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Can you believe the twins are 18?!

We’ve been watching them grow up through our phone screens for years, & we’ve seen them grow so much! They went from being these 2 goofs on Vine, now they’re almost at 5 million subscribers on YouTube, & with fans all over the freaking world! & still only 18? Saying I’m proud is such an understatement! But damn am I proud! 

They’ve overcome so much, & no matter how bad things can get, they get up & bounce right back! They do more then just make us laugh with every video they post, or every snap or tweet. They’ve taught us so many things! Like how to never give up on our dreams, no matter how crazy or far fetch they might seem! They taught us that it’s okay to be different, & to not care what people think! Most importantly they taught us to always be ourselves! 

They’ve touched so many people. It’s crazy to think the effect they have on others! I will never be able to thank them enough for the things they have gotten me through. & I am forever grateful for them, because without them I wouldn’t be here getting to know so many of you amazing people, & creating life long friendships with people all over the states & even the world! Ethan, Grayson, & this fandom is such a blessing to me. & no matter how old I get, I will never forget being apart of such a great family. 

They’re the 2 most humble, sweet, kind & unproblematic humans on this earth & they deserve all the happiness in the world! I hope they continue to experience that happiness, & continue to do great things!

Here’s to 18! & also to many many more! ♥

Happy birthday ya goofs! Thank you for making me smile & laugh everyday! All the love to the both of you on your big day! Hope your day is filled with so much happiness, & of course tons of cake & pizza! Love you guys ♥

- Leena ♥

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
—  Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

anonymous asked:

So... this is just asking for your opinion on a problem I've noticed, and I'm sorry if I'm bothering you, but: Everyone seems to want representation in mainstream media, but a person who's not, for example LGBTQ+, can't write/portray LGBTQ+ characters perfectly, no matter how much research goes into it. So... is trying to do it good or bad?

Oh dear god the question has finally come.

Listen, i have some lgbtq+ friends, and i love and respect them dearly. It hurts me when they complain that there is not enough representation of them in media. However, since I’m straight, I am extremely uncomfortable writing about them. Because I am extremely terrified of getting some aspects wrong, or offending them in any way. I could do all of the research in the world but it will never be able to do them entirely justice as I am not in their place entirely.

In my honest opinion, yes, representation does matter. But it is not your story, as a straight person (or anything else other that lgbtq+) to talk about a main character and their coming of age story as a member of the lgbtq+ and anything else along those lines. I personally think you nor I would ever be able to capture that.

It also depends of another number of factors I wont go too much into detail: your target audience, your own world (how they view relationships of the same sexe etc), how comfortable you are with the possible repercussions of getting their representation wrong.

In conclusion, do what makes you comfortable. If you want to take the leap into representation, do extensive research. I believe @incandescent-creativity launched a beta inquisition for an asexual character (I could be wrong, I just woke up so brain a tid bit fuzzy) and they got a number of people that identify as asexual confirming to them about a piece of writing, telling them what they thought about it and what could change or questions they had for them.

But in the end, if you also think no matter what you wont be able to do them justice, then just dont write them in. It’s something I’ve noticed while watching a show: they put a polish character into the main cast, and though she was supposed to be funny, they got everything about our culture wrong. It pissed me off. It saddened me that people see us in that way and that that show has given the world such an image of us. I loved that we had representation, but it was a bad one. I would’ve preferred not having representation at all to that abomination.

Hopefully I didn’t offend anyone with this response, and if some followers that are part of the lgbtq+ would like to share their thoughts (as I am very much underinformed on the subject) please feel free to add on!

Hope this helped in some way, Anon!

Breaking Point | Spencer Reid |

In which Spencer loses it over a breakup.


Originally posted by matthewgrayhair


She hadn’t meant for him to react this way. She was simply trying to be a good friend, to comfort him when she knew he was hurting. No one would have predicted such an explosive reaction. Not from Spencer.

“So what if I thought the world of them? Does it matter that their voice was the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard? Did it matter that I’d never felt closer to anything on this earth than I did when my skin grazed theirs? Do you think it would have made a difference if I hadn’t seen them underneath the moonlight and thought they were painstakingly beautiful? Do you think it matters that they were all I ever wanted? All I ever needed?

“Spence…”

“So what if they hurt me? Made me feel like I was crumbling to pieces? So what if I’ve spent the past two weeks crying and screaming until I have no voice? I’m no victim. I saw the same way they fell apart. Do you expect me to be that foolish? To believe that it was just them in the wrong? To believe the classic “it’s not you, it’s me” line? When I know I was the one who stopped trying?”

“No, I didn’t mean th-”

“Do you honestly, honestly, expect me to simply move on? When the best damn thing in my life is missing? When this job, this goddamn joke of a job tore them from me? What good does it do me to be out saving others when I can’t save my own relationship? When I can’t save the one good, kind-hearted thing that was ever mine?”

“Spence, I don’t know what to say. I-”

“No, you’re right, Jennifer. You don’t know. You’ll never know because at the end of the day you get to go home to a husband and kids who love you. Meanwhile I go home to an apartment, an apartment that was once so happy, so full of love, and it’s fucking empty.”

JJ stood in silence as she watched Spencer’s chest rise and fall heavily, his lungs burning as his own body felt like it was blazing with pain. The rest of the office was still, their eyes either glued onto him or staring at the floor, feeling ashamed for an unknown reason. Spencer’s fingers rubbed against his eyes in frustration. He couldn’t get their image out of his head. He didn’t want to.

“Where are you going?” JJ asked as Spencer abruptly grabbed his stuff and headed towards the exit. He didn’t turn, didn’t even slow down.

“To win them back.”

Ignis, violinist.

It’s the rosin on the bow and the twist of the tension that slips him into the headspace. The settling of his jaw and the rest on his cheek that melds him with the instrument. Its wood always warm, always ready to receive him, always asking for his touch to respond to with resonance, and he - of flesh, of blood that flows, of warm living matter that the wood has long since given up - lends his life back to it, to coax it into singing, to caress its long and wavering wails into air that stops the world for this moment, that propels the note perfectly across space and time with all the emotion one dare not speak except in the language of music… 

And Noctis, in the audience, in the plush upholstery of a private booth, with hands clutched against a wooden banister in vain attempt to trap the moment in his heart, breathes it all in like he’s been suffocating his whole life, and only now knows the gift of sweet air.

💖 Dear 24U 💖

I know that you may be disappointed and unhappy with the decisions Choeun made. You can be confused, mad, worried and so many more but we can’t change Choeuns decisions.
We have to keep in mind that we have to support 24K no matter what 💪

The boys really REALLY need us !!!
Our dear angels are the ones that have to live with the consequences in the end…

I know it is unfair but sadly it is that way.
We can’t turn our backs on the boys just because of this. They need us more than ever so PLEASE try to get your friends, classmates etc into the Fandom ♥️
I guess that the following Comeback will be a All In Comeback so they just HAVE to do well 💗

Can you imagine a world without 24K?
I can’t and don’t want to…
So I beg you: stay and do your best for the boys 💛

I know that 24U are the best Fandom and a big family and I love all of you. So lets keep fighting 💪💪💪


@brighteyed-sugar @incorrect24kquotes @huis-totally-innocent-smirk (please help)

Cacophony

I wanted to post this before tonight, but I’m about to go to a work party, so sorry that this is so unedited.  thanks @agentcalliope for letting me text this whole thing to her.

She stared at her golden self in the mirror and hated herself.  She hated the helpless beauty staring back at her, hated herself for acknowledging that beauty.  But soon, they would turn the water on and she could wash her face and go to sleep the person that she used to be.  But the world jerked before the water came and, startled, Jemma remembered (for the first time in a long time) she was still on Earth, if only technically.  It would have been foolish to assume that so much would change.  Humans (or Kree, for that matter) could change all they want about the surface of the Earth, but there beneath the surface, even further than the Lighthouse, the fault lines would always exist.  

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anonymous asked:

Why do you guys think that people don't believe someone can be bi? I have crushes on guys and girls but I haven't said anything to anyone because I'm terrified? Is that weird, Eddie?

People are bigots. People are insecure. Neither are good reasons, but those are two I find are most true when people try to say that bi/pan/etc sexualities can’t exist.  

I say your real friends will support you. Maybe some will need education, but the ones who are meant to be your friend will be respectful and love you and love you no matter who you can love. 

Also, can I just say… like. As someone who is dating maybe the most flirty bi dude ever in the world- it is so cool. Like. trust your partner. It is that fucking simple, you guys. 

Yeah. sorry. This is rambly. But screw people who have shit to say about bi people. I’ll fight all of them. - eddie 

anonymous asked:

But ur not American so u shouldn't have an opinion on Net Neutrality :)

It doesn’t matter, even Martians can understand that it’s wrong to allow big corporations to squeeze every penny out of citizens, to control what they see. If we all kept quiet when we saw injustice the world would be a bloody awful place. Even if it’s a single person speaking out against something wrong it can make the world of difference. “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—  Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—  Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” Times are different but the message is the same.

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anonymous asked:

What would you say to people who have objections to Christianity based on the fact that there are religions older than it? Also, do you have any Christian Apologetic/theology resources you would recommend? Thanks!

Christ existed from the beginning, He came before everything - including religions that chronologically came before Christ’s ministry in this world when He took on human flesh and died as an atoning sacrifice for us. It doesn’t matter what religions came prior to His ministry on earth when He always existed from the beginning:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ” - John 1:1-5, 14


“He [Christ] was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” - 1 Peter 1:20-21


“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” - Hebrews 1:1-4


And even if people want to use the “older religions” argument based on Christ’s birth into this world and His ministry that followed (because if people are arguing against Christianity, chances are they will reject the fact that Christ always existed from the start), I fail to see how other religions being older by this world’s standards of time automatically equates to truth in their minds. Something coming first is not automatically equivalent to it being truthful or right. A lot of times, the ideas and practices people engage in first are incorrect and they realize later that another way to go about it is what is actually correct. We see this pattern in this life in countless different scenarios, not just the concept of religious beliefs. One example that comes to mind is medical care/treatments. Older techniques for treatment and care proven to be inadequate are always being perfected and sometimes outright replaced by ones that are proven to be more efficacious. So I really don’t see this argument proving anything in a person’s favor who is trying to argue against Christianity.

Got Questions is a very good website for apologetic/theology articles. Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) is another good one. I would have linked to their website too, but their page seems to be having some trouble. So try searching for them as well, and hopefully their website will be working properly again soon.

I hope you found this helpful, let me know if you have any other questions!

NET NEUTRALITY AFFECTS ALL OF US!

Yes, it sucks that the whole world is going to have to suffer because some ditz on the FCC in US is trying to fuck shit up, but the least you could do it to signal boost it on your blog.


Sites like Ao3, fanfiction.net, and all the others are not going to be running for long. And because Ajit Pai’s being a pain in the ass, you won’t be able to upload/share your work with the world.


So, save net neutrality. If affects all of us.


If you don’t live in the US, signal boost net neutrality.


Tell your internet friends from the US to email/call their representatives.


If you have a large following on social media, and you know that most of your followers are from the US, spread the word.


If your stan acc has a decent amount of followers, spread the word.


USE YOUR PLATFORM, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL TO LET YOUR FRIENDS/FOLLOWERS IN THE US KNOW THAT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING AND THEY CANT TAKE IT AWAY FROM THEM.


YOU CAN HELP TOO.


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I have everything when I’m with you.
—  Poets Love Her
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❝We do have one little advantage. What advantage? There’s two of us❞

twice upon a time, christmas 2017

My Story

After I posted my letter about starting a new job at Dreamworks I got a lot of messages and emails from people asking if I could talk about my journey more in detail and how I got here despite going to school in Pittsburgh for psychology and almost giving up on animation halfway through college. I know that I would have appreciated reading something like this a year and a half ago so I thought I’d share my story in the hopes that it might be able to help someone who is struggling. Plus: a detailed explanation of how social media has done so much for me as an artist.

Buckle in guys. Lots of text under the cut! 

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Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
—  Neil Gaiman, The Sandman