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Positivity Post

Listen, I get that there are some issues with Andromeda. The first few hours of the game really feel like they’re trying to find their footing, which isn’t hard to understand - it must have been really hard and stressful to create a game that measures up to the trilogy.

But I’m really sick of the constant posts shitting all over the game and I’ve talked to lots of people who feel the same. It seems like a lot of people are worried about posting anything positive at all for fear or retribution.

So here, have a nice happy post about some of the AMAZING things about this game, which in my opinion totally holds up as a new addition to the series.

  • Awesome hair animation. I’m totally in love with how natural the hair looks. It moves around, looks great, and flows naturally.
  • The dialogue system. This is probably the first time in a video game that I actually feel like I can develop my own personality and have a truly unique OC. Plus, you can develop different relationships with different characters, which truly makes you feel invested in the world.
  • The side quests. There are some fetch quests, sure, but I’ve never found them to be boring. They’re always grounded in a story. I find the quests to be meaningful and interesting and engaging.
  • SQUAD MATES! This might be the first game where I absolutely adore every single person on your crew. The characters feel real and they all experience really touching character growth over the course of the game.
  • FRIEND DATES!! Maybe my favourite detail that’s been added to this - the nice outings you get with your squad after you earn their loyalty. Every single one was so touching and I treasure those moments.
  • ALIEN SEX okay so I’m obviously biased on that one…
  • Beautiful landscapes. I’ve come across some small landscape bugs, but in general each world feels unique and realistic. I love parking the Nomad on top of a hill and just admiring the scenery.
  • THE NOMAD BANTER! They absolutely nailed the banter in this game, I’ve teared up a few times while listening. I love it when squadmates can help each other with things that you can’t because they have different experiences than you. It feels realistic and wonderful.
  • Truly touching moments. I don’t want to say more for fear of spoiling anything, but I’ve cried so much at this game.
  • RYDER. Holy lord in heaven I love Ryder. They’re so well-written and totally hold their own against Shepard. They experience character development over the course of the game, the voice acting is fantastic, and basically I just really love Ryder holy shit

Please feel free to add your own, I really love this game and I’d love to see more people focusing on the things that make it so incredible.

Also if you see this and absolutely need to be negative, please keep it far away and make your own post. I understand that people have complaints, but I’m 150% done with hearing about them.

Much love to my fellow Andromeda explorers!

skelo-saurus  asked:

Yo someone's trying to tell me Hussie is a racist and hates disabled people but has absolutely no evidence. What do I do?

You gotta decide for yourselves whether people in the year of our lord 2017 should be judged entirely by the words and thoughts and ideas they put out into the world years ago in different life stages. Like. This isn’t a problem that’s going to go away. Increasingly now the history of people’s entire life journey is accessible via some social media snap shot in the wayback machine or some ancient chat log sitting on someone’s hard drive out there. We don’t all start from the same place. A lot of us start from positions of privilege, from systems learned from parents or other family or institutions with power over us that influence our way of thinking when our brains are first developing the capacity for empathy and understanding. 

And we grow. And we create. And we experience things. And we talk with people. We make friends. We read feedback. We listen to some and we disregard others, and years later, some (but by no means all) of what we disregarded we might think about again and realize was good feedback and helpful advice. 

Our opinions change. Our understanding of our own privilege changes. Our understanding of media and propaganda and narrative and power structures and justice change. Our biases shift. Our politics change. Our worldviews are shaped by our conversations and our experiences and the things we take to heart and the things we lock outside. 

Hussie used to interact heavily with the fandom. There is so much text from him out there saved in archives that has been pored over again and again and again by people with axes to grind, people with their own agendas, people who feel wronged and hurt and ignored by someone they maybe once respected and looked up to. 

Anyone with that much text over that long a period of time has something fucking problematic out there waiting to hang them, I guarantee it. Back in 2012 the r-slur and the a-slur were common slang used by elementary school kids, let alone ppl frequenting the various rancid asscracks of the internet. Then awareness campaigns took root and opinions and language shifted for the better and suddenly a lot of text written without that mindfulness started looking really nasty, didn’t it?

We as a society are going to have to make some hard decisions in the very near future about how much rope we need when we’re eyeing those gallows for people we feel wronged by. How much someone’s opinion now means when their opinion five years ago might have been the exact opposite. How much good faith to extend to people who grow and change and understand their younger selves had some Bad Opinions about the world, but can’t erase the words they said, and have to live with them for the rest of their lives because people looking for ammunition can find it in ample supply. How much someone’s actions now count for weighed against their words in another fucking life. 

There are quotes out there where Hussie said some stupid shit. There are a million words of Hussie quotes out there. I don’t know how old you are, but if you’re an adult, I can almost guarantee you that you can go back some number of years and remember a version of you that you’d be terrified of the internet finding today.

The dude gave us one of the most queer-positive, transformative and engaging pieces of media of all time. It wasn’t perfect and he wasn’t perfect because nothing and no one is. The queer community is always so goddamn hypercritical of its prolific creators, in part because we’re desperate for the things we want and never get and it’s so frustrating to find people who *almost* give you what you want – and god knows the mainstream media isn’t listening, so where else do we have to turn but inward? We’re a stymied, frustrated group desperate for representation on all sorts of underrepresented axes of oppression and no one story is ever going to satisfy everyone. But Homestuck was so big, so expansive and meant so much to so many - of course there’s a lot of bitter disappointment out there. 

How much rope do we need to hang someone? How much history do we need to build a gallows out of plank by fucking plank to feel morally justified? 

It’s up to you.

“Gorgeous”

So my sleep deprived self made some conclusions last night and since an anon asked to explain my thoughts on Gorgeous, bring it on.

PSA: if you think I’m buying the bs “this song is about Joe” then you’re very wrong, and don’t even try to convince me otherwise.

First of all, “gorgeous” might be less gendered than “pretty” but surely it’s a feminine term. For a man it’s more common “handsome”, which is masculinizing. There are tons of gender neutral compliments, but gorgeous historically and semantically doesn’t belong there.

It’s common knowledge to anyone inside this group that Karlie has a very weird way to say ‘important’ and ‘thousand’, maybe it’s a mix of various accent, maybe it’s just the way she talks. It’s common knowledge that Kloss has an undeniable energy and aura, which can magnetically attract everyone.

Then, Calvin does plenty of gigs and nights at clubs in Vegas and across Europe, he’s older than both Taylor and Karlie and she literally couldn’t care less about what he does (unless he doesn’t do things that can blow the cover up, like ‘hunt season’) because it’s “boyfriend” just for the name.

Sunset and Vine apparently are a nod to the rich life in Hollywood, good for you sis, drink it up (no deep meaning here).

What really has immediately had my attention is the second verse. After Kissgate and at the beginning of Tayvin Karlie somehow disappeared from Taylor’s public life. The only times they were together either they stood at a measured distance with 10 people or we got to know it thanks to sherlocking and latergrams. They went from talking nonstop about each other, to radio silence. And that meant only one thing: it confirmed the rumors (for those who have eyes). Those hugs and touches on Kissgate night caused an unexpected backlash and tons of consequences. But, there’s a but, it was only in public. Outside the circle of those who know Taylor officially had a “boyfriend”, but behind closed doors she didn’t. The reference to a girlfriend isn’t, in my opinion, a hint to Toni or whatsoever. I actually think that Taylor is comparing her public staright self to her true self, and the first one is jealous of how free she can be in private, and how much she can enjoy her life with Karlie, without being judged.

Ocean blue eyes looking in mine
I feel like I might sink and drown and die

Yes, folks, I know Karlie has green eyes! But have you eyer seen some pics where her eyes are basically blue? It depends on the light and the exposure but you can find plenty of them. Her eyes are really captivating and the green is so light that it takes nothing to turn into light blue (not blue as Taylor’s), or sometimes they’re just forest green. I find it amazing.



Like…yeah. I guess she won’t be fully alone with her cats.

I understand why Taylor gets so mad, happy and sad at the same time. She can have all of this, but not completely and not in public, because there’s the tiny problem, called homophobia.

And this brings me to what is happening, the fact that those who consider themselves as “privileged” because they got the chance to meet Taylor and hear the album is upsetting and dangerous. They don’t understand that it’s all part of the narrative to cover the real meaning behind this oh so gay song, which is more similar to what I came up with on my own, than what she told them to spread (using them as her mouthpiece for media).

peace and love xoxo

ScarletVision kissing scene, the theory.

I’m writing this theory when I should be studying for my Anthropology class for tomorrow. I’m tired, it’s 00:37 am, and I have a full mug of coffee with hot chocolate in front of me. I would rather die than say that this was not worth it

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Imagine being a teacher and meeting Tom Hiddleston, who flirts with you, when he brings two of your students at school.

“Josie! Lizzie! How are you sweeties?” you grinned as you spotted the twins that ran to you with giggles.

“(Y/n) we missed you!” they exclaimed, squealing as they hugged you.

“How was your trip? We definitely missed you as well!” you kissed their cheeks “Come on, go put your bags there and we can all catch up once everybody has come, yeah?”

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3x01: Informal thoughts and screechings

Originally posted by sam-heughan-daily

Here are some thoughts, great moments, snippets of dialogue that struck me, etc, with links to some of my other reactions 

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  • Hearkening back to Dougal kiling the wounded after Prestonpans. It feels heinous then; it feels heinous now 
  • ((lovely contrast later of Hal being shocked and offended by the thought of executing a man who was lying down. You’re a good bean, Hal.) 
  • THERE”s that rando redheaded kid from all the BTS shots. We hardly kent ye, little ginge
  • Every single little moan or grunt from Jamie hurts me in such a good way 
  • Charles and his birthday cup. I. CANNOT. 
  • It’s so evident in the filming how small the scottish forces are. So so futile 
  • Jamie literally kills a man with grass
  • Jamie and Murtagh’s battlefield moment. What a sweet, funny moment they shared in the thick of battle. There was no grave ‘I love yous’ (though I would have loved that too). They grinned and laughed. How wonderful is that? 
  • Jamie and BJR lying together through the night is so haunting. Every single position they’re in is just so….dare I say it? INTIMATE? Ugh, so perfectly done, the discomfort and terribleness of that dynamic, even in death. 
  • Ugh, same with that moment they both pass out and they basically fall to the ground cheek to cheek. 
  • BJR DID keep my JimJam warm through the night, though, and put lots of pressure on that leg wound. He gets one single point to Slytherin. 
  • Claire walking toward him on the battlefield but then it’s Rupert. What Jamie’s actually moaning is ‘harshing…my…buzz…..bro…..’
  • OH, but hearing their theme playing absolutely destroyed me 
  • THE FACT THAT JAMIE’S JOKING ABOUT DRINKING RUP UNDER THE TABLE WHLE HE’S LITERALLY DYING IS JUST PEAK JAMMF AND MAKES ME SO HAPPY 
  • Claire and Frank are every househunters couple. We’re a normal couple on a teacher’s salary. HERE IS THIS MASSIVE PALACE THAT IS SOMEHOW WITHIN OUR BUDGET. 
  • “I mean to rustle me up some vittles”– I mean, Frankie boy, you evoke cowboy culture, and you’re gonna get it. Dinner’s on the fire from now on. You brought this upon yourself
  • “I’ll be happy with whatever you make.” 
  • “Your husband must like it, that’s all that matters, I suppose”. Claire’s face. 
  • Claire trying to believe that Frank’s “Very progressive…very….open-minded”. Oh darling. You’re trying really hard and bless you for it. 
  • MY. GIRL. CLAIRE. READS. THE PAPERS. stay woke, girl, don’t let the misogynistic fuckers get you down. 
  • Honestly they’re laying the misgynistic fuckery on VERY thick but I love it. Ready for Revenge of Claire
  • Claire: “Oh yes…” *teeth gritted* “ I’m VERY happy”. SHIIIIIIIIIT
  • MURTAGH— “i lost sight of him in the fight”. SAVE MURTAGH IS FUCKING ALIVE AND OH MY GOD MY WILDEST DREAM COULD FUCKING COME TRUE!!! 
  • I freaking love how Claire flinches when Frank touches her. Hearkens back to the wedding 
  • “Why change something that works perfectly well?” like…husbands, Frank? Just a guess? 
  • “That’s one the reasons I like this country. It’s young….eager….it’s constantly looking toward the future.” IS CLAIREBEAR IN THE HAM FAM???
  • I’m thinking Claire wanted citizenship as a backup plan, if she ever chose to leave him… and Frank knows it. (I’ll have to think on that some more)
  • I SO love that Frank emphasizes that she CAN leave. I’m still of the opinion that had the fog of depression and grief lifted sooner, she would have. Once the baby was born though, there was enough hope to make her want to try, and then things just get more complicated by Frank and Bree’s genuine affection for one another, closing the window of opportunity for Claire faster and faster 
  • Curious if this Killick guy will take the place of Ewan Cameron in the book (the kiss on the hand is making me curious). (but also nervous because I could REALLY do without that whole reverend/madwoman/strangler storyline)
  • Jamie’s weak “HAH”. I need this gif for laughing while dying scenarios. 
  • Jamie crying for Rupert… oh it hurts. 
  • I need the Gaelic translation STAT. I suspect it’s a prayer? 
  • Frank writing to the reverend–really curious to see how they handle this thread. If he knows so early in the 20 years, it feels even more of a nasty think to do on Frank’s part (to keep it from Claire). But I’m optimistic! wait-and-see. 
  • Hal and Jamie’s and Wallace’s dialogue is like… CRAZILY VERBATIM FROM THE BOOK. WHAT A NICE TOUCH!!!! 
  • “Look….either shoot me….or go away….” (i need this gif too) 
  • “A boy of about sixteen.” Jamie grins “Oh aye….My wife and I had this great roleplay for his benefit…..I actually did most of the benefitting….LORD it was so damn hot that night after we got some alone-time. like HOLY GODSssssssssclaireimiss you so much…..Sorry, what was the question?” 
  • “I willna tell if you don’t” – Jamie you smartass love of mine. 
  • HAL “baby blues” GREY. 
  • STOP JOSTLING MY JAMMF. HE HAS HAD VERY BAD EXPERIENCES IN HAYWAGONS BEFORE. 
  • JENNY AND IANNNNNNNNNN 
  • SHE TELLS HIM ABOUT FAITH. HIS SHOCK and…OH IT’S JUST SO SAD
  • Their little moments about the ashtray and not braining the doctor are honestly so sweet and hesitantly hopeful
  • Claire, honestly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for keeping those contraction groans mild and ignorable. This televised pregnancy/labor -phobic viewer thanks you greatly 
  • HOW FUCKING DARE YOU MAKE A CHOICE ABOUT THIS WOMAN’S BODY WITH HER CONSENT. HOW FUCKING DARE YOU. GENUINE OUTRAGE
  • Where’d she get the red hair?”  SUCH a perfect way to end the ep. All that fragile rapprochement and hope, and a MASSIVE crack re-forms. Sets the tone for their marriage so perfectly. 

Can you IMAGINE how incredibly, ridiculously, DENSE you’d have to be to “fund” me for any nonzero amount of time without realizing how relentlessly opinionated I am and have always been?  Me?  The Shortpacked! guy?!?!  Why, you’d have to be the goddamn stupidest, least observant person in the fucking world.

So either this person has NEVER “supported” or “funded” me and this is just some piece of shit trying to incompetently get me to care about what they think with half-assed lies, or they did give me money and this is without a doubt the dumbest turdload ever to stalk the Earth.  Either way, it’s not looking good.

Doctor, I think I’m dying.

I was originally not gonna write something for this day and I was gonna combine this day with the mafia day, but I decided to write a drabble anyways.

This is for the ereri summer week day 1- medical au



Eren rubbed his tired eyes as he stared down at his phone and slowly blinked, trying to process what his roommate was trying to ask of him. As Eren slowly progressed through his medical residency, the exhaustion and stress was starting to quickly creep up on him. His life used to be a fairly even balance of social life, work, and leisure. But after multiple twenty-four-hour shifts, Eren had grown to cut leisure and most of his social life out of the equation.

He had barely talked to Mikasa, Armin, and the rest of his friends from college in the last few months. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to keep in touch with them, he just simply couldn’t juggle work and maintaining his friendly and sociable personality. Mikasa had reached out to him multiple times and even threatened to get a plane ticket to fly across the country and see him. He appreciated her concern, but it just stressed him out even more. Thankfully, Mikasa had backed down when Eren explained just how grueling residency work was.

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Is this real?

Simon gets the surprise of his life when his roommate, Baz, asks him to pretend to be his boyfriend. Everything is going according to plan until the line of what’s real and what isn’t starts to blur, and they both have to make a decision.

For @snowbaz-feda

Also many thanks to @eroticgropefest for the beta!!

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7]


Part 2 - Fooling everyone

Baz

Penny is staring between me and Snow, trying to figure out why the hell we’re sitting together.

She decides to sit beside him, before asking in a hushed tone, “care to tell me what’s going on? Agatha told me that this morning she saw the two of you holding hands? And, in fact, everyone has been talking about it the whole morning.”

“Uh… Penny, I’m- I’m sorry I should have told you…” Simon starts saying, clearly struggling to find a way to tell her.

I look at him, with my eyebrow raised. Think about the money Snow, come on, you already started this, don’t go back.

Snow is blushing already, just like this morning, when he held my hand the whole way down to class. As expected, everyone kept staring at us, but I couldn’t care less. Finally, I have an excuse to keep him close to me, to fucking touch him. It’s worth all the money.

“As of last night, we’re dating” I tell her. It’s too painful to see him trying to find the right thing to say. Besides, I don’t want to give him any chance to blow this thing up so soon.

Penny stares at him like she’s trying to read his mind, and Snow doesn’t say a word. He’s just letting her come to her conclusions. “Is this really real?” She finally asks.

Snow gently grabs my hand and laces our fingers. Fuck, I still can’t believe this is actually happening. I feel like I must be dreaming. “Yeah… It just, sort of happened?” He says, and gives me one of his smiles, the fucker. I just want to kiss him.

“To be fair, I always wondered if all this fighting between the two of you was something more. I guess I was right.” she tells us, like it’s not a big deal.

Aleister Crowley, Penny, his best friend, thought that this could be an actual thing? Fucking unbelievable, and stupid Snow is looking at her, like what she just said didn’t make any sense.

I squeeze his hand and he looks at me.“She knows and it’s not a big deal, you can relax now.“

I know that he was worried about her, out of everyone, her opinion is what matters most to him. When she gives him a smile before getting up to grab some food, I can see his shoulders relax.

If we can fool Penny this easily, we won’t have a problem fooling anyone else.

I still can’t believe he agreed to this, and I don’t know how long it will last, but I will make the most of it.


(see my snowbaz fic masterlist)

Now im just trying to fathom how the hell people manage to take the piss out of everything under the goddamn sun.

At this point it’s obvious what this is gonna be about, so let’s start off with

What the fuckity fucking fuck are you doing Internet(aka primarily YouTube)

Alright so as the month has gonna by I’ve seen so much bullshit about “cringe” How children making art for fandoms that’s weirdly drawn is cringe.

And I’m just here like


Originally posted by too-cool-to-know-ya

Bitch. What’re you doing complaining about children’s art and the sexualization of cups. The second one I can understand the complaints but the first one is like.. how.. how are you passing judgement like kidney stones when you probably did the same fuckin shit when you were a kid.. I’d like to know, I genuinely would man.

And I see such bullshit reasoning on the Internet

Youtube especially

Take a look at this shit man


“It’s really cringey” Oh yeah just like your fucking terrible argument honey.


No one remembers the fact that we were all kids at one point, we were all young, we all did dumb shit and posted our young art, that we probably hate as of now when we look at it(Let’s be honest I hate my old art, it sucked-), and yet we have people throwing shade at children.

And hey lets not forget it’s not just older teens and adults doing this, it’s coming from every age group, including other kids who wanna be “cool” and like every other fucking person, babbling on about cringe, you’re all setting such a shit example of how you’re supposed to be as a human, which is, decent. Don’t be amazing(I find it hard to be, but hey if you wanna try and be perfect and amazing go ahead), don’t be terrible, be decent, respect others and the content they put out onto the platform of their choice, cause let’s be honest, is it gonna kill you? Are you gonna keel over and die if someone ships their ocs or themselves with a fictional character that, might I remind you, DOESN’T EXIST?????

The people bitching and moaning are in a big primary group of different bullshit ass complaints when they just sit there and argue with people about how it’s cringey instead of giving a valid argument or sitting the fuck down and not talking at all.

They are people who find enjoyment in making and watching said cringe comps because for whatever reason they like looking at children’s art and saying shit like “Oh I wanna drink bleach now” which is really fucking dumb in my opinion, unless you give constructive criticism on how they can improve their art you literally shouldn’t be fucking laughing and posting shit like that, it makes you look like a huge asshat.

Sometimes they’re on a whole other level of dipshit

I’ll give some examples here


I can already tell by the names that they’re all prepubescent kids or really dumb teens.


Can I ask, did your mom not teach you to have some fucking humility??? Why are you so compelled to do this shit when it won’t do anything but destroy people’s chances in the end?

Lemme break down what I just said, these people in these cringe comps that make the animations and art that give you a fucking video in the first place are probably gonna have a hard time improving and posting newer fresh and more clean lined content when you’re literally throwing them into a pit of fucking vipers.

It’s hard to get new content out when you’re the center of ranters and cringe comp makers attention, because you find your art in that video one day and look at the comments and you see how fucking rude everyone’s being and not giving a drop of constructive criticism, instead they make bleach jokes and joke about killing cringey batim animators and artists.

It makes you look like a piece of shit, not some funnyman on the Internet, you looks like a huge asshole whose making fun of kids having harmless fun because you think you’re entitled to do so.


Case and point, if it doesn’t kill you, don’t try and kill it with insults and rude manners, more than likely you’ll look back and realize what you were doing was really immature and dumb.

So yeah, mini rant I guess, forgive me if I misspelled something, it’s almost midnight and I’ve been stressed the fuck out with school and I’m in messy shape.

I’m tagging fandoms I think “cringe” primarily stems from in most scenarios, and remember this is all my opinion, you can criticize it and do whatever, if you can’t criticize an opinion you pretty much have taken away the whole premise of an opinion.

Sexual Harrasment

Summary:  Tony Stark is your boss’ boss’ boss’ boss, but he’s taken an interest in you. After saying no he flexes his power.

Warnings: THIS IS A NON/CON-RAPE STORY. Please do not read if this offends you. Smut

Pairings: Tony Stark x reader

Words: 2800

A/N: For all the anon’s wanting more Mercy.  Here is just a straight up Non-Con Tony story.

Forever Tags: @kellyn1604 @marauderice @mac5323 @idonthavehusbandsihavelovers @negan-is-god @roschelesworld @taintedgenre @thecynicalnerd @screeching-pterodactyl-fangirl 

Marvel Tags: @xbergiex @bellaballanda @theariel85

Tumblrs who I think might like this (ignore, but you commented on Mercy): @purplemuse89 @ashleywinchester69

“Good Y/N, you’re here finally.”  Tony smiled when you went into his office the third time that day. “I need a feminine opinion.”

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You stopped at least five feet away from the man as he held his arm out.

“Mr. Stark…”

“Tony.” He walked over to you and slid his hand around your waist. “How many times do I have to tell you.  It’s Tony.”

“Tony.”  You crossed your arms. “I really can’t neglect the accounts like this. I’m a junior accountant.  For these special projects hire someone to make this their full time job.”

“Paying for this sort of thing isn’t my style.”  His eyes were glued to you, but you refused to look his way as he pulled your side. “Just kidding.”

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anonymous asked:

hi! i'm not jewish, but i do check this blog to read more about antisemitism and how i can help. i'm a writer, and i really want to include a few jewish characters in my stories, but i have no idea how judaism works. do you guys have any resources/opinions/info that might be helpful to me? i'm just looking to present an undeniably jewish POV, but the story doesn't center on the character being jewish. if this is antisemitic in any way, please inform me!

I’d say for basics of Judaism, myjewishlearning is a good website to read with some easy to read but well constructed articles. If you want to go deeper, I strongly recommend reading “Jewish Literacy” by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. 

As far as writing Jews themselves, I strongly suggest that you do the following…

1. Follow Jewish blogs on tumblr, not just Jewish-THEMED blogs, but blogs by actual Jews based on their actual lives. Understand that at our core we are people just like anyone else. We have our specific religion and culture, but we also do things everyone else does. We balance it VERY differently between our communities. 

2. Read books by Jewish authors with Jewish characters. They don’t have to be books ABOUT Judaism. Just books from Jewish voices about Jewish lives. And get a diversity of them. Read books by Jewish men and women. Read books written by Jews from different continents. Read books by those born Jewish and those who have chosen to become Jewish. Learn what is universal and specific about Jewish experience.

3. Follow Jewish news sources and read Jewish journalists.

nolifekat  asked:

How do you properly channel your energy? That's a personal problem I have and I think a problem others have as well.

I’m answering this under the assumption that by “channelling” you mean “draw up energy to work with, to be put into objects or sent out into the world itself.” If that is not what you were looking for, please feel free to send another ask and clarify what you need help with.

There’s a lot I wanted to say in this post, and I don’t know that I said it all, but please bear with me, it’s long. If you don’t wanna read it all, and just want some techniques, there are a couple at the bottom, but I couldn’t find too many, so if still needed I can try to share what I do too. But this is important enough to me, at least, that I felt I should say it.

I can’t say there is a “proper” way. Like, there are common techniques that work for a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean they work for all. And this doesn’t just apply to channelling, or any one particular branch or method of magic - this is all encompassing for witchcraft in general. I can only say what I know from my own experience, but that doesn’t guarantee it to be something that everyone else clicks with or can always do.

A lot of these things really take practice, and the skill doesn’t always come immediately. I feel I got lucky, it only took a few weeks before I started feeling energy, for example, but I have heard some people say it took them longer, if they ever did. I feel that is important to keep in mind as well - the progress isn’t always instant, or immediately recognizable as progress, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening, and that what you’re doing isn’t necessarily failing or incorrect, it does take some time.

(On a crazy off to the side note, it’s also hard for me to tell you any way to do this right now, because I don’t know what you’ve already tried, and I may say “do this” when you already know it doesn’t work for you, but I didn’t know it didn’t work for you. Which is why I’m giving a very generalized answer.)

But, for example. Channelling my energy has a lot to do with sensing it, actually feeling the energy flow to know I am doing it. A lot of people can’t physically feel metaphysical energy when they use or work with it. And that is cool - you don’t need to actually feel it to work with it. But then my method won’t be of any use to them, because my method heavily revolves around that aspect. 

(It isn’t the right way, or the only way, and I acknowledge that - it’s just my way, and I know it won’t work for everyone, but as long as it works for me, that’s what I need for my craft, because it isn’t about anyone else. It’s by me, about me, for me. And it’s great if other people can use my stuff and it works for them, that’s why I share it, just in case it can; but I also know it won’t click with everyone, which is okay, it just means they need to find something else, which I can try to help with too.)

Or, another example, visualization - a lot of channelling methods say that is very important to do. Not everyone can do that either, though. Just because they can’t visualize, doesn’t mean they can’t channel energy. But that particular way to do it won’t cut it for them.

I have a lot I want to say on this, but my brain is scrambled. I’m sorry. I hope I do this justice, say it right, don’t come off as blunt or rude, because it isn’t my intention. I just wanna make something clear as I can.

In the end, there is no “proper” - at least, no universal “proper” - that applies to everyone and everything in witchcraft. If it works for you, it’s proper for you; what is proper for you in magic, may not be for other people, and that is okay. What works for you may also work for a lot of other people, but it is okay if you are one of the few it doesn’t work for  - it doewsn’t mean you can’;t do magic or witchcraft at all, it just means you need to do something different for the same results.

Like, think about how many people draw. And how many different styles you see of drawing. And how, looking at every person’s drawing technique, there may be similar aspects in  some, but everyone still does it kinda differently, but they’re all still drawing in the end - in the end it’s all still art, no matter how they got there. There’s even so many names for it, that may also depend on what you’re drawing or how you do it - sketching, doodling, drawing, penning; caricatures, cartoons, realism, abstract. So many different ways to get there, so many different titles and styles and whatever, but it’s all still art in the end. That is how I see witchcraft and magic.

And, like art, I believe it comes down to personal experimentation with various techniques to find what works for you. Each artist experiments with tutorials and stuff, or just wings it, to see what works for them, to get a style they like - same thing with witchcraft. 

Here are some tips that I have when trying to find out your way of doing things, that may be useful for other things too, but right now I’m just focused on witchcraft. Just tips, no strict rules or “have to”s, just things I think may help you. If you like it, try it; if you don’t give a fuck, don’t. Just thoughts, opinions, ideas.

◆ Find out where your problem is in that area. This is why recording what you do and how things play out with your spellwork can be so important - you can look back to try to pinpoint exactly what it is that didn’t work out, so you can either fix it or move past it. So: what aspects of channelling techniques have not worked for you in the past? Visualization? Feeling the energy?

◇ Sometimes, focusing on those areas, and trying to improve them, can be enough. Like, people say “I can’t do this in magic,” and okay, that is fine. But how many times did you try it before you determined it wasn’t working for you? If a thing fails just once, I can’t say that is a guarantee that that particular technique doesn’t work for you, period - spell failure happens for a lot of different reasons, and doesn’t always have to do with lack of ability. I believe it is best to be sure that those things really don’t work for you at all before writing them off. So, if you find you’re having a hard time feeling energy, keep trying for a while, look up other ways you can do that, keep practicing those techniques, until you can really rule out it just isn’t working at all.

◆ Sometimes there may be more than one area that is causing a problem, or the first area you chose may not be what is actually causing the difficulty. I believe every possibility should be ruled out to figure out what isn’t working and why, as well, before determining something isn’t going to work for you at all. Again, this is when those spell notes come in handy: you have documentation of everything you did, so you can go through piece by piece to figure out what it was - or what it was in conjunction with something else - that didn’t play out as planned.

◇ If things still keep not working, do some more research and see if there is some other way you can do it. Look for alternative methods for the same technique, give those a shot - try to keep in mind remembering what you did so you can figure out what doesn’t work about it for you if that’s what ends up happening. So, if this one particular method focused around feeling energy doesn’t work, and you’re sure it’s the feeling energy part, try a method that focuses on visualization instead, and see if it shows any results.

(Rinse and repeat.)

◆ If you can’t find another way that works for you that already exists, even after all that, if you’ve tried all the methods that you can find already talked about, or from external sources… try to find one within yourself. By this, I mean try creating a unique way, different from what you’ve seen before - or maybe even just tweaked from methods you’ve already tried, keeping things that worked and discarding what didn’t. Honestly, if that is what needs to happen for you to be able to do it, there’s nothing wrong with going off on your own, away from the beaten path, and playing around with what you find there to get something magical to work for you. Just because it’s new, and just made by you right then and there, doesn’t make it “improper” or “invalid” or “less legitimate” than common or well-known methods - if it works for you, that’s really what matters. 

(And I know it can be hard to know where to start when creating something brand new, but knowing a lot of theory may help direct you where to go. If you know how the other things worked and why, you can figure out what else might work and how and why based off those. Idk, I’m kinda burning out, let me wrap this up real quick.)

◇ I have found that “starting over” in a various area or technique can help me see things I didn’t before, open new paths or ways of thinking on the subject that can make practicing it completely different than how I did the first time. Try taking a look at energy work in general, not just channelling techniques, and see if anything comes out at you. Look at “beginner” posts, see if anything has changed in your way of working things from those original points, or see if any new opinions or techniques present themselves. There are a lot of blogs making content on Witchblr, and they all have a unique sort of view, that can prove handy in this sort of thing.

Trial and error, and experimentation, are really the keys here, in my opinion.

I really don’t want to say “you HAVE to do all these” or “this is how you HAVE to do it to figure it it,” but these are my suggestions and tips. And again, Idek if these things will necessarily work for you either, but I feel this will be more beneficial than just telling you how I do things. And I can still do that, if you don’t think this answer is helpful. But this is how I would look at your situation, if I were stuck on figuring out a way to do a certain technique - this is how I’d go about trying to find something that works for me. I feel like telling you how to find your own answer may prove more beneficial than giving you one of mine that still might not suit you in the end anyway.

Anyway, long overdue, here are those links I promised (there are few resources on this, which is maybe why so many people have difficulties with this area?) :

I may still end up posting my way, or other ways I could think of, because it’s hard to find info on this. So probably what I just said was all made moot because of this lol.

Did it all make sense, anyway? I hope it does. I hope it helped in some way, for someone at least. Idk. I ran out of so much steam and energy by the end there, I hope it still makes sense and I got the point I wanted to across. (I guess you wouldn’t know if I got the point I wanted to across, lol, but let me know if this proved helpful to you in any way or anything, please.) And it kinda proved wasted in the end, I feel, but that’s how I feel about figuring out how to do things “proper” or getting things to work for you. Idk. Sorry. I’m done.

There are some people whom you can tell just in passing that they’re going to be a trip. In this instance, it was a mom and her high school graduate daughter. Now, I looked at them and said ‘you’re going to be unhappy about something, I can just tell.’ The mother solidified my opinion in the exact moment that she crooked her finger towards me as a motion for me to come closer. 

She indicates a display of seasonal lighting. “None of these have prices on them. How am I supposed to know what they cost if none of them are marked?”

“Well, if you have any questions about pricing and can’t find us, there is a price checker in aisle 20. Some of our seasonal stuff is subject to price changes and we’re in the process of re-labeling them.”

“That’s ridiculous. You expect me to carry all this with me to check the price?”

She asks this as I am pulling out my handheld to check the price. As I am doing so, I notice the price on the box. “I believe it’s $19.99.”

“You didn’t even scan it.”

I turn the container around to display the price. “I can see how you would overlook that,” I tell her. 

“I looked ALL OVER.”

Clearly. 

“Is there anything else I can do for you today?”

She’s mad.

“No.”

“Let us know if you need anything!”

I regret saying so because not even an entire ten minutes pass and she’s down a different aisle, crooking her finger at me and motioning me to come closer- this time with a much less jovial attitude.

“These don’t have prices on them either.”

“Some of our seasonal items are in the middle of a price change and we will be re-labeling all of them as soon as we can.” Maybe if I say the words in a different order, she’ll understand me. The price checker is right behind her. I decide not to tell her. It seems like telling her that she could solve her problems by not yelling at me would make her more angry somehow. 

These items really don’t have prices on them, so I get my handheld out and start navigating to the price check function and she is just… increasingly impatient with me. 

Her daughter, who is easily JUST 18, notices that the price checker is right behind them. “Hey mom, there’s a price checker right here.” She scans it. “They’re $19.99.”

“That’s inconvenient! Why should I have to check it myself when you could just put prices on them?”

Pause. 

Pause. 

Don’t sigh outwardly. Don’t display how done answering this question you are. 

The manager on duty is in the next aisle over. I call her over. “Do you have any input on this?”

MOD is also done answering this question. “The seasonal lighting is going through a price change. We’re in the middle of changing the labels, but for now we have the price checkers here.”

“But don’t you see how that’s inconvenient to have to find an employee or haul all the stuff to the MIDDLE of the store just to find out what price it is?”

“I’m sorry it’s inconvenient, but it is the option we have right now.”

“This is TERRIBLE customer service. You people are INSANE.”

“Mom? It’s twenty bucks. Calm the frick down.” Thank you, class of 2017. 

The Runaways: 02

The Runaways: 01 02
Ship: Nerd!Namjoon | BadGirl!Reader
Description: From the moment you saved Namjoon, you had him hooked. But the question is- are you worth all of the trouble you bring?
Warnings: Triggering, Drugs, Rapeplay, Blowjob, Breathplay, Degrading Names, Hair Pulling, Handjob, Dirty Talk, Slapping, Consensual Non-Consent, Face Fucking
Word Count: 8,032
A/N: It gets worse- trust me.

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Let’s Be Civil

Hi all,

It’s come to my attention that @hazuki_no_yume and @TheBlackCero have been voicing some concerns about youtaite not crediting the use of their translations when using them for translated lyrics. The bulk of those concerns being voiced at @splendiferachie. Now, I can’t say I know every aspect of this argument since I can only look through what has been said online, but I’d like to voice my opinion on this anyway.  

History

To start, I’d like to give a little history to this argument to show how we got to where we are today. Years ago, for each moderately popular vocaloid song, there would be at least a few fan translations. This was because there were less songs but still a really dedicated community. Of course youtaite were around as well and, from my own experience, would gather a decent understanding of a song through multiple translations and then make lyrics based upon that understanding. As I went along, I took up studies in Japanese so that I could better translate at least phrases but still need the help of other translations. I admit there are those whose lyrics are just edited translations made to sloppily fit singable lines, but that is more of a grievance on the front of lyric writing ability which is a whole other argument I’d love to have sometime. 

Anyway, as the years went by, many translators came and went while Vocaloid songs only grew in number. Youtaite like Rachie and I have tried to keep up with the constant demand for new songs probably as much as the active translators out there but the task isn’t easy. Really, years seem to have flown by at this point. And that’s why I believe it’s been easy to lose sight of crediting translations since my own mindset still believes we’re back in the days where translators were faceless or lost in the sea of fan submissions. I still struggle to justify crediting a certain translator sometimes when I feel I’ve strayed so far from what they’ve made. If a translator were to privately message me asking respectfully to give them credit, I don’t think I would ignore it though. We come from a community based on building atop shared creations and so if anyone were to suddenly claim hard lined territory, it would be nearly insane.

My Opinion

I agree that asking for credit is a reasonable request. I do not believe youtaite come with the intent of being cruel. In fact, we’ve often been friends with the translators we borrow from but people come and go and communities change.

But my long post doesn’t end here because I have some problems with the way that they have carried out this argument. As you can tell, I believe in thoughtful discussion and giving others the benefit of the doubt. If there is a problem between me and another person, I think the right thing to do is have a private discussion and if that fails, try other equally reasonable routes. Excessively slandering someone until they give into your demands is not one of those routes. I’d like to give some examples of the excessiveness I’ve seen:

(Credit to @TheBlackCero)

Insinuating that you wish death upon a user for not crediting your translation in a public forum is not much of a compelling point in your argument. I’m not saying there isn’t a real justified point lost in the piles of passive aggressive memes, but the way in which it’s been gone about? It’s more likely to start a fight than have an actual discussion about simply putting a name in a description box. I won’t stand beside everything Rachie tweets or says because those are her words, not mine, and I would expect her to do the same for me. But I won’t support brigading her over something I believe she would have agreed to if approached respectfully. I won’t give more examples of these memes in which the hatred of her and all youtaite is expressly stated, but I do also want to say how kind of silly this entire situation is. The fact that it’s gotten to a point in which I have to write a post as long as this to explain simply that:

If you want something from someone, approach them respectfully first

And if you just want to be angry or talk bad about someone, do it behind closed doors like everyone else.

- Juby

Makeup

Chlonath week day 3 prompt ART

Ohhh man this was supposed to be short and sweet and cute and somehow it got really deep! Somehow that’s how all my intimate scenes end up…oh well! Hope you enjoy!


“I can’t believe you actually said yes to this.”

“Relax,” Nath muttered, his voice barely more than a whisper, which sent chills down Chloe’s spine. “I’m an artist, remember?”

“I’m pretty sure makeup is a different than your paint and charcoal,” she pointed out, although she couldn’t help but giggle, which earned her a gentle slap on the leg for her to hold still as he dipped the tiny brush into the gold eyeshadow and gently guided her eyes closed with his thumb.

They were sitting cross-legged on her king sized bed, hundreds of makeup supplies, brushes, and even a few magazines flipped open to random pages spread out around them. Nath hadn’t been expecting this when she’d invited him up to her room…but he wasn’t complaining. It was surprisingly therapeutic and he was always excited to try something new. Especially when Chloe insisted on it, considering she wasn’t a huge advocate for change in the first place.

“Not really…it’s just a different medium. You still have dimensions and layers and colors to worry about…” he mused.

“Then by your definition, I can be an artist too.”

He chuckled at that and hummed in affirmation. “Yep, you are. Thanks for teaching me, by the way.”

“Please, Nath. It was the least I could do. I mean, how else am I going to get a real opinion on how my makeup looks instead of some bullshit guy answer that’s not really an answer?”

“Hey, I’m not about to be the guy who tells Chloe Bourgeois that her wings are uneven,” he joked, switching from gold to a soft ballerina pink eyeshadow and dusting it across her lids before carefully blending the two colors together.

Chloe huffed, her lips pressing together in a tight line.

“You know I’m not like that anymore, Nath,” she whispered. “I used to be, but I’m not like that anymore. I want you to tell me the truth. I don’t want you to be afraid of upsetting me and have our relationship built on lies. I’ve had enough of those…”

Nath looked down at the palette in his hands, an embarrassed blush creeping up on his neck and ears. “Sorry. It’s just that…that’s how a lot of relationships work, y’know? The woman’s always right even when she’s wrong, don’t ever tell her she looks fat in those jeans even if she does…that’s all I have for reference, Chlo.”

“Well, whoever told you that, they’re wrong.” She opened her bright blue eyes, the intensity of her gaze nearly making him breathless. “I don’t want that kind of relationship. I want you to be honest…because if I go into public looking stupid and you weren’t man enough to tell me and help me fix it, then how much do we really trust each other? How would we ever get this to work out?”

He bit his lip and nodded. “You’re right. I’ll…try to remember that in the future.”

Her gaze dropped down to their laps. “I just don’t want this to be like my parents were.”

He didn’t know what to say to that. She’d told him months ago what her parents’ relationship had been: rocky and materialistic, full of lies and passion, but hardly anything that actually worked. They’d separated only after a few years because of that and Chloe had to pay the price: growing up a spoiled, materialistic, shallow girl because that’s all she’d ever known and seen from her parents, and then just her father.

“Hey,” he whispered, putting a finger underneath her chin and lifting it up so she could look at him. “We won’t be like that. We’re already better than that and I promise you…if you’re being a bitch, I will definitely let you know.”

A bit of humor made its way back into her eyes. She giggled softly at him.

“Okay. Thank you, Nath.”

“No problem,” he said, leaning forward and kissing her softly on the lips. It was only for a moment though, and then he was setting the eye shadow palette down and picking up the liquid eyeliner. “Now close your eyes again, I’m not done here.”

Shinoa appreciation post ♡ (+ Defending Chapter 56 & Shinoa)

(Repost from my Instagram account @/sinoahiragi)

─ A fair warning: This will be very long and contains spoilers about Chapter 56!


My motivation to write this is of course my deep love for Shinoa. But what really triggered this post to happen is the latest OnS Chapter and certain reactions to it.

To give a quick summary of the Chapter part I am going to talk about + a few Light Novel informations:

In Chapter 56, The Guren Squad arrives at Ferid’s mansion where Shinoa’s squad is right now. Mahiru is of course with Guren and thus meets Shinoa. First she says she loves Shinoa (super cute!) and then monologues about Shinoa’s demon not being ‘awake’ yet. Mahiru says that for her demon to awaken, Shinoa would need to fulfill her lust and sexual desires (which she obviously isn’t aware of yet).

It is very important to mention the latest Light Novel here. Because 8 years before Shinoa met Yuu, Shi-chan (her demon) told her that she will meet the one to fulfill her sexual desires and sparking her love eight years from then. Who did she meet? Mitsuba and Mika did she meet before so the only ones left are Yuu, Shiho and Yoichi. Now may you ship Yuunoa or not, but it’s obvious Shi-chan referred to Yuichiro.

Back to Chapter 56, after Mahiru explained more about Shinoa’s demon, she wonders who the man is Shinoa wants to be embraced by and we see Yuu, with Shinoa blushing slightly, probably even unbeknownst to herself. So Shi-chan’s words from the Light Novels got kind of confirmed here.

Now. Here come the haters who love to take every chance to hate on Kagami and Shinoa, not thinking about the bigger picture.

They now say that Shinoa gets sexualized by Kagami because he chose her sexual desires to awaken her Demon. Some ship haters also add now that Shinoa loving Yuu only fulfills the purpose to awaken Shinoa’s demon and the feelings are not well developed etc.

Now: Emotions, especially desires, play a big role in Owari no Seraph. Just look at Yuu, his love for his family had been his driving force since the beggining and the desire for power that comes along with it is what makes Ashuramaru even take control of him. Guren’s (and Mahiru’s) tragedy happened because of love and sexual desires as well.

All demons feed from human desires which we all have. Thus, desires have always been present in the manga/anime and I don’t get what the sudden fuss is about.

I don’t know if I am seriously surrounded by little kids but let me tell you as a grown up woman that sexual desires are normal. We all have them when we come to a certain age. Some just are more of a dick about it than others. I mean sexual desires only got their bad reputation because it leads to people sleeping around too much and cheating. Besides that, those desires are just as human as others.

It doesn’t surprise me at all that it’s sexual desires that awaken Shinoa’s demon. Because it had been the same with Mahiru. And since they both were born with demons inside them, it seems plausible to me that Shinoa’s demon is similar to Mahiru’s. And before people now bash on Mahiru, her deep love for Guren led to sexual desires and them having sex, so stop it

People honestly think they are defending women here but just look at you. So a woman cannot have sexual desires? Did you listen to yourself? If you think of sex being something only shared with an intimate lover, under normal circumstances it’s the most wonderful thing a woman can experience besides true love.

To summarize: Shinoa having sexual desires is normal. Shinoa’s demon awakening by fulfilling those desires in my opinion only proves how strong Shinoa’s love must be (In the light novel Shi-chan not only talks about sexual desires but love and the desire to be acknowledged) to awaken her demon.

And to everyone scared that Yuunoa might happen anytime soon without development: How simple-minded. Yuunoa gets one very solid moment and everyone goes crazy. People, Mahiru merely stated how Shinoa’s demon awakens, not that they have sex besides the dead bodies of Yuu’s family right now. Jfc.


Which leads to the next point.

Some always said Shinoa had been weak lately, getting saved by Yuu way too often. According to them, this is caused by her feelings for Yuu and Kagami wanting to portray some hero saving heroine moments. That apparently makes her look weak.

Now about that. I really try to be respectful towards opinions and you can have them! You have every right. Even if they are wrong, like in this case. You guys obviously didn’t understand Shinoa’s character at all.

In the beginning Shinoa was introduced to us as a very sassy, cold and not caring-about-anyone teenage girl. If you look at her past, who can blame her?

Now, I think we all loved her sassy, cocky attitude and her kicking everyone’s ass. But then the character development happened.

Shinoa developing feelings for Yuichiro, starting from acknowledgement to someday maybe love, is the biggest development the in the begging cold-hearted Shinoa could have!

Thanks to Yuu she appreciates her comrades. Thanks to Yuu she understood the meaning of family. Thanks to Yuu she opened up. And maybe someday she will get to know true love, a wonderful experience, thanks to Yuu. But we don’t know that yet.

And about Shinoa getting saved by Yuu too often? Did you even read the Manga? Everyone, even Mika, fails against the strong opponents lately. Except Seraph!Yuu, which is why they want to learn how to control the Seraph in the first place. So stop judging her because she doesn’t defeat new strong opponents like those Vampires in the beggining. No one of the squad can, so stop only criticizing Shinoa. I see no one complaining about Mika not kicking ass like before.

Shinoa is very strong just like the whole Shinoa squad. I love her with my whole existence and thus do not take well if she’s insulted as weak just because she has feelings for Yuu (like literally everyone does in the series geez)

Shinoa is a girl who grows emotionally stronger thanks to her feelings for Yuu and that’s what makes her so admirable. She barely even realizes it herself and that’s why it’s no dumb silly crush where she fangirls over a boy. Her feelings, platonic or romantic, are deeply rooted within herself and her character development, making her feelings more than real.


─That was my appreciation post for the love of my life ♡ Thanks for reading

LGBTQ+ podcasts

So last year I wrote a post on LGBTQ+ podcasts I’ve listend to. I wrote it on 12 of June right, before I heard about shooting in Orlando and I thought it would be good to write podcast post again this year. Because podcast are one of many ways people get educated about themselfs, thier own sexuality, thier emotions, we get inspierd and stay motivated. And let’s face it, it is even more important for our community to educate ourself, to get inspiered and to stay motivated. So go and listen to some nice podcasts!

Bad with money with Gaby Dunn

This podcast is about money and about how people, who are in bad financial situation can make for themself better. I like it very much, because Gaby Dunn is honest about her troubles. She’s no financial expert. She is a beginner like you or me and like many of us she has some trouble with money. But Gaby fights for herself, she is fighting with her collage debts and what is most important she is showing that you can deal with your financial problems. It might not be easy or magical, but it is possible.

Gaby Dunn showed us something important (in my opinion) that is not always your fault that you have problems with money. She showed that capitalism in America is awful for most of the time and mostly for everybody. Also, because she is pansexual, she took special care to make her podcast as diverse as it’s possible. So go and make your finance look better.

The Bossy Show

Fresh and new podcast which starts with Trump wining 2016 elections. Here is everything you need to know about Trump’s administrations from point of view two queer feminists Jil Gutowitz and Carmen Rios. It is made in funny, creative way. In every episode you have a chance to hear new intresting guests, their opinion about how awful Trump is and what he broke this time.

So common! You can get deppresed about Trump or you can laugh with Jil and Carmen ;)

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim

Amazing podcast made by Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahara Noorbakhsh. This two changed my way of thinking about muslim minority in America, because I was racist and islamophobic in one period of my live. Taz and Zahara with their sense of humor made me more awere of some, of my behaviours, and how I can be a better suporter. Thank both of You for that!

If you looking for something funny, something amazing, you can go there ;)

The Heart

I was listening to few podcasts about love, relationships and intimacy, but I couldn’t find anything better than  The Heart . 

It has most beautiful soundtrack you will ever hear, with stories about transitions sexuality and coming out that will move your soul.  The Heart  will change the way you think about LGBTQ+ community for ever. I can’t tell how many times I cried listening to this podcast. It made me sad and happy, and I fell totally in love with it, and so will you.

Never Before with Janet Mock
This is something fresh from Itunes. It has only two episodes right now, and there are amazing inteviews with people you always wanted to hear. I hope this podcast will motivate you.

So this is all for this year. There are les podcast, but I can assure you that they are my favorite ones. See you soon! 

anonymous asked:

Hi Haven ! I was wondering if you've noticed how tired Tom looked at ComicCon ? I hope he's not ill... And I personally think that longer hair aren't that flattering for him, but that's just a personnal opinion, I know a lot of you love it !

Hi, little gray face!

I think he may have been tired, but he still looked absolutely delicious and handsome and punchhug inducing.  It’s understandable that he is tired.  He’s been filming this summer in not exactly mild climates, I imagine reshoots in general can be tedious, he has to get all wigged and suited up, etc.  

And as much as some people like to think that they have a handle on what is happening in his professional life, the truth and facts are that no one really knows.  We don’t know what is happening in his mind, in his heart, in his career.  We don’t know what he may be dealing with regarding relationships, family, friends, and so on.  

He’s 36 years old.  He’s watching his siblings and family and friends get married and have children.  He may be thinking about his future to the degree that he hasn’t previously.  

He’s dealt with ridiculous attacks from official and unofficial news media and the internet regarding more than one issue.  He’s seen the ugly side of being in the public eye now.  And it was ugly.  That impacted him, no question.  I imagine that the worst part of dealing with all of that is that HE DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG.  Nothing.  This is not a case of being caught with prostitutes or drugs, he didn’t do anything illegal.  It’s one thing to be slammed by the media when you commit a crime or are involved in some kind of sex scandal or something.  It’s another thing to be slammed because people are petty, judgmental, small-minded, insecure, self-righteous and jealous.  

If he’s apprehensive of making himself available and animated to the press and public, I don’t blame him. But I wanted him to be at SDCC because I think he needed to hear the screams when his name is called and see the smiles that he puts on faces.  

Anyways.

THOSE DUCKIE CURLS INSPIRE SUCH PAIN AND HAPPINESS IN ME I CAN NOT ADEQUATELY EXPRESS MYSELF

They just get me right in the Worst Places something fierce.  I hope they stay around for the Loki 4 press tour.  I think they are incredibly flattering.  He is different with them in a way that makes me want to burst into tears.  I want to wrap myself around him like a stuffed monkey with velcro paws and not let go.  I want to rub my cheek against his and tangle my fingers in those duckie curls and whisper in his ear.

I think life is seasoning him and that isn’t a bad thing.  I’m so tired of people lamenting his choices.  Move on.  It’s unhealthy.  He doesn’t answer to you, he doesn’t owe you anything except the performance that you’re paying $10.50 for when you purchase that movie ticket.  

He is always going to be himself.  Let him be.  

Thanks for the message!