anonymous asked:

Are Jaime and Brienne endgame?

This is solely MY OPINION. But yeah, I’m going to answer with YES. Reasons? A lot. But mostly I’m going with my superb instinct when I decide whether an OTP is an endgame or not. I have an amazing track record about this kind of shit. I think I only have failed once, but that’s more of a show being an asshole and not because of the OTP didn’t happen. There’s always this kind of weird and unexplainable feelings when I read early signs of endgame OTP.

Other reasons that you probably will care:

  • I honestly think that Jaime and Brienne (and Cersei) is the ultimate love story plot in the book or in the show. Other than Sam and Gilly, their plot of “relationship” is the only one that still going strong and keep revolving around their main plot.
  • Dany’s plot never really about her love story. Other than first season, yes. But that great love story has ended. So does Jon with Ygritte. And despite that people love Sansa/Sandor, I honestly think it won’t go anywhere, especially since the show makes more emphasize of Sansa/Tyrion. Arya/Gendry, lovely relationship. People ship the hell out of them, but I don’t think Arya’s plot revolving around Gendry. 
  • Things that happen in their plot, dude. Like all the signs. For example, the dramatic sequence when Jaime saved Brienne from the bear pit. That’s a fucking romantic plot 101. Another example, the bathtub scene. To be honest, this scene should not always happen in bathtub. They shouldn’t be naked so the conversation could happen. Jaime has been delirious after treatment from Qyburn. He could just lay in some place and somehow conversation with Brienne would happen. And of course the classic “I hate you so much at first but somehow I will end up to love you for the rest of my life” trope. Especially if you have read the book, things that they do for each other even when the other wasn’t by their side. Like when Jaime smack the hell out of Ron Connington or when Brienne kill Rorge and screamed that was for Jaime, or willing to be hang because she wouldn’t betray Jaime. EVERYTHING IN THEIR PLOT SCREAMS “ENDGAME” for me.

You probably should ask smart people in the fandom because I’m definitely not one. They will give you a lot of amazing reasons, really. But to be honest, my strongest reason is my own damn instinct.

keybummer asked:

I've just read your post on white atheist's racism and I'm dumbstruck. I'm a white atheist from Europe and I'm certainly not racist or anything. However I do see that relgion has definitely had some very bad influence over people and still has. That doesn't mean that all religious people are terrorists or willing to endanger the life of others including yours and mine. I consider myself a humanist and I want all humankind to live together peacefully. This unfortunately fails to work.

Ok but first of all, atheists can be crappy people too who think they’re better and smarter than religious people for not believing in God. I’ve seen it.
Secondly if you’re none of those other things, great, hold other atheists who do this kind of stuff accountable, tell them they’re wrong for doing it and don’t let it go unchecked. That’s all I’m saying.

PM: Starily
  • Elliott:I don’t know. I mean, I know it’s possible. You’re definitely not the only one who believes in him, when it comes down to it. But it’s a lot easier to say it, than to make him see it. Especially because i’m hoping it won’t come down to him having to protect anyone soon. Is there anyone who, I don’t know…He maybe looks up to, or respects as a hero that might be able to help you talk sense into him?
  • Lily:Finn? I know Finn is like his big brother and he worships him, kind of. Other than that... I don't know? I just know he keeps thinking he fails everyone and all I could come up with was making a scenario for him to save the day, but that sounded mean and maybe too much.

awesomeavrin asked:

I just want to let you know that I'm constantly inspired by you and everything you do and have achieved! Your posts (not to mention your beautiful face) never fail to make my day at least a little brighter and I tell people about your blog all the time. (My roommate loves you too! :D) It can't be easy to keep up all this positivity and you're definitely an inspiration to me. <3 You're beautiful, inside and out. Love you!

Hi there! Aww, if I’m making your day brighter, then I must be doing something right, for this is exactly the kind of effect I aim to have!! Yeah, there are days that keeping up the positivity is harder than others, and there are days that I outright fail. I try to show both here - I think it’s important that everyone see that I’m just as human as anyone else, and that even when we’re at our best, life can still overwhelm us from time to time. But if people take anything away from this blog, I hope it is the message that no matter what life throws at you, it’s how you handle it that matters the most!

Thank you for the message, and say hi to your roommate for me! :D
Kaydee <3

I'm a fail

God has a sense of humor

he made 2 kinds of people

1-people who are good at what they do, you know the kinds with charm, charisma, and just always win or are generally in good terms.

then he made

2- those other people who only exist to make the 1 look good and further failing at their own lives and never move past, well no where. Because they are born to fail.

I am a 2.

I do everything. I want it the hardest. Study the most. I try harder than everyone until I cant anymore but I can Never win. I will always fail. I have just failed over and over again in my life. I cannot think of one single ‘win’ I have had. I have only had shit days and light shit days, but shit days anyway.

Everything I have done, failed. I’m going on life plan number what? oh yeah H…I…J? I don’t know anymore. Because everything else I have done ahs failed. Even the motherfucking fail safe failed, and I had 2 of them. which failed back to back.

Now I’m in nursing school, and just when I thought maybe I have a chance, nope, God was just like Who the fuck do you think you are 2. you’re a 2. that’s your place. now go back and make my 1s amazing.

I barely passed the first exam and I mean barely. I still have no clue how to study for this program. I have spent all day reading the same chapter, last 3 days reading the same chapter and I still cant tell you what its about.

I shouldn’t be surprised anymore, which I’m not.

I’m not surprised that after studying 2 weeks in advance for the test, I almost failed(and if you fail a test you’re out of the program).

I’m not surprised everyone else knows everything and gets everything right, while I sit there playing catch up, calling BS so no one knows how lost I am.

I’m not surprised I probably wont make it.

I’m surprised at the fact I actually thought I was going to make a change in my life…and believed it.

I should know better, than to believe that.

but That’s what makes me a 2.

The Tokyo Ghoul finale really kind of hit home for me and for the first time I felt a true closeness to Kaneki.

"to be hurt is better than to hurt others"

I have lived my life trying my very best to honor this sentiment. I have tiptoed around on eggshells with scars adorning my body holding back, I didn’t want to hurt anyone the way they hurt me.

And sometimes I failed. Sometimes, in my own need to rescue those dear to me I slashed deep wounds into their sides. Without thinking I sliced like paper into skin. And I sobbed.

And I have become stuck in this notion, I have even taken it too far. It is truly possible too be too forgiving and maybe even too kind.

But just like Kaneki, how can I protect those dear to me if I can’t even protect myself? People call me strong but they can only peer so far into someone who isn’t themselves and I am so so weak.

I don’t want to be anymore. I want to change. I want to grow to be strong enough to truly protect myself and in turn protect others.

So I must fight.

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Today I mail big blue pill boxes marked monday to sunday,
to my brother Bryan. He lives in the mountains with his dogs.
On a whim I add my Stanley Moss book to the shabby box,
thinking he might like it or at least, maybe, enjoy my loss.
I leave my sticky notes, projecting like neon flags from dirty snow,
hoping he knows they don’t mean anything other than to mark the pages I like best.  

I marked those pages while riding from wisconsin to georgia on greyhound,
with those same sticky notes used to label everything, bus station,
bathroom, stall, toilet, sanitary napkin disposal, bus, chair, window,
the sleeping  man who sat next to me from nashville to atlanta
who smelled like sawdust and oil, got the label kind.
He failed at being a country star so he had to return home
to the landscaping job a friend of a friend hooked him up with.
I read that book front to back twice that two day long trip.
A woman spilt water all over my bag, bloating the pages.
I drank up each page how Tantalus wants to drink water,
heard in it in my mind’s ear in Professor Gellar’s voice until I didn’t.
The book had been checked out twice in the entire seven years
that the adair county, missouri library owned it. Can you believe it?
I remember being so tired, I heard people calling my name and I called back.
Without that book, I would have become like all those  bus people.

Loss is the wrong word. It’s more like sacrificing personal space
to give in to a hug to someone one loves but doesn’t really know,
like the fat old English professor or the sawdust country singer,
like a brother who you can never quite understand on the phone.

You’re not too small to fail.

In two weeks, I’ll be in Manhattan at IBS NY teaching the workshop: Salon Fail!: 15 Worst Business Practices Exposed. Yesterday, I received an email from a potential attendee. It read, “I am a booth renter and I’m really interested in this class. Do you think my business might be too small to benefit from it?”

Absolutely not.

I’m an unusual kind of business consultant for more reasons than one. Aside from my winning personality and proclivity for violent analogies and creative profanity, I am set apart from other consultants because I advise owners of large salon operations and independent operators (who I call “microsalon owners”). Whether they have ten locations or are operating out of a renovated janitorial closet doesn’t matter to me—businesses of all sizes have problems and I am happy to deliver solutions.

If you’ve read my book, then you know that I differentiate independent operators (professionals we have traditionally referred to as “booth renters”). Independence comes in so many forms now. Booth rental is no longer the only form of independence, so distinction is necessary.

Microsalon (n.): a small, independent salon business, owned and operated entirely by a single service provider.

A microsalon owner can be a booth renter, studio operator, home salon owner, mobile professional (in the few areas where that kind of thing is legal), and on-site freelancers.

I’m often contacted by microsalon owners who tell me that other consultants “blew them off” because they were “too small.” (Depriving independent operators of much needed education and guidance is a deplorable practice, but that’s another rage-filled post for another day.)

You are not “too small.” You may not be entering into a full-blown enterprise, but the risks you face are very real. You will be putting your money on the line and venturing into unknown, lonely territory, without so much as a single employee to lean on when times get tough. Do you need to know your numbers? Hell yes. Do you need business education? You bet.

Your earning potential is extremely limited and, when compared to traditional salon ownership, your operating costs are obscenely high. Your responsibilities don’t differ from those of a typical salon owner—however, you will be solely responsible for carrying them yourself.

The biggest mistake I see microsalon owners make: failure to plan.

When I say that they “fail to plan,” I don’t mean that they fail to pick decor or come up with cute logos and brochures. When you wake up in the morning, whether your business is a ten location empire or a tiny corner in an open air booth rental salon, there are several questions you need to know the answers to off the top of your head.

1.) How much money do I need to make today to break even?
2.) What is my retention rate?
3.) What is my acquisition rate?
4.) What am I doing TODAY, TOMORROW, and NEXT WEEK to keep my business thriving?
5.) Where do I want to be in five years and what am I doing to get there?

Everyone needs a business plan. Period.

Salon owners with employees have multiple advantages over microsalon owners—particularly when it comes to maximizing sales and reducing costs. For example, many microsalon owners won’t have the need (or the ability) to make the larger orders from distributors necessary to qualify for bulk discounts. Instead of sharing a professional liability policy with multiple professionals at a discounted rate, microsalon owners have to insure themselves at a higher cost. Microsalon owners don’t have the benefit of having marketing materials or advertising provided to them–this is another critical recurring expense most microsalon owners don’t plan for or budget for.

If you think competition is fierce between salon locations in the same area, try competing against ten or twelve other professionals under the same roof. Studios and booths, when broken down per square foot, often end up costing considerably more than is reasonable. For example, a studio in my town charges $800 per month to rent a 110 square foot studio. The owner is paying $1,300 a month for the entire 1,200 square foot building.

The renters are paying $7.27 per square foot each month. The owner is paying $1.08 per square foot. You do the math on that and explain to me why these professionals are signing these leases–because I don’t get it.

Microsalon owners are the sole workers in their business. When Microsalon Megan is sick, injured, or otherwise absent from her business, she can’t call in a staff member to step in and pick up her slack. Salon Owner Sally, on the other hand, could easily rearrange staff schedules to cover gaps. (How corny are those names? Yeah, I know. It makes me sick too. Sorry about that, lol.)

The lack of support and inability to keep expenses in check can make microsalon significantly harder than traditional salon ownership. Simply put: your capacity to fail is extremely high. No. Your microsalon is not “too small” to benefit from this workshop. Quite the opposite. Your stakes and risks are very real–and numerous.

I’m in the process of writing my column for the April issue of the Stylist. In it, I’ll be going over the high price of independence by sharing an actual cost breakdown from one of my consulting clients who was weighing microsalon ownership against traditional salon ownership. In the meantime, if you have learned about the high price of independence the hard way, share your story in the comments. I’d love to hear from you! (Plus, you’ll be doing naive booth renters a big favor by sharing your experience–many of them are in desperate need of a reality check.)

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anonymous asked:

all other questions for the ask meme. i do hope you're doing well.

Thank you, kind gray faced person! I truly appreciate that. I’m trying really hard to do so. :)

And here are ze answers!
1: Name: Sonya :)
2: Age: 22
3: 3 Fears: Heights, being a burden, failing.
6: 4 turns off: Too much talking, feet stuffs, people interrupting somehow, and I can’t think of anything else.
7: My best friend: I have more than one.
8: Sexual orientation: Unsure.
10: How tall am I: 5’4
11: What do I miss: Oof, too many things.
12: What time were I born: 10am :)
13: Favorite color: Fuschia and purple
15: Favorite quote:
“A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it’s you and me
Together forever and never apart,
Maybe in distance, but never in heart.”
16: Favorite place: The beach or the forest.
17: Favorite food: Ramen
18: Do I use sarcasm: occasionally
19: What am I listening to right now: Miniature Tigers
20: First thing I notice in new person: Their smile
21: Shoe size: 8
22: Eye color: Brown
23: Hair color: To be honest, I don’t even know what color my hair is. Haha. It’s gonna be purple soon!
24: Favorite style of clothing: Idk, I like cardigans and button ups.
25: Ever done a prank call? Not that I remember.
27: Meaning behind my URL: I love the strokes and Regina Spektor.
28: Favorite movie: too many to list
29: Favorite song: impossible to pick one.
30: Favorite band: le strokes
31: How I feel right now: optimistic, extremely optimistic.
32: Someone I love: my uncle.
33: My current relationship status: Its complicated
34: My relationship with my parents: ugh.
35: Favorite holiday: Christmas.
36: Tattoos and piercing i have: I only have my ears pierced.
37: Tattoos and piercing i want: I want to pierce my ears again and get a small wrist tattoo.
38: The reason I joined Tumblr: a former friend told me about it.
39: Do I and my last ex hate each other? Oh no.
40: Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night ” texts? Yes. And I greatly appreciate them.
41: Have I ever kissed the last person you texted? Yeah. Heh.
43: How long does it take me to get ready in the morning? 15 minutes.
44: Have You shaved your legs in the past three days? Yes. Yesterday.
45: Where am I right now? Laying on my living room floor.
46: If I were drunk & can’t stand, who’s taking care of me? Jackii.
47: Do I like my music loud or at a reasonable level? Depends on my mood.
48: Do I live with my Mom and Dad? Yes, not for long though.
49: Am I excited for anything? Many things including, for the first time in a long time, the future.
50: Do I have someone of the opposite sex I can tell everything to? Yes, luckily :)
51: How often do I wear a fake smile? Not too often. I always try to genuinely smile.
52: When was the last time I hugged someone? Today.
53: What if the last person I kissed was kissing someone else right in front of me? Oof. Idk.
54: Is there anyone I trust even though I should not? Yes. There are a few people in particular.
55: What is something I disliked about today? I drove to Riverside.
56: If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? Tom Hiddleston… 😳
57: What do I think about most? How anxious I am.
58: What’s my strangest talent? I can move my pinky toe.
59: Do I have any strange phobias? Eh, I don’t think so?
60: Do I prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? Front. I’ve always wanted to be a model.
61: What was the last lie I told? Yeah, I’m sure I don’t mind driving to riverside.
62: Do I prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? Video chatting.
63: Do I believe in ghosts? How about aliens? A little bit of both. Sometimes. It’s weird.
64: Do I believe in magic? Ehhh.
65: Do I believe in luck? I mean, I guess.
66: What’s the weather like right now? It’s hot.
67: What was the last book I’ve read? My math textbook. :/
68: Do I like the smell of gasoline? As weird as it is, yes.
69: Do I have any nicknames? PS3, Sony, Sora.
70: What was the worst injury I’ve ever had? A knee injury.
71: Do I spend money or save it? Im trying to do both…
72: Can I touch my nose with a tongue? No.
73: Is there anything pink in 10 feet from me? Probably.
74: Favorite animal? Huh. I can’t pick one
75: What was I doing last night at 12 AM? talking to a friend.
76: What do I think is Satan’s last name is? Ic. He’s Satan Ic… Lol (see what I did there?)
77: What’s a song that always makes me happy when I hear it? Bohemian Rhapsody
79: What would I want to be written on my tombstone? Idk. :l
80: What is my favorite word? Recently? Jive.
81: My top 5 blogs on tumblr: Ah, don’t make me do this.
82: If the whole world were listening to me right now, what would I say? “Everyone matters and everyone deserves to be happy. Stop being dicks to each other!” Hah.
83: Do I have any relatives in jail? Not anymore.
84: I accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow me with the super-power of my choice! What is that power? Water bending! :D
85: What would be a question I’d be afraid to tell the truth on? “How do you feel about us?” -My parents.
86: What is my current desktop picture? Bmo :)
87: Had sex? Ever? Yes.
88: Bought condoms? Yes.
89: Gotten pregnant? Nope.
90: Failed a class? Sadly.
91: Kissed a boy? Yes
92: Kissed a girl? Mhm
93: Have I ever kissed somebody in the rain? Yes.
94: Had job? I currently have one.
95: Left the house without my wallet? Ugh yes! It’s the worst.
96: Bullied someone on the internet? That’s mean, no.
97: Had sex in public? Kinda.
98: Played on a sports team? Bell tennis!
99: Smoked weed? Yes.
100: Did drugs? Mhm.
101: Smoked cigarettes? Yeeee.
102: Drank alcohol? Yup.
103: Am I a vegetarian/vegan? Oh no.
104: Been overweight? Apparently
105: Been underweight? Not that I remember.
106: Been to a wedding? Yes. :)
107: Been on the computer for 5 hours straight? Hahahahahaha. Yes.
108: Watched TV for 5 hours straight? Yeaahh
109: Been outside my home country? Yes. :)
110: Gotten my heart broken? Unfortunately.
111: Been to a professional sports game? Yes! Soccer games are so fun!
112: Broken a bone? Nope
113: Cut myself? Yeah…
114: Been to prom? Mhm.
115: Been in airplane? Yisss.
116: Fly by helicopter? No :/
117: What concerts have I been to? FYF, Death Cab For Cutie, Young The Giant, The Shins, and Childish Gambino.
118: Had a crush on someone of the same sex? Ah, good times.
119: Learned another language? Yes.
120: Wore make up? Mhm
121: Lost my virginity before I was 18? I want to say yes.
122: Had oral sex? Oooh ohh oh yes.
123: Dyed my hair? Too many times.
124: Voted in a presidential election? I have all ze stickers for voting.
125: Rode in an ambulance? Yeah
126: Had a surgery? Mhm
127: Met someone famous? Yeah.
128: Stalked someone on a social network? Lol lurkkk.
129: Peed outside? Yeas.
130: Been fishing? No, I wanna try it though.
131: Helped with charity? Mhm.
132: Been rejected by a crush? That’s all little sonya got.
133: Broken a mirror? Yeah.
134: What do I want for birthday? Be with all my loved ones. ❤️