build & destroy

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith

Just re-watched 3x01 and I just don’t understand. We have the scene where Damon screams at Elena, telling her to stop looking for Stefan, stop hoping he’ll come back, etc etc, and we see her tear up and touch the necklace. Then later on, there’s that beautiful phone call scene between Stefan and Elena.

What I don’t understand is how we are meant to believe that this is the same night where Elena fell in love with Damon. There is absolutely nothing to suggest it. Nothing at all. She was furious with him in that episode when she found out that he had been tracking Stefan without her. #plotholes

Go ahead and continue to re-write Stelena, Julie. Make them out to be platonic, destroy their epic love, pretend it never existed. Your earlier seasons and earlier writing will always suggest otherwise. You will never be able to re-write their love story, not in my eyes, and hopefully not in any true fan of the show’s eyes either.

The truth is, actually, words do inspire. Words do help people get involved … Don’t discount that power. Because when the American people are determined that something is going to happen, then it happens.
— 

Barack Obama

Words and thoughts both have power. The power to build and the power to destroy.
From a 2008 debate with Hillary Clinton

Twenty Questions for Mun or Muse

1. What’s your favourite colour?
2. What does your bedroom look like?
3. If a song played every time you walked in the room, what would it be?
4. What type of weather are you most like and why?
5. Run, hide, or fight?
6. What is your zodiac sign?
7. What should your zodiac sign be?
8. Arizona, California, New York, or Iowa?
9. What is your favourite painting?
10. Favourite sculpture?
11. Favourite band?
12. Create, build on, or destroy?
13. Used books or new?
14. Do you have any tattoos? What are they?
15. Favourite book quote?
16. Why do you think you exist?
17. Describe a physical representation of your mind.
18. Rotten, spoiled, or stale?
19. Mint, cinnamon or bubblegum?
20. Why is your name your name? Are there any stories on how you got it (make one up or something I guess)?

He was the dark lord,
Who stole away the bride of spring
Of summer
Of warmth
And infused starlight into her veins
And coated her in galaxies.
He was the dreamer,
The wisher,
Reaching his hands out for something that could not belong to him,
She was his salvation-
And he would destroy worlds for her.
He would lay his kingdom at her feet,
Drop to his knees where the stars and mountains lingered,
And offer himself up to her-
Unworthy, death incarnate-
He’d pluck every star from the sky,
Break down every wall,
To tell her that he could hardly breathe when she moved
And he would rather die than be without her.
He spent all his time dreaming, dreaming, dreaming,
That when she told him that she loved him, all he could say was,
I am unworthy but I will build and break and destroy and create for you.
For you, I kneel.
For you, anything.
Everything.
Always.
—  Rhysand. (via @brizzlewritesthings)
6

this ship sure has hell ain’t the destiny’s bounty, but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna treat it like it is!

This is actually an Elves lego set that my sister didn’t want anymore, and since she didn’t finish building it and lost the sail, i took matters into my own hands.

tagged by @purplemonkeysexgod69

1. why do you have this blog?
i got tendonitis in both my hands from art and i had to take a break from my work long enough to heal. i wanted to try writing. i chose poetry.

2. What is the purpose of this blog?
poetry. and deleting poetry.

3. What is your opinion of therapy and poetry/writing as a therapeutic tool?
i think it can be very helpful. its brave work.

4. What kind of poetry do you like?
i like poetry that uses todays vernacular. i like innovation, word play, rhythm. i like humor. i like style mixing. i like words that feel delicious to say out loud. i like ideas, experiences, thoughts about life.

5. What do you think is the purpose of poetry?
to create to destroy to build to tear apart to create

6. What subject matter would you like to see covered by poetry?
anything, everything, nothing, and polliwogs. there is not enough polliwog poetry.

7. What is the purpose of Tumblr?
for me, its where i post all my poems. also, its friends. its reading. its interacting. it has meant more to me than i ever expected. ❤

i tag @broken-bell, @curioushumanist, @allnightsong, @abirdfulbox, @adamantseal

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council 

Paradoxically, in the Caribbean (as in many other ‘cultural disaster’ areas), the people educated in this system came to know more, even today, about English kings and queens than they do about our own national heroes, our own slave rebels, the people who helped to build and to destroy our society. We are more excited by their literary models, by the concept of, say, Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood than we are by Nanny of the Maroons, a name some of us didn’t even know until a few years ago. And in terms of what we write, our perceptual models, we are more conscious (in terms of sensibility) of the falling of snow, for instance—the models are all there for the falling of the snow—than of the force of the hurricanes which take place every year. In other words, we haven’t got the syllables, the syllabic intelligence, to describe the hurricane, which is our own experience, whereas we can describe the imported alien experience of the snowfall. It is that kind of situation that we are in.

Edward Kamau Braithwaite, Nation Language

“Strength must build up, not destroy.
It should outdo itself, not others who are weaker.
Used without responsibility, it causes nothing but harm and death.
I can lift the heaviest weights, but I can not take the responsibility off my shoulders.
Because the way we use our strength defines our fate.
What traces will I leave on my path into the future,
Do we really have to kill in order to live?
My true strength lies in not seeing weakness as weakness.
My strength needs no victims.
My strength is my compassion.”

- Patrik Baboumian

Armenian vegan strongman competitor, strength athlete and animal rights activist. Patrik Baboumian is one of the worlds strongest men and holds several world records.

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

- Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

anonymous asked:

AU where Tord is an orphan and doesn't know English and the gang adopts him and they teach him thE GOOD SHIT AND GIVE HIM LOVE AND AND-

And then when he gets older he builds a giant robot, destroys their home, and almost kills his dads.

:)

Crush

It’s ironic how we can feel crushed over rejection from a crush. Well, maybe that’s why they call it a crush. Nine times out of ten, we crush on people we barely even know. Our minds pick up the littlest details & unconsciously build them up to be better than what they probably are. We create a illusion primarily based off of potential; characteristics & emotions that do not exist, or at least not yet. Many times we crush on those who are way out of our league. The feeling isn’t reciprocated & we’re momentarily crushed; not because we’re genuinely heartbroken, but because our illusion is destroyed. *Tip: Do not become infatuated with potential! -{YR, Simply-Complx}

Okay I feel like I have to write this since you people are being ridiculous. You feel like it was all queer baiting? I felt like we were watching completely different episode. In the end we saw John and Sherlock build 221B from it destroyed state to back how it was. They created their home together and were taking care of Rosamund. Not in John’s flat… in 221B! These two were basically playing house together and you think it’s nothing. For all I know those two could already be a pair and you are all upset because there wasn’t kiss or confession.

and there is a season 5… sooooo…

THE FINAL PROBLEM - SOME THOUGHTS

I’m not gonna call the show garbage - I fell in love in this masterpiece in 2014, just during season 3 airing. I loved so many things: Ben and Martin themselves, as well as their acting, Mary’s cuteness, how they showed a mind palace, badass mrs. Hudson, CGI, MUSIC, violin, Mystrade, J O H N L O C K… I’m saying this - I DO NOT HATE THE SHOW.

I will never do

What I hate is the way they treated some Doyle’s stories (*cough* 3 Garridebs *cough*). I hate they way they treated their loyal fans. The way they ruined everything they build. The way they destroyed season 4.

The way they said “who you really are doesn’t matter”

I hope Martin and Ben and the rest of cast will get tons of love and compliments for their amazing acting - THEY DID SO WELL

And I hope Mofftiss will get some words from people who care about the show. About the characters.

You know what, Mofftiss?

It was NEVER about adventures

It was always about our Baker Street boys