and I only wish that there is so to come

this post has been a long time coming, but i digitally painted melanie! it was so much fun to make this, and i only used one reference photo, and that was the photo of mel. the clouds, bubbles, block, and pacifier are all entirely from imagination. i hope you guys like it, i’m entering it for a national competition in the US called “scholastics.” wish me luck!

this is really Stupid but sometimes i get so empty and sad because i miss the yogscast, i miss how they used to be, i miss being 15 years old and watching them every night, i just miss that whole period in my life so bad

now yogscast are just broken and the only people i still care about from them (hannah, kim, sips and hatfilms) just deal with so much shit all the time and it’s just so sad

as stupid as it sounds i wish i could just let them know how much they helped me and how much they mean to me and it scares me that a point will come where they stop doing anything to do with YouTube and twitch and ill just never see them again

My thoughts on OUAT “Wish You Were Here.”

So, I saw lots of the hate and derision on my dash last night, and when I found time to watch it this afternoon I went in with the lowest of low expectations. And I discovered that I didn’t hate it. I didn’t love it, but it wasn’t deserving of the damnation it was getting around here.

Yes, the writing was lackluster, but I’ve come to expect that over the past two seasons. I’m here more for the way these great actors elevate the mediocre material that they are given to work with rather than the writing, and this episode was no different.

I think part of the problem, as usual, was pre-episode promotion which implied this was “the no-curse AU you’ve all been waiting for.” But - it wasn’t? There was nothing in the canon of the episode to imply this was a legit no-curse AU. Rather, the canon made it pretty clear that this was a wish-fulfillment fantasy gone wrong. The inherent fallibility of wish-magic was further reinforced by the ineffective results of David’s wish against the Evil Queen.

Emma grew up with the image of classic Disney princesses as part of her childhood socialization (Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty), and given that internalization it makes sense for the wish-magic to latch onto that stereotype when it created a no-curse/no-savior wish-fulfillment fantasy for Emma. She became the classic Disney princess who was naive and gentle and relied on others to save her from danger. That is not who Emma would have been in a legit AU.

As Emma said, the fighting and pain shaped her. And in a legit AU she would have faced her own enemies and pain and struggles as she matured, and she would have gotten over the naive-princess phase in her early teens and grown into the same kind of strong woman as her mother. But since this was wish-fulfillment, it created a life devoid of pain or struggle. The only implied pain was the death of Neal, but honestly my interpretation of that is that even in a fantasy life Emma still didn’t want to be with Neal, but did want to be with Henry, hence the “dear departed husband” bit.

And I’ve seen folks lamenting that Emma thanked Regina for the curse/for killing her parents - but that never actually happened? Emma thanked Regina for waking her back up to reality, but immediately criticized her from getting so dark in the process. And she pointed out that the fantasy version of herself sucked and she preferred the version shaped by fighting and pain. But that is not the same thing as thanking Regina for hurting her. It’s just an honest expression of the self-love she’s finally developed after so many years of thinking poorly of herself. She no longer wants a childish fantasy - she is happy as the women she truly is.

But I do agree that the gratuitous heart-crushing in front of a weeping Emma scene left a bad taste in my mouth, and Emma waking up just in time to save Regina’s life felt like fan-service to a certain group of shippers. And the Storybrooke scenes were very blah.

So no, the episode was not great writing. But it wasn’t the character assassination that other folks are claiming, either. I think they wanted this to be a genuine no-curse AU so much that they are mentally reacting as if it was. But it wasn’t. It was a fantasy brought to life. A fantasy that Emma rejected as “sucking” because it’s the fantasy of the little girl she once was, rather than the woman she has become.

Anyway, that’s my unpopular opinion of the day. (But the ep has only added weight to my Blue Fairy/Black Fairy as Jekyll and Hyde alter egos theory. Blue is still so shady.)

forever-a-trier  asked:

I really want to believe Amelia! I am actually inclined to believe her :) I wished she would have said when did this sighting happened.... come back Amelia! Come back! *to be read as Kate Winslet calling back the boats after titanic sinked*

Lol! I assumed it happened recently, we know Gillian has spent a week in NY lately, and we only found out a few days after she arrived, so it wouldn’t surprised me if they saw each other at that time, David even flew back from LA at the same time. Coooome Baaaaack, Ameliaaaaa!

I’m watching an older season of Hell’s Kitchen and there’s a bit with a guy who had a shitty abusive childhood getting triggered (and like, nobody uses the word “trigger” but it’s pretty obvious: his eyes glaze over, he becomes spacey and disoriented, he bursts into tears at inopportune moments) by Gordon Ramsey calling him by a nickname he associates with his abusive father, and like, he explains this to Ramsey, and Ramsey is like “I totally understand and I’m sorry, I only wish you had told me about this sooner so we could have avoided this issue compromising your performance in the kitchen” and it’s like… there’s all these ridiculous anti-sj types who are like “TRIGGERS R DUM, NO TRIGGER WARNINGS IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!” and meanwhile Gordon fucking Ramsey, the guy whose JOB it is to berate people until they break down on television, understands the validity of trauma-based triggers and is willing to work around them? like come on

“This little boy was in slavery because of the color of his skin. He was in slavery every since he was 5. He was tied to a tree. So, I decided to do something about this. I paid for him to be free. Now, he is with a loving family. Be the change you wish to see in the world. I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ and that’s the human race and that we are all members of it. ”

It’s National Coming Out Day tomorrow and I just want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • You do NOT have to come out! You should never feel pressured to. 
  • Only come out IF you are safe and accepted.
  • There is no “CORRECT” way to come out. Everyone is different and there’s no perfect format for the dialogue.
  • You’re allowed to change. Don’t feel like the identity you come out as is permanent. Some people find one label and it sticks, some change their label before finding the correct one, some never do and some don’t believe in labels. 
  • Most importantly: YOU DO YOU. There are no rights or wrongs.

Be safe lovelies and I am sending my best wishes for you all.

vine

Lay loves you 😙

The show has been airing since a year, but I’ve been obsessed and drawing fanart since 2012. Its been a long journey and I’m so happy of what Zagtoon and the whole ML team have produced. So much love has gone into this show… and so much love has been spread because of it… I can only wish it continues to grow.

I wanted to draw more and draw gifts for everyone but because of life and all the anxiety and stress related to moving to another country and leaving everything behind I haven’t had time to draw anything else and this might be my last post in a while… I’m saying goodbye for now but I hope to come back soon!

Dialogue Prompts

1) “I want people to tremble when they see me.” “And I want some coffee sweetheart, and let me tell you, only one of these wishes is gonna be coming true.”

2) “I’m not as damaged as I seem, I swear.”

3) “I will move sea and sky to ensure their safety.”

4) “This isn’t me, I’m not this person.”

5) “I’m so sorry.” “Don’t you dare say that word like it changes anything you’ve done.”

6) “Hey, hey, calm down, they can’t hurt you anymore.”

7) “Stop treating me like a little kid!” “You are a little kid.” 

8) “If you keep screwing around like this you’re going to get yourself killed.” “I hope so.” “You shouldn’t joke about things like that.” “Who said I was joking?”

9) “I have no words left for you, I won’t waste my time here.”

10) “Darling don’t try that, you know it’ll never work.”

11) “You make me sick to my stomach, in all honesty, I’d be fine never seeing you again.”

12) “So from the bottom, of my cold, dead heart, screw you.”

13) “Don’t waste your time on me love, I’m a lost cause.”

14) “The skies are crying for you darling, some call it rain.”

15) “You’re wrong.” “I’m always wrong.”

16) “Please don’t do this, you’re only going to hurt the people you love.” “Who said I ever loved them?”

17) “I know this isn’t a smart decision-” “Then I would recommend not doing it.”

18) “I hope you know how much I-” “Awww, love me?” “No, hate you.”

19) “I trust you.”

20) “Well this has gone horribly wrong.”

  • Victor: You’re the only one for me.
  • Yuuri: I know you feel that now, but there are things you want. There’re things we both want.
  • Victor: So? Everyone wants stuff, we wake up every day with list of wishes a mile long and maybe we spend our lives trying to make those wishes come true, but just because we want them doesn’t mean we need them to be happy.
  • Yuuri: What do you need to be happy?
  • Victor: You.
7

Henry Lau: Idol Life

“Have you ever been in love?” She asked playfully.

He took a deep breath, “I guess so, awhile ago. But I can’t remember it.”

She tilted her head, “you can’t remember being in love?”

“I can’t remember her, I mean I remember her name and what we had and everything, but I can’t remember her. I know I loved her laugh and her voice but I can’t remember how they sounded. I don’t recall the scent of her hair that drove me crazy when I kissed the top of her head. It could’ve been strawberry but I’m not sure.”
He paused, then closed his eyes before rubbing his temples before continuing,
“I wish I remembered so much more about her but the only thing that comes to me anymore is how utterly destroyed she looked when I told her I was leaving.”

—  Excerpt of a book I’ll never write
3

This. This is the scene that really got me

I’m seeing people freaking out over the marriage proposal line and that’s good and all, but this moment is what really gets me.

This is a guy who had absolutely no faith in himself and knew that people didn’t see him as anything special. When his long time idol comes in and suddenly becomes his coach, he decides to work at believing in himself so that he may stay with the one person who saw something in him. 

Still, he knows that the world wants Victor back. He knows he’s keeping back someone who the whole world wants to see again. He may also think that Victor wants to go back. So that’s why he only asks him to stay until he retires.

So when Victor says 

“I wish you’d never retire” he means I wish I could stay with you forever

the fact that Victor doesn’t want to leave Yuri’s side. He shares Yuri's exact same feelings of wanting to stay with him by his side. Not just because he is his coach, but because he really cares about him.

and this is new to Yuri. He never believed someone could care as much about him as Victor does. 

that is what I find so incredibly beautiful and heartwarming 

2

“What’s happening to them?” I looked in time to see him shrug. Something twanged in my chest.
“I wish I knew. But they keep coming back despite it.”
“Why?”
“Why does anything cling to something? Maybe they love wherever they’re going so much that it’s worth it. Maybe they’ll keep coming back, until there’s only one star left. Maybe that one star will make the trip forever, out of the hope that someday—if it keeps coming back often enough—another star will find it again.”

You broke my heart in September when all leaves were dying, and I think a piece of me died too. I’ve felt cold all winter, even when I should have felt warm. My only birthday wish, was one from you. The only thing I wanted for Christmas, was you back. My only New Years resolution was to find a way to make myself better so you’d regret leaving. There were times it felt like the snow was suffocating me, and all I could do was scream for autumn because it was easier to say than your name. Soon everything will start melting, the grass will start growing, and trees will start healing- so will I.
—  It’s been a long winter, h.v.

Hello, the name’s Lukas and I feel bad about having to make this post, but I need to. I currently have no job. I got rejected for a few jobs and had to turn down one job after applying because it would affect how I perform on school (it was a weekend job, meaning I would have no free time at all.)

I’m in need of money for personal reasons. I can not borrow money from my parents, and since I have no job I have no income. My income is my art but it’s hard for me to find people who wish to commission me. So with this post I hope I catch someone their interest who is willing to spend money on me in exchange for some art.

Lined n painted! These come with shading and everything. the only thing not included are backgrounds! If you wish to have a background it is +$10 ! every extra character is also +$10 !

Lineless paintings !! Extra characters are +$15 and backgrounds are +$20 !

Every drawing also comes with a speedpaint! These will be unlisted and linked to the person who commissioned me, and made public if they wish. They also decide the song used. Examples: [x] [x] [x]

Please, even if you do not wish to commission me for any reason, please do reblog this so other people can see this and maybe consider it! It helps me a lot! Thank you for reading!

seokmin going onto masked singer is so important not just for us as a fandom to be proud about, but for him. as i continue to watch this snippet of him singing, i instantly think back to seventeen project and how he cried while being interviewed saying how he wanted to improve his singing and how he wished he could be better. he was so doubtful back then and i assume he still has his doubts when it comes to his voice, but being on this show hopefully proved to him that his voice has worth, and that he is indeed a real singer with wonderful potential and immense talent. he can only go up from here.