always kind of loved this quote

I’m kind of excited about the whole season, I feel like we’ve always been in a spiral and right now we’re at the center, and it’s gonna go real fast. There’s a specific episode for Delphine and Cosima that I particularly loved shooting. It was episode five. It was very meaningful. I felt very lucky I got to have a chance to play those scenes with Tatiana.
—  Évelyne Brochu on what she’s excited about season 5 of Orphan Black 
An open letter to Julie Andem

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you for creating Skam and all the characters that I so quickly fell in love with. Thank you for making me feel included, appreciated and loved. Thank you for proving that mentally ill people also deserve love and respect, and showing people that our feelings are as valid as everybody else’s feelings. Thank you for reminding us about how our bodies need food, and that we deserve the best. Thank you for showing us that we shouldn’t accept sexual abuse or assault, and that there’s always someone who will listen and give advice at our darkest times. Thank you for decorating Noora’s wall with the quote “everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. be kind. always.” and showing people that true kindness is the most important thing of all. 

Thank you for proving that islam isn’t a bad religion, thank you for representing muslims as regular human beings, and making others treat muslim boys and girls with the respect they fucking deserve. Thank you for showing us the beautiful relationships between a muslim girl and a gay boy, and the acceptance, love and respect between the two of them. Thank you for showing us the beautiful friendship between Noora, Chris, Sana, Eva and Vilde. Thank you for showing that no matter how alone you feel, there’s always someone out there willing to help and be your friend.

Thank you for including the gay community and showing us that being gay in fact is okay, no matter if you like boys, girls or both. Thank you for letting us get to know Even and Isak, and for a whole season of the two of them trying to figure out their own sexualities, and how to deal with them. Thank you for showing that mental illness doesn’t need to change anything in a relationship, and that love conquers all. Thank you for introducing us to Eskild, our guru, who’s so confident about himself and his sexuality. No matter what gender you identify as, or what gender you love, you deserve love and respect. Don’t let anyone bring you down, alt er love.

Thank you for introducing us to Linn, who always made us smile, and who probably everyone related to in some extent. Thank you for showing us the love between Elias and Sana Bakkoush, and letting us witness one of the most important scenes of the whole fourth season, where Elias says he’s always got her back no matter what happens. Thank you for showing us the importance of a loving family, and for showing how including and kind they were for their friends and family. Thank you for the scene where Sana prays for everyone, and for showing us that muslims want the best for their family, their friends and everyone around. Thank you for introducing us to Jamilla, and for showing us that former friends can work things out, no matter how much they’ve hated each other in the past. Thank you for Yousef, and for showing us that you don’t need to be religious in order to be a kindhearted person, and vice versa. Thank you for giving Even the support that he deserves, and for fixing the relationship between him and his old friends. Thank you for making them so understanding, and showing that there’s always two sides of the story. Even though somebody doesn’t call or text you, it doesn’t mean they don’t think about you, and it doesn’t mean they don’t love you.

Thank you for absolutely everything, it’s been a pleasure. Skam will always have a place in my heart, no matter how cliché that sounds. Thank you Julie Andem, thank you for making these couple of years better for all of us. It really helped me through. Being bipolar I always doubted myself, I always thought there was something wrong with me in some way. I thought I was unlovable because I did stupid things, and because I had depressive and manic episodes. You, through the eyes of Even, made me realize I was wrong. Thank you for making me realize I am not alone. You made me realize that I’m just as good as everyone else. You made me realize that I deserve love and kindness, no matter how I’m feeling. I am forever grateful for everything you gave us in these couple of years. Words can’t really describe how much I truly appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and for us as Skam fans. And even though there’s been some sad parts, even if it’s been alot of drama, it always works out in the end. And you have given us the most important thing of all, hope and happiness.

Thank you, Julie Andem.

anonymous asked:

Your recent BTS Reaction was actually so cute and I loved it so much 💖

TYSM!!! I’m super happy that you thought it was so cute <333

In all seriousness, I’ve had glasses since first grade without the ability to switch to contacts because my astigmatism (in both freaking eyes lmao) made it too difficult to find the right kind/prescription.

People always asked me why I wouldn’t get contacts because “without your glasses you might actually be pretty” (literally a direct quote from a boy in my 6th grade class) and they’d always make fun of me for it.

So if the boys of BTS were close enough to you to date you, I think they would all be super supportive and loving, realizing that it can be super scaring in some cases to be made fun of like that. They’d all be cute with you and show you that tiny things like that don’t define you as a person, and you’re freaking awesome no matter what.

Even though I’ve made my peace with it now

I’d like to say to everyone who maliciously makes fun of people’s appearances for ANY REASON WHATSOEVER:

Originally posted by moonsafari8

And I mean it~ xD

Thank you again anon. I’m sorry this turned into a mini-rant I hope you’ll forgive me lol

I love getting messages like this, you really, really made my entire morning a happier one!

Please stay happy/healthy/and hydrated love <3 and have an awesome weekend!!

-K

a fun fact about parenting is that if your child is lgbt+, no amount of “i love you"s or “i’m proud of you"s will take away your child’s fear of coming out to you.

i have great parents. they tell me they love me every damn day, and i’ve always had their support. but coming out to them was bar none the most terrifying thing i’ve ever done in my life because they were very, very heteronormative. all the while they were saying they loved me, they never seemed to consider for a second that i could be anything other than straight, and so i had no way of knowing whether or not that love was conditional. do they love me, or do they love the straight daughter who looks like me that only exists in their heads?

my parents love me, my parents are proud of me, but when i told them i’m gay at a restaurant one night, my purse was crammed full of a couple days’ worth of clothes and all the cash i had because i didn’t know if it would be safe for me to go back home.

parents, people who will be parents one day……don’t assume your kids are straight. don’t assume your kids are cis. tell your kids in no uncertain terms that you’ll love and support them if they’re lgbt+, because no matter how well you treat them, i promise you that they need to hear that.

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.
—  Sylvia Plath

I’ll always encourage the reckless texts confessing your feelings. The kind where you throw your phone after hitting send.

I’ll always encourage the horribly straightforward conversations at 3am when conversations get deep and you can’t always put how you feel into words.

I’ll always encourage you to say the things that make your heart beat fast and your legs shake.

Because i know how alive you feel when you feel something for someone else.

—  follow
I am creating space for the right person to come when they are ready. I deserve to find love, that real good love. That kind of love that always radiates warmth, like sunshine in your soul. The type of love that fills your days with joy and adventure. The love that doesn’t grow tired of each other. But until that person comes my way, I’m going to keep loving myself first. I’m going to keep growing and healing. I’m going to unravel myself from you and with a weary heart I’m going to let you go now.
—  Goodbye Letter / Kat de Leeuw