do you think i have a life

8

“Have you imagined for one moment what this has been for me? An unforgivable transgression that has marked me for life. You think you’ve suffered. You think you know blood. You think you’ve walked on corpses. Spread them from here to the horizon and I have walked further! You weak, foul, lustful, vainglorious, man. How dare do you speak to me of death.”

VANESSA IVES LOOKING FAR TOO BEAUTIFUL AND DESERVING BETTER IN EVERY EPISODE: 1.05 - Closer Than Sisters

i have been thinking a lot about that poster that says “i am not a woman i an a lesbian” and how to navigate the world as a lesbian is so radically different in relation to how you see your body how you view sex how you relate to other women how you navigate through the world, how many times a day do i play a part where i have to pretend to relate to a straight woman in order to.. socialize, watch any piece of media, live my life.. life through a lesbian lens feels so radically different than the common narrative, it can be so isolating to exist in a world that does not exist for us, it feels so necessary to come home to the safety of other lesbians, to slip into that world of comfort and women like me and how we love and care for one another, it’s amazing how often in the day feels like we’re starved for that kind of community and intimacy that other women take for granted

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could help me. I'm graduating this year and I need a yearbook quote and I think I want it to be something from P&R (or Amy Poehler). Do you have any suggestions?

this is a really nice idea!! i think it depends on what you’re going for. i misread this and assumed you wanted leslie quotes, so anything that doesnt have a name next to it is her.

 if you want sincere quotes, you might do one of these:

  • “winning is every girl’s dream, but it’s my destiny. and my dream” 
  • “we have to remember whats important in life: friends waffles work. or waffles friends work. doesn’t matter, but work it third” 
  • “No one achieves anything alone.”
  • “ In times of stress or moments of transition sometimes it can feel like the whole world is closing in on you. When that happens, You should close your eyes, take a deep breath, listen to the people who love you, when they give you advice, and remember what really matters.”
  • (ron) “never half ass two things. whole ass one thing” (obv dont use this if swearing isnt allowed lol) 
  • (andy) “If you want something badly, you just gotta believe it’s gonna work out.”
  • (jerry) “You know, there are no guarantees in this world. As long as the people I love are a part of my life, I will be just fine.”

if you want funny quotes, you might do one of these:

  • “math is worthless. i mean, there’s an app for calculating tips. that’s all you need”
  • “i have the most valuable currency in america. a blind, stubborn belief that what im doing is 100% correct”
  • “Sometimes when you make an omelet you’ve gotta break a few eggs. What’s the alternative? No omelets at all? Who wants to live in that kind of world?”
  • “I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”
  • (tom)  “Sometimes you gotta work a little… So you can ball a lot”
  • (andy) I have no idea what I’m doing but I know I’m doing it really, really well.”

amy poehler quotes you might like:

  • “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”
  • “i believe great people do things before they are ready”
  • “its easier to be brave when you are not alone”

hope some of these help!!! i’d love to know what you end up using :)

-stacy

I don’t know why I let myself believe we would be in each other’s lives forever… in retrospect it was such a childish notion. I don’t know how I ever thought it would work… I just did. I simply believed that somehow everything would work itself out and we’d be in each other’s lives forever. I suppose it was because you were such a unique and irreplaceable person. I knew I would never stop loving you and would certainly never want you out of my life, and being the person that I am I couldn’t imagine ever hurting you or doing anything to make you want to leave. In my mind it seemed reasonable to think something so amazing could last indefinitely… so I let myself hope… I allowed myself to dream. I gave myself permission to believe in something that felt certain but in reality could never have worked and was doomed to fail from the start. So when the reality of the situation finally tripped me up and I fell down, I had only myself to blame because I should have known better. Life is not a fairy tale with happily ever after’s. And as simple as love can be – and it really was so easy with you – life is what’s complicated, and I think perhaps it was more convenient to forget that for a while. To pretend things could have been different… that this was that one special time when all my bad luck would finally balance out and everything would go right for me. I made a decision with my heart, and the heart loves to ignore facts it doesn’t want to acknowledge because they ruin the dream. And the sad fact is that the dream is now gone and I have no one to blame for this emptiness but myself.
Imagine:

Your boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, thanking you for everything you’ve done for him in an interview.

“Who do you have the most gratitude towards in your life?” The interviewer asked him. Sebastian rubbed his jaw, thinking.

“Well… first off… Y/N. They’re the best person to be dating, and I couldn’t be more grateful for them. Y/N has supported me through this whole acting career, and I don’t think I could’ve done it without them. I love them.” Sebastian looked in the camera, his eyes full of love. “Y/N, baby, if you’re watching this, I love you.”

“That was sweet of you, Sebastian.” Sebastian nodded, giving his attention back to the interview.

“It was all true. Y/N is the reason that I’m still acting and out here.”

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Auston Matthews #3 - It Takes Two

Originally posted by hockeyfanatique

A/N- Hey everybody! sorry for the mini hiatus: i was competing at a regatta this weekend so I didn’t have any wifi but I’m back! This also means that I spent a really long time on a bus so I got some good writing done. I want to post two more today but we will see how my homework goes… Kisses!

for the anon request: Can you do an imagine with Auston where you have a pregnancy scare but when you find out you’re really not pregnant Auston starts to talk about your future together? I love your writing btw💗

(love you boo!)

_X_

“God damn it” you muttered to yourself. Never in your life did you think that you would resent going to the bathroom and not seeing that you had started your period. Every other girl in the world dreads the moment when they go the bathroom and see that their time of the month has come but currently you were three weeks late for yours and starting to panic a little bit. 

You had been dating Auston Matthews for just over a year, which isn’t an insignificant amount of time, but having a kid together at this stage, hell no. You hadn’t even talked about kids yet, and you had just made plans to move in together at the end of this month when the lease on your current place is up. Not to mention that Auston is a young professional athlete who definitely wants to enjoy his youth instead of have to all of the sudden be responsible for a child. You splashed your face to try and pull yourself together and had to stifle a laugh at the thought that Auston and Nikita Zaitsev could form their very own “kids with kids” club on the Leafs. 

Okay no, you thought to yourself, it’s time to be an adult and just go buy a pregnancy test and deal with the result. You sighed once more and stepped out of the bathroom to be confronted by the one-and-only with his nose in your fridge, obviously raiding it for something to eat. 

“Aus, what are doing here? You really need to learn how to go grocery shopping like an adult.” you rolled your eyes. 

He looked back at you with a sheepish smile on his face, “But its so much easier to just come over here. Plus, it gives me an excuse to see my beautiful girl.” he walked towards you and wrapped you up in his arms and pressed a kiss to your forehead. 

You bit your lip and worried it between your teeth, debating about whether or not you should tell Aus about your concern or don’t bother him with it until you know the results. 

“What are you thinking about?” he asked with a quizzical look on his face.

“Oh, nothing. Just, I don’t know.. nothing you need to worry about.” God, you were such a bad liar. 

He simply raised his eyebrow at you suspiciously, but decided not to press you any further on that subject. “Do you want to go out for lunch? Maybe to that burger place you love around the corner?”

You sighed, “Sorry Aus, I’d love to but I have to run a really important errand.” At least that was half-true. But the real motivation was the fact that not even your favourite meal in the world could appease the sick feeling of dread you had in your stomach right now. 

Your refusal must have really clued Auston in that something must not be right because he asked you with concern laced all over his features, “Are you sure you are okay? You never say no to burgers.”

“Yeah I’m fine I just really have to get some stuff done.” you said and went to grab your keys, “Come on, I’ll drop you off at Mitch’s and I’ll see you tomorrow okay?” you said as you pushed him out of your apartment with you. 

“(Y/N), you are making me really worried. Why are you trying to get rid of me? You aren’t cheating on me are you?” he asked desperately as if he just realized that could happen. 

“What?  No! Auston, no I am not cheating on you. I just have to go to the store to get some important stuff that I can’t tell you about right now but I promise I will later.” 

Auston still didn’t seem convinced but he walked with you down to your car but didn’t get in. “I’m just going to go back to my place then.” he explained when you looked at him expectantly. You watched as he walked away from your car, shoulders hunched, face turned towards the ground with an expression of half-confusion, half-hurt on his face and you wanted to punch yourself for making him feel this way instead of just being honest with him. Whatever, you thought, let’s just get this over with. 

_X_

You are not a very religious person, but in this moment, you found yourself praying to any and all higher powers out there to make you not pregnant. You had bought three different brands of pregnancy tests and used all of them before setting a timer and waiting for the results. To take your mind off of it, you started to get dinner ready but you couldn’t focus on anything except for the anxiety and anticipation building in your stomach. After what felt like an eternity, the alarm on your phone went off and you sprinted into the bathroom. You checked the first one and your shoulders loosened when you saw the negative sign. Though, you could hear the warning voice of your high school health teacher in the back of your head saying “there is no such thing as a false positive but there can be a false negative” so you quickly checked the rest of the tests. When they all came back negative you almost jumped for joy. You put them in the garbage and went back to making dinner, now that the stress relieved, your appetite had grown exponentially and you hadn’t eaten anything all day. As you were in the middle of frying up some pierogis that you had stashed away for when you needed a pick-me up meal your front door burst open. Auston ran through your door and visibly exhaled and relaxed when he saw you cooking in the kitchen. 

“Auston, again, what are you doing?” you asked, this time a smile coming to your face. 

“Why are you doing this to me (Y/N)? You blew me off this morning and you were clearly nervous and acting suspicious about something and instead of trusting me and opening up about it you just shoved me away to go stew by myself. All day I have been coming up with worst-case scenarios in my head and I think I deserve an answer.”

“Oh honey, no. It’s okay, everything is fine now. I’m sorry I pushed you away this morning.” you went to him and wrapped your arms tightly around his torso, and knowing that he couldn’t resist both you and cheesey pierogi goodness, you asked, “Stay with me for dinner?” 

He wrapped his arms around you slightly hesitantly but then relaxed into it and placed a kiss on the top of your head, “Yeah. I’ll stay.” 

“Good.” you smiled and grabbed his hand to lead him into your kitchen. You grabbed him a glass of water and placed a wooden spoon in his hand, “Here, you keep stirring the onions and bacon so that they caramelize. I’ll whip up a salad too but I need to run to the bathroom first.” you leaned up and kissed his cheek before going off to your bathroom. 

“Thank god, finally!” you sighed when you saw that finally, your period had come. Confirmed no pregnancy! You cleaned yourself up and practically skipped back into the kitchen. 

_X_

You and Auston had made up quickly, and several hours later you were curled up on the couch together watching movies. Auston was running his hands absent-mindedly up and down your back. The movie ended and Auston excused himself to the bathroom when you went to go re-fill the popcorn bowl. When he returned, he had a happy grin on his face and wrapped his arms around your back and nuzzled into your neck as you were fussing over the popcorn. 

“You know what?” he asked into your neck 

“What’s that?”

“I was thinking about what I want to name my kids. If it was a boy, Mateo, and if it was a girl, Emma.” he said thoughtfully

“Hmm. Those are cute but, Mateo Matthews sounds kind of weird,” you laughed, “I always wanted to name my boy Hunter and I completely agree on Emma. It’s a good reference to your mom.”

“And I would definitely put them on skates as soon as they could walk,” he said decisively 

That one made you laugh “What’s with you suddenly thinking of baby names and stuff? One of the guys on the team expecting?” 

“I don’t know, you tell me.” he all but giggled with glee into where his face was pressed into you, peppering soft kisses up and down your back.

You quickly spun around, “Hold on, what?”

He let go of you quickly, “I, um, saw the tests in the garbage in the bathroom.” 

You narrowed your eyes at him in confusion until realization hit you, “Oh! No! Honey, I’m not pregnant.” 

Auston’s smile didn’t exactly falter but he did your your hands in yours, “But… you had those tests?”

“Yes, sweetie, I took them before you came and they were negative. I took them because my period was three weeks late but I ended up getting it tonight.” 

“Oh…..” he visibly exhaled and pulled you into a hug. 

“That’s why I was so nervous this morning,” you explained, pressed into his chest, “I immediately went to worst-case scenario and I didn’t want to tell you because I wasn’t sure how you were going to react. I thought that you were going to leave me and blame me for ruining your life and that I was going to be a single mom who has a kid who’s father hates him. And at best I thought that you would stick around but start to resent me for ruining your life-.” 

“-Shhh… (Y/N) stop” Auston cut you off when you started edging towards hysterical, “No (Y/N) no. I love you so much I would never do any of that. Sure, I don’t think we should be trying for a baby right now because I can barely even take care of myself right now, much less another, tiny completely dependent human being but I would never walk out on you. The first day I met you I knew that you were it for me. You are the one I want to raise a family with.”

Yup, there go the tears. You sniffled a bit and squeezed Auston tightly and he swayed you back and forth for a bit

“Besides, the blaming thing is absurd because, last time I checked, it takes two to make a baby.” he said with a hint of a tease and suggestion in his voice. 

“That it does Aus, that it does.” you laughed into his shirt.


_X_

Next up: Sebastian Aho, Girl Problems part 2

anonymous asked:

Mum! I wanted to say that I really apprecaite all the work you do and I enjoy reading everything you write, you're AU's are very relaxed and it makes me happy even when I'm sad! I think you write Wonho perfectly! Any how... I was wondering ** IF YOU HAVE TIME ** : Could you write a Wonwoo Friends to Lovers to go with the others?

thank you so much!!! here’s friends-to-lovers wonwoo for you!~~
find woozi (here), seungcheol (here) & joshua (here

  • you and wonwoo became friends because of the fact that you both have a mutual understanding of living life quietly and letting your other friends do dumb things you otherwise wouldn’t dare to do
  • like that time hoshi told wonwoo he could do a backflip into the swimming pool and when wonwoo shrugged and said go for it a very excited hoshi ran toward the 7 meter diving board
  • and you, who’d overheard the conversation came over to stand by wonwoo and said “you know,,,,,your friend is probably going to end up belly flopping and hurting himself instead of actually backflipping.”
  • and wonwoo was like “i know,,,,,,,,,but that’s the point. i kinda wanna watch that happen.”
  • and you had nodded your head understandingly because sometimes watching other people wipe out can be ,,,,,,,,, rather hilarious 
  • and when hoshi hit the water with ,,,, you guessed it,,,,,,a belly flop you and wonwoo had both tried to hide laughter as hoshi came up for air with a pout on his face and had yelled that he’s pretty sure the sting from this flop would haunt him till he was old
  • but yeah,,,,,you and wonwoo are the calm, neutral friends of the group and so you and wonwoo have never fought or argued and for the most part you enjoy each others company even if it means you’re on your laptop and he’s on his phone
  • you know,,,,,,,,you two just click
  • which is why when you need an emergency place to crash for two weeks,,,,,wonwoo gladly lets you stay with him because there’s no way you’d be a bother??? you’re exactly like him
  • but,,,,what’s different is that,,,,,,,,wonwoo,,,,,apparently,,,,,, walks around his house without a shirt on,,,,,after the shower,,,,,,
  • and you don’t know this until you get up from your homemade bed on the couch and end up walking straight into a shirtless,,,,hair still wet,,,,,,very handsome,,,,,wonwoo in the kitchen
  • and you kind of freeze because,,,,since when did your friend have such broad shoulders? and such nice skin? and such a strong,,,looking back,,,,,,
  • and wonwoo apologizes,,,,,and you try to shake your head but you’re still standing there in shock and he tells you awkwardly that he’s got to go to bed
  • and you,,,,,it takes you a couple minutes but when you finally come to,,,,,,,you realize that,,,,,wonwoo,,,,,,has always been attractive hasn’t he,,,,,
  • and oh god as you’re laying under your blanket trying to sleep,,,,the image of him standing there,,,,,deep voice talking to you,,,,,lean body- oh GOD,,,,,
  • and in the morning you can’t even look wonwoo in the eyes you just grab a snack for breakfast and make up some excuse to run out of his apartment before wonwoo can as much as offer you some coffee
  • and ,,,,,, you can’t stop thinking about it,,,,,, wonwoo’s body,,,,,wonwoo’s face,,,,,,wonwoo’s personality that never makes you anxious and is always so well in tune with yours
  • and you almost smack your head against the wall as you’re waiting for the subway because wonwoo is hot,,,,and a good person,,,,,and you’re kinda really ok not kinda like aLOT INTO HIM
  • but it’s like you can’t,,,,,you can’t bring it up or say anything and risk messing up this great friendship you have and so you curse whatever higher power there is when wonwoo says you guys should watch a movie one night to kill time and you’re sitting on the couch,,,,
  • close,,,,,,,arms touching,,,,,,wonwoo seemingly focused on the movie with his hand grabbing popcorn and you’re just like,,,, trying not to think about how cute he looks in his sweatpants and v-neck black tshirt,,,,,until suddenly wonwoo lets his hand rest on the sofa behind you,,,,,,almost like those old tricks you do at the movie to try and put your hand around your date
  • and your brain is like!!!!!!!!!!!????????!!!!!!! but wonwoo still looks calm and you’re like??? should i scoot away??? should i lean into his arm????? oh my god
  • and wonwoo finally looks at you from the corner of his eye and you’re like quick quick say something so it’s not awkward and you’re like “i,,,it-it’s a little cold,,,,um,,,ill go get a blanke-”
  • but wonwoo grabs your hand before you get up and with his chocolate brown eyes and deep voice says that if you want, you can cuddle into him for warmth
  • and you can’t believe your god damn ears,,,,,,,,,,,but then you notice,,,,even with the calm look on his face the tips of his ears have turned a bright red and you’re like,,,,,,sjkdhfsj we’re both shy,,,,,,,,in the end we really are the same,,,,,
  • but you sit back down and wonwoo’s hand gently rests over your shoulder and you lean into his chest a bit cautiously but wonwoo adjusts himself so you can put your head on his chest
  • and somehow,,,,,,in a matter of minutes,,,,,it’s comfortable,,,,,
  • and you interlace your fingers with his and you guys are both watching the movie,,,,,,,and like you’ve been a couple for ten years not ten minutes it’s,,,,,,,,normal
  • you and wonwoo click,,,,you always will,,,,as friends and as lovers,,,,,,

anonymous asked:

Who do you think would be a better mate for Tigerheart other than the DoveTiger nonsense the Erins are trying to shove at us.

olivenose, shrewfoot, ivytail, pinenose, mistcloud, grassheart are the really only eligible (ok-age related) cats for tigerheart 

olivenose

ivytail (who was listed as a queen for 90% of her life but never had a mate or kits?? and she died of old age even tho she was born in dawn…um)

shrewfoot (she has black feet??? impossible @ erins)

pinenose

mistcloud (she’s just like a curly furred dovewing perfect)

grassheart 

takemeawaytocamelot  asked:

I hope you're doing alright, beautiful. I know you said work and life was crazy, but I miss seeing your name pop up on my phone. I might have notifications on for you... Anyways, I'm just popping by to say hi and to remind you that I love you and think you're an incredible person and fantastic writer! I'll wait patiently for you as long as you need. <3 <3 <3

My love, I was deeply moved by this message. To feel loved by someone as incredible as you is a true blessing. My life has been crazy and demanding, but what has been scaring me the most is the fact that I think about writing and feel…empty. For two-three weeks now, maybe even longer. Like something is gone and I’m futilely trying to hold on to sand escaping between my fingers. So I’m working, walking, hiking, sleeping, reading, watching series and movies, breathing, thinking - in the hopes that it will come back to me. But what terrifies me the most is the fact that the last time I felt like this, it took me ten years to come back to writing. 

Meanwhile you’re shining and being creative as hell, so I’ll be here to read you and support you! <3

yesindeedio  asked:

OKAY!! EMERGENCY!! my mom is forcing me to speak at an event, and to spite her i want to end my speech by saying, "here is a quote from the great philosopher Kim Han," and then say some deep thing he's said (because there's so many). do you have any i could use?

Since I don’t know at what kind of event you have to hold the speech, I’ll just post my favorite hanbin quotes and you can look for yourself if you can use any of them. 

  • “Do not do it half-heartedly. Devote your life into it.”
  • “A winner is someone who gets up one more time when he is knocked down.”
  • “There is more to life than studying. Just do what you like.”
  • “I think we are able to stand here and sing because of the tears you shed for us. The happiness you felt with us, starting back from WIN. I’m so glad I became a singer and I’m so happy to meet you. We met so many people here, I think that this is a huge blessing for us. Really, thank you so much. And there is one thing we all want to say together. Well I don’t know if it will transfer over to you, but we’ll shout it together loudly. THANK YOU!”
  • “The gods asked me ‘won’t you regret this?’ I answered without hesitation ‘why should I regret?’. What’s left behind is either success or failure.”
  • “There is nothing humans can’t do. Just do it!”
  • “I don’t make music to make it to the charts. I’m happy even if just one person listens to our songs. I used to be fussy about the charts. I was blinded by something unnecessary. I let go of that, and it got a lot better.”
  • “It was like hell. But after being in hell, hell became comfortable. If I go to hell again, I think I’ll be prepared.”
  • “The moment they relax, I eat them up.”
  • “My determination has no choice but to be different from others.”
  • “If I were you I’d practice day and night. I would be too pissed not to. Where’s you determination? Do you really want this? Are you desperate? Your nose should be bleeding by now. You should feel so exhausted that you’d think you might die. Why do you even sleep? Why do you go to the house? Why do you rest? Why are you taking the weekends off?”
  • “In 10 years, I’ll be the best.”
  • “I want to become a person who doesn’t change even after debut.”
  • “Happiness, sorrow, hope, anger, desire, despair, love. What’s the meaning of these emotions that you feel only for a moment.”
  • “I absolutely have no regrets.” 
  • “All I could do as a leader, is to protect the team.”
  • “Before 6th grade, my dream changed once every 2 days. My parents said that if my dream doesn’t change for a year then they’ll help me with that dream and that was becoming a rapper. To see that my dream did come true, I think I was lucky.”
  • “Our business got nothing to do with you.”
  • “I don’t know this games rules. But fuck it, I don’t care. I will do it my way.”
  • “The pain given by god, I was getting over it. Brothers that share blood and flesh I was trying to protect.” 
  • “Hey haters, sorry, it’s my time now.”
  • “After ‘WIN’ ended, we went back to training. Fans sending their love, our families rooting for us and our performances. I wrote songs to cherish those memories.”
  • “No limit, gon touch the sky.”
  • “If you don’t know me, get to know me now. Korea’s music industry had no owner, but it’s mine now. If that disgusts you and you have the confidence, try to take away my leadership.
  • “Everyone look closely at how far I’ll come.”
  • “The fans are my motivation. They’re the reason I make music. I’m thankful that they experience sadness and happiness with us. They’re the people that make me make music.”
  • “We will become the best.”
  • “Life is sometimes heaven, sometimes hell. Sometimes pleasure, sometimes pain.”
  • “ I fell and learned how to walk on my own.”
  • “Giving up my youth, I ran barefoot for three years. Living each day nervous about tomorrow.I had no choice but to throw away the pressure and failure.”
  • “From now on I don’t want to bother about success or failure. I don’t want to think about win or lose. As long as we can bring happiness and good songs to you all then we are satisfied.”
  • “I don’t hate anyone. I learned from my mom that I shouldn’t hate people.”
  • “What are we fighting for? What do we find so funny? We are still young and naive, we just want happiness. After lots of moments of regret and the liquor glass that is emptied out along with our hearts. With the people and music that I like, this should be a satisfactory life.”
  • “Let’s take it slow, let’s last real long, let’s stay together until we die.” 
  • “The reason why I can’t run away when the gun is pointing at me? The reason why I can sleep in peace during the night after dark? What am I living for? I’m living for my fam, for my fan, do this thing for my team, for myself.”

You know what  happens when you are the only female child and/or the only responsible child?  Your parents keep giving you old family stuff.  Please keep this.  Someone may want it one day.  Translation:  your brothers are too irresponsible and wrapped up in their own lives to realize they may want this so you shall be keeper of the stuff.  This includes their birth certificates, adoption records etc.  Until they are much much older (think 30s) and suddenly realize they may want it.  But then there is other stuff like pictures and scrapbooks etc.

And you haul it around for decades until you reach the point of:  Why am I dragging this stuff around?  It’s sitting in boxes collecting dust.  Screw this.

And then begins the daunting task of looking at everything.  Is this worth anything?  Cause if it is, guess who’s gonna sell it and keep the $$ for the decades of hauling and storage!  Ha!  Secondly, can I pitch it?  Then comes will anyone really want this?  Can I donate it?  Is it useful?  Then you ponder – well the siblings and nieces certainly didn’t look for it when the parents died and didn’t seem interested in anything that wasn’t a picture of them or they thought it was worth money.

Then the epiphany.  I’m donating it to historical organizations that care.  They will want these old high school records from when my Mom was in school.  they will want old newspaper articles about various organizations my parents or brother was participating in 50+ years ago.  Donating and preserving history is the right thing to do.

anonymous asked:

I'm glad I decided to follow your blog because your answers are gold, I don't think I've ever been THIS involved in a fanfic. What I appreciate the most is how you reply to the people who romanticize the relationship going on in most of your AU in connection with real life. It's just really nice to see how realistically you see the things you write, not everyone can do that. And when people say it made them think about themselves? That's amazing.

My fic is definitely not a guideline to follow and while Yuuri and Viktor do work everything out in the end it’s after a lot of unnecessary pain and everything could have been so much easier and healthier for them if they’d approached things a bit differently. If anything I’d want people to take away from my fic the importance of good communication, trying to look at your actions from an outside perspective because you might come off very different than you intend and how damaging endlessly pining after someone who doesn’t want you back can be (which will definitely be explored more in obs&bh)

anonymous asked:

Why do you think coldwave is super canon plausible? Sorry if you answered this a long time ago.

The fact that they’re interpersonally compatible is a given by them being friends since Len was 14, and having worked closely together off and on likely for the majority of their adult lives, even if it wasn’t all them working together for years straight or anything.

They love each other, we know that. Len in Legends S1 (I’m ignoring that Aruba bullshit) would lay down his life for Mick, and in fact did at the end of S1. Mick followed Len on this journey in the first place and I personally believe part of why he came back around after Len died was to honor Len’s memory and sacrifice, and because he was inspired by Len.

And though they’re often at odds, pulling their guns on each other, they have a natural ebb and flow. They understand each other. They have secret codes and a very deep shared understanding and intuition for one another on a job and in almost any space. They literally move in sync in the first few episodes of Legends. They communicate a lot without words and trust each other pretty implicitly, which is why betrayals outside their norm feel so heavy to each of them when they occur. 

And then there’s this:

Originally posted by coldtomyflash

They’re partners. That’s love. And I’m not against reading it as platonic love, but I can see quite easily how it could be them in love, in their own way.

Thing were good, actually no things were great before it all happened.

I feel so lost, lost for words, lost with my sense of direction, lost in my thoughts…I am lost. I have so many questions, I’m starting to think my life has become nothing but a series of questions.

Thing is they are legitimate questions but they are still yet to be answered, will they ever be answered? Did I deserve this, does anyone deserve this? 

Do you ever just look at someone and think to yourself, wow they are so lucky I wish I lived their life or when will  I finally be satisfied with the life I live. I used to be like them you know, happy, or at least I thought I was happy.

Now..now I just sit, I feel numb, so numb in fact that I feel as if someone could drive a knife through me and I wouldn’t feel an ounce of pain.

Emotions, what are emotions?

Feelings, huh I feel nothing but emptiness…

Hope, I used to think that was all I needed to get through life, that was until you. You made me give up on hope, give up on practically everything I lived for.

Oh but look at you, everything has worked out pleasantly well for you hasn’t it? 

Pain, I guess the only good thing is I no longer feel it, pain..that is. Or maybe I do, but I have become immune to it because that’s what anyone would do right?

—  Tenari Ioapo - Everything I’m not // Excerpt from a book I’m writing.
Once, long ago, a fisherman caught a magic haddock. The haddock offered the fisherman three wishes in return for its life. The fisherman said, “I’d like my son to come home from the war. And a hundred pieces of gold.” The problem is magic haddock, like robots, don’t think like people. The fisherman’s son came home from the war, in a coffin. And the king sent a hundred gold pieces in recognition of his heroic death. The fisherman had one wish left. What do you think he wished for? Some people say he should have wished for an infinite series of wishes, but if your city proves anything, it is that granting all your wishes is not a good idea. In fact, the fisherman wished that he hadn’t wished the first two wishes. In a way, he pressed the reset button.
—  Doctor Who, Smile

aguagi  asked:

What do you think about Satsuki entrusting Ryuuko with Bakuzan at the end of the Raid trip? She didn't know Ryuuko was just going to hand it back to her right then and there, and she needed Bakuzan to enact vengeance upon Ragyou during the Great Sports and Culture Festival. Do you see it as Satsuki finally acknowledging Ryuuko as an equal (and not at the moment when she confessed her shortcomings on the Naked Sol) and entrusting Ryuuko in coming to her aid later? (1/2)

That is, she gives Ryuuko her sword, creating an unspoken honorable bond between them. From what she knows, only life fibers can kill life fibers, and Bakuzan is currently the only life fiber weapon she has besides Junketsu, which showed a very limited range of transformative use as a lance. Did she expect Ryuuko to hand back Bakuzan and fight beside her as equals once she backstabbed Ragyou? Or for Ryuuko to attack Ragyou and Satsuki backstabs her (Ragyou) while she was distracted? (2/2)

Satsuki: As long as there is breath left in me, Satsuki Kiryuin has a chance at victory!

The way I see it, Satsuki is a character who has devoted her entire life to stopping Ragyo—and this shows. Satsuki’s plans have none of the impulsive, spur-of-the-moment, let’s-see-how-reckless-we-can-be qualities that her sister’s do, because unlike Ryuko, Satsuki is immensely thoughtful and methodical, and she takes care to consider every possibility.

And it is good to be well-prepared, of course, but Satsuki takes her strategizing to such an extreme that it makes her cold. While Ryuko is ultimately able to fight Satsuki to a draw at the end of the Raid Trip because she puts her complete and utter faith in Senketsu—even without having a clue about what he intends to do!—prior to the reveal that Ryuko is her sister, I struggle to see Satsuki make a similar choice. There is nothing sensible about wholeheartedly trusting someone as Ryuko does, and up until Satsuki’s change of heart later in the series, her priority is to behave in ways that make sense to reach her objective—even if making sense can be harsh, detached, distancing, and, as she puts it herself, even if it makes her a villain.

So, when it comes to relying on and believing in others, Satsuki is highly lacking—in fact, it’s her greatest flaw, and what she herself acknowledges as her greatest flaw in her confession on the Naked Sol in episode 22. While she certainly expects people to help her in her goals, Satsuki is careful to never particularly count on it at first, because to count on somebody else would be to trust them… and that’s dangerous. Unknown. Illogical. Reckless.

Satsuki: If you [Ryuko] won’t like my way, I will fight you afterward.

And while Satsuki’s hesitance to trust can be seen in how she treats her Elite Four (and particularly Uzu, who blinds himself due to her horrible manipulation), this quality is probably most obvious and overt in her behavior towards Ryuko. Not only is it her poor treatment of Ryuko that pushes Satsuki to reconsider her actions, but Satsuki also blatantly never counts on Ryuko to fight for her cause, which she even notes directly: if Ryuko doesn’t want to help, Satsuki’ll just fight her, too. Satsuki may urge Ryuko to be on her side because she acknowledges that Ryuko’s aid would be useful, but she never, ever lets herself especially rely on Ryuko as an ally—well, before her big realization, anyway!

Satsuki: I shall leave Bakuzan in your [Ryuko’s] care. To mark today’s battle.

Ryuko (tossing Bakuzan back to Satsuki): Kiryuin.

Satsuki: What?

So, when Satsuki entrusts Ryuko with Bakuzan at the end of the Raid Trip (episode 15), I would argue that Satsuki is absolutely not holding out on the hope that Ryuko would use the sword to help her out later. She’d like Ryuko to lend a hand, but she’s not going to count on it.

Satsuki’s inability to trust Ryuko at this point is only furthered by her shocked reaction when Ryuko tosses Bakuzan back to her. The return is something Satsuki absolutely did not expect from Ryuko, because doing so is a sign of trust—exactly what Satsuki can’t do. The English dub especially pushes this idea, with Ryuko justifying her action by saying, “You seriously think I don’t trust you?”

But what’s interesting about this scene is how, well, nonsensically Satsuki behaves. Here I’ve been yapping about how sensible Satsuki is, but there’s really nothing sensible about leaving your weapon with your enemy—and definitely not when, as you pointed out, that weapon is pretty crucial to your goals!

While I wouldn’t say that Satsuki sees Ryuko as an equal yet (as Satsuki still doesn’t trust her), I would say that the act of giving up Bakuzan is a sign of honor and respect. Satsuki may be manipulative, deceitful, and tyrannical at this point in the story, but she won’t play dirty—even if it makes things a whole heck of a lot harder on herself. No matter what, Satsuki will be true to her word, and more than that, she’ll treat her “enemies” humanely.

And while I don’t think Satsuki giving Ryuko Bakuzan totally destroys her plans—remember, she has some Bakuzan toenails, so she clearly considered that she’d lose her sword along the way, and as pictured at the top of this post, she’ll do whatever it takes to stop Ragyo as long as she still lives—this moment at the end of the Raid Trip is a good one for her character because it emphasizes that Satsuki is not her mother. 

Though Satsuki utilizes similar methods as Ragyo to get what she wants, Ragyo would never display the kind of respect and honor that Satsuki does here. All Ragyo cares about is her own goal, and while Satsuki may even think she’s the same, she’s not. Satsuki has humanity, she cares about human life, and as she shows later, she’s willing to change—and willing to embrace the nonsensical that she would once only dare show shades of.

So yesterday I got banned from a Christian group on Facebook, just because I said that us Christians shouldn’t practice Passover and that we should respect our Jewish brothers and sisters by not appropriating their tradition. But there were people that said, “Oh I think Christian Passovers are ok,” and “The Last Supper was a Passover meal.” So I called those people out, because there was a lot of ignorant antisemitism going on. And what do I get? I get blocked! And then I have some twat message me and tell me, “It’s not very Christian of you to call people names and try to tell others how to live their life. Look in the mirror first.” Like WTAF?!

Simsrena: life with a tiny human...

Do you have those days when you think to yourself, what am I doing with my life? Maybe I should go out and take a walk, maybe talk to some real life people, sit in a coffee shop and people watch… 

So I when I crawled out of bed today I thought my day would be something like this…

Originally posted by evelinehenje

The reality was a slightly different story…

Why?

I played with Simsrena…

Originally posted by happylittletyleroakley

And that success was… CAM HAD A BIRTHDAY!!! YEY!!! BERNIE AND SERENA ARE GOOD PARENTS AND DIDN’T FUCK ANYTHING UP except for when they both went to work because I forgot to have them take family leave and they left baby Cam at home on his own and then social services turned up to take him away and I panicked and had to restart my game. Damn it! I wasn’t supposed to tell you that!

So yeah. Bernie was pretty happy about it. Will a picture of them playing in the garden make you forget what came before this? 

No? How about Serena reading Cam his favourite book?

I know! I’m a bad parent!! I didn’t guide my Sims and they failed! 

Originally posted by ba1n3s

So when I fixed my Sims lives and Cam had his birthday take 2, I decided that he should be a little charmer. Cause Cam takes after his mum (Bernie) and as we all know, the Wolfe’s are irresistible and it clearly runs in the family! Plus, Serena is also his mum and as we all know she can charm the pants off anyone… especially Bernie…

Originally posted by see-breaze16

But do you know what toddlers do when they’re charmers? They get grumpy and argue about taking a bath. Great! So not only do I have to drag my own lazy ass to the shower today I’ve also got to deal with this kid? If I’d known having a kid was going to be this much hassle I wouldn’t have done it…

That’s all the contraception I’ll ever need. Thank you sims for reinforcing my instincts to never ever reproduce. 

When I finally got Cam to take a bath, it was pretty cute. He and Bernie had a lot of play time!

Bernie got really wet… and unfortunately for every Bernie nut job out there (myself included - I’m a fully paid up member!) it wasn’t the good kind of wet…

That got weird… moving on…

While Bernie cleaned up the mess in the bathroom, Cam moved onto his other mum. Isn’t he cute? He wanted hugs from Serena and as soon as he got his hug, he asked for food. Oh yeah… I see what you’re doing Cam. Give the adults all the cute and they’ll do whatever you want. Smart kid.

It’s still pretty cute though.

Anyway, after Cam had his birthday, pooped a lot, had Bernie carrying him on her back like he was flying, had a tantrum, was dragged to the bath, had hugs and food from Serena, he was happy to sit and play with the tablet in the living room. 

I can hear you asking “but what about Bernie and Serena?”

Never fear, Bernie and Serena still get lots of quality time together…

TICKLE SESSION!!!

Wait…. you have free time away from the kid and you have a tickle fight?

Originally posted by crimsonlippedbeast

HAVE I TAUGHT YOU NOTHING?!?!?!?

I wanted snogging. I mean, just a little kiss. I would have settled for a kiss on the cheek. Hell, holding hands and staring deeply into each others eyes would have be fine too! But no, oh no, you tickle each other. 

Having kids suck.

Well… until Cam joins them for a movie and I see them all like this…

LOOK AT THEIR LITTLE FAMILY!!

Originally posted by intoastrangeworld

I’m getting all the feels. Too many feels.

I need to go to bed…

anonymous asked:

hi! so i have to write an inspirational speech of any topic (about 700 words) and recite it in front of the class, could you help me think of possible topics that are attention getter all through out? and some tips of speaking in front? i h8 talking infront especially when i have to speak about an essay that i made since i suck ☹️

Hey there! I’m not the best person to ask this because I hate giving speeches too but here are some tips I found about public speaking:

As for topics, maybe you could talk about your own life if you’re feeling vulnerable. What was a low point in your life and how did you overcome it? Do you have a role model? If so, why does s/he inspire you? I think that personal stories would make your audience feel more connected to you. Here are some more ideas to chose from:

I’m sorry I’m not really much of a help but I hope you do well on your speech!
Do any of my followers have any other suggestions?