(look at me quoting the national!)

When I say I’m hard to love
you won’t believe me.
You’ll think
they are self-deprecating words
and merely a misunderstanding.
That maybe I just
don’t value myself enough.
But that’s because
when I say I’m hard to love
I am not describing
anything explosive.
I do not mean
that I will be
screaming through my lungs
or wielding weapons
with my words.
Rather, I will be patient
and kind
and lead you to believe
in things that do not exist.  
Because when I say
I’m hard to love
I mean that I
am a mirage.
You will mistakenly think
it only takes time
for me to become
something more.
But no matter how hard you try
you will not find
what you are looking for.
—  Mirage, V.P.

It’s when the sun shines it’s very brightest that I think of you. A happy thought, of course;
Of your smile, your laugh, your beautiful face. And on sunny days your light shines from within me. Those ethereal rays beam forth onto the Earth, and I, like you, look beautiful.

I think that’s love.

—  8/1/17
anyway...

I took a screenshot because L/xa’s name wasn’t properly edited. I originally wasn’t going to answer this because it’s obviously meant to incite drama, but it occurred to me that I’ve never actually answered this question on my blog at all and I do want to have this discussion. 

(This will be the first and only time I answer an ask like this as an FYI). This post is long, over 4000 words with this intro, so I’ve put it under the cut. It contains helpful bolding and italics as well as pictorial representation as further canon evidence. Happy reading!!!

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Okay, I bet at this point there is literally no one, I MEAN N O  O N E, on this Godforsaken website that doesn’t know Yuri!!! On Ice. But for the minuscule amount of you who don’t know/don’t watch Yuri!!! On Ice, here is what you are missing.

The Characters

Yuuri Katsuki: He’s a twenty-three-year-old Japanese figure skater that went from:

To this: 

IN THREE DAMN EPISODES. 

WE USED TO THINK THIS BOY WAS A CINNAMON ROLL… HE IS NOT. 

Skills: Ice Skating, ballet dancing, being hot, seducing Russian celebrities, break dancing, pole dancing, and being adorable as fuck. 

He is relatable AF: has a breakdown before an important event, has a mental illness, likes food, has idolized someone he’d really only seen from afar and GOT ENGAGED TO HIM AFTER ABOUT A YEAR OF GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER (THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED AND YOU CANNOT TELL ME OTHERWISE). Basically, anything this guy can do, EVERYONE CAN DO. 

He’s blind without his glasses. 

Victor Nikiforov: He’s a twenty-seven-year-old Russian figure skater that has won gold at the Grand Prix Finals five consecutive years in a row. 

He’s hot AF and STILL LOOKING FREAKING AMAZING. *WOLF WHISTLE* SIGN ME UP FOR THE NEXT GRAND PRIX.  

Skills: Figure skating, having the best damn English Dub accent ever, ballet dancing, dancing in general, also is adorable as fuck, and literally the most charismatic guy ever. HE GETS ALONG WITH EVERYONE. 

He owns a poodle. His name is Maccachin. This is him:

Victor is the sappy LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT DORK. 

Yuri Plisetsky: A 15-year-old angry kitten boy Russian skater prodigy. He’s known as the Russian Punk, the Russian Fairy, and the Russian Ice Tiger. The fandom refers to him as Yurio to differentiate from Yuuri K. 

This is Him: 

Skills: Being an angry kitten, figure skating, being a smol bean son, being emo, being a fantastic fangirl protector, loving cats, ballet dancing, break dancing, being embarrassed, and AGAPE (Pronounced: Ah-Gah-Pay). 

He loves his grandpa, he secretly loves his fandom, and most importantly, all he wants is to be loved and accepted by his precious parents: Victor and Yuuri. 


NEXT UP

THE PRODUCERS/WRITERS OF SHOW: 

THEY FUCK US OVER EVERY EPISODE. Literally, this was everyone during each episode. 

Episode 1: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 2: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 3: There’s no way it can gayer than this.

Episode 4: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 5: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 6: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 7: There’s no way it can gayer than this. 

Episode 8: I swear if that dog dies I will start stabbing people. 

Episode 9: IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY~ WITHOUT YOU MY FRIEND~ AND- OH MY GOSH THAT HUG THO IT’S LIKE A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL. 

Episode 10: What? What the fuck? What happened?! WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING. THIS EXPLAIN SO MANY THING!! UNFOLLOW ME NOW THIS WILL BE THE ONLY THING I TALK ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME.


It’s not queerbaiting. I’ll say it again: IT’S NOT QUEERBAITING. This has a canon gay couple and it’s treated on the same level and respect as a heterosexual couple. 

It’s not classified as yaoi or shonen-ai. 

Somehow it seems like the producers/writers are watching us and keeping up with the fandom. Like, in episode 10 it broke EVERYONE. It tore down what we originally thought was canon, and made it a million times better with NO PLOT HOLES. LIKE WHAT BLACK MAGIC FUCKERY IS THIS??!?!

COSTUMES: 

ANIMATION: 

Opening Song: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u3RGhznctE

CAN YOU FEEL MY HEART BEAT TIE THE FEELING NEVER ENOUGH I CLOSE MY EYES AND TELL MYSELF THAT MY DREAMS WILL COME TRUE.

Closing Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Onv0V1UIps

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE 


This show breaks all stereotypes.

The American Skater is a Latino that choreographs who’s own music and programs. 

We ship him with a little Chinese skater named Guang-Hong Ji. Their ship name is called Leoji. 

The Canadian is an asshole…that’s right, the Canadian is an asshole that goes by King JJ. 

It’s not yaoi, it’s yuri too. There is a Russian girl named Mila and an Italian girl named Sara. Some of us ship them. I refer to it as Mira Shipping. 

Some of us also ship Yurio and Otabek (*furiously searches what nationality he is*). We don’t have a ship name yet. But Yurio is like 15-16 canon wise, and Otabek is 18. They’re perfect for each other. 

THIS SHOW IS PERFECTION. 

ONE OF US

ONE OF US 

ONE OF US

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING FOR THE LIE… THERE IS NONE. THIS IS ALL 100% TRUE. 

This show is a massive mindfuck and everything I have ever needed in my life.

Bonus: We trend #1 at every week. 

Memorable Quotes:

“Without beauty, strength is nothing.” -Lillia Baranovskaya 

“Seduce me with all you have.” -Victor Nikiforov 

“We’ll get married once he wins a gold medal.” -Victor Nikiforov

“I think I’m going to come.” -Christophe Giacometti

When I open up, he meets me where I am. I shouldn’t be afraid to open up more!” -Yuuri Katsuki. “I want to be hated as the man who took Viktor from the world!” -Yuri Katsuki

You have to do the opposite of what people expect. How else will you surprise them?” -Victor Nikiforov

How can someone who can’t motivate others motivate himself?” -Victor Nikiforov.”

“Yuri Plisetsky. Do not use untasteful words.” -Lillia Baranovskaya. 

One More Thing:

We don’t have shipping wars, we have spelling wars

It’s either Victuuri (THIS ONE FIGHT ME), Viktuuri, Victuri, or Vikturi. Yes, the shipping name sounds like Victory!

Basically, it’s worth watching.

~Admin Hails. 

The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death. When I look ahead, all I can see is my final demise. And they say, But maybe not for seventy or eighty years. And I say, maybe you, but me, I’m already gone.
—  Prozac Nation

Tooru takes the stairs up to Hajime’s room two at a time, a grin plastered to his face and a magazine rolled up in his hand. “It’s here!” he yells, getting to the landing and slamming open Hajime’s door. “The article!”

Hajime looks up; he’s on his bed, one hand propped behind his head and the other holding up a book—a samurai novel, probably. Tooru walks over and takes the book from him, placing the volleyball magazine there instead. 

“Page 24,” he says, grinning. “Read.”

He sits down at the foot end of the bed while Hajime pages through the magazine. Hajime sits up when he gets to the article on Seijou, and Tooru tries to withhold his laughter; it’d be undignified to sit here giggling while Hajime reads. He watches his face like a hawk, though, expectant.

“If you’re going to hit it,” Hajime says at last, reading out loud from the article. “Hit it till it breaks?”

He looks up, disbelief in his eyes, and Tooru bursts out laughing. “It’s good, right? You’re laughing on the inside?”

“Who says stuff like that?” Hajime says, sounding almost indignant.

“You do!” Tooru says. His shoulders shake with laughter. “You don’t remember? Geez, I wasted my quote! I thought you’d laugh!”

“Remember…?” Hajime says, before his eyes open wide. “That time with the watermelon? You looked like a tool in a national magazine to quote me on watermelons?!”

Tooru folds over, howling. He wipes tears from his eyes when he straightens, a little offended that he’s the only one laughing this hard—but when he looks at Hajime he sees the amusement plain in his face, much as he tries not to show it.

“I looked cool,” Tooru says sedately, his insides shivery with the aftermath of laughing. He wipes another tear from the corner of his eye. “You just have to say it with conviction is all.”

“I can’t believe you,” Hajime says, looking back down at the magazine and shaking his head. He’s grinning, though, and Tooru doesn’t regret a thing.

If you’re going to hit it, hit it till it breaks, he thinks. And then he laughs, and Hajime tries not to laugh with him—but fails.

It’s Tooru’s favorite kind of day.

You really are a special kind of human, aren’t you? The paramedic that brought you in today, he’s Polish. The radiologist you met earlier today, she’s French. The registrar who looked after you in the ED, her name’s Dr Chao. It’s the founding principle of the NHS that we treat everyone, based on their clinical need rather than their ability to pay. We treat everyone who needs it irrespective of race, nationality, sexuality, religion; which unfortunately for me includes closed-minded racist bigots such as yourself.
—  Jasmine Burrows 19/12
Types

Friend: hey Nikki? What kind of guys do you like?

Me: Young, scrappy and hungry

Friend: What?

Me: I’m looking for a mind at work

Friend: please tell me your no…

Me:in worst shape than the national det is in

Friend:your so quoting Hamilton arn’t yo…

Me:a poly math, a pain in the ass, a massive pain

Friend: Why am I even friends with you?

20 me.

Grill master Scot (one T) tagged me in a thingy. Ty, mate!

Rules: answer 20 questions and tag 20 followers.

Name: Kaylene

Nickname: Kay. Kitty. ‘Kate’ (I get that at work LITERALLY all the time, minimum once an hour).

Zodiac sign: Queen Capricorn (moon Saggi - that sexy combo thoooo).

Height: Just under 5’ 4"

Orientation: 34.9285° S, 138.6007° E

Nationality + ethnicity: Australian born, Royal English heritage traced back to approx 900 CE.

Favorite fruit: Look that really depends. Summer fruit is mangos, winter is mandarins, everything in between is stone fruit. Ripe and juicy peaches especially.

Favorite season: Winter. The colder the better. Then Spring, the Autumn. Summer, aka fire nation season, doesn’t even fucking rate.

Favorite flower: Lavender.

Favorite scent: Warm cologne on skin.

Favorite color: Pastel Lavender ( hex - #d3badb )

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate: Tea.

Average hours of sleep: 7.

Cats or dogs: Cats. Obviously.

The number of blankets you sleep with: Two thin ones.

Favorite dead celebrity: Audrey Hepburn.

Dream trip: Tokyo, Japan.

The number of followers: I don’t know, I think 650 or so?

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@sandandglass

okay so the whole of Hamilton’s great and it’s totally taken over my life 

but why isn’t anyone talking about the bit at the start of “one last time” where Washington goes “aw Hamilton I need to talk to you” and Hamilton just goes “JEFFERSON STARTED IT”

like i crack up every time it’s brilliant 

these grown-ass men building a new country and I cannot stop picturing Washington as a really tired dad with Hamilton and Jefferson squabbling 

“DAMMIT BOYS I WILL TURN THIS FLEDGLING NATION AROUND”

“BUT SIIIIIIR JEFFERSON STARTED IT”

“IT WAS HAMILTON”

“LIAR”

*Washington looks into the camera like he’s on the office*

anonymous asked:

Taqiyya?

It gives a Muslim full reign to lie if it means protecting themselves or the faith.  A Muslim, for example, could claim they’re not Muslim if somebody put a gun to their head and told them to convert to another faith, and so long as they stay Muslim in their hearts it isn’t held against them by the faith or Allah.

The problem with Taqiyya, like other verses, is when you take the Quran as a whole.

The Quran urges Muslims to fight non-believers wherever they find them and to convert non-believers by any means.  By Islamic view, a nation not adhering to Islam is oppressing the rightful rulers of that nation (Muslims), as Islam is prophesied to rule the world.

So you have Muslims urged to convert and fight unbelievers, but they’re in a system where they cannot actively do so without engendering massive amounts of hatred for themselves, putting them at risk.  They live in a nation that, by Allah’s words, should be Islamic and is not giving the rightful rulers their due.

So what do they do?  Taqiyya.  They lie or mislead about certain passages, quote suras out of context to make the faith look better or lie to pollsters about what they truly want because it’d make Islam look intolerant.

Watch the video below and it’ll be explained.  This guy is.. a mixed bag for me.  He’s extremely Christian and I pretty much ignore his ramblings against Athiests, but the guy actively studies the Hadiths and Quran, as well as Islamic scholars, and makes videos criticizing the Quran and Islam.  He also tends to use charged language at times, which I also dislike, but his actual message and citations are solid.

okay hear me out...

jack zimmermann and vine

  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • like the poor bby can’t make any other social media work
  • but for some reason his canadian-hockey-loving heart can make-six second looping videos
  • even though his first vine is literally just shaky cam with his skates mostly in the center of the frame propped up against a locker.  After three or four seconds of the white noise from the background
  • “wait it’s recording?”
  • and a burst of Bitty’s laughter
  • everyone just assumes that it’s a teammate or a PR person
  • they’re not wrong per se


  • jack doesn’t do any of that ***fancy*** vine nonsense
  • but he does put videos up of dogs he sees on the street
  • you may not know me but…  JACK ZIMMERMANN?  can i put your dog on my vine account?  JACK…  ZIMMERMANN???  is that a yes?  Mr. Snuffles has never been more blessed in his life!!!
  • and six second shots of falconers’ scrimmages (he’s v careful about not revealing any plays or secrets)


  • he finally learns to cut shots together when he makes a vine of his favorite morning protein shake
  • he just tags it with #eatmoreprotein
  • Bitty smiles and loops it an uncountable number of times so that he can think about his silly-canadian-hockey-playing-robot boyfriend knows exactly how hard to chirp him when Jack next comes back to the Haus


  • the falconers are in vegas and the shippers scream when jack posts a vine of Kent Parson running, jumping into his arms, and hugging him
  • (they’ve made up at this point)
  • Parse… Parse. Parse, what are you doing?!?
  • CATCH ME ZIMMS!
  • Bitty trusts this boy and let’s be honest if Bitty was given a chance to feel up Kent Parson, it’s not like Jack would begrudge him either.
  • Later:
  • Jack, how did you even center that???  It just looks like you dropped your phone!
  • …I did.
  • Did what?
  • Drop my phone.  Kent didn’t tell me anything he just told me to start recording.
  • Bitty just chuckles. ***this boy***


  • when jack’s finally ready, a year or more down the road, he posts a vine of him and Bitty kissing for National Coming Out Day
  • ‘to thine own self be true’
  • Bitty punches him “you sap”
  • everyone in the comments speculates the quote because he’s jack zimmermann and he went to ***college***
  • jack posts another vine a few days later, bitty making mini-pies in the background
  • just, absolutely deadpan; but with the hint of a smile that he can never seem to iron out when he’s within 20 ft of Bitty
  • i was a history major.

JYP: My mum called me the other day and scolded me for my comments on KPOP STAR. She said I should not be so mean to the future of Korean Music.


You Hee Yeol: My mum also called me but she praised. She said I was the best looking out of the three.


YG: I didn’t get a call. I called my mum, asking if she watched. She said she doesn’t care.

—  KPOP STAR 3. Nice to know they took on their mums’ personalities XD

RULES: answer 20 questions + tag 20 of your followers you’d like to know better. 

Tagged By: @hallowedmaiden

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NAME: Joelle

NICKNAME: Jo, or Joey 

SIGN: Gemini 

HEIGHT: 5′ 2"
NATIONALITY: American

ORIENTATION: Ace-heteroromantic. I’ve finally come to grips with how sex is not important to me.
FAVOURITE FRUIT: Avocado.

FAVOURITE SEASON: Winter.

FAVOURITE FLOWER: For looks, orchids. For smell, jasmine. 

FAVOURITE SCENT: Barbecue lol. Is that considered a scent? Either that or cinnamon. 

FAVOURITE BOOK: All the Harry Potter series

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Sky blue

FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Giraffes

COFFEE, TEA, OR HOT CHOCOLATE: Coffee. 

AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: Around 6-7.
CATS OR DOGS: Cats!!!!
NUMBER OF BLANKETS YOU SLEEP WITH: One or two depending on how cold it is.
DREAM TRIP: African safari. 

BLOG CREATED: Five years ago. 

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