embrace everything

i love jaehyuns sm station, but liSTEN…imma need to stop making all their boys tenors okay jaehyun has a fine ass baritone voice and i need him to use it more often.

Here’s to remembering the past and looking forward to the future! As our new Doctor Jodie Whittaker puts it: “It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope." 

INTRODUCING JODIE WHITTAKER – THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

New star of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who Announced Today

The BBC and BBC AMERICA today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away.  Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Astrology Behind Our Beloved Leader (Happy Namjoon Day)

In honor of Namjoon Day, let’s look into his natal chart and see what exactly makes him the genius leader we all know and love ♡

Sun Trine Uranus

  • this aspect makes for an inventor, a rebel, a visionary 
  • people with this aspect don’t have to try hard to be seen 
  • they naturally stand out from the crowd
  • they embrace everything unique and eccentric, it’s truly their element 
  • these are independent spirits who walk to the beat of their own drum; they’re quite content with being outsiders
  • they have ideas that are beyond their time 
  • many are humanitarians
  • not afraid to go against the status quo to stand up for what they believe in 
  • they believe in the equality of all and embrace all walks of life
  • literally some the least judgmental folks you could encounter 
  • so open minded 
  • if u have a secret that u think is too strange, tell joon. he takes everything in stride and will never judge you 
  • they have an air of curiosity and enthusiasm about life that takes them on many adventures 
  • so optimistic and hopeful, bless his heart 

Sun Trine Neptune

  • i think his sensitive, philosophical side comes from this aspect 
  • these people have a deep connection with everything neptune represents: creativity, spirituality, nature
  • this is a very good aspect for artists and musicians, specifically writers 
  • poetry is a second language to them 
  • they write in ways that leave others in awe
  • this is apparent in so many ways in namjoon; from the songs he produces, to his fancafe posts, to his mini speeches during concerts
  • a subject matter many are drawn to is suffering, either one experienced by themselves or the human race collectively 
  • in fact, suffering and tragedy are two things these sensitive souls are quite familiar with
  • another aspect that points to humanitarianism
  • extremely compassionate people who are in tune with the hardships that others face 
  • it also notes a strong connection and appreciation for nature and animals
  • which can be seen in his many photographs that center around nature, he appreciates the little things in life 
  • for these people, a simple walk in the park is enough to recharge them 

Moon Sextile Mercury  

  • when the planet of inner needs and the planet of learning and communication form a harmonious aspect, it creates an individual who has a thirst for knowledge 
  • and a charming speaker 
  • these are people with good common sense
  • they solve emotional problems in logical ways, but at the same time avoid being insensitive
  • their nonjudgmental nature and great listening skills makes them very good mentors, role models, and leaders 
  • he’s definitely someone you can look to for advice 
  • the moon also represents the home, the mother and childhood 
  • this aspect indicates a childhood where education was important in the household, and a mother who encouraged his intellectual pursuits 
  • many posses talents for writing (again, another aspect that contributes to his amazing producing abilities), and speaking 
  • they’re able to weave imagination into their speech and written word flawlessly 
  • many are drawn to books and literature and have an impressive library
  • they are truly perpetual students: learning is a life long process

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anonymous asked:

So in world history we're going over Spanish and American imperialism in the Philippines, and a bunch of kids keep saying how it 'helped' us. They say things like 'without Europeans, they'd still be living in the jungle' and other things of that nature.. As a filipinx, how can I address how wrong that is with them?

Good lord I’d like to recite my debate speech about how colonization fucked everything up. 

1) Colonization is the direct cause of colorism in the Philippines. 

It’s all rooted back to how the Spaniards differentiated us by putting us into categories according to skin tone. Lighter Filipinxs got better *house* jobs and darker Filipinxs got the hard outside labor. 

2) It was the genocide of our culture and writing system. 

Baybayin was the lost pre-colonial writing system before Spain. By the time Spain came, they were surprised at how we could read and write. Men and women. 

Know what that means? It was more of an egalitarian society. 

But oh no. We are just savages who lived in the jungle before the white saviors came. 

3) The Philippines has been constantly exploited for over 500 years. 

We’ve been colonized over and over and over again. Taken for our location and our resources. They made us hate our skin, hate our culture, and embrace everything that is white. 

I need to make a longer post about this cause arguments like this really piss me the fuck off cause the more I read up on this topic, the more I realize how much the root cause of racism and colorism stems from colonization. 

And the self-hate is passed down from generation to generation. You will get treated better if you’re light-skinned. Pale is beautiful. Brown is ugly.

This is something we’re told and grow up seeing and it’s all because some fucking white assholes imposed that on us. 

We barely know any of our history cause it was all wiped out and forgotten. They didn’t do shit to help us.

They exploited us. 

-Leah

Lay With Me

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! A little smutty something for you guys. I didn’t put a specific character for this so I’m letting your imagination run wild with this smutty fic. Enjoy as always and happy reading!

Warnings: Smut (unsafe smut), swearing

Word Count: 1273

(gifs not mine, credits to the owners)

You laid on your stomach, scrolling on your phone as you waited for him to get home, wanting the feel of his skin against you, his lips, his embrace, everything. You sighed. You weren’t a fan really of him going home at late hours even though you don’t really sleep early as well but you wanted to just cuddle for a longer time until you fall asleep. You were starting to fall asleep but you fought it in hopes he might come home any time now. You looked over to your nightstand, the clock flashing 8:30 pm. You considered to take a few minutes of nap just because you were tired and your eyes felt too heavy for some reason.

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My sister sent me a short response to a prompt she was given to write about privilege and it’s beautiful and important so I wanted to share it with you all: 

“It wasn’t until my older sister admitted to me that she had always felt a smudge of jealousy of my role in our family that I realized I was privileged…privileged compared to my very own sister. And by “role in my family” I mean that my sister perceived me to be the perfect traditional daughter who would someday be married to a man and have biological children and make my parents happy grandparents. 

You see, my older sister is gay, or “lesbian”, to use proper terminology. And while my parent’s completely accept her for who she is and love her and I just the same, I understand that this ‘traditional’ path will always be much easier than hers. That isn’t her fault and it isn’t mine – it’s just the privilege I was born into. In today’s society being gay or lesbian is becoming less of a controversial issue, but people who identify with these sexual orientations still face everyday challenges in regards to embracing the person they love – something I never had to face in my life.

Because I am straight, I have the privilege of walking down the street, holding my lover’s hand without receiving long stares or multiple double-takes. I have the privilege of comfortably telling people about my boyfriend when they ask me if I am dating anyone, instead of having to “come out” over and over again. I have the privilege of being friends with multiple girls, and those girls never assuming me being nice or being a good friend is me trying to come onto them. I have the privilege of posting a picture of myself kissing my significant other without being over-sexualized by men. I have the privilege of never having to fight to have the right to marry the person I love. I have so many privileges associated with being straight, that it’s easy to overlook how much courage it takes to embrace identifying as anything different. But, because I have recognized my privilege, it has only made me admire my sister even more for her strength. For her ability to overcome those everyday challenges and full-heatedly be proud of the person - of the lesbian - that she is. She has truly inspired me to embrace and love everything that I am - and everything that I am not.” 

Title: Armor Crafted by My Own Hand

Pairing: Prince Sidon / Link

Rating: General 

Tags: biting, kissing, fluff, confession scene, fish person loving a blondie, sweetness with a bit of bite

Summary: On a rainy, cold day, Sidon confesses his love to Link

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Lounging atop one of the watchtowers that sat at the end of the Inogo Bridge, Sidon gazed glumly at the rocky path that led away from the bridge and up into the mountains. Overhead, the sky was as grey as his mood. From that veil of grey, a heavy rain fell, turning the world into a blurred wash of blues and greens. The air was chilly but nothing his thick skin couldn’t handle. Though to anyone without tough Zora skin, it was a probably bundle yourself up and stay inside kind of temperature.

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“It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.” jodie whittaker knows exactly what she’s about. she knows what this character is about. she’s going to be an amazing doctor FIGHT ME

smol-bon-bon  asked:

What made you wanna do drag?

I think drag is such a beautiful rebellious queer artform that meshes so many things that I love about art - performance, makeup, aesthetics, a telling of whatever story you want to tell. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid, and quite frankly, did as a kid but I considered it cosplay but looking back, I was totally doing drag.

In its origins, it enabled queer people to live a fantasy they couldn’t live due to the restrictions and prejudice the LGBT+ community faced. It gave homeless queer people an ability to make a buck for food while also feeling beautiful and fabulous. It’s not just getting on stage, and doing a death drop. Yes a lot of it is performance, and nowadays drag is huge because of mainstream tv shows. But it started as a “fuck you” at cisheteronormative standards placed upon queer people, it was always us questioning what gender even meant and breaking down those walls of the gender binary and gender roles. It was always us sharing our own intimate queer experience with our community. 

I’m talking about drag as the artform. Naturally, with how big drag is, there are people who will be misogynistic, transphobic, etc but these people do not represent drag or what drag has done for SO many people and certainly 100% go against the founders of the art. I’m really fortunate to be in Miami cause the drag scene down here is so vast in its representation. All shapes, all races, all ethnicities, all gender identities, everything. They embrace with open arms whatever fantasy you want to create and immediately denounce those who try to be racist/transphobic/misogynistic/lesbophobic/biphobic/etc literally any type of prejudice is 100% not tolerated. That’s the drag community I know and the only one I’m ever willing to be a part of.

I started drag because I love theater, and I love costuming. But the draw that I had to drag was different than the draw I have for theater or constructing an outfit. Plays/Musicals don’t fulfill me in the same way Drag does and it’s because of that unique queer experience I mentioned earlier. I don’t see Andro Gin as a role, but as a facet that I couldn’t ordinarily express. I know they look like a creature, and is camp but there’s a lot of realness and truth behind his persona that’s very embedded in who I am as a person. I’m comfortable being AFAB so this isn’t me coming out as trans/nonbinary but I think as queer people there’s always more going on under the surface that’s more complex when it comes to our gender expression than cishetero individuals could understand. The friends and community I’ve gained from this art I’ll cherish forever. Their stories, their fantasy, their talent, has been such a treat to be a part of and cheerlead. And then to have that love reciprocated back? It’s just been an incredible ride. 

A Dress Like That : Peter Parker x Reader

You sigh and smile dreamily at your soon-to-be-stepmother, Pepper Potts. 

Or shall we say, future Mrs. Stark.

“I’d love to wear a dress like that someday.” You say as you walk towards Pepper.

Pepper smiles when she sees you, and says, “I’m sure you will.” She pauses, “And you’ll look much more beautiful.”

You knew that your father was planning on proposing to the redhead for a while now. He definitely took his time overthinking everything. But now, looking at her with her hair expertly done and the dress so exquisite… Everything was worth the wait because everything was perfect.

“Oh, stop that.“ You blush as you playfully shush her. “This day is about you. Don’t try to distract me.“

Pepper turns back to the mirror she’s sitting in front of. “Honestly, I’m glad you helped me convince Tony not to go completely overboard. Thank you for that.”

“I could see that you wanted something simple, but sincere and intimate.” You shrugged, not thinking much of it. “It was nothing, really.“

“Oh dear, Y/N.” She stood and reached out for you, holding your arms. “You understand, and you always give more than anyone asks for.“ Pepper gives you a hug. “And that’s everything.“

You embrace her as well, then you break apart when you hear a knock on the door.

Natasha and Wanda walk in, looking all dolled up as well. “Oh, Pepper, you look gorgeous.” Wanda says as she hands Pepper the prettiest bouquet of flowers.

“Thank you.” Pepper replies, hands shaking slightly as she holds the flowers in her hands.

“Come on, girls.“ Natasha says, pointing at the clock on the dresser. She grins. 

“It’s showtime.“

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