from-my-point-of-view

Ok just to make it clear: I THINK, that people with nazi OCs are cringy. Seeing swastika and nazi-uniforms on people’s characters make me flinch and sick to the stomach. From my point of view there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING “”aesthetic”” about nazis in WW2 and it is NOT a fun little history quirk for you to enjoy. If you want to continue with that weird stuff: Fine by me. But I will definitely block you, because I feel VERY uncomfortable with you enjoying characters, who would, by nazi ideology, not hesitate to torture and kill me because I’m bi and nb.

septic-soldier  asked:

Hey jack, this doesn't really effect YOUR content specifically but what do you think about the YouTube LGBTQ+ restriction? From my point of view it is ridiculous and should be dealt with immediately.

At first I was like “well it seems like everyone is effected by the restriction mode” but then I thought about it a bit more. If people are being restricted as “inappropriate content” just because they’re LGBT channels then that’s absolute bullshit.

The fact that we dont know how or why restriction mode works is ridiculous. Youtube need to speak up. EDIT: YT have since issued an explanation https://twitter.com/ytcreators/status/843613347367079937

Top Ward Mistakes I

These are some common reasons why wards, even powerful ones, fail at times. I have noticed these over the years, through my mistakes and others. 

Not enough layers: Wards are made of pure energy, and usually aren’t sentient- meaning they aren’t smart and usually don’t adjust to different attackers. Without the ability to adjust, attackers can get by with ease. Having multiple layers of wards helps prevent this. While layers will vary of course based on your needs, I always recommend three basic layers for a ward, going outwards to the inside: 1) non-detection, 2) offensive ward, 3) defensive ward. The reason for these particular layers being: an attacker can’t attack if it can’t find you. If they do find you, they are then dissuaded by a ward that attacks them. They will have to go through the ward that hurts them to even get to the ward that defends you, thus weakening them and making it harder to get through that final line of defense at the same time.

Too rigid: What shatters more easily when hit- a plastic case, or a rubber ball? The plastic case- why? Because it is super rigid and unable to bend; thus, just one concentrated hit could break through it with ease. This applies to wards as well- you don’t want your wards to be unable to bend- else they shatter under a concentrated hit. Being flexible doesn’t make a ward weaker- you can still have a super tough and thick ward that bends!

Not selective or specific enough: “Keep out malicious entities.” Okay, well what do you mean by malicious? Being as specific as possible is best when it comes to protections. Instead of just saying “malicious” how about- “those that would bring me nightmares”, “those that would harm me”. This also ties into the next point-

…From whose point of view?: Okay, you did it, you made your ward. “Keep out anything with malicious intent.” But the key is…who judges the malicious intent? A nasty entity could easily go, “this is good for me!” and bypass the ward. Additionally, an abusive entity who believes, from their point of view, that what they are doing is “helping” you, and thus not malicious, could easily bypass an unspecific ward. It is best to say something along the lines of, “Things I deem as a malicious intention.” That way, it is based on YOUR judgement alone, what YOU deem as bad, and thus it cannot be interpreted any other way by trickster entities.

A circular wall, or a sphere?: You made your ward- it’s selective, not super rigid, and you made sure the terms were from your point of view. And yet- it’s still easily bypassed! Bad Entities appear in your room, seemingly untouched by the wards. What could’ve happened? Well- this ability called “teleportation” exists. If your innermost ward is a circular wall- not filled in- then an entity could easily bypass your wards just by teleporting directly to you or directly into your space! To protect against this, you want your innermost ward to be like a sphere- filled in on the inside with protective energies as well. Thus, the constraints applying to the outer layers of your wards (no malicious intent from my point of view) are applied to your actual space as well- thus nullifying the teleporting ability, or dealing damage to any entities that manage to teleport inside anyways.  

This is what “balancing the Force” looks like:

I wrote a 25-page paper on Star Wars arguing that “bringing balance to the Force” didn’t mean “the Jedi will be 100% in control” (and of course not the opposite) but bringing the two aspects of the Force into alignment, using Anakin as a case study. Brief recap of my paper:

  • EPISODE I
    • The Jedi literally don’t know that slavery still exists in the galaxy and are shocked when Shmi says “The Republic doesn’t exist out here… We must survive on our own.” So like… the fuck.
    • Anakin asks Qui-Gon “Have you come to free us?” and Qui-Gon says “No, I’m afraid not,” to which Anakin replies, “Why else would you be here?” Here we can see the innocence and goodness in Anakin juxtaposed against the moral ambiguity of the Jedi. They’re there for repairs on their ship - nothing more, nothing less. Witnessing slavery does nothing to change those priorities.
    • The Jedi take a child away from his mother, and when Anakin is (rightfully) scared for his mom, who has been left in slavery, the Jedi are still like well, you know, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, enforcing the laws against slavery seems kinda like a lot of work so we’re just not gonna get involved. That’s like… not quite what you would expect from the “Light” Side.
    • Anakin is literally a child whose mother has been left in slavery and, understandably, he’s kind of freaked out. Instead of acknowledging Anakin’s pain as legitimate and working with him, the Jedi take an oppositional stance, telling Anakin that “Fear is the path to the dark side” - a phrase that was much more apt in the Original Trilogy than it is here, where Anakin is only nine, and his fears are 100% rational.
  • EPISODE II
    • Obi-Wan asks Anakin if he’s sleeping poorly because of his mom, Anakin basically admits yes, and Obi-Wan says “Dreams pass in time.” Uh, Obi-Wan, I’m sure you have good intentions and all, but the problem isn’t in the dream world. Anakin’s dreams are a reflection of the actual, legitimate, very real danger his mother is in, and Obi-Wan’s response only dismisses Anakin’s fear and drives him further away from the Jedi Council. And, again, the Jedi could have fixed this entire situation by either rescuing his mother or actually trying to stop slavery instead of just paying lip service to the idea.
    • Anakin and Padmé fall in love, and Padmé is like “yo is this, like, allowed to happen for you??” and Anakin says “Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is central to a Jedi’s life, so you might say we’re encouraged to love.” So… Taking a woman’s child so he can fulfill their prophecy and leaving that woman alone and enslaved on a desert planet is compassionate behavior now? Right. Sounds fake, but okay. Also, Anakin is literally pointing out the hypocrisy in that statement - so you can love humanity and people, but you can’t love a person? That’s super weird.
      • Falling in love is like… not really something you can help? Especially not the first time. Just, you know, speaking as the classic lesbian who has fallen for a straight best friend… just saying “don’t do that” is not really going to help. At all.
    • At this point, the Jedi have created a situation where if Anakin falls in love (as he is wont to do as a literal teenager who was not brought up in the Jedi Order of his own volition), he has to keep that love secret or a) risk expulsion from the Jedi and b) prove them “right” that he can’t be trusted. Which, you know, nobody wants to do.
    • Padmé tells him that he “had a nightmare again last night,” and Anakin says, “Jedi don’t have nightmares.” Yo, what the fuck. This kid is a teenager, his mom is on a desert planet and enslaved, and now he feels like he’s not even allowed to have nightmares? Which are not conscious? I get that the Jedi are supposed to have total control over themselves, but first of all, that’s a completely unrealistic expectation to have of anyone, much less a teenager, and second of all, that’s a real fucked up thing to imply on a mental health level. “You’re guilty, even for the pain that your brain is inflicting on you from childhood trauma in situations (i.e., unconsciousness) that you can’t even control!” Yeah, no. There is no way that could possibly go well. 
      • If Anakin is made to feel guilty for being scared or having nightmares or missing his mom from whom he was taken when he was not even ten years old, and Jedi are pointing to those feelings as evidence that he is dangerous and untrustworthy, he is put in a situation where he cannot admit that he needs help and therefore cannot access help. Like, just get the kid a shrink! And maybe rescue his mom! There are ways to address this and help Anakin stop having feelings, if that’s something we really have to do, without shaming him, which is gross and also distinctly unhelpful.
    • Anakin goes back to Tatooine to find his mom, she’s been kidnapped and tortured by Tusken Raiders, she dies in his arms, and he slaughters the Tuskens and vows to become so powerful he will be able to stop people from dying. Which, like, is not ideal - not condoning murder - but he’s also seen his mother for the first time in years, like at least half a decade, and he is a) completely overrun with survivor’s guilt and b) rightfully grieving and c) also rightfully pissed the fuck off that he finally sees him mom again only to have her die in his arms. Like, I’d be pissed, too. And you know what helps with grief? Talking it out!! Therapy!! Friendship!! You know what Anakin doesn’t have? Literally any of those things. He can’t admit that he’s grieving his mom because it would threaten his place in the Jedi Order. The Order’s strictness continues to place him in a catch-22 where admitting he needs help is already condemning him.
  • EPISODE III
    • Anakin beats Count Dooku in part because he is furious that Palpatine has been “captured” and taps into the Dark Side with that emotion. THEN, Padmé’s like “surprise, I’m pregnant,” and Anakin (again, understandably) flips the fuck out. He has nightmares about her dying in childbirth, and guess who he can’t go to for advice or help or even consolation? The Jedi!! Wow, this is going so well for everyone, what great policies we have here.
    • The Jedi Council want Anakin to spy on Palpatine, and Anakin (correctly) points out to Obi-Wan that this goes against the Jedi Code, against the Republic, and asks why Obi-Wan is asking this of him… to which Obi-Wan replies, “The Council is asking you.” So, you know, this doesn’t exactly endear Anakin to the Council, who have already been pretty shitty to him and are now seemingly hypocritical as well.
    • Palpatine says to Anakin, “Be careful of the Jedi, Anakin. They fear you. In time they will destroy you.” and yeah, he’s playing on Anakin’s confusion and suspicions and totally using him as a pawn here, but he’s also right. The Jedi have proven themselves to not have Anakin’s best interests at heart, even if they have good intentions. And they do fear Anakin, so, you know, that whole “non-attachment prevents fear” thing isn’t really working out for them either.
    • Palpatine tells Anakin that the Dark Side can allow you to control death, and Anakin (who, let’s remind ourselves, has watched his mother die in his arms) begs to know how so he can save Padmé should his nightmares come true and she die in childbirth. And, again, since he can’t go to the Jedi for any help with this, he feels he has no choice but to trust Palpatine.
    • Here we get to a real fun sequence of events. Palpatine tells Anakin he’s a Sith. Anakin threatens to kill Palpatine, but doesn’t, so he can maintain the possibility of learning how to save Padmé. He goes to tell the Jedi, who rush into action and don’t allow him to join them because they think his fear will cloud his judgment, ignoring the fact that a) they’re scared out of their asses too, and b) he literally just betrayed someone close to him??? for people who have really been nothing but shitty??? So I feel like Anakin’s doing surprisingly well rn and the Jedi are basically like, “Yeah, great, but also fuck you and stay here.”
    • Soooooooo, Anakin goes to save Palpatine (again, to then save his wife), and in order to save him he kills a Jedi. At this point, Anakin’s like “I’m completely fucked,” which is true (although he’s been fucked from the beginning because the Jedi suck), and he pledges himself to Palpatine because he doesn’t think he has any other option.
    • Okay, then he goes and murders a bunch of kids, so like. That’s not great. Not gonna condone that. This was A Mistake™. I think we can all agree on that. Moving on.
    • Obi-Wan and Yoda see footage of Anakin’s fun murder time and Obi-Wan goes to try to find and defeat Anakin. In order to find him, he tells Padmé what happened and then hides away on her ship.
    • Padmé talks to Anakin, flips out when she realizes Obi-Wan was telling the truth, and as she tries to talk Anakin down from his panic- and grief-fueled descent into insanity he says, “I won’t lose you the way I lost my mother! I’ve become more powerful than any Jedi has ever dreamed of and I’ve done it for you. To protect you.”
      • Side note, at this point I get annoyed because, like, Anakin, she literally Did Not Ask. Buddy, pal, friend, she specifically told you not to do this. I know your heart is in the right place, but like, this really could have all been prevented if you’d just listened to your wife. Why are the women in Star Wars consistently the only people who know what the fuck is going on?
    • Obi-Wan reveals himself, Anakin thinks Padmé betrayed him, and Force-chokes her. So, like, again, the anger is understandable, the Force-choking is not. Not going to defend that.
    • As Obi-Wan and Anakin fight, Anakin says something extremely telling: “From my point of view, the Jedi are evil.” He isn’t lying. He isn’t even exaggerating. The Jedi have fucked him over at every turn. And the point that is being made here is that Anakin descends into madness because he, like the Jedi, lives at moral extremities. He goes mad and gives himself over to the Dark Side because the Jedi have thoroughly erased any possibility of a middle ground. 
      • The utter distrust that the Jedi Council have of “Gray Jedi” and the fact that “Gray Jedi” means both people who walk the middle ground of the Force and people who don’t answer to the authority of the Jedi Council also point to this. We can see this with Jolee Bindo and Qui-Gon, among others. If you walk the middle line, the Jedi will turn their backs on you. (Pro tip: if nobody is allowed to disagree with you, you’re probably not the good guys.)
    • Aaaaaaaaand finally the whole fight ends and Anakin becomes a weird lava-deformed creature of the night and when he finally wakes up and asks Palpatine if Padmé is okay, Palpatine says, “It seems in your anger, you killed her.” So, Anakin at this point a) is consumed with self-hatred, b) has nothing to live for because all of his loved ones either hate him (Obi-Wan) or are dead (Padmé, theoretically), and c) feels like he has no way out of the horrifying mess he’s put himself in. And here the prequels end.

What I’m trying to say here is that the Jedi aren’t perfect, and they don’t always use the Force for good. (See: “slavery is cool, we guess.”) Their emphasis on shutting out your emotions is ultimately what drives Anakin to the Dark Side because they allow no room for mistakes and therefore erase the possibility of Anakin ever getting help. Or, you know, compassion, which is supposed to be the Jedi version of love. So… The Sith suck. But the Jedi also suck. Not as much, for sure, but they are definitely guilty of some real fucked up things.

Now for the fun part!!!!! Rey, in Ep. VII, wins her battle against Kylo when she gets pissed. You can also see in that scene that when he’s overpowering her, you can see both the red and blue light reflected in her eyes, and when she closes her eyes and thinks “use the Force” and opens her eyes again, you only see the red.

What that piece said to me, and what this trailer and the poster say to me, is that “balancing the Force” means recognizing that emotions are not evil unto themselves, that you can love people and use that love to fuel goodness. Rey has the potential to balance the Force because she has already proven that she can harness emotion, be driven by emotion, and still use that for the Light Side.

Anyway, I fucking love Star Wars, meta is great, Rey can kick my ass any day, and if I’m right and these trailers are backing up my theory I am literally going to lose my mind.

It’s strange but in a weird way, I miss my darkness… you know what I mean, the indifferent sadness that you resign yourself to when you’re completely and totally hopeless, when you no longer see a reason to try anymore so you kinda just shuffle along day after day, when nothing really matters because you don’t plan on living for much longer. Things that once ate away at you no long strike fear or anxiety into your heart cause “once I’m dead none of it’ll matter.” I’m told it’s fucked up to say because “Some people are dying to feel any other way! HOW DARE YOU WANT THAT BACK!!” Look at it from my point of view: when I didn’t have any purpose or motivation to exist, there was no stress about work, or school, or anything else; every problem just slipped away with my will to live. I could simply sink down into the darkness and embrace the silence. It’s different now that I’ve been “trying"again… It’s so much harder than before. It’s so fucking bright and loud!! but this time you’re not allowed to just walk away and cave in on yourself! You have to accept and acknowledge everything! And no matter how hard you try, you can no longer channel the familiar sanctuary that you’ve grown so accustomed to! You feel as though you don’t belong there, with the normal people, at all. After you’ve lived with the darkness for so long, can you ever truly return to the light? or will it always have those pieces of you, the ones that it took in the first place?
—  Thoughts I’ll never speak out loud.
(Sorry it’s so long, I’m awful at describing things so it takes me a while to do it)

Hum so since there is always the concern with young aces, or teens identifying as ace, I wanted to share a story with some ace blogs.

When I was 12, we had a sex ed sessions. Not going to enter the details, but it was overall horrible, and I honestly didn’t have any interest in it and it was pretty obvious. I don’t know how it happened, but my lack of interest was reported to my head teacher who called me in his office. The first thing he told to a 12 yo who wasn’t interested in sex was “were you abused?”

In hindsight, it came from a good sentiment, but it’s pretty telling if it’s abnormal not to be interested in sex at 12. Adults, teachers, saw me as broken, because I wasn’t interested in sex. It was obviously not normal! And “abuse” the only possible explanation.

I didn’t have the words back then - whether asexual or even sex-repulsed - so I couldn’t explain myself. In a class of rougly 30 12/13 years old kids, I was the only one with such a lack of interest.

So, when I see people asking “I’m 14, can I be ace or am I too young?” I remember the insistance this teacher had that I had to be interested, when I was only 12. While, yes, at 14 you could be a late-bloomer, you could also be ace and stay that way. I only discovered the word half through college, but I was definitely already ace back in middle school. So, from my point of view, it’s great you already found the word! Things’ll be less confusing for you, especially in high school.

Hope it can help. Sorry for the weird English!

i’m gonna try and explain this situation, from my point of view. let me reiterate: i am not speaking for all muslims here. i am not speaking for all muslims here. but i, as a girl who is muslim, am speaking from my knowledge and point of view. there will be muslims who will disagree with me, just like how there will be non muslims who will too. i already know this.

but … i’m just putting what my beliefs are about this whole situation, as a muslim girl, out there:

yousef isn’t muslim. sana is muslim. sana clearly likes yousef. for some muslims, the fact that yousef isn’t a muslim, wouldn’t be a huge issue. they’d still be okay to date/marry their non muslim partner.

however, for some muslims (and i’m saying this with my point of view put into this too), dating/marrying a non muslim, is a huge issue. a huge, huge, huge issue, both religiously speaking, because there is a clash of faith/no faith, and also culturally speaking too, where in which, people will point fingers. but hey, people point fingers all the time anyway. so, let’s remove the culture factor.

religiously speaking, practising muslims find it extremely important that their partner is muslim too. for some muslims, this isn’t even something that is negotiable. we can’t compromise on that. faith comes first for us. 

the prophet muhammad (saw) said once, “when Allah’s servant marries, he has completed one half of the religion. thereafter, let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.”

let me explain what that above hadeeth means. if our partner is muslim too, it makes life a whole lot more easier, a lot less simple, but also, because with our partner, the 2 of us can motivate each other, and help each other, and support each other when our imaan (faith) and deen (religion) isn’t as strong as we would like it to be. we become each other’s motivation. we become each other’s rock. we become each other’s inspiration. 

and that’s the whole essence, and beauty, for a muslim having a partner who is muslim too, that we may wish to marry, and further deepen our bond with.

sana, according to her beliefs, needs for her partner to be muslim too. that is something she doesn’t wish to compromise on.

yousef, isn’t muslim. he doesn’t believe in Allah. 

so where does that leave sana, who is really starting to like yousef?

yousef could revert back into islam, if he was muslim before, or he could convert, and things could work out for them 2. some people though, may not feel that that is an adequate enough reason to accept islam back into your life again - just for the sake of someone else. if you’re wanting to come into islam, then it should be because you want to, for the sake of Allah, for the sake of worshipping Allah, not for anybody else. because your islam is between you and Allah to have, that should be the reason, not any other, for wanting to convert/revert. so, yousef reverting/converting, would have to be something that’s not just solely because of sana, but because he WANTS to accept islam, for the sake of himself and Allah, and strengthening that bond again. 

of course, some people will say that yousef converting/reverting to islam for sana could be a good thing too, if, say, after he does accept islam, he fully accepts islam into his life, and believes in Allah too, and practices islam as much or as little as he wants, but that he believes in Allah, that is the main thing. 

otherwise? i’m not too sure how this is going to work for sana and yousef, if neither sana wants to change her stance on compromising (which, personally, i can’t see her doing), and neither does yousef want to become muslim (again) and believe in allah. 

but yeah, let’s see what happens.

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                                             I have failed you, Anakin. I have failed you.

                                      FROM MY POINT OF VIEW, THE JEDI ARE EVIL!

                                                           Well, then you are lost!

send me a symbol and i will write a drabble about my muse from the point of view of…

FAMILY

- … My muse’s father
- … My muse’s mother
- … My muse’s sibling
- … My muse’s child
- … My muse’s significant other
¿ - … A member of my muse’s extended family

FRIENDS

✰ - … My muse’s best friend
✦ - … Someone my muse admires
✧ - … Someone who admires my muse
✐ - … My muse’s favorite coworker/classmate
← - … My muse’s childhood friend
⌚ - … A friend my muse has not met yet

OTHERS

✉ - … My muse’s neighbor
✍ - … My muse’s boss
☼ - … Someone my muse sees every day
✈ - … Someone my muse commutes with
✂ - … Someone who dislikes my muse
↥ - … Someone who is attracted to my muse

SELF

♡ - … My muse’s younger self
♥ - … My muse’s older self
✘ - … An AU version of my muse
✿ - … My muse on a good day
♠ - … My muse on a bad day
✞ - Any version of my muse (asker specifies)

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*walks in a week late with Starbucks* So, about that Valentine’s Day!

This is for @auro-cyanide, who asked for something from my fics from Teru’s point of view! I couldn’t really make that work though, so I made a new scene and turned it into a crappy Valentine’s oneshot instead… I, I really hope that’s alright, sorry ;u;

(This is set sometime between OCHR and ANLG.)

darqueloaf  asked:

Hi Jordan. I've been hearing some disturbing things about the way Marvel is using Hydra to market their books (trying to get comic store employees to dress as Hydra agents, retconning Cap and Magneto to be Hydra) and it's seeming that as fictional as Hydra is, actual white supremacists are loving this marketing, and using it to celebrate their bigotry. Idk what power, if any, you have over this, but as a queer long time fan, I really hope it ends soon.

Thanks for expressing your concern to me.

First off, I do always like to say that you are entitled to your own opinion. I am not trying to negate your feelings–they are yours and no one can take that from you. But you wrote to me, so I am going to do what I can to answer/explain from my point of view.

There are a few things in your ask that ring of the telephone game. There are sites out there that are taking the story and the facts and spinning them into different meanings than intended, and then THOSE stories are getting more play than the actual facts of what is happening.

I don’t believe Marvel is asking employees to dress as Hydra agents…I think they were offering them T-Shirts with the Hydra logo on them. Hydra are the villains in this story, they are a big part of it, so promoting them makes sense, to me. Again–I edit the Darth Vader books, which are about a traitorous murderer who works for an oppressive fascist regime that literally blew up multiple planets. He’s the main character of the series, but I hope it’s clear you’re not meant to emulate him.

I don’t believe there is any comic where Magneto joins Hydra.

Now…I have not heard anything about actual white supremacists using Hydra to celebrate their own beliefs. If this is actually true…yeah, of course, that is horrible. It also makes them pretty foolish, because again…it’s pretty clear to me Hydra are the bad guys in this story. The story judges them harshly and invites the reader to do so as well. So…to point to them and hold them up as your ideal is a poor choice for a lot of reasons…not the least of which is that the good guys tend to win in comics, the vast majority of the time.

So i just wanted to share a short analysis of my point of view towards the certain color page.

First of all,there’s plenty of people who are worrying about whether or not this drawing is a death flag for Touka.That is logical if you remember that Arima had a drawing with his neck in a red line and within the next chapters he died.

However,that’s not the case here.While there are 3 possibilities that consist of “Death” ,“Pregnancy” and “Virginity” i think that one of them fits the most with the said page.

Personally, i believe that virginity and pregnancy are tightly connected to each other.From my point of view,the drawing has 3 crucial parts.

The first one is the text.That alone has 2 translations,and what they both seem to agree on is the placement of an order.On this one,she says “bloom me..a flower of my own” and i can’t help but feel like that is an indirect way of Touka asking (Kaneki “Bloom me..”) to place his ‘seed’ in her belly ,so that a ‘flower’ can grow and then eventually…bloom!( “…a flower of my own”) .It’s not a first to see how the bringing of a child in a world filled with tragedy could symbolize hope.

On the other translation she says “place an order …my only flower” which fits perfectly with the “Flower=Virginity” indication.Also,in the chapter Kaneki is thinking “shouldnt you treasure it” directed at Touka’s -flower-

Aside from that,the second important element is at the top right corner where a flower can be seen with the name of Osmanthus frangans,which can be read as Kaneki.What’s most important is that only a single petal (i repeat..only a single petal)of it is falling down towards her red abdomen.Now,given that the petal has a seed form …That goes to emphasize the possibility of pregnancy.

In both cases though,i really want to believe that this color page doesnt turn out to be ominous.

Source:http://tokyoghoultheories.tumblr.com/kaneki-ken-flowers

The Portuguese played a role, that’s what I felt. I saw him on many occasions and I didn’t believe he had [health] problems.They used marketing to win, as happens in our talent shows as well. His backstory worked and the public ate it up. But from my point of view, Salvador doesn’t have heart problems, but head issues. Everybody thought that Italy would win, but there was a big fuss in Kyiv about [Salvador Sobral] because he was mysterious, he didn’t give interviews, he didn’t take photos and he wouldn’t show up for rehearsals.
— 

Alex Florea, rap artist that represented Romania in Eurovision (Yodel it), talking about Salvador Sobral, who tried his best to hide his heart problems after they were leaked by the press and only admitted to them in an interview aired AFTER he won Eurovision. 

Salvador has been on portuguese TV since he was ten and participated in several talent competitions and NO ONE had any idea he was sick.

Just to clear things up, Salvador did give interviews when he was in Kiev and the only reason he didn’t show up to rehearsals was because his team of doctors advised him not to. No talent competition is worth your life.

So yeah, I will block anyone that defends this horrible statement or person. He is a disgusting human being.

When I hear, “Your words are only causing more division,” sometimes this really means, “Your words are disorienting the way I’ve always seen things from my limited point of view and I don’t like it.“  Division is bad; being challenged is good and necessary.

62 Russian qualifying phrases

* I consider — я считАю
* I think — я дУмаю
* In my opinion — по моемУ мнЕнию
* In my humble opinion (IMHO) — по моемУ скрОмному мнЕнию
* I suppose — я полагАю
* It seems to me — мне кАжется
* In the very beginning of… — в сАмом начАле
* As far as I understand — наскОлько я понимАю
* As far I see — наскОлько я вИжу
* As far as I’ve been informed — наскОлько я знаю (на скОлько менЯ проинформИровали)
*As far as I know — наскОлько я знаю
* As far as I’ve understood from — наскОлько я пОнял из..
* From my personal experience — из моегО лИчного Опыта
* As far as I imagine — наскОлько я себЕ представлЯю
* What concerns me = As far as I’m concerned — что касАется менЯ
* I’m afraid to be wrong but — я боЮсь показАться непрАвым, но..
* I’m not completely sure but — я не совсЕм увЕрен, но..
* Probably — вероЯтно
* I doubt — я сомневАюсь
* It’s dubious — сомнИтельно, что
* Even though — хотЯ
* At least - хотЯ бы
* So to speak — так сказАть
* From my point of view — с моЕй тОчки зрЕния
* To say frankly — говорЯ откровЕнно
* To say honestly — чЕстно говорЯ
* Don’t get offended, but — не обижАйся. но..
* No offense, but — без обИд, но..
* Without any doubt = Undoubtedly — без сомнЕний
* I’m absolutely sure — я абсолЮтно увЕрен
* It’s clear — Ясно, что
* Even though it’s clear — хотЯ Ясно, что
* It’s obvious — очевИдно, что
* I’m convinced — я убеждЁн
* First of all — прЕжде всегО (во-пЕрвых)
* More likely — бОлее вероЯтно
* The most likely — наибОлее вероЯтно
* As it’s well known — как хорошО извЕстно
* To make a long story short — корОче говорЯ
* Generally speaking — в Общем говорЯ
* First and foremost — в пЕрвую Очередь
* Saying objectively — говорЯ объектИвно
* By my deepest persuasion — по моемУ глубОкому убеждЕнию
* Judging by (some indications) — сУдя по нЕкоторым прИзнакам
* Eventually — в конЕчном счЕте
* After all — в концЕ концОв
* Finally — наконЕц-то
* Anyway - как бы то ни бЫло, во всЯком слУчае
* Basically - по существУ, в основнОм
* Carefully - тщАтельно; осторОжно
* Certainly - тОчно; определЁнно
* Elsewhere - где-то в другОм мЕсте
* Exactly - тОчно
* Hopefully - с надЕждой; бУдем надЕяться
* Immediately - немЕдленно; сразу
* Occasionally - иногдА, Изредка, врЕмя от врЕмени
* Perhaps - мОжет быть, возмОжно, навЕрно
* Quickly - бЫстро
* Regularly - регулЯрно, постоЯнно
* Seriously - серьЁзно, всерьЁз
* Suddenly - вдруг, внезАпно

anonymous asked:

Sooo, why can't Kara and Lena just be best friends? Why did they need to be a romantic relationship?

 I’m going to divide this answer in 4 points as to why a romantic relationship between Kara and Lena is not only the right thing to do but is also the most logical decision to make.

 Here we go:

  1. First we got the representation argument. Given the obvious sarcasm in your question you’re most likely not a wlw, but in case you haven’t noticed, we get almost no representation in TV whatsoever and the little we do get either: 

- One of them dies

- Has 1 sec of screntime per episode

- Ends in a heart breaking way.

  Representation is obviously important because a lot of people such as myself that struggle with a lot of things such as depression, can find solace and strength in these relationships. Specially teenage girls who are struggling with their sexuality. I’ve been there myself (I’m currently 16) and Tv shows helped me a lot in my journey to self acceptance, I can assure you that. 

 But even those people who are more confident and comfortable with their sexuality may still look at them and like, hell, if feels good to see yourself represented on TV mate. To see your love portrayed as valid and real.

 Supercorp, Clexa and all of these other ships can also totally be the “light at the end of the tunel” for a lot of people, including myself. LGBT folks are so much more likely to commit suicide and these “little things” can be life saving.

 2. Supercorp would be a groundbreaking relationship.

 I’ve talked about how Supercorp would be the true face of the “dare to defy” slogan the cw has got going on, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning again.

 We would have a f/f relationship as the main ship of a show that’s not about sexuality, that’s rare as fuck. The only other main f/f ship on a show that isn’t about sexuality that I can think of is Clexa and we all know how that ended.

 Also, a Super and a Luthor together is such a good and amazing concept. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s something people actually want to see. Supercorp is currently one of the most popular f/f ships ever and the fandom and support of the actors toward it keeps growing every single day. The ratings of the show would sky rocket if the cw made them canon.

 You may also want to consider that one of them is indeed Supergirl, imagine the amount of young lgbt girls looking up to queer Supergirl and just feeling like they’re normal and valid, because they fucking are. Or maybe just giving them hope that their heroes CAN totally love them back. That’s what’s really ground breaking, not the same generic bullshit we’ve been fed again and again, like the “bad boy/girl fixes boy trope” that’s not defying shit. Almost every single show out there is doing just that. It’s not new and it’s becoming quite tiring to see. Also, I’m not even going to start on how mon-el is a fucking slave owner and an abusive person, and the horrible message that karamel is sending to young teens. Mon el literally has yet to paid for his ugly actions.

 3.  Next, we have the fact that Supercorp is a healthy relationship built on respect, and trust, and mutual love. Kara and Lena have done nothing but constantly stand up for each other, and constantly try to fight evil and make the world a better place. 

 It is not the super powers that make the hero, it’s their heart. 

 Lena Luthor is the hero Kara deserves, she’s saved all the aliens in National City, turning against her abusive and manipulative mother in order to stand up for what’s right. Lena has done everything she could to help Kara so far, and to just help people in general. SHE WAS TRYING TO FUCKING CURE CANCER FFS. And she did all of this expecting nothing in return. She did this because she legit feels a call to help people just like Kara and James, and all of the other true heroes on the show do.

 Having a beautiful, healthy, and complex f/f relationship represented on a show like Supergirl would be iconic and epic. All of the main stream media outlets would praise the show and the cw for it, instead of condemning them for trying to normalize abuse and excuse slavery. 

 4. Finally, let’s talk about chemistry

 Kara and Lena have undeniable chemistry on screen, no one can deny that. It’s really astounding how well they go together. 

 Proof:

Originally posted by possiblestalker

Originally posted by kara-luthors

Originally posted by a-jedi-in-purgatory

Originally posted by ashipperofeverything

 I honestly  could be at it all day with this proof part.

 So, moving on and finally concluding. There are way many more reasons as to why they should indeed be in a romantic relationship, but for the sake of not wanting to write a bloody will I’ll keep it like this. There’s also probably not much I can say to you in order to make you see from my point of view, mostly because you seem very conditioned to think that girls and girls on TV should just be friends even though there’s clearly romantic chemistry between them. But whatever, thanks for the opportunity to rant about supercorp anyways. 

 Peace out. 

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HE’S GONNA BE PART OF A BALANCED BREAKFAST. YOU’LL SEE

    BUGHEAD AND ASEXUALITY. 

I definitely don’t tend to speak about this matter with anybody but this has been bothering me for a long already.

First of all, I want to clarify that I’m not speaking for everybody, I’m not speaking for every asexual out there, I’m speaking for me and from my point of view. So if you are ace and you feel that you don’t agree with my point of view I want you to know that I’m not erasing your feelings nor your opinions, and if you want to share your thoughts with me, you’re more than welcome to do so as long as it is respecfully.

The thing that has been bothering me is that anti-shippers had been throwing crap all around, I’m not telling you that you have to like the ship, I don’t actually care if you like it or not because it doesn’t affect me. The thing that actually affects me is that you’re using something that is has nothing to do with it to bash the ship.

I have been reading comments saying “they are erasing Jughead’s sexuality by pairing him with Betty”, “But Jughead is asexual, he can’t date”. Wrong. Being asexual doesn’t mean that you are not into people, being asexual, in the spectrum (it’s different for everybody because certainly not everybody experience the same thing in the same way), it means that you don’t feel sexual attraction, which means you’re not interested in a sexual relationship. There’s not a lot more to explain there, it’s simple, there’s people in this world that doesn’t feel attracted sexually to other people, that doesn’t mean that you can’t see and appreciate the external beauty in a person, that doesn’t mean that you can’t kiss a person, and for sure it doesn’t mean that you can’t be in a relationship with a person, also it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a child, there’s asexual people that have children of their own. I’ve seen people that is asexual and are happily in a relationship with someone, so it’s possible for you to be asexual and date.

I know that most of the people in here confuse asexual with aromantic. I want to tell you first hand that this is not exactly two sides of the same coin, and again I’m talking in my experience and not for everyone. As I already explained, asexuality means not being sexually attracted to people, which is basically not feeling like fucking with x or y. Aromantic people don’t feel romantic attraction. I know that it is hard to understand the difference between this two different things, because normally people correlate love and sex, which is not a mistaken correlation just for the fact that people tend to experience both feelings. But there is people in this world that don’t experience both things at the same time, or at all.

Having said all that, this is why it pisses me off, when you say “Jughead can’t date because he’s asexual” I don’t feel good, you wanna know why? It’s because I feel that you are erasing me, it’s like you come and say to my face “you can’t date that guy because you don’t want to fuck him” and what does that mean? Is sex everything there is in a relationship? NO, it’s not. I experience romantic attraction, I can love a person because asexual doesn’t mean you’re a robot, you have feelings and it can be romantic, love exists, there’s not only sex. You can’t come and tell me that I can’t date this guy that I like and love so much and that I share beautiful things with just because I don’t feel like having sex with him. I am entitled to have a romantic a happy relationship with another person without feeling the desire to have sex, it is possible.

Coming back to the talk about Jughead and Betty, I feel that this is a good thing and it’s not erasing anything. Jughead’s and Betty’s relationship is based off of respect and admiration, it’s a beautiful friendship and sometimes it happens that you experience romantic attraction to your friends, there’s people that you just click with, there’s people that it’s able to make your world better. it can be just as friends and it can be as something else. And I don’t feel that Jughead dating Betty is erasing his sexuality (which to clear things, it is canon in just one version of the Archie comics, and even Cole has said that they are not basing the characters off of that version), I actually think that it is a great way to explore his sexuality for something as simple that if someone gives you chocolate, something that you haven’t tasted before, you have to taste it to know if you like it or not.

The first reason I think it’s a great possibility to explore his sexuality it’s because Betty is not a sex predator, as well as Jughead she can understand people and she can relate to them. Why I’m saying Betty is not a sex predator? Because she doesn’t go around having sex with everybody who crosses her way, I believe that she won’t force Jughead to have sex if he doesn’t want to, she neither will be mad at him for it. That’s a good thing. The second reason it’s because she can support him, normally when you tell someone about your sexuality you feel that you’re going to be judged and that people is gonna give you crap for it. I feel that it’s better to explore his sexuality this way, better than just throwing it and saying he won’t date, why it is better? Because in this way you won’t only have your representation but you will also demonstrate that you can support it, that you’re not judging them, that these people are not alone in this world and they are not freaks. Having Betty to support Jughead as asexual is as important as having the representation of asexual people, because it makes it valid, it makes the person feel good because it’s like proving you’re not running away from them for being different. 

That’s pretty much all I have to say about this and as I said in the beginning: if you want to share your opinions with me, you’re very welcome to do so as long as you’re respectful.