and i am truly thankful for that

I would really appreciate from the bottom of my heart if you guys could help Taylor see this. I need to thank her for getting me through this.

Hi @taylorswift ! This is me, Jovana and this is my face. I just wanted to tell you something really important to me. Something you helped with. I really did not want to post about this as its personal. But I realised I needed to thank the person who impacted this life experience of mine. How could I not let you know and thank you, even if I have to put it on the internet.

Almost a year ago now, I was in a bad boat accident at the Gold Coast in Australia. The boat engine exploded and I got severe second and third degree burns all over my body. Thankfully, we got help, but it took over an hour for the ambulance to arrive. While I was sitting in the rescue boat waiting for emergency services and screaming in pain, the lady helping us told me to focus on something that makes me happy. I immediately started repeating the lyrics to your songs in my head. Over and over again. I couldn’t even remember my parents phone numbers in that emergency when asked but I somehow knew every single word of your songs. They helped me Taylor. They took my mind to a calmer place. It distracted me from the pain.

Fast forward to finally being transported to the hospital, the pain and burns worsened. I was in there for an endless two weeks. It is the kind of pain I would not wish on anyone. Ever. Through all the treatments and physio therapy, my headphones with your music playing went with me everywhere and through everything. Every time I closed my eyes the boat explosion would replay in my mind. But listening to your music eased that, it took it away. It helped me stay calm. So thank you.

Fast forward even more to being discharged.. my life has never really been the same. The accident made me really jumpy, and on edge. Every time I hear a loud noise I flinch, or something triggers the memory. Your music helped me overcome this slowly too. While it still occurs, your music is like my safety blanket. It brought me peace and hope. Every time I see my scars on my legs and become overwhelmed, I put your music on. And focus on what you taught me: to not be ashamed of who I am now. And to be proud of how far Ive come.

Then you started the Reputation era and its like I got a fresh start. I don’t remember the last time I was this happy. I don’t remember the last time I smiled this big. So thank you thank you thank you for making music that has helped me overcome the toughest year of my life.

Although you don’t even know it, you and your music helped me in my greatest time of need. And I truly hope I can thank you in person one day for that.

Here’s a little before and after of me since the accident:

See that big smile? That’s cause of you Taylor. Thank you. Love you forever @taylorswift

[Translation] QLAP November 2017: Ryosuke Yamada x Fumihiko Sori Interview (Fullmetal Alchemist)

We welcome our newest member in the blog @iohourtime​ (CeliaSee on twitter) for her first translation in this blog! Special thanks to weibo草莓要配白巧克力 for the clear scans of the magazine and instagram user aya.ry5912 for the Yamada x Sori images. Enjoy this translation!  

A Superb Work of Entertainment That Can be Sent Out to the World

— Since last summer’s filming and more than 1 year of post production, the movie “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” is finally completed. First of all, please tell us your impression of the completed work.

Yamada: Although I am saying this about a movie I am in, I saw a truly wonderful work. I had a similar feeling when I saw “Harry Potter” for the first time. I think that a superb work of entertainment had been made; one that should not just stay in Japan but should be sent out to the world.

Sori: My heart was full of [emotions] when it was finished. There was CG after shooting, and the production was very hard…. It was finally completed! Also, I think I have no words to describe [my feelings].

— Which scene left the most impression on you?

Yamada: I was struck by the scene where my character, Ed, was fighting with his brother Al.

— It was the scene where the guilt-ridden Ed clashed with Al, who became a suit of armor due to a tragic incident in the past.

Yamada: Yes. Actually, while we were shooting, I did not expect that to be such a good scene. Al was full CG, so I could not visualize on set how it would eventually look; [during filming,] it was the scene with Tucker (Yo Oizumi), the researcher on chimera, that was the most gut wrenching and heart-rending for me. But once you add Al and the music… when everything converged in that scene, my heart was shaken.  The theme of the movie, “brotherly love”, was overflowing; it was an exceptionally good scene that touched my heart.

Sori: That scene should be written in the history of world film! I had a picture in mind during filming, so when I saw the finished product, I was also very impressed. Isn’t it strange for the film director to be touched by what he filmed himself? Although you can think of it as this, because Al was created by CG, he was not on set. So, as a director, I could watch the scene with fresh feelings. Well, I also did the CG myself though (laughs). Regardless, it was a nice scene that stuck to my heart.

Yamada: It took two days to shoot, and honestly, it was a seriously difficult scene [to film] (laughs), but the director had been battling with the CG production and editing it for about a year since then. While I still think I could have done more to make the film [even] better, the love the director poured into this film was immeasurable. Sori-san was good as a director, on the contrary, I cannot imagine anyone but Sori-san to make this live action adaptation possible.

Sori: Likewise, I don’t think anyone but Yamada-kun could play Ed. It was because of the actor Yamada Ryosuke that the project was able to start, and the live action adaptation became reality. Without Yamada-kun, this movie would not be made.

Yamada: Thank you very much! I am very happy to hear you say so. Since I am a fan of the manga, so of course I respect the original, but I did not just want to replicate the original faithfully. [Aside from that,] I also wanted to perform with care to convey the meaning of the work. I do not want to play [the role] by [consciously] erasing myself when building the character, rather, I would ruminate on the reasons why for which I was chosen for the role, I wanted [to show] that because I am Ryosuke Yamada I could play Ed.  So, I made it a goal to observe what was happening spontaneously on set and learn how to purposefully react to them.

Sori: Yamada is really a movie star. Even when we were together, I did not feel anything commonplace from him, his presence as an actor was not of an ordinary person. That was why he was playing Ed and he brought out the imagination in me and our staff. He himself did not think so, but because the extraordinary actor Ryosuke Yamada was there, we could make such a movie. I am very grateful for Yamada-kun.

Yamada: No, I’m so happy (looking at him). I also reconfirm that it was a lot of fun making this movie with Director Sori, I learned a lot of things….. The director’s shooting style is slightly sadistic (do-S), isn’t it?

Sori: Maybe so (laughs).

Yamada: Even if he had to cut the part where the actor was crying, the director absolutely did not waver. I think that is a very important thing in the project. When the director is steadfast, the actors and staff can keep up with ease. Director Sori did not waver in his vision of Ed, he held onto the core concept, and I think that the film was made because he held the role of a director.

The main character that makes you think “I want to follow [him]!”

— As I am talking to you, I feel that you two respect each other very much. How was this trust established?

Yamada: It was during the Italy location shoot, while we were in the car, the two of us bonded over conversations about the magnitude of our love for “Hagaren”. Anyway, our love was enormous!

— What did you talk about?

Yamada: I do not remember exactly, but the director told me, “Hagaren is a work I have always been interested in”, and then told me, “Only Yama-chan can play Ed”.   In response to that, I answered, “I won’t let anyone else except me to play Ed”.  Since I also love the original, at first, I had resisted playing the hero of my favorite manga, but I did not want anyone else to play it even more! It was a strong feeling. That was what the two of us talked about. It was short, but it was passionate!

Sori: It was passionate … (laughs). In that conversation, I felt Yamada-kun’s passion and masculinity. I knew of his acting but I did not know the real Yamada-kun.  Is he cool [and distant]? When I talked to him, the word “man” came to mind.

Yamada: I do not know if it is because of this face, but I tend to look cool [and distant]. But that was not the case… was it? (Laughs)

Sori: No, it wasn’t (laughs). I’d say he was full of humanity, so I felt that he would be able to express Ed, and I looked forward to him using his wonderful acting skills to compound the enjoyment of the movie. I sensed his youthful passion and my instincts told me that he would be okay with anything.

— So, is that why he [Director Sori] is do-S on set? (Laughs)

Yamada: Is that so?! (Laughs)

Sori: Maybe so (laughs). Since he would meet expectations perfectly. However, Yamada-kun was not someone who would do whatever I said without making a face. He would just do it while giving me a look of disdain (laughs).  He would say “Eh?!”, then the next moment, he just went for it. He was full of manliness, it was really cool.  So, it led me to think “should I have asked for more?”  

Yamada: Ahahahaha! I really tried not to show [my distaste] on my face.  It came out anyway (forced laugh).  But, [I could do it] because there was a relationship of trust with Director Sori.

Sori: Yeah. I like that feeling very much. There are not many actors who would give the director the stink eye.

Yamada: (Laughs) As I mentioned earlier, because Al was full CG, I was filming the scene where only the director had the complete picture in his head, so during the shoot, I felt that I had to work at a level beyond the director’s imagination! I was driven by not wanting to lose to the do-S demands… (laughs). Maybe because [our styles] matched well, we were able to complete the film.

Sori: I was most surprised by the opening fight scene. There was a cut that required him to dash 25m and then leap from a spot several meters high. It was so tall that my feet trembled as I stood there, but Yamada-kun did not even rehearse and just leaped. And he did it in one take. What kind of person is he?! The staff was also stunned. Yamada-kun said that he followed me, but I think it was the opposite. Yamada-kun’s performance drove what happened on set. He was a lead who made me think “I want to follow this person!”

Yamada: I’m really glad to hear that. Actually, there was a time when I asked myself, “What is the meaning of being the lead?” At that time, I was watching the movie “The Great Gatsby” and I suddenly realized, “ah, the lead actor should be like this”. Although Leonardo DiCaprio was the lead, he did not appear until 20 minutes into the first half [of the film]. When he did appear, the first words he said were, “I’m Gatsby”. Even though that was all he said, I thought “ah, he is the star”.

— It was an overwhelming presence.

Yamada: That’s right. Perhaps until now, I had not been able to do it, but I wonder if I could do it this time.  Even though there are some areas where I lack confidence as the lead, I have confidence in this film.  I would like everyone to see it soon!!


Message from Sori (to Ryosuke Yamada)

Your intuition is very sharp, there is nothing more I could say to Yamada-kun, whose performance is more than I could ask for.  I am not the type who make few requests of the actors, but I didn’t even have to ask and you completed [the task] perfectly in 1 try.  I would like to talk with Yamada-kun about doing the sequel if the film is well-received by the audience. There are lots of scenes that I want to include! I am expecting that desire!


Bonus Corner: Do-It-Yamada-Self

Shoes:
I like crafts such as making snow globes (domes), but recently, I did not make anything.  Right now, I am interested in shoes.  Picking the material, the colours, etc and then get it custom made, then I will have [a pair of shoes] that is my own design.  Perhaps boots that can be used in the fall / winter season.

Stewed hamburger:
I still cook as usual. What I would like to attempt is stewed hamburger.  I have made ordinary hamburgers before, but I have never tried to make a stew.  Stewing is easier than grilling, so I look forward to making it in winter.


Translated by @iohourtime

Mom

You said you were gonna kick me out on my upcoming birthday, I’m glad to be so close to get out of your house but at the same time, it’s a scary thought to be out in my own. You don’t care anymore you called me worthless and now I truly feel utterly worthless.. so thank you mom for making me the depressed, suicidal, and anxious person I am today.

If I were normal I would sign out “love caneron” but now I’m filled with hatred towards you so..

Fuck you


-C

I’m literally sitting on my bathroom floor ugly crying right now I’m so grateful.
My dad said it best, you’ve shaped me into who I am today and I hope one day I can thank you for that in person. You’ve truly changed my life @taylorswift. I love you so much

anonymous asked:

LOL, you should read Sherri's post on the HB article. She says shippers gave THEM (TPTB? Sam's PR?) the script and that's why "he" said something in a reputable magazine. Oh and Jess ranted about this as well.

Thanks for the heads up anon. 

I am feeling a bit savage today…

What I really want to know is if they truly believe what they are posting on their blogs, or if they just like the feeling they get from their followers hanging on their every word??? 

“Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive”

Originally posted by vladmia

dalalaeda  asked:

Hi~ I don't follow you and you don't know me but I found your blog through an ask you answered about the 'Norse being inherently violent' and truly thank you for your response. I'm not pagan myself but I am Icelandic and seeing that response just made me so happy. I hate when people basically insult my ancestry by claiming the Norse were only violent when there's so much evidence against it if people cared to look beneath the surface. Again, thank you so much for that reply.

Awe, it’s no problem. Thank you for taking the time to come in and say something about it. I appreciate it. 💛

anonymous asked:

hi thank u for providing us joji content and memes u are one of the reasons why the joji/ff fandom is thriving and pls tell your friends (beth, sketch and mary) that i love their art so much, it is truly inspiring Y'ALL IN GENERAL ARE TOO GREAT. i can't interact with u guys bc pFT who am i anyway i'm only from stan twitter

ahhh no problem!! youre so sweet! <33

@joji-beats @mtvfilthyfrank and @captainmaxi00 look!!! 

anonymous asked:

Prompt: Annie learns to rely to others after spraining her ankle and has to be carried by Mikasa through the forest by 3dmg. She's terrified of being in a situation where someone has her life in their hands and could just drop her to her death but Mikasa reassures her that she's holding her and she'll be safe.

jesus. this took forever and i truly am sorry for that. it’s a long one. hope you enjoy!

The rain hit Annie’s shoulders like pelts of pebbles, drenching her hoodie and matting her hair as she moved through the forest swiftly. She could begin to feel her grip on her maneuvering gear slacken, the water loosening her hold as beads of water slid down her palms. Still she fought to cling on tightly, refusing to let the weather get in her way of beating Mikasa to the finish line.

Keep reading

Am I really posting a video of me singing and playing the guitar? Well, the answer is yes. I’m so nervous lmao I’m not a good singer, it is not my thing i know, but it’s what i love to do. It’s not about being a good or a bad singer, it’s about doing the things that make you happy and here i am being truly happy. @taylorswift I learned a lot of things thanks to you and this is one of them, “it’s not about being cool, it’s about being happy”.
Sooo here is my little cover-mashup of gorgeous & lwymmd, i say ‘are you ready for it’ at the beginning bc I’m so extra lol.

anonymous asked:

For long it is told, beneath the boughs of the Shroud, blooms a flower of gold, whose softness never bowed. And though a gentle soul, her thorns prick like steel, a strength the Gods extol, a maiden who will not kneel.

“I wish to hear such blessings slip from the lips of the Gods, for mine soul yearns for such benevolent speech to light those shadowed corners of mine thoughts. But, such is truly spoken, for I am one who wanders under such majesty and take in the beauty she hast bestowed upon all who dwell under her cool shadows. 

Though unbeknownst to me was that such tales were sent to the winds, as if I was made of legend. But soft of flesh, and warm of blood I stand, and what gentleness I harbor within is from a once, steely heart, finally becoming malleable from time and patience..”

sometimes i think about my life between 2012-2017 and oh god how much i’ve grown. i get panicky thinking about that, feeling that maybe i’ve never grown to be a good person in the end

and well, i’m on my way to true adulthood™ so in a way i’ve matured? but lol i hate that stage of my life because that’s where my anxiety problems hit in hardcore and never left. i also was an annoying kid who was literally offended by everything and refused to hang out with most people, instead fitting in a weird tumblr cliqué and it was HELLISH

but hey, not everything is bad - i got friends, that either arrived relatively late or that i’ve known for years. so, if we’re friends and you believe i’m a good person despite everything i… thank you dearly, even after showing myself as the melancholic bitch i am truly at heart :’(

anonymous asked:

Ray and Unknown!! I love both of you and I appreciate your work for the Paradise! I would love to help you with your flowers Ray and Unknown it would be a pleasure to get to know you more and about your hacking since I know how hard it is! Also Savior may these two sweet boys be our children as we stay together and love each other for what we truly are till infinity? I would love to help everyone be happy with you on my side!

Why thank you, sweet anon! I would appreciate your help! There are so many tedious chores around the garden, but they’re all worth it when you see how beautiful the flowers bloom for you out of appreciation!

I do appreciate when people understand that my job is quite challenging. They should also appreciate the fact that I am talented enough to finish my work and create free time, which I choose to spend here when I feel like it.

They like you already! It makes me so happy! Thank you for promising to love us… We will certainly return those feelings. Even when my sweet boy is being anything but…  

All I want to do is keep you smiling. 

I knew what true love would feel like. Or maybe sound like and look like. I’ve read about it in books all my life, I’ve watched it in movies. And I was expecting something just like what I read. And then last night you said something. It wasn’t anything like those books. It wasn’t romantic or poetic or anything. But those words were dripping with love, and those words were full of feelings, real, true, heartfelt feelings. And I fell for you all over again. I thought I know how to love, but you inspire me still. I can’t say I’ve fallen in love, but one thing is sure, I’ve found love in you. I’d read about men like you, and love like ours, but that was fiction. I didn’t know it can exist, or yes maybe I hoped it can, but I didn’t entirely believe in it. But yes it does. And all I can be is thankful to have no one, but you in my life. But it breaks my heart to know I am not yours to keep, neither are you mine to be. And all I wish is that you find someone you truly deserve and someone who’s worth you. Because you are the kind of person who’d love the f*ck outta her, and that is also what you deserve in return. I am grateful, that the universe let your soul stop by, even if it was just for a short while.
—  nidhibhasin 

I have such overwhelming respect and admiration for Colin O’Donoghue. Seriously. To see him repeatedly point out how the fandom has become such a safe space for people means so much. To see him be excited and optimistic about the coming season helps me stay in my own bubble of excitement. He is such a genuinely positive person and influence who, despite some of the crap he’s had to deal with from fandom, continues to encourage and support and be a bright spot in a world that can, often times, not be all that bright.

Thank you, Colin, for being the goodness the world really needs.

I don’t even know where to begin, if you had said to me last month I was going to meet Taylor Swift in October I would of called you crazy 😂 I just can’t believe this photo actually exists, I’m so grateful to have been invited to the secret session it was seriously the best night of my life and I will always cherish it 💛 I finally got to meet my idol, the person I have looked up to since 2008, she was exactly as I knew she would be, kind, humble, funny, generous, gorgeous and so much more 💖. She was so kind to me and instantly recognised me as soon as I walked through the door “Morgennnn I’m so glad you could make it” I will never forget those words, I never thought she actually knew who Is was but Taylor proved me wrong ☺️. She also told me she always associates me with the flower crown filter which I died when she told me as all my friends of hers call me “flower king” because of that 😂 I fell in love with her in 2008 and met her in 2017. Last month I was in a dark place, I had my first heartbreak I felt so lost and depressed for a long time but as soon as I received that message from Taylor Nation everything changed. Someone once told me that with every low comes a high and this is definitely that because I have never felt this happy in my life and will never stop thinking about it😊

Taylor thank you so much for inviting me into your home( which is beautiful btw) to hangout with you for a night and listen to Reputation early, which I am gonna say again is the best album you have created you have put your heart and soul into this album and just looked so happy when listening to it with us and just throughout the whole night, I’m just so happy for you ♥️ I cannot wait for everyone to hear Reputation and also can’t wait for you to win album of the year for the third time when the Grammys come around 😌 it’s gonna happen and I am so ready for it! And finally thank you so much for the friendships I have made from the Secret Sessions, I finally got to meet @ethereal-swiftness and @taylorsparklingswift who i had been friends with before the event, it was such a great surprise to see them and to freak out together throughout the whole night with 😄

Thank you so much again Taylor for everything. I love you so much Taylor it was truly enchanting to meet you, the memories of October 13 will stay with me forever, see you on tour!

Love from your Scottish Swiftie


Morgen 😘🌷🌺

omg so I just downloaded xkit, including the extension that lets you catch pokemon on your dash

AND THE PAYOFF IS ALREADY SURPASSING MY WILDEST DREAMS LOOK AT THIS 

“OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS NOT A SNITCH”