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cliche pynch college visit headcanon

•so Ronan left the barns and hopped in his car late at night out of habit cause that’s what he does when he can’t sleep

•as he’s driving, he thinks of Adam and how much he misses him and he just kinda ends up on the freeway, headed towards Adam’s college

•so it’s like midnight and he’s in Adam’s college town and he’s like “fuck it, I’m visiting my boyfriend right now, I haven’t seen him in three months, and I’m done waiting”

•but he knows how Adam overworks himself and ends up dead tired 24/7 so he stops for coffee first

•he pulls into the parking lot of Adam’s dorm building and immediately finds his room (he will never admit it, but he has the room number memorized, what a nerd)

•so he knocks and waits and finally Adam opens the door super hella fast and he’s wearing the classic coca cola t-shirt and blue pajama pants and his hair is perfectly mussed and his eyes are electric, even in the dim light, and Ronan doesn’t say a single thing because he’s lost in those eyes

•And Adam has the absolute most annoyed expression on his face and says super sternly “Ronan Lynch, it is too fucking early for this, and I have class in a few hours, let me sleep.” (Cause at this point it’s like 1:30 or something, idk, and he’s sleep deprived and it doesn’t register) and he shuts the door

•Ronan is kinda shocked for a minute so he just kinda sets the coffee down next to the door mat when he hears, muffled, through the door “wAIT THAT’S RONAN LYNCH”

•and Adam flings the door open even more hella fast than the first time and the door hits the wall really loud and he full on jumps on Ronan and wraps his arms around his neck and his legs around his waist and just clings on tight for a few moments and then just pulls back to look at Ronan’s face and then tries to kiss him but can’t cause he’s smiling too much for kissing to actually work

•and the whole ordeal was really loud so kids start peeking their heads out from behind their doors

•and Adam and Ronan both notice this but they’re too busy kissing to actually give a fuck

•also, Ronan is still holding Adam so he’s off the ground and it’s kinda top heavy so Ronan spills the coffee at some point

•bonus: Adam’s room mate comes up from behind the pair to walk out of the room to tell a kid across the hall “this is the angry-gay-Irish-catholic-tattooed-street-racing-farmer-dad boyfriend of his I told you about” and the other kid is like “oh wow he actually exists”

anonymous asked:

I'm not trying to stir crap up, I'm legitimately curious. How is the celtic cross a nazi symbol? I mean I wear an heirloom celtic cross bc i'm catholic, but your post a few minutes ago and half the political people online nowadays are calling it a hate symbol. I dont get it. Am I just sheltered or something?

That’s a great question, Anon! 

No! I don’t think you’re sheltered at all. I just don’t think that schools do a good enough job of explaining cultural symbolism and theft to kids! 


The Celtic Cross is a symbol created by the Catholics based on Irish traditions and was first used in the 9th century. For those who don’t know what it looks like, traditionally it’s shaped like this;

It is a symbol that represented the faith! And I am in no way saying that it was a racist symbol originally. 

But on that note, does this look familiar? 

Most of you are saying FUCK YEAH THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR




Because, dear random people, that isn’t a nazi symbol

Or, at least, it didn’t used to be. 

The swastika was originally used by Buddhists and Hindus and was a symbol of eternity and peace

So now we get into the nitty-gritty of the racist culture. Why are these two symbols, created out of religions to create a sign of comfort for those who worshiped in their faiths, suddenly seen by the world as bad.



We live in a world where the majority of terrorists are white Christians and Catholics. People can say all they want to me that the biggest threats of terror are Muslims or Satanists or god knows what other arguments are up the sleeves of fragile white folk without eyes or a background in first-grade history, but the answer remains true; the biggest terrorist threat to most of humanity is the white Christian/Catholic. 

The celtic cross was quickly used as a sign of terror when it was sported around by members of the KKK, who rationalized their racist agenda with strong Catholic beliefs. And remember that Buddhist symbol that meant eternity and peace!? Yeah, someone in Germany picked that up, made a mirror image of it (notice how the lines face the opposite directions?) and made it the mascot of his political parties message. 

Because that’s what these are.

They are political messages

The KKK is racist, antisemitic, homophobic, and believes any number of things that would rightfully horrify anyone with a brain. But because they state their beliefs, and because they are recognized (either favorably or not) by the states, they are political

Hitler came into power because he had a political point to make, and people wanted him in power

Their flags became popular because they held positions of power in which these chosen symbols represented their community as a whole. 

So you should absolutely be confused about why your symbol suddenly is being placed onto Tumblr lists about white supremacy. That’s completely rational, and no one is blaming you for that! At least, no one should! These are traditionally created to convey a message of peace and faith to those who look up towards them. 

It becomes an issue when those who come into power with political platforms of hatred and purification take these symbols that aren’t there’s to have and transform them into something different. It’s why many Buddhists have gotten rid of their swastikas, and why I tend to avoid anyone with a Celtic cross. 

In fact, these are both really hot topics right now! And I encourage you all to join in on the debate. 

Many Hindus and Buddhists have actually disowned the swastika as a part of their culture. And many a catholic has taken strides to make their crosses a little less Celtic. 

But the debate over culture and its theft is a heavy one. And there are artists and religious figures who are asking whether or not it would be appropriate to reclaim the symbols that have been written off as so horrendous. So, should a Buddhist be able to display a swastika outside of their door? Should a Catholic be allowed to tattoo that sort of a symbol on their body? 

The debates are current and continuous, and both sides have incredibly well thought out and researched opinions. I won’t explain my side to you since that is personal, and I do intend to keep some of my opinions private, but I encourage you to check it out!

But at the end of the day, one thing is agreed upon by most intelligent, empathetic people, no matter what side they take. 

The originators aren’t the problems. 

Terrorists are. 

anonymous asked:

Can catholics have tattoos? Im thibking about getting one or even more but im very unsure if its a sin or not


Yes, Catholics can have tattoos, but this is something you should really think about. I found a Catholic Answers article about this. You can read the whole thing at this link, but I’ll share part of it here:

So is the prohibition against tattoos in Leviticus a part of the moral law?

My colleague, Jimmy Akin writes says no:

There is no reason why one cannot color one’s skin, which is what tattooing amounts to.

One can apply color to one’s skin by make-up (as is common among women), magic markers (as is common among children), press-on tattoos (as are common in Crackerjack boxes), or with real tattoos.

The mere fact that the ink goes into the skin in the latter case does not create a fundamental moral difference.

But if you do decide to get a tattoo, consider the following:

1. The images should not be immoral, such as sexually explicit, Satanic, or in anyway opposed to the truths and teachings of Christianity.

2. Be prudent. While “Mom” is probably a safe bet, tattooing your current girlfriend’s name on your arm probably isn’t.

3. Consider the arguments against tattooing (there’s bound to be a good website out there devoted to that). Just because the Church doesn’t prohibit getting one doesn’t mean that you should. Consider the following question: Would you put a bumper sticker on a ferrai?

The advice I gave to my sister when she was considering a tattoo was to give it several months. If you still feel strongly about the tattoo you had in mind after that time, then maybe get it. If, during that time, you change your mind about the type of tattoo you wanted, or where it should be located, perhaps wait another several months before getting it.

This article is a good one, too. Remember that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

I hope this helps! God bless!

Ad Jesum per Mariam,

María de Fátima

The Church on Tattoos and Piercings

Full Question

        What is Church teaching on body tattoos and piercings?        


Old Testament prohibitions regarding tattoos are considered ceremonial laws and thus are not binding on Christians. There is nothing inherently immoral about a Catholic having a tattoo or a piercing. What would make those things immoral would be its content/message/purpose. What message am I trying to send through this action? What is my motivation? It is essentially viewed as a morally neutral act whose morality depends upon content, context, and circumstances. Prudential judgment is needed.

anonymous asked:

sooo if its still up somewhere (if they ever posted it that is) you totally want to direct us to the novel length bandom fic your friend wrote you? if its private, can we at least know the band? know, for reasons. ;) (can we maybe have fic recs?)

It’s up on Ao3! (To Die Will Be) An Awfully Big Adventure, by FayJay.

I am not exaggerating when I say it is one of my top two favorite bandom fics. The other one is Constructive Summer (I just call it bandpires), which is over on LJ. It is never going to be on Ao3, as the author passed away last year. 

There’s a delightful  MCR/Addams Family cross-over: These Addams Men, Where Do You Find Them? (It Has To Be Damp.), which is the fic that got me into reading RPF. 

Seance Weather by dear_monday is kidfic with an Addams Family flavor, and is wholly adorable.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, also by dear_monday, is about the end of the world, occult forces tearing into reality, and is vaguely SPN flavored. 

Unholyverse by Bexless is an excellent, multi-part story involving demons, the Catholic church, and hapless tattoo artists.

that shirtless tat pic sm accidentally uploaded yesterday was jaejoong not tae but like w h a t  i f

anonymous asked:

I'm just getting into blockb (omg bastarz!) & I'm trying to figure out their individual l personalities & was wondering if you could tell me some things about them? I've started watching shows but can't figure what they are truly like.Tysm in advance

Omg hi! Welcome to the fandom, new BBC friend! <3 Block B is the type of group that will always surprise you, especially if you think there is nothing left for them to do. lol I’m sure you’re gonna love them, each second more and more! :3

So, I’m gonna tell you what I  think about them, what I’ve seen and learned from them since I’ve became a bbc, a few years ago. I apologise for my English in advance.

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