you guys must hate the amount of pictures i post of myself

5 Years- Blacknut

Before story starts, I’m hopping this could be a series so let’s give some background info (this is a complete mess btw). You are a famous musician, you’ve been in the music industry for 11 years, debuted under YG in 2006. Left YG in 2012, under good terms, and signed under Just Music. You meet Blacknut in 2011, and have been dating ever since. And you don’t necessarily tell others of the relationship, you thought they’d figure out themselves, but they never have, 5 years passed and still no one knows. You have made friends with plenty other artist over the years, and feature in many music videos and songs because your talented and beautiful. Blacknut doesn’t really appreciate all the love other male artist give you, as you’re the one he’s dating… Anyways, I don’t want to say anymore to ruin anything. 

The both of you were siting in your studio working on a song, and you started day dreaming.

“Hahahahaha,” you laughed out loud.

“What? Did you think of a funny meme again?” He said, confused.

“No, no, I just think it’s so funny that we’ve been together for around 5 years now, and no one knows. Well no one has confronted us. It’s not like our relationship is a deep dark secret, we make it obvious some days, right?” You constantly thought about this a lot, how come no one knows.

“Somedays, yeah. I mean we come out of mine or your studio looking like a mess. That pretty much screams that we’re together, I think.” He replied. “It’s definitely because of all those music videos, you’re in with other rappers. People probably think you’re a whore.” He said jokingly.

“Fuck you, people think you’re a virgin. At least, it looks like I’m getting it in with successful people.” You barked back.

“Well you know the truth, and you were my first and I was your first. Sadly, I’m stuck with you for the rest of my life.” Daewoong replies sarcastically.

“Yeah, it must be really hard for you as I’m the one the brings in 99.99% of our income. Oh, and how much it must suck dating such a distinguished artist. What a horrible life you live, dating a celebrity that has made so much money in the past 11 years that you could never earn in your life.”

This was a normal conversation between you and Daewoong, to anyone else it’d seem like fighting. Sure, you sometimes hurt his feelings but he knows how to egg on a person, that’s probably why he is really good at dissing.

“Oh, I have a good idea!” You said excitedly.

“Is it getting back to the song?” He said.

"No, not that. We can do that another day. We should post pictures with each other. The privacy was great for these past 5 years, but I want to see how the public reacts to us. We don’t have to if you don’t want to.” You proposed this idea, that you knew wouldn’t get the most positive response.

“I like this idea of yours, but like do I have to post appropriate photos? If yes, then we must keep this relationship a secret till death.” Daewoong replied.

“Show me the photos before you post, deal? I’ll post some throughout each year, and you can post whatever you want as long as you have my approval.” You compromised.

“I’m older than you, I should be able to post what I want. But, I guess since it’s your idea I will respect it.”  He said pretending to be defeated.

“No, next…”

“No.”

“No.”

“No.”

“God no.”

“You gotta be kidding me, no. Is there anything appropriate?”

2 hours passed.

“Please just chose one, do you really care if they are inappropriate?” He pleaded.

“All your photos of me, are fucking nudes.” You were impatient as well.

“Well, it’s not like people don’t want to see your nudes. If you want me to blur out the bad parts, I will.”

“That won’t make it any better, idiot.” You kept on scrolling through his phone.

You finally came across a photo you really liked, this is probably the only appropriate photo you’ve came across so far. The photo made you happy, it was a mirror picture of the both of you on Valentine’s Day last year. You were wearing a red flowly strapless dress, he was dressed nicely kind of like a waiter, but he looked handsome.

“This one.” You said.

“Finally,” he said. “Cute. Does the caption have to be appropriate too? Can the caption be ‘Fucked her every Valentine’s Day for the past 5 years.’” Daewoong replied, and you glared at him.

You lightly punched his shoulder, "No, pervert. Caption it the date it was taken. You better do that with every photo you post, if I see any inappropriate caption, I swear I will end you.”

“I think you can trust me with the photo selection now, I don’t want to be sitting here for another century. No full out nudes and only dates as captions.” And with that said you gave him your trust, and left your studio.

You picked out photos from each anniversary together, and you posted the first photo you ever took together. To not be such a prude, you posted a photo of him kissing your neck. Without a doubt you had to be cautious of younger fans it was inevitable, even Daewoong had younger fans, but he didn’t have boundaries unlike you. So checking what he posted didn’t make you the happiest person, but you expected it. He posted a photo of you two in the shower with makeup pouring down your face, and captioned it as ‘she is so beautiful!’ Another photo was his hand palming your ass with the caption as '5 fingers, 5 years. Love you! ❤’ He didn’t follow your orders, and at this point you didn’t bother stopping him. In a matter of seconds posting your photos your social media blew up, as well as your text messages.

Daewoong came running out of the studio to the hangout area laughing, “Didn’t listen to your rules, because why the hell would I. You gotta look at what people are saying. A lot are confused, some are offended, and others really like the photos I posted of you.” He took a seat next to you on the couch and you read the comments together on your post, it truly shocked people. After a couple of minutes, the all of the JM crew except Swings showed up in front of you in shock. They looked down at the both of you, but no one spoke, so you and Daewoong just went back reading comments.

“Um, excuse me. Have you guys really been together that long?” Giriboy spoke up.

“Yeah, none of you caught on so we just kept it to ourselves for the most part.” You replied.

“Good for you, Daewoong. I don’t want to offend you are anything, but I find it amazing, how did you possibly get with Y/N. Please tell me the story when you have the time. Anyways, congratulations to you guys for staying together for so long.” Vasco said with a smile on his face, he was seriously so proud of Daewoong that it surprised you.

“Thank y-” Daewoong was cut off by Cjamm.

“No, don’t congratulate them, do you realize how much press this is going to get? Swings is going to be so pissed, especially at you Daewoong. All of the photos you posted are so inappropriate. Y/N, you have the biggest following in Korea, just imagine the amount of criticism you will receive online. You guys just fed the media a weeks worth of food, and our PR team is going to be pilled in shit.”

“We liked the photos.” Nochang and Vasco said in synch.  

“Because your fucking pervs.” Sungmin replied angrily.

“Excuse me that is not how you speak to your elders, young man. You can’t even deny you don’t like those photos, you talk about Y/N everyday.” Vasco scolded Sungmin.

“Shut up. That doesn’t make it right.” Sungmin said defeated and embarrassed.

“You’re just jealous its not you in those photos.” Vasco replied further embarrassing him.

“Sungmin, don’t stress. I know that Daewoong’s post are extremely inappropriate, and I told him to post the opposite. But, if you compare those photos to let’s say music videos or photo shoots I’ve been in, they’re equally the same. I’m well aware there is a huge difference between the two, but too late to delete them now, when there are plenty of screenshots. The worse that will come out of this is hate. I’m gonna lose fans, but I will also gain fans. When Swings comes back later, I will deal with him myself, it was my idea.” You said reassuring the group of men. “Now I will be in Swings office waiting for him, please go on with your day.”

There will definitely be a pt. 2, and I apologize if there’re any mistakes, grammar wise. Anyways I hope you guys enjoy, I haven’t made a scenario in a while, but I will try my best to make them more often. I also apologize for how short this is.

Please Don’t Run Away... (John Laurens x Reader)

    So Imma be posting more frequently since valentines day is around the corner so expect more fanfictions to pop up. Also a lot of them are going to be fluffy because again, valentines day, I want you guys to have some noice af material. I’m also going to be making a masterlist soon so you can look through all the fanfics easily! Anyway enough with the stuupid announcements lets get this shit started.


   Era/Time: Modern

   Angst/Fluff/Smut: A littel bit of angst with some fluff sprinkled in.

   Pairing: John Laurens x Reader

    Warnings: Self doubt? Anxiety but nothing too bad I promise.

   Special guest: WASHINGDAD YES I LOVE HIM OMFG


    John knew something was wrong… You hadn’t been yourself in a while. You were usually a generally happy person. Of course, just like everyone else, you have pitfalls but… This one was different. You just didn’t seem to bounce back like you usually do.

   You’ve been like this for three months. John still doesn’t know whats bothering you. You used to tell him everything. Now you avoid talk to him, no, you just try to avoid him generally as much as you can. It’s been starting to get to him too, he has know been wondering if you hate him.

   One night you saw him sitting by himself in the living room. He didn’t notice you. He was mumbling to himself and he had visible tear stains on his cheeks. You got closer to him… Not close enough for him to notice you, but close enough for you to hear what he was mumbling.

   “Why won’t they talk to me…?” John whimpered to himself. “Did I do something for them to hate me?” Your heart broke hearing him say these things. “(y/n) why won’t you talk to me…?” He whispered, barely audible to you. Tears stung you eyes.

   You backed away as he continued to mumble to himself. You caused this. Due to the fact that you were to insecure to bother him about your feelings, caused you to drag him down with you.

   After about an hour of thinking you finally made up your mind. You were going to run away. Out of his life, out of everyone’s life. You wrote him a note then started to pack a bag, consisting of only the bare minimum. You walked into the living room, seeing that John had cried himself to sleep.

   The sight of him, laying on the couch with tear stains on his cheeks, by which you caused, made your heart break even more.You set the note down next to him on the table, as well as your keys to the apartment you two used to share.

   Tears streamed down your face as you placed a very soft kiss onto his forehead before fishing your phone out of your pocket and turning it off. You then headed out the front door, closing it as softly as your could, careful not to wake John. You got in your car and drove away after sitting in the driveway for a minute or two.

    —-The next morning in John’s POV—-

    I woke up to a note from (y/n). Maybe they went out to grab some stuff from a store or something. Boy was I wrong.

   The note read- “Dear John, I have left for good. I’ve cuased you too much pain and for that I can never forgive myself. The best thing I can do for you and our friends is to leave. Go away… Far away. Never to bother you or our friends again. No I’m not going to kill myself if that is what you are thinking. Just think of it as though I had to move away. I love you, and I will always love you… Never forget that. XOXOXO honey. Sincerely your beloved, (y/f/n) (y/l/n).”

   My heart dropped to my stomach as I finished reading the letter. I immediately tried to call them, but it went straight to voicemail. Their phone must be off. “Shit, shit, shit, shit!!” I yell running a hand through my hair. I ended up calling the hamilsquad, hoping that they could help me find (y/n)

   “What do you mean they ran away?!” Alex asked, obviously surprised and concerned by the news. Laf and Herc also looked surprised and sad. “Guys I’m scared… What if they hurt themselves?” I whimper out. “I guess we’ll just have to find them before that happens now won’t me mon amie?” I hear Laf whisper as he puts a hand on my shoulder. I looked up at Alex and Herc and they both nodded, giving me a small smile.

   We ended up contacting a lot more people. We contacted the Schylur sisters, George Washington, my adoptive father ho had taken a particular liking to (y/n), and even Jefferson and Madison were concerned. Burr also tagged along… We needed as much help as we can get.

     —-Time skip forward a couple days of you and them driving. Back in second POV—-

   You stopped at a motel in Ohio, needing another break from driving. You sat in your room, on your bed, ordered some pizza and decided to turn on your phone to delete all your contacts and reminisce on the pictures in your phone. Right after your phone fully booted up, thousands of texts flooded your phone. They were all from the people looking for you. You slightly regretted running away but at this point in time it was probably the best for everyone.

   They would find someone to take your spot, and then everyone would be happy again. Well everyone besides you.

    You made a mistake by turning your phone on. For the amount of time your phone was one, everyone was able to get your location using the GPS on your phone. Turns out that they were only a few hours from you.

     —-Time skip—-

    You sat in your room, when you suddenly heard a knock on your door. Not thinking much of it, imaging it was only like maintenance or something you opened the door without looking out the peep hole. You immediately came face to face with a large group of concerned friends who you though you ran away from.

    “(y-y/n)….” You heard John whisper as tears welled up in your eyes. You went to close the door when Jefferson stopped you from doing so.

   “I-I… G-guys… “ Was all you managed to choke out before Peggy, Angelica, and Eliza all tackle hugged you. “Please don’t ever think you are a bother to us (y/n)…” Peggy whispered to you hugging you tighter.

   You tried to say something but all you managed out was a strangled sob. You ended up just crying into the Schylur sisters shoulders hugging them as tightly as you could, without squeezing them too hard. Soon after, everyone joined in as John placed kisses all over your face neck and chest.

   “Please don’t run away, oh please don’t run away…”

anonymous asked:

I should use Scrivener to write my draft, but can you insert pictures/drawings into it?, Since I want to do that. :?

Quick answer; yes :) Long answer…let’s figure Srivener out ;)

What is Scrivener?

Scrivener is an independent writing software by Literature & Latte. You can get a free trial for Pc or Mac here. It’s the most amazing software ever (I do not sell it nor make money off it in any way–I wish I did he he).

Why is Scrivener awesome?

First off, it is very important that you understand what makes Scrivener AMAZING.

It doesn’t really matter in what type, size, and format you write your novel. The main concept of scrivener is that you write in whichever form makes you comfortable. Then, from that one Scrivener file, you can “compile” which means exporting your work in whichever format you like be it a manuscript, an e-book, or the interior of a paperback. This is no trivial matter! Writers hire people with a good amount of coding skills to get their e-books and paperbacks in decent shape. Let me show you what I pulled off by using scrivener (I have minimal to no coding skills, I can just copy and paste HTML when I need to and half of the time I do it wrong ;P)

E-book output (this is from An Italian Adventure):

What’s special above: Scrivener can automatically remove extra spaces. Scrivener automatically formats all of your chapters to look the same. I could add pretty drawings at the beginning of each chapter, and cute paragraph separators like below:

Also, notice those page locations, numbers, time left in chapters etc…How did I do that? I have no idea! Isn’t that lovely? Scrivener did that for me. Tee hee!

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Below is what the interior of a paperback looks like (notice that I could keep the same graphics!)

Did you notice how the pages are asymmetrical? The left page has a bigger margin on the left, the right page on the right. The extra space (ligature space) is necessary for the pages to be identical once the book is bound in paperback format (don’t be confused, the page on the left will actually be a right page in print). How did I do that? I have no idea!!! Thank you, Scrivener!

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Using Scrivener; a couple of quick and dirty tips

Now, like with every program there is a bit of a learning curve and I learn new features every day. There are plenty of free Scrivener tutorials and posts out there, so I will be brief. 

Setting up your manuscript right

To make “compiling” a walk in the park make sure to organize your manuscript as follows: Each chapter is a folder, while each scene (paragraph) is a new “text” represented as a sheet of paper (you can see folders and texts on the left of the figure below.) Notice that while the titles of the folders will be chapter titles in your novels, typically you will not have in your output the titles of paragraphs. As you can see in the example below, paragraphs titles are mainly notes to myself sometimes in Italian :P There is nothing titled “porn” in the book, but this immediately reminds me what happens in that chapter (I promise nothing trashy is going on, ha ha!)

How do you add pictures in Scrivener?

1-First of all, make sure that you have the rights to use that picture. It must be either a picture you took or draw, or a picture for which you asked permission to reprint and distribute.

2-Save a version of your picture as a .jpg

3-Drag the jpg from whichever folder you saved it into your scrivener file, specifically into the left Binder (I created a folder called “Figures”). 

This folder looks just like a chapter, but it’s not in the manuscript. To show you what I mean, I shrank folders to show you the hierarchy of my Scrivener file (I know, it looks messy, but that’s how my brain works).

Part 1 and Part 2 contain all my chapters and are within “An Italian Adventure”, my manuscript. The “Figures” folder is not inside, but just below it :)

4-Ready to add your figure? I can foresee two scenarios:

  • You need to add a figure only once, in a specific part of your manuscript: type wherever you want your figure  <$img:ImageName>. Take care to type the Image name exactly as you have it in the binder. If you want to force the figure at a specific size you can type: <$img:ImageName;h=75> (In this one example the image would have a height of 75 pixels, but you can set the number to anything reasonable) For example, I did that in my dedication:

This is what it looks like once compiled:

Scenario 2: you need your figure to appear at the beginning of every chapter, or as paragraph separator. In that case you will use the same code line but in the Compile window (if you guys like, I can write a separate post about compiling, just let me know!):

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Who am I to give you advice?

I am a strange mix of a mighty nerd and a very short rockstar. To put it in the US government’s words I’m a legal alien, but I am first and foremost the author of the Italian Saga (#TIS): an irreverent indie series taking place in Italy and speaking of love, pain, and happiness with a healthy dose of humor <3

You can check out my books pretty much anywhere including Amazon and Smashwords,  Apple, Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Scribd, Oyster,Kobo, Yuzu, Blio and Inktera  OverDrive , Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Gardners (Askews & Holts and Browns Books for Students), and Odilo (2,100 public libraries in North America, South America and Europe). You can also order them at any library or bookstore (bring author name “Gaia B Amman” in case they are not available) and you can get the audiobooks with an Italian accent on Audible!

GBA

secret santa

This is for secret santa! I got @dude-thats-awesomesauce! I’m not the best writer but I tried! I hope you like it x

I guess miracles can happen, because on Christmas Day, everyone in the sidemen house, surprisingly, was up before 9. I was sat in my room finishing doing my makeup. Despite the fact we were only staying at home, there were going to be a lot of posts on social media. The perks of living and being friends with a bunch of YouTubers.
“Julia! Hurry up!” I heard my best friend whom I had known since the day I was born, Simon, call me through my bedroom door.
“Chill out Si, I’m done.” I stood up from my bed and stared at myself in the full-length mirror. I was wearing something quite casual, just a simple sdmn tee with some white jeans. I had my hair in loose curls and a cute Santa hat on top. My makeup was, as usual at a bare minimum. 

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Tips/tricks for traveling on a budget

Here it is! 

So, I’m not sure if this is the best way to organize all of the information but I basically have it divided under three categories: Traveling in general, banking/money, living accommodations, food, misc. tips for Spain. I really hope this helps you guys out! 

Also, I will come back to this post later today or tomorrow to add more things that I thought of on the flight back. Enjoy this for now! :) 

Traveling in General: 

  1. Always carry an extra reusable bag with you because you never know when you might need it.
  2. Change your location to buy cheaper flights, car rental, etc. 
    1. Example: If you are renting a car in Italy, make sure you are in the italian website of the company (the link should end in “it”). 
    2. Best site to buy cheap flights? skyscanner.es 
  3. Flights tend to be cheaper on certain days of the week ex: Tuesday/Monday are way cheaper vs Friday/ Sunday
  4. Buy your tickets either really in advance or buy them right before a trip
  5. Learn to be flexible with schedule. 
    1. Stay the extra night in a country if it is cheaper to fly out the next day or leave the country a day early if its cheaper to leave early. 
  6. If your flight is leaving really early in the morning, sleep at the airport instead of getting a hostel, hotel, motel, etc. Not only will you save money from not paying for a place, you will also avoid the hassle of getting to the airport early. Getting to the airport really early in the morning or really late at night can be very costly if you have to pay for a taxi (public transportation in some cities starts running late-ish  in the morning compared to the time you have to check in).
  7. If you are staying at a hotel, motel or hostel, try to look for one that has free breakfast and then load up when you get breakfast. Don’t steal because the workers are always watching and you’ll end up just embarrassing yourself. 
  8. Do a flight comparison, always. If its cheaper to buy single tickets rather than in a package, do that BUT always compare prices. 
  9. When I travel, I never pay for a bus, metro or taxi unless it’s absolutely necessary. 
    1. You can save money by not paying for those things and you also get to see a city better when you walk around…even when you are lost. 
  10. The tourist office of any city always has free maps, so go there for a map! BUT try to avoid doing things they recommend because they usually recommend things that are super expensive and really touristy. 
  11. Carry a reusable water bottle so you don’t end up paying for water all the time. 
    1. In Spain, you can drink water from any fountain that says ‘agua portable’ and I usually refill mine in the bathroom sink of a bar OR I simply ask the employee behind the bar to fill it for me (only if I’ve ordered something). 
  12. If you have been looking at prices for plane tickets too long, the prices might start to go up. I’m convinced some sites just bump the prices after they figure out that you are interested. 
  13. Travel in a group because it can be cheaper (e.g. splitting gas money, car expenses, group tickets on metro, group packages) but if there is a place that you want to really visit, DO it on your own!
  14. Leave behind the GPS, use an actual map! Trust me, you will see so much more of a city that way and you will also get to know a city better.
  15. You can do all of the touristy things, but also try to figure out what the locals are into. Ask a friend, relative, etc. for recommendations before you visit the place.
  16. Have an idea of what you want to see in a city but don’t make it all about the plan either. Diverge from the plan once in a while to do things/see things you hadn’t planned on.
  17. Don’t buy too many souvenirs, a post card is good enough.
  18. Take a lot of photos, maybe even too many. Selfies are a MUST!
  19. Don’t eat at places that advertise their food with pictures, usually that type of advertising is geared towards tourists and in my experience, that type of food sucks!
  20. Split meals with a friend in order to divide the cost in half. 
  21. Buy coffee, it’s good and usually very cheap in Europe.
  22. Stick with beer when it comes to alcoholic drinks, it’s cheap and you will feel happy but not drunk.
  23. Always guard your keys, always.
    1. Hostels and car rental companies will charge you extra money if you loose the keys. 
  24. Check all of the damage on a car before you rent it or sign the paper work for it.
  25. If you want to come to Europe, learn how to drive a stick shift, you’ll save TONS of money!
  26. Some highways in Europe are heavy on tolls, find out which ones they are and avoid them!
  27. A good camera is nice to have but you don’t need a top quality camera either, in my opinion. My iPhone has been great for taking photos and it’s super convenient too.
  28. Guard your belongings on the public transportation system but don’t be a freak about it! 
  29. Save money before you start traveling. I mean it. 
  30. Don’t buy clothes, you will want to but try your best not to. 
    1. Also, if you are traveling with a friend, share your clothes. Both of you don’t need to bring a little black dress! 
  31. Arrive to the airport early enough to not miss your flight….having to pay for another flight is the worst!
  32. If the vender tells you ‘oh, I don’t usually sell this one thing that you are interested in, but I sell it just for you’ get out of there! I can guarantee you that you will be charged at least twice its value. 
  33. Get to know the public transportation system of the country/area you will be in. You don’t have to use it but you should know the basics of how it functions. 
  34. Avoid wearing expensive, flashy or designer clothes because they will do nothing but draw negative attention to you. 

Banking

  1. Consider exchange rates before you travel because they can either work out in your favor or hurt you a little.
  2. Keep track of your money. If a friend owes you money, kindly remind him/her to return it. At first, it might feel awkward and stingy, but you have to think that it’s your money and there are better things you can do with it. Sorry, friend.
  3. Only take out just enough cash to survive the trip and then don’t take out more + pay for everything with only that cash.
  4. Select a bank that won’t charge you crazy amounts of money for withdrawals. 
    1. I have Charles Schwab and I don’t have to pay anything for withdrawals. 
    2. Also, I never use airport currency exchange services because I just think the commissions are too high. Instead, notify your bank that you will be traveling and will be taking out money in those locations so that way the bank does not freeze your account.

Living Accommodations 

  1. Hostels: I personally don’t like staying at hostels because I have a crazy fear of strangers sleeping in the same room as me BUT the few times I’ve done, it was not bad at all. Both times we were a large enough group to get a room to ourselves, so that was definitely nice!
  2. Airbnb: Now, this is site I LOVE! I’ve stayed in places where we had the whole apartment and places where I had the room to myself in someone’s house. I’ve never stayed in a place where I had to share the room, I will not do that. I definitely recommend this site. 
  3. Hotels: I stayed in a hotel in Dublin and that was niceeeee but it hurt my bank account very badly. I will not be doing that again. 
  4. Couchsurfing: Never done it and won’t do it. 
  5. The cheapest way? Ask a friend, relative, family friend, or a friend of a friend’s to let you stay for a little while. Just remember to clean up after yourself and to not get in the way of your host. 

Food

  1. Pack a lunch if you are visiting a city. I know it’s really tempting to try the local good, which you should but try to also make sure you are eating enough but not paying too much for it. Does that make sense? If not, let me know and I can explain better.
  2. Always, always, always make sure you eat your veggies and drink enough water. Constipation is the worst thing ever!
  3. If you do decide to have dinner/lunch at a nice place, EAT the bread and ask for more, then pick the cheapest item on the menu.
    1. Note: Usually the bread is free BUT in certain countries (e.g. Portugal) or big cities (Cadiz, Spain) they might charge for it, so don’t be embarrassed to ask before you start eating.

Recommendations for traveling within Spain

  1. Blah blah car- check to see if there is a blah blah car trip listed for your area before you pay tons of money for bus or train.
  2. Avoid highways with tolls because they are very costly, trust me. There is a map on the internet somewhere that shows all of the freeways of Spain with tolls, so use that. 
  3. Tapas: Spain is famous for them, but remember they are only free in the south of Spain (and maybe the very north). You can have a whole meal by going tapa hopping.
  4. Going out: I don’t know about big cities but smaller cities usually have Thursday nights free of charge if you enter before a certain hour. I hate to admit it but I’ve used the 'I don’t understand what you are saying because I’m a foreigner’ trick to get into places for free.
  5. Once in a while, let a guy buy you a free drink.
  6. Split your food because usually the food portions in Spain are pretty decent size so you can always split a meal and even enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold beer with it.

Love, 

Navi :) 

ribbonkitties-deactivated201511  asked:

hmm, yeah. i remember the first time he opened up about it and he said something like Kris was disrespectful, i think. i just lost all respect for him. i think Kai was the only member who didn't speak about it and i have loads of respect for him for keeping quiet. all the other members should have kept quiet until Kris said something. hell, man, they're saying these horrible things about him yet Kris hasn't said anything. :c i would love to speak to you more about this ^u^

Ahhh! Sorry for this late reply but I was wayyy too happy before. I’m going to address why Suho is one of the members I hate. Now, I hope you don’t mind me publishing this because I think this also sheds some light on Kris’ situation. And maybe I am incredibly biased? I hope I don’t get much hate but /deep breaths/ here goes! I haven’t been with exo from the start-start, I didn’t really stan them until a few months after debut but I can say I’ve been in the fandom for quite a long time and I like to analyse things so… I feel that as a leader, Suho was quite lacking in 2012, he was almost a non-existent leader of exo-k. I mean nobody really saw him as a leader. Almost everybody was praising Kris’ leadership skills with his ability to speak up for the members, help them answer the harder questions when they were stuck etc.. but almost nobody mentioned Suho’s leadership skills. Now this could be because exo k didn’t really promote much but I still felt that way. There’s this clip I think during Gayo Daejun (watch this) you can see Kris’ leadership in action. He commnicates to the staff, arranged the members in seats, quick and snappy. Suho? not so much…

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L & Kim Do Yeon

It’s a tl;dr, but you should.

I’ll try to make it sarcastically interesting enough?

I’m not here to chastise or scold fans on the way they view her or how they bash her. Nor am I here to side eye all the fans that feel “betrayed” or are “disappointed” because, Lord forbid, an idol in his early 20s actually has the ability to date someone that isn’t you. If you leave because of such stupidity though, I will gladly hold the door for you and shut it close once you step out. There’s no need for people who can’t accept that, like them, celebrities need to have a life. They won’t marry you, they won’t sleep with you, they won’t have children with you, they won’t date you. Accept that now.  I’m sure others have told all these speeches before. No reason to repeat them, so that’s that.

What I am here to explain is the reason why fans do not like Kim Do Yeon. While most are upset at the fact that he had a girlfriend, it’s the girl herself that’s questionable. I would put every single thing I’ve learned in this post.

I myself, would have supported L and been happy for him, if it was any othergirl. I do not dictate his life choices, and his romantic ones. He shouldn’t care and it shouldn’t matter. But I do have my opinion, and my opinion is…

He must have been high.

Ever since the first batch of the scandal broke out, this girl seemed off to me. I wished and hoped it wasn’t true. Not because I didn’t want him in a relationship and was jealous, but because this girl just seriously rubbed me the wrong way. Call it gut feeling? To say I’m glad their short four month (minus one month for the time INFINITE spent in Japan actually) dating adventure ended is an understatement. In fact, the group was in a whirlwind of back to back promotions. How many times could they have seen each other? I’m surmising little.

I will like to get through first that I am not condoning or justifying what the Korean fans/saesangs have done to her, in terms of harassing her. Throwing rocks at her car or at herself, making her feel violated, is not deserved. Never. No matter how much of a snake she might or might not be in people’s eyes. That was rather insane. But this isn’t new with crazy Korean fans. I also understand why others will sympathize with that.

What I will do is present the reasons why she isn’t blameless, faultless, nor innocent. Which is different.

  • I’ll continue with the violation of her personal life. I am not branding her a liar. It’s pretty damn possible that she suffered through this, but we got to take everything into consideration. The reason why Woollim responded and admitted the truth is because hours earlier, she took to Twitter and confessed (no, they didn’t randomly decide to bring the topic up again after two months). She was exploiting how fans have been acting and how she will press charges. Where are these charges? She was able to post screen shots of the online hate she’s been getting, which was obvious, but there has literally been no proof of her supposed allegations against fans. There’s no pictures of filed reports, there’s no pictures of car damage, there’s no pictures of her being hurt, there’s no lawyer, no court date, no…anything really. Maybe we should wait a little bit and see how it goes? Okay. But by this point, all we have to go by is her words. She’s already singing a different tune, not even a day later, playing up the peace treaty. That they can reach “understanding” and “advice” and that it’ll be great if they can resolve this without many lawsuits~ (if it exists). She said her parents were also affected…but why aren’t they pressing charges? Any adult would not stand for that. They’d have the right. It’s only her though. If it’s true that she experienced this, fine, this is why I placed this first. It’s the least important and the least convincing.
  • Speaking of her parents, they’re filthy rich. She’s filthy rich. Go to AsianJunkie and see the article about the situation. You’ll see her hous—no, manor. And it’s not in a typical neighborhood. It looks rather well protected? It’s safe. She’s the CEO of her online shopping mall and has connections. I recall a point someone made…when talking about how her parents “have gone through many hardships to raise her and they don’t deserve this” (I’m sure, Do Yeon, I mean, with all that cash it must have been difficult…), she goes on to talk, rather unnecessarily, about how they sent her to study abroad/overseas. You know how in movies, they sometimes…have this character go on about their sad life, but what they talk about is actually good things yet they’re still whining? Yeah, that’s what I felt reading her posts. Good to know the random tidbit of your education Do Yeon! It has everything to do with fans being little shitz :D.
  • You play with fire, it’s going to burn you. You know what? This girl would probably be still dating L if she was smarter. But I believe she wanted the relationship to be found out. I think it’s pretty well known the amount of delusional fangirls male idols have. I’m also sure the best way to avoid any risk of safety and hate is to keep it a secret. Patiently wait until it is the right time and moment to reveal it. They were hiding their relationship for a reason. Meaning, when she went out with him, sheagreed that they had to keep it on the down low. This isn’t some poor girl who wanted to show her boyfriend off and it was hard for her. She was aware of what she was getting into. This boyfriend oh so happens to be INFINITE’S L, not some every day average guy that you can squeal about on Facebook with all your friends. Idols date and break up, all the time. Yet no one ever knows. Why? Because the parties involved respect their careers and respect the situation they are in. Why? Because they care for each other. Do Yeon, on the other hand, placed couple clothes, bracelets, and then a vertical cryptic message on Twitter before the rumor began circulating. A very open, very public, social media site. She didn’t bother to make it private. Of course someone will pick on it eventually, come on. If it wasn’t for her carelessness (well, carelessness entails she didn’t mean it, which I think she did), there would probably be no huge scandal. But everything except the supermarket pictures came from her Twitter.
  • Someone brought up how when criticized about it, she completely blamed others. Not herself. She did not take the responsibility of what she herself had done. She basically said, “yeah, maybe my tweets might have added to the rumor, but it wasn’t me that spread it”. Cue my extreme wtf face here. Girl, take a seat. I thought you were an 87liner  (yeah, heard she’s 25-26), not in high school.
  • With the second wave of her tweets that brought everything back two months later, I shook my head. I comprehend that she wanted to, uh,express herself. On Twitter. Say what you need to say. But she kept on. She paraded it and made a show of it. You know what would have been the proper thing to do when dealing with someone you had “cared” about at some point? The right path to choose to make sure that the people who weren’t involved did not get affected by this? Go speak personally to the company. Discuss things through, come to decisions. If you need to file charges, there was no need to bring hype to it. Just go to the police, do your thing, and that’s it. I’m pretty sure if this had to do with fans’ misbehavior, the media would have heard word of it, and everyone would have known anyway. No. Yet again she brought attention to herself.
  • Now recently, I’ve seen on Tumblr that within her tweets she said something else. It wasn’t translated, so no one knew. Apparently, just like her prestigious overseas education, she had to add more personal promotion. Guess what? SHE’S ACTING! She’s venturing into acting or has acted (perhaps has a project done already). It’s also why she was at the Drama Awards and all.

Is anyone surprised here? She certainly did a phenomenal job putting her name out there, I’ll tell you that.

 And now we get to L. I would feel sad for him, and I do. But he got himself into a real hot mess. And the girl wasn’t even worth it. I am not going to baby him, as he did make his mistake. I hope he takes this as a lesson learned, and to choose wisely next time. It’s unfortunate it had to lead to this. I certainly do hope Do Yeon feels accomplished being an opportunist.

You think I’m jumping the gun? The situation was suspicious from the start, and so were her actions. If you have/had feelings for someone, you just won’t jeopardize them. Would you? It’s called decency. If other unknown idol couples can do it, can sacrifice until they are ready to make the announcement, why couldn’t she since they got together?

Overall, I’ve gotten the impression that she’s one, immature, two, selfish, and three, attention seeking. She’s an adult. And only L knows what he saw in her. He could do so much better though.

I’ve heard theories that maybe he was forced/coerced into dating her, or Woollim was forced/coerced into admitting the “truth”. There was word that Kim Do Yeon’s father was a promoter or was one of the advertisers of L’s Bravo Viewtiful Part 2. I know some fans who still feel things are fishy. I can’t tell them they’re wrong, because we know how the industry is corrupted over there in South Korea, and just how much power chaebols have.

My opinion? It doesn’t really change anything. The damage is done. What fanscan do is still support L (he needs it right now…sad that some stick with him, but when he needs it the most, they jump ship? Well bye) and INFINITE and hope this will die off and they can rise next year with a fresh start. It has been a rather hard 2013 for them, hasn’t it? Between “losing their roots” (snort), Sunggyu’s yomul, and this. Let’s not make it worse for them. If you can’t make it through the storms, why stick around at all?

anonymous asked:

Hmm you must have missed the long post Jess wrote before she left where she apologized to anyone she may have hurt with her shipping, including Sam and Cait, significant others and NSTS. She also called out anyone who was doxing people and said it wasn't OK and asked once again for the harassment of MM and anyone else to stop. No one said Jess was innocent. She made it clear on more than one occasion that she hated that people treated her like a fragile angel who could do no wrong but at least

Yes I saw Jess’ apology and I applaud her for having written it. In fact I applauded her when she wrote a similar apology in the summer of 2015. But that was a generic apology. I actually did apologize specifically to Jess a couple of times publicly. There is a difference I think. That was all I was pointing out. 

The anon that I responded to suggested Jess didn’t do anything to deserve having been called out by me. Although that isn’t saying she is “innocent” it presents a picture of Jess that is only partially complete. I like many aspects of Jess, I always have. But she could be hurtful. Very hurtful in defense of the ship. All I did was point that out.

If you don’t think I know I can be too snarky myself you have another thing coming. I spend a fair amount of time beating up on myself when I think I have gone too far. I often re-read posts I wrote in the heat of the moment and revise them with softer words or delete them all together. And yes, when I have gone too far I’ve apologized. I’ve apologized a lot not just to Jess. So if you think I don’t know my own flaws, you are mistaken. And rather than just insult me, please read this POST where I do a lot of soul searching.

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Well I Was Wrong

…about everything.  Ugh.  I was so upset last night I couldn’t sleep.  And I woke up upset.  I feel like Sam broke up with me.  I heard “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men on Pandora and got all these Samcedes feels.  It’s a shame how invested I am in this fictional couple.  I haven’t been this depressed since that tearful Heart episode and “I Will Always Love You.”  I kept telling myself it’s just a TV show–not even a good TV show at that.  And these are fictional characters that don’t exist, but still…

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A List of Things I Got Wrong:

1. They aren’t going to break up.  They broke up.  Maybe this was RIB’s way of finally giving us closure and an on-screen break-up since we never got to see all the other ones.  But I could have done without this.  The one thing Glee does well with continuity-wise is breaking up Samcedes due to distance.

2. Sam would never cheat.  He cheated.  Well, kinda anyway.  I do agree that he was taken advantage of in his vulnerable state and desire to please his boss but he still kissed her back.  People keep saying he didn’t flat out push her away because he was afraid to lose his job but should he want a job where he’s going to be sexually harassed like that? The kiss was not consensual and he did back away and make it clear he had a girlfriend whom he loved.  The part that continues to bother me is that he kissed her back.  There is something called bob-and-weave which I know from experience is effective.  Just because someone goes in to kiss you doesn’t mean you have to kiss them back.  What happened to “We would never do that to each other”, huh Sam?

3. Sam is going to get jealous of Mercedes’ fans.  Where was jealous Sam?  I didn’t see him. 

4. Sam is going to propose.  The exact opposite happened. I don’t know if this is sad or funny.  The amount of obsessing and analyzing and diagramming that went into “is it a box or isn’t it?” for it all to go down like it did had me laughing.  I admit, I was #teambox.  I thought I saw it.  And I believed that Sam would get jealous of all the male attention Mercedes was receiving and worry about her getting indecent proposals on tour so he was going to pop the question.  Welp.

5. There will be sex.  There was no sex.  Lack of sex is what broke them up.  After the way Mercedes was looking like she was seducing Sam in that still and all the sex talk in the first half of the show I was convinced Mercedes was going to give in and put Sam out of his misery (even though I didn’t want it to happen that way).  I wanted them to get busy but I wanted Mercedes to do it because she was ready, not because she was afraid to lose Sam.

A List of Things I Liked about this Episode (this will be a short list):

1. Sam telling Blaine and Artie he and Mercedes love each other and she’s “the one” and telling that gross cougar of a photographer that he loved his girlfriend and they were waiting to have sex until they were married.

2. Sam and Mercedes growling “dirty” in unison and cuddling on the couch. (Was she sitting in his lap?)

3. Kurt and Rachel dancing and singing along to “Shakin’ My Head”. 

4. Artie saying “Girl you better do something” to Rachel in his sassy voice about that terrible script.

A List of Other Feelings (illustrated by gifs):

1. That weird writer Mary quickly grew tiresome. I get that she was there for comedic effect but I was not amused.

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2. I’ve realized that I don’t care about anyone else’s story line.  When Samcedes isn’t on the screen I get bored. 

3. Are Brittany and Santana together or nah?  Cuz Santana was in New York for at least 3 weeks and never said a peep about Brittany.  Then we find out Brittany was stuck in the airport and had no idea Santana was in Iowa.  So Santana just left her there and didn’t even check  on her?

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4.  I don’t like “All of Me” but I must admit Blaine did a good job with it.  Signing over-emotionally at the piano is what Blaine does best.  Although those lyrics don’t apply to Kurt at all.  Curves and edges?  Smart mouth?  Sounds more like Mercedes to me.  

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5. “Shakin’ My Head” had me literally shaking my head at those lyrics.  Are we supposed to believe that the same girl who wrote “Colorblind” wrote this?  It reminded me of “Hell to the No” except when Mercedes wrote that she was a junior in high school and it was supposed to be funny but this is adult Mercedes trying to launch her serious career and she’s singing about gravy and flowers looking like vaginas.  

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6. Sam without a shirt:

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7. Rachel’s TV show:

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8. “American Boy” sung by Blaine and Kurt? Really?

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9. Sam and Mercedes friends offered them the worst advice.  Where is your faith in Sam?  How is breaking up with your girlfriend so you can be free to have sex without guilt the gentlemanly thing to do, Blaine?  And what happened to Samcedes being soul mates and Sam being obsessed with Mercedes, Rachel?  

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10. That photographer was gross and parched.  And the fact that she completely took advantage of Sam and was 10 different levels of inappropriate completely got glossed over.  Then she went in for that kiss and I was like:

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11.  The complete character assassination of Sam Evans.  I really don’t feel like he would have kissed that skeezy photographer back.  This is the guy who was cheated on by Quinn, used as a beard by Santana, and used as a placeholder by Brittany.  He knows what betrayal feels like.  Then for him to tell her she was hot?  Sam has morals.  He was quick to leave that model house because he didn’t like the environment.  But then he’s talking about being distracted by all the model boobs at the photoshoot?  Mercedes has boobs.  Big ones.  And since they are above the waist I’m guessing it’s one of the few things he’s allowed to touch.  His relationship with Mercedes was so serious to him that he prayed about it.  He lit a bunch of candles promising to wait for an indefinite amount of time for sex because he would rather be with her than get his jollies.  This boy was the best non-boyfriend in season 3–putting Mercedes name in lights and posting her video on YouTube to boost her confidence.  He was an even better actual boyfriend in season 5.  Even though he was taken advantage of by someone in a position of power I don’t like the way things were handled.  His only saving grace was that he felt bad and confessed to Mercedes immediately.  (Is it bad that I laughed when he said the predator lady took pictures of him crying in his underwear?)  And don’t even get me started on how his IQ was cut in half in season 4.  Sam Evans, they did you wrong bb.

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12. Sam and Mercedes have the most mature relationship on Glee, hands down.  He kissed another girl and felt bad and immediately told Mercedes.  And since she had been in a similar situation she understood and did not blow up like most women (including myself) would have.  Kurt was all flinging lunch bags across the room and yelling at Blaine that he could never trust anything he ever said again when all Blaine did was lie to him to protect his feelings.  But, I still hate that they basically broke up because Mercedes wouldn’t give him any.  Not because trying to maintain a long distance relationship would be too straining on them but because Sam was horny and unable to resist temptation and Mercedes wouldn’t put out.  This totally negates the candles scene.  But fool that I am said, “Well we’ve still got 15 minutes left in the episode so maybe they’ll get back together before 9:00.”  Even when Sam said he was quitting modeling I thought he was going to say he was gonna follow Mercedes on tour but alas…it was not to be.  Their break-up brought me so much sorrow.  From the  moment Sam walked in and put his head down and said “I’m so sorry” my heart broke.  I almost cried.  And I am an emotion-less robot.  I rarely cry, especially at movies or TV shows but if I wasn’t holding back tears last night…

13. I legit had to watch Pompeii twice to realize that Sam was walking the halls of McKinley and the computer lab was the old choir room.  I saw all of that the first time but I was so distracted by my OTP breaking up and Chord’s weird singing faces that I missed the connection.  But Sam went back home?  And since when is Lima home?  I thought his family lived in Kentucky. Who is he living with?  What is he going to do for income?  And if he was gonna just quit modeling and leave New York, why didn’t he just go with Mercedes on her tour?  

14. I seriously did not think RIB would screw us over for a third time.  I mean why, WHY, bring Samcedes back together and give them the most beautiful and loving scenes just to dash our dreams AGAIN.  RIB is all like:

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In summation, Glee writers:

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