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Fili’s death - Thorin’s reaction

(requested by satan himself)

I can’t believe that I forgot that I’m actually a really brilliant writer which is shocking — especially since that was my  so called claim to fame — but I found an old archive of my old work and Im so impressed with myself.

I know a few of you have asked me to republish some of the hip hop articles I wrote in the past, if you’re still interested in reading them send me an ask with your email address. I might post them on here but just in case I don’t I’ll email it to you!

anonymous asked:

I don't really know a lot about kpop. Do you think you could suggest some songs/groups maybe? Thanks!! (:

MMMM oh my god I’m really glad people are coming to me for kpop advice even though I just got into it all in November / v \;;;;

The groups I’m super into right now are EXO, BTS and SHINee (like I know all the members etc etc) 
Top 3 EXO songs I like:
My Lady (not a MV)
Growl
Overdose

Top 3 BTS songs I like: 
Danger (LITERALLY MY FAVE SONG RN)
War of Hormone
I Like It (not a MV)

Top 3 SHINee songs I like:
Sherlock
Dream Girl
Why so Serious?

tbh I like SHINee and BTS’ music and dance a lot more but EXO is just really charming

other songs I like: 

TVXQ:
Humanoids ( ♥ ♥ ♥ )
Catch Me
(TVXQ has a SHIT ton of other songs I love their music is really good)

VIXX: (MY SISTER’S FAVE GROUP….)
On and On
Error ( ♥ ♥ ♥ )

Taemin (SHINee):
Danger
Pretty Boy (ft. Kai from EXO bc they bffs)

EDIT: AlsO if you wanna get super crazy obsessed like me I highly recommend watching variety shows because it helps you get to know the members more anD THEY’RE JUST REALLY FUNNY AND CUTE 
I’ve watched EXO’s Showtime (12 eps it’s basically them just doing random things all the time) and BTS’ American Hustle Life (8 eps??? BTS go to LA to learn TRU HIP HOP SPIRIT) 
BTS also uploads random videos to their youtube you can watch the subs here SUPER FUNNY

In Defense of Sakura and Hinata

That’s right, everyone! XD Even though I’m a NaruSaku fan, I love Hinata and Sakura! =) XD (Though that shouldn’t really be shocking LOL)

But Yeah, the reason for this post is:

 

Why the hate for Hinata and Sakura?

 

I mean I see posts saying that, “Hinata’s a stalker or Sakura’s a bitch!”

 

And I’m like, HUH?

Seriously, Hinata and Sakura are both strong, beautiful women and Naruto thinks so! =)

 

 

 

 

 

So let’s just both admit that both women are strong, beautiful females and Naruto would be happy with either one! =)

(P.S: Kishi should’ve went with a harem, after all Naruto deserves to revive his clan XD)

 

anonymous asked:

I asked you before about what forgiveness looks like, and now I'm kind of wondering, *how* do you forgive someone? Like I don't even know where to begin in that process. What has it been like for you?

I’m so not an expert on this topic but I’m going to take a shot because it’s really relevant because just the other night I got the nastiest, most hateful message I have ever received here. I was really shocked and angry. And then I thought of this question!! So in this case, I prayed for the anon (I’m a religious person- I don’t talk about that much here but it’s a big part of my life and I want to be very real in this answer) - I prayed that whatever had made them hurt so badly that the only way they could cope was to lash out and hurt someone else wouldn’t weigh so heavily on them and they would feel comforted, and I prayed that I would have peace about the whole situation. If you’re not religious, I think meditation would have a similar effect. That really, really helped. I also tried to be very empathetic and imagine what this person might have been experiencing to cause them to lash out at me like that, and that allowed me to realize this was so not about me. This was about an anon who was, like I said, hurting so badly themselves that they needed to hurt someone else. Initially I had planned this whole reply that was just as nasty and condemning but after I was able to have empathy and I felt peace, I just deleted the whole thing, because I felt free from the weight of it and it wasn’t controlling me anymore. It doesn’t mean I’m not still hurt and upset but it’s not controlling me, and I don’t feel trapped by the hurt, if that makes sense. This is purely anecdotal, but I hope something here helps!! 

Okay so I’m really really shocked, I’ve been on this blog for a grand total of eight days -eight- & I’ve achieved 100 followers? That’s i n s a n e like, I am trash, although I am Queen Trash. If you get a little notification or an email saying that I’ve mentioned you in this post, it’s because either I love to see you on my dash, but I’m extremely intimidated by you, or it’s because you & I have either written or plotted together & I love you.

The Forresters - those who are either in Mira’s family or she has come to love them like family.

likexsummerxrain - actual Beyoncé coming through! If I don’t annoy you then I’m concerned that you have unnecessary amounts of patience because I’m annoying man. Whether we’re plotting things on Skype for Mira & Talia or for Mira & Robb (even though you don’t have a Robb muse that I know of) or invading each other’s inboxes with the most gut wrenching angst you could ever imagine, we never fail to make each other want to cry. Also alpha Talia

gxred-of-house-forrester - *tackles you’re Gared because oh my god 100/10 recommend* I’m really bad at replies, as I’m sure you’ve all noticed, & I’m super sorry bUT I still want to rp with you at all times pretty much

ironrathiisms - Ethan uwu I love your portrayal so much & I really can’t wait to rp with you

liittlelord - another precious Ethan that I really love & even though I’m a horrible replier I am getting to your starter ily

theboldlord - I am apparently addicted to all the Ethan accounts here but I’m not complaining. I cannot express how much I love all the Ethans that are here

ladyfxrrester - I’m so excited that there is an Enissa blog here because if I didn’t make a Mira blog I would have made a Enissa one so stay awesome

theironsinger - an amazing Talia that I love very dearly & Mira loves you

wieldtheswcrd - so when are they gonna hire you to write all of Royland’s dialogue in Chapter 3?

ofexiile - fave Asher for ever & ever amen I’ve yet to interact but you belong here so yes.

The Starks - people I admire & I have written or plotted with.


revixiism - Robb & Mira are probably my new OTP & I really can’t wait to write with you.

aquiloventus - another Robb that I’ve began shipping Mira with, & again cannot wait to do the one thread I’m so sorry that I’m impatient and did it on mobile so it turned into a link

margaeryhtyrell - probably my favorite Margaery on my dash, & totally Mora’s woman crush at the moment. I’m super sorry that I didn’t reply to that meme I’m working on it.

reekx - you know shit’s real when Reek proposes to Mira out of no where man

Kings & Queens - people who I admire but am too shy to speak to about rping

ardentlyarthur sorcereriisms myrddiniisms egoxistic cerseilionesslannister firstmen-blood brokemyvows impervious-wit queenxcersei greywindking asfastaswind Giveaway - to be posted oops

grandrna asked:

Do you really think sarah will be in hotel I mean she's already in american crime story. I hope she is tho

Yes, I think she’ll be there, even in a really small role. I will be genuinely shocked if Sarah isn’t in season 5. It’s just like how I expected Evan to return; some people are just permanent fixtures in the franchise. I’m certain she’ll show up in ‘Hotel’ even if they have to pull something like they did for Lily in FS.

Alright, so the episode has me shaking!

This episode was gold! Pure gold! I honestly didn’t see it coming and am purely shocked. Like, when she went off to fight, all I was thinking was “oh god, oh god! NO!” and then she came back down and I was so happy! Until 20 seconds later where I was really shocked and actually it didn’t really sink in. But seriously- she has been saying the entire time of the alliance that she was there to save her people and that feelings were only weakness.

Yes, she recognized the feelings she has for Clarke and they aren’t gone obviously but she is there to rescue her people and she never said that her people included Clarke’s- only Clarke did that. While it is unfortunate, it’s true. Clarke is going to go in, guns blazing. This is a girl who will do anything for her people and that will never stop. Octavia will be with her and they will fuck that mountain up and I believe that.

Clarke and Lexa will do anything for their people because they are the leaders and if anyone questioned that- well, you really can’t now. Lexa will sacrifice her happiness for her people and that is a true leader, unfortunately. Lexa said to be a leader is to look in the eyes of your soldiers and say “go die for me.” But it is also to do anything to keep them safe.

I still ship Clexa and Bellarke, but I do not believe this is the end of Clexa by any means as long she survives the finale. I think Clarke, no matter how hurt and betrayed she feels, understands and she’ll see that Lexa saw the opportunity and took it to save her people no matter the cost- because while Clarke wouldn’t have made the deal, it would have been tempting.

If Lexa becomes a main character in anyway, I think her journey should be learning to accept the Sky People as hers, like Clarke did with the grounders.

Well, that is my view on the Clexa ordeal..

The 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists were announced to day. This is usually a day of celebration, where I go crazy buying up new titles to read but, to be perfectly honest, I’m finding myself a little underwhelmed. While there are some deserving titles on the list, there aren’t a lot of new titles that really excite me.

Even worse, there are a ton of worthy titles that didn’t make the cut - including literally every title I read for last year’s Rainbow Awards, which is really quite shocking.

Not to take anything away from the finalists, I just think there were a lot of missed opportunities this year. Take a gander at the trans* titles that made the cut and see what catches your interest.


TRANSGENDER FICTION
Everything Must Go by La JohnJoseph
In a future-queer world of magically changing locations, perversely transformed historical figures and oodles of spatter-violence, an intersexual teen mother describes her road trip with a cast of surreal travel buddies. The goal of her final destination: unleashing the Apocalypse.

♥ For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu
At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name juan chaun, meaning powerful king. He is the exalted only son in a family of daughters; the one who will finally fulfill his father’s dreams of western masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he knows that he is a girl.

♥ Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab by Shani Mootoo
Jonathan Lewis-Adey was nine when his parents, who were raising him in a tree-lined Toronto neighbourhood, separated and his mother, Sid, vanished from his life. It was not until he was a grown man, and a promising writer with two books to his name, that Jonathan finally reconnected with his beloved parent—only to find, to his shock and dismay, that the woman he’d known as “Sid” had morphed into an elegant, courtly man named Sydney.

♥ Revolutionary: A Novel by Alex Myers
“A remarkable novel” (The New York Times) about America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War.

♥ A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett
- Eleven unique short stories that stretch from a rural Canadian Mennonite town to a hipster gay bar in Brooklyn, featuring young trans women stumbling through loss, sex, harassment, and love.

Everything Must Go is the one title here I will pick up, and I’ve had For Today I Am a Boy waiting for a review longer than I care to admit, but no Breaking Free by Cat Grant, no Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin, and no Blurred Lines edited by Kathleen Tudor? That’s just criminal.



TRANSGENDER NONFICTION
♥ Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page
What does it really mean to be a man? Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood and tells us how a brush with violence sent him on the quest to untangle a sinister past, and freed him to become the man he was meant to be.

♥ Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock
In this New York Times bestseller—the first transgender memoir written by an African American—an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age. “Undercurrents of strong emotion swirl throughout this well-written book…An enlightening, much-needed perspective on transgender identity”

♥ Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth
There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social).

I really hope Janet Mock wins this one, but where is Men Can Wear Dresses Too by Catie Maye?



LGBT CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT
♥ Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference

♥ Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall
Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet she knows something others don’t. She’s a girl. And after her dad dies, it becomes painfully obvious that she must prove it now—to herself and to the world. Born with ambiguous genitalia, Alyx has always felt a little different. But it’s after she sustains a terrible beating behind a 7-Eleven that she and her mother pack up their belongings and move from California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to start a new life—and Alyx begins over again, this time as a girl.

A couple of interesting trans* titles in the mix here, and I’m really curious about Double Exposure, but I can’t believe Cevin’s Deadly Sin by Sally Bosco didn’t make the list.



OTHERS
♥ Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela by Marcia Ochoa (LGBT STUDIES)
- Queen for a Day connects the logic of Venezuelan modernity with the production of a national femininity. In this ethnography, Marcia Ochoa considers how femininities are produced, performed, and consumed in the mass-media spectacles of international beauty pageants, on the runways of the Miss Venezuela contest, on the well-traveled Caracas avenue where transgender women (transformistas) project themselves into the urban imaginary, and on the bodies of both transformistas and beauty pageant contestants (misses). Placing transformistas and misses in the same analytic frame enables Ochoa to delve deeply into complex questions of media and spectacle, gender and sexuality, race and class, and self-fashioning and identity in Venezuela.

♥ The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future by Aaron H. Devor (LGBT NONFICTION)
The University of Victoria has committed itself to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people. The UVic Archives have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with transgender activism since 2007.

♥ Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone (LGBT SF/F/HORROR)
On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World.

I’ll admit, I am fascinated by Queen for a Day, and Full Fathom Five has been on my radar ever since I was told it had a significant transgender character, but it’s a shame Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices by Kirstin Cronn-Mills didn’t make it into Studies or Nonfiction.

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all the things i ship ★ april ludgate and andy dwyer

april, you are the most awesome person i have ever known in my entire life. i vow to protect you. from danger. and i don’t care if i have to fight an ultimate fighter, or a bear, or him. you’re mom. i would take them down. i’m getting mad right now even telling you. i wanna spend the rest of my life, every minute with you, and i am the luckiest man in the galaxy.

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Cas making himself at home in the bunker

Cas coming home