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All right before you all jump on the “Diana is such a bitch!” train let me stop you. She is not bullying Akko. Just like in episode 5, she is merely pointing out her faults, which are things Akko would do well to recognize and fix, for her sake and for the sake of those around her. When Diana yells at Akko, Akko listens and takes what she says seriously. It might be the only way to make her listen to Diana, since Akko is so tunnel-visioned and sees her as her rival. And most importantly, the things Diana says only serve to motivate Akko.

A main reason these two are always clashing is because Diana comes from a family that is steeped in tradition and the traditional usages and practices of magic, while Akko has said multiple times she has no interest in “becoming like those old hags”. She wants a new, more modern magic.

As they are now, they cannot accept the other’s ideals/views of magic. I would really love to see them come together somehow to appreciate the other’s viewpoint, whether it would involve Chariot (and Diana’s secret love of her) or not.

But there is SO MUCH potential for them to overcome their differences and work together and to join the two types of magic together, and I really hope we get to see it.

anonymous asked:

how do i open my throat and keep it that way while singing? my voice teacher keeps telling me to work on it but she's not offering any advice :/

Ask your teacher!  I mean, I’ll tell you, but don’t be afraid to ask for more clarification, or for ways to make these broad directions happen.  You can’t just think, “open your throat.”  That won’t work.  It’s actually a pretty interesting process that your teacher should have taught you before just jumping to “keep your throat open.”  Remember, they’re working for you–you’re allowed to ask if you don’t understand something.

Raising your soft palate is going to be the big key here, because that will help lower the larynx and release tension in the throat. The foghorn exercise is a great way to practice this, because it really helps you deliberately execute relaxing those muscles, and feel the throat shift from a tight set of muscles to more of an open tube feeling.  As you can see, it’s not something innate–it takes practice to get used to, and more importantly, to make muscles memory!  

jaynefray  asked:

ATTACK NAMES! and Jaune says 'we've been through this' so like he had whole semester to work with his team so they remember that but they don't. Next we have v4 where during fight he CLOSES HIS EYES AND GRITS HIS TEETH WHILE RUBY IS ABOUT TO GET STUNG. I am frigging sorry, but I find it harder and harder to believe that this guy should be a hutsman much less a team leader2/3

and in before someone jumps in and says something about stress and being scared, and fine enough but he went to combat school, what did he expect? and this is where the writing comes in. dear writers, if you want me to believe someone belongs in certain place, show this to me. because so far Jaune was written in a way that makes me doubt if he should be a hunter. as to Ruby in v4 she never gets to ponder on anything. not Pyrrha, not PENNY WHO WAS HER BEST FRIEND AND IT WAS CLEAR SHE CARED nor the fact that her sister lost an arm, her headmaster gone missing, the life she knew lies in tatters, she just time-froze a grimm using magical powers. She never gets that, instead she becomes a shoulder to cry on for Jaune.

Heck even the opening she-the main protagonist, who was hinted to be special since ep1v1- stands on second plan behind Jaune, in a way that is common in shows for secondary characters like love interests, friends/teammates/mentors of protagonists. and ugh. I loved this show for RWBY and Ruby, but no. we have to focus on another straight underdog male character from every other movie/show/book.

The thing is that I liked Caleb at first. He was showing Ian how to date someone “normally” to take the time to get to know each other before jumping into bed together, to go on dates and have fun. He was good in the beginning, until the whole “it’s not cheating if it’s with a girl” BS. That whole storyline was disgusting. Not only the way Ian was written as biphobic, but then making Cam partake in the most painful heterosexual sex scene I’ve ever witnessed. I mean I know it was acting but damn it was an awful storyline. I just don’t know why they chose to go down that route just to make Ian have relationship dramas.

hamiltonyay  asked:

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hope this is okay :)

“Don’t hurt yourself.”

It’s the first day in the Richard Rodgers theater for the whole cast, all of them giddy with excitement. While it was the same stage they had at the Public this felt so much different, everyone counting down the days until they were able to bring this story to life for a whole new audience.

Anthony had been up on the top part of the stage with Thayne and a few of the other guys, laughing and joking around. Jasmine stands on the main stage and watches as Thayne hangs off before jumping down, Anthony laughing as he goes to follow suit.

“Don’t hurt yourself,” She calls, Anthony turning his attention to her as he holds himself from the top, pulling himself back up to sit on the edge.

“Baby, I’m not going to hurt myself. Look at me, I’m a pro at doing this,” He teases, Jasmine giggling as she rolls her eyes. Anthony returns to his conversations as Jasmine turns to have a conversation with the girls, everyone waiting for their meeting to begin before they had some vocal rehearsals in the theater for the first time as a full company.

The excitement of the day is taking over for everyone, Jasmine having her back facing Anthony and the group of boys talking louder than anyone. It feels like time stops when everyone hears a loud thud, Jasmine holding her breath before she turns around, Anthony sitting at the bottom of the steps, a sheepish smile on his face.

“I fell down the steps. I was fooling around with jumping off up top and climbing things, and I fell down the steps,” He laughs, Jasmine laughing as she walks over, watching the way Anthony looks at his arm.

“Just a scrape, I’m good!” He smiles, going to stand up as Jasmine holds her hand out, making him sit back down.

“Did you hit anything else? That was a loud crash,” She smiles, noticing how his arm is beginning to bleed. Anthony quickly shakes his head, noticing Lin and Chris behind Jasmine.

“I just hit my elbow really hard. It doesn’t hurt that bad, I just need to go clean this up,” He smiles, standing up again. This time Jasmine lets him go, Anthony making his way towards the backstage area.

“Don’t trip!” Lin calls, clearly teasing once he finds that Anthony is okay. Anthony just sends back the finger and continues walking into the stage management dressing room, letting them help him clean up and bandage his arm.

Anthony knows what he did was clumsy and a little bit funny, but as he walks back on stage to slip into the meeting unnoticed and then do vocal rehearsal, he hopes that things go a lot more smoothly than they had in just the few minutes since they had moved into their new home.

The hardest part about being a parent is having to wake up in the morning and be on right away. Like can’t I just lay in bed for an hour before having to jump up and answer 50 million questions about nothing?!

Petition to let them change the suit if they are disqualified before their jumps

Fis you destroyed his season-end (ALSO JOHANN 2 DAYS AGO)

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.