yes this is a project now

anonymous asked:

My goal is to become a writer/illustrator, but I don't know that much about it, or what it entails, so I'm excited to see the projects you're working on are a similar style to ideas I have in my head. For example, short story anthologies that are illustrated, or illustrated novellas. I love children's book illustrations and wanted to integrate that into stories for an older audience, is that something that illustrators do now?

The short answer is a resounding yes. Illustration’s history is firmly rooted in books and printmaking- think illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts and lithographs. The Golden Age of Illustration (from the 1890s to about the 1920s), refers entirely to a boom period of exemplary book art. Today there’s definitely another upward trend, specifically in book illustration for older audiences, across all genres.

I understand where you’re coming from though if you’ve just gotten your foot in the door. At a glance it can seem like book art is concentrated entirely around children’s media; picture books, comics, chapter books and the like all call for image-heavy design to hold a child’s attention. That’s mostly what it is though- a matter of design. Contemporary YA and adult media assume a level of sophistication; too many spots and full illustrations can harm the story flow. You can imagine it’d be a feat at any rate to fully illustrate some 900+ page Victor Hugo monstrosity, as opposed to a 15 page picture book. (there’s a difference though between ‘sophistication’ and ‘boring clinical minimalism’- but that’s a whole other can of worms).

Book illustration work itself involves any combination of being contacted by editors, sending out story pitches, and self publishing/making zines. There are precious few in-house illustration jobs at publishing companies, and they’d most definitely expect some graphic design qualifications too. No discouragement intended though- freelance book art is The Done Thing, it’s the industry standard. At the moment, as a recent graduate, I’m in the business of self publishing and zines- starting small and simple, really. Portfolios and solid examples of work come first.

Speaking of examples, If you don’t know of it, I’d like to point you in the direction of The Folio Society- they’re a collective literally dedicated to making beautiful illustrated books. It’s easy to spend a long while browsing through all the work they have on their site http://www.foliosociety.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAxarQBRAmEiwA6YcGKA1xjjmm5jlcg6xFyWvD5koU6xilKXJJE5Y_Yl91i0AgNK0fPRBZ2BoCSAMQAvD_BwE

At any rate, artists have been illustrating all manner of books since time immemorial, there’s no stopping that. I think people have always loved beautiful books, so there has been/ there probably will always be a demand for book illustrators ahaha.

CSLB Author Spotlight: hookedonapirate

Today’s featured Captain Swan Little Bang author is @hookedonapirate!

How long have you been writing for the OUAT fandom? Did you write anything else (original or fan fiction) before joining the OUAT fandom?

2 years, nothing else.

What sort of fic do you like to write? What sort of fic do you like to read?

I usually write aus, I read anything if I like the content.

Besides your Little Bang fic, do you have anything else in the works?

Yes, I have several fics I’m currently working on.

If this is your first time participating in a Big or Little Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?

I wanted to sign up for the big bang but was unable to make a commitment. Now i have a one shot that I’ve been wanting to write for a long time and never got around to it, so this project is my motivation.

Featured Fic: Tangled Up in Blue

This is one fic that has been really challenging from the beginning. It started with some negative reviews but I kept going with it, and I know it’s not perfect by any means but I think it has really touched a lot of readers and inspired hope for people who are in abusive relationships. I’ve had many readers tell me some heartbreaking stories from their personal experience, and tell me how I’ve touched on many things that they’ve actually experienced, so it feels unreal knowing that this story had that kind of an emotional effect on people.

Check out @hookedonapirate on FFnet and AO3!

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THANKS TO THE GRACIOUS SPONSORSHIP OF @madamsharley , AND MY BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS, WE NOW HAVE LOUNGE AREAS SET UP IN ALL OF THE DISTRICTS. COMPLETE WITH TEN CENT VENDING MACHINES. OR ALTERNATIVELY: FREE SOUP, HOT DAWGS, MOUNTAIN LIGHTNING, FAYGO, AND ORANGE DRINK FROM THE SNACK CARTS. COME AND SEE IT OR NOT, I DON’T GIVE A FUCK.  

WHAT I DO GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IS THE FACT WE HAVE DONATION BOXES THAT NEED TO BE FILLED, AND A CURRENTLY EMPTY CLOTHING DROP OFF. KEEP READING UNDER THE CUT. ( YOU’RE WELCOME FOR THAT, BY THE WAY. )

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timelordlullaby  asked:

Hello, I know at one point you were looking for ideas for animatics, and I just wanted to suggest For the Dancing and the Dreaming from How to Train Your Dragon 2 with Celine and William. Because it's adorable.

Yes! I am always open for new ideas of animatics! It’s usually hit and miss to see what will stick with me but I love hearing peoples ideas! Right now my output is kinda stalling cuz of school (I have three different big projects to work on in the next little bit so for art in general thats the case)

I agree that does sound like a super cute animatic! However I probably will not do it as this song has always been a love of mine and I actually already have one… done? In a sense? Years ago, probably two orthree, maybe even four, I did an animatic like thing for it. This was before animatics were even popular or anything, but even back then I always planned them out in my head. It was done with two of my sisters ocs. Since it’s more or less the first animatic I did (I’d have to go back and check to be sure - the Undertale pmv was either the sketchbook previous to it or after it I’m just too lazy to dig through my sketchbooks atm) I have always intended to redo it sometime and I try not to reuse songs too often *looks guiltily at my three Satisfied animatics*


TLDR: I always love hearing suggestions for song and love the idea but already have plans for the song! Thank you so much though for the suggestion and I’d love to hear anymore you have!

I won’t be posting a lot for a bit in order to focus on not failing my classes at school so don’t expect much until like after Dec 8th ish :D

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Day and Night

“when in distress, draw a dude in a dress” is what i always say

and man a lot of you have been mentioning me on this post and the first time i saw it i fell in love but before drawing yuuri in that dress i had to find something for viktor and lo and behold i found this on my dash

People really don’t understand the difference between a character being attractive and being intended for consumption by the other gender.

There’s a big difference between a character looking hot and a character being intended for sexualization. There are lots of attractive characters out there that aren’t intended to be consumed by other genders, objectified, and sexualized. For example:

Batman. Undeniably attractive. He is good looking.

But he was not intended for consumption by women. He get’s power poses and muscles because that’s how men want their male heroes, the one’s they aspire to be like and project onto, to look.

By contrast look at Black Widow. She is intended for male consumption.

She doesn’t have long legs, a tiny waist, a pronounced butt, and big boobs because that is what women want their heroes to look like. She looks like that because that’s what men want their women heroes, the one’s they picture themselves romancing, to look like. She’s not just attractive, she is also sexualized and intended for a male audience.

Now look at a male character meant for women. Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.

He’s not buff and bulky, he’s long, lean, and well dressed. This is what women want their hero men, the one’s they want to fall in love with, to look like. This isn’t a male fantasy, this is a female one. 

Now look at a women intended for women. The main characters from Totally Spies.

They have small waists and long legs yes but their boobs and butts aren’t particularly noticeable. They get power poses instead of one’s intended to sexualize. They look like this because this is what women want to project themselves on. This is a women’s power fantasy. This is closer in comparison to Batman, good looking but powerful, than it is to Black Widow, sexualized. 

Now are all of these characters attractive? Yes. But do you see the difference between sexy and sexualized? Sexy depends on the ‘type’ of the viewer and what they like in men and women. Sexualized has less to do with what you personally think is hot and more to do with what society as a whole thinks is hot. So when I say that Wonder Woman in the movie was not meant for male consumption I am not saying she isn’t beautiful, sexy, or attractive (I left that movie gayer than I was before). What I am saying is that she was posed, treated, costumed, and written more like an attractive human than like an object for men to gawk at.

Announcing Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Dear Life is Strange fans,

Thank you for your incredible support over the last few years. We know you have been eagerly anticipating what is next for Life is Strange so we really hope you enjoyed the announcement trailer for Life is Strange: Before the Storm and are looking forward to the release of the first episode on 31stAugust 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam).

So yes, that means there are now TWO Life is Strange projects in development, with DONTNOD Entertainment having also recently announced that they are also working on a new game. You’ll be the first to hear when we have more news on their game but for now, let’s focus on the newly announced Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Before the Storm is our reaction to so many of you asking for the chance to revisit Arcadia Bay. This is where Denver based Deck Nine Games  come in. Deck Nine Games are veteran game developers who, although being a new narrative games studio, have an extremely talented team from videogames, TV and film and a powerful set of proprietary tools called Storyforge. Please join us in giving them a very warm welcome to the Life is Strange family. You’ll get to meet the team and see their fantastic work during E3. Be sure to tune into the IGN livestream on Monday 12th June at 12:00 noon Pacific for the world’s first gameplay reveal.

You will also no doubt be excited to hear that Ashly Burch, Chloe’s original voice actor, makes a welcome return to the family this time on writing duties. Fans of Ashly will know she’s an Emmy nominated writer and it’s great to have her writing dialogue for a new younger, 16 year old Chloe, this time voiced by extremely talented actress Rhianna DeVries.

Ashly is writing alongside a passionate and talented team of writers at Deck Nine lead by Lead Writer Zak Garriss. The writing team have been working hard to create a compelling and rich three episode story that’s set before the events of the first game and focuses on when Chloe meets Rachel. Unlike Max, Chloe has no rewind power, so we highly recommend you think before you speak..! Chloe’s sharp tongue will require her to live with whatever she says and as before, every single action and choice will have a direct consequence in the short, mid and long term.

We know that many of you would love to see more from Max. Due to the way in which the first game ended, we didn’t want to canonize one group of players’ choices over the other – a sentiment echoed strongly by our community. That being said, we will still be giving you one final chance to play as Max through the self-contained bonus “Farewell” episode, which takes place long before the events of Before the Storm. This stand-alone bonus episode, will release after episode 3, and is only available as part of the Deluxe Edition of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Rest assured, anyone purchasing the complete season of Before the Storm will get the full story. Max’s ‘Farewell’ episode really is just a bonus episode for those who would like to play as her one final time.

Thank you once again, for all your dedication over recent years. We can’t wait to hear what you think about Life is Strange: Before the Storm. There will, of course, be many more details revealed during E3. Make sure you check out the below video, made by the team over at Deck Nine Games, as there are many new details in to dive into. There is also an FAQ here but as usual, do let us know if you have any other burning questions in the meantime!

Many thanks,

The Life is Strange Team

from an autistic in The Real World

“in the Real World people won’t let you wear headphones or earplugs!”

yes they fucking will nobody gives a shit if you’re wearing earplugs.

“in the Real World you’ll never have a silent place to work!”

See point number 1. Also, libraries.

“in the Real World people aren’t going to always accommodate you!”

well maybe not in every life instance but in schools and work environments it’s literally illegal not to provide ADA accommodations so

“in the Real World you’re going to have to work with people you don’t know!”

hoooooo let me tell you right now that professional collaboration and bullshit school group projects don’t even sort of function the same way

“In the Real World you’re just going to have to deal with it!”

well the Real World doesn’t actively keep my personal coping tools away from me so dealing with it isn’t half as hard as dealing with you.

I love reading fics about OTPs having mental bonds and things like that, but they’re always so profound. It’d be so much more entertaining if they still thought like normal people. Imagine this stuff:

  • “You’ve had that song stuck in your head for days. It’s driving me nuts, too.”
  • “Why are you making a grocery list in your head while we’re having sex?”
  • “Is that really what you think about my ass?”
  • “Stop projecting so much belligerent boredom. I love this TV show.”
  • “No, you didn’t forget to lock the door. You can quit fixating on it now.”
  • “Yes, that sounds much better in your head.”
  • “Is that really who you’re daydreaming about naked?”
  • “Less homicidal thoughts about your annoying coworker right now, please. I’m in a meeting over here.”
  • “It’s coffee you’re craving. Go get some. And bring me some. You made me want it, too.”
  • “Thanks for the road rage thoughts. I’ll take the back roads home. See you in an hour.”
  • “If you think ‘knit, knit, purl,’ one more time, I’ll stab you with those needles.”
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BTS x SPOTIFY :: BTS’ playlist (YNWA & discography)

Noah fence but I get the vibe Lena might genuinely believe she’s gonna die any day now, like she gets death threats and attacks so readily that when those dudes attack her she just whips out her taser and when supergirl catches her she’s just kind of like oh, so this is what’s happening now. That and how she actively pursues her friendship with Kara - showing up at her house, her work. Giving her automatic access. The fact that she works into the night on a project for Kara. I feel like she’s very immediate about all her desires and ambitions, like no I’m not going to text you, I’m going to come see you because I might die before I see you again. Yes I will stay up all night on this because you need me to and if I die tomorrow morning I won’t be able to do this for you. And when people threaten her life she fights back while assuming she’s a goner, and then when she survives she’s just like oh, okay. Guess I’ll keep working then. Lena Luthor doesn’t expect to make it to 30, so she’s going to use what little time she has to make the biggest impact possible.

Chapter five: Diagon Alley

The pile of tried wands was mounting higher and higher on the spindly chair, but the more wands Mr Ollivander pulled from the shelves, the happier he seemed to become.
‘Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we’ll find the perfect match here somewhere - I wonder, now - yes, why not - unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.’
Harry took the wand. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wand above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a stream of red and gold sparks shot from the end like a firework, throwing dancing spots of light on to the walls. Hagrid whooped and clapped and Mr Ollivander cried, ‘Oh, bravo! Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well … how curious … how very curious …’

[TRANS] BTS - Come Back Home (lyrics)

Original: Seo Taiji & Kids - Come Back Home
Remake: BTS (Seo Taiji 25 Project, BTS X Seo Taiji)
Lyrics: Seo Taiji, Rap Monster, J-hope, Supreme Boi
Composer: Seo Taiji
Arranged by Supreme Boi, Pdogg

KRN - ENG © ktaebwi

CUZ I’M COMIN BACK HOME

What am I trying hard to search for
Where am I restlessly flowing to

I once saw the end of my life
My heart grew suffocating
Blocking my life
Is the fear of my future

Angry? Hungry? Yes I’m hangry
Everyday is a reiteration, the future is bullshit
There wasn’t me
And there wasn’t even tomorrow

We are still young
We still have a fine future
So let’s wipe that cold tears now and COME BACK HOME

Why wasting time
My blood and sweat speak the truth
Let’s embed my name on that trophy and COME BACK HOME

YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME In this harsh life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I have to complete myself

COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (In this harsh life)
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (I have to complete myself)

HUNNIT BAND HUNNIT BAND HUNNIT BAND
To give the honor of the family to my mother
And my family’s stomachs, to make them burst
Keep working hard, working hard, working hard
My friends, chain up your worries
The path ahead us is bright
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM AND WE STILL GOING UP
I want more

We are still young
We still have a fine future
So let’s wipe that cold tears now and COME BACK HOME

Why wasting time
My blood and sweat speak the truth
Let’s embed my name on that trophy and COME BACK HOME

YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME In this harsh life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I have to complete myself

OH YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME
(Come back home) X2

CUZ I’M COMIN BACK HOME

YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME In this harsh life
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME Warmer than a runaway spirit
YOU MUST COME BACK HOME I have to complete myself

COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (In this harsh life)
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME
COME BACK TO MY HOME COME BACK HOME (I have to complete myself)

Divide: An Album Summary

Eraser: brb dropping all of my responsibilities until i learn this rap 

Castle on a Hill: this is the type of song that if you listen it to while walking, you end up going like 10x your normal pace 

Dive: this song will be sung to every cheesecake i eat (also like idk about you but the beginning kinda sounds like dangerous woman??)

Shape of You: like idk why but all I can think of during this song is somebody bouncing a basketball?? 

Perfect: wedding dance song for 2k17 and beyond

Galway Girl: Irish dance party 

Happier: no i’m not crying. I just have something stuck my eyes. yes, yes, both of my eyes

New Man: okay but literally every line in this song could be put on a t-shirt

Hearts Don’t Break Around Here: in which every person listening to this imagines ed singing this to them 

What Do I Know?: what do I know? i know that my boi ed is amazing (also: in which a song can age me back 10 years)

How Would You Feel (Paean): pure cinnamon roll in lyrical form #bless 

Supermarket Flowers: shit i will never be able to buy flowers from walmart ever again without crying 

Barcelona: I never would have thought that I would be attracted to a ginger british guy singing in spanish, but here we are. i can now die in peace. 

Bibia Be Ye Ye: *frantically head bobs* *bangs an invisible drum* *astral projects my body into heaven*

Nancy Mulligan: Irish dance party, pt. II (also super cute)

Save Myself: “’cause she’d just smile and I’m complaining in a song, but it helps” - same, Ed, same

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So… I took a bit of an ‘unannounced vacation’ for a few weeks while I tried to regain my sanity but everything’s cool now and I’m going to get back to drawing responses.

Bruised (Richie/Eddie) 8/12

 Summary: It’s 1993 and the summer from many years ago is dead and gone. Many have drifted apart from the Losers club and its at the point where there is no club at all. The atmosphere is cold just like the winter months and the only blushes to be found are the ones that are caused from the piercing spikes of cold that heat skin up. Being a teenage boy is hard; especially for the two boys that now count each other as strangers. In which both boys make a plan, but both disrupt each others.

Warning(s): Panic Attack scene mixed with vomit

A/N: I quote from my favourite poetry book Salt in this part, s/o to whoever sees the ref!

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Eddie walked into his home, his heart hammering in his chest and washing his blood around his system at a high rate; after checking stuff off his bucket list such as skipping school, smoking a cigarette, kissing someone and stand up in the back of a car/truck of some sort with the wind in his face (bonus points that it was to Hey Jude) he was feeling starstruck after such an eventful day.

It was all because of Richie.

Eddie felt breathless, but in the best way possible. For once, he wasn’t reaching for his inhaler despite him losing it. For once, Eddie had rebelled for once in his life and didn’t regret a minute of it.

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Jake Peralta: Stepdad!AU

So this was going to be an actual fic, but, alas, any sort of narrative wouldn’t come, so instead allow me to offer a series of (not at all canon-timeline compliant) headcanons about Amy Santiago’s tiny daughter taking Jake in as part of the family:

  • When Amy starts at the Nine-Nine, she is Very Adamant that Jake will never meet Maya, largely because a) He’s the worst, and b) Maya doesn’t need to see her mother curse out a fellow employee, but mostly c) He’s The Worst.
  • Except she only lasts twelve days, at which point Captain McGinley calls her in on her day off because he’s finally realized that his new detective has started and he wants to meet her, even though they have met four (4) times and he’s assigned two cases to her and Jake
    • It’s supposed to be a short meeting and she promises a very teary-eyed Maya that she’ll be real quick, but she needs to go in without Maya because McGinley looks like he might yell for some reason, Amy can just tell, and Sarge isn’t here and Amy barely knows anyone else and Jake offers, basically
    • Maya is just v. v. teary when Amy blows her a quick kiss before entering McGinley’s office
    • The meeting lasts exactly forty-seven minutes
    • Amy expects A Disaster when she gets out, or at the very least a very stressed-out Jake trying to pass her daughter off on someone else
    • But instead Maya is sitting in Jake’s lap with two of his superhero figurines gripped between her sweaty little hands, patiently telling a story while Jake writes on a piece of paper next to her
    • “And then there’s a dragon,” Maya says breathlessly, and Jake nods along patiently
    • “Fire-breathing or bearded?” he offers, and Maya really considers it for a moment before deciding on bearded. “Got it, I’ve jotted that down.”
    • “I thought no one was allowed to touch your dolls?” Amy asks when she gets to them, and she’s a little stressed out about this whole situation because Jake is suddenly, like, a kind person? Who’s been watching her daughter for forty-seven minutes and counting?
    • “Uh, obviously this is Red Metal Man and Mr. Star, okay.”
    • It’s not. It’s Iron Man and Captain America, and Amy can tell because she’s not totally out of the loop of the cultural zeitgeit, okay, and she sometimes pays attention to movie posters and has very definitely seen at least two of the superhero movies
    • “Plus I believe I said no Santiagos, and that was back before I knew there was a cool Santiago in the clan.”
    • Maya, meanwhile, has grabbed a pen off of Jake’s desk and is now leaning precariously over said desk and drawing on some of the large blank spaces Jake had left on the paper
    • And Amy realizes that Jake was writing down Maya’s story but made sure there was room so she could draw
    • Jake grins at her sheepishly, braces Maya with one hand on her back to make sure she doesn’t slip, and says, “It’s her vision, and she’s, like, a really good storyteller.”
    • Amy swoons, but in a low-key, subtle way. Probably.
    • Anyway, but Jake is also The Worst, so it doesn’t matter

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Love Me Please

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader

Genre: CEO!AU | Angst/Fluff

Word Count: 1872

Author’s Note: I do not own the gif. Credit goes to owner.

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Being the personal assistant of one of Korea’s well known businessman wasn’t easy. Especially, when said businessman was the most morose and irritating person you’ve ever met in your life. To be honest, when you first applied for this job, you did not expect your boss to be a 22-year-old young man. At the beginning, you admired how well he handled his work and company with passion and hard work at such a young age, finding it even attractive to the point where you couldn’t wait to go to work the next morning. Well, that was until he removed that heartwarming smile and showed his true face. Who would have known that said boss was hiding a very conceited personality behind that ‘Oh I’m so hardworking, down to earth and I love my job’ mask? Surprise! You didn’t. Until he started picking at everything you were doing, be it good or bad, giving you harsh comments every now and then, making you want to punch him right in the face. But being the hardworking woman you were, you never gave up and worked even harder, proving to him that no matter what he was doing, you wouldn’t break down as he wished you would.

You name is Y/N, and you are going to show your Boss, Kim Taehyung, that you’re unbreakable.


“Mr. Kim, we need to hurry-“

Before you could end your sentence, you covered your eyes with your hands, turning your head around so fast you thought your neck snapped.

Taking a deep breath, you clenched your jaw tightly and hissed slightly. “Mr. Kim! The dinner starts in 15 minutes, we need to leave now.“

“Babe, why don’t you just kick her out?“ You heard the woman sitting on his lap ask with a high pitched voice, her lips still attached on his neck.

Chuckling at the question, your boss answered with his raspy voice. “Darling, you know I would, but this dinner is important. My dad has obliged me to go there no matter what.“

“But Babe~“ She whined as she pouted her lips.

“I’ll see you tonight, sweetheart.“

Gaging at their nicknames for each other, you watched how your boss winked at his–most probably–one night stand as he reached out for his jacket, walking toward you with a smirk plastered on his lips.

Rolling your eyes, you opened the door and stepped out of his office as you were looking down to your planer. When you felt his presence beside you, you started talking. “Chairman Kim wanted me to say that this dinner with Mr. Byun is very important. The last dinner you both had didn’t go well, I know. But please try to make sure to convince him to sign the contract, Sir. Otherwise your father will be mad at you.“

“You’re really talking too much, Y/N.“ Your Boss huffed as he nodded to his driver once to affirm him that he could drive now.

Taking another deep breath, you tried to calm your anger down. “This dinner is important, Mr. Kim. Please, take it seriously.“

Clicking his tongue, he mumbled. “Whatever.“

Looks like tonight was going to be a very stressful and long night.


“But Sir, your father wants you to apologize!“

Glaring at you, Taehyung hissed. “I’m not apologizing, Y/N! You, out of all people, should now that!“

Placing your fingers on your temple, you whispered. “I know, Sir. Mr. Byun wasn’t behaving like a professional either but this is really important for your company. This is the best deal we’ve received for this project and everyone worked really hard on it. Please, do it for your workers, Sir..“

You watched how his eyes softened after hearing your words. Tilting your head a little bit, you looked him expectantly in the eyes. “Hmm?“

Breaking the eye contact, he nodded and mumbled softly. “Okay..“

Smiling triumphantly, you leaned back in your chair. Checking the time on your watch, you confirmed. “It’s already 8 o’clock, he should be here any minute-“

Just before you could end your sentence, Mr. Byun walked up to your table. Nudging your Boss, you whispered. “He’s here.“

Now you just had to do one thing; get the signature.


“Taehyung, my friend, why aren’t you eating?“ Mr. Byun asked as he smirked at your Boss.

Placing a fake smile on his face, Taehyung answered. “I’m not hungry, Mr. Byun.“

“Why did you order food if you’re not hungry. Wait, why do I even care? You’re the one who’s going to pay.“ Mr. Byun laughed shamelessly.

Turning your head to your left, you observerd Taehyung’s face, who, by the way, insisted you should sit beside him. His jaw was clenched and his hands were formed into fists, anger running through his whole body.

The dinner wasn’t going as smoothly as you hoped, the sarky remarks that was leaving Mr. Byun’s mouth turning the atmosphere into an uncomfortable one. Every now and then, you turned your head to your boss and tried to make eye contact with him, making sure that he wouldn’t jump out of his chair and punch Mr. Byun right in the face.

“My lovely Y/N, are you just eating a salad?“

Hearing your name coming out of Mr. Byun’s mouth in such a way, your whole body tensed. “A-Ah, yes. I’m not that hungry,“ you said while forcing a smile.

“Ahh, so you’re taking care of your body, hm?“ He asked again.

“E-Ehm, yeah, yeah..“

“Believe me, sweetheart, I would do the same if I would have such a beautiful body like yours. I wish I had such a beautiful assistant like you. I would work 24/7 and never leave my office.“ He said as he observed your body up and down.

You jumped slightly when you heard your Boss slam his cutlery on the table. When you turned your head to him, you saw him glaring at the man sitting in front of you, the veins on his neck already visible.

Taehyung was angry, very angry.

You, on the other hand, didn’t know what to do. You couldn’t ruin this dinner, you had to think about your coworkers who had worked so hard on this project. They deserved the best. So, you took a deep breath and tried to calm down.

Cutting his steak into pieces, Mr. Byun asked another inappropriate question. “Sweetheart, are you single?“

Gripping your chair, you answered through your gritted teeth. “Yes, I am, Sir.“

Don’t ruin this, Y/N! Don’t!

“Hm, beautiful.“

From the corner of your eye, you saw Taehyung lift his knife up as he glared at Mr. Byun. Immediately, your hand reached towards his hand, taking the knife away from him and giving him his glass filled with water. When you made sure that nothing sharp was near his side, you slightly leaned to him and hissed. “Don’t, Mr. Kim. Don’t forget why we’re here. Here, drink your water.“

Thank God, Mr. Byun oblivious to all this since he was enjoying his steak.

Looking up from his plate, the man sitting in front of you smiled at your Boss. “So, Taehyung. I’m listening to you.“

Turning his head to you, Taehyung watched how you nodded at him once. Gulping down, he started talking. “Our last dinner we had a few days ago didn’t went so well. I might have overreacted a little bit. I’m..“ he closed his eyes and tightened his fists, “I’m sorry, Mr. Byun.“

Looking up at Mr. Byun, you saw him smiling triumphantly. “That’s how you should do it, my dear friend, Taehuyng.“

Every word that was coming out of his most was making Taehyung’s blood boil without thinking about the consequences. Slowly, but surely, he was reaching his limit.

You watched how the man sitting in front of you drank his last gulps of water, holding the glass almost in front of your face. “Could one of you bring me water?“

Cursing inwardly at him, you forced another smile. “Ah, yes, of course.“

Searching for a waiter in the fancy restaurant, you turned your head from side to side. Taehyung, too, searched for one.

Seeing that nobody was anywhere near, Mr. Byun spoke up. “Taehyung, your assistant should pour me some water. I would love to drink the water poured by such a beautiful woman.“

Taehyung’s head snapped towards Mr. Byun in a blink of an eye, his jaw almost breaking from the way he was clenching it with such force.
The moment you realized that your Boss was ready to attack the shameless man, you intervened. Grabbing his arm, you stopped him immediately and spoke up. “I can do it!“

Standing up, you searched for a carafe, walking toward Mr. Byun’s side of the table and pouring it in his glass. Placing the glass on the table, you took a step away from him, ready to sit back down on your chair, but stopped when you felt his hand on your wrist. Yanking you down beside him, Mr. Byun wrapped his arm around your shoulder and smiled at you. “Thank you, sweetheart. Now why don’t you just sit here for the rest of the night and accompany me, hm?“

That was it, that was the last straw.

Without being able to understand what was happening, you were yanked away from Mr. Byun and soon, your Boss was punching the man in the face with his blood covered fists.

Immediately, you rushed forward and tried to stop your Boss, shouting in between his curses. “Mr. Kim! Sir, Please, don’t! Sir, stop! TAEHYUNG!“

Hearing his name coming out of your mouth for the first time, Taehyung stopped immediately. Grabbing your wrist, he turned to Mr. Byun and hissed. “If I see you ever again, I will kill you!“

With that, he walked out of the restaurant. “Mr. Kim! What do you think you’re doing?! What are we going to say to Chairman Kim now?! You’re father is going to-“

“He was literally harassing you, Y/N! I’ll kill that bastard!“

“Do you know how much I struggled to arrange this dinner, Sir?! I begged to so many people so that Mr. Byun would clear his schedule for tonight! You ruined everything!“

“What should I have done?! Should I have watched how that disrespectful bastard was harassing you in front of my eyes?!“

“For the sake of your company, yes, Sir! You know how important this project is-“

“NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU, Y/N!“

Frozen, you looked at his face. “W-What?“

Taking a deep breath, Taehyung ran his fingers through his hair. “I can’t stand seeing him harass you like that! I don’t know why but whenever I see you near a man, I get angry and I have the urge to protect you!“

Blinking a few times, you asked hesitantly. “Mr. Kim, what are you talking about-“

“I think I’m in love with you, Y/N.“

Well, shit..

anonymous asked:

Hey Tim, what happened to getsecondlunch? Is this your new site now? I hope I've got the right Tim. If so, I'll keep checking this site! Thanks!

Hello! 

Yes, right Tim! 

Second Lunch was much more of a written / blogging type of creative project for me and towards the end I just burned out on the whole illustrated essay stuff. And writing is just super difficult for me anway. But drawing is so much more intuitive and is the thing that brought me the most enjoyment on SL. So I took a long creative break and then started up Blazers at Dawn.

Thanks for following me over to my new thing.

Here’s a throwback Second Lunch piece for ya.