a useful use of my time and life

tom.hopperhops: 9yrs since Merlin began on your screens. Wow. So, this photo was taken on the day we shot the scene where Arthur knighted us all. It was also one of the first scenes I shot on the show. This was a momentous occasion in my eyes. This was the first time all the knights had come together on set. An instant brotherhood was formed. We bickered from day one. We took the piss out of each other from day one. @eoincmacken napped from day one. @tomiwa.edun imported wisdom from day one. @santiagoc made us all feel less good looking from day one. @rupertfyoung gave me tips on how to drink coffee and chat from day one. @bradleyjames led us from day one. And of course……. I was was sleeveless from day one. Being a part of Merlin was one of the best experiences of my life. And the people in this picture (plus a few others who weren’t there for it) were a huge contributing factor. They remain, and will always remain a part of my offset, real life brotherhood. As this photo was taken, I realised I had just become a member of this bizarre medieval boyband. “Arthur and his Knights”. And it was the first of many to come just like it. Now to you guys, the fans. I was welcomed in to the Merlin fandom with open arms. I owe so much to the fans of this show. You’ve always been incredibly supportive during the show and of all our on going careers since Merlin finished. I personally can’t thank you enough for the love. So here’s me giving you a huge amount of Hopper love back to say thank you for making this such an awesome chapter in my life ❤️ Never change Merlin fans 👊🏼

Don’t let any stinkers tell you video games are dumb. The Last of Us saves my life every time I play it and I say that with the upmost conviction. Listen, you may not think that you have a purpose but I guarantee you that if you play the last of us Right Now you will understand that there is someone you know that will endure and survive to the edge of the universe and back just because your existence makes it a little easier for them to do so.

coredesignixandnekonee  asked:

I don't think I've ever really thanked you for the light and joy your stories bring to my life.Whether stories of the time you spent at cons my parents attended in California, or stories you've written, every story I've heard about or from you has been moving sometimes from the chair to the floor and sometimes like a kick in the gut.Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for talking with us.And sorry if I ever send enough asks that I bother you, but you still are the "cool big kid" to me<3

Oh, goshbiscuits, what conventions?  I don’t know who your parents are!

If you cant make fun of the things you love you are wasting the time life gives us to laugh. Stop taking shit so seriously, you are ruining it for the rest of us funny people ;)  That goes to all horror and movie fans in general. Infact that goes to all my fellow nerds and geeks. Have fun with your weirdness and don’t ruin it for others even weirder. I will mock what I love, cause I love it!

onacloudpine  asked:

what are a few of your favourite words on all the languages you know? :)

in bengali, my favourite word is maya, its a feeling, of sympathetic love and sadness. two occasions i can remember this word used on me was when i was 10 and my dad was overseas, and he asked me on the phone ‘do you feel maya for me?’ which can be ‘do you miss me’ but it holds more emotion, like sadness and longing. another time was when i went overseas and a girl from the village told me i always had a very sad expression, that my eyes were full of 'maya’. there’s no english equivalent, and the emotion behind the word really stuck with me

there are countless words in arabic that i love because these words are literally used to bless each other in our day to day life. theres ‘mashallah’ which is used to praise God for something good given to yourself or someone else, there is ‘asalam ulaikum’ used as greeting that means ‘peace be on to you”, ‘inshallah’ which is a promise to do something by God’s will. Apart from that, i really like the word for soul which is ‘ruh’ 

right now, my favourite word in english is godspeed, which is an expression to wish well on travels, english fave words vary because i always find something more interesting.

in japanese, i really like the word ’yuurei’ which means ghost, mainly because japanese folklore creatures are beautiful and i’d rather call dead souls yuurei since it sounds lighter and more bittersweet than plain old ghost.

how about you!?

Okay, so, Keith’s vlog is up and I’m 110% sure we all lost our shit with it.

“Instead accepting people into my life, I push people away before they reject me.”

This tells LENGHTS, tells a lot, much more than I can express with words. As some people might know, Keith is my favourite character and I’ve invested time and effort into studying him, so let’s get to the point.

What does this tell us? It speaks of a hurt person, a wounded person, a person that, since a while ago, is used to receive negative responses from the people he’s tried to connect with. Whether it’s an insult, despise, lack of trust or simply people turning their backs on him, Keith has decided, probably since a young age, that shutting himself down like a stone to hit is way more effecitve than open up and share himself. And this is mostly what he does during the first two seasons, more or less depending on the person, except for only one.


Keith admits that he won’t let anyone in, but Shiro knows more about him than any other person that we’ve seen related to Keith. So, he was allowed in. We can also assume that Keith will probably keep going, hurt and all, if someone rejects him; he won’t stay to feel worse, neither to beg for that person to accept him, but he does go looking out for Shiro. He is willing to abandon everything, even the necessary quest for his own identity, if that makes Shiro not to abandon him just like so many others have done. I don’t even need to mention that Shiro would never do that, but it anway speaks, and volumes, about what Keith feels for Shiro.

Keith needs a family that cherishes him and protects him, that takes care of him and teaches him that not everyone in the world are bad persons. He needs to heal, to be helped with said healing, to be helped understanding that not everyone will judge or reject him. Keith’s a Scorpio: he’s deep, sensitive, loyal and affectionate; but he’s also a loner and a private person, a very extreme one and there are no limits on the lenghts he’ll go to protect his own heart and avoid its destruction, if possible. Scorpio people, in general, have a hard, a terribly hard time looking out for a sense of security in others and, when that happens, to not make that person the center of their world. To not make that person their family. And that’s the whole thing: Shiro is his family. Shiro is the one taking care of him, the one who proved him that not everyone is an enemy, the one who accepted him no matter his imperfections as a person or his Galra half. Shiro taught him that it’s okay to trust others and that he can, in fact, help others too, that life isn’t about being defensive all the time. And Keith won’t open up to everyone by knowing this; it takes some hard work, it takes time. He needs to weight it up, he needs to go slow and accept that the other person can screw up without it meaning they want to hurt him, like it happens finally with Lance, like it happens with Hunk when he understands how Hunk really is as a person, like it happens with Allura when she decides to make amends with him. At the moment Keith finds himself without Shiro, without the person that gives him direction, Keith is forced to do that on his own. He’s a tad more approachable, he starts counting on others… but Shiro is the one that he misses. He suffers too much for it. And it’s not because he can’t live without Shiro; it’s because his life is better with Shiro.

I believe Keith still doesn’t know for real, or he simply didn’t understand yet, the value that Shiro gives to him. That’s why he worries so much over saying or doing something that will make Shiro go away. Honestly, he’s terrified of losing Shiro. It has happened now and Keith does all that he can to be the leader that Shiro thought he could be. It doesn’t really matter what the other person feels for him; it matters more to search and find Shiro and protect him from everything that is bad in the world. It matters more to defend with tooth and nail the only person that gave him his hand when everyone had a stick ready to beat him.

And Keith might not know how much Shiro appreciates everything that he does. I blame this a little on Shiro for not speaking clearly in words, though he shows it with his actions. With his advice, with his respect, with his patience, with his blind faith in Keith. Gods, Shiro’s faith in Keith really tears me apart. Shiro trusts and believes and puts his faith in Keith in a way he doesn’t with himself. I can’t say I don’t understand that… after all, I’ve felt it as well. I’ve been in Shiro’s position more than once, I am in it every day of my life, and I also know what it’s like to have a person that treats you the way Keith treats Shiro. It’s the place where Shiro can be himself, where he won’t be hurt because of it, the place where every wall goes down and even so nothing’s gonna happen to him. Because the person by his side is his hero.

And, you know what? That is love. I can’t see that, knowing how it feels, and say it’s not love. How can I say it when I have proof? It’d be absurd.


today marks the 80-year anniversary of The Hobbit being published

I can’t believe Middle-earth has been with us for such a long time; I’m getting emotional just thinking about it

I’m so thankful for Tolkien showing us the fruits of his beautiful imagination. I was only eight years old when my parents read The Hobbit to my sister and me, so I can scarcely remember who I was before Tolkien, and I know it’s cliché to say, but I truly cannot imagine who I would be and what my life would be like if I’d never been introduced to his works.

So many generations have enjoyed the wonders of the Tolkienverse, and countless more will. The Hobbit was the start of something timeless.

I feel like I do these way to often lol but I apologize for being MIA. I literally just finished my first “midterm” that’s worth 13% of my final grade an hour ago. I spent ALL of my free time studying for it. So while I’ve still been eating mostly healthy (there’s so much tempting food at uni 😭) I don’t remember the last time I worked out. I walk almost every where now, I haven’t used my car since Sunday. And I haven’t used the elevator in my dorm building since move in day (I’m on the third floor💪) but my goal this weekend is to find the gym that’s on campus and start using it.

Still trying to adjust to university life, but I think I’m starting to get the hang of things. Still haven’t made any friends yet though 😒


happy birthday to our sweet namjoon!
thank you for being our galaxy 


— “Conflict. As the world tethered on the brink of anarchy a new hope arose. An elite international taskforce, charged with ending the war and restoring liberty to all nations. Overwatch. Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. Guardians who secured global peace for a generation. Under its steadfast protection the world recovered. And today, though its watch has ended, its sowing ideals of freedom and equality will never be forgotten.”


All my life I’ve never been anywhere without feeling like I should be someplace else. Like I hadn’t found where I belonged. But when I’m with you, steadfast and solid, I know I am in the right place. The only place where I know for sure who I am. Wherever I belong, Barry Allen… It’s with you.


“keith” akira kogane

guess who is also a school dropout hero with a red jacket and a red cool vehicle ?

(also i used refs from ep1 for the futuristic bike)

The skam fandom right now:
  • Even: Take desperate to a whole new level.
  • The skam fandom: -season three entirely in gifs
  • -overanalysing every scene
  • -about 1000 different theories
  • -every evak kiss ever as a wallpaper, gif, drawing or compilation

I met the coolest woman the other day. This is Melissa. A woman who took over 50 years to be true to herself. I happen to crave a mimosa the other day and I happen to live right near a bar so I walked on in. Sat by myself, so did she. People were giving odd looks. She matched head to toe. Pink earrings, nails, shoes, dress, the whole nine yards. I complimented her dress and you wouldn’t believe the conversations we had after. About the gay bars in my city, political views, my past, her past, family, what made us, us. She waited until her fifties to come out as a woman. She was in the military, had a wife, kids, the macho man. She explained how over compensation was a huge thing in her life. She explain how she had lost a lot. A wife, her father, three of her kids wouldn’t talk to her. I explained how people’s initial reaction isn’t always their true feelings so give it time. She explained to me that it all just felt right. She has known for years. Her life came to a point where it was “come out or end it”. It truly saddened me. Someone who was a stranger to me but was so kind. Honestly we both just kept saying how happy we were to run into each other’s lives. I want you to all know sometimes kindness is all it takes. This woman felt out of place she said for years and me saying I liked her dress made her realize that she was more herself now than she had ever been. Please be supportive.