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anonymous asked:

You always say that Viktor and Yuuri's story and beginings of their relathionship are really toxic and they're not at all an example for any similar situations in RL (and i totally agree with you, of course), but... how do you picture your Rivals AU if instead a toxic and heartbreaking story of painful misunderstandings, they would have progressed from rivalry/hate to love in a more healthy way? How has your story happened? Really curious because i can't imagine otherwise now!

There are lots of ways that the relationship could have progressed more healthily and Viktor and Yuuri definitely took the hardest path! Good and clear communication would have been the easiest way there to clear up a lot of the misunderstandings. Either Yuuri explaining why he hated Viktor or voicing his fears that Viktor is just using him or that their time is limited or talking about his own self doubt or Viktor telling Yuuri how he was feeling would have solved everything a lot quicker. It wouldn’t have been easy but it would have been easier at least. It would have prompted a conversation that would have been enlightening for both of them. They both had their reasons for not talking but communication is really important.

But even without the communication aspect they both could have had a much healthier start to the relationship if they had gone about things differently. Yuuri’s story is a lot about how damaging hatred can be if you let it go too far and how self-doubt and self-deprecation can blind you. If he had stopped assuming things about Viktor or assuming he knew how Viktor felt he might have been able to be more objective. If he hadn’t been so blinded by hate for so long he would have been able to see Viktor wasn’t who he expected him to be. If he hadn’t been so caught up in his own head and so convinced that he was less worthy and that Viktor could never want him he would have been able to see that wasn’t true at all.

On Viktor’s side it’s all about how damaging love can be if it’s not healthy and how impulsive decisions are a bad idea. He falls in love with Yuuri without really knowing him that well and has a very all or nothing attitude. He’s impulsive which leads to a lot of situations that could have been solved if he hadn’t rushed into it (like the banquet in chapter 8) and he gets very stuck in the mindset that it’s better to accept the love that you can get rather than seeking out the love that you deserve. You’ll see more of it in obs&bh but the way he keeps going along with Yuuri despite wanting more is not healthy. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with casual sex but he quite clearly wants more and it hurts him that all he can have is physical intimacy and not emotional. The healthy thing to do would have been to not sleep with Yuuri or stop sleeping with him when it was clear that they wanted different things. He could still try and be friends with Yuuri and be close to him but the complicated sex vs romance relationship was very damaging to them both but him especially and he could have chosen to end it but didn’t.

So in an ideal world they would have talked everything out early on. But even if that didn’t happen they still could have developed the relationship in a much healthier way. If Viktor hadn’t slept with Yuuri or had stopped sleeping with him but still been nice to him and tried to be friends it could have avoided a lot. It might have taken time but Yuuri would gradually have come to see that Viktor wasn’t the cruel person he thought of him as and he wouldn’t assume that Viktor was just being close to him for sex. On Viktor’s side he wouldn’t have been hurt with a years long semi-relationship that was a lot less than he wanted or deserved. He could still try and be friends with Yuuri of course and they would grow to know each other better over the years. In real life (and in the fic) it’s damaging to be hung up on one person who’s made it clear they don’t want the same thing as you. Eventually they would have got together after coming to know each other gradually and Yuuri eventually accepting Viktor’s friendship which would have progressed naturally into romance years down the line when he was ready and they had talked things out properly. In the meantime Viktor could have moved on from just being hung up on Yuuri for five years and instead gone out and lived his life and come back to romance with Yuuri only when Yuuri actually wanted him back rather than just pining. It might have taken longer but it would have spared them both a lot of pain.

So essentially, what they do is a guide about what not to do and in the end they both learn that. They get there in the end but my god did they not make it easy for themselves

Reasons why Alex killed himself

I have been seeing a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding Alex being shot and I have got to say something. Tyler did not kill him; he took his picture down because he knew that Alex overcame his feelings for Tyler and did the right thing when a bully was pushing him against a locker. Alex most definitely shot himself the hospital would not have confirmed a dead/injured body unless they were absolutely sure of the persons identity but I’m not saying Justin didn’t kill himself as well (theory about Justin being in the ambulance) but I am saying that Alex shot himself and here is why and how he was capable of doing it.

1) How he did it:

Remember that one scene in Monet’s with Hannah, Jessica, and Alex? Yeah, I know you do. He said he went to a shooting range regularly with his father. Remember that other scene in Alex’s house when his dad was polishing/cleaning his gun? You probably don’t remember that scene as vividly. Or maybe I’m just making it up. Go check. He obviously had easy access to a firearm.

2) First reason why he killed himself

He broke up with Jessica because of a silly reason. Everyday he passes her in the hallway, sees her at lunch, and in classes and his heart aches because she’s happier with another person who doesn’t treat her right yet at the same time he realizes he was just as bad to her. 

3) Second reason why

This one is probably obvious but making/ taking part in the list. No explanation needed. 

4) Third reason why

He has an extremely strict father and he is unhappy in his own home. His father expects him to be just like he is and Alex is not passionate about the things his father is passionate about. 

5) Fourth reason why

Everyone is too focused on Hannah to even realize he is hurting. His grades drop, he has frequent doctor visits, he quits jazz band, he rips down posters, he lets someone beat him up, and still no one notices his pain.

Feel free to add more

derp-mania  asked:

AHHHHHHHH I LOVE THE PICTURE OF KANAYA IN A PONY TAILLLLL!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH I WAS THE ONE WHO ASKED BUT I WAS TOO NERVOUS SO I ASKED ANONYMOUSLY! I DREW KANAYA IN A PONY TAIL EARLIER WHICH I STILL NEED TO POST BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR ART STYLE AND I WANTED TO SEE IF YOU LIKED OR NOT AND AHHHHHHHH IM LITERALLY CRYING I LOVE YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU NOW I FEEL LIKE I MUST DRAW SOMETHING FOR YOU AHHH THANK YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!!!!

lleyus said to:hfdkg the new kan drawing is so good?? literally made me gasp out loud,, love her,,,,  

hee,,,,,,im glad u like them thank you         

Black Birch 2011 06 Silhouette – Blue Ridge Parkway, Rocky Knob, Virginia, April, 2011

Focus and concentration, Kid.
Focus and concentration.
Distractions abound.
If it doesn’t help us
realize,
reveal,
express,
exhibit,
manifest,
know and make known
who we are,
it is concealing,
obscuring,
denying,
suppressing,
repressing
who we are.
How clearly are you
coming forth in your life?
How are you helping
others come forth in their life?
If it isn’t revealing,
it is concealing.
Focus and concentration, Kid.
Focus and concentration.

(A note on the photograph–comparing this image with the one posted immediately prior to it gives you a “picture” of the difference two years makes. Ice storms and the weight of time and gravity took their toll with the loss of limbs and branches. My last visit, in 2013, shocked me with the degree of destruction since this photo was made, and I doubt that much of it remains by now.)

anonymous asked:

Did frank come out after the acoustic set or after the whole show was over?

the acoustic set was part of vip which included like meet and greet but it was just like he started at my end of the circle and went around and like signed the pchutes vinyl that we all got and like chatted a little and took pictures and we just got to stay inside the venue so that’s how i met him yesterday he didn’t come out unfortunately :((

you know how i made that post a while back saying i can do the anime girl thigh high sock thing? yeah i bought socks and took pictures who wants to see

4

K:  That episode was weird, I didn’t like the ending at all.

Chapel:  Until next week.    I sighed, heavily.  K slid closer and smiled.

K:  Want to sleep in the barn tonight?

Chapel:  The barn?  I, uhhh, Honestly, I haven’t stepped foot in there since my dad passed away.

K:  Why?

Chapel:  It’s just too soon.

K:  Baby steps, I get it.  I’ve been here almost six months now and you don’t really mention him or your mom..  How come there’s no pictures around?

Chapel:  Took them all down the minute I moved back here,  I just can’t face all of that drama yet.

There was a knock at the door, we both looked at each other, questioningly.  Neither of us were expecting anyone.

anonymous asked:

Omg seriously people still believe Calum is with that fake chick nia?! Seriously people!! If you notice in the picture the fan took of Calum. He's standing talking to another person. Has his back LITERALLY TOWARDS HER. And she is literally standing a couple feet away from him BY HERSELF BECAUSE SHE DOESNT HAVE FRIENDS SINCE SHE IS JUST YHERE TO SELL PR. My goodness how do you get this through nalum stans' thick ass heads. It's starting to actually piss me tf off.

SAME GURL BUT I GOTTA GET MY MESSAGE OUT SO I KEEP ON TRUCKING. But for real it is so intensely and blatantly obvious pr I feel sorry for the people who believe it. Thanks for that anon, you make me proud 💙💙💙

Dating Jeff Atkins Would Include
  • “princess” 
  • he treats you like a Queen, though
  • not understanding his baseball terms
  • but always trying to add them in a conversation to make a point
  • “Well it’s like you say, you have to swing the bat and knock it out, right?”
  • “Y/N, what does that have to do with what you want to eat for lunch?”
  • studying together
  • getting sidetracked
  • being close friends with Clay
  • “Clay and that Hannah girl are pretty cute.”
  • “Exactly my point! I have a whole plan on getting them together.”
  • cuddles
  • his head always in the crook of your neck
  • “babygirl”
  • him always showering you with gifts
  • telling him to stop spending his money on you
  • him continuing to do so anyway
  • he leaves you notes at your locker
  • “You look beautiful, Babygirl”
  • holding each other close
  • sleepovers
  • making pillow forts and eating Lunchables
  • “bon appetit, my love.”
  • “this is the most romantic dinner I’ve ever had.”
  • starting a movie
  • falling asleep on each other 15 minutes after it starts
  • you’re always talking pictures of him, it doesn’t matter what he’s doing at the moment
  • “Did you just take a picture of me rubbing my eye?”
  • baseball jokes
  • all the time
  • “Which baseball player holds water?”
  • “The pitcher.”
  • “The p-wait, how’d you know what I was going to say?”
  • “Jeff, you’ve told me that joke a thousand times.”
  • he’s always happy
  • which means you’re always happy
  • when you get mad at him you call him by his full name
  • “Jeffrey Atkins!”
  • him mocking you
  • “Y/N L/N!”
  • everyone telling you guys how cute you are
  • your dates consist of baseball games or just staying home
  • sending each other the ugliest pictures you guys could find
  • “this is you”
  • slow, passionate first time
  • wearing his shirts
  • him trying to wear your shirt one time as a joke
  • “Babe, it’s not coming off.”
  • “Karmas a bitch, isn’t it Atkins?”
  • helping him take off the shirt eventually
  • you had to cut it in half
  • “I don’t even know how you put that on.”
  • he’s annoying and you always remind him of it
  • “you’re annoying, you know that right?”
  • his response always being “it takes one to know one, L/N.”
  • his parents love you
  • “When is Y/N coming over again?”
  • “Mom, she literally just left.”
  • his lock screen is a picture of you shoving food into your mouth
  • “I didn’t even know you took this, change it!”
  • “No way, you look adorable.”
  • him feeling lucky to have you in his life
  • you feeling exactly the same way

Originally posted by knightlley

happy ending for everyone! 

Chat Noir’s Popularity and Ladybug’s Importance

I really don’t understand where the notion that Paris doesn’t like or care about Chat Noir came from. I mean while he obviously isn’t as popular as Ladybug, people seem to appreciate him fine.

At the statue unveiling, Chat was the only one who showed up and not one single person in the entire crowd complained about where Ladybug was. The Mayor wanted her there, but he was fine with going on without her and Theo was reluctant about it because of his crush on her. But overall everyone was excited to see him! Even when Ladybug was absent, and before they revealed the statues, they continued cheering, and they took pictures of him.

I know that this is actually Copycat, but these people don’t. He’s Chat Noir to them and as soon as he enters the room they’re immediately in awe over being so close to the famous hero (the girl on the left even fangirls a little).

Look at how stoked this family is over seeing him. He’s not even doing cool superhero stuff, he’s just walking inside the museum.

When Ladybug arrived this was Nino’s reaction:

When Chat Noir arrived he was like:

This one random and well meaning dude cheering him on in the back.

Honestly no one has ever said anything bad about him, the only person who has even came close to insulting him had been Antibug by implying that he was a “sidekick” once.

However when you’re akumatized you’re not held accountable for your words and actions. And she had specifically said that as a way to persuade Chat to her side, so there’s not really a lot of weight in her words.

So yeah people cheer for Ladybug, but they also have shown to get excited over Chat Noir. It’s just that Ladybug is more popular than him, and it makes complete sense in-universe why she is.

It’s more than that she’s the main character or that she’s in a show where there’s a girl targeted demographic. 

Ladybug is the leader, the one who wins the battles because of the plans she comes up with.

She swooped in and rescued the Mayor’s daughter in front of all of Paris and when everyone was cowering before Hawkmoth, she alone stood up against him and stunned them all by symbolically demolishing the “face of terror.” And then afterwards gave a heroic speech that gave them hope and cemented their trust in both her and Chat Noir. 

Not only can she purify the Akuma victims, but it’s because of her healing powers that she and especially Chat, will never have to worry about collateral damages or facing law suits over them, which probably helps the public be more forgiving towards Akuma victims when there’s no lasting devastation to deal with. This is a pretty common trope in superhero stories like in Captain America: Civil War, the destruction from Man of Steel being the set up for Batman vs Superman, and why the heroes in the Incredibles had to retire, but because of Ladybug this will never be an issue.

She has the power to bring people back from the mcfreaking DEAD!!!! (Seriously please think about that, like I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there was some weird religious cult worshiping Ladybug because of that)

And yes people have died in this show.

In a building this size there had to have been people inside it. Probably barricading themselves while Stone Heart is rampaging outside.

aaaaaand they’re definitely dead (or severely injured in the least).

But they’re alive now because Ladybug brought them back, and again this helps the public be more forgiving towards the Akuma victims because no one really “died or got hurt.” 

Remember back in the Origins episode, where Officer Roger actually got injured from Stone Heart and how we saw everyone giving Ivan a hard time afterwards?

Of course this was before Ladybug used her Miraculous Cure and healed all the damage/injuries. This also means that no vengeful citizens will go after the Akuma victims or the heroes in a heartbroken rage of losing a loved one, which is good since they’d be really easy prey for Hawkmoth and it would only ensue an endless cycle of mourning Akumas. 

In fact if Ladybug didn’t have those powers, there’d probably be much more pressure on her and Chat to either defeat Hawkmoth for good or to give their miraculous to him to end it all. 

There’s also the possibility that there’d be attempts to put past Akuma victims on trial, depending on the damage they’ve left, physical or emotional. Even if they were mind controlled, it’s harder to appease with that when you’re left with the wreckage and until Ladybug and Chat Noir capture Hawkmoth they’d probably want someone to blame.

And all the big Ladybug fans have all been girls. Alya, Chloe, and Manon who like in real life are inspired by a powerful female figure and not only admire her, but also want to be like her (Chloe who cosplays and roleplays as her, Alya who from the beginning had an interest in super heroines and made a point to write about a strong fictional female character for the movie in Horrificator, and Manon who wanted the Ladybug doll so much she didn’t care that she had a torn arm).

So basically while it’s always great to appreciate Chat Noir, I don’t believe that he’s necessarily underappreciated by Paris. People respect him and even if Ladybug is more popular it’s not as if it’s undeserved or unreasonable. And above all, she has never taken all the credit herself: from the very beginning of their partnership where she emphasized to Paris that they’ll both do everything they can to help and all throughout the series!

And as for Chat himself, he seems pretty satisfied with all this. People generally love him and Ladybug repeatedly reaffirms that they are a team, that even if their popularity isn’t equal they both know that they are equal to each other, and he can openly enjoy his freedom that he doesn’t have as Adrien Agreste.

So yeah, he’s doing okay.

[Edit] TL;DR: Just because Ladybug is more popular than Chat doesn’t mean that he’s hated and there are very valid reasons as to why she is more popular than him. And ultimately? It doesn’t matter. Not to Ladybug or Chat.

Hey noodles! I’m back with another masterpost! I’ve gotten a few asks about how I take photos, so I decided to condense all of this into one post.

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Lighting:

  • Shoot when it’s light out for best quality photos, because natural lighting is honestly your best friend. Taking them when it’s lighter out will also make it easier to edit them.
  • ** A lesser known tip that I’ve learned myself is to take photos in pure light. My room is pink, so unless I take pictured in the middle of my room at noon they turn out with an annoying purple tint. it’s hard to edit that out, so I sometimes go to other spots in my house to take photos.
  • EXTRA: If you’re taking photos with a screen turn down the brightness. High brightness gives the screen so much glare that you often can’t see anything other than a bright spot.

Taking the photos:

  • I’m using a colorful planner as an example, so I’m using a white background.
  • If your subject is plainer, you can use a brighter background. (I used a sweater)
  • You can also take a picture of your whole desk.
  • EXTRA: lots of pillowcases/sheets=lots of backgrounds!

Editing:

  • I use Aviary and vsco, and I edit the brightness/exposure, contrast, saturation, warmth, and tint. On vsco I add either the filters A6 or OC and add on the following to fit.
  • Brightness/exposure: turn these up depending on how bright your original photos are
  • Contrast: turn this up for clarity
  • Saturation: turn the saturation up because photos will generally look washed out after you turn up the brightness (be careful that it doesn’t look unnatural)
  • Warmth: always turn this down, especially if you take pictures in artificial light.
  • Tint: this is what I use to correct the purple-y tint that a lot of my pictures cave because of the color of my walls (I turn it greener, but I imagine it’ll be opposite if you have a green/blue room).

Here are some more before and afters:

++look at this post for the individual photos

I took these around 5 PM, and you can definitely see the purple I was talking about above.

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An important point:

You don’t have to do this at all to be a good studyblr. Plenty of amazing studyblrs don’t jump through this many hoops every time they want to post. I would actually encourage you to not do all of this every time you want to post. I used to spend hours agonizing over my photos, and, believe it or not, my grades went down! Now I know how to balance the aesthetic and actual studying, but I was so caught up in how my notes looked that I wasn’t studying them. If you like to take pretty notes and photographs, then have fun with it, but definitely don’t feel pressured to do all of this if you don’t want to.

@namtif I had a feeling that their heights would end up being the next possible question from my post lol!

A while ago @mlscience did an incredible job at calculating Chat Noir’s height from the dimensions of the Mona Lisa! Their use of math is way beyond my abilities or comprehension, but I can try my best at estimating an approximate scale for how tall they could be. Just remember, I’m probably not going to be very accurate. ^_^

It took me a bit to find some decent images that showed his full body with a open hand for scale. Thankfully for the wonderful pictures provided by @officialmiraculousladybug I got this excellent character model reference:

I was able to mark the length of his hand, and the number of those that would fit within his height. As you can see he is about 9 hands high (insert horse jokes haha)
But just to be sure, and have a reference for Marinette as well, I applied the same measurement to another image:

Again I got close to about 9 hand lengths in his height. So if according to my previous estimate, Adrien’s hands are about 20cm long, then that is 20 x 9 = 180cm or roughly 5ft 10in. Marinette’s is about 8 hand lengths, which would be 20 x 8 = 160cm or 5ft 3in. Giving a few centimeters for a margin for error, they could both be slightly taller or shorter than my measurements.