when i was about 3 or so, i was terrified of thunder. i loved rain, i loved how lightning looked, but the sound of thunder made me scream. so, my father being the patient man he was, built an entire mythos around storms for me.

the world was an orchestra, and storms were everyone tuning. the pitter patter of raindrops was the quick plucking of strings, the cracks of lightning a sudden burst of a horn. the sound of gutter’s rushing were woodwinds lifting lightly, and the peals of thunder were massive drums.

every time my father and i heard an orchestra tuning, he would joke about not having brought his umbrella. and every time a big storm hit, he would put on ella fitzgerald and dance with me.

parenting isn’t always about the big milestones. sometimes, it is about something as simple as teaching your child to love the storm.

Dear Jack

Hi @therealjacksepticeye
i just watched your newest video “gorn in November” in which you spoke about your take of the game. At a point you talked about people who are going through there last year of school not knowing what would happen after. That really hit home for me the past few weeks i have been not that great mentality way for multiple reasons but i have 20 days left of this term of school then my last term is 6 weeks till i graduate on the 18th of November. And it scares me. But what you said in the video really helped for some reason. I did pause the video and cry for a good min or two realised that its scary that i even made it to here because of how much i stuggled in school with dyslexia and countess learning and mental disorders i have. Thanks Jack for making me realise how i should be proud i made it this for dispiriting the people who told me and my perents i wouldn’t make it to year 12.
Thank you jack…

Couldn’t help myself and watched Mindful Education.

Just a warning guys: It will make you cry, but for various reasons.

I cried when Garnet and Stevonnie started singing together.  The parallels between them just came together and it was so beautiful.  These fusions are made of love, of two people who care about each other more than anybody else in the world.  They’re fusions that people had never seen before.  Stevonnie is the first gem/human fusion, and at the time, Garnet was the first fusion of two different types of gems.  Garnet is one of the most powerful gems on the show because she’s made of love, and I think Stevonnie might one day become as strong as her, maybe even stronger.

I also cried when it stared showing what Steven was trying not to think about.  I kept wondering why they were putting so much focus on Connie hurting this random kid, and then I realized that it was meant to parallel what Steven was feeling.  He hurt Bismuth and Eyeball, and he didn’t mean to.  He tried to save Jasper, but he couldn’t.  And his mom, he doesn’t know what to think about her anymore.  She used to be this perfect wonderful person.  Now that he’s found out what she did to Bismuth and Pink Diamond, she haunts his mind as much as Bismuth, Eyeball, and Jasper.  All of the traumatic things he’s gone through are finally starting to get to him, and it’s so sad to see.  This poor kid just wants to help those around him, and he can’t.  I’m hoping Connie will be his rock for him, something that keeps him steady and helps him recover from the bad things that have happened in the past, and probably will happen in the future.

  • <p><b></b> Everybody is cheering for He tian... Am I the only one who's hating what's happening? Am I the only one who's angry at He tian for acting how he will not caring about guan shans feelings? That was sexual harassment alright. Guan shan made it clear that he doesn't want close relationships with anybody and now he tian playing around and forcing himself on him. I used to think that Guan shan just doesn't like it but now that he's panicking and crying like that i think the reasons may go deeper than we thought.<p/><b></b> I feel very sorry for Guan shan.<p/></p>

The most adorable part of their minds being blown is that they asked


They were so excited.

I cried again. So many bittersweet reasons to cry.

You know what I wish for? Every night in my freaking live? I wish for someone to hold me when I am sad, to comfort me when I cry without a reason! To talk to me when I am lonely! To listen when I have problems! To understand me, to accept me, no matter what! I wish for a human that loves me like I love my dog and my cats! To cuddle me when I am cold, to just be there if I need someone but am unable to talk! I wish for a human that I can be there for! To hold their hand, to cuddle them, to warm them, to listen, to be there for them! Where can I find you, stranger of my nighty dreams?

Good svtfoe plot idea

Ferguson becomes the god of the pizza dimension but in doing so he straight up doesn’t exist on Earth anymore.

Star, Marco, and Alfonzo are hanging out one day and one of them farts on accident. Star goes “I remember someone that always thought that was super funny!” but then she forgets what she was talking about…Marco is crying for some reason but he doesn’t know why….

Just try being a little more friendly.
It’s not all that hard to make friends!
The last time I did, you said I came off as too pushy.

Just try being more warm, smile more!
You have a serious resting bitch face.
The last time I did, you said I came off as a creep.

Just try being a little more smart when it comes to trusting people.
You don’t have much of your heart left to be broken anyway.
The last time I did, you gave me an entire lecture on how I should be more trusting.

Just try being a little more happy.
There are multiple reasons for you to be so.
The last time I was, you told me to cry for all others who don’t have these reasons.

Just try being a little more grateful.
There are thousands of people out there who wish they could be in your shoes.
The last time I was, you told me there were a thousand different shoes I would be better off in.

Just try being a little more realistic.
We only have dust. No stardust, I’m afraid.
The last time I did, I choked on it.

anonymous asked:

How do you think baku reacts when he finds kiri crying (for whatever reason)?

depends on what he’s crying for.

If it’s something environmental (like he saw something sad and just broke down) Baku will be there to awkwardly cheer him up bc I doubt he has any experience on how to properly cheer up a sad person. I mean when he cries he’s like “FUCK I’M GOING TO DO BETTER I GOTTA DO BETTER” and gets all determined and shit. Maybe that helps Kiri

If it’s a person… that person better run as far and fast as they after baku gets done breaking every bone in their body.

Best Tracks of 2014 (So Far)

We’ve reached the halfway point! These are the best tracks of 2014 so far from January to June. The YouTube playlist can be found at the bottom of the post!

30. “Find You (Feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)“ by Zedd

Nothing new is presented in the Zedd model of banging out hits, but it’s still a pleasantly catchy song and you want to belt along with Matthew Koma’s distinct tenor. At least I do.

29. “Hideaway” by Kiesza

Brought to fame with an amazing single shot choreographed video, Kiesza’s warble soars over the 90’s influenced track.

28. “I Want It All” by Karmin

While their debut full length wasn’t as great as I hoped (due to the lack of tracks like this and “Brokenhearted”), this is a great standout from a genuinely very sweet duo. Plus, looking at Nick never hurts.

27. “Solo Dancing” by Indiana

A dark, brooding, and pulsating number that sets an exciting and enticing tone for a new artist that decides to go under the moniker of one of the least exciting states in the US.

26. “Prophet” by Zhala

The first artist to be signed to Robyn’s record label, Zhala’s “Prophet” is this first thing I’ve heard that sounds like religious chant music and pop had a baby. Not a good song for a steady run but good for crazed dancing.

25. “Delorean Dynamite” by Todd Terje

This funky Norwegian DJ spins out some great Italodisco inspired tunes.

24. “Grande Finale” by Studio Killers

One of the most exciting groups in dance pop music released a new single after last year’s amazing debut album.

23. “Seashells” by Florrie

One of the UK’s most promising poplets releases another gem of a single. Apparently she has a proper album coming sometime soon and I’m quite excited.

22. “Don’t Hold Back On Love” by Helena Paparizou

While “Survivor” was a great Melodifestivalen track, this is even better. Still not at the heights of “Baby, It’s Over” but still everything I expect and love from Helena.

21. “I Try To Talk To You (feat. John Grant)” by Hercules and Love Affair

Andy Butler assembles a new crew for his latest effort Feast of the Broken Heart and delivers a more enticing affair than the sophomore album Blue Songs. And this song is quite nice.

20. “Luna” by Bombay Bicycle Club

A new band discovery for me, this light catchy tune was on repeat for a while. The video features synchronized swimming too which is all the reason you need to watch it even if it were a horrible tune (which it’s not).

19. “Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)” by Clean Bandit

Described by an Irish boy I went on a date with as the sound of the insufferable “London posh,” Clean Bandit have made quite the headway with this summery jam. I still like it. If only their album was full of tracks like this.

18. “What I Must Find” by For BDK

Stunning video and emotive song from Sweden. Really what else do we expect from them?

17. “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX

I was worried for half a second that Charli XCX’s shot at fame was starting to dim much like the one-hit Icona Pop (who I still love), but this feature in The Fault In Our Stars lands her squarely back in that ascent.

16. “Undo” by Sanna Nielsen

Listen, I realize it’s awful lyrically, but Sanna is Sweden’s sweetheart and was my favorite this year at Eurovision - WHICH I GOT TO GO TO.

15. “Idea for Strings” by Gem Club

An NPR discovery for me that’s quite different than everything else on this list. I was just struck by the beauty of this chamber pop band’s sound and am so glad I went to their album release concert at the MFA here in Boston.

14. “Cheap Sunglasses (feat. Matthew Koma)” by RAC

Matthew Koma is quite the featured vocalist, eh?

13. “Prime” by Allie X

This Canadian is one to watch with ace tracks such as these. Sugary, sweet, and cheeky in the best ways. "Forget what I need, give me what I want, and it should be fine” stands out as quite the demand. This one is still a free download.

12. “Leave Your Lover” by Sam Smith

SAAAMMMMM. Again, usually not my type of music, but having an out (but not overdoing it) gay man singing about unrequited love speaks to me. The diva of my generation, people.

11. “Holler” by Rebecca & Fiona

One of my favorite Swedish DJ outfits did a good job with their new album. This is my favorite.

10. “Giving Me Away” by Betty Who

My favorite darling of pop music right now hit it out of the park with her Slow Dancing EP and lead single “Heartbreak Dream.” This track is simmering with the best 80’s vibes though.

9. “Not On Drugs” by Tove Lo

Yes, yes, I know “Stay High” is infinitely more hip, but I like this track from her Truth Serum EP best. Also, “Out of Mind” is quite the track too, but that was released last year.

8. “Crying For No Reason” by Katy B

POWER BALLAD O’CLOCK. God, the emotion. I have to be extremely careful not to hit my head as I sing this in the shower and flail about.

7. “No Rest For The Wicked” by Lykke Li

Lykke’s back with one of the best albums of the year. Also, it’s much better than Wounded Rhymes in my personal opinion.

6. “I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora

My personal summer jam. I didn’t really give a poop about Rita before, but this Calvin Harris produced track changed my mind. As pointed out on Popjustice, imagine if Whitney was singing it.

5. “Do It Again” by Röyksopp & Robyn

My Nordic babies collaborating again makes me SO HAPPY. While I would expect some more lyric creativity from this duo, this is the banger track from their EP. I can’t wait to see them in August!

4. “Taste of You” by Knut Kippersund Nesdal

This dreamboat had THE BEST track in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix. Sorry, Carl Espen. He’s adorable, fresh, and has all the 80’s flair of a-ha reborn (I know they’re still making music). I hope this isn’t a one off thing.

3. “Tonight I’m Yours” by Ola

Okay, okay. This single might have come out last fall, but the album didn’t come out until this spring and I didn’t hear it until then. What I was waiting for I don’t know because this is a big, perfect strings-laden pop moment from Sweden’s quirky male pop giant.

2. “Kiss Me Once” by Kylie Minogue

The title track from Kylie’s delightful new album is by far the best. It has everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, you expect from a Kylie track. Any time it comes on when I’m out walking about, I instantly get that little gay pep in my step.

1. “Chandelier” by Sia

This could very well be my song of the summer in terms of time of year, play count, and hysteria surrounding it but it’s not the most summery sounding jam. What it does sound like is one of the best pop songs of the year full of power, emotion, and me singing in a very unhealthy way to match Sia’s vocals. GOOD ON YOU, SIA. Plus, I’m loving the whole blonde bob performance art bit.

Here’s every song in a YouTube playlist: