but i really needed to rant

anonymous asked:

Hey Ash! Now I just wanted to say before my little rant that Michonne is my all time favourite characters, she's truly iconic and no other women in tv can compare to her🙌🏽 however and this may sound petty but they really need to bring her black wig back😩 she looked so majestic, it's something about her with the black fresh dreads that adds the spark to her (not that it isn't there now but still) it shouldn't cost a lot to get a nice one. This sounds so petty but it makes me annoyed.

Listen. I have a lot of feelings about Michonne’s wig, and none of them are good. This goes for all of the black characters’ wigs, tbh, but I mostly care about Michonne and so I don’t know why it’s so hard to give her fresh-looking locs when she’s been in Alexandria for months now. They had a full eight weeks of calm after the herd and I know the beauty supply stores aren’t cleared out. There was a sista sitting at Sanctuary with a good 4 bundles of Brazilian body wave in a fresh weave, so… 🙃. I don’t necessarily need it to be the black wig, although I did prefer that one, but just a better one. And give her some more vibrant headbands while we’re at it. I remember Danai saying that wig is actually really expensive, but I sure can’t tell.

Do you guys think Annabeth ever doubted her own intelligence? 

I mean, yes, she’s the daughter of Athena. But… that’s a lot of pressure. It feels like you cannot mess up or look stupid, because that’s what you’re supposed to be known for- your intelligence. Do you think she ever felt she wasn’t smart enough? Or that she wasn’t doing her best? I mean with pride, you also feel there’s always a better way to do better things and you always want to be the one to do them. 

Yes, Annabeth is strong, smart, beautiful, everything any girl could ever want to be, but… do you think she ever doubted herself? Ever cried over a topic she just couldn’t seem to get into her head? Ever stressed over something she put off because she was busy doing other important things? Ever said to herself, “This isn’t good enough, I can do better, so why aren’t I?” 

Because I find myself trying to live up to this picture perfect image of Annabeth: smart, funny, strong, intimidating, independent, stable, happy. And I tear myself apart because I’m not half of those things. But all of my friends tell me that she’s the character I’m most like aside from Nico. All my friends tell me that I am that smart, that I am that strong, but I don’t see any of it. 

Do you think Annabeth might be blind to those qualities? Do you think Percy ever had to remind her that she was special? Or that Piper or her siblings, both mortal and demigod, or her parents would try to tell her that she was doing just fine, that she could complete a task, and that it was in fact good enough? 

I don’t know. I’d like to think she did. Maybe then I would feel a little better about myself. Maybe if I knew that this incredible (though fictional) character that’s depicted as this perfect girl had her breakdowns and lows and “I’m-not-good/smart/strong-enough” moments, then… maybe I would stop hurting myself the way I have been. Maybe I wouldn’t feel like such a fuck up. Maybe I would feel a little stronger, smarter, prettier, and everything else. 

I’m just hoping. 

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anonymous asked:

I really hate when people diagnose themselves w/ mental disorders. Because it is more complicated than seeing a post with "just (mental disorder name) things" and thinking to yourself "wow that's so me". And I hate even more people who pretend to have mental disorders to be cool and edgy, mental disorders are awful and aren't "cool", what the fuck. If a person thinks they have a problem they should see a professional and get help if needed! It's not a fucking trend (I'm sorry for ranting to you)

no I totally agree, and I feel like a lot of people glamorize mental illness too, and try to make it so mysterious like…no. it’s not fucking cool. depression isn’t smoking cigarettes and listening to dark music and posting artsy tumblr pictures. it’s gaining weight bc you have no motivation, skipping classes, throwing-up, and watching tv alone all day.

I had OCD and paranoia when I was much younger (I guess I still have it, but it’s controlled), to such an extent where I was scared to do very simple tasks. I absolutely HATE it when people say stupid shit like, “omg I cleaned my room last night, I’m sooooo OCD lolz”, bc that’s not what fucking OCD is. OCD is a serious mental illness, and it’s really, really scary. it’s like having a second voice in your head dictating actions and pushing forward unsettling thoughts.

mental illness isn’t a cool fucking trend, and I agree, people need to stop glamorizing it.

consumptive-sphinx replied to your post: writing wank[[MOR] years after I wrote my post…

I agree that period fantasy needs to actually be reminiscent of the period, but I really only see the dragon argument applied to “medieval fantasy” where the author clearly never researched the medieval period but wants an excuse for why everyone is white. (not saying it isn’t applied elsewhere, just that it isn’t what i’ve personally seen)

I see it constantly, and probably more often in the abstract than wrt specific authors.

Regardless, the argument completely fails to address the fundamental problem. “If you depart from reality in any way, you might as well change anything” is essentially (terrible) advice about craftsmanship. “You’re excusing yourself in the name of historical accuracy, but that’s not accurate” is the real criticism there, and it’s the criticism that should be made. 

Meanwhile, BUT THERE ARE DRAGONS or BUT LIZARD PEOPLE doesn’t convince anyone outside the echo chamber.

I would also add that I don’t think period-flavour fantasy needs to be accurate to the actual period! I am A-OK with the grab bag approach of throwing in anything that looks cool and taking it to RenFaire, but in those cases, accuracy is already largely besides the point. Period-flavour fantasy that purports to some fundamental accuracy, dragons/lizard people/whatever aside, operates on a very different level—Valdemar vs Westeros, say.

anonymous asked:

G won model of the year *eyeroll* and who presented it for her? *drum roll* donatella versace .. Like could they be more obvious? This is a total bullshit .. Plus im so fucking sick of snapchat alway having the kardashian's hadid's taylor and her squad always in our faces .. Like gi away let people miss you.. Im just fucking sickkkk .. Sorry for the rant I just needed it out 🌚💔

Hi anon,

Hope you’re feeling better. Yeah its very obvious.

As for snapchat.  I don’t use it really but manage to avoid the Kardashians etc., quite easily unless I seek them out which is never in the case of them and Taylor Swift and only Gigi when Zayn may be about for promo.

But i’d say there’s zero chance of them going dark to make people ‘miss them’.

The length of time *touch wood* we’ve had no sign of Zigi aside from the little bit at the AMA’s has been grand.   I hope that this will the way of things, maybe it all passing a year means that it’ll be minimal, that it’s been negotiated this way.

Or we’ll get a big glut of it soon perhaps but even so it’s allowed Zayn breathing space to perhaps work on this next album more and spend time with family, friends and of course Liam, and that’s fantastic.

When I saw her coat drop in the promo and the zoom out shot I knew there would be no Westallen sexy time lol. 

If that was them alluding to their first time, it wasn’t obvious tbh. It didn’t need to be R rated, they could’ve pulled a Pacey/Joey from Dawson’s Creek. It was a really good episode though! The Westallen moment was perfect at the end!

I’d still like if they are planning to give them a first time/love scene. They deserve one, as do we! I don’t think they will sadly. Praying to the Gods…Savitar, give Westallen a love scene before you angst everything up!

 ok since i’ve received tons of messages and asks about my previous skam post (x) (and some of them are from haters calling me out for supposedly “hating” on the show and its fandom -  which isn’t true at all), let me explain myself. 

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Anon who ranted about my "fic" here! Thank you for the encouragement and advice!! That was what I needed to hear. It's been sitting in my documents folder for like two weeks and I'm just like shjdgsu. I just need to exercise some patience heh

i know exactly how that feels, tbh. right now i’m FINALLY working on a fic that hasn’t been updated since May … but in the meantime, i’ve written quite a few fics that I’m really proud of! sometimes things just take time, and while that’s stewing in your brain, you can cultivate other ideas! :)

anonymous asked:

Ppl like you make ppl from other fandoms think all exo-l's are salty n bitter. Idk if you realize but you're putting good n normal exo-l's in a bad spotlight

ok thanks for this message.. but a lot of exo-l’s are bitter and honestly i think we, as a fandom, have a right to be. it’s kind of hard to imagine that after the year exo has had they would get anything other than artist of the year, but again, that is MY opinion……… i apologize if you believe one person’s opinion reflects on the entire fandom, but u really need to take into consideration it was not a post that was meant to gather attention or get notes & was an emotional rant that i made. i still believe everything i said (a loooooooot of ppl do agree, not just me) but anyways i guess that’s not the point of this ask so let me just say this: i apologize if my post was misinterpreted by anyone, including armys. i know some ppl may think i am just saying things bc i dont think bts works hard or doesn’t deserve awards which i never said. in fact, i have said multiple times i think they do work hard. every group does. what i said was i don’t think they deserved that award compared to everything exo has done this year. if i come off as “salty” or “bitter” by stating my opinion, an opinion that has weight and valid credibility (i obviously didn’t cite or source everything as i said it was an emotional response), i apologize. people r allowed to have different opinions from me but anyways i know you want an apology and i apologize for any misunderstandings or if i give exo-l’s a bad name. please realize that it is me that will be viewed negatively, not you. idk if you realize but by sending me an anon message with this tone kind of…. puts u in a bad spotlight but yea :)

Why you should worry about the Philippines

Since it’s been a short while since Donald Trumps latest disturbing, outrageous and down right hate ful statement, I’d like to focus on another man.

Roderigo Duterte is the new president of the Philippines. Several experts believe he will join the very special club of Earth Dictators. He is has made several outrageous statements such as:

  • Curfew in the Phillipines (here)
  • All journalists who are killied in the Philippines are corrupt and therefore justified (here)
  • The Catholic Church should be punished for its wrong doings (here)
  • Joked about a raped and murdered Christian missonary (here)

I ask that we do not forget the man who will lead a country with nearly 100 million inhabitants. Please spread knowledge about a man who attacks all aspects of every day life in the Phillipines.

The UN is worried. I am worried, and I think maybe you should be too.

I am Taiwanese

Most people in the world take it for granted that they have a country that they can proudly talk about. We don’t. We’re not allowed.

Outside our island, we can’t display our flag. We can’t sing our anthem. We can’t even mention the name of our birthplace. Do you know how it feels to watch your team, whose name is not even your country’s name, win in the Olympics, and in the ceremony carrying a flag that’s not your’s and singing a song that’s not your’s?

When I was a kid who knew nothing about Taiwan’s situation, I got mocked by some of my Mainland Chinese classmates for replying “Taiwan” when asked “where are you from”. I became scared to answer that question. I thought it was a shameful thing to be born in Taiwan, because that must be why they bullied me.

Taiwan itself is really divided over whether we should give up “Republic of China” and just become independent as “Taiwan”. Most of you get to proudly answer where you’re from. We not only don’t know which name to use, we get labeled “traitor” either way because the “proper” answer is “People’s Republic of China”, a country that many of us, especially the younger generation, have zero attachment to.

Being recognized may not seem that big of a deal to most people. But mind you we didn’t even have it to begin with. I don’t think people have the right to tell us to “get over it”. Not when you’ve never experienced the shit people give you for being yourself. “Hello, I’m from England, nice to meet you”. Switch that to “Taiwan” and suddenly you get attacked, as if it was “FUCK YEAH I’M TAIWANESE AND I’M GOING TO START A REVOLUTION AGAINST CHINA”. We’re so desperate for recognition that we have news about western news mentioning Taiwan. Isn’t that pathetic.

A 16 year old girl was forced to apologize for introducing herself as a Taiwanese on Korean TV. Some Chinese netizens said it’s already too late to apologize; they will not forgive her. But why should she apologize? Why does she need anyone’s forgiveness? Why should she be forced to identify herself as something she doesn’t identify with?

Forget about politics. No one has the right to decide someone’s identity for them. We share the blood of the same race, so what? I am the only one who can decide who I am, and I have decided I that I identify as a Taiwanese.

I want to know the joy and pride of watching your country’s team win in an international competition. I want us to be able to keep our flags up and flying when a Chinese official visits our island. I want our efforts in contributing to the world be recognized. I want to be able to proudly tell you my origin without getting shamed on.

We shouldn’t have to apologize for being Taiwanese.

oooooh look, another list of aus for your writing pleasure: 
[sorry if any of these have already been done!]

+ you’re the cute barista and i’m the indie artist who plays at your coffee shop. i’m totally doing it for the pay and not to stare at your face for three hours every week, what are you talking about.
+ i’m the librarian and you’re the person who, in an attempt to flirt, just asked me if we carry books here.
+ you discreetly come into my bookstore every day just to play with my cat that i let wander. you think i don’t notice, but i totally do. don’t worry; it’s freaking adorable.
+ you are the lead singer of a rock band, and i’m the fan who you just called up on stage to sing a song with you. wow, you are way hotter in person and now i just forgot every lyric of yours ever.
+ you’re the cute trainer at the gym and i just fell off my treadmill because i couldn’t stop staring at you. 
+ we’re the only two people in this theater and i’m taking note of all the parts of the film that make you laugh so i can talk to you after. 
+ you’re selling cookies for your sister’s girl scout troop and you’re so adorable and awkward while doing it that i buy fifteen boxes.
+ you just started telling me your life story on the bus without even giving me your name first, and wait did you just say that you’re involved in the mafia?! 
+ you’re the tech guru on campus and i keep getting viruses on my computer just so i can come talk to you. 
+ we’re rival vloggers who are forced to do a panel together at vidcon, but it’s hard to despise you when you’re that much cuter in person. 
+ you’re an actor on my favorite tv show and i’m your biggest fan. needless to say that when i meet you for the first time, i get so excited that i accidentally punch you in the face. 
+ you’re a pirate and you were unaware about your feelings for me until a siren took my image. 
+ you’re my tutor but i keep getting distracted because you’re so pretty.
+ even though i’m about to be carted off to the er after my car accident, i’m still gonna try to flirt with you, the cute emt. 
+ i’m an escort but not that type of escort. if you play your cards right though, i could be. 
+ i own an esty shop and you’re the cute worker at the post office i keep running into. 

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A Week Without Regrets / Day 3: COLORS

together, all eight of them make up the creatures.

i think this is a very important message in the fandom right now - every single one of these people make up the creatures. all eight of them. every single one of them individually contributes to the channel in different ways; whether it’d be editing, adding some humour to the videos, creating series’ - they are all a part of this channel we all love. every single one of them should be appreciated. if there’s a specific creature you don’t like, stop complaining and unsubscribe because at the end of the day, they are a part of the creatures whether you like it or not and each of them work their asses off for our enjoyment.

“Don’t go…”

Max whispered and held Victoria as she wanted to leave back to her room. Vic can’t handle Max. As her cheek started to burn, she nodded and replied

“I won’t“

I’m sorry but I just need to rant for a minute.  Liam Payne is so much more than just a mouthpiece for Larry.  You don’t get to pick and choose how much you love Liam based on whether or not he’s fitting into your Larry agenda.  He’s a brilliant, sensitive, caring, hilarious goofball and he deserves a thousand times better than the way some people on here treat him.  

He gets dragged for “homophobic” tweets while Louis gets forgiven for the same and worse, as well as for using the n-word.  Liam gets completely erased from No Control even though y’all dragged him to hell and back for Little White Lies (both of which were EQUALLY CO-WRITTEN WITH LOUIS).  But as soon as he reads a “Larry” sign, suddenly he’s your hero. 

Listen: Liam is not a bit character in The Story of Larry.  He is a wonderful, amazing autonomous person who deserves as much attention, respect and adoration as Harry and Lou, EVERY SINGLE TIME.  Not just when he does something that grabs your attention.  I really hope people will start to see that.  I’m sorry for ranting, but this is just ridiculous.  

Little Things about YoI episode 8

I need to rant to get it out of my system (and because lately I can’t draw to get my feelings out) about some things I really liked in the new episode:

  • The possible character development for Yurio. As I mentioned previously, it seems likely that Yurio’s development will be a bit similar to Yuuri’s, based on the fact he skates on the twin piece of music, “On Love”. His love isn’t the same than Yuuri. Yuuri was more about discovering romantic (and sexual) love (even if it meant realizing the love he was surrounded by too). Yurio, to me, will be more about recognizing and accepting the love on a more “innocent” form (Agape) he can receive but always refuse. He only accepts his Grandfather’s love (maybe because it’s the only one he ever received ?), but when presented with manifestations of affection and support from others (Yuuri and Viktor), he gets angry and sees them as pity or teasing. Maybe it will be his character development. At least that’s how I saw it foreshadowed in this new episode.
  • Yuuri and Viktor’s maturity. I already loved how, in general, Yuuri acted pretty mature especially toward Yurio (not picking up on his attacks, the “Viktor came because he wanted” and not beating himself over it, treating him like a valid opponent all by keeping in mind he’s way younger…). But here it really got me. He, and Viktor, were genuinely happy for Yurio. To see how he improved, how he really made the Agape his own (even if it still needs improvement). They cheered for him, Yuuri was happy to see Yurio again, and even Viktor (in his really awkward way) showed some happiness to see him again. Even though he is one of their opponents, and even though Yurio clearly showed animosity toward them, they didn’t pick on him and instead cheered him. It was heartwarming, and also a proof of maturity that’s refreshing (so many shows display adults that act like kids in the wrong sense of the word).
  • As mentioned in an other post : the maturity Yuuri displayed by immediately telling Viktor about Makkachin and telling him to go back. He didn’t keep it for himself (communication holy shit), he didn’t play any emotionally manipulative game (”it’s makkachin or me”), but instead showed empathy, took his own experience as something he didn’t want his lover to go through, and showed maturity by not being over dependent on Viktor’s presence (”I can do it without you, I’m an adult, and I don’t want you to suffer. I can handle not having you by my side all of the time, but I don’t want you to have your dog suffer/die without being able to be with him when I don’t need you right now”). 
  • Speaking of dependence : Viktor and Yuuri will be separated. And that’s something I’m really happy to see. I really hope Makkachin doesn’t die though, and I think he won’t and that it’s really just an excuse to have them separated for a moment. And I think it’s important. Because currently, they always been together, and they’re pretty fusional. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with it, but it becomes wrong when it’s sign of overdependence on each other, when each part can’t function properly without the other. Now that they really reinforced their relationship in last episode, and that they’re confident in their relationship, it’s like a “proof test”, to have Yuuri having to perform without Viktor being here. I am confident it should go well (not that it will be easy, but that Yuuri will overcome it), and that it will be an other evidence of their healthy relationship. I think they need to be separated at least a bit, because it’s something that will happen sometimes. And also, it will be a “test” of Yuuri’s confidence. Did he really become confident or is it only tied to Viktor’s presence ? He only performed and won with Viktor always at his side so far. I do believe he actually gained confidence, but it will be a nice situation for them to “test” their relationship, its strength and Yuuri’s confidence. And it’s not a wicked test, but the one that can normally happen in real life. It’s not a “jealousy” proof test or anything. Just a “life makes it so I need to be at a place you can’t be because you have something else important to do right now, and neither of us can ask the other to drop everything to be at our side, so we have to split for a moment and it’s ok”. I’m really excited.
  • The Eros Programm really being a metaphor of the Viktuuri relationship. Especially in the beginning. At first, Yuuri was just copying Viktor’s smile. But then their relationship evolves, and Viktor starts to pull Yuuri so they can be more on equal grounds (”seduce me with your own charm” aka “you don’t have to copy me anymore or use any tricks, you have the ability to charm me in you”). And then he doesn’t just smile, but licks his lips. It’s seductive, it’s really Yuuri wanting Viktor (”Keep your eyes on me”) and it’s about where they are in their relationship. But then the relationship evolves again. They really get on equal grounds when Yuuri sees Viktor fucking up and when they both expose some of their weaknesses. And then they kiss. Their relationship is healthy and official, and so, next time, Yuuri blows a kiss at Viktor. It’s a nice reference to the kiss they shared before, and an evidence of the development of their relationship : it’s not about seducing anymore. It’s about expressing your feelings and your confidence in the other. The kiss and skating is for Viktor. And to parallel this, you just have the way Yuuri skates all the way. He starts off unsure, messing up some jumps, having to stay really focused on his story or the katsudon or the woman to be able to skate it right. And in the last episode ? He didn’t do any of that. He’s confident in this program as he is in his relationship with Viktor. And that’s. so. great.

This episode was less emotionally charged than the previous, less centered on Yuuri and Viktor (they’re just an established couple now and I love it. They don’t even fear to do things like the laces tying or the kiss on the skate. It’s awesome), but more on Yurio, his future development, and his relationship to other. It was great and the possible interpretations of what is to come are really interesting.