he’s rich and good looking, with the ability to bounce from beautiful person to beautiful person
why would he want me?? you reasoned
seungri was your friend for years now and had introduced you to the boys at a party, near the beginning of their debut
years passed and you became really close to jiyong. it took a while but he started to trust and confide in you, even going to you when he had a creative block or was overwhelmed w scandals
you were always there to pick up the pieces
this is what led to him being interested in you
he’d always found you attractive but in a friend way until he starts to notice that the socialites and models or actors/actresses he “associates” w are never there when he needs them. but you are
he realised this as he was trying to set you up w a friend of his and immediately cut that off
w/out explaining why
a few months passed by w this weird atmosphere
he stopped telling you about his heartbreaks and if you were getting too close to someone, he would turn moody and sulk
seungri told you eventually, having picked up on your feelings years ago and was too excited that jiyong was finally returning them to keep it inside
eventually, you and jiyong go on dates and although it’s never been official, you’re his and he’s yours
he’s the silently romantic type
like, he won’t always say “I love you” or bring home flowers. he barely even texts you when he’s on tour or away for weeks
but when he’s with you, you’re his centre of attention, the only thing he cares about
he listens so attentively to the point where he’ll remember everything you say, no matter if it was joking or in passing
one time, you were getting ready for a date and couldn’t decide on what to wear
“Is it because you feel ugly?” he asks bluntly
he’s very blunt btw
weeks ago, you had made a joke at your own expense, calling yourself ugly. it was nothing serious, nothing that plagued you. you really just didn’t know what to wear for the date. but jiyong remembered that incident, approaching the situation in his cold, loving way
“Don’t think like that, it’s stupid. And I thought you were smarter than that. You look amazing, no matter what you wear”
he’s so unashamed of you tho
if you wanted to go to a fancy, 5 star restaurant in pj’s he would damn well join you
he’s one of a kind too so never judges you, meaning you don’t need to feel insecure about possibly being trans/being into drag/your sexuality/your quirky habits/etc. he loves you for you, regardless of what anyone else might think of you
that’s the silent way he’s romantic
not with flowers or chocolates
but by strolling into a bougie ass place in matching pj’s with you like “yeah, table for two, please??”
the tabloids write about the relationship every other week
although it’s not official between you both, never mind the press, they still class you as his “boy/girlfriend”
the scandals are something you both like to read over breakfast for fun
you snort, taking a sip of oj; “Did you know that you’re having an affair with a Japanese model?”
“I am?” he queries. “I thought I was cheating on you with a YG trainee?”
“no, no, that was a different magazine”
“damn, it’s hard to keep track”
your name is always brought up in interviews and he gives the most vague responses that piss the tabloids off
“Are you in a relationship, G-Dragon?”
“Aren’t we all in relationships? With teachers, our friends, our families? Even hatred or friendship is a relationship”
you’re the weird famous couple that no one understands. they wait for the relationship to end but nothing fazes either of you. even if you’re not famous before, you’re sure as hell famous now. everyone knows your name. esp as the years go by and you don’t budge from his side. since the relationship is so unclear, many fans even deny that you’re dating
until ten, fifteen years down the road … you and jiyong decide to start a family
it takes him a while to settle down completely and he’s still a mysterious idol to the public, keeping his child hidden for the most part. the only pics published of them are taken by him, as he doesn’t want the child to grow up under flashing cameras
he’ll support their every decision and is a loving (if a little detached) father, from first step to first medal won or first art piece hung in Uncle Seunghyun’s gallery
a title like marriage doesn’t matter to jiyong, but he’d go through the rigmarole if you wanted
you’re Mr/Mrs Kwon to him regardless
and the beloved person he’s raising a child with
“How was I so stupid? For nearly a decade, I didn’t realise my feelings for you. If not for Seungri’s big mouth, we might never have had the life together we’ve had. I guess that idiot’s actually good for something”
Imagine Nori stealing a drawing of you and trying to find out why
a/n: I did a random generator thing and I got nori so here you are loves.
You huff as you watch the starfish haired dwarf walk around camp. The first time you had met was when you were on your way to Bilbo’s. You had bumped into him and you were pretty sure it was purposely since he managed to knick your pouch of money which is how you were roped into this journey. Bilbo didn’t want to go without you.
You wondered if he was even a Took sometimes. You sometimes think that your Aunt Bella chose the wrong family to marry into. Sometimes.
“You’re glaring again,” your cousin says and you bring your attention away from the thief to the hobbit sitting next to dwalin who was sitting next to you. “I do not glare,” you deny. “Yeah, you just stare at someone angrily,” Fili states as he walks by. That earns a little smile from you.
“I wouldn’t be angrily staring at him if he hadn’t stolen my pouch,” you say, moving over as you realize Fili meant to sit next to you. That causes Dwalin to shuffle to the right as well.
“You’re still mad about that are you?” He asks, handing you a bowl,“that was over a month ago.”
“I wouldn’t still be angry if he just stole my pouch. Oh no. I’m not that petty and I would’ve just let him off right there but he stole my underthings, my hair brush, my entire wardrobe while I was showering, my mothers necklace which is a family heirloom-,”
“Talking about me are we love? I feel honored,” Nori asks interrupting your monologue.
“You shouldn’t, weasel,” you shoot back. He has the gall to look offended. “I am no weasel, milady. I am an honorable dwarf-,”
“With sticky fingers-,” Dwalin mumbles, sharpening his ax. You hadn’t bothered to ask if it was safe for him to be sitting so close to you while doing so. You didn’t want to offend him.
“Who has never,” Nori continues, ignoring the interruption,“stolen a thing in my life.”
“Oh cut the crap Nori. You have a bag full of things that aren’t yours that you somehow nicked,” Gloin states from somewhere and that makes you narrow your eyes.
“Are there things of mine that you haven’t returned?” You ask him.
“I don’t know what you mean,” he says, slowly inching toward something. Your eyes flicker towards a bag that’s five feet away from the both of you. He catches your eye and suddenly the both of you are lunging towards the bag. You reach their first and you look behind you to find out why. Gloin is holding the back of his shirt and you smile at him in thanks.
You take a seat back down between Dwalin and Fili and open up the bag. “Lets see what we have here, shall we?”
You pull out a cup first followed by a few other kitchen items. The next item you bring up makes your skin prick.
“Why is there a drawing of me?” You ask Nori as he shrugs out of Gloin’s grip. He comes over to you and takes the drawing and shoves it back in the bag and takes the bag away from you, moving back to his bed roll.
“Nori,” you start. “The contents of my bag are none of your business so mind your own,” he says, not looking at you. You look at Fili and he shrugs and thus begins the silent treatment between you and the thief.
Nori talked to literally anyone but you and you kind of missed his silly antics. You walk around Rivendell looking at the architecture. You and the Company had arrived almost two weeks ago(going by the book),but you still enjoyed the structures. It was interesting to see homes not built under hills.
“Y/n,” a voice calls and you turn toward the source. It’s Thorin. “Hmm?” You ask as he joins you in your walk. “We are leaving tomorrow morning at first light. Please inform your cousin of this,” he says and you smile.
“You don’t like him do you?” You ask and he pauses a bit to look at you before continuing to walk by your side. “If I’m being honest, you are a better choice of burglar than he is. You know how to defend yourself and you’re able to navigate the wilds perfectly fine. Bilbo however,” he says and you laugh.
“He’s a Baggins. I’m a Took. Tools are more of the wild ones than Baggins are and although he has some Tookish blood, he still pulls more of the Baggins and it can’t be helped. He is a good hobbit. His heart is in the right place,” you say and Thorin nods as you turn a corner.
You raise your eyebrows as you see Nori sticking a candle holder into his bag. He walks away as if he didn’t just take it and Thorin laughs.
“I still question why he’s here,” you tell him as you continue your walk through the halls.
“I did not ask people individually to join on the quest. I asked everyone in general and he was one of the ones that answered,” Thorin explains and that peaks your interest.
“Ah so these men or dwarves rather chose to be here?” You question, arms going behind your back.
“Yes and that my dear hobbit is true loyalty,” he tells you.
“I still don’t trust that starfish,” you reply.
“Neither do I. It seems, though, that he’s taken quite an interest in you,” Thorin says. “You mean quite an interest in my things,” you scoff rolling your eyes. You still don’t know what you did to make him not talk to you.
“That too,” Thorin chuckles. “I honestly don’t know what I did wrong. All I did was find a drawing of myself in his bag! If anything it is I that should be angry,” you reply.
Thorin looks thoughtful for a moment.
“I don’t think it was the fact that you went through his bag, but more of what you found in his bag. I dare say he’s embarrassed,” Thorin says, hands also going behind his back.
“Why would he be embarrassed?”
“Because he likes you, obviously. I mean why else would he have a drawing of you in his bag?” He asks and that makes you stop. He raises his eyebrow at your sudden pause.
“Thorin Oakenshield. If you are wrong about this, I’m going to skin you,” you tell him and he holds up his hands on defense.
“Honest to Durin, he likes you,” he says and that’s all the conformation you need before running off to find the thief.
“I hope,” Thorin mutters before turning around and walking back the way he came, hoping to put as much distance between you and him as he can. He did not want to be at the end of your wrath if he was wrong.
You spot the starfish dwarf nicking another item and you call out to him.
He turns and his face drops as he sees you. He turns and tries to walk away but you tackle him to the ground.
“Mahal woman what’s gotten into you,” he asks as you straddle his stomach.
“I needed to know something,” you tell him. “And you have to sit on me to find the answer?” He groans.
“No. I have to sit on you so you don’t leave. Why was there a drawing of me in your bag?” You ask and he groans yet again.
“That again? I told you it’s none of your business,” he says. “Oh but it is my business. You see that’s my face in your bag so tell me,” you say, poking him in his chest.
“If I tell you, will you get off of me?” He asks. “Depends on the answer,” you reply cheekily and he smiles.
“Fine. I stole it because I thought you were cute and I didn’t want to ever forget your face,” he replies and that makes you smile.
“That’s all I wanted to hear,” you say before leaning down to capture his lips with yours. You pull back and smile down at him.
“Still want me to get off?” You ask and he smiles back. “I think I like it down here,” he says before reaching up for another kiss.
He may be an annoying dwarf but he was your annoying dwarf.
How Dead Hannah Baker keeps the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Trope Alive
*pictured above: Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) from 13 Reasons Why
***SPOILERS AHEAD FOR 13 REASONS WHY, PAPER TOWNS, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. AND ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND!***
I know that some of you may be wondering what exactly is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Well there’s no text book definition but here’s one I found online from urbandictionary.com:
“A Manic Pixie Dream Girl or MPDG, is a term coined by film critic Nathan Rabin after seeing Elizabethtown. It refers to “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” A pretty, outgoing, whacky female romantic lead whose sole purpose is to help broody male characters lighten up and enjoy their lives.”
Now that you have an idea of what this is I’ll start by giving you examples. Usually the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, MPDG for short, is only there so the nerdy usually white male that is obsessed with them can grow from the experience with them. Now I know you’re thinking “how exactly do I spot one of these creatures?” Well guys it’s very easy and I’ll give you some tips. Most MPDG’s are white, have a wild outlook on the world, and are deemed gorgeous by the general public.
*pictured above: Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) and Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The first MPDG I can think of is Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. She is a wild says whatever is on her mind kind of girl and meets poor Joel on the train. This film happens through flashbacks and dreams showing how happy she made him. The relationship went sour which it usually does with a MPDG and they both have each other erased from their memories. Dramatic, I know, but losing her and getting her back helps Joel in some crazy way. It’s like without her he can’t fully live his life and that’s just sad.
*pictured above: Tom (Joseph Gordon Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) in 500 Days of Summer
People love this movie and don’t even realize that Summer is problematic as fuck. Summer is this cool girl who doesn’t believe in love and basically drags poor Tom around for you fucking guessed it, 500 days. Tom thinks that Summer is the one for him and tries to date her and show her love exists. Even though they do end up dating things fall apart because cool, secure, witty as all hell Summer is still scared of love. I mean I thought that was a LA thing. It doesn’t take Tom to realize how pathetic he is until he sees Summer at a park AND REALIZES SHE FUCKING GOT MARRIED. Summer’s excuse is that she wasn’t sure about Tom but she was sure about her husband now…. LOL need I say more?
*pictured above: Margo (Cara Delevigne) and Quentin (Nat Wolff) in Paper Towns.
Last example is John Green’s book turned film Paper Towns. Quentin has been in love with the popular girl next door Margo. One random night Margo climbs into Quentin’s window and asks him to get revenge on her now ex boyfriend. They spend the whole night at the store getting supplies, ruining the boy’s car, and looking over the city they live in. Margo feels stuck where she is and unlike feels different tan her friends. Spoiler alert: she’s not. At the end of the night they both go home and of course nerdy Quentin is blissed the fuck out. Before I go in on this, we have to acknowledge that all of John Green‘s main characters are MPDG’s. It’s basically his forte. But I digress. Quentin wakes up and, surprise, Margo has gone missing. Quentin is determined to find her and believes that she left clues for him. Quentin his two friends and Margo’s bestie go on a roadtrip from florida to upstate New York and find themselves while trying to find Margo. His friends eventually leave him because no way in teen rom com hell are they going to miss the prom. Quentin stays and eventually finds the girl of his dreams. Turns out Margo didn’t want to be found at all and just like Tom in 500 days of Summer Quentin looks like a fucking dumb ass. Quentin makes it home in time for prom and enjoys it with his friends cause in the end that’s all he really needed… but it took a cross country road trip trying to find a selfish teen girl who doesn’t care about you to figure that out. Nice!
*pictured above: Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) and Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) in 13 Reasons Why
As we all know Jay Asher’s book 13 Reasons why has been turned into a tv show on Netflix. The premise is that high schooler Hannah Baker has killed herself and left 13 tapes for certain people to listen to. If you’re on this tape, you’re one of the reasons why she’s gone. Creepy right? Well in the book, which is only 288 pages, Hannah is a sweet girl who seemed to have the worst time of her damn life. The book is short so it seems like every event that happened to Hannah happens like one day after the other. Clay listens to his friend’s tapes in one night and it really hits you in the gut. Personally I like the book better but I am here to address the show. If you want to read my full opinion on the entire show you can do so by clicking here.
The problem with the Tv series is that by stretching the fuck out of this book they have to add on to the characters. Unfortunately Hannah is made into a MPDG from beyond the grave. In the show Hannah is deemed pretty by everyone around her. If the high school jocks think you’re hot, you’re golden am I right? What makes Hannah a MPDG is the way she treats poor Clay Jensen. Clay is the main character in the show and you find out what happens to Hannah by watching him listen to the tapes. SInce it takes Clay fucking weeks to listen to 13 DAMN TAPES only through flashbacks do you get to see what Hannah is truly like. Hannah on the show confused me after I watched it. I was like “Why don’t I like her?” Don’t get me wrong I felt for the girl and everything that happened was horrible but something was just off. She talked to Clay all the time in witty banter and even gave him a nickname. There were so many chances where she could have just kissed him or got alone time but she didn’t. The other problem with Hannah Is that she was so confident and cool, and filled with teen angst, it didn’t make sense for her to care about what people thought. It’s like she had two personalities. When we see her with Clay she’s this smart funny girl who seemed unattainable but when we see her with virtually anyone else she’s insecure and dying for attention from any popular boy in school. Hannah makes it seem as if Clay isn’t good enough for her when in reality he’s the only person she has. In the 12th episode while Hannah is taking a walk she ends up at a house party where all the popular kids are. Even though she thinks Clay hates her at this point she could’ve tried to talk things out with him. It just frustrates me that she would go to a rapist’s house cause she’s that desperate for attention. Why fight for these douche bags that have done nothing but hurt you instead of fighting for Clay?
Clay shows character progression only when he’s listening to the tapes. Hearing his dream girl tell the stories before her untimely death makes Clay a better person to people around him. I mean that is the point of all this but at the same time, it shouldn’t take tapes from a girl who has committed suicide to realize that hey, high school is hard don’t be a fucking asshole to people. Clay also grows some balls while listening to the tapes. He basically yells in the middle of the school hall and even lowkey bullies this kid Tyler. I mean Tyler was a creep but bullying someone would be the last thing on my agenda while listening to a dead girl’s tapes. I wrote this for me to get my thoughts out cause everyone keeps asking me about this show. Every conversation I have I always say that I didn’t really like Hannah so if you think Hannah kind of sucks I’m here with you. Hannah is the most twisted MPDG ever and yes it’s because she’s dead. Clay only grows while listening to these tapes which is kind of in a way fucked up. Even though Clay, unlike the book, gets justice for two sexually assaulted girls and Hannah’s life it shouldn’t take Hannah’s 13 tapes to grow. Hannah killing herself should’ve made everyone change and grow on their own.
I know at this point you’re probably saying “ I read this long ass article what is the point?!” The point is that women are not objects. Being a woman is hard and having to grow up is truly a journey. You have media constantly showing you how the perfect woman acts or talks or dresses. Going through high school you have to deal with the pressure of society and unfortunately care about what your peers think. I grew up from my own damn experiences. I didn’t just find myself cause I left a boyfriend or cause I cut my hair I learned that I am what I am and I can’t change that and I’m very happy with who I turned out to be. This is especially hard to do when you’re a black girl like me raised in an all white community. Why must men in these movies need a girl for them to realize who they are? I’m not saying it’s easy to be a boy but come on dude the girl of your dreams isn’t gonna finally give you this sense of Omg I know what my purpose in life is. Your dream girl is not your mom teaching you about life. You know what’s right and what’s wrong without a girl whispering you to the right direction in your ear. You can only figure out who you are by being you and it is completely possible for films and TV shows to show this without a MPDG. I know the show 13 Reasons Why is supposed to show how small things matter and can snowball into this big thing. I get it I really do. The problem is that they could’ve shown that making Hannah solely the victim and not a jaded Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
I absolutely adore that headcanon that went around a while ago where the layout of the Fenton household is constantly shifting and changing
but what if we took it a step further
what if the WHOLE OF AMITY PARK was affected by the portal, being in such close proximity to a tear between dimensions and effectively SOAKING in all the ectoplasmic radiation it’s been pumping out over the years
so this quaint little town starts to develop a few rather odd… quirks
like the water fountain in the park turns strange colours on occasion and smells (and tastes as Tucker discovered on a dare) strongly of burnt sugar
there’s this one road on the edge of town that, though it appears to be straight, somehow loops back on itself so that you end up back where you started, but only if you’re wearing shoes, this odd detail was discovered when Paulina’s heel broke as she and Star were writing a school paper on the landmark and she had to continue barefoot
the local shopping mall has its strange traits too, the glass ceiling of the food court shows an odd stormy red sky no matter the weather outside, except for once every seventeen days when it randomly turns into an aurora borealis-esque light show for differing periods of time, Kwan has these days marked on his calendar and sometimes skips school to see it, sometimes Danny joins him
a lot of the stores reach much farther back than physics says they really should, clerks always remember to clear the back of the shops on Monday afternoons, some of the stores like to revert back to regular size on Tuesdays
the parking lot behind the bowling alley is a favourite of Ida Manson’s, she and the elderly of Amity frequent the spot on Saturday mornings as the strange gravity shifts do wonders for their aching joints, being able to dance and leap like they’re light as a feather makes them feel young again
the walk to school could take someone five minutes one day, and an hour the next, Lancer has added ‘spacial disturbances’ to his list of acceptable excuses for being late
there’s this one tree in the park that every child feels compelled to climb, because halfway up they discover that they’re suddenly climbing back towards the ground upside down, their friends have to grab hold of their arms to stop them from falling into the sky until they climb back down the tree again and gravity goes back to normal
the Mansons lobby to have the tree cut down after catching their daughter climbing it, Sam and the neighbourhood children protest by climbing the tree and hanging upwards from the lower branches like reverse bats, the parents refuse to let the tree be destroyed until their childrens’ sense of gravity is restored
nobody goes down the slide at the Nasty Burger playground any more, the last three kids to do so still haven’t stopped screaming, nobody can figure out why
a majority of the residents of Amity Park overlook most of these strange occurrences, or put police tape around the dangerous ones and ignore them, they live in a town where ghosts attack regularly, changes like these have become not only unsurprising, but expected
and then the animals start to mutate, dogs are born with unnaturally coloured fur, fish are leaping out of their tanks and floating above the water, cats slip behind one object and come out behind another across the yard, some herbivorous animals gain a craving for meat and all of the local pigeons decide that flying in a spiral shape above the public library for three hours every morning is a productive start to the day
even plants start to grow into weird shapes and sizes, fruits with strange tastes and colours become a trend at local Sunday markets, seeds grow without even being planted or watered, root vegetables are found on above-ground vines, berries start growing out of the painted wood of a backyard fence
and then the children start to change
the only trend among the human mutations that local doctors can find is that every person identified had been a child or young teenager whose body had yet to finish developing when the ghosts had first started attacking (or, more accurately, when the portal had first been opened)
mutations range from purely harmless to downright disturbing, a teenager with blue eyebrows, a child with horns growing from the back of their left hand, a little girl whose hair drips down her back as though it’s made of liquid, an older boy whose teeth all fell out and grew back seemingly normal but turned out to be diamond hard and capable of biting through solid steel
the mutations only grow as the years pass, the older children developing dangerous abilities that could rival some of the local ghosts, kids being capable of duplicating themselves, a girl spotted flying to school, someone with green skin seen at the local supermarket, it’s even said that the Fenton’s kid can knock buildings over just by screaming at them
the Guys in White stop trying to protect the town, it becomes very clear that it doesn’t need protecting, it needs CONTAINING, but they soon discover that this is a far more difficult task than first assumed
because the overpowered youth of Amity Park have grown accustomed to a new-found sense of freedom the likes they’d never experienced before
((I tried to take some photos for an aesthetic mashup for Fay but my hair is dark ;-;))
THIS IS SO CUTE OMIGOSH AND YES!!! WHEN I SAW IT I THOUGHT OF FAY IMMEDIATELY even before I read your comment I LOVE IT! AND YOUR HAIR IS SO CUTE TOO omg it makes me wanna draw fay dark-haired / o \ THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS AND SHOWING IT TO ME!!!