don't have words to describe how i feel about these photos

Harry's interview on Quotidien
  • I: Can you hear me?
  • H: Yes
  • I: Welcome to Paris!
  • H: Thank you
  • I: How are you? Can you answer in French?
  • H: Good! A little bit. A tiny bit. Très bien et toi ?(very good and you?)
  • I: Very good, thank you. We start our interviews with “can you give us your five favourites words in English or French. Or a French sentence”. Someone told me you knew a French sentence.
  • H: Comment vous faites un café si délicieux? (How do you make such a delicious coffee?)
  • I: OK, that’s good.
  • H: That’s all I have.
  • I: Do you say it very often?
  • H: No... Yes
  • I: What does France mean to you? Is it something, someone etc...?
  • H: Best people I’ve known... I think her, *shows a fan* I guess. Fabien Barthez.
  • I: Yes, Fabien Barthez. Harry, you’re 23 years old and you’re one of the best known pop-star in the world. Everybody has expectations with your new album and single Sign Of The Times. Why did you choose that song? This is not what people were expecting.
  • H: I think I wanted to.. I've always liked music that made me feel something. You know I think writing it I could feet something I wanted to bring it out. I think it's a good indicator for me of what the album is to me. That's why I wanted to go with that first.
  • I: Billboard wrote that the single was "one of the more ambitious opening statements in pop this decade". Not bad, isn't it?
  • H: Thanks!
  • I: Do you have friends working at Billboard?
  • H: I don't know anyone at Billboard.
  • I: When we listen to the song we think of David Bowie, Queen, who else did you think of?
  • H: I mean, I think everyone, anything, any song you've ever listened to growing up or throughout your life or you've enjoyed, inspired you. There are a lot of different things. I wanted to just write and see what came out. I didn't know what I sounded like to make an album. So this process was as interesting for me as I think it will be for people listening to the album for the first time.
  • I: Do you know French singers other than Serge Gainsbourg? That's a tricky question.
  • H: I know Woodkid. He directed my music video.
  • I: Why him?
  • H: I think his videos are amazing, he's a really talented guy and I love French people so I worked with him.
  • I: When you're in Spain, do you say that you love Spanish people?
  • H: No!
  • I: It seems like everything has been easy...
  • H: Great tie.
  • I: You think so? It's French.
  • H: It's not a Spanish tie, isn't it?
  • I: Can I see your loafer? Oh yes! What is the brand? That's not French, isn't it? It's Italian.
  • H: No.
  • I: That's from the European Union!
  • H: Probably yeah.
  • I: It seems like everything has been easy for you, is it true?
  • H: Was what simple?
  • I: Your life, everybody wants a life like yours, with One Direction...
  • H: I mean, I feel very lucky to be able to make music, I feel very lucky to be able to make this, I feel very lucky today being in France and performing my song. I love this song. I can't complain.
  • I: What were the unpleasant things?
  • H: *thinking*
  • I: I don't know, say only one thing.
  • H: I think when you care so much about something, it's hard to get to the point where you feel like it's finished and it feels like you're adding and it never ends and it adds up. So I think the hardest part was getting into that point and be like "ok that's finished."
  • I: You said to the Rolling Stone magazine that most of the album was inspired by a woman. Really?
  • H: No I think, honestly, the album is much more about me than it is about anyone else. I think if I said the album is about a woman it kind of feels like, I don't know, I put a lot of work into this. I don't feel like it revolves around woman. It's a lot about me and things I've never said before. It's more about me.
  • I: How did you start with a boy band and end with a solo career? Is it complicated?
  • H: It's been a lot of fun. You know we were very lucky to get to do some amazing things and at the moment in our lives, we're in a time where everyone is trying their own thing and have a good time. It's been amazing to see everyone doing their own thing as well. If I can do as well as the others, it'd be amazing.
  • I: Do you call them everyday or text them? Do you use What's app?
  • H: I don't have that.
  • I: Why?
  • H: Yes we talk, absolutely. And everyone is bringing stuff out. It's been a lot going on. It's been a good time.
  • I: This is the album cover! Can you describe it? Why did you choose this picture?
  • H: Yeah. So, I don't know. I worked with photographer Harley Weir, I'm a massive fan of her work. And that's amazing and I was lucky enough to work with her. I felt like this was what I wanted.
  • I: Why is it pink? Why the water? Why your back? Why? It's beautiful but why is it pink?
  • H: I don't know, man!
  • I: Really? You don't know?
  • H: I don't know. I don't think I want...
  • I: Apparently pink is Rock'n'roll's colour.
  • H: Apparently so. I don't know. I think it means something to me and if it means anything to anyone else, I wouldn't want to take away from that by explaining it. I think the cool thing about stuff like photos and art is you can just leave it. You don't have to explain it.
  • I: Everybody sees what they want to see.
  • H: Yes exactly.
  • I: Have you seen this?
  • *video of people reacting to Harry's single*
  • I: Your fans record themselves while listening to the song for the first time. You can hear relevant analysis and apparently they all really liked it. Do you read what people say about you on social media? On Youtube, Twitter, Instagram? Do you use Instagram?
  • H: Yes I use it a little bit.
  • *The public disagrees with Harry*
  • H: Yes I use it a little bit. I mean I wish everyone was having as good time as the girl who was like that with her hands. That's what I do when I listen to the song.
  • I: Are you the one using your Instagram? Do you use your own fingers or someone else does it for you?
  • H: Yes, I do mine.
  • I: Do you still vote in Redditch?
  • H: In?
  • I: Redditch!
  • H: That's where I was born?
  • I: Yes.
  • H: I don't live in Redditch.
  • I: So you don't vote there. Where did you vote?
  • H: London, yeah.
  • I: What do you think of the Brexit? Welcome to Europe!
  • H: Thank you very much, thanks. I mean, I don't really comment on politics. To me, anything that brings people together is better than things that pull people apart. That's ... yeah.
  • I: Yet, you are in favour of equality of rights, men, women, gay people, straight people... That's politics.
  • H: I don't know. It doesn't feel like politics. I think stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone is equal. That doesn't feel like politics to me.
  • I: Your fans are fetishists. They know all of your tattoos, piece of jewellery, they have heart attacks when you cut your hair. Right now you're playing with their feelings. Do you know that?
  • H: Oh ok.
  • I: Yes! What is your favourite tattoo?
  • H: I think... I have a.. probably. I don't know, actually.
  • I: Which one is the latest?
  • H: The latest is this one there. *shows Arlo* And this one. *shows Jackson*
  • I: Jackson? All of them?
  • H: Yes.
  • I: What's the story behind your haircut? How much did you spend on hair products with One Direction?
  • H: Yeah, like a lot. I used a lot, yeah.
  • I: You're in Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's new movie.
  • H: Yes.
  • I: How did you do?
  • H: I auditioned.
  • I: Look at you there.
  • H: I am, that's me.
  • I: Yes.
  • H: I auditioned and it was great. It's going to be a really cool movie.
  • I: Harry, it feels like we know you since you're a baby. The whole world discovered you in 2010 on X Factor.
  • *video of Harry's X Factor audition*
  • I: You auditioned alone but Simon Cowell had an idea... he put you in a band with Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall. You became One Direction. You found the name One Direction and you sold millions of albums. One Direction are soon considered as the new Beattles and you filled the biggest stadiums. The whole world was talking about you. When you go out we prayed for your eardrums. You became UK's pride. David Cameron is in one of your music videos, your sang for the Queen. But in 2015... bang! Zayn left the band, fans couldn't get over it. But don't worry, their favourite is now on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, he's in Christopher Nolan's new movie, he's Mick Jagger on SNL... What you don't know is that we've met in 2012. You were in France to promote an album and now I have questions. First one! When you're in a car and fans are all around you, do you see that?
  • *video of fans around a car*
  • H: I think I've actually lost my shoe there. When I got in the car... I got in the car and I was like "how many shoes do I have?" Yes I lost my shoe.
  • I: I have another question! Do you still do that before going on stage?
  • *video of Harry and Lou*
  • I: Can we do it?
  • H: No.
  • *does it anyway*
  • I: What is the weirdest question someone asked you?
  • H: I think it was actually a French interview. I got asked if I would pee in a sink... Yeah.
  • I: Ok, that's weird!
  • H: It was the first question, the first question.
  • I: It puts you in the mood.
  • H: Yeah.
  • I: What is the question you never want to be asked ever again? Did I asked you that question?
  • *Harry asks the public*
  • H: Which one? Oh crush.
  • I: What?
  • H: Crush.
  • I: Oh ok. I didn't ask it! Did you know that a French author wrote a novel about you. It's called "Styles", it's about his obsession with you. It's in French. You can translate it.
  • H: Oh! Is that true?
  • I: Yes it's true. He dedicated to you. It's called "Styles" and it's a really good book. Read it!
  • H: Thank you.
  • I: Thank you very much Harry Styles for coming tonight. His first eponymous album comes out on the 12th May. Thank you Harry Styles.
  • H: Thank you.
  • I: Have a safe journey home.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Regarding the sixpenceee fiasco I've been reading her posts and stories for like years and it might just be because I usually skim but I don't recall any specific stories that target mental illness. Do you have any clear examples??? Rly shocked tbh bc I used to love her

I’ve been seeing the stuff go around for a couple of years now and I admit at first I didn’t pay it much attention, which is a shame because a lot of those call out posts had good links that are now all gone because of people deleting. As a result, a lot of the initial stuff that made me start thinking more critically about sixpenceee’s posts have been deleted. I’ve spent the last few days trying to source them again via people’s new urls and internet archives, but literally 90% of the links are gone.

So, I’ve done a bit of digging of my own, and I’ve managed to find some still live posts that I think illustrate what I’m saying a bit better. I’ve screencapped them all and will be hosting the images myself independently of a specific post, so the links should always work.

I’m specifically focusing on the content of this ask here, with posts that use mental illness as entertainment, or treat it in the same way as regular “creepy” (i.e. horror) content.

  • The case of Margaret Schilling is a post about a woman in a psychiatric hospital who died after getting lost in the building, and her body wasn’t found for many weeks. There is a short paragraph at the end about how the hospital is apparently haunted by Margaret now, but the majority of the post focuses on her being mentally ill and the suffering she must have felt being lost and dying of cold and exposure. There’s also a picture of the stain her decomposing body left, so beware of that. It’s tagged #paranormal.
  • The Mentally Ill Man Who Cured Himself With a Gun is a post about a man with serious OCD who tried to kill himself by shooing himself in the head, resulting in brain damage that “cured” his OCD. The photo is of a man with a gun to his head, if that will bother you. It’s tagged as a science post.
  • Short Creepy Story is a story from Reddit where the “creepy” event is a schizophrenic woman acting strangely because of her hallucinations. That’s it. Dude’s mum is schizophrenic and he goes upstairs to find her in the bathtub thinking she’s in The Little Mermaid. The title is “short creepy story” so like, yeah.
  • The Child Star is a story from Reddit which focuses on children being sexually abused and not understanding what’s going on, and the police interviews with one of the grown up children who is now clearly suffering from mental illness thanks to the trauma. (Full story)
  • The Suicide Orphan is a story from Reddit which focuses on an orphan that drives people insane and results in them committing suicide, and I know that this isn’t the only example where sixpenceee posts things that use suicide as the main element of a horror story, which is exploitative and also I personally think it’s inappropriate to use something that comes as a result of serious suffering and imply that it was the creepy ghosts that did it. (Full story)
  • “Psychopath” post includes a link to a quiz where you can see where you “fit in on the psychopath sprectrum”. I’ve seen people mention her using outdated terms in her posts and so this is here as proof that it does happen, and also because “do you have a severe personality disorder?” is a bit of a cheap entertainment trick in my opinion.
  • Karin Catherine Waldegrave is a post about a woman who replies incessantly to her own posts on social media, believing she is the target of a conspiracy. It’s clear she’s likely mentally ill. The post is tagged #creepy.
  • Chinese Water Torture is a post about the torture method that drives victims to extreme stress-related mental instability, and is here both because of that and because the fact that it’s tagged #creepy, which doesn’t seem appropriate.
  • The Edmonton Train attack video shows someone apparently in an altered state of mind through drugs or mental illness (or both) attacking someone on a train. She gifed a video which has since been deleted but a different video of the attack can be found on Youtube, and described it as “insane”.
  • Drawings of a Young Schizophrenic Boy is exactly what it says – a bunch of drawings from a young boy suffering from schizophrenia. The boy is quite obviously distressed by his hallucinations but the post is treated like the other paranormal posts, designed to shock and scare. The post is also tagged #creepy, which is inappropriate. (Close up of caption and tag, as the image is difficult to read)
  • Made By a Paranoid Schizophrenic Patient is another drawing by a person suffering from schizophrenia, also tagged #creepy, and this one with a self-promo in the caption.

I also found a post where sixpenceee addresses the claims of ableism. She says she agrees on the points made about films and stories portraying the mentally ill/physically disabled as “scary”, and that she tries to avoid using words like “insane”. She also asks people to differentiate between her paranormal/creepy posts and her scientific posts. However, she still continues to frequently refer to things as “insane”, both as descriptors and to self-promote her blog (1, 2, 3).

This covers the things I’ve seen people claim she does, but if anyone has any other links (especially things saved from earlier posts like this) feel free to add on.


But really, the more I watch it the more I realise it’s not only a fantastic Ignis moment, it’s a fantastic Chocobros moment in general? REALLY LONG POST AHEAD + UNFINISHED GAMEPLAY WRITING BUT THIS SCENE

Lemme start with Ignis because duh (if you’ve seen anything out of me the past two weeks, it’s probably been Ignis related). He’s been pretty passive about losing his eyesight up until this point. He calls it a minor sacrifice in the grand scheme of things. When Noctis and Gladio fight on the train, Ignis says nothing, even though part of the argument is his own injury. He only tries to stop Gladio by saying his name; Prompto is the one who tries to break it up (more in a moment. anyway not that Ignis really could break it up rn but you know) He’s been optimistic enough about it, though. “I’ll manage somehow” when you invite him into the mines. “This is considerably harder than I expected” he says about fighting. But sometimes you hear the boys say something and Iggy just sort of sighs. They’re dancing around him, and his injury, and the argument, and this scene is where it culminates.

The first time he actually says that it isn’t okay is because of their friendship hitting a low point, rather than his actual injury. But he is so, so aware of that injury and how it has the potential to drag them down. He still says “I would remain with you all. Til the very end” because these are his brothers and he damn well plans to, but that said.

This is the first time we hear Ignis raise his voice, I think. Not including battle cries and the like. Which is saying a lot because this boy is very, very calculated on his emotions. (ie later on when Prompto falls off the train, you hear the very audible difference in Noctis’s voice vs Iggy’s) He’s Crownsguard, Noctis is his king, he will do anything for him, and believes he has no reason to complain even if he has gone blind. But that’s a Big Thing. His yelling in this scene exactly “I know full well!” is finally, finally his frustration coming out and it’s triggered because of their bickering (or anti-bickering, since they aren’t really… speaking much).

He says he is willing to bow out if he starts to slow them down, which imo is like asking him to suffer a physical injury all over again (he is Crownsguard, Noctis is his king, he will do anything for him) but he still will DO IT because he won’t be a burden.

He goes on to give Noctis what, I think, is a much needed confidence boost. “A king pushes onward always, accepting the consequences and never looking back” and in the opening sentences for the next chapter, it literally uses those same words to describe Noct’s reaction to Ardyn’s trick: never looking back. (Also never looking back is exactly what Ignis is doing right now, which is why the choice to focus the camera so much on his scars in that moment is AMAZING.)

He continues with that to tell Gladio that Noct will be king and he will rule, but “only once he’s ready”. And this is SO important. Gladio’s interaction with Noct is painful at least and rage inducing at worst (more below) but not only does Noct need to hear this, Gladio does, too. They can push Noctis into that throne but he will never be able to lead until he is ready, and that involves coming to terms with some very, very heavy stuff that’s been happening. Everybody doesn’t handle grief the same way and they’re all having a hard go at it in very different ways thanks to the events of late.

So all of this makes this the DAMN GOOD IGNIS MOMENT. But it’s also really good for the rest of them, both in mentioned ways and others, but since I’m apparently waxing poetic 

Prompto, Gladio, and Noctis under the cut ↓ (note: 150% zoom for easier reading)

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Writing my feels for VIXX 😭😂

I couldn’t shot a decent video while VIXX were on. I promised myself not make a crazy scene and try to get a fancam but I lost it right when Shangrila started to play. I was screaming my lungs out, I lost my voice. The two guys next to me gave me weird looks because I was quiet through out all performances of the other artists then completely lost my sanity when it was their turn. 😂 I met a fellow starlight who was seating next to me who also can’t managed to keep herself together. 😂 And so many non-fans turning into one 🙌🏼 THEY SLAYED IN EXCELSIS!!!

During VIXX Fanmeeting, Ravi & Leo kept ignoring me 😭 coz I keep calling them out (I wasn’t yelling or anything, I just kept saying “Hi Ravi! Hi Leo!”, I’m a little sad) 😅 so I said hi to Hongbin instead during photo-op and he immediately responded and said Hi as well (I almost died, those damn dimples man, they show up and suck your soul) then I just kept making finger hearts to Ken (he smiled at me and it was magical… LIKE UNICORN WERE FLYING EVERYWHERE MAGICAL) Hyogie is a giant OMFG!!! He’s all grown up and so manly and so cute at the same time. How is that possible? HE WAS BEING SO ADORABLE!!! And let me tell you about Hakyeon!!! HIS SKIN COLOR IS SOOOO NICE AND HE WAS GLOWING (ALL OF THEM ACTUALLY AND I THOUGHT I WAS SEEING ANGELS). He seemed a bit tired though. The MC actually said that both him and N represent dark-skinned people in Kpop and everyone cheered and Hakyeon smiled at us.. He was genuinely happy. Anyway back to my main biases, Ravi’s handsomeness can’t be captured in films!!! HE’S WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY BETTER LOOKING IN PERSON. He seemed so shy too.. I wanted to ask about his “butt” but the only word that came out of my mouth was “Hi” repeated. 😭😭😭 Leo on the other hand is so elf life.. Idk how to say it, maybe I’m just being biased 😅 but words fail me. I can’t seem to find a word to describe how good-looking and ethereal he is. It’s like is he even real???? Idk guys, I just felt that I was dreaming the whole entire time, everything happened so fast. I’m just writing this down so I don’t forget any details and during the audience pass for VIXX, N danced to Despacito 🙌🏼

anonymous asked:

What if Gladnis did, the chapstick challenge? (If u don't know what that is there are tons of videos of it on Youtube)

I did have to check it out on YT because I had no idea what it was, and kept mentally picturing the Gladnis and DUDE, YES. (ノ*°▽°*)

I’m in for this!

[Adding a Keep Reading at some point]

Gladnis did the chapstick challenge and had a darn good time with it.

Did you know that they did it on a video, too, not just alone?

The video is up on Eostube, as well! It’s got over four million views already, and it’s in Prompto’s channel! That’s right, Prompto’s a vlogger. 

Since he doesn’t talk much with his parents and he has no other friends to share what he does with his friends, but wants so much to talk about it, then why the hell not talk to the camera?

And so he started vlogging! It wasn’t in his intention to grow famous, he only wanted someone to share his experiences and feelings with, and as he had no one in particular, then why not whoever wanted to listen? So of course he tossed all his videos onto Eostube.

He had no thematic at first, since he just shared random stuff and events.

People started liking and suscribing and asking him things, so he started making it much more formal and putting more of editing hours into it, and his suscriptions grew and grew and never stopped!

He films and takes photos of the places he goes and the things he does (without exposing his adress or anything too personal). As the channel grew, he started making some thematics into it: he has Q&A Fridays, ‘Chocobo Hunt’ (he’s just filming places where he spots a chocobo, whether real animal or not), ‘Dead or Alive’ (he goes to taste test to different stalls or restaurants and marks ‘dead’ or ‘alive’ according to whether he liked it or not), and, among some others, he has the space ‘Princefriending - A Common Friend.’

He’s gotten so used to Noctis as his friend that he just filmed the two of them doing things without giving weight or particular highlight that this is the prince, until the people in the comments recognized him. And ofc the Q&A went on and on until Prompto had to open that space just for things regarding his adventures with Noct and company!

At first it was only Noct, but Prom introduced Gladio & Ignis at some point.

Prompto has an adorable video of him ranting and reacting to the news that Gladio and Ignis are a couple (only released on his channel after Gladio and Ignis confirmed it was okay to make it public).

And so, while most of the videos focus on all 4 or Prom and each bro individually or etc., Prom has Gladio’s and Ignis’ Chapstick Challenge on his channel (ages; Prom - 19, Ignis - 21, Gladio - 22).

Coon has a special net that connects to Eostube, so I’m gonna describe it to you:

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Metallica Meet N Greet London 22nd Oct 2017.

Hi guys. 

So as promised, i thought i would write about my meet n greet experience plus tell you all how the gig went! It was of course, amazing. What i thought i would do, is to write about the meet n greet in this post and do a separate one for the actual gig as other wise it’s gonna be as long as War and Peace lol. 

Please bear with me re any spelling mistakes etc, i am shattered (i had less than 4 hours sleep because i was buzzing so much afterwards!) but i wanted to get it all written down whilst it’s still fresh in my mind. 

So after a fairly easy drive and train ride down to london, we (My long suffering husband and I) arrived at our hotel 35 minutes early before check in at 2pm. My email from the met club stated i had to be at the designated meeting area at the 02 arena by 3pm, any later, you won’t be let in!

I was anxious to get checked in so i could get the tube to the 02, so as soon as it hit 2pm i was at the desk. Checked in, we quickly dumped our overnight stuff in the room, me double checking i had my id, my items to be signed, my phone and very importantly the concert tickets!

The tube only took us 10 minutes, so we arrived around 2.20pm. As we were coming out of North Greenwich train station, i snapped this picture of the Service information board. 

We arrived outside the 02 arena, as it was still early and the merch shop was right in front of us, we decided it would be sensible to go and buy some stuff now rather than face the long ass queues later, especially as i didn’t know how long the meet n greet was going to be. 

Merch purchased, we headed to the meeting point, where there were two other people also standing, me tentatively asking “Are you here for the meet and greet?” 


“Oh good, we’re in the right place!”

We stood around for the next 20 minutes chatting amongst each other, more and more people joining us, all asking the same “Are you all for the meet and greet” question. 

Then 3 people from the Met Club came along, checked our id and concert tickets against their list of names and we were then issued our wristbands. 

We were taken into the main entrance hall and told “if you need to use the toilet, do it now, you might be standing around for several hours”. Once everyone arrived back from the toilet, we were taken around to the side of the arena and went through some doors taking us to the back stage area. At this point, we had to empty all our pockets, have our bags searched and then be patted down for security purposes. 

We then walked along a little further, right behind where all the seating is in the arena and stood along a wall waiting before we were allowed through any further. As you walked along, you could see all the tour cases with the Metallica logo on it all stacked up. The met club reps were all really nice and chatty to us whilst we waited. Whilst waiting, we heard the guys sound checking which was amazing. The drums were vibrating more my body so much! Then were heard the guitars and then the unmistakable sound of James singing a few lines into the microphone. We were all looking at each other, like Fuck! That’s Hetfield singing less than 30 metres away from us!

Finally after waiting around 30 minutes, we were moved into another corridor, double doors on my right, a black curtain on the left, so essentially we had a small contained area. We were asked to line up on opposite sides of the corridor and were informed about the rules. 

1st Rule - You don’t talk about the rules!

Just joking, they didn’t say that, it was just general stuff about waiting for the guys to come to you, having your camera ready, only 2 items to be signed etc etc. 

At this point, i was still feeling quite chilled about the whole thing!

Then walked in Rob. 

He went to the opposite wall to where i was standing which meant i then ended up being the 2nd from last person to meet him.  At this point i looked at the guy next to me and we both just laughed nervously. Rob makes his way around us, about halfway around, Lars then walks in! Toothpick in mouth of course!

Rob eventually gets to me. I quickly hand my phone over to one of the reps and shake Rob’s hand. Feeling a tad trembly, i say hello and asked him how he was. He said he was feeling great and asked how i was. “Yeah, i’m good thank you”. 

I didn’t plan to ask the guys any specific questions as i thought i would just say what came to me at the time rather than stressing over what to say and knowing me, getting myself all tongue tied. 

I asked Rob if he was looking forward to playing tonight in london and he said he was very much looking forward to it. I then asked him to sign my RTL vinyl and my husband’s MOP t shirt. Had my photo taken and we shook hands again and i told him that it was lovely to meet him and good luck for tonight. Rob thanked me and said it was lovely to meet me too and he moved on to the guy next to me. Rob really is a lovely guy and i’m slightly annoyed that i didn’t realise it was his birthday the next day as otherwise i would have wished him a happy birthday, but never mind. 

So next up was Lars. Lars was the one i was most nervous to meet for some reason!But actually having met Rob and seeing Lars go round all the others, i felt fine by the time he got to me. 

We shook hands and i asked how he was. he said he was doing good and then he asked where i was from (he asked everyone where they were from). I told him i was originally from Essex but was now living in Cambridge. At this point, he then points to a couple of the others on the opposite wall and then says “Oh, we have someone else from Essex here and this guy is from Cambridge too!” Lars then asked if we knew each other or lived near each other, resulting in this quite funny 3 way conversation between us about whereabouts we lived and Lars asking how near our respective villages were to each other. 

Lars signed my RTL vinyl and i told him how it was my favourite Metallica record. I then asked him to sign my husband’s shirt and said that he was waiting outside and that i had to mention him because he was the one who introduced me to Metallica. Lars smiled and said “Well tell him i said Hi!”.

We had our photo taken (several actually, the guy taking the photos took a few whilst i was talking to Lars which was nice) and i have to say, he smelt amazing! I don’t know what fragrance he wears, but he smelt so good! We shook hands again and i said it was lovely to meet him and good luck for tonight and he held my hand and nodded his head and said “and you”. 

I really don’t understand how people call Lars an asshole because he is the sweetest guy! You can tell he really enjoys meeting the fans and wants to get to know a little bit about us, he is 100% a genuine lovely man. 

Lars finished up with us all and said thanks for coming before disappearing behind the black curtain. 

(Lars pointing to the guy from cambridge!)

Now we were all waiting for who would come through next. I knew it would probably be Kirk, but of course, i couldn’t help but hope that James who maybe decide to attend. 

We then heard more music being played further down the corridor for about 20 minutes, so whether that was maybe the guys in the tuning room? Not sure as couldn’t really recognise any of the songs being played so in hindsight it may have been the support act tuning up. 

Then in came Kirk with a big “Heyyyyy!” and a big smile on his face. He is absolutely beautiful to look at in real life (not that he isn’t in photos, but you get my meaning.). 

Kirk came to my side of the wall first, so i was 2nd in line to meet him. 

Kirk came to me, big smile on his face. Shook his hand (his hands were slightly sweaty bless! So maybe he had been playing just before coming to us?  and asked him how he was. He told me he was feeling good and not as jetlagged as he thought he would be! We laughed and i said well that’s always good. Again i asked if he was looking forward to playing tonight and he said he was. Kirk seemed in a really good mood actually which was really nice to see, he genuinely appeared excited to be back in the UK. He signed my items and we took a picture (a hug from kirk is amazing by the way as you will see by my face in the picture!) and shook hands again and again said “Really lovely to meet you Kirk” and he said “and you, see you out there”. 

Kirk is really lovely and as i said he is stunning! Really jovial, nice guy. 

Kirk made his way around everyone else and then as went to disappear behind the black curtain, he said bye and he’ll see us all out there. 

(Please excuse my loony grin!)

With baited breath, we could all see we were wondering if our luck was in and would James come along, but unfortuanetly no, one of the club reps informed us that the meet n greet was over and to gather all our stuff and we would be shown back out. 

Never mind, i totally respect James’ reasons (whatever they are) to not attend (probably good from my point of view because i genuinely think i would have been lost for words, or blubbed! Neither is good!). 

We gathered out stuff and made our way back out the way we came. I called my husband and met him outside Starbucks and gave him a hug before telling him “Lars says Hi by the way!”

I just want to say, that despite being one of the biggest bands in the world, they are all humble, genuine, lovely guys. No egos, no thinking they are better than us, just really down to earth people, who obviously enjoy meeting their fans. I will defend them to my death the next time i hear someone say they don’t care about the fans, only money, because i genuinely don’t think that is the case at all. 

So thank you Metallica and thank you to the Met Club for giving fans this amazing opportunity. Something to tell my kids about one day. Yep, Mum was cool once!

Now to just find frames to frame it all!

Thanks to you guys for reading! I’m sorry it’s long (equal apologies for my face too lol), but i hoped you enjoyed reading about my experience, words can’t describe how happy i am. 

I will write up about the gig in a separate post. 

Tagging all those who liked my post about wanting to read about my experience.

@darthvadors @flyinghetfield

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Tagged by the lovely @chogiwaeeee (thank you I love you long time!)

Rules: Answer the 10 questions I give you. Tag 10 people and give them new questions to answer as well.

1. What are your top 3 biases and bias wreckers in Kpop?

Biases: GD in the flesh – top to bottom so freshly dressed, Kyungsoo
Bias Wreckers: Taeyang, Jongin his wrecking was so strong he’s basically soft spot bias now
These are the only ones that have remained over the years haha!

2. If you were to be put in a room with your favorite person, what would you say to them?

If I was in a room with Kyungsoo and there wasn’t a language barrier. I would say:

“Thank you for being brave enough to follow your dreams and to share your craft with the world. It’s been an absolute privilege to be your fan and I would do it all over again if given the chance. It makes me incredibly blessed to know that the owner of that warm soulful voice is so hardworking and (for lack of better word) beautiful. My admiration for you will continue to be pure and supportive. I love you *formal bow*”

Was that too extra?

3. If you had to choose between the four elements (water, fire, earth and air) which would you wish to control?

I’ll always be an air nomad because my house in high school was air element. ~

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. But, everything changed when the fire nation attacked.

4. Describe how your number one bias makes you feel.

‘Warm and fuzzy’. Keeping it short and sweet, like him. (ʘ♥ʘ)

5. If you were to be stuck in an elevator with a member of EXO who would it be and why?

Despite my undying affection for Soo, I would honestly love to chat up a storm with Jongin about dance and his love for the stage. We have some things in common. Like our love for Kyungsoo. (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

6. What are some of your hobbies outside of kpop?
What other hobbies?

  • Dance (I feel like I need to clarify that it’s hip because I’ve been told I look like a “contemporary girl” before.)
  • Read (always always always fiction novels or manga)
  • Arts and crafts

7. What other groups do you listen to and follow?

10 Year Big Bang fan here! Everyone from YG including HIGHGRND and THE BLACK LABEL, AOMG, IU and many more (during 2008 - 2012 years it was pretty much everyone)

8. What is your favorite Kpop song?

I have too many sub-categories so I’ll just pick the songs that mean the most to me:

  1. Big Bang – Haru Haru (my kpop blackhole song) ಥ_ಥ

  2. EXO – My Lady (EXO’s first teaser, the KAISOO teaser and the song I wanted to release the most out of all teasers)

9. If you were to be turned into an animal what would you be and why?

  1. Dog – I could be someone lonely’s best friend.

  2. Jellyfish – because they have no brain, they’re pretty and if you touch them, they’ll sting the shit out of you. Great life.

10. How would you describe your sense of style?

Monochrome street wear with the occasional denim blue.

My Questions:
(I know it’s not brain science or rocket surgery but this was hard! I tried to be creative)

  1. How did you discover EXO?

  2. Would you rather spend 10 minutes with your bias and were allowed to take as many photos as you want OR go on a 2 hour date with no photos or record of it ever happening?

  3. If you could swap bodies with any EXO member for a day, who would it be and why?

  4. If you could Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y on EXO, would you end up with the same bias?

  5. Would you be a backup dancer, makeup artist, vocal trainer or production director (PD-nimmm) for your favourite group?

  6. If you were an additional member to EXO, what would your superpower be?

  7. What Kpop song hits you HARD emotionally e.g. association with a memory?

  8. Do you game and/or watch anime/read manga?

  9. Given the choice, would you rather be able to sing or dance exceptionally well? (I wish I could riff and run up in this joint)

  10. If you could have any 1 Kpop artist sing at your wedding, who would it be? Inspired by this:

What concept do you want EXO to do that we haven’t seen yet? (excluding throne)
I want them in black bodysuits being all ninja assassin-esque and shit
Kyungsoo would be the hottest sniper as long as he’s got his contacts in

I’m curious: @perfsoo @squishy-do @fyncten @kyungsuoo @dazedjongin @chanyeolsoo @dika-dika @penguinsoo0112 @princeksoo @poodleyeol @darklordkyungsoo @tellmewhatiskaisoo @tellmewhatislove @dazzlingkai @dyodorant @daeksoo @aeedee @sehunkais @chogiwaeeee (I just want to hear your answers hehe) @ksooup (whose mirror is a liar) @wifan @asexyeol  @kaisoo-is4walls @toomanyfeelsexogdi @ohsehunpai @my-bobohu @dyo-alone @saintksoo @xoxododio @prettylittlexo

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry if this is intrusive or inaproptiae, but I really need help. I was at a point where I hadn't self harmed in years, but a month ago I relapsed and it's gotten yo the point where I'm self harming every day multiple times a day... I want to stop, but I don't have any reason not to. Do you have an advice?

Warning: Long post, self harm mention

You know, I have been in a similar situation. I used to self harm, constantly.
I have a lot of visible self harm scars of my own and I didn’t really have any reason stop, I didn’t really want to either, I just hated having to hide the evidence.

I actually entered a giveaway here on Tumblr for a recovery bracelet. With the bracelet came a challenge, for as long as you wear it, your challenge was to refrain from self harming behaviors. With it came a list of things to stay alive for.
I had that bracelet on for a long time. I did relapse, no recovery is easy, but you don’t need something big or someone to stop harming for other than yourself. Some of the best things come in small packages.

even after recovering, I still have urges and impulses to self harm, and I just try my best to ignore them, though it doesn’t always work well.

Some alternatives to self harm/coping strategies:

Feeling angry:
• Slash an empty plastic soda bottle or a piece of heavy cardboard or an old shirt or sock.
• Squeeze ice.
• Do something that will give you a sharp sensation, like eating lemon.
• Make a soft cloth doll to represent the things you are angry at. Cut and tear it instead of yourself.
• Flatten aluminum cans for recycling, seeing how fast you can go.
• Hit a punching bag.
• Pick up a stick and hit a tree.
• Use a pillow to hit a wall, pillow-fight style.
• Rip up an old newspaper or phone book.
• On a sketch or photo of yourself, mark in red ink what you want to do. Cut and tear the picture.
• Make clay models and cut or smash them.
• Throw ice into the bathtub or against a brick wall hard enough to shatter it.
• Dance.
• Clean.
• Exercise.
• Bang pots and pans.
• Stomp around in heavy shoes.
• Play handball or tennis.

Feeling sad or depressed:

• Do something slow and soothing.
• Take a hot bath with bath oil or bubbles.
• Curl up under a comforter with hot cocoa and a good book.
• Baby yourself somehow.
• Give yourself a present.
• Hug a loved one or stuffed animal.
• Play with a pet.
• Make a list of things that make you happy.
• Do something nice for someone else.
• Light sweet-smelling incense.
• Listen to soothing music.
• Smooth nice body lotion into the parts of yourself you want to hurt.
• Call a friend and just talk about things that you like.
• Make a tray of special treats.
• Watch TV or read.
• Visit a friend.

Craving sensation/Feeling empty or unreal:

• Squeeze ice.
• List the many uses for a random object. (For example, what are all the things you can do with a twist-tie?)
• Interact with other people.
• Put a finger into a frozen food (like ice cream).
• Bite into a hot pepper or chew a piece of ginger root.
• Rub liniment under your nose.
• Slap a tabletop hard.
• Take a cold bath.
• Stomp your feet on the ground.
• Focus on how it feels to breathe. Notice the way your chest and stomach move with each breath.

Wanting focus:

• Do a task that is exacting and requires focus and concentration.
• Eat a raisin mindfully. Notice how it looks and feels. Try to describe the texture. How does a raisin smell? Chew slowly, noticing how the texture and even the taste of the raisin change as you chew it.
• Choose an object in the room. Examine it carefully and then write as detailed a description of it as you can.
• Choose a random object, like a twist-tie, and try to list 30 different uses for it.
• Pick a subject and research it on the web.

Feeling guilty or like a bad person:

• List as many good things about yourself as you can.
• Read something good that someone has written about you.
• Talk to someone that cares about you.
• Do something nice for someone else.
• Remember when you’ve done something good.
• Think about why you feel guilty and how you might be able to change it.

Reach Out to Others:

• Phone a friend.
• Call 1-800-DONT-CUT.
• Go out and be around people.

Express Yourself:

• Write down your feelings in a diary.
• Cry – crying is a healthy and normal way to express your sadness or frustra- tion.
• Draw or color.

Keep Busy:

• Play a game.
• Listen to music.
• Read.
• Take a shower.
• Open a dictionary and learn new words.
• Do homework.
• Cook.
• Dig in the garden.
• Clean.
• Watch a feel-good movie.

Do Something Mindful:

• Count down slowly from 10 to 0.
• Breathe slowly, in through the nose and out through the mouth.
• Focus on objects around you and thinking about how they look, sound, smell, taste and feel.
• Do yoga.
• Meditate.
• Learn some breathing exercises to aid relaxation.
• Concentrate on something that makes you happy - good friends, good times, laughter, etc.

Release Your Frustrations:

• Break old dishes.
• Rip apart an old cassette tape, smash the casing.
• Throw ice cubes at a brick wall.
• Throw eggs in the shower.
• Rip apart an old phone book.
• Smash fruit with a bat or hammer.
• Throw darts.
• Punch pillows.
• Scream into a pillow.
• Yell or sing at the top of your lungs.

If you still feel the urge to injure you might try:

• Putting stickers on the parts of your body you want to injure.
• Drawing slashing lines on paper.
• Drawing on yourself with a red felt-tip pen.
• Taking a small bottle of liquid red food coloring and warm it slightly by dropping it into a cup of hot water for a few minutes. Uncap the bottle and press its tip against the place you want to cut. Draw the bottle in a cutting motion while squeezing it slightly to let the food color trickle out.
• Drawing on the areas you want to cut using ice that you’ve made by dropping six or seven drops of red food color into each of the ice-cube tray wells.
• Painting yourself with red tempera paint.

anonymous asked:

I saw that you've met gerard before. Is he a nice person? I don't want to pry or anything I'm just curious if he's as sweet as he seems.

HE IS! he’s the nicest, most generous person ive ever met. hes so kind and appreciative and genuine. actually i have a long-ass post (an ask i answered before when someone asked me what he’s like in person) so i hope you dont mind that i copy and paste what i wrote

oh my, okay this could probably be a 10k word essay but lets not im trying to keep it under 5k lol but he’s always been super sweet when i met him. and obviously this is based on my own experience but since i had the pleasure to photograph 3 of his signings, i also saw how hes with other people. and what i always appreciate the most about him is that hes really attentive and he always seems interested in what you say. when theres time, he will always make an effort to have a proper conversation with you, its not like hes just making smalltalk for the sake of it. i noticed that he is really perceptive. and im aware that can intimidate people. it used to intimidate me. but i got over it and i felt like the second i got over it and legit stopped thinking so much about what i say to him and just talked to him, it was so much better and i could tell that he noticed how i let my guard down and that he appreciated that? i cant really describe it. like, the last time i saw him, i was having really bad anxiety (not bc of him) and i stayed away from him on purpose bc i could tell he was feeling a bit anxious too. but somehow we ended up outside and i said hi, we hugged, had a conversation. and i mentioned feeling so anxious and that i was basically able to breathe for the first time that evening and he was like ‘yeah me too i totally get it’ and i felt like he made such an effort to distract me from my anxiety. but at the same time he was distracting himself from his anxiety too? like he kept asking me all these questions and whenever i mentioned something i was clearly excited about he was like super smiley. and honestly, i felt SO calm. and from the times ive met him hes always made me feel super calm and like i could talk to him about everything and anything. idk if thats just me bc im sure he makes other people feel nervous lmao but yeah i think at least some ppl will agree. he just always makes you feel like he enjoys the conversation as much as you do. hes super interesting, hes fun to be around, his laugh is the most infectious lol hes always polite, hes even nice to people who have been shitty to him. if Lindsey is around he will always look for her in the crowd, if shes close he will always have his arm around her or hold her hand. but at the same time he will not ignore you just because shes around (same with Lindsey btw) he goes out of his way to do things for other people but he doesnt go around being like ‘oh my look at me, look at what a good person i am’ actually if he does something nice for you he will make it look like it just ‘happened’ and then after months you will find out that Gerard Way made sure it happened. . so id say hes very humble and down to earth. like at one signing i photographed the staff advised me not to take ‘posed’ photos of Gerard with fans bc it would take longer. but then one fan asked me to take one. and i asked Gerard if it was okay and he was like ‘of course!!’ and gave me this reassuring wink. so obviously then everyone else wanted posted photos too and i felt like i shouldnt be doing it and i was worried that it would bother him but he kept telling me ‘its okay, dont worry, we’re just gonna do this’ *reassuring wink* and then after a while whenever i was off somewhere photographing someone else, i would hear Gerard be like ‘Anna? can you take a photo please? :D :D :D’ and at the end of the day when i had to leave everyone was like ‘nooo who’s gonna take photos now’ even tho the staff said it wasnt allowed but bc Gerard did it anyway, they were like ‘okay cool’. like….i could give you dozens of examples of times when he was just the best dude ever. but that would take so long and im not sure ppl want to hear me ramble on and on. anyway…basically he doesnt see himself as ‘a big deal’ like so many artists/musicians. he always remembers a fan he met before, sometimes he even remembers people from twitter and honestly its the best thing ever to see him recognize a fan and see the fan get excited about it. also, people dont even know how much he sacrificed for other people, especially while MCR was still a thing. like, he always put other people’s needs first and not his own. and i think ultimately he shouldnt have done that bc it made him unhappy but he did it anyway and i think thats really noble. hes just so normal. when i see him i honestly forget thats THE Gerard Way. i mean i know thats probably due to my experiences with him and not everyone feels like that but yknow…just from my perspective.

and yeah i know it sounds like im up his ass or whatever i dont care. people can tell me im full of shit all they want. all i can say is, if he wasnt a genuinely nice person i wouldnt be his fan, and i sure wouldnt bother telling you about how lovely he is. bc i have met several of my idols in the past and somehow i was always disappointed but with Gerard it was like ‘yes hes genuinely a nice person and hes not fake at all, hes not arrogant at all, i feel appreciated as a fan and a person’ from the very first time i met him. so i hope if you havent met him yet you will meet him soon bc its honestly such a special experience to be around a person like that <3

im also gonna add that since i wrote this post, i saw him again (in November at NC Comicon) and again, he was SO lovely. the second he saw me enter the room he waved at me with a big smile on his face, then he took some extra time to talk to me. i gave him and Tommy Lee Edwards the artbook we made for him (if you dont know what the artbook is you can go to and look at it) and yeah he was just so excited and grateful and so was i, obviously. the whole weekend he was so lovely to everybody, and i know he always works with the organizers of the events he does to make sure the fans can have the best possible experience. he really makes an effort. and every artist, musician, music industry professional, comic book professional, comic book retailers, other photographers, his close friends etc etc i meet just says such positive things about him too and always mention what a kind, humble person he is. and that makes me even more happy 

SORRY FOR THE LONG POST but yknow i love to talk about Gerard lol

Im sorry || Hayes Grier imagine || part 2

     I was so mad, I wouldn’t even use mad as a word to describe what I was feeling I was beyond mad. I felt sadness to, for someone I had loved for so long and I had poured my heart and soul into just for it all to go sour in the snap of the fingers just didn’t seem right. What me and Hayes had before the tour was amazing, I felt like I could tell him anything and he could do the same with me. 

     I pulled into the driveway of our house and turned off the car and walked into the house. I felt like crying my eyes out and letting Hayes hold me as I told him how I felt, but I couldn’t do that I had to stand my ground and tell this boy how I felt.

     I ran to our bedroom and luckily most of Hayes stuff was still in his suitcase I grabbed them and zipped them up and started to take them to the front door to put them outside when I heard the front door open. I was still going to take all of his shit outside, it was better to do it right in front of him, maybe his eyes wouldn’t be glued to his phone for once in a lifetime.

     I grabbed two of the suit cases and took them out of the room and out to the front door where he looked up at me and said “Wait, babe what are you doing?" He grabbed my arm in protest to try and stop me "Please don't touch me." I said continuing to roll his bags out to the porch. I opened the front door and

put his bags outside, I turned around to see his face just like I thought it would be he looked shocked almost like he had no clue why I was doing what I was doing. He ran forward and grabbed my arm anger red in his face "Stop whatever your doing right now and put my bags back in our room, and lets watch a movie and cuddle." He suggested, but at that point I was done playing nice I was furious I was out for fucking blood and I was done with his petty bullshit.

     "Benjiman Hayes Grier! What is wrong with you! thinking that you can come back here have me get up at 4 in the fucking morning to pick your bumy ass up from the airport, then not even get a thank you or an I missed you nothing! Not even a hug or anything you wouldn't even give me the time of fucking day!" I yelled at him, he started to talk to explain himself most likely but I resumed talking "Then today on our fucking anniversary I wake up to you passed the fuck out and then when you did wake up there was no Happy Anniversary or anything! Then there was the worst thing THE WHOLE FUCKING DAY YOU WERE GLUED TO YOUR GOD DAMN PHONE! You gave me absolutely no attention at all what is wrong with you, don't you understand that I missed you so much when you were on that stupid fucking tour and you didn't talk to me the whole time!" 

     When I had finally finished screaming I felt like I had gotten my point across pretty well. But I was nowhere near done I had so much built up anger from waiting for this boy then when he finally gets here I got the cold shoulder, I couldn’t do anything to him to make him feel the pain that I felt but I could ruin his shit and I felt like that would get the point across pretty well.

     "I think you should leave and Ill help you" I said calmly "No babe im sorry about everything I was just so stressed." He said pleading with me "Oh yeah that's a reason not to talk to your girlfriend." I said every word with disgust. I ran to our once shared bedroom that was now only mine, I grabbed as much of his stuff as I could and and threw it out of the house. I could here him yelling at me to stop and that I was crazy, but I was high off adrenaline and I couldn’t make myself stop. I was grabbing picture of us off of the walls and tables and off of my bedside table and ran outside where I chucked every single photo at his brand new car denting the shit out of it. 

     "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!" Hayes scrame knocking me out of my crazed state. Thats when I looked around the damage that I had just done to me and Hayes home, Hayes stuff was thrown throughout the yard, his car dented and broken picture frames and glass. "You should leave."  I said closing the front door right in his face locking it behind me.

           *The next day*

     I woke up around 10 after going to sleep at about 4 in the morning, I grabbed my phone 57 missed calls from Hayes countless numbers of texts also random calls from the other boys. But now the sadness of the situation started to settle in, I had really missed Hayes and now god knows what I had just done to our relationship that was already on thin ice.

     I got out of bed and took a shower and got ready to go out because I had to get out of this fucking house. Right when I was about ready to leave I heard a knock on the door, I knew it was Hayes and I knew that I had to let him in to retrieve the rest of his thing that I had not totally destroyed. I opened the door relived to see his face he looked at me the same way, "Its good to see that your okay.” he said to me.

    "Look I just wanted to come and say that the way I was acting was unacceptable and I know that I love you and that I dont want to loose you over something stupid like that. I know that I was being a dick to you and ignoring you but you have to understand that I am still used to life on tour which is just basically on the phone the whole time and I forgot that I was home and that you were here. I love you so much and sometimes I forget how much you mean to me and….Im sorry.“ He finished, him saying all of that reassured me that my Hayes was back the one that I fell in love with.

    "I love you and im sorry that I was such a fucking asshole to you” He said looking down at his feet, a nervous habit of his. “Im sorry I was such a crazy bitch and ruined all of your stuff, I love you to Hayes” He hugged me so hard, then his lips smashed onto mine in the most passionate kiss me and Hayes had ever shared, making up for all the months that he was gone. 

anonymous asked:

Hullo! \(^~^)/ Please don't feel offended because I might ask something stupid. Anyways, after that precious little disclaimer, how does this 'furry' thing work? I've always loved furries and was wondering how to 'become' one myself. I'm just wondering how to acquire my own furry picture for roleplaying, how to role-play as one, etc. Do I have to draw my own (my drawings resemble a three year old's), ask someone to help me out, or just find one over the internet? I don't want to steal anyone's!

I’m so glad you asked! ^-^ It’s nice to meet you, btw. d: These are some excellent and very relevant questions you’ve asked. ^-^

1. How does this ‘furry’ thing work?

Basically, it’s a community of people who fancy the artistry, music, games, and/or literature based around furry characters and furry members. ^-^

2. How do you become a furry?

A valid question. :D Really, all you need to do is be interested in it. d; Some people would argue that the only way you can be a true furry is if you have a $2,000 fursuit and that’s it, but you really actually don’t. However, most members of the furry community have their own characters, or “fursonas”.

3. How do I acquire a furry photo/furry character?

First thing you should know is that basically every furry character you see on the interwebs is owned by someone. d: The best way to get one is to make/design one of your own. You can buy some characters from artists who do “adoptions” which are ref sheets of a unique character that you can buy to keep. cx It’s pretty self-explanatory, however costs “$”. d: The best way, like I said, is to create your own or have a friend help you. ^-^

To get a photo of your character, I recommend paying an artist to draw them for you. d: That being said, before you go doing any of that, I highly suggest drawing your character out on your own on a piece of paper first. d: It doesn’t have to be an artistic masterpiece. It’d just be something for the artist to go off of. Text is all fine and dandy, but you can only describe so much with words. A photo is worth a thousand of them. ^-^ After that, you can use the artist’s image as your ref sheet. ^///^

4. How do I go about role-playing?

Use *asterisks*, -hyphens-, or //brackets// for actions. d: Whichever floats your boat more. cx I use *asterisks* just cause they’re a lot more common. Basically, RP-ing can be done in little smidgets like “Omg! ^///^ *wags*” or it can be done in full-on detail during a dedicated role-play session, such as “*giggles, leading you to the front door* Come on, I wanna show you something. ^-^ *grabs your hand and pulls you*”

Role-playing can be done both safely and naughtily. d; I prefer the SFW route, myself. cx That being said, many people like to do “The Do” in RP sessions. d:

I hope that I’ve helped! ^///^ *wags*

If I’ve missed anything out, please let me know. I’m happy to assist!

anonymous asked:

I still can't understand how David looks so young and hot and cute and beautiful. I don't even have enough words to describe it. This is amazing, this era is definitely one of his best looks ever!! And he's 68! I feel like crying about how good he looks, I want to jump into the photos haha

I s2g I did not send that ask to myself but this is 100% me

Think of the meme potential. @halloween-jacques “Dermatologists hate him!” “sexy rockstars? on MY dash? It’s more likely than you think!” photoshop it. PLEASE :D

anonymous asked:

please don't use strega to define your pretty witchy aesthetic photos <3 it's appropriative & problematic!!

Why not? It’s just “witch” in Italian, it’s the name of the fashion style, and the community that’s come up around it. I didn’t name it, but that’s how it’s recognized. You might as well tell me not to use the term “Lolita” to describe that fashion style because it’s a book about a pedophile…

Frankly I’d use the words “bruja” or “hexe” or “coven style” just as happily but nobody would know what I was talking about… Because strega is the name of the fashion style.

I would also like to point out that there isn’t a country in the world where witches weren’t persecuted. And I’m a modern witch. I am Pakistani. In my culture, being called a witch is an insult, too. People are genuinely afraid of “jadoo” (magic) and it’s a punishable offense. If you’d like to see actual persecution against witches in the present day, try talking to a Muslim about being a witch and see what happens. My family would find that even more unforgivable than being gay. My gay uncle is already ostracized from most of my family. (I’m not even going to bother to tell them I’m pan because they will just call me a whore and… Fuck it, why should I even talk to them about myself if this is how they act)

On top of that I’ve been called a “terrorist” all my life for my racial heritage and when I mention being from Pakistan in the U.S. people have literally started talking about how the entire country should be nuked. When I did live in Pakistan people would bully me just for being goth before I even discovered Wicca.

I don’t think white people get to complain about racism and persecution they experienced a hundred fucking years ago, I’m sorry but it’s just too real for me right now to give a shit about white people who come up with a reason to be oppressed to feel special. The way I dress and the tags I use on fucking tumblr to reach out to other people who dress the same way aren’t hurting anyone.

Ask me! (please don't ask me over five...)
  1. Full name
  2. Zodiac sign
  3. Three fears
  4. Three things that I love
  5. My best friend
  6. Sexual orientation
  7. How tall am I?
  8. What do I miss
  9. What time was I born 
  10. Favorite color
  11. Favorite quote
  12. Favorite place
  13. Do I use sarcasm?
  14. What am I listening to right now?
  15. First thing that I notice in a person
  16. Shoe size
  17. Eye color
  18. Hair color
  19. Meaning behind my URL
  20. Favorite movie?
  21. Favorite song?
  22. Favorite band?
  23. How am I feeling right now?
  24. Someone I love?
  25. Current relationship status
  26. My relationship with my parents
  27. Favorite holiday
  28. Tattoos and piercing I have
  29. Tattoos and piercing I want
  30. The reason I joined Tumblr
  31. Last book I read?
  32. Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night” texts?
  33. Where am I right now?
  34. How do I listen to my music?
  35. A confession
  36. My best friend
  37. A photo of myself
  38. What’s your birthday?
  39. What’s your favorite number?
  40. If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
  41. What’s your favorite food?
  42. Whats your favourite pizza topping?
  43. What do you wear to bed?
  44. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  45. What’s your favorite saying?
  46. What’s your favorite smell/scent?
  47. Have you ever accidentally injured anyone?
  48. As a kid were you ever frighted of a monster under the bed or in the cupboard?
  49. Are you scared of thunderstorms?
  50. Favorite subject in school?
  51. Is there any song that can make you cry? If so, what is it?
  52. Would you rather know how you will die or when?
  53. Do you have an alarm? What time is it set for?
  54. Tell us childhood story
  55. Which of the seven dwarves most resembles your personality?
  56. What do you like to do in your free time?
  57. Are you a good friend?
  58. Do you lie to yourself a lot?
  59. Do you like cooking/baking?
  60. Do you have any pets? If so, who are they?
  61. On a scale of 1-10, how tired are you right now?
  62. Describe three interesting things about your room?
  63. Do you make playlists or press shuffle?
  64. What surroundings make you feel best (setting, weather, clothes)
  65. Do you honestly and truly hate anyone?
  66. What position do you sleep in?
  67. What helps you sleep?
  68. List of things that make you happy
  69. List of things that make you unhappy
  70. What do you usually wear?
  71. Favorite flowers?
  72. Religion?
  73. Talk about little memories: things you did when you were a kid, things you remember enjoying, your saddest memory, little things you did that weren’t really a big part of your life but that happened regularly.
  74. Where you’d like to live in the next five years and who you’d like to be living with.
  75. If you have anxiety or depression or any other disorder, what can I do to make you feel better if you’re in a bad place or are having an attack or just generally make life easier for you?
  76. Your interests and hobbies and everything in between
  77. Nighttime, daytime, morning or twilight
  78. Forests, country, city or seaside?
  79. Left handed or right handed?
  80. Description of my dream house
  81. Favorite Elementary School Subject
  82. Have You Ever Had A Secret Crush On A Friend?
  83. Do You Know What You Want To Name Your Kids?
  84. Comedy Movies or Musicals?
  85. Favorite book(s)
  86. Favorite fruit
  87. Favorite vegetable
  88. Three words to describe yourself
  89. How Has Life Changed For You Over The Passed Few Years?
  90. Would You Say Your Friends Are Truly There For You?
  91. Have You Ever Cried Yourself To Sleep?
  92. Are You Happy With Your Life Right Now?
  93. Do You Cry Easily?
  94. What Was The Last Movie You Cried At?
  95. One Thing You Love About Yourself
  96. One Thing you dislike about yourself
  97. Your lucky number?
  98. A random fact
  99. Tell us a joke
  100. Ask anything you want.

anonymous asked:

Awhile back you posted some advice for fanfic writers about show don't tell. I just tried to find it on your blog and can't. Could you repost it. Thanks.

Sure thing!* Had to do some digging myself. This is where my lack of ability to use an organized system of tagging is really a drawback… :)

“Show, don’t tell” to me means that the writer doesn’t just get their story across through exposition but evokes description, memories, and the five senses to do that. Not that exposition is an unnecessary part of writing. It is, but to fully immerse the reader in your writing, you need more. You need to show. (And I’ll admit here that like just about everyone else, I’ve been guilty of leaning too heavily on the exposition in my fic at times.)

An example of what could be “telling”:

Sometimes she really missed Mulder and wondered what he was doing. And she missed William too, feeling guilty about giving him up for adoption. She looked at their pictures and cried a lot.

Sure, that passage gets the point across, but have I, as a writer, evoked any sort of emotion in the reader?

Here’s another way of going about it, from my fic 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover:

She has two photographs, hidden in one of the suitcases in the closet. She doesn’t look at them much, but she likes knowing they’re there, just in case.

The baby is laughing, holding his arms out to his mother. His eyes are crinkling at some private joke she’s since forgotten.

And Mulder, oh Mulder, a picture from a faraway crime scene in a western state, his trench coat flapping in the wind, hair blowing across his forehead. He’s looking at something beyond the horizon. That’s Mulder, always searching.

In the above passage, I, as the writer, am not directly telling the reader about Scully’s state of mind. But (hopefully) the reader can sense her longing, her anguish, in the way I’ve written how she’s hidden the pictures away, how she describes the photos of William and Mulder. Even in how she doesn’t call William by his name but just calls him “the baby,” as if it hurts too much to name him.

The beauty of writing fanfic is that the readers know the characters. The writer doesn’t need to write “Special Agent Dana K. Scully was an investigator and pathologist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation X-Files Unit.” The readers already know that. As a writer, a lot of the characterization has already been built for you. But the tricky part is writing your characters so that they’re true to canon characterization, even if you have Krycek and Skinner in a sex swing, or Mulder taking tap-dancing lessons. That can be a challenge. And that’s where a lot of exposition isn’t necessarily going to help. The writer is going to need to show the reader why it makes sense for these characters to be in that time and place and doing those things.

*I am not a writing teacher or expert. I’m a decent, competent writer but definitely not a great one, so please take the above with a grain of salt.

In my opinion, “show, don’t tell” is one of the most difficult things for writers to master. I struggle with it every time I sit down to write. Would anybody be interested in participating in some writing exercises to further understand this concept? If yes, please like this post so I know if we have enough participants to make this worthwhile.

Also, please reblog this to get the word out!