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This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

A Father's Marital Advice to his Son

**A father’s marital advice to his son.**

“My dear son, always remember that your wife is your life partner, for better or for worse; don’t be harsh with her, even if you are angry with her. Follow this advice, and consider it my treasure to you:

1. Always bear in mind that you have married a woman, not a man.

2. Don’t try to be victorious over her in every battle.

3. Give her a completely free reign in her home and do not interfere at all in her affairs.

4. Continuously praise her, especially in front of your family and pay extra attention to her in their presence.

5. Know as much as you can about her; be sensitive and pick up on subtle changes.

6. Surprise her with a gift on a day she is not expecting it, and give her little gifts from time to time.

7. Send her loving text messages once in a while.

8. Do not spy on her, and beware of doubting her and being overly suspicious.

9. Be keen to satisfy her physical and emotional needs.

10. Have a strong personality without being stern and obscene.

11. Don’t communicate what happens between the two of you to your mother.

12. Give her your ear, she’ll give you her heart and mind.

13. Kindness, kindness, kindness.

14. Understand the extent of the pressure she faces, then see if you appreciate what she does.

15. Always pamper her and massage her from time to time.

16. Call her from work, not to ask about dinner, but to say, "I love you”.

17. Remain composed during any conflict; neither raise your voice nor utter unbecoming words.

18. Honour her parents and speak well of them and invite them.

19. Pay attention to personal hygiene, especially your mouth (breath); and take a bath at least once a day.

20. Use lovely nicknames and address her with terms of endearment.

21. Be merciful and loving, verily, those with big hearts always win.

22. Let her feel how valuable she is, how much you need her and that you are proud of her.

23. Overlook trivial matters and rise above lowly matters; don’t be nitpicky.

24. Bury past negative stances and forget them (let bygones be bygones).

25. Ask her how her day went everyday.

26. Stand by her in any disagreements with your children, and share your thoughts with her when alone with her.

27. Spend on her from the bank of sweet words without limit.

28. When you get home, look for her before anything else.

29. Don’t minimize her feelings and needs.

30. Go out with her from time to time alone, with no kids.

31. When she’s ill, be gentle with her and care for her.

32. If you hurt her feelings, be extra kind to her and apologize.

33. Be keen to keep a smile; it is cheaper than electricity, but brighter.“

Via Shaykh Younus Kathrada

when i wrote this headcanon post, i didn’t think through of the plots, characters and timeline. it is part of cheetos au, but to what extent? i have been spending a lot of time messing around with ideas and getting to know the characters, so here’s the updated information for the post.

while it’s true that yulia nikiforova doesn’t expressively show her support to vic niki’s career, it doesn’t mean she’s not proud of him. she’s the reason vic niki wants to become a figure skater, so she knows how much it means to him. but bc she’s the sort that doesn’t excessively talk about her feelings, it takes a lot of guess work to know what she’s trying to express.

i plan on featuring tidbits from the museum and the hint: chocolate!

not much changes with andrei nikiforov though except maybe he’s not such a cold-hearted bastard like we all initially thought. vic niki dedicates all his quad flips to his papa as a protest. andrei still opposes the idea of vic niki being a figure skater but he doesn’t question the expenses he uses for his son. if he’s truly against it, he won’t give out a single cent but that’s not what happens.

but what triggers vic niki to push himself too hard?

unlike yurio who wins his first senior gpf with a gold medal, vic niki crashes in his first gpf. the story sounds similar to yuu k who has a breakdown when he fails his first gpf and vic niki does experience a horrible breakdown. however, vic niki does not have the luxury to get a vic niki to coach him bc that doesn’t make sense so he pulls himself back up and do things his own way.


consider this:

  • age 7 to 13 - trains with yakov. go to training camps. competes in local competitions when possible. focus more on developing his skating skills and personal style to prepare for the higher level competitions.
  • age 14-going-15 - competes in junior level for the first time. progresses well until he suffers a bad fall and fails to place. had his first breakdown, considered quitting the sports but yulia comforted him not to quit.
  • age 15-going-16 - still competes in the junior level as he’s not 15 before july of that year. it’s his last season in the junior level. this is also the first time yuu k sees vic niki on the tv, skating with his eros costume. did well for his last season in the junior level, winning lots of gold.
  • age 16-going-17 - senior debut. does not qualify for the gpf, but places in nationals, places in europeans and wins worlds. since it’s his first win at worlds as a senior level competitor, people have high expectations.
  • age 17-going-18 - qualifies for gpf for the first time, but crashes, failing to place. had his second breakdown, but instead of quitting the sports, he’s angry. i guess he just experienced his puberty?
  • age 18-going-19 - it’s a tough competition for the grand prix series so he doesn’t qualify for the gpf. he places in the nationals, europeans and worlds but it’s not a gold medal. it’s just not his year, i guess.
  • age 19-going-20 - again, not his year. 
  • age 20-going-21 - he qualifies for the gpf, places bronze. one should be grateful that one at least win a medal but not vic niki, who thinks he should have won the gpf after working so hard since he didn’t qualify for the previous two gpfs. tough luck, son. he later wins nationals, places in europeans and worlds.
  • age 21-going-22 - during the off-season, vic niki continues to practice. it grow more intense as the grand prix series approaches and he suffers from exhaustion, dehydration and hunger. despite yakov’s warnings, vic niki continues to punish his body after he recovers. however, two weeks before he is due to compete, vic niki suffers a terrible fall and hurt his ankle. he is out of the grand prix series, thus, not qualified for the gpf. had his third breakdown, forced to recuperate in his parents’ house.
  • age 21-going-22 (cont) - he recovered just before nationals, competes and places. he places in europeans too. for both competitions, he uses the same programs. however, during worlds, he make a drastic change to his programs, music choices and costumes. he wins gold.
  • age 22 to 27 - marks the living legend years as he consecutively wins golds in the gpf, nationals, europeans and worlds. idk, he goes crazy.
  • age 24-going-25 - realizes he is lonely and calls mama for advice. can be considered as the first half of his fourth breakdown, as he continues to compete.
  • age 26-going-27 - feels tired of this endless routine where all he do now is win gold and nothing else. considered as the later half of his fourth breakdown, as he still plans on competing but no longer feels the excitement. the gpf sochi banquet changes all that!
  • age 27-going-28 - takes a break to coach yuu k, discovers there is more to life and experiences love.
  • age 28-going-29 - returns to skating. goes back to live in st petersburg with yuu k. the grand prix series is his first competition, followed by nationals, europeans and worlds. he gets a mixture of gold and silver.
  • age 29-going-30 - still going strong but no longer set on getting gold bc yuu k is snatching all the golds from him. vic niki considers it as his last season. why? because he’s getting married! this is also the time where he talks about bringing yuu k to meet his parents.
  • age 30-going-31 - retires after worlds with his last gold. continue to coach yuuri for the upcoming seasons, though yuu k also says he plans on retiring soon. during the off-season, they are busy preparing for their wedding and get married in june, YAY!

whoops, i end up making a detailed timeline lol

the nikis, please come back from war!

i need to write you down, come on.

pelhahnu  asked:

Inclusionists: call out a bad inclusionist or a troll || Exclusionists: well thats fucking useless they are just saying what y'all lot believe and do so you calling them out is an empty bahavior lol || Inclusionists: decide to just block and ignore bad inclusionist or troll || Exclusionists: Why arent you calling them out??? Just proof that you inclusionists agree with them #busted

#ActualFacts

Tord Headcanons 2

21. Smart boy, like really damn smart. He’s a wiz at maths, science, and, his personal favorite, engineering.

22. Tord cannot win a fight without using some sort of weapon. It’s brain over matter with him.

23. Which also brings up the fact that Tom is physically stronger than him so he’s always careful to make sure he has an object around to use when he’s pissing the drunk off. That, or make sure Edd and Matt are around.

24. Despite him being the second tallest, he’s actually the thinnest in the group.

25. His hair has always been natural since birth. It’s really grown on him enough to the point where he’ll never decide to change it.

26. He may look like a metal band guy, but he’s actually not, and no one in the house knows this. It’s funny because whenever he’s on the couch listening to music with earbuds on, mostly Tom always thinks he’s listening to some heavy metal hardcore shit when really it’s just Norwegian pop/rock/rap music. His playlist is actually on my blog for desktop users.

Here’s a small list for those who can’t use desktop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEdt_OHbv6o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9TL17o1Og

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Q5veWRBiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Thl4nq3xTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICdVCAYgVdo

I still don’t know how to link shit on here, kill me.

27: He only ever eats warm meals for dinner unless there’s bacon for breakfast. Hell, he can’t say no to bacon. Sometimes he’d barely eat at all and the only reason he’d eat three times a day is if Edd tells him to, then he’d just have the smallest portions. It’s not that he has a problem, it’s just that he doesn’t always feel hungry.

28. His favorite number is 13, mostly because it’s everyone’s least favorite number and the fact it’s called the “unlucky number”.

29. Most of his weapons are handmade due to the fact he doesn’t have a firearm certificate. The rest were just stolen from the military.

30. He’s actually the only one out of the group who remembers everything they learnt whilst serving their time in the military.

My thoughts on the Royal Rumble match!!!

How it’s going to feel waiting for someone to get down that aisle

“A superstar will enter every 2 minutes”

Jack Gallagher bringing the Umbrella with him

Lawler not being the slightest bit funny

Braun, Sami & Big Show being in chronological order

Tye enters the rumble

James Ellsworth enters the rumble

Just kidding…

Ambrose

Strowman looking like he could break Roman’s elimination record.

How easy Corbin eliminated Braun

Kofi almost killing himself

The New Day didn’t turn on each other

Cesaro got me feeling some type of way sizing up to Sheamus

I randomly picked number 22 to win and the I find out it’s Apollo

Brock Lesnar eliminated in a matter of seconds by Goldberg

The Undertaker just appearing instead of walking to the ring

Goldberg eliminated in a matter of seconds by Taker

Knowing full well who hasn’t entered the Rumble but still hoping it wont be Roman

And it’s Roman

Roman Eliminating Taker

Roman telling Taker it’s his yard

RANDY WINS!!!

But then realizing we have to watch Cena vs Orton 

No Balor

No Samoa Joe

And the most devastating of all; no Kurt Angle

I was looking for prompt-posts and couldn’t find a good one (that I liked and wasn’t too long) so I made my own.

So send me a number & a ship and I’ll be happy to write a short fic or something. If you’re unsure about what I can/will write, take a look here. You can also include if you want/don’t want a specific genre.

Sentence Prompts:

01. “I think people hug at this point.”
02. “See you in Hell, bitch.”
03. “I- I can’t breathe.”
04. “Can I stay here for the night?”
05. “What part of leave me alone don’t you get?”
06. “What if I say no?”
07. “I dreamed of you last night.”
08. “You can dance with me… if you want!”
09. “How do you cope when the one you love is with somebody else?”
10. “I never imagined myself in a wedding dress.”
11. ”I can’t believe you shot me!”
12. “Would you stop that?!”
13. “Breathe, okay? Just breathe.”
14. “I knew I’d find you here.”
15. “I’m not supposed to be here.”
16. “Where do you think you’re going with this?”
17. “I’ve never done this before.”
18. “I got you, it’s okay.”
19. “I can change.”
20. “What are you wearing?”
21. “How do you even sleep at night?”
22. “Let’s go win some stupid shit.”
23. “Why is there a dog on the couch…?”
24. “It’s not burnt, it’s slightly toasted.”
25. “[something else you want]”

Please?

Feel free to use and reblog this for your own little prompt-challenge.

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On this day in music history: August 10, 1983 - “Stompin’ At The Savoy - Live” by Rufus & Chaka Khan is released. Produced by Russ Titelman, it is recorded at the Savoy Theater in New York City from February 12 - 14, 1982 (live tracks) and Warner Bros. Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA, Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA, RPM Studios, Soundworks Digital in New York City, Group IV Recording and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA circa Early 1983 (studio tracks). After ten years and six albums with lead singer Chaka Khan, Rufus record one final album together before disbanding. The album is a two LP set consisting of three sides of live material recorded over three nights at the Savoy Theater in New York City, with the fourth side containing four new songs recorded in the studio. It spins off two singles including the smash “Ain’t Nobody” (#1 R&B, #22 Pop). which also wins them their second Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal in 1984. Out of print on vinyl since the early 90’s, it is remastered and reissued by Music On Vinyl in 2014. The CD release is remastered and reissued by Big Break Records in 2015. “Stompin’ At The Savoy - Live” peaks at number four on the Billboard R&B album chart, and number fifty on the Top 200.

Know me more

1. What is your favorite movie?

2. Travel or house?

3. Go to a play or musical?

4. Go to the theater or a movie?

5. Hike or bike?

6. Wear jeans or chinos?

7. Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?

8. Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?

9. Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?

10. Visit Europe or Mexico?

11. Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

12. Go skiing or snowshoeing?

13. Travel by plane, train, or automobile?

14. Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?

15.Go climbing or zip lining?

16. Go to a comedy club or dance club?

17. Have a night out or evening in?

18. Watch TV or read a book?

19. Go canoeing or waterskiing?

20. Camp in an RV or stay in a tent?

21. Use Facebook or Tumblr?

21. Choose a free trip or money?

22. Win the lottery or find your perfect job?

23. Swim in a pool or the ocean?

24. Travel by sailboat or cruise ship?

25. Watch sports or play sports?

26. Play dodgeball or kickball?

27. Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

28. If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?

29. If money was no object, what would you do all day?

30. Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

31. What is your favorite memory?

32. Who is your favorite author?

33. What is your favorite book?

34. What was your favorite activity in gym class? Personally I think the parachutes were a lot of fun.

35. What has been your biggest challenge?

36. What is your biggest success up until now?

37. What does your perfect day look like?

38. University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?

39. What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?

40. If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be?

41. What one thing would you change if you had to do it over?

42. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

43.What does your life say about you?

44. How would your friends describe you?

45. Who are the most influential people of your life?

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On this day in music history: February 24, 1973 - “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Roberta Flack hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, it is the second chart topping single for the North Carolina born singer, songwriter and musician. Originally recorded by singer Lori Leiberman, the song is inspired by a poem she writes after seeing singer Don McLean (“American Pie”) perform at The Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood. Flack sees a picture of Leiberman in a magazine article about her and the song while flying from LA to New York. After hearing Leiberman’s version, Flack decides that she wants to record it herself. Her belief in the songs hit potential is confirmed when she performs it live for the first time. In September of 1972 while appearing as Marvin Gaye’s opening act at the Greek Theater, she performs “Killing Me Softly” during her encore and crowds reaction is wildly enthusiastic. After her set, Gaye tells her not to perform the song again live until after she records it. Once in the studio, Flack spends nearly three months fine tuning the song before feeling that it’s ready for release. Released as a single in January of 1973, it is an instant smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #54 on January 27, 1973, it rockets to the top of the chart four weeks later. “Killing Me Softly With His Song” wins three Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and her second consecutive win for Record Of The Year. Gimbel And Fox also win the award for Song Of The Year. In 1996, The Fugees revive “Killing Me Softly”, reaching #2 (for 3 weeks) on the Billboard Airplay Chart on June 22, 1996, and winning two Grammy Awards for their album “The Score”. Flack’s version of “Killing Me Softly With His Song” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

so one of the girls’ teams of atléti won their mixed league against boys’ teams with a 13 points difference between them and the second team!

you want some stats? 22 wins in 22 games! they scored 224 goals while only conceding 11! i don’t know those girls but i love them!!!

On this Day: Billie “Lady Day” Holiday Was Born

Photo: Billie Holiday, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, © Herman Leonard Photography LLC 

On this day Billie Holiday (1915-1959), considered one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While Lady Day’s early years were riddled with difficulties, she found comfort in singing along to the recordings of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong.

Holiday was discovered by John Hammond at the age of 18 while performing a set at a Harlem club. Hammond connected her to clarinet and bandleader Benny Goodman, with whom she recorded her first commercial record “Your Mother’s Son-In-Law” and the 1934 hit “Riffin’ the Scotch.”

Gif: Billie Holiday Singing 

Known for her unique phrasing and expressive voice, Holiday would go to sing to with the Count Basie orchestra and 1938 she became the first African-American woman to work with the all-white Artie Shaw orchestra.

Holiday recorded her signature ballad “Strange Fruit” while on a solo engagement at New York’s Café Society. The song’s powerful narrative about the lynching of African-Americans got it banned from radio stations. Ironically, this strong response helped the record become a national hit.

Video: Billie Holiday Singing “Strange Fruit” 

While achieving stardom for her musical and cinematic contributions, Holiday’s personal struggle with alcohol and substance abuse led to a series of drawbacks. After appearing in a film with her musical hero Louis Armstrong in 1947, she was convicted for narcotics possession and served just over a year in jail. Addiction remained a factor after jail, damaging her voice and ultimately causing her death in 1959.

Video: Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong singing “The Blues are Brewin” 

Holiday’s funeral was attended by over 3,000 people, including jazz royalty such as Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Tony Scott, Buddy Rogers, and John Hammond. With a posthumous 1961 vote to the Down Beat Hall of Fame and Columbia’s restoration of 100 of her greatest early records, her recognition as a jazz great resurged. In 1976, her 1941 recording of “God Bless the Child” was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Holiday later received an additional 22 Grammy wins and nominations and in 2000 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.