and I think it turned out better this way

“We were one of three black families in a large, working class estate where I grew up in Seacroft. I had to learn to defend myself from people wanting to hurt me and I developed resilience from a very young age. When I was twelve I remember a distressed woman walking the streets. She was looking for a local boy who’d stolen her purse. I was so upset and outraged by what he’d done, and even though he was a member of a brutal gangster family, and his friends advised me against it, I took her to his house. He beat me up afterwards but it was the right thing to do - I’ve always had a hatred of injustice.

High school changed my outlook on life. The teachers inspired me and I had contact with lots of strong, independent women who made me think about myself in a different way. They gave me the belief that I could better myself through education. I was all set for university, but then I met someone. He turned out to be a violent alcoholic and I experienced domestic violence and emotional abuse. We had two children together and my focus shifted to them; how I could keep them safe and how to get out of the relationship.

I was 23 and my youngest was three weeks old when I eventually started university. Education became the vehicle through which I transformed my life. I became the first black woman to be elected onto Leeds City Council, the first black woman chair of the Labour group, and I became chief exec of a mental health charity.

For me, life is about honouring the person that you are. It’s honouring your values, finding out what you’re put on this earth to do and doing everything you can to achieve that purpose.”

I am the girl before the girl.

Because I am far too much of everything.

But this will teach you what you want in someone. You will see these things in me with the volume turned all the way up and find them in someone else at a volume that doesn’t make your ears ring.

I will help you grow. I will push you, call you out, always ask you to be better. But not because I do not think you are enough, but because I will always see the best in you and ask that you show everyone this.

You will see how I love with my heart sewn into one sleeve and my tongue sewn into the other and you will learn to say the words that your heart beats out. You will stop caging your feelings behind your teeth out of fear. She will know that you love her, but not that you learned how from me.

I am the one before the one.

But don’t think that you will forget me.

I will stay as the knot in your throat, the thought pressed to the back of your mind, the pit in your stomach when you see shards of me in her. They will be polished smooth, but they will drag up memories of my jagged edges. And for a moment, you’ll wonder if instead of being someone else’s rock polished smooth from careful contact, you could’ve been my diamond from the heat of the love I pressed against you.


The Earth is overrun with small children who want to bother Peridot

(btw it’s transparent so Dipper can chase Peridot all around your dash)

The Signs' Villainous Dialogue
  • Aries:"You still think you can win? Oh how precious."
  • Taurus:"Go on, run. There's no way out."
  • Gemini:"We're not so different, you and I."
  • Cancer:"Darling I'm afraid I just can't allow you to live."
  • Leo:"Oh I will get away with it. And you'll be watching."
  • Virgo:(hades voice) "I HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH YOU"
  • Libra:"They want a better world. I want to be different."
  • Scorpio:"My how the tables have turned."
  • Sagittarius:"And when it's over, no one will remember you."
  • Capricorn:"Pray to your god one last time. Then worship me."
  • Aquarius:"Struggle. It makes the surrender more juicy."
  • Pisces:"Ya'll muthafuckas need genocide."

This is all I can do anyway
All I know is how to love you

I’m sorry but FAHC Ryan being a klutz sometimes is way better than what ever you guys think of.

“Ryan, why is the apartment on fire!?”

“It turns out that in extreme heat, knives are flammable.”
“Okay, look, I said you would get him unharmed if you paid the ransom, but I may have accidently dropped my knife into his throat.”
“Did a clerk hit a panic button?!”

“Uh, no, that was me. Tripped. On another note, we have one less hostage to worry about.”

“Are you two on a date?” Happy Birthday, Shikamaru Nara! The more I work, the more I understand how you find things “troublesome”. Hihi!


a Fatal_Error has Occurred: Chapter One - Part 3 (2/2)

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Don’t get me wrong they eventually turned out the way I wanted them to look, but the colors look more…washed out? than they do in PS. They’re supposed to be more vibrant :( I might take another look at them later and reupload them if I can get the colors to look better. But enough of me whining!

Ps - I think you guys are really, really going to like the next update :) Just saying.

Aftertale, Errortale, GenoSans, and ErrorSans belongs to @loverofpiggies!

The Search Continues: Ava DuVernay Declines Black Panther

As we reported about a month ago, Ava DuVernay has been in talks with Marvel to direct their upcoming film, “Black Panther”. Speaking with Essence magazine, DuVernay said that she has officially turned down the opportunity. Here are some quotes from the interview:

“I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther,” she added. “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me.”

“I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs,” said DuVernay. “In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn’t see eye to eye. Better for me to realize that now than cite creative differences later.”

Though she won’t be on board to direct, DuVernay did say she’s a fan:

I love the character of Black Panther, the nation of Wakanda and all that that could be visually. I wish them well and will be first in line to see it.

A recent interview with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige also confirmed some of the Black Panther director rumors, specifically that we should have a final pick by the end of the summer. So we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the meantime! Stick around for the latest news!

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In fact, I see him as his own person. He’s better than me in almost every way. It put me off at first, but once I got over that I learned and experienced a lot of new things since meeting him. 

It was something that crept up on me over time despite me believing we wouldn’t get along. I guess you could say it caught me by surprise since he turned out to be someone I really enjoy spending time with! It could have ended there, I would have been fine with that, you know? But lately I can’t seem to stop thinking about him…heh. Sometimes I have to hold back when I want to show him something that reminds me of him, otherwise I’d always be buggin’ him. Nobody wants that.

I mean, not to say I think about it constantly, but I always imagined going to a metal concert with him. Or a drive-in theater! He could pick the movie, I’m okay with anything–ALSO we could go to an aquarium or zoo, that’d be fun. You know what’d be awesome too? Paintballing! He’d probably kick my ass, but that’s cool. We could get fancy too and go to an art museum or a planetarium. Or an opera, heh. We don’t gotta spend money either, we could go stargazing, watch the sunset, walk on the beach, I’m game for those too. We could even stay home, play cards, board games, cook dinner together, marathon a favorite show–

Those people looked at the cover, but never bothered reading the book. As much as it confuses me, I can’t help what other people think. They’redumbanyway.

I ain’t worried about him being mad. Just disinterested.. I guess.

Well obviously it was a lot of work. It was obviously extremely technical and it took a lot of preparation early on. That scene was just kind of this random card on the wall in the writers room that said “Clone Dance Party” that Graeme and I laughed a lot about because we never knew where it was going to land, or if it was going to land at all. We just through it was going to be a funny thing to do and as it turned out, we found out that it was really going to be something strong for the season finale. I think we are always about trying to be bigger and badder and better and we wanted to do something with four clones you know, we hadn’t done that just yet. It’s also very triumphant and it was a way for us to give the season and emotional climax and a triumph and a coming together of the sisters. So it took a lot of planning, it took two days to shoot that scene.