Forget-the-world

anonymous asked:

Who are some of your favorite blogs?

Ughhhhh I hate this question cuz I always leave people out!!!!! @miamorbarba @locke-writes @xemopeachx @missjennifercole @yourtropegirl @ohbelieveyoume @minidodds @nerd-girl-642 @monsieur–lafayette @aryn-the-wolfheart @vanessa-0188 @pimpinchilton @do-me-carisi @barbabangme @svu-stories @thatsthat24 @booyahkendell ugh there are so many more please don’t hate me if I left you out

oh also @mrschiltoncat @abrasivepersonalitytendersoul and omg how could I ever in the world forget @larkistin

blazeneko  asked:

Judy has been part of the anti predators for years, believing their is no good predator, till one day she was grocery shopping, and drops a bag, a fox helps her, but before Judy tell him to go away, she looks into his eyes, and their beautiful to her, that she forgets the world around her, the fox brings her back to the world, by teasing her, Judy thanks him and then think she did that, then she can't spot think ho sexy he is, and Judy is also starting to think predators aren't bad, well partly

Okay, but at like an element of reincarnated love into the mix.

Like there is this huge split among mammals between mammals that think Predators and Prey can co-exist and those that don’t.  Growing up in the country it’s a lot of mammals believing predators and prey can’t co-exist well in society.  Judy was raised in a big anti-predator house. She never really bought into the whole thing, like she had questions that were never really answered by anyone, but she was raised that way.  She doesn’t believe their bad because their a predator, but she doesn’t think they have much good in them.

She moved to the city, where the divide is deep still, but it’s a huge mixture of mammals, and it’s not always great.  Fights break out, among other violence, and there is a ton of resistance everywhere one looked.  But Judy just goes about her life like she would.

After months of being in the city, she’s gotten use to it.  Carries around her fox taser and spray and can totally handle herself against a predator.  She even knows what parts of town to avoid and everything.  One day she goes to the grocery store, same as always.  As she’s leaving some over excited gazelle kids bump into her and cause her to drop on of her bags.  Before she can reach and pick it up, someone else picked it up and was holding it out for her, and she’s shocked to see it’s a fox.

She reached to grab it from the fox’s paw and yell at them to leave her alone, and glare at him.  But then her eyes catch his green ones.  And instantly, there’s like a flash of light behind her eyes as her mind floods with memories.  Memories of another life and time.  One where the fox and her were like together and deeply in love, and almost constantly hunted by other mammals.  Before like dying and having the fox declaring he’ll find her again and again until they can live happily together.

Once she snaps out of it, the fox is just blinking her.  Like he didn’t see anything see just saw, like she’s just some totally random bunny on the street.  But there is something in her smile that Judy can’t make out, something that tells her that he knows, and he’s like know for a while.  She takes her back with a small things and scramblers off.

Curious and wanted to see the fox again, and also totally freaked out and not sure how to handle what just happened.

pablomcg028  asked:

Do you have any docs where isak and even are together in a cabin? Love your docs <3

Hello! :) Sure, here are a few:

  • Forget The World by verlore_poplap 
    Summary: Hence, Isak resigned himself to being the ninth wheel and consoled himself with the knowledge that Even was always good for some solid kush and he’d just light up for four days straight. The more he thought about it, the better it sounded in Isak’s head. Yeah. This weekend was going to be fucking awesome. 

  • Winter Cabin by alijan
    Summary: Isak and Even go to the winter cabin with the boys.

  • we’re two little people in this big ol’ world by cosetties
    Summary: All Isak wants is a nice, romantic weekend alone with his very attractive boyfriend. Too bad his friends have a different idea. (“Then, Even will do something gross, like spill cheese on Isak’s favorite gray hoodie, or treat all of Isak’s best pens like goddamn chew toys, and scratch that. Isak’s the luckiest guy in all the worlds, all the universes.”)

Enjoy!

–A

anonymous asked:

Favorite things about Kurdistan, the culture?

What I love about my culture is that everybody tries to take care of everyone else in the community (although that aspect is a double edged sword, but we’re focusing on positives here). I love our music, I love that we dance no matter what the occasion is, I love our traditional clothing, I love our food, etc.
I love almost everything about Kurdistan. When I’m here, man…I forget everything else in the world. I don’t know how to explain it. You just walk outside and the first thing you see is giant mountains, waterfalls, trees, nature nature nature…even if you live in a big city…and it’s as if nothing else exists. It’s so peaceful, so serene, so beautiful. Tbh there isn’t much about Kurdistan that I don’t love and honestly it’s genuine and not me being biased. It really is a great place to live just in general but then factor in the negative cultural elements and it can be complicated.

I want to forget the world the way the world forgets about me. The way she goes on and on with or without my presence. I want to forget it all, as I slowly begin to fade away in time.
—  Lukas W. // To forget the world
prejudice in fantasy lit and the use of metaphor

reallybigshadowhunterstvfan said:

what can you say about making Simon a shadowhunter, Mrs Clare? it seemed odd to me that after a whole series of battling for equality between species/races, the downworlder had to become a shadowhunter. not only he basically ceased being a minority, he also became a part of a privileged community, and it just didn’t sit well with me.

Just for the record — I’m not Mrs. Clare; there is no Mr. Clare. I am married, but my pen name is not my husband’s property. :-) 

I think this is a very interesting question that brings up a ton of issues, but there are some aspects of it I’d love to clarify — for instance, I am puzzled at calling Simon “the Downworlder.” Is he more a Downworlder than Magnus? Things like that actually are really important when discussing stories — if he were the only Downworlder in the story, that would be one discussion, but he isn’t, and therefore his story does not speak for the experience of all Downworlders or even a small fraction. 

I am sorry you were surprised negatively by Simon’s story in TMI. Simon never wanted to be a vampire — he always hated it, and unlike Raphael and Lily, he never joined the community of vampires but instead spent all his time with Shadowhunters. Being a Daylighter had already changed him from being any kind of regular Downworlder, as did bearing the Mark of Cain: both made him even less “the Downworlder” and more of an anomaly. It also separated him from the other Downworlders, who treated him with distrust. In my experience, very few readers expected Simon to remain a vampire, given that it was something he never wanted or got used to, and that it was not his dream. More on that in a bit.

As to the question, to me the suggestion that Shadowhunters are “the privileged” and Dowworlders are as a block “the marginalized” — instead of being a complicated metaphor in which they sometimes but not always stand in for people who have had their rights curtailed —  overly simplifies the situation. It is an argument seems to ignore the fact that in fact, humans exist along axes of privilege and marginalization: that people can be privileged in one way and marginalized in another and that when Simon becomes first a Downworlder and then a mundane and then a Shadowhunter, he is not moving clearly from marginalization to privilege, but rather exchanging some types of privilege for others (he remains white as a Downworlder, and is a Daylighter), and exchanging some types of marginalization for others (the marginalization of being a Downworlder for the marginalization of being a mundane-born Shadowhunter and a Jew in a world where Shadowhunters are meant to have one religion). 

Because the argument disclaims spectrums of privilege and marginalization, it also suggests that the world of the Shadowhunter Chronicles is one in which there are no gay or POC or trans people in existence; one in which there is no racism, homophobia, ableism, cis privilege, or bigotry against the neuroatypical. But that is both problematic erasure, and also not true of these books. Downworlders don’t stand in for people of color or LGBTQ+ people because people of color and LGBTQ+ people are in the books; they have not been subsumed into metaphor. (I know the showrunners said there was no homophobia in the Shadowhunter world, only warlock-phobia, but that’s the show, not the books, and it has a different world and world-building. I notice this is a question I get since the show came out, and I sometimes wonder if it’s a question of confusion between the two different universes? It’s easy for that to happen.)

Fantasy prejudice metaphors are complex and confusing and they rarely work as a one to one comparison (in other words, there is a difference between saying that this fantasy situation is reminiscent of this real world thing and saying this fantasy situation is exactly the same as this real world thing. For instance, one of the really interesting things about True Blood is that it made many deliberate parallels between “vampire rights” and GLBT+ rights — referring to vampires “coming out of the coffin” and “God Hates Fangs” on church signs. However, its vampires were also often violent predators who killed and ate people. The argument that Simon “basically ceased being a minority” (while, somehow, remaining Jewish) is similar to making an argument that True Blood was saying that gay people kill and eat their neighbors; I’m fairly sure in fact, they weren’t. They were reaching for a resonance — the echo of a real world situation that would give a layer of relatability and meaning to their points about difference. But they were not creating a literal “these things are the same” comparison or they wouldn’t have had vampires chewing off people’s heads.

So: are Downworlders discriminated against? Yes, sometimes, by Shadowhunters, who are a small specific group. Do they “stand in” for a specific minority group? No, they cannot, because they are accessible as a metaphor to any marginalized group or groups whose rights have been abridged. Also: the world at large does not discriminate against Downworlders because they do not know they exist, nor do they privilege Shadowhunters because they don’t know they exist either. It would be one thing if this was a high fantasy and Shadowhunters and Downworlders were all there was, but these books are set in our world, and the characters experience real-world bigotry, racism, homophobia etc. because of it.

Alec sighed. “Sorry to wreck your vision of our happy family. I know you want to think Dad’s fine with me being gay, but he’s not.” 

“But if you don’t tell  me when people say things like that to you, or do things to hurt you, then how can I help you?” Simon could feel Isabelle’s agitation vibrating through her body. “How can I—” 

“Iz,” Alec said tiredly. “It’s not like it’s one big bad thing. It’s a lot of little invisible things. When Magnus and I were traveling, and I’d call from the road, Dad never asked how he was. When I get up to talk in Clave meetings, no one listens, and I don’t know if that’s because I’m young or if it’s because of something else. I saw Mom talking to a friend about her grandchildren and the second I walked into the room they shut up. Irina Cartwright told me it was a pity no one would ever inherit my blue eyes now.” He shrugged and looked toward Magnus, who took a hand off the wheel for a moment to place it on Alec’s. “It’s not like a stab wound you can protect me from. It’s a million little paper cuts every day.”

 *** 

“He hurt you. It was a long time ago, and I know he tried to make up for it, but—” Bat shrugged. “Maybe I’m not so forgiving.” 

Maia exhaled. “Maybe I’m not either,” she said. “The town I grew up in, all these spoiled thin rich white girls, they made me feel like crap because I didn’t look like them. When I was six, my mom tried to throw me a Barbie-themed birthday party. They make a black Barbie, you know, but they don’t make any of the stuff that goes with her—party supplies and cake toppers and all that. So we had a party for me with a blonde doll as the theme, and all these blonde girls came, and they all giggled at me behind their hands.”

***

If we carry the theory through (Shadowhunters are THE privileged, Downworlders are THE marginalized) that means that Alec, as a gay Shadowhunter, is more privileged than Simon, a straight vampire. That Ty, who would be locked in a mental institution if the Clave discovered his autism, is privileged beyond white, rich, immortal and powerful Malcolm Fade. It’s saying that when Cristina encounters a wealthy, white, straight, misogynist male werewolf in Lady Midnight who tries to force sexual attention on her, she, a Latina woman, is the one who is the privileged character because she is a Shadowhunter and he is a Downworlder (though Sterling has arguably, given that he lives outside the supernatural world, never experienced a whit of prejudice because of it.) So I’m sure you can see where the problem lies.

It also erases Simon’s Judaism entirely. Stating without caveat that Simon has become “part of a privileged community” means ignoring the fact that Simon is Jewish; that he decides in Tales that he will continue to practice, and that he was the only Jewish protag written by two Jewish authors that I’m aware of having been on the bestseller lists last year. He didn’t think about being a vampire as he was preparing to transform — he never wanted to be one or consented to be one, nor was he part of the community, as Raphael constantly pointed out — though he does later think of having previously been a Downworlder when interacting with vampires and Shadowhunter prejudices. He thought of the important thing to him: his Judaism, which he both couldn’t and wouldn’t give up. To me it is personally painful to think that for any reader, Simon’s status as a vampire is more significant than his status as a practicing Jew.

I think sometimes it is possible to invest yourself so heavily in a metaphor that you forget the real world that surrounds the metaphor and the flexibility of metaphors in general. The Shadowhunter/Downworlder situation could stand in for the systemically privileged and marginalized of our world: sometimes it does. However it also can stand in for the way totalitarian governments abuse their own people: there are echoes in Shadowhunter history and current events of the Cambodian genocide, of Stalinist violence against intellectuals and resistors. There are also echoes of police brutality — what Shadowhunters have is the privilege of the Law, specifically: the Law is what allows them to enact bigotry in the name of justice, and when they abuse their jobs, it has resonances of the way police can abuse their jobs and use the privilege conferred on them by their authority to murder and abuse the helpless and marginalized. There are also echoes of the way soldiers carry out immoral orders given by superiors: the Shadowhunters are taught to be obedient to the Clave, and one of the ways we know who our Team Good is in any TSC series that they question that obedience. All of these are echoes and resonances: they are not saying that the Shadowhunters are the police, or the US military, or the Khmer Rouge; the resonances provide context and hopefully add a sense of realism to a situation that is fantastical in its nature.

 (It’s also a wise idea not to so totally buy what the Shadowhunters are selling about themselves. They think they’re special and better and awesome, but the books constantly question and problematize that. Shadowhunters also pay a high high price for their runes and their sense of superiority: they die young and often and experience brutal constant violence and the pressures of a repressive society that allows for little divergence from an idealized norm.)

There are reasons that the Downworlders were never constructed to be a specific marginalized group and their situation was never meant to be limited in its relatability to one situation— for instance, it’s very hard to not look askance at the argument that Downworlders are meant to be specific “race” when you can become a Downworlder and then stop being one: when you can, as Simon does, change what kind of magical creature you are, because there is absolutely no correlation between that and what race or ethnicity means in our world. 

 So yes, Simon becomes a Shadowhunter: however, what I don’t see acknowledged here is not just his ethnicity and religion, but the fact that he becomes a Shadowhunter partly because he is aware of the prejudice of Shadowhunters, and fights against the bigotry they show not just to Downworlders but also to their own. He is part of Magnus and Alec’s Shadowhunter-Downworlder Alliance. He continues to work for change from within the system, arguably something almost no one else could do, because there are almost no other Downworlders who have become Shadowhunters. It is odd to me to consider Simon as simply ascending to a height of blithe privilege when he is fact much more like someone who has become a police officer in order to root out corruption and racism in the police, and brings his own knowledge of marginalization (which he still experiences) with him.

That is why Simon in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is constantly fighting and bending the rules in the name of his evolving social conscience, though I understand if you haven’t read TfTSA. One of the things about having had a flood of new readers enter fandom because of the TV show is that I’ve seen a lot of arguments based on the idea that TMI is the entire story of Downworlders and Shadowhunters, or the entire story of these characters. I see people talking about characters getting a happy or sad ending in TMI even when those characters go on to feature heavily in the sequel books and could by no reasonable account be considered to have any ending, happy or sad — unless you thought TMI were the only Shadowhunters books that existed rather than a chunk of a larger ongoing mythology. In no sense has Simon’s story ended: you have no idea if he will remain a Shadowhunter or not. Perhaps if you consider the fact that TMI is not a story that has ended for Simon, but rather one that continues, the fact that he has now been two magical species and might well move on to become another will sit less poorly with you? After all, this is not “after a whole series of battling for equality between species/races” this is “in the middle of a whole series of battling for equality between species/races.” Usually the middle of a story isn’t the place it’s best to draw all your conclusions from. :-) 

Being part of the 'Sad Breakfast Club' would include:

Originally posted by theblueandsilver

• girl’s nights with Betty and Veronica when you get to relax and talk about normal teenage things

• helping solve the murder of Jason Blossom

• letting Betty run her articles by you and always coming to you for advice when she’s unsure

• Archie messaging you at 3am because he just thought of a song lyric and he’s not sure if it’s genius or he’s just really tired

• going shopping with Veronica but you know it makes her feel like everything’s the same as it used to be

• going on dinner dates with Kevin because he likes to dress up and just talk to you, it makes him feel grounded

• sorting information into folders for Jughead’s novel because he doesn’t keep it organised

• he l o v e s you for it

• meeting Archie for late night runs because you don’t want him to be alone

• hanging out at Pop’s practically everyday

• somehow you end up paying for everyone’s shakes half the time

• cheering them all on at their respective events i.e. Betty giving her speech, Archie and Veronica singing/performing together

• going to homecoming with all of them because you we’re the only one without a date and that wasn’t good enough

• so you showed up with five

• Veronica and Betty encouraging you to try out for the Vixens and buying you cupcakes to celebrate when you’re officially put on the squad

• letting Archie teach you how to play football because he’s nervous about his big games

• having a love/hate relationship with Cheryl

• inviting all of them over for sleepovers when your parents are out of town

• forgetting the world and all it’s bullshit when you’re together for a night, watching movies and eating pizza

• playing spin the bottle except whoever it lands on has to pay for takeout

• all of them ganging up to interrogate every single boy/girl who asks you out

• “I just want to know who thinks they’re good enough for you?”

• everyone protesting when Reggie asks you out

• everyone except Kevin, who loves to hear about your romantic exploits

• “of course I’m interested in your love life! You’re the only one who is fishing outside of our sad little murder mystery pond.”

• “well… That’s true.”

• helping them all when they need help,even though it gets hard sometimes

• constantly having to fix problems between your friends because none of them communicate properly

• being the first to find out about Kevin and Joaquin because you went to look for him after he was gone for half an hour just to get snacks at the drive-in

• being the first to find out about Betty and Jughead because Betty let it slip on the phone to you ten minutes after they kissed

• being the first to find out about Veronica and Archie because of a series of drunk dial voice mails he didn’t think he was intoxicated enough to send

• “GINGER JESUS GOES IN FOR THE KILL! TARGET: LODGE”

• “Y/N guess whooooo kissed Ronnieeee?”

• receiving another message the next morning from the boy himself

• “can you die from embarrassment?”

• being the resident cheerleader, making them smile even when they think they don’t want to

• somehow ending up with five valentines gifts because you deserve it more than anyone

• “I don’t know what we’d do without you,Y/N.”

• “Probably starve seeing as I pay for everything we eat.”

• “It’s fair! We let the bottle decide!”

• constantly trying to hold it together because you don’t want to let anyone down

• all of them being there, in their own way, when you finally breakdown

• becoming your own little family, because everything else is a mess

“You ought to forget anything which has nothing to do with Heaven. For in Heaven is our abode.
Our Jesus is waiting for us there. ‘And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also’ (John 14:3).”

~Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

(Photo © dramoor 2016 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO)

it’s 1am, im awake again
in a perfect world, id be asleep by 10
. it’s 2am im drinking to forget 
in a perfect world, we never even met
. it’s 3am, im thinking of you 
in a perfect world, you’d think of me too
. it’s 4am im throwing up your lies
in a perfect world, i never wondered why 
it’s 5am im writing of the past
in a perfect world, we were made to last
—  shykissing, sleepless nights
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the lizzie bennet diaries meme:

five characters; lydia bennet
“I can be loud, and obnoxious. I enjoy partying, occasionally too much, and I don’t always avoid trouble very well. I nag on my sisters, and my cousin, too, and sometimes I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around me. I think I’m getting better at that. Everything that I am is made up of both my failures and my successes. My attempts and my stumbles. I’ve learned that in order to rise up from failure, and move forward, you have to acknowledge when you’ve failed to begin with[…]Because another thing he has failed at doing is taking my identity, and taking my voice. Those are mine. And with them, I can always turn my failures into strengths. That’s kind of the point, isn’t it?“