how big are we

anonymous asked:

I don't mean to sound doubtful, but how do we know that larries are truly the majority of Louis's fandom? I mostly stick to tumblr so I don't engage with anyone who aren't larries mainly because I don't follow them, so I always wondered how big of an impact we really have on a general perspective. I do realize we are a good part of it but would it be enough to sabotage Louis career-wise?

I didn’t say we were the majority - I only said we were a large portion. I have my opinion, but I don’t know for sure whether or not we’re the majority. Also, for the record, the stunt talk (and even Larry questions) don’t only annoy Larries - they annoy any fan who believes Louis isn’t straight (because there are those who don’t think he’s straight, but also don’t think he’s with Harry) and any fan who suspects that Eleanor and/or Freddie are stunts (even if they don’t think it’s a closet situation) and any fan who cares about the music, not Louis’ personal life.

As for Larries in particular though - we are the ones who led the No Control Project and Project Just Hold On, both with no support from One Direction’s or Louis’ team, and I think the results speak for themselves. Larries have led numerous charity drives for Louis and repeatedly raise $20k+ per drive. As annoying as they are, Larry-related worldwide trends have happened over and over and over again, and AIMH is the third most retweeted tweet of all time, both demonstrating our reach on Twitter. Almost every Larrie I’ve ever seen on Tumblr or Twitter doesn’t just buy one of Louis’ songs - they promote it endlessly on social media, lead projects for it, stream it continuously, and buy numerous copies for friends and family members and random people on the Internet who signed up to be sponsored. I’ve been here for five years and it’s incredibly rare to see a Larrie who is a “casual” fan. We go above and beyond. Anyone who denies that Larries and other non-het Louies are the portion of his fanbase who are the most vocal, who fight hardest for him, and who do whatever it takes to guarantee his success, with or without the support of his team, isn’t paying attention.

manager: *introducing me to a new hire* this is Barbara! She was such a shy little thing when she started this job, hardly said a word!

me: really? right to my face? you see me like once or twice a week, how do you know anything about me? when I started this job I worked myself half to death to be outgoing and social

fight me, lady

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NEMESIS.

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- In which the beast really only needed to work on loving himself a bit more, while beauty signed up for kicking some ass and not that magical bullshit.

I spent the whole evening listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and couldn’t control myself.

Hey everyone! We wanted to take the chance to thank you guys for helping us reach 17K followers. When we started this blog as a way to motivate one another despite our ‘long distance friendship’, we never dreamed that it would become so big! We can’t even begin to express how much this means to us 💖


STARTER KIT

We’ve recently been getting a number inboxes asking for suggestions to a perfect studyblr starter kit. So we’ve decided to brainstorm, and compile a beginners list to some basic/typical studyblr stationary ^_^ 

The list doesn’t include ALL the stationary the studyblr community uses, but simply the stationary that we personally love and use, and would 10/10 recommend for anyone 🌟

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Hang on Team Mom, your kids are trying to make their new sibling comfortable.

so yeah I finally watched Moana and she is like super cool and now she is gonna be one of my new faves and i can’t find the proper colour for her skin plz kill me

Bonus +

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It seems that way, doesn’t it?

Pink is the Tiniest Diamond!

Crewniverse tricked us into thinking that Pink’s palanquin is a lot bigger than it is - same with Pink, herself.  When Blue walks up to her own palanquin, it’s obvious that it’s just the right size for her.

But when she’s next to Pink’s, there are a LOT of optical illusions going on:

  • Blue was kneeling or crouching by it at first, making it look bigger.
  • When Blue stands up, she still looks shorter because she’s slouching.
  • The way the palanquin is leaning makes the roof look higher.
  • The flowers obscure the bottom, making it hard to see just how big it is.
  • The palanquin is on a hill, making it higher, and thus bigger-looking.
  • The legs are extended (the ones on Blue’s were retracted), making it higher.

In the above image, you can already see that Pink’s palanquin only comes to Blue’s shoulders.  Let’s take a closer look and find out just how big it is:

Already we can see that the palanquin is a lot smaller than it initially looks.  Let’s find out how much smaller Pink really is next to Blue.

So it looks like Pink is probably less than half as tall as Blue.  Maybe about halfway up her thigh, give-or-take.  Looks like Pink’s palanquin lends credence to:

  1. The common theory that Pink is the newest Diamond.
  2. A theory I’ve had that the Diamonds, unlike their Gems, grew up.

If so, this would mean Pink is even newer than I thought!  That would explain why Blue (and Eyeball and Holly Blue and even Yellow) seem to act as if Pink was especially precious: She’s just a little kid!

EDIT: (In case anyone sees this.) Nice to see this post getting attention and some good discussion! =D I’ll note that I’m experimenting with how much detail to include in a theory post, and how to best present information. Some stuff has been brought up that I left out on purpose for readability, or because it wouldn’t make a huge difference in the end result. That said:

  • It definitely looks like Crewniverse was trying to make the height difference hard to notice, and the height difference is consistant thorughout the scene.  To me, the scene screams “We’re leaving subtle hints about things we haven’t revealed, again!”
  • Blue isn’t much closer to the camera than the palanquin, so there shouldn’t be too much of a perspective difference.
  • The ‘How Are Gems Made’ Minisode states that Gems suck the life out of the ground to skip childhood (I suspect Peridot will grow).  Gems are probably designed to do that because the Diamonds wanted them to get to work right away.  If the Diamonds don’t have that feature, however, they’d experience childhood.
  • I do think dialogue hints at Pink being a child, rather than a runt.  For example, Yellow calls Pink’s zoo “silly,” suggesting a childish nature.
  • I do think that young Gems and Diamonds would still grow up very, very slowly. Remember that Pink would have to be a MINIMUM of ~1,000 years old by the time she was taken down; probably much, much older, especially if the Gem writing in Off Colors is any indication.
  • I suspect that Blue and Yellow are already fully grown.  Between that, and the previous bullet point, we wouldn’t see any height difference with Blue between The Answer and Steven’s Dream.

I guess I got some good feedback on how much detail to include, and I’ll try to adjust accordingly for future posts. Thanks!

a pretty good bad idea (1/?)

pairing: Trini/Kimberly (Power Rangers

words: 2097

summary: With great power comes unexpected and awkward side effects. Also: kissing lessons. (Isn’t that how the saying goes?)

a/n: Guess who saw Power Rangers and is predictable trash? Guess who loves all that trope-y cheesiness? Guess who doesn’t remember how to write, but is doing it anyways? Me me me. Anyways, I tried to bring the cheese, my friends, but I’m just not capable of writing poetry like ‘Are we Power Rangers or are we friends?’. Alas.

AO3 Link here!

WARNING for @smallandsundry : there is KISSING in this fic. (Also, no bear rangers.) Please avert your eyes.

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170704 - #HappyZuhoDay

happy birthday to our shark prince <3 thank you for working so hard these past months. we’re so proud of you & we hope you’ll take care of yourself. since this is your first birthday with fantasies and as a member of sf9, i hope you’ll create a lot of memories today. never change. we love you. happy birthday zuho <33

What is executive dysfunction?
  • Executive functions are things like making plans, following through on plans, controlling impulsive actions, internalized self-talk, changing activities, and, yes, paying attention or focusing on the things we need or want to attend to. There are others, but these are the ones I know the most about and they seem to be the ones that plague us the most.
  • Making Plans. You get up in the morning and you have to decide what you’re going to do that day. Whatever list of activities you choose, that’s making a plan. Here’s another one: you need to clean up your room, so you stand in the doorway and decide what to do first. That’s making a plan.

    Executive dysfunction (ADHD) makes this really hard for a lot of people. Because we tend to see the whole picture better than the little parts, tasks like “clean your room” can be overwhelming. We need it broken down into smaller steps, like “put the clean clothes away and the dirty clothes in the hamper, then put the books on the bookcase.” For some people, even that is too much at a time. They need it broken down to “pick up the first piece of clothing you see and figure out if it’s clean or dirty; if it’s clean, put it in the correct drawer of your dresser or hang it up in the closet, and if it’s dirty, put it in your hamper.”

    Difficulty with this kind of thing can cause a lot of anxiety, and it’s why we tend to freeze up when faced with large, complicated jobs. We simply don’t know where to start, because making a plan is not something we are good at.
  • Following through on plans. Once you have a plan, you start at the first thing and you work your way down the steps until you’ve completed them all, right? Right. Well, executive dysfunction makes it really hard to do this.

    Part of it can be overwhelm: we look at the list of steps, see how long it is (big-picture thinking), and conclude that it’s impossible so we can’t do it. Other times we might not think we can do any of it right, or we might not know how to complete the step we’re on. Or we get distracted, or hung up on one of the steps (a lot of us are perfectionists).
  • Controlling impulsive actions. Most people are able to keep from saying every little thing that pops into their heads. They don’t buy things just because they like them without thinking about whether or not they’re too expensive or something. They control how they react to their emotions and save angry outbursts for whatever they think is an appropriate time and place.

    Executive dysfunction makes this really hard.

    ADHDers don’t have much of a “filter” unless it’s been drilled into us through behavioural conditioning (usually done by society in response to the stuff we say or do). So we think something and we say it, even if it’s hurtful. We buy stuff we like and then can’t pay our bills but hey we have a hot tub! We act out in anger and then wonder why people are afraid of us or mad at us five minutes later, because once we’ve raged we’re good and not mad anymore. As a general rule, we always intend to do the right thing… it’s just not always possible because our brains like to follow every impulse they have.
  • Internalized self-talk. Everyone has what’s known as “self-talk.” For people with low self-esteem, this is pretty negative. But it’s not just about what we tell ourselves about ourselves. It’s also how we get through situations (“Five more situps and we’re done for the day!”) and work through problems (“Next time Jimmy says that I’m going to tell him to go jump in a lake!”). By about age seven or eight (I forget exactly when; it could be older but I’m pretty sure it’s sometime in elementary shcool), most people are really good at keeping all of this silent and in their heads.

    Not so for those of us with ADHD. Executive dysfunction means that we don’t internalize our self-talk until much later, assuming we ever do. I still talk to myself out loud most of the time, though I do internalize a lot (especially in public).
  • Changing activities. You know the law of physics that says that an object that is at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an external force, and that an object that is traveling in a particular direction at a particular speed will not change direction or speed unless acted upon by an external force? That’s called inertia, and that’s basically what we’re talking about here. (This is like the one thing about physics that I find truly useful in my everyday life. Kinda sad.)

    Basically, once we’re engaged in an activity, we’re in it until something happens to get us to move on. That’s why alarms work for some people - they jolt them out of their current activity and trigger them to move on to the next thing. (Of course, an ability to ignore alarms is also part and parcel of inertia. Yay!)
  • Paying attention or focusing on the things we need or want to attend to. So, the whole “attention deficit” part of “ADHD” is pretty ludicrous, because it’s not really a deficit of attention that we’re dealing with; it’s more an inability to control what we pay attention to. So we can hyperfocus (focus exclusively on one thing for hours on end) or we can jump around from one thing to another, and we don’t really have a lot of control over that. I’m sure you can see how all of the other aspects of executive dysfunction contribute to our lack of control over our attention.
to those who read our stories

To those who reblog our stories.
To those who simply like our stories.
To those who comment on our stories.
To those who take the time to send in messages saying the simplest yet the most meaningful words.
To those who have stayed by our side through thick and thin.
To those who stayed patient with us.
To those who understood us.
To those who defended us.
To those who supported us.
To those who are simply here.

Thank You.

Every little like, every little reblog, every little response we get, no matter how big or how minor, makes our day. The amount of support we get here is tremendous, it is so much more than what we may find in the real world. We write because it’s what we love to do, yes, but also because we love you. It is you, our followers, our fans, that keep us going. It is you that keep our head above the water, when things get rough.

You are our rock. 

Don’t be afraid to respond, to send asks and talk to the writers you love and follow because there’s a 110% chance they want to talk to you too. We writers, we love our fans. They are basically our second family and they are dear to our heart. To see that we have made you happy will make us happy as well, no matter what mood we are in.

Each and every one of you is special to us.
Your support means the world to us.

So thank you. 

There are no words to express how grateful we are for your support.

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Lean On Me | A belated birthday gift to my stupid friend @seveanteen

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the night of the homecoming, when your father and i were crowned ‘king and queen’, the fight FP saw? i had just told your father that i was pregnant. and we disagreed on how best to handle… things. and we had a really big fight, and the next day i went away.

remember when after magnus first met even last season, he gave him that one big hug. and then we had these headcanons about how magnus insisted on giving even a huge hug whenever he saw him. can you beliiiieve all these headcanons were 100% true