2014 come back

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Sometimes I lay in bed wondering how it’s possible that the picture on the right was taken three years after the one on the left, and he looks like such a squishy baby. Are they even the same person¿

the-sarcastic-one  asked:

Something I thought you'd find interesting; Awhile back, I had to drive up to Bentonville, AR(birthplace of Walmart) and on the 3 hr drive back home I saw something strange. I had stopped to get gas just off the highway; it was a rest stop with 2 gas stations directly across from each other, and nothing else but farm fields and empty road for miles. It was about 2 am and the place was deserted. The gas station I chose, while very empty, gave off your typical middle-of-the-night gas station vibes

the one across the road however… Did Not. It was a Shell station, and the whole thing looked abandoned. The parking lot was badly cracked and had grass and weeds growing everywhere, some of the fuel nozzles appeared to have been ripped out, and the overhang was leaning dangerously. But. All the lights were on, and even though some of the windows were boarded, you still had a good view of the interior. It looked… well stocked? Like the cashier had just wandered into the back for a sec 2/3

and would be back at any time. But it was still off, somehow, in a way I can’t really explain. Just… wrong. Oh! And the lights on the Shell sign worked too! Except, the ’s’ was burnt out, so it just said: ‘HELL’. Definitely the creepiest thing I’ve seen while driving at night so far. Do you think there’s any chance I accidentally wandered too close to the entrance to another dimension? 3/3


OH MAN ENTROPY-RIDDLED GAS STATIONS ARE MY FAVORITE.  

DOUBLY SO ENTROPY-RIDDLED GAS STATIONS IN PLACES WHERE GREAT EVIL WAS SPAWNED AW YEAH.  I love the juxtaposition of decaying roof and weed-filled lot with the clean and well-stocked interior.  Differing levels of entropy is my fave aesthetic.   The “HELL” and missing cashier is a nice touch too.  In spite of appearances, it’s not that dangerous a place if you mind your manners, don’t go under the structurally compromised part of the overhang and bring along the tire iron if you want o go around back.

You def should have bought a candy bar. If you pay for it and toss a buck in the tip jar it’s not cursed.  Say hi to the cashier, ask what they do for fun around there the answer will be incredible- There’s a similar Shell with the burnt-out S and a shambling restaurant named “Boogie’s” next door in Del Norte that I ALWAYS stop at going to and from Durango.  They always remember me becuase I show up pretty much exactly at the same time on the same days every year and make a point of being friendly. Chelsea’s a really nice lady who keeps bees and her son gave me a drawing of a tiger for my fridge.

Also wander around the back to look for sets of eyes glowing back at you from under the dumpster.  Whatever eats there is full of chaotic energies and of immense power but probably also lonely.   Say hi to them.  Don’t feed the wildlife though that’s never a good idea.  One of the Sonocos in Ravenna has a large gray dog that sleeps behind the store under the AC unit.  She’s there every single time I’ve been to Ohio since 1997.  She’s had a white muzzle and arthritis but remains otherwise unchanged, always sitting up and wagging her tail when you come by.

It’s also a great place to pick up a rider if you need one. Most people who have to drive cross-country will tell you to put something in the front seat to keep anything from climbing in with you- a box or a plant but NOT a toy or doll, those can get inhabited.  And most of the time you’d be right- things like to sit in unoccupied chairs but most of them don’t actually want to leave, and are very upset if you ‘kidnap’ them.  The ones that climb into cars while you’re in motion are rude and wicked pranksters at best.  Sometimes, however, you’ll find one who needs to get out of town and on certain roads, you want to have something else in the car.

The stretch of I-80 between Green river Wyoming and Laramie is the worst goddamn part of interstate in the country and I have driven over most of it by now.  It’s dangerously boring, poorly maintained and exposed to the elements and there’s been a white-out blizzard or hurricane-force windstorm every single time I’ve been on it. As in, the only indication of where the road actualyl IS are those tiny little reflective poles they out up every 1/10th of a mile and you can’t drive over 15 mph becuase the wind is ready to flip your tiny Honda off the road becuase fuck you that’s why.

Most of the time I can find a Fedex truck to stick close behind and drive in the half-second of exposed road in their wake but in January 2014 I was coming back from a funeral in Salt Lake City and it was shaping up to be another nasty whiteout drive with nary a truck in sight.  I didn’t have the money to stay in a hotel and it was already getting late and i didn’t want to get stranded if they closed the highway.  I also sure as hell didn’t want to drive that Alone.

So I pulled into the Exxon in Green River, Wyoming.  It’s a silent and lonely place at the best of times but just after sunset in the middle of January when it’s 10 degrees out is just miserable. You step out and are immediately filled with the compulsion to be Anywhere Else.  I pulled up, started filling the tank, then walked around and opened the passenger side door, taking the bag of chips out of the seat.

“Alright here’s the deal-” I announced, leaning against the car and staring at the towers of granite half-buried by the surrounding dessert, dark shapes in a blue-gray sky. “You don’t want to be here, and I don’t want to drive this next bit alone.  I can take you as far as Laramie if you get me through this.  It’s nice.  They have trees and an inexplicably good sushi place.  I’ll drive you, but you have to get out there.  Deal?”  I waited, staring at the towers and Nothing Else, listening to the pump tick until the door shut against the wind.

It was still a white-knuckle drive, headlights on low becuase high-beams only caught the driving snow, wind barreling into the Honda in random gusts, occasionally shoving me into oncoming traffic for a second before I could correct, heart at a constant staccato and bile in my throat.  I didn’t look over at the passenger side more than I had to out of courtesy- things remain unseen for a reason. I got the impression of tall and long-faced and just as terrified as I was but DAMN if the car stuck to the road in spite of the ice, there were no oncoming cars when I got shoved and we even made good time in a few places.  We pulled into the Inexplicably Good Sushi place at the interchange of I-80 and 287 and I put my head on the wheel and cried for a good minute.

“Thank you very much.” I eventually managed. “You were very helpful. I’m gonna get takeout, do you want a Marylin Mon-roll to celebrate?”

“That would be nice.”

“Cool. I’ll leave it on the stump there for you.”

I came back out with takeout, left him his sushi and we parted ways, and I drove the remaining hour back home.

WAIT… I knew bts was covering a song by seo taiji, but I didn’t know that the song was COME BACK HOME!?? That song is so important cause it’s about runaway kids, based on taiji’s own personal experience, since he ran away from home when he was younger, and I read that it had such a GREAT effect on youth when it was released, that the runaway kids in the country decided to come back home after listening to the song. So bts covering this song of all songs is so important cause they have written multiple times about topics such as social issues and the fact that seo taiji, an iconic artist, had seen that and decided to ask bts to cover one of his most legendary songs means just so much to me?)

bblili  asked:

every time I see your blog on my dash I have war flashbacks from your livestreams back in 2014 😱😱😱 we were all so cringey but i still keep a fond memory of those much simpler times ahdkhdbdkls anyway your art has improved sooooooooo much I’m glad I was able to see you progressed through the years 💞

Me thinking about myself from 2014:

Me thinking about the progress I made as a person:

Thanks for the nice words! I’m happy to know that you still like my drawings <3

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I thought knowing both songs would make it easier to learn on guitar. It doesn’t.

Untitled, 2014

To come back to me
I know it’s hard and hard
Now, the more I get hurt
I know I’m scared and I hate it
On the day you left
It sounds like you’re in big trouble
I regret to turn around and I’m sorry

Please just once
If I can see you
It’s okay to lose all my stuff
Meet you in a dream
To love again
As we are

Rather than forgive you
It may be easier to die
I’ll sing this song
Maybe I’ll be right
I want you to be happy
I can’t even tell a common lie
I’m sorry I’m just coming back

Please just once
If I can see you
It’s okay to lose all my stuff
Meet you in a dream
To love again
As we are

Now it’s the end
I can’t believe your heart
I cannot let go
Cuz you never know
I am like you
There is no such love again
Nobody knows
We always know

Please just once
If I can see you
It’s okay to lose all my stuff
Meet you in a dream
To love again

Now this time is past
If you can forget everything
Memories that I was happy
No, I want you in the next life
I love to meet again
As before

re-edit: i found a better translation (for me) here do check it out, you’ll fall in love even more with this song

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Kick-Ass Chicks: Pauline Ado

Vans Europe Surf Team rider, Pauline Ado is on fire! After falling off tour in 2014, she was determined to come back stronger than ever— and that she did. Among tons of other accomplishments, she took home gold at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games on her home turf in Biarritz, France. We talked with Pauline to find out how she got into surfing, and what makes this mademoiselle the Kick-Ass chick she is!

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anonymous asked:

wait so harry and taylor are performing at vs?

Looks like it anon, Haylors are going nuts but remember who’s wearing the fantasy bra this year 🤗 last time for both was in 2014, then Karlie comes back and Taylor happens to perform in 2017… wow I love “coincidences”

anonymous asked:

For the AU meme, instead of going back to Asgard at the end of TDW, Loki heads out into the Cosmic Universe. And somehow becomes weird friends with Nebula.

this is a concept that I love in so many ways. thank you, anon. (note that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 so I don’t know anything about what canon says Nebula’s been doing since falling into space in 2014.)

  • okay so, Loki comes back to life on Svartalfheim, looks at Thor beating up Malekith on Midgard and then over at Asgard and is like “so, uh, fuck this” and takes off because okay he is just done with this shit, if he goes back eventually Thor will turn up and ruin everything, that’s what he does, and if he goes to Thor he’ll just end up back in prison, so, yeah, not happening. SPACE IT IS.
  • meanwhile, Nebula has been skulking around in dark corners trying to figure out what she’s going to do, because she’s kind of screwed - she pissed off Thanos, she has basically zero allies and doesn’t really know how to make them, and at least for the moment she seems to be fine because apparently nobody cares enough (which, doesn’t that just figure) to come hunting her. 
  • so at some point they cross paths, probably on Knowhere because that’s where everyone ends up eventually in the Cosmic Marvel Universe (or at least, everyone wandering around who doesn’t know what the fuck they’re doing) and Loki and Nebula at basically the same time are like “YOU”
  • and Loki figures that Thanos has sent Nebula after him, and Nebula figures that Loki might turn her into Thanos to get back in his good graces, and it’s fight time. or at least it would be fight time except a third party spots both of them and is like “YOU!!!” because they’re both probably to some extent wanted criminals.
  • contingency alliance ensues! and once they get a little bit of space Nebula’s like “if you think you’re going to drag me back to Thanos then you need to think again” and Loki’s like “wait, what”
  • thus ensues the most awkward roadtrip ever of two directionless, prickly, temperamental and traumatized weirdos. also a lot of bitching about older siblings who can do no wrong and daddy issues. though Nebula’s really got the worse end of the deal on that one, by, like, a long shot.
  • maybe they are Infinity Stone hunting. I could see these two teaming up over revenge and becoming revenge buddies. that seems about right for them.
  • for, like, the first month they end up almost killing each other about once a week.