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Obsession - Peter Parker x reader

Summary: You are Tony Stark’s daughter/son who is tasked to designs Peter’s costume, but you get obsessed with completing the task.

Word count: 664

Warnings: None

(NOT MY GIF)


You sat down in your seat as Vision left the room through the wall. When will he learn to use the door?

It was your task to create the costume for your dad’s newest pupil, Peter Parker.

You’ve never seen the guy, but you wanted to make sure to surprise him with his new suit. The old one was some homemade costume Peter pieced together, in the words of your dad.

Three weeks into work and your room was covered with sketches of Peter’s new costume.

It wasn’t a task anymore, it was an obsession.

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Three Types of Misgendering

Type 1: Accidental Habit
You’ve known them for years before transitioning and they’re still getting used to it or slip up occasionally. They always correct themselves and don’t complain about it being inconvenient.

Type 2: Concept of Gender
You don’t “pass” completely and they slip up, but they always correct themselves and don’t complain about it being inconvenient.

Type 3: The Asshole
They whine about how your pronouns are inconvenient for them and continue to misgender you with no attempt to correct themselves. They’re an asshole, stop interacting with them if possible.

I don’t know what I thought was wrong with me before I found out I was dyslexic… like honestly I cannot imagine the unaware bubble I was living in… it just makes so much sense now! every “typo”, every misread word, every mixed up list, every spoonerism, every phone number I got wrong, how slowly I read… I’m so hyper aware of it now, I realize more quickly when I make mistakes. but I also get more embarrassed when people correct them… it’s strange to think about. it’s strange to think that this is something that has always affected me but I’ve only been able to put a name to it for about two years. it’s just strange.

remember that time where the interviewer thought that Ksoo’s ideal type was Amanda Seyfried but when they asked him he straight up said “No, I never said she was my ideal type, I said I like a pretty smile.”

“So this is how the real Sara Nørstelien is like” “Oh my god” “It’s saying things about you sana. Are you alright???”

VILDE BELIEVING THAT THIS IS THE REAL SARA AND BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO ASK SANA IF SHE IS OKAY. YES VILDE YES, PROVE THAT SANA WOULD INDEED GO TO WAR WITH YOU.

You are going to the right direction Vilde. 

Trump Bans Transgender People From Fighting In The Military

He tweeted today, July 26, 2017:

After tweeting during the campaign:

Unfortunately, this is not surprising coming from this president who doesn't care about anyone but himself, but also because the way society still negatively treats transgender people. Transgender people have been serving the country for years now, on the battle field and off of it. 

Don’t let the fact that Trump finally used auto correct to actually make complete sentences fool you, he doesn’t care about the costs, it has nothing to do with medical matters, and EVERYTHING to do with bigotry and prejudice. And let’s humor it for a second, that this really does have to do with costs. Billions of dollars are given to the military, the fact that you can’t “afford” transgender medical expenses is the equivalent of saying that women couldn’t serve because they had their periods, and needed extra hygiene products only a couple decades ago. That “problem” was budgeted and solved and this argument is no longer supported logically. 

Transgender people have fought harder than the whole acronym combined. They are the firsts ones to fight, and the last ones to obtain all their rights. WHY IS THAT. My fellow members of the LGBTQ community and allies, please stand together on this. Come out in droves as we do for the other letters and don’t let this pass under the radar. Be loud, and please fight for our transgender friends, colleagues, and loved ones as they have done countless times for us. 

-Jess

SECTION I:
you will have 15 minutes to
complete this portion of the exam.
each correct response is worth 20 points.
begin at the first sight of clouds.

does it make it any easier to know
that the light that blinds you
is made of
fragments of color? 
how about now?

predict, based on the actions of the
expired narrator, how she will respond.
[can this really be the same story? are you
sure?]

refer to the diagram on the left.
knowing that the equation of the
parent function is f(x)= sin(θ), 
why do you stray?

how do you sleep at night?
do you sleep at night? 
can you sleep at night?

SECTION II: 
for 50 points, recall the rules.
then, recite them. 
if your voice shakes, you will be penalized.
there is no place for you here. 
[when i blink, can you bring her back?]

SECTION III:
this is the final portion of the exam.
[don’t look so
unsettled. don’t break.]
calculators are not permitted from this point onward.

what do you lack? [what have you lost?]:
a) serendipity; you are not better than
the monotonous. than the miracles.
b) voice
c) skin / armor / cells / atoms. [what of
the traces of iron? what of form?]
d) the strings of promise

[yes, this is real.
you can trust me.]

[stop. there is nothing 
poetic about trembling.]

how do you feel?

how do you feel?

—  two-way looking glass, s.z.h. (insp)

anonymous asked:

I know you're fielding a ton of "how do I become game" questions, I have some that are very specific. I code for work in C#, PHP and web stuff. I know my way around C++ but I'm not prepared enough to start applying for game gigs. My questions are: 1. Is there a good self service way to indicate what my current skill level is, comparatively against current industry standards? What is "ready"? 2. The best resources and ways to expand my C++/programming knowledge in a constructive way

I always appreciate specific questions. It’s a lot easier to give more specific and useful answers than hand-waving generalizations that are read and forgotten.

1. Is there a good self service way to check my current skill level?

Yes. I suggest trying programming challenge websites like [topcoder.com], [codility.com] and [codewars.com]. Make sure that you’re using C++ as the language of choice. Many of these sites also have lessons geared towards teaching you the concepts you’ll need to know. Do as many challenges as you can, and try to improve in the ways the automated code checkers suggest. There’s a large variety of tasks at each site that you can try tackling, with varying levels of difficulty. I suggest starting with the fundamentals as a refresher and working your way up.

2. Best resources and ways to expand your C++/Programming knowledge

In addition to practicing with coding challenges, I would suggest picking up [Unreal Engine] (which primarily runs with C++ instead of Unity’s C#) and using it to put together smaller projects with a clear set of requirements that you can accomplish. Once you have a clear goal within a scope you’re sure you can reach, you can actually do the tasks and make sure that you can complete them. Once you’ve gotten the correctness part down, you can try submitting your solutions to sites like [Stack Exchange’s code review section] and asking for feedback on the stuff you’ve written.

Remember, the general rules of completing a code task are:

  1. Make it work (It should do what you want)
  2. Make it right (It should handle edge cases gracefully)
  3. Make it fast (It should do what you want quickly)
  4. Make it pretty (Other engineers should not have any trouble understanding your code if you hand it off to them)

Start small and work your way up to bigger tasks as you go.


Got a burning question you want answered?

anonymous asked:

I just started a double degree (engineering and business) and holy shit I regret everything. THIS IS ME SCREAMING INTO THE ABYSS. I DONT KNOW HOW I'LL EVER MAKE IT TO MY FINAL YEAR

/SCREAMS INTO THE ABYSS WITH YOU/ 

Here’s a few things I wish I’d known before I started my double degree (+ a few things which have kept me sane since then!) 

1. Coffee. 

  • I started my degree as a ‘social’ coffee drinker. 
  • NOW ITS LIKE WATER. 
  • PUMP THAT SHIT INTO MY BLOODSTREAM, IV DRIP, THERE IS NO LIFE BEFORE COFFEE

2. Student Discounts 

  • Reap the benefits of student discounts. Seriously. 
  • Know where the cheapest coffee is, transport subsidies, printing subsidies, student sales, student flights! 

3. Shit happens, things change. 

  • Just because you hate something now, doesn’t mean you can’t love it later. The upshot being - just because you love something now, doesn’t mean you won’t hate it with the feverish passion of a thousand burning suns later. 
  • Your interests will change. Your goals, both academic and personal will change. That’s ok.
  • Find something that motivates you to complete each degree. You may enjoy both your degrees equally. You may prefer one over the other - particularly if you’re still completing tedious core units for one degree whilst you get to do much more interesting advanced units for the other. Remind yourself why you’re doing this degree. Why are you doing double the workload, why is it worth the late nights, caffeine overdoses and the concurrent deadlines? Assess each degree independently of the other and find something which motivates you to study in that field. 
  • In my case, I was very demotivated halfway through my degree. Honestly speaking, in my 3/4th year, I was ready to drop my other degree and graduate with a single. I only continued my other degree after going on exchange (read: more holiday than study) and when I could finally do advanced units which were interesting to me. 
  • For others, changing degree (yes, even in 6th year) was the best choice for them. They’re much happier now, and much more driven - and it was their experience throughout their double degree that helped them realise their passion in another field. Sometimes, finding out what you hate is just as important as finding out what you love.  

4. Save a first year unit for the end of your degree 

  • Ok, I shit you not. 
  • If your degree structure allows you to save an elective first year unit for your penultimate or final year, do it. 
  • Sure, its strange to walk into a class of freshers. When you inevitably have an ‘ice breaker’ exercise, watch in sick fascination as the majority of the class whips their head around incredulously as you introduce yourself as a “fifth year student” 
  • BUT BOY THE REWARDS ARE SWEET. For example, having a reduced workload so you can focus on your advanced units. Easy marks because you already know half the shit, and if not, you know where to find it. 
  • You already have half the transferrable skills (report writing, referencing, critical analysis, knowledge of HOW THE FUCK TO SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT THROUGH YOUR UNI SERVER) to do well. You could probably skip all the intro/ getting to know your way around the library resources classes. 
  • A relaxed class and a healthy boost to my GPA? Sign me up. 

5. Use time to your advantage

  • One of the things I’m grateful for is time. 
  • Its a long degree. Instinctively I knew this when I signed up - 5 to 7 years is a long time. But I only truly felt how long a period that time was when my friends with shorter degrees graduated and entered the workforce. And whilst I enjoy what I study, the mechanics and routine of going to uni and sitting exams etc remains tedious. 
  • But heck, I am grateful for the time and opportunity I’ve had to figure shit out in the safety of university. 
  • Professionally, I know the ins and outs of graduate job hunting. I have had the opportunity to ‘test run’ interviews etc, and learn about more opportunities with each passing cycle - the fairs, the assistance you can get at uni, the whole recruiting circus. I have a well established study system that works for me, featuring keyboard shortcuts, shitonnes of sticky notes and my weight in coffee. I know where to ask for help and I know which areas of campus are the best study spots and which places to avoid during mid-sem hell. I know what events my student society runs, and I know when there’s free breakfast during semester. I’m confident. I’m certainly not ready to face the workplace, but I’m more prepared that I would have been 3 years ago.  
  • Personally, I’m more confident in my identity and what direction I want to take in the future. I know what I like, what I dislike, and what I’m willing to sacrifice/invest for what ends. I’ve learnt a lot about how I handle stress, friendship and 8am non recorded classes (read: not well). 
  • Also, FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR HIGHER DEGREE GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS ARE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TIME TO FIX THINGS. Do you need practical experience to graduate? Do you need to complete an internship unit? How many units of each degree do you need to complete? Have you completed the correct number of majors for each degree? Find out early, so you can amend your study plan. 

6. Old habits die hard. 

  •  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I HAVE YET TO GO A SEMESTER WITHOUT PULLING AN ALL NIGHTER, BLESS NAIVE FIRST YEAR ME. 
  • In saying that, use the length of your degree to develop good habits. Figure out what study method works for you, find out whether you’re more engaged in morning or evening classes. Where’s a decent study spot on campus? 
  • Don’t be afraid to apply the skills you’ve learnt from one degree to the other. Whether it be research skills, note taking habits or otherwise. Keep in mind the differences between each discipline. 
  • Work smart. By the time you’ve reached 3rd year, you’ll be at the halfway point. You know what lectures are like. You know what tutorials are like. You know which textbooks are worth the buy and what assessment structure suits you. Don’t be afraid to exploit that knowledge to forge a better semester for yourself. 

Its a long journey. There’s going to be good days, shit days and then “fuck the world, what the hell is this” days. There’s going to be coinciding deadlines and  insane exam timetables. And that’s not even counting the late night existential crises in between. 

But you’re going to learn so much - both in an academic and personal sense. You’ll find out what you enjoy, what lecturers to avoid, what subjects bore you to death. You’ll meet so many people - inspirational people, motivational people, and some assholes. You’ll realise that fuck yes I can complete a 3000 word assignment the night before, and yes I can survive a 90% exam. 

Remember you always have the freedom to choose. You don’t have to do it all at once - go on exchange, take a semester off, find something to break up the tedium of study. Sometimes, the bravest thing you can do is to figure out what’s best for you and pursuing it. 

Good luck dear anon. You’re the first double degree anon to scream into the abyss - THIS IS ME SCREAMING ALONGSIDE YOU OH MY GOD YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

All the best,

fuckstudy 

skam-fest (balloon squad livestream): TRANSLATION, part 2

part 1 here :)

Q: Kosegruppa dk wonders: What is it like to work together with Iman?

Cengiz: *Repeats the question* I can put it like this: we were a lot alike. We laugh all the time, mess around like hell, and were not afraid to touch each other, there doesn’t need to be limits to touching, but that we know. She’s a very good lady, or girl. And really fun to work with, and easy to get to know, and so am I, so we clicked pretty fast, and thats what was important to me, who was completely new this season and was supposed to take on that role and had never done acting before and I knew already from the beginning that I was supposed to kiss Josefine and I was really stressed about that. And i spoke with her (Iman) about how I should do all that and she helped me through all of it and it was her getting sad right so… That was really strange. I was thinking okay so now I’m in the acting world, and it’s actually just like this. It’s fake, all of it, you play it real. There was a time where my girlfriend came to me and said “this is really sad to say Cengiz, but I got really jealous when I watched you in that one scene, and you have to be allowed to do it but I think it’s kinda sad, but you have to hear that you (act like you’re really) in love and it’s really good. Because all the fans believe in it.” But it wasn’t easy either. It was harder playing emotional scenes with Iman than playing the kissing scene, actually, because it’s about looking this person in the eyes, and it’s Iman and you’re like what the fuck am I looking at, you know! It’s been like ten minute staring contests without  laughing, but its that moment when you started to laugh it became sweet, you know.  Julie just gets it, she knows what to do, like, so it wasn’t so hard to play it either. Because Julie got it, she pressed, she played us really, tricked Iman and me into playing a romantic scene in a fun way so it became romantic on screen. It was fun then and there, my god. But it is really easy to act with her, at least, she’s really talented and really positive all the time, all the time yes. I’ve never seen her mad or anything. Yeah, really fun all the time. The whole team. Thank you to the whole team for being there for me and supporting me, I was totally lost, like I’m kissing Josefine, fuck, and the first time I met her I just (was like) “hi.” And in my mind I was like “I’m kissing you later” like in front of camera. Not before or after, it’s so strange you don’t get to try before either, because then it’s wrong because it’s private, but in front of the camera it’s not private and then you can do it, that’s like, I think it was weird, but everyone on the team helped me a lot with it, so that I really appreciate.

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anonymous asked:

supercat + superbabies plisssssss

Kara’s first reaction is sheer, unbridled terror. 

What if they’re hurting? What if Max treated them as callously as Bizarro and the failed attempts at her? That’s when the panic gives way to head-splitting rage, and she lasers the nearest wall pretty badly to let some of it out, just to be able to think.

Then she does what any hero would, carefully scooping up those babies from the sterile incubators that hold them, and holds them close so they can feel her warmth, hear her heartbeat. She’s here, she has them, and they’re safe.

It’s a mother’s impulse, long before she finds out how these two children came to be.

***

“I guessed that they’re twins,” Kara scoffs, pacing back and forth in Alex’s DEO office. “You didn’t pull me in here to tell me that they’re twins.”

“The subjects–the babies–are Kryptonian. Half, in fact. Max Lord still had your DNA, and he’s been experimenting. He was shot earlier tonight trying to escape, so he can’t do any more harm, Kara.”

“They’re… mine?” Just like the birthing matrix. Strands of DNA entwined, merged to form the children of affluent Kryptonian dynasties, the last generation of their planet all born that way. Until Kal-El. “Alex, if they’re only half-Kryptonian, who’s their other parent?”

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The Tiger’s Labmate (M)

~A Namjoon Birthday Fic~

Namjoon x Reader

Genre: University AU, fluff, angst and smut

Warnings: Public sex (I don’t know why I keep writing these with Namjoon XD ), unprotected sex, inappropriate laboratory conduct

Word count: 8,456 words

A/N: As always, I have @mylovejhs to thank for beta-ing this fic for me <3


You are perched on the tall laboratory stool at one of the tables, trying to look unaffected. However, it is difficult to maintain a cool facade when the girls in your class make a show for their sympathy for you as they pass by to take their own seats, smiling with pity, patting your back in consolation and saying words of encouragement in tones that are just chirpy enough to tell you that they’re actually enjoying your misery. It isn’t surprising though; you knew this would happen after the grouping for this course’s lab came out and you are again paired with one of the guys.

Just then the man himself saunters into the room, quickly spotting you and heading over. Your gaze moves higher and higher as he approaches, finally having to tilt your head up when he stands next to your table. “I guess we’re lab partners this semester,” he points out the obvious with a dimpled smile.

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apps i use for language practice

안녕하세요 !! ciao !! helo !! hi! today i though i’d share the apps that i use most often to practice the languages i’m learning (Korean, Italian, Welsh, and French). i’ll provide a quick rundown of the features and links to where you can find each [free !!] app on both the google play store and the apple app store. this isn’t sponsored in any way by anyone, i’m just sharing my feelings and experience with each application. 


app one/two: duolingo and memrise

✧ ✧ ✧ duolingo and memrise form the most well-known and popular language-learning app pair. they’re comprised of millions of users learning a wide variety of languages (there are some that duo offers that memrise doesn’t and vice versa). duolingo offers everything for free, while memrise reserves its most useful features for ‘pro’ users with a paying membership. I personally prefer duolingo’s speaking exercises and skill tree, but memrise has some plusses too, like their native speaker soundbites and aesthetically pleasing app design. 

✧ ✧ also: while they’re very good for basic/conversational knowledge, they’re fairly limited as far as modern vocabulary goes. they serve as an excellent primer, a foundation, something that will get you through grammar and the essentials, but they’re not the only services you need to use !! 

✧ links: memrise on iOS , duolingo on iOS , memrise on android , duolingo on android 


app three: clozemaster

✧✧✧ clozemaster is a fast-paced language game where you type or select correct words to complete sentences in your target language. it’s pretty simple, and even if you don’t have a big vocabulary, you learn via exposure !! i’d recommend the fluency fast tracks! they’re full of useful words. 

✧✧ clozemaster is a very good resource for everyone, regardless of their skill level. they have a pretty big selection of languages to practice, so I’m sure yours will be on their list !!

✧ links: clozemaster on iOS , clozemaster on android 


app four: hellotalk

✧✧✧ hellotalk is a service that connects you to native speakers of your target language. you create a profile with your name, location, native language, age, gender (there are only binary options, sorry nb pals) target language (languages if you get premium, you have to have it to be able to list multiple), and then other users can message you for an online language exchange. 

✧✧ i think communicating with native speakers is a really important part of learning a language, so i recommend this app and others like it for anyone who seeks a balanced language diet. 

✧ links: hellotalk on iOS , hellotalk on android 


app five and six: reverse context and microsoft translator

✧✧✧ reverso context and microsoft translator are both very reliable translation options. reverse context searches textual examples of the phrase you’re translating (context) and presents you with both the examples and the machine translation. small and common phrases are better for this, as you’ll have more text to get your translation from (different cases, genders, etc). microsoft translator is a machine translation service only, but I’ve found it to be more accurate than google in many cases. 

✧✧ translators can actually be really helpful if used in moderation !! don’t feel bad for using translate for some words/phrases, as long as you are just copypasting full paragraphs without looking over anything, you should be good!!!

✧ links: reverso on iOS , translator on iOS , reverso on android, translator on android


that’s all for now !! I hope you found this useful. have a nice day ! :)

human-flaws  asked:

Hi rafiki (that's Swahili for friend), I just want to ask if you could do a reaction from the members when they meet an international fan that tries their hardest to accurately speak Korean to them Love you \(^o^)/

Yoongi: He could tell instantly that Korean wasn’t something you were fluent in, but the fact that you were trying really hard to communicate with him through his first language was all that really mattered to him. If you said something wrong to where it made a huge difference in the conversation, he would correct you but make sure you didn’t feel discouraged.

You’re doing really good so far, don’t be upset. Continue-”

Originally posted by beui

Hoseok: He would find it adorable that you were trying to talk to him in his native tongue. Whenever you slipped up, he would just smile and politely correct you. He would insist you continue talking to him in Korean if you could, not wanting you to give up.

You almost had it! It’s Mannasuh bangapseumnida.” “Repeat after me- Man-na-suh. ban-gap-seum-nida.” “There you go! You’ll get the hang of it in no time!”

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Jin: The fact that you were trying was all that mattered to him. Sure, you slipped but here and then, but that was perfectly okay. You were trying so hard to have a conversation with him in his native language and he appreciated that. Unless you said something that changed the conversation too much or he just couldn’t understand what you were trying to, I don’t think he’d correct you. He knew that it was learning process but he figured you should figure out the mistakes on your own.

It’s okay, I understood what you were trying to say. Don’t be upset, you’re trying your best and that’s more than enough.”

Originally posted by xingorjin

Taehyung: He would be in awe as he listened to you try your best to speak with him in Korean. When you told him that you started to learn Korean and wanted to learn more about the culture because of them, he would smile brightly as he would feel a bit of pride.

I’m glad! Though, you did say that last part wrong- but that’s okay! You just to keep working on it and you’ll be a pro in no time!”

Originally posted by zutterv

Jimin: He knew how nerve racking it was to speak someone else’s language and not be the very best at it, so he’d be patient as he listened to you doing your best to talk to him in Korean. If you couldn’t say the word you were trying to look for, he would help you out and if he saw you get embarrassed, he would simply smile and reassure you that you had nothing to be upset about.

“If you practice everyday I’m sure you’ll have it all down sooner than you think- Just take it from Joonie-hyung! He didn’t become fluent in English over night, it takes some time.”

Originally posted by wellhell0therenicetomeetyou

Namjoon: He would be extremely patient with you, knowing the struggle of learning a new language. If you said a word incorrectly, he would tell you right way to say it and answer any questions you had for learning Korean.

You were close- it’s goma woyo. The ‘g’ in ‘goma’ should sound more like a ‘k’.”Never give up! You’re doing really great, I’m proud!”

Originally posted by namjoonsgurl

Jeongguk: He would find it cute that you had actually taken the time to learn how to have a conversation with him in his language, even if you messed up a few times. He wouldn’t correct you unless what you said had completely altered the conversation.

I mean, you did just say I look like a garage, but that’s okay- I knew what you meant.” “Don’t worry, you’ll get better over time!”

Originally posted by officialwookkibby


hello again! thank you so much for requesting and I hope you enjoy this reaction! (ily2💘) Korean is not my first language though I am trying to learn it, so I have a folder full of Korean learning apps that I have been practicing with, so I just used examples out of a couple of the apps I have, Memrise and Learn Korean. I really hope I explained how to say the phrases correctly and if not, please correct me and I will fix it!

Language Barrier Pt. 2

Originally posted by yoonmin

Pt.1 - Pt. 2 - Pt. 3 - Important Author’s note

Yoongi x Reader

Three Shot

Fluff/Comedy

A/N: SOMETIMES I HATE TUMBLR SO MUCH. I LITERALLY FINISHED THIS PART IN AN HOUR AND A HALF AND WHEN I WENT TO CLICK A GIF, IT COMPLTELY ERASED EVERYTHING. I’M SO MAD RIGHT NOW. Anyway, I’ve turned this into a three part story because it would be too long otherwise. Here’s part two, enjoy. (I’m mad it’s not as good as what I originally wrote but it’s alright) ~Yosei

Language Barrier:

     “I’m sorry, I’m going to do what now?”

     B/F/N smiles. “You’re going to sing and rap for us! The boys have been really looking forward to it.”

     You shake your head. “I don’t think so. I’m not ready for it and I’m not that good!”

     “Oh come on, Y/N. Don’t be so modest! You’re the best rapper in Chicago and you literally won the best singer in Illinois!”

     You lower your voice into a loud whisper. “Would you stop telling people that? It hasn’t been proven that I’m the best in Chicago and the only reason I won that competition is half the contestants had gotten food poisoning from the buffet they were serving! There were only three of us left!”

     She whispers back. “You would have won that competition anyway. And I’ve heard a ton of rappers in Chicago and literally none are as good as you!”

     “That doesn’t make me the best! I doubt you’ve heard every rapper in Chicago!”

     Rap Monster steps next to you, also whispering loudly. “We can still hear you two, you know.”

     You stick your tongue out at him. For a moment, he’s taken aback. But quickly recovers and sticks his tongue out back at you, making the boys laugh.

     “What’s so funny?” You ask confused.

     Jin says something to you in Korean. Rap Monster translates. “He said it’s funny seeing you do that. Most fans wouldn’t dare try something like that around us. They see us as kings or Gods. They’re always calling us ‘Oppa’ even if they’re older than us. Always asking if they can get us something, telling us that we’re the best, always putting other people down just for an opinion. We love our fans but sometimes we just want to be treated like any other normal person in the world, not as Gods.”

     You have a shocked look on your face. You’ve never thought of it like that. You have noticed a lot of ARMY do take things too far sometimes, but you never really thought they see it. Now you know they really do pay attention to their fandom and what goes on.

     Jimin then says something in Korean to you and Rap Monster translates again. “He says that he would really love to hear you sing. We’ve heard how amazing you are and we’d like to hear it in person. It’s also nice just hearing someone perform for us since we’re always the one’s who perform for others.”

     You bite your lip, thinking. You really didn’t want to screw up anything in front of them. They do this for a living. ‘What if they don’t like it? I’ll have humiliated myself.’

     “I-I don’t even know what to sing.”

     “It doesn’t have to be in Korean. We know plenty of American songs.” Rap Monster gives an encouraging smile.

     You swallow the lump in your throat and nod. “O-okay. Well, I guess I’ll sing ‘We don’t talk anymore’ by Charlie Puth.”

     Jungkook and Jimin smile excitedly, knowing that they also did a cover of that song. You breath slowly trying to calm your anxiety and open your mouth to sing.

We don’t talk anymore,
We don’t talk anymore,
We don’t talk anymore
like we used to do
We don’t love anymore
What was all of it for?
Oh, we don’t talk anymore, like we used to do

     Suddenly, Jungkook comes up next to you, smiling, and joins in singing with you. You look surprised but continue anyway. You’re anxiety starts to calm down a little bit, having him singing with you. You give a small smile back.

I just heard you found the one you’ve been looking
You’ve been looking for
I wish I would have known that wasn’t me
Cause even after all this time I still wonder
Why I can’t move on
Just the way you did so easily

     Jimin then comes stands on the other side of you and also joins in singing. Your smile grows wider as you sing. Your anxiety completely diminishes, giving you the confidence to continue.

Don’t wanna know
What kind of dress you’re wearing tonight
If he’s holding onto you so tight
The way I did before
I overdosed
Should’ve known your love was a game
Now I can’t get you out of my brain
Oh, it’s such a shame

     The three of you finish the song together. You stand there with a huge smile on your face, your cheeks dusted with a hint of a blush.

     “Oh my god, that was amazing! Thank you so much!” You bow your head to the boys.

     Jungkook smiles. “You’re really good singer.”

     “That was fun!” Jimin bows his head and smiles also.

     The rest of the room claps and says how amazing you are. You smile at everyone, so happy it turned out really well.

     B/F/N claps her hands. “If you think that was amzing, you haven’t seen anything yet! Time for you to rap, Y/N!”

     You groan and shake your head. “I don’t even know what to rap!”

     “It’s alright. Again, it doesn’t have to be in Korean.” Rap Monster explains.

     “Oh, don’t be silly! I know you’ve been learning Yoongi’s part to Cypher pt 3!” She grins, a little too much. Suga’s ears perk up after hearing that.

     Your eyes widen. “Are you out of your mind?! I haven’t completely gotten the correct pronunciation down!” You hiss at her.

     “Please, I’d like to hear,” he says,to your surprise.

     You look at him surprised. ‘What do I do?! I don’t want to disappoint him by not doing well!’ You know Suga is very protective of his music. The last thing you wanted to do was royally fuck up one of your favorite songs in front of your favorite artist.

     You groan and nod your head. “O-Okay. I’ll do it.” You breathe slowly once more, trying to calm your heightened anxiety. You open your mouth to start rapping.                                                                       

SUGA a.k.a Agust D du beonjjae ireum
gilgeorireul georeo danimyeon sugundae nae ireum
daegueseobuteo apgujeongkkaji kkara noheun nae biteu
jeon segye sabang gotgot sara sumswineun
nae eumakdeurui saenggi
naneun biteuran jakdureul taneun
aegi mudang, that’s me
TVsoge bichineun moseup baneun
kagemusyain geon ani
neoui sechi hyeoro gaekgi buryeobwatja
geugeon rapping hogaek haengwi
nompaengideurui ppaengkkireul hyanghae ttaerineun
mukjikhan nae paewangnaebui paegi
geonbang tteoneun rapper deutbojapdeureul jabada
nongnaksikyeobeorineun nae flow job, gojak
geu ttawi mallo nal geukdilhaebwatja
nan deo ganghaejyeo bulgasaui
nan nideurui sigi jiltureul meokgo jaraneun bulgasari
aldasipi nae moksorin jom kkollim
namjadeun yeojadeun raebeuro hongkongeul
bonaeneun yuyeonhan nae hyeonollim
i meogisaseul wi
nan hangsang jeongsang wiui jeongsang choesangwi
meomchuji annneun ttolkki


    Your anxiety getting the best of you, you stop. Your voice started wavering at the end of that verse. Your fists clench and you close your eyes, trying to hold back your tears. Your favorite part was next and the last thing you wanted to do was fuck it up.

     Suddenly you feel a hand on your shoulder. You turn your head to see Suga smiling at you. He says something in Korean. You look to Rap Monster for the translation.

     “He said that you’re doing fine. Just breathe. He’ll count to 4 and after 4, start the last part.” He smiles at you.

     You look back at Suga, who nods his head. You nod back and wait for him to start the countdown. “1, 2, 3, 4.” You start the next verse after 4. But to your surprise, he continues with you.

nuga nae dwieseo nareul yeotmaegideun
nideuri chyeonol ttae urin segyeilju
naireul heoturu chyeomeogeun haengnimdeul
nae gijuneseoneun neodo aegi sujun
naega mwo wackideun naega mwo fakeideun
eojjaetdeun jeojjaetdeun gayogye sae gijun
i raebeun kkondae gwittaegie
ssaerineun pokpung gwissadaegi
chop chop chop

     You finish the verse, your breathing heavy. You stand there, just staring into Suga’s eyes as he stares right back. It’s dead silent. You snap out of your trance and look around to see all the boys with their mouths wide open in shock.

     “Was it that bad?” You whimper.

     Rap Monster is the first to snap out of it. “Dude, that was amazing! You could have totally been an underground rapper!”

     V bounds up to you, taking your hands in his and smiles his box smile. “We do together! Cypher is my favorite!” He says in broken English. J-hope practically screams in agreement.

     Jin walks up next to you. “We would sound good together. We should sing.” Jungkook and Jimin agree with him, also wanting to collab with you.

     You never thought you’d get this kind of reaction from them. You smile wide, hearing all the boys talk about what they want to do together.

     “I told you all she was amazing! Don’t ever doubt a word I say again.” B/F/N grins triumphantly. You roll your eyes. “Now, Namjoon, can I speak to you for a moment?” She pulls Rap Monster to the side for a private conversation.

     The boys talk to each other about what’s going to happen. The only one who hasn’t said anything is Suga, who is just staring at you. You start fiddling with your necklace which is a nervous habit you picked up. His eyes travel down to your neck. He catches your hand in his and moves it out of the way. He points to your necklace.

     “My name?” He tilts his head in curiosity.

     Your eyes widen. ‘Shit! I forgot I was wearing his necklace today! God, I look like such a creep!’ You could die right then and there from embarrassment.

     He then points to himself. “I’m your bias?”

     Before you could answer anything, you hear B/F/N clap her hands. “Alright everyone! So Namjoon and I decided that we are going out to dinner tonight. All of us together. Now, if we could all head back to the dorms to get ready. We’ll meet for BBQ in about 3 hours. Sound good?”

     Without waiting for an answer, she grabs you by the hand and literally drags you to the door. You wave goodbye to the boys and head back to the dorm to get ready for dinner.

That Ti moment...

Instructor: You will now get 30 minutes to write an essay over which is more important: Adhering to societal norms or doing what is right.

Me: *writes about how in most cases, societal norms and doing what you think is right could be the same thing due to growing up in that certain environment and how different environments affect each person’s moral compass. Also who even gets to dictate what’s right? The ‘right thing’ is merely what YOU view as correct. Another person could think that completely wrong. So wouldn’t it be better if you phrased it: “doing what you think is right”? The question also assumes that societal norms are always wrong, when that is not necessarily the case–*

Instructor: Time’s up! Hand in your paper!

Me: Shit, I didn’t even answer the question asked…