i cannot relate to her at all

listen as someone with ptsd its so fuckin important to me that keshas new album focuses on moving on and forgiving /yourself/, but not forgiving your abuser

theres so much out there thats like ‘forgive everyone!! you can  never be happy until you learn to forgive those who did you wrong!!’ and ?? cant relate to that at all?? so its so so important to me that someone who also suffered through trauma has stood up and essentially said: ‘no. you dont have to forgive them. some things cannot be forgiven. whats important is learning to love yourself and move on and be happy’  

kesha is learning to love herself and working through her own struggles and trying to help others do the same and i didnt think my heart could be so full of love for one person but here we are thank you kesha 

Cute Bus Stop Guy

Sterek, Teen, 2K words, Meet Cute AU


Stiles groaned and took a very long swig from his travel coffee mug as he hitched his messenger bag up higher on his shoulder. It was barely eight in the morning, and consequently, he could barely keep his eyes open. He was a grad student for fuck’s sake, and it was understood that in order to make up for the shitty stipend and the whole working-around-the-clock thing, he got to sleep in until 10. At least. After all, if he was up until 3 working, it was only fair. But noooo, his advisor—fuck you, Finstock—had insisted on an early meeting today.

He passed the bus stop and realized that at least he was lucky in that he lived close enough to campus that he could walk instead of dealing with public transportation at rush hour. Small condolences, really, though.

He yawned and accidentally bumped into someone walking past him. Stiles tried to apologize, but the word got stuck in his throat when he opened his eyes and caught a glimpse of the person he’d nearly knocked over. He was about Stiles’ height but bigger, all broad shoulders and muscles capped off by really great hair and an unfairly attractive face. “Uh.”

The guy gave him a curt little nod and neatly sidestepped him, continuing on his way. Stiles snuck a look over his shoulder, and yep, the rear view in those tight slacks was pretty good, too. The guy stopped at the bus stop, leaning against the sign, and Stiles sighed. It was a dreamy sigh, even he could admit that.

He had a feeling he was going to become a morning person.

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some more thoughts on the sensates, season 2:

  • will: this boy has TOO MUCH heart he cares about everyone so much i cannot believe a str8 white male character can give me so little grief everyone take notes. cheekbone game is also still strong, but with too much time covered in stubble imo
  • sun: SUN FUCKIN BAK i cannot believe how far my soft baby bird kickass diamond of a character has come she’s so GOOD, but she can also break your neck i love her so much. in more important news however she got reunited with her dog. heckin yes 11/10.
  • lito: continues being the absolute Most™ and we all love him for it. ”i’m practicing””for what?””for my future as a homeless, unemployable failure”. i mean what a fuckin Leo- also relatable as all hell. my beautiful proud gay son. what a gem.
  • riley: sweetest bean in the entire universe, most unrealistic part of s2 is that no one would trust her. she loves a dopey police officer from chicago so much and most importantly she really likes boning him. also shout out for her immense knowledge of graffitied hovels, v impressive.
  • capheus: my newest kid hit it out of the park. he doesn’t have a clue how he got here but he’s still the best person i know and if he doesn’t end up as the president of the world by the end of the series then what are we even doing here?????? also hell yeah my boy got some proud of u bud.
  • nomi: what the hell is this radiant angel and how is she making money. i can’t believe she’s responsible for all of the sensates not being in prison, mvp of the whole fucking show. she’s basically r2d2 if it was a hot, genius woman who fuckin OWNS it. 10/10 five stars would watch again.
  • wolfgang: “he doesn’t really talk” except when he does he BREAKS MY HEART. still the most problematic of all my children but i don’t care i just want him and kala to be happy god fuckin damnit. also i can appreciate the commitment to both his Look and his woman. good one dude.
  • kala: the rambliest and also the smartest, god bless her. honey thinks too much about good and bad when it’s so obvious that she’s a Hoe for the bad boys- specifically German bad boys with unresolved anger issues. also shot a gun and it was pretty fuckin hot tbh.

other thoughts on other characters:

  • whispers: hey man FUCK YOU and also FUCK OFF
  • jonas: what is the point of u doesn’t naveen andrews have better things to do honestly.
  • daniela & hernando: sometimes a family is two gay dudes and their drama queen best friend and that is beautiful..
  • amanita: QUEEN of supportive spouses also she loves nomi so much, can relate.
  • diego: i found myself whispering “no diego no” to myself and it made me laugh so there u go.

anonymous asked:

If you were to advise young girls on what to look out for in guys, what would some of the things be?

typically my advice is to stay away from men for as long as possible. Odds are that the majority you run into, will hinder your growth. So my advice is to look out for men, rather than look for anything in them.

Cultivate your self-esteem, your passions, become financially independent.

Cultivating self-esteem: i can’t stress this enough, it must be there before you go near men. Most men will damage your self-esteem. It doesn’t even have to be deliberate on their part. It can be something like them not responding to your communication needs and you will turn that inwards, and see that as reflecting your self-worth.

My advice to brown girls is typically the same as well. To build those things first. But then i guess, reluctantly, I do advise them to date. Because they will often be discouraged from dating. And in my experience, no woman from our cultures has managed to get away with not being paired to a man without breaking ties, no matter her initial reluctance. And your parents pickings will definitely be far worse, in that the aim of parents choosing for you (whether anyone admits it or not) is to continue patriarchal control over you.

So coming to what to look for in men:

1) look for how he reacts when you disagree with him. This is the biggest thing imo. Does he get irritated. Does he budge. If he does budge is it reluctant “I guess you’re right”. Do things seem to always be followed by a but. What you want is someone who is impressed and admires you. Not someone who is annoyed that you know better or more, because that would mean he wants to maintain himself above you. Also, men can admire you for being intelligent or opinionated but still manage to reduce you for it: either objectify you or infantilize you. E.g., aw its so cute she knows a lot. OR it’s hot that she knows a lot. Avoid  both. 

2) is the conversation conducive: it’s more than if he is just listening to you and can regurgitate what you’ve told him about yourself. Does the convo have a flow. Do you get to say what you want. Does he hear you out, ask questions, show interest.. or is he just waiting for an entry point in the convo where he can insert himself in order to relate to you. Because the first one feels wholesome whereas the latter, while okay, will make you feel empty in the long run. 
(and i personally like it when i have said what I want, and the guy still stays quiet on the topic until I ask him so ‘what about you’. I like it when they are quiet and don’t speak unless instructed.. this applies for any men in my life not just dating  lmao but anyway)

3) look for how he talks about other women.. what it is that he talks about when he talks about women. Look at how he looks at other women. Ask him about the women he has been attracted to and how he became attracted to them/what about them he liked. Ask this for real women. Ask this about fictional women. Always be mindful of whether he is objectifying women or not. If he is objectifying women, he’s not capable of real love so forget it. How to know whether he is objectifying women or not? Ask yourself if you or any women you have known would become attracted to a man in the same way/same scenario that he is describing to you.

4) Porn, dominance & attraction: this one is by far the hardest for me to describe. It does go in with #3, about how they talk about women. You can ask the guy about his current porn use, age at first exposure. What he thinks about and gets off to lol. But I have found that they give it away in their verbal language and body language. Like the example of the guy I talked about who I had asked who he was attracted to/ if he ever found someone sexually attractive that he did not find emotionally attractive. And he mentioned his boss and then told me how he did fantasize about her, then goes “you know when you wanna put someone in their place….. oh you don’t know??” If a guy “falls for you” real fast, to me that is an indication of him having objectified you. Love takes getting to know. If he seems to have a “type”, i am personally weary of those men. Any type at all. A body type, even a personality type. Because they still manage to reduce women into categories. You cannot and should not fall in love with a category!

5) how he makes you feel about yourself: related to the above. It’s his responsibility to make you feel good about yourself. I have stated elsewhere that I believe, that unless a woman has clinical type self-esteem issues, the average woman’s self-esteem issues in a relationship actually stem from their male partner’s failures. Their male partner is either objectifying other women which comes across subtly in conversations or the way they behave. So if you are not feeling good about yourself while you are with him, you’re not crazy. He is shit. 

6) age old how he treats others: how does he treat people in the service industry. Does he get annoyed when his food at the restaurant takes longer. Life is a game of patience, and he won’t live if he doesn’t have any.

7) sense of responsibility: does he pick up after others. Not just himself. But others. This is observed. But also you can tell from the stories he tells you. What does he do for others? It’s the kind of thing where eg., the house phone rings, who has to go for it or else it goes unanswered? Would he put the dishes in the sink or leave them around for someone else to pick up?

8) what is he telling you about himself: related to above.. When we tell stories, we all want something taken away from them about ourselves. What is he trying to get across? Most men’s stories are about a display of power and dominance, rather than having been helpful. Take notice!

9) How he relates to other men and things deemed feminine: does he have a lot of guy friends (these men are a lost cause lmao). If he tries to distance himself from anything that is related to women, stay away from that man. E.g., he doesn’t watch click flicks… or  watches them cos they are good to watch when you don’t want to think so much. Also relating to #3, you can also check that from how he views female characters in movies, TV shows and books. If he sees their perspective or not. I remember one guy told me that robot girl from ex-machina was crazy, and that’s all he had to say, and i wanted to bash his head in cos of how dumb his thoughts on the movie were….. If he can’t see from the female perspective in shows and books where it is literally spelled out, he lacks emotional depth and empathy. 

I can’t think of more. Over the years I have mentioned quite a few as I came across! But I haven’t interacted much with men as of late so it’s not so fresh anymore. Just look for any display of dominance and dehumanization, both in words and in actions. I do have an advice tag

“They call me crazy for loving someone like you.” she smiled. “Someone who doesn’t care at me at all. Someone who just kept on ignoring my calls and messages. Someone who doesn’t even appreciate everything I do for him.” she looked at him and it seemed that he’s still not paying attention to what she’s saying. “And maybe they were right. That I am indeed making myself look like a fool. Maybe I just fall in love with the wrong person. Isn’t that normal ? Isn’t that happened to everyone else? Has everyone fallen in love with someone who doesn’t love them back? Is that so cliché? That everybody is getting used to it? I’m not even sure. That—billions of—people are experiencing the same thing. All I know is that, this is the first time I’ve been like this. I am crazy and it is because of my heart—not because of my brain. I am crazy because I fall in love. Do crazy means feeling something? ” she said still looking at him. There’s a minute of silence between them. All they can hear is the hush of falling leaves. Autumn has begun. And like leaves her heart is still falling for someone who isn’t willing to catch it. For the first time, he looked at her directly. He said the words she’s sure she will always remember. “ They were all wrong. If there’s someone here who is crazy, that is me. Because I cannot even appreciate every little thing that you have done for me. And all I can think of is—am I normal ? Am I still real? Because I’m sure, I can’t feel anything. ”. With that, he walked away without waiting for her reaction. And she thought that maybe, crazy meant a lot of things.
—  ma.c.a // Perspectives
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Asexual!Merlin - Merthur AU mini series

Chapter 1

Arthur is an english literature student. It is the beginning of yet another term, although this time Arthur notices a new boy in the classroom. He finds the boy (way too much) attractive, even though he is not one of Arthur’s usual types. 

Professor Morgause Garlois, one of the scariest teachers Arthur has ever met in his humble opinion, starts the lecture. The time she starts talking about the semester project, Arthur has no idea he could be so lucky (Morgause wasn’t really that scary after all) and get THE BOY as his partner. 

It doesn’t take long to discover Merlin is a huge geek and Doctor Who fan (something Arthur can relate to) and they have a very lovely conversation, Arthur finds Merlin very easy to talk to and they spend the rest of the day talking about their favourite episodes, Doctors and companions. 

Arthur cannot help it, he’s fallen for Merlin like a ton of bricks.

When they reach outside of the canteen, they are spotted by Arthur’s sister Morgana and her friend Sophia (who happens to have a bit of a crush on Arthur)… 

To be continued

You can find all chapters here

The Alison We See Isn’t Alison

This isn’t some elaborate theory but more focused on the little things that I’ve side-eyed. Have you noticed when Alison got back, she’s been more lowkey and clueless? Some say it’s because Bethany (Alison’s twin) took Alison’s place while the real Alison is still lurking in the shadows. I highly recommend the in-depth theory of this idea which is a video on YT. It’s on the long side (an hour and twenty minutes) but it’s oh, so juicy.

However, I’m just pointing out things to go along with the Bethany has taken Alison’s place theory. The main points here is Alison’s sudden lack of knowledge that we’ve all noticed. Starting from when “Alison” just came back.

One would think that Alison would want her gang of girls to walk her during school because this is her first day back and she should have some kind of support system. But what if I told you it was because it was “Alison’s” first time being in Rosewood High and she needed her friends to lead her to places without seeming like she’s lost? Bethany has been locked up for majority of her life and with this new identity, she has to make it seem like everything is normal. Even if she has absolutely no idea what to do sometimes.

From there, Bethany has been continuing Alison’s identity through the journals she used to write. You know, the journals Alison kept so the girls could “continue her legacy”?

Bethany found the diaries and studied them front to back - memorizing every little detail so she could pull this off flawlessly. However, she couldn’t continue the nastiness that was Alison’s sense of ownership over the girls. That’s the difference between them. Alison feels like she’s a god towards the girls while Bethany cherishes the friendship. Isn’t it weird how throughout the early seasons of the show when Alison appeared to the girls in “hallucinations”, she’s acted exactly how she was before she “died” but as soon as she comes back, she’s completely different and less dominate? How could she be completely cryptic, talking to Aria in true Alison fashion one moment-

Then 3 weeks later (In PLL Time season 3-5a was A MONTH), be this completely vulnerable girl who is trying to stay lowkey and blend with the curtains? 

The entire demeanor and aura has changed, it’s like two different people…

I also think this explains that weird thing that happened between Alison and Caleb in season 5. We all believed that maybe Alison knew Caleb from somewhere and they were keeping it hush, hush from everyone else. But maybe….that’s not it. From the journals, Bethany knew Ezra, Toby, and Paige, which counted for all of the girls’ romances but last time Alison was around, Hanna was on the thick side and had no romantic interests. Now, Hanna is with Caleb. And it made Bethany nervous. He was the only person she had no background information on and it worried her. This is why her guard was always up with him - what if he finds out about her secret?

(Even when Ali apologized to Paige, her apology was very basic. “I was mean. I’m sorry. For everything.” She couldn’t go into specifics because she didn’t know them. In that moment, it’s better to play the “for everything” card to be safe and cover all bases.)

However, although it was used as a blueprint, Alison didn’t write everything in those journals. That’s where Bethany had to freestyle. But sometimes, she wouldn’t know exactly what to say in certain situations. For example in 7x16 when Emily asked a question that she and the viewers have been dying to know since season 1:

Just when we thought we were going to figure out the reason behind Alison’s behavior towards Emily years ago, we get an “I don’t know”. That’s because Bethany doesn’t know why Alison treated Emily the way she did - she never wrote that in the journals. Even going into 7x18 with Emison’s intimate moment, “Alison” said she dreamed of them at the kissing rock. Did she really dream of it…….or did she read about Alison’s little idea and just went from there?

That would explain why so many Emisonians wonder why Alison never brought up their history with the kissing rock - it’s because Bethany doesn’t know it. Also, this sentence said by Alison was also a bit odd.

Emily and Alison escaping to Paris was a dream, something she had in Welby but her leaving? Where to? It can’t be her wanting to leave Rosewood because she made the active decision to stay while everyone else left so that brings us back to leaving where again. Alison did in fact leave. She left when she “died” - that wasn’t a dream but her reality for 2 years. But if this was Bethany, her wanting to leave Radley for so long……that could be a dream she had. A long-term fantasy.

This Bethany turned Alison change would also make sense why “Alison” has a soft spot for Charlotte. Majority of us and even the liars cannot understand the reason WHY Alison would pick Charlotte over the girls. Charlotte tortured them, trapped them in a dollhouse, almost killing them several times and all of a sudden, Alison is sympathetic because “she has a sister” and wants the best for her? Even begging the girls to testify for her release despite everything she has done to them? That was a slap in the face to everyone. The bogus idea of “this is my sister” is exactly that, bogus, and I believe the real reason is because Alison Bethany identifies with Charlotte. They have this sense of relation with being locked up like animals and now that she’s out, she wants to care for Charlotte and get her out as well. That’s why “Alison” kept pushing for the liars to help her, not really caring for their own trauma.

With the possibility of another set of twins running around: whether it being Alison or actually Spencer, there are some pretty interesting evidence stacked up against both of them. Alison specifically.

My friend is complaining that her crush only texts her when he is drunk. I see her face go red and her hands go rigid and I can tell that this honestly bothers her. And I understand it, she deserves better. She loves him and he doesn’t even notice her when he is sober, and when he is drunk he only wants attention and knows where he can get it from.

But I cannot relate because I know that you only talk to me when you’re drunk, but I don't mind. We text each other like the old days and for a night, it’s like it was a year ago.

—  Who would have thought this is how it would all turn out?
In the spirit of owning my shit..

I see my name just popped up over there (I am sure you know what I mean). I posted about the whole ordeal back around February of this year.

Many if not all of you know the ordeal I went through, so I am not gonna rehash the entirety of the whole thing. The bottom line is at the end of 2015 through most of 2016 I got to know this person on tumblr. We played Call of Duty hours on end almost weekly. We got to know each other (so I thought) really well. During that time I absolutely asked for selfies from her. She would occasionally oblige.

It got to the point where I felt comfortable enough to ask her if it would be cool to meet. She said yes. Whenever I would try to workout the dates for me coming up, she always gave me a “I have to look at my calendar, I’ll get back to you response.”  I would often ask her if things were okay, and if it was still cool for me to visit. Her response was always yes.

Throughout the majority of the time of getting to know her, I don’t know why, but I did not consider getting a facetime/skype session in with her until around December of last year. We agreed on a date. Then it was a “Oh, I forgot, I went and did this, I’m sorry!” Every time I tried to reschedule there was a delay, or a reason why she couldn’t. There were many obvious red flags that I ignored. This being one of them.

I was never perfect throughout at all. Nor was she. I had some blow ups. I fuck up, and I am not gonna ever say I won’t again. However she would often make passive-aggressive posts that were aimed at me, and when I would ask her what was going on, I would often just get ignored.

We eventually agreed on the date for me to visit. February 19th, thru the 21st I was gonna fly up to Bend, Oregon. I even bought my airfare. However as it got within a month of my trip I started to get ghosted. I texted, I called, I texted. I emailed. I just never never heard back.

I eventually found her IG account, and to my utter shock and surprise the her on the instagram account was definitely not the her she had been send me pics of. They possibly looked like they could be related. So to sum up, I absolutely would ask her for her pics. I got completely fooled, and lied to. I made a post about it in which I laid this all out (but went into further detail), So if this makes me shitty, and terrible, and you feel you cannot follow me because of it, then do what you need to do. 

Now I am gonna finish this beer.

Later.

prayin i can get invited to something taylor related even though i haven’t met her 10 times before and cannot afford to go to all her concerts. prayin.

LISTEN UP SHITS I GOT SOME THEORIES.

So the countdown. Valentine’s Day, friendos. You see that goop covering his face? Yeah, valentines day, 50 shades feels, I’m throwing that bullshit out of the window. That is not what this is, I do not believe.

The successful businessman ploy seemed to lead to 50 shades parody, adding on with the makeup in the VHS letsplay. However, something is odd. 

Alien Suprise. The name of that picture. 

Set that aside, we see Mark’s suit all torn up. Only the jacket. Everything else is clean and proper. Not a single bruise or cut. A liar, perhaps. 

Let’s have a look at his tweets.

“You ever just think about how great dogs are and start tearing up for no reason? That’s me right now “

This backs up my sister’s theory on a parody of John Wick. Something about a man who loses his dog and now murders people? Unsure myself, I need to see the movie.

But that doesn’t explain the jelly on his face. I originally thought lewd, but my mind has changed. The picture’s name does however make me think of some Alien movie parody, something romantic with Amy. Since Valentines day and all and her love for aliens.

But why the fucking jelly? Why the feared expression? Why the “shitty business man” thing? Why the jail?

Fraud? Gang related shit?

This is a real stretch, but the jelly made me think of a particular trap from SAW. The flamable jelly trap… Where our protaginist Mark (YES THE GUY’S NAME IS MARK), is a lying man who feigns illness and ends up getting burned to death. A stretch and most likly a coincidence, but something nonetheless. 

I cannot wait. 

More Be More Chill Headcanons

-things were really awkward with Brooke for a while: every time Jeremy saw her he’d make this slightly distressed, slightly worried, slightly afraid, extremely weird noise and run away. This didn’t stop until Brooke confronted him and now they’re friends

-all the kiddos bond over their SQUIP experience. “Dude what did yours look like” “ok so it may or may not have been Barry Bee Benson.” Michale cannot relate.

-if someone near Michale seems stressed, anxious, or something of that sort he offers them his headphones

-Rich used to have a crush on Jeremy and that’s why he not only bullied him but also introduced him to the SQUIPS

- Jeremy: I AM LIVING ON THE EDGE *chugs a glass of apple juice*

-Chloe and Brooke have matching bracelets, Tshirts, necklaces, everything. Including two “im hers” shirts

-Jeremy once had to baby sit a young toddler and ended up calling Michale screaming about how he can’t get the kids diaper on

-Michale was very smug when they weren’t losers in college, “I told you guys like are are cool”

-Michale told Jeremy he was gay in front of their new friend group by casually calling a guy hot. Jeremy stayed up that night completely afraid

-Every now and then Jeremy hears little comments from the SQUIP- “Jesus Jeremy you still think you’re straight?”

-Michale is most definitely the kid to write tons of test notes on his arms, sometimes even his stomach

-headphones technically aren’t allowed in school but if a teacher takes it away he pulls another on out of his backpack, there has never been a day where he’s run out of headphones

-“it’s like we’re each other’s guy baes….our gays”

-Jeremy and Michale recite vines constantly

-jake has never had a party at his own house again, even though his parents weren’t exactly /mad/ but only because that house isn’t there problem anymore

-jake actually stays over rich’s house a lot, it makes him feel better knowing they can be there for each other

- whenever Jeremy and rich are alone in the bathroom Jeremy is instantly afraid that Rich is going to zip up his pants menacingly, when rich tries to as a joke his zipper gets stuck and he trips

anonymous asked:

oKAY so I was watching BNHA with my little sister (She's nine) and at the end of episode eight or nine in season 1, i asked her who her favorite character was and she said Kacchan, i asked her why and she went "CAUSE HE CAN FIGHT SUPER GOOD AND HE'S TOTALLY AWESOME!!!" then she pauses, looks down, and whispers "Also cause he's cute" AND I HAVE N E V E R RELATED TO ANYONE MORE IN MY LIFE. I felt the strong need to tell you this, it's important.

That is soooo hilarious and relatable, anon! Your little sister is adorable and I oh my, Bakugou Katsuki is quite cute indeed in his explosive way. <3 I cannot blame her at all and I gotta say, she’s got a spicy taste! -wink-

Oh baby, is it gettin’ hot in here? Or is that the explosions goin’ off in our hearts thanks to this guy right here? -Unoutan

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So I was looking up some things about Patsy Cline since Marlene King has now referenced her multiple times. In my research, here are a few photos of things that stood out to me in regards to its relevance to PLL. 

Photo #1: Patsy Cline was married to a man named CHARLES who she also called “Charlie” as Jason does in the show. Her husband, Charles, was also a LINOTYPE operator. For those who may not know what a Linotype Operator is, it’s basically someone who operates a machine that sizes the type for newspapers and things like that (could this be a reference to Ezra?) She also considered Charles to be “the love of her life”. Marlene has been talking about how the entire show is, all in all, a love story amongst everything else. Maybe whoever A.D. is was in love with Charles and something happened to him (as many of us have speculated). It seems that there was also abuse involved? Take from that what you will. Possibly coincides with the story Ali told about Cyrus? 

Photo #2: Patsy Cline was MARRIED to someone else while she was first seeing Charles. He was described as a “ladies man” with “raw charm” and “persistent”. Maybe this is a clue that Charles is someone who has had an affair or is particularly charming and well adored at least for his looks and charm. 

Photo #3: Patsy Cline was involved in a very serious car crash where the other driver was killed. What’s interesting is that she was THROWN INTO THE WINDSHIELD (much like Rollins was?) And her friend PICKED GLASS OUT OF HER HAIR (remember Hanna picking the glass right out of her scalp after the accident?). What is also notable is how Cline saw the female driver of the other car DIE BEFORE HER EYES– Just like Hanna sees Rollins die before her eyes–like literally right in front of her face. She later had a SCAR on her forehead (there have been soooo many references to scars–the one on Alison’s thigh, bethany’s face possibly being disfigured, the twin story, scars on Hanna’s back, etc.) She oftentimes had to hide the ugliness of her scar with WIGS and makeup. Sounds kind of like it could be related to A, doesn’t it?

Photo #4: I think what is probably most interesting of all, was that Pasty Cline had the words “Death Cannot Kill What Never Dies: Love” written on her tombstone. Sounds like something Alison or someone like her would have written on her grave. I 100% believe that this line explains the motivation of A.D. – LOVE. Again, Marlene has stated that this is, above all else, a love story. A.D.’s motivation has to be out of love for someone. Could be in response to the death of someone they love. Could be to protect someone they love. But it is more likely than anything else related to the death of someone they cared about, someone they cannot let go of, someone they believe that death cannot separate them. This is vengeance. Over all, a BELL TOWER was erected in the cemetery in her memory. That’s right– A BELL. FUCKING. TOWER. YES. The place in the show we have seen time and time again. The place where multiple deaths have taken place (Ian, Charlotte, Hanna’s dummy). These can’t be coincidences! All of these pieces have to go together. 

Let me know what you guys think about what I found and the comparisons. Maybe someone can create a coherent theory based on this information. Hope this helps you all in your endeavors to get to the punchline before the show (even though we all have time and time again). Happy theorizing!

Character: Elena Alvarez 

From: One Day at a Time (2017) 

Representation: Lesbian, Cuban

Their Importance: Elena is a feminist, lesbian, and social justice warrior and is outspoken about all three. She is consistently pointing out misogynistic issues, and can be incredibly passionate when talking about problems in society, which I very much appreciate as I can be the same way. 

What I relate to most about Elena is the fact that she cannot speak Spanish, but is still very proud of her culture. While I’m not Cuban, I am someone who loves her culture but doesn’t understand her parent’s language. Seeing Elena struggle in the same way made me happy - the show only briefly touched on her not understanding Spanish, but I often feel like I’m bad for not understanding my parent’s language, so to see a character also struggle with understanding their culture’s language made me feel much better. Also, just seeing Elena being so young and yet understanding and fighting for social justice and feminism is awesome to see. 

Thanks to @starklinqs for the write up! 

A Scarlet Letter’s Love Story

By: a-treacherous-hope 

Love story, when you first listen to it, seems like a typical fairy tale narrative. However, when you start scrutinizing the lyrics, there are many hints that lead us to believe that it’s far from a fairy tale it is portrayed to be. In the first part of this post, let’s look at how the song strays far away from the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the second part, let’s look at why the use of scarlet word changes the entire song.  

Song starts with the lyrics ’We were both young when I first saw you’, suggesting a typical fairy tale meet. But the lyrics goes as ’little did I know, that you were romeo, you were throwing pebble’.The use of the words ‘little did I know’ suggest that she din’t actually think that this person might be her romeo, until the said person started throwing pebbles, an obvious reference to the book. Save this little conjecture, we will talk about it later in the post.  

Taylor said that she wanted to deviate the story from the original ( which she did ) but towards a happy ending. Romeo and Juliet were supposed to have love at first sight. But she urges her lover to ‘just say yes’, thus contradicting from the fact that it’s not a love at first sight.  

You be the prince and I’ll be the princess
Neither of the classics she references in this song are about prince and princesses, but by mixing all the classic themes in a song, she has woven a story that is strangely unique yet at the same time, can be owned by anyone.

Now, looking at other lines with this premise..
cause you were romeo, I was a scarlet letter.
This line brings “love story” to an interesting turn of events, which is often questioned and criticized by many,the juxtaposition of Romeo and Juliet and Scarlet Letter. By referencing two popular works (Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare and Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne) in the same line, she seems to make a statement, lost by many.

Her lover seems to be a romeo, but she referenced to herself as a scarlet letter, which is meant to be symbol of punishment, of sin, of going against moral code of the puritan society, and this changes the story of Romeo and Juliet into a much darker version

Is the use of scarlet letter just a mindless way of using words in her songs? or, is there more to these lyrics than what meets the eye? Whom did a naive young sixteen year old girl love that made her think of herself as a scarlet letter? 

There were many theories floating around as I searched for this. Most common theory, like many other controversies surrounding Taylor, is that she’s simply ignorant and arrogant and that she just used the words without knowing their literary value. To those, I have no other answer other than to ask them to look at all the songs she has written. 

And, the second theory I have found is that, the relation was adulterous. But In Taylor’s own words, the relationship she had in mind for this song, didn’t happen. So, we can rule out that. 

Interestingly, she never bought the exact words 'scarlet letter’ in her interviews, as far as I researched. But she always said the words that 'it’s a love that society wouldn’t accept’. Um, Now that’s interesting. 

Let’s take a look at another line..
Romeo, save me. They’re trying to tell me how to feel. This love is difficult but it’s real.
In fact 'this love is difficult, but its real’ are the first lines she wrote and then spun the story around it. She tries to tell her lover, that the love they have/she feels is real but people around her are influencing her to feel a certain way. Looking at this from scarlet letter point of view, this line holds an entire different meaning. This love she feels towards her lover, goes against the society norms, and they are influencing her, may be trying to tell her that what she felt is not real, or will not be accepted.

With these ideas, now look at the 'little did I know’ line I mentioned earlier.  So, it wasn’t a love at first sight, and she din’t think of this person as a romeo initially, and people around her are trying to tell her that the love she feels is not real and that it might be just a friendship or something that’s imaginary?

Why couldn’t she have felt as a scarlet letter, if her lover is in fact a girl, and thus it was seen as a sin or against moral code by the society around her? And may be that’s why the people around her tried to tell that what she felt towards her love might not be real.

Taylor told Billboard magazine that the song is about “a love that you’ve got to hide because for whatever reason it wouldn’t go over well. I spun it in the direction of 'Romeo and Juliet’; our parents are fighting. I relate to it more as a love that you cannot really elaborate on - a love that maybe society wouldn’t accept [or] maybe your friends wouldn’t accept”

So, it’s safe to assume that this ’love story’ is about a Romeo, who is in fact a girl. Now, to all those who want to say that scarlet letter is just about adultery, listen to ’New romantics’ ( one of the gayest songs )

We show off our different scarlet letters, trust me mine is better

Even going verbatim, book version says there are three crimes that are punished in that puritan society; Adultery, Lust and Heresy. In puritan thinking, homosexuality is a sin. So, the use of the word scarlet letter here seems to be appropriate.

Just the way Hester owns the scarlet letter and starts wearing the scarlet letter as a symbol of her pride, in the song New Romantics, Taylor owns it and says that her scarlet letter is better than the most, thus accepting herself and showing that she’s proud of who she is.

So, I think this is more of a Scarlet Letter’s love story than of Juliet’s.

I know that this post doesn’t have any reference or a theory about whom these songs might be about in specific. But I guess that’s mainly because I think she is gay before Emily, Dianna or Karlie. all-my-possesions has master posts about how we can look back at 'love story’ and other songs after listening to 1989. thanks to @jennyboom21 for helping with information.

Something that relates to @marsinlibra ‘s amazing words about “Women all have different experiences”. 

One of the founding actions that feminists did that solidified their movement was “conscious raising”. It was basically women sharing their anecdotal experiences and realizing that the oppression women face is collective and it is not an individual experience. The whole point was to say “actually we DO all have the same/similar experiences.” That this one woman’s rape happened and it IS related to my rape, and it IS related to the domestic violence our friend experienced and it IS related to the women who are forced into porn and all our collective oppression regardless of race, class and sexuality is inter-related and effects us all. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own” - Audre Lorde. The collective Female experience CANNOT be written off.

I was a part of a Conscious raising action recently and it highlighted this so well. We all sat in a circle and there were 7 questions that were going to be asked to the group. If your answer to the question was “yes” then you would stand up, breath, and look at the other women who were also standing up. In our group there were all kinds of women, from all over the world and from all ages. No woman stood up alone to ANY question. Questions like “were you ever scared that you were pregnant when you didn’t want to be?” Almost every woman stood up. Or “Have you ever been sexually assaulted by a stranger, a family member or someone you know?” Almost every woman stood up. The female experience is real. Girlhood is real. And our collective shared oppression is real. Telling women that we cannot define female oppression or that all our experiences are so different that they do not relate is an attack on feminism. It separates us again. It makes it so that our neighbours abuse has nothing to do with our own or that the rape of a girl has nothing to do with anything and that it just *happened* and that’s the end of any conversation. All we are left with are isolated incidents that get shut away devoid of political analysis and understanding. We NEED political analysis and social consciousness to liberate women and to break down patriarchy, capitalism and white supremacy.

kwritten  asked:

Hey... I don't know if you can help me with this, but ... When I was a senior in HS I dated a boy whose family had immigrated from Iraq. Once, his mother told me that she had been named after a famous princess who had two sons: Ninef and Ninos; and had always planned on naming her own sons the same in memory of her namesake (she did :). I've lost track of Ninef and his family over the years and cannot, for the life of me, remember the princess' name/story. Does this ring a bell?

Unfortunately not! Closest I can come up with is Ninus, ostensible founder of Nineveh and husband (in some versions son) of Semiramis. Nobody named Ninef is mentioned, but the name is so close to “Nineveh” that maybe there’s some relation there? Sorry, that’s all I got. Anyone have better insight?  

ratchetclankarecute  asked:

If everything is through the mouse monster, then how come the mouse monster knows about reloads?

Not everything is through the mouse! :3 Only the questions that get answered! Example: https://underlineau.tumblr.com/post/155265725356

The mouse only knows about resets because Chara told her. Because this mouse was the same one who taught Chara how to knit, but after many resets Chara did the work alone and technically never met the mouse. But after Chara and Asriel became separated, Chara felt bad about technically never meeting the mouse and wanted to thank her for the knitting lessons.

Other asks only show a scenario relating to the ask. Example: https://underlineau.tumblr.com/post/155525009061

So for all those who don’t know, Undyne can’t be set up with Alphys yet. Neither Chara or the mouse have any idea they would be a good match. Have patience! If we skipped to their hook up you miss out on all the dumb stuff I have planned in between!

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