greatful of every single thing in my life

When Taylor calls it’s really awesome because she’s full of so much wisdom. And I didn’t realize until I started becoming really close friends with her… that the way she speaks - she speaks so eloquently - it’s like when you’re talking to her it feels like you’re witnessing a song being created. I mean she speaks in such beautiful words the way she cleverly weaves them together to make a sentence. It makes things so clear for me. She gives me the best advice on my relationships, on my life, on my career. She’s just a really great person. […]

She inspires me to be a better person and when I get to that level, hopefully, one day, I will always think “WWTD” - What Would Taylor Do. I would love to be as nice and kind to every single person I meet as she is. When I see her always she is such a sweet person, she was raised very properly and I just think she’s a gem and I’m so grateful to call her my friend.

—  Todrick Hall, when asked what it’s like when Taylor calls, and on being her friend 
Discipline 101

So you have the ambition. You have all the answers. All you lack is the discipline.

Unsurprisingly, this is a problem most people have, so don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Tell me, do you have a concrete goal? Or is it something vague like, “Rule the world”, or “get rich” or “become famous”?

Usually those who lack discipline have a habit of getting ahead of themselves and they end up having all these fantastic goals without any knowledge of how to achieve them. They have big ambitions, but no clear plans, no visible steps, and no foundation to start their life on. It’s the equivalent of standing on one side of the river and being able to see the other side, but having no method of making it across.

It’s good to have a starting point, and know what you want in the end. But the path to earning what you desire isn’t pre-made for you. It’s up to you to lay every brick and measure everything out. In your life, you’re the architect, you’re the engineer, you’re the investor, you’re everything.

So the how do you get some discipline?  It’s simple: You need to know how you’re going to do something, before you set out to do it.

Step 1: Get Motivated

Make a list. And make sure you handwrite it. Two columns. Think about everything you have a problem with, all your interests and passions, and everything you have ever wanted in one column. In the other column, spend as much time as you need to come up with solutions to each issue/goal. Don’t write one side, without the other.

Spend a couple days looking at that list. Make it into a poster, use it as your phone background, it doesn’t matter as long as you make sure you see it every day until you feel something. I’m saying that incredibly vaguely because people are fueled by different emotions. For me, it was rage.

Every morning, I stared at that list of everything I’d ever wanted, every little problem that made my life miserable and I got furious. To see what my life revolved around so callously written on paper, and feeling so close yet so far, that drove me insane. My anger made my passion double, and nothing fuels discipline more than passion.

Step 2: Plan

Once you’ve gotten yourself suitably motivated to take charge of your life, don’t waste any time. Start by creating a plan. Now that you know what you want to do, figure out how to do it.

Create a timeline for the next year and then a looser version for the next ten years. It can sound daunting, but when you fall off track at some point (and I can guarantee, you will) you’re going to need something to point you in the right direction.

For your detailed, one year plan, make sure your goals are distributed into two categories: Short term and Long term.  

For your short term goals, list everything you want to achieve in that year and how exactly you’re going to do it.

For example,  if you want to lose weight, I don’t just want to see you write down “lose weight”. Tell me how. Tell me how much. Tell me by when. “Lose five pounds by October by going to the gym 4 days a week”, or “Cut down on eating X food so I can lose 5 pounds by October”, etc. Be specific.

For your long term goals, pick 3 things you want in general. The first thing should be something you can achieve in that year, and it should be the focus of your entire year. The second thing is something you don’t necessarily need, but it makes you happy anyways (like spending more time on a hobby, or saving money for a new designer bag, etc.). The third thing should be something that stays fairly consistent in every single ‘year-plan’ you have. Ultimately, it’s either your most important desire, or very close to it.

These long term goals will help you put together your 10 year plan, and create a better sense of direction in your life.

Step 3: Prioritize

Learn to prioritize these tasks and goals. Don’t go to sleep until you’ve felt like you’ve completed all your tasks for the day. Don’t give in to distractions and the illusion of “well-deserved fun”. Sure, going clubbing may seem fun on  Saturday, but it won’t be fun on Sunday night when you’re frantically writing a paper that’s due in two hours. There’s always time for fun later, there’s always another concert and another football game and another party. But some things have a greater impact on your life than just one night of “fun”.

I’m not saying become some kind of a workaholic. There’s always a time and a place for everything. If you try to follow your plan without any distractions or any fun, you’re going to get bored and then you’re start to hate your plan and your life and then it gets messy. Avoid all that by knowing when you’ve earned a break. It’s very important to discern when you can afford to step away from work to have fun with your friends and when going out is just going to distract you from an important deadline. 

Step 4: Act

Now, don’t just write these goals down and shove them in a dusty file on your desk. Keep them within arms reach. Look at them frequently. What I like to do is every morning, I write down a short term goal I have for that week/day/month and one of my long-term goals in my planner. It’s just a little reminder and keeps me focused throughout the day. I don’t feel like my day is complete or productive until I’ve had some progress on either the long term or short term goal.

Also, keep in mind that while planning is a great thing to do, don’t expect yourself to stick to every single detail of the plan. Life happens, and there are certain things you cannot control (although it wouldn’t hurt to try). Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find yourself unable to complete one of your goals for the day/week/month. It happens to everyone, we’re all human. What you need to focus on is the big picture and move on. Don’t waste precious time wallowing in past mistakes. Time doesn’t wait for anyone, least of all for you.

Step 5: Commit

Discipline doesn’t come from just being motivated or having a plan. It comes from consistency. Form productive habits, start efficient routines, and stick to them. For example, if you want to become a writer, make sure you write something, however small it is, everyday. One sentence, one paragraph, one page, the amount doesn’t matter. It’s important to understand that something, however small, is better than nothing. This constant dedication to your work will help you move one step closer to your goals.

The more you force yourself to stay in line when faced with temptation, the easier it will be every other time you are faced with the same challenge further down the line. Everyone forms habits. Just make sure they’re the right ones and you’d be shocked at how much your life could change.

Everything you need to become disciplined is inside of you. Everyone has the willpower and motivation. It’s just some people know what to do with it.

Just remember: Get motivated. Plan. Prioritize. Act. Commit

And the world is yours.

You know what? Fuck it. I’m sick of sitting passively by, listening to people ask “how do you know if you’ve never tried?” and tell me that no-one cares while you sit there with a shit-eating grin and say “this is a great debate we should do this more often”. A debate? My sexuality is a debate?! Fuck you. Telling me that I bring up great points when I’m giving you facts and you ask stupid fucking questions that I hear all the time is not a debate. It’s a chore.

And how DARE you? How dare you say to me that I need to be fixed, that I can be cured if only I could “find the right somebody”. “How do you know if you’ve never tried?” you ask me as though I haven’t tried. You assume I haven’t?

I destroyed great friendships because I tried to convince myself I had a crush on them. I tore myself apart in so many ways because I tried to tell myself that there was someone out there just for me. My life has been a living hell because I TRIED. Every goddamn fucking day, I’ve tried. And then you ask why I’m angry??

Fuck you. Of course I’m angry!! I’ve been sold this idea of love and romance and sex being the be all and end all of the universe every goddamn day of my life. Every single fucking thing I’ve watched, read, listened to - about him or about her. About how True Love saves the day. How they only live happily ever after when they’re married and riding off into the sunset staring longingly into each other’s eyes. And then I’m forced to endure sex scenes and romances that are so out of place that it jars me out of the narrative so utterly and completely while everyone else applauds and nods and agrees “Yes, they are so in love”. Then they point at a background character who hasn’t even got a goDDAMN FUCKING NAME and tell me “Look! There’s your representation! Be happy!!!” all the while writing fanfiction about that character passionately fucking another character because #OTP #loveislove

FUCK. YOU. Of course I’m going to be absolutely fucking livid! You give me representation and then take it away all in the same breath! I watch as characters who are asexual are cured of their medical condition and suddenly they are not asexual anymore! I watch as characters that have never expressed any interest in romance - who have been around 60, 70, over 100 fucking years!!! - are paired off in heterosexual relationships (as though there aren’t enough of them around). Characters who are made canonically asexual and then a couple of years later, a new writer doesn’t agree with that and rewrites the entire canon so the audience can relate to them more (as though they weren’t a fan favourite already). Characters who are made the butt of jokes, characters who are placed in the same bracket as incest, characters who we are very clearly meant to hate.

And if the canon doesn’t fuck them over, the fandom sure fucking does.

Pages and pages and pages of fanart and fanfiction all dedicated to shipping my representation with other characters, while I’m shoved aside and told “it doesn’t matter. It’s not a big deal, there’s no need to yell”.

No need to yell? And yet you’ll start entire so-called ‘fandom wars’ over Shiro/Keith and Keith/Lance? You’ll yell and get angry and start a riot when gay characters are made straight and I’m not allowed to do the same for asexual characters? How DARE you.

How very fucking dare you?

I am made to endure and put up with all this shit and then - on top of all of that - then you have the audacity to tell us we are not welcome in your safe spaces, that we don’t exist, that we’re seeking attention (because bringing attention to a sexuality is such a bad thing, right?). I have to sit and listen to you as you describe us as aliens - as emotionless, unfeeling robots. You tell us we are as far removed from human as you can get. I have been told that I’m not right, I’m broken, I’ll never be understood and nor should I be. I spent years telling myself those very same things before I even came across the word asexual, piling on depression and anxiety and loneliness. I don’t need someone who doesn’t even take the time to try to understand to tell me that I must have a medical condition or that I was sexually abused as a child or that I just need to “give it a chance”. I don’t need people telling me that “it sucks” that I’m aroace, that I’m “not normal”, or asking me what I’ll do when I’m old and have no-one to look after me. I don’t need it. I don’t.

I’m already told all this in a hundred thousand different ways every day when I walk outside and see a billboard featuring another ‘sex sells’ advert. Every day, when I watch TV and see yet another out of place romance. Every day, when I walk into a shop and a love song is playing over the speakers.

Fuck you.

“How do you know if you’ve never tried?” How do YOU know?

I’ve had people ask me “isn’t it lonely?” They ask me how I’ll ever feel fulfilled if I never experience love and when I point at my friends, they laugh and say “no, I mean romantically” as if the way I love isn’t valid. Why is romance so much more fulfilling than platonic? “It just is,” they’ll reply as though that explains everything. It doesn’t.

They tell me how love is so amazing and great and then in the next sentence moan about their significant other or cry about how heartbroken, how depressed they are because their boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with them. “I’ll never love anyone ever again, I guess that makes me asexual” they say as they chat up their next partner and I grit my teeth and smile and nod because I’ll never understand so how can I judge?

So fuck you. I’m not going to just sit here and let you tell me that my representation doesn’t matter. Not when it took me 17 years to finally find asexuality. Not when it took others far longer. And definitely not when some go their whole life feeling broken or force themselves to do things they don’t want to just to try to fit in. We exist whether you understand us or not and we need our representation too.

anonymous asked:

i saw for your pharmacy au that keith has anxiety, and i do too and when i was working as a cashier over the summer my two modes when customers got nasty were rage and panic, and i was wondering if keith ever gets panicked when customers are assholes or if he just gets angry

i want to say it depends on the situation. i’m not even gonna attempt to lie, i’m 100% projecting every single one of my issues onto keith in my au. like, all of them. sorry keefer u now have anxiety and depression and selective mutism and adhd and

but anyway yeah it depends?? like, if the customer is being aggressive or an asshole in general, he’ll get shaky and angry, and talking becomes nearly impossible. let’s be honest here keith doesn’t have the best grip on his temper in canon so it’s basically the same in my au lol BUT if it’s something else like, he messes up a transaction or whatever, he starts to panic, the cold sweats, shaking, heavy heart, nausea, inability to speak, dissociation, the whole thing. my poor BOY 

Hi guys!

You may know me or you may not, either is fine with me, but I came here to say that I just booked a lead in my first film. This is what seems like a dream come true. I’ve always believed those make-believe things could happen but would it ever come close to happening to me? No fucking way. And guess what? Life surprised me, yet again, and did just the opposite. I can’t wait to continue my career of this amazing craft that I grow to love more and more each and every day. It’s this least bit easy but if you put in the damn work, drop the petty bullshit, aim to inspire YOURSELF, and be real every single day, you are bound to do great things in this world. Keep shining. You’re a star.

The King of Debate Loses His Crown

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Tony Stark X Reader
Request:“Hiiii! I have a request! Can you make one about tony where he and the reader are engaged and they fight about the wedding bc she wants something little and he wants a big big wedding.” -Anon 


“There she is, the most beautiful woman in the world.” Your fiancé Tony leaned on the kitchen doorframe and smirked at you. You were cooking dinner and he’d just come up from his workshop. That could only mean one of two things. Either he’d finished whatever project he’d been working on or he’d hit a roadblock and needed some inspiration.

“I bet you say that to all the girls.” You smirk.

“Nah, only the ones who feed me.” He promised, walking over to the fridge. “What’s for dinner?”

“What does it look like?” You gestured to the steaks that were marinating and the vegetables you were chopping.

“It looks like you mutilated an entire bovine for me.” He beamed. Tony pulled a can of soda out of the fridge and cracked it open. He drank a few sips from it before setting it down on the counter. He leaned on the refrigerator and went back to watching you. You waited a few minutes before saying something.

“Are you just going to stand their until dinner is ready?” You asked over your shoulder.

“No. I was just thinking,” He waited for you to ask about what, but you knew that he’d tell you whether you asked or not. “…about how much I love you.”

“I love you too, Darling.” You smiled at him over your shoulder.

“Good. Glad that we’re on the same page about that.” He nodded. “Because I was also thinking we should start making plans for the wedding.”

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Taking a Break

Hey friends.

As some of you know, the past few weeks have been a little too overwhelming. As much as I don’t really want to take a break from the blog for a few days, I feel like it’s for the best. 

Things in life just aren’t that great right now and I just need a fresh start. 

I just wanna take a small step away from my own personal pressure of wanting to post a story or 3 every single day. I just need some time to breathe and do nothing.

I’ll be on tumblr here and there to check messages, reblog pictures, and what not, so you’re still free to message me via IM or ask box. <3

Continue to tag me things. Reading your stuff will help me out lots.

If I am to guess when I’ll be back I’d probably say Tuesday; specifically after Episode Prompto comes out. Because, let’s face it. That episode is gonna kill me lol.

Just a few days. Long enough to give myself a good breather and process the things that have been happening in my personal life.

I hope to come back with a fresh start.

Might even change up my blog design just for the heck of it. 

FRESH STARTS HELP A LOT.

Anyway, I love you guys. Thank you for your patience. I hope to come back with the motivation and confidence I’ve been lacking the past few weeks.

Much love <3

blacklightco  asked:

I'm worried I'm not cut out for being a vet... My grades are pretty great and I'm in an honors program, but I'm worried I won't be able to remember all the things I need to for vet school or that I'll mess up surgeries. I really want to be a vet though... Did you ever worry you couldn't do it?

Only every single day of my life until I actually had the degree in my hand. Unfortunately veterinary school is all about cramming and purging. You learn as much as you can for a test and then a good deal of the info is forgotten because it just isn’t important.

I remember absolutely nothing about large animal medicine, but that’s because I don’t do it. You will remember everything you need for your specific veterinary niche. Other things that you don’t need often like drug dosages, unusual medical procedures, etc. can be looked up and it isn’t a big deal.

I hate to break it to you, but you will mess up surgeries. Everyone does. I have been very lucky that my mess ups were fixable, sometimes that isn’t the case. I don’t care how long you are a vet, you will make mistakes. It sucks and it is awful but that’s part of being human. Anybody who tells you they have never made a mistake at their job is lying to you. 

Also, remember that vet school is there because, well, you need to go to school to learn to be a vet. Looking ahead is hard to  sometimes because you don’t have the basic tools to even comprehend what it is you don’t know yet. Concentrate on your grades but also on doing fun things and living an interesting life and you’ll be fine.

I just want to say a few things, Taylor. Actually, I don’t even know how to start. There’s too many things. You can’t even imagine what have you done for me. You’ve helped me a lot and I can’t thank you enough for it. It’s like you’ve been always with me when I had hard times. You hold my hand and gave me a cause to be happy. When people just said that I’m useless, I’ll never be where I wanted to be or I’ll never get what I want in life, you acted like a sister and protect me. I know that it’s more than a Fan/Singer thing. It’s like two sisters are talking about mean people. Advices you gave me, songs you wrote and every single word you said… I know, they’re from heart. When I hear your voice, it feels like home, wherever I am. When I don’t know what am I doing with my life, you remind me that I’m living for being happy and being kind to people. You learned me that how does it feel when you’re loved and I’m so greatful for that. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know me because you do or not, I know that you’ll be there for me when I need you. Just remember that you are loved.

💙with my whole heart, ZEYNEP

Soo… 600+ of you have found me.
You may be a little bit lost, eheh. 

Hello! I’m so grateful for all of you that have chosen to follow me on this
journey of writing Charlotte. I thank all of you for giving me a chance, 
and choosing to stick around. All of you have shown me nothing but 
kindness and I could not be more grateful for that.  I think that all of 
you are so wonderful and talented. You all brighten um my dashboard
every single day. I want to let you all know that you are all so spectacular
and that everything you do for your blogs and your characters are more 
than enough. You are all so great in such different ways, and it’s amazing
that we can all come together and form a little community. 

Now, since I am not skilled in many things, here is a little bias list from 
me to you! It contains shoutouts to some of the special people that are 
involved in my roleplaying life and a list of a bunch of other spectacular 
individuals that you all should check out if you haven’t! 

PS: The graphic was made by the super amazing Torie, who you can find 
over at @greaseveined and @madeorator! She’s spectacular, and super 
generous with all of her time and talent! 

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FREDAG 20.05 TRANSCRIPT

NOORA: What was this again? Are we here for my sake?

SANA: Of course we’re here for your sake!

NOORA: To look at muslim guys and all?

SANA: Aren’t you bored of Vestkants-guys yet? We need to get out, meet new people. There are lots of fish in the sea.

NOORA: But you said muslim guys just use norwegian girls.

SANA: Well then it’s good you’re converting to islam.

(pause)

NOORA: Don’t look, but, are those guys looking at us?

SANA: How am I supposed to know that if I can’t look?

NOORA: They’re coming over here.

SANA: Be cool

NOORA: I am cool! So cool! - Hey hey!

BOYS: Can we sit here?

NOORA: Yes, sit. Hey.

ALI: Ali, nice to meet you.

SANA: Sana.

BOYS: Was it Sana?

SANA: (nods)

BOYS: What are you drinking?

NOORA: We’re drinking tea. Chai. Having fun with apples. Extremely tasty.

BOYS: It looks extremely tasty.

NOORA: You have no idea how good it is.

BOYS: It looks good.

NOORA: Just taste it.

BOYS: Fantastic. Are you selling the tea?

NOORA: Yes I’m selling the tea.

BOYS: Now we understand. It was a good choice. Completely agree.

NOORA: Cool

BOYS: So what do you do other than drink tea?

NOORA: Um what do we do?

BOYS: Do you study?

NOORA: Yes

SANA: At the university in Oslo.

BOYS: Same here

NOORA: Do you also study there?

BOYS: Yeah, what do you study?

NOORA: Um..we take different courses.

BOYS: One course?

NOORA: Yes, one course.

BOYS: Subjectshopping?

NOORA: Subjectshopping

SANA: What do you do? Study?

(phone rings for the second time)

SANA: Hello?

YOUSEF: Hey, it’s Yousef. Sorry I’m calling you but I don’t know what to do with Elias.

SANA: What happened?

YOUSEF: He’s extremely lightheaded and he wants to go home and sleep. I don’t think that’s a good idea.

SANA: Where are you?

(goes to noora’s apartment)

YOUSEF: I can walk you home

SANA: It’s ok. You don’t have to.

YOUSEF: It’s not a problem.

SANA: What did Elias drink?

YOUSEF: Vodka.

(throws ball at Sana)

YOUSEF: Bad reaction?

SANA: What did you say?

YOUSEF. Bad reaction. Relax. You need to relax. You’re so tough. Pass the ball. Reaction or what? Such a tough girl. You can’t handle the ball. You have such a bad reaction.

SANA: I can handle the ball better than you.

YOUSEF: Woow.

(plays basketball together)

SANA: Why don’t you believe in Allah?

YOUSEF: You know Even? The guy we used to hang out with? I think he’s gay. Because he tried to kiss Mikael. And Mikael is really religious. So he completely went MIA. Even was to ‘cure’ himself by reading the Quran. And it ended up with him posting verses from the Quran that were about how homosexuals were going to hell. You know he tried to kill himself? So I feel that Islam or generally religion creates a lot of anxiety in people.

SANA: But Even was sick. It had nothing to do with religion

YOUSEF: I don’t know. I personally feel that I have kept the best part of religion and thrown away the rest

SANA: And what’s the best?

YOUSEF: Caring for others. Being grateful for what you have. Helping others. Being positive. Doing the best for others, not just yourself. That’s it.

SANA: But that’s exactly what the rituals in Islam remind you of all the time. Those values. By fasting and praying five times a day. It gives you focus. And it’s to remind you of what’s most important in life and that’s to be a good person.

YOUSEF: Don’t you think I remember to be a good person without having to pray?

SANA: For me…I stress out during the days with a hundred thoughts in my mind and everything can be completely chaos but the moment I strt praying everything becomes completely calm and clear. Because even though there’s all this chaos in your everyday life you remember what really matters. It’s great because everything has a greater meaning. Did you know for example that in the brain of a cockroach there are nine different types of antibiotic molecules that are stronger than any penicilin we have today?

YOUSEF: Cochroaches? Seriously? Where is that coming from?

SANA: Because!

SANA: Every single thing in the universe is so complex. Think about it! Even the brain of a cockroach has a greater meaning in this earth. Down to the last detail. And I can’t believe that all of it is just coincidental.

YOUSEF: If religion is so great, why does it separate our society? Are we here?

SANA: Now we’re cool.

YOUSEF: Ok? Are you looking me in the eyes? Are you? I’m unsure because…

SANA: I’m looking you in the eyes now

YOUSEF: Great. Ok

(pause)

YOUSEF: Nope… What was I going to say? Uuum. What was I going to say?

SANA’S MOM: Sana!

SANA: Goodbye

“Both my parents were Italian immigrants. We grew up in the Marlboro projects. My dad was a butcher. He was very ‘old country.’ I don’t think he once told me that he was proud of me. But it didn’t bother me. He taught me that you have to earn every single thing you get in life. On my twenty-fifth birthday, my Dad ran into one of my coworkers. I’d just been promoted to deputy foreman. They told him how great of a job I was doing. My dad came home, grabbed me by the neck, pulled me toward him, and kissed me on the forehead. There were tears in his eyes. He told me how proud he was of me. And that meant more to me than anything I’d done until then. It’ll probably be another twenty-five years before I hear it again.”

Fall Anime 2016

1. Yuri!!! on Ice

It was so difficult to choose the first and the top 3 all felt so great, but YOI probably takes the gayest spot! Every episode gets gayer and gives new surprises! From hugging to kissing… Well I’m sure I’ve seen enough gay animes mangas fiction, but I guess we can never get enough. And it’s a really pure display of love in the most platonic way possible. Ish. It’s more sweet than everything. I gave it first because I squeal and scream the most and loudest for this, and I wait for the next episode every single day. Warning: serious hangover after every episode that can never be satisfied. The gayness is just so unique that I can’t find in anywhere else.

2. Natsume Yuujinchou 5

I would say Natsume would always be my first… but I’ve read the manga already so it lacks some suspense. Still absolutely fantastic though! Happy to see Nyanko sensei every week, and more Matoba because he’s one of my favorites! Beautiful anime, really. Beautiful friendship, beautiful characters, beautiful art, beautiful OP and ED, beautiful stories. My weekly happiness booster. My favorite (youkai) anime series.

3. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

I said in Season 1 that the show would be much better with Dazai for the whole 23 minutes. Guess what? This season it nearly did. For the first few episodes I WAS SO HAPPY it was the background of DAZAI MY BABY. Similarly, I’ve read the manga for this so I know every single thing that will happen in the next arc but I couldn’t get access to the light novel so yes I love the production company for animating it. CHUUYA too omg that was definitely my favourite episode the love-hate relationship between Chuuya and Dazai. Atsushi needs work lol I kind of just skip over his parts haha. My life would be complete if they animated Dazai’s entrance exam too hahahaha.

4. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (continuation from Summer 2016)

I’ve recommend this before, and I’ll recommend this again. Really great show. I mean the characters look really stupid and shallow at first but they are really interesting. Daily dose of humour! Main character is definitely my favourite he’s so tsundere and adorable.

5. Haikyuu!! Season 3

I would say one of my favourtie season of Haikyuu? Not sure why but it feels more enjoyable. Last time I find them draggy or too touchy-feely but this season feels pretty good and really intense! Kageyama is cute as usual, like he’s really good :D

6. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

I think it is okay but the number of shotas is overwhelming. Then again, number of good looking long hair guys is huge too. My favorite character is Mikazuki but he doesn’t appear much, does he? Never played the game before. I don’t like Yasusada so that takes the enjoyment out a little. I think it fulfils the watch all males (and good looking ones at that!) anime with ZERO females desire within me. I love that. It’s beautiful. I mean really beautiful art. Yeah, especially the ED when there is tradional Japanese art styles I think those make me really happy.

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anonymous asked:

Lucy dies and Nali happily. Ever after!! Though I feel sorry for Lucy for having sadistic fans like you who wish bad things for her. The NaLu fandom is going down the drain fast. Thank​ god the fans of other ships are sane

; ; Usually hateful asks like these don’t hurt my feelings. 

I guess I’m not clear enough????

I love Lucy Heartfilia and I wish nothing but the best for her. I want her to be happy! She’s actual sunshine!!!

Whenever I make angsty headcanons, I don’t actually wish that upon her, I’m just trying to be FUCKING SPOOKY. GOD FUCKING DAMN IT, DUDE.

Each and every single ship have kind and lovely shippers, and they also have hateful shippers. Nalu is no different. But to classify all of us as insane is extremely rude. As a matter of fact, you only make yourself look bad when you send hateful things like this.

Unlike you, I would never, ever, even if my life depended on it, send someone who ships something different from me, hate. Because I’m a nice person, and I know several other nalu shippers who are even nicer than me.

So stop spreading this hate. I think it’s great that you ship Nali, and I would have been fine if you literally sent the first sentence only. Because that’s not hateful, that’s your headcanon. But the rest is rude and mean. So…yeet.

Have a good day, bro

opinions of signs as people i know

(im a pisces sun and gemini moon)

aries: so good in every way i don’t know how they do what they do. down to earth and honest, will always give you a legitimate answer. genuinely cares about all their friends, witty as fuck. always positive and sends out gud vibes. somehow procrastinates on shit for hours but gets it done. they throw shade tactfully so no one ever knows. forgetful at times.

taurus: forgets how great they are at times, but can end up wallowing in self-pity. super procrastinators, extremely welcoming as a person and probably is cool with u. excellent cookers. subtweets a lot. treats u like family, but you’ll know if they dislike you. great taste in music. all memories with them are good ones, unless u piss them off. always has a lot on their mind. good people if u need to vent to someone. highly valued friends.

gemini: absolutely wonderful, is actually the living embodiment of sunshine. truly just wants the best for u. has their days, but who doesn’t. prone to anxiety. has a line for everything. youre either their friend or you want to be. witty as hell the one thing that’s true, loves to make people laugh and build relationships. loves to be involved, can adapt well. sometimes is overwhelmed by life. someone who will go out of their way to help u. book smart but often naive. dont dismiss them because theyre a gemini, they are more than worth ur time.

cancer: sweet like diabetes bruh. they honest to god radiate positive and good vibes. thinks theyre living in a disney channel movie. i always picture them with a smile. empathetic, willing to help. makes a bigger deal than it is and cry for ages, or theyll brush it off like it never happened. forgiving. dont take advantage of it, eventually theyll stop coming back around and it will hurt. gets carried away at times and will manipulate stories. likes laughing at dumb things.

leo: steals the show, if u find out someones a leo it makes sense. furiously protective, would probably die for their friends. so great with people but often loses focus. doesnt cope well, but they will deal with things. more sensitive than u think. loves to laugh, ur stomach will hurt when ur with them. a foodie. wants u to do ur best. sometimes its hard to tell whether theyre serious or not. always on their phones and enjoys a good meme.

libra: every single libra ive met is like my bff. rapid talkers, always have something going on in their head and they’re constantly thinking, it’s insane. probably going to be ballin by age 20. truly beautiful inside and out. indecisive as fuck which can lead to real life problems and lots of dilemmas. loves telling a good story and likes having attention. gets good gifts. has a great sense of style. wants to explore the world. appreciates little things. can listen to any type of music i swear

virgo: the ones i know i have gorgeous eyes. often lets their priorities slip. in great shape. humbled, ive never heard one brag or talk about themselves. good at reading people. has a small group of friends that they love deeply. will listen to you. loves adventures and new things. looks for improvement. gets hung up on the wrong things. the last person to talk about their feelings. always looks like theyre up to something. 

scorpio: true embodiment of emo. is always wearing a bitch face, but you get to know them and they will treat you like they’ve known u for their whole life. down to do legit anything. someone you can sit in silence with for hours and have it not feel awkward. lots of trust issues. bad with breakups and letting go. goofy as hell. loves writing. if they let u in be thankful. 

sagittarius: will show u a good time, you could spend days with them and never get bored. youll know if they dont like u. notoriously flaky. generally pretty attractive. has 10 bitches on call. doesnt fall easily, but when they do its hard. can act sort of ditsy sometimes, dont let that fool u. class clown. theyre paying attention a lot more than u might think. very selective on what they want to put their effort towards. dont get emotionally attached to one unless u wanna get wrecked

capricorn: individualistic as fuck, each one has their own really unique style. killer sense of humor. screaming deep down inside. best at decision making and prioritizing for success, but sometimes it can be difficult to follow through. does stuff on their own terms. u think theyre high all the time, but thats just who they are. they probably smoke too though. will stick through thick and thin for you. can hold grudges for ages and really aloof. loves alternative music. u dont understand how great they are until u get to know one. 

aquarius: the best sense of humor, enjoys shows like The Office. as harsh as they can be, theyre kind of sensitive too? gets frustrated with friends. somewhat intimidating to approach. furiously loyal. loves to be outside and animals and shit. wants to do whats best for them and cuts off shitty people. under appreciated. never tries to look good, but when they do its like a kiss from the heavens on both of ur eyelids.  wastes time a lot. somewhat aloof until you get to know them. 

pisces: (lmao me) creative powerhouses, can spit poetry and loves lyrics with good meanings. gives too many chances to shitty people. likes to get along with everyone. down to do anything. loves to be sad as fuck and gets swallowed in self pity a lot. has individualistic opinions that they will share. craves a good relationship and good conversations. can be two faced. truly looks for the best in people. likes posting selfies. lightweight crazy bitches but in the best way. feels deeply. 

ALL THE WAY ACROSS TOWN: Contributor’s Roundtable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A great many people are constantly coming to life in me. Aren’t they reaching out to me in my day-to-day life as their souls permeate my body? That’s not inconceivable. Since each and everyone of us is born in and of this universe, we’re linked to every single thing in it. There’s nothing to stop us from reaching out and touching the entire universe.
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Kazuo Ohno, from Without & Within



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“When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going “Oh no. Oh come on, why? Her, again” You know… but, whatever!

First I’m going to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play ‘em out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives, you’ve given me.

And, now, secondly: my other partner. 37 years ago, my first play in New York City, I met the great hair stylist and make-up artist Roy Helland, and we’ve worked together pretty continuously since the day we clapped eyes on each other. His first film with me was “Sophie’s Choice”, and all the way up to tonight, when he won for his beautiful work in “The Iron Lady”, 30 years later. Every single movie in between.

I just want to thank Roy, but also I want to thank, because I really understand I’ll never be up here again… I really want to thank all my colleagues, all my friends. I look at here and, you know, I see my life before my eyes. My old friends, my new friends. And really, this is such a great honour, but the thing that counts the most with me is the friendships, and the love, and the sheer joy we have shared making movies together. My friends, thank you! All of you, departed and here for, you know, this inexplicably wonderful career.  Thank you so much… thank you!