It was a big night for LGBTQ awareness at this year’s ARIA Awards

Troye Sivan dedicated his first ARIA win for Song Of The Year to “every LGBTQ kid in Australia”. 

Sivan, renowned for his efforts to represent LGBTQ relationships in his music videos, used the stage to instil hope in the country’s LGBTQ youth.

Sia, who took home Best Female Artist of the Year, nominated Australian Marriage Equality Campaign Ambassador Angie Greene to accept the award on her behalf. 

“This award is for every single non-hetero and gender diverse person who can currently not marry the person that they love in this country,” Greene said.

Greene also urged Australia to take a step in the right direction, “You have the opportunity now to not just do a great thing but to do the right thing”.

After Greene accepted the award, the campaign’s founder, Joshua Sasse and fiancé Kylie Minogue took to the stage, also wearing Say I Do Down Under shirts.

“This is more than just a movement, this is people’s lives and we want to say to every single member of the LGBT community: ‘You are not alone. You have a voice’,” the British actor told the crowd.

buttonfanatic  asked:

Sick lance who is struggling through during a mission and is zoning in and out of focus but will not stop because they need to fight and by the end of it he has tunnel vision, a throbbing headache and is delirious then he collapses. Only then does the team even realize he was sick in the first place (bonus points if you add in the team teasing him after fighting about how blank his expression is but lance's delirious mind can't comprehend that is just joking so he's apologizing profusely)

I literally had to write this immediately. Forgive me, everyone else who is waiting on fics I promised them or has submitted prompts that are still in my inbox, but this is the best prompt

anyway hope this whole fic does’t suck as bad as this ending does lmao

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Water Fast FAQ

What is a water fast? A water fast is where you abstain from eating food and consume only water for a specific amount of time.

Is there a particular water that I should drink? No. Any water will do, as long as it is just water with noting added.

How long should I go for my first fast? I suggest 3 days for your first fast to get an idea as to what you will be facing.

What was your longest fast? 30 days.

Why do you water fast? Health reasons and weight loss.

What are the benefits of water fasting? Water fasting is a great way to jump start your new healthy life style, because generally speaking it reboots your system and rids all of the poor things you have been putting into your body. People use water fasting to cleanse their system for things such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or simply making a drastic change in dietary plans. I’ve also encountered tons of people who have used water fasting to help/cure eye sight issues, eczema, other skin issues such as acne, bowel issues, stomach issues, and more. There have even been some cases and personal accounts of people water fasting and then having their cancer cells lowered or disappear. However the most common use of water fasting is for weight loss.

What is the difference between restricting/eating disorder and fasting? Generally speaking restricting is about control and stems from a mental illness or other psychological problems. Restricting is not about being healthy and strong and doesn’t have an end date. Where an eating disorder is a mental illness water fasting is about health and strength and is not a long term plan but instead a journey with an intended end date.

How do I start a fast? You want to start a fast by easing into it. Doing so prepares your body for the decrease in food which is to come. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of eating just fruits and veggies and then transitioning into another   2-3 day period where you juice. After doing so you may move into your water fast.

How do I end a fast? You want to end a fast the same way you started it, by EASING out of it. Doing so prepares your body for the reintroduction of food and prevents your body from assuming that food will disappear again. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of just consuming juice/juicing. After these 2-3 days, . you should move on to another 2-3 days of consuming just fruits and veggies. After this period of time you can add back in lean proteins and other non fruit and veggie items.

How do I juice? You have to buy a juicer to make your own juice. Sense these can be expensive you can also buy fresh juice instead.

What juice can I buy if I don’t have a juicer? I generally juice my own fruits and veggies, so I don’t remember the exact brands I bought. So I would go to a farmers market, juice bar, organic market, or whole foods store and look for organic fruit juices there.

When should I drink the juice? I honestly just drank when i would naturally consume food. SO maybe 1-2 cups of juice for breakfast. A cup for a snack. 1-2 cups for lunch. A cup for another snack. 1-2 cups for dinner. And maybe another cup for another snack.

When should I consume the veggies? Once again, I consumed it when I would normally eat. So breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.

Is there any particular fruit or veggie i should consume while easing in or out of fasting? No anything will really do but leafy greens and things like watermelon (Which has a high water content) are especially good for you.

How much water should i drink drink on a fast? I suggest anywhere between 1-2 gallons a day. You should be drinking constantly the whole day. And peeing frequently. It doesn’t matter when your drinking the water just that it’s constant throughout the day. Sense there about 8 water bottles in a gallon, and I aim for 2 gallons (8 x 2= 16 water bottles)…I either carry around a water bottle and try to fill it/consume 16 bottles before the day ends. Or I carry around a gallon water bottle and try to drink 2 of those before the day ends.

Does it matter if the water is cold? I have been told by experienced people that drinking cold water is better because your body supposedly works harder to convert it to the temperature of your body, but I’m not sure.

How does water fasting work? Basically after about 3 days your body goes into something called ketosis where your body starts to metabolize/consume fat. This is why people use water fasting to lose weight.

Do you gain weight back after a water fast? Yes. Everyone will gain some weight back and it differs for everyone because water weight/water retention is different for everyone.When you start your water fast generally you will see an initial and quick 2-5 pound weight loss. This is because when you eat food you consume sodium (salt) which holds on to any water you consume. When you water fast you are not consuming food, which means no salt, SO there is no sodium in your body to hold on to the water you are drinking. Thus you lose what is called initial water weight.


When you end your fast and start consuming food again you consume salt and will thus start retaining water again, which will cause generally a few pounds of water weight.

When I finish a water fast how long before I can start another? I have read and been told to wait at least 4 weeks, but I have broken that rule numerous time. Just saying.

Before and after pictures? Are they you? Were they from fasting? Yes they are me. Yes they were from doing a collection of 2 long fasts. You can find them by going to

Have you gained any weight back? Yes about 20lbs due to two traumatic deaths in my family which resulted in poor eating. 

Do you plan on doing more fasts in the future? Yes. One I’m actually starting tomorrow. 

Can you give a detailed example of what you ate after a water fast.

Should I exercise durring a water fast? No.

Sure but keep in mind this is only an example/ I experiment a lot with food and recipes and it’s impossible for me to remember what I ate because I constantly switch it up and am pulling from different online/book recipes.

Breakfast: Organic oatmeal with cinnamon and cut up bananas on top with a cup of almond milk. 

Snack: Apple and berries

Lunch: Salad with lemon juice and almonds, bits of lean chicken, carrots, cherry tomatoes and water.

Snack: fruit smoothie or maybe a carrots and dip.

Dinner: Stir fry in a kale wrap

Desert: Strawberries and light whip creme. 

What are some foods that are good for you? Nuts, almond milk, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, fruits, veggies, leafy greens. The closer to the ground the better for your body. 

Do you smell on a water fast? No Can you brush your teeth on a water fast? Some people say no I do because it doesn’t effect weight. I know that a lot of people want to know exactly what i ate and juiced but i just cant tell you that because i didn’t keep track of it when i was fasting and i wing meals and experiment so much with it that i lose track. If you have any other questions feel free to ask and ill add it to the FAQ. Thanks!

ALL THE WAY ACROSS TOWN: Contributor’s Roundtable

The very first decision I made about this week (before, in fact, Hendrik had even given me the go ahead) was that if I was going to do it, I wasn’t going to do it alone. Part of that was self-preservation: Green Day are a massive band, with a three-decade-long career and insurmountable amounts of energy. It’s a lot for one person to tackle. Even between the five of us, we’ve barely managed to scratch the surface.

But more than that, there was this nagging feeling that’s only grown more powerful over the course of this week, that it would really just be a shame if only one person wrote about Green Day. They belong to everyone. They’re there for the people who need them, when they need them, for whatever they need them for. Yes, they mean the world to me. The thing is, they probably mean the world to you, too.

So I put out the call on Twitter and my blog (restricting it somewhat to my circle of acquaintances by doing so, unfortunately, but this did make me more comfortable with asking in the full knowledge that I wouldn’t be able to pay any contributors for their work), and I got lucky: most of the people I was secretly hoping would offer to write about Green Day did just that. And, oh man, did they write. I can’t express how proud I am to have been able to give those pieces a platform, and to have myself and my writing associated with them and their writers. I was so impressed with the generosity and honesty of everyone’s writing that I wanted to hear more, and so I suggested the idea of a roundtable, where we could all come together to talk about our mutual topic: Green Day. This is the result.

All of us, this week, have touched on notions of belonging and acceptance in our pieces. There’s been an undertone, throughout, of the notion of Green Day as a safe space of some sort - whether it be for kids to start to figure themselves or the whole punk rock business out, or in the crowd at gigs, or as not-male or not-straight music fans. Do any of you have any more (or more specific) thoughts about this? Is this a feature of Green Day’s music, or the band themselves, or something else entirely? (Despite my piece on punk, I know it’s not as simple as that, as I’ve been in more than one punk space and met more than a few punks who made me feel unsafe - there’s a difference between ideal and reality, always.) What is it that makes a band feel “safe”?

KJ:  I think I thought of Green Day as a supportive space for all sorts of people who were different, and therefore avoided owning up to liking them because I didn’t want to be thought of as different? Thankfully, I’ve gotten over that.

Jessie:  For me, it’s a combination of factors. Some of it has to do with the punk thing. Green Day weren’t the first punk band I heard–that honor goes to another East Bay band, Operation Ivy–but sometimes I call Green Day my first punk band because it was around the time I first heard them that I started thinking of punk as an identity. I have definitely felt unsafe in punk spaces/around certain punks, and I guess Green Day sort of represented some utopian ideal of punk as this super welcoming club for nerds, freaks, and outcasts. I’m not sure why that is–maybe because of the scene they came out of, or maybe, because I said in my piece on “She,” it felt like they understood what it was like to be freaks and outcasts. Which leads into the second reason they felt safe to me, and that was entirely about their music. I was being bullied pretty much constantly during the time when I first heard them, and it just felt like they understood that. Like they’d been there. I mean, Dookie had a song (“Having A Blast”) about getting revenge on the people who bullied you. (More on that song later.) The third reason they felt safe to me is a very personal one, and it may sound weird, but–they felt safe to me because I didn’t have a crush on any of the band members. From the age of 12 to around 17 (or maybe even older, but that would lead into some topics that are beyond the scope of this roundtable), I usually ended up getting a crush on at least one member of every band I liked. I mean sexual fantasy-type crushes. And I was sort of terrified of my burgeoning sexuality (for many reasons). But with Green Day, I thought of them more like cool older brothers than people I wanted to get with, and that made them feel safer to me than a lot of other bands.

Jacqui: Jessie, I’ve never even thought about it the way you put at the end there, but now that you have I completely agree. I’ve also never had a crush on any of them, and it does make a difference. There’s something a lot safer about wanting to swap guacamole recipes with Mike, for instance, than ever having been properly attracted to him would have been. 

Alice:  It was much the same for me, though I think Green Day was my first punk band (or, possibly, The Offspring). But Green Day also was sort of a gateway drug, in terms of pop punk, and I think that in so many ways the pop punk scene of the early-to-mid-2000s was my safe space. It’s like we’ve said, that punk in reality isn’t always the safe space it is supposed to be - and of course, it is different for everyone and we are ignorant, of certain things, when we’re young. But when I was growing up, in Alabama, there weren’t many spaces for me. The pop-punk boom/resurgence of the 2000s was a saving grace, I think. Those bands - Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, etc. - and the people I met through them, mostly online, became a huge part of the ways in which I reckoned with myself and my identity. Between “Well, maybe I’m the faggot America / I’m not a part of the redneck agenda” and Bert McCracken (of The Used) wearing a shirt that said “Gay is OK”, I felt included and comforted by these group of weird punk misfit dudes.

This is perhaps a corollary to the above: as far as I know, everyone who’s written for this week is, in some way or another, not-straight. One of my favourite things ever written about Green Day, Cristy Road’s coming out memoir Spit and Passion, is also, obviously, written by a not-straight woman. I know that when I think of Green Day, I think of a band that is Not A Straight Band, in smaller ways and larger ones (I’m thinking of Billie Joe, of course, and of certain lyrics, and safe spaces, again, and of the secret-community like collection of “Coming Clean” tattoos I’ve seen over the years). What do you think?

Jessie:  I don’t know why so many not-straight people are into Green Day, but it certainly does seem to be true. I didn’t know that Billie Joe identified as bi until way after I got into the band, but when I found out I was like “Hell yeah! Yet another reason to love them!” Dookie came out the year I realized I was bi (though it would be another four years or so before I actual felt wholly comfortable with that label), and though there were no explicitly queer songs on it, it goes back to what I mentioned above–so many Green Day songs seem to speak to that sense of being an outcast, being lonely, being bullied, and one of the things that made me an outcast and that I was bullied about was my sexual orientation and gender expression. Another theory as to why so many not-straight folks love Green Day: they are not an uber-macho band. Billie Joe has often been seen wearing makeup, nail polish, even dresses; I’ve seen Tre in eyeliner, too, and he’s just sort of goofy-looking (I mean that as a compliment!). Mike is probably the most ‘masculine’-looking of the band members, but even he is not some meathead. There are just so many rock and punk bands that are so so into the whole machismo, look-at-me-I’m-a-man thing, and Green Day are not one of them and it’s great.

Cat: So, haha, funny story, Billie Joe is sort of the reason I admitted to myself that I liked girls. I mean, God knows every single person in my life knew I wasn’t straight, I was bullied for it relentlessly from the ages of eight to eighteen, but I was really terrified of this idea of “not being normal”. Small town, small school, white picket fences and 2.5 kids - I had this really clear idea that there was a Right way to live your life, which was “how everyone else was living it”, and that there was a Wrong way. And then I read that Advocate interview - which I was so happy to find again in your post about Coming Clean, Alice! - and Billie Joe says there, I think everybody is born bisexual, I think everybody fantasizes about the same sex. Which I disagree with as a point of view these days - but at the time, it was exactly what I needed to hear, to understand that my thoughts and feelings about girls weren’t just a random fluke that I needed to suppress. And then later I was able to move into a more mature standpoint, i.e., “oh, it doesn’t actually matter if this is normal or not, it’s okay anyway”, and also, “oh, I’m actually way more into girls than guys.” But I really, really needed that Advocate interview to get me to that place.

Alice: Thanks, Cat! Yeah, as I mentioned in my piece, I didn’t read The Advocate interview until much, much later. But I read it - when I was seventeen - exactly when I needed to read it. I don’t think that I ever connected Green Day, and the ways in which their music always meant so much to me,  to my being gay until that moment. It was a moment of satisfaction, reassurance, almost. Like oh this is maybe why they always felt like home to me.

KJ:  I have a very vivid memory of frantically late-night Wikipedia-ing a “list of bisexual celebrities” and feeling utterly relieved when I saw Billie Joe’s name. Like, if this guy who I looked up to could be bi, so maybe could I? Not for the first or fifteenth time, I thought about starting a band.

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Pushing the boundaries of what enemy colors typically do.  Black Green usually either kills things or makes tokens, sometimes both, or even reanimates to hand.

Making a card that’s almost always relevant in Limited & decent in constructed is hard. Making it uncommon is harder.  I’m really pleased with the result. Special thanks to @abelzumi for double checking my wording & insuring the colors can do this.

anonymous asked:

*curtsies* Good evening Duke! Congrats on getting published, you must be very proud of your word-baby! What is your personal opinion on writing believable and well rounded characters and how do you go about creating them? Thank you in advanced for you time.

*Curtsies* Thank you and oh my God word-baby is my new favorite term, especially since I just realized that I keep saying “we’re getting published” like my agent and I are having a baby together or something. 

Anyway. My personal opinion on writing believable and well-rounded characters is that, uh, you have to do it. Otherwise, why are you writing? Even readers of trashy romance word-porn expect some level of characterization, and if you’re writing the same stock characters over and over again, people will notice (and get bored, and stop reading, looking at you John Grisham). But this also doesn’t mean you can do the John Green thing of pulling quirks out of a hat, sticking them together and calling it a person. Characters should feel like imaginary friends–incredibly real, even though technically, they’re not. Explaining how to do this is difficult because, like so many other things, it’s going to be different for every writer. But here’s my two cents:

Advice for Aspiring Authors: On Character

  1. Nobody’s perfect. If you’re writing a story about your personal Manic Pixie Dream Girl/Guy, the reader will notice, and will not be impressed. Yes, you usually want your lead(s) to be, to some degree, likable, but if they don’t have any flaws they cease to be believable and readers will actually like them less because they can’t relate. Perfect people make us feel grumpy and inadequate. We love fictional characters for their flaws. You do the math. 
  2. Everybody needs motivation. I don’t care if it’s your leading lady or her waitress who only has one line. They both need to have an objective, even if it’s just “Pour this coffee without spilling it.” Too often (especially in collegiate writing classes) I see stories about these listless characters who are sitting around moping about how they don’t know what they want. It’s boring. It’s overdone. If your character truly doesn’t know what he wants, then his motivation better be to fucking figure out what he wants. 
  3. Everybody has a past. Part of crafting a complex, convincing characters is knowing their whole backstory. Sit down, and write out all the significant events and circumstances of that person’s life from the moment they were born. You’ll come up with a lot of information that a reader will never even see or be aware of, but you, as the creator, need to know. Our parents and childhoods and life experiences shape who we are. If you don’t give your characters as rich and detailed a history as your own, they’re only ever going to feel like paper dolls. 
  4. Plot and character affect each other. Someone once asked me whether I started with plot and then shaped characters to fit that plot or if I started with characters and then told a story to suit them. And the answer is both. Because what I write is largely upmarket (where you’re trying to straddle the line between commercial–plot-focused–fiction and literary–character driven–fiction) that makes a certain kind of sense. But it’s not a bad way to go about it. Sometimes “What would this person do in this situation?” leads to whatever happens next. And sometimes, “What kind of person would do this?” determines traits of an existing character. There’s no perfect formula, but it happens both ways. 
  5. Dialogue is your best friend. You can learn so much more about a person by watching them interact with other people than by dumping a huge paragraph describing that interaction on the reader. Bonus? This is a great way to help a reader get to know several different characters at once. What a person says and how they say it is really informative. Use it to your advantage.
  6. Show, don’t tell. This is a good rule for all writing but especially for crafting characters. A lot of young/new writers are tempted to tell us that their hero is stubborn and taciturn and blah blah blah, I’m already bored. Don’t tell us he’s stubborn and taciturn. Show him being stubborn and taciturn and let us figure it out on our own. 
  7. Physical description: less is more. It’s tempting when you have a perfect image of a character in your mind that you want to share with everyone, but there’s nothing more tedious than extraneous physical detail. I once read a story that started with something like, “She slipped her size nine feet into her blue Nike trainers and tied her shoulder-length dirty-blonde hair back out of her olive green eyes” and because there were like twelve adjectives attached to every body part as it performed every mundane action, it took the character like five paragraphs just to get out of the fucking door. Let me save you a lot of time: I know it’s heartbreaking, but no reader is going to see these characters exactly the way you do. We want to know the basics of what they look like, but we don’t need a head-to-foot examination. You (hopefully) have more important things to talk about. And so help me God, do not ever use the device of a character looking in the mirror to give us a physical description.
  8. Don’t write archetypes. Real people do not fit into neat little boxes. If your main character is like every other hero in the genre, you’ve already done yourself a disservice. YA is full of plucky teenage girls who are going to have to save the world. Sci-fi/fantasy is full of angsty orphaned man-children who find out they’re ‘The Chosen One.’ Mystery is full of hard-boiled, hard-drinking, divorced detectives. If you’re writing any of these characters stop right now and re-evaluate everything.
  9. If a character exists only to make another character more interesting, you’re doing it wrong. This goes for female characters who have no function but to sleep with your male lead, bullies who have no function but to pick on your female lead and make her look angelic by comparison, the fat best friend who is only there for plucky comic relief, and the mom who dies in chapter one to give your lead a tragic backstory (looking at you, Disney). Your reader will be insulted on behalf of these one-dimensional characters. 
  10. Villains are people too. Nobody thinks of themselves as the villain in their own life’s story. Even Hitler and Voldemort thought they were the good guys. Your villain can’t do what he does just because he’s a villain. He, like everyone else, needs to have a backstory, motivation, and should not exist just to make your lead’s life difficult. 
  11. Villains and heroes are an outdated fairy-tale concept and real life is actually much more complicated. We live in an age of moral gray areas. Nobody’s all good or all bad, and stories are much more interesting when it’s not totally obvious who we’re supposed to root for and who’s supposed to win. Complicated character dynamics are partly what make a story worth reading. Some people fit together like peas in a pod; others are like oil and water and don’t mix. There are few things more fascinating than watching fully-formed characters with different histories and personalities try to solve a problem–or create one–together.
  12. Learn from real life; don’t steal from it. I’m an actor and I’ve just written a book about a bunch of actors. I’ve already gotten a lot of questions about whether my characters are based on real people, and the answer is yes and no. No character is solely based on one person I’ve known. Instead I’ve crafted characters who have habits and tics and traits which I’ve observed in real people. If your characters are fictional replicas of your friends or someone you work with, you’ll not only run into legal trouble, but you’re not actually doing any creative work. As an author you absolutely want to mimic real human behavior, but you don’t want to reproduce it verbatim. That’s lazy.
  13. Just like real people, characters can (and should) change in the course of a story. If your MC is exactly the same man at the end of the story that he was at the start, what’s the point? If you’ve written a good story, then he’s been on a hell of a journey, and he should not be emotionally unscathed. Maybe he’s a better man. Maybe worse. Maybe he’s overcome a major fear or learned to let go of some serious baggage. What the change is doesn’t matter–it matters that there’s change. Consider Gandalf’s words to Bilbo at the beginning of The Hobbit, when he asks, “Can you promise that I will come back?” Gandalf says, “No. And if you do, you will not be the same.” Thus always to fictional characters. 

Take your time. Writing a character is like being in a relationship. You’ll get to know them inside and out, good and bad, and it is not an easy or a simple process. But you stick with it because you’re in love. And if you’re not, maybe it’s time to say goodbye and go find someone else.


Ankh-Morpork “Chocolate” Bonbons, from Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett!

It was a tossup between this or rancid yak butter tea (also from this book), and between you and me rancid yak butter is hard to come by in disgusting heathen America. I was also craving chocolate-covered nuts, which are either incredibly waxy fake chocolate with dessicated nuts, or hideously expensive and dispensed only by mystical chocolate gurus atop Mt. Godiva. 

Anyway, let the Guild of Confectioners describe their thinly-veiled distaste:

Ankh-Morpork people, said the guild, were hearty, no-nonsense folk who did not want chocolate that was stuffed with cocoa liquor and were certainly not like effete la-di-dah foreigners who wanted cream in everything. In fact, they actually preferred chocolate made mostly from milk, sugar, suet, hooves, lips, miscellaneous squeezings, rat droppings, plaster, flies, tallow, bits of tree, hair, lint, spiders, and powdered cocoa husks. This meant that, according to the food standards of the great chocolate centers in Borogravia and Quirm, Ankh-Morpork chocolate was formally classed as “cheese” and only escaped, through being the wrong color, being defined as “tile grout.” 

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if gwen hadn’t died, there are two ways peter’s life could go.

the first is he follows gwen to england, just like he promised. he’d put new york behind him, maybe bring aunt may with him, so he can start anew. it’s different, but bottom line is, no matter how unalike londoners and new yorkers are, villains and criminals exist in every corner of the world. peter might find himself watching international news too intently on the tv (telly, they call it a telly), or hoping new vigilantes or heroes have taken his place, protecting the streets of new york, but then he looks at the life he’s made for himself here, looks at the two most important people in his life, and he thinks, this is why i moved on.

the second, more likely choice is, peter stays. he loves gwen. he does, but he also loves harry, and by staying, he might just be able to save them both. gwen won’t be in danger anymore, won’t ever be used as leverage or taken hostage. she’ll follow her own path, become the outstanding woman her father always wanted her to be.

and harry. well. that’s a bit more difficult, but peter won’t rest until he knows harry’s free from the osborn curse. he isn’t very sure what to do about the whole green goblin thing, and he’s even less sure of how he’s going to fight harry when all he can think is this is my friend. aunt may took pictures of us cuddling on my bed when we were seven years old. he just hopes it’ll end once he finds a way to cure harry. and he will. because harry might hate him, but he still loves harry, and maybe, hopefully that’ll be enough.

roipirate  asked:

Going to McDonalds for a salad is like going to a prostitute for a hug.

sass meme : not accepting : @roipirate

“What’s that?”  He actually feigns surprise at those words.  As much absolute shit as she likes to give him, daily, on his own dietary habits, and she has that to say?  Isn’t that a delicious little bit of hypocrisy he is absolutely not going to let pass him by.  So yes, he certainly does pretend to be shocked - perhaps overly so.  She likes to call him dramatic, after all, so he’ll certainly give her dramatic.

“And here, all this time, you’ve done nothing but nag my arse about it.”  He ramps it up a notch, going into a falsetto to punctuate it harder.  “’Eat the salad, Hector.  It won’t kill you, Hector.  Do you even know what green things look like, Hector.’  And then you go and say a thing like that, do you?”


“What’s that?”  He actually feigns surprise at those words.  As much absolute shit as she likes to give him, daily, on his own dietary habits, and she has that to say?  Isn’t that a delicious little bit of hypocrisy he is absolutely not going to let pass him by.  So yes, he certainly does pretend to be shocked - perhaps overly so.  She likes to call him dramatic, after all, so he’ll certainly give her dramatic.

“And here, all this time, you’ve done nothing but nag my arse about it.”  He ramps it up a notch, going into a falsetto to punctuate it harder.  “’Eat the salad, Hector.  It won’t kill you, Hector.  Do you even know what green things look like, Hector.’  And then you go and say a thing like that, do you?”

“        am i wrong?        “    no, she was not. she’d seen crisper lettuce come out of ovens– and whatever that red thing was, it was about as far from a tomato as you could get. she very nearly envied his horrifying ball of grease– not that she would ever dare admit such a thing, or give any hint of it. the ego boost would be intolerable. 

instead she picks through the mockery of a salad with her fork– the chicken was at least edible.

anonymous asked:

Do you know what the green thing is on Shakira's face because she had that same thing when she went to Maldives?

No idea, I hadn’t noticed tbh. Maybe it’s some kind of sunscreen lotion? She’s very careful about taking care of her face from the sun. I don’t know what else it could be…