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anonymous asked:

I wish people would realize we dont see every side of Louis like yes in interviews he been confident but tht doesnt mean that any of his insecurities are any less valid. Like at the end of the day he is not 100% confidence all the time. And yeah a little bit is the narrative but he has always spoken about being insecure about his voice that's not new. And that the confident Louis that we see is also part of a narrative. Like he has multiple parts and is just like everyone else were now seeing it

Yup. He’s a very multi-faceted person and we saw a different side in this interview than he usually expresses. I’ve spoken about this a bunch of times before, but I think Louis often hides his vulnerabilities from fans and puts on a lot of bravado and loud confidence, and that’s a part of who he is, but we also know from paying attention to him and from tidbits of what the other boys have said about him that he is also very sensitive, loving, caring, soft, gentle, quiet, and so so so lovely. It’s like how we know from the other boys that he’s known to be a bit of a crier, but we’ve never REALLY seen him cry. We’ve seen him tearing up a few times, but he even tried to get a handle of himself after his TXF performance despite the overwhelming pain he must have been feeling at that time. Just because he doesn’t usually show this side of himself doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. This was a very vulnerable interview, in my opinion, and we haven’t gotten much of that from him in the past. And yes, the article pushed a particular underdog narrative, just as all print interviews push a certain narrative, but that doesn’t make the vast majority of the things he said any less honest.

xsmallplum  asked:

Was ted affected by the Mormon population in Utah? Did they try to convert him into their faith? Or was it just modern Christianity that got his attention because I've seen quotes where he's spoken saying he was a follower of Jesus Christ .. once in prison after a while .. also was he ever baptized?

Ted actually converted. He went to Mormon Sunday School with his then date Ann Swenson early 1975 and was baptized in August 1975. He was excommunicated by the religion when he was convicted of kidnapping in 1976. 

He grow up as a Methodist and attended church every Sunday. In Prison he converted to Hinduism to have access to vegan food but he spent the night of his execution with a Methodist minister.

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TERRORIST ATTACK LONDON RECAP

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NEW UPDATES (5th July):

  • One of the three men had been featured in a documentary on radical Muslims
  • One of them tried to brainwash local children to convert to Islam
  • Locals reported him to police after he had spoken to their children and offered them treats and gifts, police IGNORED complaints
  • SEVEN people killed, three terrorists shot dead
  • 48 people hospitalized with injuries
  • Already TWELVE suspects arrested
  • Two incidents; London bridge and nearby Borough market
  • Van drove into pedestrians, men exited vehicle to stab people
  • Suspects wore bomb vests, allegedly fake
  • BBC witness: “Shouting ‘This is for Allah’”

even saw isak on the first day of school and since he was always strategically placed in isak’s line of sight when isak started noticing him, even probably followed him around and sat close to him whenever he could. this means that he saw all the little things no one else noticed. he saw isak yawning and scratching his nose when it was too damn early for anyone to be fully awake. he saw isak stretch his arms above his head and make that high pitched whiny noise. he saw isak hum the postman pat theme song while waiting for the boy squad to show up at lunch. he saw isak struggle with his locker and completely destroy his books every single day. he saw all these stupid things people do when they think no one’s looking and he was completely mesmerized by it

anonymous asked:

Also, I liked the way they reenacted the fanart in the first clip in the first episode. But they're continuing to try to please the evak shippers and I feel like they're sometimes planning sanas story to fit what people want to see if Evak. I don't know if that's me being grumpy but ://

hey lovie! hmm, I don’t really see that, to be honest. Isak and Even have been in very few clips, and she needed to end up in Isak’s apartment anyway. I feel like it would be weirder if Even wouldn’t have been there.

thing is, people who have only watched parts of season three in real time are very used to the character almost living in a vacuum and take this as the skam way, so to speak. during Isak’s season, nobody else seemed to have any problems, just him. if characters did struggle, such as Noora with William, it was only very, very briefly mentioned to help Isak’s story move along. and while I get this being nice for many people, there’d already been two season before that in which the exact opposite had happened. the struggles of so many of the other characters were shown during both Noora’s and Eva’s season, which to me seems much more realistic. people talk to each other, they live lives outside of the main character’s one, they are who they are even if it doesn’t help the story of the main character, and that’s what’s happening here now.

Even and Isak are together. they live together, they’re going to discuss who has to do the laundry and who has to buy the bread, because that’s what couples do. it all seems very natural and organic to me and to call the healthy portrayal of a relationship between two boys, one of which is mentally ill, fan service, seems like a disservice to so many of the people who take strength, courage and inspiration from their story.

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Set in the 40’s. Y/N was your stereotypical girl next door, growing up in the apartment right across the hall from James Buchanan Barnes. She had always been the shy, reserved girl; she was the complete opposite of the enigmatic ladies man. Despite their proximity, she was sure that he didn’t even know she existed. What happens when they run into one another during a night out on the town? Is just one night all it really takes? 

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Warnings: swearing, smut


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You sighed, adjusting your dress as you gazed into the mirror. Even though it was still rather conservative, you couldn’t help but notice that it was more revealing than you were used to. The neckline plunged rather low, the collar fastened with a bow that drew attention to your cleavage. The waist was cinched, showing off your figure. Paired with the red heels that your friends had chosen for you, you were looking like a regular bombshell. Your friends had insisted that you go out with them tonight. You had turned them down too many times. They said that now, of all days, you had to accompany them. The newest army recruits would be shipping out tomorrow, and it was sure to be a lively night.

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He said he loves me, it was the first time he said it aloud. I was in my bed, his voice was resonant, and he sounded serious. Time stalled it seemed for a mere second, and I felt trapped in the twilight zone. My heart felt heavy, and I tried processing my emotions at that moment, as my heartstrings became slowly undone.


He said he loves me. The words were spoken as if whispered like a secret meant kept between us, but audible enough for me to hear. My mind raced, and as time went along slowly, I believed him. My heart thumped––beating with joy, my mind refreshed––nourished by his declaration of love, and those familiar butterflies fluttered inside, while my stomach did somersaults.


I chuckled and said I love you too, and tried to rush him off the phone so I could go meet him. I walked to the place we agreed on, and every step felt like I was ascending into a pit of bliss. He said he loves me. Those words and the tone behind them echoed in my head as I sat and waited for him.


I felt everything––nervousness, euphoria, and bewilderment. Nervous because I’ve never felt weak knees, sweaty palms, and a rush of adrenaline from hearing three simple words, but three simple words encased with meaningful and genuine intent. I felt euphoric because our feelings were mutual, even if it wasn’t the same magnitude, at least for the time being. I felt bewilderment––it wasn’t expected, but in true fashion, the sweet nothings from him never were.


He said he loves me and when I saw his dimples deepen and his eyes glisten once the car pulled up, I knew it was true.

—  Butterflies.

The Odyssey is a strange, adventurous tale of a grown man trying to get home after fighting in a war. He’s on that long journey home, and it’s filled with traps and pitfalls. He’s cursed to wander. He’s always getting carried out to sea, always having close calls. Huge chunks of boulders rock his boat. He angers people he shouldn’t. There’s troublemakers in his crew. Treachery. His men are turned into pigs and then are turned back into younger, more handsome men. He’s always trying to rescue somebody. He’s a travelin’ man, but he’s making a lot of stops.

He’s stranded on a desert island. He finds deserted caves, and he hides in them. He meets giants that say, “I’ll eat you last.” And he escapes from giants. He’s trying to get back home, but he’s tossed and turned by the winds. Restless winds, chilly winds, unfriendly winds. He travels far, and then he gets blown back.

He’s always being warned of things to come. Touching things he’s told not to. There’s two roads to take, and they’re both bad. Both hazardous. On one you could drown and on the other you could starve. He goes into the narrow straits with foaming whirlpools that swallow him. Meets six-headed monsters with sharp fangs. Thunderbolts strike at him. Overhanging branches that he makes a leap to reach for to save himself from a raging river. Goddesses and gods protect him, but some others want to kill him. He changes identities. He’s exhausted. He falls asleep, and he’s woken up by the sound of laughter. He tells his story to strangers. He’s been gone twenty years. He was carried off somewhere and left there. Drugs have been dropped into his wine. It’s been a hard road to travel.

In a lot of ways, some of these same things have happened to you. You too have had drugs dropped into your wine. You too have shared a bed with the wrong woman. You too have been spellbound by magical voices, sweet voices with strange melodies. You too have come so far and have been so far blown back. And you’ve had close calls as well. You have angered people you should not have. And you too have rambled this country all around. And you’ve also felt that ill wind, the one that blows you no good. And that’s still not all of it.

—  Bob Dylan, excerpted from his Nobel Acceptance Lecture
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(none of that abusive or extremely ooc shit cause…no)

-He never wants the team to feel concerned for him cause they’re in the middle of fighting a war. He doesn’t need to distract them with his problems. So, he talks to anyone he can that’s not on the team.

-Like he did with the yupper, if he makes an alien friend and they’re alone, he’ll try to vent for awhile. He starts to flirt with some aliens and go off with them, so the team thinks everything is good and normal. But when they’re alone and if the chance comes up, he’ll talk about how he feels.

-Everytime, the alien tells him to tell the team, but he just c a n t.

-Lance knows everyone has different connections but he can’t help but notice how Shiro rarely speaks to him and Hunk outside of battle and training.

-Lance won’t show whether he cares or not if someone insults him (unless it’s to keep up his and Keith’s rivalry) but if someone insults his friend(s) he will go ballistic

-Lance and Coran often talk about how they miss their home planets and try to bring each other up by telling stories from Earth and Altea.

-One day Lance decides to experiment with his team (since he’s quite good at reading and testing people) by not speaking unless he was spoken too. He noticed how little people besides Hunk actually talked to him casually.

-“hey Lance are you okay?”

“Yeah I’m fine.”

Narrator voice: “But he was not fine.”

-Coran suggests doing the mind melding exercise again and it’s kind of concerning how much Lance does n o t want to do it

-Lance’s mom gave him his jacket which is why he wears it so much. It’s like a piece of her.

-Lance has a knack for finding abandoned rooms in the castle like spacious storage areas or balconies. He likes to sit there when his insecurities get the best of him.

-Keith found him in one of those spaces once. They didn’t say a word, just sat in each other’s prescense. Lance only spoke when Keith got up to leave. He said, “Stay.”

-Lance wishes he could start over with Allura and just be nice so she wouldn’t roll her eyes and scoff when he tried to have fun with her (Allura doesn’t realize how the flirting just…stopped).

-The paladins visit a planet with rain and Lance has to try and keep himself from crying when he feels the water-like substance against his skin. (He does but plays it off like it’s the rain hitting his face)

-Lance knows his team isn’t obligated to praise his every action and validate him as much as he thinks he needs, but that doesn’t stop the voice in his head from convincing him that he’s just a seventh wheel after all.

-Once Shiro realizes how the unintential bias was affecting Hunk and Lance, he throughly apologizes and makes an effort to include them more.

-The team will never forget the day they all walked in on him sobbing and their perceptions of him were changed forever.

-From that moment on, they made an effort to include Lance in everything they could. An effort to compliment him when he did something great.

-Lance was extremely grateful. His insecurities were surely a battle with himself more than anything, but the team’s support meant the world to him.

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Even from a distance, the villa looked enormous. Shouyou could see it perched on the hill from the time he set out from the temple, gleaming white under the sun during the day, and lit up by fires shining within its walls when he stopped at an inn for the night.

He had always seen it, of course, from the time he’d been small, allowed to play outside the temple in the dirt with the other children. The Centurion’s Villa, the owner of the land they lived on. For that privilege, they were taxed, though not an unfair amount. Every month, the temple sent an acolyte to deliver the payment to the villa, as a sign of respect to the one who lived there.

For years, one of the priests had been the one to make the trip, but he had twisted his ankle two nights previous. In his stead, the elders had selected Shouyou to go, because he was young and had enough energy for the trek.

They were concerned about his manners and how he would present himself to the villa on the hill, but after much lecturing, he was sent off, to fulfill their obligation and return. It had taken him nearly two days to reach the villa, but on the eve of the second, he’d finally arrived, as the sky grew dusky and purple.

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