but i'm glad she's happy

honestly it’s baffling to me how the entire party can be So Bad at reading vex outside of percy and pike (if she’s there) like even vax is extremely hit or miss on saying what vex wants or needs to hear and as a whole vm just. likes to dismiss a lot of vex’s more serious feelings as jokes.

Words can’t describe how grateful I am for the last week in Paris. From attending the incredible @chanelofficial show at the Grand Palais, to having an intimate tour of Coco Chanel’s apartment on Rue Cambon, to attending a women’s rights rally at La Republique, and having sleepovers with my best friend every night. I feel like I’m dreaming. Thank you @chanelofficial I feel so lucky. 🇫🇷❤

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Sense8 | You Want a War?

Have you ever been to Paris? Good! Because I want it to be just for us.

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How is she so perfect?

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character posters: yuri plisetsky, yuri!!! on ice

for parker, happy birthday ♡

ok but kate’s reaction to if you chose to start a relationship with her is really cute tho??? she’s all like “wAIT REALLY?????” and she’s so flustered and aaaaaaaaaaaa i love her

idk if any of you remember me posting about going to see a band called the jolly beggars a few years back…they’re a group of guys i knew in college who play irish music, and from 2010 until 2014 my friend steph and i would go to see them live at least once a month. it was always a blast - those are some of my favorite memories from my early 20s. she and i haven’t seen them in almost 3 years for a number of reasons, though, and i’ve really missed them.

anyway, all that backstory is just so i can say that i finally got to see them again this afternoon and it was amazing. :)

anonymous asked:

What do you do when you recognize contentment in others, like I did on Sunday as soon as Cait posted her video, and you realize you can't seem to have that, no matter how much you try. I'm not jealous, I swear it. I'm so glad she found her true happiness, she deserves it, they both do. I just... *wish* I could experience a moment like that, a moment of peace even during the chaos, a moment of pure bliss, serenity. My heart is always heavy, my mind is always racing... And I'm so tired.

You stop trying.

I’m not being glib. The mistake I see so many people make is that they equate being happy and content with some kind of tangible reward for completing work. “If I just do A, B, and C, then I’ll be happy.” There is no magic formula or instruction manual. It is a state of being in your own mind that YOU create. Contentment for one is not contentment for another. You have to find your contentment on your own.

This Is Water. It’s a commencement speech by David Foster Wallace. Google it. Read it. Read it until the epiphany washes over you. It is the best life advice I’ve ever heard and a great place to start you on your personal journey towards contentment.

Just be aware. Listen. Do nothing. Stop trying.

Oh, and read the Outlander books. There is so much more to them than Jamie and Claire. Best primer out there about being a woman content.

anonymous asked:

Honestly for the longest time I hated miyokichi (and I still have my reservations about her since even though she didn't mean to stab sukeroku, she was still emotionally abusive and manipulative) but I'm kinda glad and happy for them all that she's changed and seems to have reflected on her actions and the biggest part of that for me was seeing her let sukeroku do rakugo, which in life she berated and forbade him for and from doing so I'm glad they're all doing okay now

You know at first I felt the same way but I love Miyokichi, she’s a really fascinating character and her whole story arc breaks my heart.

Miyokichi is a deeply misunderstood character, I find. At her core she’s a good person but she’s someone who’s been through a lot and life really changed her. She also definitely has a lot of unchecked mental health problems, which did not help the situation at all (but really couldn’t be avoided considering the time period and the social climate in Japan with MI to begin with)

But yeah I won’t argue she was abusive and manipulative. (’cool story, still murder’ type of deal u feel)

When we first meet her in the series, and when she first starts dating Kiku, she’s actually quite happy (or at least appears to be on the outside). I find Kiku was a catalyst to her downfall as well, which was no one’s fault in the end (there were too many things at play to be able to point fingers). She became obsessed with him, but couldn’t get what she thought she wanted from him (open love and affection, his attention) they were never made to last, and Kiku’s lack of interest in taking their relationship seriously and him becoming absorbed with his rakugo training eventually made Miyokichi….like, jealous of rakugo itself. 

She desperately clung to the one thing she was invested in, Kiku fascinated her but also frustrated her immensely. When he finally dumps her she clings to the next thing that shows her affection, Sukeroku. And him being freshly banned from rakugo was PERFECT for her, she could have love and didn’t need to see that horrible thing that took Kiku away from her. (Sukeroku in general is a character filled with too much love, he fell to being manipulated by her because he just had so much love to give but even then that wasn’t enough for her. She was still hung up on Kiku).

In the end she pushed a lot of her repressed frustrations onto Sukeroku (and inevitably Konatsu too), having a child with him for revenge, forcing him to stop rakugo, abusing him (apparently yelling/berating him a lot with A KNIFE yikes girl?)

It shows later that Kiku does feel responsible for what happened to her (like MENTALLY what happened to her not just her death, [i.e her ghost haunting him, wanting to apologize etc.]) Where she did originally blame Kiku, she admits that no one was truly to blame. She had forgiven him and also herself for putting him in an unfair position (wanting him to be her sole emotional support, something he couldn’t give her)

But yeah death really…freed her? I guess that how you could put it, she’s no longer weighed down by the societal pressures of being a woman and she had time to reflect on everything that happened, she can’t be mad at Kiku anymore. She misses her daughter, she wished she treated her better and she gets along with Sukeroku finally (they still fight but not nearly in a terrifying/abusive way as before. Definitely more of a normal “I live with this person” sort of way)

Basically I love Miyokichi, she’s a deeply flawed character who deserved better in life but was given the freedom she needed in death.

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lol is anybody else like dead bc of Sarah Weichel rn or