JUST-BRINGING-ATTENTION

anonymous asked:

Hey, I hope this isn't bothersome, but I would like to know your opinion on the thisisnotacepositivity blog (i think that's what it is). I've posted things before saying that aces belong in the lgbt+ community and to not be afraid of aphobes, tagging it with positivity (because it's absolutely positive), and this blog comes and tried to call me out. I was just wondering if this has happened to you and what you think about it. Thanks!

i think that they’re just trying to bring attention to the amount of discourse in the ace positivity tag. i can understand why they thought you mentioning aphobes shouldn’t be in the positivity tag but it’s all subjective. don’t take them too seriously bc it’s not like what they’re doing is really removing posts from the positivity tag.

-kai

Okay, considering I have an entire inspirational folder dedicated to pictures of this on my computer I might as well make a post about how much I love ONE’s monster designs.

I know the focus is usually on his sillier or more comical ones, but when he brings the creepy  - he really brings it.

I mean, look at this

They’re just

so

freaking intense 

Like, his monster designs are one of my most favourite things, and I just want to bring more attention to how great they are. Because I don’t think he gets enough attention for how absolutely awesome his monster designs are.

27 Dress Code Violations

@jilychallenge 04/2017 | @bantasticbeasts vs @anxiouspotter

Muggle AUs | “i get dress coded so you give me your jacket and we protest unfair regulations for girls together/you sass the teacher about how distracted you are by my shoulders”

Word Count: 2500

special shoutout to @jiilys. solidarity, sister

AO3


i.

She walks into English fifteen minutes late, wearing both a deeply unflattering smock and a scowl. Neither are an especially new look on her.

“Vector,” she says under her breath, as an answer to Mary McDonald’s unspoken question. It’s the answer to every question in the room. Ms Vector is notorious among them all for her very strict adherence to the school’s dress code.

“Yes, Miss Evans’ entrance was very exciting, but I’ll have your attention back to the lesson now, please,” says Ms McGonagall. James snaps back to attention. It’s for the best.

ii.

“Here,” James says, shrugging off his jacket and thrusting it toward Lily. She gives him this look like, fuck off, and James has to bite his tongue to stop from aggravating her. “They’re doing uniform checks up the hall. Just put it on.”

Evans gives him a very strange look, and it takes him a second to realise that it’s neutral.

She looks good in his jacket.

iii. 

Every third dress code violation results in a lunch time detention. It’s only October, and Lily’s already had six. She doesn’t look at James as she takes the seat three ahead and one to the left of him.

iv.

There’s a thump from somewhere in the back of the classroom, and McGonagall isn’t planning on looking up - it sounds like it came from the general vicinity of Potter and Black, and that’s certainly not a situation she wants to engage with - but the entire class is already turned around to see what the fuss is.

She strides down the aisle between the desks, and is about three years past surprised to find James Potter lying on the floor, gazing at the ceiling, glasses knocked aside.

“Am I boring you so much that you decided to take a nap?” she asks, and James gives this wicked smile, and here we go–

“Sorry, Miss, I can’t get up. It’s Evans’ shoulders - they’re overwhelming me. I simply can’t do anything until she covers them up. Sirius, tell me when it’s safe.”

He’s a funny boy, she’ll give him that. “Potter, get up. This is hardly the time for foolishness.”

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louis and harry haven’t been seen together since the hiatus started, and there has been none, if any, talk of larry from the gp in a long ass time, so why would dan fuckton feel the need to even bring up larry? unless, of course, for damage control. why would you need to hide or deny something that isn’t real or hasn’t been a subject in the media in years. management’s hopes to kill larry “once and for all” is just bringing more attention and suspiciousness to the whole thing and i’m sitting back laughing at how their damage control is causing more damage on their cute little plan than anything 

Jangama Dhyana Meditation

The Practice

  1. Set a meditation timer. 15 minutes for a true beginner, 30 for intermediate, 40-60 for experienced. 
  2. Compose yourself with spine straight. This can be sitting or lying down. The important point is that you are wide awake and also comfortable. 
  3. Close your eyes. Gently rest your eyes and your attention on the space between your eyebrows, a little up on the forehead. If this hurts or strains your eyes then just gaze forward toward the tip of where your nose would be. 
  4. Do not repeat any mantras; do not visualize anything. Just focus your attention on that spot. This is a different kind of focus than what you do when working. It is like the focus you use during watching TV. You are wholly focused yet also relaxed. Again, no straining. 
  5. If thoughts and feelings come, let them. Do not have thoughts about those thoughts or feelings. Do not try to push away those thoughts and feelings, as that too is just a thought. Just keep bringing your attention back to that space between your eyebrows on your forehead. Breathe.
  6. Don’t get up until your meditation timer goes off. True emergencies are obviously an exception. 

Commentary

Jangama means “eternal existence” and dhyana means “meditation.” Thus Jangama dhyana means “Meditation on the Eternal Existence (of the Self).”

It is a timeless and ancient technique. It was brought into modern usage by the renowned guru Sri ShivaBalayogi and is currently taught by his direct enlightened disciple (and my guru) Sri ShivaRudraBalayogi. Neither charge money and the meditation technique is taught freely to everyone regardless of their religion, gender, race, age, and so on. 

When practiced daily, this technique renders incredible inner transformations and experiences as well as leads to realization of the Self. 

If you ever have questions about meditation, I am happy to give what advice I can. 

Namaste

I’m not sure how many Fanders know this, but a lot of Polynesian people are attempting to reclaim ‘poly’ as a way to represent themselves (like “queer” for the LGBT+ community) so it’s being encouraged that the polyamorous community say polya or polyam instead of poly. PolySanders is a popular ship that a lot of people abbreviate to just ‘poly’ so I thought I’d just bring it to attention :)

anonymous asked:

Concept: Lance with glasses. He always wore contacts so no one knew. Maybe people used to call him 'four-eyes' so he doesn't feel as comfortable wearing them around other people like Pidge. Then one day his eyes really hurt or are dry from lack of sleep so he has to wear them. Queue everyone being like: 'Whaaaattt?? You have glasses?' Or 'Why do you have Pidge's glasses?' and poor Lance is just so uncomfortable.

My poor boy :( 

Mentions of bullying 

Lance was around 6 when he first got his glasses. His eyes weren’t the best and he would always get his family members messed up and couldn’t read the board in class, no matter how close he sat to it. 

His father took him to get his eyes checked and even helped him pick out a pair of glasses. Lance thought that that they were the coolest thing ever. 

-

“Move it four eyes.” Lance was shoved to the ground. His books and glasses scattering around the school yard. Lance started to stand up but was ‘accidently’ pushed back down by the kids. 

Lance fought back tears as he tried to stand up. He started to move to his glasses but as his hands reached out the them he heard a crack. Lance squinted as the boy that was towering above him, his foot on his glasses. 

“Whoops, sorry about that Lance.” Lance started crying as the boys laughed at him. 

-

Lance went home that day in tears. He didn’t want his parents to know but they obviously knew. His mother demanded to know what happened but Lance wouldn’t tell at first. He didn’t want to be labeled as weak to his own parents. However he eventually broke under their pressure and he told them about his bullies. He begged his parents not to tell the school or his siblings. 

His parents looked at him with sad eyes and told him they will do what needs to be done. 

The next day Lance was taken to get new glasses and contacts. 

-

Lance always tried to wear his contacts, he didn’t want people to know about his glasses. The only person on the team that knew about Lance’s glasses was Hunk. After all they did share a room together at the Garrison, Lance couldn’t hide it from him. 

Unfortunately homesickness consumed him to the point where he started to lose sleep. It wasn’t uncommon for Lance to wake up with dry skin and eyes, everything hurting from his head down to his toes. 

Lance rubbed his eyes and walked into his bathroom. He stared down at his contact case then shifted his eyes to where his glasses sat. 

He debated putting his contacts in, but his eyes hurt that morning. The light seem to make his eyes burn and his eyes felt dry no matter how many times he blink. 

He stared at his glasses, They team won’t care. He grabbed them and got changed and walked to the dining room. 

-

He heard the team before he saw them. They were all laughing and talking excitedly. Lance smiled to himself, just like his family. 

Lance entered the room and sat down in his usual seat next to Keith. 

Keith glanced at Lance then looked at Lance. He just stared at Lance. 

Lance shifted in his seat uncomfortably. “Umm good morning?” 

“Why do you have Pidge’s glasses?” Keith asked, his eyes staring at the metal that surround Lance’s eyes. 

“I don’t, they’re mine.” Lance looked down at the table. Damnit I knew this would happen. 

Something that Lance wanted to keep in a small conversation turned into the topic of discussion among the paladins. 

Keith looked at Pidge “Hey Pidge, do you have an extra pair of glasses?” He gestured to Lance. 

“No…Oh my, Lance you have the same pair as me??? I guess that makes you a nerd just like me!” She smiled brightly at him. 

Lance bit his cheek. Everyone was gushing over his glasses, except Hunk who was staring at Lance with concern. 

Lance started to fold in on himself slightly, they were just glasses. 

Hunk took notice to how Lance was reacting and cleared his throat. “Good morning Lance! How’d you sleep?” 

Lance looked at Hunk and smiled. “I slept alright, what about you?” 

“I slept pretty good, ready for the day?” 

Lance smiled “Yes! I’ll beat you to the training deck!” Lance took off running. 

Hunk smiled and looked at his teammates who looked confused? Maybe that wasn’t the right word but the looked off. 

Hunk exhaled and faced the team. “Guys Lance is really insecure about his glasses, he was bullied a lot for them in school. Just don’t bring attention to them when he wear them.” Hunk gave a small smile and ran out of the room. 

The team looked at each other and the all mutually agreed to act like Lance wasn’t even wearing glasses. 

I honestly hate how I ended this :/ 

Sorry it took so long

I relate to this a lot. When I got my glasses last year everyone thought they were fake and would always take them during class. I hated it. 

Thank you for this 

While anti-depressants work and help people, there is a chance your depression is a secondary effect of some condition.

And I don’t just mean mental health conditions! While people are right to respond to the idea that things like dehydration or lack of yoga with derision, thyroid problems, extreme vitamin deficiencies, and sleep apnea can produce extremely similar symptoms to depression.

I only mention apnea and thyroid issues because those are the ones I know! I’m sure there’s even more.

I just want to bring attention to this because I tried unsuccessfully to treat my depression-like symptoms with antidepressants for years, and I have had recent success with treating sleep apnea. I wish I’d had some idea of this years ago.

I’m not the biggest fan of OwlTurd, but I would just like to bring your attention to this (I won’t say who it is, but :

For the context behind this, here it is. OwlTurd was simply saying that the whole “punch a Nazi” rhetoric goes both ways, and can be used to justify punching any group, and he used Radical Feminism as an example. If you go around punching people, don’t be surprised when someone punches you back in response one day. Naturally, Social Justice Warriors and others misread what he said, he was branded a “Nazi sympathizer”, and was forced to apologize. It’s the epitome of “it’s okay when I do it”.

Also, just to let you know, the whole “brand everyone I don’t like as a Fascist/Nazi” thing has led to this shit happening in Spain. I see what you mean when you say that violence is often detrimental to causes, because I just knew that the “punch anything which may be a Nazi!!” rhetoric would backfire, and would lead to people who aren’t actually Nazis/White Supremacists getting hurt, due to people being blinded by emotion.

- @danguy96


You know what worries me? Is that, from the first link, the tag used for the post being pleased that OwlTurd backed down is:

“Okay I’m glad that things have worked out here now on to other targets.”

That is terrifying. “Other targets,” the “targets” being “people that point out the flaws in our way of thinking.” It’s a horrifying reminder of thought police and enforcing silence for one group to get their way over others.

I’m ashamed, to be frank, that he was cowed into submission. The tweets are now deleted. I’m sure that he’ll still think those things, but thanks to dogpiling and refusing to accept his valid criticism through typical intimidation, he won’t voice his thoughts anymore. And now, thanks to him just being honest in what he thought at the time, that’ll forever be an excuse to attack him.

It’s vile, and you’re absolutely right.

Block B Reacting to Being Jealous

Prompt: “Can you do NCT 127 and BlockB reaction (separate) when they have a crush on you and get jealous bcs you speak with someone else that the they see as a “threat” lol”

Taeil: When he saw you conversing with the person, he wouldn’t really say or do anything. The most he’d do is keep an eye on you from afar, not really wanting to butt in or anything. He’d also be too scared to even listen in on the conversation. He’d probably just keep his jealousy to himself since he’s too shy to even let you know that he has a crush on you.

Originally posted by alittlebitblockbbias

B-Bomb: He’d stay close by, not really getting involved with the conversation, but just eavesdropping. Since he’s rather quiet, he probably wouldn’t want to actually say anything to either of you. He would definitely stay close by, though, making sure that neither of you are hitting on each other. He might glare at the other person as well, smirking at you if you caught him.

Originally posted by lirrili

Jaehyo: Letting jealousy get the best of him, he’d be very bitter about it. He’d probably end up giving you both the cold shoulder for a bit, glaring in yours and his/her direction every once in a while. Overall, he’d be petty about it for a while. He’d try his best to ignore you and his feelings, but in the end, seeing you conversing with that person would really upset him.

Originally posted by jaehyohoe

U-Kwon: He would smoothly enter the conversation, trying to be casual about it. He’d give very convincing fake smiles while staying as close to you as possible. He’d occasionally cut the other person off, making it seem like an accident and laughing it off. He’d be sure to do lowkey, annoying things to get on the other person’s nerves.

Originally posted by yukwonned

Kyung: He would have 0 problems with letting you know he’s not happy that you’re talking to that person. He would continuously interrupt your conversation just to bring attention to himself. He’d probably try to brag about himself or say/do something to make himself look better. He’d laugh in a very obviously fake way at the other person’s jokes and would try to one-up them constantly.

Originally posted by alittlebitblockbbias

Zico: Seeing you talk to the other person would piss him off more than anything. If looks could kill, the other person would die a very quick death from Zico’s glares. He’d interrupt your conversation, asking what you guys were talking about and if you were friends. He’d make it clear that he was mad about it, but wouldn’t admit to being jealous.

Originally posted by welldonezico

P.O: He wouldn’t really know how to handle his jealousy and would end up lingering around you and keeping an eye on you. Unfortunately, he probably wouldn’t be as inconspicuous about it so you’d know that he’s listening in. He would try to play it off and if you caught him staring, he’d quickly look in a different direction, but overall he wouldn’t say anything to you about it.

Originally posted by thelemonmaknae

okay so i picture ryan outside of the crew as a naturally fidgety guy. it’s never a ridiculous amount of movement, but it’s a jogging of a leg when he’s leaning against something, tapping his feet/playing with his shoes when he’s seated, hands always in pockets and at the back of his neck and running through his hair and rubbing at his mouth and scratching at his ear.

when he’s the vagabond, he has to hide who he is. everything is changed, from voice to posture. namely, every significant mannerism, everything that identifies him as ryan, disappears. he moves little outside of necessity, stands tall and intimidating and still.

but he just can’t seem to rein in his hands.

he tries, certainly, exercises a significantly increased level of control over his habits. vagabond is a different headspace, after all, the reservation and lack of identity drilled into himself. the vagabond doesn’t need to run a hand through his hair when he’s nervous, as it’s pulled back in a ponytail or tied up in a bun. the vagabond wears a mask, couldn’t rub at his mouth if he tried. the vagabond recognizes that he blushes from the neck up, and that touching the area in his habitual manner just brings attention to whatever moment of weakness his hand is trying to conceal.

but his fingers are itchy, his fingers don’t rest. they drum against his hip, against the holster of his pistol, against the hilt of his knife. they snatch up pens and throwing knives and twirl, roll them across scarred and skinned knuckles almost too fast to be seen. they are the only thing about the vagabond that are not controlled, not a well-oiled part of the machine.

maybe that’s why they are so very good at the artistry of torture.

[TO EVERYONE IN THE KPOP FANDOM, NO MATTER WHAT GROUP YOU SUPPORT]

To those of you who don’t know what’s going on, I’d like to give a little update. tl;dr at the end. PLEASE READ THAT AT LEAST.

Recently, idol group Monsta X performed a version of Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry in Japan that hadn’t been aired by MBC. They were then scheduled to perform Sorry Sorry with a dance that they choreographed for MBC at the DMC festival, but before they were set to perform, were told that they would no longer be doing so. Without Monsta X’s knowledge, the choreography that THEY created for the dance break was given to other groups, who then performed it.

Wonho, a member of Monsta X, mentioned it on this recent VLIVE of theirs, that they had been watching the performance and realized “Oh, that dance is familiar!” None of the boys were rude about it, they complimented the groups who performed it, even going as far as saying that Monbebes (their fans) who were curious about their stages could watch the other groups and see how they performed it. They were honest with us, and let us know that they just wanted us to be aware that Monsta X performed the original choreography.

Because of this, though, news has spread across portals. Articles have been created, a hashtag has started on twitter “#MBC_범법자” (“#MBC_Offender”) and fans of other groups have even become aware of the situation.

We really need to stand our ground as an entire fandom through this. I’m certain that this hasn’t JUST happened to Monsta X, but has happened to so many before them. If we don’t take a stand, this will continue on, and next time, it could be your favorite group who is treated unfairly and taken advantage of.

I’d like to ask that you spread this around and create awareness about this, no matter what group you support. Monsta X has such a small group of fans, but imagine if this had been done to the group you support. It’s a very frustrating thing, to see these young men who worked so hard be asked to create a dance and have it stolen from them and used elsewhere without credit.

Whether you follow them or not, it took a lot of courage to come out and say something, and we can’t let this be swept under the rug. They made the first step in shedding light on the unfairness, and because of this, we can’t allow them to be ignored. They didn’t do this just for themselves. Them bringing attention to this issue can very well prevent the mistreatment of future groups, big or small, and we should take advantage of this and help stop this.

To help support, what we can do is make use of the hashtag “#MBC_범법자” on twitter and direct it at @withMBC. PLEASE be respectful in what you say, though, and do not speak in a way that could reflect badly on any group. This is the fault of none other than MBC.

Please do not let this be swept under the rug. This isn’t just about one small group—this is so much bigger than what it may seem.


tl;dr: MBC took choreography from Monsta X after refusing to air their performance of the original dance, gave it to other groups to perform, and did not credit Monsta X for the choreography that THEY CREATED. Monsta X has spoken up about this, letting people know, and we, the K-Pop fandom as a whole, should not let this be swept under the rug to prevent the future mistreatment of any and ALL other groups, because this is most likely NOT the first time this has happened. It could have happened to the very group that you support, even.

To help, tweet @withMBC with the hashtag “#MBC_범법자” PLEASE be respectful in what you say, though, and do not speak in a way that could reflect badly on any group. This is the fault of none other than MBC.

Let’s raise awareness to prevent the mistreatment of all groups by big companies.