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Kal [ @ofsoulitude ] | He/Him | Lao American 

Day 1 of the Trans Ask Game! 

How did you choose your name?

I’m an identical twin and my sister is the person I’m closest to in the world. We went through everything together growing up and my transition was no exception. She was the first person to know I’m trans and essentially named me. She first started calling me “Kal” after we went to Starbucks, I had just cut my hair into a fauxhawk and started wearing a binder, the barista called me “sir” and asked for my name and I hesitated. I was wearing a Superman t-shirt at the time and she answered: “his name is Kal with a K”.

I struggled for nearly a year afterward, trying to figure myself out and battle the insecurities I had. I didn’t know if I wanted to be “Kal”, I didn’t understand that’s who I already was. Even after I came out to the pretty much love of my life and all my friends, I still didn’t have a name to give them – but my sister did. She would even scold me using “Kal-El” around them.  My dead name was dead, buried the second I came out to them, and they all followed her lead and called me “Kal”.

There were other names I considered: “Masen”, “David”, “Oliver”, “Charlie”, were some, but in the end I was “Kal-El”. I love my name. One of my favorite reactions is when people try to figure out what “Kal” is short for; I’ve gotten “Calvin” and “Caleb” a lot. My coworker also lovingly dubbed me “Kalbert”. My other favorite part is being able to say “Yes, ‘Kal’ like and from ’California’”.

anonymous asked:

I assume, on Ryloth, like 7/8 year old Hera Syndulla watches the Jedi-doc series. And they only spend that one episode on the soon to be apprenticed baby Jedi, but she has decided that Caleb Dume is her favorite and they will be wed.

OH MY GOD THIS IS SO CUTE. I can’t even add to it, except that I wholeheartedly x 10000 support Hera having a wee fangirl crush on Caleb. 

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0NhImSrJN8)

“You know these officer-types, always under pressure..”

He’s referencing George Washington, but…y’know who else is one of those ‘officer-types’ ??  B e n. Ten points, double meaning, thank you and goodnight.

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anonymous asked:

My "favorite" (*Sarcasm*) part about this week's episode was the ending, when Oliver apologized to Felicity for making her feel that she had to seek out Helix because he wasn't supportive enough (or something along those lines). Why can't ANYTHING be Felicity's fault? She said before that she's a grown woman who makes her own decisions, but the narrative is contradicting this by presenting anything she does wrong as someone else's fault.

Wasn’t the whole point of this episode that Felicity was finally going to be able to “understand” Oliver? That was why the writers had her go on this whole arc?In that case, it should have been her apologizing to him. Something like:

“Oliver, I’m sorry. All this time I’ve criticized you and left you when you’ve made decisions I haven’t been okay with. But losing Billy made me realize it’s a slippery slope, and sometimes doing what I thought was right for him made me do things that weren’t right for other people. Especially you and the team. I always got so mad when you would shut us out, but I never stopped to think that I was doing the same thing. And I don’t want to do that anymore. Will you help me?”

That would be a positive development in her character—but pffft, development. What would Felicity ever need that for? She’s absolutely perfect the way she is, always has been!

Instead, contrary to what Marc promised, the onus has been placed on Oliver to understand Felicity in this episode, to be apologetic and forgiving of the extremely questionable decisions she has made these past episodes. It’s completely the opposite of what needs to happen for the show to move forward. For a season finale that’s supposed to be all about Oliver coming to terms with everything that’s happened and then forging a new way, Arrow’s writers seem to be determined to repeat past mistakes, especially in regards to their favorite character and ship.

Life just sucks when all you know is the bottom
It’s not your choice, there’s no escaping it
Get up and run as far as you can
Head to higher ground while there’s a chance to live

Don’t run away, run away, runaway
Don’t run away, run away, runaway (Run!)
Up on the mountain I see down below
It’s easy to lose yourself I know
Can’t hear what you’re shouting, I’m deaf to your show
It’s easy to lose your self control
Everybody gets high, everybody gets low
Life can be such overdose
Up on the mountain I see down below
It’s easy to lose yourself I know in the in between

Life’s so dark when everyday is a struggle
why go out and see the world on fire
Don’t let your mindset become what controls you
Speak right now and make the choice to grow

—  BEARTOOTH

anonymous asked:

Ashley and Caleb's relationship is one of my favorites. Especially in 6x03 and 6x06.

I love the relationship they have and how close they have gotten over the years. He used to be the boy living in her house with her knowing and now they have probably the closest boy/girlfriend and parent relationship on the show. I love how he’s just included in the Marin family but he’s not actually biological family cause we don’t need anymore incest on this show PLEASE.