graceful human being

these posters appeared out of nowhere on campus today and I teared up in the library both because of the grace and humanity it’s showing, and because of how necessary it feels to make this message explicit today.

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The Little Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen

Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who sees you will say that you are the most graceful human being they have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading upon knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?“

'big bang is like the beyonce of kpop'

i have never heard anything more accurate tbh

I Don’t Want to be THAT PERSON but Here’s Why I Quit My Job and Moved to Louisville
  • Old Job on Busy Day, Everyone is Stressed: haha sorry I hope you had no plans this week because you're working 10-12 hour days all week, and probably this weekend, too. Oh, you want to come talk about how much it sucks? Well good luck ever getting a raise or promotion because clearly you're incapable of handling stress because you're such a weak piece of shit
  • New Job on Busy Day, Everyone is Stressed: okay sit down let's talk about this. Do you want me to help you go through your inbox and try to prioritize important e-mails? Also if you want me to answer any of your phone calls or e-mails for you just let me know. And if you just want to come in my office and vent for five minutes, my door is open. Also PLEASE make sure you remember to take your breaks away from your desk and give yourself a chance to recharge. Also I would never dream of asking you to stay longer than 8 hours because work/life balance is important.
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Fables and Fairytales :

T H E  L I T T L E  M E R M A I D 

“Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who sees you will say that you are the most graceful human being they have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading upon knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?“

"Yes,” the little mermaid said in a trembling voice, as she thought of the Prince and of gaining a human soul.”  - Hans Christian Anderson 

how he is with you - il volo - Gianluca Edition

To be honest when you’re dating Gianluca he’s probably really intimidated by you. He’s probably so awestruck by you because if you’re dating him he probably thinks you’re the most unearthly gorgeous, graceful, amazing human being on earth, even if you don’t see it yourself. and you can definitely see it in the way he acts with you. he doesn’t say it; God forbid he does anything to break his cool haha. no, he won’t quite say he’s intimidated by you, but you’ll see it in his face when he’s with you. He’s amazed that such a wonderful girl would even want to be with him. At first, he’ll probably seem all man, making all the moves and being the sexy Gianluca we all know him as, but as you get to know him more and more he brings down his protective barriers and you see that really he’s also this adorable guy who makes lame jokes and enjoys cuddling and probably makes himself laugh more than anyone else. But that’s okay because you probably think that’s adorable. he probably thinks he’s a loser. and pretends to be all serious in front of everyone else to seem more put together and likable, but not with you. With you he’s not afraid to be himself. he’ll go right ahead and edit in a picture of a goat face on a picture piero’s head, laughing his head off in the process, or put chopsticks in his mouth and pretend to be a walrus. he probably needs a little reassurance that he’s not being a weird idiot. (he is but this is precisely the reason we love him so much) He probably writes you love letters all the time. He probably calls you the most endearing, loving name. like Amore or Darling. Maybe sweetheart or tesoro. tbh he probably just loves hearing your voice and calls you when he’s away just so he can hear it. let me tell you just how many songs are likely to be written about you. all of them. And when he kisses you, G o D he kisses you. and in interviews when he’s asked about you, he’ll probably get this far away look in his eyes while smiling. he won’t try to smile, it’ll just happen. the other two boys will no doubt make fun of him for acting this way and he’ll feel self conscious about it. he probably likes to make you things and bake you food. he would never let you go to bed angry or sad. and he probably spontaneously sings you love songs constantly and always pampers you. You don’t want to do something? Chivalrous Gianluca probably offers to do it for you, and even if you object probably does it anyway. he loves taking you out because you deserve the best of the best. and honestly he probably loves showing you off. when you do something embarrassing, don’t even worry about it because he probably thinks that you’re so adorable when you do. when you’re sad he probably takes your hands in his and looks deeply into your eyes and tells you ‘Don’t worry. Everything will turn out perfectly. Don’t worry.’  You’re his everything and he loves being in love with you.

fairy tale aesthetics: the little mermaid

“Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who sees you will say that you are the most graceful human being they have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading upon knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?“

Yes,“ the little mermaid said in a trembling voice, as she thought of the Prince and of gaining a human soul.

Request: Chore Day

Request: Hia, can you right an imagine where Castiel is struggling without his grace and being human so the reader is trying to teach him? Can you make it funny and fluffy also? Thanks!

Word Count: 750

Here it is, I hope you like it! Thanks!<33

“Y/N, I just don’t understand this.” Cas is hopelessly tangled in the mess and you can’t help but laugh as he stares at you pitifully.

“Need some help there?”

“Yes. Please.”

You take a step over and disentangle him from the bedsheets, draping them over your arm. He grins sheepishly, and you laugh, tossing him a pillow and case.

“Try that. It’s a little smaller.”

You get to work fitting the sheet on the bed and Cas manages the pillowcase without any more drama. While you work, music filters through the walls from where you left it playing in the kitchen. Cas can’t help but watch as you sort out the creamy duvet cover with skill, placing it back on Sam’s bed.

“You navigate humanity so… nimbly.” Cas remarks, watching as you pat it down, “How do you do this so easily?”

“Practice.” You smile, leaning over and kissing his cheek, “I’ve made my mistakes. It would be nice to snap my fingers and everything be clean, but that ain’t an option for some of us.” You touch his shoulder, “Come on, help me sort the laundry?”

“Laundry?” He scrunches up his nose, “Do we have to do laundry?”

“If you want clean clothes, yeah. Wish I had a magic wand.” You grin, bumping his hip with yours. You pick up the washing basket and make your way back to the laundry room.

“I see why you think chore day is…”

“A chore?”

“Yeah.” He nods, helping you unload the damp clothes into the basket, “It’s monotonous.”

“Welcome to human life, my dear Cas.” You grin, linking your arm with his as you move everything to the dryer, “Honestly, it isn’t so bad. You’ll get used to it.”

“It’s so hard.” He admits, watching you press the buttons to make the machine whir into action, “It’s impossible.”

“It’s not impossible, babe. It’s different. And change means you have to get used to it. You’ll be fine, yeah? You have me, and Sam, and Dean. The hardest part about human life is…” You frown, “I don’t know. Figuring out whose plaid is whose?”

That makes him laugh and you laugh too, setting the basket down.

“I think we’re done. Want to go get a snack?” You ask, and Cas nods happily.

‘Chore day’, so to speak, is something you do once a month. It’s kind of become a tradition – the last Saturday of every month, Sam and Dean go do a big supply run, collecting ammo and medical supplies, while you stay behind and clean the bunker – everything from changing bedsheets to dusting the libraries.

It’s boring, but it’s worth it – Sam and Dean always return with something entertaining, be it a new kind of alcohol or a DVD or even some stupid game they found.

You grab some snacks and sit on the couch with your boyfriend, tossing peanuts in the air and catching them effortlessly in your mouth – a skill picked up from hundreds of nights spent at bars. Cas tries, but misses every time. You laugh at his scowl, reaching over and pressing a sweet kiss to his lips.

“You’re cute when you’re grumpy.”

“I’m not grumpy.”

You raise an eyebrow, and he groans in frustration. You offer a smile.

“I hate this. I hate being human.” He laments, “It’s impossible!”

“No, just really hard. Cas, you’ll get used to it. I promise.” You take both of his hands in yours, “Remember that one time I had that thing… what was it called? Anyhow, it gave me these powers and I was a disaster!” You laugh at the memory – a cursed bracelet had given you telekinesis powers, and that ended about as well as… well, it didn’t. You knocked over everything, then got angry with yourself and busted a window… the list never seems to end.

“Okay, that’s different.”

“Only a little bit. It’s all change. We fixed mine. Just like we’ll fix yours in one way or another. Have hope, Cas.” You bring his hands to your lips and kiss his knuckles, “It’ll be okay. And even if you are stuck human, we’ll be okay.”

He smiles – a real, genuine smile, like he really believes your words and the meaning behind them.

“Y/N, what would I do without you?”

“You’d probably still be tangled up in that bedsheet.”

nicki is truly the greatest role model for young girls. she was put in a position where a friend called her out over twitter and said something ignorant, and all the news and media were chanting “fight, fight, fight” and she REFUSED. she NEVER got petty with taylor. she remained kind and composed. she EDUCATED instead of ATTACKED. she didn’t make taylor feel worse for her mistake and she accepted her apology.

nicki is the most graceful and posed human being. we don’t deserve her. earth doesn’t deserve her.