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  • i can never stress enough how you all should be watching crazy ex-girlfriend.
  • i gather it’s for free on the cw app
  • i gather netflix uploads the episodes weekly in most regions
  •  it has everything tumblr claims to desperately want and yet its fandom is made of like three people.
  •  drop the “sexist title” bullshit and try to actually watch: the entire show is about deconstructing the “crazy” world by dealing with a young woman with untreated anxiety and depression. yes, anxiety and depression
  • and yet the writing is so clever for some reason it feels bittersweet rather than intoxicatingly sad
  • it’s not about romantic/sexual relationships. there are those, but they’re just a means to explore the female protagonist’s life and journey.
  • you get anti-heroes. because you don’t have to be a man making drugs on a cable drama to be an anti-hero. you have to be deeply fucked up and that’s what these characters are.
  • it’s the most diverse cast i’ve ever seen. 
  • one character gets a number on coming out as bisexual. the word is said multiple times. you don’t like shows shying away from it? fucking watch crazy ex-girlfriend.
  • they sing and dance their ass off, and well, and showcasing meta commentaries on storytelling and how even music videos are made. they do pop, rap, rock, old hollywood musicals, you name it. they do everything and they’re brilliant at it. the soundtrack’s online. the music sheets too.
  • it’s just overall brilliant. it won the cw a golden globe and two emmys. rachel bloom is out of this world
  • rachel bloom also led this anti-trump anthem
  • again: cw app and netflix.
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Louis outside the James Arthur concert in London, 3/21.

Does anyone else think it’s actually very telling that the other people in Sherlock’s life don’t understand Molly’s importance to him? He claims that sentiment is a chemical defect, and he knows that he puts the people he cares about in danger. It would make sense that he doesn’t want anyone else to know how much Molly actually matters.

I drive with silence.

It’s a lonely road, and one I never thought I’d travel. I never would have imagined this to be my path of life. It’s been an uphill struggle, with sharp bends and sudden dips—sometimes I lost sight of the top of that hill.

But it’s the hill I chose to climb, and now… here I am, at its peak, looking back into my past. My perspective has changed. Here I am, at its peak, and I’m not looking up anymore.

(Have I left you behind? I reach out, can you take my hand? But everyone is still climbing their hill—I’ve reached the top of mine.) Here I am.

Where do I go now? There’s no more path, no more road to travel, not like the one I had. Will I ever get that back, that path towards something?

Where do I go now?

I’m wandering. I’m lost.

Can you see me, from the top of this hill? Can you see who I am?

See who I am. I am what I love.

And I love you. I love what you do; I love who you are. Each and every one of you—a unique and individual human, climbing their own hill. So take my hand, and we’ll walk this next path together.

—thoughts and feelings from @markiplier’s “I Feel Lost

Can I just say that I’m completely not loving all the negativity that is around nowadays? And I’m not even talking about from republicans or from Trump supporters (though that bugs me too, but not the point of this post). I mean from the supposed “enlightened” folks. From people who claim they want the world to be fair, but then turn around and just spew hatred and anger towards people. And not even towards people who deserve it. People who are just trying to have fun and are not hurting anyone. They say “how embarrassing” or “I hope you die” or “Wow, how stupid” and it sucks so much.

Quite a few people I follow are posting things that ridicule simple and kind of dumb (but harmless) things and it just… I hate it. I hate all the negativity and anger people are sharing. Like, I get you’re angry, but do you have to make other people angry too? Do you have to make others be upset and hurt, too? Do you have to take all of the fun in the world and destroy it just because it doesn’t fit your dark, wounded existence? I don’t get it. I wish it would stop, because it’s just going to make the world even worse.

So live. Let people live. Enjoy life, even if it sucks, because it’s all you’ve got. Don’t feel embarrassed for other people, they’re doing fine. Let them be. Don’t make them feel shame for something they did for fun. It’s not cool. Just learn to enjoy things and leave the anger inside if you can’t get rid of it. Talk to someone if it gets too bad. 

As Batman said, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change, hoo.”

I hope y’all have a good day. 

theguardian.com
Beauty and the Beast: feminist or fraud?
Has Disney really turned Beauty and the Beast into a feminist fairytale? Or is it all just posh frocks and women’s work with a slice of Stockholm syndrome thrown in? We delve beneath the furry facade
By Zoe Williams

Watching this film as a feminist fairytale is like listening to someone who claims to be able to speak German, then realising that they have only mastered one phrase. They can ask for directions, but if you actually told them the way to the Bahnhof, they’d be stumped. Still, hats off for trying. It’s better to speak a tiny bit of feminism than no feminism at all.

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Unnamed

It’s been a month since I decided you aren’t what I want, and aren’t what I need.
You’ve been claiming for two years that you’re going to shape up but I see no evidence.
Your words don’t mean anything to me anymore.
I don’t love you anymore.

But it’s okay. I’m okay.
And even on the days where I’m disappointed that you turned out to be the opposite of what you promised, I’ll still be okay.
Because I’m worth a man who will love me the right way, not a boy who will take me for granted.
I’m okay, and you will be too.

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There’s a lot of things I need to see more of but this is important to me and is rarely talked about;

  • curly haired characters
  • curly hair positivity
  • natural curly black hair
  • curly poc hair
  • FRIZZY curly hair
  • girls not being told that the need to straighten their hair to look beautiful
  • girls being told that their curly hair is beautiful as is
  • girls not having to damage their hair to make it stick straight
  • not being told it looks like a “”rats nest”” if you don’t
  • seeing people with natural curls that are not the “before” of a makeover

Do it for Jon

The only nightmares that can destroy you are found within my toxin
Trust me when I speak these words, My Mistress
The dark knight won’t be the one that breaks you.

I’ve been wanting to make this for a while now, even though it’s kind of a cheesy meme. I did my best to revamp the original template, and give it a more serious look. The walls are stained with toxin and every photo is purposefully of Jonathan instead of Scarecrow. I wanted to capture the human under the mask.

anonymous asked:

ugh i just want michaels head in lap so i can scratch his back and watch his face as he sleeps cause hes probs so cute shakdbsksdf

It’s like, after a long day of promo full of interviews and a three-hour long signing, Michael just kinda claims an entire row of seats for himself and you on the two-hour van ride back to the hotel (near the venue the boys would be playing at the next night) despite the others protests. However, with a huff and a determined middle finger shot towards the boys, Michael crawls into the seats next to you, your head leaning against your arm on the armrest by the window, and just plops himself down so that his head is resting in your lap. Only moving when you coax a pillow underneath his head so his head doesn’t bump around during the ride, Michael’s out like a light within in the first five minutes of the ride. As his breaths steady out and his body relaxes into the leather plush of the seats, you lightly sling your arm around his torso because yeah, okay, you didn’t really have anywhere else to put it, but you also knew within thirty seconds of it being there that Michael would wrap himself around it, using your arm to cuddle against. Little puffs of air from his mouth would leave a little trail of goosebumps on your arm but you wouldn’t really mind because your boyfriend was snuffling adorably into the pillow and his thumb was lightly tracing back and forth calmingly against your wrist. Lightly running your fingers through his hair, you slowly found yourself nodding off into a light sleep, waking only when the boys were carted off into the hotel and Ashton nudged you in the elevator as Michael heavily hung himself on you with a cheeky smile and a retort of, “Check your twitter when you get to your room.” Sleepily, you followed Ashton’s request as Michael curled around you in a spooning position once you made it to your shared room, already asleep again, and held back a squeal as you gazed at the picture the curly-haired boy had put up on twitter of you and your boyfriend; all cuddled up, sleeping on each other, with the caption “couldn’t resist taking a picture of these two sleepy heads”

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Even though it’s only two pages, I really wanted to point out something I find so heartwarming about the flashback in the newest chapter.

At the beginning of chapter 83, when Eren asks Armin why he wouldn’t fight the bullies, claiming that they think he’s a loser because of it…

…Armin simply says “I haven’t lost because I didn’t run away.” [Translated here]

This part reminded me of what Hannes said about Eren way back in chapter 45 (specifically about him standing up to bullies):

Sounds like Eren was inspired by a certain someone’s words =‘)

I know doing the tumblr equivalent of a subtweet isn’t the best but I don’t want to stir up shit knowing this website - but I’ve seen yet another post by a Sicilian-American claiming Sicilians are considered something “other” than mainland Italians citing the long standing Arab rule of Sicily in the Middle Ages other than the influx of various other people/ethnicities who invaded or traded with Sicily. And I’m always super puzzled at this kind of thing because this otherizing of Sicily as “not Italian” is something I’ve never heard of in Italy, not even by staunch Northern League supporters (if anything they see Sicilians/Southern Italians as “too Italian” in a way; it’s complicated). Like really, if there is an oddball island that is seen as doing its own thing culturally and historically it’s Sardinia, not Sicily. And even then, it doesn’t happen in the terms I see some tumblrites apply to Sicily.

But the point is… pretty much all of Italy has been invaded by or has traded with half of the world through the centuries. It’s one of the reasons why we have such distinctively different regional cultures and languages (or vernaculars, though personally I tend to ascribe to the notion that they are more like dialects of vulgar Latin than of standard Italian which is more of a recent construct - anyway: if people from my neighboring regions speak their vernacular I can’t fucking understand a word, and vice versa I guess. It’s that different - multiply that for 20 regions). There is no such thing as a definite “Italian” ethnicity. Even something like an Italian identity is kind of volatile. Again: it’s complicated.

(I have a map under the cut for those who are interested)

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The Playground Fam + Christmas

For Eva @jemmasimmuns​, who wanted headcanons about how the team is spending the upcoming Christmas. Also for the anon who requested some happy team headcanons.

  • There are approximately 10 mistletoes hanging around the base. No one has yet to claim ownership
  • Plot twist: they’re Hunter’s
  • Even bigger plot twist: he and May accidentally stand next to each other underneath one
  • Hunter is seen nursing a black eye the next day. May is seen attempting to scrub her cheek with industrial-strength soap in the communal bathroom
  • All mistletoes are now banned on the Playground
  • Jemma managed to steal one though. She totes it around and holds it above her head whenever she’s next to Fitz. Or Daisy. Or Bobbi. Or – heaven forbid – even May. Basically everyone except Hunter.
  • Hunter makes it his life mission to get a kiss from Jemma. Daisy has all his botched attempts on camera for her own ulterior motive. She sometimes adds Christmas music to the footage and anonymously emails it to Hunter
  • Daisy overspikes the eggnog on purpose. Ladies’ night gets weird really fast. 4-drink Jemma is incredibly sexual. Meanwhile the guys watch It’s a Wonderful Life and cry together. Nobody speaks of it the next day
  • Jemma makes gingerbread cookies using her mom’s secret recipe. Fitz helps her bake. They’re disgustingly domestic
  • Hunter is very vocal and graphic when he eats his gingerbread man, describing the process as if it’s a slow and painful execution. Mack suggests getting him a new in-house psychologist. Jemma simply smacks him with a spatula
  • Bobbi walks in on Coulson dancing to Mariah Carey wearing a Santa hat. Everyone wonders why she gets a mysteriously humongous Christmas bonus
  • Fitz keeps a secret stash of candy canes in his night stand. He is forced to forfeit them after Jemma reached for a condom and got a handful of candy canes instead.
  • Joey insists on doing Secret Santa and nobody has the heart to shoot his idea down
  • Lincoln gets a Pikachu onesie and side-eyes everyone in the room. Across from him Jemma Simmons sweats nervously
  • Daisy gets Hunter a copy of Advanced Portion-Making. He attempts one of the recipes and somehow manages to burn off Fitz’s left eyebrow
  • Secret Santa is now also banned on the Playground
  • Karaoke night starts with some mellow Frank Sinatra and devolves into the extra festive version of All I Want for Christmas is You as Bobbi drags Coulson up on stage to be the Bieber to her Carey
  • (Homegirl’s already cashed her paycheck and she’s fearless.)
  • After copious amount of alcohol and expert seduction on Jemma’s part, she gets Daisy and Bobbi to do the Jingle Bell Rock dance from Mean Girls
  • They’re short one person so Hunter begrudgingly agrees to join in exchange for The Jemma Kiss TM he’s been trying to get
  • Fitz thinks he’s emotionally scarred for life. He’s not sure. He’s still very dazed
  • Which results in Coulson banning karaoke night too

but like don’t you just love the fact that VIXX has to add the  “they are humans in this concept” thing to their album description? like VIXX only does that. they were too involved in non-human characters that they literally have to tell us that they will be humans for Chained Up. and the fact that they talked about how being human is an “unusual character” for this comeback just sounds so normal already that i no longer question it.