2 live is what we are

john wick: chapter 2 sentence starters

feel free to change pronouns!! 

  • who the fuck can do that? 
  • why don’t we just eliminate them? 
  • you have my car. 
  • can a man like you know peace? 
  • why not? 
  • you workin’? 
  • i’m not that guy anymore. 
  • you are always that guy
  • what the hell were you thinking? 
  • i’m asking you not to do this. 
  • you stabbed the devil in the back. 
  • you have no idea what’s coming do you? 
  • i lived my life my own way. i will die my own way. 
  • all the stories you’ve heard about that person, if anything else, have been watered down. 
  • consider this a professional courtesy. 
  • this rounds on me. 
  • i’m sorry, i fucked up. 
  • take me to him/her. 
  • as i live and breathe, ______! 
  • you’re not very good at retiring. 
  • i’m workin’ on it. 
  • the man. the myth. the legend. 
  • that’s bad for your health. 
  • DAMN, it’s christmas! we’re going to applebee’s after this. 
  • you’re going to help me. 
  • why the fuck would i do that? 
  • you want a war, or do you just want to give me a gun? 
  • somebody, please! get. this. man. a gun. 
  • your descent into hell starts here. 
  • you don’t want me owing you. 
  • i think you’re addicted to this. 
  • you wanted me back. i’m back. 
  • your evening has been colorful i see. 
  • this kingdom is mine and mine alone. 
  • what have you done? 
  • _______, just walk away. 
  • then why am i not dead? 
  • your life is forfeit. 
  • whoever comes, whoever it is, i’ll kill them. i’ll kill them all. 
  • of course you will. 

anonymous asked:

What are your top 3 "Callie returns" scenarios?


1. Callie returns of her own volition. We find out she hasn’t been with Penny for quite some time. She starts working at the hospital again and keeps sending longing looks toward Arizona and they get their friendly, flirty relationship back. Everything is cool between them. Eventually, after some delicious, drawn-out sexual tension between them, Callie asks her to start again. They live happily ever after.

2. We see Callie and Arizona maintain a friendship. It’s been blossoming all this season, it just wasn’t mentioned, but we start seeing Arizona mention her or something funny she said, or reference talking to her or a text she sent. Her friends are kinda skeptical when she says they just chat now and again, as friendly co-parents, mostly about Sofia. They discuss it among themselves. April tries to snoop out more details. Near the end of the season, or in the finale, we see Callie show up at Arizona’s door. She missed her. She missed her *enough*. They live happily ever after.

3. Arizona goes after her. She goes to New York for Callie, and they get back together. It all happens offscreen, cause it’s the series finale. But it’s implicit that they live happily ever after.

anonymous asked:

All the voices that were silenced tonight, All the lives that will never be lived, All the people grieving At the knowledge of what has occurred because it’s 2017 this is supposed to be a thing of the past But it is happening It seems that everyday we hear news of some other tragedy Of more deaths And more hurt and pain in the world It almost seems as if there is no more hope Because if these things can happen in 2017, Who’s to say it can ever end? (1/2) - poetry anon

We keep fighting for change, but we accomplish so little. And now we’ve lost more precious, beautiful, lives who could’ve changed this world. My heart mourns for them and their families and for the world because there is now an absence of light where they once were, and nothing will ever take their place (2/2) - poetry anon (dedicated for those lost in Manchester today)

Thank you for being a voice. Mine isn’t working anymore.

This. Exactly this. What is wrong with the world, it terrifies me to think that this is the world I’m raising my babies in.
Children, teens and parents. Really. We all know why they did it, it’ll get the biggest rise, it’s just so wrong, I really cannot get my head around it.
2 minutes from where I used to work, 15 minutes from where I used to live, I have friends that work in the MEN, I’ve been to Victoria Station hundreds of times.

I’m hoping all the babies that are missing are reunited soon 💜

anonymous asked:

Lo I have a few questions about tonight's ep ok 1.i need to know why was Aaron driving Robert car it was the first thing I noticed 2.why did Aaron have such a tiny bag for a 5-6 week holiday 3.was that a new hoodie 4.how much did they have to pay for airport parking no wonder Robert doesn't seem to have any money 5:what did they buy in duty free they currently live in a pub they don't need to buy booze so yep that was all the questions I have I choose to ignore what else happened






anonymous asked:

I'm at a loss for what to do. I met a guy off a sugar site (sugardaddie) and we hit it off. I really like him...i found out however that he's seeing multiple girls (no biggie) as they all live out of state and I don't. He wants us all to meet up and "party" however I have found out that he gives them substantially more help then he has ever given me...i.e buying plane tickets, nights out, plane rides up to the beach. He's bought me a car battery (continued...)

(pt 2) And all we do is sit at his house and hang out. He cooks me dinner but if i wanted that is date someone my own age. I want to go out and have fun and be treated like his other girls…how should i bring this subject up to him with out acting entitled or having him think that?

The next time you’re supposed to meet you can suggest going to a fancy restaurant that you’ve “been dying to try”. Don’t demand that you go there, but casually suggest it and say how much fun you think it would be. Don’t let him just decide what to do all the time, speak up for what you want. Of course don’t be rude about it, but let him know when there’s something you’re interested in doing. Having a relaxing night in is nice, but it’s boring if that’s the only thing you ever do. He’s your sugar daddy he should be taking you out and treating you well. Any man can sit around the house all night.

damnittjim  asked:

Once you get this, share 5 random facts about yourself. Then, pass it on to 10 of your followers 💫

wow this has been sitting in my inbox for weeks i totally forgot about it!! thanks for sending it to me! here we go:

1. i want to go into a stem field (but i don’t know what yet)

2. i could live off of ice cream alone

3. i think astrology is a load of crap (and i hate when people confuse it w astronomy)

4. i have 2 succulents named finn and rey

5. i’m going to germany this summer

Tagged by @dharmaavocado who writes adorable fluff. ~hearteyes~

1. Favorite soundtrack from a show/movie/video game/etc.?

Pacific Rim, yes, and also The Book of Life.

2. Where would you live if you could live anywhere?

New Zealand. … Dharma, please stop stealing my answers before I can use them. (I actually lived in NZ and I want very much to go back.)

3. Favorite historical time period?

I’ve kind of been through all phases. Worked my way through most pantheons, the World Wars, and for awhile was obsessed with Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt—we had a set of books that talked about how the first farmers grew crops and I read them cover to cover easily a dozen times.

4. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?

Any which way as long as butter is involved. Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew. (I’ve had proposals over my mashed potatoes, man, they’re legendary.)

5. What type of mythical creature would you be?

Absolutely a dragon. One that probably hoards cats and yarn, let’s be real.

6. Do you have any allergies?

I am deathly allergic to penicillin. How do I know this? They gave me a penicillin shot when I was a year old, and I went into anaphylactic shock, slipped into a coma, and had to be flown out of the New Guinea bushland to the nearest hospital and apparently it was a very near thing.

Also I’m allergic to tangerines, my mouth itches when I eat them but I’m not really too fussed about it.

7. What were your childhood hobbies (sports/instruments/etc.)?

Flute. I played the flute all through high school. I also played softball—I sucked. But I was a good flautist.

8. How many social media accounts do you have?

Uh. ~counts~ AO3, here, FB that I never use, and a Twitter that my agent is always on me to use more (sorry, Saritza). That’s about it.

9. Favorite ending to a show/movie/video game/etc.?

I loved the way Mad Max: Fury Road ended. Just so satisfying and hey look, a white dude and a white chick and they don’t end up together, what are the chances?? I also loved PacRim but in that case I did want them to kiss. But lol fuck racism, amirite

10. Do you have a favorite teacher/professor?

Mr. Clark. 7th/8th grade geography and history teacher. He was British, tall and lean with a dark beard and a sharp, dry sense of humor. Everyone was terrified of him because his snark was lethal. I adored him, and I was his favorite because I always got his jokes.

11. Favorite holiday?

I actually really enjoy Christmas. The kids have fun. I have fun. I look forward to the lights and the food and the presents and just the general happiness of the season.

I tag anyone who wants to do it, @me so I can see your reply!

  • A Ravenclaw pumped up on six cups of highly sugared coffee, a five hour energy, and three packs of skittles: listen man I can tell you 43 different types of birds and every feasible fact about the book I'm reading but if I have to name one more goddamn constellation I'm shoving this star chart up Galileo's ass
  • Matt in October: omg pumpkins are just the best I love them
  • Matt on Valentines Day: omg man candy is just the best I mean it literally beats everything else wow
  • Matt on the first day of spring: omg guys plants!!! they are?? just?? amazing??? yay photosynthesis!!! :D
Neutron Stars Are Weird!

There, we came right out and said it. They can’t help it; it’s just what happens when you have a star that’s heavier than our sun but as small as a city. Neutron stars give us access to crazy conditions that we can’t study directly on Earth.

Here are five facts about neutron stars that show sometimes they are stranger than science fiction!

1. Neutron stars start their lives with a bang

When a star bigger and more massive than our sun runs out of fuel at the end of its life, its core collapses while the outer layers are blown off in a supernova explosion. What is left behind depends on the mass of the original star. If it’s roughly 7 to 19 times the mass of our sun, we are left with a neutron star. If it started with more than 20 times the mass of our sun, it becomes a black hole.

2. Neutron stars contain the densest material that we can directly observe

While neutron stars’ dark cousins, black holes, might get all the attention, neutron stars are actually the densest material that we can directly observe. Black holes are hidden by their event horizon, so we can’t see what’s going on inside. However, neutron stars don’t have such shielding. To get an idea of how dense they are, one sugar cube of neutron star material would weigh about 1 trillion kilograms (or 1 billion tons) on Earth—about as much as a mountain. That is what happens when you cram a star with up to twice the mass of our sun into a sphere the diameter of a city.

3. Neutron stars can spin as fast as blender blades

Some neutron stars, called pulsars, emit streams of light that we see as flashes because the beams of light sweep in and out of our vision as the star rotates. The fastest known pulsar, named PSR J1748-2446ad, spins 43,000 times every minute. That’s twice as fast as the typical household blender! Over weeks, months or longer, pulsars pulse with more accuracy than an atomic clock, which excites astronomers about the possible applications of measuring the timing of these pulses.

4. Neutron stars are the strongest known magnets

Like many objects in space, including Earth, neutron stars have a magnetic field. While all known neutron stars have magnetic fields billions and trillions of times stronger than Earth’s, a type of neutron star known as a magnetar can have a magnetic field another thousand times stronger. These intense magnetic forces can cause starquakes on the surface of a magnetar, rupturing the star’s crust and producing brilliant flashes of gamma rays so powerful that they have been known to travel thousands of light-years across our Milky Way galaxy, causing measurable changes to Earth’s upper atmosphere.

5. Neutron stars’ pulses were originally thought to be possible alien signals

Beep. Beep. Beep. The discovery of pulsars began with a mystery in 1967 when astronomers picked up very regular radio flashes but couldn’t figure out what was causing them. The early researchers toyed briefly with the idea that it could be a signal from an alien civilization, an explanation that was discarded but lingered in their nickname for the original object—LGM-1, a nod to the “little green men” (it was later renamed PSR B1919+21). Of course, now scientists understand that pulsars are spinning neutron stars sending out light across a broad range of wavelengths that we detect as very regular pulses – but the first detections threw observers for a loop.

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) payload that is soon heading to the International Space Station will give astronomers more insight into neutron stars—helping us determine what is under the surface. Also, onboard NICER, the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology (SEXTANT) experiment will test the use of pulsars as navigation beacons in space.

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Aliens are so used to humans wanting to pet the most deadliest creatures they find because PUPPER that they have prepared on every ship with a human crewmate. They have human sitting duties and at least 2 chaperones when going planet-side, just in case they get any ideas.

Then a crew gets a human for the first time and it’s everything like what the Human Care Manual says. The human is loud, but pleasant, always joke around with the crew and was tremendous during that Flokkut Raid on Sector 6. The human even brought a camera with it to take pictures on the ship (it’s bigger than most, downright obnoxious in shape to some of the crew, but the human is happy with it, and a happy human is a bonded human)

So then they go down to a planet, letting the human explore with his chaperones. After walking for a while the group stumbles on a herd of Dwetts, elks with fish eyes and flippers. The aliens sigh cause it was bound to see creatures sooner or later, and turn to give Acceptable Reason #6 from the manual, when the human disappeared! They freak out because how did the human leave??? Does it have invisibility??? That wasn’t part of the manual!! But they hear their human saying “guys, stop moving! You’re going to upset them!”

They look down to see the human lying on his stomach looking through his camera, taking pictures. They were shocked, but did as they were told and sat down. For hours they watched the human taking photos, being as quiet as still as possible. This couldn’t be the same human??

When the human was done, it got up, stretched, and headed back for the ship. The chaperones followed suit. When they got back the captain was surprised that they returned without a creature (even with 2 chaperones, he suspected that the human would win anyway) but was astonished to hear what had happened.

“You didn’t want to take one as these ‘pets’ for the ship??”

“No???? Why would I? They aren’t domesticated, they need space to live which the ship wouldn’t supply.”

“But aren’t they cute in human terms?”

“I mean, I would say more interesting than cute. But seriously, how would we take care of it? How to feed it, groom it, keep away from all the sensitive equipment? It would be dangerous for us and it if we take one from the wild. You really want one that badly?”

“Wha- No! It’s just…you seemed to like them?”

“I mean yeah, it’s a new animal species, and I did take pictures, but not as long as I hoped for. Honestly you have to look at the ecosystem here before getting any animals on board.”

The captain immediately notified the Human Care Committee that their section on animal bonding does not apply to human subclass professional wildlife photographer

How to Get Back Up Again

1. Don’t beat yourself. We all make mistakes, have bad experiences, and get it wrong at times.

2. Don’t dwell on what happened. Choose to learn from the past – but remember that your power’s in the present and the future.

3. Remember your potential, and what’s possible for you. You’re not that one experience or bad result.

4. Don’t let others’ expectations shape and influence your goals. It’s not their life you’re living … So decide what you will do.

5. Imagine how you’ll feel if you persevere and, despite all the obstacles, achieve success. That’s surely worth the effort, even thought it’s hard right now.

6. Just take one small step … It will rebuild your confidence … And then take another … And another after that.

The 3 Elements of a FLAWED Character

You know that moment when you find an old notebook, and you start reading the story you were writing years ago, and after about one page…  

And then after a few more paragraphs … 

This has happened to me several times. On every occasion I want to curl up in a small box and wait until everyone forgets I was ever a writer. And every time, no matter which old story it is, what sends me crawling into that box is the same thing: the main character. Even after I had learned to incorporate empathetic qualities into my heroes (as listed in the last post), my protagonists were still deeply annoying – if not more unbearable than before. 

Why? What made them this way? They had winningly empathetic traits! Were they terrible people still? No, and that was the problem. They were perfect. Smart. Noble. Brave. They had dazzling martial arts skills. They loved people and people loved them. They were Chosen in some way and destined for greatness. Angst-plagued though, of course. They were tragic little heroes, misunderstood and abused, driven by the desire to vanquish all who caused them suffering.  

I could’ve composed a Gaston-like song enumerating their virtues and sorrows. 

And the only thing that would’ve made them more punchable is if they did use antlers in all of their decorating.

Characters can’t be completely likable. Yes, they must possess strengths that win the reader’s empathy, but without an equal amount of flaws … they can’t function. If they’re not flawed, they shouldn’t be the main character. Story is about someone changing, for better or worse. Under the surface, all good stories are about this process of human growth or decline. So if a hero is perfect from the beginning, there’s nowhere they need to go. And consequently, there’s no reason for a reader to follow. 

The inclination to follow a story is begun with interest in the premise, of course – but it is locked in when empathy occurs, when we begin to care – the moment the reader transposes their own external and internal lives onto a character’s life. A process which starts when a reader recognizes a shared something between themselves and the hero. Sometimes, this is a goal or strength or situation. And sometimes, it’s a flaw. We meet a character that is weak in the same way we are, and a strong internal connection is born between the reader’s life and the life on the page. On a deep level we’re thinking “This person is like me. What happens to them? How do they deal with it?” And because of this connection based on what is lacking in our lives, we want to live the story, see how it ends, and find out how the main character – who is just like us – reached that ending. Because it’s our lives we’re reading about, and if we play it out in advance, maybe we can reach a positive ending too. 

So! In what way should a main character be FLAWED? 

1) Weak in a way that only hurts themselves. 

Let’s call these MIND.

2) Flawed in a way that hurts others. 

Let’s call these MORAL.

The most realistic – and most compelling – characters have both types.  

And if a character has these flaws, the story must be steering them towards what they NEED to overcome them. The main character needs to learn something, a truth, a new way to live. This is the theme of the story. Theme is a statement the story seeks to prove, to the main character and the reader, about how to live a better life. It’s the solution to whatever moral and mental conundrum they’re facing. So … 

3) The SOLUTION to their moral and mental weaknesses. 

How does that work? To illustrate, let’s look at Stitch and Alexander Hamilton. (What a combination.) 


Moral: He’s destructive. Violent. Rude. Vindictive.  Manipulative. Enjoys the suffering of his enemies.

 And in general, pushes everyone and everything away.  

Mind: Despite his violent ways, he yearns to belong, and senses that he can’t.

He believes he’s alone, he’s unlovable, he’s monstrous, he’s never had a family and never will – he’s lost, like the Ugly Duckling. He’s missing a family he’s never had.  

Solution: He just needs to start treating people like family to be accepted into one. 


Moral: He’s selfish. (“Be careful with that one love, he will do what it takes to survive.”) He’s arrogant. He’s self-centered. (Think of the entirety of Burn.) And in his obsessive journey to succeed, he pushes everyone out of his path.  

Mind: He has a fixation on death, on time running out, which drives his manic desire to achieve. (“I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory.) He’s insecure. ("Graduate in two and join the revolution. He looked at me like I was stupid. I’m not stupid.”) 

Solution: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? Eliza tells his story. Hamilton’s goal throughout the story is a legacy; he strives to achieve this immortality in any way possible, even if it means neglecting his loved ones, or even ruining their lives. He needs to learn that his loved ones are enough. Eliza is enough. And through her, he will live on. 

What would have happened if they weren’t flawed? The stories would have been boring. What would have happened if their flaws had been treated like attributes that didn’t have to change? The stories would have ceased to be. Progress couldn’t happen, because by accepting the status quo of their mental and moral states, we’re refusing the call to adventure outright. They’d just exist in the same state they were in the setup, stagnant, somewhat lifeless. Flawed characters must motor towards that NEED, or solution, that will save their lives. 

(I realize this “need” element is rather vague, so it’ll get its own post.)  

But in conclusion, this balance of strengths and flaws – and how this fictional person deals with the adventure they’re thrown into – is what makes a main character compelling, empathetic, and real. 

So when I unearth a notebook years in the future, containing one of stories I’m writing now, maybe the main character won’t make me feel like this:

Maybe it’ll even be like this: 

And best of all, maybe one of those characters will make a reader somewhere feel understood and helped and not alone. Wow. That would be amazing.

Well, there’s my writing motivation for today. I’m going to go make my main character more of a lovable jerk.


5x09 || 7x16

“We look not at what can be seen, but we look at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God. A house not made from hands, eternal in the heavens.”

- 2 Corinthians 4:18 

anonymous asked:





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*spoilers for GotG Vol 2*

I think what really upset me was that Rocket already had to watch Groot die. Like I know he saved him and we’ve all been blessed™ with baby Groot, but just when Rocket felt most alone/most misunderstood, suddenly Yondu came along and turned out to be that one person that can really relate to what the poor animal had to live with his whole life.

And when Yondu told Rocket that he needed to stay behind to help Quill, I could see that Rocket knew: Quill was the only one who would make it back to the ship.

And get this, when everyone yelled at Rocket and asked him where Quill was, he just said “I can only lose one friend today.” I wondered if he was talking about Quill, but what if he meant Yondu? He knew that Yondu went to save Quill. Which means he believed that Quill, at least, would return. He could tell by the look on Yondu’s face that Yondu was going to sacrifice himself to get Quill out of there alive.

Just like Groot did the first time.

Except Rocket couldn’t save Yondu like he saved Groot

but onto a more serious note, the biggest reason as to why the holy trinity are so important is because, they are all minorities. friendships between minority groups, they can be groundbreaking. monumental. instrumental. historical for building a new wave of change that battle and fight prejudices and stereotypes.

in even, sana and isak, you have 3 people all coming from different minority backgrounds, each having a label that society boxes them in, reduces them down into, minimises and dismisses their struggles. 

in even, there’s representation of a boy so creative and ambitious who dreams of making movies, and has bipolar disorder and is bisexual/pansexual, who is also deeply interested and has willingly studied into islam. in isak, you have a studious science enthusiast, so into his biology and theories of evolution and parallel universes but living in the now, present moment too, and is gay. in sana, you have a young muslim woman of colour, just as studious as isak in her sciences, and very very passionate, and extremely successful, in basketball. 

together, the 3 of them coming and forming one trio, can breakdown discrimination on so many fronts: homophobia, ableism, racism, islamophobia. discriminations that need to be fought against, in the CURRENT world we live in. that, you know what, indeed! a muslim girl can be best friends with 2 boys who are in a relationship with one another! that yes, a boy with bipolar disorder can learn the qur’aan in arabic, and it doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. that yes, a boy that is gay can peacefully be friends with a muslim girl. all these little things sum up to form something so huge, that society can do nothing but talk about it, raise awareness about it, because it cannot be avoided.

why? because these people exist. in very large numbers. mentally ill people exist. muslims exist. lgbt+ people exist. we are EVERYWHERE. and we have finally found something that we can identify to that represents us. of course we are going to talk about it, in the masses, especially when all these minorities intertwine and form such a pure, strong, solid friendship that goes against so much of what society has taught us that, “in fact, these people will never be able to mix peacefully.” 

we exist. we will raise our voices. we will cause hype and make noise about it. and society will have no other option but to accept us and change their mindset.

this friendship is so so so important. so important.