Ya know many people have told me
Everyone starts somewhere
Where should I go?
How should I start?
We all got places to be
We all have dreams to aim
we all have past and paths to go through
I ain’t lying but I never said I had changed
yes I have changed but in a different way
I’m way more complex
Like I said I’m way more into the books
Feel like I lost what i was all about
What I wanted to overcome
To face a fear
Now everybody is proud of me
For the wrong reasons they cherish me
It’s my damn family
Anyone consist of family
I feel stuck like this isn’t me
I’ve been trying real hard
All I wanted was to please
But sooner enough I broke down and cut ties
I do what I gotta do
People say take a risk
I say three
how do we know if we never try
I can never know I’m scared to find out why
Like a bum on the streets
ask for their stories
They’ll tell you
I never listened to me
Though I didn’t change the way I moved
opportunity and luck never found me
Oh my goodness, my heart!
They're not sisters they're in love. I always knew there was something off about the Parloni's
After finding out they didn't go to prom l assumed one was gay but to find out they're together.
I'm literally sobbing. Them being able too go to prom to getter for the first time has me wrecked honestly. Elderly lesbians just loving each other. Oh gosh I'm crying again
Submission for “Day 1: First Impressions and Outside Perspectives” by entrapsia on Instagram!
Submission for “Day 1: First Impressions and Outside Perspectives” by katchsudon on Instagram!
I just read the intro chapter of Choujin X, Shonen Jump's newest series. It's by Sui Ishida, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul.
The first chapter is 79 pages long... And I don't really have any idea what to think about it. The pacing was weird and choppy, leaving me not a whole lot concrete work to get a good feel for the story.
It's not a good impression for me. I'll see how the next few chapters go to see if it feels any clearer.
The first day~
It is a new experience .
The anxiety as always waiting for it to be kicked
And starts my day with discovering this place
And though its nothing special
But the thought of being able express makes it special.
Starting off with something new 💕
A lot of people seem to like this drama, although they do warn that the first few episodes are hard to get through. I’ve watched 3 episodes so far, and I’m definitely struggling to power through it. But seeing as it’s only 20 episodes long and that I like Vivian Sung, and the ML and SML are both attractive, I’ve decided to stick to it to see what all the hype is about. But there are my thoughts so far.
I don’t think I’ve watched any other drama with an opening premise so melodramatic, unrealistic, and eye-rolling. And I just finished watching My Girlfriend is an Alien, which had a ridiculous premise where the FL is an alien, and the ML has a form of amnesia where he forgets all the women he’s met when it rains. So that’s saying something.
The FL is a romance novel writer who stalks the ML, a CEO, using her coworker’s drone. The ML, an illegitimate child, is competing with his half siblings for their father’s business empire. Very stereotypical stuff. What bothers me is how overdramatic the family drama is. The ML’s half sister is such a caricature of a villain. She keeps trying to outright murder the ML and is just never subtle about it. If you’re going to be a villain, at least be a clever villain. The ML is in a coma in the hospital, and the minute the nurses and doctors leave the room, the sister walks up to the bed and takes her time to slowly and smugly unplug the ventilator and other tubing. Like?? The nurses and doctors are literally just a few feet away. At least be a little more covert if you’re going to try to pull someone off life support in broad daylight.
The FL is supposed to subvert all your tropes about a mary sue. She isn’t kind-hearted or virtuous or righteous. She witnesses an attempted murder but doesn’t report it to the police because she’s afraid that the murderer will come for her. She has an almost parasocial relationship with the ML. She’d watch an interview with him on TV and feel like he’s talking directly to her. She stalks him with her friend’s drone and builds a whole story around him. When she enters the fictional world, she’s determined to steal the ML from the fictional FL because she’s tired of being a supporting character and bystander in her real life. She wants to be a main character for once. She’s selfish and spiteful and cowardly. While it can be hard and cringey to watch, I do appreciate this portrayal because it’s a reflection of what we’d do if we were in her shoes. She’s all of us. None of us are “FL material”.
In the fictional world, the ML is the stereotypical overbearing CEO who only has eyes for the FL in the story. The SML is also in love with the FL. Our “true” FL from the real world tries to get in the middle of this love triangle by making the ML fall for her instead, but he sees right through her keeps accusing her of harming the fictional FL (even she’s actually trying to keep the FL out of harm).
This is why the drama is getting harder and harder to watch because the ML just has more and more contempt for the true FL. The distance between them keeps widening, and I’m wondering when and how on earth he is ever going to turn around and fall for her. He’s already smitten with the fictional FL, so how is our true FL going to change that? He thinks of her as a villain and has so much disdain for her.
In a typically story-within-a-story drama, like The Romance of Tiger and Rose, the author enters the story, tries to bring the fictional ML and FL together so that she can leave the story and go back to her world, but the fictional ML ends up falling for the author instead.
I guess this drama is trying to be even more meta and subvert that trope as well, but it just makes things so cringey. She has no shame in gunning for the ML. She has no other reason for liking the ML other than him being handsome and a skilled CEO, and the ML currently doesn’t show any kind of appreciation for the FL’s traits.
This brings me to the chemistry between the leads. There is none. She’s trying to manipulate him into falling for her, while he absolutely hates her because he’s in love with someone else. The ML is currently such an empty character with no personality. His only purpose is to be the heroic love interest for the fictional and real FLs. I’m wondering when we’ll finally see some of his real-life personality (even though we also saw very little of it) come through in his fictional persona.
How do you expect people to continue watching a romance drama when there is no attempt to build chemistry between the leads? I’m 3 episodes into the drama, and each episode is like an hour long making it longer than the usually cdrama episode, and yet I’m still waiting to be pulled in by the story. It usually doesn’t take this long to hook your audience. Go Go Squid was hella cringey the first 3 episodes as well, but by the 4th it turns around. I watched the promo for the 4th episode for Lost Romance, and it doesn’t look like things will be turning around any time soon.
I’m just, incredibly annoyed, which I guess is motivation in itself to see how this drama is going to pull itself out from the gutter. This drama seems to try too hard to be meta and to subvert tropes, but it just ends up falling into these tropes anyway. It just reminds of why I rarely watch CEO dramas.
Hey, what are you doing? Wow. A-xu, you’re so heartless. You couldn’t possibly be leaving me out in the wilderness alone?
Submission for “Day 1: First Impressions and Outside Perspectives” by AvatarAbby on ao3!
Dangerous Sentence Prompts @melodicbreeze sent:
❛ actually , i think i better get going … it’s late and … ❜
He’d told himself he was only going to Dragonspine for a routine visit, an escape from Liyue’s formalities. In Dragonspine, he was much more free, each trail along the snowy terrain offering him a new challenge. Though with how restless he still felt, perhaps going further into the new terrain would better suit him... By the time he’d made it out of the mountains and to a clearing, the regular hilichurls hardly offered any challenge, the weather doing nothing to slow him down as he cut them down with deadly precision.
Just as the final one was slain, another sound drew his attention. He turned sharply as he heard footsteps behind him, impassive gaze lingering before realizing a beat later it wasn’t an enemy, but a person. A bard by the looks of their attire. Eyes shut as he offered an amicable smile, “Hi, the road up ahead is clear of threats if it’s where you’re headed,” he offered, his tone a sharp contrast from the blade he still bore in each hand.
It took a moment for the stranger to react, giving an, “Actually, I think I better get going... It’s late and...”
“Uh, hey wait!,” he protested, the hydro weapons instantly vanishing as he took a step towards the other. “Would you be able to tell me which way to Mondstadt? I came this far, but I fail to remember how to get there,” he admitted with a sheepish smile.
Rodimus: I can’t say this will be easy for me to say.......*him and y/n were walking to the meeting room*
Y/n: what’s wrong? Did anyone get hurt?
Rodimus: fortunately no, but we do got a new..........crew member?
Y/n: oh? Who is it then?
*they both walked in and saw Megatron*
Y/n: *screams at the top of her lungs*
Megatron:......a warming welcome.......
Y/n: *she tripped over Rodimus’s foot and was still screaming bloody murder*
Rodimus: y/n! It’s okay!!!
Y/n: *she scooted herself back* WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING HERE?!?!?
Megatron: *gets up and walks towards her*
Y/n: *screams louder than before*
Megatron: *picks her up*
Y/n: RODDY!!!! RODDY HELP ME!!!! *she violently twisted and turned in his grasp*
Rodimus: y/n it’s okay! He’s......part of us now!
Y/n: Roddy is your brain fucking rusting?!? He’s a decepticon!!! His signature thing is literally deception!
Rodimus: well he’s part of our journey whether we like it or not.
Megatron: I’m not asking for you to trust me, but may I ask for you to calm your flesh down?
Submission for “Day 1: First Impressions and Outside Perspectives” by GlitraHasConsumedMe on ao3!