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Big Bang Reacts to You Being Younger and Naive

Hey guys! It’s been a little bit, but I should be able to update more regularly now that I’m back at school, classes permitted of course. I’m unpacked and mostly settled in but we’ll see how often I can update based on how my schedule treats me. As always, if there’s anything that you want to see, please feel free to send me a request! I love writing what you guys want to see! Now then, let’s get into this, shall we?

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     Anonymous:  BigBang reacting to you being younger than them and naive.


1. TOP

     TOP wouldn’t necessarily care that you are younger than him but he does sort of strike as someone who would be most comfortable with someone who is around his age, not that he’s not an awkward man child in general. He may not necessarily know how to deal with someone who is naive. He might be slightly scared of doing something that could change your view of reality or throw off your perspective

2. Taeyang

     Taeyang wouldn’t really mind on either front. I don’t think it would really change his perspective on anything or how he would treat you.

3. G-Dragon

     G-Dragon strikes me as someone who is very centered on the entirety of reality, so he would be the most thrown off with how to deal with someone who is more on the naive side. That being said, he has no problem with the fact that you are younger than him.

4. Daesung

     Daesung strikes me as someone who used to have a more naive perspective of the world until the accident, so he strikes me as someone who would want you to maintain that perspective. He wouldn’t care that you are younger than him.

5. Seungri

     This little shit adorable child would probably use this against you. Mostly, he would use this to tease you and make fun of you, but he secretly appreciates your more open view of the world. He always seems to want to involve himself in every aspect of what the world has to offer so he wouldn’t mind at all that you were naive. He also strikes me as someone who wouldn’t necessarily care as much about age when he’s in a relationship and would be willing to date someone who is either younger or older than him.


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150 Self-Discovery & Reflection Journal Prompts

1. What is going well in your life right now? 

2. Think of the last time you had a really great day. What was the best part of it? 

3. Write about a time you felt brave. 

4. How will you enjoy creativity and nature today?

5. List as many things as you can that make you happy. 

6. How can you take a break today? 

7. When is the last time you lost track of time? What were you doing? 

8. What is the last thing you created that you were proud of? 

9. When is the last time you were excited? What was happening? 

10. When do you create the best results or make the best decisions in your life? 

11. How do you enjoy spending your free time most? 

12. What are your greatest strengths? 

13. What values are most important to you? Are you living true to these values? Why or why not? 

14. If you could make a difference in the world, what would it be? 

15. If you had no fear, what would you do? 

16. What is the biggest barrier between you and your full honesty in journaling? 

17. What would you do with $10 million? 

18. Write a letter to your teenage self. 

19. What have you learned today that will make tomorrow better? 

20. What are you most grateful for? 

21. What would you do if you had no fears? 

22. Do you own things, or do things own you? 

23. What happens when you let go of expectations? 

24. What are you currently worrying about? 

25. Who are you? 

26. Who do you want to be? 

27. Write about a difficult time in your life when you showed strength. 

28. What makes you unique? 

29. Write a letter to someone who has supported you through the most difficult time in your life. 

30. What do joy and wellness look and feel like to you? 

31. What qualities do you look for in a friend? 

32. List your accomplishments and successes. 

33. Who made you feel good in this past week?

34. What activities make you feel energized? 

35. Reflect on the happiest moment of your life and write down how you felt, what you heard, etc. 

36. What is your most treasured possession and why?

37. What is the greatest life lesson you’ve ever learned? 

38. How do you feel about your body? 

39. Do you consider yourself a victim of your circumstances or a survivor? 

40. How does journaling help you? 

41. If you could run away, where would you go? What would you bring with you? 

42. What are two unforgettable moments in your life? 

43. Share your innermost secret; something you’ve never told anyone before. 

44. What is one thing you can do today to improve your health? 

45. What is the driving force in your life? 

46. What is your personal motto? 

47. Write a letter to someone you need to forgive. 

48. What are you angry about? 

49. How do you want to be remembered? What do you want to be remembered for? 

50. Choose a number and write a gratitude list. 

51. What do you need right now? 

52. Who or what means the world to you, and why? 

53. Share your favorite positive affirmations. 

54. What are you passionate about? 

55. Reflect on an old photograph and write about it. 

56. Write your own obituary. 

57. How do you manage stress? 

58. How does it feel to be the age that you currently are? 

59. What does authenticity mean to you? 

60. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Who was it from? Why is it the best? 

61. Do you practice any time management techniques? If not, do you think you could benefit from some? 

62. If you could relive any experience in your life, what would it be? 

63. Are you addicted to social media? Honestly assess yourself. 

64. Reflect on some of the changes you’ve seen in yourself over the last 5 years. 

65. What is your earliest childhood memory? 

66. Write a review of a book or movie that had a huge impact on you.

 67. What does growing older mean to you? 

68. What is your guilty pleasure? 

69. Write a letter to your future or current child. 

70. Look in the mirror and write about what you see. 

71. Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years? 

72. Write about your family members. 

73. Why is it important to embrace your inner child? 

74. What excites you about your future? 

75. List 5 short-term and long-term goals. Explain the steps you’ll take to achieve each of those goals. 

76. Share your bucket list. 

77. What bad habits do you have? 

78. Write about the place you grew up. 

79. Discuss an important and controversial topic that is relevant in the world right now and explain your stance on it. 

80. Write a letter to a pre-teen about body image. 

81. How do you maintain your mental, physical, and spiritual health? 

82. Are you honestly happy with how you have lived your life so far? 

83. What do you really, truly want? 

84. How can you amplify what you’re currently doing in your life? 

85. How can you make someone’s day today? 

86. What are you currently fighting or resisting? 

87. What does life want from you? 

88. What do you need to give yourself permission to do? Write a permission slip for it, as long as it is healthy. 

89. What do you want to learn today? 

90. What would happen if you forgave yourself for doing something you regret? 

91. How can you do more? 

92. How can you do less? 

93. Do you ever get in your own way? How? 

94. On this long journey of self-discovery, what do you hope to achieve or find?

95. What do you think shaped you into the person you are today? 

96. Knowing that you must let go of some things in order to move forward, what do you need to let go of? 

97. Is there anything you need to get off your chest? Write it out. 

98. When do you feel free and the most confident? 

99. List questions you need answers to. 

100. When you’re old and gray, what do you hope you remember about your life? 

101. Do you have depression or anxiety? If so, write about what it feels like, what it looks like, etc. 

102. What is motivating you to journal for self-discovery? 

103. Write a list of people you can trust or go to in times of need. Note contact information. 

104. If you lost everything, what would you do? Where would you go? 

105. If you knew you had a month to live, who would you call? What would you say? What would you do? 

106. How is your relationship with your parents? 

107. What is your dream job or profession? 

108. What is your stance on religion? Do you consider yourself religious? 

109. What is the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done? 

110. What is worse: never trying, or trying and failing many times? 

111. What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? 

112. What would you change about your body? 

113. What does success actually mean to you?

114. How do you express your anger? Is this a good or healthy manner of expression? 

115. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for? 

116. List some of your favorite songs and note why you like them. 

117. Do you have any sexual fantasies? 

118. What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made? 

119. Write a letter to someone you strongly admire. 

120. Do you procrastinate? When? What could you do to stop procrastinating?

121. What are your weaknesses? 

122. Describe your favorite season and why you like it. 

123. Write about how your sense of style has changed over the past 5 years. 

124. What is the meaning of life? 

125. What is your life’s purpose? 

126. What are you currently craving? 

127. What is something you would love to do, but aren’t sure if you can do? 

128. When do you feel the best about yourself? 

129. When do you feel the worst about yourself? 

130. Who are you not? 

131. How does your intuition or conscience speak to you? 

132. What aspect of your life do you need support in? 

133. What gave you great joy today? 

134. Did you feel lovable today? Why or why not? 

135. What expectations of yours haven’t been met recently? Why or why not? 

136. When you think about your future, how do you feel? 

137. Write about some of the negative things your inner critic says to you, and then disprove them with rational thoughts. 

138. If your life could be summarized or exuded in one word, what would that word be? 

139. Write about a moment experienced through your body. It could be making love, eating breakfast, laughing, etc. 

140. What couldn’t you live without? 

141. What does unconditional love look like to you? 

142. What do you wish others knew about you? 

143. If your body could talk to you, what would it say? 

144. What do you love about life? 

145. What emotions do you feel or associate with confidence? 

146. What are some things you’d like to say no to? 

147. How can having a positive attitude change your life? 

148. Write a pep talk to yourself for use the next time you feel upset or depressed. 

149. Write a letter to your future self. 

150. What have you learned by journaling for self-discovery?

people who come at the penumbra podcast claiming that it ‘fails to be as diverse as it pretends it is’ are kind of. missing the point, i think? the team are writing stories about people who don’t get to see themselves in stories otherwise, but there’s no way in hell they could write a single good story that perfectly represents every single person underneath this umbrella at once.  

right now, the team is running a longform series about a black, nonbinary, bisexual man slowly learning to come to terms with his past and survive the mental illness that tells him all the good he accomplishes is worthless and all the bad that he sees is his fault. juno is the primary character in this series, and while there are countless other lgbt+ characters, characters of color, characters with traumas and characters with disabilities in this series, their stories are not front and center because the story is about juno steel. this is especially true given that juno has yet to overcome his tendency to paint himself as the hero or the villain, and always the center of attention. he’s selfish.   

right now, the team is running a longform series about a whole slough of people who want to be knights and are constantly told they aren’t good enough. a man who uses a horse or crawls instead of walking. a woman who’s constantly belittled and underestimated by her peers because of her gender. a man who battles both anxiety and internalized homophobia. all of them manage to be some of the most competent and deadly fighters in the land. and presumably, there’s more about this group of people we don’t know yet. more people will get to see themselves represented in the second citadel stories, too, because of the ensemble cast. 

in the past, the team has written a story about two women falling in love, one of whom was nonwhite and genderqueer. it’s not a longform series, but the arc of the story itself was over in one episode. the conflict was resolved. when stories last longer than their conflicts do they stop being good stories, generally 

the team has spoken up saying that they can only be what they are. they won’t write stories that they don’t know how to tell well, because they’re dedicated to writing stories that constitute good representation, rather than token representation for its own sake. these stories can only be what they are, too. they can’t be every story at the same time

and i know it’s hard because there are so many different kinds of people who don’t have the chance to see themselves in stories, but speaking as someone who comes from both a privileged group and a disadvantaged one (ie a white nb lesbian): just because a story isn’t about you doesn’t mean that it isn’t important, or that it isn’t ‘diverse enough’

half the point of fandom is that we can fill in those gaps, if we want to, right? we can do a better job of allowing the writers to tell the story they’re working hard to tell right now, and if we have the time or energy, write some of the stories we want to see ourselves! or look for that content in another place! creators committed to this kind of diversity are few and far between, but there are more of them out there and maybe some of them are writing what you want to see right this minute

this ideological standard that a truly diverse story has to center around the whole spectrum of the human experience at once means that no story can ever measure up! and it’s harmful, especially when media that makes no claim of being diverse gets away with worse every day. above all, it belittles the amazing efforts this team have made to show people stories about themselves!

Tips for Beginners

When typing this title, my phone autocorrected it to “Tips for Whiners” which is hilarious given the circumstances surrounding this post. However, my conscience got the best of me and I decided to title it differently even though there was peer pressure for the original title. However, not all beginners are whiners (by far) and I figured it wasn’t fair to lump people into a group. Plus, this post is meant to be far more informative and encouraging than it is critical and teasing.

New writers are always looking for help and tools to use to get their writing “out there,” wherever that is. They want to build their audience, which means gaining followers and notes on posts. They seek out help, work on their blogs, and write a lot.

However, some new writers fall into a trap of jealousy and complaining. They become frustrated, then turn their frustration into jealousy. They whine about not getting notes and followers, they complain about blogging cliques and unfair treatment, and they adopt an attitude of “Woe is me. The blogosphere is against me.”

This post is meant to be helpful to each group by providing both useful tips and reality checks. At no point do I actually mean to be hateful. Am I sassy, though? Yes. You can stop reading this post at any time, too. You can also take what works for you and throw out the rest. Nothing here is a blanket statement. 

But let’s just get on with it. ( And it is a long one)

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Today, I’m going to talk about AP Calculus! It has a reputation as one of the hardest AP courses, not without desert; it is heavy with concepts and requires a high degree of proficiency in all the math that comes before it. It is also enormously useful for a variety of fields, from architecture to medicine, and can be a lot of fun to do! Some tips:

Prepare

  • Most AP Calc courses come after a substantial list of prerequisites: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and whatever your school calls the mish-mash of topics falling under pre-calculus. It is imperative to be comfortable with these when you start; calculus uses all of them.
  • Specifically:
    • Know. The. Trigonometric. Circle. Know it like the back of your hand (if you are someone who studies each detail of your hand carefully like the weirdo who came up with this saying)
    • Make sure you know the trigonometric identities too, back and forth.
    • You will need the formulas from Geometry. These aren’t as hairy as the trigonometric ones imo, but still good to know so you don’t have to relearn them later.
    • Make sure you are comfortable with algebraically changing expressions from one form to another. Factoring and reducing expressions will be super important.
  • If you have a hard time with any of these, it’s ok; you can review them! If you find that you have forgotten anything you need during your course, see if you can find some excercises in it online or in a book, and do a few so that you are comfortable with it.

Practice

  • AP Calc involves some proofs, but most of the course is about learning how to do specific types of operations. The best way to prepare is to just do the problems you are assigned for homework, then do more as time passes or if you have a hard time with a particular one.
  • Memorize formulas as they are introduced. Review them often. Do problems with them.
  • If you do not understand a concept:
    • Try to break down why. Do you understand part of it? Write down what you know. See what it is that is stopping you.
    • Try drawing a picture. Label it. See if you can relate your problem to the visual geometry.
    • Try working a problem. See where you stop understanding it. Ask yourself why you are doing each step. See if you can explain to yourself.
    • Look at a worked problem. Explain each step to yourself. See where you stop understanding.
    • If there a proof involved? Work through the proof, making sure you understand each step. This can give you a solid foundation.
    • Go to your teacher or a friend with specific questions.
  • The FRQs and MCQs from previous tests are a goldmine. Do every one you can get your hands on. For FRQs, compare your answers to the model answers given on the College Board website. Mark everything you do wrong. Try to remember it and do it right next time you do a similar problem.
  • FRQs are great because they tend to incorporate multiple concepts, giving you practice, and they also follow similar patterns. Getting used to those patterns is really helpful.

The Test

  • Do some full practice tests. Time yourself. Note the concepts you get wrong and review them. Ask someone about things that give you trouble.
  • Make sure you know all your formulas well.
  • Make sure you can do everything you will need to with your calculator.
  • Part of the test is no-calculator. Make sure you can do the sort of problems which appear there without your calculator.
  • When you take the test:
    • Sleep.
    • 0/10 do not recommend late night cramming the night or two before the test.
    • Change your calculator’s batteries. Just so you’re certain it won’t die on you.
    • Have something to drink on you.
    • On the MCQs, skip problems you can’t do quickly and come back to them. I recommend:
      • Doing all the easy problems first. The ones that you get instantly. Just read the rest.
      • Come back and do the ones you need some time for. Ignore any if you have no idea how start or take a lot of time.
      • Come back for these on the third pass.
      • They’re all worth the same amount, so don’t worry about specific ones; just get as many as you can right.
    • Show. You. Work. On the FRQs. Write down everything you can.
    • If you don’t know how to do the first part of a problem, but the second part relies on it, just pick a number you think is reasonable for the answer to the first part, and use it. You can still get credit for the second part if you use that number correctly.
    • Don’t stress out too much. Even if you feel terribly, it is quite possible that you did will.
    • For illustration, I took BC, and I literally cried after the test, because I thought I did terribly. I got a five. The percentage you need to get right to do well is low, and how you feel does not predict how you do.
  • Take a bit of time for yourself afterwards. It’s going to be May. The weather will be beautiful. Breathe it in. :)

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As part of my orientation for first year uni, I attended a session on how to make the most of lectures. Some of these tips and tricks are pretty straight forward, and can carry on from high school depending on the type of student you are/were. However, some of these also encourage you to become a more critical thinker, and help to better understand the content you’re learning in your lectures!

FIRSTLY, it is important to know WHY we go to lectures.

  • Lectures give us the essential and practical information we need to know about each subject we’re learning - Typically, lectures give you all the information you need to know for that week, and then you use that information in your tutorials later on.
  • Lectures provide an expert’s perspective of the content - Lecturers are usually well equipped with the knowledge surrounding your subject and provide useful perspectives, ideas and points of view regarding what you’re learning. This helps you to understand stuff more thoroughly, even if you don’t feel that way at first.
  • Following on from the previous point, lecture help to understand difficult concepts - Having someone talk through the information can help sort it out in your head rather than just reading a slab of text. Many lecturers will also use examples and anecdotes to substantiate the content, which not only helps you to understand, but can also be useful in assignments.
  • Lectures also encourage discipline specific styles of thinking - Different subjects require you to think differently eg. languages as compared to philosophy or a science. Going to lectures can expose us to these different thinking styles, which we also may adopt to other subjects should it suit.

PREPARING FOR LECTURES

Before your lectures, it’s important and helpful to have a general idea of what you’ll be expected to learn.

  • Review your lecture outline - This would usually be in your subject outline if you have one. It should specify what you’ll be learning each week. Try to determine what the aims of the lecture will be.
  • Consider how the topic fits in - Think about what you’ll be learning and how it’s connected to your subject. This causes you to think critically about what you will be learning.
  • READINGS - Make sure you read all the required readings before your lectures and tutorials so you can apply them to what you’re learning in class.
  • Make up questions - So while you don’t exactly know what you will be learning yet, you have a kind of general idea. Make up some questions of what you want answered in that lecture. If you have questions that follow the lecture or are during the lecture, write them down so you can ask them in your tutorial.

DURING LECTURES

Now that you’ve prepared for your lecture, what do you do? Let me tell you that it is not to use the free uni wifi to do some online shopping!

  • Make a written record - Write down what you hear, see, feel. Obviously you want to mostly be taking notes of what your lecturer is actually saying, but adding reflective commentary helps to make your notes more memorable of the moment in which you actually learnt the content.
  • Listen for main ideas and clues to details - Your lecturer will be emphasising certain parts of their spiel so keep an ear out for them because they’re important!
  • Copy/create graphic aids - If your lecturer has included them in their slides then it clearly is meant to be helpful. Creating your own also helps you to better learn and understand.
  • Write down examples - Your lecturer may often refer to examples which help back up and explain what they are trying to say. These are important to help you understand and can also be useful in your essays and papers.
  • Write down any questions - Keep these for your tutorials so clarify anything you’re unsure about.

ACTIVELY LISTENING

Actually listening in a lecture can be hard when there’s one person at the front of the room monotonously saying words that somehow sound like gibberish. So how do we make sure that we’re taking in everything we need to be?

  • Posture - Make sure you’re sitting up straight and not slouching in your chair! This engages your muscles, making you more alert and encourages blood to pump more efficiently through your body. Also try to sit in the first third of the theatre, closest to the lecturer to help you engage with the lecturer and reduce your likeliness to get distracted.
  • Look up from your notes and engage with your lecturer - Lecturers like this because it means you’re actually interested, and it can also force you to actually learn something instead of passively looking at your laptop or pen and paper.
  • Anticipate - Try to be at least one step ahead of the lecture. Not literally, but try to think about what they could be talking about next. This means you’re processing what they’re saying and grasping a better understanding.
  • QUESTIONS! - I’ll say it a million times, questions concerning anything you’re confused about are so important because it means you know what you don’t know and you have some intention of figuring it out.
  • Alternate listening, thinking and writing - You’ll have to be doing al three in your lecture so it’s important to master the rotation of them all.

BALANCING LISTENING AND NOTE TAKING

Sometimes note taking can affect our ability to listen to what the lecturer is actually saying, or sometimes we get so invested in what the lecturer is saying we forget to write it down. So where’s the happy medium?

  • Listen for clues - These may be any notes or graphics they put up on the screen, repetition, pauses or emphasis, their tone of voice, or the amount of time they spend on a particular topic. These are good to keep an ear out for as they can help you what to write down.
  • Listen for sign posts - These include words such as “this illustrates…”, “we know this because…”, or “scholars debate…” Lecturers are providing examples, evidence and issues within the topic here, which are important for you to have a better understanding and influence you to really reflect on it later on.

NOTE TAKING

All this stuff about note taking, but why do we actually do it???

  • Helps us concentrate
  • Identifying what is most important
  • Helps embed the content into our memory
  • Improves analytical skills
  • Helps in later assignments for that subject

So how do we effectively take notes?

  • Obvious one, but don’t write everything down! - only what appears to be useful and the key points
  • Examples are really useful to have so take note of those
  • Questions (again lol), thoughts and reflective comments
  • New terminology, references and readings - create a glossary with any new terms you’re unsure of and take note of what your lecturer refers to and recommends that you read because these can extend you in your assessments and exams
  • Determine if the information is available elsewhere - if you have access to lecture slides then copious notes are not as necessary because the information will be readily available. If you won’t be able to get access to the lecture again make sure you have everything you need to know!
  • If the purpose of the lecture is to provide background or context, listen more than you write. This information is not vital to your subject, but having a thorough understanding in your head rather than on a piece of paper is very important.
  • If you are listening to your lecturers point of view on an issue, take note of their arguments and how they structure them. Having an understanding of this can be useful in the formulation of your own perspective on the issue.

Formatting notes seems to be such an important issue in the studyblr community, but really, everyone is individual and we all learn in different ways. These are just some tips that I heard in the session:

  • Leave lots of space - Negative space in your notes can help declutter your mind. Also if you need to write something else down on that page then you have more space!
  • Be creative with your notes - You don’t need to make them pretty, but make them yours so you can understand them.
  • It’s a good idea to write down the title of the lecture and the lecturer on your notes just for future reference.
  • You can make your notes diagrammatic - Not everything needs to be written down in words!
  • Use your own abbreviations
  • At the end of the day, you want your notes to be exam ready so you’re just reviewing them in your SWOTVAC period!!

AFTER THE LECTURE

When the lecture ends, that doesn’t mean you should forget about everything you have just learnt. Reviewing the content is important so our brains don’t give into Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve!!

  • Engage with the material again - Change the format of your notes, or imagine different applications of the information. This helps to have a better and stronger understanding.
  • Compare and contrast different ideas within the content.
  • Ask and answer any of your own questions, or even questions within a study group.
  • Make flash cards or mind maps or whatever helps you learn.
  • Discuss the material with your classmates
  • Try to apply the content to real life or real world issues.
  • Try to review within 24 hours of the lecture and then regular daily reviews for at least 15 minutes.

I hope that these tips are helpful in your studies, obviously not all of them are for everyone, but be open to try something new!! Good luck and much love, Emmanuelle xx

How Monsta X Would Cuddle With Their S/O at Night

Hey guys! Sorry, I know that this was supposed to upload this a few days again, but I had some stuff to take care of. I’ll try to be better. In return, I am uploading the final two reactions in this series today and then, I’m going to work on the requests that I got. As always, if there is anything that you want to see, please send me a request! I love writing what you guys want to see. That being said, let’s get into this, shall we?

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     How would Monsta X cuddle with their girlfriend at night?


1. Shownu

     Shownu likes to sleep with your head resting on his chest and your arm thrown across him. He likes that he can tell that you’re there, even when he’s asleep. It comforts him. It’s the most helpful when he’s having trouble falling asleep because he’s warm and he can’t move.

2. Wonho

     Wonho likes to sleep holding you, so he prefers to be the big spoon. He prefers this position because if you need to turn over in your sleep, you’ll just end up facing him and that’s secretly his favorite part of the day.

3. Minhyuk

     Minhyuk loves it when you cuddle against his chest. The main reason for this, is so that he can wake you up with kisses if he wakes up before you. His goal is to do at least one cute thing for you each day, and this is usually the starting point.

4. Kihyun

     Kihyun is the most cuddly when he first wakes up in the morning. Sometimes, all he wants to do is cuddle up to you and go back to sleep, pretending like he doesn’t have to get out of bed yet. It doesn’t happen every morning, but on the mornings it does happen, it makes him ten times cuter.

5. Hyungwon

     Hyungwon doesn’t really like to cuddle when he sleeps. He will cuddle at any other point, but he’s falling asleep, it makes him uncomfortable to be cuddling. Sometimes, he will endure the discomfort if you had a really bad day and you really want to cuddle, but he won’t get very much sleep that night.

6. Jooheon

     Jooheon constantly loves to cuddle, so he would want to change up the cuddling position every night to try something new. He will have one or two positions that he decides he likes best but, that won’t stop him from constantly wanting to try new positions to see if there’s one that he loves more.

7. I.M.

     I.M. would want to cuddle in whatever position you prefer. He wants to make sure that you are comfortable and get enough sleep, so he will do his best to assist you by cuddling in whatever position you like. Even if the position is uncomfortable for him, he won’t tell you because he doesn’t really care.


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Would you mind driving us? (Part 2)

A/N: ‘I should really study’ she says as she writes a 3k words long imagine… WHY AM I DOING THIS DO MYSELF?!?! I need help.

Y’all wanted a part 2 to my little teasing story so here it is. It was written kind of fast so excuse me if it’s shit. Also I don’t know how tenses work in english so I just write what sounds good. If you see an error please point it out to me ;)
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Word count: 2,947


‘’Everything okay?’’ you smiled in his direction.

‘’It’s fine.’’ He chuckled. ‘’Just my girlfriend not being too pleased with my sudden disappearance.’’

You felt your stomach tighten and your heart skip a beat. ‘’Oh, you have a girlfriend.’’

PART 1

Driving back to the party all you could think about was how stupid you are. You actually thought a guy like that would go for a girl like you. You felt your heart beating in your chest and you feared it might jump out so you took a few deep breaths to calm yourself down. Shawn tried to make conversation but every time you opened your mouth your voice started to shake and all you could say was ‘yeah’, ‘cool’, or ‘that sounds like fun’.

Back at the house you trailed behind Shawn wondering if it’s worth going back to the party. You could just stay in your car and text Jessica to meet you there. Before entering he looked back at you and smiled. You were already hooked. You both entered the house and most people have already gone home, the music wasn’t as loud anymore and everything seemed fine. That is, until you looked to your left and there was a girl fast approaching, yelling at you. ‘’Is that her? Is that the bitch you’re fucking? Don’t you dare lie to me Shawn!’’

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The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty; Chap. 1

summary: 
“if you wanna start a fight, you better throw the first punch, make it a good one.
and if you wanna make it through the night, you better say my name like
the good, the bad, and the dirty.”

or alternatively, a high school au in which dan and phil used to be best friends and are now enemies that hate each other’s guts until it becomes something a little more complicated than they thought.

genre: angst, smut, some fluff

warnings: graphic fighting scenes, a few mentions of blood, friends with benefits, eventual smut and acts will be specified per chapter, enemies to friends with benefits to lovers, e x c r u t i a t i n g l y  slow burn

word count in this chapter: 2444

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a/n: not going to lie, i’m very excited for this fic and feedback on whether you guys like it too is much appreciated it <3 this is something that has been an idea for a very long time and i thought it was time to write it and see what you guys think! i’m going to try and upload this every thursday. like i said, feedback is appreciated!!! hope you enjoy :))))) <3333

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Hello everyone!

A little over a year ago, I started Floral Dictionary as a way to publish a personal research and art project that had been long in the making. I’m so, so happy that it has become this popular! I’m grateful to you all for reading, reblogging, following, and just appreciating my work.

I put a lot of time and hard work into making this blog happen: painting and writing is only what you can see above the surface. I do it all for for free with love, but I just moved out on my own for the first time and money is tight! So, I’ve added a donate button to the blog header, and am opening 10 commission slots!

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Because it’s my first time offering commissions, I will send you a painting for the low price of $35! Starting from this price, you can receive a personalised watercolour painting of A6 format through post.

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Love, Mira

16 More Journaling Prompts

I put these on my Booktube but for those who like lists here ya go

  1. A zodiac sign that is more like you than your own
  2. A list of quotes to brighten your day
  3. A collage that best shows who you are
  4. Make a middle school playlist if all the songs you jammed back in the day
  5. No lies-all truths! List things you won’t admit to yourself or other people
  6. Paste a picture and on the other side write about what you see or how it makes you feel! It can be a magazine cut out, polaroid, etc
  7. Imagine you got drunk and married your best friend boy or girl it doesnt matter; now list all the pros and cons
  8. Imagine you were a zombie about to dive into some brains…now write what would be going through your mind (for all my fellow weirdos)
  9. “Let me punch him just this once.” Write about the first person who comes to your mind and why
  10. Team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct? Make your paige colored with your team and what the team symbolizes
  11. The angriest moment: write about the time you’ve been the angriest and what you wish you gad or had bot done about the situation
  12. The saddest moment: confess to the person who hurt you the most and how they hurt you. Don’t leave a thing out. (In case your worried about privacy give the person a diff name like, ‘Maddy’ or 'Experiment 626’. Lol
  13. “A dream without action is just a wish.” My dad says this all the time. What does it mean to you?
  14. Early bird or Night wolf? Which one are you? Explain ways you are either one.
  15. Plan the birthday party you always wanted…you never know when dreams will come true!
  16. Write about something you truly don’t understand
Got7 Reacts to You Kissing Them in Front of Their Members and Leaving a Lipstick Mark

Hey guys! This is the first of a few requests I’ve gotten over the past couple of days. I’m almost at 300 followers!! I have a special BTS text series I’m going to do once I reach the 300 mark, so please look forward to that! As always, if there’s anything that you would like to see; reaction, scenario, or text message; please send it in! I love to write what you guys what to see! Now, let’s get into this, shall we?

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      Anonymous: Hiiii! Can you do got7 reactions to their gf kissing them only to get lipstick on their face??? (Lol I’ve been doing this to my friend a lot, he hates it so I thought it’d be funny!) Thank you!!

I changed it the tiniest bit so that you do it in front of their members! I hope that that’s okay!!


1. Mark (This is cute and I can’t, but I’m not sorry.)

     Mark wouldn’t really care that you kissed him in front of his bandmates. He grew up with sisters, so he’s probably used to this kind of thing happening. I don’t think he would really care that much about the lipstick marks. He’d probably get up and eventually clean it off, he wouldn’t get annoyed or anything. He might even find it a little cute that you are comfortable enough with him and his members to kiss him in front of them.
     "That was cute, Jagiya,“ Mark smiles at you and presses a kiss to your temple, wrapping his arm around your waist.

2. Jaebum

     Jaebum would be a little blushy when you kiss him in front of his members. He would get super shy and would probably have to resist the urge to duck his head. It may take him a little while to realize that you had left a mark on his face. He would instantly be red against and he would have a hard time looking at his members.
     "Jagiya,” Jaebum whines as he looks at you, his expression a tiny bit annoyed,“ You didn’t tell me you left a mark on my face. The other members saw it.”

3. Jackson

     Jackson would probably jump up and run away if you kissed him in front of the other members. This is the kind of thing that can easily make Jackson flustered and unsure of how he should react. He would probably run into the bathroom and lock the door to hide in there. While he was in there, he would probably notice the mark and scrub it away, distracting himself from his shyness. Eventually, he would calm down enough to come back and sit next to you, pouting a little.
     "Jagiya, why would you do that in front of my members?“ Jackson pouts, his bottom lip sticking out a little. His hoping his cuteness will make you feel bad so you won’t do it again.

4. Jinyoung (Prepare yourselves for this one #sorrynotsorry)

     Jinyoung would have absolutely no reaction whatsoever. He wouldn’t want to encourage you to do it again so he just remains emotionless, but he’s a little bit flustered on the inside. He would just wet a paper towel and clean the mark off of his face since this isn’t the first time that you’ve tried to fluster him like this. He does it to you all the time so you started trying to get revenge.
     "Still not satisfied?” Jinyoung says nonchalantly, leaning closer to you so that his mouth is next to your ear,“ Your little plan doesn’t seem to be working.”

5. Youngjae

     Youngjae, being the smol sunshine that he is, would become immediately flustered. His face would become bright red and he would have a hard time meeting anyone’s eyes. He would be so flustered, that he wouldn’t even think about the fact that you probably left a lipstick mark on his face. He probably wouldn’t even notice the mark until that evening, which would make him flustered all over again.
     "Jagiya, everyone else could see us!“ Youngjae whines, his expression flustered,” You could have at least told me you left a mark on my face….“

6. BamBam (Also, this gif though. He’s way too much sometimes but I love him…)

     BamBam is a cocky little shit. He would be pretty happy that you kissed him in front of his members. He would pull you closer and have a cocky smile on his face, not necessarily realizing that there were lipstick marks on his face. Most likely, one of the other members would point it out and that’s what would fluster him.
     "Really?” BamBam would frantically rub his face with his hand, his face a little red.

7. Yugyeom (This gif is somehow both adorable and rude and I don’t like it….)

     Yugyeom wouldn’t really care that you kisses him in front of his members. He might be a little red but he’s not going to freak out like some of the other members *cough* Jackson *cough*. He would probably just wet a paper towel and clean off the mark, but he would want to make sure he didn’t miss any of it.
     "Jagiya, didn’t I get it all?“ Yugyeom asks, turning his face toward you.


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Vintage Horror:The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

“What does he do, this man you seek?”

Sometimes a whole film is condensed in one scene of it, in one single, powerful, unforgettable image. In the case of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, one in particular, at the beginning immediately struck me as iconic: Jodie Foster’s agent Clarice Starling is called to her boss’s desk and gets into a lift full of male FBI cadets that are all at least a head taller than her. 

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Academy Award for Best Actress:

64. Jodie Foster // The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)

You see a lot, Doctor. But are you strong enough to point that high-powered perception at yourself? What about it? Why don’t you - why don’t you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe you’re afraid to.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any suggestions or resources which could help when writing a chase scene? I'm writing one right now and it just feels too quick, like the characters teleported rather than the long chase that it was in my head

It’s going to be a lot of body movement description and some emotional description about how the character feels for what they’re running to/from. Descriptions are the best way to slow a scene down. Just pretend that you’re watching it in slow motion, write what you see/feel, and then fit it all together into paragraphs. 

This might might might help. I know, it’s about fight scenes, but you can draw some really good points!

Got7 Reacts to You Being Catcalled and It Triggering You

Hey guys! Omg, I reached 300 followers!! I’m going to work on those texts today and try to upload at least one or two today. Please, just be patient with me :). Okay, so I may or may not destroy a few of you with this one because the fan service is strong in this one….. As always, if there’s anything you want to see; reaction, scenario, or text; please send me a request! I love writing what you want to see! Now, lets get into this, shall we?

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     Anonymous:  Hiii! Can you do a got7 or BTS reaction to you having a breakdown/panic attack because someone cat called you at the store and it triggered you? (Sorry something like this happened and I thought this might make me/other people feel better 😅)

For this one, like the BTS one, they are with you when it happens. This is all based on my own experience with my friend and physical touch seems to help her so that is what I’m basing it on.


1. Mark (These gifs are amazing, and he is so beautiful, and I love him….)

     Mark would be super pissed that anyone thought it was okay to talk to you that way. He wouldn’t want to cause a scene though, so he would just take your hand and squeeze it, quietly leading you from the store. He would get into the backseat of the car and pull your back against his chest, just holding you.
     "We’ll go back in after a while. For now, just let me hold you so we can both catch our breathe,“ Mark says softly in your ear, resting his chin on your shoulder,” I’m sorry that I couldn’t do anything to stop that, baby.“

2. Jaebum

     Jaebum would snap at the person, his expression livid. His anger would make him want to yell at that person for a long time, but he knew that he needed to take care of you. He would lead you to the car and drive you both home, trying to cool his anger. At home, he would slump on the couch and release a sigh, closing his eyes and leaning his head back on the couch. After a moment, he would open his eyes and hold his hand out to you.
     "Come here, baby,” He would take your hand and pull you against his side, rubbing his hand up and down your arm,“ I’m sorry, Jagi. I shouldn’t have gotten so angry. Are you okay? Assholes like that shouldn’t be allowed to go outside around other people.”

3. Jackson

     Jackson would want to be angry but he knows that his anger won’t fix anything. He would take you to an empty part of the store and just hold you for a while, rubbing his hand up and down your back. Once you feel a little better, he would get everything you needed and drive you both back home. Back in your apartment, he would sit you on the couch and lean down to press a soft kiss against your lips.
     "I’m going to go make dinner. Just find a movie or show you want to watch and I’ll bring it to you when it’s done. Food always helps you feel better,“ Jackson smiles his cheeky little smile and kisses you one more time,” I’ll be in the kitchen if you need me.

4. Jinyoung

     Jinyoung would not be happy, but he wouldn’t end up yelling. Mama Jinyoung wants to lecture the idiot on the proper way to talk to another living person, but protective boyfriend Jinyoung knows that now is not the time to do that. He would take your hand and squeeze it and press a kiss to the back of your hand. He would drive to your favorite ice cream shop and buy you whatever you wanted and then stop at your favorite restaurant to order dinner.
     "We can cuddle on the couch and have dinner. After dinner, I’ll give you a shoulder massage if you want,“ Jinyoung reaches out to tuck a piece of hair behind your ear, his fingers brushing your cheek,” It’ll help you relax and forget about that dumbass. They’re just jealous that I have the perfect Jagiya.“

5. Youngjae

     Youngjae is not a confrontational person so he would be upset that he can’t stand up to someone who disrespected you like that. He would buy what you came for and load up the car, his expression dejected. He would be internally berating himself for not being stronger. At home, he would hug you as tightly as he could, just holding you for a while.
     "I’m sorry that I’m not stronger, Jagi,” Youngjae breathes, his voice shaky,“ I’m sorry that I couldn’t stand up to him, that I couldn’t bring myself to say anything. I promise to be better in the future and to do my best to protect you. Next time this happens, call me, text me, facetime me, whatever you can manage and I will be there as soon as I can. I don’t care if I’m on tour or a show, I will do whatever I can to be there for you.”

6. BamBam

     Lets just say, if looks could kill, BamBam would be a murderer. He would stare the asshole straight in the eyes as he gives you the most passionate kiss he possibly could, his expression challenging the idiot to say anything else. He would put his arm around you and tuck you against his side, leading you out of the store. He would lean against the car, still holding you in his arms.
     “So, here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to forget about that asshole and I’m going to take you shopping for some new clothes. Then you’re going to get dressed up and wear that dress that you haven’t had an excuse to wear yet and we’re gonna go to a really nice dinner, okay?“ BamBan presses butterfly kisses along your jaw before letting you go so he can hold the car door open for you.

7. Yugyeom (This gif is so rude!! Why do I do these things!!)

     Yugyeom is about ready to fight a bitch, but He knows that it will just cause more problems for you. He would end up driving you both to the dorm, which would confuse you. He would lead you inside and sit you in front of their tv, handing you a controller. He would turn on a zombie game, taking his own controller and sitting next to you.
     "Whenever I’m upset, I don’t like to be alone and I usually want to kill things, so, we’re killing two birds with one stone. You just keep killing things and I’ll keep you alive. I texted Jungkook and he’s going to pick up snacks and drop by later,” Yugyeom brushes his thumb along your jawline, meeting your eyes,“ It’s better to be surrounded by people who love you than to listen to the words of some idiot spewing nonsense. Trust me on this one? You know Jungkookie and I will help you relax.”


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anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for people who want to become authors?

I most certainly do! Now, most of my tips are going to seem a bit cliched, but they really are some of the best things I can suggest.

1) Write as often as you can. I personally write almost every day, and have been doing so for about two or more years now. It doesn’t have to be something big or something amazing or something good, but as long as you’re in the habit of writing, it becomes just a bit easier.

2) Read as often as you can. I notice a significant difference in my writing when I’ve been reading copiously. Sometimes, I’ll even be inspired to write while reading, and set aside the book and pull up my laptop. Being surrounded by the medium you work on has a few benefits: you can see what you like in writing, what you dislike, and see the conventions of certain genres. (The last one will help you either fit or break the mold, depending on how you feel)

3) Never wait for inspiration. Waiting for it to “come to you” is one of the most damaging things an artist can do, because it keeps you from perfecting your craft. I imagine that if I only ever waited for inspiration to write, I’d have only a couple thousand words and an assortment of outlines. Inspiration is a good thing to start out a project, but to complete it, you’re going to need an intrinsic drive.

4) Don’t edit your work while it’s in progress. It’ll only stop you up more than anything. For novels especially, you’re going to decide halfway through a draft that you don’t like the way things have been going and you want to change it. That’s okay. But it’s best to make a note of it and save it for the next draft. If you start changing things while you write, you’re going to get so waterlogged in the same few places that you may not actually finish the work. (Bonus tip: feel free to change things in the middle of a draft. It’s okay to be inconsistent when you’re just going through the motions. That’s what polishing, editing, and future drafts are for.)

5) Be your own biggest supporter. Now, this one is admittedly the most difficult thing, and the least specific to writing. This doesn’t mean to think that your work is perfect and to brush aside all criticism; rather, don’t let criticisms stop you. Keep in mind that every individual has specific preferences in how they read or write. I, for example, have very specific feelings on formatting of a book and absolutely loathe things written in the present tense. But that doesn’t mean anything written that way is bad. In fact, I’ve enjoyed a number of books written that way. However, if you get the same criticism from multiple people, then you may want to consider changing that element. Art is an extremely subjective thing, and storytelling even more so. Some people simply won’t understand or enjoy what you have to offer. But others will. You have to trust in yourself and your own work.


For five tips, this is much longer than I had expected. (Whoops) I hope that these help! Also, I’ll probably address all of these things more in depth in the future on my channel! Filming is complete for the first video, so I just have to edit and create some channel art before I launch!