Requested: Could do one with Philip? Like about the duel and your his second because you’re his bestfriend and when it’s done he admits his feelings to you. You can choose if he dies or not lol. Thank you
Guys I think I am being given too much power because now I get to decide Philip’s fate
Word Count: 3871
Warnings: guns, shooting, slight arguing, historical inaccuracies, mentions of blood
When you heard the news of the duel, you thought it was a some joke. A group of ladies were walking down the street talking about how the Philip Hamilton had caused such a huge scene with that Eacker kid. You thought that it was just some gossip that had been twisted and manipulated to sound much worse than the actual ordeal. You knew, or thought you knew, that Philip wasn’t idiotic enough to challenge someone to a duel when he doesn’t even really know the rules of such a thing.
You were proven wrong when a flustered Philip rushed up to you on your way home declaring that he had made a bad choice but it was with good intentions. He kept muttering on and on about how he was just so mad and that he needed to defend his legacy. You couldn’t seem to get a word in to ask him to clarify the situation. So, you did what you thought would work. As Philip started talking about how “Eacker had no right to do such a thing,” you grabbed his face on both sides and brought him down to your level.
“Okay, you need to calm down because I have no idea how to help you if I have no idea what is actually going on,” you say in a low voice, trying to create a calmer atmosphere.
Philip took a moment to recollect himself as he seemed to be a bit caught off guard from your actions. As he tentatively began speaking while looking down at the ground, you knew that you should’ve paid more attention to what the group of ladies were saying.
When our synagogue heard about the horrific tragedy that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it was at the same time that we were celebrating our festival of Shavuot, which celebrates God’s giving of the Torah.
As Orthodox Jews, we don’t travel or use the Internet on the Sabbath or on holidays, such as Shavuot. But on Sunday night, as we heard the news, I announced from the pulpit that as soon as the holiday ended at 9:17 p.m. Monday, we would travel from our synagogue in Northwest Washington to a gay bar as an act of solidarity.
We just wanted to share the message that we were all in tremendous pain and that our lives were not going on as normal. Even though the holiday is a joyous occasion, I felt tears in my eyes as I recited our sacred prayers.
I had not been to a bar in more than 20 years. And I had never been to a gay bar. Someone in the congregation told me about a bar called the Fireplace, so I announced that as our destination. Afterward, I found out it was predominantly frequented by gay African Americans.
Approximately a dozen of us, wearing our kippot, or yarmulkes, went down as soon as the holiday ended. Some of the members of our group are gay, but most are not. We did not know what to expect. As we gathered outside, we saw one large, drunk man talking loudly and wildly. I wondered whether we were in the right place. Then my mother, who was with me, went up to a man who was standing on the side of the building. She told him why we were there. He broke down in tears and told us his cousin was killed at Pulse. He embraced us and invited us into the Fireplace.
We didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out that we had so much in common. We met everyone in the bar. One of the patrons told me that his stepchildren were actually bar-mitzvahed in our congregation. Another one asked for my card so that his church could come and visit. The bartender shut off all of the music in the room, and the crowd became silent as we offered words of prayer and healing. My co-clergy Maharat Ruth Friedman shared a blessing related to the holiday of Shavuot, and she lit memorial candles on the bar ledge. Then everyone in the bar put their hands around each other’s shoulders, and we sang soulful tunes. After that, one of our congregants bought a round of beer for the whole bar.
Everyone in the bar embraced each other. It was powerful and moving and real and raw.
After that we moved to the outdoor makeshift memorial service at Dupont Circle. There, too, we did not know what to expect. But as we gathered around the circle, people kept coming up to us and embracing us. One man we met there told us that his daughter sometimes prays with us. Others were visiting from Los Angeles but joined in full voice, clearly knowing the Hebrew words to the song we were singing.
As we were singing, I looked over at some gay members of our congregation and saw tears flowing down their faces. I felt the reality that we are living in a time of enormous pain. But I also felt that the night was a tremendous learning experience for me. I learned that when a rabbi and members of an Orthodox synagogue walk into a gay African American bar, it is not the opening line of a joke but an opportunity to connect; it is an opportunity to break down barriers and come together as one; it is an opportunity to learn that if we are going to survive, we all need each other.
I don’t think this article got very much traction last year, but I wanted to share it again.
If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already heard or watched the news… we reached over 3 million unique paying players! It’s an incredible achievement and one we could not have reached without you, our fantastic community! You helped spread positive words about our game and have continually kept the world interested in what happens next.
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> Worldwide shoulderㅋㅋㅋ Jin hyung?ㅋㅋㅋㅋ > ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ the third one from the left shoulderㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ > ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’m not Jin hyung, so you don’t have suddenly say handsomeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ > Just by reading you can tell it’s me hehe > This is Jimin > Why are you depressed > I’m doing well. I haven’t spoken to you guys after coming back from Billboard > You all probably heard it through the news > Everyone, thank you. I shouldn’t be the one congratulated, you all need to be the ones congratulated > Everyone, if you keep putting me up there and say that I’m getting further away, it makes me sad > Yes, let’s not be far apart from each other and let’s stop saying that > Don’t cry because I will cry > Yes it’s good news, but let’s not cry and be happy instead > ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’m not crying > I went to the toilet again > I was reading the comments > Everytime I come here (chatroom), I have to go to the toiletㅋㅋㅋㅋ > You guys have questions to ask us? A lot has happened > ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I didn’t think we were going to win the award, so I wasn’t that nervous > Also, there is a lot of talk about FESTA. Is everyone excited? > I can’t tell you what we’re preparing
ㅋㅋ > I’m looking forward to everything
ㅋㅋㅋ You all should look forward to it as well. It’s going to very fun
ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ > ㅋㅋㅋ Since I spoke to you guys for a while, I’m going to go rest > Overseas fans, I’m sorry I can’t speak other languages sorry > sorry* > ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ > Okay
ㅋㅋㅋ I’ll go. Goodnight everybody > Goodnight** Good Night😁🌙* > Oh, and I love you
* = typed in english ** = typed in japanese
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remember when yuuri, without hesitating, told his coach and his boyfriend to leave the country to fly hours to see a dog whose fate would already be decided by the time he stepped off the plane, knowing full well that without victor yuuri was going to feel lost and unsure and alone but caring far more about victor getting to see a beloved pet above all else
yuuri knew how it felt to lose a pet. he didn’t even consider not telling victor. literally the moment he heard the news he was telling victor to go, it was instant and honestly a very shining and overlooked example of the sort of person that yuuri katsuki really is.
Today (March 7, 2017) IMDb rolled out their F-rated system which tags films with women in prominent roles in front of the camera, but also behind the camera like directors, screenwriters, composers etc.
You can use it to search for films by women directors but also you can filter by genre, year, user rating etc.
Given how huge IMDb is this is a completely invaluable resource. I literally screamed when I heard the news, it’s going to help me so much with the research I do for this blog.
I HIGHLY encourage people to go to IMDb and play around with it. You can check it out HERE.
This is a 30 day challenge meant to help people improve their self-esteem and learn to love and appreciate themselves a little bit more! You can start this challenge whenever you want, completing each day in the order listed or in whatever order you prefer. If any day is too uncomfortable to complete you can feel free to skip it and come back to it later or just skip it entirely.
If you choose to do this challenge please tag your posts with #30DaySelfLoveChallenge or #30 Day Self Love Challenge so everyone else who is doing it can view all the responses!
💗 Day 01: On a scale from 1-10 (with 1 being “horrible, can’t possibly be any worse” and 10 being “wonderful, can’t possibly be any better”), how would you rate your self-esteem right now? Why would you rate it that way?
💗 Day 02: List out at least 5 accomplishments or achievements you’ve made that you are proud of. These can be small or large, recent or made further back.
💗 Day 03: List out at least 5 non-physical things you like about yourself. These can be personality traits, talents, things you’ve done for other people, etc.
💗 Day 04: List out at least 5 physical things you like about yourself.
💗 Day 05: People are often kinder to others than they are to themselves, so imagine yourself from the perspective of a loved one. If you were your own best friend, what would your outside impression of yourself be?
💗 Day 06: Think of how old you were when you first started struggling with your self-esteem and write a letter of encouragement to your younger self.
💗 Day 07: List out at least 5 compliments people have given you. These can be compliments from people IRL or online and they can be about anything.
💗 Day 08: List out at least 5 good things that have happened recently. These can be things that have happened to you or to someone else or even just good stories you’ve heard in the news.
💗 Day 09: When your emotions get to be too much, what are some healthy things you can do to ground you and help you calm down? List out as many as you can think of.
💗 Day 10: Imagine you have a loved one who is on a long voyage (to sea, outer space, wherever) and misses you desperately. What would they write in a letter to you? What would they miss about you? Write a love letter to yourself.
💗 Day 11: List out at least 5 quotes that inspire you or make you feel happy.
💗 Day 12: List out at least 5 songs that make you happy when you listen to them.
💗 Day 13: Imagine the perfect day. What does it look like for you? Describe the weather, where you’re at, what you’re doing, who (if anyone) you’re with, and how it all makes you feel.
💗 Day 14: Many people have a problem with comparing themselves negatively to others. Take a moment to truly acknowledge the progress you have made in life without comparing that progress to anyone else. How have you become a better person? What hobbies do you have that you’ve improved at? What other areas of your life (no matter how small) have you gotten better in? List out as many examples as you can think of.
💗 Day 15: Being positive towards others can often help people be positive about themselves, so take some time and send anonymous positive messages to at least 10 people. These can be compliments or just a “hope you have a good day!”, to people you follow or just random people in tags you track. Look at how these people react to your messages and describe how it makes you feel.
💗 Day 16: List out at least 5 fictional characters you admire or connect with and describe what it is you admire about them.
💗 Day 17: What is your favorite positive interest or hobby? Describe how you first got into it and what you like about it.
💗 Day 18: List out at least 5 “I will ___” statements that you can apply to your day-to-day life in order to be more positive (example: I will believe people when they compliment me, I will ignore the voice in my head that tells me to doubt myself, etc.).
💗 Day 19: List out at least 5 coping statements. Coping statements are statements you use in order to feel better about yourself/your current state (example: I’m going to be okay, My feelings are difficult but I can handle them, I will survive this situation, etc).
💗 Day 20: Go outside. Use all your senses to observe your environment and identify things around you that you like, that make you feel calm or happy. Describe what those things are, what you see/hear/feel/smell that makes you feel calm or happy.
💗 Day 21: Everyone makes mistakes. What defines people is not that they have made mistakes but that they have learned from them and made an effort to do better in the future. List out at least 1 mistake you have made (using however much or little detail as you feel comfortable with) and describe how you have learned from it and grown as a person after making it.
💗 Day 22: List out at least 5 good deeds you have done for other people. These can be small things or large ones and can be as simple as something nice you’ve done for/said to someone rather than an actual favor.
💗 Day 23: List out at least 5 things that make you laugh. These can be jokes, movies, youtube videos or anything else.
💗 Day 24: What are you insecure about? Divide these things into two lists: things you can change and things you can’t. Now imagine that someone else has made this list. What advice or words of support would you give them about their insecurities?
💗 Day 25: What bad habits do you have? Make a list of them sorted by the ones you think will be easiest to break to the hardest. Beside of each bad habit write out things you can do in order to improve on them or ideas for more positive things you can do as alternatives to whatever the bad habit is.
💗 Day 26: What good habits do you have? What things do you already do that are positive and healthy and how did you come to start doing them? What advice would you give to people who struggle with those things?
💗 Day 27: Imagine your ideal self, focusing mostly on non-physical traits. How would this person feel about themself? What kind of person are they? What kind of friend are they to the people they care about? How is this ideal self different from you as you are now? List out things you can do in order to be more like them.
💗 Day 28: List out at least 5 short-term goals (things you want to do this week/this month/this year) and at least 5 long-term goals (things you want to do in the next 5+ years).
💗 Day 29: List out at least 5 reasons to stay alive.
💗 Day 30: Now that the challenge is over, rate your self-esteem again. On a scale from 1 to 10 (with 1 being “horrible, can’t possibly be any worse” and 10 being “wonderful, can’t possibly be any better”), where is your self-esteem at now? Why would you rate it that way? List out the things you have learned about yourself from doing this challenge and how you can continue to improve your self-esteem from here on out.
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fannon lance: SHAKIRA IS MY QUEEN and i can’t go five minutes without speaking in spanish or talking about skin care
canon lance: *is smart and great with on the spot strategy* *saved slav with his incredible sniping skills* “You ever notice how far the planets are from each other, Coran?”
fannon keith: MAN i’m just SO GAY and EMO have you heard the news MOTHMAN is my HUSBAND and the moon landing was faKED
canon keith: “I AM YOUR PALADIN!” *literally runs headfirst into everything and hardly thinks before he acts* i don’t think this kid could get any more awkward
fannon pidge: i’m a horrible gremlin who can ruin your entire life with nothing but my cellphone and outdated memes
cannon pidge: *bulit a set of equipment capable of picking up frequencies as far as a moon of pluto* she is willing to do whatever it takes to find her family and she is really going through so much pain right now
fannon shiro: man i’m just so soft i could never genuinely get mad at my team they are so important to me they are my space kids and i am their space daddy
cannon shiro: *flips out on slav like six times* *continuously makes jokes while he thinks he’s going to die* “Blam, blam, blam!”
fannon hunk: i just ;; love food so much;;; it’s like beautiful art made for your taste buds and it is the only thing i ever think about
cannon hunk: this boy would not rest until he saved shay and her people and he fucking gordon ramsay’d his way out of restaurant slavery