but i persever

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The Most Overlooked & Underrated Characters in ‘Get Out’ Are Black Women
By B. Willis

[U]nlike Logan and Walter, who apparently needed a camera’s flash to “wake up,” Georgina was the only one whose black consciousness broke through without an external trigger. She also seemed to have the greatest internal struggle when she was in close proximity to Chris. Which means she was fighting the hardest but it wasn’t even for herself. That is what’s heartbreaking.

I’m not sure that Peele did this intentionally, but Georgina is the embodiment of the two-edged sword that is the “strong black woman” stereotype. It’s this idea that Black women can’t be broken, that we don’t crack under pressure, that we make the best of our circumstances, or that we don’t need support. While this stereotype is founded in some truth (black women are some of the most magical and persevering beings I know), it also builds up a myth about black women and our ability to maneuver through life. We can be broken. We do crack under pressure. Sometimes, our circumstances get the best of us. And no matter how stable we are, we ALWAYS need support.

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22/100 days of productivity

quite confused with maths right now and my brain is fried from the four tests i’ve had to go through today but i’m persevering because i have a math test tomorrow aND ITS YOONGI’S BIRTHDAY 🎉 MY DARLIN’, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU CUTE LITTLE PIECE OF BUB!!

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Bok Joo. Mom didn’t come to see me. She came here for money. To borrow money. My assumption was completely wrong. Even though I missed Mom to death, I persevered through it. I thought it was the same for her. Only I was happy to see her. It’s so embarrassing. I’m embarrassed…for myself.

04.14.2017

SW: 223
GW: 160
CW: 158!!! 👍😱

I did it! I don’t know how but I lost eleven lbs in three weeks and was able to hit my goal weight by my last doctor’s appt! The picture showing 159.8 was three days ago, and yesterday I weighed in at 158. I’m so proud of myself for accomplishing what I set out to do. I did NOT think I would be able to get back to this weight no matter how much I worked. Despite the self doubt I persevered, I worked very hard, and I did what I set out to do. It is possible; keep working for what you want. I’ve learned that there are no easy ways out. You just have to remind yourself that you are in control, and your decisions are the only thing that will help get you to your goal or take you further away from it.

anonymous asked:

What inspired the design for Patience? I mean, how did you go about figuring out the design for them? I've always been nearly at a loss when trying to figure out, for instance, what color scheme they'd have. I mean, it's not like Frisk or Chara wear Red, so I can't just default to Light Blue for Patience...

patience – or “ribbon kid” as we fondly call them – was originally drawn quite a while ago. i love designing characters so this was pretty fun! here was my first pass at them:

(heart eyes are totally canon.)

i did the character design this time. minty came up with the clothes and i came up with ribbon kid’s general colour scheme. the outfit and colours have significance. 

i always wanted this child to have light blue hair! minty wanted the child to have a more natural hair colour, but i persevered until minty fell in love with them. it just took a little patience.

apparently the last time i touched this file was shortly after caretaker began! that was probably the same day i came up with their design.

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE. It’s Valentine’s day and #TransformationTuesday after all.
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I had tried losing weight for love three times before. First for a teenage crush, second for a wedding and third for a love of my daughters. I’d get to a point and no further. My motivations were all based on others.
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I started this time with a newfound love: a love of self and a belief that I deserved to live my greatest life. And while my 225 pounds weight loss only took me a little over a year, the journey has not stopped. Through plateaus and setbacks, I persevered. Through the loss of friends and my marriage, I did not give up. Through muscle soreness and mental exhaustion, I did not relent. While my cup ran over with excuses, I refused to drink.
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Why?
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I committed to myself and the people I love that as long as I lived, I would be a man of integrity and strength. I believe I have a responsibility to myself and them to be and do and become my very best self.
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Settle in my friends. This party is just getting started.
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2017 IS OUR TIME.

a guide to elsword job class personalities

Elsword

LK: i am the best swordsman ever b/c i persevered notice me senpai (sister complex)

RS: aisha’s magic thing is cool i wanna do that too FIRE

IS: i think my sword wants my soul but that’s fine cuz now i’m the goth one

Aisha

EM: i know way more magic than you so shut up and listen to me dammit

VP: i think this demon bat is talking to me … so yeah imma change into these revealing clothes for power

DK: rainbows and sunshine and unicorns that are out for your blood *creepy smile*

Rena

WS: leg day every day thank you mother nature

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This is for “Ash’s Negan Writing Challenge” . The prompt is “ Negan x OC with a mental health illness.”

Negan x Bee

Warnings ~ Negan language, self harm, bit of angst, fluffy Negan (for those of you that prefer a more assholey Negan)

1500 words

I am writing more to this but wasn’t sure it would be done in time. So be on the lookout for another chapter!

I’m only tagging @flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash & @negans-network as I’m not sure who would like this.

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The Most Overlooked And Underrated Characters In ‘Get Out’ Are Black Women
Truly understanding the film means paying these women closer attention.

“During the climax of “Get Out,” Chris finds photos of all of Rose’s black victims in a small closet of her bedroom. Georgina being the only woman in a sea of men made me think two things:

 1. Black women know better. We know better than black men and we don’t trust white women as easily. I was not surprised that Rose was only able to capture one black woman for every twenty black men because as I said above, black women be knowing.

2. Despite us knowing better, we are STILL vulnerable. We’re still out here trying to survive. We have the same foot on our necks that’s on that of our brothers. And the *most* vulnerable of us are queer black women.


When Chris finds out his phone has been unplugged and suspects Georgina is the culprit, she confronts him in an effort to apologize.                                       Her apology/confrontation not awkward enough, random tears fall down Georgina’s stoic face when Chris mentions he gets uncomfortable around too many white people. “No, no, no, no, no,” she repeats with a vacant smile but still inexplicably crying. What I hadn’t realized while watching these two scenes in the theater was that unlike Logan and Walter, who apparently needed a camera’s flash to “wake up,” Georgina was the only one whose black consciousness broke through without an external trigger. 


She also seemed to have the greatest internal struggle when she was in close proximity to Chris. Which means she was fighting the hardest but it wasn’t even for herself. That is what’s heartbreaking.  I’m not sure that Peele did this intentionally, but Georgina is the embodiment of the two-edged sword that is the “strong black woman” stereotype. It’s this idea that Black women can’t be broken, that we don’t crack under pressure, that we make the best of our circumstances, or that we don’t need support. 


While this stereotype is founded in some truth (black women are some of the most magical and persevering beings I know), it also builds up a myth about black women and our ability to maneuver through life. We can be broken. Wedo crack under pressure. Sometimes, our circumstances get the best of us. And no matter how stable we are, we ALWAYS need support. So, Georgina is every black woman that has lived up to this stereotype while simultaneously being cut down by it. She is every black woman who has fought or is fighting despite being constantly pushed down. She is every black woman who becomes wearier after each push and desperately needs someone to help pull her up. She is every black woman trying to save black men from their own demise only to be met with suspicion and distrust. She is every black woman who has to sustain whiteness for survival while struggling to protect and maintain her black womanhood.“

vesselsandvices  asked:

i was going to send you a drink suggestion for the One Thing that soothes my crohn's tummy when it's being A JERK but i think i remember reading you can't have vinegar-y things?? and sadly the drink has vinegar in it :(

Yea, vinegar is sulfited due to being fermented and I don’t tolerate sulfites well. And it was extremely annoying to find out because one of the natural “cures” for chronic reflux like mine is to drink water with apple cider vinegar in it, which seems to work for a lot of people, but actually made mine worse but I sort of persevered cause lots of people said once you got past the initial rebound stages of being off the PPI meds it got better. Except mine didn’t. 

And now I know why. God damn sulfites.

People kept saying It’s only a matter of time so I persevered in the hope they weren’t lying. At the same time beginning to think I might’ve been lying to myself. Wasting everyone’s time with fantasies of this career I couldn’t have. The person I could never be. There was just so much rejection and not enough of me. So I got afraid. And I lost my nerve —
—  Eimear McBride, from The Lesser Bohemians