and for that i am grateful

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: ben platt gave up so much of himself to this role, to this show. for over four years, he dedicated himself so fully and completely to this character and this experience. no words can describe how grateful i am for everything he’s done, for everything he’s given us. for his voice, for his song. as someone with anxiety, he’s shown be that i really can grow, that i can achieve great things in life too. i honestly just feel so blessed to have been lucky enough to witness it all, to witness the pure magic he pours out onto the stage every night, to know this beautiful story and to watch him so deservedly succeed. i’m devastated to see him go, but i so firmly believe that he’ll achieve so many other amazing things in life, and i can’t wait to root for him the entire way. so, thank you, ben platt. thank you, thank you, thank you. for everything.

I know it seems impossible to believe Taylor wouldn’t want people to be like her… but also that poem she wrote, that pain she was in.. wow, I have really been there and it makes complete sense that after all the shit Taylor went through (for being her fucking self!!! Her kind, intelligent, loving, creative self!!) she would not only write the “if you’re anything like me” poem but truly feel that way. She doesn’t deserve to feel that way again and no one does, but it is so good to see how far she’s come from there and that she is there for any one of us who faces similar pain. It means so much to me Taylor would share such a vulnerable poem with us and anyone who wants to read it. It was so brave and open and one of the most beautiful things we can do as writers. As always, I’m so proud of Taylor and thankful with what she is willing to share with us. And I am grateful to be like her, even just a little, and know that everything is going to be okay.

Hey Taylor! It’s been exactly one month since the Rhode Island 2 Secret Session so I thought I would take this chance to gather some messages from some of us that were there, i hope you enjoy seeing them xoxo Sam

- Julia aka @throwinbigparties: heeeeey taylor!! it’s been one month since we met!!! just wanted to say thanks for everything you have done for me and trusting me enough to invite me over and listen to reputation weeks before it was released!! Thanks for always making me feel welcomed and loved and creating the best inside jokes and dancing with me. No one ever compares to you, you are the best the best thing in my life. I love you so much, see you on tour 😇💘🌞

- Rebecca aka @rgarcia121912: Thank you Taylor for the memories and friends I made at the secret sessions! It was a dream finally meeting you and I’m forever grateful! ❤️

- Maria aka @taylorschickennuggets: Dear Taylor, thank you so so so much for that one incredible night. I’ll never stop thanking you for inviting me into your home, and playing me your brand new album. Those memories are ones i’ll always cherish, and I cannot wait to see you in Detroit. You’ve done so much for me, and I can’t wait to see what you can do for others. With love, Maria :)

- Emily aka @imyour-americanqueen: Thank you for everything Taylor!!! My mom and I can not thank you enough for this wonderful night!!! Can’t wait to see you again on tour in Houston and Dallas!!😘❤️

- Melissa aka @swiftiesparkleshine: Words can’t express how appreciative my mom and I are for inviting me to a Reputation Secret Session!  I love you so much and can’t thank you enough for listening to me pour my heart out to you!  From looking at my iridescent nails that I polished the morning of the Secret Session, to taking an epic picture holding the Grammy for 1989 Album of the Year as you hugged and squeezed me, every moment with you was perfect and enchanting!  My mom and I look at the taymazing pictures from that night all the time and are still speechless that we met you!!  You are a human angel who only deserves the absolute best!  Meeting you has given me renewed hope that I will beat Lyme disease! I am so proud of you and “Reputation!” Love always your friend Melissa (swiftiesparkleshine)

- Briana aka @fearlesssince09: I love you Taylor and thank you for everything that you do for us!

- Anne aka @tswiftreputation1989: Meeting Taylor was a once in a lifetime dream that I never thought I’d experience. I’d like to thank Taylor and her team for such a great experience and thanks to all the friends I made. I’m grateful for everyone and moment experienced

- Kels aka @areyoureadyforswift: Hey T!! Thank you for being a constant source of light in all of my darkest moments. You shine so bright and i miss you very much. Love always, Kelsey

- Jess aka @reputaytionxo: Dear Taylor, I am eternally thankful to you for consistently teaching me that being yourself and working towards your own happiness and goals is achievable and unselfish. Meeting you was one of the first times i’ve ever felt that something truly amazing has come out of believing in myself/my dreams & staying true to what i’m passionate about despite ridicule. Thank you for being you, making my dream come true and inspiring me in every single way. I love you so much. I’m so proud of you. Love, Jess

- Gabby aka @how-lovely-indeed: hey taylor! thank you so much for the most incredible night of my life. Standing by your side for 10 years has shaped me into the person I am today. You have been with me through my best and my worst and I am so grateful for that. See you on tour in Nashville! I love you!!!

- Liv aka @livlovesswift: Hi Taylor! It’s just been a month since I met you and I already miss you more than words can describe. Thank you so very much for inviting me to your beautiful home, creating brilliantly beautiful music that has helped me through so much, for being your wonderful, sincere self and for caring about me as much as I care about you. I am so incredibly grateful to have you in my life and I love you more than ever.

- Lylah aka @likeanygreatlove13: Taylor, thank you for what you said after I told you about what I went through at the beginning of this school year. Your words meant more than you know and I love you so much!! Thanks for having me over ;) ❤️❤️

-Annie aka @sunsets-swift: Taylor, thanks so much for being a constant in my life for the last 10 years. You’ve shown me how powerful thoughts can inspire people & that’s why I love to write. And, more than anything, thanks for pushing me to dare to dream bigger! I miss you like crazy & can’t wait to see you on tour. -♡Annie

- Megan aka @couldbtrusted: i literally cannot thank you enough for everything that happened on 10/19/17! because of you, ive met a couple of strangers who turned out to be some of my best friends. i had the time of my life bopping out to reputation and getting to hang out with you for a whole night! i love you endlessly!!

- Giselle aka @theysayididsomethingbad: Hi Taylor!! It’s been one month since I got to do the one thing I’ve been dreaming of since I was 7 years old, hug you and tell you how much I love you. I’m so thankful for that night, for your happiness, and this album. Love you and miss you already 🖤

- Taylor aka @icanmakethebadguys-good: Hi Tay! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us this era. Reputation is everything we could have asked for - I love it! I love you so much and am so grateful for your generosity and kind soul.

- Darcy aka @darcyreputation13: It was beyond amazing to get invited, let alone to actually meet you!! I hope our paths cross again one day and I actually say all the things I blanked out on saying. See you on tour though!! :)

- Bethany aka @icantwithtaylor: Honestly still can’t believe that I was invited to a secret session. Taylor, you are the kindest person I have ever met and can’t thank you enough for the opportunity.

- Lindsay aka @lindsaylovestaylorswift: When I walked in the room Taylor yelled “HEY LINDSAY!! How’s the FIGURE SKATING GOING?!” Tay, good thing you pulled me in for a tight hug real quick cause I was like .13 seconds away from passing out. We spoke about so much- my sister Lauren, my new photography website fundraiser for Yale Children’s Hospital, applying to colleges… and how you’ve helped me so much through the years. Thanks so much for everything. I will “hold on to the memories”, and they will hold on to me. (PS- that lyric is my senior quote!) ❤️✨

-Keyena aka @taylorslays13: Hey Taylor!! Ah, I miss you so much and I still can’t believe I met you. I’ll never be able to express how thankful and grateful I am that I was at a SS. Meeting you was everything I wanted & more. ❤️ I’m so proud of you & the album!! See you on tour! 🤗 love you forever & always!

- Sam aka @nowimyourdaisy: There’s so many things I want to say but I’ll cut it down as short as possible. Taylor, I love you so much. I remember doing biography projects about you in middle school, and dancing around my room the day before I started high school. You’ve been with me as a i grew up and I can’t thank you enough for being the best role model. I love you so much, and I never thought you would know who I was or want to meet me. Thank you for inviting me into your home and sharing your life with me. It means the world to me. 

@taylorswift

Okay guys, so I have to tell you… I went to see them in Texas :) I don’t even know what to say cause it still feels surreal. But first things first. Before people ask, I did not film. I took some pics but they were not that good. It was a magical experience and I did not know what to expect at all. So, about 8pm they came out. There was no introduction, the moderator jumped right into the questions. I will try to mention the questions in the order they were asked. First question was, “If you could be president at any time in history, which time period would you choose?” Hillary said she thinks it would’ve been interesting to be with the founders when they wrote the constitution and then she mentioned George Washington, saying how a great leader he was because he understood the need to have term limits. (The word “leader” and “leadership” was mentioned a lot at the beginning). Then Bill gave his answer, he said something about human species and Ethiopia. I gotta confirm that yes, his mind is incredible and you can tell he knows so much and the way he formulates his thoughts is unique. I don’t even know. He also talks a lot and takes some time to respond (just like Chelsea haha). I think the second question was about Mandela and the moderator mentioned those bracelets that Bill wears. This time, Bill answered first he ignored the bracelet comment lol and instead talked about Mandela. Then after he finished Hillary was like; “Why don’t you tell the story about the bracelet you are wearing?” So he did. It has to do with Colombia and some children who sing. (I’m sorry I don’t remember their names and the story is too long to write). Third question was “If Comey was here what would say to him?” Hahaha. Hillary started, and she basically said what we have heard her say on her book tour; that she still doesn’t get why he did what he did etc. After she was done, Bill said to the moderator “I’m glad you didn’t ask me that question” lol we all laughed he got a little red and hillary giggled. it was cute. Fourth question, “if Trump was here, what would you say to him?” We giggled along with billary, and it took awhile for them to respond. So, they were giggling and Hillary looked at bill for a second and then Bill said: “that look right there. That look you know, because you’ve been married for over 25 years. That look that says “you know i support you and I will be with you all the way but you have to jump off the cliff now and answer first” HAHAHA We all laughed and Hillary too. (did that make sense? i dont know how to describe it any better). And then lol Bill answered first. But their answers were pretty similar. They basically said they would tell Trump that it’s not too late to change course, that he still can change his behavior and leave a better legacy. There were no mean jokes no negative comments. Right after, the moderator said “When Michelle Obama talked about taking the high road, you guys are a prime example.” I think the next question was about Russia and cyber security. Their answers were too long so I wont go into details. I will just say it was really interesting. Next question was, “is there any silver lining of not being at the White House right now?” Hillary, said yes, that they get to spend more time with the grand kids and that new grassroots organizations have emerged and people are energized. Bill agreed and said “the grand kids thing cannot be overstated” He mentioned that on Thursday he was over at Chelsea’s and Aidan is obsessed with numbers (duh, obviously. He is a Clinton after all lol) and that on Thursday night Charlotte made him read a princess book with her lol and he gladly did lol. Now, I’m sorry but I don’t remember what was the next question. There weren’t a lot of questions but their answers were long and very thoughtful. So, the last question was about legacy. PS: when the moderator said “we only have time for one more question” everybody went “oh nooooooo” lol. So, Bill started by saying that legacy it’s about how you keep scores. Which it shapes how you build your legacy. Then he said, that life is about “get caught trying” because there are no permanent loses or wins. What matters is if you try. And then he said, “that is why I love and admire her more today than on November 8. Because she tried″ The audience went “awwwww” it was so sweet and she was beaming. So, then Hillary said she doesn’t think about legacy because there are so many things to do right now and so many things she’s focused on. Then out of nowhere she mentioned how this was their first event together, and she told us how important it was for her to see how many people came to see them and how many support them, and that they will both continue to be active. I was intrigued by her comment tbh… Because, I think Hilary being Hillary, she probably wasn’t sure how they would be received etc. And i gotta say, the audience was amazing. I gotta give a shout out to my fellow Texans right now cause they were great. For real. Everybody was excited.  We interacted with them, there were a lot of respect and admiration for both of them. Which I think Hillary felt it and that’s why she commented that. So, I think doing more events together might be a new option for them… Also the pavilion was packed. So, that was it. :) I probably have left some stuff out. I apologize. But the event was amazing, Bill and Hillary were amazing. Dallas was amazing. It was a perfect day. I hope we can find a video of the event simply because it was great. I hope this was the first of many events they will do together. I say this, not only because I am their fan but because it was a really good conversation. The way they think, how they compliment each other’s answers and how they play along with each other. I am really grateful to have gone & I wish you were all there with me. byeeeee I’m out

PSA: Art Repost is Bad

UPDATE: Just found out that I could/should contact Tumblr support about this and just did. Thank you for the information :)

So.

About a little over 2 weeks ago, I was notified by a friend regarding one of my SteveTony comic strip (original link) being reposted on Tumblr (art repost link) without any credits nor my permission.

Honestly, I was rather uncertain on how I should deal with this. Still am actually. Part of me finds it amusing cause I do not think my drawings are “worthy” of getting reposted. Nevertheless, it does not feel good to not be acknowledged/credited for your own art.

Personally, I try to refrain from calling out on anyone in general, especially in this case where the one who reposted the art was not malicious or rude but the lack of action and replies is grating on my nerves a little and I would just like to get this over and done with. Also, sometimes I add comments on some of my works and I feel that if you repost those without said comments, the work would lose its intended meaning. (I am not making sense now, am I? lol)

Anyway, I messaged the art reposter(?) more than 2 weeks ago, asking for her to delete said post as I do have an “official” Tumblr account and that she could just reblog my post instead of reposting the comic strip.

Last night (two weeks later), I finally received a reply from her. 

Right after this message, she included a link to my Tumblr in her post. However, I specifically asked for her to delete her post because as I have said, I have my own Tumblr account and there is no reason why she could not just reblog the original post instead.

I myself do not know any Spanish so I got a help from a friend to reply her in Spanish. Unfortunately, despite Tumblr indicating that she was still online in the following hours, I did not receive any further reply.

And that is the reason I am posting about this right now. I do not want to be fixated on dealing with this one issue when I have multiple stuffs that I need to focus on elsewhere. I do not wish for her to be receiving any hate on my behalf but I do hope that by making this public, she would show more consideration on artists and their works.

All I am asking is for her to delete her post and if she wishes to, reblog my original post instead.

DAY 3526

Jalsa, Mumbai                  Nov 19,  2017               Sun 11:48 PM





The little one glows in her dress for the day of her birthday .. shares her cake with her Daadi .. and is as demure in her poses, for the family photograph .. the pride of the family .. girls always are ..


And then there is the well wishers brigade at the gates of Jalsa on the Sunday .. 35 years each Sunday and still there .. I am so humbled and grateful for the love and care ..

As you stride out form the home to the site each Sunday there is thought and wonder as to what shall come about .. will they be there, what will they say , what would they want .. and then the gates appear and all seems so wondrous and uplifting ..

… and among the many there are the resembled too .. pretty accurate i dare say ..

Yet among all this .. the mind still remains in that wander lust .. provoking the being to contemplate and think .. of what may come tomorrow .. of the good and the bad .. of apprehensions and uncertainties .. 

Happens to us all .. when there is more, there is even more .. more reasons of concern .. so diminish and lessen the burdens of accumulation .. clean the ‘durbar’  .. get rid of all, that has been assembled and tucked away for posterity .. all of posterity may or may not value what is left behind for them .. yet all of posterity may argue that it will .. so we succumb .. and we leave most for them that give us the assurance of wanting to have in possession …

At times it becomes difficult with what to preserve and what to not .. preservation gives the desire to go back in time and place .. a place we have lived and experienced .. it may have now been overtaken by other lived .. and perhaps have lesser need or desire .. but it is when it is suddenly discovered does the memory of all that went by comes alive .. and that is the live that one wishes to go back to .. 

Funny .. it never made much then .. it makes much now ..

How and why .. ?!!

Good night ..


Amitabh Bachchan 

Over here being emotional thinking about how grateful I am about robrons first meeting those 3 years ago. If they wouldn’t have come in contact and became one of the most icon couples, I would have never met any of you. I know it’s an uphill battle somedays but I wouldn’t change it for the world because all that heartbreak, love, openness and fiery moments led me here. It led me to this family and I just fucking love you all so much! Thank you for accepting me and loving me for who I am. We all don’t agree sometimes and fight but what family doesn’t?? At the end of the day, I’m thankful for all of you and I don’t know what I would do without any of you! Happy 3 years!

hi hi! my dash has been kind of dead recently and i am looking for more people to follow! im also looking for more mutuals too, so please like/reblog if:

  • post mainly voltron content 
  • you are an anti
  • mainly ship klance
  • have a tagging system

also bonus if youre a lance stan :”)) 

thank you so much!! ♥ 

Jackson: I have nothing to wish for, because God already hears my prayers every night. I would just like to express how grateful I am to have this opportunity to look eternity straight in the face and leave my childhood innocence behind to embrace even deeper tragedies.

What the heck…..teen Jackson is actually almost cute…..I have to say, of all my spawn in this game, he’s come the closest to resembling both of his parents equally. 

He’s glad his father has finally found love. Or rather, a mutual relationship with a golddigger who’s willing to pretend that she loves him in order to get that $$$$$. Whatever works.

“no the dogs made it”

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this whole scene and everything with magnus’ death hit me real hard just,, having a happy ending like this healed my soul. i’m so happy for them. everything ended up good, and that means a lot.

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dear pretty little liars. it’s been a long ride but it’s been an amazing one. thank you to the cast and the crew that brought this show to life. it’s become a part of me and this journey has been a beautiful one. thank you for everything. (pretty little liars, 2010 - 2017).

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“If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I’ve just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!”

Dedicated to my loveliest Emery-san