because-you-are-all-winners

here’s the thing about manipulative people: they will continue to manipulate you long after you’ve cut them from your life.

they’ll manipulate your words, your actions, your personality when they retell the story to themselves, to mutual friends, to people you don’t even know. and they will retell it, because in the retelling, they get to be the victim, and they can use it to manipulate even more people into feeding the need for attention and sympathy that rules their lives.

it can be maddening after the fact, to think about the control they still hold over the narrative, but you have to remember that you are not that narrative. they manipulate what you left in your wake because they no longer have you to manipulate. and you’ve come out the winner either way, because all they have to cling to is that narrative and its details, but you? you’re free of them for good and you are so much better for it.

“so I was bored & decided to go through my Dad’s phone camera roll. To my surprise/dismay, there were quite a few selfies but I found this picture of me & @daltonrapattoni at his house back in Texas. To think that tomorrow he’s going to perform for the finals of American Idol just confirms what I’ve known for a long time: this guy is one of a kind. seriously, who else that would sing Phantom of the Opera with an acoustic guitar & make It’s Gonna Be Me a love ballad?
Time and time again the judges & audience alike have praised him for "Daltonizing” songs, which he has done masterfully, but there’s so much more to that than creative song arrangements. “Daltonizing” a song is seeing someone who performs like it’ll be their last time on a stage & who sings lyrics like it’s their therapy. whether he wins or not, you all are the real winners because you got to witness the start of a very special artist. I have as much idea as you all do what he’s going to do next musically but I have no doubt it’s going to be epic.
Dalton, I honestly couldn’t be more proud of you. I can’t wait to watch you in the audience tomorrow & especially can’t wait for you to answer your phone again when all the Idol craziness dies down. here’s to more music, more laughs, as well as more of actually seeing you in LA because if you don’t move out here we have a problem. congratulations on everything 😃

Sincerely, Dalton’s Friend/Will"

calum’s the kind of boyfriend that would take you to an arcade on a date and then get really competitive, needing to destroying you in air hockey or get a better score in skeeball. by the end of the night you’d be feeling really bitter, because calum is a sore winner and he hasn’t let you win all night, until he turns in all his tickets for the largest stuffed animal they have, puts in your arms and kisses your forehead, and slings his arms around your shoulder as you  guys walk out, grinning from ear to ear, because he’s so damn proud of himself

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as the song approaches its ending,
my heart starts to crumble

~Seunghoon x Color Ring~

Honestly if we didn’t have you all we could just be another person amidst all of these people. But because we have you all, because you’ve made us WINNER and created this family for us, because of all of you we are able to be here in front of you and have you hear our voices and sing for you. Thank you so much.
—  Seungyoon’s message to Inner Circle @ WINNER Concert in Seoul (day 2)

Thank you so much to everyone entering my very first Tumblr Awards! I found so many beautiful blogs and wonderful, talented people - that alone was worth it all. Picking the winners was so hard, because you guys are all so great! And I am a very indecisive person, so it was even harder. But in the end I had to make the decisions anyway, so here we go now. :)

Best URL:

Winner: thesassywitchofthenortheast

Runners up: startswithhope, leiaswan

Best Theme:

Winner: courageclara

Runner up: oswinlefay

Best Gifs:

Winner: once-upon-a-captain-swan

Runners up: swanscaptn, the-rollyjoger

Best Edits/Fanart:

Winner: colinmorfan

Runner up: ligeiia

Best Fanfic Writer:

Winner: skypeopleandswans

Runners up: that-first-glance-feeling, imhookedonaswan

Best Captain Swan / OUAT:

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Runners up: wenchswan, emmasbeanies

Best Merlin:

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Runners up: cawlinmorgan, officialmerlinemrys

Best Doctor Who:

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Runners up: oswinism, isrorysqueen

Best Multifandom:

Winner: youvebeenfandomed

Runners up: marcuskaen, asstixls

Personal Favorite: 

foundmyhome

Rising Blogger:

killian-swan-or-emma-jones

You can check here what you’ve won. Feel free to make your requests whenever you like.

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willjaymusic: so I was bored & decided to go through my Dad’s phone camera roll. To my surprise/dismay, there were quite a few selfies but I found this picture of @daltonrapattoni & I at his house back in Texas. To think that tomorrow he’s going to perform for the finals of American Idol just confirms what I’ve known for a long time: this guy is one of a kind. seriously, who else that would sing Phantom of the Opera with an acoustic guitar & make It’s Gonna Be Me a love ballad?
Time and time again the judges & audience alike have praised him for “Daltonizing” songs, which he has done masterfully, but there’s so much more to that than creative song arrangements. “Daltonizing” a song is seeing someone who performs like it’ll be their last time on a stage & who sings lyrics like it’s their therapy. whether he wins or not, you all are the real winners because you got to witness the start of a very special artist. I have as much idea as you all do about what he’s going to do next musically but I have no doubt it’s going to be epic.
Dalton, I honestly couldn’t be more proud of you. I can’t wait to watch you in the audience tomorrow & especially can’t wait for you to answer your phone again when all the Idol craziness dies down. here’s to more music, more laughs, as well as more of actually seeing you in LA because if you don’t move out here we have a problem. congratulations on everything 😃

Sincerely, Dalton’s Friend/Will

(I realised that I wrote an S after award when I shouldn’t have but whatever!)

After going through almost 200 blogs I have finally chosen the winners for my tumblr awards! It was soo hard to choose, and I don’t want anyone to feel sad for not winning because honestly, you’re all winners in my eyes. So many amazing blogs! ♥

BELLAMY BLAKE AWARD - Best URL

JOHN MURPHY AWARD - Best icon

DEAN WINCHESTER AWARD - Best theme

OCTAVIA BLAKE AWARD - Best posts

EMMA SWAN AWARD - Best edits/gifs

COMMANDER LEXA AWARD - Best The 100

SAM WINCHESTER AWARD - Best supernatural

CLARKE GRIFFIN AWARD - Best Bellarke

KILLIAN JONES AWARD - Best Multifandom

MONTY GREEN AWARD - Nicest Blogger   

JEMMA SIMMONS AWARD - Best Overall 

DAISY “SKYE” JOHNSON AWARD - My Personal Favorite   


Congrats to you all! I will add you to my updates tab shortly :) 

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