beyond of life

I am weirdly sad about the death of Linkin Park’s frontman. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always tragic when someone takes their life, but I don’t own any Linkin Park albums, only some songs. Chester Bennington had a gift for capturing dark experiences and emotions and being honest about them, without glorifying them or portraying them as something good (as far as I can tell). He wasn’t afraid to sing about mistakes he made, things he wished he could take back, habits he wished he could break, unhealthy relationships, and his yearning to start fresh and find mercy for his human failings.

One of the beautiful things about writing is being able to put to words what others are feeling and experiencing, but often can’t express or explain clearly–either because of external reasons or internal. In a way, it’s giving those people a voice, and connecting with them on a higher level, beyond that of everyday life. This is one of reasons we love music lyrics–we sing them, write them down, memorize them, think about them, relate to them. Chester was not afraid to write lyrics and sing candidly about not only the difficulties he faced, but by extension, the difficulties that tens of thousands of people face, and often times, may be too ashamed, or feel too powerless, or judged or unloved to sing and voice themselves.

On more than one occasion, I have listened to a Linkin Park song and have thought that the band had perfectly captured a particular mindset, or feeling, or concept, or mood. It was like I could feel and understand what the speaker was singing, even if I hadn’t always felt or experienced that particular thing to that extent myself.


It’s tragic that someone who could connect so personally with so many people he never knew could be in so much pain that he eventually took his own life.

“When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest”

Hoping Chester has found the peace and forgiveness he spent his life looking for.  😔

B.A.P Reaction To... You Being Great With Kids

Yongguk
Finds it beyond adorable and charming that you love kids, it gives him hope to a future beyond the current idol life that he lives. Family has and will always been important to him…

Originally posted by bapsstar

Himchan
Surprising since you two never talk about it but sweet. It’s not something he’s looking into immediately testing but seeing you play with kids at label parties is undeniably cute.

Originally posted by amaydragon44

Daehyun
Seeing you with kids warms his heart, especially since his family is probably expanding. It would give him another reason to appreciate you, hold you extra close at night, or kiss you even more passionately when no one is looking…

Originally posted by forthekyung

YoungJae
Loves when he can see a nurturing side to you, it reminds him of his mother. And if anyone knows YoungJae, he loves his mom, which is exactly the qualities he would want in the future… And he will cherish you for it

Originally posted by ssonqs-archived

Jongup
Kids? Can we just watch anime and play videogames?

Originally posted by roses-for-jongup


Zelo
Not too worries as to whether you are good with kids but more so concerned as to whether you’re good with pups. His love for his dog is unlike any other’s and if Mochiii doesn’t like you… yikes.

Originally posted by mybabyoppa

Abuse throws us into a state of constant alertness, vigilantly prepared to dodge the next danger. This typically leads to chronic anxiety, sudden memories of abuse, emotional numbing, and even a foreshortened sense of future, in which people become so fixed on simply surviving that they lose the ability to imagine life beyond the present. One client felt certain, for example, that he wouldn’t see his 30th birthday. When living represents a constant threat, there’s no room for a five-year plan. The future becomes nebulous, even opaque, and when that happens, mapping out the next steps in life is like trying to walk through a brick wall.
—  Craig Malkin, Ph.D., “8 Long-Lasting Effects Of Narcissistic Parenting”
Life is like a video game

Some people go out and look for a challenge in life.



And some just like to take things easy.

Some like to think , plan ahead and create paths where none exist.


Some like to take every day as it comes.


Some like to fight.



Some seek the thrills.


And some would rather seek some company instead.


Some like to talk.


And some prefer the silence.


Some like to be in the spotlight.


While others prefer the shadows.


Some just want to party.


While for others the party has long ended.

We build.

And we destroy.


We cry.


And we laugh.


And sometimes we do both.


We get angry.


And we calm ourselves.


We make descisions we might regret.

We fight along eachothers sides.


And sometimes we take on the world all on our own.


We take care of others in good times and in bad.


Some will become parents.

And some will find a family in unexpected places


Some want to be part of a team.


And some would rather be alone.

Some like to play.


While some would rather watch.


Life is like a video game.

We all play the same game
But while some of us are just starting up their tutorials.

Others are already at the credits.

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I’ve worked a lot more with female directors than male directors. That’s kind of more what I know, actually!

-Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s directed by women filmography

Belle dir. Amma Asante - 2014
Beyond the Lights dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood - 2014
9 Kisses dir. Elaine Constantine - 2014
Jupiter Ascending dir. Lilly & Lana Wachowski - 2015
The Whole Truth dir. Courtney Hunt - 2015
After the Storm dir. Jessica Oyelowo - 2016
August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People dir. Ava DuVernay 2016
A Wrinkle in Time dir. Ava DuVernay - 2018
Fast Color dir. Julia Hart - 2018
Irreplacable You dir. Stephanie Laing - 2018
An Untamed State dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood 20??

every members in bts deserves to be loved, appreciated, and be showered with praises. no one should never ever got to leave behind in this amazing group that we all had the pleasure to stan.

Tsa my favorite anime #2

Aries: Code Breaker

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Taurus: Tokyo Ravens

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Gemini: Terror in Resonance

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Cancer: Gangsta.

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Leo: Vassalord

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Virgo: Kekkai Sensen

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Libra: Beyond the Boundary

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Scorpio: No.6

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Sagittarius: Nurarihyon no Mago

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Capricorn: Code Geass

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Aquarius: Ajin

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Pisces: No Game No Life

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Me Preparing for a Binge Watching Session of Anime

Me:

20~ minutes = 1 ep (without ads/op/ending)

20~ mins x 3 eps = 1 h

1 season = 12 eps/24 eps

20~ mins x 12eps = 240 mins = 4 h

240 mins x 2 = 480 mins = 8 h

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Okay, so like how when sheep/kids baaa at you and you baaa back and they all baaa again?? How would aliens react is if a human on their mission started making the creatures noise back at them until they all doing it.

Well…

The mission was fairly simple in Grutona’s mind: follow the tracks of certain creatures and use environmental clues to discern aspects of the creature’s lifestyle and needs. The group had been following the large, octagonal shaped prints of a swutonaton for the past several standard hours, and up to this point, they still hadn’t actually encountered the beast.

Good. Grutona was not keen on being eaten alive today, which would surely be the result of disturbing the beast. Protocol on the mission was to leave should contact be breached with any species that was not fully documented.

However, there was one member of the team that made Grutona worry. Maria seemed to take things like Protocol as more of a… guideline. Already today Maria had disregarded rules about eating wild tree fruit claiming “they have these on my planet, don’t worry!” Grutona did worry. Especially when Maria added: “Besides, they’re delicious.” Grutona knew what type of treefruit Maria was eating, and xhe was skeptical of the claim. These deadly fruits humans called “lemons” were HIGHLY acidic and sour. On xer home world, a fruit like that would be used by deadly criminals as a poison.

Needless to say, having a human on the crew had been an eye-opening, mind-boggling experience. Grutona was learning more about universal cultures on this mission than ever before, that was for certain.

It was a few more minutes of walking along the path, Grutona taking note of the way the plant life was smashed down to the side of the path of the tracks as if the swutonaton had stopped for a time and rested.

“Ah, so it appears swutonaton are a restful breed, and likely a predator species as evident by their choice location being one leaving them so vulnerable.” Kerip, another member of the team, said this clinically, xis eyes dilating further as his species was wont to do in order to get a magnified look at things. As he was examining he spoke to his partner, Bepin who recorded xis observations on a datapad.

There was a noise further down the trail, strangely like a yawn. Grutona looked over cautiously. Maria was gone. Grutona frowned and made toward the sound hoping it was just Maria doing some sort of human thing xhe was unfamiliar with and not the beast hiding in the plant life beyond planning an attack on the mission crew.

But when had luck ever been on Grutona’s side?

As xhe rounded the bend in the trail xhe was met with the horrifying sight. Xhe would have screamed if it were a characteristic of xer race. Instead, xhe stood there in shock.

Maria stood in front of the creature they were tracking all right. The only thing was, the team was entirely wrong about what they thought they were following here. They had assumed the animal was very large, at least nine or ten times the actual size of the creatures in front of them now. And creatures they were. There were at least fifteen of these creatures and they were all piled atop one another, drooling heavily, spiked tails and trunks laying anywhere. 

“I’d definitely call this a dog-pile.” Maria chuckled, completely unconcerned at the reality that basically everything they had assumed about these creatures was wrong. Maria turned to look at Grutona, eyes gleaming in mischief. “Guess we were wrong about the elephant-sized animal with forty pig-sized feet, huh?” Grutona said nothing, still reeling. They needed to leave, Protocol demanded it, and they needed to go soon before more of the creatures woke up as one was doing now.

“Hey, look! They’re starting to wake up! They’re so cute!” Maria took another step closer to them, making cooing noises as Grutona watched in horror as more of the swutonatons started to rouse. Footsteps behind xer alerted xer to the rest of the team arriving to the scene finally. 

There was a moment of stunned silence before an exasperated sound came from Bepin and Kerip started mumbling in astonishments about all the things they had wrongly ascertained. 

“We should leave,” a voice of reason finally called from the back of the group: Teriwald, the ranked officer from the ship who had been tasked with “protecting the scientists” on the expedition.

Grutona found xer voice again, finally. “You’re–”

There was a sudden, loud sound from the pile of creatures “Meeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrm.”

“Okay, that was the greatest thing I’ve ever heard,” Maria was watching the herd of swutonaton with complete adoration in her gaze. Grutona had been warned to be wary of humans when they assumed a look like this one. There was no telling what kind of things they might do next. 

Whatever Grutona had expected, it was not what Maria did next. Maybe xhe thought she would have started running in circles around the group or walk over and touch one, but xhe certainly did not predict that  Maria would raise her arms in imitation of a swutonaton trunk and repeat the noise back at them in perfect imitation. “Meeeeeeeerrrrrm!”

“What are you doing, we need to go!” Teriwald reminded in an increasingly demanding tone. 

“Calm down, Waldo, we’re fi–” Maria was cut off by several cries of the swutonaton calling back at her.

“Meeeeeerrrm!” 

“Oh, this is too good!” More of the swutonaton had stirred now, and they were climbing off of each other and standing in a herd before Maria who laughed and made the noise again. 

“Meeeerrrm!”

“MEEEEEEEEERRRRRM!!!” The entire herd of seventeen (Grutona had counted in xer moments of horror earlier) swutonaton were now calling back at Maria’s prompting. 

Nobody on the team said anything as they all watched in rapt attention Maria and the herd of swutonaton yell at each other for the next ten standard minutes. 

Humans, Grutona concluded, still half horrified, are weird.

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