but this one hit home for me

anonymous asked:

One thing the DCEU has over the MCU is the memorable quotes DC has and the music. Along with a lot of other stuff

I do love lots of the quotes, and someone made a video recently about how Marvel hasn’t really had good scores in their movies. I think there are moments when the music has been great, but they haven’t found anything that really hits home, which is a shame.

But I do think Superman’s theme in Man of Steel has already become pretty iconic. As well as Wonder Woman’s theme in BvS.

Today I got a call I certainly wasn’t expecting to receive.

My aunt, who has been an extreme alcoholic for the past 8 years, never woke up from her sleep. She had more than likely been that way since yesterday.

I got this call at work. In that moment I am on GCHAT having conversations with my two cousins, her daughters, when it hits me, “Oh my god, they don’t even know this has happened yet. I know before them.” I was the one who broke the news to my closest cousin, who had been on the phone giving a therapy session to one of her clients. My other cousin, when I finally got a hold of her, (her phone kept going straight to voicemail) picked up in hysterics and was already on her way home.

My grandmother found my aunt this morning. My grandmother was her biggest enabler, and while I’m not making any excuses for her, I truly don’t believe my grandmother has the smarts or the comprehension behind her to understand how truly serious alcoholism and drug addiction is. She thought, being the Italian woman she is, that giving an alcoholic a glass of wine with every meal was acceptable. Still– I can not imagine a parent finding their own child in that way. I can’t.

My family is extremely dysfunctional. I know, I know. Everyones families are. But let me tell you– a lot of these people who classify their families as such don’t even understand what true dysfunction really entails. How absolutely toxic they are and the long lasting effects it has on the rest of the family. I’m not saying my family is the worst out there. I know people who have been through way worse. However, I laugh a lot when I hear people classify theirs as such and usually follow it up with, “you should only know.”

I’m the black sheep of my family. For those who don’t know this part of my story, my father walked completely out of my life when I was 8 years old. Though– he had walked out on and off for 3 years leading up to that point. He is the true definition of a deadbeat. My family protected him and to this day many members of my family make excuses for his behaviors. I used to let it effect me and hurt me. Now I keep everyone at arms length. So you can imagine when I got this phone call today my first instinct was to drop everything and run and protect my cousins. Sure the rest of my family would be grieving and be there as well. But– it was my cousins who were my main concern as I knew that this news alone was going to shatter their world. My family could easily have the tendency to shake those shattered pieces into fine grains of sand.

I have (unfortunately) been privy to being educated on the subject of addiction throughout my 20′s. For a long time, I couldn’t quite understand it; even going far enough to judge those with an addiction. But by hearing and seeing peoples stories, many of which involved my very close loved ones, it opened my mind that this really is a terrible epidemic that those who suffer from it just can not control. I personally hate when people classify it as a “disease” because I don’t believe it to be one. Cancer, HIV, Lupus, MS… those are diseases. I do believe it to be a mental disorder though as addiction relates to the mind and the chemicals within our brain. In fact, many people with addiction suffer from a mental illness that brings out that substance abuse behavior in them, but I digress.

When I left work today, I knew my job was to be the one to stay level headed. To be the one that people can rely on. To keep people calm and to bring logic to the unanswerable questions that I knew would arise. It boggles my mind how the littlest of things can set me into a panic but when the big shit happens, I immediately go into survival/protection mode. I’d like to dive into dissecting that with my therapist at a later date.

I came home tonight when I originally planned on staying over. Thankfully, my cousins had their support systems around them which allowed me to make that decision a little easier– not to mention, T recommending that I take my own time for myself to process and grieve. I was 100% depleted from the days events and I needed my own place and space to recharge for the coming days ahead.

When I got in my car, Kevin Morby’s “Parade” came on. I wasn’t listening to this song earlier today. In fact, I was listening to an entirely different playlist. I was actually taken back when it started playing because I hadn’t heard it in quite some time. As I drove away from my cousins house, I began to listen to the words…

If I were to die today
Puppet in that great charade
The last thing that you’d hear me say
Is bury me in different shapes
Of the parade
Passing slowly through the town
My feet, they can not touch the ground
Go now, you’ll go but oh just how
Never leave this, never leave this town
Of the parade

Tears fell down my face as I told my Aunt one last time that I loved her and would miss her.

he was telling me about this girl that he’s trying to get out of her home and have her live with him because she’s being abused by her father. and when I asked if he beats her he said “he hits her sometimes, every once in a while but he mostly just gets angry a lot and yells” and I was kind of jealous because I used to get beaten by my father almost everyday and no one ever called that abuse or offered to take me out of my home. I thought it was normal to get beaten by your parents at the time.

anonymous asked:

So I got hit with a hella bad cold yesterday so I texted all my coworkers and called my manager but no one could take my shift so I went in but apparently they didn't expect me to show up? But by the time the manager could see me and tell me to go home I had already sneezed like 4 times and wiped my germs on everything around me oops

ouCH

me tbh 

*male writer voice* i don’t remember her name. it’s not important. i met her at a record store and she went home with me because i offered to buy her cigarettes. she had amazing perky breasts. we drank cheap whiskey and had sex three times that night and then she told me she wanted to be a dragonfly because they were free. i slept with her many times after that. but one day she stopped returning my calls and i don’t know why. that was seven years ago. on monday she got hit by a bus and died. i saw it in the newspaper so i went to her funeral and it made me sad. i don’t know why. i hate my mother even though she pays my rent while i write poetry about masturbating in the shower

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“What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor.
Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”
                                          
Patch Adams (1998)

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I was wondering how Lapis knew what Ruby and Sapphire flirting looks like and I came up with this scenario:

Garnet: *alone at home*

Garnet: *glances at Lapis mirror on the table*

Garnet: *picks it up. stares at it blankly, and then smiles*

Garnet: Why look at you, handsome?

Garnet: Who, me? Surely you must be talking about somebody else.

Garnet: Who else but the most gorgeous fusion on the planet?

Garnet: *blushes* I am the lucky one, I’m talking to the most gorgeous fusion in the universe…

Garnet: *blushes more and chuckles*

Garnet: *proceeds to flirt with herself for hours*

Lapis: *screams internally, screams eternally*

Dakota Access Pipeline workers bulldozed sacred sites and graves in North Dakota on Sunday, and I found out today that one of those graves belonged to one of my relatives…

I’m not even from Standing Rock and they desecrated a grave of my family member, Charles Picotte. He isn’t just a long dead man people have forgotten about, this was the grave of a man whose face I know, who I have pictures of in family albums. A family member that lived through the transition to reservation life. I’m upset. I’m angry. I’m shocked right now because it hits home. He was a translator and one of the signers of the Treaty of Fort Laramie, a treaty that 3 of my relatives signed, a treaty they are breaking RIGHT NOW with this pipeline.

I’ve never set foot in Standing Rock, I don’t even know anyone from Standing Rock. But this has affected me all the way over here in Washington, and this is an attack on the rights of native peoples. People need to share what’s happening right now, how they’re desecrating these sacred sites, hiring paramilitary, unleashing dogs and tear gas on protesters defending the health and future of their community, plus their treaty rights, because the media is ignoring all of this. Sign the petition to stop it, send donations to the Sacred Stone camp, raise awareness. This is about the interests of a corporation being put before indigenous peoples rights and health.

That article hit close to home. 

Back when I was interning at a big studio, I met with several industry professionals for advice, and almost every single male artist balked/went wide-eyed as soon as I mentioned that I wanted to be a storyboard artist. They would then begin to ask me if I realized how hard it was going to be, how much work it was going to be, stating that it’s not something you normally see girls wanting to do. I was beginning to have my doubts until I met with one of the only female board artists I knew of at the studio. She totally reassured me, and stressed that you should never have to kill yourself at work, and she didn’t. She still had room for a social life, friends, fun, and she was great at her jobSomething changed after my meeting with her. I was more determined than ever, and guess what? I eventually made it.

Girls, we need more of you in this industry. Don’t let anybody tell you it’s too hard. You’re storytellers. You’re capable. You’re talented. You have so much to offer. 

Love,

A professional female storyboard artist

sounds that are music to a theatre kid’s ears
  • people audibly gasping in the audience at the big plot twist
  • their family and friends screaming their name at the curtain call above all the applause
  • the sound cue hitting at just the right moment
  • “okay, everyone, take five!”
  • the spotlight turning on
  • new speakers that actually work after months (or years) of using old, shitty ones
  • at least one person sobbing in the audience when a character dies
  • “one more time, then we can all go home”
  • “curtain in five!”
  • the silence when the audience finally shuts the fuck up just before the curtain goes up
  • “let me go check in the shop, i think it’s he–” *BOOM! crash crash CRASH* “…” *dead silence* “…i’m okay!” *audible sigh of relief from whole cast*
  • “you got the part!”
  • applause
  • him:are you okay?
  • me:i'm fine
  • me (on the inside):i just really need to know if the verse "out of student loans and treehouse homes we all would take the latter" from the hit single stressed out was an intentional play on words by tyler joseph and he meant it as both "latter" as in the last thing he said and also "ladder" as in the ladder leading up to said tree house or if im just making it up in my head and he didn't mean it i feel like it was really intentional just from knowing his lyrical style but perhaps it wasn't i just need this question answered or im going to go through my entire life conflicted and unsatisfied
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I remember we filmed several takes of that and there were certain words that came out of Steven’s mouth that really hit home with me, and the first one was “home.” You know, “Come back home, we need you.” And we did one of those takes, I just burst into tears when he said that word. It’s interesting when you play that character with those people, and Steven’s somebody I’ve known personally and has been a good friend of mine since day 1, and there are certain ways that he could say things that just really hit home. I think the only way that scene plays out the right way is how Scott cut it. It was that outburst, and that flip-around and walk away. And it was very complicated, that little bit right there, and it meant a lot to everybody standing there, and I do feel like he feels like this is a bad mistake going after Dwight, but he’s hell bent. You can’t really stop that guy. - Norman Reedus

“I got in trouble because I hit my classmate during our math exam because he was calling me names like he always does. The teacher said: ‘Why did you hit him?’ And I said: ‘Because he called me frog face.’ And then I had to sit alone for ten minutes. And then when I went home I got in trouble but Mommy gave me one more chance and next time if someone calls me frog face I’m just going to tell the teacher.”

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riley appreciation:  Rileytown is a land of goodness and rainbows.
Character Traits [3/3] ⇄ insecure (◡﹏◡✿)  

Why I Like Mindful Education (Spoilers)
  • Stevonnie singing for the 1st time in the show
  • Garnet singing with Stevonnie
  • Garnet is great.
  • Here Comes a Thought is such a beautiful song.
  • Trying to ignore a problem so you wouldn’t feel bad about yourself and not wanting to tell anyone because you’re ashamed, I feel, is a very universal experience. It hit too close to home for me.
  • The message about opening up is a very important one.
  • A lot of times, in more-action-oriented kids cartoons, you end up feeling like the child protagonist might have to have therapy at some point in the future without the show acknowledging they would have issues from dealing with that kind of stuff. This episode tackles both the psychological effects being a Crystal Gem has on Steven & Connie (by extension, Stevonnie) while giving you hope that they’ll make it out okay.
  • SYMBOLISM!!!!
  • More world-building on fusion and it’s effects on the mind under specific circumstances
  • Beautiful animation
Well that hit close to home.

I know what’s wrong with me. I’m not supposed to be small.

And everyone’s always acting like there’s no problem.

“You can be anything you wanna be!”

No! I can’t!

Caution: Oversharing ahead.

Ha. Here’s a good idea. I’m gonna grab my laptop at 3 AM to type a couple paragraphs about my experiences with autism because this one scene set off the personal experience parallel alarm.

My autism was diagnosed when I was very young. Before I can remember, in fact. So as long as I can remember, people have been showering me with the appropriate rhetoric. Telling me that there’s nothing wrong with me. But I know what’s wrong with me. I know I’m a defect. I know it because I notice it every day. I can see that other people don’t have the same issues that I do.

But you’re not supposed to say defect. Because “it’s not a defect, it’s an alternative.” You’re not supposed to complain. You’re just supposed to put on a brave face and put your best foot forward. And I can’t always manage it.

It’s just.

Look.

Of course I want to be accepted the way I am. But that doesn’t mean I should have to keep up this facade of being content with the way I am.

Because I’m not. At all.

 There’s nothing that can be done about it. I’ve known that since day one. I just want to be able to complain about it without people downplaying how much it hinders my everyday life. I wish I knew how to make people understand that.

mfw

Is this me doing fanart wth is up with me.

SO I heard Danny has been. Having a rough time recently and I wanted to draw a lil something for him and since he’s the one playing ALBW, Loafus Danny had to be a thing I guess. And I couldn’t resist an Arin Navi for his comment on a recent episode about knowing how she feels. Sorry Arin maybe I’ll draw u some other time but for now ur a glowing ball.

Now here’s the mushy part ok I love Dan he’s a super down to earth dude and has said a lot of stuff that has inspired me during his time w Game Grumps but also said a ton that has been easy to relate to and hit home quite a bit, especially recently. So I wanted to draw something small just to, idk, let him know I’m cheering for him. Cos he’s a cool dude and I love his work.

This got long I’m gonna shut up HOPE U LIKE IT GUYS