but enough with the negative

Honestly ive been thinking and daniel has to deal with joshua and honestly that makes him so…powerful… joshua is so fucking weird like… how does he put up with it…How does he deal with asking joshua a basic question and getting a weird cryptic bible quote…does he do a power move and quote right back at him…does he just scream internally…

If you feel like you’re not strong enough, call on earth

If you feel cold, call on fire

If you feel negativity, call on water

If you feel you cannot grasp your future or talent, call on air

If you feel you aren’t connected to yourself, call on spirit

It is okay if you have to call on all five. You can do this.

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I remember being teased relentlessly throughout my childhood and my teenage life where people would say that because of my skin I’ll never be beautiful enough, they would even recommend skin bleaching products. So as a child I quickly realised that as a dark skinned girl I was not considered beautiful enough… At that time I didn’t know that it was the negativity from the people around me that was causing me to hate my skin and myself for that matter. I remember a time during school photos where a girl shouted “she’s too dark! You won’t see anything on her ID but her teeth!”, of course everyone laughed it out… And so did I…. Because I didn’t want to make it seem like I was offended… Their feelings felt more important than mine… After all growing up I was always reminded of how unlikely I was of ever being beautiful or finding someone that found my darkness beautiful…..
As a 19 year old today I sit here and say “I never gave in to skin bleaching”, “I was constantly reminded of how ugly I was but that only made me love myself even more….. I began considering myself as someone different, someone beautiful and out of the ordinary.”
Your skin no matter how dark it is that when you smile you can only see the glow of your teeth is worthy of love, your skin is that of a goddess and you should never feel anything about your skin but self love. I write this to all of the people that have gone through similar and worse, you don’t need to learn to Love your skin, the love is already there… You just gotta unleash it.

I would like to hear some stories of yours if you’ve ever gone through the same thing…. Message me on Instagram.
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Alright so, let me get this straight. The fandom as a whole has been complaining since season one that we don’t have any filler episodes. Episodes where they get to have fun and relax and even do a bit of character development. But then the majority of season four is considered filler episodes (the scene with Kaltenecker. A lot of the coalition show episode, etc) but yet you guys still go and complain? 

Season four was short, it was six episodes, there wasn’t much they could do to begin with but you know what? They did a lot for a “filler” season. They brought in a major new character (Matt Holt). They gave us a major plot twist with Lotor and his generals. They gave us Allura learning to use her magic a bit more. They gave us a scene with Haggar showing her true form. They created a major alliance. They gave Keith a new motive, major development and all while keeping him in the back. They gave us a lot in this season and you guys are really still going to sit there and complain? 

I’ve seen people say that the writers have no idea what they’re doing. I’ve seen people say that the writers are ruining the show. I’ve seen somebody have the audacity to say that the show has been queerbaiting klance just because they didn’t even interact this season. And so many more complaints. Like, why are you guys wasting so much energy on being so negative about a season that was fun, entertaining and still moved the plot forward? Sure it left us with a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of new questions but so what? They still have a long way to go, and if you’re honestly going to sit there and complain season after season then do yourselves a favor and just leave the fandom and forget the show. Seriously. If you’re that upset about a show then move on from it. 

Because guess what? The show writers know exactly what they’re doing. They know exactly where they’re going and what information they’re giving to us and what they’re not. They know how they want their show to go and you have no right to say that they’re ruining it. Because they aren’t. They’re doing with the show exactly what they’ve had planned since the beginning. Since their pitch. They’re doing exactly what Dreamworks/Universal liked from their pitch and signed them onto do. 

So seriously, please, if you aren’t enjoying it then move on. This fandom is negative and toxic enough, please don’t add to it by dragging down a season that was meant to be fun and entertaining.

taylor swift doesn’t get enough credit for the way she takes negative narratives and harsh, incessant remarks, and turns them into words of strength, through crafting powerful, honest and anthemic lyrics. she’s reclaiming all of the labels she’s been given over the past few years, and is taking back the “kingdom keys” to her life. she’s reinvented herself, with resilience, fortitude and strength as a suit of armour, and she’s carving out her own path, rising far above what the media perceived as wreckage. she belongs to herself, not to the world.

penning such a captivating, vivid song full of electric, vibrant melodies must have been such a cathartic, liberating experience. she’s harder, smarter and burning brighter than ever before, and i am so proud of who taylor unabashedly is, today and always.

RFA + When They Realize They’re In Love

ohhh, look a headcanon/scenario post! :D this was a whole lot longer than i originally planned, but oh well!! i played around with each of their stories, so i hope you don’t mind <3 <b>you can find JAEHEE, JUMIN and 707′s under the cut! if you have any requests, feel free to shoot them my way. anyway, i hope you enjoy!


RFA + THE MOMENT THEY REALIZE THEY’RE IN LOVE

YOOSUNG

Yoosung thinks he’s sick.

His heart starts palpitating, his palms grow sweaty and he’s so out-of-focus that he’s losing his streak on the LOLOL leadership boards. He downs a cup of coffee, glaring at his bedroom clock, which stared back with a 22:12pm in bright blue lights. It’s way too early to be feeling tired, he thinks.

He sighs, exiting the server and letting the game’s background music blast through his computer’s speakers. He places a hand to his neck, feeling for a warm temperature, only to end up confused as he realizes he’s not even remotely feverish. Worriedly, he calls her up, sure that she would know what’s up with him.

“Hey [Name],” he says, going back to his desk to take another swig of coffee. He joins another server, hoping LOLOL would help calm his nerves. Why was he always so nervous when he was talking with her? He prattles on about his supposed “symptoms” as he patiently waits to be connected to the server.

“Sounds like you’re in love,” she suddenly blurts out. He almost sprays his coffee all over his computer at those words. He can tell she’s joking. She was joking, right? Right? He tries to come up with a reply, but all that comes out of him is a strangled sound. He hears her laughing from the other end. “Ohhh, bulls-eye! Who’s the lucky person? Is it me you’ve fallen for?”

Yoosung’s eyes widen at this, and his heart feels like it’s about to burst out of his chest and start tap-dancing on his desk. He’s stunned to a silence; his mind is racing, wondering whether or not to confirm her statement. Well, that would certainly explain why he always felt so worked up around her. Before he could even answer her question, he hears her awkward laughter on the other end of the phone.

“Hey, I was kidding! Playing some LOLOL might calm your nerves, but I suggest not staying up too late. It might actually be a fever, after all.” Yoosung manages to quickly blurt out an apology as well as a thank you, before wishing her a good night and ending the call without waiting for her reply. He leans back on his chair, staring at the cream-colored ceiling above him.

It’s when he places both of his hands on his chest and feels the rhythmic thumping of his heart. It’s when he tries to steady his breathing, and when he finally does, he remembers what she said and wheezes. It’s when he realizes that he knows the answer to her earlier question, but he was too shy, too scared to actually answer her. It’s when he makes a promise to tell her, face-to-face and unabashedly, one day. Yoosung’s eyes linger to his desk clock.

It’s at 22:17pm on a LOLOL-filled Tuesday night that he realizes that he’s completely, head-over-heels in love with her.

ZEN

Zen can’t sleep.

He’s lying in bed, positively tired after a day’s work. He knew he did well earlier, yes, but his own self-reassuring thoughts did very little for his nerves. Ever since the whole hacking situation, he’s been on edge during his performances; he can’t help but be upset at himself for not giving his all for his audiences.

Despite being an “egotistical prick”, as Jumin calls it, he was often hit by waves of doubt during these late sleepless nights. His self-reassuring thoughts began to shift into ones of doubt, pushing him to twist and turn in his suddenly uncomfortable bed.

Was he a genuinely good actor? Did people watch his musicals for his talents or for his looks? Would he ever be more than just a handsome face up on the stage? He was jolted back to reality by the sudden ringing of his cellphone. He begrudgingly reached out to view the caller ID: [Name].

Without a second thought, he immediately answers the call. Her cheerful voice was tinged with a hint of her own weariness. He feels his heart begin to swell, savoring the way her voice says his name. “Can’t sleep either?” he says, genuinely happy to find her calling him out of all the other RFA members.

“Yeah,” he hears her say. “I was hoping you were awake. I’m glad I was actually right.” His chest tightens at this, and he can’t help but smile at the thought of her thinking about him at such an hour. He finds a sort of solace in her, thankful for her constant presence amidst all the happenings in his life.

The two converse, and he finds the weight on his shoulders gradually become lighter. His heart is both calm and erratic, and he finds himself laughing together with her, despite being miles apart. When he hears her congratulate him for the show he put on, for being such an amazing actor on-stage, for doing so well, even if he may not believe so, he almost starts crying.

“You’re doing so well, Zen. I’m sure all your fans can agree that you’re doing so much more. I mean that, truly. If you ever need anyone to talk to, I’m here. So is Jaehee and the rest of the RFA,” she says from the other end of the line, and he allows himself to think that she means it. No, he knows she means it; it’s in the way that she speaks to him that he knows she’s saying nothing but the truth.

It’s when she says her good night that he catches himself almost saying it. He purses his lips, blundering out a good night of his own before slamming the END CALL button. It’s when his eyes shoot wide open, and he feels a ditzy smile gracing his lips. It’s when his self-doubting thoughts are replaced by thoughts of her. He brings his pale hands to his hair, and he can’t help but marvel at how much she affects him.

It’s when he catches himself thinking about her in wonder does he realize that he’s crazy about her.

((more under the cut))

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Washington State University Physicists create 'negative mass'

Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.

The phenomenon is rarely created in laboratory conditions and can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos, said Michael Forbes, a WSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington. The research appears today in the journal Physical Review Letters, where it is featured as an “Editor’s Suggestion.”

Hypothetically, matter can have negative mass in the same sense that an electric charge can be either negative or positive. People rarely think in these terms, and our everyday world sees only the positive aspects of Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion, in which a force is equal to the mass of an object times its acceleration, or F=ma. In other words, if you push an object, it will accelerate in the direction you’re pushing it. Mass will accelerate in the direction of the force.

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PSA

(( OOC: Guys, you’re fucking beautiful. Your body is beautiful, your shape is beautiful, Your skin is beautiful, Your straight or curly hair is beautiful and so is the color, the clothes you wear are beautiful, the way you do or DON’T do your makeup is beautiful, Your brown/green/blue/yellow/purple/WHATEVER colored eyes are beautiful, your nose is beautiful, your smile is beautiful, YOU as a WHOLE are beautiful. 

And you know what else? Your personality is beautiful. You’re kindness is beautiful, your happiness is beautiful, the way you empathize with others is beautiful, the way you help those around you is beautiful, your goodness is beautiful. 

You’re talented. The way you dance, sing, draw, write, cook, sew, read, play sports, game, put together puzzles / problem solve, comprehend academic issues, understand other human beings, WHATEVER… talent is not limited to what is seen

Do not base your self love off of what the media tells you to love. 

Do not base your confidence on a few likes or comments on your social media. 

Do not compare your beauty to someone elses unless the purpose is to appreciate the beauty in our differences. 

Do not diminish your worth because someone tells you you’re not good enough.  

If we all allowed the negativity in the world to tear off the pieces of us that it didn’t like, the pieces that make us unique, the pieces that make us US, then we’d have nothing left. 

You are not a blank canvas to be altered by everyone with a paintbrush. You’re already a masterpiece… You are whole, you are beautiful and you are unique. Start believing it. )) 

This is a small post to say, I appreciate all your positive words & criticisms too.
Feedback is an opportunity to learn.
In particular, I believe being open to criticism can make our journey through life a lot smoother. Whether it’s constructively intended or not, you have the option to use it, or ignore it. I want to let you all know, I am open to any concerns you have, with how I stream or jokes I make. The streamers & I all use this tag to interact with the community and to share positivity. We all try our best at being easily approachable, reading our emails & answering our asks as promptly as possible. Communication is important  to all of us & it’s something I value highly.

This year I have set my values around sharing as much positivity as possible. To say the least, it’s what we all need right now. Even as a Video Game Streamer, this is something we can all get behind- that sharing happiness is one of the only things that lasts in the world and in the end connects us all.

My stream is not a place for vitriol or spreading hatred. I don’t want you to think about negativity in my stream, well all have enough of it in our own lives- whoever you are. I owe this to you & anyone that looks toward my content for a laugh.

I try to grow each year as a person, as do we all, however I still make mistakes. I’m constantly learning about people and how to better myself. If there’s anything I can improve upon in my streams send me a mail or an ask.

John Lennon said “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

I count my life by smiles- you have all brought me thousands. This year, I’m going to try my best to give it back and spread as much positivity and love as possible.

Being Sick | Health Vocabulary

Hey guys, a lot of my friends are getting sick as we’re nearing the end of Winter and heading into Spring here in Australia. So I thought now would be a good time to discuss some medical and dental vocabulary in case you ever find yourself sick in Japan. In most western countries it’s common to eat chicken noodle soup when you’re sick, but in Japan you’re probably going to wind up eating お粥「おかゆ」 which is hot rice porridge/congee!

Vocabulary:
Appetite・食欲・しょくよく
A while ago・先ほど・さきほど
Around when・いつ頃・いつごろ
Bandaid・バンドエイド
Blocked nose・鼻血・はなぢ
Blood・血・ち
Cold・風邪・かぜ
Condition・具合・ぐあい
Cough・咳・せき
Diarrhea・下痢・げり
Doctor・医者・いしゃ
Dull persistent pain (toothache)・しくしく「痛む・いたむ」
Gargling・うがい
Hurt・痛い・いたい
Medicine・薬・くすり
Mental illness・精神病気・せいしんびょうき
Patient・患者・かんじゃ
Pain killer・痛み止め・いたみどめ
Piercing pain (headache or stomachache)・キリキリ「痛む・いたむ」
Procedure・手順・てじゅん
Sick (serious illness)・病気・びょうき
Stomach・胃・い
Suddenly・突然・とつぜん
Symptom・症状・しょうじょう
Swell・腫れ・はれ
Throat・喉・のど
Tooth・歯・は
Vomit・吐く・はく

Because (used when something affects one negatively)・せい
Not much/not enough・ろくに~ない
Somehow・何となく・なんとなく
To catch a cold・風邪をひく・かぜをひく
To complain of・訴える・うったえる
To examine (a patient)・診る・みる
To feel tired・だるい
To get better/to recover from illness・治る・なおる
To get up・起きる・おきる
To not feel good・気持ち悪い・きもちわるい
To swallow・飲み込む・のみこむ
To take medicine・服用する・ふくようする「薬を飲む・くすりをのむ」

Expressions:
You don’t look good・顔色が悪い・かおいろがわるい
Take care・お大事に・おだいじに

e.g. どうしましたか。顔色が悪いですよ。
        What’s wrong? You don’t look too good (literally: your face colour is bad).

       具合はどうですか。
       How are you feeling?

      下痢をしています。
       I have diarrhea.

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degradation?? why on earth would she need to do that when she’s already got jasper coming right back for a little praise? 💕

no, pearl only uses that silver tongue of hers for good B^) 

If it took Lars saving aliens he had just met (and empathized with rather quickly!), dying horribly, and coming back to life as a pink familiar that is practically needless and possibly immortal to “redeem” himself then what the fuck are characters who have done actual terrible shit going to need to do to get redeemed? Because Lars’ literal worst crimes are taking advantage of Sadie and being a jerk sometimes… and need I remind you he’s a mentally ill teenager? I mean he’s a teenager who is still in HIGH SCHOOL!!

The punishment does not fit the crime, fam, and I better see some much, much worse offenders (not listing names or anything) really have to deal with at the very least equal suffering or I’m calling pure b u l l s h i t.