and its really grating on me

(pls excuse the graphic its trash just like me)

▲ ▼ MEGANS FIRST FOLLOW FOREVER ▲ ▼

well i just hit my next hundred and super close to my first thousand and i really wanted to do my first follow forever to show how grateful and appreciative i am for all the incredibly amazing blogs that i follow/follow me!

✾ bold: my extremely lovely mutuals idk what id do without any of you

✾ nonbold: non mutuals that ive probably never talked to but i enjoy your presence immensely on my dash (and i adore your blog)

I LOVE EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE YOU THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY TUMBLR EXPERIENCE, DASH, AND NOTIFICATONS SO WONDERFUL XOX

❀ a-d ❀

aaronswarnerr | alllydiaartistclarke | athosmilady bellamys-blakes| bellcrkes | bell-clarke | bellamyblakesrifle | belamlyblake | bellamly | bellsclarke | bellsgriffin | bellamyblako | bellamysblaek | belleark | badassblake | blakesgrffin | b-llarke | belarked | baileyeley | bellohmyblake | bellamyblakc | bellaarke | boyfriendhook | bellarkeiseverything | bellclxrke | captain—kittencerseis-lannisterclarkesbellmy | clarkescrown | clarkeneedsbellamyclarkeravenscommmanderblake | colinodonorgasmcrinkled-letters | clarkelicitydeputyhookdylanslilnugget 

❀ e-h ❀

elizajanemorley | emmaofmisthaven | everlarc | fairestcharming | feistybellarke | freckledbell | fourfinick | fyeahbellarke | fitzsimmmonsygriffinandblake | grifflake | gansye | gentlesleaze | heirondale | herodukes | hissaviour-herhome | hailbellamy | holybellamy | hookslovelyswanhoping-it-meant-more 

❀ i-k ❀

illgivethattoyou | i-know-how-you-kiss | inhislight | i-love-you-swan | imperialimpalajusdrenjusdaun | johnmuurphy | killianemmaa | kingsbellamy | killians-dimples | kiliansemma | killian-comeback2me | knightbellamy | killianslonghaul | killians-princess | kimidakewooooo | keepcalmwearetimeless 

❀ l-p ❀

ladygriffins | lincolncampbells | linctavias | lindseymorganz ​| lissmoakslovestruckswan | lthranduilion | lost-n-stereo | lumadreamland | lincolns-journal | mindyourhelm | noahfoshaw | obellamyblakeoktevia | octaviahblake | octaviableik | oftheskyepeopleoldmacmurphy | pctercapaldi

❀ q-t ❀

ravenwicks | ravenrxyes | ravenclow | reyesgriffinseaofshadows | sammy-heughan | skydelinquents | sleepylydiastydiafate | stydia-endgame | styleswans team-stydia | thearkandtheprincess | thepiratesavior​ | tobymcurtis | tommycallligan | tough-lass

❀ u-z ❀

underbellamy | waylandcarstairs | wellsjaha | youreallysoldit 

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Happy birthday King Kaneswaran!!!!!!!!!! You lit up our world with your beauty, charisma and voice. Everything about you radiates flawlessness, and that’s why you’re in our hearts (& we can’t get enough of you please). You’ve made us smile, you’ve made us laugh, you’ve made us cry, and you’ve made us strong. Thank you for being yourself, and happy birthday, you beautiful human being whom I’ll never stop loving. 

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ADVENT CALENDAR MEME (2013 EDITION): Day 23 - ameliacallaghan

howlercon character appreciation graphic series: eaddy mays as victoria argent

(linden ashby/the sheriff)

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✦ ✧THANK YOU MY EVER SO PRECIOUS ELLA-CHAN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GRAPHIC✧ ✦  (i may have cried just a little when she showed me this) 

3000 FOLLOWERS! i’m so grateful for all of the support and the wonderful people i have spoken to here and on twitter, the beautiful friends i have made, and to each and every follower i have, thank you sooo much!! you are all amazing and make me really happy! :D <3

a special thank you to two of my VERY special friends, belle and ella <33 you are both so amazing thank you for being so amazing honestly you are just so great. i mummy you both so much and you tease me back even more. i hope we can all meet up one day, i love you and wish you so much happiness <33

this is almost all of the people i follow! (hence why it’s SUUUPER long)  please let me know if i spelt your URL wrong, i apologize in advance for any mistakes i may have made! >.>;

bolded = friends and/or my favourite blogs

A-D

a-ominedaiki aishishio akaahshi akashis akhermans altairis aohimu aoichii asahiis asseylum-hime ayyatos babushkas bakaagami bakamura bakashiseijuro barakakodon bassamsenpai bertholdts bmsneko cagune canneki chizusu daikiaomines dailyhaikyuu daissuga dandere daughterofsatan dehkim dorktobio dotachi dressrosas duosmaxwell 

E-J

edwarddelrics emiika emperorakashii fallencrows fangasming fenedhiz formless-shadow fudayk fushimiz fuwwa fuyukoi gareeki garekis garekiz gasaisyuno ginnozah grimaquez haisesaski haiyse haizaki hakurens hanamiyah harukasenpais harukkas hatsuriin hawuka hazukiz heichos hharukas hhiyorin hiechuos hiramaruh hitsougaya hitsuyo hittokas hwuan hyoriki ikihiyoris ishacchi itsumou izayas izumou jaegersz jeankirschteiner judalz juhzou junnkos junpeihyuuga juuzzou jvuzou 

K-M

k-aneki k-isecchis kaageyama kaegune kagariis kageayama kagehina kaginata kahrasuno kakochii kamiyus kammishiro kammui kanariiya kanekikenma kanekikn kanekiz kanekkiis kanekko kaneneki kanneki karukocchi karutaa keep-calm-and-watch-anime keiko-chan kikuroh killuazolducks killucis killvua kinjow kirishimma kirisshima kiryuuiins kisacchii kiyaasarin kkishou koganegawaa kotaroz kotorii kougaami kozumek kunizuuka kurocchii kurogamis kurokocchi-tetsu kurokotitsuya kurokucchi kuroos kurootetsuroll kurumiz kuurikaras kuzuryus kyouyah lavihs lelouuch maatsuokaa maikohana mak0-chan makisshimaz makitozz mammura matsuokaplz matsuokav matzsuoka mawaruu mekae midforde midrima mihkorin mihuramiro miikorins miiniwa miiyui mikazei misurugi miyukeis miyukisass miyukkis mmakotoz mmasato mmatsuokah motarous mukoros 

N-S

nannase nannaseharu nanodayoh narumiyas narusu naruzumake ndragneel nezuming nijimurashuuzo nirthlingo nishiinoyas norgmi noyasahi nozomtojo ohayocelestia oikaaws oikawass oikawastouru oikawatouru okabes oumoii petraralls phantomhixe princessyachi ranoru rinmoustacheoka rinsmatsuoka rivaille rovaille ryouta-san ryoutakiise ryoutakises ryoutta ryouttas ryugazakey s-uga sakigamii samezukaz satsuyo seiijjuro seijouu seijuuros seikis semezukas sennenkoi setsukocchi sexuoh shinjih shizacchi shizuku-chan shuuzei shuzuya starkana starusu sugawaera suhgawara suuuuga suzuuyah suzuyahz suzuyas 

T-Z

t0moe taakao taikos takumiis tareui tateyamas tetsukun tetsukuroo tetsuyaskuroko thejacketslut thuglevi tinyoikawa tobiocchi tobiocchis tobiyo tohbio tomatepompom tooruo touhhka toujouh tsujiis tsukiyma tsukkey tsukki-s ttoujis ulquioras utadas volleycrows worldofglass xivyxx yamakenz yamazakisosukes yamazekis yamsama yatogamih yatoli yaygers yorekichan youkas yukkie-s yumirz yuukinos zeetsubou zetsueen zetsueen

So. Wow. I’ve hit 2000+ followers! That’s … crazy. More importantly though: I’ve been playing Sora for a year. An entire year! That’s even crazier, honestly. I’ve told this tale time and time again, but to have a muse last this long, especially when I only expected to have him for about a week, two weeks tops? It’s insane. I really thought I had lost him for good a few months ago, that my muse for Sora had just gone off and died. But he kept nagging me and nagging me and the need to hop back onto his account and play him was always there. So I guess now I know I just took a very, very long break, haha! 

And, honestly, what blows me away is how many of you stayed. I lost a good hundred or two so followers on my hiatus, which - understandable and expected! But holy cow! So many of you guys stayed. Even when wasn’t sure I’d ever come back. And that just humbles me so much, guys. I’m so grateful for all of you that stayed, and that you all welcomed me back here so warmly time and time again. You guys are, without a doubt, the best. The best kinds of followers, the best kinds of friends and the best kinds of people I could ever ask to have and to know. 

So, without further ado: the follow forever list!

MY ( FRIENDS ) ARE MY POWER!

The people who have been there for me through thick-and-thin. They’ve either been following me from the beginning of this account, or we talk and goof off together ic and ooc. People I consider very good friends.

keyblxde | knightsfool | destinedkey | reinsutomu | pluiechanson | trouillard | falsamilitis | chiavefioritura | sleepingfloods | persuadedbyboko | cedoxnulli | dominatrici | schneeun | drakedomitor | xptimist | primusgalli | ansxm | saipunzel | whiteflxwers | noingredient | catboy-jones | gentlebloomoflight | uley—omega | missmagnanimous | oplitis | mortiuum | theeverbloomingdarkness 

AND I’M THEIRS!

To those that I’m in mutual follow with and who I absolutely love seeing on my dashboard! We may not have interacted yet (or interacted much!), but this is a big hint that I would absolutely love to. And to those who I have interacted with here: We should roleplay again sometime! Soon. ;)

madkxng | blasteredged | ablackwing | albhedgreen | fracione | singlasses | rekuseusu | paladis | darknessyetlight | tweenxqueen | temporis-aeterni | diabolxs | heartfeltprotector | chosenbyfire | keptmyhairshort | relicuums | cosmothug | egbxrt | mercenaiire | scottiish | aiwxiwa | guardianofdawn | schxmer | aquafell | oathlceeper | kinginnuendo | iwasdiz | crowncriminal | wendybxrd | braskide | hairylittlethief | fromprophecy | besafeclementine | pertinaxus | ancientlily | furyofbahamut | kunshu | gavineer | nemuruomoi | camochampion | messerah | icescarred | grishildr | bnehlacc | fynneun | aeternaeflore | defenstrix | skypiratings | machiavxllian | mediguards | gamemakxr | adamantbull | wolfgotjokes | abrideoffire | regalice | mmamagician | forsakenvows | femaletitantype | violentii | purelightkairi | ninemelodies | restorationleader | venatorx | worldofthefool | electrovus | cantusdominus | pintsizedcarnivore | professor-goodwitch | embracing-light-and-dark | heartseekingfreedom | scarlet-knight | herpremiumheart | serxphic | nekosandkeyblades | bluewheatfields | whytheteaparty | uxversed | queenminniemouse | combodeck | disney-jedi-knight | vexenchillingworth | silentgoliath | axplosion | r-for-reload | teresa-nightingale | plottingyourdownfall | fiery-disposition | blankdawn | xaldinini | torewindtime | salvention | amplexusventus | wutairose | lionheartedlament | rainfellkeeper | paladis | kingdomheartsnyctophiliac | havfrxe | fragmentedconstellations | freeshooterxig | finalheavenlockhart | fatamoirai | guardianofdawn | xbowties | kempybowe | roseamilitis | lucemare | drunk-as-dicks | regaliis | tellthewolvesimhomex | affinityforsecrets | dormitaverunt | patronofyusnaan | keepsmeawake | avaliantqueen | worldofthefool | fistsofgolden | ginsekai | silverinthedark | herpremiumheart | meteorius | saix-in-the-moonlight

… AND THERE’S A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT! 

Unfortunately, I can’t fit all of the people that I follow into this last, but in case all you lovely people reading this are in need of even MORE people to follow, the full list is HERE.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE WONDERFUL 12 MONTHS! Here’s to 12 more!

So it looks like there’s no time for them to film s4 this year. Honestly I can’t see when they’d fit it in?? It kind of pisses me off a bit, because Sherlock is constantly pushed to the bottom of the pile these days. If there’s not enough time to film for Sherlock then maybe you’ve taken on too many projects?

Hey guys. As most of you know, I go to a very liberal women’s college that prides itself on educating and inspiring women to do more, go farther, and basically take over the world. I recently found out that a really lovely young lady from Afghanistan has been accepted here at Agnes Scott, but due to financial restraints, may not be able to come in the fall. But don’t despair! There’s an online fundraiser going on to help her achieve her dream. 

Nilab Nusrat is 18, and about 5 years ago, she was rescued from an Afghan prison where she was being kept because her mother was arrested (in Afghanistan, children are imprisoned with their parents) by Women for Afghan Women. Through the organization, she has been allowed to gain a high school education and been inspired to do more. And now you can help her with the next step in her journey.

Here on Tumblr, we like to empower women. And this is so much more than just simply helping a girl go to college. This is about helping a girl who has been raised in an environment that tells her she can’t be whatever she wants to be, helping her come to a place where her feminism, her dreams, her intelligence will be able to spread its wings and fly. This is bigger than you or me. This is about making the world a better place, particularly for women.

At the time of this post, she is halfway to her goal of $30,000. You can donate and learn more about Nilab Nusrat here

You can learn more about Agnes Scott College here, or just send me an ask; I’m about to be an alum!

If you can’t afford to give, which I totally understand, since so many of us on here are young broke teens and 20-somethings, please like and reblog; spread the word in whatever way you can!  

Also I suck at Japanese but when Mako and Haru are talking about how much Rin had done to the both of them, Makoto mentions the trip to Australia and after Makoto speaks, Haruka comes up with:

“But… I’m grateful to Rin (for what he did).”

And I’m here like dying cause the whole interview is hella cute but this killed me tenderly.

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REVOLUTION | Charlie & Miles

1.01 Vs. 2.22

Dear Followers,

Okay, so the anon I just got who said I hadn’t changed my icon for two years reminded me of the fact that some of you have been following me for two years. That’s mind-blowing to me! I can’t believe that so many of you have stuck around for so long! I’m really, truly honoured that you guys enjoy my blog (and hopefully me!) that much. Every day, I’m surprised that so many of you who follow me continue to follow me and that so many more new users choose to start following me as well! You’ve all been nothing but amazingly kind and friendly to me, and you make tumblr a fantastic place for me to want to spend my time. I hope you guys feel that way about me and my blog, for whatever reason, whether it’s because we share the same fandoms, have the same (AWESOME!) tastes in posts, or if you just enjoy reading my fics, gifs, meta, and/or ridiculous tags. I have been on tumblr for two years now, and I’m glad that I’ve gotten to know so many of you, because you’ve all been wonderful. 

So just in case I don’t say it enough, whether you’re a follower who’s stuck with me since the beginning or you just started following me this morning, whether we talk all the time or if you’ve never messaged me ever, whether you adore my blog or if you’re just too lazy to click the unfollow button: thank you. Thank you for being here, thank you for always being kind to me, and thank you for always making tumblr a happy place for me. You’re the greatest 25,553 followers in the world.

Thank you.

New Music Monday 

Living la dolce vita with FROOT 

by Brendon

Despite the album’s leak back in February, we here at Tuneage are excited to talk about Marina and the Diamond’s newest album, FROOT, which came out in its entirety today.

Deviating sharply from her previous album Electra Heart, Marina launches us into a new colorful world that’s both sweet and tart. In an interview with The Line of Best Fit, she said, 

“As soon as I’d finished the record and ‘Primadonna’ came out … I already knew what I wanted to do with my third record. I already knew it was going to be completely different. I was really grateful for the experiences and opportunities that Electra Heart gave me, but I will never do it again. It was very early on that I understood that.” 

FROOT gives us no danceclub beats or morally gray dramatis personae, but rather a fresh, grown-up view into Marina’s world. She teased us into this album with a FROOT of the month club, where she would present us with a new single every month starting back on October 10th 2014, coinciding with our leading lady’s birthday. The eponymous single “FROOT” throws back to some 60s disco beats, while at the same time evincing Marina’s struggle with love. 

Her lyrics, raw and abrasive, comingle pleasurable sex with the decay and fading of love: “Leave it too long I’ll go rot/ Like an apple you forgot.” Marina’s love for this special babe is just like harvested fruit, in that it will go to waste if he doesn’t reciprocate. She’s “plump and ripe, pinker than shepherd’s delight,” not only alluding to her seething with love, but also the sweet honey taste of sex and carnal desire. But still, Marina is “your deadly nightshade…your cherry tree” — two beautiful plants that conceal a deadly toxin. Even if you love Marina, she’ll end up destroying you. 

This flows nicely into her February FROOT of the month, “I’m a Ruin,” in which Marina explicates once again her hand in the ruin of love. She had mentioned earlier that half the album was about a relationship that needed to end, with the burden falling on her: “In pop music in general it’s always this spurned ex-lover type of thing, but this time it wasn’t that at all. It was more like the guilt that you have to deal with that comes from hurting someone else. It’s just as hard as being rejected or dumped.” 

She further states

“Yeah, because everyone has got to be the dumpers and the dumpees. Sometimes you’re one, and sometimes you’re the other, but you never really hear many songs about someone who has really hurt somebody else and the pain of not wanting to be with someone, but also not wanting to completely destroy them. It’s very hard.” 

The album is driven by not the pain of being dumped, but the pain and guilt that comes from the internal clash of these two utterly different wants. 

“I’m a Ruin” illustrates how Marina had led this guy on unintentionally due to her indecisiveness and inaction. She “knows [she] can’t have it all” (which mirrors back to her “I can’t help that I need it all” in “Primadonna”) and that the relationship has run its course, but she can’t bring herself to end things due to her immaturity: “I played with your heart/ And I could treat you better but I’m not that smart/ You still mean everything to me, to me/ But I wanna be free.” Regardless of who’s still emotionally invested with whom, the relationship needs to be ended. And although Marina might not have been smart enough to do it earlier, she is smart in understanding the inherent risks and pains of love. 

Perhaps one of Marina’s strongest songs, “Immortal,” encapsulates two of the driving forces behind our singer’s art: immortality in both love and music. Marina has always wanted to mean something in the music world, to leave her mark, and she juxtaposes this desire with the desire for a memorable and immortal love. The song’s music video makes use of vintage home video clips that symbolize art as eternal; the fact that most of the clips depict couples dancing only underscores the melancholic lyrics of love as eternal as well. For Marina, memories are the only things that will endure the earth ending in fire. 

The album is all over the place rhythmically: “Blue” is fun and upbeat but bitter and like barbed-wire in its lyrics, “Solitaire” has a slow melancholy that evokes a visceral response, and “Savages” underscores Marina’s questions of human nature and the acts people are willing to commit. This fusion of sounds not only renders a more intimate portrait of our favorite Welsh singer’s internal workings, but also keeps the album from growing stale.

There you have it, y’all. Marina’s new album is fun, whimsical, inward, tart, and mature, all wrapped up in a colorful and aurally delicious FROOT basket. Admittedly, this might not be everyone’s favorite album. If you were introduced to Marina with Electra Heart, it might take some getting used to: it IS extremely different, but where our singer leaves out our beloved fast-paced dance songs (”Radioactive” or “How to be a Heartbreaker”), she more than makes up for it with the layering and subtle artistry. I have a feeling FROOT will get better as you listen to it more and more.

While earlier albums were pop and pink and powerful, Marina has at last found her voice and puts it to profound use in her exploration of deeper, more introspective aspects of her identity and self. She fights against herself in finding both happiness and love, and she is fully aware of the pain one faces in the quest for these two things. 

You can order Marina’s FROOT here: iTunes || Amazon