and the preformers

First, with all of this, you have to realize something that music snobs fucking hate: One Direction and the Beatles are very similar. They both got their fame because of a massive, obsessive teenage girl fanbase. The One Direction following is just like Beatlemania. Both One Direction and The Beatles wrote their own music. (Yes, you read that right! Contrary to popular belief, One Direction wrote 52 of the songs on their 5 studio albums). One Direction also are musically gifted, with albums ranging from bubblegum pop, dance, pop-rock, with many rock and indie influences. If you actually sat and listened to an album all the way through (instead of thinking you’re better than them, like most people) you might come to find the massive range of music they have. Speaking of range, One Direction have incredible vocal ranges. (Key Word: Talent). Louis Tomlinson, who is frequently argued as the worst singer of One Direction has a vocal range of A2 -D5. Zayn Malik (having been on 4/5 One Direction’s studio albums) has a vocal range of 3 octaves. Liam Payne has a range of 3 octaves, 4 notes and a semi-tone. The vocal range of John Lennon and Paul McCartney have vocal ranges of C2-D5 and A1-C6, respectively. One Direction have broken several records that were previously held by The Beatles, the most recent being “Perfect” as 1D’s fifth top 10 debut on the Hot 100 beating the Beatles’ four. They were also the first group to ever have each of its first three albums debut at the top spot. (All five of there albums debuted #1 just an fyi). While One Direction may have not preformed over the span of a decade, they managed 4 world-wide tours, 3 being stadium tours and 5 studio albums in only 5 years.

You can think about what you want about better music; that aspect is up to the listener. One cannot argue some music is better than others because all music is inherently different. There is music for all walks of life, for any mood and for any time. Music can cross time periods, borders and bring millions of people together. What you cannot argue is that One Direction have not worked hard for what they have, that they are untalented and that they do not deserve what they have rightfully earned. If you do think this you’re the one that is delusional.

Plus, no member of 1D has ever beat a woman, so no matter how good their music is, it’s never going to make the members good people.

—  @fondinglovers destroying a Beatles fan over Facebook

In some parts of the world it’s a thing to deny people knowledge and protection because of the completely inaccurate idea that if people don’t know anything about sex, they won’t be having it.

Every study and every statistic shows that access to contraception and sex education lowers both teen pregnancy and abortion. The very thing self appointed morality watchers claim to want to prevent. 

Not to mention those benefits that are harder to quantify: Young people being more aware of boundaries and consent. As well as them having control over their own bodies and their reproductive choices. Which in the long run make them happier, healthier adults. 

It’s a disgrace to advocate for young people being denied information about their own bodies. It’s cruel to deny them that knowledge and then also deny them the tools to protect themselves. 

anonymous asked:

i think what also sucks about daisy is she is Allowed to still "be a learning actor" who "doesn't have experience and is still perfecting her craft" whereas john ( and oscar sometimes ) have to not only have raw natural talent but Loads of work and experience in their acting before being considered for the roles they got ...

i couldnt have said it better myself. 

anonymous asked:

Honestly if we ever got a live show of Joji preforming Thom but Ariana Grande is there singing her parts. I think no words could express the pain and happiness as they both kill me.

That sounds cool, but what do you mean by “her parts”? Am I just really dumb? Is she sampled on that track?

To the Malachite twins. Were you both huntresses? What is your actual job at Junior's club? Also, what kind of men would pick your fancy? Hope you are both safe after the fall. (Sent by anon)
  • Melanie, with a snarl: Hmph. As if we'd ever bother wasting our time being huntresses.
  • Miltia, calmly: We dance. Preform the occasional "bouncer" activity if Junior's men can't handle it.
  • Melanie, baring teeth: And they rarely can.
  • Miltia, nods, giving off an uncaring shrug: It doesn't bother me sister.
  • Melanie, rolling her eyes, calling over for a drink: And as for our type of men? As if you deserve that answer.
  • Miltia, with a sigh: Tastes for champagne while we're surrounded by nothing more than a poor man's beer.
  • Melanie, snatching her drink from a waiter, barking at him to buzz off: Hmmm...a shame. And as for the fall of Beacon? Hasn't bothered us any. If anything it's been good for business.
  • Miltia, staring out to the large crowd below them: Mmm, seems countless people have come to either aid the reconstruction, or loot whatever they can. Regardless of their reason, they all need a drink.
  • Melanie, with a grin: And here's the best place for 'em.
  • Psychic: *reads my mind*
  • Me: Veronica! OpEn ThE- OpEn ThE dOoR pLeAsE! vErOnIcA, oPeN tHe DoOr-WhY dO yOu WrItE lIkE yOu'Re RuNnInG oUt Of TiMe-oMiGoD oH mY gOd YoU gUyS lOoKs LiKe ElLe'S gOnNa WiN tHe PrIzE-pOpUlAr YoU'Re GoNnA bE pOpUlAr I'lL tEaCh YoU tHe PrOpEr PoIsE-lEt yOuR FrEaK FlAg WaVe LeT yOuR fReAk FlAg FlY-GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE-wHat TiMe iS iT? sUmMeR tImE-SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS-i'M fLyInG FLYING FLYING FLYING-wHeN tHe WoRlD hAs ScReWeD yOu AnD cRuShEd YoU iN iTs FiSt-tHe PhAnToM oF tHe OPERAAAA-BIGGEST PLAIN FOOL IN THE JUNGLE OF NOOL-GREASE LIGHTNING-lItTlE sHoP lItTlE ShOp Of HorRor-ANYTHING GOES!! *endless loop*
  • Psychic: WTF
The Signs // Anime Archetypes

Not sure if this has been done before or not, but I wanted to take a crack at it with my otaku ass. Enjoy!

Aries: Tsundere ツンデレ (tough on the outside, soft on the inside)

Originally posted by mitachibana

Taurus: Ojou お嬢 (sophisticated & refined type)

Gemini: Loli ロリ (cute & young at heart)

Originally posted by nyanpasuminasan

Cancer: Moe 萌え (good-hearted & full of faith)

Leo: Aidoru アイドル (vibrant, loves to preform)

Virgo: Nadeshiko 撫子 (polite, wise & organized)

Libra: Mahou Shoujo 魔法 少女 (magical girl, fights for justice)

Originally posted by sairenji

Scorpio: Yandere ヤンデレ (obsessive over loved ones, sweet until hurt)

Sagittarius: Genki 元気  (optimistic & energetic)

Capricorn: Kuudere クーデレ (logical, expresses opinions freely; appears aloof)

Aquarius: Chikyūgai ちきゅうがい (alien from a distant land, unique perspectives)

Pisces: Miko 巫女 (shrine maiden, can communicate with spirits; peaceful)

On the topic of betta fish:

Hi, I live in Thailand (once called “Siam”).

It seems like there is a big, popular understanding about where you’ll find wild “Siamese fighting fish” aka “betta fish” in Thailand.

Apparently, the common North American (and European?) idea is that you’ll find beta fish in places like this:

I can understand this misconception, especially if you’ve never experienced what our monsoon seasons are like, nor have ever seen a rice field before… among many other things.
The fact is, you’ll never see betta fish in such tiny bodies of water. I have seen tadpoles in small puddles like these… and, in shallow gutters/”khlongs”, I have even found little guppies and fresh water crabs. But try as I might (and I have really tried), I have not once found a single betta fish in these kinds of environments.

Betta fish naturally occur in these kinds of environments:

Yes, the water can be shallow (knee-deep), but the territory is often wide, vast, and dense with soft, vertical growing foliage. The water is not stagnant like in a puddle, nor is it barren with wide open space. In this environment, a wild betta fish has many hiding opportunities.

I can only assume that betta fish do not naturally occur in small puddles (be it in the jungle or otherwise), or within Khlongs/gutters–because it is not an optimal environment for them and they cannot survive it. 
Please note that I do not, nor have ever raised betta fish. I have only looked to admire them in the wild and these are my observations. 


As someone who raises a variety of wild/’exotic’ animals, I have found it critical to the animals health and behavior–to recreate their natural environment as closely as possible, while omitting natural dangers from the set-up. 
Doing so will allow your animal to exhibit its full range of natural behaviors, and exist optimally. For you, this means being able to watch your animal preform behaviors and show off colors you might never have had the chance to see, otherwise.
I my opinion, this is much more rewarding than spending time, energy, and emotions into trying to defend a tiny, barren, and stagnant fishbowl set up.