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Twitter Obsessing Over Louis Tomlinson's High Note In Newly Released Single

WOW.

Louis Tomlinson is breaking Twitter right now. I repeat, Louis Tomlinson is breaking Twitter right now! The One Direction star is currently the most trending celebrity on Twitter thanks to his singing capabilities in the newly dropped single, "End Of The Day". The single debuted today with fans going crazy across the world. The single is very different from all of the other singles that One Direction has released thus far in their new album. It comes as another teaser song for their final album (for now), "Made In The A.M."
Thanks to Genius.com, fans are able to read the lyrics and who sings them while they listen to the song. Fans on Twitter say this is by far Tomlinson's best solo moment and are absolutely blown away by the high note he hits in the second half of the song. Check out the lyrics below:
For now, you can join the millions of other fans who are putting this new single on repeat. It's fun and catchy and there's no doubt that it's going to win some big awards. Watch out Justin Bieber, One Direction is debuting some big hit singles as of lately. Bieber and One Direction are releasing their album on the same day which have raised some eyebrows. Friendly competition?
At the end of the day, this single is fantastic but Adele will still win all of the Grammys.

What do you think of 1D's new single?

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It's not bad! lol. People are so fanatical, it's fun to watch!
And I was scrolling down the twitter just an hour ago and I was like... what is going on? But yes, Adele will win it all :)
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만약 당신이 최고의 직원을 뽑고 싶다면 면접시 던질 질문만큼 중요한 건 없다. 각계각층의 임원이 면접 때 자주 하는, 가장 효과적인 질문은 무엇일까? 아래는 다양한 회사의 임원들이 지원자를 면접 할 때 자주 하는 13가지 질문과 그들이 기대하는 대답이다. 취업을 준비하고 있다면 꼭 참고하길 바란다. 만약 취직해서 1년 후 큰 성과를 이루게 되고 우리가 함께 축하하는 자리에 있다고 생각해 보세요. 당신은 지난 1년 동안 무엇을 성취했을 것 같나요? (랜디 가루티 / 쉐이크 쉑 회장) "면접에서 가장 중요한 것은 지원자가 면접관에게 오히려 궁금한 것이 많으냐다. 그걸 보면 면접 오기 전 회사와 면접관에 대해 얼마나 조사를 했는지 알 수 있다. 진심으로 이 일을 원하는지도 아닌지도 알 수 있다.” "위와 같은 질문을 했을 때 지원자는 지난해 한 일을 단순히 나열해서는 안 된다. 회사의 미래를 장기적인 관점으로 보고 전략을 세워 추진했는지를 보여주어야 한다.” 살면서 가장 만족스러웠던 때는 언제인가요? (딕 크로스 / 크로스 파트너쉽 회장) “솔직히 지원자 대부분이 어느 정도 업무 능력과 자질을 가지고 있다고 생각한다. 거기에다 긍정적인 태도를 가진 직원이라면 더 잘 적응하고 좋은 성과도 낼 것이다.” "보통 이 질문을 하면 다른 주제로도 질문이 이어질 수 있다. 지원자가 회사랑 잘 맞을지와 좋은 결과를 가져올 수 있는 사람인지도 알 수 있다." 회사에 고용되어 원하던 월급받으며 일을 하고 있는 상황이다. 그런데 다른 회사가 접근한다면, 그들이 어떤 메리트를 제시할 때 이직을 고려해 볼 것 같은가? (일리야 포진 / 시플렉스 설립자) "과연 지원자가 이 질문에 낚일까? 하지만 몇몇 대답을 듣고 놀란 적이 있다. 이 질문을 하면, 지원자가 돈과 업무 환경 중 어느 쪽에 관심이 있는지 알게 된다” 롤 모델은 누구이며 이유는 무엇인가? (클라라 쉬이 / 히얼세이 소셜 회장) "이 질문은 지원자가 현재까지의 성장과 발전을 어떤 식으로 생각하는지 알 수 있다. 더불어 지원자의 성공과 포부도 짐작해 볼 수 있다." 하기 싫은 일이 있다면 무엇인가? (아트 파파스 / 불혼 회장) "흔히 어떤 업무를 담당하는 사람은 관련된 업무는 다 좋아한다고 착각한다. 막상 일을 맡기면 그렇지 않다" "이 질문은 지원자가 대답하기 꺼리는 편이다. 그래서 끈질기게 유도해야만 지원자의 답변을 들을 수 있다. 한 예로, 세일즈업무 지원자가 새로운 사람 만나는 것을 두려워한다고 대답을 했었다. 미리 알게 되어 정말 다행이었다.” 현재까지의 경력중 가장 의미 있었던 프로젝트나 업적에 대해 말해 보시오. (데보라 스위니 / 마이코퍼레이션 사장) “이 질문은 지원자의 업무 스타일, 다른 사람과 함께 일하는 방식을 알려준다” "게다가 다른 질문도 자연스레 할 수 있다. 예를 들면, 이 업적을 이룰 때 어떤 직위에 있었나? 성장에 어떤 영향을 미쳤나? 팀 전체에는 어떤 영향을 미쳤는가? 등등" ‘지원하는 회사 업무를 실제로 어떻게 하는건지’ 과정을 설명해 보세요. (에릭리퍼트 / 르버나딘 총주방장) "특정 질문을 선호하지 않는다. 지원자를 잘 알기 위해 딱딱한 면접보다는 편안한 대화를 하려고 한다” " 회사는 동기부여를 스스로 하고 절제력도 있고 긍정적인 자세를 가지고 있으며 열정적인 지원자를 찾는다. 그래서 지원자가 음식에서 서비스까지 만들어 가는 과정을 쉽고 명확하게 설명할 수 있는지를 질문한다. 그런 후에 제 직감을 따른다. 마지막 단계는 지원자의 눈을 본다. 왜냐하면, 눈은 절대로 속일 수 없기 때문이다.” 만약 초능력이 생긴다면 무엇을 하겠는가? 혹은 동물이 태어난다면 어떤 동물이 되고 싶은가? (라이언홈즈 / 홈 스위트 회장) “예전 현재 비서를 면접할 때 가장 좋아하는 동물이 무엇이냐고 물었다. 그녀는 오리라고 대답했다. 오리는 겉으론 조용히 물 위에 떠 있는것 처럼 보이지만, 물속에선 바쁘게 발버둥 치면서 헤엄을 친다. 그러면서 앞으로 나아간다. 이것은 비서 업무를 정확히 표현하는 놀라운 대답이었다. 그래서 그녀를 고용했고 지금까지 함께 일하고 있다.” 지난 몇 년 동안 왜 몇 번의 이직을 한 건가요? (샤마 카바니 / 마케팅 젠 그룹 설립자) "이 질문으로 지원자의 과거 경력을 어느 정도 알 수 있다. 이직했을 때 사유는 무엇인지. 이직할 때 중요하게 생각하는 것은 어떤 점인지” "지원자가 얼마나 회사에 충실 할지와 사고 과정도 예상할 수 있다. 즉 상사가 자신을 억누른다고 생각하는지 쉽게 질리는 성향인지 알 수 있다.” "회사를 옮기는 것이 나쁜 것은 아니다. 단, 이직의 사유는 중요하다." 회사는 결과물을 만들기까지 비용대비 큰효과를 볼 수 있는 것에 집중한다. 당신이 최근에 한 프로젝트 중 적은 비용을 들여 효율적으로 성취한 일은 무엇인가요? (에드워드 위머 / 로드ID 사장) “우리는 이 질문에 많은 경험담을 이야기할 수 있는 인재를 찾고 있다. 우리 회사는 지난 13년 동안 딱 한 번 가격 인상을 했다. 그것은 지속적으로 비용을 절감했기 때문에 가능한 일은 아니었다. 늘 좀 더 효율적으로 일하려고 모든 팀원이 여러 가지 방법을 찾고 시도했다.” 그래서 OO씨, 당신 얘기 좀 해보시죠? (리차드 푸네스 / 핀 파트너스 경영 임원) "이 질문을 받으면 대부분 무방비 상태로 있다가 당황한다. 사실 이 질문엔 정답은 없다. 하지만 대답은 가능하다.” "우리는 이 질문을 함으로 지원자의 성격, 상상력, 창의력을 엿볼 수 있다. 정답이 없으니 부담 없이 흘러가는 대화를 지켜본다. 사실 이 질문은 '이야기'를 잘 표현하느냐 시험하는 거다. 요즘은 회사의 물건이든 자기 자신이든 브랜드로 만들어 파는 시대다. 이 질문을 통해 이야기를 전달할 수 있는지와 브랜드 가치를 만들어 낼 수 있는지 파악할 수 있다.” " 이 질문을 했을 때 지원자가 면접관을 어떻게 쳐다보는지도 중요하다. 만약 지원자가 방어적이거나 아예 대답을 안 하면 질문을 직설적으로만 받아들인다는 뜻이다. 회사는 여러 가지 상황과 질문에 넓게 생각하고 받아들일 수 있는 사람을 필요로 한다.” 저한테 하실 질문 있으신가요? (스콧 돌시 / 이그잭타겟 회장) "주로 면접 초반부에 이 질문을 던진다. 그러면 지원자가 얼마나 즉각적으로 대처하는지 또 면접 준비를 얼마큼 했는지 알 수 있다.” "때론 지원자의 대답보다 지원자가 하는 질문으로 그 사람을 더 알 수 있다." 일이 예상대로 진행되지 않았던 경험에 대해 이야기해 보세요. 예를 들면, 기대했던 승진이 안 되었거나 추진하던 프로젝트가 잘 안되었을 경우 어떻게 하는가. (토니 노프 / 스포트라이트 티겟 매니지먼트 회장) "이 질문은 간단하면서도 많은 것을 알려주는 면접방식이다. 질문에 대한 대답은 주로 3가지로 볼 수 있다. 첫 번째 책임 전가, 두 번째 자기 비난, 세 번째 성장의 기회로 나누어진다.” "회사는 직원이 맡은 바 임무 이상을 해내길 원한다. 그러기 위해서 올바른 태도와 효율적 접근 방식을 지닌 팀 플레이어를 선호한다. 만약 지원자가 예전 직장 상사나 동료에 대해 비난 혹은 책임을 전가한다면 그 지원자는 이곳에서도 잘할 수 없다는 뜻이다.”
Would You Rather: Fruit Vs. One Direction?
It's time for the Funny Community's 'Would You Rather?' game! At the end of every week, I ask you guys to decide between two very strange things. Last week, I asked you to choose between being BALD or COMPLETELY HAIRY. Out of 49 votes, the winner was... BALD with 32 votes! This week, I want to know: If you had to choose between being sexually attracted to FRUIT or ONE DIRECTION, which one would you pick? If you're dirty-talking every ripe pineapple you see, people are probably going to be a little confused by you. But if you couldn't contain yourself every time you saw a picture of Harry Styles, that might be a little weird too. Which one would YOU pick? Comment below with your answer, debate among your Vingle friends, and I'll share the results next week! @malibella @Jonathan3 @EvaEt @Jaileejailee @WiviDemol @JunieRose @JessicaChaney @ButterflyBlu @OGPanda @GinTenma @JaxomB @BeckyNewman @TerrecaRiley @MengNoZhang @VixenViVi @DannyMoses @ChosenKnight @AnnaArai @GreyStorm84 @Kuramariin @AshelyJewell @Animefoxgirl97 @deilig @chris98vamg @kimleekwonshin @shantalcamara @KpopLuver13 @Astrohelix @NerukaWong @reesesrisa @BluBear07 @SarahVanDorn @Danse @InPlainSight @matildajgarrett @JPBenedetto @MissB82 @SiobhanMartin @LAVONYORK @Jolzz @KellyOConnor @Luci546 @Kaidra @buddyesd @SarahRoot @cthulu @EmilianoMacias @Aripendragon @DipDopOfTheDip @Beccachu @supbroscene @AndreaFuller @React10K1ng @punkpandabear @Karthikkrazzy1 @JessicaPeters @EstefanOlivares @LenaBlackRose @peahyr @MelissaMae @BlackDragon88 @Showta365 @humairaa @petname83 @destiny1419 @drummergirl691 @Fledgling @SheannaWilliams @addri @Mysticinumiko @jazminramirez9 @IAmSasha @MajahnNelson @BlackXShield @LaceChic1 @Melodicballoon @FlyingAway @shellyfuentes70 @TheDumDumTroll @MissT615 @in4mtoxic006 @animerg13 @AlisonGrace @DavidPap @Emmeronsage @Vega1240 @ZombieDragon @LittleHorn @Meeshell @HeatherWright @kawaiiporpoise @MarvelTrashcan @DenieceSuit @ShinigamiSan @EasternShell @BT2581 @AnneH @KarleyFrance @DaiGakuSei @reyestiny93 @AnimeLove300 @Jarod @justme29 @ShatrdGalaxies @Vocaloid @JamiMilsap @DorianBell @PeteTehCat @MaggieCokeley @clobbersaurus @gabbycalzada @JessicaFerrier @brandontearss @m3179035411 @TheSuperior @Beeplzzz @Romana @sbeh @AnasiaLaureano @ChrisLyons @dimplequeen @ssjleek @classydownhillr @ultimatefangurl @KaylaJZ @MzDawson31508 @LiliRamos @Xiuyeolhyun @carmaa10 @Sara3 @MoisEsGaray @Alletaire @dropuentex @hhead232 @thiree @nberry1620 @atmi @KennedyCasey @TiffanyWallace @PassTheSuga @arnelli @FalseLove @jmartinez230304 @kneelb4zod @Baoyi @a514girl98 @DwaynGrant @mymi @ChienWeiHuang @KennyMcCormick @Captpeter @DianaBell @Zara0uk @seika469 @TBird @jlee37 @Animaniafreak @ThyaremyCreator @fatimajj23 @MichaeOgg @jonathan11 @BatataKnight @Ritu @culversyanne @LadyLuna @SarahRegulski @LiviBelle @TinaDang @NicoleFireRose @Jinnyrod3 @amobigbang @ultraninja10 @Rezorox @MooshieBay @AustinThurston @melineptune @RobertoPadron @MichelleRosa @evelynrodriguez @NickMcCormick @NancySilveira @FromBlue2U @RavenWilde @obiterdictum @JtacoGuzman @Animetenshizo @AlyssaGelet818 @AlexixKnight @AshleyanAlicea @LissiMichelle @rik40 @HappyLulie @dethntaxes @lilmike316 @ceilphantomhive @turbidmocha @zachburbano @SantaraJones @Hatake26 @MrsBangYongguk @lalaMF @Lizzeh @BanalataBera @AidanGiannattas @PiplupBlue @Steeldrago @P1B2Bear @MorghanPorter @JrGrimes @Amirnator @kartikab29 @Gracielou0717 @MarilynScott @ChampionShynia @KayyeAyyeeMCeef @otakukpoper @HandsomeBacon @GlitchTheRipper @isssc1100 @VanessaSimmons @MasonBurt @mkrbwaltz @ErikFrausto @coolshyguy20 @TambryInskeep @SrikarTangudu @SamIAm8605 @jla23 @adidarma92 @AndersonTapia @Nueoc @LorettaHon @reaper412
If Your Favorite Pop Star Was A Pokémon Gym Leader
Leader: Rihanna Badge: ANTI Badge Special Move: Diamond Storm What's her name? Leader Rihanna! If you're looking for love in a hopeless place, Rihanna will let her Pokémon do all of the talking. Leader Rihanna is known for shining bright like a diamond with Fire and Dark Pokémon types. First she'll make you stay, then she'll give you four to five seconds to recover, and then she'll take her bow after she destroys you. You'll have to work work work work work work to beat this woman of Disturbia. Leader: Britney Spears Badge: Venom Badge Special Move: TOXIC It's Britney, b*tch. You want a piece of her? Be aware, Leader Britney may seem like a womanizer but she'll hit you baby one more time. Leader Britney loves her special move, TOXIC which will make you wanna go until the world ends. Her ending line when she beats you is, "Oops, I did it again." The gym is like a circus as her Pokémon are practically her slaves. But after all, don't hold it against her. Leader: Beyoncé Badge: Alliance Badge Special Move: Blue Flare Who run the world? Leader Beyoncé! Listen, Queen B is known for her fighting Pokémon who will show you that her badge is the best thing you never had. You'll fall crazy in love with trying to beat her but Leader Beyoncé puts her love on top calling out all of the single ladies proving that pretty hurts. Can you see her halo? Don't get an ego if you do happen to win because she's flawless. XO Leader: Adele Badge: Crying Badge Special Move: Mind Reader Hello, it's Leader Adele. We all know that you're looking for that hometown glory but Leader Adele with her normal Pokémon isn't going to let any water under the bridge. When you are young, it's easy to think there's someone like you. However, rumor has it Adele makes her competition roll in the deep, watch the sky fall as she sets fire to the rain and she will take it all. You'll be the one chasing pavements as you run to escape from her turning tables. Don't worry, she'll try to make you feel her love even though she can't make you love her if you don't. Good luck. Leader: Sia Badge: Wig Badge Special Move: Heart Stamp You'll definitely feel alive when you meet Leader Sia. The Dark, Ghost, and Psychic Pokémon Reaper will show you that Big Girls Cry. This is the gym where fire meets gasoline, an exotic experience where Sia frequently hangs from a Chandelier as she triumphs over the battle. Don't worry about your elastic heart, you can try again for another opportunity. Just know you've been changed.
Adele's Producer Struggled With Keeping 'Hello' A Secret
"Hello from the other side." Greg Kurstin is not going to lie, it was incredibly hard to keep his lips sealed while preparing Adele's current number 1 hit, "Hello". This week, Adele's producer sat down with the Associated Press for an interview where he revealed that he struggled keeping her hit single a secret for over a year. Not only did he produce the song, but he also cowrote it. "I'm not going to lie — it's not easy to hold that information in for that long," the Grammy and Golden Globe nominated songwriter-producer said. Since last Friday, "Hello" has topped number one on the iTunes charts in over 85 countries. It also beat the Vevo record for most views in one day with 27.7 million which is more than Taylor Swift's huge hit, Bad Blood. This is Adele's first single to be released in just under four years which helped boost some of the hype around the song. "You kind of want to shout it out, run around in the streets yelling to random strangers what you've just done," he joked. Kurstin has worked with Pink, Lily Allen, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and now Adele. He is the writer of famous pop hits, "Chandelier" by Sia, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson, and "Burn" by Ellie Goulding. He was supposed to work with Adele on her past hit album '21' however it never fell into place. He did contribute to Adele's two songs within the upcoming album, "Water Under the Bridge" and "Million Years Ago". "I'm still in shock, honestly. I was just pretty blown away," Kurstin said about the success of the track. She's just so wonderful to be around. She is funny and she's just so down-to-earth...You can immediately relate to her and connect with her. I really felt very comfortable around her because she makes you feel that way. She's just cool, and then she gets on the microphone and of course blows your mind." Adele's album is set to debut November 20.
The 3 Countries Where Adele Isn't No.1
To tell you they're sorry for breaking your heart, Adele. WHAT!? Adele didn't achieve world domination. She may be the biggest star in ALMOST every country in the world however three countries seem to disagree. They're too preoccupied with their own music tastes and Adele just isn't one of them. In 29 international markets, Adele managed to rank No.1 in 26 of them which is basically unheard of. She's the No.1 artist in 110 countries on iTunes worldwide except for three. '3' really isn't a magic number for this pop star. Despite her record breaking album '25' : 3 million copies of the album sold in the first week of American sales alone, being the biggest-selling album released since 2011, the most sold album yearly since 2004, and broke records in how quickly her European and North American tours sold out, Adele pretty much wins...99% of the time. Thanks to Fusion.com, data was collected to show that these countries have different chart toppers and their fans wouldn't want it any other way. These countries have another preference... South Korea Why they don't prefer Adele? KPOP! Its the Korean Pop sensation that seems to dominate the music tastes of the country. The singers are hot. The music makes you want to start dancing. The music videos are strangely mesmerizing. And you've never had a party without wanting to scream at the top of your lungs to the clever lyrics that most Americans don't understand (aka Gangnam Style anyone?). Also, one must take into consideration that Koreans chart differently than most other Western countries. They have : domestic album sales, international sales, and a synthesized chart. Fusion.com found that Adele may be winning over their international chart however her streaming and album sales in South Korea are no comparison to the outstanding domestic sales of KPOP within the country. Here are Korean's top albums: - "The Most Beautiful Life," Pt 2 by the Bangtan Boys - "MATRIX" by B.A.P. - "Dear Santa - X Mas Special" by Girls Generation TTS Japan Why they don't prefer Adele? Japanese only track physical sold copies and as of now, Adele has only sold enough to make her the 7th highest album as of Dec. 7, 2015. Japanese also love KPOP but they're not as influential. It's also important to take note that digital downloads in the Japan music market outsell albums by 400% according to Fusion's research. Here are the following albums that have outsold Adele : - "For You" by Infinite - "Chandelier" by Black Number - "Sight of Blue" by Motohiro Hata Greece Why they don't prefer Adele? Blame it on the way they chart. They tracked how many '25' albums were shipped into the country instead of how many albums were sold total. Talk about bizarre. Even with Greece's adoration for American and British music, Adele only hit the No. 2 spot on Greek charts. They may track domestic and foreign music sales however their marks are harshly skewed. Sorry, Adele. The data didn't help you. Here are the albums that topped Adele: - "Ap' To Vorra Mehri to Noto" by Vasilis Karras - "M' Agapouses Ki Anthize" by Eleanora Zouganeli - "Nikos Vertis" by Nikos Vertis So really, other than MAYBE South Korea, Adele has won over everyone except for KPOP fans. There's always next time, Adele.
Rest In Peace: David Bowie
Today we lost a truly incredible human being. I was raised on a steady supply of David Bowie thanks to my dad, and when I heard of his passing today I absolutely couldn't believe it. I used to wake up to Modern Love just about every single day in college. At the age of 69, after a battle with cancer and a fucking AMAZING life, David Bowie passed away today, January 10. Don't know much about him? You can visit this site here to see what Bowie had already accomplished at your age. I'm 23 and at my age Bowie was kicking ass, releasing his third album, and creating the iconic pop alias - Ziggy Stardust. This man changed not only the music world, but also the definitions of masculinity, sexuality, and much more. I'm honestly grateful that I grew up knowing Bowie and am indebted to the legacy he left. This gangly kid from south London grew up to change the world, and he wanted everyone to feel like they had that power too. Below are some of my favorite tracks, but I'd love to hear yours too! Heroes "We can be Heroes, just for one day We can be us, just for one day" Modern Love "Never gonna fall for Modern Love" Under Pressure "'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word And love dares you to care for The people on the edge of the night And love dares you to change our way of Caring about ourselves" Suffragette City "Oh don't lean on me man Cause you can't afford the ticket' The Man Who Sold The World "Who knows? Not me We never lost control You're face to face With the man who sold the world" Fame "Fame makes a man take things over Fame lets him loose, hard to swallow Fame puts you there where things are hollow" Rest in peace David Bowie. You magical, marvelous you.
Oops! You Stayed Up All Night Reading Fanfiction (Again)
Some people just don't get it. You found a 100K word fic with your favorite tropes and pairings AND it's well-written. The sequel to your favorite fic series just came out and you have to know how it ends. You're pretty sure that John and Sherlock are going to end up together, but you really need to read the whole thing to be certain. Suddenly it's 2am and you're still not done and you have to be up for work in four hours and maybe just one more chapter... It happens. All. The. Time. And in a perfect world calling in late 'because fanfiction' would be a valid excuse, you're probably going to need to get it together before you venture out into the world again. Here's what to do: Drink some water friend. Maybe you were bawling uncontrollably because some evil fic writer hurt your bae. Or maybe those were tears of joy because everything worked out okay. Honestly, no matter what you're probably dehydrated after a marathon night reading fanfiction. Drink a glass of water, and then drink another one. Grab a snack. Did you lose track of time so completely that you have to run out the door? Yeah, you probably did. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day buddy. Grab something tasty to eat so you'll only be craving your otp for the rest of the day. Douse your brain in bleach. That disturbing fic that was too good not to finish? Yeah it's awesome, send me a link, but it's probably not the best topic of conversation at work or school. Brain bleach is selective, use enough of it so that you won't accidentally talk about that hs au abo ot3 fic you found with your boss, but not so much that you forget (to send me a link). You can take it with you. You have to know how it ends. I get it. Take it with you. Archive of Our Own has a bunch of download options, copy-paste that livejournal entry or ff.net chapter into a word document and convert it to a pdf, read it on your phone- print it out if you have to (90s kid style). Do whatever you have to do. We have all been there. You need caffeine. Channel every coffeeshop au you can think of and grab some coffee. Pretend you're not tempted to close your eyes and dream about your otp for the rest of the afternoon. Resist the temptation. I believe in you. (Sterek fanart by youko-shirokiba) Remind yourself this will all be over soon. The crummy obligations of your real life will soon be over, and then you can return to what really matters: reading fanfiction. I'll be right there with you, leaving comments like 'HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME' and suffering the exquisite pain of an otp angst fic.