but i found a lot of great stuff

anonymous asked:

My secret: I'm 22, and just getting back into school. G.E.D, with a move coming soon after, after years of being out of the loop due to mental illness. I've got a lot of stress going on, and I've been finding myself reading/watching fairy tale stuff a lot. Re-tellings, movies.. I dunno, seems odd in a way. I suppose I'm just hoping things get better/less stressful, and life gets happy. Anyway, that's my secret.

I am SO proud of you for getting back to school. I know it must not be easy and you’re an amazing human for doing it. And I’m glad to hear that you’ve found an outlet that helps you relax (if you need book recommendations for fairy tale retellings, let me know :P) and I hope everything works out great. I’m cheering for you! <3 Loads of hugs! <3

So at my very worst period of mental illness things were pretty freaking awful. I was dealing with psychosis, near constant panic attacks, what they called “severe bipolar 1” plus some sort of unidentified personality disorder. Basically, things were really really bad and had been for a long time. But here are some of the things that helped me when I was dealing with a 2 month psych hospitalization that summer 

  • Noticing the color of the sky 
  • Nice scented lotion 
  • Taking long showers 
  • Making sure that I was hydrated & well nourished
  • Taking deep breaths 
  • Playing guitar 
  • Keeping my living space neat
  • Putting on nicer clothes & doing my hair 
  • Journaling 
  • Exercise 

Honestly I was able to recover precisely because I started paying attention to moments like these. At the time I was still pretty miserable, but it was a major break through to realize I could appreciate the colors of the sky & grass, or the sound of rain, or the cozy feeling of a bookshop. It’s hard to articulate how much it changed things for me. 

Of course, I had a lot of other support too, and I’m not trying to say this alone cured me. I also know that stuff that worked for me in recovery didn’t work for my peers in treatment and vice versa. But I do beg you not to dismiss stuff like this that’s offered without judgement, like in self care posts. For one - you don’t know what the OP has been through & there is no reason to invalidate them or mentally people who do stuff like this –  You just can’t correlate the severity of symptoms to what kind of things help. 

And two - it’s not good to spread the idea that enjoying little moments, or doing common self care this is only for non mentally ill people. In fact, we are often the ones who can benefit the most. And it’s a shame to spread the idea that none of these things can work for any mentally ill person when that’s just not true & could prevent someone from doing something that could help. Treating severe mental illness is a big problem, but it’s often made up of lots of little changes

anonymous asked:

hello! i loved your blog a lot! could you please suggest other blogs like yours? i would be very happy if they could be focused on asian and/or slavic languages! thank you and have a good day!

I am soooooooo sorry that this is so late!!!!! ;-; Thanks for being patient with me!! 

Here are some great blogs I found concerning Asian/Slavic languages:
(When I can only find very few (or no) blogs for a language, I’ll include some resources outside of Tumblr.)

Asian Languages:

General Stuff about Asian Languages and Cultures:
asianhistory 
uscealc 
chinajapankorea 
asian-costumes 
indian-culture-and-lifestyle 
spicefair 
fuckyeahsouthasia

官话 (Mandarin Chinese): 
zenmezhongwen 
luvlanguages 
mandarinstar 
mandarinpractice 
ucts 
chinesephrasebook 
chineseisawesome 
more links from allthelanguages 

廣州話 (Cantonese):
cantonese101
list of resources from languageek 
more links from thelanguagecommunity 

日本語 (Japanese):
lovelearnjapanese 
notasjapones (blog is in Spanish)
letslearnjapanese 
punipunijapan
sweetieslearnjapanese 
language-for-weeaboos 
Japanese resources from nihongogogo 
kanjimagazine 
similarjapanesewords 
learn-japanese 
japanese-sentences 
learn-japanese-easy 
bahasajepun 
kanjiaday 
randamunihongonokotoba 
nihononthego 

ウチナーグチ (Okinawan)
i-just-like-commenting’s posts on Okinawan 
Wikipedia’s article on Okinawan 

アィヌ・イタㇰ (Ainu):
thelanguagecommunity: ainu 
ainu talking dictionary (not a blog)
Omniglot: ainu (not a blog) 

한국어 (Korean):
cassarilla 
privetkorea 
korean-language-learning 
korean-verbs 
mykoreanstudy 
emilylearnskorean 
pliocene 
k-is4korean
resources from a-yoseoul 
More links from korean-language-learningryeouk, and sprinkleofhappydust 

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): 
studyvietnameselanguage 
englishvietnameselanguage 
vietnameseenglish 
vietnameselanguage 
links from thelanguagecommunity 
vietnamesetongues 
learn-viet 

Монгол хэл (Mongolian):
mongolianlanguage 
thelanguagecommunity: Mongolian
Omniglot: Mongolian 

ภาษาไทย (Thai):
thailanguagelearning 
picstories 
Thai links from thelanguagecommunity (follow them), and here’s some more  
learn2speakthai 
dutchthai (teaches Dutch and Thai) 
Youtube: Easy Thai 

ལྷ་སའི་སྐད་ (Standard Tibetan):
english-tibetan-dictionary 
tentop 
Omniglot: Tibetan 
Youtube: Snowland Bhumo 

ភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer):
learnkhmeruk 
learning-khmer 
thelanguagecommunity’s links 
salakhmer 

ພາສາລາວ (Lao):
learnlao 
here are some Lao resources, but they aren’t blogs
laolanguage 
seasite 
omniglot 

lus Hmoob / lug Moob / lol Hmongb (Hmong):
Youtube: Hmong lessons 
Hmong Dictionary 
Omniglot: Hmong 

Khamu (Khmu):
Wikipedia 
Why are there no resources :c Got any links for me? Feel free to send some more in, and I’ll be happy to add them!

ဘာသာ မန် (Mon): 
(I couldn’t find any tumblr blogs, but here are some other resources!)
Wikipedia 
Princeton 

မြန်မာစာ (Burmese)
burmeselanguage 
bama-lo 
Omniglot: Burmese phrases
Youtube: Burmese lessons

Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian): 
indonesianlanguagelearning
indonesianlang 
englishindonesian 
yourindonesianenglish 
Guide to Indonesian Grammar (pdf) 
learnindo 

Bahasa Melayu/بهاس ملايو (Malay)
Thelanguagecommunity has a great list of Malay resources! 
Omniglot: Malay 
Youtube: MalayLanguageNSlangs 
Youtube: Easy Malay 

Wikang Tagalog (Tagalog):
pinoyakohearts 
tagalogdatabase 
learntagalog 
learntagalogtoday
tagalogftl 
learnfilipino 
deodeokjeon 
Youtube: Easy Filipino 

தமிழ் (Tamil):
ilearntamilonline 
avvai 
thelanguagecommunity’s Tamil resources (seriously, follow them!
Omniglot: Tamil 

हिन्दी (Hindi):
howtolearnhindi 
learning-hindi 
hindilanguagelearning 
englishhindi 
hindienglish 
Youtube: HindiPod101 

বাংলা (Bengali):
shikho 
Youtube: Enchantress* 
Youtube: dialect101’s Bengali/Bangla playlist 
Youtube: Bengali lesson 
Omniglot: Bengali 
thelanguagecommunity: Bengali 

ગુજરાતી (Gujarati): 
gujaratilearn 
gujarati-proverbs 
thelanguagecommunity: Gujarati 
Youtube: Akhil Yadav (also has some Hindi lessons) 

اُردُو (Urdu): 
urdulanguage 
TLC: Urdu 
Omniglot: Urdu 
mylanguages.org: Urdu 
UrduWord.com 
BBC: Urdu 

తెలుగు (Telugu): 
TLC: Telugu 
Youtube: Krishna Krish: Telugu lessons 
Omniglot: Telugu 
WikiTravel: Telugu Phrasebook 
Youtube: edtelugu 

ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ (Tulu): 
Youtube: ash987654325 
Youtube: DevansLanguage 
Wikipedia: Tulu Language 
Omniglot: Tulu 

سنڌي / सिन्धी (Sindhi):
sindhiblogger 
sindhipoetry 
Youtube: learnsindhi 
Omniglot: Sindhi 

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / پنجابی (Punjabi): 
learnpunjabi 
TLC: Punjabi 
Omniglot: Punjabi 
Youtube: Punjabi Lessons Playlist 

नेपाली भाषा (Nepali):  
nepalgo 
Youtube: Sharad Dhakal 
Omniglot: Nepali 

ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada):
learnkannada 
kannadasongsftw 
Youtube: Kannada Language Playlist 

қазақ тілі (Kazakh): 
TLC: Kazakh 
fuckyeahzazakhstan (more about the country than the language) 
Omniglot: Kazakh 


Slavic Languages:

General Stuff about Slavic Languages and Cultures:
romance-in-eastern-europe 
the-slavic-soul 
fyeaheasterneurope 
easterneuropeenthusiastsnake 
slavic 
slavicculture 
slovak-folk-costumes 
melodiabalkanika 

русский (Russian):
russiangrammar 
ruspeach 
learn-russian-language 
russianstudies 
kalyanovech 
englishtorussian 
l-earningrussian 
languages-learn 
therussianword 

українська (Ukranian): 
TLC: Ukrainian 
Youtube: LearnUkrainian 
Omniglot: Ukrainian 

беларуская (Belarusian): 
TLC: Belarusian 
belarussineokaja (more about Belarus than Belarussian) 
Omniglot: Belarusian 
Youtube: Belarusian Phrases 

Polski (Polish): 
learning-polish 
chaselearnspolski 
polandbymail 
sayit-inpolish 
fyeahpolishmusic 

Čeština (Czech): 
prvni-slova 
czechlanguagelearning 
Resources for Czech from czechlanguageassociation 
janaslav 
korektor-komiks (posts comics in Czech) 
czech-music 

Slovenčina (Slovak): 
slovaklanguage 
Youtube: Radio Slovakia International 
Omniglot: Slovak 

Hrvatski (Croatian): 
croatianenglishlanguage 
croatianlanguage 
croatianmusic 
allthingscroatia (more about the country than the language) 
Youtube: Learning Croatian 

српски/srpski (Serbian):
learnserbian 
englishserbianlang 
freeenglishserbian 
serbianlanguagejournal 
languagelearningserbia 
loveserbia (more about the country than the language)

босански / Bosanski (Bosnian):
freeenglishbosnian 
englishbosnianlanguage 
bosnianenglishlanguage 

Македонски (Macedonian): 
learnmacedonian 
TLC: Macedonian 
Omniglot: Macedonian 
Youtube: freelanguageschool’s Macedonian Lessons 
Wikipedia: Macedonian Language 

български (Bulgarian): 
freeenglishbulgarian 
englishbulgarian 
only-bulgarian-things (posts different bits of Bulgarian goodness) 
Omniglot: Bulgarian 
Youtube: BulgarianPod101 
Youtube: BGtutoring 

Other general Language Blogs: 
linguisticsyall 
thelanguagecommunity 
afuturepolyglot 
polyglotinprogress 
struggles-of-a-polyglot 
lindsaydoeslanguages 
aspiringpolyglot 
polyglotproblems 
alexdoeslanguages 
jaimetalangue 
languageloser 
languagesarerad 
foreignfawn 
speutschlish 
linguisticnerd 
hollywoodpolyglot 
apamexico (para mis amigos de habla espanol (forgive me for my poor Spanish heheh))
lingvistikk 
shaaespolyglotadventures 
languagestudyblr 
polyglotweekly 
polyglotted 
linguajunkie 
~follow them all~

And sooooo sorry for all the languages I couldn’t find any blogs for!  I hope this answer works :)

謝謝! ありがとうございます! 감사합니다! Matur nuwun! ຂໍຂອບໃຈທ່ານ! Terima kasih! សូមអរគុណ! धन्यवाद! நன்றி! ధన్యవాదాలు! ขอขอบคุณ! Спасибо! Dziękujemy! Hvala vam! Благодаря ви! Thank you for the ask!

You should check out TherapyShoppe.com!

I found this really great website the other day!  It has all kinds of stuff that’s designed to help kids and adults with autism, sensory issues, motor skill issues, developmental disabilities, all kinds of stuff!  Even if you’re just looking for something to fidget with or something to chew on instead of you pencils, they’ve got great stuff.  They’re all very reasonably priced and shipping is decent.

They have lots of fidget toys, stress balls, and putty to keep your fingers busy

Lots of handwriting helpers and various pencil grips

THESE SUPER DUPER AWESOME READING HELPERS !!!!!1!

Stuff to strengthen fine motor skills

Lots of stuff for sensory needs, from earmuffs to weighted lap pads and blankets (they don’t have adult sized blankets and they’re kinda expensive, but hey) to stuff you can nom on

They also have lots of kits that are basically a grab bag of different things based on needs

Basically, if you’ve ever said to yourself “God, I wish I could find something to help with ___” you should check this place out.

Also, I have absolutely no idea how to tag this so people who need it can find it, so if you do the rebagel, add some helpful tags, pls.

not to be soft™ (AND EMO) but i miss matrix era so much, the era they came back against all odds with a killer song and album; when “still we are six,“ daehyun’s “HOLD” tattoo, and “our team came back” became such important words to bap and babyz; when their very first vlive was this, them dressed up in their matoki fur suits and they were so awkward but so cute (man can you believe bap were once furries); when they also won exactly a year after their lawsuit (151127), and they were all smiles and thankful to the fans and their families, and they bought chicken to celebrate; when this vlive happened where they fought each other over a banana cushion (RIP banana cushion); when they danced ‘BE HAPPY’ in santa suits; and so so so much more but personally, when it was my first bap comeback and i couldn’t be more happy and lucky to have found them which is why matrix era is the epitome of soft and emo someone hold me

Michael Jackson: The Human Being Behind The Superstar By Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson: Life After Neverland (Rolling Stone Interview )

In her first-ever in-depth interview, Michael Jackson’s daughter discusses her father’s pain and finding peace after addiction and heartache

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson is staring at a famous corpse. “That’s Marilyn Monroe,” she whispers, facing a wall covered with gruesome autopsy photos. “And that’s JFK. You can’t even find these online.” On a Thursday afternoon in late November, Paris is making her way through the Museum of Death, a cramped maze of formaldehyde-scented horrors on Hollywood Boulevard. It’s not uncommon for visitors, confronted with decapitation photos, snuff films and serial-killer memorabilia, to faint, vomit or both. But Paris, not far removed from the emo and goth phases of her earlier teens, seems to find it all somehow soothing. This is her ninth visit. “It’s awesome,” she had said on the way over. “They have a real electric chair and a real head!”

Paris Jackson turned 18 last April, and moment by moment, can come across as much older or much younger, having lived a life that’s veered between sheltered and agonizingly exposed. She is a pure child of the 21st century, with her mashed-up hippie-punk fashion sense (today she’s wearing a tie-dye button-down, jeggings and Converse high-tops) and boundary-free musical tastes (she’s decorated her sneakers with lyrics by Mötley Crüe and Arctic Monkeys; is obsessed with Alice Cooper – she calls him “bae” – and the singer-songwriter Butch Walker; loves Nirvana and Justin Bieber too). But she is, even more so, her father’s child. “Basically, as a person, she is who my dad is,” says her older brother, Prince Michael Jackson. “The only thing that’s different would be her age and her gender.” Paris is similar to Michael, he adds, “in all of her strengths, and almost all of her weaknesses as well. She’s very passionate. She is very emotional to the point where she can let emotion cloud her judgment.”

Paris has, with impressive speed, acquired more than 50 tattoos, sneaking in the first few while underage. Nine of them are devoted to Michael Jackson, who died when she was 11 years old, sending her, Prince and their youngest brother, Blanket, spiraling out of what had been – as they perceived it – a cloistered, near-idyllic little world. “They always say, ‘Time heals,’” she says. “But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of 'OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.” Michael still visits her in her dreams, she says: “I feel him with me all the time.”

Michael, who saw himself as Peter Pan, liked to call his only daughter Tinker Bell. She has FAITH, TRUST AND PIXIE DUST inked near her clavicle. She has an image from the cover of Dangerous on her forearm, the Bad logo on her hand, and the words QUEEN OF MY HEART – in her dad’s handwriting, from a letter he wrote her – on her inner left wrist. “He’s brought me nothing but joy,” she says. “So why not have constant reminders of joy?" 

She also has tattoos honoring John Lennon, David Bowie and her dad’s sometime rival Prince – plus Van Halen and, on her inner lip, the word MÖTLEY (her boyfriend has CRÜE in the same spot). On her right wrist is a rope-and-jade bracelet that Michael bought in Africa. He was wearing it when he died, and Paris’ nanny retrieved it for her. "It still smells like him,” Paris says.

She fixes her huge blue-green eyes on each of the museum’s attractions without flinching, until she comes to a section of taxidermied pets. “I don’t really like this room,” she says, wrinkling her nose. “I draw the line with animals. I can’t do it. This breaks my heart.” She recently rescued a hyperactive pit-bull-mix puppy, Koa, who has an uneasy coexistence with Kenya, a snuggly Labrador her dad brought home a decade ago.

Paris describes herself as “desensitized” to even the most graphic reminders of human mortality. In June 2013, drowning in depression and a drug addiction, she tried to kill herself at age 15, slashing her wrist and downing 20 Motrin pills. “It was just self-hatred,” she says, “low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.” She had been self-harming, cutting herself, managing to conceal it from her family. Some of her tattoos now cover the scars, as well as what she says are track marks from drug use. Before that, she had already attempted suicide “multiple times,” she says, with an incongruous laugh. “It was just once that it became public.” The hospital had a “three-strike rule,” she recalls, and, after that last attempt, insisted she attend a residential therapy program.

Home-schooled before her father’s death, Paris had agreed to attend a private school starting in seventh grade. She didn’t fit in – at all – and started hanging out with the only kids who accepted her, “a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things,” she says. “I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn’t do. I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn’t really that nice of a person.” She also faced cyberbullying, and still struggles with cruel online comments. “The whole freedom-of-speech thing is great,” she says. “But I don’t think that our Founding Fathers predicted social media when they created all of these amendments and stuff.”

There was another trauma that she’s never mentioned in public. When she was 14, a much older “complete stranger” sexually assaulted her, she says. “I don’t wanna give too many details. But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn’t tell anybody.”

After her last suicide attempt, she spent sophomore year and half of junior year at a therapeutic school in Utah. “It was great for me,” she says. “I’m a completely different person.” Before, she says with a small smile, “I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help.” Her father, she says, also struggled with depression, and she was prescribed the same antidepressants he once took, though she’s no longer on any psych meds.

Now sober and happier than she’s ever been, with menthol cigarettes her main remaining vice, Paris moved out of her grandma Katherine’s house shortly after her 18th birthday, heading to the old Jackson family estate. She spends nearly every minute of each day with her boyfriend, Michael Snoddy, a 26-year-old drummer – he plays with the percussion ensemble Street Drum Corps – and Virginia native whose dyed mohawk, tattoos and perpetually sagging pants don’t obscure boy-band looks and a puppy-dog sweetness. “I never met anyone before who made me feel the way music makes me feel,” says Paris. When they met, he had an ill-considered, now-covered Confederate flag tattoo that raised understandable doubts among the Jacksons. “But the more I actually got to know him,” says Prince, “he’s a really cool guy.”

Paris took a quick stab at community college after graduating high school – a year early – in 2015, but wasn’t feeling it. She is an heir to a mammoth fortune – the Michael Jackson Family Trust is likely worth more than $1 billion, with disbursements to the kids in stages. But she wants to earn her own money, and now that she’s a legal adult, to embrace her other inheritance: celebrity.

And in the end, as the charismatic, beautiful daughter of one of the most famous men who ever lived, what choice did she have? She is, for now, a model, an actress, a work in progress. She can, when she feels like it, exhibit a regal poise that’s almost intimidating, while remaining chill enough to become pals with her giant-goateed tattoo artist. She has impeccable manners – you might guess that she was raised well. She so charmed producer-director Lee Daniels in a recent meeting that he’s begun talking to her manager about a role for her on his Fox show, Star . She plays a few instruments, writes and sings songs (she performs a couple for me on acoustic guitar, and they show promise, though they’re more Laura Marling than MJ), but isn’t sure if she’ll ever pursue a recording contract.

Modeling, in particular, comes naturally, and she finds it therapeutic. “I’ve had self-esteem issues for a really, really long time,” says Paris, who understands her dad’s plastic-surgery choices after watching online trolls dissect her appearance since she was 12. “Plenty of people think I’m ugly, and plenty of people don’t. But there’s a moment when I’m modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer’s telling me – and I feel pretty. And in that sense, it’s selfish.”

But mostly, she shares her father’s heal-the-world impulses (“I’m really scared for the Great Barrier Reef,” she says. “It’s, like, dying. This whole planet is. Poor Earth, man”), and sees fame as a means to draw attention to favored causes. “I was born with this platform,” she says. “Am I gonna waste it and hide away? Or am I going to make it bigger and use it for more important things?”

Her dad wouldn’t have minded. “If you wanna be bigger than me, you can,” he’d tell her. “If you don’t want to be at all, you can. But I just want you to be happy.”

At the moment, Paris lives in the private studio where her dad demoed “Beat It.” The Tudor-style main house in the now-empty Jackson family compound in the LA neighborhood of Encino – purchased by Joe Jackson in 1971 with some of the Jackson 5’s first Motown royalties, and rebuilt by Michael in the Eighties – is under renovation. But the studio, built by Michael in a brick building across the courtyard, happens to be roughly the size of a decent Manhattan apartment, with its own kitchen and bathroom. Paris has turned it into a vibe-y, cozy dorm room.

Traces of her father are everywhere, most unmistakably in the artwork he commissioned. Outside the studio is a framed picture, done in a Disney-like style, of a cartoon castle on a hilltop with a caricatured Michael in the foreground, a small blond boy embracing him.It’s captioned “Of Children, Castles & Kings.” Inside is a mural taking up an entire wall, with another cartoon Michael in the corner, holding a green book titled The Secret of Life and looking down from a window at blooming flowers – at the center of each bloom is a cartoon face of a red-cheeked little girl.

Paris’ chosen decor is somewhat different. There is a picture of Kurt Cobain in the bathroom, a Smashing Pumpkins poster on the wall, a laptop with Against Me! and NeverEnding Story stickers, psychedelic paisley wall hangings, lots of fake candles. Vinyl records (Alice Cooper, the Rolling Stones) serve as wall decorations. In the kitchen, sitting casually on a counter, is a framed platinum record, inscribed to Michael by Quincy Jones (“I found it in the attic,” Paris shrugs).

Above an adjacent garage is a mini-museum Michael created as a surprise gift for his family, with the walls and even ceilings covered with photos from their history. Michael used to rehearse dance moves in that room; now Paris’ boyfriend has his drum kit set up there.

We head out to a nearby sushi restaurant, and Paris starts to describe life in Neverland. She spent her first seven years in her dad’s 2,700-acre fantasy world, with its own amusement park, zoo and movie theater. (“Everything I never got to do as a kid,” Michael called it.) During that time, she didn’t know that her father’s name was Michael, let alone have any grasp of his fame. “I just thought his name was Dad, Daddy,” she says. “We didn’t really know who he was. But he was our world. And we were his world.” (Paris declared last year’s Captain Fantastic , where Viggo Mortensen plays an eccentric dad who tries to create a utopian hideaway for his kids, her “favorite movie ever.”)

“We couldn’t just go on the rides whenever we wanted to,” she recalls, walking on a dark roadside near the Encino compound. She likes to stride along the lane divider, too close to the cars – it drives her boyfriend crazy, and I don’t much like it either. “We actually had a pretty normal life. Like, we had school every single day, and we had to be good. And if we were good, every other weekend or so, we could choose whether we were gonna go to the movie theater or see the animals or whatever. But if you were on bad behavior, then you wouldn’t get to go do all those things." 

In his 2011 memoir, Michael’s brother Jermaine called him "an example of what fatherhood should be. He instilled in them the love Mother gave us, and he provided the kind of emotional fathering that our father, through no fault of his own, could not. Michael was father and mother rolled into one.”

Michael gave the kids the option of going to regular school. They declined. “When you’re at home,” says Paris, “your dad, who you love more than anything, will occasionally come in, in the middle of class, and it’s like, 'Cool, no more class for the day. We’re gonna go hang out with Dad.’ We were like, 'We don’t need friends. We’ve got you and Disney Channel!’” She was, she acknowledges, “a really weird kid.”

Her dad taught her how to cook, soul food, mostly. “He was a kick-ass cook,” she says. “His fried chicken is the best in the world. He taught me how to make sweet potato pie.” Paris is baking four pies, plus gumbo, for grandma Katherine’s Thanksgiving – which actually takes place the day before the holiday, in deference to Katherine’s Jehovah’s Witness beliefs.

Michael schooled Paris on every conceivable genre of music. “My dad worked with Van Halen, so I got into Van Halen,” she says.“He worked with Slash, so I got into Guns N’ Roses. He introduced me to Tchaikovsky and Debussy, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Temptations, Tupac, Run-DMC.”

She says Michael emphasized tolerance. “My dad raised me in a very open-minded house,” she says. “I was eight years old, in love with this female on the cover of a magazine. Instead of yelling at me, like most homophobic parents, he was making fun of me, like, 'Oh, you got yourself a girlfriend.’

"His number-one focus for us,” says Paris, “besides loving us, was education. And he wasn’t like, 'Oh, yeah, mighty Columbus came to this land!’ He was like, 'No. He fucking slaughtered the natives.’” Would he really phrase it that way? “He did have kind of a potty mouth. He cussed like a sailor.” But he was also “very shy.”

Paris and Prince are quite aware of public doubts about their parentage (the youngest brother, Blanket, with his darker skin, is the subject of less speculation). Paris’ mom is Debbie Rowe, a nurse Michael met while she was working for his dermatologist, the late Arnold Klein. They had what sounds like an unconventional three-year marriage, during which, Rowe once testified, they never shared a home. Michael said that Rowe wanted to have his children “as a present” to him. (Rowe said that Paris got her name from the location of her conception.) Klein, her employer, was one of several men – including the actor Mark Lester, who played the title role in the 1968 movie Oliver! – who suggested that they could be Paris’ actual biological father.

Over popcorn shrimp and a Clean Mean Salmon Roll, Paris agrees to address this issue for what she says will be the only time. She could opt for an easy, logical answer, could point out that it doesn’t matter, that either way, Michael Jackson was her father. That’s what her brother – who describes himself as “more objective” than Paris – seems to suggest. “Every time someone asks me that,” Prince says, “I ask, 'What’s the point? What difference does it make?’ Specifically to someone who’s not involved in my life. How does that affect your life? It doesn’t change mine.”

But Paris is certain that Michael Jackson was her biological dad. She believes it with a fervency that is both touching and, in the moment, utterly convincing. “He is my father,” she says, making fierce eye contact. “He will always be my father. He never wasn’t, and he never will not be. People that knew him really well say they see him in me, that it’s almost scary.

"I consider myself black,” she says, adding later that her dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, 'You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, 'OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. 'Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.

"Most people that don’t know me call me white,” Paris concedes. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.” She points out that it’s far from unheard of for mixed-race kids to look like her – accurately noting that her complexion and eye color are similar to the TV actor Wentworth Miller’s, who has a black dad and a white mom.

At first, she had no relationship with Rowe. “When I was really, really young, my mom didn’t exist,” Paris recalls. Eventually, she realized “a man can’t birth a child” – and when she was 10 or so, she asked Prince, “We gotta have a mom, right?” So she asked her dad. “And he’s like, 'Yeah.’ And I was like, 'What’s her name?’ And he’s just like, 'Debbie.’ And I was like, 'OK, well, I know the name.’” After her father’s death, she started researching her mom online, and they got together when Paris was 13.

In the wake of her treatment in Utah, Paris decided to reach out again to Rowe. “She needed a mother figure,” says Prince, who declines to comment on his own relationship, or lack thereof, with Rowe. (Paris’ manager declined to make Rowe available for an interview, and Rowe did not respond to our request for comment.) “I’ve had a lot of mother figures,” Paris counters, citing her grandmother and nannies, among others, “but by the time my mom came into my life, it wasn’t a 'mommy’ thing. It’s more of an adult relationship.” Paris sees herself in Rowe, who just completed a course of chemo in a fight against breast cancer: “We’re both very stubborn.”

Paris isn’t sure how Michael felt about Rowe, but says Rowe was “in love” with her dad. She’s also sure that Michael loved Lisa Marie Presley, whom he divorced two years before Paris’ birth: “In the music video 'You Are Not Alone,’ I can see how he looked at her, and he was totally whipped,” she says with a fond laugh.

Paris Jackson was around nine years old when she realized that much of the world didn’t see her father the way she did. “My dad would cry to me at night,” she says, sitting at the counter of a New York coffee shop in mid-December, cradling a tiny spoon in her hand. She starts to cry too. “Picture your parent crying to you about the world hating him for something he didn’t do. And for me, he was the only thing that mattered. To see my entire world in pain, I started to hate the world because of what they were doing to him. I’m like, 'How can people be so mean?’” She pauses. “Sorry, I’m getting emotional.”

Paris and Prince have no doubts that their father was innocent of the multiple child-molestation allegations against him, that the man they knew was the real Michael. Again, they are persuasive – if they could go door-to-door talking about it, they could sway the world.“Nobody but my brothers and I experienced him reading A Light in the Attic to us at night before we went to bed,” says Paris.“Nobody experienced him being a father to them. And if they did, the entire perception of him would be completely and forever changed.” I gently suggest that what Michael said to her on those nights was a lot to put on a nine-year-old. “He did not bullshit us,” she replies. “You try to give kids the best childhood possible. But you also have to prepare them for the shitty world.”

Michael’s 2005 molestation trial ended in an acquittal, but it shattered his reputation and altered the course of his family’s lives. He decided to leave Neverland for good. They spent the next four years traveling the world, spending long stretches of time in the Irish countryside, in Bahrain, in Las Vegas. Paris didn’t mind – it was exciting, and home was where her dad was.

By 2009, Michael was preparing for an ambitious slate of comeback performances at London’s O2 Arena. “He kind of hyped it up to us,” recalls Paris. “He was like, 'Yeah, we’re gonna live in London for a year.’ We were super-excited – we already had a house out there we were gonna live in.” But Paris remembers his “exhaustion” as rehearsals began. “I’d tell him, 'Let’s take a nap,’” she says.“Because he looked tired. We’d be in school, meaning downstairs in the living room, and we’d see dust falling from the ceiling and hear stomping sounds because he was rehearsing upstairs.”

Paris has a lingering distaste for AEG Live, the promoters behind the planned This Is It tour – her family lost a wrongful-death suit against them, with the jury accepting AEG’s argument that Michael was responsible for his own death. “AEG Live does not treat their performers right,” she alleges. “They drain them dry and work them to death.” (A rep for AEG declined comment.) She describes seeing Justin Bieber on a recent tour and being “scared” for him. “He was tired, going through the motions. I looked at my ticket, saw AEG Live, and I thought back to how my dad was exhausted all the time but couldn’t sleep.”

Paris blames Dr. Conrad Murray – who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in her father’s death – for the dependency on the anesthetic drug propofol that led to it. She calls him “the 'doctor,’” with satirical air quotes. But she has darker suspicions about her father’s death. “He would drop hints about people being out to get him,” she says. “And at some point he was like, 'They’re gonna kill me one day.’” (Lisa Marie Presley told Oprah Winfrey of a similar conversation with Michael, who expressed fears that unnamed parties were targeting him to get at his half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalog, worth hundreds of millions.)

Paris is convinced that her dad was, somehow, murdered. “Absolutely,” she says. “Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”

But who would have wanted Michael Jackson dead? Paris pauses for several seconds, maybe considering a specific answer, but just says, “A lot of people.” Paris wants revenge, or at least justice. “Of course,” she says, eyes glowing. “I definitely do, but it’s a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”

Michael had his kids wear masks in public, a protective move Paris considered “stupid” but later came to understand. So it made all the more of an impression when a brave little girl spontaneously stepped to the microphone at her dad’s televised memorial service, on July 7th, 2009. “Ever since I was born,” she said, “Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine, and I just wanted to say I love him so much.”

She was 11 years old, but she knew what she was doing. “I knew afterward there was gonna be plenty of shit-talking,” Paris says, “plenty of people questioning him and how he raised us. That was the first time I ever publicly defended him, and it definitely won’t be the last.” For Prince, his younger sister showed in that moment that she had “more strength than any of us.”

The day after her trip to the Museum of Death, Paris, Michael Snoddy and Tom Hamilton, her model-handsome, man-bunned 31-year-old manager, head over to Venice Beach. We stroll the boardwalk, and Snoddy recalls a brief stint as a street performer here when he first moved to LA, drumming on buckets. “It wasn’t bad,” he says. “I averaged out to a hundred bucks a day.”

Paris has her hair extensions in a ponytail. She’s wearing sunglasses with circular lenses, a green plaid shirt over leggings, and a Rasta-rainbow backpack. Her mood is darker today. She’s not talking much, and clinging tight to Snoddy, who’s in a Willie Nelson tee with the sleeves cut off.

We head toward the canals, lined with ultramodern houses that Paris doesn’t like. “They’re too harsh and bougie,” she says. “It doesn’t scream, 'Hey, come for dinner!’” She’s delighted to spot a group of ducks. “Hello, friends!” she shouts. “Come play with us!"Among them are what appear to be an avian couple in love, paddling through the shallow water in close formation. Paris sighs and squeezes Snoddy’s hand. "Goals,” she says. “Hashtag 'goals.’”

Her spirits are lifting, and we walk back toward the beach to watch the sunset. Paris and Snoddy hop on a concrete barrier facing the orange-pink spectacle. It’s a peaceful moment, until a middle-aged woman in neon jogging clothes and knee-length socks walks over.She grins at the couple as she presses a button on some kind of tiny stereo strapped to her waist, unleashing a dated-sounding trance song. Paris laughs and turns to her boyfriend. As the sun disappears, they start to dance.

From being a kick-ass cook to a strict dad, here are the 5 things we learned about the King of Pop from Paris Jackson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0kjc3VEwFM


New Order

In The Last Jedi, Rey teams up with Luke Skywalker – but he’s not the man we remember. And that’s not the only shock. Total Film talks to the key players about the Star Wars movie that changes everything. 

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“Luke Skywalker has vanished,” announced the opening crawl to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And vanished he remained, for pretty much the entire running time of the seventh instalment in the space saga. 

Sure, his presence hung heavily over that film, the first Star Wars movie in a decade, and the first to follow on from the events of 1983’s Return Of The Jedi. Luke ended that particular film a pretty well-balanced Jedi Knight, having helped destroy the evil Empire while resolving some of his daddy issues with Darth Vader. He was last spotted at a victory celebration on Endor, watched over by the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Vader/Anakin. What could go wrong?

Cut to 30 years later and the events of The Force Awakens, and Luke is nowhere to be seen – save for a brief flashback – until the final moment when he’s handed his trusty lightsaber by Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young scavenger from the desert planet Jakku who has recently discovered Force sensitivities of her own. The long hair and grey beard can’t disguise the tormented scowl of the galaxy’s original golden boy. 

This is not the Luke we remember. As Mark Hamill himself puts it to TF, “It’s shocking to hear Luke say, ‘I know only one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end’ – the last time we saw him, he was the most optimistic character. He was sort of at the peak of his powers, and you would imagine that he’d then become a Jedi master and train other people and so forth. What has happened to him that has so traumatised him into where he is now?” 

That is the question that drives The Last Jedi, aka Episode VIII. In 2015, J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens was a critical and commercial smash, putting Star Wars back on top (after the plastic prequels squandered fan goodwill), scoring more than $2bn at the global box office and an overwhelmingly positive response. 

Last year’s standalone ‘Story’ Rogue One was also a hit to the tune of $1bn, proving that the world was ready for adventures outside the core episodic structure. But now we’re back to the narrative throughline of Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe… and of course, Leia and Luke. (The journey of the former, who we’ve seen go from orphan to princess to spy to senator to general of the Resistance during the franchise, is apparently unaltered in The Last Jedi, despite Carrie Fisher’s death meaning this will be her last Star Wars movie.) 

“Watching the film, there’s going to be a very emotional reaction to
what she does in this movie,” says TLJ director Rian Johnson. The indie auteur behind Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, he’s something of a Padawan when it comes to blockbuster filmmaking on this scale. 

Johnson’s the only person besides George Lucas to have a solo writer-director credit on a Star Wars movie, and it seems he used that autonomy to make some pretty bold choices, even in a series celebrated for its twists. 

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anonymous asked:

I really want to get into astrology and know about it as much as you do(you really inspire me) but I don't know where to start. and after the basics, where do I learn the more complex stuff? thanks

Aaaaaahh your kindness inspires me!!! And I’m so glad you’re so interested in astrology!

I am going to assume that by “the basics” you mean the definitions of the planets, signs, and houses, and probably also what a planet in a house means and a planet in a sign and so on. So I’ll assume that by “more complex stuff” you mean aspects and/or major aspect patterns, interceptions, duplications, asteroid stuff, progressions, transits, draconic charts, etc etc.

OK, so. I’ll be honest.
I learned mostly from Google.
In the early stages of my learning, I was looking to bloggers to answer my questions, but I couldn’t find anyone who knew a lot of the complex stuff and would give me the in-depth answers I wanted, to I just googled the cheese out of it. I’m talking clicking every article for 10+ pages on one topic.
Now, I admit one can learn an awful lot that way, but it is not exactly efficient, and I certainly want to give you more direction than I got.

So, here is a brief set of references that can help you learn astrology more efficiently than I did.

1. Astrology books. The internet has a lot of stuff on it, but I have never found more information than when I have paid for it. There are a lot of astrology books on amazon, but I honestly found the most books in a sort of hippie-shop in a city near me called the Dancing Moon. If you have a hippie-shop near you, definitely check it out. Also, used book stores sometimes have interesting collections of astro books.
A few books that I have and enjoy:

  • Astrology of the Moon by Amy Herring–talks about moon signs and houses as well as progressed moon signs and houses, really helped me out concerning progressions
  • Astrology, Karma, and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo–really in-depth look at the outer planets, karma and reincarnation in the birth chart
  • The Book of Pluto by Steven Forrest–REALLY in-depth look at Pluto

I don’t have many astrology books because books are expensive and astrology books are not easy for me to find, but I adore the books I do have, and they make it a lot easier for me to learn (as I get distracted easily on the computer)

2. Websites made for learning astrology. To be honest, I don’t use these much, so I don’t really know if they go as in-depth as I assume, but you may find them helpful.



3. Websites and articles. There are particular websites I return to frequently, because I find them so helpful. I bookmark a LOT of things, and I keep those bookmarks organized for easy reference.
Here are a few sites that help me:

  • http://astrofix.net/ –this is GREAT for studying aspects because it uses short phrases to explain how a planets energy works with another planets energy. There is also a series of posts on Nodes and rulers of houses in houses which is really great. Hover over the “Explore” button to navigate to these.
  • http://surrealspotlight.blogspot.com/search/label/astrology –this blog no longer updates, but it has a lot of really interesting posts discussing things well beyond planet in house/sign.
  • http://wordsforthepeople.com/site-map/ –Scroll down to “Articles” and “Blog” and you will see a list of complex and often spiritual astro topics, many of which regard transits.
  • http://wordsforthepeople.com/site-map/I like this one less, but it does have some interesting articles. More transit stuff, among other things.
  • http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article_topic.php?article_topic=Astrology –These articles are short, but so specific and interesting, I love them.
  • https://skywriter.wordpress.com/ –another that talks a lot about transits (there are a lot of sites about these) but if you dig into her blog you can find some other stuff, too, specifically about how to calculate your dominant planet (without using astro.com) and a discussion of stelliums and alpha planets.
  • http://www.healwithastrology.com/blog/ –so this is a little more basic but it is great because it offers advice. Like, legitimate advice that I have found very helpful, not just “You’re an Aries (sun), so try to keep your cool” but very spiritual and meaningful advice. the links on the side labelled 2nd house, 12th house, moon signs, and sun through the houses are most relevant.
  • http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/ohmystars/astrology/ –more interesting articles on astrology, some of which regard current events and transits. I originally found this because I was looking for more info on yods, and it gave a different perspective than most other sites (most sites say “yods are great, they speak of untold power!” and one blogger on this site write something along the lines of “yeah, yods can be great, but they are so awkward to work with because in order to make those aspects the planets have to be in signs that don’t work well together”
  • http://feeds.ezinearticles.com/category/Arts-and-Entertainment:Astrology.xml –this has a bit of numerology riddled in, but a decent amount of neat astro articles
  • http://pegasusastrology.com/articles –a few articles from a tumblr blogger I follow. I really enjoyed the draconic astrology one and the “Discovering the themes in your chart” one.
  • https://www.scribd.com/doc/31151867/2204105-Pluto-Sign-House-Aspect –ok so I linked you to a very specific and possibly “basic” article about Pluto here, but I love it so much I had to include it.  I honestly have no idea how to navigate the main site, Scribd, and sometimes when I click on stuff it says I have to be a member to view the whole document and sometimes it doesn’t, but this article and many of the “suggested” articles to the side and at the bottom are unrestricted and quite fun to read.
  • http://teachmeastrology.com/midpoint-calculator/#47 – this is a midpoint calculator. Midpoints are something I am only just getting into, so I can’t say much, but it tells you all your midpoints and has short descriptions of them. A good place to begin, I guess.
  • http://astromatrix.org/ –has descriptions of all the transit and natal aspects. Handy reference.
  • http://astro-charts.com/--handy for spotting major aspect patterns in a chart, as the computer does it for you. However, astro.com makes more accurate charts, and astro-charts isn’t perfect when it comes to spotting aspect patterns–for example, I have a stellium, five planets in a house, and it didn’t catch it. So this is helpful, but make sure to do some work yourself as well to be certain.


4. Bloggers and forums. There are lots of places where you can talk to other people about astrology. I have never used any forums myself, but I do read some forum posts for reference. I do talk to plenty of tumblr bloggers, though.


Here are a few blogs that usually go beyond planets in signs/houses–unfortunately I haven’t found many.


5. Google will always be your friend. As will I! Asking either of us questions is always a pretty decent way to find stuff out.

Aaaannd that wasn’t as brief as I thought it would be. Oh well. Probably a good thing.

I hope this helps!

DILF- Shawn Mendes

A/N: Hey guys! This is my first imagine on Tumblr. It is 2204 words. Not sure if that’s long or short. I really don’t know what to say 😂 Feel free to message me with any feedback and I hope you enjoy! 


“Daddy comes home today, baby,” I expressed to my almost year old daughter while I bounced her on my hip.

“Aren’t you so excited?” she only replied with cute giggles and two-teethed smiles.

One thing about Avery was she loved her dad more than anything in the world. Anything about him made her happy. She loved to FaceTime with him or just listen to one of his songs. There had been many occasions when she wouldn’t sleep, but I put on her father’s music and she was out like a light.

I looked at my baby, being captivated by her beauty. Sure she was still young, but I could see her looking like her father more and more every day. She had his curly brown hair, the kind that swooped across her forehead, and his beautiful light brown eyes. Avery had Shawn’s smile and his cute little nose. He always said she looked like me and “Thank God because you’re the cute one.” I didn’t agree with either of those statements. I was glad she looked like him. If I was missing him, I had a little mini him around to dull the longing I felt.

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anonymous asked:

Hello I hope I'm not bothering you, but I was wondering which bakushima/kiribaku fanfics your favorite are on AO3 ? You're an amazing writer so I'm curious as to what you would recommend to read and what you think of the fics! :)

anon, you are totally not a bother! i honestly don’t have as many kiribaku fics bookmarked as i thought, but here is a quick list of some of the ones i’ve really enjoyed–

by this point i hope everyone just reads eggstasy’s stuff by default; a heart swelled to bursting is my definitive kiribaku recommendation, but i’ll also put in a plug for like ribbons, which is one of my favorite aus and exactly my kind of emotional fic, and all of their canon verse fic (marketable and downhill, especially) because the class dynamic in those is perfect and they are great pick-me-up fics for a rainy day. but i also recommend everything on their ao3 in general– it’s all good stuff and their characterization is hands down my favorite. 

shizuumi151 is another favorite of mine– you looked at me is a no-Quirks college au that i enjoy a lot! the kirishima voice in that fic is amazing and the energy of the story is really great.

crunchwrapsupreme is, again, awesome. one to ten is a great getting together fic and a really sweet depiction of kirishima and bakugou’s evolving relationship. i want you to show me is my exact favorite sort of sex scene that has a lot of good emotions and characterization backing it up. 

ragtag by sportsanimeruinedmylife is a great fic to read when you’ve got a lot of time to dive in– it’s an action adventure story that reads like the best superhero comics, with a well thought-out plot and lots of screentime for various characters. 

found your fingerprints (all on me) by starsupernova is another au i really enjoy– no-Quirks, future fic with a lot of subtle emotions and good characterization. plus i’m always interested in the scenario of kirishima and bakugou falling away from each other but then finding their way back together, and this fic does an amazing job of depicting that. 

oh, and theroyalsavage’s stuff!! particularly detonate and not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. the latter is a great no-Quirks au based on ten things i hate about you (with an awesome kirishima pov), and the former is just, really poetic and poignant and i love it.

and those are the ones that i can think of off the top of my head! i’m sure there’s lots of other great ones out there (and you can feel free to drop me recs at any time), but this would be my starter set for the ship. 

Weakness - Part 5

Summary: You’re an old acquaintance of Barry Allen and The Flash’s enemy, but when you’re together you’re way more than that. You’re struggling with your evilness and Barry wants to help. Will you let him?

Pairings: Barry Allen x reader

Word count: 1182

A/N: Hello! The next part is here after a long ass time, sorry about that lol I hope you like this part and how the story is going, let me know what you think! x

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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anonymous asked:

last night i found this lesbian gal named stevie on youtube and watched all her "lesbian sex" episodes, and it cleared so many unanswered questions for me. it was super awesome, if there are any gay girls out there that have questions go on her channel!!!! she also has a lot of other gay stuff so check that out too lmao :)

I love Stevie! She’s a great sex educator and a hilarious human, I’ll link her vids for y’all here if you are interested in learning more about how girls have sex with other girls!

How to Have Lesbian Sex

How to Finger A Girl

How to Have Strap On Sex

literally how to scissor (I’m dying at the title)

As of right now, all of these videos (I’ve only seen the first two but I’m literally abt to watch 3 and 4 rn lol) are about how two people with vaginas have sex with each other, but it is a series and I know she said she is going to talk about other ways lesbians (cis and trans alike) have sex. In my experience with her she tends to be pretty good about trans inclusion, and she almost always does a disclaimer about how terms like “lesbian sex” are misleading because they assume all sex between two women is “lesbian” (do two bi women have lesbian sex??? l m a o terminology) and also how lesbian sex is always with two vaginas, when that’s not how it looks for all lesbians and that’s an inaccurate portrayal.

Anyway yall, check her out, she’s awesome!

Like In The Movies

Author: @dylan-trash-tbh

Pairing: Stuart x Reader

Words: 3147


A/N : and now everyone: ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE AND THIS IS NOT EDITED. Please keep that in mind. There are probably some mistakes.

the lovely @lovelydob and @morethanonefandom sent me some promts 💕😊I really hope you aren’t disappointed with this.. 

Thank you for giving me the courage to post this piggie  🐷💖you already know how much I love you @golddaggers


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Hello there oh so mysterious anon-chan (whomI’llpretendIdon’tknow), and yes, there are definitely a lot of amazing Ereri/Riren blogs!

Originally posted by fashionaliexpress

Below are some of my favorites/mutuals (in no particular order), feel free to stalk them! 

@nutella-and-ereri : Ok, first of all I consider this person to be The King (™) of Ereri and Riren content. There’s literally everything Ereri/Riren related, and this person is very nice so I don’t think they’ll mind you stalking them! 

@aurieackerman : If the blog above is The King (™), then this blog is The Queen (™). Aurie here makes amazing gifs, gets permission from artists to post their work (LENA!!!), text posts, and reblogs amazing fanarts. Also, you get some of the SNK news and merchandise from here. Definitely a blog I love to visit daily <3

@ereri-x and @Aurie-x : Both of these are side blogs of Aurie that I think you’ll enjoy, there are NSFW material there.

@eren–gayger : Is a multishipper as well, has lots of Ereri, Levi, and Eren fanart reblogs! 

@roredwarrior3 : DID SOMEONE SAY FANART?!?! Holy shit, this is an amazing artist for Attack on titan, and draws many many art of Levi, Eren, and Ereri. Very beautiful, and you could spend hours in THAT archive. 100/10 would recommend, she’s amazing <3 100% fan of her!

@fuckyeahererifanfic : Also known as, the source of all ereri/riren fanfics (in my opinion). Seriously, looking for a good read? They have it! Looking for a story? They’ll find it! Looking for recommends? They have thousands! I’ve discovered some of my favorite Ereri/Riren fanfics thanks to them! They are totally worth mentioning and following~

@dinklebert : Like Rored, this is also an AMAZING artist!! Draws NSFW and SFW art, with Levi, Eren, and Ereri. A very nice, humble person, stalk and follow them! I’m a total fan!

@riren-is-canon : Good blog for finding reblogged fan art and funny material. What I love about this blog is that there is a lot of content that is gold that you won’t find in other’s easily. 

@ereri-obsession : I think the name speaks for itself XD 100% Ereri and Riren blog, you’d find anything related to ereri here!! Lots of doujinshi reblogs, amazing fan art can be found here too!

@im-always-a-slut-for-ereri : Self-explanatory name here too XD Some NSFW, Levi and Eren art, and lots and lots of Ereri/Riren! You can totally relate to their name lmao, there’s no lie in it!

@ereriandstuff : ….Don’t you just love these straight-forward names??? Obviously, ereri blog, good reblogs, great material, and the other 1% stuff is funny stuff!! Here you’ll find things individually for Levi and Eren and them combined. 

@ittybittyteapot : Elle here is an awesome blog for Ereri/Riren too. Seriously, I gurantee you’ll find things that you didn’t see here. Text posts, fan art, screen caps, etc are all available here!

@dallyingdivergent : Is a veteran from the year 2013, this blog is a gold mine for Ereri and other stuff…Amazing fan art, text posts, funny ereri material, all in all a very well-rounded blog! You’ll find LOTS of good stuff here!

@simsmono : Did someone say SIMS?!?! This is an awesome awesome blog for Ereri/Riren, Levi and Eren! ALL sims are all 100% made by simsmono, and LOTS AND LOTS OF LEVI! Love this blog to bits and pieces <3 Very nice person too!

@ereri : Ayyyyy this blog has everything. Seriously, fan arts, fanfiction, events, headcanons, prompts, official art, rebloged art, interviews, etc. Totally would recommend this blog, you could stalk them for days!

@soft-eren : ….and hard Levi. Sorry, I had to say that XD. A veteran of Ereri for 3 years, is very active and the archive is so long you literally would need hours upon hours to finish it! Funny, cool content and priceless reblogs!

@forever-ereri : Is multifandom and mutli-shipper, but very heavy on the Ereri aspect of the blog. The blog is super organized so you can easily navigate to onl the Ereri aspect of the blog if you’re iffy about other ships!!

@morebeesthanyoucouldimagine : Kayu here is awesome. Plain and simple. Awesome text posts, reblogs cool and fluffy ereri fanart. Seriously heart-warming Ereri! Totally recommend!

@bottom-eren-is-life : Self-explanatory name! This blog is mostly Riren, and oohhh bbooyy is it awesome! Lots and Lots of reblogged fanart that you’d love!!

@a-rikachu : DID SOMEONE SAY TALENTED ARTIST??? Cause you just made them appear! This blog has lots and lots of Ereri/Rien self-made art, good reblogs, funny stuff, and some NSFW. Totally recommend this blog, amazing artist! 100/10

@yaboylevi : Multi-shipper, but you gotta love vivi’s tagging system. Has ereri meta, official news, good fanart reblogs, text posts, offifical merchanize. This blog is well-rounded and you’d definitely find something you’d love!

@levi-nyanchou : Ahhh I love this blog! A veteran of SNK, this blog not only has ereri (search it in the tags), but has so many other SNK related stuff!! Also, other non snk stuff that are really cool, funny, interesting, and heart-warming. It always brightens my day when I see this blog on my dash!

@deerazeen : MAKE SOME SPACE AMAZING ERERI ARTIST COMING THROUGH! Love this blog to bits, is multi-fandom but is such an amazing artist!!! 100/10 would recommend this artist to anyone, really beautiful with an aamazing personality!

@ereribuns : This blog is so cute holy shit, makes Ereri art by themselves, but as these really cute cats! is relatively a new blog but is so worth the follow! Is an ask blog too, so if you wanna swing by when asks are open you’d be able to!  So heartwarming!

@pinkheichou​ : So Lin is a very talented writer, writes amazing angst and NSFW material! Has lots of amazing fanart reblogs and text posts too, good source! Browse and stalk their archive :3

Ok I really wanna continue giving you summaries and everything but I’m tired, my hand is tired, my life is tired. So, Here is a list of other AMAZING Ereri/Riren blogs that I absoulately love as wel and totally recommend!!! 

@shingeki-no-riren-ereri  , @ereriftw  , @hella-ereri-love  , @ererishippingismyair  , @ereri-for-the-win  , @ererifanatic  , @ereri-aot  , @humanities-brat  , @iambic-sonnet  , @ereri-riren @aot-daddies , @lenaackerman , @sailorheichou  , @hella-ereri-love , @stop-levi-is-mine  , @erenmyeren , @attackondatassssss  , @demon-levi  , @everythingereri 


Seriously, go follow all of these!! Sorryguysbutyou’regonnagetastalkerbutshe’ssweetsobarewithit

So what next, is someone gonna ask me for LeviHan blog recommendations? Not that I mind I follow lots of LeviHan too

Well, since I hit 666 follower and the millenium trash can is my most faved pic over the last days, I thought about diving into the shipping trash hell again and make another Dark Magician x Celtic Guardian picture. But this time with two colour palettes I liked (and painting with palettes is actually quite a lot of fun from time to time). They were named ‘guidance’ (fo the CG) and ‘sweetest chill’ (for DM) - which I found fitting.

Not my ship actually, because I can’t think of some real charcter traits for the CG, but I never skip a chance to draw Dark Magician >.>

Anyway, they’re not in the shipping list, are they? Well. We need a name and content then? Fandom, do your thing?

On the Constitution

The tl;dr preface to this is that I posted some stuff that made pew pew people very upset. I, like literally all of you, don’t have all the answers to this very unique situation in which we’re the only country that has this easy access to guns and this many shootings, along with people trying to say those two are unrelated.

Originally posted by lifetimetv

This is not an anti-gun blog, I post about law school and the lawyering profession. So in that spirit, I would like to talk about the Constitution in light of the MANY misguided comments made.

You see, the Constitution is great and all that, but also, it kinda isn’t. This is coming from an actual lawyer who swore to protect it. Yeah, I will. But it doesn’t mean I think it’s perfect. Neither were the Founding Fathers. The Founding Fathers were 30, 40-something white dudes basically opening a start-up. And they had to put stuff down. I don’t think they were any smarter or more moral than lots of legal minds we have today. And they definitely were not psychics who could see the future and account for everything. I’m sure they had fun, though.

Originally posted by independent-chapstick

What makes the Constitution and Constitutional Law so interesting is how the judicial system forces itself to work within it, because yes, you need SOME rules or it’d be CHAOS. It comes down to interpretation.

It’s kind of like this - we have a set of rules in a kindergarten class. And one of them says:

Be Nice to Your Friends.

Solid rule. Now, it does NOT technically say, you can’t take your classmate Billy’s toy. You’re not friends with Billy. You don’t even like the dude. You hate him. He sucks. But then you took his toy, and awesome, there is nothing in the class rules that says you can’t take stuff from classmates. If you really want to get philosophical, you may question whether taking a mind-numbing toy that does no good for childhood development away from a dumb kid who has too many toys anyway would necessary be in violation of “be nice.”

Originally posted by mydearleonardo

But we all know, this rule will be and should be INTERPRETED to mean many more things: 1) being “nice” includes not taking things that don’t belong to you; and 2) “Friends” extends to classmates in your class, because if we interpreted it as only your friends, that’s just really bad public policy. How do you define “friend”? How would you prove or disprove it? And do we really want kids being shitty to each other for no reason?

The easier thing to do here is to interpret the rule in a way that applies to this situation, which is what SCOTUS most often does. But at some point if you get too many fights about it, you can just make a new rule that says No Taking Things That Don’t Belong To You. No big deal.

Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs

So there have been amendments to the Constitution, and many of these amendments, and mixtures thereof, have been used/interpreted to mean a bunch of things. We’ve used it to allow for both shitty and not-shitty things throughout the years. Public sentiment and politics play a large role on this. Plessy v. Ferguson allowed segregation, and Brown v. Board of Education disallowed it. Flippity flop. In other words, it’s not the Constitution and its amendments, but how we decide to interpret it as a country. This definitely had me sort of rolling my eyes in class, because you can see what sort of creative arguments the justices had to make to justify interpreting certain decisions that way. And this is why we have dissents - very long ones - from SCOTUS justices. SCOTUS justices, who (for the most part, ehem) are extremely qualified legal minds, disagree with one another.

Originally posted by profeminist

Also, amendments get repealed. And I mean…they’re called amendments. The 18th amendment banned drinking and the 21st un-did it. Also, the original frame of the Constitution restricted Congress from limiting importation of SLAVES. We had to get amendments in place to abolish slavery.

Calling the rights given by the Constitution as “God-given” is laughable at best. The Founding Fathers were not deities. They probably never thought we would have transgender people or automatic rifles. For a start-up doc, the Constitution was pretty lacking - for one thing, it didn’t even define who was eligible to vote. So states only allowed white males with property to vote.

Originally posted by plumkat


So no, I don’t really care for the 2nd Amendment. I know what this means. I don’t think it’s as important a right as the right to be able to walk around, go to country music concerts, send your kids to school, go out to a night club, etc. without the fear that someone might come and shoot semi-automatic rifles at me/my loved ones. It’s not the guns, right, it’s the people. It’s the people who are crazy/evil, except in America it’s shockingly easy for them to get a semi-automatic rifle vs. in another country.

The people who are upset/annoyed with me about this, I get it, but don’t think of the Constitution/any amendment as this immovable, holy thing. It’s not. It’s a set of rules, and rules change.