born stringing together eloquent phrases, it’s something you learn over time.

ok, so, personal details: i was on medication for a long time that had a side effect of taking a mallet to my memory and cognition. in a short period of time i went from being able to write as easily as talking to struggling to remember simple words, having a conversation was embarrassing bc i had to keep stopping to plan out what i had to say, etc etc etc. it sucked a lot. i lost my job in print media, i couldn’t maintain my monetized blog, and i was a real turd to really nice people and ruined a lot of good friendships. it suuuuuuuucked and i was not a very nice person to be around. very, very angry at this time, and i took it out on people who didn’t deserve it one bit bc i was scared of losing what was (and will be again, i hope) my source of income, and my marginal talent and the one thing i was good at.

but! i finally went to a new doc, i was yanked off the medication and put through neuro bootcamp with a specialist. i was diagnosed with a non-traumatic brain injury and was rehabbed in the same way as someone with an early intervention stroke. rebuilding plasticity, learning to hold chains of thought again, articulating ideas verbally and written, etc etc etc. my oc is basically a working model of being able to finally lock down a thought and remember small details.

like, tmi, who cares, but all of this horseshit has made me super conscious of writing as a learned activity, and what it’s been like to go from being able to write easily to getting frustrated and upset that i couldn’t take the words in my head and put them on paper any more, or hold on to a thought long enough to be able to articulate it.

so i think my advice is to disregard advice about ~the sanctity of the craft~ and keep your expectations bite sized and make your work accessible to yourself.

i moved my stuff to google docs and have the docs/drive app on my ipad and iphone, as well as access on my laptop and desktop. if i have a moment free while watching tv or sitting in an uber or w/e i can look at whatever story is on my mind and write a single sentence or change a word or just reread what’s there. having it in my pocket to look at while i’m on the can instead of having to go make the active choice to sit at my pc takes a lot of the pressure to perform away.

if the words don’t come then ok, maybe not now, i can just do something else and see if the pieces fall into place a bit later and not get stressed about it. there’s always time when it’s just a matter of picking up my phone.

and the bite sized bit is really important to me. do what you can, but do it on a regular basis. if i write a single word tomorrow and nothing else comes out then i don’t sweat it, because one word is a whooooole lot better than no words. if i get a paragraph down, great! if a page comes out, great! if i move a few words around and suddenly a sentence flows better, then great! it’s all better than nothing.

don’t measure yourself against other people’s productivity (and in my case i can’t measure myself against the productivity i used to have). a thousand words at lunch is their thing, not necessarily your thing. it’s never gonna be my thing again for years, if ever, and i’m getting better at being ok with that!

i think that’s it. everyone can write in one way or another, but a lot of writing advice is too high falutin’ with the ~art of the craft~, not ‘how do i get the words down when it’s like pulling a tooth just to hold onto a thought and sitting down to capital w Write is a one way ticket to frustration’. it’s just reducing it down to building your story brick by brick, word by word until you can look back at it and go, yep, that’s pretty much done.

i hope this helps.