believe you're beautiful

Matt and Shiro's reunion

Shiro: Matt?? Matt is that you?! Oh my god!
Matt: wtf happened to your hair you look like a skunk
Shiro: It’s the stress and yOU KNOW IT
Matt: Yeah trying to get that eyeliner on point must be stressful
Shiro: *looks at the camera like he’s in the office*

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“Shit! Damn it! We save Ferelden, and they’re angry! We save Orlais, and they’re angry! We close the Breach twice, and my own hand wants to kill me! Could one thing in this fucking world just stay fixed?!”

I tell myself that I want to write about you, but I still don’t really know how to. You’re the person who makes me wonder every day whether or not this is what love feels like. You managed to care for all of these pieces of me, pieces of me that I told myself were worthless and unnatural and out of place, and you’ve done what all of the other loves haven’t been able to do yet. I’m not struggling to survive without you, but I know that I don’t want to live in a world where you aren’t there. I’m not leaning on you to be everything that keeps me standing, and yet I want to hold your hand for the rest of this journey. You don’t make me feel like I need someone to tell me I’m enough, but you encourage me to be the strongest version of myself every single day. I’m just someone else entirely because of you. And now I know that this thing, this maybe-love..This was never supposed to make me jittery and out of control. This was supposed to calm me down. And you did just that the day your smile brought my tornado of a world to a gentle spin.
—  @itsfangirlalex; Please don’t ever let me go.

daizydoe  asked:

What's the best advice you have for writers/ what inspires you to write?

Awwww. I’m not sure if I’m the best writer to give these pieces of advice. But, as my sister by heart entrusted me this question, I can’t disappoint, right? I’ll write about what works for me.


I think we can’t write without a base. So, find something that you want to talk about, that makes you happy. If it’s not your first language, don’t be afraid. I started learning English a little more than a year ago. In January of 2016. I’m so lucky and grateful that I only found gentle and supportive people here on Tumblr.

Looking right at you @zoesongs, @laure-demontety, @daizydoe. My first friends here. It would be unfair not to mention my sisters from Ivar’s heathen army. I will tag some of you, but we all know this army is huge, and always increasing. If I forget someone, don’t be upset. Please. @pokeasleepingsmaug, @whenimaunicorn, @mizzvengenz6661, @shesafreesoul, @underthenorthstar, @anniemar, @pagan-raider, @ivartheboneme, @ivartheheathen, @lottak, @devilrydaily, @rosepetaldream-blog, @thenorns-themoirai.


I was never bullied by my spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. And I can assure you all, that I have made, and still make, a lot of them. If someone is putting you down for your flaws, insecurities or mistakes, instead of helping you gently, stay away. It’s better to avoid toxic people.


I love researching almost as much as I love writing. So, when I feel like I’m running out of ideas, I start reading articles, searching for pictures and historical curiosities.


Reading - Reading books, fanfics and writing material of others might be a way to trigger your own ideas.


Watch something related to your theme. It’s another way to increase your creativity and overcome writer’s block. As I’m writing about Vikings, I usually rewatch my favorite episodes from the show, or the ones that the character I want to write about appears the most. Another movies with the theme help me as well.


Music - Some people prefer silence. But, I have a playlist that makes me think about my characters. Sometimes, a whole chapter can be inspired by one word or sentence.


And finally, write. If it’s not in your first language, and you are not sure about some words, write some of them in your own language, then search for the appropriate word later. I keep a notebook with notes and ideas for chapters, or I type them on my cell phone. If you have an idea, write it down as soon as possible, even if it’s not for your next chapter. You can fill the gaps later on. I have three chapters “in the future” of The Fox and The Maiden Fair.


I think that’s all. Anyone else has a piece of advice? Sisters?

I went to a salon yesterday and one of the ladies working their suggested bonding my hair as in straightening it and I told her I liked my hair the way it was. One of the stylists there was shocked and told me people don’t really like their own curly hair. I felt so sad because curly hair is beautiful too in my opinion and I hate the fact that most people who get their hair permanently straightened are bullied into it or told that their natural hair isn’t worth much or gives them less value. I mean it’s totally cool if you did it because you wanted to and not out of insecurity. But for those people who don’t feel beautiful because of their hair or are told that their hair is disgusting, I’m sorry you have to go through that. You deserve to know that you aren’t less than anyone for having curly hair.

You’re beautiful.
And I’m not just saying that because I think you need to hear it. You are. You’re magnificent. You don’t need people shoving the definition of “beauty” down your throat because you ARE that definition of beauty.
I hope one day you’ll believe me.
—  Society doesn’t define the word “beauty.” You do.